The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @lopp ever

October 2012

The purpose of technology has always been to eliminate human labor, yet we still have no social structure in place to help obsolete workers.

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ncpolicelogs It’s illegal for sex offenders to pass out Halloween candy in NC; other states such as SC have special curfews tonight. http://t.co/J8cwOMCc

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akpurtell Now too clever by half. http://t.co/66ZWlTSQ

via Camera on iOS (retweeted on 1:54 PM, Oct 30th, 2012 via web)

With police stretched to the limit by Hurricane Sandy, bands of hooligans in NYC have been roaming the streets imbibing 20 ounce soft drinks

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akpurtell Hadoop World + #strataconf was ok this year if every talk a sales pitch. Miss the meetup feel of 2009 & 2010 though. #bigdata #bigbucks

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 9:34 AM, Oct 26th, 2012 via web)

“We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us.” - Marshall McLuhan

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@MichaelCasp Exciting times at the Big Data conference in NYC!

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Cloudera Impala is a Hive replacement that runs distributed HBase / HDFS queries rather than MapReduce jobs; claims to be up to 30X faster.

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B.O. at #strataconf #hw2012 isn’t nearly as bad as #strangeloop. Do Big Data engineers & data scientists have better hygiene? #bigquestions

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DurhamCounty Durham County has a new website. You can see it here: http://t.co/f2zzbsfK

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http://t.co/zrCi0BP8 is doing amazing work to learn more about the state of communities. The day of the census has passed. #hadoopworld2012

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Coolest conference swag EVER; @mikestable’s shirts don’t hold a candle. http://t.co/KpGt8PYJ

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I certainly didn’t expect to be awoken at 6 AM every morning by the sound of chainsaws in NYC.

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It’s exciting how much data we can now collect & analyze, but simultaneously horrifying when you consider the privacy implications. #hw2012

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@mikestable I love how the solution to not manually cleaning the data is to farm it out to Internet peasants.

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DEVOPS_BORAT When you are run DROP DATABASE you are have of many problem but Big Data is not of one of them.

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 12:11 AM, Oct 25th, 2012 via web)

A consensus at #hw2012 is the shortage of skilled data scientists; so much data being captured is wasted because it’s not being analyzed.

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@ncpolicelogs attended an interesting presentation about building a recidivism risk prediction system for the criminal justice system.

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I’ve yet to attend a tech conference that has wireless Internet infrastructure robust enough to handle the load of a thousand geeks. #hw2012

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@pmccall777 Don’t think so; I think Drill is a MapR project.

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Cloudera announces Impala, a realtime query engine for your Hadoop data. http://t.co/KlEFtcyC

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The CIA is recruiting Big Data engineers at #hadoopworld2012

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In Manhatten all of 2 minutes and saw a SWAT team raiding the subway. #hadoopworld2012

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The TSA agent made today’s body scan opt-out groping quite comfortable and really made me feel like he cared.

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Judgenap What if the two-party system was actually a mechanism used to limit so-called public opinion?

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At the current rate of growth we’re experiencing in our government & legal system, soon it will be illegal to commit suicide.

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rands Engineers don’t like titles because most titles are lies.

via Tweetbot for Mac (retweeted on 6:53 PM, Oct 21st, 2012 via web)

knucklesandwich Ain’t no party like a namenode failover party!!! #hbase

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 12:10 AM, Oct 21st, 2012 via web)

@hoorayimhelping You posted that a minute early, brah.

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@mark_a_phelps Email or it didn’t happen.

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@emilepetrone Make sure you get it pickled!

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@emilepetrone Dayum, so it wasn’t food poisoning, eh?

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@MichaelCasp I have to come clean and admit that I’ve been using enhancement drugs. http://t.co/iXiesjf8

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@ddahlke I don’t see why not!

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It’s not truly a Paleo diet unless you hunt your own food or beat up someone and take theirs.

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@carpedurham That DSI event was last month; tonight is a private event at Motorco

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@neiltyson More importantly, isn’t there a minimum size of gene pool you’d need to prevent inbreeding from killing off the colony?

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TIL 4chan has an API that serves over 50M requests per day. Scariest API ever?

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nathanmarz Dear America: there are 3 branches of government. The president isn’t a monarch. You want things fixed? Focus on our dysfunctional Congress.

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 8:27 AM, Oct 17th, 2012 via web)

@gigq True, but he DID break the YouTube record. http://t.co/g6rwhSOf

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@hoorayimhelping @pmccall777 @adamrawlings I speculate that my $AAPL will keep going up even though I own 0 Apple products!

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ncpolicelogs A 3 hearse collision by the “Carolina Coffin Cruisers” jammed I-77 Sat. Trooper B. Jolly was the first on the scene. http://t.co/guD0SPdn

via web (retweeted on 10:42 AM, Oct 15th, 2012 via web)

rands Computer Science Should Be Required in K-12: http://t.co/dEIan6Kr #yup

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 10:14 AM, Oct 15th, 2012 via web)

SUCCESS! Break ALL the records!

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RedBullStratos #felixbaumgartner lifts off in a #stratospheric #balloon. photo by @joergmitter @limeximages http://t.co/720j3Uz9

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rjurney We are having the first ever Pig NYC meetup at Strata NYC. Failure to attend is likely to result in mediocrity. :( http://t.co/iM9UF4hR

via Safari on iOS (retweeted on 1:48 PM, Oct 13th, 2012 via web)

RedBullStratos “Am I afraid heading toward the jump? The opposite. The moment I leap the closer to the safety of Mother Earth” Felix http://t.co/SsXaKJts

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 8:04 PM, Oct 12th, 2012 via web)

Some days I’m a data wizard. Other days I’m a data janitor…

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Enforcing stupidly strict password requirements for your web app is a great way to make me leave and never come back.

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juliussharpe All your bumper stickers are doing is making people who don’t know you hate you.

via Echofon (retweeted on 1:20 PM, Oct 11th, 2012 via web)

Note to self: check helmet for yellow jackets before donning.

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@pmccall777 Here’s to hoping that the shock wave from breaking the sound barrier doesn’t rip him in half.

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@ameir Isn’t that what people do when they complain of a cracked screen after dropping it?

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@mark_a_phelps @hoorayimhelping Seeking RockStar http://t.co/CD0wWwRD guru must also be a UI/UXpert fluent in HTML5, JQuery, & CSS

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rands Spending by Apple and Google on patent lawsuits/purchases exceeded spending on R&D of new products: http://t.co/SEtnIOjr

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 9:51 AM, Oct 8th, 2012 via web)

Some scientists expect to cure aging in a matter of decades. I hope others are working on providing resources for faster population growth!

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@jefft Well, I was riding my motorcycle and couldn’t tweet until I got off!

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One neat aspect of riding a motorcycle is the smells. Like the smell from the folks in the car in front of you who are smoking the reefer.

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I buy everything I can from @louisck because he understands how people want to use the Internet to support artists. http://t.co/kILlxcds

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Half of my profile photos show me bearded and half are beardless. I’d rather have 50% guaranteed accuracy than waste time updating them all.

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@ericboggs I spent $50 through Twitter to promote my @ncpolicelogs account and it earned me ~30 followers. Can’t say I was impressed…

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neiltyson Hmm. Obama & Romney spent 22 min on job-creation with hardly a sentence on the seminal role of sci-tech innovation in 21st century economies

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 9:31 PM, Oct 3rd, 2012 via web)

Debate Drinking Game: 1) Drink every time a candidate makes a fallacious argument. 2) Drink every time you hear an outright lie. 3) Die.

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@jtharp I fill them with the wine I’m making at home. I’ll bring some to the office when it’s ready in December.

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Apparently people prefer red wine over white wine: of the 200 wine bottles I’ve collected recently, 170 were dark glass.

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“Six dollar footlongs” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it, @subway

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