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Alex Stockdale
Works at Point B, Inc.
Attended University of British Columbia
Lives in Sammamish
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If you are receiving calls from "IRS investigators", as we often do, you need to read this story.
As an Ivy League-educated journalist who has reported on scams and their victims, I certainly never thought I’d fall for one myself. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
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GMO foods, salt consumption, dietary fat, artificial sweeteners... what a lot of people "know" about healthy eating is based on repetition of ill-founded beliefs by so-called authorities, and unjustified suspicion of technology.
Added sugar is bad for your health, studies indicate, while sugar substitutes do not deserve the bad reputation they have acquired.
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The problem with constants is that they're always changing...
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Maybe it's just me, but if you're hoping for lots of good press coverage for the release of your new console, wouldn't you pick a day other than the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination?

"Xbox One To Launch Exactly Eight Years After the Xbox 360—But After The PS4" http://feedly.com/k/15ZonkQ
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The numbers might be off a little, but this is the kind of analysis that the media should do. People need more data about real risks, rather than more scary stories...
Friends visiting from California invited me to the Westin near Copley Square for breakfast. A girl who seemed to be 2-3 years old was playing with her mom. She spilled some of the mom's coffee and, while the mom went to get napkins to wipe it up, ran and hid behind my chair, a huge smile on her ...
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Good morning! Today's talk is being filmed, recorded and transcribed, and everything I say today will leave an indelible trace online. In other words, it's just a normal day on the Internet. For people like me, who go around giving talks about the dystopian future, it's been an incredible year.
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A surprising result?
Ripping up the playground rulebook is having incredible effects at an Auckland school.
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This infographic, showing the genetic makeup of different dog breeds, is fascinating. As a past Borzoi-owner, I would not have guessed they were genetically related to herding breeds...
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More interesting reporting on the higher education bubble...
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Interesting... I wonder if that's because people can't get jobs in their
fields as easily anymore?
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Waiting for Sammamish fireworks with a few thousand neighbours.
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  • Point B, Inc.
    Management Consultant, present
  • Accenture
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  • West Vancouver Secondary School
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