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+Malte Ubl wrote a thing about what I've been doing at work! All those awesome AMP web pages make our old dumpy HTML+JS ads look really slow by comparison. Time to use A4A: AMP ads for AMP pages.

https://medium.com/@cramforce/but-what-about-the-ads-bfe5025b6606#.346an53k4

In case his Medium post is a little TL;DR for you, here's the highlight: the side-by-side video of the old vs. new way of loading an ad.
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+Sushubh Yup, my team is working on that too! It will take some time, but AMP is going to be a great tool for ads in general.
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It is not God's will that you should receive highest honors: you can't please Allah the people suma the time.

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I Gott the joke.
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+Steren Giannini took the "Dog or Muffin?" image set, and others of its ilk, and fed them to Google's Cloud Vision API. Result: shockingly good. And I bet the one "Dog or Bagel" dog who was labeled "polar bear" won't mind a bit.

Click through for the full gallery.

http://labs.steren.fr/2016/03/27/trying-to-confuse-googles-vision-algorithms-with-dogs-and-muffins/
When I saw this set of very similar pictures of dogs and muffins (which comes from @teenybiscuit’s tweets), I had only one question: How would Google’s Cloud Vision API perform on this.…
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Great discussion of Lee Sodol's win in his 4th game against AlphaGo. I look forward to hearing what the program's engineers learn in the follow-up analysis.
Expectations were modest on Sunday, as Lee Sedol faced the computer Go program AlphaGo for the fourth time. After Lee lost the first three games, his chance of winning the five game match had evaporated. His revised goal was that he might succeed in winning at least one game against the machine...
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This commentary on game-4 is really something.

I still do not understand all the 'technical' references but now I do appreciate (if not understand) some of the nuances of the "Game of Go".
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This Times opinion piece, a little love-song for the circumflex, is just delightful. Nîcê jôb.

Hats Off to the Circumflex http://nyti.ms/1mN7FRh
An accent mark invented in the ancient world has become a focal point in France’s debate over spelling reform.
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Ooh yeah, Mme. Eisler taught me this in 7th grade and the scales fell away from my eyes.
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It's hard to imagine a nominee-Trump picking a running mate — the very idea seems incompatible with his brand of monomania.

Is there something in the Constitution that would keep him from naming himself as his own VP? As a mathematician, I don't remember any clause like "Let X and Y be two distinct candidates..."

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There's a common belief that P and VP must be from different states, but it's actually more subtle: electors must vote for "two persons, of whom one at least shall not be an inhabitant of the same states with themselves." 

(The Constitution could really have used an editor.)

However, the Constitution has nothing to say about what a political party puts on a ballot. Trump could absolutely run with himself as VP, and let those loser electors figure out what to do.

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http://www.snopes.com/history/american/vicepresident.asp
https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/articleii
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Hey, it's 2/4/16. How very squary. Wish I'd noticed that at 2:56.

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Nope, its 4/2/16. Wait for April to have 2/4/16. #leagueforcorectwritingofthedate 
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Pretty good coverage of what I'm spending my time working on these days.

http://fortune.com/2016/05/19/google-mobile-web-project/
Google is embarking on a huge project that could boost the speed of mobile websites.
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+Ryan Yakus It's faster to change a web site than to release a new update of an app. I'm sure AMPs will show up in more places soon!
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Congratulations, +Henry Segerman and +Robert Fathauer, on getting the d120 write-up in the New Yorker, and sorry I missed the G4G.  But you should get them to print a correction: Siobhan's delightful article describes the faces as "skinny right triangles".  Of course if that were the case, they would degenerate into d60s or d30s :-)

http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/the-dice-you-never-knew-you-needed
Credit PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY THE DICE LAB
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+Mark Fickett for his "artisanal die roller"
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I just learned (from +Mike Stay) that 1 mole of gas at STP has volume pi^e liters!
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The Ideal Gas Law says PV=nRT. If Pressure=1 Pa and Volume=1 L and n=1 mole, then pi^e liters of gas would be at temperature pi^e / R = pi^e / 0.082057 = 273.70° K (or 0.55° C), rather than the 273.15° K (0° C) that is the definition of STP.
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Hey +The New York Times​, I think your app sometimes fails to properly match the story with the image...
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I'm a mathematician and algorithm designer.  I now work for Google making things go faster, and keep my finger in recreational mathematics on the side.
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    Software Engineer, 2007 - present
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    1998 - 2001
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    2001 - 2004
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    2004 - 2006
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