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Robert Lillis
Works at UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory
Attended Trinity College, Dublin
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Nice 'shame on both your houses' statements from the freed hikers: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/09/25/national/main20111399.shtml
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got his 'Welcome to the United States letter from the US Citizenship & Immigration services... 5 mins ago....GREEN CARD APPROVED!!!!!
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wow. I guess they're letting in just about anybody these days.
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just went running at Albany waterfront park, a.k.a Thunderdome from Mad Max: rocks & rubbish everywhere, burning oil drums, mean-arse barking dogs, huge wood-n-metal garbage statues (see link) and encampments of itinerant miscreants....
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I love how Google+ lets me see random pics of friends; yes, mr. Lillis - that is why this photo gets a comment 3 yrs out ; )
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SEATTLE—With his wife away on a research trip for the Gates Foundation, Microsoft founder Bill Gates spent $56 million on Amazon in a single marathon session late Wednesday night.
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Oakland Earthquake 2 mins ago.
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I keep hearing 3.6, but it was centered right by our house, so it was pretty rumbly. I flung my arm over Jasper (to keep him safe, obv) and Puppet barked at it. Personally, I like it when the Hayward releases a little tension now and then...
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Beware UPS: from a guy in my building:

Okay, Ladies and Gents, it's time to give you a heads up on UPS.

UPS has been having some major theft problems. For a brief period I was asked to use them to send my optical goods out to a certain optical lab. A few weeks ago, three of my packages were either stolen or lost after they were deposited in a UPS box in downtown San Francisco. They were never found and I had to foot the bill for some of the contents' worth.

I mentioned this to my UPS carrier and he told me that they had to fire a large number of workers in New York City due to theft. It's apparently a well kept secret.

In general, home delivery doesn't require a signature EXCEPT if you place a monetary value on the goods you are sending. If you list nothing, they are liable for only $100 and can leave the packages at the property, but I have heard of packages being left at the wrong address several times so the packages may indeed have been delivered. . .but not to us!

If you put a monetary value on the package, the MUST get a signature. It costs a little more, but it is worth it these days.

If you have a choice of carrier, my choice is FedEx. I've never had a package lost with them. Locally, OnTrac is also good as is Norcal.
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another step forward in government efficiency: NASA combining 2 of its previously separate mission directorates into one: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nasa-creates-human-exploration-and-operations-directorate-127583428.html
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has announced the creation of the Human Exploration and...WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has announced the creation...
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Stare at a computer screen trying to make sense of information sent millions of miles.
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  • UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory
    Assistant Research Physicist, 2008 - present
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Easily-amused Irish bloke in the San Francisco Bay Area
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  • Trinity College, Dublin
    BA, Theoretical Physics, 1997 - 2001
  • University of California, Berkeley
    MA, Physics, 2001 - 2003
  • University of California, Berkeley
    PhD, Physics, 2003 - 2006
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