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This is really awesome perspective. Get ready to scroll. +Ethan Siegel, have you seen this?
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Wow... thanks for sharing that. I think it took me about 10 minutes to get through that whole thing. The distance between Uranus and Neptune seemed the longest for some reason.

...and the creepy new iPhone 6 features on his main website (joshworth.com) were very amusing!
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I'm part of a virtual camera club of photographers holding each other accountable for a 365 this year. It's http://365infocus.com/. Most of the members are out of the pacific northwest, but we've got a smattering of people in the midwest, Europe, and even one about to be deployed on a Navy ship.
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I'd be fine with this if Google hadn't also turned off the ability to install extensions from outside the Web Store.

But the combination of those two decisions means that Chrome is now just as locked down as iOS, and as a Chromebook owner, that has drastically reduced the value of the device I paid for.

Google, please reconsider: Allow users to install their own extensions without forcing them to run unstable code from the Dev channel. It's OK if you put it behind all sorts of warning signs, but don't lock us out completely.

You just made Chromebooks into devices that get WORSE with time, not better. Please stop.
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This does not require running Dev channel. Rather, it requires enabling the developer MODE, available in chrome://extensions/. One check box, and you are good to go.

More information here:
http://developer.chrome.com/extensions/getstarted.html#unpacked
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I promise this is a serious question, not trolling: Has anyone tried the Aura/Dev channel builds on a Windows 8.1 tablet like the Dell Venue Pro? Since Google isn't making Chrome tablets (yet), it seems like you could get a more-or-less Chromebook experience by running Aura (and nothing else) on a Win8 tablet.

For $99, I'd totally try it if there was a Microsoft store anywhere close to me.
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+Aaron Weiss Chrome Aura?  Looking in the store.  Can't find it.
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It's that time of year. Happy tech shopping, everyone.
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Nice roundup as usual, Aaron.  Thanks for sharing!
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Chromebooks: The Google devices that lose functionality with time, as Google removes features and extensions on a whim.
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Hope you have a better day tomorrow. Get well soon!
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Wow. What a terrible kludge. Let's hope GV finally gets some love one of these days.
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  • KMEG & KPTH
    News Director, present
  • KGW Media Group
    Integration Manager, 2002 - 2012
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Teevee news director, former software manager, wannabe photographer
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News Director at KMEG & KPTH in Sioux City Iowa. Creator of KGW's Live @ 7 in Portland, Oregon. Former Program Manager at a Very Large Software Company. Piano player when I have the time. 
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An Emmy. A couple Murrows. A couple patents. A baby. Proudest of the baby.
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Solid if not terribly adventuresome menu, well-prepared by the kitchen. Friendly and prompt service.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Amazing food. Try the ban xeo. And the fried rice.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Remarkable food, wonderful service. The onion tartlet appetizer was particularly amazing, and the beet napoleon is a clever twist on a caprese salad. Our main courses fell just short of the high bar set by the appetizers, but we didn't order steak, and having looked around the restaurant, the kitchen knew what they were doing with beef. The scallops with risotto cakes were very good. While they didn't have a specific kids menu, they were more than happy to make our 2-year-old pasta with a cream sauce and cheese. Do stick around for dessert. The baklava and coffee cheesecake were both amazing. Our only regret is that they weren't open on July 4 so we could go get a second dinner there. Thanks for a fabulous meal, Rebab!
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very goodService: Excellent
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Had a lovely meal. Our waiter was exceedingly helpful, and when a late-ordered appetizer showed up in the window later than he expected, he took it off our ticket even though (in our opinion) it didn't take that long. My medium rare burger was cooked *exactly* medium rare, which is (sorry) rare around here. I can't weigh in on the beer beyond my single White Ale, but it was a good (though not stellar) pint.
Food: Very goodDecor: Very goodService: Excellent
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
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Great cheap lunch!
Food: Very goodDecor: GoodService: Excellent
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
First things first: You're paying for the view, not the food. Don't order anything that would require cooking skills beyond a summer cook in a seasonal restaurant. In other words: Stick to the burgers and flatbread. Avoid the fish and steak. You'll be as happy as one can be having paid for a $13 burger. Given the food prices, beverages are surprisingly reasonable: $6 to $7.50 for most mixed drinks, and the bartender wasn't skimping on the pours. You'll even find some surprising-for-Iowa options, like a cucumber-infused vodka. The sangria was tasty, strong, and came with a veritable fruit salad on the rim. The wine list has nothing worth drinking by the glass, and with only a few decent bottles at $45 and up, you'll want to stick to beer or mixed drinks. Service was hit-or-miss in our visits -- some absolutely great, some overly attentive or inattentive, some completely lacking in knowledge about the menu.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Had a marginal birthday brunch at Black Bear. My wife ordered a California benedict, without meat or hollandaise. I had a platter with a waffle and eggs over medium. Both our eggs came undercooked. Mine were barely over easy, but edible. Hers were so far undercooked that you could see clear egg whites on top. I flagged down our server and sent them back. They came back with no evidence of being re-cooked, merely having the clear whites wiped off the top. When she cut into them, there was more clear egg white inside. It's simply unsafe to serve eggs like that, not to mention unappetizing. By the time our waitress came back after delivering the second round of undercooked benedict, I was done eating and our toddler was getting fussy. She brought us a check with the benedict still on it, then decided to try to find a manager to take them off. While she never did track down a manager, she found another employee who took the benedict off our ticket. No one from the kitchen or a manager ever came to find out what was wrong with the food or apologize for it. Sioux City doesn't have many good options for breakfast, but this is among the worst.
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Food: Poor to fairDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago