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Kevin O'Brien
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Lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA
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Can't say I'm surprised:

"Here's something that's contrary to popular belief: I actually don't like thinking. I think people think I like to think a lot. And I don't. I do not like to think at all."


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Hundreds of thousands were watched from above at the behest of the local police department. And the program operated for months in secret.
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Weekend posting is about... science! Mostly big news in biology. From our last common ancestor to amazing news re: cloning to the weird tale of Homo economicus... come by for a compact but fascinating set of wonders spilling from YOUR scientific-renaissance civilization.
== Lottsa Luca == Luca, the Last Universal Common Ancestor, is estimated to have lived some four billion years ago, when Earth was a mere 560 million years old. For a long time the three great domains of life -- bacteria,...
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Wonderful! Arpaio needs to spend some quality time being someone's bitch in the men's prison.
A federal judge on Friday referred Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and three of his aides to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, requesting that they be prosecuted for criminal contempt of court.​
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Scalzi, as usual, is sensible about this.
Which made a lot of conservatives on Twitter really rather foamy, bloviating about how they never ask for safe spaces, harupmh harumph, gwaaaaaaaar. Which I found pretty funny. First because I found it non-responsive to the point that Chicago's policy means that all points of view will be open ...
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For me, the main problem with trigger warnings is that at least half the traumatized  don't support them. If you go to discussion groups for those with PTSD, many say that they don't need something that excuses them facing up to their problems.

That leaves me wondering who trigger warnings are for, and if they are the intellectual equivalent of grabbing the arm of  someone limping down the road without  being asked -- in other words, a  persona intrusion.
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Precisely! that is why the GPL is the best possible license for most projects.
 
"The GPL ensures that nobody is ever going to take advantage of your code. It will remain free and nobody can take that away from you. I think that's a big deal for community management."
"Over the years, I've become convinced that the BSD license is great for code you don't care about," said Linus Torvalds.
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Hillary Clinton's Vagenda and the Manocide of Bigots is my very favorite JK Rowling book - Lynne Jolitz
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Mixed Feelings: Now that I am 65, I qualify for Senior Citizen discounts, and I am happy to take them. Still, I wish I didn't receive them without saying anything. Makes me think I look as old as I am.

Still, I have my child bride to keep me young. ;)
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Yet more on why the media is useless. You could raise your level of knowledge by simply refusing to pay attention to TV and newspapers, I suspect.
Clinton offered a detailed indictment. Trump replied with an insult. How’s that a draw?
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Project Management
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  • TEKsystems
    Project Manager, 2012 - 2015
  • Morgan Bradley LLC
    Project Manager, 2008 - 2012
  • Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
    Information Management Consultant, 2003 - 2007
  • Concordia University
    Asst. Professor, 1989 - 2003
  • Ford Motor Credit Company
    Project Manager, 2015 - present
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Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA
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All over the East Coast of USA - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - Buffalo, New York, USA - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - Delran, New Jersey, USA - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - Winthrop, Massachusetts, USA - Scituate, Massachusetts, USA
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Project manager and Linux enthusiast
Introduction
After managing to avoid being sent to Vietnam, I somehow got connected with some political folks in the 1970s, and worked on a few campaigns. It was fun, but more important was that it got me interested in Economics. in 1979 I married the most wonderful woman in the world. Nothing else even comes close. In 1981 I started a doctoral program in Economics at the University of Michigan. I then taught for a few years at Concordia University, and wandered into computers. Eventually this got me into Project Management. I enjoy my job, and project management seems to suit me. In summer I spend every spare moment in the garden, and in the winter I work on my Web sites. I also sing in the church choir, and love music of most kinds.

Publicity Director: Ohio LinuxFest
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Luckiest guy in the world. See above about my wife.
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  • University of Michigan
    Economics, 1981 - 1989
  • Suffolk University
    History, 1977 - 1981
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August 17