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Bruno “btco” Oliveira
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Google is piloting a new hands-free payment system in the South Bay. Take a look if you live around here and you're interested!
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Vinhedos em Napa, California.
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Gostaria muito de conhecer, nem conheço o Brasil ,querendo conhecer outro mundo hahahaha
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Apparently gravitational waves were finally discovered, in what might be the biggest scientific achievement of the last several years!
A century after Albert Einstein explained his General Theory of Relativity, scientists are expected to announce that they have found gravitational waves - ripples created by the collisions of black holes
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Maybe soon we'll be hearing of plans for inter-galactic travel. This is a big step for this current earth civilization and I hope it's not the last
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Cardboard is helping users learn about virtual reality, but this is probably just Google's way of testing out the viability of a more expensive VR device in the future.
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Why don't we use SI prefixes for monetary amounts? Things would be much clearer. "2.1 billion dollars" might have different meanings in Europe (10^12) or the US (10^9). Why not say "The revenue was 2.1 gigadollars.", "The median house price in this neighborhood is 1.8 megadollars.", "The country's total budget is 3.1 teradollars."

Or abbreviate with the prefix and currency symbol, like "9.1 THKD" = 9,100,000,000,000 Hong Kong dollars,
"50 GCAD" = 50,000,000,000 Canadian dollars.

Anyway... this was just my 2 centidollars on the matter.

Incidentally, what can you get for approximately 11.4 zeptodollars? Does anyone know? [EDIT: the original post said 70 zeptodollars; the math was wrong]
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Maybe, but I'll bet the cost of extracting and delivering exactly 1 atom would be quite a bit more. Lol
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A new prime number was found. That's great! I was getting bored with all the existing ones.
With the right software, anyone can find the next prime number.
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True - but that's probably mostly because modern processors can only move 512 bits of data in one clock and that's not anywhere near big enough to move one of these bad boys.
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Vineyards in Napa, California.
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Vineyard in Napa Valley 
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Welcome to X, the moonshot factory!

Starting today, this is the place for all the latest updates on X projects and teams. Our new website,, has even more pictures, videos, and behind-the-scenes peeks at X.

“Hey!” You might say. “Aren’t you Google[x]? What happened to the Google? And the brackets?”

Well, Google[x] is now simply X, a part of Alphabet. Though we have a new name, our mission hasn’t changed: invent and launch “moonshot” technologies that we hope could someday make the world a radically better place for millions, or even billions, of people.

Our projects are designed to have the riskiness and ambition of early stage research and the focus and speed of a startup—+Project Loon, +Makani, and +Google Self-Driving Car Project are a few examples of what we’re up to. Our goal is to develop and de-risk these early stage ideas and turn them into proven technologies that make a real impact in the world—and create successful businesses along the way.

You'll also find information on this page about We Solve For X, our global community. We Solve for X (previously known as Solve for X) aims to bring together moonshot thinkers from all over the world to collaborate with each other on new ideas that have the potential to solve big global problems facing humanity.

Stay tuned—we’ll post updates here from time to time as projects move from the seemingly impossible to this-looks-like-it-just-might-work.
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vim is really good. It's so good that most people who try it for the first time can never quit it.
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The evilest thing you can do to vim user is secretly turn on the Caps Lock key on their keyboard when they're not looking.
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Apparently there is a satellite called "Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODS)." That's has to be the most humble name for a satellite ever, in a world dominated by things like "Large Hadron Collider", "Very Large Telescope Array", "Ultra Fine Resolution Gamma Ray Interferometer", etc. Come on, MODS, step up! You need more self-confidence!
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I propose we rename it the "Very Large Spectral Coverage Open Data High Refresh Rate Spectroradiometer."
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Great update on how weather is displayed! The UI is great and lets you see what times of the day it will rain, and how much. However, the weather is still read-only, you can't set the weather to the temperature you want and make it happen... yet! :-)
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Software Engineer - Google
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    Software Engineer, 2010 - present
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I am a Software Engineer at Google. I love code, photography, sci-fi and I have a weakness for old/retro games where you can see the pixels and hear the square waves.
Born in Brazil, default language pt_BR, been around for approx 9.78265e8 seconds at the time of this writing. I work as a Software Engineer at Google in Mountain View, California.
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know what 42 is; actually used 5 1/4" floppy disks; can cook an egg; know the relationship between shutter speed and aperture; loved C++ STL while hating C++ STL; modified a Perl program without rewriting; recovered a hard disk using /bin/cat; retained >= 50% sanity after previous 2 items
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Mountain View, CA
Sao Paulo, Brazil