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Works at U.S. Department of State
Attended Boston University
Lives in Tijuana, Mexico
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>  welcome to the world of software, where, doubtless, the people making the requirements decisions were not experienced in understanding the costs in terms of time and resources. 
I fear that the reporters at the New York Times are having a hard time sorting through the language of software contractors in their article today on issues with healthcare.gov. Here are some notes, based on my long experience in
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> New software can use the graphics processors found on everyday computers to process torrents of data more quickly than is normally possible, opening up new ways to visually explore everything from Twitter posts to political donations.

> Known as MapD, or massively parallel database, the new technology achieves big speed gains by storing the data in the onboard memory of graphics processing units (GPUs) instead of in central processing units (CPUs), as is conventional. Using a single high-performance GPU card can make data processing up to 70 times faster.
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A third woman files a complaint alleging sexual harassment by a Kentucky legislator.
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"Nowadays, reporters drink white wine and eat salads. They go to their rooms, transcribe their notes and go to the gym. We never did that."
Jack W. Germond, the columnist who covered 10 presidential elections and sparred with colleagues on television's "The McLaughlin Group," died Wednesday morning.
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"Statistics does not require randomness. The three essential elements of statistics are measurement, comparison, and variation."
I think I am having an existential crisis. I used to work with animals (rats, mice, gerbils etc.) Then I started to work in marketing research where we did have some kind of random sampling procedure....
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NYTimes: When Judges Don’t Know Everything
http://nyti.ms/16M8VLS
Several recent cases raise questions about how judges learn what they need to know to reach their conclusions.
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"A NEW WAY OF SEEING SPREADSHEETS"

> Slate visualises the structure of a spreadsheet. It lets you understand the sheet and find mistakes in a really quick, simple and intuitive way.
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Seed money from the founder of Craigslist.
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Two filmmakers who identify themselves as Lenny Feinberg and Chris Foster have released a trailer for what they say will be an upcoming documentary called Black and White and Dead All Over. We haven’t seen anything more than the four-minute clip embedded here, but it appears that the authors have interviewed an impressive cast of journalists and publishers. The trailer presents a sympathetic view of the plight facing the U.S. newspaper industry, ...
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  • U.S. Department of State
    Foreign Service Officer, 2014 - present
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Washington, D.C. - Louisville, KY - Frankfort, KY - Paducah, KY - Carrboro, NC - Hallandale, FL - Charlotte, NC - Singapore - New York, NY - Boston, MA - Granada Hills, CA - Dillingham, AK - San Clemente, CA - Wilmington, NC - Morristown, NJ -
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    Economics and political science, 1979 - 1982
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Journalism, 1986 - 1988
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