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Fortune magazine is sure gutsy.
 
"Slight... with a bowl cut." 

Joshua Wong, the teenage face of Hong Kong's pro-democracy Occupy protests and co-founder of the student activist group Scholarism, is no.10 on Fortune's "The World's 50 Greatest Leaders." 

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Luckily, I speak Mandarin and Cantonese.
 
Fascinating graph. "The phrase actually comes from a Medieval Latin proverb, “Graecum est; non potest legi,” meaning “It is Greek; it cannot be read.” From there, the phrase filtered into many European languages. Today, English, Spanish, Polish, Norwegian and Swedish all use Greek as a metaphor for incomprehensibility.

Mark Liberman, a professor linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania, started wondering what the equivalent was in different languages. Drawing on a variety of sources, including Wikipedia, Omniglot and user comments, he created the graph above, which shows the language that other languages use to describe things that are hard or impossible to understand."
English speakers say, “It’s all Greek to me,” when they find something hard to understand. Shakespeare used the phrase in “Julius Caesar” (“Those that understood him smiled at one another and shook their heads; but for mine own part, it was Greek to me”). It’s also common in Spanish, where some people think it gave […]
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Because of the curly shape of the alphabet? That's the only thing I can think of...
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This particular politician seems rather "oily" to me. Surprised that he got reelected. 
JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel apologized on Monday for making what were widely condemned as racist comments last week in saying that Arab citizens were voting in “droves.” But even as he spoke with a group of Israeli Arabs gathered at his Jerusalem residence, ...
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This comparison of Taiwan with Israel is fascinating in all kinds of ways. 
For many years during the Cold War, “China” meant Taiwan to both U.S. parties. And then the bipartisan supported collapsed. Listening, Bibi?
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As the Economist points out, the next few years could prove pivotal in Taiwanese politics, and as always, threatened by the relations with the Chinese gov't.
AFTER more than seven years of calm relations between China and Taiwan, leaders in Beijing are beginning to warn that tensions will rise again if the winner of...
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In Hong Kong and in Taiwan, the times are a changin'. The future is uncertain. 
Umbrella Movement, Hong Kong.Photo: Johan Nylander During last year’s Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong, where tens of thousands of people occupied the streets and called for free elections, Taiwan – which also has a strained relationship with Beijing – showed solid support. Taiwan’s president Ma Ying-jeou, who I interviewed last autumn in [...]
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Humans vs. Computers.
 
Funny SMBC comic today on comparing what computers can do well with what humans can do well.
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Indiana got stuck in the past.
 
TAKING A STAND: Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is firing back after Indiana’s governor signed a measure that will allow businesses to turn away gay and lesbian customers in the name of religious freedom. Details on the fallout: http://abc7ne.ws/1bzb9SF

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1950's past that demoralized Alan Turing. I won't be spending 'tuppence' in Indiana (pun intended).
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China to regulate dancing grannies. This is funny weird in all kinds of ways.

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People who gather to dance in China's public spaces will soon only be allowed to perform government-approved routines.
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"The Big Brother is watching you."
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End of an era in Singapore.

NYTimes: Lee Kuan Yew, Founding Father and First Premier of Singapore, Dies at 91
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As prime minister for 31 years, Mr. Lee transformed the tiny island outpost into a modern, affluent city-state admired for its efficiency and low level of corruption.
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My deepest condolences to MM Lee and Family.
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Recommenders are awesome!
 
New Yorker mocking Amazon's personalization and recommendations: "Internet-Maximized Extrapolated Likes and Dislikes Algorithm. Thanks to 'her,' we’re now able to analyze all your purchase information—and other online and Cloud-stored data newly made available to us, by ourselves—to serve you better than is humanly possible (literally) ... An exciting new system that takes all the bother, all the deciding, all the paying—all the shopping—out of shopping."
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Achievement Unlocked:
Just lent $125 to Kiva groups in Cambodia.
A portion of the loan helped a member to buy rice seeds for her farmland.
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    B.S., minor in Math, 1992 - 1994
  • University of Minnesota
    M.S., minor in Scientific Computation, 1994 - 1996
  • University of Minnesota
    Ph.D., 1996 - 1999
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Disclaimer: This is my personal G+ account, and represents mainly my own personal opinions, and does not represent Google in any official way.

Ed H. Chi is a Staff Research Scientist at Google, working on the Google+ project.  Ed was the Area Manager and a Principal Scientist at Palo Alto Research Center's Augmented Social Cognition Group. He led the group in understanding how Web2.0 and Social Computing systems help groups of people to remember, think and reason. Ed completed his three degrees (B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.) in 6.5 years from University of Minnesota, and has been doing research on user interface software systems since 1993. He has been featured and quoted in the press, including the Economist, Time Magazine, LA Times, and the Associated Press.

With 20 patents and over 80 research articles, his most well-known past project is the study of Information Scent --- understanding how users navigate and understand the Web and information environments. Most recently, he leads a group of researchers at PARC to understand the underlying mechanisms in online social systems such as Wikipedia and social tagging sites. He has also worked on information visualization, computational molecular biology, ubicomp, and recommendation/search engines. He has won awards for both teaching and research. In his spare time, Ed is an avid Taekwondo martial artist, photographer, and snowboarder.

In 2012, Ed was the Technical Program Chair for ACM CHI2012 conference, the premier conference on Human-Computer Interaction research. 

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    Staff Research Scientist, 2011 - present
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    Area Manager and Principal Scientist, 2007 - 2011
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    Sr. Research Scientist, 1999 - 2006
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FOOD POISONING!! Avoid! We were big fans of Mikuni for a long time, having been Northstar season passholders for a long time. We loved their beef-don that were served many years ago in the take-out section next door. Unfortunately, this place has been going downhill for some time, and I had really hoped that it would improve over the last few years, but we just had a food poisoning event here that is the straw that broke the camel's back. We will never be back again, to say the least. Last Sunday, I had family visiting from out of town, and we excitedly settled into our condo in the villiage and walked over to Mikuni for our very first meal on the mountain. The food was reasonably tasty, if not expensive ($13 for a sushi roll), but this was what I expected to pay in the village, so no big deal. We had two kid bento boxes, a California roll, two more sushi rolls, an Udon, and a beef teriyaki entree. Everyone was reasonably full and we walked out of the restaurant reasonably happy. The nightmare begun about 2-3 hours later. One of the kids on our trip started to throw up all over the bathroom, and this lasted all night. An obvious case of food poisoning! We happened to have a SF doctor friend who is also renting a condo nearby who came to check up on the kid, and confirmed it as a typical case of food poisoning. Given that the only other food she ate after lunch was a packaged chocolate bar (which I also had part of), I think this was pretty clear case of where the source was---Mikuni, a meal that I spent over $100+ for. The kid ended up missing the entire day of skiing, held up in the condo, vomiting water and Gatorade all day. We went to the restaurant to inform them of the issue on Wednesday. The assistant manager promised to talk to the supervising manager and get back to us in two days. They never called. We called again today, only to be told that it wasn't their responsibility, since no one else had called to tell them they got sick that day! Need I say more?!
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Good value, but quality seems to be going down some over time. My visit tonight left a bit of bad taste in my mouth given the amount of MSG and grease used in the cooking. Will likely to start avoid going here.
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Good food and good service after coming down from the mountain. What else do you want? Had the squash bisque and the Lamb chops. Both well done and yummy. With 12 people at our table, service was good and prompt. Food came out at the right times. When we needed to add a wine, the service was swift.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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Came here as part of a company offsite with close to 30 people. The service was efficient and professionally conducted. The guide offered plenty of explanation of the wildlife and was friendly and kept an eye on time. I only wish we could have paddled harder, but understate that they must accommodate abilities of all levels during a big group like ours.
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This is the best restaurant in Barcelona when we recently visited the city. Reservations must be made 2 months in advance on the website at midnight CEST time, and I'm glad we did. This was not only a culinary experience that we remember, but I can already tell that we will keep telling the story of the amazing food here for years to come.
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We went to Dragon Fly on a Monday night last week with 7 people. The reservation was handled with professionalism, and the table was ready, and the service was overall decent through out the meal. What was horrible was the food. Other than one pork dish we ended up ordering at the very end of the meal because we were not satiated, everything else was largely forgettable or terrible. I have been here a few times, so this was a disappointment to me and my out of town guests. We ordered a number of rolls and they were all bland and have very little flavor, and the meat pieces are tiny, and not worth the price they were charging for them. The highlight of the meal was the edamame we ordered as appetizers, and little bits of the pork entre that I mentioned at the end that everyone got a taste of. Very disappointing. Will avoid at all cost in the future.
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Food: Poor - FairDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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