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JB Segal
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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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+***** 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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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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Compliment strangers, especially those whose job it is to help you - cashiers, bus drivers, receptionists, etc. If you have a good experience, report it to their boss. So few people take the time to praise rather than complain, and it can make all the difference.
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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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http://www.futilitycloset.com/2007/09/18/overruled/

This story (which I read in some late 70s trivia book) is the genuine origin of me not shaving.
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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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You know what you get when you soak fruit-filled cookies in Scotch Whisky? Newton Highlands!

(Just had to share it more...)
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