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Nathan Olsen
Works at Washington State Department of Revenue
Attended St. Martin's University
Lives in Olympia, WA


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Sometimes I feel like I should start a blog for legal weed reviews... I end up doing a fair bit of discourse on the subject.

I'm always a bit surprised when people say they haven't experimented with strains... Like, WHY NOT?
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Do it. Do it.
Wut? Why?
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Thank you to my loyal fans.
You know who you are.
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A good reason to stop a bad habit.
Another reason not to pipe from curl to bash. Detecting curl | bash serverside.
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Yay +WIRED​ spot on!
Saying that Sci-Hub is about copyright infringement is like saying the Boston Tea Party was about late-night vandalism.
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What about supporting car mode? It'd be nice if Drivemode would feature some support for auto launching and/or becoming default or whatever when a device goes into Car Mode.
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You should really check out this new app called Drivemode! I can receive and respond by voice to apps like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp while driving. I can also easily control music without leaving my navigation!
Drivemode drastically simplifies the way you use your phone while driving w...
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Kinda works better than some others I've used... Still waiting to use an actual Android Auto™ head unit tho.
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People keep telling me I need to allow my kids to make their own decisions about religion. I disagree. I find that kind of equivalency to be as false as the prophets who represent the superstitions that stop people from thinking about science, or human rights, or rationalism.
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“There’s a large portion of our patient base that are veterans or elderly people, so we try to provide something for everybody. It’s good business, but it also makes you feel good.”
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New album from pepper comes out Tuesday!!

🎶whoa yeah, welcome to your life.
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I want to get high,
Come baby, let's go,
I wanna smoke a big spliff with you...
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+chris sorensen​ this.
A patented "solution" to the problem that people do not wish to watch trombone concerts. Best part starts at around 6:15, only in part because he sets the lawn on fire.
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Oh my gaaaaaaaaaahhhhhd
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Would it be possible to fix +Pandora​ album art? It hasn't worked for me in quite some time. I'm an avid Pandora user and also quite fond of AutoMate, but the generic background kind of sucks.
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Stupid business model.
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Mostly Harmless; Naturalist Post-Punk Radical Leftist Secular Humanist @Snowden: Ask yourself: at every point in history, who suffers the most from unjustified surveillance? It is not the privileged, but the vulnerable.
“He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher...or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.”

“Man has always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much...the wheel, New York, wars and so on...while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man...for precisely the same reason.”

"The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be." 
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passed the Turing Test...but failed Voight-Kampff.
  • St. Martin's University
    Accounting, 2012 - 2013
    Accounting, Business Administration, Statistics
  • Timberline High School, Lacey, WA
    1992 - 1995
  • Dana College, Blair, NE
    Chemistry, 1995 - 1999
    Organic Chemistry, Qualitative Chemistry, Instrumental Analysis, Physical Chemistry, Philosophy, Film, General Fun Times
  • Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
    BSc Chemistry, 1999 - 2001
    Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Philosophy, Biology
  • The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
    Computer Science, 2003 - 2003
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Grand Master Useless, nolsen311
InfoSec Code Monkey
  • Washington State Department of Revenue
    InfoSec Code Monkey, 2014 - present
    Keepin my peeps safe from the interwebs
  • Washington State Department of Revenue
    Information Technology Specialist, 2004 - 2014
    ITS 3-5 Local Tax
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