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Lauren Weinstein has been at 9 events

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Lauren Weinstein383,608*Hangout On Air to discuss the EU "Right To Be Forgotten" (RTBF).* // Good? Bad? Savior? Slippery slope toward disaster? A tool for individual fairness? A path toward dictatorial control over Internet content? Should it be applied globally? How would Vladimir Putin use such a tool? Or Chinese leaders? Or rulers in other countries where speaking out against political leaders is a crime? Can RTBF be constrained without exploding into a nightmare? // This HOA is currently scheduled for noon PDT on Friday 15 May. It is subject to rescheduling or cancellation as necessary. *Please indicate if you are potentially interested in participating or viewing as soon as possible.* Thanks!Discussing the EU "Right To Be Forgotten" (RTBF)2015-05-15 21:00:001  
Lauren Weinstein383,608*Hangout On Air to discuss the EU "Right To Be Forgotten" (RTBF).* // Good? Bad? Savior? Slippery slope toward disaster? A tool for individual fairness? A path toward dictatorial control over Internet content? Should it be applied globally? How would Vladimir Putin use such a tool? Or Chinese leaders? Or rulers in other countries where speaking out against political leaders is a crime? Can RTBF be constrained without exploding into a nightmare? // This HOA is currently scheduled for noon PDT on Friday 15 May. It is subject to rescheduling or cancellation as necessary. *Please indicate if you are potentially interested in participating or viewing as soon as possible.* Thanks!Discussing the EU "Right To Be Forgotten" (RTBF)2015-05-15 21:00:008  
Google+10,417,226The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033855  
Lauren Weinstein383,608*Hangout On Air: Discussing Congress Without Obscenities* - As of 1 PM PDT, the U.S. Senate leadership has supposedly reached a very short term deal to end the federal government shutdown and temporarily raise the debt ceiling. The fate of this package in the House is still decidedly unclear. Regardless of what Congress does right now, we're going to be in the same mess again likely in a matter of weeks or months. Let's _Discuss Congress Without Obscenities_ this evening. What's _really_ going on?  Is the GOP still even really a _political party_ any more? If not, _what are they?_  And _can we even discuss this without the constant use of invectives?_  Let's at least try. This HOA is currently scheduled for 7:30 PM PDT this evening. It is subject to change or cancellation as events warrant.  Thanks!Hangout On Air: Discussing Congress Without Obscenities2013-10-17 04:30:0012  
Lauren Weinstein383,608*Discussion of controversy surrounding new +1 automatic "highlighted posting" sharing on Google+.* Positives, negatives, benefits, problems, suggestions. Specific use case examples encouraged. Rescheduled to earlier in day per requests. Now scheduled for 1 PM PDT. Subject to change or cancellation if necessary. Thanks. - LaurenDiscuss Issues re New +1 Automatic Sharing on Google+ (Hangout On Air)2013-07-12 22:00:0011  
Google AdSense1,633,062Join the live Hangout on Air with Susan Wojcicki, SVP of Advertising and Commerce, and three AdSense publishers to celebrate our 10th anniversary. We'll share stories from the early days and discuss the future for publishers and online advertising. We'll add the Hangout On Air link to this event page when the session begins on June 18th at 10am PDT (5pm GMT). Hope to see you there!  Submit a live question about AdSense to Susan using the hashtag #adsense10onair. Please note that she won't be able to address individual account questions.Celebrate AdSense 10 with Susan Wojcicki2013-06-18 19:00:005036  
Life at Google2,389,147Join us on June 17 at noon PDT (7:00pm UTC) for a Hangout on Air with Google's technical support team, gTech. They’ll discuss the way that they touch all Google products and support both the technical and sales sides of the business. To watch the Hangout, just look for the post at www.google.com/+LifeatGoogle on June 17. We hope to see you then! If you have questions for the panel, please add them to our Moderator page: http://goo.gl/fohEZ Learn more about our gTech opportunities, please visit: http://goo.gl/Yh7rfHangout on Air: gTech - Re-imagining technical support2013-06-17 21:00:00245  
Lauren Weinstein383,608*Hangout On Air* - Rational discussion of the NSA/PRISM story: Likely realities vs. fantasies, etc. By popular demand, expanded to discussion of today's leak regarding administration cyberwar planning. [Subject to change or cancellation.]NSA Surveillance and PRISM (and today's Cyberwar leak)2013-06-08 05:30:0013  
Life at Google2,389,147Join us on June 6 at 12:30pm JST (3:30am UTC) for a panel conversation with 3 Engineering Leaders from Google Tokyo. They’ll share the exciting projects in development and what it’s like working and living in Tokyo. To watch the Hangout, just look for the post at www.google.com/+LifeatGoogle. We hope to see you then! Learn more about our Tokyo Office and our opportunities at: http://goo.gl/OtzbTHangout on Air: Driving Innovation in Google Tokyo2013-06-06 05:30:00289  

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2015-07-05 18:48:09 (33 comments, 5 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-06 02:33:16 (2 comments, 14 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

I've posted this before. It's worth a repeat.

Most plusones: 33

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2015-07-05 18:48:09 (33 comments, 5 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-07 17:34:37 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

By the way, that second entry below: Can you step up and step down depending on the situation, is a particularly fascinating one as it very much applies within Google in my experience. To put it another way, are you comfortable and willing to take on different roles both horizontally and vertically as situations warrant?

These are the four attributes that will land you a job at Google. Which do you have? Which do you need to work on? http://goo.gl/RwZpbY___By the way, that second entry below: Can you step up and step down depending on the situation, is a particularly fascinating one as it very much applies within Google in my experience. To put it another way, are you comfortable and willing to take on different roles both horizontally and vertically as situations warrant?

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2015-07-07 17:27:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

// An official from a eurozone nation said that Greece's failure to bring clear proposals to an earlier meeting of finance ministers caused widespread frustration. Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos instead made a presentation and discussed key issues. "Everybody was angry," said the official, who asked not to be identified because he was commenting on a closed meeting. //

// An official from a eurozone nation said that Greece's failure to bring clear proposals to an earlier meeting of finance ministers caused widespread frustration. Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos instead made a presentation and discussed key issues. "Everybody was angry," said the official, who asked not to be identified because he was commenting on a closed meeting. //___

2015-07-07 17:08:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Note the full sword rack in the background of the bottle opening video. She can take care of herself.

Note the full sword rack in the background of the bottle opening video. She can take care of herself.___

2015-07-07 16:39:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

One might suggest that such amateurism as is described in this article will not well serve the Greek people. // Greece left its European partners empty handed Tuesday after failing to present written bailout proposals at an emergency meeting in Brussels, dealing a possible setback to attempts at salvaging the country’s financial rescue before banks run out of cash. The surprise twist further complicated Greece’s last-ditch effort to renew the flow of European funds and keep the country from slipping deeper into financial chaos and possibly being pitched out of the common currency. //

One might suggest that such amateurism as is described in this article will not well serve the Greek people. // Greece left its European partners empty handed Tuesday after failing to present written bailout proposals at an emergency meeting in Brussels, dealing a possible setback to attempts at salvaging the country’s financial rescue before banks run out of cash. The surprise twist further complicated Greece’s last-ditch effort to renew the flow of European funds and keep the country from slipping deeper into financial chaos and possibly being pitched out of the common currency. //___

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2015-07-07 16:31:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Some Velvet Morning - Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood (1967)

Some Velvet Morning - Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood (1967)___

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2015-07-07 16:17:00 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

1975

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2015-07-07 15:59:16 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-07 15:52:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Director Ishirô Honda and friend on the set of the original Godzilla film (ゴジラ, Gojira) - 1954. And do check out the Doodle tribute to Honda today on the Google homepage - www.google.com

Director Ishirô Honda and friend on the set of the original Godzilla film (ゴジラ, Gojira) - 1954. And do check out the Doodle tribute to Honda today on the Google homepage - www.google.com___

2015-07-07 15:29:45 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Within the next six months, will the Euro drop to or below parity with the Dollar (that is, will a single Euro be worth the same as a single Dollar or even less)?

Within the next six months, will the Euro drop to or below parity with the Dollar (that is, will a single Euro be worth the same as a single Dollar or even less)?___

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2015-07-07 14:52:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-07 03:37:15 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Shirley Temple (and goat) between takes on the set of Heidi (1937).

Shirley Temple (and goat) between takes on the set of Heidi (1937).___

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2015-07-07 02:26:01 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Executive Summary: Looks like Donald Trump hires undocumented workers. 

Executive Summary: Looks like Donald Trump hires undocumented workers. ___

2015-07-07 02:16:13 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-07 02:10:41 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-06 23:31:28 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

 // Privacy and human rights advocates are having a field day picking through a massive leak purporting to show spyware developer Hacking Team's most candid moments, including documents that appear to contradict the company's carefully scripted PR campaign.

"Imagine this: a leak on WikiLeaks showing YOU explaining the evilest technology on earth! :-)," Hacking Team CEO David Vincenzetti wrote in a June 8 e-mail to company employees including Walter Furlan, whose LinkedIn profile lists him as the international sales engineer of the spyware developer. "You would be demonized by our dearest friends the activists, and normal people would point their fingers at you."

Other documents suggested the US FBI was among the customers paying for software that allowed targets to be surreptitiously surveilled as they used computers or smartphones. According to one... more »

 // Privacy and human rights advocates are having a field day picking through a massive leak purporting to show spyware developer Hacking Team's most candid moments, including documents that appear to contradict the company's carefully scripted PR campaign.

"Imagine this: a leak on WikiLeaks showing YOU explaining the evilest technology on earth! :-)," Hacking Team CEO David Vincenzetti wrote in a June 8 e-mail to company employees including Walter Furlan, whose LinkedIn profile lists him as the international sales engineer of the spyware developer. "You would be demonized by our dearest friends the activists, and normal people would point their fingers at you."

Other documents suggested the US FBI was among the customers paying for software that allowed targets to be surreptitiously surveilled as they used computers or smartphones. According to one spreadsheet first reported by Wired, the FBI paid Hacking Team more than $773,226.64 since 2011 for services related to the Hacking Team product known as "Remote Control Service," which is also marketed under the name "Galileo." One spreadsheet column listed simply as "Exploit" is marked "yes" for a sale in 2012, an indication Hacking Group may have bundled some sort of attack code that remotely hijacked targets' computers or phones. Previously, the FBI has been known to have wielded a Firefox exploit to decloak child pornography suspects using Tor. //___

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2015-07-06 23:07:14 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-06 22:57:39 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

AP // Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he got Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, and he admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman and "other people," according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press. The AP had gone to court to compel the release of the documents; Cosby's lawyers had objected on the grounds that it would embarrass their client. //

AP // Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he got Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, and he admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman and "other people," according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press. The AP had gone to court to compel the release of the documents; Cosby's lawyers had objected on the grounds that it would embarrass their client. //___

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2015-07-06 18:30:58 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

UI Fail: How Our User interfaces Help to Ruin Lives

http://lauren.vortex.com/archive/001112.html

A couple of months ago, in "Seeking Anecdotes Regarding 'Older' Persons' Use of Web Services" (http://lauren.vortex.com/archive/001103.html), I asked for stories and comments regarding experiences that older users have had with modern Web systems, with an emphasis on possible problems and frustrations.

I purposely did not define "older" -- with the result that responses arrived from users (or regarding users) self-identifying as ages ranging from their 30s to well into their 90s (suggesting that "older" is largely a point of view rather than an absolute).

Response rates were much higher than I had anticipated, driven significantly by the gracious endorsement of my survey by Leo Notenboom of "ASK LEO!"... more »

UI Fail: How Our User interfaces Help to Ruin Lives

http://lauren.vortex.com/archive/001112.html

A couple of months ago, in "Seeking Anecdotes Regarding 'Older' Persons' Use of Web Services" (http://lauren.vortex.com/archive/001103.html), I asked for stories and comments regarding experiences that older users have had with modern Web systems, with an emphasis on possible problems and frustrations.

I purposely did not define "older" -- with the result that responses arrived from users (or regarding users) self-identifying as ages ranging from their 30s to well into their 90s (suggesting that "older" is largely a point of view rather than an absolute).

Response rates were much higher than I had anticipated, driven significantly by the gracious endorsement of my survey by Leo Notenboom of "ASK LEO!" (http://askleo.com), who went out on a limb and assured his large readership that I was not some loony out to steal their personal information.

Before I began the survey I had some preconceived notions of how the results would appear. Some of these were proven correct, but overall the responses also contained many surprises, often both depressing and tragic in scope.

I had not anticipated the amount of details -- and in particular of highly personal details -- that would arrive in these surveys.

It was immediately obvious that many of these respondents were long frustrated by these issues, and viewed the survey as finally an opportunity to get these concerns off their chests. Much of what they described was heartbreaking. 

What was perhaps most surprising was that a deep data dive was not necessary to see the common themes -- they stuck out like a sore thumb from the very first responses onward.

And many of the problems cited are solely our faults, our responsibilities, our shame.

Responses poured in both as first-person reports and as testimonials by family, friends, caregivers, and other persons acting as "tech support" (often remote tech support) for older users.

Any stereotypes about "older" users were quickly quashed.

While some of the users had indeed never had much computer experience, a vast number of responses involved highly skilled, technologically-savvy individuals -- often engineers themselves -- who had helped build the information age but now felt themselves being left behind by Web designers who simply don't seem to care about them at all.

While issues of privacy and security were frequently mentioned in responses, as were matters relating to fundamental service capabilities, issues and problems relating to user interfaces themselves were by far the dominant theme.

Some of these were obvious.

There is enormous, widespread frustration with the trend toward low-contrast interfaces and fonts, gray fonts on gray backgrounds and all the rest. Pretty, but unreadable to many with aging eyes (and keep in mind, visual acuity usually begins to drop by the time we've started our 20s).

Many respondents noted that screen magnifiers can't help in such situations -- they just end up with a big low-contrast blob rather than a small low-contrast blob.

But then we really get into the deeper nitty-gritty of UI concerns. It's a long and painful list.

Hidden menus. Obscure interface elements (e.g., tiny upside-down arrows). Interface and menu elements that only appear if you've moused over a particular location on the display. Interface elements that are so small or ephemeral that they can be a challenge to click even if you still have the motor skills of youth. The list goes on and on.

And beyond this, there is even more frustration with what's viewed as undocumented and unnecessary changes in interfaces.

For a user with fading memory (another attribute that begins to surface relatively early in life) the sudden change of an icon from a wrench to a gear, or a change in a commonly used icon's position, can trigger such frustration that users who could most benefit from these systems -- especially for basic communications -- become embarrassed and, not wanting to ask for help, give up and withdraw back into deadly isolation.

These were by far the most repeated themes in responses -- concerns regarding the rapid and seemingly arbitrary changes of hard to find, see, and click UI elements and associated menu/command functionalities.

The frustration of caregivers in these contexts was palpable. 

They'd teach an older user how to use a key service like Web-based mail to communicate with their loved ones, only to discover that a sudden UI change caused them to give up in frustration and not want to try again. When the caregiver isn't local the situation is even worse. While remote access software has proven a great boon in such situations, they're often too complex for the user to set up or fix by themselves when something goes wrong, remaining cut off until the caregiver is back in their physical presence.

I could go on, but you get the idea. With subtle variations in details, I was seeing the same sad stories over and over again as I poured through the survey responses.

We have failed a user population that not only needs our services but for whom our communication services -- including social media -- can make sometimes critical improvements in their lives, especially in helping them not withdraw into isolated oblivion.

We could argue about the motivations, history, and policies that brought us to this current state of affairs, but I'm much more interested in solutions.

So I have a modest suggestion.

I would like to see major Web services commit themselves to the proposition of providing optional and easily enabled "basic interfaces" to their main services, alongside the existing "primary" interfaces.

We're not talking "dumbed-down" interfaces here. We're talking about UIs that feature clear menus, obvious and easy to click icons, and most importantly, that would be supported for important functionalities for significantly longer periods of time than the rapidly evolving primary interfaces themselves.

This is most assuredly not a question of halting innovation, but rather of respecting the differing needs of different users at various stages of their lives.

And frankly, I suspect that "basic" interfaces as described would be widely welcomed by significant numbers of users irrespective of their ages.

I have some detailed thoughts on how such basic interfaces might be structured and deployed vis-a-vis primary interfaces, but I won't bore you with that here.

What's important right now is that we commit ourselves to the proposition that we need to better serve all users, and that our current largely one-size-fits-all user interface methodologies are actively working against this crucial concept.

Thankfully, accomplishing this doesn't require any artificial intelligence breakthroughs or rocket science. It requires only that we agree that these users are important and that we allocate reasonable resources toward these solutions.

As an industry, we seem to be great at coming up with high-end services to better serve the young and elite.

It's time that we put the same efforts into better serving everyone else as well.

-- Lauren --___

2015-07-06 15:47:18 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

It would be wonderful if Silicon Valley turned more of its talent toward services that help ordinary people with average and below-average incomes, rather than more and more fancy services for the elite.

It would be wonderful if Silicon Valley turned more of its talent toward services that help ordinary people with average and below-average incomes, rather than more and more fancy services for the elite.___

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2015-07-06 15:39:55 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

More to this than meets the eye.

More to this than meets the eye.___

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2015-07-06 06:45:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-06 06:38:29 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-06 06:35:59 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

// ATHENS: Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis on Monday said he was resigning, in a shock announcement despite the government having secured a resounding victory for the 'No' vote in the country's referendum on bailout conditions. //

// ATHENS: Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis on Monday said he was resigning, in a shock announcement despite the government having secured a resounding victory for the 'No' vote in the country's referendum on bailout conditions. //___

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2015-07-06 05:31:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-06 05:18:04 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Another family wiped out by a family member with a gun.

Another family wiped out by a family member with a gun.___

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2015-07-06 04:48:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-06 04:41:53 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

A year from now, will Greece still be using the Euro as their primary form of currency?

A year from now, will Greece still be using the Euro as their primary form of currency?___

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2015-07-06 04:35:53 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-06 03:50:37 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I want to make something very clear here about how I view the Greece situation. I have nothing but respect for Greece and the Greek people. I have nothing but disdain for their current government however, which I believe is leading them down a pandering path of economic disaster for political purposes. I believe this government has directly lied to its people about the scope of the current situation and continues to do so, wrapping important economic issues in the flag with heavy doses of nationalism. We've seen this before in other parts of the world. It never ends well. This government (and previous ones) have done the Greek people no favors through lax tax enforcement and short term attempts to paper over fundamental discontinuities in the Greek economy. While it certainly is true that other forces -- Eurozone and IMF policies, banking arrangements and deals, it's a long list -- have... more »

I want to make something very clear here about how I view the Greece situation. I have nothing but respect for Greece and the Greek people. I have nothing but disdain for their current government however, which I believe is leading them down a pandering path of economic disaster for political purposes. I believe this government has directly lied to its people about the scope of the current situation and continues to do so, wrapping important economic issues in the flag with heavy doses of nationalism. We've seen this before in other parts of the world. It never ends well. This government (and previous ones) have done the Greek people no favors through lax tax enforcement and short term attempts to paper over fundamental discontinuities in the Greek economy. While it certainly is true that other forces -- Eurozone and IMF policies, banking arrangements and deals, it's a long list -- have contributed directly to this situation, and it's also true that historical issues and comparisons can be invoked -- these do not realistically move the ball forward in terms of helping the Greek people now, and I am convinced that the current stance of the Greek government is leading toward disaster now.___

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2015-07-06 02:33:16 (2 comments, 14 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

I've posted this before. It's worth a repeat.

I've posted this before. It's worth a repeat.___

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2015-07-06 02:06:24 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

"(Google Plus has since all but fizzled out and been broken up into different pieces.)" // SAY WHAT?

"(Google Plus has since all but fizzled out and been broken up into different pieces.)" // SAY WHAT?___

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2015-07-06 02:04:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-06 01:45:01 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-06 01:44:18 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-06 01:18:09 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-05 22:54:52 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-05 21:44:22 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

The word is GREXIT -- you'll be seeing it a lot.

The word is GREXIT -- you'll be seeing it a lot.___

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2015-07-05 21:34:16 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Celebrating their own suicide. How quaint, and how sad. // But initial reaction from European officials suggested they were unmoved by the result, and had no intention to yield. “The E.U. is not a make-a-wish club in which a single member sets the rules and the others pay the bill,” tweeted Julia Klöckner, deputy chairwoman of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party. Germany’s deputy chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, said Greece had “destroyed the last bridges across which Europe and Greece could have moved toward a compromise.” //

Celebrating their own suicide. How quaint, and how sad. // But initial reaction from European officials suggested they were unmoved by the result, and had no intention to yield. “The E.U. is not a make-a-wish club in which a single member sets the rules and the others pay the bill,” tweeted Julia Klöckner, deputy chairwoman of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party. Germany’s deputy chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, said Greece had “destroyed the last bridges across which Europe and Greece could have moved toward a compromise.” //___

2015-07-05 20:56:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Agreed. There were aspects of the new interface I liked but I had hoped the problems with basic ops and truncated entries would have been dealt with (do you know how many entries I have that start with AT&T and now look virtually identical?). 

Wondering who designed, and who tested, the "improved" Google contacts interface (as displayed  in Chrome on a Mac). It is a disgrace. I get to see all my recent conversations with someone - cool - but what if I want to do something basic, like look up their address? Oh, wait, it's in a popup that isn't wide enough to show the whole address field if I have a lot of data in the record, and the only way to see it all is with a mouseover, but to copy it, you have to go into edit mode. (Clicking on the field opens a map.  Whoopee! 

Note to developers: once you have basic features working, don't break them when you add new, "cool" features.

This interface is a huge step backwards.  Something that used to be accomplished with one click now takes three or four. 

And exiting from a single card is also incredibly awkward!___Agreed. There were aspects of the new interface I liked but I had hoped the problems with basic ops and truncated entries would have been dealt with (do you know how many entries I have that start with AT&T and now look virtually identical?). 

2015-07-05 20:50:07 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Yeah, it's a little bit depressing Thought for the Day: I'll admit I cringe a bit when I hear someone say "I really like ancient technology!" and they're referring to something I helped develop.

Yeah, it's a little bit depressing Thought for the Day: I'll admit I cringe a bit when I hear someone say "I really like ancient technology!" and they're referring to something I helped develop.___

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2015-07-05 20:22:02 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

An alternative point of view: As We Age, Smartphones Don't Make Us Stupid -- They're Our Saviors - http://lauren.vortex.com/archive/001094.html

An alternative point of view: As We Age, Smartphones Don't Make Us Stupid -- They're Our Saviors - http://lauren.vortex.com/archive/001094.html___

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2015-07-05 20:17:02 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

What do you mean we already sold the drachma coin dies and printing plates on eBay?

What do you mean we already sold the drachma coin dies and printing plates on eBay?___

2015-07-05 20:04:59 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Bulletin: Donald Trump says he could solve the financial crisis in Greece since he loves moussaka and is very rich. He also says that he assumes most people in Greece are criminals and rapists, but that there are some good Greek people, too.

Bulletin: Donald Trump says he could solve the financial crisis in Greece since he loves moussaka and is very rich. He also says that he assumes most people in Greece are criminals and rapists, but that there are some good Greek people, too.___

2015-07-05 19:57:43 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

When did you first learn about the Greek financial crisis?

When did you first learn about the Greek financial crisis?___

2015-07-05 19:52:51 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Snark will be deleted.

Snark will be deleted.___

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2015-07-05 18:48:09 (33 comments, 5 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-05 17:14:36 (33 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

The current government is fried either way. The "deal" being voted on no longer exists. This vote is like asking someone who bought a new car on credit whether or not they still want to pay for it. The answer may be no, but won't change the minds of the creditors. Greeks have entrusted their government to idiots -- now they must bear the full consequences. Sorry. // Earlier, when Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis arrived at a polling station in Athens, he was asked by Sky News why people should believe him when he said the banks would re-open on Tuesday when they were running out of money. He replied: "You're spoiling a celebration with impertinent questions." When asked again, he was silent. //

The current government is fried either way. The "deal" being voted on no longer exists. This vote is like asking someone who bought a new car on credit whether or not they still want to pay for it. The answer may be no, but won't change the minds of the creditors. Greeks have entrusted their government to idiots -- now they must bear the full consequences. Sorry. // Earlier, when Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis arrived at a polling station in Athens, he was asked by Sky News why people should believe him when he said the banks would re-open on Tuesday when they were running out of money. He replied: "You're spoiling a celebration with impertinent questions." When asked again, he was silent. //___

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2015-07-05 08:35:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Crooked right-wing YouTube poll ads, both on the same watch page. Designed to trick users into clicking on YES or NO believing that's the actual poll, when in reality they're clicking through to another site. By my understanding of the YT ToS, this is a violation. It is also (AFAIK) a violation for the ad to have no indication of who is sponsoring it.

Crooked right-wing YouTube poll ads, both on the same watch page. Designed to trick users into clicking on YES or NO believing that's the actual poll, when in reality they're clicking through to another site. By my understanding of the YT ToS, this is a violation. It is also (AFAIK) a violation for the ad to have no indication of who is sponsoring it.___

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2015-07-05 08:34:33 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Crooked right-wing YouTube poll ads, both on the same watch page. Designed to trick users into clicking on YES or NO believing that's the actual poll, when in reality they're clicking through to another site. By my understanding of the YT ToS, this is a violation. It is also (AFAIK) a violation for the ad to have no indication of who is sponsoring it.

Crooked right-wing YouTube poll ads, both on the same watch page. Designed to trick users into clicking on YES or NO believing that's the actual poll, when in reality they're clicking through to another site. By my understanding of the YT ToS, this is a violation. It is also (AFAIK) a violation for the ad to have no indication of who is sponsoring it.___

2015-07-05 04:01:20 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Activate the spindizzies Thought for the Day: Bulletin: In a new plan to avoid debt repayment, Greek voters have chosen to leave the Eurozone and the Planet Earth, with Athens designated as first to depart. "Let's just see Merkel catch us now in some old BMW!" Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was quoted as saying, as he stuffed suitcases full of Euros.

Activate the spindizzies Thought for the Day: Bulletin: In a new plan to avoid debt repayment, Greek voters have chosen to leave the Eurozone and the Planet Earth, with Athens designated as first to depart. "Let's just see Merkel catch us now in some old BMW!" Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was quoted as saying, as he stuffed suitcases full of Euros.___

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