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Seen this pop-up from https://shoogpowersellingonline.org/?
Avoid! Avoid! Evasive action!
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You kidding me? This is so cool!
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Somebody dropped a marshmallow on my Nexus.
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Sweet. Still waiting here.
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Funny picture in +The News & Observer.
Design vs. user experience.
Go on. Hold the rod upside-down and reel backwards. You know best.
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Well, I'll be....
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Sweet! Got this warning about slow traffic on my way home.
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You don't seem to know me very well, G+.
Time to tweak those algorithms?
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People at #io16 will be using the new Google Spaces to keep up with the goings on. I would like to see Spaces in action. Could someone send out the codes so that people could join the Spaces? That would be really great!
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Weird day in Chapel Hill. UNC-Chapel Hill​ locked down twice on spurious reports of "possible active shooter on campus." The alerts turned out to be harmless--people with umbrellas and BB guns.

When UNC locks down, though, so do the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools​. Thankfully, everything resolved quickly and quietly here. It was nothing more than a ripple in the day, a minor inconvenience.

While it was easy to think, "Boy, did UNC ever over-react," we started to hear about the carnage in San Bernardino at a place set up solely to help people, the "Inland Regional Center, a facility for people with developmental disabilities." They were having a "holiday party" when the gunmen invaded the facility.

These mass murderers are usually described as "cowardly" in the aftermath of these events. I can't think of a more cowardly thing to do than what these people did today. Armed with assault weapons, protected by body armor, they attacked a social services facility while they were having a party.

These days, unfortunately, you truly never know any more. I have lived through many odd, odd times in American history, but this is one of the oddest times I have experienced. The fact that these events occur with such frequency. The fact that we continue to kowtow to the NRA gun lobby. Even the fact that the news media has taken to referring to assault weapons as "long guns," as if these guys are plinking away with scoped, walnut-stocked Weatherby hunting rifles.... C'mon guys. Who do you think you're fooling?

But, as with all of these events, there will be a rush on the the gun dealers tomorrow. They will sell out their stock, as usual. All because the gun nuts of America fear that sanity might reign in our country

Don't worry guys! No chance of that! Never happen. We'll just keep cleaning up the blood, and everything will go on as usual.
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Reminds me of the time that guy drove a car into a bunch of students in the pit. Only that turned out to be real.
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Does anyone know why Google+ wants to take out "Circle streams" away from us? I mean, you can get to them, but it's kind of a struggle.
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It IS a little annoying, yes. I am cleaning out my circles now, using the old interface.
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I want to be kind, but this is Periscope's welcome to Android, and look... It's in portrait orientation. Apparently, you can't make Periscope flip to landscape. I couldn't, anyway. I am open to correction on that.

Thing is, I can't record video in portrait on my Nexus, and to me, that's as it should be. When did you ever see a movie on a tall skinny screen?

So anyway, thoughts?
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F.A.O. Schwarz, which has been a fixture in New York for 145 years and a character in the 1988 Tom Hanks film “Big,” is actively scouring Manhattan for a new, less costly location.
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Great tour! And they give generous samples! (Everybody is very happy now!)
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Very nice place. A little hard to find (Guess Rd. at Broad), but so worth it.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
No better BLT on the planet!
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I was in Asheville on a crowded July 4th weekend, and the standard, established restaurants were all jammed. I found Blue Dream sort of by accident and tried it because it was not crowded. It was great! Nice setting, cool vibe, attentive service, and great food! I am pretty sure it will be as crowded as all the other places when I get back to Asheville again. I wish you guys all the luck in the world!
Public - a year ago
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I was out and about with my son, and we dropped in for lunch on a whim. I sure am glad we did! It was great, and yes, the home fries really are something special.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
The place continues to impress. I have never had a bad experience there. And now they are franchising the concept to more NC locations. I hope all of the franchisees can offer food and service at such a high level. For now, i feel lucky to live near the original location.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Those negative reviews? Don't believe them! This place is first class all the way.
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