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Kevin O'Brien
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Lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA
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First day at Ford going well. Lots of friendly people here, and I have my first project meeting this afternoon.
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Click to enlarge. It was another dumb week in dumbness. Everyone was arguing over the semantics of “radical this, ...
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From last November, but it seems relevant to today.
A clueless Ted Cruz rages against Net Neutrality After Ted Cruz sent out the tweet above, he got some surprisingly vicious comments–from conservatives. A sample of the feedback left on ...
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UPDATED 2/27/2015 with more memes and a sobering video at the end. Earlier today, when asked about ISIS, presidential hopeful and current Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said that his response to ...
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Eerily reminiscent of Sarah Palin's technique to demonstrate foreign policy experience:   "...you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska."  
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I don't often agree with the Cato Institute, but they are 100% spot on here.
 
What NSA Director Mike Rogers Doesn’t Get About Encryption - http://www.cato.org/blog/what-nsa-director-mike-rogers-doesnt-get-about-encryption excellent, detailed explanation
At a New America Foundation conference on cybersecurity Monday, NSA Director Mike Rogers gave an interview that—despite his best efforts to deal exclusively in uninformative platitudes—did produce a few lively moments. The most interesting of these came when techies in the audience—security guru Bruce Schneier and Yahoo's chief information security officer Alex Stamos—challenged Rogers' endorsement of a...
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Nick Hanauer is a rich guy, an unrepentant capitalist — and he has something to say to his fellow plutocrats: Wake up! Growing inequality is about to push our societies into conditions resembling pre-revolutionary France. Hear his argument about why a dramatic increase in minimum wage could grow the middle class, deliver economic prosperity ... and prevent a revolution.
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Mene, mene tekel upharsin
 
Speaking of melting ice.... More proof: Study sees climate change in action in the air, watching carbon dioxide trap heat… in real time.  The veritable smoking gun. A new study in the journal Nature demonstrates in real-time field measurements what scientists already knew from basic physics, lab tests, numerous simulations, temperature records and dozens of other climatic indicators. They say it confirms the science of climate change and the amount of heat-trapping previously blamed on carbon dioxide.

Researchers saw "the fingerprint of carbon dioxide" trapping heat, said study author Daniel Feldman of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California.
http://www.usnews.com/news/science/news/articles/2015/02/25/scientists-witness-carbon-dioxide-trapping-heat-in-air

Want more? Siberia is popping open with methane-explosion craters. “Global warming had thawed the permafrost, which had caused methane trapped inside the icy ground to explode. “Gas pressure increased until it was high enough to push away the overlaying layers in a powerful injection, forming the crater.”  

Hell's'a'poppin....

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/02/26/the-siberian-crater-problem-is-more-widespread-and-scarier-than-anyone-thought/
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have witnessed carbon dioxide trapping heat in the atmosphere above the United States, chronicling human-made climate change in action, live in the wild.
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When Google translate did not recognize it I feared the worst.  :-)
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg accomplishes more asleep than Congress does awake. - Andy Borowitz
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Open source projects are built collaboratively, across organizations, by professionals and hobbyists alike. This is a formula for a colorful cast of occasionally exasperating characters.
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A governor doing his job When Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton took office in 2011, Minnesota had more than a $6 billion dollar deficit and an unemployment rate of 7%. Today, Minnesota's ...
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Occupation
Project Management
Employment
  • TEKsystems
    Project Manager, 2012 - present
  • Morgan Bradley LLC
    Project Manager, 2008 - 2012
  • Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
    Information Management Consultant, 2003 - 2007
  • Concordia University
    Asst. Professor, 1989 - 2003
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Currently
Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA
Previously
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
Story
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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
Bragging rights
Luckiest guy in the world. See above about my wife.
Education
  • University of Michigan
    Economics, 1981 - 1989
  • Suffolk University
    History, 1977 - 1981
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Male
Birthday
August 17