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If you live in the Chicago area and you like ice cream, you should really follow +The Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor

This is, in fact a pie, but they have delicious ice cream. They even have dairy-free and vegan ice cream!
 
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

We have deep dish pies for your memorial day celebration! Mixed Berry, Apple, Sweet Black Cherry, and Pecan.
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Dammit! I should have seen that coming.
Sylvia Driskell, 66, will represent herself in Driskell v. Homosexuals
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She does dishes now.
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So drop everything and watch this at 3:33pm? Okay. No problem, +SpaceX.
 
Just Read the Instructions now on location in the Atlantic in advance of tomorrow's launch, targeted for 4:33pm ET. Since our last landing attempt, the drone ship has been upgraded to tolerate more powerful ocean swells, however weather at the landing site is looking significantly better this time.
 
After Dragon and Falcon 9’s second stage are on their way to orbit, the first stage will execute a controlled reentry through Earth’s atmosphere, targeting touchdown on an autonomous spaceport drone ship approximately nine minutes after launch.
 
www.spacex.com/webcast
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wow that is going to be cool.
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Uh oh. Watch out, Rosetta Stone.
Learn languages completely free, without ads or hidden charges. It's fun, easy, and scientifically proven.
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Maybe they should also crowdsource the school-appropriateness of the localization targets by asking after translation, "Was this article appropriate for a 4th grade audience?"  My recommendation of a language that we will all need to speak in the very near future would be Klingon.
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This American Life strikes again!

I figured out +WakeUpNow was a pyramid scheme pretty quickly after visiting their website. But they seem to be doing it in an even more crazy roundabout way than the other ones!
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Check out this embarrassing photo from the era where I'm posing in front of my parents' idiotic poster that they customized with the slogan from their pyramid scheme du jour:  http://i.imgur.com/irfNMOO.png
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+Richard Vitton​ cooked this today! Chicken breast on a bed of rice. With roasted peppers and dandelion greens.
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Nice
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Yay. Good job, +SpaceX!
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I just got a Chromebook. Thanks, Mom!

Does anyone have any suggestions for web development on a Chromebook? I'd love to make this my primary computer.
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Great bit of kit.
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Ah, the easy part of the job. Looking at pictures of delicious ice cream. Ignore the over-editedness...
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Ehem nice
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Oh cool. So they act like little half-written fugue-puzzles. Bach knows these feels.
 
IN WHICH, we subordinate a clause...

I’m a fan of all the betentacled linguistic lifeforms that have emerged from our cambrian explosion online. These days, people write insanely more text than they did before the Internet and mobile phones came along. So the volume of experimentation is correspondingly massive and, for me, delightful. One joy of our age is watching wordplay evolve at the pace of E.coli.

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Subordinate-clause tweets and Yik-Yak postings seduce us into filling out that missing info, McCulloch says. “Our brain has to work a little bit harder to figure out what it’s referring to, and so making that connection is very satisfying. It’s like getting a joke. You have to draw that connection for yourself a little bit — but because you can do it, it works really well.”

A historic parallel? The crazy, long chapter headings in 19th-century novels, which often were also dependent clauses, inviting the reader to imagine the rest of the baroque narrative. “In Which Our Protagonist Meets A Dashing Stranger,” McCulloch jokes. “The ‘in which’ is doing a very similar thing.”

h/t +Daniel Estrada 

https://medium.com/message/that-way-we-re-all-talking-now-49e255037f15
First we LOLed. Now we’re changing the way a sentence works
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This is what I was trying to tell people years ago. Facebook is far and away the worst offender in privacy violations. This article is about the craziness involved with people using Facebook for their own personal use.

But Facebook is also becoming less useful for the businesses I work with. The reach of posts I make as a business page has dropped from about 20% of the followers of the page to around 1-2% in the last three years. The reason is pretty transparent.

They're trying to nudge (read "shove") all businesses into paying to promote their posts. Not only is that unfair to small businesses and non profits, but there's no guarantee you'll actually get any performance out of your promoted posts. There's no way to know if the users your posts are reaching are even real people. The promoted posts look like spam to users, who will be less likely to take that post seriously. And all it takes is a small chunk of users - real or not - reporting your post as spam to do damage to your brand on Facebook.

I'm still waiting for everyone to get off of Facebook because of this. Yeah, my job relies on Facebook right now. But I would much rather rely on Google+, Twitter and all the other social networks.
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Young people seem to like other platforms better...older people just dont like change.
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I generally like this place. It has good beer and liquor and all that (Malört for the win). But the guy who's always on the phone (seriously I haven't seen him without a phone in his hand), is the worst. Just the worst person. There have been times where he has refused to sell me things because I wanted to pay with too many one dollar bills. Most of the time he just talks to the person on the phone and ignores whoever is at the counter. This last time, I gave him $8.75 for an $8.51 sale and instead of giving me change he just walked to the back with the phone. I get it. You talk to people, eternal phone guy. But there are other people who exist and are in your store! And we have money!
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This place opened a week or two ago. While I was doing some work on Madison Street I popped by just to check it out. The atmosphere was really nice. I got a Chai Latte and it was very good!
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Pretty good food. Had beer. People were friendly.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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