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Markus Mobius
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I am an economist who works on social networks.
I am an economist who works on social networks.

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The Starbucks location finder is useless. If you filter by "Wifi from Google" (the only fast internet they have) it shows up all kinds of stores that do NOT have fast internet.

Example: Butterfield & Finley (Downers Grove, IL)
http://www.starbucks.com/store/1008799

Saline/Lohr location in Ann Arbor
http://www.starbucks.com/store/1009513

There is "Starbucks Wifi" and "Google Starbucks Wifi" which are two separate things. Only the latter one is fast. The Wifi login page in those two stores says "Starbucks Wifi" (and both are dead slow).

(status: 6/30/2016)

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Coffee is good for you - even when applied externally!

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I have no informed opinion on the petition these people signed, but equating petition-signing to terrorism, and jailing people for expressing political opinions, are appalling. This is not the behavior we should expect of a nation that hopes to join the EU or to be treated as a legitimate democracy.

Via http://meta.mathoverflow.net/questions/2797/mathoverflow-user-jailed where I learn that one of the jailed academics is mathematician and MathOverflow user Kıvanç Ersoy.

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Finally - I don't even know how the album structure in Google Photos works. Even though I use auto backup I still copy the files in the end from my phone over to Google Drive. 

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Finally - the latest Google Drive client for Windows (1.19) seems to have put an end to syncing issues when you have a large number of files in your Drive.

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Ever wondered where the hamburger icon (3 horizontal lines - Chrome etc.) comes from? Apparently it was invented for the Xerox Star!

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Fascinating story about the history of titanium implants.

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This is an amazing program for photo editing on a browser. 

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Thrilled today to launch Microsoft Prediction Labs, our playground to experiment with new prediction and polling technology. We're live with predictions for every single Senate, House, and Gubernatorial election in 2014. Read more in today's +The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/30/upshot/microsoft-begins-a-push-into-the-polling-world.html and on Microsoft Research: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/news/features/microsoftpredictionlab-092914.aspx . Huge kudos to project leaders +David Rothschild and +Miro Dudik. Many many others helped along the way including Paul Oka,+Jenn Wortman Vaughan, and +Sebastien Lahaie.
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