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David Brin has been shared in 252 public circles

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Becky Collins13,434Mobile Operator Circle:Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-24 05:16:12476209CC G+
Becky Collins13,341Active Writers and Authors Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia   #media   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-18 06:16:19462106CC G+
Becky Collins13,270Space 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 ?2014-07-17 07:18:06389309CC G+
Aman Singh2,014Circle of the dayYour re-share is appreciatedPlease re-share this circle in your stream.To be added:1- Add +Circles Circles Circles to your circles2- Write the URL of your blog in the comments section below3- Your blog must be an active blog (posts must be current)2014-07-16 12:15:324990615CC G+
Ryan Johnson9,485Hi friends! This is a great circle created with an important selection from all circles. The most important engagers are reshared because only that way can we grow our circle and have the people of google circle us.To get in, and to ensure you stay in this circle you need to do the following:1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already!2. +1 this circle!3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above!#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles #Britain #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #uk  #nottingham #Holland #Netherlands #Duch2014-07-16 10:40:014918711CC G+
khairul efendi0 Keep this simple!1. ADD the circle2 Share the post3. Plus the post.4. Comment to be added. BAM that is all easy right!? #circleshare  #circlesharing #sharedpubliccircles #snowballcircle #hyberballcircle #publicsharedcircles      #ownsocialmedia   #socialmediamarketing   #circlesharingpages   #sharingcircles   #whatshot   #followers   #googleplustips #CircleSharing #CircleShare #CircleOfTheDay #Circle #SharedCircles #Google #Google+ #GooglePlusTips #AddCircle #ADD #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircle #Circles #Shared #Friends #Blogging #SharingCircles #CircleofFriends #Blogger #Engagers2014-06-20 07:31:49501215CC G+
DEVILZART2,249 This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and +1 'sBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post +DevilzArt More you share more you get!#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #publicsharedcircles   #wordpress   #seo   #affiliatemarketing    #googleplus   #googleplusupdate   #blogger   #bloggers   #blogging     #internet   #socialmedia   #socialmediatips   #socialnetworking   #internetmarketing   #seo   #seotips   #bloggingtips   #bloggingforbusiness   #bloggingforbusiness   #bloggingtipsandtricks   #googleplustips   2014-06-15 02:13:005014415CC G+
Dina Tika0Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment. 2014-06-10 05:53:52479001CC G+
Becky Collins10,439Super Science Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-05-31 05:09:154901211CC G+
Becky Collins10,282Mobile Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia   #media   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-05-28 05:03:174777219CC G+
Irina Sadokhina21,822Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle. This #circle is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle. Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle, May the 12, just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circles   #circleshare   #circlecirclecircle   #circlescirclescircles   #plusmastermind   #crazycircles   #hyperball   #circleoftheweek  2014-05-05 14:19:144595839106CC G+
Andrea Orselli5,603Hi! Here is my circle. Please click "ADD PEOPLE" button to add the whole circle and help increase each others connection. +1 and share will be greatly appreciated.#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles    #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle    #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle    #topsharedcircl2014-04-30 20:05:53443426CC G+
Shashi S6,305SOME GREAT PHILOSOPHER'S AT GOOGLE PLUS____________________________________________________This is some of the most interesting Philosopher's I found at Google Plus, selected over the years, following them will be one of the best thing you will do to make your timeline, interesting, informative and worthwhile. Join in and enjoy...If you are interested to join in, please leave a comment, and share Those of you who are notified are already in the circle...With this team, you will be able to find fresh content and original thoughts as well as increase your own visibility in the Google Plus. And the first step towards engaging is to join and share this circle... That way you will have some connect with the group here.To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - share the circle 3 - add +1 to the post4 - Start something new and share within the world of google plusThe more you add and share, the more visibility you will have and more and more people will share your own circles and content...PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR SELF BEFORE YOU HIT THE SHARE BUTTON.__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #Friday #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   2014-04-21 08:26:26310114CC G+
Shashi S5,879Circle of Authors & Poets_____________________________________This is one of the most interesting group of Authors and Poets, selected from my years on Google Plus, following them will be one of the best thing you will do to make your timeline, interesting, informative and worthwhile. Join in and enjoy...If you are interested to join in, please leave a comment, and after reviewing your profile, I WILL INCLUDE YOU IN NEXT SHARE.... ONLY IF YOU ARE AN ASPIRING AUTHOR OR A POET :-) Those of you who are notified are already in the circle...This circle also includes many of upcoming writers who are Top Google + Users, who share unique and original content. They are kind of the early trend setters..With this team, you will be able to grow in your own community, with fresh content and original thoughts as well as increase your own visibility in the Google Plus. And the first step towards engaging is to join and share this circle... That way you will have some connect with the group here.To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - share the circle 3 - add +1 to the post4 - Start something new and share within the world of google plus5 - YOU HAVE TO BE, AT LEAST, AN ASPIRING AUTHOR OR POETThe more you add and share, the more visibility you will have and more and more people will share your own circles and content...PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR SELF BEFORE YOU HIT THE SHARE BUTTON.__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #Friday #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     2014-04-16 06:47:374134213CC G+
Irina Sadokhina19,423Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle   . This #circle    is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle  . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle   . Apr. 21st, just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circles   #circlecirclecircle   #circlescirclescircles   #circleshare   #hyperball   #plusmastermind   #crazycircles   #circleoftheweek  2014-04-14 16:53:094558155121CC G+
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 06:25:0424522733CC G+
Irina Sadokhina18,499Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle  . This #circle is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle  . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle   . Apr. 14th, just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circleshare   #circlescirclescircles   #circlecircle   #circlecirclecircle   #circles   #hyperball   #plusmastermind   #crazycircles  2014-04-08 12:47:424927150105CC G+
DEVILZART1,310#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers   #followback #paulaawesomecircle   #awesomecircles #paulateshima #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle 2014-04-04 17:15:22500151125CC G+
Irina Sadokhina17,311Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle  . This #circle   is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle  . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle . Apr. 7th, just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circlecirclecircle   #circles   #circlescirclescircles   #circleshared   #crazycircles   #hyperball   #plusmastermind   #circleoftheweek  2014-03-31 18:07:204536759107CC G+
Irina Sadokhina16,720Hello my dear friends!!! This is my weekly #mondaycircle  . This #circle   is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last mondaycircle . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle    on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next  #mondaycircle   , March 31st. just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circles   #circlecirclecircle   #circlecirclecircle   #circlescirclescircles   #hyperball   #crazycircles   #plusmastermind   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheweek   #circleoftheday  2014-03-24 18:59:534707754122CC G+
STEM on Google+ Community14,148Here are the "Movers & Shakers" in the STEM Community!February--March, 2014!Here's the latest updated edition of people & pages whose posts and comments appeared in the STEM on Google+ Community.  There are both science content creators and science readers here, and they are all active and interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math.  Add this circle to your stream!Click here to enter the community >>https://plus.google.com/b/112166434848553337850/communities/110555615319066448343  Get involved in science discussions in the STEM community and you'll be in the next circle!If you received notification for this post, you are included in the circle!  If you do not wish to be notified, or shared in this (or other) circles, please let me know.~+Malthus John #sciencecircle   #stemcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #scienceeveryday   #sciencessunday   #stem   #gpluscommunities   #science   #technology   #engineering   #mathematics   #engagement  2014-03-24 17:43:08235202360CC G+
Matthew J Price8,236It's been some time since I shared my favorite circle: Accelerated Thinkers.  These 91 people are the ones I trust with bringing me the good news every day, and leading the conversation about the future of humanity.  Thank you so much!2014-03-22 04:25:4591103CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:27:36393014CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:50393033CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:17393011CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:52393011CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:16393203CC G+
Irina Sadokhina15,346Hello my dear friends!!!HELLO! This is my weekly  #mondaycircle . This  #circle   is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last  #mondaycircle . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome  #circle   on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next  #mondaycircle   , March 17th just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circles   #circlecircle   #circlescirclescircles   #hyperball   #rustyball   #crazycircles   #plusmastermind  2014-03-11 16:53:09467695296CC G+
Ryan Johnson45#CircleSharing#SharedCircles#Circle#CircleOfTheDay#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#buy_GooglePlus_followers#Google#GooglePlusTips#Engagers#EngagersCircle#Circles#SocialMedia#SharedCircleOfTheDay#PublicCircle#PublicSharedCircles#TeamElite#SnowballEffect#Marketing#SocialMediaMarketing2014-03-11 11:15:07501101213CC G+
shinigami kurai109This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and +1 'sBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post +shinigami kurai2014-03-09 02:04:4450110313CC G+
DEVILZART386This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and +1 'sBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post +DevilzArt More you share more you get! #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #publicsharedcircles   #wordpress   #seo   #affiliatemarketing    #googleplus   #googleplusupdate   #blogger   #bloggers   #blogging     #internet   #socialmedia   #socialmediatips   #socialnetworking   #internetmarketing   #seo   #seotips   #bloggingtips   #bloggingforbusiness   #bloggingforbusiness   #bloggingtipsandtricks 2014-03-08 15:58:55501191528CC G+
Bob Mulholland20,590Haven't done a  #FollowFriday  in a while. Beam these mofos into your Circles , Scotty!Nothin' but a buncha  #StarTrek  nerds in here.... #SharedCircles  2014-03-07 20:06:14486519CC G+
Becky Collins3,213Baseball circle #Baseball  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 10:30:413883216CC G+
DEVILZART103This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circulo   #kreise   #kreis   #круг   #круги   #круглим   #кругляши  #blogger   #blogging   #bloggers#サークル   #界   #cercle   #دائرة   #kring   #kringen   #nederland  +Circles +Circle Circle Circle +Circles by DzjieDzjee +Selected Circles 2014 +Awesome Circles +Socialize circles +Circles & Circles & Circles +Google+ Categorized Circles +Circles Circles Circles +Curating Content on Google+ +Team Circle Share +Shared Circles +Circle Shares Notifications +Urkel's Shared Circles +Shared Circles Magic G+ +Shared Circles on G+ +SharedCircles #googleplus #circle #sahrecircle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleshared #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday 2014-02-25 06:41:2550014721CC G+
Dan Thompson2,147Here is my circle of writers.  My suggestion to you new G+ folks is to add the entire circle as its own circle, i.e. "Dan's Writing Circle".  Over time, move your favorites over into your own growing array of circles.In particular, though, I'd say pay attention to John Ward, Evo Terra, Nathan Lowell, Brook Johnson, and Jefferson Smith.2014-02-22 19:51:53249212CC G+
Becky Collins2,634Marketing Circle : Feb 22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:29:4945517724CC G+
Jimmy James6,807Futurists#circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #hyperballmaster #hyperballcircle2014-01-08 18:02:321560214CC G+
Sam Sager3,743Science-Fiction and Fantasy Writers CircleIt's been a very long time since I've shared this circle. It is long over due. This is a great group of writers to follow. They range from the very well known to the aspiring, but all are worth following. I learn something new and am very entertained by these people everyday.If you or someone you know is a science-fiction or fantasy writer and would like to be a part of this circle please let me know.2013-12-22 01:05:22308413CC G+
Tancredi Matranga8,830WEB INFLUENCER MEGAMIX 13Have a Great Tuesday my Google+ Friends!I am happy to share with you my 13th  #sharedcircle named Web Influencer Megamix.I put together a mix of #TopEngagers  - Really Interesting People who share unique and original content.   Do yo want to be added to the Web #Influencer Circle?To be included, be so kind to:   1 - Do +1 t the post   2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)         (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)   3 - Include the circle among your circles   4 - Share the circle (include yourself)   5 - Be free and smile to life! :)   #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circletuesday   #tuesdaycircle   #tuesdaycircleshare   #tuesdaycircleshare  2013-12-03 07:43:1749910047117CC G+
Kyle Pearce116A great Google+ Circle of Educators!  2013-11-24 15:10:12501606CC G+
Lo Sauer2,493This is a great circle combined of active engagers, creative folks and  some of the best and brightest people on google+. A thank you in this circle-inclusion-shoutout to: +Peter Terren +Michael Műller +Carlos Esteban +Justin Chung +Malthus John +Marta Rauch +Rajini Rao +Katherine Vucicevic +Jonathan Eisen +Mike Allton +Scott Buehler +Mario Falcetti +Zvonimir Fras +Krithika Rangarajan +sridhar krishnan +Joanna Ortynska +Seamus Smyth +Chuck Croll +Michael Schobel +2013-11-19 18:19:4843218317CC G+
Rank Kemeng0This is a group of individuals that has personally shared four of my best circle sharing circles in the last month (or so).  They also include a mix of new circle sharers and some that are just trying to learn it for the first time. :) :) :0)They are individuals, to a large degree, that are very interested in not just circle sharing (which is great), but also engaging with you in a meaningful way (which is awesome)!!!Guidelines for Core Multipliers- Share the circle to stay in the circle- Have some fun!- If you are new and want in the circle, share the circle.This is a great group.  Enjoy this circle and have an awesome Thursday!*if you were somehow missed/ not included in the circle, please let me know and it will be corrected on the next share. My apologies ahead of time! :)**For those coming from multiplying circle, we are not inviting new folks here, you can privately message them or ping them when you share the circle on your public feed. Thanks!#corecircle #multiplyingcircle #coremultipliers #sharedcircles #circleshare #bestsharedcircle   #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #CircleQueen   #CircleMaster   #GPlusList   #Circle   #Circleshare   #Circlesharing   #PublicSharedCircles2013-11-01 15:53:38426115CC G+
Coyeb Sundel02013-10-24 10:04:35425202CC G+
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2014-07-23 07:07:32 (138 comments, 15 reshares, 110 +1s)

The "apparently lethal" blow to Obamacare in the 10th DIstrict Appeals court decision is anything-but.  First, it will probably be overturned and/or minimized.  But let's say it holds.  Then tens of millions of folks in red states, where the GOP refused to set up exchanges for people to buy competitive, market rate insurance policies, will lose their federal subsidy and probably lose their insurance and go back to using state funded emergency rooms.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/breaking-federal-appeals-court-deals-142529173.html

The crux?  Blue America will save the tens of billions that it is currently sending to those red states, in order to insure the poor there. Red state voters will see their own taxes go up as the emergency rooms fill again (they had been emptying, under Obamacare).  And the poor in red states will - having their insurance yanked away fromthem... more »

Most reshares: 65

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2014-07-22 03:43:42 (78 comments, 65 reshares, 233 +1s)

The 13 states that raised their minimum wages on Jan. 1 have added jobs at a faster pace than those that did not. This result runs diametrically opposite to the predictions of those who oppose increasing minimum wages, even to keep pace with inflation.

To make this perfectly clear… that’s all of the raisers… have done better than all of those who refused.  And this is one more time that the forecasts of the right were diametrically opposite to outcomes.

Now, of course, cause and effect are very hard to nail down in murky socio-economics. But such a strong correlation puts the onus upon those who keep throwing Supply Side voodoo at us… a theory that has never made one major successful forecast of actual outcomes.  Ever.  Even once.
    
But always-wrong has a potent answer. An answer that allows the always-wrong to maintain indignant solidarity.  Always-wrong isanswered with:... more »

Most plusones: 233

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2014-07-22 03:43:42 (78 comments, 65 reshares, 233 +1s)

The 13 states that raised their minimum wages on Jan. 1 have added jobs at a faster pace than those that did not. This result runs diametrically opposite to the predictions of those who oppose increasing minimum wages, even to keep pace with inflation.

To make this perfectly clear… that’s all of the raisers… have done better than all of those who refused.  And this is one more time that the forecasts of the right were diametrically opposite to outcomes.

Now, of course, cause and effect are very hard to nail down in murky socio-economics. But such a strong correlation puts the onus upon those who keep throwing Supply Side voodoo at us… a theory that has never made one major successful forecast of actual outcomes.  Ever.  Even once.
    
But always-wrong has a potent answer. An answer that allows the always-wrong to maintain indignant solidarity.  Always-wrong isanswered with:... more »

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2014-07-29 00:04:51 (2 comments, 11 reshares, 24 +1s)

You've heard about this second hand... now the science of how the adolescent brain differs and grows.  This fascinating article by Robert Sapolsky tracks the last part of us to develop, the prefrontal cortex responsible for planning and impulse control. A thorough, insightful, compassionate and well-written piece.

Also, it seems that the model of “competitive neuron development” that I wrote about in EARTH (1989) is now viewed as standard biological fact.
Um… “Testosterone decreases the ability of the frontal cortex to communicate with and rein in the amygdala.”  No kidding?

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2014-07-28 19:16:40 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Join astrophysicists Brian Keating and Andrew Friedman and me, in a panel presentation about multiverses! The NINE different ways (that we have thought-of, so far) that this cosmos we observe may be just one of many!  It will take place at the Arthur Clarke Center at UCSD on July 29.

For more information… and to RSVP… drop by:
http://imagination.ucsd.edu/news/how-big-is-the-world-exploring-the-multiverse-in-modern-astrophysics-cosmology-and-beyond/

And learn about the Clarke Center:
http://imagination.ucsd.edu/news/how-big-is-the-world-exploring-the-multiverse-in-modern-astrophysics-cosmology-and-beyond/

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2014-07-28 18:36:41 (34 comments, 10 reshares, 46 +1s)

George Dvorsky has run a good article on iO9, summarizing many of the worrisome aspects of a possible runaway effect, when self-improving artificial intelligences (AI) get faster and faster at designing new and better versions of themselves.  Go give it a read.  Alas, George left out the process issue that makes all the difference.  That issue is Secrecy, which lies at the root of every Michael Crichton science-goes-wrong scenario. 

(Not one of Michael's plot drivers would have taken place, if the "arrogant scientists" had done it all in the open, exposing their new robots/dinosaurs and so on to truly public, error-correcting criticism.)

Efforts to develop AI that are subject to the enlightenment process of reciprocal scrutiny might see their failure modes revealed and corrected in time.  Those that take place in secret are almost one hundred percent guaranteed toprod... more »

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2014-07-28 03:58:01 (20 comments, 13 reshares, 91 +1s)

Nation apparently believed in Science...at some point.

http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/nation-apparently-believed-science-point

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2014-07-27 23:58:48 (6 comments, 7 reshares, 44 +1s)

If two pocket “universes” make physical contact, there are several possibilities.  M-brane theorists think the collision would release so much energy that the resulting bang would wipe out any galaxy-style realms that existed before.  On the other hand, researchers at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, think the interaction could be mild and show up in the maps we are now making of the microwave background. “We start with a multiverse that has two bubbles in it, we collide the bubbles on a computer to figure out what happens, and then we stick a virtual observer in various places and ask what that observer would see from there.”

 http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/news/universe-bubble-lets-check

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2014-07-27 03:40:41 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s)

Under ideal conditions, the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) should be able to detect two kinds of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in the atmospheres of alien worlds, if atmospheric levels were 10 times those on Earth. In other words, if aliens are self-destructive fools, we might catch them during the brief window of time. But only if it is orbiting a very dim star.

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2014-07-26 22:43:46 (8 comments, 8 reshares, 34 +1s)

Seems that that engineered probiotic bacteria (“friendly” bacteria like those in yogurt) in the gut produce a therapeutic compound that inhibits weight gain, insulin resistance, and other adverse effects of a high-fat diet in mice. “Of course it’s hard to speculate from mouse to human.” In fact, we are finding ever more longevity-related mouse results that have no bearing on humans! Still…
http://www.jci.org/articles/view/72517

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2014-07-26 18:24:03 (45 comments, 10 reshares, 40 +1s)

My new posting has a look at those in the west (especially America) with a fetish for admiring Vladimir Putin - and all forms of "traditional" rulership. Will the “true 21st century” bring us back to feudalism?  Is our great invention ... a problem-solving, positive-sum society... doomed?

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/07/will-true-21st-century-bring-us-back-to.html

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2014-07-26 05:17:10 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 28 +1s)

An insightful article explores the many potential advantages, when civilians become empowered to fly their own drones. The ability to independently verify events, ensure accountability for public officials and police, provide situational awareness, deliver or fetch important items…. Yes there will be privacy concerns. But how better to catch that neighborhood voyeur than with a drone of your own, so that you can track the peeping tom and tell his mom!

http://www.suasnews.com/2014/07/30184/drones-the-civic-surveillance-equalizer/

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2014-07-26 04:02:55 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)

Here is a terrifically concise and persuasive animation about one of the bases for orbital mechanics — explaining why you must have several images of an asteroid, against the starry background, in order to determine its orbit.  

http://spaceguard.iasf-roma.inaf.it/NScience/neo/neo-how/mea-orbit.htm

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2014-07-25 20:00:01 (19 comments, 15 reshares, 60 +1s)

DNA surveys suggest that humans have thousands of viral species in and on us. Most of them likely coexist within our gut in peace and harmony.  This notion - of relatively harmless viruses that therefore have escaped notice by science - has been around a while.  It features prominently in my short story “The Giving Plague.”  Likewise, the importance of the micro-biome - the vast array of symbiotic bacteria living in human bodies, especially the gut, was portrayed vividly in a 1930s novel by Aldous Huxley.  But only now are we truly dialing into the importance of what Huxley then called “intestinal flora.”  Now read how scientists are at last uncovering hints of huge communities of viruses that lurk below our notice, possibly affecting our health.  We have a lot to learn.

www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/07/24/334089538/globe-trotting-virus-hides-in-people-s-gut-bacteria

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2014-07-24 03:29:34 (17 comments, 25 reshares, 94 +1s)

A solar storm -- or Coronal Mass Ejection -- barely missed the Earth in 2012.  “If it had hit, we would still be picking up the pieces,” physicist Daniel Baker, about the biggest storm in at least 120 years.  Looking around and taking prudent precautions in a dangerous universe is what both science fiction and sanity are for. Ostriches who stick their heads in the ground will lose everything.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/07/23/how-a-solar-storm-nearly-destroyed-life-as-we-know-it-two-years-ago/

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2014-07-23 21:10:50 (9 comments, 9 reshares, 51 +1s)

My new posting dives deeper into the "war on science and expertise" that is currently being waged by resentful folks at both extremes of the political spectrum. It is rooted in a wholesome cultural reflex of Suspicion of Authority... but it has been twisted into something undead that threatens the very basis of our civilization.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/07/a-war-against-expertise.html

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2014-07-23 19:26:05 (18 comments, 17 reshares, 65 +1s)

Nice article on Studio 360 takes up recent efforts to encourage more confident science fiction, as an alternative to today’s endless stream of cliched, copycat dystopias and apocalypses..  

http://www.studio360.org/story/power-of-positive-sci-fi/

Of course I support efforts by Neal Stephenson and his (ASU -based Hieroglyph project to push back against the propaganda of doom and gloom. The ASU Center for Science and the Imagination is collaborating in several ways with UCSD's new Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination - where I’m based - (http://imagination.ucsd.edu), where the sciences and arts will come together to explore humanity's most unique gift.

Look, none of us are asking for a return to the fizzy optimism of 1930s sci fi. The changes wrought in our genre by the New Wave and by Cyberpunk and by the more recent glorious surge in savvy andinsi... more »

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2014-07-23 07:07:32 (138 comments, 15 reshares, 110 +1s)

The "apparently lethal" blow to Obamacare in the 10th DIstrict Appeals court decision is anything-but.  First, it will probably be overturned and/or minimized.  But let's say it holds.  Then tens of millions of folks in red states, where the GOP refused to set up exchanges for people to buy competitive, market rate insurance policies, will lose their federal subsidy and probably lose their insurance and go back to using state funded emergency rooms.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/breaking-federal-appeals-court-deals-142529173.html

The crux?  Blue America will save the tens of billions that it is currently sending to those red states, in order to insure the poor there. Red state voters will see their own taxes go up as the emergency rooms fill again (they had been emptying, under Obamacare).  And the poor in red states will - having their insurance yanked away fromthem... more »

2014-07-23 01:26:25 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 17 +1s)

CosmicCon - a celebration of all Cosmic Encounter® fans - will be held  Friday Sept 19 - Sunday Sept 21 in Roseville, Minnesota, USA (Minneapolis). I like Cosmic Encounter a lot.  Completely apart from the space/aliens aspect  is the brilliant notion -- wholly original -- of having a game with a  basic rule set... then allowing different players to break each and  every individual rule.  It is probably the most original game concept in
 100 years.  

http://www.eventbee.com/v/cosmiccon

2014-07-23 00:00:40 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 13 +1s)

    The talented young author Xia Jia offers up a fascinating essay: “What Makes Chinese Science Fiction Chinese?” on Tor.com, translated by Ken Liu.  http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/07/what-makes-chinese-science-fiction-chinese       

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2014-07-22 23:42:07 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)

Join astrophysicists Brian Keating and Andrew Friedman and me, in a panel presentation about multiverses! The NINE different ways (that we have thought-of, so far) that this cosmos we observe may be just one of many!  It will take place at the Arthur Clarke Center at UCSD on July 29.

For more information… and to RSVP… drop by:
http://imagination.ucsd.edu/news/how-big-is-the-world-exploring-the-multiverse-in-modern-astrophysics-cosmology-and-beyond/

And learn about the Clarke Center:
http://imagination.ucsd.edu/news/how-big-is-the-world-exploring-the-multiverse-in-modern-astrophysics-cosmology-and-beyond/

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2014-07-22 19:07:22 (80 comments, 23 reshares, 115 +1s)

I have been nagging about this for more than a decade — that the resilience of our civilization is desperately harmed by its utter reliance on cell phone towers, which are the first things to fail in a crisis, like a hurricane or other disaster. My recommendation?  Offered to national and corporate leaders since 1995?  That our pocket phones should have a backup communication mode that is peer-to-peer, that could pass messages from phone to phone through any afflicted area until they reach a zone with cell service.  The technology has been available, especially since Qualcomm developed its latest chip sets.

Now comes terrific news.  “Qualcomm and other wireless companies have been working on a new cellular standard—a set of technical procedures that ensures devices can “talk” to one another—that will keep the lines open if the network fails. The Proximity Services, or so-calledLTE Direct, sta... more »

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2014-07-22 03:43:42 (78 comments, 65 reshares, 233 +1s)

The 13 states that raised their minimum wages on Jan. 1 have added jobs at a faster pace than those that did not. This result runs diametrically opposite to the predictions of those who oppose increasing minimum wages, even to keep pace with inflation.

To make this perfectly clear… that’s all of the raisers… have done better than all of those who refused.  And this is one more time that the forecasts of the right were diametrically opposite to outcomes.

Now, of course, cause and effect are very hard to nail down in murky socio-economics. But such a strong correlation puts the onus upon those who keep throwing Supply Side voodoo at us… a theory that has never made one major successful forecast of actual outcomes.  Ever.  Even once.
    
But always-wrong has a potent answer. An answer that allows the always-wrong to maintain indignant solidarity.  Always-wrong isanswered with:... more »

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2014-07-22 00:04:23 (10 comments, 6 reshares, 35 +1s)

We’ve all known this and said it for a long time.   Still, it’s nice to see a cogent naming of the Phenomenon. Brandolini’s law - or, as Alberto Brandolini suggests, the Bullshit Asymmetry Principle:  “The amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it.”

http://www.amazon.com/Disputation-Arenas-ebook/dp/B005AK2R74/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=contbrin-20

I laid it out in explicit detail here.
http://ordrespontane.blogspot.fr/2014/07/brandolinis-law.html

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2014-07-21 17:21:13 (13 comments, 19 reshares, 53 +1s)

Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) is a single-celled parasite that has infested many modern human societies that keep cats, and as many as 60 million americans.  Its subtle effects may include warping personality! (And sometimes physical illness.)  Now some researchers claim that TG may be a good model for stimulating the immune system against cancer.  

Okay. But don’t go rushing to sniff your cat’s litter box. As I said,  TG may be doing humanity vast harm by affecting our personalities, exacerbating our ability to negotiate and solve problems. And killing some people.  In any event, we see no correlation between TG sufferers and reduced cancer levels. Still, maybe there’s a usable connection. Let's hope this pans out. Go science.

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-07-toxoplasma-gondii-cancer-tracks-vaccine.html

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2014-07-20 18:50:57 (19 comments, 5 reshares, 37 +1s)

My latest posting is perhaps one of my better ones, looking at the Apollo missions from several perspectives that might never before have occurred to you.  Why have we backed-off from boldness? Did space adventures save us... through art? How do we compare to the world of "2001: a Space Odyssey"?  And where do we go, from here?

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-moon-landing-45-years-later.html

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2014-07-20 05:34:46 (35 comments, 8 reshares, 31 +1s)

The Potato Salad Kickstarter aimed at fundraising $10.  It has passed $62,000.  What an age we're in.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/324283889/potato-salad

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2014-07-20 02:11:49 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 62 +1s)

Yesterday I donated my 80th pint. Though my local agency doesn't count three donations to the Red Cross, so I must give three more before they award me my Ten Gallon Hat!  It's a win-win. You get to help save others. You also get a more resilient body that can shrug off blood loss in a crisis. Needles become yawn-worthy. And it is the quickest way to lose a pound!  Sure, I almost won a Hugo for The Giving Plague which pondered... well... a scenario.  But in fact there's nothing safer to do.

In an hour or two... I will comment on the Lunar anniversary!

2014-07-19 18:57:38 (8 comments, 9 reshares, 29 +1s)

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Corner the kids and make them watch Sunday night, 7:30 PST on NASA Channel. Tell them what the moon landings meant to us. Then drag them outside and make them look at it. Really look at it. If ten % respond with wonder, we'll be ahead.

Again, tomorrow (Sunday) night at 7:39pm PST, NASA TV will rebroadcast the first moon landing as it was televised live, 45 years ago to the minute, but with the video cleaned up.

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2014-07-19 04:08:37 (19 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)

My latest posting reveals some more news about our century-long adjustment to drones.  Will they fill the air and fill the skies with loathing?  Or omniscience?  Also a side riff on the notion that an armed population could rebel against the state -- the "insurrectionary recourse."

Tomorrow I will post about the anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/07/media-challenge-faa-drone-ban-and.html

2014-07-18 22:30:55 (39 comments, 5 reshares, 67 +1s)

I was a keynote speaker at Freedom Fest, the big libertarian convention in Las Vegas, last week.  Do I seem an odd choice? In fact I have done this before… strongly suggesting that a movement that claims to be all about freedom might want to veer away from obsessing on empowering and enabling owner-oligarchy and instead go back to its roots, by encouraging that vast creative power of open-flat-fair competition.  Anyway, the top organizer wanted to throw a grenade at the Randians and I was it! 

 (My hosts, Mark & Joanne Skousen, were just lovely, their film festival was intriguing and the evening ’s show, a libertarian re-telling of Camelot, was a hoot.)

At dinner I sat with Steve Forbes, PJ O'Rourke, John Mackey (Whole Foods & a nice guy and SciFi reader) and also… Grover (believe it or not) Norquist! And yes, I managed to poke without offending.  Dang I ameclectic! ... more »

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2014-07-17 04:46:21 (55 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)

See an explanation how Apple's unified ecosystem could place the company in the forefront of almost everything you have and do at home. Make no mistake, this will be a reality sooner than you think.
Next Big Thing - How the connected home could finally come together

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2014-07-17 00:23:26 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)

Join astrophysicists Brian Keating and Andrew Friedman and me, in a panel presentation about multiverses! The NINE different ways (that we have thought-of, so far) that this cosmos we observe may be just one of many!  It will take place at the Arthur Clarke Center at UCSD on July 29.

For more information… and to RSVP… drop by:
http://imagination.ucsd.edu/news/how-big-is-the-world-exploring-the-multiverse-in-modern-astrophysics-cosmology-and-beyond/

And learn about the Clarke Center:
http://imagination.ucsd.edu/news/how-big-is-the-world-exploring-the-multiverse-in-modern-astrophysics-cosmology-and-beyond/

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2014-07-16 21:53:13 (31 comments, 16 reshares, 64 +1s)

 How stocks have fared under 2 000 days of Obama.  Now the core question.  Are outcomes at all important to you, compared to polemic?  Nearly all metrics of US national (and middle class) health have improved across the last 6 years and nearly all plummeted across the span of both Bush presidencies. 
Completely aside from ALL matters of "left vs right" here's the core question.  Do... outcomes... matter.  Is there ANY point where continued outcomes that do not fit your narrative would convince you to alter your narrative...

... or reduce the credibility you now give the ranters who are feeding you your narrative?

http://money.msn.com/top-stocks/post--how-stocks-fared-under-2000-days-of-obama#scpshrjmd)

2014-07-16 20:20:03 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 31 +1s)

I have long thought there should be a dating service to introduce people with great, well-grounded ideas with those who can string stories together really well, with good point of view, dialogues, action and satisfying characters.  In my experience, the former is more common than the latter.  Ideas aren't "a dime a dozen," but a good writer without strong ideas is likely to stumble into some, sooner or later, especially if she happens upon the trick of buying drinks for nerds!  But a guy with a nifty gimmick - but no ear and gift for yarn-spinning - may never see it in a tale.

Still, it's an idea. Maybe I should keep a list... or someone could set up such a “dating site for ideas and authors” site. If it’s well-done, I'd write the blather parts, explaining it all.

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2014-07-16 01:44:07 (6 comments, 7 reshares, 40 +1s)

It is fascinating and encouraging (and brilliant) to see how crowd-sourced brainstorming might be saving an old NASA mission, pointing the way to other positive-sum applications of amateur vitality and expertise. Indeed, this example may point the way to the sorts of “smart mobs” that I portray in EXISTENCE, playing a vital role in 21st Century problem solving.

http://denniswingo.wordpress.com/2014/07/15/we-are-borg-crowdsourced-engineering-and-the-collective-mind-of-the-internet/

http://www.wattpad.com/5827990-the-smartest-mob-a-chapter-from-existence

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2014-07-15 17:57:14 (7 comments, 14 reshares, 50 +1s)

Mark your calendars for one year from today… Pluto!  "We're arriving at Pluto on the morning of the 14th of July 2015. It's Bastille day. To celebrate we're storming the gates of Pluto."

http://www.npr.org/2014/07/13/330983584/mark-your-calendars-in-a-year-well-arrive-at-pluto

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2014-07-15 05:12:53 (2 comments, 12 reshares, 38 +1s)

Artists are putting into practice my point about rendering surveillance visible to the rest of us.  Some very interesting… and pointedly clever… innovations.

http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/7/nsa-surveillanceartbiometricspoliticsculture.html

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2014-07-14 23:45:09 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s)

My latest posting veers attention to innovators like Dean Kamen, who are making money by inventing wondrous new devices that make things way-better, epitomizing the positive-sum game.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/07/brilliant-innovators-hopeful-signs.html

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2014-07-14 22:36:51 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 17 +1s)

Ted-style talks about our future!

(1) At the Smithsonian - "Will we diversify into many types of humanity?"

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/david-brin/?no-ist  Follow the slides on Slideshare!  http://www.slideshare.net/davidbrin/human-and-beyond-diversity-who-will-we-meet-make-and-become

(2) My TEDxUCSD talk on the addictive plague of sanctimony and "getting mad as hell"
Indignation, Addiction and Hope: Does it help to be "Mad as Hell?: David Brin at TEDxUCSD  
Follow the slides on Slideshare!  
http://www.slideshare.net/davidbrin/indignation-addiction-the-modern-plague-tedxucsd2014

(3) Sober reflections on the TV show "Closer to Truth" - on topics ranging from SETI to religion to ESP to human destiny in the cosmos. http://www.closertotruth.com/contributor/david-brin/profile<... more »

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2014-07-14 03:07:36 (28 comments, 18 reshares, 52 +1s)

Google glass hack allows brain wave control. An EEG headset can be used to measure when certain parts of the brain show a greater level of activity. Within Google Glass's "screen" - a small window that appears in the corner of the wearer's right eye - a white horizontal line is shown. As a user concentrates, the white line rises up the screen. Once it reaches the top, a picture is taken using Glass's inbuilt camera. So much for the claim that people will always be warned by: "OK Glass, take a picture" - or by seeing the user tapping and swiping on the side of the device.  But seriously, you expected that to last?  This is the future.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28237582

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2014-07-10 19:58:11 (21 comments, 8 reshares, 33 +1s)

Everything Leaks.  My latest posting scans recent news and asks: "Can you name any month, in the last 25 years, when there wasn't a major information leak in the news?" Every few months it is some massive loss of customer information from a major bank or retail outfit... or government agency.  And every time, there are shouts of outrage and demands that info-gatherers be more careful.  Do you ever hear anyone mention another possibility?  That Everything Leaks?

One definition of insanity - doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results.  Sure, in the short term we should all - individuals, companies, governments - strive for better security. (Are YOU certain your home computer or laptop or tablet is not a taken-over portion of some hacker-botnet? You may be part of the problem.)

But over the long run, the real trick will be to create a world inwhic... more »

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2014-07-10 19:29:14 (28 comments, 6 reshares, 39 +1s)

P.Z. Myers takes apart those trying to minimize income inequality. 

See also his earlier post about "Rollin' Coal," a backlash against environmentalism, in which giggling good ol boys blast pedestrians, bicyclists, baby carriages with specially arranged clots of thick diesel smoke.  Oh, and hybrid drivers. cause they have it coming. Seriously? Who raised you?

http://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2014/07/09/bread-and-circuseswell-circuses-anyway-not-so-much-bread/


http://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2014/07/08/maybe-humanity-deserves-extinction-after-all/

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2014-07-10 17:19:37 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)

I did not know Frank Robinson well enough to call him a pal. But I always enjoyed our encounters and talks. A very pleasant fellow, he was passionately devoted to making a better world... and devoted to science fiction. Through his Playboy column, Frank offered sage advice to a generation of confused young men. His sci fi had verve and boldness. He also helped to transform the City of San Francisco into a haven of tolerance. A real legacy.

http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-frank-robinson-20140710-story.html

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2014-07-10 03:36:45 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 26 +1s)

Robert Kuhn’s television series Closer To Truth “gives you access to the world’s greatest thinkers exploring humanity’s deepest questions. Discover the fundamental issues of existence. Enjoy new ways of thinking. Appreciate diverse views. Witness intense debates. Express your own opinions. Seek your own answers. Get smarter.”  

Wow… that’s a pretty hefty promise!  So why not check out this fabulous series, now fully available online?  I contributed a few bits to the program, on topics ranging from cosmology and SETI to religion and ESP.  My segments - sorted by show episode and category - can be found here.  http://www.closertotruth.com/

But scan the impressive lists of other folks, some of them WAY smarter than me!  Such as David Deutsch, Freeman Dyson and Francisco Ayala. Mind-blowing stuff.  http://www.closertotruth.com/contributors

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2014-07-10 02:52:33 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 23 +1s)


See an example of truly excellent science reporting by Oliver Morton… about the OCO satellite that got launched (one day after I was there to watch the first try!) to nail down the CO2 cycle on planet Earth.

http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21606255-newly-launched-satellite-will-reveal-even-more-about-planets-workings

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2014-07-10 02:08:45 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)

Now live! A special event by KPCC and the Planetary Society on... Solar Sails!  Bill Nye is speaking right now.  I'll be on in half an hour or so!  Tune in for a big announcement!

http://www.scpr.org/events/2014/07/09/1439/planetary-society/

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2014-07-09 20:24:40 (6 comments, 37 reshares, 85 +1s)

A tech forecast of mine from 20 years ago is coming true today at MIT… a needle table that responds to the user’s motions and emulates him/her in moving objects around.  We aren’t yet at the exercise floor I portrayed in “NatuLife.” But clearly it is coming.

 http://www.fastcodesign.com/3021522/innovation-by-design/mit-invents-a-shapeshifting-display-you-can-reach-through-and-touch

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2014-07-09 18:32:19 (21 comments, 12 reshares, 53 +1s)

New York has legalized Medical marijuana. The 23rd state to do so.  Look at the list.  Only two of the 23 states are “red” and neither of them are confederate.  MJ is now fully legalized in two blue states. Likewise, only in blue states have citizens risen up to rebel against gerrymandering.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/07/07/new-york-becomes-23rd-state-to-allow-medical-marijuana/
http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000881

http://www.salon.com/2013/10/20/a_modest_proposal_to_neutralize_gerrymandering/

It is getting ever-harder for Fox to maintain the narrative.  Name one metric, from teen sex/pregnancy to STDs and domestic violence, to hypocritically receiving net taxes and benefits while screaming about taxes, to crime and education, in which the confederacy can lecture to us about anything, anything at all.  (In fact, I canname one... more »

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2014-07-09 04:34:47 (32 comments, 12 reshares, 86 +1s)

Disney must be hopping mad over this leaked footage from the leased airport where they are filming the new Star Wars.  Frankly, it is amazing how much JJ Abrams has spent on working machinery.  

http://youtu.be/Snph22qSUMU

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2014-07-09 04:34:27 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)

Disney must be hopping mad over this leaked footage from the leased airport where they are filming the new Star Wars.  Frankly, it is amazing how much JJ Abrams has spent on working machinery.  

http://youtu.be/Snph22qSUMU

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2014-07-08 20:19:08 (15 comments, 14 reshares, 46 +1s)

How do you plan to stop this? “By 2010, license-plate scanners had become standard equipment for most urban repo firms, and the number of plates stored in national databases was growing by tens of millions a month. ... The richer the data gets, the easier it is to make predictions about a driver’s home address, workplace, gym, or favorite restaurant. Digital Recognition Network (DRN) has one of the largest plate-capture databases in the country, with a fleet of more than 2,000 affiliated trucks and upwards of 1.8 billion scans.”

http://www.popsci.com/article/technology/scan-artist?dom=PSC&loc=slider&lnk=1&con=private-companies-are-scanning-your-license-plate

Answer: Any attempt to repress this - or face recognition - will only ensure that elites still have this power — governments, corporations, criminals — but such laws will make sure you and I have noaccess.  ... more »

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2014-07-08 04:09:02 (9 comments, 11 reshares, 21 +1s)

Okay, maybe its a guy thing... and these guys had too much time on their hands.  But I'm proud of em!

http://www.loopinsight.com/2014/06/05/what-to-do-once-youve-finished-all-the-beer/?utm_source=loopinsight.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=Feed:+loopinsight/KqJb+%28The+Loop%29&utm_content=FeedBurner

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