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Tora Mulligan
Works at Apple, Inc.
Attended University of Memphis
Lives in Winter Park, FL
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One of the lesser known things about Android Lollipop that makes me extremely happy. All of Google's Asian language keyboards all have been updated for Lollipop. I live the Material Dark themes for them.

(Also, I don't know how to say test in Chinese.)
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Using SwiftKey with the material design themes. I don't see the special characters anymore, but it looks fantastic 
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So the roll out of GV integration of SMS and voicemail to Hangouts seems to be rolling out for everyone.

But I'm over here constantly checking my Hangouts app or GMail on the desktop, per Google's instructions like...

#pixelpushing
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Hahahaha
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+Tora Mulligan posted about a sale, so I'm following suit:

I'm selling an antique Oneida silverplated complete serving set, with two additional Empire pieces, for $150 OBO. Price includes USPS Priority shipping. Makes a great gift or tabletop spread, and looks beautiful either tarnished or polished! :)

Contact me via Hangouts if you're interested. 
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Today is the 25th anniversary of the GameBoy releasing in the US! Happy birthday, GameBoy!
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Ballad of the Wind Fish <3
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And in the original Japanese version 8 of the 12 voice actors reprised their old roles
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Hey +T-Mobile what gives?

This has been happening for weeks now at Altamonte Mall in Altamonte Springs, FL. I get "4G" but atrocious data speeds, while most of the time data fails.

It seems like you have a microcell inside of the mall, but not outside. Really crappy that the moment I get about a mile from the mall my signal drops. 
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+T-Mobile -

I work at that mall as well. The lower-signal area extends ~1 mile around the area of the Altamonte Mall, except for LTE coverage inside the building. The moment you walk out the doors the signal drops dramatically. It resumes OTA LTE well past Maitland Ave. 
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Nanu-nanu... :(
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I'm going on a hiatus from social media and apps for a while. Stay perky.
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What the hell is going on at Twitch?

Been paying attention to Twitch news the last few days?

Yesterday, Justin.tv, (http://www.justin.tv/) the parent company of Twitch and general-purpose streaming site, was shut down. Everyone's accounts are being deleted, all the saved videos are being erased.

Today, Twitch announces past broadcasts can no longer be saved forever. They will now be deleted after 14 days for normal accounts and 60 days for subscribers. In three weeks all past broadcasts older than 60 days will be erased. http://blog.twitch.tv/2014/08/update-changes-to-vods-on-twitch/ 

Highlights can be saved indefinitely, but they are now limited to 2 hours in length. (Many existing highlights on Twitch are way longer than 2 hours.).

What is up with this mass deletion of content and all these sudden limitations?  I don't see how this would be a result of a Google acquisition. All three of these moves seem designed to cut costs and save on storage space, two ideas that are completely foreign to Google. Why would a company that was about to get a billion dollar cash injection and unlimited resources start wiping all this data and limiting archiving? Google loves data and wants to keep everything around forever. Just look at things like G+ Auto Upload and Gmail.

It's not copyright-related because deleting content older than a certain arbitrary date doesn't do anything to fix copyright violations. Twitch still has live video and 60-day old video, and if you're going to call streaming a video game copyright infringement, all of that is still infringing. There's nothing about a video being old that makes copyright infringement more or less bad.

There is also no need to "clean up" Twitch before an acquisition. If Google bought a site that was full of infringing content it would just have a bunch of DMCA takedown notices to process (on top of the million it normally processes a day, that's no big deal). The DMCA protects sites that make an effort to remove content. That's why YouTube exists today.

Also today, Twitch announced it would automatically scan videos for copyrighted music and mute them. This includes game music. They've already muted videos of Pokemon for containing Pokemon music and Punch Out for the NES because it contained music from Punch Out. Yes, a video game site banned video game music. Keep in mind these videos still infringe copyright. There is nothing magical about audio; images from a game are also copyrighted and Twitch has left the video up, which means they are still violating copyright. That Mario sprite is ©Nintendo and if the audio isn't covered under fair use, the video isn't either.

I don't see a company prepping for a Google takeover, I see panic. Panic and a lack of understanding of what it should be doing. I think Google would want to keep all the old data instead of deleting it and enforce the DMCA on existing videos by processing takedown requests as they come in, which is all the law requires.

Why is Twitch doing this? Who the hell thinks any of this is a good idea? I think if Google was behind these changes you would see a much more organised and experienced transition. Part of me thinks the Google deal fell through or something and this is Twitch's attempt to tighten down costs and try to stand on its own. 

It's just weird that all of a sudden there are all these changes over at Twitch and all of them seem to be misguided, harmful to the service, and don't really solve any of Twitch's problems.

I see three instances of cutting storage costs and one ham-fisted misapplication of copyright enforcement, none of which smell like Google to me. Thoughts?
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To me it sounds like Google may have been an ass during the negotiation to buy period, and this is someone's way of fucking Google, prior to the official buyout.
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OK guys, I'm in a bit of a bind, and so I'm selling some manga and anime related goods from Japan I aquired. Contact me if you're interested in buying, or signal boost this if you know people that are interested.
SELLING ALL OF THE THINGS, EVERYTHING MUST GO So I’m hella broke, and need to sell this stuff ASAP, because I have rent I need to pay and my first check from my new job will not be until two weeks...
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That folks are crowing over saving $1.50 on an app is yet another reminder of how fucked up it is that we refuse to pay for great work. 

Monument Valley is still one of the best games I've played this year. And at $3.99 still cost less than the cup of coffee I'll piss out by lunchtime. And I kind of wish I could buy it again at the sale price of $2.49. (I guess I could use another account.)

Seventy-five percent off is great. Take advantage of it. But, Jesus, let's keep things in perspective here.
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I got to play it and beat it last night. It's incredibly beautiful, and the music and story is touching. The game reminds me of Fez meets Journey.
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  • Apple, Inc.
    Specialist, 2014 - present
  • Cricket Wireless
    Cricket Advocate, 2013 - 2014
    Jack-of-all-trades
  • NKC of America
    Estimating Assistant - Translator/Interpreter, 2011 - 2013
  • mydjsobad.com
    Interpreter/Translator, 2008 - 2012
  • Domino's Pizza
    Shift Manager, 2009 - 2011
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Winter Park, FL
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Ormond Beach, FL - Southaven, MS - Memphis, TN - Oakland, TN
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Eccentric -ex- Memphian, living in his own little world.
Introduction
A polyglot who has studied Japanese for over 15 years, works for a Japanese company, yet has never stepped foot in the actual country... 

I'll let you try to figure that one out.

Also, a jack-of-most-trades yet master of none.

I tend to post geeky stuff, music stuff, design stuff, etc. I'm very eccentric, and my posting reflects this.
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Has appeared in footage shown on a TV Tokyo... wtf?
Education
  • University of Memphis
    Japanese Language, 2005 - 2008
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January 2