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philtor @philtor Beaverton, OR

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

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@harrymccracken I may have stumbled on to something important:
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This was the house of a friend of ours., very nice stylized images rendered with ConvNets needs its own subreddit
Retweeted by philtorRelated to the last tweet: New gig starting soon.Looks like I'll be digging pretty deeply into LLVM soon.@avsm Oh, the carnage!An 'unprecedented' 32,000 firefighters battling western blazes, and it's not enough
Retweeted by philtorAn unusually strong summer system is set to swipe western Oregon. The coast may see gusts to 70 mph. #fox12
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How fixed-gear bikes can confuse Google’s self-driving cars
Retweeted by philtorThe obvious plans for automation of general business process jobs will entrench income inequality to previously unseen structural degrees.
Retweeted by philtorThe more I see of how the medium-term business plans of investors pushing human intelligence-automation projects look, the more I worry.
Retweeted by philtorI gave a keynote talk at the "Hot Chips" conference Monday morning in which I revealed my past as a chip...
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So we're basically back to where we were in October of last year... years we've been kicking the can Expanding our debt was the plan We just didn't grow As much as we owe So shit is now hitting the fan
Retweeted by philtorBeaverton’s @otbc offers $20k to 5 startups, 1/2 from city, 1/2 from private investors: by @wowen1
Retweeted by philtorWait, now I remember that dream from last night. I was going back to school for PhD... In Economics?!So that's why they've been working on Big Pink: Flippers! what app do you use to ID caterpillars using image search on smartphone?Wait, you can buy an AR-15 at Walmart?
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Fascinating chart showing the strong correlation between the Shanghai Composite Index and a map of Virginia
Retweeted by philtor@built Should we send a search party?Trump: kind of like Mussolini in a bad toupée. See also #fascistDonald Trump just had prominent Hispanic broadcaster Jorge Ramos thrown out of a press conference by security.
Retweeted by philtorModels/maps looking better for a widespread soaking this weekend. The Euro (ECMWF) has a widespread .75-1.50" in...
Retweeted by philtorHere's how 2016 will turn out if current polls are right. Going to be a close one.
Retweeted by philtorA Giant Glob of Deadly Algae Is Floating off the West Coast via @MotherJones
Retweeted by philtorSilicon Brain: 1,000,000 ARM cores via /r/TheAmpHour
Retweeted by philtorTIL that Eugene/Springfield is called The Silicon Shire. Umm.. ok.
Nothing brightens a Monday morning quite like a polygonal sine wave.
Retweeted by philtorHow particles from the edge of space can reveal the inside of the Fukushima power plant.
Retweeted by philtorThis is what Trump looks like when you put your "They Live" glasses on. place will serve you anything you'd like to eat. Anything.
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Retweeted by philtorFeels like 2008 again. #MarketMeltDownThankful for all the greens, new appreciation for communities still in yellows, oranges or worse! #ORfire
Retweeted by philtorIs S. Korea endlessly playing Gangnam Style over loud speakers aimed at N. Korea? If so, there could be some Geneva conventions violated.Panic in world markets: a photo gallery
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No fair: Asia has a head start on tomorrow's capital markets fun. Cheating.
Retweeted by philtorI can't recall the Modis #wildfires map ever looking like this. What a crazy #Wildfire season.
Retweeted by philtorThis map shows how enormous US military spending really is
Retweeted by philtor@built Also kind of surprised they went ahead with fireworks when air quality was rated very unhealthy. Couldn't wait a week or two?SHOUT-OUT TO LOWER TAXES LESS GOVERNMENT MORE FREEDOM GUY THANKING GOVT FIREFIGHTERS FOR SAVING HIS HOUSE!
Retweeted by philtor@built kind of surprised they were visible through all that smoke.
PM2.5 (fine) particulate air pollution in Portland is worse than Shanghai right now (122 vs. 91). Stay inside, folks.
Retweeted by philtorYo peeps - @heyannmcgarry took this picture of the PDX skyline and it kinda looks like doo-doo
Retweeted by philtorSpinning a T-handle in zero gravity! This phenomenon is caused by spinning over the intermediate axes of inertia.
Retweeted by philtorOregon DEQ website appears to be down, but OPB says air quality has gone from unhealthy to very unhealthy.East winds are blowing #smoke from #wildfires east of the Cascades all the way to the Coast. #orwx #wawx
Retweeted by philtorAir quality in the Hillsboro, Portland, Beaverton, and Salem areas is unhealthy.
Retweeted by philtorThis is really interesting: just-in-time micro VMs launching *during* a DNS requests through unikernels. HT @tsenart
Retweeted by philtorToday's great rummage sale bargain: an industrial strength Champion juicer for $3. Sell new for $300. answers about the smoky air? Try the @OregonDEQ Oregon Smoke Information blog: #wildfires #hazyday
Retweeted by philtorStarting to wonder where one would go in the Portland area to purchase gas masks.@teknotus not recommended.@built is it worse in Beaverton than Portland? (Wouldn't think so)@built @vruba am I reading that right that particulates are higher than Beijing?Holy crap Beaverton. // @philtor
Retweeted by philtor@brixen stock markets? They seem more like stock casinos at this point.No, you are not on Mars this morning. Thick smoke from fires in Eastern Washington has moved in on the dry...
Retweeted by philtorThose aren't clouds in the sky this morning. That's forest fire smoke.
sign seen in plains, ga -
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Retweeted by philtorOh, hey looks like that stock market kind of tripped over there. Probably nothing to worry about...@markgrimes yeah, that's me.
This brilliant map shows countries scaled to the size of their stock markets
Retweeted by philtor@pkedrosky if it was close enough to toss a T-shirt at, well that seems close.July was the hottest recorded month ever on Earth, climate scientists say: July's average temperature was 61.86…
Retweeted by philtorThere is a “big data” ETF now? Yeesh. Happily, it has virtually no assets.
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@built ... Definitely gaijin.Fire next to Crater Lakes National Park, Oregon. Today on the flight from SFO to SEA.
Retweeted by philtor@built looks like the guy on the bike is American.@built The Westside appears to stop at the east end of the tunnel.
@markgrimes Have it down for Sept 15th at 7PM: @built @brixen@built Does @brixen have to be there to let us in? cc: @markgrimes@brixen I think that would be me. cc: @markgrimes @builtWhen household gadget makers discover in-app purchases
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2015 will be remembered at the year we cross the 400 ppm CO2 #climate threshold.
Retweeted by philtorMinimum-wage offensive could speed arrival of robot-powered restaurants #technology #innovation #strategy #custserv
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Half of all Americans live in the red counties, half live in the orange counties
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@jonharrop OCaml 3.12? Isn't that like so 2011?
I get why Sesame Street did the HBO deal but it makes me sad we're privatizing a national treasure originally aimed at educating poor kids
Retweeted by philtorMust've been a lot colder back then. Can't imagine wearing full length coats in August. HA! So it's true then? Your campaign is so over.@built How do you address the accusation that you are a Californian and that is why you're not going to build a fence on our southern borderIs this how it all ends? Why not just put crocodiles in the river? Much cheaper.@built President of Oregon? Not Cascadia?Watched "The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness" last night. Inside look at Studio Ghibli & Miyazaki during making of The Wind Rises. Recommended
@built Probably. First meeting could even be in a pub or something.@built so it appears I know a lot of people who work at rent-a-cube places like Nedspace cc:@brixen@built ideas for location?@built D'oh!@built it's on calagatorWatch an eagle take down a drone
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“Our #patent system created a perverse incentive for inventors to be willfully ignorant of other people's patents.”
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Apparently this Post-it note was found at Google today. Explains much.
Retweeted by philtorWhat remains part of Google: profit What becomes other subsidiaries under Alphabet: expense
Retweeted by philtor@isaac32767 so much so that they frustrate impatient human drivers behind them.@isaac32767 but actually, from what I've read the self-driving cars are pretty cautious at intersections...
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