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Dirk Reul has been at 7 events

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Geek & Sundry1,691,955This is a romance genre book club with hosts +Felicia Day , +kiala kazebee, +Bonnie Burton and +Veronica Belmont! Join in on their live Hangout once a month as they discuss their monthly book pick!Vaginal Fantasy #28: Daughter of the Forest2014-04-30 04:00:00162 
Samuel Alexander1,000The Day is almost here.  Pull out your plastic and get ready to get your purchase on.  Trust me it's the best book ever.   All the links are here.  Hardback paper back and ebook.  Happy Purchasing :) #Salinor  google play ebookhttps://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=dbP-AQAAQBAJElinkpublisher site ebookhttp://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000690562/Salinor.aspxBook TrailerIBP's Trailer: Salinor - The Beginnings by author Samuel AlexanderAmazon paperback: http://amzn.com/1491827017hardback: http://amzn.com/1491826991Barnes and Noblepaperback: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/salinor-samuel-alexander/1117308591?ean=9781491827017hardback: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/salinor-samuel-alexander/1117308591?ean=9781491826997Book Title : SalinorSubtitle: The BeginningsAuthor: Samuel Alexander AuthorE-book: 3.99Softcover: 29.95Hardcover: 36.99Page cout: 730Blurb: In Salinor a prophecy is about to come true but it is held in secrets.  Identities have been hidden and no one is who they appear to be.  This is the world Leo and Danais have found themselves in.  They are not who they thought they were; their friends and family are leading double lives; nothing is as it seems In this world of magic and lies, lies are used to hide the truths that Leo and Danais must find out unassisted.  The two of them are the key to bringing down a Tyrant who has ruled the realm with his hate for over a thousand years.  Each moment spent in the search of truth brings the Tyrant closer to uncovering a plan, years in the making, that can destroy him Salinor is full of magic, gods, humans, and magicians and the hidden prophecy holds all of them on the edge of possible destruction.  The prophecy may be undone and if so, Salinor will perish.  Danais and Leo must figure things out before all is lost.  Then again, their lives are not the only lives to be hidden in Salinor by powerful magic.Book Excerpt: “Don't cry yet.  It is not yet time.  You mustn't, not after how hard you worked to get here and how hard you've worked to gain the trust of everySalinor Online Purchase Day2013-11-15 06:00:0037 
Isabelle Fortin25,032Hello again !!Last year, some of us ladies wanted to show our support for   #movember  and as we cannot grow Moustaches, we thought maybe we can post our pictures with fake ones  The success of the event was so phenomenal it's time to do it all over again  ! thank you so much for all your photos and messages.This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics,I have created a donation page called "Ladies Of Movember" you can find it here : mosista.co/isabellefortinPlease don't be shy to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thank you all so much ❤ Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember ... Part 2 !2013-11-01 05:00:00261 
Peter Tom15,682You are invited to post your favorite photographs from May 1 to May 31 2013.Peter's May Exhibition Event2013-05-26 21:00:00125 
Casey McKinnon3,281,957It's up now! Santa is an Atheist: http://youtu.be/MjSkZnCHS1U Happy holidays to all! Love, Casey ClausA Christmas present from me to you!2012-12-19 18:00:00375 
Jacob Dix27,763Post your sky images here. Comment on other's sky images. Mobile, DSLR, film are welcome. Have fun. The sky is beautiful.Sky 3!2012-09-29 00:30:0034 
Jacob Dix27,763For some time now I have been doing a project, an experiment, an exploration, a study in light. My object has been the sky, through the limited vantage point of my kitchen window and my backyard. The result, so far, is this album called Sky: http://goo.gl/phGuRForget about that for right now. Show everyone your own sky! The best, the worst. I've seen people mention avoiding it because it means they have no "object" to shoot. Don't listen to those people. It is the most challenging palette of light there is. Let's see 'em!You have a full day and a half! Please spread the word too.Sky!2012-09-02 00:00:0023 

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John Nuntiatio45,774#circles   #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-09-17 11:55:17124173
Becky Collins16,373Young Adult Authors 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 ?2014-09-13 05:03:59465138
John Nuntiatio44,584#circles   #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-08-31 19:06:07124165
George Clark5,516Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the #circle ! To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post#topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #addpeople #add #addcircle #socialmedia #dragonseyecircle #VarietyCircle 2014-08-29 06:34:43494191420
Marius Kiupelis279 If you received this notification you are in this circle♚♚  If you want to be shared in this circle ♚♚♚♚♚♚♚ Then just keep sharing! ♚♚♚♚♚2014-08-03 19:05:53201036
Lynda Chervil890Add this circle of excellent engagers, thinkers, innovators, and future tech leaders. My ++Solar Power++ Circle will provide you with the latest and greatest from the world of tech innovations, especially in the renewable energy sector. Simply add this circle and then share it!If you'd like to be added to this circle, please comment below, share and add the circle. Only those who qualify with content and expertise will be added. Thanks! #Tesla   #nikolatesla   #elonmusk   #solarenergy   #innovation   #technology   #solarpower   #hydroelectric   #science   #STEM   #research   #education   #futuretech   #futuretechnology  2014-07-31 14:24:32343125
Peter Edenist31,0152014 Super Sci-FI Circle : No, the Sky is not Falling!!! Also the Gravity is not sucking you in... please +1 this post to support it or you may have to take a trip in Snowpiercer, no need to thank me. Please reshare if you think this is a worthwhile circle. If you have been notified, you are in the circle!All the people in this circle are linked to our community (see link further down). As usual, please tag and recommend anyone who you think should be in this circle. Live long and prosper!Sci-FI Community here: http://goo.gl/s1NVd  Science Fiction Pics: http://goo.gl/sOSPK5Mighty Shiny Browncoats : http://goo.gl/9osg1tDoctor Who : http://goo.gl/z3uWX3Ultimate Star Wars : http://goo.gl/Wu8bv6Ultimate Star Trek : http://goo.gl/JJPql9Science on G+ community here: http://goo.gl/46uFH #sciencefiction #sf #scifi  2014-07-24 12:58:0746211960145
Becky Collins13,434Mobile Operator 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 ?2014-07-24 05:16:124763112
Harry Day3,861If your looking for amazing people that might share your circle..add the ones that share this circleIN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not.#circlesharing   #circleshare #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #socialmedia #SEO #socialmediamarketing   #socialnetworking   2014-07-15 12:23:45493383957
Re Pete0  Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get!#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheweek   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #engagersshowcase  #DaveBesbris  2014-07-13 03:40:02451549
Greg Strandberg942Sci-Fi and Fantasy Readers CircleWant to connect with #fantasyauthor  and #scifiauthor  ?This #circleshare  has those folks and chances are you'll get some interesting things in your feed. #circlesharing   #googleshare   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #fantasywriters   #sciencefictionfantasy   #scifi  2014-07-10 23:13:52173000
Peter Edenist30,747TESLA Super Science Circle 2014 - June Edition!!!! : A quality circle curated carefully and tended since 2011. Who is in this circle?  people who are either involved in science, love science or are active on the Science on G+ community. Community link is here http://goo.gl/46uFH and the Page is +Science on G+!Have you wondered where one can meet with like-minded people who love science and like to read about the real stuff? This is the ultimate SUL on science.... add and share to keep it alive.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Want to nominate someone? Please do so in comments. If you want to recommend something let us know. People who are notified are part of the circle.#science #tesla #scienceongplus #scienceeveryday 2014-06-19 13:39:49342755693
PinterestPin2,817Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the postMore you share more you get! #circle   #circleshare   #sharecircle   #circles   #sharedpubliccircles   #food   #foodblog   #foodblogger   #foodbloggersshare  2014-06-11 11:26:50353327
Maria Morisot32,014Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle10 June, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-06-10 14:41:56300556576
Dina Tika0Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment. 2014-06-10 05:53:52479001
Jan Havrda35,104ENTERTAINMENT CIRCLEMonday editionFluent stream of frivolous amusements1. Add to your circles2. Have fun#Entertain #Me 2014-06-09 22:12:48336331948
Ali Sadikin0 This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the postMore you share more you get!#deal   #dx   #cheap   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circle   #electronic   #phone   #wholesale   #free   #freeshipping2014-06-06 22:04:44500558
hoang thao0We are funny circle :))2014-06-04 02:38:49171102
PinterestPin2,427Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the postMore you share more you get! #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #circlesdiscovery   #share   #sharing   #folow   #sharecircle   #sharedpubliccircles   #food   #recipes   #foodrecipes   #foodphotography   #foodblog   #foodblogging  2014-06-03 10:48:20343112
Becky Collins10,282Mobile 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 ?2014-05-28 05:03:174777219
Viktor Yegorov0Обмен кругами#круги   #обмен  #кругляши #круглим   #круги #Google+   #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  2014-05-26 07:53:20446206
Tourej Ansari17,611Another great circle of photographers1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post#circle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #fashion   #fashionblogger   #fashionblog   #pinterest   #pictures   #fashionstyle   #photography   #photo   #photographer   #photooftheday   #photooftheweek2014-05-23 13:12:444527412
Viktor Yegorov0ОБМЕН КРУГАМИ#круги   #обмен  #кругляши #круглим   #круги #Google+   #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  2014-05-21 18:14:064479225
Viktor Yegorov0ОБМЕН КРУГАМИ#круги   #обмен  #кругляши #круглим   #круги #Google+   #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  2014-05-20 05:33:244465013
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
PinterestPin1,867Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!  Meet new people who will engage with you and as always add major PPPllllluuuuSSSS OnEs!!!!!!!!  Welcome to To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create a new circle name on the top left3-  Click "Create Circle" 4 - share the new circle (include yourself) 5 - add +1 to this post 6- enjoy your new fRiEnDs!!!More you share more you get! #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #sharedcircles   #sharing   #folowers   #folow   #add   #food   #recipes   #pictures   #pinterest   #foodphotography   #foodblogger   #circleoftheweek   #circleoftheday  2014-05-15 12:16:35341328
John Nuntiatio35,555#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small  2014-05-04 06:26:5436410921
Charles Barouch5,184G|+|ost Town #1 Circle of Awesome!http://www.hdwpbooks.com/books/g+ost-town/2014-05-03 06:56:1143417
curator Circle0Curator Circle Edition 3After an astonishing success of the 2 previous Editions of my Circle, I decided to promote a new group of friends. These include among others Photographers, and a variety of engaging entrepreneurs that are active on Google+.The wisdom of the circle; only add people you think that add a value to your Google+ experience.I extend my thanks to those that shared my previous circles including: +not-just-web Marketing, +Vale mica, +Matt MacIntyre, +Bhattacharya P. +Mark Young.The circle's rules are pretty simple:1. Plus and share this circle (add me in your circle if you haven't done it yet).2. Comment to ask for inclusion.2014-05-01 15:21:54378271628
Lư Thăng15,490Vòng kết nói chất lượng share cho anh em nào cầnTags: #circle #vòng-kết-nối2014-04-28 06:57:05238215
Katherine Anne30,908My Sunday seven Circle is back!!This is be boys edition, and yes, I can count..there are 8 great lads, more for you to brighten your stream!These guys are genuine engagers, be warned...they will talk to you :DI hope you enjoy their interesting posts and friendship as much as I do :):) #sundayseven #katherinevucicevicsharedcircle #ladybeetlecircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-04-26 09:11:418417
Katherine Anne30,886A small and very engaging circle of bloggers and interesting personalities. I have curated this circle by hand, you wont be disappointed! Add to enhance your stream :DFor more circles curated by me go to #katherinevucicevicsharedcircle #ladybeetlecircles and my circle sharing communityhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116051960246179554435 #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #curatedcircle #curatedcontent  2014-04-25 12:07:084638727
Ryan Johnson3,346My new some cool, fun & interesting people CirclePlease reshare it#circles           #circlescirclescircles           #circleshare         #circleshare2014-04-25 06:14:362357820
Shashi S6,305SOME GREAT PHILOSOPHER'S AT GOOGLE PLUS____________________________________________________This is some of the most interesting Philosopher's I found at Google Plus, selected over the years, following them will be one of the best thing you will do to make your timeline, interesting, informative and worthwhile. Join in and enjoy...If you are interested to join in, please leave a comment, and share Those of you who are notified are already in the circle...With this team, you will be able to find fresh content and original thoughts as well as increase your own visibility in the Google Plus. And the first step towards engaging is to join and share this circle... That way you will have some connect with the group here.To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - share the circle 3 - add +1 to the post4 - Start something new and share within the world of google plusThe more you add and share, the more visibility you will have and more and more people will share your own circles and content...PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR SELF BEFORE YOU HIT THE SHARE BUTTON.__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #Friday #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   2014-04-21 08:26:26310114
Shashi S5,879Sharing Circle of +Andréa Dizzy___________________________________I find this one quite an interesting group of diverse interests. Join in and enjoy...To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - share the circle 3 - add +1 to the post4 - Start something new and share within the world of google plusThe more you add and share, the more visibility you will have and more and more people will share your own circles and content... BUT PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR SELF BEFORE YOU HIT THE SHARE BUTTON. (MOST OF US FORGET THAT IN OUR ENTHUSIASM. YES, I HAVE LEARNED IT THE HARD WAY... ;-)__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #Friday #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   #influencermarketing #sundaycircle   #circlesunday   #circlesundaycircle 2014-04-16 06:41:54124005
Ryan Johnson2,352sharedcircle   #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     #myseoissocial     #besocial     #socializethesocial     #trust   #circles   #sharedcircle     #followers      #social     #socialnetworking     2014-04-16 05:12:352629212
John Nuntiatio33,101#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health #tennis #europe   #asia   #america   #africa   #australia   #football   #golf   #basketball   #news  2014-04-09 06:25:5632961213
Clare Cosgrove51,538Sharing this as an example of a Circle share made by me wanting to introduce you all to some of my Good people, my besties.. people whose content is consistently interesting,funny and sometimes..risque and some may even be classed as offensive by some.. but never boring! These people are keepers!! Extra for +Lexidh Solstad x2014-04-06 15:00:1420432119
John Nuntiatio32,035#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health2014-04-02 19:40:104824125
Shashi S5,256CIRCLE OF WRITERS WHO ARE ENGAGING___________________________________________Circle of very Engaged Writers... which have been selected by me over a period of last few years... To be included in my shares of the writes #2 edition, please:1 - Do +1 the post2 - Comment the post3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)*5 - Write something ... bring out the writer hidden within... Improve your engagement, be socially cool !To keep yourself updated, add me in your circles... __Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday2014-03-29 16:12:064466312
Shashi S5,199GREAT WRITERS AT GOOGLE PLUS CIRCLES_____________________________________________Very interesting and engages writers at Google Plus. Add them to enliven your G+ network!  Please Share!To be added to the Circle you have to A) Be an aspiring or published writer, B) do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#circleoftheday    #circleshare     #circlesharing     #circlesharingforthepeopleplc     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles       #sharedcircleoftheday     #sharedcircleday     #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles     #publicsharedcircles       #sharedpublicircles       #circle   #circles     #circlemeup       #awesomepeople     #awesomecircle   #circleme     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle   #womenscircles  2014-03-22 05:28:27447003
Derek Dillon377Active Writers Circle ShareIf you're an active G+ writer, consider sharing this circle and adding yourself.  #writing #circleshare #circles2014-03-18 14:32:33249000
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:45475126
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:00475125
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:45:28475014
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:44:37475126
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:43:264755010
Bob Mulholland20,590Haven't done a  #FollowFriday  in a while. Beam these mofos into your Circles , Scotty!Nothin' but a buncha  #StarTrek  nerds in here.... #SharedCircles  2014-03-07 20:06:14486519
Katherine Anne27,461*A small circle of Author's who #engage This is a streamlined circle of #writers #authors  Those who take the time to engage with fellow scribes*(at my discretion) You can join this circle.If you want into this circle you must :-be an Author or Writer in some way, shape or form.-be willing to engage with fellow authors, their writing and posts - not simply be looking to push your novel, blog or WIP.-add this circle-share this circle publicly-leave a comment that you want to be added for the next share.You can find my writing blog herehttp://sci-fi-novel-otura.blogspot.com.au/for other circles created by me go to #katherinevucicevicsharedcircle #ladybeetlecircles or visit the author communityhttps://plus.google.com/communities/106931647874231576043and circle sharing communityhttps://plus.google.com/communities/1160519602461795544352014-03-04 00:03:092491354065
Becky Collins3,213Foodies Circle for Recipes, Chefs and Home Cooks#foodies #recipes #chefs #cooks #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 04:03:57359008

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2014-06-28 08:09:58 (131 comments, 1 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

G+ UI design change coming?

The top layer UI element containing the app selector, notification bell and your profile link, all of a sudden disappears the second you scroll down in your stream. 

Essentially, I can no longer see the notification bell when I am not manually going to the top of my screen.  All the remains on the visible second layer, are the buttons for Hangouts and the incredibly helpful people button I have never used once and never will. 

Tested in Chrome, Firefox and Opera latest versions. Extensions have been disabled for testing purposes and cache cleared. No change in behaviour. 

Does anyone else see this? 

#googleui  

Most reshares: 25

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2014-07-02 11:33:48 (129 comments, 25 reshares, 414 +1s)Open 

This man just blew my mind!

Okay let me rephrase that, his impression are spot on! Keep listening :)

Most plusones: 414

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2014-07-02 11:33:48 (129 comments, 25 reshares, 414 +1s)Open 

This man just blew my mind!

Okay let me rephrase that, his impression are spot on! Keep listening :)

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2014-09-14 10:42:39 (111 comments, 12 reshares, 145 +1s)Open 

Creamy Corn Chowder with Bacon and Jalapenos

This is going to be a quick one. I know I have been slacking in my food posts, again. I will finish a few I have prepared and post those soon.

Now, this  recipe is a keeper and perfect for those first cool days at the end of Summer or Autumn. I was inspired by a recipe mentioned by +Kristina Crowley, a simple yet delicious looking corn chowder. Considering how many of you liked the mere mention of a spicy corn on cob, this should be right up your alley.

Ingredients

4 corn on the cob (equivalent of frozen corn if you cannot get fresh one)
4 tablespoons of masa (cornmeal)
250ml / 1 cup of cold water
about 60g of cubed streaky bacon (1 cup)
1 large red onion
1 heaped teaspoon of chipotle powder
1 litre / 4 cups of low sodium chicken stock/broth
1 red & 1 greenj... more »

Creamy Corn Chowder with Bacon and Jalapenos

This is going to be a quick one. I know I have been slacking in my food posts, again. I will finish a few I have prepared and post those soon.

Now, this  recipe is a keeper and perfect for those first cool days at the end of Summer or Autumn. I was inspired by a recipe mentioned by +Kristina Crowley, a simple yet delicious looking corn chowder. Considering how many of you liked the mere mention of a spicy corn on cob, this should be right up your alley.

Ingredients

4 corn on the cob (equivalent of frozen corn if you cannot get fresh one)
4 tablespoons of masa (cornmeal)
250ml / 1 cup of cold water
about 60g of cubed streaky bacon (1 cup)
1 large red onion
1 heaped teaspoon of chipotle powder
1 litre / 4 cups of low sodium chicken stock/broth
1 red & 1 green jalapeño, diced
1 can of unsweetened coconut milk
1 Tablespoon of unsalted butter

Mise en Place

Peel the onion, dice it
Clean the jalapeños, remove the seeds and dice
Shuck the corn, cut it from the cobs using a large knife, set aside
Thoroughly shake the can of coconut milk, open the can and set aside. 

Preparation

Heat a medium sized pot to medium heat, render the bacon for a few minutes and then add the onions.
Stir and cook until the onions are soft, but not brown.
Add the jalapeños and the corn. Stir for a few minutes.
Now add the chipotle powder, stir again and pour in the chicken stock. Pour in the coconut milk.
Mix about 1 cup of cold water with the masa and stir until dissolved. Pour into the chowder. This will not only add a lovely taste of corn, but it will also thicken the chowder as I am foregoing the usual addition of potatoes. 

Bring to a boil, cover and let it simmer for about 20 minutes. Season to taste. 

You might want to go slow on the jalapeños if you are afraid of the heat, but mine had the just the right amount of heat and smoky flavour from the bacon and the chipotle powder from the start. 

Would you like to be notified about food posts? Let me know in the comments. If you would like to see my other recipes, check out the about part of my profile: http://goo.gl/bzgOa

Or follow the hashtag DReulWorthyRecipes  in the first comment.___

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2014-09-11 16:38:04 (14 comments, 10 reshares, 133 +1s)Open 

this is why Sir Patrick Stewart is more than just my favourite captain

He is a good, kind hearted and decent person.

Via +Carrie Canup p

"An illustration of why he'll always be the Captain of our hearts." -Alan White 9.8.2014
Article: http://www.buzzfeed.com/alanwhite/set-phasers-to-feels-mr-worf?s=mobile#43ktz40___this is why Sir Patrick Stewart is more than just my favourite captain

He is a good, kind hearted and decent person.

Via +Carrie Canup p

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2014-09-10 17:57:15 (39 comments, 5 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

you are all using two factor auth and good passwords, right? Right?

I posted about this several times, while this is only a leak of gmail addresses without passwords, you should still make sure to have a unique password that's as secure as you can make it. Turn on and use 2FA, it's simple and will offer added security.

Via +Jodi Kaplan

Check your google account for suspicious activity: 

https://security.google.com/settings/security/activity
Unkown devices? Strange countries? Failed logins you do not remember? 

Update
There are passwords associated these however may be from other websites and had been linked to gmail addresses

In any case, I recommend changing your password for gmail now!

http://lifehacker.com/5-million-gmail-passwords-leaked-check-yours-now-1632983265?

Change your Gmail password right now!
And set up 2-step authentication if you don't have it yet.___you are all using two factor auth and good passwords, right? Right?

I posted about this several times, while this is only a leak of gmail addresses without passwords, you should still make sure to have a unique password that's as secure as you can make it. Turn on and use 2FA, it's simple and will offer added security.

Via +Jodi Kaplan

Check your google account for suspicious activity: 

https://security.google.com/settings/security/activity
Unkown devices? Strange countries? Failed logins you do not remember? 

Update
There are passwords associated these however may be from other websites and had been linked to gmail addresses

In any case, I recommend changing your password for gmail now!

http://lifehacker.com/5-million-gmail-passwords-leaked-check-yours-now-1632983265?

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2014-09-08 16:44:49 (15 comments, 10 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

PG Porn - High Poon

So, what exactly does +James Gunn do, when he is not shooting awesome movies like Guardians of the Galaxy? 

This is for people, who kinda like porn, but not the sex part. 

Starring Alan Tudyk (Serenity, Firefly), James Gunn, porn stars Belladonna and Roxy Deville, and Ted Stryker (Charm School, Loveline). 

PG Porn - High Poon

So, what exactly does +James Gunn do, when he is not shooting awesome movies like Guardians of the Galaxy? 

This is for people, who kinda like porn, but not the sex part. 

Starring Alan Tudyk (Serenity, Firefly), James Gunn, porn stars Belladonna and Roxy Deville, and Ted Stryker (Charm School, Loveline). ___

2014-09-07 09:07:15 (74 comments, 0 reshares, 79 +1s)Open 

freshly cooked corn on the cob with lime zest, chili, butter and Parmesan shavings, is a perfectly valid breakfast

So say we all



freshly cooked corn on the cob with lime zest, chili, butter and Parmesan shavings, is a perfectly valid breakfast

So say we all

___

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2014-09-05 18:02:52 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

without further comment

Comments are closed, I don't care how much you'd like to say it was their own fault. Read this instead. Via +Cindy Brown n

Also, circle that man. He is a founding father of internet tech

New CERIAS blog post by Sam Liles and me___without further comment

Comments are closed, I don't care how much you'd like to say it was their own fault. Read this instead. Via +Cindy Brown n

Also, circle that man. He is a founding father of internet tech

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2014-09-03 12:03:46 (61 comments, 11 reshares, 99 +1s)Open 

This is all I have to say about this 

Stop blaming the victims of crime when the real perpetrators are the only ones who need to be held accountable. 

via +Hayo Jongbloed 


EDIT: I was not available to moderate this post. What happened here, in the last 15 comments, is exactly part of what is wrong today. I will leave this up as a reminder that casual misandry is very real. 

People, let's talk about cloud security:

Actually, let's look at this way. Imagine that you are driving your car down to your baseball/football stadium to watch a game. You park your car at the stadium's parking lot, which has guards and cameras. you lock it using the security system that comes with the car, and you go watch the game.

Two hours later, you return to your car and you see that someone has smashed one of the windows, stolen a bag with some clothes in it... and taken your baby chair from the back seat.

If this happened to you or anyone you know, you wouldn't start blaming the victims by saying "Oh, but you should have parked your car in a public place", "You shouldn't rely on the security of the stadium parking lot", or "You were stupid for leaving the baby chair in your car, you should have taken it with you."

You wouldn't blame the stadium by saying "But they should have anticipated this and improved (this or that) security." They already had security cameras and guards, which should be more than enough.

You also wouldn't blame the car company. You wouldn't say "Oh, but the car company should have done a better job securing the car." The car's security system was never hacked. The car was locked, but the thieves didn't use the lock. They just smashed a window. But you wouldn't then start to say "Oh, but it's the car company's fault, because they should have anticipated this and made smash-proof windows." Partly because doing that means creates other problems. The side windows of cars are designed to be smashed in the event of an accident.

So why is it that when it comes to cloud storage that we are suddenly blaming the victims for using them, and cloud companies for not anticipating every insane form of intrusion, calling them to implement increasingly user-hostile and complex security systems?

Why are we not blaming the hackers?

"The FBI and Apple are investigating the leaks. But as Bloomberg's Leonid Bershidsky explains, whether it's fair or not, "any hacks are the user's fault after clicking that Accept button" on the terms of service." http://goo.gl/cnJrC4

Or even worse: Fox News: Celebrity nude photos 'hacked' -- tragedy or publicity stunt? http://goo.gl/Wca5pZ

...or to rewrite: "The FBI and Chevrolet are investigating the car thefts. But as Bloomberg's Leonid Bershidsky explains, whether it's fair or not, any car theft is the user's fault by driving and parking outside."

The only ones to blame here are the hackers. They are the only ones doing something wrong here. We can start by calling them what they really are. They are not hackers, they are thieves. Pure and simple. So, as the media, we need to stop calling them hackers, and stop calling it 'a leak'. What happened was theft of private property, by thieves.___This is all I have to say about this 

Stop blaming the victims of crime when the real perpetrators are the only ones who need to be held accountable. 

via +Hayo Jongbloed 


EDIT: I was not available to moderate this post. What happened here, in the last 15 comments, is exactly part of what is wrong today. I will leave this up as a reminder that casual misandry is very real. 

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2014-08-25 19:48:57 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

For the LastPass users, free premium time

this also works with existing accounts :D

Update: The six-month link has now expired. As for the full year offer, well, some existing users are reporting that it isn't working for them either. That promotion is now aimed at new or potential users.

This is a great deal on a very useful app!___For the LastPass users, free premium time

this also works with existing accounts :D

Update: The six-month link has now expired. As for the full year offer, well, some existing users are reporting that it isn't working for them either. That promotion is now aimed at new or potential users.

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2014-08-16 18:37:27 (49 comments, 3 reshares, 75 +1s)Open 

Chef
non spoiler review

Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job as a chef when he realises that he can no longer follow true passion, cooking food that comforts, food that brings back the love for food we all so enjoy.

What follows next is one of the best movie about cooking and food I have ever seen. A feel-good movie that is not ashamed of that fact, a road trip, accompanied with good music, about the passion of making really great food that nourishes your soul as well as your body. About what it means to live your dream and connect with those you love. It is heartwarming, it it left me with a smile. 

If you love food, if you want a little sunshine in your life spend the time watch Chef ( http://goo.gl/xhUP1h ) and I know, it will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy. Because on some days, that is what you need. 

+Terry McNeil +CarrieCan... more »

Chef
non spoiler review

Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job as a chef when he realises that he can no longer follow true passion, cooking food that comforts, food that brings back the love for food we all so enjoy.

What follows next is one of the best movie about cooking and food I have ever seen. A feel-good movie that is not ashamed of that fact, a road trip, accompanied with good music, about the passion of making really great food that nourishes your soul as well as your body. About what it means to live your dream and connect with those you love. It is heartwarming, it it left me with a smile. 

If you love food, if you want a little sunshine in your life spend the time watch Chef ( http://goo.gl/xhUP1h ) and I know, it will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy. Because on some days, that is what you need. 

+Terry McNeil +Carrie Canup +Shinae Choi Robinson +Jake Croston and a whole lot more of you :) I think there chances are pretty good you will like this if you haven't seen it already. ___

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2014-08-16 12:11:02 (84 comments, 9 reshares, 124 +1s)Open 

for the perfect summer evening

Simply add a drink of your choice, maybe a good book and someone to share it with.

Image credit (which was not provided on Tumblr, as usual) 
www.lukerphotography.com

for the perfect summer evening

Simply add a drink of your choice, maybe a good book and someone to share it with.

Image credit (which was not provided on Tumblr, as usual) 
www.lukerphotography.com___

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2014-08-16 09:02:36 (13 comments, 7 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

watch this if you're a Star Trek fan

This could be great if it can be kickstarted. The 20 minutes preview is amazing!

Wow this is amazing. A documentary style tale of the 4 year war between Starfleet of the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire, before Kirk's time.

Produced by Memory Alpha, full film to be produced if the Kickstarter makes it!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/194429923/star-trek-axanar

#StarTrek #Axanar   #KickStarter  ___watch this if you're a Star Trek fan

This could be great if it can be kickstarted. The 20 minutes preview is amazing!

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2014-08-16 07:03:02 (33 comments, 8 reshares, 91 +1s)Open 

dinosaur bicycle - you know when riding a normal bike just won't cut it

I feel like the artist,  Markus Moestue,  thought of +Michelle C when he created this ;) 

On a more serious note. The artist created this bike for a ride through the bible belt in Norway to "..was a protest against the dogmatic religious education of children, and the idea originated from the theme-parks of creationists that teach children that humans and dinosaurs used to live together.’

Because, wait, people believe this? Really?

Source: designboom.com
http://goo.gl/JGuz8Y

Homepage of the artist: 
http://markusmoestue.no

dinosaur bicycle - you know when riding a normal bike just won't cut it

I feel like the artist,  Markus Moestue,  thought of +Michelle C when he created this ;) 

On a more serious note. The artist created this bike for a ride through the bible belt in Norway to "..was a protest against the dogmatic religious education of children, and the idea originated from the theme-parks of creationists that teach children that humans and dinosaurs used to live together.’

Because, wait, people believe this? Really?

Source: designboom.com
http://goo.gl/JGuz8Y

Homepage of the artist: 
http://markusmoestue.no___

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2014-08-16 06:47:33 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Life without your smartphone...

No tweets, vines, grams, or tumbles for me. No emails, emojis, or digital stag movies for him. We flipped off our smartphones for three hours and it only killed us a little.

Even if you have never watched Parks and Recreation, you still want to read this. Now I kind of wish, I could hear her read it all to me. 

That said, this made me grin, shamefully, gleefully and a I laughed out loud more than once :)

Have a great weekend everyone! 

Memorable quote:

"FOR THE GUYS
You can masturbate to memories."

I lol'ed. ___Life without your smartphone...

No tweets, vines, grams, or tumbles for me. No emails, emojis, or digital stag movies for him. We flipped off our smartphones for three hours and it only killed us a little.

Even if you have never watched Parks and Recreation, you still want to read this. Now I kind of wish, I could hear her read it all to me. 

That said, this made me grin, shamefully, gleefully and a I laughed out loud more than once :)

Have a great weekend everyone! 

Memorable quote:

"FOR THE GUYS
You can masturbate to memories."

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2014-08-06 18:32:56 (10 comments, 6 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

An afternoon with Pinky and Brain, doing Pulp Fiction

This just make me choke from laughing! Narf

I love this so much.___An afternoon with Pinky and Brain, doing Pulp Fiction

This just make me choke from laughing! Narf

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2014-08-05 17:14:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

I truly enjoyed the first book in the series, Libriomancer.
Now +Jim Hines second book is available in paperback format, that means the Ebook price drops as well. I say grab it while it's hot :)

The U.S. mass market paperback of Codex Born is out today!!!___I truly enjoyed the first book in the series, Libriomancer.
Now +Jim Hines second book is available in paperback format, that means the Ebook price drops as well. I say grab it while it's hot :)

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2014-08-03 08:07:43 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Pulp Empire

This sounds like a great way to start my Sunday :)

+Andrew Clifton-Brown n ! look

WOW that was an interesting way to experience Star Wars...

A fan edit of Empire Strikes Back, with added stuff from just about all the other movies (prequels included) to tell a mostly self-contained story, in the style of a Tarantino flick.

Completely replaced the score, re-cut just about every scene, shuffled things around, gave Yoda an entirely new voice (including subtitles haha)...

REALLY well made. Like... crazy well... Me Likey.

Here's the trailer. The full version is up on fanedit.info (and probably some other places by now, who knows...).

Well worth a watch if you want to know what the Star Wars universe would look like if Tarantino had written/directed it.___Pulp Empire

This sounds like a great way to start my Sunday :)

+Andrew Clifton-Brown n ! look

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2014-08-01 09:41:45 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

this

How to Science : Recently, I have been trolled pinged by a number of people who have asked me to talk about perpetual motion machines, thunderbolt universes, how magnetism affects mood, niburu or somesuch and a lot of other such stuff. One chap even 'debunked' the second law of thermodynamics based on a youtube video.... (keep your baloney detection kit ready).

Why science is important : Science is a method. Yes, we make mistakes, make assumptions, make hypothesis, which when supported by observations are elevated to theories.... and here is the main thing, we have to have observations that are repeatable, free of bias and need to be analyzed. This is an iterative process and involves external checks and balances, data recording and rigor. The first such process recorded (from Wikipedia) In the 7th century BCE, Daniel, a Jewish captive of the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar, conducted a scientific experiment complete with a hypothesis, a control group, a treatment group, and a conclusion.

Is there a way to find verifiable information : Sure, but it still needs to be rigor. A youtube reference is not a good benchmark. Most news sites are also not good indicators. Reputed science sites, reference papers and peer reviewed publications are good places to look. Even then not all of them are the best quality.

Why shouldn't I believe in flying chariots? The Nazca lines prove that chariots can fly : You are free to believe whatever you want. But remember, it is not something anyone will take seriously since your claim is based on belief, not proof or a method which involves rigor, repeatability and removal of bias.

Who should I ask? : Ask people who are experts in their field. There are quality scientists, chemists, biologists, physicists here on G+.... reach out and ask them. There are also sources like askamathematician where you can post your queries. They really do respond.

More about the Scientific method: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_method

The scientific process: http://www2.nau.edu/~gaud/bio372/class/behavior/sciproc.htm

The real process: http://undsci.berkeley.edu/article/0_0_0/howscienceworks_02

Comic from http://homepages.wmich.edu/~korista/sci-pseudo-rel.html

#science #rant #commenting  ___this

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2014-08-01 06:26:14 (47 comments, 2 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

To add a little perspective on the idea of a golden age of raw milk

In February 1907, a New York physician discovered that his longtime dairy supplier had switched to pasteurized milk. He so detested the practice—not to mention the taste—that, as he wrote to the New York Times, he would rather "run the risk of typhoid, scarlet fever, diphtheria, and tuberculosis rather than [endure] the evils that I believe would follow the systematic and prolonged use of pasteurized milk."

Sounds crazy, right? You bet! But people are basically saying the same today. They avoid all the nasty things of course, but instead use meaningless buzz words like  "natural" and "unprocessed" in the context and point to anecdotal evidence and other countries having traditions and not everyone dying etc. 

But that is unnatural and destroys the taste ofmilk<... more »

To add a little perspective on the idea of a golden age of raw milk

In February 1907, a New York physician discovered that his longtime dairy supplier had switched to pasteurized milk. He so detested the practice—not to mention the taste—that, as he wrote to the New York Times, he would rather "run the risk of typhoid, scarlet fever, diphtheria, and tuberculosis rather than [endure] the evils that I believe would follow the systematic and prolonged use of pasteurized milk."

Sounds crazy, right? You bet! But people are basically saying the same today. They avoid all the nasty things of course, but instead use meaningless buzz words like  "natural" and "unprocessed" in the context and point to anecdotal evidence and other countries having traditions and not everyone dying etc. 

But that is unnatural and destroys the taste of milk

Pasteurisation has saved more lives than you think. 
Unlike sterilisation, pasteurization is not intended to kill all micro-organisms in the food. Instead, it aims to reduce the number of viable pathogens so they are unlikely to cause disease (assuming the pasteurized product is stored as indicated and is consumed before its expiration date).

The  +Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  has this to say:: http://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/rawmilk/raw-milk-questions-and-answers.html

But France, among others,  allows the sale of raw milk cheese!

Yes, and they are not alone. BUT there is quite the number of things they have to ensure to be allowed to produce these products. 

http://www.slowfood.com/slowcheese/eng/52/europe 

Btw, adding links for sites promoting the use and consumption is not providing evidence. That is the same as using the bible in order to provide sources for the existence of god.  Different context, same fallacy. ___

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2014-07-30 10:51:09 (21 comments, 3 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

well well.. I am not surprised

Now as usual, this should be taken with a grain of salt. But I find it much more plausible that everything Hatchette has offered until today. 

The company says it's found that e-books priced at $9.99 sell 1.74 more copies than when they're priced at $14.99. If you carry that factor to an instance of selling either 100,000 books at $14.99 or 174,000 copies at $9.99, total revenue increases 16%, and authors get an audience that's 74% larger.___well well.. I am not surprised

Now as usual, this should be taken with a grain of salt. But I find it much more plausible that everything Hatchette has offered until today. 

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2014-07-26 06:49:08 (21 comments, 1 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

this is exciting news

I mean come on, Our Man Bashir anyone? 

Awwwww yeaaaaahhhhhhhH!___this is exciting news

I mean come on, Our Man Bashir anyone? 

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2014-07-16 10:17:22 (25 comments, 4 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

Words to live by

This is a wonderful letter to a child from school. So, please let it be true and not just another hoax like so many other things that make me think there is indeed hope for humanity and how we teach our children. 
Edit: Mat and Ann did a few searches and this is apparently real: 
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-lancashire-28319907
Thank you both :)

Transcript: 

Dear Charlie Owen,

Please find enclosed your end of KS2 test results. We are very proud of you as you demonstrated huge amounts of commitment and tried your very best during this tricky week. 

However, we are concerned that these tests do not always assess what it is that makes each of you special and unique. The people who create these tests and score them do not know each of you - the way your teachers do, the way I hope to, and certainly not the way your families do.The... more »

I like this a whole lot.___Words to live by

This is a wonderful letter to a child from school. So, please let it be true and not just another hoax like so many other things that make me think there is indeed hope for humanity and how we teach our children. 
Edit: Mat and Ann did a few searches and this is apparently real: 
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-lancashire-28319907
Thank you both :)

Transcript: 

Dear Charlie Owen,

Please find enclosed your end of KS2 test results. We are very proud of you as you demonstrated huge amounts of commitment and tried your very best during this tricky week. 

However, we are concerned that these tests do not always assess what it is that makes each of you special and unique. The people who create these tests and score them do not know each of you - the way your teachers do, the way I hope to, and certainly not the way your families do. They do not know, that many of you speak two languages. They do not know, that you can play a musical instrument or that you can dance or paint a picture. They do no know, that your friends count on you to be there for them or that your laughter brighten the dreariest day. They do not know, you write poetry or songs, play or participate in sports, wonder about the future, or that sometimes you take care of your little brother or sister after school. They do not know, that you have travelled to a really neat place or that you know, how to tell a great story or that you really love spending time with special family members and friends. They do not know that you can be trustworthy, kind or thoughtful, and that you try, every day, to be your very best... the scores you get will tell you something but they will not tell you everything. 

So enjoy your results and be very proud of these but remember, there are many ways of being smart. 

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2014-07-10 19:23:52 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

There is a certain kind of movie, that is not mainstream. That escapes our attention because it is not the latest blockbuster. These little gems, are like treasure you stumble upon in the most unlikely places. Amelie (2001) Trailer was one of those, I was out with a friend back then and she and I decided to go and see a movie, we picked Amelie on a whim, and left the cinema with a happy heart and big smiles, so did every single person who had been there. It is still, among my favourites movies of all times. 

Now, this movie, THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS SPIVET Trailer (2013) is from 2013 and is yet another feature by Jean-Pierre Jeunet who also directed Amelie. 

This is clearly a film for  those who enjoy the occasional movie full of whimsy and magical realism, not burdened by the need to be dark and gritty all the time. Ifor ... more »

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

There is a certain kind of movie, that is not mainstream. That escapes our attention because it is not the latest blockbuster. These little gems, are like treasure you stumble upon in the most unlikely places. Amelie (2001) Trailer was one of those, I was out with a friend back then and she and I decided to go and see a movie, we picked Amelie on a whim, and left the cinema with a happy heart and big smiles, so did every single person who had been there. It is still, among my favourites movies of all times. 

Now, this movie, THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS SPIVET Trailer (2013) is from 2013 and is yet another feature by Jean-Pierre Jeunet who also directed Amelie. 

This is clearly a film for  those who enjoy the occasional movie full of whimsy and magical realism, not burdened by the need to be dark and gritty all the time. I for one, will get my hands on this one as soon as I can and maybe, some of you will join me :) ___

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2014-07-09 19:56:40 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

You might want to get your hands on this when it comes out :)

I really enjoyed the first novella as part of the last bundle I bought. If you can get it, give it a try and I'm pretty sure you'll want more just like I did.

I’m pleased to present to you Jon Foster’s cover illustration for the second Legion novella, Legion: Skin Deep, coming later this year from Subterranean Press. http://subterraneanpress.com/store/product_detail/legion_skin_deep I think Mr. Foster did a fantastic job with this illustration, and I like it even better than his cover for Subterranean Press’s edition of the original Legion.

If you haven’t read the original and aren’t familiar with the concept, I describe Legion as a fast-paced, witty, and supremely fun thriller with a psychological bent. Stephen Leeds is perfectly sane. It’s his hallucinations who are mad. A genius of unrivaled aptitude, Stephen can learn any new skill, vocation, or art in a matter of hours. However, to contain all of this, his mind creates hallucinatory people—Stephen calls them aspects—to hold and manifest the information. Wherever he goes, he is joined by a team of imaginary experts to give advice, interpretation, and explanation. He uses them to solve problems . . . for a price. His brain is getting a little crowded, however, and the aspects have a tendency of taking on lives of their own.

A good way to check out the first Legion is in the Cosmic SciFi StoryBundle that’s available for only the next 9 hours as of this posting. http://storybundle.com/scifi And there’s an excerpt here: http://www.tor.com/stories/2012/08/legion-excerpt

Ever since I wrote the original Legion novella, readers have been asking when we’ll see more of Stephen Leeds’s adventures. And the answer is in just a few months. Stephen and his aspects are some of my favorite characters to write, so it was a joy to get back to them. And this time the adventure lasts twice as long—while the first novella was 18,000 words, this one is 36,000, longer than The Emperor’s Soul. It explores Stephen’s world in interesting new ways, and if you liked his first story at all you’re going to love this one. You can read a preview here: http://brandonsanderson.com/legion-skin-deep/

This book will also be released as an ebook and an audiobook, but the only version up for preorder at this time is Subterranean’s gorgeous limited edition. A special bonus for the limited edition readers is that you will also get the ebook version before anyone else.

Description from Subterranean Press:

Brandon Sanderson is one of the most significant fantasists to enter the field in a good many years. His ambitious, multi-volume epics (Mistborn, The Stormlight Archive) and his stellar continuation of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series have earned both critical acclaim and a substantial popular following. In Legion, a short, distinctly contemporary novella filled with suspense, humor, and an endless flow of invention, Sanderson revealed a startling new facet of his singular narrative talent. In the stunning sequel, Legion: Skin Deep, that talent is on full display.

Stephen Leeds, AKA “Legion,” is a man whose unique mental condition allows him to generate a multitude of personae: hallucinatory entities with a wide variety of personal characteristics and a vast array of highly specialized skills. As the new story begins, Leeds and his “aspects” are hired by I3 (Innovative Information Incorporated) to recover a corpse stolen from the local morgue. But there’s a catch. The corpse is that of a pioneer in the field of experimental biotechnology, a man whose work concerned the use of the human body as a massive storage device. He may have embedded something in the cells of his now dead body. And that something might be dangerous . . .

What follows is a visionary thriller about the potential uses of technology, the mysteries of the human personality, and the ancient human need to believe that death is not the end. Legion: Skin Deep is speculative fiction at it most highly developed. It reaffirms Sanderson’s place as one of contemporary fiction’s most intelligent—and unpredictable—voices.

Legion: Skin Deep will feature a full-color dust jacket, and two full-page, full-color interior illustrations by Jon Foster.

In addition, upon publication, everyone who has preordered Legion: Skin Deep direct from SubPress will receive a free copy of the ebook.

Limited: 2500 numbered copies, bound in leather, signed by the author.___You might want to get your hands on this when it comes out :)

I really enjoyed the first novella as part of the last bundle I bought. If you can get it, give it a try and I'm pretty sure you'll want more just like I did.

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2014-07-05 16:53:37 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

the new queen of scary baking

I'm smitten, scared and hungry :)

I want tarantula cookies!___the new queen of scary baking

I'm smitten, scared and hungry :)

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2014-07-05 15:27:37 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Tim's Vermeer

Johannes Vermeer was a Dutch Painter (1632 – December 1675) he was known for having worked slowly and with great care, using bright colours and sometimes expensive pigment... He is particularly renowned for his masterly treatment and use of light in his work

Vermeer's work has always been unique, when compared to the works of contemporary artists and many theories have been formulated over the years to explain just how he was able to paint in a way, which is much more reminiscent of photography especially when it comes to the capture of light and contrast. 

The 2013 documentary, Tim's Vermeer HD Trailer by Penn & Teller follows the journey of Jim Tenison inventor, founder and owner of NewTek (creators of Lightwave 3D). Jim, is no painter, nor is he a craftsman. But he wanted to  attempt to reproduce Vermeer'swor... more »

Tim's Vermeer

Johannes Vermeer was a Dutch Painter (1632 – December 1675) he was known for having worked slowly and with great care, using bright colours and sometimes expensive pigment... He is particularly renowned for his masterly treatment and use of light in his work

Vermeer's work has always been unique, when compared to the works of contemporary artists and many theories have been formulated over the years to explain just how he was able to paint in a way, which is much more reminiscent of photography especially when it comes to the capture of light and contrast. 

The 2013 documentary, Tim's Vermeer HD Trailer by Penn & Teller follows the journey of Jim Tenison inventor, founder and owner of NewTek (creators of Lightwave 3D). Jim, is no painter, nor is he a craftsman. But he wanted to  attempt to reproduce Vermeer's work, after having read a book by David Hockney. 

This is a fascinating documentation which utterly captivated me and it does indeed offer, a very plausible explanation of just how Vermeer managed to create his art. Even more so, it explores the boundaries between technology and art, something still being an issue today. All too often, people using technology to create something, are seen as second rated. But when a non-painter, can create in incredible piece, all the while inventing, or possibly re-inventing a technique that enables almost everyone to create photorealistic paintings, is this not also, art? 

Mentioned by the lovely +Libbie Lala earlier this week, this was well worth my time and I will surely continue to read up on this. I highly recommend this to anyone interesting in art, inventions and anyone interested in optics and painting. 

Here are a few additional sources: 
+Boing Boing article: http://goo.gl/uDnZHM
official website: http://www.sonyclassics.com/timsvermeer___

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2014-07-05 14:51:58 (23 comments, 4 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

American God's now maybe on Starz

Remember when HBO said they weren't going to move forward with American Gods by +Neil Gaiman  ? http://goo.gl/2hO5Tb

Well, it seems that +Starz Media  has picked up the project. Excited yet? I can do one better; showrunner will Bryan Fuller the man behind Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies and, most recently Hannibal

Quote:
The premium cable network and writer-producers Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) and Michael Green (The River, Heroes) have boarded FremantleMedia North America's adaptation of Gaiman's urban fantasy novel American Gods. Starz has handed out a script-to-series commitment to the project, with Fuller and Green attached to serve as showrunners and exec produce

Source: http://goo.gl/3Qh4zi
www.hollywoodreporter.com

Let's hopethey ... more »

American God's now maybe on Starz

Remember when HBO said they weren't going to move forward with American Gods by +Neil Gaiman  ? http://goo.gl/2hO5Tb

Well, it seems that +Starz Media  has picked up the project. Excited yet? I can do one better; showrunner will Bryan Fuller the man behind Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies and, most recently Hannibal

Quote:
The premium cable network and writer-producers Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) and Michael Green (The River, Heroes) have boarded FremantleMedia North America's adaptation of Gaiman's urban fantasy novel American Gods. Starz has handed out a script-to-series commitment to the project, with Fuller and Green attached to serve as showrunners and exec produce

Source: http://goo.gl/3Qh4zi
www.hollywoodreporter.com

Let's hope they can tackle this ambitious project! 

#americangods   #neilgaiman  ___

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2014-07-02 11:33:48 (129 comments, 25 reshares, 414 +1s)Open 

This man just blew my mind!

Okay let me rephrase that, his impression are spot on! Keep listening :)

This man just blew my mind!

Okay let me rephrase that, his impression are spot on! Keep listening :)___

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2014-07-02 05:37:25 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Looking for fresh urban fantasy?

Go give +R.J. Blain's book a try, also look at her other books. Fun, engaging and set in a well realised world with many things to come :)

I put Inquisitor on sale for $2.99 (normally $5.99) until July 18th. Yes, it is primarily in the hopes of boosting sales to help pay for my various financial misfortunes, plus I'm trying a promotional something-or-other sometime between now and the 18th.

So, if you like murder mysteries, thrillers, horror, or urban fantasy, please consider reading the sample and giving the book a try! Know someone who enjoys these things? Pass it on to them. I'm a novelist, and instead of asking for charity, what I'd like most in life right now (besides a finished basement, a functional pool, the electric box repaired, and efficient and functional air conditioning) is breaking out as a novelist! Inquisitor is the book most of my readers like best, although I have written two other novels.

About the book!

When Allison is asked to play Cinderella-turned-Fianceé at a Halloween ball, the last thing she expected was to be accused of murder on the same night. She has to find the killer or she'll be put to death for the crimes she didn't commit. To make matters worse, the victims are all werewolves. 

On the short list of potential victims, Allison has to act fast, or the killer will have one more body to add to his little black book of corpses. 

There's only one problem: One of the deaths has struck too close to home, and Allison's desire for self-preservation may transform into a quest for vengeance...

Reviewers have a lot of nice things to say about the book! You can check out their comments via the link.

If you own an epub reader, the book will be available for you all in August! (Sorry, I'm ethical and things, and I don't feel comfortable violating the exclusivity agreement I'm currently under.) That said, if you want it in epub and you have bought a copy on Amazon, contact me. I have reviewer copies in epub and pdf available.

Thanks so much. :3

Already bought the book? Here's how you can help:

1: Wishlist the other version of the book on amazon. Have the paperback? Wishlist the ebook!

2: Share this post with your friends and people you think would enjoy this book. It crosses over a lot of genres, including horror, urban fantasy, mystery, thriller, and action adventure.

3: Read it and loved the book? Please write a review on amazon. This helps other people decide if the book might be right for them. I know writing reviews is hard, but they're really helpful! It doesn't have to be a very long review, just a short blurb about what you loved about the book. :)

Once again, thank you!___Looking for fresh urban fantasy?

Go give +R.J. Blain's book a try, also look at her other books. Fun, engaging and set in a well realised world with many things to come :)

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2014-07-01 06:17:00 (73 comments, 14 reshares, 83 +1s)Open 

Things to look for

Have a great day everyone :)

___Things to look for

Have a great day everyone :)

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2014-06-28 08:09:58 (131 comments, 1 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

G+ UI design change coming?

The top layer UI element containing the app selector, notification bell and your profile link, all of a sudden disappears the second you scroll down in your stream. 

Essentially, I can no longer see the notification bell when I am not manually going to the top of my screen.  All the remains on the visible second layer, are the buttons for Hangouts and the incredibly helpful people button I have never used once and never will. 

Tested in Chrome, Firefox and Opera latest versions. Extensions have been disabled for testing purposes and cache cleared. No change in behaviour. 

Does anyone else see this? 

#googleui  

G+ UI design change coming?

The top layer UI element containing the app selector, notification bell and your profile link, all of a sudden disappears the second you scroll down in your stream. 

Essentially, I can no longer see the notification bell when I am not manually going to the top of my screen.  All the remains on the visible second layer, are the buttons for Hangouts and the incredibly helpful people button I have never used once and never will. 

Tested in Chrome, Firefox and Opera latest versions. Extensions have been disabled for testing purposes and cache cleared. No change in behaviour. 

Does anyone else see this? 

#googleui  ___

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2014-06-27 11:40:51 (42 comments, 5 reshares, 114 +1s)Open 

This

Once we consider same sex relationships, love, etc as being normal.;  then we have reached our goal. Now let us keep it up and make it happen everywhere. 

Happy Friday everyone :)  

via +Wolf Weber 

___This

Once we consider same sex relationships, love, etc as being normal.;  then we have reached our goal. Now let us keep it up and make it happen everywhere. 

Happy Friday everyone :)  

via +Wolf Weber 

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2014-06-25 13:02:11 (28 comments, 2 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

The Strain - series, debut in 18 days

In case any of you missed this one, the books by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, will debut on FX in 18 days. 

The Strain tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself

I enjoyed the books, and will most certainly watch the show :) 

that is at some point when I have caught up with all the other things I want to do, don't judge me

The Strain - series, debut in 18 days

In case any of you missed this one, the books by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, will debut on FX in 18 days. 

The Strain tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself

I enjoyed the books, and will most certainly watch the show :) 

that is at some point when I have caught up with all the other things I want to do, don't judge me___

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2014-06-23 10:28:42 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Streetart with Google

This is pretty amazing, go check it out :)

https://streetart.withgoogle.com/en/#home

Streetart with Google

This is pretty amazing, go check it out :)

https://streetart.withgoogle.com/en/#home___

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2014-06-22 18:00:53 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

He does a great job at the voices from GoT :)

Via +Casey McKinnon

PS: watch out for Oberyn

___He does a great job at the voices from GoT :)

Via +Casey McKinnon

PS: watch out for Oberyn

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2014-06-22 09:19:22 (49 comments, 2 reshares, 75 +1s)Open 

Sunday morning walk

for some reason, I got up at 6 am and went for a walk of about one hour, I took my camera and looked for sights to capture. I will have to do much more exploring in the future it seems :) 

Have a great Sunday everyone! 

Sunday morning walk

for some reason, I got up at 6 am and went for a walk of about one hour, I took my camera and looked for sights to capture. I will have to do much more exploring in the future it seems :) 

Have a great Sunday everyone! ___

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2014-06-20 18:47:05 (19 comments, 3 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Well then, let me just go over there. It's not like I don't have enough books already, right?

LEGION Available Now in DRM-free StoryBundle

A couple months ago my novella The Emperor’s Soul was available as part of a fantasy-themed DRM-free ebook bundle from Storybundle. A lot of readers enjoyed getting the book that way, so now I’m repeating the experiment with my thriller novella Legion, available for the next three weeks along with eight other books in the Cosmic SF StoryBundle. http://storybundle.com/scifi

Later this year Subterranean Press will be releasing a limited edition hardcover of Legion‘s sequel, Legion: Skin Deep, which you can preorder here: http://subterraneanpress.com/store/product_detail/legion_skin_deep and read a preview of here: http://brandonsanderson.com/legion-skin-deep If you haven’t read the original Legion, this new bundle is a great way to whet your appetite and get ready for the sequel.

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Legion is a fast-paced, witty, and supremely fun thriller with a psychological bent.

Stephen Leeds is perfectly sane. It’s his hallucinations who are mad.

A genius of unrivaled aptitude, Stephen can learn any new skill, vocation, or art in a matter of hours. However, to contain all of this, his mind creates hallucinatory people—Stephen calls them aspects—to hold and manifest the information. Wherever he goes, he is joined by a team of imaginary experts to give advice, interpretation, and explanation. He uses them to solve problems . . . for a price.

His brain is getting a little crowded, however, and the aspects have a tendency of taking on lives of their own. When a company hires him to recover stolen property—a camera that can allegedly take pictures of the past—Stephen finds himself in an adventure crossing oceans and fighting terrorists. What he discovers may upend the foundation of three major world religions—and, perhaps, give him a vital clue into the true nature of his aspects.

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Anne McCaffrey and Jody Lynn Nye. Frank Herbert. Jay Lake and Ken Scholes. Michael A. Stackpole. Kristine Kathryn Rusch. Mike Resnick. Kevin J. Anderson and Doug Beason. Peter J. Wacks. This is a great group of authors to be included with. You can name the price you want to pay for the bundle. Anything above $3 gets you six of the books, and anything above $12 gets you all nine books, including Legion.

I do have to note that while this StoryBundle is available worldwide, my novella Legion is not included if you’re in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, or another of the countries where Gollancz has the distribution rights. If you’re in those countries you can still buy the bundle without Legion, and the threshold price to get the remaining eight books is reduced to $11 instead of $12. So while my novella won’t be included, you still get some great books. (Legion can be purchased separately from your usual ebook vendors—I have a list of buy links here: http://brandonsanderson.com/books/legion/legion If you’re in one of the other UK-related publishing territories such as Malta or South Africa, use the Ireland or New Zealand links—those will also work in your country.)

You can pick the split for what percentage of your StoryBundle purchase price goes to the authors and what percentage goes to StoryBundle. (For comparison, other ebook distributors such as Amazon take 30%.) You can also choose to have a portion of your StoryBundle purchase go to charity. The charity for this particular bundle is the Clayton Memorial Medical Fund, the preferred charity chosen by Jay Lake before he passed away on June 1st after a long and hard-fought battle with cancer. (For those who are interested in donating to the charity without getting the bundle, there’s info on that here: http://www.jlake.com/2014/06/01/) Buy the DRM-free ebook bundle here: http://storybundle.com/scifi___Well then, let me just go over there. It's not like I don't have enough books already, right?

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2014-06-20 14:28:10 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Defiance is back, season 2 premiere
Mild spoilers


The last season of Defiance ended with our protagonist Nolan being shot and his adopted daughter Irisa embarking on a mysterious and dangerous path in order to save him.

The premier mostly helps us get familiar with most of the characters from season one and their fates after the season one. It works quite well, mostly because seeing other cities helps broaden the scope of the show an makes it more organic and believable.

Nolan is searching for Irisa and that offers both a payoff and a nice segue into part of the storyline of the new season. As usual, seeing Stahma was a delight because she is the true power behind many of the shady things going on in Defiance and she is growing in power, as she begins to step out of Datak's shadow.

I'm looking forward to seeing the next episodes becausea... more »

Defiance is back, season 2 premiere
Mild spoilers


The last season of Defiance ended with our protagonist Nolan being shot and his adopted daughter Irisa embarking on a mysterious and dangerous path in order to save him.

The premier mostly helps us get familiar with most of the characters from season one and their fates after the season one. It works quite well, mostly because seeing other cities helps broaden the scope of the show an makes it more organic and believable.

Nolan is searching for Irisa and that offers both a payoff and a nice segue into part of the storyline of the new season. As usual, seeing Stahma was a delight because she is the true power behind many of the shady things going on in Defiance and she is growing in power, as she begins to step out of Datak's shadow.

I'm looking forward to seeing the next episodes because as the world has been opened and the bigger scheme of things begins to affect the story, it's more enjoyable and definitely makes for a more interesting narrative.

#defiance___

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2014-06-19 19:03:39 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

My drawing by Mara :)

If you haven't seen my share from earlier, this is by my friend +Mara Mascaro and it's for contributing to funds for medical expenses.

Please note this one can only be tamed with coffee.

Or cake


Okay or maybe other things too but try coffee and cake first!

Look, look! A Reulek who wants to exterminate the human race! +Dirk Reul do something:D ___My drawing by Mara :)

If you haven't seen my share from earlier, this is by my friend +Mara Mascaro and it's for contributing to funds for medical expenses.

Please note this one can only be tamed with coffee.

Or cake


Okay or maybe other things too but try coffee and cake first!

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2014-06-19 18:08:37 (19 comments, 4 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Perfect parenting

So much laughter for this. Dear parents, I think you will enjoy this most :)

via +Dirk Moeller 

lool!___Perfect parenting

So much laughter for this. Dear parents, I think you will enjoy this most :)

via +Dirk Moeller 

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2014-06-19 14:05:10 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Sometimes it's about making a difference. You can help make my friend Mara smile again.

Her quality of life has been greatly reduced and this is a chance for her to regain some quality. So, if you want, get some fun and great art by Mara and help her at the same time. Go on take a look and if you want to, help spread the works.

Mara's art for sale

So. I have an appointment for a so-called ENS (Empty - Nose Syndrome) specialist somewhere in Germany at the beginning of Semptember, and it's gonna cost me 650ish euros (for medical exams) + Idontknowhowmuch for trip&hotel. Probably around 1000 euros.

I don't have that much handy at the moment (I have so many damn medical expenses...), and I was doubtful whether to  go or not. I talked with +Di Cleverly and she suggested me to make some drawings of Gplus users and sell them.
So... I thought: It's been awhile since I did some art, and it would probably do me good (it would help me not being obsessed with my nose issues all the time).
What if someone wants to buy some art from me and donate for my exams? Would anyone want to buy a chibi portrait of themselves for their profile pictures?

The formula could be something like this:

- €20 for a quick pen sketch (I can send you the original drawing, if you want - if you pay S&H);
- €50 for a more detailed black/white drawing (same as before);
- €100 for a pencil/marker drawing (original sent if you want...blah blah blah)

You can pay directly on my Paypal account: phiria@fastwebnet.it specifying what kind of drawing you'd like, and linking your g+ page (and pictures).
Thank you very much for everything :)

These are my art albums, if you want to take a look:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+phiria/albums/5657502313994438577
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+phiria/albums/5627780694772252321___Sometimes it's about making a difference. You can help make my friend Mara smile again.

Her quality of life has been greatly reduced and this is a chance for her to regain some quality. So, if you want, get some fun and great art by Mara and help her at the same time. Go on take a look and if you want to, help spread the works.

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2014-06-14 17:22:46 (34 comments, 0 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

a long time ago, we used to be friends

I need a dose of Marshmallow tonight
I'm still so happy to have backed this one and how it turned out

Have a great weekend everyone :)

a long time ago, we used to be friends

I need a dose of Marshmallow tonight
I'm still so happy to have backed this one and how it turned out

Have a great weekend everyone :)___

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2014-06-13 16:50:09 (18 comments, 6 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Origin has supposedly been breached, you probably still should change your passwords

Update; EA claims that there was no breach according to Slashdot.

Still no direct communication by EA to their users. Frankly, even if this was not a current breach of security. Change your passwords any way. It can't hurt because it would not be the first time a company claimed to not been hacked 'we don't see any signs..' And both Adobe and Sony lied about it.

Not that origin has communicated this mind you, but it can't hurt to change your Origin passwort right now. Hopefully you have already been using unique passwords and have not stored any payment information online. 

via +Mario Lombardo 

as +Dirk Moeller pointed out, you can also enable device security, which will prevent logins from unknown devices. Which is of course, not turnedon... more »

Data breach alert: more than 1.2 million account credentials from Origin, the popular Electronic Arts game-platform, have been leaked online.
http://bit.ly/Origin_breach___Origin has supposedly been breached, you probably still should change your passwords

Update; EA claims that there was no breach according to Slashdot.

Still no direct communication by EA to their users. Frankly, even if this was not a current breach of security. Change your passwords any way. It can't hurt because it would not be the first time a company claimed to not been hacked 'we don't see any signs..' And both Adobe and Sony lied about it.

Not that origin has communicated this mind you, but it can't hurt to change your Origin passwort right now. Hopefully you have already been using unique passwords and have not stored any payment information online. 

via +Mario Lombardo 

as +Dirk Moeller pointed out, you can also enable device security, which will prevent logins from unknown devices. Which is of course, not turned on by default. 

Klick on "Origin" in the client, then "Account and Privacy" then "Security" and then on "Login Verification* and enable it to send you a security code via email when a new login is detected. 

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2014-06-13 16:43:09 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Go get them, if you like them, spread the word

I have heard nothing but good about these, and I am looking forward to reading them soon. 

via various people in my stream :) this time, +John Ward 

Don't forget, if you've been waiting for book 2 to be free like book 1, all day tomorrow and Saturday, Law of the Wolf, book 2 of the critically-acclaimed OUTLAW KING series will be free. As in, $0.00.

http://amzn.com/B00BJCLMFU
http://amzn.com/B00HHTF23W

Grab 900 pages of dimension-hopping, gunslinging, balls-tripping adventure tomorrow, #Fridaythe13th , completely #free  on #Kindle . Makes a great #FathersDay  gift!___Go get them, if you like them, spread the word

I have heard nothing but good about these, and I am looking forward to reading them soon. 

via various people in my stream :) this time, +John Ward 

2014-06-08 18:22:45 (77 comments, 1 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

Stories - Steak Sandwich Dirk style

Ah, it seems that my change in how I create my food posts prohibits the creation of stories for them, obviously because I have been creating images with multiple shots. Oh well, this is a trip down food post lane when I was still doing everything with my phone before I had my DSLR :) 

Stories - Steak Sandwich Dirk style

Ah, it seems that my change in how I create my food posts prohibits the creation of stories for them, obviously because I have been creating images with multiple shots. Oh well, this is a trip down food post lane when I was still doing everything with my phone before I had my DSLR :) ___

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2014-05-30 09:38:51 (46 comments, 3 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

It is Friday!

Flight of the Whale___It is Friday!

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2014-05-29 10:25:49 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

True Crypt possibly compromised in new version

This is all a bit off key and thus suspicious. But I'd recommend sticking with version 7.1 until we get more information on what's going on and happened.

Something happened with TrueCrypt , my favourite encryption tool. As far as I understand things, it might be wise to refrain from updating to version 7.2, but stick to the 2012 version 7.1a for the time being.___True Crypt possibly compromised in new version

This is all a bit off key and thus suspicious. But I'd recommend sticking with version 7.1 until we get more information on what's going on and happened.

2014-05-29 07:57:29 (23 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Song of the moment

have a great day everyone :)

Song of the moment

have a great day everyone :)___

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2014-05-26 12:08:20 (34 comments, 6 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

This 

thank you +Cod Codliness 

So this is where I tell you about the woman at the ATM.

It was a warm spring day, so it must have been close to the end of the school year.  It was my first semester back at Amherst after flunking out more than a year before, my classwork was going really well, and I was looking forward to finishing the year with good marks and a quiet summer at home. It was payday, I was going to go down to the bank to deposit my paycheck and take out some cash, we were going to watch a movie and order pizza later, and there were hints that I might even just get laid that night. I was, in other words, in an excellent mood.

The BayBank in Amherst was located in the center of town, on a sprawling corner sidewalk plaza.  When I got down there in the early evening, there was a woman already at the ATM.  I knew better than to crowd someone's personal space at the ATM -- growing up in Brooklyn in the 1980s, you learn better than to crowd someone at the ATM -- so I gave her plenty of room and stayed several feet back, close to the curb.

The woman glanced behind her and saw me. "Hello," she said briefly.

"Hi!" I said. I noticed that she seemed to be a little nervous, but didn't really take much note of it.

Then she turned around again. "You don't have a gun or anything, do you?"

That's when I stopped cold.

What do you say to that?  How can you possibly respond?  I said "No!"  Then, trying to figure out what else to say, I said "I'm sorry!"  Which felt so ridiculous that I had to start digging deeper.  "I mean, I'm not sorry I don't have a gun.  I'm just sorry---"

She held up a hand.  "Yeah. I get it."  I shut up.

She finished her business, nodded at me briskly, and strode away.

You have to understand. At this point in my life -- nineteen and nerdy -- I still felt like the awkward, mousy, scrawny teenager I was throughout high school.  I hadn't noticed that I had become almost six feet tall.  I hadn't noticed that my deeper voice now marked me as an adult.  I hadn't noticed that strangers now called me "sir" instead of "young man."

I hadn't noticed that I had become the guy that people are afraid of.

I spent a lot of time thinking about that as I walked home. I have spent a lot of time thinking about it in the years since.  And the thing that struck me most powerfully about it, then as now, is that this is what the "men's rights" crowd calls "misandry."  That's what MRAs interpret as "hating men."

That's the moment in which "Not-All-Men" is born.

I don't understand that.  I don't understand how someone could witness what I saw and come away thinking that, somehow, it's about him.  How is it possible to be quite that self-involved, to assume that every interaction you have with someone else revolves around you?  I mean, I can be pretty clueless and self-involved myself, frankly, but this evening it was clear even to me that something else was going on.  It was so clear that she was responding more to something from her past than anything that I was doing, that I could feel only sorrow for her pain.

I wish I knew who that woman was.  I wish I had the chance to tell her, I am so, so sorry for whatever they did to you.  But most of all I wish I could thank her for what she said to me that night.

#YesAllWomen  ___This 

thank you +Cod Codliness 

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2014-05-25 15:57:33 (26 comments, 8 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

No, not all men but still too many

+Chuck Wendig says is so much better than I ever could.

I want to add one thing, I believe we should talk about the people who died, we should talk about what the perpetrator did and why he did it. But we should not talk about him, don't make him a martyr for the MRA and PUA crowd that cheered him on, on every single thing he published.

When I see a post about 'remember it's just one man' I feel like people are missing the point, this is not the time to defend us men. We are not the people who suffered here, this is not about us and making it about us, distracts from much bigger issues, it spits on the memory of the innocents who died. Rather talk about lack of mental healthcare, about bullying, about men being raised and groomed into a sense of insane entitlement, all of which lead to this horrible event. But... more »

No, not all men but still too many

+Chuck Wendig says is so much better than I ever could.

I want to add one thing, I believe we should talk about the people who died, we should talk about what the perpetrator did and why he did it. But we should not talk about him, don't make him a martyr for the MRA and PUA crowd that cheered him on, on every single thing he published.

When I see a post about 'remember it's just one man' I feel like people are missing the point, this is not the time to defend us men. We are not the people who suffered here, this is not about us and making it about us, distracts from much bigger issues, it spits on the memory of the innocents who died. Rather talk about lack of mental healthcare, about bullying, about men being raised and groomed into a sense of insane entitlement, all of which lead to this horrible event. But don't you dare start with 'but we're not all like that' 

#yesallwomen___

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2014-05-22 06:27:36 (82 comments, 6 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

You think you need to go gluten free? Think again

Subjects would be provided with every single meal for the duration of the trial. Any and all potential dietary triggers for gastrointestinal symptoms would be removed, including lactose (from milk products), certain preservatives like benzoates, propionate, sulfites, and nitrites, and fermentable, poorly absorbed short-chain carbohydrates, also known as FODMAPs...

The subjects cycled through high-gluten, low-gluten, and no-gluten (placebo) diets, without knowing which diet plan they were on at any given time. In the end, all of the treatment diets  even the placebo diet,  caused pain, bloating, nausea, and gas to a similar degree. It didn't matter if the diet contained gluten.

(Read more about the study.)

No, anecdotal retellings are not evidence. 

Maybe, some will take this to heart and return to a perfectlysa... more »

Is gluten intolerance all in your mind?___You think you need to go gluten free? Think again

Subjects would be provided with every single meal for the duration of the trial. Any and all potential dietary triggers for gastrointestinal symptoms would be removed, including lactose (from milk products), certain preservatives like benzoates, propionate, sulfites, and nitrites, and fermentable, poorly absorbed short-chain carbohydrates, also known as FODMAPs...

The subjects cycled through high-gluten, low-gluten, and no-gluten (placebo) diets, without knowing which diet plan they were on at any given time. In the end, all of the treatment diets  even the placebo diet,  caused pain, bloating, nausea, and gas to a similar degree. It didn't matter if the diet contained gluten.

(Read more about the study.)

No, anecdotal retellings are not evidence. 

Maybe, some will take this to heart and return to a perfectly safe and normal diet and those truly suffering from celiac, will no longer feel mocked. 

Possible explantions why so many insist on believing in things that are wrong or have not been proven to work at all: 

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/mariakonnikova/2014/05/why-do-people-persist-in-believing-things-that-just-arent-true.html

via +Dirk Moeller 

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