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Eden Mack
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For the last few day's I've been sitting on the sidelines listening to all the comments about Allo. Reception has been... mixed. I must admit my own feelings have been somewhat mixed as well. But I've realized something about Allo: it's not a messaging app, it's a container for messaging apps.

OK -- first things first. Google Assistant is cool. It's not perfect. Really it's not more capable than Google Now. But it's interface is great... the natural language thing works. Sure, sometimes it doesn't understand what I'm saying, but that's true of my human friends as well. It's not going to win a Turing award, but I still talk to it the way I would a human. That's cool.

Second, what's up with SMS? It's weird right? Nope. Google has a master plan. When you message an Android user who doesn't have Allo installed, they still get a notification and can respond from within that notification. This is window into Google's vision for Android Instant Apps. Imagine if What's App, FB messanger, Slack, SMS apps and others implemented this feature. (edit: this is happening -- http://www.androidauthority.com/google-app-preview-messaging-718083/ -- heard it hear first :) Now imagine the next step... display the messages inside Allo.

My guess is that in the near future you'll be able to pick the messenger app you want to use based on features rather than community.

Clearly we're not there yet. Allo is a baby step toward a grand vision and we've been promised new features in the weeks ahead. I was disappointed in some of the features (or lack of as the case may be) but I'm willing to hope.

Don't let us down Google.
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I sort of want one of these... and I don't even smoke.
Come on, nobody uses fire anymore, Tina.
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Wow... It's like skynet, but with A/C instead of ICBMs. Nice.
Google just paid for part of its acquisition of DeepMind in a surprising way.
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Does this surprise anyone? It's like wondering why an Enzo uses more fuel than a smart car. Granted, edge has come a long way from its ie roots and is a quality browser. I applaud Microsoft for acknowledging industry standards. Still, chrome has a very different design philosophy. If edge meets your needs that's great, but if you need something more you may need to compromise on the power cord. 
If you feel like your laptop might as well be a PC because of how entirely codependent it is with its power cord, don’t worry, we get it . The struggle is real. But as we wait for wireless charging to actually become a thing (please be a thing), we...
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My son whispers to me excitedly: "If you ask Mom, she'll let you have gum!"

#parenthood
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I'm cheap. I'll be the first to admit it. It's good to be careful and considerate in how you spend your money, but this is an excellent treatise on how to spend your entertainment budget.

Of course this all breaks down if you use something like Netflix as your gauge...
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Huffington Post doesn't seem to get it... Kid Rock has just as much right to voice his opinion as Colin Kaepernick. Both choose to be disrespectful, and neither seem to be offering positive suggestions. That's sad, not criminal.

Personally, I think Kid Rock's statement was the more positive one... Just like the scene in Boondock Saints when they explain the meaning of "erin go bragh"
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son: Can we look up abandoned souls on the computer?
me: What!?
son: You know, the ones that live in the ocean.
me: What!?
son: They're not creepy or anything...
me: searching google Oh... you mean "Banded Sole"
son: Yeah, they are really cool fish!

#parenting
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today on shirt.woot.com
1st place in Derby #557: Extended Play!
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son: I don't think I want to get married.

wife: You may change your mind some day. I never thought I wanted to get married until I met your father.

son: And then you said "Hubba bubba!"

wife: ...something like that.

#parenthood
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Actually, that was my younger son ;)
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Why does chrome use so much RAM? Mostly because it's awesome. An interesting read. If you find chrome taking too much RAM I suggest something like the great suspender extension.
If you've done any research at all into different browsers, you're likely familiar with the fact that Chrome can be a bit of a resource hog -- looking at Task Manager or Activity Monitor, you'll often see Chrome at the top of the list. But why does it use up so much RAM, especially compared…
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Answer (1 of 5): Don't start preparing when you think you're about to be fired; start preparing from the moment you take the job. Think about it - you're going to leave eventually. Whether you leave on your own terms or theirs, you can make your exit a lot easier with a little planning. * Keep ...
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Computer Programmer
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  • K&L Gates
    Senior BPM Developer, 2007 - present
  • USIS
    Application Support Specialist, 2003 - 2007
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As a self-styled technopath, I have choosen to use my powers for fun and profit. I fought crime for a while as a government contractor, but the private sector pays much better. 
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  • Grove City College
    2000