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Here's How Much Money the Game of Thrones Cast Make Per Episode http://trib.al/EZx3D4R

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Latinos Don't Think Trump Understands What An Arpaio Pardon Would Mean https://www.buzzfeed.com/adriancarrasquillo/latinos-dont-think-trump-understands-what-an-arpaio-pardon -via Flynx

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Private Identity, as we understand it, is only about 150 years old – once again it has become a luxury good for the rich.

"The lesson from 3,000 years of history is that privacy has almost always been a back-burner priority. Humans invariably choose money, prestige or convenience when it has conflicted with a desire for solitude."

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Strangers Within : Sam and her friends are terrorised during a party by a group of young men on a desperate hunt for something in her house.

It is now in most leading supermarkets and HMV stores, and to download on iTunes, Sky Movies, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Xbox Live Marketplace and Sony Playstation Store.

Read more on: bit.ly/2w0yGJq

#Movie #Film

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#ThrowbackThursday to #RAW (2016) where #JohnCena reunites with the #WWEUniverse, #AJStyles and the rest of #TheClub introduce themselves to the 15-time World Champion. Moments after #JohnCena declared that the #NewEra would have to go through him, #AJStyles came to the ring in an arrival that nearly caused the WWE Universe to implode under the weight of dueling fan support. Once the rancor died down, #AJStyles revealed he’d come to the ring under the pretense of paying respect. He even seemed primed to join #JohnCena when #LukeGallows & #KarlAnderson came to the ring. The whole thing was quickly revealed to be a ruse, however, as all three put a stomping on #JohnCena (guess that breakup from last week was only temporary) that culminated in not one, not two, but three additional pummelings from The #PhenomenalOne.

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Spitzer's Orion
Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, T. Megeath (Univ. Toledo, Ohio)

Explanation: Few cosmic vistas excite the imagination like the Orion Nebula, an immense stellar nursery some 1,500 light-years away. This stunning false-color view spans about 40 light-years across the region, constructed using infrared data from the Spitzer Space Telescope.

Compared to its visual wavelength appearance, the brightest portion of the nebula is likewise centered on Orion's young, massive, hot stars, known as the Trapezium Cluster.

But the infrared image also detects the nebula's many protostars, still in the process of formation, seen here in red hues. In fact, red spots along the dark dusty filament to the left of the bright cluster include the protostar cataloged as HOPS 68, recently found to have crystals of the silicate mineral olivine within its protostellar envelope.

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Mark your calendars (also for the new Chromebook Pixel and the Google Home Mini)

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Kid Pix Deluxe 3D en Mac App Store http://apple.co/2qqUc8d

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The next generation of Google handsets may arrive on October 5, according to the well-connected Evan Blass. #News #Google #GooglePixel2

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Jackson 5 - "All I Do Is Think Of You"

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1st Seeds In The NBA - (2017-2018 NBA Standings Predictions)

East - Toronto Raptors
Projected Record: 55-27

The Raptors as usual are being slept on by everyone, for example ESPN has them only winning 43 games and their most highest win total by "expert" websites is 47 wins. Projected to only be a 3-7th seed in the East by many because of their lack of playoff success and what people fail to realise is yes the Raptors don't have a lot of playoff success. But this is the regular season and what people tend to forget is the Raptors still were in the race for the 1st seed in the East last season without Lowry. Lowry only played a total of 4 games in the 2nd half of the season, if Lowry did play in the 2nd half of the season the Raptors win record changes to 52-54.

The Raptors also quietly had one of the better off seasons retaining Lowry and Ibaka. While also getting rid of DeMarre Carroll and replaced him with CJ Miles, who for the last 4 seasons had been one of the best 3 and D players in the NBA. They also got rid of Corey Joseph which frees up more time for Lowry to play with the bench. And Lowry playing with the best was the best line- up of the 2016-2017 season. Not to mention they free up more time for Norman Powell. While teams like the Celtics, Cavaliers, Wizards have massive questions about their defense, bench and ect. The Raptors have no questionable weakness except for when it comes playoff time. And this is the regular season not the postseason. Except the Raptors to surprise every once again like they always do in the regular season.

West - Warriors
Projected Record: 69-13

The Warriors after winning the NBA championship over the Cavs in 5 games, did something many people thought was impossible and that was getting better. As we know they retained all of their players besides Ian Clark who was going to be replace with Patrick McCaw so it's not that big of a deal. But were able to sign more sharp shooters in Nick Young, Omri Casspi and got Jordan Bell from the Bulls for money. Who many people are dubbing the next Ben Wallace/ Draymond Green. The Warriors as we know were unstoppable in the post season goung 69-13, if healthy they could win 72-74 games breaking their own record, tie their 73-9 record or tie the 95-96 Bulls 72-10 record. If their healthy however I expect one of the Warriors big 4 to get injured imo, however whoever that player is they will come back 100% for the playoffs. I very much expect them to win this years championship in 5 games yet again over the Cavaliers if everything goes how I think they will.

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Police report a white nationalist who says he pepper-sprayed a demonstrator in self-defense on the campus of the University of Virginia has turned himself in.

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Kuo: Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 7s Plus will have 3GB of RAM; only 2GB of RAM will be found on iPhone 7s

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The New York Jets continue to play games when it comes to their quarterback situation as they still have no idea what they're doing #NewYorkJets

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(CNN)President Donald Trump went to Arizona on Tuesday night and delivered what has now become a trademark speech: Full of invective, victimhood and fact-free retellings of recent historical events.

I went through the transcript of Trump's speech -- all 77 minutes -- and picked out his 57 most outrageous lines, in chronological order. They're below.

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🌞 ⭐ 🌛 A huge asteroid named 3122 Florence will flyby Earth at a distance of ca. 7 million km or ca. 4.4 million miles (about 18 times the distance between the Earth and the Moon) at 12:06 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) on September 1, 2017. Its diameter is between 2.5 and 5.6 miles, or 4 and 9 km.

3122 Florence, named in memory of Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), is a stony asteroid classified as near-Earth object and potentially hazardous asteroid, which was discovered on 2 March 1981 by American astronomer Schelte Bus at Siding Spring Observatory in New South Wales, Australia.

https://echo.jpl.nasa.gov/asteroids/Florence/Florence_planning.html

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#Mayweather vs #McGregor Final Words

VIDEO: http://www.boxingchannel.tv/mayweather-jr-vs-mcgregor-final-words/

#boxing #boxeo #MayweatherMcGregor #MMA

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#SamiZayn and #NiaJax present soccer player Hajar Abulfazl the Courageous Use of Sport Award at the Beyond Sport Global Awards at One World Observatory in New York City.

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Color stains

Here how I shot macros https://www.paolodalprato.com/naturalistic-macro

#macrophotography #hqspmacro #hqspflowers #fotomaniaitalia #macroaddict #ilovephotography 

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A First Look at the Spacesuits of the Future | National Geographic
After years of anticipation, Elon Musk has finally revealed the design that could take humans to a new level of space exploration.
August 23, 2017: In true Elon Musk fashion, the latest SpaceX creation has been revealed with dramatic flair. Posting on his Instagram account early Wednesday morning, Musk unveiled the first iteration of his SpaceX spacesuit. The design, seen only from the waist up, features a slim black-and-white aesthetic and is a far cry from the bulky, puffy spacesuits worn by NASA astronauts.

Outside of Earth's protective atmosphere, spacesuits must regulate air pressure, oxygen, and temperature as well as deflect cosmic radiation, all while allowing for movement and communication. (Read more about how spacesuits have evolved.) But as space travel becomes more commercial and accessible, more flexible suits are imperative. Among other inconveniences, astronauts have lost fingernails as a result of the current pressurized glove design.

How hard was it to combine fashion and function? According to Musk's post, very, but he noted that the suits are fully functional and have "already been tested to double vacuum pressure."

Click on article link below to read more...
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/08/spacex-spacesuit-elon-musk-crew-dragon-spd/

Credit: +National Geographic
Author: Sarah Gibbens
Release Date: August 23, 2017

+SpaceX
+Elon Musk
+NASA's Kennedy Space Center
+NASA Orion

#NASA #Space #Science #Technology #Astronaut #SpaceX #ElonMusk #Spacesuit #ISS #JourneyToMars #Mars #LaunchAmerica #Future #Engineering #Human #Spaceflight #UnitedStates #SolarSystem #Exploration #STEM #Education

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Echoes of Light

The Hubble Space Telescope's latest image of the star V838 Monocerotis (V838 Mon) reveals dramatic changes in the illumination of surrounding dusty cloud structures. The effect, called a light echo, has been unveiling never-before-seen dust patterns ever since the star suddenly brightened for several weeks in early 2002.

The illumination of interstellar dust comes from the red supergiant star at the middle of the image, which gave off a pulse of light three years ago, somewhat similar to setting off a flashbulb in a darkened room. The dust may have been ejected during a previous explosion, similar to the 2002 event.

The echoing of light through space is similar to the echoing of sound through air. As light from the explosion continues to move outwards, different parts of the dust are illuminated, just as a sound echo bounces off of objects near the source, and later, objects further from the source.

Image Credit: NASA
Last Updated: Aug. 3, 2017
Editor: NASA Content Administrator

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Google might announce the next-gen Pixels on October 5th http://engt.co/2g9eUG9

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Asteroid Florence will safely sweep past Earth on Sept. 1
Asteroid Florence, a large near-Earth asteroid, will pass safely by Earth on Sept. 1, 2017, at a distance of about 4.4 million miles, (7.0 million kilometers, or about 18 Earth-Moon distances). Florence is among the largest near-Earth asteroids that are several miles in size; measurements from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and NEOWISE mission indicate it’s about 2.7 miles (4.4 kilometers) in size.

This relatively close encounter provides an opportunity for scientists to study this asteroid up close. Florence is expected to be an excellent target for ground-based radar observations. Radar imaging is planned at NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar in California and at the National Science Foundation's Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The resulting radar images will show the real size of Florence and also could reveal surface details as small as about 30 feet (10 meters).

Source & further reading:
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/large-asteroid-to-safely-pass-earth-on-sept-1

#NASA #space #asteroidFlorence #universe #science

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Muhammad Ali's "worst fight" may have paved the way for Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. yhoo.it/2v8Kpmb

Read more on: bit.ly/2g6qGkn

#Sports #Fighting

(Credit: Yahoo Sports)

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Your brain’s got rhythm

Not everyone is Fred Astaire or Michael Jackson, but even those of us who seem to have two left feet have got rhythm—in our brains. From breathing to walking to chewing, our days are filled with repetitive actions that depend on the rhythmic firing of neurons. Yet the neural circuitry underpinning such seemingly ordinary behaviors is not fully understood, even though better insights could lead to new therapies for disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, ALS and autism.

Recently, neuroscientists at the Salk Institute used stem cells to generate diverse networks of self-contained spinal cord systems in a dish, dubbed circuitoids, to study this rhythmic pattern in neurons. The work, which appeared online in February 14, 2017, issue of eLife, reveals that some of the circuitoids—with no external prompting—exhibited spontaneous, coordinated rhythmic activity of the kind known to drive repetitive movements.

“It’s still very difficult to contemplate how large groups of neurons with literally billions if not trillions of connections take information and process it,” says the work’s senior author, Salk Professor Samuel Pfaff, who is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and holds the Benjamin H. Lewis Chair. “But we think that developing this kind of simple circuitry in a dish will allow us to extract some of the principles of how real brain circuits operate. With that basic information maybe we can begin to understand how things go awry in disease.”

Source & further reading:
http://www.salk.edu/news-release/brains-got-rhythm/

Journal article:
https://elifesciences.org/articles/21540

Image: Confocal microscope immunofluorescent image of a spinal cord neural circuit made entirely from stem cells and termed a “circuitoid”.
Credit: Salk Institute

#neuroscience #circuitoids #neuralcircuits #research #brain #science #medicine

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What do Taylor Swift's new post on social media mean?

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If you had these three WRs on your NFL Fantasy team...
Read more on: bit.ly/2g7N6lk

#Sports #NFL

(Credit: NFL)

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On this day:
At 23rd August of 1991, Nintendo releases the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in North America. The SNES was a global success, becoming the best-selling console of the 16-bit era despite its relatively late start and the fierce competition it faced in North America and Europe from Sega's Genesis/Mega Drive console. The SNES remained popular well into the 32-bit era, and continues to be popular among fans, collectors, retro gamers, and emulation enthusiasts.

Video gaming has come a long way since the early days of Pong and Pac-man. We can now play affordable games of high calibre with 3D graphics and awesome interactivity in the comfort of our home, taking for granted the little and subtle improvements made to each and every consoles before becoming what they are today. In a way, the aggressive competition between companies of video game consoles had churned out the superior features of video gaming to bring to us the excellent quality we see today.

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) was one of the big players in one of the most heated console wars of all time and remains as one of the most treasured consoles of all time. Its robust game library and high nostalgia level make it commonplace in a classic gaming collection.

Nintendo’s second console (known as the Super Famicom in Japan) was designed by Masayuki Uemura, who also designed the NES. Nintendo did not originally intend to make a successor to the successful NES, but as Sega’s Genesis/Megadrive started picking up steam and Nintendo saw its numbers slip in the market, this sparked the planning of a new console.

Mario, Zelda, and Metroid made huge marks on the Super Nintendo, but the system was also a hotbed for new ideas. Some of these were spin-offs, including Super Mario Kart. That racing game was so successful that every Nintendo system since (well, minus the Virtual Boy) has had a Mario Kart of its own, including the Wii U and 3DS.

Nintendo also elevated Mario’s side characters into stars of their own franchises. Donkey Kong Country gave DK and his friends three classic side-scrollers on the SNES, while Yoshi’s Island put Mario’s dinosaur sidekick front and center in one of the greatest platformers of all time. We also saw some entirely new franchises, like Star Fox, a 3D shooter that starred a set of humanized animals, and Pilot Wings, another flight-based series that didn’t have nearly as many talking toads.

Big franchises like Capcom’s Mega Man and Konami’s Castlevania would have some of their best games released on the system via Mega Man X and Super Castlevania IV. Square would also release some of its greatest RPGs ever for the SNES, including Final Fantasy VI (III in the U.S. at the time) and Chrono Trigger (developed with Enix, another RPG company that eventually merged with Square). Of course, plenty of big games came out for both the Super Nintendo and Genesis: Street Fighter II, Mortal Kombat, Earthworm Jim, and NBA Jam among them.

Even with the launch of 32 bit systems SNES still proved it was a strong contender in the market. Nintendo of America didn’t stop producing the Super Nintendo until 1999. In Japan the Super Famicom continued to be produced until September 2003. Nintendo continued to innovate with controller designs by having four face buttons and two shoulder/trigger buttons. This design served as the primary inspiration to nearly every modern console controler after the 16/32-bit era.

#SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem
#SNES #Nintendo #Console #Gaming
#RetroGaming #VideoGameConsole #Retro
#Oldschool #Onthisday #16Bit #Vintage
#HistoryOfVideoGameConsoles

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Will right-wing populism continue to prevail, or will it be destroyed? A look at Bannon, Buckley, the past and the future.

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Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams Do Carpool Karaoke Impersonating Ned Stark http://ellemag.co/NDse4NU

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You Can Now Download And Install Kodi 17.4 Final On iPhone Or iPad

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Crescent Moon over Germany

"The first visibility of the crescent moon, 48 hrs. after a new moon and the total solar eclipse… :)"

Credit: Heiko Ulbricht
Image Date: August 23, 2017
Location: Herzogswalde, Saxony, Germany

Technical details: Canon EOS 500D, Pentacon 4/200, ISO 100, 1/4s

#Earth #Astronomy #Science #Planet #Moon #Herzogswalde #Saxony #Germany #Deutschland #Astrophotography #Photography #STEM #Education

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The Eagle and The Swan
The Eagle Nebula and the Swan Nebula span this broad starscape, a telescopic view toward the Sagittarius spiral arm and the center of our Milky Way galaxy. The Eagle, also known as M16, is at top and M17, the Swan, at bottom of the frame showing the cosmic clouds as brighter regions of active star-formation. They lie along the spiral arm suffused with reddish emission characteristic of atomic hydrogen gas, and dusty dark nebulae. M17, also called the Omega Nebula, is about 5500 light-years away, while M16 is some 6500 light-years distant. The center of both nebulae are locations of well-known close-up images of star formation from the Hubble Space Telescope. In this mosaic image that extends about 3 degrees across the sky, narrowband, high-resolution image data has been used to enhance the central regions of the Eagle and Swan. The extended wings of the Eagle Nebula spread almost 120 light-years. The Swan is over 30 light-years across.

Image Credit & Copyright: Josep Drudis
Josep's website: http://www.astrodrudis.com
Release Date: August 24, 2017

+Astronomy Picture of the Day (APoD)

#NASA #Astronomy #Science #Space #Nebula #Swan #M17 #Omega #Eagle #M16 #Sagittarius #Cosmos #Universe #Astrophotography #STEM #Education #APoD

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N.Korea’s Kim Jong-Un Is ‘Starting To Respect U.S.’ – Trump
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