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Casey Johnston
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"The "Google will know when I'm home!!!111" crowd must have forgotten about the GPS chip in their smartphone"

Google doesn't have control of the GPS chip in my smartphone, because I don't have an Android phone. This move gives them access to lots of those kinds of people. 
The obligatory "Privacy Nut Overreaction" to the Google+Nest deal is so hard to take seriously.

I love the manufactured outrage claiming that Nest's schedule learning and single-point motion sensor is somehow this incredibly sacred treasure trove of location data. The "Google will know when I'm home!!!111" crowd must have forgotten about the GPS chip in their smartphone that knows not only when they are home, but where they are at all times, or the (often always-on) Wi-Fi location that can do the same thing, or cell tower triangulation, or the fact that any company could easily resolve when you are home anytime you go on the internet using your home IP address.

Nest's location data would probably be the worst piece of location data in Google's arsenal. In fact, improved location data from something like a smartphone would be one of the biggest immediate benefits to the Nest.

The good ship Privacy is resting at the bottom of the ocean, and these people are running around panicking about pinhole leaks. Any company that wanted to use your location for some imaginary evil plot, Google especially, already has much better ways to figure out where you are. Now hush.

I want the gold iPhone. Haters to the left. 

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I wrote this because, Android phones, you gotta slow your roll with the massiveness of your screens. 

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We're in the Empire Strikes Back phase of the battle between the Internet and TV... question is, will the Jedi, in fact, Return?
The Trajectory of Television—Internet rebellion and hardware renaissance http://ars.to/142izDS
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Guys lookit!

In all my years of grilled-cheese-making, never have I seen the bread facing the pan go soggy while the cheese inside bubbled so hard the two slices of bread slid apart. I fear I may have entered another dimension.

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Somehow, I feel like I'm not going to get to explore all sides of the answer at a church.
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+Jacqui Cheng did an amazing job with this. I literally have no questions left.

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