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Lauren Weinstein has been at 9 events

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Lauren Weinstein383,372*Hangout On Air to discuss the EU "Right To Be Forgotten" (RTBF).* // Good? Bad? Savior? Slippery slope toward disaster? A tool for individual fairness? A path toward dictatorial control over Internet content? Should it be applied globally? How would Vladimir Putin use such a tool? Or Chinese leaders? Or rulers in other countries where speaking out against political leaders is a crime? Can RTBF be constrained without exploding into a nightmare? // This HOA is currently scheduled for noon PDT on Friday 15 May. It is subject to rescheduling or cancellation as necessary. *Please indicate if you are potentially interested in participating or viewing as soon as possible.* Thanks!Discussing the EU "Right To Be Forgotten" (RTBF)2015-05-15 21:00:001  
Lauren Weinstein383,372*Hangout On Air to discuss the EU "Right To Be Forgotten" (RTBF).* // Good? Bad? Savior? Slippery slope toward disaster? A tool for individual fairness? A path toward dictatorial control over Internet content? Should it be applied globally? How would Vladimir Putin use such a tool? Or Chinese leaders? Or rulers in other countries where speaking out against political leaders is a crime? Can RTBF be constrained without exploding into a nightmare? // This HOA is currently scheduled for noon PDT on Friday 15 May. It is subject to rescheduling or cancellation as necessary. *Please indicate if you are potentially interested in participating or viewing as soon as possible.* Thanks!Discussing the EU "Right To Be Forgotten" (RTBF)2015-05-15 21:00:008  
Google+10,577,717The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033847  
Lauren Weinstein383,372*Hangout On Air: Discussing Congress Without Obscenities* - As of 1 PM PDT, the U.S. Senate leadership has supposedly reached a very short term deal to end the federal government shutdown and temporarily raise the debt ceiling. The fate of this package in the House is still decidedly unclear. Regardless of what Congress does right now, we're going to be in the same mess again likely in a matter of weeks or months. Let's _Discuss Congress Without Obscenities_ this evening. What's _really_ going on?  Is the GOP still even really a _political party_ any more? If not, _what are they?_  And _can we even discuss this without the constant use of invectives?_  Let's at least try. This HOA is currently scheduled for 7:30 PM PDT this evening. It is subject to change or cancellation as events warrant.  Thanks!Hangout On Air: Discussing Congress Without Obscenities2013-10-17 04:30:0012  
Lauren Weinstein383,372*Discussion of controversy surrounding new +1 automatic "highlighted posting" sharing on Google+.* Positives, negatives, benefits, problems, suggestions. Specific use case examples encouraged. Rescheduled to earlier in day per requests. Now scheduled for 1 PM PDT. Subject to change or cancellation if necessary. Thanks. - LaurenDiscuss Issues re New +1 Automatic Sharing on Google+ (Hangout On Air)2013-07-12 22:00:0011  
Google AdSense1,651,551Join the live Hangout on Air with Susan Wojcicki, SVP of Advertising and Commerce, and three AdSense publishers to celebrate our 10th anniversary. We'll share stories from the early days and discuss the future for publishers and online advertising. We'll add the Hangout On Air link to this event page when the session begins on June 18th at 10am PDT (5pm GMT). Hope to see you there!  Submit a live question about AdSense to Susan using the hashtag #adsense10onair. Please note that she won't be able to address individual account questions.Celebrate AdSense 10 with Susan Wojcicki2013-06-18 19:00:005038  
Life at Google2,410,194Join us on June 17 at noon PDT (7:00pm UTC) for a Hangout on Air with Google's technical support team, gTech. They’ll discuss the way that they touch all Google products and support both the technical and sales sides of the business. To watch the Hangout, just look for the post at www.google.com/+LifeatGoogle on June 17. We hope to see you then! If you have questions for the panel, please add them to our Moderator page: http://goo.gl/fohEZ Learn more about our gTech opportunities, please visit: http://goo.gl/Yh7rfHangout on Air: gTech - Re-imagining technical support2013-06-17 21:00:00244  
Lauren Weinstein383,372*Hangout On Air* - Rational discussion of the NSA/PRISM story: Likely realities vs. fantasies, etc. By popular demand, expanded to discussion of today's leak regarding administration cyberwar planning. [Subject to change or cancellation.]NSA Surveillance and PRISM (and today's Cyberwar leak)2013-06-08 05:30:0013  
Life at Google2,410,194Join us on June 6 at 12:30pm JST (3:30am UTC) for a panel conversation with 3 Engineering Leaders from Google Tokyo. They’ll share the exciting projects in development and what it’s like working and living in Tokyo. To watch the Hangout, just look for the post at www.google.com/+LifeatGoogle. We hope to see you then! Learn more about our Tokyo Office and our opportunities at: http://goo.gl/OtzbTHangout on Air: Driving Innovation in Google Tokyo2013-06-06 05:30:00289  

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2015-07-29 16:35:35 (50 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Open-carry moron.

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2015-07-30 03:55:40 (7 comments, 15 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

As Gomer Pyle would say, Surprise, surprise, surprise. Great work Spain -- if you're suicidal, that is.

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2015-07-29 05:44:52 (8 comments, 7 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

// Kipenzi, the baby giraffe who scampered her way into the hearts of millions around the world, died on Tuesday at Dallas Zoo. The animal is said to have broken her neck in an accident inside her enclosure. The Texas zoo released a statement that said Kipenzi, whose birth in April was watched by more than 3 million people via Animal Planet, had been running around on Tuesday evening when she “made a sharp turn, and ran into the perimeter edge of the [giraffe] habitat.” “She broke three vertebra in her neck, and passed away immediately,” the zoo wrote on Facebook. “Our hearts are broken… Tears are flowing freely here tonight.” Kipenzi’s mother, Katie, “stood guard for a few moments” over her baby’s body before it was taken away, zoo officials say. //

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2015-07-30 07:10:42 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Big Brave Hunter Man. Yeah patients, I suggest you get your teeth worked on somewhere else. Your dentist is on the run. By the way, I expect he'll try buy his way out of this, perhaps through some big donation to an animal welfare organization. But if he keeps hunting, he's toast for sure, either way. And note that his evil reflects on all trophy hunters, everywhere. You're all evil slime. // The married father of two was the subject of a 2009 New York Times article about big-game hunting in which he said he learned to shoot at age 5. The article said Palmer had a reputation for being capable of "skewering a playing card from 100 yards" with a compound bow and having "a purist's reputation for his disinclination to carry firearms as backup." During the nighttime hunt, the Zimbabwean men tied a dead animal to their car to draw the lion out of a national park, said Johnny... more »

Big Brave Hunter Man. Yeah patients, I suggest you get your teeth worked on somewhere else. Your dentist is on the run. By the way, I expect he'll try buy his way out of this, perhaps through some big donation to an animal welfare organization. But if he keeps hunting, he's toast for sure, either way. And note that his evil reflects on all trophy hunters, everywhere. You're all evil slime. // The married father of two was the subject of a 2009 New York Times article about big-game hunting in which he said he learned to shoot at age 5. The article said Palmer had a reputation for being capable of "skewering a playing card from 100 yards" with a compound bow and having "a purist's reputation for his disinclination to carry firearms as backup." During the nighttime hunt, the Zimbabwean men tied a dead animal to their car to draw the lion out of a national park, said Johnny Rodrigues, chairman of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force. //

The American is believed to have shot the lion with a crossbow. The wounded cat was then tracked for 40 hours before Palmer fatally shot him with a gun, Rodrigues said.___

2015-07-30 06:25:35 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-30 06:04:28 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

// Athletes competing in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found. An AP analysis of water quality revealed dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from human sewage in Olympic and Paralympic venues — results that alarmed international experts and dismayed competitors training in Rio, some of whom have already fallen ill with fevers, vomiting and diarrhea. //

// Athletes competing in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found. An AP analysis of water quality revealed dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from human sewage in Olympic and Paralympic venues — results that alarmed international experts and dismayed competitors training in Rio, some of whom have already fallen ill with fevers, vomiting and diarrhea. //___

2015-07-30 05:11:46 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Here is the actual text of the study showing the economic devastation caused by Spain's Google Tax. It's in Spanish, but Google Translate does a great job on it (I don't think Spain has tried to tax Translate yet). It's pretty scary reading if you're in the EU, especially in Spain. What a completely predictable and predicted mess. // "Impact of billions of euros annually on consumers, creators of information, advertisers." //

Here is the actual text of the study showing the economic devastation caused by Spain's Google Tax. It's in Spanish, but Google Translate does a great job on it (I don't think Spain has tried to tax Translate yet). It's pretty scary reading if you're in the EU, especially in Spain. What a completely predictable and predicted mess. // "Impact of billions of euros annually on consumers, creators of information, advertisers." //___

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2015-07-30 05:01:44 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Giving the monster his close-up, on the set of Young Frankenstein (1974). Looks like Mel on the camera.

Giving the monster his close-up, on the set of Young Frankenstein (1974). Looks like Mel on the camera.___

2015-07-30 04:56:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Another reason why the "Right To Be Forgotten" is so awful Thought for the Day: Only a arrogant fool believes that they know all the answers. A truly intelligent person knows where to find the answers.

Another reason why the "Right To Be Forgotten" is so awful Thought for the Day: Only a arrogant fool believes that they know all the answers. A truly intelligent person knows where to find the answers.___

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2015-07-30 04:31:27 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

The Morgan Freeman GPS. 

The Morgan Freeman GPS. ___

2015-07-30 03:55:40 (7 comments, 15 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

As Gomer Pyle would say, Surprise, surprise, surprise. Great work Spain -- if you're suicidal, that is.

As Gomer Pyle would say, Surprise, surprise, surprise. Great work Spain -- if you're suicidal, that is.___

2015-07-30 02:50:25 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

A hunting friend of Cecil the Lion's vile killer is being interviewed live on CNN right now. He's digging the dentist in even deeper, without meaning to. What a fool.

A hunting friend of Cecil the Lion's vile killer is being interviewed live on CNN right now. He's digging the dentist in even deeper, without meaning to. What a fool.___

2015-07-30 02:48:08 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Star Trek dialogue the way it should have been written:

KIRK: I'm curious, Doctor. Why is it called M-5 and not M-1?
DAYSTROM: I'd really rather not say.

   -- The Ultimate Computer (1968) 

Star Trek dialogue the way it should have been written:

KIRK: I'm curious, Doctor. Why is it called M-5 and not M-1?
DAYSTROM: I'd really rather not say.

   -- The Ultimate Computer (1968) ___

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2015-07-30 02:15:47 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-30 01:58:17 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Which is more likely, an impossible space drive or measurement errors that aren't understood yet? Hmm ... I know how I'd bet.

Which is more likely, an impossible space drive or measurement errors that aren't understood yet? Hmm ... I know how I'd bet.___

2015-07-30 01:51:46 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Tracking: I've now got two parcels inbound from two different parts of the country, and the tracking for both of uncharacteristically stopped dead with only the single entry when they were tendered to USPS. Anyone else seeing oddities? Thanks.

U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Tracking: I've now got two parcels inbound from two different parts of the country, and the tracking for both of uncharacteristically stopped dead with only the single entry when they were tendered to USPS. Anyone else seeing oddities? Thanks.___

2015-07-30 01:43:56 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Data I've drawn from the comments on some of my threads Thought for the Day: Notice how Donald Trump supporters all sound like vile middle school students whose parents taught them how to be obscene, bullying, racist, misogynistic animals -- rather than polite human beings?

Data I've drawn from the comments on some of my threads Thought for the Day: Notice how Donald Trump supporters all sound like vile middle school students whose parents taught them how to be obscene, bullying, racist, misogynistic animals -- rather than polite human beings?___

2015-07-30 01:05:43 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

So if the plane parts just found do turn out to be from crashed flight MH370 -- which seems fairly likely -- I guess we'll now know how temporally deep that black hole was that Don Lemon on CNN speculated the plane had vanished into.

So if the plane parts just found do turn out to be from crashed flight MH370 -- which seems fairly likely -- I guess we'll now know how temporally deep that black hole was that Don Lemon on CNN speculated the plane had vanished into.___

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2015-07-30 00:53:18 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-30 00:10:33 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

// "I'm exasperated now because he's telling falsehoods," she said. //

// "I'm exasperated now because he's telling falsehoods," she said. //___

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2015-07-30 00:07:06 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-29 23:29:40 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I've got Donald's campaign slogan for him: Sink down in the dump with breast pump Trump.

I've got Donald's campaign slogan for him: Sink down in the dump with breast pump Trump.___

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2015-07-29 23:27:29 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

But Mr. Trump, in his interview with CNN, went further. “She wanted to pump in front of me,” he said. “She wanted to breast pump in front of me.” In an interview with the Times after the CNN segment aired, Ms. Beck called Mr. Trump’s assertion “just a lie.”

But Mr. Trump, in his interview with CNN, went further. “She wanted to pump in front of me,” he said. “She wanted to breast pump in front of me.” In an interview with the Times after the CNN segment aired, Ms. Beck called Mr. Trump’s assertion “just a lie.”___

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2015-07-29 21:04:53 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Windows 10: A Potential Privacy Mess, and Worse

http://lauren.vortex.com/archive/001115.html

I had originally been considering accepting Microsoft's offer of a free upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. After all, reports have suggested that it's a much more usable system than Windows 8/8.1 -- but of course in keeping with the "every other MS release of Windows is a dog" history, that's a pretty low bar.

However, it appears that MS has significantly botched their deployment of Windows 10. I suppose we shouldn't be surprised, even though hope springs eternal.

Since there are so many issues involved, and MS is very aggressively pushing this upgrade, I'm going to run through key points here quickly, and reference other sites' pages that can give you more information right now.

But here's my executive summary:... more »

Windows 10: A Potential Privacy Mess, and Worse

http://lauren.vortex.com/archive/001115.html

I had originally been considering accepting Microsoft's offer of a free upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. After all, reports have suggested that it's a much more usable system than Windows 8/8.1 -- but of course in keeping with the "every other MS release of Windows is a dog" history, that's a pretty low bar.

However, it appears that MS has significantly botched their deployment of Windows 10. I suppose we shouldn't be surprised, even though hope springs eternal.

Since there are so many issues involved, and MS is very aggressively pushing this upgrade, I'm going to run through key points here quickly, and reference other sites' pages that can give you more information right now.

But here's my executive summary: You may want to think twice, or three times, or many more times, about whether or not you wish to accept the Windows 10 free upgrade on your existing Windows 7 or 8/8.1 system.

Microsoft is thrusting out this update via a little white Windows icon that you will probably see soon (if you haven't already) on your task bar. There are some users in some situations who will not receive this notification, but most of us will. This icon leads to MS' colorful spiel for why you want to install the free Win10 upgrade.

First things first. It's obvious from my email today that this icon and MS pitch alone are confusing many users. They've never seen anything like this appear before and many think it's a virus or that their system has been otherwise compromised.

In fact, this notification is triggered by a Windows Update that MS slipped into their update stream some time ago, which the vast majority of users probably accepted without realizing what it was. 

If you decide you do not wish to upgrade to Win10 now, you may want to get rid of that notification. MS doesn't tell you how (surprise!) and the procedure can range from relatively simple to "a real mess" depending on your situation, but a good discussion of the procedures and provisos is at:

http://www.howtogeek.com/218856/how-do-you-disable-the-get-windows-10-icon-shown-in-the-notification-tray/

Many users -- especially on somewhat under-powered systems -- may find Win10 to be a painfully slow experience compared with Win7, irrespective of MS' claims.

Worse, some functionalities important to many users are missing. If you use Windows Media Center -- that's gone from Win10. DVD playback is currently problematic. 

And here's a biggy. If you don't want Microsoft installing updates automatically -- if you're a user who has chosen to take control of this process up to now -- you probably will hate Win10.

Users with Home versions of Win10 will be required to accept automatic updates, including drivers. 

In some environments, this is unacceptable from a support and security standpoint, and reports are already coming in regarding driver related issues.

It's fair to say that in the general case, automatic updates are usually a win from a security and reliability standpoint. But Windows is significantly unique. Because Windows runs on such an enormously wide range of hardware and configurations (compared for example to Chrome OS on Chromebooks) the ways for automatic updates to cause problems for Windows users are dramatically numerous as well. Definitely an important issue to consider.

You may have heard concerns about the sharing of Wi-Fi passwords by Win10. This is largely not a problem in practice, given the details of the implementation.

But Win10 still looks like it could be a privacy quagmire.

The details are buried down in the new Win10 privacy policy/user agreement, but the bottom line is that by default Win10 will be sending a lot of your data from your computer to Microsoft that they never had access to before. 

You can read an analysis of this here:

http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2015/07/29/wind-nos/

As is the case with automatic updates, there is nothing inherently wrong with cloud data syncing, and it can bring significant service and reliability enhancements to users (keeping in mind how infrequently most people properly backup their systems).

But if you're going to avail yourself of such cloud data services, you really need to trust the firm you're dealing with, across the scope of possible data-related aspects.

And to be completely honest about this, I personally simply do not trust Microsoft to the degree that would seem necessary to use the default data sharing settings that Microsoft really, really, really wants you to use -- and of course that the vast majority of users will blithely accept. To put it another way, in this context I trust Microsoft about as far as I could throw a heavy old steel-cased 1980s PC.

Being careful with your data isn't just a Microsoft thing. My views of Microsoft and Google are pretty much diametrically opposed -- I have enormous faith in Google and Googlers doing the right thing with respect to protecting the data I share with them, but even in the case of Google -- with whom I share a great deal of data -- I'm selective about what I do share.

That's just common sense no matter whom you're dealing with, whether individuals, corporations, or other organizations.

The upshot of all this is that while we can all agree that "free" is often good, there's a lot to think about before accepting Microsoft's heavily promoted upgrade to Windows 10, and we all need to approach this decision with our eyes very wide open, indeed.

Be seeing you.

-- Lauren --___

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2015-07-29 19:45:41 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

I'm working on a blog post about Windows 10 issues. Executive summary: I'm sticking with Windows 7 for now. You may want to do the same, for a whole bunch of reasons.

I'm working on a blog post about Windows 10 issues. Executive summary: I'm sticking with Windows 7 for now. You may want to do the same, for a whole bunch of reasons.___

2015-07-29 18:19:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

For the record, a quick test reveals that at the moment G+ shares of videos are still showing up on the YouTube watch pages -- at least in my test. Presumably the changes are rolling out gradually.

For the record, a quick test reveals that at the moment G+ shares of videos are still showing up on the YouTube watch pages -- at least in my test. Presumably the changes are rolling out gradually.___

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2015-07-29 18:05:43 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Catfacing ?

Catfacing ?___

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2015-07-29 17:25:52 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

// But it didn’t turn out that way. Supersonic jets turned out to be way too expensive and way too damaging to the ozone layer. Ordinary, high-capacity jets like the Boeing 747 turned out to be good enough, and economical enough, that they became the de facto standard. The models Boeing created in the 1970s form the backbone of the company’s lines today, with very slight differences and enhancements that are mostly invisible to non-experts. In fact, Cegłowski writes, some of today’s planes are actually slower than their 1970s predecessors: The Boeing 787 is slower than the 707. We might be at a similar inflection point with Internet technologies today. //

// But it didn’t turn out that way. Supersonic jets turned out to be way too expensive and way too damaging to the ozone layer. Ordinary, high-capacity jets like the Boeing 747 turned out to be good enough, and economical enough, that they became the de facto standard. The models Boeing created in the 1970s form the backbone of the company’s lines today, with very slight differences and enhancements that are mostly invisible to non-experts. In fact, Cegłowski writes, some of today’s planes are actually slower than their 1970s predecessors: The Boeing 787 is slower than the 707. We might be at a similar inflection point with Internet technologies today. //___

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2015-07-29 16:35:35 (50 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Open-carry moron.

Open-carry moron.___

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2015-07-29 16:33:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-29 15:12:50 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Yep.

Grumble. It's time to list a few pet peeves:

* Claiming "citation needed" if there's one three comments above yours.
* Mumbling about "free speech" when a company restricts forms of expressions. (Hint: It's about the government infringing on your speech.)
* Thinking you're entitled to say whatever you want in comments on my post. (Hint: You're not. I'm not the government. Free speech does not apply. My house, my rules)
* Posting a $#(&#$ video without a transcript. And then making claims in your introductory message that aren't really what the video says.
* Not posting enough cat images.

There are probably more, but let me remedy the last one. I picked one that goes with my mood.___Yep.

2015-07-29 15:12:13 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-29 05:44:52 (8 comments, 7 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

// Kipenzi, the baby giraffe who scampered her way into the hearts of millions around the world, died on Tuesday at Dallas Zoo. The animal is said to have broken her neck in an accident inside her enclosure. The Texas zoo released a statement that said Kipenzi, whose birth in April was watched by more than 3 million people via Animal Planet, had been running around on Tuesday evening when she “made a sharp turn, and ran into the perimeter edge of the [giraffe] habitat.” “She broke three vertebra in her neck, and passed away immediately,” the zoo wrote on Facebook. “Our hearts are broken… Tears are flowing freely here tonight.” Kipenzi’s mother, Katie, “stood guard for a few moments” over her baby’s body before it was taken away, zoo officials say. //

// Kipenzi, the baby giraffe who scampered her way into the hearts of millions around the world, died on Tuesday at Dallas Zoo. The animal is said to have broken her neck in an accident inside her enclosure. The Texas zoo released a statement that said Kipenzi, whose birth in April was watched by more than 3 million people via Animal Planet, had been running around on Tuesday evening when she “made a sharp turn, and ran into the perimeter edge of the [giraffe] habitat.” “She broke three vertebra in her neck, and passed away immediately,” the zoo wrote on Facebook. “Our hearts are broken… Tears are flowing freely here tonight.” Kipenzi’s mother, Katie, “stood guard for a few moments” over her baby’s body before it was taken away, zoo officials say. //___

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Interesting. But not immediately clear how actually useful in any given case without some sort of confidence indication provided with the data. I can think of many venues where the information gathered via shared location data from smartphones (assuming that is the underlying source of this information) would tend to be significantly unrepresentative. I'd expect this to work well for significantly-sized entertainment venues for example. It's also not immediately clear what these graphs mean in an absolute sense in terms of space available, waiting times, etc. -- which is actually what most people really care about in this context..

Do you ever find yourself trying to avoid long lines or wondering when is the best time to go grocery shopping, pick up coffee or hit the gym (hint: avoid Monday after work)? You’re in luck!

Now, you can avoid the wait and see the busiest times of the week at millions of places and businesses around the world directly from Google Search. For example, just search for "Blue Bottle Williamsburg", tap on the title and see how busy it gets throughout the day. Enjoy your extra time!___Interesting. But not immediately clear how actually useful in any given case without some sort of confidence indication provided with the data. I can think of many venues where the information gathered via shared location data from smartphones (assuming that is the underlying source of this information) would tend to be significantly unrepresentative. I'd expect this to work well for significantly-sized entertainment venues for example. It's also not immediately clear what these graphs mean in an absolute sense in terms of space available, waiting times, etc. -- which is actually what most people really care about in this context..

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2015-07-29 02:21:36 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

It's a shame that religion even has to come up in all this. But Levin's endorsement is a very big deal.

It's a shame that religion even has to come up in all this. But Levin's endorsement is a very big deal.___

2015-07-29 02:11:49 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-29 02:10:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

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// When the lawyer, Elizabeth Beck, asked for a medical break, Mr. Trump and his lawyers objected, demanding that the deposition continue. Ms. Beck said it was urgent — she needed to pump breast milk for her 3-month-old daughter, and she took the pump out to make her point. Mr. Trump erupted. “You’re disgusting,” he told Ms. Beck, in a remark that is not disputed by either side. He then walked out of the room, ending the testimony for the day. //

// When the lawyer, Elizabeth Beck, asked for a medical break, Mr. Trump and his lawyers objected, demanding that the deposition continue. Ms. Beck said it was urgent — she needed to pump breast milk for her 3-month-old daughter, and she took the pump out to make her point. Mr. Trump erupted. “You’re disgusting,” he told Ms. Beck, in a remark that is not disputed by either side. He then walked out of the room, ending the testimony for the day. //___

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