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Looks like +Amazon.com​ really is committed to the Echo. Now if Amazon could just see the wisdom in offering consumers the option of using Google's voice search and Now functionality instead of Microsoft's, that'd be a major step in the right direction. 
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I completely agree with using Google. I have the Echo, and I am very disappointed with Microsoft integration. This device would work will with everything Google related, i.e. Keep. Oh well, I still like asking Alexa to convert weights for when I prepare food. :-)
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Anyone familiar with the LEGO Serious Play program? It looks interesting, but it'd be useful to have a comparison between this and other innovation-inspiring corporate workshop formats that are available out there.
Build your way to better business – a powerful tool designed to enhance innovation and business performance. Tap into the hidden expertise of your organization. Transform insight and awareness into commitment and shared goals. The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology is an innovative process designed ...
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I was CEO for Cambridge Network, a non-profit for Cambridge UK hi techs and universities. We ran 3 day Open Innovation matchmaking sessions twice yearly  https://www.cambridgenetwork.co.uk/events/corporate-gateway/  Lots of corporate technology scouts from Boots Centre for Innovation, British Biocell, Dow, ELK, Ericsson, Finmeccanica, Infosys, Itochu, MSD, Pepsico, Philips Research, Philips Corporate Technologies, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser, Rusnano, SABIC, Samsung, Shell, Solvay, SSL, Unilever and World Energy etc. Lots of subsequent contract work for Cambridge companies, and quite a few acquisitions by global companies trying to set up a permanent link locally.  Prior to Cambridge Network, I did a similar thing for London Technology Network, connecting companies to innovation in world-class research departments in universities and funding departmental representatives in each unit to liaise with business. I'm still in touch with a lot of the scouts if that is helpful.

+Roland Harwood  helped set up the open innovation approach for Lego  http://www.100open.com/ I know him from work in London on university outreach - it was a spin-out of NESTA (UK innovation non-profit) and I can put you in touch if you want. He has lots published on Open Innovation.

Alternatively, take a look at the work of my former colleague from Institute of Manufacturing, +Tim Minshall http://openinnovationblog.blogspot.com.ar/  http://www.ifm.eng.cam.ac.uk/people/thwm100/ They have lots of workbooks for companies on how to structure open innovation.

A guy I don't know personally who writes on this stuff all the time is +Stefan Lindegaard Loads of good examples  http://www.15inno.com/

And obviously, the master of the field is +Eric von Hippel  (MIT Sloan) who has been researching and publishing on sources of innovation since at least the 1970s http://web.mit.edu/evhippel/www/sources.htm He does a lot on user led innovation and open source communities now  http://www.ideaconnection.com/open-innovation-articles/00010-Democratizing-Innovation-The-Shift-of-Innovation.html https://evhippel.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/private-collective-model-os.pdf
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These all sound like great changes to me. Sock-puppets are an especially aggravating phenomenon. Using a combination of automated network forensics and machine-learning, the big G should be able to do a better job of identifying these accounts quickly and automatically. 

h/t +David Archer​​
Summary:Google quietly made substantial changes to its Plus user policies, addressing the tactics of social attackers and relaxing its feelings about art nudes.
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+Eli Fennell I agree, Twitter mobbing isn't much fun.

But even here on G+ you can trigger something similar if you ask awkward questions on public threads which the owner and their clique feel are articles of faith, but mostly all you wind up getting is a quick education in a different world-view.

Pan-Slavic neo-Imperialists ARE a lot of fun, as are radical feminists. Getting mobbed by YouTubers is a bit like getting savaged by a dead sheep, it really isn't convincing.
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An excellent and insightful review.

I'd generally liked the Marvel movies because they were just fun. They didn't try to be statements about the world or intellectual treatments on important issues...they were just mindless fun. Now, however, you have to have a compendium handy to look up backstories or references to other media to understand it fully, and that's work. And I'm not sure they're worth that much effort. 
'Avengers: Age of Ultron' - Like its villain, it had no heart. Continue reading →
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FFS...
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OK, calm down, folks. +Google+ isn't going away, isn't a "ghost town," and certainly isn't becoming Facebook.
Yonatan Zunger originally shared to Google Updates:
 
Also, for those interested in hearing more -- here's +Bradley Horowitz being interviewed by +Steven Levy about the future of Photos and Google+. There's lots of good stuff in there -- and it may give a hint of why I'm confident that the future of Plus is in great hands.
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G+ isn't dead to me. Its the only place I can access the old image editing features missing from the new Google Photos
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The Flynn Effect is an interesting and perplexing phenomenon.

When you realize how much more is known now than, say, 30 years ago, it seems obvious that people should know more now. But knowledge isn't exactly what IQ tests purport to measure, so humanity's ever-expanding knowledge-base isn't the entire answer, either...but I suspect it's some of it.
New research confirms world-wide tests showing IQs have risen for more than a century
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This of course is an average across the entire population. I'd be curious to see a graph of the distribution of the scores between highest and lowest across that time period.
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"The DNR informed Trinity Church that the Missouri Constitution expressly forbids churches and other religious organizations from receiving any form of state aid. It also bans the state from providing assistance to religious schools. Trinity Church argued that these constitutional provisions amounted to discrimination on the basis of religion..."

bwahahaha! Sounds like the church ought to hire a lawyer who has actually read the Constitution. 
Americans United for Separation of Church and State today applauded a ruling that prohibits a church-owned preschool in Missouri from receiving a state grant to refurbish its playground. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that Trinity Church of Columbia does not have a constitutional ...
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Wow. Long way down from Render Unto Caesar, apparently.
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Actually, #9 is only true on newer Model S cars. On mine (July 2013 delivery), the charge port door is spring-actuated open and must be manually closed. #firstworldproblems  
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The 3G connection through AT&T (in the US) is included in the cost of the car. 
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Ubiquity...Tesla's objective is nothing less. 
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+Craig Froehle Personally, I hope Tesla's vision of sustainable transport works out. I know researchers working in their supercharger team from my old department in Cambridge Uni, and they are good people. I've also served two of the oil and gas majors in retail distribution, and know people in the senior levels there (CIO, research directors), and that makes me nervous when an article claims a worldwide network of solar-powered transport already when they've only got one test site.
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Interesting. 
Google has a problem, and it's turning to Sebastian Thrun for an answer. "There's a huge shortage of Android developers," said Thrun, the cofounder and CEO of online-education company Udacity. "We estimate the number of open jobs in the hundreds of thousands right now." Thrun, who used to run Google's X lab, is bringing together [...]
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+John Lieske It's meant to transform more existing developers into Android developers, not make average Joes off the street (like me) into developers. That said, I'd love to know of a similar program that DOES aspire to take people like me, who maybe haven't programmed since high school or college, and give them the tools and training to start making high-quality Android apps.
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Now, align the 4-dimensional Myer-Briggs personality test against the two-dimensional D&D morality framework (good vs. evil; chaotic vs. lawful) and you'd have an interesting typology of superpersons.
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some time people feel like sad, happy, and feel super because they depend
what God give us,,,...
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I have high appreciation for how Stannis Baratheon's character is portrayed in the Game of Thrones TV series. For example, here are two instances of Stannis playing the perfect Grammar Nazi:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFAnMzA5YCU

and then https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRKU4-ZhHl8

Neither are in the books' dialogue, so whoever wrote that dialogue really does seem to understand Stannis' outlook on things.
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What's the Miller quote that Reiner likes?  The smallest crumb can devour us?
From "The Counselor" -- Cormac McCarthy
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Engineer → dot-com startup CEO → PhD → business professor & healthcare operations researcher. Unapologetic technophile. Affable skeptic. INTJ. Husband and dad. 

What you'll mostly see me discussing is technology, sociopolitical issues, business/industry, kids/family, and various hobbies (science, photography, cars, sports, etc.).

Disclaimer: Nobody I work for, with, or near has anything to do with my opinions or posts; these thoughts are mine alone. My work/professional Google account can be found elsewhere.

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The following mini-autobiography should be sung to the tune of The Beverly Hillbillies theme song:

Come and listen to my story 'bout a man named Craig
He started out life as just a tiny egg.
Grew up loving science and technology.
So he went off to college saying "engineering's for me!"

Mechanical, that is. Physics tests. Sausage fests.

Well after not too long, Craig's bored by his work.
Kinfolk said, "Tedium makes you beserk;
Academia is the place you otta be!"
So he headed to Carolina and got his Ph.D.

Business, that is. Operations. Management.

So now Craig's a prof at a university.
Educating his students all about efficiency.
He got tenure so he'll be there til he dies.
Or at least until he wins a Nobel Prize.

Not gonna happen. Very unlikely. P<<.001.

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Founded, ran, and sold MemoWare.com, which, at its peak, was among the 15,000 most-visited websites in the world.
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When I had my Subaru, TIC was THE place to go for service and mod advice & parts, and I heard the same thing from BMW & Mini Cooper owners, too. Their new shop (as of mid-2014) next to I-71 is incredible! Great guys, very knowledgeable, and work hard to make sure their customers get the results they want.
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Like stepping back in time to a soda shop from the 1920s. Wonderful ice cream, fantastic candies, and an unparalleled atmosphere. Should be a must-visit place on anyone's list.
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I discovered El Jinete today by accident and I'm so glad I did. I ate lunch there today and the food was outstanding. I had the Burrito Marino, a shrimp burrito platter, that was simply delicious. The service is friendly and efficient. Really, I don't know if I could improve the whole experience. Oh, and they have outdoor seating.
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Easy to overlook, but that's a mistake. The food is amazing with a heck of a fantastic, and reasonably priced, lunch buffet. Service is attentive and friendly. Definitely recommended.
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Marion's is my favorite pizza, and it's not an uninformed opinion. While I can't argue that it should be yours as well -- we all have different tastes after all -- I hope you'll give it a try. Marion's is classic Dayton-style pizza: cracker-thin crust topped with sauce, cheese, and toppings, in that order. They're particularly known for their sausage, which is finely ground. The restaurants themselves are a bit anachronistic, with separate walk-up counters for ordering food and drinks. No tipping is permitted and it's generally inexpensive. Seating can easily accommodate large parties, so you'll see lots of sports teams and family celebrations there. Give it a try...you may end up loving it like several of my friends have.
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The yogurt is very good with lots of variety. Toppings leave a little to be desired, especially fruit during the winter. The biggest problem, though, is that it seems like at least 15% of the flavors are out or broken every time we go. Staff tend to range from apathetic to clueless, with a few exceptions.
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Great gyros, uneven service. The new location across the street from the old location is much nicer.
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