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Chinese millionaire, Liu Dejian, has built an office headquarters designed to look like the Starship Enterprise from his beloved TV and movie series. The building is located in Fujian Province.
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Still waiting for someone to make their headquarters look like DS9! It's not too late for us!
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Picture this: Briefly after meeting +Jaclyn Kollar, she mentioned she had her genome sequenced by 23andMe (so genotyping). I told her I knew how to use Google BigQuery to explore it - and so we did!

The future is now.

Google Genomics has a full cookbook on how to do this: http://googlegenomics.readthedocs.org/en/latest/
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I got to attend this talk with Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof last week.  Now you can watch it on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aop2ShYJFXI

I was very, very tempted to stand in line at the mic during Q&A time.  Just to let Brad Bird know that at the end of Iron Giant, when the Giant flies headlong into that nuclear missile to save Hogarth and the town from annihilation, I didn't get choked up at all.  I'm far to manly to have shed a single tear, even when the Giant remembers Hogarth telling him that he can be whoever he wants to be, and he says "Superman" before sacrificing himself at the edge of space.  It must have been someone else getting all emotional about it, maybe someone sitting right behind me in the theater so it seemed like it was me, but it wasn't me, like I said, I'm too tough.
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Athena and I are heading back to the house and she runs ahead of me to the door.

Athena: " Daddy, you should go on moms walk dot com."
Me: "What?  Oh, is that from that commercial we saw on TV earlier?  Why should I go there?"
Athena: "Because you're SOOO SLOW!  Hahaha!"

Later, after applying salve to that epic burn, I mention it to Ann.

Me: "So she told me I should go to 'moms walk dot com'."
Athena, chiming in: "Yeah, because when you try to run with me, you're too slow!"
Me: "Yeah, I got it, kiddo."
Athena: "Slow like walking instead of running like me."
Me: "I got it."
Athena: "Slow like a snail.  That's how slow you are daddy."
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"And every Thursday I get together with some friends and play Dungeons and Dragons."

One of the things that I think has helped me as a manager is being genuinely interested in what my teammates are passionate about outside of work.  Not feigning interest, being interested.  It's surprising how important it is to take some time, maybe grab lunch, and just listen.

https://demihumanresources.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/failed-diplomacy-check-engage-your-employees-personal-passions-or-youll-lose-them/
"In your Mom's basement?" I'm standing in front of a class of Walmart managers.  Which class? Any of them.  Assistant Managers, Co-Managers, Store Managers...  the scenario plays out the same every...
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Battle bots! Tickets are only $10!

+ann morrison​​ we should totally go, you know, for the children. Inspire a love of engineering in them, via robots destroying each other.
 
BATTLEBOTS REBOOT: The old hit TV series "BattleBots” is coming to ABC this summer. And there’s a way to see it in person before it airs when they tape in front of a live audience in Vallejo this month. Full story and info on how to get tickets on ABC7 News: http://abc7ne.ws/1QDF23d

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My fellow straight white males - do you feel like you are under siege?  Do you feel like you are getting blamed for racism when your ancestors never owned any slaves?

Your feelings are real.  They just happen to be factually wrong, and completely missing the point.  This article from Cracked explains the situation really well:

http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-helpful-answers-to-societys-most-uncomfortable-questions/
What I am finding as time goes on is that we are all secretly Billy Joel.
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According to iTunes,  +Science Friday's Guide to Exoplanets is a brisk 9564 hours and 48 minutes.

I guess they are covering all the exoplanets.
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This is a good rundown of why you get so many pre-checked "offers" whenever you install a program these days.  The bundled stuff ranges from useful (rarely) to pointless to downright dangerous.

I don't think Lifehacker can solve the problem by asking their readers to pay money for good applications, but they make a good point.  If there's some software that you use on a regular basis, why not pay a few bucks for it?  This applies to Android and iPhone apps as well.  

Coasting by with the free version is very, very tempting - everyone loves free stuff!  But maybe if more people were willing to devote a fraction of their yearly Starbucks spend to getting the paid version of their apps, fewer companies and developers would resort to bundling crapware.

http://lifehacker.com/crapware-is-a-horrible-problem-and-its-all-our-fault-1705794628
I love free apps. Who doesn’t love getting something for nothing? There’s just one problem: on the other side of that download link, every developer has to choose whether to charge money for their app, or offer it for free and find some other way to make money. And when we refuse to pay, we make that decision for them. We’ve created a demand for bundled crapware.
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Our Glorious Galaxy

That time +Scott Jarvie and I were at the Little Sahara Sand Dunes in Utah really really early in the morning on a dark, clear night...

Conditions were perfect to photography the Milky Way, and the results from my Nikon D750 blew me away. Who knew there could be that much detail in the night sky???

This is a two-exposure blend. One for the stars, another for the light-painted sand dunes. 

#MilkyWay   #Galaxy   #Stars   #LongExposure   #LandscapePhotography   #SandDunes   #Dunes   #Utah   #USA   #LightPainting
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Read this, because it's not about you: http://www.rookiemag.com/2015/05/its-not-about-you/
When I was maybe four years old, my mother bought me and my older sister black Barbie dolls. Both of us rejected them outright because “they weren’t the dolls from the commercial.” We didn’t think they were good enough, and…
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If you're wondering if self-driving cars will be safe, you should worry about the human drivers too :)
 
Humans are terrible drivers.
After 1.7 million miles we’ve learned a lot — not just about our system but how humans drive, too.
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