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Dan McGrath
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Search for and edit your paper documents in +Google Drive, utilizing recently expanded Optical Character Recognition capabilities supporting all of the world’s major languages - that’s over 200 languages in more than 25 writing systems! 

Simply scan your paper documents, upload the images, and the text (and language) will be automatically determined, allowing you to search through and edit your documents easily. Head over to the Google Research blog, linked below, to learn more about the technology that makes this possible.
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More data for Google. Nom nom nom.
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Work @ Vail :)
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I switched back to skis last season, after about 15 years of snowboarding, and I'm quite liking it.
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Quake (the game) on an oscilloscope: A technical report.

As an aside, I can see a cleaned up computer generated version of this graphics style being used in some Sci Fi's for Alien displays.
A summary of some problems I faced when tinkering with Quake to get it play nicely on an oscilloscope. After seeing some cool clips like this mushroom thing and of course Youscope, playing Quake on a scope seemed like a great idea. It ticks all the marks that make me happy: low-poly, ...
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Hey fleet! As a concept, I've put together a scalable mathematical model for ship classification. It is purely mass-based and pays no attention to the role of the ship (other stats like DPS or thrust). It uses a scale that seems to reasonably group ships that are visually similar in size.

It has a generic class name set that could be used as a common language, although I've deliberately set it up so that any faction can copy the spreadsheet, set their own names, while still being able to translate easily between different Faction's naming schemes.

I go into more depth in the doc linked in the spreadsheet. Love to hear your thoughts on this type of system.

Link = Google Spreadsheet that will let you plug in a ship mass and have a ship classification spat out.
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Neat I'll play with it
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Looking for something different on this Thursday? Sign up and join me at Google's Boulder office at 4:30pm on Thursday to get involved with 3 short talks on APIs @ Scale. 
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LG G4 owners will get a nice gift from +Google. 
LG made sure to mention many times that the LG G4 has expandable storage, but that hasn't stopped them from catering to cloud lovers.
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No matter how highly-paid an engineer is, they're still a sucker for a nice bit of swag. Very excited to get this from the Updog team at work!
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Happy Safer Internet Day! To celebrate, Google Drive is offering a 2GB bump to everyone who completes the security checkup by Feb 17th. 

http://googledrive.blogspot.com/2015/02/safer-internet-day-2015.html
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If you were offered the following deal, would you take it?

“Once a year for the rest of your life, you will pay 10 cents for a chance to win $1 million dollars on each of those years. Your chance of winning, each year, is 1 in 100 million.”

If  you said yes, at what frequency would you say no? Once a month? Once a week? Once a day? Once an hour, minute or second?

If you said no, at what amount winnings would you say yes? $2 million? $5 million? $10 million? $1 billion?
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Hi Dan. Yes. That is better odds. It gives everyone a chance to win.
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Take 5 minutes and read this fun article by +Matthew Inman on The Oatmeal regarding his experience with Google's Self Driving car. http://theoatmeal.com/blog/google_self_driving_car
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Managing Director of R&D
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  • Google
    Product Manager, 2014 - present
  • Rocket Software
    Managing Director of R&D (& other), 2011 - 2014
  • IMB Ltd
    Systems Architect (& other), 2007 - 2011
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Aurora, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado - Wollongong, Australia - Penrith, Australia - Urbenville, Australia
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I am currently contemplating the most efficient route to visit all cities in the US main land. I'll update this intro once I'm finished.
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I traded my rights for an ice-cream :(
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  • University of Wollongong
    Computer Science, 2005 - 2010
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