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The spoiler was at 3:52 the whole time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w211KOQ5BMI

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I moved to the west coast over 4 years ago and I've noticed that many western cities seem to be in denial about the influence of racism in their history. Perhaps it's too convenient to assume that racial atrocities in America were limited to the south east.

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"As Neda Maghbouleh pointed out for an article in the January 2009 issue of Center for New Racial Studies, the 2008 presidential campaign of Barack Obama gave Portland newspapers a striking image of its racial makeup. Just look at the photo above from Portland during Senator Obama’s presidential campaign. You’d be forgiven for thinking that maybe Dave Matthews Band was about to go on stage.

The racial composition of any American city is a product of its history. This may seem painfully obvious, but it’s something that we need to say out loud and type in bold letters to fully appreciate. The racial composition of any American city is a product of its history. And its a history that so many people in Oregon, in Minnesota, in any other “whitopia” don’t seem to be privy to."

http://gizmodo.com/oregon-was-founded-as-a-racist-utopia-1539567040

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I miss Freeside.

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First flight & crash of a Tricopter today.  I think the servo came loose and sent it into a death spiral.  The impact with the ground sent the camera flying.  I was recording at 60 fps and was able to get a couple good screen shots from the video as it flipped though the air.
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My interactive presentation on digital signal processing is now available on the web. Annoy your neighbors whistling into your microphone!

More details, source code, etc. at the site.

Crosspost: <http://kpreid.livejournal.com/52068.html>

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We are thrilled to announce that we will be having a baby girl in May 2015!
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"When discussing self-driving cars, people tend to ask a lot of superficial questions: how much will these cars cost? Is this supposed to replace my car at home? Is this supposed to replace taxis or Uber? What if I need to use a drive-thru? 

They ignore the smarter questions. They ignore the fact that 45% of disabled people in the US still work. (Source: page 20) They ignore the fact that 95% of a car's lifetime is spent parked.(Source) They ignore how this technology could transform the lives of the elderly, or eradicate the need for parking lots or garages or gas stations. They dismiss the entire concept because they don't think a computer could ever be as good at merging on the freeway as they are. 

They ignore the great, big, beautiful picture staring them right in the face: that this technology could make our lives so much better."
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