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Brianna Wu is a hero.

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This weekend, a man wearing a skull mask posted a video on YouTube outlining his plans to murder me. I know his real name. I documented it and sent it to law enforcement, praying something is finally done. I have received these death threats and 43 others in the last five months.  This experience
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Exactly three years ago today, The Pip arrived, in a manner that will allow him to kill Macbeth should that become necessary. This is the age where kids first become aware of the concept of birthdays, so he’s just a tiny bit excited about this. He’s a fast-developing Little Dude, chattering more and more every…
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"Teaching - Did you find the code or the animation more helpful? What about pseudocode — that euphemism for code that won’t compile?"

The second question seems so banal but is at the same time so biting. Anyone who's tried to teach nontrivial concepts in a computer science class can't help but cringe at the memory of the fragmented nonsense they wrote on the board...
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Well, yes, wasn't it obvious on the face of it?
Wales to activists who want new rules for Wikipedia: "No, you have to be kidding me."
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“The problem is that the 'vocal minority' of insects who make up the new generation of writers don't scramble for the shadows when outside lights shines on them—they bare their pincers and go for the jugular. Maybe it is a good thing that SFWA keeps them locked up. The newer members who Scalzi ...
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And the Onion says it just right once again.
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Look at that! I've hit the big time! 😄

Seriously, though, good for Dr Orzel for making the effort to reach out to students. It's important for them to get some insight into life after school.
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Wil had me at "separated me from my son." Wow. I'm instantly angry and I wasn't even there.
 
I’m packing for Comic-Con, finalizing my set for w00tstock, getting all kinds of excited for Syfy’s Sharknado 2 party on Friday night, and locking down my character choices for the Welcome to Night Vale / Thrilling Adventure Hour crossover show on…
I'm packing for Comic-Con, finalizing my set for w00tstock, getting all kinds of excited for Syfy's Sharknado 2 party on Friday night, and locking down my
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What does it mean that, when I'm writing Java comments, I end up annotating everything in LaTeX instead of HTML?  I know what the result is: my rendered Javadoc is a bunch of gobbledygook with curly braces all over the place.  It's amusing the first time but it's happened four times already this morning and it's only 0815....
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+John Scalzi is right: it's troubling when your kids "just don't like" books that were your absolute favorites in your childhood.  I was stunned when they didn't like A Wrinkle in Time.  +Billy Cross really liked Starship Troopers but, I suspect, that was one of the last of the Dad-reads-to-me books and, frankly, I'm pretty good at making an already exciting story exciting-er.

I seriously doubt that either one of them would like A Moon Is A Harsh Mistress but hope springs eternal: that was the book that made me want to be a computer scientist more than anything else.
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"I immediately cut down my beer consumption to one pint a day. I reduced #burritowatch to maybe once a week."

One of these makes perfect sense, the other is a sentence that the devil would say.

Hint: beer is a necessity.  Burritos are gross.  Choose wisely.
How I lost almost 20 pounds in 90 days by walking and watching what I eat.
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  • Indiana University
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