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Jürgen Hubert has been shared in 200 public circles

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Becky Collins25,485Video Gaming 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 ?2015-04-13 05:20:43410000
River Hell - GFX Leader For River0XBOX VIDEO GAMING CIRCLEAll these people play xbox.. Bring on the geek! Add them to add more gaming to your stream... Add these people.. many are new to G+ and lots post about gaming! Cleaned from non active... If you are in this circle... share it! ENJOY! :)Mobile Link to Circle: https://plus.google.com/107982618909749811163/posts/WWp7XjC5Gk9 #xbox #gaming #videogamesTo be included in my next circle share follow these steps1. Subscribe to me on youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuMy_8-shpPNpfORQBCR3yw2. follow me on google+3. both steps above a musts to be in the next circle shareTHANK YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY2015-04-12 23:00:46409001
Paul Hutchinson2,183#FF  Part of my "Science" circle2015-04-03 08:18:37501001
Simon Weiner5,2841.13 High Quality New Active Blood Circle. Enjoy:)#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles  #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2015-03-19 13:42:29495001
Mamy Shimomatsu2,879#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  #UnusualShare this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle 5.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circ2015-03-10 07:28:11328000
Mamy Shimomatsu2,967#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  #UnusualShare this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle 5.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circ2015-03-10 07:27:39328005
Mamy Shimomatsu2,879#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  #UnusualShare this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle 5.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circ2015-03-10 07:27:02328000
Mamy Shimomatsu2,879#CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active  #UnusualShare this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle 5.Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circ2015-03-10 07:26:42328000
George Clark16,112Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:*If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.  Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks#MovieReview #Video #Review #AamirKhan #AnushkaSharma #PKmovie #MovieTrailer #YennaiArindhaal #Hindi #Online #Entourage #YouTube #Cinema #BollywoodMovies #Automotive #Cars #Ford #BMW #Auto #Ferrari #Driving #Toyota #WinterDriving #Lamborghini #DrivingSchool #WinterDrivingTips #DistractedDriving #NewYear #AutoRepair #Audi #Supercars #NewCar #UsedCars 2015-03-04 07:09:55478121223
Paul Hutchinson2,176A G+ #FF post ... Here's my "Science" circle (at least 501 of the 1105 people in the circle)#tw #fb2015-02-27 21:06:56501000
Brian Mcquillan23,952Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #Gif #Cute #Anime #Animals #Online #Life #CatLovers #Cat #FunnyPics #Quote #Art #CaturdayEveryday #QuoteOfTheDay #Truth #Dog #Dogs #XD #Meme #LOL #Humor #Cute #Anime #Gif #Animals #Cat #CatLovers #Art #Online #Cats #Life #FunnyPics #CaturdayEveryday #Dog #Quote #Dogs #Truth #Manga 2015-02-27 10:33:26381172326
Brian Mcquillan22,036Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #Gif #Cute #Anime #Animals #Online #Life #CatLovers #Cat #FunnyPics #Quote #Art #CaturdayEveryday #QuoteOfTheDay #Truth #Dog #Dogs #XD #Meme #LOL #Humor #Cute #Anime #Gif #Animals #Cat #CatLovers #Art #Online #Cats #Life #FunnyPics #CaturdayEveryday #Dog #Quote #Dogs #Truth #Manga 2015-02-05 06:27:06443255
George Clark15,373Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:*If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:*1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.  Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks#MovieReview #Video #Review #AamirKhan #AnushkaSharma #PKmovie #MovieTrailer #YennaiArindhaal #Hindi #Online #Entourage #YouTube #Cinema #BollywoodMovies #Automotive #Cars #Ford #BMW #Auto #Ferrari #Driving #Toyota #WinterDriving #Lamborghini #DrivingSchool #WinterDrivingTips #DistractedDriving #NewYear #AutoRepair #Audi #Supercars #NewCar #UsedCars 2015-02-05 06:07:22430121220
Crazy Cats29 Public #circleshare   January 20, 2015Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This #cirlce  !!!***************************************************************Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Follow me here : http://goo.gl/7rWIEVTo 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 +1 this circle4 Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( dont forget share the circle and include yourself )5 If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).6  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. You'll know if you're sharing the original one because you won't see "Jason Levy originally shared" above here. If you do see it, click on "originally shared" and it will bring you to this post.Special Invite :+A Tech Buzz +Axel Kratel +Andrea Gervasi +Andrew Sowerby +Anette Mossbacher +Brett Szmajda +Andrew Sowerby +Irina Sadokhina +Sean Carroll +Michael Sonntag +Mighty Dragon Studios +Eric Delcour +2015-02-01 10:25:324744411
Natasha Velicia475Get More Google+ Follower with  +TubeDEVILZ  January 15, 2015*****************************************************************HERE'S OF MY SHARED PUBLIC CIRCLE*****************************************************************Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This Cilcle!!,Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost 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 +1 this circle4 Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( dont forget share the circle and include yourself )5 If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).6  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. You'll know if you're sharing the original one because you won't see "Jason Levy originally shared" above here. If you do see it, click on "originally shared" and it will bring you to this post.**************************************Follow Me Here : http://goo.gl/c18bpxAnd Subcribe : http://goo.gl/NT0MCkSpecial Invitation (Please +1 and Share) :+Alfina Dewi +Agus Septiann +Dini Ashanti +Amy Cesario +Sergii Daniloff +Danis Sanju +Lieven Damman +dini iftita +Lincoln Harrison +Riskhha Nur Hayati +Nanang Hendro +Hanste2015-01-16 20:15:35473419
Ryan Johnson23,295This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #Sharedcircles #circleshare  #sri_lanka #colombo #australia #adelaide #australia #cairns #australia #darwin #australia #hobart #new_zealand #auckland #new_zealand #wellington #papua_new_guinea #papua_new_guinea #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday 2015-01-16 13:00:35472313051
Stepmex GamingRoom0Supporter Circle 3Support us and get in the next "Supporter-Circle"We need your help! If you share this circle and follow us on G+ and YouTube you will be in the next Supporter-Circle.Our YouTube-Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbyMsSsi7zEUoeEHWDdmwLgHelp us to grow on YouTube and G+. Thank you for your support!#circles   #sharedcircles     #circlesharing     #circle     #bestcircle     #bestofcircles     #bestcircleshare     #share     #circleshare     #SocialMedia     #SharedPublicCircles     #PublicCircle  #CircleOfTheDay     #followers     #follow     #AddCircle     #Sharers     #Engagers     #Awesomepeople     #ShareAndBeShared  #YouTube2015-01-15 17:20:09501000
RuMuZ NeYiMe1,336good morningadd friends list..#addcircle #addcircles #addpeople #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besharable #besocial #bestcircle #bestcircles #bestengagers #circleadd #circleall #circleme #circlemenow #circlemeup #circlenetwork #circleplus #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circleshares #circlesharing #circleup #circleyoushare #coolpeople #engagerscircle #engagerscircles #findcircle #findcircles #follow4follow #followback #followme #fullcircleshare #influencermarketing #internetmarketing #morefollowers #networkcircle 2015-01-12 08:56:27466107
John Sean10,506This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #philadelphia #phoenix #san_antonio #san_diego #san_francisco #san_jose #seattle #tampa #washington #american_samoa #american_samoa #pago_pago #fiji #fiji #nadi #fiji #suva #argentina #argentina #buenos_aires #argentina #cordoba #argentina #iguaza #argentina #mendoza #argentina #rosaio #argentina #san_carlos_de_bariloche #bolivia #bolivia #cochabamba 2015-01-12 06:41:19465171632
Frank Gainsford53,086A circle of people who either post or share stuff that is about science 2015-01-09 10:11:403392513
Ryan Johnson21,641This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#Bahrain #Bangladesh #Barbados #Belarus #Belgium #Belize #Benin #Bermuda #Bhutan #Bolivia #BonaireSintEustatius #BosniaAndHerzegovina #Botswana #BouvetIsland #Brazil #BritishIndianOceanTerritory #BruneiDarussalam #Bulgaria #Burkina #Faso #Burundi #Cambodia #Cameroon #Canada #Chad #Chile #China #Colombia #Comoros #Congo #CookIslands #CostaRica #Croatia #Cuba #Curaçao #Cyprus #CzechRepublic 2014-12-25 07:46:27491363485
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov2,751SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FRIENDS : Circle V.1.11. Link to my own scientific research topic: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4212005/  To be included in future circle-editions, please ENGAGE: add me to your own circles/+1/re-share/comment on the original circle-post, or on some of the other science-related posts on my wall (this is needed since the number of people that could be circled is limited from Google – and therefore I am forced to keep included just the most active users). Currently featured science-related GOOGLE PLUS post:https://plus.google.com/115938908270684192009/posts/8LU6LVz75jxI would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #nutrition    #ScienceSunday   #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech   #GameTechnology    #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch    #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol   #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct   #artists   #foodies   #cars   2014-11-27 06:30:22451423271
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,950SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS : CIRCLE V.8; maintained by +Atanas Georgiev Atanasov  ; You can learn more about my personal scientific research at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #NIAC   #nutrition   #Entrepreneur   #Commercial #ScienceSunday   #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech   #GameTechnology   #Gaming   #VideoGaming   #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch    #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol   #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct   2014-11-17 05:24:2236226837
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,746SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS : CIRCLE V.7; maintained by +AtanasGeorgievAtanasov ; You can learn more about my personal scientific research at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #NIAC   #nutrition   #Entrepreneur   #Commercial #ScienceSunday  #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech  #GameTechnology   #Gaming   #VideoGaming   #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch   #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol  #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct  #artists   #foodies   #cars2014-11-13 05:47:40346607
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,550SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS of it : CIRCLE V.6; maintained by +AtanasGeorgievAtanasov ; You can learn more about my personal scientific research here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #NIAC   #nutrition   #Entrepreneur   #Commercial #ScienceSunday  #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech  #GameTechnology   #Gaming   #VideoGaming   #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch   #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol  #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct  #artists   #foodies   2014-11-10 06:22:16330123
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,294SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS of it : CIRCLE V.5; maintained by +AtanasGeorgievAtanasov ; You can learn more about my personal scientific research here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #NIAC   #nutrition   #Entrepreneur   #Commercial #ScienceSunday  #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech  #GameTechnology   #Gaming   #VideoGaming   #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch   #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol  #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct  #artists   #foodies   2014-11-06 08:10:3436954038
Sharon Caroline1,691Hello my friends, good morning/evening for you all!Boost Your visibility On Google+!Shared and be shared. :)Thank you for sharing and promoting this.#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedcircleoftheday2014-11-05 08:31:58463203
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,228SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS of it : Circle V.3, maintained by +AtanasGeorgievAtanasov To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   You can learn a bit more about my personal scientific research from these links: https://plus.google.com/115938908270684192009/posts/MGt3zvEtTgq  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science  #Research #Technology #NASA  #Space #Innovation  #Engineering #NIAC #nutrition #Entrepreneur #Commercial #ScienceSunday #Sundayscience #Science #Research #Tech #GameTech #GameTechnology #Gaming #VideoGaming +Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch  #innovation #Inflammation #Brain #mindcontrol #photography #tech #socialmedia #googleplus #naturalproduct #artists #foodies 2014-11-05 07:02:42362515
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,127Science and Technology +Friends: Circle 2014 V.2 To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   You can learn a bit more about my personal scientific research from these links: https://plus.google.com/115938908270684192009/posts/MGt3zvEtTgq  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science  #Research #Technology #NASA  #Space #Innovation  #Engineering #NIAC #nutrition #Entrepreneur #Commercial #ScienceSunday #Sundayscience #Science #Research #Tech #GameTech #GameTechnology #Gaming #VideoGaming +Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch  #innovation #Inflammation #Brain #mindcontrol #photography #tech #socialmedia #googleplus #naturalproduct #artists #foodies #cars 2014-11-04 06:51:44407103
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,054Science and Technology Circle 2014 To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   You can learn a bit more about my personal scientific research from these links: https://plus.google.com/115938908270684192009/posts/MGt3zvEtTgq  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science  #Research #Technology #NASA   #Space #Innovation   #Engineering #NIAC #nutrition #Entrepreneur #Commercial #ScienceSunday #Sundayscience #Science #Research #Tech #GameTech #GameTechnology #Gaming #VideoGaming #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch   #innovation #Inflammation #Brain #mindcontrol #photography #tech #socialmedia #googleplus #naturalproduct #artists 2014-11-02 08:37:19453526
Noah Wesley7,108Great circle to find many interesting and interactive people!!! If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle  #circleshare  #uk  #business #unitedkingdom  #ireland  #publiccircles  #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles  #ukcircles  #irishcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle2014-10-15 07:14:21409000
Kenneth Nicholson3,806Active users on Google+. Circle Share. If you received a notification, please reshare to your circles If you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post*More you share more you get! :)Thanks!*#awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle #epicengagers #davidromaphotography #addcircle #addpeople #affiliate #awesome #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besocial #bestengagers #bestsharedcircle #circle #circlefriday #circlemonday2014-09-25 13:06:13485455179
Marius Kiupelis279 If you received this notification you are in this circle♚♚  If you want to be shared in this circle ♚♚♚♚♚♚♚ Then just keep sharing! ♚♚♚♚♚2014-08-03 19:05:53201036
Lynda Chervil890Add this circle of excellent engagers, thinkers, innovators, and future tech leaders. My ++Solar Power++ Circle will provide you with the latest and greatest from the world of tech innovations, especially in the renewable energy sector. Simply add this circle and then share it!If you'd like to be added to this circle, please comment below, share and add the circle. Only those who qualify with content and expertise will be added. Thanks! #Tesla   #nikolatesla   #elonmusk   #solarenergy   #innovation   #technology   #solarpower   #hydroelectric   #science   #STEM   #research   #education   #futuretech   #futuretechnology  2014-07-31 14:24:32343125
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 12:15:324990719
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 10:40:014918812
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2015-04-02 18:32:25 (140 comments, 29 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

"Sherman tried to tell these idiots, over and over, that they were stupid and deluded. He wasn’t even going to debate the non-existent justice of their cause like Grant, who rightly called the Confederacy “the worst cause for which men ever fought.” Sherman, who was a much more analytical, intellectual man than Grant, focused on the fact that the South—the white, wealthy South, that is; the only one that mattered—was wrong. About everything. Every damn thing in the world. But most of all about its childishly romantic notions about war."

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"Sherman was trying, in everything he did, to wake these idiots from their delusion. That’s why they hate Sherman so much, 150 years after his campaign ended in total success: Because he interrupted their silly and sadistic dreams, humiliated them in the most vulnerable part of their weird anatomy, their sense ofvalorous su... more »

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2015-04-02 18:32:25 (140 comments, 29 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

"Sherman tried to tell these idiots, over and over, that they were stupid and deluded. He wasn’t even going to debate the non-existent justice of their cause like Grant, who rightly called the Confederacy “the worst cause for which men ever fought.” Sherman, who was a much more analytical, intellectual man than Grant, focused on the fact that the South—the white, wealthy South, that is; the only one that mattered—was wrong. About everything. Every damn thing in the world. But most of all about its childishly romantic notions about war."

[...]

"Sherman was trying, in everything he did, to wake these idiots from their delusion. That’s why they hate Sherman so much, 150 years after his campaign ended in total success: Because he interrupted their silly and sadistic dreams, humiliated them in the most vulnerable part of their weird anatomy, their sense ofvalorous su... more »

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2015-04-02 18:32:25 (140 comments, 29 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

"Sherman tried to tell these idiots, over and over, that they were stupid and deluded. He wasn’t even going to debate the non-existent justice of their cause like Grant, who rightly called the Confederacy “the worst cause for which men ever fought.” Sherman, who was a much more analytical, intellectual man than Grant, focused on the fact that the South—the white, wealthy South, that is; the only one that mattered—was wrong. About everything. Every damn thing in the world. But most of all about its childishly romantic notions about war."

[...]

"Sherman was trying, in everything he did, to wake these idiots from their delusion. That’s why they hate Sherman so much, 150 years after his campaign ended in total success: Because he interrupted their silly and sadistic dreams, humiliated them in the most vulnerable part of their weird anatomy, their sense ofvalorous su... more »

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2015-04-17 13:00:17 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Wow.

If I understand this correctly, the German Federal Court of Justice has just decided that university libraries may scan in text books and make digital copies available to their users.

Wow.

If I understand this correctly, the German Federal Court of Justice has just decided that university libraries may scan in text books and make digital copies available to their users.___

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2015-04-17 12:25:35 (7 comments, 10 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Live-tweeting about the anti-science crowd.

(Via +Ralph H.)

Meanwhile, in 'Murica: ___Live-tweeting about the anti-science crowd.

(Via +Ralph H.)

2015-04-17 09:36:56 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Some impressions from Hannover Messe yesterday.

It was a very interesting trip from a job hunt perspective, and the latest advances in robotics were fascinating.

Still, I do have to wonder about the companies who still use "booth babes" dressed in mini-skirts in this day and age at an industrial trade fair. This just seems unprofessional.

Some impressions from Hannover Messe yesterday.

It was a very interesting trip from a job hunt perspective, and the latest advances in robotics were fascinating.

Still, I do have to wonder about the companies who still use "booth babes" dressed in mini-skirts in this day and age at an industrial trade fair. This just seems unprofessional.___

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2015-04-16 20:41:03 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

Looks promising.

Looks promising.___

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2015-04-16 15:57:13 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

The aristocrats were not purged thoroughly enough, and new variations keep on emerging.

#onthisday   in 1525, 490 years ago on a Easter Sunday during the German Peasants' War in Swabia, Count von Helfenstein and 80 others were executed by Jäcklein Rohrbach, the Schwarze Hofmännin and the “Bright Band” of peasants after Castle Weinsberg was overwhelmed in an event known as the Weinsberger Blutat, the Weinsberg Massacre.
 
“Link. …. Whence come you ?
 
Metzler. From Weinsberg. There was a jubilee.
 
Link. How so?
 
Metzler. We stabbed them all, in such heaps, it was a joy to see it !

Then we brought out Helfenstein, Eltershofen, thirteen of the nobility, — eighty in all. They were led out on the plain before Heilbronn. What a shouting and jubilee among our lads as the long row of miserable sinners passed by! They stared at each other ; and, heaven and earth ! We surrounded them before they were aware, and then despatched them all with our pikes.
 
Link. Why was I not there ?
 
Metzler. Never in all my life did I see such fun.” (Goethe, “Goetz von Berlichingen”)

The Modern Age had already dawned in earnest upon the peasants of Europe who were no longer willing to accept their fate of being downtrodden by their self-proclaimed betters since the first revolts flared up all across Europe from mid-14th century onwards all across Europe. Originally enough, it was the clergy’s crumbling monopoly on education and of being educated that gave the peasants and their clerical and knightly sympathisers the requisite know-how of giving the revolution the necessary ideological superstructure. With translations of the Bible itself into the mother tongues of the hoi polloi, the identification and definition of the general bad state of affairs of the medieval manorial system was possible by means of exegesis. “When Adam delved and Eve span, who was then the gentleman? From the beginning all men by nature were created alike, and our bondage or servitude came in by the unjust oppression of naughty men. For if God would have had any bondmen from the beginning, he would have appointed who should be bond, and who free. And therefore I exhort you to consider that now the time is come, appointed to us by God, in which ye may (if ye will) cast off the yoke of bondage, and recover liberty,” John Ball, an English Lollard priest wrote in 1381. A hundred years later, with an increase of literacy, the burghers in the free cities gaining more and more influence over the nobility, the printing press having already produced more than twenty million books in Western Europe and the Reformation picking up pace, Martin Luther wrote: “A Christian is a perfectly free lord of all, subject to none.” The peasantry of the Holy Roman Empire took him at his word. The German Peasants’ War began in 1524.
 
Neither the clergy nor the Empire’s nobility were of a mind to say good-bye to their privileges and the counter-revolution, as usually, fielded the better equipped, better trained and better paid troops. Near Ulm, at Leipheim, on April 8th 1525, the Landsknechte, the mercenaries of the Swabian League with their guns and pikes and armour and cavalry beat the living daylights out of the local peasant army and the mopping up in the aftermath got especially ugly for the survivors at home in the peasant villages of Swabia. With the news from Leipheim just becoming public, the Heller Lichter Haufen, the Bright Band of 5,000 peasants under Jäcklein (little jacket) Rohrbach, something of a Swabian Jack Cade, and Margarete Renner, the Schwarze Hofmännin (Black Villeiness) marched on the weakly-defended Castle Weibertreu at Weinsberg. Thel burgrave, Count Helfenstein, married to the illegitimate daughter of the ex-emperor Maximilian and of some importance to House Habsburg, was known as an especially loveable specimen of local aristocracy and endeared himself to the peasants with his raids on scattered groups and the treatment of his prisoners. Chivalric rules of war were valid for equals only, or so Helfenstein thought, but 5,000 irate peasants were not exactly a scattered group and after sending to Stuttgart for help, he chased away a deputation of the Bright Band who asked for an honourable surrender, threating the whole lot with burning them. He bit off more than he could chew, though. The castle was taken in a coup de main by the peasants, Helfenstein and his henchmen dragged out and forced to run the gauntlet, back then a rather ugly capital punishment, while his wife pleaded with Jäcklein and Margarete in a vain for his life. Jäcklein Rohrbach spared her life and that of Helfenstein’s three years old child, put the two on a dung cart and sent them off to Heilbronn, while Margarete advised the men of the Bright Band to grease their pikes and forks with Helfenstein’s belly fat.
 
The Bloody Easter of Weinsberg was too much for most of the supporters of the Peasants and Martin Luther, first and foremost, publicly rowed back. Already in May he published his polemic “Against the Murderous, Thieving Hordes of Peasant” under the immediate impression of the day the lights went out in Weinsberg and the deeds of Rohrbach’s Bright Band. Aristocratic and clerical resistance began to form in earnest and the Peasant’s War was over by the end of the year, with several severe repercussions being unleashed on the peasants and about 70,000 people dead, belligerents and non-combatants. It was the last major uprising in Europe before the French Revolution, more than 250 years later. Jäcklein Rohrbach and the Schwarze Hofmännin were captured after the Battle of Böblingen in May, Jäcklein was indeed burned to death while Margarete was released after her former landord interceded on her behalf and the judges decided that the only crimes she had committed were done with her “onverhutten mont”, her untended mouth. She died in 1535 and Luther’s quote from Romans 13:1, “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities”, the leitmotif of “Against the Murderous, Thieving Hordes of Peasant”, became the writing on the wall of German history.
 
Depicted below is the imagination of the “Die Ermordung des Grafen Helfenstein“, the murder of Count Helfenstein (sic.!) by the German history painter Fritz Neuhaus (1852 – 1922) from 1879
 
And more about the German Peasants' War of 1525 and the Weinsberg Massacre on:
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Peasants%27_War

#history #europeanhistory #culturalhistory #socialhistory  ___The aristocrats were not purged thoroughly enough, and new variations keep on emerging.

2015-04-16 13:38:29 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

+Sarai Pahla​ needs some encouragement to go out to an expat's meeting this evening, instead of coming up with lame excuses for staying in. Again.

Who wants to help me out here?

The likelihood of success of actually doing something with other people tonight rose to 60% before crashing to a rather commonplace 10%. I'd like to say it is because I have too much work to do and haven't slept yet, but the going to bank thing and the Ikea guy coming back between 17:30 and 18:00 just broke the flow of my chi. 
Now I'm all like "Well, not really sure I wanted to go anyway..." blah blah blah. The usual.
Well, another time then.
Anyway, museum night is coming :)
#introvertproblems  ___+Sarai Pahla​ needs some encouragement to go out to an expat's meeting this evening, instead of coming up with lame excuses for staying in. Again.

Who wants to help me out here?

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2015-04-16 06:45:40 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Priorities at the Hannover Messe.

Priorities at the Hannover Messe.___

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2015-04-15 12:32:13 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

I just came across this lovely quote by (then-governor of California) Ronald Reagan, the patron saint of the Republican Party:

"If it takes a bloodbath, let's get it over with. No more appeasement."

That's what he said to justify sending the National Guard after student protesters in 1969.

And he still was elected U.S. President later.

I just came across this lovely quote by (then-governor of California) Ronald Reagan, the patron saint of the Republican Party:

"If it takes a bloodbath, let's get it over with. No more appeasement."

That's what he said to justify sending the National Guard after student protesters in 1969.

And he still was elected U.S. President later.___

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2015-04-14 09:18:04 (23 comments, 4 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

...yeah, having to teach a minimum of four classes every term will end any time you have for research.

But I hear they aren't all that keen on this "Science" and "Education" stuff in North Carolina anyway...

...yeah, having to teach a minimum of four classes every term will end any time you have for research.

But I hear they aren't all that keen on this "Science" and "Education" stuff in North Carolina anyway...___

2015-04-13 14:30:04 (65 comments, 3 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Depressing, but alas no longer surprising to me.


'I was 12. I remember I was doing yard work for a step-uncle when he would constantly casually make "Huh" sounds and stand directly behind me when I would pull weeds. Suspicions were confirmed when he took me to lunch at the mall and offered to buy me tiny dresses and low cut shirts. I stopped associating with my step family after that as that's all they ever did.'

'I was about 11 when I started to get wolf-whistled waiting for the bus - always by older men in vans etc. never teenagers or kids that could have been mistaking me for their own age. It was intimidating and made me feel uncomfortable; I'd tense up whenever a van drove past and feel relief if someone didn't whistle or shout at me.'


'I was 14 in a restaurant with my parents, sucking on a lollipop, when some dude... more »

Depressing, but alas no longer surprising to me.


'I was 12. I remember I was doing yard work for a step-uncle when he would constantly casually make "Huh" sounds and stand directly behind me when I would pull weeds. Suspicions were confirmed when he took me to lunch at the mall and offered to buy me tiny dresses and low cut shirts. I stopped associating with my step family after that as that's all they ever did.'

'I was about 11 when I started to get wolf-whistled waiting for the bus - always by older men in vans etc. never teenagers or kids that could have been mistaking me for their own age. It was intimidating and made me feel uncomfortable; I'd tense up whenever a van drove past and feel relief if someone didn't whistle or shout at me.'


'I was 14 in a restaurant with my parents, sucking on a lollipop, when some dude approached to let me know that he wished he was the lollipop. I thought my dad might actually murder him.'


'Around age 11, myself and my cousin (she was also 11) were walking from the beach to the cottage (in shorts and t shirts). A car with three men began driving slowly next to us, asking for directions and for us to get in to show them where some campground was. We went into a convenience store and used their phone to call our grandmother to come get us. (Pre cellphones).
The men were parked in the parking lot and followed our car to the cottage, which was set back from the road, had to go through trees and such to get to it. They parked out on the road by the entrance.
My uncle (cousin's father) was told they were parked there and went out with his shot gun to ask if there was any problems. They didn't stick around.
From that point on I became more aware of the yelling out car windows, the stares, the requests to get into vehicles (seriously, guys, does this ever work?)'


'I was 13, and a 20 year old I knew told me he'd teach me how to give him a blowjob. I didn't know what it was, I told my mom, and she told the principal who made me feel like I was disgusting. All of my friends turned against me saying he never said that to me, and I was alone for a while until I moved. Another man, the son of the town judge, propositioned me from his truck. I was 14. When I was 15, my sister's boyfriend groped me in front of my sister and boyfriend. It wasn't a fun puberty.'


'I was 8, had wandered away from my mom at Kmart. A creepy 40 something white guy in construction attire stared at my chest and butt, and followed me all around the store. I even went into the changing room to get away from him (stupid idea I know, but c'mon, I was 8!) he FOLLOWED ME INTO THE CHANGING ROOM. Tried to pull and shake the locked stall door open that I was hiding behind. I sat, curled into a ball on the changing seat, staring at his dirty work boots just on the other side of that door, terrified. Thank god a woman walked in to try on some clothes, saw him, and screamed at him to get out. After he had left, I ran out and found my Mom.'


'I went with my mom to register for 5th grade, so it was the summer between 4th and 5th grade. Some men were in the parking lot. I dunno if they were parents or employees or just guys hanging out, but they started yelling at me and making obscene gestures (licking, etc). At first I thought they must be talking to someone behind me, so I looked around, but there was no one there. My mom grabbed my arm and started dragging me toward the car, and thats when I knew. I stopped walking and asked her if they were talking to me. She just responded that she shouldn't have let me out of the house looking like "that". I looked down, and shrugged, because I was just wearing a t-shirt and jeans. The men were still staring and calling at me. My mom said "You should be ashamed!" which really got me. WHY? I wasn't doing anything. THEY should be ashamed. So I turned and yelled at them "HEY! I'm in Elementary School! I'll call the Cops! I'm going to tell everyone about you!" And I flipped them off. I got in a shit ton of trouble when I got home. But those assholes did look embarrased and stop their yelling and licking before we left.'


The list goes on.___

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2015-04-13 13:30:22 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

And another protagonist in #MyFavoriteSoapOpera enters the stage!

And another protagonist in #MyFavoriteSoapOpera enters the stage!___

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2015-04-11 17:18:58 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Und das hast Du heute verpasst, +Sarai Pahla!

Und das hast Du heute verpasst, +Sarai Pahla!___

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2015-04-10 13:20:03 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Suppressed Transmissions from the Medieval Ages.


Oh, and do scroll down to the dragon.

Suppressed Transmissions from the Medieval Ages.


Oh, and do scroll down to the dragon.___

2015-04-10 10:25:31 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

"Magic" and other supernatural powers in the universe of the Cthulhu Mythos has been represented in many different forms - in both games and fiction.

Meanwhile, GURPS has a staggering variety of systems for magic and supernatural power. So my question is: Which of these do you feel are appropriate for Cthulhu Mythos games? Would you use them unmodified, or alter them in some way? And how well would these systems co-exist within the same campaign? After all, considering that mankind's understanding of the universe is rather limited, it would be entirely appropriate if different human groups used different forms of magic... 

"Magic" and other supernatural powers in the universe of the Cthulhu Mythos has been represented in many different forms - in both games and fiction.

Meanwhile, GURPS has a staggering variety of systems for magic and supernatural power. So my question is: Which of these do you feel are appropriate for Cthulhu Mythos games? Would you use them unmodified, or alter them in some way? And how well would these systems co-exist within the same campaign? After all, considering that mankind's understanding of the universe is rather limited, it would be entirely appropriate if different human groups used different forms of magic... ___

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2015-04-10 06:43:28 (126 comments, 9 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

This is one area where the German government can't budge. Not only would that be politically unpalatable at home, but it would also open the floodgates for demands from other countries.

While the German government sees the war reparations issue as "closed" due to earlier treaties, it was the implicit understanding at the foundation of the EU that the continued net contributions of Germany to the other EU nations was a form of reparations for WWII. This is also probably the reason why these net payments were never as controversial or politicized as, say, in the UK.

(The website http://money-go-round.eu/Country.aspx?id=DE lists the net contributions of Germany to the EU so far as $338 billion - a number that is likely to rise continually. However, since this site has a clear political agenda I am not sure how accurate its values are - if anyone has better sources, please... more »

This is one area where the German government can't budge. Not only would that be politically unpalatable at home, but it would also open the floodgates for demands from other countries.

While the German government sees the war reparations issue as "closed" due to earlier treaties, it was the implicit understanding at the foundation of the EU that the continued net contributions of Germany to the other EU nations was a form of reparations for WWII. This is also probably the reason why these net payments were never as controversial or politicized as, say, in the UK.

(The website http://money-go-round.eu/Country.aspx?id=DE lists the net contributions of Germany to the EU so far as $338 billion - a number that is likely to rise continually. However, since this site has a clear political agenda I am not sure how accurate its values are - if anyone has better sources, please share them with me.)

What these calls for war reparations are mainly accomplishing is increasing the calls for a Grexit in Germany - a Greek exit from the Euro. Everywhere I see German online comments, people just seem to want to get it over with. Pointing out that the bailout money so far has mainly benefited banks instead of the Greek people does not help - quite the contrary, since bailing out banks is even less popular, after the experiences with the Hypo Real Estate.

For the record, I do think the austerity policy is wrong and counter-productive. However, just transferring money to the Greek government also doesn't seem like the right solution - if Greek citizens don't trust the Greek government with their money, then why should Germans? Ideally, an economic program to boost the economy of Greece (and the other afflicted Euro nations) would bypass the local governments entirely.

The best proposal I have read would be for the ECB to just give every citizen of an Eurozone nation a flat payment (say, €200) every month until the Euro reaches its inflation target of 2%. That would give cash to the people who need it most, instead of banks who aren't even allowed to lend money out to high-risk economic ventures because of stricter regulations... and most of the afflicted Eurozone economies count as "high risk" these days.

Unfortunately, that approach doesn't seem politically feasible right now.___

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2015-04-10 05:39:12 (10 comments, 13 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

#rollforinitiative  

#rollforinitiative  ___

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2015-04-09 16:43:12 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

More from the #AntiScience crowd.

More from the #AntiScience crowd.___

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2015-04-09 06:27:29 (48 comments, 5 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

This is strange. The German Federal Republic has a fairly good experience with its own Supreme Court, which has similar powers as the American one and generally makes fairly good decisions. And it's not seen as nowhere as political as the American Supreme Court.

So what's the difference? Maybe it helps that the German court members aren't lifetime appointments but serve a maximum of 12 year terms, so there's less incentive for stacking the Court with your own candidates, and the reactionary members can't hold on to their posts until Doomsday. But I don't think that can account for all of it...

This is strange. The German Federal Republic has a fairly good experience with its own Supreme Court, which has similar powers as the American one and generally makes fairly good decisions. And it's not seen as nowhere as political as the American Supreme Court.

So what's the difference? Maybe it helps that the German court members aren't lifetime appointments but serve a maximum of 12 year terms, so there's less incentive for stacking the Court with your own candidates, and the reactionary members can't hold on to their posts until Doomsday. But I don't think that can account for all of it...___

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2015-04-09 04:16:41 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I've shared this before. Who is willing to help out a student of physics on his very final stretch before his graduation?

I've shared this before. Who is willing to help out a student of physics on his very final stretch before his graduation?___

2015-04-08 19:19:49 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

...it seems that the #PacMap feature is gone...   :(

...it seems that the #PacMap feature is gone...   :(___

2015-04-08 09:59:52 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Nachdem mein letzter Verkaufs-Thread abgewickelt ist, wird es nun Zeit, die zweite Ladung an alten Rollenspielbüchern aus meiner Sammlung zu verticken.

Wie beim letzten Mal: Mindestbestellwert ist €20! Wenn dieser Wert bei einer Bestellung nicht erreicht wird, wird die Bestellung von mir nicht berücksichtigt! Ansonsten: Wer zuerst kommt, mahlt zuerst.

Zusätzlich zu den Kosten für die Bücher selber kommt noch das Porto hinzu, welches ich individuell abschätzen werde.

Die Bücher sind (wie andere Kunden wahrscheinlich bestätigen können) in einem exzellenten Zustand, da ich sie gewohnheitsmäßig mit selbstklebender Einbindefolie überziehe.


Neu anzubieten habe ich:

Blue Planet

Alle €8

Ancient Echoes
First Colony
Fluid Mechanics
Frontier Justice
Natural Selection
Cthulhutec... more »

Nachdem mein letzter Verkaufs-Thread abgewickelt ist, wird es nun Zeit, die zweite Ladung an alten Rollenspielbüchern aus meiner Sammlung zu verticken.

Wie beim letzten Mal: Mindestbestellwert ist €20! Wenn dieser Wert bei einer Bestellung nicht erreicht wird, wird die Bestellung von mir nicht berücksichtigt! Ansonsten: Wer zuerst kommt, mahlt zuerst.

Zusätzlich zu den Kosten für die Bücher selber kommt noch das Porto hinzu, welches ich individuell abschätzen werde.

Die Bücher sind (wie andere Kunden wahrscheinlich bestätigen können) in einem exzellenten Zustand, da ich sie gewohnheitsmäßig mit selbstklebender Einbindefolie überziehe.


Neu anzubieten habe ich:

Blue Planet

Alle €8

Ancient Echoes
First Colony
Fluid Mechanics
Frontier Justice
Natural Selection

Cthulhutech

Cthulhutech (€10)
Dark Passions (€8)

Call of Cthulhu

1920s Investigator's Companion (€8)
Investigator's Companion Vol. 1 (€4)
Keeper's Companion 1 (€10)
Keeper's Companion 2 (€8)
Secrets of Japan (€15)
Secrets of Kenya (€12)
The Complete Dreamlands (€10)

Cthulhus Ruf

Arkham (€15)
Cthulhu Now (€16) (1st Ed.)
Kreuzzüge (€18)
Malleus Monstrorum 2E (€22)
Terra Cthulhiana (€18)
Wien (€16)

Exalted 1E

Blood and Salt (€7)
Book of Bone and Ebony (€7)
Cult of the Illuminated (€7)
Manacle & Coin (€7)
The Outcaste (€7)
Ruins of Rathess (€6)
Time of Tumult (€7)
The Autochtonians (€8)

Exalted 2E

Exalted 2nd Edition (€12)
Graceful Wicked Masques (€10)
Manual of Exalted Power: Abyssals (€10)
Manual of Exalted Power: Alchemicals (€10)
Manual of Exalted Power: Dragon-Blooded (€10)
Manual of Exalted Power: Lunars (€10)
Manual of Exalted Power: Infernals (€10)
Manual of Exalted Power: Sidereals (€10)
Return of the Scarlet Empress (€10)
Scroll of Kings (€7)
The Books of Sorcery I - Wonders of the Lost Age (€7)
The Books of Sorcery II - The Black and White Treatises (€7)
The Books of Sorcery III - Oadenol's Codex (€7)
The Books of Sorcery IV - The Roll of Glorious Divinity I (€7)
The Books of Sorcery V - The Roll of Glorious Divinity II (€7)
The Compass of Celestial Directions I - The Blessed Isle (€7)
The Compass of Celestial Directions II - The Wyld (€7)
The Compass of Celestial Directions III - Yu-Shan (€7)
The Compass of Celestial Directions IV - The Underworld (€7)
The Compass of Celestial Directions V - Malfeas (€7)
The Compass of Terrestrial Directions I - The Scavenger Lands (€7)
The Compass of Terrestrial Directions II - The West (€7)
The Scroll of Terrestrial Directions III - The East (€7)
Storyteller's Companion  (€6)

Gurps 4E

Mysteries (€8)
Power Ups 1: Imbuements (€4)
Psionic Powers (€6)
Supers (€9)

Die "Reste" vom meinem letzten Verkauf stehen natürlich auch noch im Angebot:


Aberrant

Aberrant Player's Guide (€8)
Elites (€5)
Expose: Aberrant (€2)
Fear and Loathing (€2)
Teragen (€6)
The Directive (€5)
Year One (€5)

GURPS 3E

Alle GURPS 3E-Bücher kosten €5, falls nicht anders angegeben.

Age of Napoleon
All-Star Jam 2004
Autoduel
Bestiary
Black Ops
Blood Types
Castle Falkenstein
Castle Falkenstein: Ottoman Empire
Covert Ops
Cyberworld
Deadlands: Weird West
Deadlands: Varmints
Dinosaurs
Fantasy Folk 1E (€3)
Fantasy Folk 2E
Fantasy II
Grimoire (loose Blätter, €3)
Harkwood (€2)
Horror 3E
Illuminati University
In Nomine (€6)
International Super Teams
OGRE
Space Atlas 2: Corporate Worlds
Special Ops 2E + 3E
Stardemon (€2)
Tredroy (€2)
Undead
Villains
Who's Who 1+2
Y2K

GURPS WWII

All The King's Men
Dogfaces
Frozen Hell (€2)
GURPS WWII (Hardcover, €7)
Hand of Steel (€2)
Iron Cross
Motor Pool
Return to Honor (€2)
Weird War II

Transhuman Space

Orbital Decay (€2)

Midnight

Alle €5

Forge and Shadow
Heart of Shadow
Star and Shadow
Steel and Shadow
Under the Shadow

Scarred Lands

Blood Sea: The Crimson Abyss (€5)
Creature Collection Revised (€7)
Echoes of the Past: The Slarecian Legacy (€5)
Shelzar: City of Sins (€5)
The Faithful and the Forsaken (€5)
The Penumbral Pentagon (€5)
The Wise and the Wicked (€5)
Vigil Watch: Secrets of the Asaatthi (€5)
Vigil Watch: Warrens of the Ratmen (€5)
Wilderness & Wasteland (€3)___

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2015-04-07 16:50:56 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Great - another major protagonist joins #MyFavoriteSoapOpera !

Great - another major protagonist joins #MyFavoriteSoapOpera !___

2015-04-07 11:25:33 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

One of my co-workers is looking for some free tabletop RPG material:

- A none-too-complex magic system.

- An adventure in a "medieval" setting.

Again, I want to emphasize that these should be free. Any suggestions?

One of my co-workers is looking for some free tabletop RPG material:

- A none-too-complex magic system.

- An adventure in a "medieval" setting.

Again, I want to emphasize that these should be free. Any suggestions?___

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2015-04-07 05:57:37 (40 comments, 6 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

"Make the Confederacy's Defeat a National Holiday"?

Sounds good to me.

"Make the Confederacy's Defeat a National Holiday"?

Sounds good to me.___

2015-04-06 05:00:18 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Impressions of Germany by a new arrival.

For +Jürgen Hubert​___Impressions of Germany by a new arrival.

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2015-04-02 18:32:25 (140 comments, 29 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

"Sherman tried to tell these idiots, over and over, that they were stupid and deluded. He wasn’t even going to debate the non-existent justice of their cause like Grant, who rightly called the Confederacy “the worst cause for which men ever fought.” Sherman, who was a much more analytical, intellectual man than Grant, focused on the fact that the South—the white, wealthy South, that is; the only one that mattered—was wrong. About everything. Every damn thing in the world. But most of all about its childishly romantic notions about war."

[...]

"Sherman was trying, in everything he did, to wake these idiots from their delusion. That’s why they hate Sherman so much, 150 years after his campaign ended in total success: Because he interrupted their silly and sadistic dreams, humiliated them in the most vulnerable part of their weird anatomy, their sense ofvalorous su... more »

"Sherman tried to tell these idiots, over and over, that they were stupid and deluded. He wasn’t even going to debate the non-existent justice of their cause like Grant, who rightly called the Confederacy “the worst cause for which men ever fought.” Sherman, who was a much more analytical, intellectual man than Grant, focused on the fact that the South—the white, wealthy South, that is; the only one that mattered—was wrong. About everything. Every damn thing in the world. But most of all about its childishly romantic notions about war."

[...]

"Sherman was trying, in everything he did, to wake these idiots from their delusion. That’s why they hate Sherman so much, 150 years after his campaign ended in total success: Because he interrupted their silly and sadistic dreams, humiliated them in the most vulnerable part of their weird anatomy, their sense of valorous superiority. Sherman didn’t wipe out the white South, though he could easily have done so; he was, in fact, very mild toward a treasonous population that regularly sniped at and ambushed his troops. But what he did was demonstrate the impotence of the South’s Planter males."


I really wonder why I haven't started reading The War Nerd sooner.___

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2015-04-02 12:42:55 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

'One paragraph into the story, and already it’s gone very badly wrong. What you see in this opening paragraph is Percy’s home-world: Upper-middle class America, home of the strivers, winners of Pushcart Prizes and Capote Fellowships. This is a world where age, weight, and looks are everything—in which context, it might not be amiss to see what Percy looks like.

That merciless, unchanging emphasis on every wrinkle, every ounce of extra weight, took me right back to the world of striving Americans, where the only two sins that can’t be forgiven are gaining weight and getting old. That’s what Percy emphasizes here: “In the photograph, she looked to be about 200 pounds and 60 years old.” In other words, too fat and too old—for Percy’s world, but not for a rural Afghan world, or, indeed, anywhere in the Middle East.'


...I need to read the War Nerd moreoften.... more »

'One paragraph into the story, and already it’s gone very badly wrong. What you see in this opening paragraph is Percy’s home-world: Upper-middle class America, home of the strivers, winners of Pushcart Prizes and Capote Fellowships. This is a world where age, weight, and looks are everything—in which context, it might not be amiss to see what Percy looks like.

That merciless, unchanging emphasis on every wrinkle, every ounce of extra weight, took me right back to the world of striving Americans, where the only two sins that can’t be forgiven are gaining weight and getting old. That’s what Percy emphasizes here: “In the photograph, she looked to be about 200 pounds and 60 years old.” In other words, too fat and too old—for Percy’s world, but not for a rural Afghan world, or, indeed, anywhere in the Middle East.'


...I need to read the War Nerd more often.___

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2015-04-02 12:16:47 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

“Until recently”—it’s one of those phrases that always means blood and disaster, like “Churchill’s plan for the campaign…” or “You have been accepted for graduate study in our Humanities Program.”

“Until recently”—it’s one of those phrases that always means blood and disaster, like “Churchill’s plan for the campaign…” or “You have been accepted for graduate study in our Humanities Program.”___

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2015-04-02 10:49:04 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

...read it.

I am afraid that this article is revealing too many of the secrets of CS education. (FWIW, Llorothaag is only one option for learning about networking. Many engineers prefer to make offerings to Elegba.)

“How did you learn to do all this?!” The ancient Spider-Goddess Llorothaag came to me in a harrowing blood-soaked vision. In exchange for perpetual servitude as her handmaiden, she imparted knowledge of IP subnetting.

h/t +Danial Hallock​___...read it.

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2015-04-01 18:10:21 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Are you ready to face... the Karlsaue?

8760 points.

Are you ready to face... the Karlsaue?

8760 points.___

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2015-04-01 14:41:20 (33 comments, 10 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

How Putin experienced the fall of East Germany.

(Via +Josie Walker.)

How Putin experienced the fall of East Germany.

(Via +Josie Walker.)___

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2015-04-01 06:11:15 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

So what's your favorite PacMap? Post the link here!

So what's your favorite PacMap? Post the link here!___

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2015-03-31 19:09:24 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

So it's not just in Ingress, +Sarai Pahla!

Google Turns Maps Into Pac-Man http://thr.cm/IQ04US___So it's not just in Ingress, +Sarai Pahla!

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2015-03-31 11:34:41 (15 comments, 6 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

#WTFAmerica  

This is crazy. Being shot just because!___ #WTFAmerica  

2015-03-31 10:23:49 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Our neighborhood had a blackout for five minutes! It's almost as if we lived in some Third World country!

Our neighborhood had a blackout for five minutes! It's almost as if we lived in some Third World country!___

2015-03-31 08:32:10 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Ich bin derzeit auf Stellensuche, und sobald ich einen Job finde, ziehe ich wahrscheinlich in eine Stadt mit teureren Wohnraum als Kassel. Dies bedeutet, daß ich meine Büchersammlung stärker reduzieren will. Daher biete ich folgende Rollenspielbücher an:


Aberrant

Aberrant Player's Guide (€8)
Elites (€5)
Expose: Aberrant (€2)
Fear and Loathing (€2)
Teragen (€6)
The Directive (€5)
Year One (€5)

GURPS 3E

Alle GURPS 3E-Bücher kosten €5, falls nicht anders angegeben.

Age of Napoleon
All-Star Jam 2004
Arabian Nights
Autoduel
Bestiary
Black Ops
Blood Types
Cabal
Castle Falkenstein
Castle Falkenstein: Ottoman Empire
China
Covert Ops
Creatures Of The Night
Cyberworld
Deadlands: Weird West
Deadlands: VarmintsDinosaurs
Egy... more »

Ich bin derzeit auf Stellensuche, und sobald ich einen Job finde, ziehe ich wahrscheinlich in eine Stadt mit teureren Wohnraum als Kassel. Dies bedeutet, daß ich meine Büchersammlung stärker reduzieren will. Daher biete ich folgende Rollenspielbücher an:


Aberrant

Aberrant Player's Guide (€8)
Elites (€5)
Expose: Aberrant (€2)
Fear and Loathing (€2)
Teragen (€6)
The Directive (€5)
Year One (€5)

GURPS 3E

Alle GURPS 3E-Bücher kosten €5, falls nicht anders angegeben.

Age of Napoleon
All-Star Jam 2004
Arabian Nights
Autoduel
Bestiary
Black Ops
Blood Types
Cabal
Castle Falkenstein
Castle Falkenstein: Ottoman Empire
China
Covert Ops
Creatures Of The Night
Cyberworld
Deadlands: Weird West
Deadlands: Varmints
Dinosaurs
Egypt
Fantasy Folk 1E (€3)
Fantasy Folk 2E
Fantasy II
Greece
Grimoire (loose Blätter, €3)
Harkwood (€2)
Horror 3E
Illuminati University
Imperial Rome
In Nomine (€6)
International Super Teams
Japan
Middle Ages 1
OGRE
Places Of Mystery
Russia
Screampunk (€2)
Space Atlas 2: Corporate Worlds
Special Ops 2E + 3E
Spirits
Stardemon (€2)
Steampunk
Swashbucklers
Tredroy (€2)
Undead
Vikings 1E
Villains
Voodoo
Who's Who 1+2
Y2K

GURPS WWII

All The King's Men
Dogfaces
Frozen Hell (€2)
GURPS WWII (Hardcover, €7)
Hand of Steel (€2)
Iron Cross
Motor Pool
Return to Honor (€2)
Weird War II

Transhuman Space

Orbital Decay (€2)

Midnight

Alle €5

Destiny and Shadow
Forge and Shadow
Heart of Shadow
Hammer and Shadow
Hand of Shadow
Honor and Shadow
Legends of Shadow
Minions of the Shadow
Star and Shadow
Steel and Shadow
Under the Shadow

Scarred Lands

Blood Bayou (€5)
Blood Sea: The Crimson Abyss (€5)
Calastia: Throne of the Black Dragon (€5)
Creature Collection Revised (€7)
Creature Collection III: Savage Bestiary (€7)
Echoes of the Past: The Slarecian Legacy (€5)
Hollowfaust: City of Necromancers (€5)
Hornsaw: Forest of Blood (€5)
Mithril: City of the Golem (€5)
Secrets and Societies (€5)
Shelzar: City of Sins (€5)
The Divine and the Defeated (€7)
The Faithful and the Forsaken (€5)
The Penumbral Pentagon (€5)
The Wise and the Wicked (€5)
Vigil Watch: Secrets of the Asaatthi (€5)
Vigil Watch: Warrens of the Ratmen (€5)
Wilderness & Wasteland (€3)

Wenn nicht anders angegeben, sind die Bücher alle noch in sehr gutem Zustand, da ich die standardmäßig mit selbstklebender Einbindefolie einklebe.

Mindestbestellwert €20 (außer für Selbstabholer). Porto ist extra - ich würde nach der Reservierung die Bücher wiegen und das Porto berechnen.

Ich habe die Liste auch auf Tanelorn inseriert. Wer zuerst kommt, mahlt zuerst!___

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2015-03-30 15:57:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Well, this looks interesting...

I want to see this be a thing I can play. Holy cats am I excited about the idea of games and stories from African nations reaching wider audiences!___Well, this looks interesting...

2015-03-30 15:34:22 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Since it pops up from time to time in my stream, and as I currently work in the field, I thought I should write about the current status of Germany's Green Energy Revolution.

The Green Energy Revolution was started in earnest by the Social Democratic/Green government coalition of 1998-2003. The goal was to create as much of Germany's electricity from renewable energy sources as possible - perhaps even close to 100%. This would be the work of decades, but I do think this goal is feasible. A major part of pushing renewable energy sources were very generous "feed-in tariffs" - essentially, the German government guaranteed that those who installed new renewable power generation facilities would receive fixed compensation for each kWh they produced and fed into the grid. Furthermore, the Greens fulfilled a long-standing election promises and pushed through a very gradual... more »

Since it pops up from time to time in my stream, and as I currently work in the field, I thought I should write about the current status of Germany's Green Energy Revolution.

The Green Energy Revolution was started in earnest by the Social Democratic/Green government coalition of 1998-2003. The goal was to create as much of Germany's electricity from renewable energy sources as possible - perhaps even close to 100%. This would be the work of decades, but I do think this goal is feasible. A major part of pushing renewable energy sources were very generous "feed-in tariffs" - essentially, the German government guaranteed that those who installed new renewable power generation facilities would receive fixed compensation for each kWh they produced and fed into the grid. Furthermore, the Greens fulfilled a long-standing election promises and pushed through a very gradual phase-out of German nuclear power plants.

After 2003, the Social Democrats and Greens no longer had enough seats in the German parliament and Merkel became chancellor. And was is not exactly a fan.

Around that time, prices for PV panels began falling through the floor - but the feed-in tariffs for PV panels weren't adjusted for some time. Which resulted in enormous profits for those installing PV panels, which in turn triggered an enormous boom for them. However, because of the feed-in tariffs the overall electricity prices increased, because the electricity bills paid for the feed-in tariffs. This caused the first (and second and third) Merkel government to introduce all sorts of "exemptions" for "export-oriented industries", which grew to cover more and more companies with only very tenuous links to exports, and "energy-intensive industries", which had the perverse effect of encouraging companies just below the threshold to consume even more electricity so that they could get classified as "energy-intensive". Of course, this increased the electricity bill even further for those who weren't exempt - including private consumers. Thus, while the Green Energy Revolution started out as a fairly popular project, it became less so over time, and Merkel probably thought she was getting close to junking this whole project for good.

Then the Fukushima disaster happened.

And Merkel was panicking. She had always been very vocally pro-nuclear power, but suddenly there was a new disaster that reinforced German skepticism of nuclear power plants. So while she had delayed the closure of nuclear power plants in the preceding years, she now flip-flopped radically and introduced a new plan which would close them far faster than originally planned (incidentally, this radical change in plan seems to have been done so amateurishly that the power companies will likely be able to successfully sue the government for compensation...).

This was not sufficient to prevent the state of Baden-Wurttemberg - one of the most conservative states in Germany - from falling to the first ever Green Party-led state government. However, after that her opinion polls gradually stabilized and increased again - and to Merkel, that's what really matters.

However, you simply can't alter a nation's power supply overnight - it's the work of decades, with careful planning. Therefore the very rapid phase-out Merkel implemented led to a shortage. Which is why the Merkel government started talking about "we need more reserve power!" Which meant coal power - which is the reason why, perversely, German CO2 emissions have increased as of late. If they had stuck to the original plan, this likely would not have been necessary, but her rapid phase-out made things difficult - though they probably overstated the need for it. When the Social Democrats rejoined her government again back in 2013, they only encouraged this - the Social Democrats had always been allies to the coal industry.

Furthermore, the new vice-chancellor and minister for Economics and Energy - one Sigmar Gabriel - had his own plans for sabotaging renewable energy. The worst plan he proposed was charging all consumption of electricity with the fees for the feed-in tariffs (exempting again the "export-oriented" and "energy-intensive" industries). This meant that if someone installed PV panels on their roof, and used up the electricity generated by the panels themselves instead of feeding it into the grid, they would still have to pay those fees.

Which removed all incentives for not feeding all the generated electricity into the grid - a very bad idea, since that would only exacerbate peak production times. To make the renewable energy revolution work, we want people to consume the electricity that they generate. Fortunately, this measure was not fully implemented - but that Sigmar Gabriel was willing to back such a scheme shows how hostile he is to renewable energy sources.

Despite all this, renewable energy sources continue to grow - currently, they represent 25.8% of electricity generation in Germany, and that percentage will likely increase further.

So you might ask: What's the point of renewable energy generation?

If the goal is reduction of CO2 emissions - which certainly is one of the major reasons - then some people might say that Germany should just focus on nuclear power. One argument against nuclear power is the safety angle - while it is possible to build very safe nuclear power plants, they are very complex systems that need very large organizations to run - and the larger the organization, the more likely it is that someone will screw up sooner or later. And if an advanced nation like Japan can screw up as badly as it was the case with Fukushima, then how much can we trust less advanced and corrupt nations with this technology?

Which brings me to my own personal argument against nuclear power: We simply do not trust many nations with this technology. Witness the current negotiations with Iran - we are worried that they will misuse nuclear power for weapons. And apart from this misuse, worrying that poorer nations will cut corners when it comes to nuclear safety and waste disposals is not an unreasonable concern.

So if the rich nations stick to nuclear power in order to reduce their carbon footprint, what should the poorer nations do? If they can't use nuclear power, that leaves fossil fuels... or renewable energy. Obviously, the latter is preferable when it comes to CO2 output.

Which makes it all the more important that a wealthy, technologically advanced nation like Germany tries to implement renewable energy on a massive scale. If Germany can pull it off - make something approaching 100% renewable power generation work, and learns how to deal with its many challenges - then it becomes something for poorer nations to emulate and implement on their own.

So what are the challenges? The price of renewable energy sources is not the issue - while they are still high, they are rapidly falling. Neither wind nor solar power are mature technologies, and they are both improving quickly. The economies of scale have caused a spectacular collapse in price for PV panels in particular.

The main challenge is the intermittency of renewable energy generation - wind power and solar power fluctuate during the day, and from day to day. This can be compensated in part by connecting these energy sources into large-scale grids - while some regions may experience less wind or less sun on some days, some other regions will experience more of it, and thus can compensate for the loss of power generation.

However, this too is solvable. Physical storage systems, such as batteries, will certainly play a part - in particular as electric vehicles become more common. But anything that helps shifting loads or electricity generation is useful here. Gas turbines provide flexible power generation for peak times. Reservoirs, cooling or heating systems can be used to store energy in a non-electric form.

And above all, there must be real price incentives for consuming electricity at certain times while saving it at others. For the private consumers, this usually isn't the case unless they have their own PV panels - even those power companies that offer variable electricity prices have fixed prices for every hour of the day, and the prices rarely vary more than 10% between peak production and peak consumption times. But at the European Energy Exchange, prices vary much more drastically - even sinking down to zero or below it during times of peak production. Such variance in prices must be offered to smaller consumers so that they have an incentive for active energy management. Furthermore, electrical devices must become more easily controllable by energy management software - so that your washing machine and dryer operate at the optimal times, your refrigerator cools the most when electricity is cheapest, your air conditioning or electrical heating optimize their schedules for these electricity prices while still staying in the optimal temperature ranges, and so forth.

All this is doable. It's a lot of work - literally the work of decades - and fairly expensive the first time it is implemented, as it is the case with all prototypes. But I believe it is worthwhile, and if it works out we have an entirely new system of power generation with vastly reduced CO2 emissions that will work in most of the globe without nasty environmental or political side effects.

Time will tell if I am right.___

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2015-03-30 11:37:26 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Interesting and worrying.

Interesting and worrying.___

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2015-03-30 05:44:21 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Thoughts?

Thoughts?___

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2015-03-29 13:34:44 (2 comments, 8 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

While that may not have been a terribly diplomatic thing to say for a foreign minister, it was fairly accurate.

"Finally, and most revealingly in my opinion, the non-affair shows us that the rights of women always come last." Yep.___While that may not have been a terribly diplomatic thing to say for a foreign minister, it was fairly accurate.

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2015-03-28 13:15:46 (20 comments, 2 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

...I'd like to point out once again that public universities in Germany charge no tuition fees. And an increasingly large number of them even offer English-language courses and degrees, so you don't even need to learn the language (though it's still strongly recommended)!

...I'd like to point out once again that public universities in Germany charge no tuition fees. And an increasingly large number of them even offer English-language courses and degrees, so you don't even need to learn the language (though it's still strongly recommended)!___

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2015-03-28 10:32:55 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Eerie locations of the East.

Eerie locations of the East.___

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2015-03-28 08:07:53 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

It takes the Random Nations Generator to build a village.

It takes the Random Nations Generator to build a village.___

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2015-03-28 05:26:07 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

The dungeons get deep over there.

Underground city recently found in Turkey. From the article, The multi-level complex was a developed one, complete with staircases, kitchens, wineries, chapels, grindstones, air shafts, water channels, corridors, and even lamp-oil presses. (Derinkuyu was 18 stories, notes the Washington Post, and also included stores and escape routes.)___The dungeons get deep over there.

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2015-03-27 16:17:20 (7 comments, 8 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

If you enjoy webcomics, I highly recommend Stand Still, Stay Silent. The prologue - revolving around an apocalyptic plague with supernatural elements that wipes out most of humanity - can get rather dark at points, but the main story - set several generations later - mixes plenty of humor and companionship with the horror elements.

And unlike many "post-apocalyptic" settings, humanity did not turn upon itself in the face of the apocalypse and reverted to savagery. What happened was a tragedy of unimaginable proportions - but humanity is trying to survive and slowly rebuild civilization, with the tools it has at hand.

Add to that the gorgeous artwork and a corner of the world (Scandinavia) that is rarely seen in comics, and you will find plenty of enjoyment with this comic.

If you enjoy webcomics, I highly recommend Stand Still, Stay Silent. The prologue - revolving around an apocalyptic plague with supernatural elements that wipes out most of humanity - can get rather dark at points, but the main story - set several generations later - mixes plenty of humor and companionship with the horror elements.

And unlike many "post-apocalyptic" settings, humanity did not turn upon itself in the face of the apocalypse and reverted to savagery. What happened was a tragedy of unimaginable proportions - but humanity is trying to survive and slowly rebuild civilization, with the tools it has at hand.

Add to that the gorgeous artwork and a corner of the world (Scandinavia) that is rarely seen in comics, and you will find plenty of enjoyment with this comic.___

2015-03-27 14:07:29 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

By now, you have hopefully all read the "It's a Threat!" article in the latest issue of Pyramid, which explains how to derive the "Combat Effectiveness Rating" (CER) for GURPS combatants - a numeric value analogous to the "Challenge Rating" of D&D.

Some people have already started to add CER ratings to the creatures in the GURPS Repository (to which you should all contribute so that future GURPS GMs always have ready-made creatures for their games, but I digress). I've now added a "Monsters by CER" page which, well, lists monsters by their CER.

This page works because I added new tags to the monsters that have listed CERs:

"cer-XX", where XX is the CER rating.
"or-XX", where XX is the OR rating.
"pr-XX", where XX is the PR rating.

(In the rare cases where OR or PR... more »

By now, you have hopefully all read the "It's a Threat!" article in the latest issue of Pyramid, which explains how to derive the "Combat Effectiveness Rating" (CER) for GURPS combatants - a numeric value analogous to the "Challenge Rating" of D&D.

Some people have already started to add CER ratings to the creatures in the GURPS Repository (to which you should all contribute so that future GURPS GMs always have ready-made creatures for their games, but I digress). I've now added a "Monsters by CER" page which, well, lists monsters by their CER.

This page works because I added new tags to the monsters that have listed CERs:

"cer-XX", where XX is the CER rating.
"or-XX", where XX is the OR rating.
"pr-XX", where XX is the PR rating.

(In the rare cases where OR or PR are negative, I've written them in the form "or_XX" or "pr_XX".)

The page automatically lists all monsters with the appropriate tags up to a CER of 199. It also lists monsters without a CER rating tag, or with a CER rating tag of 200 or more (the table could be extended for higher CERs, but that seemed like all we need at the moment).

As you can see, there are still plenty of unrated monsters, so feel free to take a stab at them. What CER has a Waffen-SS NCO? I don't know - so let's find out! ___

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2015-03-27 06:44:28 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

While the article is obvious clickbait, it does have some gems of truth in it.

"German logic dictates that you can’t possibly be out of style, just as long as you were never attempting to be in it."

"Cities are okay. But they are so fake and unnatural, what with their buildings and their lights and their WLAN. They’re nothing compared to the over-sentimentalized nostalgia of the simpler, purer times that are on offer in the countryside: the fresh air…birds, twigs, mud, trees and other such “real” nature stuff. Therefore, to Germanize yourself, regular immersion in nature is important for your Seele (soul). This is why you should regularly wandern (go hiking) on Sundays."

"Small talk is for small minds. Just say whatever it is you are thinking, honestly and directly. Subtext is really overrated. If someone asks you how you are, you have twooptions: ... more »

While the article is obvious clickbait, it does have some gems of truth in it.

"German logic dictates that you can’t possibly be out of style, just as long as you were never attempting to be in it."

"Cities are okay. But they are so fake and unnatural, what with their buildings and their lights and their WLAN. They’re nothing compared to the over-sentimentalized nostalgia of the simpler, purer times that are on offer in the countryside: the fresh air…birds, twigs, mud, trees and other such “real” nature stuff. Therefore, to Germanize yourself, regular immersion in nature is important for your Seele (soul). This is why you should regularly wandern (go hiking) on Sundays."

"Small talk is for small minds. Just say whatever it is you are thinking, honestly and directly. Subtext is really overrated. If someone asks you how you are, you have two options: be brutally honest or, if someone absolutely forces you into small talk, you can fall back on the six most common German small talk phrases, which make up 50% of spoken conversation - gut, naja, ach so, alles klar, und sonst so, and tja."

"It’s very important to correct other people when they say something incorrect, no matter how small and utterly inconsequential it might be. They are wrong. You are aware of this. Facts are holy. It’s your duty to inform them."___

2015-03-27 06:01:59 (30 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

"Senator Cruz, can you show us your birth certificate? Your real birth certificate, not that blatant forgery."


#AskTheCandidates #MyFavoriteSoapOpera

"Senator Cruz, can you show us your birth certificate? Your real birth certificate, not that blatant forgery."


#AskTheCandidates #MyFavoriteSoapOpera___

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2015-03-26 20:41:53 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

A new journey, a new map.

A new journey, a new map.___

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