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Karltonism

“There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things.” – Phil Karlton

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What Did Watson the Computer Do?

Cool article in the NY Times about artificial “intelligence”. More like, “lots of data and quick access, with some speech recognition built-in”. Yes, yes, computers are powerful and Moore’s Law etc., but I personally don’t think we’ll ever achieve true … Continue reading

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The United States of Christians

Let me just start by saying that this post will probably offend some people. Maybe a lot of people. Even friends and family. I’m sorry if it does, so I’ll apologize up front. OK, here goes… I read a rather … Continue reading

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COP15

We’re in the middle of the two-week climate discussions here in Copenhagen. I am hopeful of a progressive outcome, but also skeptical that anything truly effective or groundbreaking will be agreed upon. The latest I’ve been reading is that in … Continue reading

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Socialist America!

OK, I stole this from Darin May off of Facebook, but this is awesome: I know the majority of Americans, even bleeding heart liberals such as myself, are vehemently opposed to a state run healthcare plan in the US. At … Continue reading

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Story of Stuff

I read this article in the Times this morning about “The Story of Stuff” by Annie Leonard. I think her video is phenomenally fantastic. Check it out! www.storyofstuff.com.

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The Northern Capital

I went to Beijing last week. First time in China (not counting Hong Kong and Macau in 1997). It was the same and quite different from what I expected. I was sick, and had to work half the time, but … Continue reading

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January 20, 2009

Well, today is the day! Bush out. Obama in. Me? Happy!

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Randy Pausch

I recently watched Randy Pausch’s “Last Lecture” from September of 2007. He died a few days ago. If you haven’t seen his lecture, I encourage you to take the time (over an hour), and do so. We could all learn … Continue reading

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Courage Campaign

My cousin Julia is the online political director at the Courage Campaign. I’m very proud of her. Recently, Al Gore recorded a short for the organization. In it, he champions the notion of investing more in education, not less, especially … Continue reading

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