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Jason Devitt
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Lives in San Francisco, CA
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"Windows Mobile had a complex array of on-screen menus, including a start button for applications that was borrowed from Windows PCs. The software ran on sluggish devices that had physical keyboards and, in some cases, styluses."

Oh the humanity!
Microsoft, long ridiculed as the tech industry dullard, has surprised critics with its Windows Phone software. But will consumers be tempted enough to try it?
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Even Spectrum thinks this robot is 'freaky'. I guess biomimetic robots should only mimic cute animals.
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Here's a cool way to encourage smart but disadvantaged kids in the Bay Area - volunteer at the Urban Debate League.
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ITV made a serious documentary about the IRA and included spectacular amateur video of an attack ... except it was actually footage lifted from a video game.
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UK ITV Documentary on IRA (accidentally?) lifts Video Game sequence and portrays it as actual battle footage: http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/09/27/itv-documentary-cant-tell-the-difference-between-gaming-and-reality-mistakes-arma-2-for-secret-ira-film/
PC games reviews, news and free PC games from the global authority on PC games - PCGamer.com
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My little pop icons. Love it.
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Clarion Street art. That's a big if.
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This year I joined the board of an incredible non-profit called the Bay Area Urban Debate League (BAUDL), which establishes competitive debate programs in underprivileged high schools in the Bay Area.

Some of you know that I debated a lot in school and college when I was growing up in Ireland. It was a transformative experience for me. I would not be living in the US and running my own company if it were not for the skills I learned and the people I met through debate. But my story is trivial compared to these kids, some of whom credit debate with rescuing them from gang life, jail, or even death.

Here's a note from the mother of one of many successful BAUDL debaters. This holiday season, she's just grateful that her son is doing something after school that is not likely to get him shot. If you can help us, click the link below to donate. Many thanks.

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Yes, the guy in the Holiday Greeting picture is my son Gregory Lewis Belvin III (Greg Lax Belvin), the proverbial boy genius with a few quirks and issues. Debate has turned out to be a great alternate avenue that has gotten my son to focus on his gifts and on the future, and is proving to be the vehicle he will ride out (or at least through) this portion of his life on. I'm very grateful that BAUDL has landed in Oakland and is growing the Bay Area.

I've witnessed the blossoming and blooming of quite a few other young folks within this league. NOBODY IS SHOOTING AT DEBATE TOURNAMENTS! They're reading, dialoguing, and competing to be the best debater in their school, their city, their state, and their country...or at the very least they are choosing to spend their 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays out of the streets and off the couch. I hope you've read all this, because it's my sincere testimony and plea.

CLICK ON THE LINK AND DONATE TODAY, BEFORE DECEMBER 31! It's at
http://baudl.org/support/baudl500/

Thank you, in advance.

Signed, mother of an awesome young black man accountable and responsible for the future of this world,
Sharay Pinero
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I'd shoot it in the head, but it doesn't have a head.
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wow, that's a clever move J, you never cease to amaze! ;-). Did you also post it on that other platform that people use, or was it just here, for me? In fact the issue was I didn't notice the date...I assumed it was a recent post! ciao D

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Bear cubs stop traffic in Yosemite
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Reminds me of Wile E. Coyote.
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Physics is awesome
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This is much more dramatic than my photo of hand-filed teeth. But every one of us went through this process.
It's unfortunate that this exists…but also very interesting. At the Hunterian Museum in London.
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That is nearly a trypophobia trigger.

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The Museum of Gold in San Jose was closed for renovation. Sunday I went to the National Museum in Dublin. Our gold is better than Costa Rica's anyway.
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CEO at I'll tell you later
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  • Mr. Number
    CEO, 2010 - 2013
  • Skydeck
    CEO, 2007 - 2010
  • Vindigo
    CEO, 1999 - 2005
  • D. E. Shaw & Co
    1995 - 1999
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San Francisco, CA
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Dublin, Ireland - London, UK - New York, NY - San Francisco, NY