Tyler Clemons

General

Awhile back on Facebook I was called a….

by on Aug.07, 2014, under Politics, Random

racist. It was during a brief interaction with Dr. Mike S. Adams. Yes, the same guy from the conservative website Townhall and UNC-Wilmington. We have a common facebook friend…Christian apologist, author, and motivational speaker Dr. Frank Turek. Anyway, I dug to this old screenshot up while looking through some of my old mail.

Way back 2012 iirc, during the election cycle, I replied to a political post on Frank’s page and we had this nice little exchange:

Mike S Adams facebook

Turns out I’m a racist even though I never gave any impression that my defense of Obama is due to both of us being black. The beauty in this is that he calls me a racist…..but all the while he is using a very ugly and unfair stereotype. Not surprising considering it was a Facebook discussion on the internet….you know where everyone is so nice to each other 😉

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Using nested \input with subdirectories in LaTeX

by on Jul.19, 2012, under LaTeX

I ran into this annoyance using LaTeX (more specifically TeXShop on OSX). Apparently you can’t use nested input commands with LaTeX without special instruction. We can use the import package.

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Wolf-PAC

by on Oct.20, 2011, under General

We must gather up a fighting force. We need programmers and organizers and lawyers and leaders. We need this movement to be in all 50 states. So, first we are doing a call for generals in this army. Please write into us and tell us what your expertise is and how you can help.

Our Congress is completely infected with the virus. So proposing an amendment through Congress seems hopeless. But luckily there is another way. We can do this purely at the state level. The states can call for a constitutional convention and they can ratify an amendment that comes out of one. And there is nothing our corrupt federal government can do about it.

We are hoping that the first wave of volunteers help us organize at the state level. Let’s go occupy the states!

Click here to learn more about the Wolf-PAC

Cenk forms the Wolf-Pac:

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Youtube Time Markers

by on May.07, 2010, under General, WebTechs

I always forget how to do this, so I am going to put it on my blog :)  If you have ever watched a youtube clip, and wanted to show your friends a particular snippet beginning at some specific time, you might send them the URL and tell them “Watch after 30seconds.” A better method of communication is to send the URL with a “time marker.”  (continue reading…)

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Kiva

by on Sep.30, 2009, under General, Kiva

Ben showed me a great website recently.  It’s called Kiva which can be found at http://www.kiva.org/.  This website allows anyone to make a small loan to entrepreneurs in third world countries.  The basic idea is to lend a small amount, or large amount, to an individual so that they can improve their business.  They then pay the loan back.  There isn’t any interest on the loan but in this situation, the benefits are worth more than interest.  I suggest that everyone considers taking a look at Kiva.  It’s a great opportunity to help those in need.

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An apology to Alan Turing

by on Aug.18, 2009, under Famous People, General, Random

*It appears the petition may have worked*

http://www.number10.gov.uk/Page20571

Alan Turing is considered to be the father of modern computer science.  Turing is also partly responsible for designing the “bombe,” a machine used to crack the German Enigma machine yielding invaluable German military Intelligence to the Allied forces.

Unfortunately, instead of being revered by his government for his services rendered, he was criminally prosecuted for being a homosexual because homosexuality was illegal in Great Britain in 1952.  Having seen the end of his career and having undergone the subsequent drug treatment administered by the government to cure his homosexuality, he committed suicide via a cyanide induced apple.

Since then, the scientific community has embraced his achievements and ignored his lifestyle decision (as they should).  With great pleasure, I have stumbled upon an online petition urging the British PM to apologize to Alan Turing.  It is shame that only British citizens can sign it.  This petition can be found:

http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/turing/

For more information about Alan Turing:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Turing

Lastly, what would this be without a plug for gay rights in today’s society:

http://www.aclu.org/lgbt/index.html

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Website worth estimation

by on Aug.17, 2009, under General, Random, WebTechs

Something that I stumbled on awhile back.

http://www.websiteoutlook.com/

It is no surprise that the most popular pages are adult websites.

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OpenDNS

by on May.15, 2009, under General, Operating Systems, OS X, Random, Technology, WebTechs, Windows

I have been using this service for awhile now and I just thought I would formally recommend it.  OpenDNS is usually a faster alternative to the default DNS provided by your ISP.  It protects against phising automatically and can be adjusted to automatically block adult material aka porn.  AND you can travel with your settings by creating an account.

Click here

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Learning Python , C++ , and Data Structures

by on Jan.31, 2009, under Books, C/C++, General, Python

Back in undergrad, the majority of our classes taught us sound software engineering principles using Python, C++, and sometimes Java.  The first two were used quite extensively.  The resource I used was invaluable to my success in mastering data structures, learning OOP, and granting me proper exposure to Python and C++.  Data Structures and Algorithms Using Python and C++ is a great resource and I wanted to share it here.  I believe it is great for beginners of both Python and C++ and those entering a data structures course.  Click HERE to order a copy.

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