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Rodrigo Fonseca
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Attended University of California, Berkeley
Lived in Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
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Amazing video by Conner Griffith from RISD, with images from Google Earth, among other sources. https://vimeo.com/130119588
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Dear friends, I am in Nepal at the moment, trying to build 30 shelters for the victims of the Nepal earthquake. We want to build these shelters in the next week or two to protect them from the upcoming rains. Here is more information about the project

http://www2.cs.uh.edu/~gnawali/shelter/

Will appreciate if you could provide financial support and share it on facebook or elsewhere with people who may be interested in helping out. thank you very much!
Provide 30 GI Sheet Shelters for Nepal Earthquake Victims. Problem: Most homes in Dharmasthali were destroyed in Nepal earthquakes of April and May 2015. The people have been living outdoors or in tents. They have no protection against the upcoming monsoon rains. Proposed Work: We will deploy 30 ...
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Wow, I too want a top level domain... https://com.google/
Best april 1st I've seen so far.
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Amazing SF timelapse! 
Gotham City SF, is a short timelapse film shot by Toby Harriman over the past couple years in San Francisco, California.
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+David Andersen , I clearly need to mine some cryptocurrency... #juno  
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Wow, do you have more photos? I'm curious to who the worst snow storm of the recent past was on the east coast...
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Please, help upvote this on Hacker News now, as raising international awareness for this is very important for Brazil!

Today in Brazil 140,000,000 people are voting for president, governor, and for a fraction of the congress and senate. The national electronic voting system, touted internally as a reason for national pride, is based on DRE machines with no physical record of votes, unverifiable, and surrounded by unsound practices of security through obscurity. It is a very real threat to one of the largest democracies in the world. :(

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SOAP BOX = 1. For what it's worth, e-voting isn't verifiable directly, unless it's done in a way linked to voter identities. Even then, it's highly exploitable, but it is verifiable, depending on the implementation. A trustworthy election embodies these four ideas to the maximum extent possible: ...
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Exciting development for +Bootstrap: just got formally certified by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as meeting the Standards for Professional Development for science and technology. This means teachers who train with Bootstrap can now get professional development credit, which counts towards the points they need for licensing. (If you know of a teacher in Massachusetts who might be interested, please share this with them! Thanks.)
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This post really gets it! How bad our current digital photography sensors are, what we could do to make them better, and why the photography industry (i.e., Canon and Nikon) are not going to do it. 

"Instead of starting a sensor, letting light fall on it, and then turning it off and asking it how much light it found, we have the technological capability to make sensors that change electrical resistance based on how strong a light hits them."

http://pomax.github.io/1436836360570/we-are-really-terrible-at-digital-colours-and-digital-photography
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Lytro is to most "disruptive" startup in terms of photographic technology, but it is very hard to gain traction, make products that start to compete in terms of the basics, and make money to stay afloat. The article also mentions some of this. Such a sensor would potentially have almost unlimited dynamic range (as it wouldn't saturate), but for most people the HDR that iphones and Android L's capture with multiple successive frames is good enough. Maybe this could start with cinematographers (a la Red or Black Magic) and eventually trickle down to consumer photography...
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Great closing line for Xiaomi on Wired: "Maybe it’s time other companies started copying it." 
Hugo Barra | Vice president, Xiaomi Global | Xiaomi ioulex Hugo Barra had a pretty good job—I mean, assuming you consider building the most popular mobile platform in the world to be a pretty good job. As global product lead at Google Mobile and then at Android, Barra served near the top of a division…
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Seen on the web today...
Google to launch Google Admoon in late 2015 - MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA. Larry Page's new moonshot idea is to expand the Google advertisement platform, responsible for over 95% of the search giant's revenue last year, out of this world. According to an anonymous source from GoogleX, projection will work on the non-illuminated part of the moon, as the lasers used (see picture on the right) can not yet outshine the reflection of the Sun's light. Select advertisers will be able to start bidding for shares of time starting in the fourth quarter of 2015.
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Unfortunately, I suspect support for the proposal will wane just weeks after its announcement.
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Whoa, what is this white stuff? Did you have a chemical accident?

Greetings from California :P
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+Michael Nestler, I'm sure you will appreciate this!
 
Skyline Dresden by Robert Schüller: http://goo.gl/DQ5qXm
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Very nice, +Rodrigo Fonseca​. Thanks for sharing! This is probably the best photograph from this classical view point that I have ever seen. 
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Education
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Computer Science, PhD, 2002 - 2008
  • UFMG
    Computer Science, MSc, 2000 - 2002
  • UFMG
    Computer Science, BSc, 1995 - 2000
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Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Brown University
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    Assistant Professor of Computer Science, 2009 - present
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Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil - Berkeley, CA, US - Providence, RI, US - Clifton Park, NY, US