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Could I get the coolest dad ever award?

Would it affect my eligibility for said award if I actually built it for myself?

Probably too expensive for me anyway, but it would be cool!
I have never wanted something more in my entire life!
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Very interesting....
Yale researchers claim internet searching leads to 'wildly inaccurate' faith in a person's own intelligence.
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I believe this is a great example of "middle ground" related to LGBT rights and religious freedom. 

Certainly it is a complex issue. But I believe that it can be addressed by acknowledging that no one should be the recipient of discrimination.

I should clarify when I say "middle ground" I refer to bringing two groups more near to each other. However I should make clear that in my opinion the only ground is treating everyone without malice but instead with love and understanding. This sentiment extends to all aspects of life.
 
The following simple explanation in non-legal terms is provided to help Latter-day Saints and others understand the background and the decisions relating to the passage of bills in the 2015 Utah legislative session that bear on important principles of religious liberty and LGBT rights. #sb296   #LDS   #Mormon   #Utah   #ReligiousFreedom  
The following simple explanation in non-legal terms is provided to help members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and others understand the background and the decisions relating to the passage of bills in the 2015 Utah legislative session that bear on important principles of religious liberty and LGBT rights.
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I couldn't have said it better myself! I especially agree with your last two sentences.
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Had to install windows 8 on an ancient computer with with 1GB of memory today so that I could run Turbo Tax..... (I didn't want to put it on any of my better computers)

I am happy to say that even though I had to turn all of the settings down and am learning to be patient it is working! Apparently Windows 8 is better with resources that Windows 7 (At least that is what "they" say on the net).

I think TurboTax is the one thing I am missing in Linux. Luckily it is only a yearly ritual that lasts a day or two.
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Live and learn. I run a Windows 7 VM via VirtualBox just for MS Office access. Works pretty well. You can also get spare Windows OS licenses through the department's Dreamspark subscription: https://dreamspark.cs.colorado.edu/.
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This echoes my feelings on the topic of LGBT rights.

Protect everyone's rights. Show love and compassion for everyone.
 
Live stream for today’s #ReligiousFreedom press conference begins in 10 minutes. Watch here: http://bit.ly/1D3Lyc0 #Fairness4All
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Happy new year! May we all become more like the people we desire to be.
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Happy Easter.
Because of the Resurrection, Jesus Christ lives. Because of Him, you can overcome sin and experience everlasting joy. Learn more about how you can discover, embrace, and share the joy of the Resurrection at helives.mormon.org.
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I have already posted a similar story. I am doing it again because I think it is still a relevant topic with a lot of activity right now.
It has been two full months since The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called publicly for legislators to pass laws that safeguard religious freedoms while also extending protections in housing and employment for LGBT people. Six weeks after the Church’s news conference and after intense negotiations between various community stakeholders, the Utah State legislature passed groundbreaking legislation that achieved that goal.
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I don't want to get my hopes up too high. But it would be somehow comforting to have Pluto back as a planet.

This is a great article that talks about the history of Pluto and Ceres. Take a few minutes, I learned quite a bit.
This year's missions to the outer solar system are set to shake up the planetary family tree
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No, why do you ask?
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Heads up all of my nerdy friends

I saw my old TI-89 Titanium gathering dust the other day and thought "I should try to sell that"

Looked on Amazon and it was still worth $70!! That is around $20 depreciation over 10 years!

It sold in 5 hours!
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I still have both a TI-83 and TI-89 that I haven't used since finishing graduate school. May as well sell them. Thanks for the tip!
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To any who may be interested:

I am running a build of Ubuntu. And I use Google Keep fairly often, but I wanted a shortcut key.

Here is the command to provide to run Google Keep. I suppose you could do this with the other apps if you can decipher the appropriate app-id. On my system the apps are found in my home directory: /.config/google-chrome/Default/Extensions. You should see some folders with cryptic names.

Anyway the command to run Keep is:
/opt/google/chrome/google-chrome --profile-directory=Default --app-id=hmjkmjkepdijhoojdojkdfohbdgmmhki

Hopefully I didn't make this too difficult. But no other way presented itself in my mind. Now I have Google Keep with a shortcut key.

#tweet #ubuntu   #shortcutkeys  
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I have Google Keep pinned to my launchpad so it is always accessible. But I might switch to your method once my launchpad got too full. Thanks for the info :)
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Over 200 miles per day!

This sounds crazy. Hopefully he succeeds, it would be amazing.
 
A couple years ago I learned about Tommy Goodwin's record for Highest Annual Miles Ridden set in 1939. In that year he rode on average 205 miles a day....EVERY DAY! This year a guy from Arkansas plans on challenging that record. I'm excited to follow this attempt.
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PhD student
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Control Systems, Process Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Machine Learning, Data Analysis
Employment
  • CU Boulder
    Teaching assistant, 2014 - present
  • Corning Inc.
    Process Control Engineer, 2012 - 2014
  • APCO, Inc.
    Control Engineer, 2007 - 2012
  • ProMold
    2005 - 2007
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I am a control engineer. My interests are advanced process control. Especially Nonlinear Model Predictive Control and Dynamic Nonlinear System Modeling.

I have a beautiful wife and two kids who I love very much.
Education
  • University of Utah, Dept. of Chemical Engineering
    Process Modeling and Control, 2008 - 2010
  • University of Utah, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
    Robotics and Control, 2002 - 2008
  • Davis High School
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