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Ben Beckford
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Interesting! How about using a genetic algorithm based approach to find the shortest possible result with the fewest word reuses?
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How do we get a refund Mr Molyneux?
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Thanks CNet!!
The Ministry of Silly Walks wants to recruit you to stroll your way through London in laughable fashion by stepping into John Cleese's ample shoes.
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Very sorry to hear about this :(
 
And Then

Last month, my wife's uncle died in a tragic accident in LA when the bicycle he was using to get lunch was hit by a truck. At the memorial service his daughter relayed a very touching story. 

She said her dad (who was her best friend) called every day to talk. But instead of opening the call with the customary "How are you" or "What's going on", her dad always opened the conversation with "And then?" Her father viewed each conversation as a continuation of the last, and what pained her the most was that there were to be no more "and thens". I cried. 

Since then I've thought a lot about how similar this is to our life's endeavors. We pour our heart and soul into our work and it becomes something we love and cherish. But even the challenges we work on today will one day become "and thens" as we move on to the next. 

Today I'm announcing my departure from Google after almost 8 years.

I have been incredibly fortunate to work with the amazing people of Google. I don't believe there is a more talented and passionate collection of people anywhere else. And I'm overwhelmed when I think about the leadership of +Larry Page and what he empowered me to do while at Google. From starting Google I/O, to being responsible for all mobile applications, to creating Google+, none of this would have happened without Larry's encouragement and support.

I'm also forever in debt to the Google+ team. This is a group of people who built social at Google against the skepticism of so many. The growth of active users is staggering, and speaks to the work of this team. But it doesn't tell you what kind of people they are. They are invincible dreamers. I love them. And I will miss them dearly.

Finally, thank you to all those who I've met on Google+. The community here has been so supportive that I don't even know how to say thank you. You all make Google+. Without you, this social network wouldn't exist. Your support for Google+, and for me personally is something I will never forget. 

But, now is the time for a new journey. A continuation. An "and then". I am excited about what's next. But this isn't the day to talk about that. This is a day to celebrate the past 8 years. To cry. And smile. And to look forward to the journey yet to come.

And then....
+Vic Gundotra 



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Haha first one is my favourite ;)
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Pretty accurately sums up what my life feels like at the moment.
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Ahhaahahahhhhahahhaha Ooh that's most men's life if that makes u feel better 
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Why would you even put this video out?

Maybe Konrad should be a bit more enthusiastic about it? Perhaps he needs some direction in these videos to suggest that his body language, constant fiddling with that pen and banging it on the table, the glum look on his face, might come across as irritable and frustrated. Not exactly the behaviour we're looking for in someone who's job is to rescue this game.

Perhaps Konrad is nervous in front of a camera, that's fair enough, but have someone else do the videos then.

22cans is in the middle of a PR nightmare right now, at least you could look like you like the game yourself.
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Proud moment XD
 
Monty Python's Ministry of Silly Walks invites you to join their famed battalion of foolhardy motion led by John Cleese. Complete your missions by silly-walking through the streets of London, collecting coins and power-ups, and avoiding hazardous obstacles like those precarious dead parrots—or were they just pigeons? http://goo.gl/khI8EP
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An idea for a new android multitasking/app switching UI. I think it's a better use of screen space and more interesting to look at, but I'd like to know what you guys think. 

The idea is that you can still scroll vertically through them and up to 3.5 apps will be displayed at first tap, similar to how it is now. 
 
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Yep, thanks EA for destroying the DK IP...

At least GoG has 1 & 2, and we have War for the Overworld
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I really love 90 Seconds
Today's top stories, in five acts. Thanks for watching, we'll see you next year! J.K Rowling is bringing Harry Potter to the stage... New York adds e-cigaret...
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Web Developer
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  • Chris Curd Design Ltd
    Web Developer, 2009 - present
  • The Crime Prevention Website
    Director and Co-Founder, 2010 - present
  • Impinge
    Drummer & Lead Vocals, 2000 - 2008
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Developer / programmer of most things techy; websites, web apps, iOS/Android apps and games. Site & blog at http://www.benbeckford.com
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Developer / programmer of most things techy; websites, web apps, iOS/Android apps and games. Site & blog at http://www.benbeckford.com
Education
  • University of Westminster
    Computer Game Design & Programming, 2006 - 2009
  • Barnhill Community High
    2004 - 2006
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Apps with Google+ Sign-in
  • Angry Birds Stella POP!
  • Interlocked
  • Ball King
  • Werewolf Tycoon
  • Skyward
  • Silly Sausage in Meat Land
  • Jelly Jump
  • Eptatron:the numeric puzzle
  • Pac-Man 256
  • Must Deliver
  • Lara Croft GO
  • Bridge Constructor
  • The Inner World
  • Bouncing Ball
  • ZigZag
  • TwoDots
  • Ministry of Silly Walks
  • Angry Birds Under Pigstruction
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