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Derek Wollenstein
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Facebook is starting to take privacy seriously. I am somewhat excited. 

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Also, FWIW, Jepsen seems like a really cool open-source tool for trying to figure out if your distributed system actually works.

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Really great talk about why CAP matters as long as keeping data is important to you.  And why that really fast simple system may not be as simple as you think when you need to handle a systems error.

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I had mentioned this to a few people, this is completely automated rifle that can kill without human intervention

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I don't know what to make of this.  All I can guess is that Amazon shipping is now so fast that April Fool's jokes arrive in the beginning of December

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This is pretty exciting, and is about time. My hope is that driverless cars never become personally owned--it's a waste. I also hope an Uber competitor comes along so we don't have a monopoly

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I'm not sure what is going on with Russia, or what this hovercraft is for, but that is amazing.  And apparently they do local delivery

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Nice -- Dr. Tsay has made it to the economist, in the print edition no less.
+Chia-Jung Tsay , nice job!
"Even more intriguingly the experts, who one might think would be trained to screen out histrionic flummery on the part of performers and concentrate entirely on the sound of the music itself, did worse than the novices when they could hear the performance, whether or not they could see it as well"

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Not sure why I'm sharing this -- Ze Frank just seems to phrase everything in a magical way that makes it seem more real, I suppose.
if you had trouble fitting in...

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Nature is now featuring information about how visual impressions dominate other senses, even in music.  Also, good advice for #hackbright  presenters.
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