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Meet Felipe Nunes, a Skateboarder With No Legs

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Pro skateboarder Felipe Nunes hails from Brazil, is 20 years old, and recently signed on to Tony Hawk’s Birdhouse team. Nunes also lost both legs when he was six. From an interview with Nunes in Thrasher:

I was six when it happened but the doctors said it was super fast. I didn’t really hesitate because I was so young. I used a wheelchair until about the age of 11. I was a kid who wanted to do everything. Regardless of not having two legs I wanted to do it all. I rode my bike, played soccer, pretty much everything out in front of my house. I was a normal kid. It didn’t even look like I was missing part of my legs. My parents were essential in my recovery because they never stopped me from doing anything. They were afraid of me getting hurt like any parents, but they never held me back. When I wanted to give up the wheelchair and ride the skateboard full time, they let me go.

You can follow Nunes on his latest exploits on Instagram. (via the morning news)

Tags: disability   Felipe Nunes   skateboarding   sports   video
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Today in "The War on My Sinuses" news

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I tried to buy Sudafed today and was told, "the portal is down". The Sudafed Portal is down you guys. "Can't you sell it to me anyway?" "No."

Of course this is not a problem if you're the Meth-Head-in-Chief:

JRehling:

In 2016, Trump posted a photo of himself that gave away more than he intended. An open desk drawer revealed box after box of Sudafed, piled on top of one another.

Even stranger, although the photo was taken in New York, the boxes include a type that is only sold in the United Kingdom, with a different box and distinctive ingredients not found in the U.S.

Sudafed is sometimes used for a high that includes increased alertness, but also has a side effect of pupil dilation.

Abuse of this drug was rare, but in order to limits its abuse, regulations were passed limiting the frequency in which an individual could purchase it, and requiring the individual show ID.

The desk drawer full of Sudafed, including boxes in New York purchased in the UK indicate that the legal limits of purchase are being circumvented, and that the then-candidate Trump was abusing Sudafed for its high rather than its decongestant effect.

Beyond pupil dilation, more serious side effects include hallucinations and paranoid psychosis.

It is very concerning for the entire planet that someone with access to nuclear weapons is showing signs of abusing a drug that leads to paranoid psychosis.

A desk drawer full of a controlled substance, however benign, shows signs that someone is systematically circumventing the law. The side effects of a cold drug are particularly concerning in this case, and this is a threat to the security of the United States and the world.

CaslerNoel:

Trump snorted Adderall all thru the day on 'Apprentice' he also ate UK. Sudafed like candy. But at night and at parties he switched to cocaine and high-end Methamphetamine that was hand-delivered by Bikers. The point is he was always high. That hasn't changed.

Previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously.

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Context Package Semantics In Go

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Introduction The Go programming language has the built-in keyword go to create goroutines, but has no keywords or direct support for terminating goroutines. In a real world service, the ability to time-out and terminate goroutines is critical for maintaining the health and operation of a service. No request or task can be allowed to run forever so identifying and managing latency is a responsibility every programmer has. A solution provided by the Go team to solve this problem is the Context package.
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kbrint
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Well written.
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Yosemite’s Rainbow Waterfall

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The light and the wind happened to be just right for Greg Harlow to catch this rainbow emanating from upper portion of Yosemite Falls. Beautiful. The 21-second time lapse version of the video makes the falls look like a rainbow flame:

It’s astounding enough that perfect curves of color appear in the sky after rainstorms, but could you imagine seeing a waterfall rainbow like this happen in real life? My head would have exploded. (via the kid should see this)

Tags: color   Greg Harlow   video   Yosemite National Park
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Fantastic!
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Void

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Click here to go see the bonus panel!

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I like to think my sacrilege is so stupid that it shouldn't even qualify as offensive.


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kbrint
40 days ago
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Sounds legit.
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jlvanderzwan
40 days ago
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What DIDN'T get Zeus up to?

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kbrint
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Neat.
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