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Is there a way to follow a stadium on +GoogleNow​? I don't care about the sports team; I just want to know when the road from the highway to my house will be a circus so I can take another route.
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TL;DR: pre-tenure professor chooses what matters most at the risk of tenure and, as a result, finds runaway success.

As I'll be applying for tenure-track jobs this fall, this article is especially relevant and poignant for me. I imagine I'll revisit this post for inspiration when times get tough. Thanks, +*****​!
Even before I got tenure, folks have told me they're “looking forward to an academic advice post on tenure.” I've found it easy to write academic posts on just about every topic. Except this one. I got tenure over a year ago, yet every time I've tried to sum up my views on tenure, I froze.
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Thanks for sharing, Petey. :)
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Dear +Google, please release a 5-inch phone that works on Project Fi before I need to travel internationally. Love, Petey.
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I think we'd all be better off without a lottery - even if lottery funding all went towards poverty aid programs.
 
Last month the Atlantic highlighted one of the most shocking stats I had ever seen. In 2014, Americans spent $70.1 billion on the lottery.It’s hard to put that number into context, but as the article points out, that is over $230 for every man, woman, and child in the U.S.It is also more than the combined amount […]
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Dear +Android, your spelling dictionary says that possessives of plurals are misspelled (users' spelling is bad enough already). Stop contributing to the apocalypse of apostrophes. Please and thank you.
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On a completely unrelated note, Anywhere on earth is a time zone.
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What I want to say to my ISP every time I have to call them about a billing issue: "Look - you and I both know that your entire business model is a farce. You make up fees based on how much customers are willing to pay given that they really don't have any other choice because you have a localized monopoly where I live. As my bill has absolutely nothing to do with any costs you've incurred on my part, let's dispense with the pleasantries and polite fictions and reduce my bill enough that it isn't an open insult."
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+Peter Hamilton​ my theory is that Google fiber is coming to your area. I've seen nothing else that would force an ISP to treat its customers well.

I should add that all they did is waive a bogus charge they invented. And you still had to call them. But at least they were quick about it :-)
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A man was looking to hire a driver for his carriage. He interviewed a few potential candidates. One asserted his ability to drive within a foot of a precipice without losing control of the carriage. A second bragged about his ability to drive within an inch of the edge.
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http://storytimewithpetey.blogspot.com/2015/07/my-search-for-truth.html

On today's Sunday edition, some thoughts on why I'm a scientist and why I'm religious. (TL;DR: they don't contradict each other)
I was the kid who read encyclopedias for fun. I still am, although my status as a kid is up for debate. Encyclopedias offered a wealth of information on virtually any subject I could think of. I loved school (well, I loved the parts of school that had to do with learning).
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http://storytimewithpetey.blogspot.com/2015/07/privacy-made-easy.html

Easy ways to protect yourself, all in one convenient list. Now with commentary! #blog
A friend recently pointed me to a list of privacy tools. It's well organized and explains why it makes the recommendations it does. It has a strong bias towards free (as in open source) solutions because they can be subjected to scrutiny that simply can't be applied to proprietary products.
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Fascinating. I hope we can continue to give students more latitude by changing educational structures. After all, students aren't all the same and we're not trying to manufacture identical factory workers.
 
As I was reading this article, I realized I was shaking my leg, as I normally do when sitting.
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Apparently there's an iOS version of TextSecure now. So in case you don't want bored NSA agents or foreign governments reading your texts, get on it:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/signal-private-messenger/id874139669?mt=8
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This gets the intuition right.
 
With some of the rhetoric I'm hearing on  Net Neutrality, I think it's appropriate to dig out this post again:

https://medium.com/the-nib/how-net-neutrality-works-91df3e968a48
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+Alice Aldous, we talked about this recently.
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The food was typical of Indian food - that is, delicious. The service was superb and the restaurant was clean. I definitely recommend this restaurant.
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I was excited to find out that my friend John owned Laketown because I'd been thinking about doing some sound work. Not only was my friend professional and capable; his whole staff was friendly and professional. Their store has different pieces mounted for demonstrations. I was even able to test to see if my iPod would work with just the USB connection or if I'd need an additional cable (sometimes the case), as there were speakers connected to the stereo I'd decided to buy. Everyone there was knowledgeable. I saw other customers while I was there who also had good experiences. Everything is working fine and I don't have immediate plans to do more work on my car. But when I do, I'll be sure to return to Laketown.
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