Facebook now lets you choose who you see first in your news feed

Note: This is iOS only right now. It will be coming to other platforms soon. This is great news! Facebook has introduced a way to actually prioritize who you see on your news feed (though it caps at 30 unfortunately). It has also simplified who you are friends with (anyone have crazy uninformed friends on their list? lol!) that you choose not to follow (or want to refollow).  It is very easy to access:   1: Go to the facebook App and click "More" in the lower right corner:       2: Scroll down until you see "News Feed Preferences" under Settings:       3: Viola! There you go. Prioritize away! But keep in mind Facebook inserts a star into your news feed so you can see who you have prioritized...but so can your friend/relative looking over your shoulder!        
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Don't be like Arnie Kids! Don't Drink & Drive.

Don't be like Arnie - Don't Drink & DriveHave a safe 4th everyone! And remember the lesson my friend Arnie showed me when I found him on a country road in Texas or Arkansas. Don't Drink & Drive.  
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Justice Roberts references the Aztecs, Kalahari Bushmen, the Han Chinese and the Carthaginians, in his strange dissent on the right of Gay Marriage

The Rainbow Supreme Court and Justice Robert's strange dissentJustice Roberts references the Aztecs, Kalahari Bushmen, the Han Chinese and the Carthaginians in his dissenting opinion on the right of Gay Marriage:   The majority’s decision is an act of will, not legal judg- ment. The right it announces has no basis in the Consti- tution or this Court’s precedent. The majority expressly disclaims judicial “caution” and omits even a pretense of humility, openly relying on its desire to remake society according to its own “new insight” into the “nature of injustice.” Ante, at 11, 23. As a result, the Court invali- dates the marriage laws of more than half the States and orders the transformation of a social institution that has formed the basis of human society for millennia, for the Kalahari Bushmen and the Han Chinese, the Carthagin- ians and the Aztecs. Just who do we think we are?   I find that to be a strange dissent for obvious reasons:   The...
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An Amazing Week!

An Amazing Week! Confederate Flag down, gay marriage up!

#HowWeFamily - A wonderful LGBTQ friendly commercial


As an anthropologist at heart if makes me very happy to see a large company take a public stance on supporting diversity with such a positive LGBTQ friendly commercial. So what if it is ultimately about marketing? This company is using their resources to make a loud, powerful and public statement on television and other media that most groups could never hope to have the resources to reach.  They currently have about 3,000 views on their youtube extended version. It is well worth watching and sharing.
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iPhone text crashing bug: How to fix if your prankster friend sends you one!

Imessage{iPhone crashing Bug FYI} If you happen to get a message and your phone restarts there are some easy solutions. Go to your photos and select one and then send it two the # that sent you the text and iMessages will start working again.     An iPhone bug is making phones crash when a certain text is sent     IMAGE: FLICKR, AFAGEN BY RONALD CHAVEZ1 hour ago A newly discovered iOS bug is crashing iPhones and leaving users without access to the Messages app. Users who receive a mysterious string of characters in a text are noticing their Messages app will consequently crash, and in some cases, the phone will automatically reboot, according to 9to5Mac. The issue was first posted to Reddit. SEE ALSO: 7 Ways to Preserve Your Battery Life on iOS 8     The text is partially in Arabic and includes unicode. It's not so much about what the text says, but rather how...
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Never bring a vacuum extension to a broadsword fight


I always told my son. "Never bring a vacuum extension to a broadsword fight!" He didn't listen...        
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Photoshop is 25 years old. Here are Professional Photoshop users using Version 1.0 today


Photoshop 1 as Photoshop turns 25Photoshop turns 25 The ubiquitous Gorilla in the digital room Photoshop just turned 25 years old!  The original concept for photoshop was created in 1988 by Thomas and John Knoll while Tom was a student at the University of Michigan.  The original name for the program was "Display" which Thomas had created on his Mac.  John worked at Industrial Light and Magic and convinced Tom to turn it into a full fledged program. They originally tried the name ImagePro(*), but it was already taken so they settled on Photoshop. The software was originally released only with a scanner manufactured by BarneyScan (about 200 units were sold). Soon after the program was demoed to Adobe and Apple and in 1990 was released as a Mac only program. For scale, around this time if you wanted to have a photo professionally retouched with the high-end systems it could easily cost up to $300/hr. Flash forward 25 years and put some...
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My family Pi day picture: 3/14/15 9:26:5358...

My family on Pi day"Pi. It might not be rational, but it is fun!" We counted down the last 53 seconds and then yelled "Pi". The kids loved it, they are going to be happy geeks.
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{Pi) Don’t forget, today is the big Pi day (mm-dd-yy following people :-) - 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 a.m.

b2ap3_thumbnail_pi-day-2015.jpgPi Day Pi Day - 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 a.m!   The one day of year I can really show math my appreciation!  Since we all have a bit of geek in us don't forget to observe the BIG Pi day today: 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 a.m.     Can recall what Pi is off the top of your head?    LEARN ABOUT PI   Pi (π) is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Pi is a constant number, meaning that for all circles of any size, Pi will be the same.The diameter of a circle is the distance from edge to edge, measuring straight through the center. The circumference of a circle is the distance around. HISTORY OF PI By measuring circular objects, it has always turned out that a circle is a little more than 3 times its width around. In the Old Testament of the Bible (1 Kings 7:23), a circular pool is...
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Why sharpies should never be left in the hands of the unskilled, or the tired.

b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_656_small.jpg                                 At my daughters grade school concert the other night I was running herd on my son and two of his buddies, then we were joined by my other, very tired son.  Unfortunately he lost the fine point Sharpie I had given him so as a last resort I gave him my new fresh fat sharpie.  Well I was also recording the concert with my camera on a tripod and paying attention to that with my youngest on my lap...his head was bobbing he was so tired then he looked at me and said "I am tired, I want to go"...and I had to fight not to be laughing out loud....  
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An analysis of the forces required to drag sheep

b2ap3_thumbnail_example.jpg Because I feel it is important for archaeologist and anthropologists to be well read. I give to you "An analysis of the forces required to drag sheep"   An-analysis-of-the-forces-required-to-drag-sheep.pdf
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Lost in Translation: Mary Had A Little Lamb -> "Eager children cry. "Why, Mary loves the pregnancy, as you know!"

A very broad version of the history of Christianity as explained to a 5th grader         My daughter has become good friends with a girl at her school who is a Jehovah Witness. It has been difficult to set up playdates because the other girl is only allowed to have them if they have a Jehovah witness to oversee them. I have been explaining to my daughter that this is all very normal for her friends religion and that together we can make it work so they can get together and be respectful of the limits sanctioned by her friends religion.    My crude -from memory and attempting to be of temporal scale- outline of the history of Judaism -> Time of Jesus -> Catholicism -> Protestant Movement (1500's) -> 2nd Protestant movement (1800's) Tonight we were discussing that and how the Jehovah Witness use a different translation of the bible than what her mother's church uses (King James Version). Which, as I am prone to do, led into a...
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