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Adrian Colley
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Some nations remember their war dead with a sense of sorrow and regret that so many people's lives were cut short and transformed into pain, blood, and corrupted mud. They remind themselves of the horrors of war and renew their collective determination not to fall into it again.

And other nations lionize their war dead, encouraging others to follow them into glory, and regretting only that they didn't return home to their families.

I suspect that each type of nation finds the other type's attitude very distasteful.
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Then theirs the one that makes loads of money from it 
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I officially declare SMBC to be the new XKCD.
May 21, 2015. BAHFest 2015 submissions are now open. We are doing shows in Seattle, San Francisco, and MIT. Discuss this comic in the forum. May 20, 2015. Hey, so remember that anthology I mentioned a while ago? Well, as a sneak preview, you can see the entirety of the story I wrote at io9!
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All parents should have to read this whenever they attend their offspring's sporting events.
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The pace never lets up for a moment. This is the style of comedy that Fawlty Towers was trying so hard to achieve.
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"The prosecution’s expert witnesses testified that all the shots fired by police were justifiable – except for the 15 Brelo fired from on top of the car. Prosecutors conceded that those 15 shots would have been justified had Brelo not been standing on the hood."

Er, what?
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Reading nothing beyond your excerpt, I bet it comes from the fact that courts have consistently ruled that an officer standing anywhere that is conceivably in the path of a car can feel his/her life is in danger and therefore can shoot the driver. Maybe standing on the hood of the stopped car to shoot the driver was just one bridge too far for this defense.
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This was my punishment for actually reading the Terms & Conditions before checking the box saying I had done so. Freakin' paid-by-the-subclause lawyers, man.
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HAL9000: im sorry +Adrian Colley im afraid i can't let you read the Terms & Conditions lol ;D
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John Nash won the Abel prize and, within a week, was killed while commuting.
Renowned mathematician John Nash, subject of the film A Beautiful Mind, dies in a New Jersey taxi crash with his wife.
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It seems to me[1] that what sets Ninja Warrior champions apart from the nearly-made-its is that they recover from their slips. Where an average contestant slips and falls into the water, the champions rapidly react, grabbing what they can and getting back into the contest. Nobody does it flawlessly, but champions recover from their mistakes.
Here's +Katie McDonnell  on the UK Ninja Warrior show demonstrating this championship quality. At 2:45 she makes her champion's move, to the shock and delight of the crowd. I love that sound!

[1] From my place on the armchair.
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I could not have put it any better. But I think that they also need more determination and the will to do the training mentally and physically. The whole competition is mental. They need to overcome the pain to do it because no matter how good at it you are it will still be a challenge. The training and course is very hard physically too but they need the will power to put in the hours of training and be committed or they will never succeed. The best ninjas have to have a passion for it and love it not for the money or fame.
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Whenever I looked at the camera view I thought "I can do that with a little practice". But whenever I looked back to the game screen I thought "I was so wrong just now."
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The difference is watching the avengers is really entertaining, while trying to believe in a guy who thought his mum was a virgin for 33 years, is not exactly that credible!
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The IPv4-to-IPv6 transition is a process of grief. We've been through Denial. Now we have Bargaining. Expect Anger soon.
The UK government has started selling off big chunks of internet addresses that it no longer uses.
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Lagging, leasing, livelock faults
Fucking Paxos, how does it work?
Don't call me a computer scientist
Y'all motherfuckers lying, your code don't converge.
Paxos Made Live – An Engineering Perspective Tushar Chandra, Robert Griesemer, and Joshua Redstone. Abstract We describe our experience building a fault-tolerant data-base using the Paxos consensus algorithm. Despite the existing literature in the field, building such a database proved to be ...
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Programmer with a computer science degree
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Distributed systems, Unix/C, TCP/IP, functional programming, Python/Bash, Big-data, software engineering.
Employment
  • TripAdvisor Ireland Ltd
    Principal Site Operations Engineer, 2014 - present
    The site must never go down.
  • Google
    Site Reliability Engineer, 2006 - 2010
    Keeping the site up and working; consulting on software at world-scale; writing production infrastructure software.
  • Sun Microsystems
    "Member of Technical Staff" (i.e. programmer), 1997 - 2001
    Software developer on the Jini project; also on the Java RMI team (part of jdk-dev).
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Dublin, Ireland - Arlington, Massachusetts
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Introduction
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.

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).


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. I have really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like.
Education
  • 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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Are the days of the ‘Double Irish’ numbered?
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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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