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Sam Fox School Distinguished Alumni Awards S13 When I first read Rick's writeup of the Supreme Court's decision in USDA v. Horne, concerning the federal
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"Almonds are not the enemy, and the water-use problem is not going to be fixed by Americans cutting back on them. Or, for that matter, on the other fruits and vegetables (“Oh my God, do you know how much water it takes to grow an avocado?”) of which we don’t eat enough. It’s going to be fixed by more rational policies; by figuring out what makes sense to produce in California and what doesn’t; by at least a partial return to regional agriculture; and — get ready for this — by more expensive food.

Nor is this elitist: More expensive food is more rationally priced food in a world where we stop cheating on environmental and labor costs. Spending under 10 percent of our income on food makes no sense, and yet that’s average for people in this country."
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Yeah, definitely. I'm not anti-Capitalism per se, but things like the practices of the governing bodies and (some of) the companies who use the water mean the "good" things about Capitalism (supply and demand, costs actually covering use of resources) don't work without a bit of force.

The complete ignorance of the problem by anyone whose known about it and could do something about it has put California in this position. I think we might see the same thing in a lot of industries/areas soon where putting your head in the sand is no longer possible (fossil fuels, combustion engines and manually driven cars, Hollywood etc). All it would take is proper Capitalism (not artificially low prices, bad legislation - but using profits for research and increased efficiency and quality).
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Global warming appears to be getting ready for its mic drop.
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I'm a scientist who's also a cartoonist. So I've got a pretty keen interest in scholarship and empirical research on humor. And I want to talk about research and sexist jokes, and where that leads. It's a response to a narrative about the Tim Hunt situation that goes something like this: ...
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We need to gather and share the stories of women in technology or their stories could be lost forever, Kathy Kleiman told Inspirefest 2015
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With a Supreme Court ruling that could pull subsidies from millions of newly insured Americans expected within two weeks, new data indicates those with coverage are happy and getting the health care they need. 86% of Americans receiving coverage under the Affordable Care Act from either government-run exchanges or the expanded [...]
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"I’ve argued that node.js is a better platform for modern web applications because those applications are no longer just websites with REST APIs; instead they have many inputs, outputs, and state mutations that happen outside of the HTTP request/response cycle. It is not the job of express, strata, geddy, or any other node.js web framework to tackle this larger problem, node.js is already doing that. They just need to stay out of the way, to become a component of the application rather than thinking of themselves as the platform. This is a blessing, the task being so much smaller means web frameworks can focus much more on a single task, and many of them are."
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El Goog have no trace of it either.
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It has been a really bad week for the ice shelves of the quickly warming Antarctic peninsula.
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I have authored/co-authored over 20 books, including recent works on JavaScript, HTML5, and Node.js. You can see my in-print books at O'Reilly, my primary tech publisher. You can also buy my books at O'Reilly, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other places where tech books are sold.

I live in O'Fallon, Missouri, though I have planted my butt in other parts of the country (including Washington, Oregon, Boston, Vermont, Arizona, and San Francisco). My focus has been on books about technology, but I'm currently working in other topics such animal welfare, the environment, sustainable agriculture (including issues related to food safety), and bad politics. But then, everyone writes about bad politics.

My Twitter account is @shelleypowers, my Facebook page is at Shelley.Just, and I sometimes write to Google+

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  • Central Washington University
    BS Computer Science
  • Central Washington University
    BA Industrial Psychology
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  • Self-Employed
    Writer, present
  • Intel
    Contractor-Software Engineer
  • Nike, Inc.
    Contractor-Software Engineer
  • Sierra Geophysics--a Halliburton subsidiary
    DBA/systems developer
  • Standard Insurance Company
    Software Developer/Systems Analyst
  • John Hancock Insurance
    Contractor-Software Developer
  • Weyerhauser
    Contractor-Software Developer
  • Boeing
    Software Developer/DBA
  • Multnomah County, Oregon
    Consultant
  • Skyfish, Inc
    Lead Architect
  • Harvard Business School
    Contractor-Software Engineer
  • Stanford University
    Contractor-Systems Analyst
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