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Dan McDermott

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Host of Google Plus Week

Occupation: News show host and newspaper publisher. (Google Plus Week & Newspaper Publisher)

Location: Bentonville, Va.

Followers: 133,313

Following: 77

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Dan McDermott has been at 44 events

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Oleg Moskalensky10,209Of all the Presidents that I was privileged to vote for - Ronald Reagan was my favorite, by far.  He was also the first President I voted for. +Julie Holberg was kind enough to take some time and talk about the Reagans.  She was fortunate to meet the President and had friends who were close to their family.   With Nancy Reagan's passing a week ago, I thought it would be nice to have this conversation.  We will touch upon the past a bit, hear some of the stories Julie agreed to share. Please join us, if you'd like.  It'll be a different kind of hangout and I promise not to mention anything related to Google Apps or the Beatles :)Memories of the past2016-04-06 23:00:004  
BBC News9,983,940Why would a young university graduate in London leave his family behind, fly to Turkey and cross the border into Syria to join the ranks of the so-called Islamic State? In a collaboration between the African, Arabic and South Asian, East Asian and European Hubs of the BBC, Rasha Qandeel and Nick Ericsson will be hosting a live Google Plus Hangout looking at what it is that draws young recruits to Jihad in general and to the ranks of IS in particular. They'll also be asking whether this recruitment is spreading around the globe and why.   #BBCdebateISBBC Hangout: Why does the militant group "Islamic State" appeal to some young graduates?2014-10-16 14:00:0097  
Dan McDermott133,313Please comment on YouTube or Google+ and we'll read them during them show! Here are planned topics so far: *Software*   •  Helping You Go Global with More Seamless Google Play Payments  http://bit.ly/1nZDYvb   •  Play Store Now Accepts PayPal In 12 Countries, Carrier Billing, Gift Cards, And Developer Sales Countries Expanded, Too  http://bit.ly/1nZIhGS *Hardware*   •  Samsung allegedly prepping a 7-inch smartphone  http://bit.ly/1nZI7Pz   •  Verizon flips switch on AWS-enhanced XLTE  http://bit.ly/1nZHOV0   •  AT&T relaunches Cricket as nationwide brand with new smartphones, plans, and LTE  http://bit.ly/1nZEkSr   •  Google Patents A Laptop With A Built-In Smartphone, Let The Chromebook And Android Speculation Begin  http://bit.ly/1nZEEAP *Discussion*   •  No, Heathrow isn’t really changing the name of Terminal 5  http://bit.ly/1nZE99I   •  Apple, Motorola drop all lawsuits  (http://bit.ly/1nZI3zs)  Samsung settlement rumored to be next  (http://bit.ly/1nZI5aB)   •  Apple Sued Over Vanishing Texts After IPhones Swapped Out  http://bloom.bg/1nZIqtK   •  Google Play Store under fire for freemium app model, could face €5 million in fines in Italy  http://bit.ly/1nZIvxF   •  Google Has Quietly Implemented Automated Refunds For Apps After The 15 Minute Window  http://bit.ly/1nZIzgL   •  Dong Nguyen is fed up with the Flappy Bird talk, so he is making a new game  http://bit.ly/1nZIJ7S If you want a notification when this show is posted each week, comment and plus-mention +Dan McDermott and he'll add you to that circle. (We'll update with clickable timecodes for each topic after the show is complete.) #20140519OAW  Our Android Week 5/19/20142014-05-20 03:00:008  
Dan McDermott133,313Test2014-04-23 18:54:402  
Dan McDermott133,313HoA from mobile device test2014-04-23 18:48:371  
Dan McDermott133,313*Our Android Week 4/22/2014*   *Hardware* •  LG claims its Android Wear smartwatch has an “always-on” display  http://bit.ly/1mw9fCG •  Samsung's Android Wear watch and Google-less phone coming this year  http://bit.ly/1kYP3JV •  Amazon’s first smartphone leaked, has 3D display powered by multiple cameras  http://bit.ly/1poPgdE *Software* •  Hangouts 2.1 for Android: SMS improvements and a homescreen widget  http://bit.ly/1poQaqs •  Google Releases Android Camera App With Selective Focus  http://on.mash.to/1kYNuLP •  Chrome Remote Desktop for Android brings the big screen to the small screen  http://bit.ly/1kYO1xo *Discussion* •  For The First Time, Android Passes Apple's iOS Mobile Ad Traffic - Report  http://onforb.es/1mw9E89 •  How Android 5 Can Lock Manufacturers Tightly Into Google's Ecosystem  http://onforb.es/1kYNmMv *Coming up Friday on Google Plus Week*   •  (Update) Plus Post Ads open for all pages and profiles with 1000+ followers  http://bit.ly/1kYQQP0   •  What is “guest blogging” and why is Google punishing it?  http://selnd.com/1kYQOqq *Plus Our Recommended Apps of the Week!*Our Android Week 4/22/20142014-04-23 03:10:3612  
Google Small Business3,333,673To kick off *Get Your Business Online Week*, we're bringing together a panel of special guests from successful online businesses to share their stories and offer inspiration. Leaders from @114712231657066120319,  @108870287341131487824, @116273636395544361950 and @117189728165880622191 will share advice and insight to the challenges they overcame to be successful today. Lindsey Shepard: VP of Sales at Goldieblox Mike Dubin: Founder of Dollar Shave Club Carly Strife: Co-founder and COO of BarkBox Nikki Barua: CEO of Beyond Curious Join the conversation and interact with these dynamic business leaders by submitting your questions through the Q&A app. Your business might just be the next big story! #GYBOWeek  Doing Great Business Online #GYBOWeek2014-03-24 18:00:00254  
Larry Fournillier1,585,830*Make it, Snap it, Eat it!*  That's Australian, @105847246233330337898 (Girl In A Food Frenzy)'s motto and she will be featured on a special presentation of *Food Stories*.   Alice is very unique, in that, she mixes her passions food and the arts to create fun and imaginative videos.  Look at a sample of her work - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXzP8RrKg9o    You can also get some of Alice's wonderful recipes from her teriffic blog: http://girlinafoodfrenzy.com On Saturday's show Alice will be sharing with us her *Homemade Ricotta Cheese* recipe and the story behind that easy to make dish. So join us LIVE at a *special day and time* : *Saturday 22 at 7:00PM(EDT & AST)*  In Australia it will be *Sunday 23 at 10:AM(AEDT)* As usual, don't forget to bring your favorite beverage and sense of humor to the HOA :) *Food Stories* is being brought to you in part by @114035095761571532708.   Please *Buy A Bar and Feed A Hungry Child*.  Visit www.twodegreesfood.com and use the *_promo code_* *FOODSTORIES15* to get *15%* off your purchase. #foodstories   #hoa   #homemaderecipe   #ricottacheese  Food Stories - featuring Alice Lau | Homemade Ricotta Cheese (S01E07)2014-03-23 00:00:0058  
Dan McDermott133,313Android developers Allen Firstenberg and Kadeaus Couloute discuss Google's new push for Android on watches and other wearables. We'll take your comments and questions live.Our Android Week Special: Google Watches and Android Wear2014-03-18 19:30:0025  
Dan McDermott133,313Google Plus Week  2/28/2014 Q&A w/Google VP Chee Chew We'll be taking your questions for the head of Hangouts, Google Vice President, Engineering Chee Chew. In addition to Hangouts, Chee is also involved in the following: - Chrome Remote Desktop - Chrome Sync - Chrome side of Chromecast - Chromebox for Meetings - Site lead for Kirkland/Seattle Google offices He'll take all of your questions and answer some of them! :-) _*(Note: this is one hour earlier than usual!)_*Google Plus Week 2/28/2014 Q&A w/Google VP Chee Chew2014-03-01 01:30:0084  
Larry Fournillier1,585,830On February 3rd, I announced the winner, @112781458892358633224, of my impromptu foodie contest, the Super Bowl Recipe Challenge.  (http://goo.gl/E22mVh).   On *Monday 17th, February, at 1:00PM(EST)* Odysseus will be cooking his winning dish, *Tequila Salmon* LIVE.  Get his awesome recipe here: http://goo.gl/0utkYd   So join us for a rockin' and cookin' good time!! #superbowl   #recipechallenge  The WINNER of the Super Bowl Recipe Challenge is cooking LIVE!!2014-02-17 19:00:0041  
Daria Musk3,842,955*BE MY VALENTINE!* Announcing the "Lonely Hearts Club Hangout Concert"! This Saturday, Feb 15th will you be my valentine? You're the ones I love so let's celebrate together! I'll bring the songs, you bring you. ❤ *HOW TO ATTEND* You are cordially invited to watch and most importantly _join_ my "Lonely Hearts Club Band" by Hanging Out with me for this special love-themed Concert! ❤ *RSVP YES & COMMENT HERE TO TELL ME IF YOU WANT TO JOIN THE HANGOUT WITH ME!*  I'll add you to a special circle that will be invited to join the windows in the Hangout during the show. As always I'll rotate the seats and sing as long as it takes to see you! We'll date, face-to-face all night if we have to ;) *DAY + TIME* I know real v-day is on Friday, so I thought holding our global-date-night on Saturday instead would make it even more inclusive and awesome! Even if you've got romantic plans (ahem not me haha) we can all team up into one big "Lonely Heart's Club Band" on Saturday! (Sunday for you Kiwis and Aussies, ;) *WHAT TO EXPECT* We can eat chocolates and toast to love in all it's forms! We can sing and shout and laugh and leave no-date-behind! You can bring your loves (even if they're pets, or or kids, or friends or fiancés) or come solo and be my date! I prefer roses and tulips thank you ;) *SHARE THE LOVE* Share the love and share this with anyone and everyone you want to celebrate with and remember to tell you love them too!  So bring on the lovebirds and lonely hearts worldwide! Get ready to be loved! See you on Saturday!  *XO, Daria*Daria's Lonely Hearts Club ❤ Hangout Concert!2014-02-16 00:00:00305  
The Huffington Post3,893,221@101423092138897438495 and @113785096849056623739 are excited to talk  2014 Television LIVE on Thursday, February 6 at 1pm ET / 10am PT with a panel of #awesomepeople  including TV Critics @116163754096446458259 (What's Alan Watching?, Firewall & Iceberg Podcast and New Video Show), Daniel Fienberg (the Fien print, Firewall & Iceberg Podcast and New Video Show), @109938199220832919533 (Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan), and @111048918866742956374 (@109896564322349178634 Host)! They will be examining the best shows to come and that have recently premiered in 2014 along with the premieres of some of your favorites (The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and more!), taking your questions LIVE, a fun amount of mirth to be had and just asking "WHY?!" with certain series PLUS always surprises and epic moments! Happy to have you TUNE in G+ers :) Join us LIVE or Watch later! Please submit all questions, comments and other thoughts using the Q&A App in the corner of the video, list them on our watch page or Tweet us using  #huffposthitfixTV . Also, be sure to check out MOAR while you're waiting: *Alan & Dan's fun, new Video Show &The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast* http://www.hitfix.com/podcasts/firewall-iceberg *Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan* http://talkingtvwithryanandryan.libsyn.com/ *What's Alan Watching?* http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching  *the Fien Print* http://www.hitfix.com/the-fien-print *Hangout Conversations* http://www.youtube.com/hangoutconversations #television   #thewalkingdead   #tv2014   #gameofthrones   #truedetective   #firewallandiceberg   #seasonpremiere  HuffPost & Hitfix 2014 Television Hangout On Air Roundtable2014-02-06 19:00:0093  
Eric Enge26,172*Masters Course in Being a Great HOA Host* Want to host your own Hangouts on Air and want some coaching on how to it well?  For this week's show we have pulled together 4 people with just a _tiny bit_ (;->) of HOA hosting experience. YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP-QfLGiCuw @108210288375340023376 will co-host the show with me and our guest stars are @113055030863291439319 , @102898672602346817738, and @101696764219780312734. This will be a live YouTube broadcast, on Thursday January 16th at 3 PM EST.  The live YouTube link will be posted here at or before 15 minutes before show time. Please feel free to spread the word, and share the event, or invite others.The Art of Being a Great HOA Host2014-01-16 21:00:00376  
Dan McDermott133,313Tech talk showGoogle Plus Week BETA 1/10/20142014-01-11 04:28:5226  
Unofficial Google+ Film Festival469,377http://ugpff.com Live, interactive and showing in a city near you including New York, Singapore, Wellington, New Zealand, Seattle, Mexico and more.      • Watch great short films and web series.      • Interact with filmmakers live.      • Attend film panels with industry experts.      • Meet other filmmakers and film lovers. *Seattle Event Information:* RSVP here, limited seats available. http://www.celebrations.com/rsvp/zh2ne64yk663gwz2f   The 3rd Annual Unofficial Google+ Film Festival in partnership with +SnagFilms, is becoming the world's largest short film and web series festival.  Live and interactive, this global event celebrates the best in short cinema from around the world and allows the audience to attend a world class film festival from the comforts of their own home.   The future of film festivals is finally here.3rd Annual Unofficial Google+ Film Festival2013-12-13 19:00:00468  
Maria Quiban430,627Meet Gene Simmons, Alex Borstein & Talk to ghosts via James Van Praagh (He's a Medium!)Fanchat w/ Gene Simmons, Alex Borstein & James Van Praagh (Medium)2013-12-04 17:30:0046  
Larry Fournillier1,585,830Everyone has a story, they want to tell it and I want to share it. This is the second installment in my new series of food/cooking HOAs where I will introduce you to some great folks who, like me, have a passion for fun, food and cooking. Allow me to introduce you to G+er +Sheedia Jansen   a Curacaoan who loves her country so much, she is considered the unofficial Cultural Ambassador of Curacao.  Sheedia has a great blog, *Curacao Vacation Blog*( http://curacaovacationblog.com) and an awesome G+ Page +Curacao 411   Sheedia is no stranger to the kitchen, she began cooking at age 18 and on Sunday's show she will be telling us her story, while preparing a local dish of *Arepa di Pampuna*, or *Pumpkin Pancakes*. So, join us on *Sunday 24th, at 4:00PM(AST) 3:00PM(EST), 12:00PM(PST) and 2:00PM(CST)* to hear Sheedia's fascinating story and watch her make one of her favorite snacks. *Here is the recipe* : http://curacaovacationblog.com/post/pumpkin-pancakes/ #foodstories   #pumpkinpancakes   #hoa   #hangoutsonair  Food Stories Episode 2 - featuring Sheedia Jansen2013-11-24 21:00:0085  
Maria Quiban430,627#Fanchat  with us and Jason Derulo, the singer song writer of "Marry Me"#FanChat w/Jason Derulo! Singer/Songwriter...2013-11-05 17:30:0042  
Dan McDermott133,313Our Android Week: A lively discussion about Android news. Pre-game show video is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A3Cx7uRWTMOur Android Week 11/4/20132013-11-05 03:00:006  
Dan McDermott133,313*Intro to news/event videography with the Sony NEX-7, the world's best all-around camera* I am setting up a new kit for "run and gun" news gathering and event videography based on the amazing Sony NEX-7 camera. I show my equipment and event video veteran Craig Shipp shows me the best settings for my new NEX 7, the best all around camera out there. As a bonus, Craig will offer some specific tips to capturing an event in stills and video and creating an amazing finished video FAST so the people at the event will find it and start sharing it right away. *Equipment I WAS using (now discontinued):* •  For stills the Canon 1D Mark IIN: http://bit.ly/1hDn6Fo •  For video three Canon Vixia HF S100: http://amzn.to/1hDnmnT *My current kit:* *Camera:* •  Sony NEX-7 24.3 MP Compact Interchangeable Lens Camera with 18-55mm Lens:  http://amzn.to/1hDnGTx •  Wasabi Power Battery (2-Pack) and Charger  http://amzn.to/1hDnNhT •  Several SanDisk Extreme 32 GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Flash Memory 45MB/s Cards  http://amzn.to/1hDo2JZ •  Vello CB-500 Dual Shoe Bracket  http://amzn.to/1hDoCY8 *Microphones:* •  4x Audio-Technica AT831B Lavalier Condenser Microphones http://amzn.to/1hDpvzT •  3x Shure SM58-LC mics:  http://amzn.to/1hDorMm •  Craig prefers the Shure SM57-LC although both are good:  http://amzn.to/16WVrYF •  Also consider a good news mic like the Sennheiser MD 46  http://amzn.to/16WVRyf  or the Beyerdynamic M58  http://amzn.to/16WW84c •  Craig and I both love these high quality and DIRT cheap Giant Squid mics:  http://bit.ly/16WT7k8 •  6' XLR mic cable (I have a bunch in various lengths but this is perfect for stand-ups)  http://amzn.to/16WTqLP •  1' cable to plug your microphone XLR right into your camera's mic input jack:  http://amzn.to/16WTA5S *Audio Recorder:* •  Zoom H4n Portable Digital Recorder Bundle  (Dumb not to get a kit. SO much stuff for $30 extra)  http://amzn.to/16WU24i •  Cable to split the Zoom's line out so you can monitor on headphones AND send a mic level signal into the camera (for better matching in post and as a backup) http://amzn.to/16WUak9 *Tripod:* •  Manfrotto MK294KIT Aluminum Tripod Kit  (The bag is useless to me since you have to unscrew the three handles to fit it in)  http://amzn.to/16WV6Fg *BONUS: Cool gadgets if you need to capture audio with your phone:* •  Tripod mount:  http://amzn.to/16WUNdH •  Adapter cable so you can capture XLR audio from a mic and listen with your earbuds/headphone:  http://amzn.to/16WUX4L Please find me at http://google.com/+DanMcDermott and subscribe! :-) Check +Craig Shipp out at http://CraigShipp.comI just got a Sony Alpha NEX-7. Now what?2013-11-02 22:33:3913  
Google+13,191,878The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033617  
Dan McDermott133,313Tentative Hardware Topic List for Our Android Week 10/28/2013: 0:00  •  Nexus 5 battery images are leaked, show 2300mAh  http://bit.ly/1ce9gWb 0:00  •  T-Mobile re-brands prepaid plans, adds data roaming and tethering features  http://bit.ly/1cedptc 0:00  •  Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Note 2 will get Android 4.3 update starting next week  http://bit.ly/1ce8RTr 0:00  •  Samsung Galaxy Gear seeing a 30% return rate at Best Buy stores  http://bit.ly/1ce8LLH Software 0:00  •  Android game distribution getting a big lift from Bluestacks and Big Fish  http://bit.ly/1ce9AEp 0:00  •  Aereo arrives in the play store:  http://bit.ly/1cefncT 0:00  •  BBM passes 10 million downloads on Android, waiting list is no more  http://bit.ly/16hAH0t Discussion 0:00  •  YouTube may be getting background audio streaming in newest update  http://bit.ly/1ced6OX 0:00  •  How do the latest Android devices stack up to Apple's? FUN 0:00  •  Google Glass could be the reason Google built barge in the bay  http://bit.ly/1ce8rMV 0:00  •  Scentee plug-in accessory lets you smell incoming notifications  http://bit.ly/1ceeFMU Plus Our Recommended Apps of the Week!Our Android Week 10/28/20132013-10-29 02:00:005  
Dan McDermott133,313*Our Android Week 10/14/2013 Live at 9 pm Eastern tonight!* *NEW Topic Doc:*  http://bit.ly/1bQdpU5 *NEW SoundCloud Profile:*  http://soundcloud.com/danmcdermott *NEW SoundCloud RSS Feed:*  http://bit.ly/1g917Wi *Audio MP3 of this Episode:*   *Live viewer comments:*   *Flipboard Magazine:*  http://flip.it/YLSBo *Panel:*   *LIVE VIDEO: _Our Android Week_ 10/14/2013* *Hardware* 0:00  •  Nexus 5 Prototype Bares All In Leaked Crystal Clear 7-Minute HD Video  http://bit.ly/GMUefq 0:00  •  Hands-on with the 7-inch Amazon Kindle Fire HDX  http://bit.ly/GMTVl4 0:00  •  Google ditching ‘Google TV’ branding, but Android will stay in the living room http://bit.ly/GMTeZ0 *Software* 0:00  •  [Rumor Mill] KitKat to Feature New Launcher Called Google Experience  http://bit.ly/GMUoDB 0:00  •  Google to make improvements to tablet version of Play Store on November 21st  http://bit.ly/GMUs6o *Discussion* 0:00  •  Viewer archer rehcra asks: +Dan McDermott,  if this isn't too rootimentary rudimentary, perhaps you could address this question on monday. i'm getting zero response to my question…  people of android… as an android n00b i beseech thee… to root or not to root? that is the question and if so, is this the way to go?  http://bit.ly/1gC0812 0:00  •  RELATED:  JRummy Releases ROM Installer To The Play Store, It's Like ROM Manager On Steroids  http://bit.ly/GMTdUR 0:00  •  Eric Schmidt calls Android 'more secure than the iPhone'  http://bit.ly/GMT97n *FUN* 0:00  •  Who Made That Android Logo?  http://nyti.ms/GMTWp0 *Plus Our Recommended Apps of the Week!*Our Android Week 10/14/20132013-10-15 03:00:0020  
Thomas Hawk7,984,896One of our favorite San Francisco photographers is very shortly to become one of our favorite London photographers.  Yes, Chris Chabot has joined the flock at Twitter and is moving to LONDON! To send Chris off in style, we will be having one last epic Chris Chabot photowalk -- and what better place for a photowalk with Chris than the annual Burning Man Decompression event. If you have never shot Decom before, you are in for a treat.  It's a visual smorgasbord of pure delight. We will meet at the *second* entrance, near the corner of 20th and Minnesota Streets at 2:30 pm sharp.  Bring your Canon or Nikon or iPhone or Android... or better yet, be like Chris and bring a Leica!   Whatever you shoot, come and hang out with some great SF photographers and help send Chris off in style.  All skill levels welcome. It's $15 to enter Decom.  More details on the event here:  http://goo.gl/XkJlgnIt's the Chris Chabot Farewell Decompression Photowalk!!!!2013-10-13 23:30:00128  
Daria Musk3,842,955Friday, Oct 11th is The UN's Official Day Of The Girl Child. This year's theme is "Innovate To Educate" and in celebration I (+Daria Musk) will be hosting a special Hangout On Air with some wonderful organizations and amazing young girls around the world! We'll be joined by representatives from +The School Fund and a few young female students from Tanzania who will tell us how the opportunity to get educated has impacted their lives and inspired their dreams!  We'll also have a representative from +She's the First another great program that gets girls into schools worldwide! We'll also be joined by a classroom of girls from The Fraser-Woods School in Newtown, Connecticut who have been raising money to send girls their age to school through The School Fund! We'll share stories, learn about the extraordinary benefits of girls education and I'll even close things out with a song or two ;) Hooray for #TheDayOfTheGirl !DAY OF THE GIRL - HANGOUT2013-10-11 15:00:00130  
Dan McDermott133,313*NEW SoundCloud Profile:*  http://soundcloud.com/danmcdermott *NEW SoundCloud RSS Feed:*  http://bit.ly/1g917Wi *Audio MP3 of this Episode:*  http://bit.ly/GK7x06 *Live viewer comments:*  http://bit.ly/GK7GjV *Flipboard Magazine:*  http://flip.it/YLSBo *Panel:* +Allen Firstenberg +Bruce Turner  +Duke Carico +Michael Banks  +Nate Swanner  *Hardware* 0:45  •  Nexus 5 alleged service manual reveals key specs  http://cnet.co/199JW1N 6:36  •  Samsung to unveil Galaxy Round flexible display phone -- report  http://cnet.co/199JOPD 13:00  •  Android tablet sales surpass Apple’s iPad for the first time ever in Q2 of 2013  http://bit.ly/199KfcR 16:15  •  Amazon may have two phones in the works  http://bit.ly/199KhRV 19:00  •  Microsoft asked HTC to put Windows Phone on its Android phones, says report  http://bit.ly/16tGosF 25:20  •  Upcoming RCA Internet Music System includes a removable 7-inch Android tablet  http://bit.ly/199K5SN 28:35  •  Bright Switch Is An Android-Powered Light Switch With Full Touchscreen, Automation, Remote Control, And A Lot More  http://bit.ly/199JIaO 33:10  •  How to use the One-handed Operation mode on the Note 3 –21 Feature Focus  http://bit.ly/16tGSyP  *Software* 36:24  •  Nearly 50% Of Android Devices Now Run Jelly Bean  http://bit.ly/199IJaI 41:45  •  Google adds improved web app support to Chrome for Android  http://bit.ly/199KrsC 44:00  •  Themer offers a radical new look for your Android phone  http://cnet.co/16tGPDg 48:15  •  Watch ABC brings its mobile TV service to Android phones  http://engt.co/16tGVL4 53:30  •  Hangouts getting SMS support http://goo.gl/oBuWIx *Discussion* 1:03:30  •  AnTuTu thinks it can end benchmark cheating with new ‘camouflaged’ app  http://bit.ly/199HJTT  http://bit.ly/199ICMc *WTF?* 1:07:40  •  Fox News debuts bizarre, giant tablets in its outrageous new newsroom  http://bit.ly/GJAD0y *Plus Our Recommended Apps of the Week!* 1:12:45  •  Bruce: Mighty Text - http://goo.gl/7HCXc  (Chrome extension http://goo.gl/11kOU accompanying Gmail - GText for Mighty Text http://goo.gl/GCdv2)  1:15:20  •  Dan:  Circa for Android is a fresh take on the news reader app  http://bit.ly/199IdcB  http://bit.ly/199Iqg6 1:19:30  •  Nate:  Chrome Beta http://goo.gl/blU98Our Android Week 10/7/20132013-10-08 03:00:006  
Dan McDermott133,3130:00  •  Amazon introduces Kindle Fire HDX  http://amzn.to/14Z1Nst 0:00  •  … upgrades Prime Instant Video with downloading option for offline viewing  http://bit.ly/14Z20ft 0:00  •  … personalized Mayday tech support  http://bit.ly/14Z1Vs0 0:00  •  F.A.A. Nears New Rules on Devices  http://nyti.ms/14Z1u0W 0:00  •  Google Makes An Android Game Vending Machine For Japan, For Some Reason  http://bit.ly/14Z2xhb *Software* 0:00  •  Gmail for Android freshens up a bit  http://cnet.co/14Z252B 0:00  •  … hints that ads are on the way  http://bit.ly/14Z2r9v 0:00  •  Google adds status indicators to Hangouts for Android  http://bit.ly/14Z23rD 0:00  •  Google Search for Android update includes improved Google Now cards  http://bit.ly/14Z2hif 0:00  •  New NBC app offers full episodes  http://bit.ly/14Z27Yj   0:00  •  Square Enix ports Final Fantasy V to Android  http://bit.ly/14Z2ja2 *Discussion* 55:00  •  CyanogenMod has become a full-fledged company – Cyanogen Inc. – and plans to release a CM installer app in Google Play. - http://bit.ly/14jkmr4 and has a device for it, the Oppo N1 http://goo.gl/Sp1FnE *Plus our Recommended Apps of the Week!*Our Android Week 9/30/20132013-10-01 03:00:008  
Dan McDermott133,313Our Android Week for 9/23/2013 • Please let me know if you want a notification for this show!Our Android Week 9/23/20132013-09-24 03:00:004  
Dan McDermott133,313Note: We're on Tuesday this week due to scheduled YouTube maintenance.Our Android Week2013-09-11 03:00:0014  
Dan McDermott133,313Please let me know if you want a notification for this show.Our Android Week 9/3/20132013-09-04 03:00:0010  
Yifat Cohen87,548*PLUS Win an Hour of Coaching to Get You Started Right.* Have you noticed that lately everyone is sharing their podcasts here on Google+? +Leo Laporte has been doing it forever with his show *The Tech Guy.* +Chris Brogan says he _loves sneaking out my bigger themes and ideas *through podcast interviews* without really drawing attention to them. It seeds ideas months before I debut them._ Now that +SoundCloud allows you to share directly to Google+, people like +David Amerland, +Mark Traphagen and myself included have been sharing our thoughts and ideas through audio only. *MAKING SURE YOU'RE NOT LEFT BEHIND.* That's why I'm bringing +Kris Gilbertson again. Kris coaches experts, authors, speakers, and business owners how to harness the power of podcasting to generate more free traffic, leads and sales by partnering with iTunes.  Her program is called the Podcasting Pro System and she has clients *launching their podcast in less than 2 weeks, ranking in the New and Noteworthy, and reporting 40-500% increase in traffic* to their websites and dramatically increasing their email opt-ins. Many with no prior internet success!  *YOU CAN WIN A PERSONAL STRATEGY SESSION WITH KRIS* Kris podcast is called *Millionaire & Expert Interviews* where she interviewed +Mari Smith, +Susan Harrow, +Mark Schaefer and others. Check out her podcast here and we'll tell you how to win a full strategy hour with Kris:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kris-gilbertson-millionaire/id493389611 ----------- #podcast   #podcasting   #soundcloud   #hangoutsonair   #unscripted   #gplusgotogal   #itunes   #howtohangout   #socialmediamarketing   #socialmediatips   #howtogoogleplus  From Hangouts to Podcasts - how to not be left behind.2013-08-29 18:00:0047  
Maria Quiban430,627#Fanchat   Jane Lynch  from Glee! Was also in 'Best in Show' and 'Julie and Julia', she played the role of Dorothy McWilliams, Julia Child's sister..and so many other TV shows & Films#Fanchat Jane Lynch from Glee!2013-08-28 17:30:0056  
Dan McDermott133,313*Hardware* 0:00  •  Amazon will now allow for in-app purchases with any app, for just about any item  http://bit.ly/1dNen1y 0:00  •  Blackberry may spin off BBM, likely for sale down the road  http://bit.ly/1dNdXZ9 0:00  •  Samsung's new tablet is built with your toddler in mind  http://bit.ly/1dNfUon 0:00  •  Galaxy Gear to beat iWatch's unveiling  http://bit.ly/1dNg7aZ *Software* 0:00  •  Google responds to claims they intentionally blocked AllCast  http://bit.ly/1dNewC1 0:00  •  FBI worried about emergency services using Android due to security threats  http://bit.ly/1dNfdeP 0:00  •  Eric Schmidt says Larry Ellison’s claims about Google aren’t true  http://bit.ly/1dNgClo 0:00  •   *Plus our Recommended Apps of the Week*Our Android Week 8/27/2013 (Special Time: Tuesday)2013-08-28 03:00:0012  
Ronnie Bincer115,308Join +Ronnie Bincer The Hangout Helper and 3 featured guests: @107022061436866576067 @114918475211209783081 & @107431520081154066675 for a Live Q & A session about Google Plus Hangouts and Hangouts on Air. Mobile Viewers can watch via this link on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P493WsQm1mQ Those interested in the Hangout Mastery membership, click this link to learn more: www.TheHangoutHelper.com/members I've had many requests to do a Public Q & A session regarding how to best use Google Plus Hangouts and Hangouts on Air (HOA). Here is your chance to ask and get answers to your most pressing questions/concerns. Please leave your questions (make them short if possible) in the comments of this event. We'll try to get to as many as we can in our 45 min. time-frame. *Feel free to invite others here to the Event...* More Special Links and help info will be added after we go live... see you soon! - - -  #HOAtips   #HangoutsOnAir   #GooglePlusTips   #HVCtips   #HangoutsTips   #GooglePlusHangouts   #SocialMediaMarketing   #TheHangoutHelper   #EventsTips  Google+ Hangouts - Live Questions and Answers event2013-08-21 18:00:43185  
Dan McDermott133,313Our Android Week 8/19/20132013-08-20 03:00:0014  
Dan McDermott133,313Our Android Week2013-08-13 03:00:0016  
Ronnie Bincer115,308With the new availability of YouTube Live Events, many people want to know how they compare to Google+ Hangouts on Air. We'll tell you here! The video of the live show is visible on the left, click it to watch. MOBILE VIEWERS watch here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRTsWhNhTW4 _Here is a Special Link I'll reference in the show: www.TheHangoutHelper.com/members ..._ We'll talk about how YouTube Live and HOA are similar and how they differ. My featured guest will be @113251903012045208366 the owner of the *YouTube Live Streaming Community* here on Google+ http://goo.gl/XDXYjP YouTube lowered the bar to only needing 100 subscribers to let us use YouTube Live Events... I bet you're curious so we'll do our best to let you know what's up. Leave questions in the comments before, during and after the live show. *Feel free to invite others to come*, and read up on Live Events here: *BONUS POST* -Recording Private Hangouts with YouTube (using YouTube Live Event tricks)-: http://goo.gl/Sb45My {{Edit: this no longer works}} YouTube Live Streaming Guide: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2474026?hl=en Video Help from YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/ytliveops Overview of YouTube Live offered by +Moritz Tolxdorff http://goo.gl/3628Et - - -  #YouTubeLive   #LiveEvents   #HOAtips   #HangoutsOnAir   #YouTubeLiveEvents   #LiveBroadcasting   #VideoMarketingTips   #YouTubeTips   #GooglePlusTips  YouTube Live Events vs. Hangouts on Air - similarities & differences2013-08-08 18:00:00541  
Oleg Moskalensky10,209We discuss the newly rumored Apple networking platform, currently known simply as 'iP'.  We will describe the details of how it works and the implications this revolutionary (according to Apple) networking product will have on the industry. It's a must-attend event for any Apple fan as well as computer fans everywhere.iP - A revolutionary new networking product from Apple2013-04-01 22:00:003  
Moritz Tolxdorff636,696+Martin Thielecke and I (+Moritz Tolxdorff) want to explain how to use Hangouts on Air the best way. For that we use our own experience and best practice examples of other users. Hangouts on Air (short HOA) are getting more and more popular, but we still see a lot of mistakes, even when they are small. We are not perfect either, but we know how it should work and how to get good results even with a simple setup.Hangouts on Air: Tips & Tricks [EN]2013-01-13 23:00:0017  
Dan McDermott133,313Join me in live blogging tonight's debate between the two candidates for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts. Republican incumbent Scott Brown faces off with Democrat Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren. The moderator will be David Gregory from NBC's Meet the Press. *How to watch live:* *C-SPAN:*  http://goo.gl/Uub4c *Livestream:*  http://www.livestream.com/aplive I'll be commenting in this event. The latest average of all polls from RealClearPolitics has Warren up by 1.8% http://goo.gl/Zxmz1 You can see their first debate here: http://goo.gl/dNGYXLive Blogging the Brown-Warren Debate2012-10-02 01:00:005  
Dan McDermott133,313*Here some of our Top Stories for tonight:* •  Amazon asks judge to throw out patent troll Apple’s “false advertising” claim over “appstore name” http://goo.gl/2V3Wq •  Tim Cook is sorry, recommends Google Maps, Bing, others http://t.co/U1ZdpnCR •  Google’s Brazil head arrested, YouTube pulls political ad http://goo.gl/ilePI …  background on video http://goo.gl/HQeCJ …  Local reaction from Layani Prado in Brazil http://goo.gl/T92iH *Google+ News:* •  View counts now added to photos. http://goo.gl/QJGCk  •  Google shows movie trailers right in search results http://goo.gl/Cdypn •  Google says +1s mean “Great Post.” Do they? http://goo.gl/3rOlt •  Download all your YouTube videos at once http://goo.gl/dNeFS •  Google merges Trends and Insights http://goo.gl/2Vt1Z *Other Tech News:* •  Tesla revolutionizes electric cars http://goo.gl/6iRhj •  Gangnam Style Schmidt raps Apple http://goo.gl/NB7Ip •  Chicago may be trying to woo Google, or anyone else, to be a city-wide fiber provider. http://goo.gl/Yi9qv  •  Rumor - $99 Nexus 7 this year http://goo.gl/mUyQe •  Barnes & Noble’s impressive entry into big tablet war http://goo.gl/f8fgf •  Field Trip app tells you about interesting things wherever you are http://goo.gl/e5Ta3 *Fun Stuff:* •  Replacement Google http://replacementgoogle.com/ •  Google Meme Generator http://goo.gl/8GtKKGoogle Plus Week TONIGHT2012-09-29 02:00:0019  
Google Play9,804,355Google Play presents: Steven Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in their first ever Hangout On Air where they will be exclusively premiering the trailer for their upcoming movie, Lincoln. Google Play will update this event invite with a link to the live hangout a little before 4pm PT. You can also watch the hangout at play.google.com/+ starting at 4pm PT/7pm ET.  #lincolnhangout   ABOUT THE MOVIE: Steven Spielberg directs Joseph Gordon-Levitt in  “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.Google Play presents: Steven Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt2012-09-14 01:00:006764  
Dan McDermott133,313My sister @105420127658666678300 is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for her 50th birthday and she will answer your questions about it TODAY! Her tour guide will be in the hangout as well.  Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. Yeah... I have a few questions! This is the tallest mountain in Africa at 5,895 metres or 19,341 feet. More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Kilimanjaro Watch here or on YouTube Live!Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Hangout on Air2012-09-09 18:30:005  

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There is an attempted coup underway in Turkey, a member of NATO

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Morley Safer was with 60 Minutes since 1968, its first year. Fantastic writer. A real class act.

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Learn about Harriet Tubman, future face of the U.S. Twenty Dollar Bill

Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Ross; c. 1822 – March 10, 1913) was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and, during the American Civil War, a Union spy. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy enslaved families and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped abolitionist John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era was an active participant in the struggle for women's suffrage.

Born a slave in Dorchester County, Maryland, Tubman was beaten and whipped by her various masters as a child. Early in life, she suffered a traumatic head wound when an irate slave owner threw a heavy metal weight intending to hit anothers... more »

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A brand new 4th grade teacher made this (awesome) video to welcome his new students

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A brand new 4th grade teacher made this (awesome) video to welcome his new students

More from the Chicago Tribune: http://trib.in/2bH9BJO___

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Virginia Governor McAuliffe Announces Process for Case-by-Case Restoration of Former-Felons’ Civil Rights

Governor restores rights of nearly 13,000 Virginians who had previously registered to vote

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that he and his team have begun restoring the civil rights of former Virginia felons in compliance with an order by the Virginia Supreme Court.

Speaking at a press conference at the Virginia Civil Rights Memorial in Richmond, the Governor announced that he has already restored the rights of nearly 13,000 Virginians who had previously registered to vote before the court’s ruling stripped them of their rights.

The Governor also announced the detailed process he will use to evaluate the cases of individuals who may qualify to have their rights restored based on the objective criteria he has established. more »

Virginia Governor McAuliffe Announces Process for Case-by-Case Restoration of Former-Felons’ Civil Rights

Governor restores rights of nearly 13,000 Virginians who had previously registered to vote

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that he and his team have begun restoring the civil rights of former Virginia felons in compliance with an order by the Virginia Supreme Court.

Speaking at a press conference at the Virginia Civil Rights Memorial in Richmond, the Governor announced that he has already restored the rights of nearly 13,000 Virginians who had previously registered to vote before the court’s ruling stripped them of their rights.

The Governor also announced the detailed process he will use to evaluate the cases of individuals who may qualify to have their rights restored based on the objective criteria he has established.

“Restoring the rights of Virginians who have served their time and live, work and pay taxes in our communities is one of the pressing civil rights issues of our day,” said Governor McAuliffe. “I have met these men and women and know how sincerely they want to contribute to our society as full citizens again.

“The process I have announced today fully complies with the Virginia Supreme Court’s order and the precedent of governors before me. It also reflects the clear authority the Governor possesses to use his own discretion to restore rights of people who have served their time.

“The history of civil rights in Virginia has at times been a difficult one. Opponents have often succeeded in delaying or undermining efforts to move our Commonwealth forward – but in the end progress has always prevailed. This time will be no different.

“It is my hope that the approach we announced today marks the end of the partisan battles that have been waged over this issue so that every Virginian leader can play a role in welcoming these individuals back to society and building a Commonwealth of greater justice, equality and opportunity for every family.”

Today the administration launched a new web portal (www.commonwealth.virginia.gov/ror) for Virginians to access more information about the process and how it impacts them.

The McAuliffe administration also shared the following memo with Commonwealth’s Attorneys, members of the Virginia General Assembly and local elections officials across the Commonwealth. That memo is below:

Governor McAuliffe’s Restoration of Rights Policy
August 22, 2016

Restoring the rights of individuals who have served their time and reentered society is the right thing to do. Virginia’s felon disenfranchisement policy is rooted in a tragic history of voter suppression and marginalization of minorities, and it needs to be overturned. While Virginians continue to wait for the General Assembly to pass a constitutional amendment to permanently repeal this policy, the Governor is committed to doing everything in his power to restore the rights of Virginians who have completed their sentences.

The Constitution of Virginia grants the Governor the sole authority to restore the rights of individuals who have been convicted of a felony. While it is our position that the Governor’s April 22nd action was clearly constitutional by any reasonable standard, he will proceed with individual restorations in accordance with the Virginia Supreme Court’s order and the precedent of governors before him.

Today, the Governor is announcing next steps to proceed with individually restoring the rights of persons who have served their time and completed supervised release. This process is fair and transparent and fully complies with the restrictions outlined in the July 22nd Supreme Court decision. These actions stem from Governor McAuliffe’s belief in the power of second chances and his determination that our Commonwealth will no longer treat these individuals like second class citizens.

It is the Governor’s hope that this will be the last phase of this battle over the civil rights of these individuals, and that opponents of these actions will recognize his clear authority as well as the morality behind it. As we have seen, there are some in our society who believe people who commit felonies should lose their rights forever, despite having served the sentence that a judge and jury imposed for their crime. And there are others who believe a subjective evaluation of the severity of a person’s crime should determine whether that individual is worthy to have his or her rights restored. As his actions demonstrate, Governor McAuliffe has faith in our criminal justice system and its ability to impose different sentences on different individuals in relation to the particular nature and circumstances of their offenses. After offenders serve those sentences, he believes they should have equal access under the law to have their rights restored. If a person is judged to be safe to live in the community, he or she should have a full voice in its governance.

Any action of this size and historic nature is difficult to perform without some administrative error. As the information below demonstrates, identifying these individuals (some of whom have been disenfranchised for decades) and restoring their rights is a significant undertaking of numerous state agencies that maintain information in different ways. The process we designed includes a multi-step review to ensure that the individuals being considered for restoration fully meet the Governor’s criteria. However, it is possible that there will be discrepancies from time to time, and we will work to fix them as soon as they are identified. The difficulty of this administrative undertaking is not an excuse, however, for leaving hundreds of thousands of people disenfranchised.

The Governor’s process moving forward is outlined below.

STEP 1: Re-restoring the rights of individuals who had their voter registration canceled as a result of the Virginia Supreme Court’s decision:

· Following the July 22nd Supreme Court decision, the Department of Elections and Secretary of the Commonwealth (SOC) quickly complied with the Court’s order for the Secretary of the Commonwealth to delete from the records any individuals who had their rights restored under these orders, and for the Department of Elections to cancel the voter registration of any individual whose rights were restored under these orders. All individuals who registered to vote pursuant to Governor McAuliffe’s April 22, May 31 and June 24 orders were mailed a cancellation notice from the Department of Elections.

· Since then, the SOC led a thorough review of the individuals who had their voter registration canceled to determine whether each individual meets the Governor’s standards for restoration of rights and provided a recommendation to the Governor.

· On August 15, Governor McAuliffe approved the restoration of rights of nearly 13,000 people. Certain individual cases remain under review.

· Individual restoration orders were printed with the Governor’s signature under the Seal of the Commonwealth and mailed on Friday, August 19, to those newly restored individuals.

· Individuals whose rights were restored on or after August 15 have been updated in the SOC’s database and communicated to the Department of Elections to remove those individuals from the prohibited voter list.
· SOC will release the names of newly restored individuals monthly. The list will be made available by request. The full list will also be included in Senate Document 2 (SD2) as it has been historically.

STEP 2: Restoring the rights of other qualified individuals.

· SOC is giving priority consideration to individuals who request restoration of their civil rights. Those wishing to expedite restoration of their own rights may contact the SOC through the website www.commonwealth.virginia.gov/ror.

· In addition, the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office has identified individuals who may meet the Governor’s standards for restoration: individuals who have been convicted of a felony and are no longer incarcerated or under active supervision by the Department of Corrections (DOC) or other state agency.

· Prioritizing by date since release from supervision and starting with those who have been released from supervision the longest, SOC will conduct a thorough review of each of these individuals, checking their records with Virginia State Police, DOC, State Compensation Board, Department of Juvenile Justice, Department of Criminal Justice Service, and Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to ensure the individual meets the Governor’s standards for restoration of rights.

· In addition to confirming completion of incarceration and supervised release, the SOC considers factors such as active warrants, pre-trial hold, and other concerns that may be flagged by law enforcement. Individuals in these circumstances or any with concerns about the accuracy of information analyzed from law enforcement will be held from our streamlined consideration process for further review.

· Upon completion of its review, SOC will make recommendations to the Governor to restore the rights of individuals who have been determined to meet his standards.
· The Governor will review SOC’s analysis of each individual’s record and will make the final decision on proposed candidates for restoration of rights.

· Upon the Governor’s approval, SOC will issue and mail personalized restoration orders.

· SOC will release the names of newly restored individuals monthly. The list will be made available by request. The full list will also be included in Senate Document 2 (SD2) as it has been historically.

If you know of individuals who wish to have their rights restored, please have them submit a request on the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website www.commonwealth.virginia.gov/ror. Individuals without internet access can call the SOC at 804-692-0104 or mail-in a contact form.___

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"I hope you all understand Portuguese," he says.

"I hope you all understand Portuguese," he says.___

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Univision shutting Gawker down

Univision shutting Gawker down___

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2016-08-18 18:18:20 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Funny. They're calling it "Watergate." -> US swimmers vandalized Rio gas station, got in fight, Brazil paper says

Funny. They're calling it "Watergate." -> US swimmers vandalized Rio gas station, got in fight, Brazil paper says___

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Sad news. I've watched the McLaughlin Group since I was a kid. My favorite show for 34 years.

Sad news. I've watched the McLaughlin Group since I was a kid. My favorite show for 34 years.___

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U.S. vs. the British

Yesterday on CNN there was a segment on the treatment of female Olympic athletes by the media. A commentator was complaining that the reporters often mention the husband, father, boyfriend, etc. "Why can't a female athlete simply be a female athlete," she asked.

This morning on CNN International a female British anchor was talking with a British female reporter in Rio about a male runner who had just broken a world record. The reporter noted that the athlete had been taken in as a child by his 77-year-old grandmother who had coached him.

The anchor said, "And that goes to show you that behind every great man is a great woman!"

LOL

U.S. vs. the British

Yesterday on CNN there was a segment on the treatment of female Olympic athletes by the media. A commentator was complaining that the reporters often mention the husband, father, boyfriend, etc. "Why can't a female athlete simply be a female athlete," she asked.

This morning on CNN International a female British anchor was talking with a British female reporter in Rio about a male runner who had just broken a world record. The reporter noted that the athlete had been taken in as a child by his 77-year-old grandmother who had coached him.

The anchor said, "And that goes to show you that behind every great man is a great woman!"

LOL___

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2016-08-11 12:23:37 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Macy's closing 100 of 675 full-line stores. 'Real estate value exceeds worth of retail store.' Locations 'to be announced at a later date.'

"As part of this strategy, the company intends to close approximately 100 Macy’s full-line stores (out of a current portfolio of 728 Macy’s stores, including 675 full-line locations). Most of these stores will close early in 2017, with the balance closing as leases and certain operating covenants expire or are amended or waived. In a number of cases, stores will be closed as the value of the real estate exceeds their value to Macy’s as a retail store. The locations of the 100 stores to be closed will be announced at a later date, once the company makes final decisions. The company will act to remain connected to customers of the stores it will be closing by supplementing merchandise assortments in surrounding locations,as we... more »

Macy's closing 100 of 675 full-line stores. 'Real estate value exceeds worth of retail store.' Locations 'to be announced at a later date.'

"As part of this strategy, the company intends to close approximately 100 Macy’s full-line stores (out of a current portfolio of 728 Macy’s stores, including 675 full-line locations). Most of these stores will close early in 2017, with the balance closing as leases and certain operating covenants expire or are amended or waived. In a number of cases, stores will be closed as the value of the real estate exceeds their value to Macy’s as a retail store. The locations of the 100 stores to be closed will be announced at a later date, once the company makes final decisions. The company will act to remain connected to customers of the stores it will be closing by supplementing merchandise assortments in surrounding locations, as well as through the company’s online site and mobile app."

Link: http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=84477&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2194923

Photo by Mike Strand/Wikipedia: http://bit.ly/2b8svZO

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2016-08-06 17:48:11 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

It wasn't technically "ransom" since it was Iranian money we froze after the regime change and we were destined to eventually return it. But the timing was CLEARLY designed to grease the skids on the prisoner release. (And the likely reason they were arrested in the first place.) Are we supposed to believe that after 36 years we sent a plane filled with pallets of cash to Iran the same day they coincidentally release hostages and there is no connection? Come on.

They showed video of the money on state TV and bragged about it!

It wasn't technically "ransom" since it was Iranian money we froze after the regime change and we were destined to eventually return it. But the timing was CLEARLY designed to grease the skids on the prisoner release. (And the likely reason they were arrested in the first place.) Are we supposed to believe that after 36 years we sent a plane filled with pallets of cash to Iran the same day they coincidentally release hostages and there is no connection? Come on.

They showed video of the money on state TV and bragged about it!___

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2016-08-05 16:20:59 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

At the Linden, Va. Post Office near the Appalachian Trail

Hope the guy got treated. Rabies is a rough way to go.

At the Linden, Va. Post Office near the Appalachian Trail

Hope the guy got treated. Rabies is a rough way to go.___

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2016-08-03 01:22:34 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Pretty neat but 1,200 people in one vehicle sure is a lot if something goes wrong

Pretty neat but 1,200 people in one vehicle sure is a lot if something goes wrong___

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2016-08-01 15:42:20 (10 comments; 4 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

This may prove controversial...

This may prove controversial...___

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2016-07-17 19:35:02 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

High drama on Downing Street

High drama on Downing Street___

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2016-07-15 21:49:36 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Wow. Turkish President Erdoğan reduced to Facetiming into TV stations during apparent coup

Wow. Turkish President Erdoğan reduced to Facetiming into TV stations during apparent coup___

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2016-07-15 20:24:25 (11 comments; 1 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

There is an attempted coup underway in Turkey, a member of NATO

There is an attempted coup underway in Turkey, a member of NATO___

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2016-07-11 14:49:12 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

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2016-07-01 16:08:49 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Fame is so fleeting

Fame is so fleeting___

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2016-07-01 02:30:48 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

This is insane

This is insane___

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2016-06-30 01:07:13 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Here's the first trailer for "Sully" starring Tom Hanks. It looks fantastic.

Here's the first trailer for "Sully" starring Tom Hanks. It looks fantastic.___

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2016-06-28 03:37:19 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Here's the local story on 50 Cent being fined for using bad language on stage during the St. Kitts Music Festival

Curtis Jackson (50 Cent) was apparently warned not to cuss at his headlining show Saturday at the St. Kitts Music Festival but did anyway so he was arrested and his travel documents seized until court on Monday. Well Jackson had other gigs he had to do and the government of St. Kitts and Nevis was worried they'd be sued if he missed them so they actually opened up the courthouse Sunday and Her Worship Josephine Mallalieu-Webbe accepted the guilty pleas of Jackson and his bodyguard, each of whom paid fines of about US $1,100.

50 Cent's performance was sponsored by "Effen" Vodka. Just saying.

(St. Kitts was the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton.)

Here's the local story on 50 Cent being fined for using bad language on stage during the St. Kitts Music Festival

Curtis Jackson (50 Cent) was apparently warned not to cuss at his headlining show Saturday at the St. Kitts Music Festival but did anyway so he was arrested and his travel documents seized until court on Monday. Well Jackson had other gigs he had to do and the government of St. Kitts and Nevis was worried they'd be sued if he missed them so they actually opened up the courthouse Sunday and Her Worship Josephine Mallalieu-Webbe accepted the guilty pleas of Jackson and his bodyguard, each of whom paid fines of about US $1,100.

50 Cent's performance was sponsored by "Effen" Vodka. Just saying.

(St. Kitts was the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton.)___

2016-06-27 14:46:50 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Unanimous US Supreme Court vacates convictions of former Va. Governor Bob McDonnell. Remanded back to lower court.

(Previous convictions tossed out. Goes back to lower court which can retry him under new interpretations of "official acts" or drop it.)

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/15pdf/15-474_ljgm.pdf

Unanimous US Supreme Court vacates convictions of former Va. Governor Bob McDonnell. Remanded back to lower court.

(Previous convictions tossed out. Goes back to lower court which can retry him under new interpretations of "official acts" or drop it.)

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/15pdf/15-474_ljgm.pdf___

2016-06-27 14:15:40 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

US Supreme Court overturns Texas laws making it harder to operate abortion clinics (5 to 3)

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/15pdf/15-274_p8k0.pdf

US Supreme Court overturns Texas laws making it harder to operate abortion clinics (5 to 3)

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/15pdf/15-274_p8k0.pdf___

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2016-06-27 05:32:54 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

The US Supreme Court is expected to release an opinion today on former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell's corruption case

This is the audio and transcript of the oral argument. McDonnell's wife Maureen was also convicted. A federal appeals court delayed her case until after this opinion.

The audio is really interesting.

The US Supreme Court is expected to release an opinion today on former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell's corruption case

This is the audio and transcript of the oral argument. McDonnell's wife Maureen was also convicted. A federal appeals court delayed her case until after this opinion.

The audio is really interesting.___

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2016-06-24 03:44:08 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Sky News declares "Leave" the winner, ending over 40 years of UK European Union membership

Sky News declares "Leave" the winner, ending over 40 years of UK European Union membership___

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2016-06-20 19:05:00 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

"I'm a season ticket holder. I was there when [Steph Curry] had his meltdown. It was great." – Cleveland fan on CNN

"I'm a season ticket holder. I was there when [Steph Curry] had his meltdown. It was great." – Cleveland fan on CNN___

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2016-06-18 00:54:31 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

McDermott Report (News & Tech) 6/17/2016

• Google Photos Can Now Display Photos As Slideshows http://bit.ly/1UF9rOu
• The tongue-in-cheek way the women of Google are responding to a shareholder's sexist comment http://read.bi/1UF9M3N
• Charlie Rose interviews Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt http://bit.ly/23gJ1Je
• A group from Silicon Valley has a serious plan for creating a totally new US stock exchange http://bit.ly/23gJNWA
• Net neutrality wins in court http://bit.ly/23gJxa2
• Facebook Android Messenger now lets you send regular text messages (SMS) http://bit.ly/28L7MB6
• Grandmother's Google search goes viral http://cnn.it/1UF9dHi

McDermott Report (News & Tech) 6/17/2016

• Google Photos Can Now Display Photos As Slideshows http://bit.ly/1UF9rOu
• The tongue-in-cheek way the women of Google are responding to a shareholder's sexist comment http://read.bi/1UF9M3N
• Charlie Rose interviews Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt http://bit.ly/23gJ1Je
• A group from Silicon Valley has a serious plan for creating a totally new US stock exchange http://bit.ly/23gJNWA
• Net neutrality wins in court http://bit.ly/23gJxa2
• Facebook Android Messenger now lets you send regular text messages (SMS) http://bit.ly/28L7MB6
• Grandmother's Google search goes viral http://cnn.it/1UF9dHi___

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2016-06-16 20:53:20 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Bill Gates' chickens have come home to roost

Bill Gates' chickens have come home to roost___

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2016-06-11 00:47:14 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

McDermott Report (News & Tech) 6/10/2016

• Google accused of manipulating search results to protect Hillary Clinton http://bit.ly/1TZGfSK
• Google releases Motion Stills iOS app http://apple.co/1TZHb9A
• A Camera Lens Breakthrough “Could See Smartphones Outperforming DSLRs” http://bit.ly/1TZHIII
• Apple (http://bit.ly/1TZHtNC) and Google (http://on.recode.net/1TZH8ux) sweetening the revenue share deal for subscription model apps
• Yahoo Lines Up Bids for About 3,000 Patents http://on.wsj.com/1TZHq4z
• New York's “Right to Repair” is running out of time http://bit.ly/1TZHhhp
• Microsoft's Minecraft for schools is now available in beta http://bit.ly/1TZGAVw
• The Web’s Creator Looks to Reinvent It http://nyti.ms/1UHsURa
• What happens when a 50-something journalist gets a week’s worth of newsfrom Snapchat Discover? http... more »

McDermott Report (News & Tech) 6/10/2016

• Google accused of manipulating search results to protect Hillary Clinton http://bit.ly/1TZGfSK
• Google releases Motion Stills iOS app http://apple.co/1TZHb9A
• A Camera Lens Breakthrough “Could See Smartphones Outperforming DSLRs” http://bit.ly/1TZHIII
• Apple (http://bit.ly/1TZHtNC) and Google (http://on.recode.net/1TZH8ux) sweetening the revenue share deal for subscription model apps
• Yahoo Lines Up Bids for About 3,000 Patents http://on.wsj.com/1TZHq4z
• New York's “Right to Repair” is running out of time http://bit.ly/1TZHhhp
• Microsoft's Minecraft for schools is now available in beta http://bit.ly/1TZGAVw
• The Web’s Creator Looks to Reinvent It http://nyti.ms/1UHsURa
• What happens when a 50-something journalist gets a week’s worth of news from Snapchat Discover? http://bit.ly/1TZH3XD
• Teen Who ‘Discovered’ Lost Maya City Says Scientists Are Jealous http://bit.ly/1TZHRvK
• Gawker files for bankruptcy and says it will sell the company to Ziff Davis or someone else http://on.recode.net/1TZJLfT___

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2016-06-07 22:03:24 (4 comments; 4 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Here's my latest narration for Audible. It's a best-selling guide to beekeeping! Also on Amazon and iTunes.

Here's my latest narration for Audible. It's a best-selling guide to beekeeping! Also on Amazon and iTunes.___

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2016-06-04 01:14:18 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

McDermott Report (News & Tech) 6/3/2016

• Tony Fadell leaving Nest http://bit.ly/1XpYYx0 Background: http://bit.ly/1Xq0PSx
• Xiaomi acquires patents from Microsoft ahead of plans to enter U.S. market http://bit.ly/1UlHoDm
• Comcast can’t get “gigabit” tax break that was created for Google Fiber http://bit.ly/1UlHFpZ
• French financial prosecutor went dark for a year to investigate Google France http://tcrn.ch/1UlGSW2
• Apple said to be planning big Siri upgrade to take on Google Now http://bit.ly/1UlI0sv
• Doctors fire back at bad Yelp reviews — and reveal patients’ information online http://wapo.st/1UlI37F
• EU mandates open access for all publicly funded research by 2020 http://tcrn.ch/1UlI7Er

McDermott Report (News & Tech) 6/3/2016

• Tony Fadell leaving Nest http://bit.ly/1XpYYx0 Background: http://bit.ly/1Xq0PSx
• Xiaomi acquires patents from Microsoft ahead of plans to enter U.S. market http://bit.ly/1UlHoDm
• Comcast can’t get “gigabit” tax break that was created for Google Fiber http://bit.ly/1UlHFpZ
• French financial prosecutor went dark for a year to investigate Google France http://tcrn.ch/1UlGSW2
• Apple said to be planning big Siri upgrade to take on Google Now http://bit.ly/1UlI0sv
• Doctors fire back at bad Yelp reviews — and reveal patients’ information online http://wapo.st/1UlI37F
• EU mandates open access for all publicly funded research by 2020 http://tcrn.ch/1UlI7Er___

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2016-05-28 00:40:43 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

McDermott Report (News & Tech) 5/27/2016

• Google beats Oracle in $9 billion Android trial http://yhoo.it/1TIyrd6
• How Oracle made its case against Google, in pictures http://bit.ly/1TIxOR1
• Google's Paris HQ raided in tax probe http://bbc.in/1TIyjua
• New Google app for iOS http://apple.co/1TItwci
• Google’s Crazy Modular Smartphone Is Officially On Its Way http://bzfd.it/1TIzdqL
• Astronomers Might Have Just Solved a Key Mystery About the Origin of Life http://bit.ly/1TIygyt
• An 'Added Sugar' Label Is On The Way For Packaged Food http://n.pr/1TIz3zm


McDermott Report (News & Tech) 5/27/2016

• Google beats Oracle in $9 billion Android trial http://yhoo.it/1TIyrd6
• How Oracle made its case against Google, in pictures http://bit.ly/1TIxOR1
• Google's Paris HQ raided in tax probe http://bbc.in/1TIyjua
• New Google app for iOS http://apple.co/1TItwci
• Google’s Crazy Modular Smartphone Is Officially On Its Way http://bzfd.it/1TIzdqL
• Astronomers Might Have Just Solved a Key Mystery About the Origin of Life http://bit.ly/1TIygyt
• An 'Added Sugar' Label Is On The Way For Packaged Food http://n.pr/1TIz3zm
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2016-05-21 00:44:44 (10 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

McDermott Report (News & Tech) 5/20/2016

• +Allen Firstenberg & +Michael Banks report from Google I/O 2016 w/ +matthew rappaport http://bit.ly/1NCKUg6
• Windows 10 testers can now get Android phone notifications on their PCs http://bit.ly/1NCMj6r
• Global Operators, Google and the GSMA Align Behind Adoption of Rich Communications Services http://bit.ly/1NCKbLK
• Chromebooks outsold Macs for the first time in the US http://bit.ly/1NCM7UN
• Samsung Thinks It Can Make Smartwatches Useful By Projecting Onto Your Hand http://bit.ly/1NCLUkr
• Why a staggering number of Americans have stopped using the Internet the way they used to http://wapo.st/1NCLiva Study: http://1.usa.gov/1NCLLxo

McDermott Report (News & Tech) 5/20/2016

• +Allen Firstenberg & +Michael Banks report from Google I/O 2016 w/ +matthew rappaport http://bit.ly/1NCKUg6
• Windows 10 testers can now get Android phone notifications on their PCs http://bit.ly/1NCMj6r
• Global Operators, Google and the GSMA Align Behind Adoption of Rich Communications Services http://bit.ly/1NCKbLK
• Chromebooks outsold Macs for the first time in the US http://bit.ly/1NCM7UN
• Samsung Thinks It Can Make Smartwatches Useful By Projecting Onto Your Hand http://bit.ly/1NCLUkr
• Why a staggering number of Americans have stopped using the Internet the way they used to http://wapo.st/1NCLiva Study: http://1.usa.gov/1NCLLxo___

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2016-05-19 20:22:28 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Ferguson-related charges dropped against Washington Post and Huffington Post reporters

Ferguson-related charges dropped against Washington Post and Huffington Post reporters___

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2016-05-19 17:22:05 (3 comments; 8 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Morley Safer was with 60 Minutes since 1968, its first year. Fantastic writer. A real class act.

Morley Safer was with 60 Minutes since 1968, its first year. Fantastic writer. A real class act.___

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2016-05-16 14:11:34 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Here's the Late May 2016 Warren & Frederick County Report Newspaper

The cover story is about the first ever on-location reenactment of the 1862 US Civil War Battle of Front Royal, Virginia. It was a very rare urban house-to-house battle. (Most of the Civil War fighting was on fields.) Also, this was possibly the first time regiments from the same state met on opposing sides. In this case US and Confederate troops from Maryland. In this battle one Confederate soldier captured his own brother.

I did a (shaky) Facebook Live video of the whole thing plus a couple interviews at the end: http://bit.ly/BoFR2016

More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Front_Royal

Also: http://www.shenandoahatwar.org/ and http://www.warrenheritagesociety.org/

Here's the Late May 2016 Warren & Frederick County Report Newspaper

The cover story is about the first ever on-location reenactment of the 1862 US Civil War Battle of Front Royal, Virginia. It was a very rare urban house-to-house battle. (Most of the Civil War fighting was on fields.) Also, this was possibly the first time regiments from the same state met on opposing sides. In this case US and Confederate troops from Maryland. In this battle one Confederate soldier captured his own brother.

I did a (shaky) Facebook Live video of the whole thing plus a couple interviews at the end: http://bit.ly/BoFR2016

More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Front_Royal

Also: http://www.shenandoahatwar.org/ and http://www.warrenheritagesociety.org/___

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2016-05-14 01:09:36 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

McDermott Report (News & Tech) 5/13/2016

• Google I/O stuff http://bit.ly/1Tb9Ihq
• New Google+ iOS app http://apple.co/1rKZWq6
• New iOS app puts Google search on your keyboard http://bit.ly/1qj85AF
• Google Photos albums getting commenting and smart suggestions http://bit.ly/225SzGh
• Google News will now highlight local news sources for major stories http://bit.ly/1YqNM02
• Google announces SyntaxNet and Parsey McParseface, a Natural Language Understanding and English Parser that work with their TensorFlow Neural Network AI system http://bit.ly/1Tfsxgp
• YouTube opens up 4K live streaming in 60p up to 13 Mbps http://bit.ly/1qj74Zi
• Dan tried out Facebook Live during a Civil War reenactment http://bit.ly/1YqNvu4 (Higher quality version: http://bit.ly/BoFR2016)
• EU to launch kettle and toaster crackdownafter Brexit vote... more »

McDermott Report (News & Tech) 5/13/2016

• Google I/O stuff http://bit.ly/1Tb9Ihq
• New Google+ iOS app http://apple.co/1rKZWq6
• New iOS app puts Google search on your keyboard http://bit.ly/1qj85AF
• Google Photos albums getting commenting and smart suggestions http://bit.ly/225SzGh
• Google News will now highlight local news sources for major stories http://bit.ly/1YqNM02
• Google announces SyntaxNet and Parsey McParseface, a Natural Language Understanding and English Parser that work with their TensorFlow Neural Network AI system http://bit.ly/1Tfsxgp
• YouTube opens up 4K live streaming in 60p up to 13 Mbps http://bit.ly/1qj74Zi
• Dan tried out Facebook Live during a Civil War reenactment http://bit.ly/1YqNvu4 (Higher quality version: http://bit.ly/BoFR2016)
• EU to launch kettle and toaster crackdown after Brexit vote http://bit.ly/1WvoxMX
• True or False? “Human Lifespans Nearly Constant for 2,000 Years” http://bit.ly/1YqMJgv
• Star pupil studying ancient charts of the night sky from his bedroom finds lost Mayan city (http://bit.ly/1TCtkFz) or random pot field (http://bit.ly/1TCtjRT)___

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2016-05-13 21:12:02 (4 comments; 2 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

I now have an option to live stream 60p 4K at 13 Mbps. Internet video has come a long way...

#NF


I now have an option to live stream 60p 4K at 13 Mbps. Internet video has come a long way...

#NF
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2016-05-10 13:51:15 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Amazon Video is going after YouTube

Amazon Video is going after YouTube___

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2016-05-07 01:45:24 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

McDermott Report (News & Tech) 5/6/2016

• YouTube Rolls Out 360-Degree Live Stream http://abcn.ws/1O4bONW
• Google Inbox gets three new features http://bit.ly/1O4hLdM
• Tiltbrush 3d painting http://bit.ly/1O4e7Aq
• Google Expanding Self-Driving Car Project http://bit.ly/1O4eA5K
• Google Is Working on a Wireless Home Internet Service So You Can Dump Comcast http://yhoo.it/1O4imMm
• Google grabs ex-Motorola president to unify its hardware groups http://engt.co/1O4cVgx
• Google Founders' Letter http://bit.ly/1O4dh6V
• Google CEO Pichai Sees the End of Computers as Physical Devices http://bloom.bg/1O4fzTz
• Google given access to London patient records for research http://bbc.in/1O4eFGs
• A Federal Judge Stops Google From Googling http://bloom.bg/1O4faAp
• EU files formal antitrust chargesagainst Google http:... more »

McDermott Report (News & Tech) 5/6/2016

• YouTube Rolls Out 360-Degree Live Stream http://abcn.ws/1O4bONW
• Google Inbox gets three new features http://bit.ly/1O4hLdM
• Tiltbrush 3d painting http://bit.ly/1O4e7Aq
• Google Expanding Self-Driving Car Project http://bit.ly/1O4eA5K
• Google Is Working on a Wireless Home Internet Service So You Can Dump Comcast http://yhoo.it/1O4imMm
• Google grabs ex-Motorola president to unify its hardware groups http://engt.co/1O4cVgx
• Google Founders' Letter http://bit.ly/1O4dh6V
• Google CEO Pichai Sees the End of Computers as Physical Devices http://bloom.bg/1O4fzTz
• Google given access to London patient records for research http://bbc.in/1O4eFGs
• A Federal Judge Stops Google From Googling http://bloom.bg/1O4faAp
• EU files formal antitrust charges against Google http://bit.ly/1O4cPFN

• Microsoft: Windows 10 upgrades will cost $119 starting July 30th http://bit.ly/1O4f8Zd
• Apple confirms that it is no longer supporting Quicktime for Windows http://engt.co/1O4c1As
• Amazon Prime goes monthly in new challenge to Netflix http://cnnmon.ie/1O4iawx
• A Small Group of Journalists Control and Decide What Should Trend On Facebook http://bit.ly/1O4elra
• Mike Elgan: “I'm calling it: Social networking is over” http://bit.ly/1O4dEOT
• 911 dispatchers still can’t locate your cellphone http://bit.ly/1O4g8fW
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2016-05-06 19:45:36 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Walmart is duking it out with Aldi in Front Royal, Va. Wish they'd open gas stations!


Walmart is duking it out with Aldi in Front Royal, Va. Wish they'd open gas stations!
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2016-05-04 15:24:01 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Facebook Rewards 10-Year-Old Boy With $10,000 After Finding Instagram Bug

The kid plans to buy himself a soccer ball and a bicycle.

Facebook Rewards 10-Year-Old Boy With $10,000 After Finding Instagram Bug

The kid plans to buy himself a soccer ball and a bicycle.___

2016-05-04 00:40:11 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Texas Senator Ted Cruz drops out of the race for President; Clinton vs Trump in November

Texas Senator Ted Cruz drops out of the race for President; Clinton vs Trump in November___

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2016-04-28 22:31:18 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

lol

lol___

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2016-04-22 17:05:37 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Texas man encounters tiger on the loose, says she ‘started licking me on the face’

Texas man encounters tiger on the loose, says she ‘started licking me on the face’___

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2016-04-22 16:59:19 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Virginia Governor Restores Rights to Over 200,000; ACLU Applauds, GOP Says 'Too Sweeping'


RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today restored the voting and civil rights of more than 200,000 Virginians who were convicted of felonies, served their time and completed any supervised release, parole or probation requirements. Each of those Virginians will immediately regain the right to register to vote, to run for office, to serve on a jury and to serve as a notary public.

“Throughout my administration my team and I have operated on a simple principle: Virginians who have served their time and reentered society should do so as full citizens of our Commonwealth and country,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Too often in both our distant and recent history, politicians have used their authority to restrict peoples’ ability to participate in our democracy. Today weare rever... more »

Virginia Governor Restores Rights to Over 200,000; ACLU Applauds, GOP Says 'Too Sweeping'


RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today restored the voting and civil rights of more than 200,000 Virginians who were convicted of felonies, served their time and completed any supervised release, parole or probation requirements. Each of those Virginians will immediately regain the right to register to vote, to run for office, to serve on a jury and to serve as a notary public.

“Throughout my administration my team and I have operated on a simple principle: Virginians who have served their time and reentered society should do so as full citizens of our Commonwealth and country,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Too often in both our distant and recent history, politicians have used their authority to restrict peoples’ ability to participate in our democracy. Today we are reversing that disturbing trend and restoring the rights of more than 200,000 of our fellow Virginians who work, raise families and pay taxes in every corner of our Commonwealth.”

The Governor implemented his action by signing an order restoring the rights of every Virginia felon who completed his or her sentence and all other requirements as of April 22nd, 2016. The total number of Virginians impacted by the Governor’s order today is 206,000. He also instructed the Secretary of the Commonwealth to prepare a similar order monthly in order to restore the rights of individuals who complete their sentences in the future.

Article V, Section 12 of the Constitution of Virginia grants the Governor the authority to “remove political disabilities consequent upon conviction” of a felony.

Previous to today’s action, the McAuliffe Administration restored the rights of more than 18,000 Virginians, which is more than the past 7 governors combined over their full four-year terms.

The Governor also worked to reform the restoration process by reducing the waiting period for more serious offenders from five years to three, classifying all drug-related convictions as non-violent, shortening the application for more serious offenders from 13 pages to one page, removing a requirement that individuals pay their court costs before they can have their rights restored, and ensuring that a notation will be included in an individual’s criminal record designating that his or her rights have been restored.

Governor McAuliffe added, “If we are going to build a stronger and more equal Virginia, we must break down barriers to participation in civic life for people who return to society seeking a second chance. We must welcome them back and offer the opportunity to build a better life by taking an active role in our democracy. I believe it is time to cast off Virginia’s troubling history of injustice and embrace an honest, clean process for restoring the rights of these men and women.”

Joining Governor McAuliffe at today’s announcement were Secretary of the Commonwealth Kelly Thomasson, former Secretary of the Commonwealth Levar Stoney, the Rev. Ben Campbell and Raja Johnson.

Dr. Campbell is the founder of Richmond Hill, an ecumenical Christian fellowship and residential community which actively seeks reconciliation in Richmond. He was named Richmond’s “Peacemaker of the Year” in 2013 by the Richmond Peace Education Center. Ms. Johnson is a single mother and resident of Richmond, Governor McAuliffe restored her rights in 2014. Ms. Johnson has since gone on to obtain a Medical Associates Degree.

For more information about the Governor’s order, frequently asked questions and the status of individual restoration of rights petitions, please visit: http://www.Commonwealth.Virginia/RoR

The full text of Governor McAuliffe’s order restoring the rights of more than 200,000 Virginians is attached to this post.

From the ACLU:

The ACLU of Virginia applauds Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive order today that restores, as of today, the voting rights of 206,000 Virginians convicted of felonies but who have completed their sentences.

“The Governor’s action today matched our hopes and exceeded our expectations. The ACLU of Virginia has urged three straight governors to use their executive and constitutional power to restore the rights of all Virginians who have served their time and completed probation and parole. In our most recent letter to Gov. McAuliffe on March 7, we pointed to ‘the significant and continuing adverse impact of the racial disparities of our racial justice system’ as one of the most important reasons to let Virginians who have paid the price for their actions once again be a part of the democratic process and enjoy the full rights of citizenship.

“It is particularly commendable that the Governor included both non-violent and violent ex-offenders in his order, directed the Secretary of the Commonwealth's Office to monitor newly eligible persons and restore their rights on a monthly basis, and restated that eligibility is not contingent upon individuals having paid their fines and court costs.

"Governor McAuliffe deserves high praise for significant actions taken before today: 1) restoring the voting rights of more than 18,000 Virginian (more than the previous seven governors combined), 2) smoothing the restoration process for persons convicted of non-violent drug offenses, and 3) eliminating a requirement that court costs and fines be repaid before restoration (something he correctly labeled today ‘a vestige of the poll tax’). Today's executive order reflects the Governor’s recognition that the depth of disenfranchisement in Virginia and its deep roots in Virginia’s Jim Crow past required bolder executive action for progress to be made."

– ACLU of Virginia Executive Director Claire Guthrie Gastañaga

From the Republican Party of Virginia:

"It was a Republican governor who began the long overdue work of restoring the rights of nonviolent felons. Few if any disagree that those who have paid their debts to society should be allowed full participation in that society. Mercy requires that we as Virginians be a Commonwealth of second chances. But there are limits."

"Governor McAuliffe could easily have excluded those who have committed heinous acts of violence from this order, yet he chose not to. His decision to issue a blanket restoration, without regard to the nature of the crimes committed doesn't speak of mercy. Rather, it speaks of political opportunism."

"This blanket action, undertaken for such blatant political purposes, sullies the hard-won second chances for those who have worked so hard to overcome their mistakes. Restoration of rights should be a celebration of overcoming, not a transparent effort to win votes."

– RPV Chairman John Whitbeck___

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I'm sure it was worth it to the guy.  As a result, probably dozens of people read his manifesto

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Learn about Harriet Tubman, future face of the U.S. Twenty Dollar Bill

Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Ross; c. 1822 – March 10, 1913) was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and, during the American Civil War, a Union spy. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy enslaved families and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped abolitionist John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era was an active participant in the struggle for women's suffrage.

Born a slave in Dorchester County, Maryland, Tubman was beaten and whipped by her various masters as a child. Early in life, she suffered a traumatic head wound when an irate slave owner threw a heavy metal weight intending to hit anothers... more »

Learn about Harriet Tubman, future face of the U.S. Twenty Dollar Bill

Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Ross; c. 1822 – March 10, 1913) was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and, during the American Civil War, a Union spy. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy enslaved families and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped abolitionist John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era was an active participant in the struggle for women's suffrage.

Born a slave in Dorchester County, Maryland, Tubman was beaten and whipped by her various masters as a child. Early in life, she suffered a traumatic head wound when an irate slave owner threw a heavy metal weight intending to hit another slave and hit her instead. The injury caused dizziness, pain, and spells of hypersomnia, which occurred throughout her life. She was a devout Christian and experienced strange visions and vivid dreams, which she ascribed to premonitions from God.

In 1849, Tubman escaped to Philadelphia, then immediately returned to Maryland to rescue her family. Slowly, one group at a time, she brought relatives with her out of the state, and eventually guided dozens of other slaves to freedom. Traveling by night and in extreme secrecy, Tubman (or "Moses", as she was called) "never lost a passenger". Her actions made slave owners anxious and angry, and they posted rewards for her capture. When a far-reaching United States Fugitive Slave Law was passed in 1850, she helped guide fugitives further north into Canada, and helped newly freed slaves find work.

When the US Civil War began, Tubman worked for the Union Army, first as a cook and nurse, and then as an armed scout and spy. The first woman to lead an armed expedition in the war, she guided the raid at Combahee Ferry, which liberated more than seven hundred slaves. After the war, she retired to the family home on property she had purchased in 1859 in Auburn, New York, where she cared for her aging parents. She was active in the women's suffrage movement until illness overtook her and she had to be admitted to a home for elderly African-Americans that she had helped to establish years earlier. After she died in 1913, she became an icon of American courage and freedom.

More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Tubman___

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More than 20 months after Ferguson, Ryan Reilly and Wesley Lowery are still facing charges in St. Louis County

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McDermott Report (News & Tech) 4/15/2016

• w/ +Allen Firstenberg and +Jason Salas
• Twitter's deal with the NFL
• new Hangout feature: video attachments
• Kicking the tires on Messenger chatbots - CNN, Wall Street Journal, and...Miss Piggy
• Facebook Live / Facebok Live API - could become the world's most universal TV set
• The first cameras using Facebook's Live API: the Mevo http://read.bi/1VqRp7O & DJI Phantom 4
• On-demand is only half the battle: will Hulu and Netflix ever support live???
• Google Introduces “Live Cases” for Nexus Devices, Custom Cases Made to Order http://bit.ly/1VqR2ds
• Microsoft sues U.S. Justice Dept., asks court to declare secrecy orders unconstitutional http://bit.ly/1VqR0Ck

• Inside Google’s plan to make VR amazing for absolutely, positively everyone http://bit.ly/1VqR6K0
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McDermott Report (News & Tech) 4/15/2016

• w/ +Allen Firstenberg and +Jason Salas
• Twitter's deal with the NFL
• new Hangout feature: video attachments
• Kicking the tires on Messenger chatbots - CNN, Wall Street Journal, and...Miss Piggy
• Facebook Live / Facebok Live API - could become the world's most universal TV set
• The first cameras using Facebook's Live API: the Mevo http://read.bi/1VqRp7O & DJI Phantom 4
• On-demand is only half the battle: will Hulu and Netflix ever support live???
• Google Introduces “Live Cases” for Nexus Devices, Custom Cases Made to Order http://bit.ly/1VqR2ds
• Microsoft sues U.S. Justice Dept., asks court to declare secrecy orders unconstitutional http://bit.ly/1VqR0Ck

• Inside Google’s plan to make VR amazing for absolutely, positively everyone http://bit.ly/1VqR6K0
• Canadian Police Obtained BlackBerry’s Global Decryption Key http://bit.ly/1VqR8lo
• Google Cloud issues http://bit.ly/1VqRbO5

• F8 conference 2016: the biggest news from Facebook's developer event http://bit.ly/1VqRfxf
• Google: Building more accessible technology http://bit.ly/1VqRhFq
• Ryanair accuses Google of profiting from misleading ads http://bit.ly/1VqRiJk___

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