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Joe Diamond2013-06-03 12:21:02
A couple thoughts I had after watching last nights episode of Game of Thrones, The Red Wedding.

1. Any theories there were regarding Jeyne Westerling just got seriously executed. I wonder if Talisa being killed was what Sophie Turner was talking about when she said that the book readers would be shocked. I know that I was blown away.

2. I feel bad for those that have not read the books and have to wait until next year to find out what happens next. Yeah, I know there's still another episode left, but I'm pretty sure I know what's going to happen in it. 

3. As a follow-up to number 2, if you haven't read the books and you're ready to quit on the show, don't give up yet! It's just getting started my friends, and in time you will be glad you stuck with it.

Spoilers following: Do not read beyond unless you have read all the books.





The killing of Talisa Maegyr last night signified a lot of things for me. I'm not going to go into them all right now, but one in particular was that it seemed like GRRM was trying to tell us, "You're reading into it too much". Which makes me wonder about some other theories going around. R+L=J anyone?

While Joffrey's wedding was the thing that really helped me get past the Red Wedding while reading, our non-book-reading counterparts will likely not get the same luxury so soon. Because of this, I am pretty sure "Lady Stoneheart" will make an appearance next week (much earlier than she did in the books) to offer a little bit of respite for the ravaged viewer.

#gameofthrones #theredwedding
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  • Joe Diamond2013-06-11 02:48:55
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    Thoughts On iOS7 From an Android Fan

    Like many other people I was curious to see what Apple would come out with today in terms of updates to their mobile platform. As we all know iOS6 was dated and long overdue for an update. Let's face it, skeuomorphic design went out with the last decade in favor of the more modern, minimalist feel of flat design.

    So how did Apple do? They did a great job of implementing a very nice, clean and modern UI. The design features they implemented were largely copied from Android, Windows Phone and WebOS. And what is wrong with that? Absolutely nothing.

    Copying UI designs is hardly new a new concept as designs are as much about trends as music and hairstyles. Take an example from the side menu on the Facebook Mobile app. Now I'm not say the Facebook app is a good design, however they did get this one thing right. This small design change has in short time become a standard for native apps and mobile websites everywhere. As a Web developer I am always looking for inspiration from other well known websites.

    So Why Then Are Android Fans So Vocal About This Update?

    It's very simple really, Apple has made a pretty good living at poking at the things Android and it's OEM's have copied from iOS. There's a big lawsuit that's still fresh in our minds that had something to do with rounded corners, grids of icons, bounce back effects and oh yeah, squares. How can a company that is so against being copied, turn around and copy features made by the company they just sued for copying? God, that was a lot of referencing to copying. Anyway, to answer that question I'll copy a phrase from one of my favorite books.

    In The Game of Patents, You Win or You Die

    Apple is playing the patent game and let's face it, they're pretty good at it. Like Tywin Lannister in Game of Thrones, like him or hate him, (chances are you hate him) you gotta admit he can play the game.

    But that doesn't change the cheated feeling that us Android fanboys feel. I'm reminded of something I learned at a very young age, something my parents taught me. Something learned from society. And that is, if you take something, you give something back in return.

    Come on Apple, if you're going to take Android's designs, you should share some of yours back. Design should be shared, fostered and allowed to flourish. Not stifled by ridiculously vague patent laws. 
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  • Joe Diamond2012-07-15 16:45:22
    Jelly Bean for Kindle Fire

    Decided to take a break from playing around with my new Galaxy S3 this morning to flash +Hash Code's new Jelly Bean ROM on my Kindle Fire. You may be asking what the point is of having Jelly Bean on the Kindle Fire, and well, that would be a good question. With no microphone or GPS it does render Google Now somewhat useless. However there is one very big reason that it is worth it, and that is Project Butter. I was amazed at how smooth this ROM runs. There are a few minor issues (very minor) still being worked out, but without a doubt this ROM is daily ready.

    As always Hashcode has once again put out some amazing development work for the Kindle Fire. Check out his post on +xda-developers by clicking the link below if you'd like to check it out!
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  • Joe Diamond2012-05-27 19:23:42
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    Oh yeah! Battle of Blackwater. Counting down the hours! #GOTDay

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    War is finally here. The Battle of Blackwater airs tonight at 9PM only on HBO.

    "SHARE" this trailer with your friends and spread the word across the realm.
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  • Joe Diamond2011-12-27 02:01:27
    Icecream sandwich always was one of my favorite deserts
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  • Joe Diamond2013-06-11 02:51:21
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    Thoughts On iOS7 From an Android Fan

    Like many other people I was curious to see what Apple would come out with today in terms of updates to their mobile platform. As we all know iOS6 was dated and long overdue for an update. Let's face it, skeuomorphic design went out with the last decade in favor of the more modern, minimalist feel of flat design.

    So how did Apple do? They did a great job of implementing a very nice, clean and modern UI. The design features they implemented were largely copied from Android, Windows Phone and WebOS. And what is wrong with that? Absolutely nothing.

    Copying UI designs is hardly new a new concept as designs are as much about trends as music and hairstyles. Take an example from the side menu on the Facebook Mobile app. Now I'm not say the Facebook app is a good design, however they did get this one thing right. This small design change has in short time become a standard for native apps and mobile websites everywhere. As a Web developer I am always looking for inspiration from other well known websites.

    So Why Then Are Android Fans So Vocal About This Update?

    It's very simple really, Apple has made a pretty good living at poking at the things Android and it's OEM's have copied from iOS. There's a big lawsuit that's still fresh in our minds that had something to do with rounded corners, grids of icons, bounce back effects and oh yeah, squares. How can a company that is so against being copied, turn around and copy features made by the company they just sued for copying? God, that was a lot of referencing to copying. Anyway, to answer that question I'll copy a phrase from one of my favorite books.

    In The Game of Patents, You Win or You Die

    Apple is playing the patent game and let's face it, they're pretty good at it. Like Tywin Lannister in Game of Thrones, like him or hate him, (chances are you hate him) you gotta admit he can play the game.

    But that doesn't change the cheated feeling that us Android fanboys feel. I'm reminded of something I learned at a very young age, something my parents taught me. Something learned from society. And that is, if you take something, you give something back in return.

    Come on Apple, if you're going to take Android's designs, you should share some of yours back. Design should be shared, fostered and allowed to flourish. Not stifled by ridiculously vague patent laws. 
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  • Joe Diamond2012-12-25 14:58:29
    Yes! Got a 32 GB Nexus 7 from my wife! 
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  • Joe Diamond2012-07-14 02:24:51
    First post from my new Galaxy S3!
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  • Joe Diamond2012-04-15 15:12:08
    I have to say I'm surprised at the level of gameplay in some of these new mobile mmo's. I've had more fun than I thought I would playing Pocket Legends. Gives me hope that there will be real immersive games in the not too distant future.

    +Daniel Van Der Werken you should try it out just for kicks.
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  • Joe Diamond2012-11-18 16:57:55
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    Who is ready to win a Nexus 4 or a Nexus 10?!! Make sure to share and follow us to make sure you get the news first! Stay tuned!
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  • Joe Diamond2012-06-27 23:41:06
    After catching the IO keynotes, various other bits and pieces as well as updating my Google Apps today, I have to say that Google has taken it to a whole new level today. Good job +Google!!! 
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  • Joe Diamond2013-06-06 02:52:00
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    CONAN Highlight: Were you upset after the last +Game of Thrones episode? Because George R.R. Martin finds that DELIGHTFUL. 
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  • Joe Diamond2013-03-14 22:10:02
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    Winter is coming... And I am ready

    #winteriscoming #gameofthrones #ommegang #ironthrone
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  • Joe Diamond2013-03-14 21:50:04
    Winter is coming... And I am ready

    #winteriscoming #gameofthrones #ommegang #ironthrone
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  • Joe Diamond2012-06-23 20:21:36
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    Excellent full review of the Samsung Galaxy S III. Watching this just reinforces that I did the right thing in waiting for this device. 

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    (Sat04) Unboxing the Samsung Galaxy SIII.

     Samsung Galaxy S III: Unboxing & Review

    Samsung has given me two of these puppies. It's a great phone. Love the physical home button, multiple apps and windows running (eg, watching video while reading email), and widgets.
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  • Joe Diamond2012-05-16 10:50:01
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    Omg this is hilarious!

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    You KNOW you're rooted when....


    1. You know you’re rooted when your girlfriend can’t get hold of you for an hour because you’re in recovery.. and she becomes suspicious.

    2. You know you’re rooted when someone asks if rooting is like jail breaking their iPhone and you laugh in their face.

    3. You know you’re rooted when boot loops don’t scare you anymore.

    4. You know you’re rooted when your girlfriend looks in your messages and gets suspicious cause you have none.

    5. You know your are rooted when u scream “YESSSS” in a bus full of people because a rom update successfully booted up.

    6. You know you are rooted when someone at a party says “hey you have that awesome 12/8 mp camera phone right? Please take a pic of us” and you can only sheepishly reply “Cyanogenmod doesn’t have working camera yet”

    7. You know you’re rooted when you take your Android phone to the service center and they say that your warranty is voided because of rooting.

    8. You know your rooted when you wake up and your Android device is still in your hands.

    9. You know you are rooted when two iPhone guys are talking about their phones and you are sitting there smiling thinking “if only they could understand the things you do on your phone is of a magnitude higher than they can ever do”

    10. You know you’re rooted when your microUSB cable connected to your PC is used more often than your mouse.

    Source: http://bit.ly/K5FF2d

    #Android #Humor
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  • Joe Diamond2012-05-03 03:51:07
    Got my new PC built and up and running... been without one for a couple months now. Now I see what everyone's been talking about with this #whitespace !
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  • Joe Diamond2012-03-06 02:17:03
    Just installed Ice Cream Sandwich (CM9) on my kindle fire. The UI looks absolutely gorgeous on the tablet screen, but I noticed some bugs pretty quickly. For one I could not get wifi to work (even though it supposedly does work). I've restored back to CM7 for now until the ROM is a little more stable. 
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  • Joe Diamond2012-02-19 16:44:18
    Just flashed the AOKP ROM (ICS) to my original Droid Incredible. Very nice ROM. More stable than any other ICS ROM I've tried. Only bad thing was I had to remove the awful pink unicorn boot animation. :)
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  • Joe Diamond2012-01-19 18:22:57
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    Make your Windows 7 desktop look like Android ICS

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    Sick nasty!
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  • Joe Diamond2012-01-16 00:54:07
    Changing my Superbowl prediction. 2007 rematch with a different outcome this time ;)
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  • Joe Diamond2011-08-29 20:26:51
    Mohawk River from the Twin Bridges just after reopening
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  • Joe Diamond2012-12-14 23:45:06
    Time to see The Hobbit! 
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  • Joe Diamond2012-08-18 14:18:10
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    Google's Lawsuit Against Apple

    I'm seeing a surprising number of people upset at Google for filing this suit, claiming that Google is now "stooping" to Apple's level. This simply is not true. This lawsuit was inevitable and in fact very necessary. 

    Apple has declared all out war with Android which has become more and more clear in recent months. While Google has never really been a company to use patents offensively, they are forced to do so in order to let Apple know that they will not sit idly by while Apple tries to dismantle Android and the companies who use it. 

    Google will never, I repeat NEVER go through with this ban. They will not stifle innovation. As much as us Android fan-boys might not like to believe, Apple is good for us to have around, and Google also knows this. 

    Google just wants to show Apple that they will not go down without a fight and assert themselves as a valid, legal presence in the mobile market while at the same time telling Apple to "Back Off"!

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    What do you think about Google's lawsuit against Apple?
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  • Joe Diamond2012-08-16 00:30:49
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    And there was much rejoicing!

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  • Joe Diamond2012-08-10 00:41:26
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    Play World of Warcraft and/or Diablo? You should change your passwords immediately. Please help spread the word.
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  • Joe Diamond2012-07-07 17:52:56
    While I'm a little down from finding out my phone has a locked and possibly encrypted bootloader, I was still excited to just receive this email!
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  • Joe Diamond2012-06-25 01:54:14
    I just pre-ordered my Samsung Galaxy S3 from +Verizon Wireless!!!
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  • Joe Diamond2012-03-04 02:24:33
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    Roku app now available for Android.

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  • Joe Diamond2012-02-17 02:27:43
    Cm7 flashed onto my KF. So much better than the Kindle version of gingerbread. 
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  • Joe Diamond2012-02-09 00:55:05
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    Some awesome updates to the G+ Android App today. If they removed the Incoming Stream I don't think I'll keep it though.

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    Google+ Android app gets a speed boost

    Today, we’ve made available a new version of Google+ for Android that includes significant performance improvements across the board, so your stream and photos (and just about everything else) should load more quickly.

    In addition:

    - The "What's hot" stream is now available
    - You can see who has +1'd a post or comment
    - Photos in "From your Circles" scroll for-e-ver
    - We truncate lengthy posts and comments in stream view

    And as always, you can grab the latest version of the app from Android Market here: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.google.android.apps.plus

    We're excited to hear what you think, so please keep the feedback coming!

    #googleplusupdate
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  • Joe Diamond2012-01-28 02:17:46
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  • Joe Diamond2013-01-18 12:01:41
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    #MIUILOVE : MIUI ROM has 10,000,000 users now! Big thanks to our 17 fan sites and every MIUI user! We want to share our love to all with a special MIUILove theme and MI-2!

    Please download the theme here http://en.miui.com/

    With every download of MIUILove theme, MIUI will donate 0.1 RMB to the Smile Angel Foundation to help children born with cleft lip and palate (CLP) from low-income families. 

    Follow +MIUI ROM and share this for a chance to win a Xiaomi Smartphone MI-2!
     A winner will be announced on 22 Jan. 2013!
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  • Joe Diamond2013-01-15 18:07:34
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    This is so true lol

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    #corporate   #applications  

    I bet you can tell a good story..

    Source: stuffthathappens.com
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  • Joe Diamond2013-01-13 18:06:53
    Running Ubuntu on my Nexus 7 thanks to Tasssadar's MultiROM.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2011403
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  • Joe Diamond2012-11-20 00:39:36
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    Status update for CM10.1. I can't wait for this!

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    CM 10.1 Status Update

    So we continue to work through the merger of 4.2 code and our CM enhancements. A branch in our github repos called mr1-staging has been created to facilitate the merger and is the target for core CM items (not features).

    mr1-staging is not meant to be compile-able, its only purpose is to be a staging grounds for our core work. Chances are, it is useless for independent builders.

    CM 10.0 (4.1.2) code is in jellybean-stable, if you are working on a bug-fix for the last stable release, patches should be submitted against that branch. If/when we do another 4.1.2 release (ie CM 10.0.x), it will originate from code in this branch.  

    Once staging is done in mr1-staging, we will push all that code to a 'CM10.1' branch, and eventually back to our primary 'jellybean' branch. This process is in place to make sure that we effectively move forward from CM 10.0 code, instead of starting over as was seen with the jump from Gingerbread to ICS. Patches from gerrit will be accepted towards CM 10.1, but for now, please have patience while we work through mr1-staging. 

    While the 4.2 updates are on a smaller scale, they do present some changes that will need to be considered and will effect our implementation of features. Just to name them briefly: Telephony Split, Multi-User, Quick Settings, and Lock-Screen Widgets. These items will be a strong focus when the initial CM10.1 branch is created. 

    On the feature front, +David van Tonder decided to make his weekend productive, and has already worked on the code for the majority of our MMS enhancements: Emoji support, sms split, gestures and templates, quick messaging. Notably MMS auto retrieve is not being forward ported as Google fixed that themselves. As stated above, patches will hit gerrit review after this staging process is completed. 

    As always, a timeline isn't and won't be available. We will continue to provide updates as we have them. 
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  • Joe Diamond2012-11-01 16:46:43
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    Think I may take a break from the CM10 nightlies to check this out.

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    Jelly Bean leak for Verizon's Galaxy S3.
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  • Joe Diamond2012-08-29 01:15:30
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    I'm so guilty of most of these!

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    #GeekHumor   #Humor   #Geek  
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  • Joe Diamond2012-07-31 21:35:34
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    Ladies and gentlemen, cancel your tethering plans!
    +Daniel Van Der Werken

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    Big win for consumers that are Verizon customers: no more tethering fees!!!
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  • Joe Diamond2012-06-30 16:38:55
    So if you're like me and counting down the days until Christma... er Verizon's Galaxy S3 release, you can pass the time by checking out XDA's US Samsung Galaxy S3 forum.
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  • Joe Diamond2012-06-17 15:36:05
    Picture of a rose in my back yard
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  • Joe Diamond2012-06-12 14:48:02
    Finally went to get my car after two weeks of waiting for repairs from my neighbor backing into it. While I'm getting ready to leave someone else backs into it!!! Thanks +H & V Collision Center for taking it back in and buffing out the minor abrasion.
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  • Joe Diamond2012-06-01 01:41:35
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    Leeroy Jenkins is back!

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    I remember when I first saw the original fraps of Leeroy Jenkins back in the day. I died laughing.

    Leeroy Jenkins: Reimagined as a Short Film
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  • Joe Diamond2012-05-08 12:16:06
    Grading this weeks #GameofThrones episode.

    I noticed every single one of these inconsistencies including a fewothers. Bran and Rickons escape from Winterfell was much much more dramatic in the book. Also there still is no Jojen and Meera.

    I'm beginning to feel a little cheated regarding Bran's story in the show. It is much more interesting in the book.
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  • Joe Diamond2012-05-06 14:12:11
    As a .net developer, I wouldn't mind seeing this happen. Not that dalvik is that difficult in comparison, but less for me to learn!
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  • Joe Diamond2012-04-07 21:01:19
    Just saw this commercial and was surpised to see a shot of the Twin Bridges going into Latham. You can see it at about 43 seconds in.
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  • Joe Diamond2012-03-21 01:35:54
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    It was always a dream of mine as a child to fly under my own power. Mr. Smeet here has succeeded in doing just that. I so want to try this!

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    It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a.. human?
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  • Joe Diamond2012-03-11 02:21:17
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    Energy ROM (CM9 Kang for Kindle Fire)

    So after trying this ROM out for a day I have to say I am impressed. It is the most stable ICS ROM I've tried on the kindle so far. There are only a couple problems with it currently.

    1. No hardware acceleration. Basically nothing graphics intensive will work properly such as high-def video or certain games. For the most part this hasn't negatively impacted my experience while using the ROM. There are no ICS ROMS for the kindle that have HWA working right now anyway.
    2. Battery life is not that fantastic. CM7 had much better life.

    Other than these two issues the ROM is relatively bug free, which is saying alot for an ICS ROM. I am going to continue using this as my daily as the ICS benefits for the tablet outweigh the drawbacks.

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    Just flashed another ICS ROM (CM9 kang) on my kindle fire. Seems to work pretty well compared to others I've tried. Worst problem I could find was that HD video is not yet working. Here is the link if anyone wants to give it a try. 
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  • Joe Diamond2012-02-22 16:49:03
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    Seems to be becoming a trend.

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    Do you work remotely? Would you prefer it?
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  • Joe Diamond2012-01-25 01:05:49
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    Interesting, going to have to go outside and check later

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    Today's solar storm could bring the Northern Lights as far south as New York and Oregon.
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  • Joe Diamond2012-01-10 01:41:25
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    This thing is insane.

    +Daron Dowd weren't we just talking about something like this?

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    This is where it's headed, kids.

    Holy crap.

    WVIL unbelievable new camera at CES 2011
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  • Joe Diamond2011-08-15 21:47:32
    Anyone else experiencing data connectivity issues today? Wondering if its the weather or if somethings wrong with my phone.
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    I just needed a place to be warm...
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  • Joe Diamond2013-05-25 18:14:53
    I have a permanent smile on my face after watching this. 
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  • Joe Diamond2013-04-04 00:23:31
    This is absolutely incredible! 
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  • Joe Diamond2013-03-09 01:30:35
    Add the Pie Launcher from Paranoid Android to your rooted Android device. 
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  • Joe Diamond2013-01-23 11:37:38
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    Programmer Interrupted

    The most thorough study to date that uses a variety of techniques to gauge the cost of interrupting a programmer:

    pupillometry
    subvocal utterances
    tracking eclipse and visual studio typing frequencies/patterns.


    High level takeaway:
    A programmer takes between 10-15 minutes to start editing code after resuming work from an interruption.

    When interrupted during an edit of a method, only 10% of times did a programmer resume work in less than a minute.

    Definitely worth reading.
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  • Joe Diamond2013-01-18 02:33:05
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    These are great!

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    This is hilarious! 
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  • Joe Diamond2013-01-13 21:06:09
    Wow another amazing comeback. 
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  • Joe Diamond2012-11-13 21:42:11
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    I know what I'll be doing this weekend. :)

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    Hey, developers, Android 4.2 SDK is out. Ready to go to work?

    #Android42JellyBean   #Android42  #SDK
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  • Joe Diamond2012-10-10 23:31:46
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    Coming soon!

    Via +CyanogenMod

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  • Joe Diamond2012-08-26 22:54:37
    I've noticed a lot of people doing this lately and figured I'd give it a try as well.

    I am someone that loves a good conversation so I'm always looking for good people to converse with.

    You'll usually find me discussing topics regarding Technology, particularly Web Development and Mobile Development. Although I'm always up for talking Gaming, Sports or any other Social Media topics.

    If you are the same way then add me and introduce yourself here to get added back! Let's all expand our networks and improve our Google+ experience!

    #Technology  #WebDevelopment   #MobileDevelopment   #Gaming   #Sports   #SocialMedia
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  • Joe Diamond2012-08-18 14:00:10
    It's been a very interesting week for "Bootloaders". First, the Verizon variant of the Samsung Galaxy S3 was finally hacked thanks to a leak and now Motorola is announcing an unlock tool for some of their devices. 

    There are only a handful of moto devices currently available for unlock, however the unlock page indicates there are more to come, 

    "We are continuing to explore the possibility of offering additional devices with unlockable bootloaders in the future, in other markets across the globe, as allowed by our carrier and regulatory obligations."

    This is quite an interesting development as Motorola has long been known for their extremely locked down devices.

    I can't help but think that Google's acquisition of Motorola had something to do with this.

    CC: +Daron Dowd 
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  • Joe Diamond2012-07-26 18:52:55
    Had a visitor show up at work today. Sorry buddy, not getting in without some I'D! 
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  • Joe Diamond2012-06-23 00:06:47
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  • Joe Diamond2012-06-22 01:27:55
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  • Joe Diamond2012-06-08 10:36:08
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    Swiss newspaper prints its entire front page in binary to celebrate going fully digital http://tnw.to/j002
    [pic: Flickr - Thomas Leuthard]
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  • Joe Diamond2012-06-03 12:23:06
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    This could be the phone that actually makes me renew my Verizon contract. Still rocking my original droid incredible just because I don't want to lock up for another two years. On the other hand, I don't feel like paying the full $650 either.

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  • Joe Diamond2012-05-19 15:31:58
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    Here's a good use for QR codes.

    +Daron Dowd should have used this example in your presentation yesterday.

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    QR code reveals itself on glass only when it's filled with Guinness!

    Marketers take note! Guinness is running a marketing campaign called Guinness QR Cup. You can't see a QR code etched into the glass until you fill it with Guinness. (Most other beers aren't dark enough to work.) Then you can snap a pic with your smart phone, at which point "it tweets about your pint, updates your facebook status, checks you in via 4 square, downloads coupons and promotions, invites your friends to join, and even launches exclusive Guiness content."

    http://www.thedieline.com/blog/2012/5/18/guinness-qr-cup.html

    Posted first on Google+ by +James Moore.
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  • Joe Diamond2012-05-15 11:16:21
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  • Joe Diamond2012-05-08 16:48:25
    #AirForceOne on the tarmac in Albany.

    Snapped this as I was driving by.

    #obama518
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  • Joe Diamond2012-05-08 00:26:55
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    Great presentation on giving presentations.

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    This is a short preso I did in Paris in November - it is presented here in Present Me. (The audience was tired before I began - this is why I went with the SB dancing video and getting up to stretch, etc. I planned the intro about 30 minutes before I started when I saw the audience was really, really sleepy due to the time of day (it was a good conference, but I was the last speaker...)
    http://present.me/view/3642-garr-reynolds-presentation-zen
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  • Joe Diamond2012-05-06 00:23:57
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    Nice to actually see this in action. I think the PC I just built myself will be the last traditional desktop I own.

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    Here's the video I made of Ubuntu for Android. I'm no video expert so the sound is clunky and the flow isn't great, but you can still see how great this idea could be, especially the bit where richard undocks and then redocks the phone and the desktop and LibreOffice are just waiting for him. Plenty of distance to go but it convinced me that in future a mobile device may be all I need.

    I discussed this some more in InfoWorld: http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/ubuntu-and-android-match-made-in-open-source-192287
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  • Joe Diamond2012-04-30 23:31:42
    I missed a lot of the differences this week since they were more subtle than last week but I definitely noticed the absence of Jojen and Meera which has me concerned about the overall plot. Of course the Littlefinger/Tyrell thing is way off but at this point I don't really care anymore. Also a few of the differences were actually kind of cool, like Arya's scene with Tywin Lanister where she says ,"Anyone can be killed", which sums up her character perfectly.

    Cc: +Daniel Rotondo +Brian Zimmel 
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  • Joe Diamond2012-04-21 17:35:10
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    It's done! They are real!
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  • Joe Diamond2012-04-14 13:41:56
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    1337 5p34k exercise

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    If you can read this, you have a strong mind.
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  • Joe Diamond2012-04-12 12:01:13
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    In case you haven't seen it yet. One of +Lamarr Wilson 's best IMO.

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    People HATE change, like the new Google+ design. You'll LOVE this video, though! #whitespace

    Please +1 & SHARE!
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  • Joe Diamond2012-03-30 23:57:04
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    Hey +New York Jets fans, get your Danny Woodhead jersey here!

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    Google+ fans, this contest is JUST for YOU! If you like +New England Patriots on Google+, you can enter to win a signed Danny Woodhead jersey!
    http://www.patriots.com/fan-zone/woodhead-jersey-sweeps.html

    Share this post & spread the word!
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  • Joe Diamond2012-03-30 23:17:01
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    In a world of Java, there still is room for a little asp.net.

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    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/750022/high-profile-asp-net-websites/750573
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  • Joe Diamond2012-03-26 23:03:32
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  • Joe Diamond2012-03-22 00:36:20
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    Aw man, I was so hoping that was real

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    Aww man!
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  • Joe Diamond2012-03-22 00:06:18
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    Tebow to NY not a done deal yet.

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    Could contractual issues open the door for the Jaguars to swoop in and land Tebow?
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  • Joe Diamond2012-03-17 03:41:08
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    Very enlightening interview with George R. R. Martin. Talks about why he kills major characters and how difficult it is to write Bran viewpoints. To top it all off he reads an excerpt from The Winds of Winter. And no, it's not the chapter he posted on his website.

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    Last part! The final 9 minutes includes the reading of the first few pages of a chapter from The Winds of Winter that GRRM has not read or posted anywhere else before.
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  • Joe Diamond2012-03-11 02:58:33
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    ICS AOKP ROM for Droid Incredible

    Spent the day trying this out (along with an ICS ROM on my KF) and let me say that this ROM is absolutely fantastic. I have yet to find ANY bugs or other issues on it which for an ICS ROM is pretty much unheard of right now. I'm going to try to keep hammering this to see if I can find any problems.

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  • Joe Diamond2012-03-10 02:22:57
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    This has been around a while but quite hilarious if you've never seen it before.

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    Viral Video Classic: The Website Is Down

    Possibly #nsfw if you're squeamish, but worth every giggle. For every sys admin, IT guy, support staff or elite tech soul who has tried to help others less apt. :) It still makes me laugh even though it's nearing four years old.
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  • Joe Diamond2012-03-03 05:56:01
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    Going to have to try this out. Looks pretty nice.

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  • Joe Diamond2012-02-29 22:36:53
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    Chucks back, this time he's roundhouse kicking Mario.

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    Super Chuck Norris :D :D :D
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  • Joe Diamond2012-02-25 00:42:04
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    Not bad at all
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  • Joe Diamond2012-02-21 00:51:14
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    I remember this commercial, didn't realize it was Sheldon!

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    Jim Parsons in a vintage FedEx Commercial. ROFL
    FYI: That's Sheldon in The Big Bang Theory.

    Please share of you like it!
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  • Joe Diamond2012-02-18 16:05:11
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    Kudos to +Up Your Plus for helping those generating good content without followers to find a following.

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    Posted by +Gabriel Vasile:
    30 GREAT POSTS FROM PEOPLE & PAGES UNDER 1000 FOLLOWERS (PART I)

    Yes, I'm starting with the less known people on Google+ and I want to find the best less known things first. I'll move on slowly to more popular people too, however, I think this is a good place to start.

    For this post, I've looked through hundreds of people and thousands of posts. I used +CircleCount by +Daniel Sandstain (www.circlecount.com) to find great people & pages under 1000 followers and www.googleplussuomi.com by +Jari Huomo to find their best posts. I have found about 30 interesting posts for the under 1000 followers category. This is the first part, having 15 of them. Hope you'll enjoy them!

    1. Honest logos designed by Viktor H. - by ++Interactive
    https://plus.google.com/105249778786454015884/posts/Gqgq8BwZ1PV

    2. Notification Control - by ++Interactive
    https://plus.google.com/105249778786454015884/posts/Wm5VjzcrEyd

    3. What to do on Google+ and how to make the most of it - by +Damon Meredith
    https://plus.google.com/114034899375335830897/posts/7GCewdqKoLm

    4. Chain Story #2 - by +Damon Meredith
    https://plus.google.com/114034899375335830897/posts/EzS2RnkrioW

    5. Tunnel of Love in Kleven, Ukraine by Oleg Gordienko - by +Cong1.com
    https://plus.google.com/115520196031334905474/posts/5R7Fco7BXat

    6. Painted body art - by +Cong1.com
    https://plus.google.com/115520196031334905474/posts/SJ5gATjEgvo

    7. The bridge with unique twists - by +Cong1.com https://plus.google.com/115520196031334905474/posts/enZfi3WPHw5

    8. Google+ Facts and Figures [infographic] - by +Ber|Art Visual Design V.O.F.
    https://plus.google.com/107180689125646230035/posts/CkzShskiwTy

    9. How to Get More Clicks on Twitter [infographic] - by +Ber|Art Visual Design V.O.F.
    https://plus.google.com/107180689125646230035/posts/TYrsFZtydXe

    10. New safer and more reliable file-sharing system - by +Notepad++
    https://plus.google.com/111113208290869772509/posts/j4Euu3GCyNs

    11. Light & Dragons [Album] - +B.c.N.y. yu
    https://plus.google.com/photos/110152156128311795039/albums/5706392943949005297

    12. Italian Photo Contest.! Prize pool of over 5,000 euros [Italian] - by +Foto Comuni-Italiani.it
    https://plus.google.com/109783495323231193109/posts/AangBNJKMrQ

    13. Why Google is better than Facebook? [Italian] - by +Web in Fermento - web, marketing, social media
    https://plus.google.com/103085310292092244051/posts/67GBrrfMxXW

    14. A great photo - by +saeid ghanbari
    https://plus.google.com/photos/112956613131125260794/albums/5638718727994331937/5638718726339676514

    15. A funny image - by +Linda Wilson
    https://plus.google.com/108044567218789487924/posts/QDtMmYn6B5M

    If you want to be a curator on this page, write your name here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApXMryRw2C-cdElOZXZLVXY0eWxlXzZVdDBHZ3R3Q0E#gid=0

    What are your favorites? You can submit your suggestions at bestofgplus@gmail.com
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  • Joe Diamond2012-02-16 02:44:28
    My new Kindle Fire is rooted!
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  • Joe Diamond2012-02-14 01:16:13
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    More Ice and Fire stuff

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    Love these!
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  • Joe Diamond2012-02-11 14:32:30
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    Android: I fixed it. LOL
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  • Joe Diamond2012-02-05 01:38:43
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    Are you ready for push notifications across the Web?
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    Getting a little ahead of ourselves, are we?
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    Targeted Ad gone wrong. lol
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  • Joe Diamond2012-01-22 23:11:36
    Superbowl!!!! 
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