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Awww now I feel special, Google made a "book" for Glass Explorers about the first stages of Glass, now they're progressing towards a full consumer launch later in the year.
Can't wait to see where it goes next!
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Clickbait written by assholes.

Here's what the email said:
Hi there,
It’s been an exciting ride. Since we first met, interest in wearables has exploded and today it’s one of the most exciting areas in technology. We asked you to be pioneers, and you took Glass further than we ever expected. We’ve learned a ton, we’ve "graduated" from Google[x] labs, and now we’re hard at work and you’ll see future versions of Glass when they’re ready.
Since we’re focusing all our efforts on the future, we’ll be closing the Explorer Program on January 19. We realize you might have questions about what this means for you. New feature development on the Explorer Edition will stop while we work on the next version of Glass, but you can still call or email us anytime with questions, thoughts or feedback.
In the meantime, we’ve created Glass Vol 001 to honor you, our Explorers. It’s a collection of photos and stories from the early days of Glass.

The Explorer Program was started to get Glass into the hands of early pioneers who would forge the way. You’ve taken Glass to the edges of the world, from the streets of New York to the tundras of Antarctica. You’ve captured miracles every day, from your wedding vows and your child’s first steps to new ways to save lives. You’ve humbled us by taking what we started and doing more than we ever could have dreamed. Let’s celebrate your bold and brave steps into an uncharted world.
Thank you for being part of the story. We’ll see you in the next chapter.
The Glass Team

Doesn't sound like it's going anywhere to me yeah? :D
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Happy Starwars Day! May the forth be with you! :D
I think I'll have a nice tea in my Astrodroid mug!
Also, watching Starwars Rebels tonight with +Samuel Eva after we see Avengers : Age of Ultron for the second time. Gotta watch Starwars on Starwars day!!! :D

(This dudes head which goes on top isn't visible in the photo - Doesn't fit over the tea tongs)
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Lighting + testing CM12.1 - Lollipop 5.1.1 builds for the Z3 means colors are slightly funky
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"I've never seen or heard one guy be like 'That guy is too ripped and too attractive, I do not want to play this game', NO ONE CARES! Or 'Yeah the game is pretty good, but you know what it needs? More ugly people...' !"

Yeah, basically, sums up gaming pretty well.
Found it on imgur tonight:
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That's great. XD Love it.
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I think this is a trap, I think I should know the answer but the answer I'm about to choose is not the right answer...
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Red pill, blue pill. Both are cyanide 😛
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So this is what I do in my spare time, and now it's sponsored by AXA. A surprisingly cool little clip about it :D
Love knows no Faction bounds. Protect your Portal gems with AXA Shields.

#AXAProtects  +AXA Insurance 
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Dad asks me to keep him awake until 1:30AM coz he has to be tired for tomorrow at the Hospital when they check him or something...
My time to shine!
All these years of 2:30 -> 7:30AM sleeping has made me ready for this moment!
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They found something wrong but need to do more tests, he went to see a psychologist today, and need to go back in a few weeks, he could have aspurges or autism, they just need to narrow it down, he is a hand full as a kid, but love him all the same
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The comments here sum up todays fight perfectly:
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That 4th round.... :O
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Awwwwww yeeeeeah!
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Does that mean you gave the right answer? 😝
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Don't you tempt me Valve, for I will rise to the Challenge... :D
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Awesome work by the team here! It's been a long day or two but the hard work paid off, great to see! :-)

Resistance, you may now go copy us ;-)
Operation Zero Cell
Date: 25-29 April, 2015
Location: PA07-Romeo-06 (Auckland, New Zealand)

In order to win the perpetual rat-race that is the septicycle, Resistance in Auckland have a tradition of traveling long distances at all hours in order to field over the city, typically using one or more anchors than require special access or equipment.

In response to this, Enlightened decided to repeat a field thrown the previous weekend, using anchors that are more remote than the resistance favourites.

On Saturday April 25,@Robodudenz and @Robokidnz headed out to the remote East Cape Lighthouse, to reclaim the anchor that Resistance had destroyed six days earlier. From there, in the early afternoon, they reestablished links to both Cape Reinga Lighthouse at the top of the country, and Egmont Plaque, at the top of a mountain on the west coast of the North Island, establishing a field worth 1.26M MU (and earning Robodudenz a platinum illuminator badge).

A Response(?)
On the evening of the 25th, Auckland Res agents were detected on Intel enroute to East Cape Lighthouse, presumably to take down the fields. But midnight came and went, with no activity at the lighthouse. Unsure what was going on, we went to bed, thinking maybe Resistance would wait until morning to drop the fields (they were still winning the cycle, so not exactly a rush).

Morning came, and reports came in that the Res agents were back in Auckland, citing bad weather and bad reception at the Lighthouse. At this point, we expected Resistance to send agents to the slightly closer lighthouse at Cape Reinga (if they weren’t already enroute), but again, nothing happened. 

Monday rolled around (a public holiday), and nothing had changed. Then around 2pm, a different Auckland Res agent appeared on Intel, near East Cape. So with fingers on recharge buttons, we waited. And waited. Then some activity was spotted at a known Res anchor. Perhaps they are planning to drop the fields and immediately throw their own? No, just seem to be key farming. More waiting. Surely they wouldn’t let us lead into the new cycle with a significant field and MU advantage?

7pm. Still nothing. Lots of rejoicing as the scoreboard refreshes with the first checkpoint of a new cycle, followed by the realisation that if Res don’t take the field down tonight, they probably won’t take it down until the end of the week.

A New Initiative
As a faction, we are careful to try and cater for all play styles (which under normal circumstances is fairly easy), but city-wide fields present an issue, especially if they are long-standing. For fielders, and those keen to challenge and win septicycles, they are a necessity, but for casual players and those who like to build and maintain their neighborhood, they can really inhibit play (not to mention those who have a connector or mind controller badge just around the corner).

In order to keep things interesting, it was suggested that seeing as we can’t link or field, that we instead set a goal of destroying as many Res fields as possible, with the ultimate goal being to reduce Res cell MU to zero for at least one checkpoint. And so Operation Zero Cell was born.

On Tuesday, as agents around the city searched intel for fields to destroy, we were surprised to find that the natural turnover of portals in the days prior had already eliminated the bulk of Resistance MU - so much so that the typical 50-100k standing MU was already down to a paltry 6.8k MU. Intel scanning resulted in a list of only 30 or so fields or field groups, and already that was shrinking as agents mopped up remaining fields near them.

By Tuesday night, the list had been whittled down to single digits, comprised mostly of fields in limited access areas, or away from roads or regular play areas.

The following morning, agents put their names down to clear the final few fields, and at 1:15pm,@Alnilamb destroyed the last fields at Auckland Botanic Gardens. Now all that was left to do was wait for the 4pm checkpoint to get confirmation of the zero MU.

4pm rolls around. 1 MU. “FUUUUUUUUUUUU!!! FIND IT!”.

30 mins later, Intel servers straining under the load of all of Auckland EN scouring the map, the remaining 1 MU field is found in the small town of Kaiwaka. The good news: one of the anchors is at 14% charge, and will decay in less than 24hrs. The even better news: intel logs reveal the portal was capped at 4:35pm, 7 days earlier! So intel was refreshed a few minutes later, and boom! It was gone!

Confident that every Res field had now been accounted for, we waited with baited breath for the 9pm checkpoint, at which point, Intel confirmed that our operation had been a success, and Res MU had indeed been reduced to zero!

Big thanks to all the agents who took part (knowingly or not!) and continued to play on under the field, from Whangarei in the north, to Drury and Waiuku in the south!

Local players have remarked that this is possibly the first time in the world that a cell containing a major city (population 1.5M) with two thriving factions (2 anomalies hosted) has had standing MU for one faction reduced to zero!

+John Hanke +Brian Rose +Joe Philley +Anne Beuttenmüller +Matilde Tusberti 
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