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Philippe Beaudoin
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Attended University of British Columbia
Lives in Ville Mont-Royal
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A very well written piece on the state of cryptography and OpenSSL.

h/t +Daniel Lemire 
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I kept expecting a link to GnuTLS. ;)
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Great idea for a stop motion canvas!

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When some people see pushpins, they think work. This guy sees art and adventure.
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But Kahan and his team had an alternative hypothesis. Perhaps people aren’t held back by a lack of knowledge. After all, they don’t typically doubt the findings of oceanographers or the existence of other galaxies. Perhaps there are some kinds of debates where people don’t want to find the right answer so much as they want to win the argument. Perhaps humans reason for purposes other than finding the truth — purposes like increasing their standing in their community, or ensuring they don’t piss off the leaders of their tribe. If this hypothesis proved true, then a smarter, better-educated citizenry wouldn’t put an end to these disagreements. It would just mean the participants are better equipped to argue for their own side.
Fascinating article on why science and analytical thinking are not working in our politics.
There’s a simple theory underlying much of American politics. It sits hopefully at the base of almost every speech, every op-ed, every article, and every panel discussion. It courses through the...
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If you find this subject interesting (I was appalled when I first realized that there's such a thing as an ideological position on climate change), +Dan Kahan regularly discusses his research here on Google+.
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Son looks like a real coder. :)
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He hasn't tried it yet. He's doing maths on Khan Academy these days. I'll have him try CM at some point it does look really cool.
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The key to a great slapshot is pretty much the exact opposite as the key to a great golf drive: you have to hit the ice before the puck in order to store some energy in the stick. Cool stuff!
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awesome. thanks for sharing!
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It's here! :)
Introducing Chromebox for meetings in Canada, connecting your team with HD video meetings. 
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I learned today that this is an order of magnitude cheaper than competing offerings. Wow.
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Now there are even #Heartbleed jokes... (at least, the geeks amongst us will find this one funny)
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Capitalism is still dominated by blind capital. A very informative article by The Guardian.

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The lesson of the past is that societies try to protect themselves: they close their borders or have revolutions – or end up going to war. Piketty fears a repeat. His critics argue that with higher living standards resentment of the ultra-rich may no longer be as great – and his data is under intense scrutiny for mistakes. So far it has all held up.
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Yes, Piketty has written an interesting book. One problem with modern capitalism is that profits are privatized but losses socialized, see for example
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A superb explanation of how a differential works... From 1930!

Imagine this in David Attenborough's soothing voice. Hmmm...
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(Funny, I just realized I shared the exact same video almost exactly a year ago... Meh...)
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Software developer
programming, boardgame design
  • Google
    Software developer, 2011 - present
  • BookedIn
    Lead developer, 2010 - 2011
  • ArcBees
    CTO, 2010 - 2011
  • University of British Columbia
    Postdoc, 2008 - 2010
  • Digital Fiction
    Software developer, 2001 - 2003
  • Matrox
    ASIC Architect, 2000 - 2001
  • Neo Dimensions
    CEO, 1999 - 2000
  • Université de Montréal
    Research and teching assistant, 1997 - 1998
  • Nortel
    Intern, 1996 - 1996
  • NetCorp
    Intern, 1995 - 1995
  • Teleglobe Canada
    Intern, 1993 - 1993
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Ville Mont-Royal
Trois-Rivières - Montréal - Vancouver
Code + Boardgames
I stayed in school too long, they gave me a PhD for it. Then I created two popular open source projects, gwt-platform and jukito. In June 2011 I joined Google as a software developer on Chrome.

I also play and design boardgames, Quebec is my first published design.

Moderation style
I like Google+ more than any other social network because the discussions I have here are more substantial, more polite, and more interesting than anywhere else on the Net. However, to maintain that level of quality, I will sometimes (very rarely) delete comments that I feel throw the conversation in undesirable directions. It does not mean I do not welcome opinions that differ from mine. However, if:
  • you attack someone else personally,
  • you propose an outrageous claim without any backing evidence,
  • you are too agressive,
it is very likely that I will delete your comment.

Fortunately, this happens so seldom that I can take the time to contact people whose comments I delete. You're always welcome to come back and voice your opinion in a more polite way, or with stronger evidence. Naturally, you're also welcome to reshare my post and comment in any way you like on your own stream.

Disclaimer! Although I work for Google, I use Google+ to publish my personal opinions. Any views I express here are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer.

Bragging rights
Gave a talk at Google I/O before I was a googler.
  • University of British Columbia
  • Université de Montréal
  • École Polytechnique
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Another day exploring the universe: planets, asteroids, comets, exoplanets and galaxies!

Big-O notation and real-world performance

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Nicest guys ever. Repaired my punctured tire right away. Very best service and nice people too.
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The burgers are good but overpriced. Fries were OK. Nice decor.
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We went there three times: once for breakfast and twice for the amazing desserts. Breakfast was OK, but the desserts are really good. Everything we tried was delicious, save maybe for the cannolis that were a bit disappointing. The kids just love the place and they make you feel welcome every time you step in.
Food: Very goodDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Miniature cookies in an hipsterish decor. Not bad if you're into that kind of thing. I did not try enough variety, so take my rating with a grain of salt.
Quality: Very goodAppeal: GoodService: Very good
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Whenever I travel to the US I like to get at least one "diner" experience. I was looking at doing the famous Broadway Diner but it was a bit further away from home so we opted for Amsterdam. It did not disappoint: all the breakfast were excellent. Kids loved their pancakes. Try the sausages they are different than regular breakfast sausages but delicious!
Food: Very goodDecor: GoodService: Excellent
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reviewed 9 months ago
Rating is for the shop, as we did not eat there. Lovely place, great and original selection of sweets, beautiful chocolates. Absolutely worth stopping at.
Food: Very goodDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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No way I was going to do Grimaldi's line up with the heat and two kids, so we opted for Ignazio's, half-expecting sub-par pizza. We were pleasantly surprised: best pie I've had in NYC. Admittedly, I'm not an expert, but this is definitely a valid alternative if you find yourself in that area.
Food: Very goodDecor: Poor to fairService: Good
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