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Asrulfeezam Haniffa has been shared in 3 public circles

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Armando Lioss0“Active Engagers Shared Circle” 2.2In this shared circle you will find some interesting people to add to your circles, all of these GPlussers currently are actively engaging with my posts as well as with other GPlussers’ posts, so you can be sure they are getting involved in the G+ community.The main purpose of this series of Shared Circles is to expose new GPlussers, but you may find even first generation ones in them, in order to give everybody an opportunity this version include only GPlussers that have not been included in previous “Active Engagers Shared Circle” 2.X, if you are looking for a more comprehensive list of active engagers you may want to review these lists as well:AESC 2.0: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111635150542674847021/posts/KVJLKb25SatAESC 2.1: https://plus.google.com/111635150542674847021/posts/hhnjPfBmvMgIf you do not wish to be included in my future shared circles, please let me know with a comment to this post. I will remove you from this and any future shared circle I create, but I will keep you in my G+ circles.Furthermore, with each version I try to include new active engagers that are looking to meet other GPlussers to interact with, but I understand the old users may not have as much interest to meet new users and won’t circle them back, so I will prefer including users that really want to interact with new users.For TIPS TO GET PEOPLE TO CIRCLE YOU you may want to check:https://plus.google.com/u/0/111635150542674847021/posts/Q6c3ikBhdT3Thank you for your help making Google Plus adventure and exhilarating one…#SharedCirecles #CircleShare #ActiveUsers #Engagers #Commenters #TopCircles PS: I don’t necessarily share or identify with the views of these GPlussers, in fact with some of them we have completely antagonistic points of view and dissimilar interests…2012-04-14 16:44:003555513
Wilco Wings2,066Updated Chromebook shared circleUpdated with the responses of this post...ChromeBook ( Chrome OS ) with a Desktophttps://plus.google.com/u/0/112144785911700169746/posts/WzkqzEkQbXyIf you want to be in this circle, let me know. I'll post an update later this week. #Chromebook #ChromeOS #Chromebooks #Chrome #Chromium #ChromiumOS2012-04-10 16:04:052751015
Amy McLeod1,986Ok, I have recently expanded my articulate and engaged circle with circles other people have given out of people that are interested in or actively participating in the Occupy movement. I'm not guaranteeing everyone I'm sharing here, as 900 odd people is a bit much to go through. These are people who would normaly be all over the political spectrum, but all interested in the the problems with out of control finance and it's corruption of goverment, they will certainly hold many views totally contrary to yours on many issues, but on this issue they are the 99%. I can't even guarantee that everyone in this circle is what I've stated above, I just took on trust the circles that have been shared to me and added them to people I had circled as articulate and engaged before Occupy took off, some of them may even be incomprehensible and disinterested, feel free to sort through them yourself if you have time, but I'd urge you not to exclude anyone just because their views are the polar opposite of yours on other issues. 99% is more important than any other divide and on this one thing both left and right should be united.First 500 are here.Amy McLeod shared a circle with you.2011-10-19 15:12:51500301

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2014-10-22 01:05:59 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

In his Facebook post, the ustaz had accused the programme of being a subtle attempt to introduce “liberal” and “pluralistic” ideas among Muslims, adding that it would give way to campaigns on touching and eating pigs.

There's no need to "introduce" liberal and pluralistic ideas, as Malaysia by definition is made up of a pluralistic society, and there's tonnes of people who are already more liberal than this moronic Ustaz.

Claiming that touching dogs could lead to campaigns to eat pigs ... I'm not sure if I'm going to say #lolwut or #facepalm.

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/threats-to-kill-beat-up-touch-a-dog-organiser-surface-online

Most reshares: 3

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2014-10-11 18:37:05 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Dear creationists, I know sometimes it is really hard to change your mind, maybe because you are too comfortable living in your bubble of ignorance/disinformation, or you just really like to conform to the point of irrationality with the members of your group.

I present you this 11 minutes video, not to change your mind, but to make you just a bit more uncomfortable in the state of ignorance that you're in. Thank you.

Via +Sonny Mikeal 

Most plusones: 16

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2014-10-01 05:08:56 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

My first attempt at cooking lemon chicken.

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2014-08-23 16:34:10 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Ironic, as the Middle East was actually flourishing during the Middle Ages. 

Chappatte

NY Times___Ironic, as the Middle East was actually flourishing during the Middle Ages. 

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2014-10-16 10:02:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I permit myself to be optimistic whenever new news comes on fusion. There's a lot of capable teams doing work on it, and I think a viable fusion power generation system will be a reality, it is just a question of when. The implication of a working fusion system is going to be incredibly huge. It will effectively remove our dependency on fossil fuels (I don't think solar is going to achieve this in the near future).

The biggest outcome of this is of course going to be visible in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia and Iran, the two most politically influential states in the region, is going to lose their main source of income, and they don't actually have any other alternate source of money besides from oil.

Fracking is going to stop. Oil spills on the oceans are not going to happen again. And the European Union will have better leverage against Russia, which they don't have now... more »

Fusion news : I normally don't post about breaking news, but this one is interesting, and I'm cautiously optimistic. I owe this post to +Gary Ray R and +Aaron Coakley who commented on some other posts and on the new announcement from Lockheed at the Skunkworks facility.

Commentary from discussion on other posts :  Looking into the Skunkworks claim, it seems that they have a theoretical idea of the geometries, but they are still 5-10 years away from a working model. I do know they have some of the best engineers, and they take big risks, so I'm sanguine. I do hope they have something, since the ITER is dogged with delays and the Lawrence Livermore facility is scaling back. We do need some cutting edge engineers working on the problem. The theory is not the issue - its the engineering.

Fusion is the holy grail of our times. If someone does create a commercial system, it can change the whole issue with carbon emissions. Technically, fusion is possible even now, but bootstrapping and net gain are the issues, and as the LLNL folks found, its one thing to theoretically make assumptions of the engineering, and quite another to actually demonstrate it in the lab. Fusion is possible. Its just very hard to replicate what the Sun does!

From +Gary Ray R's research : "I did find the patent application for the new Lockheed Compact Fusion Reactor by the lead scientist at Lockheed, Thomas John Mcguire. There are drawings on the first 15 pages, description starts on page 16. http://www.freepatentsonline.com/20140301518.pdf." (Talks about the diagrams as well as the text of the patent). Btw if you're not following Gary you probably should!

From the Article: Most existing fusion devices slam together atoms using a tokamak, a magnetic device that contains the superheated plasma required for fusion to occur. The problem is, the energy required to sustain the reaction is almost as much as what's created by the reaction. Lockheed says they've figured out how to solve that problem, using their CFR, a jet-engine-sized device. They've changed the process for holding the plasma in a way they say has 10 times the output of a tokamak.They also say there's no risk of a meltdown, and that radioactive waste will be considerably lessened.

No prototype has been built or tested yet, though, and this research field is littered with failures, despite millions of dollars of investment.

Article source: http://goo.gl/KwnSMa

Scientific American article: http://goo.gl/NbR0al

Video Link: Lockheed Martin: Compact Fusion Research & Development

iO9 link and pic courtesy: http://goo.gl/APRAhj

Earlier Posts

Home-brewed Fusion : An Improbable quest : http://goo.gl/nCYuJg

Fusion power update - disconcerting news : http://goo.gl/UQz991

Fusion (Still far away) : http://goo.gl/DYjVKy

The Race for Fusion : http://goo.gl/Pu8V2b

#science #fusion #energy #power  ___I permit myself to be optimistic whenever new news comes on fusion. There's a lot of capable teams doing work on it, and I think a viable fusion power generation system will be a reality, it is just a question of when. The implication of a working fusion system is going to be incredibly huge. It will effectively remove our dependency on fossil fuels (I don't think solar is going to achieve this in the near future).

The biggest outcome of this is of course going to be visible in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia and Iran, the two most politically influential states in the region, is going to lose their main source of income, and they don't actually have any other alternate source of money besides from oil.

Fracking is going to stop. Oil spills on the oceans are not going to happen again. And the European Union will have better leverage against Russia, which they don't have now (explicitly obvious now in their inaction on the Ukraine crisis) due to their own dependency on natural gas from Russia.

As pretty as an outlook that this may seem, I don't see that its going to guarantee immediate world peace either. Whoever ends up creating a viable fusion system would definitely want to make money out of it. Seemingly selfless inventors like Tim Berners-Lee, Jimmy Wales or Linus Torvalds (inventors/founders of the WWW, Wikipedia, and Linux respectively ) are extremely rare. And there has been a lot of material investments going into the research as well, so its not outlandish to assume that whoever comes out with a working system is definitely going to want a lot of profit from it and is not going to make it open and free to all. There's just going to be a shift of dependencies, moving out of the Middle East and Russia to either the US or EU.

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2014-08-29 15:22:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

The reddest part are the north-east US, Western Europe, and the west coast of the Malay peninsula. (I would have expected South Korea and Japan to be redder than how it appears here.) 


via +Ricardo Blanco 

This is a map of all devices on the internet according to @achillean https://twitter.com/achillean/status/505049645245288448___The reddest part are the north-east US, Western Europe, and the west coast of the Malay peninsula. (I would have expected South Korea and Japan to be redder than how it appears here.) 


via +Ricardo Blanco 

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2014-09-04 04:36:14 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Malaysians are protesting authorities' charges of sedition against a professor, a journalist, and numerous opposition leaders. Under the Sedition Act of 1948, enacted during British colonial rule, any speech that can "excite disaffection" against the government or ruler, or "promote feelings of ill will...between different races or classes" is deemed seditious and is liable for prosecution.

Malaysians are protesting authorities' charges of sedition against a professor, a journalist, and numerous opposition leaders. Under the Sedition Act of 1948, enacted during British colonial rule, any speech that can "excite disaffection" against the government or ruler, or "promote feelings of ill will...between different races or classes" is deemed seditious and is liable for prosecution.___

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2014-08-14 07:19:03 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

September 1957: President Dwight Eisenhower sent federal troops to guarantee the safety of African American students after Arkansas governor Orval Faubus sent the states' national guard to support the segregationist movement in Little Rock Central High School.

I'm reminded of this event due to what is happening in #Ferguson now. It seems to me that any federal intervention now would be very timely.

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Rock_Nine
Pic source: http://abhmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/ABHM-LRCH-9-25-57.-Remember-Little-Rock-p42.jpg

September 1957: President Dwight Eisenhower sent federal troops to guarantee the safety of African American students after Arkansas governor Orval Faubus sent the states' national guard to support the segregationist movement in Little Rock Central High School.

I'm reminded of this event due to what is happening in #Ferguson now. It seems to me that any federal intervention now would be very timely.

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Rock_Nine
Pic source: http://abhmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/ABHM-LRCH-9-25-57.-Remember-Little-Rock-p42.jpg___

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2014-08-13 22:32:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

"Szklarki" most wonderfull waterfall in Karkonosze National Park, Poland. .

"Szklarki" most wonderfull waterfall in Karkonosze National Park, Poland. .___

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2014-09-18 17:55:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Late dinner.

Late dinner.___

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2014-08-15 01:01:28 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

What the fuck is wrong with white people, especially this guy. You're using your own incapability of identifying differences in non-white people to spread your stupid conspiracy theories.

There's no similarities at all, take my word, I'm brown. I can distinguish the differences.

Abu al Baghdadi alias Elliot Shimon . Head of so called ISIS . Is that why they haven't been bombed to death. McCain picture in Syria showing his support for savagery.___What the fuck is wrong with white people, especially this guy. You're using your own incapability of identifying differences in non-white people to spread your stupid conspiracy theories.

There's no similarities at all, take my word, I'm brown. I can distinguish the differences.

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2014-09-04 22:53:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Wood-burning ovens in Mauritania? This has to be a joke right, +United Nations? I think things like coal burning power plants does a little bit more damage, but that's just me I guess.

Leading up to the UN #Climate2014 Summit later this month we are showcasing climate solutions from around the world and ideas for climate action.

In this example, community members in the Village of Nouakchott, Mauritania are being provided with solar-powered ovens on behalf of United Nations Development Programme - UNDP and Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Program to help reduce air pollution from wood-burning stoves and ultimately improve health. Learn more on how the innovative design of these stoves are helping to save the environment -- and lives: http://j.mp/1tluLyo

Find out how you can become a climate champion: http://j.mp/1eOY2aG___Wood-burning ovens in Mauritania? This has to be a joke right, +United Nations? I think things like coal burning power plants does a little bit more damage, but that's just me I guess.

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2014-08-10 01:03:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Only 4 individuals listed here: Genghis Khan, Timur Lenk, Mao Zedong and Josef Stalin.

The 20 worst things people have done to each other.

Every front page of every site around the world is full of death and destruction. And there seems to be such little hope in each of the current conflicts.

While this solves nothing, it is helpful context to realize that humans are killing fewer humans over time. Particularly notable in the graph below are the illustration of "equivalent deaths today" (in gray). The orange displays deaths at that time.

Let's hope this trend continues, let's hope the military industrial complex loses some of its influence. For our country, let's hope we have a number two choice for our action in other countries - at the moment the only choice we seem to have is to bomb them.

Graph Source: http://goo.gl/R5G6ng___Only 4 individuals listed here: Genghis Khan, Timur Lenk, Mao Zedong and Josef Stalin.

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2014-09-04 13:18:35 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

And it still lags! That's mighty impressive, Samsung. You put all the latest specs on your phone but it still lags.

Just noticed this from my Note Edge hands on video. It made me laugh.___And it still lags! That's mighty impressive, Samsung. You put all the latest specs on your phone but it still lags.

2014-10-22 01:05:59 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

In his Facebook post, the ustaz had accused the programme of being a subtle attempt to introduce “liberal” and “pluralistic” ideas among Muslims, adding that it would give way to campaigns on touching and eating pigs.

There's no need to "introduce" liberal and pluralistic ideas, as Malaysia by definition is made up of a pluralistic society, and there's tonnes of people who are already more liberal than this moronic Ustaz.

Claiming that touching dogs could lead to campaigns to eat pigs ... I'm not sure if I'm going to say #lolwut or #facepalm.

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/threats-to-kill-beat-up-touch-a-dog-organiser-surface-online

In his Facebook post, the ustaz had accused the programme of being a subtle attempt to introduce “liberal” and “pluralistic” ideas among Muslims, adding that it would give way to campaigns on touching and eating pigs.

There's no need to "introduce" liberal and pluralistic ideas, as Malaysia by definition is made up of a pluralistic society, and there's tonnes of people who are already more liberal than this moronic Ustaz.

Claiming that touching dogs could lead to campaigns to eat pigs ... I'm not sure if I'm going to say #lolwut or #facepalm.

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/threats-to-kill-beat-up-touch-a-dog-organiser-surface-online___

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2014-09-09 14:02:45 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

What does it feel like to be you? What does it feel like to be you? Yeah. It feels good to be you, doesn’t it? It feels good, because there’s one thing that you are—you’re the only one that’s you, right? So you’re the only one that’s you, and we get confused sometimes—or I do, I think everyone does—you try to compete. You think, Dammit, someone else is trying to be me. Someone else is trying to be me. But I don’t have to armor myself against those people; I don’t have to armor myself against that idea if I can really just relax and feel content in this way and this regard.

If I can just feel, just think now: How much do you weigh? This is a thing I like to do with myself when I get lost and I get feeling funny. How much do you weigh? Think about how much each person here weighs and try to feel that weight in your seat right now, in your bottom right now. Parts in yourfeet and parts in you... more »

SEVEN STEPS TO LIVING A BILL MURRAY LIFE, by BILL MURRAY

"...if you can come back into the most personal identification, a very personal identification, which is: I am. This is me now. Here I am, right now. This is me now. Then you don’t feel like you have to leave, and be over there, or look over there. You don’t feel like you have to rush off and be somewhere. There’s just a wonderful sense of well-being that begins to circulate up and down, from your top to your bottom. Up and down from your top to your spine. And you feel something that makes you almost want to smile, that makes you want to feel good, that makes you want to feel like you could embrace yourself.

So what’s it like to be me? You can ask yourself, What’s it like to be me? You know, the only way we’ll ever know what it’s like to be you is if you work your best at being you as often as you can, and keep reminding yourself: That’s where home is."___What does it feel like to be you? What does it feel like to be you? Yeah. It feels good to be you, doesn’t it? It feels good, because there’s one thing that you are—you’re the only one that’s you, right? So you’re the only one that’s you, and we get confused sometimes—or I do, I think everyone does—you try to compete. You think, Dammit, someone else is trying to be me. Someone else is trying to be me. But I don’t have to armor myself against those people; I don’t have to armor myself against that idea if I can really just relax and feel content in this way and this regard.

If I can just feel, just think now: How much do you weigh? This is a thing I like to do with myself when I get lost and I get feeling funny. How much do you weigh? Think about how much each person here weighs and try to feel that weight in your seat right now, in your bottom right now. Parts in your feet and parts in your bum. Just try to feel your own weight, in your own seat, in your own feet. OK? So if you can feel that weight in your body, if you can come back into the most personal identification, a very personal identification, which is: I am. This is me now. Here I am, right now. This is me now. Then you don’t feel like you have to leave, and be over there, or look over there. You don’t feel like you have to rush off and be somewhere. There’s just a wonderful sense of well-being that begins to circulate up and down, from your top to your bottom. Up and down from your top to your spine. And you feel something that makes you almost want to smile, that makes you want to feel good, that makes you want to feel like you could embrace yourself.

So what’s it like to be me? You can ask yourself, What’s it like to be me? You know, the only way we’ll ever know what it’s like to be you is if you work your best at being you as often as you can, and keep reminding yourself: That’s where home is.

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2014-09-18 05:14:35 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I guess this is the hudud that some Malaysians are really lusting after..

Saudi dissident Raif Badawi, convicted of "insulting Islam," has had his appeal denied, and will soon have a brutal punishment inflicted upon him: 10 years in prison, separated from his wife and children; 1000 lashes, given in installments of 50 lashes every week, in public; a 10-year travel ban after his prison sentence; and a massive fine.

We need you to raise your voice: demand that Saudi Arabia free Raif, and respect the universally recognized human rights to freedom of expression and belief.

Go here for how to help and to get more information: http://goo.gl/N1e7lr

See CFI's Michael De Dora deliver a statement before the UN Human Rights Council today in this video: http://youtu.be/vg2xljHDBeY___I guess this is the hudud that some Malaysians are really lusting after..

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2014-10-14 00:23:33 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Maps are like human faces. Turn them around and suddenly they're hard to recognize (It will be harder without the labels). I guess it reflects upon our brain's pattern-recognition process.

Maps are like human faces. Turn them around and suddenly they're hard to recognize (It will be harder without the labels). I guess it reflects upon our brain's pattern-recognition process.___

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2014-08-29 19:14:28 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Chemosynthesis is the biological process of converting energy from chemicals, instead of of sunlight (photosynthesis). This generally occur in the deep ocean floor, where sunlight is not available.

Giant tube worms, shown in the video is one example of the organisms that employs chemosynthesis. (The main reason I am sharing this is because this video made me fail to close my mouth in awe from start to finish - a very rare event)

Wikipedia: They have a highly vascularized, red "plume" at the tip of their free end which is an organ for exchanging compounds with the environment (e.g., H2S, CO2, O2, etc.). The tube worm does not have many predators, as few creatures live on the sea bottom at such depths. If threatened, the plume may be retracted into the worm's protective tube. The plume provides essential nutrients to bacteria living inside a specialized organ within... more »

Chemosynthesis is the biological process of converting energy from chemicals, instead of of sunlight (photosynthesis). This generally occur in the deep ocean floor, where sunlight is not available.

Giant tube worms, shown in the video is one example of the organisms that employs chemosynthesis. (The main reason I am sharing this is because this video made me fail to close my mouth in awe from start to finish - a very rare event)

Wikipedia: They have a highly vascularized, red "plume" at the tip of their free end which is an organ for exchanging compounds with the environment (e.g., H2S, CO2, O2, etc.). The tube worm does not have many predators, as few creatures live on the sea bottom at such depths. If threatened, the plume may be retracted into the worm's protective tube. The plume provides essential nutrients to bacteria living inside a specialized organ within its body (i.e., trophosome) as part of a symbiotic relationship. They are remarkable in that they have no digestive tract, but the bacteria (which may make up half of a worm's body weight) turn oxygen, hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide, etc. into organic molecules on which their host worms feed." 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_tube_worm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemosynthesis___

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2014-08-15 01:50:50 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Not surprised at all.

Not surprised at all.___

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2014-10-16 02:06:10 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Oh my, this is a hard question indeed.

Via +steph wanamaker 

A MORALITY TEST.
Read to the end before making a judgment. 
 
This test only has one question, but it's a very important one. 
 
By giving an honest answer, you will discover where you stand morally. 
 
The test features an unlikely fictional situation, in which you will have to make a decision. Remember that your answer needs to be honest and spontaneous. 

Please scroll down slowly and give due consideration to each line. 
 
 
THE SITUATION 
 
You are in London. There is chaos all around you, caused by a storm with severe flooding. This is a flood of biblical proportions. 
 
You are a photo-journalist working for a major newspaper, and you're caught in the middle of this epic disaster. The situation is nearly hopeless. 
 
You're trying to shoot career-making photos. There are houses and people swirling around you, some disappearing into the water. Nature is unleashing all of its destructive fury. 
 
THE TEST 
 
Suddenly, you see a man in the water. He is fighting for his life, trying not to be taken down with the debris. 

You move closer. Somehow, the man looks familiar. 
 
You suddenly realise who it is. It's the Muslim Cleric, Abu Hamza, the one-eyed, hook handed bastard who hates non-Muslims and wants the UK to become an Islamic state. 
 
You notice that the raging waters are about to take him under forever. 
 
You have TWO options: 

You can save the life of Abu 
 
or
 
You can shoot a dramatic Pulitzer Prize winning photo, documenting the death of one of the country's most despised, evil and powerful men. 
 
THE QUESTION 
 
AND PLEASE GIVE AN HONEST ANSWER 

Would you select high contrast colour film, high density full colour digital or would you go with the classic simplicity of black and white? ___Oh my, this is a hard question indeed.

Via +steph wanamaker 

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2014-08-23 14:32:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

This.

Source: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/2014/08/21/quantum-gravity-expert-says-philosophical-superficiality-has-harmed-physics/

This.

Source: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/2014/08/21/quantum-gravity-expert-says-philosophical-superficiality-has-harmed-physics/___

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2014-08-30 18:33:06 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Getting married this year?

So are millions of girls – against their will.

One in three girls in developing countries is married by the age of 18. Join Catapult's crowdfunding platform for girls’ rights and you can support people on the ground who are working to end child marriage: http://ow.ly/AT7Us

Getting married this year?

So are millions of girls – against their will.

One in three girls in developing countries is married by the age of 18. Join Catapult's crowdfunding platform for girls’ rights and you can support people on the ground who are working to end child marriage: http://ow.ly/AT7Us___

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2014-08-25 14:10:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Preach it.
via +Roy Ngan 

___Preach it.
via +Roy Ngan 

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2014-10-01 05:08:56 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

My first attempt at cooking lemon chicken.

My first attempt at cooking lemon chicken.___

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2014-09-12 18:16:13 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

No fall/autumn here (doesn't prevent the local shopping outlets from advertising season-specific fashion though) but interesting nevertheless.

Via +Joanne Manaster

Continuing from my non-sequitur above, I think Malaysian designers would be more relevant if they introduced monsoon/non-monsoon fashion wear instead.

With autumn on the horizon, this graphic looks at the chemicals behind the myriad colours of autumn leaves: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-sn___No fall/autumn here (doesn't prevent the local shopping outlets from advertising season-specific fashion though) but interesting nevertheless.

Via +Joanne Manaster

Continuing from my non-sequitur above, I think Malaysian designers would be more relevant if they introduced monsoon/non-monsoon fashion wear instead.

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2014-10-28 21:06:42 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

An interesting insight into the process of content moderation where companies like Google and Facebook outsource the process of removing offensive material to low wage countries, the example featured in this article is the Philippines. 

An interesting insight into the process of content moderation where companies like Google and Facebook outsource the process of removing offensive material to low wage countries, the example featured in this article is the Philippines. ___

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2014-08-11 23:23:38 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

RIP Robin. 

RIP Robin. ___

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2014-08-11 19:29:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Supper, in progress.

Supper, in progress.___

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2014-09-13 23:59:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I had fun reading +David Ruddock bash Samsung in favor of Apple in Android Police.


http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/09/11/dear-samsung-your-ads-making-fun-of-apple-are-nauseatingly-bad-please-stop-videos-if-it-wasnt-obvious/

I had fun reading +David Ruddock bash Samsung in favor of Apple in Android Police.


http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/09/11/dear-samsung-your-ads-making-fun-of-apple-are-nauseatingly-bad-please-stop-videos-if-it-wasnt-obvious/___

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2014-08-10 19:14:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Want a chance to create your own solar system? Head on to Chaotic Planets here: http://goo.gl/7HKG3f . The website, MinuteLabs, is founded by the same guy who brought you the Minute Physics videos on Youtube. There are other fun science simulators as well on the website.

In Chaotic Planets, you can introduce numerous bodies to the system, and you are able to determine the mass, velocity, and initial position of each body. The paths of each of the body will be shown, as shown in the image that I have shared. I created two sets of binary stars which orbits each other. 

If you find yourself having too much fun, then explore this as well: http://www.nowykurier.com/toys/gravity/gravity.html
This is another gravity simulation game, but way, way older compared to Chaotic Planets. Each bodies doesn't have different colors, so its less striking, but you're able to moveth... more »

Want a chance to create your own solar system? Head on to Chaotic Planets here: http://goo.gl/7HKG3f . The website, MinuteLabs, is founded by the same guy who brought you the Minute Physics videos on Youtube. There are other fun science simulators as well on the website.

In Chaotic Planets, you can introduce numerous bodies to the system, and you are able to determine the mass, velocity, and initial position of each body. The paths of each of the body will be shown, as shown in the image that I have shared. I created two sets of binary stars which orbits each other. 

If you find yourself having too much fun, then explore this as well: http://www.nowykurier.com/toys/gravity/gravity.html
This is another gravity simulation game, but way, way older compared to Chaotic Planets. Each bodies doesn't have different colors, so its less striking, but you're able to move the frame, unlike in Chaotic Planets, so you're actually having unlimited space to play with. The only downside though is that the Gravity Toy is always live, you have to change the mass and direction while everything is already moving, effectively giving you less power to manipulate the system. 

If you love physics, you should play with both!___

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2014-08-18 01:58:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

#Monday #breakfast

#Monday #breakfast___

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2014-09-17 04:31:20 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Stop messing with my head.

___Stop messing with my head.

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2014-09-16 15:51:09 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Interesting how a person can live until 24 with a significant part of her brain missing.

From New Scientist:
Although it is not unheard of to have part of your brain missing, either congenitally or from surgery, the woman joins an elite club of just nine people who are known to have lived without their entire cerebellum. A detailed description of how the disorder affects a living adult is almost non-existent, say doctors from the Chinese hospital, because most people with the condition die at a young age and the problem is only discovered on autopsy

Wikipedia:
The cerebellum (Latin for "little brain") is a region of the brain that plays an important role in motor control. It may also be involved in some cognitive functions such as attentionand language, and in regulating fear and pleasure responses;[1] its movement-related functions are the most solidly established.The cerebe... more »

A 24-year-old Chinese woman checked into a hospital complaining of dizziness and nausea... and found out she'd been born without a cerebellum!

"The discovery was made when the woman was admitted to the Chinese PLA General Hospital of Jinan Military Area Command in Shandong Province complaining of dizziness and nausea. She told doctors she'd had problems walking steadily for most of her life, and her mother reported that she hadn't walked until she was 7 and that her speech only became intelligible at the age of 6. Doctors did a CAT scan and immediately identified the source of the problem – her entire cerebellum was missing."

Read more here: http://bit.ly/1qU3jHp

Original journal paper here: http://bit.ly/1maJvza

(image courtesy of newscientist.com)___Interesting how a person can live until 24 with a significant part of her brain missing.

From New Scientist:
Although it is not unheard of to have part of your brain missing, either congenitally or from surgery, the woman joins an elite club of just nine people who are known to have lived without their entire cerebellum. A detailed description of how the disorder affects a living adult is almost non-existent, say doctors from the Chinese hospital, because most people with the condition die at a young age and the problem is only discovered on autopsy

Wikipedia:
The cerebellum (Latin for "little brain") is a region of the brain that plays an important role in motor control. It may also be involved in some cognitive functions such as attentionand language, and in regulating fear and pleasure responses;[1] its movement-related functions are the most solidly established. The cerebellum does not initiate movement, but it contributes to coordination, precision, and accurate timing.

#science

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2014-09-11 03:39:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

The arrabiata sauce served with penne. #lunch #homecooked

The arrabiata sauce served with penne. #lunch #homecooked___

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2014-08-12 11:06:45 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Big reductions in Malaysia and Thailand. I guess people are getting sick of Touchwiz.

Samsung may be the world’s biggest smartphone maker, but it’s losing ground in Asian markets such as China, India and Southeast Asia. Here’s how the company is targeting one of the fastest-growing cellphone regions in the world: http://on.wsj.com/1uJxX69___Big reductions in Malaysia and Thailand. I guess people are getting sick of Touchwiz.

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2014-08-27 02:57:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

"Of the 147 patients who claimed that they had gluten-sensitivity, 75% didn't meet the criteria, despite having made the self-diagnosis or been given it, most often by non-physicians." 

"Of the 147 patients who claimed that they had gluten-sensitivity, 75% didn't meet the criteria, despite having made the self-diagnosis or been given it, most often by non-physicians." ___

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2014-09-16 00:59:59 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Today's breakfast: spaghetti with arrabiata sauce and pan-fried salmon. #homecooked

Today's breakfast: spaghetti with arrabiata sauce and pan-fried salmon. #homecooked___

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2014-08-24 03:39:08 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

And don't let me start about the massive amounts of dihydrogen monoxide that the corporations are injecting into our water supply all this time!

This made me giggle :)___And don't let me start about the massive amounts of dihydrogen monoxide that the corporations are injecting into our water supply all this time!

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2014-08-18 05:39:10 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

This was an awesome video to watch from the good guys at +Kurzgesagt . It will only take about 7 minutes of your time. 

This was an awesome video to watch from the good guys at +Kurzgesagt . It will only take about 7 minutes of your time. ___

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2014-10-15 22:18:39 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Multivitamins/health supplements - do they really work?
A country like Malaysia, which is filled with marketers using dubious and unproven claim especially for 'cancer-preventing' products (mangosteen juice, anyone?) and other traditional health products/supplements terribly needs lawsuits such as this. 

URL: http://goo.gl/tpZT4J

Excerpts from the Consumerist:

Bayer Sued Over Allegedly Misleading Marketing Of One-A-Day Vitamins A

the plaintiffs argue that scientific investigation, including research from the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association, has shown that supplementing your diet with these vitamins is not proven to prevent or reduce the risk of heart disease.

Again, CSPI points to what it believes is a lack of scientific evidence to back up this claim. In fact, the complaint contends that... more »

Multivitamins/health supplements - do they really work?
A country like Malaysia, which is filled with marketers using dubious and unproven claim especially for 'cancer-preventing' products (mangosteen juice, anyone?) and other traditional health products/supplements terribly needs lawsuits such as this. 

URL: http://goo.gl/tpZT4J

Excerpts from the Consumerist:

Bayer Sued Over Allegedly Misleading Marketing Of One-A-Day Vitamins A

the plaintiffs argue that scientific investigation, including research from the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association, has shown that supplementing your diet with these vitamins is not proven to prevent or reduce the risk of heart disease.

Again, CSPI points to what it believes is a lack of scientific evidence to back up this claim. In fact, the complaint contends that randomized clinical trials demonstrate that multivitamins do not affect the number, severity, or length of any illnesses.

“A multivitamin can be beneficial to those who are vitamin deficient, which few Americans are,” said CSPI litigation director Steve Gardner in a statement.___

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2014-09-15 15:30:23 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

From the people that started it all.. 

In their words #GOPproud  ___From the people that started it all.. 

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2014-08-23 16:32:14 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

A great demonstration of how safe the car is actually engineered to be. Look at how the driver remains secure in his driving position at all times when the car is tumbling above ground. And see how the main structure of the car around the driver remains intact even when it crashed back on the road. 

I believe I can fly

goo.gl/hjpqCP___A great demonstration of how safe the car is actually engineered to be. Look at how the driver remains secure in his driving position at all times when the car is tumbling above ground. And see how the main structure of the car around the driver remains intact even when it crashed back on the road. 

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2014-10-11 18:37:05 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Dear creationists, I know sometimes it is really hard to change your mind, maybe because you are too comfortable living in your bubble of ignorance/disinformation, or you just really like to conform to the point of irrationality with the members of your group.

I present you this 11 minutes video, not to change your mind, but to make you just a bit more uncomfortable in the state of ignorance that you're in. Thank you.

Via +Sonny Mikeal 

Dear creationists, I know sometimes it is really hard to change your mind, maybe because you are too comfortable living in your bubble of ignorance/disinformation, or you just really like to conform to the point of irrationality with the members of your group.

I present you this 11 minutes video, not to change your mind, but to make you just a bit more uncomfortable in the state of ignorance that you're in. Thank you.

Via +Sonny Mikeal ___

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2014-09-07 14:09:38 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

The Yareta is a hermaphroditic, flowering plant that is estimated to have lived for over 3000 years old. It grows in the Andes highlands and is extremely dense to reduce heat loss. Because of this it burns well and has been traditionally harvested as fuel. The practice is not sustainable as the plant grows really slowly at a rate of 1.5 cm per year. The Yareta is now classified as an endangered species and is protected.

http://www.amusingplanet.com/2014/05/yareta-3000-years-old-plant.html

Pic source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/atlasofwonders/6992978744/in/photostream/

#Science

The Yareta is a hermaphroditic, flowering plant that is estimated to have lived for over 3000 years old. It grows in the Andes highlands and is extremely dense to reduce heat loss. Because of this it burns well and has been traditionally harvested as fuel. The practice is not sustainable as the plant grows really slowly at a rate of 1.5 cm per year. The Yareta is now classified as an endangered species and is protected.

http://www.amusingplanet.com/2014/05/yareta-3000-years-old-plant.html

Pic source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/atlasofwonders/6992978744/in/photostream/

#Science___

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2014-10-13 22:44:39 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Because science.

Scientific Consensus. ___Because science.

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2014-09-13 18:03:49 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Behold, the clickbait master.

Behold, the clickbait master.___

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2014-08-23 01:50:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

It's the same way for meatbags

It's the same way for meatbags___

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2014-09-10 16:13:38 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

#dinner

#dinner___

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2014-10-21 11:16:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Reminds me of the Win XP wallpaper, but this looks better.

Alone #autumn tree on a hill slope at the #sunset. #Carpathian mountains, #Ukraine.
#500px
https://500px.com/photo/87071567/sunny-tree-by-leonid-tit___Reminds me of the Win XP wallpaper, but this looks better.

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2014-09-08 01:02:17 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Interesting comparison.

Vladimir Putins historical steps in part following Adolf Hitler steps.
#ukraineunderattack   #russiainvadedukraine  ___Interesting comparison.

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2014-08-10 04:31:15 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Great message from +John Baez.

Both rectangles are moving at constant speed

At least that's what the creator of this illusion says!  It looks like the yellow and blue rectangles are taking turns going forward - one step at a time.

This is an illusion that's so good it's hard to believe it's an illusion. When the black and white lines disappear, it's easy to see the rectangles are moving at constant speed.  But before that they seem to be taking turns, and pausing when they reach each new line.

Could the creator of this illusion be cheating - fooling you into thinking there's an illusion?   How can you tell, except by making your own version of this animated gif?

Hide one rectangle with your hand.  Then look closely at the other.  Try not to look at the black and white lines.  I think you'll see the rectangle is moving at constant speed.

But if you look away, and watch the rectangle with your peripheral vision, it will seem to move in steps.

We don't just "see what's there".  We construct a mental model of reality from sensory data.  We need  to do this.  But people can manipulate this. 

It's not optical illusions we need to worry about.  It's political illusions, economic illusions, social illusions.  We think we're just seeing what's there... but we're actually constructing a model of reality.  And politicians and other people are busy trying to shape your model, so you'll do what they want.  Escaping their illusions is much, much harder than escaping this optical illusion.

You can probably think of many examples of other  people who are fooled by politicians, ideologies, doctrines and dogmas.   Now list the ways in which you are being fooled.

Oh, you think you're better than average?  Join the club.

Puzzle 1: name the biggest way you've been fooled by an ideology, political or religious illusion.

Puzzle 2: name a way you're just starting to realize that you're being fooled by such an illusion.

For Puzzle 2, it should be just as hard to really believe you're being fooled as it is with this optical illusion.  For example: right now I'm just starting to realize that I'd been fooled into wanting to be a 'bigshot': well-known, and seemingly 'important'.  But it's hard to break out of this belief.  Even now, I'm trying to get you to pay attention to me.

#illusion  ___Great message from +John Baez.

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2014-09-11 03:27:13 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Made Arrabiata sauce from scratch today. Okay, I slightly cheated. Added two cans of tomato puree into the mix. 

Made Arrabiata sauce from scratch today. Okay, I slightly cheated. Added two cans of tomato puree into the mix. ___

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