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Richard Frost has been at 4 events

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Telstra97,661Join us for an exclusive Hangout on Air with Oscar-winning Hollywood director and explorer James Cameron! He’ll be talking about his DEEPSEA CHALLENGE Expedition at 1pm on 9 August 2014. Join the conversation in the meantime using #TelstraThanks  or #DeepSeaHangout . We can’t wait – catch you there!Hangout on Air with James Cameron, brought to you by Telstra Thanks2014-08-09 05:00:00156  
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  
Google+10,908,453The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033825  
Fraser Cain966,250To celebrate the landing of NASA's Curiosity Rover - the Mars Science Laboratory - we'll be running a special live hangout.  In conjunction with @106911959181067745693. We'll have all your favorite space/astronomy journalists on hand to discuss the mission in depth, and celebrate the landing live, when it happens. Join Fraser Cain, @109036978092446954908, @108952536790629690817 and @102887292457967781591 for this special event. Over the course of this 4-hour Google+ Hangout on Air, we'll interview members of the Curiosity team live in the hangout, as well as other special guests from the @111419948721791453320 and the @108759765804984663877. @109479143173251353583 and @107051665537162034944 will be on location at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to interview members of the engineering team, and show you what it's like to be at NASA during this amazing moment. We'll update this event as we lock down more of the guests and participants. See you there! You can follow the hashtag #marshangout   (this will replace our regular Sunday night @100902337165997768522)Google+ Hangout - Curiosity Landing Coverage2012-08-06 05:00:004861  

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2015-08-26 21:51:58 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Fans of Mr Robot may have noticed the secure encrypted email service Proton Mail being used in the show. But what you may not know is that Proton Mail implemented a requested feature for the show which is now in their standard feature offering of the service!!   #MrRobot   #ProtonMail  

https://blog.protonmail.ch/protonmail-mr-robot-secure-email/

Most reshares: 2

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2015-08-02 10:00:14 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Google+ Motto
"Google+ is the best place to meet and engage with strangers who share your passions. (There is no) better place to have great, troll-free conversations on a massively wide range of topics with a great search engine." - +Mike Elgan 

Most plusones: 10

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2015-08-24 21:58:42 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Guy built a life size stargate for a wedding - https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/3i7pdo/spent_three_weeks_helping_a_friend_build_this_for/

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2015-08-28 10:22:47 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Reborn TVR sells out 2017 allocation for new sports car

Revitalised TVR will bring four new sports cars to market, starting in 2017, and has already sold out the first year's allocation

TVR announced it was going back into production in June this year, with Gordon Murray Design and Cosworth Engineering signed up as key partners. The new company started taking deposits for the planned new sports car four weeks later having faced a high level of demand from the public, despite there not yet being any official pictures or details of the new car.

Autocar http://buff.ly/1UgOyJz

#TVR #Cosworth #TGIF

Reborn TVR sells out 2017 allocation for new sports car

Revitalised TVR will bring four new sports cars to market, starting in 2017, and has already sold out the first year's allocation

TVR announced it was going back into production in June this year, with Gordon Murray Design and Cosworth Engineering signed up as key partners. The new company started taking deposits for the planned new sports car four weeks later having faced a high level of demand from the public, despite there not yet being any official pictures or details of the new car.

Autocar http://buff.ly/1UgOyJz

#TVR #Cosworth #TGIF___

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2015-08-26 21:53:07 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Oldest Rocks @ Wong Chuk Kok Tsui(黃竹角咀古老岩石2), NT, HK.

Oldest Rocks @ Wong Chuk Kok Tsui(黃竹角咀古老岩石2), NT, HK.___

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2015-08-26 21:51:58 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Fans of Mr Robot may have noticed the secure encrypted email service Proton Mail being used in the show. But what you may not know is that Proton Mail implemented a requested feature for the show which is now in their standard feature offering of the service!!   #MrRobot   #ProtonMail  

https://blog.protonmail.ch/protonmail-mr-robot-secure-email/

Fans of Mr Robot may have noticed the secure encrypted email service Proton Mail being used in the show. But what you may not know is that Proton Mail implemented a requested feature for the show which is now in their standard feature offering of the service!!   #MrRobot   #ProtonMail  

https://blog.protonmail.ch/protonmail-mr-robot-secure-email/___

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2015-08-24 21:58:42 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Guy built a life size stargate for a wedding - https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/3i7pdo/spent_three_weeks_helping_a_friend_build_this_for/

Guy built a life size stargate for a wedding - https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/3i7pdo/spent_three_weeks_helping_a_friend_build_this_for/___

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2015-08-20 14:00:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

First Saudi women register to vote. http://aje.io/zt2a

First Saudi women register to vote. http://aje.io/zt2a___

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2015-08-20 13:59:56 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Beauitful bridge

Beauitful bridge___

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2015-08-20 01:06:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

New Technology Can Make Batteries Safer & Last Indefinitely

#technology   #battery   #batterylife   #android  

New Technology Can Make Batteries Safer & Last Indefinitely

#technology   #battery   #batterylife   #android  ___

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2015-08-20 01:04:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

RIP Yvonne Craig ....

RIP Yvonne Craig ....___

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2015-08-20 00:59:47 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Google Photos for Android - reorder photos in an album and more

Photo albums are how we bring together our best moments, and we want to make organizing your photos in albums easier. That’s why today we’re happy to announce an update to our Android app (v1.3) that lets you reorder photos in your albums and more:

- Reorder your photos in an album
- View albums shared with you in the app
- Adjust the length of a video clip in a movie to show the best parts

These updates are rolling out in the Google Play Store: https://goo.gl/55OnIr

Google Photos for Android - reorder photos in an album and more

Photo albums are how we bring together our best moments, and we want to make organizing your photos in albums easier. That’s why today we’re happy to announce an update to our Android app (v1.3) that lets you reorder photos in your albums and more:

- Reorder your photos in an album
- View albums shared with you in the app
- Adjust the length of a video clip in a movie to show the best parts

These updates are rolling out in the Google Play Store: https://goo.gl/55OnIr___

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2015-08-19 23:53:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Earth seen as a pale blue dot under Saturn’s rings

Earth seen as a pale blue dot under Saturn’s rings___

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2015-08-19 23:51:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2015-08-18 21:57:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Google takes a new slant at home and small business Wi-Fi routers. For anyone who has ever hated setting up Wi-Fi access points, this could be a real winner.

Google takes a new slant at home and small business Wi-Fi routers. For anyone who has ever hated setting up Wi-Fi access points, this could be a real winner.___

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2015-08-18 00:21:43 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2015-08-17 23:52:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

1964 Pontiac GTO Custom Convertible.
What's your opinion ?

1964 Pontiac GTO Custom Convertible.
What's your opinion ?___

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2015-08-17 23:51:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

10 Stunning Sunset Shots
Check out these stunning sunset photos from the members of our Facebook group "Behind The Lenscap" 

10 Stunning Sunset Shots
Check out these stunning sunset photos from the members of our Facebook group "Behind The Lenscap" ___

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2015-08-17 23:50:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Amsterdam by night


Amsterdam by night
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2015-08-14 22:23:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

In case you missed this post the other week, and still have concerns about the future of Google+... read on.

In case you missed this post the other week, and still have concerns about the future of Google+... read on.___

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2015-08-14 21:07:54 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2015-08-14 01:13:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

#TBT three years ago, Google Now showed up and suddenly Siri wasn't sooooo impressive

#TBT three years ago, Google Now showed up and suddenly Siri wasn't sooooo impressive___

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2015-08-14 01:08:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

'Bad Ass 22'

Ferrari, one of the most 'recognizable' examples of what we know as supercars! From the GTO to the technology driven 'La Ferrari' these works of automotive art are desired by car enthusiasts the world over! Whatever your driving style, personality, or passion there's a 'Prancing Horse' just for you. :) Happy motoring!

'Bad Ass 22'

Ferrari, one of the most 'recognizable' examples of what we know as supercars! From the GTO to the technology driven 'La Ferrari' these works of automotive art are desired by car enthusiasts the world over! Whatever your driving style, personality, or passion there's a 'Prancing Horse' just for you. :) Happy motoring!___

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2015-08-14 01:04:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Hey, hey hey!!! All you #petrolheads with #research, #production , #writing , #editorial , #photography and #filming skills out there - #Jeremy , #James and #Richard are #hiring! If they needed someone of my skills - I'd be first in there. But I am an #academic and while I fancy myself a #petrolhead and a #photographer - I will not do justice to the new show they hope would be #breakthrough for #British #Motoring #Media and #Entertainment once again. Heck, I'd even volunteer - for free if they'll have me.

So wherever you are - all you #talented people - get #going and #goodluck ! I hope you get the #job. Word of warning - as a #producer please make sure you #feed and #house the #lads right (#warm or #hot #food - lots of #meat and none of those #hippie #vegan stuff least #Jezza goes #Angry because he is #Hungry again) as we do not want to lose this one too.

How #awesome it... more »

Hey, hey hey!!! All you #petrolheads with #research, #production , #writing , #editorial , #photography and #filming skills out there - #Jeremy , #James and #Richard are #hiring! If they needed someone of my skills - I'd be first in there. But I am an #academic and while I fancy myself a #petrolhead and a #photographer - I will not do justice to the new show they hope would be #breakthrough for #British #Motoring #Media and #Entertainment once again. Heck, I'd even volunteer - for free if they'll have me.

So wherever you are - all you #talented people - get #going and #goodluck ! I hope you get the #job. Word of warning - as a #producer please make sure you #feed and #house the #lads right (#warm or #hot #food - lots of #meat and none of those #hippie #vegan stuff least #Jezza goes #Angry because he is #Hungry again) as we do not want to lose this one too.

How #awesome it is that they are #giving #jobs and making #employment and #business #possible . For sure the new talent they will get will be just as #buzzed to #work for them. I cannot imagine how #ridiculously #fun their offices would get as it did over at the #BBC what with an overflow of #BeefHulaHoops . They are really #contributing into the #British economy this time, better than they have done in that #TopGear #India episode where even #DavidCameron told them not to go as they were #rubbish in promoting #BritishTrade . This show will be #exported and will likely grow - employing more, #launching #trends and #careers and will be flying the #British flag over #Hollywood again.

Can't wait! I hope you lads get only the best. Make sure they are not #lazy or allergic to #manual #labor too as one #JeremyClarkson is more than enough. 😃

#recruitment #jobs #news #RichardHammond #JamesMay #AndyWilman #ClarksonHammondMay #new #show #news #motoring #driving___

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2015-08-14 01:03:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

No New Force Awakens Trailer At D23

According to JJ Abrams himself.... :( The next trailer is coming in the fall whenever that is.

H/T +MakingStarWars.net 

#StarWars   #TheForceAwakens   #D23  

No New Force Awakens Trailer At D23

According to JJ Abrams himself.... :( The next trailer is coming in the fall whenever that is.

H/T +MakingStarWars.net 

#StarWars   #TheForceAwakens   #D23  ___

2015-08-14 01:02:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Ignition! the history of rocket propellants

Stumbled on an old note I wrote to read this document, recommended in some long forgotten interview with Elon Musk.

Curious, I went to look for it. Sure enough, it's a free PDF.

After reading the intro by Isaac Asimov, I am hooked. This is gonna be a fun book!

(OK, that's from someone who's favorite nonfiction is Making of the Atomic Bomb. :) )

Here's an excerpt from that intro:

"Now it is clear that anyone working with rocket fuels is outstandingly mad. I don't mean garden-variety crazy or a merely raving lunatic. I mean a record-shattering exponent of far-out insanity.

"There are, after all, some chemicals that explode shatteringly, some that flame ravenously, some that corrode hellishly, some that poison sneakily, and some that stink stenchily. As far as... more »

Ignition! the history of rocket propellants

Stumbled on an old note I wrote to read this document, recommended in some long forgotten interview with Elon Musk.

Curious, I went to look for it. Sure enough, it's a free PDF.

After reading the intro by Isaac Asimov, I am hooked. This is gonna be a fun book!

(OK, that's from someone who's favorite nonfiction is Making of the Atomic Bomb. :) )

Here's an excerpt from that intro:

"Now it is clear that anyone working with rocket fuels is outstandingly mad. I don't mean garden-variety crazy or a merely raving lunatic. I mean a record-shattering exponent of far-out insanity.

"There are, after all, some chemicals that explode shatteringly, some that flame ravenously, some that corrode hellishly, some that poison sneakily, and some that stink stenchily. As far as I know, though, only liquid rocket fuels have all these delightful properties combined into
one delectable whole."
....
"So read this book. You'll find out plenty about John and all the
other sky-high crackpots who were in the field with him and you may even get (as I did) a glimpse of the heroic excitement that seemed to
make it reasonable to cuddle with death every waking moment — to
say nothing of learning a heck of a lot about the way in which the business of science is really conducted.

"It is a story only John can tell so caustically well from the depths
within."

<rub hands together in anticipation>

+The Elon Musk Fan Club​ and +The SpaceX Fan Club​ you are welcome to share this post, but it's pretty obscure - maybe for your own lone geekiness instead. ;)

+Otmar Ebenhoech​ and +Andrew Thall​ you know you wanna read it... :)

(Reposting publicly.)___

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2015-08-14 01:01:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Proof Elon Musk Doesn't Care What Wall Street Says About Tesla

Proof Elon Musk Doesn't Care What Wall Street Says About Tesla___

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2015-08-14 00:59:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Young, Jupiter-like planet 51 Eridani b discovered by Gemini Planet Imager | CBC News | Scientists have discovered a baby planet that may be very similar to what Jupiter would have looked like in its infancy—and have taken some amazing baby photos. 

The new planet 51 Eridani b is about twice as massive as Jupiter and orbits a star that is just 20 million years old—"born … 40 million years after the dinosaurs died out," noted Eric Nielsen, a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University and the SETI Institute, in a news release announcing the discovery. 

That makes the planet itself even younger. 

51 Eridani b is a little farther from its star than Saturn is from our sun—putting in the right region for a gas giant similar to those in our solar system. 

But what has scientists most excited is that, like Jupiter, 51 Eridani b has anatmosphere ... more »

Young, Jupiter-like planet 51 Eridani b discovered by Gemini Planet Imager | CBC News | Scientists have discovered a baby planet that may be very similar to what Jupiter would have looked like in its infancy—and have taken some amazing baby photos. 

The new planet 51 Eridani b is about twice as massive as Jupiter and orbits a star that is just 20 million years old—"born … 40 million years after the dinosaurs died out," noted Eric Nielsen, a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University and the SETI Institute, in a news release announcing the discovery. 

That makes the planet itself even younger. 

51 Eridani b is a little farther from its star than Saturn is from our sun—putting in the right region for a gas giant similar to those in our solar system. 

But what has scientists most excited is that, like Jupiter, 51 Eridani b has an atmosphere awash with methane. 

It's the first time large amounts of methane have been directly detected in the atmosphere of an exoplanet, says Julien Rameau, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Montreal who first spotted the chemical signature for the gas. 

"In Jupiter, we know that there is huge content of methane so it makes 51 Eridani b very similar to what Jupiter was when the solar system was young," Rameau told CBC News. "I was like 'This is awesome, this is amazing."' 

Credit: +CBC News 

#Space #Astronomy #Science #Exoplanet #51Eridanib #Planets #Jupiter #Methane #Atmosphere #Telescope #Chile #Gemini #Artist #Impression #Illustration___

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2015-08-14 00:59:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Parts of the Orion pressure vessel are being prepared for the first weld of the flight vehicle at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Parts of the Orion pressure vessel are being prepared for the first weld of the flight vehicle at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana.___

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2015-08-14 00:58:30 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I saw a +Google Self-driving car 2.0 right in front of my office
I was driving the opposite way and did an (illegal) u-turn to chase it down and check it out up close.

No steering wheel inside, but I did see the rider touch a joystick on the center panel.

I WANT ONE!

I saw a +Google Self-driving car 2.0 right in front of my office
I was driving the opposite way and did an (illegal) u-turn to chase it down and check it out up close.

No steering wheel inside, but I did see the rider touch a joystick on the center panel.

I WANT ONE!___

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2015-08-13 16:53:14 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Christina Hendricks #gingerthursday  

Christina Hendricks #gingerthursday  ___

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2015-08-13 03:20:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Important Account Information: Niantic Labs is becoming an independent company.  We’ll be taking our unique blend of exploration and fun to even bigger audiences with some amazing new partners joining Google as collaborators and backers. Niantic will be building on the success of +Ingress, which has been downloaded more than 12M times, has attracted more than 250,000 people to live events around the world, and has inspired users to collectively walk the distance from the earth to the sun while playing, exploring and discovering.

Stay tuned at www.NianticLabs.com and our social channels for more information.

#IngressNews  

Important Account Information: Niantic Labs is becoming an independent company.  We’ll be taking our unique blend of exploration and fun to even bigger audiences with some amazing new partners joining Google as collaborators and backers. Niantic will be building on the success of +Ingress, which has been downloaded more than 12M times, has attracted more than 250,000 people to live events around the world, and has inspired users to collectively walk the distance from the earth to the sun while playing, exploring and discovering.

Stay tuned at www.NianticLabs.com and our social channels for more information.

#IngressNews  ___

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2015-08-10 23:00:15 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2015-08-10 23:00:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

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2015-08-10 21:57:28 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Really excited about our big news, announcement of Alphabet!

Really excited about our big news, announcement of Alphabet!___

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2015-08-10 21:57:11 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Huge News

http://www.theverge.com/2015/8/10/9128083/sundar-pichai-ceo-google-larry-page-sergey-brin

Huge News

http://www.theverge.com/2015/8/10/9128083/sundar-pichai-ceo-google-larry-page-sergey-brin___

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2015-08-05 22:05:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Only chumps wait for OTAs. 

Only chumps wait for OTAs. ___

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2015-08-05 22:04:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Introducing the DeWitt Academia Out of Time Unique Piece for Only Watch 2015 http://goo.gl/L8ByC6

Introducing the DeWitt Academia Out of Time Unique Piece for Only Watch 2015 http://goo.gl/L8ByC6___

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2015-08-04 09:42:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The Personal Computer That Beat Apple (For a While)

"When the TRS-80 — a personal computer from Tandy that would be sold via their RadioShack stores, hence TRS — went on sale on Aug. 3 in 1977, computers weren’t exactly new. The Apple I had been introduced the previous year and personal computers were clearly a growing market, but Tandy is often credited with pioneering the idea of mass-market personal computer."

Read the rest of the article from +TIME

The Personal Computer That Beat Apple (For a While)

"When the TRS-80 — a personal computer from Tandy that would be sold via their RadioShack stores, hence TRS — went on sale on Aug. 3 in 1977, computers weren’t exactly new. The Apple I had been introduced the previous year and personal computers were clearly a growing market, but Tandy is often credited with pioneering the idea of mass-market personal computer."

Read the rest of the article from +TIME___

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2015-08-03 13:11:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Will Facebook envy wreck Twitter?

(Read my column: http://goo.gl/Xlxx4N )

As we learned from last week's earnings calls, Facebook is killing it these days. Twitter, not so much.

Twitter's interim CEO Jack Dorsey said the company is lousy at communicating to and thrilling "mainstream" users, and as result, struggles to gain new users. He added that fixing Twitter will take "considerable" time.

Even more troubling is that Twitter Chief Financial Officer Anthony Noto said during the call that "sustained, meaningful growth" can't happen until Twitter reaches "the mass market."

The "mass market" is just Twitter code for "Facebook users."

Twitter has a serious and obvious case of Facebook envy. They want what Facebook's got, and they're apparently planning to get... more »

Will Facebook envy wreck Twitter?

(Read my column: http://goo.gl/Xlxx4N )

As we learned from last week's earnings calls, Facebook is killing it these days. Twitter, not so much.

Twitter's interim CEO Jack Dorsey said the company is lousy at communicating to and thrilling "mainstream" users, and as result, struggles to gain new users. He added that fixing Twitter will take "considerable" time.

Even more troubling is that Twitter Chief Financial Officer Anthony Noto said during the call that "sustained, meaningful growth" can't happen until Twitter reaches "the mass market."

The "mass market" is just Twitter code for "Facebook users."

Twitter has a serious and obvious case of Facebook envy. They want what Facebook's got, and they're apparently planning to get it by re-creating Twitter in Facebook's image.

And that might be a huge mistake. Here's why: 

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2955257/social-media/will-facebook-envy-wreck-twitter.html

#Twitt   #Facebook  ___

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2015-08-03 10:12:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Awesome. It's what's for dinner.

+Amira Elgan made this spectacular lamb dish. So incredible. 

Awesome. It's what's for dinner.

+Amira Elgan made this spectacular lamb dish. So incredible. ___

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2015-08-03 08:00:49 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Why Google+ needs advertising.

My friend +Seth Fiegerman at Mashable wrote a good history of Google+. He calls Google+ a failure, but defines "failure" as the inability to "unseat" Facebook. And that's fair. (Every social company has failed to "unseat" them. Facebook's "monopoly on everybody" makes them unseatable.) 

Personally and selfishly, I don't care of Google+ crushes Facebook. I care that it exists, but to crush Facebook means that Google+ would have to become the mainstream brand, like McDonald's. Personally, I like quality. So I don't eat at McDonald's or spend more time than I have to at Facebook.com. 

Seth concludes that Google has given up on making Google+ a Facebook killer and has settled for Google+ to be a "Pinterest look-alike." I see what he's getting at. Pinterest andGo... more »

Why Google+ needs advertising.

My friend +Seth Fiegerman at Mashable wrote a good history of Google+. He calls Google+ a failure, but defines "failure" as the inability to "unseat" Facebook. And that's fair. (Every social company has failed to "unseat" them. Facebook's "monopoly on everybody" makes them unseatable.) 

Personally and selfishly, I don't care of Google+ crushes Facebook. I care that it exists, but to crush Facebook means that Google+ would have to become the mainstream brand, like McDonald's. Personally, I like quality. So I don't eat at McDonald's or spend more time than I have to at Facebook.com. 

Seth concludes that Google has given up on making Google+ a Facebook killer and has settled for Google+ to be a "Pinterest look-alike." I see what he's getting at. Pinterest and Google+ are clearly the prettiest, most appealingly designed social networks.

But that perspective fails to understand the HUGE difference between Pinterest, which is mostly about shopping aspirations, and Google+, which is mostly about substantive conversations about everything. 

In other words, Pinterest and Google+ are the same because they're beautiful. But Pinterest and Google+ are also opposites because one is frivolous and the other is often deeply substantive.

Seth does not join the "Google+ is dead" fantasy, but instead predicts that Google will phase it out in a few years. 

Trouble is, there is actually no way to predict that. If Google+ is thriving and serving multiple purposes for Google (as it is now), then they won't phase it out. 

The test isn't whether Google is a runaway success story like YouTube or Search. Google has more than 100 products that contribute significantly to Google as a company without being competition-crushing services like YouTube and Search.

Personally, I think Google+ has the ability to grow and grow. Twitter is committing suicide right now by chasing Facebook. Their Facebook envy will cause them to kill what's good about Twitter in a program to remake the service to copy Facebook. When that process is complete, they'll be a second-rate Facebook, but also become a second-rate Twitter. (The full column on this idea is coming Monday.) 

Pinterest may do OK going forward. They've got a nice niche (women).

Most of the remaining social networks will fumble along as eyeballs gravitate to messaging apps and video sites like YouTube. 

Meanwhile, the Internet desperately needs a great site where smart people can have meaningful, troll-free conversations about their passions and interests. Google+ fills a sweet niche for smart people. Quality is far, FAR more valuable than quantity when it comes to users. 

(And Google needs a great site where they can announce and promote things, interact with fans, provide glue to their wearable products and all the rest.)

But Google+ also needs advertising. For Google+ to take its place as a significant contributor to Google as a business, it needs to pull its own weight. 

In fact, Google+ could be an amazing advertising vehicle for the same reason that airports are so coveted among advertisers. It's an educated subset of people who are generally hard to reach through advertising. 

Google+ also could be a valuable proving ground for contextual advertising, including mobile contextual advertising. 

This is an unpopular idea. People want something for nothing, which is what we all get right now on Google+. (If you're unfamiliar with my opinion on advertising, which is that it's the morally superior form of online monetization, please read this: http://goo.gl/yJ4H0F ).

Anyway, give Seth's article a read and comment there if you like: http://goo.gl/5lvJRM 

And let's get some advertising up in here, Google! ___

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2015-08-02 10:04:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2015-08-02 10:00:37 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

User satisfaction with Google+ is higher than Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or LinkedIn.

But it's not as high as Pinterest, Wikipedia, YouTube or Instagram. This is according to a new report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index.

The biggest surprise was that Facebook satisfaction has risen from the bottom, and is now almost as high as Google+. 

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/07/28/paced-by-facebook-customer-satisfaction-up-for-social-media-sites/

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User satisfaction with Google+ is higher than Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or LinkedIn.

But it's not as high as Pinterest, Wikipedia, YouTube or Instagram. This is according to a new report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index.

The biggest surprise was that Facebook satisfaction has risen from the bottom, and is now almost as high as Google+. 

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/07/28/paced-by-facebook-customer-satisfaction-up-for-social-media-sites/

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2015-08-02 10:00:14 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Google+ Motto
"Google+ is the best place to meet and engage with strangers who share your passions. (There is no) better place to have great, troll-free conversations on a massively wide range of topics with a great search engine." - +Mike Elgan 

Google+ Motto
"Google+ is the best place to meet and engage with strangers who share your passions. (There is no) better place to have great, troll-free conversations on a massively wide range of topics with a great search engine." - +Mike Elgan ___

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2015-08-01 12:23:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This is a bar graph of when each of the sensates are likely to be awake. This assumes that the typical day for each sensate starts at 6 am and ends at midnight local time.
+sense8 + unofficial +Jan Schroeder +Straczynski J. Michael +Richard Frost 

This is a bar graph of when each of the sensates are likely to be awake. This assumes that the typical day for each sensate starts at 6 am and ends at midnight local time.
+sense8 + unofficial +Jan Schroeder +Straczynski J. Michael +Richard Frost ___

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2015-08-01 12:22:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Hard at work getting ready for the 2015 Big Android BBQ Developer Conference. A bunch of us from the Android team at Google are going to be there, along with some of the best smoked meats ever made available at a developer conference.

I reckon this will be one event you don't want to miss.

http://www.bigandroidbbq.com/

Hard at work getting ready for the 2015 Big Android BBQ Developer Conference. A bunch of us from the Android team at Google are going to be there, along with some of the best smoked meats ever made available at a developer conference.

I reckon this will be one event you don't want to miss.

http://www.bigandroidbbq.com/___

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2015-08-01 12:01:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

And you did. RIP Roddy.

And you did. RIP Roddy.___

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2015-08-01 12:01:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-30 11:28:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

For those interested, here is the links for windows 10

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Windows 10 32bit ISO 
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Windows 10 64bit ISO
http://software-download.microsoft.com/pr/Win10_English_x64.iso?t=ca1d7072-41cc-4966-bfae-9c8bd675a93b&e=1438267797&h=44a3125195d270cbe160dcaf137b75e9

For those interested, here is the links for windows 10

Links will expire in 24 hours
Windows 10 32bit ISO 
http://software-download.microsoft.com/pr/Win10_English_x32.iso?t=ca1d7072-41cc-4966-bfae-9c8bd675a93b&e=1438267797&h=e56d9589de46f1f91f7185558d9f273c

Windows 10 64bit ISO
http://software-download.microsoft.com/pr/Win10_English_x64.iso?t=ca1d7072-41cc-4966-bfae-9c8bd675a93b&e=1438267797&h=44a3125195d270cbe160dcaf137b75e9___

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2015-07-29 22:35:39 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Awesome Sysadmin Day Gift

Amazing Sysadmin Day Gift at my workplace .

Due to some of our IT staff being away tomorrow (official sysadmin day) we were surprised with a day early gift of Space Invader themed cupcakes !! #sysadminday

Awesome Sysadmin Day Gift

Amazing Sysadmin Day Gift at my workplace .

Due to some of our IT staff being away tomorrow (official sysadmin day) we were surprised with a day early gift of Space Invader themed cupcakes !! #sysadminday___

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