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Old 01-04-2016, 04:28 AM   #1111
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Good point. Good point.
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Old 01-04-2016, 07:19 AM   #1112
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But does it say you have to use dice that came with the game?
"Wait. You rolled a square root 2?"
"When I'm feeling irrational, I use my irrational dice."
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Old 01-05-2016, 08:38 PM   #1113
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G.E. Dragon anyone?

Could scientists create dragons using CRISPR gene editing? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-35111760
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Old 01-09-2016, 01:42 PM   #1114
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What if you were in an armed standoff with the government, and refused to believe it was over?

It's not the main point of this article, but:

* Man charged with assaulting a state trooper in 1999, released on bond in January 2000, returns to his property and arms up
* family supports him and people drop off food and supplies
* wary of casualties, successive local sheriffs have kept an eye on the place but never initiated a confrontation.

* In December 2014, the district attorney dropped the charges right before leaving office.

* Neither the current sheriff nor the fugitive knew; when told by a New York Times reporter, the sheriff was relieved.

* And as for the fugitive's family and his compound?

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A young man in a cowboy hat who was part of the group was told about the charge being dropped, but he waved his hand dismissively and walked away.

...woman returned to the gate, with a rifle over her shoulder. A man with her in camouflage pants was also armed. They were told of the sheriff’s comments that Mr. Gray was no longer a fugitive.

“We can’t believe anything they say, and we can’t believe anything y’all reporters say,” she said.
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Old 01-09-2016, 02:48 PM   #1115
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http://www.theguardian.com/technolog...-babypod-music

For those who have always wanted to play music to their babies while they're still in the womb. Why did this need to be a thing?
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Old 01-22-2016, 01:19 AM   #1116
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While I was on holiday at the bay of islands someone else that was there discovered a new type of frogfish.

Check out its bite.

http://m.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/ne...ectid=11576168
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Old 01-22-2016, 07:14 AM   #1117
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The Bermuda triangle of lost iPhones.
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Old 01-23-2016, 10:40 AM   #1118
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When I'm at the back of my house, which is about the middle of my lot, location services will give my address as the house behind mine. Much of the time my google map directions from the app start from that house.
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Old 01-30-2016, 05:18 AM   #1119
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World political boundaries through history-
http://www.runningreality.org/

Sometimes a bit spotty, but looks useful. An animation feature would also be nice.

Also a nice collection of historical maps, mainly Japanese. Navigation is mainly in Japanese, but you mind find something neat.
http://www.zenrin.co.jp/zvm/
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Old 02-05-2016, 11:06 AM   #1120
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When I'm at the back of my house, which is about the middle of my lot, location services will give my address as the house behind mine. Much of the time my google map directions from the app start from that house.
People don't realize the level of wizardry and technological miracles that go into location services for phones. So they get angry when it doesn't work quite right, for reasons they don't understand (like multipath reception, as an example).

Clarke's Third Law indeed.
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