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Patrick Q
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Google wallet just tried to update. I needed to ok it because the app permissions have changed. So I looked and I'm wondering: why does Google wallet need access to my camera? Or my contacts list? Etc. Many of the permissions don't make sense.

Can anyone explain it?
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Yea the camera I'm not getting at all. Unless Google Wallet can do the thing where you take a picture of a check and it deposits it in your account. I'm not following on the first explanation you gave though. If someone else pays the other part, I don't see when it needs access to my contact list.
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Would anyone mind having a look at this short survey I have created? It's only 3-questions and anonymous. 

I'm interested in feedback on how to ensure my questions don't lead the survey taker or otherwise skew my results one way or another.

Of course, if you just want to do the survey, that's cool too :)

Thanks in advance!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/143PswtJrN6h3_hf4izcqc5r7rR87fEl5W9rucs25n4k/viewform
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Yea, I don't think Google Forms can do that. Ok, thanks for your feedback. Very helpful!
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I'm doing some practice applying the scientific method to business development. If anyone is willing to have a look at it, I'd greatly appreciate it.

It's a short 3-question survey about health bars (like granola bars, power bars, etc). It shouldn't take more than 60 seconds to complete.  Thank you so much!

Also, I'm not entirely sure if it's appropriate to share this with my 'extended circles.' If I've committed an internet faux paus, please just let me know and I'll do something else in the future.
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I wish I had a list of things like this for when people say stupid things like "The space program is useless."
 
There are countless things we take for granted in today's world that came from NASA
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That is a good point. Either way, you get a good value for the money and I suppose it comes down to personal preference. Spend 1 cent per dollar on cancer research and get great cancer related discoveries, or spend it on the space program and get a broad swath of discoveries that can be used by a spectrum of people. I think neither option is inherently better than the other. But my preference is for the second one.
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What is everyone's favorite drill or practice set in their classes? Why do you like it, and what skills does it build?
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Every now and then. I have my students stand face to face and throw a punch, the other person must react with whatever they come up with. It helps you when you are on the street. It is nice and everything to goin one stance and the other person answers,then the person throws the punch and the other person does whatever tecnique you think of, but it is not practical for street fighting. 
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Need entertainment! Had a long, rather disappointing day. Watching my Intro to Algorithm Analysis class on coursehero. Nobody I know is online. Been a rough couple weeks in general.
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Verizon just called.

The following is roughly a transcript of what happened. Stuff in [ ] was not said, but supports the pain.

"Hi, sir! We'd like to follow up on your recent termination of service with us. What was the reason?"
"You were going to take away my unlimited data plan when I exercised my 'free' upgrade [that I had to pay $30 for the privilege of using, in addition to the $200 for the 'free' phone.]"
"Well we have free text, free talk, blah blah vomit"
"Sir. Nobody cares about free talk and text. Phones are all data these days. Every time you turn it on, it downloads updates, pulls data, updates feeds, etc. [Not to mention if you actually, you know, USE things such as Maps, YouTube, listen to Podcasts, or use streaming music services.]"
"Well I'm looking at your average usage for the past 3 months and it shows only 1.6G"
"Yea, I wasn't using my phone much towards the end [because it was literally on the brink of failure]. But every time I checked prior to that, BOTH phones on my account were well above 6G per month."
"I'm only showing 1.6G"
"Well either your report is wrong, or the report I was looking at was consistently wrong. For 3 years"

Figure it out Verizon. Nobody wants free voice, or free text. Give us data you slimy bastards. This is why everyone wants to regulate your ass. Because you can't play nice otherwise.

To the gentleman I spoke to, I didn't mean to get on your case directly, as I know you are just a guy with a job and aren't in charge or anything. The frustration was lurking and it just came out when you started poking at it.

However, I'm hoping you felt my pain and will tell your supervisors when they ask for their daily reports. Maybe the call was recorded and those monitoring will tell the appropriate people. More than likely, though, Verizon will shrug and move on.

Makes me want become chairman of the FCC just so I can shut Verizon down or split them up.
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Subject: No Pay for Congress During Shutdown

The welfare of our country and its citizens should be the top priority of our elected officials. It is ridiculous that elected officials can make such rash decisions that have an enormous impact on the income/economy of the America people, while avoiding any effects themselves.

That's why I signed a petition to The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama.

Will you sign this petition? Click here:

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/no-pay-for-congress-during-3?source=s.em.cp&r_by=8114659

Thanks!
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Hi everyone! I'm working on a project and was hoping to get some feedback from people interested in health and fitness. I have a short anonymous 3-question survey I was hoping people might take the time to answer. It takes less than 30 seconds.

It's not my intent to spam, so if this is in appropriate, just let me know and I'll move or delete it.

Thanks in advance for your time! :)

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/143PswtJrN6h3_hf4izcqc5r7rR87fEl5W9rucs25n4k/viewform
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Dear Verizon,

Please do not tell me I am eligible for a "FREE" upgrade when I must pay $30 for the "privilege" of said upgrade and am charged $200 for my "free" new phone. Also, do not tell me that the $30 charge is for you to improve your towers because that is lie.
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So I just did a factory reset on my phone because Maps and the internet browser (among other things) wouldn't open. ...They still don't open. What's up with that? Anyone? It's a DroidX, Android 2.3.4. Please don't say "time to get a new phone." 1) I can't afford it. 2) I will lose my unlimited data plan that I am grandfathered in right now (I won't lose it if I buy a phone at full price, but see #1). And 3) I already know that is an option as a last resort.

There are nearly 180 thousand people in this group. Surely someone knows what the problem is and how to fix it?
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+David Crow yes that is true I love my og RAZR the battery is pretty Darn good and it's pretty smooth for the most part. I would love the RAZR MAXX but the x will have most of the same features if the battery is similar to what I have now or anywhere close to the MAXX then I can't justify buying buying it if Google does pricing like it has for the nexus devices. I will be saying these aren't the droids we are looking for and go with an x esp since I want to keep unlimited data with Verizon.
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Smushing machine learning, gamification, game design, and CG animation into entrepreneurial opportunities
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Game, Mobile & Web Development, 3D Modeling and CG Animation

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Secrets of the Abyss - (Beta) Underwater exploration

T*Defense - (Beta) Turret Defense RTS

Education
  • Purdue University
    Computer Science, 2013 - present
    Focus on big data analysis, learning algorithms and intelligent software
  • Stanford School of Engineering Initiative
    Software Development
    Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence
  • AnimationMentor
    3d Character Animation
  • Digital Tutors
    3d Animation
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    Mass Media Communication, Computer Science
  • Harvard Extension School
    Mobile Application Development
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Przasnysz, Poland - Vilnius, Vilnius Region, Lithuania - Russia, Saint Petersburg - Seville, Spain
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