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As a local, I've eaten at both many times.  Rudy's has better brisket, hands down, but the other meats I prefer Can't Stop Smokin' across the street, but I think it is a preference issue.  Rudy's is Texas style, i.e. everything is spicy.  My kids don't like spicy that well, while CSS is New Mexico style, and more mild.
Rudy's Country Store And Bar-B-Q
7300 W Chandler Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226
Great food, great service, clean, friendly, fun!!! The young lady at the front asked us if we had been to the establishment before and since it was our first visit, they offer up a sample of everything they have to offer. From great slabs of smoked meats, to their super cheap $5 sandwiches, this place will be a "must visit" every year when I am in town for Spring Training and for other sporting events. Note: they have a competitor next door, who we did not try, but locals at the neighboring gas station strongly recommended Rudys as a must try!!!
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LOL somebody showed me this yesterday at work. Too true for sure! 
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College graduation rates for Arizona high schools

I've often struggled with what an effective metric is to gauge a high school's effectiveness.  Rate at which its graduates subsequently graduate from college seems like a fairly effective metric.

#highschool  
#college  
Arizona high schools and the number and percentage of students who later graduated from college
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you make some valid points ... blasted metrics!
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Frightening read.
Ladar Levison: For the first time, the founder of an encrypted email startup reveals how the FBI and the US legal system made sure we don't have the right to much privacy in the first place
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Months ago it was discovered that the NSA had inserted a back door into the security framework of the internet.

Of course I don't KNOW if Heartbleed was the work of the NSA or not, but it is an example of why any such backdoor is a horrible idea!
 

Open letter to Glenn Greenwald about why he (and his editors) should reveal the identity of the standards, companies, and products that have been compromised by the NSA: 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-6MsK9f75ZbZ6QjgtfE5kfXEQ_sQKciTqtJsx-bLchw/view

#fulldisclosure  

[Disclaimer: As always, the views expressed therein are my own, and do not reflect those of my employer] 
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The constant updates can be frustrating, but it is very important to keep your software up-to-date.  "Attack vectors" are found within software daily, and the software companies try to plug the holes as quickly as possible.  Keeping up with updates for your operating system and software help you fix the vulnerability before the bad guys can exploit the now publicized hole.
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I didn't think about that, but ya, MS dropping updates for XP would be a malware writer's dream.
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Uber Way Better Than Taxis

While on a business trip this last week a friend of mine introduced me to Uber.  WOW!  Way better than taxis while costing the same.

For the same price as a taxi, a Lincoln Town Car (or a top of the line SUV for a little more) drove us around the LA area.

A few things make Uber amazing:

1) The drivers own their cars, unlike most taxis, so they naturally care more.  One driver gave us bottles of water, another had butterscotch candies for us to enjoy during the ride.

2) Nicer cars, they were actually clean, with nice leather seats, pleasant air-freshener, etc.

3) Ratings, when you request a car, they see who you are, and your rating, when they agree to drive you, you see their rating, so you can pass on a low star rated driver.

4) No payment exchange with the driver, all payments go through the Uber app on your phone (way better if you have to keep receipts for an expense report!)

5) You have the driver's contact info, and he has yours, so if you forget something in the car, you can simply call him up, try that with a normal taxi.

6) They have a good referral program.  Use someone's code to join and you both get $20 worth of credit.

Anyway, I really liked it!
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Agreed!  I used Uber for the first time on my last business trip and loved everything about it,  from the fact that you can see where they are when they are coming to pick you up to not having to carry cash and figure out tips at the end.

I'm not at all surprised that they are being fought tooth and nail by the entrenched taxi industry in a lot of cities.  The existing taxi services see that Uber is absolutely destroying their model and will do anything to preserve what they know.
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Super Typhoon Haiyan

As most of you have probably heard, the Philippines has recently been hit by the strongest typhoon (hurricane) to make landfall in recorded history.  This incident hits me very strongly, personally.  As you may or may not know, I served a mission in the Philippines, in fact I served for 2 years in the exact area hit hardest by this storm.

In the news you may have heard about “Tacloban” … I served in the Philippines Tacloban Mission.  You may hear about “Leyte and Samar” those 2 islands are where I spent my time.  Eastern Samar was hit hardest of all, it is still cut off from all communication.  I served for several months in the towns of Dolores and Taft in Eastern Samar.

I would like to encourage you to please consider donating to the Red Cross’ relief effort.

Here is a link to the Red Cross’ page for contributions:

https://www.redcross.org/donate/index.jsp?donateStep=2&itemId=prod4650031

#typhoon  #philippines #haiyan #supertyphoon   #supertyphoonhaiyan   #tacloban   #redcross   #guiuan   #easternsamar  
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  • Arizona State University
    Computer Systems Engineering, 2002
  • Gilbert High School
    1993
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  • Ticketmaster
    Director Software Engineering, 2002 - present
  • Realm Interactive
    Software Engineer, 2000 - 2001
  • Smartforce
    Software Engineer, 1999 - 2000
  • Learning Productions
    Software Engineer, 1998 - 1999
  • Stone Jackal Studios
    Jr. Software Engineer, 1996 - 1997
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I've eaten there several times and enjoy everything except the brisket, go across the street for brisket. I love CSS sausage and carnitas! I don't like that fountain drinks are extra, meals come with lemonade, but it is just fountain lemonade not fresh squeezed. It is annoying to get dinged again for a fountain drink. Their holiday smoked turkey was fantastic! Edit: They seem to have dropped the extra for fountain drink! Thanks! I was in the other day and when I ordered brisket the server "went in the back" and got some MUCH BETTER BRISKET than the stuff sitting in the soup on the line. That brisket was mighty tasty. I still like CSS better than the overly spicy Texas style place across the street.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
The good: the beef brisket! Excellent. The bad: everything is too spicy for my kids The ugly: I feel like I'm in grade school at the cafeteria. The gist, go across the street, unless you are craving brisket.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Long story short, it's a hot dog, it's never going to be amazing. Ted's has a horrible line, and everything is over priced. You have to pay to get a refill on your soda. I've been there a few times, my wife likes the onion rings, but for they money, IMO they are simply over priced.
Food: GoodDecor: Poor - FairService: Poor - Fair
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago