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Therapy dogs on Library Walk! Super considerate to accommodate Trump and Clinton voters on California primary day.
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+Maki Sugimoto There were none, possibly for this reason: https://youtu.be/wOmjnioNulo?t=4m38s :-)
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"When you run for president of the United States, the entire world is listening and watching"

This is why one needs to be very careful about handling sensitive emails that might otherwise end up in the public eye... ;-)
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton criticized presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Thursday, saying his recent behavior shows he's not qualified to president.
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Epic Bern. 🔥
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It would be a bit much for me to say that I suddenly had newfound respect for John Boehner, bit still...
John Boehner went with radical honesty at a recent college event, also calling presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh."
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+Bob Carragher Definitely not, since there's now a new bottom to that list.
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This will now be my go to example of a first world problem.
They claim the drinks are "approximately 25% underfilled”
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+Michael Mol You seem to think that these two examples of stupdity are unrelated. :-)
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For the heck of it, I watched Contact again this evening, which prompted me to think about Carl Sagan and of course Cosmos. This in turn made me find one of the many YouTube recordings of the main theme (“Movement 3” from Vangelis’ Heaven and Hell). Growing up in the middle of nowhere in the rural South, we only got about 2.5 television stations, with the half of a station being PBS, depending upon atmospheric conditions. It’s amazing to me that, after all these years, the opening bars of the Cosmos theme can still give me the same goose bumps as when I first saw the series as a kid, thunderstorm induced static and fuzziness notwithstanding.
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Oh Hillary. This is what happens when you don't conduct a poll first to see which version of yourself you're going to market on any given day.
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And there was great rejoicing!
Oracle has spent many millions trying to get a chunk of Android, to no avail.
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Loving the voice of reason in this piece!
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+Darin Johnson And, as you might recall, there were similar shenanigans surrounding RIMAC as well. The initial vote didn't turn out as the administration (notably intercollegiate athletics) wanted, so a second one had to be held because, it was claimed, there was something amiss the first time around. Perhaps you were also aware of the instances of voter harassment by members of the sports teams during the last Division I vote. Intercollegiate athletics claimed innocence saying the team members were acting completely independently.
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I just registered for Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 20. Join me! #BiketoWorkSD #GObyBIKEsd @iCommuteSD http://www.icommutesd.com/events/bike-month
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Not quite but it's definitely not coastal.
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Mountain of snickerdoodles.
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Awesome ;)
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What happens when a mouthpiece of the entrenched establishment perceives a threat to the comfy status quo.
Online, we see both faces of the Gray Lady
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Sheldon strikes a pose for his (one year) birthday portrait yesterday.
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Indeed. I was looking at pictures from when I first got him. He seemed large for a kitten, but nothing compared to how he looks now.
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Chief Technology Officer and Director of Enterprise Computing, Jacobs School of Engineering, UC San Diego
Skills
I'm moderately adept at seeing patterns in disparate data and events. Sometimes these patterns are actually meaningful.
Employment
  • University of California, San Diego
    Chief Technology Officer and Director of Enterprise Computing, 2015 - present
  • University of California, San Diego
    Director, Engineering Computing, 2004 - 2014
  • University of California, San Diego
    Associate Director, Engineering Computing, 2001 - 2004
  • University of California, San Diego
    Project Scientist, 1999 - 2001
  • IBM
    Research Staff Member, 1996 - 1999
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Publicly sardonic, secretly sanguine, always snarky.
Introduction
Taking with a grain of salt the collection of parlor tricks commonly known as "psychological assessment", the box into which the generally discredited Myers-Briggs drops me is "INTJ". Given that the MBTI is a kind of hokey lingua franca for personality pigeon holing and that contemporary society places little value on the time required for nuance, this will have to do as a first pass description of my operational behavior

Two of my favorite movies are Patton and The Lion in Winter. The stories are compelling, the actors awesome, and the scores (Jerry Goldsmith and John Barry, respectively) perfect complements to the tales being told.

My personal philosophy is a work in progress and always subject to revision based upon new observations and evidence, but a core belief can be summed up in the following quote from Harold "Doc" Edgerton, who was a Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT: "Work like hell, tell everyone everything you know, close a deal with a handshake, and have fun."

I once read a book about the building of the 747 and all of the engineering challenges involved. Early on at Boeing, back when they were deciding to do the 707, which was to be their first commercial jet, there was a heated discussion about what propulsion technology it should use.  Ed Wells, a chief engineer, went around one night and posted notes everywhere that read, "Life is too short to work on propellers."

Oh yeah, and I'm gay. While reflexively shuddering at the convenience of labels, it would nevertheless be wonderful to live in a world in which this personal data point were unremarkable (beyond the only plausible scenario in which it actually matters). In the meantime, personal visibility is important because every little example helps create a sense of community for those in need, whether you're growing up in the rural South (as I did), you work in an archaically conservative discipline like Engineering (as I do), or any number of life situations where diversity and complexity are feared rather than embraced. Plus, there is an undeniable coolness in sharing at least this one property with Alan Turing, the father of modern computer science (how's that for a family value?).
Bragging rights
According to my academic advisor genealogy, Sir Isaac Newton is my 13th great-grandfather, and Galileo my 16th great-grandfather. Clearly I was adopted. :-)
Education
  • University of California, San Diego
    Ph.D., Computer Science
  • University of Florida
    M.S., Computer Science
  • Loyola University New Orleans
    B.S., Computer Science and Philosophy
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