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Jim Fawcette
Worked at Fawcette Technical Publications
Attended Michigan State University
Lived in Rutland, Vermont
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Damn Federal govmint ... stay away er, where are you?
 
Texas flooding? QUICK, lower their taxes and get the free market to come to rescue them!
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It's the first step in the invasion! </sarc>
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Android's Confusing Success Makes Future Murky

Ironically, Google makes more money when users dump Android and switch to Apple's iOS. 

Five devices with Android ship for every iOS device, yet Apple gets 90% of industry profits. Even Google gets 75% of its mobile ad revenue from iOS, not from its own Android. Google has succeeded wildly in spreading Android, which is now the most-widely used computing OS in the world with "More than a billion Android devices were sold in 2014, a c cording to the research firm Gartner." Is this a stable situation that can continue? 
Android is the most popular operating system in the world by far, but it is under siege by low-end upstarts and fares poorly versus Apple’s iOS in ad revenue.
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Swiss Arrest Top Soccer Officials for Extradition to U.S.

Corruption at the top levels of FIFA, the international body running major soccer events such as the World Cup, has long been an open secret. Yet FIFA seemed immune to the law. Until, the FBI stepped in. 

Reuters.com: "Those arrested did not include Sepp Blatter, the Swiss head of FIFA, but included several just below him in the hierarchy of sport's wealthiest body. Lynch said the U.S. was not charging Blatter at this time. Of the 14 indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice, seven FIFA officials, including Vice-President Jeffrey Webb, were being held in Zurich."
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Google pandering to advertisers, creationists, or merely algorithms gone wrong? 

The evangelical post is still near the top of search results, although now joined by many criticizing the same post


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Audi's All Electric Self-Driving Supercar

0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds,  top speed of 250 km/h, laser scanner, several video cameras and ultrasonic and radar sensors
Audi has revealed a new, super slick electronic super car that can drive itself.
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Rafa Gets Grungy

Kind of like this abstracted version because it suits Rafa's get down-and-dirty physical style. He might need that to win this year's French.  Please click and click "slideshow" at the top to enlarge. Original from BNP Indian Wells 2011 when I believe he lost the final to Djokovic. 

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Google Now On Tap

Contextual search always on without switching modes in "M" release. Sounds great. ... except Google Now doesn't work reliably, so forgive me if I'm skeptical about adding functionality. 
Now on Tap could change everything about your phone
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Garbiñe Muguruza Forehand

A 21-year-old Venezuelan-Spanish player, Garbiñe Muguruza Blanco burst on the scene when she beat world number one Serena WIlliams pretty convincingly at last year's French Open. She's through to the third-round at this year's event. Please click my photo then click "Slideshow" to the top left to enlarge. This is from last year's Stanford WTA event. 

Tennis stuff: Big lady at 6 feet and a heavy frame. As you might guess, she hits the ball hard, which is how she beat Serena. Forehand is her best shot but her serve comes and goes. Charming smile. 

Photo stuff for those that care. I re-edited by old pic to try out the path-blur filter in Photoshop CC14 and also to get a different look. Blurring the racket head makes the viewer look more at her face. Since I rented a D810e the original had oodles of pixels, so I was able to crop this one down a lot. The original shows her leaping high in the air on contact. The racket was largely stopped at 1/1600 f2.8. 

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Obama44's Top Lawyer Sides with Oracle on Java-Android APIs

Solicitor General backs Oracle, saying Google must prove "fair use". 
 
Many are uneasy about a court ruling that said Oracle can sue Google over copyrighted API's. Now, the White House has just sided with Oracle.
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And, per the punditocracy, this is one of the two, leading candidates to be the Republican Presidential nominee ... 

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Supreme Court Agrees to Settle Meaning of ‘One Person One Vote’ http://nyti.ms/1KxJRuo

Could undo both right- and leftwing manipulation
The court has so far not resolved the issue of whether the principle means that voting districts should have the same number of people, or the same number of eligible voters.
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Rafa 3 Ways

Massaging image from original to grunge. 

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  • Rutland High School
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Like tennis, wine, and bad sci-fi.
Introduction
Testing Google+, their third try at competing with Facebook. Looks like video chat and privacy are much better. Oh, yeah, this is the Jim Fawcette that founded FTP, VSLive, DevX.com. Now, I mainly blog about tennis and politics. 

 Favorite book: Gravity's Rainbow. Favorite movie: Chinatown. Favorite myth: Obama is a liberal.
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Do people really put "bragging rights" online? Hey, I was a National Merit Finalist ! ! Woo Hooo!
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Publisher, serial entrepreneur
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  • Fawcette Technical Publications
    Founder and CEO
  • Samizdat Publishing Inc.
    Founder
  • Hayden Publishing
    Executive Editor
  • Fawcette-McGrath Inc.
    Co-Founder
  • DevX.Com
    Founder and Chairman
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Rutland, Vermont - Lansing, Michigan - Los Altos, California
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MAP: Monthly Personal Disposable Income Around the World
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This map shows the difference in Monthly Personal Disposable Income around the world. Unsurprisingly, in Switzerland, Norway and Australia t

Did a Computer Bug Help Deep Blue Beat Kasparov? | WIRED
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IBM built the first computer that beat a chess champ. But a scientist involved in the project suggests it was a bug in the software that got

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