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Giles Douglas
Attended Market Deeping County Primary
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Xbox one voice recognition needs work. Lots of work. 
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If you are giving Bing crap for its bad voice support, Siri is gonna be a
laugh riot.
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Merry Christmas. Etc.
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My 7th half marathon (and 2nd in 2 weeks!) in 1:47:07. I just like the medals and t-shirts really.

http://running.competitor.com/live-results#b=RPBDK6JN
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Jesus dude!!
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How long before we can get this on G+?
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Rode Dunnigan Hills again, this time got 6th, 2 places better than last time. 
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+Thomas Stanis +Anthony Jawad 

It went down something like this:

Lap 1: Bumpy pavement meant people's bottles went flying. Going west into the wind was hard, and the people riding at the front of the field nearly dropped me off the back but I just hung on. They did lose a bunch of people though. If they'd have kept at it, they'd have split the field.
Lap 2: Bumpy pavement, moto ref neutralized the field and people weren't paying attention, someone crashed right in front of me but I managed to get around him in the gravel between him and his bike (if he hadn't have unclipped I've have ridden over his ankles). Hit a couple pot-holes from the crappy road and unfortunately rotated my handlebars down so that they were uncomfortable - but nothing I could do about that. Managed to lose my bottle avoiding crashers, but got two more at the feed zone. Pace was a little slower.

With about 7 miles to go I moved up to the front and rode in the lead for a bit - having remembered that this race is a lot about positioning. On the last freeway overpass some people went harder and went past me - should have been paying attention. I was in a pack of about 20 heading towards the finish, someone went wide on the right and crashed in some gravel. We got to the point where the road opened up and I sprinted past about 10 people to get 6th - 2 places better than last time I finished this race.

This was mostly due to good positioning and being able to sprint after 86 miles - some people were clearly done at this point. I managed 764W for 22s hitting 39mph for that. Could have gone faster though if I'd have had better positioning (there's a point where my power drops to avoid someone). I had to bang elbows with some guy to get past him, that was kinda fun :-)
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"Today, we’re letting web merchants know that in six months, Google Checkout will be retired"
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Ps4 into safe mode, power cycled twice to make it come on. So far xbox one is winning the "it just works" competition. 
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Of course when I fix it I get elbowed out of the way by the 10 and under set so I haven't exactly player either
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I can't figure out a voice command for android to make it play "what does the fox say?". Any ideas?
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Ting ding ding ding ding a ding, how is that not evil?
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To opt-out of google+'s "share your endorsements" feature, go here: 

https://plus.google.com/settings/endorsements?hl=en

For some reason this is opt-out not opt-in.
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Archer!!!!
 
Archer does Top Gun Danger Zone cover video
Confession time: I'm not entirely sure I've ever actually seen Top Gun.

But hey, lookie here, it's on Netflix streaming!

#Archer   #TopGun   #DangerZone  
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There are a lot of angry people at San Ardo road race this weekend.

http://www.strava.com/activities/75484299: "This race sucked, end of season"
http://www.strava.com/activities/75452687 "If you're the guy who caused the crash on Lap 3 by hitting the brakes, and coming off your line, Fuck you, and i'll send you the bill of a frame, rear derailleur, shifters, tubular tire, & 2 spokes."
http://www.strava.com/activities/75496658 "San Ardo Road Race - E4 - 8th - Lots of BS at the finish cost me a possible podium"

Chill people. This is cat 4 amateur road racing [cat 4 just means you've done 10 races] People crash. Not everyone is going to ride predictably. 

You should work on protecting your front wheel, watching people and reacting to them, riding with soft elbows, those kind of things they teach you at beginners camps. 
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If you cannot afford a new race bike, you really shouldn't be racing anyway.
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+Daniel Martin my point is, when someone fixed it, they should have written an automated test to verify it was fixed.
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Education
  • Market Deeping County Primary
  • The Deepings Comprehensive
  • University of Warwick
Atmosphere: GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
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Better service and rooms than the Fairmont or Phoenician. Excellent scenery
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Food: Poor to fairDecor: GoodService: Good
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Poor sales experience. Went elsewhere
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Terrible location but surprisingly good beer selection.
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reviewed a year ago
Friendly and helpful sales people. Did a great job overhauling my bike too.
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Food: Very goodDecor: Very goodService: Good
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