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New BBC John Williams documentary (Not the filmmaker musician but the classical guitarist), worth the watch.

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Last Friday afternoon at #goldengatepark at #outsidelands. Les' new band with Sean Lennon (John Lennon's son) sounds fantastic. 
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Who knew a lecture on software testing, a seemingly dull subject, could be so useful and entertaining.
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+Tristan Fillmore psh I've seen much worse, at least your antics were coupled with insightful/useful state-of-gnu/linux commentary. 

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"That was an ass kicking the likes of which I have not seen in a long time." Go get'em Cenk.

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"Have clarity of vision, but flexibility of process." Many more great snippets in this conversation between Jon Stewart and David Axelrod at the University of Chicago (fun Q and A at the end). Sadly it's a relief these days to hear someone make incisive observations of current social and political issues and do so using a college-level vocabulary.

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Resharing this. Simple, effective delivery for an important topic that the mainstream media carelessly butchers habitually.
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It's an old video, wouldn't be surprised.

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Get in close, get the data, get out. Jupiter orbit insertion. JOI.

Excited about Juno's arrival at Jupiter tonight. Critical event because it's a do or die moment. If the spacecraft is not safely put around the orbit, mission is lost. Watch the live stream on the NASA YouTube channel. Jupiter is about 600 million km away from earth, the spacecraft has been traveling for 5 years now. Lots of radiation and dust, risky endeavor. Go NASA.
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We live in a world where you can't perform an irreversible action on a computing device without first confirming that you understand the consequences. But you can vote for something that you don't fully understand, which has the potential to negatively impact not just you, but the entire global economy (amongst other things).

I can almost empathize with the disenfranchised people who voted "Leave" just to watch the world burn (see https://boingboing.net/2016/06/24/brexit-a-timeline-of-the-comi.html). But the people who woke up today bewildered that their "Leave" vote actually counted for something, and weren't really sure how that would impact them, they are a bag of assholes.

‪#‎democracy‬ ‪#‎nottheonion‬
Google search history suggests many Britons had little idea what they were voting for
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"Every idea your friends come up with deprives you of the opportunity to think of it on your own. This may help you solve problem sets faster, but the more ideas you come up with yourself, the better you'll learn the material, and the more you'll get out of the class."

"...and finding flaws in wrong answers can often be harder than getting the right answer yourself. You are much more likely to be right if you understand the material and attack the problem using your own logic."
Amen. Same philosophy applies for work as well. Important to think of problem sets on your own first, then come to the table with different approaches. Aligns well with having flexibility in process but having alignment in vision.

Jessica Su's answer: At Caltech people told us to work with our classmates on problem sets. I generally think this is a bad idea. 1. Every idea your friends come up with deprives you of the opportunity to think of it on your own. This may help you solve problem sets faster, but the more ideas ...
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CR - "Who has made a difference in your life?"
MR - "Oh, A lot of people, but, a lot of people who have allowed me to have some silence. And I don't think we give that gift very much anymore. I'm very concerned that our society is much more interested in information, than wonder. And noise, rather than silence. How do we do that? I mean, in our business, yours and mine, how do we encourage reflection? I trust that this book will do some of that. But, oh my this is a noisy world." RIP Mister Rogers, real American hero. I don't know how I stumbled upon his videos today but I'm glad I did. We ought to make Google doodle on March 20th for him, repeating indefinitely. 
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