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This guy has recorded (and composed) some absolutely beautiful pieces which he shares on his YouTube channel*

Here's a sample (BUT DO NOT YET READ THE  COMMENTS ON THE VIDEO)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txnitrq53RQ

All is not what it seems, though.

See if you can figure out the interesting and (IMHO) somewhat shocking twist.  And then in the comments (at least initially), note whether you guessed the secret or not ;)

P.S. -- Yes, it's really him playing.  

The reveal:
http://j.mp/iiree

His YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzp0erAOXXpY6O40hMx1xLg
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Yep, understood.

I did have a chance to play an LX-17 over the weekend, and was favorably stunned at how much better the experience was in person... probably due to experience of playing it personally and also due to the strategic placement of 8 (!) speakers within the piano that made it all feel much more immersive.

Given my experience, I'm actually planning on buying the LX-17, and you can come over and try it out :)
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Charming "Leo's Fortune" game on sale for 99 cents

On Android, iOS, and Amazoid :-D

I bought it a while back and made it all the way through... and without even needing any hints or cheats.  woo hoo!
Amazon Appstore for Android has Leo's Fortune (Android Digital Download) on sale for $0.99. Thanks sjsfan Google Play Store has Leo's Fortune (Android Digital Download) on sale for &# ...
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Grateful to have such a thoughtful CEO, and very happy to see him sharing such smart and kind sentiments publicly.
I came to the US from India 22 years ago. I was fortunate enough to gain entry to a university here, and time after time…
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I really wish it didn't feel like our existing leaders operate completely based on fear because that fear multiplies itself as it spreads through the regular citizens of our country. There was recently a poll about travel at Thanksgiving showing that Americans were more fearful than they have ever been about a terrorist attack happening wherever they were traveling to. When it comes to spreading fear and terror, the terrorists are currently winning and we are letting them from the leadership down to the street urchin. It's very sad.

I don't think anyone is opposed to people who share the values mentioned in Sundar's post coming to America and contributing to this great nation. The problem is that one group of people more than any other seems to be coming here not to contribute but to destroy. I am not saying I agree with the political narrative regarding a solution, but I understand why people are talking about it and why it is striking a nerve with some.

That being said, tying into my first paragraph, it would be nice if not every response was driven by fear.
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This is a great way to share not only where you're going, but where you're thinking of going... with friends, family, or colleagues.  e.g., 

- "Hey, does this sound like a good itinerary..."
- "Anyone up for joining me for Sakura season in Japan next year?!"
- "Should I transit via Chicago or New York?"

Or, okay, you could just brag about your upcoming trip :D
 
Tell friends (or the world) where you're flying with new #GoogleFlights sharing options.

You can share the flights you pick via email, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.  Or even just grab a link to send any way you like.

Let us know what you think, either here in the comments, or -- as always -- via our Feedback link on Google Flights:
1) Go to http://www.google.com/flights
2) Click the handy lefthand menu button
3) Click "Feedback" at the bottom.

We always read and appreciate your feedback.  Thanks for using Google Flights, and have a great week! :)
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That's a really neat photo sphere, Florian!

And yep, you're absolutely right that November'd be a bad month for Sakura in Japan; sorry the screenshots were a bit confusing.  In this case, I was indicating a quick google search for 'flights to tokyo' and then, in the subsequent screenshot, showing a date change to March.  I should have instead done "flights to tokyo march 17-23" :)
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[US-only] Amazing music jukebox, no ads, money going to artists...
I've been dogfooding YouTube Red and it's awesome!

1) It includes a free subscription to Google Play Music All Access (which I'm henceforth shortening to "Google Music" ).  We're talking tens of millions of tracks here w/ unlimited streaming, easy offline access, etc.

2) It removes all the video ads from YouTube.  Not just from music videos, ALL video ads :o.  

3) YouTube videos offline!  And access to an upcoming YouTube Music app.

3) YouTube Red subscriptions help financially support the talented artists that make YTR worth subscribing to in the first place :).

"More countries coming soon" according to the blog post (sorry, I have no idea re timeline!)

Anyway, make a mental note to subscribe to this the moment it's available to you (Oct 28th in the U.S. I believe).  Or, hey, you could get a jump start and sign up for Google Music*, and you'll automatically get YouTubeRed when it comes out ;).

Got a Chromecast?  You might be eligible to get a free *90 day trial of Google Music! https://cast.google.com/chromecast/offers/

DISCLAIMER:  As a reminder, I work at Google (on the Travel team), so I'm biased :).  I've had nothing to do with YouTube Red except as someone who enjoyed testing it out early.
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I am not sure if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns please feel free to contact

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What are the most congenial & respectful online communities you know of?
And what do you think has made & kept them this way?
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Full moderation of all posts would stop spam being dropped on zombie communities.
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Jianbing, "stealing" food ideas, and the flow of food culture

Read this.  Er, if you're hungry, wait 'til after you eat, though :).

Oh, and I've tasted jianbing a couple times (once in Beijing, once in the SF Bay Area) and I love it!  A bit heavy, but such amazing texture and flavors...!

+Dina Yuen and +Vivian Han, who may enjoy reading this article, too :-)
Jianbing is one of China's most popular street breakfasts. It also might just be the country's best-kept culinary secret, at least until now.
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Sometimes in life, you just have to put down the duckie.
For all the other times, you can just watch Ernie and a parade of good-natured celebrities do it for you.
So much fun! Love the cameos, and the song is delightfully infectious :-)
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I love how a cappella is becoming more and more popular :-)
+Deke Sharon, though I'm guessing he's already seen this / been forwarded it a zillion times :p
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funny ! funny !
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Florida/Caribbean lazy vacation - advice? Cruise? Resort?
I’m going to Florida for a work-related conference (PhocusWright) in a week or two, and I figure… since I’ll already be in Florida (for my first time!), I should do something fun and relaxing there or nearby!

I’m gonna arrive a day or two early to lounge on the beach, but I’m thinking for afterwards I could take my first-ever cruise or hop on an inexpensive flight to a Caribbean island for some much-needed unadventurous relaxation (snorkeling, walking, etc.)

I know there’s this handy thing called Google, but I figure my smart G+ followers are better than el goog sometimes :p.

Looking forward to your thoughts!
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This is a way bit old for me to comment Adam But i spend 6 months a year In Tampa on the beach.
Yes i'm from near your Alma Mater when i'm North.   Florida is so diverse for travel you cant go wrong where ever you go.   Week end travel here always brings a fresh new adventure.
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[Europe] More TRAIN info in Google Flights! :)
I'm really happy to note that we've integrated more info on train schedules and prices and such into Google Flights (http://www.google.com/flights).  In particular, we just added info for Deutsche Bahn.

Here's a great example: Frankfurt to Zurich
https://www.google.com/flights/#search;f=FRA,ZRB;t=ZRH,ZLP;d=2015-11-11;r=2015-11-15

Happy travels!

Disclaimer/reminder:  I work on Google Flights, so I'm biased :).  
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Yep, definitely would be nice to post photos in comments!

By the way, if you're on google.com (or any TLD) /flights, you can click on the lefthand menu and select Send Feedback.  When you submit feedback in that way, we can actually see exactly what you were searching for which helps us better debug situations, so if you're up for that, that'd be super :).  Many of us on the team regularly read this feedback to better understand what folks think of Flights and how we can improve the service.
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Okay, I finally tried +Medium as a writer...
...after hearing so many awesome things about the site.
http://j.mp/hwskilb

- It DID seem pretty straightforward and nice to write in.
- Though not all that much easier than my WordPress install.
- And even though this post was just a rewrite (albeit a significant one) of a post I'd written years earlier... wow, I'd forgotten HOW MUCH TIME it takes to write even a small something!

It's been forever since I've blogged, and this has renewed my appreciation for writers of all kinds.  And also helped me understand why people like Medium.  I'm now considering writing more there, but... er... best of intentions... we'll see how things go ;).
A gaggle of giggling young teens, pre-Facebook, pesters this cranky, lonely guy, and asks him… everything.
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My personal site - www.adamlasnik.net -- was a pain to set up.  I actually paid for a theme (and yes, it's still ugly, but it's pretty mobile friendly at least :).  Best thing was getting off of cheap mass hosting (Dreamhost) and paying literally double to have a no-hassles-ever (and blazing fast hosting) with a small hosting company.

So... setup was arduous.  But now, everything gets updated automatically, my host is awesome, and it's crazy easy to publish stuff. But... er... that initial hoop.  And $10/month.  I can totally see that not being everyone's cup of tea :p
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Bigger than a breadbox. Often smiling. Into the arts, traveling, food, and other good stuff.

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    Political Science and Communications, 1989 - 1993
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Had a great experience with Jeff @ Nest Bedding. He was remarkably knowledgeable and also chill; the polar opposite of folks at nearly every other bedding store I've been to. Absolute zero pressure, and lots of patience... in person, over the phone, and in email. Interestingly, I don't think I paid much if any premium for a very nice 100% latex mattress by buying it with Nest Bedding vs. a "discount" outlet (online or offline); I believe I got a very fair price, especially for a well-made AND American-made product. The mattress (Q3, blended latex) is also super-comfortable; firm enough to support my back and hips and giving enough to be comfortable after a rough day at the gym. Oh, and the mattress and pillow were delivered exactly when promised. My only disappointment -- and it was minor -- was that Jeff and Nest Bedding didn't have an equal expertise in bedroom furniture, so I ended up going with Costco for that. But all in all, buying from Nest Bedding and Jeff was a very comfortable and successful experience. Highly recommended!
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Really delicious! Holy moly, this place actually made me like brussel sprouts! My friends and I also shared the spaetzle, pork, and brisket. I felt the spaetzle was just average, but everything else was excellent! Perfectly cooked, wonderfully seasoned. Service was attentive without being overly fawning or fake.
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This is from a stay in 2012 GOOD: Price, since it includes breakfast Air conditioning in room Comfy bed (at least for one person) Fridge in room Toilet and shower in room Elevator (but see below) Laundry for a small fee No curfew Friendly owner Tasty, fresh breakfast served by a friendly Aunt :) Near a night market, not far from an MRT Fast free internet BAD: Crappy towel No face towel, mat or towel for shower, not even a box of kleenex. But perhaps I was expecting a hotel room? No storage space for clothes or anything else. Shelves would be nice. Room was very plain. No artwork, posters, pictures, etc. Mosaic wall is okay. Elevator chime goes right into the room 😞 Not on a central MRT line or major stop Uncomfortable and unadjustable desk chair. Had to work with laptop literally on my lap 😞
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Meh, I don't get the hype. The original glazed ones are tasty when hot, but all the others just too sweet and pretty much indistinguishable from each other. The "chocolate" ones have absolutely not a hint of real chocolate flavor. 4 stars for the original glazed. 2 stars for all the others 3 stars for the service because it's, well, serviceable but not exceptional.
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Charming place! Very welcoming, friendly owner, and delicious, well-balanced cappuccinos. Only downside is that it seems a lot of people are working/studying here, so it can be hard to find a place to sit... and it may feel a bit awkward to have a boisterous conversation. But that's not the fault of the cafe staff. Seems like they have quite the selection of teas and desserts, too, which I'll look forward to trying on a subsequent visit!
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This is a review of a stay in 2012. YAY!: Free chocolates upon arrival :) Generous sized room Decent amount of plugs Bed was comfy Great location; 5 minute walk from bus terminal, right at the end of pearl street mall with lots of eateries... MEH: A bit dim No mini bar Free Wi-Fi but slow Check in serviceable but not especially warm or friendly No convenient light switches at bedside Loud refrigerator BOO: Lots of noise from the hallway Chair looked great for room but was uncomfortable and way too low for me So many of us are traveling on business and need to get work done in our room. Is it too much to ask to have a comfortable desk chair with wheels, adjustible height, etc?
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Classy yet welcoming ambiance, professional and helpful servers, and absolutely delicious food. Great place to take a date or a friend you care about :)
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