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philtor @philtor Beaverton, OR

Gardener, geek, frugalist, programmer, maker, learner.

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Retweeted by philtorWhy don't the news people call it "the so-called Patriot Act" like they say "the so-called Islamic State"?@jurph Also rumors that Nike is involved, so some US involvement.@jurph true, "money laundering" laws in the US are very far reaching.OK, FIFA has a corruption problem. But why is the US prosecuting people who aren't citizens and didn't commit these crimes in the US?
5/28
2015
Nebraska became first conservative state in more than 40 years to abolish the death penalty http://t.co/a9BYLVQAFq http://t.co/PnMBmAjKFH
Retweeted by philtorObama wrote some JS and now feels qualified to give an opinion on whether API's should be copyrightable. Thanks Obama!
Retweeted by philtor@built that's the place. Did you go there?@built there is actually some kind of Drones Only store in the Beav now.@built more than 2 D's is just crazy!Nice: Pearls of Algrebraic Effects and Handlers (OCaml): http://t.co/SYnunAz1IY
Retweeted by philtor@built Beaverton? You must've been on your way to Drones R Us..@gemmacorrell talks about tackling mental illness in her comics. @maanvisings @NPRHealth http://t.co/Y3ffgwIzk2 http://t.co/ZaqMtQKMF2
Retweeted by philtorRemember, under Oregon law there is a crosswalk at every intersection--marked OR unmarked. Watch for peds! #stopforpeds
Retweeted by philtor@built such as? (I spend hours/day in the Beave and I never see these hilarious things)@lambda_foo Is a video of this talk available?@Daniel_J_Payne Python would be a step in a better direction. Tcl is looking very long in the tooth at this point.Murder rate vs Internet Explorer market share. http://t.co/vqYPV1SDcF
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5/27
2015
@adron Feels like a gold-rush mentality in some areas. Easy money policy from central bankers can do that. Eventually the music stops.@adron and silly ideas getting funding.@adron Definitely feeling like 1999-2000 out there right now. #bubblyDrones-only store opens in Beaverton: PORTLAND, Ore. (PORTLAND TRIBUNE) — Chris Griggs, manager of Beaverton’s... http://t.co/V5SwCBxlAl
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5/26
2015
San Francisco described in a 1930s history book http://t.co/8Ss7r3yOnf
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5/25
2015
Today is a non-zero-sum day where we have all lost. Mathematician John Nash killed in taxi crash. http://t.co/u8pK2WDnin
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5/24
2015
Effective concurrency with algebraic effects http://t.co/SOTlwT98lU
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5/23
2015
Saw this butterfly while on my walk today. Anyone know what kind it is? http://t.co/ktj2ThpZanCode comments: https://t.co/UHqjSfa31a
Retweeted by philtor@built http://t.co/9j1a6isxmW has been up for several hours, You must've gotten angel funding by now?@vruba @built ah, ok. It would be nice if we could do that.@vruba @built @MarkusQ SfM?@built Have not met @vrubaWhat If You Didn't Have to Work for Money? http://t.co/qOvv0OVepd@built without glasses it'll look like a Monet painting.JFET, MOSFET, BOBAFET http://t.co/kJwVpr2Fro
Retweeted by philtor@built Do you need any of that video converted to 3D?JOIN NOW: Nationwide Emergency Sunset Vigils to Sunset the Patriot Act! https://t.co/ubWVhefIQp
Retweeted by philtorAmerica's terrible trains are an ideological triumph over the Communist menace http://t.co/3NSuFMP83g http://t.co/hlG6mH2rxz
Retweeted by philtorWas there a cosmic ray while @StationCDRKelly answered @tweetsauce's cosmic ray question? http://t.co/pLuQU3EsQh
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5/21
2015
.@RonWyden: This time we are not going to reauthorize a bad law. No more extensions. #EndThisDragnet
Retweeted by philtorThe folks working on macros for OCaml are actually talking to Racket people in some depth. It's like a dream come true...
Retweeted by philtorSenator Paul (R-Utopia) begins his filibuster against renewal of USA PATRIOT ACT.
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5/20
2015
The most transparent administration vs Bush: ☑ drone murdered more people ☑ spied on more people ☑ negotiated more secret deals #goodjob
Retweeted by philtorWe Need to Ditch Generational Labels http://t.co/M1SpmiKM0o
Retweeted by philtorI’ve Read Obama’s Secret Trade Deal. Elizabeth Warren Is Right to Be Concerned. http://t.co/11xrMITzdvTonight at 7pm we'll be live streaming @nealstephenson on @periscopeco from Cedar Hills Crossing! Download the app & tune in! #PowellsEvents
Retweeted by philtor@jdekstrand Yes, *Home* was my favorite as well. I gave it 5 stars.After 20 years of using *nix systems, ZERO is the number of times I have correctly ordered the arguments to "ln -s" to create a symlink
Retweeted by philtorI’m @powellbooks in Beaverton, OR Tues 5/19 @7pm to talk about #SEVENEVES. I hear there will be raffles. http://t.co/RQ8dVPBdlg
Retweeted by philtor#Cop Cash Confiscations: They Don't Have to Charge You to Take it All http://t.co/SDnYx1EdKe http://t.co/XXwSKBooQK
Retweeted by philtorWhoever was elected, please raise your hand. http://t.co/u0xyDP1MgV
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5/19
2015
Monsanto's secret trade deal declares GMO labeling "unjustified trade restriction" http://t.co/aSjS3tt2h0 #stopTPP@romainfrancez @hackerrank perhaps we could retrain our own engineers instead of discarding them when their skills go out of date?Now whenever one of us does something water wasteful, the other says there are thirsty children in California.
5/18
2015
4 of 5 stars to Lila by Marilynne Robinson http://t.co/BmnTS7S3At#paddleinseattle hundreds of kayaks surround the #polarpioneer http://t.co/3wLq3yY5S4
Retweeted by philtorYes, English can be weird. It can be understood through tough thorough thought, though.
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5/16
2015
The solar spill devastated parkland for miles. Sleepless aid workers scrubbed factory-grade sunlight out of hawk plumage with toothbrushes.
Retweeted by philtorWow--3,600-member 1st Nation band in BC rejects $1.15 bn from Shell, Chevron etc for LNG port on their land. Respect! http://t.co/8eRxyshUFB
Retweeted by philtor.@radiosmith does the math on ‘The $6B Man.’ Has anything gotten 1000 times more expensive in just a few decades? http://t.co/tnmgWVBJGZ
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5/15
2015
What about our clang partners?Our GCC partners? Would that be Richard Stallman? https://t.co/OcuEsig3nq—> South Waterfront Greenway just opened — Go check it out! http://t.co/7nm7bnC7Lh http://t.co/zaEbQz9YQZ
Retweeted by philtorNew Biking Report: Biking to Work Increases 60 Percent Over Last Decade, via @uscensusbureau | http://t.co/Cn38oj4Z5U
Retweeted by philtor@kerastion @mort___ I've touched FPGAs, but don't have the OS & Linux device driver exp.@mort___ That sounds pretty cool. But will you find an FPGA expert who also has OS experience? Sounds like a tall order.What David Cameron said actually seems perfectly reasonable if you're a comic book supervillain. http://t.co/EHWIDq7k5F
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5/14
2015
Being happy with surveillance because you have nothing to hide is like being happy with censorship because you have nothing to say.
Retweeted by philtorAmerica. http://t.co/tEAC0DBg0j
Retweeted by philtorHere's what happened when a neighborhood decided to ban cars for a month http://t.co/22GoXSre4j /
Retweeted by philtor@built New exercise startup?
5/13
2015
I think this giant shift to solar energy might become humankind's biggest story. Yet it's not big in the news: http://t.co/gRswAjopD2
Retweeted by philtorGuard tells top senator that she can't take notes on TPP. http://t.co/ttpDeTLWc5 http://t.co/eEToWetMnF
Retweeted by philtor@RonWyden Thanks for blocking TPP fasttrack discussion.A lot of us are concerned about these secret deals which seem to benefit corporations@jamesiry @BartoszMilewski @ericniebler @Quora In fact, Scala is a closer cousin to OCaml. And with OCaml's new implicits, becoming more so.
Retweeted by philtorThis is a Hornet Moth. A harmless moth which happens to do an excellent job of looking like a hornet. http://t.co/XuEBjrM3LO
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5/12
2015
PSA: The Edward Snowden bust is now on Thingiverse. http://t.co/dLRdj6qDO5 (via @ioerror) http://t.co/7GMkeg7tdE
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5/10
2015
This is the best version of Star Wars — and watching it is a crime http://t.co/3ifXUX3UyN
Retweeted by philtorYour local library is probably on the front lines against government surveillance. http://t.co/hxbf7tvr3X http://t.co/P7Dfs3nyXn
Retweeted by philtorHanging clothes outside to dry. You'd think it was summer or something.Seriously it's not like these marvel things have character development or anything. Punch, quip, explode, repeat.
Retweeted by philtorFor anyone worried they need backstory before going to see avengers movie: JOSSPLOSION PA-POW WHEDONSPLOOOOOM there you're all caught up.
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5/9
2015
The new OCaml multicore design uses algebraic effects to allow preemptive threading to be done as a library. It's a very promising idea.
Retweeted by philtorNike pledges up to 10K US jobs if it wins tariff relief under TPP. Critics of the trade deal aren't buying it. http://t.co/wDmc2IgSbg
Retweeted by philtorLocal 'Makers' Decline to Meet Obama at Nike, and Take A Shot at the Swoosh http://t.co/vkdfh3hE6s
5/8
2015
@KristinaWeis @AlizaEarnshaw Not all of the features are there. Can't queue up songs AFAICT. Some obscure music that was there before isn'tSo Grooveshark is kind of back: http://t.co/McRoZsKZwZ@built Nothing about Californians and overpriced real estate in there, though.the next major release of #ocaml will include, if all goes well, support for multicore ... yay! https://t.co/SF0Ju8Hq6D
Retweeted by philtor@BikePortland ...since I've had to drive those curvy, narrow roads, I wouldn't want to bike them unless they were shut down to cars.@BikePortland Both have similar features. I drive around Jackson School, Jackson Quarry to get to work. Lots of bikers these days...@BikePortland a bit further up the road I did see a bike, if he had been just around the curve where I was blinded, it could have been bad.@BikePortland I drive some of those roads out there. Yesterday I came around a bend and the sun was suddenly in my eyes so I couldn't see...@BikePortland It's the blindness of the drivers I'm worried about, not myself.@BikePortland Can't imagine biking that road with all of the blind curves, no shoulder in most areas. It can be bad enough for driving.@acfoltzer this happens to me all the time.To make the Kafkaesqueness complete, the DMV has no restrooms. You gotta walk over to the mall.DEQ does not take checks. DMV only takes checks or cash. Go figure.js_of_ocaml is pretty good. Crusty syntax, but stellar asynchronous control flow, lean JS, and a pretty fast compiler. Thumbs up.
Retweeted by philtorAt DMV channeling Kafka.
5/6
2015
Having penetrated the protective exoskeleton, a wily hunter harvests the succulent housemeat within. http://t.co/fq4n7GlFQb
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5/5
2015
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