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John Kramer
Works at HealthSparq
Attended University of Virgina, Darden School of Business
Lives in Portland, OR
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Lexit: A Modest Proposal
In case you've been hiding under a rock, you should know that the United Kingdom voted last week to leave the European Union (said leaving is colloquially referred to as Brexit). 17.4 million Britons voted to leave. 16.4 million voted to stay. Now it is on...
In case you've been hiding under a rock, you should know that the United Kingdom voted last week to leave the European Union (said leaving is colloquially referred to as Brexit). 17.4 million Britons voted to leave. 16.4 million voted to stay. Now it is on the verge of falling apart.
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Breaking: Britain Changes National Anthem
In a surprising move, Great Britain's House of Lords voted to change the country's National Anthem from God Save the Queen , a traditional hymn celebrating the Crown to Those Damned Blue Collared Tweakers , a hit by the 1990's alternative rock band, Primus,...
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The Cost of Getting Rid of Fossil Fuel
The climate change narrative goes something like this: The burning of fossil fuels such as coal and oil emits large quantities of CO 2 . That CO 2 traps heat from the sun that would otherwise be radiated into space. The trapped heat is causing higher temper...
The burning of fossil fuels such as coal and oil emits large quantities of CO2. That CO2 traps heat from the sun that would otherwise be radiated into space. The trapped heat is causing higher temperatures on average as well as more intense droughts and storms. The changing climate is causing ...
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Climate Change? An Easy Solution!
Okay a Relatively Easy Solution Okay an Incredibly Hard Solution That's Better Than All the Alternatives Recently I posted some simple math showing why we need to address climate change. But how, you ask? Big thorny problem, right? Well, yes and no. The sol...
Okay a Relatively Easy Solution. Okay an Incredibly Hard Solution That's Better Than All the Alternatives. Recently I posted some simple math showing why we need to address climate change. But how, you ask? Big thorny problem, right? Well, yes and no. The solution looks like this: ...
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Climate Change
It's pretty hard to argue (though some do) that global temperatures are not rising. The 10 warmest years in the 134-year record all have occurred since 1998. 2015 was the warmest year on record. 97% of climate scientists agree that the warming caused by hum...
It's pretty hard to argue (though some do) that global temperatures are not rising. The 10 warmest years in the 134-year record all have occurred since 1998. 2015 was the warmest year on record. 97% of climate scientists agree that the warming caused by humans. Human activity is releasing huge ...
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The Plight of the Trump Supporter
This blog has spent many words demeaning and dismissing Donald Trump and his supporters. Trump is a reprehensible megalomaniac worth no sympathy, but his supporters are real people. They are numerous enough that it would be foolhardy to dismiss them all as ...
This blog has spent many words demeaning and dismissing Donald Trump and his supporters. Trump is a reprehensible megalomaniac worth no sympathy, but his supporters are real people. They are numerous enough that it would be foolhardy to dismiss them all as lunatics or idiots (although some of ...
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The Real Tragedy of Brexit
Last week, British voters voted to leave the European Union (referred to by the rather too catchy term Brexit ). Since that time, the FTSE 350 (Britain's largest stock index, similar to the S&P 500) lost £140 billion of value. Britain's currency, the Pound ...
Last week, British voters voted to leave the European Union (referred to by the rather too catchy term Brexit). Since that time, the FTSE 350 (Britain's largest stock index, similar to the S&P 500) lost £140 billion of value. Britain's currency, the Pound Sterling dropped 11% against the dollar ...
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Post Brexit Exclusive: May to be PM, England to Join New Free Trade Area
On Thursday, May 23rd, British voters voted 52%-48% to leave the European Union. The vote was derided in financial and political circles around the world. But what does it really mean? Yet Another Political Rant is pleased to publish an interview that sheds...
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Hillary's Clinton and the Labor Market
Hillary Clinton has had a rough time so far. Trump has accused her husband of being a rapist and said that she's an "enabler." Berners have accused her of everything from the genocide to sticking chewing gum to the underside of the table. In the past, I've ...
Hillary Clinton has had a rough time so far. Trump has accused her husband of being a rapist and said that she's an "enabler." Berners have accused her of everything from the genocide to sticking chewing gum to the underside of the table. In the past, I've explained why I was supporting Hillary.
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Climate Change Since 1859
Today I came across a most excellent visualization of our changing climate. Ed Hawkins , professor of meteorology at the University of Reading, put it together. The animation below shows the change in temperature above pre-industrial (1850) levels. Every fr...
Today I came across a most excellent visualization of our changing climate. Ed Hawkins, professor of meteorology at the University of Reading, put it together. The animation below shows the change in temperature above pre-industrial (1850) levels. Every frame is one year.
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Climate Change
Many people deny humans are causing climate change, but few of them are climate scientists. 97% of climate scientists agree that anthropogenic climate change is really happening . I'm inclined to agree with the 97% climate scientists that humans are causing...
Many people deny humans are causing climate change, but few of them are climate scientists. 97% of climate scientists agree that anthropogenic climate change is really happening. I'm inclined to agree with the 97% climate scientists that humans are causing global warming, but what if they're ...
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The Man Who Would Be Emperor
Donald Trump has been panned by the political establishment ever since he declared his candidacy for President. No more. Senator Ted and Governor Kasich dropped out of the race this week. And now we have this: . @realDonaldTrump will be presumptive @GOP nom...
Donald Trump has been panned by the political establishment ever since he declared his candidacy for President. No more. Senator Ted and Governor Kasich dropped out of the race this week. And now we have this: .@realDonaldTrump will be presumptive @GOP nominee, we all need to unite and focus on ...
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Software Engineer
Skills
Java, algorithms
Employment
  • HealthSparq
    Senior Software Engineer, 2104 - present
  • Comodo
    Product Manager, 2013 - 2013
  • Mojiva
    Sr Software Engineer, 2012 - 2013
  • Amdocs
    Product Manager, 2007 - 2012
  • Kundalera
    Founder, 2013 - 2014
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Currently
Portland, OR
Previously
New York, NY - Seattle, WA - St. Louis, MO - Festus, MO - New Orleans, LA - Rochester, NY
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Introduction
Passionate technologist. Believer in #BigData, #BlackSwans, and #Rumpelstiltskin.


I am currently unhappy with the fact that my net worth is less than a Gigagreenback.

Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn: LinkedIn.

Education
  • University of Virgina, Darden School of Business
    2012 - 2014
  • Washington University
    Mathematics, 1998 - 2001
  • University of Rochester
    Computer Science, 2002 - 2004
  • Tulane University
    1996 - 1997
  • Thomas Jefferson School
    1992 - 1996
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Male
Other names
Sir