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Ramón Sansone López0Awsome #sharedcircle #bestengagersComment, Do +1 and share it, you'll belong to one of my best #sharedcircles 2013-09-05 06:26:23501003CC G+
Kabita Singhania0Join and Share .... #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-07-18 18:42:30494001CC G+
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 Circle today and I dp feel like many of them should be2013-01-04 19:14:28499383543CC G+
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 03:11:2212014227CC G+
Cynthia Yildirim23,029New 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 01:27:54213201CC G+
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 20:00:0750010011CC G+
AJ Durling04) 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 15:03:1487000CC G+
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 15:02:39117000CC G+
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 20:23:364492010CC G+
Michael B.1,582This circle was just shared to me by +Christina Trapolino .Thank you for sharing :-)2012-07-30 15:01:50118203CC G+
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 15:58:5559501CC G+
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 01:21:3911718125CC G+
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 03:50:5211318530CC G+
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 10:26:491118219CC G+
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 22:53:4711120424CC G+
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 20:05:40846210CC G+
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 14:37:4125311514CC G+
Michael Kendle (doeiqts)0Here'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 13:57:05501115CC G+
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 00:43:5110912025CC G+
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 13:44:1447837828CC G+
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 15:20:4882204CC G+
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 17:44:35382272254CC G+
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 23:13:209134120CC G+
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 04:34:24858118CC G+
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 18:31:504001457CC G+
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 23:09:13500405CC G+
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 22:22:39229251835CC G+
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 17:22:41138171131CC G+
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 16:07:2772704CC G+
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 10:04:22335221121CC G+
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 20:07:36348211CC G+
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 03:17:46668213CC G+
Peter Volke0Circle of DevelopersOriginally shared by +Jason CalacanisPlease re-share if you like this circle.2011-12-18 20:57:02298031CC G+
Vincent Stoessel0Jason 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 19:41:19298172CC G+
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 19:13:55500623669CC G+
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 21:15:53500101CC G+
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 00:08:064929620CC G+
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 19:49:0569300CC G+
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 23:13:24417402CC G+
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 04:13:50418313CC G+
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 00:33:234020733CC G+
Marius Voila0+Chris Porter Yes, you're right sorry about that...I'm correcting that right nowMarius Voilă shared a circle with you.2011-10-20 12:13:24500630CC G+
Kol Tregaskes14,987Google+ Team Shared CircleAgain, I've shared this before but again I had missed a few. So this is an updated circle of all the people working on Google+. Let me know if I've still missed anyone?#tech #technology #googleplus #googleplusteamKol Tregaskes shared a circle with you.2011-10-19 20:24:0463623CC G+
David Williams0GooglersDavid Williams shared a circle with you.2011-10-16 19:56:53344104CC G+
Chris Morgan0Developer CircleChris Morgan shared a circle with you.2011-10-15 17:57:05382000CC G+
Robert Scoble161,698A circle of geeks (part I). Here's almost 1,000 active geeks. Programmers, developers, and highly technical people. Here's A-K.Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-10-12 03:14:05493827664CC G+
Jason Calacanis88,106This is my circle of 310 developers. By creating this circle and sharing it I understand that each member has gotten 100-500 more followers--in a day! awesome. I read this circle in order to find interesting things.... because developers have their fingers in the gunk and muck and good stuff.Jason Calacanis shared a circle with you.2011-10-11 01:05:30310471730CC G+
Liz Krane0Updated circle of lovely Lovelace ladies of G+ -- all female scientists, programmers, science writers, engineers, and more -- and all are active G+ users who share interesting things. :)Liz Krane shared a circle with you.2011-10-08 18:57:5384015CC G+
Jason Calacanis82,115I'm creating a circle of iOS and other mobile developers. anyone I should add to it? do you have a developer circle I can add and reshare this too?Jason Calacanis shared a circle with you.2011-10-08 17:40:5386591325CC G+
Marshall Kirkpatrick58,85131 Women Who Helped Build Google Plus! http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/these_women_built_the_worlds_fastest_growing_socia.phpUnfortunately I've got to republish this shared list every time I add people to it because the old shared version doesn't update. Here's a new version with 50% more people than the there were in it the first time I shared. Please let me know if you or someone else should be in this Circle, I'll wait awhile before republishing it though.Marshall Kirkpatrick shared a circle with you.2011-10-08 15:15:293191733CC G+


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2014-04-18 14:02:27 (16 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)

Strike that, reverse it.

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2014-04-18 13:51:55 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

Ever wonder what possessed the SkyMall folks to try to sell the mind-boggling items in their catalogue? My theory had always been "high altitude", but these stories are even better.

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2014-04-14 17:03:58 (25 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

While looking for another game to play with my husband, I ran across an excellent reason to avoid bridge:
After Bennett played the hand to its inglorious conclusion, his wife gave voice to her opinion of his play by calling him "a bum bridge player." _Then, according to the testimony of Myra Hofman:
He came right back at her. I don't remember the exact words. This kept up for several minutes. We tried to stop the argument by demanding the cards, but by this time the row had become so pronounced that Bennett, reaching across the table, grabbed Myrtle's arm and slapped her several times._ [...] John Bennett went off to the bedroom and began to pack his suitcase. Myrtle dashed to her mother's room to fetch her mother's loaded gun.

Suggestions for other (fairly quick) games respectfully solicited.

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2014-04-09 04:02:41 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 28 +1s)

YouTube is filled with things to be deeply grateful that I'm not experiencing.

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2014-04-05 16:42:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)

Contextual advertising isn't just inappropriately appropriate online. Here we have "Go With the Flow" placed opposite an ad for incontinence pads.

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2014-04-04 18:21:28 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)

When people ask me how to pronounce my name, I always answer: "I don't care, as long as you don't call me Princess Leia." Now I have an Angry Bird to back me up!

Thanks so much, +Naveen Agarwal!

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2014-04-03 18:46:56 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 13 +1s)

"What this means is that the growing fetus now has direct, unrestricted access to its mother's blood supply. It can manufacture hormones and use them to manipulate her. It can, for instance, increase her blood sugar, dilate her arteries, and inflate her blood pressure to provide itself with more nutrients."

Probably one of the most informative answers I've ever read on Quora.

+Lea Kissner 

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2014-04-03 01:20:51 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

I've learned so many things! Apparently a fireplace is an excellent place to store flammable things like books. Books should be sorted by color rather than content. Antlers, real or fake, should poke out of every surface, waiting to trap the unwary.

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2014-03-31 13:05:22 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Want to improve the environment? Like fish? Too lazy to catch them? The answer is the Asian Carp!

This invasive species will catch themselves. Fair warning: wear a helmet. The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011 suggests:
Score the fillets crossways with a sharp knife and cook them in hot oil, and it dissolves a lot of the bones. But given what they do to an ecosystem, I can't say I see any advantage at all with these fish, definitely not if they get in the lakes. They're terrible for the aesthetics, and they certainly make people leery of going out in a boat.

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2014-03-31 02:53:10 (23 comments, 9 reshares, 17 +1s)

"...they gave elementary school children either a blue T-shirt or a red T-shirt to wear throughout the school day for six weeks.

"Teachers treated those color groups in the same ways they would use gender. Teachers said, “Good morning, blue and red kids!,” “Let’s line up blue, red, blue, red.” Kids had their names on either a red or blue bulletin board and had either a red or blue name card on their desk. But again, teachers had to treat both groups equally and not allow them to compete with one another. They simply “used” color in the same way many teachers “use gender.”

"After only four weeks, children formed stereotypes about their color groups. They liked their own group better than the other group. Red-shirted children would say, “Those blue-shirt kids are not as smart as the red-shirt kids.” Just like they do with gender, they said that “allblue kids” act one way ... more »

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2014-03-28 13:42:58 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)

I took a ride on the largest and fastest slide I know at work, from the 2nd floor to the lobby of 1900. It's fast enough to be pretty awkward with a camera!

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2014-03-27 20:09:43 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

It's always good to have some way to let out your frustration.

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2014-03-27 15:27:56 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)

You know it's a drought when it rains two days on a row and no one complains.

2014-03-25 17:12:01 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 45 +1s)

This week has reminded me of the two major advantages to being a woman in computer science:
1. Lack of name collisions.
2. Many, many available bathrooms.

2014-03-25 13:28:52 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

TIL: there was a speakeasy called the "Eugenic Club". Given the thousands of drinkers during Prohibition who died after drinking denatured alcohol spiked with everything from strychnine to methanol, the name is unbearably ironic.

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2014-03-24 14:01:45 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

It's not really a drought until the "if it's yellow, let it mellow" etiquette discussions get going.

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2014-03-22 13:29:47 (1 comments, 15 reshares, 20 +1s)

The BIG DEAL Explained (new comic!)

Full comic here:

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2014-03-19 13:43:47 (10 comments, 8 reshares, 11 +1s)

Imagining the Post-Antibiotics Future. After 85 years, antibiotics are growing impotent. So what will medicine, agriculture and everyday life look like if we lose these drugs entirely? https://medium.com/editors-picks/892b57499e77

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2014-03-17 20:17:07 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 10 +1s)

And when you gaze long into the IPSEC RFC, it gazes also into you. And giggles.

Unwrap, mount, and configure the private proxy variable firewall to point towards Google’s XML nexus broadcast device on SVN. Connect, then dislodge the nimbus bit from the off-by-one exploit to x86 a binary to ring0.

#security #madlibs

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2014-03-12 14:14:44 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

Repeat after me: The Gudjonsson test can discover how suggestible you are. I will not use "product" as a mass noun. I will send Lea something nice.

2014-03-11 17:06:09 (34 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

What do you say to someone who is simply wrong?

I had an interesting conversation yesterday with a very pleasant woman who I see several times a week. She'd recently read a book which is known wrong and is making radical dietary changes based on it. Many of the dietary changes themselves are probably good for her, like moving to food made out of food rather than processed stuff.

I had no idea what to say. Unlike at work, it's not my job to ensure the correctness of the world. However, I would want to know.

What would you do? What do you think is most polite?

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2014-03-11 14:06:30 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

"For all I know, there is some right of way that goes through people's houses, you know," Justice Stephen Breyer said, "and all of a sudden, they are going to be living in their house and suddenly a bicycle will run through it."

At eight o’clock on Thursday morning Arthur didn’t feel very good. He woke up blearily, got up, wandered blearily round his room, opened a window, saw a bicycle, found his slippers, and stomped off to the bathroom to wash.

Toothpaste on the brush – so. Scrub.

Shaving mirror – pointing at the ceiling. He adjusted it. For a moment it reflected a second bicycle through the bathroom window. Properly adjusted, it reflected Arthur Dent’s bristles. He shaved them off, washed, dried, and stomped off to the kitchen to find something pleasant to put in his mouth.

Kettle, plug, fridge, milk, coffee. Yawn. The wordbicycle w... more »

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2014-03-07 14:58:51 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

One Touch Drawing: the game of Euler Paths.



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2014-03-06 14:36:41 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)

Certainty is a deep moral danger.
Errors are inextricably bound up with pursuit of human knowledge, which requires not just mathematical calculation but insight, interpretation and a personal act of judgment for which we are responsible.

When we lose that balance between the respect for the error factor in our reasoning and the respect for the other beings that share this fleeting life with us, the results can be truly, deeply horrible. Dr. Bronowski made a video at Auschwitz, the place where many of his family died, a deeply moving plea for this balance.

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2014-03-05 23:51:36 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)

This entire channel would be fantastic for dieting. I don't think I can even manage to look at food for hours after seeing borscht made out of kool-aid and cheeseburgers.

Bonus curling!

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2014-03-05 20:35:50 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

I imagine all of these in a wonderful Francis Underwood drawl. The live interview at the bottom is hilarious.

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2014-03-03 18:59:47 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

This is the most aristocratic form of pick-your-own veggies I've ever heard of. #missingthepoint

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2014-03-01 05:32:25 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Singing this song quiets my mind at what I sincerely hope is near the end of this week.

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2014-02-26 03:03:42 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)

As a security engineer, this article really makes me happy (if not optimistic): 

“Ceaseless optimism about the future only makes for a greater shock when things go wrong; by fighting to maintain only positive beliefs about the future, the positive thinker ends up being less prepared, and more acutely distressed, when things eventually happen that he can’t persuade himself to believe are good.”

Burkeman is onto something. According to a great deal of research, positive fantasies may lessen your chances of succeeding. In one experiment, the social psychologists Gabriele Oettingen and Doris Mayer asked eighty-three German students to rate the extent to which they “experienced positive thoughts, images, or fantasies on the subject of transition into work life, graduating from university, looking for and finding a job.” Two years later, they approached the same studentsand asked ... more »

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2014-02-24 22:26:01 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Big band by... a sparkly-type vampire, evidently? Matt Belsante, your crooning doesn't deserve that.

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2014-02-24 19:25:22 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)

Things I learned this weekend:
1. Children think red bean paste is delicious and will lick off every last trace.
2. There is either some kind of implicit magic about steaming buns where you're supposed to grease or flour something in there or they're supposed to explode when you pick them up.
3. Children think red bean paste is delicious and will lick off every last trace.


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2014-02-22 17:49:54 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)

Fuelshark Wants Us To Apologize Because They Sell Bullshit http://jalopnik.com/fuelshark-wants-us-to-apologize-because-they-sell-bulls-1527588505 …

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2014-02-21 14:14:59 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

We should build a scavenger crossword hunt puzzle on the next +Google building!

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2014-02-20 16:17:15 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)

SB 1062 permits discrimination under the guise of religious freedom. With the express consent of Republicans in this Legislature, many Arizonans will find themselves members of a separate and unequal class under this law because of their sexual orientation... This bill may also open the door to discriminate based on race, familial status, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability.

Read the bill [1]. They're really not kidding. If you can claim it's religiously motivated, not even mandatory for your religion, you can cite it as motivation and it's a free pass out of strict scrutiny.

1. Arizona, this is not going to help your tourism. Remember the show-your-papers law?
2. This makes me interested in starting a joke religion inspired by Brazil's immigration policy: I'm rubber and you're glue. You discriminate? You have signed up for discrimination. I... more »

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2014-02-19 14:44:51 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)


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2014-02-18 14:52:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

The springing of the yellow line of morning out of the misty deep of dawn, is glory enough for me. I know that nothing is destructible; things merely change forms. When the consciousness we know as life ceases, I know that I shall still be part and parcel of the world. I was a part before the sun rolled into shape and burst forth in the glory of change. I was, when the earth was hurled out from its fiery rim. I shall return with the earth to Father Sun, and still exist in substance when the sun has lost its fire, and disintegrated into infinity to perhaps become a part of the whirling rubble of space. Why fear? The stuff of my being is matter, ever changing, ever moving, but never lost; so what need of denominations and creeds to deny myself the comfort of all my fellow men? The wide belt of the universe has no need for finger-rings. I am one with the infinite and need no other assurance.

-- Zora... more »

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2014-02-18 06:15:02 (18 comments, 3 reshares, 65 +1s)

Blueberry pie, á la chocolate mode. Delicious or disgusting?

My dad is famous in certain circles for this dessert. Or infamous.

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2014-02-14 20:42:02 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Aw, someone sent me a Valentine's Day card in a purple envelope.

Clever way to get me to read their spam. Still ineffective. Same goes for you, people who want donations!

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2014-02-14 15:32:08 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)

No one can remain militant in the face of a sausage, even Bismark:

He was opposed to Bismarck’s excessive military budget, which angered Bismarck sufficiently to challenge Virchow to a duel in 1865. ... Virchow, having been the challenged and therefore entitled to choose the weapons, selecting two pork sausages, a normal sausage and another one, loaded with Trichinella larvae. His challenger declined the proposition as too risky.

h/t to Matt Schofield, to whom I currently cannot autocomplete.

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2014-02-13 16:11:59 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

Lovely old Victorian. Amazing spaceship attic.

Can I move there?

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2014-02-12 15:05:10 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

I'm making a note for myself to check back in on Bitcoins in five years, which this Simon/Erlich-style bet[1] is judged. As a cryptographer, I see Bitcoins as an interesting development in cryptocash (as long as no one controls 25% of the miners! [2]), but as a currency, it looks fundamentally doomed.

The supply of bitcoins is fundamentally limited by the design of the protocol, much like the accessible supply of gold is limited on Earth. A fixed amount of money has a serious problem: it's chasing larger and larger amounts of goods, so the value of the money will continue to increase. This is terrible for people who didn't have money to begin with, and gets worse as people start hoarding currency, knowing that it will buy more later. It didn't work for gold [3] and it should be even worse for Bitcoin if it started covering a larger segment of the economy!
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2014-02-11 03:29:28 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

Thank you, gods of irony!

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2014-02-10 15:17:06 (8 comments, 8 reshares, 9 +1s)

A few weeks back, I said that most writing about nutrition is terrible. This article, however, is truly interesting and enlightening.

“If you could make just three simple changes in your life to prevent, or even reverse, memory loss and other brain disorders, wouldn’t you?”
So asks Dr. David Perlmutter, in promotion of his PBS special Brain Change, coming soon to your regional affiliate. Three changes. Simple ones. Wouldn’t you?

First off, I wouldn't call giving up gluten "simple"; I have enough friends with Celiac to know better.  Dr. Perlmutter wants everyone to go far beyond that to giving up grains altogether. My dietary restrictions are not nearly so severe and still change my life in many non-simple ways. (A nod to people like +Chris Colohan and  +Ben Laurie who have traveled with me and put up with this.)

Secondly, I'd like to see aclaim like ... more »

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2014-02-07 15:01:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

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2014-02-06 14:33:50 (6 comments, 8 reshares, 12 +1s)

Speciation at work! I knew that humans and other apes were incredibly closely genetically related, but this example is impressive: look at chromosome #2 down there. Well, it's #2 on humans, but it's 2p and 2q in other apes. Why? Because our #2 is precisely what you get when you glue 2p and 2q together at the ends. How do we know?

Chromosomes have multiple different regions, including two "telomeres," structures at the end of each chromosome that contain repetitive DNA and serve as a protective "cap," and one centromere, a region that binds together chromosome pairs during cell division.
So if the ancestral equivalents of chromosomes 2p and 2q fused together, end to end, to become human chromosome 2, then there should be genetic proof of this evolutionary event. More specifically, that chromosome should be a bit odd: It should have telomere DNA in its middle as... more »

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2014-02-05 00:47:29 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)

1959 Chevrolet Bel Air vs. 2009 Chevrolet Malibu IIHS crash test ... like wow! some progress has been made.

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2014-02-04 16:26:59 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Meet the Greenland shark. It has toxic flesh, eats moose, and may live for over 200 years:


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2014-02-03 14:37:10 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 3 +1s)

Bears, creepiness, rough terrain, lava, and so very many tiny slippery wisps of trails thousands of feet in the air, oh my!

Now I'd like to lace on my hiking boots and head out to the (much friendlier, except for the fire danger) California trails.

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2014-01-30 15:39:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Pictured: a guy using huge spoons to listen for airplanes.

The picture I found most surprising was the brightly painted and patterned planes ("Judas planes") that served as areal fleet reference points. Mostly I find it surprising that any of them survived, though Wikipedia tells me they weren't actually used for bombing.

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2014-01-29 15:09:16 (20 comments, 1 reshares, 30 +1s)

Most science reporting is terrible. Most writing about nutrition is terrible. I've given up on it all and use a terribly simple heuristic to evaluate my dietary choices: a greater number of distinct vegetables/fruits is better.

Vegetables and fruits are full of excellent good things and eating lots of different ones is probably good for you. Eating a good amount of them is probably good for you. They're pretty hard to overeat. They're not easy for everyone to use as a full diet, but if you need a bit of animal protein (or more calories), your body will let you know.

It's an awfully simplistic heuristic, but a tasty one. All hail cell walls!

Because I was one of those people and took a picture, dinner, if you're curious, included:
Sandwich (delicious sprouted multigrain hippie bread, hummus (chickpeas, sesame seeds, lemons, garlic, olive... more »


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