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The Atlantic: Are College Degrees Inherited? http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwhLz7qho

I'm not at all surprised that higher education has some correlation with prior wealth and prior education of a family. Still, it's interesting that since my day the correlation has shifted from prior wealth to prior education.
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It's not the degrees that are inherited, it's the capacity to get them.
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Resharing since I was asked just 2 days ago if I work on Prism...
 
In case you're following along at home, here's what we know:

Google has been demanding for some time (and without success) that the federal government allow them to be transparent with end users and the public about the National Security Letters it receives.  Not, mind you, the specifics of who was targeted but at the very least the number of people targeted and the amount and character of information shared.

Google has published aggregate information about a variety of governmental and corporate censorship and takedown requests it receives for some time now at :  http://www.google.com/transparencyreport/

Google does not participate in any government program installing equipment at its facilities and simply copies data that it is legally required to copy to government requestors who posses a valid court order:  http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/06/google-uses-secure-ftp-to-feds/

So this bullshit meme about Google sharing data directly with the NSA in excess of legal requirements can stop now, please.  Thanks.

One thing that we should all do is stop worrying about specific companies and worry about the damned law.  If we're upset about not knowing the extent of government intrusion in our private lives, then we're really upset about the Patriot Act and the entire framework of the FISA and National Security Letters.  This is not a corporate problem.  This is a very, very serious political problem and nothing that we've learned from Snowden changes that.
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He doesn't like the walking, but having seen giant Abe in a movie helped to motivate him.
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Yeah yeah... that got old sometime in the early '90s.
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I've somehow failed to try this restaurant before now.
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+David Krikorian I like the readitlater trick, but the time I most want to do it is when I'm on mobile, and mobile doesn't let me send email notificatons. :(
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I'm fasting today with many of my co-workers to raise money for AAH (see link, below).

Google will match donations.  You can donate directly at the link below, but be sure to tell me the amount of your donation so I can report it for matching.  You can also send a contribution to me directly.  In either case, please tell me soon (because I'm so lame and didn't get this announcement out a week or two ago) so the donation will get credited and matched properly.
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Oops!  It turns out that this year donations have to go directly through the employee for the company matching.
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Free for the taking.

Note the superficial damage on top (veneer damage) and right side (toddler scribble), plus there is some warping of lower drawers. I suspect all but one of the drawers will open and close easily enough with some appropriate lubrication (e g. rubbing a bar of soap once on each sliding surface).

Location is across from the Hardy elementary school.
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When I travel away from home, I usually check the "Nearby" non-circle in the Google+ mobile app to get a better sense of the commonalities and differences between those communities and what I'm used to.

During this weekend's trip with the kid to Old Sturbridge Village, I stumbled across a shared-from-Web link that startled me. It didn't startle me because of its dietary recommendations, but because the author put together the pieces I've been picking up here and there into a whole that undermines my confidence in the medical establishment. Their fault: being apparently unwilling to fess up to giving the public bad advice for decades.
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On the other hand, doctors were doing adverts telling people how healthy Camels were for a while. A white coat doesn't necessary convey scientific rigour.
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The kid remembers so little of our first visit, perhaps 3 years ago.
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It saddens me to see a local, longtime, value supermarket chain like Johnnie's cutting back so far -- but I'm glad to see they're making an effort to look after the people they'll no longer be employing.
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Wow. Wonderful food from foodie chefs educated in the school of hard knocks (i.e. no formal education).

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  • MIT
    Astronautical Engineering, 1981 - 1998
  • Arlington High School
    1978 - 1981
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Despite my skepticism, I found the hotel service lived up to (if not exceeded) its glowing reviews. But what struck me more was how much I learned to trust the staff. More than any other hotel, I trust them with my laptop, other expensive electronics, and even my children. They felt more like good neighbors than like service providers. The hotel has maybe 20 rooms in total, so none of the staff are detached and anonymous. Cons: - a little street noise (but not much due to the lower floors being apartments) -- almost certainly better than other hotels in this area that start at ground level - little, but adequate, common space for when one person is sleeping and a roommate wants to remain awake (as you'd expect for a small hotel) - "adult" entertainment and supplies nearby, for those with sheltered children -- a problem with any hotel in this area - Those from non-Christian religions may be put off by the angel imagery.
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