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Matt Uebel has been at 6 events

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Daniel Estrada29,721This week an announcement rippled through the internet: a computer passed Turing's test. Soon after the backlash began: the test was rigged, the resulted were hyped, and Eugene, the machine in question, was lame. Now the backlash is giving way to even stronger criticisms. +Massimo Pigliucci recently argued (http://goo.gl/VdilBI) that not only was this test illegitimate, but Turing's test itself should be abandoned. But Massimo's argument is deeply mistaken about the nature of Turing's test, what it seeks to prove, and why it matters for science. I've been writing all week about this event:http://goo.gl/J26xbs, http://goo.gl/5RKIm7, http://goo.gl/c07lLG, http://goo.gl/T98ubJ, http://goo.gl/8cMKSIBut now that the backlash against the event is directed at Turing's views themselves, I feel something more than an essay is required to address these concerns. To be convincing, this requires a human face and a human voice to speak out in defense of Turing's proposal.I'm fully aware of the irony of this situation. So come hangout with me and +Jon Lawhead this Friday at 10pm EST while I defend Turing's proposal in light of the criticisms that have accrued over the last week. I'll be providing a defense of Turing's position informed by recent experimental work in psychology. I hope to convince even the skeptics like Massimo that Turing's test deserves a central place in our discussion of artificial intelligence in the modern world. Why the Turing Test matters2014-06-14 04:00:009 
D.J. Harbaugh558Detroit Through Glass!2013-11-16 12:00:004 
The Walking Dead86,786In an effort to prevent any more deaths, Rick and the Governor meet to come up with a peace treaty.Episode 13: Arrow on the Doorpost2013-03-11 02:00:00694 
The White House2,513,402In his State of the Union address, President Obama outlined his plan for a thriving middle class and a strong America. The President's plan focuses on making America a magnet for jobs and manufacturing, equipping every American with the skills they need to do those jobs, and ensuring that hard work leads to a decent living.On Thursday, February 14th, President Obama will join the latest in a series of "Fireside Hangouts" – a 21st century take on FDR’s famous radio addresses – to talk about his State of the Union Address. During the +Google+ hangout, the President will answer questions from Americans across the country about the issues and policies laid out in the speech.Watch the hangout live on Thursday, February 14th at 4:50 p.m. ET on the +The White House Google+ page, at http://youtube.com/whitehouse, and at http://wh.govLearn more about the State of the Union, then share your Citizen Response at http://wh.gov/SOTU#firesidehangout   #SOTU  State of the Union: Fireside Hangout with President Obama2013-02-14 22:50:0034222 
Kiki Sanford3,792,546What do the Democratic and Republican Presidential candidates think about science? What are their stances on science policy issues? Why should science even be a part of our modern political conversations?Join Dr. Kiki (@113166718268343560861) and @103377423155109727835, CEO of ScienceDebate.org and author of 'Fool Me Twice', for a discussion of the candidates' answers to the important questions about climate change, research, energy, space, and more posed them by ScienceDebate.org.Contact @113166718268343560861 for comments and questions prior to the event.Science Debate 2012 - The Presidential Answers2012-09-12 00:00:0027 
Fraser Cain912,215To celebrate the landing of NASA's Curiosity Rover - the Mars Science Laboratory - we'll be running a special live hangout. In conjunction with +CosmoQuest. We'll have all your favorite space/astronomy journalists on hand to discuss the mission in depth, and celebrate the landing live, when it happens. Join Fraser Cain, +Pamela L. Gay, +Philip Plait and +Miles O'Brien for this special event.Over the course of this 4-hour Google+ Hangout on Air, we'll interview members of the Curiosity team live in the hangout, as well as other special guests from the +The Planetary Society and the +SETI Institute.+Scott Lewis and +Amy Shira Teitel will be on location at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to interview members of the engineering team, and show you what it's like to be at NASA during this amazing moment.We'll update this event as we lock down more of the guests and participants. See you there! You can follow the hashtag #marshangout  (this will replace our regular Sunday night +Virtual Star Party)Google+ Hangout - Curiosity Landing Coverage2012-08-06 05:00:004875 

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Becky Collins18,305Project Management Interest 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 ?2014-10-29 05:09:31430002
Masternet Practitioners Lounge459This is my Fantastic Engagers Circle. I will share this circle publicly and to #circlesharing communities weekly.Simply Like, Share, and Add this circle, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.In this circle are, music lovers, photographers, therapists, web developers, social media marketers, SEO professionals, bloggers, and just regular people who like to engage..2014-10-22 17:57:58423001
Masternet Practitioners Lounge459This is my Fantastic Engagers Circle. I will share this circle publicly and to #circlesharing communities weekly.Simply Like, Share, and Add this circle, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.In this circle are, music lovers, photographers, therapists, web developers, social media marketers, SEO professionals, bloggers, and just regular people who like to engage..2014-10-22 17:57:24423001
Masternet Practitioners Lounge459This is my Fantastic Engagers Circle. I will share this circle publicly and to #circlesharing communities weekly.Simply Like, Share, and Add this circle, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.In this circle are, music lovers, photographers, therapists, web developers, social media marketers, SEO professionals, bloggers, and just regular people who like to engage..2014-10-22 17:56:01423000
Sedona Sky Academy188Fabulous Engagers CircleThis circle will be shared this publicly and to #circlesharing communities weekly.Like, Share, and Add this circle to your circles, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.In this circle are, music lovers, photographers, therapists, web developers, social media marketers, SEO professionals, bloggers, and just regular people who like to engage.2014-10-15 20:35:51441001
Sedona Sky Academy188Fabulous Engagers CircleThis circle will be shared this publicly and to #circlesharing communities weekly.Like, Share, and Add this circle to your circles, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.In this circle are, music lovers, photographers, therapists, web developers, social media marketers, SEO professionals, bloggers, and just regular people who like to engage.2014-10-15 20:34:57441001
Elevations RTC172This is my Plus Engagers Circle. I will share this circle publicly and to #circlesharing communities weekly.Simply Like, Share, and Add this circle, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.In this circle are, music lovers, photographers, therapists, web developers, social media marketers, SEO professionals, bloggers, and just regular people who like to engage..2014-10-15 18:15:36415000
New Directions for Young Adults122This is my Rock Stars CircleI will share this circle publicly and to #circlesharing communities every week.Simply Like, Share, and Add this circle to your circles, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.In this circle are, music lovers, photographers, therapists, web developers, social media marketers, SEO professionals, bloggers, and just regular people who like to engage.2014-10-15 17:57:50425125
Masternet Practitioners Lounge0Fabulous Friends CircleThis circle will be shared this publicly and to #circlesharing communities weekly.Like, Share, and Add this circle to your circles, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.2014-10-15 17:24:08423000
Mark Sampson3,117Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!2014-10-13 19:23:48424000
Mark Sampson3,117Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!2014-10-13 19:23:19424000
Mark Sampson3,117Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-10-13 19:22:50424000
Becky Collins17,500Top Active Engager's 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 ?2014-10-13 05:05:40478002
RokSimec.com7,554To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get!*#circle                    2014-10-01 11:44:47498000
Gamer0Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-30 18:08:21423000
Gamer0Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-30 18:07:46423000
Where The Deal Is236Top Google PeopleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-30 15:46:20427000
Mark Sampson2,482Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-30 15:34:09422158
mark sampson2,482Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-30 15:33:36422000
mark sampson2,482Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-30 15:33:10422000
RokSimec.com7,248 To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get!*#circle                    2014-09-26 10:33:5149813920
John Nuntiatio46,118#circles   #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-09-26 06:23:05167132
Kenneth Nicholson3,806Active users on Google+. Circle Share. If you received a notification, please reshare to your circles If you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post*More you share more you get! :)Thanks!*#awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle #epicengagers #davidromaphotography #addcircle #addpeople #affiliate #awesome #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besocial #bestengagers #bestsharedcircle #circle #circlefriday #circlemonday2014-09-25 13:06:13485455179
Where The Deal Is107Be a part of this fantastic circle of great google+ engagers.I call it my Top G+ PeopleJust like and share the circle, and I will add you to this circle before my next share.This #circle has professionals, photographers, musicians, geeks, social media marketers, developers, and just plain old people of g+ who like to engage. Thanks2014-09-24 17:23:17420124
Where The Deal Is107Be a part of this fantastic circle of great google+ engagers.I call it my Top G+ PeopleJust like and share the circle, and I will add you to this circle before my next share.This #circleshared  has professionals, photographers, musicians, geeks, social media marketers, developers, and just plain old people of g+ who like to engage. Thanks2014-09-24 17:22:25420114
Where The Deal Is107Be a part of this fantastic circle of great google+ engagers.I call it my Top G+ PeopleJust like and share the circle, and I will add you to this circle before my next share. #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles  2014-09-24 17:19:44420458
Mark Sampson2,405Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-23 23:27:42407228
mark sampson2,405Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-23 23:26:53407019
mark sampson2,405Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-23 23:26:24407327
Allan watson7,635An Entertainment people circle...Add this circle to ignite your stream with the best content on G+In order to gain more Followers, Share this post Publicly and you'll be included in the next update it tomorrow. It's just that simple!You will be added in Next circle update#circle   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #circlesharing   #circleme   #addcircle   #addpeople   #addmetoyourcircles   #addfriends   #awesomepublickcircle   #publiccircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-09-23 11:52:22404373551
John Nuntiatio45,774#circles   #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-09-17 11:55:17124173
mark sampson2,204Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-16 19:34:593905415
mark sampson2,204Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-16 19:34:32390207
mark sampson2,204Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-16 19:32:04390279
mark sampson1,835Be a part of this Super CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, Please add me.. Then,2. Share this circle with one of your circles (or all of them).3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-08 22:20:27374179
mark sampson1,835Be a part of this Super CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, Please add me.. Then,2. Share this circle with one of your circles (or all of them).3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-08 22:19:36374004
mark sampson1,835Be a part of this Super CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, Please add me.. Then,2. Share this circle with one of your circles (or all of them).3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-08 22:19:043742210
mark sampson1,835Be a part of this Super CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, Please add me.. Then,2. Share this circle with one of your circles (or all of them).3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-08 22:18:37374315
mark sampson1,835Be a part of this Super CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, Please add me.. Then,2. Share this circle with one of your circles (or all of them).3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-08 22:18:05374017
mark sampson1,835Be a part of this Super CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, Please add me.. Then,2. Share this circle with one of your circles (or all of them).3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-08 22:17:28374105
mark sampson1,464Be a part of this Super CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, Please add me.. Then,2. Share this circle with one of your circles (or all of them).3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-02 18:48:41374129
mark sampson1,464Be a part of this Super CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, Please add me.. Then,2. Share this circle with one of your circles (or all of them).3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-02 18:48:18374126
mark sampson1,464Be a part of this Super CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, Please add me.. Then,2. Share this circle with one of your circles (or all of them).3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-02 18:47:51374217
John Nuntiatio44,584#circles   #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-08-31 19:06:07124165
mark sampson1,209Be a part of this Super CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me." Then,2. Share this circle with one of your circles (or all of them).3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-08-29 02:27:49360005
mark sampson1,209Be a part of this Super CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me." Then,2. Share this circle with one of your circles (or all of them).3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-08-29 02:26:033605710
mark sampson1,209Be a part of this Super CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me." Then,2. Share this circle with one of your circles (or all of them).3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-08-29 02:25:063604312
mark sampson236Be a part of this Super CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, Please add me. Then,2. Share this circle with one of your circles (or all of them).3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!2014-08-27 20:15:35353228
mark sampson236Be a part of this Super CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, Please add me. Then,2. Share this circle with one of your circles (or all of them).3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!2014-08-27 20:14:59353327
mark sampson236Be a part of this Super CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, Please add me. Then,2. Share this circle with one of your circles (or all of them).3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!2014-08-27 20:11:40351569

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2014-10-22 22:04:34 (5 comments, 15 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

Madness is the new sanity

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2014-10-22 22:04:34 (5 comments, 15 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

Madness is the new sanity

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2014-10-30 17:05:49 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

#derp  .

>The groups' joint policy mentions a "long history of welcoming technological advances and recognise the strong consumer interest in smart phones and wearable 'intelligent' devices."

But crucially, adds: "As part of our continued efforts to ensure movies are not recorded in theatres, however, we maintain a zero-tolerance policy toward using any recording device while movies are being shown."

"As has been our long-standing policy, all phones must be silenced and other recording devices, including wearable devices, must be turned off and put away at show time."

#derp  .

>The groups' joint policy mentions a "long history of welcoming technological advances and recognise the strong consumer interest in smart phones and wearable 'intelligent' devices."

But crucially, adds: "As part of our continued efforts to ensure movies are not recorded in theatres, however, we maintain a zero-tolerance policy toward using any recording device while movies are being shown."

"As has been our long-standing policy, all phones must be silenced and other recording devices, including wearable devices, must be turned off and put away at show time."___

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2014-10-30 01:17:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

"without the eyes they look like something the ghost dog would leave behind."

These are the kind of jokes that keep me coming back heh

"without the eyes they look like something the ghost dog would leave behind."

These are the kind of jokes that keep me coming back heh___

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2014-10-30 00:45:36 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

// my actual life 

http://existentialcomics.com/comic/52

via +Dan Eastwood 

// my actual life 

http://existentialcomics.com/comic/52

via +Dan Eastwood ___

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2014-10-28 23:04:40 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Humans don't even use turn signals.

Humans don't even use turn signals.___

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2014-10-28 14:06:30 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

#CodethePlanet  .

My awesome friend +Jason Ables  shared this link with me yesterday. Upon review it appears to be an early programming language that even kids could learn. I can't wait to share this with my son!___ #CodethePlanet  .

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2014-10-27 20:32:48 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Google announces Android TV to compete with Fire TV, and now there is a Fire TV stick to compete with Chromecast. Tit for tat heh

The Amazon Fire TV Stick will do most of what the full Fire TV will for $60 less.
http://geekbeat.tv/FireTVStick
#amazonfiretvstick   #streamingvideo   #cablecutting  ___Google announces Android TV to compete with Fire TV, and now there is a Fire TV stick to compete with Chromecast. Tit for tat heh

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2014-10-27 03:18:25 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Six years ago I commented that this was my favorite movie of all time. Uh, that might be the case, but it doesn't help that this thing isn't available for digital distribution (anyhow) as far as I can tell. Get on the ball there Zellner Bros.

Six years ago I commented that this was my favorite movie of all time. Uh, that might be the case, but it doesn't help that this thing isn't available for digital distribution (anyhow) as far as I can tell. Get on the ball there Zellner Bros.___

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2014-10-26 23:34:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

For anyone that was somewhat mystified by the great film ENEMY (as I was), here is an excellent analysis.

For anyone that was somewhat mystified by the great film ENEMY (as I was), here is an excellent analysis.___

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2014-10-26 23:33:34 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Finished a new drawing this weekend!

"When there is no more room in hell, the dead shall walk the earth."

Finished a new drawing this weekend!

"When there is no more room in hell, the dead shall walk the earth."___

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2014-10-26 23:21:05 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Just as god intended.

Just as god intended.___

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2014-10-26 19:10:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Just as god intended.

See the light

Bacteriorhodopsin is a protein found in archaeal cells. It uses the energy from light to pump protons across the cell membrane. The resulting proton gradient is used to drive the ATP making machinery that powers the cell. Our eyes have a similar light sensitive protein called rhodopsin in their retinas. Rhodopsins have seven trans-mebrane helixes and contain a molecule of retinal which triggers the protein when it absorbs a photon of light.

Source: http://www.artofthecell.com/animation/see-the-light___Just as god intended.

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2014-10-26 19:07:56 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Damn. Elon Musk is (or at least was) a Video Game and Comic Book nerd 0_o

#ScienceSunday   #ScienceDeliversTheGoods  .

Damn. Elon Musk is (or at least was) a Video Game and Comic Book nerd 0_o

#ScienceSunday   #ScienceDeliversTheGoods  .___

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2014-10-26 19:00:39 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

#ScienceSunday  .

#ScienceSunday  .___

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2014-10-26 13:48:18 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest, 43/14.
Micron-scale self assembly, graphene brain electrodes, smart sweat sensors, repairing spines, protein engineering tools, ultrasound-powered implants, dry paper SynBio, microfluidic diagnostics, imaging inside cells, China GMO.

1. Atomically Precise Self Assembly to Micron Scales.
In a significant advance for DNA Origami technology the DNA-brick self-assembly method developed by Wyss scientists in 2012 has been significantly improved http://wyss.harvard.edu/viewpressrelease/173/. In recent demonstrations this technology can now produce self-assembled DNA crystals up to a micrometer in size laterally and up to 80nm in depth with fine control over the dimensions of the final crystal, the orientation of DNA subunits, and the presence of user-designed complex 3D nanoscale features and voids. A further demonstration revealed... more »

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest, 43/14.
Micron-scale self assembly, graphene brain electrodes, smart sweat sensors, repairing spines, protein engineering tools, ultrasound-powered implants, dry paper SynBio, microfluidic diagnostics, imaging inside cells, China GMO.

1. Atomically Precise Self Assembly to Micron Scales.
In a significant advance for DNA Origami technology the DNA-brick self-assembly method developed by Wyss scientists in 2012 has been significantly improved http://wyss.harvard.edu/viewpressrelease/173/. In recent demonstrations this technology can now produce self-assembled DNA crystals up to a micrometer in size laterally and up to 80nm in depth with fine control over the dimensions of the final crystal, the orientation of DNA subunits, and the presence of user-designed complex 3D nanoscale features and voids. A further demonstration revealed the ability to precisely position gold nanoparticles in user-designed 2D patterns each individually less than 2nm apart from each other. As this technology continues to mature its many applications will be profound. Quote: DNA nanotechnology now makes it possible for us to assemble, in a programmable way, prescribed structures rivaling the complexity of many molecular machines we see in Nature.

2. Graphene Electrodes for Transparent Brain-Computer Interfaces.
A DARPA-funded project has successfully demonstrated the fabrication and application of an implanted brain computer interface chip that uses transparent graphene electrodes to record activity from the brain http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/141020/ncomms6258/full/ncomms6258.html. The flexible prototype devices were implanted onto the surface of rat brains and successfully recorded neurophysiological signals while the researchers simultaneously (i) modulated areas of the cortex directly beneath the electrodes with light and optogentically engineered rats, or (ii) imaged the cortical vasculature directly beneath the electrodes with a range of imaging techniques. This looks to be a powerful tool for research in this area and I’m interested to see whether transparent light-emitting diodes might be incorporated in future. 

3. Smart Diagnostic Sweat Sensors.
This week there was a nice in-depth review article discussing the development and utility of smart diagnostic sweat sensors http://spectrum.ieee.org/biomedical/diagnostics/sweat-sensors-will-change-how-wearables-track-your-health. Current sensors look like a bandaid with layers comprising (i) a sticky sweat-permeable adhesive, (ii) processing and communications chips built into a large flexible antenna, (iii) a suitable paper microfluidic chip, and (iv) a top facing protective layer. Such devices are designed to be worn, absorb sweat, analyse sweat for appropriate metabolites, record sensing events to the embedded electronics and communicate this via short-range bluetooth to a nearby smartphone. Such devices in future will offer real-time monitoring of a persons metabolites and biomarkers. 

4. Repairing Spines to allow Paraplegics to Walk Again.
The results of an experimental study were announced this week in which olfactory ensheathing cells were taken from a paralysed man’s olfactory bulb, grown in the lab, and re-inserted into the site of the man’s spinal injury, and ultimately resulting in him now being able to walk again with the aid of a frame https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/1014/211014-UCL-research-helps-paralysed-man-recover-function. The professor who led the work first demonstrated treatment of spinal injuries in rats with these cells in 1997 so this work was a long time coming. It is hoped that this success serves as a turning point in bringing the treatment to the very many other people in desperate need of it. Mass-market application of cell therapies in this manner will have additional flow-on benefits to the myriad other cell therapies under development. 

5. An Expanded Protein Engineering Toolset.
Recent work demonstrating an expanded protein engineering toolset that includes computational modelling and peptide biochemistry, biophysics, and crystallography resulted in the rational design and development of new protein channel structures http://www.bris.ac.uk/news/2014/october/barrel-proteins.html. The proof-of-concept structures involved the assembly of different alpha-helix proteins in groups of five, six, and seven units to form long barrels or channel proteins with well-defined pore diameters. The tool should help in designing new proteins that can be added to cells to function as enzyme catalysts or selective gates for molecules for example. 

6. Powering Miniature Implanted Chips with Ultrasound.
Tiny chips with piezoelectric sensors or generators designed to be implanted into the body have been developed that can be powered by external sources of ultrasound http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/october/sound-powered-chip-10-15-14.html. The current prototypes convert ultrasound to electricity, execute limited medial commands, send data wirelessly to an external receiver, and are the size of the tip of a ballpoint pen. The group plans to boost capabilities while further shrinking the device to 10% of its current size and aim to enable future applications in which a large network of implanted devices could sense and stimulate a mammalian brain for example. 

7. Synthetic Biology on Dry Paper and Toehold Switches.
At this point I’m convinced that the Wyss Institute is one of the most innovative ground-breaking scientific powerhouses on the planet. In addition to #1 we had another two major developments in synthetic biology from Wyss this week http://www.nanowerk.com/news2/biotech/newsid=37849.php. First, a versatile range of paper-based diagnostics and biosensors were built using a technique to combine cell-free proteins and polynucleotides onto printed spots on paper that was then freeze dried and able to be stored for up to a year. Simply adding the solution to be analysed - lab experiment, patent blood or saliva, etc - to the paper activates the biomolecules embedded in the paper fibers. These included fluorescent proteins and colour-changing proteins, small molecule and RNA activation of genetic switches, complex gene circuits, and programmable diagnostics to detect ebola for example. All on a postage-stamp-sized piece of paper. Second, the development of synthetic toehold switches; specifically-designed gene regulatory elements whose structure stops designated gene expression, but which changes in the presence of a specific RNA sequence to allow and promote the designated gene expression. 

8. Entopsis Nutec Microfluidic Diagnostics.
In related news the young company Entopsis has commercialised its Nutec microfluidics diagnostic platform as a research tool but seeks to simplify the device and put it in the hands of a wider consumer market http://wlrn.org/post/miami-scientists-are-building-smartphones-can-diagnose-cancer. Nutec chips have an array of 50 - 500 tiny wells packed with numerous combinations of biosensors; when a patient sample is added - blood, saliva, etc - it produces a distinctive pattern of colours that can be analysed to confirm a test or diagnosis. I think an interesting strategy for such a company to pursue would be to redesign the Nutec chip as a Project Ara module http://www.projectara.com/. 

9. Dynamic Images of Molecules Moving Inside Living Cells.
A new imaging platform called lattice sheet microscopy has been developed that allows 3D images of intracellular molecular activity to be captured in real time http://www.hhmi.org/news/new-microscope-collects-dynamic-images-molecules-animate-life. The new microscope can image internal activity of cells and embryos without inducing light damage and over far longer periods than was previously possible. The resolution of the microscope is such that it can track the movements of individual proteins in three dimensions, track the growth and dynamics of the cytoskeleton in dividing cells, and monitor the fine changes that occur over hours during key developmental stages. The videos prepared by the team really do have to be seen. 

10. China: A GMO Powerhouse.
Capping off the week we had a good review article from Technology Review covering the impressive scale and scope of Chinese GMO research and development programs http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/531721/chinas-gmo-stockpile/. Even though China faces popular opposition to GMO crops in a similar way to that faced by western governments and the authorities have not approved a new GMO crop in five years, the country is still the world’s top public spender on the genetic modification of crops. Many believe China is deploying these resources to build up a store of engineered crops and agricultural technologies that can be quickly deployed when changing environmental and demographic factors demand it. This is possibly an example of the precautionary principle practiced in a risk-averse country invariably leading to a proactionary country gaining a technological advantage. 

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2014-10-26 01:36:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2014-10-26 01:25:02 (2 comments, 8 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Just as god intended.


An animated guide to breathing

A particularly awesome gif of three very different species.

Made with love by a designer with a molecular biology degree. New charts, infographs, or illustrations published every two to three weeks. Make time to check them all out.

Source Eleanor Lutz's Tabletop Whale: http://tabletopwhale.com/

Sources cited:
Freeman, Scott. Biological Science, 4th Edition. San Francisco: Pearson Education Inc., 2011.
Harrison, Jon. Ventilatory Mechanism and Control in Grasshoppers Amer. Zool., 37:73-81 (1997)
Ritchison, Gary. Avian Respiration. Course materials for Ornithology 554/754
#science #scienceeveryday #biology  
.___Just as god intended.

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2014-10-25 15:53:26 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

About to play Silent Hills 0_o

About to play Silent Hills 0_o___

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2014-10-25 15:08:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

#throughglass

#throughglass___

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2014-10-24 17:45:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Beginning tonight at 0:00, find me and +David McCumber gaming for charity at http://twitch.tv/daringone1

I'm still $50 short of my goal! I'm stoked because I've doubled my effort from last year, but I really want to get to $200! Who can push me over?!?

Donate at http://bit.ly/DHEL2014 to push me across the finish line!

Beginning tonight at 0:00, find me and +David McCumber gaming for charity at http://twitch.tv/daringone1

I'm still $50 short of my goal! I'm stoked because I've doubled my effort from last year, but I really want to get to $200! Who can push me over?!?

Donate at http://bit.ly/DHEL2014 to push me across the finish line!___

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2014-10-24 01:45:26 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Just got my invite to +Inbox by Gmail ^_^

Really digging it.

This is the greatest: On last nights This Week in Google, +Leo Laporte was trying to figure out a feature of Google's new Inbox and I speculated that somewhere inside the Googlebeast, some Googlers were watching and rooting for Leo to find the solution. Indeed, there were three of them. +Gina Trapani +Jason Cornwell ___Just got my invite to +Inbox by Gmail ^_^

Really digging it.

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2014-10-23 22:48:53 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

// cyberpunk fashion is politics. 

http://cvdazzle.com/

See also:
https://plus.google.com/+DanielEstrada/posts/WyiEPLtCqr6

http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/7/nsa-surveillanceartbiometricspoliticsculture.html

via +Ben Bogart 

// cyberpunk fashion is politics. 

http://cvdazzle.com/

See also:
https://plus.google.com/+DanielEstrada/posts/WyiEPLtCqr6

http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/7/nsa-surveillanceartbiometricspoliticsculture.html

via +Ben Bogart ___

2014-10-23 01:37:19 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Imagine you are a machine.

Imagine you are a machine.___

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2014-10-23 01:33:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

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2014-10-22 22:40:07 (2 comments, 11 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

It goes on and on and ooooooon.....

The Never Ending Story

Loved this movie.. and how true it is.. the laundry never ever ends...

#neverendingstory #laundry___It goes on and on and ooooooon.....

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2014-10-22 22:05:03 (9 comments, 5 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Uh... wat. o_o

Smart #kid .!!..... #Acting   #talent  starts early in life.!!...


#funnygifs___Uh... wat. o_o

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2014-10-22 22:04:34 (5 comments, 15 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

Madness is the new sanity

Madness is the new sanity___

2014-10-22 22:04:08 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

//My attempt to send a invite for Inbox failed because inbox@google.com was receiving too much mail lol (they ended up acknowledging my request somehow anyway)

>Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

     inbox@inbox.gmrservice.ext.google.com

Technical details of permanent failure:
Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the relay gmr-smtp-in.l.google.com by gmr-smtp-in.l.google.com. [2a00:1450:400c:c0a::e].

We recommend contacting the other email provider at postmaster@gmr-smtp-in.l.google.com for further information about the cause of this error.

The error that the other server returned was:
550-5.2.1 The user you are trying to contact is receiving mail at a rate that
550-5.2.1 prevents additional messages from being delivered. For more
550-5.2.1 information, please visit
550 5.2.1ht... more »

//My attempt to send a invite for Inbox failed because inbox@google.com was receiving too much mail lol (they ended up acknowledging my request somehow anyway)

>Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

     inbox@inbox.gmrservice.ext.google.com

Technical details of permanent failure:
Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the relay gmr-smtp-in.l.google.com by gmr-smtp-in.l.google.com. [2a00:1450:400c:c0a::e].

We recommend contacting the other email provider at postmaster@gmr-smtp-in.l.google.com for further information about the cause of this error.

The error that the other server returned was:
550-5.2.1 The user you are trying to contact is receiving mail at a rate that
550-5.2.1 prevents additional messages from being delivered. For more
550-5.2.1 information, please visit
550 5.2.1 http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?answer=6592 cy3si131908wib.2 - gsmtp___

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2014-10-22 17:52:25 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Our biggest rethink of email since gmail, really excited about Inbox

Our biggest rethink of email since gmail, really excited about Inbox___

2014-10-22 01:47:50 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Hey G+. What is Infinity?

Hey G+. What is Infinity?___

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2014-10-22 01:06:20 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Amazing shots of different cave bacteria that are nothing like anything on the surface.

Just as god intended.

Amazing shots of different cave bacteria that are nothing like anything on the surface.

Just as god intended.___

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2014-10-21 18:21:48 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

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2014-10-21 17:36:54 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Update for Google Play Music

Logged into Play Music and was present with this set of themes to pick for a "Tuesday Afternoon"

Very cool!

I picked the "working to a beat" category and had another couple levels of categories to narrow it down (picked ambient -> music for reading) and a mix started playing. This is a great addition to the "I'm Feeling Lucky" radio that I often spin up.

Update for Google Play Music

Logged into Play Music and was present with this set of themes to pick for a "Tuesday Afternoon"

Very cool!

I picked the "working to a beat" category and had another couple levels of categories to narrow it down (picked ambient -> music for reading) and a mix started playing. This is a great addition to the "I'm Feeling Lucky" radio that I often spin up.___

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2014-10-20 17:40:39 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

This is a thought-provoking article on the nature of factual belief and of religious belief, and how a single person can often seem to hold two contradictory beliefs. The idea (as proposed by Neil van Leeuwen) is that there is a flaw in English: we use the word "belief" for both of these, but these actually represent two quite distinct psychological processes.

Essentially, the idea is that religious belief -- at least for most people -- is what you might call a type of narrative belief, where you hold the story in your head, reason about it from within its hypotheses, and derive meaning from it. This type of belief is only held within its context, and "factual" belief -- information we have about the outside world -- can intrude upon it, but not the other way round. (Lombrozo gives a related example for comparison: "Even when engaged in pretend play, for example, children... more »

This is a thought-provoking article on the nature of factual belief and of religious belief, and how a single person can often seem to hold two contradictory beliefs. The idea (as proposed by Neil van Leeuwen) is that there is a flaw in English: we use the word "belief" for both of these, but these actually represent two quite distinct psychological processes.

Essentially, the idea is that religious belief -- at least for most people -- is what you might call a type of narrative belief, where you hold the story in your head, reason about it from within its hypotheses, and derive meaning from it. This type of belief is only held within its context, and "factual" belief -- information we have about the outside world -- can intrude upon it, but not the other way round. (Lombrozo gives a related example for comparison: "Even when engaged in pretend play, for example, children know that they shouldn't really bite the Play-Doh "cookie"; the factual belief that Play-Doh isn't food infiltrates imaginative play.")

The proposition that religious belief works through the mechanism of narrative and story isn't (by any means) to say that it is either unimportant or untrue: narrative is our most profound means of experiencing situations other than our own and of reasoning about ourselves in those situations, and is key to the way in which we develop core faculties such as empathy and ethics. (Pinker gave a fairly extensive, data-based argument for this in The Better Angels of our Nature, pointing out the emergence of widely available written fiction as a potential causal agent in a sharp decline in interpersonal violence at the same time.) The stories which I re-read, time and time again, I re-read because they are in a profound sense "true," even if I do not believe (in the factual sense) that Darwi Odrade read Leto II's message in a cave on Arrakis, or that Fermina Daza ever fell back in love with Florentino Ariza in her old age. 

I'm not yet certain where I sit on this hypothesis of van Leeuwen's. There are some aspects of it which ring true to me -- I recognize the mechanism by which I suspend disbelief and accept a narrative as real, not simply when I am reading a book but much later, when I think about it and the characters and the story, and I recognize a similar method when thinking about religious stories, both in myself and in others. On the other hand, I see behavior in other people which doesn't seem to match the hypothesis as cleanly: where the rule that "factual beliefs can intrude upon narrative beliefs, but not vice-versa" seems to fail, and in particular narrative beliefs are indeed held as factual beliefs.

So I suspect that what van Leeuwen has captured is one aspect of the question, but far from a complete summary of it. Nonetheless, I think that this is a fruitful idea, and may help me understand many things about people's thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors -- including my own -- in the future. So it's food for thought.

Via +Kee Hinckley.___

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2014-10-20 15:44:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Chrome Extension: Earth View from Google Maps.

I've been using this new Chrome extension for a few days now and it quickly became apparent that I like it enough that I need to share it. Simply install it from the Chrome web store and it runs invisibly in the background. Whenever you open a new tab the extension activates and pulls in a random high-resolution satellite image of some amazing location on Earth that you've never seen before, and loads this as the background wallpaper on the new tab you just opened. 

This is such a simple thing; adding interesting, new information to a piece of very common digital real estate that we normally take for granted in its utility and function - the new tab page of a browser. Often I'll only glimpse the image for barely a second as I quickly type in the search or URL that I'm after. Other times I'll just have to pause... more »

Chrome Extension: Earth View from Google Maps.

I've been using this new Chrome extension for a few days now and it quickly became apparent that I like it enough that I need to share it. Simply install it from the Chrome web store and it runs invisibly in the background. Whenever you open a new tab the extension activates and pulls in a random high-resolution satellite image of some amazing location on Earth that you've never seen before, and loads this as the background wallpaper on the new tab you just opened. 

This is such a simple thing; adding interesting, new information to a piece of very common digital real estate that we normally take for granted in its utility and function - the new tab page of a browser. Often I'll only glimpse the image for barely a second as I quickly type in the search or URL that I'm after. Other times I'll just have to pause for several seconds just to look at the beautiful and striking image that has appeared. On a couple of occasions I've even forgotten what I was searching for altogether or else gotten distracted searching for that location on Google Maps and Wikipedia; digging in like this is very easily facilitated by clicking on the mini-globe icon at lower-right that conveniently provides an approximate location and name. 

Sometimes I'll even open up a dozen tabs in a row just to keep seeing new and different satellite images. Although I do occasionally come across the same image twice. If I want my usual apps or other shortcuts these can still be accessed by clicking on an Apps link at upper-left. 

In summary I've really appreciated how this little tool has provided so many interesting and random insights throughout my day in a new and engaging way. I've been at times surprised, astounded, and amazed at some of the images and locales. Feel free to give it a trial to see if you like as much as me; while I don't know how long I'll end up using it I don't plan on stopping anytime soon. 

I think I first found this via Google+ but I forget who to attribute - thanks to whoever it was!

#chrome   #extension   #satelliteimages  ___

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2014-10-20 12:36:48 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

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2014-10-20 00:34:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

So excited about Silent Hills.

So excited about Silent Hills.___

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2014-10-20 00:16:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

What's with the skeleton running across at about 7:00?

What's with the skeleton running across at about 7:00?___

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2014-10-19 21:20:25 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Tesla is building cars out of software. "Software-based platforms, of which AI-based technologies are part, tend to invert traditional economics through network effects. The more people on the Internet, the more valuable it becomes for everyone. The more people who use Apple’s Siri, the more Siri learns and the better it works for everyone, and because Tesla’s self-driving AI platform is software, autopilot will work as efficiently in future inexpensive cars as it does now in expensive luxury sedans. The AI powering Tesla’s autopilot will continue to improve and increase in value in a fashion similar to other networked software, rapidly moving down-market from luxury cars into more mainstream vehicles. Completely driverless mainstream vehicles are closer than we think."

Tesla is building cars out of software. "Software-based platforms, of which AI-based technologies are part, tend to invert traditional economics through network effects. The more people on the Internet, the more valuable it becomes for everyone. The more people who use Apple’s Siri, the more Siri learns and the better it works for everyone, and because Tesla’s self-driving AI platform is software, autopilot will work as efficiently in future inexpensive cars as it does now in expensive luxury sedans. The AI powering Tesla’s autopilot will continue to improve and increase in value in a fashion similar to other networked software, rapidly moving down-market from luxury cars into more mainstream vehicles. Completely driverless mainstream vehicles are closer than we think."___

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2014-10-19 21:00:45 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

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2014-10-19 19:04:26 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

#RaceAgainstTheMachine   #ScienceSunday  .

How Automated Hypothesis Generation Can Help Research

This new kind of software will generate unexpected solutions

#ai #sciencesunday___ #RaceAgainstTheMachine   #ScienceSunday  .

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2014-10-19 18:16:36 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

“The thoughts of all men arise from the darkness. If you are the movement of your soul, and the cause of that movement precedes you, then how could you ever call your thoughts your own? How could you be anything other than a slave to the darkness that comes before?”

The Prince of Nothing trilogy (The Darkness That Comes Before, The Warrior Prophet, The Thousandfold Thought), by R. Scott Bakker, 2004-2006.

I am aware that my first reviews have been rather short, but I always intended to go back and forth between these "quickies" and more in-depth reviews. Deciding which book or series would be the victim of my first lengthier commentary was not difficult. I believe that every lover of fantasy literature should read, or at least attempt to read, the Prince of Nothing trilogy by R. Scott Bakker. Whatever one may think of the author, and I will get to that later, I feel it is impossible to deny the originality and complexity of the story, of the characters and indeed of the whole approach to fantasy proposed by Bakker.

There are dozens of ways to present fantasy. The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion were written by a linguist and a passionate fan of Norse mythology. A Song of Ice and Fire (aka Game of Thrones) ignores language preoccupations and stays clear of elves and goblins to focus on political intrigues. I think it is safe to venture that George R.R. Martin is a medieval history fanatic. As original as Tolkien and Martin, Bakker writes fantasy with a background in philosophy and a great interest for religious studies. The result is a series of books where we delve into the psyche of each main character, where we follow their every thought, doubt and existential question. If you really dislike philosophical and religious questions, then perhaps stay clear of the series, otherwise you are in for a crazy ride.

The plot follows four major characters who become involved in a holy crusade. The first is Anasurimbor Kellhus, a monk from a small monastic community, the Dunyan, which has been isolated from the rest of the world for centuries. Anasurimbor's father had left the community some years ago and the story starts with the son receiving dreams enticing him to leave and find his father. The Dunyan have achieved a complete mastery over their body, thoughts and emotions. Ordinary men are but children to Anasurimbor's eyes and he quickly learns how to speak and act in order to achieve his own goals. The second is Drusas Achamian, a wizard plagued by dreams of the ancient war with the No-God who believes Anasurimbor fulfills a prophecy and is an harbinger of the Second Apocalypse. The third is Esmenet, a prostitute who becomes caught between Anasurimbor and Achamian. Finally, Cnaiur is a barbarian who had met Anasurimbor's father and understands the danger posed by the Dunyan. Vastly different from each other, they all have redeeming qualities and terrible failings. They each teach us different things on the nature of Man, but those truths are never easily gained. 

The writing is extraordinary. I love the mysticism and philosophical questions which are pervasive. I knew I was in love with the series near the beginning when, as Anasurimbor is able to contemplate time and space while fighting an unknown foe, Bakker writes: "There was one space between them, but the crossings were infinite". Bakker is somewhat weaker when it comes to large-scale battles and minor characters, but never loses our interest.

A last note on the author. One look at the man's blog will convince anyone that the man is full of himself. He seems to believe that by using big words he is proving himself to be more intelligent than 99.9% of the world's population. Still, I do not agree with wide-spread accusations that the series is misogynistic. I do not know whether Bakker suffers from misogyny in real life, but I completely disagree that the Prince of Nothing series lowers women. Yes, the only major female character was a prostitute, but she is as complex and interesting as the three male leads. Furthermore, the three main male characters are as much if not more twisted and tortured than Esmenet. There is no pure and noble hero in this story, everyone tries to move forward, to further their own goals while dealing with all their inner demons.

The Prince of Nothing is followed by a second trilogy, of which the last book should come out this year. I will review it at that time, but let me quickly say that, two books in, I have enjoyed it less and I sometimes felt the author had lost his focus. Still, I will surely read the next book in one sitting when it comes out, I cannot wait to see what is in store for my beloved and despised Anasurimbor.

Plot: 9
A brilliant story of a recluse monk stumbling into a world-spanning crusade.
Setting: 8.5
Kingdoms, religions and schools of magic have centuries of history.
Characters: 9.5
You will never forget Anasurimbor Kellhus.
Writing: 9
Some people think it is heavy, I simply adored it.
Overall: 9___“The thoughts of all men arise from the darkness. If you are the movement of your soul, and the cause of that movement precedes you, then how could you ever call your thoughts your own? How could you be anything other than a slave to the darkness that comes before?”

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2014-10-19 18:05:58 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Here's to the next 2 billion indeed ^_^

+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, and photographs with a wide and varied group of people... and to that I say, "Here's to the next 2 Billion users!"

+François Beaufort +Denis Labelle ___Here's to the next 2 billion indeed ^_^

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2014-10-19 15:06:06 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Yup.

Gamer problems. #gaming #gamer #xbox #playstation___Yup.

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2014-10-19 14:53:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest, 42/14.
Modular RNA & DNA particles, big data automation, creating spacetimes, simulating black holes, synthesising ionic chains, printing crystal textures & solid forming, deep learning, drone traffic control.

1. Modular Multifunctional RNA Nanoparticles.
A new modular RNA nanoparticle technology starts with the computational design and subsequent self-assembly of hexagonal RNA rings onto which a range of different molecular functional groups can self-attach http://www.nanowerk.com/spotlight/spotid=37709.php. This approach is similar to DNA origami technology and functional groups that can be attached to these rings include siRNAs, aptamers, proteins, dyes, and RNA-DNA hybrids, which allows for a very diverse range of biosensing and therapeutic applications. Proof-of-concept involved (i) creating RNA rings with six... more »

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest, 42/14.
Modular RNA & DNA particles, big data automation, creating spacetimes, simulating black holes, synthesising ionic chains, printing crystal textures & solid forming, deep learning, drone traffic control.

1. Modular Multifunctional RNA Nanoparticles.
A new modular RNA nanoparticle technology starts with the computational design and subsequent self-assembly of hexagonal RNA rings onto which a range of different molecular functional groups can self-attach http://www.nanowerk.com/spotlight/spotid=37709.php. This approach is similar to DNA origami technology and functional groups that can be attached to these rings include siRNAs, aptamers, proteins, dyes, and RNA-DNA hybrids, which allows for a very diverse range of biosensing and therapeutic applications. Proof-of-concept involved (i) creating RNA rings with six aptamers that selectively bind a green dye and significantly increased light emission, and (ii) testing different RNA rings with multiple functional groups against HIV infected cells - targeting multiple parts of HIV at once is important given how rapidly HIV evolves. This is a really nice platform technology and the group plans to significantly expand the library of parts that can be used with the technology. 

2. Multifunctional DNA Nanoparticles.
Closely related to the above we also saw DNA origami technology again being used in another approach to self-assemble multifunctional DNA cages 150nm wide that are coated with folic acid binding-molecules and contain an anticancer drug and a polymer-coated DNA-chewing enzyme http://news.ncsu.edu/2014/10/gu-cocoon-2014/. Cancer cells over-express folic acid on their surfaces and so the DNA cages are preferentially taken up by cancer cells, the internal environment of which causes the polymer to dissolve, releasing the enzyme to chew up the DNA cage, and releasing the anticancer drug to kill that cancer cell. The group hope to continue with preclinical testing. Quite aside from this promising application being developed it is great to see functional self-assembled DNA technology being used and investigated on such a regular and wide-spread basis. 

3. Further Big Data Automation with Data-Smashing Technique.
A new algorithmic data analysis technique called “Data-Smashing” should enable further automation of data analysis and accelerated knowledge discovery http://mediarelations.cornell.edu/2014/10/09/data-smashing-could-unshackle-automated-discovery/. Typically the machine-based analysis of huge data sets requires a human expert to point the algorithm towards relevant features for comparison. This new method dispenses with such human guidance and automatically estimates similarities and differences in huge data sets to assist with subsequent human use, and might also allow for deriving knowledge and relationships that human experts might not know to look for. Successful proof-of-concepts involved (i) electroencephalograph pattern data, (ii) anomalous cardiac activity readings, and (iii) astronomical object classification. 

4. Creating Curved Spacetimes.
Optical lattices, or traps, form from carefully controlled interference between two laser beams, and can comprise ordered arrays of minima or “pockets” that hold onto individual atoms of interest in ultra-cold, quantum-mechanical conditions. Recent studies in theoretical physics suggest that atoms embedded in such a lattice are mathematically equivalent to a quantum field in curved spacetime, which can be measured and observed directly - something previously difficult or impossible https://medium.com/the-physics-arxiv-blog/how-to-create-curved-spacetime-in-the-lab-c03107623468. Keeping the lattice regular is equivalent to a flat spacetime; changing the lattice to vary in space in different ways is equivalent to curved spacetimes. This suggests convenient means to simulate the expansion / contraction of spacetime to test various models and including relativistic effects and gravity waves. Fascinating stuff and I wonder what other applications optical lattices may give rise to?

5. New Materials to Simulate Black Holes.
On the topic of simulating curved spacetimes we also had an interesting result with the experimental reduction to practice of a prior theoretical model indicating that quantum fluids - in this case an optically confined and accelerated Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) moving faster than the speed of sound - produce Hawking radiation from event horizons in the form of phonons and their negative-energy partners http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26366-desktop-sonic-black-hole-emits-hawking-radiation.html. An interesting result and potentially useful for direct and indirect probes of black holes as well as other gravity and spacetime experiments. 

6. First Synthesis of Two-Element Atomic Chains.
An ionic crystalline chain of repeating cesium and iodine ions has been synthesised for the first time within the confined one-dimensional space inside a carbon nanotube http://phys.org/news/2014-10-two-element-atomic-chain-microscopic-space.html. This is fairly fundamental research into new types of one-dimensional materials and will entail much more research into physical characterisation and developing additional applications for both the materials and also the ability to confine matter within these structures. 

7. 3D Printing Controlled Crystallographic Textures.
A new 3D printing technology using electron beam melting of metal powders allows bulk metallic parts to be fabricated with controlled microstructures and crystallographic textures throughout the entire volume http://www.ornl.gov/ornl/news/news-releases/2014/ornl-research-reveals-unique-capabilities-of-3-d-printing-. Such technology allows material and parts designers to specify location-specific crystal-structure-orientations in a part. This provides far greater control over part properties including strength, weight, function, conductivity, flexibility, etc. 

8. 3D Printing via Laser Solid Forming.
On the topic of 3D printing a new 3D printing technology called laser solid forming (LSF) has demonstrated the ability to print parts with properties that reach those of wrought or conventionally manufactured parts http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/3dp.2014.0016. LSF works by using focused laser pulses and synchronously-fed metal powders to map out, deposit, and melt precise amounts of metal powders to form arbitrary 3D structures. While best results are currently achieved with titanium and titanium alloys, other metals and materials also produce excellent results, even if not quite the same as conventional bulk parts. This represents a fairly significant milestone for 3D printing technologies - rapidly creating parts with the same strength, brittleness, etc of conventional parts. 

9. Deep Learning Machines Continue to Make Strides.
Earlier this year DeepMind, an artificial intelligence company bought by Google and focused on developing deep learning algorithms, demonstrated that its systems were able to learn to beat humans at basic computer games like Pong but not at slightly-more-complex games like Space Invaders. Now DeepMind’s systems are further developed and have learned to master Space Invaders and games of similar complexity http://singularityhub.com/2014/10/16/watch-deep-learning-ai-get-superhuman-at-space-invaders-after-all-night-gaming-session/. This approach to building AI systems focuses on developing the general ability to learn in real-time, from experience, and better adapt to environmental situations; it promises sophisticated web services, search, and robotics capabilities. 

10. Air-Traffic Control for Drones.
A project involving NASA and company Airware is building an air traffic control system to manage the projected increase in commercial drones filling our airspace in the coming years including 7,500 drones operating commercially by 2018 http://www.technologyreview.com/news/531811/air-traffic-control-for-drones/. Many of these commercial operations will be driven by industrial needs such as mining and especially agriculture like this one http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/aerial-robots/yamaha-demos-agricultural-robocopter. We seem to be at a fairly pivotal point for deciding where regulatory oversight of drones will go, and centralised systems like this one naturally give rise to proponents advocating for alternative distributed solutions. 

The weekly SciTech Digests are also available as a Google Newsstand Magazine Edition here: 
https://www.google.com/producer/editions/CAow4-hB/scitech_digest ___

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2014-10-19 02:19:54 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I'm pleased to be able to announce that a group of people finally recognized the innovative nature of the attention economy stuff that +Daniel Estrada has been working on for a decade. Today, an Israeli company announcing a new kind of network that is the apotheosis of distributed currency and social networking. Dan's been quietly working with these guys for months to build this, and it's finally here.

I'm pleased to be able to announce that a group of people finally recognized the innovative nature of the attention economy stuff that +Daniel Estrada has been working on for a decade. Today, an Israeli company announcing a new kind of network that is the apotheosis of distributed currency and social networking. Dan's been quietly working with these guys for months to build this, and it's finally here.___

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2014-10-18 23:56:46 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Synereo

Synereo is the first decentralized social network for managing the attention economy. 

You own your information. 
You own your identity. 
You own your networks. 
Your time is valuable, and you deserve compensation for the digital labor your perform.

More: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=827782

// I've been working on this project for a few weeks, and a few days ago I posted an essay (http://goo.gl/QAq3gS) that talks in more detail about our approach. 

The project is still very much in development. We're interested in hearing any comments you have!

Synereo

Synereo is the first decentralized social network for managing the attention economy. 

You own your information. 
You own your identity. 
You own your networks. 
Your time is valuable, and you deserve compensation for the digital labor your perform.

More: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=827782

// I've been working on this project for a few weeks, and a few days ago I posted an essay (http://goo.gl/QAq3gS) that talks in more detail about our approach. 

The project is still very much in development. We're interested in hearing any comments you have!___

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2014-10-18 22:30:11 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Just as god intended.

Just as god intended.___

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2014-10-18 21:13:49 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

//Superstition  and witch-doctory can only get us so far 0_o

>In interviews conducted across the nation, leading anti-science activists expressed their concern that the American people, wracked with anxiety over the possible spread of the virus, might desperately look to science to save the day.

//Superstition  and witch-doctory can only get us so far 0_o

>In interviews conducted across the nation, leading anti-science activists expressed their concern that the American people, wracked with anxiety over the possible spread of the virus, might desperately look to science to save the day.___

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