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Scientist, screen goddess Hedy Lamarr focus of ‘Bombshell’ at Speed Cinema

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If Hedy Lamarr had been born into another time, she might have pursued a full-time career as a scientist. Instead, her passion for science became something of a sidebar while she became the most scandalous European film starlet of the 1930s, an on-again, off-again Hollywood tabloid sensation, and a film producer. In her spare time, […]
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deezil
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It's Hedley!
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A Moment of PAWS

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Just kidding about shares friends, PLEASE SHARE THIS COMIC

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jsled
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YAAS! THIS!
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Google Maps gets a new look

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The world is an ever-evolving place. And as it changes, Google Maps changes with it. As roads close, businesses open, or local events happen in your neighborhood, you’ll see it on Google Maps. When you schedule an event using Google Calendar, get a reservation confirmation in Gmail, or add a restaurant to your “Want to Go” list, Google Maps reflects that too. Now, we’re updating Google Maps with a new look that better reflects your world, right now.

First, we’ve updated the driving, navigation, transit and explore maps to better highlight the information most relevant to each experience (think gas stations for navigation, train stations for transit, and so on). We’ve also updated our color scheme and added new icons to help you quickly identify exactly what kind of point of interest you’re looking at. Places like a cafe, church, museum or hospital will have a designated color and icon, so that it’s easy to find that type of destination on the map. For example, if you’re in a new neighborhood and searching for a coffee shop, you could open the map to find the nearest orange icon (which is the color for Food & Drink spots).

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We’ve created a cheat sheet of the new colors and icons to help you get acquainted with the new look:

You’ll see these changes over the next few weeks in all Google products that incorporate Google Maps, including the Assistant, Search, Earth, and Android Auto. Over time, the new style will also appear in the apps, websites and experiences offered by companies that use Google Maps APIs as well. 

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So no matter how or where you’re using Google Maps, you’ll have the same consistent experience.

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deezil
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They've pulled the post, so this may disappear, but enjoy!
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DMack
6 days ago
Actually, the RSS feed is just broken. On Blogger. On Google's official blog. Ughhh. https://www.blog.google/products/maps/google-maps-gets-new-look/
deezil
6 days ago
Fuckin... oy.
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House Republican: my donors told me to pass the tax bill “or don’t ever call me again”

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Chris Collins is saying the quiet part loud.

The House Republican tax overhaul has already made a lot of enemies.

Moderate Republicans from New York and New Jersey worry their constituents would lose big if they can no longer deduct their state and local taxes from their federal tax bill — one of the key ways Republicans are hoping to pay for the corporate tax cut at the center of the plan. Outside groups on the right, like Club for Growth, also object to the bill, saying that taxes for millionaires should be cut even more. Outside estimates project that millions of middle-class Americans could end up paying higher taxes.

Yet the bill is still expected to pass the House.

Why? Consider this comment from Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY), one of those New York Republicans who theoretically might be upset that his constituents would be expected to lose under the GOP bill.

The Republican donor class — i.e., corporate and wealthy America — expects Republican lawmakers to pass a Republican tax bill. It’s as simple as that.

We know donor pressure is a big reason that Republicans kept trying to repeal Obamacare. But they still failed. Tax reform is their next — and maybe last — chance to deliver a big legislative victory. Republicans know it.

“We haven’t repealed Obamacare, so if we don’t get tax reform done, we are in trouble,” Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) said back in September. “We might as well flip up our tent and go home.”

So House Republicans aren’t going to sweat the details. Their donors put them in office to cut their taxes.

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deezil
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This is schadenfreude at its finest for me. Let's support the folks in Congress doing the right thing in getting this bill defeated. Let us not forget that every time a Democrat brings up a bill that increases the deficit, it's the worst thing in the world.
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Mike Allen’s iPhone X Review

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Mike Allen, writing for Axios:

My nephew Anders texted me an animated dog — an Animoji, from the same family as the alien you see above — that said, in the 19-year-old’s voice and with his facial tilt: “Hey, Uncle Mike, it’s me!”

I knew Anders had figured out to set up the iPhone X (“10”) that Apple loaned me ahead of its release in stores this Friday. Preorders for the $999 “future of the smartphone” began last Friday in 55+ countries. (The Animoji choices include unicorn, pig and panda.)

Anders, a college freshman, is our family’s designated early adopter (he followed 4G blogs long before the fast broadband rolled out nationally), and a longtime Apple connoisseur.

Thank god Apple seeded Mike Allen with an iPhone X review unit. Such great insight from his fucking nephew, the emoji expert.

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deezil
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I usually love Gruber, and I'm not an Apple evangelist like he is, but all these iPhone X review unit posts are coming off petty and whiny and it's really getting me perturbed. I get it. They're not world class, 5000 word reviews from names you've trusted for years, but not every review has to be top notch. Put them in the low-information, will-read-it-later pile, wait for the high-test reviews, and then enjoy your wordy expanses.
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Yu Darvish Mindfucks Carl Edwards Jr., Draws Bases-Loaded Walk

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That gloriously frustrating scenario that can only occur in the National League smiled on the Cubs in the sixth inning of their losing battle against the Dodgers, when the pitcher came up with the bases loaded and two outs. Los Angeles was already leading 3-1, trying to bury Chicago, but manager Dave Roberts decided…

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deezil
35 days ago
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Someone alert Jon Bois. We have a new contender for saddest plate appearance ever.
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