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Waldir Pimenta
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In a few days we'll have the first decent images of Pluto the earth has ever seen! For now, this is what we've got.
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"What would happen to terrorists' morale if they knew that we didn't kill them when we could have?
How would that affect their perception of us, the enemy?
How would that affect their ability to recruit future generations?

The only path to lasting peace, the only way to break the cycle of violence, is to commit to nonviolence.
And one side has to go first.
if we can't be the bigger people than terrorists...
what does that say about us?"
 
The verdict is in! My response to your response to Hillary running for President.
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I'm not sure that not-killing terrorists would hamper their ability to recruit, as of now. Certainly not-killing innocent civilians would help a lot, and not contributing to instability of countries with already fragile governments too.
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Newly announced candidate emoji for Unicode 9.0 include ROFL, facepalm and even bacon!
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Hmm. I've got the feeling that this is cruft. Do we really need our character system to cover all kinds of pictures of stuff? This simply isn't that general, despite their reassurance that "For example, the cucumber emoji could also be used to represent a pickle."
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Not all human beings have always been legal persons (slaves, women, children...) and not all legal persons are humans (corporations, etc.)

There is, therefore, plenty of precedent for expanding the concept of legal persons to include the great apes, and particularly our close cousins, the chimpanzees, which are demonstrably self-aware, conscious and autonomous beings. 
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Fascinating! 
The VOID is a mixed reality experience that builds virtual worlds over physical environments, allowing users to experience enhanced Presence as they’re
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My latest piece on Medium. This one's about self-driving trucks and how we need basic income by 2020-2030 because of them.
The imminent need for basic income in recognition of our machine-driven future
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What a brilliant interviewer! Really amazing flow and interesting conversation.
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Wow man, what's that last song (starting at 0:45) called?
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Interesting perspective :) I'll give it a try.
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Interesting experiments aiming to instill the principle of atomic commits in version control systems. Maybe github should feature its contributors graph more prominently? :)
Back when I was at the University of Hannover working on my PhD, I was also involved in teaching. One of the most memorable experiences was …
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Really cool the way the students thought they were cheating by doing the right thing!
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Woah, this explains everything!! In a way, it's a pity such a troubled, messy language ended up as the international lingua franca, but on the other hand, what other language so perfectly embodies the melting pot of global culture?
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My latest piece on Medium. This one's about self-driving trucks and how we need basic income by 2020-2030 because of them.
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graduate student, hopelessly perfectionist, nerdy geek, knowledge thirsty, wiki addict.
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PhD student in Computer Generated Holography
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Braga, Portugal
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Sal, Cape Verde - Viana do Castelo, Portugal - São Vicente, Cape Verde - Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
It's on par with most mall cinemas around here. No complaints, but nothing strikingly remarkable about it either.
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reviewed 8 months ago
The location and view are excellent, but at least on the few times I went there, the service was somewhat slow, the music was too loud, and the nicest area was also the smoking area, which is rather inconvenient. Not to mention the prices being higher than average. It's a nice place to get to know if you haven't yet, but not one I'd recommend enthusiastically.
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I dined at this restaurant as part of a group of 6 people, and all of us enjoyed the experience greatly. The dishes have excellent quality and come in generous portions. It seemed to be a slow night, so we had the pleasure of being attended by the manager himself, who was very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended, especially for those wanting to try the typical Portuguese codfish dishes, of which they have a large variety.
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