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Matthew Du Puy
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17th American to summit K2, May 2014, 5th on Annapurna
17th American to summit K2, May 2014, 5th on Annapurna

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The design considerations for rad hardened systems alone make this worth the read. I think they could have expanded a bit on the triple redundancy of some CPU components but regardless, it is cool to have well supported, inexpensive, rad hardened Cortex-M0s! 

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You know you had a bad flu when...
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Me: My robotic trashcan's motion detector stopped working. The manual buttons work, though.
Customer service: Try pulling the batteries for 24 hrs.
Me: Oh, is there a startup sensor calibration and too much capacitive power stored in the system to reset the micro by just pulling the battery for a moment?
Customer service: <blink> ... <blink>
Me: Ok, I'll just turn it off and on for a long time...

You can lead a nerd to water but they'll still want to know the source and nature of the system that supplied it.

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It has been 5 years since some incredible friends and I traveled through the middle east. The Arab spring was in full swing in Egypt. There were signs of civil unrest in Syria. I think of all of the taxi and bus rides and meals and beds gifted to us by locals; all of the merchants, beggars, students, teachers, and security at the different places we visited; all of the conversations we shared across Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, and Iraq. I think of the interviews Jonny arranged with an amazing, thoughtful bedouin woman and with the leader a Palestinian refugee camp.

When I hear someone outside of the political circus talk about banning Muslims or banning refugees from any country, I think; how sad, that you're able to distil the world into such simplistic, hateful, irrational terms. That you've come to fear change and difference rather than embrace adventure, empathy, and diversity.

The random people we met helped us transcend language barriers, exchange cultural understanding, literally navigate minefields and share curiosities. Any one of them would enrich our cultures and contribute to our economies. They have endured more sorrow than most could imagine. They could find peace and would express gratitude within our borders.

I think these people are the norm, rather than the few, media aggrandized, violent exceptions. I think the people I've met on my travels would be better citizens in any place than those that seek to ban refugees from your petty, ego and ethnocentric borders. To those that have taken fire and taken lives to protect others and to my friends that are ambassadors of goodwill at home and abroad; I love you and thank you. 

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