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From +Lawrence Lessig​: Opponents of net neutrality "are now frantically filling the tubes with FUD about the FCC's decision. But as you work through this FUD, keep one basic fact clear. Relative to practically every other comparable nation, America's broadband sucks. Seriously, sucks. Even France beats us in cost and quality. And as the genius Yochai Benkler established in the monumental report by the Berkman Center commissioned by the FCC after Obama was elected, the single most important reason our broadband sucks is the sell-out regulatory strategy of the prior decade at least. Nations that imposed neutrality-like rules beat us, in cost and quality. They have more competition, faster growth, and better access. So for anyone remotely connected to reality-based policy making, it has been clear forever that America made a wrong turn in its regulatory strategy, and that we needed an about face."

#netneutrality #FCC 
The history in Internet innovation is the story of outsiders building a better mouse trap -- kids, dropouts, and non-Americans, given a neutral platform to prove their ideas. It was neutral because it was built that way....
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This looks interesting, and is something I might one day use. One to keep an eye on if you have C/C++ code you would like to more easily use in large map reduce runs.
Google announced on Wednesday that the company is open sourcing a MapReduce framework that will let users run native C and C++ code in their Hadoop environments. Depending on how much traction MapReduce for C, or MR4C, gets and by whom, it could turn out to be a pretty big deal. Hadoop is famously, or…
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We submitted our +Open Chemistry​ proposal, you only have a few more days if you intend to submit. Great program that I have been privileged to be a part of as a student, mentor, and admin in previous years.
 
Just about three days left to submit your organization application for Google Summer of Code 2015! The deadline is 20 February at 19:00 UTC. Don't delay, submit today!
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"Scientists may say that brakes save lives, but virtually every car-wreck co-occurs with panicked braking -- did you know that in the old days, cars didn't have brakes? It's true: engine braking was once the norm. And back then, I've heard there were a lot fewer automotive fatalities (and there were none involving brakes"
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I think we are in 100% agreement. Reproducibility is the thing, I didn't even mention it.
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Good to know Linus is back with us - I would love one of those babies at my house too. Currently tamping my own coffee like some kind of animal at home, or settling for brewed coffee.
 
Life is good.

No more living like an animal, tamping my own coffee, frothing my milk by hand.
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I prefer filtered... clever dripper or V60. Espresso is overrated :)
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New journal from +PeerJ for computer science, who is going to get the first preprint on there?
Award-winning Open Access publisher now publishing in the Computer Sciences. Lifetime publishing plans from $99.
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Developers: Want to get involved in open source? Check out this helpful guide.
Contributing to open source can be incredibly rewarding. You'll meet lots of like-minded people and make many friends along the way. Here are some tips to help you get started.
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Check out my ice basket ball court!
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Once the ball gets cold soaked it will be too inelastic to dribble. Just like hockey, this will all end with boxing. ;)
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Very excited to be workin on this, I think there are some great projects if you want to work at the intersection of open source, open science and chemistry!
 
Putting together our +Google Summer of Code proposal for GSoC 2015, wish us luck, and make sure to get your proposals submitted by the 20th. Very excited to have pulled together such a great collection of ideas from a range of open source chemistry projects!
Guidelines. The Open Chemistry project is putting together a proposal for this year's Google Summer of Code. Open Chemistry is an umbrella for projects in chemistry, materials science, biochemistry, and related areas. We intend to concentrate mainly on projects to improve Avogadro 2, cclib, ...
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Farmers, tractors and the maker movement. Who really owns that tractor, should it be legal to lock you out of the software that controls your equipment? Great to see a growing open source movement around this, allowing people to tinker with and fix their equipment.
I squatted down in the dirt and took stock of my inadequate tools. Over my left shoulder a massive John Deere tractor loomed. I came here to fix that tractor. So far, things weren’t going as planned. I’m a computer programmer by training, and a repairman by trade. Ten years ago, I started iFixit, an…
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Beautiful story from my home country, FFS let's bring a scientific perspective to more things if everything needs a religious perspective ;-) From the article, 'The Federation for Furthering Science (FFS) has promised to intervene with any and all religious issues it can find that could benefit from some “scientific perspective”.'

A classic quote from the article that made me laugh, "Many Christians believe that God is some bearded man with unfathomable dominance over everything, who can change lives on a whim and expects only unquestioning subservience. Well, that sounds just like the professor who supervised my PhD” I really miss English humour some days ;-)
Dean Burnett: If the Church can interject on scientific matters, surely scientists can interject on religious ones?
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I think it adds a great perspective
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Great article about creating a DevOps culture, something I am really interested in right now. From the article, "DevOps is fundamentally about adopting many of the same open source best practices. Agile. Transparency. Collaboration. Iterative fast release. Continuous integration. These come together and, over time, create an open source lifestyle and culture. They can likewise come together to make DevOps thrive."
Is DevOps fundamentally about changing culture in an IT organization? That seemingly simple question is sometimes a topic of heated debate, even though, if one dig into the details, it’s more a debate about how to think about transformation rather than a debate about the end state.
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Technical Leader at Kitware, Inc.
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  • Kitware, Inc.
    Technical Leader, 2012 - present
  • Kitware, Inc.
    R&D Engineer, 2009 - 2012
  • University of Pittsburgh
    Postdoctoral Fellow, 2007 - 2009
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Physicist, chemist, scientific visualization technical leader at Kitware.
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I work at Kitware, where my job involves developing open source, cross platform scientific visualization, pre and post processing code (mainly in C++, OpenGL, Qt) for scientific visualization. Strong believer in open science, open data and open source and proud member of Blue Obelisk. Everything posted is my opinion (may or may not coincide with my company, significant other, animal guide, etc).

I work on Open Chemistry software, such as Avogadro as well as other open source toolkits and applications VTK, ParaView, CMakeKDE and several other open source projects. My Ph.D. and degree are both in physics, with a large component of materials engineering. Working hard to improve the quality and openness of open source scientific software, specifically chemistry related software such as Avogadro and 2D charting/plotting in VTK.

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"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." Albert Einstein.

“I believe the simplest explanation is, there is no God. No one created the universe and no one directs our fate. This leads me to a profound realization that there probably is no heaven and no afterlife either. We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe and for that, I am extremely grateful.” Stephen Hawking.
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My office door was a TARDIS (and it was bigger on the inside)!
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  • University of Sheffield
    Physics (Ph.D.), 2003 - 2007
  • University of Sheffield
    Physics, 2000 - 2003
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