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James Salsman
Attended Carnegie Mellon
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Responsible for lsort -indices in Tcl and a SQLlite busy timout less than 1000 milliseconds on Android.
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+Randal L. Schwartz (how) does this work?

#!/usr/bin/perl

sub a64l { 

        die "a64l: illegal value: $_" unless m#^[./0-9A-Za-z]{0,6}$#; 
unless (defined %a64map) { 
@a64map{'.','/',0..9,'A'..'Z','a'..'z'}= 0..63;

local($result) = 0; 
for (split(//)) { 
        for (reverse split(//)) { 
$result *= 64; 
$result += $a64map{$_}; 

$result; 
}

print a64l('/.......');
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+Sy Bernot the more things change, the more they stay the same.
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How does the EITC shape up against a carbon tax with a large personal exemption?
Help Americans who need it with a major, carefully crafted expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit.
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Lawn sprinklers aware of local precipitation were an early KA9Q application in the 1980s, but were torpedoed by software patents, and apparently only now are re-entering the commercial arena.
The smart sprinkler system is an Internet of Things product you can totally forget about. And that's the way it should be.
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Once bitten, twice shy, I suppose.
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"immigrants can raise native workers' real wages, and each immigrant could create more than one job. Using US Census data from 1980 to 2000, we find considerable evidence for these effects: Each immigrant creates 1.2 local jobs for local workers, most of them going to native workers"
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Vindication for those of us who spent hours on the phone with the CIA in January 2002 asking them why they were saying electrolyzers for artillery balloons were bioweapons labs. Man, those were the days. The feeling that they all knew they were lying was so palpable.
Former CIA Deputy Director and intelligence briefer Michael Morell appeared on MSNBC's "Hardball" on Tuesday VIDEO
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The thousands of civilian collateral damage over there will happily agree. 
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How much money would we need to raise for quantitative English instruction capability for the Learning +XPRIZE, +William Pomerantz?
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How many more pot smoking parents were caught up in the dragnet and separated from their kids beyond those Congress contemplated when they set penalties assuming that warrants would not issue without probable cause?
FBI agents can’t point to any major terrorism cases they’ve cracked thanks to the key snooping powers in the Patriot Act, the Justice Department’s inspector general said in a report Thursday that could complicate efforts to keep key parts of the law operating.
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Vote your conscience in the primaries instead of supporting vote-splitting spoiler third parties in the general election.
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Sorry, my dad was an editor.
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"land, energy and environmental compatibility can be achieved with small- and utility-scale solar energy within existing developed areas in the state of California ... the quantity of accessible energy potentially produced from photovoltaic (PV) [on roofs and covered parking lots alone] ... exceeds current statewide demand."
Nature - the world's best science and medicine on your desktop
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"the federal government's solar investment tax credit (ITC), passed in 2008, is set to expire next year. It offered a 30% tax credit for residential and business installations for solar energy. When it expires in 2016, the tax credit will drop to a more permanent 10%."
The MIT Energy Initiative wants changes in U.S. government policies to better support a much-needed "massive deployment" of solar in the decades ahead.
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+James Salsman​ I can honestly do my own roof labor if the price of the panels isn't inflated by 30% and I can just pay an electrician for the wiring. Same with ditch covers, parking shades, etc. 
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Good cops who paid a big price for doing what we hired them for.
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Serpico should be mentioned. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Serpico
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