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Most comments: 35

2013-11-14 19:17:46 (35 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Congratulations to the Dart team for shipping 1.0.

I can't help but wonder why, of all the languages that Google could create, they decided to go for Go and now Dart. How about a Java replacement, similar to what Kotlin and Ceylon are trying to achieve?

Sometimes, I close my eyes and I imagine a world where four years ago, Google pooled all the engineers that worked on Dart and Go and tasked them to write a Java.next instead.

Now that would be something.

Most reshares: 29

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2013-12-20 00:40:08 (21 comments, 29 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

How a train can pick up passengers without stopping... Very creative.

Most plusones: 61

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2013-12-20 00:40:08 (21 comments, 29 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

How a train can pick up passengers without stopping... Very creative.

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2015-06-28 14:32:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Heartbreaking SpaceX :(

"non nominal launch", "vehicle has broken up", "anomaly"...

Heartbreaking SpaceX :(

"non nominal launch", "vehicle has broken up", "anomaly"...___

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2015-06-24 17:06:56 (16 comments, 5 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

APL now has a worthy successor.

https://goo.gl/gv5AYl

APL now has a worthy successor.

https://goo.gl/gv5AYl___

2015-06-02 02:56:18 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Diving deeper into the RxJava waters by showing a simple design pattern about using Rx to access your database on Android.

Diving deeper into the RxJava waters by showing a simple design pattern about using Rx to access your database on Android.___

2015-05-07 05:29:10 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

My secret hope for Google I/O:  Google announces they're resurrecting the Eclipse ADT and they will now maintain both IDE's in lockstep.

Please make it so!

My secret hope for Google I/O:  Google announces they're resurrecting the Eclipse ADT and they will now maintain both IDE's in lockstep.

Please make it so!___

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2015-05-02 22:54:43 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I recently rewatched "Return of the Jedi" and I noticed a familiar face in the final scene.

Hayden Christensen was two years old when the movie came out. Either George Lucas is a magician or he can travel in time. Probably both.

I recently rewatched "Return of the Jedi" and I noticed a familiar face in the final scene.

Hayden Christensen was two years old when the movie came out. Either George Lucas is a magician or he can travel in time. Probably both.___

2015-05-02 17:16:50 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Rehabilitating comments, one slash slash at a time.

Rehabilitating comments, one slash slash at a time.___

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2015-04-13 01:12:58 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Continuing my exploration of Android, Rx and Kotlin.

Continuing my exploration of Android, Rx and Kotlin.___

2015-03-24 16:52:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I started digging into Android, Rx and Kotlin. Very interesting stuff.

I started digging into Android, Rx and Kotlin. Very interesting stuff.___

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2015-01-08 04:31:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Can a game require just two fingers and be insanely fun and addictive?

Warning, the answer is: yes.

Can a game require just two fingers and be insanely fun and addictive?

Warning, the answer is: yes.___

2014-12-24 02:52:48 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

My five year old:

"Daddy, you know what I like the most at school?"
"No, what is it?"
"It's a big building where we learn a lot of cool stuff, but that's not important right now."

They grow too fast.

My five year old:

"Daddy, you know what I like the most at school?"
"No, what is it?"
"It's a big building where we learn a lot of cool stuff, but that's not important right now."

They grow too fast.___

2014-12-23 18:34:06 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

It's odd that in 2014, browser window management is still so primitive. Maybe it's just me but at the very least, I wish I could tell my browser that whenever I open a certain url or a certain site, the window should have this specific geometry (as opposed to whatever the geometry of the last window you close).

It's odd that in 2014, browser window management is still so primitive. Maybe it's just me but at the very least, I wish I could tell my browser that whenever I open a certain url or a certain site, the window should have this specific geometry (as opposed to whatever the geometry of the last window you close).___

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2014-12-23 18:05:50 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I got tired of how primitive threading is on Hacker News and reddit.

I got tired of how primitive threading is on Hacker News and reddit.___

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2014-06-24 05:49:46 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

"Bop".

"Bop".___

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2014-06-02 05:32:53 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

What kills, current or voltage? Can't say I know more after watching this video but I was thoroughly entertained.

What kills, current or voltage? Can't say I know more after watching this video but I was thoroughly entertained.___

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2014-05-27 05:07:55 (7 comments, 6 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Ever heard of the Petaminx? This simple eight hour video tutorial will show you how to solve it. 

Ever heard of the Petaminx? This simple eight hour video tutorial will show you how to solve it. ___

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2014-05-12 04:02:38 (2 comments, 9 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Why the world is slowing moving on from TDD.

Why the world is slowing moving on from TDD.___

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2014-05-02 04:14:43 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

http://beust.com/weblog/2014/05/01/a-bit-i-cant-unsee/

http://beust.com/weblog/2014/05/01/a-bit-i-cant-unsee/___

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2014-04-22 06:53:40 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

My four year old asked me "Dad, what does 'the network' look like"? and all I could think of was Obi-Wan explains the Force

My four year old asked me "Dad, what does 'the network' look like"? and all I could think of was Obi-Wan explains the Force___

2014-04-08 02:15:51 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Is it possible to remap the keys for Chrome on Windows at all? I'd like to replace Ctrl-1 (select the first tab) with Alt-1.

Seems like a pretty benign request in 2014 but I wasn't able to figure out how to do it.

Is it possible to remap the keys for Chrome on Windows at all? I'd like to replace Ctrl-1 (select the first tab) with Alt-1.

Seems like a pretty benign request in 2014 but I wasn't able to figure out how to do it.___

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2014-02-08 15:14:53 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Wow, I never realized that Gmail has context menus (right click). At least in the summary view. They don't seem to work in the message view, though.

Wow, I never realized that Gmail has context menus (right click). At least in the summary view. They don't seem to work in the message view, though.___

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2013-12-25 21:59:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Christmas at the beach

Christmas at the beach___

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2013-12-20 00:40:08 (21 comments, 29 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

How a train can pick up passengers without stopping... Very creative.

How a train can pick up passengers without stopping... Very creative.___

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2013-12-13 04:30:00 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I really like it here.

I really like it here.___

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2013-12-12 06:14:26 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

What's absolutely fascinating to me is how clueless all these people are about how Jack got their information, and the cherry on top was this guy going "Thank you for invading our privacy" after posting something on Instagram.

What's absolutely fascinating to me is how clueless all these people are about how Jack got their information, and the cherry on top was this guy going "Thank you for invading our privacy" after posting something on Instagram.___

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2013-11-19 04:08:16 (2 comments, 11 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

What an amazing ad.

What an amazing ad.___

2013-11-17 02:56:50 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Amazon just released a standalone client for its music cloud player, awesome.

Now, if only Google did the same, I would definitely consider switching: a standalone client is very important to me since I use the pause/fast forward buttons on my keyboard all the time throughout the day and a player in a web browser is just too inconvenient to interact with (starting with finding the tab among 80+).

Amazon just released a standalone client for its music cloud player, awesome.

Now, if only Google did the same, I would definitely consider switching: a standalone client is very important to me since I use the pause/fast forward buttons on my keyboard all the time throughout the day and a player in a web browser is just too inconvenient to interact with (starting with finding the tab among 80+).___

2013-11-14 19:17:46 (35 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Congratulations to the Dart team for shipping 1.0.

I can't help but wonder why, of all the languages that Google could create, they decided to go for Go and now Dart. How about a Java replacement, similar to what Kotlin and Ceylon are trying to achieve?

Sometimes, I close my eyes and I imagine a world where four years ago, Google pooled all the engineers that worked on Dart and Go and tasked them to write a Java.next instead.

Now that would be something.

Congratulations to the Dart team for shipping 1.0.

I can't help but wonder why, of all the languages that Google could create, they decided to go for Go and now Dart. How about a Java replacement, similar to what Kotlin and Ceylon are trying to achieve?

Sometimes, I close my eyes and I imagine a world where four years ago, Google pooled all the engineers that worked on Dart and Go and tasked them to write a Java.next instead.

Now that would be something.___

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2013-10-20 21:15:36 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

"That's your power: you flail".

"That's your power: you flail".___

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2013-10-20 00:54:50 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

A few days ago, I received an invitation to the beta of Hearthstone, Blizzard's card game, and I have to say that so far, the game is quite addictive. Somehow, I have never been able to spend more than one hour in a Magic game, but Hearthstone gets a lot of things right.

Obviously, my extreme familiarity with the Warcraft universe is a factor but the game is genuinely easy to pick up and it quickly opens up to very interesting strategies, even in the early phases (which I'm still in). Similar to go (the game, not the language) in that respect.

I think Hearthstone is very close to release and it will be completely free (and no pay-to-win nonsense, this is Blizzard after all), I highly recommend it.

http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/

#hearthstone  

A few days ago, I received an invitation to the beta of Hearthstone, Blizzard's card game, and I have to say that so far, the game is quite addictive. Somehow, I have never been able to spend more than one hour in a Magic game, but Hearthstone gets a lot of things right.

Obviously, my extreme familiarity with the Warcraft universe is a factor but the game is genuinely easy to pick up and it quickly opens up to very interesting strategies, even in the early phases (which I'm still in). Similar to go (the game, not the language) in that respect.

I think Hearthstone is very close to release and it will be completely free (and no pay-to-win nonsense, this is Blizzard after all), I highly recommend it.

http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/

#hearthstone  ___

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2013-10-17 04:13:25 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

Amazing symphonic cover of Dream Theater's Octavarium.

Reproducing the first comment:

"For those of you who don't know, the arranger of this cover (Eren Başbuğ) was invited by Dream Theater to conduct and arrange the string sections of False Awakening Suite and Illumination Theory from the new album. I'd say that's pretty awesome of the guys to acknowledge this kind of stuff."

This makes it even awesomer.

Amazing symphonic cover of Dream Theater's Octavarium.

Reproducing the first comment:

"For those of you who don't know, the arranger of this cover (Eren Başbuğ) was invited by Dream Theater to conduct and arrange the string sections of False Awakening Suite and Illumination Theory from the new album. I'd say that's pretty awesome of the guys to acknowledge this kind of stuff."

This makes it even awesomer.___

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2013-10-09 17:27:17 (1 comments, 14 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Looks like "Carrie" was based on real events, after all.

Looks like "Carrie" was based on real events, after all.___

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2013-10-04 03:39:40 (22 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Something seems off in this picture.

Something seems off in this picture.___

2013-09-11 16:08:16 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

It's interesting to follow the evolution of iPhones year after year and the announcements from yesterday seem to indicate that to Apple, "innovation" is becoming synonym with "whatever Android doesn't have". And they are fast running out of options with that given the increasingly large innovation surface that Android covers with every new phone that comes out.

A lot of people were disappointed that the new iPhone doesn't support wireless charging or NFC, which are fast becoming the norm in the Android world, and instead, chose to go for the disconcerting fingerprint authentication, a feature that's never gained broad appeal on laptops and which will probably won't fare much better on phones (and to be fair, I don't think Android's face recognition unlock has gained much traction either). I think the simple truth is that most people don't care... more »

It's interesting to follow the evolution of iPhones year after year and the announcements from yesterday seem to indicate that to Apple, "innovation" is becoming synonym with "whatever Android doesn't have". And they are fast running out of options with that given the increasingly large innovation surface that Android covers with every new phone that comes out.

A lot of people were disappointed that the new iPhone doesn't support wireless charging or NFC, which are fast becoming the norm in the Android world, and instead, chose to go for the disconcerting fingerprint authentication, a feature that's never gained broad appeal on laptops and which will probably won't fare much better on phones (and to be fair, I don't think Android's face recognition unlock has gained much traction either). I think the simple truth is that most people don't care much about the privacy of what's on their phone and since you unlock your phone much more often than it gets stolen, they see little point in using more than a simple pass code or gesture (I don't even have a PIN on mine).

Another challenge that Apple faces with yesterday's announcement will be to counter the quip that "in iPhone 5C, 'C' stands for 'cheap'".

Finally, I'm beginning to wonder if the fact that Apple keeps making so much money with their line of product is not encouraging complacency and reinforcing the thought that as long as they keep selling millions of these devices, they are fulfilling Apple's mission even if these devices no longer inspire adoration or credit for being outstanding innovations. This line of thinking has certainly worked quite well for Microsoft and countless other tech companies, but it's a sharp departure from the philosophy that made Apple famous this past decade.___

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2013-09-09 20:03:36 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Somehow, I never noticed this mention on Chrome's Incognito tab.

Somehow, I never noticed this mention on Chrome's Incognito tab.___

2013-09-08 05:48:36 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

I got tired of not being able to remove people from my chat list on the side of my Gmail window, so I reverted to the old one. Not only can I remove people, again, but I also realize that... I don't need to!

Somehow, the old list contains exactly all the people I want to see there, the ones who are close to me, that I chat with on a regular basis. The "new and improved" list always contained random people I had never heard of (I'm guessing these people had me in their circles or something?), some of which with names spelled in alphabets I can't even read.

I hope I can keep using the old chat list as long as they don't figure out what's wrong with the new one.

I got tired of not being able to remove people from my chat list on the side of my Gmail window, so I reverted to the old one. Not only can I remove people, again, but I also realize that... I don't need to!

Somehow, the old list contains exactly all the people I want to see there, the ones who are close to me, that I chat with on a regular basis. The "new and improved" list always contained random people I had never heard of (I'm guessing these people had me in their circles or something?), some of which with names spelled in alphabets I can't even read.

I hope I can keep using the old chat list as long as they don't figure out what's wrong with the new one.___

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2013-09-03 20:51:51 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Oh KitKat, you so silly.

Oh KitKat, you so silly.___

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2013-09-03 20:38:45 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I hope future Android devices running KitKat will be as red as the Nokia Lumia, I'm getting bored of black phones.

http://www.ephotozine.com/articles/nokia-lumia-920-20868/images/highres-nokia-lumia-920-red-2_1354874395.jpg

I hope future Android devices running KitKat will be as red as the Nokia Lumia, I'm getting bored of black phones.

http://www.ephotozine.com/articles/nokia-lumia-920-20868/images/highres-nokia-lumia-920-red-2_1354874395.jpg___

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2013-09-03 03:53:50 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I remember hearing a joke around 2005 that went a little bit like this:

"A Nokia executive walks into a crowded elevator, presses his floor number and the elevator takes off. A few seconds later, several people in the elevator receive a phone call and all their phones play the Nokia ring tone [1]. The Nokia executive smiles and says 'Ah... the sound of market share'".

Microsoft's latest move acquire Nokia [2] is a strong reminder of how fast you can go from dominating a whole industry to hoping that a company will buy you before you have to shut down.

A sobering lesson to everyone.

[1] NOKIA ORIGINAL REAL TUNE
[2] http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive/2013/09/02/the-next-chapter-an-open-letter-from-steve-ballmer-and-stephen-elop.aspx

I remember hearing a joke around 2005 that went a little bit like this:

"A Nokia executive walks into a crowded elevator, presses his floor number and the elevator takes off. A few seconds later, several people in the elevator receive a phone call and all their phones play the Nokia ring tone [1]. The Nokia executive smiles and says 'Ah... the sound of market share'".

Microsoft's latest move acquire Nokia [2] is a strong reminder of how fast you can go from dominating a whole industry to hoping that a company will buy you before you have to shut down.

A sobering lesson to everyone.

[1] NOKIA ORIGINAL REAL TUNE
[2] http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive/2013/09/02/the-next-chapter-an-open-letter-from-steve-ballmer-and-stephen-elop.aspx___

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2013-08-19 02:30:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2013-08-10 21:07:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

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2013-08-09 15:33:39 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

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2013-08-07 16:52:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

+Ralf Ralfoide  But there is a middle ground here: have the browser store the passwords but not in clear, and require a password to view them. I explained the pros and cons of this approach here:  goo.gl/zeIkz8 

+Garett Rogers 

+Ralf Ralfoide  But there is a middle ground here: have the browser store the passwords but not in clear, and require a password to view them. I explained the pros and cons of this approach here:  goo.gl/zeIkz8 

+Garett Rogers ___

2013-08-07 15:23:57 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

This situation is a bit embarrassing but I have no doubt that it will be resolved to everyone's satisfaction.

This situation is a bit embarrassing but I have no doubt that it will be resolved to everyone's satisfaction.___

2013-07-31 19:55:31 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

July 31st, 2013 will go down in history as the day when I can finally see the title of the podcast currently playing on my phone on my car dashboard.

Thank you, Android 4.3.

July 31st, 2013 will go down in history as the day when I can finally see the title of the podcast currently playing on my phone on my car dashboard.

Thank you, Android 4.3.___

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2013-07-27 02:41:13 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Chromecast your full screen on your TV. Hopefully, this will kill the ridiculously lucrative Mini DisplayPort adapter market...

Chromecast your full screen on your TV. Hopefully, this will kill the ridiculously lucrative Mini DisplayPort adapter market...___

2013-07-20 03:54:42 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I have a Google search question. It's probably a silly one, but my naïve understanding of "private searches" is that on top of getting results tailored for me, I also get a chance to customize these results.

There is a search I do on a regular basis and by now, I just know that the first two results are not the ones I want. How do I tell Google "Next time I search for this query string, don't show me these two results"?

Similarly, I used to be able to star some results, but I can't seem to be doing this any more.

What am I missing?

I have a Google search question. It's probably a silly one, but my naïve understanding of "private searches" is that on top of getting results tailored for me, I also get a chance to customize these results.

There is a search I do on a regular basis and by now, I just know that the first two results are not the ones I want. How do I tell Google "Next time I search for this query string, don't show me these two results"?

Similarly, I used to be able to star some results, but I can't seem to be doing this any more.

What am I missing?___

2013-07-18 05:12:03 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

I am utterly puzzled by the new chat list, and more specifically, the two most important features that were removed: 1) I can no longer see if someone is online or offline and 2) I can no longer remove someone from that list, so half of the people there are random people who just happened to send an email to a mailing-list I'm subscribed to.

This is beyond retarded.

I'm fine with experimenting with UI's and things moving around, but come on, these two functionalities are the cornerstone of any chat program.

I am utterly puzzled by the new chat list, and more specifically, the two most important features that were removed: 1) I can no longer see if someone is online or offline and 2) I can no longer remove someone from that list, so half of the people there are random people who just happened to send an email to a mailing-list I'm subscribed to.

This is beyond retarded.

I'm fine with experimenting with UI's and things moving around, but come on, these two functionalities are the cornerstone of any chat program.___

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2013-07-12 07:17:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I was broken hearted when Bezos lost his legal fight to keep the prices of e-books down, so this news makes me happy.

I just bought an e-book on Amazon for $12.99 and it stings. Hopefully, the prices will go back to where they are supposed to be.

I was broken hearted when Bezos lost his legal fight to keep the prices of e-books down, so this news makes me happy.

I just bought an e-book on Amazon for $12.99 and it stings. Hopefully, the prices will go back to where they are supposed to be.___

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2013-07-12 07:11:27 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Learn something every day.

Also useful:  How to Increase Your Wi-Fi Signal

Learn something every day.

Also useful:  How to Increase Your Wi-Fi Signal___

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2013-07-08 15:44:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Today's Google logo about Roswell is a point and click adventure game... Very cute.

http://google.com

Today's Google logo about Roswell is a point and click adventure game... Very cute.

http://google.com___

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