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Greggory Tucker
Works at Ayearon Inc
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Lives in Kanagawa, Japan
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A lot of risk remains: Debt and (not much) deleveraging.
Global debt has grown by $57 trillion and no major economy has decreased its debt-to-GDP ratio since 2007. High government debt in advanced economies, mounting household debt, and the rapid rise of China’s debt are areas of potential concern. A McKinsey Global Institute article.
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Multiple realities in this mess.
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It doesn't appear to be available in this country anymore..
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Apology accepted and keep spreading the word. 
By Mark Lynas - I want to start with some apologies. For the record, here and upfront, I apologize for having spent several years ripping up GM crops. I am also
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Because they're easy to lie to...
The midterms were as much a referendum on Obama as they were the byproduct of GOP's successful fear-mongering
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"We now have a large set of data, both experimental and observational, showing that genetically modified feed is safe and nutritionally equivalent to non-GMO feed. There does not appear to be any health risk to the animals, and it is even less likely that there could be any health effect on humans who eat those animals."

"In order to maintain the position that GMOs are not adequately tested, or that they are harmful or risky, you have to either highly selectively cherry pick a few outliers of low scientific quality, or you have to simply deny the science."
Visit almost any anti-GMO website and you will find alarming headlines about the alleged dangers of GMO foods. They kill pigs, cows and sheep on farms and in lab studies! Humans are next! "Monsanto’s GMO Feed Creates Horrific Physical Ailments in Animals," screams a typical article, in AlterNet, a popular anti-GMO site. It [...]
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Modified rice, for example, has the potential to improve the lives of billions.

Characterizing corporations as evil is unhelpful. They suffer from cognitive state capture. It is up to science and society to manage that 
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First in a 3 part series on Configuration Management. 
Understanding Value For the purpose of understanding the value of Configuration Management, we have to trace how value is added to transactions. The value transaction is important to the supplier b...
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Worth a look.
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AMAZING!
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I noticed Fox News turned it up to 11 on Net Neutrality as well. I am glad Obama made the statement he did. 
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Finally a sensible analysis of the subject, that highlights why I feel self-piloted airplanes will become widespread sooner than cars. 
A good technology demonstration so wows you with what the product can do that you might forget to ask about what it can't. Case in point: Google's self-driving car. There is a surprisingly long list of the things the car can't do, like avoid potholes or operate in heavy rain...
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Once again Turkey is telling us the truth. And once again we are not listening. The US is stumbling headlong into another Middle East debacle.
Following the recent safe return of 46 Turkish hostages held by the Islamic State, hopes were raised that Turkey would finally commit to joining the US-led coalition now fighting the group. Yet Turkey remains reticent, owing to the legacy of its Syria policy and to the belief that US President Barack Obama's strategy is shortsighted.
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Education
  • Coursera
    Lifetime Learning, 2012 - present
    Functional Programming in Scala, Models, Operations Management
  • University of Nebraska–Lincoln
    Computer Science Engineering, 1987 - 1991
  • University of Phoenix
    MBA/Global Management, 2006 - 2008
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Male
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Tagline
ITSM consultant, father, Gaijin, Space Enthusiast
Introduction
Interests:
  • IT Service Management / IT Management
  • Value (Creation, Capture, Preservation)
  • Models
  • Future
  • Human to Mars (H2M)
Bragging rights
200+ dives in Philippines, Australia, Indonesia, and Maldives. Two half marathons and two kids--no causation.
Work
Occupation
IT Management, Consulting
Skills
IT Service Management, Project Management, ITIL, ITIL v3 Expert, COBIT5, BMC FootPrints
Employment
  • Ayearon Inc
    Senior ITSM Consultant, 2010 - present
    Consulting in IT Service Management best practices, including ITIL v3/2011, and implementation and administration of BMC FootPrints products. Implementation and support of multiple processes: Incident, Problem, Change, Service Request Fulfillment, Security Access, Asset Management, Hire/Terms, and Facilities; in global SOX-controlled mobile/local real-time data provider. Implementation of Service Desk and Asset Management processes for multi-state farm cooperative association.
  • Numara Software
    Senior Implementation Consultant, 2007 - 2010
    Consulted with 75+ IT departments on good practices involving ITIL framework, FootPrints, AssetManager (Centennial), and Asset Management Platform (AMP). Incident Management & Service Requests (50+ engagements), Change Management (15 engagements), and Configuration Management (16 engagements), Problem Management (4 engagements) process areas. Also Service Catalog and Knowledge Management.
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Currently
Kanagawa, Japan
Previously
Omaha, NE - Dallas, TX - Portland, OR - Tokyo, Japan - Kawasaki, Japan
Friendly, relaxed ambience. They have decaf
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reviewed a week ago
The cold Borscht is to live and die for.
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reviewed a week ago
This place is now "Spicy India" (スパイシーインド) and it is excellent.
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reviewed a month ago
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They sat me down at a dirty table. I ordered the meat lasagna from the specials and found the ingredients were mostly bland and uninteresting. The starter bread was cold stale loaf bread with packet butter and some kind of peppers in oil drained of all taste. The waiting staff were decent if unremarkable, but at least had the knowledge to be embarrassed by the table setting. Overall disappointing experience.
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Nice little place. It was empty when I arrived but quickly filled up. The only downside is they allow smoking.
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reviewed 2 months ago