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Nicely put.  Aim high, everyone.
 
The epic — yes, epic, there is no other word — speech you see above comes from Georgia Tech's annual welcome event for entering students. Our hero here is a Tech sophomore, mechanical engineering major and general boss named Nicholas Selby. Watch the two-minute video above as he starts off slow then brings things home with enough passion and intensity to make William Wallace proud.

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Just had a comcast tech come out after my internet degraded.  It turns out they can remotely sample the signal strength at the modem and he noticed from his car that I had a very weak signal.

If they care about their customers and they can remotely monitor service quality, why don't they do this 24/7 and automatically send an email "hey, we noticed your signal has dropped below the level we deem acceptable.  Would you like to have a technician come check it out?"

Waiting until it gets bad enough I complain is not customer service - it's comcast service.
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Conspiracy theory time: all user service degrades slowly, and only the picky/attentive complain, allowing Comcast to incrementally seek the minimum amount of service they can give to each customer without complaint. 
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The degrading of fashion is bad, but it's not the worst thing. (Even in America, where mayors can't even be bothered to wear neckties when greeting schoolchildren, people think nothing of dressing like slobs for every occasion.) What's disturbing is that actual civilzational retrograde is so rare in the modern world that you can almost believe it never happens. Even a few years after World War II, most Western Europeans had a higher standard of living than they had had before the war. Yet here you have a country that was apparently not in the dark ages, but got there as fast as it could.
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These pictures are weird and misleading. I spent months in 1970 covering all of Afghanistan - and when I think of it now my heart breaks. It was a land of perfect peace - dropped out of time and world culture - existing almost as if under a bell jar - trapped in the middle ages. Yes there were flaws - especially for women - but it was a culture at peace with itself - something we in the U.S. have never known. And the people were beyond lovely. -- In the years since, western nations have tortured and destroyed that country - for no crime.
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The original ads were great, but this spoof takes the cake..
 
The Perks of Having Children 

Occasionally having kids allows you to discover things that you never would have known about otherwise. Like this surreal little parody. 

I came across this while watching videos with Gloria. I don't think she had any appreciation for it, but I thought it was just great.

#OldSpice   #SesameStreet   #Monster  
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Re-watching the first Harry Potter (and the Sorcerers Stone, as we apparently don't have philosophers in the US) and I can't help but notice that the first movie of a series is often the best.  Do they just try harder because they have no laurels, or is it because there's so much newness in which to revel?
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Listening to ted talks while processing pictures.  Ah, Saturdays..
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Any interesting TED talks you picked up today? :)
Have you seen +Amanda Palmer's TED Talk on The Art of Asking? http://www.ted.com/talks/amanda_palmer_the_art_of_asking.html
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