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Lived in Toronto, Ontario
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Wise words from Banksy via +Rishad Tobaccowala
 
By Banksy. The Artist.
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My job takes me to some pretty fantastic places.  Last week I was in the mountains at the top of the Sonoma Valley which might top the list as far as awesome goes.
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Engineering; the art of what will be!
 
Born under the Second Law of Thermodynamics

We know Neil Armstrong as the first man to step on the Moon -- but in his heart, beyond all that, he was an engineer. And here he gives a brief but passionate oratory about his vocation, a reminder to all of us about the ways in which the world can be changed. Something for all your kids and for all you students and all you engineers out there, to remember why we do what we do.

Since the video (wonderfully illustrated by +PHD Comics' Jorge Chan) lacks captions, I'll transcribe his words for you here:

"I am, and ever will be, a white socks, pocket-protector-wearing, nerdy engineer: born under the Second Law of Thermodynamics, steeped in the steam tables, in love with free-body diagrams, transformed by Laplace, and propelled by compressible flow.

As an engineer, I take a substantial amount of pride in the accomplishments of my profession. Science is about what is; engineering is about what can be. An engineer's entire existence is dedicated to doing things better and more efficiently. It is a profession which leaves its imprint on our society in countless ways. 

A century ago, the world really needed improvements in quality of life: health, mobility, living standards. At that time, life was a constant struggle. The Twentieth was a century often punctuated by the terror of war, darkened with societal struggles to overcome injustice. But the Twentieth was also the first century in which technology enabled the tenets and the images of those traumas to reach across the world, and touch people in ways that were previously unimaginable. Engineering helped create a world in which no injustice could be hidden. 

Many will look back to see how we have changed, and what we have accomplished. The future's a bit foggy, but it's not unreasonable to suggest that the twenty-first century will enjoy a rate of progress not unlike the twentieth. It's something to hope for."
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Robot motivation. eg. how the terminator motivated Sarah Connor to run faster.
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Wow, Spritz on a smart watch could make reading long form content (like emails or even books) on a smart watch actually practical, possibly even fun given Spritz makes speed reading almost effortless. I love this concept!

See more Moto 360 concept apps at:
http://thetechblock.com/gorgeous-moto-360-app-concepts/

h/t +Lior Ron
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Many of you know him as a movie and tv guy but +Kevin Spacey has been doing amazing things in the theatre world as the artistic director of London's Old Vic theatre for the past ten years. Definitely worth a night out the next time you're in London.
 
Check out www.kevinspacey.com for a sneak peek at my new one man show at The Old Vic Theatre. Tickets on sale Apr 8!

See more from Kevin Spacey: http://www.whosay.com/l/UGv81Q4
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The modern version of the iron throne.
 
The Throne of Nerds is made in honor of the Throne of Swords from the Game of Thrones TV series and fantasy series. Mike DeWolfe proofs himself a true Nerdy hobbyist with this “keyboard throne”.

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How one New Zealand school tossed its playground rules and let students risk injury, with surprising results http://natpo.st/OJ9vSD
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  • Google
    Agency Lead, 2010 - present
  • KPMG
    Sr. Consultant, 2008 - 2010
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Dr. Awadia was fantastic. My eye exam was quick, accurate and educational. She explained what she was doing and why and how my eyes had changed. Irene helped me pick out the perfect frames from a Spanish manufacturer I have never seen anywhere else and my lenses were ready way faster than I thought.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
A very stylish hotel with a fantastic location and friendly staff. The staff provided great restaurant and bar recommendations which was very handy as many of the places in the area are overly expensive tourist traps.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Need a fast lunch? Go here and thank me later. The curry lamb wrap is unbelievably good. Ravi was an amazing chef and the world is better for having known him. I hope his family (who run the place after he died earlier this year) keep up his legacy.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Poor to fairService: Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Fantastic place. I wanted to order everything on the menu. If I go back enough I'm sure I will!
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very goodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Betty's has the best service in the city. They always do whatever they can to find you a table. Prompt, friendly, honest with just enough edge to always feel like a bar. If you're looking for a pint and a bite look no further.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Excellent
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Among the best Thai places I've ever been. This is a perpetual tie for #1 in Toronto along with Sukothai.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very goodService: Excellent
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reviewed a year ago