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Well, classes start back up tomorrow.
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Same, I'm excited and yet kinda bummed at the same time. I hope you had a good break man. Back to the grind now.
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I'm going to have to try hard to not abuse my downvote powers on HN.
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The Google + app for Android is incredible. Just saying.
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It's awesome! The flow is ridiculous, dunno if it's because of Jelly bean or not. :) To bad no one is using Google+ though.
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The problem with  #BoycottApple ? Most of the people "boycotting" wouldn't buy an Apple product anyway. If you want to solve this we have to go at the patent system. http://patentabsurdity.com/
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What happened to Aaron Swartz is just terrible. I really looked up to his work. He was an inspiring activist and programmer alike and will be missed by many.
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I love, love, love Brogue.
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Came to a decision, keeping my HP Touchpad, possibly upgrading to Galaxy Nexus phone wise.
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Hypocrisy in the Android Community

I find it pretty funny that everyone is up in arms over Apple getting an injunction on Galaxy Nexus sales by "abusing" the patent system.

Why wasn't everyone upset at Motorola when they leveraged their patents against Apple and forced them to remove all iCloud-supporting devices from the market in Germany?

http://appadvice.com/appnn/2012/02/apple-forced-to-remove-iphones-ipads-from-german-online-store-due-to-motorola-injunction

Update: +Matthias Kretschmann provided a very cool link on the timeline of the Smartphone Wars, and "who started it".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smartphone_wars
TL;DR: Nokia
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Oddly enough, after switching to Debian Wheezy from a year in Arch Linux I do actually miss Arch a bit. I really think Arch Linux really deserves way more credit than it gets.
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Computer Science student, Artist, and Unix/Linux devotee.
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If I were to summarize everything into a TL;DR soundbyte, I would describe myself as being an 20 year old open-minded individual with strong drives for technology, design, and the arts.

I'm a Computer Science student at a small college in Ocala, Florida. I plan on moving to a larger university after acquiring a basic associates degree, but for a now I'm taking the time to brush up and learn various languages and technologies to make myself a decent programmer. In the past year I've been come increasingly turned on to open-source technologies. I'm an atheist and adhere to that belief strictly, I believe that most things can be explained with science, and what cannot will eventually be explained. I'm a vegetarian, mostly for ethical reasons but the health benefits are surely an important factor. I have a strong background in the arts and studied design concepts for a vast majority of my high school career and gained skill in a variety of mediums.

I currently spend most of my free time (In between schoolwork) talking to my beautiful girlfriend of 2 years, working on and studying open source projects, brushing up on my skills as a programmer and designer, or painting purely for leisure. 
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  • University of Florida
    Computer Science, Mathematics, 2013 - present
  • College of Central Florida
    Computer Science, Mathematics, 2011 - 2013
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