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Charlie Collins has been at 2 events

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Google Developers1,846,482Google I/O is an annual developer conference featuring highly technical, in-depth sessions, and showcasing the latest from Google's product teams and partners.Google I/O 20132013-05-14 23:00:005065 
Vic Gundotra7,002,152Join us for a night of interactive simulations, hands-on experiences and live musical performances from Train and Paul Oakenfold.If you’re attending, make sure to grab the latest Google+ app for your Android phone and turn on Party Mode to share your experience with the world. #io12Google I/O After Hours with Train and Paul Oakenfold!2012-06-27 19:00:002654 

Charlie Collins has been shared in 30 public circles

AuthorFollowersDateUsers in CircleCommentsReshares+1Links
George Clark13,602Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:*If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.  Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks#sharedcircle #Collaborate #Collaboration #Communications #Consulting #Cooperative #Creative #Creativity #CRM #Crowdfunding #Data #DataAnalysis #Democracy #Design #traditionalmidicine #Developer #Development #Diversity #DIY #Earthship #Economics #Education #Emerging #Energy #Engineering #Entrepreneur #Entrepreneurship #Environment #Farming #Fermentation #Twitter #Finance 2015-01-07 07:10:100141728
Kenneth Nicholson12,173This circle contains people who are very active on Google+.People in this Circle are top google+ engagers and great resharers. These are people that will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. I highly suggest adding each person in this Circle to your circles as they are likely to interact with you.If you want to continue or wish to get in the next version, please complete 1-4 below.INSTRUCTIONS1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already.2. +1 this circle.3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Comment to inform me that you have done the above three things.#themecircle #magnetixcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleoftheday #circlemeup #addcircle #bestcircle #coolcircle #cookies #sharedcircles #ripplescircle #follow4follow #followme #engagerscircle #publicsharedcircles #circlegeek #sharedcircleoftheday2014-12-23 11:21:23494213146
Ryan Johnson19,323This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #Sharedcircles #circleshare #publiccircle #followme #public #sharedpubliccircles #circleoftheday #circleall #circlecircle #circleday #Colombia  2014-11-27 11:17:05479454473
George Clark9,475This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle   #Sharedcircles   #circleshare  #publiccircle   #followme   #public #sharedpubliccircles   #circleoftheday #circleall #circlecircle #circleday  #circleme   #circlenetwork   #circleoftheweek #circleplus   #circleshare   #rikacircles  #circletoday   #circleup  #circleyoushare2014-10-24 07:24:06500493656
Becky Collins15,853Exceptional Smartphones and Tablets Mobile Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-08-28 05:24:404413111
Alex Maxham109,483Haven't shared a circle in a while, so here's my Android circle :)2013-12-21 01:23:19229307
Kyle Salewski19,554*Android Shared Circle*On the verge of the newest Android release (hopefully coming any day now) I'd like to share my go-to circle of Android users, fans, and gurus. If you want to know the latest and greatest news, leaks, updates, and helpful info on Android, or just follow other people that like Android too - ADD THIS CIRCLE! :)+1 and share it too!If you were notified about this circle, that means you are in it!Link for mobile users: https://plus.google.com/105937359144973983227/posts/VnUtzPLibeF#sharedcircles   #android   #kitkat   #androidfan  2013-10-24 19:16:26206251356
Kyle Salewski10,560Circle of great Android Users/Developers/FansIf you want to follow some great people who also happen to be fans of Android and tech, look no further. Add this circle and share it on.I know there are communities now for everything that you can think of, but sometimes a good old circle share is nice. Enjoy! #android   #nexus   #circleshare   #circles  2013-03-05 00:29:021861119
Cliff Wade8,116This is my Android #2 circle. Again, most of these folks should be quite active. I recommend you circle everyone in this circle and the one I shared previously. Again, this is per a request by +Jesse Wojdylo And if you wish to be added to an Android circle, please comment and let me know.2012-11-19 22:06:24277312
Cliff Wade7,170This is my Android circle #2 for #FollowFriday . Everyone needs to follow these folks because they are awesome and of course because they are Android folks! :) 2012-08-24 15:02:58246424
Andrew Jackson0#SharedCircles   My contribution to Shared Circles DayAndroid Developers  2012-08-17 12:47:17152002
Amanda Blain1,772,551*Android Circle*This circle is my creme de la cream of Android.  Developers, Google Employees, Droid Forum managers, Roms, Tech writers, Brand pages and much more...The circle has been cleaned of non-active posters, and these people interact. If you love android, tell me about it and i'll i might add you to the next round. If you're in this circle..  you don't have to but why not share the android circle love around.. ;)#android #androiddevelopers   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleday  Mobile(open in browser link): https://plus.google.com/107982618909749811163/posts/9GDts7qy98p2012-08-16 22:34:041729732140
Jon Laslow0I have a few new Android-related followers, so I'm going to share my Circle of Interesting Android People. If you're new to G+, check them out!2012-08-14 00:08:39177101
Robert Warren115+Andre VanDross and anyone else who might want to add it here is 500 from my +Android Enthusiasts circle. There are some great peeps in this circle who share some good info! Google would only let me share 500 of the 969 I have in that circle. Enjoy!2012-08-10 01:27:26500728
Kelvin Williams3,027+Zack Myers Here's the first 500 out of the circle.(For anyone else--didn't meant to share Publicly--this circle contains people who live in Metro-Atlanta)2012-07-08 04:34:04500403
Amanda Blain1,426,382*Android Circle*This circle is my creme de la cream of Android. Developers, Google Employees, Droid Forum managers, Roms, Tech writers, Brand pages, Fans and much more... All about Android.The circle has been cleaned of non-active posters, and these people interact and post about android. If you love android, tell me about it and i'll add you to the next round. If you're in this circle..  you don't have to but why not share the android circle love around.. ;)#android #androiddevelopers  Mobile: https://plus.google.com/107982618909749811163/posts/XF7m1qVWe952012-06-20 03:18:4915010234106
Tony Simons9,316Here are a SHIT-TON of #Android Fanatics...Add them all now and then re-share the circle. Or we'll send little green robots to destroy your neighborhood.2012-04-19 21:16:544991916
Tony Simons8,910Check out this wonderful circle full of Android fanatics.This is an amazing group of people who actively post about all things Android related.If you're on #TeamAndroid , help us out by pressing that share button!2012-04-13 04:49:304994116
Ian Stacy1,279So to my real life friends +Josh Lowery +Nicholas Maynor +J.D. Lonick +jay crawford:You guys are using Google Plus wrong. I will now share to you the secrets to my success.This is part 1/? of my circles that I will share.This one is my Android circle, though people like +Amanda Blain and +Gordon Murphy have lots of other interesting non-Android stuff to share. Good place to start for the tech minded person.2012-04-11 21:31:58406801
Derek Ross16,474Ultimate Android Community Curated Shared CircleAll users in this list were submitted by fans of the community here: http://goo.gl/aCkaWThis list is full of Android developers, bloggers, manufacturers, pages, fans, community celebrities and most importantly, everyday +Android Enthusiasts like you and me. If you're in this Circle, share the Android love, share this Circle of Android awesomeness.Original Post: http://goo.gl/aCkaWWe've reached the 500 user limit. Any names added to the original post list from now on will be added to a second circle. See someone that isn't in this list and should be? Visit the original post and join the game of tag. #CircleSunday2012-03-19 01:15:28500345145
Amanda Blain684,475*Android Circle*This circle is my creme de la cream of Android. Developers, Google Employees, Droid Forum managers, Tech writers, Brand pages, Fans and much more... All about Android.The circle has been cleaned of non-active posters, and these people interact and post about android. If you love android, tell me about it and i'll add you to the next round. If you're in this circle.. share the android love around.. ;)#android #androiddevelopers Mobile: https://plus.google.com/107982618909749811163/posts/2MgYqDGupuR2012-02-29 04:49:3975842183
Van Riper10,797GTUG Organizers CircleMy latest and greatest #GTUG Organizers circle. If you are a listed organizer on gtugs.org and you don't see yourself in this circle, then add a comment and include a link to your chapter listing on gtugs.org. Once I verify your listing, I'll add you to this circle for the next time I share it.It is also important to be in my circle of #GTUG Organizers in order to get invites to the GTUG Hangouts On Air that I run from time to time. Like this recent one with +Carol Smith about the Google Summer of Code program:Google Summer of Code Hangout with Carol Smith2012-02-29 01:51:24423311
Van Riper10,666GTUG Organizers CircleMy latest and greatest circle of GTUG Organizers after doing all the updates requested yesterday. Limiting membership to organizers of listed chapters. If you think you belong in this circle and are not, then comment and provide link to your chapter listing on http://www.gtugs.org for verification. Thanks!2012-02-22 18:22:013521747
Nils Hitze9,776My #gtug Circle, also with the 24 i gained by adding +Van Riper's #gtug Circle :)2012-02-22 09:00:44381010
Van Riper10,646GTUG Organizers' CircleThis is my circle of GTUG organizers that I know of on G+. If you belong in this circle and don't see yourself there, then let me know or simply comment on this share to that effect.Please Note: In order to see the hangout invites from me for the GTUG organizer hangouts, you need to add me to your circles too. If you are expecting a hangout and are not seeing the invite in your stream, you might want to visit mine because you should definitely see it when viewing the posts section of my profile.2012-02-21 21:28:3831050526
Paul Bennett3,019Presenting my curated list of Android Developers!If you have a shared circle of android developers that you have vetted, please link to it in the comments. Of course, if you are an android developer that is not in this list, please comment as well.I encourage anyone who adds this circle to also share this post with your stream. #androiddev #Circles #SharedCircles2012-02-01 17:31:24218533
Jake Southers2,490Android Peeps in one way or another....Jake Southers shared a circle with you.2011-10-13 15:08:595001026
Juan Gabriel Calderón-Pérez0My Android Circle mainly Android Developers and Android Google employees. If you wish to be added leave a comment below.Juan Gabriel Calderón-Pérez shared a circle with you.2011-09-29 08:37:5694402
Björn Lindahl263Here's my Android developer circle which originate from the post +John Hostile did a while ago that started to list Android developers here on G+. The circle have been extended with people I've come across that mention they are Anddoid devs in their About page. If you feel that someone is missing or you feel that you shouldn't be on this list, give me a heads up in the comment. Here's Johns post if you're interestedhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/104570711580136846518/posts/CECXy1zgn7FBjörn Lindahl shared a circle with you.2011-09-27 07:10:091491208
David Shellabarger4,204Android PeepsHere is a huge circle of people interested in Android. Some of them are developers or journalists but most of them are just Android fans.Add +John Brooks too. David Shellabarger shared a circle with you.2011-09-27 00:24:1924345717

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2014-11-01 20:40:25 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

The boneyard.

Don't lie, you have the same drawer, it's not just me.

Most reshares: 3

2014-11-22 13:06:24 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Garrick Toubassi, Engineering Director, takes you behind-the-scenes of the development of Inbox. Be forewarned that the following post has much more technical mumbo-jumbo than our normal fare.

Most plusones: 24

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2014-11-23 14:30:20 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

After years of being in pieces in my garage, it runs. It finally runs.  

I found this thing in the trash 5-6 years ago with the engine locked up. The piston was so fried that I had to saw the connecting rod in two to get the engine apart (it was basically forged/welded together). I replaced the connecting rod and rebuilt crank, then got a new cylinder and piston and rebuilt the head/cam/valves. Next I redid the bottom end, went through everything to check specs, cleaned it, and replaced all seals/gaskets/bolts. Then I rebuilt the clutch and the generator and replaced the points, timed it, and soldered a new condenser on to the coil. Finally I cleaned and kitted the carb (and used electrolysis to clean the inside of the tank). First kick it started. It runs rough with a small backfire at low RPM (sounds too lean on pilot circuit), but it runs. Once it's dialed in I plan to take it BACK... more »

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2015-01-27 14:32:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

"Rest assured, the controversies we have regarding these subjects are not scientific, and therefore they do not belong in a science class."

Exactly +John Timmer​, nice article. 

"Rest assured, the controversies we have regarding these subjects are not scientific, and therefore they do not belong in a science class."

Exactly +John Timmer​, nice article. ___

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2015-01-23 19:05:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Another day at the office.

Another day at the office.___

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2015-01-23 19:03:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

One of the things I remember about Florida. When I moved to FL as an 8-9 year old kid I was amazed by all the reptiles.

One of the things I remember about Florida. When I moved to FL as an 8-9 year old kid I was amazed by all the reptiles.___

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2015-01-23 13:48:05 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Someone doesn't understand the net part of net neutrality.

Someone doesn't understand the net part of net neutrality.___

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2015-01-18 03:06:31 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

FullStory is the future of web analytics.

Next they need to hire somebody to work on supporting native Android apps and something like viewtreeobserver to capture a similar type of data that can recreate and index the entire session. (And iOS of course.)

Doing manual analytics all over the place is a HUGE pain and huge overhead/cost. You would not believe how much time is spent on that and we still end up with fairly dubious data IMO.

If only +Joel Webber​ and +Bruce Johnson​ knew somebody who knew Android stuff and was a generally good dude who might be a cultural fit too, hmmmm. ;)

I've had several people ask me about what +FullStory actually does, so I thought I'd do a quick post to try and explain it a bit. I realize we haven't done the best job communicating this as yet -- we're working on some fairly significant UI and infrastructure changes, and will be updating https://www.fullstory.com/ with a clearer explanation of the service when that's done. We also have plans to make it much easier to try out.

But in the meantime, I can at least demo how playback works. If you follow the link below, you'll see a "playback only" version of the FullStory UI that shows me attempting to use Squarespace (nice app, btw -- I'd never seen it until this morning). Normally, of course, you'd be recording your own web app/site, but I needed something pretty to show off :)

Here's what you're seeing: This looks sort of like a video, but it's actually reconstructing the DOM and user-interactions in the browser. This is an important distinction, because it allows us to search and analyze all the details of the content, site structure, and user interactions. So you can, for example, search for "all logged in users, using Firefox in Latvia, who've clicked on the 'x' button that closes your error dialog". That last bit ("clicked on...") is the most important part -- you can't get that kind of detail without either recording everything or wiring up analytics events manually. We've just barely begun to scratch the surface of this sort of analysis, though, and it's going to be a fun space to explore!

Here's the link: http://goo.gl/7lQD11

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. And if you think people you know might be interested in this, please feel free to share :)___FullStory is the future of web analytics.

Next they need to hire somebody to work on supporting native Android apps and something like viewtreeobserver to capture a similar type of data that can recreate and index the entire session. (And iOS of course.)

Doing manual analytics all over the place is a HUGE pain and huge overhead/cost. You would not believe how much time is spent on that and we still end up with fairly dubious data IMO.

If only +Joel Webber​ and +Bruce Johnson​ knew somebody who knew Android stuff and was a generally good dude who might be a cultural fit too, hmmmm. ;)

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2015-01-16 20:39:26 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Yeah because before he recanted you didn't already know this was nonsense, sure.

Yeah because before he recanted you didn't already know this was nonsense, sure.___

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2015-01-15 17:24:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I had the same question as this guy: http://superuser.com/questions/538061/how-can-homebrew-print-a-beer-mug-in-terminal

Turns out there is a unicode beer mug ;). U+1F37A 

I had the same question as this guy: http://superuser.com/questions/538061/how-can-homebrew-print-a-beer-mug-in-terminal

Turns out there is a unicode beer mug ;). U+1F37A ___

2015-01-14 16:57:38 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Another get off my lawn moment:

Email is for text. Text with punctuation in a professional setting. Cut the HTML shit out, and silly fonts, and spell words properly, and please use punctuation. A question mark actually conveys meaning. 

A giant purple Barney font, and complete lack of punctuation is super annoying. And, no question marks mean I didn't know you asked a question. If you're waiting on me to answer, and you didn't actually ask, you might be waiting a long time. 

Another get off my lawn moment:

Email is for text. Text with punctuation in a professional setting. Cut the HTML shit out, and silly fonts, and spell words properly, and please use punctuation. A question mark actually conveys meaning. 

A giant purple Barney font, and complete lack of punctuation is super annoying. And, no question marks mean I didn't know you asked a question. If you're waiting on me to answer, and you didn't actually ask, you might be waiting a long time. ___

2015-01-13 20:11:02 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Now all of the sudden Republicans give a shit about who visits France and why? Really? Guys, remember all your "Freedom Fries" bullshit, and your "they've never won any wars anyway" ignorant blather (that one is particularly amusing to me considering the fucking American Revolution), and so on?

I mean you guys are the kings of fake outrage, but this is taking it to a new level, bravo (uh, that means well done, in fancy French).  

Now all of the sudden Republicans give a shit about who visits France and why? Really? Guys, remember all your "Freedom Fries" bullshit, and your "they've never won any wars anyway" ignorant blather (that one is particularly amusing to me considering the fucking American Revolution), and so on?

I mean you guys are the kings of fake outrage, but this is taking it to a new level, bravo (uh, that means well done, in fancy French).  ___

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2015-01-13 04:34:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Mile High Stallions won the fantasy season this year so I get to host the awesome Halep Cup!

(A small consolation over the poor showing of the actual Broncos, who likely won't have that kind of talent on a team again in a long time.)

Mile High Stallions won the fantasy season this year so I get to host the awesome Halep Cup!

(A small consolation over the poor showing of the actual Broncos, who likely won't have that kind of talent on a team again in a long time.)___

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2015-01-13 01:27:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

ESPN Gem of the Day: First comment here -- http://espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs/2014/story/_/id/12154238/peyton-manning-denver-broncos-played-torn-right-quad-last-month-season

"That's nothing. Jay Cutler has been playing totally blind since 2012." 

ESPN Gem of the Day: First comment here -- http://espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs/2014/story/_/id/12154238/peyton-manning-denver-broncos-played-torn-right-quad-last-month-season

"That's nothing. Jay Cutler has been playing totally blind since 2012." ___

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2015-01-12 14:50:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

#WorkSmarter 

#WorkSmarter ___

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2015-01-12 14:42:28 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Speaking of bundling crap and my get off my lawn posts last week...

Speaking of bundling crap and my get off my lawn posts last week...___

2015-01-10 01:39:52 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

When did everyone's jeans become bedazzled?

I am at an event tonight and everyone has shiny jewels and patterns on their asses, men and women. I missed the memo, thankfully. 

When did everyone's jeans become bedazzled?

I am at an event tonight and everyone has shiny jewels and patterns on their asses, men and women. I missed the memo, thankfully. ___

2015-01-09 18:57:46 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

I just called a guy in Ireland who has the same name as me and told him that his email address is NOT charliecollins@<domain>.com, because that is my email address.

I said, cool name and all mate, but you need to figure out how email works. I now have all your upcoming travel details (just sent to me by Aer Lingus) and I've been getting financial stuff and appointments that are yours for a long time. Each time I try to reply to the place and or all your friends that are CC'd (to have them tell you to cut it out), but it doesn't stop -- so finally I called. 

Guy was nice enough, and said his email is supposed to be charliecollins34 or something or other. I said yeah, make sure to use those numbers from now on, this is getting old. 

cheers
The real Charlie Collins ;)

I just called a guy in Ireland who has the same name as me and told him that his email address is NOT charliecollins@<domain>.com, because that is my email address.

I said, cool name and all mate, but you need to figure out how email works. I now have all your upcoming travel details (just sent to me by Aer Lingus) and I've been getting financial stuff and appointments that are yours for a long time. Each time I try to reply to the place and or all your friends that are CC'd (to have them tell you to cut it out), but it doesn't stop -- so finally I called. 

Guy was nice enough, and said his email is supposed to be charliecollins34 or something or other. I said yeah, make sure to use those numbers from now on, this is getting old. 

cheers
The real Charlie Collins ;)___

2015-01-09 15:59:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Yesterday I called out Microsoft for trying to cram unwanted crap into an install, so today I'd be remiss if I didn't say Oracle, you suck too. I had to use another thing for work on an unfamiliar machine (long story, drive problems), and it ended up trying to run an applet (shudder, if your software requires an Applet in 2015 you are also a clown -- I'm looking at you Cisco).

So I had to go hit the Java installer -- no Oracle, fuck no, I don't want the "Ask Search" bar just because I'm trying to run an applet. Can we all just stop this shit please? Yeah, I know, you've heard this lame rant before, but come on, it's 2015 now and we're still trying to cram shit into search bars and so on?

If nobody is downloading and installing your software it's because NOBODY WANTS YOUR SHITTY SOFTWARE, not because they aren't sure how to get it. Thus... more »

Yesterday I called out Microsoft for trying to cram unwanted crap into an install, so today I'd be remiss if I didn't say Oracle, you suck too. I had to use another thing for work on an unfamiliar machine (long story, drive problems), and it ended up trying to run an applet (shudder, if your software requires an Applet in 2015 you are also a clown -- I'm looking at you Cisco).

So I had to go hit the Java installer -- no Oracle, fuck no, I don't want the "Ask Search" bar just because I'm trying to run an applet. Can we all just stop this shit please? Yeah, I know, you've heard this lame rant before, but come on, it's 2015 now and we're still trying to cram shit into search bars and so on?

If nobody is downloading and installing your software it's because NOBODY WANTS YOUR SHITTY SOFTWARE, not because they aren't sure how to get it. Thus you sneakily bundling it with stuff people must have or do want, and making it an opt OUT shell game to NOT install it is total douchebaggery. I know we all know this, but just to say it out loud, to all the suits in your marketing meeting who forced you to include this crap, and the execs who allowed it, this isn't real market share, it's just aggravation, and, you suck.___

2015-01-08 18:44:14 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Microsoft, I was forced to download Skype because of a particular business department at my company, and I can't figure out how to just use it online, so no, fuck no, I don't want to make "msn" my home page, just let me use Skype. 

Microsoft, I was forced to download Skype because of a particular business department at my company, and I can't figure out how to just use it online, so no, fuck no, I don't want to make "msn" my home page, just let me use Skype. ___

2015-01-08 15:40:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.eff.actioncenter

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/12/sorry-iphone-users-apples-dev-agreement-means-no-eff-mobile-app-iphone

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.eff.actioncenter

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/12/sorry-iphone-users-apples-dev-agreement-means-no-eff-mobile-app-iphone___

2015-01-08 15:28:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/compute-stick/intel-compute-stick.html

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/compute-stick/intel-compute-stick.html___

2015-01-08 15:15:53 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Peoples, it's 2015, and we still haven't figured out how to support "special characters" in passwords at banks and financial institutions -- and you want flying cars? 

Peoples, it's 2015, and we still haven't figured out how to support "special characters" in passwords at banks and financial institutions -- and you want flying cars? ___

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2015-01-08 14:09:30 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

When it's 15 degrees in ATL the football moves indoor. 

When it's 15 degrees in ATL the football moves indoor. ___

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2014-12-30 21:05:33 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

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2014-12-30 21:02:44 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Daughter got a fancy camera for Christmas, for better quality silly selfies, of course. 

Daughter got a fancy camera for Christmas, for better quality silly selfies, of course. ___

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2014-12-12 19:54:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Peoples, if you want a really super cool xmas gift for somebody who appreciates craftsmanship and quality, hit Nick Offerman's woodshop: http://offermanwoodshop.com/product-category/kindlin/

#ronswansonapproved  

Peoples, if you want a really super cool xmas gift for somebody who appreciates craftsmanship and quality, hit Nick Offerman's woodshop: http://offermanwoodshop.com/product-category/kindlin/

#ronswansonapproved  ___

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2014-12-10 21:12:53 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2014-12-10 15:21:37 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Time for another long cord-cutting post!

It looks like there are some speed bumps on the way to HBO finally getting a streaming service all us poor, unwashed, cable-less masses can use (http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/12/hbo-cto-resigns-as-platform-for-standalone-streaming-service-scrapped/).

In a nutshell, it appears that HBO Go was kind of a mess, and they were building something to replace it. There was a team in Seattle managing both of these projects, run by an ex-Microsoft manager. Said manager was apparently both screwing up the new project, and playing ugly corporate politics with HBO Go to grow the Seattle office further. Once the whole thing finally fell apart, he "resigned" and HBO contracted with Major League Baseball to run the service for them.

MLB, wut?! Well, it turns out that they've gotten quite good at handling large-scale streaming... more »

Time for another long cord-cutting post!

It looks like there are some speed bumps on the way to HBO finally getting a streaming service all us poor, unwashed, cable-less masses can use (http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/12/hbo-cto-resigns-as-platform-for-standalone-streaming-service-scrapped/).

In a nutshell, it appears that HBO Go was kind of a mess, and they were building something to replace it. There was a team in Seattle managing both of these projects, run by an ex-Microsoft manager. Said manager was apparently both screwing up the new project, and playing ugly corporate politics with HBO Go to grow the Seattle office further. Once the whole thing finally fell apart, he "resigned" and HBO contracted with Major League Baseball to run the service for them.

MLB, wut?! Well, it turns out that they've gotten quite good at handling large-scale streaming services, and are also handling all of ESPN's streaming video, along with many other (not all sports-related) services. So good on 'em for building good technology for their own services and realizing they can sell it on to others.

At the same time, here's a bit of confirmation of the kind of legal tightrope HBO has to walk in order to actually offer a streaming service (http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/12/directtv-contract-punishes-hbo-if-streaming-only-gets-too-popular-sources-say/). This is unsurprising, but interesting to see it confirmed.

Here's how I suspect this plays out in the long run:

- Companies like HBO become effectively studios for long-form serialized video. HBO itself tried and failed to become a technology company. That ship will have sailed for others eventually.

- MLB (and possibly others in the same boat) will spin off their technology divisions, so that the HBOs of the world can run them as white-label streaming services. These will sit alongside the Google/Apple/Amazons as different ways of getting streams.

- The Comcasts of the world will either morph into very effective bit-stream providers, or wither away.

- Nothing good awaits DirectTV, as their technology is no good for bidirectional Internet connections.

- The big networks either become studios alongside HBO et al, or wither away as well. This will take a long time, but it will happen.

What I'm not clear on is at what point, if any, the HBOs give up requiring a studio-specific subscription to get access to recent episodes. This is probably much more lucrative than just selling them on Amazon, but you can only maintain it as long as you provide so much good material that people are willing to accept paying a flat fee.

For the rest of us, the future looks something like this: You pay for an Internet connection. You get the video you watch from a combination of a la carte purchases, and a few subscriptions. You'll have subscriptions either for price optimization (e.g., Amazon Prime) or access (e.g., HBO, ESPN).

I believe the floodgates will open sooner than many expect. Once HBO falls, sports streaming is the last big holdout. Once that falls, a lot of people are going to reevaluate their cable bills. This is a Good Thing™.

[h/t +Jaime Yap]___

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2014-12-08 14:59:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Happy Monday, plussers!
I know this update from the USGS will make some of you very happy :)

Happy Monday, plussers!
I know this update from the USGS will make some of you very happy :)___

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2014-12-06 20:57:11 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

All together now (fenders and lights back on). Next up, someday, tear it down again and paint/polish everything. (And send the "tins" out to be restored and painted themselves.)

All together now (fenders and lights back on). Next up, someday, tear it down again and paint/polish everything. (And send the "tins" out to be restored and painted themselves.)___

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2014-12-05 23:38:40 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

I put headers and new dual exhaust on the '66 289 last Friday. It was a huge wrestling match for 8 hours with 48 year old rusted bolts, but I got it done (mostly), and it sounds and runs great. 

It needed exhaust anyway, so I decided to just get headers and convert to dual. I say I got it "mostly" done because, as you tell from these pics, I have the header back exhaust too low, and I need to realign the outlets in the back a little. Anyway, the hard parts got done, and I'll button it up the next time I have a free day in the garage. 

(And life tip, not pro, but actual life: if you ever convert an old single exhaust Mustang to dual, you MUST replace the rear brake lines and move the connection. Dual exhaust has a different rear brake line setup. I didn't know this beforehand and learned it after getting into it. Spend the money on the new lines to convert yourb... more »

I put headers and new dual exhaust on the '66 289 last Friday. It was a huge wrestling match for 8 hours with 48 year old rusted bolts, but I got it done (mostly), and it sounds and runs great. 

It needed exhaust anyway, so I decided to just get headers and convert to dual. I say I got it "mostly" done because, as you tell from these pics, I have the header back exhaust too low, and I need to realign the outlets in the back a little. Anyway, the hard parts got done, and I'll button it up the next time I have a free day in the garage. 

(And life tip, not pro, but actual life: if you ever convert an old single exhaust Mustang to dual, you MUST replace the rear brake lines and move the connection. Dual exhaust has a different rear brake line setup. I didn't know this beforehand and learned it after getting into it. Spend the money on the new lines to convert your brakes too, don't skip it. You're gonna have a bad time if you don't do it right when the single setup line gets cooked and the single cylinder master loses pressure on all four wheels at once because of it -- don't skip it.)___

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2014-12-05 23:19:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Another shirt from the wayback machine. +Robert Cooper  might appreciate this one. 

Another shirt from the wayback machine. +Robert Cooper  might appreciate this one. ___

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2014-12-05 23:18:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Man, I found this blast from the past shirt in the closet recently, this is really from the wayback machine. And, still really awesome! 

Also, having been to the Atlanta Linux Showcase in 1999 is worth at least a little street cred. Or at least old cred. ;)

Man, I found this blast from the past shirt in the closet recently, this is really from the wayback machine. And, still really awesome! 

Also, having been to the Atlanta Linux Showcase in 1999 is worth at least a little street cred. Or at least old cred. ;)___

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2014-12-05 23:16:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Holiday spirit pics!

Holiday spirit pics!___

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2014-11-23 14:30:20 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

After years of being in pieces in my garage, it runs. It finally runs.  

I found this thing in the trash 5-6 years ago with the engine locked up. The piston was so fried that I had to saw the connecting rod in two to get the engine apart (it was basically forged/welded together). I replaced the connecting rod and rebuilt crank, then got a new cylinder and piston and rebuilt the head/cam/valves. Next I redid the bottom end, went through everything to check specs, cleaned it, and replaced all seals/gaskets/bolts. Then I rebuilt the clutch and the generator and replaced the points, timed it, and soldered a new condenser on to the coil. Finally I cleaned and kitted the carb (and used electrolysis to clean the inside of the tank). First kick it started. It runs rough with a small backfire at low RPM (sounds too lean on pilot circuit), but it runs. Once it's dialed in I plan to take it BACK... more »

After years of being in pieces in my garage, it runs. It finally runs.  

I found this thing in the trash 5-6 years ago with the engine locked up. The piston was so fried that I had to saw the connecting rod in two to get the engine apart (it was basically forged/welded together). I replaced the connecting rod and rebuilt crank, then got a new cylinder and piston and rebuilt the head/cam/valves. Next I redid the bottom end, went through everything to check specs, cleaned it, and replaced all seals/gaskets/bolts. Then I rebuilt the clutch and the generator and replaced the points, timed it, and soldered a new condenser on to the coil. Finally I cleaned and kitted the carb (and used electrolysis to clean the inside of the tank). First kick it started. It runs rough with a small backfire at low RPM (sounds too lean on pilot circuit), but it runs. Once it's dialed in I plan to take it BACK APART to soda blast and paint and spruce it up.

I'm not really a big motorcycle rider, but I like fixing up old stuff and messing with engines, so this has been a fun project.  ___

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2014-11-23 14:17:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

The football tournament begins. 

The football tournament begins. ___

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2014-11-23 14:14:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Chalkboard wall current stats: a little room left, but will need GC soon. 

Chalkboard wall current stats: a little room left, but will need GC soon. ___

2014-11-22 13:06:24 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Garrick Toubassi, Engineering Director, takes you behind-the-scenes of the development of Inbox. Be forewarned that the following post has much more technical mumbo-jumbo than our normal fare.

Garrick Toubassi, Engineering Director, takes you behind-the-scenes of the development of Inbox. Be forewarned that the following post has much more technical mumbo-jumbo than our normal fare.___

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2014-11-15 03:22:10 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Android refrigerator arrived... 

Android refrigerator arrived... ___

2014-11-12 17:07:47 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Heard George W. Bush interviewed on NPR this AM. When asked about ISIS he took the opportunity to explain that that kind of "radicalism" in a "post 9/11 world" is why the Iraq war was necessary.

I will resist the urge to hurl profanities right now and just leave it at that.

Heard George W. Bush interviewed on NPR this AM. When asked about ISIS he took the opportunity to explain that that kind of "radicalism" in a "post 9/11 world" is why the Iraq war was necessary.

I will resist the urge to hurl profanities right now and just leave it at that.___

2014-11-07 16:56:13 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Dear internets, how are you guys doing debugging on Android 4.x with ART? 

I know this was a known issue, and it's fixed in AOSP, but what about Nexus 5 devices and such that are running ART now and not running L? Are those just hosed?

(I need to run ART, we've had several bugs that only occurred on ART and were affecting real users -- and I don't really want to use an early release build, because I want to mimic what users are actually using -- they have 4.4 and click on ART in settings. I guess I'll just setup two different devices, one for debugging with Dalvik and 4.4, and one with ART for other tests with 4.4.) 

https://source.android.com/devices/tech/dalvik/art.html#Known_Issues

Dear internets, how are you guys doing debugging on Android 4.x with ART? 

I know this was a known issue, and it's fixed in AOSP, but what about Nexus 5 devices and such that are running ART now and not running L? Are those just hosed?

(I need to run ART, we've had several bugs that only occurred on ART and were affecting real users -- and I don't really want to use an early release build, because I want to mimic what users are actually using -- they have 4.4 and click on ART in settings. I guess I'll just setup two different devices, one for debugging with Dalvik and 4.4, and one with ART for other tests with 4.4.) 

https://source.android.com/devices/tech/dalvik/art.html#Known_Issues___

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2014-11-04 16:10:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

NEW: You can now +Google search "my ballot" for an overview of your candidates & referenda! #everybodyready #midterms2014 #vote

NEW: You can now +Google search "my ballot" for an overview of your candidates & referenda! #everybodyready #midterms2014 #vote___

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2014-11-04 16:09:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

#pixelpushing #platformlockout #gardensofmedia

Even more notable is the fact that [Disney] movies you’ve bought on iTunes will show up in the native Google Play app and vice-versa — regardless of which platform you’re using, all the movies will be available through the native Android and iOS video apps as well as the Disney Movies Anywhere app. It’s probably the first time you’ve been able to buy movies from whichever store you prefer and get access to them on a competing platform and I was all like...

#pixelpushing #platformlockout #gardensofmedia

Even more notable is the fact that [Disney] movies you’ve bought on iTunes will show up in the native Google Play app and vice-versa — regardless of which platform you’re using, all the movies will be available through the native Android and iOS video apps as well as the Disney Movies Anywhere app. It’s probably the first time you’ve been able to buy movies from whichever store you prefer and get access to them on a competing platform and I was all like...___

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2014-11-04 14:30:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

We'll miss you Click!

http://m.sfgate.com/news/article/Co-host-of-NPR-s-Car-Talk-dies-5866961.php

We'll miss you Click!

http://m.sfgate.com/news/article/Co-host-of-NPR-s-Car-Talk-dies-5866961.php___

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2014-11-02 17:30:20 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

71 SL 70 engine rebuilt and back in the frame (new crank and piston, rebuilt clutch, everything else checked and cleaned).

Mechanically now great (I hope). Still have electrical to do next, before first start.

71 SL 70 engine rebuilt and back in the frame (new crank and piston, rebuilt clutch, everything else checked and cleaned).

Mechanically now great (I hope). Still have electrical to do next, before first start.___

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2014-11-01 20:40:25 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

The boneyard.

Don't lie, you have the same drawer, it's not just me.

The boneyard.

Don't lie, you have the same drawer, it's not just me.___

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2014-10-28 21:31:17 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Painted one wall in chalkboard, per my daughter's request, and had to try it out. 

Painted one wall in chalkboard, per my daughter's request, and had to try it out. ___

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2014-10-15 23:59:14 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

L is for lollipop #throughglass

L is for lollipop #throughglass___

2014-10-15 20:01:48 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Thoughts on the Nexus 6. 
http://www.google.com/intl/all/nexus/

I'm sure excited about Lollipop and Material Design, and I'm impressed with the N6 specs (holy screen density Batman), but I'm troubled by the price. 

I don't mean to be one of those price whiners, but I guess I've come to expect some heavy subsidies on a Nexus device. I think there are probably several factors going on here. First, I imagine Google didn't want to cannibalize all the other Android device manufacturers by making a device that is superior to everything else out there AND making it a lot cheaper. And, second, I bet this thing just cost a lot more to make. 

That said though, at $650USD (if early reports are accurate), your'e talking almost twice what an N5 costs, or more relevantly twice what a OnePlus One costs. Couple that with the fact that Lollipop will bema... more »

Thoughts on the Nexus 6. 
http://www.google.com/intl/all/nexus/

I'm sure excited about Lollipop and Material Design, and I'm impressed with the N6 specs (holy screen density Batman), but I'm troubled by the price. 

I don't mean to be one of those price whiners, but I guess I've come to expect some heavy subsidies on a Nexus device. I think there are probably several factors going on here. First, I imagine Google didn't want to cannibalize all the other Android device manufacturers by making a device that is superior to everything else out there AND making it a lot cheaper. And, second, I bet this thing just cost a lot more to make. 

That said though, at $650USD (if early reports are accurate), your'e talking almost twice what an N5 costs, or more relevantly twice what a OnePlus One costs. Couple that with the fact that Lollipop will be made available on many different devices (thankfully, props to Google for that one), and we're really just talking about the price for the hardware. 

Is an N6 worth TWO OnePlus Ones? I'm gonna have to say nope, it's not. Unfortunately I think that will hamper sales of the N6 and it might look like a flop in a misguided sales only context. I don't think Google cares. They want a flagship device that doesn't cannibalize other stuff, and sales of it doesn't really matter. However, not subsidizing the heck out of it sets a different tone with Nexus fans, and will make people like me whine about it ;). 

(As for the subsidizing, to be honest, I expect it with a Nexus device. I mean I'm basically carrying our your ad delivery platform and looking at it for hours every day, in which case you can afford to spot me a couple hundred bucks up front. The problem with that, of course, is that other carriers and manufacturers can't compete with that, so the cannibalization thing comes back into play.)___

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2014-10-15 19:49:58 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

+1000
http://deadline.com/2014/10/richard-plepler-time-warner-investor-day-hbo-ceo-presentation-851815/

+1000
http://deadline.com/2014/10/richard-plepler-time-warner-investor-day-hbo-ceo-presentation-851815/___

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2014-10-15 12:18:34 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Met some sweet new friends today. #NationalDessertDay #Android 

Met some sweet new friends today. #NationalDessertDay #Android ___

2014-10-14 19:53:10 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Great service alert! +CondoInternet in Seattle is terrific!

I live on two coasts. Part of each month I'm in Seattle, the other part in Atlanta. I have two different ISPs. Comcast in Atlanta, CondoInternet.net in Seattle. One of them is fantastic! And, one of them pisses me off at every turn and disgusts me so much I'm thinking about getting commercial DSL just to avoid them. Guess which is which! 

CondoInternet: 100MBPs for $60 a month and it's not shared, speeds are symmetrical and always spot on, works great. Customer service is phenomenal. In fact, I called to ask if they can suspend and prorate my account while I am out of town and they said "no problem," I expected a fight, they handled it in about 20 seconds with a smile. A human being answers on the first ring and they actually help. This is what you should get for 60 bucks a month (not a smalla... more »

Great service alert! +CondoInternet in Seattle is terrific!

I live on two coasts. Part of each month I'm in Seattle, the other part in Atlanta. I have two different ISPs. Comcast in Atlanta, CondoInternet.net in Seattle. One of them is fantastic! And, one of them pisses me off at every turn and disgusts me so much I'm thinking about getting commercial DSL just to avoid them. Guess which is which! 

CondoInternet: 100MBPs for $60 a month and it's not shared, speeds are symmetrical and always spot on, works great. Customer service is phenomenal. In fact, I called to ask if they can suspend and prorate my account while I am out of town and they said "no problem," I expected a fight, they handled it in about 20 seconds with a smile. A human being answers on the first ring and they actually help. This is what you should get for 60 bucks a month (not a small amount of money in my book). AWESOME PRODUCT and FANTASTIC SERVICE.

Comcast: $66.95 a month for 20MBPs shared and almost never hits the advertised speed. Also has a MOTHER FUCKING CAP of 250GB/mth which streaming video easily exceeds, so they are nice enough to CHARGE ME ANOTHER $10 per 50GB each month. Did I say fuck already?  Also their customer service is terrible. I am looking for any way to escape dealing with this company on all levels. They keep pestering me to use their TV service (yeah, they market stuff to me all the time, hooray!) and I tell them hells no. You're already being an asshole to me at every turn, why would I sign myself up for more of your nonsense? HORRIBLE PRODUCT and ATROCIOUS SERVICE.___

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