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This just worked on my Nexus 4!
Last week Google announced Android 4.3 and that it would be rolled out to Nexus device users immediately. However, as most software update releases, it seems ev
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"Demolition Man" (1993) is no longer fiction - the Great American Police State has caught up.
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Not "reality" TV: TV reality.
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Just got my 4.3 OTA (but I had already updated manually(?)).  No harm, apparently - just scanned the apps for any required conversions...
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The other holocaust - the one with America's participation.
By R.M. Douglas. The screams that rang throughout the darkened cattle car crammed with deportees, as it jolted across the icy Polish countryside five nights before Christmas, were Dr. Loch's only mean...
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elitist, foodie, contrarian, autarchist, seeker
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Alternately enlightened and annoying --- complicated.

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My writing has been known to be occasionally hyperbolic or overstated to make a point, to be heard above the noise, or because I'm just in an ornery mood - please take heed of the following reference when reading:
  
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early music, fantastic food, great wine, perfectly chilled classic Martinis (gin/olives!), breathtaking honesty, Integral Philosophy, Holosync meditation, aged Calvados, well-ordered anarchy, late night solitude

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early mornings, "urban" culture, fast food, fake sweet "martinis", consumerism, shopping malls, portable electronics addiction, bad audio, talk radio, traffic, suburbanitis, corporatism, conformity, groupthink, politics, sports bars, cultural chauvinism

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integral spiral dynamics, 2nd tier consciousness, theater, early music, holosync meditation

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"When you adopt the viewpoint that there is nothing that exists that is not part of you, that there is no one who exists who is not part of you, that any judgment you make is self-judgment, that any criticism you level is self-criticism, you will wisely extend to yourself an unconditional love that will be the light of the world." 
- Harry Palmer 

"Nothing succeeds like excess." - Oscar Wilde 

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." 
- commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin 

"We must become the change we want to see in the world". 
- Mohandas Gandhi 

"No matter where you go, there you are." 
- Buckaroo Banzai


Writer Carl King put together this list of 10 Myths About Introverts, and it applies so closely to me that I thought it belonged in my profile:

Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk.
This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.

Myth #2 – Introverts are shy.
Shyness has nothing to do with being an Introvert. Introverts are not necessarily afraid of people. What they need is a reason to interact. They don’t interact for the sake of interacting. If you want to talk to an Introvert, just start talking. Don’t worry about being polite.

Myth #3 – Introverts are rude.
Introverts often don’t see a reason for beating around the bush with social pleasantries. They want everyone to just be real and honest. Unfortunately, this is not acceptable in most settings, so Introverts can feel a lot of pressure to fit in, which they find exhausting.

Myth #4 – Introverts don’t like people.
On the contrary, Introverts intensely value the few friends they have. They can count their close friends on one hand. If you are lucky enough for an introvert to consider you a friend, you probably have a loyal ally for life. Once you have earned their respect as being a person of substance, you’re in.

Myth #5 – Introverts don’t like to go out in public.
Nonsense. Introverts just don’t like to go out in public FOR AS LONG. They also like to avoid the complications that are involved in public activities. They take in data and experiences very quickly, and as a result, don’t need to be there for long to “get it.” They’re ready to go home, recharge, and process it all. In fact, recharging is absolutely crucial for Introverts.

Myth #6 – Introverts always want to be alone.
Introverts are perfectly comfortable with their own thoughts. They think a lot. They daydream. They like to have problems to work on, puzzles to solve. But they can also get incredibly lonely if they don’t have anyone to share their discoveries with. They crave an authentic and sincere connection with ONE PERSON at a time.

Myth #7 – Introverts are weird.
Introverts are often individualists. They don’t follow the crowd. They’d prefer to be valued for their novel ways of living. They think for themselves and because of that, they often challenge the norm. They don’t make most decisions based on what is popular or trendy.

Myth #8 – Introverts are aloof nerds.
Introverts are people who primarily look inward, paying close attention to their thoughts and emotions. It’s not that they are incapable of paying attention to what is going on around them, it’s just that their inner world is much more stimulating and rewarding to them.

Myth #9 – Introverts don’t know how to relax and have fun.
Introverts typically relax at home or in nature, not in busy public places. Introverts are not thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies. If there is too much talking and noise going on, they shut down. Their brains are too sensitive to the neurotransmitter called Dopamine. Introverts and Extroverts have different dominant neuro-pathways. Just look it up.

Myth #10 – Introverts can fix themselves and become Extroverts.
A world without Introverts would be a world with few scientists, musicians, artists, poets, filmmakers, doctors, mathematicians, writers, and philosophers. That being said, there are still plenty of techniques an Extrovert can learn in order to interact with Introverts. (Yes, I reversed these two terms on purpose to show you how biased our society is.) Introverts cannot “fix themselves” and deserve respect for their natural temperament and contributions to the human race. In fact, one study (Silverman, 1986) showed that the percentage of Introverts increases with IQ.

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Good, carefully-prepared antipasti, salads, pastas, meat and fish entrees - mostly with a light touch that respects the simplicity at the heart of real Italian cooking. The integrity behind this cuisine may not be appreciated by those accustomed to the heavy, coarse cooking of "Italian-American" joints, but for those who care about good food, it's worth getting to know.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Good sushi - everything else is disappointing. Watery avocado; heavy, chewy tempura batter; no panko crumbs on the shrimp; heavy, not crispy fried oyster breading. For this location and these prices - should be much better.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
White wines by the glass - poor selection due to limited cooler space.
Public - 4 years ago
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Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
OK small plates; reasonable prices for the location; droning club music.
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Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago