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Joel Weinberger
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A fantastic Brown reunion last weekend!
 
Alright, this is pretty special. A chance reunion in Berkeley, thanks to Leo, with several former Brown programming languages research undergrads: +Michael Greenberg, +Leo Meyerovich, +Jono Spiro (with Marlowe), +Nathan Malkin, Michael Tschantz, and +Joel Weinberger.

Between this group now you could found a pretty good CS department: you'd have PL, OS, the Web, graphics, viz, security, and privacy pretty well covered, with a bit of usability and computational economics thrown in — which is more than you can say for many small CS departments. (Also, for emergencies, Egyptology.)

Along with, in some cases, amazing grad students (+Gregory Cooper, +Guillaume Marceau, +Arjun Guha), they wrote lovely papers. I did a quick check and found that if you add up citations just to our co-authored papers, you get 1177 citations (680 if you eliminate duplicate authors) — better than many small CS departments! (But of course our h-index is only 5.)
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An excellent side-by-side comparison of the new MacBook Pro and Chromebook Pixel.
Shortly after Apple debuted its new ultra-thin MacBook this week, Google announced its new Chromebook Pixel 2, which similarly boasts the new Type-C USB port and high-tech trackpad.
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In summary: I recommend not buying any Lenovo products. I also believe some of their recent press releases to be wholly inaccurate.
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i got the Lenovo X1 Carbon and have gone from being quite disappointed to adapted and resigned over several months with their Linux support. I think they've finally gotten the patches in to have the adaptive keyboard, which is a silly feature, to work with Ubuntu. It's a beautiful looking machine but lacks the rock-solidity that I wanted from then.
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There's a Gizmodo article floating around about Chrome being terrible (http://gizmodo.com/fuck-it-im-going-back-to-firefox-1685425815?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow). Below is my take, but keep in mind I'm a completely biased engineer on the Chrome team :-)

I don't know for sure why this guy is having problems, but the fact that he has "dozens of extensions installed" is a very likely cause of his troubles. Having one or two Chrome extensions installed shouldn't cause any major problems (although, if you choose the "wrong" ones, they can), but extensions are a notorious cause of slowdown. See http://www.howtogeek.com/119191/browser-slow-how-to-make-google-chrome-fast-again/ for an article on how to fix this (spoiler alert: uninstall your extensions). Unfortunately, Firefox and Safari from the same problem, so I think the author is in for a rude awakening once he's accumulated dozens of extensions in Firefox, too.

Also, for a surprisingly good explanation of why Chrome has multiple processes (which is one of his complaints), see this article: http://www.howtogeek.com/124218/why-does-chrome-have-so-many-open-processes/
tl;dr It's for security, stability, and (surprisingly) performance.
Remember when we all switched from Firefox to Chrome? Chrome was stripped down, simple but fast as hell. It was like browsing the web on a whole new computer. These days Chrome is bloated, slow, and constantly crashing on me. I've finally reached the breaking point.
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Although turning off multiple processes for Chrome is asking for all sorts of trouble (security and otherwise)... but yeah :-)
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All Oscar Actor and Actress nominees are white this year. But, you know, it's okay because "12 Years a Slave" won Best Picture last year.
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Very foggy day here in SF. This morning, outside my office, you could barely see the Bay Bridge, but it got worse; right now, you actually can't see the  bridge at all.
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Intent to deprecate insecure usage of powerful features in Chrome (I'm looking at you, geolocation): https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/#!topic/blink-dev/2LXKVWYkOus
Please note that the main discussion for this is intended to be on the blin...@chromium.org mailing list (https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/#!forum/blink-dev). However, to alert relevant groups of the intent, we have bcc'd the following lists on this email: securi...@chromium.org ...
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A Munich winter wonderland!
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Good morning, San Francisco. First Headlands Raid of the year, now with extra fog. With +Yvonne Yip and +Mark Desnoyer.
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That looks like an amazing ride. 
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Woo-hoo! My +GIGABYTE video card RMA went incredibly smoothly. While I'm sad it was broken to start, I appreciate how they handled the fix.
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Wow.  Thank you.  I guess I just suck it up when mail order merchandise doesn't satisfy.
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Education
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Computer Science, 2008 - 2012
    Ph.D. in Computer Science Thesis: Analysis and Enforcement of Web Application Security Policies
  • Brown University, Providence, RI
    Computer Science and History, 2003 - 2007
    B.S. in Computer Science and History M.S. in Computer Science
  • Columbia High School, Maplewood, NJ
    1999 - 2003
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Security + Browsers
Employment
  • Google Inc
    Software Engineer, 2013 - present
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Graduate Student Researcher, 2008 - 2013
  • Microsoft
    Research Intern, 2011
  • Sun Microsystems
    Software Engineer, 2007 - 2008
  • VMware
    Intern Software Engineer
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    Security Research Intern, 2012
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Berkeley, CA - Seattle, WA - Oakland, CA - Providence, RI - Menlo Park, CA - San Francisco, CA - South Orange, NJ - Brooklyn, NY
It has a nice view and a decent vibe inside. The food is really not very good, and it is extremely overpriced. In my steak salad, the steak itself was actually not bad, cooked quite rare, as requested. The lettuce, however, was limp, the blue cheese was sparse and without much depth, and the friend onions didn't taste much better than from a can. My martini was okay, although a bit too much vermouth, for my taste. Considering the price and vibe of the place, I also would have expected a much larger and better beer selection.
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Large beer selection with a particularly outstanding sour beer selection. Minus one star for the prices. The bottled beers in particular are quite expensive, and you can easily pay $20 for a 375ml bottle.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Solid omelette, although a little too cheesy and slightly overcooked. Good scone. Very good pinto beans. Surprisingly bad coffee; very watered down.
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reviewed 9 months ago
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The flavors and spices ate wonderful. It also has a delightfully good beer selection with mostly Belgian options. A great place to grab a bite, but be prepared to eat too much!
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Fantastic, nice staff. Beautiful interior in a very unassuming part of town. Had the Sumatra cold brew. Great flavor with little bitterness. Not too weak either. Definitely worth a stop if you're driving through Redding!
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Wonderful, crunchy garlic noodles. Delicious fresh ahi poke with avocado, whose raw fish stood on its own with flavor. The Singapore noodles were tasty as well, but perhaps the only disappointment by being a bit dry. A great stop in Maui. I should also mention, extremely crowded with long waits and the do not take reservations. However, you can call 30 to 60min to put your name on the list, and that can take a pretty serious bite out of the wait.
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