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Rob Napier
Attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Lives in Raleigh, NC
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rncryptor. Showing 1-1 of 1 topics. SECURITY: Multi-byte password truncation, and the new RNCryptor format version (v3), Rob Napier, 12/19/13.
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Who knows how long it will last, but for the moment I am a best selling author. #1 in Mobile & Wireless Computing. iOS 5 Programming Pushing the Limits is shipping and I hear some of the first people have received their copies. http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/books/377557011
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+David Mayhew It's been very exciting for us. I'm just really glad that it seems to be helpful to people. We've really been blown away by some of the reviews.
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NC took another step towards, again, writing bigotry into our Constitution by passing SB514. We do this from time to time. We get a lot of peer pressure from South Carolina and Alabama, and we don't always feel like we're Southern enough for them. We were reluctant to secede, and they've never let us live that down.

This amendment is very broad and forbids recognition of civil unions or any other "domestic legal union." I know that'll hurt people, but right now my concern is the next eight months of hate signs that my boys are going to see. Stuff like this guy's: http://www.bilerico.com/2010/07/nom_bus_rolls_into_indianapolis.php.

I believe the only answer to hate speech is love speech. We're going to need a lot of love speech. Please consider a donation to Equality NC (equalitync.org) so we can talk louder about love. It's going to be a long eight months.
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For every time +Tyra Twomey-Smith has begged me to keep going even though what I had so far was crap....
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This is Ira Glass talking to creative people about getting past The Gap. Every single creative person I've talked to about this has said some version of "I wish someone had told me this," so I'm posting it here in the event that one of you reading my dumb G+ stuff is sort of like me ten years ago.

...which is to say younger, thinner, and terrified about wasting your time making crap that nobody cares about.

I recommend printing it out and hanging it up in your creative space next to the Cult of Done Manifesto.
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I tell my students, when they say "ugh, I HATE writing," that all writers hate writing. Writing is painful and takes forever and most of what you see on the page you hate anyway. Writers love having written. It's not my quote; I don't remember where I got it, either. Bad, bad educator. But it's true. Most days. Some days I forget to hate it, though. :)
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Your programs need to deal gracefully with being offline. Mugunth Kumar has built an excellent toolkit that manages REST connections while offline called MKNetworkKit, and Chapter 17 of our book is de...
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I bought one for Chris. Watch the first video of the "physical video game." I love that really simple projects can be built by plugging in three things and writing a dozen lines of simple code. Just the kind of thing Chris would love to go with his Snap Circuits. Now I just have to wait for Teague to start building them....
Teagueduino is an open source electronic board that allows you to realize creative ideas without soldering or knowing how to code.
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Good, good. Everything is going according to plan. It won't be long now.
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Another interesting Kickstarter project for those of you interested in scripts and alphabets.
An exhibition of carved Vermont maple boards depicting many of the world's endangered forms of writing.
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I really like this idea. Anything that skips the crazy of the inflation period and dark energy is a plus in my book. Dark energy always feels like "aether" to me. There's got to be a better answer. If I'm reading this correctly, if matter and antimatter repel, then in a strong enough gravitational field real particles should be generated from virtual particles, just like you get for charged particles in a strong electrical field. Check. So you emit the "opposite" particle (vs. the black hole) since it's repelled. Check. Where I get a little confused is that I would think the congruent particle would add to the mass of the black hole, but if this mechanism is similar to Hawking radiation, I'm guessing what really happens is the black hole evaporates, thus "conversion." (Check? I don't fully get this part of Hawking radiation.) If I'm reading it all correctly, it's a pretty elegant way to create a big bang and nicely addresses the dang "why's there so much matter?" question. It also keeps the minimum size of the universe quite large so that all the crazy inflationary phase transitions go away. And it even comes with a testable hypothesis (matter/antimatter repel) to get us started figuring out if it might be true. This is an interesting conjecture to watch.
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+Peter Onyisi oh man yet another tragedy of the disaster. My friends in japan are saying its a long road to fixed.... anyway, very interesting. I have a personal theory that antimatter somehow explains the bizarre physics in dilithium crystal based propulsion systems. :)
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    Computer Engineering, 1990 - 1994
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