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Zach Alcorn
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"Wookie lifespan" and "Chewbacca age" had no recorded search volume until this month - I wonder why... :)
(For the record, they live an average of 400 standard years).
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Yuuuuuuummmm.
 
The rumors are true: We're making a beer with Ben & Jerry's

Hit the link for more details: http://find.beer/LHNrV 

#craftbeer   #beer   #beerlovers   #icecream  
New Belgium and Ben & Jerry's are collaborating on a Salted Caramel Brownie Ale to hit markets in Fall 2015.
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What a time to be alive.
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25440 on Pac-Maps!
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All i gotta say: This game better be functional all year, not just today.
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I will overuse this.
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Need this for house keys too!
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Can you tell satire from Internet news?
I made a little website that displays the headline, description, and lead image of articles - but is each one from BuzzFeed or ClickHole? It's harder than you think!
(Let me know if you run into any problems using the site - I just finished it today.)
Can you tell the difference between satire and 'Internet news'?
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I'm at 11/23 right now; this is harder than I originally thought! =)
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This gif is making me hungry...
 
How's your GIF game? At 11am EST on May 5th, Cinco De Mayo, you’d better bring it. -Rusty


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Lol cool
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Lies from my Moto 360.
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It was inevitable...
http://www.hodor-lang.org/
Hodor. Do you feel like there aren't enough programming languages out there or frameworks to get the job done right? What we wanted was to make programming simpler and easier to use. So that we as engineers could focus on doing what we do best -- creating disruptive technology that just works.
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Hola buenas tardes 
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.back .background { background-size:auto!important; } .contest-images.products img { background: #fff!important; } We love everything Google here at The Gooru, and what’s more Google than the all-new Chromebook Pixel?!?! The New Chromebook Pixel has a ton of increased specs over the first version, with 8GB of RAM, i5-5200U Processor, and the brand-new USB Type-C charger. We were lucky enough to have the new Pixel given to us, but we really want ...
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Anyone else notice that +Netflix​ will skip the +House of Cards​ opening credits if you watch consecutive episodes? Binge watching is even easier!
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This is one of the best (admittedly subtle) touches Netflix has. It even doesn't skip the credits if there's show beforehand. So cool!
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So the WiFi on my Win7 machine has finally given up the ghost, so I hooked up my Chromebook to my 27" monitor, keyboard and mouse. I have to say, ChromeOS looks reaaaaly nice on a big screen. And other than my Steam Games and Adobe CS6, I don't feel like I'm missing anything. Even once I fix the Wifi on the Windows laptop, I think I'll try and figure out a good way to keep both hooked up to this setup.
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Experience with Java, C, HTML/CSS, and Javascript. 5 years graphic design experience for professional clients. Entrepreneurial success both with my web design work and as a founding member of Google Plus Daily. Research experience analyzing EEG data.
Employment
  • Google
    Associate Product Manager Intern, 2014 - present
  • Google
    Google Student Ambassador, 2013 - 2014
  • Google
    Intern, 2013 - 2013
  • Google
    Student Ambassador, 2012 - 2013
  • Google Plus Daily
    Lead Designer, 2013 - 2013
  • Google
    Intern, 2012 - 2012
  • Zalcorn Web Design
    2007 - 2012
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Fort Collins, CO
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Pittsburgh, PA - San Francisco - Florence, Italy - San Jose, CA
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Geek, student, seeker of truth.
Introduction
I want to make human life intrinsically better through breakthrough technologies.

I'm a bit of a gadget nut, my current gadgets include a Nexus 4, a Nexus 7, and a Samsung 550 Chromebook.

I love science fiction, especially the classics like Asimov and Bradbury. I'm particularly fond of anything dystopian, so Orwell, Huxley, and many many newer works (ask me about some of them!).

I'm constantly curious about philosophy and the big questions that define our existence.

I like a lot of indie/alternative music, as well as classic rock and singer/songwriter. Personal favorites include The Postal Service, Joshua Radin, Iron and Wine, Imogen Heap, Jason Mraz, and Boston.

You can expect me to post regularly about any and all of the above!

Note: All my views are my own, and do not reflect the positions of any employers past, present, or future.
Education
  • University of Pittsburgh
    Neuroscience and Computer Science, 2011 - present
  • Fossil Ridge High School
    2008 - 2011
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Zachary
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If you get anything here, make it the Deep Fried Mango Ice Cream. It was pretty crowded but would be well worth any wait.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Gets the job done. Points for being open late, which is nice for those late nights of homework, but otherwise unremarkable. The staff is usually pleasant. If you're only visiting Pittsburgh though, promise me you'll eat somewhere unique like Primanti's - you can get an identical Subway experience anywhere in the country.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
A great place to get a cheap, fast slice of pizza on the weekends. Friendly service, and what the pizza lacks in quality it makes up for in quantity - two slices is bigger than medium pizza at some other places. On the whole, it makes for a great college student value.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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Certainly the best burger near Pitt campus! The burgers are big and greasy, and you'll never finish all the fries, but sometimes that's exactly what you want to eat, and Five Guys delivers.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Good
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Simply wonderful - I could spend hours in Caliban. So many great old books, it's the kind of place where you never intend to spend money, but can't help walking out with a bunch of new finds. If you're nearby, you owe it to yourself to stop inside.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Very Good
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Overall we had a great meal. The crab claws were to die for - we had an appetizer but I could have eaten them the whole night! The pasta wasn't bad, but after those crab claws, I think anything would have seemed a bit disappointing. Great service and while not cheap, it wasn't obscenely expensive either, especially for seafood.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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A far sight better than a great deal of airports, there's plenty to buy and do. Security lines have never been awful, and being able to ride the 28X bus to and from is very convenient if a bit crowded.
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