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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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2014-11-27 15:47:15 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Pakistan is a disgraceful s**t-hole of a failed state. This is nothing short of fascist control of free expression, a concept seeming so alien to Islam that it makes me a self-confessed Islamophobe.

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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2014-12-21 18:45:02 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Interesting commentary from Forbes about OPEC's response to the falling oil prices.

Interesting commentary from Forbes about OPEC's response to the falling oil prices.___

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2014-12-21 15:59:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

The planet earth, courtesy of Japan's new satellite Himawari 8. 

The main instrument aboard Himawari 8, the Advanced Hiwawari Imager (AHI), is a 16 channel multispectral imager to capture visible light and infrared images of the Asia-Pacific region

http://petapixel.com/2014/12/21/heres-first-true-color-photo-earth-snapped-japans-new-himawari-8-weather-satellite/

The planet earth, courtesy of Japan's new satellite Himawari 8. 

The main instrument aboard Himawari 8, the Advanced Hiwawari Imager (AHI), is a 16 channel multispectral imager to capture visible light and infrared images of the Asia-Pacific region

http://petapixel.com/2014/12/21/heres-first-true-color-photo-earth-snapped-japans-new-himawari-8-weather-satellite/___

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2014-12-20 02:39:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

My homecooked brunch.

My homecooked brunch.___

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2014-12-19 06:33:23 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

For the sake of convenience, its more appropriate to replace PAS with Muslim conservatives, because these group of people are actually on both sides of the political divide.

These are the people who will never care about how many schoolchildren the Taliban kills, how many people are dying in Syria, or how many young girls are getting their genitals mutilated in the name of religion.

All they know about is to harp about the evils of western society, the abhorrence of human rights, the secret conspiracy to introduce liberalism and pluralism in Malaysia.

The thing is, liberalism and pluralism did not kill the schoolkids in Pakistan. Sadly, their beloved Ulamas are never going to point this out.

For the sake of convenience, its more appropriate to replace PAS with Muslim conservatives, because these group of people are actually on both sides of the political divide.

These are the people who will never care about how many schoolchildren the Taliban kills, how many people are dying in Syria, or how many young girls are getting their genitals mutilated in the name of religion.

All they know about is to harp about the evils of western society, the abhorrence of human rights, the secret conspiracy to introduce liberalism and pluralism in Malaysia.

The thing is, liberalism and pluralism did not kill the schoolkids in Pakistan. Sadly, their beloved Ulamas are never going to point this out.___

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2014-12-18 15:44:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Next innovation required: more than two hands.  

""It's a relatively new surgical procedure that reassigns nerves that once controlled the arm and the hand," explained John Hopkins Trauma Surgeon Albert Chi, M.D. "By reassigning existing nerves, we can make it possible for people who have had upper-arm amputations to control their prosthetic devices by merely thinking about the action they want to perform.""___Next innovation required: more than two hands.  

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2014-12-17 03:19:55 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The puppets are making their moves. It should be obvious to Najib who their master is by now.

The puppets are making their moves. It should be obvious to Najib who their master is by now.___

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2014-12-16 19:47:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Deezer goes material design.. and it looks really good.

Deezer goes material design.. and it looks really good.___

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2014-12-16 15:37:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I'm waiting on you, Xperia Z3. 

I'm waiting on you, Xperia Z3. ___

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2014-12-15 19:57:58 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Construction just officially began on Moshe Safdie's JewelChangi Airport in Singapore. The project promises to reinvent the modern airport by envisioning it as a kind of ecosystem nestled underneath a giant glass dome. The heart of the airport will be filled with plants, and it will even feature a huge waterfall!

I'm impressed. 

http://inhabitat.com/moshe-safdies-jewel-changi-airport-biodome-breaks-ground-in-singapore/

Construction just officially began on Moshe Safdie's JewelChangi Airport in Singapore. The project promises to reinvent the modern airport by envisioning it as a kind of ecosystem nestled underneath a giant glass dome. The heart of the airport will be filled with plants, and it will even feature a huge waterfall!

I'm impressed. 

http://inhabitat.com/moshe-safdies-jewel-changi-airport-biodome-breaks-ground-in-singapore/___

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2014-12-14 22:26:06 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Two key points that I derived from the article is that the "enhanced interrogation" program never worked, and the two psychologists advocating for the program got millions from CIA for "consulting" on the program.

Two key points that I derived from the article is that the "enhanced interrogation" program never worked, and the two psychologists advocating for the program got millions from CIA for "consulting" on the program.___

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2014-12-13 02:55:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Things that make you go hungry..

Things that make you go hungry..___

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2014-12-12 20:17:17 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

It's either this or the belief that all existing living organisms came from the Noah's Ark. Your choice between the two is going to explain a lot about who you are and your capabilities of thinking.

It's either this or the belief that all existing living organisms came from the Noah's Ark. Your choice between the two is going to explain a lot about who you are and your capabilities of thinking.___

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2014-12-12 04:49:14 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Two simple meals that I cooked today.

Two simple meals that I cooked today.___

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2014-12-12 00:30:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Clear skies above the Kuala Lumpur skyline, taken from Tasik Ampang Hilir.

Clear skies above the Kuala Lumpur skyline, taken from Tasik Ampang Hilir.___

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2014-12-12 00:22:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

That's a good one. Getting to 10km is going to be hard.

That's a good one. Getting to 10km is going to be hard.___

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2014-12-10 02:43:11 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Sweet reply by +Yonatan Zunger​

Original post: https://plus.google.com/118279113645730324236/posts/FKK2trDERAC

Sweet reply by +Yonatan Zunger​

Original post: https://plus.google.com/118279113645730324236/posts/FKK2trDERAC___

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2014-12-07 21:26:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Fire is just a very hot gas/air. This explanation was counterintuitive to me when I was growing up and learning about science. I expected it to be more special than that.

What is fire, electricity and magnetism - and how are they related? : At the atomic level these are very different from what we would assume at the macro level. In some ways they are all related, since it has to do with the movement of electrons and creation of charge. When you see a match light, what happens is energy is released. While most of it is in the Infrared spectrum (What we call heat), there is also some of it released in the visible spectrum (light). The release is due to the Oxygen bonding with the material you are burning. While the effect may be too small to be seen in a matchstick, there is electricity and magnetism at work here too. You can see the effect on the Sun. Our Sun (or any star) is a miasma of incandescent plasma.  One way to see this is to notice that the solar flares that leap from its surface are directed along the Sun’s (generally twisted up and spotty) magnetic fields. So what is this all about?

Electricity : The nucleus of an atom is surrounded by negatively charged particles called electrons. The negative charge of an electron is equal to the positive charge of a proton, and the number of electrons in an atom is usually equal to the number of protons. When the balancing force between protons and electrons is upset by an outside force, an atom may gain or lose an electron. When electrons are "lost" from an atom, the free movement of these electrons constitutes an electric current.

Different colors in flames : Electrons on atoms have different amounts of energy proportional to the distance of their orbital from the nucleus. Electrons (which are negative) close to the positive nucleus have lower potential energy; those in "higher" energy levels farther away have more energy. In order for an e- to "jump" from a lower level to a higher one it must absorb energy, often in the form of light. Conversely when an e- "falls" from a higher level to a lower one, it gives off energy, again in the form of a photon of light.

Magnetism : All materials experience magnetism, some more strongly than others. Both electric and magnetic interactions are elements of a single phenomenon called electromagnetism. There are four fundamental forces: the strong force, the weak force, gravitation and the electromagnetic force. The field of electromagnetism deals with how electrically charged particles interact with each other and with magnetic fields.

Electrons : The picture you often see of electrons as small objects circling a nucleus in well defined "orbits" is actually quite wrong. As we now understand it, the electrons aren't really at any one place at any time at all. Instead they exist as a sort of cloud. The cloud can compress to a very small space briefly if you probe it in the right way, but before that it really acts like a spread-out cloud. For example, the electron in a hydrogen atom likes to occupy a spherical volume surrounding the proton. If you think of the proton as the size of a grain of salt, then the electron cloud would have about a ten foot radius. If you probe, you'll probably find the electron somewhere in that region.

What is plasma : The big difference between regular gas and plasma is that in a plasma a fair fraction of the atoms are ionized.  That is, the gas is so hot, and the atoms are slamming around so hard, that some of the electrons are given enough energy to (temporarily) escape their host atoms.  The most important effect of this is that a plasma gains some electrical properties that a non-ionized gas doesn’t have; it becomes conductive and it responds to electrical and magnetic fields.  In fact, this is a great test for whether or not something is a plasma.

References and links:

http://helios.gsfc.nasa.gov/qa_sp_ev.html

https://van.physics.illinois.edu/qa/listing.php?id=2348

http://physics.info/energy/

http://www.askamathematician.com/2011/01/q-if-atoms-are-made-up-of-electrons-protons-and-neutrons-and-the-majority-of-the-volume-of-an-atom-is-space-why-do-things-appear-solid/

http://www.physlink.com/Education/AskExperts/ae569.cfm

http://van.physics.illinois.edu/qa/listing.php?id=1195

https://www.uwgb.edu/dutchs/Petrology/WhatAtomsLookLike.HTM

http://www.askamathematician.com/2013/05/q-is-fire-a-plasma-what-is-plasma/

https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/a-description-of-fire-at-an-atomic-level.421438/

Pic courtesy : www.flavorage.com

#science #scienceeveryday___Fire is just a very hot gas/air. This explanation was counterintuitive to me when I was growing up and learning about science. I expected it to be more special than that.

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2014-12-05 17:03:44 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

So this is how they respect women..

Life in Acheh. ___So this is how they respect women..

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2014-12-05 03:31:50 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

We are all part of the same universe.... Beautiful !

We are all part of the same universe.... Beautiful !___

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2014-12-04 01:53:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

High-five to myself. Its been quite a long time since I was able to run 5km.

High-five to myself. Its been quite a long time since I was able to run 5km.___

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2014-11-28 01:12:03 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Breakfast, anyone?

Breakfast, anyone?___

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2014-11-27 15:47:15 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I'm going to bet that your confirmation bias is going to make you ignore this as just another anomaly in fundamental Islam. You're going to continue being the tolerant, apologetic person that you are.

Pakistan is a disgraceful s**t-hole of a failed state. This is nothing short of fascist control of free expression, a concept seeming so alien to Islam that it makes me a self-confessed Islamophobe.___I'm going to bet that your confirmation bias is going to make you ignore this as just another anomaly in fundamental Islam. You're going to continue being the tolerant, apologetic person that you are.

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2014-11-26 18:57:20 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Taken with the +Sony Xperia  Z3. My short review for the camera after using it for about 1 week: Great hardware, really bad application. The app makes it really hard to take great pictures. I have decided to abandon the Sony app and use Google's Camera app instead - which is really simple to use, and still takes great pictures. Of course, this means I won't be able to use the dedicated camera button on the phone, which will always launch Sony's own camera app, but I'm willing to sacrifice this small luxury for a more usable experience.

And everthing else about the phone? Its a great phone, with outstanding battery life and really good build quality. Charging the phone is bit of a hassle and nearly impossible in the dark (I usually only connect the charger before I go to sleep). But I'm willing to accept that as the flaps are necessary to make the phone waterproof.

Taken with the +Sony Xperia  Z3. My short review for the camera after using it for about 1 week: Great hardware, really bad application. The app makes it really hard to take great pictures. I have decided to abandon the Sony app and use Google's Camera app instead - which is really simple to use, and still takes great pictures. Of course, this means I won't be able to use the dedicated camera button on the phone, which will always launch Sony's own camera app, but I'm willing to sacrifice this small luxury for a more usable experience.

And everthing else about the phone? Its a great phone, with outstanding battery life and really good build quality. Charging the phone is bit of a hassle and nearly impossible in the dark (I usually only connect the charger before I go to sleep). But I'm willing to accept that as the flaps are necessary to make the phone waterproof.___

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2014-11-25 05:26:39 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Its pretty hot.

Its pretty hot.___

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2014-11-25 05:14:59 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Today's edition of fried rice.

Today's edition of fried rice.___

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2014-11-23 22:38:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Lame, pathetic, wimpy. 

Lame, pathetic, wimpy. ___

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2014-11-23 00:33:58 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I would have loved if the tiny insect was in sharper focus, but this is already impressive for a smartphone camera. This picture is cropped from the original size. Taken with the Sony Xperia Z3

I would have loved if the tiny insect was in sharper focus, but this is already impressive for a smartphone camera. This picture is cropped from the original size. Taken with the Sony Xperia Z3___

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2014-11-21 17:52:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I might start to become a Sony fanboy. 
+Fauzi Kasiran 

Kudos to Sony for listening: The company just pushed out an update that removes that awful permanent shortcut to its content store on the Z3 devices.___I might start to become a Sony fanboy. 
+Fauzi Kasiran 

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2014-11-18 17:30:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

And Nokia is back!

And Nokia is back!___

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2014-11-15 01:37:39 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Happy birthday +Aida Hazlan​!

Happy birthday +Aida Hazlan​!___

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2014-11-15 00:33:48 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Malaysia, always in the spotlight for the wrong reasons. 
#Malaysiaboleh

Can anyone guess where this hazard was reported___Malaysia, always in the spotlight for the wrong reasons. 
#Malaysiaboleh

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2014-11-01 17:22:42 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Nope, milk does not make your bones stronger. A new study published in the British Medical Journal from researchers in Uppsala University in Sweden suggests that consuming more milk could actually be associated with higher mortality and bone fractures in women and higher mortality in men.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2014/10/31/study-milk-may-not-be-very-good-for-bones-or-the-body/?tid=pm_pop

Nope, milk does not make your bones stronger. A new study published in the British Medical Journal from researchers in Uppsala University in Sweden suggests that consuming more milk could actually be associated with higher mortality and bone fractures in women and higher mortality in men.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2014/10/31/study-milk-may-not-be-very-good-for-bones-or-the-body/?tid=pm_pop___

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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. ___

2014-10-22 01:05:59 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +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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2014-10-21 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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2014-10-16 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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2014-10-16 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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2014-10-15 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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2014-10-14 00:23:33 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +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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2014-10-13 22:44:39 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Because science.

Scientific Consensus. ___Because science.

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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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2014-10-01 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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2014-09-18 17:55:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Late dinner.

Late dinner.___

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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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2014-09-17 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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2014-09-16 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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2014-09-15 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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2014-09-13 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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2014-09-13 18:03:49 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Behold, the clickbait master.

Behold, the clickbait master.___

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