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Jacob Brunson
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Embedded Software Engineer for Pelco by Schneider Electric
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Why I'm mad at Amazon
Amazon provides free shipping on orders over $35.  So I keep a number of items in my cart ready to fill out my next order.  In the last couple weeks I've noticed that a few of the items, DVDs and some labels, are now saying that they are exclusive for Prime members only.

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The folks at Disney are marketing geniuses. I'm sure they will have paid for the entire production costs of The Force Awakens with merchandising revenue before the movie even opens. #forcefriday

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What do you think of Google's new logo?
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It's OK
Meh
Hate It!
25%
Love It!
38%
It's OK
25%
Meh
13%
Hate It!

So +NBC News suspends Brian Williams without pay for 6 months for lies that he told.  To me, this seems more like +NBC is trying to get rid of the problem and less like they are trying to actually solve it.  When Brian Williams comes back in 6 months, all the trustworthiness problems are still going to be there.

A better solution would have been to dock Williams' pay in order to hire a dedicated fact-checker for +NBC Nightly News.  In this solution, Williams is sufficiently reprimanded, and viewers can keep on watching NBC News knowing that NBC has stepped up efforts to present only the best news.

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This was a screen capture of Google News this morning.  
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How rich are you compared to the rest of the world population?

The idea is to help inform people by turning it into a guessing game.  After guessing, see whether you are right or wrong by going to http://www.globalrichlist.com/, then leave a comment saying how surprised you were.
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43%
Top 1% of Global Population
14%
Top 5% of Global Population
14%
Top 10% of Global Population
29%
Top 50% of Global Population
0%
Bottom 50% of Global Population

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This is an inspiring article about how prison inmates are doing family history work.  They are transcribing/digitizing old historical documents so that they can quickly searched by others researching their family history.  

Every year the big stores start their "Black Friday" sales earlier and earlier. Every year I keep wondering when they will hit the limit.  This year, Black Friday juggernauts Walmart, Target, and Kohl's are starting Thursday at 6pm and Best Buy at 5pm.

I'm not sure when most people start digging into the Turkey or pie, but I imagine that 6pm is more likely to interfere with meal or football plans than later times.  Will this year finally be the year when consumers push back?  

I've had more kids show up saying, "I don't really like that candy,"  than I have kids dressed up as characters from Frozen.
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