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philtor @philtor Beaverton, OR

Gardener, geek, frugalist, programmer, maker, learner. HAM radio: KG7ULQ

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Joined Twitter 5/5/08

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@built #DonaldDucksDebateToday's strawberry harvest now twice as big as it was last week. chickens out and decides not to debate Bernie Sanders via @TIMEPoliticsDr Henry Heimlich uses Heimlich manoeuvre for first time, aged 96 argument that a Trump win would be preferable because Nazi Germany was really exciting.
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@dirquez @PDXTenantsUnite Landlords have awards galas? "And for raising rents more than any other landlord in Portland this year.."Jury hands Oracle its ass, says Google doesn't owe it a penny for Java
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Retweeted by philtor @whitequark @bofh453 but... but... it doesn't use neural networks?When you discover that The Cloud was just a bunch of Go scripts held together with some Bash
Retweeted by philtor @avsm @cpswan Camels within camels. Camels all the way down.Trump and Sanders have agreed to debate? Break out the popcorn.
@built who really wants to eat at a french laundry anyway?
El Nino declared defunct - now La Nina lurks in the wings: @BOM_au #climate
Retweeted by philtor @HeyMPT I don't think Sanders has actually become self inflated, destructive, angry - that's the emerging media narrative.when you're trying to learn a new programming language for the first time
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Retweeted by philtorOn the otherhand,the movie studios have noticed this and are feeding us with more superhero movies to make more $ thus reinforcing the trendDangerous things happen in nations when this kind of superhero yearning exists.Not saying there's a filmmaker conspiracy.More like the national psyche has been yearning for a strongman which manifests in superhero maniaI don't think it's just coincidental that superhero movies and Donald Drumph are big right now. They've been prepping us for a "strongman".People need to stop forgetting what the "M" stands for:
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Trump's tax return summarized - via @NewYorker
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Retweeted by philtorThe Monkees are releasing a new album. Hunting Heating Up In The Wake Of NW Wildfires
Retweeted by philtorInterviewee decides to take a machine learning approach to FizzBuzz, interviewer has no sense of humor: : am a delicate flower
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The U.S. prison population is 3x the size of all other developed countries combined
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Today's strawberry harvest. you roll your own crypto
Retweeted by philtorOn a 5 year mission, no doubt."We live with such crippling debt, wage stagnation & precarity that we sell off our private life to afford a party."
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Join us in Cuba for the first #MonadLibre conference. Three action-packed days of workshops, talks and activities
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India just set a new national record for highest temp ever recorded: 51C, 123.8F
Retweeted by philtorThe #BernieLostMe hashtag is another attempt to marginalize the majority of Americans who don't support the politics of oligarchy.
Retweeted by philtorThey're gonna need a lot of people to volunteer for this. crazy hail storm just hit downtown Portland! #PDXTST
Retweeted by philtor @brixen one on the Left (Bernie) and one on the Right (GOP person). Problem would be that it would likely throw election into house of reps @brixen Even better if 2 independents run.NINETY-ONE percent of under 29 favor an Independent running if Trump vs Clinton
Retweeted by philtorAt some point you hit diminishing returns from sharpening your ax and it's time to start swinging it.
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I worked @CIA. I wrote the Emergency Destruction Plan for Geneva. When CIA destroys something, it's never a mistake.
Retweeted by philtor @dysinger How does that compare to OCaml - I'd guess it would be exactly the same since Reason still uses the OCaml compiler, right?
People freaked out. "We just picked up two superdelegates!" said Sanders Oregon PD Daniel Contreras #oregonvotes
Retweeted by philtor.@BernieSanders wins the Oregon Democratic Presidential primary. Live results: #oregonvotes
Retweeted by philtorI know I'm supposed to understand this, but where would those trillions come from, Pluto?
Retweeted by philtor @built @jasonwatkinspdx @vanlue we should go back to blimps. Self-navigating blimps.Via @turoczy: June 1 job fair seeks to help laid-off Intel workers & others in Portland’s rapidly growing tech scene
Retweeted by philtor @pmarca It's more like Finance (and the Fed) has created a startup bubble. Trump has it backward.Weed-Whacking Herbicide Proves Deadly to Human Cells #Roundup
Retweeted by philtor @avsm @rickasaurus will you be able to mix Reason code with OCaml code in same project?Agree. (They use "switch" instead of "match" in the Reason front-end to OCaml) @znmeb or, "I'm not a programmer". They should. @rickasaurus yeah, took quick look and thought why wouldn't I just use OCaml? @rickasaurus OCaml rebranded?We're so excited to be working on this project: Read our blog to understand the Reason why:
Retweeted by philtorWhile almost everybody is looking at Haskell to win the industry, OCaml is steadily gaining traction.
Retweeted by philtor @built @vanlue Possibly too pessimistic, but just look the current political situation in the US: other than Sanders it's quite pessimistic @built @vanlue like lightrail? Initial funding for a lot of that was secured when we had powerful senators (Hatfield & Packwood). @built @vanlue but here in the US, as you say, we're too worried about taxes & spending at this point, not thinking investment anymore. @built @vanlue The time of doing interesting stuff (moonshot in 60s) is past for the US. Maybe China and/or India will pick up the baton... @built @vanlue Kind of like the Seattle monorail. It was the future back in 1963. Now it's a quaint view of a past future. @built @vanlue At best I think that's all it will ever be. Just a boutique means of travel on some relatively short routes. @vanlue @built I seriously doubt the ROI story for freight hyperloop. I doubt it would attract Buffet's Billions (he being a train investor) @dysinger Nice, where did you get them? @vanlue @built hyperloop skeptic here:If passenger rail can't get funding now, how will hyperloop? Hyperloop will require gov level investnt
If we've almost got self driving cars/trucks shouldn't self driving trains be a thing about now? Seems like a much easier problem.Donald Trump is basically a sexist, racist, xenophobic, petulant, ignorant, & hateful version of Andy Rooney :
Retweeted by philtorIGNORANCE IS STRENGTH new earthquake swarm is rocking Oregon's Mt. Hood
Retweeted by philtorTIL APPLE's new headquarters modelled after the UK spy agency GCHQ building.
When it's growing in your front yard, that's probably the most local your food can get.
Retweeted by philtorAnd there we have it, folks - Southern hemisphere CO2 level rises above symbolic 400 ppm milestone at Cape Grim
Retweeted by philtorHamiltonian: The new Broadway hit about the sum of potential and kinetic energy.
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Torrential downpours & flash flood warnings in Austin: maybe it's a sign that they should have kept OSCON in Portland.
Retweeted by philtorThis or the next week is the last time you will ever breathe in sub-400 ppm CO2 air
Retweeted by philtordear oracle: suing a massive company for using java is really not inclining me to write java anytime soon
Retweeted by philtor @built @sarahjeong yeah, you should be required to have at least 5 years of Java experience to be on that jury.Google dumps Java for Swift: From frying pan, into fire? #TomorrowsHeadlines @paulg But I still run into Neanderthals quite regularly. And there's that Trump guy, too.I'm dying
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Tech layoffs more than double in Bay Area
Retweeted by philtorThirteen 80 degree days at PDX so far this year. That is the most days ever for this date. The old record was nine days set in 1987.
Retweeted by philtorThis passage contains multitudes. @sarahjeong
Retweeted by philtor @benjamincorey @ShaneClaiborne You probably need a fast car too?The cofounder of Google Android just proved why you should watch what you say on work e-mail
Retweeted by philtorGoogle's TensorFlow text parsing model is called Parsey McParseface
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“The Pain You Feel is Capitalism Dying” @cognitivepolicy
Retweeted by philtorSpiralling global temperatures from 1850-2016 (full animation)
Retweeted by philtor @mdekstrand check with your credit card company. Often they offer insurance on rentals paid for with their card.#Coral #bleaching is intensifying across the Indian Ocean
Retweeted by philtorold dusty motherboards look like ancient ruins
Retweeted by philtorUse Orbot's free #VPN to reach social media on Android: @enamara @frankmugisha #Uganda
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