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Michael-Rainabba Richardson
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I lost the #googleio2015  lottery. Anyone out there have the ability and inclination to help me get a ticket anyway? :)

Still find it hard to believe that such a networking opportunity is based (apparently) on a lottery.

Also, how does one go about seeking demo space at IO or is that purely invite-only?
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There was some confusion over the fetch API, with some claiming it's "high level". It isn't, let's take a look at some of the low-level features.

http://jakearchibald.com/2015/thats-so-fetch/
That's so fetch! Posted 24 March 2015 - and I've even included a meme. There's been some confusion around the new fetch API recently. Let's clear things up. The first thing you'll notice about fetch is it's a massive improvement on XMLHttpRequest in terms of API design.
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VR :)

The challenges of this technology solution were the expensive and rare camera which required a lot of bandwidth to deliver a clear picture and then the delivery solution required to connect the camera with the fathers headset.

vantage.tv is tackling these challenge and has already significantly reduced those barriers :)

#vantagetv  

#vantage.tv
Jason Larke was nearly 2,500 miles away from his wife when she gave birth to their second son. 
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I do want to feel sorry for Apple, but I cannot :)

I DO look forward to having both the tech I love AND a quality watch that doesn't scream, "I'm a geek", even if I am (not that my LG G Watch is so shabby, but it does look like a smartwatch).
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"Cardboard" is an SDK and there is an original "Cardboard viewer". A true cardboard app is one that uses the SDK and these will show up in the cardboard app. There are many cloned viewers which do not have the correct optics.

The VROne isn't seeking to be a clone because it has its own SDK which warps for their optics (which don't work properly for cardboard, but close enough to keep most people happy).

There are also apps which don't use the cardboard sdk, but approximate the vote enough to be used with " cardboard viewers " to further confuse things.

There are also other platforms such as MergeVR which provide their own SDK and viewer and these shouldn't be confused with cardboard.

In other words, you didn't just turn your vrone into a cardboard viewer, but cardboard apps don't (and can't) validate the viewer being used and the optics are close enough to be satisfactory. You did as the mag switch functionality to the vrone, creating a more complete (but still optically incorrect) cardboard viewer clone.

Nice hack :)
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+Ritchie's Room Absolutely. As a VR developer, I know the pain as well as any and it really is a major issue for those in the field. Supporting various compute platforms (PC, Android, iOS) is already hard enough. I personally know three different teams developing HMD's and 2 are participating in OSVR while the 3rd is considering. I think it's a great move in the right direction. If you're not familiar: http://www.razerzone.com/osvr
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Do I really need a caption here? 😊
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Let me be sure I have the facts straight:

☑ I've honorably served my country in the USMC (injured in the line of duty even).
☑ I have NO criminal background.
☑ I have NO questionable affiliations (I'm not even religious).
☑ I'm about as low-profile as someone could be in the context the TSA is concerned about (35 yo, middle-class, white male, married with 3 children).
☑ I pay considerable taxes to to my government who uses all of them (and borrowed money) to fund the never-ending "fight against terrorism".
☑ Those taxes now Pay TSA to harass me at the airport; a federal organization that goes against virtually everything this country stands for and in a non-government facility at that.
☑ Now I pay again to have the government confirm that they know who I am (prints, dna, identity are all federal property already as I'm an active military veteran) and get this new federal ID number that confirms the US has validated all the above facts and I imagine this access could be invalidated at any time (should I be writing this?).

How is this not wrong in every sense? If any group (if not most everyone) in the country should have been exempt from the start, isn't it disabled veterans of the US military?!

Given the inconsistency I've seen at the scanners (I fly EVERY week and they NEVER follow full protocol; NEVER), it's not like there's any real security from the most dangerous types anyway.

The one good thing I can say is that the approval process was FAR easier and faster than I expected, but that's not saying much considering that I've had security clearance and background checks before and am about as qualified as a [now] civilian could be.

At least now I don't have to take my shoes off or my multiple laptops out when flying.

So let's open the full can of worms here. How do you feel about the TSA screening process?


#outraged   #relieved   #confused   #policestate   #wheresthefreedomIfoughtfor   #veterans  
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Solirax is kinda talented I think ;) I most enjoyed the drawing in 3d space. Such a simple experience (as computer uses go), but so rewarding.
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Too close to home (literally). My wife and kids were in the area (now away and unharmed) and one of the surviving victims is a friend of a friend. Shooter is still on the loose.

"Police described the suspect as a white male in late 30s or early 40s with tattoos on his neck and face. He was last seen wearing black shorts and a black shirt."
Six people were shot, one fatally, in a series of attacks in Mesa, Arizona on Wednesday, and the lone suspect remains on the loose, authorities said.The ramp...
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Sincere question for civilians: At what point does military veteran cease to be "military" in a civilian context?

For example, military discounts or military getting early boarding on a plane (especially a disabled veteran). What differentiates the two (if anything) for you?

I'm really seeking to understand so I can align my expectations better.

#veterans

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I'd usually associate "military" with "active duty." Then, disability is a disability regardless of the veteran status.
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Some VERY valid points here:
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He said if marijuana was a replacement for alcohol ... I don't really drink (maybe wine) so it's less of a replacement and more of a only thing I do.
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Man of many trades, master of very few. Father of 3, husband, entrepreneur, CTOx2, student, lover, US Marine, and more.
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I've been involved in I.T. at least part-time since 1993 and full-time at an enterprise level since 1999 (USMC warehouse management systems). Currently I'm involved in virtually every aspect of maintaining a production network and related system critically responsible for $1m+ of business revenue (to include software/DB architecture and development). If my current venture doesn't pan out, I hope to find a future with Google, perhaps as a Developer Advocate where my vast knowledge-base could be well utilized and I would be exposed to fresh ideas (I love learning and sharing). I'm a true but tolerable INTJ (see Jung - Myers-Briggs or Keirsey Temperament). As is the case with most INTJ's, I don't respond well to people being mentally lazy, but I'm not antagonistic to the extent that INTJ's are stereotyped to be.
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Father of 3 amazing children (3rd arrives very soon), US Marine, CTO vantage.tv, CTO AZPrep and Happy to be alive!
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  • ITT Technical Institute-Tempe
    Information Systems Security (BS), 2004 - 2007
  • Westwood High School
    General Studies and Electronics, 1995 - 1998
It's a shame these guys are borderline thieves because the pizza is pretty good. I called to order the following based on a menu left in my room at the Country Inn Silicon Valley: $15.99 - "Super Pepperoni - Loaded with our thick slices of Pepperoni" $ 1.89 - 24oz soda $ 4.99 - Chocolate Moosecake $22.87 - Total (plus I'd expect some tax and maybe delivery fee) What I paid: $15.99 - Same Pizza $ 2.00 - "Deluxe fee" On the phone he said "all pizzas are deluxe now" $ 1.90 - "Spicy pizza fee" He asked if I wanted it spicy and I said yes. I assumed something simple like a "spice". It was jalapenos. $ 1.89 - Soda $ 4.99 - Cake $ 0.99 - "Cont.CH." Huh?? $27.85 - Subtotal for my $22.87 order $ 4.18 - 15% Delivery fee $32.03 - Subtotal #2 $ 2.80 - Tax $34.84 - TOTAL for my $22.87 order The saving grace was that the pizza was pretty good, but I'm not rating food quality, I'm rating a restaurant where price, service, and food quality all matter and they only got 1 of the 3 right in my opinion. If they hadn't played the robbery games, I would have given them a 4 and seriously considered a 5.
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5.5 Stars. Great value, especially for the area, wonderful atmosphere, Incredible food and good service. Really enjoyed it.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
These guys are hard charging, Devil Dogs! No rainbow PT gear here boys and girls. Don't take my word for it though, go test yourself and see if you can keep up!
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Amazing store in general, but the low costs come with a trade-off; it can be hard to find help. Then again, i wouldn't say it's much worse than other retail stores these days. The store is clean, beautiful and original. The nature of the store does make it a bit difficult to navigate though so don't go if you're in a hurry. The review comparing Ikea to Disney Land put it well. To the people writing negative reviews, failing to follow the most basic rules of English grammar and punctuation, do yourself a favor and be quiet.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
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Not cheap, but I was happy with the chowder and calimari steaks and the service was good. I really liked the location and atmosphere too. The marina is clean and nice.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
We don't have chocolate ice cream. We only have vanilla bit can add chocolate flavoring.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I've known Joe for years through this location (only professionally) and he has always taken great care of me. Anyone who's experienced differently likely brought it on themselves by having unrealistic expectations or an attitude that made them impossible to please. I generally only leave feedback myself when unhappy, but when I saw that comment, i had to speak up.
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