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Richard Hay

Staff Engineer: Network Testing, Google Platforms
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Parson's Mounted Calvary

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http://www.theverge.com/2014/9/29/6870271/netflix-first-original-movie-will-be-a-sequel-to-crouching-tiger-hidden-dragon

Netflix's first original movie will be a sequel to 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'

Netflix has made original, exclusive TV shows like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black a major part of its content strategy over the last few years, and now the company has a new piece of...

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September 25, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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#Chile  

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September 25, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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Simpler Playgrounds
#ThrowbackThursday  

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September 25, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 5 plus ones
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This is the "Spirit of '02" then

the 75mm field gun traditionally fired at A&M games.

In the 1970s cadets out on bonfire cut found the gun buried near the trees they were felling like a time capsule from earlier A&M cadets

The gun was a 1902 field canon

It was carefully restored and now is a fully functional field gun just like 112 years ago when it was minted.

And now it is getting hoisted by a crane atop the se corner of the stadium.

Whoop!

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September 25, 2014 6 comments 2 shares 2 plus ones
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September 23, 2014 0 comments 1 shares 1 plus ones
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Corporal Ryan Kreider and Reveille VIII sawing the horns off probably pre "play of the game"

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Sounds like he said they are marching 360 (so that would be 12x30 block) with 3 Drum majors so 363

So probably about 60 alternates or so sitting this one out.  My understanding is the band has 426 members or so. and capped it at 126 fish (21 per outfit) with 17 fish or so turned away because there was just no more room at the inn.

The constraint in this case is rooms in Dorm 11 and Dorm 9

My guess is every room has is filled.  And if anybody quits the 17 who were turned away can join.  Makes it tough to march every game anymore.  

I did that but in those days it was a struggle to maintain 267 (12x22 block).  Also the band was 4 outfits instead of six.  And was all of Dorm 11 but only the first stoop of Dorm 9.

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September 23, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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I like the "Pay it Forward" theme

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September 19, 2014 1 comments 0 shares 5 plus ones
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Reveille XIII is retiring after this school year. National search is on conducted by 12 member committee to find a collie puppy to become Reveille IX.

#FidoFriday  

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September 19, 2014 4 comments 0 shares 3 plus ones
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https://twitter.com/crash0624/status/512737581138583553

You know it's #BeatFlorida week when they have edible gators at the dining hall 🍴

I don't know +Casey Barker 

I think Alabama should watch out for the upset...

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September 19, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 7 plus ones
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Stanford Solar Car

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September 18, 2014 1 comments 0 shares 9 plus ones
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September 17, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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Mark your Calendars...

See you in the Dog Patch

http://www.burningman.com/blackrockcity_yearround/special_events/decompression/decom2014.html

#BurningMan   #BurningManDecompression   #GoogleGlass  

Burning Man: Black Rock City Year Round: Special Events: Decompression: Decompression 2014

Burning Man is an annual event and temporary community based on radical self expression and self-reliance in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.

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http://asserttrue.blogspot.com/2014/09/google-plus-is-irrelevant.html#

Google Plus Is Irrelevant

It's interesting to compare the social media sites on Google Trends to see how they're doing. Twitter and Facebook dwarf all the others, so I'm not going to dwell on them (but see discussion further below). What's fascinating...

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Bull Sharks and GoPro

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September 15, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 7 plus ones
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Pocket Trumpet

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September 15, 2014 0 comments 1 shares 5 plus ones
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I did find the pre game performance amusing

They pretended to have researched their opponent and proceeded to thank them for guarding the oceans with the ships

Oh sorry that is the Navy

We meant thanks for flying all those airplanes all over the world

That's Air Force?

Well hurrah for the Few and the Proud then

Marines eh...

Oh yes, we meant the Army.  Thanks to the Army.

So they covered all the services and made a decent joke out of it too in fine stanford tradition

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September 15, 2014 1 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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Oh the places you will go with music

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They had to feature Charles Woodson since he is the only defender to win the Heisman in recent memory

The Linebackers and the Lockdown corners usually do not have TDs and gaudy stats

They totally affect the game and change the way the offense schemes but it is hard to see that impact on the stat sheet

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September 15, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 5 plus ones
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I kept trying to find the guy in the band playing Air Guitar

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Reverse Somersault 

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This week the tree was a Palm

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It's not a doll, man, it's an action figure.

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The room at the end looks like my office

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September 13, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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Guess Baylor win win this weeks attendance bowl over Yell
(They lost last week)

https://twitter.com/TAMUyell/status/510620992964546562

Aggie Yell Leaders on Twitter: "We'd love to be at Kyle, but 660 lightning strikes in 3 hours coupled w/flash flood warnings forced @TAMU officials into this decision."

Add a location to your Tweets. When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more. Turn location on. Not now. Turn off location ...

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September 13, 2014 1 comments 4 shares 35 plus ones
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#FidoFriday  

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#GoodBull   #RedAss   #GigEm   #Aggies  

http://www.abc40.com/story/26490819/corps-of-cadets-renovation-master-plan-gets-accelerated

Corps Of Cadets Renovation Master Plan Gets Accelerated

The Texas A&M Corps of Cadets are getting some much needed renovations to their dorms and the quad area. Thanks to the recent decision and support from the Texas A&M System, what was supposed to be a 12 year project will be done in the next two years. ;

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September 12, 2014 3 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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Oscar Mike Golf

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September 11, 2014 1 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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Check out this #photosphere of Photosphere at Academic Plaza on Google Maps Views

Photosphere at Academic Plaza - Views - Google Maps

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Check out this #photosphere of Photosphere of Kyle Field. Welcome to AggieLand! on Google Maps Views

Photosphere of Kyle Field. Welcome to AggieLand! - Views - Google Maps

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September 11, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 4 plus ones
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Free and Open Internet Forever!!!

https://takeaction.withgoogle.com/page/s/net-neutrality?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus&utm_campaign=netneutrality

Free and Open Internet | Google

The Internet belongs to everyone - and it's our job to protect it. Are you in? #freeandopen

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September 11, 2014 2 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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Song is Sunny Side up by Alumo

Perspective of a Texas A&M Photographer

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September 10, 2014 1 comments 0 shares 6 plus ones
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I am just glad there was no YouTube when Oklahoma blasted Texas A&M 77 - 0

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So this is nice, but when I need a dose of perspective I look at where we are in the tempo-free gridiron blog (the Aggies are currently #17)

http://www.tfgridiron.com/2014/09/week-3-top-25-tfg.html

My guess is losing the turnover battle to Lamar did them no favors

It is run by a couple of my fellow Googlers and the idea of tempo-free stats is based on Ken Pomeroy's college basketball ratings
http://kenpom.com/blog/index.php/weblog/ratings_explanation/

A tutorial on Temp-Free statistical analysis:
http://www.theonlycolors.com/2009/11/10/1125313/tempo-free-stats-for-dummies

http://www.tfgridiron.com/2009/10/under-hood.html

There are three key concepts behind the statistics on this site:
* offensive and defensive efficiencies;
* pythagorean calculation for expected winning percentage
* log5 formula for head-to-head matchups.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/college-sports/20140907-top-25-poll-texas-am-baylor-move-up-oklahoma-aggies-get-first-place-votes.ece

Top 25 polls: Texas A&M, Baylor move up; Oklahoma, Aggies get first-place votes

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September 09, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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Interesting that the sf streets blog takes keen interest in Mountain View city council meetings on housing expansion in MTV

http://sf.streetsblog.org/2014/09/08/mountain-view-city-candidates-split-on-housing-in-north-bayshore/

Mountain View Council Candidates Split on Building Housing Near Google | Streetsblog San Francisco

A crowded field of nine candidates campaigning for three available seats on Mountain View's City Council aired their disagreements at a community forum on Tuesday evening about whether new housing within the sprawling North Bayshore office park would be a practical solution to traffic congestion ...

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September 09, 2014 1 comments 1 shares 5 plus ones
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#Apple  

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September 09, 2014 4 comments 1 shares 4 plus ones
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I have to say I LOVE the Maryland Terapins uniforms showing military appreciation

The emblem is the outline of Fort William McHenry, the bombardment of which in the War of 1812 was the inspiration for the Star Spangled Banner

I wonder if the words are the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution

My guess is it is the Declaration...

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September 09, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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Sumlin reviews the 73 - 3 home opener victory against Lamar

http://www.12thman.com/mediaPortal/player.dbml?db_oem_id=27300&id=3386884&catid=NaN

Lamar Postgame | Kevin Sumlin - 12thman.com

Lamar Postgame | Kevin Sumlin

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September 08, 2014 2 comments 4 shares 11 plus ones
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File under the category of things you can never un-see

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March to the Brazos Spring 2014

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