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S likes a scrambled egg sandwich for breakfast.
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I wonder if it would be practical to use tech like this in streetlights to give self-driving cars very accurate positioning info.  Of course, the cars would need to be able to work without it, but I could imagine it helping in cities where GPS reception might be bad because of tall buildings.
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I wonder if you could use something like a phased array (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phased_array) to create the laser sweep instead of the spinning flywheel.  It sounded like the sync signal could be sent over RF instead of IR to remove the range problem, but there may be a problem with finding open spectrum that could take the interference.

All that said, I bet self-driving cars will be able to localize very well with just cameras.  After all, humans do it every day and we only have two cameras stuck inside the car (talk about occlusion!) facing one direction, and we can't even see in the infrared!
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Nice window resizer/positioner for OS X.
Move and resize windows with ease. Window control with simple, customizable keyboard shortcuts. Download Spectacle. Easy to Use. We start you with some shortcuts, but Spectacle allows you to fully customize what keys do what. You're in control of the workflow. Maintained ...
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Today's project: installing some bird spikes above the front door.
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+Gareth Cook That is the after shot.  The spikes are clear plastic, so they're a little hard to see.

Things are going well.  We're pretty well settled in to our new place.  I'm still working from home (and should probably get out more).  How about you?
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We've been hearing rumors of this Google cell plan for a while, and today it finally went live.  The plan looks great.  Based on my current plan and usage with T-Mobile, I could save more than a few bucks per month.  The big problem is that it's only available for the Nexus 6 which is $650 (https://www.google.com/nexus/6/).  I'd like to see a plan like this on a nice budget phone like the Nexus 4 and 5 were, or maybe something like the OnePlus One (https://oneplus.net/one)
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+Chris Kenst One thing I really like about T-Mobile is that you can budget it by buying a limited amount of high speed data.  The best part is that you don't get cut off if you go over--it just drops down to a slow connection (this can be a bit annoying because the slow connection can be useless for many apps).  I'd like Google to offer a way to cap your usage, but then make it easy to authorize buying another GB for the month.
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I planted some basil from the grocery store. We'll see how it does.
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I don't understand how the screen gets flipped. #Nexus5  
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Cracked my Nexus 5 :( what should I get to replace it?
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+Chris Kenst I'm using Jesse's phone for now.  I'll be curious to see what Android M looks like, and if more phones support Google Fi (I don't think I want a Nexus 6 phablet).
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"You know what they do with engineers when they turn 40?" -Primer
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