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Brian White
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Skiing tomorrow ought to be just awesome! Might cost a few digits but that's okay, right?
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+Kathleen Davies doing well. Travel takes me away from the island a lot is all. On my way right now to Poland for instance. :)
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This is so sad.  Imagine: walking home during the day from a nearby park is now a criminal offense.
 
The Montgomery County parents say they saw it as a moment of independence for their kids, ages 10 and 6, but that authorities viewed it much differently.
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I do NOT want to raise my newborn in the States if this is the type of busybody chicanery that is going on there.
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Nobody has claimed this http://www.kiva.org/ certificate for $25...  Please do so!

WJMW-JEJN-3AFX-KNKE
 
Teaching a man to fish...

When it comes to charity, I've always been a believer in donating to causes that help people help themselves.  One of my favorites is Kiva because it provides funds to the entrepreneurial sort of folk who, in my opinion, are some of the best for improving the general way of life of others as well as themselves.

Kiva is "microlending" where people like you and me loan money to others for whatever their reasons and then pay it back... at which point you can loan it out again!  It isn't technically "charity" because you get the money back (interest goes to the entities administering the loan) but it is providing a valuable service.

So, in the spirit of the holiday season, I'm going to be giving away free money to all of you to loan out to whomever you see fit.

So watch your streams...  I'll start soon!
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As I said earlier, it was only valid until the end of Dec 11th.
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One has to wonder what was previously hanging on this wall that required a nail like this.

Any thoughts, +Tom Davies​?
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maybe their chilren?  their version of grounding?
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Beware the monster under the desk!
40 cores.  64GB ram.  2TB HD + 300GB SSD
Why?  So I can build Chrome at home.
(it's for work.  honest)
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+Jonathan Rockway, yes.  I was confused at first, too.  Even the BIOS reports only 16.
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We almost always serve the same to our kids as ourselves. Our policy at home is simple... "You don't have to eat it. But there's nothing else (and no dessert)."

I'm reasonably happy to BBQ hot dogs for them and save the expensive steaks for us, though. :-)
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+Bernd Paysan, be very careful calling someone an "idiot" with very little information.  A single statement simply does not provide enough data to come to such a conclusion.

First off, if it's something new then I don't fill up their plate with it.  I give them a small sample and say they must taste it but don't force them to eat it.  I don't even ask them if they like it (because they would be inclined to lie just to avoid admitting they were wrong should it turn out they do like it).  I've watched my kids quietly finish the sample when they thought nobody was paying attention and I've noticed times when the next time we have it, they eat it without batting an eye.  And sometimes they really don't like it.

I generally make main dishes I think they will like (or at least not dislike) but I'm not going to cook two meals.  It's not a punishment, just a fact.  They can still eat the other parts of the meal and are always entitled to a piece of fruit afterward if they wish.

As for dessert, that's a privilege that comes after eating a full and balanced meal.  Also just a fact.

My kids are not really picky eaters but they certainly have things they like more than others.
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Humans can see polarized light!
I lunch conversation about photography and lens filters turned into a conversation about humans being able to detect polarized light unaided.  I'd never heard this before but it's true and, knowing what to look for, have observed it myself by rotating an LCD monitor.

https://www.polarization.com/haidinger/haidinger.html
Seeing polarization with the naked eye
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Take my $25!  Please!
This http://www.kiva.org/ "card" worth $25 expires at the end of today.  Somebody please use it!

7TPM-9FCF-FPWQ-7T9D
 
Teaching a man to fish...

When it comes to charity, I've always been a believer in donating to causes that help people help themselves.  One of my favorites is Kiva because it provides funds to the entrepreneurial sort of folk who, in my opinion, are some of the best for improving the general way of life of others as well as themselves.

Kiva is "microlending" where people like you and me loan money to others for whatever their reasons and then pay it back... at which point you can loan it out again!  It isn't technically "charity" because you get the money back (interest goes to the entities administering the loan) but it is providing a valuable service.

So, in the spirit of the holiday season, I'm going to be giving away free money to all of you to loan out to whomever you see fit.

So watch your streams...  I'll start soon!
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Thanks, the little push was all that was needed.
https://plus.google.com/102677794342579698454/posts/QCp2JethGkC
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Here's $25 for you...
...to lend to someone in need at http://www.kiva.org/

7TPM-9FCF-FPWQ-7T9D

Comment if you use this so others don't continue to try.
Happy Holidays!
 
Teaching a man to fish...

When it comes to charity, I've always been a believer in donating to causes that help people help themselves.  One of my favorites is Kiva because it provides funds to the entrepreneurial sort of folk who, in my opinion, are some of the best for improving the general way of life of others as well as themselves.

Kiva is "microlending" where people like you and me loan money to others for whatever their reasons and then pay it back... at which point you can loan it out again!  It isn't technically "charity" because you get the money back (interest goes to the entities administering the loan) but it is providing a valuable service.

So, in the spirit of the holiday season, I'm going to be giving away free money to all of you to loan out to whomever you see fit.

So watch your streams...  I'll start soon!
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Every year I like to support one of my favorite charities not just by using the service and making direct donations but also by offering real money to complete strangers to then lend out to those in need who are really trying to improve their own lives.  (Woah.  That is one long sentence.)

So, just for you, $25 to lend out (repeatedly) to those in need on http://www.kiva.org/ .

WJMW-JEJN-3AFX-KNKE

If you claim this "card", please comment that you've done that so others don't continue to try to redeem it.

Merry Christmas, everyone!
 
Teaching a man to fish...

When it comes to charity, I've always been a believer in donating to causes that help people help themselves.  One of my favorites is Kiva because it provides funds to the entrepreneurial sort of folk who, in my opinion, are some of the best for improving the general way of life of others as well as themselves.

Kiva is "microlending" where people like you and me loan money to others for whatever their reasons and then pay it back... at which point you can loan it out again!  It isn't technically "charity" because you get the money back (interest goes to the entities administering the loan) but it is providing a valuable service.

So, in the spirit of the holiday season, I'm going to be giving away free money to all of you to loan out to whomever you see fit.

So watch your streams...  I'll start soon!
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If you don't know, I used to be SRE (the division that runs Google services in "production") for Google News.  Because of this, I tend to follow the happenings of publishers perhaps a little more closely than most.

 As much as media companies like Axel Springer would like to argue that Google is taking away their business and should be forced to pay, the reality is that they gain arguably as much as — or more than — they lose by having their content indexed by the search giant, and the Springer CEO’s comments reinforce that. Whether any other publishers decide to admit the same remains to be seen.
Summary: German media companies have been fighting with Google for years over what they claim is the search giant’s theft of their news content, but after being removed from Google News for two weeks, Axel Springer seems to have changed its mind
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Admits defeat? Springer shows some common sense, I'd say ... SMH
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The Exercise Habit 
For about 18 months now I've been doing regular workouts.  It started with a weight routine 3 days a week and became "Insanity" most mornings for a summer (2013) before going back to weights 3 times a week.

The thing I learned most about going to the gym 3 days a week is that I really liked Tuesdays and Thursdays.  :-)

About a year ago I decided I'd go to the gym those two other days but do simple cardio and a lot of stretching instead of the weights.  It just felt good.

The thing I learned most about going to the gym those two additional days is that that is what makes a "habit"!  It took going every day during the week for it to become just something I do in the morning.  Like brushing my teeth.  I can't say I enjoy it; I just do it.  I enjoy it after.

There are lots of reasons to get regular exercise.  It gives us more energy for the rest of the day and makes us look better to boot.  It strengthens every muscle in your body -- not just your heart and arms and legs but also your mind.  It builds that willpower muscle.  Generally, it's our mind that gives out long before the body reaches its limits.

But by far the best result of my regular workouts is the ability to toss around a 35kg weight... and have it giggle uncontrollably in response.
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love that giggle bro;-)
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Computer Engineer
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  • Google
    Software Engineer, Chrome, 2012 - present
  • Google
    Site-Reliability Engineer for Orkut, Open-Social, News, and finally Websearch itself, 2007 - 2012
  • Precidia Technologies
    Chief Software Designer, 1999 - 2006
  • Wann Connection Devices
    1998 - 1999
  • Verisim
    (not the current Verisim.com), 1995 - 1998
  • Nortel Networks
    1994 - 1995
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Montreal, QC, Canada
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Zurich, Switzerland - Ottawa, ON, Canada - Waterloo, ON, Canada - Redmond, WA, USA - Esterhazy, SK, Canada - Elkford, BC, Canada - Kimberley, BC, Canada - Milton-Freewater, OR, USA - Portland, OR, USA
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World Traveler, Amateur Photographer, Professional Googler
Introduction
This particular Brian currently works for Google in Montreal, Canada (though he just finished a 5-year stint in Zurich, Switzerland -- one of the nicest places to live in the world).  The jury is still out on Montreal.  Being a "small town boy", it is yet to be determined if he likes living in the big city.
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I have a natural gift for recognizing the next "big" technology product: I look at it and think, "Who in their right mind would want that?!?"
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  • University of Waterloo
    Electrical & Computer Engineering, 1988 - 1994
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bcwhite, Dragonslayer (Ingress Enlightened)
Great BBQ! Nice, friendly guys running the place. Portions are big. Ate too much. :-) Inside has only a couple tables so limited seating in the winter; take-out may be the best option. Plenty of picnic tables outside for the summer.
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Decent food. Fast service.
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reviewed 11 months ago
Went on a date with my daughter. Spaghetti and massage were good but nothing exceptional. More expensive dishes might be better quality.
Food: GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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Just into a tiny side street off of a back street, this establishment has some of the best burgers in Amsterdam. Cooked fresh right in front of you with whatever toppings you like, everything is very tasty and the fries are excellent. Nothing fancy or pretentious; just pure-beef burgers (or portobello for herbivores).
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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I've visited Dr. Delorme for over a year as a personal experiment to see how regular chiropractic adjustments would help me even without major ailments to correct. Afterwards I've always felt great and he even helped some aching knees that I didn't expect to be treatable that way. His bedside manner is always of a good nature and he will cheerfully answer any questions I have. I have no compunctions recommending him to others.
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Fast, with large portions. Had a very tasty beef chimichanga with quite the "bite".
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reviewed 2 years ago
Very tasty food at good prices. Service is friendly but slow when busy.
Quality: Very GoodAppeal: Very GoodService: Good
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