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Nick Lesiecki
Works at Us Digital Service - The White House
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Guest cat is kind of a pickle
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+kristinLFG Fo' realz! 
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A federal appeals court just struck down the FCC's Open Internet Order protecting net neutrality--which means that companies like Verizon can now block or slow different websites if they want to. 

This is a big deal. Here's why it matters, and what can be done about it, via Free Press http://www.huffingtonpost.com/craig-aaron/net-neutrality-is-dead-he_b_4596355.html?utm_hp_ref=tw
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I'm pretty sure this is how Monkey 47 was meant to be enjoyed
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Remind me again why Google held a fundraiser for this jerk?
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I keep wondering what he's going to say when the breadbasket states, of which he's a representative, start losing their ability to produce due to the increased temperatures.  You'd think if anything they would take it more seriously than most.
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The daystar is out again in Seattle. Nick is puzzled.
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It burns!
It interferes with my vision!
Why is "outdoors" so hostile to my tender body?
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Off to find my copy of Dr Elwes's book
 
Infinite Series - a Health and Safety Warning

Suppose you add up some numbers. Then you reorder the numbers and add them up again. You should get the same answer, right? Not when "adding up some numbers" on closer inspection involves infinite series.

I've a new blog-post about infinite series and the weird and wonderful things they can do (inspired partly by the recent brouhaha involving +Numberphile , +Philip Plait and +Jordan Ellenberg).
The video is about the series \(1+2+3+4+5+\ldots \) This is what we call a divergent series, meaning that as you add up more and more terms, the series grows without limit. An example of a convergent series is \(0.9+0.09+0.009+0.0009+\ldots\) Here, as you add up more and more terms, ...
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Here's my arm tattoo if you haven't seen it. This is the one I'm keeping.
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One of my few contributions to the general world of programming! You can thank me for "preserve" and "license"

https://developers.google.com/closure/compiler/docs/js-for-compiler
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"I just want to highlight this illuminating infographic by James Powell in which, based on more than 2000 peer-reviewed publications, he counts the number of authors from November, 2012 to December, 2013 who explicitly deny global warming (that is, who propose a fundamentally different reason for temperature rise than anthropogenic CO2). The number is exactly one. In addition Powell also has helpful links to the abstracts and main text bodies of the relevant papers.

"It’s worth noting how many authors agree with the basic fact of global warming – more than nine thousand. And that’s just in a single year. Now I understand as well as anyone else that consensus does not imply truth but I find it odd how there aren’t even a handful of scientists who deny global warming presumably because the global warming mafia threatens to throttle them if they do. It’s not like we are seeing a 70-30% split, or even a 90-10% split. No, the split is more like 99.99-0.01%." (http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/the-curious-wavefunction/2014/01/10/about-that-consensus-on-global-warming-9136-agree-one-disagrees/)
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decided to make an early night of it, at least someone is happy about this choice!
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Eh, no worries.  It is kind of is a plus one thing.  It was someone I met a few years ago on OkStupid and we went out on two or three dates and had a nice time but it just fizzled after that.  He recently got in touch and we went out last night and I remembered why I didn't bother pursuing anything further. 

He's a lovely person but a true Beta male.  Basically he works and hangs out at home.  He goes to bed by 11 even on the weekends and doesn't drink and doesn't have a social life.  I'm just way too much woman for him. I wish him the best.  

And, NEXT!
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From a survey I filled out about 2013 on my college social networking site:

11. Whose behavior merited celebration?

+Mary Johnstone , +Gus Hartmann  and +Gretta Bartels  three friends that made the first few months of separation much, much easier than they would have been otherwise.
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Here to help :)
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Code Wrangler & Part Time Author
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  • Us Digital Service - The White House
    Consultant, 2015 - present
  • Google
    Software Engineer, 2005 - 2015
  • VMS
    Software Engineer, 2003 - 2005
  • eBlox
    Software Engineer Lite, 2000 - 2003
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"Nick Lesiecki is an extremely tall gentleman. And handsome."
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If you're looking for the Nick Lesiecki who's nearly 7 feet tall and enjoys improv comedy and computers, you've found the right Nick Lesiecki.
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  • Amherst College
    English Lit, 1996 - 2000
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