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Michael Tobis
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sustainability nerd, neo-Texan, internet addict.
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I have a doctorate in climate science. I have a geek's eye view of sustainability. That's the core of what you'll see in my stream but I'm quite eclectic.

I think the deep past and the deep future are as interesting as the present. I am especially enamored with the period from about 1880 to 1930, when the vision of the future was optimistic and innocent.

I also have an Art circle. Let me know if you want in. Great photography is almost too easy these days, so I am more interested in drawing and painting and such.

I do not like: animated GIFs in public streams, brussels sprouts, and meanness. I promise no animated GIFs, no brussels sprouts and no meanness in return.


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finest Tex Mex cook ever to come out of Jewish Montreal
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  • Ph.D. U Wisconsin - Madison
    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 1989 - 1995
  • M. Eng. Carleton University
    Systems Engineering, 1980 - 1984
  • B. Sc. Northwestern University
    Electrical Engineering, 1971 - 1976
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Obfuscation may be adaptive.
Obfuscation may be adaptive. [more]
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WWJD? The miracle that can save Texas from +Rick Perry  has a name. It's +Wendy Davis .  
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Climate change, black holes, evolution... all just one big hoax. Sharknados, on the other hand, are scientific fact. I saw the documentary!
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+Valdis Kletnieks It costs how much to inform people of an event? And then the President on down keep denying there was anything to talk about? Now let's talk about avoidance.
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I will not pass your bill, Barack
I will not even let them talk
I will not pass it on the right
I will not pass it late at night
I will not pass it while I tan
I will not think bipartisan
I will not limit firearms
I will not try to help the farms
It will not pass—it won’t be pretty
I will kill it in committee
I will not pass it (what a shock!)
I will not pass your bill, Barack 

Poem by Jay Cady (inspiration by Jeff Tamblyn, John Boehner, and Dr. Seuss)

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share please; I am a friend of a friend of the author; this is not yet viral.
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We're looking for presentations on December 16 in Austin. Come on down and visit with us!

Scientists use software for their research. Some of them also develop computational software as part of their research. Scientific Software Day is an ongoing meeting of users and producers of scientific software, with presentations by scientific software tool makers and the users of their tools. The objective is to build cross-disciplinary community and skills in the diverse set of users and developers of scientific software, both academic and industrial, and to improve professional development and networking among its practitioners.

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Scientific Software Days 2013. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION. 7th ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC SOFTWARE DAY. Austin TX December 16-17 2013. Hosted by the Texas Advanced Computing Center, the Institute for Computational Engineering and Science, and the Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin.
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okay, cheap shot, but sort of irresistible as these things go.
 
One of these men is a blood sucking vampire from a bygone era, and the other is Grandpa Munster.
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And the trifecta is complete: Paul Ryan as Eddy Munster and Mitt Romney as Herman Munster.

http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/Paul-Ryan/ig/Paul-Ryan-Pictures/Paul-Ryan-Eddie-Munster.htm
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WWJD? The miracle that can save Texas from +Rick Perry  has a name. It's +Wendy Davis .  
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Bill McKibben was at the University of Texas talking divestment, which has a sort of bizarre aspect since taken literally, the university would have to divest from itself. Bill made a very convincing defense of his position that there are far more carbon-based fuel resources on corporate books that can be used. he argues that, like it or not, that makes the fossil fuel corporations as currently constituted an enemy to be defeated. There are some ...
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I am going to go with neither.
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The unbelievable, non-factual, throw-'em-all-under-the-bus press conference by GA governor Nathan Deal.  .

Adding insult to injury, the NWS forecast was right on the money for Atlanta.

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Guess you've never taken hw80 over Donner pass above Lake Tahoe in a snow storm.
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Trying to limit wheat, dairy, beef, and fried food is a hard thing for someone spending a few days in rural Wisconsin. I happened upon this place and decided to try it, despite the lukewarm reviews. Glad I did, You can't expect greatness at a Chinese buffet but sometimes a place rises to pretty good, and this is one of them. Quite an extensive selection for a smallish place like this, and everything high quality and nicely flavored. Not really diet food (plenty of grease and some of the dishes quite sweet) but healthier than most local fare. Real ice cream and not that extruded stuff a temptation at the end; I resisted but it looked good.
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An absolutely amazing value. As neighbors we eat here frequently. Often we are the only non-Mexicans, which is a shame as they deserve a lot more attention. We adore the salsas, and the parillada plates, and the chicken and al carbon tacos. We're moving to the south side but intend to keep coming by now and again. The absurdly shaped building is an attraction, not a drawback. It was built as a Chinese restaurant if I understand correctly, and the shape is intended as a flower. Following the "taco journalism" website we call the place "Funny Shape".
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Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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