Linda Lawrey2012-05-31 02:42:57
AOL vs. Windows 8.
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  • Linda Lawrey2013-02-25 20:18:58
    Google Search Cheat Sheet.

    Edit:  Thanks to +Jeff McGrath for this link with even more info:  http://i.imgur.com/hkmIT.gif
    Click on it to enlarge.
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-06-08 18:59:44
    Did you know the lines on a solo cup are measurement marks?  I didn't either.
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-08-17 15:08:52
    Awesome storage idea.  I'm already redesigning my stairs to the basement after seeing this.
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-08-25 16:52:46
    Scientists Invent Oxygen Particle That If Injected, Allows You To Live Without Breathing

    New Medical Discovery - A team of scientists at the Boston Children’s Hospital have invented what is being considered one the greatest medical breakthroughs in recent years.

    They have designed a microparticle that can be injected into a person’s bloodstream that can quickly oxygenate their blood. This will even work if the ability to breathe has been restricted, or even cut off entirely.

    This finding has the potential to save millions of lives every year. The microparticles can keep an object alive for up to 30 min after respiratory failure. This is accomplished through an injection into the patients’ veins. Once injected, the microparticles can oxygenate the blood to near normal levels. This has countless potential uses as it allows life to continue when oxygen is needed but unavailable. For medical personnel, this is just enough time to avoid risking a heart attack or permanent brain injury when oxygen is restricted or cut off to patients.
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-09-07 06:29:32
    Speaking of scary clown pics..
    Oh, you weren't?  You are now.  lol
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-10-05 02:19:00
    How to tell if eggs are fresh
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  • Linda Lawrey2013-06-24 23:08:28
    I want this bed in every bedroom!
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-05-26 13:39:37
    Had to laugh. lol
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-06-12 00:18:43
    Why Do Americans and Brits Have Different Accents?

    In 1776, whether you were declaring America independent from the crown or swearing your loyalty to King George III, your pronunciation would have been much the same. At that time, American and British accents hadn't yet diverged. What's surprising, though, is that Hollywood costume dramas get it all wrong: The Patriots and the Redcoats spoke with accents that were much closer to the contemporary American accent than to the Queen's English.

    It is the standard British accent that has drastically changed in the past two centuries, while the typical American accent has changed only subtly.

    Traditional English, whether spoken in the British Isles or the American colonies, was largely "rhotic." Rhotic speakers pronounce the "R" sound in such words as "hard" and "winter," while non-rhotic speakers do not. Today, however, non-rhotic speech is common throughout most of Britain. For example, most modern Brits would tell you it's been a "hahd wintuh."

    It was around the time of the American Revolution that non-rhotic speech came into use among the upper class in southern England , in and around London. According to John Algeo in "The Cambridge History of the English Language" (Cambridge University Press, 2001), this shift occurred because people of low birth rank who had become wealthy during the Industrial Revolution were seeking ways to distinguish themselves from other commoners; they cultivated the prestigious non-rhotic pronunciation in order to demonstrate their new upper-class status .

    "London pronunciation became the prerogative of a new breed of specialists — orthoepists and teachers of elocution. The orthoepists decided upon correct pronunciations, compiled pronouncing dictionaries and, in private and expensive tutoring sessions, drilled enterprising citizens in fashionable articulation," Algeo wrote.

    The lofty manner of speech developed by these specialists gradually became standardized — it is officially called "Received Pronunciation" — and it spread across Britain. However, people in the north of England, Scotland and Ireland have largely maintained their traditional rhotic accents.

    Most American accents have also remained rhotic, with some exceptions: New York and Boston accents have become non-rhotic. According to Algeo, after the Revolutionary War, these cities were "under the strongest influence by the British elite."

    Via: http://goo.gl/WCwa7
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-06-08 03:37:38
    Robot dance like you've never seen.  And no, this is not a robot.
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-07-16 05:21:38
    Structural Engineering
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-04-16 01:04:41
    Sums it up, doesn't it.
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-08-18 04:14:31
    The Hard Disk you used to be waiting for..
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  • Linda Lawrey2013-01-14 05:30:21
    Solar Phone Charger.
    YES YES YES!
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-05-29 03:14:47
    Words of Wisdom.
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-07-29 18:54:19
    I do this umpteen times a day..
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-10-07 01:40:42
    Solution To Oversleeping

    EDIT:  Credit:  http://www.bonkersworld.net/the-solution-to-oversleeping/
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-08-25 04:56:41
    I know a few Askholes myself..
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-08-30 12:47:43
    As a cofounder of Google, +Sergey Brin  has already done lots of very good things for the world on a macro scale.

    He's given us a great technology that makes the Internet usable, created a company that provides jobs for tens of thousands of people, and donated millions to various charities. He's investing in genetic cures for diseases and space exploration, too.

    With it, Brin is buying up downtown property in the small Silicon Valley town he lives in, and is renting it out at below market rates to stores he thinks families in the community need: a children's bookstore, a children's playspace, and a child-friendly coffee shop.
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-01-02 01:52:08
    From "Close Encounters of the Third Kind":

    Scientist: They haven't even aged. Einstein was right. Team Lead: Einstein was probably one of them.

    Just watched that movie again. Forgot how much I liked it. Also realized that no one was pulling out their smart phones to take pictures either because there WERE no smart phones then.
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  • Linda Lawrey2013-06-20 06:03:01
    Best Secret Passage Ever
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-10-02 00:29:03
    Apple Acknowledges iPhone 5 Camera Problem, Says You’re Holding It Wrong
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  • Linda Lawrey2011-12-04 01:49:35
    Analysis of  the picture below can tell us a lot about how different people  think.

    - For young men, it's a picture of a lady with a  nice bum but only the most observant will notice that she is  crossing a street.
    -  The really observant will notice that she is wearing a  thong.
    - For older men, she appears to be a respectable woman  - with a nice bum - on her way to work.
    - The perverts among  them will imagine her naked.
    - Wiser men will ponder the  presence of mind of the photographer to take the shot in the  face of such beauty and be grateful that they shared it with  humanity.

    - For half of the women, this is an ordinary woman  who should not have left home dressed that way.
    - The other  half will think she is a slut but wonder where she bought that  blouse.
    - Older women will imagine the misery that the  woman's bum will cause by the time she reaches 50.

    - But  only children, the extremely intelligent and the celibate will  notice that the taxi is being driven by a dog.

    Gotcha' , didn't I. :-)
     

    
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  • Linda Lawrey2013-02-13 19:24:45
    This Kitchen Table Nearly Doubles In Size In Seconds - You have to see this to believe it!
    Whoa!

    via: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-expandable-fletcher-capstan-table-2013-2
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-06-06 14:25:42
    Are you happy?
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  • Linda Lawrey2013-10-28 15:11:39
    Automate this, and I'm sold.
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  • Linda Lawrey2013-12-08 03:19:32
    Dog sledding..
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-08-22 16:21:29
    How To Quit The iPhone And Convert To Android - It's that easy.
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  • Linda Lawrey2013-05-22 19:14:45
    Teenage Girl Nonchalantly Plays Van Halen’s ‘Eruption’ Guitar Solo.

    via: http://laughingsquid.com/teenage-girl-nonchalantly-plays-van-halens-eruption-guitar-solo/
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-02-16 16:59:00
    If you could do this online, you would. Yes, I know about the spelling error. I received it in an email forward. That explains it. lol
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-02-13 01:00:20
    Scientists say..
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-10-13 22:11:16
    Mosquito!
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-02-04 02:01:57
    Shortest Horror Story...
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-08-05 04:15:32
    No, I'm not fixing your computer.  lol
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-06-01 21:52:55
    What does 1 Terabyte of storage really mean.
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-12-24 02:22:34
    Gotcha
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  • Linda Lawrey2011-12-22 00:49:14
    Bored at McDonald's...

    Disclaimer - I didn't make this. lol
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-12-27 06:49:15
    You are NOT going to believe this golf shot.
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-09-03 03:20:01
    Bruce Willis fights to leave his iPod tunes to his family: Actor considering legal action against Apple in battle over who owns songs downloaded from iTunes
    The Hollywood action hero is said to be considering legal action against technology giant Apple over his desire to leave his digital music collection to his daughters.

    If he succeeds, he could benefit not just himself and his family but the millions who have purchased songs from Apple’s iTunes Store.

    Willis has discovered that, like anyone who has bought music online, he does not actually own the tracks but is instead ‘borrowing’ them under a licence.

    Most purchasers do not bother to read the details of the terms and conditions they agree to when buying an album but the small print makes it clear that music bought through iTunes should not be passed on to others.
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-05-25 06:24:05
    If I died & went straight to hell..

    Via http://goo.gl/LUSCC
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-05-30 03:27:56
    Robots Dancing to Thriller. Amazing!

    At the beginning all the robots are waiting for my signal to start. While dancing, they are constantly synchronizing with each other, so if a robot lags behind they will wait for him and the late robot will accelerate. When I remove a robot from the choreography, the others continue dancing. When he stands up again and resumes his dance, he asks the others for a starting position. Then he goes to this position, and starts dancing. Since he starts with a little latency, he will dances a little faster and the others a little slower to synchronize.

    The music is played by another robot, and is a part of the synchronization process : the robots are synchronizing with the music too.

    This work is the result of the collaboration between the Nonlinear System Laboratory at MIT (http://web.mit.edu/nsl/www/) and Aldebaran Robotics.
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-07-31 18:32:04
    The "three second rule" was first expanded to five as long as you blew on it twice as long before eating it, and now... it's 30 seconds because you need more time to consult this chart.  

    Pizza however is exempt as long as it fell right side up.  (Not really, but you are going to eat it if it's the only piece no matter how long it sat there, so I might as well lie to you.)
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  • Linda Lawrey2013-03-24 04:00:10
    This cat has a LOT of patience!

    #Caturday  
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-04-15 16:16:42
    A moment of silence...
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-10-23 02:08:28
    This Is Not A Photograph - It is a pencil drawing.
    Click through to see the full drawing.
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-08-03 03:50:30
    Torture or training? Inside the brutal Chinese gymnasium where the country's future Olympic stars are beaten into shape.
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-06-09 01:09:59
    Accidents happen. lol
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-09-09 15:41:55
    Facebook really is watching your every move online.
    In testing out the new Abine DNT+ tool, we noticed that Facebook has more than 200 "trackers" watching our internet activity.

    Abine defines trackers as "a request that a webpage tries to make your browser perform that will share information intended to record, profile, or share your online activity." The trackers come in the shape of cookies, Javascript, 1-pixel beacons, and Iframes.

    Made a quick stop on Business Insider, and then checked my gmail. This quick stop added six more trackers to my count, while the responding to an email and gchatting for a second added zero trackers. Facebook reads your emails!  Well, not exactly, when I opened an email with a link and clicked the link, Facebook added 4 more trackers.

    Tool here:  http://www.abine.com/dntdetail.php#
    Chrome extension.  Install, log into Facebook and then as you go about your online activities, watch and see what shows up.

    View as one page here:  http://www.businessinsider.com/this-is-how-facebook-is-tracking-your-internet-activity-2012-9?op=1
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-07-29 02:58:28
    Graphs.   Gotta' love em'.  lol
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-09-04 21:11:00
    Check under your bed before you get in?
    You will now.  From about 20 feet away.
    And you'll still jump in from at least 10 feet away.  lol
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-01-27 15:55:46
    Piracy is not a pricing issue. Courtesy of allthingsd.com
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-09-29 15:51:14
    FAVI SmartStick can turn any HDTV into an Android-powered smart TV for $50
    The FAVI SmartStick is a small dongle that can be plugged into any HDTV, instantly transforming the device into a full-blown Android-powered smart TV with the ability to stream music and movies or browse the Web. The stick runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and is equipped with 4GB of storage, Wi-Fi connectivity, DLNA support for media sharing and access to the Google Play Store.
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-02-18 03:17:55
    Used to be Jello shots. Now it's Gummy bears.
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-09-22 14:37:17
    Pig saves goat who's foot was stuck underwater at petting zoo. Simply amazing.
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-10-27 01:55:21
    Boeing Now Has A Missile That Destroys Only Electronics And Leaves All Else Intact
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  • Linda Lawrey2011-12-17 15:58:54
    Holy Hell!
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-10-12 00:57:22
    Bullshit.  Utter Bullshit.  This man is delusional  and totally disconnected from the majority of Americans.  A hospital is only required to stabilize you and then send you packing.  They are not required to actually TREAT you for a condition that is found nor send you packing with any medication.  You're on your own until it's too late for reasonable treatment and you end back UP at the hospital much more seriously ill which can and DOES lead to death due to medical neglect.

    To say that the Hospital, a charity or the government pays the bill?  In very few cases does this happen.  You owe the bill for what little care you get and they will pursue you to the ends of the earth to collect it.  With what isn't collected for a bill, the TAXPAYERS and those WITH insurance end up paying for those that can't pay.

    What Health care planet does this man live on?  I worked in Collections at a Hospital.  And at NO time, what Charities that WERE available, they decided if you qualified, the CHARITY decided if you fit their criteria and at NO time are you offered the option to apply to a Charity. 

    And you need preventative care medications?  Where does he think people are going to get those?  People go WITHOUT and then become seriously ill and DIE AS A RESULT.  

    I can't call Bullshit ENOUGH about this.
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-05-28 03:32:32
    Alexander Shtifanov from Ukraine has some serious skills!! And there are even a few drinks poured in the end.
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  • Linda Lawrey2013-06-21 04:50:41
    How a bird goes fishing.
    Spoiler alert - He catches a fish!
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  • Linda Lawrey2011-12-25 05:44:11
    All he wants to do is SLEEP! Very clever animation.
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-11-19 00:18:59
    HARDEST days of the week.
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-02-29 04:40:26
    Cotton Candy, a tiny computer that looks like a USB thumb drive now available for preorder. - The device, which can run either Ubuntu or Android 4.0, has a dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, 1GB of RAM, and a Mali 400MP GPU that allows it to decode high-definition video.
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  • Linda Lawrey2013-01-06 04:22:14
    They'll never see us now!
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-07-21 02:17:09
    And still laughing...  
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-09-02 17:32:22
    Dog owners WARNED of treats made in China - If you own a dog or know someone that does, read this and the associated links

    Complaints have been pouring into the FDA about chicken jerky treats for dogs made in China.  The dog owners believe the treats made their dogs sick and in some cases killed them.*

    The Food and Drug Administration says they haven't been able to pinpoint the source of the contamination, so they can't recall the products, which are sold under many different brands.

    "Seven or eight dogs got very sick a few weeks ago, we heard about it and it was a pretty big scare," said Kathleen Kramer the Manager of Sellwood Dog Supply.
     
    Kramer says in the past three weeks she's heard from several customers looking to buy locally made jerky treats because they believe their dogs were sickened by the treats made in China. The FDA has issued three separate warnings, and just this week, the agency posted on its website that the Chinese government would not allow their inspectors to test the manufacturing facilities in question.

    Image below is not just one found on the internet.  It's a man singing to his dog before he passed away. His dog died from eating tainted Waggin' Train dog treats. He wanted everyone to see this picture and know the story behind it so no one will lose a pet the way he did. Heartbreaking

    Image source: http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/z7vad/this_is_my_friend_singing_to_his_dog_before_he/

    Stories about the poisonings here: http://www.king5.com/news/local/168268086.html
    http://foodpoisoningbulletin.com/2012/fda-must-act-on-chinese-dog-treats-consumer-groups-say/

    Link: FDA FAQ on jerky pet treats.
    http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/ProductSafetyInformation/ucm295445.htm#Advice_to_Pet_Owners_and_Consumers

    Tag: +The G+ DogPark 
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-05-28 13:25:48
    Whoa.
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-05-28 04:51:12
    Unique Relationship
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  • Linda Lawrey2013-03-20 03:41:34
    Calculator for math class.
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  • Linda Lawrey2013-03-07 05:58:02
    The Customer
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-01-06 07:05:09
    Final Wishes
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-05-27 02:05:12
    For the teenagers in your life. You'll save a lot of wasted breath.
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  • Linda Lawrey2011-12-10 06:07:16
    Not only did he get in but he got out. I don't think it was intended to be done this way though. lol
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-05-15 15:02:51
    Never EVER works.
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-06-09 18:04:51
    How to have a LOT of fun while your friends are sleeping.  LOL!
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-01-31 06:17:27
    Whoa.. And I make excuses for not doing them the normal way.
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-09-25 07:18:50
    New NFL Rule

    #ReplacementRefs  #GreenBay
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-07-09 03:03:00
    Keep calm...

    We MIGHT (I stress MIGHT) just get a break in this heatwave this week.  We might get down to around 90?  

    Cold snap, I tell ya!
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-05-28 13:50:04
    Why the English speak "American". lol
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-06-01 03:32:58
    Not even if I have said it...
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  • Linda Lawrey2013-03-12 05:59:17
    A spambot in action.
    Damn!
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-01-16 05:08:44
    Life is long.
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-03-06 16:01:23
    The Most Astounding Fact about the Universe - Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, "What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?" This is his answer.
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  • Linda Lawrey2013-06-26 03:13:23
    When autocorrect can't help you.
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  • Linda Lawrey2013-01-30 16:54:03
    ..and this is why you don't wear green when you work with a green screen.
    LMAO!
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  • Linda Lawrey2011-07-08 19:08:03
    Three Easy Steps to Start Using Google+! (Highlights)

    As a new user of Google+ there are three items of “Housekeeping” that you should take care of before you jump in. The first thing you should do is Edit Your Profile , every section and in every tab. Permissions have now been expanded so that you can define each section independently of another, so you need to adjust those to suit your online privacy needs. You control your privacy on your profile. One example now is that you can turn on the email feature and choose which of your circles can see and use it. (More on circles in a moment)

    Next, click on Google+ Settings from the Gear icon on your Homepage here, and adjust your email and other settings you will find there. While there, glance at the other settings, and you’ll notice too that the Help section from the Gear dropdown is OUTSTANDING!

    Next, you go to your Circles. Circles will be very important to you, as they are used not only for who you wish to post to, but also who you wish to read from. Adjust your current “contacts” in those circles as you wish, and create any new ones BEFORE you start adding people since adding people to your circle of contacts requires you put them in a circle. You can change the circles and the people in them at any time, and you can put someone in more than one circle, but this will give you a good start and familiarize you with how they work. Notice that anyone you have blocked previously, is now in a Blocked circle! So you can review that and maybe make adjustments there. Looking for your friends, family and contacts at Google+ ? Click on Find and Invite - this will populate each time starting with people you may already know from your Gmail and Google. As time goes on, it will continue to populate with suggestions from your contacts' circles that you may know as well. Just drag them to the circle of your choice. If they have a mail icon showing, that means they aren’t here yet but you can still add them to a circle now and when they come, they’ll automagically be in the circle you want them.

    Circles are limited to 5000 PER circle, as well as 5000 TOTAL of all circles.

    Finally, make sure you are using an “actual” name on your profile. Initials, symbols, characters, words, sentences, numbers, etc can flag your account. This is not just for Google+. Names are now required on all Google profiles. If you have a nicname, there is a section for that as well. One of the great features here is that you can mention someone in a post by typing either @ or + and then the actual name, and you will see a list populating as you type to add them to a post or comment. Google's Name Policy here: http://goo.gl/s2SDD

    Now, you are ready to post something! Notice that if you post TO any of your circles or to extended circles, this will be depicted as “limited”. That means those that your post was posted to CAN reshare within their circles. If it’s an innocuous post, share it publicly so that others can share freely. If all you post is limited and can’t be shared, others will have to post it manually and you don’t get credit for the post, and you deserve credit! If it’s personal, choose a circle. You can also NOW turn off reshares by locking the post as well as turn off comments, by using the dropdown feature on every one of your posts.

    If you have any questions, just post them! Everyone here is more than happy to help. Currently you will see a LOT of Google+ Tips and Tricks being posted by everyone, so watch for those. Remember - Google+ is still in Field trials and there is a great Feedback feature for posting any issues that can’t be resolved by asking, or use it for making suggestions once you become familiar with how things work. It’s probable that there are some features you will not be seeing yet due to these being Field trials, (like vanity profile urls) so be patient. Google is listening!

    Anyway, this will get you started. Enjoy!

    http://www.google.com/support/profiles/

    Google+ Tip - If you wish to bookmark posts here, just create an EMPTY circle, name it Bookmarks or Notes, and then share it to that empty circle. You can then access it later in the left Sidebar where your Circles (filters) are listed.

    Please feel free to share this via the "Share feature" on Google+.

    .................
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-06-18 02:17:54
    Pizza Vending Machines Coming to the U.S.  http://goo.gl/xbdAk
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    Toilet Paper Gun - I've got to have one of these.
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  • Linda Lawrey2013-03-23 03:19:07
    Seasons of the Earth.

    via: http://i.imgur.com/q1Rej.gif
    via: http://www.reddit.com/r/space/comments/162vsh/12_months_of_our_world/
    via: someone else who stole it from someone else online...
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-05-19 05:11:12
    Yesterday (ish) I posted my disappointment in finding out that there weren't baby carrots after all but (Spoiler Alert) big carrots cut down to resemble baby carrots. https://plus.google.com/102533732658641069172/posts/U1f9TN9jrt6

    Well, I just found proof that there must be baby carrots after all and this picture just proves where they come from. So there! lol

    Picture courtesy of http://9gag.com/gag/4206236
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  • Linda Lawrey2013-03-20 03:22:25
    Karma
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-06-30 00:55:42
    I'm running out of adjectives.   So if I sound repetitive when I comment, it's not because I don't put a lot of thought into my comment. It's because the part of my brain that leads to all those highfalootin',  high dollar, multisyllable, multi-worded descriptions that I would like to convey, has detached itself from my brain stem.  Or it's just high on that red dye that was in the icing of that cupcake I just ate.  I can't get the red off my tongue with battery acid right now so I'm sure it's causing this.
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-06-10 05:39:11
    Smart Bed Makes Itself After You Get Up.  I swear I've seen THIS in a horror movie!  
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-12-10 05:02:32
    Russian Prime Minister claims extraterrestrials live among us
    On Friday, December 7, the current Russian Prime Minister and former President, Dmitry Medvedev, made some startling off-air comments to reporters while his microphone was still switched on. He was asked whether the President is given any secret files on extraterrestrials while in office. In his responses, Medvedev not only confided that extraterrestrials are visiting the Earth, but that some are actually living among us. He went even further to say that the Hollywood comedy, Men in Black, depicting a secret government agency monitoring extraterrestrials on Earth, has a factual basis to it.
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-10-15 00:26:55
    Alleged iPad mini models, pricing leaks online
    Oh ouch.  
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-05-19 18:42:39
    Can your Cat do this? Woah..
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    Pop Corn.
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-08-26 18:23:19
    NASA is taking the cheap but effective route by launching 4-inch satellites using Android phones as the on-board computer. PhoneSats.  Brilliant.

    #ScienceSunday  
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-12-02 03:02:43
    Student discovers new virus in ancient cave mud. It turns out the cave was no ordinary cave; the sample she chose was actually glacial mud, largely untouched since the ice age.
    Lurking in the dank sample of cave mud she collected was a virus previously unknown to science — a bacteriophage that attacks bacteria from the same family as those that cause tuberculosis. In other words, despite the usual connotation associated with the discovery of a virus, this virus is not harmful to humans. Rather, just the opposite: it is a virus that attacks bacterial strains that could be harmful to humans.
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  • Linda Lawrey2012-06-08 18:35:57
    Rock Paper Scissors gets a wee bit more complicated. 
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