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A 17th century Renaissance painting reveals how selective breeding changed watermelons. "It's fun to go to art museums and see the still-life pictures, and see what our vegetables looked like 500 years ago," says horticulturist James Nienhuis. http://www.vox.com/2015/7/28/9050469/watermelon-breeding-paintings
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I await the boycotts of "GMO" watermelons. And bananas, for that matter. And non-heirloom tomatoes, and ...
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Preach.
 
And if you don't know better by now, it's high time you learned.

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This is incredibly well done in terms of capturing the tone of the song.
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The ASL interpreters at the Vagina Monologues very nearly stole the show for me.
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If you only read on thing this year, read this.

The ACLU lays out the full and painful truths about our for-profit prison system.

The imprisonment of human beings at record levels is both a moral failure and an economic one — especially at a time when more and more Americans are struggling to make ends meet and when state governments confront enormous fiscal crises. This report finds, however, that mass incarceration provides a gigantic windfall for one special interest group — the private prison industry — even as current incarceration levels harm the country as a whole. While the nation's unprecedented rate of imprisonment deprives individuals of freedom, wrests loved ones from their families, and drains the resources of governments, communities, and taxpayers, the private prison industry reaps lucrative rewards.
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This system is not about crime. It's a racial caste system to strip Black and Brown men of their rights in society and confine them to a permanent undercaste.
For more information, I recommend "The new Jim Crow" by Michelle Alexander.
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A few hours of assembly after we started, +Benjamin Smith​ and I have a new sofa and armchair to go along with our LoveSac.
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The sofa is great. It looks huge! I must admit, though, that I love beanbag chairs. I wish I had one and some space to put it in. (-:
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Google has a similar class. This is one area where Facebook and Google are definitely not competing but rather on the same side in trying to fight unconscious bias in the workplace.
Let’s commit to surfacing and counteracting unconscious bias to level the playing field for all of us.
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Expert-tier level trolling.
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I have a thing for bouncy songs about depressing stuff. I decided to start a collection of them; here's what I've put together so far in the form of a Google Music playlist. (Expect more songs to be added in the future.)
A playlist of upbeat songs that sound happy but are actually about sad/depressing things.
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+Skye Berghel added.
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I'm gonna go with "wat" here.
The State of Georgia claims that its statutes are a copyrighted work, and that rogue archivist Carl Malamud and public.resource.org committed an act of piracy by making the laws of Georgia free for...
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Hmm, so lets see the contract between Georgia and the people doing the annotation.
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The gCat Rescue group runs a trap/neuter/release program for the feral cats on campus, and they adopt off the kittens that they find. Today we had a chance to get up close and personal with some of the kittens.

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I haven't used most of the other services listed here (I had a spotify account at one point, but I didn't use it much), but the section on Google Music basically reflects why I like it.
The biggest ongoing problem in my technological life is when, where, and how to easily listen to music. There are two reasons why this is a problem: 1) music is a vital part of my life — I need a...
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(I also have a Spotify premium account for listening to less esoteric music) 
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    Privacy Engineer, 2014 - present
  • Google
    Software Engineer, Site Reliability Engineering, 2012 - 2014
  • Yelp, Inc.
    Software Engineer, 2010 - 2012
  • Mythic Entertainment
    Contractor, 2009
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