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Brett Lider has been at 3 events

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Google+8,810,867The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0034002 
Chris Messina157,111Come join members of the Google+ Design team for a casual meet and greet — with drinks and good times.The presenters and mentors from the Get Unstuck: Gamestorming Not Brainstorming [1] session at Google I/O 2013 will be on hand to continue the conversation and get more acquainted.This event is strictly 21+, as Local Edition will be serving up punch and other adult beverages so do bring ID!Tickets are limited, so make sure to RSVP on Eventbrite early: http://googleplusdesign.eventbrite.com/[1] https://developers.google.com/events/io/sessions/419755974Google + Design Happier Hour #io132013-05-17 17:00:00164 
Google Developers1,846,482Google I/O is an annual developer conference featuring highly technical, in-depth sessions, and showcasing the latest from Google's product teams and partners.Google I/O 20132013-05-14 23:00:005065 

Brett Lider has been shared in 127 public circles

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Maurizio Maraglino120Networking Circle Share Active 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 #circlemonday2015-01-13 15:22:12501536
Sharon Caroline3,767Hello my friends, good morning/evening for you all!Boost Your visibility On Google+! Add them all!Shared and be shared. :)Thank you for sharing and promoting this. :)Circle by : http://informasidoang.blogspot.com/#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedcircleoftheday2014-12-01 08:28:58501435
Becky Collins19,401Advertising 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 ?2014-12-01 05:03:314922412
Sunny CT1,721Increase your following with our Amazing CirclesNext circles to include only those resharing thisEven if you are in this circle, +1 and share this to be included in next 2 circles (after 12 Hours)Want to grow your follower list? Need more followers? Join my circles now To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post(Comment on the original post so that I know you have shared)Optional: Checkout http://www.instagc.com/161602 and let me know your views, although not a compulsion but one's visiting or logging with their accounts on http://www.instagc.com/161602 will be given a special preference for next 5 circles in this week#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing 2014-09-10 10:49:245018315
Frank Gainsford39,299A share of this circle within the public space will be appreciated as these are truly a great flock of influential and helpful folk, and the more places their profiles are found, the better the GOOGLESPHERE will become.A circle of people who are known and trusted for their advice and help in getting things done here in the Google sphere.If you are stuck and need some advice this is the team that can help you solve your problem.  These folk are all friendly, and active within the PLUSOSPHEREAdd this circle to your profile for a bunch of friendly and helpful advice on ALL THINGS GOOGLE with a very clear and distinct flavor of Google plus as the best social media platform to use for either social or business.PS you will not be added to this circle unless I have made personal use of a tip or advice that you have offered within your personal or business profile.  this is not a free for all circle, but a curated circle of those who have helped me, either knowingly or unknowingly with their  public posts being the source of the help I used.2014-08-27 11:11:30252224
5th Funny Corps0Hope 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!!, And Please..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, and get more friend and circle on +Google+  :» Include me in your circles» Click add people and create your circle» +1 this circle» Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( share the circle and include yourself )» 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).»  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #circleoftheday #circlemeup #circlemenow #bestcircle #bestcircleshare #megacircle #bigcircle #bigcircleshare #funnyvideo #funnyvideos #funnyvideosyoutube #funnyvideoclips #funnyvideooftheday #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   2014-08-15 08:05:40492338
Greg Smith7,716Power Marketers CircleMy 1st circle share!2014-08-07 20:46:15500013
ramzi parta7 Hello AllHere is my RANDOM Circle... V1.8 - 131123The circle has shrunk a little this week lets see if we can build it back up again. Please share and invite people to join the circle.247 people did not move from the last RANDOM circle, don't be one of them for the next circle.RULES1. Leave a comment saying who you would like to add.(min 1 name - max 10 names)2. Publicly Share the postIn the next circle I will add the people you added or mentioned and yourself (If you give more than 10 names I will only add the first 10)Re-Sharers also automatically get added to my Re-Share Circle and the last one has been shared 211 times so far.http://updateslaluz.blogspot.com2014-05-13 02:32:17501012
Tim Mi0Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost 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 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the postMore you share more you get!#circle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #fashion   #fashionblogger   #fashionblog   #pinterest   #pictures   #fashionstyle   #photography   #photo   #photographer   #photooftheday   #photooftheweek2014-05-10 10:21:26501438
John Nuntiatio36,078#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle #football   #tennis   #golf   #photography   #health   #weightloss  2014-05-10 06:53:53876712
Adam Roberts7,595Here are some cool people to #circle   on #GooglePlus  -  If you want adding to the next shared circle, then please add the circle, comment, share, and +1 the post.    I'll be promoting someones social accounts, every time, I share one of my circles.In this circle, I'm promoting +Jen Schubert, Jen is a lego engineer in the STEM world, she teaches kids how to do cool stuff with lego :-)Please, follow all of her social accounts.Twitter:      https://twitter.com/sillyauntjenFacebook: https://facebook.com/sillyauntjenPinterest:  http://pinterest.com/sillyauntjenGoogle+:   +Jen Schubert  #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles +Shared Circles +Share Your Circle +Shared Circles on G+ +Best Shared Circle +Circle Distribution +Team Circle Share +Share My Circle 2014-05-06 09:51:20153649
Lowongan Kerja661. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-04-30 01:18:3547515729
Sinta Riani517This is a good circle. all of account on this circle is OnNow you can ADD People From this CircleBefor you ADD This people to your Circle, You must Vote g+ on my Blog please.> vote g+ on this link : https://plusone.google.com/u/0/_/+1/fastbutton?count=true&url=http://blog-kangramzi.blogspot.com/> After that. You can add this people to your CircleThank you#vote #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles   #shared   #circle #voteg+?2014-04-17 10:16:50501447
Sinta Riani345This is a good circle. all of account on this circle is OnNow you can ADD People From this CircleBefor you ADD This people to your Circle, You must Vote g+ on my Blog please.> vote g+ on this link : https://plusone.google.com/u/0/_/+1/fastbutton?count=true&url=http://blog-kangramzi.blogspot.com/> After that. You can add this people to your site.Thank you #vote #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles   #shared   #circle #voteg+2014-04-14 05:52:07500425
Correa Mirti0This is a group of individuals that has personally shared four of my best circle sharing circles in the last month (or so).  They also include a mix of new circle sharers and some that are just trying to learn it for the first time. :) :) :0)They are individuals, to a large degree, that are very interested in not just circle sharing (which is great), but also engaging with you in a meaningful way (which is awesome)!!!Guidelines for Core Multipliers- Share the circle to stay in the circle- Have some fun!- If you are new and want in the circle, share the circle.This is a great group.  Enjoy this circle and have an awesome Thursday!*if you were somehow missed/ not included in the circle, please let me know and it will be corrected on the next share. My apologies ahead of time! :)**For those coming from multiplying circle, we are not inviting new folks here, you can privately message them or ping them when you share the circle on your public feed. Thanks!#corecircle #multiplyingcircle #coremultipliers #sharedcircles #circleshare #bestsharedcircle   #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #CircleQueen   #CircleMaster   #GPlusList   #Circle   #Circleshare   #Circlesharing   #PublicSharedCircles2014-04-12 10:20:445016010
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:58:15230002
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:57:53230022
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:57:28230003
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:57:04230022
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:56:44231305
Glamor Retouching With Digital Make Up0Photo, photoblog, photography, fotography. fotographiya circle, photography circle2014-02-28 06:32:02501002
İbrahim Aslan02014-02-25 12:24:46501001
Gustavo Franco1,547I've started an experiment with my Google+ account disabling this circle (Googlers and Xooglers) from showing up on my home stream. I'll see how it will look like without my coworkers and former coworkers.In case you are wondering how to adjust and even disable the posts from a circle showing up in your home stream, read:https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1269165?hl=enI've moved the circle to be the 1st on my bar though so I still can easily peak at what folks are saying.  In case you are wondering how to do that, read:https://plus.google.com/113895942978964425455/posts/igWgAhX22qM2014-02-15 23:38:47324301
Константин Вишневский44,825Circle of the Most Active Users of Google+A Very Social CircleКруг наиболее активных пользователей Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow2014-02-12 15:12:36462483276
Mikhail Petrovsky64,592Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-02-07 07:45:58497543383
Mikhail Petrovsky76,199Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-15 08:21:34499531881
Mikhail Petrovsky61,999Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-14 04:50:25498451577
Artur Mashnich43,991A Very Social CircleCircle of the Most Active Users of Google+Круг наиболее активных пользователей Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.#Forfriends  2014-01-11 14:37:57478411671
Mikhail Petrovsky61,336Good morning / evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг / This social circle #EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-09 04:51:54498392268
Mikhail Petrovsky59,714This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2013-12-29 11:29:4447830959
Mikhail Petrovsky73,777This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2013-12-29 11:02:20500341261
Константин Вишневский39,554Circle of people, with active life position in Google+Simple To be added PLUS the post Share the post and Add the circle. Once you have done this let me know in the commentsКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+Просто быть добавлены PLUS сообщению Share пост и добавить круг. После того как вы сделали это, дайте мне знать в комментарияхIf you agree that this is a great circle, please re-share!2013-12-29 06:03:17464422473
Justin Hart7,625Circle Share for December 20th...nice circle with a great variety of people and content...enjoy! 1. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-21 03:58:12501181135
Justin Hart6,912Justin's Circle Share....quick circle I put together of people that engage and provide content to keep your circles humming! 1. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-17 03:07:5650011923
David Leonhardt2,546Resharing the Engagers VI: Christmas edition by +Markos Giannopoulos1. Plus the circle.2. Leave a comment3. Save the circle as one of your own circles (Click on "Add people" to do this).4. Share the circle as I am doing now (but don't forget to "Include yourself" when sharing).5. Get offline for a while, too.  :-).#circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing #followers #social #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshared    #sharedcircleoftheday #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomepeople   #circlecount  #newfollowers   #googleplus  2013-12-16 19:39:07340109
Markos Giannopoulos13,655Engagers VI: Christmas edition // It's a festive season so my monthly "round-up & thank you" circle is on the right mood!First some stats on people who engaged me (gathered via +Circloscope) and on my posts (tracked by +CircleCount):September: 620 plussers, 93 commentators and 86 sharers on 32 posts for a total of 745 +1s, 74 re-shares and 117 comments October: 395 plussers, 33 commentators and 39 sharers on 43 posts for a total of 1057 +1s, 80 re-shares and 165 comments November: 616 plussers, 114 commentators and 176 sharers on 32 posts for a total of 1109 +1s, 234 re-shares and 227 commentsA great month fuelled by two posts: 6+1 WordPress initial-setup plugins  (http://bit.ly/1bKXVgX 359 +1s, 59 comments, 183 re-shares) and Ode à Eiffel (http://bit.ly/1heptNZ 46 +1s, 4 comments, 5 re-shares). If I wanted to get "analytical" about it, it was two posts with some decent value (helpful list of plugins in one case on a every-day issue for a WordPress developer and an album of 18 original photos of night Paris on the other) :) So on to the circle: the formula for this month is - Plussers who are on over 3 engagers circles (so basically who have engaged with me in previous months as well this one)  - Sharers and commentators - A few kind highly-engaging people who have shared original circles including me. - People with over 300 in G+'s "relevance score" (as reported by +Circloscope), e.g. the people Google considers that I interact more and post similar content to mine (or of my interest)All in all, this came to a healthy group of 340 content creators and real engagers interested in technology and photography. Feel free to add them! As usual, stats and circle creation for this post were only made possible thanks to +CircleCount and +Circloscope. #engagers   #circleshare #circlesharing   #circleversary #milestone #googleplus #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles 2013-12-16 17:49:57340441178
Vladimir Samsonov23,289Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-12-05 12:35:51501533078
Tancredi Matranga8,830WEB INFLUENCER MEGAMIX 13Have a Great Tuesday my Google+ Friends!I am happy to share with you my 13th  #sharedcircle named Web Influencer Megamix.I put together a mix of #TopEngagers  - Really Interesting People who share unique and original content.   Do yo want to be added to the Web #Influencer Circle?To be included, be so kind to:   1 - Do +1 t the post   2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)         (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)   3 - Include the circle among your circles   4 - Share the circle (include yourself)   5 - Be free and smile to life! :)   #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circletuesday   #tuesdaycircle   #tuesdaycircleshare   #tuesdaycircleshare  2013-12-03 07:43:1749910046117
Константин Вишневский35,785Circle of people, with active life position in Google+Simple To be added PLUS the post Share the post and Add the circle. Once you have done this let me know in the commentsКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+Просто быть добавлены PLUS сообщению Share пост и добавить круг. После того как вы сделали это, дайте мне знать в комментарияхIf you agree that this is a great circle, please re-share!#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-11-24 15:07:31464412067
Daniel Cesar2,634WEDNESDAY circle distribution of very important people.Add and share if you want to be included next time.I appreciate newbies and their reshares.2013-09-25 12:29:4948691315
Jonha Revesencio0A list of some of the must-follow programmers and geeks on Google+ #sharedcircles   #publicsharedcircles   #geeksongoogle  2013-09-13 15:45:18250000
Ramón Sansone López436Awsome #sharedcircle #bestengagersComment, Do +1 and share it, you'll belong to one of my best #sharedcircles 2013-09-05 06:26:23501003
Giulia Fiore7The most active People I know on G+A wonderful #sharedcircle  to become more popular than ever.To belong to this Circle, share it and comment this post !Kisses Giulia2013-09-05 05:59:42501223
Markos Giannopoulos5,491Geeks rule! // +CircleCount has added a new tag system (see announcement here http://bit.ly/15XaDov). Thousands of profiles have been tagged already, so here are the top (by number of followers) geek-tagged plussers (full list at http://bit.ly/134FoFN) The top ten: 1) +Robert Scoble 2) +Amanda Blain 3) +Darya Pino Rose 4) +Michelle Marie 5) +Brian Matiash 6) +Wick Sakit 7) +Joe Azure 8) +Keith Barrett 9) +Derek Ross 10) +Ahmed Zeeshan  For other rankings see also - Most popular geeks by comments/+1's/shares http://bit.ly/16SAddw- Most engaging geeks http://bit.ly/15XdZYm #circleshare   #circlesunday   #geeks  2013-07-21 15:19:0049018312
Kabita Singhania0Join and Share .... #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-07-18 18:42:30494001
John Keith0Please share my #sharedcircles  in my Google+. #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #googleplus   #paintingart  2013-07-09 04:05:02500101
Markos Giannopoulos3,766197 interesting People // If you're into technology, the Web, photography and science, here's a circle to consider. Methodology: out of 3200 people that I follow, using +Circloscope I ordered them according to relevance score (calculated by Google depending on whose posts I engage the most) and filtered for a value over 30, then filtered for whether they are active (when was their last post) and finally filtered by whether they were in my "must read" circles. Voila! I hope you find it interesting :) #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circlesharing  2013-05-26 09:51:2119713412
John Thomas6,407Circle 3 of 3 - 21st Century Educators on Google Plus This is the third of three Google+ education circles I'm sharing today. It includes many teachers who integrate technology into their daily classroom practice.#connectededucators #sharedcircle2013-04-22 05:04:22353101
Matthew Shuey1,220Creative People On Google+Meet interesting creative people on Google+From Radio Show Hosts, We Developers, Graphic Artists, Artists and Bloggers, this shared circle has some very interesting and engaging content.Feel free to add and share! #webdesign #graphicdesign #artist #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-03-13 04:24:23500426
matthew rappaport147,898499 +Google+ ers that are RELEVANT to me according to the PLUSarithmThis MEGA +Shared Circles on G+ is literally the 1st 499 names that are listed when RELEVANCE is selected and 'Your Circles' is clicked under https://plus.google.com/circles (very close to it!)There are 15 that I didn't include in the circle but made the cut that are celebs or pages that I will list below as I wanted to share more users overall in this #sharedcircle  which is almost entirely full of WIN.It is interesting that the first couple of rows are a mix of people I spent more time with in the beginning and with people I spend more time with now (which has interlap!) and of course how does one define 'spent time with' when talking about a social network place but the stream, hangouts, gtalk, +H.I.R.L., etc. The algorithm is not there yet to take note of all the data let alone measuring offline interaction but I tend to +mention people (a page in the Top 499, left out of this circle) a few people now and again, it seems the more you do that with a person or page, the more relevant they are to you in this list. I wonder if that data showing how many times you tagged someone and them you will be available in the future and if so, everyone can expect that number to be high for most from me!I do find it curious that +G+ Interviews which is a page started by +Peter G McDermott that I was helping with takes up my number 3 spot when I haven't tagged it in so long or done much with it in a bit nor felt I ever interacted with it to any level compared with those surrounding it. It's not a perfect system for sure and we all might have ones that slip through the crack that make us go, "Why is this person more relevant or WHO is this person?!"I am the +1 in this circle but everyone else is the +1000 zombies that +byron rempel will turn UNDEAD  +1000 that rocks the PLUS. I can vouchfor almost all the content being interesting, all the people though, that might be another ... WOAH :)~+Having said that, I will produce the next 500 Relevance Ci2013-01-04 19:14:28499403744

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2014-11-26 09:03:17 (27 comments, 5 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Sobering 

Most reshares: 23

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2014-12-04 22:50:48 (3 comments, 23 reshares, 147 +1s)Open 

The new Moto 360 ad campaign is pretty fun.  #forourtimes

Second video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xq-MYFyZYU

Most plusones: 147

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2014-12-04 22:50:48 (3 comments, 23 reshares, 147 +1s)Open 

The new Moto 360 ad campaign is pretty fun.  #forourtimes

Second video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xq-MYFyZYU

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2015-01-27 06:50:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Horrifying X2

Horrifying X2___

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2015-01-26 04:40:49 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

The cities more amenable to building housing should stop being so nice to the cities least likely to build housing. I wonder where this goes...

The cities more amenable to building housing should stop being so nice to the cities least likely to build housing. I wonder where this goes...___

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2015-01-24 03:56:29 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Best obit so far

Best obit so far___

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2015-01-15 16:59:46 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Sigh. Obama* doesn't seem able to get anything related to security.

* and all of DC's political class

Sigh. Obama* doesn't seem able to get anything related to security.

* and all of DC's political class___

2015-01-13 02:08:56 (21 comments, 1 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

San Francisco has 31K empty apartments & 100K potentially-rentable rooms lying empty because rent control is broken

San Francisco has 31K empty apartments & 100K potentially-rentable rooms lying empty because rent control is broken___

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2015-01-12 16:32:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

User Design: Complexity as a Feature
Over the weekend, I bought a new camera, the Sony a6000. So far I'm amazed and delighted with what it can do but I also know that this is a tool that I will have to study up on and practice with quite a bit in order to get the most out of it.

The Sony a6000 is very feature rich and like most complex systems, knowing what each feature does is not enough. You have to understand how they work together to get the most out of it. In other words, you have to examine features from the changing perspectives of what you want to achieve in any given case, not just a static list of what the camera does. This is design that trusts its users to know what they want and that respects that they don't all want the same thing.

Intuitiveness in design has become somewhat of a sacred cow. While it's certainly true that successful acceptance of... more »

User Design: Complexity as a Feature
Over the weekend, I bought a new camera, the Sony a6000. So far I'm amazed and delighted with what it can do but I also know that this is a tool that I will have to study up on and practice with quite a bit in order to get the most out of it.

The Sony a6000 is very feature rich and like most complex systems, knowing what each feature does is not enough. You have to understand how they work together to get the most out of it. In other words, you have to examine features from the changing perspectives of what you want to achieve in any given case, not just a static list of what the camera does. This is design that trusts its users to know what they want and that respects that they don't all want the same thing.

Intuitiveness in design has become somewhat of a sacred cow. While it's certainly true that successful acceptance of new systems is sometimes stymied by a learning curve that users refuse to broach, the other extreme also causes problems: creating systems so simplistic that they aren't very useful, especially when they rely too heavily on a one-size-fits-all approach. Simplistic is not the same as intuitive.

Intuitiveness mostly draws what knowledge we've internalized from previous experiences. However conscious effort—to think, to be—is our human birthright, what sets us apart and what what enables us progress. We oughtn't just operate the world on a gut feeling; we have brains, after all. Most of our best work is when we are forced out of our mindless, unthinking behavior and we interrogate the world around us, when we question our own assumptions. Yes, it's hard work to see things with new eyes.

The best systems do not simply provide better solutions (faster, more efficient, more automated), they rethink the problem. They try to understand what the user really needs. Users frequently can't tell you themselves as they are as constrained by the existing solutions as the designer is. That is, they have adapted themselves to the system and can no longer think outside it.

Sometimes, that means the solution isn't intuitive. Rethinking a problem, changing habits can be a bit uncomfortable, initially. But make that effort and when you get it. Wow. Then you'll think, "It's so obvious." It will seem intuitive.
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That prelude was an introduction to this bit of very well-written procedural documentation I found by someone who understands that it is better to think of machines in terms of functions, not features. It's not enough to describe the parts, we have to learn how the parts work together.

#sonya6000 #uxdesign #intuitiveinterfaces  ___

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2015-01-12 16:21:56 (4 comments, 16 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

I'm so glad +danah boyd wrote this. If you followed this earlier story (like it or not), this is a must-read follow-up.

I'm so glad +danah boyd wrote this. If you followed this earlier story (like it or not), this is a must-read follow-up.___

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2015-01-12 06:32:04 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Long read but a required read if you live in the Bay Area, especially if you work in tech, and especially-especially if you live in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, or Atherton. Friends of mine who live in those towns, I call on you to help create a more just future.

http://techcrunch.com/2015/01/10/east-of-palo-altos-eden/

These two paragraphs are especially hard-hitting:

Instead of grappling with the reality that the Bay Area’s mid-20th century infrastructure and single-family home design are no longer adequate for the sheer size of the tech industry today, many of the original Silicon Valley suburbs like Palo Alto, Atherton, Menlo Park and Los Altos seem content to ride record home prices and make other communities in San Francisco and Oakland bear the cost of their now anachronistic land-use choices.

You have to ask what the end game is here — when 25 percent ofPal... more »

Long read but a required read if you live in the Bay Area, especially if you work in tech, and especially-especially if you live in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, or Atherton. Friends of mine who live in those towns, I call on you to help create a more just future.

http://techcrunch.com/2015/01/10/east-of-palo-altos-eden/

These two paragraphs are especially hard-hitting:

Instead of grappling with the reality that the Bay Area’s mid-20th century infrastructure and single-family home design are no longer adequate for the sheer size of the tech industry today, many of the original Silicon Valley suburbs like Palo Alto, Atherton, Menlo Park and Los Altos seem content to ride record home prices and make other communities in San Francisco and Oakland bear the cost of their now anachronistic land-use choices.

You have to ask what the end game is here — when 25 percent of Palo Alto homes are sold to overseas buyers as investments while the mainland Chinese property market tanks, when Palo Alto schools are known for their suicide rates as much as their academics, when the city that gave birth to the technology industry now can’t even house startups because of its sky-high commercial rents, when Latino and black communities are being wiped from the Western side of the San Francisco Bay Area and Oakland out into the exurbs of the East only to be called back by smartphone to deliver laundry or drive people around.___

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2015-01-11 05:19:47 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

#acheivementunlocked: +BuzzFeed used one of my Flickr photos in one of their listicles. As a thank you, I promise to name all my children with the hipster baby name Kale.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/morganshanahan/21-hipster-baby-names-that-take-it-up-a-notch

#acheivementunlocked: +BuzzFeed used one of my Flickr photos in one of their listicles. As a thank you, I promise to name all my children with the hipster baby name Kale.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/morganshanahan/21-hipster-baby-names-that-take-it-up-a-notch___

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2015-01-09 17:00:42 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Every word of this interview transcript with Snowden is fantastic. What a thoughtful teacher he is.

Every word of this interview transcript with Snowden is fantastic. What a thoughtful teacher he is.___

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2015-01-08 16:31:18 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

powerful image from Lucille Clerc (not Banksy). Break one, thousands will rise #JeSuisCharlie #raiseyourpencil

powerful image from Lucille Clerc (not Banksy). Break one, thousands will rise #JeSuisCharlie #raiseyourpencil___

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2015-01-08 14:41:32 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

As we continue to search for planets beyond our Solar System, we are starting to find worlds that we might actually be able to stand upon. And in honor of this, the folks at JPL have produced some travel posters for these brave new worlds, available as free high-res downloads from their site.

http://planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov/media_categories?category=6

Kepler-186f, the one pictured below, is my favorite because it captures some interesting physics. It orbits a red dwarf about 500 light-years from Earth, and it was the first planet discovered which is potentially suitable (in terms of things like temperature) for life as we know it. But life would be different in some interesting ways.

One of the reasons is that photosynthesis would be a bit different. Plants on Earth are green because their leaves contain chlorophyll, a chemical which absorbs sunlight and turns that energy... more »

As we continue to search for planets beyond our Solar System, we are starting to find worlds that we might actually be able to stand upon. And in honor of this, the folks at JPL have produced some travel posters for these brave new worlds, available as free high-res downloads from their site.

http://planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov/media_categories?category=6

Kepler-186f, the one pictured below, is my favorite because it captures some interesting physics. It orbits a red dwarf about 500 light-years from Earth, and it was the first planet discovered which is potentially suitable (in terms of things like temperature) for life as we know it. But life would be different in some interesting ways.

One of the reasons is that photosynthesis would be a bit different. Plants on Earth are green because their leaves contain chlorophyll, a chemical which absorbs sunlight and turns that energy into excited electrons. Those energetic electrons are then fed into the entire photosynthesis system, and ultimately that energy is stored in the form of sugars and used to sustain the plant's life. The reason chlorophyll is green, though, comes down to three diagrams.

The first is the solar spectrum, that is, the color of light the Sun shines.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Solar_Spectrum.png

The X-axis of this graph shows the wavelength of light, from ultra-violet on the left to infra-red on the right; the Y-axis shows how bright the Sun is in each of those colors. As you can see, the Sun shines fairly evenly in the entire band between about 500 and 700nm, which is exactly the set of colors that the human eye can see. (No coincidence! Our eyes have evolved to see sunlight, not x-rays, because there aren't that many x-rays around to see by) 

There are two graphs here: the yellow curve shows the color of sunlight itself, and the red curve shows the color of the light we see at sea level. The difference is that the atmosphere absorbs some colors of light but not others. For example, the fact that the red curve is way below the yellow curve at the far left is because ozone in the upper atmosphere is very good at absorbing UV light -- the reason why it protects us from skin cancer.

The second diagram is the absorption spectrum of chlorophyll:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chlorophyll_ab_spectra.png

This graph uses the same X-axis, but the Y-axis shows how effective chlorophyll is at absorbing light of each color. There are two curves because there are actually two different kinds of chlorophyll: the green kind (chlorophyll-A) which is most prevalent, and the red kind (chlorophyll-B) which often stays behind after the green one has left, giving autumn trees their color. The bumps on the left actually aren't very interesting, since the Sun doesn't produce much light in those colors -- they're there because it's hard to design a chemical which doesn't absorb those colors. (For various technical quantum mechanics reasons) The sharp spikes on the right are what makes chlorophyll so important to photosynthesis, and for chlorophyll-A, that spike happens at a wavelength of 680nm, smack in the middle of where sunlight is the brightest. For comparison, sunlight is the brightest at 665nm.

As it turns out, the chlorophyll molecule is fairly flexible and complex, and small modifications to it would likely lead to "pseudo-chlorophyll" molecules with their peaks in different places, which we'll come back to in a moment.

So chlorophyll has evolved (or rather, creatures have evolved to produce this one particular molecule) to very efficiently absorb light of exactly the color that the Sun produces the most of. Why does this make chlorophyll green?

Imagine that you shine sunlight on some chlorophyll. The chlorophyll absorbs the 680nm light; in fact, if you want to be precise about it, you can flip the chlorophyll graph upside-down (that is, replace it with 1-absorption, to instead show how much light it lets through) and multiply it by the sunlight curve, to see what color of sunlight bounces off of it. Light bouncing on chlorophyll would look just like the incident sunlight, but with another gap in it, corresponding to the colors that chlorophyll absorbs away for its own purposes. 

Because chlorophyll's absorption peak is so sharp, you can basically imagine this as light with the 680nm part of it removed. What color is 680nm? It's a bright red. And that brings us to the third diagram, namely how the human eye sees color:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_vision#mediaviewer/File:Cone-fundamentals-with-srgb-spectrum.svg

Color vision works by having three kinds of "cone" receptor in the eye: one which sees red, one green, and one blue. (These are called L, M, and S in the diagram for obscure reasons) This diagram has the same X-axis again, and now the Y-axis shows how sensitive each cone type is to each color. So for example, if you shine pure 680nm light onto an eye, that stimulates the red cone some, and the blue and green cones not at all, which the eye reads as "red." If you shone 580nm (yellow) light instead, that would stimulate both the red and green cones a lot, but the blue cone not at all, which our brain interprets as "oh, that must be yellow."

(Incidentally, that's also why color-combination tricks work. If you shine both red and green light on a point, it looks yellow to your eye. If you look at the monitor you're reading right now with a magnifying glass, you'll see that each pixel is actually three little pixels -- one red, one green, and one blue -- and that a yellow pixel has red and green lit but not blue, taking advantage of the same illusion to show you all the colors)

So back to plants. Sunlight on its own tends to stimulate your red and green cones a lot, but not much blue. (Take a look at the steep drop-off on the left of the sunlight diagram, and how that overlaps with what the blue cone sees) That's why the Sun normally looks yellow. But sunlight bouncing off chlorophyll -- i.e., what you see when you stare at a plant -- is missing a bunch of its red light, so it only stimulates green. And that's why plants look green.

(Incidentally, when you look at the eye-sensitivity chart, you might notice that the red and green cones are right next to each other, but the blue cone is off by its lonesome. This isn't a coincidence: many species only have red and blue. The green cone only shows up in some species, and because it's just like red but a little off, small differences in color in the range that they both hit therefore look very different to us. That gives us tremendously high frequency sensitivity in the greens: 490nm and 500nm light look really different, while 650 and 660nm are nearly indistinguishable. That's really useful when you need to recognize different kinds of plant!)

So back to Kepler 186f: its star is a red dwarf, which is smaller, dimmer, and redder than our own sun. We could repeat the entire calculation above using its color of starlight, and what you discover in this case is that efficient Keplerian chlorophyll would be absorbing light off in the infra-red. Doing the same subtraction of reflected light, we find that Keplerian chlorophyll under Keplerian skies would look deep red to our eyes.

And since our eyes have evolved to see green at high resolution, not red, Keplerian fields would look very strange to us -- almost uniform in color, with motion hard to see, because our eyes aren't adapted to seeing fine shades of red.

You can actually do this calculation for any kind of star, and you'll find that the color of "local chlorophyll" will range from red (for red dwarfs), through green (for stars like our own), out to yellow (for slightly blue stars). It never gets beyond that, because stars beyond "slightly blue" have a very short lifespan, and would never be around for long enough to develop their own native flora anyway.

So when you're going out traveling among the stars, expect a fairly wild color show.

If you want to play with what different wavelengths of light look like, this site has a simple slider:
http://academo.org/demos/wavelength-to-colour-relationship/

To read more about color vision, start at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_vision

And for photosynthesis, start at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photosynthesis

Incidentally, the planet's name simply means that it's the sixth (f) planet out from the 186th star studied by the Kepler planetary survey.___

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2015-01-08 05:38:14 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I've never listened long enough to these phone scams to get at what they are trying to get at. But thanks to them calling my Google Voice number, now I can. Also: I'm really impressed by the transcription quality here.

I've never listened long enough to these phone scams to get at what they are trying to get at. But thanks to them calling my Google Voice number, now I can. Also: I'm really impressed by the transcription quality here.___

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2015-01-08 05:18:42 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Oldie but a goodie. I just got around to reading this. The anti-science in "lefty" culture drives me just as crazy as other sources.

Oldie but a goodie. I just got around to reading this. The anti-science in "lefty" culture drives me just as crazy as other sources.___

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2015-01-08 03:25:59 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

POC, Volvo and Ericsson introduce groundbreaking cyclist safety concept to avoid bike-car collisions.

POC, Volvo and Ericsson introduce groundbreaking cyclist safety concept to avoid bike-car collisions.___

2015-01-07 06:06:24 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The new release for Hangouts iOS is out (http://goo.gl/Ypu1np). It brings a ton of cool features that launched on Android in December. For GV users, this is our first release with support for SMS and Voicemail.

- Contacts tab now shows all your phone contacts. Clicking on one will give you option to start SMS or place a call
- Inline voicemail with transcription.
- voicemails player uses proximity sensor to play from speaker/earpiece

This is a small step towards providing a great Voice experience in Hangouts on iOS. Give it a try and let me know what you guys think.

The new release for Hangouts iOS is out (http://goo.gl/Ypu1np). It brings a ton of cool features that launched on Android in December. For GV users, this is our first release with support for SMS and Voicemail.

- Contacts tab now shows all your phone contacts. Clicking on one will give you option to start SMS or place a call
- Inline voicemail with transcription.
- voicemails player uses proximity sensor to play from speaker/earpiece

This is a small step towards providing a great Voice experience in Hangouts on iOS. Give it a try and let me know what you guys think.___

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2015-01-07 06:05:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Mercedes' new self-driving concept looks like a bar of soap designed by the Terminator.

Mercedes' new self-driving concept looks like a bar of soap designed by the Terminator.___

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2014-12-30 07:25:29 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

You really must read this. The letter, I mean (which is included with the article). It's a letter from Steve Anderson, Chief of Police for Nashville, Tennessee to a citizen who wrote to him (also included) regarding the handling of recent Ferguson-related protests.

It's basically a tl;dr of civil, democratic society. It's a pure example of taking the higher road, of addressing the arguments rather than making personal attacks, and being a true leader. This is true even if you completely disagree with the protestors.

On one side of the spectrum is this letter. Towards the other side stands hundreds of NYPD officers who turned their back on their mayor this week when he eulogized a slain officer. They did this in uniform. Chief Anderson speaks about respect, not for the police, but for the civilian government they serve, elected by the people.

I worked for Governor... more »

You really must read this. The letter, I mean (which is included with the article). It's a letter from Steve Anderson, Chief of Police for Nashville, Tennessee to a citizen who wrote to him (also included) regarding the handling of recent Ferguson-related protests.

It's basically a tl;dr of civil, democratic society. It's a pure example of taking the higher road, of addressing the arguments rather than making personal attacks, and being a true leader. This is true even if you completely disagree with the protestors.

On one side of the spectrum is this letter. Towards the other side stands hundreds of NYPD officers who turned their back on their mayor this week when he eulogized a slain officer. They did this in uniform. Chief Anderson speaks about respect, not for the police, but for the civilian government they serve, elected by the people.

I worked for Governor Rick Perry for the first two years he was in office (he is the longest serving governor in Texas history). While I liked him as a person, I vehemently disagreed with his politics. But he was the elected representative of the people of Texas and I absolutely respected that. I did my job to the best of my ability, I made sure the Governor's message was heard loud and clear - even if I completely disagreed with that message. And I never would have dreamed of protesting the Governor or his office while I was an employee of the same.

The NYPD officers who turned their backs while in uniform may have thought they were protesting a man. But they were not - they were protesting the elected representative of the people. A democracy isn't healthy when those with guns choose to disrespect civil authority. I respect their opinions, but they serve a higher cause. They serve the people. The NYPD could learn a thing or two from Nashville Chief of Police Steve Anderson.___

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2014-12-25 02:04:13 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

The animated end credits of North Korean propaganda posters is the best part of this movie. OK, and the closeted subplot about the James Franco character was good for a chuckle. #spoileralert

The animated end credits of North Korean propaganda posters is the best part of this movie. OK, and the closeted subplot about the James Franco character was good for a chuckle. #spoileralert___

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2014-12-23 18:24:31 (20 comments, 8 reshares, 114 +1s)Open 

Great news for San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge and for mental illness advocates.

Side note: why doesn't the San Francisco Chronicle have a story on this?

Great news for San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge and for mental illness advocates.

Side note: why doesn't the San Francisco Chronicle have a story on this?___

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2014-12-23 18:20:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Just in time for Christmas, a gift from the Road Bike Party crew.

Just in time for Christmas, a gift from the Road Bike Party crew.___

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2014-12-21 01:26:08 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Geometric Desk Cast from Molten Pewter on a Beach by Max Lamb

http://homeli.co.uk/geometric-desk-cast-from-molten-pewter-on-a-beach-by-max-lamb/

Geometric Desk Cast from Molten Pewter on a Beach by Max Lamb

http://homeli.co.uk/geometric-desk-cast-from-molten-pewter-on-a-beach-by-max-lamb/___

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2014-12-20 00:58:52 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

+RunKeeper  has just added support for tracking your runs on Android Wear without the need to bring your phone along. Sweet!

The news: venturebeat.com/2014/12/19/runkeeper-adds-phone-free-gps-and-headphone-heart-rate-monitor-support/
The app: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fitnesskeeper.runkeeper.pro
The watch: https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=sony_smartwatch_3_black

+RunKeeper  has just added support for tracking your runs on Android Wear without the need to bring your phone along. Sweet!

The news: venturebeat.com/2014/12/19/runkeeper-adds-phone-free-gps-and-headphone-heart-rate-monitor-support/
The app: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fitnesskeeper.runkeeper.pro
The watch: https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=sony_smartwatch_3_black___

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2014-12-18 22:20:38 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Whatever is happening at these supplier factories and mines is most likely happening for other OEMs. Regardless, this scrutiny is justified and should be extended to other OEMs as well.

Whatever is happening at these supplier factories and mines is most likely happening for other OEMs. Regardless, this scrutiny is justified and should be extended to other OEMs as well.___

2014-12-16 15:38:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

This: Uber does something nice in response to surge pricing caused by an extremist act and they catch nothing but flack for it. That's a new low for their public image.

http://www.wired.com/2014/12/uber-surge-sydney

This: Uber does something nice in response to surge pricing caused by an extremist act and they catch nothing but flack for it. That's a new low for their public image.

http://www.wired.com/2014/12/uber-surge-sydney___

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2014-12-16 02:36:40 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

This is ridiculously catchy. Also, I'm suddenly thirsty.

people of earth - just dropped a new songification with newscasters, congressional dancing, and gorillas - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_4bCpuELMw&list=PL736C3116AD309B58___This is ridiculously catchy. Also, I'm suddenly thirsty.

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2014-12-16 02:33:28 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Reference-getting was definitely lower than 93% but hopefully not too much worse. Nice survey of filmmakers :)

SO GOOD. 

now time to to dive into a wikipedia wormhole to crank my reference understanding from 93% to 100%___Reference-getting was definitely lower than 93% but hopefully not too much worse. Nice survey of filmmakers :)

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2014-12-10 19:26:02 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I really hate the black bloc. I hope the Oakland and Berkeley police departments make it their mission to find and prosecute these criminals.

That said, street protests are a blunt tool for social change and subject to being co-opted by violent elements. The protest organizers should seriously consider more targeted events like die-ins and the recent BART protest that exclude the black bloc elements by design.

I really hate the black bloc. I hope the Oakland and Berkeley police departments make it their mission to find and prosecute these criminals.

That said, street protests are a blunt tool for social change and subject to being co-opted by violent elements. The protest organizers should seriously consider more targeted events like die-ins and the recent BART protest that exclude the black bloc elements by design.___

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2014-12-10 18:04:26 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Android Wear: now with official support for downloading, designing, and developing your own watch faces. We know you all have wanted this since Android Wear was first released back in June and its now ready.

Android Wear: now with official support for downloading, designing, and developing your own watch faces. We know you all have wanted this since Android Wear was first released back in June and its now ready.___

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2014-12-10 17:14:46 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

For many people, gender identity is more complex than just "male" or "female."  Starting today, I'm proud to announce that Google+ will support an infinite number of ways to express gender identity, by giving you the option to customize the way your gender is represented on your profile. 

Previously, we provided options for “Male,” “Female,” and “Other,” to encompass both those who don't fit into the traditional gender labels and those who don't want to declare their gender to the world at large. Now, the gender field on your profile will contain four entries, “Male,” “Female,” “Decline to state,” and “Custom.”  When “Custom” is selected, a freeform text field and a pronoun field will appear. You can still limit who can see your gender, just like you can now. We’ll be rolling this feature out for all users over the next fewdays.

Many thanks to the ... more »

For many people, gender identity is more complex than just "male" or "female."  Starting today, I'm proud to announce that Google+ will support an infinite number of ways to express gender identity, by giving you the option to customize the way your gender is represented on your profile. 

Previously, we provided options for “Male,” “Female,” and “Other,” to encompass both those who don't fit into the traditional gender labels and those who don't want to declare their gender to the world at large. Now, the gender field on your profile will contain four entries, “Male,” “Female,” “Decline to state,” and “Custom.”  When “Custom” is selected, a freeform text field and a pronoun field will appear. You can still limit who can see your gender, just like you can now. We’ll be rolling this feature out for all users over the next few days.

Many thanks to the people and groups who gave us advice on the best ways to do this. Your input has been really valuable to us, and we hope you like the result!___

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2014-12-06 20:57:29 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Finally got around to reading this. So much fun.

Finally got around to reading this. So much fun.___

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2014-12-04 22:56:09 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

I'll stop posting Dinosaur Comics as soon as they stop being jaw-droppingly hilarious & insightful

I'll stop posting Dinosaur Comics as soon as they stop being jaw-droppingly hilarious & insightful___

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2014-12-04 22:50:48 (3 comments, 23 reshares, 147 +1s)Open 

The new Moto 360 ad campaign is pretty fun.  #forourtimes

Second video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xq-MYFyZYU

The new Moto 360 ad campaign is pretty fun.  #forourtimes

Second video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xq-MYFyZYU___

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2014-12-04 02:35:03 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

"We're going for the MOST TRUTH across time and space."

"We're going for the MOST TRUTH across time and space."___

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2014-12-03 18:35:17 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Some kind words for Google's suite of photo saving and sharing services by +Rick Klau, including a lot of advice for how best to take advantage of them. I was proud to cofound one of these services, Google+ Stories, along with +Joseph Smarr and others.

Some kind words for Google's suite of photo saving and sharing services by +Rick Klau, including a lot of advice for how best to take advantage of them. I was proud to cofound one of these services, Google+ Stories, along with +Joseph Smarr and others.___

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2014-12-02 15:59:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Bobby Seale’s 1969 ballot Measure, “Community Control of Police,” must be creatively reiterated and institutionalized in cities across the USA. Such a community control would include required courses for all police officers, with special six credit hours of courses on all the people’s constitutional democratic civil human rights at community colleges and universities. All police officers must complete these courses along with mandatory psychological examinations.

When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated April 4th 1968, more than four hundred riots broke out all across the United States for several weeks. At that time in 1968, I, Bobby Seale, kept Oakland, California quiet. No rioting. And later in North Richmond, California, I went out with my Black Panthers and we peacefully stopped a riot in that North Richmond, California African American community. It was front page news. Ofcourse ... more »

Bobby Seale’s 1969 ballot Measure, “Community Control of Police,” must be creatively reiterated and institutionalized in cities across the USA. Such a community control would include required courses for all police officers, with special six credit hours of courses on all the people’s constitutional democratic civil human rights at community colleges and universities. All police officers must complete these courses along with mandatory psychological examinations.

When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated April 4th 1968, more than four hundred riots broke out all across the United States for several weeks. At that time in 1968, I, Bobby Seale, kept Oakland, California quiet. No rioting. And later in North Richmond, California, I went out with my Black Panthers and we peacefully stopped a riot in that North Richmond, California African American community. It was front page news. Of course the people knew me because in 1965, when I had set up a Youth Jobs program (for one hundred youths) in that same North Richmond community, I was given a proclamation by the city government for that Program.

With the Grand Jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson, a Ferguson, Mo. police officer, in the fatal shooting of an unarmed Michael Brown, some protesters took their outrage to the streets in Ferguson, as they did across the USA and in London England. The death of unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, -- and the lack of an indictment for the officer who shot him -- are symbolic of perpetual racial injustice in America today.

From Michael Brown, who was killed by the Ferguson police, to Trayvon Martin who was killed by a Florida man who was later acquitted of murder, from Oscar Grant who was murdered in Oakland, California while lying on the ground with his hands behind his back in a subway station when an officer pulled out his weapon and shot him in the back, to Eric Garner who was strangled in an illegal choke hold by police while struggling to breathe and asking for help, these incidents seem to me endemic of an oppressive mind-set in police and law enforcement agencies.

People across the country have taken their voice to the streets with more than 170 protests springing up across the country in response to the Grand Jury’s decision. We have even seen protests in Canada, and in London, which began at the U.S. Embassy.

In the US, we need to move beyond the protests and organize a nationwide political movement that can campaign for greater constitutional democratic community control of police. Working with different organizations and groups, crossing all racial and ethnic lines, our campaign needs to get enough ballot signatures in each CITY/Community to put a Community Control of Police referendum or measures on the ballot. Rather than the appointment of a police chief, the referendum should call for a tri-level body of police commissioners to be duly elected by the people of each community.  In the 1969 Measure, it called for three community review boards with not less than five members duly elected to each of the three community board members. These review boards had the investigative power to review questionable police shootings, undue, unnecessary force and community complaints. If the board found in their investigation unnecessary force was used or complaints more than credible, then the people’s voice would be heard.
With this method of community control of police, we added a broader framework above and beyond the police internal affairs, i.e., police investigating police. By having duly elected members as a people’s investigative body, from there they can recommend legal action to be taken against any specific policeman violating the law.

All Power To All The People!

Bobby Seale,
Founding Chairman & National Organizer
of the Black Panther Party (1962-1974)  
 
Speaking Across America.

Website: http://bobbyseale.com/
 
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#ferguson #fergusonmissouri #michaelbrown #mikebrown #blackpanthers #blackpantherparty #bobbyseale

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2014-12-02 07:04:33 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Prudent planning to make BART more reliable and service already dense areas.

Prudent planning to make BART more reliable and service already dense areas.___

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2014-12-01 07:51:48 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Comedian and social critic Chris Rock in a recent interview:

"When we talk about race relations in America or racial progress, it’s all nonsense. There are no race relations. White people were crazy. Now they’re not as crazy. To say that black people have made progress would be to say they deserve what happened to them before. [...] So, to say Obama is progress is saying that he’s the first black person that is qualified to be president. That’s not black progress. That’s white progress. There’s been black people qualified to be president for hundreds of years. [...] [M]y kids are smart, educated, beautiful, polite children. There have been smart, educated, beautiful, polite black children for hundreds of years. The advantage that my children have is that my children are encountering the nicest white people that America has ever produced. Let’s hope America keeps producing nicerwhite people.... more »

Comedian and social critic Chris Rock in a recent interview:

"When we talk about race relations in America or racial progress, it’s all nonsense. There are no race relations. White people were crazy. Now they’re not as crazy. To say that black people have made progress would be to say they deserve what happened to them before. [...] So, to say Obama is progress is saying that he’s the first black person that is qualified to be president. That’s not black progress. That’s white progress. There’s been black people qualified to be president for hundreds of years. [...] [M]y kids are smart, educated, beautiful, polite children. There have been smart, educated, beautiful, polite black children for hundreds of years. The advantage that my children have is that my children are encountering the nicest white people that America has ever produced. Let’s hope America keeps producing nicer white people."

Via +Jon Wiley ___

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2014-11-28 20:31:37 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

The +The Bold Italic​ has just published +Alexandra Kenin​'s article about San Francisco's five dirt roads. Yes, you read that right: SF has actual city streets that are as rural as any out in the country.

(I may have helped a bit with this piece.)

The +The Bold Italic​ has just published +Alexandra Kenin​'s article about San Francisco's five dirt roads. Yes, you read that right: SF has actual city streets that are as rural as any out in the country.

(I may have helped a bit with this piece.)___

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2014-11-28 00:26:26 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

I love how the leaves change all sorts of red, orange, and yellow each November, it’s so pretty. However, it is starting to get a little chilly north of the Equator!

I love how the leaves change all sorts of red, orange, and yellow each November, it’s so pretty. However, it is starting to get a little chilly north of the Equator!___

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2014-11-27 16:39:17 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

“our results point to the largely unexplored opportunity of using the cold darkness of the Universe as a fundamental renewable thermodynamic resource for improving energy efficiency here on Earth."

LOL

“our results point to the largely unexplored opportunity of using the cold darkness of the Universe as a fundamental renewable thermodynamic resource for improving energy efficiency here on Earth."

LOL___

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2014-11-27 06:38:30 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Did you grow up in the 70s or 80s or watch a lot of TV from that era? This bizarre video is for you.

Did you grow up in the 70s or 80s or watch a lot of TV from that era? This bizarre video is for you.___

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2014-11-26 09:03:17 (27 comments, 5 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Sobering 

Sobering ___

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2014-11-25 16:08:28 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Some explanatory context about the lack of an indictment in Ferguson: while grand juries are nominally one of the checks on executive power, with the prosecutors only able to indict someone if they can convince a grand jury, this hasn't really been the case in decades, if ever. In the famous words of Sol Wachtler, former chief judge of the New York Court of Appeals, district attornies have so much influence over grand juries that they could get them to "indict a ham sandwich" if they wanted.

This is because grand jury proceedings are rather one-sided: there is generally no judge involved, nor any defense, but rather the prosecutor simply presents whatever evidence he or she chooses, and has to convince the grand jury that there is "probable cause" that the person committed a crime, i.e. that a reasonable (ordinary) jury could conceivably convict. If this seems like a... more »

Some explanatory context about the lack of an indictment in Ferguson: while grand juries are nominally one of the checks on executive power, with the prosecutors only able to indict someone if they can convince a grand jury, this hasn't really been the case in decades, if ever. In the famous words of Sol Wachtler, former chief judge of the New York Court of Appeals, district attornies have so much influence over grand juries that they could get them to "indict a ham sandwich" if they wanted.

This is because grand jury proceedings are rather one-sided: there is generally no judge involved, nor any defense, but rather the prosecutor simply presents whatever evidence he or she chooses, and has to convince the grand jury that there is "probable cause" that the person committed a crime, i.e. that a reasonable (ordinary) jury could conceivably convict. If this seems like a rather low bar to you, you're right: quite a few people have argued that grand juries are a complete waste of time, and only half of US states still use them. (The federal government is required to by the fifth amendment; no common-law jurisdiction outside the US still bothers)

In those places which still use them, their main remaining function is to provide plausible deniability to prosecutors who don't wish to pursue a case: just like you could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich by only showing one story, you could get a grand jury to refuse to indict Freddy Krueger by showing them enough evidence to make the legitimacy of the state's case unclear.

That's not a common use for grand juries -- prosecutors generally have better things to do with their time than look for plausible deniability. (In the federal courts in 2010, for example, grand juries refused to indict 11 times, out of about 162,000 cases. Given that a prosecutor can generally guess when they don't even have a good enough case to indict, you can assume that those eleven each decided to have the grand jury be the one to say no, instead of them, for a reason)

What this means is that when you're trying to interpret the news and understand what a grand jury verdict means, you can basically take it to be a summary of the prosecutor's decision to prosecute or not to prosecute the case, rather than the verdict of an independent panel. 

(The analysis below notes that, in high-profile cases, there's another important reason that a grand jury may not indict, which is that the prosecutor feels that the case isn't strong enough to actually push through, but nonetheless feels political pressure to try anyway. That's not likely to be the case with today's news, as county prosecutor Bob McCulloch took the rather unusual step of having Darren Wilson, the prospective defendant, testify before the grand jury for several hours. Prosecutors who actually want an indictment generally don't invite the defendant to give their side of the story at length, as this is not considered conducive to getting the desired variety of ham sandwich. So it's fairly safe to read today's headline as "McCulloch decides not to prosecute Wilson," and interpret that as you will.)

If you want to read about the grand jury system in the US, as good a place to start as any is
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_juries_in_the_United_States___

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2014-11-25 14:59:17 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-24 21:45:32 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Prudent and long-term thinking: great to see this from my city government.

Prudent and long-term thinking: great to see this from my city government.___

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2014-11-22 23:54:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

AI, soon to be providing you with daily chair-in-the-sky moments.

AI, soon to be providing you with daily chair-in-the-sky moments.___

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2014-11-22 22:44:24 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Awesome post by Max Weiner of Pocket - I'm so excited to see how many developers are successfully adopting Material! 

Awesome post by Max Weiner of Pocket - I'm so excited to see how many developers are successfully adopting Material! ___

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2014-11-18 05:37:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

All the videos from the  #FORMSF14  sessions are on this playlist: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOU2XLYxmsIKAdUSJXLXHNAXkTTZzXolW

See the best and most exciting moments from #FORMSF14 : http://goo.gl/f6EZxu___All the videos from the  #FORMSF14  sessions are on this playlist: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOU2XLYxmsIKAdUSJXLXHNAXkTTZzXolW

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2014-11-17 00:04:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Some of my best work colleagues have been born in other countries and faced challenges in being allowed to work in the US. I hope this is the start of making this better and easier. It would be a huge boon to innovation in this country.

Some of my best work colleagues have been born in other countries and faced challenges in being allowed to work in the US. I hope this is the start of making this better and easier. It would be a huge boon to innovation in this country.___

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