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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

Droney is off to a good home! 😢 Thanks @MattBors
Retweeted by philtor @CityofBeaverton what happened to that little food kiosk (imported from Italy) that was near there on the corner of Broadway & Hall ?a few of my favorite gerrymandered congressional districts. North Carolina district 12 is truly incredible
Retweeted by philtorIt's an unpopularity contest.
It feels like this is the week to go to OSCON, but they moved it in both time and space.Why are American hackers not good enough for Donald Trump? I thought he was against outsourcing.
Retweeted by philtorOh, so looks like I've got to learn some R because someone wrote an R script to parse our emulation result files.currently being inducted into the slack cult - I have successfully avoided it until now. @znmeb They're stuck with Trump at this point. Not sure Pence would be all that much better, either. @built Yeah, I see people doing that... I'm kind of puzzled as to why, though.The moon passed between @NASA climate observatory and the earth. Almost unbelievable that this is a real photo
Retweeted by philtor @mikemchargue Aren't Enneagram's like horoscopes?Reagan: "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down that wall!" Trump: "Mr. Putin, please hack those emails!"
Retweeted by philtorInciting a foreign power to commit a felony on US soil is an interesting development in a U.S. presidential campaign IMHO.
Retweeted by philtormy 4-yr old daughter just shouted "symbols are more meaningful than things themselves" in the middle of the supermarket
Retweeted by philtor @peat I too have an overactive amygdala - it sucks.
@donpdonp Dole was the only former nominee to attend. He's 92.This Gross Creature Could Create the Superfood of the Future
Retweeted by philtorObama Backs Off Plan to Demilitarize Police After Meeting With Lobbyists
Retweeted by philtorNothing controversial is ever posted to LinkedIn - which easily makes it the most boring social network.The best video of a small bird having fun on an airport moving walkway, that you will see all day
Retweeted by philtor @built you need to start your own bank so you can charge 15% interest
Trump is apparently The Kremlin Candidate.Japanese news agency: 19 dead, 20 injured in knife attack outside Tokyo
Retweeted by philtorFree live outdoor concert in Portland today!
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Trump defends claim on Oswald and Cruz's father says National Enquirer wouldn't run photo if it was "wrong" 19,252 emails from the US Democratic National Committee #Hillary2016 #FeelTheBern
Retweeted by philtorAnd we pray, not for new earth or heaven, but to be quiet in heart, and in eye clear. What we need is here.
Retweeted by philtorExtraordinary editorial from @washingtonpost re Trump. Share this with everyone you know, and don't know.
Retweeted by philtorLast night's speech reminds me of this important quote. It is, of course, from a science fiction writer.
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I must've gamed the Obamacare system because I've been on it the last 2 years and I've chosen my own doctor.Also, what on earth was this?
Retweeted by philtorCanada right now.
Retweeted by philtorthe head nods are pure Mussolini
Retweeted by philtor @simon_schama @greenfield64 Those chin thrusts as well."AND THE TRAINS WILL RUN ON TIME! AND IMMIGRANTS WILL WEAR BADGES SO WE CAN IDENTIFY THEM SO I CAN KEEP THEM SAFE!"
Retweeted by philtorman this "america" place sounds like a hellhole
Retweeted by philtor @fart @mikemchargue @BernieSanders tapes are slated to be the next big retro trend after vinylFact checkers right now...
Retweeted by philtorIt's elegant in its simplicity because it's all tires. If you understand tires, you can understand the whole system.
Retweeted by philtor#RNCinCLE
Retweeted by philtorlook. if obama had 3 ex-wives and 5 children with different women, 'modern' and 'blended' family wouldn't be the terms being used right now.
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Did Melania Trump include a Rickroll in the middle of her convention speech?
Retweeted by philtorMelania must’ve liked Michelle Obama’s 2008 Convention speech, since she plagiarized it. #GOPConvention #RNCinCLE
Retweeted by philtor"MY SOUP WAS TOO HOT"
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Retweeted by philtorCleveland: Cans & Umbrellas Banned Near RNC — But Guns are OK
Retweeted by philtorPupils dilated after eye exam. Everything kind of looks like how things look in a dream.Dragon on its way to @Space_Station, Falcon on its way home
Retweeted by philtorSoftBank confirms it's buying ARM for $32 billion
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Get off my lawn, Pokemon Go edition
Retweeted by philtor.@jamesbritt somehow we need to get the whole country to sit down and watch a Mr. Roger's Neighborhood marathon.To teach my kids about democracy, I let them vote on dinner. They picked pizza Then I made tacos because they don't live in a swing state.
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UNCONVENTIONAL CONVENTIONS @npratc -- Politics through the lens of fiction.
Retweeted by philtor @zerohedge As if we could ever control the Middle East. Any "control" we may have had in the past was illusory at best.I’m thinking: Erdogan’s Reichstag fire.
Retweeted by philtor5 of 5 stars to Martin Marten by Brian Doyle
Calls to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. are offensive and unconstitutional.
Retweeted by philtorStem cell... shampoo? O.o (try saying "stem cell shampoo" 5 times fast) jays and what looks a woodpecker screaming at the neighborhood orange tabby. I'm guessing old Hobbes caught a bird this morning .
Electricity generated with water, salt and a three-atoms-thick membrane
Deadhorse, AK 83 degrees today tied all-time high and warmer than PDX...on the Arctic Ocean! #WarmingAlaska
Retweeted by philtorVery clear demonstration of what evangelicalism is in America. Very little to do with Jesus or his teachings. Instead about fear and tribe
Retweeted by philtor4/5ths of white evangelicals are planning on voting for Trump
Retweeted by philtorA mysterious pattern found throughout nature is neither regular nor random:
Retweeted by philtorSputnik giving us the inside scoop. We're falling behind. Get all those kids enrolled in STEM stat. new-new-math as new PM in UK definitely preferable to what we're going to get in the US next January. "in ten years we may have a mission to Mars, world peace and an end to world hunger!" 2016:
Retweeted by philtor @dysinger Yeah, the whole #PrimeDay experience was just frustration. Fortunately I didn't spend much time on it. Def'ly didn't spend any $$ @built I wonder what constitutes "Education" according to the Safeway computer?
New president of Philippines declares open season on drug addicts Canberra kangaroos REALLY want to come inside. Pic I believe from @JulianBAbbott
Retweeted by philtorThat look on Biden's face. @built i look at the rates page on Marketwatch. Note that the German, swiss and Japanese bonds have had negative yield for a while now. @built actually rates went up a bit today meaning there's at least a little less disconnect.I guess at least they're getting folks to go outside, but it's also a bit worrisome that you can control people that easily.Now I feel like I should read "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds"walking home through the normally empty Beaverton Veteran's park and it was full of 20 somethings looking for pokey things with their phones @built seems like it. Though there's some kind of old addage about the bond market being "smarter" than the stock market.Stock market thinks everything is coming up roses... bond market, on the other hand, thinks the apocalypse is nigh.
Retweeted by philtorWhy is 7/12 Prime day? Should be 7/27 if they want to be mathematically accurate.
@built I feel this way about Google+. I have no idea what they're trying to achieve.Current state of the squash & bean trellis. turning point: Federal Trade Commission now recommends that you block online tracking:
Retweeted by philtorWow, Cameron announces his resignation as prime minister, then walks back inside *singing* while still mic'd:
Retweeted by philtorHelp spread the word & participate in @MartinHeinrich & my Q&A TODAY on Twitter at 1:15 pm PT & Facebook at 1:45 pm PT! No to #BrowserSpying
Retweeted by philtor#BrowserSpying proposal was narrowly defeated earlier this month. But it'll be up for a vote again unless we show it can't pass.
Retweeted by philtorA keen observation from author, humanist, and self-described "Christ-loving atheist," Kurt Vonnegut. God bless him.
Retweeted by philtorWelcome to America. It has been 0 days since our last mass shooting. #FucktheNRA
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Somebody has to keep watch over non augmented reality. I hereby volunteer.Half my Twitter feed is #PokemonGO related. How long before someone hacks the location data they're logging on everyone? #security #privacy
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there is a uh, can of Fanta in the Marianas Trench
Retweeted by philtorThe Bahamas issues travel advisory on the United States
Retweeted by philtorToo many dragons in too many stories. If you're not J.R.R. Tolkien then including dragons is probably a mistake.
We've hit point where word "robot" is more noise than signal. We've taken it out of our name ("3DR" not "3D Robotics" ). Too much baggage
Retweeted by philtor @znmeb But don't you want to be one of the insiders who will know who Hillary's VP is 100ms before everyone else does?Dallas police ended standoff with a tactic that appears to be unprecedented: It blew the gunman up using a robot
Retweeted by philtorUK perspective - Dallas shooting: A democracy as racist as America will never be at peace via @telegraphnews
Retweeted by philtor @CPsolver It would be amazing if the green party got to 19%. I suspect they'd split that with the libertarians.