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Wesley Bland
Works at Intel Corporation
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Lives in Champaign, IL
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So far, my review of Mavericks is:

Why do we have this right now? Shouldn't it have been finished first? If you're going to do a complete overhaul of the interface the other Apple devices use, shouldn't you update the UI of the machine we spend all day staring at too? It seems like they needed another few months do update the look, feel, icons, etc. to match.
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I've changed my recommendation from "User beware" to "Do not upgrade".
My Mac randomly signs me out, there are lots of graphical glitches and the multi-mon full screen functionality is very wonky.
Overall, I want Lion back. =(
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Not a bad way to spend a Sunday. Go USA! Beat Panama! (For those of you not in Chicago, you can watch us win on FOX)
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The blurb that gets captured here makes this look like a done deal. It's not quite there yet, but hopefully soon. Very soon. Can we basically just focus on this for a while please FAA? I don't really care if the Dreamliner batteries work or not. I just want to not put away my iPad as soon as you close that stupid door and make me sit on the runway for 30 minutes before taking off.
Phone calls will still be banned, but powering down will no longer be required.
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Oh yes I understood, just thought I'd mention it. Of course by me adding an unrelated tag to this I think the machine learning algorithms are having a tough time : what does the FAA and slow cookers have in common? :-) 
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Well that was fast.
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Woo!
 
In 2 days, Ender's Game trailer arrives! Watch it at 1PM PT on +YouTube and +Ender's Game
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The dreaded triple meme!

If you didn't watch yesterday's The Daily Show, go to their website. Watch it, then watch this!

#McConnelling  
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Stick with it to the end to see a rather odd coincidence. I wonder what the exact number is.
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It's not a coincidence, it's further proof that the Illuminati control both the music industry and the space station. :-)
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I'm just wondering. For those of you who are coders and learned to use VI/Emacs, do you still use them or did you move to a more GUI based editor (GVIM and XEmacs don't count here)?
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Oh, plugins are definitely a must. I use cscope all the time. It makes flying around the MPICH source (700k lines) easy. 
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Oh God. This is the time of year that all self-control goes out the window. GOG is having their Summer Sale now, Steam's will start any day now. We're all doomed. Oh well. In the meantime, Torchlight is FREE (as in beer) for the next 2 days. Awesome game. Go grab it!
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I got it yesterday! My wallet is happy especially before the steam sale starts...
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I know that it probably won't live up to the book and I'll probably be disappointed, but I still really want to see this movie.
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But why did they cast Harrison Ford??? Ugh...
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Hmmm....this looks interestingly fun. Eh +Wesley Alvaro?
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And that makes 4. =D
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Computer Scientist
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  • Intel Corporation
    Senior Software Developer, 2015 - present
  • Argonne National Laboratory
    Postdoctoral Appointee, 2013 - 2015
  • University of Tennessee
    Graduate Research Assistant, 2007 - 2013
  • Concord United Methodist Church
    Basketball Coordinator, 2008 - 2012
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Intern, 2004 - 2010
  • Tennessee Technological University
    Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, 2004 - 2007
  • Chick-fil-A
    Team Member, 2001 - 2003
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Champaign, IL
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Bolingbrook, IL - Knoxville, TN - Cookeville, TN
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Have a dog named Ada (named after the first programmer) and a son named Eli (named after the prophet)
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  • University of Tennessee
    Ph. D. Computer Science, 2009 - 2013
  • Tennessee Technological University
    B.S. Computer Science, 2003 - 2007
  • University of Tennessee
    M.S. Computer Science, 2007 - 2009
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This is by far the worst Sonic I've ever been to. No matter how many second chances I give them, the service is always slow and terribly inaccurate. I never get out in less than 10 minutes even in the drive-thru. Other Sonics are fine, but this one is awful. I'm done with it.
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