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We have a word for this in Yiddish: "chutzpah"
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It's actually good! Quote: "Abrams has largely undone the damage of the prequels"
First things first: this review is not going to spoil any plot details. And I mean any. From the opening title crawl to the final frame, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a movie that has a sense of discovery in its DNA.
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Couldn't have said it better.
 
On this second night of Hanukkah, in a year when the dark clouds of fascism have become a fixture of the horizon, in a year when our cousins and our countrymen have found themselves in danger from the mob and hearing the calls for their blood openly chanted in the streets, we light the candles to remind ourselves that we must never stand idly by. We will not be frightened off, we will not be defeated, and we will not let our neighbors be the victims of our own inaction.
With the Menorah glowing brightly in her window, Rabbi’s wife snapped a photo of the Menorah and captured the Nazi building and flag in the background.
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Thirty years of "nostalgia"
The PC revolution started off life 30 years ago this week. Microsoft launched its first version of Windows on November 20th, 1985, to succeed MS-DOS. It was a huge milestone that paved the way for...
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Never mind the science, as someone who has lived in Texas, "crazy" totally makes sense.
When examined through the lens of linguistics, it’s actually a pretty natural extension of the word Texas.
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San Francisco Fleet Week - USS Somerset (LPD-25)

Named for Somerset County PA, where Flight 93 went down on 9/11. They take that remembrance pretty seriously, with the passenger names on the side, donated Somerset County street signs in the corridors, and a big "Let's Roll" on the hangar deck. It's like a big floating memorial.

A floating memorial that's designed to deliver 900 United States marines, hovercraft, dozens of fighting vehicles, helicopters, drones, trucks, and all manner of other unpleasantness to enemies.
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San Francisco Fleet Week - USS Coronado (LCS-4)

Definitely one of the most unusual warships I've ever visited. She's incredibly spacious inside and the flight deck is enormous (larger than in destroyers and cruisers). The whole thing is run by a tiny crew. But the LCS is rather short on traditional weapons, since it's not really designed to fight other ships, but instead to do the Things the Navy Does That Doesn't Include Fighting Other Ships (showing the flag, humanitarian work, search and rescue, anti-piracy, etc)
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I don't really have words for how awesome it is to recover an orbital rocket like this other than "rockets aren't supposed to fly that way!"

Oh, and the 11 satellites it put into orbit on that same launch were almost an afterthought, 'cause that's old stuff.
Once considered the stuff of science fiction, fully reusable rocketry is now closer to reality than ever before
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Vive la France! Nothing can keep down the French joie de vivre, and what could be more French than wine?

Based on a sample size N=1 (the Duboeuf Nouveau) the 2015 is a very strong year; the Nouveau is a lot punchier and has more potency (it's about a point higher in alcohol, and it's noticeable) than in typical years, and there's some actual flavor and (mild) interest in the wine. The Cru Beaujolais should be fun when it comes out in a year or two.
Despite recent terrorist attacks, Parisians party with Beaujolais Nouveau.
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Remember that time we refused to take thousands of non-Christian refugees fleeing persecution and a devastating war, because who knows, they might be spies for the oppressive regime that they're fleeing?

Never again, right?
In a long tradition of “persecuting the refugee,” the State Department and FDR claimed that Jewish immigrants could threaten national security
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+Tim Nguyen no, because we all know this stuff keeps happening again and again
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San Francisco Fleet Week - USS Cape St George (CG-71)

The Aegis cruiser is one of the most powerful warships afloat. Certainly an impressive way to spend a billion dollars!

Sadly, they didn't let us see the CIC on the tour, though.
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    Ph.D. - Computer Science, 2002 - 2010
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Survived graduate school, makes model ships out of paper, collects fountain pens
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Software Engineer - Applied Security
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  • Google
    Software Engineer - Applied Security, 2010 - present
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Research Assistant / Teaching Assistant, 2002 - 2010
  • IBM
    Software Developer (Intern), 2001 - 2002
  • Cornell University
    Research Assistant / Teaching Assistant, 1998 - 2002
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張卓成, עקיבא בן אברהם
This is one of my favorite restaurants in Austin; I've been missing it ever since I left. Chef Alejandro's passion for inventive cooking exudes through everything. They also have a very thoughtful and eclectic wine selection, and I do consider myself a bit of a wine snob.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Contemporary American-French cuisine. Go for the chef's tasting menus for a long relaxing meal. They're great (vegetarian-friendly, even!) and be sure to pair with wine (they have a fabulous selection and a good sommelier). Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Definitely a favorite "special occasion" place.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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reviewed 3 years ago
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