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Kee Hinckley has been shared in 124 public circles

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Aahana Priyadarsinee22,011COOKIES CIRCLE SHARE: AVATAR #2!Yeah its The cute COOKIES CIRCLE share this time!The circle is ready for its second journey...only difference is it got biggerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!:DYeah yeah! I know it doesn't contain any sort of yummy cookies ....but a good number of interesting ENGAGERS on GOOGLE+! These people and pages are just so sweet like cookies that one cant avoid them but follow there much interesting pages!So friends, lets enjoy our time on G+!If you wish to get featured in the next circle share kindly do the following :1)Add me i.e. +Aahana Priyadarsinee  and my page +Magnetix Circles!  to your circle!2)+1 , comment and publicly share this circle in your stream.3)Grab a cookie and smile while eating it!@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ #circle   #awesomepeopleongplus   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #bestcircle   #bestcircleshare   #circleoftheday   #circlemenow   #circlesharing   #circlemeup   #dcircle   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagerscircleshare   #followback   #followme   #follow4follow   #googlepluscircles   #googlepluscircleshare   #ripplescircle   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #topcircleshare  2014-10-01 19:46:08429635
Becky Collins12,812Small Business Circle:Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-08 05:12:1542311513
Aahana Priyadarsinee9,780Another Great circle Share from me!ENGAGER CLUSTER: VERSION 5!Hey friends ENGAGER CLUSTER is ready to be shared, you to get MORE FOLLOWERS! This circle features some of the coolest GOOGLE + engagers who love keeping us engaged with their cool posts!Just to the following to feature in the next Edition of this Awesome Circle share:1. +1 this post!2.Publicly share this circle and if possible leave a comment behind!3.Don't forget to add me i.e. +Aahana Priyadarsinee 4.Keep smiling and enjoy the weekend! #saturday   #saturdayshare   #topsharedcircle   #awesomepeople   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #engagerspeople  2014-07-04 22:45:17400171221
Eli Just1,549Are you an avid reader or want to connect with avid readers? Share and add this awesome circle of BOOK LOVERS who read and support authors. Lots of great connections in here that I enjoy hearing from daily.To be added to this circle--please add it, +1 it, comment on and share it!  #reader #readers #readersrocks #readingisfun #readinglist #authors #authorsupport #avidreaders #readinglist #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #isupportauthors  2014-06-27 14:09:34390200
Aahana Priyadarsinee7,415Featuring a COOL CIRCLE OF TOP GOOGLE PLUS ENGAGERSTo be included in this circle just do the following:1)Add me to your circles!2)+1, share and comment on my posts!3)+1 and Share this circle publicly in your stream!4)If possible please leave a comment behind so that I can know you have done the above steps!Enjoy your weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #fridaycircle   #fridayfun   #fridaycircleshared   #funcircle  #sharedcircle   #publiccircleshare     #circleshare     #circleoftheday  #circleshares     #circlesharing     #circlesshare    #publicsharedcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircle   #todayspublicsharedcircle  #todayssharedcircle     #publiccircle   #circle     #circles    #awesome   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #shareyourcircle     #bestengagers   #followers   #followback     #awesomecircles  #topsharedcircle   #topsharedcircle     2014-06-20 18:30:4740115615
Ryan Johnson6,972These are some of the most active and interesting users on Google Plus. If you want to join the list please do the following:1) Plus one this post2) Share this circle PUBLIC3) Leave a message at the original post#bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google   #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #circlesharing 2014-06-18 12:53:45486623171
John Nuntiatio36,773#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle #football #tennis #golf #photography #health #weightloss  2014-05-19 21:53:11494136
Kristin Milton9,730Hi everyone, This is a starter circle for +Ben Milton.It's mostly my 'most relevant' circlers, heavily weighted for sciency content.Enjoy :)2014-05-13 12:51:4398105
Tourej Ansari16,540All Kinds of People Shared CircleReshare or comment or plus to be in the next circle share!  Let me know if you want to be in the circle! Circle these plussers they are cool people! #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles2014-05-10 11:00:124583111
Jack C Crawford86,096Another cool circle.2014-03-22 17:03:555000517
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:58:15230002
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:57:53230022
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:57:28230003
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:57:04230022
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:56:44231305
Ole Olson39,934This is my newest political circle. If you know that there are solutions to the problems that we face, and understand that standing united to move forward is the answer, this circle is for you. These folks are intelligent commenters, good engagers, activists at heart, and have a progressive stream of posts that are fun to read.2014-02-10 02:52:51181227
Jane Ellen43,979I call this one my Big Ball-0-Fun.  I started with Dede's Fundies, thank you +Dede Craig King and added smaller circles I had made, along with a science circle from +Ray Sanders ,  and some small circles from +Lynette Young and +Carter Gibson and I don't even know who else.  So I haven't organized circles in two years.  You wanna make sumpin' of it? #sharedcircles   #circleshare  #newbies 2013-09-06 17:42:0642925629
Brian Wolfe22,328I haven't shared a circle in a long time. Maybe too long.Anyways.. Here is the circle that my browser spends the most time on.   Just in case I become a petulant child and walk away (not that I'm planning on doing so , just in case.)2013-08-22 05:36:251941335
Alex Grossman56,667G+ Engagers CircleIt's been a while since I shared a circle, so here's a small circle of people I recommend following. They are great to engage with, full of energy and opinions and fun, with very little anger, disrespect, or poor manners. Hope you enjoy all of them as much as I do. They certainly make my time in G+ lots of fun. :)2013-08-22 03:31:187510711
Uniikii0Uniikii's networking #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   #sharedcircles                 #2013-08-14 15:07:53483309
Domus Vitae Inc.153Shared Circle of #entrepreneurs  www.domusvitae.ca   #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   2013-08-05 19:31:504824114
Jack C Crawford67,189So you all might remember the Angels circle, right?This one has 440 cool guys (caveat emptor ... my preferences may differ from yours ... I like all of these gentlemen).So here's to the men!G+{I added myself just because ...}2013-07-10 20:10:59441913783
Richi Jennings42,921Sunday Circle Share of Awesome... :: A big HELLO to all the new Plussers I met last week (plus a few I reconnected with).In the main, these folks are engagers, not passive consumers, so do add them if you're looking for interesting conversations here on G+.Also, feel free to share this publicly. Spread the love! For last week's share, see: plus.google.com/u/0/117220625678034723010/posts/SSmyG6BtuMN2013-06-16 13:19:51406241069
Jack C Crawford63,736Here's another truly awesome circle of additional Google plus folks who will enrich you personally.2013-05-18 00:35:523268320
Dede King0Star Stuff Circle"We are all connected: To each other, biologically; To the earth, chemically; To the rest of the Universe, atomically."  - Neil Degrasse Tyson...And through G+, algorithmically. Thanks for the relevance. If you're new to G+, this is a pretty good circle if you want to liven up your stream or you're in the mood to pop a blood vessel or two. IJS. Have a happy Friday. #sharedcircles   #publicsharedcircles   2013-05-17 14:34:4948121641208
Mohammad Rahimi3,102I am sharing  this circle of very nice and engaging peopleIf you want to be included in the next circle do the following:1- Add the circle 2- Publicly share it3-Comment under this postNote: those who get notification are included.2013-05-04 10:52:39171522
Dede King0The Fundie CircleIt's round. I've hand picked the ones I interact with not because they're relevant to me or because of what they post, but because I could pick them out of a line-up, state their name and at least one fact about them and they're generally wonderful people to know. The top 10 I'd probably bail out of jail and take a bullet for, but that's neither here nor there. One thing none of them can be accused of, is being soporific. As a disclaimer: Circle with caution or stalk quietly as the circle is filled with every type of G+ user that might not appeal to all tastes including:1. Photo fundies2. Meme fundies3. Gif fundies4. News link reshare fundies5. Art fundies6. Science fundies7. Music fundies8. Narcissistic fundies9. Selfie shot fundies10. Food fundies11. Passive-aggressive one liner vague posting fundies12. Contrarian fundies (not trolls, just opinionated)13. Long form post fundies14. Leg humper fundies15. Lastly, the G+ fundies (they know everything about G+ and will tell you how to Internet)16. High Voltage Noms (+A.V. Flox)17. Low Voltage Noms (+Jake Kern)18. Cat fundies (+Bobbi Jo Woods)19. Sine Wave Noms (+fan tai)It's not really a circle meant to be shared, just my way of saying hey to all of you that make this place worth while <3 No hard feelings if I forgot anyone, it happens. Have a wonderful day.2013-04-17 15:28:3834742831130
Richi Jennings35,045Sunday Circle Share... :: Hello to all the new Plussers I met last week (plus a few I reconnected with).Mainly, these folks are engagers, not passive consumers, so add them if you're looking for interesting conversations here on G+.Also, feel free to share this with your circles. Spread the love! (Or not, as you wish.)For the previous circle: plus.google.com/u/0/117220625678034723010/posts/9MDWKhJQ7uZ2013-03-31 08:35:47348331643
Matthew Shuey1,381Socially Influential Google+ UsersThis is a hand picked circle of highly influential Google+ Users.To be added tho this or other circles do the following.1. Share this circle publicly2. Make sure your profile description is complete and country are visible in your profile3. Leave a comment4. Have a wonderful experience! #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-03-18 22:46:5842726913
Matthew Shuey1,289Socially Engaged Google+ Users Updated 3-15-13Shared public circle of socially engaging and socially influential Google+ users.Feel free to add and share. To be added to this or other circles please do the following.1. Share this circle2. Confirm your share by leaving a comment on this postThis is a hand picked circle. #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles Enjoy!2013-03-15 20:29:3641813515
Matthew Shuey880Socially Engaged Google+ Users UpdatedThis circle contains socially influential and socially engaging  Google+ users.2013-03-08 04:24:2537411310
Matthew Shuey734Socially Engaged Google+ Users #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday  2013-03-03 16:20:563541368
Bob Mulholland12,616Inform | Act | Share | Stay Aware #InformActShareStayAware  #InternetFreedom   #SharedCircle  *Part 1 of 2*With the impending #Anonymous  day of action tomorrow #PM2012 , here's a Circle of people who care about internet freedom.+1 or share to be added.2012-12-20 18:51:28490916
Annika O'Brien61,941This is my shared circle of inventors, makers, and DIY hobbyists (not all are robot builders). Let me know if I forgot to add someone or have mistakenly added someone who doesn't belong. #sharedcircles2012-12-10 20:57:3612414322
Bob Mulholland12,239#InternetFreedom   #SharedCircle  [Part 1 of 2]+1 to be added. I don't notify anymore, but all #InternetFreedom  related posts have this added:Inform | Act | Share | Stay Aware #InformActShareStayAware 2012-12-04 15:15:2349251011
Dave Tozier0+Danial Hallock originally shared this post:The Three HundredRevised CopyIt's been about a month since my last share of #thethreehundred  so I wanted to share the revised copy of the circle; and true to my word, there have been a lot of revisions in the last month.For example, I've gone through each and every one of the 200 some odd recommendations and circle shares that came about from the last circle share.  As a result, of the original 297 that were shared a little under a month ago (http://goo.gl/xqGb4), I removed approximately 137 300ers and added 129 new members.  You can expect this circle to continue to change, but I think the triple digit adjustments are mostly done.  For those of you just joining us, this is a continuation of a project where I've been changing my #circlemanagement  strategy from purpose based to engagement based (http://goo.gl/kqE8h).As always, If you're notified you're in it. If you're in it, why not recommend a few people for me to circle up, or share the circle out with your stream?  Remember: #sharingiscaring  (Link to this post: http://goo.gl/cHwht)2012-11-20 17:22:28295000
Danial Hallock4,767The Three HundredRevised CopyIt's been about a month since my last share of #thethreehundred  so I wanted to share the revised copy of the circle; and true to my word, there have been a lot of revisions in the last month.For example, I've gone through each and every one of the 200 some odd recommendations and circle shares that came about from the last circle share.  As a result, of the original 297 that were shared a little under a month ago (http://goo.gl/xqGb4), I removed approximately 137 300ers and added 129 new members.  You can expect this circle to continue to change, but I think the triple digit adjustments are mostly done.  For those of you just joining us, this is a continuation of a project where I've been changing my #circlemanagement  strategy from purpose based to engagement based (http://goo.gl/kqE8h).As always, If you're notified you're in it. If you're in it, why not recommend a few people for me to circle up, or share the circle out with your stream?  Remember: #sharingiscaring  (Link to this post: http://goo.gl/cHwht)2012-11-20 15:47:332941172383
Danial Hallock4,130The Three HundredRough DraftA few weeks ago I posted a rather lengthy post about how I was changing my #circlemanagement  strategy from purpose based to engagement based (http://goo.gl/kqE8h).  This is the first rough draft of that circle, minus a few ninjas that prefer not to be shared out.  As such, the landscape of this circle will change drastically over the next few months; but I wanted to give the people who are following this circle a glimpse of what to expect.  As always, If you're notified you're in it. If you're in it, why not recommend a few people for me to circle up, or share the circle out with your stream? :D #thethreehundred   #circleshare   #sharingiscaring  2012-10-22 15:52:142971191078
Alex Grossman27,422Last time I shared a relevancy circle was back in July. From then until now (October 19), it's only changed by 7 people, and most but not all of that was near the end of the list. So, it's remarkably consistent.These 99 users are on top of my relevance list (plus me since I'm relevant to myself, so a total of 100). I excluded Pages that were in there so as to only have people.Most of these folks are engaging with me through posts or comments (though some are clearly more by e-mail, such as a family member) and the Circle is definitely more accurate now than last time. Does the algorithm get better over time due to more data? I still suspect that as you go down you end up with a number of close calls in which the algorithm can go either way. If anybody has more details on the relevancy algorithm, I'd still be curious and interested to learn more about it.Anyway, these people are relevant to me and truly help me enjoy my time sharing, talking, discussing, and hanging out on G+. So, thank you to all of you :)TGIF and have a great start to the weekend!P.S. - Typical inconsistent G+ - I could share the Movie Lovers Circle earlier today with about 130 people being notified. However, by mid-morning I couldn't notify the 99 people in this Circle. Now, I can again. But it appears that instead of setting a limit on the number of people in a circle, maybe they've set a limit on the number of people you could notify in a set period of time? Very strange. If anybody has any clue as to why this is, please let me know.2012-10-20 03:24:2710023124
Alex Grossman27,364It's TGIF so hope you have a great day. Here's a Circle I thought I'd share today for Follow Friday - Movie Lovers Circle. This Circle is by request only and filled with people who love to talk about movies, all kinds, all genres, languages, you name it - the point is to have fun and share. If you're interested in joining in to the discussions, engaging with others, sharing and exchanging comments, please let me know and I can try and add you to this Circle (notification limits permitting). If you're a member of this circle, you agree to participate in a respectful manner. Due to the changing and, at times uncertain, notification restrictions Google has in terms of number of people you can notify with a post I've split this up into two Circle. The overflow from this Circle can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/102001774674190160714/posts/Ad9LJFo9PLrFYI - you can find today's movie thread at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/102001774674190160714/posts/RDDzuGdsvLX #followfriday   #followfridaycircle   #movies   #film  2012-10-19 14:01:4110111219
Bob Mulholland9,885#InternetFreedom #CircleShare #SharedCircles  Part 1 of 2+1 the post to be included, +1 my first comment to also be notified (although these types of posts are becoming less and less common)2012-10-01 02:46:474983213
Andrew Eva2,872Thought for #followfriday   I'd share my "Makes me Think" circle.These folks all post things, or engage in my posts, with comments and thoughts that make me think. If I find myself at home, hours later, still thinking about a comment, or post, or idea that was being discussed, one of these individuals was most likely part of that discussion or triggered the thought.I hope they all challenge you to think as well.2012-09-28 17:25:226233626
Alex Grossman26,573For another Follow Friday Circle for today, here is my Music Lovers Circle. This Circle is by request only and filled with people who love to talk about and listen to music. All kinds, all genres, languages, you name it - the point is to have fun and share. Unlike other circles, not all shares will be public since some people don't want to see playlists or song shares in their stream. So, articles and discussions of artists, software, the industry, etc will be public and playlists from Spotify or songs may (but not always) be shared to Circles only. If you're interested in joining in to the discussions, exchanging comments back and forth, sharing music, please let me know and I can add you to this Circle. You only need to agree that if you do participate that you do so in a respectful manner.For a playlist I shared today, go to:https://plus.google.com/u/0/102001774674190160714/posts/7vrRYxfXr4c #followfriday   #followfridaycircle   #playlist   #music  2012-09-28 14:23:558512112
Alex Grossman26,002It's TGIF so hope you have a great day. Here's a Circle I thought I'd share today for Follow Friday - Movie Lovers Circle. This Circle is by request only and filled with people who love to talk about movies, all kinds, all genres, languages, you name it - the point is to have fun and share. If you're interested in joining in to the discussions, engaging with others, sharing and exchanging comments, please let me know and I can try and add you to this Circle (notification limits permitting). If you're a member of this circle, you agree to participate in a respectful manner.FYI - you can find today's movie thread at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/102001774674190160714/posts/4Mfu1vAyyzg #followfriday   #followfridaycircle   #movies  2012-09-07 20:52:151001449
Kurt Smith530Quality Circle ShareHere's a quality group of Plussers to circle. There are some active posters in here and many whom will circle you back. #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  2012-08-07 00:19:0778305
Alex Grossman24,371My Top 99 circle - is Relevancy Accurate?These are the 99 users who are on top of my relevance list (plus me since I'm relevant to myself). I excluded Pages that were in there so as to only have people.Most of these folks are engaging with me through posts or comments (though some are clearly more by e-mail, such as a family member) and the Circle is surprisingly accurate until the last bit of it when some names appeared and others were left off. I suspect that as you go down you end up with a number of close calls in which the algorithm can go either way. If anybody has more details on the relevancy algorithm, I'd be curious to continue the discussions I've seen on other similar threads this week.Want to create your own? (instructions borrowed/stolen from +Max Huijgen )► Click circles on the tab on the right► Make sure relevance is selected (default)► Select the top 99 users. (Drag a box around them)► Drag the whole group to "drop here to create new circle"► The new circle will open up. Make sure its 99 and adjust it if needed► Share it and use the hashtag #top99  and #sharedcircles   #top99   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  +Shared Circles on G+ +CircleCount If you got notified you are one of the 99.2012-07-26 17:22:4510040731
Alex Grossman24,072It's TGIF so hope you have a great day. Here's a Circle I thought I'd share today for Follow Friday - Movie Lovers Circle. This Circle is by request only and filled with people who love to talk about movies, all kinds, all genres, languages, you name it - the point is to have fun and share. If you're interested in joining in to the discussions, engaging with others, sharing and exchanging comments, please let me know and I can try and add you to this Circle once I whittle it down a bit (it's at the limit for notifications currently). If you're a member of this circle, you agree to participate in a respectful manner.FYI - you can find today's movie thread at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/102001774674190160714/posts/Yab31kVxMux #followfriday   #followfridaycircle   #movies  2012-07-20 15:39:381017312
Alex Grossman24,072For another Follow Friday Circle for today, here is my Music Lovers Circle. This Circle is by request only and filled with people who love to talk about and listen to music. All kinds, all genres, languages, you name it - the point is to have fun and share. Unlike other circles, not all shares will be public since some people don't want to see playlists or song shares in their stream. So, articles and discussions of artists, software, the industry, etc will be public and playlists from Spotify or songs may (but not always) be shared to Circles only. If you're interested in joining in to the discussions, exchanging comments back and forth, sharing music, please let me know and I can add you to this Circle. You only need to agree that if you do participate that you do so in a respectful manner.For a playlist I shared today, go to:https://plus.google.com/u/0/102001774674190160714/posts/2XVUsmDQ86M #followfriday   #followfridaycircle   #music   #playlist  2012-07-20 15:25:0683722
Alex Grossman24,072For my second Circle today for Follow Friday, here is my Respectful Politics Circle. This Circle is by request only and not for the faint of heart. It's filled with people who are passionate about politics and issues that impact society and come from across the political spectrum - the point is to have fun, learn and share. If you're interested in joining the discussions, please let me know and I can add you to this Circle. No commitment to share your own posts, but it is preferred that you at least comment semi-regularly so as to encourage discussion. Just keep in mind that if you do participate that you do so in a respectful and civil manner. Let your passion fill you, but always temper it with manners, respect and politeness. Bullies will not be tolerated. The point is not to "win" but to learn. #followfriday   #followfridaycircle   #politics  2012-07-20 15:10:0498901
Bob Mulholland7,562Sorry it's been a couple weeks, but Melissa is going to have the baby any day now and my focus now needs to be offline most of the time.After Zane has been born, my posts will become regular again.#InternetFreedom   #CircleShare  [part 1 of 2]Inform | Act | Share | Stay Aware+1 if you want in+1 my first comment if you also want notifications. #InformActShareStayAware  2012-07-17 17:15:194947211

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2014-11-24 12:31:12 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-22 22:25:33 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 93 +1s)Open 

This is where I grew up in Maine.

I lived there from the time I was four until I was about sixteen. The house was built in the late 1700's. Originally heated with three fireplaces, the largest of which was also the kitchen fireplace, and had a builtin Dutch oven. By the time we moved in, a bathroom and modern kitchen been added, and the heat was oil with forced hot air (downstairs) and some floor vents upstairs. With brick and plaster walls, it was not the easiest house to keep warm. It didn't help that the two smaller fireplaces didn't draw well and smoked. Winters must have been pretty cold there in 17 and 18 hundreds. Later we had to reinforce the foundation. It was dry laid fieldstone and after 200 years the land had changed at bit and it was no longer dry.

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2014-11-26 04:25:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-25 12:35:24 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I really wasn't going to post anything on this topic, but yes, this. This and a dozen other reflexive responses to law enforcement that are driven by what we experience through the lens of our race.

❝ And most of all, the reflex to deny that there is anything racial about the lens through which we typically view law enforcement; to deny that being white has shaped our understanding of policing and their actions in places like Ferguson, even as being white has had everything to do with those matters. Racial identity shapes the way we are treated by cops, and as such, shapes the way we are likely to view them. As a general rule, nothing we do will get us shot by law enforcement: not walking around in a big box store with semi-automatic weapons (though standing in one with an air rifle gets you killed if you're black); not assaulting two officers, even in the St. Louis area, a mere fived... more »

I really wasn't going to post anything on this topic, but yes, this. This and a dozen other reflexive responses to law enforcement that are driven by what we experience through the lens of our race.

❝ And most of all, the reflex to deny that there is anything racial about the lens through which we typically view law enforcement; to deny that being white has shaped our understanding of policing and their actions in places like Ferguson, even as being white has had everything to do with those matters. Racial identity shapes the way we are treated by cops, and as such, shapes the way we are likely to view them. As a general rule, nothing we do will get us shot by law enforcement: not walking around in a big box store with semi-automatic weapons (though standing in one with an air rifle gets you killed if you're black); not assaulting two officers, even in the St. Louis area, a mere five days after Mike Brown was killed; not pointing a loaded weapon at three officers and demanding that they--the police--"drop their fucking guns;" not committing mass murder in a movie theatre before finally being taken alive; not proceeding in the wake of that event to walk around the same town in which it happened carrying a shotgun; and not killing a cop so as to spark a "revolution," and then leading others on a two month chase through the woods before being arrested with only a few scratches. ❞
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2014-11-25 06:28:30 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-25 05:58:03 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

For the First Time Ever, a Prosecutor Will Go to Jail for Wrongfully Convicting an Innocent Man -- but don't get your hopes up. Some good thoughts on how to fix the problem though.

For the First Time Ever, a Prosecutor Will Go to Jail for Wrongfully Convicting an Innocent Man -- but don't get your hopes up. Some good thoughts on how to fix the problem though.___

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2014-11-25 05:48:22 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-25 05:32:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Studies show we do worse if we work longer hours. And yet we reward it. In software, we worship it.

Four stories about work:

One: Immediately out of college, I took a job working as the receptionist at a homeless shelter. The social worker quit, and I added those duties to my own, despite not knowing how to execute them. Then the executive director quit, and I took his job.

There was no duty pager for staff. If there were incidents, and there were, the police responded without staff support. I would only find out about the response the next day, from the on-site manager -- who, in general, was a trusted client. The trusted client was cooking meth.

I found a new one. But I took the phone as well. I was the only employee, and so I was the call rotation.

Clients would show up drunk. My phone would ring. There would be fights. My phone would ring. The sheriff would show up to serve summonses. My phone would ring. And although my workday wasn't usually any longer than ten, eleven hours, several times a week, I would be rousted out of bed to go handle some emergency or another. 

I was bad at my job. This was in part for the usual reasons; viz., that I had no training. But almost every morning at 4 AM, I would wake up shuddering, and drag myself to the bathroom to puke my guts out. I didn't sleep. And so basic things like grant billing and meeting scheduling began to fall apart as fatigue-driven errors crowded in on every side.

Eventually, I left, having kept the organization from imploding. But I did very little other than that: I held on white-knuckled, and managed a hard landing for an organization that could have cratered. But I did an awful job. Even my emails from that era -- some of which I've kept -- are riddled with typos. 

Two: Insofar as I have been successful, I owe my success to that job. Everywhere I've gone, from that point forward, the very first thing written on my resume has been "executive director." It's what took me to ATVP, and what got me into law school, and after law school, this set of things got me my clerkship, and after my clerkship, it convinced people that I was hard-working enough to cut it in the job I got at Google.

And so I've landed here.

Earlier, +David desJardins accused me of being contemptuous of startup culture. I've never worked at a startup. But I've been in a similar place: working insane hours, never being entirely off the clock, cutting my own salary to keep the money from running out before the task was complete. It made me terrible at my job. The more I scrambled to keep the money from running out, the less I deserved it.

There are strong personal incentives to the sort of work which depletes all of your resources; the sort of work that renders you incompetent. I benefited from them. I still benefit from them. But I can still name the people I harmed, and can still trace, in detail, the things I was terrible at.

In the aftermath of negligence, it's tempting to offer yourself the cold comfort that there was no better way. As hard as it is to make decision that makes others suffer, it's tougher still to admit that that decision was unnecessary -- that you passed up an easy win because the incentives were wrong.

Three: We have evidence from medicine that there are probably some easy wins across the board, and across all kinds of high-performing jobs. Since the 1960s, doctors have insisted that working residents 100 hours a week was necessary for training, and that failing to do so would cripple medical productivity. 

The evidence, such as it was, looked fine: doctors unwilling to work the hours washed out, and doctors who worked longer hours were more successful. Not only that, they treated more patients. This seems adequate to empirically demonstrate that working more hours is better.

Of course, when you examine the rate of medical error, you find that overworked doctors are terrible at their jobs. As you would expect, the rate of medical error among people working more than sleeping is tremendous.

So were we rewarding terrible doctors? 

No. Because there's a confound: the same people willing to work hundred-hour weeks are more dedicated to their job, and otherwise better workers. But we had somehow managed to engineer a system which rewarded the production of low-quality work by high-quality workers, and which -- even more perversely -- used the production of low-quality work as a proxy for high-quality status. 

Unless software development is utterly unlike any other human activity -- and the mythical man-month suggests that it's not -- then startup founders are simply engaged in the same status-demonstration game that doctors were, and there's no reason to take them seriously. Conceding that they'd been wasting their time (and others' time) raises troubling questions that they'd rather not answer.

Four: A coda. In medicine, the policy changed. Often, nothing improved, because the incentives didn't change.

Doctors' hours were reduced from thirty-six hour shifts to sixteen-hour shifts. During their previous shifts, doctors slept, but they slept on the job. Now, working sixteen hours at a time, doctors never slept. The fatigue issues that were the core of the problem? They didn't go away. Doctors still needed to signal that they were working hard; the incentives to ignore the policy and exceed its bounds were still there.

Caring about incentives and caring about outcomes are often deeply at odds. Even knowing what I know now about work, I wouldn't change what I did: it was absolutely, unequivocally in my best interest. But the evidence is good that exhaustion makes us vulnerable to catastrophic failure, and that the incentives within subcultures of workaholism are deeply broken.___Studies show we do worse if we work longer hours. And yet we reward it. In software, we worship it.

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2014-11-25 05:16:03 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Some amazing 2nd century BC mosaics.

I seen this posted in my streams earlier, but didn't get a chance to look at it.. simply stunning! ___Some amazing 2nd century BC mosaics.

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2014-11-25 03:23:58 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Now theres a pie for #thanksgiving !

#pie   #octopus  

Now theres a pie for #thanksgiving !

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2014-11-25 03:20:54 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Native Americans Are All Dead
Why the first Thanksgiving would have never happened today.
Education professor Sarah Shear found that students “were coming to college believing that all Indians are dead.”

Sociologist Lisa Wade offers this comment, "The fact that so many people absorb the idea that Native Americans are a thing of the past — and a thing that we don’t have to feel too badly about — may help explain why they feel so comfortable dressing up like them on Halloween, throwing Conquistabros and Navahos parties, persisting in using Indian mascots, leaving their reservations off of Google maps, and failing to include them in our media."

How in hell did this ever happen? 

Shear "examined the academic standards for elementary and secondary school education in all 50 states, these are the guidelines that educators use to plancurricula a... more »

Native Americans Are All Dead
Why the first Thanksgiving would have never happened today.
Education professor Sarah Shear found that students “were coming to college believing that all Indians are dead.”

Sociologist Lisa Wade offers this comment, "The fact that so many people absorb the idea that Native Americans are a thing of the past — and a thing that we don’t have to feel too badly about — may help explain why they feel so comfortable dressing up like them on Halloween, throwing Conquistabros and Navahos parties, persisting in using Indian mascots, leaving their reservations off of Google maps, and failing to include them in our media."

How in hell did this ever happen? 

Shear "examined the academic standards for elementary and secondary school education in all 50 states, these are the guidelines that educators use to plan curricula and write textbooks."

"Shear found that the vast majority of references to American Indians — 87 percent — portrayed them as a population that existed only prior to 1900.  There was nothing, she said, about contemporary issues for American Indian populations or the ongoing conflicts over land and water rights or sovereignty. Only one state, New Mexico, even mentions the name of a single member of the American Indian Movement."

You know what the American Indian Movement is, right? Join the crowd.

"Meanwhile, the genocidal war against American Indians is portrayed as an inevitable conflict that colonizers handled reasonably. All of the states are teaching that there were civil ways to end problems, she said, and that the Indian problem was dealt with nicely. Only one state, Washington, uses the word genocide. Only four states mention Indian boarding schools, institutions that represent the removal of children from their families and forced re-socialization into a Euro-American way of life."

Indians have now joined the ranks of the Vikings and Ancient Romans as merely a historical curiosity. We don't have any Native Americans to invite to our Thanksgiving feast, being all dead as they are. Were any alive, how thankful do you think they would be?___

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2014-11-25 03:03:44 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Deep dog thoughts...

Deep dog thoughts...___

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2014-11-25 03:02:34 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-25 02:56:44 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

An analysis of party control vs the economy and stock market.

An analysis of party control vs the economy and stock market.___

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2014-11-24 14:39:50 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Yellow Scope Kickstarter: A Different Kind of Science Kit for Girls

Great Kickstarter for STEM

Came across this, joined and am passing it along. 

A line from their KS page really hit me: "Open a new tab and go to google images, then search Science Kits for Girls "  The ENTIRE first page is for makeup and spa treatment toys. 

Here's the link. Let's stop throwing away half our talent. 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/yellow-scope-science/yellow-scope-a-different-kind-of-science-kit-for-g

h/t: +Peter Schmidt 

Of particular interest to +Kee Hinckley +David C. Frier +Kimberly Chapman ___Yellow Scope Kickstarter: A Different Kind of Science Kit for Girls

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2014-11-24 12:31:12 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-24 02:28:48 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

❝ The habitual practice of threat inflation as a means of catalyzing focus on new enemies in U.S. foreign-policy debates has become so commonplace that it now goes unnoticed no matter how absurd. ❞

❝ The habitual practice of threat inflation as a means of catalyzing focus on new enemies in U.S. foreign-policy debates has become so commonplace that it now goes unnoticed no matter how absurd. ❞___

2014-11-24 02:24:26 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

women in tech, hear this:

<< Some feel lonely and isolated because there aren't a lot of women around them, and they may feel like they don't fit into the engineering / hacker stereotype of being scruffy, eccentric, antisocial and arrogant.>>

i promise that i will keep this from happening to you at Farsight. please consider us if you're planning a move.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1soIYek-YEIvqtu9brv3ecdPbuVzQKp_GhAozC06UrLo/preview?sle=true#

women in tech, hear this:

<< Some feel lonely and isolated because there aren't a lot of women around them, and they may feel like they don't fit into the engineering / hacker stereotype of being scruffy, eccentric, antisocial and arrogant.>>

i promise that i will keep this from happening to you at Farsight. please consider us if you're planning a move.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1soIYek-YEIvqtu9brv3ecdPbuVzQKp_GhAozC06UrLo/preview?sle=true#___

2014-11-23 20:22:01 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

An interesting look at how at-will employment came about, with plusses and minuses.


Full post here https://plus.google.com/112482032780181267192/posts/2twvhP3tfah for the FB/LinkedIn truncated shares.

#ftl

At-Will Employment: The Story is Always Weirder Than You Think

In Tennessee, in the 1880s, the state's highest court was dominated by mining and railroad interests. The industries that dominated the court were, themselves, dominated by former Confederate politicians and officers. And those industries rapidly shedding union labor in order to reap a bounty of unfree black labor. And so, when the former Confederate governor of Georgia fired employees for buying goods outside the company store, the Tennessee Supreme Court held that employers had no duties to employees, and they could be fired at will.

This is a tidy liberal story, wrapped up in a bow. Simultaneously, prison-industrial magnates vanquished both unions and the last vestiges of Reconstruction-era law, and America entered the postwar nadir of both labor and race relations. The Long Depression even appropriately punished us for it.

The story is actually much stranger. Consider how we got here:

In the 1870s, the law was clear: if not explicitly specified, the term of a labor contract was a matter of fact to be determined by the jury. In most places, if no explicit term could be decided, then the default period of employment was a year. By the 1880s, American courts had decided that the at-will employment rule -- the rule that exists today -- dated back to deep antiquity, and had always been the rule.

This is a puzzling result. How did American courts seamlessly flip between one rule and another without realizing that they'd done so? And the answer, basically, is that for some reason or another, a treatise author -- Horace Gay Wood -- misstated the prevailing rule. Courts read the treatise instead of the law. And suddenly, nationwide, at-will employment was the rule.

For complicated reasons, it was both a tremendous liberal victory and a catastrophic blow to free labor.

Before Master and Servant, employees were bound to their employers by a tight network of public-law obligations. These included the right to sue for injuries the employee negligently sustained, on the theory that an employee’s injury prevents him from completing his employer’s assigned duties, as well as the right to intervene in the employee’s suits against third parties for negligent injuries. Central to these causes of actions was the theory that, once the employee had contracted away his labor, the value of his labor belonged to the employer.

This was true for the entire duration of employment. For the entire duration of the labor contract (which was not often well-defined), employers and employees had causes of action against each other: the employee had the right to sue if fired, and the employer had to right to sue if the employee quit. This was a profound constraint on labor mobility.

It gets worse.

In some jurisdictions, employment contracts were considered “contracts entire.” If the contract’s duration was not completed, the employer could recoup the costs of employment over that period. In some cases, this led to tremendous windfalls for employers: in Massachusetts, for example, a farmhand signed a contract to work a year for $120 in wages, but left the farm voluntarily before his contract was completed. Because his employer wouldn’t compensate him for the time he completed, he sued for unpaid wages. Though he won at trial, the Supreme Court reversed: not only was the worker not entitled to the value of the contract, he had contracted his labor away for the period of the contract. In the event that he went to another employer, he was required to remit the value of any labor he performed back to the employer who had originally purchased it -- a huge windfall for the employer.

This rigid labor system was increasingly unsustainable. At the time of Master and Servant, the United States was mired in an apparently unending depression. Speculation in postwar railway development had led to a collapse of the banking system; simultaneously, wars in Europe and demonetization of silver had led to wild fluctuations in price. There was very little net economic growth between 1873 and 1879: disagreements between labor and management were over a small and shrinking pot of economic goods. 

In many places in the country, the right to at-will employment was something we now take for granted: the right to quit your job. In others -- Tennessee in the 1880s -- it shattered the tenuous legal position held by free laborers, provoking labor wars which continued into the 1920s. Was it a good idea, a liberal reform? That depends wholly on the system it's embedded in.

But the story gets even weirder than that. Next up: how theosophists, railroads, tuberculosis, and a family feud changed the face of American labor law.___An interesting look at how at-will employment came about, with plusses and minuses.


Full post here https://plus.google.com/112482032780181267192/posts/2twvhP3tfah for the FB/LinkedIn truncated shares.

#ftl

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2014-11-23 20:17:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-23 20:15:26 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The chemistry and interesting physics of Han Purple.

interesting and fun read. :-D ___The chemistry and interesting physics of Han Purple.

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2014-11-23 20:12:21 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

The ancient North Eurasians were not only ancestors of modern Native Americans but provided up to 20 percent of the DNA in modern Europeans as well.

___The ancient North Eurasians were not only ancestors of modern Native Americans but provided up to 20 percent of the DNA in modern Europeans as well.

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2014-11-23 19:58:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

How Central Asian Governments Monitor Their Citizens

___How Central Asian Governments Monitor Their Citizens

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2014-11-23 14:02:42 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

"Until Friday, no senior federal official had acknowledged this was explicit U.S. policy.

"'We were not willing to find those firms guilty before, because we were worried that if we found them guilty, that could somehow potentially destabilize the financial system,' Dudley said. 'We've gotten past that and I think it's really important that we got past that.'"

Dudley’s admission was just one of several cringe-worthy exchanges during an hour-long appearance before a committee intent on holding him accountable for regulatory lapses."

"Until Friday, no senior federal official had acknowledged this was explicit U.S. policy.

"'We were not willing to find those firms guilty before, because we were worried that if we found them guilty, that could somehow potentially destabilize the financial system,' Dudley said. 'We've gotten past that and I think it's really important that we got past that.'"

Dudley’s admission was just one of several cringe-worthy exchanges during an hour-long appearance before a committee intent on holding him accountable for regulatory lapses."___

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2014-11-23 13:59:55 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-23 13:49:36 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Why Did Doctors Stop Giving Women Orgasms?

With a title like that, how could I not share it? It's a serious question though. There was a time when it was an accepted treatment for "hysteria". 

Why Did Doctors Stop Giving Women Orgasms?

With a title like that, how could I not share it? It's a serious question though. There was a time when it was an accepted treatment for "hysteria". ___

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2014-11-23 12:48:52 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

A good article about bias and barriers to healthcare faced by the LGBT community.

A good article about bias and barriers to healthcare faced by the LGBT community.___

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2014-11-23 06:26:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

A beautiful and powerful shadow theatrical performance on Britain's Got Talent.

A beautiful and powerful shadow theatrical performance on Britain's Got Talent.___

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2014-11-23 06:17:20 (14 comments, 8 reshares, 90 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-23 05:33:13 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

A simple classroom demonstration of privilege.

Note that there's no blame or guilt to having it, just difficulty realizing the advantage you've been given.

This is pretty brilliant: http://www.buzzfeed.com/nathanwpyle/this-teacher-taught-his-class-a-powerful-lesson-about-privil___A simple classroom demonstration of privilege.

Note that there's no blame or guilt to having it, just difficulty realizing the advantage you've been given.

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2014-11-23 01:36:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Scientists believe a mysteriously bright object in a galaxy 90 million light-years away could be a rogue black hole evicted during the merger of two galaxies.

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/1121/Could-orphan-black-hole-confirm-Einstein-s-general-theory-of-relativity

Scientists believe a mysteriously bright object in a galaxy 90 million light-years away could be a rogue black hole evicted during the merger of two galaxies.

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/1121/Could-orphan-black-hole-confirm-Einstein-s-general-theory-of-relativity___

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2014-11-23 01:11:09 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

What do you do when your tongue is too big for your mouth?

What do you do when your tongue is too big for your mouth?___

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2014-11-22 23:22:11 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I saw the angel of Revelation
standing there
his wings were gray,
there was gold in his hair,
he was just standing there
with his bowl of woe,
watching the people
come and go.

The angel stood there,
sipping on a cup of joe
watching all the busy people
as they come and go,
flicked a tall wing tip,
leaned on a light pole,
shrugged his shoulders
as he nudged his brass bowl.

It's not every day
I see such a thing,
A long lanky man
with tall gray wings
standing on the corner
sipping a cup of joe
watching all the people
as they come and go.

I watched them walk by,
the usual crowd,
some weeping, some smiling
some cussing quite loud -
some guy in a gray suit
taking another dime
squeezed from his workers
without paying more time,
some cat... more »

I saw the angel of Revelation
standing there
his wings were gray,
there was gold in his hair,
he was just standing there
with his bowl of woe,
watching the people
come and go.

The angel stood there,
sipping on a cup of joe
watching all the busy people
as they come and go,
flicked a tall wing tip,
leaned on a light pole,
shrugged his shoulders
as he nudged his brass bowl.

It's not every day
I see such a thing,
A long lanky man
with tall gray wings
standing on the corner
sipping a cup of joe
watching all the people
as they come and go.

I watched them walk by,
the usual crowd,
some weeping, some smiling
some cussing quite loud -
some guy in a gray suit
taking another dime
squeezed from his workers
without paying more time,
some cat getting rich
by selling the dreams
that keep his clients numb
to all of his schemes,
a senator cutting deals,
a rep cutting more,
an arms maker over there
lobbying for war,
black oil bubbling,
trees falling down,
admen admonishing
the people in  town
to buy while they wilted
under the load
of want and debt
cellphones on hold.

"Hey angel," I said,
"with your bowl of woe
watching all this
come and go,
I thought you were here
to usher the end,
pouring your bowl
on the water or land
but you're just standing there
watching us come and go-
Is there something going on
that I didn't know?"

The angel, he shrugged
as he finished his joe,
bent and picked up
the brass bowl full of woe.
"You're doing my job
on land and the sea,
cheating and plague
war and pain,
drought and starvation
grief falling like rain -
you've been awful busy
creating plenty of woe
my bowl couldn't add
to the grief here below."

With a flick of his wing,
he flew off to the sky,
and I wondered
if I wanted to laugh or to cry
at the human ability
to cause pain and great woe
as I watched the people
come and go.___

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2014-11-22 22:33:43 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

I knew it!
Although my sofa has two mouths on its sides
H/t +Shawna Bergen​

I knew it!
Although my sofa has two mouths on its sides
H/t +Shawna Bergen​___

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2014-11-22 22:28:15 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

It's cold in Maine, but the sky is beautiful as always.

It's cold in Maine, but the sky is beautiful as always.___

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2014-11-22 22:25:33 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 93 +1s)Open 

This is where I grew up in Maine.

I lived there from the time I was four until I was about sixteen. The house was built in the late 1700's. Originally heated with three fireplaces, the largest of which was also the kitchen fireplace, and had a builtin Dutch oven. By the time we moved in, a bathroom and modern kitchen been added, and the heat was oil with forced hot air (downstairs) and some floor vents upstairs. With brick and plaster walls, it was not the easiest house to keep warm. It didn't help that the two smaller fireplaces didn't draw well and smoked. Winters must have been pretty cold there in 17 and 18 hundreds. Later we had to reinforce the foundation. It was dry laid fieldstone and after 200 years the land had changed at bit and it was no longer dry.

This is where I grew up in Maine.

I lived there from the time I was four until I was about sixteen. The house was built in the late 1700's. Originally heated with three fireplaces, the largest of which was also the kitchen fireplace, and had a builtin Dutch oven. By the time we moved in, a bathroom and modern kitchen been added, and the heat was oil with forced hot air (downstairs) and some floor vents upstairs. With brick and plaster walls, it was not the easiest house to keep warm. It didn't help that the two smaller fireplaces didn't draw well and smoked. Winters must have been pretty cold there in 17 and 18 hundreds. Later we had to reinforce the foundation. It was dry laid fieldstone and after 200 years the land had changed at bit and it was no longer dry.___

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2014-11-22 22:16:55 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-22 14:02:06 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-21 04:50:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

A great new fiddle tune from Laura Cortese on concert window.

A great new fiddle tune from Laura Cortese on concert window.___

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2014-11-21 04:26:48 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

It's Not About the Shirt

An anonymous female scientist tells why #ShirtStorm   isn't about the shirt. It's about everyday sexism. And she also explains why she posted her comment anonymously. 

This is, ladies and gentlemen, is why we need #feminism  .

It's Not About the Shirt

An anonymous female scientist tells why #ShirtStorm   isn't about the shirt. It's about everyday sexism. And she also explains why she posted her comment anonymously. 

This is, ladies and gentlemen, is why we need #feminism  .___

2014-11-20 22:52:13 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

In the 1880s, the entire Tennessee prison system was bought out by Tennessee Coal and Iron (TCI). The entire thing. Prison stockades were constructed at coal and iron mines, and  free workers that remained were threatened with replacement by (largely black) convicts who had no choice but to work under unsafe conditions. The unions wouldn't have it. So they started blowing up prison stockades and freeing prisoners. Regular union violence against prison stockades continued until the 1890s, when Tennessee abolished convict labor.

In the midst of the violence, when major employers were trying to rid themselves of free labor and purchase as many convict sureties as possible, Tennessee adopted a mutant version of the prevailing at-will employment rule: employers could fire their employees for any reason, even reasons which breach the duty of good faith and fair dealing.  It's the version oft... more »

In the 1880s, the entire Tennessee prison system was bought out by Tennessee Coal and Iron (TCI). The entire thing. Prison stockades were constructed at coal and iron mines, and  free workers that remained were threatened with replacement by (largely black) convicts who had no choice but to work under unsafe conditions. The unions wouldn't have it. So they started blowing up prison stockades and freeing prisoners. Regular union violence against prison stockades continued until the 1890s, when Tennessee abolished convict labor.

In the midst of the violence, when major employers were trying to rid themselves of free labor and purchase as many convict sureties as possible, Tennessee adopted a mutant version of the prevailing at-will employment rule: employers could fire their employees for any reason, even reasons which breach the duty of good faith and fair dealing.  It's the version of the rule that's stuck around until the modern day.___

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2014-11-20 18:29:23 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Go Feminist Hacker Barbie!

Make your own at http://computer-engineer-barbie.herokuapp.com/new#

HT +Kee Hinckley​, +Chris Jenkins​, and a lot of others. 

Go Feminist Hacker Barbie!

Make your own at http://computer-engineer-barbie.herokuapp.com/new#

HT +Kee Hinckley​, +Chris Jenkins​, and a lot of others. ___

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2014-11-20 15:10:13 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Says it all, pretty much.
https://twitter.com/SageHack/status/535422426830893058
#opkkk   #ferguson   #teamsjw   #anonymous  

Says it all, pretty much.
https://twitter.com/SageHack/status/535422426830893058
#opkkk   #ferguson   #teamsjw   #anonymous  ___

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2014-11-20 13:24:31 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Barbie, Remixed: I (really!) can be a computer engineer.

h/t +Susan LoVerso

Barbie, Remixed: I (really!) can be a computer engineer.

h/t +Susan LoVerso___

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2014-11-20 03:03:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

If Udall doesn't do this, then we won't ever see it: the incoming Republican Senate has both the power and the desire to bury it forever, and other than Wyden, the remaining Democratic minority on the committee is wholly owned by the American intelligence community. 

If Udall doesn't do this, then we won't ever see it: the incoming Republican Senate has both the power and the desire to bury it forever, and other than Wyden, the remaining Democratic minority on the committee is wholly owned by the American intelligence community. ___

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2014-11-20 01:41:40 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I love Susan Werner's sense of humor: "Herbicides Done Make Me Gay". 

I love Susan Werner's sense of humor: "Herbicides Done Make Me Gay". ___

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2014-11-19 14:05:17 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Barbie book about programming tells girls they need boys to code for them.

Sigh. I was so excited when they originally announced the Computer Engineer Barbie, because just the very existence helped counter some pervasive stereotypes. Of course, that was apparently too much to ask for, and so they had to go and ruin it with a terrible companion book.___Barbie book about programming tells girls they need boys to code for them.

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2014-11-19 14:03:17 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

GoFundMe for Interim Funding for Trans Lifeline

If you can, please donate. This is a massively important resource.

Disclosure: The two women behind this project, and their pro-bono general counsel, are friends of mine. I have no involvement in the project.___GoFundMe for Interim Funding for Trans Lifeline

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2014-11-18 20:53:02 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

What is a distributed system?

h/t +James Cheng

What is a distributed system?

h/t +James Cheng___

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2014-11-18 18:33:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-18 18:16:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This is our first and last chance at technological civilization. Exponential growth is in no small part due to the exploitation of fossil fuels -- certainly, world-spanning globalization would be extraordinarily difficult if we could not essentially write off the cost of physical transport. Not to mention the cost of electricity. 

Even if we stretch things out to the long run, where "long run" means "tens of millions of years," fossil fuels aren't coming back. Coal is the result of evolution's failure to figure out a way to degrade lignin. Now that white rot fungi exist (a relatively recent development), there's no more coal in the pipeline, and there never will be. 

For a very long time, we thought that kerogen (the precursor to oil) was a pure carbon sink, and that bacteria couldn't metabolize it. Unfortunately, evolution seems to have discovereda... more »

This is our first and last chance at technological civilization. Exponential growth is in no small part due to the exploitation of fossil fuels -- certainly, world-spanning globalization would be extraordinarily difficult if we could not essentially write off the cost of physical transport. Not to mention the cost of electricity. 

Even if we stretch things out to the long run, where "long run" means "tens of millions of years," fossil fuels aren't coming back. Coal is the result of evolution's failure to figure out a way to degrade lignin. Now that white rot fungi exist (a relatively recent development), there's no more coal in the pipeline, and there never will be. 

For a very long time, we thought that kerogen (the precursor to oil) was a pure carbon sink, and that bacteria couldn't metabolize it. Unfortunately, evolution seems to have discovered anaerobic extraction of energy from kerogen, and it appears as though that's being broken down faster than it's being renewed.

For hundreds of millions of years, life hadn't found a way to take the energy sequestered in these chemicals. Now it has. And there's no route back.___

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2014-11-17 20:13:14 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

RT @badtom Well, someone had to do it. 

RT @badtom Well, someone had to do it. ___

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