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philtor @philtor Beaverton, OR

Gardener, geek, frugalist, programmer, maker, learner.

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Koch Brothers buy ads on Daily Show, Jon Stewart mercilessly skewers them http://t.co/mJvGG4V0KCSetting up Ubuntu 14.04 in VirtualBox so I can run microblaze QEMU to test the xilinx c-based webserver we plan to run in FPGA. turtlesDecide for yourself: https://t.co/u6OwkrVUdW http://t.co/WwA8D5prEh
Retweeted by philtor#Oregon #farmers (on tractors) taking it to the streets to label #GMOs for #YesOn92 http://t.co/qbzNkIDuky
Retweeted by philtor@topfunky You just hover over the switch and then... oh, wait.
10/30
2014
Somehow I missed the Old Economy Steve meme. http://t.co/Ha7zG6yjfM
Retweeted by philtorBuild a tiny TARDIS, then wear it! https://t.co/1aCRvHy3n6 full tutorial @adafruit: https://t.co/XrscC7VKHK
Retweeted by philtor@built look out behind you! There are two gray figures lurking there.Big AgriChem and Big Junkfood just threw another $2.5Million into the No ON 92 campaign. Imagine the next set of ads....now I know what it's like to live in a state that's being carpetbombed by anti labeling ads paid for by Big AgriChem (Monsanto, et al)I recall hearing about the California GMO labeling measure failing a couple years back and thinking, how could that fail?...Is @elonmusk clairvoyant? Called @NASA contractor @OrbitalSciences' #Antares rocket design a "joke" in 2012. @skimm http://t.co/wjkSpECbel
Retweeted by philtorYou won’t believe how many times this woman gets harassed in 10 hours of walking in NYC. http://t.co/fMSGDmb5le via @iHollaback
10/29
2014
@nextdoor has your site been down for a few days? Not able to log in not getting updates.Science declared hydrogenated oils safe for decades "we just added this extra hydrogen atom over here - what could go wrong?" #YesOn92Visualising an asynchronous monad - Thomas Leonard's blog http://t.co/2zHwvsHRPi - with example traces from #openmirage #ocaml unikernels
Retweeted by philtor@built Shouldn't it say "Risk death, use upper deck" ?@built Are you in Europe?
10/28
2014
Surely at this point we should just stop using Javascript: https://t.co/QeRa7WmvXl
Retweeted by philtorFound a porcini mushroom while walking around the neighborhood today. http://t.co/XyY1wJopER
10/26
2014
Yes on 92 caravan in Beaverton Oregon...@DrBronner @GMOFreeOregon @LaniReady @Label_GMOs http://t.co/WAFZKqqdTe
Retweeted by philtorYes on 92 rally in Beaverton. http://t.co/VKDZakqekU
10/25
2014
an OCaml pull request that adds typesafe dlopen/dlsym. Amazing! https://t.co/eXGEGBoGZi
Retweeted by philtorFinally the reason FBI is so desperate to prevent mobile phone encryption by default — police steal nudes off phones http://t.co/mNOZ4KoRFg
Retweeted by philtorWeb development. http://t.co/mUqI3ftUXJ
Retweeted by philtor@elanaspantry How's the GMO labeling measure going in Colorado? Here in Oregon the "No" side has gotten $16Million from out of state corps.4 of 5 stars to Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by David Shafer https://t.co/H0Fj01LK7Q@built Which waffle do you recommend?Pro-GM labelling campaign hugely outspent in Colorado and Oregon ballot http://t.co/v7a6wDYLI4DuPont poured another $4.5 Million into the No on 92 campaign yesterday http://t.co/teLgqPjC9o What are they afraid of? #Yes_on_92
10/24
2014
...and if the car were truly sold it would seem that they would not keep posting the ad every couple of days.As I've been looking for a car on CL for the last couple of weeks I've seen this a few times already. Not sure what the motivation is.There seems to be a thing on CraigsList where people who don't intend to sell a car post car ad and never answer inquiries.Man Calls a Suicide Prevention Hotline, SWAT Team Shows Up and Kills Him http://t.co/s5HPdUgxJs
Retweeted by philtorVideo of that tornado in Longview here... Pretty amazing. Anyone seen Toto? #liveonkomo http://t.co/DnfXAdWiQk
Retweeted by philtorTornado reported in Longview, Washington; residents asked to avoid downed power lines http://t.co/cja4aifq9c
Retweeted by philtorImportant observation. We must do more RT @ProPublica: Washington’s tech laws are antiquated: http://t.co/hM3UusBlHy http://t.co/Spwm771ocp
Retweeted by philtorFelicia Day opens up about #GamerGate fears, has her private details exposed minutes later http://t.co/9X8lvweOve http://t.co/RDYyHvYIrN
Retweeted by philtorTHIS #ISIS lorry bomb got no further than this YPJ Sniper from YPG's legendary sniper units operating in #Kobane http://t.co/ja5pyfEn5L
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10/23
2014
Study from U of Missouri saying that you can absorb BPA through skin & within hours the American Chemistry Council is touting safety of BPAScary! In recent experiments, #BPA was absorbed by people who held a receipt for as little as 2 seconds! Our story: http://t.co/tPN02miQCD
Retweeted by philtorAfter spending most of the day fighting with Xilinx's Eclipse-based IDE I think I'll go with good old fashioned make files.@peat Barbra Streisand had a song like that.@peat Is that a computer store in Vegas?@built Actually, this modern adaptation with Crispin Glover was pretty good: http://t.co/s8GlnyAcw3@built @JohnMetta @lawduck Oh, and maybe the story needs an update: Bartleby the Coder.@built @JohnMetta @lawduck Yeah, and I have no idea what Scrivener you're talking about so we're even.#California Releases Draft Plan for Unlimited Future #Pesticide Spraying http://t.co/lwOSXjTskO @Earthjustice http://t.co/HggV5kGTFb
Retweeted by philtor@trimet @GraceStu Even a couple of Portland Loos at each transit center could be helpful. But bad people is why we can't have nice things.@built @JohnMetta @lawduck Bartleby, the Scrivener? Everytime we ask him to do some work he says "I would prefer not to".@pdxboats @trimetscanner @GraceStu @trimet ...the only explanation I can think of is that if there were restrooms they'd get trashed quickly@pdxboats @trimetscanner @GraceStu @trimet Yes, the lack of restrooms at TriMet transit centers is very annoying...@gracestu Sorry, @trimet doesn't have any money to create public restrooms. Please enjoy Trimet's new boat fleet. http://t.co/lWrNTeSsDl
Retweeted by philtor"A smell of kelp came in off the water and lay on the fog ... The world was a wet emptiness." -Raymond Chandler http://t.co/8oy4RoeZ1e
Retweeted by philtorThis is what happens when you take your Nobel Prize for Physics through a TSA checkpoint. http://t.co/GlHoY3nBef
Retweeted by philtorConsumers Union says that GMO labeling will cost less than a penny a day: http://t.co/VogxXdo7qU
10/22
2014
Forget Ebola, it's soda that should terrify you http://t.co/S72Hc8262A
Retweeted by philtorOf course someone’s forking Node. It’s not like they can start a thread.
Retweeted by philtorConway's Game of Life implemented on Parallella by student at NTNU Trondheim. http://t.co/owC01TD60e
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10/21
2014
Apple Pay is cool, but imagine if you could pay with a device that never ran out of batteries and that was slim enough to fit in your wallet
Retweeted by philtorYou think tech support is bad now? Wait until they hire philosophers: http://t.co/C4DkCcnpGy @existentialcoms
Retweeted by philtorBlog post: Heavy Rain Coming and Windstorm Threat: An atmospheric river, a warm current of large amounts of wa... http://t.co/wymBaKX2NB
Retweeted by philtorI made a modern OCaml Android cross-compiler toolchain that doesn't hurt to use! try it if you want. https://t.co/h9DBTVhhRt
Retweeted by philtorFront Page: Bomb squad disarms tripwire device found on trail near Forest Park http://t.co/MW9MRw6o3y http://t.co/8IaJo7HKBP
Retweeted by philtorPriceless. The FBI's own website recommends enabling encryption on cell phones, as the FBI director condemns it. http://t.co/AQNYVHk4D7
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10/20
2014
Test drove Honda. Liked Honda. Arranged to pay & pick up car next day. Seller completely unreachable next day. Seems his phone is off.Is is common for to people offer cars for sale on Craigslist and then completely disappear when buyer tries to arrange for payment?
10/18
2014
Here's how we roll in South Africa #Flybrary at Cape Town airport- drop off books you have read and take one away. http://t.co/LReJclXmBf
Retweeted by philtor.RT@MultCoLib This made our Friday. http://t.co/t4J0QtCcre
Retweeted by philtorSomeone strapped a GoPro to an eagle flying over Paris (who needs a drone when you've got a pet eagle) http://t.co/V7awyNqCTiNew Generation of GM Crops Puts Agriculture in a 'Crisis Situation' http://t.co/73Arff4uyIScientists warn EPA on Monsanto corn rootworm http://t.co/1iStgFKBDCPlant Breeding vs. GMOs: Conventional Methods Lead the Way in Responding to Climate Change http://t.co/5vXqcXV823From the As-If-There-Wasn't-Enough-Trouble-Already dept:Nuclear reactors near active volcanos in Japan called unsafe http://t.co/Z8ZvObJFKDObama is appointing a venture capitalist as his Ebola Czar. In six weeks, Yahoo is going to own ebola.
Retweeted by philtorWikiLeaks publishes secret draft chapter of Trans-Pacific Partnership http://t.co/QwXJv1cfyVLeaked draft confirms TPP will censor Internet and stifle Free Expression worldwide https://t.co/udg57Df2w5 via @openmedia_caWe think our Yosemite v1.0 looks pretty good @YosemiteNPS #California http://t.co/TU4dFSzot1
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10/17
2014
Got the least-effective anti-pot campaign ad ever. Had no idea these things existed, and now I want to try them all! http://t.co/x2pOheVLtu
Retweeted by philtorCool: Periodic table of relative abundance of the elements. http://t.co/Y5s32orITh
Retweeted by philtor@voxdotcom Another way to look at it: cats aren't emotionally needy and clingy like dogs. They don't whine for hours after you leave.@elehack and not just tech.@breakingPDXnews Apparently Monsanto is worried about their business model if 92 passes? Seems like desperation.Monsanto gives $2.5 million against GMO labeling: PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Biotechnology giant Monsanto is rampin... http://t.co/QLBd1tPgko
Retweeted by philtor@rickasaurus I don't think they get a lot of snow in Sacramento, but maybe @built could send her some Oregon water.Here's the horse. He's something like 26 yes old which is why they have him wear the eye protection in the sun. http://t.co/1T6x4bBL6U...and no, that's not a metaphorical horse.CEO is in China this week so we got to put the horse out in the pasture to enjoy the nice weather.@babrietzke I've played a bit with mirage, but I don't work on it other than to submit a bug report or two.Just one example of the revolving door between Monsanto and the FDA: http://t.co/T4atpnJgOsCheck out where the contribs both for and against measure 92 are coming from: http://t.co/teLgqPjC9o basically no individuals on the no sideHey Monsanto, if your business model is based on people not knowing if their food contains GMOs maybe you should find a different one.What's Monsanto afraid of? They just dumped $2.5M (in addition to the previous $1.5M) into the No on 92 campaign. Afraid of a little label.
10/16
2014
@peat So my tree is still about 3 years from fruiting. I was thinking of planting another one. Sounds like one tree yields plenty?@peat persimmon party!@peat what part of town? Might be able to swing by on the weekend?@peat are they the Fuyu variety?if you ever wondered if the CPU emulator implemented in LaTeX is crazy... yes, it is ;) http://t.co/kzNfWJkY11
Retweeted by philtorNexus 9 looks nice. But estimated to be $399.
10/15
2014
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