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That's hilarious.

I think there's some truth to how out of touch Darth Vader and Kylo Ren were with the general workforce. They were always on their own mission, serving a specific agenda, and all the storm troopers, captains and admirals were just sort of there, occasionally useful, but mostly not.
"Hey I ran into Kylo Ren in the bathroom."  

"Dude...Matt sucks."
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So, half a year back or so I started using Facebook more for whatever reason (probably family). At first I couldn't help but notice how much worse it was than G+. I mean, seriously annoying. They show ads, it's hard to find content, and overall it was just not that pleasing to use.
Since then G+ has gone through an iteration or 3, and while it has always been a bit buggy with some questionable ux, it seems to be at at an all time low for me, just based on my usage. Things now take more clicks, there are very obvious bugs that aren't being fixed, and overall I'm seeing fewer and fewer reasons to use it. It doesn't look as good, either... That bar at the bottom seems so 3 years ago.
Some big part of it is probably that I don't care much about Ingress anymore, and that was a good percentage of my feed, but overall there seem to be only a few posts to care about anymore, and finding them seems like a chore.
Also it seems like any time I post here I'm bitching about some thing or another. I guess G+ just isn't bringing out the best of me these days. 
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I also get the feeling that they try to finally ruin it completely. It was such a fine social network. Worked very well for me. But it's getting worse with every "improvement" by Google :-(

Too sad!
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I'd watch it
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I was thinking the same thing when I first saw her - Sophia (Estelle Getty)
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Share your favorite YouTube Red content!

I have to be honest, so far I have seen zero premium content from Red. I don't even know how to find it. I can't find it on YouTube, and doing a Google search for it leaves you with blog posts from Google announcing Red, and blog posts by bloggers telling you about how evil Red is. But no links to content.
We've had Red for months now, as part of a Google Music subscription, and it boggles my mind why anyone would pay for this. I think it's supposed to be ad free, but that's not something I've noticed. Background playback on my device is more annoying than useful.

So, help a guy out and send me some links to cool content, please. I can't be watching quality shows on Netflix and Amazon alone!

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my youtube red works great. lumped with music makes worth it to me as i already use play music subscription. no ads, background play, youtube music background play. i was given it at no extra charge so i don't have anything to complain about. i wasn't expecting a replacement of netflix or hulu or any "premium" content you are referring to. i heard they were talking about adding to it, to compete with netflix eventually. but i don't think that was the intent upon initial launch. ad free and background was the main selling point, and lumping it with play music subscription of course.
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There's a star in my status bar, and I don't know why.
I suspect it's my phone's way of telling me I'm awesome. 
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It means you were awesome but then you talked about it so your phone took it back 😆
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MARSHMALLOW SNOWMAN...warming up in some Hot Chocolate. This is adorable!! 

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Android Developer & VFX guy
I grew up all over the world, and went to school in places such as Egypt and the Ukraine.  After finishing High School in Florida, I quickly settled on computer animation as my vocation, as it was the perfect blend of arts and science.  Since getting my degree in computer arts, I've been working on movies and commercials in sunny Los Angeles, CA.  In the summer of 2006 I married my wife Megan in a small movie theater in West Liberty, IA.  We're happily married and living with our three cats, Leia, Cloe and Mad Eye Moody, as well as our dog Sirius. 

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My Android apps have been downloaded over 100,000 times.
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  • Shaking Earth Digital
    Android Developer, 2011 - present
  • Left Field Labs
    Android Developer, 2012 - 2012
  • Mirada
    Android Developer, 2012 - 2012
  • Mirada
    Visual Effects Artist, 2011 - 2012
  • Method
    Visual Effects Artist, 2011 - 2011
  • Dreamworks Animation
    Visual Effects Artist, 2010 - 2011
  • Asylum Visual Effects
    Visual Effects Artist, 2008 - 2010
  • Digital Domain
    Technical Director, 2001 - 2008
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Germany - Jakarta, Indonesia - Kairo, Egypt - Kharkov, Ukraine - Konstanz, Germany - Boca Raton, Fl, USA - San Francisco, CA, USA - Erftstadt, Germany - Kilembe, Uganda
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