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defrocked physicist, reformed adventure junkie, satori surfer, general waterman, computer guy; PGP Key ID 2C58030B58E410BE

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Retweeted by Dan O'DonnellFascinating story about Iran, good and bad. “What Started the Biggest Population Boom in History?” by @ReadMatter https://t.co/DvbEM9EGeo
3/29
2015
.@WIRED I really liked the new format - until the science writers started dropping like flies.@mosaicscience @NerdyChristie Good story. I popped a reference to it into wikipedia. https://t.co/jPepVnvHV3This is possibly the greatest Twitter exchange in Twistory: http://t.co/7RRbMUc46K
Retweeted by Dan O'DonnellJust reread Christopher Hitchens' "Mortality". He was the epitome of eloquence in writing and speaking. (Better listened to as audiobook).
3/28
2015
We live in a time where injustice is concentrated, like a corrosive explosive poison, in a place we whimsically call the justice system.
Retweeted by Dan O'Donnell@ctdawe you'd be surprised how big they are.@kilbo I'll guess that he doesn't listen to others either, esp "old" guys...?@AldyenDonnelly @SuzanneWaldman @flexibledragnet Adding anti-pollution equipt to US cars - kind of a tax, changed everything.@kilbo #OneMoreReasonToGTFOofTech@GlennF It is definitely one of those little moments in life that one remembers.@kilbo LOLZSpent an hour today in a 5 story anechoic chamber w/ a full size satellite in RF tx testing. #ReallyHighTech
3/27
2015
@marczak true
3/24
2015
@glgray When was the last time you were in the corporate environment? You have no idea...@nigelkersten So is that animal, vegetable, or mineral?@nigelkersten in Portlandium Green no less…Lies, damn lies, and statistics. RT @ValdisKrebs: http://t.co/6NKtQ70Zl0 (via xkcd)@atlauren Good parenting.
3/22
2015
This morning had to read on the Kindle. Constantly went blank, then to an ad screen, then back to material. Time to dump it. #iPadJustInTimeBobby Tables’ ride RT @mikko_2010: Yes, that just *might* work... http://t.co/e21zgSSl2Y [license plate SQL injection for speed cameras...]Closed out my credit card loyalty points. Got 3 iTunes gift cards, 2 free iPad minis, and 1 R/T biz-class upgrade to Scandinavia. #goodday@marczak Saw that SCSI thing and had the same thought, THE HORROR! And you make me think I’ve got to clean out my old junk too. :-)Did about 8 hours of bizdev today AND got some new tires on the car… whew, time to relax.@marczak Does @cstross read your twitter stream!? ☺ RT: I am shouting at Twitter because THE HORROR THE HORRORWhen Bill Joy predicted 1GHz processors back when, who thought they would be needed to keep up with typing one char per sec. in Javascript?
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3/21
2015
@atlauren Just had that argument with the SO yesterday. She is French, and a devout believer in the authority of the state. (Until not.)@valkyrierisen @KCRWPressPlay Lawyer wants us to forgive prejudice and racism because committers are such sensitive souls.
3/20
2015
@kilbo How soon do you want the notes? Will this weekend be soon enough?How ‘hackers’ think - to make Mosquito Air Defense Laser Systems, (via TEDx), http://t.co/WpkjsXQUuJ
3/17
2015
More news orgs should do this: @Gawker publishes the PGP and OTR keys of every reporter who uses them in one place. https://t.co/Z6BMFOBxVx
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3/13
2015
@ValaAfshar @n82ps And in the 60s Big Auto Detroit claimed that adopting the seatbelt would put them out of business!@kilbo FWIW, I’m reading William Goldman’s “Which Lie Did I Tell” and he felt the same at his beginning. #WritersAngst
3/12
2015
@satyap @kilbo Don’t the Koch Bros have some big digs in one of the Colorado Rockies resorts?MacIT 2015 event site now live & registration open. Check it out at http://t.co/gJ2kXzIZ3b #MacITconf
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3/11
2015
@saladinahmed @dhammicmarxist Schrödinger’s other cats@nigelkersten ping me
3/10
2015
@thepacketrat Excellent reportage. Thx.@nils_gilman 16 years to the day after Vietnam was partitioned (by waning colonialist France) into North and South, https://t.co/OXgvkI31aE
3/8
2015
.@tiffany @mikeymikey @tbridge Solved. I’ll watch Galaxy Quest afterwards.@nils_gilman Next we'll find out that Bandar is advising on how to deal with ISIS."You might think Wolfowitz would no longer be taken seriously in the US foreign-policy community. But you’d be wrong" http://t.co/NUGvpD1UGY
Retweeted by Dan O'Donnell. @tiffany @mikeymikey @tbridge Thanks for the advice. I think I’ll wait until tomorrow, late morning in the daylight long before bedtime.@tbridge @tiffany Uh oh. I just (1 hr ago) picked up Snowpiercer. Haven't started yet, but now - not too sure...Prediction: Apple's ubiquitous iMessage-based inter-device pairing (AKA 'handoff') heralds a sea change in how all our devices communicate.
Retweeted by Dan O'DonnellNow that the computer upgrade/install is finished - SURF CHECK! <ahem!>Had a ca.2008 computer give up the video last weekend. New replacement is now up and running. (Thanks Migration Assistant!)New Mexico evolution event scuttled after attack from Intelligent Design creationists http://t.co/rQOEnnWAPf via @GeneticLiteracy
Retweeted by Dan O'Donnell@DCLindholm @michiokaku But that lost generation of physicists went to Wall St became quants and blew up the economy! 😧
3/7
2015
@n82ps An attempt at humor. And irony. #fail ;-)I just bought tickets for Paul Saffo presents "The Creator Economy"! http://t.co/PUiMovwPvQyour physics tutorial for the day, from xkcd: http://t.co/67qRTMKDmD
3/4
2015
So much for “moderate” jihadis. RT @jamiewrit: Main U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebel Group Disbanding, Joining Islamists http://t.co/PuIYlJlokrDante’s little known tenth ring of swim meet hell: “Heat 1 of 12”
Retweeted by Dan O'Donnell@atlauren :-)Pro tip: When at a department morale-building event at a sports bar, do not beat your boss' boss' boss at air hockey.
3/1
2015
I finally found a political movement in which I can wholeheartedly believe. http://t.co/SSC3J7NtdU
Retweeted by Dan O'Donnellvalve job, $1600, but heads are clean, a new valve, compression goes up…and maybe it will pass smog check http://t.co/QHvw0eng4P
2/28
2015
@HereInMalibu less coastal fog in LA due to urban sprawl, https://t.co/bFnErOFDEVWhat timing: Bibi will plead a case for Israel's security to a Congress that can't even meet a payroll for America's domestic security.
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2/27
2015
Good essay by Dan Gillmor about using FOSS and maintaining as much privacy as possible in personal computing. http://t.co/MaO5U78OtG
2/26
2015
Sadly, yes. RT @cyberwar: Moxie Marlinspike -> Blog -> GPG And Me http://t.co/L6IhgZz5rt via @moxie Yes.
2/24
2015
Rep & Dem MT @hiltzikm: H1-B fraud: SoCal Edison uses loophole to fire U.S. IT staff; replace with Indian immigrants http://t.co/sHWRVD5Nzi@marczak What about it draws you in - the metaphor or the surrealism, or something else?Just watched Brazil again. Parody and satire that has so much truth for what we live in now.
2/22
2015
27b/6@SuzanneWaldman They purposely ignore or refute the fact that large scale energy is needed, 24/7/365, and only comes from fossil or nuclear
2/21
2015
The #NSA has released a statement about their theft of everyone's sim codes, "ISIS is coming for your kidneys!!"
Retweeted by Dan O'Donnell@SuzanneWaldman All the nuclear accidents put together do not come close to the existential planetary damage being caused by coal plants.@SuzanneWaldman more collateral damage http://t.co/aHoIDiBoSi
2/20
2015
@onedrive done
2/18
2015
@onedrive Installer runs and quits, but program is not installed. Repeatable. 2 different machines. Report filed thru website 2/15.
2/17
2015
.@onedrive If only I could get OneDrive to run on a standard OSX 10.9.5 install. (Either of them.)
2/16
2015
Glorious moon and planets at nightfall February 20. http://t.co/UzXZ4sMIT9 Don't miss them! http://t.co/etSlwPmC1P
Retweeted by Dan O'Donnell@atlauren Yes! My ATF Dilbert! As an ATF cartoon, it shares #1 with XKCD http://t.co/QneMQOXtA8
2/15
2015
@ddayen Those who believe in “clean coal” also do not believe in the Second Law of Thermodynamics.You can identify malicious hackers by their black hats, dark glasses, and poor posture. http://t.co/RyKt1CaMFb http://t.co/FZBJVAqnT7
Retweeted by Dan O'DonnellYou heard it straight from Obama folks, send us your data so we can keep you safe. #DoItNow #DontMakeUsComeGetIt
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2/14
2015
Enjoyed watching @karaswisher interview with Obama today. "O: You own your data" "K: doesn't feel like it" http://t.co/xjwtpMdQwz
Retweeted by Dan O'Donnell@dhammicmarxist Oooh yeah. Though I could happily live with 6 weeks annual vacation, single payer health care and fast trains everywhere.@dhammicmarxist Yep! Many bad spellers in French and in English, as compared to say, Spanish and Italian.@dhammicmarxist Ah! Just beware their facility with the sharp language… :-)@dhammicmarxist Reply to: “all I want to do is visit a coffeeshop in France & strike up convos w ppl in which …” #AFewDaysBehindTheTimes@dhammicmarxist After you spend a few months in France and the novelty wears off, you’ll find they are a whiney bunch. #TheEasyLife
2/13
2015
@n82ps Those are better.@n82ps lolz, so it’s AntiRevn82ps? or !revn82ps ;-)Via @cjciaramella, this has to be one of the best photos ever. (Reuters) http://t.co/VSYxV1voVr
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2/12
2015
Have you mastered the controls for your Japanese toilet yet? http://t.co/ksHIElXzb6
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2/10
2015
@joeklein The metaphorical/pedagogical construct could be different, but only because every machine on the network is now on the perimeter.
2/9
2015
@astroehlein @ValdisKrebs See also: Karen Dawisha, http://t.co/UK8LZr3CJh@kilbo It’s a great thing that a Sunday nap can do…! :-)@kilbo When do you find out if you’ve been selected?@kilbo Ah! That’s the news, eh?CLI IOT or #CLIIOT RT @FreeseChristian: This is what the "internet of things" endgame looks like http://t.co/su0fMP9D1y@kilbo watching… :-)@kilbo Ugh. Good luck with that, and I look forward to the other thing.You know you are a scientist when you look at these seats and admire the colours, but wonder about the error bars. http://t.co/P5OOSkBNPd
Retweeted by Dan O'Donnell@tbridge Of course when piloting an overloaded light plane full-power climb-out, it’s not the time to be grinning for the camera… ;-)@tbridge Agreed again, and I find the whole faux controversy very amusing… :-)
2/8
2015
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