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Our tax dollars at work fail.
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Don't get me started, AAFES (the people who run the Army, Air Force, and Navy exchanges) have one of the worst shopping websites out there.
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Sorry lady, it's nothing personal but I just can't have you living in my shop.
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A rare sight: Porsche Carrera GT apart.
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Everybody's favourite NSA apologist once again demonstrates that she doesn't understand how the Internet works... 
WASHINGTON — Two women were arrested in New York Thursday for allegedly planning an Islamic State-inspired plot to use “weapons of mass destruction against persons or property in the United States,” according to the Justice Department. In a press release praising the FBI and the NYPD for their work on the case, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said the following: I am particularly struck that the alleged bombers made use of online bombmaking gui...
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Ya' know, I think she actually knows full well you can't "remove" it. Such statements are purely for political theater, nothing more. Sort of like saying, "We really should get all our drinking water within five years from super-cheap desalinization." It's a longing, not a statement of do-ability.
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More pre-cleaning & pre-heating made for a bit better initial "wetting" and less slag to clean up afterwards. Better-looking weld overall. #ns  
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Yep, that's a textbook-quality weld. :D
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"Now he belongs to the ages."

The US Civil War ended 150 years ago last week. A few days later Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, 150 years ago this evening. Given the huge impact that the first and to a lesser extent the second had on American history and society, with effects reverberating into the present day, I'm surprised I haven't heard a single peep about it in the popular media. 
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That was a great read, thanks!
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Photos from major scheduled maintenance on my friend Jim's Porsche Carrera GT.
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Both beautiful and terrifying.
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Crossed over the new Bay Bridge span for the first time yesterday.
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Any guesses what's going on here? #becauseracecar 
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In the Miata there was maybe a total of about 5-10 lbs. The other reason to take it out is that race cars get hot and without the carpet in place the tar paper tends to get gummy where stepped on and make a mess. Also, less stuff to make noxious smoke in the event of a fire. 
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"We reached the shore, and looked across the lake. I’d seen some photos before I left for Inner Mongolia, but nothing prepared me for the sight. It’s a truly alien environment, dystopian and horrifying. The thought that it is man-made depressed and terrified me, as did the realisation that this was the byproduct not just of the consumer electronics in my pocket, but also green technologies like wind turbines and electric cars that we get so smugly excited about in the West."
Hidden in an unknown corner of Inner Mongolia is a toxic, nightmarish lake created by our thirst for smartphones, consumer gadgets and green tech, discovers Tim Maughan.
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+Tim Nguyen I was reminded of this gem from one of the best episodes of Futurama
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MiataCage rollcage starting to weld up pretty nicely. (Photos before and after cleaning.) 
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I don't have the equipment to test (destructively or non-destructively) welds of that size, but I did spend a lot of time welding the same size tubing, cutting it, inspecting from all angles for good weld penetration etc.:
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Got the best parking spot for my EV today. 
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+Shant Jaltorossian the lolpl8 reads something like HLFVOLT.
Because it's got half of the Volt power train, Coral.
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Racer | Maker | Geek | Canadian
Amateur race car driver and mechanic, professional code monkey.
Bragging rights
2011 Improved Touring S Champion, SCCA San Francisco Region
  • University of Waterloo
    BMath Computer Science, 1994 - 1999
  • Champlain Regional College St-Lawrence Campus
    1992 - 1994
  • Saguenay Valley High School
    1986 - 1992
  • Saguenay Valley Elementary School
    1986 - 1986
  • Foothill Elementary School
  • Ecole Monseigneur-Bluteau
Software Engineer
  • Google
    Software Engineer, 2013 - present
  • SCCA San Francisco Region
    Director-at-Large, 2008 - 2014
  • Intel Corporation
    Software Engineer, 2011 - 2013
  • Hooked Wireless Inc.
    Software Engineer, 2007 - 2011
  • Extreme Performance
    Co-owner, 2007 - 2011
  • NVIDIA Corp.
    Software Engineer, 1999 - 2004
  • VMWare Inc.
    Member of Technical Staff, 2004 - 2006
  • Corel Corp.
    Intern, software engineer, 1996 - 1997
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A great little hidden neighborhood gem. The grilled chicken is succulent and perfectly seasoned. The pupusas and empanadas are great appetizers as well. The $6.95 lunch specials would be a deal at twice the price. Highly recommended!
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