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john edwards
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The naked truth.
The wireless industry's new pledge to include anti-theft technology in smartphones may be a step in the right direction, but it should have happened years ago. Here's what's been holding it back.
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I think it is intended to create an impression that make stealing a phone less attractive for some reason.
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Anyone living in the US with $1500 burning a hole in their pockets now has a chance to get Glass.
 
Become a Glass Explorer on Tues April 15

Whoops. So... we’d planned to post this next week, but it looks like the cat's out of the bag now. Over the past several months, we’ve been trying out different ways to expand the Explorer program. Some of you signed up at Google I/O, some told us what you would do #ifihadglass , some were referred by a friend, some joined through their school or university. Our Explorers are moms, bakers, surgeons, rockers, and each new Explorer has brought a new perspective that is making Glass better. But every day we get requests from those of you who haven’t found a way into the program yet, and we want your feedback too. So in typical Explorer Program fashion, we’re trying something new. 

Next Tuesday, April 15th at 6am PDT, we’re opening up some spots in the Glass Explorer Program. Any adult in the US* can become an Explorer by visiting our site and purchasing Glass for $1500 + tax – and it now comes with your favorite shade or frame, thanks to feedback from our current Explorers. The number of spots available is limited, so mark your calendar if you want to get in. You can find us on Tuesday at: http://google.com/glass/start/how-to-get-one

We’re excited to meet our new Explorers, and we can’t wait to hear your thoughts about Glass.

*To everyone outside the US... we know. Sorry :( We’re just not ready yet to bring Glass to other countries.
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While we had snow in Virginia yesterday, my daughter saw fit to send us this picture taken while  in port in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

Children can be such a pain sometimes.
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Sweet!!
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Are iPhone and Android users from different planets, or do they just think differently?

I couldn't help but think as I read this article that if you put aside fanboy type comments (of which there are very few in this article), the main difference between iPhone and Android users is how they expect a phone to work. The authors reasons for going back to his iPhone appear to be clearly stated, unbiased, and reasonable preferences for how he wishes his phone to work. While the iPhone and Android phones are designed to perform the same functions, how they go about doing it it seems to be the main cause of division between their respective aficionados.

How is it that one species is so divided over how a cell phone should work?
While I can see the benefits of the Android platform, especially with regard to hardware, it's just not the mobile experience I want.
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I can see his point, especially for one who would trade convenience over customization. Yes, Android still has a way to go to upgrade their apps. Hopefully ART will easy the transition !
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Cool lights app for a #BMW  
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I knew they did dome interesting things in terms of logistics, but this .....
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I worked for a company a long time ago that did vehicle routing and scheduling, Roadnet, in Hunt Valley MD. I learned a few things from the scientists that were on staff about shortest path algorithms and transportation networks. The company built transportation network models, links and nodes with lat/long on each and layered on land use information as well as other data all to come up with the best route for a delivery truck. The operations research dude on staff analyzed the algorithm results and did find that right turns were better in most situations. He also figured out that standard routes based on euclidean distances were actually more efficient than the fancy algorithms. All of this was back in 1984-1986. That company folded and the assets - technology and IP - were purchased by UPS. I know these folks have been thinking about this for a long time. 
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My April 1 Emergency kit. Sprinkle liberally on suspicious posts.
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I think that's a good kit to have any day. 
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Seems like a lot to pay for a 2 seat go-cart. Without a windshield, it can't be street legal.
Former Caterham chiefs are bringing their new track car to the US at a very affordable price.
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Cheaper than a T-Rex. Very nice looking...
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This guy really make me lust for the Z/28. 

At $75k plus, that's about all I can do............
The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 (once again with the proper slash mark), arrives with the same mission, but in the P-51 fighter category, unlike my Sopwith Camels.
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Send Barack a Glass invite. What's his email again?
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I never met a gadget that I didn't like. Well...... maybe a few.
Introduction

I'm a Glass Explorer. I'm curious about a number of things, mostly having to do with technology, but I also find myself chasing rabbits when other topics catch my eye.

I make a living as an IT professional. Currently, I manage software development projects for a company I do not care to name. I started out as a Programmer and along the way have spent time as a DBA, Network Engineer, Systems, Analyst, and Project Manager. I think that range of experience has given me a very broad and in places, deep understanding of the capabilities and limitations of computers and applications.

I like to find out how and why things work or don't work. I'm an analyst by inclination.

I also spend a fair amount of time cooking. I serve as the pit-master for my annual family July 4th get-together and my specialty is Smoked Brisket. In my next life, I'm going to have a BBQ joint so I can spend all of my time pursuing what has become my passion.

I've been described by an old High School teachers as "The guy you want around when things get ugly". An old boss said I had "A silver tongue, a golden touch, and a mind like a steel trap". Others have called me things that aren't suitable for public display. Oh well. Can't please everybody.

 
Obviously, anything I might say or post reflects only   my personal opinion and not those of anyone I know, am related to, may be acquainted with, passed in the hall, or may be associated with as an employee. Even my dogs disavow my opinions so don't blame them if I say something you dislike or disagree with.

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