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I could swear it feels like Friday the 13th. Murphy's Law kind of day for me.
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Odd juxtaposition of stories on weight loss devices (Obalon) and food replacement (Soylent) today.
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I suspect sales of The Hot Zone (Richard Preston) are up quite a bit nowadays... 
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Interesting idea, but there are many songs nowadays which would be edited to be: "bleep bleep bleep bleep oh bleep bleep" 
http://www.socaltech.com/musicbleeper_launches_music_bleeping_app/s-0057069.html
Tired of your kids listening to profanity laced music? Tustin-based Bleeper said Tuesday that it has launched a new app called musicBleeper, which filters out objectionable words in music on any
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Hmm, the first edition of the WSJ (from 125 years ago) has a familiar look/feel/content to it to what we publish today online and in email (complete with short snippets of news, and tombstone like ads on right/left column). I guess business news has not changed all that much:
http://online.wsj.com/125/wsj-first-edition/
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Recent Google acquisitions: Killer robot land army (Boston Dynamics); Robotic drones (Titan Aerospace): check. Artificial intelligence (DeepMind);  Surveillance spy satellite network  (Skybox Imaging): check. #skynet #paranoia
'http://www.silicontap.com/google_buys_skybox_imaging_for_satellite_surveillance_network/s-0055450.html
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Will showing up in a full biohazard suit at work for Halloween be considered unoriginal, or will it just inspire panic?
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Renting a dsk at Cross Campus this month ($150) is cheaper than entry into that fundraiser for Obama tonight ($32,000)
http://www.socaltech.com/president_obama_to_visit_cross_campus_today/s-0057318.html
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The term "brogrammer" is either a misnomer or software has changed quite a bit in the last few years. None of the software/engineering folks I know had time for fraternities, partying, or skirt chasing back in school!
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Good quote from Jason Nazar of Docstoc: "There are few things in life that will push us, demand of us, beat us down or raise us up as much as starting a company." http://blogs.wsj.com/accelerators/2014/06/19/jason-nazar-the-unintended-consequences-of-startups/
JASON NAZAR: There is only one way I can imagine running a startup, obsessively giving it everything you've got. In my opinion it’s what separates the winners from everyone else, and it’s the only way I’d ever be able to look back on this experience without regret. But that kind of dedication comes with a price. And anyone who has chosen a path of starting a business can tell you the unintended consequences of startups...
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Founder, Publisher, and Editor of socalTECH.com (and other affiliated publications - techrockies.com, nwinnovation.com, texastechpulse.com, and silicontap.com)
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