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Thorsten Claus
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Attended TU Darmstadt
Lives in Berkeley, CA


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wow, so awesome to see the scenery and love of details! Best shot for me is definitely 9:48, the afternoon sun lit shoofly scene from!

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beautiful to watch, awesome board control.... standup slides from tempo 50mph around the curve ... nice.

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This was really helpful! Actually showing every step and also all the little tricks hands-on were really insightful. THANKS!

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After more than twenty years of working in politics, I’ve had to deal with more than my share of “what were they thinking?" moments. Here’s how I have learned how to avoid them.

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"immutable data structures", for me the best thing for massive virtualization and parallel processing

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Traits are one of the most powerful features in Scala as they permit a class to inherit functionalities from multiple other classes without having to inherit from them. 
So far, we have only discussed Play-specific topics, but to use the framework at its best, it is necessary to have an in-depth knowledge of the Scala …
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I love the long and fast straight from 1:57, into the huge standup slide through that gentle S-curve and still going 25mph into the darkness of the overhanging trees... nice...

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Cool -- Net Hero launched a private Beta to fix your connected home devices and solve connectivity issues.

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About time ;)
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Ever heard of a "funnel cloud"?
this is a "cloud funnel" to fix the Azure "field of dreams" (if you build it, they will come).
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expansion-stage software, internet and mobile venture capital
I love growing expansion-stage technology startups at the intersection of Enterprise Software, Mobile, and Internet. My operational background gives me the hands-on insights necessary to steer international expansion strategies, product design, and technology roadmaps. My consulting background drives my strategic and thematic approach to investing in high-growth companies that are pioneering a new market or disrupting a multi-billion dollar incumbent market.

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  • Next World Capital
    2014 - present
  • T-Venture of America, Inc.
    Senior Investment Manager, 2010 - 2013
  • Deutsche Telekom
    2002 - 2010
  • Detecon
    2002 - 2010
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Friendly staff, clean restaurant, delicious special rolls as well as tasty traditional nigiri and sashimi. The bento boxes are a great lunch deal!
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Wonderful wildlife area for hikes and searching for rocks.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Personnel is rude and lazy. Lots of ski/snowboard equipment and outdoor wear and equipment, but the service personnel sucks. Board and ski tune-ups often take a day longer than promised, and the service personnel is the I-know-it-all-better, I-can't-believe-you're-asking-me-that, and I-hate-my-colleagues kind. I can't recommend and will shop at other shops whenever possible.
Public - 5 years ago
reviewed 5 years ago
10 reviews
Chefs Charlene Reis and Paul Arenstam have a knack for combining the seasonal local organic ingredients into fantastic well rounded dishes that are up to the expectations of Berkeley food snobs but with the warmth and welcoming atmosphere of communal cooking and gathering. We have two smaller kids and are coming here for years because the simple but ever-changing menu has always a surprise and tasty treat for both parents and kids. The gourmet pizza, made to order in the warming open fire brick oven, has a delectable tomato sauce that breathes fresh Italian herbs and extra virgin olive oil into the thin crackling crust. This month's "Organic Brown Beech Mushroom, Leek, Truffle Tartufata, Burrata Pizza" was an exceptional explosion of flavors and textures that complemented and balanced each other well, never sassy, and always bringing a smile to my face. Even seemingly simple dishes like "Organic Spaghetti with Hearst Ranch Meatballs" are wondrous concoctions that melt on your mouth into buttery bites of delight. The delicately grilled arctic char with zesty olive tapenade and changing sides is always a keeper, too. All meats are grown in a humane manner and are free of hormones and antibiotics, and all dishes are free of trans-fats and high fructose corn syrup. We sometimes just take some of the delightful picnic provisions like the curried chicken salad or the Orzo pasta salad with roasted peppers, feta cheese, and pickled onions up into Panoramic Hill to watch the sun set over the bay. It's always good to ask the pleasant and patient staff at the counter for a recommendation, especially with the changing local wines. Or sit directly at the kitchen counter and chat with Paul and his cooks about food, cooking, how to select kale, or how to get the freshly made Caesar salad dressing so smooth and scrumptious. Good places become great if owners work exceptionally hard to transform an inner vision into heartfelt reality, and Charlene's and Paul's modern interpretation of the classic idea of summer kitchen is no exception.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
a nice place, but what it *really* needs is a bar
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
We consult Red Jenkins for all sorts of things - bringing in a car to check before we buy it, annual inspections, checkups, oil changes, tire replacements, ... They are super nice, very laid back, and extremely reasonable. They will give you a thorough and realistic assessment of your car, and only recommend things that absolutely need replacement - the rest is up to you (and your budget). They even drop me off and pick me up at the shopping center while our cars get done... Great!
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Public - 8 years ago
reviewed 8 years ago