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Lead developer at @SemiColinGames. He/him. SW-1906-3662-4308 Previously: Google, reCAPTCHA, Carnegie Mellon (Ph.D., Computer Science)

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@jyasskin https://t.co/nbAqhJI7cFIf you have "The Golden Gate Bridge Starts Screaming" on your Hellscape Apocalypse 2020 Bingo Card, good news! https://t.co/DuslFNpEdd
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D. @leftoblique https://t.co/1bWxiasTRWDark Souls says ACAB ...or they could just be into blood and flagrant disregard for human life https://t.co/cMIn1MaSEY
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D.You folks always seem to forget that the full proverb is “one bad apple SPOILS THE WHOLE BARREL” this is because ro… https://t.co/aarucYDKsY
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D.I’d like to tell you a story about Bruce Springsteen and the New York City Police Department.
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D. @pheinberg already saw this, but they're very not wrongSEVENTEEN of them https://t.co/4AI5Bj4AuRBREAKING: Two Buffalo, New York, police officers will face criminal charges in the shoving of a 75-year-old protest… https://t.co/kawPnLKqWn
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D."my wish for 2020 is that more people take collective action to improve their working conditions" [monkey's paw cu… https://t.co/hjgvMigKEgThe average @bostonpolice officer gets 420 hours worth of overtime pay per year. At that rate, every officer would… https://t.co/8KhXJCtlD3
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D. @crschmidt @merveille or like, i dunno, what about an oncall rotation @isomer yeah it's among the better things i've done in life imhoif they're called "Lilies of the Valley" why do they keep spawning on hills #ACNH @mcclure111 longer exposition here: https://t.co/pE1FvMclLVfor example, this Responsibility Scallop, which became a meme of its own for a while: https://t.co/ef6RNR3ayxFor more amusing pattern matching on reCAPTCHA, there were a couple huge "Photoshop Phriday" threads on Something A… https://t.co/imoArCDjKrPeople are impressive pattern-matching machines, even when there's no actual pattern. I have dozens, if not hundred… https://t.co/4Uv5Gr6RJIObviously "murder Bob" would be a bad captcha, & for a while we had a blocklist of possibly-offensive verbs, but it… https://t.co/yCV73xFljOFor one example, if there was any chance (according to OCR guesses) that the scanned word was a verb, we'd put it o… https://t.co/B22kZ1wegAI worked on reCAPTCHA back when it was "type two random words scanned from books" and we had to do a *lot* of work… https://t.co/23Fc5XwL6dBut now that umbrellas are suddenly notable, people are much more likely to *notice* this and pattern-match, assumi… https://t.co/LZWmNvVmPYFor one thing, the idea that Google could launch *anything* in 2 days is... surprising. More seriously, this is an… https://t.co/MA8YidNWtiI'm hardly a Google defender (resigned last year over ethical concerns re US DoD contracts, Search in China, & exec… https://t.co/G7Hyn5Gtk6 @mcclure111 I'm hardly a Google defender (resigned last year over ethical concerns re US DoD contracts, Search in C… https://t.co/pBoaRkP5GCThe view from space of Washington DC’s new Black Lives Matter Plaza https://t.co/euFyxGWouP
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D.Don't forget that the second-highest paid officer on this list, Bike Unit Captain Danilecki, assaulted people with… https://t.co/Xnn2JUYB82
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D. @merveille Looks like it. (One of them is labeled as such) @aevanko Mostly people who are probably racist and want to Be Mad About Things without putting their full racism on displaythis is sadly Extremely YouTube https://t.co/sPNE63Vzj9How to lie with graphs, part N no, there are not more people employed now than there were in march. in fact, there… https://t.co/P6acWBbjfM
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D.Revolutionary Clinics was dead to me the minute they filed their lawsuit. They’ll never see a dime of my money, and… https://t.co/hMSrvtprGL
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D.The Tucson city council passed an ordinance making it illegal for citizens to film the Tucson police. I’m horrified… https://t.co/mWU64cHmnC
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D.you know what would increase diversity in science? higher grad student stipends.
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D.Accidentally went viral and caused a departmental reckoning so I really deserve both of this bowl of Peanut Butter Captain Crunch at 10pm.
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D. @BillLindeke https://t.co/tkXRwGsbjYMN state senator Gazelka (R) represents the 9th MN Senate district. The largest city in his district is Little Fall… https://t.co/pFN8ZRIzoMsentiment analysis is notoriously fraught, but: https://t.co/7Cgyl8KcZA2 of the police officers charged with aiding and abetting the murder of George Floyd were previously students in th… https://t.co/CkuCzshgsf
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D. @lenins_gf for todays extra content we have this white supremacist effigy. it is extremely dangerous and could atta… https://t.co/9WcX99RcoA
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D.oops, turns out today's surprisingly good employment numbers may have been juiced https://t.co/zXSv3RfcjzOne-third of all Americans killed by strangers are killed by police.
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D. @NYPDShea @NYPDPBBronx @NYPD40Pct @NYPDnews @NYPDChiefPatrol @NYPDChiefofDept entire city of new york and the most… https://t.co/hJ44baXYAr
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D.tear 👏 down👏 every 👏 confederate 👏 statue 👏 and 👏 give 👏 them 👏 to 👏 the 👏 guy 👏 on 👏 youtube 👏 who 👏 crushes 👏 stu… https://t.co/ZOa1Ft3GWJ
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D.🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔 via https://t.co/QNzU3jDHcO https://t.co/opDiKyr4bT @migueldeicaza @MassStatePolice yeah but like, the cops were literally ex-military from the beginning; soldiers com… https://t.co/9uQxrmGP0LLITERALLY A MONTH LATERthe @MassStatePolice are being whiny babies & making a big deal that they've been around for "over 150 years" and i… https://t.co/jPJsgGyoFCjust found out about racism, dam that sucks bro so glad the solution just happens to be the thing that makes me lo… https://t.co/weOKI5UaYG
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D.oh my god it literally says 🐷"SPAM"🐷 😂 https://t.co/t5sE5EmwWx
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D.Claire's (@clairewaves) Tech Support issue this week is a response to everyone working at a Brand that decided to i… https://t.co/kfQKpOVkiA
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D. @justkelly_ok the principled Libertarian i know of is Amash, who co-sponsored the qualified immunity bill with Pressley
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Been playing The One Ring and it's got me wondering... what does Hobbit government look like? My knee jerk reactio… https://t.co/YFQJaHTS1s
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D.Here's another abolition perspective. Imagine the police did not exist but someone proposed them. They told you, "… https://t.co/F61oI1TZBO
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D.1. Many people have asked me whether the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests around the country pose a risk of incr… https://t.co/oitTuQQl8G
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D. @beardyblue ah okay, do whatever you honestly prefer! i don't think you'll catch up to me in one bout of streaming @beardyblue i mean if you're not *too* far in, it's probably fine XD [it is difficult to have conversations about… https://t.co/7yacUlnAZF @beardyblue ah yeah, i play FFXIV on PS4 :) FF7R is cool as long as you're starting from the beginning (too far in… https://t.co/egPdjW4DnN @beardyblue idk if it'd be a thing that'd make sense for your channel but we could do FFXIV dungeons or trials or something, hahaThe real reason why there’s no sound in space. https://t.co/iGdpURWEj2
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D. @tylerpressplay @USAProtests the bike cops squad (led by Captain Danilecki) is the most violent protestor-beating p… https://t.co/PzBwNr1JktThe Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority will no longer shuttle local police forces to public demonstrations,… https://t.co/A8JvPADY9Q
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D.KLAUS. jklfdsklksfgk #AnimalCrossing #ACNH #NintendoSwitch https://t.co/CVWhMygW98evergreen tweet https://t.co/bXITvHO1gBbring back Pluto, you cowards https://t.co/rw8NnEmePQI just realized that this is a "Tweet from a Birmingham Jail." https://t.co/0kuP0lSdDP https://t.co/BiL2WFWu2B
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D.Qualified immunity shields police from accountability, impedes true justice, and undermines the constitutional righ… https://t.co/wisGzhkFKO
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D.dril candle tweet vs LA budget https://t.co/cWnG1ijKfR
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D."all cops are bastards!" "surely not *all* cops? it's just a few bad apples" [a couple cops get punished for being… https://t.co/ZMlc5U2pdWthe Boston Globe is a fairly centrist newspaper (maybe slightly left leaning, as least for the US) but almost every… https://t.co/FQIk9WMqCL @cypheroftyr "Dear Ms. the Deathbane,"Corporations benefit from cheaper labor in the short term. With tens of millions unemployed, its a buyers market fo… https://t.co/JaRT435UkW
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D.Law enforcement isn't even in the top ten most dangerous occupations and I'm laughing imagining if like sanitation… https://t.co/VpsgiKgO8r
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D. @crschmidt @lizthegrey my bad, this wasn't on police radios, just cars in Boston https://t.co/RNuRfPbNDK @crschmidt @lizthegrey i saw a news article a couple days ago (Boston Globe?) saying that they were playing "[expletive] Tha Police" 🤣 @AlexandraErin you can have little a nother, as a treat @ugobananas okay, all things considered. finally got to the Shadowbringers part of FFXIV and enjoying it so farBREAKING: Protestors in New York City have stolen NYPD radios for the third consecutive night and are currently pla… https://t.co/gUNae5sgGe
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D.This week the NYT printed Tom Cotton’s fascist screed and turned down my op ed about photo-journalist Linda Tirado’… https://t.co/NXMB3LmBBE
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D. @coryaltheide (I mean, the ones who proclaim it loudly and as a badge of honor, rather than the more generic white… https://t.co/AKJ1MmfDp0 @coryaltheide I have some particular Feels about this because I was in Forks briefly when visiting Olympic Natl Par… https://t.co/37ccwSWgOEthis is the town that Twilight is set in, right? https://t.co/BLiMCShRFh @AlexandraErin https://t.co/boQMLBYkQ5
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Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D. @KattTrotter @MayorBowser @realDonaldTrump look up the Third AmendmentI request that @realDonaldTrump withdraw all extraordinary federal law enforcement and military presence from our c… https://t.co/uF3zHsTOU6
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D. @SenMikeLee The Third Amendment's time has come. https://t.co/Gn1i5v20hethe third amendment has been waiting for its day for literally centuries https://t.co/WBDqdsVJ02
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D.Kennedy is a tool. Vote Markey or gtfo. https://t.co/4Fsokuvvs6
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D.If anyone has any energy for this, I'm wondering if/how as one of Tom Cotton's constituents, I have any recourse? E… https://t.co/aoIrlngK9n
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D.gonna tell my grandkids this was the swine flu https://t.co/dERsITDsRG
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D. @mspowahs @bigshika The new iPhone SE or the old one? I still love the form factor of the original but agree that… https://t.co/m40IFrKFFs @Saurya idk, "it does what it says on the tin" is a well-known idiom... i'd also say "tin of sardines" or "Altoids… https://t.co/hsEGtFCO7Z @Saurya *word, not weird @Saurya we have "wood" as a sort of legacy weird for "forest" (mirkwood etc) but it's mostly just used for place na… https://t.co/fpbBHnN3GV @Saurya i feel like "tin" fits (notwithstanding the fact that most modern tins aren't made of tin, but i guess a lo… https://t.co/7sKJqdJPgBCertain NYT editors want to pretend that it's just a Serious Newspaper reflecting Serious Voices with the Cotton op… https://t.co/SvV3rxqaEx
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D.You know what I'm expected to do as an EMT if someone abuses me verbally? Suck it up and provide excellent care wi… https://t.co/Xmi4512Tkn
Retweeted by Colin McMillen, Ph.D.fuck, and i cannot stress this enough, the police https://t.co/AuYkmqBIWH
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