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Sai (saizai) has been at 3 events

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Make Your Laws297Following up from the April 23rd meeting, the Federal Election Commission is slated to discuss +Make Your Laws' Bitcoin advisory opinion request (AOR) and how to compromise between the two previous drafts.Draft C: http://saos.fec.gov/aodocs/201402_2.pdfMore info: https://makeyourlaws.org/fec/bitcoinJoin +Sai  live for the meeting, and get on the hangout afterwards if you'd like to discuss it or ask questions. Link to join the hangout will be posted here.Previous: FEC Meeting about MYL's Bitcoin request (AO 2014-02)2nd FEC meeting about MYL's Bitcoin request (AOR 2014-02)2014-05-08 16:00:003 
Make Your Laws297The FEC is having a webinar about e-filing on April 2, 1-2:15pm Eastern.http://www.fec.gov/info/outreach.shtml#roundtablesAnyone who wants to join the hangout (before or after the FEC meeting) is welcome to chat about MYL's tech progression (including e.g. making an open-source Ruby gem for FEC e-filing).FEC e-filing roundtable; MYL tech update2014-04-02 18:45:003 
Sai (saizai)8,658Sai's ASL tutorial beta test, take 2 (Sun @ 4)2012-11-19 01:00:004 

Sai (saizai) has been shared in 108 public circles

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Colin Wilson56Increase your following with our Amazing CirclesThis is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post #circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-09-08 06:25:20459111619
Becky Collins13,434Mobile Operator 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 ?2014-07-24 05:16:124763112
Becky Collins10,282Mobile 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 ?2014-05-28 05:03:174777219
Tourej Ansari16,540All Kinds of People Shared CircleReshare or comment or plus to be in the next circle share!  Let me know if you want to be in the circle! Circle these plussers they are cool people! #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles2014-05-10 11:00:124583111
Ryan Johnson2,352sharedcircle   #publiccircleshare     #circleshare     #circleoftheday  #circleshares     #circlesharing     #circlesshare    #publicsharedcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircle   #todayspublicsharedcircle  #todayssharedcircle     #publiccircle   #circle     #circles    #awesome   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #shareyourcircle     #bestengagers   #followers   #followback     #awesomecircles  #topsharedcircle   #topsharedcircle     #myseoissocial     #besocial     #socializethesocial     #trust   #circles   #sharedcircle     #followers      #social     #socialnetworking     2014-04-16 05:12:352629212
John Nuntiatio33,101#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health #tennis #europe   #asia   #america   #africa   #australia   #football   #golf   #basketball   #news  2014-04-09 06:25:5632961213
John Nuntiatio32,205#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health2014-04-03 06:40:30128164
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:45475126
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:00475125
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:45:28475014
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:44:37475126
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:43:264755010
John Nuntiatio29,572#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-12 06:21:31469006
John Nuntiatio29,572#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-12 06:20:51469102
John Nuntiatio29,361#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-09 11:43:13251109
Brian Wolfe22,328I haven't shared a circle in a long time. Maybe too long.Anyways.. Here is the circle that my browser spends the most time on.   Just in case I become a petulant child and walk away (not that I'm planning on doing so , just in case.)2013-08-22 05:36:251941335
Zbynek Kysela1,918BEST SHARED CIRCLE - Share, share, share!===================================HOW TO BE PART OF IT: 1) Add this circle to your circles -> Add circle2) Share added circle with option "include yourself in shared circle". Done. You're welcome :) ZbynekMy entire social presence:*****************************http://xeeme.com/bouchac*****************************2012-12-07 20:33:1441920625
Kurt Smith14,400Thought Provokers Circle Share - Who's Made You Think Lately?Who's Made You Think Lately? Are they in this circle? For me, +Dede Craig King had me really going last Monday, +Lacerant Plainer always gets me thinking, and just a few days ago it was +Randy Hilarski.Here's latest round of the Thought Provokers Circle. This is an #awesomesauce  circle of great plussers who will make you think (we're all trying anyway). The cool thing about this circle is that you had to be recommended by someone else to get in.Add & Reshare so others can discover these awesome people to follow. Current members please update your circle. If you'd like to join in, please suggest 3-5 people and tell why they make you think. #circleshare   #circles   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharepubliccircle   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles  2012-12-04 15:53:26287653061
Brunner Nathan325Some people that comment and follow back.Don't forget to give a share and a plus one.#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circlesharing #publiccircle #circles2012-11-29 18:03:5327516419
Kurt Smith6,542Thought Provokers Circle Share -- Plussers Who 'Make You Go Hmm...'Next round of the Thought Provokers Circle. An amazing circle of great plussers who will make you think, well maybe. Here's some of the people and wisdom inside:"And a few of us that make you go "HUH???" from +Bearman Cartoons. " Ummmm.... I suddenly feel like I'm back in grade school again and the entire class is giving me the look... You're going to get your arse kicked at recess!!!! said +Frank Garufi Jr.. Check out and discover some new people - I've met +Dede Craig King, +Susanne Ramharter, +MommyLovesTech.Add & Reshare so others can discover these awesome people to follow. Current members please update your circle. If you'd like to join in, please suggest 3-5 people and why they make you think.#circles   #circle   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  +Full Circle +Circles +CIRCLES on Google+ 2012-10-31 14:11:37275922881
Kurt Smith4,603Thought Provokers Circle -- Plussers Who 'Make You Go Hmm...'Round 2 of the Thought Provokers Circle. An amazing circle of great plussers who will make you think! New additions include +Thomas Power, +Bobbi Jo Woods and dozens of others.Add & Reshare so others can discover these awesome people to follow. If you'd like to join in, please suggest 3-5 people and why they make you think.#circles   #circle   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   +Full Circle +Circles +CIRCLES on Google+ 2012-10-17 13:52:172561193675
Tim Moore23,874My Go To Circle when I'm using +Google+ from my mobile --- which is a lot!IF you use +Google+ from your mobile device and want GREAT CONTENT, then this is a money circle for you.  All the guys and gals in here are fantastic and post very shareable items.Created for the circle when you want to reliably find and share great content quickly from your mobile!>>> Help your friends who may be new here to +Google+ - share this circle with them.  They will love you forever......... or at least until payday. :) #greatcontent   #sharing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Public Circles +CircleCount +Nothing but Circles  #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday  +Shared a circle with you +Full Circle  #mobile  2012-10-02 19:10:48484723561
Kurt Smith3,250Plussers Who 'Make You Go Hmm...' Circle ShareHere's round 1 of the Thought Provokers Circle. Last week I asked who people follow because their posts make you think. The post (  http://bit.ly/WdN9HG) snowballed and here's the result - an amazing circle of great plussers who wil make you think!Add them and check them out, and discover some really cool new people to follow on G+. Please reshare with your followers to expand the thinking.If you'd like to join in, suggest 3-5 people and why they make you think. #circles   #circle   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #circlesharing  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #publiccircles  #publicsharedcircles  +Full Circle +CIRCLES on Google+  +Circles 2012-10-02 13:37:49218505056
Jd Geier883My Top 99 CircleThe #top99   #sharedcircles  are going around... I figure I don't share circles that often, so here's mine.  I tried to filter out family, businesses, non-users (deleted?)... but I may have missed one or two.If you're notified of this post, you're in it. :)Want to make your own?Go to circles. Make sure 'sort by relevance' is selected at the top. Drag and drop to select roughly 100 people. Make a new circle. Maybe edit out a few personal people etc.. but thats it.. pretty simple.. Share the circle with the little share button in the middle of the new circle and tag it with #top99. Done :)2012-07-25 02:14:3499102
Sophie Wrobel9,700Where Google+ fails: My shrinking geek circleWhere did all the real geeks go?This is my second circle share, and (like the first one) a very small circle. It is also one with many lesser-known faces. These are people who are not necessarily hackers, but they all have one thing in common, something that annoys everyone who doesn't understand geek culture, and that turns other geeks on - they will ruthlessly and methodolically take apart the semantics of anything you say, and go to utmost lengths to defend their reasoning. They will keep you sharp.I'm also sharing this circle as a call for help. This circle is the one circle that I curate that has shrunk considerably in the past few months. I figure it is high time to share it before it reduces itself to zero. Some of its ex-members are now homelessly wandering without a new platform to gather on. But where have the rest of this geek exodus gone off to?And, oh yes, the question which we all suspect an unspoken answer to but don't want to acknowledge it: why is Google so seemingly desperate to drive the geeks out?2012-06-28 06:11:2192115
Henry A. Otero (Hanko9)9,525Google+ Engagers Circle #2... created by YOU!!! Everyone included in this circle was recommended by someone in the circle. These are YOUR favs!!!Here are the first 500 people from Circle #1 (there are NO duplicates). https://plus.google.com/117412175333096244275/posts/62yfETEsZgx#circlemonday #circleshare #publiccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles +Nothing but Circles 2012-06-18 21:30:4250010522
Richard Law2,621Imaginary Robots should be in everyone's stream. #doshare #sharedcircles #circleshare2012-05-07 20:41:36231000
Lee Smallwood8,954Want to share the 2nd of 2 circles of Engaging People here on G+ I love their content, the way the engage and I recommend you step and say Hello to them :)Have a great weekend all :)2012-04-13 17:23:5433731622
Richard Law2,040My imaginary robots circle; one of my favorites. #sharedcircle2012-04-03 19:24:54199011
Sophie Wrobel6,893Cream of the cream: My mentor circleThis is my first circle share. I've been rather hesitant to share circles as I feel that circle shares are incredibly impersonal: you get a pile of suggestions without any real idea why, or where they fit in your world. Then +Gideon Rosenblatt proposed a wonderful idea: a Google+ Mentors Circle. The idea being, you add people to this circle who you want to be your mentor, target them by following their posts and building a relationship with them so that you can win them as your mentor. And: what a circle to share! That is the 'cream of the cream' circle.While I don't follow that definition so strictly - I've always been one to silently observe and pick and choose qualities that I'd like to attain, and then copy particular 'role models' without necessarily asking for a more formal relationship - I did start collecting people whom I want to learn some particular quality from into a circle. Potential mentors, you could say. And then I realized: This wasn't a circle I could share. Some of those people were G+ lurkers. Others were using G+ as a Twitter-crosspost-outlet or Reader-sharing-outlet without actually engaging in conversation. So I removed them and was left with a circle of people whom I want to learn something from, who post insightful content and who respond to conversations actively. And that, fellow readers, is this circle. Since these people happen to also be 'big noisy people' on the most part, I expect you are already following some of them. If not, feel free to meet and greet, and/or guess what I'm trying to learn these days. :)I'll share a second circle, one with my favorite 'not-so-noisy' people to read based on content quality, later - again, as an attempt to counter the trend of sharing circles with too much noise.2012-04-01 22:44:0518303
Anthony Fox10,032International CircleIf you want to go global on Google+The countries represented by this circle:Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burundi, Canada, Catalonia, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Uganda, UK, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, US, Vietnam, Venezuela2012-03-28 17:31:02274774757
John Kellden4,179The Moneyball TeamGoogle+ Visionaries, take 2An update of the circle I previously shared. I've removed most of the big hitters.I figured they're in the ten thousand range or more and will survive being cut. Will share them in a new circle in the not too distant future. I also removed some Google Pages. This is the Moneyball Team of Google+. And I mean that as the highest possible praise.#sharedcircles #sharedcircle #circleshare2012-03-19 13:04:39500648
John Kellden4,179Google+ VisionariesThese 365 people are mandatory to interact with. I suggest you set aside a moment each day for each one in this circle. Which is why I've added 365 people. Seriously, do.Ok, so it's not humanly possible to do that. Think of it as a Google+ smorgasbord of awesome people then.As with my previously shared link of 500 Great Google Plus People, I've looked at these people from a number of different angles. They passed with flying colours. :)#sharedcircles #sharedcircle #circleshare2012-03-19 11:09:54365231829
John Kellden4,057Great Google Plus PeopleWorth Waiting For. I've thrown every heuristic and the kitchen sink into this, pondering from a great many angles, with the intention of creating a shared circle that is nothing other than mindblowing. You won't get instant fame, fortune and world peace by interacting with this bunch of people, but pretty damn close. This is like an online portable, accessible, interactive Chautauqua. And then some. Enjoy!2012-03-17 15:45:4949913914
Todd Vierling1,010The Lesser Celebrities of Google+My first broad-based shared circle. These people aren't super-prolific posters with thousands of commenters like Scoble or +Mike Elgan (there's nothing wrong with that; his content is nifty, but I simply can't keep up).These folks may not have follower counts in the hundreds of thousands, but they regularly post things that are interesting, geeky, funny, thought-provoking, and generally worth the read. A good addition to anybody's stream.First point, this circle seriously needs more women, and I plan to reduce the gender divide (and increase the diversity in general) before re-sharing this circle. And secondly, after cobbling this list, I'm sure that I left out a dozen or more folks whom I intended to add here. So this circle will probably be a tad bit larger the next time I share it.2012-03-02 19:19:1026102
Christopher Franko (Sr)6,707This is my #Suggested user circle.Everytime I see someone suggest cool plussers, I usually put them in this circle.#Circle, #share , Include yourself in shared circle. #winningwednesday2012-02-29 19:05:48254915
Hacker News Circle5,679Part 1/3 (Remember to add all of them) Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/23/2012 at 12:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-23 17:00:12999023
Forrest Thiessen382Cure for Slim Stream Syndrome (SSS)I was discussing with +Phil Tubb the other day that--in my experience--the way people use Facebook and Google+ are quite different. I've seen people follow family members and old friends and classmates on Facebook to learn about how friends are getting along, who's dating whom, what people had for dinner, etc... and when they come to G+ many of those people they follow on Facebook aren't here yet, so their stream is still and quiet ("just the sound of crickets", as +Aisha Thiessen told me). Unlike Facebook, though, G+ is much more about finding new friends and people whose interests you share, though--with a little poking around and a little "gardening" of your circles, you can find all kinds of interesting people... but how to get started finding those folks, and curing "Slim Stream Syndrome" ("SSS")?There are a growing number of ways to do this (searching G+ for a topic that interest you, for example), but one is to load yourself up with a "starter set" of G+ people that someone recommends to you as having interesting things to say (or at least that share funny cat photos...). I just spent half an hour quickly going through my circles and pulled together this "shared circle" of people who (a) post regularly on G+; (b) say interesting (or entertaining) things, and do it well (whether I always agree with them or not); and (c) encourage discussion. (It's not an all-inclusive list by any means--please don't be offended if I didn't include you!).If you're suffering from SSS, consider clicking on the "Add circle" link below--that will copy all these folks into a new circle in your G+ account, and away you go. If you don't like or enjoy what you're seeing from them, take them out of your circle, and they're gone; if you do, see who they're sharing things from and discussing things with, and you'll soon find other new people on your own to add to your circles.Have fun with it!2012-01-22 03:06:0739323
Hacker News Circle5,699Part 1/3 (Remember to add all of them) Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/21/2012 at 12:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-21 05:00:13999002
Hacker News Circle5,681Part 1/3 (Remember to add all of them) Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/19/2012 at 12:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-19 17:00:12999001
Hacker News Circle5,681Part 1/3 (Remember to add all of them) Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/19/2012 at 12:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-19 05:00:27999010
Hacker News Circle5,656Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/16/2012 at 12:31pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-16 17:31:13999000
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/14/2012 at 12:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 17:00:08999041
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/14/2012 at 09:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 14:00:09999000
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/14/2012 at 08:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 13:00:15999000
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/14/2012 at 06:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 11:00:15999000
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/14/2012 at 05:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 10:00:14999000
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/14/2012 at 04:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 09:00:13999001
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/14/2012 at 03:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 08:00:12999000
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/14/2012 at 02:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 07:00:14999000

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2014-12-18 05:42:04 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

In an energy bill that got turned into an omnibus spending bill, there's this clause: "Section 538. None of the funds made available in this Act to the Department of Justice may be used, with respect to the States of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin, to prevent such States from implementing their own State laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of medical marijuana."

Not exactly reclassifying it down from Schedule 1 to Schedule 3 or 4 where it belongs, but still. Also not clear to me how much of the DoJ's funds come from this... more »

In an energy bill that got turned into an omnibus spending bill, there's this clause: "Section 538. None of the funds made available in this Act to the Department of Justice may be used, with respect to the States of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin, to prevent such States from implementing their own State laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of medical marijuana."

Not exactly reclassifying it down from Schedule 1 to Schedule 3 or 4 where it belongs, but still. Also not clear to me how much of the DoJ's funds come from this particular Act. But still… federal legislation promising not to interfere with state medical marijuana laws.___

2014-12-17 00:57:15 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

In discussing serious depression (particularly among hackers) with some friends recently, one issue came up that I don't really know how to deal with: valuing oneself (and others) based on accomplishments vs. on personal traits — or to put it another way, on doing vs being.

I'm not sure how I value others; my rough guess is that it's on what I get out of interacting with them. (Comfort, intellectual stimulation, new ideas, etc. are things I value highly.)

For self-value, though, I don't really see any of that; I don't particularly feel like I've benefited those around me. Nor do I see that I've particularly accomplished much with my life so far. Actually, I kinda feel like there's not much point living unless I change the world in some serious, positive way. I know that's an unreasonable expectation to set, but that's what it is. I have somet... more »

In discussing serious depression (particularly among hackers) with some friends recently, one issue came up that I don't really know how to deal with: valuing oneself (and others) based on accomplishments vs. on personal traits — or to put it another way, on doing vs being.

I'm not sure how I value others; my rough guess is that it's on what I get out of interacting with them. (Comfort, intellectual stimulation, new ideas, etc. are things I value highly.)

For self-value, though, I don't really see any of that; I don't particularly feel like I've benefited those around me. Nor do I see that I've particularly accomplished much with my life so far. Actually, I kinda feel like there's not much point living unless I change the world in some serious, positive way. I know that's an unreasonable expectation to set, but that's what it is. I have some tenuous grip on a possibility of doing so — one I want to make my life's work — but even at the most optimistic, it would take decades to accomplish, and has serious obstacles. In the meantime, I don't see much objective value to my existence. (I see some negative value to my dying, in that it would likely cause emotional harm to a handful of people, but that's not exactly a great way to measure self-worth.)


I really don't know how to deal with this, for myself or for others.

How do you?


PS http://slatestarcodex.com/2014/08/16/burdens/ is an interesting post related to this. I'm not sure how to feel about that, either.___

2014-12-16 20:07:44 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Want to change campaign finance law? This is a real (though limited) opportunity to do so.

After the McCutcheon decision eliminating biennial campaign contribution limits, the FEC is currently considering a very broad new rulemaking to amend its regulations and improve campaign finance disclosure. This is an opportunity to help pass significant campaign finance reform.*

I'm preparing formal comments and proposed regulatory changes on behalf of MYL PAC*, and welcome your feedback & suggestions for improvement on the attached draft.

You can submit your own comments @ http://sers.fec.gov/fosers/ -> "Submit Comments on Ongoing Rulemakings" -> REG 2014-01 -> "Add comment". *Deadline: Jan 15.* 

Full docs: http://sers.fec.gov/fosers/ -> 2014 -> REG 2014-01
Main doc: http://sers.fec.gov/fosers/showpdf.htm?docid=305653

* This has strict limits: amended regulations can't go beyond the scope of existing statutes and court decisions, and must get bipartisan support. (The FEC has 3 Democratic and 3 Republican appointees, and requires a vote of 4 to pass anything.)

If you're looking to overturn Citizens United, McCutcheon, etc., this is not the place to do so. Instead, try to think of how things could be improved within the existing system.

** https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LKGMcWXLyT2KndU6ZCHw0jO3LQLsAz_psPhPkfALMy0/___Want to change campaign finance law? This is a real (though limited) opportunity to do so.

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2014-12-13 23:22:39 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Chelsea Manning (yes, the Manning accused of leaking docs to Wikileaks based on conversations with +Adrián Lamo) writing on basic issues of being trans (and, post coming out, trying to get legally recognized as female).

Chelsea Manning (yes, the Manning accused of leaking docs to Wikileaks based on conversations with +Adrián Lamo) writing on basic issues of being trans (and, post coming out, trying to get legally recognized as female).___

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2014-12-12 15:19:19 (18 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Dear +Quora and CEO +Adam D'Angelo: I commented on your "real names" policy*, pointing out that it's irrational and factually incorrect… and you respond by having an admin block me entirely from using the site  until I comply with a name policy that, as I explained in that very comment, denies the possible existence of my legal name. You won't even let me comply with your insanely misguided policy. What. the. fuck?

* https://www.quora.com/Do-I-have-to-use-my-real-name-on-Quora-What-is-Quoras-Real-Names-policy/answer/Sai-Sai-27

Dear +Quora and CEO +Adam D'Angelo: I commented on your "real names" policy*, pointing out that it's irrational and factually incorrect… and you respond by having an admin block me entirely from using the site  until I comply with a name policy that, as I explained in that very comment, denies the possible existence of my legal name. You won't even let me comply with your insanely misguided policy. What. the. fuck?

* https://www.quora.com/Do-I-have-to-use-my-real-name-on-Quora-What-is-Quoras-Real-Names-policy/answer/Sai-Sai-27___

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2014-12-12 11:00:24 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Me @ +EU hackathon (brief interview excerpt defining liquid democracy @ 2:30, random footage of me talking w/ +vint cerf about +Make Your Laws @ 3:26).

Me @ +EU hackathon (brief interview excerpt defining liquid democracy @ 2:30, random footage of me talking w/ +vint cerf about +Make Your Laws @ 3:26).___

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2014-12-10 11:40:02 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

+Quora seems bent on repeating +Google+'s #nymwars  fiasco. And now they're denigrating and misrepresenting my name, and suppressing my comments/answers* specifically because of my name.

+Quora: 1. Fix this. 2. Apologize.

* Eg https://www.quora.com/Do-I-have-to-use-my-real-name-on-Quora-What-is-Quoras-Real-Names-policy/answer/Sai-Sai-27

+Quora seems bent on repeating +Google+'s #nymwars  fiasco. And now they're denigrating and misrepresenting my name, and suppressing my comments/answers* specifically because of my name.

+Quora: 1. Fix this. 2. Apologize.

* Eg https://www.quora.com/Do-I-have-to-use-my-real-name-on-Quora-What-is-Quoras-Real-Names-policy/answer/Sai-Sai-27___

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2014-12-09 11:28:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

+Shane Koyczan​ (of the http://youtube.com/watch?v=ltun92DfnPY) has a new album of spoken word + instrumental accompaniment poetry, Silence Is a Song I Know All the Words To. It's good. Listen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3qeJ1uqxLo&list=PLKYz4B8KrxntSaDf1973eVr0AG7qFsvwy

+Shane Koyczan​ (of the http://youtube.com/watch?v=ltun92DfnPY) has a new album of spoken word + instrumental accompaniment poetry, Silence Is a Song I Know All the Words To. It's good. Listen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3qeJ1uqxLo&list=PLKYz4B8KrxntSaDf1973eVr0AG7qFsvwy___

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2014-12-09 11:22:17 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

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2014-12-06 23:52:51 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

bit.ly makes my site's links longer on Twitter. >< #firstworldproblems  

bit.ly makes my site's links longer on Twitter. >< #firstworldproblems  ___

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2014-12-06 23:46:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

+Alex Fink & I decided to do some vocab creation on UNLWS (s.ai/nlws) w/ live video. Two-person collaborative conlang creation is fairly rare, and UNLWS is a fairly unusual conlang, so hopefully this gives a somewhat interesting view of how we do it. ;-)

https://plus.google.com/events/cr7acegejvaf89vg82h915ugnso 

+Alex Fink & I decided to do some vocab creation on UNLWS (s.ai/nlws) w/ live video. Two-person collaborative conlang creation is fairly rare, and UNLWS is a fairly unusual conlang, so hopefully this gives a somewhat interesting view of how we do it. ;-)

https://plus.google.com/events/cr7acegejvaf89vg82h915ugnso ___

2014-12-06 20:27:59 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

+Alex Fink & +Sai designing vocabulary for UNLWS (s.ai/nlws), the non-linear written language.

We're starting with Herodotus' story of the Egyptians' investigation of who had the most ancient language.

Might do more if there's interest. For this one, you can participate w/ comments or q&a; future ones might include others on video or the like.

If you're curious as to how we work on UNLWS together, this is it.

+Alex Fink & +Sai designing vocabulary for UNLWS (s.ai/nlws), the non-linear written language.

We're starting with Herodotus' story of the Egyptians' investigation of who had the most ancient language.

Might do more if there's interest. For this one, you can participate w/ comments or q&a; future ones might include others on video or the like.

If you're curious as to how we work on UNLWS together, this is it.___

2014-12-05 22:53:13 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Being an open source SuperPAC means getting to explore new and interesting legal questions. :-)

Our new FEC AOR 2014-20: Can PACs receive contributions of IP from foreign nationals' volunteer services?

https://makeyourlaws.org/fec/volunteer_ip___Being an open source SuperPAC means getting to explore new and interesting legal questions. :-)

2014-12-05 21:10:55 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Read the first answer. Also, http://thedailywtf.com/articles/The-Fizz-Buzz-from-Outer-Space

/via +Alex Fink /via MeFi

Read the first answer. Also, http://thedailywtf.com/articles/The-Fizz-Buzz-from-Outer-Space

/via +Alex Fink /via MeFi___

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2014-12-05 10:46:09 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2014-12-04 21:10:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

My Supreme Court cert case about privacy in court for poor people's finances (http://s.ai/ifp) got docketed on Tuesday — docket No. 14-646. Now to see what happens with possible amici and the Solicitor General…

My Supreme Court cert case about privacy in court for poor people's finances (http://s.ai/ifp) got docketed on Tuesday — docket No. 14-646. Now to see what happens with possible amici and the Solicitor General…___

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2014-12-03 01:13:38 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

While posting photos: me with +Julia Reda, the Pirate Party member of the European Parliament (by whose invitation I got to come here).

I'm rather jealous of their political system. Julia got 1.4% of the German election for European Parliament. In the US, that'd result in nothing. But because the EP uses proportional elections (… as do nearly all European countries' own national legislatures), she can actually get elected. It'd be nice to see third parties in the US having real ability to win votes, rather than being stuck in the first-past-the-post catch-22 of nobody being willing to vote for them because it'd be a waste of their vote. (And because parties that get 1-7% of the vote in the US get nothing, rather than a corresponding percent of the seats…)

Oh, and they have mostly public financing for political campaigns.

We're starting from avery... more »

While posting photos: me with +Julia Reda, the Pirate Party member of the European Parliament (by whose invitation I got to come here).

I'm rather jealous of their political system. Julia got 1.4% of the German election for European Parliament. In the US, that'd result in nothing. But because the EP uses proportional elections (… as do nearly all European countries' own national legislatures), she can actually get elected. It'd be nice to see third parties in the US having real ability to win votes, rather than being stuck in the first-past-the-post catch-22 of nobody being willing to vote for them because it'd be a waste of their vote. (And because parties that get 1-7% of the vote in the US get nothing, rather than a corresponding percent of the seats…)

Oh, and they have mostly public financing for political campaigns.

We're starting from a very different place… with ~1.5 parties (center-right and far-right, by European standards, w/ most people having no real choice during elections), 90% incumbent reelection, almost no public campaign financing, 60% of campaign financing coming from ~0.5% of the population (and >5% from just 200 people), gerrymandering, legalized campaign bribery with laundered money (it's 100% legal to launder 49% of donor money, then use it to buy both access and good will… "just not an actual vote", wink wink)… really rather depressing.

I guess +vint cerf calling my plan to replace all of that with a liquid democracy "bold" is rather an understatement. But I think it's worthwhile, achievable, inevitable, not already being done… and the only thing I've ever thought of as worth dedicating my life to.

I really hope I get to see it through.___

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2014-12-02 16:58:42 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

So, this just happened (that's +vint cerf). Should make for an interesting continuing conversation.

So, this just happened (that's +vint cerf). Should make for an interesting continuing conversation.___

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2014-11-27 14:04:50 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

/via +Alex Fink 

NEW! Remember when the state rationed democracy in case it ran out? More information here: http://scarfolk.blogspot.com/2014/11/democracy-rationing-public-information.html___/via +Alex Fink 

2014-11-25 06:25:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Wow, the hacker community is a small world sometimes. Result: I now have a couch in Brussels w/ someone whose interests are very similar, and I get to see another great person whom I haven't seen in a long time. \m/

Well, that's at least one less thing to worry about. Now to get back to packing for a month of travel…

Wow, the hacker community is a small world sometimes. Result: I now have a couch in Brussels w/ someone whose interests are very similar, and I get to see another great person whom I haven't seen in a long time. \m/

Well, that's at least one less thing to worry about. Now to get back to packing for a month of travel…___

2014-11-24 17:04:01 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

My Supreme Court cert petition re. the privacy of in forma pauperis affidavits is now online, together w/ straightforward summaries both for the general public and lawyers (+ all case docs & references): http://s.ai/ifp

We're looking for amici. Please feel free to forward to anyone you think may be interested.

My Supreme Court cert petition re. the privacy of in forma pauperis affidavits is now online, together w/ straightforward summaries both for the general public and lawyers (+ all case docs & references): http://s.ai/ifp

We're looking for amici. Please feel free to forward to anyone you think may be interested.___

2014-11-23 17:36:43 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Fluent ASL folk in the audience: How would you sign "neurological disability"?

My intuition is to use "PROBLEM THINK_n-initialized_doubletap", but not sure if there's a clearer / more standard way. (Fingerspelling probably won't be visible, unfortunately — it'll be in a little video inset — and it has to be succinct.)

Fluent ASL folk in the audience: How would you sign "neurological disability"?

My intuition is to use "PROBLEM THINK_n-initialized_doubletap", but not sure if there's a clearer / more standard way. (Fingerspelling probably won't be visible, unfortunately — it'll be in a little video inset — and it has to be succinct.)___

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2014-11-23 06:43:17 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Frozen yogurt of the day: cilantro, black pepper, lime zest, spices, & olive oil. One of the tastiest to date. :-)

Frozen yogurt of the day: cilantro, black pepper, lime zest, spices, & olive oil. One of the tastiest to date. :-)___

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2014-11-22 03:39:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Petition for certiorari in my IFP case has been submitted (may take a couple weeks to be docketed).  Will post PDF & update s.ai/ifp as soon as it's public.

Having this just makes me grin. Having had several of my suggestions on a draft version make it into the final cut does too. :-) Next step: getting amici!

Petition for certiorari in my IFP case has been submitted (may take a couple weeks to be docketed).  Will post PDF & update s.ai/ifp as soon as it's public.

Having this just makes me grin. Having had several of my suggestions on a draft version make it into the final cut does too. :-) Next step: getting amici!___

2014-11-21 04:09:27 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

The republic: "No taxation without representation."
The liquid democracy: "No representation without participation."
The first caused a revolution; the second will.

The republic: "No taxation without representation."
The liquid democracy: "No representation without participation."
The first caused a revolution; the second will.___

2014-11-20 03:49:46 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Dear +Google Translate: even I know that "Die Piratenpartei Doku deutsch1" does not mean "The Pirate Party documentary english1". Tsk.

Also arg, not knowing all the languages. I'm trying to look up some of Julia Reda's talks, but they're almost all in German (except a couple brief bits in English at some international events), and I can't understand them. :-/ 

Dear +Google Translate: even I know that "Die Piratenpartei Doku deutsch1" does not mean "The Pirate Party documentary english1". Tsk.

Also arg, not knowing all the languages. I'm trying to look up some of Julia Reda's talks, but they're almost all in German (except a couple brief bits in English at some international events), and I can't understand them. :-/ ___

2014-11-19 21:17:03 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

If any of you happen to be in Brussels Nov 26 - Dec 4, or London Dec 4-14 and interested in meeting up (or know someone who is) please let me know. Will be there for MEP Reda's Liquid Democracy meetup & the EU Hackathon. Should be fun.

(Couches in Brussels would also be very welcome.)

P.S. Oui, je parle français (aber ich spreche kein Deutsch, en ik spreek geen Nederlands :-/).

If any of you happen to be in Brussels Nov 26 - Dec 4, or London Dec 4-14 and interested in meeting up (or know someone who is) please let me know. Will be there for MEP Reda's Liquid Democracy meetup & the EU Hackathon. Should be fun.

(Couches in Brussels would also be very welcome.)

P.S. Oui, je parle français (aber ich spreche kein Deutsch, en ik spreek geen Nederlands :-/).___

2014-11-19 18:14:09 (25 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Exactly what it says: a British deaf couple got their baby's British Sign Language name on the birth certificate.

The video has full captions and voiceover for the BSL-impaired, with the exception of a couple slides that are unvoiced text only. For any blind readers, those are:

* first slide: "Deaf World: Britain's first baby to be registered with a sign name"
* father identified as "Tomato Lichy"
* mother identified as "Paula Garfield"
* about 2/3 through, slide: "It was accepted that under both Articles 8 and 14 of the Human Rights Act 1998 a sign name could be registered."
* female signer (linguistics expert?) identified as "Bencie Woll (DCAL)"
* baby's name as written: "UbOtDDstarL"
* certificate of birth shows "name and surname" field: "Hazel UbOtDDstarL Holly... more »

Exactly what it says: a British deaf couple got their baby's British Sign Language name on the birth certificate.

The video has full captions and voiceover for the BSL-impaired, with the exception of a couple slides that are unvoiced text only. For any blind readers, those are:

* first slide: "Deaf World: Britain's first baby to be registered with a sign name"
* father identified as "Tomato Lichy"
* mother identified as "Paula Garfield"
* about 2/3 through, slide: "It was accepted that under both Articles 8 and 14 of the Human Rights Act 1998 a sign name could be registered."
* female signer (linguistics expert?) identified as "Bencie Woll (DCAL)"
* baby's name as written: "UbOtDDstarL"
* certificate of birth shows "name and surname" field: "Hazel UbOtDDstarL Holly Eileen GARFIELD - LICHY"
* final slide (w/ logos): "!Remark MEDIA for British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust" & "BSLZONE.co.uk"___

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2014-11-19 01:40:41 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-18 21:21:21 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-14 23:57:54 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Time to send a care package to the TSA.

Time to send a care package to the TSA.___

2014-11-13 18:00:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Long-term effects of marijuana use on the brain

"Questions surrounding the effects of chronic marijuana use on brain structure continue to increase. To date, however, findings remain inconclusive. In this comprehensive study that aimed to characterize brain alterations associated with chronic marijuana use, we measured gray matter (GM) volume via structural MRI across the whole brain by using voxel-based morphology, synchrony among abnormal GM regions during resting state via functional connectivity MRI, and white matter integrity (i.e., structural connectivity) between the abnormal GM regions via diffusion tensor imaging in 48 marijuana users and 62 age- and sex-matched nonusing controls. The results showed that compared with controls, marijuana users had significantly less bilateral orbitofrontal gyri volume, higher functional connectivity in the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) network, and... more »

Long-term effects of marijuana use on the brain

"Questions surrounding the effects of chronic marijuana use on brain structure continue to increase. To date, however, findings remain inconclusive. In this comprehensive study that aimed to characterize brain alterations associated with chronic marijuana use, we measured gray matter (GM) volume via structural MRI across the whole brain by using voxel-based morphology, synchrony among abnormal GM regions during resting state via functional connectivity MRI, and white matter integrity (i.e., structural connectivity) between the abnormal GM regions via diffusion tensor imaging in 48 marijuana users and 62 age- and sex-matched nonusing controls. The results showed that compared with controls, marijuana users had significantly less bilateral orbitofrontal gyri volume, higher functional connectivity in the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) network, and higher structural connectivity in tracts that innervate the OFC (forceps minor) as measured by fractional anisotropy (FA). Increased OFC functional connectivity in marijuana users was associated with earlier age of onset. Lastly, a quadratic trend was observed suggesting that the FA of the forceps minor tract initially increased following regular marijuana use but decreased with protracted regular use. This pattern may indicate differential effects of initial and chronic marijuana use that may reflect complex neuroadaptive processes in response to marijuana use. Despite the observed age of onset effects, longitudinal studies are needed to determine causality of these effects."

Direct link to full PDF w/ supplement:
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/11/05/1415297111.full.pdf?with-ds=yes___

2014-11-13 17:59:38 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Long-term effects of marijuana use on the brain

"Questions surrounding the effects of chronic marijuana use on brain structure continue to increase. To date, however, findings remain inconclusive. In this comprehensive study that aimed to characterize brain alterations associated with chronic marijuana use, we measured gray matter (GM) volume via structural MRI across the whole brain by using voxel-based morphology, synchrony among abnormal GM regions during resting state via functional connectivity MRI, and white matter integrity (i.e., structural connectivity) between the abnormal GM regions via diffusion tensor imaging in 48 marijuana users and 62 age- and sex-matched nonusing controls. The results showed that compared with controls, marijuana users had significantly less bilateral orbitofrontal gyri volume, higher functional connectivity in the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) network, and... more »

Long-term effects of marijuana use on the brain

"Questions surrounding the effects of chronic marijuana use on brain structure continue to increase. To date, however, findings remain inconclusive. In this comprehensive study that aimed to characterize brain alterations associated with chronic marijuana use, we measured gray matter (GM) volume via structural MRI across the whole brain by using voxel-based morphology, synchrony among abnormal GM regions during resting state via functional connectivity MRI, and white matter integrity (i.e., structural connectivity) between the abnormal GM regions via diffusion tensor imaging in 48 marijuana users and 62 age- and sex-matched nonusing controls. The results showed that compared with controls, marijuana users had significantly less bilateral orbitofrontal gyri volume, higher functional connectivity in the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) network, and higher structural connectivity in tracts that innervate the OFC (forceps minor) as measured by fractional anisotropy (FA). Increased OFC functional connectivity in marijuana users was associated with earlier age of onset. Lastly, a quadratic trend was observed suggesting that the FA of the forceps minor tract initially increased following regular marijuana use but decreased with protracted regular use. This pattern may indicate differential effects of initial and chronic marijuana use that may reflect complex neuroadaptive processes in response to marijuana use. Despite the observed age of onset effects, longitudinal studies are needed to determine causality of these effects."

Direct link to full PDF w/ supplement:
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/11/05/1415297111.full.pdf?with-ds=yes___

2014-11-11 03:50:18 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I've been looking into getting a service dog; it's been recommended to me by my neurologists before, though finding organizations that train dogs for seizure alert / PTSD type skills (neither of which is quite my need, but a similar skillset applies) is hard. Found one organization that does it — ecad1.org — but it's a multi-stage application and a couple years before placement even if approved.

… plus ~$25k total cost (which insurance won't cover and I can't even vaguely afford). :-/

Would any of y'all who've dealt with service dogs happen to know how typical this is and how people normally deal with it?

I've been looking into getting a service dog; it's been recommended to me by my neurologists before, though finding organizations that train dogs for seizure alert / PTSD type skills (neither of which is quite my need, but a similar skillset applies) is hard. Found one organization that does it — ecad1.org — but it's a multi-stage application and a couple years before placement even if approved.

… plus ~$25k total cost (which insurance won't cover and I can't even vaguely afford). :-/

Would any of y'all who've dealt with service dogs happen to know how typical this is and how people normally deal with it?___

2014-11-10 09:27:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Finally got the BOS clip edited down to about 8 minutes (vs 49). Will probably need to fiddle with the speed ramps for it to not be too jerky when moving between 1x and 20-100x speed and trim a bit more time, but getting close to something usable. There's probably 5 solid minutes at least of just the most infuriating parts that I figure should be left in at 1x (e.g. the 2 minutes where one of them rips my paper out of my hands as I'm writing, then they deny me access to my paper 9+ times, in direct retaliation for me protesting their illegal search by quoting the controlling case law).

Still need to edit down my script for intro/outro & record that (+ an extra parallel intro just in ASL). So much fucked up to contextualize, show, explain, etc; so little time. :-/

And still, every time I look at this fucking video or think about how TSA HQ has been covering it up for the... more »

Finally got the BOS clip edited down to about 8 minutes (vs 49). Will probably need to fiddle with the speed ramps for it to not be too jerky when moving between 1x and 20-100x speed and trim a bit more time, but getting close to something usable. There's probably 5 solid minutes at least of just the most infuriating parts that I figure should be left in at 1x (e.g. the 2 minutes where one of them rips my paper out of my hands as I'm writing, then they deny me access to my paper 9+ times, in direct retaliation for me protesting their illegal search by quoting the controlling case law).

Still need to edit down my script for intro/outro & record that (+ an extra parallel intro just in ASL). So much fucked up to contextualize, show, explain, etc; so little time. :-/

And still, every time I look at this fucking video or think about how TSA HQ has been covering it up for the last two years, I feel seething rage. I'm really not used to this whole "anger" thing.

They'll probably drag it out another couple years at least, try to pull the bullshit technicalities they did with Corbett, etc. Eventually, though, I will win. Somehow I don't think the courts, even as deferential they are to the TSA, will be at all amused by this.___

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2014-11-10 02:19:32 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Republished w/ permission from +RightThisMinute: RighThisMinute 2013-04-08 TSA Accused of Violating Disabled Travelers' Rights & RighThisMinute 2013-04-09 UPDATE: TSA Accused of Violating Disabled Travelers' Rights from last year.

There'll be more to add to that playlist soon. TSA's claim (over a year ago) that they "reached out" to me and would "respond directly to [my] concerns"… well, I wish it were even funny. In reality, they've directly refused to actually provide me with a response. But only for now… :-)

Republished w/ permission from +RightThisMinute: RighThisMinute 2013-04-08 TSA Accused of Violating Disabled Travelers' Rights & RighThisMinute 2013-04-09 UPDATE: TSA Accused of Violating Disabled Travelers' Rights from last year.

There'll be more to add to that playlist soon. TSA's claim (over a year ago) that they "reached out" to me and would "respond directly to [my] concerns"… well, I wish it were even funny. In reality, they've directly refused to actually provide me with a response. But only for now… :-)___

2014-11-07 20:00:21 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

It's been 21 months since the TSA received my complaints about what happened to me at BOS (s.ai/tsa#bos) & SFO (s.ai/tsa#sfo). The law requires that they respond within 6 months.

They've stonewalled me for over a year past their legally mandated response time, refused my offers to settle out of court, ignored my reminders to respond in a timely manner, and stonewalled me for a year even in court when I filed a Freedom of Information Act / Privacy Act lawsuit. 

So… I've been forced to file a lawsuit under the Rehabilitation Act, Bivens, etc., against the DHS, TSA, and specific individuals involved / responsible. It's just been filed.

I'll update s.ai/tsa/legal with information about the case shortly.

I'll be posting the video of the events at BOS, with further explanation, in the near future. It's fairly outrageous, and fullysu... more »

It's been 21 months since the TSA received my complaints about what happened to me at BOS (s.ai/tsa#bos) & SFO (s.ai/tsa#sfo). The law requires that they respond within 6 months.

They've stonewalled me for over a year past their legally mandated response time, refused my offers to settle out of court, ignored my reminders to respond in a timely manner, and stonewalled me for a year even in court when I filed a Freedom of Information Act / Privacy Act lawsuit. 

So… I've been forced to file a lawsuit under the Rehabilitation Act, Bivens, etc., against the DHS, TSA, and specific individuals involved / responsible. It's just been filed.

I'll update s.ai/tsa/legal with information about the case shortly.

I'll be posting the video of the events at BOS, with further explanation, in the near future. It's fairly outrageous, and fully substantiates the allegations I made @ s.ai/tsa/bos/complaint. Actually, it clearly shows that the actual events were worse than I described.

FWIW: the costs of filing this — ~$500 — are pretty hard on me financially. If you can help, donations would be much appreciated: PayPal s.ai/pp; Bitcoin s.ai/btc. Any in any case, please share.


Complaint:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pbPW7chiU14A9KsUf1t-QkdT2_q7ZD_t_Z1EoYds7Gg/

Sworn affidavit:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oSQ0hHneyOpPP2p8wIPpVDOqyTJ0wdgGt7hwXWQ5CMM/___

2014-11-06 11:39:57 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

"A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives." 9 Writings of James Madison 103 (G. Hunt ed. 1910)

"A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives." 9 Writings of James Madison 103 (G. Hunt ed. 1910)___

2014-11-06 09:45:58 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Try to guess what this case was about. Hint: you're probably right.

United States of America, Plaintiff,
v.
Cesar Gonzales aka Cougar; Hector Gabriel Lopez aka Shaggy; Uriel Martinez aka Duke; Cesar Juarez aka Pelon; Gustavo Azcuenaga aka Mono; Luis Delcid aka Stranger; Ernest Guevara aka Yogi; Russell Barboa aka Chino; John Acosta aka Lefty; Byron Zamora aka Trigger; Oscar Villa aka Wino; Richard Acosta aka Shorty; Roger Preciado aka Cartoon; Jaime Villa aka Psycho; Marcos Mazzini aka Lucky; Vincent Najar aka Stalker; Jason Delatorre aka J Bone; Charles Taylor aka Yogie; Uriel Bustamonte aka Caps; Michael Mora aka M & M; David Gallardo aka Cyclone; Neal Polus aka Troy Thompson aka Evil; Frank Lara, aka Spooky, Defendants

Try to guess what this case was about. Hint: you're probably right.

United States of America, Plaintiff,
v.
Cesar Gonzales aka Cougar; Hector Gabriel Lopez aka Shaggy; Uriel Martinez aka Duke; Cesar Juarez aka Pelon; Gustavo Azcuenaga aka Mono; Luis Delcid aka Stranger; Ernest Guevara aka Yogi; Russell Barboa aka Chino; John Acosta aka Lefty; Byron Zamora aka Trigger; Oscar Villa aka Wino; Richard Acosta aka Shorty; Roger Preciado aka Cartoon; Jaime Villa aka Psycho; Marcos Mazzini aka Lucky; Vincent Najar aka Stalker; Jason Delatorre aka J Bone; Charles Taylor aka Yogie; Uriel Bustamonte aka Caps; Michael Mora aka M & M; David Gallardo aka Cyclone; Neal Polus aka Troy Thompson aka Evil; Frank Lara, aka Spooky, Defendants___

2014-11-06 00:17:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Just read my lawyers' draft certiorari petition for my IFP affidavit privacy case (s.ai/ifp). Can't discuss it yet — it'll get filed by Nov 20, at which point you'll be able to read for yourself — but it's pretty good. Statistical chances of getting cert should actually be reasonably good — even more likely than not, if we manage to pick up amici. We'll see soon. :-)

Just read my lawyers' draft certiorari petition for my IFP affidavit privacy case (s.ai/ifp). Can't discuss it yet — it'll get filed by Nov 20, at which point you'll be able to read for yourself — but it's pretty good. Statistical chances of getting cert should actually be reasonably good — even more likely than not, if we manage to pick up amici. We'll see soon. :-)___

2014-11-05 07:21:40 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

This is a rather funnily written opinion. Also, Canadian judges seem to have a very different style of opinion writing than Americans. h/t to Lowering the Bar for the document.

This is a rather funnily written opinion. Also, Canadian judges seem to have a very different style of opinion writing than Americans. h/t to Lowering the Bar for the document.___

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2014-11-04 04:07:02 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Ice cream of the day: tart homemade plum jam (from my mother), finely grated ginger, malt, olive oil, and ume plum vinegar. Pretty damn good. :-)

Other recents: cardamom & cayenne pepper; peanut butter ice cream w/ banana bits. Both also good.

(The cardamom/cayenne one in particular; it had a very smooth mouthfeel/taste with a strong but delayed bite to it. One person who tried it had the most delightfully almost-pained facial expressions… and then had seconds. ^^)

Ice cream of the day: tart homemade plum jam (from my mother), finely grated ginger, malt, olive oil, and ume plum vinegar. Pretty damn good. :-)

Other recents: cardamom & cayenne pepper; peanut butter ice cream w/ banana bits. Both also good.

(The cardamom/cayenne one in particular; it had a very smooth mouthfeel/taste with a strong but delayed bite to it. One person who tried it had the most delightfully almost-pained facial expressions… and then had seconds. ^^)___

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2014-11-01 08:59:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-01 08:32:25 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Finally finished redacting, parsing out*, and tagging the 125 emails or so that I've gotten about how my complaint's been handled so far. They're very clearly omitting a lot (which I'll continue to pursue), but from what I can see, basically everyone in TSA HQ knows my case very, very well — and in particular the BOS case. Turns out one can glean a lot from chance references, inconsistent redactions, and knowing some of the context.

What I have so far is enough to prove that at minimum TSA's civil liberty complaints handling was severely incompetent and had complete disregard for its legal obligation to respond in 6 months … and there's some stuff to indicate that it may have been a deliberate cover-up, or even felony obstruction of federal investigation by some TSA personnel. (There's one email in particular that's a bit of a smoking gun.)

Can'tput... more »

Finally finished redacting, parsing out*, and tagging the 125 emails or so that I've gotten about how my complaint's been handled so far. They're very clearly omitting a lot (which I'll continue to pursue), but from what I can see, basically everyone in TSA HQ knows my case very, very well — and in particular the BOS case. Turns out one can glean a lot from chance references, inconsistent redactions, and knowing some of the context.

What I have so far is enough to prove that at minimum TSA's civil liberty complaints handling was severely incompetent and had complete disregard for its legal obligation to respond in 6 months … and there's some stuff to indicate that it may have been a deliberate cover-up, or even felony obstruction of federal investigation by some TSA personnel. (There's one email in particular that's a bit of a smoking gun.)

Can't put it up right now — there's another thing that needs to go through first — but will be posting the docs & extracts soon. But even with only a partial picture, it's gotten pretty interesting.

* The emails were all intermingled in a concatenated PDF document (composed of rasterized images, ugh), so I had to pull it apart and juggle to reconstruct the timeline. That was a giant unnecessary pain in the ass. Deliberate? Incompetent? I don't know, but it doesn't help me be less pissed off. ><

Sooner or later, the TSA will learn that the only way out of this is to cooperate. The more they stonewall, the more I'll escalate, until it's fixed. I really would prefer not to have to do that — it's a huge pain, and litigation is messy — but they've pretty much forced me. I wonder if they'll keep doing the coverup thing after there are felony charges involved. I really hope not.___

2014-10-31 02:07:24 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Going through the 800+ pages of docs now to check for interesting bits and scrub for my privacy. Interesting quote from a response to someone else's complaint: "… the contact lens referred to is a product called "ClearCare" which contains hydrogen peroxide. This can be used together with other ingredients as an explosive material."

Evidently they think someone's going to manufacture acetone peroxide on a plane. O.o

ETA: From a different complaint: "However there has been an ongoing debate about this particular type of contact lens solution. Some airports allow and some don't."

ORLY?

ETA2, yet another complaint: "Contact lens solutions are considered over-the-counter medications and are allowed in carry-on bags."

… in other words, they have a deliberate and inconsistent policy of violatingthei... more »

Going through the 800+ pages of docs now to check for interesting bits and scrub for my privacy. Interesting quote from a response to someone else's complaint: "… the contact lens referred to is a product called "ClearCare" which contains hydrogen peroxide. This can be used together with other ingredients as an explosive material."

Evidently they think someone's going to manufacture acetone peroxide on a plane. O.o

ETA: From a different complaint: "However there has been an ongoing debate about this particular type of contact lens solution. Some airports allow and some don't."

ORLY?

ETA2, yet another complaint: "Contact lens solutions are considered over-the-counter medications and are allowed in carry-on bags."

… in other words, they have a deliberate and inconsistent policy of violating their own medical liquids policy. How. Interesting.___

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2014-10-30 20:24:35 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

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2014-10-29 04:20:15 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

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2014-10-29 00:23:00 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

An interesting talk by Duke law & philosophy Prof. Farahany on the neuroscience of legal mens rea (culpability based on the willfulness of one's actions). See http://lawcomic.net/guide/?p=173 for a good intro to the legal categories of mens rea.

An interesting talk by Duke law & philosophy Prof. Farahany on the neuroscience of legal mens rea (culpability based on the willfulness of one's actions). See http://lawcomic.net/guide/?p=173 for a good intro to the legal categories of mens rea.___

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2014-10-28 18:58:08 (42 comments, 5 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

If you don't think street harassment exists... well, perhaps this might change your mind.

If you don't think street harassment exists... well, perhaps this might change your mind.___

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2014-10-28 18:07:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

MEP Julia Reda is hosting a meetup on liquid democracy at Brussels (Nov. 29 - Dec 1), and I've been invited to attend. There's also a subsequent hackathon (Dec 2-3) where I'll be working on MYL.

If you'll be in the area or attending either event, please let me know. Looks like it'll be a very enjoyable and productive. :-)  - +Sai 

MEP Julia Reda is hosting a meetup on liquid democracy at Brussels (Nov. 29 - Dec 1), and I've been invited to attend. There's also a subsequent hackathon (Dec 2-3) where I'll be working on MYL.

If you'll be in the area or attending either event, please let me know. Looks like it'll be a very enjoyable and productive. :-)  - +Sai ___

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