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The video just blows me away.

Gravitational Waves Detected, Confirming Einstein’s Theory http://nyti.ms/1Xlr2hB
Scientists say they heard the faint chirp of two black holes colliding a billion light-years away, fulfilling Einstein’s general theory of relativity.
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Automatic Play Count Playlists

One feature from iTunes that I mess in Google Play Music is the ability to create a playlist based on the play count of songs. I used to set a playlist that said if a song has zero plays, included it on the list. Then, when I had heard every tune in my library, I advanced it to one play and so on. I did something similar for songs with fewer than 100 listens where it would begin with songs having 99 plays and work down.

In Google Play Music, I go to My Library, Songs, order the list by play count and then start somewhere in the list, but it would be cool to be able to create playlists the other way. I'd also love to be able to pick jazz songs with fewer than 100 plays. Here's hoping that Google Play Music gets some more development.

Oh, and it would just be cool to be able to see the play count on mobile.

+Google Play #GooglePlayMusic
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Google+ should default back to "Public" posting instead of being locked into wherever I posted last. I'm not smart enough to remember to change it back. 
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I am still using the classic G+ because of that very reason
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Anyone notice the new floating bubble for inserting comments in a document? Excellent!

Or has it been there for weeks and I just noticed? 
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Excelente actualización , saludos desde Perú

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I'm in love with J.K. Rowling.
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Death Eaters? Huh. Back in my day we called them Nazis.
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Best headline of the election so far.
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There's also that little fillip of the the "Frey's death is sad..." headline. Classic NYDN.
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Totally worth a minute and a half's work.
 
Google will give you 2GB of free Drive space for doing a 60-second security checkup.

Go do it! (It's worth doing, anyway -- even without the bonus!)
Tomorrow is apparently "Safer Internet Day," which you most likely didn't mark on your calendar. Google remembered Safer Internet Day, though. To cele... by Ryan Whitwam in News
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Just the right machine for her.
 
I don't link out to the Verge much as their Apple-centric view can often be a bit painful. However, here one of the co-founders (and his mother) understand what Chromebooks are about.

http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/1/10884918/i-bought-my-mom-a-chromebook-pixel-the-divergence 
What if buying a computer that does much less actually lets you do so much more?
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I wonder how it would change voting if any of the candidates swore that they would be a one-term president. 
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+Brian G. Fay no worries. I just moderated.
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Yes!

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Gee, what a surprise. Assholes.
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Worth a read in order for the laughs. These are some of the worst grifters ever. Hoping that they are answering questions from the police now. Love it.
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This is the most directly useful thing I've read this year. +Leo Babauta is wise and I've been reading him for years. Some of this list I was already doing, but some of it is new and struck me as quiet genius. 
By Leo Babauta. What would it take to get your life decluttered and organized? That might be a tall order for many of us, but the truth is, we could do it in bursts and spurts, using a handful of easy-to-follow rules. The other day I wrote about the idea of setting rules instead of goals … today ...
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And so the takeaway is: buy more real estate. I like it. 
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How to Be a Ladyperson at the Holidays: 10 Important Tips
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Straight from the ad pages of your favorite magazines, here's your guide to being a girl in December. Take notes. * * * 1. Stay cozy. Wear a

7 Weeks - Habit & Goal Tracker - Android Apps on Google Play
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All it takes is 7 Weeks!7 Weeks is the easiest way to develop a new habit or goal or break a bad habit. Based on Charles Duhigg's bestsellin

Meet the 3rd generation Nest Learning Thermostat.
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Just four years ago, before the Nest Learning Thermostat came along, nobody even thought about that beige box on the wall.

Six Good Reasons for Parents in NY State to Support the Opt Out Movement
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1.Testing in the state has reached abusive proportions. Third graders in NY take six days of tests that are more time consuming than the LSA

VAM on Trial in NY
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If you don't know Sheri Lederman's name, you should. She's the New York teacher who, with her lawyer husband, dragged VAM into a courtroom t

The Deal With the Hyperloop | Wait But Why
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The path to a Hyperloop future just launched.

Why Elon Musk Doesn't Mind That His Rocket Crashed Into His Robot Boat |...
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All things considered, for the first try, the Falcon could’ve done worse. Technically, Falcon did hit its target—just at the wrong angle, an

The Difficult Route
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My youngest recently asked my wife where dreams come from and my wife told her that dreams are all the thoughts and feelings that we push do

Fixers
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My oldest daughter likes electronic toys. She may have been the first kid in her class with a smartphone, in part because her father likes e

Grand Avenue by Ron Koertge | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
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'Grand Avenue' by Ron Koertge, and the literary and historical notes for Sunday, October 19, 2014.

For Jessica, My Daughter by Mark Strand | The Writer's Almanac with Garr...
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'For Jessica, My Daughter' by Mark Strand, and the literary and historical notes for Wednesday, October 1, 2014.

APPR Side Effects
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Included in the APPR rating system for teachers in New York is the requirement that we upload artifacts demonstrating the teaching standards

Superintendents Speak Up
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On the first day of school, my wife's superintendent got choked up. He was delivering the usual kick-off speech, and she said he started to

A Great Labor Day Story
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If you live in New England, or were paying attention to supermarket labor news this summer, you already know this story. Almost a hundred ye

The School Year Begins Tomorrow
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The goal of my teaching year is to be open and curious. I have not been in love with my public school teaching job for some time. The last t

The Truth About Hello Kitty - The New Yorker
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Mickey Mouse is not a mouse. If you look very closely at him, you can see that he wears gloves.

First Song by Joseph Stroud | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor
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'First Song' by Joseph Stroud, and the literary and historical notes for Wednesday, August 20, 2014.

Comcast Confessions: when every call is a sales call
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When AOL executive and Comcast customer Ryan Block recently tried to cancel his internet service, he ended up in a near-yelling match with a

Some People Think by James Laughlin | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison...
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'Some People Think' by James Laughlin, and the literary and historical notes for Monday, July 21, 2014.

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Thinking again about ways to be healthy. I've just finished week one of the Seven Valleys Writing Project Summer Institute. We meet 8:30 to

Was very pleased with event coordinator who showed us the banquet spaces.
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Lovely pool. Great cookies. But no HD TV.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Good location, nice staff, loud hallways. It's about what you would expect from a chain hotel. That said, the staff has been above par, very good really and the location is very convenient. Deep pool, but the whirlpool was closed during our stay. Bistro is nice for breakfast and serves Starbucks.
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reviewed a year ago
Lovely. We ordered tea for four and received sandwiches, pastries, scones, and tea that was enough to leave us happily stuffed. Not a lot of seating, but had a funky good feel.
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I got an Americano and it was made quickly. Taste was good rather than great. Nice staff.
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reviewed a year ago
Good food, nice staff. Nothing to write home about. We wanted soup, coffee, and light fare. That's exactly what we got. They made a good, rich Americano.
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reviewed a year ago
Tremendously likable people serving really good food. The crepes were good but the Gelato was even better. My kids loved it!
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