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I try to avoid Google+ nowadays. Come see me over on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michael.darweesh
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Because...?
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Tom Rybka originally shared:
 
In other news, the mob just told me I was more gangster than them.
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I think the "American jobs" they are describing are the buggy-whip-maker/money-funneller type they seem so fond of.
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Sergey Brin originally shared:
 
In just two decades, the world wide web has transformed and democratized access to information all around the world. I am proud of the role Google has played alongside many others such as Yahoo, Wikipedia, and Twitter. Whether you are a student in an internet cafe in the developing world or a head of state of a wealthy nation, the knowledge of the world is at your fingertips.

Of course, offering these services has come with its challenges. Multiple countries have sought to suppress the flow of information to serve their own political goals. At various times notable Google websites have been blocked in China, Iran, Libya (prior to their revolution), Tunisia (also prior to revolution), and others. For our own websites and for the internet as a whole we have worked tirelessly to combat internet censorship around the world alongside governments and NGO promoting free speech.

Thus, imagine my astonishment when the newest threat to free speech has come from none other but the United States. Two bills currently making their way through congress -- SOPA and PIPA -- give the US government and copyright holders extraordinary powers including the ability to hijack DNS and censor search results (and this is even without so much as a proper court trial). While I support their goal of reducing copyright infringement (which I don't believe these acts would accomplish), I am shocked that our lawmakers would contemplate such measures that would put us on a par with the most oppressive nations in the world.

This is why I signed on to the following open letter with many other founders - http://dq99alanzv66m.cloudfront.net/sopa/img/12-14-letter.pdf
See also: http://americancensorship.org/ and http://engineadvocacy.org/
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Or eat it, obviously.
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telnet://miku.acm.uiuc.edu +Chris Scalabrini do you know how to telnet?
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Indeed, it's a nyan cat.
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Why is Google Plus adding all of my Social circle to my chat roster in gmail. I have previously set "Only allow people that I've explicitly approved to chat with me and see when I'm online." in My chat Settings.
+David Bennett how do I get this fixed.
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This feature is broken. I'm just going to turn-off chat.
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++ Would put on auto-repeat.
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+Justin Lin Left 4 Dead 2 is on sale for $5 TODAY ONLY (or 4 copies for $15!!!!). I would've bought you a copy, but you suggested you don't have a steam account!
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Hey, cool thanks for the heads up! I think it's ok if I just play on my friend's account since I'll probably just do the campaign for now, what with my "full-time" commitment to sc2 :P
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Very Nice.
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GLaDOS and her sneaky floppy backups! Still Alive (on Floppy Drives)!
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