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Lives in San Francisco, CA
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Today's sensible idea: not wasting a bunch of money building new Olympics facilities all the time.
The Olympics are bad for cities. So why do we keep asking new places to invest billions of dollars in state-of-the-art stadiums they’ll never use again?
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C'mon Leon they need to get that sweet, sweet tourist money. Give your buddies, who own construction companies, 200 million to build facilities and only recoup about half that in tourism .... successful economics! 
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Just cops bein' dirty.
This is the video that three police officers wish you hadn’t seen—and are suing to stop internal affairs from investigating.
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"Mating Ladybugs"

The hardest aspect of shooting mating ladybugs is not laughing when the male wiggles his backside -gonna have to work out the lighting so I can film it...

Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F16, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (around 3x) + a diffused MT-24EX. This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.

Technique: I'm holding on to the leaf they are on with my left hand, and resting the lens on that same hand to keep everything steady. Then I went looking for an angle that would let me get as much in focus as possible -both of their leading eyes have to be in focus. #macro #macrophotography #macroaddict #macro4all #macromonday #insectphotography #ladybug #canon #canonphotography #canonphotographers #canonusers  
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A comic about inheritance.
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YOLO, but self-help
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Today's random link: you can buy fake seagull eggs to slip into seagull nests and help control seagull populations in your city.
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Does it work for annoying students?
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I saw these two articles in conjunction the other day. They have definitely challenged my understanding of women in tech.

I haven't personally perceived discrimination against women in tech; it's seemed to me that women are treated pretty equally. But apparently I've just been oblivious.

I will admit that I still have some baggage about the unhappy life of the male nerd, and that probably influences how I see women's experience. I'm not quite sure how that factors into my perceptions.

So, I'll try to be ever less biased in how I deal with women, especially professionally. I'm not quite sure how, but I'm sure I'll find out, perhaps with help.

https://medium.com/@racheltho/if-you-think-women-in-tech-is-just-a-pipeline-problem-you-haven-t-been-paying-attention-cb7a2073b996

https://medium.com/the-coffeelicious/you-may-have-seen-my-face-on-bart-8b9561003e0f
According to the Harvard Business Review, 41% of women working in tech eventually end up leaving the field (compared to …
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I'm always pleased to see a court defending our rights.
7 states have passed laws restricting the free speech of animal rights activists. Now a judge says the Idaho ag-gag law is unconstitutional.
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I want one!
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Look upon my works, ye mighty, and despair.
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  • The Climate Corporation
    Software Engineer, 2012 - present
  • Google
    Software Engineer, 2010 - 2012
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San Francisco, CA
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Johnson City, TN - St. Louis, MO - Berkeley, CA
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I grew up in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. I went to school in St. Louis and Berkeley, and now I live in San Francisco.
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I have a Ph.D. I have done useful things. I've soared in a hang glider more than a mile above the ground. There are good dancers who like dancing with me. I made it to the national finals in a classical guitar competition.
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  • University of California, Berkeley
    Artificial Inteligence, 2004 - 2010
  • Washington University in St. Louis
    Physics and Computer Science, 2000 - 2004
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Leon Rubin French Barrett
This is some of my favorite ramen in San Francisco. (Their "hella spicy" ramen isn't quite as hot as Ramen Underground, but it's close.) I also think their saba (mackarel) sashimi is absolutely amazing. It's just so so good. I usually experience a 5- to 20-minute wait. It's worth it!
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
I went to them to have my Nexus 4 battery replaced. They charged me $60. The phone surgery was pretty fast--I waited half an hour, even though there was someone in line in front of me. However, my phone did not charge after that. I was very worried at this point. The next day, I brought my phone back. They kept my phone for a few hours, and when they returned it worked with the new battery. I was very pleased that they were so helpful. Unfortunately, the new battery doesn't hold any more charge than my previous 2.5-year-old battery. I'm not satisfied, and I wish I hadn't spent the $60 on it! Overall, their original service was bad, their support was great, and the end product was bad.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Delicious, inexpensive, fast, convenient, with plenty of good street food
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Cafe Zitouna serves amazing Moroccan food, and they have a very nice family-run feel. The chicken-pie-in-phyllo-dough (B'stilla) is fantastic, of course, but I really like the tajines the best.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Everything we had was delicious. The cumin lamb was especially good (and spicy!), as was the hot and sour soup. I thought the beef in dry wok may have had more Szechuan pepper than I wanted, but it was still tasty. The online menu does not accurately reflect their menu, however. They have way more interesting things on the paper menu, such as the cumin lamb.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This is one of my favorite Thai restaurants in the city.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Delicious Cambodian food. I had the whole fried Pompano fish, and when I asked for extra spicy, it really was! This restaurant is a wonderful find in a slightly off-putting neighborhood.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago