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How to achieve what's posed in the headline? Be a police officer. Only in America could a man do what Officer Ray Ten...
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I don't often share press articles about our products – they rarely seem to say much of use – but this was just such a good case of a journalist Getting It Right that I had to share. Google+ is very much alive, and our recent changes are focused on making it be the best product it can be for what it's best at: helping people meet people and have great conversations about things they're passionate about. 

One particularly noteworthy thing in this article is its discussion of the "majority illusion:" people tend to assume that their friends are typical of the wider world, but almost by definition they aren't – for one thing, they all have one uncommon attribute in common, which is being your friend in the first place. And since people don't choose their friends randomly from the entire spectrum of humanity, one's friends are always a distorted sample. 

So yes, we have here a tech press article which (correctly) uses an important result in cognitive psychology to explain why lots of tech press articles are nonsense.
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Guess how many people have been killed by American police officers this month of July?

111, on track to be the deadliest month of 2015 (compared to the 115 of March), and close to the old record of 125 people killed by police from June of 2013.


http://killedbypolice.net/
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Just the existence of a web page like that is a sign that something is not working properly. Terrible statistics by the way.
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Oh, Texas.

“We’re out here to protest the sickening behavior of yesterday,” said Ian McDougal, Lake Dallas resident openly carrying a loaded AR-15, concealed revolver and “Don’t Tread On Me” flag. “It’s ruining the charm of this town.”
Open thread for night owls: 'It's ruining the charm of this town'
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TIL brandishing a firearm is not a crime in Texas.
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Great to see some minds being changed :)
 
So, it appears that recent Slate piece on #GMO issues has nudged some people out of their previous misconceptions.

Finally.
Plentiful are the takeaways from Will Saletan’s expertly researched, if a bit viciously anti-activist, barn-burner of piece over at Slate on the various absurdities, lies and distortions in the war...
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On my way to Dublin for a couple of weeks of work, and then to mainland Europe for some fun :)
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I'm sure you can live on fruit & nuts & chocolate for a day :-)
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Lots of interesting regional trends in these maps. (Warning: contains strong language, which is the point.)

https://stronglang.wordpress.com/2015/07/28/mapping-the-united-swears-of-america/
Swearing varies a lot from place to place, even within the same country, in the same language. But how do we know who swears what, where, in the big picture? We turn to data – damn big data. With g...
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Awesome feature
 
Do you ever find yourself trying to avoid long lines or wondering when is the best time to go grocery shopping, pick up coffee or hit the gym (hint: avoid Monday after work)? You’re in luck!

Now, you can avoid the wait and see the busiest times of the week at millions of places and businesses around the world directly from Google Search. For example, just search for "Blue Bottle Williamsburg", tap on the title and see how busy it gets throughout the day. Enjoy your extra time!
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Yes; precisely.

I'd further add that responding to "Black Lives Matter" with "All Lives Matter" is an appropriation of effort; it attempts to subsume the real, diligent efforts of the protesters and activists and extract their yields.

Saying "all lives matter" is pure pablum; it won't achieve anything, and is insulting to those trying to make a difference.
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FTA:
"Use (Apple Music) if you: Like the idea of contributing to a future pseudo-meritocratic music dystopia"
 
"If Apple Music was a Cheesecake Factory menu, Google Music is the board at In N Out: your choices are slim and to the point."
-Emily Yoshida

Congrats to the Google Play Music team!
The biggest ongoing problem in my technological life is when, where, and how to easily listen to music. There are two reasons why this is a problem: 1) music is a vital part of my life — I need a...
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    Computer Science, 1998 - 2003
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    Software Engineer, 2010 - present
  • eBox Technologies
    2008 - 2010
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    2005 - 2007
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They have an awesome gluten-free thin-crust and a good selection of pizza. The service was very good too. There was a small mistake with our order and they dealt with it very professionally :)
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Good, fast service and delicious noodles and spring rolls. The selection of fresh lemonades is great too!
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Came here for our first meal in Asheville and the food was delicious. Great salad, delicious pork loin, good tacos, ... and they had gluten-free beer (I am celiac)!
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Good food, drinks and great atmosphere :)
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Went here for dinner on our first night in Asheville. Great atmosphere, food (great risotto, tasty salad and very well prepared steak), and service (thanks Colleen!)
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Maybe we were just unlucky with the food, but it was terrible. Really uncooked (no, not al dente, we didn't have any problem with pasta anywhere else in Italy) and too salty. When we asked to return it there were condescending stares, and when it came back it was still in a terrible state. Mediocre food and terrible service. Worst experience in our whole trip in Italy.
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