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Yehuda Katz
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that is awesome! i did the mint back with white front and metallic grey accents. hotness.
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The top of Angel's Rest in Portland!
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What lens?
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Mmm... Baked crabapples. You don't see crabapples too often so when I saw them at the farmer's market today I snatched them up and made a yummy snack!
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You're a man of many talents! .. or wait, did you just heat pre-made cakes? My faith in rails and ember depends on your response... :]
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I wanted to share an example of really great customer service.

I was on the bus this morning doing my normal morning Duolingo practice session.

I answered a particularly hard question, triumphantly hit the submit button. After a few seconds, the request timed out. I tried again, and it timed out again. And again.

I quickly realized that the problem was on Duolingo's end, not mine. On a whim, I fired off a quick tweet with a screenshot of the failure to Duolingo.

Mentally, I gave up on doing any more practice this morning.

14 minutes later, I got a reply Tweet from Duolingo.

https://twitter.com/wycats/status/348092047619653632

"This should now be fixed (that sentence has thousands of translations and it seems the request was timing out)."

Problem solved, with enough time for me to finish my practice before I arrived at work.

Kudos +Duolingo, Kudos.
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This front page is really unfortunate. As far as we know, there are millions of calls being slurped into a database, but the data from tech companies is case-by-case, and not "mined".

This is the sort of thing that is going to make it hard for people who want to do the right thing to take public outrage seriously.

We need a way to rhetorically reward companies pushing back on overly broad requests if we want the market to prefer pushback. If we just treat Google's approach as equivalent to Verizon's, we're removing an important incentive to do the right thing.
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PRISM is a system that evolved to deal with FISA. It's a semi-tangible thing people can understand. People can grasp it as a concept easier than FISA. You're right that because no one is striking the root that is FISA and the government that would create such anti-human systems to spy on everyone, then nothing of significance will change. PRISM will be banned, CHASM (or whatever they call it) will take its place.

But you do sound like you're simply criticizing people for unintelligent outrage FYI.
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Updated   #w3ctag  circle - congratulations to newly elected +Sergey Konstantinov.  
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Why I support +yandex Sergey for the #w3ctag special election to replace +Marcos Caceres and you should too... It is important, make your voice heard - this is #ourweb.
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Want to share your location with me on Google+? Turn it on here: https://plus.google.com/settings/plus#location
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Might as well right? Location is being shared with the government anyways.
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We learned two things last week:

• Verizon is handing over indiscriminate metadata about a broad swath of calls to the government.
• Several prominent tech companies have built tools to make it easier for them to comply with targeted FISA requests we already knew existed. This program was called "PRISM".

The first of these is extremely concerning. The second, not so much.

Because the "PRISM" story involves big names like Google and Apple, that story is burying the much more concerning phone dragnet story.

It's a tragedy.
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+Yehuda Katz this is the disturbing part, knowing about FISA/NSL problems does not fix/remove them. Building massive software infrastructure to support those "problems" is where the outrage is at!
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  • Brooklyn College, CUNY
    2001
  • Rockland Community College
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Ruby Programming
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  • Tilde
    Founder, 2010 - present
  • Engine Yard Inc.
    Ruby Programming, 2008 - 2010
  • Procore Technologies
  • Ohel Children's Home
  • Google, Inc.
  • Sanborn Media Factory
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