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Matt Uebel has been at 7 events

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Daniel Estrada29,948This 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. @111907992359490335188 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/8cMKSI But 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 @103315650425474752023 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. Harbaugh570Detroit Through Glass!2013-11-16 12:00:004 
Matt Uebel28,738"Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad." This will be a fully spoilerific discussion of Peter Watts novel "Blindsight." http://www.rifters.com/real/Blindsight.htm +Joshua Gess +Jon Lawhead Blindsight Discussion Hangout2013-04-21 02:30:003 
The Walking Dead94,101In 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 02:00:00693 
The White House2,745,459In 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.gov Learn 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 22:50:0034160 
Kiki Sanford4,977,462What 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 Cain940,737To celebrate the landing of NASA's Curiosity Rover - the Mars Science Laboratory - we'll be running a special live hangout.  In conjunction with @106911959181067745693. 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, @109036978092446954908, @108952536790629690817 and @102887292457967781591 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 @111419948721791453320 and the @108759765804984663877. @109479143173251353583 and @107051665537162034944 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 @100902337165997768522)Google+ Hangout - Curiosity Landing Coverage2012-08-06 05:00:004871 

Matt Uebel has been shared in 391 public circles

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Paul Hutchinson2,176A G+ #FF post ... Here's my "Science" circle (at least 501 of the 1105 people in the circle)#tw #fb2015-02-27 21:06:56501000
Brian Mcquillan23,952Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #Gif #Cute #Anime #Animals #Online #Life #CatLovers #Cat #FunnyPics #Quote #Art #CaturdayEveryday #QuoteOfTheDay #Truth #Dog #Dogs #XD #Meme #LOL #Humor #Cute #Anime #Gif #Animals #Cat #CatLovers #Art #Online #Cats #Life #FunnyPics #CaturdayEveryday #Dog #Quote #Dogs #Truth #Manga 2015-02-27 10:33:26381133
Mark Sampson9,564This is my Awesome 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..2015-02-23 18:46:48432000
setyo aji0The Amazing  #Circle - Just Do It!#sports #triathlons #marathons #triathlon #exercise #health #nutrition #running #biking #swimming #Sport #FridaySharedCircle #SharedCircle of #sportlover #sportmen #sportwomen  #Sport #FridaySharedCircle #SharedCircle of #sportlover #sportmen #sportwomen 2015-02-14 13:01:18491010
Technology Pools262May be of interest...People who live, work and play in #London  #circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #bristol #somerset #london #britain 2015-02-10 07:59:34490011
Technology Pools262The Amazing  #Circle - Just Do It!#sports #triathlons #marathons #triathlon #exercise #health #nutrition #running #biking #swimming #Sport #FridaySharedCircle #SharedCircle of #sportlover #sportmen #sportwomen  #Sport #FridaySharedCircle #SharedCircle of #sportlover #sportmen #sportwomen   www.technologypools.co.uk2015-02-09 11:25:10491000
Crazy Cats22 Public #circleshare   January 20, 2015Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This #cirlce  !!!***************************************************************Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Follow me here : http://goo.gl/7rWIEVTo 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 +1 this circle4 Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( dont forget share the circle and include yourself )5 If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).6  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. You'll know if you're sharing the original one because you won't see "Jason Levy originally shared" above here. If you do see it, click on "originally shared" and it will bring you to this post.Special Invite :+A Tech Buzz +Axel Kratel +Andrea Gervasi +Andrew Sowerby +Anette Mossbacher +Brett Szmajda +Andrew Sowerby +Irina Sadokhina +Sean Carroll +Michael Sonntag +Mighty Dragon Studios +Eric Delcour +2015-02-01 10:25:32474215
Ryan Johnson24,317This circle contains people who are very active on Google+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 me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #Sharedcircles #circleshare  #sri_lanka #colombo #australia #adelaide #australia #cairns #australia #darwin #australia #hobart #new_zealand #auckland #new_zealand #wellington #papua_new_guinea #papua_new_guinea #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday 2015-01-31 06:57:474625912
Rian Sigap475Get More Google+ Follower with  +TubeDEVILZ  January 15, 2015*****************************************************************HERE'S OF MY SHARED PUBLIC CIRCLE*****************************************************************Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This Cilcle!!,Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!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 Click add people and create your circle3 +1 this circle4 Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( dont forget share the circle and include yourself )5 If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).6  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. You'll know if you're sharing the original one because you won't see "Jason Levy originally shared" above here. If you do see it, click on "originally shared" and it will bring you to this post.**************************************Follow Me Here : http://goo.gl/c18bpxAnd Subcribe : http://goo.gl/NT0MCkSpecial Invitation (Please +1 and Share) :+Alfina Dewi +Agus Septiann +Dini Ashanti +Amy Cesario +Sergii Daniloff +Danis Sanju +Lieven Damman +dini iftita +Lincoln Harrison +Riskhha Nur Hayati +Nanang Hendro +Hanste2015-01-16 20:15:35473419
Ryan Johnson23,295This circle contains people who are very active on Google+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 me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #Sharedcircles #circleshare  #sri_lanka #colombo #australia #adelaide #australia #cairns #australia #darwin #australia #hobart #new_zealand #auckland #new_zealand #wellington #papua_new_guinea #papua_new_guinea #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday 2015-01-16 13:00:35472236
RuMuZ NeYiMe1,336good morningadd friends list..#addcircle #addcircles #addpeople #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besharable #besocial #bestcircle #bestcircles #bestengagers #circleadd #circleall #circleme #circlemenow #circlemeup #circlenetwork #circleplus #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circleshares #circlesharing #circleup #circleyoushare #coolpeople #engagerscircle #engagerscircles #findcircle #findcircles #follow4follow #followback #followme #fullcircleshare #influencermarketing #internetmarketing #morefollowers #networkcircle 2015-01-12 08:56:27466002
John Sean10,506This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #philadelphia #phoenix #san_antonio #san_diego #san_francisco #san_jose #seattle #tampa #washington #american_samoa #american_samoa #pago_pago #fiji #fiji #nadi #fiji #suva #argentina #argentina #buenos_aires #argentina #cordoba #argentina #iguaza #argentina #mendoza #argentina #rosaio #argentina #san_carlos_de_bariloche #bolivia #bolivia #cochabamba 2015-01-12 06:41:19465012
Frank Gainsford53,086A circle of people who either post or share stuff that is about science 2015-01-09 10:11:403392513
Robert Connor27,004This is a shared circle of people that help G+ to grow.Share and be shared.If you like this Circle, please share this post and Circle. If you want to be in the next circle, share this circle and post a comment here!#CircleSharing #Circle #Circles #CircleOfTheDay #uk #SharedCircleOfTheDay #SharedCircles #SharedPublicCircles #Engagers #london #Shared #Google #travel #EngagersCircle #SocialMedia #SocialMediaMarketing #SEO #ADD #Google+ #ShareCircle #SharingCircles #Marketing #GooglePlusTips2014-12-22 10:21:504916668122
Norman E Grant2,529Share this Circle of passionate people and grow your network. 2014-12-08 20:18:364787312
Elevations RTC1,201This is my Zynio 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.2014-12-03 00:14:124146714
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov2,751SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FRIENDS : Circle V.1.11. Link to my own scientific research topic: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4212005/  To be included in future circle-editions, please ENGAGE: add me to your own circles/+1/re-share/comment on the original circle-post, or on some of the other science-related posts on my wall (this is needed since the number of people that could be circled is limited from Google – and therefore I am forced to keep included just the most active users). Currently featured science-related GOOGLE PLUS post:https://plus.google.com/115938908270684192009/posts/8LU6LVz75jxI would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #nutrition    #ScienceSunday   #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech   #GameTechnology    #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch    #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol   #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct   #artists   #foodies   #cars   2014-11-27 06:30:22451433271
Mark Sampson5,122This 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.2014-11-21 17:15:47436549
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,950SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS : CIRCLE V.8; maintained by +Atanas Georgiev Atanasov  ; You can learn more about my personal scientific research at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #NIAC   #nutrition   #Entrepreneur   #Commercial #ScienceSunday   #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech   #GameTechnology   #Gaming   #VideoGaming   #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch    #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol   #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct   2014-11-17 05:24:223625111
Mark Sampson4,941This 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.2014-11-14 21:15:45431119
Mark Sampson4,941This 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.2014-11-14 21:15:144311210
Mark Sampson4,941This 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.2014-11-14 21:14:38431119
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,633SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS : CIRCLE V.7; maintained by +AtanasGeorgievAtanasov ; You can learn more about my personal scientific research at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #NIAC   #nutrition   #Entrepreneur   #Commercial #ScienceSunday  #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech  #GameTechnology   #Gaming   #VideoGaming   #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch   #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol  #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct  #artists   #foodies   #cars2014-11-13 05:47:40346101
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,550SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS of it : CIRCLE V.6; maintained by +AtanasGeorgievAtanasov ; You can learn more about my personal scientific research here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #NIAC   #nutrition   #Entrepreneur   #Commercial #ScienceSunday  #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech  #GameTechnology   #Gaming   #VideoGaming   #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch   #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol  #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct  #artists   #foodies   2014-11-10 06:22:16330123
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,228SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS of it : CIRCLE V.5; maintained by +AtanasGeorgievAtanasov ; You can learn more about my personal scientific research here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science  #Research #Technology #NASA  #Space #Innovation #Engineering #NIAC #nutrition #Entrepreneur #Commercial#ScienceSunday #Sundayscience #Science #Research #Tech#GameTech #GameTechnology #Gaming #VideoGaming +Microsoft#MicrosoftResearch  #innovation #Inflammation #Brain#mindcontrol #photography #tech #socialmedia #googleplus#naturalproduct #artists #foodies #cars #sharingiscaring  #Liver#sharingmeansthankyou #socialmedia  #sports #Smartphones#tablets 2014-11-06 08:10:34369051
Kenneth Nicholson8,176Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle2014-11-05 08:32:434305536103
Sharon Caroline1,691Hello my friends, good morning/evening for you all!Boost Your visibility On Google+!Shared and be shared. :)Thank you for sharing and promoting this.#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedcircleoftheday2014-11-05 08:31:58463203
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,228SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS of it : Circle V.3, maintained by +AtanasGeorgievAtanasov To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   You can learn a bit more about my personal scientific research from these links: https://plus.google.com/115938908270684192009/posts/MGt3zvEtTgq  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science  #Research #Technology #NASA  #Space #Innovation  #Engineering #NIAC #nutrition #Entrepreneur #Commercial #ScienceSunday #Sundayscience #Science #Research #Tech #GameTech #GameTechnology #Gaming #VideoGaming +Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch  #innovation #Inflammation #Brain #mindcontrol #photography #tech #socialmedia #googleplus #naturalproduct #artists #foodies 2014-11-05 07:02:42362515
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,127Science and Technology +Friends: Circle 2014 V.2 To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   You can learn a bit more about my personal scientific research from these links: https://plus.google.com/115938908270684192009/posts/MGt3zvEtTgq  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science  #Research #Technology #NASA  #Space #Innovation  #Engineering #NIAC #nutrition #Entrepreneur #Commercial #ScienceSunday #Sundayscience #Science #Research #Tech #GameTech #GameTechnology #Gaming #VideoGaming +Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch  #innovation #Inflammation #Brain #mindcontrol #photography #tech #socialmedia #googleplus #naturalproduct #artists #foodies #cars 2014-11-04 06:51:44407103
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,054Science and Technology Circle 2014 To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   You can learn a bit more about my personal scientific research from these links: https://plus.google.com/115938908270684192009/posts/MGt3zvEtTgq  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science  #Research #Technology #NASA   #Space #Innovation   #Engineering #NIAC #nutrition #Entrepreneur #Commercial #ScienceSunday #Sundayscience #Science #Research #Tech #GameTech #GameTechnology #Gaming #VideoGaming #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch   #innovation #Inflammation #Brain #mindcontrol #photography #tech #socialmedia #googleplus #naturalproduct #artists 2014-11-02 08:37:19453526
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 20:35:51441026
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 20:34:57441447
Elevations RTC194This 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 18:15:364152121
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2015-02-23 01:01:46 (21 comments, 2 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

A matter of scale

I'm not usually much of a fan of the Fahrenheit scale, but as this graphic illustrates, it does produce convenient numbers for the purposes of discussing the weather.

(Image credit unknown; Googling it produces many hits.)

#sciencesunday


Most reshares: 14

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2015-02-25 02:24:27 (0 comments, 14 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

And that is "gerrymandering".

Most plusones: 51

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2015-02-23 14:43:35 (1 comments, 14 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

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2015-02-28 16:00:33 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Just as god intended.

Barrel jellyfish in all its magnificence photo by Mimmo Roscigno___Just as god intended.

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2015-02-28 15:59:55 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

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2015-02-28 15:59:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

John Michael Greer:

You can have everything you need to build a bicycle and still be unable to make a telescope or a radio receiver, and vice versa.

Strictly speaking, therefore, nothing requires the project of deliberate technological regress to move in lockstep to the technologies of a specific past date and stay there. It would be wholly possible to dump certain items of modern technology while keeping others. It would be just as possible to replace one modern technological suite with an older equivalent from one decade, another with an equivalent from a different decade and so on. Imagine, for example, a future America in which solar water heaters (worked out by 1920) and passive solar architecture (mostly developed in the 1960s and 1970s) were standard household features, canal boats (dating from before 1800) and tall ships (ditto) were the primary means of bulk transport,... more »

John Michael Greer:

You can have everything you need to build a bicycle and still be unable to make a telescope or a radio receiver, and vice versa.

Strictly speaking, therefore, nothing requires the project of deliberate technological regress to move in lockstep to the technologies of a specific past date and stay there. It would be wholly possible to dump certain items of modern technology while keeping others. It would be just as possible to replace one modern technological suite with an older equivalent from one decade, another with an equivalent from a different decade and so on. Imagine, for example, a future America in which solar water heaters (worked out by 1920) and passive solar architecture (mostly developed in the 1960s and 1970s) were standard household features, canal boats (dating from before 1800) and tall ships (ditto) were the primary means of bulk transport, shortwave radio (developed in the early 20th century) was the standard long-range communications medium, ultralight aircraft (largely developed in the 1980s) were still in use, and engineers crunched numbers using slide rules (perfected around 1880).

There’s no reason why such a pastiche of technologies from different eras couldn’t work. We know this because what passes for modern technology is a pastiche of the same kind, in which (for example) cars whose basic design dates from the 1890s are gussied up with onboard computers invented a century later. Much of modern technology, in fact, is old technology with a new coat of paint and a few electronic gimmicks tacked on, and it’s old technology that originated in many different eras, too. Part of what differentiates modern technology from older equivalents, in other words, is mere fashion. Another part, though, moves into more explosive territory.

[...]

These days, when you see the words “new and improved” on a product, rather more often than not, the only thing that’s been improved is the bottom line of the company that’s trying to sell it to you. When you hear equivalent claims about some technology that’s being marketed to society as a whole, rather than sold to you personally, the same rule applies at least as often.

[...]

Technological progress is a function of collective choices—do we fund Sealab or the Apollo program? Supersonic transports or urban light rail? Energy conservation and appropriate tech or an endless series of wars in the Middle East? No impersonal force makes those decisions; individuals and institutions make them, and then use the rhetoric of impersonal progress to cloak the political and financial agendas that guide the decision-making process.

What’s more, even if the industrial world chooses to invest its resources in a project, the laws of physics and economics determine whether the project is going to work. The Concorde is the poster child here, a technological successbut an economic flop that never even managed to cover its operating costs. Like nuclear power, it was only viable given huge and continuing government subsidies, and since the strategic benefits Britain and France got from having Concordes in the air were nothing like so great as those they got from having an independent source of raw material for nuclear weapons, it’s not hard to see why the subsidies went where they did.

That is to say, when something is being lauded as the next great step forward in the glorious march of progress leading humanity to a better world, those who haven’t drunk themselves tipsy on folk mythology need to keep four things in mind. The first is that the next great step forward  in the glorious march of progress (etc.) might not actually work when it’s brought down out of the billowing clouds of overheated rhetoric into the cold hard world of everyday life. The second is that even if it works, the next great step forward (etc.) may be a white elephant in economic terms, and survive only so long as it gets propped up by subsidies. The third is that even if it does make economic sense, the next great step (etc.) may be an inferior product, and do a less effective job of meeting human needs than whatever it’s supposed to replace. The fourth is that when it comes right down to it, to label something as the next great (etc.) is just a sales pitch, an overblown and increasingly trite way of saying “Buy this product!”

Those necessary critiques, in turn, are all implicit in the project of deliberate technological regress. Get past the thoughtstopping rhetoric that insists “you can’t turn back the clock”—to rephrase a comment of G.K. Chesterton’s, most people turn back the clock every fall, so that’s hardly a valid objection—and it becomes hard not to notice that “progress” is just a label for whatever choices happen to have been made by governments and corporations, with or without input from the rest of us. If we don’t like the choices that have been made for us in the name of progress, in turn, we can choose something else.

[...]

Once you buy into the notion that the specific choices made by industrial societies over the last three centuries or so are something more than the projects that happened to win out in the struggle for wealth and power, once you let yourself believe that there’s a teleology to it all—that there’s some objectively definable goal called “progress” that all these choices did a better or worse job of furthering—you’ve just made it much harder to ask where this thing called “progress” is going. The word “progress,” remember, means going further in the same direction, and it’s precisely questions about the direction that industrial society is going that most need to be asked.

I’d like to suggest, in fact, that going further in the direction we’ve been going isn’t a particularly bright idea just now.  It isn’t even necessary to point to the more obviously self-destructive dimensions of business as usual. Look at any trend that affects your life right now, however global or local that trend may be, and extrapolate it out in a straight line indefinitely; that’s what going further in the same direction means. If that appeals to you, dear reader, then you’re certainly welcome to it.  I have to say it doesn’t do much for me.

http://thearchdruidreport.blogspot.com/2015/02/what-progress-means.html___

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2015-02-28 15:28:53 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Wouldn’t it be great to have a domain for content targeted at software developers? So that you could actually get a domain name for www.[your-side-project].dev? Instead abusing the .io domain which is officially for the British Indian Ocean Territory.

Alas, Google does not think much of that plan. Under their shell company “Charleston Road Registry Inc.” (whose “CEO” is merely Google’s in-house counsel), they have applied for control of the .dev domain, which they intend to be:

"completely closed for the sole use of Google."

In case you thought that was a typo, they elaborate:

"Second-level domain names within the proposed gTLD are intended for registration and use by Google only, and domain names under the new gTLD will not be available to the general public for purchase, sale, or registration. As such, Charleston Road Registry intendsto apply fo... more »

Wouldn’t it be great to have a domain for content targeted at software developers? So that you could actually get a domain name for www.[your-side-project].dev? Instead abusing the .io domain which is officially for the British Indian Ocean Territory.

Alas, Google does not think much of that plan. Under their shell company “Charleston Road Registry Inc.” (whose “CEO” is merely Google’s in-house counsel), they have applied for control of the .dev domain, which they intend to be:

"completely closed for the sole use of Google."

In case you thought that was a typo, they elaborate:

"Second-level domain names within the proposed gTLD are intended for registration and use by Google only, and domain names under the new gTLD will not be available to the general public for purchase, sale, or registration. As such, Charleston Road Registry intends to apply for an exemption to the ICANN Registry Operator Code of Conduct as Google is intended to be the sole registrar and registrant."

In case you believe Google is drunk and they meant to apply for some other, more Google-specific string, instead of claiming some kind of monopoly over software development in its entitreity, they helpfully clarify that no, they know exactly what they are doing:

"The proposed gTLD will provide Google with direct association to the term ʺdev,ʺ which is an abbreviation of the word, ʺdevelopment.ʺ The mission of this gTLD, .dev, is to provide a dedicated domain space in which Google can enact second-level domains specific to its projects in development. Specifically, the new gTLD will provide Google with greater ability to create a custom portal for employees to manage products and services in development."

I will not bore you with the full application, which is 48 pages and includes such ridiculous details as how Google will respond to abuse claims from itself, and how it will handle disputes from itself if Google files a complaint with Google about Google’s registration of a domain name. Nor will I bother you with the other 100 applications for the other 100 TLDs, which are probably similar but I haven’t read all of them because it’s a Friday night and I have plans, so don’t shoot me if it turns out some of them are more evil than others. But it’s all in there, if you are looking for background material for your next Kafka novel.

http://sealedabstract.com/rants/google-our-patron-saint-of-the-closed-web/___

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2015-02-28 14:34:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

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2015-02-28 01:48:30 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Awesome

Awesome___

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2015-02-27 22:44:21 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

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2015-02-27 22:14:49 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

For a lifetime of teachings, thank you. #LLAP

For a lifetime of teachings, thank you. #LLAP___

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2015-02-27 21:21:22 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Just as god intended.

Cthulhu rises.___Just as god intended.

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2015-02-27 20:01:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

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2015-02-27 04:17:42 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

#orly?

#orly?___

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2015-02-27 04:14:18 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Verizon acting like a moron.

Verizon acting like a moron.___

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2015-02-27 04:13:33 (2 comments, 9 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

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2015-02-27 04:12:20 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

#seemslegit 

#seemslegit ___

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2015-02-27 03:53:56 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

This one again.

We are a race of isolated hemispheres. The Internet is the corpus callosum that will tie us all together. 

#PhilosophyofMind   #Neurology  .

\\A 40 minute talk from Peter Watts. 

>Mirror neurons think outside the skull by definition. They’re a kind of monkey-see-monkey-do circuit: they fire both when you do something, and when you see someone else doing the same thing. I drink a beer, certain mirrors fire. I watch you drink a beer; the same neurons fire, even though I’m not moving. It’s been suggested that mirror neurons are essential to developing a theory of mind, to empathy, to consciousness itself — Ramachandran’s all over them in that last context.
But sometimes mirror neurons go bad. Normally they just fire quietly to themselves when they see someone else doing something. In victims of echopraxia, however, those signals run right down the motor nerve to the muscles and force the body to follow suit. Echopraxiacs are compelled to mimic actions they see others performing.

>Interesting implications follow from this. If you want to kill someone suffering from Echopraxia, lure him onto the roof of a skyscraper and get him to stand ten meters from the edge. You stand twenty meters back, then run fifteen meters forward. What you’ve done — beyond turning your victim into street pizza — is send an instruction set along an optical channel. He receives it through his eyes, but it might as well be fiberop for all the difference it makes. He processes that packet, and executes it; if another echopraxiac happens to be standing nearby, the very act of executing the instruction set also serves to pass it on.
What you’ve done, in other words, is turned the poor bastard into a node in a wireless network.

>Now hang on, you’re saying. Echopraxia is very cool and all, but how is this any different from what any of us do when we read the instructions on how to fill out our tax forms, or submit to an anal probe at the hands of your friendly neighborhood border guard? You’re receiving external commands then too — and you have about as much choice in the matter as echopraxia would give you — but nobody tarts up such routine activities in network jargon. The difference is, again, latency. It takes time to read and process written instructions, time for the guy with the truncheon to describe how he wants you to drop your pants and bend over. Echopraxia’s a lot faster than that; the packet transmits at lightspeed. The bottleneck step is the rate at which your motor nerves fire.

>Echopraxia is proof-of-principle that we can not only become nodes in a network, but that such a meat-containing network might be fast enough to start doing things on its own, independent of the wishes of the meat itself.

\\ more : http://www.rifters.com/crawl/?p=4104___This one again.

We are a race of isolated hemispheres. The Internet is the corpus callosum that will tie us all together. 

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2015-02-26 19:41:36 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

On today’s podcast, Trinity College computer science professor Mark Lewis argues that we cannot educate our way out of technological unemployment. If, in order to have a job, you have to be able to program, what does that mean for those of us who are never going to be great programmers? Humans are slow learners, and we already spend a quarter of our lives in school. Can we ever hope to duplicate the tremendous gains in education we achieved during the industrial revolution? What will it take? Enhanced brains, smart drugs, or just better pedagogy?

On today’s podcast, Trinity College computer science professor Mark Lewis argues that we cannot educate our way out of technological unemployment. If, in order to have a job, you have to be able to program, what does that mean for those of us who are never going to be great programmers? Humans are slow learners, and we already spend a quarter of our lives in school. Can we ever hope to duplicate the tremendous gains in education we achieved during the industrial revolution? What will it take? Enhanced brains, smart drugs, or just better pedagogy?___

2015-02-26 18:52:54 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

BOOM! As the moderator of the Network Neutrality Squad now reaching back for so many years, I must say I am quite pleased overall with this decision. There will be lawsuits, and threats from Congress relating to this vote, and the risk of reversals with new Commissioners later always will exist, but today is a really good day for the Internet.

BOOM! As the moderator of the Network Neutrality Squad now reaching back for so many years, I must say I am quite pleased overall with this decision. There will be lawsuits, and threats from Congress relating to this vote, and the risk of reversals with new Commissioners later always will exist, but today is a really good day for the Internet.___

2015-02-26 11:55:35 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Charlie Stross, presented in full:

I should jot down some axioms about politics ...

1) We're living in an era of increasing automation. And it's trivially clear that the adoption of automation privileges capital over labour (because capital can be substituted for labour, and the profit from its deployment thereby accrues to capital rather than being shared evenly across society).

2) A side-effect of the rise of capital is the financialization of everything—capital flows towards profit centres and if there aren't enough of them profits accrue to whoever can invent some more (even if the products or the items they're guaranteed against are essentially imaginary: futures, derivatives, CDOs, student loans).

3) Since the collapse of the USSR and the rise of post-Tiananmen China it has become glaringly obvious that capitalism does not required... more »

Charlie Stross, presented in full:

I should jot down some axioms about politics ...

1) We're living in an era of increasing automation. And it's trivially clear that the adoption of automation privileges capital over labour (because capital can be substituted for labour, and the profit from its deployment thereby accrues to capital rather than being shared evenly across society).

2) A side-effect of the rise of capital is the financialization of everything—capital flows towards profit centres and if there aren't enough of them profits accrue to whoever can invent some more (even if the products or the items they're guaranteed against are essentially imaginary: futures, derivatives, CDOs, student loans).

3) Since the collapse of the USSR and the rise of post-Tiananmen China it has become glaringly obvious that capitalism does not require democracy. Or even benefit from it. Capitalism as a system may well work best in the absence of democracy.

4) The iron law of bureaucracy states that for all organizations, most of their activity will be devoted to the perpetuation of the organization, not to the pursuit of its ostensible objective. (This emerges organically from the needs of the organization's employees.)

5) Governments are organizations.

6) We observe the increasing militarization of police forces and the priviliging of intelligence agencies all around the world. And in the media, a permanent drumbeat of fear, doubt and paranoia directed at "terrorists" (a paper tiger threat that kills fewer than 0.1% of the number who die in road traffic accidents).

7) Money can buy you cooperation from people in government, even when it's not supposed to.

8) The internet disintermediates supply chains.

9) Political legitimacy in a democracy is a finite resource, so supplies are constrained.

10) The purpose of democracy is to provide a formal mechanism for transfer of power without violence, when the faction in power has lost legitimacy.

11) Our mechanisms for democratic power transfer date to the 18th century. They are inherently slower to respond to change than the internet and our contemporary news media.

12) A side-effect of (7) is the financialization of government services (2).

13) Security services are obeying the iron law of bureaucracy (4) when they metastasize, citing terrorism (6) as a justification for their expansion.

14) The expansion of the security state is seen as desirable by the government not because of the terrorist threat (which is largely manufactured) but because of (11): the legitimacy of government (9) is becoming increasingly hard to assert in the context of (2), (12) is broadly unpopular with the electorate, but (3) means that the interests of the public (labour) are ignored by states increasingly dominated by capital (because of (1)) unless there's a threat of civil disorder. So states are tooling up for large-scale civil unrest.

15) The term "failed state" carries a freight of implicit baggage: failed at what, exactly? The unspoken implication is, "failed to conform to the requirements of global capital" (not democracy—see (3)) by failing to adequately facilitate (2).

16) I submit that a real failed state is one that does not serve the best interests of its citizens (insofar as those best interests do not lead to direct conflict with other states).

17) In future, inter-state pressure may be brought to bear on states that fail to meet the criteria in (15) even when they are not failed states by the standard of point (16). See also: Greece.

18) As human beings, our role in this picture is as units of Labour (unless we're eye-wateringly rich, and thereby rare).

19) So, going by (17) and (18), we're on the receiving end of a war fought for control of our societies by opposing forces that are increasingly more powerful than we are.

Have a nice century!

Afternotes:

a) Student loans are loans against an imaginary product—something that may or may not exist inside someone's head and which may or may not enable them to accumulate more capital if they are able to use it in the expected manner and it remains useful for a 20-30 year period. I have a CS degree from 1990. It's about as much use as an aerospace engineering degree from 1927 ...

b) Some folks (especially Americans) seem to think that their AR-15s are a guarantor that they can resist tyranny. But guns are an 18th century response to 18th century threats to democracy. Capital doesn't need to point a gun at you to remove your democratic rights: it just needs more cameras, more cops, and a legal system that is fair and just and bankrupts you if you are ever charged with public disorder and don't plead guilty.

c) (sethg reminded me of this): A very important piece of the puzzle is that while capital can move freely between the developed and underdeveloped world, labour cannot. So capital migrates to seek the cheapest labour, thereby reaping greater profits. Remember this next time you hear someone complaining about "immigrants coming here and taking our jobs". Or go google for "investors visa" if you can cope with a sudden attack of rage.

http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2015/02/a-different-cluetrain.html___

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2015-02-26 11:51:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

#RaceAgainstTheMachine.

Will be of interest to +Matt Uebel or his automated news gatherer. ___#RaceAgainstTheMachine.

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2015-02-25 23:12:53 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

GET UR #VSAUCE

___GET UR #VSAUCE

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2015-02-25 18:06:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Now you can run Kubernetes applications on OpenStack more easily. Happy hybrid-computing. +Mirantis OpenStack  

Now you can run Kubernetes applications on OpenStack more easily. Happy hybrid-computing. +Mirantis OpenStack  ___

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2015-02-25 15:19:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

#abundance #hope.

Cc +Peter H. Diamandis​

#abundance #hope.

Cc +Peter H. Diamandis​___

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2015-02-25 15:16:32 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

"Outlandish" lol.

See you at Heat Death.

"Outlandish" lol.

See you at Heat Death.___

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2015-02-25 14:55:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

#music. So awesome.

Whiskey and Ritalin. Breakfast of the brilliant.___#music. So awesome.

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2015-02-25 02:31:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Just as god intended.

___Just as god intended.

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2015-02-25 02:24:27 (0 comments, 14 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

And that is "gerrymandering".

And that is "gerrymandering".___

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2015-02-25 01:37:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Good stuff. #vsauce  .

Good stuff. #vsauce  .___

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2015-02-24 17:26:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Via Boing Boing:

Pay Technologies’ product was known as the WebTeckPlus, a system that allowed car dealers to install “a small black box, about the size of a deck of cards, cleverly concealed underneath a vehicle’s dashboard.” The devices were controlled remotely via a central Web site that relayed signals over a wireless network to the cars’ black boxes. When activated, the signal allowed the dealership to “disable a car’s ignition system or trigger the horn to begin honking,” a nice, if not too subtle, way to remind owners their payment was overdue. Texas Auto Center began slowly installing the boxes in its entire fleet, and before long more than eleven hundred cars had the system in place. In charge of administering the new high-tech repo management system was Omar Ramos-Lopez, a young credit collector at the dealership with an affinity for technology.

All seemed towork well with ... more »

Via Boing Boing:

Pay Technologies’ product was known as the WebTeckPlus, a system that allowed car dealers to install “a small black box, about the size of a deck of cards, cleverly concealed underneath a vehicle’s dashboard.” The devices were controlled remotely via a central Web site that relayed signals over a wireless network to the cars’ black boxes. When activated, the signal allowed the dealership to “disable a car’s ignition system or trigger the horn to begin honking,” a nice, if not too subtle, way to remind owners their payment was overdue. Texas Auto Center began slowly installing the boxes in its entire fleet, and before long more than eleven hundred cars had the system in place. In charge of administering the new high-tech repo management system was Omar Ramos-Lopez, a young credit collector at the dealership with an affinity for technology.

All seemed to work well with the new system until February 2010, when suddenly a few of Texas Auto Center’s customers’ cars just stopped running and would not restart. They had no idea why. A check of company records indicated that the clients were all current with their payments. Throughout the day, the number of complaints began to increase, and by the fifth day more than a hundred owners had flooded the dealership with their irate grievances.

[...]

An intruder illegally accessed Texas Auto Center’s Web-based remote vehicle immobilization system and one by one began turning off their customers’ cars throughout the city. Attempts by the dealership to turn the cars back on were stymied because the hacker had also altered the records in its database, changing vehicle identification numbers and replacing the names of legitimate customers with those of celebrities, such as the long-dead rapper Tupac Shakur and the pop star Jennifer Lopez.

Clearly something was amiss, and eventually suspicions fell upon twenty-year-old Omar Ramos-Lopez, who had been fired from the dealership in the days prior to the widespread vehicular paralysis for “not meeting company standards.” Law enforcement officials alleged Ramos-Lopez used his knowledge of his former employer’s system and the password of a former co-worker to exact revenge for his firing by disabling cars en masse throughout Austin. The police investigation showed that the former collection agent logged in to Pay Technologies’ servers in Ohio from the AT&T broadband network leading to his home. Ramos-Lopez was arrested and charged with felony breach of a computer system.

http://boingboing.net/2015/02/24/the-time-a-hacker-remotely-bri.html___

2015-02-24 14:33:46 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

white-orange orange white-green blue white-blue green white-brown brown

STILL GOT IT

white-orange orange white-green blue white-blue green white-brown brown

STILL GOT IT___

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2015-02-24 13:28:44 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Very interesting discussion. #TechnologicalUnemployment #Singularity #Multiplicity.

Very interesting discussion. #TechnologicalUnemployment #Singularity #Multiplicity.___

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2015-02-24 02:02:31 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2015-02-24 01:25:44 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Pretty good.

Pretty good.___

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2015-02-23 14:43:35 (1 comments, 14 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

Humans.

___Humans.

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2015-02-23 13:16:57 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

> The company claims that the robot, Pepper, is the first example of artificial intelligence that can actually feel and understand emotion. However, a quick demonstration with Pepper shows that it has a difficult time with emotion, and is in fact a bit of an egomaniac.

More: http://anonhq.com/first-robot-designed-to-live-with-humans-is-an-uncooperative-egomaniac/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZekX3JOZDDY
via +Andrea Kuszewski 

> The company claims that the robot, Pepper, is the first example of artificial intelligence that can actually feel and understand emotion. However, a quick demonstration with Pepper shows that it has a difficult time with emotion, and is in fact a bit of an egomaniac.

More: http://anonhq.com/first-robot-designed-to-live-with-humans-is-an-uncooperative-egomaniac/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZekX3JOZDDY
via +Andrea Kuszewski ___

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2015-02-23 01:01:46 (21 comments, 2 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

A matter of scale

I'm not usually much of a fan of the Fahrenheit scale, but as this graphic illustrates, it does produce convenient numbers for the purposes of discussing the weather.

(Image credit unknown; Googling it produces many hits.)

#sciencesunday


A matter of scale

I'm not usually much of a fan of the Fahrenheit scale, but as this graphic illustrates, it does produce convenient numbers for the purposes of discussing the weather.

(Image credit unknown; Googling it produces many hits.)

#sciencesunday
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2015-02-22 18:32:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Bitcoin's decentralization makes it a model for how education can be transformed.

Bitcoin's decentralization makes it a model for how education can be transformed.___

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2015-02-22 17:05:28 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Soooo close. What kind of stories can be told? Forget the arts, imagine the utility of overlaying the world with visual information. Very exciting :D

#ScienceSunday  .

// What does the augmented world look like, you ask?

https://vimeo.com/14294054

See also: https://vimeo.com/14533403___Soooo close. What kind of stories can be told? Forget the arts, imagine the utility of overlaying the world with visual information. Very exciting :D

#ScienceSunday  .

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2015-02-22 15:37:11 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest - 08/2015.
Permalink here: http://www.scitechdigest.net/2015/02/autonomous-atom-assembly-human.html

Autonomous atom assembly, Auto face detection, Human epigenome map, DNA data storage, UberBlox modular tools, Ultrasound vs brain barrier, Strong limpet teeth, Measuring synaptic transmission, Early cancer tests, Silicon nanofiber batteries. 

1. Autonomous Assembly of Atoms into Nanostructures
NIST researchers have developed a new system that enables the computer-controlled autonomous assembly of individual atoms into precisely defined nanostructures on a copper surface using a scanning tunnelling microscope http://www.nist.gov/cnst/automated_atom_assembly.cfm. The system first scans the surface to determine the precise locations of the atoms available for assembly, calculates the coordinate transformations necessary to... more »

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest - 08/2015.
Permalink here: http://www.scitechdigest.net/2015/02/autonomous-atom-assembly-human.html

Autonomous atom assembly, Auto face detection, Human epigenome map, DNA data storage, UberBlox modular tools, Ultrasound vs brain barrier, Strong limpet teeth, Measuring synaptic transmission, Early cancer tests, Silicon nanofiber batteries. 

1. Autonomous Assembly of Atoms into Nanostructures
NIST researchers have developed a new system that enables the computer-controlled autonomous assembly of individual atoms into precisely defined nanostructures on a copper surface using a scanning tunnelling microscope http://www.nist.gov/cnst/automated_atom_assembly.cfm. The system first scans the surface to determine the precise locations of the atoms available for assembly, calculates the coordinate transformations necessary to move the atoms to new locations, then instructs the STM tip to move the atoms as desired. As a possible application the group quote the production of tailored quantum states for information processing and nanophotonics.

2. Face Detection Algorithms at Human Performance Levels
Deep Sense Face Detector is a new face detection algorithm, built on a deep convolutional neural network, that is able to quickly and accurately spot human faces at any angle and orientation in an image, even when partially occluded http://www.technologyreview.com/view/535201/the-face-detection-algorithm-set-to-revolutionize-image-search/. Key applications of course include image search and robotics, particularly robotic interaction with humans. Such detection capabilities combined with ever-better face recognition capabilities provide a glimpse into the near-future capabilities we’ll have for searching for people through both personal images and surveillance footage. In related news software is being developed to determine where a video was shot based based on the scenery and ambient sound http://www.gizmag.com/video-geolocation-algorithms/36172/. 

3. First Human Epigenome Map
A map of the human epigenome has been generated for the first time, and in the process creating a valuable tool that embodies genomic epigenetic changes, their regulatory effects, and comparisons across a wide range of cell and tissue samples http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2015/human-epigenome-map-0218. The data generated involved 150 billion sequencing reads and 3,174-fold coverage of the human genome and relied heavily on machine-learning algorithms to translate these massive datasets. The goal here is to understand the dynamic epigenetic code and how it might be manipulated; how it relates to cell and tissue specialisation and gives rise to various traits. 

4. Very Long Term Data Storage via DNA Encoding
Digital data can typically be encoded into DNA for short term applications. But by taking the digitally encoded DNA strands and encapsulating them in silica glass spheres measuring 150 nm researchers created a fossilised storage medium able to potentially preserve the digital information for a million years or more https://www.ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/eth-news/news/2015/02/data-storage-for-eternity.html. The information is retrieved by breaking down the glass with fluorine chemistry and sequencing the DNA found within, but the key enabling development was the addition and use of error-correction codes to handle the inevitable errors that are present. The proof-of-concept successfully stored and retrieved the Switzerland Federal Charter and an Archimedes text. 

5. UberBlox: Modular Components for Tools and Devices
UberBlox is a new modular construction set and prototyping system with a standard connection and locking mechanism between units and a variety of control systems for computer enabled automation of a wide variety of tools and devices http://www.gizmag.com/uberblox-modular-construction-set-lego-maker/36006/. UberBlox can be assembled into a range of devices including 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC millers and routers, manipulator arms, rovers, robots, and all compatible with Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and other systems. Modularity enables familiar standards, ease of use, lower costs, and faster evolution of designs; we just need to reach the point of creating something like an UberBlox that can create more UberBoxes.

6. Applications for Opening the Blood Brain Barrier with Ultrasound
Magnetic resonance imaging has previously been used to guide focused ultrasound to temporarily open the blood brain barrier to allow desired drugs to pass through. In a recent study this technique was used on the hippocampus of animal models of Alzheimers disease, and was found to assist with the reduction of plaques, increase neuronal plasticity, and improve cognition and spatial learning, and all without tissue damage or behavioural changes http://www.nibib.nih.gov/news-events/newsroom/attacking-alzheimer%E2%80%99s-ultrasound. Early days but with such a relatively simple technique and promising animal results I’m thinking human tests will be good to see. 

7. Limpet Teeth: New Strongest Natural Material
Limpet teeth are made of geothite and recent tests suggest the fibrous structure of this material in limpet teeth may be the strongest known natural material http://www.port.ac.uk/uopnews/2015/02/18/scientists-find-strongest-natural-material/. Interestingly the strength of the limpet teeth was found to be somewhat scale-invariant, with the same relative strength over different length scales - a counter-intuitive finding given larger structures tend to have more defects and so less relative strength. Finding a synthetic process to mimic the fabrication of this material on a large scale would have obvious applications across a wide range of areas. 

8. Measuring Synaptic Transmission in Live Animals
For the first time the synaptic transmission between neurons in live animals has been recorded with the aid of optogenetics http://actu.epfl.ch/news/controlling-brain-cells-with-light/. Using optogenetically engineered mice that produce neurons sensitive to certain wavelengths of light, researchers activated a subset of neurons in the sensory cortex with flashes of blue light while simultaneously using implanted microelectrodes to record electrical signals in neighbouring neurons, and used this to directly observe the activation of one neuron from another. Developing this technique the group showed that synaptic transmission differs depending on the type of neuron receiving the signal, and ultimately hope this can be used to build larger pictures of connectivity between other types of neuron across the brain. 

9. Developing Liquid Biopsies and Early Cancer Tests
A nice overview article gives an update of the rapid development of liquid biopsies and testing for early stage cancers via DNA sequencing a drop of blood from patients http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/534991/liquid-biopsy/. The technique, originally developed for testing a drop of a pregnant woman’s blood to sequence DNA determine whether her fetus has Down Syndrome, is now making big strides in testing for the presence of early stage cancers with numerous clinical studies underway. The benefits of such a technique being rolled out would have a profound impact on patients as the prognosis for early, pre-symptomatic, cancer detection is much better. The the rapidly declining cost of DNA sequencing strongly suggests that before too long we might all have a weekly or monthly sequencing test. 

10. Silicon Nanofibers Enable Better Batteries
I don’t often cover battery technologies because they’re announced all the time with usually little result. But this new paper-like material composed of a high-density matrix of silicon nanofibers as an anode for lithium-ion batteries looks quite promising http://ucrtoday.ucr.edu/27263. Silicon can pack 10 times the electrical charge per unit weight compared to typical graphite electrodes in lithium-ion batteries and should enable similar-sized batteries with several times the storage capacity. Produced via electrospinning the new material solves existing problems of scalability and volume expansion. Multigram amounts were fabricated for prototyping and testing and the group next plans to fabricate a standard pouch-cell lithium-ion battery for testing with real devices. Doubling or quadrupling lithium-ion battery capacity impacts everything from smartphones to drones to electric vehicles. 

Archived: http://www.scitechdigest.net/2015/02/autonomous-atom-assembly-human.html ___

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2015-02-22 00:28:09 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Hey kids, press a button and your Watson powered playmate will answer your questions.  Help you with homework?  Even tell stories and jokes!  

I don't plan to buy one at $99 when this sort of functionality will soon be ubiquitous, but it's interesting to see how it's playing out.  I'd like to see how my kids interact with it at least.

I hadn't seen this until +Mike Elgan wrung his hands about parents handing off their kids to AI's and Google cardboard being a gateway drug to full VR this morning ( http://goo.gl/SHwwSM ) 

Hey kids, press a button and your Watson powered playmate will answer your questions.  Help you with homework?  Even tell stories and jokes!  

I don't plan to buy one at $99 when this sort of functionality will soon be ubiquitous, but it's interesting to see how it's playing out.  I'd like to see how my kids interact with it at least.

I hadn't seen this until +Mike Elgan wrung his hands about parents handing off their kids to AI's and Google cardboard being a gateway drug to full VR this morning ( http://goo.gl/SHwwSM ) ___

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2015-02-22 00:27:28 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

I finished a drawing of Gollum eating a fish. This is drawn on Strathmore 400 series toned gray paper. I used my Faber-Castell pencils and General's white charcoal this time. The charcoal layered better than the colored pencil. 

I finished a drawing of Gollum eating a fish. This is drawn on Strathmore 400 series toned gray paper. I used my Faber-Castell pencils and General's white charcoal this time. The charcoal layered better than the colored pencil. ___

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2015-02-21 22:51:06 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This is the best thing since sliced tomatoes.

This is the best thing since sliced tomatoes.___

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2015-02-21 22:46:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Fruit Robots
http://munchies.vice.com/articles/two-insane-fruit-robots-are-going-to-duke-it-out-at-the-tokyo-marathon

I reshared a video of this yesterday ... Now that's some robot :)

Fruit Robots
http://munchies.vice.com/articles/two-insane-fruit-robots-are-going-to-duke-it-out-at-the-tokyo-marathon

I reshared a video of this yesterday ... Now that's some robot :)___

2015-02-21 22:35:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Can you put each episode into a playlist?

Can you put each episode into a playlist?___

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2015-02-21 12:46:00 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Revive? I use it almost everyday. Would like to see it available more places of course.

Revive? I use it almost everyday. Would like to see it available more places of course.___

2015-02-21 12:43:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

// You are an agent.
You are an organism.
You are a complex system. 
You are a user. 
You are a node.
You are a network.
You are a story.
You are a stable state. 
You are an identity.
You are indefinite. 
You are plural.
You are a perspective.
You are a social animal.
You are a cyborg. 
You are a person. 
You are alive. 
You are thinking. 
You are paying attention. 
You are digital.
You are being. 
You will be. 
You are correct. 
You are acting. 
You are an influence. 
You are a map.
You are a key. 

// You are an agent.
You are an organism.
You are a complex system. 
You are a user. 
You are a node.
You are a network.
You are a story.
You are a stable state. 
You are an identity.
You are indefinite. 
You are plural.
You are a perspective.
You are a social animal.
You are a cyborg. 
You are a person. 
You are alive. 
You are thinking. 
You are paying attention. 
You are digital.
You are being. 
You will be. 
You are correct. 
You are acting. 
You are an influence. 
You are a map.
You are a key. ___

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2015-02-20 23:53:10 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

#RaceAgainstTheMachine.

< DACs would be programmed with an unmodifiable and sacrosanct set of business rules, i.e. they would be programmed such that they cannot modify themselves or break the rules. Importantly, they can still be modified externally by humans. These rules would be open source and known to the public, which will make DACs, in theory, more ethical and trustworthy than human-run firms.

[...]

Once set up and ready to go, a DAC could own capital, enter contracts, manage supply chains, set up insurance policies, forge rental agreements and futures contracts, sell products, and employ robots or humans for certain tasks. They could even develop new products and services and open-up entirely new markets. >

If people make open source DACs that obey publicly auditable rules, I see no reason others wouldn't make closed-source DACs whose rules weren't publicly auditable.

See also: https://plus.google.com/102013352492248128705/posts/b1zrVkEe19R___#RaceAgainstTheMachine.

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2015-02-20 21:22:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

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2015-02-20 21:02:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This is so badass #music

This is so badass #music___

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2015-02-20 19:53:00 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

oh my

Raise your hand if you've always wanted your telepresence robot to have an arm!___oh my

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2015-02-20 15:37:20 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

I finished a Gandalf the White drawing today. This is drawn on Strathmore 400 Series toned gray paper. I used my new Faber-Castell pencil set and a Derwent white colored pencil. I love using toned gray paper! 

I finished a Gandalf the White drawing today. This is drawn on Strathmore 400 Series toned gray paper. I used my new Faber-Castell pencil set and a Derwent white colored pencil. I love using toned gray paper! ___

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