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Jessika wishes you a very happy Friday! #DCCSwim

Read more on: bit.ly/2l4nKqJ

#Sports #NFL #Cheerleaders

(Credit: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders)

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Apple's Upgrade Program offers a 'head start' on iPhone X http://engt.co/2l5h7nO

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”It has been 100 years since the Langley Research Center first opened. To celebrate its centenary, the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia, has a new photo exhibition, which runs through to March 11, 2018. Atlas Obscura has a selection of images from the show.”

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The extrapolation of science into unobservable territory.

"The Multiverse may go well beyond physics, and be the first physically motivated “metaphysics” we’ve ever encountered. For the first time, we’re understanding the limits of what our Universe can teach us."

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Three Super Powerful Fat Burning Drinks

Weight loss in today’s society is not only a beauty issue, but also a health issue. Overweight and obese people have a greater risk of suffering from heart diseases, diabetes with all of its complications, piles, stroke, and virtually any disease.

#drink #health #diet #explore #bellyfat #weightloss #food #naturalremedies #treatment

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US president Donald Trump is expected to pressure China’s president when they meet next month in Beijing to do more to rein in North Korea.

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The Cavaliers win against the Bucks on the road (116-97.)

The Bucks has the upper hand early in this first quarter, but then game stayed close throughout the first half. The Cavaliers were gaining momentum at the end of the second quarter with tough defense (Crowder in particular with a tough assignment, guarding a great player in Giannis.) The momentum gained later continued in the third quarter. Through two quarters the Cavaliers has only 10 assists. LeBron, the “main” ball handler was also patient in the first half. He wasn’t aggressive until later on as well.

Third quarter : “Korver Kounter” . Korver caught fire, making 3 three pointers in less than 2 minutes of playing time. Jeff Green made a floater at the buzzer to give the Cavaliers the largest lead of the night at this point (13 point lead.) At this time it was time to put the game away because the Bucks weren’t going away quietly.

Tristan Thompson showed his value in the 4th quarter with rebounding. It was a beautiful sequence in the 4th quarter. LeBron blocked Giannis, which led to LeBron 3-pointer; then Kevin Love blocked Monroe, which led to LeBron dishing it to the Henny God for 3. The block party is over here. 🙌 The Bucks are a fighting team but closing time came pretty quickly. The Cavaliers put the game out of reach. Unlike the season opener, the Cavaliers were draining some of their jump shots. The game slowed up a bit at the end due to foul calls, and timeouts but the Cavs secured it. ⚔️

LeBron: 24 points 10/16 FG, 2/4 3P, 5 reb, 8 assists, 1 steal, 1 block.
Kevin Love: 17 points 5/12 FG, 12 reb, 6 assists, 2 blocks.
Kyle Korver: 17 points 6/7 FG, 5/6 3P, 3 reb, 1 assist, 1 steal.
Jae Crowder: 14 points 6/8 FG, 2/2 3P, 4 reb, 1 steal.
Derrick Rose: 12 points 3/4 FG, 2 reb, 1 assist, 2 steals.
Jeff Green: 10 points 4/7 FG, 1 reb, 1 assist, 1 steal.
Tristan Thompson: 8 points 4/6 FG, 8 reb.
JR Smith: 7 points 3/11 FG, 1/6 3P, 3 reb, 2 assists.
Dwyane Wade: 4 points 2/7 FG, 2 reb, 3 assists, 1 steal.
Channing Frye: 3 points 1/1 FG, 1/1 3P, 1 reb, 1 assist.

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Derrick Rose doubtful for Saturday's game after hard foul by Greg Monroe: Derrick Rose doesn't expect many calls to go his way and was upset after Greg Monroe wasn't called for a flagrant foul on Friday. http://dlvr.it/Pwpx1B

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You Can Go Your Own Way

"I've just about had enough of you. Go that way. You'll be malfunctioning within a day, you near-sighted scrap pile. And don't let me catch you following me begging for help because you won't get it. " - C3P0

#StarWars #Lego #Tatooine #Jawas #R2D2 #DroidLife

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On serialized TV and the danger of extremes

Babylon 5 was not the first TV show to play with serialized stories -- the idea that the events of one episode might effect later episodes, and that a TV series was actually a long novel not just a series of incidents -- but it set a precedent for SF/Fantasy TV that has grown more and more significant over the decades.

In some ways, I can do nothing but applaud that trend. Dammit, Kirk should have been personally devastated by "City on the Edge of Forever," and it should have impacted his character in future episodes. Hell, McCoy should have been traumatized by the experience, and Spock should have referenced it in future encounters with Earth's past, time travel, or Kirk romances.

Beyond that, one can easily point to TV series that have strong serialized stories, but have to be padded out over a season to include stand-alones that don't advance the overall seasonal plot and tend not to be that memorable. Not every episode can be a "City on the Edge of Forever," after all, and if you have a serialized story in mind, the "filler" episodes can tend to become like food fillers -- cheap, non-nutritious, and not bearing close examination.

That said, serialization has its drawbacks. While it can draw an existing audience forward, it can also alienate people who didn't jump onboard with Episode 1. I have had a number of series that people have assured me are tremendously cool and worth watching -- but which struck me as so serialized that I felt I needed to watch from the beginning to make them understandable ... something that's often non-trivial to do.

Some of this militates toward the UK / BBC approach, in which there are often heavily serialized stories that only have as many episodes as are necessary to tell the core story. If that means a series or season is just six or eight or ten eps ... well, there you go, and no worries about filler.

The problem, of course, is that sometimes the "filler" can be great TV. Not everything has to advance the underlying story. (I would argue the same can be true for novels as well, but the weekly episodic nature of TV makes it even more true.) A stand-alone episode can illuminate a character in a way that doesn't affect the overarching story, but still remains a noteworthy tale.

Thus, if someone decided that the underlying tale of the original Star Trek was the one they revisited on a regular basis -- the "Cold War" between the Federation and the Klingon Empire -- we might never have gotten "City on the Edge of Forever," unless it was intentionally targeted toward that story (I can imagine ways to do that, of course, but I can point to great eps in TOS -- "I, Mudd," "The Immunity Syndrome," "The Apple" -- that had nothing to do with that theme, and would therefore presumably have been dropped.

The bottom line seems to be the media res. A series of episodes in which nothing every changes and each episode serves as a story that has no effect on subsequent tales is a shallow and unconvincing show. On the other hand, a series where everything is deeply interlocked and every episode is structured solely around advancing that overall tale can leave out side stories that illuminate and entertain -- that are not just filler, but add to the richness of the tapestry of the tale.

Which brings us back to Babylon 5, as that series contained a blend -- "arc" tales that focused on the main storyline and themes, the "wham!" episodes, but also one-offs and sides stories that could serve as diversions, illuminations, and stories to add to the overall richness of the saga being told.

It's a balancing act, that middle path. But it's one worth pursuing, to avoid the extremes of tunnel-vision focus on the core story versus the things that happen that should (but don't) have an impact beyond that single episode in which they occur.

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Here is a great Art App you can find in the Google-Play Store Free. Along with others and it will let you do a time lapse every time you save and at the end you just push play. Here some of the paintings I did. Nothing too special but a great free and fun app!

Kaleidoo Android App Found 100%Free in the Google Playstore For Download.This Android Art App/Art Application will allow you to do a step by step by pressing play and you can watch and save each digital portrait/painting on your phone.

Click the video to see an example of how cool the App is. I was using basic App settings and loved it there are more shapes and colors perfect for IPAD preferably a big one would be awesome. This Android App is perfect especially for children and the playback setting I personally think is Awesome.

Thanks for watching!

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When our initial reviews of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL went live earlier this week, it’d be generous to say that some people were unhappy with our findings. Both Ben and I criticized our respective review units for some of the aspects of their hardware,…

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'Six high-ranking officials of the Communist Party had “plotted to usurp the party’s leadership and seize state power”'

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Adobe has detailed a research project in which it has developed an artificial intelligence capable of generating realistic colored images from a sketch. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen an AI able to generate realistic images, but they generally lack an element of control that lets the user dictate the final results. Adobe’s Scribbler is different. The technology was … Continue reading

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Seattle 2017
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Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
#TokyoReflection

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A Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's staffer was hit by a crook who ransacked 3 vehicles at the end of their driveway and made a getaway ... but not before surveillance cameras captured the alleged perp.

According to law enforcement sources ... the theft went down around 4 AM PT Friday at their Bel Air mansion. We're told the suspect never entered the home, but trashed the cars at the end of the driveway. After all that ... we're told all he got was one iPhone, which belongs to one of Kim & Kanye's staffers.

Our sources say security at the house spotted the guy and chased him off. We're told investigators were given this image -- from a surveillance system.

The guy didn't stop with the Wests. We're told he also hit their next door neighbor Kathy Griffin's staff. Again, he trashed a car at the end of the driveway and got a purse.

Guess he was disappointed ... since we're told the purse was ditched nearby.

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Crescent moon rising in the night Sky
Over the Ocean!

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Zack Nelson has some strong jabs at Google for the Pixel 2.

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EA Responds to Fan Criticisms of Star Wars Battlefront II’s Micro-transactions; DICE Taking “Great Care” to Give Players Options https://www.dualshockers.com/star-wars-battlefront-ii-microtransactions-ea-response/amp/

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A Republican Congress once impeached a president for far less.

~Tom Steyer

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"If you want to get into a debate with a four-star Marine general, I think that is something highly inappropriate."

This is Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders' response to reporters' questions about why Chief of Staff (and former general) John Kelly publicly lied yesterday about a US Representative's actions while defending his boss' attempt at a condolence call to the widow of one of the four US soldiers killed in Niger.

This is a remarkable combination of statements: first, regarding General as a sort of "title-for-life" (not only is it not, but there are specific laws forbidding active duty military from taking various senior government roles for seven years after retirement - laws which were specifically waived for Kelly to be allowed to take his present job as chief babysitter), but also stating outright that it is inappropriate for any member of the public to contradict a general, whether of the active-duty or the for-life variety.

In short, she just described the civilian control over the military as something contemptible and inappropriate.

Neither she, nor Kelly (a lifelong stain on his honor for what he did yesterday), nor Trump (may his name and his memory be erased) have any place in a democratic society. They have betrayed America.

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Kendall Jenner Is the Most Supportive Maybe-Girlfriend to Blake Griffin http://ellemag.co/os4eMDF

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Skylar Grey - Kill For You

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Kemba, Dwight And Kaminsky Help Hornets Defeat Hawks 109-91 For Their First Victory Of The NBA Season

The Charlotte Hornets have gotten their first victory in their home opener vs the Atlanta Hawks. The Hornets were lead by Dwight Howard who got his 2nd straight double- double with 20 Points, 15 Rebounds and Kemba Walker who led the game in scoring with 26 Points, 7 Assists. While Jeremy Lamb scored 15 Points to help contribute to the win tonight, also Frank Kaminsky scored 21 Points off the bench as a well balanced Hornets team came back from down 13 Points to win 109-91.

The Hawks looked good for the first half of the game however fell apart during the 2nd as Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said "We probably missed some open shots", "On some plays our execution was good, and probably on others we need to improve." Dennis Schroder led Atlanta with 25 Points, 5 Assists with 15 Points from Prince. And both Bazemore, Dedmon scored 11 Points each.

Hornets Record: 1-1
Hawks Record: 1-1

Boxscore: http://www.espn.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=400974770

#NBA #Hornets #Hawks #Charlotte #Atlanta

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Z68 TV Box with Android 5.1 Lollipop & Game Player with 2G/8G/HD/Dual Band Wifi/Bluetooth, 4K, 3D - WATCH ANYTHING on the Internet Streaming Media Player!

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Chronic pain and depression (https://goo.gl/EwMhz9)

While we tend to focus on treating the #physical symptoms of #chronic #pain at Avalon Laser Therapy, working with people in pain we see plenty of people struggling with mental health as a direct result.

Some have been suffering for years without a recourse before walking through our doors. This quickie article considers the relationship between chronic pain and mental health disorders, and the importance of becoming (or remaining) active even when it's the last thing your body wants to do.

Avalon Laser Therapy: (https://goo.gl/3qZpPo)

#mentalhealth #painrelief

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In the close to 8 years I have been writing this blog I find that a lot of the loose ends have been burned off. In the beginning it was all about losing weight, counting calories, measuring portions, etc. Now, while I am aware of calories and portions, my focus has shifted entirely to simply living healthy. #calories #doctors #exercise #portioncontrol #weightcontrol

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Nokia 9 is the most exciting phone from company in years...

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Vector plans three 'microsatellite' launches in Virginia http://engt.co/2yxyMdC

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Here are a few behind the scenes of our wonderful time last night performing at Battle for the Brain! A special thanks to @freddie.falcon for joining in on the fun, @jamisonshaw for keeping our hair fabulous for every occasion, and @pbtofficial for keeping our tans glowing on stage! #WOWwomen #RiseUp #daughtersagainstalzheimers ❤️

View more photos: bit.ly/2l6cyJV

#Sports #NFL #Cheerleaders

(Credit: Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders)

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Senate intelligence committee investigators have spoken with several Russians who attended a June 2016 meeting with US President Donald Trump's son

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Body Camera Study Shows No Effect On Police Use of Force Or Citizen Complaints

http://n.pr/2zp1gTD
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