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Jason Fiore
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Video editor, tech enthusiast, developer.
Video editor, tech enthusiast, developer.

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I implore you… Set aside 90 minutes this weekend and listen to the story of Ladar Levison, founder of Lavabit, the email provider of Edward Snowden. He shut down his entire business and livelihood for the last 10 years because he couldn't in good conscience live with the consequences of what our government demanded he do, which he considers "crimes against the American people."

You owe it to yourself to hear his story, and get a better idea how far reaching the United States' surveillance state truly is. I'm both sad and disgusted that the government of my home country is carrying out such horrific, secret orders in our name.
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"There is a vast and growing web of secret government in this country, and it simply cannot be the case - it is not acceptable - that the only things we know about it are the things the members of that secret government want us to know. Because at the end of the day it is on us - it is on all of us - what our government does in our name."
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Looks amazing. I wish I could have something that worked with already pinned songs, however.
Senior XDA Member bubbleguuum has released an app, GMusicFS, that allows access to your cloud-stored Google Play Music files on third-party media players
http://goo.gl/wPZmf
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Well Played Google...Well Played
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Thinking back to the debates from last night, I have a legitimate question that no one has given me a satisfactory answer to. There are always at least five or six candidates on the Presidential ballot representing multiple political parties, yet we only allow two of them to ever debate on prime time television. Looking back at the Republican debates earlier this year, there were at least four candidates at any one time on stage, so clearly we can handle more than two.

Why are only the top two allowed prime time television to campaign and the others are ignored? More importantly, why aren't most people asking this same question?
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Good piece by Dieter Bohn echoing what I've felt for a while now. Apple has become the "safe" choice in the smartphone category, but is no longer the leader in innovation. Looking at the rapid evolution of Android and Windows Phone, it's clear the innovators of modern, "non-iOS" UI is happening everywhere but in Cupertino. Apple is content with the classic mindset of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it," settling on a pace dictated by no outside influences.

Hey, when you're the world's most valuable company that's still having record quarters, why change that?
Apple doesn't seem to be willing to take any risks at all with the core UI of iOS
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Oh hi, Google+. I see you're still here. I think I'll rediscover you again. =)
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A quote from the LA Times article: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/08/chick-fil-a-appreciation-day-earns-tea-party-support-in-northridge.html

"That man — just like you or I — has a right to say, 'This is what I believe' and not be punished for it," Karen Kenney, of the San Fernando Valley Patriots, told KTLA.

This statement is frustratingly wrong on so many levels, and hijacks the debate surrounding the Chick-fil-A issue. Many people, especially politicians and political activists, suggest that the first amendment not only guarantees their freedom to say whatever opinion they have, but that it also harbors them from any consequences that happen as a result. Stealing from the CNN article, Sarah Palin believed that the first amendment protected her from "attacks by the mainstream media."

The simple truth is - it doesn't. You have the freedom to say anything you'd like and have any opinion you wish on a topic. I, Jason Fiore, as a private citizen, also have the right to judge you and punish you for having said beliefs. If you own a business that proudly states they discriminate against same-sex marriage, you have every right to do so. I also have every right to criticize you to almost any extent, short of slander, and have every right to never give you my business. To be honest, I never even heard of Chick-fil-A before this story exploded, and I will never know what that restaurant is like.

I'm expressing my own First Amendment rights by voting with my wallet, and never doing business with this company. Ever.
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I'm excited. Something cool I've been working on is about to be announced soon. Stay tuned.. :)
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Sad news. Though perhaps we will finally know the answer to a question burning nearly 30 years now.. did Tramiel actually have the remaining Swordquest grand prizes from the old Atari contest? Gamers deserve an answer.
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