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Richard Gillmann
Attended California Institute of Technology
Lives in Issaquah, WA
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Why we have such great inequality and why it's getting worse. 
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Fabulous video - love it!
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Adam Langley has the coding details of the Apple "gotofail" bug, which apparently existed in both iOS and OS/X. It's interesting to me that the compiler should have caught this bug.  It's straightforward: a hard goto around some code which is thus unreachable.  As a former developer for Microsoft C++, out of curiosity I tested the offending code on Microsoft Visual C++ 2012. It caught the bug just fine at compile time.

Of course, it's bad style to use a goto in any case, but I can't really blame it here.  The same sort of error is possible with ifs and brackets.
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This study, like so many like it, implies, but fails to show, that going to college causes higher earnings.  It may just be that those who graduate from  college are more capable, and those who drop out of high school less capable.  The effect of the schooling itself on success is not shown.
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Part of the answer (or is it the question) is that immigrants are quite willing to do both high school level jobs (flipping burgers,etc.) and JC jobs (office droid, etc.) for less money than natives. This has driven wages for these jobs down. Supply and demand. This may correct itself if immigration stops and the immigrants become assimilated.

I'm pleased that I was able to go to college when you could do it without loans. My wife and I just worked two jobs.
   
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Nice version of "All Of Me"
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There'll always be an England department:  The Liberal Democrat candidate in the Clifton North by-election got fewer votes than the candidate of the Bus-pass Elvis Party.  The Elvis candidate "Lord Biro" favors legalising brothels, with a 30% discount for old age pensioners.
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That is the silliest thing I ever heard.. mIL
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You did a great job with this!
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3,000 nanometers wide, these tiny devices can travel in biological fluids and operate on individual cells.
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I, too, didn't think much of Windows 8. But I find it interesting that my 12yo daughter and her friends are keen on it, on a touchscreen laptop. They use the Metro interface. They like the voice input to Word which is built in. So maybe I am an old fuddy duddy clutching my mouse.
 
"The reason this happened is that while Sinofsky had the maniacal power and force of will of a Steve Jobs, he lacked Jobs' best gift: An innate understanding of good design. Windows 8 is not well-designed. It's a mess. But Windows 8 is a bigger problem than that. Windows 8 is a disaster in every sense of the word."
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  • California Institute of Technology
    1965 - 1969
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