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Man, I really want to like +Java Code Geeks, but it just keeps getting harder.  Content quality seems to be falling on average.  (If you're going to publish in English, get a native speaker to proof them first.  I mean, come on.)  The site looks like it was designed by, well, a bunch of java code geeks.

I can deal with all of that.  But the final straw is the modal subscription dialog.  Who does that??  Why not take it one step further and have a big banner across the top that says GO AWAY.
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Turns out Ray Bradbury is an entertaining speaker.  He talks like a preacher.
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Don't know how I made it this long without knowing about MoreUnit.
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I'd heard about Youtube Leanback several months ago when it was just announced.  Wanting to consume some TED Talks, I decided to check it out.  I was mostly expecting it to be in some state of abandonment considering Google's recent product killing spree.

To my surprise, it lives.  It has a nice-looking interface designed for use by a remote/console controller, I guess.  Right away Youtube informs me that I can control it with my phone, so I point my trusty Nexus S at youtube.com/pair, enter the code shown on my TV, and BAM! Youtube TV with awesome remote control!

From the phone, I can play and pause the current video, and browse for other videos which I can add to the TV Queue.  As soon as one video is complete the next one launches immediately.  The best part is that this is pure web -- no native apps installed on the laptop, TV, or phone other than Chrome.

The whole experience was so simple it was almost confusing -- at first I kept looking for a menu option to "send" a video to the TV.  Turns out all I had to do was click play.  Youtube really did a good job creating an experience that "just works" and is a joy to use.
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Official poster for #EndersGame! Are you a fan of the book? Looking forward to the film? via +John Fillers 
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Tired of having two redundant cloud drive services in my life.  It's time to make a cut.  But who?

Oh, what's that, Dropbox?  You're full with a measly 5GB?  +Google Drive  has 15GB for free, and cheaper upgrade plans?

+Mover  will help you clean out your desk.
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attic remodel!
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If you aren't subscribed to the hackernewsletter, do it now.  All of the good stuff, none of the guiltily-wasted hours reading hacker news.
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Damn Google Reader, why must you die? I tried feedly but.. it's just not the same...
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Every now and then I take great pleasure in answering one of Charter's daily phone calls, just to laugh at their pitiful attempts to sell me their terrible services.
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Ready to cast: Chromecast now open to developers with the Google Cast SDK
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By John Affaki, Engineering Manager Back in July we announced the developer preview of the Google Cast Software Development Kit (SDK), the u

Simple 2013
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Our Year in Review. It's no surprise that we love numbers: we help you with the some of the most important ones in your life, after all. As

Sesame Street: Sons of Poetry (Sons of Anarchy Parody)
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Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet and I love... What rhymes with blue? Sons of Poetry put their helmets together to find the p

Dexter's First Pool!
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Today I bought Dexter his first doggy pool! He was beyond excited!! Dexter was adopted by my boyfriend after Habitat for Hounds found him ab

STS9 Collab - Using their drums to jam with!! FUN!
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http://www.sts9.com/makeitright/ Track #29 on their remix CD. But check out the whole CD. It's a really neat listen in my opinion. Plus it g

Bleep Bloop; The Cologne Wars
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Galaxy Nexus
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Galaxy Nexus. First phone with Android 4.0, Face Unlock, Android Beam, an amazing HD screen and 4G LTE fast.

Any.DO: To Do List | Task List - Apps on Android Market
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Any.DO Is a Crazy Intuitive, Gesture-Based To-Do App for Android (lifehacker) Any.DO is a free to-do list that helps you get things done wit

Marching band plays Rage Against the Machine - Boing Boing
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THIS IS AN AD. THIS IS THE HARD-WORKING STAFF ↓. Jason Weisberger Publisher-at-Large. Ken Snider Sysadmin. Dean Putney Developer. Antinous L

Let’s bring the holidays down a notch
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Today was St. Patrick's Day, a holiday I had completely forgotten about until Jafta stumbled into the living room at about 11:30pm last nigh

What Do Robots Do All Day? A kids' book from the future - Boing Boing
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Mark Frauenfelder Cory Doctorow David Pescovitz Xeni Jardin Editors. Rob Beschizza Managing Editor. Maggie Koerth-Baker Science Editor. Jaso

Teen survivors of American religious brainwashing camps speak - Boing Boing
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These places exist IN AMERICA, they're completely legal, and they're only growing. It's the new solution for parents who have ki

Kidnapped For Christ -- IndieGoGo
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A documentary film which follows the stories of American teenagers who were sent to an American-run Christian reform school in The Dominican

The Bennington Vale Evening Transcript: Harold Camping in Custody After ...
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Harold Camping in Custody After Attacking Plankers He Mistook for Saved Souls. By BC Bass. SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Bennington Vale Evening Tr

Twin Cities Kids Learn Anti-Bullying Strategies
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Some young people in the Twin Cities got some valuable training Saturday on how to deal with bullies.

We went here for the Friday dinner buffet, which turned out to be disappointingly small. Just three small buffet counters, one of which is blocked by a large pillar so you have to lean around it to reach the food. The food itself was not bad in general, although the fried rice was very overcooked and/or old. No seafood or sushi of any kind.
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