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Al Kordesch
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Attended Case Western Reserve University
Lives in Penang, Malaysia
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Thursday night Penang celebrated the Jade Emperor Festival.  It is the 8th day of Lunar Newy Year.
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First day in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  Fantasti night market, Buddhist temples, amazing food!
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Beautiful pics!
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Golden Triangle in Thailand
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Yes!  I thought they were cicadas. +nano wizz 
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Thaipusam Festival in Penang, Malaysia  The name comes from the Hindu month "Thai" and the star named "Pusam."
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Next Week is the Hindu "Thaipusam" Festival in Penang
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An asteroid, designated 2004 BL86, will safely pass about three times the distance of Earth to the moon on Jan. 26. From its reflected brightness, astronomers estimate that the asteroid is about a third of a mile (0.5 kilometers) in size. At the time of its closest approach, the asteroid will be approximately 745,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) from Earth. Get all the facts: 
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Chiang Mai, Doi Thung, Chiang Rai - Waterfalls, crickets, temples, coffee!
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Interesting people and things around Chiang Mai, Thailand
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That pregnancy free food do look very yummy!
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How to Stay Relevant in Today’s Dynamic Technology Field
Good, Short article - and a TED Talk!
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Thaipusam Celebration in Penang, Malaysia
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This Weekend is the beginning of the Hindu Thaipusam Festival in Georgetown, Malaysia
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A Weekend on Penang Island
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Semiconductor physics, computer modeling, solid state physics
  • Altera
    Semiconductor Modeling, 2012 - present
  • Silterra Malaysia Sdn Bhd
    Manager, Design Tech, 2001 - 2009
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Penang, Malaysia
Santa Cruz, California USA - Lakewood, Ohio - Vienna, Austria
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Taught physics in Malaysia (in Malay). Refused to fight the "commies" in Vietnam. War is insane! Uncircumcised. (Why would you cut off the most sensitive part of your penis?) Ex-Catholic (no explanation needed).
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
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