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I finally stopped carrying my point & shoot camera around with me a few years ago, since the camera on my phone had become so good that I generally preferred that due to how much more convenient it is. However, I still miss having a reasonable lens that can do macro photography and some kind of optical zoom... so these Moment phone cases and lenses are awesome!

https://www.shopmoment.com/

I've had a great time playing around with the macro lens, and am looking forward to playing more with the telephoto lens. (Though I do really wish they had a telephoto lens that did more than 2x.)
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The Nash equilibrium helps economists understand how decisions that are good for the individual can be terrible for the group. This tragedy of the commons explains why we overfish the seas, and why we emit too much carbon into the atmosphere. Everyone would be better off if only we could agree to show some restraint. But given what everyone else is doing, fishing or gas-guzzling makes individual sense.

This is also very relevant for software ecosystems. For example, each application on your system is designed rationally to optimize for its own needs, which may mean keeping its data synced with the cloud as much as possible so that the next time you run it you are assured to immediately have the current data available. This can be fine on its own, but put a bunch of independent apps together and you see the same kind of tragedy of the commons problem with scarce resources like RAM and battery.

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Hahah.
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Jill Sobule is awesome, support her Kickstarter! :)
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Cue Spock: "Fascinating."

I mean, it's pretty much what you'd expect, but how they go about demonstrating it is hella clever.
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I'm really excited to see the Android Security Year in Review go out this morning. This reflects the work of a huge number of teams, from across Google and the Android ecosystem. Congratulations and thank you to so many people!

Full report: https://static.googleusercontent.com/media/source.android.com/en//security/reports/Google_Android_Security_2016_Report_Final.pdf
Blog post: https://security.googleblog.com/2017/03/diverse-protections-for-diverse.html
Video Summary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNRS6FAsagg&feature=youtu.be


I'm especially excited this year because we're already seeing discussion about some of the more complex stories that are deeper down in the report. (Which means people are actually reading the 70 page report!)

Here are just a few different perspectives I've seen so far:

Google's expanding efforts to prevent Mobile Unwanted Software take the front stage in this ZDNet Piece here: http://www.zdnet.com/article/android-security-report-google-aims-to-clean-up-unwanted-software-in-2017/

Forbes highlights the role of Android's endpoint security technology and Google's focus on sophisticated attackers:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2017/03/22/google-android-government-surveillance-fight/#79c62222614f

This piece in The Verge talks a bit about the progress we've made in evolving the Android ecosystem to deliver Android updates: http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/22/15020408/android-security-annual-report-google-malware-update-cyber
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OMG I love this band!
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Really, Giuliani?

“Don’t you think a man who has this kind of economic genius is a lot better for the United States than a woman, and the only thing she’s ever produced is a lot of work for the FBI checking out her emails?”

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-nytimes-taxes-18-publish-legal-161316688.html
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