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Colin McMillen
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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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Krebs is back thanks to Project Shield. His previous anti-DDOS product from Akamai had predicted that it would end up costing millions of dollars to keep defending him, and weren't willing to do that for free.

Project Shield was created specifically to help protect journalists from being easily censored by coordinated DDOS campaigns.

Oh, and a big shout out to the always horrible Internet of Shit Things for making this particular attack easy.
John Gilmore, an American entrepreneur and civil libertarian, once famously quipped that “the Internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.” This notion undoubtedly rings true for those who see national governments as the principal threats to free speech.
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Welp.
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I'm pretty sure if he genuinely wanted to avoid being elected, he would not have run a "don't elect me" campaign. The backfire is too obvious to do such a thing non-ironically.
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I agree with this reasoning. It's a long article so I'll summarize as: presidential pardons are typically used to excuse people who've faced justice, but where the president believes that the result was unjust (for a variety of potential reasons).

However Snowden hasn't faced justice; he's a fugitive. On the other hand, Chelsea Manning has faced justice, and there are some good arguments for commuting the remainder of her sentence.
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Most of it's good, but the position would be stronger if not for the personal attacks and clear distain the writer expresses throughout.

The one-paragaph dismissal of "pardon [...] to settle matters of national controversy" argument is particularly glib, especially after noting that it's the primary case that advocates are trying to make.
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Yesterday, we announced Google Trips, a new app to assist you in your travels by helping you create your own “perfect day” in a city (goo.gl/G2VbkR). Today on the Google Research blog, we go deep inside Google Trips, where there is an algorithm that was invented 280 years ago!
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The "Related Collections" stuff in the new G+ mobile UI basically makes me never want to use the G+ mobile UI. 
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WAI. I see a peer bonus coming!
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Free idea: lambic pentameter. 
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I'm now wondering what "iambic parameters" would look like. "Pass by sonnet"?
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"Additionally, the USDA is fairly lenient with gourd terminology in general, which is why it’s perfectly legal to label a food product as “pumpkin” when, in reality, it’s made from a different variety of squash. So it’s all good now that there’s an explanation, right? NO. It’s not.

What I’m telling you is, you’ve basically been eating butternut squash pie, squash bread, and drinking SQUASH FREAKING SPICE LATTES this entire time."

h/t +Tim Johnson
My favorite season is closing in on us (and by closing in, I mean temperatures here in Alabama are still in the 90’s, but I’m sure fall is coming ...
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+Colin McMillen​ - Despite all his rage...
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WEATHER IS HAPPENING 
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SKY FALLING
PREPARE 4 APOCOALYPSE
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This is the dumbest Shadowrun scenario I've ever rea—oh wait

"Oculus founder Palmer Luckey financially backed a pro-Trump political organization called Nimble America, a self-described “social welfare 501(c)4 non-profit” in support of the Republican nominee. Nimble America says it’s dedicated to proving that “shitposting is powerful and meme magic is real.""
Palmer Luckey—founder of Oculus—is funding a Trump group that circulates dirty memes about Hillary Clinton.
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That made up my mind. HTC Vive it is! 
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When the elevator spam at work tells you to email their NOC...
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"Down for everyone or just me?" "Uh, no, all of us together."
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Installed. Can't access contacts when given permission. Hangs when typing in a phone number. Uninstalled.
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