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Hey, Google+. Did someone quit their job at Google?

Best of luck in future endeavors, +Vic Gundotra.
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Gary, still hate using Google +, it's full of bugs etc :(
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Wow. The level of butchering of the intended order is crazy. No wonder the show's doing poorly. You'd think Fox would've learned after Firefly.
 
Almost Human Episode guide for watching Season One in Order
+Almost Human  had to go through FOX tinkering when it came to the order of the episodes as they were broadcast versus how they were originally shot. Sometimes this was apparent in how Kennex and Dorian reacted to one another. In one show they were at odds ...
+Almost Human had to go through FOX tinkering when it came to the order of the episodes as they were broadcast versus how they were originally shot. Sometimes this was apparent in how Kennex and Dorian reacted to one another...
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I mean, I'm going to finish out watching the show either way (as Hulu feels fit to deliver it to me), but I don't think I want to do a whole rewatch on it.
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That's it. Windows Phone will be my next device. Too far, Google. Too freaking far.
 
Cards up this dialer, yo. 
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+Andrew Brown NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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I have a dream... that one day we can drive everywhere.

h/t +Jeff Pettorino.
 
Happy Earth Day everyone!

Wait. I'm doing this wrong, aren't I?
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http://goo.gl/vzpLke <-- doing it wrong
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This is a pretty neat article about something I really knew... absolutely nothing about.
 
Something I never thought about: the chemical trick which modern laundry detergents use to "brighten whites" actually depends on the light spectrum emitted by incandescent bulbs - and in particular, on the amount of UV light they emit. LEDs don't do that, and so (barring a new approach) white clothes will, once again, gradually become yellow and dingy over time.

And even as I type this, I am realizing that people will draw political inferences and/or life lessons from this bit of science. Please troll creatively.

Via +Alex Scrivener
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Wow that's crazy. I guess increasing bleach is the answer. 
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So... that just happened.
 
And Then

Last month, my wife's uncle died in a tragic accident in LA when the bicycle he was using to get lunch was hit by a truck. At the memorial service his daughter relayed a very touching story. 

She said her dad (who was her best friend) called every day to talk. But instead of opening the call with the customary "How are you" or "What's going on", her dad always opened the conversation with "And then?" Her father viewed each conversation as a continuation of the last, and what pained her the most was that there were to be no more "and thens". I cried. 

Since then I've thought a lot about how similar this is to our life's endeavors. We pour our heart and soul into our work and it becomes something we love and cherish. But even the challenges we work on today will one day become "and thens" as we move on to the next. 

Today I'm announcing my departure from Google after almost 8 years.

I have been incredibly fortunate to work with the amazing people of Google. I don't believe there is a more talented and passionate collection of people anywhere else. And I'm overwhelmed when I think about the leadership of +Larry Page and what he empowered me to do while at Google. From starting Google I/O, to being responsible for all mobile applications, to creating Google+, none of this would have happened without Larry's encouragement and support.

I'm also forever in debt to the Google+ team. This is a group of people who built social at Google against the skepticism of so many. The growth of active users is staggering, and speaks to the work of this team. But it doesn't tell you what kind of people they are. They are invincible dreamers. I love them. And I will miss them dearly.

Finally, thank you to all those who I've met on Google+. The community here has been so supportive that I don't even know how to say thank you. You all make Google+. Without you, this social network wouldn't exist. Your support for Google+, and for me personally is something I will never forget. 

But, now is the time for a new journey. A continuation. An "and then". I am excited about what's next. But this isn't the day to talk about that. This is a day to celebrate the past 8 years. To cry. And smile. And to look forward to the journey yet to come.

And then....
+Vic Gundotra 



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"So it's basically publicly released. But it's still not really the final thing, and no, we aren't dropping the price."

UPDATE: Nope. Not a real thing now.
 
It's a real thing now. 
Apparently that one-day Glass event earlier this month was just a trial run for something much bigger – Google Glass is now public. The Glass store is acce... by Ryan Whitwam in Glass, Google, News
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+Jordan Schnaidt An #oops indeed. They reopened it for some people who had issues placing orders on the 15th.
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If they can do this... KEYBOARD PLEASE?
 
AWESOME!!! Share this so that hopefully the people at Google find out about this awesome design.
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Keyboard sounds amazing when you scale up the skeleton size.
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Motorola promo shot... taken with iPhone 5S. #fail
 
Tired of looking for Easter eggs. We’d rather hear your favorites.
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Aww I didn't get to see it! 
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  • MagnetStreet
    System Administrator, 2011 - present
  • Naperville Public Library
    Shelver I, 2007 - 2011
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Fair warning, if I choose to circle you, I will probably regularly comment on you too. It's what I do.

I am an IT geek, a gamer, and a scifi nerd. I have --Asperger's Syndrome-- autism (seriously, no strikethrough here?), my cute little mental disorder that is responsible for my peculiar obsession with minor details and ability to remember excessively complex numerical systems.


I'm an avid Android user, possessing multiple Androids, in addition to the variety of Windows computers I run on a daily basis. I have an odd obsession with 2.5" SATA hard drives, don't ask why.

A list of my computers can be found at http://www.ocdtrekkie.com/machines.php

And if this is Navi, I still love you.

Statements expressed on this profile do not reflect the opinions and standpoints of my employer.
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  • College Of Dupage
    Criminal Justice, 2006 - 2013
  • DeVry University
    Game and Simulation Programming, 2008 - 2011
A great addition to any Paris vacation. We had a lot of fun exploring their video games exhibition and their submarine! A particular bonus was number of displays that were available in English as well as French.
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reviewed 4 months ago
Reasonably priced buffet. Food is decent/good, selection is small though. Drinks are free. Dining area is reminiscent of a cafeteria.
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reviewed 6 months ago
A decent-priced hotel in an extremely convenient location in downtown San Francisco. I was impressed by the service and style of this hotel located in this over one-hundred year-old building. RFID-based room keys and such were a nice novelty. On the downside, my heater did not work, and was not repaired during my four-night stay. They did provide me extra blankets. And the walls are very thin. One morning I awoke to the couple in the adjoining room (which is only a single door for separation) having some fun in bed.
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Quality: GoodFacilities: GoodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Let me preface by saying that I don't like Mexican food. But that being said... Despite that it was too spicy for my tastes, the salmon I had was incredible. Service was great, and honestly, the prices were quite fair as well.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Food was excellent, prices were great, atmosphere was good.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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I was looking for somewhere relatively cheap in an area where food is a lot more expensive than home. For less than the cost of fast food, Jasmin's Cafe provided a great meal, that was freshly-prepared. A worthwhile place to grab a meal while near Union Square.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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reviewed a year ago
Easily the nicest hotel I've stayed in. Hotel Avante has a great atmosphere, and great service. The cleaning staff always leaves a friendly note with a couple pieces of candy behind. The hotel is geared towards "creative people", with Idea notepads around the room, as well as various puzzles. Wi-Fi is as good as at home or better. A truly enjoyable stay.
Quality: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
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