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Brent Nordquist
Worked at 11 Below, Inc.
Attended Bethel University
Lives in Minneapolis, MN, USA
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This is hilarious.
Standing behind Donald Trump on Tuesday was a man who has just realized his own mortality.
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I owned several of Radio Shack's "100-in-1 Electronic Projects" kits growing up. What I wouldn't have given for one of these!
Educational dev kit tries taking sting out of programming cloud-connected devices.
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That's right! This is a very bad idea.
A new report says giving the governments “exceptional access” to encrypted communications would jeopardize confidential data and critical infrastructure.
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I continue to see odd story excerpting/harvesting issues. The one attached seems to have two sentences chopped up and put together. Let me know if it's helpful to see these when they happen, or not.
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Sounds good! I'll refrain from reporting these for now then.
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Getting "Network problem status 500" this morning; other apps are using network no prob. Multiple "TRY AGAIN" taps, force stop & restart didn't clear it. (It did ask me a topic multiple choice question on restart). v0.9.1
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Yup, working! Thx
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The Triple Fitbit Giveaway - 3 Winners Will Get More Than a Bit Fit with 3 Brand New Fitbit Surges
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Cool!
Emily Cole, cofounder of Liquid Light, has pioneered technology that recycles carbon dioxide into fuel that can replace petroleum in consumer products.
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Rightscorp's "shakedown" business model aside, the big question is: What's your legal liability if you fail to pick a good enough password for your WiFi, and someone else guesses it and uses your WiFi without your permission to transport copyrighted media? Does Rightscorp have to prove which individual(s) violated their copyrights, or can they just sue the Internet subscriber?
Accused pirate: "I have mild Alzheimer's/dementia and feel this was a scam."
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This morning there was a brief popup/flyover help message (sorry I didn't screen cap it!) that said I should use an option on the three-dot menu to tell Recent I wasn't interested in an article, to help train the system on what I like to see.

However, I can't find any such option, either from the list of articles (like "Hot News" on the home pane), or on the article itself. See attached screen shots for what my three-dot menus look like.

Where is the "not interested" option I should use?
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Ah; thanks for clarifying.
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I really like the responsiveness of the app (Android). Everything loads really quickly (unlike, uh, a different news app I've been using cough). Nice job on this!

A little feedback on the article snippets (see attached pics): Given the limited real estate, I would jettison the "originally published on" and "appeared first on" things, if you can. (You can see that on the full article if you click through.)

If you have to do these, I certainly wouldn't include them twice ("French Islands" example). And the second example would read better if you offset the title somehow (underline, italics, quotes, etc.) to make clear it's a title. "The post Google converts a coal plant" tripped me up on first read.
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+Brent Nordquist: To respond to your point about snippets, you're right that those examples are not the best use of screen space. We have a cluster of fetchers that index the day's news, and they try to winnow out the cruft. They don't always do a great job, and this is on our engineering roadmap to address in July-August.
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Is a Facebook account required to use Recent?
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And a revised beta version of the app (build 34) is now available with the revised intro screen and a few bug fixes...
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I've spent most of my career doing and managing software development, though my last job was doing and managing systems administration. Specialties: Unix, Linux, SaaS, scalable web-based applications, Ruby on Rails, Perl, Java, MySQL, hardware/OS architecture and security
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My wonderful wife and I have been married for over 25 years; we love our four children who are now in the teen to adult ages.
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  • Bethel University
    B. S. Computer Science
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Fact Check: Trump And Clinton Debate For The First Time
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NPR reporters and editors annotated Monday night's debate as it happened. Read the final fact check, analysis and context here.

Why Donald Trump's campaign shakeup won't work (Opinion) - CNN.com
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Donald Trump's latest campaign shakeup misses the point, writes Paul Begala. The problem is the candidate, not the staff.

This Is Why There Are So Many Ties In Swimming
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Tonight three legends of swimming—Michael Phelps, Chad Le Clos, and László Cseh—turned in identical times to share silver in the 100m butter

Google beats Oracle—Android makes “fair use” of Java APIs
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Oracle has spent many millions trying to get a chunk of Android, to no avail.

Wondermark » Archive » The Joy of Mismatching Photo Captions
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Unlike most clickbait-y websites like Buzzfeed or Upworthy, the article links on Huffington Post are special. They're arranged in a vertical

Confessions of a Trump Tabloid Scribe
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How New York's gossip pages helped turn a lying real estate developer into a celebrity phenom.

Breakthrough Starshot announces plans to send ship to Alpha Centauri
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Mini-spacecraft would be accelerated with laser-driven light sails.

SpaceX shares photos so we can relive the glory of landing a rocket on a...
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SpaceX releases photos of the dramatic landing taken by cameras on the drone ship.

Make Mars great again: Can the 2016 election save NASA’s Journey to Mars?
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Under Obama, NASA finds itself in a familiar place: Big goals but inadequate funds.

Like a boss: Falcon soars into space and lands in the ocean
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SpaceX takes another key step toward "rapid, reusable spaceflight," Elon Musk says.

Kepler exits emergency mode, re-establishes full communication
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Controllers now get to try to figure out what went wrong.

The search for exoplanets goes cold as Kepler enters emergency mode
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The planet hunting spacecraft has already been a wild success for NASA.

Google Fiber ends free 5Mbps Internet offer in Kansas City
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Entry-level now $50 for 100Mbps, but free Internet available in public housing.

Car makers ask US to slow down on allowing self-driving cars
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Government shouldn't rush out ill-conceived guidance, industry group says.

The next big thing in space may be really, REALLY small satellites
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Space for all? Put your very own GoPro into orbit for about $3,000.

Google Chrome will block auto-playing Flash ads from September 1
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Video players will still work, but non-essential Flash content, like ads, will be blocked.

Government-funded free Wi-Fi project isn’t providing much Wi-Fi
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California grant to nonprofit was supposed to bring poor people online.

FCC’s “nutrition labels” for broadband show speed, caps, and hidden fees
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New labels will help ISPs comply with net neutrality transparency rules.

To power its rocket of the future, NASA turns to 1950s technology
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NASA opts for old-time reliability over newer, more efficient upper-stage options.

Amazon cloud has 1 million users and is near $10 billion in annual sales
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Amazon Web Services, now 10 years old, dominates US cloud computing market.

Gorgeous setting with outdoor seating if desired. We ate from the cheaper bar menu, not the more upscale dining room; our menu had a lot of gluten-free options. Server was not attentive; had to ask others to find her more than once. We both had the Cuban sandwich and it was pretty bland.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
I've had Golden Hatchet do two jobs at my Coon Rapids home -- a complete roof replacement in 2007, and reroof and new siding on my shed in 2015. I would recommend them to anyone. They did high-quality work on the home reroof job, including a tricky chimney situation. When I needed my shed redone on a short timeline, Bill, the owner/manager, came out quickly and made a good plan and fair estimate to keep what we could and replace what was damaged. They actually got the work started ahead of schedule. Mike, the guy who did the work, did a neat, careful and complete job, and the shed turned out great. If you need this kind of work done, give them a call!
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I had been going to this location for a long time, but now they have new staff; the really sharp assistant manager I used to see on Saturdays apparently is gone. I gave them 6 months with several vehicles, but I'm not going back. They've gotten really slow.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
We just stayed here again in April 2012 for the second time, and had another good experience. Can't agree with the other reviews about the staff; we found them to be friendly. Very clean room in great condition, and a quiet restful stay. The breakfast room has a lot of good choices and there's a helpful staff person there to help. We have enjoyed our stays here and can recommend it.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
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I recently learned that a queen-sized bed doesn't fit in a mini-van. With less than an hour until closing time, I called this U-Haul and was able to reserve a cargo van. They had it all ready for me when I arrived; Bryn was very helpful in getting the paperwork done quickly and explaining everything. It was a fairly new van and very clean. I'd rent from them again.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Brandon (salesman) and Scott (manager) were great. They were easy to talk to and very clear communicators -- we didn't waste any time playing "sales games" which is the part of car buying I really dislike. I had looked at a lot of cars at a lot of dealers, enough to know that the 2003 Saturn L300 I was considering from Midwest was fairly priced for this market. I had it inspected by my mechanic, and then we were able to come to a very fair deal for this car.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
If you just need a place to sleep, it will do, but we would not stay here again. The lobby is cute but the whole place has a worn-out, run-down feel; it's not so much "historic" as "been there a long time". The room had no air conditioning, and with a mini-fridge in the room, I would never stay here in the summer; it was a bit stuffy even in April. The room was at least very clean, with a hardwood floor and freshly painted walls. They went smoke-free in 2009 and they are clearly trying, but the hallway still reeks of smoke. The shower had a thin "water-saver" spigot and was mounted low, both pet peeves of mine. The bed was comfortable and it was a quiet and restful night. The WiFi did not work. We tried three different devices, but the staff pretty much said nobody else had complained and it must be something with all our devices. There wasn't any attempt to apologize or even sympathize. The 32" TV was mounted across the long dimension of the room from the beds; it would have been far away and tiny if we'd had any time to watch.
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Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago