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Richard Hay

Staff Engineer: Network Testing, Google Platforms
June 12, 2015 1 comments 3 shares 12 plus ones
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The season for this is coming up...

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June 12, 2015 3 comments 0 shares 21 plus ones
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What selfie?

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June 12, 2015 3 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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Only known picture of the first ever class at AMC, likely taken 1877. My Great Grandfather is in this picture somewhere (Samuel Ernest McAshan, class of 1881). The resolution is so poor that we have not been able to identify him in the picture.

He is likely one of the smaller cadets, as family documentation has him arriving on horseback at age 15.

Now for the best part. A classic tale of tsipper pride.

I went through my entire college/Corps journey not knowing this jewel of legacy ties.

Around year 2000 I started doing some genealogy research and connected with my Father's cousin who's wife has extensive research on the McAshan family.

So you ask, how did my folks never reveal this mammoth piece of legacy history to me???

Wait for it...

My folks are both tsip graduates.

That is all.

#TAMU   #TBT   #Aggies  

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June 12, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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Board of Regents Chairman H.R. 'Bum' Bright and A&M attorneys tried to block the settlement, with Bright claiming women should not be allowed in the band because it would pose a 'threat to national security.'

Sounds somewhat ridiculous through the lens of history

http://www.upi.com/Archives/1985/01/25/Regents-will-appeal-agreement/6665475477200/

Regents will appeal agreement

Texas A&M University will fight a court settlement that includes the Fighting Texas Aggie Band on a list of all-male campus organizations that must be opened...

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June 11, 2015 3 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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Yes yes yes yes 100% yes. It is a part of our heritage as Texas Aggies. It is in the lyrics of the War Hymn. Actors playing happy and triumphant aggie football players are in "The best little whorehouse in Texas". Bonfire was about the burning desire to beat tu. The Texas hex rally was about beating the Aggies. A&M named Bevo.

While Athletic directors and Chairmen of Regents do their best impersonation of 5 year old whiny kids and play small ball like "For me to be great you must be diminished" the people who suffer are the fans who want a HIGH PROFILE OUT OF CONFERENCE matchup that would light up the ratings, fill the stadiums, make lots of money, and give the fans what they want.

Anything else is grandstanding and pussyfooting around. If you have any sense of history and tradition (and A&M is all about that) then the Aggie position should be "Anytime, anywhere" and anyone casting dispersions should zip it unless they are willing to back it up with actions.

#PlayTheGame  

https://twitter.com/dctf/status/609042552746999808

Dave Campbell's TF on Twitter: "Proudly reveal the cover of the 2015 Summer Edition of Dave Campbell's Texas Football! #txhsfb "

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June 11, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 3 plus ones
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In the belly of the whale

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June 11, 2015 6 comments 1 shares 14 plus ones
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When I was young there was no Google

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Corps Values

Corps Values

Alyssa Michalke was recently named the first female commander of Texas A&M’s corps of cadets. It’s been a long time coming.

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June 10, 2015 0 comments 2 shares 3 plus ones
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Play Ingress

How Ingress, Google's Real-World Smartphone Game, Got Me Out of My Shell

Getting out of the house and meeting new people is hard. For a long time, I let inertia limit me to the same neighborhood and daily routine—until I started playing a mobile, augmented-reality game from Google called Ingress. In just a few months, I’ve explored places I’d never seen before, met tons of new and interesting people, and walked hundreds of cumulative miles—all because of a simple video game on my phone.

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June 09, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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Interesting take on the art and brutalist architecture of Texas A&M

The Cult of Memory at Texas A&M

To an outsider, the A&M campus feels unattractive, humorless and a little silly. And yet: there really is a palpable, profoundly likeable sense of honor at the place.

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June 08, 2015 1 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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#BTHOTCU  

Just win baby

#AggieBaseball   #TAMU   #RoadtoOmaha  

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June 07, 2015 2 comments 2 shares 4 plus ones
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Citizens lose in a surveillance state. There are two kinds of surveillance states. Those that abuse their powers and those that will.

http://bananas.liberty.me/youre-a-criminal-in-a-mass-surveillance-world-how-to-not-get-caught/#.VXR_bEd2lUA.facebook

You're a Criminal in a Mass Surveillance World – How to Not Get Caught

In a world of mass surveillance politicians have used law to make us criminals. David Montgomery on how to cut the mass surveillance noose from your neck.

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June 07, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 3 plus ones
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the power of stories

How To Get 300% More People To Read Your Content

When marketers say that stories engage your readers, it’s not fluff - it’s psychology, and it’s incredibly powerful. Here's how to harness it.

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June 07, 2015 3 comments 0 shares 10 plus ones
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Still spring till the solstice on the 21st

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June 06, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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This is about as confrontational as it got...

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June 06, 2015 3 comments 0 shares 9 plus ones
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#TripleCrown   #AmericanPharoah  

http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/american-pharoah-takes-triple-crown-belmont-stakes-win/story?id=31577057

American Pharoah Takes Triple Crown With Belmont Stakes Win

American Pharoah raced to first-place at the Belmont Stakes, taking horse racing's elusive Triple Crown for the first time in more than three decades.
American Pharoah, trained by Bob Baffer and owned by Zayat Stables, is the first horse to win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont since 1978....

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June 06, 2015 0 comments 1 shares 10 plus ones
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Optimus

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http://thenextweb.com/apps/2015/06/05/im-totally-and-irrationally-in-love-with-google-photos/

I’m totally and irrationally in love with Google Photos

When Google announced its new Photos service, I was skeptical.

Why would anyone give their entire photo library to Google, a company infamous for mining data for ads?! How could ...

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+Thomas Hawk and I did shoot the protest, but it turned out to be full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.  Chalk that up to the police strategy of containment and blocking marching in the streets after dark.

#Oakland  

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June 05, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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Yes I backed the kickstarter campaign

Now they are headed to Cannes...

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June 05, 2015 1 comments 1 shares 4 plus ones
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MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) - A recycling center in the Silicon Valley is looking for a woman who dropped off an old Apple computer that turned out to be a collectible item worth $200,000.

Victor Gichun of Clean Bay Area says the woman dropped off boxes of electronics that she had cleaned out from her garage after her husband died.

She didn't want a tax receipt or leave her contact information, and it wasn't until a few weeks later that workers at the recycling center opened the boxes to discover an Apple I (one) computer inside.

The San Jose Mercury News reports it was one of only about 200 first-generation Apple computers made in 1976.

Gichun sold the computer to a private collection, and he wants to split the proceeds with the mystery donor.

(The video on local Tulsa news showed signature of the "Woz")  

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June 04, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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93 days til Fightin' Texas Aggie Football kicks off!!!!!!!!! !!!

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June 04, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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Well I guess the hell of years of emails from the TCU athletic department asking if you wanna buy tickets for xyz event are worth it if the Aggies make it to Omaha...

http://tamu.247sports.com/Bolt/Super-Regional-at-TCU-could-feel-like-AM-home-games-37594039

#TAMU   #TAMUBaseball   #TAMUvTCU   #NCAABaseball   #SuperReginal   #RoadtoOmaha  

Super Regional at TCU could feel like A&M home games

Texas A&M fans were disappointed after the NCAA baseball tournament selection show when TCU received a top eight national seed while the...

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June 04, 2015 2 comments 0 shares 3 plus ones
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Check out @SBNationCFB's Tweet: https://twitter.com/SBNationCFB/status/606099780381646849?s=09

SB✯Nation CFB on Twitter

“According to Facebook data, the fanbases with the highest percentage of alumni. http://t.co/E2XtPPuKVY”

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June 04, 2015 1 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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So in the 2012 documentary "Particle Fever" the said the LHC would fire up full power again in 2014.

So that slipped a year.

But it is here now.

Prepare for new scientific discoveries

http://m.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/large-hadron-collider-is-cranking-up-again-prepare-to-have-your-mind-blown-20150603-ghfktm.html

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May 29, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 5 plus ones
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Coming up

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May 28, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 7 plus ones
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So this about covers it for me

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May 27, 2015 0 comments 1 shares 4 plus ones
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State of the Internet

2015 Internet Trends Report

2015 Internet Trends Report | Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers

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May 26, 2015 3 comments 0 shares 3 plus ones
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The Senate is debating reauthorizing massive privacy violations and "fishing expedition" monitoring in violation of the 4th Amendment.
 
There is NO justification for a surveillance state.  Is it easier to catch terrorists this way? Sure.  Is it legal?  Not even close.

End it now.

http://anewdomain.net/2013/08/04/nsa-prism-protest-pentagon-papers-leaker-ellsberg-speaks-photo-gallery/

NSA PRISM Protest, Pentagon Papers Leaker Ellsberg Speaks, Photo Gallery

Our Richard Hay on the San Francisco NSA PRISM Protest -- photo gallery, plus in-depth coverage of the event, including remarks from Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg. They called it 1984 Day ...

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May 23, 2015 1 comments 1 shares 4 plus ones
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I bet +Natalie Villalobos​ is at the Grace Hopper Conference in Houston in October

Exclusive: Google I/O attracts more women

SAN FRANCISCO — Even in an industry overrun by men, the lack of women attending major confabs for software developers is a bit shocking. Technology conferences are overrun by men.

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May 21, 2015 2 comments 0 shares 9 plus ones
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Here is a shot of it from the 1940s when it was brand new...

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May 20, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 8 plus ones
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Inside Stan

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May 19, 2015 2 comments 0 shares 8 plus ones
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Online Summer Camp for Kids
makercamp.com

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May 19, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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My guess is the overhead fans were to create the shimmer effect

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May 19, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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In close you can see the Sequins

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May 19, 2015 1 comments 0 shares 7 plus ones
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who knew that movie was steampunk before there was steampunk 

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May 19, 2015 2 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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Selling Ice Cream

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May 19, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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So I see a Wolf Paw, a distorted Union Jack, a distorted Stars and Stripes, all on a metal cut that is on fire.

Different

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May 19, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 6 plus ones
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Possessed

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Inside the Maker Faire

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May 19, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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Summary Video of #MakerFaire2015  in San Mateo, CA

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May 18, 2015 7 comments 2 shares 7 plus ones
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Lock Man

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This is cool

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Cool Armor

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The robot programmed to perform an homage to Bishop's knife maneuver in Aliens (with Hudson)

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Pretty cool business card laser etched before your eyes

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Big Wheel

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May 18, 2015 1 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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+TWiT was at +Maker Faire interviewing +Taliver Heath for +The New Screen Savers airing next Saturday

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