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I, for one, welcome our new robo-golf overlords.

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I've been edge-cased! How am I supposed to accurately represent myself here?
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Tech companies are doubling down on virtual reality, with just about every major player racing to put their headsets in the hands of consumers. This new technology is already a crowded field, with contenders like Facebook’s Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, Microsoft HoloLens, and Google Cardboard, am...
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" so it would be a relatively simple coding challenge to instruct the machine to leave untouched pins alone". Yeah, that's what non-developers always say. They have no idea of the complexity involved in making computers do math!
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This is pretty amazing.

"Brian Reader used a free bus pass. Kenny Collins was the lookout who frustrated others in the gang who said he fell asleep during the raid. Terry Perkins was a diabetic who took all his medication into the vault with him in case he needed it."

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On Thursday, three men were found guilty in the eye-popping theft of cash and jewelry worth millions. Four others had pleaded guilty previously in the complex, physically demanding heist.
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That's pretty dang impressive...

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Ned Overend is the defending national fat-bike champion, stomping racers who were in training pants when he was eligible for the AARP. Our writer examines the curious case of the man who gets faster with age.
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The human body is weird sometimes. I looked this up after I heard about someone beating a DUI charge after they were diagnosed with it.

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A few people become inebriated simply by eating carbohydrates – what’s going on in the body? Helen Thomson reports.
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@LyleMcDouchebag Big Bang can actually be funny at times, but when they do things like this, it irritates the crap out of me. DANIEL HAWKSWORTH · Jan 27. DANIEL HAWKSWORTH @tmsnge. @thomas_violence @LyleMcDouchebag I didn't say it was good.... thomas violence ...
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I've never actually watched Big Bang Theory, but I have to agree.
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I was worried that people weren't wasting quite enough of their time, so, here you go:

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I remember back in my day, when I was in high school, we used to do this thing called, "Ask someone else to take a picture for you."

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Since 2014, at least 49 deaths have been precipitated by taking a selfie. Breaking down the data behind them yields an interesting story.
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You have all disappointed the Trebek...

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Nice. I love the frown on the dude's face as he can see it coming.
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This is like using a real life erase tool on a layer.

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This Post Office may provide the best service of all time, (of ALL TIME) but it is of paramount importance to note that this Post Office is ONLY open from the hours of 8:30am-1pm Monday through Friday. I've never actually been inside the place because every time I swing by here, it's CLOSED.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Apparently when this switched over from "Hotpot" to Google Local, it disassociated all my reviews. Anyway, this still needs to be said, so this is the worst Starbucks I've been to. This location has a drive-thru, and so any walk-up customer is given absolute lowest priority. It's not just the lack of speed that makes this Starbucks location less than stellar, the crew at this location just seems to outright forget orders constantly. This afternoon my coworker ordered, and 5 minutes later they brought nothing out. He asked why his order hadn't come out yet, and the barista told him that "someone else took his order", although no other customers had come up to the station while we were standing there. The last time I went to this location another customer's order vanished, as well. So, I have to say that unless you're going through the drive-thru, avoid this Starbucks, because they're ill-prepared to handle both you and the drive-thru customers.
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Food: GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Poor - Fair
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Quick summary: I've been to this location twice, and honestly, I can't see myself coming back again. Nothing is particularly bad about the food here, it's just that, whatever you're looking for, there are better locations for food in the Hollywood area. If you're looking for tasty, cheap, late night food, find a roving food truck. If you're looking for a high quality hamburger, well, you'll have to find somewhere else. More detailed review: I've been here twice, once after a Go! Team show, and the other after the IAMDONALD tour rolled through L.A. Both times it was late night, but during one of the visits I had enough time to order alcohol. The hamburger is decent. It's basically like if you took an Umami Burger and scaled it up 25%. It's larger, still served on brioche, and not horrible, it's just not awesome. Some other significant differences between Umami Burger and this place is that in addition to their specialty burgers, you can choose toppings and order the burger your way, and they actually give you ketchup for free. Burgers at 25 Degrees seem to be consistently cooked one level above what you ask for. (So, here, Medium Well becomes Well Done, Medium becomes Medium Well, etc.) Between myself and my friends, we ordered 5 burgers here over 2 visits, and all of them came back one level more cooked than we expected. The fries are a solid effort (both the sweet potato and the sad, unsweet potato kind.) but the onion rings left a lot to be desired. The batter is too thin for the size of onion cuts they're using them with. Once they're fried, the steam from the onions just blows the batter right off the onion ring, and you're left with a plate of 50% covered onion rings. I was probably the most disappointed with the Guinness milkshake. Apparently, someone over there thought this was supposed to be a fancypants "hint of ice cream flavor" type drink. You're throwing ice cream into a beer, and into a dark beer at that. None of the flavors involved are intended to be subtle. I tasted mine and declared, "I can make a better Guinness milkshake than this." and then I went home and did. It's cool to have a late night option that tries to serve up quality food. 25 Degrees biggest selling point is that it's open 24 hours a day. Unfortunately for them, that's also the biggest selling point for Juicy Burger just up the street, so they're not exactly cornering any kind of market or locale. Service is a mixed bag. On the first night I came here, it was slow and unresponsive. I distinctly remember having to ask the guy serving as security to refill my water (I apologized for confusing him with the help, and he apologized for the waiter not paying any attention.) because the waiter was off doing anything but watching our table. About 15 minutes later, there was a lot of excited chatter, and my friend and I realized that the customer who was seated next to us had pulled a dine and ditch...and nobody had noticed until now. The second time I ate here, service was much more prompt, basically as on point as any other restaurant would be. Bottom line, this is about a 3.5. It's better than Umami Burger, but their burger falls far behind Father's Office. If you're looking for a good burger late night in the Hollywood area, you could do worse, but you could also probably do cheaper.
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Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
Umami Burger doesn't make a bad burger, it's just a decidedly average one. I ordered the Port & Stilton burger because bleu cheese and burgers is a classic combo. I could taste the port, but the Stilton was nowhere to be found. I thought after a few bites that maybe the burger wasn't supposed to come with cheese, and then I remembered that it was called the Port and STILTON Burger. The bread is nice, but the burger is tiny, and the flavor is tiny. This also seems to be the stuffiest, most nickel & dime centric burger shop I've ever eaten at. I've seen places that don't allow substitutions, but I've never seen a place that both up-charges for condiments and demands that you use no more than 2 credit cards on a bill. (Seriously, who charges you for ketchup? Other than Umami Burger, that is.) Based on my complex restaurant rating formula of how good the food tastes scaled against the amount of money you have to pay for it, Umami rates a 3. Aside from the annoyance of the waiter having to come around and inform of us some other thing you aren't allowed to do at the restaurant that he'd forgotten every 5 minutes, and them not seating us until we had our full party (despite the place being really empty) you're in for some REALLY small serving sizes. As my friend put it, these are basically 10% larger than sliders. Our waiter told us that these would be small burgers, and so we'd probably need a side in order to sate our hunger if we were hungry. I'm not a big dude with a voracious appetite. I'm 5'9, 160. I had a hamburger and a side of smushed potatoes and even I wanted to go to Carl's or Jack in the Box afterwards to grab a cheapie burger to fill me up. I wasn't the only one. We had a couple members of our group head out for food immediately afterwards. I would recommend the Office Burger over this one hands down. It's a much more satisfying burger with bigger flavor. At the risk of sounding hipstery, this place is really overrated.
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Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
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This is the worst Starbucks I've been to. This location has a drive-thru, and so and walk-up customer is given absolute lowest priority. It's not just the lack of speed that makes this Starbucks location less than stellar, the crew at this location just seems to outright forget orders constantly. This afternoon my coworker ordered, and 5 minutes later, because "someone else took his order"...while we were standing there, and they brought nothing out. The last time I went to this location another customer's order vanished, as well. Unless you're going through the drive-thru, avoid this Starbucks. The extra star above 1 is for the decor.
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Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
Father's Office has the best burger, I've ever eaten, hands down. The only problem is that it's $12, and this place doesn't offer any reservations, so you're basically standing around in the restaurant trying to dive on the first available table. All the food here that I've tried is pretty much awesome. Their fries are great. Crispy, and nice & thin. The sweet potato fries are also great. The spicy olives were kind of meh, though. The only real problem I have with the place is that it's pretty pricey. They serve high quality stuff, it just comes at a steep markup. For example, I can head over to BevMo (which is generally overpriced itself) and pick up a bottle of Allegash Curieux for $18. At FO it's $28. I can swallow $22-$24 for that, but seriously? $10 markup per beer isn't cool.
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Public - 5 years ago
reviewed 5 years ago