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Software engineer by trade, aspiring writer by avocation.
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Contributed to the PNG specification. Former keyholder of MITSFS.
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  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Physics, 1988 - 1992
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Computer Science, 1992 - 1994
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A pity they scheduled this release party on the same day as #recordstoreday , but I might be able to do both events...
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There's a difference between profit taking and gouging.  I think it's awesome that there's now a pill that can cure hepatitis C (with a 90% success rate), but patients in the US are being charged $1000 for a single pill, whereas Egyptians are paying $900 for an entire course of treatment.  A course of treatment lasts 3 months.
The treatment for hepatitis C is so effective that patients and doctors are clamoring for it, but heath insurers are balking at the steep costs
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Welcome to capitalism. Two legs bad, four legs good, all animals are created equal but some are more equal than others. etc. etc. etc.
Seriously I have nothing intelligent or funny to say here apart from this is how capitalism works and that it's only fair if you're rich.
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I for one look forward to the day when I can drive on a modern interstate highway to get from Phoenix to Las Vegas.  The existing US60 is really inadequate, and because of security concerns and construction there are huge delays near the Hoover Dam.
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Holy crap!  First it was the Ciné Capri, torn down when it had so much life left in it... now the Harkins Camelview 5 is soon to follow, because (again) the owner of the land wants to use it for something else, so the lease is expiring.  I've seen some great indie and art films at this theater, including Kenneth Branagh's version of Hamlet and, more recently, the excellent Robot and Frank which reduced +Krissy Hutson-Poole and me to tears.

Dan Harkins says he's going to move the venue "next door," perhaps inside the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall.  Personally, I think it'll lose quite a bit of charm in the transition.
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Huh... this is an interesting development!  Hopefully this will reduce fuel consumption by trucks and benefit folks like me who never seem to be able to get the bulk trash out to the alley by the specified date.

A little disappointing that they'll require us to separate out some of the bulk, though.
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I wonder if 4-quark hadrons are really never found in nature, and if so can they and other exotic matter be constructed by humans in a reproducible fashion for possible scientific and technological applications?  This reminds me of Neal Stephenson's newmatter in his novel Anathem.
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I really hope this film comes to the Phoenix metropolitan area.  The Valley Art would be an awesome venue for this documentary!
Documentary retraces the search for the “God particle.”
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This is a bit disturbing (although the company claims the segments of their customer agreement in question are being taken out of context).
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I do love how the feds kept grilling this guy instead of examining the contents of his Google Glass and cell phone (which he repeatedly begged them to do).  When they finally did check his Glass and saw he was in fact telling the truth, they silently walked out rather than answer his questions as to why they didn't just do that in the first place.

And why the hell is Homeland Security involved in claims of movie piracy?  The FBI, sure, but DHS?
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What's even worse is that the theater is actually getting the freaking FEDERAL GOVERNMENT involved in such a minor matter, when they should just be asking the person to leave.

How the heck is a crappy video recording of the screen, along with bad audio + ambient noise in any way a real threat to the movie's profits? Don't the feds have more important things to do than enforce rules that can easily be handled by the movie theater staff?

THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS!
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OK, so I've muted and blocked Herman Cain, but his posts keep showing up in my stream under What's Hot.  How the hell do I completely get rid of this windbag's postings from my G+ stream?

I don't want to turn off What's Hot, because it's occasionally useful and amusing, but I'd like G+ to honor my preferences.
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I keep trying to block Pewdiepie from YouTube. I had to install a Greasemonkey extension because YouTube will not stop recommending him. 
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