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Sarah Carlton (Formerly Sarah Pagan)
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Be concise, not verbose.
[I]n the reign of the Stuarts there was one counsel who had offended the court by preparing a needlessly long and prolix pleading on parchment. He was ordered to have his pleadings taken, a large hole to be cut in the middle, he was to have his head pushed through it, and he was to attend the first day of the term of every court with his head through the pleadings.

Pleadings really should be short and sweet.
The chancellors of those days were busy administrators who would stand no academic nonsense: Lord Chancellor Ellesmere in the reign of James I ordered that the Warden of the Fleet should lay hold on an equity pleader who had drawn...
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Always eschew obfuscation. 
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Sarah Carlton (Formerly Sarah Pagan)

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Is there an RPG happening here soon? 
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I'm trying to find a game too
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Today is the first time in many, many moons that I have what I was looking for on the second page of Google.
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I like to think that every now and then the spirits of the interwebtubes like to remind us of the "bad times" that we may, in this holiday season, revel our technological bounty.
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This is beautiful.
Keep the Han!

Happy Hanukkah to all my friends observing this holiday! Hanukkah (חֲנֻכָּה), also known as the Festival of Lights, begins at sundown tonight.

#starwars #hanukkah
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I've been thinking about writing reviews of apps that I use
I try out a lot of apps. Most of them are games, but I also use productivity apps and a few other kinds. Sometimes I find really cool ones that only have a few downloads, sometimes I find clunkers with waaaaay too many ads, and both of these make me want to speak out. Would you be interested in these reviews? If so, please also comment and let me know how in-depth you would like these reviews to be: a few paragraphs, or a full expose? These reviews would be posted here on G+.
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Yes, I'm interested!
No, please don't clutter my stream.
Meh, I don't care.
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A few paragraphs per review would be a good fit for the G+ stream.
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I actually recognized more than half of these names. I think I'm getting old.
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Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?

SARAH PALIN: The chicken crossed the road because, gosh-darn it, he's a maverick!

BARACK OBAMA: Let me be perfectly clear, if the chickens like their eggs they can keep their eggs. No chicken will be required to cross the road to surrender her eggs. Period.

JOHN McCAIN: My friends, the chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side of the road.

HILLARY CLINTON: What difference at this point does it make why the chicken crossed the road?

GEORGE W. BUSH: We don't really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road or not. The chicken is either with us or against us. There is no middle ground here.

DICK CHENEY: Where's my gun?

BILL CLINTON: I did not cross the road with that chicken.

AL GORE: I invented the chicken.

JOHN KERRY: Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against it! It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about the chicken's intentions. I am not for it now, and will remain against it.

AL SHARPTON: Why are all the chickens white?

DR. PHIL: The problem we have here is that this chicken won't realize that he must first deal with the problem on this side of the road before it goes after the problem on the other side of the road. What we need to do is help him realize how stupid he is acting by not taking on his current problems before adding any new problems.

OPRAH: Well, I understand that the chicken is having problems, which is why he wants to cross the road so badly. So instead of having the chicken learn from his mistakes and take falls, which is a part of life, I'm going to give this chicken a NEW CAR so that he can just drive across the road and not live his life like the rest of the chickens.

ANDERSON COOPER: We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but we have not yet been allowed to have access to the other side of the road.

NANCY GRACE: That chicken crossed the road because he's guilty! You can see it in his eyes and the way he walks.

PAT BUCHANAN: To steal the job of a decent, hardworking American.

MARTHA STEWART: No one called me to warn me which way the chicken was going. I had a standing order at the Farmer's Market to sell my eggs when the price dropped to a certain level. No little bird gave me any insider information.

DR SEUSS: Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I've not been told.

ERNEST HEMINGWAY: To die in the rain, alone.

GRANDPA: In my day we didn't ask why the chicken crossed the road. Somebody told us the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough for us.

BARBARA WALTERS: Isn't that interesting? In a few moments, we will be listening to the chicken tell, for the first time, the heartwarming story of how it experienced a serious case of molting, and went on to accomplish its lifelong dream of crossing the road.

ARISTOTLE: It is the nature of chickens to cross the road.

BILL GATES: I have just released eChicken2014, which will not only cross roads, but will lay eggs, file your important documents and balance your checkbook. Internet Explorer is an integral part of eChicken2014. This new platform is much more stable and will never reboot.

ALBERT EINSTEIN: Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move beneath the chicken?

COLONEL SANDERS: Did I miss one?

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I must be really old as I live across the big pond and still recognize everyone of them.
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Cool visual!
What we donate to vs what kills us:

There's a focus on breasts and prostate --yet we don't focus as much on our internal organs, like the heart!
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Have her in circles
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This day cannot come fast enough.
"Here is the problem though. It is inevitable that somewhere, sometime, someone is going to get into an accident with a driverless vehicle. No system can maintain a spotless record when replicated on a scale of billions. Someone may get injured; there may even be fatalities.

When that day comes, what do you think our reaction will be? Will we measure that one accident against the roadside carnage we've caused over the past century? Or will we behave in an irrational manner, demanding an end to robot cars like latter-day Luddites?

For the sake of 1.25 million souls a year, let's hope we keep our heads."
Here are two things we know about human beings: First, they are nowhere near as good at driving as they like to think. Second, they are very resistant to change, even when that ...
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I'm skipping the article for now, but after working with software for ~36 years, there's one thing that especially stands out.

Don't trust it

Or, since you necessarily must trust it in order to use it, be very, very careful about it. If I could write the legislation I would ensure that all software (including firmware) in self-driving vehicles (and any other "public infrastructure") was under the GNU GPL. That would allow a higher degree of trust than the "proprietary advantage" software that is prevalent now.
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Tis the season

...for obnoxious, incessant bells outside every grocery store. #bahhumbug 
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they hurt my ears actually. :(
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I may be a youngin', but I grew up listening to my parents' music, so this is hilarious :D
I know this does't apply to all my readers but this was too funny not to pass on.  
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So polls. Uh, YES! This is a great feature! I'm frantically trying to think of things to poll about. Gimme ideas!!

Also, very soon I will probably want to start ranting about how people need to learn how to write proper polls; certain ones I've seen in the Google Opinion Rewards app already frustrate me. But this is not that day hour. Right now I'm too excited.
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+Al Remetch Not important to me? No I haven't. Not important to humanity at large? Yeah. 
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Who is your favorite Firefly character?

...and apparently you can only have 5 options, so I'm doubling up.
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Mal / Inara
Zoe / Wash
Jayne / Kaylee
Simon / River
Book / Serenity (the ship)
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+Sarah Carlton Oh. Okay then.
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I'm just a girl.

Just a girl who's studying Computer Science, loves everything Google, wants make neat things with code, and eventually be an awesome teacher so I can pay it forward.
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Although I'm sure they have a great selection of meals, we've never been able to order anything but the Pad Thai because it's just SO good! And beware, the spice levels are not disappointing.
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This is an excellent arena with two stories and an observation deck. Staff is laid-back and friendly. I've never played the mini-golf, but then again, I've never seen anyone else play it either.
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I've been once thus far. The food was delicious, but it took a very long time to get it. It has a laid-back atmosphere, so I don't know if they were understaffed or just not very on-the-ball. The place seemed clean and tables were well spaced. I'll likely go again, but if the wait is consistently long I won't be back. 4 stars mainly based on the excellent food.
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This is one of my favourite places to eat! It is usually pretty quiet, but the people there are friendly and the place is clean.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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This Kroger is much better than the other two I've been to here in Louisville. The staff is super friendly and they have more self-checkout lanes.
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They were SUPER nice here. From what I could tell, they were even a bit understaffed that day, but despite the scramble, they still took care of me and every customer in there with courtesy and conversation. Excellent people.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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