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One of my close friends of over 15+ years has tragically passed away, leaving a wife and 2 small children behind. These two little boys will never know their father.

As mentioned in a post last week, my friend +Joel Reed was fan of sexy cars, building a successful business tinting and customizing them over the years. Joel loved techy, geeky things too, as he was a fellow Nexus Warrior with his +Nexus 6 and previously ran +CyanogenMod on his +Samsung Mobile USA Galaxy Note. Joel was also a fan of guns and rifles, owing some of the larger assault rifles that I've ever seen. When it came to the stock market or investing, well, that was one of his passions, making money. Joel was my friend, someone who would have done anything for me, someone who was always smiling and laughing, having a great time. But most importantly, Joel loved his two little boys as much as, well, as much as I love my two children, more than words can describe. If you're a parent, you know what I mean.

Even though Joel was a wizard with finances, sadly, he did not have life insurance, always stating that he was self insured with his investments and money saving habits. Which, to a point, that's true. However, once you're no longer around to continue said investing, you're no longer self insured. Besides, life insurance isn't for you, it's for your family, in case something happens to you. It's too late to have this conversation with my friend though. :(

No one likes asking for a hand out, but if you have a few bucks to spare this month, toss them towards the Reed family and their future. If you don't, a +1 and a share of post to spread the word will do.
Dear Friends, On June 22nd, 2015 the Reed Family lost a huge part of their lives; a husband, a best friend, a father, a provider. Help us raise money for Deanne, Ethan and Holden. My name is Ebun Adewumi and I have been friends with Deanne Reed since we were in middle school. Through Deanne I m...
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Happy Birthday +Google+ :-D
 
Happy 4th Birthday +Google+​!

Over the past 4 years, this social platform has impacted my life, changing it for the better. I've met countless, amazing G+ers that have become very close friends, building long lasting relationships and I've also embarked on a new career path thanks to the nature of this platform. There's no doubt in mind that the core community of this network includes the most engaging people out there.

Google, thanks for building it and to all of you, thanks for making what it is, a true social network, something beyond status updates.

Happy Birthday again +Google+​ and +Google+ Developers​! Here's to many, many more. Fingers crossed.

Let's let Google know why they should continue to invest in this value added, life changing service.
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Long read, but it  has interesting ideas about open source and IP
About a year and a half ago, I discovered this $12 “Gongkai” cell phone (pictured above) in the markets of Shenzhen, China. My most striking impression was that Chinese entrepreneurs had relatively unfettered access to cutting-edge technology, enabling start-ups to innovate while bootstrapping. Meanwhile, Western entrepreneurs often find themselves trapped in a spiderweb of IP frameworks, spending more money on lawyers than on tooling.
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Back in the 1970s some of us at Caltech and then UC had an interesting topic of discussion. “Say you are invited to a science conference in the USSR. What items can you bring with you that would (1) not get confiscated/destroyed by the KGB upon arrival, and (2) nevertheless, help to undermine the system and sway locals toward a freer, more open way of life?"

Jeans and rock albums?  The first things border agents would seize.  Sci fi books?  Sure, bring a few.  But any large number will be taken and pulped.

“Toothpaste,” said one visiting Russian scholar. “One fellow from JPL gave us all small tubes of American toothpaste when he visited Moscow. As soon as they ran out and we had to go back to our regular products, we all were guaranteed to hate the system, three times a day.”

Ooh, clever.  But my own opinion was simple.  Frisbees. No simple, lightweight, inexpensive object is more inherently about freedom, looseness, ad-hoc mixing of cooperation and competition… and making up rules as you go along.  You can even play with one, all by yourself, or with your dog, or… as in this article about frisbee empowerment… just learning to feel free.   

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2015/06/how-would-you-personally-undermine.html
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Suppose I have some Data that I query from the network. I could simply hit the network each time I need the data, but caching the data on disk and in memory would be much more efficient. More specifically, I...
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Back in the 1950s, China was going through its Great Leap Forward, an effort to transform China from a largely agrarian nation to a thriving industrial Marxist powerhouse. These sweeping (and often brutal) reforms, touched virtually every facet of Chinese life — and as one particular episode in China's history points out, the animal kingdom was also far from immune. In 1958, China ordered the extermination of several pests, including sparrows — a...
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BlackBerry is reportedly going to launch a smartphone with Android.
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Some of my interests: Android Development, Machine Learning, Artificial Neural Networks, Deep Learning, Python, Google App Engine, Biology, Bioinformatics, Futurism, Game Development.
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