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Geoffrey Romer
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Juniper just took a look at my stomach and exclaimed with delight that I'm going to have a baby.

I think I need to lose some weight.
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Gotta love those totally unfiltered kid comments. 
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All excellent questions. Unfortunately, thanks to the question for Ben Carson, I'm not going to be able to sleep tonight.
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Thanks for that Geoff.  Maybe I'll think of something clever to say after I finish silently screaming...
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Is it just me, or is the word "bonkers" making a comeback?

If so, I heartily approve.
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B-A-N-A-N-A-S!
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"Your password cannot be more than 16 characters long."

Oh, Microsoft. How I've missed you.
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They used to hash the first and second 8-characters separately. So the overall complexity was like 65 bits. I don't know if that is still true.
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The new "Mission Impossible" is quite good. I particularly appreciated something about the ending, which isn't really a spoiler but you may wish to skip anyway...










It's really nice to have an ending where, for once, the villain doesn't die. And not because they're setting up a sequel (the M:I movies scrupulously avoid that sort of continuity) but because it makes for a better movie. This movie understands, where the rest of Hollywood does not, that you don't need to kill the villain to achieve catharsis, or even to gratify the audience's desire for vengeance. The fact that the hero wins by outsmarting the villain, not out-punching or out-shooting him, is a nice bonus.
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I'll get you next time, Gadget! NEEXXXXTT TIMMEEE!!!
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I always knew this day would come, but I didn't expect it to be so soon.

Obviously recorded voice: Hi, this is <some guy>.
Me: Is this a recording?
Obviously recorded voice: Haha, do I sound that bad?
<beat>
Obviously recorded voice: Can we continue?
Me: Who did you say this was?
<click>

The Turing Test arms race has officially begun.
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WHY DID NOBODY TELL ME THIS BEFORE I MOVED HERE?
The next full-margin rupture of the Cascadia subduction zone will spell the worst natural disaster in the history of the continent. Credit Illustration by Christoph Niemann; Map by Ziggymaj / Getty
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The east side is mostly new enough that this isn't a problem. 
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For the record: I really hate bees.
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Are they calling you about air cleaning again?
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I stumbled across an optical illusion, and I'm completely baffled by it: when I view the picture directly (image #1), the footprints look normal, but when I see them in the mirror (image #2), they appear to be raised out of the sand instead of sunk into it. This makes no sense to me. I'm familiar with this general class of optical illusions, but I know nothing that would explain how reversing left and right could make a difference. Does anyone else see the same thing? Can anyone explain it?
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Ross saw it in the original print in our room and it drove him buggy because he'd see it raised one time and depressed the next. Didn't look at the mirror reflection though.
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Emily normally ignores the TV, but I guess polar bears are an exception. She sat like this for several minutes, and didn't take her eyes off the screen until the show had moved on to meerkats.
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"These aren't even real cats."
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Some pointed questions for supporters of this initiative (who I presume to be mostly liberals, since I saw this in a Ben and Jerry's):

1. Is the Sierra Club an individual? How about Planned Parenthood? The New York Times? The Democratic Party? If you answered no to any of those questions, what do you anticipate will be the consequences of amending the constitution to repeal literally all of their constitutional rights?

2. How, if at all, do you go about publishing a pamphlet, newspaper, book, or website without spending money? Will there be grey areas in the definition of what counts as spending money? Who do you expect will be best able to navigate those restrictions, and risk entering those grey areas?

3. Do you trust a legislature elected under the current system to write the regulations this amendment would allow? If not, why are you asking them to do it? If so, what problem are you trying to solve?
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I didn't even consider it after reading the description "urge the legislature". What does that even mean? How is that an initiative?
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Education
  • Harvey Mudd College
    Computer Science, 1999 - 2003
  • UCSD
    Computer Science, 2003 - 2006
  • Lick Wilmerding High School
    1995 - 1999
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    Software Engineer, 2006 - present
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The Naan is wonderful, and generously portioned, and all the food is excellent. Physical space is cold and slightly shabby. Pet peeve: no changing table in men's restroom.
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