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Tim O'Reilly @timoreilly Sebastopol, CA

Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media. Watching the alpha geeks, sharing their stories, helping the future unfold.

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Here is the original Wash Post op ED on the police mindset. http://t.co/ZE62LxN3CB Very reasonable and not at all like the link bait versionapologies for retweeting. You are right. That quote was taken very much out of context. The original article is quite reasonable.@nytimes cartoon on #Ferguson http://t.co/P08kf2oAGE The new Miranda warning. Militarization of police in US must stop!
8/22
2014
@anildash Yes. Talking about America as a police state, and how we have our own version of the "sectarian violence" we deplore elsewhereLA drivers are crazy! While waiting to cross Wilshire, I saw two drivers honk and gun it to race past people turning as the light changed!
8/21
2014
An Uber API makes you wonder what would be possible if every other previously under-leveraged resource became programmable.
Retweeted by Tim O'Reilly@shinydistractns Read what I actually wrote, not that bizarro interpretation of it.US Gov’t teaching itself how to write good software. And the lessons are crucial for industry, too. http://t.co/N9e4Emdtjg
Retweeted by Tim O'Reilly@digiphile @radar @mikeloukides Nope.Happening now. MT @timoreilly I still LOVE the command line: Data Science at the Command Line http://t.co/mvE3fSPVsa Webcast Weds!
Retweeted by Tim O'Reilly@RickyWrightSEO @velocityconf No relation, thank goodness.Great video series of @timoreilly fielding community questions with Slashdot. See what Tim is like off stage: http://t.co/1jZQWajuqF
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyTake a moment to listen @timoreilly talking about anticipatory interfaces and incantations > http://t.co/TB41RKa4mF
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8/20
2014
@IdentityWoman As @nancyscola said, "last" = "previous" not "final".@timoreilly is holding office hours! Share one-on-one interactions which are not possible in a large lecture. http://t.co/YibACNThUN
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyRT @voxdotcom: Can you inherit experiences? Inside the weird world of epigenetics: http://t.co/hs7mKEVAjAImportant read: "What happens to #Ferguson affects what happens to Ferguson." http://t.co/MgMayNll2g
8/19
2014
Why email is still important http://t.co/sHde3AXOx2 Good piece from @TheAtlanticDear @BarackObama and @todd_park Why is the IRS allowed to flaunt your Open Data Directives? Not your finest hour: http://t.co/9oyfWIP4c8
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyI still LOVE the command line, and now this: Data Science at the Command Line http://t.co/qD2FBDmVTo Webcast Weds!110º heat. Dirty open wells. Watch the new video from charity: water & learn how to help 100,000 people in the Sahel http://t.co/4X7ziDm9QpGreat @techreview piece about fundamentals of brain science http://t.co/Jn8S9nYolNLast retweet about #Ferguson, Twitter, and Facebook explained here http://t.co/MgMayNll2g via @nancyscolaTwitter vs. Facebook: my tweetstream is almost wall-to-wall with news from Ferguson. Only two mentions of it in my Facebook news feed.
Retweeted by Tim O'Reilly@tgoetz @fitmobapp Look up the etymology of Torpenhowe Hill in England… It happens.RT @CRM: Mass personalized systems are intention driven, predictive and self aware says @rwang0 #crmevolution http://t.co/V1KtnPrzdS
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyLast slide from Government For The People, By The People, In the 21st Century by @timoreilly & @pahlkadot http://t.co/bq8RSJL3GiNever too late! RT@wfong_sf "Great slide to close on @pahlkadot #codeforamerica #AccelaEngage #accelaengage2014" http://t.co/eu99glACBT
Retweeted by Tim O'Reilly@AAinslie Yep!@AnthroPunk True enough. But one can at least make the case that improved tech can have downstream effects on other goodness. But war?
8/18
2014
Tickets now on sale for East Bay Mini Maker Faire http://t.co/PsbMDzhf9IAid doctors flee #Ebola http://t.co/z3yeplHeZP Billions available to make war around the world, not enough for hospitals!Yup, that was totally worth it. My recommendation of Andy Oram's (@praxagora's) post on Net Neutrality: http://t.co/X3lSt4nZkP
Retweeted by Tim O'Reilly@StephenMcCurry @voxdotcom I could suggest many reasons. All of them economically compelling, all moral failures.This @praxagora post on net neutrality quotes some of my thinking on the double dipping by internet providers http://t.co/2JiRHTpzNfJane Goodall answers the famous Proust Questionnaire http://t.co/kEM3ARZpB0 http://t.co/ccw7q5nTdY
Retweeted by Tim O'Reilly82% of the state of California is now suffering either "extreme" or "exceptional" drought: http://t.co/pnxwxUIZhu http://t.co/tr0kMRSsb3
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8/17
2014
NYT's James Risen, facing prison for not revealing source: Obama is "greatest enemy to press freedom in a generation” http://t.co/OFuByNeAYq
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8/16
2014
Google confirms the global Internet is being attacked by sharks: http://t.co/jOpiAqxluJ http://t.co/WCo8mbMRlC
Retweeted by Tim O'Reilly@ddt @Upstreamism @betajames No.RT @digiphile: "If we can't implement the policies we create, we can't govern."– @pahlkadot http://t.co/dmW5fphPtL #digitalgov
8/15
2014
@ddt @Upstreamism @betajames if you think I equate entrepreneur with social good, you have a very simplistic idea of my thinking.
8/14
2014
RT @techdirt Spain's Ill-Conceived 'Google Tax' Law Likely To Cause Immense Damage To Digital Commons & Open Access http://t.co/ccP5K8GVBE
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillySchneier on Security: Irrational Fear of Risks Against Our Children http://t.co/zB6l53uzak
Retweeted by Tim O'Reilly@waskahikanik @LisaSpangenberg Me too. One of the many affordances lost in ebooks.
8/13
2014
@rubyweb Thanks for the heads up!OpenBCI: Brain-Computer interfaces made easy, DIY http://t.co/eBF8TbwVxq via @jennwebb@brunes @LisaSpangenberg That is an artifact of Amazon discounting, not something publishers do!@lucasarruda @LisaSpangenberg That's more than 3x printing costs.@lucasarruda @LisaSpangenberg Distribution costs unchanged. Do you think Amazon cut their fees (> 55%) when they went to ebooks?@petrillic @LisaSpangenberg I totally buy that. Why @oreillymedia ebooks are all DRM-freeImportant for educators! MT @McCormick_Fdn: Is it time for #Civics and #CivicEngagement to become a priority? http://t.co/FF3r0w0d41One of the great Twitter threads of history. https://t.co/R0NEulrH8g
Retweeted by Tim O'Reilly@edemeulle @LisaSpangenberg Outsiders vastly overestimate % of list price that goes to printing. Discount given to Amazon is 3x printing!@edemeulle @LisaSpangenberg Meanwhile, re "No excuse", costs are closer than you think. Printing savings offset by higher author royalties.@edemeulle @LisaSpangenberg No question that low prices can increase impulse buys. But by how much? The devil is in the details.@timoreilly Really wish people would stop asserting that ebooks are cheaper. Most of the cost in making book is acquisition and editing.
Retweeted by Tim O'Reilly@Arthur99100 Manufacturing cost is about 15% of a paperback. Larger ebook royalties make costs more comparable than most think.@matthew_kelsey I don't know that I agree with that.Reflections on education from Tricia Kelleher @StephenPerse, inspired by her visit to #scifoo http://t.co/Pn64p8fzA6 A good read
8/12
2014
Excellent piece about the Amazon-Hachette conflict http://t.co/UAAw1De4Wc My comment ?page=1#comment-23961Huge thank you to @pahlkadot 4 her amazing work co-inventing US Digital Service, Digital Services Playbook, TechFAR http://t.co/8nj95BBRU6
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyProps to @pahlkadot @stevenvDC and colleagues for launch of US Digital Services. This playbook is impressive ---> http://t.co/5FB08xb9z9
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyAnyone wondering why @pahlkadot left @codeforamerica for a year, here's what she was up to. Pretty sweet. http://t.co/1adnJHEHmk
Retweeted by Tim O'Reilly@GetSideline That's actually a quote from Ray Kurzweil, though I have often repeated it.@DianaDeutsch @google @digitalsci Thanks for coming and contributing. So glad you enjoyed it.Online marketplace @chairish receives $4M to help shoppers buy and sell curated, pre-owned furniture and home decor: http://t.co/RHck7Wq01uWhat everyone should know about the scientific method: uncertainty is a strength, not a weakness. It is just as important as 'truth' #scifoo
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8/11
2014
@carolynporco Just didn't want people descending on Google and being turned away.Tim O'Reilly with his fossil-based beer by Bone Dusters. Reserve yours! cc @timoreilly #scifoo http://t.co/2CxB6L5uRF
Retweeted by Tim O'Reilly@PaleoExplorer That's a great beer! Will do.
8/10
2014
Drinking beer made w/yeast from fossils while @geochurch discusses genome edits req'd for life in space #scifoo http://t.co/M7ZfWU6cik
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillySomeone just introduced themselves as being from @github at #scifoo - small cheer went up from the crowd :) #openscience
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyGOOG's Peter Norvig: The AI scenario that bothers me is the takeover of work. Concentrating income in the hands of a few is the risk #SciFoo
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyThis by @DNLee5 (who made great contributions to the discussion) is good on real and illusory Ebola risks. http://t.co/voC13zYMM9 #scifoo
Retweeted by Tim O'Reilly@carolynporco But not open to the public!Science is not news. It's often *disguised* as news, and that's a big problem. We need to treat sci as durable goods. -@CoralSci at #scifoo
Retweeted by Tim O'Reilly95% of the Universe in 5 minutes: My #scifoo "lightning talk" slides on #DarkMatter & #DarkEnergy: https://t.co/qDlVRACilN
Retweeted by Tim O'Reilly@AstroKatie Loved your #SciFoo talk, but wonder: What unit of measure allows matter, dark matter, dark energy 2B in same pie chart?
8/9
2014
MT @sarawinge For your browsing pleasure--Four Short Links, archived on one handy page: http://t.co/ov7cvArxdv @gnat sure picks good ones.We're looking for women who want to come to Rome for #ohsummit and sponsors who want to help get them there! 💕💪👾💕 http://t.co/9IdaQtYkSV
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyLovely open source tool for searching for YouTube videos geotagged from a specific location in the past few days: http://t.co/bQOuvg8Pa3
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyLove @planetlabs gallery of images of our planet! http://t.co/v7UIEw6VqH. See blog post by @wsm1 http://t.co/A75vqJDoh6@Mashery Sorkin's Zuck: "If they had invented Facebook, they would have invented Facebook!" DiNucci's "Web 2.0" was not what I "popularized"@rubyweb Hmm. All my pages load instantaneously."Learning #JavaScript used to mean you weren't a serious software dev. Today, not learning JS means the same thing." - @timoreilly #jslovin'
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8/8
2014
It must be time for #velocityconf http://t.co/4Uxcpp4TDo I dreamed last night that I met a DevOps comedian!Awesome! RT @codeforamerica: Now cities and states can join in on the sharing economy: http://t.co/znOILDV7oS
8/7
2014
@MargaretAtwood @ViragoBooks I've read it already, and it's very good! Thanks.VIDEO: @reinventorsnet roundtable w/ @pahlkadot exploring how #gov procurement can be more agile: http://t.co/kOimS3wNVo @t4a_org
Retweeted by Tim O'Reilly@hawstan @slashdot Nope. Was just in meetings without power, used it up. (Enough left to get by TSA.)Protect Your Systems from Malicious Software + SAVE 50% on #digitalforensics ebooks and videos http://t.co/04BZFDrYSc
Retweeted by Tim O'Reilly@nikolait Not scheduled yet, but yes, definitely.Glad to have been part of the @OpenSignal series A (and seed round) http://t.co/OxFzQzSc2Z Crowdsourced Mobile Sensor Data Maps!My new #AngularJS book has arrived! Super excited! @timoreilly http://t.co/3eDEplD6ol
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8/6
2014
@SarahSchacht You're very welcome. I enjoyed it!Survey: YouTube Stars More Popular Than Mainstream Celebs Among U.S. Teens http://t.co/lWaH8Y8Fbf Cc @cyberedtherapy
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyUse an Othermill to engrave custom messages on just about anything! http://t.co/Y8eek4aFbi http://t.co/TRgJbK0n8d
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyThe Strata NYC call for proposals is out! Also, the Startup Showcase application. http://t.co/ISdR7MgQeY Data cos, get on it!
Retweeted by Tim O'ReillyFrom microBEnet: Frightening Levels of Antibiotic Resistance and Capacity for Horizontal Gene Transfer Reported ... http://t.co/icHyY1Mbr5
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8/5
2014
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