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Sebastian Fernandez Alberdi
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"(...) The attention given the story of Mr. Eich is astounding -- every newspaper, television show, blog, or website I can think of has covered the story in some fashion. Even Bill Maher blamed the "gay mafia" for the "whacking" of Eich. The narrative (as happened with Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson) has turned to "He was fired for his beliefs!" and "He's being persecuted over the way he voted!" Firstly, neither is true --  Eich resigned and the uproar was over his funding of a law that stripped civil rights from a group of human beings. Finally, it was not the "gay mafia" that did the "whacking," it was employees, board members and customers of Mozilla that spoke out -- not a single LGBT org that I saw, ever spoke out about the issue.

What astounds me the most however, is the insane amount of coverage of this story. One straight Mormon guy decides to quit his job because the free market demands it and there is widespread news. Whereas people get fired for being LGBT in this country on a regular basis and there's hardly a peep; oh yeah -- and it's legal in most states.

(...) And unless you read LGBT blogs or see a story occasionally pop up on your Twitter or Facebook feed, you won't hear about these folks. People that can get fired for putting a photo of their spouse on their desk at work. People that have to hide in the closet if they want to keep their job. There are a thousand of these stories for every Brendan Eich, but we never hear about it.

These are people who've done nothing to harm another person. There only crime was loving a person of the same gender and yet they were punished, with governmental support in many cases. Maybe it's time to start sharing these stories instead of defending bigots."
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Geeks and repetitive tasks. #True 
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Check out this extremely cool art project shared with me by my brother +Robert Nelson.  The honeycombs I've been posting are generated similarly.  

It's hard to believe, but 4 mirrors suffice to bring about all the complexity I've been showing (the 4 faces of a tetrahedron).  

For regular honeycombs, you can also use the faces of a cell as generating mirrors.  In this case, the 6 faces of a cube are producing the {3,4,3} Euclidean honeycomb.

I like that this art installation bends some of the mirrors (both outward and inward), bringing us into the worlds of spherical and hyperbolic geometry.   I wonder if that was part of their motivation.

Be sure to watch the video!

http://themindunleashed.org/2014/03/happens-build-cube-one-way-mirrors.html
This is one of those art projects that I could probably stare at for hours, losing myself inside it. The…
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About fear and threat
 
If you have 18 minutes - spend them watching this video. +Chris Hadfield is my #1 hero!
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Neil Armstrong on being a nerd.

This is in line with my recent column on the need to bring back techno-optimism: 

http://www.datamation.com/commentary/its-time-to-bring-back-techno-optimism-1.html
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Please ignore the asinine, click-bait headline. This is a collection of pictures of various major landmarks, paired with pictures of the same landmarks zoomed out enough  to give the context of where they sit today, and it is in fact a fascinating set of views.

via +Paul Wilks.
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Check out the list of Websites affected by Heartbleed and see if you need to change your password. by eukhost.com

#heartbleedbug  #euktechseries #ssl #openssl
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Why the heck is ketchup so hard to pour? [video] http://ow.ly/2FvneE
If you're from Pittsburgh, you believe with all your soul that hitting the 57 on a bottle of Heinz ketchup is the trick to the perfect pour, and perhaps that has something to do with applying the p...
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Quite possibly one of the most hilarious pieces of music I've heard in quite some time. h/t +Joseph Wu 
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