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Jan Vincent Latzko
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+Ingress +Niantic Project  when do we get an inventory in the browser? 
While you're at it, please add some sort of batch-drop and batch-recycle (maybe ask for verification if multiple items are to be dropped?)
Oh and if we're in portal details in the scanner, why don't you add a small box telling us the current distance to the portal? That would make deploying a whole lot easier.. GPS is a little jumpy outside the US sometimes. 
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Any thoughts on why the google+ looks like shit on my work-windows-machine when using +Google Chrome  
Compare with firefox on the right...  

Behold, this is not image compression. 
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Some font issues on WinXP? Try searching for some reports in Chromium bugtracker... Or get some proper OS ;)
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Join! It's on +YouTube, as well :-) 
 
Bug splats. That’s what the US operators of drones, sitting thousands of miles away, call the casualties of a drone attack in Pakistan or Yemen when they show up on screen. Many of those splats were in fact innocent bystanders unfortunate enough to be nearby the “target”. Quite apart from the collateral damage, drones allow our leaders to assassinate anyone they want, unhampered by public scrutiny. What's more, they are counterproductive: drone strikes inflame communities against the West and throw them into the arms of the local militants.

But do the critics of drones have a better strategy for dealing with far-off militants intent on harming us? Drones, in fact, cause far fewer civilian deaths than conventional warfare and are often welcomed by the local population who are only too happy to see the militants attacked. They may not be pretty but in an imperfect and often violent world, the use of drones is moral and effective.

Following our sell-out debate in January on the traditional family, we're back for the third in our series of monthly Versus debates with Google+. This time, America’s drone warfare campaign is in the dock.

Combining the flair of Intelligence Squared debates with the innovative technology of Google+ Hangouts, we're bringing the world’s best speakers to the fray, either hosting them on stage at the Sadler’s Wells Lilian Baylis Studio in London or beaming them in from wherever they are in the world. And you’ll be able to join us either at the venue or by tuning in on the Versus Google+ and Versus YouTube channels. 

SPEAKERS FOR THE MOTION

David Aaronovitch:
British author, broadcaster and Times columnist

Douglas Murray:
Writer, columnist and associate director of the Henry Jackson Society

SPEAKERS AGAINST THE MOTION

Professor Noel Sharkey:
Professor of artificial intelligence and robotics at the University of Sheffield
 
Clive Stafford Smith:
Civil rights lawyer, founder and director of Reprieve, who recently campaigned alongside Imran Khan in Pakistan against drone use
 
EXPERT PANEL (via Google+ Hangouts)

Professor Michael Boyle:
Adviser to President Obama and Assistant professor of political science at La Salle University, Philadelphia

Professor Christine Fair:
Assistant professor at the Center for Peace and Security Studies (CPASS), Georgetown University

Ibrahim Mothana:
24-year-old writer, activist and a co-founder of Yemen's Watan Party

CHAIR

Jeremy O’Grady:
Editor-in-chief of The Week magazine and co-founder of Intelligence Squared

Speakers are subject to change.
"America's Drone Campaign is both Moral and Effective"
Wed, February 27, 2013, 2:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/versusdebates

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Das nenne ich mal eine "steile These". Da muss man wohl das Popcorn bereithalten :-)
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My +Nexus 7  broke :.-( 
Didn't drop it, didn't step on it, I'm still puzzled as to how this happened. 

google obviously referred me to +ASUS, but their lines aren't open on Saturdays (and Sundays, for that matter). 
googling a little makes me feel I'll have to pay like 160 € for repairs :-( 
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Just got off the phone with google again. 
Seems like this time I had more luck, I was told to send in the N7 once my replacement unit arrives, they'll check if it's covered by warranty. If it is (and it better is!), the process is finished. 
If it is not, I'll be contacted with the option to swap devices again or pay the new price (full price? That wouldn't make any sense, I'd rather sell the "broken" unit on ebay) for the replacement. 

That's good customer support! 
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+Barack Obama and his administration conducted a test of a nuclear device on December 5, 2012. 
What on Earth is going on?! Subcritical or not, all nuclear weapons testing is strictly and fully against the spirit of the Non-Proliferation-Treaty (NPT, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_Non-proliferation_Treaty). 
 *Which the US has signed and ratified!* 

Also, though the standards by the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CTBT) are pretty low (covering only nuclear explosions) and the US still is only a signatory state party, common sense suggests that tests like these can only be treated as being nuclear in nature. 

Again, the NPT demands all Nuclear member states to work towards full nuclear disarmament. It seems to me like a joke that the US is still in possession of an inconceivable amount of nuclear warheads and delivery systems, yet wants Iran to stop conduct what they claim is a peaceful programme. Why should I trust the US (which in times of war used two nuclear weapons and has stockpiled thousands more) any more than Iran*? 

* which, under the NTP, actually has a right to nuclear energy, and even more, has the right to receive support by other NPT state parties. Well, noone wants nuclear anymore anyway, so let's hope they come to their senses. Maybe lifting sanctions and supplying them with solar panels would help? 

http://nnsa.energy.gov/mediaroom/pressreleases/pollux120612
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Yesterday I finally got to pick up my new sleeping bag from the station. It's the Nahanny Prakticus
It is definitely an amazing piece of art. Once I get to test it in winter I'll report back.. 


Attached below there're a few pictures with my Exped Synmat 7 (with a height of 7 cm) for comparison. 
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+Google Play , this is rather annoying. That very last line is part of a bigger block, which is unreadable. It's an uploaded epub eBook, Blindsight by Peter Watts freely available at the author's website (donations for feeding the cat).
FBReader displays it just fine!

Care to fix it?
Please? Pretty please?
With. A. Cherry. On. Top. (Thumbs up if you get the reference)

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Is this a new feature on +Google now?
I've never before seen this card "continue researching".
But I love it :-)
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Hmm going to have to play with Google now a bit more 
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Please, +Google Play, could you update the website to include the wishlist that is already available in the play-app on android devices?
Love, Jan
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+Dropbox just gave me another 8 GB of storage (albeit limited for two years):
https://www.dropbox.com/spacerace?r=NTY0OTM3ODE5

They started the space race! It's for schools and universities only, but still significant boost for those who profit from it! :-) 
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Oh, this is the maximum.... IC
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