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What is this critter?

I went outside because I thought I heard something on the roof, but there was nothing. I found some tunnels that looked like what a mole would make. (Basically, raised grass and dirt that compresses back down when you step on it.) Then, as I was heading back into the house I noticed this critter. At the time, I assumed it had made the tunnels, but I'm not actually sure. Is it a groundhog? It is slightly smaller than a cat.

I got these pictures of it with my phone, then went inside to grab a real camera (so I could zoom rather than crop) but when I opened the door it ran away.

FWIW, it seems to believe in the strategy of "if I'm not moving you can't see me", and it seemed to be carrying that piece of vegetation in it's mouth without eating it.
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Groundhogs are in the squirrel family, so if you have scrawny squirrels it makes sense that you'd have scrawny groundhogs.
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marmot)
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I had been trying to describe Yvapurũ to some people, but had forgotten what they were called. This is the grape-like fruit that grows on tree trunks/branches.
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+Matthew Brewer Actually, there's a chance they do and I thought it was different because they used a different name. If they do have one, I'm pretty sure I didn't see it fruiting.
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This is the best build system I've ever used. Now it is free.
 
This tool is amazing at Google. You want it for your personal projects.
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Well that's new. I was not expecting them to start worrying about net neutrality on mobile anytime soon.
I am proposing the FCC use its Title II authority to implement and enforce open internet protections, banning paid prioritization, and the blocking and throttling of lawful content and services.
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We have a wind chill advisory. Some schools are closed just from the cold, even though there's only a little snow. It's funny how everyone is freaking out given how simple the solution given at the end is.


...Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until noon CST Thursday...

A Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until noon CST Thursday.

* Timing...bitterly cold wind chills today...tonight and Thursday morning.

* Wind chill values...20 below to 34 below zero.

* Impacts...wind chills at this level could cause frostbite on exposed skin in 30 minutes or less.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors...make sure you wear a hat and gloves.
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BTW... it's 6F at my house right now.

I'm considering going backpacking this weekend, but wondering if I'll be endangering Jess' dog too much, I'd have to loan her a coat as a blanket, and a sleepingpad. I'll have to think on this more.
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How two Cosmonauts battled extreme cold, darkness, and limited resources to save Salyut 7.
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I'd just like to point out that it's been nearly 147 years since the law was passed, and people are still celebrating / bitterly angry.
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This is why I laugh when people say the local hard drive will always be faster than hitting the network.

Also, it's nice to see more of these "secrets" going officially public.
 
Today at the Open Network Summit we showed how we've been running our datacenter networks for the past decade.  (For full details you'll have to wait for a paper we'll publish at SIGCOMM 2015 in August.)  

Great networking has long been a key ingredient in having a great cloud platform, and of course you get to use these same networks on +Google Cloud Platform. 
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Kinda like a snoop of another processor's cache is faster than hitting main memory... odd how that parallels isn't it?
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Dear Lazyplus:
With Google Inbox, is it possible to search through "done" messages separately from archived ones?

Part of why I traditionally leave everything in my inbox is that it's convenient to be able to search through it to exclude messages that would have been filtered into other folders. (Or I can search in a specific folder if I know it would be in that folder.)

Google Inbox encourages keeping an empty inbox, but I'm not sure if there's a way to differentiate between messages marked as done and those archived by my filters. It seems like marking a message as done just archives it, like the "archive" button in gmail.
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Coincidentally, I filed a bug a couple days ago about the strange is: -> label: behavior for other keywords, so it's possible someone is taking a look at that right now.
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Here's a bunch of stuff I wasn't allowed to talk about, but now they've made a bit more information public.
 
Today, countries all over the world are recognizing Data Privacy Day — known as Data Protection Day in Europe. Take a tour of one of our data centers to see how we’re safeguarding your data.

Learn more about protecting your privacy in the Google Safety Center: http://goo.gl/JBKqaY 

#DPD15 #SafeOnline
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Wow, I actually agree with Microsoft on this one!
Is a U.S. warrant enough to force an American company to breach privacy laws abroad? Microsoft with the support of friends and foes alike, says no
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This is what happens if you mention Google in conversation while holding a phone...
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I have the Moto 360 and occasionally will find it attempting to transcribe my conversation, or showing random search results.  I can't tell if the audio trigger is to blame or not though, as tapping the watchface while it's on also triggers it.  Either way, it's a bit twitchy.
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