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Would you use a dark mode in the YouTube app if available?

#Android #News #YouTube

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Trump has been lying about his wealth for a long time. He claimed to be getting richer while facts show his Trump brand has been on the decline since 2010.

As ever Trump continues to prove to be a genius only at lying self-promotion. The problem with that is, that unless you have a product people want to go with the name, the value simply isn't there. Trump is learning this the hard way with attendance at his golf resorts falling some 16%, and his brand tanking even faster.

Thanks also to James Graham for pointing the article out to me.

From the article linked below:
A new report shows that the Trump Organization has seen a massive drop in revenue, worth only 10 percent of what is was back in 2010. One lesson: Don't be satisfied with the value of a brand, as what is here today can be gone tomorrow.

There have been signs that Trump's main business, a privately owned corporation, was facing troubles. Not only has his time in office shown bad management skills, but there were already suggestions that Trump's real estate business had taken a big hit after his political success. His company has been clobbered over his personal politics because it leans so heavily on his personal brand.
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Forbes determined that Trump's exaggerations doubled his actual net worth. Many of his real estate deals have actually been licensing his name. It's still a way to make money, but one that depends on the vagaries of name perception.

Perhaps at one time, with the height of his reality television appearances in The Apprentice, the monetary pull of his name was greater. But those days are gone, along with the settlement of the lawsuits over Trump University. The brand has been badly tarnished as his popularity rating remains near historical lows for a president, even with some rebound in September.

All monetary value is ultimately determined by markets. If people will only pay $10 for a product, you can't reasonably say that it's worth $20. Intangible property, of which brands are a type, compounds the potential issue with far more volatility. Today's high can be tomorrow's low.

If you want to build a financial future for a company, you need something that people will value aside from a name. Have a product or service that delivers a result people want and let the brand be the icing on the cake.

https://www.inc.com/erik-sherman/trump-organization-value-plummets-by-90-dangers-of-branding.html

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Deadpool's "Wet on Wet" Bob Ross Teaser

The marketing for 2018's sequel is off to a good start.

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Fox News poll: Obama has higher favorability in Alabama than Trump http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign-polls/360807-fox-news-poll-obama-has-higher-favorability-in-alabama-than-trump -via Flynx

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"When a company like Microsoft needs to fix a security flaw in one of its products, the process is normally straightforward: determine where the bug lies, change the program's source code to fix the bug, and then recompile the program. But it looks like the company had to step outside this typical process for one of the flaws it patched this Tuesday."

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NFL News: NFLers are Protesting During the National Anthem. Here’s Why Cheerleaders Aren’t.

Know more: https://goo.gl/qasYNZ

Millions of Americans have applauded the NFL players who have taken a knee during the national anthem, but not the women whose job it is to root for the teams — the NFL Cheerleaders. They have been noticeably absent from the year-long drama that has divided football fans and outraged President Donald Trump and their reasons range from not wanting to undermine the team — to not wanting to lose their prized spot on the squad.

"Definitely the financial compensation isn’t high enough where you’re concerned about paying rent … but certainly if you’re creating waves you could lose your spot,” Danetha Doe, a two-season Indianapolis Colts cheerleader, told NBC News.

#Cheerleaders #NFLCheerleaders #Sports #NFL #Cheerleaders #NY #nflnews #Football #footwear #rapoport #pregame #article #news #nfl_news #nflplayer

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We Tried Contacting All 154 People Previously Listed on Roy Moore's Endorsements Page https://splinternews.com/we-tried-contacting-all-154-people-previously-listed-on-1820543732 -via Flynx

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Pluto's atmosphere could be colder than expected because of a cooling mechanism controlled by haze particles

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From Neuroscience News: What Grosses Out a Chimp? - Exposure to biological contaminants, such as feces and blood, through smell, sight and touch influence feeding choices in chimpanzees, a new study reports.

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Heres a one hour (and twenty-minute) mix of Biggie's best songs. I hope yall enjoy it, fam.

(All the songs names are in the description section).

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NBA News: NBA Power Rankings: Did Boston Celtics Push to the Top?

Know more: https://goo.gl/bHh9vM

We've got action all over the rankings after a week like that.

Just when it seemed like the Golden State Warriors were doing all they could to eradicate suspense at the top of our power rankings, the Boston Celtics came along and refused to stop winning. Elsewhere, Joel Embiid erupted, Eric Bledsoe took the Milwaukee Bucks on a run, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers quit hitting the snooze bar for an eye-opening quarter, and the Houston Rockets got their big offseason acquisition back.

Per a tweet from #BrianRobb of Boston Sports Journal after Friday's 90-87 victory over the Hornets: "#Celtics win without [Kyrie] Irving, [Al] #Horford and Hayward while also shooting 35 percent from field? BradStevens just strengthening his Coach of the Year resume."

#NBANews #NBA #NBAChampions #Warriors #Knicks #Sports #Heat #NBA2017 #NBAFixtures #NBAPlayers #LosAngeles #Lakers #NBAFinals #Basketball #USA #NBAseason #Americans #Warriors #NBA_Tips

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Supports of Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye attend a rally for the presidential candidate in Kampala, Uganda on February 16, 2011, the last day of campaigning for presidential elections. Veteran President Yoweri Museveni predicted a landslide victory in polls this week, dismissing Besigye's assertions that Uganda was ripe for an Egypt-style uprising. AFP PHOTO/ROBERTO SCHMIDT

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Luis Gutierrez Tried to Play ‘Gotcha’ with Jeff Sessions – It Didn’t End Well for Him

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https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=AMDGPU-DC-Accepted AMDGPU DC Code Lands For Linux 4.15 Kernel

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Jovian Tempest

This color-enhanced image of a massive, raging storm in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere was captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft during its ninth close flyby of the gas giant planet.

The image was taken on Oct. 24, 2017 at 10:32 a.m. PDT (1:32 p.m. EDT). At the time the image was taken, the spacecraft was about 6,281 miles (10,108 kilometers) from the tops of the clouds of Jupiter at a latitude of 41.84 degrees. The spatial scale in this image is 4.2 miles/pixel (6.7 kilometers/pixel).

The storm is rotating counter-clockwise with a wide range of cloud altitudes. The darker clouds are expected to be deeper in the atmosphere than the brightest clouds. Within some of the bright 'arms' of this storm, smaller clouds and banks of clouds can be seen, some of which are casting shadows to the right side of this picture (sunlight is coming from the left). The bright clouds and their shadows range from approximately 4 to 8 miles (7 to 12 kilometers) in both widths and lengths. These appear similar to the small clouds in other bright regions Juno has detected and are expected to be updrafts of ammonia ice crystals possibly mixed with water ice.

Citizen scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran processed this image using data from the JunoCam imager.

JunoCam's raw images are available for the public to peruse and process into image products at:

www.missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam       

More information about Juno is at:

https://www.nasa.gov/juno and http://missionjuno.swri.edu

Image Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt/ Seán Doran

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http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/jpl/pia21971/jovian-tempest

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Seahawks' Sheldon Richardson calls fine for his hit on Drew Stanton 'extortion': The Seahawks defensive tackle was fined $18,231 for his hit on Drew Stanton in Seattle's 22-16 win over the Cardinals. http://dlvr.it/Q1XLsg

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Take back home girl

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Another Bimini beauty... Chantel! #DCCSwim

Read more on: bit.ly/2mEneAs

#Sports #NFL #Cheerleaders

(Credit: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders)

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Site of asteroid impact changed the history of life | #Geology #GeologyPage

An asteroid, also known as the Chicxulub Impactor, hit Earth some 66 million years ago, causing a crater 180 km wide. The impact of the asteroid heated organic matter in rocks and ejected it into the atmosphere, forming soot in the stratosphere.

Read more : http://www.geologypage.com/2017/11/site-asteroid-impact-changed-history-life.html

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Semantic Writing Newsletter
Linked data explained must read from +Teodora Petkova
Content creation strategies
Everything you have to know about semantic SEO
and more...

The newsletter is paused for Thanksgiving week. Will return November 27.

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The brain requires nutrients just like your heart, lungs or muscles do. But which foods are best for brain health? Check this list to see what you should eat to optimize your brain power.

http://www.thehealthypage.com/5-best-foods-brain-health/

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On the day of the +R Λ Z Ξ R Phone's official launch, Razer has revealed new USB-C earbuds to go along with its new Android flagship.

#RazerPhone #Razer #Android #headphones

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Friday, the Moon Smiled
Image Credit & Copyright: Tunç Tezel (TWAN)
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap171118.html

Friday, an old Moon smiled for early morning risers. Its waning sunlit crescent is captured in this atmospheric scene from clear skies near Bursa, Turkey, planet Earth. In the subtle twilight hues nearby celestial lights are Jupiter (top) and Venus shining close to the eastern horizon. But today, Saturday, the Moon will be new and early next week its waxing crescent will follow the setting Sun as it sinks in the west. Then, a young Moon's smile will join Saturn and Mercury in early evening skies.

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PICS IN ORDER
-Template: LG V30
-Wall for Most Mobile Devices
-Wall for Galaxy S8/Note 8
-Wall for LG G6, V30, Pixel 2
-Wall for Essential Phone

#multi_format

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Russia 2018 World Cup venue cities with several air and rail travel time approximations

https://redd.it/7dlltp

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Marvin Jones has some pipes—the judges were blown away. http://ow.ly/DfpO30gEO31

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Do you use Fi? How is it?

#Android #News

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The Cavaliers win at home against the Clippers. 4 wins in a row.

Score: 118-113 ⚔️

As expected the Clippers athletic bigs were in total control. Getting exactly what they wanted. The Clippers got off to a fantastic start with impressive ball movement, and using their athleticism to get by immobile/unathletic defenders. The Cavaliers shot was broken early on, but they battled their way back into it, and only trailed by 3 points in the first quarter. We came back with solid movement, and good one on one defense in the later portion of the opening quarter.

In the second quarter, we continued to get destroyed in the paint. No one thought it was a good idea to protect the paint apparently, but Wade kept us alive. Wade dropped 17 points in the 2nd quarter, and was living at the free throw line. Huge free throw discrepancy. The Cavaliers were 17/20 from the free throw line at halftime, compared to the Clippers 2/2. The Clippers were unscathed, getting open dunks at will. So that explains the big difference. LeBron made a jumper to tie it up at the half, 56 a piece. For both teams.

We just can’t catch a break. It was reported earlier that Derrick Rose would be missing 2 extra weeks. Calderon started at point guard in the second half. Shumpert exited the game with a sore knee. The Clippers were still shifting our defense all over the place, but in this quarter they started to contribute from the perimeter. They started draining three pointers in a span of 2 minutes forcing us into a timeout. Coming into tonight’s game, the Clippers averaged 19 assists per game which is the 3rd lowest average per game in the league. Tonight they had 28 assists on 45 made field goals . With a little over 3 minutes remaining we scored 12 points to stay within striking distance. Clippers led by 3.

In the 4th quarter it was back, and forth, and it went to the wire. The Cavaliers were right there, down by 1 but couldn’t get out in front. In the final minute we tied it up at 105 a piece with a LeBron James 3 pointer. At the end LeBron tried to barrel down the lane to give us our first lead of the game but he missed at the buzzer. First game of the season that goes to OT.

In OT we grabbed our first lead of the game, and it stayed that way. A LeBron turnaround shot put the game out of reach. The streak continues.

LeBron: 39 points 17/26 FG, 4/9 3P, 14 reb 10th double double of the season. 6 assists, 1 steal.
Kevin Love: 25 points 9/18 FG, 3/7 3P, 8 reb, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block.
Dwyane Wade: 23 points 6/16 FG, 11 reb, 5 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks.
Jae Crowder: 9 points 3/9 FG, 1/3 3P, 5 reb, 1 steal.
Kyle Korver: 9 points 2/5 FG, 2/5 3P, 1 reb, 2 assists, 1 steal.
Jeff Green: 8 points 3/5 FG, 2 reb, 2 assists.
JR Smith: 5 points 2/7 FG, 1/6 3P, 5 reb, 4 assists.
Channing Frye: 3 reb, 1 assist, 1 steal.
Iman Shumpert: 1 reb, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block.
Jose Calderon: 1 assist, 1 steal.

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"Let us go talk to the Professor."

"McAvoy or Stewart? These timelines are so confusing."

[] #Deadpool [] #FOX [] #Movie []

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Health Tips: The Real Reason Paris Jackson's Eyes Look So Blue

The reason is here: https://goo.gl/iFBhHP

There's something about very pale blue eyes that is so alluring, you'd almost think they were the works of some clever colored contacts. And most times, you'd be right — like when Selena Gomez's eyes resembled the color of the ocean at the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Even Ivanka Trump has tried to play off her green contacts as the real thing. But for Paris Jackson, this is not the case at all.

At the very least, now we have exactly one more explanation as to why we couldn't stop staring at Jackson's #makeup that night.

#ParisJackson #Weight #health #healthbenefits #homeremedies #naturalremedies #explore #healthcare #remedy #wellness #medicine #alternativemedicine #cure #Nutrition #Fitness #Medical #Wellness

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Vatican City, Nov 17, 2017 / 07:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Vatican conference discussing “A World Free From Nuclear Weapons,” held Nov. 10-11, is the latest step in a long-term commitment from the Holy See to work for nuclear disarmament, which itself is considered by the Vatican to be a step toward the goal of integral disarmament.   The conference was held after 120 nations voted this July to pass the UN’s Comprehensive Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.  The treaty prohibits signatories from developing, testing, producing, manufacturing, acquiring, possessing or stockpiling nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices, and prevents them from using these weapons. To date, only three countries have ratified the treaty.   The Holy See actively took part in the treaty’s negotiations, and is among the three nations that have ratified the treaty   The Holy See has a “Permanent Observer” status at the United Nations, although with “enhanced powers.” That means that the Holy See can take part in the negotiations of treaties, but does not usually have the right to vote.   For the July 7 vote on the nuclear treaty, the Holy See was accepted by the UN to participate in negotiations as a full member, and was permitted to vote on the matter before the adoption of the treaty. This was the first time the Holy See has been afforded such a status at the UN, which Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Vatican’s “foreign minister,” described as a milestone during the treaties ratification ceremony Sep. 20.   This diplomatic initiative shows the strength of the Holy See’s commitment to nuclear disarmament.   In fact, the Holy See has understood for decades the perilous potential of nuclear weaponry.   During the Second World War, Pius XII understood that new scientific developments could be used to produce weapons of mass destruction.   Pope Pius XII’s concerns were expressed in three different speeches delivered at the Pontifical Academy for Sciences between 1941 and 1948.   Talking on Nov. 30, 1941, Pius XII said in the hands of men, science can be a double edged weapon, able to heal and kill at the same time. The Pope also said that he was following “the incredible adventure of the men committed to research on nuclear energy and nuclear transformation” thanks to Max Planck, Nobel Prize Laureate in 1918, who served as member of the Pontifical Academy for Sciences.   Pope Pius XII warned about nuclear danger again, in a meeting with members of the Pontifical Academy that took place Feb. 21, 1943. On that occasion, the Pope warned that because of the development of nuclear weapons, “there could be a dangerous catastrophe for our planet as a whole.”   Finally, in a speech delivered to the Pontifical Academy for Science on Feb. 8, 1948, the Pope talked about the atomic bomb as one of the “most horrible weapons the human mind has ever conceived,” and asked: “What disaster should the humanity expect from a future conflict, if stopping or slowing the use of always more and more surprising scientific inventions would be proven impossible? We should distrust any science whose main goal is not love.”   Like Pius XII, St. John XXIII urged the need for an “integral disarmament” in his encyclical Pacem In Terris, and the Second Vatican Council’s Apostolic Constitution Gaudium et Spes stressed that “power of weapons does not legitimate their military and political use.”   Speaking at the UNESCO June 2, 1980, Pope St. John Paul II explicitly mentioned the “nuclear threat” on the world that could lead to “the destruction of fruits of culture, products of the civilization built in centuries by generation of men who believed in the primacy of the spirit and did not spare efforts nor fatigues.”   John Paul II noted the “fragile balance” of the world, caused by geopolitical reasons, economic problems and political misunderstandings along with wounded national prides. But, he said, this balance can be destroyed at any moment, following “a mistake in judging, informing, interpreting.”   He then asked: “Can we still be certain that breaking the balance would not lead to war and to a war that would not hesitate to use nuclear weapons?”   Benedict XVI also confronted the issue many times. It is especially noteworthy to recall what Benedict said in his May 31, 2009 Pentecost homily.   Benedict XVI stressed that “man does not want to be in the image of God any longer, but only in his own image: he declares himself autonomous, free.”   A man in such an “unauthentic relation” with God can become dangerous, and “can revolt against life and humanity,” as the Hiroshima and Nagasaki tragedies showed, the Pope said.   Pope Francis has warned many times about the risks of the nuclear proliferation. In a message sent to the UN Conference for the Negotiation of the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, Pope Francis stressed that “International peace and stability cannot be based on a false sense of security, on the threat of mutual destruction or total annihilation, or on simply maintaining a balance of power.”   “We need – he added - to go beyond nuclear deterrence: the international community is called upon to adopt forward-looking strategies to promote the goal of peace and stability and to avoid short-sighted approaches to the problems surrounding national and international security”.   The Holy See has followed a clear path on nuclear disarmament, which it continued with this month’s conference. The words of Pope Francis at the conference carry the legacy and tradition of the Church’s teachings on nuclear weaponry and its danger. We can not “fail to be genuinely concerned by the catastrophic humanitarian and environmental effects of any employment of nuclear devices,” the Pope said.   “If we also take into account the risk of an accidental detonation as a result of error of any kind, the threat of their use, as well as their very possession, is to be firmly condemned.  For they exist in the service of a mentality of fear that affects not only the parties in conflict but the entire human race.  International relations cannot be held captive to military force, mutual intimidation, and the parading of stockpiles of arms.  Weapons of mass destruction, particularly nuclear weapons, create nothing but a false sense of security.  They cannot constitute the basis for peaceful coexistence between members of the human family."     Hannah Brockhaus contributed to this report.  

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Trump's FCC is gutting the Lifeline service, which gives poor families a $9.25/month subsidy for fixed or mobile broadband; under the new rules, poor people will have to buy their connections from major carriers (who often don't offer Lifeline plans), and will no longer be able to use the resellers who presently constitute 70% of the Lifeline connections.

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