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Mark Chu-Carroll
Works at Dropbox, Inc.
Attended Rutgers University
Lives in Westchester County, NY
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The comment thread from my last Cantor crankery post has continued in a way that demonstrates a common issue when dealing with bad math, so I thought it was worth taking the discussion and promoting it to a proper top-level post. The defender of the…
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In my oh-so-abundant free time, I’ve been working on my own little text editor. And one of my motivations is …Continue reading →
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A reader sent me a link to a comment on one of my least favorite major creationist websites, Uncommon Descent (No link, I refuse to link to UD). It’s dumb enough that it really deserves a good mocking. Barry Arrington, June 10, 2016 at 2:45 pm daveS:…
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A couple of people have written to me asking me to say something about Elon Musk’s simulation argument. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find a verbatim quote from Musk about his argument, and I’ve seen a couple of slightly different arguments…
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Since I wrote about Bitcoin a couple of years ago, I’ve had a few people ask me what’s going on with Bitcoin this week. There’s been some pretty hysterical-sounding pieces in the press about bitcoin’s nightmare scenario, and folks want to know what’s…
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A request I’ve gotten from a couple of readers (unrelated to the recent charity thing) is to talk about engineering interviews at tech companies. I’ve been at Google, Foursquare, Twitter, and now Dropbox, so I’ve spent some time inside multiple companies…
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During July, my kids go away to camp. So my wife and I have the opportunity to try new restaurants without having to drag the munchkins around. This year, we tried out a new chinese place in Manhattan, called Hao noodle house. One of the dishes we had was…
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Sometimes, I think that I’m being punished. I’ve written about Cantor crankery so many times. In fact, it’s one of the largest categories in this blog’s index! I’m pretty sure that I’ve covered pretty much every anti-Cantor argument out there. And yet,…
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I’ve been thinking about writing this for a long time. Probably a few years by now. I think it’s probably about time to out myself. I’ve mentioned in the past that I’ve dealt with mental illness. But I’ve never gone in depth about it. There are a lot of…
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What I do in my day job is working on infrastructure systems at dropbox. That means that I’m neck-deep in distributed systems programming – that’s my bread and butter. One of the problems that comes up over and over again in distributed systems is time.…
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The other day, I got a question via email that involves significant figures. Sigfigs are really important in things that apply math to real-world measurements. But they’re poorly understood at best by most people. I’ve written about them before, but not…
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The first donor to the Chesapeake Math program asked me to write about the 196 algorithm, a problem also known as the mystery of the Lychrel numbers. To be completely honest, that’s something that people have asked for in the past, but I’ve never written…
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  • Dropbox, Inc.
    Software Engineer, 2015 - present
  • Twitter Inc.
    Staff Software Engineer, 2013 - 2014
    Software tooling for Mesos.
  • foursquare labs
    Programmer, 2011 - 2013
  • Google
    Software Engineer, 2007 - 2011
  • IBM
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Software engineer, programming language maniac, and author of Good Math/Bad Math.
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Serious geek, math nerd, general dork. Winner of the "Geekiest Science Blogger", 2007.
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  • University of Delaware
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