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Emlyn O'Regan has been at 1 events

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Tyson Smith463A peaceful, non-partisan citizens’ march and rally at Federal Parliament to protest against the current government’s policy decisions that are against the common good of our nation. This signifies the people’s vote of no confidence in policies of the government that go against common principles of humanity, decency, fairness social justice and equity, democratic governance, responsible global citizenship and conserving our natural heritage.March in March - Adelaide2014-03-16 12:00:008  

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Dig Bargain Australia0My First circle.Thank you all. #australia   #circle   #sharedcircles   #posts  2014-09-23 06:27:5892000
Nick Warner645Check out these awesome Crowdfunders2014-08-07 16:05:31470001
Becky Collins12,812Small Business Circle:Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-08 05:12:1542311513
Becky Collins12,529Software Engineering and Web Developer 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 ?2014-07-01 05:11:3156226
Tourej Ansari16,880News Update CIRCLE SHARESRe-share this circle in your stream Plus and comment#sharedpubliccircles #TechNews #EntertainmentNews #SportsNews #WorldNews #USNews #BusinessNews2014-05-12 10:46:52476231041
Adam Black6,732Transhumans CircleBy popular Demand,  I am sharing some of my Circles. This is +Mark Bruce  Transhumans Circle  Plus Others Ive been adding.If you are tagged,  you are in it.Web Link for Mobile https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AdamBlack/posts/6iQmLpEj1Zm #sharedcircles   #GeekCulture   #ScienceSunday #Transhumans #Transhumanism #HumanPlus  2014-04-13 06:25:0424521733
steph wanamaker98,429#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle2014-01-31 19:45:4118176567
Johnny Huntington0#webdesign #sharedcircles #webdevelopment  Here is a great shared circle of Professional Web Designers.2013-11-04 13:45:45501003
Hanna Silver26,310Hey everyone, it's the great engagers circle share time! This circle is people who regularly comment on my posts, and who also post regularly themselves. I'm posting this to welcome my friend +Adrian Elton  to G+. Please welcome him too! If you were notified of this post, it means you're in the circle. Happy circling! Share it round if you like.2013-10-13 04:00:029852544
Jonha Revesencio0A list of some of the must-follow programmers and geeks on Google+ #sharedcircles   #publicsharedcircles   #geeksongoogle  2013-09-13 15:45:18250000
Uniikii0Uniikii's networking #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   #sharedcircles                 #2013-08-14 15:07:53483309
Domus Vitae Inc.153Shared Circle of #entrepreneurs  www.domusvitae.ca   #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   2013-08-05 19:31:504824114
Dallas McMillan7,412Circle from the land downunder - Australia's top 200 PlussersWho are Australia's most followed people on Google Plus?I've put together this circle of Australia's top 200 profiles (by follower numbers - not engagement - some aren't particularly active) on Google Plus.It's pretty interesting to see the types of profiles which make the cut.Here is my quick overview:By far the most dominant characteristic of the top 200 are photographers - professional and amateur.The other notable individuals are a couple of cricketers in the top 10, a smattering of celebrity chefs, musicians, writers, artists, models and other celebrities.There are also fair numbers of Google employees, IT workers, social media and marketing types as well as a decent number of scientists and mathematicians. The only politician I noticed was Malcolm Turnbull - the Prime Minister and Leader of the opposition are conspicuous by their absence.I got the list from +CircleCount http://www.circlecount.com/au/profileslist/ and I've made a few tweaks - removing a couple of profiles that were inactive or had moved away from Australia. There were a number of others which probably don't belong as they now work in the USA or elsewhere.  #australia   #australianphotographers   #circleshare  I've notified members of the circle - let me know if you don't want to be listed.2013-08-04 14:24:522009213
Markos Giannopoulos5,491Geeks rule! // +CircleCount has added a new tag system (see announcement here http://bit.ly/15XaDov). Thousands of profiles have been tagged already, so here are the top (by number of followers) geek-tagged plussers (full list at http://bit.ly/134FoFN) The top ten: 1) +Robert Scoble 2) +Amanda Blain 3) +Darya Pino Rose 4) +Michelle Marie 5) +Brian Matiash 6) +Wick Sakit 7) +Joe Azure 8) +Keith Barrett 9) +Derek Ross 10) +Ahmed Zeeshan  For other rankings see also - Most popular geeks by comments/+1's/shares http://bit.ly/16SAddw- Most engaging geeks http://bit.ly/15XdZYm #circleshare   #circlesunday   #geeks  2013-07-21 15:19:0049018312
Matthew Shuey6,232Meet Web Developers on Google+This circle contains the top Web Developers, Web Designers, SEOs and Google+ Experts on Google Plus.If anyone would like to be added to this circle please do the following.1. Make sure your profile description mentions that you are either a Web Developer, Web Designer, App Developer, SEO, SMM, or Google Plus Expert.2. Share This Circle Publicly3. Leave a comment confirming your shareHave fun meeting your colleagues.! #webdesign #webdevelopment #seo #googleplus #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleday  2013-06-12 15:17:0129912213
Matthew Shuey1,587Meet Web Designers & Web DevelopersMeet web designers and web developers on Google+ with this shared circleHelp me build this circle. Here's how.1. If you are a web developer or web designer make sure your profile mentions that.2. Share this circle publicly3. Leave a comment to confirm your share2013-03-25 23:12:29289229
Matthew Shuey1,499Shared Public Circle Of Web Designers & Developers Updated 3-21-13This is a hand picked circle of Web Developers and Web Designers that share valuable information about our industry.To be added to this circle or related circles please do the following. If you would like to be removed from this circle or moved to another circle, message me.1. Share this circle publicly2. Leave a comment3. Make sure your profile description says something about yourself e.g. work, interests, hobby's etc.If you are not a web designer or developer feel free to share this post and comment here. I will add you to the appropriate circles. #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #meetnewpeople #googleplus  2013-03-21 17:52:34287144
Matthew Shuey880Shared Circle Of Web Developers and Website Design CompaniesTo be added to this circle do the following.1.Plus this post2.Share this circle publicly3.Leave a comment confirming your share3.You must be a web developer or web designer to be added2013-03-08 23:53:08148137
David Antonacci24David Antonacci shared a circle with you2013-02-19 15:29:17500227
Vago Damitio8,732Another Tech CircleI am so impressed and enthused looking at the MicroVictoryArmy Stream  that I'm going to do something radical. I"m going to share my other circles, invite the members to join MVA, and then I'm going to delete all those circles so I can give more attention here.  I will keep  one circle of people like the +Dalai Lama  and +Richard Branson  who I would love to have join MVA but I don't want to lose track of if they don't. And that's it.  The Micro Victory Army is Victorious in my Circles and if you join - so are you. https://plus.google.com/communities/100245247140773385767  #microvictory  for figuring out how to enjoy G+ and manage my circles better!This is another Tech Circle. I'm about to delete you (unless you are in MVA - it's not personal - I still love you)2013-01-12 22:31:27151003
Paul Snedden7,059Advance Australia Share - The CircleWOW! What an absolutely overwhelming response I received to my request for your favourite Australians (http://goo.gl/mFLe1). You certainly did deliver.The circle contains a bunch of people who I was already following, but a wealth of freshly undiscovered goodness for me as well. In total, 436 Awesome Aussies waiting to fill your stream with all sorts of goodness. It's got photogs, geeks, writers, a kiwi (ANZACs all the way), expat Aussies living abroad and a couple of long-term Aussie residents who won't admit to being Australian :)I'd like to make special mention to the following people for making this circle possible.The Resharers+Mz Maau  +Giuseppe Basile +Starway Paul +JPG Photo Gallery  +Daryl Hunt +Jim Munro +Brad Chasenore +Annie Yim +Rose T +Rob E +James Fridley +Gerardine Rudolphy +Christopher Prins +Charles Strebor +Peter Lake and +Australia Great The Contributors+2012-12-31 22:36:03436692946
Cliff Wade7,287This is my Linux circle for #FollowFriday  and I highly suggest you add these awesome folks to your circles!!2012-09-28 04:27:463701127
Alister Macintyre9,520Here is my circle of people who like to (and have demonstrated capability of) having a civilized conversation about Current Events from a Progressive point of view.2012-09-11 06:05:57252533
Cliff Wade7,170For all of you #Linux  users out there on this #FollowFriday , this shared circle is for YOU!!2012-08-24 15:06:10369304
César Bustíos Benites412Linux Circle: Part 1/2Follow and share!2012-06-11 17:29:37501005
Prashanth Akunuri1,883sharing my "web developers" circle. could be useful for some. This includes the "web developer circle" shared by +Amanda Blain thank you.2012-06-09 01:30:52323002
Cliff Wade5,676This is the second circle I'm sharing for FollowFriday #FF which is my Linux circle.If you are a Linux user, I'd highly suggest following these people. If you aren't in this circle and would like to be, just leave a comment, please and I'll certainly add you!!!2012-06-08 19:16:04356624
Marko Shiva Pavlovic (4N7IS3C)5,291This is my #LinuxArmy circle this is more a community circle I mean here in this circle are ppl from very different businesses and different life roles not only a IT technology oriented ppl but beautiful fact is that all of them use or it was using #Linux As my earlier post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111716948575577959969/posts/MkVq8shasA1follow them all if you want a lot of posts about #linux and IT technology2012-05-29 09:37:56501007
Meilani MacDonald2,935Small Business circle 2 of 2Hello small business peeps! I'm a small biz person and naturally I want to connect with other small biz owners. I really feel we all have so much to share with each other and to learn from one another as we navigate this world called Google+ that provides us with so many great tools and resources to support our small biz efforts. I also think it's a good thing to support each other, and lift each other up as we work towards our goals. So I've been collecting small biz people and shared small biz & entrepreneurs circles, because those are the people I most want in my own circles, to follow, to connect with, and to support. I have 700+ small bizzes in my circle, so I've split it into two circles to share with you. This is #2 of the 2. Let's hear it for small business!Btw, speaking of supporting small bizzes, I host a TGIF Biz Networking Hangout every Friday at 4pm pst, now a Hangout on Air. It is a chance to give yourself and your biz a little promo, and I feature special guests who are small biz owners and who have all kinds of good advice and info to share with other small biz owners. Please check my profile for more info or to watch last Friday's episode, where we talked about QR codes and great ideas for how to use them, and also talked about the value of keeping content fresh on your blogs and web sites, and when and why to blog, or not to blog. #smallbusiness #entrepreneur #sharedcircles +CircleCount +Shared Circles Shared a Circle with You +Shared a Circle with you2012-05-28 18:24:39330211318
Rob Gordon22,157Entrepreneurs, Self-Employed & Small Business OwnersUPDATED SHARED CIRCLE: Part 2 of 2: M through Z (by last name).This is the most recent update to the popular "entrepreneurs" circle that posted a few months ago. As you can see, it has gotten bigger than 500 people so I have had to split it alphabetically into two parts. These two circles includes the self employed, small business owners, independent contractors, small startup companies and pretty much anyone trying to make it outside of the traditional economy. This is different from the other business circles of this type in that it doesn't include too many of the "celebrity entrepreneurs" and instead has mostly people with their own business or venture. There are more than 800 people here, but this has been reviewed extensively since it was last published -lots of fantastic new people have been added, and some have been dropped - mostly because they don't interact much. The end result is a circle of really awesome business people who actively interact with others here and have a small business or entreprenueral mindset. This is a really diverse group and includes entrepreneurs of all stripes - some have well established ventures and are wildly successful, others are just getting started and haven't made it yet. As can be expected, it is a little tech heavy, but represents most industries and many different types of business. There are even a handful of people here who have traditional jobs, but seem to have an interest in small business issues and always seem welcome to help entrepreneurial efforts. The people in these circles post all manner of things - not just business, but all are smart and interesting people so I recommend that you check this out. I do want to add the disclamer that this is in no way "definitive" - there are millions of entrepreneurs on Google+ and this is just a tiny fraction of them - the ones I have curated. It seems that about two seconds after I publish this I always remember someone I should have included so just me know if you think you should be here. I republish this periodically and generally add everyone who comments on the post. As with all circles of this size I would use some discretion in adding this - either update your existing circle, pick and choose the ones you like or use these as a trial circles - whatever works for you. I'm not even sure Google will let you add all this many names at once so you may have to come back if you want to add all of them. The technology for this is not perfect, but I am trying to do my part to help build a highly interconnected community of entrepreneurs here on Google+. I hope you find the people in this circle interesting.RobReshares welcome and appreciatedIMPORTANT: You don't want to follow people based on where their last name fits in the alphabit do you? Make sure you also take a look at the first part of this list:LINK TO PART I (A-L):http://goo.gl/VLoYH#smallbusiness#business#entrepreneurs #startup#sharedcircles2012-04-18 18:51:01373873560
Pongy Smith31This is the Assorted Goodies circle. Could you please re-share it? Would you like to be added?Tags: Technology, Magic, Entertainment, Futurism, VC, Crowdfunding2012-04-17 15:28:45492527
Joelyn Wright1,371With just one comment... turned into an overnight sensation. Unfortunately, I never showed up to the party but that made the thread more interesting. Others (other than myself) interacted with each other and had fun. There were positive, negative, and sarcastic comments but makes the post fun. As for me being gone... I posted that comment and then went to bed thinking nothing of it. Opening my computer today with over 90+ notifications shocked me and didn't know how to respond. I just want to say thank you for interacting with me and will do my best to interact with the almost 200+ others that commented. By the way... here is the circle that EVERYONE commented on that thread. Again... thank you :)2012-03-28 03:16:1918846134
Rebecca Jordan593Entrepreneurs, Self Employed & Small Business : 500 People2012-03-27 19:28:325001157
Rob Gordon18,830Entrepreneurs, Self Employed & Small Business. This is the latest update to my shared circle for "entrepreneurs" which includes the self employed, small business owners, independent contractors, small startup companies and pretty much anyone trying to make it outside of the traditional economy. This is different from the other business circles of this type in that it doesn't include too many of the "celebrity entrepreneurs" and instead has mostly people with their own small business or venture. Lots of time has been spent organizing this since it was first published - many new people have been added, and some have been dropped - mostly because they don't interact much. The end result is a circle of interesting business people who actively interact with others here and have a small business or entreprenueral mindset. I do want to add the disclamer that this is in no way "definitive" - there are millions of entrepreneurs on Google+ and these are just the ones I have curated. This still probably doesn't even include everyone in my own circles who are entrepreneurs or self employed so let me know if you want to be included. I republish this about once per month. This is a really diverse group of people that includes entrepreneurs of all stripes - some have well established ventures, some have startups that are just getting going and some are wildly successful. There are even a handful of people here who have traditional jobs, but seem to have an interest in entrepreneurial and small business issues. The professionals in this circle post all manner of things - not just business, but all are smart and interesting people so I recommend that you at least take a look. As with any circle of this size I would use some discretion in adding this - either pick and choose the ones you like or use it as a trial circle - whatever method works for you. I also recently learned that you can save circles to your Google contacts so you can save this information there even if you don't want to use this toward your 5000 limit. I hope you find the people in this circle interesting. I certainly do. RobReshares welcome and appreciated#sharedcircles#smallbusiness #entrepreneurs #startup2012-03-13 20:32:12500663852
Sir John Hardy17,427There have been a few circles shared about lately. None, however, is as good as this one. Each person in this circle has been crash tested in a laboratory, simmered in a social incubator and boiled in the crucible of interaction. All have come up with a pH reading of 4 or higher.2012-03-11 14:36:3337538720
Rose T1,969As shared by +Holland Rhodes This is a circle of 99 people that live in Australia or did at one time. These are the top 99 I have circled as chosen by Google's algorithms. Most of them are very active. I weeded out anyone that hasn't posted in the past three months.2012-03-04 09:20:3998508
Rose T1,833Australian Circle No:1This is the first of my 2 Australian Circles, Aussies, please share and add if you want to, so that we can all stay in touch with events, walks and whatever. :)2012-03-01 12:11:23496206
Dunken K Bliths17,448THE AUSTRALIAN CIRCLE, JUST BRINGING THE CLAN TOGETHER...still a very small group !!!IF YOUR NOT IN MY CIRCLE AND AUSTRALIA, ADD YOUR NAME BELOW (NO PROXIES PLEASE)+Dunken K Bliths2012-02-27 03:06:37933127
Aussie Plussers0It's been a few weeks since this Circle of fine Aussie plussers has been shared. Plenty of great content here. Remember to share this with your Australian friends.2012-02-13 21:19:38591425
Dunken K Bliths13,249AUSTRALIAN CIRCLE SHARE - now 74 peeps !!!!if you know more send them over..2012-01-24 20:45:1774527
Mitchel Rodwell0+Duncan Hayes , +Hanii Leigh this is a big circle, which I call "Political". You'll find people with strong political views here, as well as political news and people who care about politics. I'd advise you add one or the other out of this and my other circle, "Intellectual" because they're both pretty big and I don't want to give you guys too much before you're ready :)2012-01-23 13:48:07366405
Rob Gordon13,043Entrepreneurs & Freelancers. This is my circle for self described Entrepreneurs and Freelancers - which includes the self employed, small business owners, independent contractors, small startup companies and pretty much anyone trying to make it outside of the traditional economy. As I said before, I don't want to pretend that this list is definitive or even close to being complete. There are millions of entrepreneurs on Google+ and there are many circles of entrepreneurs that have already been shared - these are just the ones I have curated in my own circle. This probably doesn't even include everyone in my own circles who are entrepreneurs or self employed as it is almost impossible to go through everyone's profile. Just let me know if I have inadvertently left you out - I will be posting this in the circles database sometime soon. Feel free to reshare, but as with any shared circle, I do recommend some discretion in adding a circle of this size to your stream. This one might be a little different in that it doesn't include too many of the "celebrety entrepreneurs" that are common in other shared circles here- though there are a few. For the most part hese are real small business owners or people or with an entrepreneural mindset, and there are lots of smart people here. #entrepreneur #smallbusiness2012-01-06 22:47:1539942514
Shawn Borelli0#FF and #CF Today I'd like to share my circle of Programmers and Developers. These people are responsible for our internet, software, mobile devices, and computers more accessible, user-friendly, reliable, and fun to use! A few of the people I work closely with include +Borelli Designs +CardCodez +Mike Hawk +Drew Salamone +Shawn Borelli Please comment if you're a Programmer and Developer not in this circle so that we can add you!Share this with your circles and extended networks!2012-01-06 15:12:46255000
marius ibanez26a circle of programmers from all languages who shared interesting post.join us if you want interact with us. and shared the circle :)2011-12-13 23:07:17489001
Greg Sayle254Now there are 36 members : Stop paying the frackin wintax circle.If you want to be in this circle just add a comment to this post. Like I'm in2011-11-26 01:26:3636300
Wataru Tenga0Latest Progressive Politics circle2011-11-12 11:51:482281132
Kathryn Crosby19When I returned to G+ for about the third time and tried to actually give it a chance, I found the most frustrating issue was that there are so few active Australians that there are often long dead times while the rest of the world is asleep. Like me, many of the Australians in this circle posted a couple of things in July/August/September, but because no one else seemed to be posting anything they moved away. None the less, having got near enough to 500 Aussies, I figured I should share the circle and add it to the database. Perhaps with a heap of Australian circling going on it will wake things up a bit. I have tried to cull out the wannabe Australians and the completely inactive, but there may have been a few missed out. If I have missed you please feel free to post in the comments and I'll start work on a second Australians circle.2011-11-02 08:55:134993058
Wataru Tenga0Progressive PoliticsWataru Tenga shared a circle with you.2011-10-27 11:34:351761439
John Hardy didn't vote for Abbott9,807Sorry for the repost, I inadvertently shared this to a limited circle but had really meant for this to be a public post. If you saw this already please ignore.So here anyway is my attempt to put this Google+ Circle concept to some use. For those Aussies and Kiwis who might be interested in following other people who are either born, worked or currently resident Down Under, here is my "Antipodean" circle. They're a weird mob. Apologies in advance if I left you out. The circle is partial and a work in progress. When I realise that there's a connection I usually add a person to the circle after the fact. Sometimes it's not at all obvious judging from some people's profiles so I may also have added some who will be surprised to find themselves in here.If I did get it wrong, please let me know. If you aren't in the circle and would like to declare your Aussie / Kiwi affiliation in the comments thread please feel free.That includes any American liberals who might be contemplating immigration.John Hardy shared a circle with you.2011-10-26 09:57:1236904
Marko Shiva Pavlovic56This is my programmers circle there are a lot more around actually more than 1000 of different programmers in this circle !That are programmers that are not only web programmers but any Computer Programming related !Basically this is a circle that I read mostly and most of them are programmers with interesting posts !If you are programmer and want to be in this circle just comment !Marko Shiva Pavlovic shared a circle with you.2011-10-16 02:43:1150141825

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2015-04-20 09:06:14 (38 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Holy Fscking Shit this looks good. Hard to believe it's using the same Frostbite 3 engine as Battlefield 4.

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2015-04-12 04:09:19 (32 comments, 6 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

New tablet, $39 from the supermarket, stock Android 4.4 and google play, 8gb/500mb/1ghz.

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2015-04-12 04:09:19 (32 comments, 6 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

New tablet, $39 from the supermarket, stock Android 4.4 and google play, 8gb/500mb/1ghz.

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2015-04-24 12:21:08 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Being in an Aussie startup can be pretty dispiriting at times. This is a complacent, sleepy and stupid country. But we push on. 

Australia has not kept pace, and has under-invested in catalysing and supporting its high-tech industries as evidenced by the fact that we now have one of the lowest rates of start-up formation in the world, and one of the lowest rates of venture capital investment

#australia  ___Being in an Aussie startup can be pretty dispiriting at times. This is a complacent, sleepy and stupid country. But we push on. 

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2015-04-24 12:09:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Apparently Weeping Angels finished off the Anzacs.

#lestweblink

#AnzacCentenary___Apparently Weeping Angels finished off the Anzacs.

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2015-04-24 04:35:14 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Durations in ISO 8601? A little corner of hell.

Durations in ISO 8601? A little corner of hell.___

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2015-04-22 00:11:39 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

There's something really ass backwards about the way people are thinking about people manipulating markets by tricking algorithmic traders.

I would say that if you're using an algorithm that can be brought down by a fake tweet or a bunch of bullshit sells, then you're doing it wrong; the onus should be on the users and purveyors of bad algorithmic trading software.

People preying on stupid algorithms seems like a really positive development; strengthening the ecosystem. Think of it like reintroducing wolves into yellowstone; a trophic cascade.

(nb: that wolves thing might be bullshit too: https://strangebehaviors.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/maybe-wolves-dont-change-rivers-after-all/)

Unbelievable!  Literally.  This guy is being scapegoated. Maybe he was the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back, but clearly there's a lot more stuff that went wrong than just his manual spoofing.___There's something really ass backwards about the way people are thinking about people manipulating markets by tricking algorithmic traders.

I would say that if you're using an algorithm that can be brought down by a fake tweet or a bunch of bullshit sells, then you're doing it wrong; the onus should be on the users and purveyors of bad algorithmic trading software.

People preying on stupid algorithms seems like a really positive development; strengthening the ecosystem. Think of it like reintroducing wolves into yellowstone; a trophic cascade.

(nb: that wolves thing might be bullshit too: https://strangebehaviors.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/maybe-wolves-dont-change-rivers-after-all/)

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2015-04-21 04:48:52 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Dragonfire!

"The Indian city of Lucknow made headlines last week by announcing its intention to weaponize drones for use against protesters. But a South African company called Desert Wolf says that it has already sold weaponized multi-rotor drones to governments around the world, as well as an international mining house, for crowd control purposes."

"Called the Skunk Riot Control Copter, the device is equipped with four compressed air guns each capable of firing twenty rounds per second, giving the drone a maximum firing rate of eighty rounds per second."___Dragonfire!

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2015-04-20 23:25:51 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

h/t +iPan Darius​

h/t +iPan Darius​___

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2015-04-20 23:23:31 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Wifi. Ok, I'm listening.

Absolutely HUGE update for +Android Wear. Draw emojis, faster access to apps, and Wi-Fi.___Wifi. Ok, I'm listening.

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2015-04-20 21:21:24 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

From each according to his abilities, to each according to the DMG.

Dungeons & Dragons & Philosophers.___From each according to his abilities, to each according to the DMG.

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2015-04-20 13:34:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

New platform as a service from Microsoft. I'm a huge fan of PaaS; don't make me think about all those skeuomorphic fake Linux boxen.

Microsoft Announces Azure Service Fabric, A New Framework For Building Highly Scalable Cloud Services___New platform as a service from Microsoft. I'm a huge fan of PaaS; don't make me think about all those skeuomorphic fake Linux boxen.

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2015-04-20 12:25:47 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2015-04-20 09:06:14 (38 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

17 November. They just set the date that I have to buy a next gen console.

I'm betting there'll be some kind of Battlefront + Console deals floating around for christmas.

Holy Fscking Shit this looks good. Hard to believe it's using the same Frostbite 3 engine as Battlefield 4.___17 November. They just set the date that I have to buy a next gen console.

I'm betting there'll be some kind of Battlefront + Console deals floating around for christmas.

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2015-04-20 04:40:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I am reminded of this line from Rosalie Goes Shopping: " When You're $100,000 In Debt, It's Your Problem. When You're $1,000,000 In Debt... It's The Bank's."

She didn't steal nearly enough ;-)

I'm also struck by hyperbole inflation since the '80s; my recollection was that this quote was a million and a billion.

(h/t +Robert Cooper )

I am reminded of this line from Rosalie Goes Shopping: " When You're $100,000 In Debt, It's Your Problem. When You're $1,000,000 In Debt... It's The Bank's."

She didn't steal nearly enough ;-)

I'm also struck by hyperbole inflation since the '80s; my recollection was that this quote was a million and a billion.

(h/t +Robert Cooper )___

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2015-04-20 04:35:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Seven seasons at the outside, might only be six, in total?

"We could go another four years" ... "So the idea that we’re going to try and stretch it out by an extra couple years just because we’re all having a good time doing it and people are making money off it just feels like it would be a betrayal."

How many more seasons do you see this going?

Benioff: We’ve got a very definitive idea of how much longer it is, and we’re getting there. We’ve just started writing episodes for season six. I think we’re heading into the home stretch. Hopefully, we’ll have a clear answer soon.

We could go another four years — and we could come up with good stories — but the one thing that really got us excited when we pitched this to HBO was that this isn’t just a regular series. It’s a real story with a beginning, a middle and an end.

We know what the end is, and we’re barreling toward it. So the idea that we’re going to try and stretch it out by an extra couple years just because we’re all having a good time doing it and people are making money off it just feels like it would be a betrayal.

Sounds like the TV version of the story might ends even before Book six?___Seven seasons at the outside, might only be six, in total?

"We could go another four years" ... "So the idea that we’re going to try and stretch it out by an extra couple years just because we’re all having a good time doing it and people are making money off it just feels like it would be a betrayal."

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2015-04-20 02:01:50 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

+John Hardy 

+John Hardy ___

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2015-04-20 00:19:26 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Source:
http://www.smh.com.au/environment/call-for-pynes-resignation-over-4-million-funding-to-climate-contrarian-20150417-1mnp51.html?hc_location=ufi

#australia   #auspol   #christopherpyne   #bjornlomborg   #climatedenial  

Source:
http://www.smh.com.au/environment/call-for-pynes-resignation-over-4-million-funding-to-climate-contrarian-20150417-1mnp51.html?hc_location=ufi

#australia   #auspol   #christopherpyne   #bjornlomborg   #climatedenial  ___

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2015-04-20 00:18:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

DIY electrical neural stimulation coming. This feels like the start of something big, although we might look back on it like we do on tonic wines from the 19th century... wtf were we/they thinking?

Can a low dose of electric current enhance a specific brain pattern to boost creativity?  Flavio Frohlich of UNC (University of North Carolina) claims that using a 10-Hertz current run through electrodes attached to the scalp enhanced the brain’s natural alpha wave oscillations, triggering of a specific and complex behavior – in this case, creativity.
 ___DIY electrical neural stimulation coming. This feels like the start of something big, although we might look back on it like we do on tonic wines from the 19th century... wtf were we/they thinking?

2015-04-19 09:49:08 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

How many episodes of Season 5 have you watched so far?

How many episodes of Season 5 have you watched so far?___

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2015-04-19 03:30:23 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Technology, wisely applied, can knock the pillars of inelasticity out from under people. That creates a sudden chance to rapidly equalize wealth distributions, which in turn has a strong negative effect on capture. The question of whether you can maintain that negative effect after the initial pulse, or whether wealth will inevitably end up re-aggregating through a combination of capture and externalization even in a zero-inelasticity world, is one of the major hard questions we're likely to face in the next few decades.

Today, I’d like to talk a bit about economics. In particular, I want to look at why capitalism can both work amazingly well and fail amazingly badly, often at the same time, and is such a great factory for “best of times, worst of times” conditions. The seven-word summary is: “Free markets work, except when they don’t.”

I won’t spend too much time on the first part of the sentence, because presumably you’re familiar with the ways in which free markets can work well. Basically, if two people freely engage in a trade, by definition it makes both parties happier; if it didn’t, they wouldn’t have engaged in that trade in the first place. The more trade is possible, the more people can accumulate things that make them happy – e.g., more free time to spend with their families while getting the same amount of food. There are all sorts of mechanisms which amplify that; probably the most important is “comparative advantage,” which shows how if there are enough people around so that everyone can specialize in what they’re best at, everyone comes out ahead. (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparative_advantage if you want to learn more about it; Ricardo’s example is a good place to start)

However, if you’ve paid any attention at all to the world in the past few centuries, you’ve probably already got an objection to what I just said: “You think they wouldn’t have engaged in that trade if it didn’t make them happier? What if they didn’t have a choice?” And you would be perfectly right, and that part is the heart of “except when they don’t.” There are a few ways in which free markets can fail, but most of them are obscure and relatively easy to fix (e.g., limited money supply). The big one, which represents the overwhelming majority of all the problems, is coercion: the argument that a free trade makes both parties happier doesn't apply to trades which are not free.

(And note, by the way, that coercion harms free markets both locally – in that the individuals being coerced lose out, often by a lot – and globally, in that coercion is essentially a “tax” levied by one person on another. Those of you familiar with economics will recognize that whenever the price of something is pushed away from its natural equilibrium, overall value goes down. So when I talk about failures of capitalism, I mean failures that are simultaneously moral and financial failures.)

As far as I can tell, the large majority of coercion comes in three forms, which I’ll call externalization, capture, and inelasticity. These three overlap and most real situations combine them, but what they have in common is that they’re ways in which one person can force someone else to accept a trade that they would normally never take.


Externalization, also known as “negative externalities,” is when I can make everyone else pay my costs. The most common forms which don't overlap heavily with capture (the next item) are when I can take my costs from a poorly-policed commons (e.g., dump waste into an air supply that nobody is monitoring), or when I can spread the costs out so widely that every individual's cost of recovery would exceed the damages to them. (Playing games with individuals less able to individually recover is part of capture and inelasticity)

Capture is the classic positive-feedback problem of any system of human power: you can use your power to get more of it. Pure capture (as opposed to inelasticity) happens when there are central methods of regulation or other power-amplifying systems which you bring under your control via bribery, coercion, etc., and suddenly rather than regulating you they amplify you. That can be anything from regulation of pollution of commons to having the police keep Those People "under control" for you. 

Inelasticity is the result of the fact that the value of money isn't linear. If you have $100,000, then $1 means a lot less to you than if you have $10,000. In particular, people's needs up to a certain wealth level are dominated by constant overheads such as food and housing; so long as your total resource access is of the same scale as those overheads, your financial life is dominated by the severe consequences of falling below any one threshold. Once you're far from those overheads, the value of resources becomes far more linear. Often, a good way to measure this is in terms of "being one <event> away from disaster;" if the event is as small as a flat tire, versus if it's as big as inoperable cancer, it's a huge difference in life.

If two people are about to engage in a deal, and one of them is near-threshold while the other isn't, the one who isn't has huge negotiating leverage. For example, you can give someone a shitty job like mining coal that they would never accept if they had some option other than starvation. 

(Economists will note that in “inelasticity,” I’ve abused a term which actually represents something very natural, which is that the price of some goods isn’t very sensitive to supply or demand. The problem I’m describing here is really the problem of extreme inelasticity: specifically, when a person’s net resources are low enough that the costs of white-pill [“you need this in order to live,” nearly infinitely inelastic] goods become a dominant part of their financial calculus. Better terms for any of these would be welcome.)


There are methods to deal with all of these problems, and they work to varying extents.

The way you solve the first kind of externality is to not have poorly-policed commons. That doesn't necessarily mean enclosure, i.e. giving ownership of those commons to private individuals: in fact, enclosure is extremely susceptible to capture effects, as we saw with the original enclosures in 18th-century England. Methods like cap-and-trade, or simply either (a) requiring people to pay their own damned cleanup costs or (b) being up-front about the fact that we’ve decided to pay those costs as a community in exchange for the net benefits of whatever it is those people do, can be quite effective.

The second kind of externality, where people spread costs around widely – e.g., stealing $5 from every household in a city – can be solved by mechanisms like class-action suits, central regulators and law enforcement. In each case, the idea is to create some kind of entity (be it an ad-hoc collective of individuals or a dedicated set of professionals) which is strong enough, and incented properly, to pursue recovery whenever someone tries to steal from the community. 

There’s a hybrid kind of externality which also uses inelasticity: if you steal from the poor, they’re less likely to have the resources to go after you. This is based on the fact that recovery of any sort tends to have fixed overhead costs, e.g. the time, money, and knowledge required to sue someone. When people’s total spare budget of any of these is tiny because of their basic cost of survival – e.g., when someone is working hourly and can’t afford the time to engage in a lawsuit – it becomes a lot easier to steal with impunity. This is just a nastier variation of the second kind of externality, and is often best solved with a swift kick to a tender area of the anatomy.

You can solve inelasticity by reducing the overhead costs to zero. There are many different overhead costs -- food, shelter, transport, child care, etc., etc. -- and each can be analyzed separately and each creates value in its reduction. One way to reduce those is to literally reduce the cost of the items; e.g., the real cost of clothing has plummeted over the past few centuries, and now lacking clothing is only a major factor for people near the absolute bottom of the resource curve, where clothing is really being used as a substitute for shelter. Another way is to reduce need for the items, e.g. by having housing close enough to work and so on that people don't need lots of transport. A third way is to socialize the costs of these items, e.g. by having functional public transit or health care. That doesn't reduce their intrinsic costs, but it eliminates the inelasticity effect on individuals by averaging their cost over the entire population.

Capture is harder to solve. The best solution proposed so far has been democracy, but as we're well aware, that's more like "the worst solution except for all the other ones that have been proposed." There are some fields in which it can be solved by things like direct competition among regulators, but that has strange failure modes: consider, e.g., the competition among bond rating agencies which was supposed to ensure that bond ratings were meaningful. Unfortunately, all three of them were funded by bond sellers, not buyers, and so had the same incentives; a lot of the mortgage crisis was a consequence of that. (Specifically, that the various CDO's being traded had been AAA-rated based on completely nonsensical models, which any rater that had an incentive to actually think through would have known)


Importantly, though, I think that the first part of that original sentence about free trade is at least as important as the second: capitalism works well when coercion is brought under control. Communism was a recipe for making everybody miserable – and ultimately proved even more vulnerable to capture than capitalism. Feudalism and so on are even worse. Even more significantly, capitalism works better by its own metrics when coercion is eliminated: in fact, economists tend to model these things as a kind of tax on the system.

However, benefit to the system as a whole doesn't translate to benefit as individuals. In particular, if you're making a lot of money off (say) inelasticity, by having a large pool of desperate and subservient workers, then even though the aggregate wealth of society would go up a lot if they weren't so desperate, your own wealth (especially your effective wealth, divided by the cost of converting it to goods) would go down. That creates one hell of an incentive for capture, in forms ranging from direct regulatory capture by bribes, to funding astroturf organizations, to creating entire media and social panics, all the way out to creating social institutions – e.g., feudalism or slavery.

So while solving externalization and inelasticity are extremely important, capture is often the key to the whole deal.

Fortunately, it isn't always the key to the deal: sometimes, for example, someone figures out a way to knock the price of some key good down through the floor so quickly that existing groups can't figure out how to capture it in time. The expansion of Europeans through North America was an interesting example of that case (where the price of land became cheap because anyone could just kill people and take it -- or, once the cost of killing people got socialized into an army, just take it); their expansion through South America much less so, because there expansion was effectively captured as an industry by entrenched nobles. The rise of new technologies is a somewhat less bloodthirsty example: e.g., when companies like FedEx cratered the price of small-scale many-to-many shipping logistics, thousands of new businesses suddenly emerged.

Technology, wisely applied, can knock the pillars of inelasticity out from under people. That creates a sudden chance to rapidly equalize wealth distributions, which in turn has a strong negative effect on capture. The question of whether you can maintain that negative effect after the initial pulse, or whether wealth will inevitably end up re-aggregating through a combination of capture and externalization even in a zero-inelasticity world, is one of the major hard questions we're likely to face in the next few decades.

But it’s one of my major interests, and it’s why I spend my time working on technologies which I think can alter the basic cost calculus of the world, by making something previously necessary and expensive (be it knowledge, or communication, or data storage) nearly free.


Illustrative cartoon by Ape Lad (http://goo.gl/QI13CH), CC-NC-ND. Thanks as well to +Xenophrenia​​​ for the initial conversation which sparked this post, and for many other such arguments about the nature of capitalism.___Technology, wisely applied, can knock the pillars of inelasticity out from under people. That creates a sudden chance to rapidly equalize wealth distributions, which in turn has a strong negative effect on capture. The question of whether you can maintain that negative effect after the initial pulse, or whether wealth will inevitably end up re-aggregating through a combination of capture and externalization even in a zero-inelasticity world, is one of the major hard questions we're likely to face in the next few decades.

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2015-04-18 14:51:01 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

All of this.

All of this.___

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2015-04-17 08:11:18 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Data loss! Help 'em out.

Data loss! Help 'em out.___

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2015-04-17 02:45:27 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

In a parallel universe, Disney is engaging Michael Bay to reboot the original Star Wars. Vin Diesel is going to play Chewbacca. 

Who plays Luke, Han, Leia, ...? What else happens? 

In a parallel universe, Disney is engaging Michael Bay to reboot the original Star Wars. Vin Diesel is going to play Chewbacca. 

Who plays Luke, Han, Leia, ...? What else happens? ___

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2015-04-16 23:52:49 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

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2015-04-16 23:30:04 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

" To drive the point home, Dutta, an assistant professor of electrical engineering at the University of Michigan, emails me a photo of 50 of these computers. They barely fill a thimble halfway to its brim."

" To drive the point home, Dutta, an assistant professor of electrical engineering at the University of Michigan, emails me a photo of 50 of these computers. They barely fill a thimble halfway to its brim."___

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2015-04-16 05:15:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

When he laid it down, it stayed down.

When he laid it down, it stayed down.___

2015-04-16 04:52:32 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

People seem to find it hard to differentiate between doing something and paying someone to do it. I am people too.

People seem to find it hard to differentiate between doing something and paying someone to do it. I am people too.___

2015-04-16 04:30:13 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

“On Instagram they can’t hear you scream.”

Just FYI, what we want to steer away from is any appearance that we work around the clock. Because we do, in fact, work around the clock. So no posts at midnight when everyone’s simultaneously ashen and greasy while also being super angry. Also, you’ll see some crying. There’s no getting around that. So, you know, treat others the way you’d want to be treated, i.e. by not posting photos of them locked in a bathroom stall sobbing. None of that.___“On Instagram they can’t hear you scream.”

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2015-04-16 00:20:10 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Giving this a go. Not bad!

Today we launched Google Handwriting Input (http://goo.gl/qWWhDU), which lets users handwrite text on their Android mobile device as an additional input method for any Android app, supporting 82 languages in 20 distinct scripts. It works with both printed and cursive writing input with or without a stylus. Beyond text input, it also provides a fun way to enter hundreds of emojis by drawing them (simply press and hold the ‘enter’ button to switch modes). It also works with or without an Internet connection. Learn more at http://goo.gl/j7lFbC___Giving this a go. Not bad!

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2015-04-15 02:58:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Will you buy +Chris Hadfield 's album? I might!

h/t +steph wanamaker 

Will you buy +Chris Hadfield 's album? I might!

h/t +steph wanamaker ___

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2015-04-15 02:51:17 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Lots of hand wringing in the press about the GoT leak and how bad it is for HBO. 

They say this while simultaneously quoting the CEO from 2013:
"If you go around the world, I think you're right, that Game of Thrones is the most pirated show in the world," Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes told investors during a 2013 earnings call. "Now that's better than an Emmy."

I read elsewhere (but now can't find the reference) that GoT's viewership tends to rise as a season progresses.

So the first four episodes have leaked. Buzz exploded. Then, people will want to see the rest. 

I think HBO Now is going to make some serious money from this season, and HBO is going to be silent about piracy.

Lots of hand wringing in the press about the GoT leak and how bad it is for HBO. 

They say this while simultaneously quoting the CEO from 2013:
"If you go around the world, I think you're right, that Game of Thrones is the most pirated show in the world," Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes told investors during a 2013 earnings call. "Now that's better than an Emmy."

I read elsewhere (but now can't find the reference) that GoT's viewership tends to rise as a season progresses.

So the first four episodes have leaked. Buzz exploded. Then, people will want to see the rest. 

I think HBO Now is going to make some serious money from this season, and HBO is going to be silent about piracy.___

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2015-04-14 13:55:45 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

"Over the past week TorGuard has seen a massive jump in Australian subscribers. Traffic from this region is currently up over 150% and recent trends indicate that the upsurge is here to stay,” TorGuard’s Ben Van der Pelt tells us."

"Over the past week TorGuard has seen a massive jump in Australian subscribers. Traffic from this region is currently up over 150% and recent trends indicate that the upsurge is here to stay,” TorGuard’s Ben Van der Pelt tells us."___

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2015-04-14 13:06:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

"Researchers from Ohio State University find participants who took the painkiller reported a weaker emotional response than those who had taken a dummy tablet"

That sounds amazingly useful.

Pain-killer or pleasure-killler? Psychaoactive paracetamol (acetaminophen):
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11534817/Paracetamol-kills-feelings-of-pleasure-as-well-as-pain.html___"Researchers from Ohio State University find participants who took the painkiller reported a weaker emotional response than those who had taken a dummy tablet"

That sounds amazingly useful.

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2015-04-14 13:01:39 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

SBS uses Downfall meme to promote airing of Downfall. Ok, I'll buy that.

SBS uses Downfall meme to promote airing of Downfall. Ok, I'll buy that.___

2015-04-14 12:55:33 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Facebook just looks bad. #php

Facebook just looks bad. #php___

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2015-04-14 09:37:39 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

There's no way I'm monitoring my kids' internet use. I'll find my own porn thanks very much.

I could almost (almost) believe that such an app could be good for people if it weren't such a blatant breach of trust and also if I didn't know how stupid most people are with their passwords.

To the first issue: if you covertly use this service, it's a massive disregard for the trusting relationship that parents are apparently meant to be forming with their children. The CEO of the company that produces the app claims that "privacy is trumped by safety". Even if you surveil them openly, and tell them that you're doing so, it still has the same trust issues. If they're not engaging in risk-taking behaviour, then hopefully you have the kind of dialogue where they can approach you about anything like that. If they are then 1) I assume you'd need to use something like this without their consent, 2) you'll probably catch them out once or twice, and 3) once they figure it out, they'll not only move to another device/means of doing these things, and I doubt they'll be willing to talk to you about them - or less so.

To the second point: I don't know if I have circled any parents, but if (if) you choose to use this, please use the strongest password you can muster (and don't reuse it). Change it regularly. Although all of this should apply to all online accounts, a situation where someone else's privacy at risk is, in my opinion, so much more important to safeguard. The number of people who use ridiculously weak passwords and PINs is frightening - one study claims that a clever thief will be able to access funds from at least one in every 18 wallets with an ATM card, because people are silly and they use silly PINs. This kind of success rate is mind-boggling, considering that these credentials guard our money. Also passwords are weak - there were enough breaches last year and in the past for us to have reasonable statistics on this.___There's no way I'm monitoring my kids' internet use. I'll find my own porn thanks very much.

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2015-04-14 06:03:20 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I'm really intrigued to play with one of these watches.

I'm reposting this review because I found this guy's second point bizarre:

"Apple’s Leather Bands Feel Cheap"

...

"Apple is selling ultra-premium leather watch bands where you can’t actually tell if a human was involved in the process of making it."

He goes on to criticize in detail the bands for being precision made by machines rather than feeling "hand made" by people.

Did he ever think for a minute about what all this fetishism over "hand made" really means at scale?

I guess if you pay for premium leather, you want to know not only that animals died, but that poor people suffered. 

"There are no stitches! Are you kidding me?"

Are you kidding me? wtf.

___I'm really intrigued to play with one of these watches.

I'm reposting this review because I found this guy's second point bizarre:

"Apple’s Leather Bands Feel Cheap"

...

"Apple is selling ultra-premium leather watch bands where you can’t actually tell if a human was involved in the process of making it."

He goes on to criticize in detail the bands for being precision made by machines rather than feeling "hand made" by people.

Did he ever think for a minute about what all this fetishism over "hand made" really means at scale?

I guess if you pay for premium leather, you want to know not only that animals died, but that poor people suffered. 

"There are no stitches! Are you kidding me?"

Are you kidding me? wtf.

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2015-04-13 07:28:08 (29 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Let me first say that I strongly believe we should all be immunised.

But, I also want to note the narrative here. 

These stories could say "coalition announces restrictions on welfare for parents".

In fact this is a backhanded cut to welfare for the poor, who I think will be overrepresented in statistics on lack of immunisation.

The authoritarian elements on the left will roll over on this; after all, this is social engineering we can all get behind!

But we should recognise what's actually going on here; it's the regressive neoliberal cut welfare/education/health agenda in sheep's clothing.

Maybe that's ok? Maybe this is the new defanged LNP, looking for what, for them, are the touchy feely options?

Let me first say that I strongly believe we should all be immunised.

But, I also want to note the narrative here. 

These stories could say "coalition announces restrictions on welfare for parents".

In fact this is a backhanded cut to welfare for the poor, who I think will be overrepresented in statistics on lack of immunisation.

The authoritarian elements on the left will roll over on this; after all, this is social engineering we can all get behind!

But we should recognise what's actually going on here; it's the regressive neoliberal cut welfare/education/health agenda in sheep's clothing.

Maybe that's ok? Maybe this is the new defanged LNP, looking for what, for them, are the touchy feely options?___

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2015-04-12 14:15:09 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

For realz!

The pirated “GoT” episodes are legitimate copies, Excipio said; the source of the leak is unclear at this point but some outlets have speculated that it came from a press screener.

#oops #justonecopyisenough___For realz!

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2015-04-12 12:32:01 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Man you shouldn't watch this before bed. Nightmares.

Man you shouldn't watch this before bed. Nightmares.___

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2015-04-12 05:50:56 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Pendo pad selfie. Rockin the .3mp front (only) camera. Camera placement is weird.

Pendo pad selfie. Rockin the .3mp front (only) camera. Camera placement is weird.___

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2015-04-12 04:09:19 (32 comments, 6 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

New tablet, $39 from the supermarket, stock Android 4.4 and google play, 8gb/500mb/1ghz.

New tablet, $39 from the supermarket, stock Android 4.4 and google play, 8gb/500mb/1ghz.___

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2015-04-10 12:40:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

This is a thing of beauty. There must be security pros throwing up a bit in their mouths over this one.

"Post-it note on wall revealed network's passwords for YouTube, Instagram."

#opsec , come on!___This is a thing of beauty. There must be security pros throwing up a bit in their mouths over this one.

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2015-04-10 12:33:35 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Batteries are on an exponential cost curve, along with solar PV.

"  For the leading electric vehicle makers, Tesla and Nissan, costs fell by 8 percent a year. This astounding decline puts battery costs right around the level that the International Energy Agency predicted they would reach in 2020. We are six years ahead of the curve.   "___Batteries are on an exponential cost curve, along with solar PV.

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2015-04-10 03:49:29 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I wrote a thing. Please share if you like it and want a hug. ;-)

#copywriter   #copywriting  

http://www.divinewrite.com.au/copywriting/copywriting-tools/32-software-tools-freelance-copywriters/

I wrote a thing. Please share if you like it and want a hug. ;-)

#copywriter   #copywriting  

http://www.divinewrite.com.au/copywriting/copywriting-tools/32-software-tools-freelance-copywriters/___

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2015-04-08 03:49:18 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Wow, that's really cool. 

In parts of China, you can get tea (although not cake) delivered by drone. And in the US? ___Wow, that's really cool. 

2015-04-08 03:11:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Are we having bad AppEngine weather today? The console is failing (timing out) for at least one of my apps, and another one isn't logging properly as far as I can tell.

Are we having bad AppEngine weather today? The console is failing (timing out) for at least one of my apps, and another one isn't logging properly as far as I can tell.___

2015-04-08 03:11:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Are we having bad AppEngine weather today? The console is failing (timing out) for at least one of my apps, and another one isn't logging properly as far as I can tell.

Are we having bad AppEngine weather today? The console is failing (timing out) for at least one of my apps, and another one isn't logging properly as far as I can tell.___

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2015-04-08 02:50:34 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

From the article:
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Seven years later, he’s still not sure why this particular image took off.

“I have no idea,” he laughed, “It’s simple. It’s really recognizable at varying sizes. I don’t know. It’s got this striking design. It wasn’t intentional. I’m not a graphics designer. I do some art, but that was not a good drawing. Definitely not my best work.”

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Further down:
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“It’s really troublesome when you’re making a game comprised entirely of memes,” he said. “It’s a big problem of copyright infringement, all across the board, and I guess I was the only one with enough time to go out of my way and shake it down.”

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This is a great, typical example of the IP lottery. The internet throws up something iconic. Someone happens to be behind "creating" it, but that's not really thecreation; the context is the creati... more »

From the article:
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Seven years later, he’s still not sure why this particular image took off.

“I have no idea,” he laughed, “It’s simple. It’s really recognizable at varying sizes. I don’t know. It’s got this striking design. It wasn’t intentional. I’m not a graphics designer. I do some art, but that was not a good drawing. Definitely not my best work.”

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Further down:
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“It’s really troublesome when you’re making a game comprised entirely of memes,” he said. “It’s a big problem of copyright infringement, all across the board, and I guess I was the only one with enough time to go out of my way and shake it down.”

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This is a great, typical example of the IP lottery. The internet throws up something iconic. Someone happens to be behind "creating" it, but that's not really the creation; the context is the creation. The process this image went through on 4chan and then out in the world is the creation.

Yet in our system everything has to be owned. So this guy gets paid ongoingly for doing nothing since sketching this picture; essentially a random payout.

But this isn't victimless. Look at how he talks about finding a little app and being bothered to "shake it down"; someone else tried to create something based on what they would have assumed were free floating memes bubbled up out of the internet, and this guy, who's contributed an amount approaching zero to the creation process, can go shut it down. 

I don't mean to single him out; this happens everywhere all the time. It is just a particularly banal and so stark example of the normal functioning of our IP system to allow extraction of rents from the space of ideas, and the normal effect of that which is to seriously chill and retard the mixing of ideas and creative work as a result.

It's a fuckup. We should stop doing it. ___

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2015-04-07 13:48:07 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

"In the US, certain types of warrants can come with gag orders preventing the recipient from disclosing the existence of warrant to anyone else. A warrant canary is basically a legal hack of that prohibition. Instead of saying "I just received a warrant with a gag order," the potential recipient keeps repeating "I have not received any warrants." If the recipient stops saying that, the rest of us are supposed to assume that he has been served one.

Lots of organizations maintain them. Personally, I have never believed this trick would work. It relies on the fact that a prohibition against speaking doesn't prevent someone from not speaking. But courts generally aren't impressed by this sort of thing, and I can easily imagine a secret warrant that includes a prohibition against triggering the warrant canary. And for all I know, there are right now secret legal... more »

"In the US, certain types of warrants can come with gag orders preventing the recipient from disclosing the existence of warrant to anyone else. A warrant canary is basically a legal hack of that prohibition. Instead of saying "I just received a warrant with a gag order," the potential recipient keeps repeating "I have not received any warrants." If the recipient stops saying that, the rest of us are supposed to assume that he has been served one.

Lots of organizations maintain them. Personally, I have never believed this trick would work. It relies on the fact that a prohibition against speaking doesn't prevent someone from not speaking. But courts generally aren't impressed by this sort of thing, and I can easily imagine a secret warrant that includes a prohibition against triggering the warrant canary. And for all I know, there are right now secret legal proceedings on this very issue.

Australia has sidestepped all of this by outlawing warrant canaries entirely:

Section 182A of the new law says that a person commits an offense if he or she discloses or uses information about "the existence or non-existence of such a [journalist information] warrant." The penalty upon conviction is two years imprisonment.
Expect that sort of wording in future US surveillance bills, too."

There must be other approaches. For example, "I have never seen a warrant"___

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2015-04-07 05:30:37 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Ok, this could get interesting. As far as I'm aware, the correct first move if you receive a letter is "see you in court". I'm sure the EFF will have more info.

In a landmark judgment, Australian ISPs have been ordered to hand over the identities of thousands of people who allegedly shared Dallas Buyers Club online.___Ok, this could get interesting. As far as I'm aware, the correct first move if you receive a letter is "see you in court". I'm sure the EFF will have more info.

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2015-04-06 23:07:27 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

"The real target is always the biggest sector which pays penalty rates. The nurses. The social workers. Yes, those most likely to be paid penalty rates work in social assistance and health care. And one-third of them rely on that income to pay household expenses."

"The real target is always the biggest sector which pays penalty rates. The nurses. The social workers. Yes, those most likely to be paid penalty rates work in social assistance and health care. And one-third of them rely on that income to pay household expenses."___

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