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This article is a great example of why I love Google's approach of doing what makes sense rather than letting the momentum of the status quo dominate their perspective. It's a very special company because it has people who really grok that way of being...and it really helps that they have a cool-as-hell CIO.
The new approach represents a shift away from the idea of a secured corporate network perimeter and virtual private networks.
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I mean, no, it isn't funny. It's just that the density of insane stuff in this one article is over the top. And that's what made me laugh. Honest. I actually feel horrible for the cat, the owner of the cat, and even the culprit herself, who must be unusually immature and/or emotionally vacant.
A Texas veterinarian was fired after a Facebook photo showing her with her "first bow kill" -- a local cat -- went viral. Dr. Kristen Lindsey bragged online that she killed a "feral" cat in her neighborhood in Brenham. She post...
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It occurs when people sublimate their anger at other people and take it out on animals instead.
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Should somebody tell Ted Cruz that Ayn Rand was a flaming atheist?

Nah. More fun to let him find out on his own, ideally at a very awkward time, like in a debate.
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Jeb's going to look like the voice of reason next this nut job.
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JavaScript must get a real type system. After more than a decade of shouting this from a bullhorn, it's nice to see even the V8 team get behind the idea: "...we are dedicated to work with other vendors to converge on a standard type system for JavaScript"
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Or the web simply gets a better language.
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Ahh, the purifying effects of transparency due to social media due to internets that I can access reliably due to net neutrality. 
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+Brian Boring​ are you referring to mutual exclusivity? The local municipalities agreed to it for free service, which is wrong.
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Dropping this Limbaugh quote here so I can look back on it in the coming months and years to see if he's right. (Spoiler: he isn't.) "Well, what do you think regulation means?  They're gonna regulate the content. They're gonna regulate what you say. They're gonna regulate what your commenters say.  You're gonna have to get a license to operate a website, and the Federal Election Commission is gonna have purview, and they're gonna be measuring how much of what happens on your site is an in-kind political contribution.  You haven't the slightest idea what these people are planning.  You haven't seen it.  I do 'cause I know them."
RUSH: I'm gonna gladly and happily engage you in conversation about this, but I want to tell you at the outset that not one of you can argue with me. Now, wait.  The reason you can't argue with me is that you don't know what it is.  Obama has not released the details of this plan.  You may think you know what net neutrality is, but you haven't the slightest idea.  He's keeping it secret.  You don't know what it is.  You may think it's about getti...
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Check this out from Motley Fool.
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2015/03/17/these-3-net-neutrality-rules-will-change-american.aspx
(but ignore their investment teaser at the end)
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Companies have increasingly focused on becoming data-driven over the past several years. Although that's a great thing, I've often worried about what effect this trend has on product and UX teams' ability to craft and maintain a world-class user experience. It's easy for the reality of real-world human experience to get lost in a sea of numbers.

I tried to capture the essence of this concern in today's blog post.
If you're reading this, perhaps it's because we asked the provocative question “Do user metrics make you heartless?” You naturally wanted to know the answer. Who wouldn't? I'll tell you who wouldn't: Daniel Falko. But we're not really going to talk about Daniel Falko.
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+Bruce Johnson It wasn't boring! And I don't like business-speak, either.
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It's worth watching this video. What's going to be funny, now that these sorts of laws are facing the light of non-insular scrutiny by the larger world, is how boorish the GOP presidential candidates (who came to Pence's defense before Pence backpeddled) will look after the "law" is gutted. 
Gov. Mike Pence pledges to modify Indiana's religious freedom law to clarify that it "does not give businesses a right to deny services to anyone."
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I can't imagine why anyone thinks this law has anything to do with refusing to serve gay customers.

http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/04/indiana-pizzeria-yelp-bombed-after-saying-no-pizzas-for-gay-weddings/
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As if we couldn't smell it coming for years...

I can't think of anyone I would prefer to not have as president more than this "person".
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+Margaret Donohoe​ Very nice that you spent time in Canada but I don't understand what you mean by ''guess what they spoke english'', curious
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Behold Halloumi, a delicious brined cheese that browns rather than melting. You can transform a slice of it into a pseudosandwich by frying it in a skillet for a few minutes. No bread required since it makes its own crust. A delicious low-carb snack...that makes a squeaky noise as you chew it.
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Thanks +Mike Taylor - will check
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The recent Net Neutrality stuff has incited lots of knee-jerk "regulation is bad" memes into many G+ conversations. This article is another happy example of regulation that is having a positive social consequence: less pollution = kids' lungs function better. But one might object, "Sure, that regulation is okay, but most aren't." To which, I say: great! We've agreed that good regulation is good and bad regulation is bad. You are a thinking human after all and not a Limbaugh drone. Let's have a calm, rational discussion about how we can ensure that well-intended regulation delivers what we expect. If it sucks, we must agree to change it. Since no one can actually predict the future, we simply must take that kind of approach if we are to make any for-the-common-good progress at all.
«Top News. Healthier lungs in California kids after pollution controls. Wed Mar 4, 2015 5:18pm EST. By Gene Emery. (Reuters Health) - Doctors have long predicted that less air pollution will produce healthier lungs. Now a first-of-its-kind study of 2120 children in southern California has ...
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All over the world, the majority of the electorate don't put in the effort to really investigate issues that matters to them when they are voting and therefore it is the most attractive sound bite that aligns with individuals own bias that tends to win out. Parties run on platforms of sweeping generalisations. Such generalisations polarises the electorate.

"Regulation stifles competition and stunts economic growth.", and even educated hardline conservatives would concede this -  is a statement with zero truth value when looked at in absolute terms. There is some truth value in the statement with the right use of qualifiers but a more accurate statement might require 10x the number of words and start to resemble a legal document. Voters don't really have time and many lack the education background to study issues in depth.

... And yet "Regulation stifles competition and stunts economic growth." it is a statement that would appeal to a huge swath of the electorate  because it appeals to their bias or natural sense of the world according to their own experiences. If I am a small business owner, I will be far more aware of the costs of regulations than I will be aware of the macro-level benefits. If I'm a gun shop owner for example, and I have to enter new gun sales electronically in a new system every sale, and a system that might check for red flags in the  buying patterns of the individual at a national level, then that is only a cost to myself. It might even lead to a lost sale. If this policy somehow can be proven to reduce gun deaths by 25% over a 5 year period (retrospectively), the gun store owner will only ever see their own cost - not the benefit they are not in a position to see personally. 
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Wearable tech charges gadgets with the energy produced by masturbating http://ow.ly/JIzrk
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Good question. If charge rate is a function of # of changes of direction, it's possible David could beat Goliath. #meanjerktime
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I'm also super-interested in education and psychology (and I'm a physics fanboy). We should start teaching kids logical thinking skills and how to apply the scientific method at a much earlier age. We should also introduce them to evolutionary psychology and warn them about cognitive distortions as early as possible, so that they have a better opportunity to build a worldview based solidly in reality and a deep understanding that they need not be slaves to their emotions and knee-jerk reactions. Then, one day, we can all have, y'know, legitimate discourse.
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