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Colin McMillen
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Attended Carnegie Mellon University
Lives in Boston
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I proposed to my wife using obfuscated Perl code. My Erdős number is 4.
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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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Software Engineer
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  • Google
    Staff Software Engineer, 2009 - present
  • reCAPTCHA
    Co-Founder, 2007 - 2009
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For most magazine publishers, if someone shows up with incontrovertible proof that your magazine has a long history of association with Nazi groups - say, your own back issues dedicated to Holocaust denial together with detailed money and personal trails linking your founders, your contributing writers, and your staff to a wide range of openly Nazi organizations between the second World War and the 1980s - the normal response would be to issue a statement that you regret the past affiliations of your magazine, and that these things in no way reflect your current editorial stance.

Today, I learned some really interesting things about Reason magazine, that darling of political Libertarianism. For example, that when faced with such evidence, not only is their response not to disavow Nazism, but instead to attack the journalists who turned this up as part of an "anti-Libertarian conspiracy."

Also, that when this is the response journalists get, their first instinct is to dig deeper and find out why, which is what leads us to discover that it is not merely their past staff, funders, and contributors who have these associations, but their present ones as well. And that they and their funders (including Charles Koch, personally) have been routing significant sums of money towards neo-Nazi groups since the 1960s at least.

Journalism is interesting.

h/t +A.V. Flox​
—Reason magazine, January 1976 Last weekend, I wrote about how Reason magazine — and their backers, the Koch brothers — was supporting a major push to further sell Silicon Valley on the “virtues” of libertarianism.
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Arlington UU church shall overcome
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Best protest sign, without a doubt #WomensMarch #Boston
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Other fun ones I saw included "I've seen better cabinets at Ikea" and a kid holding a hand-drawn "Trump is a poop" sign (complete with poop emoji).
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hahaha
Jude Masters @JudeMasters33. @Abid_ism @KaraRBrown Damn to bad we didnt get 2 see the next pic of her being deported. Keziah(: · 48m48 minutes ago. Keziah(: @keziah_ferrer. @Abid_ism @lara__shana you can't fuck wit meeeee, nobody can fuck wit meeee, I'm so badass no fuck a me.
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Drain the swamp, they said

"Steven T. Mnuchin, President-elect Donald J. Trump’s pick to be Treasury secretary, failed to disclose nearly $100 million of his assets on Senate Finance Committee disclosure documents and forgot to mention his role as a director of an investment fund located in a tax haven."
Mr. Mnuchin, who is testifying before the Senate Finance Committee, also did not list his role as a director of an investment fund in the Cayman Islands on a questionnaire.
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I'd say he is draining the swamp.
Right into D.C.
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Note to self: don't fly +American Airlines any more. 
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I've been trying to take the train instead lately, tons of legroom, a bit cheaper, and it's better for the environment too... with the proviso that you have to have the time though.
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Google Cambridge's 12th-floor lunch room: lookin' good today
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I pronounce that Fuh and Snuh.
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Boston Women's March - balloon escaped
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TIL: Add helium to any balloon labeled "rise up".
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"I have a message for Donald Trump: the people of Massachusetts will see you in court." - MA Attorney General Maura Healey

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On a (totally packed, running way late) train to the Boston Women's March. Fave sign so far: "GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUNdamental human rights"
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+Colleen Campbell yeah I saw a few different takes on it in Boston too. 
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Dang.
President Donald Trump boasted his inauguration would have an "unbelievable, perhaps record-setting turnout." But aerial shots of the National Mall from President Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration...
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