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Collin Thormoto
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These linen ties look pretty cool. I'll have to keep an eye out for them when I have money again.
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I guess. They are cool looking ties though.
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I totally put myself on the mailing list for this. >_>;
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Little Printer.

I can't help but compare it to Star Trek. It's the Model T of replicators. You get the immediacy of an email crossed with the physical delivery of a newspaper or a letter. It's more than that, though.

It's the ability to reach into a loved one's home and leave them a note. It's your grandmother clipping a comic strip and sending it to you in real time. It's a handwritten note from someone in another time zone rather than a phone call.

My favorite bits of communications technology are the ones that are asynchronous. I hate phone calls because they come with them the expectation that someone wants your time NOW. I like email because you can check when you want, but email is largely broken by spam.

Little Printer is information on your own time that sprouts from a known location, but can be picked and carried with you when you leave for the day. It's a fruit tree for communicating. I really want one.
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This looks pretty neat! Thanks for sharing I agree with ur mom! Let us know how it works! : )
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Got tired of reading articles during my lunch break and decided to throw this little guy together. #twt
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Thanks. :D 
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I've actually read more of these than I thought. I'm rather proud of that, I think. [Erring more on the sci-fi side, but such is my lean] #twt
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Gah! That made me want to read so many books!
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Yep. I'm one of those big red dots in the Bay Area. Mhmm. #twt
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Signed cast photos from Three's Company which were in a book donation from a former library director. What else could today possibly bring that could top this moment? WHAT ELSE??
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i did too-still do to this day i dont know y i like it so much!
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Hahahahahahaha
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EXCLUSIVE: FTC fines Santa Claus over children's privacy violations

WASHINGTON--Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz today announced a record fine against Santa Claus for violations of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

"Mr. Claus has flagrantly violated children's privacy, collecting their consumer preferences for toys and also tracking their behavior so as to judge and maintain a data base of naughtiness and niceness," Leibowitz said. "Worse, he has tied this data to personally identifiable information, including any child's name, address, and age. He has solicited this information online, in some cases passing data to third parties so they may fulfill children's wishes. According to unconfirmed reports, he has gone so far as to invade children's homes in the dead of night. He has done this on a broad scale, unchallenged by government authorities for too long."

Claus was fined $2 million and ordered to end any contact with children. Prior COPPA fines include $1 million against now-virtually-unknown social site Xanga, $400,000 against UMG Recordings, and $35,000 against notorious toymaker Etch-a-Sketch.

The FTC action follows similar complaints against Claus brought by European privacy authorities. European Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding has complained about Claus holding data on children outside of EU data-protection standards in North Pole server farms. German head of consumer protection Ilse Aigner has called for an investigation of Claus' use of Google Street View in navigating his Christmas Eve visits. German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Peter Schaar has demanded that Claus give children, naughty or nice, the right to be forgotten in his data base. And Thilo Weichert, head of the privacy protection office in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein, demanded that German web sites take down any Facebook "Like" button referring to Claus.

Meanwhile, Canadian Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart has attempted to bring together an international coalition of privacy officers opposed to Claus' practices. In California, Claus has been threatened with severe penalties for nonpayment of the state sales tax. And the UK has vowed that Claus will be detained and could face extradition should he set foot in any English chimneys on Christmas Eve.

Reaction to the FTC decision was mixed in Washington. Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry vowed to kill the Federal Trade Commission, relieved that he had finally recalled the final agency he had marked for death. Rival Newt Gingrich suggested that Claus apply for U.S. citizenship, "having contributed much to U.S. industry by stimulating greed at all ages; we need more Clauses and more spending to fix this Democrat-ruined economy." Ron Paul suggested that Claus set up a Liberatarian nation at the North Pole and offered to run for office there. Herman Cain, whose candidacy remains on hold after allegations of sexual improprieties, said that he "always wondered why the old coot didn't get in hot water for plopping kiddies on his lap; seemed a lot creepier than anything I ever did." President Barack Obama refused comment.

From his North Pole headquarters, Claus said through a spokesman that he endeavored only to fulfill children's dreams. "I regret that the world has come to this: treating any adult who wants to make a child happy as a dangerous stranger," he said. "The problem with our modern world is not technology but fear, suspicion, and cynicism." He vowed to continue his Christmas mission of joy. "What's the worst they can do to me?" he asked, "cookie me?"

Contact: Elfelman Public Relations

Photo via Dreadcentral: http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/41125/rare-exports-caged-santa-sale-uk
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They finally caught him! :-)
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Now that sounds like it was written by an experienced parent.

A boy was born to Mr. & Mrs. R. Holtz 6:45pm Sept. 23, 1910
Weight is heavy

#Jensen #archives #twt
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Looking for the Hippest Party? Old Maid Party. It's a thing. #heyladies #twt
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Right on! :)
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Neat! Though, were I to interact with it in person, I'd probably be confused by how the zoom seems to work. Pinch-to-zoom is kind of a thing now, isn't it? #twt
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Looks like ol' Ben Franklin got himself an downgrade and some creepy column models at some point in the early 1900s. Poor Ben. Thankfully it's still all about you, baby. At least in this day and age. #twt
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Recently graduated with a Bachelor's in English: Creative Writing Option, currently pursuing a Master's in Library and Information Science.

I enjoy reading, visiting/working in libraries, a small amount of video games, movies, and music.
Education
  • San Jose State University
    2009 - 2012
  • Hayward High School
    2000 - 2004
  • California State University, East Bay
    English (Creative Writing), 2004 - 2009
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  • Stanford University
    Content Tester (LOCKSS), 2011 - present
  • Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley, CA
    Library Aid, 2009 - 2011
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    Archives Assistant, 2009 - 2011
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