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Our house in the strong N St Cohousing community has two room openings. $500 and $550/month, including utilities, internet, and community dues. Let me know if you're interested!
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This is brilliant! But does anyone know of any free hotel shuttles from the Sac airport?
Airport pickups can take a long time because the person getting off the plane has to make it outside at almost the exact same time as the person picking them up arrives at the airport. Redditor Mm2k offers a very simple solution: take a shuttle to a nearby hotel.
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So I just read that Youtube's comment system will be replaced by Google+ commenting. And I just noticed while looking at someone's G+ profile that it also helpfully shows the info I have about them from my Google Contacts. Google is successfully embedding G+ in so many services that I'm feeling, for the first time since before it actually launched, that I might soon start using it more than Facebook!
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Saw two cool pieces of graffiti from the train today: "The world is beautiful, and I am no longer afraid to die" and "The world is full of hate but WE understand"
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This article is really nutty. Temperatures colder than absolute zero, and yet also hotter than infinity? Engines with better-than-100% efficiency? Negative pressure? Is it April Fools Day already?!
Absolute zero is supposed to be the coldest cold — 0 Kelvin, the point where atoms stop moving. But researchers at the University of Munich say it's possible to get colder than that, an idea they've demonstrated experimentally. But what does it mean to be colder than cold? Here's the scientists' totally unhelpful explanation: another way to look at these negative temperatures is to consider them hotter than infinity, researchers added. Cool. T...
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Random, but a few people have asked me how to download videos from the web (e.g. Youtube), or how to convert a web video into a song you can play. I just wrote this up for my mom, and thought others might find it useful.

Here's how to convert a video into a song.
1. If you want to download the video from the web, use the DownloadHelper firefox add-on ( https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video-downloadhelper/ ). It will allow you to download videos from the web easily. I haven't found a good Chrome alternative, but I'm sure they're out there.
2. To get a song out of a video on your computer, download Format Factory ( http://download.cnet.com/FormatFactory/3000-2194_4-10968547.html ). It's fairly easy to use, and it can convert nearly anything from one format to another. 

By the way, if you've downloaded videos using DownloadHelper, they usually will be in .flv (flash video) format, which stores well on the web, but which Windows Media Player and Quicktime can't play. Download the open-source VLC media player ( http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html ) to play nearly any type of media.

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It's kind of sad that email is such a huge part of our lives that this is something to be excited about. But I am excited. I guess in a way it's my way of saying that email ISN'T in control of my life. Now, to go catch lunch with my friend +Kaiti Lewis!
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My favorite thing: Drinking some chilled citrus water from Putah Creek Cafe after a bike ride from Davis. Not my favorite thing: Drinking some more of that water from my water bottle, several days later, after it has started to ferment.
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Wow, I can't call Verizon tech support from my phone. I'm routed to My Verizon Mobile app, which doesn't work. Thanks, Verizon.
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I just read this article and it's really shocking to me. Apparently fewer than a third of doctors think patients should have full access to their medical records; the vast majority think patients should have only limited access, or no access at all. I can't fathom why. Can anyone in the medical profession shed any light on why doctors would possibly feel this way?
Lucas123 writes "While electronic medical records (EMR) may contain your health information, most physicians think you should only be able to add information to them, not get access to all of the cont...
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I love how out of proportion the second part of this sentence is. Courtesy of NASA. “Dec. 21, 2012, won't be the end of the world as we know, however, it will be another winter solstice.”
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Following the news too closely can really be a killjoy, and I don't often post stories that make me really, truly sad. But this one shook me to my core a bit, because I really had no idea stuff like this happened even in communities like the skeptic community. I can't even think of a non-profanity word to replace "stuff" in the previous sentence. I was shocked even more when I began reading the comments to the article itself.

We need to grow beyond the abhorrent behavior described by Ms. Watson.
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Community builder and social activist
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  • Davis Dollars Community Currency
    Director, Founder, 2008 - present
  • President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg
    District Representative, Intern Director, 2007 - present
  • Barryscientific
    Office manager, 2001 - 2007
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Community-builder and social activist
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Here are a few big things in my life right now, in no particular order:

  • Davis Dollars community currency - I'm creating a community currency in Davis to strengthen the community and the local economy.

  • I'm the intern coordinator and a district representative for State Senator and President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg in Sacramento 

  • I live in the incredible N Street Cohousing community in Davis, CA. After living here, I could never live somewhere where I couldn't know and interact with my neighbors as part of everyday life.

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Founded a nonprofit. Earned a masters degree. Badass intern manager.
Education
  • USC School of Policy, Planning and Development
    Public Administration, 2009 - 2011
  • UC Davis
    Economics, International Relations, 2003 - 2007
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Google+ Platform — Google Developers
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The speed and simplicity of Chrome, now on your Android phone and tablet. Search and browse fast with Chrome on your Android phone and table

Report: Majority Of Government Doesn't Trust Citizens Either
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WASHINGTON—According to the poll—which surveyed members of the judicial, legislative, and executive branches—9 out of 10 government official

How to Get Out Of Your Cell Phone Contract Without Paying Termination Fees
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When you sign a two year contract with your wireless carrier to get a new phone at a subsidized price, you probably know there's a terminati

My Tracks
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Record and share your GPS tracks with My Tracks.My Tracks records your path, speed, distance, and elevation while you walk, run, bike, or do

Plastic-Bottle Bulbs Shed Some Light on the Situation - Design - GOOD
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This low-tech aid is helping people around the developing world cut back on electricity.

Man skydives 2,400 feet without deploying parachute and lands safely
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Last week, Gary Connery, wearing a wingsuit, jumped from a helicopter at an altitude of 2,400 feet and landed safely. "Stuntman Takes a Supe

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Debate Over Evolution Will Soon Be History, Says Leakey - Slashdot
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Hugh Pickens writes "According to noted paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey, sometime in the next 15 to 30 years scientific discoveries about

USU invention powers electric motors without wires
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Logan • Batteries are the key challenge to developing practical electric vehicles, which have the potential to dramatically cut greenhouse e

How Google Plus Will Be A Plus For Organizations | @hust0058's Blog
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How Google Plus Will Be A Plus For Organizations. Posted on 07/11/2011 by hust0058. Google has entered the social landscape in a big way wit

They Know But Won't Admit: How Oil and Gas Companies are Adapting to Cli...
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While their public comments deny the very existence of climate change, oil and gas companies are secretly adapting for its inevitable impact

YouTube - Tony vs. Paul
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Create AccountSign In. Home. BrowseMoviesUpload. Hey there, this is not a commercial interruption. You're using an outdated browser, whi

Meatloaf was ok; salad and mashed potatoes that came with it were great!
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