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Water cost of different foods...of course the most popular stuff needs the most water.
Apples, tomatoes, potatoes, and raspberries aren't so bad though.
The average American consumes more than 300 gallons of California water each week by eating food that was produced there.
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David Letterman is no soccer fan, but there have been some funny soccer bits on his show...here's the top 10 from MLSsoccer.com.
On Wednesday, legendary late-night TV host David Letterman hangs up his cleats, so to speak, after more than 30 years behind the desk. In honor of his retirement, we count down the Top 10 (!) soccer m
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This hits close to home :).
 
BOULDER, CO—Expressing frustration over the dearth of options that met her high standards, local mother Shannon Gail confirmed Monday that she was still looking for a preschool that would focus exclusively on her son.
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The last line of the paragraph is just fantastic.
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here's a pretty fun chart for the wall...clearly depicting the ebb and flow of the "relative power" of civilizations.
Modern US is just a spec on this map.
This 5-foot-long chart captures 4,000 years of history
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LA Galaxy win the Brian Kleiban lottery and will take in all the Chivas USA academy players...I'm not sure who was in the running but guessing LAFC and Tijuana were the only two likely in the mix.
This may be the turning point where LA Galaxy Academy starts to dominate the US development academy league.
Kleiban's ambition has always been to develop world class players rather than just "best in US"., and arguably he's already done that at the youth level...this may give him even broader access to a big talent pool and resources to make it happen.
And with that, the process with the best prospects in the academy will continue. With the dissolution of Chivas USA last year, MLS decided to sustain its academy until the end of this season. At wh...
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This nails it! Pretty cute and funny...BTW, Cars was a great film in case you don't have kids and haven't seen it yet. If you have kids, you've already seen it 100 times...but will still find this clip funny.
A few years ago, a piece of fan art was created that gave us a look at what a Pixar/Disney style Star Wars animated movie might look like. Big Bee Studios takes that concept to an incredible new level with an entire animated fan trailer for a movie called X-Wings.  This was one of the April Fools' Day jokes that popped up online yesterday and, as you'll see, it turned out pretty damn funny. I will warn you, though: the Darth Vader TI...
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Fascinating survey by ESPN on world-wide sports team salaries.
PSG tops the list at $9.1M a year for average salary.

San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) are in there at #298 at $179k above most of the Scottish, Chinese and Japanese soccer league teams.
Upper tier MLS teams are in the $500k range which puts them near 
the bottom of Ligue 1 (France), La Liga (Spain), and Serie A (Italy).
Toronto is tops of MLS at $891k at #204.

EPL's Crystal Palace brings up the rear of EPL at #177 at $1.7M right there with the bottom of the NFL with 
Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets.
Yes, the average Hull City player makes more than the average Dallas Cowboy!

Tampa Bay Rays bring up the rear for MLB at $2.3M at #132.

India's IPL Cricket league is right in there with NBA and MLB, actually 2nd overall to NBA and above MLB in average salary across the league!

The salaries move smoothly from #330 up to #11 then there's a jump to #10 with Arsenal (EPL) at $7M.
At that point the list is dominated by soccer powerhouses with only Yankees #9 $7.3M and Dodgers #5 at $8M.

NBA is right in the top region pretty tightly around $4M except for two outliers Orlando ($2.8M) and Philadelphia ($2.2M).

This leaves out some 2nd division soccer leagues such as the English Championship and Bundesliga 2, Serie B, and Segunda that would likely push out many of the teams from #275 down.
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How far will Republicans sink to get their way?
Making it illegal to collect data apparently.
Constitutional?

If a Republican is elected to president, this is practically guaranteed to happen at the national level as well. It's bad enough with all the idiots and hucksters they've place in the house science and technology committees.
Shameful!
A new law in Wyoming complicates where and how citizens can obtain data about the condition of the environment across the state.
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can't believe this can happen in the US
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Removing 90% of cars from the road...a fantasy?
What about Peak usage times? 
Curious how the model works during rush hour in an American city (everyone going the same direction).
Things like getting workers and kids to school on-time and efficiently seem like a big problem...or getting lots of people to/from a large sporting event.
Think more green space, fewer roads and faster commutes.
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Depends how you define "on the road".  You could keep a reserve of cars that are dormant except for rush hour.  Also don't forget that all of those single-occupant cars are not only now holding 4 people per trip, but instead of making one trip and then parking at work, they spend the whole rush hour making multiple trips, so a simple multiplication by 4 is way too pessimistic.  No reason to limit self-driving cars to mostly 4 people, there should be a range of sizes from 2 person and up.  Advantages abound when you stop having to design the whole fleet for general-purpose single-owner use.  

For one-off events like sporting events, how about bringing in vehicles from other areas temporarily?  I'm envisioning a super bowl or something in LA and the night before at 2AM, massive fleets of nearly empty (at the time) automated cars drive in from all the nearby cities so the capacity is there for the weekend.
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From my CMU classmate and fellow soccer nut George Paul...great analogy.
 
Obama reminds me about old black and white movies of Pele playing football. Guys kicking, slashing and hanging onto his body while he scores goal after goal!
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The annual celebrity-politico meet-up drew the powerful, the famous and the just plain well-connected.
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Cool look back at Todd and Dean's most excellent project: "No Hands Across America" from 1995...lots of the cutting edge stuff that are catching people's eyes were being done in our labs at CMU back in the 80's and 90's.
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This is interesting...sounds like a fun process...we only saw Game of Thrones a couple of times...quite the production/story, but the frequent gore was rather hard to watch for us :).
Game of Thrones is a massive production that shoots simultaneously all across the world. For all of the pieces to work together smoothly, every script for the entire season has to be finished before cameras roll on episode one — that way they can film all of the Jon Snow scenes up at Castle Black all at once, for example. It's an efficient way of shooting, to be sure, but it also seems like it'd be pretty difficult for the writers, wh...
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Passport to Dreams Old & New: An EPCOT Generation Manifesto
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There are no photos of me at EPCOT Center. There are photos of me at Epcot '95 and Epcot 2000 and just plain old lower-case Epcot - that low

Battle of Zombies: Clans MMO
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Battle of Zombies is an exciting mixture of strategy and dynamic battles. Create a powerful zombie army. Produce sets of super-secret weapon

Allegro re-do
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Well, with the sound of Da Vinci's viola organista in my head ever since yesterday (Mark and I listened to a youtube of Slawomir Zubrzycki p

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Manage your money and track the markets no matter where you are. Schwab’s mobile app for Android™ makes it easy to monitor your accounts, tr

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The speed and simplicity of Chrome, now on your Android phone and tablet. Browse fast on your Android smartphone or tablet, and bring your p

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Accelerating the world's transition to electric mobility.

Pizza Delicious Bought An Ad On Facebook. How'd They Do? : NPR
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What happened when two guys who sell pizza out of a window in New Orleans decided to buy a Facebook ad — and what it says about the state of

Little Dragons
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Raise your own dragons in Little Dragons!Can you collect all the dragons in Little Dragons?Immerse yourself in a fantastic world of dragons!

Bay Area Maker Faire 2012: CrashSpace Display
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Here's a look at a CrashSpace display - some neat flip books. I wrote an article featuring CrashSpace in the May 2011 issue of CQ magazine.

When do we hit the point of no return for climate change?
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The International Energy Agency warns that the world has until 2017 to prevent irreversible global warming.

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Does Eric Cantor Believe Israel Is A Free Country?
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High uninsured rates can kill you — even if you have coverage
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Connie was our realtor for both selling our previous house and buying our new house. She's very thorough and dedicated and easy to work with. She communicates well and is unflappable dealing with all the people and personalities involved in getting a property sold and buying one. She helped us with contractors and handyman recommendations. Would highly recommend her as your realtor.
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Good deep dish pizza. Family friendly. Would go again. not as good as zachary's though. zachary's sauce is better, otherwise pretty similar.
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reviewed 2 months ago
Great is all I can say...we were here for 36 days due to a move/renovation. We had 2 kids and 2 of us and the 2 bed/2bath suite was excellent...great space, privacy, nice kitchenette and living area. The staff is great, very friendly and helpful. the breakfasts aren't fancy but convenient. location is pretty good for a lot of places in the south bay. Highly recommended.
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reviewed 7 months ago
My boys love New England clam chowder and Chowder house did not disappoint them. I had the shrimp po-boy which was very good as well (growing up near New Orleans, it's rare to find a good po-boy anywhere else, but this one was pretty close to it). Our server was very good and service was relatively quick.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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San Jose Tree Service kicks ass! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Robert, their arborist, came out for a quote the same day. The price was very reasonable. We had another service price taking down the 5 medium size trees...they wanted $1400 because they were a little precarious (which is true). San Jose tree service did that and about 5 other more precarious trees they identified for $1750...and they said they'd do it no matter how hard it's raining and they came on 2014-12-11 (a deluge in the bay area) and it was raining SHEETS here. They were early, fast and clean. A+ Will definitely be using them in the future.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Very friendly and helpful service and great food at reasonable prices. Our boys loved it although they were very wary of food they don't recognize. it was pretty busy because of the Sharks' crowd. Sitting on the outdoor patio was nice.
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reviewed a year ago
Good selection of soccer cleats/shoes and replica jerseys. Family run business with great service.
Quality: GoodAppeal: GoodService: Excellent
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