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Looks like whole milk isn't too bad for you after all.
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+Nick Altmann Though perfectly good for anyone descended from ancestors who spent tens of thousands of years acclimating to drinking animal milk. I'm not putting that hard work to waste by foregoing cheese!
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The full piece is worth reading, but this was a tough paragraph to read: "What Hurricane Katrina, the floodwall and levee collapses, and the aftermath taught me is that America, and its institutions, simply don’t work — and that people like it that way. Perhaps this is a boilerplate observation, so obvious in light of what happened there, and all our other disasters and chronic problems — the Iraq war, political gridlock, gun violence, and a thousand other things. But I believe this is an under-appreciated point. America is an optimistic nation. It has a short memory. Our political system and media don’t really learn very obvious lessons that unspool right in front of everyone’s faces. And so we end up repeating our errors — at least, some of them — to great sorrow. And I expect the sorrow is going to get a lot greater in the coming decades."

My recollection is that someone shared a photoset on Flickr, and that was the eye opener for me about how bad things were post-Katrina. It was also an eye opener about the power of what would eventually be called social media: people sharing information, photos, and opinions with each other directly.
As the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approached, I did not plan to write about it. Yes, I thought about doing somethi…
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 FEMA, as just one example, worked just a decade before Katrina, then it didn't;
    is it too late to make any & all institutions work again?
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New Moto Hint? Sounds pretty cool.
So apparently +Motorola Mobility​​ quietly released the second generation of their already awesome somewhat flawed Bluetooth the moto hint. At first glance it looks the same but some welcome additions have been made!!

1. It fits even better which is an area that was already excellent to begin with.
2. 70% more battery life!! Used to be up to 10 hours now it's 17
3. Crystal talk noise and wind-cancelling technology
4. Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR technology
5. It is now only $129.99 as opposed to $149.99
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A fascinating article which includes this wonderful quote: "Political movements are viral, but conspiracies are bacterial. They thrive in dark recesses, fed by self-reinforcement, shielded from the disinfecting light of contrary opinion."
The long read: In December, a handful of middle-aged American immigrants attempted to topple the autocratic ruler of the Gambia. They had few weapons and an amateurish plan. What possessed them to risk everything in a mission that was doomed to fail?
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This looks cool. Found via +Andrew Davison , who you may want to follow if you enjoy hearing about the future before other people.
We are releasing a complete implementation of our latest high-fidelity scene reconstruction pipeline. Code, executables, data, and detailed tutorials can be found here:

The code and executables are released under the permissive MIT license. You can use the system for any purpose, including commercial applications. Have fun!

(with +Sungjoon Choi and +Qianyi Zhou )
Abstract. We present an approach to indoor scene reconstruction from RGB-D video. The key idea is to combine geometric registration of scene fragments with robust global optimization based on line processes. Geometric registration is error-prone due to sensor noise, which leads to aliasing of ...
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The end of the month is a perfect time to brainstorm/plan a new 30 day challenge! An easy/simple one to start is to take a picture a day. But the sky's the limit--what have you always wanted to try? Why not give it a shot for October?

Let me know what you might try this month, or give me suggestions for my own challenge!
Is there something you've always meant to do, wanted to do, but just ... haven't? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.
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+Harikrishnan Madanagopal Dude... You just link-dropped +Matt Cutts. Are you freakin' serious? ;-)
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A tech-savvy candidate in the Kentucky debate for governor tonight

Do you live in Kentucky? Did you know that tech entrepreneur Drew Curtis is running for governor of Kentucky? He's officially on the ballot, and tonight at 7 p.m. Eastern time, you can watch him in the gubernatorial debate at . Please spread the word and tell other Kentuckians!
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I don't know how he sounds, I didn't click on the article. looking at these  photos, he's the only one with an honest look on his face
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Today was weird. I'm away from my running friends, but still decided to do the 10 mile distance that they were doing. Except I decided to run on a trail, and the trail apparently doesn't get that much usage. I stopped counting after I'd run through 140 spiderwebs in four miles. I ran through so many webs, I felt like I was catching bugs as I jogged.

Later, I took my niece and nephew for a hike. They wanted to go straight up into a hilly forest, so we did. Coming back down, I stepped on a yellow jacket nest in the ground and got stung 19-20 times. Luckily the niece and nephew didn't get stung at all.

Maybe I'll stay in and read a book tomorrow.
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Project Sunroof is awesome!

I love this new 20% project from Google. They take a bunch of high-resolution Google Earth data and figure out how much sunlight individual houses get. Currently, this is live for the Bay Area and Fresno in California, plus the Boston area. So you can get a pretty good estimate of whether solar panels would save money on your house. Hint: solar makes sense for a lot more people than you'd think!

You can even connect directly with several different solar panel providers if you'd like to start saving money now. I hope that Google expands this even more widely at some point.

Edit: By the way, here's one more reason why this kicks butt. The price of solar is dropping so much that the cost of solar panel modules isn't the primary factor as much anymore. Instead, the overall cost of solar installation, including cost for solar installers to find customers, is one of the larger factors now. If Project Sunroof can help solar customers and solar installers find each other more easily, that just pushes solar to be even cheaper and more widely accessible. If you're interested, see for a little more about this.
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I matt I have been in solar energy sense 1980 and people do not know the amount of energy that is on their roof.  I lived in the north of the country and... it still wouldn't make to much difference in savings

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Everything in Its Right Place

It’s been a little more than a quarter since I took on leadership of a newly formed team, which we’ve christened SPS: Streams, Photos, and Sharing.

In that short time, I’ve had some time to reflect on the products we’ve built over the last few years, and also the opportunity to oversee the launch of our new Google Photos product. I’ve concluded that it’s time for a “pivot”... or more precisely time to talk more openly about a pivot that’s been underway for some time (and in fact is reflected in the name of the new team). We're going to continue focusing Google+ on helping users connect around the interest they love, and retire it as the mechanism by which people share and engage within other Google products.

Four years ago when we conceived of the “Google+ Project”, we made it clear that our goals were always two-fold: Google+ aspired to be both a “platform layer that unified Google’s sharing models”, and a product / stream / app in its own right.

This was a well-intentioned goal, but as realized it led to some product experiences that users sometimes found confusing. For instance, and perhaps most controversially, integration with YouTube implied that leaving a comment on YouTube (something users had obviously been doing successfully for years) suddenly and unexpectedly required “joining Google+.”

We decided it’s time to fix this, not only in YouTube, but across a user’s entire experience at Google. We want to formally retire the notion that a Google+ membership is required for anything at Google… other than using Google+ itself.  

Some of the consequences of this shift in thinking have already been deployed. Others we’re rolling out as fast as possible (e.g. the changes to YouTube we referenced today). And many more will roll out over the rest of the year.

What does this mean for Google+ the product? Relieved of the notion of integrating with every other product at Google, Google+ can now focus on doing what it’s already doing quite well: helping millions of users around the world connect around the interest they love. Aspects of the product that don’t serve this agenda have been, or will be, retired. But you’ll also see a slew of improvements that make this use case shine (like the recent launch of Collections -

It’s been incredibly gratifying to see how this strategy has played out as realized in the recent Google Photos launch, a product which in many ways embodies and telegraphs the changes discussed above. Google Photos not only doesn’t require a Google+ account, but as much of the functionality as possible doesn’t even require an account at all. It was important to me that when we launched Google Photos, we stressed the product implements sharing by any means a user prefers… without compromise or agenda. This is the right thing for users and the feedback and usage has been extremely validating.

I’m excited to share this strategy with the world, excited about what it means for Google+, and most of all for all of Google’s users.
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So very good. I recommend the salted butterscotch ice cream. It's really tasty.
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I stayed here for the Folsom Triathlon. The hotel is older, but the staff were very nice--they called the room to check whether everything was fine with the room. They also let me check out an hour late so I could clean up after the triathlon. The location is very convenient for Nimbus Dam Recreation Area.
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Showed up just as they were closing one day and Henry let me in and helped me find the right tool. Good folks here.
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reviewed 3 years ago
Very good food. Pretty fast for an upscale restaurant. Can get crowded/loud, so consider doing takeout. Especially good: BBQ ribs, the French dip sandwich.
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The staff were very nice. I think this the nicest hotel in Auburn.
Quality: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
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The bagels really are delicious.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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The lady who runs this bagel shop is fast and competent. If you come in regularly, she'll remember your order and your name. A nice place to grab bagels on the weekend.
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