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Remember the Cold War?
The government-issued biscuits are still sealed in their box, unused after 50 years, next to the carton of toilet tissue and commode chemical.
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Good piece from Mike on why Spaces is destined to end up on the scrap heap of Google social products. 
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Google Spaces?

Is this another product destined to become abandoned?

Remember Google Buzz? Google Wave? Google+, now Spaces?

I don't know that Google needs another product as much as they need to do something about their ADHD like corporate memory.
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And yet another product that won't work for GAFE users, who prolly would use it most. Should fix Hangouts instead.
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This interactive piece is a really good read. It's also troubling that so many die and their bodies are unclaimed. 
Over a million people are buried in the city’s potter’s field on Hart Island. A New York Times investigation uncovers some of their stories and the failings of the system that put them there.
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To have been a fly on the wall with this bunch. 
A new book by Lesley M. M. Blume recounts the scandalous trip to Pamplona that inspired Jake Barnes, Lady Brett Ashley, Robert Cohn, and the characters from literature’s greatest roman à clef.
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More G+ iOS goodness.
 
G+ iOS Update 5.6.0
Today we're launching our fifth Google+ iOS app update of the year. You'll be able to download this version from Apple's App Store soon and within it you'll find the following new features and fixes:

* 13 bugs fixed
* 1 accessibility issues addressed
* Swipe down to quickly exit image viewer (light-box)
* Faster animated GIF loading & an indicator
* Ability to make a post from top of home stream
* Easier to share Web pages
* Promo to explain left/right swiping through posts

As always, please send us your ideas/issues using our Send Feedback menu item as that's the best way to ensure we'll see them. Thanks~
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Found my Handspring Visor Edge in a drawer. Still works. Apparently I'm way behind on my 2008 ToDo list. 
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I still prefer my Visor (and my Palm before that) to my mobile phones now.
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That’s it Google, I’m done

Yesterday Google announced another platform, Google Spaces. In their announcement, they describe Spaces as:

“Group sharing isn’t easy. From book clubs to house hunts to weekend trips and more, getting friends into the same app can be challenging. Sharing things typically involves hopping between apps to copy and paste links. Group conversations often don’t stay on topic, and things get lost in endless threads that you can’t easily get back to when you need them.”

Is this another social product destined to become abandoned? Remember Google Buzz? Google Wave? Google+, now Spaces?

Over the years I have tried all the above listed products and nearly every other Google product. I’ve managed to score early invites to a few and have been an early adopter to many others.

I put the most effort into Google+ and got to just under 16,000 followers. However, since Google has decided to let the platform atrophy, I’ve been watching my follower count slowly recede as people abandon the platform.

I don't know that Google needs another product as much as they need to do something about their ADD like corporate memory where social products are concerned. I spent a little time on Spaces and can’t figure out why this would be compelling.

I won’t be downloading the Spaces app for my phone. I won’t be bookmarking it in my browser. In fact, I’ll be sitting this one out. 
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Google sucks!
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“Human beings must dance with death before they will ever be able to rejoice in life or laugh with it.”

- Bishop John Shelby Spong
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Yes, this is America and that means even minority religions have the freedom to live according to their beliefs. 
The man admitted on Friday that he "forcibly removed" a Muslim woman's hijab on a flight last December.
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I think every crime analyst has felt like this at least once. 
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Husband & father. Lover of books & baseball. US Navy veteran. Writer of haiku.
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I'm also very active on Twitter. Follow me over there. 

I formerly wrote a reasonably well regarded blog on policing and crime analysis called The Crime Analyst’s Blog. I have since retired that blog.
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Married to the same woman for 28 years. Have two amazing teens that are so much smarter than I.
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We must like this place because we keep coming back. The food is very traditional Tex-Mex cuisine. It's always tasty and comes from the kitchen surprisingly quick. The servers are attentive and friendly. My only gripe would be that their beer service consists of them bringing you a bottled beer and almost never a mug. The rare times they do bring a mug, it's usually frosted which tends to water down the beer. The beer list itself is pretty standard for a Mexican restaurant, all the US macro lagers with a pretty good selection of Mexican lagers. If you need a hint, the best Mexican lagers to try are Bohemia or Negra Modelo. Their happy hour offers cheap Tecate's, Pacifico's or Victoria's.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Love buying knives from them. Just got my latest delivery from the Knife Fairy, a Kershaw One Ton. Excellent fit and finish for a knife that was on sale for $20. I've bought quite a number of knives from them over the years and they're my first choice when looking for a new knife. They nearly always have some really interesting pieces on sale.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
It took quite a long time for Temple to get a good Thai restaurant. I'm glad that we finally got one. Today was the second time we ate here. Both times the food was really good. You can tell a lot about an Asian food restaurant by the vegetables. Their vegetables are very fresh. We could see the kitchen staff peeling carrots and cucumbers by hand as we waited on our food. You won't likely find fresher, crisper veggies in any other restaurant. The sauces are wonderful. Very tasty and aromatic. They do use a lot of spice in their hot dishes. If you don't like spicy food, be careful what you order and specify what level of spiciness you want. Me, I love spicy foods and was very pleased. The cost is going to be a bit more than you might find in a chain restaurant. Most entrees are in the $9 dollar range. However, the servings sizes are so large you can easily feed two adults on one entree or if solo have enough left over for a second meal. We'll definitely come back.
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The sandwiches are good and the portion size is always huge. Why is it that my favorites here are not the healthiest choices on the menu? That being said, they do have quite a number of healthy options for those so inclined. And most importantly here in Texas, the iced tea is really good.
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reviewed 2 years ago