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JB Segal
Attended New York University
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I believe that G+'s rules about pseudonymity and anonymity were wrong-headed, potentially dangerous, culturally deaf, useless, and basically stupid.

http://infotrope.net/2011/08/04/google-plus-names-policy-explained/
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/google_plus_bans_creator_of_firefox_for_using_his.php
https://bentrem.wordpress.com/2011/07/24/sidebar-googles-plus-suspensions/

I'm also frustrated that they managed to have seemingly neutered a site that could've been So Much Better than FB.
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  • New York University
    CS, Audio Engineering, 1985 - 1989
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Ok, late October in L.A.
10/30 +Allison Feldhusen and I are going to see Nightmare Before Christmas at the Hollywood Bowl, with Danny Elfman, Catherine O'Hara, Paul Rubens, and Ken Page. (That is a big venue! Something like 93 rows front to back?)
We expect to get out there Weds night, and have Thu-sometime Mon. to do things. At least one of those days will be spent communing with The Mouse West.
What else should we be doing during the trip? Ingress, Museums, Quirky stuff, Food are top picks.
(Pink's is already on the list. The appropriate episode of The Layover and other Bourdain shows are some of my default starting points.)

https://ohmy.disney.com/movies/2016/09/06/tim-burtons-nightmare-before-christmas-is-creeping-back-to-the-hollywood-bowl/
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+***** Have you tried this? The person who told me about it claims the owners are Texans.



JB Segal They're literally called, The Taco Shop, and I know there's one on Østerbrogade up near the corner of Jagtvej, and another down near the center, but I can't remember exactly where. But you should be able to look them up. Hope your friend satisfies their craving. 
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My newest taco fave is Pancho's Taqueria in Dedham Square. Although they are very popular and they don't have a lot of sitting room. They are better for carry-out. 
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How the heck did I just discover that Daevid Allen is dead now, 15 months later?
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/mar/13/daevid-allen
Damn it.
#fuckcancer  
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I am repeatedly amazed at just how INCOMPETENTLY BAD +YouTube's Subscription notification is.

The left hamburger menu Subscriptions section regularly has new numbers flagging channels where no, there's nothing new, and NO FLAG where something was added 5 days ago, 3 weeks, and 2 months ago, but which I haven't looked at for all that time because it NEVER TOLD ME there was a new video to check out.

I have no idea if I know anyone there or not, but if someone can get the YT team to explain WTF they're smoking, I'd appreciate it.
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" . . . if someone can get the YT team to explain WTF they're smoking, I'd appreciate it."

Or at least share.
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"I was just watching Funding Nemo."

"“Funding Nemo”! What a great movie, all about Venture Capitalism, and Dory! The Angel Investor!"
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Pbbbtbtbttbt!
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http://www.justinobeirne.com/essay/what-happened-to-google-maps

I very much appreciate his analysis, and agree with his conclusions.

+Google Maps - You've been going down the wrong road for years now. Your desktop UX folks, too (not covered in this essay) have also gone off the rails, sadly.
Surprising Changes to Google Maps's Cartography Browsing Google Maps over the past year or so, I've often thought that there are fewer labels than there used to be. Google's cartography was revamped three years ago – but surely this didn't include a reduction in labels? Rather, the sparser maps appear to be a recent development. A few days ago, I was looking at some screenshots I used for a post in April 2010. I've posted one of tho...
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+Aliza Panitz How much do automated nav systems care about graphic display choices? 
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How the fuque do I pick what circle I'm reading in the new webui of G+?

Also, why am I only showing as following 31 people???

Are they TRYING to kill this the rest of the way?
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What +Emily L said. It's annoying that you have to do that, but then it works. I'm hoping that if a lot of people turn Circles on, they'll realize this is a functionality people use. 
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I was driving someplace with someone recently - I was the passenger - and we were discussing traffic engineering and trying not to brake and such.
This video discusses it all pretty well...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APkpiO0QQ_k

Who was I riding with??
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Actually, probably DDA.
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If you were to be trying to do a personal happiness building regime that included "Acts of kindness: Make a conscious effort to do something nice for no reason other than to help." what would those acts look like, do you expect?
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I started in the other direction- with a daily practice of noting and recognizing times when I and other people did things that day which increased happiness. Once I had that practice going for a few months, it was easy for me to see ways to increase those. An important distinction for me was that it's "things done THAT increased happiness," and not "things done TO increase happiness." Intention is not important, especially at first; noticing things that I and others do for independent reasons also have the end effect of increasing happiness goes a long way. 
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This is the best.
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If I'm looking for this generation's Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick, who - besides Boden and Spiers - am I looking for?
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Dr. Seuss was FAMOUS for spending a long time with every book making sure the scansion of all his rhymes was perfect.

I really wish ALL the writers of children's book who write in rhyme would care as much.

(I'm looking at you, Little Blue Truck...)
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I still love LBT. Beep beep beep!
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