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Isaiah Thomas gets standing ovation from Celtics fans

Jan 3, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas (3) on the bench as they take on the Boston Celtics in the first quarter at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas returned back to Boston for the first time since the offseason trade from the Celtics on Wednesday night.

He requested the team to not provide a video package for him, but that couldn’t stop the Boston crowd from showering him in adulation.

A standing O from the Boston crowd. đź‘Ź

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Thomas is sitting out the second leg of a back-to-back, having made his season debut (and thereby, Cavaliers debut) on Tuesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers. His next chance to play in front of the Celtic faithful will come on Feb. 11.

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Black Moshannon State Park

Black Moshannon State Park
Black Moshannon State Park, Pennsylvania.

Location: Black Moshannon State Park

Black Moshannon State Park is secluded, surrounded by the 43,000-acre state forest also named Black Moshannon. Close to I-80 and I-99 on the Pennsylvania map, the park is in the southern reach of Pennsylvania’s forested northern tier in the west central area of the Keystone State. The closest town is Philipsburg.

This park is unique for its bogs and wetlands, which extend in wide areas around the 250-acre lake. The bog area is now protected by the state as a Natural Area and has increased in size to 1,992 acres with many trails as well as boardwalk overlooks. Unlike most bog habitats formed in Pennsylvania by the receding ice sheets, Black Moshannon Bog Natural Area stands at 1,900 feet above sea level on the Allegheny Plateau and was created not from the last ice age but from the less permeable sandstone just below the ground’s surface.

Groups of Native Americans probably hunted and fished here as long as ago as 10,000 years. The name Moshannon comes from a Lenape Indian term, Mos’hanna’unk, meaning “elk river place.” The “black” in the park name describes the dark, tea-colored waters, a result of local vegetation such as sphagnum moss tannins in the bog.

Weather At Black Moshannon State Park

Due to its higher altitude, Black Moshannon State Park temperatures are pleasant during the summer. In the fall — the best time for capturing the muted colors of the bog plants — temperatures can fall close to freezing during the night. In October, the average high temperature has been 57 degrees Fahrenheit, with a low of 36.

Photo Experience

Low in nutrients and high in acidity, the bogs attract specific plants, including varieties of sedges, orchids, blueberries, wild cranberries and viburnums. The muted browns with spots of reds, greens and blues emerging from the dark water fulfilled my desire to find unique color. The bogs carried me into a primitive, seemingly pre-historic space on a cloudy day.

My current gear is a Sony digital camera with lenses from 10mm to 1200mm, though the photograph displayed was made on Fujichrome Velvia film with a 17mm Minolta Rokkor lens placed solidly on a heavy Bogan tripod with a center pole custom-made for extra-long extension. I stood on a 2.5-foot stepladder at one of the viewing platforms. I stayed overnight in the park’s primitive cabins.

Best Times

Black Moshannon State Park is a locale for bird photography. The bogs and lake hold species of waterfowl — loons, mallards, wood and red-necked ducks — that nest here through the summer. The forests of Black Moshannon are home to hermit thrush, the dark-eyed junco and northern saw-whet owl as well as songbirds, including scarlet tanagers and red-eyed vireos. Migrating waterfowl can be found in the area in May and September.

In the winter, the lake is a popular spot for ice fishing, where bluegills, yellow perch, pike and largemouth bass are pulled through the ice.

Contact: Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/BlackMoshannonStatePark.


See more of Blair Seitz’s photography at blairseitz.photoshelter.com.

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Photo Of The Day By Kyle Jones

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Grand Prismatic Sunset” by Kyle Jones. Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
Photo By Kyle Jones

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Grand Prismatic Sunset” by Kyle Jones. Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

“The Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone is a popular location, often shot from an adjacent hillside to show the colors of the spring,” says Jones. “I noticed that a really nice sunset was developing, so I found a spot where I could get that sunset shining through the mist with the colorful edge of the pool as a foreground.”

See more of Kyle Jones’ photography at www.imageskylejones.com.

Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.

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World Health Organization says gaming addiction is a disease


The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released the latest draft of its International Compendium of Diseases. Two of the most eye-catching additions to this update, the first in several years, are “hazardous gaming,” and “gaming disorder.” This would effectively put a gaming addiction on the same level as that of a substance addiction. The entry for “hazardous gaming” reads as follows: Hazardous gaming refers to a pattern of gaming, either online or offline that appreciably increases the risk of harmful physical or mental health consequences to the individual or to others around this individual. The entry for “gaming disorder” reads:…

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Scientists teach AI to determine our political affiliation based on the cars we drive


A group of scientists recently developed an AI model which uses Google Street View photographs to determine startlingly accurate social insights about a geographic area. By looking at the cars we drive, the researchers’ deep learning network can determine a community’s racial, political, and economic makeup. The research was conducted by scientists and based at Stanford university, using an AI training method called a convolutional neural network (CNN). This method involves creating a “gold standard” set of images, checked by humans, which are used to teach a computer how to classify new images on its own. In this case the…

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You can now try the Pixel 2’s single-camera portrait mode without a Pixel 2


The Pixel 2 has one of the best portrait modes around, made all the more impressive by the fact that it uses a single camera to achieve the effect rather than the dual-sensor setup of most competitors. Now you don’t even need a Pixel 2 to try it out. Developer Arnova8G2, who had previously ported the Pixel’s HDR+ feature to other Snapdragon-powered Android devices, managed to include portrait mode in the latest version of the app. That’s particularly notable because it means phones without a built-in portrait mode like the Galaxy S8, LG V30, and HTC U11 could use portrait…

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YouTube should impose harsher punishments on wayward stars


If you haven’t heard by now, another YouTuber is being criticized for exploiting human sadness for their own gain. On Sunday, Logan Paul uploaded a video showing him and his friends happening upon what appeared to be a suicide victim. The original video includes several shots of the body. The video has been removed, Paul has apologized, and YouTube has responded by expressing sympathy for the lost soul — that appears to be that on the official side. But, as my colleague Mix pointed out, it’s not stemming the tide of criticism directed at either party. Dear Internet, pic.twitter.com/42OCDBhiWg —…

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Comcast celebrates repeal of net neutrality by hiking prices in 2018


Comcast, still feasting on its holiday bounty in the form of net neutrality’s carcass, is starting 2018 off by doing what it does best: price gouging its customers. Along with AT&T, DishTV, and several other providers, it will raise prices in January. These increases will include most of the company’s services. Internet, TV packages, modem rentals, and late charges are all going up. And, even though the company faces several lawsuits for its made-up “Broadcast TV” and “Regional Sports” fees, it’ll be jacking up those imaginary services as well. Perhaps the only good news is that the repeal of net…

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Amazon finally wins a patent for 3-D printing on demand, for pickup or delivery

News Brief: It’s been a long time coming, but today Amazon can say it holds the patent for a retailing system that can take custom orders for 3-D printed items, get them made, and have them sent out for delivery or picked up by the customer. The system has been the subject of multiple patent applications over the past five years, and my GeekWire colleague Frank Catalano delved into the idea in depth almost three years ago. Is it an idea whose time has come, or whose time has passed? Hard to tell: Amazon set up an online store for custom 3-D printing back in 2014, but that part of the website currently offers only 3-D printing hardware and supplies.

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