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Leo Somera
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I spent a lot of minutes looking for McCow, MacCow, McCaw, McAw, McOw....until I figured out it was "Macau."  Could you spell out the ticker or company name in the video description?  Thanks!
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Poll: do you unpack your Surface Pro at airline security (laptop rule) or claim it as a tablet?
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I use a Swiss backpack and travel up to four weeks a month by airline. I have only been asked to remove it once when I had forgot an ultra book in the bag with it. My surface and iPad never leave my carry on otherwise. 
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24 hrs and still going strong.  Moto X (2014) running Lollipop.
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Okay got it guys go to Cell Standby !!!
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10 random observations about the Silicon Valley scene these days:

1. A lot of cool stuff is going on. Android, IoT, Bitcoins, new social paradigms, blurring of consumer and enterprise, sharing economy, health tech, new educational models... the next generation of solutions are coming soon.
2. Android is going to be big. Much much bigger than it is today. Its just the start.
3. Everything that should be smart will be so. I saw a smart mattress company lately. It deduces how well you sleep and gives tips on how to sleep better. Given the cost of connectivity these days, there is no reason that every single object we use should be more intelligent and better at what it does. This space is where Mobile was in 2007.
4. Valuations are sky high and deals are expensive. Something is bound to give. Soon.
5. You need less money to kick off a company. You need more money to make it stick out. It sort of evens out.
6. People and teams are (thankfully) paramount. Investment decisions/recruiting choices are still made based on people first then ideas. Its not as frothy as in late 90s.
7. Silicon Valley is incredibly good at finding holes in everything. And hyping up whatever is the flavor of the day
8. On the flip side, people will go out of their way to help you in this industry. I had read an article on social currency recently. Nowhere is it more apparent than here in Silicon Valley
9. The cafes, libraries, incubators, free office spaces are all booming with all sorts of people hunched over their laptops building new companies. Love the valley!
10. One quickly learns that there is no such thing as a bad idea (well..mostly :) ). Its almost all the time, bad execution. 

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I accidentally started growing these... Two of them. Can I plant them in the yard? Sun or shade?
 
My most recent regrow project. I had on sitting in water for many months now that had lots of roots and finally started to make shoots, but they never got out of the water and now the potato has started to rot. I found this little guy in a produce bag on the counter that went uneaten from our last outing to +ShopRite (Official Page)  That usually doesn't happen and must have been missed under the pot holders.  In any case, I pulled him out of the bag and to my surprise saw that it was starting to grow. Given the fate of my waterborne spud, I figured, what the heck and tossed him into a pot with some potting soil and said "WHY NOT?!"

The first picture is the day I planted him and the others are from yesterday. I can't believe he's got 3 shoots already and the main one that was started when planted it, is the large leaves. I don't know what variety this is, since it is from the grocery store, but since we liked it, I'm hoping it will not be some hybrid that reverts to something inedible or unpalatable. I'm debating on how to continue growing this as I'm still plagued by the monster eating my large leaves in my garden and my sweet potatoes in the front. I don't know if it would get enough light on my enclosed patio, even elevated to the window height. I'll have to do some research, but from what I've read if you eat the leaves, roots or fruit, they need full sun, BUT that's not always true for lettuce so... wish me luck!!
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I've been refurbishing an old Japanese dining table.  Stripping and sanding are done.  When the weather warms up, I'll start staining it.  My future coffee table :)
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Sashimi Salad at Hashi's (Rebecca Lane)!  Yummy Salmon and Tuna Sashimi.
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Great reminder that true change comes from within.

The New York Times: How the Berlin Wall Really Fell. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwgraL5R8
Mistakes by East German officials and rising opposition by large numbers of everyday citizens led to the opening.
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I think the 0.7% who need gluten free food availability are very thankful of the fad.
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At the Red Bud Park Balloon Festival.  After an early morning 3mile run.
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  • Virginia Commonwealth University
    Biology, 2012 - 2014
  • University of Virginia
    Engineering, 1999 - 2002
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Change is a grand adventure!
Introduction
Moved to TX from VA in 2014.  Looking forward to exploring this part of the USA.
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Bioenvironmental Engineer for the USAF
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    Engineer, 2005 - present
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Abilene, TX
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Richmond, Virginia - Oirase-cho, Aomori, Japan - Lakehurst, New Jersey - Virginia Beach, Virginia - San Antonio, Texas - Naples, Italy - Manila, Philippines - Rosamond, California - San Francisco, CA
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Great food! Try the sashimi salad.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
very good food and friendly service. my friends from Japan really enjoyed it! seating is limited so don't expect to go and hang out... let others have a seat!
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Always good prompt friendly service here. It's a full Starbucks and fully participates in the Starbucks rewards program. My only complaint is that the air flow seems to suck the cigarette smoke from the outside smoking area into the cafe -- always seems to smell like smoke (more so than coffee).
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Very different from a typical cafe layout. There were no tables -- just stools at counters along the side of the wall. The counter where you place your order was large and raised, and walling the staff away from the customer. The initial impressions were off-putting, but once you get pass that the food was very good and inexpensive. I had the fish taco and a whippie pie. The fish taco was better than most I've had.
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Sunday evening, most tables were available. The place was clean and the decor was nice. Service was very quick and the food was excellent. I had the Special Thali which was a combo platter of Lamb Curry, Shrimp Curry, Tandori Chicken, rice, nan, and a bunch of sides I can't pronounce. It was delicious.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
We went there with a large family group including a toddler and baby. The tables set aside for our reservation were spacious, even for a group of 7 + 2 kids; this is uncommon as often we usually feel cramped when we go out to eat as a family. Our waiter, Steve, was very pleasant, informative/suggestive, and prompt. The food was very good. Appetizers of Calamari and Blue Crab dip were very yummy. The bread was okay, but the butter was whipped and spreadable. I had the Crab Soup, Salmon Sizzle, and Carrot Cake. All very good. The Salmon Sizzle with Mushroom Truffle Broth was served sizzling -- had to wait a bit for it to cool down (as expected) and very delicious! The Crab Soup was very good...not too salty which is a typical complaint from me. The Carrot Cake was very well done -- moist with creamy frosting.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I've been here many times, especially to sequester a table for a few hours to study or work on my laptop. I like the view and large space in this Panera. There is a fireplace in the center and many tables for even large groups (up to 12) to sit as a group. The service has always been friendly and prompt. They can improve their process flow, however. As you wait in line to order food, the menu board is not in good view. The coffee station is behind the line, and not in progression with the flow of traffic. If you know what you want and are not getting coffee, then everything is in flow, but for me it has always been awkward.
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