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Cheerleader Of The Week - Paige - Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders

Cheerleader Of The Week - Paige: Third year veteran Paige is our Cheerleader of the Week!

Watch video: bit.ly/2zuxC3O

#Sports #NFL #Cheerleaders

(Credit: Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders)

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Smart people have better connected brains

Understanding the foundations of human thought is fascinating for scientists and laypersons alike. Differences in cognitive abilities - and the resulting differences for example in academic success and professional careers - are attributed to a considerable degree to individual differences in intelligence. A study just published in Scientific Reports shows that these differences go hand in hand with differences in the patterns of integration among functional modules of the brain. Kirsten Hilger, Christian Fiebach and Ulrike Basten from the Department of Psychology at Goethe University Frankfurt combined functional MRI brain scans from over 300 persons with modern graph theoretical network analysis methods to investigate the neurobiological basis of human intelligence. Already in 2015, the same research group published a meta-study in the journal "Intelligence", in which they identified brain regions - among them the prefrontal cortex - activation changes of which are reliably associated with individual differences in intelligence. Until recently, however, it was not possible to examine how such 'intelligence regions' in the human brain are functionally interconnected. Earlier this year, the research team reported that in more intelligent persons two brain regions involved in the cognitive processing of task-relevant information (i.e., the anterior insula and the anterior cingulate cortex) are connected more efficiently to the rest of the brain (2017, "Intelligence"). Another brain region, the junction area between temporal and parietal cortex that has been related to the shielding of thoughts against irrelevant information, is less strongly connected to the rest of the brain network. "The different topological embedding of these regions into the brain network could make it easier for smarter persons to differentiate between important and irrelevant information - which would be advantageous for many cognitive challenges," proposes Ulrike Basten, the study's principle investigator. In their current study, the researchers take into account that the brain is functionally organized into modules. "This is similar to a social network which consists of multiple sub-networks (e.g., families or circles of friends). Within these sub-networks or modules, the members of one family are more strongly interconnected than they are with people from other families or circles of friends. Our brain is functionally organized in a very similar way: There are sub-networks of brain regions - modules - that are more strongly interconnected among themselves while they have weaker connections to brain regions from other modules. In our study, we examined whether the role of specific brain regions for communication within and among brain modules varies with individual differences in intelligence, i.e., whether a specific brain region supports the information exchange within their own 'family' more than information exchange with other 'families', and how this relates to individual differences in intelligence."

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Lolwut. The +OnePlus 5T takes screenshots as JPEGs instead of PNGs. Eww.

Just checked, and OP5 does it too. I don't want artifacts in my screenshots, man.

Found a thread about it. Looks like it used to be PNG, then switched to JPG.

+OnePlus Change it back please. We need lossless for screenshots.

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The legendary Sith Lord meets the master Imperial strategist.

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What do you think the next step will be?

#Android #News #Fujitsu #Sensory

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Master the Linux Command Line

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Charlie Rose got potential heir Josh Elliott ‘ousted’ from CBS http://nyp.st/2mVYl3m

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Are you still happy with your Google Pixel?

#Android #News #GooglePixel

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Yeti or not, Bigfoot is ready to prove his existence next fall...

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Trump has not retracted his claim that he was cheated of a win in the popular vote because of "millions of illegals" voting.

He continues to prove that he is unfit for the Office of the Presidency, by this and many other lies he tells.

As the article below shows, his claim is that three million illegals voted, and none of their votes went to him. It also highlights by its magnitude, the absurdity of the claim that this number represents around 25% of the undocumented immigrants inside the US.

Lies don't simply vanish. They must however be spotlighted repeatedly, so the liars don't gain credibility from them..

The text below is from the Politifact article's analysis. (link supplied)


President-elect Donald Trump provoked a firestorm on social media with a series of tweets on Nov. 27 that questioned the integrity of the balloting that elected him president.

In one tweet, Trump wrote, "In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally."

He later tweeted, "Serious voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire and California - so why isn't the media reporting on this? Serious bias - big problem!"

These tweets offer a cornucopia of assertions we’ve already debunked, including the notion that Trump won the Electoral College in a "landslide" (False), that he won the popular vote (Pants on Fire), and that 3 million votes were cast by illegal aliens (False).

We found zero evidence for Trump’s charge that he "won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally," and a lot of reasons to conclude that it didn’t happen.

So to erase Trump’s popular-vote deficit, there would need to be almost 3 million votes for Clinton that were cast illegally. And that assumes that all 3 million of these "illegal votes" went to Clinton and not a single one went to Trump.

That’s a really big number. For a sense of scale, 3 million votes is more than were cast for any presidential candidate in 36 states plus the District of Columbia. And 3 million people is more than a quarter of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States — a group that InfoWars specifically singled out as the source of 3 million illegal votes.
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Experts unconvinced

Experts dismissed the substance of Trump’s tweet.

"This is patently false," said Costas Panagopoulos, a Fordham University political scientist. "There would need to be a massive national conspiracy and coordination effort to do this, and illegal aliens would need to be on the voter rolls in states across the country months earlier to be eligible to vote. It is also very convenient the estimated fraudulent vote is just enough to give Trump the popular vote. Not likely a coincidence."

Emory University political scientist Alan Abramowitz added, "If Mr. Trump seriously believes that there was significant vote fraud in any state, he should file a formal protest and ask for an investigation. He does not — he is simply repeating baseless claims."

And University of Denver political scientist Seth Masket said the claim is short on basic logic.

"It’s bizarre to claim that Clinton had the ability to generate millions of illegal voters but not use them to help her win the Electoral College," Masket said.

Our ruling

Trump tweeted that he "won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally."

Neither Trump nor his allies have presented any evidence of widespread illegal voting. In reality, studies have consistently shown that voter fraud is nowhere near common enough to call into question millions and millions of votes.

Indeed, the ability to carry off such a far-reaching conspiracy — potentially involving millions of people over the course of several months and without being noticed by election administration officials, many of them in states controlled by Republicans — is ridiculously illogical. We rate Trump’s statement Pants on Fire.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/nov/28/donald-trump/donald-trumps-pants-fire-claim-millions-illegal-vo/

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Share High Quality, High Resolution images through Facebook Messenger without any fear of reduction in size and lowering the quality. New Messenger update allows sharing upto 4K resolution images...

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Scientists are constantly revealing new things about the body every day and some of them can be a surprise to us.

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Comedian Sarah Silverman Admits How She Really Feels About Trump Voters – It’s Surprising

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misty day at Ringkøbing Fjord | 2017
https://www.holge.de

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My women rugby page https://www.paolodalprato.com/rugby

#macrophotography #hqspmacro #hqspflowers #fotomaniaitalia #ilovephotography

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Trump falsely accused Clinton of stealing 6 Billion dollars.

The text below is from Politifact.
Just keeping score:

At the third and final presidential debate, Donald Trump claimed that Hillary Clinton’s State Department lost $6 billion, and that the money might have been stolen.

"The problem is, you talk, but you don't get anything done, Hillary. You don't," Trump said in Las Vegas Oct. 19. "Just like when you ran the State Department, $6 billion was missing. How do you miss $6 billion? You ran the State Department, $6 billion was either stolen — they don't know. It's gone, $6 billion. If you become president, this country is going to be in some mess. Believe me."

Clinton responded, "Well, first of all, what he just said about the State Department is not only untrue, it's been debunked numerous times."

In fact, the claim that the State Department lost $6 billion, or that it was stolen, has been debunked. Including by us.

Trump’s inaccurate claim stems from a misreading of a March 2014 alert out of the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General. The alert found that paperwork for various contracts was mismanaged. These contracts were together worth about $6 billion. The money didn’t go missing; the paperwork did.
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The confusion prompted Inspector General Steve Linick to pen a clarification in the Washington Post.

"Some have concluded based on this that $6 billion is missing. The alert, however, did not draw that conclusion," he wrote. "Instead, it found that the failure to adequately maintain contract files — documents necessary to ensure the full accounting of U.S. tax dollars — ‘creates significant financial risk and demonstrates a lack of internal control over the department’s contract actions.’ "

In other words, the State Department was terrible at paperwork. The $6 billion figure refers to the total amount affected by file mismanagement. It’s akin to failing to get a receipt for your $20 lunch. Documentation over where that $20 went is gone, but not the $20 itself.

For example, the inspector general alert notes that an audit of the Bureau of African Affairs found that the office was unable to provide full administrative files for eight separate contracts, valued at a combined $34.8 million.

So the State Department under Clinton may have been financially disorganized and, according to the alert, opening itself up to fraud. But it didn’t "lose" $6 billion. Nor was there any suggestion it was "stolen."

Our ruling

Trump said that when Clinton "ran the State Department, $6 billion was missing. How do you miss $6 billion? You ran the State Department, $6 billion was either stolen — they don't know."

The $6 billion figure comes from a State Department inspector general report that found paperwork for various contracts had been mismanaged. The $6 billion was not missing or stolen — it had been doled out in a number of contracts — but the paperwork was missing.

We rate Trump’s claim Pants on Fire.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/oct/20/donald-trump/trump-wrongly-says-6-billion-went-missing-state-de/

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How A Half-Educated Tech Elite Delivered Us Into This Chaos

f our supersmart tech leaders knew a bit more about history or philosophy we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in now…

One of the biggest puzzles about our current predicament with fake news and the weaponisation of social media is why the folks who built this technology are so taken aback by what has happened. Exhibit A is the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, whose political education I recently chronicled. But he’s not alone. In fact I’d say he is quite representative of many of the biggest movers and shakers in the tech world. We have a burgeoning genre of “OMG, what have we done?” angst coming from former Facebook and Google employees who have begun to realise that the cool stuff they worked on might have had, well, antisocial consequences.

Put simply, what Google and Facebook have built is a pair of amazingly sophisticated, computer-driven engines for extracting users’ personal information and data trails, refining them for sale to advertisers in high-speed data-trading auctions that are entirely unregulated and opaque to everyone except the companies themselves.

More https://goo.gl/5ziMaU

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How do you feel about this whole thing?

#Android #News #NetNeutrality #FCC

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How cops hack into your phone without a warrant – VICE News https://news.vice.com/story/what-can-police-find-on-your-phone-without-a-warrant -via Flynx

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Giving thanks for the historic Jets blooper that keeps on giving http://nyp.st/2A05W6k

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Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook come face-to-face in heated argument: The two ended up face-to-face before teammates and an official broke up the discussion Wednesday night. http://dlvr.it/Q2Pr6r

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Steam Autumn Sale cuts prices on 'Shadow of War' and 'Evil Within 2' http://engt.co/2A0Nmuy

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Black Friday Deals on Android Smartwatches, some as low as $77. Don't miss these deals!

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Sugar Industry Withheld Evidence Of Sucrose's Health Effects Nearly 50 Years Ago !!!

How many people died prematurely because this information wasn't disclosed ?
That is one of the big problems of a society centered on profit instead on human lives.

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-11-sugar-industry-withheld-evidence-sucrose.html

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Read what's new in the brand new Linux kernel 4.14; Paul Brown has details:

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“as part of its proposal to repeal net neutrality, the commission is trying to use its authority to preempt any and all state and local net neutrality regulations”

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Warriors vs. Thunder: Score, results, updates as Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook square off: Follow along as Sporting News provides live updates for the Western Conference matchup between the defending champion Warriors and new-look Thunder. http://dlvr.it/Q2NzJn

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Uh oh, crossing my fingers for renewal.
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