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Microsoft: A Word On Letting Your Values Show

Ben & Jerry’s responds to Microsoft CMO regarding marriage equality, same-sex marriage, and letting your values show.
http://www.benjerry.com/whats-new/microsoft-same-sex-marriage
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So.. I have not gotten a Google IO acceptance. But no Reject. Should I be hopeful? 
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He wanted to show off tonight... 
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Very talented. Remind me to keep him at a distance when I shower.
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Birmingham Area MLS* Monthly Observations for February 2015 Dollar sales in February experienced an expected seasonal improvement of 22% to $200,563,499 from January’s $163,769,334, up by 18% over last February’s of $169,452,699. The increase over last…
Birmingham Area MLS* Monthly Observations for February 2015 Dollar sales in February experienced an expected seasonal improvement of 22% to $200,563,499 from January’s $163,769,334, up by 18% over ...
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no more Google code hosting.. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9191587
Hi everyone. I wanted to let you know (and I know this isn't a huge surprise) that we will be shutting down the Google Code project hosting system over the next year. Wired did a nice story about Github that touches on the shutdown: http://www.wired.com/2015/03/github-conquered-google-microso.
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Very professional and modern update.  Home Brew re-defined.
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Pretty much the best argument for why electing judges is a bad idea. #Alabama   #RoyMoore   #JohnOliver   #lastweektonight   #electedjudges   #gaymarriage  
Only one other country in the world has elected judges -- Bolivia.
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Best argument for campaign finance reform I've heard yet.
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I am rather looking forward to this. 
Country music veteran Willie Nelson is set to open a chain of marijuana shops across the U.S. The 81 year old, who is a proud pot smoker, is planning to launch the dispensaries throughout America, ...
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Baldwin County & Alabama Coastal MLS*: Observations for the Month of February 2014 Sales dollars increased 19% in February to $101,572,601 from January of $85,561,282. This is about even with February last year at $102,008,927. (Sect A p.2). The 12 month…
Baldwin County & Alabama Coastal MLS*: Observations for the Month of February 2014 Sales dollars increased 19% in February to $101,572,601 from January of $85,561,282. This is about even with F...
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Ultra cool..
 
What is Google VPN / Google Connectivity Service?

Android 5.1 appears to have added a new application or service that hasn't been announced, yet. It appears to be a VPN application from the Googs, though it's not fully working at this time.

From a networking standpoint, offering a VPN to over a billion users is a daunting task, even for the Googs. Then again, not all users are on 5.1, not all users would be connected at the same time, so there is a possibility. Still, even a few million users is a crazy idea. Then again, how many people actually use an Open WiFi network? Maybe the total amount is quite lower than I think.

I could see them offering this as an Android at Work service to secure enterprise communications where the enterprise is not providing their own VPN. I could also see this as part of their upcoming MVNO to secure WiFi connections since we believe the MVNO will utilize WiFi where possible.
Android 5.1 might not have a horde of obvious changes above the surface, but there's no doubt Google put in a lot of work under the hood. Another interesting new change has come to light -- the company might be working on bringing a built-in VPN service.
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Still here in Alabama...
 
“The people in the south – the white people, who were being abused – organised a neighbourhood watch to try to re-establish some order,” he said of the nascent Klan. Slavery in the south was “a bad institution”, he said, but possibly “the mildest, most humane form of slavery ever practiced”.

“If you look at the wealth created by the slaves, in food, clothing, shelter, medical care, care before you’re old enough to work, care until you died, they got 90% of the wealth that they generated,” he said. “I don’t get that. The damn government takes my money to the tune of 50%.”


...I think I'll just let that stand here, and back away slowly.
As civil rights campaigners marked 50 years since Bloody Sunday, elsewhere in Selma a small band of southerners were mourning the loss of the Confederacy
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Google Apps Certified Sales Specialist, Google Apps Certified Deployment Specialist, Open Source evangelist, Python, Django, Data Analysis, Javascript. Large scale IS project management, Consulting, Ex Major Bank CIO. Real Estate Reporting
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Great Marina in Key West
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really excellent and local cuisine!! Reasonably priced
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Had a nice birthday meal with my wife good food and wine with good service
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excellent place connected to 11st Marina. the fish sandwiches hit the spot after 4 days off shore..
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Great Artisan bakery, love the whole wheat sourdough
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