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Fascinating piece about a business world without concrete rules of conduct.
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Every time I click the "Switch Team" button in Slack I think I'm batting for the other team.
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+Sordatos Cáceres Do not summon +George Takei. I don't think I can handle the fabulousness. Not without a wardrobe change.
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I prefer to keep the vast majority of my photos locally anyway. I back them up to Google, but in encrypted form to Google Drive. Your mileage may vary.
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I'm happy they shut it down and replaced it with something inferior.

I finally got me to pull the trigger on signing up for Smugmug.
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Hendrick's and Uncouth Vermouth (pear ginger batch 7)
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Pear brandy from the Duty Free store near Derby Line scarred me for life. :(
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The things we take from illegal immigrants.
It started with toothbrushes. Arizona-based photographer Thomas Kiefer had been working part-time as a janitor at the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol in Ajo, some 40 miles from the Mexican border, for several years when he acted on his impulse to salvage— and to catalog—some of the hundreds of personal items thrown away in the facility. As hopeful American immigrants, many of them illegal, were apprehended and brought to the station, personal obje...
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But they take our yobs!!!
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This fits into collectivist (sub)cultures where fun is mandatory and the downtrodden people's smiles are everybody's business.
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It's amazing how much we can tell from that gravitational wave; distance, mass of the objects, rotation speed, direction...
 
Direct Detection Of Gravitational Waves

Two black holes circle each other in a gravitational dance. Spiraling closer over thousands of years, they eventually get so close that they can no longer keep dancing. In a fraction of a second these two black holes merged into a single, larger black hole. It’s an event that happens fairly regularly throughout the universe. But this time, a group of humans 1.3 billion light years away measured the ripples in space and time produced during the merger.

It’s hard to overstate the significance of our first direct detection of gravitational waves. On the one hand the discovery announced in Physical Review Letters confirmed what we’ve suspected for decades: gravitational waves exist. By itself that’s not a big deal, since they are a natural result of general relativity, and we’ve had indirect evidence of gravitational waves since the 1970s. The direct detection of gravitational waves is yet another confirmation of what we’ve already known. On the other hand, this opens up an entirely new window to the universe.

The paper released today has been peer reviewed, which is comforting given the BICEP2 incident. It’s also a remarkably strong result given the extreme sensitivity necessary to detect gravitational waves. The advanced LIGO experiment consists of two detectors located in Louisiana and Washington. To qualify as a real detection, there must be a nearly simultaneous event in both detectors with the same basic form. In the above image, the event in question matches up quite well. It also matches the expected signal as calculated from numerical simulations of merging black holes. This is a strong, clear signal confirming gravitational waves.

The data is good enough that we actually know quite a bit about the merging black holes. The larger black hole had a mass of about 36 Suns, while the smaller one had a mass of about 29 Suns. When the two black holes merged they formed a single black hole of about 62 Suns. You might notice those numbers don’t add up. That’s because in the process of merging, about 3 solar masses worth of energy was radiated away as gravitational waves. That’s a huge amount of energy to release in a fraction of a second, which is why we can detect it so clearly from more than a billion light years away. We also know some broader characteristics, such as how fast the final black hole rotates, roughly where in the sky the merger occurred and the cosmological redshift of the event (which is how we know its distance).

While the detection of gravitational waves is the biggest news, this is also further confirmation that black holes are real. If they weren’t black holes their merger would create a burst of light or neutrinos like a stupendous supernova, which wasn’t seen. This is also the first clear observation of a black hole merger.

In the history of human civilization humans looked up at the sky and saw light. When Galileo first raised his telescope to the sky he saw light. Over the centuries we’ve widened the range of what light we can observe. We’ve launched telescopes into space to see types of light not visible from the ground. With the exception of some neutrinos and cosmic particles, the field of astronomy is rooted in our ability to observe and analyze light.

But now we can listen to the very fabric of space and time.

Paper: B. P. Abbott et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration).Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger. Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 061102 (2016)

In the history of human civilization humans looked up at the sky and saw light. Now we can listen to the very fabric of space and time.
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We have a minority for every occasion. Whether it’s a tech conference panel, an awards show, an advert, or a business meeting, we will collaborate to find the right minority for you. All of our minorities have been vetted to ensure they are not “too black” or “too Muslim” or “too much of a Feminist.” We know how awkward that can be.
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Regardless of where you are on the politics, there's a lot of food for thought here.

At a Clinton rally last week in New Hampshire I discussed the decibel dilemma with Jay Newton-Small, of Time magazine. “It’s very hard for a woman to telegraph passion,” she explained. “When Bernie yells, it shows his dedication to the cause. When she yells, it’s interpreted in a very different way: She’s yelling at you.”

That’s not about Clinton; it’s about us. “It is a subtle kind of sexism that exists that we don’t recognize,” said Newton-Small, who literally wrote the book on the matter. “Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works,” out last month, includes a chapter on Clinton. “When women raise their voices, people tend to get their hackles up. People I talk to at Clinton events put her in a maternal role: Why is she screaming at me? Am I in trouble?”

Campaigning While Female also deprives Clinton of the ability to make lofty promises. Sanders, for example, has a $15 trillion non-starter of a health-care plan. If Clinton floated such a plan, the media would mock it as patently absurd. But Sanders gets a pass.

Why the double standard? “Men are the guys who want to go out and buy the motorcycle and women are the purse-string holders,” Newton-Small said. “It’s a very traditional role we are putting women into by making them the one saying, no, we can’t do all these really fun things. This is a very stereotypical box she gets put into, which then makes it very hard for her to be inspirational.”

This is the essence of Clinton’s trouble: If she can’t plausibly offer pie-in-the-sky, and she can’t raise her voice, how does she inspire people? This hurts particularly with young voters — the same segment that shunned Clinton in 2008.

(Anyone swinging by and taking potshots will be deepsixed so fast your head will spin. I'm not interested in Clinton vs Sanders, or proposal vs proposal here but the double standard which is there regardless of which candidate you support. I'm taking a leap of faith in not turning off comments at the get go, folks.)

A subtle, even unconscious misogyny is dragging down her campaign.
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I don't know +Brian Holt Hawthorne​, you seem awfully passionate about Clinton to me.
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#3 means she has big teeth
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Disturbing in many different ways.
Mark Marek will serve house arrest after pleading guilty to "corrupting morals" for posting the video of the Luka Magnotta murder
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uhm... wow. 
In what is quite an amazing discovery, scientists have confirmed that a bracelet found in Siberia is 40,000 years old. This makes it the oldest piece of jewelry ever discovered, and archeologists have been taken aback by the level of its sophistication.
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Historians are going to have a real tough time with this.

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I create things using code, words, and ideas.
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Fascinated by the boundaries of technology and social behavior.
Employment
  • TiVo, Inc.
    Architect, 2012 - present
    It's all about the metadata.
  • Zinc.tv
    Lead Architect & Developer, 2010 - 2012
  • Somewhere.Com, LLC
    Consulting CTO, 1998 - 2011
  • Messagefire
    Founder
  • Utopia, Inc.
    CTO
  • Wildfire
    Software Engineer
  • Apollo Computer
    Software Engineer
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Somerville, MA - Barnstable, MA - Readfield, ME - Montclair, NJ - Vienna, ME
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Introduction
25+ yrs doing tech startups. BA in Anthropology. Worked at Apollo/Wildfire/USWeb/TiVo…Daughter Shadi Fotouhi at Mass Art (game design) and Shireen Hinckley is a freelance movie/TV editor in LA (hire her, she's amazing!). Partner Mollie Pepper does awesome work focused on violence, gender, and borders.

Don't completely believe my current location. I'm still primarily in Somerville, MA, but will be migrating to La Conner, WA next summer.

Protections for anonymous speech are vital to democratic discourse. Allowing dissenters to shield their identities frees them to express critical, minority views . . . Anonymity is a shield from the tyranny of the majority. . . . It thus exemplifies the purpose behind the Bill of Rights, and of the First Amendment in particular: to protect unpopular individuals from retaliation . . . at the hand of an intolerant society.
1995 Supreme Court ruling in McIntyre v. Ohio Elections Commission

There's no way on Google+ for me to create a page of my favorite posts, so FWIW:
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Who is hurt by the "real names" policy? A summary.

I'm a middle aged, American, white guy; why is name privacy so important to me?

On Pseudonymity, Privacy and Responsibility on Google+. This covers every argument against pseudonyms that I have heard, and gives lots of examples of real people whom Google doesn't believe are worth allowing here.

Read two bloggers talking about what it's like to get a dozen or so threats of physical violence every week…from people who have found out where you live.
and what it's like when your business gets destroyed by someone spreading lies and creating fake web sites.

On privilege, a word I always used to hate.

How Google needs to fix "common name" enforcement.

It's Google's service, why do I feel I have a right to ask them to change?

How has the internet changed what it means to be "public"? (At the end of an example of the importance of anonymity in influencing scientific change.)

Why is Google hiding their "real name" requirement from new users?
  http://j.mp/qFIItm

For more good information on the debate about controlling who knows your wallet name, see the web page "Who is Harmed by a Real Name's Policy" http://j.mp/pojGSo and the site http://my.nameis.me/. For more on the ethical issues surrounding requiring legal names, the Oxford University blog, "Practical Ethics", expands on the idea here: http://j.mp/pUMa0j
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I founded or cofounded seven of the ten startups I’ve been involved in. I have dealt with everything from financing (VC pitches, finding private investors, cutting deals with corporate investors, and by-the-bootstraps) to marketing and sales, public presentations, tutorials, panels and standards committees. On the technical side I have ranged from pure development, to managing development and IT groups, to providing architecture and technology solutions for developers. I believe in flat hierarchies, well-defined processes, and building fun corporate cultures.

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Living in online social networks since 1978.
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    Anthropology, 1978 - 1982
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Episode 576: When Women Stopped Coding
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These women, fighting against both the Assad regime and ISIL, don't fit into any easy political narratives.

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Earth just had its warmest October on record
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October -- like so many months in 2015 so far -- was the warmest such month on record, and by a long shot, according to new data from Japan.

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