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Kee Hinckley

Kee Hinckley 

Fascinated by the boundaries of technology and social behavior.

Occupation: I create things using code, words, and ideas. (TiVo, Inc.)

Location: La Conner, WA

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2016-05-02 02:11:32 (31 comments; 5 reshares; 27 +1s)Open 

“They gave it to the police. Then they sent me to the police office. A police officer said I could be in big trouble.”
Okay, let's just totally disregard for a moment the fact that 2$ bills were a REAL THING at one point in time... and focus on something even more ridiculous. That being, what 8th grader (generally 12-14yrs old) do you know with the cash, and space to set up a legit counterfeit currency operation? I mean yeah, I know kids today are more technical-minded than some of their elders but... for fuck's sake people. And these "adults" are supposed to be the ones teaching kids how to adult... fucking hell. We're all doomed.

Most reshares: 12

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2016-04-30 04:59:49 (11 comments; 12 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

Most plusones: 30

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2016-05-02 23:22:27 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

Another amazing photo from my daughters' trip to #Iran.

#mosaic #carpet #tile #stainedglass #mosque #persian

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2016-05-05 02:39:42 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

How do people group ryes and bourbons by smell? Largely by brand, it turns out.

How do people group ryes and bourbons by smell? Largely by brand, it turns out.___

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2016-05-05 01:18:22 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

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2016-05-04 21:32:35 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 21 +1s)Open 

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2016-05-04 11:20:26 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

How Chris McCandless Died (no, not the first theory, or the second, or the third...but probably the final one)

How Chris McCandless Died (no, not the first theory, or the second, or the third...but probably the final one)___

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2016-05-04 10:53:05 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

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2016-05-04 09:37:08 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

Dana Millbank, at the WaPo, wrote a column way back saying if Trump made nominee, he'd eat the newsprint his column was printed on. He's calling for recipes on Twitter tonight, cc one of the chefs who does a column for the paper. I suggested ersatzbrot, the bread made with sawdust powder the Nazis fed prisoners in the camps. Feels like eating bread, but no nutrition -- it's why they were starving before they hit the gas chambers. It seems an appropriate tie in to me on several levels.

Dana Millbank, at the WaPo, wrote a column way back saying if Trump made nominee, he'd eat the newsprint his column was printed on. He's calling for recipes on Twitter tonight, cc one of the chefs who does a column for the paper. I suggested ersatzbrot, the bread made with sawdust powder the Nazis fed prisoners in the camps. Feels like eating bread, but no nutrition -- it's why they were starving before they hit the gas chambers. It seems an appropriate tie in to me on several levels.___

2016-05-04 02:53:12 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

“You posted a scantily clad photo to your instagram account," her manager told her. "I don’t care what you do after work. But those types of photos tarnish our company brand.”

She hadn't put her company name or other personally-identifying information on that account. But it didn't matter. She was fired anyway.

For anyone who thinks that sex work stigma doesn't exist, that porn stars or anyone else who got naked for a living (or for fun) can just get a real job and no one will care about their past, here's a wake up call. As more of our lives move online, employees are increasingly expected to behave according to "company guidelines," even when they're simply being social on non-corporate accounts online.

As a result of this expectation, even people using semi-anonymous accounts are at risk of running afoul of employerexpec... more »

“You posted a scantily clad photo to your instagram account," her manager told her. "I don’t care what you do after work. But those types of photos tarnish our company brand.”

She hadn't put her company name or other personally-identifying information on that account. But it didn't matter. She was fired anyway.

For anyone who thinks that sex work stigma doesn't exist, that porn stars or anyone else who got naked for a living (or for fun) can just get a real job and no one will care about their past, here's a wake up call. As more of our lives move online, employees are increasingly expected to behave according to "company guidelines," even when they're simply being social on non-corporate accounts online.

As a result of this expectation, even people using semi-anonymous accounts are at risk of running afoul of employer expectations.

Are we running out of space to be ourselves?___

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2016-05-04 02:51:54 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Is Trump's support really the working class?

Who knew the media would parrot Trump?
his support appears upper middle class not working class

Median income figures from exit polls show that Trump's support, perhaps outside of his rally attendence, has to be considerably higher income than working stiffs.

So, this may indicate populist rallies fronting a far more elite base who see a charismatic, sociopathic, racist, trangressive billionaire carrying their water. Shocked, I tell you.___Is Trump's support really the working class?

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2016-05-03 23:40:02 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

What's the world coming to? D120s? In the New Yorker‽

This is a New Yorker piece.
Ladies and gentlemen, fellow nerds... We have won.

Via +Chris Kutalik​___What's the world coming to? D120s? In the New Yorker‽

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2016-05-03 21:51:47 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Boston Home Prices by T Stop.

h/t +Blake Ulmer 

Boston Home Prices by T Stop.

h/t +Blake Ulmer ___

2016-05-03 16:18:14 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Zappa and Zappa threaten Zappa over Zappa plays Zappa.

#CopyWrong  ___Zappa and Zappa threaten Zappa over Zappa plays Zappa.

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2016-05-03 12:48:22 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

A recording of "Sink the Cheerio"! I never had a son, so I didn't have to use this technique, but I know the boy this was written for (who by now is quite old enough to probably wish it hadn't been. :)

A recording of "Sink the Cheerio"! I never had a son, so I didn't have to use this technique, but I know the boy this was written for (who by now is quite old enough to probably wish it hadn't been. :)___

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2016-05-03 12:45:16 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

I'm going to dedicate this one to +Paul Ferguson, whose photos of hiking in Washington are inspiring me for my own adventures when I move there. This is definitely a song for the mountain hikers.

Nightingale is a wonderful band. The guitar player, Keith Murphy , is an amazing arranger, and Becky Tracy is an incredible fiddle player. I had the great pleasure of having both as instructors at music camp for a number of years. http://www.nightingalevt.org/, http://blackislemusic.com/

I'm going to dedicate this one to +Paul Ferguson, whose photos of hiking in Washington are inspiring me for my own adventures when I move there. This is definitely a song for the mountain hikers.

Nightingale is a wonderful band. The guitar player, Keith Murphy , is an amazing arranger, and Becky Tracy is an incredible fiddle player. I had the great pleasure of having both as instructors at music camp for a number of years. http://www.nightingalevt.org/, http://blackislemusic.com/___

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2016-05-03 11:53:40 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Some good tips for using G+ collections. I particularly like the pinned survey idea.

My Tips For Using Google+ Collections

Google+'s new focus, ever since its recent 'Material Design Makeover', has been squarely on two areas of the network: Collections and Communities. It has now become far easier to connect with Followers along a particular topic or theme than to attract Followers to your Profile. (By all accounts, including +CircleCount's extensive data about Google+ users and trends, Profile and Page growth has virtually flattened as the emphasis has changed to Collections and Communities.)

It is no longer optional, if your goal is to build a large and engaged audience on Google+, to place your focus on these areas. Admittedly, I've never been very good at running a Community of my own (though I do moderate a few), but when it comes to Collections, I've had several of my Collections Featured by the network, three of which have over 100K Followers, with one Collection achieving over 300K Followers since debuting last year.

In the following article, I offer a few basic tips for creating and getting the most traction from your Google+ Collections.

#SocialMediaTips #SocialMediaMarketing #NewGooglePlus___Some good tips for using G+ collections. I particularly like the pinned survey idea.

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2016-05-03 11:35:06 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

"the remarkable connections between the Gullah of the South Carolina/Georgia Sea Islands and the people of West Africa, particularly those of Sierra Leone"

Another example of culture preserved against all odds.

h/t +Michael Verona

"the remarkable connections between the Gullah of the South Carolina/Georgia Sea Islands and the people of West Africa, particularly those of Sierra Leone"

Another example of culture preserved against all odds.

h/t +Michael Verona___

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2016-05-03 11:31:03 (10 comments; 2 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

If French socialists could literally wear clothespins on their nose and vote Chirac to defeat Le Pen, I think Bernie supporters can manage to vote Hillary for the present and then keep working for the future we want. Revolutions are great in theory, but in practice you've got to be in it for the long haul. It's not about instant gratification.

I was going to flame some jackass in a thread here on G+, but I decided to do it as a rant right here instead.

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As an early and ardent Sanders supporter, the whole "Bernie Or Bust" mentality seems utterly stupid. Divisive and stupid. Not vote? Stupid. Stupid, stupid stupid.. Vote for Trump instead of Hillary? Supremely stupid. Hang yourself first. I have some rope you can borrow, too.

Me, I think Sanders still has a chance, as long as we California Sanderista can get and keep our ducks in order. Many seem to have taken their eyes off the prize because they're too damned thin-skinned, like they were expecting softball play in what is essentially a hardball game. Put your protective gear on and get out on the field. Time to join the Big Leagues. If you're not already walking precincts and working phone banks, you're missing out on a great opportunity to try to build the kind of future that you're hoping for. Win or lose, you can at least say you tried.

What is it we want to accomplish? Taking the country in a different direction than it has been for the past four decades, or just seeing your Own Personal Savior in the White House? The latter seems pretty cultish, don't you think? We're talking a long game here, not some magical change that's going to miraculously occur when St. Bernie of the Birds fulfills some prophecy people have created in their heads. Voting down ticket to get the RWNJs out of local government and getting more Dems into both Houses is of utmost importance this election, regardless of who the Democratic nominee is; and this is especially more so during future midterms, when most voters on our side can't even seem to make it to the polls. Why do you think the GOP was so successful in stymying President Obama's efforts anyway? Because every liberal non-vote is a vote for the conservative candidate. By not showing up down-ticket and in the midterms, we are responsible for filling the House and Senate with Republican jerks.
Focus, people, focus. Get the vote out.

And frankly, hearing other Sanderistas calling people things like turncoats, brainwashed, and delusional isn't winning any points in my book. They come off sounding like paid GOP Trolls playing Divide and Conquer with our side. Or maybe they're the type of ideological purists that Heller warned about. I can't wait til those folks start purging the "unfaithful" from Sanders' ranks.

The man's message is "Not me, US," remember?

I've seen this "Left Eats Its Children" nonsense far too many times before. It gave us Nixon, Reagan and Bush II. You folks seriously want to go around that block again? Seriously? And you're calling other people delusional because they cite polls and facts? Oh, right, it's us being turncoats, delusional, or brainwashed by the MSM.

Get a grip. Start working toward some political solidarity. Help us build the kind of consensus that can't be stopped or divided. For that you need earn and create long-term allies. Not more enemies.

 And don't even try to argue with me about my opinion. For all I care, you can go pound sand. Block button is my Mjölnir, and I'm like Thor at the ready.
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https://twitter.com/Kalarlis/status/709462033918341121___If French socialists could literally wear clothespins on their nose and vote Chirac to defeat Le Pen, I think Bernie supporters can manage to vote Hillary for the present and then keep working for the future we want. Revolutions are great in theory, but in practice you've got to be in it for the long haul. It's not about instant gratification.

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2016-05-03 11:06:23 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

A Nickname for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi? There’s No Short Answer - NYTimes.com

A Nickname for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi? There’s No Short Answer - NYTimes.com___

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2016-05-03 03:53:22 (2 comments; 4 reshares; 15 +1s)Open 

"They are we". A fascinating link between an Afro-Cuban community that preserved Sierra Leone song and dance for 100's of years.

Wow, what a story and what a connection made!___ "They are we". A fascinating link between an Afro-Cuban community that preserved Sierra Leone song and dance for 100's of years.

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2016-05-03 00:43:40 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

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2016-05-02 23:22:27 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

Another amazing photo from my daughters' trip to #Iran.

#mosaic #carpet #tile #stainedglass #mosque #persian

Another amazing photo from my daughters' trip to #Iran.

#mosaic #carpet #tile #stainedglass #mosque #persian___

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2016-05-02 20:13:48 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 17 +1s)Open 

You need a proofreader http://bit.ly/1O9DSKx

You need a proofreader http://bit.ly/1O9DSKx___

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2016-05-02 20:12:36 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

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2016-05-02 17:00:26 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

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2016-05-02 12:40:06 (1 comments; 4 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

❝ It was as if their bodies were intensifying their effort to pull the contestants back to their original weight ❞

❝ It was as if their bodies were intensifying their effort to pull the contestants back to their original weight ❞___

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2016-05-02 05:29:51 (0 comments; 5 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

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2016-05-02 05:20:06 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Liavek 4 now available! Only $2.99! Stories by Robin Hobb, Gregory Frost, Steven Brust, John M. Ford, and Emma Bull!
Contents: "Pot Luck" by Megan Lindholm (Robin Hobb) "Show of Faith" by Gregory Frost "An Act of Trust" by Steven Brust "A Cup of Worrynot Tea" by John M. Ford "The Well-Made Plan" by Emma Bull Amazon.com: Liavek 4 Barnes & Noble :  Liavek 4 Smashwords – Lia...

Liavek 4 now available! Only $2.99! Stories by Robin Hobb, Gregory Frost, Steven Brust, John M. Ford, and Emma Bull!
Contents: "Pot Luck" by Megan Lindholm (Robin Hobb) "Show of Faith" by Gregory Frost "An Act of Trust" by Steven Brust "A Cup of Worrynot Tea" by John M. Ford "The Well-Made Plan" by Emma Bull Amazon.com: Liavek 4 Barnes & Noble :  Liavek 4 Smashwords – Lia...___

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2016-05-02 04:48:19 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

❝ The situation in South Dakota highlights the insanity of this. South Dakota charges a defendant $92 an hour for his public defender, owed no matter the outcome of the case. If a public defender spends 10 hours proving that her client is innocent, the defendant still owes the lawyer $920, even though he committed no crime and his arrest was a mistake. ❞

And not paying that money is a crime. For which you can be convicted.

A Mockery of Justice for the Poor http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/30/opinion/a-mockery-of-justice-for-the-poor.html -via Flynx___❝ The situation in South Dakota highlights the insanity of this. South Dakota charges a defendant $92 an hour for his public defender, owed no matter the outcome of the case. If a public defender spends 10 hours proving that her client is innocent, the defendant still owes the lawyer $920, even though he committed no crime and his arrest was a mistake. ❞

And not paying that money is a crime. For which you can be convicted.

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2016-05-02 02:11:32 (31 comments; 5 reshares; 27 +1s)Open 

“They gave it to the police. Then they sent me to the police office. A police officer said I could be in big trouble.”
Okay, let's just totally disregard for a moment the fact that 2$ bills were a REAL THING at one point in time... and focus on something even more ridiculous. That being, what 8th grader (generally 12-14yrs old) do you know with the cash, and space to set up a legit counterfeit currency operation? I mean yeah, I know kids today are more technical-minded than some of their elders but... for fuck's sake people. And these "adults" are supposed to be the ones teaching kids how to adult... fucking hell. We're all doomed.

“They gave it to the police. Then they sent me to the police office. A police officer said I could be in big trouble.”
Okay, let's just totally disregard for a moment the fact that 2$ bills were a REAL THING at one point in time... and focus on something even more ridiculous. That being, what 8th grader (generally 12-14yrs old) do you know with the cash, and space to set up a legit counterfeit currency operation? I mean yeah, I know kids today are more technical-minded than some of their elders but... for fuck's sake people. And these "adults" are supposed to be the ones teaching kids how to adult... fucking hell. We're all doomed.___

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2016-05-02 00:16:43 (2 comments; 5 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Quoth the raven, "Donald Trump".

If you haven't seen Garrison Keillor's update to Edgar Allan Poe's masterpiece, take a moment to appreciate this new modern classic.___Quoth the raven, "Donald Trump".

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2016-05-01 23:09:32 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

A Babymetal video I hadn't seen yet!

#Japan #Cute #Metal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvD3CHA48pA
More: BBC "Babymetal: Wembley to Tokyo"
Dev heads to Tokyo to investigate the phenomenal rise of Japanese rock band Babymetal and to uncover the pop-culture scene that gave rise to the group. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p03pl75v/babymetal-wembley-to-tokyo (in UK or via VPN)___A Babymetal video I hadn't seen yet!

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2016-05-01 17:36:06 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

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2016-05-01 17:32:20 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

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2016-05-01 17:02:59 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

It's been nearly 50 years since Stonewall.

How far we have come, and how far we haven't moved at all.

As a lesbian, I'm now legally recognized in my marriage, my wife and kid are on my VA benefits. Those are huge moves forward in progress.

But we have always left out our trans brothers and sisters. They're even left out of the official history of Stonewall in many places. http://www.civilrights.org/archives/2009/06/449-stonewall.html doesn't even once make note of the law that started the riots. Every word referring to the movement is gay. Trans doesn't even make an appearance (neither does lesbian, but yeah.)

There was a law in place that reminds me of today's bathroom bullshit. Under NY law at the time, every person had to be wearing at least 3 pieces of "sex correct clothing". It was that law that led police to raid the... more »

It's been nearly 50 years since Stonewall.

How far we have come, and how far we haven't moved at all.

As a lesbian, I'm now legally recognized in my marriage, my wife and kid are on my VA benefits. Those are huge moves forward in progress.

But we have always left out our trans brothers and sisters. They're even left out of the official history of Stonewall in many places. http://www.civilrights.org/archives/2009/06/449-stonewall.html doesn't even once make note of the law that started the riots. Every word referring to the movement is gay. Trans doesn't even make an appearance (neither does lesbian, but yeah.)

There was a law in place that reminds me of today's bathroom bullshit. Under NY law at the time, every person had to be wearing at least 3 pieces of "sex correct clothing". It was that law that led police to raid the bars.

The trans men and women (back then just called butches and drag queens) were the main targets. They would be arrested, jailed, and intentionally punitively raped by police or put into cells with those the police knew would sexually abuse them. They suffered every day, knowing a single whim from a police officer could result in their beating and rape at any time.

Stonewall started like any other raid. The butches and queens were arrested, handcuffed, and brought outside to await transportation to jail. By all accounts, those are the people who finally decided enough was enough. Some accounts have the first person fighting back as a butch, some as a trans woman, but most gay men and lesbians didn't join in until the second day.

That first day, it was the trans people fighting back who began the liberation of all of us. But when push came to shove, groups like HRC turned their back on our trans allies over and over.

I'm a woman, but even at this moment I wouldn't pass the 3 items of clothing requirement. I get looked at questioningly in women's restrooms. I get called Sir on a daily basis.

This fight isn't just about our trans friends and allies, it's about righting the wrongs we have done them for the last 50 years. Let's make sure everyone knows the history, knows who the real heroes and heroines are in this fight. ___

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2016-05-01 16:46:09 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

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2016-05-01 16:21:36 (12 comments; 2 reshares; 19 +1s)Open 

The high cost of being poor. This article only begins to touch on the issues.

These are crucial challenges that anyone who cares about income inequality must think about when considering ways to improve things for low income household.___The high cost of being poor. This article only begins to touch on the issues.

2016-05-01 16:13:13 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Is there some reason that the number and content of things that I see under my alerts differs from iOS, to mobile, to the web app? (And on top of that, I swear I sometimes get notifications via email that never showed up in any of the other apps.)

For instance. I just went and marked everything read in iOS. Went to the web and there were a bunch of old notifications and replies that hadn't appeared on mobile.

And then sometimes on mobile, a bunch of very old notifications (generally +1s) will suddenly appear many many pages down.

Eventually consistency is being a bit too eventual.

#ns

Is there some reason that the number and content of things that I see under my alerts differs from iOS, to mobile, to the web app? (And on top of that, I swear I sometimes get notifications via email that never showed up in any of the other apps.)

For instance. I just went and marked everything read in iOS. Went to the web and there were a bunch of old notifications and replies that hadn't appeared on mobile.

And then sometimes on mobile, a bunch of very old notifications (generally +1s) will suddenly appear many many pages down.

Eventually consistency is being a bit too eventual.

#ns___

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2016-05-01 15:38:49 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

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2016-05-01 15:14:40 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Airbnb, an app that helps travelers find places to stay, has a discrimination problem. As NPR details here, users with black-sounding names were roughly 16 percent less likely to be accepted than their white-sounding counterparts. But this isn't the only demographic that has had issues with the site -- gay lodgers often also encounter discriminatory behavior from hosts.

Though Airbnb has tried to crack down on instances of blatant discrimination this has been limited to instances where, a host agrees to the stay and then kicks a lodger out when they see the lodger is black or gay. But there little Airbnb can do about discrimination that happens before lodgers make an arrangement at all.

The solution for many lodgers has been to draft profiles and exchange messages that don't let on. But the risk still exists of being turned away in a foreign country with nowhere to go, should... more »

Airbnb, an app that helps travelers find places to stay, has a discrimination problem. As NPR details here, users with black-sounding names were roughly 16 percent less likely to be accepted than their white-sounding counterparts. But this isn't the only demographic that has had issues with the site -- gay lodgers often also encounter discriminatory behavior from hosts.

Though Airbnb has tried to crack down on instances of blatant discrimination this has been limited to instances where, a host agrees to the stay and then kicks a lodger out when they see the lodger is black or gay. But there little Airbnb can do about discrimination that happens before lodgers make an arrangement at all.

The solution for many lodgers has been to draft profiles and exchange messages that don't let on. But the risk still exists of being turned away in a foreign country with nowhere to go, should racist or homophobic hosts turn a lodger away at the last moment.

This is what led Matthieu Jost to create the gay-friendly alternative, Misterbnb in 2013. After a trip to Barcelona during which Jost and his boyfriend got turned away by a homomorphic host, Jost knew the market needed a change. Since then, Misterbnb has grown into a thriving community that enables gay travelers not only to find lodging, but create a sort of international support system for the LGBTQ crowd.

If the experiences of black travelers are any indication, the market is ready for a racially-inclusive alternative to the lodging app as well.___

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2016-05-01 01:45:16 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Please sign this petition and share it with others.

Nearly two years after the state of Massachusetts allocated $40M to help build last mile fiber to the home networks in unserved communities, and a year after dozens of towns voted in town meetings to authorize nearly $80 million in additional borrowing, the state's pseudo-public paeudo-corporate MBI organization has blocked any progress on the project and has actually retreated from their earlier promises.

Now, the towns want the governor to release that state funding and help us build the future-proof network that our communities need in order to create jobs and educate our children.

Will you sign this petition or share it with others? Even if you are not in Western Massachusetts, some of your friends might be.

This municipal cooperative broadband project (wiredwest.net) is important far beyond the borders... more »

Please sign this petition and share it with others.

Nearly two years after the state of Massachusetts allocated $40M to help build last mile fiber to the home networks in unserved communities, and a year after dozens of towns voted in town meetings to authorize nearly $80 million in additional borrowing, the state's pseudo-public paeudo-corporate MBI organization has blocked any progress on the project and has actually retreated from their earlier promises.

Now, the towns want the governor to release that state funding and help us build the future-proof network that our communities need in order to create jobs and educate our children.

Will you sign this petition or share it with others? Even if you are not in Western Massachusetts, some of your friends might be.

This municipal cooperative broadband project (wiredwest.net) is important far beyond the borders of our area.___

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2016-04-30 16:06:39 (19 comments; 3 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

This article has a really accurate depiction of what goes on inside my brain all the time.

___This article has a really accurate depiction of what goes on inside my brain all the time.

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2016-04-30 15:32:07 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

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2016-04-30 15:29:00 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

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2016-04-30 05:45:37 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

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2016-04-30 05:23:34 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

A poem about Silicon Valley, assembled from Quora questions about Silicon Valley

From a friend.

A poem about Silicon Valley, assembled from Quora questions about Silicon Valley

From a friend.___

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2016-04-30 05:16:24 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

"Marketing and advertising are practices dating back to medieval times and we encounter them even in the world of books. While rare, surviving book advertisements are fascinating because they highlight what salesmen thought potential buyers deemed important about their products. Advertisements form, in an unusual way, a unique keyhole view into the hearts and minds of readers that lived a thousand years ago."

"Marketing and advertising are practices dating back to medieval times and we encounter them even in the world of books. While rare, surviving book advertisements are fascinating because they highlight what salesmen thought potential buyers deemed important about their products. Advertisements form, in an unusual way, a unique keyhole view into the hearts and minds of readers that lived a thousand years ago."___

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2016-04-30 04:59:49 (11 comments; 12 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

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2016-04-30 04:48:56 (6 comments; 2 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

❝ the same Icelandic search team that was dispatched more than four decades ago to try and rescue the crew at the crash site is now being dispatched every single day to rescue tourists trying to find the crash site. ❞

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Thanks to one of the most volatile weather patterns on the planet and primitive navigational beacons, more US military planes have crashed on this tiny, Kentucky-sized island than almost anywhere else on Earth.

According to public military records from the Air Force and Navy, from 1941 to 1973 when the plane went down on Einar’s farm, there were 385 US military aviation accidents in Iceland. That’s roughly one accident every 31 days for 33 straight years. 
"""___❝ the same Icelandic search team that was dispatched more than four decades ago to try and rescue the crew at the crash site is now being dispatched every single day to rescue tourists trying to find the crash site. ❞

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