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Doug Balog
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I have a bad feeling that this will happen more in the next 4 years.

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Funny Target commercial from SNL.

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Its always interesting to hear JB Straubel talk about Tesla.

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One of my co-workers at Target's Pittsburgh Data Science and Engineering office wrote a blog post on tuning Apache Spark. Our group brought Spark to Target and we are encouraging other groups at Target to use it. Our group does almost all our work in Scala and in addition to Spark, we also use Akka, Kafka, and Cassandra. If this sounds interesting to you, ping me. We have a few openings on jobs.target.com in Pittsburgh.

https://target.github.io/data%20science%20and%20engineering/numspark

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You know those people who sell bottles of water around PNC park ?
I always thought they were enterprising individuals trying to make a buck.
Well, I'm pretty sure its a big organized operation. Today I saw them setting up on my lunch walk.

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City driving is hard. I was behind an Uber self driving car this evening, and it got stuck trying to go through a tricky light. Then a truck really screwed things up. 

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Interesting podcast with a guy that tears down cars and writes very detailed reports on what it takes to build them. He thinks very highly of the BMW i3, calls it the Model T of our time.

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The Article contains a really cool video on how they transport Wind Turbine Blades to the top of a mountain in China. Its really wild how the blades are mounted on the truck and how they can reposition the blades to avoid obstacles.

http://truckyeah.jalopnik.com/your-job-is-cake-compared-to-these-wind-turbine-blade-t-1785943201

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