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Richard Hay

Staff Engineer: Network Testing, Google Platforms
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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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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Stanford Solar Car

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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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Pocket Trumpet

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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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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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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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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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So the longhorns used to chant "Poor Aggies" from 2000 - 2005 when the Aggies were 0-6 against Texas.

I remember what is like when the shoe is on the other foot so make no mistake I shant kick the dog while it is down.

I am really glad that what goes around comes around and, for now at least, the Aggies are enjoying some level of success.

I will never chant "Poor longhorns" because that is just mean spirited.

Longhorns Tired of Taysom Hill

AUSTIN — Texas is sick of Taysom Hill, that much is certain. What else? The defense petered out, depth is sketchy and the team misses Daje Johnson. © USA TODAY Sports Images

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This must be photoshopped

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#buzzkill   #tamu   #aggies  

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Mercator Projection - work with me

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So apparently Kirk Herbstreit called the freshman out for striking a Heisman pose after scoring his first career TD against Sam Houston State

Then deleted the tweet but not before it became a national story with lots of tweets of support and antagonistic tweets from Tiger fans

#PowerofTwitter  

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/lsu-rb-leonard-fournette-scores-first-td--does-heisman-pose--gif-005656988.html

1st TD of your career Sam Houston St. Seriously?!?! What an absolute JOKE!!!!! pic.twitter.com/dK7UiNkM67
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) September 7, 2014

LSU RB Leonard Fournette breaks out Heisman pose

LSU running back Leonard Fournette broke out a Heisman pose for his first career touchdown ... against Sam Houston State?

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September 07, 2014 1 comments 1 shares 5 plus ones
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Are you not Entertained?

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Impressive

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So how do you make a stodgy conservative university cool and hip?

http://www.reverbnation.com/tagimit/song/17700425-welcome-2-aggieland

Welcome 2 AggieLand by TAG

TAG | Hip Hop | College Station, TX

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September 07, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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So Kevin Sumlin is actually paid a base salary that is more than every single one of these coaches

But he is not on the list

You know why? he is worth every red cent of that money and delivers a product on the field that proves it.

http://www.answers.com/article/1182122/10-most-overpaid-college-football-coaches?param4=ob-us-de-sports

10 Most Overpaid College Football Coaches

We're not suggesting Butch Jones is a lousy coach. It's just that he hasn't proven anything at Tennessee yet to deserve this pay. Jones is no Nick Saban. He doesn't have a background of winning at the major college level. A coach shouldn't be paid this type of money to

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Everytime they express this sentiment it validates that he is NOT overpaid (no matter what snarky comment Steve Spurrier makes)

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/here-s-one-solution-for-texas-football-fans-after-the-longhorns--embarrassing-loss-to-byu-053723478-ncaaf.html

Here's one solution for football fans in Texas after the Longhorns' embarrassing loss to BYU

The 'Horns and Dallas Cowboys appear to be headed for trying seasons, but one Jerry Jones move could improve the future of both teams.

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