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Terry Walker
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Attended Midland High School
Lives in Columbia Heights, Minnesota
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So did anyone else see Humans last night on tv?  I think it has more potential than all of the SyFy series I had been watching.  (SyFy gave up on sci-fi for a few years, and I think that decision will plague them now that other channels have learned how to do it better.)  Where is the +Nerdist with a new after-show show?
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Inside Episode 1: Joe Buys a Synth Episode 1 Talked About Scene: Anita Laughs mid HUMANS HUMANS HUMANS Humans premieres June 2015. Episode 2...
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+Terry Walker You must watch Äkta Människor. A great series. It's like a prequel to Blade Runner :-)
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I enjoy seeing technology in a different perspective.
 
Here's a comparison of CD, DVD, and Blu-ray discs in a scanning electron microscope. Same scale for each.
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I read somewhere that with a high quality BD player that takes advantage of all the error correction built into the format, you can drill an 1/8th inch hole in BluRay disc, and still play it.
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So does anyone else play +Rift+?  I'd be happy to introduce you to the world.  I don't currently know anyone else who plays, so I tend to solo everything that I can.
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I feel completely justified in not owning a smartphone yet.  I also see people with "an attention span less than that of a goldfish”.  But I also enjoy long game sessions, including turn-based strategy games which fit more into the "puzzle" category.
I conducted a not-very-scientific experiment on myself to test hypotheses on how games affect attention span.
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So many people RSVPd that they had to change to a larger venue.  Bernie Sanders is coming to Minneapolis on Sunday morning at the American Indian Center.  I'm postponing my travel plans so I can be there.  :)
#BernieSanders #Sanders2016 #Election2016 #Democrats #Minneapolis  
Please join Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and local leaders for events in Minneapolis to discuss how we: Get big money out of politics; Deal with obscene wealth and income inequality; Combat climate change; Make college education affordable ...
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An interesting critique.  It starts out boring with outright admitted "snobbery", and it temps you to skip to the last paragraphs, but the long read does become worthwhile as the argument develops.

"It kills me that I am so bothered by this. I understand that these movies are power fantasies for nine-year-olds: At the end of the day, accepting that they’re stupid is probably smarter than wishing for them to be smart. But this is the epicenter of pop culture."

TL;DR: Marvel has become George Lucas.
 
The problems with Marvel’s storytelling will be the problems of narrative storytelling for the foreseeable future.
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Some decent points. But he doesn't seem to know what he wants?
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Sometimes pictures are better than words.  I'll keep collecting cool images here in this blog post for today's historic ruling.
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Today, the big news is that the Supreme Court of the USA has ruled that all states must allow and recognize same-sex marriage. The truth in history is often very nuanced, requiring long explanation to convey information accurately. Occasionally, however, something meaningful and whole can be ...
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For those in the Twin Cities with a political bent.  You can't change history, and I'm willing to challenge attempts to whitewash the past, but I also support avoiding accolades for the losers who oppose raising sociopolitical standards.
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And then do we change the names of all the streets/schools/cities etc. which are named after slave owning presidents as well? Do we rename their descendants surnames? It's one thing to removed a flag from a government building, it's another to start erasing names from history. I'd be more in favor of education historical plaques being installed instead. 

I actually never knew the history behind Calhoun.
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Ah, the Amiga.  It's still my favorite computer.  (Although BeOS is my favorite operating system.)
 
An '80s-era Amiga controls the heating for an entire school district
Think the Windows XP workstation you use at the office is ancient? It doesn't hold a candle next to what the Grand Rapids Public School district is usin
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A rare mini-vacation for me.  Links in this post include video for penguin feeding, a peacock call, and two prairie dogs introducing themselves to each other.

I made the visit while on my way to Nebraska City for a retreat with a few other +The Nature Conservancy employees, an event paid by the generous John Norris and Terry Norris.  I talked with them during breakfast on Wednesday morning, although I didn't know their contribution at the time.
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I was one of the thousands outside, listening by loudspeaker even though we couldn't see Bernie inside.  I'm convinced he can win both the candidacy and the presidency.

I delayed my road trip to Nebraska for this event.  I'm happy that I did.  But now I need to get on the road so I can spend next week at a conference for work.  See y'all next week.

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I'm feeling hopeful that the USA can address its climate, economy, infrastructure, healthcare, and especially its democracy (not an oligarchy). So many people RSVPd that organizers had to move the event to a larger venue. It still wasn't large enough. I got there just a few minutes early, ...
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  • Midland High School
    Midland, TX, 1983 - 1986
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Birthday
November 3
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Single
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Mellow Tigger
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watching the world spin
Introduction
I support the #occupyMN effort.

I am a single gay man with autism diagnosis living with 1 cat, 2 landlords, and 1 additional roommate.  I usually write articles on my blog (see link at bottom of this page) then post the link into my G+ stream.

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open source software, astronomy, bicycling, gardening, pc gaming, Powershell (the only thing Microsoft ever did right), neuroscience, evolution, the end of intellectual property.

Wishlist:
an Anchor, Translator, and Guide to help me through life

Quotes:
* Everybody deserves to live in the world that their efforts create. Whether it's a blessing or a curse depends on your point of view. - Terry Walker
* Information always wants to be free. There are no secrets in a world filled with technological telepathy. - Terry Walker
* The better part of happiness is the wish to be what you are. - Desiderius Erasmus
* If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. - John Kennedy
* The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. - Eden Phillpotts
* Knowledge and reality do not require belief. They do, however, require courage. - Glenn Wallis
* I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you. - Friedrich Nietzche
* We are what we repeatedly do. - Aristotle
* Few people have the imagination for reality. - Goethe
* Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. - Plato
Bragging rights
I live without feeding exponential functions. I have slept in the city below skyscrapers. I have listened to ants. ☮
Work
Occupation
tech support
Skills
powershell, sql server, microsoft access
Employment
  • The Nature Conservancy
    tech support, 2014 - present
  • Dell Compellent
    test staff engineer, 2013 - 2014
  • Animal Humane Society
    tech support, programmer, database administrator, 2008 - 2013
  • VISI (Vector Internet Services Inc)
    tech support, 2007 - 2007
  • Wilsons Leather
    tech support, 2004 - 2007
  • BI
    programmer, 1999 - 2004
  • Metro Information Services
    programmer, 1998 - 1999
  • Texas Workers' Compensation Commission
    programmer, mainframe operator, 1992 - 1998
  • Texas A&M University
    tech support, 1987 - 1989
  • IBM
    programmer, 1987 - 1988
  • Texas Instruments
    summer intern, 1986 - 1986
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Currently
Columbia Heights, Minnesota
Previously
Austin, Texas - Midland, Texas - College Station, Texas
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