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My stealth startup just decloaked, say hello to the June Intelligent Oven, the powerful, easy-to-use, computer-based oven.
The June Intelligent Oven™ is a powerful and easy-to-use computer-based oven that makes everyone a better cook.
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The beginning of this sounds like some of the ambient "boring time" music from SimCity 2000.
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Really enjoyable to listen to while code reviewing or writing my own!
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I've always really enjoyed that android.os.Message has a 'what' member, but sometimes I wish it also had 'wat' that just the same value as Message.what.
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This one is even better than most.
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This came to me via a colleague.


"1: Do not feel absolutely certain of anything.

2: Do not think it worthwhile to produce belief by concealing evidence, for the evidence is sure to come to light.

3: Never try to discourage thinking, for you are sure to succeed.

4: When you meet with opposition, even if it should be from your husband or your children, endeavor to overcome it by argument and not by authority, for a victory dependent upon authority is unreal and illusory.

5: Have no respect for the authority of others, for there are always contrary authorities to be found.

6: Do not use power to suppress opinions you think pernicious, for if you do the opinions will suppress you.

7: Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

8: Find more pleasure in intelligent dissent than in passive agreement, for, if you value intelligence as you should, the former implies a deeper agreement than the latter.

9: Be scrupulously truthful, even when truth is inconvenient, for it is more inconvenient when you try to conceal it.

10. Do not feel envious of the happiness of those who live in a fool’s paradise, for only a fool will think that it is happiness."
Bertrand Russell saw the history of civilization as being shaped by an unfortunate oscillation between two opposing evils: tyranny and anarchy, each of which contain the seed of the other. The best course for steering clear of either one, Russell maintained, is liberalism.
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+Scott Main Where did the auto-complete on developer.android.com go!?!?!? This is so important to my workflow!
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Thank you! I owe you a drink.
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Dear Google+, can I please have my "auto-backup" album back? Without this it makes it virtually impossible for me to combine photos I've taken on my phone with photos from my camera to produce a coherent album.

Thank goodness you haven't manage to mess up Picasa Web Albums quite enough (yet) to make the task impossible.
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I may have mentioned this before, but love this track, and it is even better if you've read Bradbury's story from which it is inspired.
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We arrived just in time.
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I just realized as I'm listening to music from the 90's, this is equivalent to when I was growing up and my parents were listening to their favorites from the 70's. Yikes!
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Look you are finally growing up-love from IA
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How a news outlet reports about the stolen Target PIN data tells me a lot about how "fair and balanced" they are.

Target's encrypted PIN data was stolen, not the decoded PINs. This is the difference between bank robbers stealing an all-but impenetrable safe that was inside the vault and stealing dollar bills from the vault. Assuming the encryption is done correctly, it is almost impossible that a even single PIN can be decoded in our lifetimes. The encryption code responsible for these PINs is probably some of the most audited in the world and primary purpose is to defend against exactly this kind of attack. So, how do news outlets report this?

CNN gives a vague headline "Target Confirms PIN data was stolen in breach" and they let you take the implicit step "thieves know my PIN is 12345". This outlet is sensationalizing. In the body of the story they continue "However, the retailer believes the PINs remain 'safe and secure'." Note that their choice of word is "believes", well of course Target believes the data is secure, the best analysis of all available data points to an exceedingly high probability that the PINs are still encoded. Target "believes" their statement as much as I believe I'm currently on Earth, it may be a belief, but it's one based on fact.

Reuters is better, "Target says PINs stolen, but confident data secure". "confident" is a direct quote from Target, although somehow the phrasing still suggests to me Reuters wants you to question Target's assessment.

Businessweek, in my opinion, says it best, "Target Says Encrypted PIN Information Stolen in Card Breach." Businessweek is giving an objective assessment of the situation and also an assessment that is complete at the level of detail of a headline.

My opinion is that CNN should be ashamed, Reuters should feel a little guilty, and Businessweek should be applauded.

http://money.cnn.com/2013/12/27/technology/target-pin/
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/27/target-databreach-idUSL2N0K60RS20131227
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-12-27/target-says-debit-card-pins-are-safe-after-data-security-breach
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    Software Engineer, 2011 - present
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    Developer Advocate, 2006 - 2011
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    Senior Software Engineer, 2005 - 2006
  • The Michel-Shaked Group
    Network Admin & Programmer, 2001 - 2005
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I am a software engineer at Google working on Android@Home. I totally geek out about economics, physics, meteorology, and Star Trek: The Next Generation
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I am a Software Engineer working on the Android@Home team at Google. I spend my time building software that will allow for home automation and control running on top of Android. I want you to be able to control everything around you that uses electricity from your Android device. Even more I want to allow developers to write software that allows you to automate and control your machinery.

Before working on @Home I spent over three years as a Developer Advocate on Android, working with 3rd party developers to build amazing apps on Android.

I am a social liberal and fiscal conservative, which means I think people should be able to do what they want as long as it doesn't harm others and I don't have to pay for it. Am I heartless? No, I just don't believe in legislated generosity and compassion. I do make exceptions for things I consider so trivially costly or of such great utility that we should just do them and get on with our lives.
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Naming it "Nexus" was my idea, no matter what you may have read in "In the 'Plex"
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  • Boston University
    Computer Science, 1999 - 2003
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