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West River Parkway.  I heeded not the warnings, and paid dearly for my hubris.
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Campus orchestra concert is THIS WEDNESDAY at 7:30 PM in the Ted Mann Concert Hall. It's free and It's gonna be awesome and I play every piece.
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#IfIHadGlass I'd probably never use it 'cause, it's not like I frequently observe noteworthy events.  Also recording people in public without their express permission is creepy.  And all the HUD stuff looks dumb and gimmicky.
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If I had an intrade account right now I'd buy Obama, sell Obama Ohio.  They're about the same price but it's possible for Obama to win without Ohio, and it's not possible for Romney to with without Ohio.  So basically it's a chance at free money.  Too bad I don't have an intrade account.
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Bam!  This is a song about soldering.
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\renewcommand{\b}[1]{\mathbf{#1}}
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Now all my .tex files will be 20% shorter.
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http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21588057-scientists-think-science-self-correcting-alarming-degree-it-not-trouble

Replicating a result requires hard work and this hard work does little to help a researcher's career.  What helps a researcher's career is if he discover something that is surprising and counterintuitive.  But such results are even more likely to wither when subjected to scrutiny.

This is presumably a greater problem in the world-exploring sciences than the math-exploring or engineering-exploring sciences.  Verifying a correct proof is much easier than generating one, and if an engineering idea works in practice it will get picked up by others in good Darwinian fashion.
“I SEE a train wreck looming,” warned Daniel Kahneman, an eminent psychologist, in an open letter last year. The premonition concerned research on a phenomenon...
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Free campus orchestra concert THIS FRIDAY at 7:30 in the Ted Mann Concert Hall.  We're teaming up with 250 singers and performing Carmina Burana by Carl Orff.  Celebrate the fickleness of fortune right before finals week.
Carmina Burana - Carl Orff - O Fortuna - Sir Simon Rattle
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I am performing in the Campus Orchestra concert this Wednesday at 7:30 in the Ted Mann Concert hall, on the auspicious date of 12-12-12. It's a free concert full of good stuff; we're playing Brahms and Smetana and the other orchestra is playing Schubert.
https://events.umn.edu/021847
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If I didn't want to work at JPL before, I do now.
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Not yet I don't, but I'm on the path to perhaps gain the qualifications if I work hard.
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The U of M summer orchestra is performing this Thursday at the Ted Man Concert Hall at 7:30. We're playing Dvorak's Symphony "From The New World", Mozart's Magic Flute Overture, and Mozart's Flute Concerto in D major. This is some of the greatest music of all time, and it's free, so you should go to it!
https://events.umn.edu/021125
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    Professional Roboticist, 2009 - present
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I've loved a million women in a belladonic haze, and I've had a million dinners brought to me on silver trays.
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    Computer Engineering, 2007 - present
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