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Todd Johnson
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This is fun because the expert nails it, so it's possible to do so, but That Dude You Know Who Talks A Lot (heeyyyyy) ... not so much. 
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+Tim Hopper​ wrote a post for +Lars Otten​.
I'm 6' 9". When I'm out in public, strangers routinely query me for this number. The more persistent among them will ask about my past or future basketball career and the relative heights of my p...
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+Lars Otten: I guess I "just live with it" too. I even understand why people do it, to some extent. But I'd also like to gently encourage people not to.
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Google still trying to make this a thing.
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Gonna be mad if I can't get in this beta.
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If it would help, I could post a photo here of me in a women's size small Prismatic t-shirt. 
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Hood to Coast and Seaside. Google did a great job with this one.
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Catch those gulls!
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Excited about this (the half). Registration is still open at the moment, if anyone wants to join me. Supposedly you get to run behind a waterfall. During a race. 

http://www.silverfallsmarathon.com/
Welcome to Silver Falls Trail Runs home of the Silver Falls Trail 50K Ultra, 7 miler, Half and Full Marathon the first weekend of November at Silver Falls State Park Silverton, Oregon
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tbh, I've been wondering if I'd be able to talk +Ruth Barrett  into a late-2015 or 2016 race-cation. 
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My Google people are mostly not on Twitter, but I'd encourage reading Kelly Ellis's timeline between here https://twitter.com/justkelly_ok/status/574068442749255680 and here https://twitter.com/justkelly_ok/status/574268362051584001 and reflecting on this comment from a G+ post (sadly, you can't link directly to comments on G+): 

"LOL if we make enough donations to girls who code, it won't matter if we promote men who we know are problematic, right?! PIPELINE"

Few enough companies are good at this (ours certainly hasn't been perfect), but it's good to know what to look out for. 
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That seems really bad.
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Hilarious talk https://vimeo.com/95066828 by the dude who writes these hilarious pieces for Usenix: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/people/mickens/thenightwatch.pdf

From that PDF: As I paced the hallways, muttering Nixonian rants about my code, one of my colleagues from the HCI group asked me what my problem was. I described the bug, which involved concurrent threads and corrupted state and asynchronous message delivery across multiple machines, and my coworker said, “Yeah, that sounds bad. Have you checked the log files for errors?” I said, “Indeed, I would do that if I hadn’t broken every component that a logging system needs to log data. I have a network file system, and I have broken the network, and I have broken the file system, and my machines crash when I make eye contact with them. I HAVE NO TOOLS BECAUSE I’VE DESTROYED MY TOOLS WITH MY TOOLS. My only logging option is to hire monks to transcribe the subjective experience of watching my machines die as I weep tears of blood.”
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That's my dude.
 
Okay, Google did a nice auto-awesome here.
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The Aftershocks: Seven of Italy’s top scientists were convicted of manslaughter following a catastrophic quake. has the country criminalized Science? https://medium.com/matter/the-aftershocks-7966d0cdec66
Seven of Italy’s top scientists were convicted of manslaughter following a catastrophic quake. Has the country criminali…
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Dude displays zero empathy for a person with a shit job, and flips out in the comments when it's pointed out that this makes him seem like a dick.

Cool story with your super elite social hacking skills bro, but maybe work on the caring and kindness bits.
 
Today is a good day. I just had a call from a telemarketer. Did I yell and scream at them, you ask? Certainly not. Like a good IT administrator I put my skills to use for their benefit. Here's how the conversation went:

Computer: "Press 9 to not be contacted in the future. Press 4 to speak to someone about your mortgage issues"
<presses 4>
TM: "Hello, are you having problems paying your mortgage?"
Me: "Hi, this is the IT department. We intercepted your call as we detected a problem with you phone and need to fix it."
TM: "Oh... ok, well what do we need to do?"
Me: "We're going to need to fix the settings by pressing 4-6-8 and * at the same time"
TM: "Ok, nothing happened."
<alright, so he's not using a Polycom>
Me: "Are you using the new Polycom phones that we deployed?"
TM: "No, it's a Yealink"
Me: "Ok, I see. You haven't had the new Polycom phone deployed to your desk yet. Let me check our technical documentations for the Yealink."
<did a quick Google search, "yealink phone factory reset">
Me: "Alright, do you see an "OK" button on your phone?"
TM: "Yes I do"
Me: "Alright, you're going to press and hold that button for 10 seconds."
TM: "OK, pressing it now"
Me: "Perfect, let me know if you get a password request"
TM: "OK, nothing has popped up ye----"
<click>

That's right. I made a telemarketer unwittingly factory reset his phone which means he will be unable to make anymore calls until someone is able to reconfigure his phone and that will take at least an hour or longer if they can't do it right away!
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Probably if they do that he'll give them the Blaster worm over the phone with his leet skillz.
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Bayern Munich fans marching to the stadium.
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Haha. I assume they're mostly US fans who support Munich for random reasons. 
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