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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 16:05:31470102
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 10:46:52476221141
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
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 17:52:34287233
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 06:05:57252563
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
Robert Scoble161,698A circle of geeks (part I). Here's almost 1,000 active geeks. Programmers, developers, and highly technical people. Here's A-K.Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-10-12 03:14:05493806964

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One of the biggest challenges in information retrieval (the branch of computer science that includes search and content recommendation) is how to find good content which humans haven't already found. To date, the most reliable signals have been other human judgments: for example, PageRank is a measure of how "good" a site is based on links people have made to that site (with the challenge being how to separate "meaningful" and trustworthy links from the rest), and collaborative filtering is based on what other users have chosen (with the challenge being how to find users with similar enough taste to be relevant).

The challenge is that, when new material shows up on the scene, you don't yet have any human interactions -- and quite often, good material, things people would love, simply goes unnoticed and never builds up the interaction signals which help. To detect... more »

One of the biggest challenges in information retrieval (the branch of computer science that includes search and content recommendation) is how to find good content which humans haven't already found. To date, the most reliable signals have been other human judgments: for example, PageRank is a measure of how "good" a site is based on links people have made to that site (with the challenge being how to separate "meaningful" and trustworthy links from the rest), and collaborative filtering is based on what other users have chosen (with the challenge being how to find users with similar enough taste to be relevant).

The challenge is that, when new material shows up on the scene, you don't yet have any human interactions -- and quite often, good material, things people would love, simply goes unnoticed and never builds up the interaction signals which help. To detect quality in these things requires understanding the content itself, and the aspects of it which matter to people.

There are several hard aspects to this. One is simply understanding the content at the right granularity: "the color of the top-left pixel" or "the frequency of the word 'whenever'" are too fine-grained to give us a hint about whether people will like something, so we need to be able to group the content into more meaningful structures. For images, that might be "an image of a face in 3/4-profile," a certain color balance or contrast, a perspective or a cropping, and advances in image recognition in the past few years have (finally) made it possible to reliably identify such features. For text, it's much harder: there isn't yet even a clear idea of what features both could be measured about text and determine people's tastes. (How do you measure "intellectually meaty" or "hinting at scandal?")

This paper has used the recent advances in image processing, together with recent advances in AI in general, to get a sense of which pictures people will like. It started by taking several thousand images, and having them rated by humans for quality; that was used as "ground truth." Then, those thousands of images are analyzed into meaningful features, and a neural network is trained to find patterns of image features which predict human taste.

This is what neural networks, and other kinds of "supervised" machine learning systems, do in general: they take as inputs a bunch of signals, and combine them using a large number of parameters -- the "weights" -- to produce predictions of some values that you want to measure. The weights are set by taking a large number of test examples ("golden data" or "ground truth") with known values of both the signals and the test values; weights are chosen ("trained") to maximize the quality of the system's predictions for this data. To make sure that the training doesn't just teach it to recognize those specific examples, the golden data is randomly split into two groups; one is used for training, and then it's tested against the other group to make sure that the predictions with the trained weights are good. If they are, then you have a model which can predict -- given any set of measured signals -- the truth values.

In this case, the signals are these features of the image, measured by a second machine learning system; the quantity being predicted is whether people will like it. Because these are all "content-based signals" -- that is, they're based on the contents of the image, and not on people's responses to it -- the resulting model can be applied to any image. 

The team then applied this model to a set of 9 million images from Flickr with fewer than five "favorites." They tested the quality of its picks by having human raters compare that result set with the set of popular images on Flickr; the result was excellent, with its "hidden gems" scoring statistically the same as the most popular images on the site.

I would expect a lot more work on related techniques over the next few years, and for this to have a significant impact on the way that content recommendation is done. The main upshot will be that more little-known works get the spotlight they deserve -- something critical, as more and more people are creating things of value that they want the world to see. 

h/t +Wayne Radinsky and +Daniel Estrada___

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2015-05-25 12:58:32 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

make your own Game- Boy -Girl with Raspberry Pi ;)
Tutorial: https://learn.adafruit.com/pocket-pigrrl/

via +Raspberry Pi 

make your own Game- Boy -Girl with Raspberry Pi ;)
Tutorial: https://learn.adafruit.com/pocket-pigrrl/

via +Raspberry Pi ___

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2015-05-25 12:54:36 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

This “Energy-Generating Rubber” is a piezoelectric mat that produces energy. How will it be used? Ricoh is hoping the inventor community will figure it out.

This “Energy-Generating Rubber” is a piezoelectric mat that produces energy. How will it be used? Ricoh is hoping the inventor community will figure it out.___

2015-05-25 00:40:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Wins the internet today! h/t +Ade Oshineye​

Come to think of it, let's make "carpe diem" the official motto of solar power.___Wins the internet today! h/t +Ade Oshineye​

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2015-05-25 00:39:11 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

San Francisco described in a 1930s history book


https://twitter.com/gragtah/status/442053685837717504/photo/1

San Francisco described in a 1930s history book


https://twitter.com/gragtah/status/442053685837717504/photo/1___

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2015-05-23 03:52:01 (2 comments, 6 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

So, umm... little disruptive maybe?

So, umm... little disruptive maybe?___

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2015-05-23 03:41:04 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

40 feet away. Wow! That's pretty cool.

Privacy is basically gone already. We don't notice because so far it's solidly asymmetrical; big orgs surveil us, we are mostly unaware. So we live in blissful ignorance.

The only way for that not to be dystopic is to get to where this is symmetrical. However, our own aversion to this tech holds us back from that step.

For example, the killer app for Glass was clearly facial recognition. If you could look at someone and their contact card popped up, priceless. But that application was killed early on due to the ick factor. Plus we all remember the hysteria about people wearing a camera (never mind all the big org cameras recording you everywhere!).

So we live with our heads in the sand. Actually, that'd be enough to foil iris recognition. Beware buttock detection...

Iris scanners can now identify us from 40 feet away. "Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University in the US demonstrated they were able to use their iris recognition technology to identify drivers from an image of their eye captured from their vehicle's side mirror."

The article claims there will be "social resistance" because, "people prefer a physical interaction when their biometrics are being read."___40 feet away. Wow! That's pretty cool.

Privacy is basically gone already. We don't notice because so far it's solidly asymmetrical; big orgs surveil us, we are mostly unaware. So we live in blissful ignorance.

The only way for that not to be dystopic is to get to where this is symmetrical. However, our own aversion to this tech holds us back from that step.

For example, the killer app for Glass was clearly facial recognition. If you could look at someone and their contact card popped up, priceless. But that application was killed early on due to the ick factor. Plus we all remember the hysteria about people wearing a camera (never mind all the big org cameras recording you everywhere!).

So we live with our heads in the sand. Actually, that'd be enough to foil iris recognition. Beware buttock detection...

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2015-05-22 14:14:57 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

My perfectly lovely HTC One M7 has become a laggy piece of crap since Lollipop was rolled out to it recently. It's acting like a computer might which is running out of ram and swapping things out of memory. Is lollipop a memory hog?

My perfectly lovely HTC One M7 has become a laggy piece of crap since Lollipop was rolled out to it recently. It's acting like a computer might which is running out of ram and swapping things out of memory. Is lollipop a memory hog?___

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2015-05-22 00:32:23 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Something weird with Chrome on Ubuntu today; it's suddenly zoomed in by about 50%. Toolbar etc are huge, controls are pixelated, default zoom on web page is way too zoomed in (I've since set the default to 67% as a work around). Firefox looked similar. Other apps are unaffected (eg: Eclipse). Must be an update from yesterday. 

Something weird with Chrome on Ubuntu today; it's suddenly zoomed in by about 50%. Toolbar etc are huge, controls are pixelated, default zoom on web page is way too zoomed in (I've since set the default to 67% as a work around). Firefox looked similar. Other apps are unaffected (eg: Eclipse). Must be an update from yesterday. ___

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2015-05-21 13:20:36 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Surely this communication is encrypted??

Top-secret documents reveal that spy agencies from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and United States planned to implant spyware on mobile phones by intercepting data sent between app stores. #android___Surely this communication is encrypted??

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2015-05-21 11:09:58 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

You can fool some of the people some of the time...

You can fool some of the people some of the time...___

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2015-05-21 10:37:55 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

This has just changed. You can now enable something called "Extra Data" which automatically adds a 1GB data block for $10 everytime you run out of data. So now we can go as high as we like at $10/GB.

Still pricey, but for instance if you needed to run a small tech business somewhere where the wired internet was hopeless, you could feasibly use 4G. It might cost you ten grand a year, but sometimes that's better than no internet at all.

Australians FYI: Ever wondered what the biggest possible 4G data plan is in Australia? It looks like this: $415/month for 50gb/month.

Above that, it's an excess data charge of 3c/mb, ie: $30/gb. So to get to 100gb/month it'd be a whopping $1915/month. ___This has just changed. You can now enable something called "Extra Data" which automatically adds a 1GB data block for $10 everytime you run out of data. So now we can go as high as we like at $10/GB.

Still pricey, but for instance if you needed to run a small tech business somewhere where the wired internet was hopeless, you could feasibly use 4G. It might cost you ten grand a year, but sometimes that's better than no internet at all.

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2015-05-21 06:23:40 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

"We are opposed to some of the most brilliant ideas in the world!"

"We are opposed to some of the most brilliant ideas in the world!"___

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2015-05-21 06:19:57 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Adelaide people! A rare treat... me!

Sweethearts this Saturday night Emlyn and I are doing our acappella thing at the Little Gig In The Hills. Sharing the bill with the mighty musician/storyteller Morgan Taubert. 16 Walker St, Mount Barker, South Australia 5251 8pm, $10 at the door.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4xVS39QLJE___Adelaide people! A rare treat... me!

2015-05-21 03:58:17 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

The beard signifies the courageous; the beard distinguishes the grown men, the earnest, the active, the vigorous. So that when we describe such, we say,  he is a bearded man.
-- St. Augustine

The beard signifies the courageous; the beard distinguishes the grown men, the earnest, the active, the vigorous. So that when we describe such, we say,  he is a bearded man.
-- St. Augustine___

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2015-05-21 01:31:13 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

More on genetically engineered yeast, this time without the drug terror. 

Edit: Note Alex's quotes below. The products of genetically engineered yeast are both "natural" and GMOs. That's pretty cool if you're a category person, meh if you're not, and a reason to crap your pants if this pushes your squick buttons.

Redesigning yeast to create flavor molecules offers some potential benefits. For starters, fermentation requires none of the harsh chemicals that are often used to extract essential oils from plants or react with petrochemical precursors. Engineered yeast also offers the possibility of democratizing rare, expensive flavors, like saffron, and, Patrick Boyle points out, it can "relieve some of the supply issues that come from using really rare plants."

But the main attraction of this new technology for food companies is that the resulting flavors can legally be labelled as "natural"—they are produced by a yeast, after all. What's more, because there is no yeast left in the final product, cultured flavors actually don't contain genetically modified organisms.___More on genetically engineered yeast, this time without the drug terror. 

Edit: Note Alex's quotes below. The products of genetically engineered yeast are both "natural" and GMOs. That's pretty cool if you're a category person, meh if you're not, and a reason to crap your pants if this pushes your squick buttons.

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2015-05-21 01:30:12 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Making any organic chemicals is about to become stupidly easy and unpreventable. I think that's a good thing.

h/t +John Hardy 

Future Shock strikes again. Once more science creates something new that is not quite covered by laws written a century ago.
I guess it will soon be illegal to own yeast.___Making any organic chemicals is about to become stupidly easy and unpreventable. I think that's a good thing.

h/t +John Hardy 

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2015-05-19 23:53:46 (36 comments, 8 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Robot arms in the kitchen. Makes a lot of sense.

Not quite ready for consumer primetime; note they are locked away in a glass enclosure; they're probably unsafe around people. It'd be a good idea to add safety features to stop them hurting people around them, so you can have them share bench space with people.

Robot Master Chef Cooks 2,000 Recipes, Cleans Up, Does the Dishes

Would you buy it?

More at: http://www.industrytap.com/robot-master-chef-cooks-2000-recipes-cleans-dishes/28765___Robot arms in the kitchen. Makes a lot of sense.

Not quite ready for consumer primetime; note they are locked away in a glass enclosure; they're probably unsafe around people. It'd be a good idea to add safety features to stop them hurting people around them, so you can have them share bench space with people.

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2015-05-19 23:45:32 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

One of the undercurrents of The Technium. Love these guys!

Piratebay's new logo just a few hours after their .se domain was seized___One of the undercurrents of The Technium. Love these guys!

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2015-05-19 10:47:51 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

"How machine learning is eating the software world. Regular developers are not data scientists, so software is being written to solve the problem. "H2O's Ambati hopes to make the power of machine learning accessible to standard programmers with the next iteration of the H2O product, which was launched today and is free under an open source license. With version 3, H2O is allowing Java, Python, and Scala developers to access the H2O machine learning technology directly from their integrated development environment (IDE). What's more, they can call the machine learning routines with a simple REST API."

"What we see as the vision for the space is that these analyses happen on the fly as things are happening, and as this is happening, you're changing your models and building new business solutions. The future of software engineering is going to be transformed with data... more »

"How machine learning is eating the software world. Regular developers are not data scientists, so software is being written to solve the problem. "H2O's Ambati hopes to make the power of machine learning accessible to standard programmers with the next iteration of the H2O product, which was launched today and is free under an open source license. With version 3, H2O is allowing Java, Python, and Scala developers to access the H2O machine learning technology directly from their integrated development environment (IDE). What's more, they can call the machine learning routines with a simple REST API."

"What we see as the vision for the space is that these analyses happen on the fly as things are happening, and as this is happening, you're changing your models and building new business solutions. The future of software engineering is going to be transformed with data science and machine learning. Software is eating the world and machine learning is eating software."___

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2015-05-19 10:22:13 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

And then someone just fixes something you didn't really know was broken.

I don't think we Dads often get experiences like this for ourselves. Beautiful.

h/t +John Hardy 

Very cool.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTpCTDwjHZQ___And then someone just fixes something you didn't really know was broken.

I don't think we Dads often get experiences like this for ourselves. Beautiful.

h/t +John Hardy 

2015-05-19 01:35:10 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Pulling on my datahazard suit, diving into client systems. What's that smell?

Pulling on my datahazard suit, diving into client systems. What's that smell?___

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2015-05-18 13:35:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Facebook building box around Eternal September. Oh dear.

How Facebook is building the website to end all websites and the app to end all apps.

(Read my column: http://goo.gl/qTwVVf )

It's becoming clear that Facebook is systematically taking activities that people do outside Facebook and bringing them into the social network.

Soon, the vast majority of Facebook users will have no reason to ever leave the social network. 

Facebook is becoming a second Internet. 

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2922899/social-media/facebook-the-other-internet.html

#facebook  ___Facebook building box around Eternal September. Oh dear.

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2015-05-18 00:22:19 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

A cat for Sand People.

Asian Manul Cat___A cat for Sand People.

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2015-05-17 23:44:00 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

The answer to the big question of “When?” for self-driving trucks is that they can essentially hit our economy at any time.

The answer to the big question of “When?” for self-driving trucks is that they can essentially hit our economy at any time.___

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2015-05-17 12:11:17 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Interesting way to generate power from wind. No moving parts and silent. Via +Vlad Markov​

Interesting way to generate power from wind. No moving parts and silent. Via +Vlad Markov​___

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2015-05-17 10:40:43 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

From +Kevin Kelly​'s What Technology Wants.

From +Kevin Kelly​'s What Technology Wants.___

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2015-05-17 06:07:51 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Iraq wasn't a mistake, it was a crime.

I marched along with tens of thousands just in my city, against joining the war in Iraq. 80% of Australians were against it. But they went anyway.

From Professor Krugman:

"[T]he crucial thing to understand is that the invasion wasn’t a mistake, it was a crime. We were lied into war. And we shouldn’t let that ugly truth be forgotten."

This is #TheTruth. For all of his Evil, ethnic cleansing, and Crimes Against Humanity, Saddam did not possess the Weapons of Mass Destruction claimed by Cheney and the Bush administration. It was One Big Lie that led us into Iraq and now we are stuck with ISIS.

You know who also is One Big Lie?

"Consider the long period when Paul Ryan was held up as the very model of a serious, honest, conservative. It was obvious from the beginning, if you were willing to do even a bit of homework, that he was a fraud, and that his alleged concern about the deficit was just a cover for the real goal of dismantling the welfare state. Even the inflation craziness may be best explained in terms of the political agenda: people on the right were furious with the Fed for, as they saw it, heading off the fiscal crisis they wanted to justify their anti-social-insurance crusade, so they put pressure on the Fed to stop doing its job."___Iraq wasn't a mistake, it was a crime.

I marched along with tens of thousands just in my city, against joining the war in Iraq. 80% of Australians were against it. But they went anyway.

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2015-05-17 04:16:17 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Professor Mark Post of Maastricht University, one of the world's foremost experts on synthetic meat, was responsible for that first fully lab-grown burger a few years ago which was generally reviewed as tasting not bad. At the time, it cost nearly a quarter of a million dollars to make - but in a new interview with the Australian Broadcasting Company, he says he's gotten the cost down to AU$80 per kilo - about US$29 per pound. In a few years, this could easily become cost-competitive with ordinary beef, and then even cheaper: cows are, if you think about it, an awfully inefficient way to convert water and grain into protein, going through that whole "life form" business in the interim.

I suspect that it will be a long time until lab-grown meat tastes as good as cow-grown (it's not easy to mimic the fat marbling process in good beef), and in particular lab-grown steaks will... more »

Professor Mark Post of Maastricht University, one of the world's foremost experts on synthetic meat, was responsible for that first fully lab-grown burger a few years ago which was generally reviewed as tasting not bad. At the time, it cost nearly a quarter of a million dollars to make - but in a new interview with the Australian Broadcasting Company, he says he's gotten the cost down to AU$80 per kilo - about US$29 per pound. In a few years, this could easily become cost-competitive with ordinary beef, and then even cheaper: cows are, if you think about it, an awfully inefficient way to convert water and grain into protein, going through that whole "life form" business in the interim.

I suspect that it will be a long time until lab-grown meat tastes as good as cow-grown (it's not easy to mimic the fat marbling process in good beef), and in particular lab-grown steaks will be a much longer time coming. But that's far less noticeable in ground beef, and it's not hard to imagine a future where that can be factory-produced far more cheaply than cattle, with cow steak becoming more of a luxury good.

The consequences for human diet and health may be profound: it makes protein suddenly a lot cheaper and easier to come by, even as changing climates can play merry hell with existing ranching.

Via +Ward Plunet​ and +Steven Flaeck​. ___

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2015-05-14 22:46:45 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

So, the TPP. Why is Obama pushing it so hard?

After having talked to some people doing TPP negotiations (not at Google!), the general consensus is that the Obama administration is generally unenthusiastic about the specifics, but considers it necessary nonetheless. In other words, it's a shit sandwich being offered as a slightly desperate alternative to a much larger shit sandwich that China has been shopping around to Southeast Asia. 

In their view, with the TPP, Asia ends up paying licensing fees and enforcing copyrights, and labor and environmental practices are locked in at "slightly less intolerable smokestacks and sweatshops." The negotiators consider the BATNA to be "rampant IP theft and mercury-belching factories where workers are perpetually trapped in all-but-slavery."

This is probably wrong.

The US government has a strong bias... more »

So, the TPP. Why is Obama pushing it so hard?

After having talked to some people doing TPP negotiations (not at Google!), the general consensus is that the Obama administration is generally unenthusiastic about the specifics, but considers it necessary nonetheless. In other words, it's a shit sandwich being offered as a slightly desperate alternative to a much larger shit sandwich that China has been shopping around to Southeast Asia. 

In their view, with the TPP, Asia ends up paying licensing fees and enforcing copyrights, and labor and environmental practices are locked in at "slightly less intolerable smokestacks and sweatshops." The negotiators consider the BATNA to be "rampant IP theft and mercury-belching factories where workers are perpetually trapped in all-but-slavery."

This is probably wrong.

The US government has a strong bias toward framing issues as contests between great powers, ignoring the autonomy of non-hegemonic actors. Considering China's motives, of course they'd push for a regional trade deal. But considering the smaller counterparties' incentives, there's no good reason to capitulate and take whatever China offers. 

As it stands, the TPP seems likely to medianize labor and environmental practices rather than strictly improving them. In other words, it would raise the floor while simultaneously lowering the ceiling. The Chinese deal, whatever it might be, would likely lower standards, keeping sweatshops open and abusive while Chinese manufacturing transitions to automated and finishing labor. 

Waiting longer to close out a trade agreement is probably best for everyone. As China runs out of peasant farmers to mill into factory workers, there will likely be room to raise labor standards in places like Cambodia and Bangladesh. Simultaneously, Chinese firms will be looking for new places to site the labor-intensive, low-cost, low-productivity work that had previously been done by former subsistence farmers.

With each passing month that goes by without a trade deal, the negotiating position of the smaller economies in the TPP becomes stronger, and the negotiating position of the hegemons becomes weaker. Passing the TPP would probably be good for US corporations. Failing to pass it now, however, seems much better for the developing world as a whole: a couple years from now, poor Asian countries will be able to claim the pound of flesh they're presently being denied.___

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2015-05-14 01:40:42 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Designed software sucks, part 2:

Here's an article about Slack not adequately telling people what they do, with the OP talking below about how it's a completely confusing piece of crap.

How does this resemble the revolutionary monument to design described by the design guy in my previous post?

Meanwhile, where I work we've been using hipchat for a while. Simple, works. The sort of boring, dependable, well thought through software I've come to expect from Atlassian. It's the good stuff.

And this just in from the desk of Oh, Ya Frickin' think?

A while back, we were putting together a team of people to try to find out why text to speech software in the Linuxsphere...uh, what's the term I'm looking for? Ummmm. Oh Wait! I remember.

It is sucks. We are looking into why text to speech software in the Linuxsphere sucks. We haven't yet made much progress but that's as much my fault as it is anyone else's.

The collaboration tool that was chosen is called "Slack". Not to be confused for or associated with in any way, shape or form to Slackware. Slackware may have it's learning curve, but you ain't seen sh...uh, I mean shucks. You ain't seen shucks for learning curves until
You try to use Slack to work with your team.

Now, I'm not by any means a programmer, coder or even worthy of bringing a software programmer her/his coffee. But I can tell when sh...shucks ain't workin' the way it's supposed to be workin'.

From the moment you enter the application, confusion abounds. It's as intuitive as the Mayan calendar on orange sunshine. It makes a point of making absolutely no sense in the areas of work flow or even posting something to a discussion. In short, this is the code that should have hit the cutting room floor. Oh, that's movies in the old days. Well, you get the picture.

I've all but abandoned the effort simply because me brain isn't wired in any way helpful to figuring out what to do in Slack. And I'm not the only one that thinks this way.

Hooo-leee crap, Lookee who agrees with me. The software authors.

Now I don't feel so bad. If they realize their software sux, then I'm taking a Mulligan on this one.___Designed software sucks, part 2:

Here's an article about Slack not adequately telling people what they do, with the OP talking below about how it's a completely confusing piece of crap.

How does this resemble the revolutionary monument to design described by the design guy in my previous post?

Meanwhile, where I work we've been using hipchat for a while. Simple, works. The sort of boring, dependable, well thought through software I've come to expect from Atlassian. It's the good stuff.

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2015-05-14 01:35:37 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

"Designed" software sucks, part 1:

Here's a slightly sickening "reveal" of the "secret sauce" in Slack. tl;dr: the designers made it fun with transitions and such and oh my!

Then later he says it's basically just hipchat but less corporatey.

Yeah, ok. My spidey sense is tingling...

"Designed" software sucks, part 1:

Here's a slightly sickening "reveal" of the "secret sauce" in Slack. tl;dr: the designers made it fun with transitions and such and oh my!

Then later he says it's basically just hipchat but less corporatey.

Yeah, ok. My spidey sense is tingling...___

2015-05-13 04:46:55 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Ok, so if you haven't discovered this amazing addictive little game, I'm really sorry to do this to you.

Ok, so if you haven't discovered this amazing addictive little game, I'm really sorry to do this to you.___

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2015-05-13 04:15:11 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Rotating bezel makes sense.

Samsung reveals the brand new Gear SDK, with rotating bezel!

Tizen may not be the most popular platform around these parts, but that's a pretty damn interesting approach to smartwatches. The rotating bezel can be used to navigate the watch’s Tizen-based UI. This is basically Samsung’s answer to the Apple Watch’s Digital Crown. This secondary form of input can be used for app specific actions, zooming in and out of images, to change the volume, or simply to navigate between screens. Initially it sounded odd, but now we’re getting a better picture of how useful this feature could be when used properly.___Rotating bezel makes sense.

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2015-05-12 13:45:45 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Junk food (high fat content?) devastates your gut biome. 

Junk food (high fat content?) devastates your gut biome. ___

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2015-05-11 03:57:22 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

This is how all logos get done, actually.

If I were a founding father of the US.

Via a private angel. ___This is how all logos get done, actually.

2015-05-11 01:54:32 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

The fullscreening of apps on OSX? WTF. I give up, I just can't figure out what they were thinking.

The fullscreening of apps on OSX? WTF. I give up, I just can't figure out what they were thinking.___

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2015-05-10 11:26:44 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

https://medium.com/@NafeezAhmed/how-big-money-and-big-brother-won-the-british-elections-2e8da57faac4

https://medium.com/@NafeezAhmed/how-big-money-and-big-brother-won-the-british-elections-2e8da57faac4___

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2015-05-10 04:03:30 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Excellent.

___Excellent.

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2015-05-09 02:59:51 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Interesting article about escaping fundamentalism. What's really impressive is the analysis of fundamentalist belief in terms of the elements of an abusive relationship.

___Interesting article about escaping fundamentalism. What's really impressive is the analysis of fundamentalist belief in terms of the elements of an abusive relationship.

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2015-05-09 01:36:51 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Check it out! I got the latest. Feeling sorry for the rest of you who have to wait!

Feeling so 1337.

Check it out! I got the latest. Feeling sorry for the rest of you who have to wait!

Feeling so 1337.___

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2015-05-08 10:30:52 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

There's hope for the world :-)

Kids these days .... Awesome.___There's hope for the world :-)

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2015-05-08 06:10:53 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Here's a really interesting doco from 1999 about the proposal for Australia to host the world's nuclear waste dump, by the company Pangaea.

I get that there are lots of problems with the idea, and not-so-hidden agendas, but I must admit I lean toward supporting it. There is some of the planet's most stable geology here, and we do cause a lot of the problem by exporting uranium in the first place.

I can't help wondering if Fukushima could have been a much lesser problem, had this existed.

Here's a really interesting doco from 1999 about the proposal for Australia to host the world's nuclear waste dump, by the company Pangaea.

I get that there are lots of problems with the idea, and not-so-hidden agendas, but I must admit I lean toward supporting it. There is some of the planet's most stable geology here, and we do cause a lot of the problem by exporting uranium in the first place.

I can't help wondering if Fukushima could have been a much lesser problem, had this existed.___

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2015-05-08 03:20:06 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Wow an open-hardware computer with similar perf as the new Raspberry Pi 2 but only $9! It's a Cortex-A8 CPU with decent RAM, flash storage, Wifi, Bluetooth, and GPIO for just $9! Even if this KickStarter ends up failing or being majorly delayed, the fact that the new AllWinner R8 makes it possible to have a $9 1GHz computer with Wifi means that other companies will start bringing out similar priced & spec'd models too!

Wow an open-hardware computer with similar perf as the new Raspberry Pi 2 but only $9! It's a Cortex-A8 CPU with decent RAM, flash storage, Wifi, Bluetooth, and GPIO for just $9! Even if this KickStarter ends up failing or being majorly delayed, the fact that the new AllWinner R8 makes it possible to have a $9 1GHz computer with Wifi means that other companies will start bringing out similar priced & spec'd models too!___

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2015-05-08 03:01:28 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Measles is far worse than anyone knew.

"We found measles predisposes children to all other infectious diseases for up to a few years"
...
"But previous studies in monkeys have suggested that measles takes this suppression to a whole new level: It erases immune protection to other diseases"

___Measles is far worse than anyone knew.

"We found measles predisposes children to all other infectious diseases for up to a few years"
...
"But previous studies in monkeys have suggested that measles takes this suppression to a whole new level: It erases immune protection to other diseases"

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2015-05-07 23:38:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

First trailer for new show from JMS (Babylon 5) and the Wachowskis. Binge watchable June 5.

I wonder if there'll be any jokes?

First trailer for new show from JMS (Babylon 5) and the Wachowskis. Binge watchable June 5.

I wonder if there'll be any jokes?___

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2015-05-07 08:13:35 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Microsoft Continuum looks pretty awesome. This could get me to move to Windows Phone, if I can ditch my laptop and just have one kick arse phone. 

Microsoft Continuum looks pretty awesome. This could get me to move to Windows Phone, if I can ditch my laptop and just have one kick arse phone. ___

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2015-05-07 02:16:25 (6 comments, 8 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

A man who knows C++ knows suffering. Singapore may have an empathetic leader finally.

Or, maybe he was taught C++ in order to harden his heart, for his future role as an autocrat?

A man who knows C++ knows suffering. Singapore may have an empathetic leader finally.

Or, maybe he was taught C++ in order to harden his heart, for his future role as an autocrat?___

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2015-05-07 01:54:06 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

There's an opportunity for a logistics startup here. Probably need some tolerance for losing key employees to beheadings and such.

There's an opportunity for a logistics startup here. Probably need some tolerance for losing key employees to beheadings and such.___

2015-05-07 01:48:53 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I've used google maps to sort out a bus trip I need to make later. What I'd really like to do now is get it to set a reminder for me to start the trip at the right time.

Am I missing something, or is there really no way to do that?

I've used google maps to sort out a bus trip I need to make later. What I'd really like to do now is get it to set a reminder for me to start the trip at the right time.

Am I missing something, or is there really no way to do that?___

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