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Yifat Cohen66,524How Do You Rise To The Top?In 2008, at the age of 24, +David Garland took all of the Bar Mitzvah money he'd saved up and started a television show in St. Louis, Missouri on ABC with literally zero experience writing, producing or hosting a television show. The Rise To The Top TV show focused on entrepreneurship and aired for 36 episodes.HOW DID HE DO IT, AND HOW CAN YOU DO IT TOO?How did a kid with no experience managed to interview The Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger, Two-time New York Times Best Selling Author +Tim Ferriss and creator of Wine Library TV +Gary Vaynerchuk, among others?YOUR 30 MIN. WITH DAVIDIn the tradition of my What's Your Story? Entrepreneurial Interviews, you get the last 30 minutes to engage in conversation with David and fill in your own gaps so that you get the answers you need to reach the same level of success.RSVP FOR EARLY INVITATIONSAnd to make sure I get your questions answered - start typing them here.FUN FACTS ABOUT DAVIDDavid is the Creator/Host of The Rise To The Top: The #1 Badass Show, Resource & Community For Mediapreneurs.Author of Smarter, Faster, Cheaper and super passionate about helping mediaprenuers (entrepreneurs who create media) grow their biz like a weed and dominate online. (Grab it here: http://amzn.to/P5g11D)David's interviews have been viewed over 6,000,000 times in over 100 countries.Creator of Create Awesome Interviews the #1 program to help folks create their own interview-based web show with hundreds of graduates creating shows on everything from NASCAR to healthy living.How to create and profit from your own interview-based web show?2012-09-13 18:00:00107G+

Sophie Wrobel has been shared in 177 public circles

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Aman Singh2,014Circle of the dayYour re-share is appreciatedPlease re-share this circle in your stream.To be added:1- Add +Circles Circles Circles to your circles2- Write the URL of your blog in the comments section below3- Your blog must be an active blog (posts must be current)2014-07-16 12:15:324990514CC G+
Ryan Johnson9,485Hi friends! This is a great circle created with an important selection from all circles. The most important engagers are reshared because only that way can we grow our circle and have the people of google circle us.To get in, and to ensure you stay in this circle you need to do the following:1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already!2. +1 this circle!3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above!#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles #Britain #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #uk  #nottingham #Holland #Netherlands #Duch2014-07-16 10:40:014918711CC G+
Jason Darrell20,419A Circle of Bloggers -|- FYIOver time, this circle has fluctuated in populace and purpose. It's simply called "Blogger" - at one point or another, I've read a blog, liked what I've seen and added the author thus.There will be some noticeable absences. I have Pro Copywriters, G+ on Steroids and Google Awesome circles, too. If you're not in here, blog and I engage regularly, you're in one of those.However, being in this circle doesn't preclude you from being in those others. I know several people here I have in multiple circles.This isn't a 'shared circle' as in: add your name, plus 1 it and share it.These peops have been hand-picked by me over (almost) 3 years. And, according to Circloscope, all have posted content within the last 6 weeks (unless they're exceptionally talented and they warrant inclusion due to the magnitude of their blogging skills, in which case I've left them in).Lastly, if you're included and have never posted content in your life, accept my apologies and drop me a note to be removed.2014-07-11 11:43:174091005CC G+
Lose Those Poundz1,283Health and Weight loss Circle V 1.0This is a super circle and in it I have put together a group of really interesting and active friends on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the *top Google+ users who share and reshare unique and original contents regarding weight loss and healthy eating.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with like minded people who share marvelous content:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be circled and added  to the next circle, do these simple steps:1 - Add this circle2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Plus 1 the post 4 - CommentIf you already have me in circle and want to be included in the next circle to be shared, don't be sad, just  leave a comment. Saying you wish to be included. More you share, more you get sharedHave fun! #circles     #circleshare     #circlesharing     #sharedpubliccircles     #addpeople     #addcircle       #weightloss   #healthyeating  2014-07-11 04:13:23483105CC G+
Becky Collins12,812Small Business Circle:Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-08 05:12:1542311512CC G+
Doug Hyatt3,412(DH4)  HERE IS THE LATEST CIRCLE - 6/30/2014CIRCLE SHARING IS THE FASTEST WAY TO GROW YOUR FOLLOWING ON GOOGLE+  SIMPLY ADD THE CIRCLE, THEN ADD YOURSELF, THEN RE-SHARE USING THE HASHTAGS PROVIDED HERE.  WATCH HOW FAST YOU GROW! ENJOY  #DOUGHYATTCIRCLESHARING #CircleSharing #Circle #CircleOfTheDay #Share #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircles #Google+ #GooglePlusTips #Google #ShareCircle #SocialMedia #AddCircle #ADD #Marketing #Engagers #SocialMediaMarketing #EliteInnerCircle #Friends #PublicCircle #buy_GooglePlus_followers2014-06-30 16:34:05401013CC G+
Doug Hyatt3,234Part 4  MANY NEW PEOPLE WHO WILL PLUS 1 and RESHARESimply ADD yourself to this circle, copy the #HASHTAGS, and REPOST#circles   #circlemania   #circletoday   #circleplus   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #CircleSharing   #sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   #circleoftheday   #circledaily   #nicecircle   #photography   2014-06-29 13:03:00400013CC G+
John Nuntiatio38,202#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-06-15 06:01:32319379CC G+
Robert Connor8,877public circle share1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle  #morefollowers  #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle   #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer2014-05-28 11:24:43490171235CC G+
Harry Day305Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle·         +1 this circle·         Share this circle·         Add this circle to your circles·         Comment on this post#SpecialNew #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #veryimpcircle #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #fashoncircle #fashion #model #pinterest #women #sharedcircles #share2014-05-16 11:29:50433337CC G+
Анна Красота0very cool circle!#круги   #обмен  #кругляши #круглим   #круги #Google+   #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  2014-05-14 16:49:29401107CC G+
rudi firmansyah442please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. share the circle (include yourself)#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-12 18:26:34501001CC G+
Trang Hạ1443please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it!  thank you!1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #circleoftheday#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-12 10:03:38501219CC G+
fendy syahputra409please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. share the circle (include yourself)#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-12 05:34:44501114CC G+
John Nuntiatio36,016#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle 2014-05-09 20:16:39311233CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:27:36393014CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:50393033CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:17393011CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:52393011CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:16393203CC G+
Jean-François Durocher3,158I've never shared any circle but I'll try it today. This circle is on that I built over the last month or so of interesting people on G+. Some are popular some are less but I think it's a good idea to give them all a try and see what they can bring to your Google+ experience.Thanks guys for this cool G+ experience. #engagers   #circles   #circle  2014-03-03 20:50:551865312CC G+
John Nuntiatio28,623#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health   #entertainment  #news  2014-03-01 15:15:34459271930CC G+
Scott Lewis119,839*The Amazing Women Circle*So as today's Hangout from +STEM Women on G+ w/ +Jonathan Eisen started, I decided to go back through my "Amazing Women's Circle" and feature the fantastic people that enrich my life, particularly in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. These brilliant women contribute regularly here on +Google+ and are a shining example of how it doesn't matter what sex or gender you are, everyone can do remarkable things.Please feel free to share this about and let me know in the comments if there are more Amazing Women I should add to this group! #STEMWomen   #GenderEquality   #Equality   #ScienceEveryday   #ScienceSunday  2014-02-16 21:06:57103261529CC G+
Mike Elgan3,022,401Drafting +Renata Sherwin into the League!Click "Add people" below to circle my League of Extraordinary Circle Friends!" (And please SHARE with all your circles!)My Google+ charm offensive continues with the addition of one +Renata Sherwin into the League. Renata was an early Google+ superstar, then mysteriously vanished for awhile. Now she's back, bigger than life, and sharing her world and discoveries. Welcome to the League, Renata!!2014-01-26 18:46:493220625CC G+
John Nuntiatio19,970#sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share 2013-11-26 17:06:3046713517CC G+
Lo Sauer2,493This is a great circle combined of active engagers, creative folks and  some of the best and brightest people on google+. A thank you in this circle-inclusion-shoutout to: +Peter Terren +Michael Műller +Carlos Esteban +Justin Chung +Malthus John +Marta Rauch +Rajini Rao +Katherine Vucicevic +Jonathan Eisen +Mike Allton +Scott Buehler +Mario Falcetti +Zvonimir Fras +Krithika Rangarajan +sridhar krishnan +Joanna Ortynska +Seamus Smyth +Chuck Croll +Michael Schobel +2013-11-19 18:19:4843218317CC G+
John Nuntiatio19,329#sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share 2013-11-17 16:29:574667310CC G+
Francesco Zambelli527#circlesharing   #circleshare   #topengagers   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   a very good circle is being built... to be included you have to1) share this circle2) +1 to this post3) comment it.2013-11-07 19:36:45198117CC G+
Johnny Huntington0#webdesign #sharedcircles #webdevelopment  Here is a great shared circle of Professional Web Designers.2013-11-04 13:45:45501003CC G+
Rank Kemeng0This is a group of individuals that has personally shared four of my best circle sharing circles in the last month (or so).  They also include a mix of new circle sharers and some that are just trying to learn it for the first time. :) :) :0)They are individuals, to a large degree, that are very interested in not just circle sharing (which is great), but also engaging with you in a meaningful way (which is awesome)!!!Guidelines for Core Multipliers- Share the circle to stay in the circle- Have some fun!- If you are new and want in the circle, share the circle.This is a great group.  Enjoy this circle and have an awesome Thursday!*if you were somehow missed/ not included in the circle, please let me know and it will be corrected on the next share. My apologies ahead of time! :)**For those coming from multiplying circle, we are not inviting new folks here, you can privately message them or ping them when you share the circle on your public feed. Thanks!#corecircle #multiplyingcircle #coremultipliers #sharedcircles #circleshare #bestsharedcircle   #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #CircleQueen   #CircleMaster   #GPlusList   #Circle   #Circleshare   #Circlesharing   #PublicSharedCircles2013-11-01 15:53:38426115CC G+
Coyeb Sundel02013-10-24 10:04:35425202CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:30:23414103CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:55414013CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:39414003CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:27414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:04414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:59414004CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:16414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are my awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:25:57414103CC G+
Kathryn Nokony7,394Here is a circle of dynamic Women from all walks of life #circleshare  2013-10-08 17:50:17422815CC G+
Fraser Cain824,747Super Science Circle for October, 2013I know it's been a while, so it's time for a new Super Science Circle - the October 2013 edition.In case you weren't aware, the Super Science Circle is a list of more than 400 people who are actively engaged on Google+ and regularly post about science and education. We've got journalists, scientists, even a few astronauts. The Super Science Circle should be your best response to anyone who tells you that Google+ is just a ghost town. If you love science, this circle will deliver the goods.If you know anyone who actively posts about science, please let me know and I'll add them to the list.2013-10-04 20:14:53415304782CC G+
Laura Milani1,520Topengagers Laura CircleHappy Saturday People !  May you have a great shopping day !This #sharedcircle has my top engagers for great ripples !Laura2013-09-07 15:57:562946214CC G+
Fabian Weiland145#sharedcircles #science #health2013-09-05 07:24:12497214CC G+
Mike Elgan2,555,670Please click 'Add people' below!It's still August. And that means the Blogs of August experiment is still picking up steam. We've got 166 dedicated bloggers now blogging primarily on Google+. Please click Add people to add this circle (even if you've already added it in the past) then share this post to "Public!*2013-08-28 04:19:0216515829CC G+
Fabian Weiland0#sharedcircle #health #science #medicine  2013-08-26 11:59:11426000CC G+
Science on Google+69,339Applied and Mathematical SciencesThis circle will give you exposure to Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics. Science on Google+ Database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRScience on Google+ Community: http://goo.gl/uhJCNIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Active profiles and pages will be included in the next shared circle.2013-08-15 23:58:07292202753CC G+
Mike Elgan2,515,444More bloggers in the Blogs of August - Please 'Add people' again!I've added more bloggers to the Blogs of August circle since the last time you added this circle. Please add again to get the new people!Also: Please share this circle with all of YOUR circles. August is halfway done -- let's support Google+ blogging by adding, sharing and promoting the Blogs of August!2013-08-15 11:20:36148291535CC G+
Uniikii0Uniikii's networking #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   #sharedcircles                 #2013-08-14 15:07:53483309CC G+
Domus Vitae Inc.153Shared Circle of #entrepreneurs  www.domusvitae.ca   #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   2013-08-05 19:31:504824114CC G+
Markos Giannopoulos5,491Geeks rule! // +CircleCount has added a new tag system (see announcement here http://bit.ly/15XaDov). Thousands of profiles have been tagged already, so here are the top (by number of followers) geek-tagged plussers (full list at http://bit.ly/134FoFN) The top ten: 1) +Robert Scoble 2) +Amanda Blain 3) +Darya Pino Rose 4) +Michelle Marie 5) +Brian Matiash 6) +Wick Sakit 7) +Joe Azure 8) +Keith Barrett 9) +Derek Ross 10) +Ahmed Zeeshan  For other rankings see also - Most popular geeks by comments/+1's/shares http://bit.ly/16SAddw- Most engaging geeks http://bit.ly/15XdZYm #circleshare   #circlesunday   #geeks  2013-07-21 15:19:0049018412CC G+


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2014-07-02 19:15:24 (32 comments, 6 reshares, 34 +1s)

Don't have boring passwords! Check out this gif on how to create fun passwords that are hard to crack. #PasswordDay. Learn more at passwordday.org

Most reshares: 37

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2014-02-19 12:05:56 (9 comments, 37 reshares, 34 +1s)

The tip of the iceberg: Metadata is transforming the digital world

If nothing else, this infographic makes one thing clear:_ the amount of metadata transmitted with an electronic communication is ernormous,_  and potentially contains more information than you may expect: the little red box at the top represents the up to 140 characters that a user can tweet on twitter. The rest is other information attached to the tweet.

There are a few areas where metadata is particularly relevant, and they are all related to adding context and enabling technology to make connections between different subjects. For example, digital smartphone photos of landmarks can be automatically sorted based on geotags in the image metadata. Google parses emails from Amazon to directly link to the package tracking system which shows the status of your order. And soon, metadata from your various devices,... more »

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2014-02-13 04:58:54 (9 comments, 18 reshares, 40 +1s)

Hemingway Helps Make You a Better Writer

This is simply brilliant...and so simple to use. 

Just paste anything you've written into http://www.hemingwayapp.com/ and Hemingway highlights common mistakes that can make your writing less clear and concise.

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2014-07-08 10:16:08 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)

Self-driving trucks

Instead of just self-driving cars, why not self-driving trucks? Daimler is currently testing their self-driving vehicles, and this opens the door to a considerable distribution and logistic improvement.

The impact of self-driving trucks could be considerable in several respects:
1) faster delivery chains, with online purchases, and other goods delivery chains to be on the road 24/7 instead of with pauses and shifts
2) solving the problem of hiring drivers for this rather boring and poorly paid task
3) reducing truck accidents - which are not too unfrequent, as anyone who commutes regularly on the freeway knows!

Daimler's program, called 'highway pilot', hopes to bring their self-driving trucks to market in 2025. Their biggest hurdle, however, is not technology, but rather bureaucracy: how much effort will it take to get... more »

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2014-07-08 07:32:40 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Put on your thinking cap, please: How can a cesarean birth cause epigenetic changes in DNA?

Catchy headline, sensational picture, and a big question of confusion on my brow: why should cesarian delivery be responsible for changes in genetic expression in the baby's DNA?

To be clear: the scientists claim that DNA methylation - which affects with what frequency genes are expressed - changes at a faster rate for babies delivered by cesarian section than for babies delivered naturally. The article suggests that this rate of methylation change may be responsible for further complications, in particular type-1 diabetes and immune system response - perhaps adding a bit more sensation and scare than necessary.

As a non-biologist and rational thinker, I'd suggest the more logical explanation to be: we know that babies are born on average after 9 months (10 if you count... more »

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2014-07-07 08:54:54 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 35 +1s)

When did you stop dancing?
"In many shamanic societies, if you came to a shaman or medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions. When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence? Where we have stopped dancing, singing, being enchanted by stories, or finding comfort in silence is where we have experience the loss of soul. Dancing, singing, storytelling, and silence are the four universal healing salves."
~ Gabrielle Roth 

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2014-07-02 19:15:24 (32 comments, 6 reshares, 34 +1s)

Don't have boring passwords! Check out this gif on how to create fun passwords that are hard to crack. #PasswordDay. Learn more at passwordday.org

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2014-06-24 07:31:18 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 12 +1s)

Changing prices multiple times a day in a walk-in store?

Media Markt - a huge electronics chain in Germany - is going to change their prices multiple times per day to reflect market demand. This will get interesting - especially when they have paper advertisments running at the same time.

It's not as if the electronics branch is the first to adopt this model: we all know how gasoline stations adjust their prices on a regular basis. The only difference is that consumers won't have billboards outside of electronics outlets with the prices of all their products; they'll have to resort to mobile apps instead to stay on top of the pricewatch. 

Anyone in the Netherlands seen this? How does their trial work for you?

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2014-06-23 11:36:48 (4 comments, 8 reshares, 20 +1s)

The Worst Places On The Planet To Be A Worker

A new report by the International Trade Union Confederation, an umbrella organization of unions around the world, sheds light on the state of workers' rights across 139 countries. goo.gl/3j6wuK

The ITUC Global Rights Index ranks 139 countries against 97 internationally recognised indicators to assess where workers’ rights are best protected, in law and in practice. goo.gl/kjjJrG

“Countries such as Denmark and Uruguay led the way through their strong labour laws, but perhaps surprisingly, the likes of Greece, the United States and Hong Kong, lagged behind,” said ITUC general secretary Sharan Burrow. “A country’s level of development proved to be a poor indicator of whether it respected basic rights to bargain collectively, strike for decent conditions, or simply join a union at all.”

more »

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2014-06-20 07:08:50 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 17 +1s)

El Niño Project

El Niño is the biggest unpredictable aspect of the Earth's weather system.  It causes floods here, droughts there, it happens roughly every 3 to 7 years, but it's very hard to predict more than 6 months before it happens.  The last really big one, in 1997, unleashed a blast of global warming as heat stored in the Pacific Ocean entered the atmosphere!   Now we're waiting for the next.

This February, a paper caused a stir by predicting that an El Niño will start in late 2014 with 75% probability.  It used ideas from 'network theory' - the math of systems made of many interacting parts.  It claims that before an El Niño, sea temperatures in a large patch of the Pacific become highly correlated, going up and down in synch.

It could be right, it could be wrong - but the cool part is, the ideas in this paper are prettysimple.  ... more »

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2014-05-26 09:21:02 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 19 +1s)

The Case of the Vanishing Bees

That's what happened one June morning at a Target parking lot in Portland Oregon in 2013. A pest-control company (unbeknownst to Target) had sprayed neonictinoids on surrounding Linden trees to protect them from aphids; but nobody warned the bees to stay away. In the end, an estimated 50,000 bumblebees perished. http://ow.ly/x4N6V

The tragedy wiped out as many as 300 bumblebee colonies, robbing the area's trees and flowers of a key pollinator species. And it shows why stomping out the use of neonics is paramount to the survival of bees. You can read more about this case here >> http://ow.ly/x4N6V

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2014-05-22 11:00:03 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)

Healthy dieting: is it all a sham?

There are a lot of so-called 'health products' tailoring to people with sensitivity towards particular compounds, such as gluten. But practice suggests that gluten-sensitive people can recover their ability to eat gluten without severe reactions, and what's more interesting, this practice is also backed up by research now that indicates that the sensitivity does not exist.

That said, while partial dietary intolerance seems to be psychologically induced, that does not mean that all dietary intolerance is bogus, nor does it mean that eating everything you see is healthy. There still are conditions, such as particular forms of inborn metabolic disorder, which can result in legitimate dietary intolerance. There also still is a higher nutritional value in alternate grains as opposed to a completely wheat-based diet.

In short:... more »

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2014-05-21 12:03:43 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Searching for the 'fountain of youth'

Indeed, aging and nutrition are linked - but there may involved than we may think. How do tortises or fish live over 150 - and some over 200 - years?

Yes, aging is encoded into our animal DNA. But with life spans expanding, old age turns out to be less fun than one might imagine. It can be partially slowed by dietary restriction - a practice that requires severe self-control. For the rest of us, there may yet be hope: it appears that rapamycin helps to achieve the same result too, with a diabetes-like side effect. Eliminating that side effect would bring us one step closer to finding a medical version of the "holy grail" and the "fountain of youth", which could further extend life spans and improve life quality for the elderly. The other question, of course, is... would you take the cup?

#Geist #Aging ... more »

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2014-05-12 11:35:15 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)

Looks like a new interaction pattern is turning to convention

Like it or not, it looks like bottom-right-for-actions is turning into the newest standard interaction pattern, and it isn't just Google. I'd characterize it with:

1) Mminimalist mainscreen
Everything is hidden away. You have to hover, touch, and interact with little icons to get to whatever content you want, or whatever you want to do. And an all-mighty search assistant is always one click away should you be too lazy for all that hovering and waiting.

2) Flat, round icons
Personally, I detest these because I often can't tell whether they are buttons I can click on or just pictures that I can't. But it seems that they are the latest style, and probably here to stay for another year or two.

3) Top/left: Categories
You're probably familiar... more »

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2014-05-12 07:10:14 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)

"Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry."

 - Richard Feynman

Photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alma_philippinesimages/7346953270/sizes/o/in/photostream/

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2014-05-07 07:45:23 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 19 +1s)

What is Project Theseus?

A team of Greek IBM scientists in Zurich have created a groundbreaking new memory technology, which combines flash with phase change memory (PCM) on a PCI-e card.

Initial tests have clocked 12x and 275x improvements. IBM scientist Ioannis Kolsidas explained, “The technologies are complementary, which is why the Theseus project is so important. We took two very different memory technologies and made them work on an existing PCI-e bus, which can be found on any PC or laptop today, taking it a step closer from demo to deployment."

Read about it here: http://bit.ly/1qakt4F

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2014-05-07 07:36:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Why tokens will be more valuable than passwords

With two-step authorization / authentication on the rise, simply having a password isn't sufficient to steal money, or data. But luckily for criminals, there seems to be something else, which, if it can be intercepted by a smart enough hacker, could allow them to achieve the same results - without that annoying need to posess some piece of hardware. That something else is authorization tokens.

But the dynamics of token interaction are somewhat different. They have limited validity - meaning attacks are likely going to target more diverse groups of individuals in one-off attacks, as opposed to ammassing victims for repeated attacks. That's going to be a niusance to crime-fighting organizations. Implications of a token theft are also more layered: the attack can only go as far as the token's permissions do. Assuming that... more »

2014-05-02 14:40:52 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Deleted transaction comes back to life....

Start: synchronized lists across two devices.
I have disabled automatic sync and it only syncs when I press the sync button.
I copied a transaction from one list to another. Then I deleted it from the original list.
Now I ran sync.
I ran sync on the other device.
I added some additional transactions on the other device and synced.
I opened the first device and noticed the 'deleted' transaction had appeared again. :(

Can I delete it for good, do you think?

2014-05-02 09:59:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

There are a few that I think would be really nice, but maybe they are too big to request,

1) To have the calculator built into the entry when I enter/edit an amount instead of a link where I have to open the calculator app first, and then remember the sum to retype it into the entry box.

2) To be able to 'build your own report' (e.g. how other tools do it like this one does https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=psv.apps.expmanager )

3) How do I delete a favorite? (I just re-organized my favorites after creating a new list, and I can't figure out how to remove the old favorites from the list).

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2014-04-29 08:21:26 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Shaping happiness: What role does technology play?

I admit that my experience lines up closely with the suggestion that children react upset to device-friendly parents. When nursing my kids, they'd be restless if I was looking something up on my smartphone instead of looking at them, and perfectly still when I'd focus my attention on them instead.

And I suspect there's a bit of that need for physical attention from other people that remains with us even in adulthood: attention fromm devices are a distraction from what we really want, namely attention from other people. And yet devices bring such great benefit to our livelihood and lifestyle quality through augmentation. So where do devices fit in long-term human happiness?

Balance and Harmony: True Happiness comes from Within.

Devices, like everything else material in this world, compose... more »

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2014-04-25 10:56:20 (17 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)

Anyone up for an organic chemistry mod?

For those who've missed the news yesterday - this game is a superb example of good gamification. Play it a bit, and you'll have fun and be able to recall the fusion pathways afterwards.

I've been playing around with the game yesterday and have an addition mod for my son, just some finishing touches tonight and then I'll post it. But I think what would be even more valuable is to build up the subjects which are despised by many, many students... such as organic chemistry. 

My first thought was to pick a few metabolic pathways and see how things go. But, probably most courses don't start with cellular metabolism. So, I'd like to humbly ask you for your opinion:

1) Would you be interested in playing / testing such a game?
2) Which reaction groups would you be interested in seeing first?more »

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2014-04-23 06:44:28 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)

Plant breeders release first Open Source Seeds

A group of scientists and food activists is launching a campaign Thursday to change the rules that govern seeds. They're releasing 29 new varieties of crops under a new "open source pledge" that's intended to safeguard the ability of farmers, gardeners and plant breeders to share those seeds freely. …

These days, seeds are intellectual property. Some are patented as inventions. You need permission from the patent holder to use them, and you're not supposed to harvest seeds for replanting the next year. …

Sociologist Jack Kloppenburg, also at the University of Wisconsin, has been campaigning against seed patents for 30 years. … He says turning seeds into private property has contributed to the rise of big seed companies that in turn promote ever-bigger, more specialized farms. "The problemis co... more »

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2014-04-22 11:30:05 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

Signs of dark and shady politics around network security

What bothers me is not that someone found, or even rediscovered, a backdoor to a DSL router. What bothers me is that the backdoor, after being found, seems to be intentionally left open. Now, I don't want to call conspiracy theory unnecessarily, but I'd guess there's quite a bit of network politics behind the decision to intentionally leave the backdoor open.

As to the consequences of owning a product with this backdoor? Well, to make it very simple, put it this way: an attacker could take over your wireless internet, do anything they want with it (even locking you out of your own internet connection), all without your password. On a few conditions: the attacker is smart enough to run a shell script, and either has access to your ISP or is in the vincity of your WLAN network. Sure, that may be better than... more »

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2014-04-18 08:15:42 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 28 +1s)

Idiocy rulez...

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2014-04-14 09:41:58 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 9 +1s)

Data, data everywhere - and which belongs to you?

Open data, ubiquitous technology, and contextual personalized augmentation lead to one very enriched user experience.  This app takes publically available data on webcams and other camerad devices, combines it with your current location, and augments your visual perception of the world with it. The result: data, put in context in real time, letting you make more informed decisions on what behaviour may be acceptable where.

I'm not saying that you should change your behaviour depending on whether a camera is watching or not. But there isn't anything wrong with being more aware about what information is being captured when: at the end of the day, you are responsible for your own data, and with technology moving more and more into everyday applications and locations, from RFID tags on clothing to webcams and Google Glass,... more »

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2014-04-14 07:29:26 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

That's one way to use augmented reality #ar tech

Pretty Stupid Yet Insanely Cool Smart Phone Ice Cream App!

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2014-04-08 20:30:35 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)

Is this Indian company the Intel of the wearable era?

An Indian startup called Ineda Systems has developed a chip for wearable computers that can run for 30 days without recharging. The company emerged from stealth mode today. And they’ve got some big backers, including Samsung and Qualcomm. 

Join me, plus co-anchor +Jason Howell and guest co-anchor +Natali Morris as we discuss the news of the day, plus interview +Steve Gibson (Gibson Research Corporation) and +Don Clark (The Wall Street Journal). 

Watch now: http://twit.tv/tnt/981

#India   #Ineda   #TechNewsToday   #TNT  

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2014-04-07 07:30:26 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

Why approaching big data collaboratively leads to big insights

The Financial Times claims, "“Big data” has arrived, but big insights have not." I disagree. Big insights have arrived too, but not along traditional channels. Big insights don't occur in statisticians' reports. Big insights occur in crowdsourced data analyses.

Crowdsourced data analysis occurs in open tools that let leaders put their data into the public - and let anyone have a stab at applying a plethora of analysis techniques to generate visual and statistical analyses. Some of these analyses are more insightful than others; the particularly insightful analyses spark yet others to add more insight to the analyses. This is a collaborative approach to statistical analysis, which matches the collaborative approach that social media paradigm imposes on us. And this is where the real 'biginsi... more »

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2014-04-04 10:49:23 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 19 +1s)

Alchemy for Beginners: How to turn lead into diamond

OK, not quite Lead (Pb), but the Lead commonly known as 'pencil lead' seems to be able to transform into diamond when sandwiched between suitable base (like Platinum) and Hydrogen. Now we can drive the cost of diamonds down, and expect diamonds to show up in more industrial applications - or why not, maybe even household applications. After all, nothing is sharper than a diamond knife!

Why it works

Quoting from the article:
They found that hydrogen binding initiated a domino effect, with structural changes propagating from the sample’s surface through all the carbon layers underneath, turning the initial graphite-like structure of planar carbon sheets into an arrangement of carbon atoms that resembles diamond ... [T]he scientists discovered that hydrogen binding resulted in the formation ofc... more »

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2014-04-04 09:05:07 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

The Problem with Closed Cloud Technology

What happens when you use an integrated cloud service that has a non-standard API? As long as business is doing well, things are fine. But when that service decides to call it quits, it certainly raises a wave of implications with it.

We need open data exchange protocols with closed data exchange transmissions

What we really need to get away from this and to allow businesses the flexibility they need - eliminating the lock-in - is industry to agree to use open data exchange protocols. The protocols themselves need to be open to allow cloud services in a well-designed system to be modular and subsitutable / pluggable. Unfortunately, this is something very few companies want to do: it means that their customers could switch to another provider more easily.

Perhaps it is time for competitors - particularly... more »

2014-04-03 13:50:30 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Translation issues...

... sorry to say, but some of the translations are very bad. (I think maybe you used an auto-translate tool?) This is particularly bad for a lot of texts; is there a possibility to change it?

(I can work directly with a strings file, this is probably easiest)

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2014-04-02 10:16:15 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)

Sociotechnological implications: Levelling the Stock Market Playing Field
Unifying the very small and the very large

Ever wonder how high-speed trading gets people rich? It's a very simple algorithm, really, and can be beat by an ingeniously simple solution:
1) Watch for a 'slow' buy order coming from a real person
2) Issue the same order at another exchange before the first trade is executed
3) Now you've driven the price up a few cents, so wait a few milliseconds until the 'slow' trade is filled, and then issue a sell order.

The advantage lies in the network fibres: The algorithm assumes that their high-speed fibre will get the order to another exchange before your order gets there on the 'slow' cables.

Now the solution: send the same order with a slight time delay to all the exchanges, so that they arrive at the... more »

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2014-04-02 07:38:31 (0 comments, 13 reshares, 23 +1s)

Reverse Arrow Optical Illusion

Look Mah; I can do magic! This is a nice experiment to do with the kids. 

This is simply a demo of refraction: bending of light. #scienceeveryday  

A whimsical example: 

Gif extracted from: http://youtu.be/G303o8pJzls
Physics Central info on Refraction: http://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/79356632627

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2014-04-01 04:28:31 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)

Driving change starts from within

The transformation that the Surui tribe went through is a prime example demonstrating how technology and culture drive change. It also begs the question, what allowed the tribe to make sense of foreign contact as quickly as it did?

I think the power lies in how the tribe motivated its members to adopt change - and how this motivation drove mobilization, rapid discussion, and collaboration to contribute to a survival strategy while simultaneously not dampening passionate members from branching out to address other aspects of tribal life. This is something that in many cases in business life is dampened by politics - and who is ready to turn political tables upside down when they are no longer effective?

I also find that the change driven by technology provides a very interesting transformation in the indiginous society: their societal... more »

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2014-03-31 11:51:33 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)

Dirk Talamasca

I just found out that my friend and Google+ cohort +Dirk Talamasca has passed away. Its caught me off guard and I can't think straight right now.

I'll miss you man, Google+ misses you.


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2014-03-29 04:02:16 (3 comments, 11 reshares, 17 +1s)

Learning 2.0: A personal quest to embrace change

There are a few key insights that this particular video highlights about learning: it is a personal quest, it is a subconscious process, and it is about changing yourself.

"When you get turned on in the right context, there's no stopping."
- +john seely brown

Learning is motivated by a passionate and competitive atmosphere - the same passion and competition that drives questing in gaming or sport. This is different from person to person, but common interests build communities of practice where groups of persons collaborate to analyse their common activity and change their current ability for the better - achieve progress - in that interst, be it science, World of Warcraft, or surfing. So motivating learning is a process of cultivating intrinsic motivation and personal interest.

Further,... more »

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2014-03-25 11:19:53 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

A Complete Guide to the NOD3x Dashboard

This is the first in a series of articles detailing exactly what NOD3x can tell you. 

This article reviews the nine modules that you see within the real-time infographic dashboard that provides the answers to the 5W's:

 - Who = who's taking about this topic?
 - What = what are they specifically saying?
 - Why = why are they talking about it?
 - Where = where are they talking about it?
 - When = when are they most likely to talk about it?

Armed with this information alone you'll be well on your way to answering those questions that would normally take many hours to do manually.

Read the full article -> http://ndx.io/NOD3x-Dashboard

Pin it on Pinterest for later -> http://ndx.io/1ptUeRa

#socialnetworkanalysis    #data  #visualis... more »

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2014-03-24 13:55:44 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)

Exercise: Why does it make you happy?

A bit older, but this linked article is an excellent description on why you feel happier after you exercise.

Nutshell explanation
Exercise has a calming effect on your brain: exercising causes physical stress on your body, and to fight stress, your brain produces endomorphins and BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor) proteins. Endomorphins block pain and create a feeling of euphoria. BDNF repairs memory neurons, and resets them - making you feel more relaxed, rested, and happier.

So effective exercise isn't just going to a fitness studio to burn calories, and compensate for the lack of movement throughout the day. Effective exercise is a focus period to allow your brain to chill out - and get rid of the stress it's built up over the course of your day. Making your mind and body fit at the same time is a... more »

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2014-03-24 13:09:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Introducing Cell-Machine Interfaces

What happens if technology and biology could seemlessly communicate? And I mean seamlessly - no wired implantations, but biological implantations capable of converting wireless signals from, say, your overhead lights, to human stimuli, say triggering antibody production?

That's what these fancy new E.Coli do. Yes, they're organic. And they are modified to be able to convert environmental signals, like electricy or light, into chemical signals, in this case to controle the rate of production of curli fibers in the E. Coli. That allows the network of modified E.Coli to build complex, controlled nanostructures.

That's like a swarm of tiny microprinters creating a complex structure.With some further development, you may be able to teach those microprinters to recreate bone in-vitro. Or maybe even more complicated organs,... more »

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2014-03-18 20:43:15 (8 comments, 12 reshares, 32 +1s)

Robots are taking over the role of reporting news, especially when it comes to the type of news that is based on merely being the bringers of news.

One example from yesterday was an article about the earthquake in LA, which was covered in this story, written entirely by a computer: http://goo.gl/TfNw8a ... and compared to so many other stories, I actually find this to be one of the best. Especially if you compare it to articles like this one from the Associated Press, which is filled with irrelevant fluff: http://goo.gl/L6eNkx

What possible value does it have to send out a journalist to get eyewitness reports like this: "My dog got out of bed, and she came looking for me," Smith said. "She was shivering terribly."

But how good is automatic software-based reporting really? The answer is very, very good... at least according to a new study from Sweden.... more »

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2014-03-18 05:45:38 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)

Designing change

"... when you are building a social adoption plan, don’t just think about the behaviour changes you need employees to make, but think about how you are going to help them to change the habits that drive their current behaviour."

Effective change isn't just about optimization. Effective change is about making people feel happier: they change because they have a supportive environment and motivation to transit from a less desirable to a more desirable behaviour.

This could be in context of a less healthy to a more healthy habit: Installing an electric keyboard into a metro stairway brought passers-by to climb the stairs instead of taking the escalator. It could also be in terms of expanding your own literacy: following certain people on Google+ (or even some other network) keeps you up to speed on the latest developments in Androidt... more »

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2014-03-15 06:00:42 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)

Evolving platforms are the ubiquitous future of computing

The future of computing lies in platforms being able to constantly evolve - that is the current boom in todays industry, and a transformation that reaches far beyond the software industry. It is merely the technological support for information analysis and processing, and has potential to grow to adapt to increasingly complex models and changing standards as well as new sorts of input data sources - and perhaps one day also our minds. This complex information network can only be competitively sustained by adaptable service platforms, which is the reason for their strategic significance today and also in the future.

/via +Gregory Esau 

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2014-03-14 03:40:24 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

W3C joins the Internet Bill of Rights Bandwagon

The latest trend is technology companies and consortiums all wanting to motivate an "Internet Bill of Rights" to protect, among other things, the freedom to information exchange over digital media, and the right to privacy in the digital sphere. Google launched a similar campaign in celebration of the Internet's 25th anniversary recently, and the linked effort is spearheaded by the W3C.

What's missing now, of course, is getting all of these organizations to work together - and bringing governments worldwide to cooperate in the interests of their citizens. Assuming that citizen rights is still a priority.

/via +Jeff Sayre 

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2014-03-04 08:50:07 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 9 +1s)

Technology: What makes a justifiable use case?

Spritz is a very interesting application. Although I agree that it does have some very useful uses - especially on limited-screen personal mobile devices such as Pebble or other SmartWatches, its application to speed up conventional reading may be less than appropriate, even when effective. And undoubtedly, it is not the only technology that may bring unintentional consequences with it in the process of bringing out some benefit.

How Spritz works
Conventional reading: When reading, only around 20% of your time is spent processing content. The remaining 80% is spent physically moving your eyes from word to word...

Spritz does two things differently: it lines up the optimal recognition point of words, and flashes words to the reader according to the rhythm of reading, which includes natural pauses.
... more »

2014-03-03 16:37:19 (15 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)

Hunting for primes

Do you know how large the gap between two prime numbers is, when like heading off to infinity? No? Well, you're not alone. The closest thing there is to that is Cramer's conjecture - an unproven formulation. But a few Spanish researchers at the University of Barcelona have found a probability model which seems to follow reality very closely. It may give us some additional insight into how prime numbers (and our number system) operate, and to the fundaments of mathematics.

Dirty details in the paper on arxiv.

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2014-02-27 17:06:31 (0 comments, 8 reshares, 16 +1s)

5 Ways Google+ is Like the Matrix and How to See the Social World for What it Really Is
Choose the red pill.

When I work inside Google+, I can't help but draw similarities to The Matrix. It's the layering of services and integration with almost every aspect of my digital life. 

I also think this analogy helps us to better understand what Google+ is and it's place in the social world. Here are :5 Ways Google+ is Like The Matrix:*

1)  Residual Self Image - The first time Neo enters the Matrix he's dressed sloppily and looks like a bum next to the sharp dressed Morpheus. Morpheus explains how the Matrix creates a Residual Self Image based on our own belief in how we look. 

Lesson: You become who you believe yourself to be. If you've been following +Vincent Messina's transformation you'll see just as Neo did the secondti... more »

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2014-02-24 14:56:58 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

5G: When can it deliver on its promises?

Europe's digital future is supposed to be "Connected, open and secure" (Neelie Kroes at the World Economic Forum, 2014). Nice words, but what does that mean in practice? There are huge milestones, and there are quite a few major hurdles to get there. Technologically, I'm sure we'll have technology available - and with sufficient and targeted subsidies, also enough market - to push ubiquitous computing into the growing status quo within the next five years. But I'm not sure whether policy will catch up: the current working groups seem heavily technology-focused, and public policy has not reached any major positive progress milestones in the past year. If anything, with national governments poised to start walling up the internet, we seem to have more negative progress than anything else. And then, there is the even larger... more »

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2014-02-19 12:07:10 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 9 +1s)

The tip of the iceberg: Metadata is transforming the digital world

If nothing else, this infographic makes one thing clear:_ the amount of metadata transmitted with an electronic communication is ernormous,_  and potentially contains more information than you may expect: the little red box at the top represents the up to 140 characters that a user can tweet on twitter. The rest is other information attached to the tweet.

There are a few areas where metadata is particularly relevant, and they are all related to adding context and enabling technology to make connections between different subjects. For example, digital smartphone photos of landmarks can be automatically sorted based on geotags in the image metadata. Google parses emails from Amazon to directly link to the package tracking system which shows the status of your order. And soon, metadata from your various devices,... more »

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2014-02-19 12:05:56 (9 comments, 37 reshares, 34 +1s)

The tip of the iceberg: Metadata is transforming the digital world

If nothing else, this infographic makes one thing clear:_ the amount of metadata transmitted with an electronic communication is ernormous,_  and potentially contains more information than you may expect: the little red box at the top represents the up to 140 characters that a user can tweet on twitter. The rest is other information attached to the tweet.

There are a few areas where metadata is particularly relevant, and they are all related to adding context and enabling technology to make connections between different subjects. For example, digital smartphone photos of landmarks can be automatically sorted based on geotags in the image metadata. Google parses emails from Amazon to directly link to the package tracking system which shows the status of your order. And soon, metadata from your various devices,... more »

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2014-02-13 04:58:54 (9 comments, 18 reshares, 40 +1s)

Hemingway Helps Make You a Better Writer

This is simply brilliant...and so simple to use. 

Just paste anything you've written into http://www.hemingwayapp.com/ and Hemingway highlights common mistakes that can make your writing less clear and concise.

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2014-02-12 00:44:04 (11 comments, 9 reshares, 18 +1s)

Oops... Windows security compromised

Locked out of Windows? Have no fear, you can reset your password all by yourself with a handy little utility and a Linux Live CD.

Not just that, but this handy little utility happens to be LGPL and has considerably more information about the Windows Registry and Security file structure than you'll find anywhere else on the web, in a very readable format.

Looks like Windows security is still in the state-of-art that it was in 3.1. Maybe time for a little catchup, Microsoft?

/via +David Kokua 

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2014-02-10 12:54:25 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)

Do you think that Biofields exist?
NASA is looking at them more closely

According to this article, NASA is looking at building two devices together with cooperation partners.

BioReplicates: surface wound closure
The first device is a self-healing 3D skin replicator. Consider it a fancy version of an organic 3D-printer.

Scionic: stimulate painkiller production
This second device is far more interesting. It uses electrical signals to stimulate painkiller production. This technology is similar to the Russian Scenar device, which already does the same thing.

What exactly is Scenar?
To quote the Daily Mail, "Called Scenar, the device uses a mild electrical signal that’s placed over a person’s skin on areas of pain. Dermal nerve receptors in the skin send these signals through the central nervous system to thebra... more »

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2014-02-09 03:53:49 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)

The most meaningful way to compare wages across countries or regions is always to compare them against the local cost of living. This can be complicated, because it isn't always easy to define what a basic living package is: people eat different foods in different areas, have different transport needs, and so on. (For example, if you live in a place where you need a car to get to your job, that car is going to be part of your most minimal cost of living -- but if you can walk or train to work, it isn't) Likewise, there are some goods which simply aren't available everywhere, like clean water.

So this chart, despite being a quick piece of work by someone, is actually surprisingly informative. Beer is something which is available and commonly consumed around the world, (with a few notable exceptions like Utah and Saudi Arabia) and it takes up roughly the same role in the dietary... more »


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