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The Dunbar number is actually a series of them. The best known, a hundred and fifty, is the number of people we call casual friends—the people, say, you’d invite to a large party. (In reality, it’s a range: a hundred at the low end and two hundred for the more social of us.) From there, through qualitative interviews coupled with analysis of experimental and survey data, Dunbar discovered that the number grows and decreases according to a precise formula, roughly a “rule of three.” The next step down, fifty, is the number of people we call close friends—perhaps the people you’d invite to a group dinner. You see them often, but not so much that you consider them to be true intimates. Then there’s the circle of fifteen: the friends that you can turn to for sympathy when you need it, the ones you can confide in about most things. The most intimate Dunbar number, five, is your close support group. These are your best friends (and often family members). On the flipside, groups can extend to five hundred, the acquaintance level, and to fifteen hundred, the absolute limit—the people for whom you can put a name to a face. 
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07.03.2014. Sana'a. The scariest thing I'll see in Yemen looms up at me before the plane has even landed. I have dozed my way from Abu Dhabi across most of the Arabian Penninsula, including the Empty Quarter, that vast uninhabitable sandbox in the interior were they didn't even bother to put in ...
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Though open offices often fostered a symbolic sense of organizational mission, making employees feel like part of a more laid-back, innovative enterprise, they were damaging to the workers’ attention spans, productivity, creative thinking, and satisfaction. Compared with standard offices, employees experienced more uncontrolled interactions, higher levels of stress, and lower levels of concentration and motivation.
A growing body of evidence suggests that the open office undermines the very things that it was designed to achieve.
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Because computers cannot come to us and meet us in our world, we must continue to adjust our world and bring ourselves to them. We will define and regiment our lives, including our social lives and our perceptions of our selves, in ways that are conducive to what a computer can “understand.” Their dumbness will become ours
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When people are doing a physical task, it's easy to assess how hard they are working. You can see the physical movement, the sweat. You also see the result of their work: the brick wall rising, the hole in the ground getting bigger. Recognising and rewarding hard work is a pretty fundamental ...
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Floored creates interactive, online 3D models for commercial, residential, industrial, & retail real estate, and the hospitality industry.
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Developer / Interaction Designer
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  • Flipboard
    Technical Lead, 2011 - present
  • Treesaver
    Co-Founder & CTO, 2009 - 2011
  • Andiso
    Principal, 2007 - 2010
  • Microsoft
    Program Manager, 2002 - 2006
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San Francisco, California - Gainesville, Florida - New York City, New York - Beijing, China - Seattle, Washington - Mercer Island, Washington - Redmond, Washington - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Castelldefels, Spain - Reston, Virginia - West Lafayette, Indiana - Monterey Park, California - Fort Collins, Colorado - Luanda, Angola
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  • Carnegie Mellon University
    Human-Computer Interaction, 2001 - 2001
  • Carnegie Mellon University
    Computer Science, 1997 - 2011
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Implementing a "sketch" style of rendering in webGL | Flooredmade-in-ny
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You Are Not Late
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Sana'a (Idle Words)
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The Open-Office Trap
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A growing body of evidence suggests that the open office undermines the very things that it was designed to achieve.

Lost States: Loophole land—where crimes can't be prosecuted. Really.
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According to a law professor from Michigan, there is small section if Idaho where major crimes can not be prosecuted—thanks to a giant blund

The Trade of the Century: When George Soros Broke the British Pound
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How George Soros made his fortune on a daring bet against the British pound and Bank of England.

Our Comrade The Electron - Webstock Conference Talk
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OUR COMRADE THE ELECTRON. In 1952, an American attaché in Moscow was innocently fiddling with his shortwave radio when he heard the voice of

How Burrowing Owls Lead To Vomiting Anarchists (Or SF’s Housing Crisis E...
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The Culture of Shut Up
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American discourse is in a bubble of subprime outrage and subprime apologies—and it's having a chilling effect on free speech.

"Fixing" Slow Wake for MacBook Pro w/ Retina Display - Ewal.net
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My main machine is a MacBook Pro w/ Retina Display. I carry it at work every day and use it on and off throughout the day, mostly in meeting

Evicted in San Francisco
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The story of one elderly woman's eviction in San Francisco.

So You Think You Want to Open a Brewery... | Serious Eats: Drinks
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Brewing industry work may not be what you expect. [Photographs: Collin McDonnell] I brewed my first batch of beer at home about seven years

The Last Psychiatrist: Don't Settle For The Man You Want
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Oh, that Lori Gottlieb, she's a kidder. But she's not kidding. There's a few ways to go with this, but here's a start: where is she finding

How To Safely Generate A Random Number — Quarrelsome
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Use urandom. Use urandom. Use urandom. Use urandom. Use urandom. Use urandom. Use urandom. But what about for crypto keys? Still urandom. Wh

The Stupidity of Computers
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Computers are near-omnipotent cauldrons of processing power, but they're also stupid. They are the undisputed chess champions of the world,

Faker by joke2k
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: Brian’s Stupid Feed Tricks
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At NewsGator and Sepia Labs I worked with Brian Reischl, one of the server-side guys. Among other things, he worked on NewsGator's RSS conte

How to fix Error: ENOENT lstat npm when trying to install modules
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How to fix Error: ENOENT lstat npm when trying to install modules. November 18, 2013 | error • npm • ENOENT • lstat • node • modules. So las

arrghbrains comments on What is a "dirty little (or big) secret" about a...
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Throwaway, obviously. I'm a funeral director. Our entire *industry* is basically a pyramid scheme. It blows my mind how blindly people accep

Mapping Place Pins
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A behind-the-scenes look at building products at Pinterest!

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