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Mark Chu-Carroll
Works at Dropbox, Inc.
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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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I’ve been terrible about updating the blog lately. Personal life interferes sometimes, but I’m trying to build up a backlog of posts so that I can get the blog moving again without too much pressure. In the meantime, I’ve got a request for you folks.…
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My friend Dr24hours sent me a link via twitter to a new piece of mathematical crackpottery. It’s the sort of thing that’s so trivial that I might lust ignore it – but it’s also a good example of something that someone commented on in my previous post.…
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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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This is a traditional chinese dish. It’s affectionately known as chinese spaghetti. My wife has been telling me about it for years, and I’ve been trying to reproduce it for years. I’ve finally gotten it to the point where she’s happy with it. It’s a fun…
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A bunch of readers sent me a link to a tweet this morning from Professor Jordan Ellenberg: If you're writing a math textbook and you're not sure you understand a piece of math, just don't include it. http://t.co/nVe6oLvLhg — Jordan Ellenberg…
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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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Software Engineer
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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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Westchester County, NY
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Bridgewater, NJ - Bridgewater, NJ - Ramsey, NJ - Newark, DE
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Encyclopedia of American Loons: #282: Glenn Moon
americanloons.blogspot.com

Glenn Moon (not related to Sun Myung other than in spirit) may have received less attention, but he is surely no more in touch with reality.

Everyone should program, or Programming is Hard? Both! | Good Math, Bad ...
scientopia.org

I saw something on twitter a couple of days ago, and I promised to write this blog post about it. As usual, I'm behind on all the stuff I wa

Evernote
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Evernote turns your Android device into an extension of your brain. ★ New York Times ‘Top 10 Must-Have App’, Winner: TechCrunch Crunchies,

Alidoro
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View the menu for Alidoro. Updated regularly.