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Joseph Turian
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What a great concept for startup pitches: Rage comics

http://startuprage.com/
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Agreed - the dropbox one was brilliant.
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What circles do you have? My first pass: Friends, Personal (i.e. Close Friends), Business, and Geek (i.e. Tech talk).
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What? No family?
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BREAKING: Demand Progress Founder Aaron Swartz ARRESTED!

Moments ago, Aaron Swartz, former executive director and founder of Demand Progress, was indicted by the US government. As best as we can tell, he is being charged with allegedly downloading too many scholarly journal articles from the Web. The government contends that downloading said articles is actually felony computer hacking and should be punished with time in prison.

http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/support_aaron/
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+Brian Vandenberg The full grand jury indictment is here: http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/217115-20110719-schwartz.html

Basically, he wrote a scraper and started pounding on JSTOR in contravention of their Terms of Service, and kept evading both JSTOR's and MIT's efforts to stop him. Then he broke into a network equipment closet at MIT and plugged in his laptop/external hard drives there. All while he wasn't even supposed to be on MIT campus in the first place. All while he had no business on MIT campus in the first place, and in fact was a Harvard Ethics fellow (the irony).

I tend to agree that JSTOR needs to die and be replaced with a well seeded torrent, but it seems pretty clear that he did more than "download too many articles".

EDIT: and oh look, he's a dickhead for an entirely disjoint set of reasons: https://plus.google.com/113164038788726940319/posts/HJz9Vd58Wtb#113164038788726940319/posts/HJz9Vd58Wtb
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  • Harvard University
    Computer Science, 1997 - 2001
  • New York University
    Machine Learning + NLP (CS), 2001 - 2007
  • Université de Montréal
    Deep learning (ML), 2007 - 2010
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Gentleman data scientist and consultant
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    President, present
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Buenos Aires - Montreal - Great Neck, New York
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