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Richard Hay

Staff Engineer: Network Testing, Google Platforms
March 08, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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And A&M is partnering with the University of Texas

How about that.   #GoScience  

http://www.theeagle.com/news/local/texas-a-m-takes-another-step-to-help-build-world/article_ec1a20b9-d066-55b0-8342-5a0036dbe923.html

Texas A&M takes another step to help build world's largest telescope in Chile

Texas A&M's role in the construction of the world's largest telescope took another step forward last month when the Board of Regents approved $50 million in support for the Giant Magellan Telescope construction.

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March 08, 2015 1 comments 0 shares 7 plus ones
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Have directors playing Russian egg roulette

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It washes out

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Google Garage

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Color powder on the lens...

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Colorful

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After the Holi Fest there was dancing

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March 07, 2015 11 comments 3 shares 31 plus ones
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Google Holi

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Happy Holi

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Stay tuned for the picture later in the day after the Holi Festival color bombing...

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Starts out looking like the Sahara but quickly morphs into a drone view of Lake Tahoe

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Permission slip to go to Houston to get glasses fixed. 

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March 04, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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Like the line in Fools Rush in only that was Nevada/Arizona (also is not actually on the Hoover Dam)

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March 04, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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Why is Ryan Kreider not running for Yell Leader? He would totally win

Yell Leader Special Election - Elections Online

An Aggie does not lie, cheat, or steal, or tolerate those who do. By voting online, I acknowledge that all information I have supplied is truthful to the best of my knowledge. Falsifying information is a violation of the Aggie Honor Code; violators will be referred to the Aggie Honor System ...

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March 04, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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Fiddlesticks

Data Monopolists Like Google Are Threatening the Economy

To keep competition alive, we need new anti-trust laws.

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March 04, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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Check out @skhanjr's Tweet: https://twitter.com/skhanjr/status/572929710298013698?s=09

Sam Khan Jr. on Twitter: "@WeBleedMaroon @Conner_McQueen Just for you, I got Conner smacking Kyle upside the head "

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March 03, 2015 1 comments 0 shares 7 plus ones
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However will I get from the TechStop building with the Firepole to the Google Platforms Networking building?

If only there were a hole in the fence to save me from having to walk 100 feet to go around

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March 02, 2015 10 comments 1 shares 42 plus ones
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Honestly the whole rig makes me want to spin to see if I can make it into the showcase showdown

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March 02, 2015 1 comments 0 shares 7 plus ones
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Android Samurai

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Tesla!!!

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March 02, 2015 12 comments 0 shares 7 plus ones
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The best product in the history of ever

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March 02, 2015 1 comments 0 shares 4 plus ones
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Construction around my building for the next 5 years...

http://youtu.be/z3v4rIG8kQA

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March 02, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 4 plus ones
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To every man there openeth
A Way, and Ways, and a Way,
And the High Soul climbs the High Way,
And the Low Soul gropes the Low,
And in between, on the misty flats,
To rest drift to and fro.
But to every man there openeth
A High Way, and a Low.
And every man decideth
The way his soul shall go.

John Oxenham

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March 01, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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The Way

The Way by John Oxenham

I came across this poem from a 19th century English poet, William Dunkerley, writing under the pseudonym John Oxenham. Eloquently written, the poem's message transcends the ages. We have choices in...

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February 27, 2015 1 comments 0 shares 11 plus ones
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LED Chandilier 

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February 27, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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Now I can share another segment of the #DogsOfGoogle  

#FidoFriday  

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February 27, 2015 2 comments 0 shares 3 plus ones
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Is the Golden Gate Bridge the most iconic architectural bridge in the world?

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February 26, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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Tongue in cheek clearly

Native American Council Offers Amnesty to 240 Million Undocumented Whites

The Native American National Council will offer amnesty to the estimated 240 million illegal white immigrants living in the United States. At a meeting on Friday in Taos, New Mexico, Native American leaders weighed a handful of proposals about the future of the United State’s large, i…

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February 26, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 12 plus ones
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Google Platforms Ski Trip

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February 26, 2015 3 comments 0 shares 9 plus ones
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+Leo Deegan​ and +Derek Kind​ are the worst photo booth users evaaaa

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February 25, 2015 1 comments 0 shares 6 plus ones
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130 years ago today, Chester Nimitz was born in Fredericksburg. Little did anyone know that this boy from a small Texas Hill Country town would grow up to become Commander in Chief of the United States Pacific Fleet during World War II. Here's a photo of Chester in the Naval Academy at the age of 20, back in 1905. Salute!

h/t Traces of Texas

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February 25, 2015 3 comments 1 shares 16 plus ones
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I replaced it and charged it up overnight and bonzai, works like a champion

#AndroidG1 #FirstAndroid #Firmware1.1 #MuseumPiece

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February 24, 2015 0 comments 1 shares 34 plus ones
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Yes it does

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February 24, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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http://www.beesweetlemonade.com/about/

I got stung by a bee. Twice.
  
Then my Great Granny Helen, who lives in Cameron, South Carolina, sent my family a 1940's cookbook, which included her special recipe for Flaxseed Lemonade. 

Add honey to the flaxseed lemonade recipe and viola...

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February 24, 2015 11 comments 0 shares 23 plus ones
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p.s. - I picked up the discarded coffee cup

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February 24, 2015 3 comments 0 shares 22 plus ones
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All tied up

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February 24, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 7 plus ones
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Ran into +Linda Besh​ (Portalyst)

Recharged and got a couple capsules and some gear

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February 23, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/google-teams-wireless-carriers-combat-apple-pay-29166545

Google Teams up With 3 Wireless Carriers to Combat Apple Pay

Aiming to undercut Apple's latest hit service, Google is teaming up with three major U.S. wireless carriers to prod more people into using its mobile wallet. The counterattack announced Monday is just the latest example of how the competition between Google Inc. and Apple Inc. is extending...

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February 23, 2015 0 comments 1 shares 3 plus ones
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Productive

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February 23, 2015 5 comments 0 shares 6 plus ones
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Michael Keaton - lost
Imitation Game - lost
Meryl Streep - lost
"Everything is Awesome" - lost
NPH - meh

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February 22, 2015 1 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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So from a macro economic perspective it is clear that in an agrarian economy most people work hard to sustain crops and get survival as a reward.

The industrial revolution led to large scale manufacturing economies where hard working workers could rise and succeed without lots of education and the rise of a powerful middle class. Seems like the manufacturing economies in the 20th century had a more equitable impact of the lives of the participants.

Sure there were monopolies but there were also labor unions.

And then manufacturing went global and tariffs and trade were expanded so the industry flowed to where labor was the cheapest. A race to the bottom. Has to do with the population explosion and oversupply of labor drives down the value of the labor.

So in the U.S. we entered a service economy, a digital economy, a post industrial economy.

Suddenly you have companies who work to secure and exploit intellectual property and patents to monetize.

A priesthood cadre of workers have the internal knowledge to further the meta goals of the corporation.

But the new corporate leaders do not hire massive numbers of workers. Google has less than 60,000 full time employees in the world.

Compare that to the Postal Service of the United States which employs over 600,00. Or FedEx with 400,000. Or Walmart with over a million. Or AT&T with 400,000.

And yes, as one of those workers it is troubling because you realize that as you automate and implement computer assisted solutions it disrupts existing businesses (which is a nice way of saying it makes other companies obsolete and renders there work force jobless)

Enlightened self interest would dictate that in a democracy the number of people working for technology company x are dwarfed by the compliment of that set. If you get too disruptive the democratically elected representatives voted in by the compliment of the set of tech workers votes to make your enterprise illegal.

Google and tech’s elite are living in a parallel universe | John Naughton

The gap between the richly rewarded few of tech firms and banks and the rest of us is growing wider. Blame the digital revolution…

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February 22, 2015 2 comments 3 shares 5 plus ones
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Fascinating podcast about the post civil war development of modern day American Football and the role played by Carlyle Academy in Pennsylvania which was founded to assimilate Native American children in the development of the game

American Football

The most popular sport in the US is savage, creative, brutal & balletic. Love it or loathe it, it’s a touchstone of the American identity. ;

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February 22, 2015 1 comments 0 shares 4 plus ones
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How Boba Fett escaped the Sarlaac???

Detailed LEGO Diorama Shows How Boba Fett Escaped the Sarlacc « Nerdist

Boba Fett met his doom upon the sands of Tatooine in Return of the Jedi. He fell into the Great Pit of Carkoon into the mouth of the fearful and if we’re being honest, really gross, Sarlacc. It’s…

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February 21, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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I was introduced to Photoshop in 1995 so 5 years after it's 1990 introduction.

I was a Windows user so I am not sure if Photoshop was initially Apple only software and maybe I was using the early Windows versions.

Felt new at the time...

PCMAG

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February 21, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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Aggie Band Commander
2014 - 2015

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February 20, 2015 0 comments 1 shares 7 plus ones
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Google Maps: Getting Started: http://youtu.be/2o9OBeq5gnA

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February 20, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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Bikes

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http://store.steelcase.com/products/campfire-personal-table/

Campfire Personal Table

A personal table that has the wherewithal to be an all-the-time table. Sit where you want and use the Campfire Personal Table to bring the work to you.

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February 20, 2015 0 comments 1 shares 5 plus ones
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Karma

Matt Buckland on Twitter

“Karma - the guy who pushed past me on the tube and then suggested I go F myself just arrived for his interview...with me...”

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