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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


In third grade, I asked the teacher why we pledged allegiance to a flag--flags don't care. I had to clean the blackboard.
Retweeted by philtorKardashev Type 2? https://t.co/Ddu73HPW8E
Retweeted by philtorColorful scarlet runner beans. I didn't grow enough to make refried beans, but plenty to plant more next year. https://t.co/9WKXW9oiBCToday! https://t.co/tkqXBybA8j
Retweeted by philtorhttps://t.co/Tjl3ozgeap Amazon experimenting with 30 hr work week. Hopefully this catches on at more companies.I've talked with 4 programmers going on mental health leave in the last 6 months & dealt with 1 suicide on my team & nobody talks about it
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8/27
2016
wait what https://t.co/scAIZXVfLF
Retweeted by philtorA display of living pot plants is on view at the Oregon State Fair, a first for any state fair in the nation. https://t.co/VtNAtQ0QsL
Retweeted by philtor @lindsey do you have a gist that shows an example of this?The "alt-right" has been in the news a lot in recent days. Here's what it is and who calls themselves members. https://t.co/hwtgmw5vEw
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8/26
2016
Banned for life from the startup community for naming my high capacity ride sharing app Van Hailin'
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8/25
2016
Donald Trump, father of five children with three women, says black communities have "broken homes all over the place, at record levels."
Retweeted by philtorI read programmer job ads and think "I would trade all the ping pong tables, beer nights and catered lunches for a quiet office with a door"
Retweeted by philtor @JonGraySwag @mjambon this video is being seen by Muslims all over the world. I'm not Muslim, but I can't blame them for being angry. @mjambon Also going to guess that someone wearing a cross necklace on the same beach wouldn't be told to remove it. @mjambon also, video like this could cause some moderate Muslims to consider "radicalism". The policy is counterproductive. @mjambon forcing women remove clothing doesn't seem secular. More like it's vindictive.Can't get over the absurdity. A powerful, frightening image of armed French police forcing a woman to remove clothes https://t.co/GZ2mb1Awab
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8/24
2016
There is honestly no point in doing anything but this guy's job. https://t.co/b9YeTqtGCv
Retweeted by philtor @built is it Polka... or is it Ranchero? Sometimes hard to tell.This is just brilliant; explaining Monte Carlo with raindrops: https://t.co/1lB8KlRkFC
Retweeted by philtorYou know who else patrols the way women dress? ISIS and the Taliban. https://t.co/eYJoFImhP4
Retweeted by philtor“Some questions for those who are cheering @Gawker's demise.” @trevortimm of @FreedomofPress at @boingboing today https://t.co/ePqCCkFwhb
Retweeted by philtorThe patents on Epi-Pens expired years ago. Why isn't a generic maker effectively undercutting that market?
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8/23
2016
The phrase "humane and efficient" has a distinctly terrible connotation https://t.co/qRR56IbjbP
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Retweeted by philtor3 of 5 stars to The Sabbath World by Judith Shulevitz https://t.co/PSchsbsHIA
8/21
2016
@tlockney laying on the couch with a fan pointed in my direction and a good book is what I'm doing on this too-hot day.I like this pic of a SpaceX rocket with people next to it because it's hard to get a sense of scale in landing vids https://t.co/VnXTNS5fXJ
Retweeted by philtorEggplant and cantaloupe from garden this morning. https://t.co/FRtIyhR6Og
8/20
2016
Record high temperatures were broken across most NW Oregon and SW Washington on Friday. https://t.co/L6trCnQJWf
Retweeted by philtorThe nervous system of the forest: https://t.co/QzmBaEwTVg
8/19
2016
A Nearly Ice-Free Northwest Passage https://t.co/q9nfoczHi8 #NASA https://t.co/b6cYnFDSAy
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8/18
2016
when the user uses your feature.. but not quite how you intended https://t.co/7XyOeDXbaR
Retweeted by philtorTrump is bringing someone who openly works with Putin's propaganda channel Russia Today to get his first classified intel briefing. Amazing.
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8/16
2016
This is like some crazy doomesday cult. https://t.co/x7yTfYGmxu @built and not just us, apparently: https://t.co/ONYMMoQZ31Whither bots? "Beyond AI Winter" by @pacoid https://t.co/XYmZQ43vQO
Retweeted by philtor @built My wife says she remembers it not being cool to say "cool" then either. She was in N. CA. Maybe it was age related? I was 20 in '83.I’VE HAD AN IDEA WE’LL TAKE ALL THE BAD CODE BUNDLE IT TOGETHER AND SELL IT TO VCS AS A COLLATERALIZED TECHNICAL DEBT OBLIGATION
Retweeted by philtor @built Could be. Fashion was more regional then too. In Seattle flair pants were in circa '81, but Phoenix would have none of it.Stunning blue swimming shrimp 1280m possibly new species? #Okeanos unnamed guyot #WakeIsland https://t.co/F1gUjoy0bo
Retweeted by philtorIIRC it wasn't cool to say "cool" in 1983 #StrangerThingsJuly 2016 was absolutely the hottest month since the instrumental records began. https://t.co/GQNsvARPDH
Retweeted by philtorDick Van Dyke breaks out in song to surprised Denny's diners https://t.co/U2RqVPCE1L https://t.co/NpOnR8yPvB
Retweeted by philtorNASA: Earth’s hottest month on record was last month. Of all months in history. When will we fix this? https://t.co/OhDb6z3C4b
Retweeted by philtorSo when surgeons are interviewing are they asked to do whiteboard surgeries? @ChiefScientist @built was referring to the East-West positioning of the two countries.#FirstSevenLanguages English BASIC (took years to unlearn) assembly (6502, Z80,68K, 8051) Pascal C Perl C++
8/15
2016
Even has the same floating seeds or snow or whatever that is in Stranger Things. I think I've discovered an obscure cinematic quote.The telekinesis girl in Stranger Things reminds me of the last scene of Tarkovsky's Stalker: https://t.co/bnMtKRI8XJ
8/13
2016
To everyone moving to Oregon, please read this to understand how Oregon became the magical land. https://t.co/c1KozorzDz
Retweeted by philtorPro-tip: Only ask for a *finite* amount of tape. https://t.co/0TLhmBvDEW
Retweeted by philtorAn Oregon county might get ranked-choice voting! https://t.co/s1r8OJX3PM // @CPsolver
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8/12
2016
How Americans watch swimming. #Olympics #Rio2016 #Phelps https://t.co/9NM9OiVLBX
Retweeted by philtorCan't wrap my head around 12 years for this. https://t.co/nvWreqP3Gz
Retweeted by philtor @built 12 years for "planning" but not actually carrying it out. That's crazy. Probably somehow related to the so-called "Patriot" act? @built I'm gonna guess it's not so easy to retire there if you're American (vs. people from other EU countries) @built Spain's Portugal has lower cost of living than Idaho's Portugal. https://t.co/75BDsZwCsB @mjambon Also lots of cars with California plates showing up. Ca$h buyers. @mjambon Average rent for a 1BR apt in Portland just hit $1400. @mjambon Houses in my very humble neighborhood in the 'burbs going for $360K. In Portland add a couple hundred K to that. @built I'm starting to think I should sell the houses and retire to Portugal.Please read my forthcoming novel, "Buckman and the Thousand Cranes" https://t.co/l1B97uTqht
Retweeted by philtor @mjambon a few years back we kept saying companies should move their engineering to Portland... now they it's getting crazy here too. @mjambon aren't houses crazy expensive in pretty much the whole Bay area?I compiled the OCaml compiler libs (parser, checker, codegen) to a node.js bundle and made a little repl frontend: https://t.co/18tYZT9tXR
Retweeted by philtorLiquidsoap https://t.co/572nathPtF is a must for webradios and is written in OCaml. Learn OCaml, register now at https://t.co/68QtbuUcaE !
Retweeted by philtor @built other differences: the artists seem intelligent, industrious and not drug addicted? @built I've gotta wonder, though, how the Canadian & BC government entities feel about the artist island? @built give it 24 years? @built https://t.co/nnw5dIUW2j @built Isn't this happening around Portland, homeless colony in a slough somewhere (last week's Willamette week had a cover story abt this)New post: Windowless percentile tracking algorithm https://t.co/8zHuDHj2JI
Retweeted by philtorOff the Grid on a Homemade Island https://t.co/XOdYwY6et6 seems idyllic, but if a lot of people started doing this?This Shark Is the Vertebrate Methuselah https://t.co/xzAH9glkjr
Retweeted by philtor#tbt to this @dsipress @NewYorker cartoon from years ago that feels incredibly current now https://t.co/5QvSBdjUDV
Retweeted by philtorJeebus. Planning commissioner in Palo Alto is leaving town bc she can't afford to live in Silicon Valley https://t.co/0hFA0eAlpb
Retweeted by philtorApparently there's a World Domination Summit happening in Portland this week. Be careful out there Portlanders.
8/11
2016
@OPB Uhh.... I think you got your stories mixed up there. I don't think there's Zika at Rockaway Beach or Seal Rock. @mjambon flax seed oil would have a much better omega3/omega6 ratio (more omega 3, less omega 6). Similar for hemp or walnut oil. @mjambon probably healthier with olive oil or even better hemp oil for omega 3s. @NPRGoatsandSoda @PeterHotez @sabinvaccine @bcmhouston @PLOSNTDs @JohnsHopkinsCCP @LancetGH @togetherforall What about Jimmy Carter?Newt Gingrich has said that Trump will be "at least as reliable" as Andrew Jackson as Pres. A historian responds: https://t.co/ExXqLgULRg
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8/10
2016
The overlap of the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton State Department is grotesque. https://t.co/fIynpjkojA
Retweeted by philtorTired of silly terminator stories? My summary of the top 9 myths about advanced future AI: https://t.co/Uuk8ulQoe1 https://t.co/nAHeVut2Fe
Retweeted by philtorThe Secret Service is aware of the comments made earlier this afternoon.
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8/9
2016
Feels kinda like Fall out there today.2 0 1 6 EVERYONE https://t.co/cYozlaBMbB
Retweeted by philtorCatnip is a bizarre phenomenon. Here's how it works. https://t.co/6xud2XGgxX #InternationalCatDay
Retweeted by philtorYou thought it was a dependency, but apparently it wasn't. https://t.co/DyD0S7mTd1
Retweeted by philtorIf you ever feel useless just remember that someone is a lifeguard at the olympics swimming event https://t.co/xYcLithktp
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8/8
2016
There’s so much money in SF that the restaurants can barely survive. Got that? https://t.co/KconWmX7Pp
Retweeted by philtor @built steam 'em & serve with olive oil & garlic. Going to try to lacto ferment some of them. @built I didn't name 'em. Apparently called Preacher beans in the South.Tomatoes, pepper & rattlesnake beans from the garden today. https://t.co/2wN7Z6HZj1Our 2-step plan to fight Zika: 1. Block Obama's Zika plan. 2. Blame Obama for not doing anything about Zika. https://t.co/BZfyKeZugC
Retweeted by philtorThe cover my dad commissioned from Drew Friedman for the @observer's "The Kingdom of New York" back in 2009. Spooky. https://t.co/hL51hAfHC0
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8/7
2016
Biden with some lead-by-example advice for bosses everywhere. (From this month's @esquire) #Fatherhood #Parenting https://t.co/z6ZOrFIYgp
Retweeted by philtorThe Federal Reserve will from now on be known as The Department of Bubbles.
8/6
2016

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