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No Linux Support, No Deal

May 22, 2015
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No Linux Support, No Deal

No Linux Support, No Deal Team Rift gives me yet another reason to not include them in future VR decisions… " Our development for OS X and Linux has been paused in order to focus on delivering a high quality consumer-level VR experience at launch across hardware, software, and content on Windows. We want...
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What has changed in 10 years? The Speed of Outrage. 

May 22, 2015
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What has changed in 10 years? The Speed of Outrage.


What has changed in 10 years? The Speed of Outrage.  The Speed of Outrage: Tom Scott at Thinking Digital 2015 http://tomscott.com – http://twitter.com/tomscott – On stage at Thinking Digital 2015, I talk about This was posted on Google+
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Coopting The Core, Bizness As Usual

May 21, 2015
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Coopting The Core, Bizness As Usual

Coopting The Core, Bizness As Usual Any force that reaches a threshold of ability to make change faces this problem. Marketing to change as change. “Nerd culture is the product of a late capitalist conspiracy, designed to infantilize the consumer as a means of non-aggressive control.” Simon Pegg discusses geek culture and the infantilization...
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In Our Times- The Lancaster Cotton Famine

May 16, 2015
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In Our Times- The Lancaster Cotton Famine Things here make things there go boom…or bust. Trade both on and off downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/iot/iot_20150514-1145a.mp3 This was posted on Google+
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Science.. Neat

May 15, 2015
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Science.. Neat

Science.. Neat Does my soldering get better with help?In no way a full study, tiny sample set…Still…Telling. Maybe it was just the extra practice? I'll drink to that.  +Adafruit Industries  This was posted on Google+
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A DIY Voight-Kampff Device Gets A Bit Closer

May 15, 2015
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A DIY Voight-Kampff Device Gets A Bit Closer

A DIY Voight-Kampff Device Gets A Bit Closer "A python code that detects the heart-rate of an individual using a common webcam or network IP camera. " thearn/webcam-pulse-detector webcam-pulse-detector – A python application that detects and highlights the heart-rate of an individual (using only their own webcam) in real-time. This was posted on Google+
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…The King has left the building…

May 15, 2015
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…The King has left the building…

…The King has left the building… B.B. King – Blacks Without Soul (Amazon Women On The Moon – 1987) This was posted on Google+
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Dadifesto Labs Presents – Huzzah: An Adventure

May 15, 2015
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Dadifesto Labs Presents – Huzzah: An Adventure

Dadifesto Labs Presents – Huzzah: An Adventure Setting up the +Adafruit Industries   ESP Huzzah boards.Watch as I relearn to solder, then desolder, then fix various mistakes in soldering all while keeping kid friendly banter going. (Skip to the  35 min mark if you want to miss all the soldering  highs and lows)  Once done...
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Dadifesto Labs : Setting up the Adafruit Huzzah ESP 8266

May 15, 2015
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Dadifesto Labs : Setting up the Adafruit Huzzah ESP 8266

Dadifesto Labs : Setting up the Adafruit Huzzah ESP 8266 Setting up the +Adafruit Industries  ESP Huzzah boards. Watch as I relearn to solder, then desolder This was posted on Google+
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Setting up the +Adafruit Industries  ESP Huzzah boards. Infrequent soldering makes this a task that …

May 15, 2015
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Setting up the +Adafruit Industries  ESP Huzzah boards. Infrequent soldering makes this a task that might be worthy of recording.  It might get nsfw but with my kids around maybe not. If all goes well, 3 Huzzahs soldered up and ready for projects.  This was posted on Google+
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Beats By Adafruit

May 14, 2015
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Beats By Adafruit

Beats By Adafruit An unboxing vine https://t.co/z4FQRRFy1n +Adafruit Industries​ #huzzah #accidentalbeats  Beats By Adafruit Vine by The self described.. This was posted on Google+
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What Is Left Behind

May 14, 2015
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What Is Left Behind

What Is Left Behind This was posted on Google+
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Google Pulls An Apple

May 13, 2015
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Google Pulls An Apple

Google Pulls An Apple Nope. Not good once not good twice. Choice of browser just got easier. Soon, All Versions of Chrome Will Block Non-Web-Store Extensions Last year, Google began blocking the installation of Chrome extensions that weren’t from the Web Store. However, it didn’t affect Chrome’s dev channels. Starting today, that changes. This...
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Spoken Words

May 13, 2015
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Spoken Words

Spoken Words"Bu the 1950s, the conventions of radio plays had ossified too much even for old-time radio audiences. Who best to call to tear up the form and start it over again? Why, Samuel Beckett, of course." Hear Samuel Beckett’s Avant-Garde Radio Plays: All That Fall, Embers, and More Think of radio plays, and...
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Followers of a God of Love Strike Again

May 13, 2015
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Followers of a God of Love Strike Again  In Bangladesh, A Third Atheist Blogger Is Hacked To Death Ananta Bijoy Das wrote for a website once moderated by another writer, killed in a similar way. To learn more, Steve Inskeep talks to Syed Zain Al-Mahmood of The Wall Street Journal in Dhaka. This...
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OBS For Linux

May 13, 2015
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OBS For Linux

OBS For Linux I missed the release of this but dang this is great news. OBS on linux means more streaming how I like it.  I just ran a quick live streaming test to youtube…yep..fast to setup and easy to run.  Open Broadcaster Software – Download Open Broadcaster Software is free and open source...
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Its The Jackie Gleason Show..with…

May 12, 2015
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Its The Jackie Gleason Show..with…

Its The Jackie Gleason Show..with… So we decided to live stream every day…some amount of time… and see where that goes. Down the ego drain, as a way to focus the myriad of project , just as a journal…who knows. http://younow.com/tomwsmf This was posted on Google+
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You now You then You

May 12, 2015
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You now You then You In the stream today I was told of a new live broadcast service/app called YouNow. Looking in on it showed it was yet another instant mememe video look at me service that blended in some of the monetization features talked about in a recent +Planet Money​ The geezer in...
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Running Headlong Into The Lingo

May 11, 2015
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Running Headlong Into The Lingo

Running Headlong Into The Lingo 10 years ago …. he did just that.  Oh my god, he just ran in In what would turn out to be a watershed event in the history of viral videos and online multiplayer gaming, footage of the Leeroy Jenkins incident was uploaded to the internet ten years...
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DIY Fona Cellphones With Ting

May 11, 2015
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DIY Fona Cellphones With Ting

DIY Fona Cellphones With Ting I have been.using Ting on an older Droid as a solution for my oldest boy. So far thumbs up.on service and price. As a Fona solution…brilliant. My next cell phone project looks better now. +Adafruit Industries​ NEW PRODUCT – GSM 2G SIM Card from Ting & Adafruit – Data/Voice/Text...
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Snobots Are Go

May 11, 2015
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Snobots Are Go " The sad fact is that law and legislators are losing the capability to hold people in the intelligence world to account, and also losing the appetite for it." Meeting Snowden in Princeton | Light Blue Touchpaper I’m at Princeton where Ed Snowden is due to speak by live video link...
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And If You Have Five Seconds To Spare…..

May 10, 2015
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And If You Have Five Seconds To Spare…..

And If You Have Five Seconds To Spare….. 1100 Free Online Courses from Top Universities Download 1,100 free courses from Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley and other great universities to your computer or mobile device. Over 30,000 hours of free audio & video lectures. This was posted on Google+
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South Seas Bubble …the corrections

May 9, 2015
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South Seas Bubble …the corrections

South Seas Bubble …the corrections England: South Sea Bubble – Lies – Extra History: https://youtu.be/NqeXXzKTzRU England: South Sea Bubble – Lies – Extra History Support us on Patreon! http://bit.ly/EHPatreon Watch the South Sea Bubble series! http://bit.ly/1xfV This was posted on Google+
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ChapStep

May 9, 2015
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ChapStep

ChapStep Chaphop to Chapstep…Propa ‘Vegetables’ by Mr.B The Gentleman Selector From the long player ‘ACID RAGTIME: CHAPSTEP VOLUME ONE’ Available from www.gentlemanrhymer.com and This was posted on Google+
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… Just One More Thing…

May 8, 2015
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… Just One More Thing…

… Just One More Thing… So that idea of a pocket watch mod for a moto360….easier than I thought. I did try the 3d printed geegaw but the fit was not right. Then I jimmied with a picket watch chain and the pin that came with the moto360 band and hey howdy and Bob...
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Decorating Ideas

May 8, 2015
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Decorating Ideas

Decorating Ideas The Annotated Build-It-Yourself Science Laboratory | Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories We have a book coming out! Coming soon: The Annotated Build-It-Yourself Science Laboratory is a new, updated version of Build-It-Yourself Science Laboratory, the classic 1960′s hands-on science book by Raymond E. Barrett. The book is scheduled to make its debut at Maker...
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Orson and the Muppets

May 8, 2015
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Orson and the Muppets

Orson and the Muppets Watch the Pilot of Orson Welles’ Never-Aired Talk Show, Starring the Muppets (1979) The Henson Rarities site on YouTube keeps giving and giving. Not only has it given us access to some of Jim Henson’s earliest (and delightfully violent) commercials, but it has discovered this: a pilot of The Orson...
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+Adafruit Industries​ Huzzah in stock, for a few minutes. Grabbed 3 while I could. Two project ideas…

May 7, 2015
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+Adafruit Industries​ Huzzah in stock, for a few minutes. Grabbed 3 while I could. Two project ideas…

+Adafruit Industries​ Huzzah in stock, for a few minutes. Grabbed 3 while I could. Two project ideas already kicking around. https://www.adafruit.com/products/2471. #gotacatchemall  Adafruit HUZZAH ESP8266 Breakout ID: 2471 – $9.95 : Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits Adafruit HUZZAH ESP8266 Breakout...
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A Chicken In Every Pot

May 7, 2015
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A Chicken In Every Pot

A Chicken In Every Pot Next Thing Co. Releases "World's First" $9 Comput…: https://youtu.be/XkfBWAJ7kbI Next Thing Co. Releases “World’s First” $9 Computer For full details and a gallery of images: http://makezine.com/2015/05/07/next-thing-co-releases-worl This was posted on Google+
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This month, Waywords and Meansigns, a project co-founded by Derek Pyle, has released its version of …

May 7, 2015
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This month, Waywords and Meansigns, a project co-founded by Derek Pyle, has released its version of …

This month, Waywords and Meansigns, a project co-founded by Derek Pyle, has released its version of the novel with each of its 17 chapters performed by a different group of musicians and readers. The full text is represented here in a staggering 30+ hours. Listen to James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake Read Aloud & Set...
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DRM, What Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing. Say It Again.

May 6, 2015
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DRM, What Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing. Say It Again. Everyday is a #DayAgainstDRM +LibriVox Audio Books​ +GOG.com – DRM-Free Games​ +Project Gutenberg​ +Downpour.com​  Guide to DRM-Free Living | Defective by Design Welcome to the guide to living DRM-free. Please submit corrections and new items for the guide by adding it to...
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Center for Computer History

May 6, 2015
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Center for Computer History

Center for Computer History Lots of hands on with a diverse range of rigs with a focus on getting people involved with learning by doing …yep this would be a dream job. Centre for Computing History – Computerphile Video tour of the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge. Assistant Curator Jeremy shows us their...
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Rescuing Mozart

May 5, 2015
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Rescuing Mozart

Rescuing Mozart When you sit thru a great playing of music it is awe inspiring. When you sit thru a bland toned down rendition you can almost imagine John Lydon on stage asking you about your feelings on being cheated. Safe, sanitised and snooze producing performances plauge music of all types. Just say no....
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Remember Remember….

May 4, 2015
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Remember Remember….

Remember Remember…. Happy Han Shot First Day…a time to pass on the tales of the memory of one of the versions of story. www.dapsmagic.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/HarrisonFordIShotFirst.jpg This was posted on Google+
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PDRS – Streams Without Litigation

May 3, 2015
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PDRS – Streams Without Litigation

PDRS – Streams Without Litigation Jazz, swing , classical, pop…..streams for those who like mysic but do not like legal hassles.  Public Domain Radio Streams The Public Domain Radio broadcasts 24/7 non-stop free works on different channels (SHOUTcast and Icecast streams) · Our archive includes over 50000 78 rpm records, cylinders and discs...
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All The Comics

May 2, 2015
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All The Comics

All The Comics Spoonday 2015..and a ton of other great titles. Many purchases= many more free book = happyhappyjoyjoy. #comicbookday #milehighcomics This was posted on Google+
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Pocket Watch

May 2, 2015
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Pocket Watch

Pocket Watch Wrist watches never moved me as such, pocket watches though…yeah. So here we are talking about wrist watches again and some where in the back of my head there is a voice saying "pocket watches are coool"…and yeah. Thinking different…now there is a good idea.  Moto 360 Pocketwatch adapter by Russellholly This...
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Should We Let Pandas Go Extinct?

May 1, 2015
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Should We Let Pandas Go Extinct?

Should We Let Pandas Go Extinct? Should We Let Pandas Go Extinct? Thanks to http://www.harrys.com for supporting this video. Use the coupon code MINUTEEARTH for $5 of This was posted on Google+
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PSA

April 30, 2015
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PSA " The basis of change: educate! Derived from discussion, not hate, not myth, not muscle, not etiquette. Intellect, not `re-elect!.` Status symbols yield to respect between sex, species, environment…yup" propaghandi  This was posted on Google+
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Theocracy In Action

April 30, 2015
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Theocracy In Action

Theocracy In Action  Israel Criticized For Leaving Pregnant Surrogates In Nepal Israel evacuated 26 newborns from Nepal but left behind about 100 pregnant women — surrogates, carrying the babies for Israeli parents. Renee Montagne talks to Debra Kamin, a journalist in Tel Aviv. This was posted on Google+
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At least now we will possibly hear a few issues raised during the dog and crony show that is an American…

April 30, 2015
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At least now we will possibly hear a few issues raised during the dog and crony show that is an American…

At least now we will possibly hear a few issues raised during the dog and crony show that is an American presidential election.  Seeking Presidency, ‘Socialist’ Sanders Looks To Elevate Less-Talked About Issues Bernie Sanders, the liberal senator from Vermont, will try to be more than a fringe presidential candidate. He’s aiming to...
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Shinto In Game

April 29, 2015
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Shinto In Game

Shinto In Game Monster Hunter + Shinto = Toukiden – Culture Shock UNLIMITED anime here! ► https://www.crunchyroll.com/theorist Subscribe! ►► http://bit.ly/1qV8f This was posted on Google+
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Klingon on Duolingo

April 28, 2015
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Klingon on Duolingo I suspect conversation in our house will be somewhat different.  Duolingo | Learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian and English for free Learn languages completely free, without ads or hidden charges. It’s fun, easy, and scientifically proven. This was posted on Google+
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Gota Cathem All

April 27, 2015
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Gota Cathem All

Gota Cathem All"It's even cheaper and easier now. Anyone with a HackRF software-defined radio card can turn their laptop into an amateur IMSI-catcher" Schneier on Security: The Further Democratization of Stingray The Further Democratization of Stingray. Stingray is the code name for an IMSI-catcher, which is basically a fake cell phone tower sold by...
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Learning to Unlearn to Learn

April 25, 2015
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Learning to Unlearn to Learn

Learning to Unlearn to Learn The Backwards Brain Bicycle – Smarter Every Day 133 Free Audio Book ⇒ http://bit.ly/AudibleSED ⇐ Tweet ⇒ http://bit.ly/BackwardsBike ⇐ Post to F This was posted on Google+
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How to Make Tomato Ketchup: http://youtu.be/_HIs98cwcjw

April 24, 2015
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How to Make Tomato Ketchup: http://youtu.be/_HIs98cwcjw

How to Make Tomato Ketchup: http://youtu.be/_HIs98cwcjw How to Make Tomato Ketchup Homemade tomato ketchup recipe. Learn how to make your own ketchup in this simple to follow video gu This was posted on Google+
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CryptoShield

April 24, 2015
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CryptoShield

CryptoShield  SparkFun CryptoShield SparkFun CryptoShield: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13183 The CryptoShield is a dedicated secur This was posted on Google+
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Games To Add

April 24, 2015
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Games To Add Gimme The BrainsLord Of The FriesPairs Star Realms  Ticket To Ride Hearthstone This was posted on Google+
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An ever updated web based version of the handbook can be found at the Dadifesto website. 

April 24, 2015
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An ever updated web based version of the handbook can be found at the Dadifesto website. 

An ever updated web based version of the handbook can be found at the Dadifesto website.  » TheDadifestoHandbook – Dadifesto (Please Note: all the links for sites and items mentioned are listed at the end of this page). Introduction. Can you have too much of a good thing? In our current age of information,...
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Help, I have fallen into a web site and cant get up…Send help

April 24, 2015
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Help, I have fallen into a web site and cant get up…Send help bzzzt, Repetition of help Just A Minute transcripts! WELCOME TO JUST A MINUTE! TRANSCRIPTS. Transcripts of a whole heap of shows are here. If you would like to search by performer click here, but otherwise have a browse and enjoy the...
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