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Daniel Hackney
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Response to a bunch of nonsense
This was originally going to be a Facebook comment in response to this article , but ended up being much, much longer. Wow, that is a hot pile of nonsense, but in a way that is illuminating. It's interesting in how it approaches some standard topics, and I ...
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Cost $75 and took a few weeks, but it finally arrived!
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Debunking the environmentalist claim that global climate "wet gets wetter, dry gets drier." The punchline:

"Only 10.8% of the global land area shows a robust ‘dry gets drier, wet gets wetter’ pattern, compared to 9.5% of global land area with the opposite pattern, that is, dry gets wetter, and wet gets drier."

http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/v7/n10/full/ngeo2247.html
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Disgusting. Not Obama's proposal to renege on the tax-favored status of 529 accounts, I've come to expect such things from him, but the WSJ defending it as "only" affecting the top 4%. Witness the slippery slope in action, from supposed defenders of capitalism.

Obama has essentially made these accounts worthless to anyone planning on sending their kids to college after the Democrats have retaken the congress and presidency. For the good of (apparently not these) people, of course.
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Bill Bye the Science Guy is here!
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I like to think that Tambourine Guy just broke into the studio and everyone is just like "maybe if we play along, he'll go away."
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The Parable of the Fish Capitalist. An illustration of why Piketty is wrong.
If everyone’s rights are equally protected under the law, it does not matter, morally speaking, that we do not earn or possess equal wealth.
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The (pay walled) fascinating history of the Standard Oil company. It illustrates the brilliance of Rockefeller and the injustice of the Sherman Antitrust Act. Many of the corporate governance innovations we take for granted these days, such as vertical integration or corporate R&D labs, were invented by Rockefeller.

https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/issues/2008-summer/standard-oil-company/
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Changing jobs at Google which means changing buildings and leaving behind relics of the current building. That's 99 bottles of Monster (I counted).
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Bubble soccer at Google!
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I told him to look disgusted, but since I didn't buy his book, he was too annoyed.
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This is so cool! A new CPU architecture with enhanced security features that could make microkernels practical.
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Software Engineer at Google
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Programming, Ballroom and Swing Dance, Thinking
Employment
  • Google
    Software Engineer, 2014 - present
    I work on AdWords API, making it easier for people to create ad campaigns with Google.
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Mountain View, CA
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Providence, RI - Newton, MA - Glen Mills, PA - Karlsruhe, Germany - Andover, MA
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I'm a Googler working on AdWords API. In my spare time, I enjoy long nights of swing or ballroom dance, reading philosophy, and programming in any number of languages.
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Googler, open rhythm ballroom dancer, swing dancer, commits in Emacs
Education
  • Brown University
    Computer Science, 2006 - 2014
  • Phillips Academy
    2002 - 2005
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A superfluously large variety of pizzas. My favorites are Chicken Bacon Ranch and Steak Burrito. It's a steak burrito... pizza. Brilliant.
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