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Jim McGuire
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Feeling as if You Can't Catch Your Breath?

Try this...  If it's good enough for performers of opera, it could be good enough for us couch potatoes.
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Robber Barons or Visionary Saviors?

This article does not see them as saviors...

What do you think?
 
Jerome Robinson only got to live in the home of his dreams for five years before he was told to leave.
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Anyone Looked at Diigo Lately?

I just did, and find that the available annotation and sharing looks quite useful.  

In addition to super-bookmarks, they have created an outlining tool which could also greatly improve the organization of things saved, as well as  ideas and notes which you generate yourself, similar to Workflowy and its ilk.
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Oh that just makes me so sad.. :(
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Teachers - Please Share Your Experiences

How realistic do you find the linked article?
 
Conveyed very well 'Genius!' :)
Creating a connected classroom has gotten far more affordable now that the major tech companies have begun pouring resources into reaching teachers, students, parents, and school leaders. Aside from the Apple iPad, the biggest player in the world of education technology has to be Google. They regularly unleash new productivity and collaboration tools as part […]
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It's Not Soylent...of any color.  Not Meat, and Not Soy

As a very infrequent meat eater ("pescetarian" ), I'm intrigued by this soon-to-be available alternative.   I'm prepared for it to not live up to the hype.  But any improvement on the available meat-like substances is encouraging.
 
In their secret R&D lab, the scientists at Beyond Meat concocted a plant-protein-based performance burger that delivers the juicy flavor and texture of the real thing with none of the dietary and environmental downsides.

It was called the Beast Burger, and it came from a Southern California company called Beyond Meat, located a few blocks from the ocean. At that point, the Beast was still a secret, known only by its code name: the Manhattan Beach Project. I’d had to beg Ethan Brown, the company’s 43-year-old CEO, to send me a sample.

And it was vegan. “More protein than beef,” Brown told me when I rang him up after tasting it. “More omegas than salmon. More calcium than milk. More antioxidants than blueberries. Plus muscle-recovery aids. It’s the ultimate performance burger.”

“How do you make it so meat-like?” I asked.

“It is meat,” he replied enigmatically. “Come on out. We’ll show you our steer.”

The “steer” was the only one with its own space. It glinted, steely and unfeeling, in the corner of the lab. It was a twin-screw extruder, the food-industry workhorse that churns out all the pastas and PowerBars of the world. Beyond Meat’s main extruders, as well as its 60 other employees, labor quietly in Missouri, producing the company’s current generation of meat substitutes, but this was the R&D steer. To make a Beast Burger, powdered pea protein, water, sunflower oil, and various nutrients and natural flavors go into a mixer at one end, are cooked and pressurized, get extruded out the back, and are then shaped into patties ready to be reheated on consumers’ grills.

“It’s about the dimensions of a large steer, right?” Brown said to me as we admired it. “And it does the same thing.” By which he meant that plant stuff goes in one end, gets pulled apart, and is then reassembled into fibrous bundles of protein. A steer does this to build muscle. The extruder in the Beyond Meat lab does it to make meat. Not meat-like substances, Brown will tell you. Meat. Meat from plants. Because what is meat but a tasty, toothy hunk of protein? Do we really need animals to assemble it for us, or have we reached a stage of enlightenment where we can build machines to do the dirty work for us?

Livestock, in fact, are horribly inefficient at making meat. Only about 3 percent of the plant matter that goes into a steer winds up as muscle. The rest gets burned for energy, ejected as methane, blown off as excess 
heat, shot out the back of the beast, or repurposed into non-meat-like things such as blood, bone, and brains. The process buries river systems in manure and requires an absurd amount of land. Roughly three-fifths of all farmland is used to grow beef, although it accounts for just 5 percent of our protein. But we love meat, and with the developing world lining up at the table and sharpening their steak knives, global protein consumption is expected to double by 2050.

#food   #foodie   #vegan   #vegetarian  
More protein than beef. More omegas than salmon. Tons of calcium, antioxidants, and vitamin B. In their secret R&D lab, the scientists at Beyond Meat concocted a plant-protein-based performance burger that delivers the juicy flavor and texture of the real thing with none of the dietary and environmental downsides.
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Inbox is really helping me to manage my email - with little effort

I have some invitations should anyone need one...  

I'm a big fan of Inbox.  Have you tried it?
 
Very interesting... Google hopes to one day replace Gmail with Inbox

Three Inbox by Gmail engineers answered questions as part of a Reddit AMA session this week. http://tgcafe.it/1A1zJBF

In response to the question “Do you think Inbox will replace Gmail on the long road?,” lead designer Jason Cornwell gave the following answer:

In the short term, no. In the very long term, we hope so. Inbox is something new — that’s why we’re launching it as a separate product.

We care deeply about Gmail and Gmail users, but in the long run as we add more features to Inbox and respond to user feedback we hope that everyone will want to use Inbox instead of Gmail.

Ultimately, our users will decide.

In another answer, Cornwell explains why Google couldn’t simply add Inbox features into Gmail:

The way people use email has changed a huge amount since we launched Gmail. 

With Inbox, we took a step back and did a lot of research into how most people are using email today.

What we found was that email works as a todo list for many people, that phone usage is starting to eclipse desktop usage, and that many people have negative feelings towards email because it feels like so much work.

We built Inbox as a separate product because we didn’t feel like we could solve those problems by just adding more features on to Gmail.

We needed to start from scratch to build a tool that really helps you stay on top of your life.

Considered future features:

♨  cross-browser support
♨  the option to change the mobile app’s notification sound 
♨  being able to download all attachments might also be coming

Features being worked on right now:

♨  the Undo Send feature
♨  the ability to customize Snooze times
♨  a unified inbox option to handle multiple email addresses
♨  adding signatures
♨  building out Calendar integration further
♨  adding Drive integration
♨  Inbox by Gmail is also coming to Google Apps users

Again, you can browse through AMA Q and A's here: http://tgcafe.it/1A1zJBF

#googleinbox   #emailmarketing   #marketingnews  
More marketing news: http://tgcafe.it/your-marketing-news
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I do like it as well, +Jim McGuire; thanks for sharing!
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Great necklace my wife +Pamela McGuire received as a birthday gift!

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Suspicions Confirmed...

Not that other genres aren't formulaic. But this is amazing, especially at the end, when all six songs are playing at the same time.
 
Not into country music?  That's okay. You can catch up on all of them at once...Because they're all apparently the same song. 
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Our Founding Fathers Would Be Appalled 

Copyright has gone completely out of control.  It's original intent was to allow creators to benefit from their works for a defined, relatively short period, THEN, to allow derivative works and other use to enrich society as a whole.   Look how far we've allowed this good original intention to be corrupted.  Follow the $...

From the link below...

On the first day of each year, Public Domain Day celebrates the moment when copyrights expire. The films, photos, books and symphonies whose copyright term has finished become, to quote Justice Louis Brandeis, “free as the air to common use.” 

What is entering the public domain in the United States? Not a single published work. Once again, however, no published works are entering the public domain in the United States this year. Or next year. In fact, no publication will enter our public domain until 2019.
 
Happy New Year anyway.

From Duke's Center for the Study of the Public Domain:

"On the first day of each year, Public Domain Day celebrates the moment when copyrights expire....What is entering the public domain in the United States [in 2015]? Not a single published work. Once again...no published works are entering the public domain in the United States this year. Or next year. In fact, no publication will enter our public domain until 2019...."

#oa #openaccess #copyright #publicdomain

Celebrating Public Domain Day 2015 in the United States.
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Like Many Great Ideas, this Seems Obvious...Now that it's been Invented

The drink serving tray has been reborn.  

► Two engineering students -  Krystyna Miles and Shinri Kamei - applied what they have learned

► The promotional video created by this team is both informative and amusing...

► Even the name, Tray Bien, is clever.
Meet the two Dartmouth engineering students who created Tray Bien, and solved a vexing design problem in the process.
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Archived Items - Any way to Retrieve Them?

► Where do archived items go, and is there any way to get view them once again?
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All completed tasks are archived, which you can access later on using Agenda
Source: http://www.ilovefreesoftware.com/28/webware/free-online-list-organizer-event-planner-notepad.html
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Regarding the Android App   

It's pretty nice, overall!  Thanks for doing this.

Like some others, I had been using Workflowy, but your feature set is already superior for my needs (as you know).

► Any chance of some larger font?

► I also find collapsing and expanding a section of a list to be a bit tough, partly because the font is so small.  

► Even with the same font, is there some way to make it easier to expand/collapse?  How about a button for this?  

► I have the same question for the "Completed" function.  Can we show when we are hitting the correct spot, or have a button to press for this?

► I am so happy with this app - have you developed a plan for  monetizing this application, or is it still too early to know what you will do?

Wonderful job on this. 
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Jay,  I'm using a Nexus 4.    I look forward to your developments...
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