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Connectifier is currently tied for 1st place. Please vote for us!
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Anyone know a good place nearby to run twenty miles? Water fountains and elevation changes would be great and while less important shade would also be awesome.
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It's weird that the link doesn work. Can you try to copy paste it?
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Pretty interesting to see how different types of taxes can effect economic efficiency. Don't have any idea how accurate any of these studies are, but it would certainly be beneficial if we incorporated minimizing deadweight loss as a goal of our tax policy.
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Accuracy: this ranking isn't disputed among tax economists to my knowledge. For example both liberal and conservative economists agree on this point.
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Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic have suggested that the reason red meat is harmful is not the saturated fat, but rather that gut bacteria metabolize a compound called carnitine found in red meat into a compound that the liver turns into TMAO, which helps cholesterol get into artery walls. They fed steaks to vegans and people they'd given antiobiotics to and both populations showed very low TMAO production because they had less of the bacteria in their gut which uses carnitine as fuel. Building and weight loss supplements have can have quite a bit more carnitine than a steak.
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Check out +Kai Stephan's tour of LA.
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Thanks Ben!!
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Chrome needs to add frittata to its dictionary.
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Chrome needs to add most English words to its dictionary.  I find that around 90% of words Chrome reports as misspelled are spelled correctly, making it just noise.
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Didn't expect my two fixes to earn me a place in the release announcements. Kind of cool to randomly come across your name on the internet :-)
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Shocking studying from obesity clinic details the surprisingly common occurrence of childhood trauma in dysfunctional families and the trouble it causes throughout life.
The ACE Study -- probably the most important public health study you never heard of -- emerged from an obesity clinic on a quiet street in San Diego.
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“Only one criterion mattered when picking a job - fast growth. When companies grow quickly, there are more things to do than there are people to do them.” -Eric Schmidt
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The latest from Ben McCann (@BenjaminMcCann). Co-founder at Connectifier. ex-Googler. CMU Alum. Orange County, CA
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Way to go Tuition.io! Great to see our fellow Launchpad LA companies rocking it!
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An excellent guide to getting cell phone service for $30/month from T-mobile. I've been doing this for the past couple years and it's a huge savings on the cell phone bill.
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Yeah. My past few phones were all setup this way too. I love how cheap my phone bill is.
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  • Google Inc.
    Software Engineer, 2008 - 2011
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Benjamin McCann
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Ben McCann is an Entrepreneur, ex-Googler, and CMU Alum
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I co-founded Connectifier.com. The Connectifier team is leveraging their experience from places like Google, Microsoft Research, Carnegie Mellon, Berkeley National Lab, Amazon, and Stanford to build what is considered by many to be the most effective recruiting search engine in the world.

Our product is in use at 25% of the Fortune-100 as well as thousands of name brand companies from startups to corporate giants. By helping these companies grow, we are helping the economy grow. Matching people and jobs matters deeply to people, and we're proud to be working on something meaningful.

Before Connectifier, I was one four engineers responsible for launching Realtime Google Analytics. In my 20% time at Google, I created the Google Spreadsheets formula bar and formula highlighting.
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  • Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business
    MBA, 2006
  • Carnegie Mellon University
    B.S. Computer Science, 2006
Digsy provided Connectifier with dozens of tailored suggestions for our new office space. As a startup, we wanted an exciting and modern space, which was difficult to find amongst the cubicle farms prominent in the area. Digsy provided us a free and easy way to get a sense of what was out there and narrow down our search quickly. We're excited to be moving into a new 6,600 sq. ft. space with a Spanish mission-style resort feel that we can customize to fit our needs and was suggested to us on Digsy.
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