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Elliott Sprehn
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This is really appalling, the TSA is out of control and the line of questioning is ridiculous. I'm don't think I plan to fly on JetBlue for a while, certainly not until this craziness stops.
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The line of questioning may seem ridiculous, but I bet it's deliberate. From my parents' tales I have learned that Polish communist security forces (SB) used a simple method of telling whether someone suspected of hiding something tells truth about his past: they told him to write his curriculum vitae repeatedly, over and over. Any differences between these versions were considered suspicious. It seems in line with the practice of asking the same questions over and over by the TSA agents.

The flags may be different, but the methods remain all the same.
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This is legend-wait for it-dary!
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So why would I want to eat at a restaurant where the company doesn't care about the health of the staff? They're the people handling my food…

Also why is it that most of the world can deal with having a system that ensures health care for everyone, but this country is so convinced it's going to be destroy the economy.
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This lego building app is so much fun.
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I love stumbling upon old forum posts from way back. I was looking for something recently and found a forum thread from 2003. It's not that long ago, and yet it feels like an eternity has passed since those days on the internet.
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Mom says,"that would be Rachel and Elliott".
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This is such a lovely story.
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What a beautiful story. Brought about an ah ha moment for me.  Thank you so much for sharing.  
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He's back! It's so good.
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I think he just redefined the word: "incongruity" for me.
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I'm trying to find a good Deferred library for node.js, one with the features of dojo.Deferred() (really goog.async.Deferred). Anyone have any ideas?

Specifically, I don't really care about all this promise shenanigans, I just want sensible chaining and error handling behavior... I can't believe so many of the node libraries swallow exceptions if you forget an end() on a promise chain, wtf?

See: http://dojotipsntricks.com/2011/02/06/returning-a-deferred-object-within-a-deferred-callback-does-the-right-thing/
dojo.Deferred is very cool, but it’s very easy to tie yourself up in knots. It’s worth spending some time reading about it. The official API doc is good, as is this article which discus...
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Angular's Q reimplementation rethrows any uncaught exceptions by default. This is one of very few major deviations from Q.
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This is so cool. Google's creative lab is awesome.
Follow an email on its journey to see what happens when you send a message. Along the way, discover our data centers with videos and photos.
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Finally got all of my presentations from +cf.Objective() 2012 posted. It was so much fun speaking this year, though doing three presentations was pretty exhausting!

Now it's time to get ready to speak at +O'Reilly Fluent Conference next week. So many conferences this month...
Home · Presentations · Internals of the Adobe ColdFusion Server · I bet you didn't know you could do that with ColdFusion · Frameworks for SOA Platforms · Designing Scalable and Creative Algorithm...
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