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Maymo the dog is getting the best Christmas present of his little doggy dreams—210 water bottles. Look how happy this pup is. When you open up your iPad on Christmas morning, there is no way you will be this excited. Oh, to be a dog! [Laughing Squid] Welcome to Gizmodo's winter break! We're exploring the crazier side of tech this month, so check out gizmodo.com/core if all you want is straight tech news.
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With Amazon.com set to begin collecting sales taxes on California purchases Sept. 15, many tech-savvy consumers are cramming in some last-minute tax-free shopping. Chris Cheng doesn't need 40 hand warmers right now, but the longtime Amazon.com customer is loading up on them anyway.
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From childhood and on, Bill Nye continues to inspire me.
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I live at the Jersey Shore. Did you see Brian Williams of NBC reporting from the hardest-hit area? That's where I live. The area has been devastated. Entire towns were destroyed. There are mile-long lines for gasoline at the few stations that have any. I'm hearing a lot of people in other parts of the country complaining that people shouldn't “politicize” this natural disaster, and I have one thing to say to them:

Shut up.

Just shut the hell up. There's an election next week, and this is politics. Now is exactly the right time to point out that we have one candidate who wants to eliminate or cut FEMA (it depends on which day you ask him), who thinks the states should handle this stuff themselves, who thinks disaster relief should be a for-profit enterprise. One candidate who said that it is “immoral” to borrow money to help disaster victims. One candidate whose idea of “small government” is to leave people to fend for themselves.

Mitt Romney staged a photo op pretending to collect canned goods to send to the victims of Hurricane Sandy. His staff spent a few grand at Walmart and handed out cans for people to be photographed handing back, and he got his picture taken picking up boxes of stuff. What a jackass.

Remember when Paul Ryan got his picture taken pretending to volunteer at a homeless shelter? At least the thing he was pretending to do would be good if other people actually did it. The Red Cross neither needs nor wants your canned goods. All that does is create a logistical problem to transport the items. They don't accept that kind of donation because it doesn't help.

More to the point, we don't need your canned goods. Canned goods? Really? Do you think we don't have grocery stores out here? We have more canned goods than we could ever possibly need. How clueless can you be and still be seen as a viable candidate for president?

What we need is power. We need the lines and transformers and substations fixed. We need a more resilient infrastructure. And we need gasoline, very badly – but fixing the power will take care of that, too.

Mitt Romney thinks the states should take care of all of this themselves. He thinks New York City should be pumping out its own subway tunnels. He thinks the president shouldn't have brought FEMA to New Jersey with him, or sent those Navy ships to land the helicopters on. He thinks the power companies whose services go out every time it rains need less regulation. He thinks the market should be left to deal with the cleanup. He compared it with his experience cleaning up a school football field after a celebration. And he thinks what we really need is some canned soup.

Heckuvajob Brownie – remember him, from Katrina? – said the president responded to Hurricane Sandy too quickly. That's the Republican philosophy in action. Need to rebuild your home? Borrow money from your parents!

Meanwhile, Romney ignores questions from reporters about his intentions for FEMA. His party insists that disaster relief funding requires offsets. And now they're attacking our Republican governor, Chris Christie, for doing his job and working with the president to help the people of his state, rather than adhering to the Republican religion. We're all very grateful that Gov. Christie doesn't adhere to that religion.

But Mitt Romney does, and Paul Ryan does, and the party in general does. No state has the resources to deal with this kind of thing, and privatizing it would be despicable. We live in a society; let's act like it. Let's elect people who act like it. Not people who stage photo ops pretending to do things that won't help anyway.

Meanwhile, if you want to help, we don't need your old clothes or your dusty cans of cream of mushroom soup. Text “redcross” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
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Senior Software Engineer
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  • Raytheon
    Senior Software Engineer II, 2013 - present
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  • KOR Electronics
    Software Engineer, 2007 - 2013
  • SCS Engineering
    Software Engineer, 2004 - 2007
  • Asahi Koi
    Sales, 2002 - 2004
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Gardena
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California - Akron - Yokosuka
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Coder, father, gamer, fitness, redditor
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  • Salem-Teikyo University
    Molecular Biology, 1996 - 2000
  • California State University Long Beach
    Computer Science, 2002 - 2004
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A nice play area for kids featuring a large, multi-level play structure, art room, video game room, and party area. There is also a room and a play structure for toddlers, though the room is only open during specific hours. There is a cafe in the center of the space which offers a decent selection of foods for both kids and adults. Prices are reasonable and the dining space offers a good amount of seating. There is also free wifi though the supply of power outlets is a bit lacking. All told Kid Concepts is a great space to let your kids loose while you sit back or join right in.
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Public - 2 months ago
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An excellent school serving the K-2 academic years. With a dedicated staff and an involved principal this school strives to offer its students a good introduction to their grade school experience. The classrooms and school grounds are generally well-maintained and accommodate the number of attendees well. With a fair number of English-secondary students the school has a strong English Language Development (ELD) program which offers enrolled students a boost to their primary assigned classrooms. Along with an effective academic curriculum they offer various activities for the student community including holiday performances, movie nights, and more.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
A fun theme park, generally for the younger set, though with some rides and attractions targeting older-preteens and early-teens. As one might guess, Legoland is themed around the colorful plastic bricks and features many displays, rides, and shows based on the products. The park itself has enough to keep a family busy for at least a couple days including some free play areas and many bins of Legos to just stop and play with. There are a good number of places to eat within the theme park offering a decent variety of food. Prices are about what you'd expect from a theme park so plan accordingly. There are also a water park, aquarium, and hotel at the site. Within Legoland there is also a good-sized water-play area so bring a change of clothes and perhaps a bathing suit. All-in-all, Legoland is a great alternative to other kid-friendly theme parks such as Knott's Berry Farm and Disneyland.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Having learned from a former coworker that the major of Indian restaurants are specifically North Indian cuisine my wife and I found ourselves interested in checking out some of the other regional selections. On recommendation we tried a spot in Artesia, our local Little India, and really enjoyed it. However, since we are LA drivers with typical reservations about LA traffic we sought out something a little more local to our home in the South Bay. In comes Annapurna, a South Indian restaurant offering a wide array of delicious dosas and other items not typically found on the North Indian menus. The menu items, the sauces, and the service are always satisfying. Occasionally we'll come across an item that is a little too oily or salty for our personal tastes but by and large we walk away full and satisfied.
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It's a Starbucks, alright. About medium-sized, perhaps on the slightly smaller side, but with all the drinks and munchies you might expect to find. This Starbucks is located in a fairly sizeable strip mall with several restaurants, an AMC theatre, Trader Joes, and other shops. Parking near the Starbucks can get a bit cramped but there is plenty of parking around.
Public - 2 months ago
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On the grounds of the Gardena Buddhist Church is this long-standing Japanese-language school. Nakayoshi is the preschool which comprises the bulk of attendees but there is also the Japanese Language School for post-preschool education. The school buildings have been around a while and serve the classrooms needs well. There are two main buildings that house the classrooms and a "social hall" with a stage for larger group activities including performances for parents and other family. The staff are all very dedicated and well-liked. They do an excellent job of teaching and watching over the children, mixing in play and performance to keep them engaged. There is a lot of music involved with the students enjoy and benefit from.
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Much in the vein of Chipotle and Qdoba, Freebirds is an assembly line custom burrito/tacos/salads/bowls restaurant, featuring a very 60s/70s themed experience in their decor and music selection. The ingredients are good quality, the prices reasonable, the staff is friendly, and the dining area is relatively spacious. The only nitpick is that service seems to range from okay to painfully slow. Calling in/ordering online is an option and one I strongly recommend. Parking can also be a bit tricky in the lot immediately outside the spot but there are other lots around the shopping plaza you can easily walk from.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago