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David Oster
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I watched The Paper Chase in the Harvard Law School cafeteria. When the characters came into the room in the film, most of us quickly turned to check the real door.
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"Oh, I've been chosen for a mission on the International Space Station. What should I pack?"
 
Samantha Cristoforetti celebrates Janeway-style the arrival of a new espresso coffee machine to the ISS on the Dragon spacecraft. :-)
“"There's coffee in that nebula"... ehm, I mean... in that #Dragon.”
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I think it's a brilliant choice.
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21st century urine deflectors
Special water-repellent paint give public urinators a rude shock.
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19th century urine deflectors
The average (male) Londoner of the early 1800s, out and about, was quite happy to relieve himself in the nearest alley. Urinals were becoming more common - usually outside pubs - but typically one found a quiet corner and had a pee. Those who lived in said alleys, or who owned commercial ...
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Feb 12.
 
Tomorrow is Chuck D's 206th birthday.
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The Higgs boson is all very well. I think I should prefer a Hugs Bison, however. Ink, approximately 8.3 x 15.5cm. A cookie if you recognise who is hugging the bison.
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Note http://xkcd.com/1513/ 's hover text, since one of the advertised features of Swift is that it lets you use emoji in variable names.
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Nobel prize winning economist writes about the end of a shadow banking institution. Who chose the accompanying image?
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I've been laughing for 5 minutes straight.
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"Open hailing frequencies" - I tap my phone with that familiar gesture through the fabric of the shirt pocket, say those words to Siri, and my pocket lights up with the Starfleet insignia, and Worf's voice says, "Hailing frequencies are open, Captain."

I love living in the future. I love being a programmer. #startrek  
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+Rob Ponce You can directly play the audio file in the github repository. (first comment has the URL)
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I don't usually share-repost, but this is a cause I believe in.
 
PROTECTING EARTH FROM ASTEROID IMPACTS
Asteroid Day is a global awareness campaign where people from around the world come together to learn about asteroids and what we can do to protect our planet, families, communities, and future generations from future asteroid impacts. Asteroid Day will be held on the anniversary of the Tunguska event in Siberia, the largest asteroid to impact Earth in recent history – an asteroid that devastated an area about the size of any major metropolitan area. Regionally organised large and small events will be held on Asteroid Day – from live concerts and community events, to lectures and other educational programmes,  to support a movement calling for increased detection and mapping of asteroids. The 100x Asteroid Declaration, calling for this action, has been signed by astronauts, scientists, artists and leaders in business and technology.
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Asteroid Day is a global movement to protect Earth from asteroids. We are raising awareness through events and activities. The first Asteroid Day will take place on June 30, 2015.
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Eleanor gave me a set of beets headphones.
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I gave a lift to a (then) young Navy man Sep 1, 1983, who told me he worked in assembly language where the spec said that strings of digits containing a period were to be interpreted as floating point numbers, and the spec also said that that strings of digits with a leading zero were to be interpreted as octal, so if the assembler saw a string of digits with both a leading zero and an included period it interpreted it as octal floating point: 0.01 was one sixth-fourth, not one hundredth. This lead to some calculations being not quite correct, but not obviously wrong either.

It's been more than 30 years, and I've never forgotten what he said, but I've never found out if he was telling me the truth.
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  • Apple
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The iOSter - (iOS programmer)
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David Phillip Oster
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
1/1/14 - Jeff Wiseman saved my vacation. When my mother-in-law's wheelchair broke he made a house call on this holiday, and replaced the broken wheel. As long has he was there, he totally refurbished the chair, replacing the brake handles and the hand grips, and greasing the foot pads. His prices were low, and he didn't charge us extra for the holiday service. He's a wonderful man. Any praise I give him would not be enough.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I've dealt with the Buggy Bank as a seller once in 2012, and once back in 2002 or so. They certainly take the hassle out of selling your car. I dropped the car off and, paid their fee. They cleaned the car and helped me price it. A few days later, their ad became public and I got multiple calls from interested buyers. They arranged for the car to be smogged, and I went to their lot a second time to complete the sale.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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From their tiny storefront on Stevens Creek Blvd. iFixers put a new front glass on my iPod. The two people I dealt with (one to drop off, one to pick up) were friendly and knowledgable. I'd definitely go back to them if I had an iOS device that needed a hardware repair.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
A comfortable and friendly place to sit, have a coffee and a pastry, talk to friends, and use the Café's wifi. Good value for the pastries. Tasty coffee. Friendly help.
Public - 4 years ago
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