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Richard Hay

Staff Engineer: Network Testing, Google Platforms
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Good old fashion Chile travel promotional video (it is not a hard sell)

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One Big Dude

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http://www.theatkinson.co.uk/events/sam-sweeneys-fiddle-made-in-the-great-war/

Sam Sweeney’s Fiddle: Made In The Great War – The Atkinson

In 2009 Sam Sweeney, fiddle player with Bellowhead, bought a violin in Oxford. It had all the appearance of a new instrument but the label inside gave the date 1915 and the name Richard S Howard. Research revealed that the violin had been made – but never finished – by a luthier and some-time ...

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Forgot to post for #MirrorMonday  

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From the waters by the Tierra del Fuego in southern Chile

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http://opensignal.com/

3G and 4G LTE Cell Coverage Map

Cell phone signal coverage maps based on data submitted by users.

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Google is not the only place where you get a wall of bikes

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11015672/Wikipedia-refuses-to-delete-photo-as-monkey-owns-it.html

Wikipedia refuses to delete photo as 'monkey owns it' - Telegraph

Wikimedia, the non-profit organisation behind Wikipedia, has refused a photographer’s repeated requests to stop distributing his most famous shot for free – because a monkey pressed the shutter button and should own the copyright

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Maybe those stories will stop now...

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Quality Journalism 

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So no more 75mm canon fire when the Aggies score a TD inside the stadium Michael Percifield confirms.

So the logical fix for this issue is to upgrade to a 105mm howitzer just outside the stadium whose rapport can be heard for miles.

By the way, the shell Mike is holding is the smaller 75mm caliber

Quoting Michael

"To answer your question, as many have asked, due to the renovations at Kyle Field, the "Spirit of '02" has been retired from firing inside Kyle Field. It's almost impossible to effectively fire a field gun inside an enclosed facility, and do it safely... But, it will still be used on the Quad for Step-Off and will parade around Kyle for the March-In.

So, this coming season, we have graduated from a 75mm field gun up to a 105mm howitzer, which will be fired just outside of Kyle Field off the southeast corner across from Spence Park. Those outside should be able to tell when the Aggies have scored from downtown Bryan..."

For anyone who does not know Kyle Field and Spence Park are in College Station and Bryan is the adjacent city miles away

#TAMU  #Aggies #KyleField  #AggieFootball  

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I wonder what percentage have Stanford PhDs (non zero I assure you)?

http://www.staff.com/blog/what-does-it-take-to-get-a-job-at-google/

What Does It Take to Get a Job at Google? Infographic | Staff.com Blog

Even with the reputation of having a tough application process, Google suffers no shortages of hopefuls. Just how hard it is to land a job at Google?

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Full length video of being the Cadet Handler for Miss Reveille VIII

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Coming August 14

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Except for rooting for the Cowboys since 1990 or so I was a fair weather fan

I was for the Steelers in the 70s

I was a fan of Joe Montana and the 49ers in the 80s

Then I switched to the Cowboys in the early 90s and about the only bandwagon I did not jump on was becoming a Patriots fan

As I recall this cake mold had a plastic superman crest and face and also a batman creast and face so depending on how you frosted it you could go either way

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Amusing

People Post Selfies, Other People Draw Them... I Can't Stop Laughing

French Girls is an app where strangers anonymously draw portraits based on 'selfies' others have posted. I can't stop laughing!

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See why can't I have birthdays like this anymore...

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I need to invent a time machine so that I can go back and tell the younger version of me that wearing these shorts over the blue jeans is perhaps the greatest fashion violation in the history of the universe

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Looks like fun. Never got to go myself since I was busy with FOW (Freshman Orientation Week) in the Corps of Cadets (which is decidedly less fun)

Texas A&M's 'fish camp' will be the biggest ever

If anyone can bond instantly with hundreds of other people, it's a college freshman.


Texas A&M University's entering class will get a chance to try it in the annual Fish Camp starting Aug. 1.

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Must be a pic from 2011

The Texas Cold War

Texas and Texas A&M won't face each other on the field any time soon. Still recruiting against each other, however, has set the stage for a Cold War between the two schools.

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So Texas

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Mr. Burns is Alabama and Bart is Auburn

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#JohnnyFootball

Bobble heads are so 5 years ago

Now there is Oyo

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It's #Caturday  on the East Coast
I'm posting it

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DO NOT CALL 911

We know Facebook is down

It is NOT a police emergency

Facebook woes aren’t emergencies for cops, California sheriff sergeant declares on Twitter

Not all crashes are created equal, a southern California law officer had to remind some feebleminded Facebook junkies Friday when the site went down.

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http://www.12thman.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=27300&ATCLID=209603262

Bright Football Complex Tour

Take a tour of the newly-renovated Bright Complex, the home of Texas A&M Football.

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Just win me a National Title before I die please

A&M's New Locker Room Is Incredible

Texas A&M is giving Kyle Field a $450 million makeover, so that means the Aggies football team is going to see a lot of cool new perks. The team's locker room and football headquarters received a nice upgrade as well...

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Seven Google self driving cars in the same parking lot at the same time

I have frequently seen 2-4 but 7 is a new all time high

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So A&M periodically goes through similar things when people criticize the traditions and try and change things to more current politically correct ways.

When that happens alumni lament "Old Army is dead" (they have been saying that since the 1800s)

ESPN Band director was trying to fix culture

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University's fired marching band director was working to fix a vulgar culture "in dire need of change" before he was dismissed last week, he said in a document released by his attorney. The university fired Jonathan Waters last week after the two-month investigation ...

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Looks very Swiss Family Robinson

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Nice Ride

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One of my Grandmothers photos of the Unisphere in NYC taken in 1964 at the World's Fair

Way before it was used as a prop in Men in Black

#TBT #ThrowbackThursday

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Europe is full of this

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http://www.cracked.com/funny-2359-progressive-rock/

Progressive Rock | Cracked.com

Progressive Rock is an attempt to musically orgasm as many times as possible during a 15-minute song. Just The Facts. Progressive rock is categorized by a sacking of traditional song structure, complex rhythms, odd time signatures and a sense of inherent superiority over other rock genres ...

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So graduates of Texas Wesleyan Law school want to be able to get Texas A&M Aggie rings and honorary degrees from A&M

I say it is only fair and give it to them

A&M was able to drive a shortcut to having an accredited law school by purchasing Texas Wesleyan and acquiring their pedigree to tie to A&M and give Aggie pre-law grads somewhere to go when they graduate that is affiliated with A&M and is, in fact, now part of A&M

Albeit the law school is in Fort Worth and not College Station but it is hard to manufacture pedigree from nothing so A&M got something valuable from acquiring Texas Wesleyan instead of trying to build the whole enchilada from scratch.

So A&M got something it wanted. So give the Wesleyan graduates something they want.

Keep in mind, the fact that they want A&M degrees and Aggie rings is a compliment of the highest order.

It means they see value in joining the Aggie family and I say welcome them with open arms. These are the men and women who built the pedigree A&M so wanted to incorporate. So #GigEm and welcome to the family I say.

http://www.wfaa.com/news/education/Texas-Wesleyan-law-grads-want-a-piece-of-AMs-history-268671642.html

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This is a very Texas thing to do

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Check out @GoogleFacts's Tweet: https://twitter.com/GoogleFacts/status/492874523621212160

Twitter / GoogleFacts: "The best way to get the right ...

Connect with your friends — and other fascinating people. Get in-the-moment updates on the things that interest you. And watch events unfold, in real time, from every angle.

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Does Watermelon even grow in the Galapagos?

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+Harry McCracken on the effectiveness of the #GoogleGlass  ban at #Comicon   #SDCC  

https://twitter.com/harrymccracken/status/492392152500948992

Twitter / harrymccracken: This ban on Google Glass at ...

Connect with your friends — and other fascinating people. Get in-the-moment updates on the things that interest you. And watch events unfold, in real time, from every angle.

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+Ant Pruitt approves of this message

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My 2010 talk at Stanford was bumped a month because they got Van Jacobsen to speak

This 2006 talk he gave at Google is as relevant today as it was then

Also I have worked with Bob Felderman for years and he is a great guy (feldy)

#TBT   #throwbackthursday  

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This NIC was deigned to be used in the Alto workstation that connected to a PDP-11 in the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (commonly referred to as Xerox PARC)

Thanks to Bob Metcalfe for inventing Ethernet 

(as an aside there is a first rate YouTube video of Bob Metcalfe who spoke at the Computer History Museum in 2009 when he tells the story of how this technology was developed and named)

Bob Metcalfe - Internet Pioneer / Entrepreneur

There is a commercial from the 1970s which shows people carrying stacks of paper around an office and the paper starts disappearing magically 

At that time the product was being marketed as the Xerox Wire though the lab name was ethernet.

When Xerox and Intel and Digital decided to standardize on the networking technology to facilitate interoperable workstations and mainframes they decided to publish the spec to avoid antitrust collusion actions from the feds.

So Xerox elected not to pursue selling a proprietary product and instead "open source" the design and specs.

The partners were in agreement but would be damned if they were going to agree to call it the Xerox Wire.

So they fell back and called it "Ethernet" in the IEEE specs that were released.

#TBT   #throwbackthursday  

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They are pictures with the Plymouth that was purchased to replace the Buick that saved my grandfather's life with a safety feature first implemented that year (1958?)

The feature was the collapsable steering column
how does a collapsible steering column work | uavjw861

The family was coming back from Camp Dearborn (which at the time was a "Whites Only" resort outside of Detroit) They were stuck in bumper to bumper traffic and the other side of the road was travelling at 60mph.

A woman who was inebriated lost control of her car going the other way and initiated a head on collision with the Buick.

The windows were open and my father was thrown out the window and 10 feet from the car.  He was uninjured.  the collapsable steering column did, in fact, collapse, and my grandfather was bruised and broke some bones but survived.  Fortunately my father's infant sister had stayed home with Aunt Mart.

His mother was also injured as was his older brother Gary, but everyone survived the crash.  

Then they got this Plymouth in 1959 (per the license plate) 

#TBT   #throwbackthursday  

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http://www.fbschedules.com/2014/04/2014-college-football-strength-of-schedule-ncaa-method/

2014 College Football Strength of Schedule - NCAA Method

The Arkansas Razorbacks have the toughest 2014 football schedule according to the NCAA's strength of schedule method.

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