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Jason McCampbell
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Now this is a cool video, full HD of the landing attempt by the SpaceX boost. Note the thruster at the top doing its best to keep it from falling over. Next time.
 
High resolution and color corrected Falcon 9 first stage landing video https://youtu.be/BhMSzC1crr0 
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I just had the most bizarre chat with +Dish Network​ support. I asked about adding the tennis channel, which they have, and whether they had any options besides the absolute most expensive package. So he offered me a few pay-per-movies for free.

I explained I just want the tennis channel. So he said I already have ESPN which is a sports channel and I can watch tennis there. Huh?!

So I tried yet-again to explain I just want the Tennis channel... So he agreed to give me a premium movie channel for free for three months. I don't get it. I'm willing to pay more, but he just kept offering free stuff I don't need. Weird. Maybe I should call during normal business hours... Normally their support is quite good. It's sad when the free/illegal way (BitTorent) is much easier than trying to figure out how to pay someone.

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If you look at how Google TV and Apple TV, you see 2 very different views of the future. Apple TV is a means to sell more content through iTunes and doesn't play well with others. For Apple to succeed they have to lock the competition out. Google TV (at least the first version) provided a unified content browser to merged content stores so you could search for a TV show and see all of your options. The Google TV concept sounded like exactly what I want, unfortunately it didn't fuck over the customers enough for the content providers, and no content providers would sign on. For Google to succeed, they have to pull in all of the competition.

One minor note to your distopian TV future +Jason McCampbell , MS and NBC were partners from 1996 to 2012 (MSBNC).
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Entertaining review of the Tesla P85D -- the all-wheel-drive super-car version of the Model S. Sounds like a nice ride, though I am most certainly not putting two young kids (and their snacks and occasional barfs) in the back of a $105,000 car. Not that I would be buying a $100k car without kids either... :)
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Plans for Bill Creek and 45th look reasonably good. It's nice to see a local developer build it out. I do find it interesting that a "wide range of prices" means $300k to millions. $300k is fairly reasonable for that part of town but that certainly isn't a "wide range of incomes", at least as far income distribution goes. 
A big development could transform part of Central Austin just east of MoPac bordered by 45th Street, Bull Creek Road and Shoal Creek Boulevard.
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A park would have been nice. An HEB filling the whole space would have been... interesting. :)
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For computer folks... A team found a vulnerability in a common hotel WiFi router that let the completely take it over. The vulnerability? An unauthenticated rsync daemon with root access! Yes, they could slurp off the whole setup and write back whatever they want. Convenient, no?

I read this as I am about to checkout of a hotel. I may have to peek and see what routers they use...
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Anytime you're on WIFI you didn't setup yourself, assume the worst.
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F# is up to #11 on the Tiobe Index??? Popularity indexes don't mean much but I'm surprised because a couple of years ago it was a niche language. F# is perhaps my favorite language in terms of the balance of expressiveness, performance, and crazy low rate of errors in running code but it feels more foreign than a lot of languages. The focus is on functional, rather than object-oriented, programming and it doesn't use syntax with a C-lineage like  C++, Java, C#, etc. I think it has a lot to offer so I'm happy to see it growing so quickly, I'm just pleasantly surprised. #FSharp
TIOBE Index for March 2015. March Headline: All time high for F# at position 11. Microsoft's programming language F# is about to sneak into the top 10. It is not clear why F# is gaining popularity. Possible reasons might be the F# web-programming framework WebSharper and the promotional work of ...
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This is a nice change from the standard "we're completely screwed" view of our healthcare system to a more positive "we're slightly less screwed than we thought" view. :)

The Economist | Health care in America: Don’t kill Obamacare http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21645730-supreme-court-considers-whether-gut-obamacare-evidence-mounting-law?frsc=dg%7Cd via @theeconomist
AMERICA’S health-care system is the costliest in the world, gobbling up 17% of GDP. The average for rich nations is only 9%; even the French spend less than 12%....
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+Jason McCampbell we all pay for it in our taxes and everyone has access to it. Had this system in New Zealand, Australia and UK - all the places I have lived. To me, access to health care is like a human right. Can't imagine what it's like to have to mortgage the house so a child can get treatment. 
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This is awesome. I'm really surprised at the scale of the rocket to the ship, I expected a bigger landing zone. Hopefully next launch is it. Apparently it fell over post-landing today.
 
Video of Falcon 9 first stage landing burn and touchdown on Just Read the Instructions https://vine.co/v/euEpIVegiIx
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April 13 is the next try. I really want to see them pull off a vertical landing of the first stage.
 
Wondering how Falcon 9's first stage will fly back to Earth on our next launch? https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacexphotos/16892430560/ #rocketlanding
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Last time I showed something SpaceX to someone their comment was "Imagine what they could do if they put their effort into this place not being such a shit hole!"

Fucking simple brains.
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Wow, good on Salesforce.com. Nice to see them follow through.
 
Wow.

This morning, Republican Governor Mike Pence signed the controversial bill into law, despite vocal objections from Salesforce, along with Gen Con, a $50 million annual gaming convention, Fortune 500 member Cummins, Eskenazi Health, Eli Lilly and Co., George Takei, Pat McAfee, Jason Collins, the mayor of Indianapolis, and the State of Indiana's tourism board, among many others.

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The CEO of major U.S. corporation is following through on his warning to the State of Indiana to not pass a discriminatory "religious freedom" bill.
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That is great! Maybe this kind of pressure will change the playing field.
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This not good. I remember reading 10 years ago about forecasts of the Atlantic circulation slowing in coming decades and the impact it would have. Jolly old England is going to need to bundle up a lot more! Even the beaches in Spain won't be particularly warm if I re!ember right. But I think Boston might warm up a bit, maybe even get a bit more snow. ;)
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Scary stuff!
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We made the top 100 companies to work for in the US! This is actually quite amazing as 5 or 6 years ago this would have been completely unthinkable. Cadence had the reputation for buying technology but not developing much internally.

I am amazed at the change Lip-Bu Tan has made since becoming CEO. He put smart technologists in charge, fired the people who tried to play politics and constantly beats the drum of driving internal development. And funds it. 
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You sure did make a great move!  You may be the first person I've known who works for a top-100 company! And to think, I'm even related to you!
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Software Engineer, Entrepreneur @ Enthought, Inc.
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  • Enthought, Inc. (Personal account)
    Product Manager, 2011 - present
  • Logic Refinery, Inc.
    VP Software Development, 2008 - 2011
  • Quest Software,
  • Magma Design Automation
  • Silicon Metrics, Inc.
  • Omniview Design, Inc.
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Technical interests: scientific & technical computing, computer security, massively parallel data processing, Python, F# / functional programming.

Also an avid cyclist, skiier, and generally fond of any outdoor activities when I'm not coding.

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  • MBA Arizona State
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Food is ok, maybe trying a little too hard. Beer list isn't bad, has a couple of good beers.
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Clean, descent wifi, and walking distance to a number of (mostly chain) restaurants. The free breakfast is considerably better than most, including made-to-order omelets and pancakes. Easy access to the Coyote Creek run/walk/bike trail is across the street.
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Great place for kids, we go for the playground. Burgers are fine and they have a better than average (for kid-oriented burger places) selection of healthier options. Beer selection is improving, too, though I'd like to see more local beers.
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Food is descent but expensive for what you get.
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Sizzler was very good, sort of like Indian fajitas. Staff was very nice, relaxed but service was quick.
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Both of our kids love going here and the teachers and staff are excellent. They have a wide variety of activities for the kids from leaning shapes and colors to splash pad time. They even offer swimming lessons and have brought in a petting zoo before.
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Big fire 15-Nov-2014, likely closed for a while.
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