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This is a fascinating interview with John Conway - one of the world's greatest living mathematicians. 

https://www.simonsfoundation.org/science_lives_video/john-conway/
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hey hello
im a web developer and also
creating algorithmic trading methods
i would like to discuss and trade ideas :)
i have a ton of ideas :)
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Scientists find what they say are clear signs that humans are beginning to damage oceans on an unprecedented scale.
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The tactics used on terror suspects after the Sept. 11 attacks were crimes, and the perpetrators knew it. Now they must be brought to justice.
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This guy makes some pretty good points. I'm not sure I buy North Korea as the culprit either. 

http://marcrogers.org/2014/12/18/why-the-sony-hack-is-unlikely-to-be-the-work-of-north-korea/

This wired article also makes a very strong argument.

The http://www.wired.com/2014/12/evidence-of-north-korea-hack-is-thin/
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A friend of mine is crowdfunding a chess documentary called Pushing Wood and what he has so far looks awesome, so please help with the cause! Look, if you have me in your Google+ circle it probably means you're a nerd and nerds like chess even when they think they don't. It's required - kind of like math, computers and science fiction. So, let's just skip the cat and mouse game already. Just click on the link below and do your duty! Nerds unite!! ;)

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pushing-wood-a-feature-documentary/x/2345698
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Operation Superhero - Part I 

My seemingly impossible quest to dunk a basketball (impossible because I'm 5'10 and 44 years old) is actually coming closer to reality! Here's my original jump test, and yes, I know how pathetic it looks. ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4BmvtJgkwg

And here's the jump test from last night:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQna6M9m0t0

What a difference, huh? It's amazing what a little hard work in the weight room will do. It's the unreasonable effectiveness of strength training. ;)

Also, below is a closeup photo of the basket with precise measurements of its dimensions. Just by eyeballing it, it looks like I've actually added about 8 inches to my vertical already, which I'm still having a hard time believing. I can't wait to get back into the weight room!
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+Helmut Granda LOL! An NFL wide receiver... and a first-round draft pick no less? Yeah, I'm pretty sure a guy with that level of athletic ability would be able to dunk. According to his combine results, he has a standing vertical of 38.5, which is pretty ridiculous. 
http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/odell-beckham?id=2543496
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<brag> I'd just like to announce that I'm the one who came up with the name Drip in the first place as well as the domain name getdrip.com, which are both straight-up awesome - if I do say so myself.</brag> Okay, so maybe that's not such a big deal in the scheme of things, but Rob has done an amazing job with the product. You should definitely check it out.
 
If you're marketing a SaaS app, you're after that elusive solution for converting visitors and trial sign-ups into paying subscribers. It would also be nice to have it be a repeatable, automated process, too, right? That solution is now in view: marketing automation software that sends personal, ...
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The evidence linking agents of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to the recent digital implosion of Sony remains vague. And even though the feds are squarely blaming North Korea, many security experts aren't buying it.
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My interview on Get Up and Code is finally live. How do you like my goofball photo? ;)

http://getupandcode.com/2014/12/19/get-code-070-operation-superhero-jason-roberts/
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Wow, this is pretty cool and also kind of strange.
 
Worm #Brain Uploaded Into Lego Robot.
Can a digitally simulated brain on a computer perform tasks just like the real thing? Researchers at the +OpenWorm  project recently hooked a simulated worm brain to a wheeled #robot .  
Check out this +Singularity Hub article:
http://singularityhub.com/2014/12/15/worm-brain-simulation-drives-lego-robot/
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Two Amazing Tools for Learning to Code

The global Hour of Code initiative (http://hourofcode.com) is this week (Dec 8th - 14th) and while I'm not entirely convinced that every kid needs to learn to code, I do happen to have a 10-year old son who's naturally attracted to that kind of thing so I figured I'd share a couple of great learning tools that have been working for him.

Most recently he's been going through the Javascript 1 course on CodeAvengers (http://www.codeavengers.com), which is extremely well done and which he's really enjoyed. The fact that he's been able to progress through it on his own while at school and with no help from me is simply amazing!

Also, I introduced him to CodeCombat (http://codecombat.com) this weekend, which he likes even better because it's pretty much just a video game that teaches you to code. It's so engaging, in fact, that I just have fun sitting and watching him play. Occasionally, I'll offer a hint when he gets overly frustrated, but 98% of his success is due to his own steam. Pretty damn cool.

Each tool seems to develop slightly different skills so I'm going to encourage that he spend time on both. But even if he prefers CodeCombat, it's so game-like that I'm not sure his teacher would appreciate him playing it at school. ;) 
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I'm a serial entrepreneur, freelance software developer and co-host of the TechZing podcast. I've co-founded six companies since graduating college in 1993, hopping back and forth between the worlds of automated, high-frequency trading and web startups. I'm one the first five Uber developers and developed the original Node.js dispatch system, which seems to have worked out pretty well. ;)

If you're interested, you can check out my longer form posts on Codus Operandi


I currently live in Pasadena, CA with my wife Sandy and three kids - Colby (10), Isabel (8) and Areli (6). 
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  • University of Chicago
    Mathematics, 1989 - 1993
  • Paideia School
    1985 - 1989
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September 30