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Jad Boutros
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No disagreements here.
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beer is not Guinness  so come get some celebrate paddys day
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We just updated our Transparency Report, showing how many requests Google gets for information about its users. But we're not allowed to give the full story because the U.S. government says that requests under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) must be kept secret. We can tell you this: Requests have more than doubled around the world since 2009, and more than tripled in the U.S.: http://g.co/u5sp

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An Op-Ed from Russia's president has way more sanity and measuredness then anything else we've been hearing on the subject of Syria particularly in the last few weeks. I am not defending Mr. Putin by any definition nor his track record in handling of the Syrian conflict, however it is also clear the war on Syria is disgusting, stupid, makes no sense at all and on top of that any idea that some random bombing will make anything better seems nuts at best. In short, the whole war is revolting and the fact that the US strategy seems totally confused makes it worse still.
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Ignore the title, the actual article on Bloomberg quantifies the humanitarian issue, it just showed up in my news stream: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-12/u-s-can-take-in-more-than-33-syrian-refugees.html
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The workplace is under attack!
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Jad I want to start using hangout?.. Is it a good idea?..
When are we going to see you in Beirut?...
I want you to try Le Telegraph? & tell me if you like it?..
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For Audi fans out there. Join if you want me to get an R8 (I kid I kid).
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only if you let me borrow your R8.
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On the bright side, the laundry shop is replacing my broken shirt buttons for free. On the other hand, the laundry shop is the one breaking them in the first place.
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+Lea Kissner - It is more funny than anything else. For the last few months, not a week went by where I didn'tget a note from laundry that they fixed a button. Many on shirts worn and laundered for the first time :)
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Interesting article on housing - and rental price - growth in San Francisco. Interesting for the historical context and for suggestions not limited to building skyscrapers. 

https://medium.com/p/ccb31944dce1

(h/t to Eisar)
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+Lea Kissner - I am sure that better inter-city transit would be a great thing to have but it won't change the fact that cities around SF are not building anymore than SF is (and in fact much less so).
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+Norbert Varzariu - I am fairly sure you'll eventually have another reason to update OpenSSL in which case you'll get the new cipher for free :P. I agree we can't know how widespread these will become but the way you could also look at it is that you have a new option basically. It could be that you totally don't need it (nor need to support it for your users) for your use case and data sensitivity or it could also be that you do and then you have this new choice. There is certainly nothing here that makes an immediate update necessary so time may just make your job a bit easier.
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Any Google (and Internet) user is likely following the unfolding of this alleged large-scale and broad NSA snooping with awe so I am very glad the CEO and Chief Legal Officer put out a clear statement on that issue.
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It is most amusing when Onion "news" is reported by non-satirical agencies.
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Engineer/Lead - Google+ Security
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  • Google
    Software Engineer in Security, present
  • Oracle Corporation
    Software Engineer
  • Yodlee Inc.
    Software Engineer
  • Novell Inc.
    Software Engineer
  • Ericsson Research Canada
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Montreal, Canada - Beirut, Lebanon
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I am the only Jad in San Francisco that I know of, whatever that means :) I miss many happy hours for Karate and yep, I like it. I am very enthusiastic about photography yet I rarely take my camera out, I guess I am lazy. I very much enjoy hiking, skiing and playing tennis. I come from a very social and friendly country where the nightlife is awesome, I miss that a bit. I think SF is a beautiful city and I enjoy it more each year. That's me.
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  • Stanford University
    Computer Science
  • McGill University
    Computer Engineering
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