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2015 Golf-R, color matches other vehicles, need to take pic of all three together.
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Love this color!!
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Kawasaki introduces 310hp jetski. Supercharged 1.5L inline 4
My E46 M3 makes 330hp and is a very fast car. I can only imagine the fun one could have on this jetski; I want one!!!!

Can also be seen on Kawasaki's website.

http://kawasaki.com/Products/product-specifications.aspx?scid=23&id=774
Comedian Bill Hicks once said, "Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a jet ski, and you never see an unhappy person riding a jet ski." Mr. Hicks, and most of those who have copied his quote since, never saw someone ride Kawasaki's new 310-horsepower jet ski, the Ultra 310. The rider of this brutish machine may be having fun, but that person, particularly if he or she is a rookie personal water craft pilot, will also be terrified.
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I want this app!
 
New social app exists to shame d*ckhead parking.

A Kickstarter project is trying to raise money to create an app for posting and sharing pictures of horrible parking. 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/891015092/finally-do-something-about-bad-parking
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I hate the fucking TSA!
World famous English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and unrelenting critic of religion and the religious, Richard Dawkins, has turned his anger on airport security rules after he had a jar of honey confiscated.
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Both of us, having artificial joint(s), always fail electronic screening and are waved into manual patdown., thus we interact more fully with TSA agents than most.  I have found TSA agents to be most courteous, professional, and even kind, making sure we reconnect with our baggage exiting the xray scanner conveyor.  I have not one single disparaging word to say about the TSA.
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The Nexus 5 isn't going to work on Verizon, but I'm thinking of getting one anyway. Enough places offer free wifi for me to use Skype for my outgoing calls. Better screen, hopefully better GPS, maps, calendar.
Just not while I'm driving, built in safety! 
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A website that sells stuff, cool stuff too, but their ads are hilarious.
I was led there clicking on a link from a MAKE magazine sale and instead found their ads.
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Great ad and, the goods look good
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Sold 911 Turbo; Waitlisted on 2015/2016 VW Golf-R
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I work for Audi and took delivery of my golf r 2 weeks ago. Great car!!!
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I love this head line "Apple is doomed. Google is forever"
Google's $3.2 billion bid for Nest triggers a reevaluation of each company's raison d'être.
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Interesting article on city bike safety
Based on how drivers who run over and kill cyclists are punished, you'd have to say yes.
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That's not the way you described it to me years ago after it happened. I recall TF
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Great article about Google. The joke about the two on the yacht is funny.
I applied for a job at G, they told me to study up on Map/Reduce to prepare for my initial phone interview. I spent quite  a few days reading the Google docs on Map/Reduce , then on the phone interview they asked me a bunch of stupid sorting questions. I was pissed. I haven't memorized the big O of every single search algorithm.
They certainly don't need geniuses to answer their phones. I thought it would be fun to work there in any capacity, but now I see it's the same rats nest of inflated egos as the investment banking world. I think I'll go to work for EFF or Wikipedia and make difference instead of selling crap to consumers. Best search engine is DuckDuckGo.com, use it. 
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First Skype, now Gtalk. Both are closing their APIs, eliminating access to hackers (the good kind) and 3rd party developers.
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With Microsoft's purchase of skype we can only expect the usual embrace, extend and ruin. Time to switch. Probably use gtalk exclusively
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    SW Consulting, 1976 - present
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I posted specific suggestion, Jan 2006, to Google, suggesting they add server side "Blocked Sites List" and it was implemented!
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    Mathematics, 1988 - 1993
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