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

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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.@ftrain @reppep And there is a lot of strong competition for that title!.@mtaibbi How do people with this kind of logic become actual Federal judges?.@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).It's legal to crash into and kill somebody if you're typing on your computer while speeding. If you're a cop. Because the State says: ok.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
Crashy Finder.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/mzojrtb3GcEuropean Space Agency may have lost two satellites in their nascent GPS constellation. Friday Soyuz launch went bad. http://t.co/6DkFmHaCxx@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 stuffUnless I can convince Big Aircraft to front me one day of vacation time, it looks like I'm not going to Buenos Aires after all. #bummed@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
"Silicon Valley believes it invented San Francisco, Burning Man, and sex." Seems legit. #satire http://t.co/FGW9dtuxEI #PeterThielNotSatire
8/15
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@rameznaam price drop RT @BrownGeneGal: World's Richest Doctor Buys World's Most Powerful DNA Sequencer http://t.co/ohNeNHwgtG via @forbes@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.
Retweeted by Dan O'DonnellTo see a blog on Blogspot Google now requires that I log into Google. This will balkanize the net faster than politics. #EvilGoogle
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
#RemoveALetterRuinABand The Basters@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
Retweeted by Dan O'DonnellDonald Sterling is pretty crazy but on the spectrum of landlords I've had in LA, he's still just somewhere in the middle
Retweeted by Dan O'DonnellSaw a tie-dye sweatshirt and an air-cooled VW Beetle today. Must be near Venice California…
6/9
2014
#klouted MT @ValdisKrebs: I had been using Bing more and more… not any longer!!! http://t.co/7Oj0rxZfsK@kilbo Those new bolts are for the diesel engine backup generator, amirite? ;-)
6/8
2014
So Yahoo now requires a Captcha code to get the email portal but gives an error message "no captcha code is available try later". #fail
6/7
2014
Got my @ScanCafe review notification. Have to look through 1250 photos and find any throwaways. This is about the 5th edit. #EditRuthlessly@the_lostone You there?1 year ago today I was at NATO CyberConference listening to keynote by Gen Keith Alexander. (Probably the last time he joked around.)
6/5
2014
Just did the 2day tour of the biggest satellite factory on the planet. Saw a bunch of satellites in various stages of build. #reallyhightech
6/4
2014
@laura_hudson Love your summaries.
6/3
2014
I'm gonna guess that was a 4.2, slightly offshore of Marina del Rey. #earthquakeNo other nation ever passed legislation to punish its schools for not reaching an unattainable goal. http://t.co/CNQoxB7Ccp
Retweeted by Dan O'DonnellCrowdsourced biomed experiment RT @BadAstronomer: Measles infections in the US 2014 are spiking to a 20-year high. http://t.co/mIehlwmOGj2/2 maneuver that provides desperately needed campaign funds to a starving Congressman who makes a last minute vote to save the F-35?How about a movie where a plucky underdog DC lobbyist bests the implacable and determined cost analyst with an heroic inverted Beltway 1/2.@ramez Rule of tech: First mover (almost) always wins.
6/1
2014
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