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Max Kaehn
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Attended UC Santa Barbara College of Creative Studies
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Steven Universe season 2 is showing this children’s show made up of 15-minute episodes to be a really impressive example of foreshadowing.
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Damn. I've worked for that company (the theoretical one in the essay, not Google).
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Google are investing in making it feasible for more of their workforce to commute on bicycles. (Given that the usual snarl of traffic at Shoreline in the morning completely evaporated when everyone was working from home during a massive office move, getting just a few thousand more people off the roads can make a big difference.)
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Well, only if the bicycles are themselves off the road. Really, the Stevens Creek Trail is their friend.
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BRB, getting funding for a startup to make laptops, phones, and tablets with Faraday cage cases.
This web page contains an overview of, and Q&A about, our recent results published in a technical paper (PDF, 2.1MB), archived as IACR ePrint 2015/170. It will be presented at the Workshop on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (CHES) 2015 in September 2015.
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Mad science calculations: one step on the earthquake magnitude scale matches a 10^1.5× change in energy release, so 1 step is about 32× and 2 steps is 1000×.

If we want to dissipate the expected Big One in California (about an 8), presuming we get a Big One every century, we need a 7 every 3½ years, or a 6 every month, or a 5 every day, or a 4 every hour. (How? Drill for geothermal energy! It triggers earthquakes, just like fracking, and gets you carbon-neutral energy in the bargain.)

If it's a Big One in Japan, that's a 9, which means we need a 5 every hour or a 4 every 1½ minutes.

With magnitude 4 quakes happening that often, I expect buildings built anywhere near the fault line would have interesting new types of foundations to cut down on the shaking experienced. “I’ll be working from home today; I have a technician coming over to inspect my house’s shock absorbers.”
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Make every residence look like a crash couch from an "Expanse" series space ship.
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Distributed server farms and extra home heating!
Nerdalize is rolling out eRadiators in the Netherlands, providing 1000W of heat.
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Fizzy's small enough to probably pull it off. Pickle's too big.
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I have plenty of bees showing up on my pond to visit the flowers and drink water; if they swarm on my property, it’s good to know who to call to find them a good home.
Santa Clara Valley Beekeepers Guild. Silicon Valley's resource on beekeeping, bees, hives, honey and honeybee swarms for those in northern Santa Clara County, including the city of San Jose and it's bay area neighbors.
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I think they prefer the goldfish.
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I’ve been catching up with Steven Universe on Hulu Plus (which streams to my Chromecast) and am quite impressed. It manages to pack some fairly mature topics into funny, short cartoons that are comprehensible by children. It depicts children coping with difficult situations and adults who have flaws, people making mistakes and learning from them. It also has three superheroines of wildly different body types, with no implied criticism. The stories are fun, and would give things for parents to talk about with their kids.
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Amethyst is clearly my avatar in the cartoon.
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In Robert L. Forward's Dragon's Egg and Starquake, he imagines life on the surface of a neutron star, with chemistry controlled by the forces mediating nuclear reactions instead of the electromagnetic interactions familiar to us, all of it operating much, much faster. If black holes are more like neutron stars, with complex structure, could they host life functioning at an even faster pace? Could the universe seem empty of intelligent life because mature civilizations all move to black holes where they get the most computing resources?
By replacing black holes with fuzzballs—dense, star-like objects from string theory—researchers think they can avoid some knotty paradoxes at the edge of physics.
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Heavens know we need a wet winter, but if you know anyone who lives in mudslide territory, suggest to them that they spend the summer getting ready for getting a lot of water in a short time. It may be time to do some work on the rain gutters at Maine Coon Manor.
It all started with a powerful Springtime Kelvin Wave. A trans-ocean telegraphing of heat that signaled the ramp-up toward El Nino during 2014. Heat spread out over the ocean surface and just benea...
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Yes, farmers use a whole lot of Golden State water. But there's no easy solution to the state's drought woes in turning off their taps.
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No, I think something must have happened to change who's considered the go-to people. I'm amazed at the speed of the change given the importance of the library. I wonder if it's the internet that changed things? It looks to me like the writer has dug into a lot of sources and experts, none of whom seem to belong to the Natural Resources Library. This is a wow moment for me at how fast things that seemed permanent changed. Nothing more.
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littleBits puts the power of electronics in the hands of everyone. Make your own electronic creations with no soldering, wiring, or programming required.
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Electronic Legos!
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Education
  • UC Santa Barbara College of Creative Studies
    Physics, 1989 - 1993
  • UC Berkeley College of Engineering
    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 1988 - 1989
  • Albany High School
    1985 - 1989
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Gender
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Other names
Max Rible
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Book addict. Gamer. Maine Coon Cat wrangler. Software engineer.
Introduction
I discovered that proficiency with computers and properly applied laziness led to a career that subsidizes my iniquitous habits.
Bragging rights
Two Maine Coon cats
Work
Occupation
Software Engineer
Skills
C++, Linux, Java, Python
Employment
  • Google
    Senior Software Engineer, 2014 - present
  • Electric Cloud, Inc.
    Senior Software Engineer, 2004 - 2014
  • Electronics for Imaging
    Lead Software Engineer, 2002 - 2004
  • Pico Communications
    Senior Staff Engineer, 2000 - 2002
  • CoVia
    Computer Scientist, 1998 - 2000
  • Quote.com
    Applications Engineer, 1997 - 1998
  • Mpath Interactive
    Member of Technical Staff, 1996 - 1997
  • Verity
    Software Author, 1994 - 1996
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Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Previously
Albany, CA, USA - Goleta, CA, USA
A friendly sangha, newly established in its own quarters after many years at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sunnyvale and recently organized into a nonprofit. Tuesday nights always start with sitting meditation at 7:30, walking meditation at 8:10, and Zen service at 8:20; at 8:30 we move to dharma discussion and spend an hour of freewheeling discussion centered around anything from ancient texts to modern Buddhist writings to dharma talks given by sangha members. Every month, there's an all-day retreat up at Jikoji in the hills above Los Gatos. At the moment, the group is quite small (usually less than a dozen showing up on Tuesday nights). They laugh at my jokes and enjoy the perspective I bring from a science background; the convivial atmosphere has kept me coming back for more than two years now.
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A nice little hole-in-the-wall place, so small that the delicious cooking smells permeate the whole room.
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Good food, a bit loud, but one of the few sources of Chinese food that uses a cooking oil that doesn’t upset my wife’s stomach.
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Plenty of tasty choices, good service, and I can still order favorites that are no longer on the menu. And, of course, superb blueberry coffeecake.
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