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It'll be neat to see how this test goes.
Mozilla launched the new Test Pilot add-on No More 404s yesterday on the official Test Pilot website.
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Philosophical discussion for today: Why is it ETFs instead of ETsF?
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The latest Tilt Brush update is pretty damn cool.
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A Huge Solar Filament Erupts
Filaments sometimes explode off the Sun. Featured, a huge filament had been seen hovering over the Sun's surface for over a week before it erupted late in 2010. The image sequence was taken by the Earth-orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) in one color of ultraviolet light. The explosion created a Coronal Mass Ejection that dispersed high energy plasma into the Solar System.

This plasma cloud, though, missed the Earth and so did not cause auroras. The featured eruption depicted how widely separated areas of the Sun can sometimes act in unison. Explosions like this will likely become less common over the next few years as our Sun goes through a Solar Minimum in its surface magnetic activity.

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Video credit: NASA's GSFC, SDO AIA Team

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So beautiful!! Awesome what God has created.
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The "Unit Circle" is a circle with a radius of 1.
Because the radius is 1, we can directly measure sine, cosine and tangent.

What happens when the angle, θ, is 0°?
cos 0° = 1, sin 0° = 0 and tan 0° = 0

What happens when θ is 90°?
cos 90° = 0, sin 90° = 1 and tan 90° is undefined

The "sides" can be positive or negative according to the rules of Cartesian coordinates. This makes the sine, cosine and tangent change between positive and negative values also.

Try it yourself:

Animation credit: Charlie Deck

#math   #processing   #animation   #geometry   #unitcircle  
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ISO Chronicles of Narnia codes (I don't have any Narnia movies yet, and I don't use iTunes.)

Please comment and send HO with which Narnia code you have and how much $ you'd like for it.

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I do have prince Caspian XML code. You have to redeem it in iTunes with the disc workaround. It does port to your other providers that are linked in your dma account though.
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Reminder: life would be dull if nothing ever went wrong
Actually, a fair point. If we didn't have problems, what sort of boring lives would we live?
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LOL, yeah. Do something challenging and you'll get a lot of these moments.
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Wow! Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow!!!
Dude. #readlater

"...In a stunt called, "Heaven Sent," the 42-year-old daredevil leaped 25,000 feet to Earth –- setting the world record for the highest jump. To accomplish this feat, Aikins had to direct his body in free fall using only the air currents around him to land safely on the 100-square-foot net (about a third the size of a football field) laid out to catch him..."
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Poor +Yahoo​ 😢
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  • Northern Essex Community College
    Computer Science, 2003 - 2006
  • Bunker Hill Community College
    Computer Science, 2001 - 2003
  • Malden High School
    1997 - 2001
    Grades 9 - 12
  • Malden Middle School
    1995 - 1997
    Grades 7, 8
  • Belmont Elementary School
    1994 - 1995
    Grade 6
  • Lincoln Elementary School
    1989 - 1994
    Grades 1 - 5
  • A Drewicz Elementary School
    1988 - 1989
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  • Somewhat of a Google "fanboy" since The Year Two Thousand.
  • Good without god(s); agnostic atheist, with appreciations for:
    • The philosophy of Yeshua ben Yosef, of Nazareth (without the Yahweh/Jehovah part)
    • Daoism
    • Thelema
    • Norse mythology
    • Greek mythology
    • Buddhism
    • Anton LaVey is my homeboy \m/
  • Politics: Libertarian. Anarchist. Socialist. Voluntaryist. Egalitarian.
    • The philosophy of Yeshua ben Yosef, of Nazareth (without the Yahweh/Jehovah part)
    • My Test Results:
    • Like Stephen Colbert, I don't see skin color. I also don't see hair color, eye color, nationality, race, heritage, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual preference, handicap, disability, weight, height, or any other purely circumstantial aspect of an individual. I just see people; namely, their personalities and their decisions.
      • Everyone deserves a chance. Discrimination of any form is not allowed in my stream. If I see it, I'll block it. (This includes <circumstantial characteristic>-only events, fundraisers, charities, etc.! One demographic is no more deserving than any other.)
  • Science-based interests include (and I would like to have PhDs in)...
    • Astrophysics
    • Psychoanalysis
    • Neuropsychiatry
    • Computer science
  • Organizations I support (financially as well as philosophically)
    • Free Software Foundation
    • Electronic Frontier Foundation
    • Wikimedia Foundation
    • Free State Project
    • American Civil Liberties Union
    • Freedom From Religion Foundation
    • Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science
    • Center for Inquiry
    • James Randi Educational Foundation
    • NORML

Professional Interests
  • Target Career Venues (aka "Dream Jobs") in pseudo-random order:
    • Google
    • Bocoup
    • GitHub
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Massachusetts General Hospital
    • VALVe
    • Harmonix
    • Bethesda
    • Square Enix
    • Myself

Bio from Facebook (to be assimilated)

I have over ten years of experience in various Web development roles using a myriad of Web-based technologies, ranging from client side technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to server side technologies such as Perl, PHP, Python, and Java. I'm also fully capable as a DBA, having amateur and professional experience with RDBMSes such as Oracle 9i/11g, IBM DB2, MySQL, and PostgreSQL. I've also served in several IT roles as system administrator and network architect, both in professional and amateur environments. I work well on both small and large teams, and I have experience with multiple types of development process management, such as the more traditional "waterfall" approach as well as newer agile methods, such as XP and Scrum.

Proud father and husband. JavaScript junkie (for hire). Free software advocate. All around cool guy.

Need to get something off your chest or confide in someone? I'm your man.

I'm a bit of a hodgepodge. I don't adhere to any one specific teaching or school of thought. In the past, I've used labels to help define who I am. Now, I'm just me. Accept me or not, I change for myself and myself alone.

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PSN Online ID: cparker15
Xbox Live Gamertag: cparker15
Wii Number: 6773 0121 7596 5883
Bragging rights
Married, Two kids, Three cats, A house, Two cars, A crapton of debt. Ordained minister in two separate churches.
Software Engineer; Web Developer; IT Specialist; Geek of All Trades
JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Perl, Ruby, PHP, Python, C++, Java, XML, XSLT, VB.NET, C#, Dust, SASS, Bash shell, sed, awk, grep, regular expressions, SEO, Microformats, oEmbed, RSS, Atom, SVN, Git, Git-flow, Semver, GNU/Linux, copyleft, FLOSS
  • Fidelity Investments
    Sr. JavaScript Web Developer, 2013 - present
  • Parker Innovations
    Founder, 2006 - present
  • American Student Assistance
    Sr. Web Developer, 2012 - 2013
  • Iron Mountain Incorporated
    UI Developer, 2011 - 2012
  • Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
    Programmer, 2009 - 2010
  • Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
    Web Developer, 2009 - 2009
  • Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
    Sr. Business Analyst, Web Developer, 2006 - 2009
  • Dr. Dan's Integrative Pet Hospital
    IT Director, Web Developer, 2006 - 2007
  • BancTec
    Level 1 PC Technician, 2006 - 2006
  • Northern Essex Community College
    Peer Tutor, 2005 - 2006
  • L-3 Communications (Security & Detection Systems)
    Software Engineer, 2004 - 2005
  • L-3 Communications (Security & Detection Systems)
    Systems Engineer, 2003 - 2004
  • L-3 Communications (Security & Detection Systems)
    Technical Writer, 2003 - 2003
  • L-3 Communications (Security & Detection Systems)
    Technician, 2002 - 2003
  • Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders
    Web Developer, 2001 - 2002
  • Youth Tech Entrepreneurs
    Coder, 2000 - 2000
  • Youth Tech Entrepreneurs
    Web Business Project Manager, 2000 - 2000
  • Massachusetts Department of Education
    Assistant Web Administrator, 1999 - 2000
  • Employment Resources, Inc.
    Employee, 1999 - 1999
  • Imaging Technologies
    Printer Technician, 1998 - 1998
  • Youth Tech Entrepreneurs
    Web Business Co-founder, 2000 - 2000
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