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Indians notes: Next step for Miller could be activation from disabled list

Medina Gazette - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 07:13

CLEVELAND -- Left-hander Andrew Miller (patellar tendinitis right knee) threw a simulated game Monday at Progressive Field. 

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Indians: Anatomy of the Tribe's 20-game win streak

Medina Gazette - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 07:13
Anatomy of a 20-game winning streak:
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Soft handmade leather iPhone X case by Nodus Collection

iDownloadBlog - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 07:00

Taking an early bet, Nodus Collection has pre-product samples ready for the upcoming iPhone X. Having reviewed Nodus cases in the past, it was no surprise to me the British company nailed this update for the new flagship Apple handset, by not changing anything. I am excited to admit, this updated option is just as amazing as the first two versions. If you like portfolio style cases and soft hand stitched leather, step inside for more.... Read the rest of this post here

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What is Presence?

The Daily Buddha - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 07:00

The path of presence is a spirtual practice that comes from the heart and goes to the root of many religions and traditions.

So what is presence? And how does it differ from plain awareness? Lets look at two types of awareness. You can have an awareness of the consequences of your actions. Or you can have an awareness of the inner and outer, ordinary and non-ordinary, emotional, physical or what-have-you world. In this case you might be aware of the wind blowing, your breathing, a bird flying above your head, your stomach gurgling, or you might be getting this information about weather conditions or that person standing in front of you is in pain. So awareness is a particular way of using our mind to open us up to experience and is a necessary step toward presence.

Now the essence of presence is becoming. From awareness we take a further step into becoming. Awareness is a choice and becoming is a stronger choice to let the world in, to invite it in. This is both the inner and outer world. If you have lost someone dear to you, you allow yourself to feel that loss. Notice the energy around it: it might be a complex of fear, anger, and sadness. The mind has a memory, you notice the feeling in your body and you become it. This means you lean into it and you breath into it. You let it into your core like a shimmering breeze. You relax and you let yourself tremble, cry or ache. It’s only energy. You become the great circle of being thorough this energy moving you at that moment.

This becoming is practiced with all things that enter our awareness and as we expand our field of awareness, we expand the depth of our becoming, the circle of our being.We become the world. And since we already are the world, we only reclaim what we already are anyway. We reinspire it into ourselves. We give it permission to live within us. We become a shimmering leaf, the flight of an eagle, a raging river, our hurt and anger, the trembling in our heart, the ant that we crush, people we dislike, noises that bother us. In the act of becoming we are led into the pulsing heart of all things. We are led into a dynamic state of presence. So presence is a rootedness into the depths and the heights of all things.

Awareness, becoming and presence permeate every aspect of being. It is the main component of universal energy living fully through the body. When we become aware of this and accept life, becoming present to it we give ourselves a “present.”

Peace and Love, Jim

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23andMe Is Digging Through Your Data for a Parkinson's Cure

Wired Science - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 07:00
This week, it showed off the latest results of that effort, turning up more than a dozen new mutations associated with the disease.
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Antarctica Is Looking for a Few Good Firefighters

Wired Science - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 07:00
Ready to endure bitter cold, desolation, and occasional cabin fever? Firefighting at McMurdo station might be for you.
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Apple shares highlight photos from yesterday’s iPhone X launch [Gallery]

9to5Mac - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 06:50

We shared some of our own photos from yesterday’s event, and now Apple has put together its own set of shots to give a sense of the day.

These show attendees arriving at the Steve Jobs Theater, the main speakers presenting and the hands-on demos following the presentation …


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Take the hassle out of working with PDFs with PDFpenPro 9

iDownloadBlog - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 06:00

PDFs remain the best format in which to send documents to and from multiple platforms, yet working with PDFs is notoriously frustrating. PDFpenPro 9 is a powerful, all-purpose PDF editor for Mac that lets you merge, markup, and even OCR PDF documents, and it’s on sale for just $62.

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French Company Plans To Heat Homes, Offices With AMD Ryzen Pro Processors

Slashdot - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 06:00
At its Ryzen Pro event in New York City last month, AMD invited a French company called Qarnot to discuss how they're using Ryzen Pro processors to heat homes and offices for free. The company uses the Q.rad -- a heater that embeds three CPUs as a heat source -- to accomplish this feat. "We reuse the heat they generate to heat homes and offices for free," the company says in a blog post. "Q.rad is connected to the internet and receives in real time workloads from our in-house computing platform." The idea is that anyone in the world can send heavy workloads over the cloud to a Q.rad and have it render the task and heat a person's home in the process. The two industries that are targeted by Qarnot include movies studios for 3D rendering and VFX, and banks for risk analysis. Qarnot is opting in for Ryzen Pro processors over Intel i7 processors due to the performance gain and heat output. According to Qarnot, they "saw a performance gain of 30-45% compared to the Intel i7." They also report that the Ryzen Pro is "producing the same heat as the equivalent Intel CPUs" they were using -- all while providing twice as many cores. While it's neat to see a company convert what would otherwise be wasted heat into a useful asset that heats a person's home, it does raise some questions about the security and profitability of their business model. By using Ryzen Pro's processors, OS independent memory encryption is enabled to provide additional security layers to Qarnot's heaters. However, Q.rads are naturally still going to be physically unsecured as they can be in anyone's house. Further reading: The Mac Observer, TechRepublic

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Radu Paltineanu, first Romanian to cross Americas by bicycle

Ecuador news - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 05:33

The first Romanian to attempt the crossing of the American continents by bicycle, from Alaska - U.S. to Tierra del Fuego - Argentina, Radu Paltineanu, climbed at the end of last week the furthest point from the centre of the Earth, Chimborazo, Ecuador's highest peak, 6,269 metres. Together with Daniel Cinghea, another Romanian on an expedition in South America, Radu Paltineanu gave up "pedaling" for a short period of time and focused more on climbing, that is escalating the Ecuadorian mountains, conquering four peaks over 5,000 metres high - Illiniza Nord, Cayambe, Carihuairazo and Chimborazo.

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Let’s Talk iOS 204: Unpacking the iPhone X event

iDownloadBlog - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 05:00

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Cody and Sebastien unpack the iPhone X event, which unfortunately didn’t offer many surprises. These are hot reactions to the event and what was unveiled. And of course, the results of last week’s event draft.
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On the Road and In Your Backyard

Balloon Juice - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 05:00

Good Morning All,

This weekday feature is for Juicers who are are on the road, traveling, or just want to share a little bit of their world via stories and pictures. So many of us rise each morning, eager for something beautiful, inspiring, amazing, subtle, of note, and our community delivers – a view into their world, whether they’re far away or close to home – pictures with a story, with context, with meaning, sometimes just beauty. By concentrating travel updates and tips here, it’s easier for all of us to keep up or find them later.

So please, speak up and share some of your adventures and travel news here, and submit your pictures using our speedy, secure form. You can submit up to 7 pictures at a time, with an overall description and one for each picture.

You can, of course, send an email with pictures if the form gives you trouble, or if you are trying to submit something special, like a zipped archive or a movie. If your pictures are already hosted online, then please email the links with your descriptions.

For each picture, it’s best to provide your commenter screenname, description, where it was taken, and date. It’s tough to keep everyone’s email address and screenname straight, so don’t assume that I remember it “from last time”. More and more, the first photo before the fold will be from a commenter, so making it easy to locate the screenname when I’ve found a compelling photo is crucial.

Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the pictures!

First up, a picture from valued commenter hedgehog the occasional commenter.

I wandered up to Civic Center Park for lunch (there are a variety of food trucks there during the summer), and I was struck by the blue sky and the bright, colorful flowers. Good reminder to slow down and actually LOOK at things.

Taken on 2017-08-24

Taken from Civic Center Park.

The Colorado State Capitol and part of the Civic Center Gardens, taken on a recent lunch break.


It looks mighty different than last time I saw it, with 2 feet of snow covering everything! I so dearly miss Colorado – coming from the lush DC area, everything first looked brown, but as my eyes adjusted, I began to see the variety of colors and that light…I miss it every day!  Thanks!

Today, pictures from valued commenter

Categories: Politics

Wednesday Morning Open Thread: What Happened

Balloon Juice - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 04:54

I know some of you are already reading your copies of What Happened, because you’re Amazon Prime customers or Kindle readers or just motivated enough to have gotten to a book store already. (My copy, according to Amazon, won’t ship until Monday.)

Question: Is it worth doing a Book Club around this new memoir? The reviews so far — even the most grudging — have been favorable. But I’m half-dreading starting to read it myself, because I’ll get pissed off all over again at all the malign idiots and criminals who gave their collective tiny souls to install Anybody But Her in the White House…

Apart from trudging onward & upwards (if Hillary could weather that shitestorm, then by goddess so can we), what’s on the agenda for the day?

Categories: Politics

With one hour of LTE talk time, the true cost of cellular Apple Watch is battery

iDownloadBlog - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 04:31

US carriers have already unofficially announced the pricing of their service for cellular Apple Watch, with AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile all charging $10 per month. But digging into Apple’s battery page information for Apple Watch, it seems the true cost of owning a cellular Apple Watch won’t necessarily be the price itself, but rather the toll on battery life. ... Read the rest of this post here

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AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile will charge $10 per month for cellular Apple Watch service

iDownloadBlog - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 02:54

With some Apple Watch Series 3 models gaining cellular support, the big unknown from Apple’s event was the cost of that add-on to users’ existing phone plans. We’ve now had that answer as AT&T and Verizon have revealed to The Street that they will both charge $10 per month. T-Mobile also confirmed to iDB reader Matthew M. that the carrier will also be charging $10 per month.... Read the rest of this post here

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Video: John Oliver's Horrifying Deep Dive Into the Troubling Record of Joe Arpaio

Little Green Footballs - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 00:15

Donald Trump issued his first presidential pardon to the last person who should get one. John Oliver discusses the troubling record of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio.

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Roundup: Everything Apple announced today at its iPhone X event

9to5Mac - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 23:55

It’s easy to get overwhelmed on iPhone event day, especially one as jam-packed as today. After months of rumors, Tim Cook and his fellow Apple executives took to the stage at Steve Jobs Theater to unveil a trio of new iPhones, a new Apple Watch, a new 4K Apple TV, and more. Read on for a full roundup of it all…


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Ron O’Brien’s Twitter Account “Likes” A Lot Of Porn

Plunderbund - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 23:32

Like many politicians, Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien uses his Twitter account to post information about the cases his office is working on, the deer in his backyard, political events and even family vacation selfies.   But a quick look at the things Republican Prosecutor O’Brian’s account “likes” on Twitter tells a whole different story.

Spoiler: Someone really likes porn!

On July 9th, 2014 O’Brien’s twitter account liked an article on Huffington Post titled “Monogamy not your thing? here’s why you consider an open relationship.”

In January of this year the account liked a tweet by an adult entertainment publication about the 2017 “Winner for Best Oral Sex Scene.”

O’Brien’s Twitter account likes pictures from a famous pornographic actress

In May of this year, the Twitter “likes” got X rated.  On four occasions O’Brien’s Twitter account liked tweets containing graphic sexual images and videos that linked to porn sites like   Interestingly, the sexy “likes” came between one for a tweet by Auditor Dave Yost (March 22nd) and one by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine about his 50 year wedding anniversary (June 3rd)

As recently as August 5th, the account liked a tweet from a Twitter account that just posts images and movies of pornographic actress India Summer. And on August 20th the account liked a Tweet that linked to a sex hookup site called

This week Texas Senator Ted Cruz was forced to respond when it was discovered his Twitter account had the same issue. Cruz, of course, blamed it on his staff.  We look forward to hearing O’Brien’s excuse.

As of now, Obrien’s Twitter account is still active and all of the “likes” are still there. We’ve included a few screen shots here, but some of the material is even too raunchy for Plunderbund to print.


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Here are the devices that will (and won’t) be updated to iOS 11 on September 19

9to5Mac - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 22:55

Apple officially announced this afternoon that it will release iOS 11 to the general public on September 19th – bringing new features to supported hardware like a new Control Center, a redesigned App Store, and more. As always, however, some devices won’t receive the update as Apple works to provide the best user experience to all users…


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E. Joseph Cossman

Quote of the day - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 22:33
"Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal."
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