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#DonaldTrump is the #RNC's official presidential candidate. It's been a long and interesting journey... and also a shining example of American Democracy in action. Kudos and serious respect to Donald Trump for achieving what he set out to do despite political resistance.

I'm thinking of all of the Americans who had been so disengaged with what the American government stood for that they did not participate, but who have rallied behind Trump's banner. I'm not just talking about him, as a politician, convincing on-the-fence voters to vote for him vs the other guy, but getting people who have not organized or participated in voting in the recent past and mobilized others to do so.

His message didn't just resonate, it inspired people to act. The impact and reach of his message and platform got him the votes he needed to win the nomination fair and square.

And that's something to be respected. That is quite an achievement.

I'm not voting for him, but like many, who've watched his climb up, while his message and approach doesn't resonate with me, I see that it resonates with a previously silent, but sizable portion of the American population.

And that's something else that's important to see as well... America is made up of many people and their beliefs. How they see the world, their own personal way of life, and their personal choices about their own lives and the lives of their loved ones.

We're all human beings, we just believe in different things. Sometimes, the same things, just a different way of getting there. :)

So congratz to Donald Trump on his victory. I'm still voting for the other candidate, but that doesn't mean I'm not hoping good things will come regardless of whichever candidate wins the presidency.


While there was no “Never Trump” walk-out, not all of the delegates were satisfied by the results.
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Developer Niantic has plenty of experience with 'location-based ads,' and it's sitting on a gold mine with "Pokémon Go."
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Truck not stopping when police signaled. Individual not following instructions when ordered to show hands(started getting out of car), moving away from and then back at the cops while appearing to reach for something. Repeating over and over again that he hates his life. Seems to me like cop assisted suicide.

In the video, his failure to comply with orders by the police makes him an immediate threat. And that started not with the radio call about a person with a gun, but from the moment he failed to pull over when the sirens started. Driving for what looked like another 2-3 blocks did not help him.

His friends and family were reported to have said he had everything to live for. Sure. But he didn't look like someone who was thinking about that. He looked overwhelmed. He looked confused. If he was at wits end due to overwhelming worries from life or was fighting depression and hiding it from friends and family(and yes, people who are suffering from depression do do a good job of hiding it), this would be a very surprising way for folks to find out.

He would have survived the first two shots fired, not sure from the third on. He got lots of warning before and between each shot. The policeman with the shotgun radioed in a call for EMS after the first shot. The shotgun was only fired once, after the officer with the handgun had shot once, then twice.

From a layman's point of view, the officers were giving plenty of warnings and time for the individual to comply.

The only things I have a problem with, aside from the life lost:

1) why was the officer readying his handgun before the truck pulled over?
2) the placement of the body cam, near the shoulder radio is unfortunate as the face blocks the cam partially when the officer is trying to radio in or if the officer is bracing against a wall... Like the side of the truck. Would be better if the camera were head mounted or mounted under the firearm.
3) while the audio from the first officer's bodycam was faint for the individual, the second officer's was better. But in both cases, the cam doesn't catch the sound from the individual very well. Would be nice if there was a way to catch better audio. Rugged lav mic maybe.
4) the news tagline of "unarmed teen". From the officer's perspective, they had no idea if he was armed or not until they could search his person. Which is what they would have done had the individual complied. A 20/20 hindsight tagline is unfair to the officers. :(

Side note, while California is a heavily gun controlled state... I doubt that the fears of the average civilian percolates up to the professionally trained police who have a better understanding of one of the tools of their trade. It is more likely that their training dictates that when approaching an individual, if the individual doesn't comply with commands and makes movements like they are trying to reach for a concealed item, they become a threat that needs to be neutralized. That is completely separate from gun control politics.

A civilian may have made the call in, but it was the individual's failure to comply which escalated the situation. In this case, my guess is that he was distressed, but time will tell as more facts are released about the case.

But the video, while it may be disturbing for many, is very illustrative of how a situation can escalate. From start to finish, it is clear what actions or lack of actions caused the situation to degrade. There were many moments where the situation would have de-escalated. But those decisive moments rested on the shoulder of the individual. The police were assessing risk based on their training and whether the individual was complying. Maybe things will look different in the coming weeks, but based on the video footage, that's how it looks.

I feel bad for the friends and family of both the individual and the two officers. One group for losing a loved one and the other group for having to live with the fact that they took a life. :(

Dylan Noble was shot by officers at a traffic stop on June 25, including shots fired after he was lying on the ground. The police have now released video of the incident.
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https://twitter.com/allisongriz/status/751234755882995713

Didn't realize this happened in #Dallas. I hope everyone makes it out of surgery okay. :(

Side note.... listening to the sounds of the gunfire and reading the reports of the actual gunshot victims, whomever was doing the shooting were crack shots. The draw a bead and tap off 1-2 rounds for a target reminds me of the stories I'd heard from veterans. Ie, discerning sharpshooters vs spray-and-pray enemies.

In the video, it sounds like the snipers made it through 2-3 targets before there was a long pause(probably people running for cover and trying to figure out which direction the shots came from) then longer bursts from the snipers and then a loud barrage from a variety of weapons fire as the police were able to attempt return fire. :(

There was alot of suck in Dallas and thoughts and prayers go out to everyone. :(

@allisongriz I'm a reporter in Oklahoma City. We're trying to get more information on the situation. Could we use your video on air/online? Erik Grönlund · 4h4 hours ago. Erik Grönlund @ErikGroenlund. Hi @allisongriz can we use ur video from Dallas for news report on the shooting for Swedish ...
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Spent some time at the company makerspace today. Woot!
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+Sushma Y it's like an open-to-all workshop where you can work on projects. I spent a little time working on the 3d printer. Also volunteering some time to work on the CNC machine. Fun stuff.
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PSA of the day... :)

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+Brook Drumm +Autodesk Listening to fusion 360 / +Printrbot presentation! Awesome!
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+Ryan Carlyle it was a joint webinar presentation about modelling an object in Fusion 360 and printing an STL exported from that using Cura on the Prinrbot Simple Metal.

It was a nice 101 kind of intro with some questions from folks who were in the webinar. The target being Printrbot customers. I got invited because I recently bought a Printrbot Play and before that, a Simple Metal.

Been giving Fusion 360 a go and it's quite nice for modelling things.
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Been playing "The Division" lately. And by playing, I mean 1-2 hour stints once or twice a week. So I'm far far away from lvl 30.

But heated discussions and complex issues around police involved shootings has me thinking, it is a good time to do a modern remake of Police Quest. But do it Tom Clancy/TheDivision style. But instead of focusing on just killing people, which many/most FPS games focus on, do it the Sierra Online Police Quest style where you focus on training, learning and following proper police procedure, and doing good detective work.

I remember playing the game and forgetting to reset my targetting sights on the sidearm after narrowly escaping a rigged door. Got shot because I couldn't stop the armed suspect since my aim was off.

The Police Quest games were lots of fun and inspiring. Considering the high level of detail and realism that is present in games like The Division/ModernWarfare/etc. I think it would be fun to play a game where you decide to join the police force and make your way up through the ranks by completing more close to home style missions while getting a better understanding of how things might work for someone wearing the badge.

(Alternately, provide a dark zone where one can play outside the confines of the law)

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+Sterling Wong +Cherrie Chiu something for nice game company to consider? ;)
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PokemonGo!
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Having fun going out and running into people who are also playing #pokemongo!
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Just got my Odin2 transmitter. Lots to love over the Odin1 transmitter:

- faster access to the various groups. Dedicated buttons and fast wheel control.
- omg!! Locking hot shoe mount with a locking button to prevent accidental unlock. Win!

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Ever since junior high school, I was the kid with the camera. And many years later, I’m still the guy who shows up to every life event with camera in hand to document the lives of my friends. I use…
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  • Bright Roll, Inc.
    Operations Engineer, 2012 - present
  • Ning, Inc / Glam Media, Inc.
    Linux/Operations Systems Administration, 2009 - 2012
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    Sr. Systems Administrator, 2006 - 2009
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I'm just your typical tech-loving, slightly off kilter, random factoid regurgitating, camera loving, weird tech thing building, loving husband, overly cautious father, kind of guy. 

I spent half of my life growing up in Southern California and have spent the other half of my life in the Bay Area. My love of technology(and a good paying job) brought me to the Silicon Valley, but it was love and starting a family(and a good paying job), which has kept me here. ;)

I greatly enjoy photography and just shooting the breeze. Though lately, I've taken up 3d printing, micro controller project building, coding, and even got my ham radio license, though I've yet to engage in rag-chewing on my little 5W handie-talkie unit.

You'll find my various profiles all over the inter-webs. But this is where I spend the bulk of my time, on Google+ or in the Google Forums(The #deltabot forums mostly!).

I currently work for a technology platform centric company based out of San Francisco, but am fortunate enough to work out of the Palo Alto office, where I work with a very energetic and amazing group of engineers.
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Married to an amazingly straightforward, understanding, insightful, patient, and loving woman who somehow finds it within her to put up with me and the cloud of messiness/noise/random ramblings I bring with me. Proud father of an exceedingly energetic, unendingly inquisitive, and a paragon of positivity daughter. Both of whom remind me why life is wonderful.
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