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Jason McCampbell
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Software engineer, father, cyclist, skier, entrepreneur, geek
Software engineer, father, cyclist, skier, entrepreneur, geek

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This is a depressing, if unfortunately reasonable, suggestion. Or really, I would take an old phone reset to factory defaults and my Chromebook "power washed". Both are trivial to setup once landed if needed.

“I’ll never bring my phone on an international flight again. Neither should you.” @ossia https://medium.freecodecamp.com/ill-never-bring-my-phone-on-an-international-flight-again-neither-should-you-e9289cde0e5f

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Busted!!! Something has been digging holes in the backyard and I was curious what prowling around at night. Now we know! I was kind of hoping it was an armadillo, but these are cute, too.

Caught on #NestCam. https://video.nest.com/clip/ebb5cbe042e64a909fca42d600d7fd84.mp4

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Sometimes a negative result is the most interesting... This is pretty fascinating.

“Dark matter may be completely invisible” @StartsWithABang https://medium.com/starts-with-a-bang/dark-matter-may-be-completely-invisible-12287e70458

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The A16Z podcast on the New Horizon's probe is excellent, particularly for anyone who really likes hard-code tech like signal processing or a bit of cold war intrigue. I hadn't realized how quickly New Horizon's had been put together in order to meet the launch window.

There are also a lot of interesting side stories such as clever uses of a receiver on the ground capable of picking up a 1 one-millionth of a watt signal leaking from a spacecraft in orbit.

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Losing 40+% of jobs is sobering, hopefully pessimistic. But I'm glad the concept is gaining visibility. This is a good read; the amount of automation coming is staggering. Heck, an AI prof at Georgia Tech wrote a bot to handle student questions good enough the students didn't realize one of the "TAs" was a computer. Boom goes the call center...

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I think I need to explore AWS's Lambda service more. Anyone had a chance to use it for real?

“Amazon is eating the software (which is eating the world)” @swardley https://hackernoon.com/amazon-is-eating-the-software-which-is-eating-the-world-738888fb9e82

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Some fun with Google Assistant. For someone who's been messing with voice recognition systems since the 80's, the recognition abilities are amazing. It failed to understand my intent but always got the recognition part right, even when I was dictating nontrivial arithmetic. 

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Wonderful, a group with fossil-fuel backing is trying to use false and misleading info to slow Tesla and SpaceX down. If you can't compete, smear. 

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This chart is amazing and frightening. It's winter in the Arctic, the sun isn't even rising. And note that when sea ice is normally increasing this year it's suddenly melting. In winter.

Check out @splillo's Tweet: https://twitter.com/splillo/status/800244432901652481?s=09

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I love the sheer audacity of this plan. But if it works, he now owns a massive piece of critical, hard to replicate infrastructure. It sounds like they have learned at least a few lessons from Iridium. 
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