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Osvaldo Doederlein
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Software engineer at Google. Husband, Father. Stereotypical geek who loves sci-fi, etc. Powerlifter without much power, can bench-press eight TAOCP collections!
Software engineer at Google. Husband, Father. Stereotypical geek who loves sci-fi, etc. Powerlifter without much power, can bench-press eight TAOCP collections!

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"What is the use of all these frogs?" :-) #Pepe

Also, lesson learned: do not use an opening/attack as weak as "hey moron" when your adversary is a world class genius in a strategy game.
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I want to support the press, was considering subscribing to a major newspaper that I respect. Problem, I can't justify doing that considering how much I will read this or any other particular publication – like most people today, I get my news from a very fragmented pool of sources, both online and in the mainstream media. And I increasingly favor audio/video media, from NPR & cable news to podcasts and youtube channels, which I can consume passively while I commute, work out, clean the house, etc. We're not in the 1950's anymore, I don't have the habit or the time to read a full "paper" cover-to-cover every morning. What to do? It's not a simple money problem, an annual subscription of the WaPo digital edition for example goes for $99 which is not a significant expense for me even if I'll only consume 1% of the content. But this doesn't scale to people with lower income, and it doesn't scale to myself if I want to support every journalist and publication of which I consume some bits of content. The press really needs to find a solution for this problem. Yes, there is advertising –and I'm proud to work on this at Google – but ads alone cannot support all content, in particular "premium" pubs which production costs exceeds what the market will pay for ads and which reputation allows asking their readers for direct payment. We need some kind of micropayment system or other ideas. For example, maybe WaPo should offer multiple "tiers" of subscription that give access to increasing volumes of content. They actually do that already, there's a free tier of a certain number of articles one can read per month without a subscription so maybe just expand this idea? I use this example because I'm just above WaPo's free tier – I don't have a daily habit of going to their homepage for news, but I end up there after following some link in Google News, G+ or Twitter, and most of the time I can read the piece but sometimes I can't. So if they had a tier in the "impulse-buy" price range, like $19/year allowing maybe 3X more articles than the free tier, I'd buy that in a heartbeat, not just from WaPo but from a dozen other paywalled pubs.

2017 prediction:

Among the "anti-regressive" pundits I follow, some shamelessly accommodated or even courted Donald Trump / his followers / his election, like Dave Rubin or Carl "Sargon of Akkad" Benjamin. Others, like Sam Harris, have clearly opposed Trump, even at the cost of supporting Hillary Clinton while despising her.

Prediction: this year won't be over before the people in the first group are forced to make a big about-face – or maybe come out of the closet as conservatives. Meanwhile the people in the second group will be just fine, no 'splainin' needed.

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When it's too cold for Coke... back to your traditions.
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Check out this podcast featuring LeVar Burton in the end.

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We should normally avoid politics in this community, but this is an obvious exception. Virtually the entire Star Trek "crew" have endorsed this. (I guess only/mostly the Americans? I don't see Patrick Stewart in the list despite being vociferously anti-Trump, but he's English.)

Of course in the actual Trek universe, I have no doubt some characters like Gul Dukat would endorse Trump. ;-)

1970s: Hey let's invent protected memory so one app doesn't crash, disturb or attack everything else

1990s-2000's: Hey let's have a huge kernel, run big device drivers there, give userland apps low-level control of things like GPUs, so everything runs fast

2016: Hey let's run big dangerous apps like browsers inside a virtual machine so it doesn't crash, disturb or attack everything else

Lula não amava Dilma que não amava Cunha que não amava ninguém.

Dilma foi impedida, Cunha foi atrás, Lula por enquanto foge da cadeia.

#Quadrilha2016

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Found in the same shelf of "BDSM for Kids".
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Two more items in the list "antiques my wife won't allow me to buy for some reason" #MissionFromGod
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