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That looks easy enough. Guess I found my next weekend project. 
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I used firebase for a tiny project sometime back during a hackathon. Firebase is amazing. Never thought hooking up a backend would be so effortless. 
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Very powerful presentation of privilege.
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Yep, they went there. 
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Introducing Material Design Lite - Material Design components & templates in vanilla CSS, HTML & JavaScript

https://medium.com/google-developers/introducing-material-design-lite-3ce67098c031 

We've now live at http://getmdl.io
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It can be insanely hard to find high quality, high-res free stock photos for personal and commercial use. A growing numb…
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It's +Ryan Feline​'s 1 year anniversary in +Novoda​ (and mine!) and he made this awesome cake to celebrate. Looking soo cool! 
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As far as simplifications go this is a good one on the situation in Greece.
 
Irresponsible or unavoidable borrowing?

Growing up in Europe, I didn't pay much attention to the construction of the Euro, and whatever little I remember has nothing to do with the economics of it. Now, older, having lived in the US for a while, with a Greek wife, I'm looking at the way the Euro is unraveling and I've been using the opportunity to try to figure out how it works (or, rather, why it doesn't).

The core mechanism that allows multiple states to share the same currency is pretty simple: since the weaker states can't devalue their currency to compensate for their trade deficit with the stronger ones, money has to flow from the stronger economies to the weaker ones in order to maintain the balance.

We see that in the US: as measured in GDP per capita, there's about a 2:1 ratio between the strongest states and the weakest ones. To compensate for that, a lot of money flows between states, through the federal government. Most taxes in the US are federal taxes, i.e. about 75%, and the federal government doesn't necessarily spend the money it collects in the exact states where it collects them. As an example, every year about 130 billion dollars paid by California in federal taxes don't make it back into California. Texas and New York are the two other states that have a negative balance of more than 100 billion each. For those 3 states, that outflow on money represents 5.7%, 7.2% and 7.4% of their respective GDPs. California is literally sending money to other states so that those states can buy California stuff. The same is true for Texas, New York, and about 20 of the 50 states that are sending money to the other 30.

Looking back in history, the Marshall Plan followed a somewhat similar logic: the US sent aid to Europe, to allow Europeans to buy US goods, which was both a stabilizing mechanism for European currencies that otherwise were in a devaluation spiral, and an outlet for the huge US industrial production. For reference, the Marshall Plan amounted to 120 billion dollars (in today's dollars) over 4 years, which is tiny compared to the amount of money that the federal government now redistributes across state lines.

We can compare that to the situation in the Eurozone/EU, where the GDP per capita varies by a factor of about 2.3:1. Germany's balance in the EU budget is negative by less than 9 billion Euros. France's and Italy's follow at approximately 6.5 billion and 6 billion. Germany's 9 billion Euros is tiny compared to California's 130 billion dollars, especially since Germany's GDP is 60% larger than that of California. Since the US and EU economies have approximately the same size, that's a reasonably apples-to-apples comparison. The biggest negative balance that a Eurozone country has with the EU is about 0.41% of its GDP. The biggest positive balance is 1.3%. Within the US, only 4 states out of 50 fall within that range.

That's the problem right there: Germany is not flowing enough money out to other Eurozone countries to compensate for its own very strong economy. That's true of other rich European countries as well, e.g. Netherlands, Austria, France.

From the Greek point of view, the only way to get that money to flow in order to maintain balance had been for the government to borrow. That wasn't irresponsible borrowing. That was mechanical, predictable. Greece's poor historical discipline around government finances only accelerated an unavoidable process, but it's not a root cause.

In fact, predictably, pushing Greece into austerity made things worse, much worse: with the root cause being Greece's relatively weak economy compared to the rest of the Eurozone, an austerity approach can only put Greece in a position where it needs even more money to flow in in order to maintain balance.

Even if we assume that all of Greece's debts get somehow forgiven with no further constraints and that Greece manages to run a balanced government budget, it would still be in an unsustainable position in the current Eurozone as its weaker economy would force additional money to flow in. Unless the Eurozone very significantly increases the amount of money that it redistributes across borders, Greece should get out of the Euro at the first opportunity, i.e. literally Monday morning, July 6.

Worse, with Greece out, it's only a matter of time for another weak country to find itself in the same position: that might be Portugal, Spain, Italy, or if Bulgaria, Romania or even Hungary join quickly enough that might go through that same death spiral quickly enough to see the Eurozone as a revolving door, with barely enough time to come in before being back out.

Once that first batch of weak countries is out, there'll always be more that'll be at the bottom of the scale and will find themselves in the same position. France is comfortably in the middle of the pack within Europe today, but attrition will eventually push it toward the bottom, and France having to leave the Euro is a true nightmare scenario for everyone.

In order for the Eurozone to survive, its rich members will need to send a lot more money to the poorer ones: the rich ones literally can't continue reaping benefits from a currency based on the European average without sharing those benefits with the poorer ones that bring that European average down. Otherwise, the Euro will consume country after country until it hits a country that is literally too big to fail.
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Gif it to me!
 
I've cooked up a small gist (based on +Francesco Pontillo's work) that will help you turn your device screencasts into GIFs that you can use into PRs, on the web, etc.

#gde   #android   #opensource   #gifpushing  
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Impressive video that makes you wonder about many judgements you do over the course of a day. It might not be like you think it is. It probably isn't. 
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A rare example of one of the world's most iconic aircraft, a Mark 1 Spitfire that was painstakingly restored after being shot down during World War Two, will be sold at Christie's next week.
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I should get that tank in my cellar cleaned up first ... oh, wait ...
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Software developer, community manager and geek living in Berlin, Germany.
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Hi,
I'm Stefan. I'm a software developer so this means I sit in front of the computer the whole day and besides checking all my mail accounts and social media networks I produce software bits which don't work at the first try. Mostly they do after the second or third try.

Besides the work I'm into bringing people together - work wise. I know a lot of people with different talents. So just ask me if you're having a particular problem.

Furthermore I really like to build communities. I'm a co-organizer for GDG Berlin, Berlin Hack and Tell and the Instant Startup Show Berlin. Also I help plan other stuff occasionally. If you think you need assistance on planning developer related events you can contact me as well. I'd really like to help out.

Since the end of 2011 I'm the official German Ambassador to Germany for Geekli.st, an achievement-based social portfolio builder where all bad-ass code monkeys around the globe can be found.

In early 2012 I started contracting for Google to help grow and organize the Developer Programs in the German speaking countries (DE, AT, CH). Talk to me if you want to partner up with Google in this region - I'll try my best to help you.

Also in 2012 I co-founded an initiative called OpenTechSchool which organizes programming workshops and related topics to bring people into tech. We do it such a manner to lower the entry barrier people (often women) perceive in the tech scene. Small groups, calm and helpful coaches, all volunteers from the local community help to create an inviting learning atmosphere. Check it out!

Cheers from Berlin,
Stefan

PS: Wow, you really read all that? Kudos!
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  • Novoda
    Android Software Craftsman, 2014 - present
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    Co-Organizer, 2011 - present
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Food was OK (not better) but the noisy room and especially the horrible service made for a bad experience. Wouldn't recommend it if you find other options around.
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Good food and a good mango lassi, too.
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Attentive and friendly staff, nice atmosphere, fair prices and not to forget great food. One of the best places around - and we tried quite a few.
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It's a very nice cafe with a daily menu for lunch and very delicious breakfast offers. You can go there all day but it tends to be crowded on the weekends and summer evenings. The service is very nice and they offer a free Wifi for customers.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
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