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I'm a very casual sportsball fan, but I think we all know that professional sports leagues are fundamentally self-centered, highly profit-focused, exploitative of both their players and their fans, and generally horribly callow in the face of any sort of controversy.

Given all of that, I think it's important to enthusiastically applaud the NBA for this decision. It's a very strong statement about what we as a culture are choosing to acknowledge as being fundamental human rights. This was not an easy call, and I'm extremely happy that in the end they made the right one.
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It's a weird feeling to fly across the country, get to your hotel, open your laptop, and check in for your flight home.
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Extremely disappointed that there isn't a single current Googler other than Vint Cerf among the signatories.
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There is a non-trivial risk to publicly pissing off someone who may be an angry despot in four or five years. Erdogan, a democratically elected leader, is right now rounding up his political enemies.
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I've just realized my astonishingly intense antipathy toward personified assistants like Siri.
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It looks like you're trying to be angry about something. Would you like some help with that?
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I've never experienced anything with this kind of immediacy. Go to the map, go to Turkey (or anywhere, but honestly Turkey is where things are happening right now) and you can get unfiltered streams from that location.
 
For live video of what's going on in Turkey (viz., a coup), scroll over to Turkey and take a look. Ankara and Istanbul are both interesting.
Explore live videos from around the world.
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Trump is a nightmare, but Pence is a monster.
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A perfect pair.
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The lack of API access to Google+ has been the single biggest strategic flaw that the platform developers have made. I'm sure they have their reasons, but a well-reasoned mistake is a mistake nonetheless.
 
I posted to G+ recently and +Jeff R. Allen commented "Good to see you back on G+".

I think that requires a response.

I'm not really "back" on G+. Most social networking I'm involved with is automated. I post to my blog and automatic mechanisms posts to Twitter, Facebook, my Facebook fans page, LinkedIn, and so on.

G+ doesn't have a posting API.

This is a strategic mistake by Google.

Not that missing out on my posts killed G+, I don't think that highly of myself. However I think that prevented the creation of an ecosystem around the product. That was a big mistake. 
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Insert cynical comments about OKR's, Calibration, Perf, Promo, etc.

I could write them in my sleep, but it's not like I need to.
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There's ~100 people farming Pokémon in this smallish park and a Somerville police van just drove by BLASTING THE POKÉMON THEME SONG 😍
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The backup battery section at my local Best Buy. I asked the clerk if there were any on back or something, and he said "what level are you"?
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+Mike Jurney Awesome. That's the Pokemon trainer way! Haha
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Thanks, Obama.

No seriously, thanks.

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Since Daily Kos readers are aware that Obama is responsible for the decline and fall of practically everything, I thought I would provide some graphs to illustrate this phenomenon, in case you ever encounter any doubters. We need to start with...
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Wild Brooklynites appear!

About 5 minutes ago I dropped a lure on the Pokestop across the street from my apartment. There are now three Pokemon trainers standing around, talking, and laughing with each other.

Hate all you want, people. Pokemon Go is a force for good in America right now.
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+Mike Jurney Well, that's why you don't "meet" them, you mug them. That is the traditional way to greet visitors from other neighborhoods.
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