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Brent Nordquist
Worked at 11 Below, Inc.
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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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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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Nailed it. Excellent book.
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Crazy.
Ed S originally shared to Wunderkammer:
 
"look straight ahead, and move at a consistent and predictable pace. The drivers are used to moving around pedestrians. Its a wild sensation"
via HN discussion on driverless cars
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9526602
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That's right! This is a very bad idea.
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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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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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FINALLY.
Google's next version of Android that grants users granular control over what permissions each app is granted. The next version of Android has been officially unveiled, and one of the most impressive features added into the M experience is App Permissions. Gone are the days where you agree to allow apps unlimited access to a ton of different permissions when you got to install...
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  • 11 Below, Inc.
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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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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 - 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 - a year ago
reviewed a year 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 - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
We enjoyed our stay here very much. Heidi, the owner, was very friendly and welcoming. This house is beautiful and immaculately maintained; the decor all relates to the history of the town and the American West. Our room was clean and comfortable, with a nice blend of historical furnishings and modern conveniences. The private bathroom was spotless. We had a very restful, quiet evening. The breakfast in the morning was very good. They have WiFi if you need it.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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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 - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 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 - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
I've been taking my cars to Mike Martin's shop for years now. He's very friendly and efficient. I trust him because he and his folks are thorough in inspecting and identifying issues, but they don't push a lot of useless services like some places do. There's nothing better than a manager who's comfortable saying "I'm not going to sell you something you don't need." Mike is great because he knows a lot about cars and car service and can really explain things well; he'll tell you what they found, what he recommends, what can be postponed or ignored, what the trade-offs are if something is done or not done, etc. but he never pressures me and lets me decide what to do, even if I decide "nothing today". Today was my first time at the Maplewood Excel shop, and the mechanic I had was great; did a test drive and inspected my brakes, took me back to show me what he found and answered my questions, and got the work done within the promised time. Their prices are very competitive and they run specials. I'd recommend this shop to anyone.
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago