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Brian Oxley
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Lives in Houston, TX
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Mars First.
NASA's proposed new budget is mostly good news, though some planned missions will not be funded.
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The cosmic infrared background radiates the heat of the night sky.
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Thanks to breakthroughs like Breakthrough Starshot, it may be easier to find extra-terrestrial intelligence, by looking for signs of laser beams!
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Mars is very different from Earth, but it has a lot of things in common with our world, too, including a temperature range common to what we find near our polar regions, a roughly 24-hour day, polar ice caps, and an axial tilt nearly identical to our own. But it'll be hard to survive there.
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Impact events on Mars 3.4 billion years ago triggered massive tsunamis that reshaped the coastline of the ancient Martian ocean.
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A different astronomy and space science related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.
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Premature old age.
Using recent advancements in Australian telescope technology, a Monash University-led research team has made an unexpected discovery that a large group of stars are dying prematurely, challenging our accepted view of stellar ...
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Using data provided by the New Horizon's spacecraft, scientists and the New York Times have created app that lets people to take a 3D VR tour of Pluto
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A mysterious plume seen on Mars four years ago may have been caused by the impact of a large solar storm.
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Mine's on back order.
Many articles and commentators recently have expressed concern about the potential for artificial intelligence (AI) to disrupt human life. Some have even gone apocalyptic in their visions of AI run amok. Certainly there is cause for concern and we should pay attention to the evolution of AI. However, few people are [...]
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The Hubble Space Telescope gets in the act with a spectacular new close-up of Mars taken just days before opposition. We also look at what you'll be able to see both with the naked eye and through the telescope.
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Orbital ATK has unveiled a practical new proposal to build a near term man-tended outpost in lunar orbit that could launch by 2020 and be operational in time for a lunar link-up with NASA’s Orion crew module during its maiden mission, when American astronauts finally return to the Moon’s vicinity in 2021 - thus advancing America’s next giant leap in human exploration of deep space.
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Education
  • Trinity University
    Philosophy, Music, 1984 - 1986
  • Rice University
    Music, Physics, 1986 - 1990
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Best wife ever. Two wonderful sons. Full Moria armor set.
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Principal Consultant
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  • ThoughtWorks
    Principal Consultant, 2015 - present
  • Macquarie Offshore Services
    Sr. Manager, 2013 - 2015
    IT Manager
  • Macquarie Group Limited
    Sr. Manager, 2010 - 2013
    Java Architect
  • ThoughtWorks
    Open Sourcerer, 2003 - 2004
    Developer
  • SimDesk
    Sr. Engineer
    Developer
  • Novasoft
    Software Engineer
    Developer
  • Merrill-Lynch
    Contractor
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
    Sr. Associate, 2006 - 2010
    Sr. Developer
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Makati, Philippines - Three Rivers, TX - Boston, MA - San Antonio, TX
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Racket 6.5 Brings Improved Typed Racket, Faster Iteration, and More
www.infoq.com

Racket, a multi-paradigm programming language belonging to the Lisp/Scheme family, has reached version 6.5, writes Ryan Culpepper on Racket

Three simple pieces for piano - 250bpm
250bpm.com

First piece is a very simple tango. One may consider playing the second theme a bit faster than the first one. Second piece, while not reall

The Nanny World - 250bpm
250bpm.com

In Zürich, Switzerland, there's a square called Bellevueplatz with an interesting fountain. It's just a bunch of holes in the pavement that

Extreme universe recreated in the lab
www.sciencedaily.com

Conditions in the vast universe can be quite extreme: Violent collisions scar the surfaces of planets. Nuclear reactions in bright stars gen

Planet with triple-star system found
phys.org

A team of researchers working at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has announced the finding of a triple-star system—one that

Physics in 100 years
scitation.aip.org

The fundamental questions of the future will be profound, sophisticated, and difficult to answer. And the great projects of the future will

Programmatically show a tool tip in Swing
binkley.blogspot.com

A better way to do this exists, I am sure, but I failed to find it easily with Google: How to display a tool tip programmatically in Swing:

Pentagon Research Could Make ‘Brain Modem’ a Reality
www.thedailybeast.com

The tiny injectable machine could turn your noodle into a remote control.

Mars in 3 Days? Photonic Propulsion Technology Could Bridge The Gap | Video
www.space.com

To reach the power levels needed to reach a proportion of the speed of light humanity will need to create new technologies. One such technol

The Netflix Tech Blog: Distributed Time Travel for Feature Generation
techblog.netflix.com

We want to make it easy for Netflix members to find great content to fulfill their unique tastes. To do this, we follow a data-driven algori

New Ultra-modern Library and Exhibition Center for Houston, Texas - eVol...
www.evolo.us

Architecture and Design Magazine for the 21st Century. Organizer of the Annual Skyscraper Architectural Competition.

Structured Concurrency - 250bpm
250bpm.com

This article is a follow-up to the "Getting Rid of State Machines" blog posts, so you may want to read those first: part 1 · part 2. Before

King: Audit shows city is nearing insolvency - blogHOUSTON
www.bloghouston.com

The City's most recent financial audit shows the city is nearing, if it has not already reached, insolvency.

Maven Release Plugin: The Final Nail in the Coffin - Blog - Axel Fontain...
axelfontaine.com

Two and half years ago, I published a very popular article series titled 'Maven Releases on Steroids'. The goal of the series was to provide

Coordinated Entities
cascadefaliure.blogspot.com

Question: how do you decide if two different entities belong in the same aggregate? I've been puzzling over this for a while now, looking fo

The sad graph of software death
tinyletter.com

A few years ago, I helped save a company by showing them a single picture that took almost no work to produce.

For cheap eats TC is reliable and acceptable. Comparable to a good Tex-Mex restaurant as Whataburger is comparable to a good hamburger joint. Decent value for money and open late.
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reviewed a week ago
Tex mex is OK, better elsewhere for the price. Service fairly slow and poor.
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reviewed 4 months ago
Neighborhood gem. Service is good, food consistent. Menu is unchanged for years, which adds to the charm, consistency and quality. Solid choice.
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reviewed 7 months ago
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reviewed 8 months ago
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Old-fashioned diner with strong family feel. Many regulars among patrons. Huge value for money.
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