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It's getting time, GPhotos reaches parity with Flickr in usability and features, and time to get the hell out of that service. Which is a fucking shame, the last iteration had so much potential.
Yahoo announced yesterday that it will be cutting 15% of its workforce, or about 1,700 jobs, in an effort to bring the flagging Internet company back into
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Well, that's one of this summer's hikes all set.
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I was trying to figure "what coast to what coast" at first glance.  Just going by the coastlines in the illustration, it almost looks like the northern part of South America!  That wouldn't be a hike, that would be a major expedition.
      Then a second, careful, inspection found clues like "Irish Sea".  Happy trails!
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I don't get it. I don't get why people read BuzzFeed. I don't get why people send me messages with this article about how much my support for Uber in...
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I don't understand why people complain about surge pricing.

What would they rather do?

Fact is, there is more demand than supply for rides.

I've spent my fair share of frustrated evenings in San Francisco on NYE (pre Uber) trying to hail a cab. Walking to the end of the block thinking there's a better chance! Just to see someone else got now picked up the same spot I just left! Walking miles with a girl in heels who now has bloody blisters, and is seriously contemplating to take her shoes off and walk rather barefoot through SF sidewalks where broken glass is the least of your worries to step into.
Man would I have paid whatever it takes to get her in a car and pick our sorry (cold and often wet) asses up wherever we just were.

So, if you don't like Uber, take a cab. And thank everyone who takes a Uber instead of being in front of you at the cab line.

And if you TRULY believe that Uber is unfairly gauging prices and rolls in the dough... Hey, you can always drive for Uber instead of partying, and make a fortune that night.


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Finally finished my GPS data file for the 2016 long distance hike through Germany along the E1. Figured I'd make it publicly available, since there are no current maps for the trail.
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Seriously, Google? Only four *de*authorizations for Google Play Music, per 12 month period? You're offering an OS that just asks to be reinstalled every once in a while, and you're telling me that my buying more than that in new Android gadgets, not to mention OS reinstalls, will lock me out of listening to music I pay $9/month for?

I completely get limiting the number of authorized devices. But to disallow the throwing on the compost heap of old systems, that's... dumb and not very customer friendly.
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I had this done awhile ago. Now I'm stuck with two nexus 6 phones and three nexus 9 tablets and they are all the same devices. Music support has told me that wiping the devices is once a year only. On to Spotify. No more deauths either. Blah. 
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The insanity that is German technophear. The blue line is Street View availability, the gray line is the border between Denmark and Germany. Street View (available for a tiny pedestrian path in Denmark) ends abruptly in Germany (for a larger street, no less).
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+Christian Kurzke Only when the last engineer has left for a different country, the last dot.com lost all their customers to a superior product from another country, and the last VC gone bankrupt for investing in suits, not skills, will Germany learn that GMX isn't GMail, and never will be.
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Updated/fixed my weight comparison to include the Smart Cover for the iPad Pro. Now the Surface is slightly heavier at 1325g over the iPad's 1205g.
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Seriously? Not good. I like the new Microsoft, don't get me wrong, but I am still burned by Sunrise and other acquisitions.
We’re excited to announce an important milestone on SwiftKey’s journey. As of today, we have agreed to join the Microsoft family. Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our mission is to enhance interaction between people and technology. We think these are a perfect match, and we …
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2015 was not a good year for pictures for me. I took many, and lost as many when, mere hours before finally being able to upload them, someone stole all my equipment, including SD cards and backup USB stick (along with phones and computer). [...]
2015 was not a good year for pictures for me. I took many, and lost as many when, mere hours before finally being able to upload them, someone stole all my equipment, including SD cards and backup USB stick (along with phones and computer).
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+Arenas Viscatanius That's not so easy. If you're at 6000 meters above sea level, 200 km from the next civilized hovel, cloud storage won't do you much good. Even when just out for a weekend, it's not very beneficial to your (my, I am in Germany, it's fucking expensive here) LTE quotas to shoot 500 RAW+JPEG files across flimsy mobile data.
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Pitting the Surface Pro 3 vs. the iPad Pro, I can't find many areas in which the iPad outshines the Surface.

Some things, however, are somewhat important: the iPad's stylus/Pencil implementation is vastly superior. I liked writing on the Surface, I love it on the iPad. And, and this is a big one, the iPad charges via USB. No more bulky chargers, on-the-go recharges from an external battery, that's worth a lot if you're traveling with it.

I've managed to get most things that matter to me on the iPad. It still doesn't run my dev environment (which the Surface does admirably) and I am limited to iMovie and Adobe Clips for video, but for any trip outside the ones where those things are important, the iPad might become an equal opportunity companion.
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Conversely, it pays little compliment to the iPad Pro that it can in some ways strike feature parity with a version of the Surface over a year older than it. Good you're liking Apple's stylus at least, but hell, for that price you damn well expect it to be better.
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+what3words für Bilder und Text -- Reiseblogger sollten sich das wirklich mal ansehen. Don't leave house without it.
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Knappe 90 Tage, 1800 Kilometer (das wären etwa 20 Kilometer am Tag, wenn da nicht die “Zeroes” wären, Tage an denen ich gar nicht laufe), und 79 Hotels und Hostels: das ist, mehr oder weniger, die Zusammenfassung meiner geplanten Wanderung durch Deutschland, entlang des E1 Fernwanderweges.
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  • Universiteit van Amsterdam
    Psychology, 1998
  • Universiteit van Amsterdam
    Sociology, 1998
  • Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg
    Sociology, 1994
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"Journalism is just a gun. It's only got one bullet in it, but if you aim right, that's all you need. Aim it right, and you can blow a kneecap off the world" - Spider Jerusalem
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Once Foursquare Mayor of McMurdo Station, Antarctica.
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    Storyteller, 2010 - present
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Reykjavík, IS - Dallas, TX - Dallas, TX - Fremont, CA - Bamberg, Germany - Amsterdam, Holland - New York, New York - Napa, CA - Saulieu, France - Belfast, NI
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Netflix - Online series en films kijken
www.netflix.com

Kijk Netflix-series en -films online of stream rechtstreeks op je Smart TV, gameconsole, pc, Mac, mobiele apparaat, tablet en meer. Begin va

Sleep as Android Unlock – Android Apps on Google Play
market.android.com

Unlocks the "Sleep as Android" application - the alarm clock with sleep cycle tracker. This is not a subscription but a lifetime license. In

How Windows Insider Feedback Influences Windows 10 Development
blogs.windows.com

My name is Samer Sawaya – I’m a Senior Program Manager Lead on Windows Feedback, part of the Data and Fundamentals Team that Gabe Aul leads.

Do More With Less Film
domorewithlessfilm.com

Do More With Less is a conversation between over 100 hikers traveling from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail.

AppChat (Alpha) – Android Apps on Google Play
market.android.com

AppChat automatically puts you in a chat room for every app you have installed on your phone. It lets you chat in real time with everyone el

Input: Fonts for Code
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Input is a typeface for code, designed by David Jonathan Ross and released by Font Bureau.

Input: Fonts for Code — Download
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Input is a typeface for code, designed by David Jonathan Ross and released by Font Bureau.

Windows 10 is now available on Raspberry Pi and Arduino
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Microsoft is aiming at making Windows 10 the OS for all connected devices, and now it's aiming at the Internet of Things by releasing a buil

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Apple iPhone argument ends in stabbing
www.androidauthority.com

There are few rivalries as strong in the mobile world as the one between Samsung and Apple fans. Apple fans insist Samsung is nothing more t

Samsung estimates Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge sales could reach 70 million
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Samsung might have had a rough year in 2014, but things are certainly looking up for 2015 so far. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are both

The European Union Is Preparing To Sue Google, And It Wants A Fight | Fa...
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The battle is heating up between American tech companies and European regulators.

World Press Photo Contest: 20% of Finalists Disqualified
time.com

A large number of entries were found to have been manipulated, says managing director Lars Boering

Flush - Public Toilet Finder
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Flush is a fast and simple toilet finder. It has a slick interface with beautiful animations and transitions inspired by material design. Th

The hot chocolate is to die for, but replaces at least one meal that day. Great student ambiance, good service, and nice people. Some of the chairs have definitely seen better days.
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It's an old fashioned cafe. Upstairs is a food and drink "Viennese Cafe," downstairs a more coffehouse vibe. Slightly more expensive than other selections and often crowded, but comfortable and good staff.
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reviewed a week ago
The rooms are nice and clean, pity that you have to pay through the nose for the wall mounted "connectivity center." Do **not** order the late night pizza from the room service menu, I've had some bad pizze in my life, this one's in the top five. The lobby is spacious and very comfy, with leather and a pool table. There's a book rack that even has some communist GDR and Nazi era books (nothing too aggressive, though the "Mother" novel they have is kind of an edge case), and two PS4 which you can get controllers for an play.
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reviewed a week ago
Really good Dutch food (and DO try the spare ribs, you won't regret it) and super friendly staff. Definitely a jewel in this most expensive part of town.
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Good food and super nice servers. Get the steak without fries and a side of the wedges. Ask to add the cheese sauce to your wedges. You won't regret it, trust me.
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reviewed a week ago
Friendly staff, clean rooms, and a good location close to train station and downtown. The lobby bar is open late, the food is tasty, and the drinks are nice and strong.
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reviewed a week ago
Great little hotel in the middle of town, connected to everything and only minutes from the train station. Super friendly staff, adequate rooms. Breakfast is expensive for what they offer.
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