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I've been using this for a while and I like it.
It's the little UI tweaks that make me happiest but I'd still suggest you only put this on a test device.
Here’s an early look at the next version of Android for testing, development, and feedback. Get your apps ready for Android O:

Watch out for the SDK coming later today! 

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I'm unbelievably excited to say that I'm joining Google's Design Relations team 😁✏️

Today, I'm leaving Android Police. And while I'll definitely miss hanging out in Slack with the awesome writers, editors, and producers of AP (yes, even +Artem Russakovskii 😸), I'm so excited to see what's ahead of me at Google.

As I wrote in the post, this does mean that I'll also be transitioning away from some of my freelance projects like Nova Launcher. Working with Kevin and Cliff has been absolutely amazing, and I've learned a ton about the platform during my time with Nova. So if you're a UIUXer reading this who's interested in helping out with Nova, drop us a line:

You'll still see me on G+ and Twitter, and I plan to continue (and ramp up) recording for Design Notes and live streaming design on Twitch & YouTube.

If you've followed me for long enough, you know that this move has been a long-term goal of mine for a while so I can't wait to get started and help even more partners have success through design on Android.


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Sadly true.

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"""Once in Persia reigned a king,
Who upon his signet ring
Graved a maxim true and wise,
Which, if held before his eyes,
Gave him counsel at a glance
Fit for every change and chance.
Solemn words, and these are they;
“Even this shall pass away.”

Trains of camels through the sand
Brought him gems from Samarcand;
Fleets of galleys through the seas
Brought him pearls to match with these;
But he counted not his gain
Treasures of the mine or main;
“What is wealth?” the king would say;
“Even this shall pass away.”

‘Mid the revels of his court,
At the zenith of his sport,
When the palms of all his guests
Burned with clapping at his jests,
He, amid his figs and wine,
Cried, “O loving friends of mine;
Pleasures come, but do not stay;
‘Even this shall pass away.’”

Lady, fairest ever seen,
Was the bride he crowned the queen.
Pillowed on his marriage bed,
Softly to his soul he said:
“Though no bridegroom ever pressed
Fairer bossom to his breast,
Mortal flesh must come to clay –
Even this shall pass away.”

Fighting on a furious field,
Once a javelin pierced his shield;
Soldiers, with a loud lament,
Bore him bleeding to his tent.
Groaning from his tortured side,
“Pain is hard to bear,” he cried;
“But with patience, day by day,
Even this shall pass away.”

Towering in the public square,
Twenty cubits in the air,
Rose his statue, carved in stone.
Then the king, disguised, unknown,
Stood before his sculptured name,
Musing meekly: “What is fame?
Fame is but a slow decay;
Even this shall pass away.”

Struck with palsy, sore and old,
Waiting at the Gates of Gold,
Said he with his dying breath,
“Life is done, but what is Death?”
Then, in answer to the king,
Fell a sunbeam on his ring,
Showing by a heavenly ray,
“Even this shall pass away.”

–Theodore Tilton"""

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This review just gave me back several hours of my life.

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At Google, we care about giving users the best possible online experience, both through our own services and products and by contributing new tools and industry standards for use by the online community. That’s why we’re excited to announce Guetzli, a new open source algorithm that creates high quality JPEG images with file sizes 35% smaller than currently available methods, enabling webmasters to create webpages that can load faster and use even less data.

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An Arms Race Humanity Won't Win

2012 Pentagon Directive 3000.09 -- which required a human being to be in the loop in all lethal decisions -- is set to expire later this year when its five-year limit runs out. That means Donald Trump will decide whether the U.S. continues along its current stance—caution—or abandons the guidelines that the directive lays out.

"Countries like China and Russia continue to forge ahead with the development of drones and autonomous systems, for fear of falling behind others. And most countries actively engaged in the research and development of these systems have not formulated policies or military doctrines akin to Directive 3000.09. There is, in fact, no international consensus governing how autonomous technology can be developed or weaponized. If Trump abandons Directive 3000.09, it will only add to this void."

The result would be a robotic arms race, with human beings losing no matter which country comes out on top.

Proponents of lethal autonomy are wrong when they say the autonomous robotic weapons will protect us. They will instead protect the interests of those who control them -- unwisely concentrating power and making it unaccountable. In that sense, robotic weapons don't need to go out of control to imperil democracy. They can do so even if they do precisely what they're designed to do.

And in the absence of international cooperation, the provocations of non-state actors using robotic weapons will only increase the likelihood that the robotic arms race will escalate. "With the large number of drones now available on commercial markets they’re making their way into the hands of non-state actors... What once may have been a hypothetical no longer is."

Let's not turn war over to algorithms. The primary risk is not­ of accidentally building Skynet but of creating a techno-empowered despotism, where the cooperation of other human beings is no longer necessary to wage all-out war. That would be a defeat for representative government everywhere.

#Drones #RoboticWeapons

Posted THUR Mar 16, 2017 (1.10 pm) 

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I have to admit, Flexbox Froggy was a really fun way to learn flexbox! #CSS

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This is an interesting direction that might eventually overthrow the Unix hegemony
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