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« Reply #350: September 13, 2010, 11:18:11 PM »
And the terrible secret would be out...Hahvahd undergrads are REALLY freakING STUPID. 

"Ha, LOL, OMG...it was kind of like, lame, or whatever"

That line would probably get one a B+ or an A- on a 2nd year English exam.

The founder of facebook IM'ed a friend that he would share data from anyone at harvard back when it first started. This is widely known, yet people still use it.

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« Reply #351: September 15, 2010, 04:25:41 PM »

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« Reply #352: September 17, 2010, 03:48:12 PM »
http://www.dailytech.com/Google+Music+Details+Leak+25Year+One+Free+Play+Streaming+Anywhere/article19648.htm

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Billboard magazine, one of the oldest and deepest entrenched music magazines, is citing multiple sources as having revealed secret details of Google's upcoming music service.

The new Google Music comes at a price -- $25 a year to be precise -- but it makes Apple's iTunes (in its current implementation) look like a dinosaur.  First the basics; the service will offer direct digital downloads much like Apple.

An album download will reportedly generally cost $7.  Most tracks will cost 70 cents, "superstar tracks" will cost 91 cents, and "catalog tracks" will cost 49 cents.

Your $25 subscription fee comes with a free online music "locker" -- a secure storage site in the cloud – in which you will be able to place your purchases.  From there they can stream your music to any compatible internet connected computer or device. 

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If that feature is not enough to make Apple blush, this will as well -- Google will be offering a one-time full preview, reportedly of every track in its library, similar to what Lala.com did before Apple acquired it, killing the full-length previews.  Full previews certainly outdo iTunes 20 second previews of 4 minute tracks.

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« Reply #353: September 17, 2010, 03:52:54 PM »
Now, if they do something like Lala did, where it scans your iTunes library and matches your songs to their library, so that you don't have to re-purchase them, I'll be sold.

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« Reply #354: September 17, 2010, 07:21:26 PM »
Slobbering Jmad-like obedience to google coming in 3. . .2. . .1. . .

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« Reply #355: September 17, 2010, 08:18:57 PM »
So the $25 pays for no music, just bandwidth/disk space?

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« Reply #356: October 03, 2010, 10:15:32 PM »
Google has finally made that wretched "conversation" feature in Gmail, optional! :clap:

http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/turn-off-gmails-conversation-view.html


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« Reply #357: October 03, 2010, 10:18:18 PM »
why don't you like it?  I find that to be the most useful Gmail feature there is.

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« Reply #358: October 03, 2010, 10:23:15 PM »
why don't you like it?  I find that to be the most useful Gmail feature there is.

Because sometimes they'd group things together in conversations that aren't conversations, for example, I wanted my online shopping email account to be a Gmail account.  With this, there are NO conversations but sometimes they'd group somethings as conversations but not other things.  I never could figure out why some things that weren't conversations were grouped as them but other, similar things, that also weren't conversations, weren't.

I'm sure there are other instances where you have a collection of email that aren't in any way conversational but that was the reason for me.

I always wanted it as an option because there are times, for general emailing, I'd guess, where this feature makes sense so I didn't want it eliminated completely.

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« Reply #359: October 12, 2010, 09:55:16 PM »
Anyone ever made an entire presentation for work with google docs? OpenOffice is taking up precious music streaming resources on my netbook.

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« Reply #360: October 12, 2010, 09:56:35 PM »
Anyone ever made an entire presentation for work with google docs? OpenOffice is taking up precious music streaming resources on my netbook.

nope, but I did give up on OO a few months ago on my Mac, bit the bullet and bought Mac Office.

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« Reply #361: October 12, 2010, 09:58:51 PM »
OOo sucks on the Mac.

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« Reply #362: October 25, 2010, 12:56:36 PM »
http://www.hardocp.com/news/2010/10/25/donrsquot_like_your_house_on_street_view63_then_move/

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Appearing on CNN’s "Parker Spitzer" program last week, he said that people who don’t like Google’s Street View cars taking pictures of their homes and businesses "can just move" afterward to protect their privacy. Ironically, he said this on the very day that Google admitted those cars captured more than just fragments of personal payload data.


:wtf:

Jobs or Gates would be crucified for that kind of remark but Schmidt runs his mouth and nobody cares?

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« Reply #363: October 31, 2010, 09:46:53 PM »
now that I can sign in to Flickr using my Google Account, I am wondering if I should jump ship from Picasa Web Albums and switch to Flickr. 

thoughts?

either way, I only really use it for private storage and for occasionally uploading pictures from my phone. i'm not a real heavy picture-taker.

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« Reply #364: October 31, 2010, 10:49:56 PM »
I'd say if it ain't broke, don't fix it.  Unless you have some reason to switch or are unsatisfied with Picasa, why bother with the hassle?

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« Reply #365: October 31, 2010, 10:51:23 PM »
I'd say if it ain't broke, don't fix it.  Unless you have some reason to switch or are unsatisfied with Picasa, why bother with the hassle?

dunno. just thinking out loud.

I hear Flickr is a much better service, but the only thing holding me back from it was the need for a yahoo account. now that obstacle is gone.

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« Reply #366: October 31, 2010, 11:03:53 PM »
Well if all you've got to lose is time and don't mind, mess around with it a little and see if you like it.

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« Reply #367: October 31, 2010, 11:04:32 PM »
Well if all you've got to lose is time and don't mind, mess around with it a little and see if you like it.


THATS WHAT SHE SAID

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« Reply #368: October 31, 2010, 11:05:47 PM »
:rimshot:

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« Reply #369: November 01, 2010, 06:04:03 PM »
Google Buzz is sick, but not quite dead.

http://www.google.com/buzz/louisgray/JeeT7ajjVy6/AddThis-Stats-Show-Spike-in-Google-Buzz-Sharing

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Over the last 90 days of available statistics, popular multi-network sharing service AddThis shows few surprises in its top services selected by customers. Facebook dominates all options with nearly 40 percent of all shares, with Twitter and e-mail having just under ten percent apiece. But further down the chart, while most services saw single digit moves, up or down, two Google services are seeing significant growth - with Gmail logging an increase of 76%, and its companion network, Google Buzz, spiking, up 296% from the previous 90 day period. Sharing from AddThis to Buzz was good enough for #22 overall, just ahead of others including LinkedIn, Tumblr and Wordpress.

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« Reply #370: November 01, 2010, 06:39:54 PM »
So it went from like 10 people last time to 30 people this period?

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« Reply #371: November 01, 2010, 08:45:47 PM »
So it went from like 10 people last time to 30 people this period?

my theory is that Google is just letting the service ride until GoogleMe is ready, and then they will kill it.

shame though, cause i use Buzz every day these days its my primary social network. that and twitter, but I use Buzz more than twitter these days.

most of the people who use Buzz though are the super-techhead industry types, casual "social" people just stick to facebook.

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« Reply #372: November 02, 2010, 09:29:01 PM »
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Google rarely contacts Gmail users via email, but we are making an exception to let you know that we've reached a settlement in a lawsuit regarding Google Buzz (http://buzz.google.com), a service we launched within Gmail in February of this year.

Shortly after its launch, we heard from a number of people who were concerned about privacy. In addition, we were sued by a group of Buzz users and recently reached a settlement in this case.

The settlement acknowledges that we quickly changed the service to address users' concerns. In addition, Google has committed $8.5 million to an independent fund, most of which will support organizations promoting privacy education and policy on the web. We will also do more to educate people about privacy controls specific to Buzz. The more people know about privacy online, the better their online experience will be.

Just to be clear, this is not a settlement in which people who use Gmail can file to receive compensation. Everyone in the U.S. who uses Gmail is included in the settlement, unless you personally decide to opt out before December 6, 2010. The Court will consider final approval of the agreement on January 31, 2011. This email is a summary of the settlement, and more detailed information and instructions approved by the court, including instructions about how to opt out, object, or comment, are available at http://www.BuzzClassAction.com.

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Re: Google Thread
« Reply #373: November 02, 2010, 09:32:12 PM »
...so what's in this for me in terms of dolla, dolla bills?

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« Reply #374: November 02, 2010, 09:44:22 PM »
Odd, I received no such email.