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Rick DeVos @RickDeVos Grand Rapids, Michigan

CEO of @StartGarden, Founder of @ArtPrize, Proud Michigander-anian, Investor, Reader, Helicopter Pilot, Traveler, Photographer, Curious Individual.

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@merhl Have these, they work OK in a small room w/ good acoustics. If it's larger w/ bad acoustics you're hosed http://t.co/27JLga3Dj3The microphone is obviously the weakest link in the chain. Networked Bluetooth headsets are a simple, cheap solution https://t.co/nHTJDTUQcnMeanwhile there's a proliferation of great services for making calls and conferences, linking rooms of multiple ppl https://t.co/nHTJDTUQcnBluetooth conference call speakers stink, most rooms have terrible acoustics, everyone needs their own microphone. https://t.co/nHTJDTUQcnIf you are able to hack something like that together I would very, very gladly be a first customer and work with you to test it.Someone please develop this con. call product: -Bluetooth base-station -Pairs w/ 4-12 Bluetooth mic headsets -Integrates with Skype, etc.I love that the Grandwich competition was first pitched at @5x5night http://t.co/ECKA8RCJZMFed research: Student aid mostly raises the price of college tuition http://t.co/EVQPorQO8q
Retweeted by Rick DeVosVietnam Airlines shows off first 787 at D.C.'s @Reagan_Airport http://t.co/ip1pIBZjeI - http://t.co/5yaXd0pAFk
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7/7
2015
Mario Hezonja, Croatian soon to take over the NBA! It’s not bragging if you can back it up! https://t.co/rXMx40NLwC
Retweeted by Rick DeVos"Sanchez told them after he was arrested…that he was shooting at sea lions when the gun discharged" http://t.co/PseAH0DeaOWe need a National Conversation about National Conversations.I don't begrudge Greece for resenting the demands of foreign creditors, but this is ... wow. http://t.co/3JTW9vYB2m http://t.co/p4orq66Rj6
Retweeted by Rick DeVos"It's Almost Impossible to Reform America's Police" http://t.co/odvEDYf95b Public sector unions completely missing from this analysis."He asked if he could call his parents. They said no. He asked if he could call a lawyer. They said no." http://t.co/OWUBAGMLjJ Unreal.Seven Alternative Press-Containment Strategies for Hillary Clinton http://t.co/aNfebueA68 I'm partial to Truckasaurus, personally.From 40,000£ to 3£ 'The historical cost of artificial light’: http://t.co/vIZwA9cbds http://t.co/W5qE6sWlxW
Retweeted by Rick DeVosThe New Totalitarians Are Here http://t.co/xDeXi2A3KL "sending a clear warning that there’s plenty of room in the bonfire" Read this.FDA approves Theranos’ $9 finger stick blood test for herpes http://t.co/HQ2O3LDB0iAll good and right-thinking people should hold this opinion because all good and right-thinking people hold this opinion.
7/6
2015
@cliffwegner Well BOO on that too! : )It appears that in this bizarre game of "soccer" ("football" if you're annoying) even the Refs get medals. #HighlyUnAmericanHonda is making English its official language http://t.co/fCq8YfkTf4 Fascinating. Read the history of the Super Cub: https://t.co/Flnm1yzNDTThe seemingly arbitrary "injury time" and the rest of the otherwise weird timekeeping conventions of soccer confuses and angers me."Indeed from Greece to Italy to southern Iberia, the entire southern tier of Europe is doing quite poorly" http://t.co/Xchij4PLacBake your bacon in the oven. It is better that way.
7/5
2015
PATTON (1970) Director of Photography: Fred J. Koenekamp | Director: Franklin J. Schaffner http://t.co/rksu5BP2Ai
Retweeted by Rick DeVosThe Stearns Puddle Jumper is a pretty amazing piece of child swim gear. Highly recommended.The Cannondale Slate http://t.co/VFlQZWSTOo , http://t.co/O4ecz3n8uV Looks quite fun.TO CATCH A THIEF (1955) Director of Photography: Robert Burks | Director: Alfred Hitchcock http://t.co/IWBverZB2U
Retweeted by Rick DeVosThe time for hard cider...is now.America!
7/4
2015
Private company scrip currencies already starting in Greece. http://t.co/QlLzuaaeUh
Retweeted by Rick DeVos@benjaminedgar Basically the closest you could get to strapping on wings. A practical jet pack.Summer Evening Vibes http://t.co/CrsCUd5wAWAt this point 8 years ago, Barack Obama had 180,000 donors in his successful primary campaign against Hillary. Today, Sanders has 250,000.
Retweeted by Rick DeVosThis Risen aircraft looks amazing. 660 ft takeoff, 30 knot stall speed, 800+ mile range, 30+ MPG. http://t.co/X5gBmS6jloRobin Williams as a cheerleader http://t.co/H9pblJ7ieF
Retweeted by Rick DeVos"I once went to Europe and learned the U.S. is not a flawless utopia. Let me take this opportunity to expound on how horrible the U.S. is."
7/3
2015
Embarrassing: The U.S. Is Ranked 182nd In The World Alphabetically http://t.co/J3ueIdEtx5 http://t.co/x0MblfWm24
Retweeted by Rick DeVosSome candidates want to keep the EU together. I want to break up the actual European continent & send #Greece-size chunks of it into space.
Retweeted by Rick DeVosNope nope nope nope nope nope nope RT @lukeshoemaker: http://t.co/4cIoqpIYOA @RickDeVos dude."In the short term, the world runs on words; in the long term, the world runs on numbers." http://t.co/WKCgRtacLKWith bank lending still subdued, small businesses look elsewhere for cash http://t.co/YztpAuKvFc http://t.co/Ec1mYouw9x
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7/2
2015
@AaronBSmith1 No no no. Bikes Aaron! Bikes!Yikes http://t.co/skJniKevtN Prayers for the firefighters and residents25mm or 28mm. THAT IS THE QUESTION. http://t.co/gbMWD4O1Aq"Meet the Thighmaster of urban public policy: streetcars." http://t.co/CDnFZw7ISz Ouch@SteelOats ?@SteelOats Steel BianchiNBA Free Agency!My goodness the new Mustang is a fine looking automobile on the street.Bicycles are delightful.Project Clarity is working to clean up Lake Macatawa's runoff problem: http://t.co/Josv58iYy8 Very proud of my family's work on this.
7/1
2015
Fun story of some Michigan folks living the Cruising life, sailing around and exploring the world http://t.co/cGPjZwHRuo Fantastic.The Case of the Phantom Diaper®The F-35 (the most expensive weapon in all of history) continues to be a garbage, boondoggle program: https://t.co/3Cefim5muQA century ago Britain had a million coal miners. In a few months, it will have none http://t.co/KmwJmFwNgt http://t.co/Zq0YEaRCk2
Retweeted by Rick DeVosAn observation: paperwork held/set on the top of your head is not an effective umbrella in any way whatsoever.One Thing the Federal Government SHOULD Be Wasting Money On - Asteroid Defense http://t.co/FuhojkvfUP And EMP hardening/countermeasures."The more practical struggle is to repair a society rendered atomized, unforgiving and inhospitable" http://t.co/f6q2QirTQ9
6/30
2015
Home offices with views http://t.co/reWRNoKyBi That first one…Small biz owner notifies govt that it cannot, in fact, magically create wealth via edict http://t.co/Ou3QctxbzE http://t.co/sCy1CGxSVt
Retweeted by Rick DeVosThis is an unpleasant book to read. http://t.co/JzXlAgbw0gShoutout that awesome breeze u get on summer nights
Retweeted by Rick DeVosMarriott is running decentralized experiments at its properties http://t.co/5zfstJal6f Interesting read despite Millenial annoyanceRamblewood Apartments (1,710 units, 30 years old) was just sold for $100M. http://t.co/cZFT1s7xhi"too much debt, too little growth and too low interest rates" http://t.co/RWzM0XRTEp That which is distorted will return to its normal state"When machines become smarter than humans, we'll be handing them the steering wheel." http://t.co/lFWVrj0oakGood to see Facebook has its news rankings in the right order http://t.co/eIaLZYKqEq
Retweeted by Rick DeVosWhen autocorrect transforms "besides" into "bedsores." Lovely.Congrats to @bluemedora for successfully closing their $4.6M Series A Round! http://t.co/Wn6nVv1kyR Proud to be an investor in these guys.When someone in the office starts singing "Let It Go" and in so doing lodges it in your head for the rest of the morning.Puerto Rico’s governor has concluded that the commonwealth cannot pay its roughly $72 billion in debt
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6/29
2015
Greece, Puerto Rico, Debt. http://t.co/0Zhfw4GgNfNew York Times & Huffington Post have the same digital ad revenue: $14M/mo. Which business model would you prefer? http://t.co/BrBVZqsBLZ
Retweeted by Rick DeVosOne of the largest cast-iron book alcoves that lined the Main Reading Hall. Old Cincinati Library. 1900. http://t.co/6pJ7sMoJJf
Retweeted by Rick DeVosOr the drugs. http://t.co/Sdx5mkKlBx I keed, I keed, I keedCruzan Black Strap Rum isn't top shelf but hoo boy does it smell yummy.SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket just broke up during launch http://t.co/Wv2nMM1plZ http://t.co/pTn4zxlYxW
Retweeted by Rick DeVosYikes. #SpaceXT-Minus 10 minutes http://t.co/lqHhmn71VCSpace space space space rockets rockets rockets rockets http://t.co/lqHhmmPqx2
6/28
2015
GrexitVery interesting read on an ongoing debate over what style of wine American winemakers should aim for: http://t.co/ZW15lRpRg0As many neurons in the gut as in the brain; many neurochemicals produced by gut bacteria! #scifoo
Retweeted by Rick DeVosHere's how New York City's subway system looked over a 110 years ago http://t.co/K0TRyzfYEo http://t.co/rRGJDDPgpo
Retweeted by Rick DeVosDrone hexacopter takes pic of drone ship OCISLY on station in the Atlantic https://t.co/DONcOD8hSD
Retweeted by Rick DeVosFeds seek $1M for a staff compound at Burning Man: http://t.co/U55MGjK9PE http://t.co/LpkZMcEaVr
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6/27
2015
Love...LOVE...the selection! Hats off to Rob Hennigan and the team. Welcome to the @OrlandoMagic, Mario Hezonja!!! #MagicDraft
Retweeted by Rick DeVosRT to celebrate! The Orlando Magic select Mario Hezonja! #MagicDraft STORY: http://t.co/MO0Xwvv71w http://t.co/wIsZXhvxsr
Retweeted by Rick DeVosWhy Madonna is the New Pat Boone http://t.co/ka0st2pXGX HaWe seem to be rapidly approaching the point at which every single thing in the world has a trigger warning attached. http://t.co/0iC0pPUGUeWhy is the bespectacled Knicks fan kid crying? #NBADraftFrench taxi drivers are rioting and shutting down traffic over Uber http://t.co/B29kncPZGe http://t.co/ynni2nof0m@Caren It would gently bloop and coo like a WALL-E character.The Google driverless car is sad to look at. http://t.co/V4yfwynVWR The future is soft, bubbly, and androgynous. http://t.co/WY2hUV1pizMy father appeared on Fox Business this morning and did a great job: http://t.co/bxaQYXeY0L@kylelenk YupBusiness is magic. The vision, the coordination, the deep investment. It boggles the mind. https://t.co/hDQz30xSKO
6/25
2015
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