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Juan José Silveira
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OK. If there is one video you watch this month, this should be it: it is 13 minutes of your life which will be well-spent. Because at the end of it, you will actually know what is going on with net neutrality, (or as he calls it, "preventing cable company fuckery") and exactly what the sleazy deals are behind it, but you will also be laughing your ass off, because John Oliver is hilarious.

Net neutrality is kind of amazing, because destroying it manages to screw over almost everyone.

Small companies get screwed over because they can't afford to pay off the cable companies to get access to their customers. Oh, you had an idea for a business using the Internet? Well, I hope your business plan includes a few million bucks to pay for your customers to be allowed to reach your site.

Big companies get screwed over because they're shaken down for (literally) billions of dollars by cable companies -- "That's a nice business you have there. Pity if someone were to make sure your customers could never reach you again" -- and that's assuming that the cable companies don't see them as competitors (if, say, they were doing something like streaming video...), at which point those companies could just shut them off outright.

People who use the Internet get screwed because the sites they want to connect to can't pay these extra fees, or are just being shut down outright by the cable companies. What, you wanted to watch a movie tonight? Sorry. Maybe you should have rented it from Comcast, instead, sucker!

In fact, nearly everyone in the entire country gets screwed over by this. So why, you ask, would the government be considering such a thing? 

Well. There is one group who doesn't get screwed over by it at all. Your friends and mine at Comcast, Time-Warner, Verizon, and AT&T. But don't worry; they have your best interests at heart. And the service guy will be there between 2 and 6. 

Really.

Honest.
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First hand account of the situation of Syrian refugees in Jordan.
 
Here's the main article -- and 
http://rfg.ee/x6Kef  is a link to the photographs with captions... PLEASE SHARE THEM.
The conflict in Syria has forced two and a half million people to flee the country. Neil Gaiman visits two refugee camps in Jordan run by UNHCR and hears the stories of some of those who have escaped the violence and terror to rebuild their lives in these cities in the desert • See more photographs from Neil Gaiman's visit to Jordan
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I think this is my favourite church interior anywhere.
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The spiral staircases are my favorite feature. Fantastic.
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I want all my apps in Signature Edition!
 
Very proud of the latest feature we've shipped for our amazing Play developers and users :). And guess what - your truly even stars in the promo video:

Introducing: Google Play Signature Edition
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Best april fool joke ever! :)
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Hey, my team launched a thing.

If you have a KitKat device that says Nexus on the back or that you bought from the Play store, you can now get a homescreen with integrated Google Now, Search, and Voice Search, just like on Nexus 5.
Upgrade the launcher on your device to make Google Now one swipe away. From...
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Last night we were surrounded by storms. I had never seen so much lightning.
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Pareces un "caza tornados"!
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Went to visit Paddock, Churchill's secret reserve cabinet war rooms bunker.

It's largely the same as it was when it was abandoned after the second world war and it's a great #urbex site.

http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/sites/p/paddock/index.shtml
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Haha, thanks +Marc M :)
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Mat is one of he best PMs I've worked with and I think this is pretty much spot on.
 
I wrote a thing about what it's like to be a Product Manager. 
a janitor, essentially. 
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Spent the last two days in the other Cambridge (Massachusetts). It looked like a nice city, what little I saw of it and Boston.

I also got travel in Amtrak's version of a fast train which wasn't very fast but was comfortable and had power and WiFi in every seat. Great for sleeping (going there) and working (coming back).
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Acela "Express" between Boston and NY is.. not very fast by global high speed rail standards.   I rode it a bunch of times before moving west.

It's not entirely Amtrak's fault; the rail line between Providence, RI and NY runs along the CT coast for a good part of the way and there are lots of turns which significantly limit speed.  But that area's also heavily built up; acquiring new straighter right-of-way would be prohibitively expensive.  
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Finally +tonx is shipping to the UK!
Excited to have a new source of great coffee.

Here is my referral link if you want to give it a try: https://tonx.org/u/jjsil
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Si te mando el bracafe de UY$ 1 no te sirve ?
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Fantastic addition to Tufnell Park. The brunch options are very tasty, I really liked the potato and spring onion waffles with poached eggs and chorizo on top. The coffee is from Ozone so a bit darker than what I normally like but they have good baristas that can pull decent espressos and very tasty cappuccinos and flat whites. The place is designed with parents in mind so there's a buggy party space and a play room at the back. For the non-parents, like me, that means the front of the shop is nice and quiet so it's a win-win situation.
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Great New York deli style sandwiches and good coffee from a variety of roasters.
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Great vegetarian food. Highlights was the pumping tortellini with mushroom sauce and truffle oil. The halloumi burger was also quite good. Get the sweet potato fries.
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Large underground space, great buns. Specially the beef.
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Delicious food. The waiter made a selection for us which included truffles mozzarella, a bean salad with cod, melon salad with shrimps and duck with adobo and it was all fantastic.
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