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"You know what they do with engineers when they turn 40?" -Primer
https://youtu.be/fN-VAdAnoZ4?t=25s
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If you think of a business process in terms of a supply chain, you'll see that some companies like to run with a lot of inventory.

How long does it take to hire an employee and get them set up with all of the tools that they need?  Or how long does it take to get an existing employee assigned to a project?  How long does it take to get that project approved?  How long does it take to get a logo created for a new product?  How long does it take for a contract to get reviewed?  How long does it take to get a new server or domain name?  How long does it take to get a bug fixed in an internal application?  Etc...

All of these processes (and many more) take time.  Often it only takes a few minutes of work for someone to actually complete the task, but it can take hours, days, or even months for the work to get started. Sometimes the work is done quickly, but it takes a while to get deployed.

There's something to be said for keeping your workers fully occupied, and running with a large work queue is one way to do that, but there's also something to be said for not making everyone else wait for the work to get started or released.
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A new bike for Sierra. :)
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Adam is a gold mine for Kickstarter project ideas!
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Which Virtual Reality system are you most likely to get (first)?
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I have no idea
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G+ Surveys are limited to 5 options, so I didn't get into mobile based options like Gear VR.  Those can fall under other.
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Interesting short video (the link to the full video is in the description).  I like Steve's speaking style.
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+Chris Kenst Yeah, I always get the feeling the Jurvetson is always leaking small secrets.  I hadn't heard that Google was moving to a system with cheap lidars built into the side mirrors.
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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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Great video.  I especially liked the second half explaining the orbital maneuvers used to reach and match orbit with the space station.  Thanks to Destin and KSP, it made perfect sense.
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Good stuff.
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Um. Yeah.  I don't understand this, but it sure sounds cool.
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+Robert Evans Oddly I didn't find the style to be THAT jarring. I think it depends on the person. Powerpoint/keynote do tend to be overused in all areas of society and learning though. What I did get was the impression that she was not well prepared, maybe a new presentation for her?
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Do this Google security checkup and get a 2 GB increase for your Google Drive storage.  I did, and it took less than a minute.
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