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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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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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