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defrocked physicist, reformed adventure junkie, satori surfer, general waterman

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Apparently “unlimited” means “slow unlimited”. Phone companies still suck. http://t.co/Xe8O33dkX6
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9/16
2014
@opendns I figured out that OpenDNS is not the problem, though I could not figure out the source of the problem. And then it went away. :-\
9/15
2014
@ericgarland You're right. LeFig isn't crazy insane. But they are as intransigent and fully rw committed.@ericgarland A no-confidence poll on Hollande from LeFig is about as reliable as a no-conf poll on Obama from Fox News. #LittleBitofBias@daxe Good story. I've been following this for years and you nailed it.@isagirl_v I believe so.
9/14
2014
This belongs in a @GreatDismal novel: “@Gotham3: Abandoned Supersonic TU-144 in a Russian backyard. http://t.co/n1jG0CllaT
Retweeted by Dan O'DonnellCommunity college president: “Harvard got a $250 million grant today- and we educate 50% of the workforce. Remember that.”
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9/8
2014
If there's Internet in hell, there will be no net neutrality http://t.co/dbSsUMv4Ei
Retweeted by Dan O'Donnell.@nils_gilman And there is the strengthening of illegitimate public authority in the face of reduced public revenues. http://t.co/Gn9mjdAdmV
9/7
2014
@feorlen I'll teach it to them like their paychecks depend on it. ;-)@rtrouton That is a do-able drive. And it looks like a quiet and idyllic area.@atlauren lolz@kilbo And maybe the interruptions are good. He's asking questions, lot's of 'em.@kilbo Actually I think there's another generation in between you and that kid. And that generation largely missed the CLI too.@rtrouton Like that you'ns call it "mountains". ;-) But hey, looks like a very nice area! Will it extend your commute to work?@tanehisicoates @jfleck It's been done. And it's worth reading. http://t.co/0EwOxn1N7b Beware, there is nuance. You might be sympathetic.The signal issue of our time is the progressive weakening and delegitimation of public authority in the face of private power
Retweeted by Dan O'Donnell@rtrouton So where are you going? Just across town, or a long ways away?@theaviationist Russian Northern Fleet pilots doing carrier training in Crimea (rent free), http://t.co/4A6he8Rspz.@deviantglobal RT Swedish intelligence, Säpo, leaked information to organised crime 84 times in 26 months https://t.co/7HkvpPAlmt
9/6
2014
@stuartgarlick Liked your coverage yesterday of the Presidential visit to Tallinn.
9/4
2014
@marczak lolz :-)@marczak It's a great one. Glad to hear you like it too.@stuartgarlick Further irony is that the Russians despise and obsess on them so much, he *has* to be aware of it.I'd forgotten how good the chase scene in The Great Escape was. http://t.co/7eXHrXfoNI
9/1
2014
Hard to think of a purer form of conspicuous consumption than building a temporary city. In the desert. And driving there. To burn things.
Retweeted by Dan O'Donnell.@rojoroboto Yes, physics is everything. And Feynman is God. And God's Words are now free (online): http://t.co/gDUbBQ4OtmFeynman is God. And His Words are now free! http://t.co/ffI5LNpjWu http://t.co/0mJW49QHUH #Feynman #FeynmanIsGod
8/31
2014
:-) and you're welcome about @ScanCafe. I really like their service, their portfolio of services offered, and their prices.
8/30
2014
By the way, on those digitized photos? I sure shot a lot of boat pictures.Am reviewing over 1200 photos digitized by ScanCafe from back in the day when I was a pro photog. @ScanCafe is helping them (some, a lot).above it all RT @earthskyscience: Aurora near Saskatoon, SK, Canada last night. Photo: Colin Chatfield http://t.co/WQl7Du21jW
8/29
2014
Hey @Seaworld RT @NWF: Killer whale pod rallies around juvenile orca trapped in fisherman's net: http://t.co/svrEnutugV via @CBCNews
8/25
2014
On Friday I told a guy how to take GPS UTC to create NTP on his closed network. Sooo PHB. http://t.co/KZgkWwfJHG@jfleck Glad to see one dam removal project succeed. Here is one proj that a single small bureaucratic agency killed. http://t.co/BqycLCDghO
8/24
2014
#SeaLaunch Penguin RT @MeetAnimals: Penguin coming ashore http://t.co/mzojrtb3Gc@chuckgoolsbee Diff is that Google Maps has been this broken for at least a year, but They Don't Care. At least FB would fix the broke stuff@cstross @MalcolmTeas And guess who is going to investigate that...@ddayen True. (One of several reasons why he should have left it alone.)@danothebeach Or better: privacy through total obscurity (to the point of forgetting the words).@ddayen What strikes me as odd is a US federal district judge is now setting foreign (and economic) policy, essentially by diktat.
8/23
2014
@tbridge Of course, This Is LAPD: http://t.co/NOr2NbZuHnRT @rgriff: Just saw Ballmer exiting the local Apple Store, loaded up with an iPad and retina MacBook Pro. Now that he's free of Microsoft…
8/19
2014
@nils_gilman What does it take to restore access to Small Precautions? Been following (twitter, rss) since the LongNow talk 2010.
8/17
2014
@JeffLaGrua LAWLZA Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering: What's the matter with PGP? http://t.co/m4ubQfqgFB
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8/14
2014
Reminds of when a police told kids, "No snitching codes put you in danger", my student said, "What about your no snitching code?" #MikeBrown
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8/11
2014
@toddheberlein I sometimes fantasize about experimenting with FreeBSD and ZFS. Then I remember how much other work I have to do. :-){2010, 4; 2011, 34; 2012, 46; 2013, 71}. What are they? The number of commercial ships on the arctic Northern Sea Route. #ClimateChange
8/10
2014
A new paradigm for characterizing cancers and relating them to each other - put similar genetic structures together. http://t.co/wnGTHNrHMh@toddheberlein I'll do something similar, but simpler. Probably a mini server serving from a LaCie JABOD stack. No worry about NAS mgmt.Set up the new 27" iMac. Data transfer from its 24" predecessor will take 4hrs. (!) At FW800 speeds. (!!) Next step: sell off the FW gear.Amazon announces that AWS and EC2 to write books, thus saving cost for buyers. (Royalties to go to Jeff Bezos.) #AmazonTotalWorldDomination
8/9
2014
.@tbridge Remember when all the cool kids had a T-1 all to themselves?
8/8
2014
@matthew_d_green Both, depending on the provider. Some people only know how to export and email, while others have a fingerprint.
8/4
2014
All the time I spent in the mtns and desert I never saw a flash flood. This is quite interesting. RT @davidrieff: http://t.co/athLbgSsYU@wjhenn There is much unrevealed in this report. E.g. 150' is a bounce dive on scuba, unless Nitrox. Where they on air or Nitrox? Need more.
8/3
2014
@ImDonBecker I hate that Idiocracy is basically a documentary.
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7/31
2014
"Can you hear it now?" RT @nnnnnnnn: Can’t believe this actually works http://t.co/O1Jd6p7d5o.@atlauren @TidBITS Excellent piece. Good interpretation of the recent past, the new present, and even some possible futures of Apple & IBM.ICYMI, I wrote a piece for @TidBITS about the Apple/IBM deal. http://t.co/CycqnhLwTR
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7/27
2014
@ctdawe Oh gosh, weeks maybe months ago.@jfleck That would be Cisco networking gear. http://t.co/d6HurKz0G1
7/26
2014
@cedge318 I wasn't aware of that. Thanks for the pointer.
7/25
2014
@KimJongNumberUn But you can go on AshMad and not worry about the family seeing your picture.
7/22
2014
@shokufeyesib @matthew_d_green "Why Johnny Can't Encrypt" - 2005
7/20
2014
@prachigu For funny women comediennes, http://t.co/t26nUqGlnu
7/16
2014
@bad_elf Bad Elf data export to iTunes11 - where does the data go in the iTunes UI? I could find it in 10, lost it in 11. thx
7/12
2014
@schoun And it takes some real talent to win that particular competition.
7/11
2014
I've had my last Kool-Aid Bar visit. #BadServiceAtTheGeniusBar
7/10
2014
@devontech I picked up Aeon Timeline this year, and last year I picked up Scrivener. Thanks for running this offer.
7/6
2014
#SurfReport20140705 Santa Monica Bay west, Tower 20: water temp now tropical, about 75F, swell 1-2 SSW and fair, water green with algae
7/5
2014
@atlauren I was put on the list by…a friend. So I should have it. Investigation will commence. :-)@atlauren Wait, what!? You've got a national park? And I don't. I've been on that list for years. Waah. Investigation is in order.
7/4
2014
I keep forgetting you can swipe right on a 1Password entry to get the ‘Copy Password’ option. So much wasted time…
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7/2
2014
Facebook. Blipverts. Just sayin'…German luxury automakers have a new car color - Bling Gold. Seems perfect for Hollywood. https://t.co/KAruuuCL3l http://t.co/Hhzsi7AFaSThe conglomerate known as Flying Spaghetti Monster Industries bans all employees from eating pasta or pizza. Italy protests. #FSM #FSMI
6/30
2014
Becoming increasingly disgruntled with this new Kindle Fire HD. Can't figure out how to put my non-Amazon content (O'Reilly) onto it.
6/28
2014
Looking for auto glass for a 24 year old car. Um, no. Like looking for that unicorn that farts rainbows. #DontWannaBuyaNewCar
6/23
2014
George Bush's latest painting: "What Iraq Looks Like Today" http://t.co/UVMKgvhGpB (satire by Borowitz, the New Yorker)
6/22
2014
Keep calm and carry on. RT @atlauren: In the long view of medical history, the twentieth century is looking like the antibiotic bubble.
6/21
2014
.@TimothyS Now it's the "merc force". http://t.co/IZJgqKyLcu73 questions for Olivia Munn (oddly compelling). Like an updated Proust questionnaire. http://t.co/RN67a0vC2n #73questions
6/18
2014
Just binge watched Silicon Valley s1. Hilarious.Oh, @AdobeFlash Player, you have the only updater that opens my web browser to download you only to ask me to quit it to install you.
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6/16
2014
Your future without #NetNeutrality: http://t.co/RxjuWOfP0C http://t.co/MVA8GdR1aM
Retweeted by Dan O'DonnellEvery-time you think your job title slightly understates your actual role.. hint http://t.co/0haRJpge00 via @MSalt69 http://t.co/SPtG5Z1OtM
Retweeted by Dan O'DonnellSo you want to be a surf videographer in Costa Rica? Here's your opportunity! http://t.co/CFTDJ5oeZn #WRSCSurf report, Tower 20 | 1-2 SSW swell, 12 sec period, wind from S 5-8 kts, blown and sloppy, wait till PM or tomorrow AM
6/15
2014
@rtrouton @Sacrilicious Thanks Rich, I'll check that out.@Sacrilicious I'll check that out. Thx.French opinion polls '45, '94, 2004 — Who contributed more in defeating Nazi Germany? Amazing what Hollywood can do. http://t.co/EUZF4wi1CQ
Retweeted by Dan O'DonnellSo Adobe just changed their Flash update checker. Again. Now you have to have your browser OPEN to check. And download. #FAIL
6/11
2014
Coming Tomorrow to Fox News: The Eric Cantor Show!
Retweeted by Dan O'Donnell@WritingFactory You asked about Btc. Bitcoiners are not average consumers.
6/10
2014
@WritingFactory middleman, anonymity, etc.@FrankGirardot @laobserved The rich really are different.Google self-driving car in front of me stopped at a stop sign. And sat there. And sat there. And sat there. And sat there. #beta
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6/9
2014
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