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I'm the head of the webspam team at Google. That means that if you type your name into Google and get porn back, it's my fault. Unless you're a porn star, in which case porn is a completely reasonable response.
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How to get back stories to read in Google Now

A while ago I got a bad source in my Google Now story cards. I clicked in the three dots in the top right of that story and ended up clicking "Never show stories to read" (like in the screenshot) but that radically reduced the number of stories I see in Google Now.

To bring it back, click the three dots again, select "Customize Google Now" and look for the "Everything else" item at the bottom of Now preferences. Look for an item called "Interested in getting recommendations from around the web?" and change it to yes.
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I love "Stories to Read" . i just know when read the story
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Some people get stressed about making big resolutions on New Years. Take the pressure off by trying something new for just 30 days instead!
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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Hello Matt I want to suggest a youtube feature can you tell me please how can I please.?
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This is a great talk. If you don't have 40 minutes to watch, you can get most of the value just by listening.
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I'm at Ipoh so call IP for Perak.
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Congrats to Amit Singhal on 15 years at Google!

Amit Singhal, one of the unsung heroes of Google, just celebrated 15 years at the company. If you've ever gotten a magical answer from Google, you probably have Amit to thank for it.

I can't think of another person who has taken on so many different roles--individual contributor, manager, and head of search, not to mention dealing with press--and done such a superb job in each role. When a regular person hits a wall and gets discouraged, that's when Amit is just getting started. :) It's always fun to see how he cuts to the root of a problem and solves it. I'm proud to call him my friend.
 
Fifteen years ago, on this day, I joined a small startup called Google; and here I am, fifteen years later, enjoying every moment of this beautiful journey that I started with Google on Nov 28, 2000.

A lot has changed in the last fifteen years, Google has grown up a lot, and I have experienced tremendous personal growth. But one thing that has not changed, is the Google mission: to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. This mission is one of the things that keeps me so engaged at Google. I feel proud to come in everyday knowing that what I will do will improve the lives of over a Billion people, and that is exactly what my employer wants me to do.

The second reason that has kept me at Google, in fact has made the last fifteen years the best professional ride anyone could every experience is my wonderful colleagues at Google. The people at Google are just amazing, and they are not just amazing in their respective areas, they are some of the most amazing human beings you will ever meet. I have made friends at Google that will last a lifetime, and that is the true wealth I've accumulated in my life.

On a personal note, when I joined Google, my two kids were four years old and six months old. Even though I had a few jobs before coming to Google, my kids only remember their Dad as a Googler.

Today... I am feeling Thankful.

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Proud of you sir. Thumbs up
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This is a nice new feature.
Everyone at The Verge thinks I'm crazy for continuing to buy phones with only 16GB of storage, but the trick to living on a tiny hard drive is expeditiously backing up and removing the many gigs of...
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lol
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Have you tried Google Music?

For $10 a month, you can get access to tens of millions of songs with Google Music. But for that price, you also get YouTube Red, which removes ads in YouTube. And with YouTube Red, you also get the YouTube Music app, which is "optimized to present a vast collection of additional options — from live concert footage to karaoke tracks with embedded lyrics to instructional videos on how to play that bass line — which don’t exist on any other music streaming service." That quote is from the article.
YouTube is first and foremost a video portal, the world’s largest and most popular online collection of moving images. But it’s also a search engine, the world’s second largest, trailing only its...
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+Steven Fernandez I rarely do hear the same songs because I use the thumbs down all the time. I also have over 50 stations. They also have something new where you can create variations. It's much better than it used to be. I'm not big on new music, anyway. Can't really stand the stuff. I listen to a lot of music from the 1920s blues. Also New Orleans old time jazz. They have a lot on there, and all kinds of artists. Plus the bios. Love Pandora.
The other services have almost no old blues on them. Only the newer blues, which I don't like.
 With the other services, I'm not able to create a channel for, let's say Allen Touissant or Blind Blake or Mississippi John Hurt. I can with Pandora. For 4.99 a month.
I also love 90's grunge, which they have a boatload of that. They have a station called 90's Alternative/Grunge that I listen to a lot.
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For February, I'm not reading news or social media.

Is there anything that you've always dreamed about doing? Why not try it on for size with your own fun 30 day challenge this month?
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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Pretty cool..
 
To help make deep learning even more accessible to engineers and data scientists at large, we are launching a new Deep Learning Course developed in collaboration with Udacity.

This short, intensive course provides you with all the basic tools and vocabulary to get started with deep learning. For more details, see the Research blog post linked below, and register for the course at https://goo.gl/7RdJYV. 
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Interesting.  This isn't like "Deep Thoughts" on Saturday Night Live, though?!
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HSTS is a way you can "pin" your website to indicate that it should always be accessed securely. Some good info from +John Mueller​ about HSTS here.
 
HTTPS & HSTS: 301, 302, or 307? If the combination of these letters & numbers mean anything to you, you might be curious to know why Chrome shows you a 307 redirect for HSTS pages.

In the end, it's pretty easy. After seeing the HTTPS URL with the HSTS header (for example, with any redirect from the HTTP version), Chrome will act like it's seeing a 307 redirect the next time you try to access the HTTP page. Your server's not returning a 307, Chrome is just showing it to you as such to explain that it's doing the redirect for you. You can confirm that by looking at the size of the response -- 0 bytes for the 307 "redirect." In other words, the 307 isn't actually a redirect at all, it's just a placeholder.

This is not the redirect you're looking for.
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Yes it is good
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Machine learning does even better now.
 
Rethinking the Inception Architecture for Computer Vision

An Arxiv paper posted yesterday at http://arxiv.org/abs/1512.00567
by my colleagues +Christian Szegedy, +Vincent Vanhoucke, +Sergey Ioffe, +Jon Shlens, and +Zbigniew Wojna details a bunch of improvements to the Inception image classification model that they've been working on. An ensemble of four of these models achieves 3.46% top-5 error on the validation set of the Imagenet whole image ILSVRC2012 classification task, compared with an ensemble of the initial version of Inception that won last year's 2014 Imagenet classification challenge with a 6.66% top-5 error rate (a 49% reduction in top-5 error rate).

For comparison, +Andrej Karpathy estimates that a well-trained human (him) can achieve about 5.1%, as detailed in his delightfully written "_What I learned from competing against a ConvNet on ImageNet_" blog post at  http://karpathy.github.io/2014/09/02/what-i-learned-from-competing-against-a-convnet-on-imagenet/

The latest Inception models were trained using TensorFlow, our newly open-sourced machine learning system (see http://tensorflow.org).
Abstract: Convolutional networks are at the core of most state-of-the-art computer vision solutions for a wide variety of tasks. Since 2014 very deep convolutional networks started to become mainstream, yielding substantial gains in various benchmarks. Although increased model size and ...
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good luck u all guys

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Search for "A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far Far Away" on Google, and it's got an awesome surprise for you.
Searching the film's memorable first lines on Chrome will deliver results that mimic the opening scene of the original Star Wars.
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true browser support, google, does not work in the latest firefox. yeah, right. #backin1990's #optimizedforIEonly #etc.
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"You need to ... violently sweep your Life Table of the debris that is getting in the way of you doing the much more satisfying activity of actually creating something you care about."
I generally keep this place pretty well disguised as an Early Retirement Financial Blog, but secretly it is a Life Improvement Blog. The glitzy monetary veneer allows me to get lots of media attent...
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Please, don´t return from your holidays!! Relax and enjoy the life with your family :-)
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I like the Chile Colorado.
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Near to the airport and BART and a Walgreen's and a Chipotle. Free shuttle to the airport. Room interiors are nicer on the inside than you'd expect. A perfectly fine place to crash if your flight out of SFO is delayed.
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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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So very good. I recommend the salted butterscotch ice cream. It's really tasty.
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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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