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Android/Ara team dinner at LCU14
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Openstack. Openstack. Openstack. Yup.
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Indeed, as in "Interesting Times", also a fabulous book by Terry Pratchett. 
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Launched Kickstarter campaign for CLANG, our effort to make a swordfighting game that actually does justice to the art http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/260688528/clang
Neal Stephenson wants to revolutionize sword fighting video games.
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The Maldives, glittering from phosphorescent bacteria

Phosphorescence is a specific type of photoluminescence related to fluorescence. Unlike fluorescence, a phosphorescent material does not immediately re-emit the radiation it absorbs. The slower time scales of the re-emission are associated with "forbidden" energy state transitions in quantum mechanics. As these transitions occur very slowly in certain materials, absorbed radiation may be re-emitted at a lower intensity for up to several hours after the original excitation.

This activity is reminiscent of the bacteria which provide light for the well-known luminescent organs of fish living in the greatest depths of the oceans, . . . an environment inimical to the multiplication of the more familiar bacterial species. Presumably animal tissues are able to provide a substrate which fuels the bioluminescent reaction at low temperatures.

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If the iPad 3 actually has haptic feedback, I take it all back. That'd not be "Meh!" in the slightest. Chance that this rumour is real? Really low unfortunately. Those guys at #Senseg must have the best PR team ever.
With E-Sense, 'we bring touchscreens alive' says Ville Makinen - and the use of the Coulomb effect means that for the first time, flat screens can offer the sensation of having ridges, channels and ro...
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You might be a geek if one bed is designated for sleeping and the other for your computer gear.
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Few shots from the Empire game yesterday. Russians vs Ottoman Turks with my Janissarians having their table top debut. 
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Solar Eclipse Casts Shadow on Earth

Looking at Earth during the Annular Solar Eclipse of May 20, 2012, photographed by Don Pettit from the +International Space Station at 23:36 GMT

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Wonder why I don't post often? It's because I still use twitter as my primary feed. Hopefully someday soon, it'll be possible to post twitter -> (faceback, g+) and do it all in one fell swoop.
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Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson's remarks at Senate Commerce hearing on the future of our space program. Just listen.
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Embedded Linux & iOS engineer
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  • IBM
    Senior Software Engineer, 1992 - present
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Mantorville, MN
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Bismarck, ND - Rochester, MN
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Embedded engineer by day, Living history of the Civil War with the 3rd Minn Vol Inf, avid table top miniatures gamer, fifer and Dad
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  • University of North Dakota
    Computer Science & Space Studies, 1988 - 1992
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