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I'll be at the CHI Conference. Let me know if you want to say hi there!
 
Just three days until the 2015 ACM conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems begins (  #CHI2015 , http://goo.gl/Zon2Pi)! As a Champion-level sponsor, Google will be on hand to share our latest research, with Googlers presenting papers, offering workshops, and participating in panels and case studies. Visit our Google at Chi mobile site, linked below, to see a list of the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research we will be presenting. If you're attending #CHI2015 , stop by the Google booth to say hello!
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"To plant increasing amounts of water-intensive crops in a desert would be questionable in the best of times. To continue doing so in the middle of a historic drought, even as scientists warn that climate change will increase the frequency and severity of future droughts, seems nothing less than reckless."
Consuming 80 percent of California’s developed water but accounting for only 2 percent of the state’s GDP, agriculture thrives while everyone else is parched.
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Whether the water price is "fair" or "gamed" is a completely subjective judgment; the neutral way to state the fact would have been "the farmers have somewhat successfully lobbied their interest on water usage".

On the same drought issue, we have Fox News and other conservative media claiming that we won't have water shortage problem at all if liberal environmentalists didn't block the construction of water preservation dams (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/04/16/man-made-disaster-critics-say-california-drought-caused-by-misguided/). The block was meant to protect Delta Smelt, an endangered fish species, but apparently those fishes are heading for extinction anyway despite the effort.

And finally we have this Wired article telling us that it's naive to swallow either side of the story completely or to blame almonds or Delta Smelt fishes (http://www.wired.com/2015/04/drought-isnt-californias-water-problem/).

As the Wired article stated: "Don’t judge. These farmers and cities have been worried about California’s water situation for a lot longer than you’ve been wringing your hands over almonds. Actually, you know what? Delta smelt is the almond of endangered species." To really understand or solve the problem, we need to "transcend beyond sum zero drought mentality".
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The most difficult solo violin piece absolutely tackled to the ground by an amazing player.

David Garrett - 03 - Caprice 24 [Garrett vs Paganini]:

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Breaking Nazi code is hard work. 
Of the 10,000-plus staff at the Government Code and Cypher School during World War II, two-thirds were female. Three veteran servicewomen explain what life was like as part of the code-breaking operation during World War II.
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Muslim islamic panther code exploitive more sophisticated ... but, those Nazis #commoncore are worse are motivated by hate not cloak in love 
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Good read on the Indiana religious freedom act controversy. 
There are narrow but possibly important differences between the Indiana law and the one supported by President Obama.
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Has everyone has lost their GOD DAMMED MINDS? If you don't like how a person runs their business? DON'T DO BUSINESS WITH THEM! It's that simple!!! Start your own!
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Wow...  This is pretty explosive if it's true:
Indiana Governor says that there will be "additional legislation to clarify the intent of the law", but he "will not push for" adding sexual orientation "as a protected class under the state's civil rights laws".

After these comments, the discrimination intent is super clear, ins't it?  Remember that when one of us lose our rights, we all do.
Critics of the new law say it allows businesses to discriminate against gays by denying them service.
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Right. "Protected class" doesn't mean the govt follows you around and protects you so you never have issues. It means when you do get discriminated against, and you sue and you can prove your case, the court applies a tougher legal test. Gender discrimination lawsuits are notoriously difficult for women to win.
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Give $1 to 'Arsenic removal filter for Cambodia' and Ed will match it.

Support Geo-Life together! – One Today by Google https://onetoday.google.com/m/0mwjgqch
Did you know? 320,000 people are at risk for arsenic poisoning in their drinking water in Cambodia.
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Mturk user demographic re-studied.
 
Demographics of Mechanical Turk: Now Live! (April 2015 edition)
One of the most common question that I receive is whether I have new data about the demographics of Mechanical Turk workers. The latest data that I had collected were back in 2010, and it was not clear how things have changed since then. The key problem was...
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Web campaign saves noodle stall sign in a case of Gov't over reach.

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A Vietnam council returns a noodle shop's joke sign after social media campaign.
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I would not be surprised if this was a planned event.
Two American F-18 fighters have made a rare landing at an Air Force base in Taiwan after one of the planes encountered mechanical problems.
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Congrats to +Mike Chen+Jackey Wang and their team for releasing Tickle, a Scratch-like visual language for learning how to program. Not only can you create programs that run on the iPad, you can control other devices like drones!
New visual programming app for Rolling Spider. Learn how to program Rolling Spider and be familiar with programmation through Tickle App. A fun experience !
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Give $1 to 'Provide women a way out of the sex trade' and Ed will match it. Support Anchal Project together! – One Today by Google https://onetoday.google.com/m/DQcmRHQ6
Did you know? 3 million women in India are trapped in the commercial sex trade.
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  • University of Minnesota
    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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Staff Research Scientist at Google (embedded in Google+) focusing on HCI and Social Computing
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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 at Google
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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.
Public - a year ago
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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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