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Eric Willisson
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Heh, I am amused by the most popular answers.
 
Why do you use Google+?
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I hate facebook
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I'm not sure
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I love android!
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Cats
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They tricked me into coming here
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but what if more that one applies?
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You need to watch this. You all need to watch this. #marlboro (you'll understand once you've watched this. Though I don't think our Image Search algorithms actually work quite the way he thinks they do)

http://youtu.be/6UsHHOCH4q8
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What gets me is that PMI and others, even after getting squashed in Australia, are all muscling in on the other areas like, "Eh? EH? What're you going to do about it? You don't have the money to defeat us!" And it's sadly true. :(
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Wow, I've been seeing this spread around the Web, and it's really cool stuff.

http://youtu.be/BEG-ly9tQGk
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He is ridiculously good at speed shooting, and he has some nice trick shots, but most of his historic claims are a bunch of crap and his long range accuracy in the few shots he does is pretty poor. 
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They would know, they own most of it.
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They are the chosen ones!
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♪I'm dreaming of a wet Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know...♪
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Darlin' it's bettah down where it's wettah, take it from me! ;3
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It's happening!
 
Set your Status on Hangouts in Gmail

Status messages for Hangouts in Gmail are “available” starting today! Status messages make it easy to tell your Gmail contacts what you’re doing - whether you're going on a trip, working from home on Tuesday, or thinking about adopting a puppy. 

You can see your friends’ statuses by selecting the “Contacts” tab on the bottom left corner of Hangouts. If you’re not already using Hangouts in Gmail, simply click on your photo above the chat list and select “Try the new Hangouts”.
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Some of you have probably seen by now, Lenovo put software that bypasses SSL on their consumer laptops so they could serve extra ads.

This would be bad enough, but as the second link shows, it was laughably simple to break in so that anyone can do man-in-the-middle attacks. It's amazing that he ran strings on the binary and found "-----BEGIN ENCRYPTED PRIVATE KEY-----"

http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/02/lenovo-pcs-ship-with-man-in-the-middle-adware-that-breaks-https-connections/

http://blog.erratasec.com/2015/02/extracting-superfish-certificate.html#.VOYzk3VGjUZ
Superfish may make it trivial for attackers to spoof any HTTPS website.
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NB: from what I've heard, this only affects the consumer line, not the Thinkpad T line (what most businesses use). Really though, did not even one person involved in this have any security sense at all?
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Just for the record, this has been the roof garden outside of my office for the past few days. And yes, those rectangular planks lying on the snow are actually the tops of picnic tables.
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We know it's time to rake our roof when our patio table is no longer identifiable in the snow drifts.
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One metal Lego weighs about ten times as much as a normal Lego.

Further experimentation suggested it may be closer to nine. My balance has a high friction coefficient.
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+Iawen Penn​ They were a Christmas gift! I have eight.
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This is the most complicated thing I've put together today.
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Colin Morgan, Louise Brealey and Charlotte Ritchie all appear in the Radio 4 drama. We know what we'll be listening to this Christmas...
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For many people, gender identity is more complex than just "male" or "female."  Starting today, I'm proud to announce that Google+ will support an infinite number of ways to express gender identity, by giving you the option to customize the way your gender is represented on your profile. 

Previously, we provided options for “Male,” “Female,” and “Other,” to encompass both those who don't fit into the traditional gender labels and those who don't want to declare their gender to the world at large. Now, the gender field on your profile will contain four entries, “Male,” “Female,” “Decline to state,” and “Custom.”  When “Custom” is selected, a freeform text field and a pronoun field will appear. You can still limit who can see your gender, just like you can now. We’ll be rolling this feature out for all users over the next few days.

Many thanks to the people and groups who gave us advice on the best ways to do this. Your input has been really valuable to us, and we hope you like the result!
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/updates Iawen's info accordingly/
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  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Computer Science, 2007 - 2012
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"You had to find the truth for yourself. That is how we all find the truth."
"And if the truth is terrible?"
"I think you know the answer to that one."
"The answer is that, terrible or not, it is still the truth."
"And then?" said the voice, like a teacher encouraging a promising pupil.
"And then the truth can be changed."

-- Terry Pratchett, Unseen Academicals
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Great place, huge game selection (both older, traditional board games like chess and go, and the newer, more esoteric style pictured), and very friendly staff. You can even be taught games you don't know!
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reviewed 3 months ago
They were, indeed, quick, and did exactly what I asked. I'm certainly coming back!
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The selection here is excellent, and it is in a very convenient location. The staff are all incredibly helpful and friendly. I love the cafe, as well.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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