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Colin McMillen
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You don't have kids, do you.
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"The Time Traveler

There’s an out of control trolley speeding towards a worker. You have the ability to pull a lever and change the trolley’s path so it hits a different worker. The different worker is actually the first worker ten minutes from now."
The Time Traveler There’s an out of control trolley speeding towards a worker. You have the ability to pull a lever and change the trolley’s pat...
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It bothers me a little bit that we as a society haven't figured out how to do "automatic faucet", "automatic soap dispenser", or "self-flushing toilet" reliably, yet here we are with a decent chance at getting "self-driving car" within the next few years.
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+Michael Hirshleifer No, we have Germanwings 9525.
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Great use of animated GIF, if nothing else. :)
 
Ever been working heads down at the office, but needed to jot down a quick note for later? Send notes directly from your computer to your Android phone, and have them ready in your pocket when you need them.
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That is cool. I just recently started using keep as I was in a meeting and only had my phone and thought I'd try it out. Worked really well, and now I'm sharing notes with my wife and using it for personal and work notes to help with remembering all the little bits in life. 
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TIL Dexter Holland (of +The Offspring) is back to working on his Ph.D., and his first paper is "Identification of Human MicroRNA-Like Sequences
Embedded within the Protein-Encoding Genes of the
Human Immunodeficiency Virus".

"We conclude that microRNA-like sequences are embedded within the protein-encoding regions of several HIV-1 genomes. Given that the V1 to V5 regions of HIV-1 envelopes contain specific, well-characterized domains that are critical for immune responses, virus neutralization and disease progression, we propose that the newly discovered miRNA-like sequences within the HIV-1 genomes may have evolved to self-regulate survival of the virus in the host by evading innate immune responses and therefore influencing persistence, replication and/or pathogenicity"

TLDR: "gotta keep 'em separated"
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Somehow I didn't notice that his paper was published in 2013.  He's working on his PhD, and has been for a while apparently.  Wikipedia mentions when he went back as well. 
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This guy is quite the character.

"This [bear]'s a jerk but he ain't been back since he got smacked by Carl."
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The king of Spain (until last year) once went to Russia and they got a bear drunk so he could shoot him safely. Despicable, but could make punching one safer.
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Texas.

"Gov. Greg Abbott asked the State Guard to monitor a U.S. military training exercise [...] amid Internet-fueled suspicions that the war simulation is really a hostile military takeover."
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday asked the State Guard to monitor a U.S. military training exercise dubbed "Jade Helm 15" amid Internet-fueled suspicions that the war simulation is really a hostile military takeover.
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"Invasion of the Gun Snatchers!"
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If there's one compiler error, I've made a mistake.
If there are a few compiler errors, I've made many mistakes.
If there are dozens of compiler errors, I've missed a curly-brace somewhere.
If there are no compiler errors, I've built from the wrong directory.
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Or you wrote it in Python.
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I'm reserving judgment, but looking forward to more seamless transitions (or even multiplexing!) between networks. Also the initial price point is too high compared to my $30/mo unlimited* data T-Mobile plan atm.
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Emoji! \o/
Your phone can be across the room or across the world, and your Google watch will still work.
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But not my watch, apparently because it doesn't have a wifi antenna :-(
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Random thought: is Final Fantasy VI the first video game I played that passes the Bechdel test? Most video games of that era were lucky if they had substantial dialogue at all, let alone dialogue between two women. And yet FF6 somehow managed to have two women as the main characters.
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Kings Quest IV? 
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    Staff Software Engineer, 2009 - present
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    Co-Founder, 2007 - 2009
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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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