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Gord Wait
Works at Epson Research & Development Inc Vancouver Design Center
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Lives in Delta B.C. Canada
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And Moon!
Tonight Venus and Mars will be even closer..
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Wow! Nice photos!
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The 3d printer is finally up and running!
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maya is like wow though, but mainly in its creation of animations it is fast render time.
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Over a dozen numbered accounts following my fairly inactive Google vanity page per day? Seems legit..

I also get a continuous batch of Korean followers per day on the same page..

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And it continues.. +Yonatan Zunger perhaps someone on your team has seen this? I see up to 20 numbered blue heads per day following the g+ page. It doesn't really bother me, but I can't understand the benefit to the perps.. 
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This is gold.
 
I made a No button for the Web. It's a chrome extension. If a site annoys you, hit "No", choose your message, and that'll be sent in a request to the site (so it can be seen in the logs). Then the tab closes.
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Hah! Irony :)

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Sounds like Canada.
 
I'm 40.  In 1975 I was born in Gosford, NSW, Australia.  My father moved to follow the work.  He was a surveyor.  My earliest memories are of Darwin, in the Northern Territory.  I was in preschool at the time.  Grade 1 was in The Blue Mountains near Sydney.  Central Queensland saw me doing Correspondence School in Grade 5.  Outback Queensland in Grade 7 to the mining town of Blackwater.  Started high school in Tropical Cairns and finished high school in the port city of Gladstone back in Central Queensland.

Since school I've worked as a computer technician, cotton chipper in Emerald, karaoke host, Harvey Norman salesman, stringer (news cameraman), voice-overs, air-conditioner installer, tradesman's assistant working on QR coal-hauling locomotives, graphic artist and pizza delivery driver.  I've been a singer/guitarist/songwriter in at least four different bands that never went anywhere.  I have probably enough material I've written myself to fill an album, but I'll probably never will get around to recording it.  I spent a few years making wedding videos in my own business which I closed down when I got bored of making wedding videos.  I'm currently working at a printshop where we we do all kinds of printing and sign writing.

I love computer games and all things tech.  My first computer was a Sinclair ZX80 that I got in 1981.  Second was a Commodore64 followed by a Macintosh II.  After that I got into Windows PC's (or DOS PC's as they were back then) and all the games they offered.  Windows 3.11, Windows95, 98, 2000, XP...  Then Vista burned me and I now use Macs.  They're simply better.

I've been married for 15 years and have a nice block of land with a humble little house on it.  We have a cat and a dog and no kids.

My point is, I've never had any interest in politics in my life.  Beyond being able to name the Prime Minister and the Premier of my state, I didn't really care.

Look at me now.  Since Tony Abbott and the LNP have been in power, I've joined a political party.  90% of my posts are political.  I'm talking politics with strangers online.

I can name the entire front bench of the government!  That information shouldn't be important to me!

But now it is.  

Just to understand all the crap that we're being subjected to by the Abbott government, I've had to learn who everyone in his government is, what they're job is, what they're actually supposed to do.  I've had to learn how government works, what divisions and electorates are, where the boundaries are.  How preferences work.  (That's one that is rarely understood by anyone I've met.  It's not even complicated.)  Who the opposition are and their role in government.  I've had to learn how it's "supposed to work" and why it's not working in an acceptable way now.  The reasons are many and varied.  Refer to any Australian Politics channel from the past 2 years.

I've had to read party policies.  Policies of the Labor party.  Policies of the Liberal Party.  Policies of the LNP.  Policies of the National Party.  Policies of the Liberal Democratic Party (wholly shit!).  Policies of The Greens.  Policies of the Pirate Party.  

All this time I could have been learning about robotics or playing computer games or something constructive.  If politicians did their job and acted in the interests of the people they represent instead of representing the interests of lobby groups that fund their political campaigns, then a huge portion of Australia could go back to doing what we do best.  Creating, inventing and innovating in a diverse multicultural society surrounded by the paradise that is Australia.
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It's not any better here in the US. It's not a democracy. It's an oligarchy. And the lobbyists rule. 
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All set for our gig tonight at The Bennett!
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revvin up my engine, you got that down real tight! awesome!
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A different view..
 
Polar Bear Plays in Wildflowers

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We rarely see polar bears outside of a snowy Arctic environment, but these bears are no strangers to having fun in the summer! In a rare series of images by Canadian photographer Dennis Fast, these white giants are seen frolicking in a field of fireweed. The photos were taken in Northern Canada's Hudson Bay, near lodges run by Churchill Wild in Manitoba. Fast explains his fascination with polar bears in this interview excerpt.
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Bookmarked!

Off to our own wine region for a couple days - the Okanagan region of British Columbia is starting to win awards in international competitions..
 
Top 10 Best Wine Routes in the World
Combining a holiday with a wine tasting tour? What could be better?!
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Next time then. Our favorite wine area is Oliver to Penticton.
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Somehow I've never seen this sketch before. Demerit!

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Musician, Technology, Electronics Engineering, Restaurateur(!), Internet geek, Travel..
Introduction
Musician, Electronics Engineering, Restaurateur, Internet Geek, Travel.
Bragging rights
Co Owner of a great little seaside restaurant in White Rock called Jan's on the Beach! www.jansonthebeach.ca
Education
  • BCIT
  • Steveston Senior Secondary
  • Palmer Junior Secondary
  • Blundell Elementary
  • Hard Knocks
  • Steveston Secondary School
    1978 - 1979
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Gender
Male
Relationship
Married
Work
Occupation
Electronics and FPGA Design, Restaurateur
Employment
  • Epson Research & Development Inc Vancouver Design Center
    Hardware Engineer, 2013 - present
    Contractor
  • S.E.L.
    Lead Hardware Engineer, 2011 - 2013
  • Lighthaus Logic Inc
    Electronics and FPGA Design, 2006 - 2011
  • Q Imaging
  • Spectrum Signal Processing
  • SMOS Systems (Seiko Epson)
  • Cubicomp
  • Gemini Technology
  • Vertigo Imaging
    Electronics Engineering
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Currently
Delta B.C. Canada
Previously
Mostly Richmond B.C. Canada - Delta B.C. - Vancouver Area - Edmonton - Saskatoon - Ottawa - Lethbridge
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Seth's Blog: We have Ebola
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It's tragic but not surprising to watch the marketing of another epidemic unfold. It starts with, "We" don't have Ebola, "they" do. They liv

The Enbridge 21 | Need to hear from you right now!
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Now a gang of 21 MPs is casting a long shadow on the province as they decide whether they will back Enbridge or align with the heroic defend

CMAP: "Why do you use Microsoft Word?" - Charlie's Diary
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(Another in the irregular "Common Misconceptions about Publishing" series of essays ...) You already know I hate Microsoft Word. But it take

Video: NYPD try to stop skateboard race down Broadway
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Despite a court order banning it in 2012, this year's Broadway Bomb skateboard street-race down Manhattan's iconic boulevard still...

Mel Blanc's radio show: 40+ free, downloadable episodes
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Zack writes, "In 1947, Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny, the Road Runner and other beloved cartoon characters had his own radio show spinn

Rocket launch filmed by drone
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The SpaceX Grasshopper's latest launch—and graceful descent!—captured by a drone-mounted camera. Grasshopper was most recently s...

Malala to Obama: US use of drones is 'fueling terrorism'
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Young author and human rights advocate Malala Yousafzai had quite a tour of the United States this week. In the video above, she ma...

Why Microsoft Word must Die - Charlie's Diary
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Microsoft Word is a tyrant of the imagination, a petty, unimaginative, inconsistent dictator that is ill-suited to any creative writer's use

A Brief History of Buildings That Melt Things
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In London this week, a parabolic "death ray" of sunshine--reflected off of London's newest skyscraper--is destroying luxury cars, starting f

On Syria - Charlie's Diary
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(Note: My Snowden/sociology piece has spawned a longer essay on the same subject area, in Foreign Policy.) And I'm sorry, but I can't stay a

I Met The World's Smartest Dog
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"Chaser, this is Dan. Chaser! This is Dan," said Deb Pilley, a classical musician who goes by the name Pilley Bianchi professionally and sig

What are you thinking, Mr. President? — BuzzMachine
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I wrote this for the Guardian, where the discussion is quite lively, approaching 1,500 comments. I'm posting it here a few days later for th

Why We "Got Milk": Scientific American
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When a single genetic mutation first let ancient Europeans drink milk, it set the stage for a continental upheaval

Ingress
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*****Ingress is a closed-beta right now. Request an invite at http://www.ingress.com*****Ingress transforms the real world into the landscap

Schneier on Security: Blowback from the NSA Surveillance
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But there are unintended consequences of the NSA scandal that will undermine U.S. foreign policy interests -- in particular, the "Internet F

My week with the 2013 Toyota RAV4 EV
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SPONSORED: This post is presented by the Toyota RAV4 EV. Because innovation can be measured in miles, kilowatts and cubic feet. Learn more a

Schneier on Security: A Really Good Article on How Easy it Is to Crack P...
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The list of "plains," as many crackers refer to deciphered hashes, contains the usual list of commonly used passcodes that are found in virt

What Kills Big Companies? - The Story of Telling
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Most companies falter not because they don't do what they do well, but because they don't understand why that matters to their customers.

Interview with Top Chef Canada Competitor Matt Stowe | Vancouver Foodster
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The other day I had lunch with Chef Matt Stowe at Cactus Club Coal Harbour restaurant, sitting by the window overlooking the stunning view o

Florida's Redlight Program Designed To Make Driving More Dangerous By Sh...
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For years, we've been critics of red light cameras, which have been shown time and time again to actually increase accidents rather than dec

Very tasty! If you're looking to treat yourself give them a try. A great wine list as well.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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Shopping while hungry - so many tasty things here!
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Knowledgeable and friendly staff, and the beer came out great!
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A great lunch! The butter chicken is excellent!
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Since when is a neighborhood pub supposed to be a rave party? Can't hear yourself think in this place. At least the 18 year olds are having fun..
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