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Graham Poulter
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Great article about what are known as virtual particles, and how to think about them. Hint: they're not particles
The term ``virtual particle'' is an endlessly confusing and confused subject for the layperson, and even for the non-expert scientist. I have read many books for laypeople (yes, I was a layperson o...
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This blog is fantastic, it made me understand a bunch of things relatively well.
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Nice explanation of genetic differences between humans and chimps - its more complicated than one might expect
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No idea what the sources are, but it is fascinating to look at
Dreamshot's interactive graph and data of "Most Common Ways to Die, by Age, in the U.S." is a stacked bar chart, showing HIV/AIDS & Tuberculosis, Diarrhea/Infection, Neonatal Disorder, Cancer, Circulatory Disease, Respiratory Disease, Cirrhosis, Neurological Disorder, Mental/Behavioral Disorder, Diabetes , Other Non-Communicable, Transport Injuries, Unintentional Injuries, Intentional Injuries, Unaccounted; with % Deaths in the y-axis.
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Data: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

http://www.healthdata.org/

Seems legit, somewhat associated with University of Washington.
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Great post explaining why electric vehicles are becoming the future now, but didn't before. 
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Incredible neural network dreams, getting there on https://xkcd.com/1444/ ! Some of the lower-layer ones look like good image filters.
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Getting Francesinhas with folk from the tour: Peter, Jenny from Australia, Adrianna, Derek from US and Garima from India.
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Hi. Yes, it was my very first in-person IO. I was hoping to run into you there, but maybe another time ;) Hope you are well and everything is good.
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Science is really hard, far more so than the public thinks
If you follow the headlines, your confidence in science may have taken a hit lately. Peer review? More like self-review. An investigation in November uncovered a scam in which researchers were rubber-stamping their own work, circumventing peer review at five high-profile publishers.
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Hey, Google Cloud Platform now has official training materials, that'll make it easy to get going.
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Great website, about where it is safe to drink the water, vs where you should boil the water or consume bottled water. 
Tap water safety in cities and countries all around the world
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Photos from my Trip to Porto a couple of weeks ago, went there on an offsite and took a few days to sightsee afterwards, first with colleagues and then with folk from a walking tour.
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Delicious chocolate cake on the walking tour at Cozinha Doce
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Education
  • University of Cape Town
    Master of Science: Bioinformatics, 2006 - 2008
  • University of Cape Town
    Bachelor of Science Honours: Applied Mathematics, 2005 - 2005
  • University of Cape Town
    Bachelor of Science: Computer Science, Physics, Applied Mathematics, 2001 - 2004
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Site Reliability Engineer at Google
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Systems Engineer, Site Reliability Engineering
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Distributed Systems, Troubleshooting, Python, Linux, Bash, Algorithms
Employment
  • Google
    Site Reliability Engineer, 2013 - present
    Site Reliability Engineering for the Ads Quality systems
  • Naspers
    Senior Software Engineer at MIH Internet Africa, 2009 - 2013
    Developer for the Mocality.com directory, working on the back-end infrastructure with a focus on performance, reliability and monitoring.
  • Naspers
    Search Engine Systems Engineer at 24.com, 2008 - 2008
    Systems Engineer on the SearchSA South African search engine.
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Dublin, Ireland
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Cape Town, South Africa - Durban, South Africa
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The Kiss - Gustav Klimt - Google Cultural Institute
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“The Kiss”, probably the most popular work by Gustav Klimt, was first exhibited in 1908 at the Kunstschau art exhibition on the site of toda

Osmos HD
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Humble Image Comics Bundle
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Image Comics has an instant digital collection for you in one convenient bundle. Pay what you want for titles like Morning Glories and East

Google Übersetzer
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Durchbrechen Sie mit Google Übersetzer Sprachbarrieren:• Übersetzung in 80 Sprachen. • Unterhalten Sie sich so wie immer und überlassen Sie

漢拼漢英詞典(原名:瀚評漢英詞典)
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Hanping Chinese DictionaryAndroid 上最受歡迎的中文普通話字典。關於如何獲取專業版:http://goo.gl/YGonR★ 搜索漢字,注音或是英文。還能顯示注音(Bopomofo) ★ 支持簡體以及正體中字★ 實時搜索 - 當你輸入時自動更新顯示

Auralux
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Cloud save support across devices with Google Games! Achievements and Leaderboards support! Access leaderboards in Speed and Nova Mode to co

Minimalism - Mark Manson
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What minimalism is and how you can apply it to your life to become more happy

Love is . . . ‘almost like a psychological disorder’
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Love might be good for the heart, and even your mood, but it is in the brain where the drama really plays out

Hangouts
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Los Hangouts dan vida a las conversaciones privadas y en grupo con fotos, emojis y videollamadas gratis. Conéctate con amigos a través de co

Annual Meeting 2014
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The scientific community is nervous. It’s not that the climate is changing; we know that already. What has everyone jumpy is new, undeniable

The NASA Studies on Napping
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The data behind why napping is considered good for your productivity.

NASA | GPM: Engineering Next Generation Observations of Rain and Snow
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For more information: http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/ready-set-space-nasas-gpm-satellite-begins-journey For the past three years, the G

Borgodoro
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chocolate, food, opensource

Headspace (on-the-go)
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Ever wanted to sleep better, feel calmer, focus more or just get some relief from that busy mind? Well it's probably time to get some headsp

For South Africans Abroad: A Guide to Voting in the 2014 Elections
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A guide for South African expats on everything you need to know in order to vote abroad in the 2014 national elections.

Scientists Discover a Jewel at the Heart of Quantum Physics - Wired Science
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“This is completely new and very much simpler than anything that has been done before,” said Andrew Hodges, a mathematical physicist at Oxfo

Emily's Pinnacles
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Impressive hard coral formations found here provide the building blocks for the reef. (Source)

Field Trip - Grand Canal Dock
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Author: Claudia Rodríguez. If life were perfect, I'd be living in a penthouse apartment overlooking The Grand Canal Dock with its theater -

Good World
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Headspace | Guided Meditation & Mindfulness App | Headspace
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Try the Free Guided Meditation App and Learn how to unwind using Meditation and Mindfulness techniques with Andy Puddicombe & the Headspace

Amazing grilled Dorado sitting outside, generous food and friendly cook.
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Quirky little place down a back street: "chef chef!" the owner says when bringing starters, and calls some guests "el presidente". Great food, loved the stoved octopus and the vino verde and cookie cake.
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reviewed 3 months ago
Authentic Neapolitan pizza, all fresh dough and ingredients in wood fired oven. According to our B&B host there's only about 3 places in Florence out of hundreds that are good for pizza, this being one of them.
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reviewed a year ago
American style burger, plenty to eat
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reviewed a year ago
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The Pistachio ice cream is amazing, best we ever tasted. Only downside is a bit unfriendly to tourists (heaped servings for locals only).
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reviewed a year ago
Main dishes seemed to us overpriced for the quality (we had the wild boar, the risotto). waitress/maître d seemed overly involved, maybe because it was otherwise empty. Antipasti were small and expensive, but very good. Been advised that the desserts, esp. cheesecake are excellent.
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