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Colin McMillen
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  • Carnegie Mellon University
    Ph.D. Computer Science, 2003 - 2009
  • University of Minnesota
    B.S. Computer Science, 1999 - 2003
  • Robbinsdale Cooper High School
    1995 - 1999
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I proposed to my wife using obfuscated Perl code. My Erdős number is 4.
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    Staff Software Engineer, 2009 - present
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The part below the first "no" is self-similar under the "shrink and move down" transformation, so it meets that test. Its box-counting dimension is probably in (1, 2) too (if you ignore the filled areas and just treat it as a discontinuous curve).
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Went sailing with coworkers today for an offsite :)
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Modem noises are back, but more Googley.
 
Get on the same page with Tone

Sometimes in the course of exploring new ideas, we'll stumble upon a technology application that gets us excited. Tone is an experimental Chrome extension that makes sharing digital things with nearby people as easy as talking to them. 

Tone broadcasts the URL of the current tab to any machine within earshot that also has the extension installed. We’ve found it useful for quickly sharing documents with everyone in a meeting, contributing relevant links without interrupting conversations, and maybe even the occasional rickroll (https://goo.gl/smp6ig). 

To get started, first install the Tone extension for Chrome (http://g.co/tone). Then simply open a tab with the URL you want to share, make sure your volume is on, and press the Tone button. Your machine will then emit a short sequence of beeps. Nearby machines receive a clickable notification that will open the same tab. Getting everyone on the same page has never been so easy! Learn more at http://goo.gl/369hmn 
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Why not ultrasonic?
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The best animal simulator since Goat Simulator, at least.
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he is too sleep-deprived to make an android app, because of his garbage cat with stupid meowing and dumb paws
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I've seen this "stress is good" article (or very similar ones) go around a couple times, so I feel compelled to critique it. TLDR: stress is probably still unhealthy for you; this research is only about performance, not health.

"""“We’re bombarded with information about how bad stress is,” says Jeremy Jamieson, a professor of psychology at the University of Rochester who specializes in stress. But the conventional view, he says, fails to appreciate the many ways in which physical and psychological tension can help us to perform better."""

There is a bit of a dodge going on here, and I'm not sure if it's intentional or just bad reporting. (I should probably track down original sources.)

When I think of "information about how bad stress is", it's that stress is bad for your mental and physical health. This research shows that stress, when channeled effectively, can increase your performance at some tasks.

However, performance on tasks is a different thing than the health of the person performing it. This research doesn't appear to say that the stress isn't a long-term health risk -- it could just mean that people with the right training are more effective workaholics.

Which is nice if you're trying to motivate others to do good work, but might not be so nice for those actually experiencing it.
 
Turn stress into excitement...
To perform under pressure, research finds that welcoming anxiety is more helpful than calming down
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The excitement will continue until morale improves. 
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Om nom nom. #Boston
Almost everything sold at the new Boston Public Market will be produced or originate in New England.
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This person has no idea what they're talking about. Malachite? Computer hackers are all heavy drinkers, which is why you keep computer viruses away with amethyst. Amateur.
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Alien technology.

Lapis Lazuli is better though.
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This is a really good article about a serious topic.
 
Once more, cracked.com knocks it out of the park. They write really amazing articles on a lot of things.

If you've ever wondered why people are "SJWs", and why people who care about social justice are always picking on white, hetero males even though quite a few of them don't have easy lives either, this would be a good article to read.

Helping to rectify that situation is one of the many, many things you're tasked with due to having been born in a fairly high place in the world. It's not "fair," but that's a meaningless word when referencing things you have no control over. You didn't ask to be born half-way up a mountain, but you were, and I need you to look down and realize that mountain is really a pile of bones.
What I am finding as time goes on is that we are all secretly Billy Joel.
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Note that David Wong is actually a real author-type person, e.g. John Dies at the End (which was made into a movie).
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AARP, you are not clickhole
this is not allowed
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I found an Easter basket each year when I was a kid. What I found inside it will shock you.
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    wow
                           much internet
     
        so safety 
                      
                                very amaze.
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OAG!! O.O <3 so kawaii
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Sorry, your browser or graphics card doesn't support webgl. Most features of the simulation will not be available. You may be able to see the simulation if you.. Get Chrome or. Get Firefox. Rotate: left click + drag; Pan: right click + drag. Zoom: scroll/middle click + drag; Fullscreen: press f ...
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Why haven't we
seen a 
photograph
of the whole
Oort Cloud yet
?

(See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stewart_Brand if you don't get the joke.)
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