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Here's a video you should definitely skip.  In fact, please do. No really. http://goo.gl/At4R5B Go ahead.  Just skip it.  Stop watching. from our friends +Android 
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Story from Hoodline about coyotes in San Francisco. We've caught them twice now: once as I ran down the island in Stowe Lake (inside Golden Gate Park), I noticed one watching me from the hillside slope. And once, during a taxi journey through Presidio, we had to slow for a couple to cross the road.

Unrelated: Hoodline is brilliant; the first time I've come across a hyperlocal news service that I actually want to read.
The citywide population has been estimated at more than 100.
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In tribute to sci-fi author Iain M. Banks, SpaceX founder Elon Musk names two of his drone ships after ships from Banks' Culture novels.
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"Sadly, the chances of AI coverage becoming any less fear-mongering are about as likely as the Large Hadron Collider producing a planet-annihilating black hole. Remember that easily digestible non-story, and the way it dwarfed the true significance of that particle accelerator? When it comes to the difficult business of covering science and technology, nothing grabs readers like threatening their lives."
Don't believe the hype about artificial intelligence, or the horror.
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"Introducing The Haight Ashbury Hippie Trap" http://hoodline.com/2015/01/introducing-the-haight-ashbury-hippie-trap

Just round the corner from Chateau Hume-Roberts :)
Cruelty-free and painless, the Hippie Trap may be just what this neighborhood needs.
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A few years on, the paper Des Watson and I wrote based on my Master's dissertation is finally technically published in an edititon online[1]. It was online before as an Early Access thingy. I don't really understand what the difference is between these two states of Being Online, but what the hey. Apparently another year until it gets into print. Either academic publishing timescales are odd, or Someone is trying to tell me Something, or both.

[1] http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/spe.v45.4/issuetoc
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"academic publishing timescales are odd" < this.
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"Welcome to the Odditorium, a portal into the fringes of culture; its mavericks and pranksters, adventurers and occultists, artists, comics, eroticists and even the odd chef. Each podcast features a guest speaker recorded before a live audience, somewhere in the UK. Hosted by Dr Bramwell and his ill-prepared sidekick, Mr Mounfield."


Welcome to the Odditorium, a portal into the fringes of culture; its mavericks and pranksters, adventurers and occultists, artists, comics, eroticists and even the odd chef. Each podcast features a guest speaker recorded before a …
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"Our ability to create tools that take us into new and hostile environments is, for Matt Pope, the key to man's evolutionary journey."

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There's a tiny bone needle at Creswell Crags in Derbyshire. For archaeologist Matt Pope it's hugely significant. 13,000 years ago local people used it to construct tailored clothing which allowed them to survive and thrive at the very limits of Ice Age civilisation.Skip forward millennia and the first human visitor to Mars will be protected by a thin skin of man-made fabric, a suit containing the only biological processes for millions of miles. O...
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"The really important kind of freedom involves attention and awareness and discipline, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them over and over in myriad petty, unsexy ways every day."

Transcription of the 2005 Kenyon Commencement Address -
May 21, 2005; written and delivered by David Foster Wallace

http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~drkelly/DFWKenyonAddress2005.pdf
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Occupation
Product Manager
Skills
"A janitor, essentially": https://medium.com/p/664d83ee702e
Employment
  • Google
    Product Manager, 2012 - present
    Working in the Android Apps team, mainly on photography and video products.
  • Future Platforms
    2000 - 2011
    Co-founded, ran, and eventually sold this software company, which built gorgeous mobile apps for Palm Pilot to Android and iPhone, and everything in between. EVERYTHING.
  • Good Technology
    1995 - 2000
    Graduated from web all-rounder to technical dogsbody, before spending a year spinning off a division looking at mobile apps in 1999.
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San Francisco, US
Previously
San Jose, US - London, UK - Brighton, UK - Reading, UK
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Long-time squawk box software chap. Snagged on frowns, and slowly dawns.
Introduction
Internet and mobile software guy, wannabe AI geek.

Career path: BBC Micro (8) -> BBSs (16) -> FidoNet (17) -> Linux (18) -> Web (20) -> WAP (26) (sorry) -> mobile apps (27) -> University (38) -> Google (39)

Hobbies: running, reading, (writing), Aikido, airsoft.

Living in the Bay Area since 2013. Heart still in Brighton, UK.
Bragging rights
Built, ran and sold Future Platforms, (once) one of the UK's first and best mobile software houses.
Education
  • University of Sussex
    MSc Advanced Computer Science, 2011 - 2012
  • Lancing College
    1987 - 1992
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September 22
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