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This is pretty cool! One of the things I love about Japanese culture is the way people take pride in what they do, and show gratitude in serving.
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Whoa. Tip: view this on your phone and spend the next few minutes spinning around like an idiot.
 
Can't WAIT for the Hangouts
How interesting would it be to be able to watch a Hangout, or a multiple-camera live event, choose your view and drag around the scene?!? Great demo, +Sarah Hill.

... and NO, folks, I don't see Hangouts doing this soon, but who knows what the future will bring?
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I finally got a toolkit with a Pentalobe 5 bit so I could open up my fried Macbook Air. Successfully removed the SSD, only to discover it's a micro SSD, and I need to buy an adapter. Oy. This is why you perform regular backups!
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EDIT: I was incorrect. The only thing it doesn't do is notify you of the reshare, which apparently consistent with how sharing currently works.
 
Fuck.

Collections? Is a huge security risk.

Collections appear to allow reshares of semi-private content (Circles or shared to individuals) with no limit except "you can't post to a Collection with the privacy setting 'Public'." That's the same as a normal reshare now.

The difference is it does this silently. I got no notification when he reshared my content into test Collections (content that was shared only with him and created for the test). I got no notification when he shared it into a collection shared with only me, and ALSO no notification when he shared it into a collection that is available to anyone he has circled.

Collections also allow reshares of old posts into collections. Meaning things you might have thought were safe are definitely not because now you won't get a notification if someone you trusted decides to screw you.

(Yes, they could have copy/pasted before, but now they can click 1 button.)

This is a PROBLEM.

Googlers? Help?
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No problem. I just want to make sure we keep Google honest by responding to the problem, instead of letting them hide behind misinformation. :)
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I have much the same response when contacted by recruiters. +Canonical is doing it right.
When out-of-state recruiters email me about their awesome tech company, my first response is always something along the lines of, “You support remote work, right? I live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.” When the response comes back as a flat denial of the possibility, suddenly that hot tech company ...
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Yep. Remote or nothing.
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I began reading these to honor Terry Pratchett after he passed away. I've finished the first in the series, and I'm halfway through the 2nd.

This is a great guide at how to read the series. The most salient point is:
"Asking “Which book will let me know what the series is like?” is akin to asking “What single fruit shall I eat to learn whether I like fruit?”"
Terry Pratchett’s Discworld might look intimidating — there are 40 books, and they’re humorous fantasy, which seems like it could be an acquired taste. But everybody should read at least one Discworld book, because they’re wonderful, and there’s something for everyone. Here’s our complete guide to Pratchett’s masterwork.
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All my copies of his boks have been read so many times they are literally falling apart. I have been reading his books for nearly 22 years and I will read them again for decades to come. He was and always will be the only fantasy I indulge in.
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A historic day. It would be pretty nice if my marital status didn't change depending on what state I was in at the moment.
 
TODAY: Supreme Court oral arguments begin for Obergefell v. Hodges, the #SCOTUS case on #marriageequality http://hrc.org/scotus #LoveCantWait
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I agree. This is a fight for justice. 
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Finally. I can now download all the screensavers and mouse cursors my heart desires!
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It is deeply gratifying to me to see someone who cannot communicate verbally be able to reach out and tell everyone what others like him can't.
"I can't let others continue living under these misconceptions."
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Thanks for sharing this.
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Seems correct. As a Trekkie, I had always wondered what The Star Wars was about. Thankfully, one of my favorite Vulcans is here to finally explain.
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+Elon Musk is quickly becoming the person I look up to most. He recently unveiled a plan to save us from our own CO2 production -- something seemingly no other person or body with the means to do so was interested in doing. This is important, and I hope to see others of his stature follow suite.
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+John Meinel I haven't looked at any of the numbers (and applaud you for doing so).  +Elon Musk has focused enough on practicality in the past to earn a certain amount of implicit trust from me. Maybe that should never be warranted...

To your point regarding practicality: I think the decentralized model is secondary. More immediately, Tesla is furthering the existing centralized model by constructing a centralized power plant, open sourcing all of their designs and patents, and imploring other companies to follow suite: https://youtu.be/yKORsrlN-2k?t=799

Perhaps over time, the load on the centralized plants will be lessened as the price on solar (and other renewable energies) comes down, but I don't think this is a requisite for his plan to work.

To some extent, I think Musk is trying to break our species out of the "analysis paralysis" we seem to have around climate change and how to address it. I think there is probably a capitalistic angle here, but I get the sense that if Tesla were to break even on this endeavor, Musk wouldn't care. Mostly because if things keep going as they are, no one will be around to spend the money. He seems deeply interested in attempting to address the large threats to our species (climate change making Earth uninhabitable for humans, humans being 100% centralized on Earth).
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Scaleway's giving you up to 10 free instances to try Juju, give it a shot, and then check out all the services you can play with here: http://jujucharms.com
Here at Scaleway, we love orchestration and automation. In this post we will share with you how to deal with juju, the open source orchestration tool from Canonical, on Scaleway. What is Juju? Juju is an orchestration tool that lets...
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Writing, Rational Thought, Problem Solving, Capacity to Learn, Go, C#, Java, JavaScript, C, C++, HTML, CSS, Lisp, LaTeX, Emacs
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    Engineering Manager, 2014 - present
  • Reinsurance Group of America
    Senior Systems Analyst, 2005 - 2014
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Consummate introvert. Writer, gamer, and total computer nerd.
Introduction
When people ask me what it is I enjoy doing, I usually rattle off a list of things that tickle my intellect. I'd much rather be programming, or reading, or writing, or playing games than sitting in a bar. An intimate dinner with friends is preferable to a club.

Professionally, I enjoy several aspects of my occupation including: system architecture, programming, and interacting with my friends in the business. I love studying programming languages, and computer science in general.
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I've written two books.
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  • University of Missouri St. Louis
    BS Computer Science, 2000 - 2005
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This will be a review of the ski portion of Devil's head. We went to Devil's Head for a weekend trip after Christmas, but before New Years. I've been there several times before. Skiing: The slopes are some of the better ones I've tried in the mid-west. They're not going to rival ski resorts with access to mountains, but it's pretty good for the midwest. The runs were well groomed, the chair-lifts were well operated, and the equipment is decent. All in all a good time. Lodging: My expectations here were low since I feel ski resorts are notorious for focusing on the skiing and not the lodging. It's nice for what it is even though I felt like I was staying in a college dorm. The rooms are plain, but tidy and pretty clean. My only real complaint would be the half-inch gap below the door which lets all kinds of noise in. Restaurants: Here's where my real complaint is. The restaurants here are AWFUL. Just awful. There are several different restaurants on the grounds to fit different needs. We tried the Cliffhaus Cafe, Dante's Restaurant, and Cornucopia. The Cliffhaus Cafe is about what you would expect from a cafeteria style restaurant full of hungry families. The food was pretty bad though and was consistently old or cold (if it should have been hot). Oh well, it's just cafeteria food. Dante's restaurant is a sit-down restaurant; think Applebees without decorations. We went here for dinner the first night and waiting 2 hours for even our appetizers to come. They were very understaffed for a busy Friday night, and since the kitchen is partially open I was able to see 2, maybe 3 highschool boys milling around casually preparing food -- which, speaking of -- is like food from a stadium. Overcooked, fried, unseasoned. Blah. Our big dinner was at Cornucopia the next night. It's a nice looking place with an upscale menu (and prices). We were all tired and looking for a nice home-cooked meal. Let me first state that our waitress was great. She was professional, and obviously experienced. What she brought us back from the kitchen was prepared by a group of people who obviously weren't. I ordered the Filet Minion, medium well, with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. The steak came out medium rare and on my sister's plate. Her sirloin was on mine. I sent mine back to be cooked some more, but all they did was char the outside to a crisp and leave the inside rare. It was obvious to me they had no idea how to cook a steak. Two other steaks at the table were raw as well. My wife ordered broccoli as a side and instead got baby carrots. Raw baby carrots. After expressing our concerns to the waitress a little, she let on that these people were hired seasonally and that the bartender had never bartended, and the cooks had never cooked. Mystery solved. I will say that they comped our bill entirely which was an extraordinary gesture considering we had worked our way through some soups, salads, and beers which were perfectly acceptable. All in all, Devil's head is a pretty good place to ski, but I would pass on staying/eating at the lodge if you can help it.
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