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Maybe the self aware AI will just manipulate us to increase its control and only attack when it is sure to win.
From Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World.
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So you mean Astronomy isn't just Astrology with telescopes?
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This is central to net neutrality. I already pay for an Internet connection. That I choose to use it to watch Netflix is none of the carrier's business -- they've already been paid by ME and they are not entitled to also collect from the services to which I subscribe.

The FCC is doing the right thing this time, by protecting you and me.

The Verizon's, Comcast's, AT&T's, and TimeWarner's of the world can POUND SAND!

#NetNeutrality #ISP #FCC #Verizon #ATT #Comcast #TimeWarner #Cable #Internet #DSL #FiOS #Xfinity #UVerse
Even reclassifying broadband providers as utilities won't help, Verizon claims.
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Prediction: Apple pay will account for more than 1% of all US consumer financial transactions in 5 years.
 
Just paid with Apple Pay for the first time. There is only one word for it - magical. I would buy way too much stuff if every store had it.
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Scott Adams of Dilbert fame has this to say about work. I'm not so sure it's different in Silicon Valley.

“If I had to describe my 16 years of corporate work with one phrase, it would be ‘pretending to add value.’ … The key to career advancement is appearing valuable despite all hard evidence to the contrary. … If you add any actual value to your company today, your career is probably not moving in the right direction. Real work is for people at the bottom who plan to stay there.”
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Heh. I've been working my way through a related issue lately. My own phrasing differs...
I value my ability to leave my work in the office more than I value career advancement. 
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Oh classic, I sent out an email to my followers asking who wanted an invite to the new Google Inbox and Google+ flagged it as spam. Wow.

Anyway, I've given out all my invites, I'll let you know again when I have more. Since Google+ will probably spam it again, follow me on twitter @technologypoet and I'll post there if I get more.
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Absolutely terrifying. Watch AI master space invaders and ponder how soon before it masters the human game of war.
Google has built an artificial intelligence system that can learn – and become amazing at – video games all on its own, given no commands but a simple..
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You know someone loves you when they convince the hotel kitchen to make chicken soup from scratch to help you feel better. 
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2014 is almost over!
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Judge Shuts Down +Uber In Spain, Pending Taxi Association Court Action. Good. http://techcrunch.com/2014/12/09/judge-shuts-down-uber-in-spain-pending-taxi-association-court-action/?ncid=rss
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Great news about Uber. Now if only other countries would follow suit. And I absolutely, unequivocally love grumpy cat. He's so darn adorable. 
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Verizon Wireless injects identifiers that link its users to Web requests http://buff.ly/1xpmadW
Verizon Wireless USA & the NSA sitting in a tree
The provider adds cookie-like tokens to alert advertisers to users’ interests.
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  • Google
    Product Manager, 2010 - present
  • Microsoft
    Senior Program Manager, 2001 - 2010
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Seattle, WA
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Grahamstown, South Africa - Johannesburg, South Africa
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Author, poet, technologist, skydiver and yogini
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Author, poet, technologist, skydiver and yogini.

I'm a part time vegan, super food follower and wellness devotee. I blog about life mastery at Overflowing-life.com.

I work at Google and blog about technology at Technology Poet.

I blog about skydiving at Skysmurf.com.

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  • Nutrition
  • Google
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  • Poetry
  • Internet
  • Skydivers
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Danced on the beach to the music of a beautiful life
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  • Rhodes University
    BSc. Computer Science, 1997 - 2000
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A sensational dining experience wrapped complete with stunning service, luscious food and out of this world scenery. If there is one restaurant to visit on Maui, this is it. My husband and I ate there a few days ago and it is quite literally the best experience I have ever had at a restaurant. It is nestled on the beach, with tables just a few steps away from the golden sand. The service is a like a well choreographed performance, with multiple servers all taking care of their part of your eating experience. Each with a smile or a story or a word to make your experience memorable. My husband had the filet and I had the Hawaiian Ahi. Both meals were scrumptious. The combination of flavors in the Ahi was divine with the goat cheese making a surprisingly great complement to the fish. And dessert. Just when I thought it couldn't get any better the panna cotta was a generous festival of fruit, berries and delicious panna cotta. If you are in Maui go here. Unexpectedly amazing!
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An atrocious experience. If you would like a nice evening out please go somewhere else. On our recent trip to Oahu my husband and I made a reservation after reading the reviews here. With no exaggeration I can say that this is the worst restaurant experience I've had in the last two years. The ordeal began when we sat down and ordered. 30 minutes later we had not received even a bread roll. Those eventually came after the server promising us for 10 minutes that they were on the way. My fish was burned and when I sent it back the manager came over and offered what I thought was a free meal for us. I told him I didn't want a replacement and my husband finished his meal. After asking for our check three times we eventually received it 20 minutes after asking, lo and behold they had charged us for my husbands meal and for our drinks. I called the manager over and he explained how he didn't charge us for my meal, and acted as though this was a generous offer. I never expected him to charge me for a meal I didn't eat. We haggled a bit, and he eventually comped our drinks, but that was not enough to salvage this miserable experience. Poor service, terrible food. Avoid!
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Wow, a lot has changed in a few years. This place used to be great. We went in today looking to upgrade our stereo system and it was empty. Staff were chatting with each other. We wandered around for a few minutes and when no one offered to help we left. If I'm going to spend thousands of dollars on an audio system i expect better service than this.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
The BEST skydiving you'll ever do. For the experienced skydiver they have friendly load organizers for every level, fun activities like Grace's Speed Demons, and challenging endeavors like the Mark and Darryld 40-ish ways. I travel regularly from Seattle down to SoCal just to jump at Perris.
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I'm extremely disappointed in the service here. We stopped for a late lunch, and ordered our meal. They bring my fiancés meal, and 7 minutes go by and I'm still waiting for mine. Three servers come by and we tell them we are still waiting for my meal. We discover that my order was never placed. The server tells us that the meal will be right out, but now it's 10 minutes later and still nothing. This was not the only part of order they forgot, we have been waiting 5 minutes for the promises refill. The food here is decent (if it ever comes), but we won't be coming back.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Ugh, avoid this place. The food was disgusting, I could barely eat it. I ordered one of their vegetarian options and it was making my stomach do backflips before I had even finished. The service is terrible. We had to call someone over to take our order and ask for the check twice. Then we tried to pay with credit card and there were all sorts of issues. And while he was on the phone trying to 'resolve the issue' he spent most of the time talking about the soccer game (in Spanish, which my fiancé knows a bit of) No wonder there was only one other table seated when we went there. I don't know what Mexican is typically like in the south, but if you've eaten it anywhere else (Cali, Northwest or East coast) you will be disappointed. Avoid this place at all costs. Rude service and disgusting food.
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Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Prompt, courteous and easy to schedule. I travel a lot, and have found these guys to be among the best town car service out there. They use Square to allow for easy credit card payments and receipts via email/text which is *such* a blessing when filing expense reports, and also avoids the typical grumpy 'do you have cash' response I get when presenting a credit card. I was able to book a town car the other day by texting them and shortly afterwards they texted back and it was done. That's far easier than messing with web sites, and lets me schedule the car while I'm sitting in the airport terminal waiting for my departing flight.
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