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Matt Hellige
Works at DRW Trading Group
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FFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK YOU GOOGLE.
Posted by Alan Green, Software Engineer We have just announced on the Official Google Blog that we will soon retire Google Reader (the actual date is July 1, 2013). We know Reader has a devoted following who will be very sad to see it go. We’re sad too. There are two simple reasons for this: usage of Google Reader has declined, and as a company we’re pouring all of our energy into fewer products. We think that kind of focus will make for a bett...
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It's funny how they say that they are retiring it since usage has been going down.  BECAUSE YOU REMOVED ITS SOCIAL FUNCTIONS TO PROMOTE GOOGLE+
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I last paid attention to the Jerusalem Post when it was running apologetics for Anders Behring Breivik. It seems to have gone one better yesterday, with an article by Gilad Sharon entitled “A Decisive Conclusion is Necessary”, a sample: We need to flatten entire neighborhoods in Gaza. Flatten all of Gaza. The Americans didn’t stop with Hiroshima – the Japanese weren’t surrendering fast enough, so they hit Nagasaki, too. As one person remarked...
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My last post about migration focused on the predictions of economists about the effects of open borders. Commenter Oliver made the point, surely correctly, that, given social, cultural, economic, and political feedback effects, it is simply impossible to know. But there are other ways of thinking about the issues other than looking at the aggregate consequences. For example, we can focus on the rights of individuals to seek new lives, associates ...
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After nearly 10 years, military trials at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp have produced a total of six convictions. One of those was Australian David Hicks, who agreed to a plea bargain under which he would be sent back to Australia to serve out his sentence. On his release, he wrote a book about his experiences. Under Australian “proceeds of crime” laws, the earnings from books about a criminal career are liable to confiscation, and the Austra...
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According to a White House webpage, John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, has … issued a memorandum today to Federal agencies that directs those with more than $100 million in research and development expenditures to develop plans to make the results of federally-funded research publicly available free of charge within 12 months after original publication. This is already true for research funded by th...
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John Fabian Witt In the past year or two, a DaVinci Code-like story about the history of the Supreme Court and corporations has made its way through the progressive blogosphere and the Occupy encampments around the country. The story is about a grand conspiracy to give corporations special privileges in American law. Like most conspiracy narratives it promises to make disturbing developments in the world around us a little easier to understand – ...
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Having just given a relatively optimistic view of US policy on climate change, I’ve seen a string of signals that the Obama Administration is set to sell out on this vital issue, presumably on the advice of the same political experts who persuaded him to ignore the unemployment problem for most of his first term in office. The bad news * An Obama ad attacking Romney for saying (correctly) in 2003, that dirty coal-fired power plants kill people. *...
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Today, Jon Walker tweeted that "No one man has done more to protect the power of the financial elites than President Obama." Is that a fair assessment? Here are some views expressed on the mortgage settlement today: Adam Levitin, The Servicing Settlement: Banks 1, Public 0: [The settlement] cover[s] robosigning and overbilling in foreclosures. Given the relatively narrow scope of this settlement, it’s not surprising that the dollars involved are ...
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president Obama must win the November election
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Turbocharging Solr Index Replication with BitTorrent: Many of you probably use BitTorrent to download your favorite ebooks, MP3s, and movies. At Etsy, we use BitTorrent in our production systems for search replication. While the entertainment industry has been busy paying off US senators to legislatively undermine the domain name system, their nemesis BitTorrent has continued to be a remarkably powerful technology for efficiently and securely re...
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  • DRW Trading Group
    Software Engineer, present
  • Accenture
  • Orbitz
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