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John Blossom123,177End of the Mayan calendar got you down? Celebrate the destruction of the universe on this On-Air Hangout! What are your predictions for the end of time? What will you do with all that spare time? Come join us - if we're all still here...Celebrate the Apocalypse on 12-21-12!2012-12-21 18:30:0010 

John Hardy didn't vote for Abbott has been shared in 165 public circles

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Noah Wesley16,318This is a public circle of Photographers and Photography loversTo increase your chances of inclusion in future circles please leave a comment when sharing the circle.If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include +ORIGINAL AUTHENTIC PHOTOGRAPHERS  • Comment on this postIf you like what you find in this circle, please share it with your followers to help these individuals reach a wider audience. I will share more circles of those I find Inspiring in the future#beautifulpictures #beautifulplaces #amazingphotos #port_moresby #papua_new_guinea #wasu #ominican_republic #dominican_republic #santo_domingo #jamaica #jamaica #kingston #jamaica #montego_bay #puerto_rico #puerto_rico #san_juan #costa_rica #costa_rica #san_jose #guatemala #guatemala #guatemala_city #mexico #mexico #acapulco #mexico #cancun #mexico #guadalajara #mexico #mexico_city #mexico 2015-01-06 06:54:13473333
Christian kaysen2,781↦ follow me (so I can include you)↦ ↦ share the circle (public or to a public community)↦ ↦ if you want, delete the last circle share↦ ↦ no plussing, no comments, no obligation,↦ just share it and circle the profile above#Circle#Sharers#Engagers#Followers#AddCircle#CoolPeople#Influencers#CircleShare#PublicCircle#ShareCircles#CircleSharing#Awesomepeople#CircleOfTheDay#ShareAndBeShared#ConnectingTheWorld#CircleShareExperiment#CoolPeople#Influencers#CircleShare#PublicCircle#ShareCircles#CircleSharing#Awesomepeople#CircleOfTheDay#ShareAndBeShared#ConnectingTheWorld#CircleShareExperiment#круглим #кругляши #обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  2015-01-01 13:23:26233011
Михаил Пушкарев420#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger #bloggers 2015-01-01 08:18:41500001
Михаил Пушкарев420#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger #bloggers 2015-01-01 08:18:30500003
Михаил Пушкарев301#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger #bloggers 2014-12-20 08:13:59500103
Михаил Пушкарев0#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger #bloggers 2014-12-13 08:06:48496213
Susannah Birch5,126AUSTRALIAN FRUIT SALAD CIRCLEHere is a selection of interesting and active people on Google Plus. You'll find a mix of politics, humor, bloggers, businesses, photographers and who knows what else! Enjoy!  #Aussie   #Australia   #Circle  #Circles #Sharing #Engagers  2014-11-18 23:41:0343111
Michael Junghans10,859A big thank you. Great to be connected with you :-)Please share | +#sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare   #circlesharing   #teamelite   #teamelitecircle   #teameliteengagercircle    #sharedcircle #cerchiacondivisa   #condividicerchia   #cerchiadiitaliani   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #circleshare  #bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google   #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare 2014-10-26 18:14:54501839
Becky Collins17,256Entrepreneurs & Freelancers Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-07 05:03:534473015
Able Lawrence100,166100K Engagers Celebration Circle Thank you all those who have followed me and engaged with my posts and taking me to the milestone of 100,000 followers. Goolge+ has been an exhilarating journey of 3 years and I would like to thank all those who have followed me and engaged on my posts whether they were on Science or Birds or Technology. The circle has been created using  * +Circloscope * which is the work of +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh All of you are free to share your favorite posts in the comments and also reshare this circle. If you are included in the circle, you will get a notification.  2014-07-17 17:22:18340491787
Ole Olson46,666This is my original circle of progressives on G+. Add it for some hard hitting, unapologetic political information geared toward activating forward progress in America. 2014-06-28 03:56:553636518
Michael Ginsburg284#sharedcircle  of #Australians  on Google+. Over 1400 people in the circle but Google+ only allows to share 500 at a time.If you want to be added to the circle, please like and comment (so I am not accused of spamming) and also I need to be able to verify you are in #australia . Pages welcome provided again they are #Australian  and I can verify that. If there is a lot of interest from pages, I might consider starting a separate circle for #Australian pages.2014-05-22 00:25:16501414
Paul Snedden16,109Advance Australia ShareThe CircleWhat an absolutely amazing response I got after I asked for your favourite #Aussie  G+ers. Here is the circle, as promised, with 372 amazing reasons why I love this great country of ours.There's a lot of people to thank, so here goes.The Contributors+Mz Maau +Charles Strebor +Jaana Nyström +Kamal Tailor +Lady Fran W +Clint Fudge +Kära Cathryn +Stephen Lord +Phillip Tyson +Kathryn van Nieuwkerk +Belinda Kamel +Paul Pavlinovich +Alizah MacLeod +James Brown +Chris Anderson +Neale Oxley +Aleta Curry +Shinae Choi Robinson +2014-05-11 11:36:433721662548
andi steven320please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-09 04:02:2150111514
Maksim Tauzhnyanskiy1,193#1 Делюсь с вами активным кругом! Хотите много общения и +1? тогда этот круг для вас ;)Активные пользователи которыми я горжусь! ;Р__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddMeToYourCircles #AddPeople #Affiliate #afo #AllSortsOfPeople #Art #AstroPhotography #AuthorCircle #Authorshelpingauthors #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomeIdeas #AwesomeIndividuals #AwesomeJuice #AwesomeNess #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #Best #bestengager2014-05-08 07:40:55482271431
Tourej Ansari16,188My new Worldwide circle of travelerPlease plus, comment add and share! These are people that will share and re-post your circles and other content you produce. This circle contains people who have Plussed my posts within the last few weeks.#CircleShare #SharedCircles #Circle #CircleOfTheDay #SharedPublicCircles #GooglePlusTips #Google+ #Google #teamelitecircle #Hearingaids #Hearing #PublicCircle #SocialMedia #Engagers #TeamElite #Circles #EliteInnerCircle #HearingLoss 2014-05-05 10:00:50483241545
Ryan Johnson2,352sharedcircle   #publiccircleshare     #circleshare     #circleoftheday  #circleshares     #circlesharing     #circlesshare    #publicsharedcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircle   #todayspublicsharedcircle  #todayssharedcircle     #publiccircle   #circle     #circles    #awesome   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #shareyourcircle     #bestengagers   #followers   #followback     #awesomecircles  #topsharedcircle   #topsharedcircle     #myseoissocial     #besocial     #socializethesocial     #trust   #circles   #sharedcircle     #followers      #social     #socialnetworking     2014-04-16 05:12:352629212
Shashi S5,567Circle of Great Engagers________________________There is no doubt this is one of the most powerful group of engager's who will make your time of exploring worthwhile in Google Plus. Share and enjoy...Sorry if I missed anyone. Please comment I'll include you in the next shared circle. :)Also, This is a Great Circle and includes Google+   #TopEngagers : really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.Top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - share the circle (include yourself) *3 - add +1 to the post4 - *Start something new and share with the world of google plusMore you share more you get!__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #Friday #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   #influencermarketing #sundaycircle  2014-04-11 10:40:52294211430
John Nuntiatio33,101#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health #tennis #europe   #asia   #america   #africa   #australia   #football   #golf   #basketball   #news  2014-04-09 06:25:5632961213
John Nuntiatio32,035#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health2014-04-02 19:40:104824125
Alister Macintyre42,106Do not confuse this circle with the one I have on Native American Indian interests.  My India Circle has people whose lives have either passed thru the great nation of India, are there now, or interested in India.  My interests range world wide, some nations more than others.  I recently started an Asia circle, and tried to pour into it my circles for Australia, China, Japan, India, some other countries, but bumped into another of G+ silly ceilings.  I have circles for several major regions of the world, including Middle East, Eu-W, and Eu-other.  I also have circles for specific nations like Germany and Haiti.2014-03-27 18:26:53148002
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:45475126
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:00475125
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:45:28475014
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:44:37475126
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:43:264755010
John Nuntiatio29,392#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-10 06:55:19356117
John Nuntiatio29,392#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-10 06:55:003561094
Alister Macintyre41,863Here is my circle of people interested in Asia or actually there.  I tried to add more to this circle (My India circle is bigger) but sometimes G+ won't let me do some things.While I follow the story of MH 370 flight down in Asia, I will be sharing my updates with this circle, and a few others.2014-03-09 23:08:58183212
John Nuntiatio29,361#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-09 11:43:13251109
Ian Archibald16,093Circle of Google PlussersSo, I often get asked Who should I circle?  I say whomever strikes your interest. Find topics of interest and connect with those people who share that interest.I would very much like to share with you "my" circle of Plussers of whom I LOVE to engage with.  There are people in science, sports, networking, technology, comics, art and medicine found inside, and likely some others as well.  I've been spending the last couple years curating this list.I hope that you will connect with some of these folks!Have a great weekend everyone!2014-02-15 01:16:53326182225
Ian Archibald14,517Google PlussersThis would be my circle of other awesome people who I have connected with over the past couple years here on Google+. Some awesome people here!As the cool kids say, These kids are dopeI don't take requests to add to this circle. To be added, engage with me, and the others here. You'll be noticed, trust me.2014-01-27 23:35:29320221629
Ole Olson38,548٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶If you're looking for some of the BEST engagers on Google+, this is it.Top notch commentary, good content support, and some out of this world posts to boot. =========================================I sculpted this circle personally over the last year, and this is it's first full release. The Top Engagers is guaranteed to make your G+ experience better. =========================================    #publicsharedcircles       #publiccircle       #circle         #circles    #thebigcommunity   #kingcircle #topcircleshare   #awesome       #awesomepeople       #shareyourcircle    #circleoftheday         #circleshare       #circlesharing           #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-01-27 09:48:552507711
CircleCount67,537Profiles/Pages having a CircleCount link on their about page.This is the follow up link to this post: https://plus.google.com/+CircleCount/posts/Uoru6vQw9gnThanks for the idea +Luc Suy, these are all awesome people/pages ;)Thanks for using CircleCount to all!2014-01-06 21:45:0633721424
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,563My Christmas Circle Share...have a great christmas and holidays everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-26 03:38:50501314
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,563My Christmas Circle Share...have a great christmas and holidays everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-26 03:37:41494222
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,473My Friday Late Friday Circle Share...have a great weekend everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-22 01:27:26500204
Justin Hart7,625Circle Share for December 20th...nice circle with a great variety of people and content...enjoy! 1. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-21 03:58:12501181135
David Leonhardt2,546I built on the Sunday Circle by +Ian Archibald to spread it even further.Recommended:1. Plus the circle.2. Leave a comment3. Save the circle as one of your own circles (Click on "Add people" to do this).4. Share the circle as I am doing now (but don't forget to "Include yourself" when sharing).5. Get offline for a while, too.  :-).#circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing#followers #social #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshared    #sharedcircleoftheday #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomepeople   #circlecount  #newfollowers   #googleplus  2013-12-16 01:30:4323211213
Ian Archibald9,118Sunday Circle Share of Google PlussersThis is my top circle filled with some of the top Google Plussers, Engagers, and Educators.  You will also find some people you likely don't know, but should.You all know people like +Mike Allton +Michael Q Todd +Christine DeGraff and +Billy Funk who bring the awesome every day. But do you know +Rusty Ferguson +Milan Pavlovic +Steven Krohn +David Oldenburg or +Brandee Sweesy ?  All of whom are simply awesome people who have a lot of great content, and engage!.Add this circle to your own today.  If you have other Engagers, add them to the circle, share it out and tag me in your share. Always looking for more engagers!I would be honoured if you would +1, Comment and Share this circle.Hope you all have a fantastic week!!2013-12-15 14:08:26229221330
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,322Another round of #topengagers  !(Be sure to click READ MORE, it is important if you want to be included in this circle next time)These people shareThese people +1These people create original contentThese people make G+ BetterIf you add this circle, you will, without a doubt, see your engagement soar through the roof.  Guaranteed.  If you were notified, you guessed it, you are already in.To be included in the NEXT top engagers circle this week is easier than ever.1.) Add  +Best Cars 2.) Share this post3.) Keep engaging#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown2013-12-15 05:39:26494202
Brett Gibson5,754It's been a while since I've shared my "Australia" circle (probably 12 months) - *But I do keep it up to date. *Inactive people or Brands are kicked out. New ones are added. So here are the 100+1 (me) Australian's I think that are worth following on G+cc: +Paul Snedden +Kamal Tailor Cheers Gibbo.2013-12-12 03:08:26101938
Francesco Zambelli527#circlesharing   #circleshare   #topengagers   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   a very good circle is being built... to be included you have to1) share this circle2) +1 to this post3) comment it.2013-11-07 19:36:45198117
Johnny Huntington0#webdesign #sharedcircles #webdevelopment  Here is a great shared circle of Professional Web Designers.2013-11-04 13:45:45501003
J.T. Smith40These are all people I was recommended to follow! They are currently in my Temporary circle, and I'll follow them permanently based on their engagement with me in the next day or so! #circleshare    #sharedcircles   #publiccircle   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circlemaster   #circle   #addmetoyourcircles   #addmetocircles   #addmenow   #addmepleasethanks  2013-10-19 19:57:21492207
Silvio De Rossi2,696It's a Circle Time my Google+ #friends! :DThis is super #Sharedcircle of #topengagers, a group of interesting people who share unique and original content. The name of this Circle is #ExplorerCircle!What are you waiting to add them to your circles? :)To be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1) Do +1 t the post2) Comment the post and specify your "category" (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)3) Include the circle among your circles4) Share the circle (include yourself)5) Smile to life, sun in sunshine.Special thanks my dear #friends and #followers:+Raffaele Romeo Arena +Tancredi Matranga +Jasmina Brozović +Sam Stormborn OrmandyHave a good life!#topsharedcircle   #facciamolastoria   #leonardo   #deroplus   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial  #trust #circles  #circleshare  #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social   2013-10-13 18:10:20494712665
Doroteya Delcheva1,214A nice circle to explore G+: ...  to meet people; to discover places; to appreciate the nature; to approach arts, science and technologies; … (updated October 11th, '13)#circles  #circleshare  #sharedcircle  #circlesharing #followers #social2013-10-11 17:09:36490774083
Mario Falcetti20,881A nice circle to explore G+: ...  to meet people; to discover places; to appreciate the nature; to approach arts, science and technologies; … (updated October 11th, '13)#circles  #circleshare  #sharedcircle  #circlesharing #followers #social2013-10-11 16:43:11491279133240
Ole Olson20,256Top Circlers on the GooglesphereI've been sharing one and only one circle per day lately, picking the most interesting ones I've found. My goal is to share a diverse selection of circles, some based on topics like the environment, or interests like scifi, or well designed share circles. Probably about time I share one of my OWN circles for a change!Below is my recently updated Top Circles circle. These folks have a good track record of forging excellent share circles. Add them immediately.  #HashtagZoo  (concept courtesy of +Peter Edenist) #Circles   #Sharedcircles   #PublicCircles   #topcircles   #circlequeen   #circlemaster   #SharingIsCaring  2013-08-15 08:12:489515820
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2015-01-24 00:20:31 (43 comments, 4 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

It's such a sad day when an unelected despot dies ...without being hung upsidedown from a lamp post by his own people.

That's especially the case when that tyrant happened to be ruler of one of the most repressive regimes on the planet. The government of this dictator has already beheaded 15 people in 2015.

Here's is the Beacon of Hope and Democracy's response to his passing: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PXOyIQGm3B0/VMG7RR11JEI/AAAAAAAAW4A/K_OA9IW5Egg/s1600/Screenshot%2B2015-01-22%2Bat%2B7.08.04%2BPM.png

Most reshares: 28

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2015-01-26 00:57:06 (20 comments, 28 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

It's positively un-Australian to be anything other than lethargic on our national day. Crack open a beer and just enjoy your day off. Fuck nationalism.

Most plusones: 42

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2015-01-26 00:57:06 (20 comments, 28 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

It's positively un-Australian to be anything other than lethargic on our national day. Crack open a beer and just enjoy your day off. Fuck nationalism.

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2015-01-26 11:49:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Tony and Peta

Tony and Peta___

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2015-01-26 11:11:25 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

God Save Phillip, King of Australia!

God Save Phillip, King of Australia!___

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2015-01-26 11:00:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Damnit Tony - where's my damehood. 

Damnit Tony - where's my damehood. ___

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2015-01-26 11:00:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

There's nuthin like a dame!

Damnit Tony - where's my damehood. ___There's nuthin like a dame!

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2015-01-26 10:55:43 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

We've been here before only this time it's even weirder. Late Late Venture Capitalism is indistinguishable from satire.

___We've been here before only this time it's even weirder. Late Late Venture Capitalism is indistinguishable from satire.

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2015-01-26 09:04:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

The ideological basis of the Internet's fascination with bacon laid bare.

Via +Shawna Bergen​

The only time I praise Allah.___The ideological basis of the Internet's fascination with bacon laid bare.

Via +Shawna Bergen​

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2015-01-26 07:26:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Boycott / Steal / Burn the Murdoch press.

Boycott / Steal / Burn the Murdoch press.___

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2015-01-26 05:36:26 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Did Bill Shorten guess that Abbott was about to make a total arse of himself by "knighting" the Duke of Edinburgh? Or was he the beneficiary of a leak?

Either way Bill couldn't have chosen his timing better.

Time for a Republic. Time to wedge Tones right up the whatsit.


YES! YES! YES!___Did Bill Shorten guess that Abbott was about to make a total arse of himself by "knighting" the Duke of Edinburgh? Or was he the beneficiary of a leak?

Either way Bill couldn't have chosen his timing better.

Time for a Republic. Time to wedge Tones right up the whatsit.

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2015-01-26 01:04:19 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I think that this article does a good job of describing what the world will look like once (once, not if) autonomous cars have taken over completely, and the many ways in which this will make all of our lives a lot better. (Saved lives, saved time, less pollution, less cost to each of us individually, etc) However, I think he grossly overestimates the speed of the transition: by 2025 I'd expect to see large-scale experiments rolling out, but I wouldn't expect to reach the final equilibrium point he's describing until 2050 at the soonest.

I think that he also underestimates the violence with which these changes will be resisted. As he points out, several existing industries are likely to be cratered, most notably car manufacture (autonomous cars serving people on-demand could be active 95% of the time, versus 4% of the time for passenger cars today; that's a 24x reduction in the... more »

I think that this article does a good job of describing what the world will look like once (once, not if) autonomous cars have taken over completely, and the many ways in which this will make all of our lives a lot better. (Saved lives, saved time, less pollution, less cost to each of us individually, etc) However, I think he grossly overestimates the speed of the transition: by 2025 I'd expect to see large-scale experiments rolling out, but I wouldn't expect to reach the final equilibrium point he's describing until 2050 at the soonest.

I think that he also underestimates the violence with which these changes will be resisted. As he points out, several existing industries are likely to be cratered, most notably car manufacture (autonomous cars serving people on-demand could be active 95% of the time, versus 4% of the time for passenger cars today; that's a 24x reduction in the number of cars needed per person) and professional drivers. We're already seeing tremendous resistance by vested interests in the existing taxi business to even ordinary competition like Uber; what will happen when it starts to become clear to them that the entire business is about to go away, never to return? 

In this regard, I think that we can draw useful lessons from the collapse of the longshoreman industry with the rise of containerized shipping. On the US' West Coast, strong longshore unions negotiated a phased shutdown with shipping companies; on the East Coast, weak unions spent more time fighting and undercutting each other than negotiating, and the net result was a serious collapse of all shipping to those ports, with the longshoremen bearing the brunt of it. Marc Levinson's book The Box has an interesting discussion of this. I suspect that similar phenomena will be seen here.

But even more so than with the transition to containerized shipping, the transition to autonomous vehicles is likely inevitable: the advantages are too large and too widespread, and the disadvantages too limited, for groups to successfully be able to prevent it for their own interest.___

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2015-01-26 00:57:06 (20 comments, 28 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

It's positively un-Australian to be anything other than lethargic on our national day. Crack open a beer and just enjoy your day off. Fuck nationalism.

It's positively un-Australian to be anything other than lethargic on our national day. Crack open a beer and just enjoy your day off. Fuck nationalism.___

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2015-01-26 00:32:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Interesting analysis of the Greek crisis and endgame by Daniel Davies (D^2) at Crooked Timber.

Interesting analysis of the Greek crisis and endgame by Daniel Davies (D^2) at Crooked Timber.___

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2015-01-26 00:05:26 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Woo-hoo! This is GREAT news! A sign of things to come. Austerity politics is coming to an end. (Via +Kensington Fensington​)

Woo-hoo! This is GREAT news! A sign of things to come. Austerity politics is coming to an end. (Via +Kensington Fensington​)___

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2015-01-25 23:56:27 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2015-01-25 23:14:01 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Tony Abbott astonishes everyone yet again by "knighting" the Queen of Britain's husband.

Prince Phil, never one to hide his opinion, says: "WTF is going on in your skull, Tones? Maybe you need to see a fucking head doctor?"

http://m.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/prince-philip-awarded-knight-of-the-order-of-australia-by-prime-minister-tony-abbott-20150125-12xzk8.html

Tony Abbott astonishes everyone yet again by "knighting" the Queen of Britain's husband.

Prince Phil, never one to hide his opinion, says: "WTF is going on in your skull, Tones? Maybe you need to see a fucking head doctor?"

http://m.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/prince-philip-awarded-knight-of-the-order-of-australia-by-prime-minister-tony-abbott-20150125-12xzk8.html___

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2015-01-25 22:56:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Via +Andres Soolo​

Now I'm wondering if Anita Sarkeesian is white.

Jury Selection: How to Spot a Conservative

Questions used in jury selection also help understand right-wing thought. Boston Marathon bombing suspects were from the Caucuses, yet many people think they aren't "white", or Caucasian. Those that won't grant them "whiteness" are eager to punish them more severely. 

Two profiling questions help identify that psychological type:

1) "“Is having a decent respectable appearance still the mark of a lady?” (one of many questions used to gauge right-wing authoritarianism) and

2) “If certain groups of people ‘stayed in their place,’ would we have fewer problems?” (social dominance orientation)."

Psychologists study: "Which individuals were less likely to “grant” the Tsarnaevs whiteness? In our initial questionnaire, we focused on two ideological outlooks that have been well studied by political psychologists: the belief that some groups of people are superior to others (“social dominance orientation”) and the belief in the importance of following traditions and respecting authorities (“right-wing authoritarianism”). We found that participants who scored high in either outlook were less likely to perceive the Tsarnaev brothers as looking white, effectively steering the brothers into “outsider” territory."___Via +Andres Soolo​

Now I'm wondering if Anita Sarkeesian is white.

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2015-01-25 11:29:10 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Blade Runner did it first.

Blade Runner did it first.___

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2015-01-25 06:34:04 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Sarah Palin fails the Turing test.

Sarah Palin fails the Turing test.___

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2015-01-24 06:47:46 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.

—Upton Sinclair



It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.

—Upton Sinclair

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2015-01-24 03:56:34 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Fascinating read, a professional western torturer talking about what he does. 

Fascinating read, a professional western torturer talking about what he does. ___

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2015-01-24 00:20:31 (43 comments, 4 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

It's such a sad day when an unelected despot dies ...without being hung upsidedown from a lamp post by his own people.

That's especially the case when that tyrant happened to be ruler of one of the most repressive regimes on the planet. The government of this dictator has already beheaded 15 people in 2015.

Here's is the Beacon of Hope and Democracy's response to his passing: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PXOyIQGm3B0/VMG7RR11JEI/AAAAAAAAW4A/K_OA9IW5Egg/s1600/Screenshot%2B2015-01-22%2Bat%2B7.08.04%2BPM.png

It's such a sad day when an unelected despot dies ...without being hung upsidedown from a lamp post by his own people.

That's especially the case when that tyrant happened to be ruler of one of the most repressive regimes on the planet. The government of this dictator has already beheaded 15 people in 2015.

Here's is the Beacon of Hope and Democracy's response to his passing: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PXOyIQGm3B0/VMG7RR11JEI/AAAAAAAAW4A/K_OA9IW5Egg/s1600/Screenshot%2B2015-01-22%2Bat%2B7.08.04%2BPM.png___

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2015-01-23 11:28:50 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

via +Mirosław Baran 

___via +Mirosław Baran 

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2015-01-23 11:28:42 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

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2015-01-23 11:27:10 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

via +Brennan Young 

How To Sneak Chocolate Into An American Cinema___via +Brennan Young 

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2015-01-23 11:26:15 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Chicks had serious shoulders in those days.

Chicks had serious shoulders in those days.___

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2015-01-23 09:13:27 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

This is the state of ridiculousness we are now in. The FBI creates plots, incentives and traps and then arrests anyone silly enough to fall into them. Sometimes they offer crazy silly amounts of money (like $250,000 to a jobless loser) in order to entice them into their trap.

Great work guys. You are total heroes in the War on a Noun.

This is the state of ridiculousness we are now in. The FBI creates plots, incentives and traps and then arrests anyone silly enough to fall into them. Sometimes they offer crazy silly amounts of money (like $250,000 to a jobless loser) in order to entice them into their trap.

Great work guys. You are total heroes in the War on a Noun.___

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2015-01-23 08:50:31 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Looks like its Oilmageddon!!

Oil Companies Are Looking At 'Outright Liquidations' - Read at Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/oil-drillers-going-bust-2015-1?&platform=bi-androidapp___Looks like its Oilmageddon!!

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2015-01-23 05:39:13 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

More bullshit from the treasurer. Nobody in Australia pays nearly half their salary in tax, not even the very wealthy*.

Hockey is misrepresenting the way tax brackets work and that makes him a liar.

* especially not the very wealthy

Joe Hockey either doesn't understand how tax works or he is deliberately misleading the public.

It’s never good if you start wondering if the treasurer really understands how Australia’s taxation system works

But how many people even pay that much?

The most recent tax statistics from the ATO showed that only 2.3% of people who earned an income in 2011-12 earned over $180,000.



http://gu.com/p/454y6___More bullshit from the treasurer. Nobody in Australia pays nearly half their salary in tax, not even the very wealthy*.

Hockey is misrepresenting the way tax brackets work and that makes him a liar.

* especially not the very wealthy

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2015-01-23 05:02:08 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Between February 28, 1978 and December 15, 1983 an anomaly occurred in the time line. This lead to a great forgetting and a discontinuity of time and space. This lost period is known only indirectly and is referred to today by forensic historians as the 19A0s.

Between February 28, 1978 and December 15, 1983 an anomaly occurred in the time line. This lead to a great forgetting and a discontinuity of time and space. This lost period is known only indirectly and is referred to today by forensic historians as the 19A0s.___

2015-01-23 00:34:19 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Finally got the L-word on the Nexus 5 a million years after everyone else. Lollipop seems good, haven't noticed any performance problems.

Not at all sure about the keyboard yet but have been typing on it without incident. The quick settings stuff seems to be an improvement.

Finally got the L-word on the Nexus 5 a million years after everyone else. Lollipop seems good, haven't noticed any performance problems.

Not at all sure about the keyboard yet but have been typing on it without incident. The quick settings stuff seems to be an improvement.___

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2015-01-22 23:48:31 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

"Everyone wants him to recover but I think it's game over as far as I can see. I don't think he can recover but there is no way we can move on him. So we're f***ed."

Source:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-22/abbott-defends-leadership-as-internal-criticism-mounts/6033168

#australia   #auspol   #tonyabbott   #toxictony  ___"Everyone wants him to recover but I think it's game over as far as I can see. I don't think he can recover but there is no way we can move on him. So we're f***ed."

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2015-01-22 23:37:11 (23 comments, 4 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

We can't stop people being idiots if that's their choice. Seriously it takes work to be this wilfully ignorant.

"We can't stop people being homeless, if that's their choice."
- Tony Abbott
Prime Minister of Australia

Source:
http://www.smh.com.au/national/abbotts-tough-love-not-their-cup-of-tea-20100215-o2vx.html

#australia   #auspol   #tonyabbott   #toxictony   #fail  ___We can't stop people being idiots if that's their choice. Seriously it takes work to be this wilfully ignorant.

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2015-01-22 12:58:36 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

What if The Facebook...

What if The Facebook...___

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2015-01-22 12:07:31 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

A test for +Meng Shen Lim​. Name the location where these ice kajangs were made and consumed.

A test for +Meng Shen Lim​. Name the location where these ice kajangs were made and consumed.___

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2015-01-22 10:57:09 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Something for you 90s kids.

Something for you 90s kids.___

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2015-01-22 08:08:38 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Every continent has 'em.

Every continent has 'em.___

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2015-01-22 07:16:08 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Because when you change the way you see the world
You can change the world you see

Compare:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aThCr0PsyuA

with:
http://vimeo.com/8569187

Because when you change the way you see the world
You can change the world you see

Compare:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aThCr0PsyuA

with:
http://vimeo.com/8569187___

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2015-01-22 07:02:21 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

I'm still struck by what this movie gets right and how so much of what was jarring and alien in the 80s is now so familiar. 

Scott and Syd Mead's design vision remains breathtaking... even with the flying cars.

I'm still struck by what this movie gets right and how so much of what was jarring and alien in the 80s is now so familiar. 

Scott and Syd Mead's design vision remains breathtaking... even with the flying cars.___

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2015-01-22 02:00:50 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

These vacuous phrases you probably didn't know are the most defining things in your life and reasons you should blow your mind away right now in real life.

These vacuous phrases you probably didn't know are the most defining things in your life and reasons you should blow your mind away right now in real life.___

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2015-01-22 01:23:50 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Every time Joe Hockey opens his mouth bullshit falls out.

Living to 150: A quick reality check

John Quiggin: 

Our fact challenged Treasurer, Joe Hockey raised some eyebrows when he suggested that we need to reform Medicare because children born today might live to 150. He got some support from University of New South Wales faculty of medicine dean Peter Smith, who cited the increase in life expectancy over the last century, from 55/59 (for men and women respectively( in 1910 to 80/84 today.

There’s an apparent paradox here: If life expectancy is 80/84 years today, how can a newborn child expect to live 150 years. The answer is that “life expectancy” is nothing of the sort. It’s the average age at death if current age-specific mortality rates remain unchanged. On average, people born in 1910 actually lived well beyond their “life expectancy”because death ... more »

Every time Joe Hockey opens his mouth bullshit falls out.

Living to 150: A quick reality check

John Quiggin: 

Our fact challenged Treasurer, Joe Hockey raised some eyebrows when he suggested that we need to reform Medicare because children born today might live to 150. He got some support from University of New South Wales faculty of medicine dean Peter Smith, who cited the increase in life expectancy over the last century, from 55/59 (for men and women respectively( in 1910 to 80/84 today.

There’s an apparent paradox here: If life expectancy is 80/84 years today, how can a newborn child expect to live 150 years. The answer is that “life expectancy” is nothing of the sort. It’s the average age at death if current age-specific mortality rates remain unchanged. On average, people born in 1910 actually lived well beyond their “life expectancy” because death rates fell through their lifetime. So, if medical progress continues, people born today may live, on average, well past 80/84.

But how much more? Unfortunately, on past indications, not much more. Most of the 20th century extension of life expectancy came from a reduction in death rates for the young. A 65-year old in 1910 could expect to live to 76/78 (since death rates don’t change much over a decade, that’s an actual expectation not just a statistical construct). Today, that’s increased to 84/87, from 11/13 years of extra life to 19/22. For Hockey to be right, over the next 100 years or so, the conditional expectancy has to rise five-fold, to 85 years. The basis for all this, it seems, is a 2011 press release of the kind we see every week or two announcing a breakthrough that might, perhaps, lead to a cure for this or that disease.

But even in the unlikely event that this extension of life occurs, what possible relevance could it have to the amount we should pay for medical care today? Even under current rules (which would certainly change with extended life expectancy) Hockey’s hypothetical Methuselah wouldn’t be eligible for the age pension until 2085 and (given the anti-aging breakthrough he hypothesises) wouldn’t seriously burden the health care system until well into the 22nd century. Coming from a government that dismisses concerns about climate change as a problem for the indefinite future, this solicitude for Treasurers yet unborn seems misplaced.___

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2015-01-22 00:43:59 (26 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

There are no surprises here really, the number of Google accounts in use is astronomically large, the number that are actively engaging in G+ is actually fairly pathetically small.

That doesn't really matter to Google, they just want people logged in at all times and any heavy user of Google services (and most light users) are precisely that whether they use Gmail, Docs, YouTube, Hangouts or G+.

The number of those logged in users that post daily to G+ is not that big. It's definitely not at Facebook scale nor anywhere near any other major player in this area. This I think we can intuit from our own social networks and how few of our families and real life friends are here. Perversely I believe this is a strength in practice because with a smaller active community you get higher quality comments and conversations than is common on more mainstream networks. The fact that G+... more »

+Google+ now has more than 2 BILLION accounts !! In a little over 3 years, 1207 days to be precise, the number of personal profiles and pages has increased at a meteoric growth rate of approximately 1,658,625 new users/pages per day!

I've been calculating the growth rate of G+ for some time now at a website that I myself host http://plus.miernicki.com and if you would like to plug this data into another application, you can access the raw data (as JSON feeds) from http://plus.miernicki.com/plus and http://plus.miernicki.com/minus

To just say +Google+ is just about numbers would definitely be doing it a disservice. In the 3+ years I've been here, I've made tons of friends, shared countless stories/photographs, and had interactions with a very diverse group of people... and to that I say, "Here's to the next 2 Billion users!"

+François Beaufort +Denis Labelle 

footnote:
#theresnosuchthing as being FORCED to have a Google+/- account.___There are no surprises here really, the number of Google accounts in use is astronomically large, the number that are actively engaging in G+ is actually fairly pathetically small.

That doesn't really matter to Google, they just want people logged in at all times and any heavy user of Google services (and most light users) are precisely that whether they use Gmail, Docs, YouTube, Hangouts or G+.

The number of those logged in users that post daily to G+ is not that big. It's definitely not at Facebook scale nor anywhere near any other major player in this area. This I think we can intuit from our own social networks and how few of our families and real life friends are here. Perversely I believe this is a strength in practice because with a smaller active community you get higher quality comments and conversations than is common on more mainstream networks. The fact that G+ rides on the back of a bigger system of Google identity means that (hopefully) Google doesn't really care that much about G+ and is happy leave us to get on with producing original content or having interesting conversations without the commercial imperative and inserting invasive and exploitative the advertising interstitials.

Everyone hates Facebook for it (yes even your friends and relatives) but almost everybody recognises the need to have an account there. People on G+ on the other hand are only here because they want to be.

Copying +Edward Morbius​' commentary right here because sharing a share unfortunately strips it off.

+Edward Morbius​ writes:

Independent confirmation of total G+ profile count

Greg's method actually matches mine -- he's scanning the profile sitemaps.  So to that extent, assuming we can both count (or our computers can), the results should match.  But it's a nice confirmation of methodology and numbers.

I've extended the method (as several followers of mine may have noted in the past day, and I'd hate for +Peter da Silva to miss this especially) to estimate active G+ profiles -- at least based on public posting activity.

I've extended the sitemap analysis method to come up with a measure of active G+ accounts (by visible public posting activity).  My overall profile count corresponds with what  found:

"Estimating G+ User Activity: 4-6 million active posters in January 2015 to date"
https://ello.co/dredmorbius/post/nAya9WqdemIoVuVWVOYQUQ

It's started to see some coverage -- Business Insider and BoingBoing have both reported on it.

Summary:

⚫ There are about 2.2 billion G+ profiles total.

⚫ Of these, about 9% have any publicly-posted content.

⚫ Of those, about 37% have as their most recent activity a YouTube comment, another 8% profile photo changes (45% of all "active" profiles).

⚫ Only 6% of profiles which have ever been publicly active have any post activity in 2015 (18 days so far).

⚫ Only around half of those, 3% of active profiles, are not YouTube comments.

⚫ That is, 0.3% of all G+ profiles, about 6.6 million users, have made public G+ post in 2015 (Jan 1 - 18). That's ~367,000 users posting daily if each posts only once (the actual post frequency will vary somewhat).

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2015-01-22 00:24:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

This sure looks interesting.

Via +Emlyn O'Regan​

Step aside AR here comes holo.
It's like they took a fighter pilot helmet, sliced the bottom third off and shoved holotech inside.___This sure looks interesting.

Via +Emlyn O'Regan​

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2015-01-20 11:39:59 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Back in Kuala Lumpur for a spot of tropical rain, amazing food and pre-Chinese New Year craziness.

Back in Kuala Lumpur for a spot of tropical rain, amazing food and pre-Chinese New Year craziness.___

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2015-01-20 11:33:14 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Less of this please … thanks.

Less of this please … thanks.___

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2015-01-15 13:34:45 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Via +Uche Eke​

Suck on this orange :) Poetry and destruction: Slavoj Žižek on the Charlie Hebdo massacre:

Are the worst really full of passionate intensity?
How fragile the belief of an Islamist must be if he feels threatened by a stupid caricature in a weekly satirical newspaper, says the Slovenian philosopher..

"Now, when we are all in a state of shock after the killing spree in the Charlie Hebdo offices, it is the right moment to gather the courage to think. We should, of course, unambiguously condemn the killings as an attack on the very substance our freedoms, and condemn them without any hidden caveats (in the style of "Charlie Hebdo was nonetheless provoking and humiliating the Muslims too much"). But such pathos of universal solidarity is not enough – we should think further."

"Such thinking has nothing whatsoever to do with the cheap relativisation of the crime (the mantra of "who are we in the West, perpetrators of terrible massacres in the Third World, to condemn such acts"). It has even less to do with the pathological fear of many Western liberal Leftists to be guilty of Islamophobia. For these false Leftists, any critique of Islam is denounced as an expression of Western Islamophobia; Salman Rushdie was denounced for unnecessarily provoking Muslims and thus (partially, at least) responsible for the fatwa condemning him to death, etc. The result of such stance is what one can expect in such cases: the more the Western liberal Leftists probe into their guilt, the more they are accused by Muslim fundamentalists of being hypocrites who try to conceal their hatred of Islam. This constellation perfectly reproduces the paradox of the superego: the more you obey what the Other demands of you, the guiltier you are. It is as if the more you tolerate Islam, the stronger its pressure on you will be . . ."

"This is why I also find insufficient calls for moderation along the lines of Simon Jenkins's claim (in The Guardian on January 7) that our task is “not to overreact, not to over-publicise the aftermath. It is to treat each event as a passing accident of horror” – the attack on Charlie Hebdo was not a mere “passing accident of horror”. it followed a precise religious and political agenda and was as such clearly part of a much larger pattern. Of course we should not overreact, if by this is meant succumbing to blind Islamophobia – but we should ruthlessly analyse this pattern." 

"What is much more needed than the demonisation of the terrorists into heroic suicidal fanatics is a debunking of this demonic myth. Long ago Friedrich Nietzsche perceived how Western civilisation was moving in the direction of the Last Man, an apathetic creature with no great passion or commitment. Unable to dream, tired of life, he takes no risks, seeking only comfort and security, an expression of tolerance with one another: “A little poison now and then: that makes for pleasant dreams. And much poison at the end, for a pleasant death. They have their little pleasures for the day, and their little pleasures for the night, but they have a regard for health. ‘We have discovered happiness,’ - say the Last Men, and they blink.”

"It effectively may appear that the split between the permissive First World and the fundamentalist reaction to it runs more and more along the lines of the opposition between leading a long satisfying life full of material and cultural wealth, and dedicating one's life to some transcendent Cause. Is this antagonism not the one between what Nietzsche called "passive" and "active" nihilism? We in the West are the Nietzschean Last Men, immersed in stupid daily pleasures, while the Muslim radicals are ready to risk everything, engaged in the struggle up to their self-destruction. William Butler Yeats’ “Second Coming” seems perfectly to render our present predicament: “The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.” This is an excellent description of the current split between anemic liberals and impassioned fundamentalists. “The best” are no longer able fully to engage, while “the worst” engage in racist, religious, sexist fanaticism."

"However, do the terrorist fundamentalists really fit this description? What they obviously lack is a feature that is easy to discern in all authentic fundamentalists, from Tibetan Buddhists to the Amish in the US: the absence of resentment and envy, the deep indifference towards the non-believers’ way of life. If today’s so-called fundamentalists really believe they have found their way to Truth, why should they feel threatened by non-believers, why should they envy them? When a Buddhist encounters a Western hedonist, he hardly condemns. He just benevolently notes that the hedonist’s search for happiness is self-defeating. In contrast to true fundamentalists, the terrorist pseudo-fundamentalists are deeply bothered, intrigued, fascinated, by the sinful life of the non-believers. One can feel that, in fighting the sinful other, they are fighting their own temptation."

"It is here that Yeats’ diagnosis falls short of the present predicament: the passionate intensity of the terrorists bears witness to a lack of true conviction. How fragile the belief of a Muslim must be if he feels threatened by a stupid caricature in a weekly satirical newspaper? The fundamentalist Islamic terror is not grounded in the terrorists’ conviction of their superiority and in their desire to safeguard their cultural-religious identity from the onslaught of global consumerist civilization. The problem with fundamentalists is not that we consider them inferior to us, but, rather, that they themselves secretly consider themselves inferior. This is why our condescending politically correct assurances that we feel no superiority towards them only makes them more furious and feeds their resentment. The problem is not cultural difference (their effort to preserve their identity), but the opposite fact that the fundamentalists are already like us, that, secretly, they have already internalized our standards and measure themselves by them. Paradoxically, what the fundamentalists really lack is precisely a dose of that true ‘racist’ conviction of their own superiority."

"The recent vicissitudes of Muslim fundamentalism confirm Walter Benjamin's old insight that “every rise of Fascism bears witness to a failed revolution”: the rise of Fascism is the Left’s failure, but simultaneously a proof that there was a revolutionary potential, dissatisfaction, which the Left was not able to mobilize. And does the same not hold for today’s so-called “Islamo-Fascism”? Is the rise of radical Islamism not exactly correlative to the disappearance of the secular Left in Muslim countries? When, back in the Spring of 2009, Taliban took over the Swat valley in Pakistan, New York Times reported that they engineered "a class revolt that exploits profound fissures between a small group of wealthy landlords and their landless tenants". If, however, by “taking advantage” of the farmers’ plight, The Taliban are “raising alarm about the risks to Pakistan, which remains largely feudal,” what prevents liberal democrats in Pakistan as well as the US to similarly “take advantage” of this plight and try to help the landless farmers? The sad implication of this fact is that the feudal forces in Pakistan are the “natural ally” of the liberal democracy…"

"So what about the core values of liberalism: freedom, equality, etc.? The paradox is that liberalism itself is not strong enough to save them against the fundamentalist onslaught. Fundamentalism is a reaction – a false, mystifying, reaction, of course - against a real flaw of liberalism, and this is why it is again and again generated by liberalism. Left to itself, liberalism will slowly undermine itself – the only thing that can save its core values is a renewed Left. In order for this key legacy to survive, liberalism needs the brotherly help of the radical Left. THIS is the only way to defeat fundamentalism, to sweep the ground under its feet."

"To think in response to the Paris killings means to drop the smug self-satisfaction of a permissive liberal and to accept that the conflict between liberal permissiveness and fundamentalism is ultimately a false conflict – a vicious cycle of two poles generating and presupposing each other. What Max Horkheimer had said about Fascism and capitalism already back in 1930s:

'those who do not want to talk critically about capitalism should also keep quiet about Fascism' - should also be applied to today’s fundamentalism: those who do not want to talk critically about liberal democracy should also keep quiet about religious fundamentalism.

http://www.newstatesman.com/world-affairs/2015/01/slavoj-i-ek-charlie-hebdo-massacre-are-worst-really-full-passionate-intensity 


#charliehebdo   #fundamentalism   #liberaldemocracy   #opinion   #slavojzizek  ___Via +Uche Eke​

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2015-01-15 12:42:03 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

John Quiggin writing before BitCoins dropped below $200

Under the efficient-markets hypothesis, a worthless digital currency should have never gotten off the ground.

The sudden drop in the value of Bitcoins, the hot new Internet currency, has added urgency to the question of whether Bitcoin is the way of the future, or just another bubble. Not to keep readers in suspense, the answer is a bubble, but a particularly interesting example of one. In particular, Bitcoin represents what ought to be the final refutation of the efficient-markets hypothesis, which still guides most regulation of financial markets.

Before going any further, what is Bitcoin? As with any question nowadays, Wikipedia provides a good initial explanation and plenty of references. For our purposes, however, the most important fact is that bitcoins are initially produced by running difficult (but useless)... more »

John Quiggin writing before BitCoins dropped below $200

Under the efficient-markets hypothesis, a worthless digital currency should have never gotten off the ground.

The sudden drop in the value of Bitcoins, the hot new Internet currency, has added urgency to the question of whether Bitcoin is the way of the future, or just another bubble. Not to keep readers in suspense, the answer is a bubble, but a particularly interesting example of one. In particular, Bitcoin represents what ought to be the final refutation of the efficient-markets hypothesis, which still guides most regulation of financial markets.

Before going any further, what is Bitcoin? As with any question nowadays, Wikipedia provides a good initial explanation and plenty of references. For our purposes, however, the most important fact is that bitcoins are initially produced by running difficult (but useless) algorithmic calculations. By analogy with gold, the producers are called miners.

The number of bitcoins that can be produced has been set to a predetermined schedule (from 2009 to 2140) by the organizer of the scheme, who uses the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. Since the number of new bitcoins allowed halves every four years, and computers are getting steadily faster, the complexity of the computation required to produce each coin is increasing rapidly.

Once bitcoins have been produced and authenticated, the miners are free to exchange them for U.S. dollars, at the market-determined exchange rate. Alternatively, they may use them to buy goods and services from anyone willing to take bitcoins in return.

It might seem that Bitcoin is just like a fiat currency issued by governments. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Jack Hough says precisely that it's a purely online currency with no intrinsic value; its worth is based solely on the willingness of holders and merchants to accept it in trade. In that respect, it's not so different from fiat currencies like the dollar or Euro, but whereas governments back such money, Bitcoins lack central control.

But this is a misunderstanding of what money does and where it came from. The “fiat” (meaning “let there be”) in “fiat money” reflects the power of governments to command and tax. Because of their power to tax, governments can make money by fiat, simply by declaring their willingness to accept that money in repayment of tax debts.

Historically, money arose from, and in conjunction with, this power. (This point has been made repeatedly over the years, most recently in David Graeber’s controversial Debt: The First 5000 Years, a surprise publishing hit for an anthropologist. )

By contrast, Bitcoin looks more like the “just so” story, commonly told in economics textbooks, in which money arises to simplify what would otherwise be complex and cumbersome barter transactions.

That would be fine if Bitcoin were simply a unit of account, used to keep track of transactions. But all the interest in Bitcoin is in the idea that it is a store of value, one that may be expected to show steady appreciation rather than depreciation. So Bitcoin needs to be evaluated as a financial asset.

Viewed in this way, Bitcoin is perhaps the finest example of a pure bubble. It beats the classic historical example, produced during the 18th century South Sea Bubble of "a company for carrying out an undertaking of great advantage, but nobody to know what it is." After all, the promoter of this enterprise might, in principle, have had a genuine secret plan. Bitcoin also outmatches Ponzi schemes, which rely on the claim that the issuer is undertaking some kind of financial arbitrage (the original Ponzi scheme was supposed to involve postal orders). The closest parallel is the fictitious dotcom company imagined in Garry Trudeau’s Doonesbury, whose only product was its own stock.

As with any kind of asset used as currency, from gold to tobacco to U.S. dollars, Bitcoin is valuable as long as people are willing to accept it. But in all of these examples, willingness to hold the asset depends on the fact that it has value independent of that willingness. Tobacco can be smoked or chewed, gold can be used to fill teeth or make jewellery, and U.S. dollars can be used to meet obligations to the U.S. government.

This independent value is not fixed and stable. If people give up smoking, or wearing gold jewellery, or if the United States experiences inflation, the external value of these currencies will decline.

But in the case of Bitcoin, there is no source of value whatsoever. The computing power used to mine the Bitcoin is gone once the run has finished and cannot be reused for a more productive purpose. If Bitcoins cease to be accepted in payment for goods and services, their value will be precisely zero.

According to the efficient-markets hypothesis (EMH), which still dominates the analysis of financial markets, this should be impossible. The EMH states that the market value of an asset is equal to the best available estimate of the value of the services or income flows it will generate. In the case of a company stock, this is the discounted value of future earnings. Since Bitcoins do not generate any actual earnings, they must appreciate in value to ensure that people are willing to hold them. But an endless appreciation, with no flow of earnings or liquidation value, is precisely the kind of bubble the EMH says can’t happen.

According to the EMH, bubbles are impossible in well-developed financial markets even if the majority of participants are acting irrationally, provided there is a sufficient supply of rational speculators. By selling the asset short, these speculators can burst the bubble, and profit when it returns to its true value (zero, in the case of Bitcoins).

There is a market for Bitcoin derivatives that should allow just such shortselling. It is thinly traded at present, but there is no obvious obstacle to its expansion. And the total value of outstanding bitcoins is $1 billion, a hefty sum, but well within the reach of a Soros or Buffett.

The problem, it seems, is that it is impossible to time the bursting of a bubble. Famous speculators like Julian Robertson bet too early against the dotcom bubble of the 1990s and lost their money. In the case of Bitcoins, the obvious time to bet on the bursting of the bubble was in 2011, when their value plunged from $30 to $2. But, as things have turned out, that would have been a recipe for disaster.

As Keynes is supposed to have said (apparently apocryphally), “the market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent.” Bitcoins will attain their true value of zero sooner or later, but it is impossible to say when.

The Bitcoin bubble, at $1 billion, is tiny compared to those that burst in 2000 and 2008. Nevertheless, because Bitcoins are the most demonstrably valueless financial asset ever created, they represent the sharpest ever refutation of the efficient-markets hypothesis.

Financial regulators are said to be considering oversight of the Bitcoin market. They would be better off leaving it to its inevitable demise, and reconsidering the assumptions on which they have repeatedly allowed financial speculation to bring the world economy to the brink of collapse.___

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2015-01-14 22:20:20 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

The cassette certainly was the most iconic technology of my teenagehood. Even when I began programming, my code was stored (insecurely) using a cassette recorder.

This actually is a much better article than the whining about how we don't have hoverboards yet.___The cassette certainly was the most iconic technology of my teenagehood. Even when I began programming, my code was stored (insecurely) using a cassette recorder.

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2015-01-14 22:04:56 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Remember, climate change is a myth
"By 2050, Himalayan glaciers are projected to recede so much that declining water could threaten the ability to feed 70 million people, according to the United Nations Environment Program.

Meanwhile, the runoff is pooling into more than 2,000 lakes scattered across the Nepalese Himalayas. Many didn’t exist just a few decades ago. At least 21 may be at risk of overflowing or bursting, potentially unleashing a wall of mud and water that can travel as fast as a speeding car for more than 200 kilometers."

Remember, climate change is a myth
"By 2050, Himalayan glaciers are projected to recede so much that declining water could threaten the ability to feed 70 million people, according to the United Nations Environment Program.

Meanwhile, the runoff is pooling into more than 2,000 lakes scattered across the Nepalese Himalayas. Many didn’t exist just a few decades ago. At least 21 may be at risk of overflowing or bursting, potentially unleashing a wall of mud and water that can travel as fast as a speeding car for more than 200 kilometers."___

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2015-01-14 18:40:31 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Actually a great idea.

Actually a great idea.___

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2015-01-14 16:54:09 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

The thrill of shopping with women.........not this little black duck.

The thrill of shopping with women.........not this little black duck.___

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2015-01-13 18:08:01 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Romney readies the pooch for another run in 2016.

Romney readies the pooch for another run in 2016.___

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