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Nick Warner645Follow these awesome friends!2014-08-07 16:03:15500307
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
Greg Strandberg942Sci-Fi and Fantasy Readers CircleWant to connect with #fantasyauthor  and #scifiauthor  ?This #circleshare  has those folks and chances are you'll get some interesting things in your feed. #circlesharing   #googleshare   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #fantasywriters   #sciencefictionfantasy   #scifi  2014-07-10 23:13:52173000
hoang thao0We are funny circle :))2014-06-04 02:38:49171102
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
John Nuntiatio36,773#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle #football #tennis #golf #photography #health #weightloss  2014-05-19 21:53:11494136
Jack C Crawford86,096Another cool circle.2014-03-22 17:03:555000517
Jane Ellen43,979I call this one my Big Ball-0-Fun.  I started with Dede's Fundies, thank you +Dede Craig King and added smaller circles I had made, along with a science circle from +Ray Sanders ,  and some small circles from +Lynette Young and +Carter Gibson and I don't even know who else.  So I haven't organized circles in two years.  You wanna make sumpin' of it? #sharedcircles   #circleshare  #newbies 2013-09-06 17:42:0642925630
Backup of Serendipity Diamonds0Great #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircles well worth adding and sharing.2013-09-05 14:25:03172112
Alex Grossman56,667G+ Engagers CircleIt's been a while since I shared a circle, so here's a small circle of people I recommend following. They are great to engage with, full of energy and opinions and fun, with very little anger, disrespect, or poor manners. Hope you enjoy all of them as much as I do. They certainly make my time in G+ lots of fun. :)2013-08-22 03:31:187510711
Meirav M.7,705Meirav's 42some people have been sharing circles of 100, but me, I like smaller numbers. and seriously, as someone who has under 200 people circled in total, picking 100 would be way over the top. so I went for the obvious number of 42 :)These are not my top favourite 42 or my most relevant according to some algorithm or anything of the sort. And I will not tell you that they are the most wonderful people on earth, the creme de la creme of plusland, the greatest engagers or influencers or whatever managementspeak term is the word du jour. I'll be honest with you, as I tend to be when I'm not making up stories about penguins and stuff, and tell you the truth:These are all people I have had in my circles for a while and I like having them in my circles. They've grown on me. They've become part of my pluslife. I can't know if you'll also enjoy having them in your circles, because I'm not you and you're not me, we have different interests and different preferences and just as you might prefer a different ice cream flavour (I'm a Ben & Jerry's cookie dough gal) you are likely to find different people interesting or fun - but here's a circle of 42 people for you to try out if you would like to, and if you find that some of them are not quite your scene then you can always uncircle them. There's no "till death us do part" in plusland :)and no, you absolutely don't have to add them. It's just in case you are looking for more people to populate your stream.You are, in any case, welcome to cookies from the penguin's self-replenishing jar. We will always have cookies. #SharedCircles  2013-08-10 00:32:3242615
Laura Tomaja895Let's try this again:  This is my circle of those with whom I interact the most.  Not including photographers. :)2013-07-22 22:12:43154905
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 15:19:0049018412
steph wanamaker82,635#followfriday  here is my awesome men who comment circle  freshly curated2013-07-19 16:10:4715463660
Jack C Crawford67,189So you all might remember the Angels circle, right?This one has 440 cool guys (caveat emptor ... my preferences may differ from yours ... I like all of these gentlemen).So here's to the men!G+{I added myself just because ...}2013-07-10 20:10:59441913783
Laura Tomaja769The 100 people who most often influence my stream.  (excluding photographers, that's the next post)2013-07-05 19:01:29100001
steph wanamaker76,900#circlesharesunday here is my #awesomemenwhocomment circle2013-05-19 15:19:3616272259
Jack C Crawford63,736Here's another truly awesome circle of additional Google plus folks who will enrich you personally.2013-05-18 00:35:523268320
Dede King0Star Stuff Circle"We are all connected: To each other, biologically; To the earth, chemically; To the rest of the Universe, atomically."  - Neil Degrasse Tyson...And through G+, algorithmically. Thanks for the relevance. If you're new to G+, this is a pretty good circle if you want to liven up your stream or you're in the mood to pop a blood vessel or two. IJS. Have a happy Friday. #sharedcircles   #publicsharedcircles   2013-05-17 14:34:4948121641208
steph wanamaker75,727#followfriday this is my newly curated  awesome men who comment circle2013-05-10 15:06:3215749454
steph wanamaker74,636#followfriday this is my awesome men who comment circle  shoutouts to birthday boys  +Ayoub Khote and +Fergus Martin 2013-05-03 15:26:2115149046
Dede King0The Fundie CircleIt's round. I've hand picked the ones I interact with not because they're relevant to me or because of what they post, but because I could pick them out of a line-up, state their name and at least one fact about them and they're generally wonderful people to know. The top 10 I'd probably bail out of jail and take a bullet for, but that's neither here nor there. One thing none of them can be accused of, is being soporific. As a disclaimer: Circle with caution or stalk quietly as the circle is filled with every type of G+ user that might not appeal to all tastes including:1. Photo fundies2. Meme fundies3. Gif fundies4. News link reshare fundies5. Art fundies6. Science fundies7. Music fundies8. Narcissistic fundies9. Selfie shot fundies10. Food fundies11. Passive-aggressive one liner vague posting fundies12. Contrarian fundies (not trolls, just opinionated)13. Long form post fundies14. Leg humper fundies15. Lastly, the G+ fundies (they know everything about G+ and will tell you how to Internet)16. High Voltage Noms (+A.V. Flox)17. Low Voltage Noms (+Jake Kern)18. Cat fundies (+Bobbi Jo Woods)19. Sine Wave Noms (+fan tai)It's not really a circle meant to be shared, just my way of saying hey to all of you that make this place worth while <3 No hard feelings if I forgot anyone, it happens. Have a wonderful day.2013-04-17 15:28:3834742831130
steph „gingerninja“ wanamaker70,048here is my awesome men who comment circle2013-03-22 15:03:3013575345
Matthew Shuey1,381Socially Influential Google+ UsersThis is a hand picked circle of highly influential Google+ Users.To be added tho this or other circles do the following.1. Share this circle publicly2. Make sure your profile description is complete and country are visible in your profile3. Leave a comment4. Have a wonderful experience! #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-03-18 22:46:5842726913
Matthew Shuey1,289Socially Engaged Google+ Users Updated 3-15-13Shared public circle of socially engaging and socially influential Google+ users.Feel free to add and share. To be added to this or other circles please do the following.1. Share this circle2. Confirm your share by leaving a comment on this postThis is a hand picked circle. #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles Enjoy!2013-03-15 20:29:3641813515
Matthew Shuey880Socially Engaged Google+ Users UpdatedThis circle contains socially influential and socially engaging  Google+ users.2013-03-08 04:24:2537411310
Matthew Shuey734Socially Engaged Google+ Users #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday  2013-03-03 16:20:563541368
Martijn van der Meulen5,976A few people have asked me about my Chrome OS circle, so here you go. The best Google+'ers you can find here that know about all things Chrome OS, Chromium OS, Chromebooks and Chromeboxes.Shout if you want to be included or if you recommend someone.2013-03-03 14:16:5024231224
Jesse Moreno411My first circle share.  I'm mainly doing this for +Deb J Canales who I can see is becoming more active on +Google+ .  Good on ya, friend!This is a circle of people and groups who share my passion for all things technology.  If you're not in it and feel you should be, go ahead and comment here and I will gladly add you.Happy interacting!2013-02-03 07:47:52472628
steph „gingerninja“ wanamaker64,813#sharedcircles    this is my awesome men who comment circle2013-01-10 20:14:3011931141
Marc Jansen29,662A circle of the people, by the people, and for the people (of my circles)Earlier today, I asked people to pick a number from 1-300 with the intent of coming back later and putting together a shared-circle that represented that input.After consolidating the data, I was left with 91 unique responses.  (Yes, I counted each and every number given to me, rounding where needed and substituting 1 for i, as it was as close as I could get.)I then selected the top 300+ people from my circles based up on relevance, and then removed those whom I know dislike being part of shared circles and a few folks who've apparently gone MIA, back-filling as need to get me back to 300, and then started matching names according to Google's relevance ranking with the 91 numbers you folks provided to me.So, I now present to you:  _a random selection of 91 of the top-300 people in my circles, chosen by you, the people IN my circles._This circle is made up of people and pages from all walks of life, and all corners of the globe, but they all have one thing on common - I found them interesting enough to circle, and they tend to be folks that I interact with on a fairly regular basis.(If you don't see your name here, do not blame me, by the way, I was completely impartial throughout this entire selection process.)2012-12-04 21:06:379230217
Andrey Mashnich34,403Here is my top engager's circle ! #followfriday #Circles #Public #PublicCircle #CircleShare #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle #QSC #querosercirculado   #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare   #addmetoyourcircles #awesomeness   #awesomepeople #awesomecircle   #awesome   #awesomesauce #awesomeness #awesomepeople #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles #awesomesauce #круг #SecretSanta   #círculo   #サークル   #cercle   #دائرة   #HappyBirthdayKim #Christmas2012 #FirstWorldProblems Apple #TheHobbit2012-11-28 20:40:424995315
Alex Grossman27,422Last time I shared a relevancy circle was back in July. From then until now (October 19), it's only changed by 7 people, and most but not all of that was near the end of the list. So, it's remarkably consistent.These 99 users are on top of my relevance list (plus me since I'm relevant to myself, so a total of 100). I excluded Pages that were in there so as to only have people.Most of these folks are engaging with me through posts or comments (though some are clearly more by e-mail, such as a family member) and the Circle is definitely more accurate now than last time. Does the algorithm get better over time due to more data? I still suspect that as you go down you end up with a number of close calls in which the algorithm can go either way. If anybody has more details on the relevancy algorithm, I'd still be curious and interested to learn more about it.Anyway, these people are relevant to me and truly help me enjoy my time sharing, talking, discussing, and hanging out on G+. So, thank you to all of you :)TGIF and have a great start to the weekend!P.S. - Typical inconsistent G+ - I could share the Movie Lovers Circle earlier today with about 130 people being notified. However, by mid-morning I couldn't notify the 99 people in this Circle. Now, I can again. But it appears that instead of setting a limit on the number of people in a circle, maybe they've set a limit on the number of people you could notify in a set period of time? Very strange. If anybody has any clue as to why this is, please let me know.2012-10-20 03:24:2710023124
steph „gingerninja“ wanamaker54,868#sharedcircles   this is my awesome men who comment circle!  it changes a little every month2012-10-19 14:31:219453544
Alex Grossman27,364It's TGIF so hope you have a great day. Here's a Circle I thought I'd share today for Follow Friday - Movie Lovers Circle. This Circle is by request only and filled with people who love to talk about movies, all kinds, all genres, languages, you name it - the point is to have fun and share. If you're interested in joining in to the discussions, engaging with others, sharing and exchanging comments, please let me know and I can try and add you to this Circle (notification limits permitting). If you're a member of this circle, you agree to participate in a respectful manner. Due to the changing and, at times uncertain, notification restrictions Google has in terms of number of people you can notify with a post I've split this up into two Circle. The overflow from this Circle can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/102001774674190160714/posts/Ad9LJFo9PLrFYI - you can find today's movie thread at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/102001774674190160714/posts/RDDzuGdsvLX #followfriday   #followfridaycircle   #movies   #film  2012-10-19 14:01:4110111219
Bobbie Today17,533Oh, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart shared a circle with youBut, you might belong in my Monty Pythonian Circle, which will be my first Circle Share, EVER:IF you say, "OH GREAT" every time you approach a bridge to cross, have a penguin on your telly, have a Silly Walk, know the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow, or shout Dinsdale at the sight of hedgehogs.  Plus one or comment below, if you're a Monty Pythonian and want to be included in my first circle share. I've taken the liberty of adding a starter batch.Ni!2012-10-10 04:37:571449441
martin shervington14,757James Bond circle!Are you batty for Bond, get mesmerised by 'M' or simply revel in the quintessential Englishness of Q? To celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Bond I have curated this circle from a selection of people who like #JamesBond  and  #007riday .We could go for favourite gadgets in one, most thrilling chases in another and maybe even have one dedicated to celebration of Pussy Galore?!Honour Blackman would be delighted.Perfect for the release of #SkyFall  as well :D #sharedcircles   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles  2012-10-05 07:39:391124831
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
Alex Grossman26,002It's TGIF so hope you have a great day. Here's a Circle I thought I'd share today for Follow Friday - Movie Lovers Circle. This Circle is by request only and filled with people who love to talk about movies, all kinds, all genres, languages, you name it - the point is to have fun and share. If you're interested in joining in to the discussions, engaging with others, sharing and exchanging comments, please let me know and I can try and add you to this Circle (notification limits permitting). If you're a member of this circle, you agree to participate in a respectful manner.FYI - you can find today's movie thread at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/102001774674190160714/posts/4Mfu1vAyyzg #followfriday   #followfridaycircle   #movies  2012-09-07 20:52:151001449
Jeremy Morgan2,353Hi Friends, it's time for my #sharedcircleoftheday   Check out this the mother of all   #sharedcircles  for .Net programming! This is my .NET dev circle, add yourself to it!! This is a huge circle of Microsoft .Net programmers,they post news, tips, tutorials and other great .Net information. Add this circle!This is a quality circle that I know could have more folks added to it , so please1) Save this circle.2) Add some of your favorite G+Sharers,3) If you'd like to include yourself, check the box at the very bottom of the Share circle dialog box 'Include yourself in shared circle',4) Share with the world.If you want to be added, share it for the quickest results!Here's a giant pile of tags so more people find us! #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircleslist   #sharedcircletips #dotnet #programming #webinar #development  #developers   #microsoft   #microsoftdotnetframework   #microsoftdev   #dotnet45   #coding   #hpc   #multicore   #multithreading   #asynchronous    #asynchronousprogramming   #windows   #windows8   #windows7   #visualstudio2012   #visualstudio #programming   #programmer   #softwaredevelopment   #softwaretesting   #development   #developers   #computerscience   #datamodeling   #objectori2012-09-07 16:49:46464004
Jeremy Morgan2,266Check out this the mother of all  #sharedcircles  for .Net programming! This is a huge circle of Microsoft .Net programmers, add them! They post news, tips, tutorials and other great .Net information. Add this circle!If you would like to be added, please leave a comment and anyone who shares this circle on their profile will automatically be added to it!#circlesharing  #circleshare   #circles   #circle   #sharedcircles   #circlesunday   #circleshared   #circlesharemonday   #circlesharetuesday   #circlesharewednesday   #circlesharethursday   #circlesharefriday   #circlesharesaturday   #microsoft   #microsoftsurface   #microsofttablet   #programming   #programmer   #programminglanguage   #development   #developer   #developertools   #dotnet   #dotnetnuke   #dotnetframework   #dotnetdev   #dotnetdevelopment   #asp   #visualstudio2012   #visualstudio   #visualstudio2010   #geek   #developer   #development   #windows8  2012-09-02 03:15:07464121
Martijn van der Meulen4,540I'm sharing my latest curated Chromies circle! This circle consists of some great Chromebook & Chromebox users.I know quite a few of my followers are very passionate about their Chrome OS devices and it's great to share some insights so feel free to add this circle. If you ever need help or advice then you're always welcome to ask!2012-08-30 19:48:23213605
steph „gingerninja“ wanamaker49,402#followfriday    here is my awesome men who comment  circle 2012-08-10 15:03:516358628
Michael Reynolds280If you are new to Google+ and want to get started with some great people, here they are.  This was my first circle, and I love these people.  I call this my +Amanda Blain Circle.  She shared this circle when I first joined Google+ and my circles have grown since.  2012-08-07 11:53:39249546
Kurt Smith530Quality Circle ShareHere's a quality group of Plussers to circle. There are some active posters in here and many whom will circle you back. #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  2012-08-07 00:19:0778305
Michael B.1,704thank you for sharing +stephanie wanamaker . I just assume you don't mind if I share it, too :2012-08-01 22:10:0310251110
Allie Ogden1,701I don't always share circles, but when I do, it's because I'm so excited by these people. I added these two shared circles by +stephanie wanamaker a couple weeks ago (they were originally split into male and female circles). These people always have great content and great things to add to conversations. I'm really happy I added this circle, and I want to say thanks to Stephanie for putting so much work into this and even using paper and pencil to make it.2012-07-30 15:54:1712918315
Alex Grossman24,371My Top 99 circle - is Relevancy Accurate?These are the 99 users who are on top of my relevance list (plus me since I'm relevant to myself). I excluded Pages that were in there so as to only have people.Most of these folks are engaging with me through posts or comments (though some are clearly more by e-mail, such as a family member) and the Circle is surprisingly accurate until the last bit of it when some names appeared and others were left off. I suspect that as you go down you end up with a number of close calls in which the algorithm can go either way. If anybody has more details on the relevancy algorithm, I'd be curious to continue the discussions I've seen on other similar threads this week.Want to create your own? (instructions borrowed/stolen from +Max Huijgen )► Click circles on the tab on the right► Make sure relevance is selected (default)► Select the top 99 users. (Drag a box around them)► Drag the whole group to "drop here to create new circle"► The new circle will open up. Make sure its 99 and adjust it if needed► Share it and use the hashtag #top99  and #sharedcircles   #top99   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  +Shared Circles on G+ +CircleCount If you got notified you are one of the 99.2012-07-26 17:22:4510040731
steph wanamaker48,009#Top99   here is my Google Relevance circle!2012-07-24 19:18:3610049350
Alex Grossman24,072It's TGIF so hope you have a great day. Here's a Circle I thought I'd share today for Follow Friday - Movie Lovers Circle. This Circle is by request only and filled with people who love to talk about movies, all kinds, all genres, languages, you name it - the point is to have fun and share. If you're interested in joining in to the discussions, engaging with others, sharing and exchanging comments, please let me know and I can try and add you to this Circle once I whittle it down a bit (it's at the limit for notifications currently). If you're a member of this circle, you agree to participate in a respectful manner.FYI - you can find today's movie thread at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/102001774674190160714/posts/Yab31kVxMux #followfriday   #followfridaycircle   #movies  2012-07-20 15:39:381017312

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2014-06-30 14:27:03 (53 comments, 4 reshares, 13 +1s) 

#scotus   #burnthewitch  
Well, the Roberts court has finally managed to overturn 2 centuries of progress in jurisprudence by deciding that someone's religious beliefs have the authority to overturn the law of the land. This sets a precedent that can be used to support, literally, anything.  A dark day for America, my friends.  A dark, dark day indeed.

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2014-08-23 03:58:02 (1 comments, 33 reshares, 7 +1s) 

Via reddit, Don Kenn's monstrous drawings on post-its. +Kee Hinckley right up shireen's alley I'd think. 

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2014-07-09 17:36:34 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 27 +1s) 

Sorry.... Couldn't help it. Apologies to everyone that this may offend... not.

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2014-09-19 19:05:02 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

#science   #evolution   #prebiotic  
Part 1 of a lecture series by Harvard and HHMI investigator Jack Szostak on the more recent work in prebiotic chemistry and the chemical processes leading to the earliest protocells.

#science   #evolution   #prebiotic  
Part 1 of a lecture series by Harvard and HHMI investigator Jack Szostak on the more recent work in prebiotic chemistry and the chemical processes leading to the earliest protocells.___

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2014-09-18 23:35:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s) 

H/t +G. Hussain Chinoy

Code commenting styles...___H/t +G. Hussain Chinoy

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2014-09-17 14:00:01 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

There are moon letters here!

___There are moon letters here!

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2014-09-16 18:20:57 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

Acting in the way that you almost certainly want to act in response to the information in this article is probably illegal wherever you are.

Acting in the way that you almost certainly want to act in response to the information in this article is probably illegal wherever you are.___

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2014-09-16 17:50:28 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

Saw this headline on Phoronix and then rapidly became disappointed it wasn't about the game.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTc4OTY

Saw this headline on Phoronix and then rapidly became disappointed it wasn't about the game.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTc4OTY___

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2014-09-13 13:23:02 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s) 

Getting my bleed on for ARC.

Getting my bleed on for ARC.___

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2014-09-12 20:04:52 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 7 +1s) 

#music   #weird  
h/t +Dave Denison 

#music   #weird  
h/t +Dave Denison ___

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2014-09-08 03:52:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Up all night to annex your country and, apparently to get lucky.
Russian police — Get lucky cover (Daft Punk): http://youtu.be/P08B_lBUL0E

Up all night to annex your country and, apparently to get lucky.
Russian police — Get lucky cover (Daft Punk): http://youtu.be/P08B_lBUL0E___

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2014-09-07 03:29:37 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s) 

A likely DNA ID on Jack the Ripper, perhaps the most famous serial murder/cannibalism case in history. 

A likely DNA ID on Jack the Ripper, perhaps the most famous serial murder/cannibalism case in history. ___

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2014-09-05 15:57:39 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

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2014-09-05 01:07:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

#gaming  
Crusader Kings II:  I love it because it's the kind of game in which I can wind up betrothing my 4-year-old queen to her 35-year-old uncle because the dynasty must go on.

#gaming  
Crusader Kings II:  I love it because it's the kind of game in which I can wind up betrothing my 4-year-old queen to her 35-year-old uncle because the dynasty must go on.___

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2014-09-04 20:03:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s) 

#news   #politics   #virginia  
Bob McDonnell and his mad wife are, quite appropriately, found guilty of shenanigans.

#news   #politics   #virginia  
Bob McDonnell and his mad wife are, quite appropriately, found guilty of shenanigans.___

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2014-09-04 13:16:31 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

#gaming   #linux  
Woot!  Been waiting for this!

#gaming   #linux  
Woot!  Been waiting for this!___

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2014-09-03 16:03:45 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s) 

I once had a job title of "Technology Analyst."  I griped until it was changed.

I once had a job title of "Technology Analyst."  I griped until it was changed.___

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2014-09-03 14:16:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

#science   #physics   #cats   #quantumweirdness  

Entaglement, spooky cat pictures at a distance, etc. So, if you know something about the selection criteria beforehand, you can know something about the quantum state without measuring (and thereby changing) it.

#science   #physics   #cats   #quantumweirdness  

Entaglement, spooky cat pictures at a distance, etc. So, if you know something about the selection criteria beforehand, you can know something about the quantum state without measuring (and thereby changing) it.___

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2014-09-03 12:18:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

Hee hee hee.

Hee hee hee.___

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2014-08-31 21:21:35 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s) 

PoMo Jukebox. Making your guilty pleasures acceptable, you hipster, you.
Creep - Vintage Soul Radiohead Cover ft. Karen Ma…: http://youtu.be/3Ub3vliRRXI

PoMo Jukebox. Making your guilty pleasures acceptable, you hipster, you.
Creep - Vintage Soul Radiohead Cover ft. Karen Ma…: http://youtu.be/3Ub3vliRRXI___

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2014-08-28 11:31:29 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

#science #medicine

Promising.


#science #medicine

Promising.
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2014-08-23 22:54:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

60,000 generations of people ago, Homo Erectus was walking around in Asia. It's deep enough in time that evolutionary changes on this scale are no longer subtle, but obvious -- but also deep enough in time that we can only examine it through archaeology. But what if we could replicate this in the lab?

Richard Lenski of Michigan State University has come up with a way to do just that: using E. coli, whose generations are far shorter. When the experiment began in 1988, he placed twelve genetically identical single cells of E. coli (they reproduce asexually, so you don't need a large starter population) in twelve petri dishes, and exposed them to a particular, predictable environment that they weren't used to: 6 hours of food, followed by 18 hours of starvation, every day.

Every 500 generations, a sample from each of these twelve lines was frozen. (E. coli takes well to... more »

60,000 generations of people ago, Homo Erectus was walking around in Asia. It's deep enough in time that evolutionary changes on this scale are no longer subtle, but obvious -- but also deep enough in time that we can only examine it through archaeology. But what if we could replicate this in the lab?

Richard Lenski of Michigan State University has come up with a way to do just that: using E. coli, whose generations are far shorter. When the experiment began in 1988, he placed twelve genetically identical single cells of E. coli (they reproduce asexually, so you don't need a large starter population) in twelve petri dishes, and exposed them to a particular, predictable environment that they weren't used to: 6 hours of food, followed by 18 hours of starvation, every day.

Every 500 generations, a sample from each of these twelve lines was frozen. (E. coli takes well to freezing; they just stop doing anything until they're thawed) 

This past April, they passed the 60,000-generation mark. All twelve lines changed to grow faster during flush times and to have larger cells -- reasonable adaptations to their environment -- but the details in each line varied. 

Experiments like these let us really understand the effects of chance on evolution, the speed at which traits can evolve, and so on. This isn't obvious because evolution, especially in asexually reproducing creatures, works by a "random ratchet:" each generation may have some small differences from the last (how many? Are some kinds of differences more likely than others?) and this may or may not help the individuals survive and thrive. (But will that individual encounter circumstances where their particular genetic heritage is a help or a hindrance? Or will they simply get eaten randomly before they can reproduce, thanks to something unpredictable?) Selection pressures mean that genes better adapted to the situation on the average will spread more than genes less adapted to the situation, but without real experiments like these -- in incredibly simplified and controlled situations like a fixed environment and an asexual species -- we can't get a good handle on how quickly things can adapt.

There are many more deep-time experiments which would be interesting to do, and the possibility of exploring tens of thousands of generations within a few decades makes it possible, although not easy. What would the speed be like if they could reproduce sexually, swapping traits? What would happen if half the lines were placed in one environment, and half in another -- could we clock the rate at which the lines diverged?

Sometimes, science requires patience.

via +gwern branwen.___

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2014-08-23 03:58:02 (1 comments, 33 reshares, 7 +1s) 

Via reddit, Don Kenn's monstrous drawings on post-its. +Kee Hinckley right up shireen's alley I'd think. 

Via reddit, Don Kenn's monstrous drawings on post-its. +Kee Hinckley right up shireen's alley I'd think. ___

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2014-08-22 13:49:15 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 2 +1s) 

#science   #biology   #evolution  
A fascinating up-close look at the process of speciation h/t some ants in Brazil.

#science   #biology   #evolution  
A fascinating up-close look at the process of speciation h/t some ants in Brazil.___

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2014-08-22 11:26:05 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s) 

Dear +Ken White ,

I <3 your blog so much.
Your pal,
Gary

Dear +Ken White ,

I <3 your blog so much.
Your pal,
Gary___

2014-08-21 12:44:19 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s) 

#gmail  
I was a fairly early adopter of gmail so I have a pretty standard email address there.  Here's a short list of people I know think my email address is their email address:

1) A registered nurse in western Australia (I get her pay stubs).
2) A retired golf enthusiast (also, strangely, in Australia).
3) A woman in London with a bit of a clothes habit.
4) A PTA chairwoman in New Jersey

Those are the people I've been able to actually identify.  There are others who can't be bothered to figure out what their own email address actually is.

#gmail  
I was a fairly early adopter of gmail so I have a pretty standard email address there.  Here's a short list of people I know think my email address is their email address:

1) A registered nurse in western Australia (I get her pay stubs).
2) A retired golf enthusiast (also, strangely, in Australia).
3) A woman in London with a bit of a clothes habit.
4) A PTA chairwoman in New Jersey

Those are the people I've been able to actually identify.  There are others who can't be bothered to figure out what their own email address actually is.___

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2014-08-20 21:31:06 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s) 

H/t +VM Brasseur

Licensing Boards Think Studying For A Test Is Copyright Infringement, Forbid Memorization Of Material http://wmk.me/VFiPKp___H/t +VM Brasseur

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2014-08-17 19:31:19 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

So much explained, just like that. 

So much explained, just like that. ___

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2014-08-12 15:33:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

#music   #tunesday  
Dire Straits from 1979 performing "Water of Love" from their self-titled album.  Featuring a kind of creepily gaunt Mark Knopfler and a David Knopfler with disco hair.

#music   #tunesday  
Dire Straits from 1979 performing "Water of Love" from their self-titled album.  Featuring a kind of creepily gaunt Mark Knopfler and a David Knopfler with disco hair.___

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2014-08-08 16:55:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

#space   #gottaseeitall  
Space porn for you up-close and personal comet fans.

#space   #gottaseeitall  
Space porn for you up-close and personal comet fans.___

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2014-08-07 14:39:57 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s) 

h/t +Morgan Collins 

Kitty Loves the Corn Cob.

#Cats   #Cat   #Caturday   #Youtube  

via Youtube
Corny Cat___h/t +Morgan Collins 

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2014-08-06 14:57:46 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

Really interesting piece.  Now, those of us who pay attention to neuron damage therapies know that it's a long hop from meeses to people, but, still, this is very, very interesting.

O_o___Really interesting piece.  Now, those of us who pay attention to neuron damage therapies know that it's a long hop from meeses to people, but, still, this is very, very interesting.

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2014-08-05 12:00:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s) 

Some lessons to be learned here:

1. Do not expletive with Escher Girls. They are both funny and right.
2. If your name is "Randy Queen" just don't bother starting expletive on the internet. Seriously.
3. Using "y" for "I" automatically negates any artistic value in your work. 

Some lessons to be learned here:

1. Do not expletive with Escher Girls. They are both funny and right.
2. If your name is "Randy Queen" just don't bother starting expletive on the internet. Seriously.
3. Using "y" for "I" automatically negates any artistic value in your work. ___

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2014-07-24 14:16:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s) 

+Dave Denison pimped my Hello KISSy!

+Dave Denison pimped my Hello KISSy!___

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2014-07-23 16:34:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

h/t +David D. Stanton 
This is one of the space missions I'm watching most eagerly.  Gaia will allow us to accurately measure the parallax of stars as much as 30,000LY from our solar system...which is an improvement of around 10x from the measurements taken by the Hipparcos spacecraft.

A robotic galaxy mapper may have just made its first discovery – by surviving an unexpected onslaught of space debris. Scientists working with the European Space Agency's Gaia satellite have found that the spacecraft is being peppered by far more micrometeoroids – tiny specks of space dust – than had been anticipated.

he strikes shouldn't put Gaia in danger, although mission scientists will have to watch closely as the spacecraft begins its scientific observations. Launched in December 2013, Gaia's mission is to map roughly a billion stars in our galaxyMovie Camera with high precision. Learn more here: http://buff.ly/1o2BU4E___h/t +David D. Stanton 
This is one of the space missions I'm watching most eagerly.  Gaia will allow us to accurately measure the parallax of stars as much as 30,000LY from our solar system...which is an improvement of around 10x from the measurements taken by the Hipparcos spacecraft.

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2014-07-17 15:44:58 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s) 

The new hotness.  Private V2 3-metal clone, Russian 91% clone with quartz glass kayfun nano conversion kit (and the Innokin U-can in the background).  Really loving this mod.  Smooth switch, great hand feel.  I really need some 18350 batteries for it because it is SO swag when it's scoped all the way down.  Compact and cool.

The new hotness.  Private V2 3-metal clone, Russian 91% clone with quartz glass kayfun nano conversion kit (and the Innokin U-can in the background).  Really loving this mod.  Smooth switch, great hand feel.  I really need some 18350 batteries for it because it is SO swag when it's scoped all the way down.  Compact and cool.___

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2014-07-14 22:50:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

#science   #materials  
Mr. Desiato, your paint job is ready.

#science   #materials  
Mr. Desiato, your paint job is ready.___

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2014-07-14 20:03:53 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s) 

#dogs  
I has a snaggleface.

#dogs  
I has a snaggleface.___

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2014-07-11 13:10:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

#fridayfunk   #music  
Ike & Tina Turner - Bold Soul Sister from The Hunter on Blue Thumb, 1969/70.  I love this track for two reasons:  Tina's completely uninhibited performance, dripping with shrieking screaming blues and aggressive, confident sexuality and the massive, pounding back-beat, all on the one driving, numbing funk of the rhythm section. 

#fridayfunk   #music  
Ike & Tina Turner - Bold Soul Sister from The Hunter on Blue Thumb, 1969/70.  I love this track for two reasons:  Tina's completely uninhibited performance, dripping with shrieking screaming blues and aggressive, confident sexuality and the massive, pounding back-beat, all on the one driving, numbing funk of the rhythm section. ___

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2014-07-09 17:36:34 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 27 +1s) 

I LOLed.

Sorry.... Couldn't help it. Apologies to everyone that this may offend... not.___I LOLed.

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2014-07-08 19:22:52 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Hilarity ensues.

Hilarity ensues.___

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2014-07-08 17:21:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

#archaeology  

Neat!

___ #archaeology  

Neat!

2014-07-08 00:14:44 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

#gaming   #linux   #civilization5  

For +Luis Roca and anybody else who wants to know how to install Civilization V mods in Linux since Steam Workshop isn't supported (yet, I hope):

1.  Enable the MODS item in the menu:
Assuming that your steam install lives in the default location of ~/.local/share/Steam which we'll now call $STEAM because lazy
open the following file in an editor of your choice (but not emacs)
$STEAM/SteamApps/Sid Meier's Civilization V/steamassets/assets/ui/frontend/mainmenu.lua

Look for a line that looks like:
Controls.ModsButton:SetHide( true );

Now comment out that line by adding a double hyphen in front of it.
Save mainmenu.lua.

2. Give them a place to live
Look in ~/.local/share/Aspyr/Sid Meier's Civilization 5 (see what they did there?  Aspyr uses the Arabic numeral)
If ... more »

#gaming   #linux   #civilization5  

For +Luis Roca and anybody else who wants to know how to install Civilization V mods in Linux since Steam Workshop isn't supported (yet, I hope):

1.  Enable the MODS item in the menu:
Assuming that your steam install lives in the default location of ~/.local/share/Steam which we'll now call $STEAM because lazy
open the following file in an editor of your choice (but not emacs)
$STEAM/SteamApps/Sid Meier's Civilization V/steamassets/assets/ui/frontend/mainmenu.lua

Look for a line that looks like:
Controls.ModsButton:SetHide( true );

Now comment out that line by adding a double hyphen in front of it.
Save mainmenu.lua.

2. Give them a place to live
Look in ~/.local/share/Aspyr/Sid Meier's Civilization 5 (see what they did there?  Aspyr uses the Arabic numeral)

If there isn't a directory called "MODS" in there, create it.

3.  Get some mods.
A lot of steam workshop mods will have links to download the mod manually for people using the Aspyr ports.  You can also find them at http://forums.civfanatics.com/forumdisplay.php?f=395 but not very organized or rated or anything.  NB:  Some mods will not work.

4.  Unpack them. 
Civ V mods are 7z archives that need to be extracted in the MODS directory you created.  If you're using Ubuntu or some variant thereof, Archive Manager should support unpacking these already.  If not, install 7zip or unrar or whatever you need.

5. Enjoy.___

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2014-07-04 17:41:54 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s) 

Happy 4th of July, fellow orbiters of big hot gas ball!
Pic taken w/an 8" dobsonian, 25mm eyepiece, and my Samsung GS3. 

Happy 4th of July, fellow orbiters of big hot gas ball!
Pic taken w/an 8" dobsonian, 25mm eyepiece, and my Samsung GS3. ___

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2014-07-01 02:53:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s) 

H/t +God Emperor Lionel Lauer

Dice-shaming

#geekhumor   #rpg   #rpggames  

http://schneiltzle.tumblr.com/post/89994517740/dice-shaming___H/t +God Emperor Lionel Lauer

2014-06-30 14:27:03 (53 comments, 4 reshares, 13 +1s) 

#scotus   #burnthewitch  
Well, the Roberts court has finally managed to overturn 2 centuries of progress in jurisprudence by deciding that someone's religious beliefs have the authority to overturn the law of the land. This sets a precedent that can be used to support, literally, anything.  A dark day for America, my friends.  A dark, dark day indeed.

#scotus   #burnthewitch  
Well, the Roberts court has finally managed to overturn 2 centuries of progress in jurisprudence by deciding that someone's religious beliefs have the authority to overturn the law of the land. This sets a precedent that can be used to support, literally, anything.  A dark day for America, my friends.  A dark, dark day indeed.___

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2014-06-30 02:51:10 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 1 +1s) 

GOP Candidate Charges Opponent Is Dead, Represented By A Body Double - http://huff.to/1qjjIWp

GOP Candidate Charges Opponent Is Dead, Represented By A Body Double - http://huff.to/1qjjIWp___

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2014-06-27 19:54:36 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s) 

+Adam Black 

+Adam Black ___

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2014-06-27 19:53:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s) 

+Adam Black 

+Adam Black ___

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2014-06-27 19:51:44 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 18 +1s) 

+Adam Black 

+Adam Black ___

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2014-06-27 16:19:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

h/t +Dave Denison 
Eric Gales and Hubert Crawford blowing my freaking mind.

h/t +Dave Denison 
Eric Gales and Hubert Crawford blowing my freaking mind.___

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2014-06-26 14:54:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s) 

#baconlegs  

#baconlegs  ___

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2014-06-26 14:37:37 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s) 

#baconlegs  

#baconlegs  ___

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