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Todd Shimkus
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Attended College of Saint Rose
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Maybe the coolest thing to ever happen in a McD's
For the first time in history, an independent crew is taking control of a NASA satellite and running a crowdfunded mission. They're doing it all from a makeshift mission control center in an abandoned McDonald’s in Mountain View, California, using old radio parts from eBay and a salvaged flat screen TV. “If I could come up…
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Yup. Nailed it on the head
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It's almost that time. Here is a helpful map of all the disc golf courses in and around the Lake Tahoe basin.
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         There, right where it needs to go
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The API is finally here! What to cast first...
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I'm not sure where I stand on this whole Hummingbird algo update. Sure, the full string query sounds awesome, but I think natural language processing is still a long way off. We are trying to train machines to think like people. IBM did it with Watson, but that computer didn't have to scour the whole internet for results.
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All fair points. I just wonder if Google is biting off more than it can chew. The search engine already struggles to deliver the most relevant pages with keyword based queries, at least in my opinion. I know it is no small task to sift through billions of pages of information and rank them in order of relevance. The most reputable sources usually do float to the top of the SERP but they don't always answer the question. NLP should be able to get a better grasp on the search intent but I guess I'm skeptical that it will be able to serve better content. That's just my take, I'm not an engineer or anything. You guys in Mountain View are still doing it better than anyone else and I'm curious to see how this thing evolves.
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Coupon aggregator RetailMeNot was hit with Google's latest Panda update. Good for retailers, bad for SALE stockholders
On Tuesday, Google pushed out their revised Panda Algorithm code-named Panda 4.0. Panda is designed to remove low-quality content from Google’s search results. Yesterday, we published an early Winners & Losers report on which large sites were impacted the most both in a positive and negative way. RetailMeNot was one of the larger sites on […]
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The jury is still out whether Yelp is blackmailing businesses that don't pay into their sponsored business program, but the sheer number of allegations suggests some foul play.
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Google Maps is now mapping data
+You · Search · YouTube · Maps · Play · News · Gmail · Drive · Calendar · More · Translate · Books · Offers · Wallet · Shopping · Blogger · Finance · Photos · Even more from Google · Sign in. Hidden fields. Search Gallery ...
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Am I the only person in the world that doesn't see this as a bad thing? The US government is doing far more sinister things with people's personal information
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Avoid dying of dehydration at Burning Man
The desert is trying to kill you. Find out how to survive a week at Burning Man with some advanced hydration tips. We'll cover how much water to pack, replenishing electrolytes, and the best ways to carry your water.
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This pretty much sums it up. Soon there will be no stores to see a product in person. With free two-way shipping you can accomplish the same thing, over several days, without human assistance.
One of the biggest threats to traditional retail is showrooming, where consumers check out products in a store, but then go online to buy. Mobile devices have made prices fully transparent to everyone. Since traditional retailers carry higher overhead than online retailers, it's a real marketing challenge. Do retailers drop their prices and cut their margins, or do they find a way to justify the premium versus online?
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  • College of Saint Rose
    Computer Information Systems, 2003 - 2005
  • Sierra Nevada College
    Computer Science, 2005 - 2008
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  • Tahoe Mountain Sports
    Website Director, 2009 - present
  • Diamond Peak
    Snowboard Instructor, 2005 - 2010
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My favorite lunch spot in Truckee.
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This is the best sushi you will find this far from the sea.
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Went in a couple weeks ago for a phone upgrade. They had the phone I wanted in stock and everything was set up and ready to go in less than 30 minutes. Saved me a trip to Reno.
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Great seasonal tapas and freshly muddled cocktails. The menu changes frequently to showcase fresh seasonal produce. Since this is a tapa joint I wouldn't recommend coming here starving. The portions are small and a tad expensive. Very good though.
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