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It's an emotional day today. 1) It's my birthday and I'm old. 2) I've left Ingress to join the Google Robotics effort.

Ingress has been life changing for me, and for hopefully many of you. It has been inspiring to see the bonds in the community grow, as Ingress agents make friends, burn calories, strategize, and see the world with new eyes. If you have any stories about how Ingress has affected you, please share it in the comments. Ingress will continue to grow and prosper and I'm excited about the other "adventures on foot" that are in the works.

As for my next adventure, Robotics is an exciting field and it will be fun to see where it takes us in the coming years.

Stay in touch. And keep fighting for humanity. #Ingress  
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No shame in that.. Most of the players have left too. 
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Very cool, but, +Max Ross, can you sort the mess of legos on the floor in my living room?
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Sort them?  Just shopvac them up and pour back into a large bin.  
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On January 5, 1914, Henry Ford announced a minimum five dollar salary for all elegible employees working eight-hour days. It was conceived as a profit-sharing plan which would motivate Ford employees to adopt efficient and productive habits at both the factory and the home.
When Dan Price announced he was setting a minimum salary of $70,000 for his 120 employees, he didn’t foresee the turmoil it would cause for his business.
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My kid's great-grandparents family traveled from Italy and then halfway across the country to Detroit for one of those jobs. Their great-great-grandchildren still work in the industry.
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L16 unlocked from above!
 
It was my most humble pleasure to bear witness to +Ray Wallis  ​ maxing out +Ingress .

I cannot think of a better example of a quiet achiever who has been utterly selfless throughout his career. Although I'm not sure the local greens would consider him quiet of late, his busters have been rather noisy. ;-)

The video was a happy coincidence as I happened to be out, but very privileged to have captured the moment and its a beautiful place.
#actualgameplayfootage  #ingress 
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Pretty good video#
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I love the Itoen products in the Google mini-kitchens at the office. Very "enlightened" product. :)
 
The beginning of a great partnership. #Ingress + #Itoen Drink more tea! :-)
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+Ivan Yudhi green is the OG and by far the best.
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Definitely bite marks.
 
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity faces ongoing wheel wear and tear as it continues its trek across the rock-strewn Red Planet. Mission engineers are watching the wheels turn, keeping an eye on the dings and cracks that have begun to appear.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity faces ongoing wheel wear and tear as it continues its trek across the rock-strewn Red Planet. Mission engineers are watching the wheels turn, keeping an eye on the dings and cracks that have begun to appear.
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+Christian Seiler
 full ack... :)
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Don't get cancer while working for Amazon. I'm not sure that getting my toilet paper 10% faster is really worth supporting their social experiment.

"A former human resources executive said she was required to put a woman who had recently returned after undergoing serious surgery, and another who had just had a stillborn child, on performance improvement plans, accounts that were corroborated by a co-worker still at Amazon."

"'purposeful Darwinism,' one former Amazon human resources director said. Some workers who suffered from cancer, miscarriages and other personal crises said they had been evaluated unfairly or edged out rather than given time to recover."

"Molly Jay, an early member of the Kindle team, said she received high ratings for years. But when she began traveling to care for her father, who was suffering from cancer, and cut back working on nights and weekends, her status changed. She was blocked from transferring to a less pressure-filled job, she said, and her boss told her she was “a problem.” As her father was dying, she took unpaid leave to care for him and never returned to Amazon. 'When you’re not able to give your absolute all, 80 hours a week, they see it as a major weakness,' she said."

"A woman who had thyroid cancer was given a low performance rating after she returned from treatment. She says her manager explained that while she was out, her peers were accomplishing a great deal. Another employee who miscarried twins left for a business trip the day after she had surgery. 'I’m sorry, the work is still going to need to get done,' she said her boss told her. 'From where you are in life, trying to start a family, I don’t know if this is the right place for you.'"

"A woman who had breast cancer was told that she was put on a 'performance improvement plan' — Amazon code for 'you’re in danger of being fired' — because 'difficulties' in her 'personal life' had interfered with fulfilling her work goals. Their accounts echoed others from workers who had suffered health crises and felt they had also been judged harshly instead of being given time to recover."

#murica  
The company is conducting an experiment in how far it can push white-collar workers to get them to achieve its ever-expanding ambitions.
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Sounds like a perfect company to work for.....says no one ever!! 
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I could totally win a GOP debate.
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You know how you really win any GOP debate, +Brandon Badger?  You don't enter into one in the first place.
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If you're in the market for owning a bit of the future, use this link to purchase your Tesla before Oct 31st and you'll get $1k off the purchase price.  http://ts.la/brandon9202

I'm happy to advocate for Tesla, not just because I get a credit if you purchase via this referral link, but because I've never before been as satisfied by a product. I haven't purchased gasoline in months (no foreign oil!) I'm able to carry a family of five and all the kids' sports gear. It's a bonus to occasionally be able to burn sports cars off the line with a car full of gear.
Model S is the world's first premium electric sedan. Designed from the ground up as an electric car, Model S provides an unprecedented driving range of up to 300 miles and can accelerate from 0 to 60 in 5.6 seconds without burning a drop of gasoline. The Tesla Model S - the first premium electric sedan, available 2012. Reserve yours today.
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People havnt been to Texas while a plant does an illegal burn off have they? Just got back from visiting gf grandma where almost everyone in neiborhood has either died of or has cancer? What's a small fine to save millions... American production has had a long line of falacy. Gas tank explodes hmmm... Report says we will lose more money fixing it then if sued.... Go for it... That ended badly. From everything I've read Tesla has been bared politically or banned from selling etc etc it's sad...has it changed for my state? Not sure. Those laws must have a reason right?

They are truly beautiful cars.

What is the equivalent comparisons between burning fuel and releasing harmfull pollution vs... Production of said products including batteries and disposal after life? I havnt saw any data yet.
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Keep on trekkin'!
 
Yup, I may have taken that whole "Walking In Memphis" thing a bit too seriously. Last night I hit 2500km walked while playing +Ingress

Anyone got a line on a cheap Segway or maybe a +Merrell Coupon ? 

#Ohtheplacesyoullgo  
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CONGRATS and super nice work!
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It just got real up in here. Media taken away. Screams of "you're a monster" ring out from traumatized children.
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Lmao Go Brandon! Or yeah change the Wi-Fi password lol
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Next stop... Plaid!
 
Tesla Upgrades The Model S With “Ludicrous” 2.8 Seconds To 60 MPH Mode

The electric Tesla Model S has already won more than its fair share of heads-up drag races thanks to the 691-hp P85D’s “Insane” mode, which hurtles the car to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. 

Starting today, Tesla will offer Model S P85D owners an upgrade that unlocks even more power from the battery, pushing the car to 60 in 2.8 seconds and covering a quarter mile in 10.9 seconds. Total power rises to 762 hp. And because this is Tesla, the new mode will be called “Ludicrous” — since “insane” was already taken, and everyone loved “Spaceballs.”

Faster than a Ferrari 458 Italia and Chevrolet Corvette Z06, and bumper-to-bumper with cars like a Lamborghini Aventador or Porsche 911 Turbo S. http://yhoo.it/1MaX10r

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http://amzn.to/1NEEPek #EGIIS‬   #X33Hybrid‬   #Monopod#ClixieR1   #SelfieStick #GoPro #BestSelfieStick   #Bluetooth 
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Centrifuge test
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  • Niantic Labs at Google
    Product Manager, 2012 - present
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    Product Manager, YouTube Live and Sports, 2011 - 2012
  • Google
    Product Manager, Google Books, 2008 - 2011
  • Google
    Product Manager, Google Maps, 2006 - 2008
  • Symantec Corporation
    Engineering Manager, 2003 - 2006
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Product Manager, Niantic Labs at Google
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  • Stanford University
    MS Computer Science, 2001 - 2003
  • Stanford University
    BA Economics, 1995 - 2001
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