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Emlyn O'Regan has been at 1 events

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Tyson Smith352A 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 06:25:0424522733
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 15:29:17500338
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
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
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 03:14:05493797563
Lord Parker999Here is a Circle of Teachers that I have been harvesting recently.... growing slowly but sure to spreadLord Miles Parker shared a circle with you.2011-10-08 13:06:2577748

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2014-12-12 01:01:42 (21 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Douchebaggery is something you must show, rather than tell.

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2014-12-20 03:22:47 (13 comments, 34 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

In the future, historians are going to judge the US as just another horrible imperial state, another step in the progress of human historical misery. Just like all the others, it constructed myths of being exceptional and different, while underneath had the same black heart of tyranny and oppression. Just like those before it, this empire's passing shall not be mourned.

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This is pretty amazing. Microsoft has the chops to pull it off too. I hope the hangouts team are scrambling!

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2014-12-22 08:42:47 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Are Apple IDs supposed to be a clusterfuck? Just wondering.

Are Apple IDs supposed to be a clusterfuck? Just wondering.___

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2014-12-22 00:58:40 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Wow, a statistical method that can tell cause from correlation! (As long as there is only one variable...)

Wow, a statistical method that can tell cause from correlation! (As long as there is only one variable...)___

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2014-12-22 00:05:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

This article does an excellent job of explaining an important idea of economics. Say there's a shortage of something that people want, such as water. There are two basic ways to allocate it: using market mechanisms, by raising the price of the scarce good, or using control mechanisms, by saying "OK, everyone gets this much, and that's it." 

You often hear it said that "markets are efficient," and that's true: market mechanisms allocate resources far more efficiently than control mechanisms. (In control mechanisms, some people get more than they want, some people get less than they want, and nobody can trade, so pretty much everyone ends up unhappy.) However, there's another side to this, which is fairly obvious if you think about it: if you try to distribute water by raising its price, then the poor have to cut down on their usage, but the rich, for whom the... more »

This article does an excellent job of explaining an important idea of economics. Say there's a shortage of something that people want, such as water. There are two basic ways to allocate it: using market mechanisms, by raising the price of the scarce good, or using control mechanisms, by saying "OK, everyone gets this much, and that's it." 

You often hear it said that "markets are efficient," and that's true: market mechanisms allocate resources far more efficiently than control mechanisms. (In control mechanisms, some people get more than they want, some people get less than they want, and nobody can trade, so pretty much everyone ends up unhappy.) However, there's another side to this, which is fairly obvious if you think about it: if you try to distribute water by raising its price, then the poor have to cut down on their usage, but the rich, for whom the change in price matters less, don't. 

The reason for this is what's called the "declining marginal utility of money" -- that is, if you have a million dollars, $100 is no big deal, but if you're living paycheck-to-paycheck, the same $100 means rather a lot. 

In particular, markets are very efficient at distributing dollars and water, using the principle that how much people are willing to spend on something is a good indicator of how much they want it -- but when the dollars themselves aren't distributed uniformly, they can be very bad at distributing happiness (or to be technical, what economists call "utility") and water. 

What this means in practice is that price-based distribution systems work well in highly equal societies, but increasingly poorly in unequal societies. What this means is that in an unequal society, you're stuck with two lousy options for distributing resources, pricing and control, neither of which efficiently distribute resources. Reducing that inequality increases the efficiency of markets. (Which, as any economist will tell you, ends up making everybody richer -- inefficiencies are resources which we simply lose to stupidity)___

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2014-12-21 10:12:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Relies, after a Christmas gig in the city.

Relies, after a Christmas gig in the city.___

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2014-12-21 03:47:59 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Yup

___Yup

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2014-12-20 03:22:47 (13 comments, 34 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

In the future, historians are going to judge the US as just another horrible imperial state, another step in the progress of human historical misery. Just like all the others, it constructed myths of being exceptional and different, while underneath had the same black heart of tyranny and oppression. Just like those before it, this empire's passing shall not be mourned.

In the future, historians are going to judge the US as just another horrible imperial state, another step in the progress of human historical misery. Just like all the others, it constructed myths of being exceptional and different, while underneath had the same black heart of tyranny and oppression. Just like those before it, this empire's passing shall not be mourned.___

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2014-12-20 03:13:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Backstage at The Soul Box, Christmas gig. That was a fun one!

Backstage at The Soul Box, Christmas gig. That was a fun one!___

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2014-12-19 10:01:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

+Jodie O'Regan​, should I say "Mrs Claus", is coming out to sing with me at the Soul Box tonight in the city.

+Jodie O'Regan​, should I say "Mrs Claus", is coming out to sing with me at the Soul Box tonight in the city.___

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2014-12-19 02:34:31 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

And now one of the underlying reasons for the US's torture program comes out: Human Experimentation. ie: methodically trialling and documenting torture methods. No wonder they didn't care about actual information extraction, guilt/innocence, and fought to hang onto captives. These were valuable scientific resources; humans used as lab animals. 

___And now one of the underlying reasons for the US's torture program comes out: Human Experimentation. ie: methodically trialling and documenting torture methods. No wonder they didn't care about actual information extraction, guilt/innocence, and fought to hang onto captives. These were valuable scientific resources; humans used as lab animals. 

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2014-12-18 23:20:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Someone figure out how to 3D print with this goop!

Giant mushroom lamp, anyone?___Someone figure out how to 3D print with this goop!

2014-12-18 23:15:43 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

In which we discover that Linux rules, and that Mac filesystems are case insensitive. It's Unix, apple. Why???

Of course, if you're pulling from a malicious git repo, you're going to be owned as soon as you type "make" anyway.___In which we discover that Linux rules, and that Mac filesystems are case insensitive. It's Unix, apple. Why???

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2014-12-18 22:02:50 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

How We're All Being Suckered Over the Sony Hack

http://lauren.vortex.com/archive/001081.html

By now you've heard that Sony has canceled (for the moment, anyway) the debut of a controversial "comedy" film concerning a plot to assassinate the current leader of North Korea. Given that North Korea indeed has an evil, vile government, Sony apparently thought that a vile, tasteless film was the appropriate response -- very 21st century Hollywood thinking, indeed.

Sony's suspension of "The Interview" -- ostensibly in response to the mass hacking of their corporate systems and associated threats -- has already become a new talking point among proponents of controversial legislation that would almost certainly ultimately give the government vast new abilities to monitor and control privately owned networks and computer systems -- "for those... more »

How We're All Being Suckered Over the Sony Hack

http://lauren.vortex.com/archive/001081.html

By now you've heard that Sony has canceled (for the moment, anyway) the debut of a controversial "comedy" film concerning a plot to assassinate the current leader of North Korea. Given that North Korea indeed has an evil, vile government, Sony apparently thought that a vile, tasteless film was the appropriate response -- very 21st century Hollywood thinking, indeed.

Sony's suspension of "The Interview" -- ostensibly in response to the mass hacking of their corporate systems and associated threats -- has already become a new talking point among proponents of controversial legislation that would almost certainly ultimately give the government vast new abilities to monitor and control privately owned networks and computer systems -- "for those private firms' own good" of course.

Yeah. Of course. But who are we mere computer scientists and technologists to argue with the likes of world-renowned "cybersecurity expert" Newt Gingrich, who has already declared that the Sony hack and Sony's response means that the USA has "lost its first cyberwar." Wow, that sounds scary.

And hell, if Newt proclaims something, it must be true. 

Or not.

The very nature of this situation suggests that we will never know the real truth of the matter. 

But boys and girls, my gut feeling is that we're being seriously suckered.

First we're told that the Sony hack was incredibly sophisticated and brilliant, of the sort that (supposedly) only a well-funded nation-state could muster.

Then we start to hear from researchers who have looked at this in more detail, and we learn that the actual exploit was relatively simplistic and run-of-the-mill, rather sloppy in fact.

So how could such a crude exploit do so much damage to Sony? 

Well, we've also now learned that -- reportedly -- Sony's computer security practices were well known within the company as being somewhere south of McMurdo Station -- that is, really abysmally sloppy and inept.

So you apparently didn't need a nation-state with vast cyberwar attack resources to pull this off. Perhaps a bored 18-year-old looking for "lulz" from his parents' basement would be more than adequate to the task.

Given all this, why are we seeing so much focus on North Korea? Why is the U.S. government saying that North Korea is "behind" the attacks -- or that at least some group "allied" with North Korea was responsible. 

Or maybe just someone who has "heard" of North Korea?

Let's face it. Since this attack has been tied to a film that at the very least attempted to make sick "fun" of assassinating Kim Jong-un, one might say (if one was of a conspiratorial mindset about this) that it all almost seems "purpose built" as a mechanism to justify whatever new anti-North Korea sanctions have been simmering in the background. 

And as I noted earlier, it also fits in very nicely with the "government needs to be in charge of private computer security" storyline as well.

However, we don't even need conspiracies to work this one out to a significant degree of confidence.

These kinds of cyberattacks are notoriously difficult to source. There are so many ways to confuse and obfuscate and false flag and misdirect -- that we're unlikely to ever know with certainty who was actually behind the Sony hack itself.

Yet we do know with certainty that there are commercial "cybersecurity" firms itching to leverage panic into sales, and government "cyberwar" divisions always on the prowl for excuses to further inflate their already obscenely bloated budgets.

So ... which is going to play more effectively into these narratives -- the 18-year-old in the basement lounge chair with a keyboard in their lap ... or a nightmarish cyberattack conveniently pinned on the megalomaniac leader of a pariah nation?

Yes, I could be wrong. Maybe we're actually getting the straight story on all this from our elected officials and their multitude of minions. Maybe this all really was a dastardly attack by North Korea on a mediocre Sony film.

Then again, there's a bridge over the East River connecting with New York City that you might want to buy as well.

Just sayin' ...

Be seeing you.

-- Lauren --
I am a consultant to Google. I speak only for myself, not for them.___

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2014-12-18 21:57:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Vale Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson.

#australia   #sydney   #sydneysiege   #torijohnson   #katrinadawson  

Vale Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson.

#australia   #sydney   #sydneysiege   #torijohnson   #katrinadawson  ___

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2014-12-18 04:17:10 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Sentient (and somewhat sapient) beings.

http://cutepuppylove.me/2014/12/17/elephant-caught-on-cctv-cleaning-up-the-trash/___Sentient (and somewhat sapient) beings.

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2014-12-18 04:08:40 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

This guy is a walking advert for gun control. Someone with such faulty critical faculties shouldn't be able to get a gun; he might head out for coffee...

This guy is a walking advert for gun control. Someone with such faulty critical faculties shouldn't be able to get a gun; he might head out for coffee...___

2014-12-17 21:55:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

If ISIS had been around in 1996, Martin Bryant would have been wearing an ISIS hat.

If ISIS had been around in 1996, Martin Bryant would have been wearing an ISIS hat.___

2014-12-17 02:29:41 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I often mistake the words "barrister" and "barista" for each other. Annoying. It looks to me like tech might render the distinction obsolete soon enough though.

I often mistake the words "barrister" and "barista" for each other. Annoying. It looks to me like tech might render the distinction obsolete soon enough though.___

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2014-12-16 06:29:20 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

This is pretty amazing to watch. Model a worm's brain, hook it up to a (crazily simple and not-a-worm) robot, turn it on, it goes. Wow. If you think there's more to brains than simple neural models capture, then you'd predict this robot wouldn't exhibit coherent, worm-like behaviour. But it does. Philosophy continues to retreat before Engineering.

Mapping the Brain

Scientists have mapped the neural connections in a worm's brain and implanted the 'code' onto a lego robot. Without any programming, the robot sprung to life and started moving around like a worm. I find this spooky.

Video and article at link.___This is pretty amazing to watch. Model a worm's brain, hook it up to a (crazily simple and not-a-worm) robot, turn it on, it goes. Wow. If you think there's more to brains than simple neural models capture, then you'd predict this robot wouldn't exhibit coherent, worm-like behaviour. But it does. Philosophy continues to retreat before Engineering.

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2014-12-15 23:10:50 (18 comments, 6 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

I used to share this article's point of view (that full time work is designed to make you a placid consumer), but now I think it's wrong. The 40 hour work week is a communication tool.

We all notice that you mostly can't get decent jobs that are not full time, and that part time and career don't go together.

The reason I think is that if you have any responsibility in your job, which decent/career jobs all do, then you need to be present during the times that other people would reasonably expect you to be.

Those times are 9 to 5 (give or take), Monday to Friday. It's an emergent phenomenon, not dictated (recently) by anyone particularly, held in place by the fact that everyone knows everyone else expects everyone else to be present during those hours, so they had better work those hours and/or employ people for those hours. 

You can sense it... more »

I used to share this article's point of view (that full time work is designed to make you a placid consumer), but now I think it's wrong. The 40 hour work week is a communication tool.

We all notice that you mostly can't get decent jobs that are not full time, and that part time and career don't go together.

The reason I think is that if you have any responsibility in your job, which decent/career jobs all do, then you need to be present during the times that other people would reasonably expect you to be.

Those times are 9 to 5 (give or take), Monday to Friday. It's an emergent phenomenon, not dictated (recently) by anyone particularly, held in place by the fact that everyone knows everyone else expects everyone else to be present during those hours, so they had better work those hours and/or employ people for those hours. 

You can sense it very strongly at the moment, because there's a yearly rhythmic blip happening, the onset of christmas. In Australia, everyone's in their last week before the office closes for at least 2 weeks. It's in no way codified, but it's how the business world works here. There's no point working because your suppliers, customers, clients, are all disappearing. They are doing that mostly because they know that you (and the rest of those in their orbit) are doing likewise. It's a great thing.

So when people criticize the 40 hour week for being unproductive, they're missing the point. It's not about being productive, it's about being present and contactable.

The thesis in the article (that business keeps us working 40 hours per week so we become time poor consumers) is the tail wagging the dog, imo. The axiom is the 40 hour work week. It'd be incredibly difficult to change (think worldwide movement over many years). Given this, the consumer marketing world grows up around it, exploiting it as opportunity arises. But I don't think it's a driver.___

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2014-12-15 22:36:10 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

THIS is Australia. Thanks to all the great Aussies out there, this hashtag became the most popular in the world.

THIS is Australia. Thanks to all the great Aussies out there, this hashtag became the most popular in the world.___

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2014-12-15 21:00:25 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

It looks like the gunman in the Martin Place siege was a nutcase, who decided to start calling himself a Muslim recently. 

It looks like the gunman in the Martin Place siege was a nutcase, who decided to start calling himself a Muslim recently. ___

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2014-12-15 20:48:47 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

This is pretty amazing. Microsoft has the chops to pull it off too. I hope the hangouts team are scrambling!

This is pretty amazing. Microsoft has the chops to pull it off too. I hope the hangouts team are scrambling!___

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2014-12-15 07:48:25 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Should I just slap Ubuntu on a macbook pro using the Ubuntu live CD installer?

It's a brand new 13" mbp with retina display, and Ubuntu 14.04 . I want to install it alongside osx.

Should I just slap Ubuntu on a macbook pro using the Ubuntu live CD installer?

It's a brand new 13" mbp with retina display, and Ubuntu 14.04 . I want to install it alongside osx.___

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2014-12-15 07:44:27 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

My prediction from Sept 1, 2013. Abbott became prime minister a fortnight later.

1. Australia had to spend big to stay out of the last recession.

2. The Libs think a balanced budget is an economic requirement regardless of circumstances. Hence when in office it will discover a massive budget black hole (they find one every time they take office, its a script) and will feel compelled to slash government services.

3. The Asian economies are slowing so this will translate into a slowing of the Australian economy. Economic stimulus will be ideologically off the table.

4. Growth will stall. Unemployment will rise.

Not rocket science I'll grant you but it's looking pretty good in retrospect.

My prediction from Sept 1, 2013. Abbott became prime minister a fortnight later.

1. Australia had to spend big to stay out of the last recession.

2. The Libs think a balanced budget is an economic requirement regardless of circumstances. Hence when in office it will discover a massive budget black hole (they find one every time they take office, its a script) and will feel compelled to slash government services.

3. The Asian economies are slowing so this will translate into a slowing of the Australian economy. Economic stimulus will be ideologically off the table.

4. Growth will stall. Unemployment will rise.

Not rocket science I'll grant you but it's looking pretty good in retrospect.___

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2014-12-15 06:41:13 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Art creates culture. But you also need weak minded men in powerful positions to really turn that rotten.

___Art creates culture. But you also need weak minded men in powerful positions to really turn that rotten.

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2014-12-14 22:49:45 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

They were a surprise government; surprise in the sense of surprise sex.

SURPRISE!!!

Source: www.abbottslies.com.au

#australia   #auspol   #tonyabbott   #fail  ___They were a surprise government; surprise in the sense of surprise sex.

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2014-12-14 22:45:52 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

The most important thing to observe is that books don’t just compete against books. Books compete against people reading blogs and news articles and playing video games and watching TV and going to see movies.

Books are the competitive set for leisure time. It takes many hours to read a book. It’s a big commitment. If you narrow your field of view and only think about books competing against books, you make really bad decisions. What we really have to do, if we want a healthy culture of long-form reading, is to make books more accessible.

Part of that is making them less expensive. Books, in my view, are too expensive. Thirty dollars for a book is too expensive. If I'm only competing against other $30 books, then you don’t get there. If you realize that you’re really competing against Candy Crush and everything else, then you start to say, “Gosh, maybe we should reallywork on r... more »

The most important thing to observe is that books don’t just compete against books. Books compete against people reading blogs and news articles and playing video games and watching TV and going to see movies.

Books are the competitive set for leisure time. It takes many hours to read a book. It’s a big commitment. If you narrow your field of view and only think about books competing against books, you make really bad decisions. What we really have to do, if we want a healthy culture of long-form reading, is to make books more accessible.

Part of that is making them less expensive. Books, in my view, are too expensive. Thirty dollars for a book is too expensive. If I'm only competing against other $30 books, then you don’t get there. If you realize that you’re really competing against Candy Crush and everything else, then you start to say, “Gosh, maybe we should really work on reducing friction on long-form reading." That’s what Kindle has been about from the very beginning.

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2014-12-14 21:30:43 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

This guy, isolated from the internet, created his own computing ecosystem. Nowadays it sounds like he's daunted by how far the computing world has come. Someone needs to get him into a safe environment and help him get up to speed, he needs to be coding.

Via Charlie Stross___This guy, isolated from the internet, created his own computing ecosystem. Nowadays it sounds like he's daunted by how far the computing world has come. Someone needs to get him into a safe environment and help him get up to speed, he needs to be coding.

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2014-12-14 20:28:07 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

In the category of "Seriously, WTF?:" You know those machines in grocery stores that sell cheap little toys for a quarter? Apparently, one of them at a Family Dollar Store in Tulsa was full of Nazi emblems.

The store says that they don't stock the machines, but they "have had problems with the vendor in the past." I'm trying to imagine just what kinds of problems these would have had to be, and what would make them think that dealing with this vendor was a good idea. (The vendor, meanwhile, had no comment, except to say that the Nazi emblems would be gone "in a few days.")

Until then, the machine has been marked "out of order."

Via +Rugger Ducky.

In the category of "Seriously, WTF?:" You know those machines in grocery stores that sell cheap little toys for a quarter? Apparently, one of them at a Family Dollar Store in Tulsa was full of Nazi emblems.

The store says that they don't stock the machines, but they "have had problems with the vendor in the past." I'm trying to imagine just what kinds of problems these would have had to be, and what would make them think that dealing with this vendor was a good idea. (The vendor, meanwhile, had no comment, except to say that the Nazi emblems would be gone "in a few days.")

Until then, the machine has been marked "out of order."

Via +Rugger Ducky.___

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2014-12-13 10:17:34 (20 comments, 17 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

They've been busy!

They've been busy!___

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2014-12-13 08:55:26 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Guess the OS...
At work on Friday, we wiped a machine to get rid of link jacking malware. Today I cleaned a machine at home to remove link jacking malware. Just as I was about to do that, a friend contacted me to ask advice on cleaning her machine of link jacking malware.

Guess the OS...
At work on Friday, we wiped a machine to get rid of link jacking malware. Today I cleaned a machine at home to remove link jacking malware. Just as I was about to do that, a friend contacted me to ask advice on cleaning her machine of link jacking malware.___

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2014-12-13 06:07:29 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Great article. However, Abbott still is the proximate issue, and still needs dealing with.

Nails it___Great article. However, Abbott still is the proximate issue, and still needs dealing with.

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2014-12-12 21:43:27 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

The Salt Pit

On Dec. 31, 2003, I took a bus from Germany to Macedonia. When we arrived, my nightmare began. Macedonian agents confiscated my passport and detained me for 23 days. I was not allowed to contact anyone, including my wife.

At the end of that time, I was forced to record a video saying I had been treated well. Then I was handcuffed, blindfolded and taken to a building where I was severely beaten. My clothes were sliced from my body with a knife or scissors, and my underwear was forcibly removed. I was thrown to the floor, my hands pulled behind me, a boot placed on my back. I was humiliated.

Eventually my blindfold was removed, and I saw men dressed in black, wearing black ski masks. I did not know their nationality. I was put in a diaper, a belt with chains to my wrists and ankles, earmuffs, eye pads, a blindfold and a hood. I was thrown... more »

The Salt Pit

On Dec. 31, 2003, I took a bus from Germany to Macedonia. When we arrived, my nightmare began. Macedonian agents confiscated my passport and detained me for 23 days. I was not allowed to contact anyone, including my wife.

At the end of that time, I was forced to record a video saying I had been treated well. Then I was handcuffed, blindfolded and taken to a building where I was severely beaten. My clothes were sliced from my body with a knife or scissors, and my underwear was forcibly removed. I was thrown to the floor, my hands pulled behind me, a boot placed on my back. I was humiliated.

Eventually my blindfold was removed, and I saw men dressed in black, wearing black ski masks. I did not know their nationality. I was put in a diaper, a belt with chains to my wrists and ankles, earmuffs, eye pads, a blindfold and a hood. I was thrown into a plane, and my legs and arms were spread-eagled and secured to the floor. I felt two injections and became nearly unconscious. I felt the plane take off, land and take off. I learned later that I had been taken to Afghanistan.

Khaled El-Masri wrote this back in 2005, and I added it to my collection of posts about the US-run torture program:

http://www.math.ucr.edu/home/baez/torture/

In Afghanistan, he was interrogated in the Salt Pit, a CIA-run 'black site'.  We are now learning more about this place.

There, I was beaten again and left in a small, dirty, cold concrete cell. I was extremely thirsty, but there was only a bottle of putrid water in the cell. I was refused fresh water.

That first night I was taken to an interrogation room where I saw men dressed in the same black clothing and ski masks as before. They stripped and photographed me, and took blood and urine samples. I was returned to the cell, where I would remain in solitary confinement for more than four months.

He was interrogated, force-fed, lost 60 pounds.  His requests to see a lawyer were ignored.  Eventually he was blindfolded, handcuffed, chained to an airplane seat, and taken to Albania, where he was left in the mountains.  Eventually he made it back to his home in Germany. 

His crime?  His name resembled that of the terror suspect Khalid al-Masri.

In 2006 as U.S. Federal District Judge dismissed a lawsuit he filed against the CIA, stating that a public trial would "present a grave risk of injury to national security."  A Court of Appeals also dismissed the case, and in 2008 so did the U.S. Supreme Court.

In the newly released U.S. Senate report,  a supervisor is quoted as saying the Salt Pit was "good for interrogations because it is the closest thing … to a dungeon."

Guards and interrogators tiptoed through the darkness, carrying headlamps to count detainees packed into two dozen cells. Their lights illuminated prisoners hanging from overhead bars, next to buckets on the floor to catch their waste. One hung there for 17 days.

Another detainee "looked like a dog that had been kenneled," wrote an interrogator. "When the doors to their cells were opened, they cowered," according to CIA documents quoted in the report.

Indeed, reports of sleep and sensory deprivation; of nudity and unhealthful, unsanitary food; of cold showers and ice buckets; and of rough takedowns and mock executions never were reported to supervisors.

http://www.latimes.com/world/afghanistan-pakistan/la-fg-torture-salt-pit-20141210-story.html

The moral?  I don't have a moral.  But it's curious: anyone in the US who cared has known the rough outlines of what we've been doing for at least 12 years.  Read my torture blog!   Yet now some people are acting surprised.   Where were they back then?___

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2014-12-12 10:08:18 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

I looked this up after reading a post by +Wayne Radinsky​. Photoswitching! Awesome.

I looked this up after reading a post by +Wayne Radinsky​. Photoswitching! Awesome.___

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2014-12-12 01:01:42 (21 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Douchebaggery is something you must show, rather than tell.

Douchebaggery is something you must show, rather than tell.___

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2014-12-11 22:44:40 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

"This is what Australia does. That's who we are"

This mob are now trying to achieve internationally what they so successfully achieved within Australia - they're trying to sow the seeds of sedition and chaos. Two of the few things the Abbott government excel at.

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/australia-throws-spanners-in-the-works-at-lima-talks-20141211-12548s.html

#australia   #auspol   #tonyabbott   #juliebishop   #climatechange   #climatedenial  ___"This is what Australia does. That's who we are"

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2014-12-11 21:53:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2014-12-11 08:16:55 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

It's government by slapstick! Priceless.

It's government by slapstick! Priceless.___

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2014-12-11 06:06:07 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Ubuntu Core doesn't use Debian package management. Instead each app, each system component, lives in a sandbox. This idea comes from phone OSes.

"Shuttleworth said in an accompanying video that Canonical had to develop new methods of updating for Ubuntu phones and that it's applying those methods to Ubuntu Core."

I've thought that the great innovation of mobile was the sandboxes app + appstores. Lack of this is what makes Windows feel so crusty. Now we see the model being applied to a server OS.

Ubuntu Core doesn't use Debian package management. Instead each app, each system component, lives in a sandbox. This idea comes from phone OSes.

"Shuttleworth said in an accompanying video that Canonical had to develop new methods of updating for Ubuntu phones and that it's applying those methods to Ubuntu Core."

I've thought that the great innovation of mobile was the sandboxes app + appstores. Lack of this is what makes Windows feel so crusty. Now we see the model being applied to a server OS.___

2014-12-11 03:08:48 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

tl;dr: Fuck it, let Telstra do it

NBN being killed? Most of this new legislation, with phrases like "legislating that NBN Co be the infrastructure provider of last resort" is just handing the job to "other network providers", ie: Telstra with a bit of Optus around the edges maybe.

It looks like this new legislation will also break the nbn into separate pieces based on tech (so fibre and wireless will be separated).

h/t +Jon Roder , +Glenn Murray 

tl;dr: Fuck it, let Telstra do it

NBN being killed? Most of this new legislation, with phrases like "legislating that NBN Co be the infrastructure provider of last resort" is just handing the job to "other network providers", ie: Telstra with a bit of Optus around the edges maybe.

It looks like this new legislation will also break the nbn into separate pieces based on tech (so fibre and wireless will be separated).

h/t +Jon Roder , +Glenn Murray ___

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2014-12-10 23:57:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

No, the boats haven't stopped. More than 54,000 people have boarded boats in our region this year, and approx 20,000 in just the last 2 months. That's 37% more than last year. 33% of passengers said someone died en-route. 10% said 10+ died. So tell me again, Morrison & Abbott, how you're saving lives at sea?

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/11/scott-morrison-may-gloat-but-asylum-seekers-take-more-boats-than-ever?view=mobile

No, the boats haven't stopped. More than 54,000 people have boarded boats in our region this year, and approx 20,000 in just the last 2 months. That's 37% more than last year. 33% of passengers said someone died en-route. 10% said 10+ died. So tell me again, Morrison & Abbott, how you're saving lives at sea?

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/11/scott-morrison-may-gloat-but-asylum-seekers-take-more-boats-than-ever?view=mobile___

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2014-12-10 22:49:14 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

What does the vulnerability of the Piratebay tell us?

It tells me that we need a name->links search that cannot be censored. P2P most likely, a protocol. 

What does the vulnerability of the Piratebay tell us?

It tells me that we need a name->links search that cannot be censored. P2P most likely, a protocol. ___

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2014-12-10 13:25:12 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

An old gem!

An old gem!___

2014-12-10 12:44:05 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Why does the Facebook app have those popover notifications? I didn't ask for that. Sucks.

Why does the Facebook app have those popover notifications? I didn't ask for that. Sucks.___

2014-12-10 04:42:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Folksy Barack "we tortured some folks" Obama says “it is important for us not to feel too sanctimonious in retrospect about the tough job that those folks had.”

I call bullshit. These "folks" knew exactly what they were doing and how wrong it was. Some of them even complained about it at the time.

"One of the strengths that makes America exceptional is our willingness to openly confront our past, face our imperfections, make changes and do better.”

Here we go with the Exceptionalism thing again. The only "exceptional" thing about America is its inexhaustible supply of hypocrisy. No matter what it does, no matter how despicable, it still believes it has the moral high ground with which to lecture the rest of the world. America maintains that it has the right to intervene in any country's internal affairs and to change itsgover... more »

Folksy Barack "we tortured some folks" Obama says “it is important for us not to feel too sanctimonious in retrospect about the tough job that those folks had.”

I call bullshit. These "folks" knew exactly what they were doing and how wrong it was. Some of them even complained about it at the time.

"One of the strengths that makes America exceptional is our willingness to openly confront our past, face our imperfections, make changes and do better.”

Here we go with the Exceptionalism thing again. The only "exceptional" thing about America is its inexhaustible supply of hypocrisy. No matter what it does, no matter how despicable, it still believes it has the moral high ground with which to lecture the rest of the world. America maintains that it has the right to intervene in any country's internal affairs and to change its government any time it wants.

American Exceptionalism simply means that the rules don't apply to them, be it the Geneva Convention or the Law of Gravity. America makes its own reality. ___

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2014-12-10 04:00:31 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Better than 40% efficient solar PV collection using smoke & mirrors (well, filters and mirrors).

Better than 40% efficient solar PV collection using smoke & mirrors (well, filters and mirrors).___

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2014-12-10 03:56:57 (4 comments, 8 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Not new, but worth knowing.

Not new, but worth knowing.___

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2014-12-09 23:12:56 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Wasn't all this obvious from the beginning?

A damning US Senate report on the use of torture by the CIA after the 9/11 attacks says the agency's techniques were "far more brutal than approved" and yielded no intelligence of an "imminent threat".

"It was morally, legally, administratively misguided," Senator Dianne Feinstein said as she released the report.

ABC News | http://ab.co/1waIUAu___Wasn't all this obvious from the beginning?

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2014-12-09 22:29:01 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Today’s raid comes after Pirate Bay was found to be hosting some of the leaked movie files stolen from Sony Pictures Entertainment in its recent hack.

Today’s raid comes after Pirate Bay was found to be hosting some of the leaked movie files stolen from Sony Pictures Entertainment in its recent hack.___

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