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Yilun Cui
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This doesn't affect you.

Today, Sony introduced a new full-frame DSLR, it's the SLT-A99V. It's 24-megapixels and costs almost as much as the Nikon D800 I use, which is 36 megapixels. So, do you think I should go to Sony user online forums, and on Facebook and here on G+ and tell people why the Sony I've never held in my hand, or even taken a photo with, sucks? Should I go on and on about how much better my Nikon camera is, and why I would never use a Sony and how stupid people are that don't buy what I use? Of course not, that's for losers and trolls. 

*Well, that's what exactly I've been seeing all day about Apple's iPhone 5* 
Android users lining up to say how disappointed they are in the new iPhone, and how they're sticking with Android, and how there are so many better choices and on and on. Well good news: Apple's iPhone 5 announcement doesn't affect you any more than Sony's A99V affects me. I'm not switching to Sony, you're not switching to Apple, and that's perfectly fine. 

Android Users
Why do you feel you have to jump in and attack a product you don't use, and won't buy? Android-based phones are a perfectly fine choice --- you don't have to defend your choice whenever someone mentions the iPhone 5 or any iPhone for that matter. It simply doesn't affect you. You have a phone you already like, so good news --- you're going to save a bunch of money by staying with what you've already got. You should be happy --- not angry and bitter. This should be a day of great jubilation --- your choice of smartphone has been vindicated --- Apple is all wrong again, and you're smarter than everyone else. Rejoice and stop and the hating. 

One last thing
I saw this headline today on G+ "iPhone5: Did it live up to all its hype?" Did Apple hype this before today's launch and I missed it? Did they give out the specs last week? Did they post photos of the iPhone 5 on their site? Did they make promises of what would be in the iPhone 5 before today? Did they even mention the phrase "iPhone 5?" before today? Nope. They didn't pre-announce a thing. The hype didn't come from Apple --- complain to your local rumor site.
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Google+'s new UI is pretty cool, unfortunately, the cover photo UI is pretty retarded
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Also, it doesn't work.
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Very interesting article about modern distributed systems!
There is a lot of hype around distributed data systems, some of it justified. It’s true that the internet has centralized a lot of computation onto services like Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn......
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This video goes from cool to ridiculously awesome around 50 seconds in. Photoshop users, check it out.

Sneak Peek #4
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I wonder how many people frequently search for WWE everyday
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Using an excellent third party tool called terminal-notifier, you can post alerts and messages to Notification Center directly from the command line. This has a myriad of potentially valid uses, but one fantastic use-case is along the same veins of verbally announcing when a command has completed or sending a badge alert, but instead posting the notification to OS X Mountain Lion’s Notification Center. Installing Terminal Notifier Assuming you ha...
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Last exam!!!
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yeehaw!!
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"Hot on Google+" is slowing creeping up in position on my google+ stream
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Apple just sent out invitations to an event next Wednesday to be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Besides the time and location information, the invite only says “We have something you really need to see. And touch.” The words are superimposed on what is almost certainly an iPad.

It’s all but a done deal now: Apple will unveil the iPad 3 on March 7. The event is due to begin at 10 a.m. Pacific Time (1 p.m. ET)

More Information: http://on.mash.to/y8ekNG
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Sending super class over the network, but forgetting to make base class implement Serializable, 3 hours of debugging... nice..
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amazing! (the lego, not the app)
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Cube Stormer II......
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  • Carnegie Mellon University
    Computer Science, 2011 - present
  • University of Michigan
    Computer Science, 2008 - 2011
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  • Amazon.com
    Software Engineer, 2011 - 2011
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