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

July 2013

Email unsubscription woes are so common that they’ve made it to national TV. allthingsd.com/20130730/the-d… /cc @LinkedIn

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@drewpotential @asymco My theory is that because it sucked to live in those countries, they had to develop awesome social services.

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@pycoders @ameir AKA “bug fix creep”

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We have always been at war with [REDACTED] techdirt.com/articles/20130… /cc @WarTard

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@flyosity But judging them for wanting to get married is A-OK!

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Today I learned that my fish are going to live twice as long as my dogs.

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Every Reddit comment tree, ever. reddit.com/r/funny/commen…

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If you’re using a data structure that’s a map of maps of maps + n(of maps) then it’s time to go back to school.

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BigDataBorat All scalability problem can be solve by bolt a message queue on top.

via web (retweeted on 4:02 PM, Jul 26th, 2013 via web)

@MichaelCasp Did you write that while sitting?

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@gigq My MySQL-fu is not that strong.

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@pig_poetry @pmccall777 @drewpotential Being conceited is not an eligibility requirement for Mensa membership.

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@pmccall777 @drewpotential There’s no getting around that. The forums I am least enraged by are the Mensa ones, but even those can go south.

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EFF BREAKING: Amash amendment to rein in NSA spying fails, but over 200 representatives send a strong message that NSA spying must end.

via Thingie (retweeted on 6:54 PM, Jul 24th, 2013 via web)

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.” - William Pitt

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The Ubuntu Edge project has opened up a bunch of new funding tiers; let’s make this happen, folks! indiegogo.com/projects/ubunt…

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Awwwwwwww snap. The SEC caught “pirateat40” - the anonymous person who ran a 700,000 Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme. sec.gov/News/PressRele…

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@drewpotential Since it doesn’t even exist, the only way for us to know if they can pull it off is to pony up!

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@mikestable The PayPal Mastercard - yay because of the gas, restaurant, & PayPal points or nay because fuck PayPal? I’m leaning towards nay.

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I also hate to throw this GPS away because of the sentimental value - it guided me on my 10,000 mile solo motorcycle trip & Iron Butt rides.

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@ddahlke I hope you got your DKIM and SPF set up before sending such an important email. You didn’t use a cold IP, did you?!?

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@drewpotential I make it a rule to try not to be an early adopter, but I got in at the $600 level on this one.

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If you sell a product with a replaceable battery but design it so that attempting to do so may break the device, I hate you. /cc @Garmin

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Part of the fun of riding a motorcycle is the included bonus game, “Everyone is Trying to Kill You.” Death is the spice of life…

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OH: “Think of it as asking the birthday: when are you going to be your yesterday in relation to my tonight?”

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johnpodesta I’ve said it before & will again: Americans have the right to know the laws they live under. cc @RonWyden @WydenPress americanprogressaction.org/events/2013/07…

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 10:53 AM, Jul 23rd, 2013 via web)

RTP firm Strategic Development is 1st such firm in NC to accept Bitcoin. In 1997 they were 1st to accept credit cards digitaljournal.com/pr/1369429

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@mattmeis Once or twice a year with my co-workers. Still rocking the Nasty Impulse!

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@mattmeis nice; I live closer to a field now than I ever have (5 min away) and yet I play less often than I ever have :-(

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@jbeardsley a self-propelled that still needs plenty of pushing to navigate the hill

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Why would I pay someone to mow my 40 degree hill of a yard when I can get a free workout instead?

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TheRealBuzz 44 years ago today Neil took this photo of me at Tranquility Base on the moon. We all miss you Neil. buzzaldrin.com/files/15.jpg

via WhoSay (retweeted on 12:39 PM, Jul 20th, 2013 via web)

CrankArmBrew @lopp @pig_poetry @FortnightBeer @SteelStringBrew @sub_noir @Trophybrewing @RaleighBrewing @GizmoBrewWorks Cheers Y’all!

via web (retweeted on 4:49 PM, Jul 19th, 2013 via web)

For , some of the newer breweries in the Triangle: @CrankArmBrew @FortnightBeer @SteelStringBrew @sub_noir @Trophybrewing

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@mark_a_phelps There are several good reasons /r/IAmA is popular; one of them is that the best questions rise to the top.

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@mark_a_phelps I pose to you that verbal Q&A in general is a waste of time to a large audience if the questions are unmoderated.

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@mark_a_phelps Naw man, that’s a statement. It’s not a part of the question.

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Today I found a new @amazon feature - “The Betterizer” amazon.com/gp/betterizer/

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Request a credit limit increase (on the same day) from all your credit card providers every 6 months. But don’t use it.

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BigDataBorat If want learn Spring Framework for Hadoop I suggest start with AbstractSingletonHadoopClusterProxyFactoryBuilderBean.

via web (retweeted on 2:00 PM, Jul 18th, 2013 via web)

@goddamndave I wish you went to more engineering conferences

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Not a fan of infinite scrolling features when no points of reference are displayed. Large data sets need more nav options than just “down.”

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@flyosity @gigq @dawleywood Indeed; few images make it through the Great Pixelation Wall of Japan unscathed.

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Holy crap Sharknado truly is absurd. The film maker managed to break the laws of physics in a new & unique way about every 30 seconds.

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@emilepetrone Hacker House - I would watch that reality TV show.

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Decided to re-watch The Wire because it’s that fucking awesome. (NSFW) youtube.com/watch?v=LN5eYF…

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Sharknado should have ended at the 5 minute mark. However, I can’t wait for the sequel! pic.twitter.com/0XD7EfCnLn

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averyj What an amazing thread on reddit - never ceases to amaze me. reddit.com/r/AskReddit/co…

via iOS (retweeted on 8:32 AM, Jul 16th, 2013 via web)

Six weeks from now @TheRoxyDurham on West Main Street will become @trianglebrewing’s Pint & Plate!

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@johnjoseph Playing the coulda/shoulda/woulda speculation game is a waste of time.

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@johnjoseph Right; I focus on the facts of what DID happen, not the potential alternative realities that COULD have happened.

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@johnjoseph @IJasonAlexander “Shoot the leg, the arm” is an obvious sign of firearm naïveté. Instructors train you to shoot center of mass.

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That confidentiality notice in your email signature is no substitute for good ol’ PGP encryption.

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If the government can’t win the War on Drugs within its own prison system, why does it think it can win against the rest of the world?

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@ameir @flyosity If you take any type of concealed carry or self defense firearm class, you will be taught that warning shots are illegal.

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@flyosity Another example of “common sense” gun control!

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@khperkins That’s why it went to trial - had to piece together all the evidence in order to recreate the situation as accurately as possible

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@khperkins This statement is true. It’s also true that he followed the letter of the law with regard to use of force. He’ll be acquitted.

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@johnjoseph @khperkins @mollycrabapple If you’re interested in stories of unarmed aggressors getting shot, check out. myfox8.com/2013/07/08/she…

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@khperkins That’s not how the law works. Following someone at a distance in public is not a crime, nor is it considered “starting a fight.”

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@drewpotential I only put learning first because unlearning has a dependency upon learning.

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@khperkins @johnjoseph @mollycrabapple You must not know much about the law or about fighting if you think a fist fight can’t turn deadly.

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@johnjoseph @mollycrabapple Ah, OK. I just want people to realize that lethal force can be achieved without weapons. Hands & feet can kill.

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@johnjoseph @mollycrabapple You understand that Martin was the one who escalated the confrontation to the level of lethal force, right?

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I pose to you that the ability to unlearn is nearly as important as the ability to learn.

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@mollycrabapple @johnjoseph Mace is a non-lethal weapon, thus using lethal force in response would make you a criminal aggressor.

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ncpolicelogs Travis Dequan Sharp, 23, of Gastonia, learned that 911 is of no help when it comes to breaking a $20 bill. gastongazette.com/news/local/nee…

via web (retweeted on 10:21 AM, Jul 12th, 2013 via web)

coinbase Coinbase enables instant Bitcoin purchases! news.ycombinator.com/item?id=6029469

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Death is the spice of life.

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Don’t worry about pursuing your dreams; you’ll have little trouble finding someone who will pay you to pursue theirs.

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@emilepetrone If 3D DRM becomes a thing, I’m investing in 3D scanner tech.

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dyrbert Menstrual cycle. Motorcycle. I can see how idiots can get confused.

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 4:02 PM, Jul 10th, 2013 via web)

@pig_poetry Stop looking at porn on your phone in public.

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After finishing off my last original @fourloko a few months ago, I can’t wait to try a refreshing @LokoRita

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It’s never too late to become the person you might have been. - George Eliot

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@drewpotential I used the heck outta Latitude on my cross-country motorcycle trip. Wonder if their location history reporting will continue.

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@drewpotential is someone actually mining with DVRs?

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pmccall777 A cyclist was killed in Durham last night. Hit and run. He (Seth Vidal) was a engineer and the creator of “Yum”. wral.com/bicyclist-kill…

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 1:52 PM, Jul 9th, 2013 via web)

AP BREAKING: Lawmaker close to Kremlin tweets that Edward Snowden has accepted Venezuela’s asylum offer.

via SocialFlow (retweeted on 11:08 AM, Jul 9th, 2013 via web)

BarackObama I spy… pic.twitter.com/5KEpqgbA

via web (retweeted on 10:04 AM, Jul 9th, 2013 via web)

@mark_a_phelps They’re unrelated. Amazon’s recommendation engine has determined that you love S&M; you just don’t know it yet.

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@ameir Alternate reality news; it’s GENIUS!

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Popehat On American Exceptionalism popehat.com/2013/07/04/on-…

via web (retweeted on 3:45 PM, Jul 6th, 2013 via web)

Lots of dead animals on the side of the road this morning; a tragic consequence of celebrating our freedom with explosions?

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Has survival reality TV jumped the shark with Discovery Channel’s “Naked and Afraid?” dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/naked…

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A Badass Tulsan hog-tied a man who broke into his house & left him on the lawn for police b/c he had to go to work. tulsaworld.com/article.aspx/P…

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@danlowe Actually, his name is Morsi

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Restore_the4th The only rights we have are the ones we fight to keep. Protest surveillance this July 4th. restorethefourth.net

via Restore The 4th Quotes Bot (retweeted on 6:10 PM, Jul 2nd, 2013 via web)

@gsingers @mysterybrewing is my favorite brewery in the Triangle!

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@pmccall777 Say that to Sam’s face.

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China’s new “Elderly Rights Law” orders adult children to visit their ageing parents or face fines / jail time. bbc.co.uk/news/world-asi…

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BigDataBorat When choose database remember Cassandra good in write, HBase good in read, Mongo good in delete.

via Mobile Web (M5) (retweeted on 8:42 AM, Jul 2nd, 2013 via web)

I’ve never seen someone driving a car with their passenger hanging out the window vomiting… before today.

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@pmccall777 New business opportunity: get your body into peak physical condition, sell for a premium, buy crappy body, repeat, profit.

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manusporny Egyptian protesters fire lasers at military helicopter during protest: ow.ly/mxJlG

via HootSuite (retweeted on 2:07 PM, Jul 1st, 2013 via web)