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Richard Hay

Staff Engineer: Network Testing, Google Platforms
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Ballpoint pen drawing by Samuel Silva

Pretty amazing

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Google Platforms

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So Chromebooks dominate the top 10 portable computer listings people actually buy on Amazon for the last two years

Studies appear from who know what source claiming in spite of all those Chromebooks sold that the percentage of Internet usage from Chromebooks was < 5% 

The idea of those studies was to show Chromebooks are cheap, people buy them and then do not use them

Always wondered where they got the data to base their "nobody uses these" assessments and who benefits from that conclusion?

So now Microsoft is actually working with partners to create a low cost Microsoft option to compete with Chromebook directly and lower margins and software licensing costs to present a competitive choice

Seems like Microsoft would not be doing that if Chromebooks were really things people buy and never use

Which calls into question all those stories that came out suggesting that conclusion.

Either way one way to measure the success of a product is to watch how competitors respond to it

If they don't care it is not succeeding in the marketplace

If they adjust strategy and change their product offering and name your product directly in their marketing, its working

Here's Proof That Microsoft Is Terrified Of Google's Chromebooks - Business insider

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Tie dyed logo

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Banksy's take on the #WorldCupFinal

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Will be watching the data center back end demand margins to see the effect of adding millions of new users

Ingress invades iOS: Google's augmented reality game hits iPhone - CNET

Google reaches across the aisle to Apple's platform with its hit game, which sees you running around real-world locations claiming them for your team.

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It was a spectacular goal

Mario Gotze: World Cup hero has always been the most exciting prospect in Germany's vast talent factory

Germany's World Cup final hero has been carefully nurtured throughout his career and was being hailed as the Bundesliga academy player to watch even back in 2010

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So I will have to see who did the study and how they got access to Facebook data.  Was it anonymous except for geolocated IP address?

Deserves more study of the study... 

How Fan Loyalty Changed During the World Cup

An analysis of Facebook activity reveals how fan support evolved during the tournament.

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#GoogleGlass  has a "White Men wearing Google Glass" image problem

Well lets show that anyone can wear and benefit from using Google Glass...

Google, We Made The Perfect Glass Ad For You

Look! A lady wearing Glass! You're welcome, Google.

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You build a killer Data Center and it is so good everyone else concedes and the government steals your stuff

Other people have decent Data Center Infrastructures

The premise here is Google only has the user base and loyalty it has is because of first mover advantage

Except it was not the first search engine and has many competitors in the past and currently

Also nobody is forced to use Google

A lot of why people chose Google is pure performance

German Cartel Office Says Google, Other Tech Giants Could Be Regulated Like Utilities: Report | TechCrunch

Germany has not been the biggest fan of tech giants that it believes overreach their influence. Now, a report claims that it is considering a new way to..

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They beat France (when France looked unstoppable)
They beat down Brazil
They got past the brutal Argentina defense

Germans take hard road to World Cup glory

This is one of the all time great World Cup triumphs. Germany is the first European side to triumph in South America, and they have done it the hard way, writes Tim Vickery.

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Messi unable to save the day

Germans End Long Wait: 24 Years and a Bit Extra - NYTimes.com

RIO DE JANEIRO — For years, Brazilians had a phrase they would inevitably utter when things went wrong. “Imagina na Copa,” they said after an endless traffic jam or a construction accident or an ugly rash of violence dominated the news — imagine if this happened during the World Cup.

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Bringing up Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Is Silicon Valley funding the wrong stuff?

Keywords: Silicon Valley appears to have given up on solving anything but its own problems: those afflicting the same 20-somethings who are building these startups. The problem lies with venture capitalists, not entrepreneurs.

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Inevitable

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Did not get dressed up for nothing

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Victory

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They did it #schland

Germany beats Argentina 1-0 in extra time to win World Cup

Mario Gotze scored the match's only goal in the 113th minute, giving Germany its fourth World Cup title and first since 1990.

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Marching on

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On my way to the San Francisco Civic Center

World Cup Soccer Live

Free Public Screenings // San Francisco Civic Center Plaza

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#Deutschland  

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(I would say since the wall came down but West Germany won in 1990 which I think was after the wall came down but before reunification)

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I will be wearing my Germany pins today...

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West Germany won the World Cup in 1954, 1974, and 1990

So Germany has had success.  They also have been in the final four semifinals in each of the last four World Cups

But they have not yet won the whole thing as a unified Germany (not even the year they hosted in 2006 - that year Itay won)

So I have a soft spot for Germany, the land of my youth

Ramstein, Landstuhl, Kirschenarnbach, Wurzburg, Hiedelberg, Rothenburg, Nuremburg, Munchen, Frankfurt, Trier, Autobahns, Ausfart, EInfart, Bratwurst, Gulaschsuppe, Globus, Walkplatz, Volksmarches, Sauerkraut, Gluwein, and Bayern

Here is me and my grandmother with Neuschwanstein in the background

#GoGermany #BeatArgentina #Mannschaft #Germany #WorldCup2014

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Genius

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Germany Germany Germany

World Cup Soccer - Free Public Screenings Events

Free Public Viewing at Civic Center San Francisco benefitting San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department and America Scores

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Nobody goes for the fire

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Does look like Thorin

Unbelievable Thorin Oakenshield Cosplayer from THE HOBBIT

This is not Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield from The Hobbit films.
This is a cosplayer from the recent FantasyCon cosplay competition that
took play in Salt Lake City, Utah. I can't believe how much this guy looks
like him though! It's insanely good! The photos were posted on Reddit by
the cosplayer's wife, melodywise. He won the Best Fantasy, Solo award at
the event. 

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July 12, 2014 1 comments 2 shares 8 plus ones
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Oom pa! Oom pa!

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The cloud platform did pick a Germany vs Argentina final 

Google Cloud Platform is 11 for 12 in World Cup predictions

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On the other hand it also predicted a Brazil win over the Netherlands and currently they are trailing 2-0

Hard to calculate in spirit and Brazil's might be defeated

Process:
http://nbviewer.ipython.org/github/GoogleCloudPlatform/ipython-soccer-predictions/blob/master/predict/wc-final.ipynb

Google Cloud Platform predicts the World Cup (and so can you!)

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Pwned

#Caturday indeed

Here's The Official Map Of Cat States Vs. Dog States

The American Veterinary Medical Association's "2012 U.S. Pet Ownership and Demographics Sourcebook" summarizes results from a survey of over 50,000 households on various aspects of pet ownership. In this map, purple again indicates more cat owners than dog owners, and orange more dog owners than cat owners. New York and Delaware are evenly split: in New York, 29% of households own cats, and about the same proportion own dogs, and in Delaware, c...

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So my guess is Germany wins their first cup since reunification

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Ashwin wanted to try on the #GoogleGlass

I am also a network engineer

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I wonder where this is

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How are tizen and Firefox OS doing in terms of market share?

Android was the star of Google I/O

Here is betting the L release of android has a higher market percentage on day 1 than this out of the gate

This Feisty Linux Company Has An Interesting Plan To Topple Android

Canonical is a 650-employee software company...

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Naturally

Google Seeks to Dismiss US Antitrust Lawsuit Over Android

The lawsuit argues the way Google licenses Android to smartphone companies is unfair to its competitors of search and other mobile services.

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Who ended up winning +Ivan Yudhi?

Fun fact. The Indonesian flag is the same as the flag of Monaco.
It is also very similar to the Polish flag except that flag has the white half on top
 

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Play the game

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Spiky

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http://teespring.com/grepvsuccess

Looking for Failure Modes

grep -v successShow me everything except the success instances

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July 11, 2014 8 comments 0 shares 4 plus ones
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grep -v success

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The Dream Act may be resulting in an unexpected and massive influx of unaccompanied minors into Texas, California, Arizona, and New Mexico, but Bryan TX avoided having to deal with the fallout (for now)

http://www.kbtx.com/home/headlines/Bryan-Will-Not-House-Illegal-Immigrant-Children-At-Old-Army-Reserve-Center-266778671.html

#unintendedconsequences  

Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Will Not Be Housed At Bryan's Old Army Reserve Center

Congressman Bill Flores’ office confirms the federal government has decided not to use the facility.

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#KingJames  + #JohnnyFootball  = #ClevelandWin  

SI exclusive: LeBron James explains his return to Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron James explains to SI's Lee Jenkins why he's returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers after spending four seasons with the Miami Heat.

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Unexpectedly, the plane was diverted to Sydney.

The flight attendant explained that there would be a delay, and if the passengers wanted to get off the aircraft the plane would re-board in 50 minutes..

Everybody got off the plane except one lady who was blind.

A man had noticed her as he walked by and could tell the lady was blind because her Seeing Eye Dog lay quietly underneath the seats in front of her throughout the entire flight. 

He could also tell she had flown this very flight before because the pilot approached her, and calling her by name, said, 'Kathy, we are in Sydney for almost an hour. Would you like to get off and stretch your legs?'

The blind lady replied, 'No thanks, but maybe Max would Like to stretch his legs.'

Picture this:

All the people in the gate area came to a complete standstill when they looked up and saw the pilot walk off the plane with a Seeing Eye dog!

The pilot was even wearing sunglasses. 

People scattered. 

They not only tried to change planes, but they were trying to change airlines!

True story... 

Have a great day and remember...

...THINGS AREN'T ALWAYS AS THEY APPEAR. 
A DAY WITHOUT LAUGHTER IS A DAY WASTED!!! 

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In networking terms at scale this mantra makes total sense...

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#GoogleTrends  

You do not have to be the Google search engine to see which way the trends are leaning for Sunday's #WorldCup Final

The GooglePlex is celebrating the presumed victor

Congratulations to Deutschland on their first World Cup Championship since East and West reunified

#Mannschaft   #DE   #ARGvsGER   #Germany  

p.s. this is clearly satire and the pictures are from Octoberfest a couple years ago...

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