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Jeremy Smith
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One of my favorite photos of my daughter.  I really regret I didn't write down the girl's name.   You don't have the full story without the geolocation; sadly, we took it with the wrong camera, so I had to add it manually just now.  (Google photos, can you figure it out?)

We only spent about 30 minutes at the rest stop, but it was a good 30 minutes for both of them.
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Just grabbed tickets to this year's Bonnaroo. This year is a family (+Whitney Berry) affair: McCartney, Mumford and Sons, Petty, Bjork, Macklemore, Wu-Tang, and Weird Al!
See who's playing Bonnaroo 2013, which of your friends are going, and pick your own favorites.
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The smoking gun: Confirmation that the extinction of the dinosaurs was, indeed, caused by the asteroid impact at Chicxulub. By new, very high-precision measurements of Argon isotope ratios, they show that the extinction and the impact happened within 32,000 years of each other – which, on geological timescales, is pretty much a perfect match. They conclude that ecosystems which were already under great stress were tipped over the edge by a massive impact which blocked out the light of the Sun.

So, there you have it. All the megafauna of the Cretaceous, the Goliaths of their age, slain by a rock.
Abstract. Mass extinctions manifest in Earth's geologic record were turning points in biotic evolution. We present 40Ar/39Ar data that establish synchrony between the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary and...
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A six-mile-long rock from OUTER SPACE. A respectable nemesis if ever there was one.
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Next time, kid, say it's a thermal detonator.   Your principal won't be able to piece those two words together, and you'll be fine.
 
A boy pretending to save the earth destroyed an imaginary evil thing in an imaginary box with an imaginary grenade. For that brave/creative/7-year-old boy act, his school has given him a real suspension.
LOVELAND -- A 7-year-old Mary Blair Elementary School student says hes confused about getting in trouble for trying to save the world from evil, though Thompson School District officials contend that...
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As a parent of two kids who are daily in the Castro district, I'm really disappointed by this.  I like San Francisco's left-libertarianism, and part of that is letting the law distinguish between what is measurably harmful, and what is just a matter of preference.   We have plenty of data on humans and how much they are harmed by seeing other people nude: zero.  
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Advice, for grizzly bears, on fitting in with twenty-somethings

"... so when you are at a gathering and a stumbling woman drinking a tall glass of suicide asks why you are not 'drinking,' say "it is insane that you would suggest that," remove your gigantic pot of honey, and begin messily pouring it into your mouth, not stopping until you have finished it." 

(via the hairpin and the rumpus)
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Wow!  Meteor over Russia.
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As an economist, he forgot the obvious: many people make money hand-over-fist each time one of these tragedies occur. Unfortunately, probably more people than those directly harmed.
Forgive me if I've already offended you with the title of this piece, but I'm an economist. As such, I tend to weigh up the costs and benefits of just about anything when trying to figure out what it ...
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  • Google
    Release Engineer, 2005 - present
  • Department of Veteran's Affairs
    Development Sysadmin, 2002 - 2005
  • Qwest
    Systems Engineer, 1998 - 2002
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    OS Technologist, 1996 - 1997
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