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Zach Alcorn
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So this summer I built a pretty nice gaming PC, and I'd like to be able to use it's idle time to help with distributed computing science projects like Folding@Home, SETI, etc. Seems like those two tend to get all the attention though - does anyone have a recommendation for a good project to join that could really use the extra power?
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+Gavin Ovsak Thanks a lot for the list! I decided to go with the +World Community Grid (via +IBM):
www.worldcommunitygrid.org
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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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Lies from my Moto 360.
#apkpls
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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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I'm good on that. So there's one more chance for someone else to win it.
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I will overuse this.
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Need this for house keys too!
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Yaaas.
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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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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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    Associate Product Manager, 2015 - present
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    Associate Product Manager Intern, 2014 - 2015
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    Engineering Practicum Intern, 2013 - 2013
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    Freshman Engineering Practicum Intern, 2012 - 2012
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    Computer Science; History and Philosophy of Science, 2011 - 2015
  • Fossil Ridge High School
    2008 - 2011
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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 - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years 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
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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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reviewed 2 years ago
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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reviewed 2 years ago
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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