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He tries to institutionalise the Obama mode of operation into his party.  One thing I find amusing is watching the folk with their lifetime moment to press the flesh with Obama, turn their back on him - 'No hand shake for me, thanks!'  Instead they hold their mobile aloft and grin madly for a selfie, Obama's neck rising from their shoulder, like an even stranger Zaphod Beeblebrox.  And then with a whisk of the impossibility drive... he is gone.
 
The Obama Economy
In case you missed it, President Obama addressed the winter meeting of the Democratic National Committee on Friday in Washington D.C. If you want to hear them, try this link:  http://www.c-span.org/video/?324445-1/president-obama-remarks-2015-dnc-winter-meeting

I love it when the President is able to list the economic successes we've had under his leadership and policies. I'm sure the Republicans cringe when he starts listing them.

Democrats and Republicans are on opposite poles in economic poilcy. The President pointed that out Friday.  He couldn't keep from taunting Republicans a bit that all their predictions of doom and gloom had not panned out.  http://news.yahoo.com/obama-says-no-accident-economy-improving-watch-163831575--politics.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory&soc_trk=fb

We know that Republican ideas of tax breaks for the wealthy and corporations and lessening regulations just don't work.  Look at the states that have tried that strategy. It is an utter failure.

Democrats believe the way to grow the economy is to raise the minimum wage, help folks get healthcare affordably, and create jobs by rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure to name a few ideas.

President Obama encouraged Democrats to remember this as we are heading into the 2016 elections. I strongly encourage all Democrats running in 2016 to stand proudly with our President and his successes.
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"travel back a few years to Mountain View, Calif., deep inside the sleek offices of Google. There, amid the colorful campus logos and swaying sycamore trees, the company’s founders and a handful of trusted executives came up with a list of 100 futuristic ideas.

These included indoor GPS and a project called the Google Brain. But the excitement was reserved for a new genre of wearable computers that could be attached to skin or, possibly, worn like glasses.

By late 2009, Eric Schmidt, then Google’s chief executive, approached Sebastian Thrun, a genius jack-of-many-trades researcher at Stanford University, and recruited him to build out these ideas. Mr. Thrun, instructed to come up with a cool name, temporarily called the lab “Google X,” hoping to choose something better later." -NYT

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CS50x Trailer 2015: http://youtu.be/1Cvp1lZaE2w

Microsoft's Steve ballemer, holy kaw. 
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He's here.
 
Scotland in the morning! I'm looking forward to Edinburgh and Glasgow tomorrow. Details here: http://chrishadfield.ca/events/
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Hey edx, you're teasing me, this is the video for the Functional programming course which I would LOVE you to repeat.  Linux, well maybe when I own my first space station eh.  So when will Delftx return?  

Also I'd love the first course from Lorraine, to be repeated, since there's some overlap.  I installed all the programming IDE thing, then found the archived course wouldn't grade me, grrrr.
 
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Stay to the very end of this video, it's mind blowing.

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Believe it or not, 2014 is almost over and 2015 is right around the corner. With a new year comes new opportunities, and around this time we at LinkedIn are typically asked the following question: “Who’s getting hired and what are they doing?” To get to an answer, we analyzed the skills and experience data in over 330 million LinkedIn member profiles. If your skills fit one of the categories below, there’s a good chance you either started a new j...
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When the world suddenly lost Robin Williams in August at the age of 63, friends and fans of the comedian were heartbroken. So was Billy...
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learning.
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Focus. Except when it gets really hard, then my mind wanders. Nothing that exceptional.
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London
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Expect the expected. It leaves more room for delight.
Introduction
I am Outis.  Nobody.  Look to the West, the sun rises piercing night's chill embrace... while I slip away.

Moreover, I have an electric soul!  I put my finger in a socket and now I fluoresce.  Encircle me with your inductive phones and electric toothbrushes and I'll charge them.  Or kick them into a wall, I mean Jesus, what the hell man?


Bragging rights
I eliminated news, and replaced it with a google+ habit. Please God, save me from squander.
Education
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    MITx Intro to Computer science, 2012 - 2013
    The MIT dream team. https://www.edx.org/ MOOC
  • Harvard University
    The ancient Greek hero, 2013 - 2013
    Harvardx MOOC, thankyou so much Professor Nagy. https://www.edx.org/
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Artificial intelligence, 2013 - 2013
    God bless edX! Brilliant learning cartoons with brillianter voicing by Professor Klein. https://www.edx.org/
  • Duke University
    Think again - how to reason and argue, 2012 - 2013
    Broke down arguments, and figured out what made them strong or flawed. Identified common fallacies.
  • Brown University
    Linear Algebra through computer science applications, 2013 - 2013
    We made an AI to improve breast cancer detection, no more gropey docs! Thankyou Brown.
  • Pittsburg State University
    Accountable Talk, 2013 - 2013
    Building learning through talk.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Introduction to Electronics and Circuits, 2012 - 2012
    Professor Anant Agarwall is a rockstar. This was so rigourous, I entered rigour mortis waiting for homeworks to grade. The green tick was the drug which quickened my pulse. https://www.edx.org/
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That Guy
What the hell is up with their door? You have to boot it like Vinny Jones. I ventured into the gloom within, it all felt a little like the China mans shop from Germlins. I sat down, and the bench back was vertical, begging for military posture. Christmas stars glittered from the ceiling. I was drawn towards the brightly lit square of buffet, my eyes swam at the splendour and my mouth swirled with saliva. It's a compact all you can eat in the centre of town, and possibly the cheapest in Edinburgh - £7.50. Sit near the alleged door and you'll lose fingers to frost bite, but otherwise, cheap, filling, attractive.
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During the great fire of Edinburgh, the wooden dutch steeple of the Tron caught fire, and the lead roof melted and ran down the street in streams. Middle class tourists came up to watch the poor town burn. Sir Walter Scott, the JK Rowling of his day, looked on and remarked 'Eh sirs, mony a weary, weary sermon have I heard beneath that steeple!', and then it came crashing down, his heart must have danced. Today it's an occasional bar, often with a band playing. There's a wonderful mural of the 1745 Jacobite rising capturing the city, the high spirits of the Highlander conquerors distracting from the baltic chill, otherwise known as 'atmosphere'. Wear a hat, or icicles will grow from your bangs. It's height and squashed width give it a strange ambiance. Here's a little factoid. It's only half a church. The other half was demolished for South Bridge.
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George and Jim's, next door, is wonderful. The aging waist-coated barber is so successful at being friendly, he feels like a caring friend. I came out beatifuller and refreshed for the madding crowd.
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Kept my keys when I lost them, 5 stars for services to bicyclists.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
This place is fantastic! The pool is larger than Warrender Baths, and kept incredibly hot. Hotter, and bigger than Virgin gym's pool. Although it *may* be busier. The gym has been upgraded, so now there's a barbell, as well as dumbells, everything required for strength building. There's also the running machines, steppers?, and rowers, to build up a sweat. Oh and the showers, Oh Lord thankyou for the showers. There's a sauna and cakes are on the corner for Bridget Jones.
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