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Andrew Ness
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Never thought I'd say this, but I just purchased Windows 8.  Not for my main machine, of course -- I just figured $40 isn't bad to upgrade my virtual machine that is still running XP.  And it gives me the right to downgrade to Windows 7 as well.
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Interesting. My XP VM is 32-bit...they are making me jump through hoops to get a 64-bit installation of 8. Starting to regret the "upgrade".
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I want to hear that story on Monday!
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My Samsung 226BW monitor started having a strobe-light effect.  I thought the backlight was broken, however after a Google search I found out that this model is prone to capacitor failures.  $4 of capacitors later and $5 of shipping and my monitor is working properly again.
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I purchased them from Digi-Key (www.digikey.com).  I bought part numbers P11222-ND (2), EEU-FC1H470  (1), EEU-FM1E681 (2), and EEU-FM1E331 (1).  At the time they didn't have the largest one in stock, so I didn't replace it...just the other ones.
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Jack Trux Moving Specialist
660 Toland Pl, San Francisco, CA 94124
I've moved a few times, and I can definitely say that Jack Trux was the most professional and reliable moving company I have dealt with. This time around I had planned on using the same company I used for my last move, however they never bothered to return my phone calls. A quick check with my friends, and Jack Trux came highly recommended.

The management office was very responsive and provided me with a quote that matched the final bill. The movers were great - for the first time I felt that I could actually trust my things in the hands of movers!

I will definitely use them for my next move and highly recommend them to anyone who needs help moving.
Quality Excellent
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Good post on how slowing to safely pass a cyclist is not going to ruin your life.
If you keep driving like that, you’re going to kill a cyclist. When you do, it’s going to suck as much for you as it does for them. When you drive by my head at 50 mph I can’t have this conversation...
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Excellent: "You should be handing me a cupcake through the window."
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there are so many parents who seem to see their role as taxi drivers of their children.
To give rides of less the 5 miles for 12 year old boys to practice on a football team. Where do these kids nowadays want to get physical stamina? From jumping in front of a Kinect camera?
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Combine Dish's spectrum with free unlicenced White Spaces 700Mhz spectrum, and Google can easily build a national/international free wireless data network, with free unlimited VOIP Google Voice service and SMS as IM, also free. Next year, you'll be able to buy that $199/$99 unlocked no-contract Nexus super phone that I was talking about (rumoring/expecting) nearly 3 years ago that I thought Google would already do with Nexus One http://www.androidguys.com/2009/12/14/reuters-nexus-one-available-directly-through-google-website-january-5/ and we're still waiting for the sub-$250 Nexus phone with free unlimited cell data VOIP calls as I wrote 2 years ago: http://armdevices.net/2010/08/01/why-are-we-still-waiting-for-the-sub-250-android-super-phones/

Google could have done it in 2009. But their strategy to work with carriers was probably the correct one, to make Android dominate over 75% of the worldwide smartphone market, with the help of the carriers. And now, it's time for Google to push for the inevitable, total disruption/revolution of the smartphone wireless connectivity world. Using new spectrums, building out White Spaces Femtocell home base stations deployments. 
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Google Now is apparently detecting walking and biking now!
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Thinking about it more, their determination is quite inaccurate...I biked at least 200-250 miles in October...but I'm still glad they are working on this.
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Grub
758 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Excellent Mac & Cheese!
Food ExcellentDecor Very GoodService Very Good
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Google Drive keeps getting better and better!
 
Did you miss this in yesterday's blog post?

In addition to being able to protect your cells, now you can change the color and pattern of your cell borders.

Go give it a try: Open a Google spreadsheet, highlight the cells you'd like to add a border to, and click on the borders icon to select a color and pattern.

Let us know what you think in the comments!
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Engineer, Bicyclist, Softball Player, Hiker
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  • University of Southern California
    Electrical Engineering, 2003
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Decent food, good for large groups
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Nice fields, but there were druggies hanging out in the bathroom stalls. Hold your breath when you go in there.
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Good ice cream, long lines, Bluebird is better
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Good for large groups, although my burrito was cold.
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Beautiful hotel, but thin walls - barking dogs and talking kept me up past midnight. Extremely expensive parking ($42+ tax per night!). Nearby garages are better...as.low as $7-14
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My friend and I were looking forward to Mary Ann's ice cream as part of our usual San Carlos evening - dinner at the wonderful Chinese restaurant (King Chuan) followed by a walk and then ice cream at Cowabunga Creamery. I guess we'll lose weight now as we won't be going back to Cowabunga. We walked in and two kids, maybe 10-12 were ordering ice creams. After the employee had scooped one bowl, one of the boys thought to ask to make sure their gift card still had enough money on it. The employee asked the owner about it and the owner said one free scoop. The kid said it was supposed to have a few dollars on it, but the owner kept saying free scoop. The employee explained to the owner that the card had a cash value, but the owner didn't say anything more. I spoke up saying it was a prepaid gift card, thinking the owner just didn't understand. But then the owner told me he doesn't accept the gift cards since he took over from the old owner and doesn't have a machine to read them, so he just trades them for one free scoop. The boys said that was all they had and asked what they should do, given that one serving of ice cream was already scooped. The owner didn't say anything and the boys ran out of the store, embarrassed and afraid. Our hearts ached and my friend suggested she pay for the boys' ice cream, but they were already down the block. The employee then asked what he should do with the ice cream and the owner told him to put it back in the ice cream serving tubs! My friend and I left. Not only was that a health violation, but we lost our appetite witnessing the owner being mean to those boys. We will not be going back. It's one thing to explain to an adult that even though you bought the business, kept the name, logo, and reputation, you don't want to honor outstanding gift cards, but to treat little kids like that? That's just wrong. It cost him two ice creams tonight and plenty more in the future.
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