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A little something I got to work on ☺

In addition to ridiculously powerful network performance, it boasts the same qualities as Chromebooks when its comes to speedy startup, security, and ease of use. Setting up and maintaining a home network should not be painful in this day and age.

http://www.wired.com/2015/08/google-onhub-wi-fi-router/
The OnHub router takes all the mystery out of your connectivity.
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I didn't know you were working on it. I've been using it for months now. Good job!
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One of the most bizarre tales of government regulation and bureaucracy run amok post-Depression era has finally come to a close after 70 years. 'Bout time!
Raisin farmers prevail over unconstitutional government regulation.
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That's HUGE.
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Been watching the drama play out on CSPAN today - Looks like it might happen!

"Paul cannot hold off a final vote indefinitely, just for a few days. But until the impasse was resolved, the NSA would lose legal authority to collect and search domestic phone records for connections to international terrorists — the once-secret program revealed by agency contractor Edward Snowden."
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It'd be highly amusing if this expiration required them to irrevocably delete all existing acquired data even if a new law is passed that reauthorizes the surveillance state later this week.

But it's not like they'd comply with that (or are even capable of complying)... or that there are any checks and balances or ways that we'd know.
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The Onion nails it (again):
“As an institution of higher learning, we recognize that it’s inevitable that certain contentious topics will come up from time to time, and when they do, we want to create an atmosphere where both students and faculty feel comfortable voicing a single homogeneous opinion,” said Abrams, adding that no matter the subject, anyone on campus is always welcome to add their support to the accepted consensus. “Whether it’s a discussion of a national political issue or a concern here on campus, an open forum in which one argument is uniformly reinforced is crucial for maintaining the exceptional learning environment we have cultivated here.”
BOSTON—Saying that such a dialogue was essential to the college’s academic mission, Trescott University president Kevin Abrams confirmed Monday that the school encourages a lively exchange of one idea.
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Something that should definitely be tapped :-)
 
We homebrewed an NSA-themed beer. (It's got three hops.) 
When the National Security Agency says they need three hops, it leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. They mean that they're sweeping up hundreds of millions of ordinary Americans' phone records in order to create detailed social graphs.
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"nor [shall any state] deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

Yup.
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Our tax dollars at work here in California.
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Happy #FreedomMonday everyone! As of midnight Eastern Time, certain parts of the USA PATRIOT Act that authorizes bulk collection of data have officially expired. The replacement USA FREEDOM Act (an equally deceptive moniker) which they tried to pass today was blocked and is set for a vote on Tuesday. But for a brief period, at least, we're free of some of the worst aspects of some of the worst legislation rammed thru post-9/11.

(Note: The headline should really read "... Senate Succeeds in blocking meaningless non-reform.")

http://www.wired.com/2015/05/parts-patriot-act-expire-tonight-senate-fails-pass-reform/
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Nice! It will be interesting to see who joins him on the floor. Will your Senators be there? (something tells me Dianne Feinstein won't...) 
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is filibustering the Patriot Act on the Senate floor, and it doesn’t look like he’s going to stop anytime soon. The Republican presidential candidate took control of the
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good stuff. That thing needs to die.
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Baltimore's been in the news over the past couple weeks, and a lot of blame for the situation has been correctly placed -albeit often misplaced - on festering problems there rather than just a single instance of police abuse.

Many including the likes of Jon Stewart and the President, claim that "not enough has been done" (or similar argument) which is code for not enough money spent. However, it turns out that just a couple of years ago over $2,800 per resident was showered upon Baltimore.

The result:
- Nearly all of Baltimore's public schools rank extremely poorly. The #6 school (out of 44) has fewer than 70% of students ranked as "proficient" in algebra, with an even worse proficiency rate in English (http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/maryland/districts/baltimore-city-public-schools)
- Baltimore ranks #6 in violent crime per capita in large cities (>250k, 2012 data, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_cities_by_crime_rate_%282012%29)
- Baltimore is ranked at America's 6th poorest city: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2015/02/18/baltimore-ranked-one-of-americas-poorest-cities/

You get the idea. Point is: When politicians suggest that the root of the problem is lack of money, they might very well be offloading the blame on inept and/or corrupt public administration. Baltimore's city council is a single-party monopoly with 100% belonging to one party*. Lack of competition, not just in industry**, but of ideas is what has kept Baltimore back.

*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltimore_City_Council#Current_Members_of_the_Baltimore_City_Council
**Baltimore doesn't bother to compete, it drove industry out long ago due to all the usual reasons.
The city of Baltimore received over $1.8 billion from President Barack Obama’s stimulus law, including $467.1 million to invest in education and $26.5 million for crime prevention. President Obam
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As a delegate for Santa Clara County, I am proud to be standing with hundreds of colleagues in support of chartering the Log Cabin Republicans at #CAGOP convention. For over 30 years they have fought hard against inane statism and to bring fiscal sanity to California. It passed by an overwhelming margin.
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Software engineer with an affinity toward software-hardware interfaces and open-source. Currently helping to make cloud computing a first class citizen in the laptop space.

In my spare time I enjoy messing around with my Linux box, following politics, beer and wine tasting, finding delicious and spicy (hot) food in silicon valley, going thru my Netflix queue, and just hanging out.

Turn ons: Freedom and individuality.
Turn offs: Demagoguery and lies.

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Went to Watchcare to get a battery replaced and a wrist strap adjusted on two different watches. Spent some time trying it myself but was worried that I'd leave scratches or otherwise damage them. The work was done in less than 5 minutes. Prices were very reasonable and posted on a sign over the register. Overall, if you value your time (no pun intended) then give these guys a try.
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Fantastic lunch! Dropped in and ordered off the lunch menu. I got Panang red curry with chicken and my girlfriend got the Thai basil. We asked for it extra hot and got it exactly to our liking. My curry invigorated my senses and was not too milky or watery -- The curry, spice, and chicken complemented each other just right. My girlfriends' Thai basil was a bit salty, but very tasty. Their "regular" iced tea is passion fruit, and is delicious. Price is very reasonable and service was excellent (supposedly a family restaurant).
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reviewed 3 years ago
The food was priced about right, but I was most amazed at how good and relatively inexpensive their wines are. They even mention in the wine menu that they "only" charge a 50% premium, while most restaurants are probably closer to 150%-200% (e.g. at Passionfish a $15 bottle goes for about $25, while at most places it would go for closer to $40). They also had a good beer menu and a half-liter (about 1.2 US pints) bottle of fine Belgian cost about $8 while many places would be happy to charge $12. So the food price can be offset by their relatively good prices on wine and beer. The food itself is pretty good. They pride themselves on using "sustainably farmed" fish and ingredients, and it shows. I think that overall, it's well worth the price. Service was great during my visit, too!
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Excellent spicy Chinese food! Service was great, the girls waiting our table never let our tea cups go empty. Food was delicious and made my eyes tear :-) Two of the people in my party ordered ma po stinky tofu and I went with spicy Hunan style lamb. I personally hate the smell of stinky tofu, but am told that it tasted great. And I loved the lamb dish, too.
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Good if you like chain food at 2x the price. I ordered the "special" halibut and my girlfriend ordered the lamb shank with couscous. Quality of the halibut was mediocre and was just saturated in butter (could hardly taste any fish). My girlfriends' lamb shank was okay, but we've had similar dishes at middle east restaurants for far less $$$. Don't even think of buying drinks unless you are a masochist with your wallet.
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Very tasty kobideh (ground beef) kebob, delicious tea, great price. The only disappointment was that they charred the veggie kebob we ordered -- the outsides were black but the insides were raw.
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Came in on a Thursday night with my gf and we decided to try nigiri and spicy tuna. Then nigiri did not seem fresh and had way too much wasabe (probably to hide the taste). The spicy tuna was not spicy at all, and tasted kind of like mayo. Overall, mediocre food. Friendly service and cozy atmosphere, were the good parts. Not worth the price though.
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