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Warrior with Lance and Shield by Joannes Echarius Carolus Alberti (1808)... in a new light 🌗

#useum #artmemes #funny #memes

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Here's why BB-8 and Poe Dameron are such good friends...

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Redskins’ Josh Norman takes out full-page ad in hometown paper to help churches: Norman grew up in Greenwood, S.C., a town of roughly 25,000, before playing collegiately at Coastal Carolina. http://dlvr.it/Q2WL97

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Strong bones may be vital for maintaining memory in old age

A hormone released by bones seems to reverse age-related memory loss. The hormone can be boosted by exercise, suggesting that lifting weights might protect the brain from the ravages of old age. Eric Kandel of Columbia University in New York and colleagues were interested in understanding the mechanisms behind normal age-related memory loss.

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I think it’s safe to say that one of the most important things in a phone is battery life. You can have the best phone in the world, but that means nothing if it can’t last a day. To help you better predict how your battery will perform throughout the…

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Use Google Assistant to take a hands free group photo

Once you have Google Assistant set up:

 “Take a photo” will use the rear-facing camera.

You can edit the countdown by asking it to take a photo in however many seconds you need (you’ve got 30 seconds max), so you can get into position.

"Take a selfie" also works, with a 3 second countdown.

+Lifehacker​ has instructions for setting up Assistant
https://lifehacker.com/use-google-assistant-on-your-new-pixel-2-to-take-a-hand-1820685974

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Pokemon GO now fully compatible with iPhone X, but drops support for iOS 8 devices

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Climate change could increase volcano eruptions - Shrinking glacier cover could lead to increased volcanic activity in Iceland, warn scientists.

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Molly Shannon and Will Ferrell Want to Turn the Rose Parade Into the First Comedy Event of the Year http://vntyfr.com/my7fyuS

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Why Lana Doesn’t Wrestle On TV Anymore http://stillrealtous.com/lana-doesnt-wrestle-tv-anymore/

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When you call your Republican Senators about the tax bill, point out how the PAYGO act will gut Medicare.


More talking points on the tax bill when you call your Republican senators. You need to ask them how they are going to deal with the cuts to Medicare that the PAYGO act will trigger because of the tax bill.

Here's how it works:

For a bill like the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which is predicted to add $1.5 trillion to the deficit over the next 10 years, the Office of Management and Budget is required to issue a sequestration order to pay for the overage. The list of programs subject to sequestration is long and includes federal student loan programs and agriculture subsidies. But a major sticking point for Congressional Republicans is the fact that the passage of their tax reform bill will trigger automatic cuts to Medicare, to the tune of $25 billion in 2018 and 4% of the total Medicare budget for each year until the end of the 10-year window in 2027.

Now, it's possible to avoid the cuts to Medicare, etc. by passing a companion bill to do so. What's the catch? The waiver can NOT be part of the tax bill because the waiver requires the full 60 votes to pass and of course the tax bill is under the reconciliation rules of 51 votes.

Nice bit of political blackmail, there.


How this works is explained in this DK post below (I'm not a fan of DK overall, but they do have individual posts than can shed a lot of light on specific points, like this one)

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Geminid Meteor Shower 2017 - Shooting Stars in Spectacular Display - Must-See

The Geminid meteor shower is one of the most anticipated events in the stargazing calendar as more than 120 shooting stars per hour are set to sparkle in the skies.

The spectacular meteor shower can be seen from December 4–17. Date of peak December 13-14. A Waning Crescent Moon will make viewing conditions good for the shooting stars.

The Geminid meteor shower is one of the finest meteors showers visible in either the Northern or the Southern Hemisphere.

The Geminids, as their name implies, appear to emanate from the bright constellation Gemini (the twins). To find Gemini, look in the northeastern sky for the constellation Orion, which is easy to spot by the three stars in the hunter's "belt." Then look just up and to the right of Orion to see Gemini, high in the northeastern sky.
Although the meteors will appear to stream away from Gemini, they can appear all across the sky.

The Geminids are associated with the near-Earth object 3200 Phaethon, an asteroid that may have undergone a collision with another object in the distant past to produce the stream of particles that Earth runs into — creating the meteor shower.

The asteroid orbits the sun every 1.4 years. It occasionally comes close to Earth (at a safe distance) and also passes very close to the sun, inside of Mercury's orbit and only 0.15 astronomical units from the sun.
https://www.space.com/34921-geminid-meteor-shower-guide.html
https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/meteor-shower/geminids.html
http://earthsky.org/tonight/december-geminid-meteor-shower

Clips, images credit: NASA/JPL, ESO, ESA/HUBBLE

Music credit: YouTube Audio Library

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Co-founder of unicorn InMobi is launching a bike-sharing startup in India

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“I don’t think there is anyone I know who works harder.”

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BIS To Frame Hallmark Standards For 24 Carat Gold Jewellery

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Young At Heart is now even cheaper (a year later after the initial release!!).
And, there is a sale on so I think in USD it is only 1$?
It's a sports drama storygame in which the players embody a pitcher playing the last game in a season of baseball. You recreate this person's life through flashback scenes in order to answer two questions, rooted in either pride or heart, you create at the start of the game. Find out who this person is, as they reflect on their life---playing the game that keeps them Young At Heart

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/198376/Young-At-Heart?term=Young+at+heart&test_epoch=0

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As a solar eclipse crosses the United States on 21 August 2017, Curator Jonathan Taylor takes a look at what the Babylonians thought of this celestial phenomenon.

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Bokeh-Planet, Glendale, CA

From a real blurry atmosphere to a clear core, something that seems so similar to the connection among us. We have to get closer to see.

ENJOY

(Since I don't want this Holiday wasted on deleting/blocking/reporting spam and trolls, I leave the comments off, sorry about that.)

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Elegance and Grace

Ballerina Sarah Davey form a Toronto Studio shoot in 2015. Where does the time go!

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autumn in the vineyard

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape
#btplandscapepro +BTP Landscape Pro

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The Skua
Sworn enemy to the penguin as it preys on chicks and eggs, it's an opportunistic feeder and reminds me of a cross between a gull and an eagle. In this image, the wonderful light bokeh in the background is ironically, penguins

#oneoceanexp #antarctica #southernocean

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autumn leaves

#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro
#btpmacropro +BTP Macro Pro
#leavesonthursday +Leaves On Thursday

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Fall Colors in Texas

Some of the fall color along the West Fork of the Trinity River in Texas last weekend. We are in prime fall color season in north Texas and I will be out again chasing fall colors in the area over the the long holiday weekend.

Many people will spend Black Friday at the mall. I will be on the trail with my camera.

#wildernessphotographer #texas #trinityriver #fallcolor #optoutside #landscape

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A view of the Melbourne city skyline from Southbank

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There's A Last Minute Quick Fix Update For The OnePlus 5T Rolling Out

I guess OnePlus noticed they needed to add some finishing touches or fixes to some oversights in the device software. This update includes fixes to improve unlocking, video recording, screen off gestures, EIS stabilization, and a fix for the KRACK vulnerability. Kind of odd that they didn't have this fix in place before the launch -- since they fixed the KRACK vulnerability in the OnePlus 5 earlier this month.

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The Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics 104-98 to snap the Celtics' 16-game winning streak.

Following a 25-point loss to the Indiana Pacers, the Miami Heat started the first quarter with physical defense and set the tone early, which allowed them to build a 27-16 lead at the end of the quarter. The Heat wouldn't let up in the second quarter, with a pair of free throws by guard Goran Dragic allowing the team to extend their lead to 20 with 6:39 left in the quarter. Al Horford would knock down an 8-foot jumper with 30 seconds remaining in the second quarter to cut the lead to 51-41, but a three-pointer by Goran Dragic would push the Heat's lead back to 54-41 at the end of the first half.

The Heat didn't collapse in the third quarter like they did against the Pacers and so many other teams this season. Instead, they followed up their 51.3 percent shooting in the first half by shooting 49 percent in the third. The Heat would hold a 79-63 lead to start the fourth quarter, but the relentless Celtics would go on a 13-0 run to cut the lead to 91-90 with 3:14 remaining. Heat guard Dion Waiters would score the next 8 points — including a three-pointer that bounced on top the back board before falling in — to help snap the Celtics 16-game win streak.

Goran Dragic had 27 points (8/17 FG), 4 assists, and 5 rebounds.
Dion Waiters had 26 points (11/24 FG), 6 assists, and 2 rebounds.
Tyler Johnson had 16 points (5/9 FG) and 7 rebounds.

Kyrie Irving had 23 points (11/22 FG), 3 assists, and 3 steals.
Jayson Tatum had 18 points (3/4 3PT), 4 assists, and 7 rebounds.
Jaylen Brown had 14 points (6/10 FG), 3 rebounds, and 2 steals.

#NBA #Heat #Celtics

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New York Attorney General Slams F.C.C. for Stonewalling Net-Neutrality Investigation http://vntyfr.com/c4EzKX0

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The James Webb Space Telescope has not even launched yet, but its first observing targets have already been decided!

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Cassini sees Titan glow just before destruction
Useful right until the last minute, NASA’s Saturn probe sent data about the planet’s moon just before the end

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Old school rapper Jay Z played it vulnerable and sensitive during his 30-song, 90-minute set Wednesday night. He returns for another show Thursday. #review

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In memory...

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Such a good read. Do take 5 minutes.

https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/russian-journalist-explains-how-the-kremlin-instructed-him-to-cover-the-2016-election

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Geekscape of the Day: Feast With The Beast
Artist: Jeremiah Humphries Visit: http://bit.ly/2jgthWZ .

Want more? Visit us over at http://geekscapes.com and see all of the archives and subscribe via RSS so you never miss an image!

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#fantasy #minotaur #feast #vikings #king #adventurers #thanksgiving #gsotd #gsotd2017
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