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Colin McMillen
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How long until we start explaining "how to hold a pencil" relative to chopsticks? I certainly use chopsticks more frequently than pencils. 
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I don't hold it like that either. Here's the right way.
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"These senior intelligence officials also included the synopsis to demonstrate that Russia had compiled information potentially harmful to both political parties, but only released information damaging to Hillary Clinton and Democrats. This synopsis was not an official part of the report from the intelligence community case about Russian hacks, but some officials said it augmented the evidence that Moscow intended to harm Clinton's candidacy and help Trump's, several officials with knowledge of the briefings tell CNN.

The two-page synopsis also included allegations that there was a continuing exchange of information during the campaign between Trump surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government, according to two national security officials."

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/10/politics/donald-trump-intelligence-report-russia/index.html
Classified documents presented last week to President Obama and President-elect Trump included allegations that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump, multiple US officials with direct knowledge of the briefings tell CNN.
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+Thomas Maufer did you mean Michael Cohen claims he's never been to Russia?
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"Trump has ordered Under Secretary for Nuclear Security Frank Klotz and his deputy, Madelyn Creedon—both Obama appointees—to leave their posts, even if it means no one is in charge of maintaining the country’s nuclear weapons. According to our Energy Department source, Trump’s team has yet to nominate anyone to succeed them.

The source later added, “I’m more and more coming around to the idea that we’re so very very fucked.”

January 20 will mark the first time in the [National Nuclear Security Administration]'s history that it will exist wholly without its appointed leadership."

http://gizmodo.com/trump-just-dismissed-the-people-in-charge-of-maintainin-1790908093
Between the Trump transition team’s infighting, incompetence, and high-profile resignations, any decisions that signaled even a modicum of stability for the country would come as a relief at this point. Unfortunately, the nascent Trump Administration isn’t inclined to calm anyone’s nerves. According to an official within the Department of Energy, this past Friday, the President-elect’s team instructed the head of the National Nuclear Security Ad...
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Fake News - the headline implies something which is exaggerated and not true. 1/ The story already has a correction and an NNSA source describes it as “inaccurate”. The previous appointees haven't been told to leave. They just haven't (yet) been told to stay on. 2/ These are political jobs and are expected to get new appointees as they have in the past. 3/ They are not "in charge of maintaining" weapons. They are "responsible for the management and operation of the NNSA, as well as policy matters”.

The president appoints 1300+ people. There is a cosy relationship between contractors, lobbyists, political appointees, parties and money. Hillary even had a list of new agencies and jobs that she circulated to potential donors. Trump is interesting because his election (and his re-election next time) isn’t entirely funded and predicated on giving these jobs to certain people.

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I have a headache just looking at it.
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Note to self: don't fly +American Airlines any more. 
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+Lee S Parsons​ no offense, but it frankly just costs more to move you through the world than it costs to move me (I'm 5'11"), and I don't see why I should help pay for the difference. It's not 2-3x more $ to get the "enhanced legroom" coach seats is it?

My sister-in-law is 5'1" and needs a step-stool to reach the top shelf of her cupboards, but she paid for it out of her own pocket...
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Why it called "commuting" one's prison sentence? Clearly this operation isn't commutative...
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Indeed. The people waiting at Green line stops are poor souls seeking asylum.
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Oh hey, Somerville's in the Washington Post. 
Massachusetts town celebrates a century of a key ingredient in the Fluffernutter sandwich.
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(Apologies. I'm feeling snarky about revisionist history after reading how Le Page has been whitesplaining MLK Day history to Lewis.)
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h/t +Roberto Bayardo

This is exactly what I felt when watching Trump's press conference. Trump reacts to even the slightest provocation with the grace and tact of a spoiled six-year-old.

Obama did a few things I disagree with, and politically failed to do other things through being too passive and positive... but at least he always behaves like an adult. 
 
I don't agree with everything Obama did (deportations, bungling explaining the ACA, drone strikes) but I don't think anyone can claim he's not a decent human being. He believed too much in the system and in the American people, and wouldn't reduce himself to the cynicism that rules the DC power plays.
 
Trump is fundamentally indecent. A con man, a bully, a short-fingered vulgarian, blindly narcissistic and pessimistic about the future and distrustful of anyone outside of his family. He doesn't believe in America or Americans, he only believes in his smug superiority.
 
FTA: «All this can obscure what I think will, in the coming years, be most missed about Obama: his decency. His scandal-free administration. The seriousness with which he approached his job. The faith he had in the American political system, and in Americans.
 
Hope was the basis of Obama’s politics. It’s the basis, in ways I did not truly appreciate until the end of his presidency, of Obama’s personality. His political career is built on a vision of who we could be, and the absence of that vision will be felt as he is succeeded by a man whose politics are built on a nostalgia for who we were.»
Tonight, of all nights, the difference between Obama and Trump was stark.
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Enjoy your polio, America. 
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Nope. We (and by we I mean children how didn't get vaccinated and the immunosurpressed, I am neither) are completely fucked.
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I love that he's been sitting on this for 8 years. Some serious dedication to the art of long-form trolling.

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"I hope ObamaCare covers burns." Oooooh.
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h/t +Tim Johnson 
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"the earth wil be fine. it's humans that are screwed" -- George Carlin
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I proposed to my wife using obfuscated Perl code. My Erdős number is 4.
Education
  • 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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Minneapolis - Pittsburgh - Tokyo