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Seeing the various scenarios the driverless car can handle is quite impressive.  Keep up the fantastic work +Chris Urmson.  I'd like to be able to bike one day knowing that cars will reliably respect my existence.
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The day I spent wandering around SF. The Fit app claims I cracked 16 miles. The photos are mostly from the lovely Golden Gate Park area.
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Amazing detail of my favorite planet.
 
Europa / Jupiter, by NASA Voyager. (credit: NASA/Kinetikon Pictures) via +reddit.
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Slowly but surely.  Still crossing my fingers for the San Jose/South Bay deployment.
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Beware iOS people. Don't install from untrusted sources.
In July 2014, FireEye mobile security researchers have discovered that an iOS app installed using enterprise/ad-hoc provisioning could replace another genuine app installed through the App Store, as long as both apps used the same bundle identifier. This in-house app…
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If you haven't, please go comment on the FCC's Open Internet proceeding (it's the one with 45k+ comments: 14-28).  You can also comment on the Comcast + TWC merger, which is also almost equally ridiculous.

If you don't know about the issue you can get useful and entertaining information from Vi Hart: Net Neutrality in the US: Now What?

or John Oliver (slightly less informational, but entertaining in a different fashion): Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO): Net Neutrality
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"What Google’s doing, in these cases, is using its deep pockets in the interest of broader social ends, with seemingly little concern for short-term returns. This strategy has historical precedent. In the early years of the American republic, there was little appetite for government spending on public works, like roads and canals. But the country needed better roads to facilitate the growth of trade and commerce. So the states turned to private companies, which built turnpikes that they then operated as toll roads. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, hundreds of these companies invested millions of dollars in laying thousands of miles of road, in effect providing the basic infrastructure for travel in the United States.

What’s interesting about these companies is that while they were, in theory, for-profit, and while they had shareholders, in most cases there was no expectation that they would actually turn a profit in operating the roads—tolls were kept low enough to encourage traffic and commerce. Instead, the shareholders—who were typically local merchants and manufacturers—saw their investments in turnpikes as a way to collectively provide a public good that, not incidentally, would also deliver benefits to them as business owners and consumers. They knew, of course, that other businesses would benefit from these roads even if they didn’t invest in them (the nature of a public good being that everyone can use it). But that didn’t mean the investment wasn’t worth making. It’s hard not to see a similar logic underlying much of what Google does"

h/t +Chris Jones​
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Can't wait to see them driving around.
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Amazing innovation in bee keeping. Sounds boring, actually awesome. They basically reduced the process to the bare minimum amount of required effort while improving both the bee keepers' and the bees' well being.
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Relive the joy that is dying of dysentery. 
Published by MECC Developed by MECC Released 1990 Also For Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.x Genre Adventure, Educational,...
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Great SVP, or greatest?

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A helium-filled balloon lifted Mr. Eustace to 135,908 feet. Fifteen minutes after he cut himself loose using a small explosive device, he was on the ground.
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Tiny autonomous people transporters.  Hilariously cute, technically amazing.
 
Look ma, no steering wheel!

I'm very excited about our self-driving car project, and this version is going to be really great.
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Software Engineer/Business Systems Integrator
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  • Google
    Backend SWE - Google Analytics, 2015 - present
  • Google
    Data Infrastructure Engineer, 2013 - 2015
  • Google
    Business Systems Integrator, 2011 - 2013
  • GameSpy
    Developer Support Engineer, 2009 - 2011
  • In-n-Out
  • Rand McNally
    Software Engineer Intern, 2009 - 2009
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