- Chris Fowler
- Chris Fowler
I am in the top of the A (on the North 38 yard line)
I am in the left base of the tree from this angle
However it is one thing to talk about doing something and actually doing it is another thing entirely
The more than 1.35 billion people who use Facebook on an ongoing basis rely on a seamless, “always on” site performance. On the back end, we have many advanced sub-systems and infrastructures in place that make such a real-time experience possible, and our scalable, high-performance network is one of them.
Stanford may have lost a heartbreaker to Michigan State in the Rose Bowl, but the Stanford band won the day. Their collection of wig-wearing, Phish-referencing, kitchen-sink-playing students warmed...
The sea lions announce the whale is coming
Big whale of a tail
Watching the Whales
Lots of birds...
Sea Lions on the sea wall
Whale Watching captured in a photo
Coming right at us
Whales surface and descend
Whale Tail in the fog
A dolphin rises, surfaces, and dives
The Dolphin Pod
Pretty Crazy closeness with the Dolphin Pod
The other boat framed by a mini rainbow
She was so optimistic in this pre cruise briefing but my guess is the hope springs eternal before every voyage...
As luck would have it she was totally right about seeing porpoises (a pod of several hundred, maybe even a thousand) and whales and sea lions
It was a success
And so it is
Come watch me do my stint in the Stanford Band
3 PM Pacific Time
If you want them let me know
The story of rehearsal
Aggies honor the fallen on Veterans Day 2014
On Veterans Day I remember my Aunt Ruby's son Bobby, who served two tours in Vietnam but was killed by a drunk driver on his way home to see his Mom
His life was cut short but I remember his dedication and service to his country
Hold that Auburn Tiger
Hold that Missouri Tiger
Hold that LSU Tiger
Love the music
Mobile App development talk
Growing up in West Germany for six years in the late 70s and early 80s it is hard to describe how inconceivable it was to imagine a world without the ominus threat of the Soviet Union
As a youth in 1982 if you had told me within 10 years the Berlin Wall would fall and the Soviet Union would collapse without a war being fought I would have said that is an impossible dream
German protesters were planting car bombs to blow out the windows of buildings to protest the deployment of Pershing II ICBMs in Germany by the US Military
Zweibrucken AFB was home to F4 Phantom Wild Weasel squadrons to counter Soviet Anti Aircraft missile emplacements
The Fulda Gap was mostly deserted by Germans who feared that was the expected path for a Soviet tank invasion
The US Army conducted an annual exercise called Reforger to gauge how fast American Reservists could be air lifted into the theater of operations in case of a Soviet invasion
And then the world changed. The Soviet Union was out of money and decided instead of going out in a blaze of glory to take the finger off the trigger and face the future with a more measured approach. And the Warsaw Pact dissolved and the wall fell and countries previously closed became open.
You could go to Croatia and the Czech Republic and Prague and Warsaw. Looking back this seems like it was inevitable. But before it happened it was completely unimaginable
25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall #GoogleDoodle
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Looked like the messaging of this article did not make it to all the players on the field
A game that looked like a good, old-fashioned shootout between two of the most potent offenses in the SEC a month ago now looks like a mismatch between a team contending for the College Football Playoff and a team reeling.
Pop goes the weasel cuz the weasel goes pop
Well I hope he is wrong in characterizing the conflict between US National Security efforts and multinational technology companies as an "us vs them" thing
I think the technology companies just expect the government agencies conform to the constitution and the laws that are written
Also what is the status of legal challenges to the "3rd party doctrine"?
Stewart Baker said that Apple and Google could be restricting their business in markets like China and Russia by encrypting user data. By Jemima Kiss
Who you gonna call? Relatives in Mexico.
So I was watching the lost interview with Steve Jobs in 1995 and he talked about one of the first things he and Wozniak did together was build a Blue Box
This was a box popularized by "Captain Crunch" who derived his moniker from the fact that he started spoofing phone computers and calling people for free by emulating the 2600 Hz tone using a prize from Captain Crunch cereal which shipped a whistle that would sound at this frequency if you covered one hole
Here is the 2600Hz tone:
It is a great interview and I found this vignette particularly amusing (he said when Woz and him discovered the old telecom journal article detailing the tones and codes at Stanford's library they looked at each other and said "It's all real")
While the ruling doesn't apply in the U.S., the request raises serious questions about media, the Internet and the flexible nature of truth.
As a medic specialist in Vietnam Sasser went back into the marsh to get as many wounded men as he could or who called for aid. He was wounded himself and risked his life for his comrades
He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and when he returned to the United States James Earl Rudder himself sought him out and offered him a scholarship to attend Texas A&M
Until 2009, Kaufdorf vehicle graveyard in Switzerland was a junkyard housing the shells of hundreds of abandoned cars and motorbikes, many of them VW Beetles
Located off the South-West coast of Nagasaki in Japan lies the spooky and abandoned Hashima Island. Shaped like a warship afloat the ocean it is also known as the Gunkanjima or Battleship Island. Part of the 505 islands in the Nagasaki Prefecture the ghost island of Hashima spreads across 61,000 square meters in size. During its glory days as a major coal mining site, the island was home to 5,259 people which results in an astonishing density of ...
After decades of neglect, these grisly, decaying scenes are all that remain of The Veterinary School of Anderlecht in Brussels, Belgium.
Posts about international railway station written by canfranc2013
Derace Moser ’42 was a football letterman in 1939, 1940 and 1941, and track letterman in 1940, 1941 and 1942. Starting as a halfback on the 1939 National Championship football team, Moser earned consensus All-SWC honors in football in 1941 when he was named the SWC’s most valuable player.
Well this certainly serves a desire by the government to curry the trust of citizens when that trust has been hideously violated
Because Google can lock you up and throw away the key. Google has guns and can bust down the door of your house and arrest you. Google is scary because of showing you relevant ads and Google Now telling you to get on the road or you will miss your flight.
Everyone has an agenda including the people who conducted this survey. My guess is if you ran this survey 100 times you would get different results every time and this result was consistent with the message that someone wanted to present.
Cui Bono? Who benefits? What is the agenda? Google has massive economic incentives against violating user trust and it surprises me that someone wants to imply people trust Government more than Google. That suggestion seems counter intuitive and not consistent with user behavior. I for one fear a surveillance state way more than Google (of course I work for Google so I am also biased but I know how hard we work to protect user data)
If I were a research university I would conduct the same survey in different parts of the country and try and replicate this result. My guess would be this result would be inconsistent at best.