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John Keymer
One man on the internet with an opinion and an ambition.
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Recently got a UI overhaul. Loving it, but the Android update ditched the widget and \STILL doesn''t have multi-select similar to Gmail. This is a glaring design flaw and overdue.

Well I just left my first ordering experience at Qdoba and although I have yet to try the food I have to say it was like being at the miniature version of Chipotle. Watching them put together my tacos was like watching somebody create Matchstick figurines. It looked like upscale New York Soho catering for a 7 year old birthday party. For $18 at Chipotle and I can walk out with three and a half pounds of food I walk to the Qdoba with what looks like I don't know $4 at Taco Bell with better-looking veggies.

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I also would like to know where to find that image.

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Kudos to PhoneArena for digging this up, following up, and talking to a number of independent parties to get a more robust picture of this practice. I'm very curious how many telephony and communications providers engage in the sale of BAADS (Bundled Anonymous Aggregate Data Sets).
All this information is, regardless of the final product, tied to individual user by a unique ID in some fashion - if this was not the case, extracting data patterns would be impossible as they would be unable to correlate within the set and create usable sets.
That being so, if there is any record of that unique string to hold the data together that is retained by the party collecting it, it's possible that while it might be sold to 3rd parties it could be compulsorily surrendered under certain circumstances under a subpoena. 
In short,this practice may provide additional loopholes for law enforcement agencies to monitor your actions online and have access to additional data to further refine your digital footprint. 
Granted, higher-level agencies like the CIA and NSA have existing tools to do so in various ways, but these tools have the caveat that they begin monitoring once the switch is flipped. 
As this data is retained, it allows for collection of your activities prior to a Pen Register or Wiretap, so if they discover information at the present time that's of interest, they may be able to use that data to receive additional warrants and subpoenas, collect your data prior to active monitoring, and then connect whatever dots they feel compelled to connect.

People crapped on Eric Schmidt for saying if you wanted to do something and didn't want people to know about it, don't do it on the internet.
I kinda felt it was a low blow too, but he may have been saying more than he was sayng, ya know?

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Good to see Congress did something right for once. Hopefully Google doesn't "Apple" the approved patents to force GM out of business.

Ubuntu One works seamlessly from Ubuntu but also gives you 5GB of free storage and does camera backup! I use this to keep my Android-Only files accessible on the go And it keeps my SD and my Dropbox tidy and focused.

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Padmapper, in July 2012, got a C&D letter from Craigslist in an effort to shut the site down. Given how little mining is done to CL's personal server real estate and how much additional traffic it sources to the site, this doesn't make any sense to me.
Additionally, this is pretty much the hands-down best apartment tool I have ever used and it's offered for free, home-grown, and the code is shared for free with a little communication from the author.
It's, like, the internet at it's best, and craigslist tried to gun it down for no apparent reason. 
I just want to show a little support by highlighting Padmapper, and I also wanted to put a dent in craigslist's hip roots-based reputation because it does't seem to earn it anymore.

I can't wait until a more improved, effective, and aesthetic replacement for CL steals it's velocity.

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I totally need to get this to motivate me to drink more tea. :)

(Courtesy of Timjo on Deviantart -

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Seriously, there are good reviews and bad reviews in technology and unlike movie reviews or album reviews....not everybody is an 'expert'.
So please. Put on your thinking cap before you rattle off some juvenile app frustrations and actually get a handle on the task you're undertaking.

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These are the most epic coffee tables a nerd could dream of. Mancave furniture of Kings.
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