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Brian Mcquillan30,357Boost 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!#Unti #fifteentcentury #ssmalstates #weron #periphery #major #from #vitransSaharan #anIndian #Ocean #routes #Between #tan #tcenturies #years #Atlantislavtradoan #estimate #million #slaves #New #WorlMorthan #million #Europeans #wercaptureby #Barbary #pirates #ansolas #slaves #Nort #between #tantcenturiesIn #West #declin #Atlantislavtradin2015-05-07 11:29:42357415499
Tourej Ansari44,192In this circle are people included, who has already shared an own public #circle with interesting profiles.Please add me to your circles and share this circle! #Chicago  2015-04-03 04:24:0867012
love Art1,481shared circle2015-03-24 12:08:12467000
Harry Day15,832If You recieve this message You are included in circle !!!To get in, and to ensure you stay in #thebestfriends  circle you need to do the following:1. Include me in your circles...!!!2.  Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.3. Plus this post...!!4. Publicly share this circle...!!5. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above...!!!#photography  #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #geographical #theorist #of #the #empire #was #actually #a #former #Swedish #prisonerofwar #taken #at #the #Battle #of #Polt #signed #to #Tobolsk #where #he #associated #with #Peter's #Siberian #official #Vasily #Tatishchev #and #was #allowed #freedom #to #conduct 2015-03-14 12:29:14455101021
phu truong153DIAMOND TEAM ELITE ENGAGER CIRCLE 11.11.14This is my Diamond Team Elite Circle. Along with my Elite Inner Circle, these are the people who have helped me grow to where I am today. They have my gratitude, and to help them, and to help you grow your followers I am sharing them here. There is no automatic criteria to get into this circle. These are people who I have chosen and personally hand curated.To get to the next level and have a chance to become a Team Elite Engager, there are five simple steps:1. Make sure you have added me!2. +1 this post3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. DO NOT DELETE THIS SHARE OR YOU WILL BE EXCLUDED FROM NEXT WEEK'S  OR POSSIBLY BLACKLISTED FROM  FOR GOOD4. Optionally, comment to let me know what you have done! (this is optional, because my circles often reach the maximum 500 comments).5. 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.6. Optionally, add everyone from this circle - your Google Plus engagement is likely to skyrocket, as many people in the circle will add you back and plus, share and comment on your posts!~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~The ReSound Enzo includes two firsts: It is the first Super Power Made For iPhone hearing aid, and it is also the first MFi hearing aid that includes a telecoil, allowing wearers to take advantage of hands free calling with their iPhone, as well as wireless streaming of music, Facetime and YouTube from their iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, and iPod Touch - as well as listening through public loop induction systems in theatres, banks, post offices and places of worship.Unless you have used this kind of technology before you're probably thinking it's no big deal - after all, you've been able to get Bluetooth headsets for years, but until now you used to need an intermediate wireless device worn as a necklace or lapel clip to translate between Bluetooth and each manufacturer's own proprietary wireless protocol. As well as extra bulk, these would be one more gadget you'd have to remember to charge. The Made For iPhone protocol and hardware does away with all that as it's already built in to the hearing aids. Pretty neat, huh?http://www.londonhearingaids.co.uk/ReSound/resound-enzo-9-hearing-aid-uk-price-lowest-guaranteed-1675-including-lifetime-aftercare-call-0203-397-9787.html#enzo   #resoundenzo   #resound   #mfi   #MadeForiPhone   #superpower2014-11-11 01:24:174678514
Colin Wilson7,975Grow 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 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#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 #circle 2014-11-07 07:05:27456676092
Robert Connor17,408Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!All those  *#sharing  publicly THIS circle* will also be included in my other major circle sharingIf you received the notice you are in this circleIf 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.Thank you to all those who participated#fabwomenonG+ #womenongplus #womenonline #womenongoogleplus #women #activeusers #activedirectory #activeengagers #fabfems #googleplusengagers #femalesongoogleplus #female #fabulouswomenongoogleplus #slhc #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles2014-09-11 11:06:23494432567
John Nuntiatio39,637You are in this circle.#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-06-29 12:31:24193745
Moan Lisa33,677Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle20 June, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-06-20 10:37:363009490121
Ramón Sansone López436Awsome #sharedcircle #bestengagersComment, Do +1 and share it, you'll belong to one of my best #sharedcircles 2013-09-05 06:26:23501003
Kabita Singhania0Join and Share .... #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-07-18 18:42:30494001
matthew rappaport147,898499 +Google+ ers that are RELEVANT to me according to the PLUSarithmThis MEGA +Shared Circles on G+ is literally the 1st 499 names that are listed when RELEVANCE is selected and 'Your Circles' is clicked under https://plus.google.com/circles (very close to it!)There are 15 that I didn't include in the circle but made the cut that are celebs or pages that I will list below as I wanted to share more users overall in this #sharedcircle  which is almost entirely full of WIN.It is interesting that the first couple of rows are a mix of people I spent more time with in the beginning and with people I spend more time with now (which has interlap!) and of course how does one define 'spent time with' when talking about a social network place but the stream, hangouts, gtalk, +H.I.R.L., etc. The algorithm is not there yet to take note of all the data let alone measuring offline interaction but I tend to +mention people (a page in the Top 499, left out of this circle) a few people now and again, it seems the more you do that with a person or page, the more relevant they are to you in this list. I wonder if that data showing how many times you tagged someone and them you will be available in the future and if so, everyone can expect that number to be high for most from me!I do find it curious that +G+ Interviews which is a page started by +Peter G McDermott that I was helping with takes up my number 3 spot when I haven't tagged it in so long or done much with it in a bit nor felt I ever interacted with it to any level compared with those surrounding it. It's not a perfect system for sure and we all might have ones that slip through the crack that make us go, "Why is this person more relevant or WHO is this person?!"I am the +1 in this circle but everyone else is the +1000 zombies that +byron rempel will turn UNDEAD  +1000 that rocks the PLUS. I can vouchfor almost all the content being interesting, all the people though, that might be another ... WOAH :)~+Having said that, I will produce the next 500 Relevance Ci2013-01-04 19:14:28499413145
Christina Trapolino54,573#CircleSunday  November 18, 2012It's been several months since I last shared this Circle with you guys, but I'm really glad to be starting it up again.  I have been taking your suggestions into consideration, but this week I'm sharing three people with you who have been on my radar for some time:---+Isabelle Fortin is someone I found through a neat hashtag event called #MovieMashupTuesday .  The idea...well, you can find it by clicking on the hashtag.  Some of the images they come up with make me laugh out loud... IRL.  ;)  Isabelle's stream is also just plain interesting -- she is a self-confessed foodie (and so am I), and one of the few people whose Instagram posts don't annoy me.  I'm certain she'll add some quirky fun to your streams.I've been following +Ralph Roberts for quite some time -- he worked with NASA on the Apollo program (*dreamy sigh*), so you can take posts with titles such as "Does chocolate make you clever?" very seriously in his stream.  Furthermore, ever since I got an iPad, I've found Ralph's posts to consistently liven up my feeds with beautiful images.  If you're from Austin and you know who John Aielli is, you might understand why I freakin' love Ralph Roberts.Last but not least is +Chris Hoeller, who has been in my Circles for a very long time.  His posts are sometimes a lot like reading a Twitter feed -- short and funny -- but he also makes incredibly thought-provoking posts about technology and social media.  I suspect that if you enjoy my posts on the subject of communication, you'll like Chris a lot.---That's it for this week! Please feel free to recommend yourself or others for a #CircleSunday   feature by using the "Send an email" button on my profile or sending a tweet to @cmtrapolino-- make sure you include a link to the profile you're recommending, as some names are not unique.Happy Plussing, everyone!2012-11-19 03:11:2212014227
Cynthia Kelly23,029New Google+ users might not have this circle yet of Google Employees on G+, I'm  not an employee, but going to include myself in the circle anyway. :D  #sharedcircles   #Google  2012-11-09 01:27:54213201
Andrea Memenas5,995There are so many awesome women in my "Smart Chicks" circle that it exceeds G+'s 500-people-shared-at-once limit...You really need to follow these ladies. It will immediately make your G+ experience better.2012-10-23 20:00:075009010
AJ Durling2944) The fourth of today's circle shares - Google+ EmployeesA moment ago a shared a circle of people who work for Google. Out of those, these are the people who a special to Google+If you like it, share it; if you don't, ignore it. #Google   #googleemployees   #googleplus   #googleplusemployees   #circleshare   #sharedcircles  2012-10-19 15:03:1487000
AJ Durling03) Third out of the circles I thought I might share today - Google EmployeesThis is a small list of people who work for Google (at least, I think they do... please correct me if I'm wrong!) and post interesting stuff. It includes (and is, in fact, predominantly) a selection of Google+ employees - I will be sharing just those employees in their own, special circle in just a minute.If you like this, share it; if you don't, ignore it. #Google   #googleemployees   #googleplus   #googleplusemployees   #circleshare   #sharedcircles  2012-10-19 15:02:39117000
Tim Moore23,086My Shared Circle of the weekGooglers who are just #awesome . _Don't stalk, just talk, they won't bite_  #sharedcircles   #Google  2012-08-29 20:23:364492010
Michael B.1,582This circle was just shared to me by +Christina Trapolino .Thank you for sharing :-)2012-07-30 15:01:50118203
Andreas Schou3,113It's been a while since I shared this circle. But this is the circle I have turned up to full-blast. In any case, if you're just joining us: my feed is generally more esoteric than the circle which probably sent you here. While I'm interested in politics, I normally don't have a lot to say about the horse race. Most of what you'll get here will be policy, plus economics, law, history, neuroscience, medicine, and large block quotes from late 18th-century documents. I'm also read by a lot of people who disagree with me. I'd describe my general political outlook as 'pragmatic left-libertarian.' But if you encounter someone you disagree with, or disagree with me, then (a) don't feed the trolls, and (b) practice bad-faith good-faith. Pretend you're responding to the most reasonable interpretation of the post you just read. I'll do the same for you, and will expect everyone else in the crowd to do the same.In any case, hi. Who are you and what brought you here?2012-07-17 15:58:5559501
Christina Trapolino48,549July 15, 2012 #CircleSunday  It has been storming for almost a whole week in Austin!  Those of us who remember the wicked drought from last year (I wasn't a resident then, but a visitor several times) are grateful beyond words for the lower temperatures and the higher water levels in the lakes.  I am especially grateful for the storms because I can actually get more than 4 hours of sleep when it's raining.Stormy Sundays are probably the best thing ever (apart from brunch), and I've spent most of today browsing G+ and adding new folks to my 'potential Circle Sunday' list.  Here are the pleeps I've chosen for this week:---+Lil Peck has a slight obsession with horses.  I don't share that obsession (although I do like horses, and spent many summers as a little girl learning to ride them), but Lil Peck's Stream is just so dang interesting that I read it obsessively, anyway.  My favorite content of hers is tech-related -- especially when it's Google+ related.  Her latest post is an example of this (it's about how to make sure your Stream is drama-free): http://bit.ly/NvrXZV+Rachelle Doorley is an arts educator.  She also publishes something called Tinkerlab, which is actually pretty fascinating even if you're not a DIYer.  Speaking of DIY, my favorite part of Rachelle's profile is her suggestion of which Circles to add her to.  She lists DIY twice!  Whether it's intentional or not, I got a chuckle out of it because that's actually a fair analysis of her content: it's a lot of DIY/crafts stuff.  That said, I keep her in my "awesome A-list" Circle because her posts are fresh and unique.  Check out her latest post here: http://bit.ly/NJMquE+Jonathan Abbey is a testament to the power of the Nearby Stream.  By that, I mean that I found him through the first version of the mobile app for G+ -- he was posting from near my location, and I added him on a whim.  Several months later, and he's still on my read list!  He posts a lot of political stuff (fair warning if you like Romney -- Johnathan's Stream is unforgiving), but he's not preachy.  Talk about a rare find.  Check out his latest post here: http://bit.ly/NqjhFk---That's it for this week! Please feel free to recommend yourself or others for a #CircleSunday   feature by using the "Send an email" button on my profile or sending a tweet to @cmtrapolino-- make sure you include a link to the profile you're recommending, as some names are not unique.Happy Plussing, everyone!2012-07-16 01:21:3911718125
Christina Trapolino47,824July 1, 2012 #CircleSunday In a few days, it'll be my one year anniversary on Google+, but the platform itself celebrated its birthday this past week.  As a result, lots of people posted fantastic stories about their time here (check the #MyFirstPost  hashtag to peruse the Stream of posts), and I made a lot of new friends.  All three of my Circle Sunday recommendations below are a direct result of that.  I hope they bring something fresh to your Streams, as they have mine.  :)---+Mark Bruce is a regular #ScienceSunday  contributor who came to me via a shared Circle this past week.  If you're looking to beef up your science Circles, you can file Mark under awesome.  He hails from Adelaide in South Australia, which is where I went to some university a few years back.  It's a great, albeit quiet little town full of smart folks like Mark, IIRC.  Extra cool points awarded due to his self-proclaimed enthusiasm for transhumanism.  Check out his latest post here: http://bit.ly/LJ9YLLI have never recommended a Page in my Circle Sundays, but that's changing this week.  I stumbled across a Googler's new yoga page -- +Quantum Yoga -- during my Stream surfing this week and fell in love.  I want to get into yoga, but I've had some trouble making time for it.  +Brandon Seils' Page is helping me to increase my interest in the practice by highlighting its geeky side.  Maybe my next step will be to find a good yoga Hangout!  Check out the Page's latest post here: http://bit.ly/MNqKNf+Ivan Yudhi is more proof that commenting thoughtfully will get you noticed and Circled by people with common interests.  I found Ivan while hopping around several I/O conversations.  He posts a lot about sports as well as different smartphones and their creators (and other tech, in general).  His profile indicates he's into photography, and while I don't see a lot of his photos in his Stream, I'm hoping he'll take some pictures soon and share them!  Check out Ivan's latest post here: http://bit.ly/LYLBek---That's it for this week! Please feel free to recommend yourself or others for a #CircleSunday   feature by using the "Send an email" button on my profile or sending a tweet to @cmtrapolino-- make sure you include a link to the profile you're recommending, as some names are not unique.Happy Plussing, everyone!2012-07-02 03:50:5211318530
Jari Huomo7,914Christina Trapolino Circle Sunday CircleHere is an excellent selection of Google+ users manually selected by lovely +Christina Trapolino (https://plus.google.com/102615863344410467759/about)If you do not want to add all at once, you can see all the people in this circle here: http://www.googleplussuomi.com/christinatrapolino/ with links to their best posts & photo posts. 2012-06-21 10:26:491118219
Christina Trapolino47,287June 17, 2012 #CircleSunday Hello again, Google+!This month has been tremendous for me -- as I continue to search for cultural clues that prove my hypothesis that society is evolving its use of social media, I've learned a great deal about the relationship between brands and bloggers (or, as I like to call them, citizen journalists).  More on this later in the week, when I share my takeaways from the Blog Her Food '12 conference in Seattle.For today, I'm very pleased to share these fine folks with y'all for Circle Sunday!---First up is +John Maguire, who is a clinical researcher at the University of Kansas. John livens up my Stream with fantastic posts about all sorts of topics (seriously, they range from sports to outer space), but my favorite thing about him comes from his profile: "Being green is [sic] doesn't have to reflect one's political status, rather learning how [to] better our way of living and sustaining a better place to live for future generations." Hear, hear! Check out his latest post here: http://bit.ly/MzMHzrI have well over 500 photographers in my Circles, and they are all super talented.  They certainly remind me that my Instagram account is strictly amateur.  Many of them have enormous followings, but some have been less exposed than others.  Case in point?  +Rainer Steinke is a street photographer whose taste and style are, in my opinion, spectacular. This is my favorite of his recent posts: http://bit.ly/MXbUkM+Kyle Sullivan is an exobiology major (bonus nerd points) whose posts are endlessly interesting.  I like Kyle's Stream so much because he mixes NASA information with a quirky sense of humor (he initially caught my attention when I saw some re-shares of his #AwayTeamPorn posts -- y'all know how I feel about Star Trek).  Check out his latest post here: http://bit.ly/M5sdws---That's it for this week! Please feel free to recommend yourself or others for a #CircleSunday   feature by using the "Send an email" button on my profile or sending a tweet to @cmtrapolino-- make sure you include a link to the profile you're recommending, as some names are not unique.Happy Plussing, everyone!2012-06-17 22:53:4711120424
Jaana Nyström50,117Google 8 by Jaana -circleHere is circle 8 / 8 of Google employees on Google+, for now...The first circle with explanation: https://plus.google.com/u/0/107742059751171695340/posts/5TMQbd48fPVYou are notified because you are in this circle.The circle in circlecount.comhttp://www.circlecount.com/sharedcircle/?id=z13vcntrcq3vxzypd04cd1ea5yric3njxj0#Google #circleshare #Jaanatip  There's more to come some other day...  I'm receiving more Googlers circles from nice Plussers!Thank you my dears, you know who you are... :-)2012-06-08 20:05:4084629
Elaine Lindsay16,454Third time the charm.. If I have missed anyone please forgive me..  I will share the correct circle this time.. Duh.. its friday  This is a circle of some of my favs.. Engagers all.. 2012-06-08 14:37:4125311414
Michael Kendle299Here's a circle of tech people. The circle is bigger but only lets me share 500. If you're interested in tech, this is a good place to start.2012-06-07 13:57:05501115
Christina Trapolino46,899June 3, 2012 #CircleSunday  Hello again, Google+!  I've been a very busy girl for the past couple of weeks, but I've still been surfing my Streams and looking out for great people to feature for Circle Sunday.  Today, I'd like to share the latest three additions to my #CircleSunday  Circle:---+David Garcia has been in my Circles for a long time, and I've been meaning to feature him for much of that time.  His posts are uplifting and his message is something we can all relate to from time to time.  David has a blog called, "Keep it up, David!" and it's about his battle with losing weight.  He's doing a great job, which is nice to see, but what makes his approach really special is that he doesn't focus on weight all the time.  Rather, he chooses to highlight great things to eat for their taste and nutritional value, which makes his content engaging for anyone -- trying to lose weight or not.  Check out his latest post here: http://bit.ly/LrbDGU+Gunther Cox only has about 1,100 followers and I have no idea why he doesn't have way more than that, so I'm hoping this feature will help spread his content to a larger audience.  Gunther posts about what is probably the coolest thing ever -- robots.  He makes them and posts about them!  Check out his latest post here: http://bit.ly/Le1mBLI'd like to let +Jonathan Chalker's profile speak for itself (boy, I love when people really take the time to fill that sucker out): "I am a proud first generation G+ user. In G+ I write articles about science, technology, music, design (web and product), philosophy, media, and customer service in the digital world. I also follow quite a few people, read most of their posts, and actively comment (yay, me)."  He really is an interesting guy to follow! Check out his latest post here: http://bit.ly/KZtWV6---That's it for this week! Please feel free to recommend yourself or others for a #CircleSunday   feature by using the "Send an email" button on my profile or sending a tweet to @cmtrapolino-- make sure you include a link to the profile you're recommending, as some names are not unique.Happy Plussing, everyone!2012-06-04 00:43:5110912025
Jaana Nyström49,593I've been hoarding these peeps...My Googlers CircleGoogle employeesEveryone in this circle works for Google, been collecting the guys since July last year.Well, worked at the time of me adding them, anyway...Here it is in +CircleCount:http://www.circlecount.com/sharedcircle/?id=z13uvt3okqj2cxxvc22celljpvm0wvzfsVery international...  If you have some more to add that I've missed, please comment! #circleshare   #CircleSunday  2012-06-03 13:44:1447835829
Andreas Schou2,568Apparently thanks to my inclusion in +Mike Shaw's shared circle, my follower count seems to have increased precipitously today. When that happens, it seems like the thing to do is an introductions thread. Let me start by explaining precisely what you've added: My feed is fairly wide-ranging. While I'm interested in horserace politics, I normally don't have a lot to say about it. You're likely to hear more about policy, which is the majority of what you'll get, plus some science, some economics, some law, some history, and some large block quotes from late 18th-century documents. Ideologically, I'm a pragmatic left-libertarian. If that's sort of the stuff you'd like, this post contains a second circle with more of the same.I'm also read by a lot of people who disagree with me, some of whom I've included in this small but active circle. Some I disagree with a little bit, and some vituperatively. don't have anyone in my comments whom I'd consider a troll. Two tips: (a) if I do end up with a troll, don't feed him, and (b) if you think someone's not writing something in good faith, practice bad-faith good-faith. When you post, pretend you're responding to the most reasonable interpretation of the post you just read. If you're up for that, great. Glad to have you. Hi. So, who are you?2012-04-17 15:20:4882204
Louis Gray115,286Shared Circle: Engaging Women On Google+Last night +Daria Musk highlighted the top 50 women on Google+ who bring great content to her stream. As you can imagine, all users of Google+ bring unique value, but what I've found from having a circle dedicated to some of the great women on Google+, even as that circle has grown to hundreds, is incredible diversity and discovery of new interests.That's not to say men are boring... but... I digress. Here is my updated circle of great ladies on Google+. Add as many or as few as you like, and be prepared for some fantastic content and smart people.2012-04-13 17:44:35382272152
Christina Trapolino44,279April 8, 2012 #CircleSunday First of all, happy Easter (or Zombie Jesus Day, depending on your preference), everybody! Yesterday was my birthday, so I drove to Dallas to see some friends and am currently in recovery mode after having a large amount of celebratory champagne (shhh, please pass the Advil). Regardless, I'm happy to share three of my newest Circle Sunday recommendations with you all!---+Bud Gibson is a business professor who specializes in technology and online marketing. His Stream, however, is mostly filled with rather pretty photographs and interesting notes about social platforms. Check out one of his latest photographs here: http://bit.ly/Hq1v3J.+Melissa Bryan is a self-labeled "geeky gamer girl," and as a former gamer myself, I find her Stream to often feel like a kindred's. She's got a great sense of humor and her posts will add a nice dash of comedy to your Stream. Check out her latest, Easter-themed post here: http://bit.ly/Hq3iWt (it makes me giggle).I've been paying more attention to my Photography Circles lately, and +Jacob Dix has been posting some of the more unique photos I've seen in the past couple of weeks. He often posts photos with a #MobileOnly tag, which is not something I was previously familiar with. The effects, however, are really more interesting than I would have thought (obviously, I know nothing about photography!). Here is my favorite recent photo of his: http://bit.ly/IcQPRU.---That's it for this week! Please feel free to recommend yourself or others for a #CircleSunday feature by using the "Send an email" button on my profile or sending a tweet to @cmtrapolino-- make sure you include a link to the profile you're recommending, as some names are not unique.Happy Plussing, everyone!2012-04-08 23:13:209134120
Christina Trapolino43,425March 25 - #CircleSunday I hope y'all had wonderful weekends. I spent mine with the Italian side of my family. We celebrated a very early Easter and ate plenty of Italian food, so I'm pretty worn out. Luckily, I've had most of today to rest. And it being Sunday means that it's time for me to share my picks for you to add to your Circles this week!---+Jason Salas is someone I've been following since my first week on Google+. He's a very sharp guy who posts at the most ridiculous times possible (well, for me -- but I live in Texas and he lives in Guam!) but always has something funny, fascinating, or insightful to say. The content he curates is usually of interest to me, but I think my favorite thing about him is that he's a Bob's Burgers fan. It takes a special kind of humor to like Bob's Burgers, and Mr. Salas shares it with me. Maybe you're into quirky comedy, too? You'll like Jason, then. Check out one of his latest posts here: http://bit.ly/GRgLGF.+Lizzy Miles caught my attention by making clever comments on some interesting discussions and I added her to my Probation Circle (if you don't know what that is, jog your memory here: http://bit.ly/uJNTzm). She's got a very interesting Stream full of well-curated content and a really robust profile, although I especially agree with this part: "Lizzy Miles changes her mind frequently about her career identity, but has always held true to her enthusiasm for written and oral storytelling." For a sample of what Lizzy has to offer, check out one of her latest posts here: http://bit.ly/H2YO75.+Jadey A-S Wilson has been in my Circles for a long time, and her posts have always been a welcome part of my Stream, even though she clearly refuses to fill out her profile (or make it public, I'm not sure which is the issue). ;) Her thoughts and commentary are usually a departure from the norm, which is what makes her a permanent resident in my "Recommended" Circle, which is publicly visible on my profile. Check out her latest post here: http://bit.ly/GRO4Ul.---That's it for this week! Please feel free to recommend yourself or others for a #CircleSunday feature by using the "Send an email" button on my profile or sending a tweet to @cmtrapolino-- make sure you include a link to the profile you're recommending, as some names are not unique.Happy Plussing, everyone!2012-03-26 04:34:24858117
Jimmy James1,980Ok... Here is what I consider to be a valuable circle indeed. My first shared circle, so why not start with the Best ....Ladies . If you know the G+ Men to Women ratio.... you know there are too few ladies out here so far. Add this circle to balance your stream a bit. There are some very interesting people in here. I left it at 400 to start in case I miss any ladies who want to be added. If I missed you and you would like to be in this circle... let me know. ....this circle includes 1 really cool guy.... the guy all these fantastic Ladies have in common2012-03-16 18:31:504001457
Andrea Memenas4,752It stinks that I can't share this entire circle (it's up to 605 and G+ only allows you to share up to 500) with you, but 500 smart chicks is better than none. Happy International Women's Day! Please circle these kick-ass females!2012-03-08 23:09:13500505
Louis Gray104,456International Women's Day: A Circle of Top Women on G+Today is International Women's Day http://www.internationalwomensday.com/.In honor of the day, here's a list of some of the most active G+'ers and tech savvy women I interact with on the network. I called this the "Women in Tech" circle when I first created it a few months back, and visiting this circle is a regular stop for me to see diverse updates and interests. I recommend adding this as its own circle and setting the volume slider to what makes sense for you. Over time, I bet a bunch of these people will be some of your favorites in your circles.2012-03-08 22:22:39229251835
Liz Krane8,299In honor of International Women's Day, I'm sharing my circle of sciencey/techy/geeky women who are also active G+ users. :) Some are scientists, programmers, engineers, science writers, math lovers, lovable geeks and nerds... and all of them will contribute some great posts to your stream.I first shared this circle to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day, and it has grown a bit, but I know it's missing a lot of people! So please shout out who else I should add!2012-03-08 17:22:41138171130
Andreas Schou1,715Apparently thanks to my inclusion in +Mike Shaw's shared circle, my follower count seems to have increased precipitously. When that happens, it seems like the thing to do is an introductions thread. Let me start by explaining precisely what you've added: My feed is fairly wide-ranging. While I'm interested in horserace politics, I normally don't have a lot to say about it. You're likely to hear more about policy, which is the majority of what you'll get, plus some science, some economics, some law, some history, and some large block quotes from late 18th-century documents. If that's sort of the stuff you'd like, this post contains a second circle with more of the same.I'm also read by a lot of people who disagree with me, some of whom I've included in this small but active circle. Some I disagree with a little bit, and some vituperatively. However, at present, I don't have anyone in my comments whom I'd consider a troll. Two tips: (a) if I do end up with a troll, don't feed him, and (b) if you think someone's not writing something in good faith, practice bad-faith good-faith. Pretend you're responding to the most reasonable interpretation of the post you just read, then post. If you're up for that, great. Glad to have you. Hi. So, who are you?2012-02-23 16:07:2772704
Jaana Nyström27,889#circlesharing #circlesunday My Google employees CircleHave you noticed that there is another circle sharing possibility: When you look at a certain circle's stream, there is a green button on the right saying Share this circle.That's what I'm testing right now. Works like a charm.I've been collecting this circle for a long time. Googlers from all over the globe.Enjoy! :-)#G+Tip #googleplustip #Jaanatip PING +The Best Circles on Google+ +Shared Circles on G+PS: Here's a Googler circle from +Natalie Villalobos with +58 peeps different from my circle. You might like to add this, too:https://plus.google.com/u/0/109895887909967698705/posts/VrfWQrgcVmUCombining the two circles is a good idea, that's what I did. Now it's a MEGA Googlers circle, have to share that later! :-)2012-02-05 10:04:22335221021
Chris Hoyt1,112Circle Back to GoogleLooking for people who work at Google? Here's a great circle that's a strong addition to any search you've already performed on Google Plus and that I'd include with any other search for Googlers that you've already conducted.What's interesting to me (and that I'm getting around to pointing out) is that whether you're just looking to expand your network as a member of Google+ or actively #recruiting and #sourcing online, I believe that you'll find infinite value from the proper care and feeding of Google Plus circles. In fact, if done correctly (and maintained) it's a fantastic way to filter your Google Plus stream and check the pulse of any company, organization or interest group.In the event you missed it, I did an article back in August that mentioned my interest in Circles and how I'd be exploring the management of them. (http://www.recruiterguy.net/recruiting-management-circles) So far, I've not been disappointed in the ability to really hone in on an area of interest by filtering my streams based on these circles and simply watching the conversation flow. Of course, being able to quickly see all of the updates from a particular company or interest group is just the start. The more proficient we get with our filtering, the easier it is to get the latest from fun entrepreneurs, CEO's, diversity interest groups, active and passive jobseekers and more - these are just a few of my own circles, mind you. You have the ability to filter by profession, seniority, geography, language, etc.The possibilities are endless!I'd love to hear how you, or others, are using circles to manage the information stream you've found in G+ so far.2012-01-04 20:07:36348211
Christina Trapolino32,823And now...the first #CircleSunday of 2012I'm thrilled that my first post of 2012 is a shared Circle filled with wonderfully talented and interesting people -- it seems in line with one of my resolutions for this year, which is to promote the good work of others in any way I can. Other resolutions and reflections will come later, but for now...I'm really happy to present the following three people for your Circling consideration.---+Mitch Wagner always has an interesting article to share, but it's his personal opinions and musings that I really watch out for and pay attention to. He's been a really fun and often thought provoking addition to my Circles and I'm sure he will be for you, also. Read his post about how he read before the Internet here: http://bit.ly/vu4G8w.+Richard Stephenson is someone I've followed for many weeks on Google+. He always has something interesting to post, and there is a wide variety of topics and forms of media in his Stream. You'll find everything from personal stories to shares about cars that recognize the shape of your backside (yeah, I was a little weirded out by that, too). Check out his share of Woody Guthrie's New Years Resolutions here: http://bit.ly/uwxGIm+Kristen Marhaver is a postdoctoral researcher and a coral biologist. I have had her in my Circles for a long time, and I'm always eager to see what she has to share. Unfortunately, she doesn't share as often as others...but her work is so interesting that I'm hoping this gentle nudge will persuade her to share more of her stunning photography and fascinating tidbits with us on Google+. Check out her latest post here: http://bit.ly/vCnSaX---That's it for this week! Please feel free to recommend yourself or others for a #CircleSunday feature by using the "Send an email" button on my profile or sending a tweet to @cmtrapolino(make sure you include a link to the profile you're recommending, as some names are not unique).Happy New Year, Plussers! <32012-01-02 03:17:46668213
Peter Volke262Circle of DevelopersOriginally shared by +Jason CalacanisPlease re-share if you like this circle.2011-12-18 20:57:02298031
Vincent Stoessel93Jason Calacanis' Dev Circle!If you want more insightful, geeky, funny posts. This is a great circle to add. They helped make g+ a lot more interesting for me when I added them a few months back2011-12-10 19:41:19298172
Louis Gray71,017It's been a little while since I shared with you my Googlers circle. This circle includes a massive number of people working on the Google+ project, company execs, and a lot of sharp people working on many of the services you use every day, including +Blogger +Android +YouTube, etc. Now that we can share 500 at a time, have at it. But this circle isn't for everyone, so if you do add them, expect geekiness ahead.2011-11-22 19:13:55500623470
Raghd Hamzeh5,495#google #PublicCirclesI think it's about time I shared this circle of Googlers.. Over 680 people in it! (only 500 can be shared at the same time)Some of them are obvious, some of them you've met, some of them post on blogs, and some you have to hunt down!You will find an interesting insight on the people who power this juggernaut :)2011-11-20 21:15:53500101
Christina Trapolino25,955#CircleSunday is here!I think this is the first Sunday I've been at home to post a Circle Sunday in over a month, and nothing is slowing down. Soon, I'll be moving to #Austin, TX, where I'll be starting a new job and a new chapter in life. There are only 24 hours in a day, but lately I find myself wishing there were more hours, or that sleep was less necessary. It isn't, by the way. Sleep as much as you can.Still, #CircleSunday is an excuse for me to drown out the noise all around me, to slow down and really appreciate the things that go on in my Streams. This week, I want to introduce you to three people who have been particularly interesting for me. I hope they will inspire you, too.---How do you feel about fine art? If you're like me, you wish you knew more about it and that you had time to be exposed to more of it. If that sounds right, you'll really like +Portrait Artist Enzie Shahmiri. She shares fine art from all over, and she even labels her posts so that you know who the artist is and how it was painted. She's also an artist herself, of course, and her own art is often very impressive, although I suspect it would be more impressive in person. Enzie really makes my Stream feel a little more classy, by the way. See if she doesn't add a bit of the finer side to yours! Check out her latest share here: http://bit.ly/vUi5Kk+Timothy Lake describes himself as a "common sense existentialist with authority issues," which is enough to entice on its own, but his posts really follow through. He often shares things that I wouldn't have likely seen otherwise, like this awesome #TEDTalk on how to spot liars (http://bit.ly/t6qgzi), but his own content is always very interesting, too. Timothy likes to examine the world around him and when he writes, it's obvious that his feelings are sincere and his observations are completely authentic, which makes the text engaging. He also has a really quirky sense of humor. See for yourself!+Mikael sh is Swedish, devilishly handsome, and has a reasonable following already (over 7,000!) -- but his posts are just so interesting that I think anyone who hasn't stumbled across him yet should have a look. The post I'm linking is tagged as #SentimentalSunday (http://bit.ly/tsmSrk), but Mikael openly admits that his share isn't even personally sentimental to him. I like that he participates honestly. He's a mixed bag -- you'll find posts about everything from science to martial arts in his Stream, so he's tough to categorize. But like others who fit that bill, I think it's a plus!---That's it for this week! Please feel free to suggest folks for a #CircleSunday feature. Please note, however, that the "Send a message" link in my profile is not the best way to go about doing so. I know at least three people sent me recommendations that way this past week and I just couldn't find the posts again after seeing them once, so please use the "Send an email" link or tweet at me if that strikes your fancy (@cmtrapolino). That way I won't have to dig for the recommendation later!H2011-11-14 00:08:064929620
Meri Walker1,052Feeling like telling our G+ hosts what you love best about all that they keep laying on the table here? Or telling them what you'd like to see work differently?This circle is full of people at Google who care about our experience here. I'd like be able to share this circle inside my Biz Page at http://gplus.to/beingsocial. But I can't see that I can export the circle so I can share it there.Anyone got that figured out yet? G+ team? Who's listening?2011-11-11 19:49:0569300
Rick McKnight0A Circle of Web Developers focusing mainly on technologies such as HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Perl, Python, Ruby, PHP, Java, ASP, .NET, etc.2011-11-03 23:13:24417406
Rafael Minuesa0A Circle of Web Developers focusing mainly on technologies such as HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Perl, Python, Ruby, PHP, Java, ASP, .NET, etc.If you want to be included here please send a link to your latest work. Thanks.Rafael Minuesa shared a circle with you.2011-10-25 04:13:50418313
Christina Trapolino22,130October 23: #CircleSundayEvery Sunday, I like to share three new Plussers with you all who make my Streams more fun to read. This is my favorite thing to do on Google+ because it's an exercise in discovery. I have a lot of people in my "potential Circle Sunday" Stream, and it's always difficult to choose just three per week. This week was no exception, but I managed to narrow it down.Enjoy!---+Terrence Lui is one of the most interesting people I've added to my Circles recently. He writes about a whole variety of topics, from marathon running to tech business analysis. His posts are always carefully thought out and his level of interaction on them is impressive. His latest post is titled "Strange Running Injuries" -- and it made me cringe while laughing. A good combination, I think! Check it out here: http://bit.ly/p0Wm0S+Anthony Fox writes a serial fantasy/comedy on Google+ called Quest for the Hobo King. It's pretty funny, and a really neat idea. I like that with every installment comes a cute book cover -- complete with Google+ reviews! Anthony also regularly shares Circles of different MBTI personality types. I haven't tried adding the Circles yet, myself, but I wonder if you'd notice different types of posts in each one. I look forward to Anthony's analysis when he's completed all 16 Circles. For the latest installment of Quest for the Hobo King, click here: http://bit.ly/pMzPZM+Craig Newman has been in my Circles almost since the very beginning of my time on Google+. A writer for the Chicago Sun-Times as well as a journalism professor, Craig was part of that first wave of journalists who came to Google+ while invitations were still necessary, and he always has an interesting article or story to share. He's also very engaged with the community on Google+. I've run into Craig's comments on lots of different posts, and they're always well structured and insightful. If you're looking for a great conversation, posts he's commenting on are a great place to start. For those of you who have been with me since the first few Circle Sundays, you'll know that sometimes I share people whose content I wish was shared more on Google+ itself. Craig has been here a long time, but I want to see more of his thoughts and I think the boost in engagement will help with that.---That's it for this Sunday! As always, please feel free to send me your recommendations for #CircleSunday via the "Send an email" link on my profile. I love hearing from y'all.Happy Plussing!Christina Trapolino shared a circle with you.2011-10-24 00:33:234020733

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2015-05-13 20:14:26 (26 comments, 2 reshares, 100 +1s)Open 

My new Privacy jacket is aptly named.

Most reshares: 68

2015-04-10 00:06:01 (8 comments, 68 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Spoiler: the chairman in this story is not wrong, but the problem is hilarious. This is my favorite kind of debugging: take various random bits of information and put them together to open the heavens and shine the light of enlightenment upon the brokenness that resides within the system.

I was working in a job running the campus email system some years ago when I got a call from the chairman of the statistics department.

"We're having a problem sending email out of the department."
"What's the problem?" I asked.
"We can't send mail more than 500 miles," the chairman explained.
I choked on my latte.  "Come again?"
"We can't send mail farther than 500 miles from here," he repeated. "A little bit more, actually.  Call it 520 miles.  But no farther."

Most plusones: 100

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2015-05-13 20:14:26 (26 comments, 2 reshares, 100 +1s)Open 

My new Privacy jacket is aptly named.

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2015-05-23 15:14:40 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

There were lots of fish in pool, but the bears never tried to catch them, so they were all good friends and played together.

I suspect the author encountered someone else whose first response to this drawing was "bear snack!"

There were lots of fish in pool, but the bears never tried to catch them, so they were all good friends and played together.

I suspect the author encountered someone else whose first response to this drawing was "bear snack!"___

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2015-05-23 02:05:05 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Our latest research look at  the security and usability of secret questions.  For more information you can read our official blog post: Some Tough Questions for ‘Security Questions’ - here http://bit.ly/1c7mkBH or head straight for the slides and paper http://goo.gl/EDqkVC

#security   #google  +Research at Google 

Our latest research look at  the security and usability of secret questions.  For more information you can read our official blog post: Some Tough Questions for ‘Security Questions’ - here http://bit.ly/1c7mkBH or head straight for the slides and paper http://goo.gl/EDqkVC

#security   #google  +Research at Google ___

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2015-05-22 16:26:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

How do bees carry nectar and water? They have a honey stomach.

[T]he esophagus enlarges near the stomach into a crop, or honey stomach, which serves as a reservoir for liquids to be later regurgitated. In honey ant repletes, the crop may be greatly distended. In honeybees, it may contain as much as 75 milligrams (0.003 ounce) of nectar, which can be about one-third the insect’s total weight.

(Hat tip to my kid, who asked how bees digest.)

How do bees carry nectar and water? They have a honey stomach.

[T]he esophagus enlarges near the stomach into a crop, or honey stomach, which serves as a reservoir for liquids to be later regurgitated. In honey ant repletes, the crop may be greatly distended. In honeybees, it may contain as much as 75 milligrams (0.003 ounce) of nectar, which can be about one-third the insect’s total weight.

(Hat tip to my kid, who asked how bees digest.)___

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2015-05-22 12:59:39 (13 comments, 3 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Computer security is so mysterious, so invisible, that it seems like magic to most.

wat___Computer security is so mysterious, so invisible, that it seems like magic to most.

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2015-05-21 00:06:25 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Hey look! This fish breathes air!

Hey look! This fish breathes air!___

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2015-05-21 00:05:00 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

A bunny likes to dig a home and then go down and live in it. But this bunny was too little to live in a hole... unlike the billions of bunnies over millions of years who were born in holes.

A bunny likes to dig a home and then go down and live in it. But this bunny was too little to live in a hole... unlike the billions of bunnies over millions of years who were born in holes.___

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2015-05-19 15:54:17 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

I was thinking about this in shower today because I bought a new bottle of shampoo and it came with bonus blue flakes. It took me a while to figure out that they're plastic. Little bits of plastic that I'm rubbing into my hair and then rinsing down the drain to live forever or break down into smaller pieces that are eaten by fish, who them bioaccumulate and concentrate things which aren't food and not good to eat. Why? It's a terrible waste.


"It's a persistent substance, and organisms like fish are trying to ingest it," Sutton said. "And you've got chemical contaminant issues. This is a preventable type of pollution, and it's certainly not something we could encourage to have in the bay."

Plastic Pollution: California Lawmakers to Vote on Banning 'Microbeads' From Personal Care Products

"Tiny pieces of plastic -- most no bigger than a pencil dot -- called 'microbeads' are designed to do everything from help exfoliate skin to whiten teeth.

But they are pouring by the billions into oceans, rivers and bodies of water like San Francisco Bay, scientists say, contaminating the environment and wildlife as people rinse and wash." Read more from the San Jose Mercury News.___I was thinking about this in shower today because I bought a new bottle of shampoo and it came with bonus blue flakes. It took me a while to figure out that they're plastic. Little bits of plastic that I'm rubbing into my hair and then rinsing down the drain to live forever or break down into smaller pieces that are eaten by fish, who them bioaccumulate and concentrate things which aren't food and not good to eat. Why? It's a terrible waste.


"It's a persistent substance, and organisms like fish are trying to ingest it," Sutton said. "And you've got chemical contaminant issues. This is a preventable type of pollution, and it's certainly not something we could encourage to have in the bay."

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2015-05-16 03:56:56 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

TIL bike shorts evidently have special flatulence filtering powers if you wear them inside out.

Hat tip to bikesnobnyc

TIL bike shorts evidently have special flatulence filtering powers if you wear them inside out.

Hat tip to bikesnobnyc___

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2015-05-15 13:37:14 (19 comments, 9 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

I shake my fist regularly at the terribly (not) designed flaws in human biology, but this list has one I hadn't seen. The nerve from your brain to your larynx loops through your chest. Think that's bad? We have this in common with other animals, including giraffes. Bonkers. http://blog.eternalvigilance.me/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/giraffe-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve.png

That's before we even get into the bizarre side-effects of pregnancy, like vision changes. Temporary nearsightedness is annoying.

I shake my fist regularly at the terribly (not) designed flaws in human biology, but this list has one I hadn't seen. The nerve from your brain to your larynx loops through your chest. Think that's bad? We have this in common with other animals, including giraffes. Bonkers. http://blog.eternalvigilance.me/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/giraffe-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve.png

That's before we even get into the bizarre side-effects of pregnancy, like vision changes. Temporary nearsightedness is annoying.___

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2015-05-13 20:14:26 (26 comments, 2 reshares, 100 +1s)Open 

My new Privacy jacket is aptly named.

My new Privacy jacket is aptly named.___

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2015-05-11 17:26:01 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Sign visible from dock: Do not go near the water
Evidently intended as a salutatory example for everyone watching.

Sign visible from dock: Do not go near the water
Evidently intended as a salutatory example for everyone watching.___

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2015-05-10 02:54:12 (22 comments, 14 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Crypto: don't roll your own. This protocol is hilariously broken. The only thing left is to develop an algorithm that only requires pencil and paper.

Crypto: don't roll your own. This protocol is hilariously broken. The only thing left is to develop an algorithm that only requires pencil and paper.___

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2015-05-09 18:17:06 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

If my wings were severed and stuck back on outside my shell, I would not be smiling like this ladybug. #shakesfist

Technically correct: it's the best kind of correct.

If my wings were severed and stuck back on outside my shell, I would not be smiling like this ladybug. #shakesfist

Technically correct: it's the best kind of correct.___

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2015-05-09 18:15:13 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

From Wibbleton to Wobbleton is fifteen miles.
From Wobbleton to Wibbleton is fifteen miles.
From Wibbleton to Wobbleton, from Wobbleton to Wibbleton, from Wibbleton to Wobbleton is
FORTY-FIVE MILES. Not fifteen. Math does not work that way.

#shakesfist

From Wibbleton to Wobbleton is fifteen miles.
From Wobbleton to Wibbleton is fifteen miles.
From Wibbleton to Wobbleton, from Wobbleton to Wibbleton, from Wibbleton to Wobbleton is
FORTY-FIVE MILES. Not fifteen. Math does not work that way.

#shakesfist___

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2015-05-07 23:24:35 (8 comments, 7 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Yes, that is a toilet. And a password. This is the best educational security video I've seen, bar none. The runner-up has candy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zicpivBH8p8

Hat tip to +L Jean Camp, whose group does really interesting work on usable security, so that security is a thing that actually happens

Yes, that is a toilet. And a password. This is the best educational security video I've seen, bar none. The runner-up has candy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zicpivBH8p8

Hat tip to +L Jean Camp, whose group does really interesting work on usable security, so that security is a thing that actually happens___

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2015-05-07 13:28:29 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

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2015-05-07 00:00:42 (12 comments, 3 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

In our industry, we recast the talent myth as "the myth of the brilliant asshole", he said. This is the "10x programmer" who is so good at his job that people have to work with him even though his behavior is toxic. In reality, given the normal distribution, it's likely that these people aren't actually exceptional, but even if you grant that they are, how many developers does a 10x programmer have to drive away before it is a wash?

It's a very, very small number. Some people are extremely productive on their own, but:
a) the scope of what one person, even one very talented person, can build on their own is limited
b) there are a huge number of other skills that are valuable. Just as in the author's case, there are people who are average-level developers but exceptional in any number of other ways, such as security or privacy or negotiation or... more »

TY to @adi on Twitter. The myth of the rock star programmer, versus the reality of the person who gets stuff done. So much good stuff, I don't know where to start pulling quotes. ___In our industry, we recast the talent myth as "the myth of the brilliant asshole", he said. This is the "10x programmer" who is so good at his job that people have to work with him even though his behavior is toxic. In reality, given the normal distribution, it's likely that these people aren't actually exceptional, but even if you grant that they are, how many developers does a 10x programmer have to drive away before it is a wash?

It's a very, very small number. Some people are extremely productive on their own, but:
a) the scope of what one person, even one very talented person, can build on their own is limited
b) there are a huge number of other skills that are valuable. Just as in the author's case, there are people who are average-level developers but exceptional in any number of other ways, such as security or privacy or negotiation or design.

Quite a bit of the reason why my teams work so well is that we have a great variety of skills and experience to throw at the interesting and odd problems we tackle.

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2015-05-06 03:23:19 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Security: it's how you actually know what your system does.

'Hospira Lifecare PCA infusion pump running "SW ver 412" does not require authentication for Telnet sessions, which allows remote attackers to gain root privileges via TCP port 23.'

#InternetOfThings #welp___Security: it's how you actually know what your system does.

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2015-05-04 17:43:23 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

If you check out my Collections, I'm using this to collect the posts on some of my favorite themes, like "Privacy, Security, and Paranoia" and "General Geekery". I've been saving up some things that entertain me just for this launch; stay tuned. ;)

Handy tip: you can move old public posts into public collections, so those interesting things are easier to find.

Introducing Google+ Collections, a new way to group your posts by topic

Our happiest Google+ users are those who connect with others around shared interests and passions. So we set out to give people a place to express the things they love. Today, we’re announcing Google+ Collections, a new way to group your posts by topic.

Every collection is a focused set of posts on a particular topic, providing an easy way for you to organize all the things you’re into. Each collection can be shared publicly, privately, or with a custom set of people. Once you create your first collection, your profile will display a new tab where other people can find and follow your collections.

Posts in collections you follow will appear in your Home stream, with a link to easily jump right into the collection so you can get to similar content from that author. Collections give you a great way to find more of the stuff you love from the people you follow.

Collections is available on Android and the web, and iOS is coming later. For Android users, make sure to update your Google+ app to get access to Collections.

For inspiration on interesting topics, check out our Featured Collections page here: g.co/collections

Create your collections today and share what you love.___If you check out my Collections, I'm using this to collect the posts on some of my favorite themes, like "Privacy, Security, and Paranoia" and "General Geekery". I've been saving up some things that entertain me just for this launch; stay tuned. ;)

Handy tip: you can move old public posts into public collections, so those interesting things are easier to find.

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2015-05-04 16:17:16 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Strong images of complete people.

What I learned was that their hallmark was dedication, and that made them effective as dancers and as mothers. [...] It was the fact of doing both simultaneously that made them better at both occupations -- work and child-rearing. This was possible because of supportive husbands who were also working but doing the lion's share of child caring.

Everyone's balance in different parts of their lives is different and varies over time. I love seeing how other people do it, and in particular how people integrate it. I integrate my life more than most people choose, but each element is something I love. I'm happy to go to work. I'm happy to come home. That's how I define success, no matter how I achieve it.

Strong images of complete people.

What I learned was that their hallmark was dedication, and that made them effective as dancers and as mothers. [...] It was the fact of doing both simultaneously that made them better at both occupations -- work and child-rearing. This was possible because of supportive husbands who were also working but doing the lion's share of child caring.

Everyone's balance in different parts of their lives is different and varies over time. I love seeing how other people do it, and in particular how people integrate it. I integrate my life more than most people choose, but each element is something I love. I'm happy to go to work. I'm happy to come home. That's how I define success, no matter how I achieve it.___

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2015-04-30 14:00:36 (15 comments, 4 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

I have to strongly agree with Kennedy's line of questioning here. Is it relevant that the preferred drugs for execution are not available because of opposition to the death penalty?

Regardless of why the drugs may not be available, the suggestion that we should consider using a frankly ineffective method of execution, effectively punishing the prisoner for the penal system's supply chain difficulties, is mind-boggling. Even worse is the suggestion that we should be open to punishing prisoners with the explicit goal to pressure people, organizations, and countries which have chosen not to participate in executions.

There are several names for that line of thinking, and none of them are pretty. One of them is "ineffective", as one of the major supply issues is that European drug companies will not sell these drugs and I have an extremely hard time believing that the US... more »

I have to strongly agree with Kennedy's line of questioning here. Is it relevant that the preferred drugs for execution are not available because of opposition to the death penalty?

Regardless of why the drugs may not be available, the suggestion that we should consider using a frankly ineffective method of execution, effectively punishing the prisoner for the penal system's supply chain difficulties, is mind-boggling. Even worse is the suggestion that we should be open to punishing prisoners with the explicit goal to pressure people, organizations, and countries which have chosen not to participate in executions.

There are several names for that line of thinking, and none of them are pretty. One of them is "ineffective", as one of the major supply issues is that European drug companies will not sell these drugs and I have an extremely hard time believing that the US even frankly torturing people to death would cause the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (EU) and the European Convention on Human Rights of the Council of Europe to be overturned.

"Let's be honest about what's going on here," Justice Samuel Alito interjected. "This court has held that the death penalty is constitutional."

In view of that, Alito asked, "Is it appropriate for the judiciary to countenance what amounts to a guerrilla war against the death penalty, which consists of efforts to make it impossible for the states to obtain drugs that could be used to carry out capital punishment with little, if any, pain?"

Justice Antonin Scalia echoed that sentiment, saying that the best anesthetics to use in executions have been rendered unavailable by the "abolitionist movement putting pressure on" the drug manufacturers.

Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote could be critical in the case, asked just one question: Is it relevant that the preferred drugs are not available because of opposition to the death penalty?

Extra kudos to Sotomayor for tearing the lawyer a new one in response to him dragging out "facts" about the effectiveness of the drugs in question that were contradicted by his sources.

Hat tip to +NPR Politics, who do a fantastic job posting interesting stories in a way that is easily readable on G+. ___

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2015-04-29 20:19:28 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

An excellent adjunct to two-factor authentication. Use both!

https://www.google.com/landing/2step/

I'm happy that one of my projects, Password Alert, has just launched! It's a Chrome Extension that detects phishing based on where you type your password. Please try it and let me know what you think: g.co/passwordalert

The source code is here: https://github.com/google/password-alert
The blog post about it is here: http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.com/2015/04/protect-your-google-account-with.html___An excellent adjunct to two-factor authentication. Use both!

https://www.google.com/landing/2step/

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2015-04-28 13:07:13 (3 comments, 39 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

I may be biased, but adding a dose of math to any discipline seems to open it up its mysteries in incredible ways.

One of the most remarkable and mysterious technical advances in the history of the world is written on the hide of a 13th-century calf. Inked into the vellum is a chart of the Mediterranean so accurate that ships today could navigate with it. Most earlier maps that included the region were not intended for navigation and were so imprecise that they are virtually unrecognizable to the modern eye. ...

The person who made this document — the first so-called portolan chart, from the Italian word portolano, meaning “a collection of sailing directions” — spawned a new era of mapmaking and oceanic exploration. For the first time, Europeans could accurately visualize their continent in a way that enabled them to improvise new navigational routes instead of simply goingfrom po... more »

I may be biased, but adding a dose of math to any discipline seems to open it up its mysteries in incredible ways.

One of the most remarkable and mysterious technical advances in the history of the world is written on the hide of a 13th-century calf. Inked into the vellum is a chart of the Mediterranean so accurate that ships today could navigate with it. Most earlier maps that included the region were not intended for navigation and were so imprecise that they are virtually unrecognizable to the modern eye. ...

The person who made this document — the first so-called portolan chart, from the Italian word portolano, meaning “a collection of sailing directions” — spawned a new era of mapmaking and oceanic exploration. For the first time, Europeans could accurately visualize their continent in a way that enabled them to improvise new navigational routes instead of simply going from point to point.

That first portolan mapmaker also created an enormous puzzle for historians to come, because he left behind few hints of his method: no rough drafts, no sketches, no descriptions of his work. “Even with all the information he had — every sailor’s notebook, every description in every journal — I wouldn’t know how to make the map he made,” says John Hessler, a specialist in modern cartography at the Library of Congress.

But Hessler has approached the question using a tool that is foreign to most historians: mathematics. By systematically analyzing the discrepancies between the portolan charts and modern ones, Hessler has begun to trace the mapmaker’s tracks within the maps themselves.___

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2015-04-27 13:25:00 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

A human face of a persistent, inventive problem.

A good look at the other side of the spam war that I took part in alongside +Rob Jackson +Tadek Pietraszek +Artem Malyshev +Angelika Moscicki and others. Some great photos in there. This guy is lying on packs of SIM cards used to create Facebook PVAs.

Key happiness quote for me:

For two years, Braggs made his living spamming half a billion email addresses ..... but between 2010 and 2012, teams of Internet security researchers and law enforcement officials dismantled several spambot networks across the world. These efforts, combined with the improved defenses of email hosts, effectively disabled many onliners in Cebu City.

Yep. There were indeed big improvements in that period of time, at least on Gmail.___A human face of a persistent, inventive problem.

2015-04-25 22:59:43 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

We have lost one of our own. My deepest condolences to his family, his friends, to Googlers, and to everyone else he touched in his vibrant life.

I just had the immensely sad task of sending the following to all Google employees. My thoughts are with everyone in Nepal, and with Dan's family and friends.

"Early this morning, Nepal experienced the worst earthquake in its history, registering 7.8 on the Richter Scale. Current reports are that over 1,000 people were killed. It's a terrible tragedy.

Sadly, we lost one of our own in this tragedy. +Dan Fredinburg a long-time member of the Privacy organization in Mountain View, was in Nepal with three other Googlers, hiking Mount Everest. He has passed away. The other three Googlers with him are safe and we are working to get them home quickly.

The Crisis Response team has launched Person Finder[1] for Nepal, and is working to get updated satellite imagery to aid in the recovery effort. Google.org is committing $1M to the response, and we’ll have gift-matching available soon.  

Our thoughts are with the people of Nepal, and with Dan’s family and friends during this terrible time."

[1] http://google.org/personfinder/2015-nepal-earthquake___We have lost one of our own. My deepest condolences to his family, his friends, to Googlers, and to everyone else he touched in his vibrant life.

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2015-04-25 04:41:32 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Everything is better with tap dancing!

Everything is better with tap dancing!___

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2015-04-21 21:05:43 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

George Lucas: epic troll.

George Lucas: epic troll.___

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2015-04-21 20:15:43 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

I hear a nefarious rumour that I have a look-alike in a movie called "Megamind". Worth watching?

I hear a nefarious rumour that I have a look-alike in a movie called "Megamind". Worth watching?___

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2015-04-16 17:37:19 (3 comments, 9 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Moxie posted several entertaining examples of "cryptographic doom". His principle boils down to "crypto is hard, implementing crypto correctly is hard, things break in hilarious ways":
When it comes to designing secure protocols, I have a principle that goes like this: if you have to perform any cryptographic operation before verifying the MAC on a message you’ve received, it will somehow inevitably lead to doom.

The fact that these attacks make me giggle madly probably tells you quite a lot about my sense of humour.

Moxie posted several entertaining examples of "cryptographic doom". His principle boils down to "crypto is hard, implementing crypto correctly is hard, things break in hilarious ways":
When it comes to designing secure protocols, I have a principle that goes like this: if you have to perform any cryptographic operation before verifying the MAC on a message you’ve received, it will somehow inevitably lead to doom.

The fact that these attacks make me giggle madly probably tells you quite a lot about my sense of humour.___

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2015-04-15 20:50:48 (9 comments, 12 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

The Auschwitz-Birkenau curators have taken an interesting approach to preservation, one that clearly states "this is here; this happened." This approach is particularly difficult in the middle of an overwhelming mass of messy, human stories and fingerprints and rubble.

They have made one exception:
The museum has decided not to conserve one thing: the mass of human hair that fills a vast vitrine. Over the years, the hair has lost its individual colors and has begun to gray. Out of respect for the dead, it cannot be photographed. Several years ago, the International Auschwitz Council of advisers had an agonizing debate about the hair. Some suggested burying it. Others wanted to conserve it. But one adviser raised a point: How can we know if its original owners are dead or alive? Who are we to determine its fate?

It was decided to let the hair decay, on its own, in the... more »

The Auschwitz-Birkenau curators have taken an interesting approach to preservation, one that clearly states "this is here; this happened." This approach is particularly difficult in the middle of an overwhelming mass of messy, human stories and fingerprints and rubble.

They have made one exception:
The museum has decided not to conserve one thing: the mass of human hair that fills a vast vitrine. Over the years, the hair has lost its individual colors and has begun to gray. Out of respect for the dead, it cannot be photographed. Several years ago, the International Auschwitz Council of advisers had an agonizing debate about the hair. Some suggested burying it. Others wanted to conserve it. But one adviser raised a point: How can we know if its original owners are dead or alive? Who are we to determine its fate?

It was decided to let the hair decay, on its own, in the vitrine, until it turns to dust.

Hat tip to +Lauren Weinstein ___

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2015-04-15 13:43:18 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Science requires a combination of deep thought and taking care of every. single. detail.

Unlike the Parkes Observatory (where this "don't microwave your radio telescope" story originates), the US decided to handle this problem with the National Radio Quiet Zone[1]. It's an excellent place to live if you don't want anything wireless, like WiFi, or much radio/TV/cell phone coverage. Cars are limited.

Radio interference is tracked down. One time, a rather odd pattern emerged. Wesley Sizemore, whose job it is to cut interference to a minimum in the Quiet Zone tracked it to a farm down the road, then, bafflingly, outside to the doghouse, where he found that
[t]he couple had given the dog an electric heating pad to lie on, but because the pad was not meant to be used this way, it became defective and gave off bursts of radio interference every few minutes, Sizemore... more »

Science requires a combination of deep thought and taking care of every. single. detail.

Unlike the Parkes Observatory (where this "don't microwave your radio telescope" story originates), the US decided to handle this problem with the National Radio Quiet Zone[1]. It's an excellent place to live if you don't want anything wireless, like WiFi, or much radio/TV/cell phone coverage. Cars are limited.

Radio interference is tracked down. One time, a rather odd pattern emerged. Wesley Sizemore, whose job it is to cut interference to a minimum in the Quiet Zone tracked it to a farm down the road, then, bafflingly, outside to the doghouse, where he found that
[t]he couple had given the dog an electric heating pad to lie on, but because the pad was not meant to be used this way, it became defective and gave off bursts of radio interference every few minutes, Sizemore said. The solution was simple: the observatory got the dog a heating pad that was made to be used outdoors.
"It cost us maybe $50...We're sitting here operating a radio telescope that costs many hundreds or thousands of dollars an hour to operate and it was basically receiving garbage," Sizemore said. "So it's to our benefit and it's good for public relations. Fifty dollars well spent."

Constant vigilance.

[1] http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_National_Radio_Quiet_Zone
[2] http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/723802/posts (archived copy of a 2002 Reuters story)___

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2015-04-12 13:48:45 (19 comments, 56 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

It's difficult to measure the full cost of transportation, as it includes everything from gas/food to time to pollution to accidents and as many other factors as you can quantify. Shoes! Bike chains! New car! Cleaning off that mysterious scunge that collects on the edge of bus seats! The good news is that there are also positive effects, like increased health and the benefits that come with that, like (for many people) increased work productivity.

This chart gives a crude overview, but there's a deeper discussion of the quantification as well as a nifty tool to calculate costs and savings for particular commutes in Vancouver.

Warning: some calculations include use of Canadian health care, so that factor will be bafflingly more difficult to calculate for those of us south of the border by, for example, making cycling somewhat more expensive (because society there will pay for... more »

It's difficult to measure the full cost of transportation, as it includes everything from gas/food to time to pollution to accidents and as many other factors as you can quantify. Shoes! Bike chains! New car! Cleaning off that mysterious scunge that collects on the edge of bus seats! The good news is that there are also positive effects, like increased health and the benefits that come with that, like (for many people) increased work productivity.

This chart gives a crude overview, but there's a deeper discussion of the quantification as well as a nifty tool to calculate costs and savings for particular commutes in Vancouver.

Warning: some calculations include use of Canadian health care, so that factor will be bafflingly more difficult to calculate for those of us south of the border by, for example, making cycling somewhat more expensive (because society there will pay for the medical care you need after an accident) and possibly less beneficial (because while much of the medical cost of air pollution is covered by Medicare and Medicaid in the US, some is not). It should be close enough for an interesting comparison.

Hat tip to +Piaw Na​.___

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2015-04-11 21:21:36 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

I don't know anything about the backstory here, except that it must have involved diarrhea. Probably repeatedly.

I don't know anything about the backstory here, except that it must have involved diarrhea. Probably repeatedly.___

2015-04-10 00:06:01 (8 comments, 68 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Spoiler: the chairman in this story is not wrong, but the problem is hilarious. This is my favorite kind of debugging: take various random bits of information and put them together to open the heavens and shine the light of enlightenment upon the brokenness that resides within the system.

I was working in a job running the campus email system some years ago when I got a call from the chairman of the statistics department.

"We're having a problem sending email out of the department."
"What's the problem?" I asked.
"We can't send mail more than 500 miles," the chairman explained.
I choked on my latte.  "Come again?"
"We can't send mail farther than 500 miles from here," he repeated. "A little bit more, actually.  Call it 520 miles.  But no farther."

Spoiler: the chairman in this story is not wrong, but the problem is hilarious. This is my favorite kind of debugging: take various random bits of information and put them together to open the heavens and shine the light of enlightenment upon the brokenness that resides within the system.

I was working in a job running the campus email system some years ago when I got a call from the chairman of the statistics department.

"We're having a problem sending email out of the department."
"What's the problem?" I asked.
"We can't send mail more than 500 miles," the chairman explained.
I choked on my latte.  "Come again?"
"We can't send mail farther than 500 miles from here," he repeated. "A little bit more, actually.  Call it 520 miles.  But no farther."___

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2015-04-09 23:51:07 (9 comments, 17 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

With data!

We had an interesting conversation about this at work, and this is one of the better-written articles (if focused on a relatively small data set). Some highlights:

People interrupt a lot.
Women interrupt each other constantly, and almost never interrupt men.
There are no senior women who aren't interrupting their male colleagues.

This is sufficiently recognized that hands-down the most common career development question I have received from junior women is "how do I keep people from interrupting me?" This isn't just a problem for women, but it's statistically more of an issue.

Here's how you fix it: try not to interrupt. If you see someone being interrupted, especially if you're running the meeting, make sure that you give that person a chance to speak by saying something like "X, you were saying?"

With data!

We had an interesting conversation about this at work, and this is one of the better-written articles (if focused on a relatively small data set). Some highlights:

People interrupt a lot.
Women interrupt each other constantly, and almost never interrupt men.
There are no senior women who aren't interrupting their male colleagues.

This is sufficiently recognized that hands-down the most common career development question I have received from junior women is "how do I keep people from interrupting me?" This isn't just a problem for women, but it's statistically more of an issue.

Here's how you fix it: try not to interrupt. If you see someone being interrupted, especially if you're running the meeting, make sure that you give that person a chance to speak by saying something like "X, you were saying?"___

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2015-04-05 04:15:15 (8 comments, 5 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

I can say nothing about this other than that it is quite possibly my favorite thing on the internet. Thank you, internet.

I can say nothing about this other than that it is quite possibly my favorite thing on the internet. Thank you, internet.___

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2015-03-31 23:06:29 (7 comments, 10 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Note that there is more protection against sun than falling. This still looks like the best roller coaster ever.

SkyCycle, A Pedal Powered Roller Coaster in Japan ... "Located in Washuzan Highland Amusement Park in Okayama city in Japan, the Sky Cycle is a pedal-powered roller coaster that requires riders to pedal all the way around, rather than just sit back and enjoy. The roller coaster is built over a hilly terrain and consists of a pair of elevated rails. The carts that ride the roller coaster looks like side by side tandem bikes, with baskets in the front for storing belongings, and brakes just like in a real bicycle. While there are no loops and spectacular drops, riding the Sky Cycle will still send your heart racing. The rails are located four stories above the ground. The carts are open and there are no guard rails either. Aside from a simple seat belt, there is little to ensure that riders do not fall off their seat and to certain death below. The view of the Shimotsui-Seto Bridge in the background is spectacular though. ..."

MORE: http://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/01/skycycle-pedal-powered-roller-coaster.html___Note that there is more protection against sun than falling. This still looks like the best roller coaster ever.

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2015-03-30 19:12:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

#selfie : Valley Girl :: 2014 : 1982

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb21lsCQ3EM

Coincidentally, I heard both songs for the first time yesterday.

#selfie : Valley Girl :: 2014 : 1982

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb21lsCQ3EM

Coincidentally, I heard both songs for the first time yesterday.___

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2015-03-30 14:18:30 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Verifying someone's identity is hard. It's way, way harder if you don't use a second factor, like mail or phone, because at that point you are playing "risk engine roulette" between data which is public to varying degrees and data that the user almost certainly doesn't remember.

___Verifying someone's identity is hard. It's way, way harder if you don't use a second factor, like mail or phone, because at that point you are playing "risk engine roulette" between data which is public to varying degrees and data that the user almost certainly doesn't remember.

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2015-03-27 14:45:42 (16 comments, 5 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Have you ever wondered what my job is like?

This article is an example of one thing I spend a lot of time on: crypto, security, privacy, and anonymization design reviews. First, you start with something really cool, some product or idea that a coworker wants to develop and share with the world. Then you consider how it fits into the world and look for anything wrong ("wait, you can't fit that many bits of entropy in a QR code!") or broken ("if you assume symmetric key crypto is broken, then how does the one time pad get from one phone to another?") or brittle ("what assumptions are you making about the hardware to obtain that much entropy?").

At that point, I've usually found at least one thing which is a fundamental problem. That means my job is half done: now we have to fix it. Sometimes the solution is to change the technical design. Sometimes... more »

Have you ever wondered what my job is like?

This article is an example of one thing I spend a lot of time on: crypto, security, privacy, and anonymization design reviews. First, you start with something really cool, some product or idea that a coworker wants to develop and share with the world. Then you consider how it fits into the world and look for anything wrong ("wait, you can't fit that many bits of entropy in a QR code!") or broken ("if you assume symmetric key crypto is broken, then how does the one time pad get from one phone to another?") or brittle ("what assumptions are you making about the hardware to obtain that much entropy?").

At that point, I've usually found at least one thing which is a fundamental problem. That means my job is half done: now we have to fix it. Sometimes the solution is to change the technical design. Sometimes it is to change the product design. Often both to some degree. Sometimes we have to change other infrastructure or products around it. Rarely, we decide that the best solution is to find another idea entirely because this one is not fixable.

Here's how I measure success: 1) find all the issues, 2) find solutions, 3) do this in such a way that people appreciate it and ask for your help again, and 4) do this in such a way that people come back the next time with better security & privacy design. My team has a really wide variety of skills so we'll team up in different ways on different reviews (and on the other types of projects we do), but this is always the fundamental goal.

Happily I very rarely see anything as fundamentally wrong as Zendo since I stopped reviewing random cryptosystems that people emailed me.___

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2015-03-21 23:49:31 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Does anyone have any idea where I could get a nice print of John Snow's cholera map? Or any other frameable documents that illustrate moments of mathematical, scientific, or technical discovery? I'd like to hang them in my study, once I have one.

Does anyone have any idea where I could get a nice print of John Snow's cholera map? Or any other frameable documents that illustrate moments of mathematical, scientific, or technical discovery? I'd like to hang them in my study, once I have one.___

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2015-03-21 13:50:29 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

I'm not very good at this "shopping" thing, but these have enough chutzpah to complement anything, right?

These are the handbags you're looking for! Back in Stock: +Star Wars Bowling Bag Style Purses: http://j.mp/1ske8FM #StarWars___I'm not very good at this "shopping" thing, but these have enough chutzpah to complement anything, right?

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2015-03-15 03:30:58 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

If it weren't for the fact that Bohemian Rhapsody was released half a decade before AIDS was even recognized, let alone named, I wouldn't be able to believe it isn't about the disease. There has got to be an excellent SF story in there somewhere.

If it weren't for the fact that Bohemian Rhapsody was released half a decade before AIDS was even recognized, let alone named, I wouldn't be able to believe it isn't about the disease. There has got to be an excellent SF story in there somewhere.___

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2015-03-11 20:17:15 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Almost but not quite as entertaining as Ken Thomson's classic attack http://cm.bell-labs.com/who/ken/trust.html (not least because this one didn't work).

The most serious of the various attacks disclosed at the event was the creation of a dummy version of Apple’s development software Xcode, which is used by developers to create apps for iOS devices.

The modified version of Xcode would allow the CIA, NSA or other agencies to insert surveillance backdoors into any app created using the compromised development software. The revelation has already provoked a strong backlash among security researchers on Twitter and elsewhere, and is likely to prompt security audits among Apple developers.

Almost but not quite as entertaining as Ken Thomson's classic attack http://cm.bell-labs.com/who/ken/trust.html (not least because this one didn't work).

The most serious of the various attacks disclosed at the event was the creation of a dummy version of Apple’s development software Xcode, which is used by developers to create apps for iOS devices.

The modified version of Xcode would allow the CIA, NSA or other agencies to insert surveillance backdoors into any app created using the compromised development software. The revelation has already provoked a strong backlash among security researchers on Twitter and elsewhere, and is likely to prompt security audits among Apple developers.___

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2015-03-05 18:51:02 (23 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Atomic Accidents is a fascinating mix of people using nuclear fission and fusion to: 1) do wildly stupid things and thus cause wildly dangerous things to happen and 2) somehow failing to cause the world to end.

One of the most headdesk-inducing accidents:
All that we know for sure is that at 9:01 P.M., Byrnes, against the written directions and everything that the instructors had drilled into his head, with one massive heave jerked the master control clean out of the core as fast as he could. If it were lifted four inches, the reactor would go critical, blasting the three workers with unshielded fission radiation. Byrnes managed a full 23-inch pull, and the reactor went prompt critical with a 2-millisecond period, producing a steam explosion in the reactor such as has never been seen before or since.

You'll have to read the book for the details of the aftermath, but it did... more »

Atomic Accidents is a fascinating mix of people using nuclear fission and fusion to: 1) do wildly stupid things and thus cause wildly dangerous things to happen and 2) somehow failing to cause the world to end.

One of the most headdesk-inducing accidents:
All that we know for sure is that at 9:01 P.M., Byrnes, against the written directions and everything that the instructors had drilled into his head, with one massive heave jerked the master control clean out of the core as fast as he could. If it were lifted four inches, the reactor would go critical, blasting the three workers with unshielded fission radiation. Byrnes managed a full 23-inch pull, and the reactor went prompt critical with a 2-millisecond period, producing a steam explosion in the reactor such as has never been seen before or since.

You'll have to read the book for the details of the aftermath, but it did involve a body pinned to the ceiling by debris flung by the explosion.

The book's a lot funnier than you'd think and totally worth a read.

#kindleunlimited  ___

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2015-03-04 18:17:10 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

TIL: there's an actual name for the fiddly thing we all did with pens in high school: pen mawashi. Really! http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen_spinning

TIL: there's an actual name for the fiddly thing we all did with pens in high school: pen mawashi. Really! http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen_spinning___

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2015-03-03 14:32:27 (16 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

It has to be usable to be useful.

Repeat that to yourself every time you work through a new design. I am, by inclination, a math geek. This isn't my native skill set. I made a set of mocks for a project, honest to goodness, with clickable Venn diagrams in them. (Both +Yonatan Zunger and +Dave Besbris can vouch for me on this one. They were bad.) The project has long since launched and is doing awesome things for you, but making sure that the model is actually comprehensible by your actual audience is crucial. Otherwise you end up with exactly what Moxie talks about here:
Eventually I realized that when I receive a GPG encrypted email, it simply means that the email was written by someone who would voluntarily use GPG. I don’t mean someone who cares about privacy, because I think we all care about privacy. There just seems to be something particular about people who try GPGand ... more »

It has to be usable to be useful.

Repeat that to yourself every time you work through a new design. I am, by inclination, a math geek. This isn't my native skill set. I made a set of mocks for a project, honest to goodness, with clickable Venn diagrams in them. (Both +Yonatan Zunger and +Dave Besbris can vouch for me on this one. They were bad.) The project has long since launched and is doing awesome things for you, but making sure that the model is actually comprehensible by your actual audience is crucial. Otherwise you end up with exactly what Moxie talks about here:
Eventually I realized that when I receive a GPG encrypted email, it simply means that the email was written by someone who would voluntarily use GPG. I don’t mean someone who cares about privacy, because I think we all care about privacy. There just seems to be something particular about people who try GPG and conclude that it’s a realistic path to introducing private communication in their lives for casual correspondence with strangers.

I love the idea, but I just can't love the execution. I want to be open to talking to all kinds of interesting people, not just the ones who manage to work through the logistical hurdles around key management, key signing parties, and the many interesting ways in which they fail.___

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2015-03-02 17:51:32 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

"Hey, I believe I saw you shoplifting! Pay CEC $320 or I'll report you to the police!" (Why yes, I do get a $40 kickback.)

Full points for imagination. However, given that we already see explicit and implicit bias and profiling in this space[1], I expect this has a rather unfortunate and disproportionate impact.

[1] e.g. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/30/nyregion/black-shoppers-at-barneys-and-macys-say-they-were-profiled-by-security.html
[2] http://fusion.net/story/5568/florida-citys-stop-frisk-nabs-thousands-of-kids-finds-5-year-olds-suspicious/

"Hey, I believe I saw you shoplifting! Pay CEC $320 or I'll report you to the police!" (Why yes, I do get a $40 kickback.)

Full points for imagination. However, given that we already see explicit and implicit bias and profiling in this space[1], I expect this has a rather unfortunate and disproportionate impact.

[1] e.g. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/30/nyregion/black-shoppers-at-barneys-and-macys-say-they-were-profiled-by-security.html
[2] http://fusion.net/story/5568/florida-citys-stop-frisk-nabs-thousands-of-kids-finds-5-year-olds-suspicious/___

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2015-03-02 04:26:47 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

In other news, Security and Privacy experts deemed geniuses. ;)

Worried about being a worrier?___In other news, Security and Privacy experts deemed geniuses. ;)

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2015-02-27 14:51:36 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

If you're a geek like me, make sure to keep reading to hit some really fascinating "rationality" studies on animal models like primates and even slime molds.

Susceptibility to the “decoy effect” is just one of a number of “irrational” decision strategies that have stood the test of evolutionary time, which suggests these strategies have advantages. In fact, studies with all sorts of animals have found they make the same economic “mistakes” as humans. Even the slime mold—a collective of unicellular organisms that join together to form a slug-like whole—is susceptible to the decoy effect. Tanya Latty and Madeleine Beekman, biologists at the University of Sydney, have shown that when faced with a choice between a rich oatmeal-and-agar mix under bright lights (which interferes with their cell biology) and a less nutritious mix in comfortable darkness, slime moldsshowed no stron... more »

If you're a geek like me, make sure to keep reading to hit some really fascinating "rationality" studies on animal models like primates and even slime molds.

Susceptibility to the “decoy effect” is just one of a number of “irrational” decision strategies that have stood the test of evolutionary time, which suggests these strategies have advantages. In fact, studies with all sorts of animals have found they make the same economic “mistakes” as humans. Even the slime mold—a collective of unicellular organisms that join together to form a slug-like whole—is susceptible to the decoy effect. Tanya Latty and Madeleine Beekman, biologists at the University of Sydney, have shown that when faced with a choice between a rich oatmeal-and-agar mix under bright lights (which interferes with their cell biology) and a less nutritious mix in comfortable darkness, slime molds showed no strong preference. They act a bit like diners comparing a loud, unpleasant restaurant with great food to a nice, quiet place with a blah menu—could go either way. (In fact, slime molds being what they are, some headed in both directions at once.)  But when the researchers added a worse dark option (the equivalent of a quiet joint with really bad food), the slime molds dropped the bright option and chose the better of the two dark ones. “When you start to see the same fundamental problems solved by all kind of species it begins to suggest there’s some sort of common mechanism,” says Hantula.___

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