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Martin Bligh
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Attended University of Oxford
Lives in Tewksbury, NJ
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Great data here. Very interesting how canned fruits and vegetables have faded from the US diet as it became much easier and cheaper to get fresh berries, fruit, vegetables, and tropical fruits any time of year.
We eat so many more vegetables than we used to. Also way more high-fructose corn syrup.
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Things my horse is afraid of:

3. Mylar balloons, well known to jump down the throats of unsuspecting ponies and asphyxiate them .

2. Squirrels, notorious for leaping wildly at the throat of unwary horses and severing their jugular with huge pointy teeth!

1. An 18" concrete dog statue that we go past every week, that seems to have moved a foot since last time. None. Shall. Pass.
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"If you see a suspicious package or activity on the platform or train, keep it to yourself. This is the subway. Everything is suspicious."
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I really wish phone manufacturers would stop making the backs of phones glossy. 

I love my new Sony Xperia Z3, but I think they sprayed the back of the damned thing with teflon then polished it for a year.
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Last time we heard from Malloy Aeronautics, it was testing hoverbike technology with a robot-carrying drone. A few months later, it's partnering with a M
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If I hire company A to do something for $100, why is that half the value of hiring A to do something for $100 that subcontracts B to do the actual work?

I don't really care who it goes to or doesn't go to, just that we pass money round faster and in useless services to each other (the "velocity of money") and so few people actually produce (make) anything any more.

Especially in DC where its all beaurocrats and lawyers who are predominantly leeches.

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Global Deaths in Conflicts Since the Year 1400
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This. There's sensible solutions at the bottom of the page ...
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Super high res macro photography. Tiled focus stacks.

http://gigamacro.com/gallery/
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Technology, Finance, High Frequency Trading
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  • MongoDB
    Director of Kernel Engineering, 2015 - present
  • Virtu Financial
    2013 - 2015
  • Two Sigma
    SVP, Head of Systems + Technology Research, 2010 - 2013
  • Google
    Manager, Core Kernel Team, 2005 - 2010
  • IBM
    Linux Technology Center, 1999 - 2005
  • Sequent Computer Systems
    Global Tech Support, 1996 - 1999
  • ICL
    1995 - 1996
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Tewksbury, NJ
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Millburn, NJ - Manhattan, NY - Hemel Hempstead, England - Forest Grove, OR - Saratoga, CA
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    Mathematics and Computation
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Obscenely expensive. $5 for one tiny scoop the size of a golf ball.
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Food was very good, albeit small portions, but chairs exceedingly uncomfortable and coffee tasted like dishwater.
Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hotel was good, nice rooms, comfortable, reasonably priced, staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was weak.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Fish was truly great - cooked perfectly, moist and flaky in a light batter. Let down by the fries, which were so-so, and hush puppies, which were inedible. Suggest you just throw those out, and eat the fish
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reviewed a year ago
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By far the best diner in the area.
Public - 4 weeks ago
reviewed 4 weeks ago
The main Nomad restaurant is one of my favorite places in NYC, so was really looking forward to the bar. On the upside, the food and service were very good. On the downside, its really horribly overpriced for what it is, the waiting area downstairs is painfully loud, and the decor is pretty tragic. The dark wood panelling concept is fine, but both the flooring and walls are made of laminate and the whole place looks cheap, fake and tacky. Disappointing.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Breakfast - food was mediocre, and overpriced. Potatoes were half cooked. There's also no list to get a table, so it's a free-for-all. which makes for an unpleasant experience
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago