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Michael-Rainabba Richardson
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Seriously? It's 2015 and this is a high end motherboard.
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"Just" another day in my San Francisco office, advancing the future of VR.

Sometimes I wonder how I got here. I can't remember though, I'm too busy working.

#river #virtualreality #vantagetv
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+Michael-Rainabba Richardson​ ho okay, nope
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AAAAAtttaccckkkkKK!
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  Midwife Conducting a Prenatal Visit, Photo by Jason Lander   In January of this year, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) released a document that is likely to have a substantial impact on the United States maternal health care system. In the document, titled “Levels of Maternity Care,” they call for an “integrated, regionalized framework” for mate...
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Today was full of compliments and for that I am thankful. To the strangers who were so kind to my family, blessings and many thanks to you. <3
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Turn your animations on their head!

This is pretty much the technique I outlined at Chrome Dev Summit last year, but now it has a name: FLIP
Animations in your web app should run at 60fps. Not always easy to achieve that,and it really depends on what you're trying to do, but I'm here to help. With FLIP.
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THANK YOU +Google Wallet !

Thank to all the competition, the benefits expected out of mobile payments have been largely destroyed. Where Google Wallet set out to do something great, ISIS/Softcard did major harm to the idea; both Google's vision AND their own and this aquisition should go a long way to make it more useful again. Now if Apple could just see the light...

To clarify that this for anyone that doesn't understand; the whole point of mobile payments is convenience and as others have sought to compete and get in the way of what Google started, that has been destroyed because seeing the NFC system and logo doesn't mean it would work and more time is spent "trying" than it would take to pull a card out of your wallet. ISIS and Apple made matters even worse and then there's CurrentC who not only gets in the way, but seeks to outright block the others doing a decent job and they do it with a horrible user experience (must have multiple apps installed and the one specifically for the store you're at AND they don't use NFC). I have faith that the latter will die off quietly and if Apple/Google and the POS providers come to an agreement that doesn't result in mutual exclusivity, this could work. So long as there's actually a Google Wallet vs Apple Pay battle, EVERYONE loses; it should be a choice for the user and implemented as widely as possible if it's to work.

http://techaeris.com/2015/03/05/google-shutting-softcard

I wonder if this is because ISIS had what might have been the worst app rating in history (rating vs number of reviews) :)
After acquiring technology from mobile payment processor Softcard, Google is shutting down the Softcard service and app at the end of the month.
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Just Fred

An Arizona Highway Patrol officer stops a Harley for traveling faster than the posted speed limit. He starts the stop by asking the biker his name.

'Fred,' he replies.

'Fred what?' the officer asks.

'Just Fred,' the man responds.

The officer, in a good mood, thinks he might just give the biker a break, and write him out a warning instead of a ticket. The officer presses him for the last name.

The man tells him that he used to have a last name but lost it.

The officer thinks that he has a nut case on his hands but plays along with it. 'Tell me, Fred, how did you lose your last name?'

The biker replies, 'It's a long story, so stay with me. I was born Fred Johnson. I studied hard and got good grades. When I got older, I realized that I wanted to be a doctor. I went through college, medical school, internship, residency, and finally got my degree, so I was Fred Johnson, MD.

After a while I got bored being a doctor, so I decided to go back to school. Dentistry was my dream! Got all the way through School, got my degree, so then I was Fred Johnson, MD, DDS.

Got bored doing dentistry, so I started fooling around with my assistant and she gave me VD, so now I was Fred Johnson, MD, DDS, with VD.

Well, the ADA found out about the VD, so they took away my DDS. Then I was Fred Johnson, MD, with VD.

Then the AMA found out about the ADA taking away my DDS because of the VD, so they took away my MD leaving me as Fred Johnson with VD.

Then the VD took away my Johnson, so now I am Just Fred.'

The officer walked away in tears, laughing.
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Weather forecast says brain-storm is imminent. Wanna splash in the puddles with me?

#think   #create  
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Brain storm as a weather ?
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Not even sure I believe this because it's that cool!
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Hey +Rashonda Gregory​. I can't think of which comment you're referring to re: "reboot" and now I'm curious :) As for the freezing; that sounds tricky, but I use Google Hangouts for messaging as it handles SMS, MMS, Voice, Video, location sharing, etc.. You might want to give it a try and then disable your existing app in case it's misbehaving. You can disable any app (even the ones that can't be uninstalled) by long-pressing it in your launcher, then dragging to the top and droppingon "Info" or "App info", then look for the "Disable" button. Another useful troubleshooting step is to check your battery info in settings and see what's using the most battery. When apps are mis-behaving, they often keep the CPU going, use a ton of battery and will report an unusually high amount of "CPU Awake" time. The default Android systems should be the highest unless you spend a ton of time in a particular app (like G+ or Facebook). If you do identify a bad app there, but it's one you use and don't want to disable, you can do that same drag-to-info trick and then "Clear Cache" and if they're still acting up, "Clear Data". If an app's data gets corrupted, that can cause bad behavior also.

Hope that helps :)
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Thanks for the beautiful photo album and message +Google Glass​ team. Very thoughtful.
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Good morning Stanford.

Looking forward to this Light field workshop.

http://scien.stanford.edu/index.php/workshop-on-light-field-imaging/

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Saw and learned some amazing things here. Lightfield has some technical challenges to overcome; mostly along the lines of bandwidth, but it's well on the way. Tried CastAR for the first time and was very pleasantly surprised and think I will be grabbing a devkit this year. Also, +Lytro​ is looking incredible.
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    CTO, present
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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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reviewed 3 months ago
5.5 Stars. Great value, especially for the area, wonderful atmosphere, Incredible food and good service. Really enjoyed it.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 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
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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 - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
We don't have chocolate ice cream. We only have vanilla bit can add chocolate flavoring.
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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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reviewed 2 years ago