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Dan Morrill
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I love these ones so much!

Tesla in particular is an incredible feat of design genius.

(Ignore what +Andrew Bell says, he's too kind. I just suggested the subjects, the designs are entirely his.)
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He should send a Tesla to +Matthew Inman 
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Somebody apparently made a music video of Monument Valley.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAD0BtEv6-Q
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I feel like 50 years from now we'll find out that this was just foreshadowing.

The US, China, and maybe like Russia and the UK or something will have this high-stakes sociopolitical confrontation and end up all wiping out in the economic equivalent of a tangle of limbs and spandex. And then Australia, having just been kind of hanging out down there keeping shrewdly out of it all and biding its time, will swoop in.

The national animal of the Single World Government will clearly be the dropbear.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Bradbury_%28speed_skater%29#2002_Winter_Olympics
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So I was in Seattle recently, where I learned that they have a similar issue with increasing demand for housing.

They actually had a really interesting approach to this problem, though, that I was pretty impressed by. So far it seems to be working for them, and I think they could be a model for many other cities. In particular, the Bay Area would do well to adopt Seattle's approach.

Which is to build more housing.
 
Apparently there is exactly one town in the Bay Area with more housing supply than demand: Morgan Hill.
Background graphic: Percentage of housing supply need met, 2007-2014, via the San Francisco Business Times Between 2007 and 2014, San Francisco granted permits to 16,449 new housing units, just 53...
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+Paula Moore​ Thanks for the link; I really enjoyed the song and video!
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Okay I have to admit, this little game is kind of cute.

Join the Pony Express to deliver 100 letters! #GoogleDoodle
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There are so many amazing woo quotes in here, I am too overwhelmed to even cherry-pick them responsibly. Post your favorites in the comments!

I wonder if this guy "lasers" his own food. i.e. is he mentally ill, or just sociopathic?

"The BioResonance Laser is the result of more than 15 years of research in the field of Quantum Physics, Zero-point Energy and the concept of an all-pervading, multi-dimensional, intelligent matrix which confines our physical form."

http://bioresonancelaser.com/
The BioResonance Laser is the result of more than 15 years of research in the field of Quantum Physics, Zero-point Energy and the concept of an all-pervading, multi-dimensional, intelligent matrix which confines our physical form. Our goal was to convert this research into practical energetic ...
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porque no los dos?
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I got a feelin it don't come cheap
I got a feelin oh and then it got to me
It took its time a-working into my soul
I got to believe it come from rock and roll
Believe it come from rock and roll
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"they followed the trail to a whole underground bourbon ring"

UNDERGROUND BOURBON RING

"Curtsinger then utilized connections he had from playing softball throughout central Kentucky to sell the stolen barrels."

Hahaha that's so wait no what softball?!

wat

'So what happens to the bourbon that he could find? 
"It's being held by the case, and it will be secured," says Melton. "And then I think by law it will have to be destroyed."'

Oh, it's required that "the law" "destroy" that bourbon, all right. Destroy it with their bellies. And livers.

By drinking it.

h/t +Jordan McClead

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2015/04/21/401318542/at-last-kentucky-authorities-bust-ring-behind-great-bourbon-heist
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Can I volunteer as tribute to help destroy the bourbon?
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So far my favorite thing about my new job might be that my chair is actually tall enough for me, so that I can put my feet on the floor comfortably without slouching.

#JustTallPersonThings
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That awkward moment when you suddenly realize that the reason your new office building is so familiar is because it's where you had to go to be deposed 3 years ago...

#JustSiliconValleyThings
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Ha! Yes, +Dave Sparks, I think you just might.
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+Aimee Morgan is out of town this week. So you know what that means!

SHAMEFOOD WEEK 2015

Let's kick things off properly with this ensemble...
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Now this is very, very interesting.

Man if the Kickstarter weren't sold out I'd be tempted to buy one of these, at this price.

h/t +Steve Zingelewicz

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tiko3d/tiko-the-unibody-3d-printer
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That is a really good AMA, particularly the insightful questions about how they're doing manufacturing.  I'm not entirely certain that I'm impressed with the answers, but they seem to be reasonable people who might be able to pull it off.

Of course, the AMA also mentioned the ZPM espresso folks, where I lost some money.
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For a number of years now, work has been proceeding in order to bring perfection to the crudely conceived idea of a transmission that would not only supply inverse reactive current for use in unilateral phase detractors, but would also be capable of automatically synchronizing cardinal grammeters. Such an instrument is the turbo-encabulator.
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Accused of being a Muppet by Valleywag. Veteran of the Mobile Wars. Quoted out of context by the NY Times. Wore sneakers to testify in federal court. Never worked for a company with an exit strategy.
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  • Clarkson University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic University
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  • Playground.Global
    Engineering, 2015 - present
  • Google
    Engineering, 2006 - 2015
  • GE Global Research
    Computer Scientist, 1998 - 2005
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San Francisco, CA - Scotia, NY - Potsdam, NY - Omaha, NE - Caribou, ME - Morgantown, WV - San Antonio, TX - Fort Walton Beach, FL - Atlanta, GA