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"Meanwhile, we strongly suggest whenever possible you use a service provider that supplies you with your own personally held unique private key that the provider does not itself maintain. That way the service provider cannot be compelled to secretly help to the government unencrypt your personal and private information. If the government wants your property, they will have to come to you and you will be able to challenge the demand."

Sage advice from Golden Frog.
 
New blog post: the government thinks it is entitled to private encryption keys. We disagree: 
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Posting for posterity. Beware any event photographers who would think of working with Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.

(HT: +Jonas M Luster)
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Standing ovation for Google on this one.
 
I am going to get crucified (see what I did there?) in Germany for not being a Google hating intellectual, but: THANK YOU GOOGLE!
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Unfortunately this video's a tough one to link to directly,  but worth the watch for anyone interested. Stephen Wolfram does a fantastic job highlighting many of the capabilities of the Wolfram language.
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I like you and all, Portland, but sometimes you are dumb. 
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Gobsmacked, I am. This is phenomenal. 
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We have arrived at the point where Twitter looks like Flickr looks like Facebook looks like 500px looks like Google Plus once looked. It's Social Inception, the slightly even more annoying little brother of Social Incontinence.
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Merged conversations for Hangouts! Finally!
 
Hangouts 2.1 for Android: SMS improvements and a homescreen widget

Today we’re launching the newest version of Hangouts for Android, rolling out to the Play store (http://goo.gl/6Sv8V) over the next few days. Highlights include:

- Merged conversations: SMS and Hangout conversations with the same recipient are now combined into a single conversation. You can control whether you want to send a message via Hangouts or SMS with the flip of a switch, and different message types will be easy to tell apart in the conversation. Of course, you can always merge and unmerge conversations if you’d like.

- Simplified contact list: now there’s two main sections in contacts — People you Hangout With, and Phone Contacts — making it simpler to navigate, and easier to use for SMS.

- Homescreen widget: add the Hangouts widget to your homescreen for quick access to your recent conversations.

- Performance improvements: today’s update includes better quality video calls, as well as improved SMS and MMS reliability.

The new version will be available in the Play store (http://goo.gl/6Sv8V) this week, so download or update and let us know what you think!

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An amazing contribution by British Pathe.
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Job well done to the Chrome beta team.

The new Share option reuses the last app you shared with. Tapping the icon will launch that app, instead of calling up the application list.

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    Trainer, 2011 - present
    Responsible for educating customers in Apple Mac Os X, Google Apps, Microsoft Office, iOS, Android, and a variety of hardware. Exercises use of non-technical language, broad knowledge, research, and problem solving.
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    Graphic Designer, 2006 - present
    Primarily focused on branding and identity. Working towards major in Interaction Design.
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    Genius, 2008 - 2011
    Specialized technical support with Apple computers, accessories, and mobile devices (ie. iPod, iPhone).
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Nothing amazing if you've been to Simpatico or other great Greek restaurants, but still pretty reasonable compared to others in the area. Price is on the reasonable side for the portions, but could be improved. Staff was pleasant, and left me alone to enjoy the meal, which earns points in my book.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Great service, even better food. The price point might be higher for those more used to the food courts in the area, but for a cafe in Vancouver's business district, the price is very reasonable for the quality and amount received.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Extremely poor turnaround time and hours.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Friendly and helpful staff in a dirty, run down location. If the place didn't smell like a litter box, I'd be more inclined to use this location regularly, instead of as a last resort.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
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White Rose is normally an excellent place to go for dry cleaning. If you come in early enough and their workload isn't too high for the day, they'll often be able to get you in same day for a few dollars extra. It's a family operated location, and the staff is usually upbeat and very polite.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Excellent quality, great service. Given the bustle of the location, and the lack of attention to decor, the Golden Swan may lack appeal to Westerners, but for people willing to experiment, and experience more traditional styles of Chinese food, the staff is very accommodating. Price is only slightly above what one might expect to pay.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
While the location has its deals and quality goods, the staff is a complete joke. Professionalism varies immensely depending on who you get, and when mistakes are made, they are dismissive, unapologetic, and entirely unresponsive to customer feedback. Your voice falls on deaf ears at Tip Top Tailors, so speak with your wallet instead, and go elsewhere.
Quality: GoodAppeal: Poor to fairService: Poor to fair
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago