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John Mayson
Attended Georgia Institute of Technology
Lives in Austin, TX
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Challengers to Silicon Valley include New York, L.A., Boston, Tel Aviv, and London.
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Albert Einstein was highly regarded as a genius and theoretical physicist, but few, until now, focused on his countercultural values and minimalism.
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Asheville-based tour operator Iran Luxury Travel is launching a new package intended to introduce Iran to the world in a new way: as a world-class skiing destination.
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A journey through Sikkim in India to discover archaic Buddhist monasteries and remote hidden valleys amongst the Himalayan Mountains.
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It's never been harder to install Linux. Don't believe me? Just cast your mind back 10 years. Back then, it was just a matter of downloading an ISO, burning it to disk, pressing "next" a few times, and hoping you weren't unlucky enough to have a Broadcom WiFi card. And if you didn't fancy burning…
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As a school girl in North Korea, Lee Hyeon-seo was forced to watch executions, denounce her friends and dig tunnels. Then she escaped.
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Two Russian bombers reportedly gave a July Fourth message to U.S. jets when they were intercepted flying roughly 40 miles off California earlier this month.
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Test engineer
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System Network Test (SNT), In-circuit Test (ICT), Boundary Scan Test (IEEE 1149), Unix, Linux, Perl
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Austin, TX
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Penang, Malaysia - Palm Bay, FL - Tinton Falls, NJ - Atlanta, GA - Hurst, TX - Tampa, FL
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A world traveling test engineer from Austin
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I was born in Georgia, grew up in Tampa, graduated from high school in the Fort Worth area, attended and graduated from Georgia Tech, and have worked as a test engineer in Florida and Texas.
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Functional test engineer, IEEE 1149.x boundary scan guru, ICT engineer, good with Unix, Linux, Perl, dogs, and cats. I love to travel, solve the hard problems, and enjoy the local cuisine.
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  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    Electrical engineering, 1987 - 1992
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North Korea seen as possible primo surfing spot
www.seattletimes.com

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Here's a new take on gnarly. A pro surfer who coaches the Chinese National Surf Team and a tourism agency base

Sikkim: The Hidden Himalayan Paradise - Backpackingman
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A journey through Sikkim in India to discover archaic Buddhist monasteries and remote hidden valleys amongst the Himalayan Mountains.

What’s in North Dakota?
www.peopleforbikes.org

Our East Coast crew finds answers to this question in spades.

Potemkin Party | KUNSTLER
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Now at Booksellers Everywhere. World Made By Hand 3. HistoryoftheFuture_Jpg_small. Battenkill Books (autographed by the Author) | Northshire

How to Choose the Best Laptop to Install Linux
www.makeuseof.com

It's never been harder to install Linux. Don't believe me? Just cast your mind back 10 years. Back then, it was just a matter of downloading

Lee Hyeon-seo lifts lid on brutality of life in North Korea
www.northkoreatech.org

As a school girl in North Korea, Lee Hyeon-seo was forced to watch executions, denounce her friends and dig tunnels. Then she escaped.

Was Albert Einstein A Minimalist? - Frugaling
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Albert Einstein was highly regarded as a genius and theoretical physicist, but few, until now, focused on his countercultural values and min

Buying a SIM Card in Latvia
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Medieval towns, untouched beaches, few tourists -- and cheap, fast and easy connectivity. Here's what you need to know about buying a SIM ca

Russian bombers delivered July Fourth message to U.S. - CNNPolitics.com
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Two Russian bombers reportedly gave a July Fourth message to U.S. jets when they were intercepted flying roughly 40 miles off California ear

Top 10 Toughest Countries to Get Into
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Didn't think you could go to Iran, North Korea, Iraq, or Somalia as a tourist? You certainly can! Addison Sears-Collins shows us how.

Buying a SIM Card in Finland
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Finland. Home of reindeer and saunas, Angry Birds and Santa. It's also home to the fastest data speeds we've seen in any country, both on 3G

Report: Texas is most lenient state on speeders, reckless drivers
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We all know speed kills, and Texas ranks dead last in cracking down on speeding and reckless driving.

Back to the future: the TRS-80 Model 100 | Ars Technica
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The "original laptop" boasts the last OS largely coded by Bill Gates.

One out of three smartphones sold in 2016 will be dual SIM
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Dual SIM smartphones are gaining traction as they become more and more popular. Analysts predict one out of three smartphones sold in 2016 w

Trump Hits a Bump | KUNSTLER
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Now at Booksellers Everywhere. World Made By Hand 3. HistoryoftheFuture_Jpg_small. Battenkill Books (autographed by the Author) | Northshire

Wesley Clark Calls for Internment Camps for "Radicalized" Americans
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The retired general known for his progressive views says in the wake of the Chattanooga shooting, "If these people are radicalized and they

'The North Korean posters that got me arrested for espionage'
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Willem van der Bijl owns the largest collection of DPRK propaganda pictures outside the country. Were they worth going to prison for?

Chinese Woman, 30, Found Guilty Of ‘Assaulting Police Officer With Her B...
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Ng Lai-ying was taking part in a demonstration against parallel trading on the streets of Yuen Long in March this year when the incident is

The pharmacy is great. It's the rest of the store that I dislike. One evening my son and drove to this HEB. It was dark and raining and he parked a little over into a hashed area of the parking lot. But the parking lot was fairly empty and it's not like we were hogging two spaces. Suddenly a large man started pounding on his car and yelling at us. He had his hand on a gun that was holstered. He never identified himself as security and I thought we were being carjacked. I told my son just to back up and get out of there. Luckily my son froze up. It wasn't until a few days later I saw the same man riding a bicycle around the parking lot, armed, with a shirt that read "SECURITY" on the back. Parking improperly was not a reason for him to be reaching for his gun. In Texas people carry weapons. If he does the same to the wrong person he's likely going to get himself shot. I shop at a different HEB whenever possible as I don't feel safe with him there.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Everyone on the staff is caring, knowledgeable, and informative. It is a little disconcerting to sleep in a strange place with dozens of wires hooked to you, but it ended up being a good experience. Dr. Ortiz diagnosed me and I am sleeping better than I have in 20 years. If you think you have a sleep disorder I highly recommend Dr. Ortiz.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
It's a very nice hotel with a friendly and helpful staff. The breakfast bar is wonderful! The location is okay, not very walkable, but with many restaurants and shops about a mile or two away. The free Wi-Fi is very slow, too slow to support VOIP, and a wired connection is not available. A big negative was the elevators. The hotel has six for guests. Three serve the upper floors, three the lower floors. They really need about twice this many. During peak times there are long waits for an elevator. I experienced two elevator malfunctions. Once it stopped between floors for about 20 to 30 seconds. One morning I was running late, naturally. The elevator reversed direction at the first floor and went to the 23rd. It then started back down, the doors opening at random floors including the women-only floor.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I learned about this restaurant from the TV show "Shark Tank". I'm a big sushi fan so I checked it out. There's nothing bad to be said about it. The prices are very reasonable, no more than any other fast food place. The food is great and an even greater value for the money. The staff was very helpful and friendly. They offer both build your own sushi and recommended dishes. I could spend the next two years just trying all of the various combinations that appeal to me. For those who don't like raw fish they do offered cooked meats and even have vegan options. All of their gluten-free and vegan choices are clearly marked. There's truly something for everyone here.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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The hotel is a bit run down. The staff is friendly. But they somehow double charged me for my room and they're telling me it'll be 3 to 5 days more before that can be fixed. Wow, I wish I had a week to cough up payment for a room.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
It's a nice hotel with a friendly and helpful staff. The location is good with a few restaurants and shops within walking distance. The free Wi-Fi works very well, something I find lacking in too many hotels. The only negative was the size of the beds. I'm 6' 6" (198 cm) tall and I felt like I was sleeping on doll furniture.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I have traveled the world and this is the nicest hotel I have ever stayed in. The staff is absolutely wonderful! The hotel is in a perfect location giving a beautiful view of the harbor and so much is within easy walking distance of the hotel. If we ever return to Victoria we will definitely stay here again!
Quality: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago