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Wow, this is new "You've reached the download limit for documents not in a Google docs format" -- makes sense if you're trying to push people to that goal, but odd.
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I know they've always capped the total size of your no-Docs drive uploads. Maybe you're hitting that? You could always buy more Drive space.
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Now that is true art!
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Thanks for the video - I appreciate the effort you took to share your experience. Now, I'm off to figure out why my F/H error discharged water all over the floor...
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Frosty morning in Boulder
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I love the colors!
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I have to admit, I was impressed with Google Now last night - we heard the wind starting to kick up and then the rat-a-tat-tat of hail. I turned on the radio to see if there was a tornado warning and my daughter said "I just got a message on my cell phone about a thunderstorm warning". Turns out that was Google Now - they had all the info from the national weather service CAP/Atom feeds. It was a bit delayed (we were in the middle of the storm), but I'm not certain the NWS had it up any earlier. Subtly useful.
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I like The War On Hernias.
 
We're told that the privacy lost to the recently-disclosed PRISM and similar surveillance programs is justified by the fact that they have saved lives. This may well be true; General Keith Alexander's recent testimony outlined several acts of planned violence which PRISM data may have helped to prevent. But let's put this in perspective.

 According to the Heritage Foundation (http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2011/05/terror-trends-40-years-data-on-international-and-domestic-terrorism), terrorism has claimed an average of 140 lives per year in the United States.   Assuming population average life expectancies, that's about 5300 life-years lost. Which puts terrorism just below hernias as a threat to life and limb (based on 2010 data from the CDC http://webappa.cdc.gov/sasweb/ncipc/ypll10.html). Suppose that 2001 were a representative year, that a 9/11-level attack every year was the norm. That gets us up to about 130000 life-years lost. Which puts terrorism just below viral hepatitis.

 So, when you consider what freedoms and rights are worth giving up in the Global War on Terror -- the name has been retired, but the policies have not -- ask yourself whether you'd make the same concessions for the war on hernias. And if not, you should probably demand a different policy.

#GlobalWarOnHernias   #WarOnTerror   #privacy   #PRISM  
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I have yet to figure out why Android phones are such poor music players. Playback stops randomly and then also at certain events (e.g. associating with a wifi). When riding my bike & listening to the phone, I have to disable WiFi or it's pointless. To get uninterrupted playback, I have to put it into airplane mode. 
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My oldest daughter, Bryn Grunwald  is currently in the Philippines and planning a trip to Osaka for a week or so in March. She's trying to learn about where to go and what to do in that area. I've never spent much time in Japan so can't offer much advice - anyone who has traveled there care to comment? What is it like getting around? What do you do for transport / maps / food? +Tipp Moseley -- what are your suggestions since you lived there?
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I used my phone interchangeably with T-Mobile, Docomo, and Soft Bank.  May I recommend the moto g?
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Ok, I admit I was testy, but I was surprised how hard it was to find pricing on the HP chromebook.

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URL (Web site address) where the issue occurred:  search HP in HP website

Provide detailed information to assist HP in your Web-related issue:  In 1999-2000, I took a leave of absence from the University of Colorado and worked for a year at what was (to me) the Digital Equipment Corp.
Research lab, although DEC had recently been acquired by Compaq and was then acquired by HP.

This was an R&D lab in Palo Alto, and we had these weekly employee meetings --- I recall Norm Jouppi and Jeff Mogul (both of whom I think are still at HP Labs) discussing topics.

One day, we had a talk about someone who did a usability analysis of the DEC/Compaq/HP/I forgot which website and they said the big thing that was different between DEC/Compaq/HP and DELL (the company to aspire to) was that on every DELL page there were directions on HOW TO BUY THINGS.

Tragically, at the end of my lovely year many of the folks from DEC-WRL went off to a small startup called Google and others went to HP Labs.

Me, I went back to Colorado, which, other than quality of life, may lead you to question my wisdom.

So, long story short, it's 2013 and I'm looking at the HP Chromebook 14". I google search and get embedded in some tech specs page. I'm trying to figure out the price and if I could buy it cheaper through HP than from Walmart (which had a BUY button). I then search once again and I'm given a load of links to tech support options and other things.
Except a BUY button.

It is good to see that HP is the Dorian Gray of web store design -- some place, there is a mirror in a dark room in which Hewlett and Packard see a picture of Michael Dell (or in this case, Walmart) eating their lunch.
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Many of those HP Labs folks are at Google now, too :)

I'm amazed by your patience.  In my case, Jeff Bezos is eating the lunch, but I'm not sure when he'd have time because I ordered a Chromebook 11 about 36 hours ago and am unboxing it as I type.
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It's now a meme
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Making hay while the sun shines, in the field out back...
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New google maps UI is nice - good job to those who worked on it
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