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Always interested in offers/projects/new ideas. Eclectic experience in fields like: numerical computing; Python web; Java enterprise; functional languages; GPGPU; SQL databases; etc. Based in Santiago, Chile; telecommute worldwide. CV; email.

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Lebanese Writer Amin Maalouf

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2016 11:56:07 -0300

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2002/nov/16/classicalmusicandopera.fiction

Amazon has very little available as new paperbacks in English.

https://www.amazon.com/First-Century-After-Beatrice/dp/0349105995 is
interesting.

Andrew

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Chinese Writer Hu Fayun

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:36:08 -0300

http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2016/11/28/china-inside-and-outside-system-hu-fayun/
http://www.raggedbanner.com/

Andrew

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Apricot Jam

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:37:12 -0300

Fruit 2.5kg (after removing stones - bought 3kg)
Sugar (rubia) 1.25kg
Juice 1 lemon
5tsp (old) vanilla extract (at end)

Made 5.5 0.5kg jars

Halved fruit and included skins.  Cooked until "superheated" and
catching n bottom pf pan.  Still appeared quite runny.  Initial taste
is quite tart (reduced sugar - previously using 2:3 instead of 1:2).

Early in cooking, foam overlfowed pan.  After cleaning up, adding some
(olive) oil seemed to stop that.

Andrew

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Excellent Article on USA Politics

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 07:51:44 -0300

Missed this earlier.  Has a comment on police that is obvious, but
something I had bever seen or thought of before.

https://hbr.org/2016/11/what-so-many-people-dont-get-about-the-u-s-working-class

Andrew

(From https://ask.metafilter.com/302848/Help-me-build-a-post-Trump-reading-list)

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Why Trump Won

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2016 12:49:30 -0300

Some good links here -
https://ask.metafilter.com/302405/Understanding-why-Trump-won

Andrew

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Doxygen + Latex on CentOS 6

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2016 10:55:37 -0300

The following magic incantations were necessary to get Doxygen latex
output to convert to pdf using pdflatex on CentOS 6.8 (which does not
have luatex):

  # increase by a factor of 10 the values of
  # main_memory, pool_size and save_size
  sudo emacs -nw /usr/share/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf

  # don't know if this is really needed
  sudo texhash

  # this ends with an error, but appears to work anyway(?!)
  sudo fmtutil-sys --all

Together they address the "TeX capacity exceeded, sorry" errors.

Andrew

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SMASH - Solve 5 Biggest Problems in Physics

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2016 15:07:29 -0300

http://www.sciencealert.com/this-new-hypothesis-claims-to-have-solved-5-of-the-biggest-problems-in-physics

Andrew

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Good article on racism, brexit, and social divides

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:08:41 -0300

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/oct/25/white-working-class-brexiters-politicians-bigotry

In particular, the way this is framed seems to get round the "these
are just racists" response that you see on places like MeFi (which,
curiously, welcomed this -
https://www.metafilter.com/163116/The-Weaponisation-of-the-Working-Class)

Andrew

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Grandaddy are back!

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:13:06 -0300

Fuck.  Mark Riley just played "Way We Won't".

http://pitchfork.com/news/68138-grandaddy-return-after-a-decade-with-new-songs-way-we-wont-clear-your-history-listen/

Andrew

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Consciousness From Max Entropy

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:55:26 -0300

http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2016/oct/18/consciousness-is-tied-to-entropy-say-researchers

https://arxiv.org/abs/1606.00821

Hmmm.

Andrew

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Democrats

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2016 21:43:55 -0300

http://www.lse.ac.uk/newsAndMedia/videoAndAudio/channels/publicLecturesAndEvents/player.aspx?id=3606

Not a happy listen.

Andrew

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Harvard Will Fix Black Poverty

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2016 21:33:29 -0300

https://www.instagram.com/p/BLhgSQZgZhx/

Andrew

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