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Patrick Widener
Attended James Madison University
Lived in Anniston, Alabama
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"Science doesn’t purvey absolute truth. Science is a mechanism, a way of trying to improve your knowledge of nature. It’s a system for testing your thoughts against the universe and seeing whether they match. This works not just for the ordinary aspects of science, but for all of life."
-- Isaac Asimov to Bill Moyers, an interview recounted in this great Brain Pickings article.
"It's insulting to imply that only a system of rewards and punishments can keep you a decent human being." Isaac Asimov was an extraordin
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MIT, Microsoft, and Adobe research team demonstrate how to capture sound using video images of objects. Yes, plants will parrot what you say with more fidelity than parrots, under the right conditions.
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Corporate culture at Netflix. Not really ground-breaking insights, but succinct  and well-presented.  Pretty sure I'll never get to work there :)
http://www.slideshare.net/reed2001/culture-2009
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Computing researcher, software developer
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Anniston, Alabama - Honolulu, HI - San Antonio, TX - Fayetteville, NC - Abingdon, VA - Richmond, VA - Harrisonburg, VA - Fairfax, VA - Centreville, VA - Bristol, VA - Atlanta, GA - Albuquerque, NM - Charlottesville, VA - Clintwood, VA - Johnson City, TN
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I came. I saw. I missed my flight out.
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  • James Madison University
    BS, Computer Science, 1986 - 1990
  • University of Virginia
    MCS, Computer Science, 1990 - 1992
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    Ph.D., Computer Science, 1998 - 2005
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