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Colin McMillen
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#MBTA  is a "chronically delinquent business partner".

#rekt  
Amtrak and the MBTA are locked in an increasingly hostile legal battle over their responsibilities to each other under a 2003 contract.
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Free idea: Ender's Game, but instead of spaceships, it's a videogame with a bunch of loot crates on the ground, and the players are actually performing inventory management for a warehouse.

(Also, not written by a jerk.)
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Not far off from the FIRST Robotics challenge two seasons ago
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When people not-in-the-US "go the extra mile", is it actually 1.6 km? Or are they only going an extra kilometer, which is only 60% as much as the extra work done by their American counterparts?
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In Canada we round up, go 2km and apologize for it. 😁
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GOOGLE+ IS HAPPENING
 
HELLO IS NE1 OWT THAIR? CULD SUM1 TELL ME IF EYE SHULD ALSO STRT 2 POST ON GOOGLE PLUS OR IS IT A WASTELAND OF NOTHINGNESS IDK WICH IT IS

THX & LMK,
WEATHER MAN
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U NO WAT ELSE MAKES THE WEATHER? KEMTRAYLS ARE HAPPENING 2
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One of the best things about living in the Boston area is our local weather website: http://weatherishappening.com/ -- here's today's forecast:
> WELL UR GULF WETNESS IS LASHING OWT A LIL SPIRAL ARM 2 WETTEN U A LIL BIT W/ UP2 A HALF INCH FREE WATER OVRNITE.
> BUT UR NOT OFF UR DROWT HUK YAT, AFTR THAT UR RE-ENTERING TH DRY ZONE
> TH DANKLESSNESS WICH WIL B NOTISBL ON UR MONDAY AS UR BLOBS FLOAT AWAY THRU UR DAY
> MONDAY IS KEWL LO 80S
WEATHER IS HAPPENING BOSTONS MOAST TRUSTD SOARCE 4 WEATHER NO GAMES PPL
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I was expecting something like, "Is weather happening?" "Yes"
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Katie Mack is teh awesome.
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Periodic reminder that this exists (and works better than it has any right to):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82LCKBdjywQ
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Very cool. See also https://youtu.be/5Lm1FL7gWl4 
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+WEATHER IS HAPPENING featured in the Boston Metro three days after I posted about it on Google+... COINCIDENCE?
Getting your morning forecast can be just as personal as getting your morning news — most folks turn to their phones, others may turn on The Weather Channel.
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did a large number of people move from Portland to Boston? Because they're keeping it pretty weird. I mean I approve, but.
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"Both would-be robbers booked a hasty retreat in the face of the scimitar-wielding clerk."

Pittsburgh what are you doing
A would-be thief got more than he bargained for when he tried to hold up a corner store with a sword Friday – only to find the clerk had a sword of his own.
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+Eric Nielsen - I guess Colin had it right in the first place. Pittsburgh, what are you doing?!

Looks like I returned just in time for a spell of insanity. I hope it's not catching.
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REVERSE RICKROLL

In which people attending a Rick Astley performance got AC/DC's "Highway To Hell".

p.s. Rick Astley has a new album, and it's not really my style of music but it turns out he's got a great voice.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/this_is_not_a_rickroll_heres_rick_astley_covering_acdcs_highway_to_hell.html
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it's a sound shield to keep the drums from bleeding into the other mics, but holy hell did they get carried away
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Since the Unicode Consortium hasn't come up with a "trash fire" emoji yet, I'll go with 💩🔥
NEW YORK (AP) — Rudolph Giuliani, promoting Donald Trump's national security plan, said Monday that in the "eight years before (President Barack) Obama came along, we didn't have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attack in the United States." That's an apparent omission of the largest ...
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The Pee-Wee Herman strategy of campaigning: respond to all criticism with "I know you are, but what am I?"
@kylegriffin1 "I know what to do." "?" "Let's talk more about Putin and the Russians." "I was just about to say that!" Vic Skita. 9m9 minutes ago. Vic Skita @vicskita. @kylegriffin1 Wasn't there a twilight zone like this. Linda Lawrey · 8m8 minutes ago. Linda Lawrey @LindaLawrey.
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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