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lol, what the heck
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CitizenFour was excellent. I flatter myself by thinking that I could, would, should do what Ed Snowden did.
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Are you suggesting that some things were left out? Like what?
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Lolz
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Dear Google,

Oh, goody! Two "Dear Google"'s in the same day. This is not good.

In https://google-developers.appspot.com/chart/interactive/docs/dev/implementing_data_source
you mention that you are using a "slightly modified" version of JSON. In other words, YOU AREN'T USING JSON AT ALL. You're using GSON, which is something completely incompatible with JSON. You don't say whether your data reader accepts only JSON or if it requires GSON. That's a #fail  right there. The other, #biggerfail  is that you chose to create something different which is only trivially different, and hardly better. This imposes a cost on us developers, because it creates uncertainty, adds to our learning load, and is completely unnecessary.

I have to conclude that this API was written by someone lacking decades of software failures. If you make enough mistakes, you learn not to make the really easily avoidable mistakes, like creating your own slightly different standards.

Please hire programmers who have already made their mistakes.
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They do hire some experienced programmers and pay them well, though they are annoyingly fixated on expensive cities: Bay area, NYC, London, Zurich... Kirkland and Pittsburgh are the most reasonable.  The Reston office is nice, but it's not a "real" engineering office, so it's hard to work from there as a software engineer except as a special snowflake.  I managed to do that for about 7 years, but these days I spend most of my time in Mt View and occasionally make it back to VA to visit my house, cat, etc.
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I love my 3D printer. We have flasks that we are using for our robotic analyzer. The tubing needs to come out of the flask, but be held into the flask, and we need to keep the real stopper on hand. So I made a stopper-stopper holder with a slot in the side for the tubing.


module handle() {
intersection() {
union() {
translate([15+1.5,0,0]) cylinder(r=15, h=13);
translate([-15-1.5,0,0]) cylinder(r=15, h=13);
}
translate([0,0,0]) cube([10,13,13], center=true);
}
}

difference() {
union() {
cylinder(r1=11.5/2, r2=13.5/2, h=16);
translate([0,0,16]) {
cylinder(r1=13.5/2, r2=18/2, h=4);
}
rotate(180) translate([0,1,20]) {
handle();
}
}
// make a hole for the tubing
translate([5,0,-.2]) rotate([0,5,0]) {
cylinder(r=1.7, h=22);
translate([2,0,16]) cylinder(r=1.7, h=22);
}
}

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Good. But why is the resident domestic using it to print four never emptying food bowls?
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If you want to lose your breakfast, just go read https://twitter.com/tomwheelerfcc . This man is an idiot and must be stopped. "We have to regulate it to keep it free." Is he even listening to himself?
All politicians are asshats, and bureaucrats like Tom Wheeler are even worse.
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I don't negotiate network contracts (thank goodness :-)), but I suspect you're right that Netflix is even more asymmetrical.  I was mostly observing that Google's traffic isn't close to symmetrical either.  On the other hand, Netflix may not use as much transit as you expect either.  Everyone doing video at scale has, in effect, built a private CDN to make it work at all.  Most video traffic hops onto consumer ISPs as close to the "last mile" hop as possible, avoiding the public Internet as much as possible before that final interconnect.  Netflix has talked about this some publicly: http://blog.streamingmedia.com/2013/06/netflix-presentation-details-cdn-buildout-move-to-ssd-storage-video.html
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We've got our National Grid net meter installed. Just waiting for a warmish day for the solar installer to come back out and finish installing the panels and wiring. You know, for a day when it's not below zero with a howling wind, or warmish and snowing.
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You can always discourage tampering with some bullet-hole decals and a little artistically spattered red paint.
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This is pretty awesome, guys! Well done! You really need to record this seriously, with a set of fixed camera, and an actual edited video. Your obvious hard work needs a better video production. Should be recorded in quadraphonic sound, too. Or even better, recorded on a multitrack and mixed down to just four tracks.

Remember to smile while you're playing, not just at the end, and don't be afraid to bounce and hop and sway to the music.
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Just to be clear: The drummer is very, very good, and can be great with the right mentoring.
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Dear +Google+  just because I commented on a posting, that doesn't mean that I want to see it at the top of my feed for all eternity. That's what notifications are for. #derp #fail #whyisthisnotobvious
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That is odd. I've never noticed this with the posts that I've commented on. I wished Google would just give an option to see posts strictly by the date and time.
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Vocal fry in a professional context becomes tiresome after about 120 seconds. Women: if you don't want to sound like a ditzy sorority chick, don't use vocal fry.
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ITYM 1.2 seconds.
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Research Engineer, Contract Coder
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  • Clarkson University
    Research Engineer, 2009 - present
  • Self
    1991 - 2007
  • Open Media Now
    2007 - 2008
  • Cloudmade
    Community Ambassador, 2009 - 2009
  • Hewlett-Packard
    Engineer, 1981 - 1983
  • Clarkson University
    Code Monkey, 1986 - 1991
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Potsdam, NY - Corvallis, OR - Baldwin, NY
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Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY 13699
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If you want me to circle you, post something you think I'll find interesting and mention me in it. Otherwise there's no chance that I'll circle you.
Introduction
I'm the original Russell Nelson on the Internet. All others are russie-come-latelies. My Internic handle is RNN3. I'm the Russell who was on the OSI Board for 13 years. I'm the Russell who maps on http://osm.org. I'm the Russell who knows where every railbed in New York State ran. I'm webmaster@quaker.org .
Bragging rights
Having my GPL'ed code running on more CPUs than RMS's GPL'ed code (McDonald's cash registers)
Education
  • Clarkson University
    MSEE, 1979 - 1981
  • Clarkson University
    BSEE, 1975 - 1979
  • Baldwin Senior High School
    1971 - 1975
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I have stayed at the Bawa for many years now, probably a total of 2 months. I have always found the staff helpful. The rooms are nicely equipped, at least the newly renovated ones are. And they are obviously reinvesting in the building, because they are installing aluminum cladding on the entire building.
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