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I'm not sure... No, this can't be a good thing... 
I mean, best of wishes to +Vic Gundotra... but, he's like the Google ROCK. He's become one of the more social faces of Google through +Google+ and....
Speechless, am I.  
 
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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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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Good read BTW. I still have the viewing order saved on a word doc from what you posted to me a few months ago. I'm going to go back and watch it again this summer.
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I love +T-Mobile's network. I've been with them since they bought Voicestream (12 years or so...). In Atlanta it is second to none. LTE everywhere and no dropped calls.
 I can't say the same for my work phone on Verizon, which goes in and out, loses LTE, and drops calls or even just hangs with data (Thunderbolt and now SGS5 same issues).
T-mo for the WIN!!! 
The FCC has approved a $2.4 billion deal that would give T-Mobile rights to 700 MHz A block spectrum that's currently unused by Verizon. The deal was first announced in January, but the FCC's...
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+Jason Falter Thanks for the positive shout out, we definitely appreciate it. Glad to have you be part of the T-Mobile Family. - Jesus
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God is in the Machine (Transcendence the full review and Box Office Wrap up)
+Transcendence is a thought provoking and intelligent movie that rises above the normal summer “blow them up” norm. If you are into Technology, AI, Nano-Tech, or the ability to upload the mind of man into the machine, then you will be pulled into this excel...
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That was a good review +Jason Falter I read Robert J. Sawyer's trilogy series starting with"Wake" a few years ago. Essentially it is about the web having consciousness and what could happen. I have been intrigued with the idea ever since then. I will watch Transcendence. 
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Welcome to the debut of my newly redesigned Blog. 
 First things first. Let's talk about writing.  I had wanted to self publish and release my book by December... of 2013. That deadline has already past. Many things went into the reasons why that deadline has past me by but I...
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Ditching the inventory? 
Not sure but it seems to be open for all. 
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No, that is where wearable applications and thinking goes wrong. Same for most App developers for phones. One App, that degrades gracefully depending on the divice, the user and it's connectivity speeds at the end user +Jason Falter. Wait till you see my thinking about all this in my novel. PLENZES will be one application, that does it all, depending on the hardware at it's disposal. 
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Seems to me that EVERY tech site jumped the gun on this Net Neutrality issue in a big way. 
I wonder which site was the first to publish the faulty info? 
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So I'm thinking this paragraph should stand out:
But it would also allow providers to give preferential treatment to traffic from some content providers, as long as such arrangements are available on "commercially reasonable" terms for all interested content companies. Whether the terms are commercially reasonable would be decided by the FCC on a case-by-case basis.

Before everyone gets their panties in a wad. So on the one hand, it is NOT going to be an internet toll explosion as (well... EVERYONE) on G+ is claiming. And on the other hand, the FCC may be going on beyond their own power and control by making it a "case by case" thing. In which case, I doubt that would hold up in court if challenged by anyone. 
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Like you said Finch, these are Strange Times
+Person of Interest  has really pulled out all of the stops this season. It’s no wonder that this is my favorite show on TV.  (Spoilers Ahead for Season 3 Episode 20: Death Benefit)  The machine crew are given the number of a US Congressman this time around...
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Never had time to keep up with that one...
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I'll have to go through and add each game to my calendar!!! GO FALCONS!!!
 
The Falcons 2014 schedule has been released! Download the schedule here: http://atlfal.co.nz/2014ATLSked

Share the schedule with your fellow Falcons fans!
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I wouldn't bother at this point. Most of the start times for those games may change due to the NFL's new flexible schedule.
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I encourage intelligent and spirited conversation but if someone decides to start hurling insults at me or anyone else commenting, then that is grounds for a BLOCK. 
G+ is NOT facebook. That kind of drama is not allowed here. 
 
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Like the Stars say... It's okay... but nothing special. The prices are too high for the amount of food that is served and the selection is really, really small in comparison to every authentic Korean restaurant just West on Clairmont and North on Buford highway. In other words, just down the road you can have the real deal. Also, we wanted the open booth but were told it was reserved for more than two people. We were then seated at a table that had a similar booth bench and 3 chairs. 5 place settings altogether. At no time during our entire lunch did the open booth have anyone else seated and the place really wasn't that busy. It was just really odd customer service. If you don't want to travel 5 more miles out of the Emory area I guess the place would suffice but all in all, I'm not sure I would return.
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Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent service and caring professionals. We have taken our Dogs and Cats there for many years. Originally we lived less than a mile away from there and then we ended up moving to the top end of the city but we still make the drive because finding a good vet can be hard. So the drive down is definitely worth it.
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reviewed a year ago
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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This is a great Thai place with a wonderful atmosphere inside the perimeter. My wife and I sat outside and enjoyed the night. The location makes it feel like you're in a small town. The food was excellent with 5 levels of Hot so trust me when I say, if you like it HOT you can get it HOT. The service was great and they made us feel right at home.
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