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Adrian Colley
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Lived in Dublin, Ireland
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Here's a fun little programming game. You don't have to know much programming; a little Javascript will do. Even if you don't know any programming at all, this isn't too hard to figure out. Go on, give it a go.
A game where hacking the source code is permitted. In fact, it's required. In fact, it's pretty much everything you do.

I'm pretty much clueless in Javascript but I managed to get through it with only a couple of hints (from e.g.
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A bonus comic from +SMBC Comics! #lullaby  
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+Carms Perez after donning the clown costume.
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I'm going to buy this book myself, despite my not being a girl.
"It was very important to me to write this book and include a sex-positive stance. Not only because privacy is so important to us in terms of getting that space to explore who we are and what we like and don’t like in our private time, but also I don’t think that—it’s sort of like a “Just Say No to drugs” approach to people being sexually expressive in different types of media. People are going to do it. "
The author of The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy, Blue is giving women the tools to protect themselves against trolls, creeps, and spammers.
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A controlled study demonstrated that people who were misled into thinking they were drinking a high-calorie drink produced significantly less of the "I'm hungry" hormone afterwards.

What we think about food may change how our bodies respond to it. Sip what you think is a rich milkshake, and your body acts as if you've had a fatty treat, even if it's really a lower-calorie drink.
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Pretty interesting research and might explain the failure of "diets". If you think you're going to be deprived, then you will be hungrier and likely to relapse and overeat and ruin the diet.
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Infinite Fun Space meets the Tao of Programming.
It's a good thing the mandelbulb still takes considerable time to render, because I could see this being my fate.
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I've become an instant fan of Ninja Warrior, best described as a Nintendo Hard version of the Krypton Factor's assault-course round. It's incredibly hard, utterly unforgiving, and good fun to watch. (Well, except for the guy doing the English language voiceover, who gets snarky and borderline racist at times. But the competitors are awesome.)
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Americans, watch this story. Walgreen Co. is publicly debating something that many US companies do more quietly: they find a way to avoid paying tax to the US. As far as the US is concerned, those taxes will be owed to another country. In reality, a worldwide web of loopholes means they won't be owed anywhere. Walgreen's share of taxation will simply be moved to other taxpayers. That's you.
Walgreen Co. is under pressure from a group of shareholders to move its corporate headquarters to Europe to take advantage of tax benefits, the Financial Times reported.
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This camel's back will take a long time to break with just straws. Walgreen moving would be a pallet of bricks. I hope they do it.
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And now we wait for the Fox News talking heads to denounce the Pulitzer prize as the Nobel Prize for Terrorism.

#snowden   #pulitzer   #tinfoilcrown  
Huge: "We now think of both our phones and our government in profoundly new ways. What was once paranoia is now fact..."
Guardian, Washington Post win for surveillance reporting by Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Barton Gellman
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I learn things. I'll get another job before I run out of money, but I just don't feel the need to return to cubicle city just yet.
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Dublin, Ireland - Arlington, Massachusetts
Some kind of computer programmer
I'm a computer scientist (software developer, network engineer, and system administrator).
Professionally, I'm interested in distributed systems, formal methods, quantum computing, security and the process of engineering reliable software.
Personally, I'm interested in aviation, law, ethics, politics, mathematics, psychology, and new learning experiences of almost any kind.

Some people wonder why I use Google+ but not Facebook. +Robert Bodden said it best: "I've tried to get people to switch to G+ but they are stuck on Facebook. So they can stay there. All the people on Facebook are people I see every day or text. I have never met people on G+ personally. For me it has opened the up the world in a way Facebook never did."

My favourite word is mamihlapinatapai (each expecting the other to do something first). It narrowly edged out rawa-dawa (the sensation of suddenly realising you can do something reprehensible, and no one is there to witness it).

I have a distaste for animated images which are supposed to be funny because pain is inflicted on someone in it. If you enjoy someone else's pain you need to do some serious thinking. I tag these images #gettinghurt in the hope that it will catch on and I'll be able to filter them out of my stream in the future.

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Bragging rights
I have a gold medal with my name inscribed on one side and "FOR SCIENCE" on the other. I estimate that I was the *Youngest Person in the World* for 250 milliseconds. And, of course, I was TIME magazine's Person Of The Year 2006 and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2012.
  • Trinity College, Dublin
    Computer Science, 1990 - 1994
  • O'Connell School (secondary school)
    1985 - 1990
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Aodhán Ó Colla, aecolley
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I wish I lived in Miami so I could make this place my regular gym! I visited from overseas because I'd heard good things about the trainer Lazaro, and he lived up to that reputation. He gave close attention and improved a lot of little things in my technique that my regular CrossFit trainers had overlooked. I came away from this with better fitness and knowledge.
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