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Great article profiling Jony Ive, lead designer at Apple.  Long, but worth the read.

Some good tidbits from the article:
 - Ive's design team started prototyping larger iPhones as far back as the iPhone 4 (released in 2010).
 - Apple started thinking about a watch in 2011.
Both of these show how long Apple iterates on products before releasing them.
“So much of our manufactured environment testifies to carelessness,” Ive says. Things are “developed to be different, not better.” Credit Photograph by Pari Dukovic
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This article makes the point that drug addiction is caused more by loneliness than chemical dependence. And that the war on drugs is thus counter productive. Quoting from the article:

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Nearly fifteen years ago, Portugal had one of the worst drug problems in Europe, with 1 percent of the population addicted to heroin. They had tried a drug war, and the problem just kept getting worse. So they decided to do something radically different. They resolved to decriminalize all drugs, and transfer all the money they used to spend on arresting and jailing drug addicts, and spend it instead on reconnecting them -- to their own feelings, and to the wider society. The most crucial step is to get them secure housing, and subsidized jobs so they have a purpose in life, and something to get out of bed for. I watched as they are helped, in warm and welcoming clinics, to learn how to reconnect with their feelings, after years of trauma and stunning them into silence with drugs.

The results of all this are now in. An independent study by the British Journal of Criminology found that since total decriminalization, addiction has fallen, and injecting drug use is down by 50 percent. I'll repeat that: injecting drug use is down by 50 percent. Decriminalization has been such a manifest success that very few people in Portugal want to go back to the old system.
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New evidence about addiction isn't just a challenge to us politically. It doesn't just force us to change our minds. It forces us to change our hearts....
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"Recent research also has shown that children raised without religion tend to remain irreligious as they grow older — and are perhaps more accepting. Secular adults are more likely to understand and accept the science concerning global warming, and to support women's equality and gay rights. One telling fact from the criminology field: Atheists were almost absent from our prison population as of the late 1990s, comprising less than half of 1% of those behind bars, according to Federal Bureau of Prisons statistics. This echoes what the criminology field has documented for more than a century — the unaffiliated and the nonreligious engage in far fewer crimes."

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More children are “growing up godless” than at any other time in our nation's history. They are the offspring of an expanding secular population that includes a relatively new and burgeoning category of Americans called the “Nones,” so nicknamed because they identified themselves as believing in “nothing in particular” in a 2012 study by the Pew Research Center .
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Good article about the history and challenges of East Palo Alto.
 
East of Palo Alto’s Eden
What if Silicon Valley had emerged from a racially integrated community? Would the technology industry be different?  Would we? And what can the..
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Sounds like fake meat tasting as good as real meat could be available within a decade (with the first products available in 2015). Once perfected, fake meat will be healthier, cheaper, better for the environment (much less green house grass emissions), and just as tasty as real meat.
More protein than beef. More omegas than salmon. Tons of calcium, antioxidants, and vitamin B. In their secret R&D lab, the scientists at Beyond Meat concocted a plant-protein-based performance burger that delivers the juicy flavor and texture of the real thing with none of the dietary and environmental downsides.
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The issue I keep pointing out is that fake meats and other plant based foods have a negative impact on diabetic diets which, by necessity, must be very low carbohydrate. One quick way to evaluate food for diabetic impact is too calculate the number of calories per gram of carbohydrate.

Based on measurements of my own body's response, I can tolerate 1 gram of carbohydrate per 20 calories. Other diabetics who are willing to be personal lab rats have found similar numbers. Most of the plant-based meat substitutes consumed somewhere between a third and a half of my carbohydrate limit for providing only a quarter of my calorie intake. The question no plant-based advocate has answered is where do I get the rest of my calories from if I can't eat any more carbohydrates?
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Contrary to what sceptics predicted the basic incomes model created more economic activity and work
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An Ultra HD Time-Lapse Of Earth That Is 100% Worth Watching

"It's strange that we can be blasé about space-imagery, our appetites glutted by a steady stream of "mesmerizing," "humbling," and "mindblowing" footage of our planet. It takes more than a view from the ISS to give us pause. So trust us when we say that this video is definitely worth the watch."

See the video at io9: http://goo.gl/6FvOXO
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I agree! Everyone should learn to code.
 
I agree with Obama....all kids need to learn to code
Colors, letters and coding? President Obama has new homework for America’s students.
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Project HoloLens from Microsoft looks amazing. Just announced today. I look forward to trying it!
The prototype is amazing. It amplifies the special powers that Kinect introduced, using a small fraction of the energy. Project HoloLens’ key achievement—realistic holograms—works by tricking your brain into seeing light as matter.
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Did you ever wonder why some teams work better than others?  This article explains
It’s about listening, empathy and having more women.
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HINT: Don't tell your kids that they are. More than three decades of research shows that a focus on “process”—not on intelligence or ability—is key to success in school and in life
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More apps for Cardboard, plus an updated SDK with Unity support!
 
Cardboard and your phone make serious fun. We've got a fresh round of updates for Cardboard users, developers, and makers.
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+Marina Vance​ you can order one from several places, the most will known being http://www.dodocase.com/products/google-cardboard-vr-goggle-toolkit. See the linked article for other places you can get it from.
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Real-life sharing rethought for the web, wherever you are. Google+ for mobile makes sharing the right things with the right people a lot sim

Nexus S – The new Android phone from Google
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Nexus S is the newest Android phone from Google. With Gingerbread, fast just got faster.

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Explore the world from the palm of your hand with Google Earth. Use Google Earth to fly around the planet with the swipe of a finger. Explor

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Kindle books on your phone including thousands of free books. No Kindle required The Kindle app is optimized for Android devices giving user

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Welcome to Chrome Beta for Android!- Preview the latest features: Try out the newest features. (Sometimes these may be a little rough around

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Google Search has always been about finding the best results for you. Sometimes that means results from the public web, but sometimes it mea

Google Lat Long: Find treasure with Google Maps
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Archeological analysis has confirmed that our Google Maps Street View team has indeed found one of history's long lost relics: a treasure ma

Delivering Happiness
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As is par for the course in developing countries, tap water is non-potable in Ghana. Because I spend so much time at MEST where we have wate

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Who are the Niantic Project, and what are they hiding? I'm digging things up as fast as I can....

Google Lat Long: 3D imagery now available on iPad and iPhone
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Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 8:52 AM. Today, we're happy to announce the availability of 3D imagery for Google Earth on the new iPad, iPad 2 a

Android @ I/O: the playground is open
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(Cross-posted on the Official Android Blog) Last year at Google I/O, we talked about momentum, mobile and more. This year, we're picking up

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any time. any place. any dance.

Great food, good atmosphere and service. Overall a nice diner that we'll come back to regularly.
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Great pizza! No meat, but honestly the pizzas were so good that I didn't miss the best.
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Best deli around. I love the sandwiches!
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Excellent brunch, loved the eggs benny. Also liked the decor.
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Clean rooms, excellent buffet breakfast (with made to order eggs), free WiFi throughout the hotel (including in the rooms), staff speaks English, good location within walking distance to various restaurants and waterfront. Loved our stay here!
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Good food (though too salty), but slow service and very loud. Loved the desserts.
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The Gables Inn is a wonderful B&B with great old-world charm, comfortable rooms, yummy breakfasts (we liked the food so much that we bought their cookbook!), and a nice rural location set among vinyards but still close to town. We loved our stay there and would recommend it to others!
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