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YOUR BROWSER IS VULNERABLE, PATCH AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! We have examined your OS and browser version information and determined that an active vulnerablity test was appropriate. Unfortunately, your browser continued loading our test image after seeing an invalid ServerKeyExchange message.
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A few glimpses of the data centers where our software and services run.
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Hyperbolic crochet coral, on display at the Institute of Figuring. http://crochetcoralreef.org/
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Congratulations to Professor Judea Pearl for winning the A.M. Turing Award. Dr. Pearl's innovative exploration of applied Bayesian methods has been foundational to contemporary approaches to data mining and machine learning. He has written seminal works on heuristic search, causality and non-monotonic reasoning in artificial intelligence. I studied under him in the mid-90s, and he was influential in setting my career on its course. In the years I have been in Google Search Quality and Ad Traffic Quality, the lessons learned under Judea Pearl have been useful countless numbers of times -- starting from my very first interview at Google when I was able to re-purpose the technique used for efficient belief propagation in Bayesian networks to solve an interview question. He has also been outstanding as a voice of reason and compassion through the years following the tragic death of his son, the journalist Daniel Pearl. Again, congratulations!
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Golden eagle in a field at UCSC. My family and I go hiking most weekends, which is our training for a planned climb of Half Dome in the summer. Recently we spotted this eagle on the university campus near our home, an uncommon treat in our part of California.
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Pardon the reshare if you've already seen it, but a good review of the top points on the recent privacy policy changes.
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Definitely a must see. Kind of puts it in perspective.
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I am happy to welcome Douglas De Jager and the rest of Spider.IO to my team as part of Google's Ad Traffic Quality efforts combatting fraud in the online advertising ecosystem.

http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/21/google-acquires-spider-io-to-help-spot-and-stop-online-ad-fraud/

Spider's site: http://spider.io/ and our site: http://www.google.com/ads/adtrafficquality/ .
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Congratulation to you and Spider IO:)
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I made it out of the office just in time to see hundreds of my coworkers lined up on the hill overlooking Shoreline Amphitheater, watching the Space Shuttle riding a 747 toward NASA. I didn't take any photos, but the ones here express what I saw.
 
Googles on a hill waiting to see the #spaceshuttle

And there it is... space shuttle Endeavour piggy backing on a 747 on it's way to NASA Ames.
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Why Google is the new Apple.

Everyone seems confused about Google these days.

Disgruntled former Google executives, tech pundits, regulatory officials, the media and even the Google-using public are confused about Google's transformation since co-founder Larry Page took over as CEO a year ago.

Here's what's happening: Google is becoming more like Apple in three fundamental ways.

(And that’s a good thing.)

Please read my column!: http://www.datamation.com/feature/lets-face-it-google-is-the-new-apple-1.html

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A nice challenge to audacious thinking.

Midpoint in Neal's talk is this shout out, "I saw the best minds of my generation writing spam filters." Why thank you kind sir.
 
"If the rocket blows up we're all dead..."

+Neal Stephenson on the brick wall around 1968, the threat of not enough innovation, and on getting big stuff done. Via +Solve for X.
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Sharing a moment of amusement for web developers.
Wat. A lightning talk by Gary Bernhardt from CodeMash 2012. The sarcasm in this talk does not represent anyone's actual opinion. For a more serious take on software, try Destroy All Software Scree...
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Congratulations to +Neil Daswani on the acquisition of Dasient by Twitter.

Best wishes on your future efforts keeping tweets and twitter ads free from malicious links. :-)
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