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Want to work from home? These are the best companies for telecommuting jobs - Jan. 26, 2016
FlexJobs released its annual list of top 100 companies that offer the most full-time telecommuting jobs.
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In this example we are going to demonstrate Java Swing MVC, The MVC pattern is a model of how a user...
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Idiot Obama so unfamiliar with America he can't even get the quote on the Statue of Liberty right.
President Obama misquoted the inscription on the Statue of Liberty, ever so slightly, while making a point Tuesday about America’s enduring alliance with France and his contested plan to accept Syrian refugees.
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We naturally care more for those we identify with.

It was probably such in-group collaboration and generosity combined with amazing inter-group hostility and ignorance which got us out of Africa to successfully conquer the world. Now, you'd think we have grown beyond it. Culture (or, if you want, education!) is, by and large, about suppressing or re-directing our biological urges and limitations and arguably one of the major things which separates us from animals.

Sadly we still have a lot of work to do. It is a fact that we in the West care less for a life in Afrika than one in Paris. Just note the difference in scale of what I'm just saying here: pure in terms of human lives, Paris is barely a blip on the radar compared to all of Afrika! But, just like a robbery around the corner of your street is bigger news than the massacre of thousands would be in Nigeria, we care most about what is close.

That is not to say it is all bad news. People can be taught to consider a wider range of people to be their in group. See Europe, for one, I strongly feel European and the attack on Paris is almost as personal as if it were in the Netherlands. Then again, I live in Germany and have lots of friends all over Europe so cross-country identification comes a bit easier by now ;-)
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Just released Plasma 5.5.4 tars from @kdecommunity to fix multiscreen notifications https://www.kde.org/announcements/plasma-5.5.4.php
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Detroit’s police chief says he believes the number of armed citizens in the city would deter would-be terrorists from carrying out attacks similar to those in Paris for fear of return fire.
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California Nebula
Skypointer: "The California Nebula (NGC 1499) is an emission nebula located in the constellation Perseus. It was discovered by E. E. Barnard in 1884 and is named after the U.S. State of California because it appears to resemble its outline on long exposure photographs. It is almost 2.5° long on the sky and, because of its very low surface brightness, it is extremely difficult to observe visually. It lies at a distance of about 1’000 light years from Earth. Its fluorescence is due to excitation of the Hβ line in the nebula by the nearby prodigiously energetic O7 star, Menkib (xi Persei)."
 
"Photographing a Hydrogen emission nebula with a unmodified DSLR camera from a light polluted suburban backyard means you are either clueless, desperate or looking for a real challenge, as the sensitivity of the camera to this wavelength is very low, due to the factory installed IR filter in front of the chip."
 
"I decided to give the challenge a try. While finding the Nebula with a modern computer-guided telescope is no big feat, framing the shot was. On my raw files the nebula was mere ghost and while I thought I saw some fuzzy red stuff in the right position I was not sure that I got it right until I processed the stacked frames the other day on my computer."
 
"After sitting next to my telescope for more than an hour with temperatures in the 40ies (5-10°C), I decided to get some sleep and let the auto guider do its job on its own. As there was some fog forecasted for the morning I set my alarm clock for 1:30 a.m. to check if everything was running fine. When I got up there was a thick fog billowing in my backyard and my equipment was soaking wet, while my camera dutifully shot white frames and the auto guider was complaining bitterly that it had lost its guide star."
 
"After rubbing down and stowing my equipment I finally was back in bed at 2:30 a.m."
 
Canon EOS 7D mk ll
William Optics Megrez 88mm f5.6
Focal Length 498mm
Sum of 65 Images 90 sec each at ISO 1600 = 1h 37min
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The spikes on the stars were added during post processing, as a refractor of course does not cause such an effect.
 
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I am a software engineer specializing in Artificial Intelligence and high performance software, Unix operating systems and database systems.

I started a software and consulting business in 1984 and I can't see myself doing anything else.  I love my career, have great colleges and competition.

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I give my clients solutions that others can't. I work with legacy and current technologies.
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    Computer Science, 1983 - 1987
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