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Despite +A Detection Algorithm's absence, the Niantic Investigation continues to unearth the secrets of those involved in the world of Exotic Matter.

This Investigation will not be silenced so easily.

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#IngressFS events are out so you can now find a local event near you.ÔĽŅ
Each and every day, the Ingress community is mobilizing. From XM Anomaly Events to Cross Faction Meetups to Saturday morning Portal Walks - Ingress is happening all around you.
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It seems +Susanna Moyer's research into #Abaddon  has begun to ruffle some feathers...

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Now that's one way to celebrate ūüĎŹūüĎŹūüĎŹ

P.S. +Huzaifah Akhter‚Äč you need to write more sitreps ūüėČ
 
Operation   #Independence  

15th August .. a day of prime importance to all Indians as we celebrate our Independence Day. Opportunist Indian Resistance leaves absolutely no opportunity to conduct an operation making BAFs, having already stunned the enlightened on this same date in previous years with the likes of #BleedBlue and more.
So, continuing on our tradition we made plans for multiple multi-layered fields. 

The following anchors were chosen and plans were made to liberate close to 2 billion MU from the shaper influence. 
The CP chosen was 5:30 P.M (IST) on the 15th of August 2015.

1. Layered Field 1 - Bidar(central) - Kadapa(south) - Rajahmundry(east)
2. Layered Field 2 - Satara(west) - Puducherry(south) - Kolkata(east)

8:40 A.M
Intel watchers were looking for cross links and the field was mostly clear with plans for the existing cross links in place.

10:30 A.M
Chennai Resistance team left to Puducherry for the OP.

12:30 P.M
As expected ENL executed their OP to cover Bangalore in multi-layered fields. But when they flipped the anchor portal to make bigger fields, blockers were promptly thrown to deter them and Operation Fireflies was pulled off in Bangalore. 
The landmark #OperationFireflies, India’s first ever all-women operation was a huge success and kudos to the agents in Bangalore for the blue cover. https://plus.google.com/104404370545779744516/posts/cgszdoVrsL4.

1:30 P.M
A seemingly innocuous small cross link popped up near Yelagiri, which threw the wrench at the Layered Field 2 plan blocking all links from Puducherry to Satara. The crosslinked portal was a good 3 to 4 hours away for the nearest Resistance agent. The blocked field was about to generate at least 1.5 billion MU and the 3 hour trip to Pondicherry by Chennai Resistance agents was about to get wasted. The Layered Field 1 was much smaller with less number of layers.

2:30 P.M
Quickly, the Intel watchers and field agents improvised the plan and began to look for ways to salvage the OP. Keys were tallied and there was an opportunity for a mid-sized field among gazillion cross links. Combining the two field plans a set of new anchors were chosen Bidar - Puducherry - Kolkatta with plans for about 6 layers.

4:30 P.M
Meanwhile crosses from Rajahmundry were meant to be jarvised by @godassasin luckily a local Enl attacked the same portal and took those down for us saving a virus for us. Hyderabad Resistance agents reached Bidar Fort and began to prep the portals for linking. To get the required linking range it was decided to use the SBULA.
After the last minute chaos, wonky internet at Bidar one by one 6 beautiful layer of Blue fields of 76 million each went up over major cities such as Pondicherry, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Chennai.


Just for kicks: @horowitzski was asked to write the sitrep for the Kolkata part and he came up with this.
Us din bada maza aaya when we found out ke Victoria apun log ka, 15 Aug ko band rahega.. Bole to mamu ek din pehle hi Victoria capture kar liya bhai.
Phir ye mendak log idhar udhar sala block mafik phek diya..mamu log ka dimag me kya chal raha tha ke rapchik Andaman ko direct link kiya re bhai.
Last minute me pata chala ke koi toad humra op screw kiya re bhai... Phir bhi humlog ka circuit wala plan chala re bhai..bole to improvise karke dusra plan nikala keys check kiya aur mauka dekh ke chauka mara. Phir last minute cross udaya horowitzski ne garia side and Stallion001, NightWingBeyond and Diab10 Victoria side pe...phir dharrrr se block pheka aur field pe field banta chala gaya.. Sala solid lag raha tha intel me... Humlog khush aur mendak log bhi congrats likhe kahi Hyderabad ke to kahi Kolkata ka.
Lekin picture abhi baki tha mere dost. 25 minutes apun log ko defend karna tha, bohot jaldi humlog ka op ho gaya.
Par kehte hai na ke agar kisi cheez ko shiddat se chaho to poori kaynaath use milane me lag jaati hai aur dekho kya...chutzpa ho gaya, koi nahi aaya aur poora 6 fields CP survive kar gaya.
Forgive us for the rather difficult to translate Mumbaiiyaa slang. However the story is same as the following.

In Kolkata, amidst uncertainty over the Op, the local Resistance had begun prepping a couple of days before the big day.
There were crosslinks from Victoria Memorial Hall which needed to go down and the Kolkata anchor was also inside the Victoria Memorial premises. Agent @horowitzski found out that Victoria Hall would be closed on 15th August for security reasons so he went all in on the 14th itself, captured the portals and kept them ready for the incoming links from the west and south. This however alarmed the enlightened beings of Kolkata, who went all haywire to an extent of linking to Andaman island in the Indian ocean, to make a blocker, they made some more blocks however we kept our calm until the day arrived. 
Just few minutes before the op commenced, agent @horowitzski cleared the link from south kolkata and agent @Stallion001 travelled to Howrah to clear the blocks from west. As soon as the links were taken down field agents threw the links to Victoria and the Op had commenced. 
Agents @NightWingBeyond and @Diab10 were inside Victoria Memorial Park guarding the portals and upgraded the portals with resonators and AXAs. Victoria stood through the checkpoint.


5:30 P.M
The fields successfully crossed the CP adding about 500 million MU to the global score. Not less than an hour later Chennai Enl started taking down the fields from Puducherry.
 
7:30 P.M
At this point of time when agents at Bidar,@Magiee n @LordSrini were supposed to take a bus back home to Hyderabad. Intel operators checked if something could be done again from Bidar before they left. They found a field possibility and quickly informed the ground agents to confirm keys. The portal at Rajahmundry had no range to link any where and yet another SBULA comes to the rescue. With @AsteroidZ promptly agreeing for the 100th time to flip his portal carrying a planned cross link, the field was up and covered Hyderabad, Vijayawada and Mangalagiri.@godassasin from Rajahmundry captured 20 million MUs with that field and it stood untouched for the next 2 days.


Trivia
Our prolific agent @Magiee completed 1 year of Ingress on this day.
@LordSrini got the black Illuminator medal thanks to the fields.

Chennai Linkers
@Allflash +Venkat Ram 
@patchboy +Mohit Reddy 
@ruunker +Runeshkrishna M 
@V3NQM +Vishnu Menon 

Hyderabad Linkers
@Magiee +Shaifali Gupta 
@LordSrini +CV Srinivas 

Kolkata Anchor
@horowitzski 
@Diab10 +TAREQ ISLAM 
@NightWingBeyond +Rupayan Bhattacharya 

Cross Links 
@Stallion001 +Shirsh Malviya 
@horowitzski +Huzaifah Akhter 
@TejTrooper +sai teja 
@AsteroidZ +Avinash Desai 
@godassasin +sudheer akkala 

Intel
@kmk7 +Gowtham Hegde 
@SankalpJraj +Sankalp Raj 
@Speleothem +Rahul Ashok 
@KarSha +Karthik Shanmugam¬†ÔĽŅ
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3 years ago we embarked on a project to put computing inside a contact lens -- an immensely challenging technical problem with an important application to health.  While I am delighted at the progress that project has made, I could not have imagined the potential of the initiative it has grown into -- a life sciences team with the mission to develop new technologies to make healthcare more proactive.  The efforts it has spawned include  a nanodiagnostics platform, a cardiac and activity monitor, and the Baseline Study.

It‚Äôs a huge undertaking, and I am delighted to announce that the life sciences team is now ready to graduate from our X lab and become a standalone Alphabet company, with Andy Conrad as CEO. ¬†While the reporting structure will be different, their goal remains the same. They‚Äôll continue to work with other life sciences companies to move new technologies from early stage R&D to clinical testing‚ÄĒand, hopefully‚ÄĒtransform the way we detect, prevent, and manage disease. ¬†
   
The team is relatively new but very diverse including software engineers, oncologists, and optics experts. ¬†This is the type of company we hope will thrive as part of Alphabet and I can‚Äôt wait to see what they do next.ÔĽŅ
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Amazing ... What is the status of the Contact Lens project ?? ÔĽŅ
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Susanna Moyer reports on the recent adventures of Ingress Agents from around the world.

In Paris, over 500 Agents meet to take part in the city's first official Ingress #MissionDay, exploring the area through 24 specially curated Missions.

In Finland, a Cross-Faction Operation create nearly 500 Links is a starburst formation. In Paris, Agents work together to create beautiful Penguin Field Art.

An NL-1331 inspired XM Detection Vehicle's tour comes to an end with meetups in Mannheim and Paris, and in Russia, Agents aboard the Trans-Siberian railway close their +Ingress  journey across China, Mongolia and Russia with meetups in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Agent @pedroraf shares the story of another Ingress voyage, this one from the Netherlands to the Azores and back again.

Agents at the Burning Man Festival should be on the lookout for Portals emerging from the powerful concentration of inspiration and creativity in Black Rock City.

In India, Resistance Agents take on an ambitious Fielding Operation to celebrate their nation's independence day. In Tokyo, a dense Field-Op over the metropolitan area.

Enlightened Agents blanketed downtown Austin with a thick network of Links to launch Operation Moonshot, and in Sri Lanka, Agents fielded 90% of their nation's landmass in Operation Emerald Island II.

In Omagari, Japan, an L16 Resistance Agent creates a truly memorable Ingress fireworks display.

It has been over 2 weeks since +A Detection Algorithm was last heard from. +Klue S., +Hank Johnson and the +Society for the Ethical Treatment of AIs all weigh in on her absence, and Susanna's research into #Abaddon yields a cryptic tip. How is the original +Niantic Project involved?

Ingress First Saturday (#IngressFS) events will take place around the world on September 5th. Details at ingress.com/events

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Ingress First Saturday is coming.  Join Agents in more than 80 cities around the world on Saturday, September 5 to help guide  #IngressRecruits , catch up with Ingress friends and enjoy a day of exploration and adventure.  Check details for an event near you at www.ingress.com/events.  Register your own #IngressFS event at www.fevgames.net.

#IngressFS ¬†ÔĽŅ
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via +Niantic Project‚Äč

"I don't know what #Abaddon is, but ADA knew something about the Niantic Researchers that she wouldn't tell me." - +Klue S. 

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One of the things ADA and I discussed often was the nature of reality. An existential sort of topic for an AI, but it was something she was interested in.

I was at a disadvantage during those conversations. I knew that there were parts of her that I could not see. Memories and information that she had chosen to withhold. I don't know if I had that same power over her. Perhaps all of me was known.

A possibility that she suggested was that all the layers of reality were connected, possibly through something like what Roland Jarvis has called the Ultimate. 

What I'm trying to get at is... if every part of our universe is connected, then the connections can be found. If the connections can be found, perhaps they can be traversed.

I don't know what #Abaddon is, but ADA knew something about the Niantic Researchers that she wouldn't tell me. They are all locked together in the labyrinth of the Portal Network. I wonder what would happen if they could find their way out.ÔĽŅ
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Head back to school with new features in Google Classroom

As you’re gearing up for a new school year, #GoogleClassroom has some new additions that we hope will help you engage your students, save even more time, and keep everyone organized.

Learn more here: http://goo.gl/3kbimv

You’ll now be able to:
   - Engage your class with question-driven discussions
   - Reuse posts from previous classes
   - Bump a post to the top of your class stream 
   - Create assignments without due dates 

Coming soon:
   - See all your assignments on Google Calendar 
¬† ¬†- Easily attach a Google Form to an assignmentÔĽŅ
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#MissionDay Paris ūüėć
 
700 Agents are joining us today in Paris for a sunny #MissionDay

Welcome and have fun!ÔĽŅ
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Look what came in the mail! These #SkyKey ¬†Advance Reader Copies are going out to reviewers in the next few days. Good thing we're stashing a few to giveaway to you! Keep your eyes peeled on our G+ account in the coming weeks for a chance to win an advance copy!ÔĽŅ
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