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John Blossom123,160End of the Mayan calendar got you down? Celebrate the destruction of the universe on this On-Air Hangout! What are your predictions for the end of time? What will you do with all that spare time? Come join us - if we're all still here...Celebrate the Apocalypse on 12-21-12!2012-12-21 18:30:0010 

John Hardy didn't vote for Abbott has been shared in 159 public circles

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Susannah Birch5,126AUSTRALIAN FRUIT SALAD CIRCLEHere is a selection of interesting and active people on Google Plus. You'll find a mix of politics, humor, bloggers, businesses, photographers and who knows what else! Enjoy!  #Aussie   #Australia   #Circle  #Circles #Sharing #Engagers  2014-11-18 23:41:0343111
Michael Junghans10,859A big thank you. Great to be connected with you :-)Please share | +#sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare   #circlesharing   #teamelite   #teamelitecircle   #teameliteengagercircle    #sharedcircle #cerchiacondivisa   #condividicerchia   #cerchiadiitaliani   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #circleshare  #bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google   #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare 2014-10-26 18:14:54501739
Becky Collins17,256Entrepreneurs & Freelancers Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-07 05:03:53447001
Able Lawrence100,166100K Engagers Celebration Circle Thank you all those who have followed me and engaged with my posts and taking me to the milestone of 100,000 followers. Goolge+ has been an exhilarating journey of 3 years and I would like to thank all those who have followed me and engaged on my posts whether they were on Science or Birds or Technology. The circle has been created using  * +Circloscope * which is the work of +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh All of you are free to share your favorite posts in the comments and also reshare this circle. If you are included in the circle, you will get a notification.  2014-07-17 17:22:18340491787
Ole Olson46,666This is my original circle of progressives on G+. Add it for some hard hitting, unapologetic political information geared toward activating forward progress in America. 2014-06-28 03:56:553636518
Michael Ginsburg284#sharedcircle  of #Australians  on Google+. Over 1400 people in the circle but Google+ only allows to share 500 at a time.If you want to be added to the circle, please like and comment (so I am not accused of spamming) and also I need to be able to verify you are in #australia . Pages welcome provided again they are #Australian  and I can verify that. If there is a lot of interest from pages, I might consider starting a separate circle for #Australian pages.2014-05-22 00:25:16501414
Paul Snedden16,109Advance Australia ShareThe CircleWhat an absolutely amazing response I got after I asked for your favourite #Aussie  G+ers. Here is the circle, as promised, with 372 amazing reasons why I love this great country of ours.There's a lot of people to thank, so here goes.The Contributors+Mz Maau +Charles Strebor +Jaana Nyström +Kamal Tailor +Lady Fran W +Clint Fudge +Kära Cathryn +Stephen Lord +Phillip Tyson +Kathryn van Nieuwkerk +Belinda Kamel +Paul Pavlinovich +Alizah MacLeod +James Brown +Chris Anderson +Neale Oxley +Aleta Curry +Shinae Choi Robinson +2014-05-11 11:36:433721662548
andi steven320please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-09 04:02:2150111514
Maksim Tauzhnyanskiy1,193#1 Делюсь с вами активным кругом! Хотите много общения и +1? тогда этот круг для вас ;)Активные пользователи которыми я горжусь! ;Р__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddMeToYourCircles #AddPeople #Affiliate #afo #AllSortsOfPeople #Art #AstroPhotography #AuthorCircle #Authorshelpingauthors #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomeIdeas #AwesomeIndividuals #AwesomeJuice #AwesomeNess #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #Best #bestengager2014-05-08 07:40:55482271431
Tourej Ansari16,188My new Worldwide circle of travelerPlease plus, comment add and share! These are people that will share and re-post your circles and other content you produce. This circle contains people who have Plussed my posts within the last few weeks.#CircleShare #SharedCircles #Circle #CircleOfTheDay #SharedPublicCircles #GooglePlusTips #Google+ #Google #teamelitecircle #Hearingaids #Hearing #PublicCircle #SocialMedia #Engagers #TeamElite #Circles #EliteInnerCircle #HearingLoss 2014-05-05 10:00:50483241545
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
Shashi S5,567Circle of Great Engagers________________________There is no doubt this is one of the most powerful group of engager's who will make your time of exploring worthwhile in Google Plus. Share and enjoy...Sorry if I missed anyone. Please comment I'll include you in the next shared circle. :)Also, This is a Great Circle and includes Google+   #TopEngagers : really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.Top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - share the circle (include yourself) *3 - add +1 to the post4 - *Start something new and share with the world of google plusMore you share more you get!__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #Friday #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   #influencermarketing #sundaycircle  2014-04-11 10:40:52294211430
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 Nuntiatio32,035#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health2014-04-02 19:40:104824125
Alister Macintyre42,106Do not confuse this circle with the one I have on Native American Indian interests.  My India Circle has people whose lives have either passed thru the great nation of India, are there now, or interested in India.  My interests range world wide, some nations more than others.  I recently started an Asia circle, and tried to pour into it my circles for Australia, China, Japan, India, some other countries, but bumped into another of G+ silly ceilings.  I have circles for several major regions of the world, including Middle East, Eu-W, and Eu-other.  I also have circles for specific nations like Germany and Haiti.2014-03-27 18:26:53148002
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 Nuntiatio29,392#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-10 06:55:19356117
John Nuntiatio29,392#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-10 06:55:003561094
Alister Macintyre41,863Here is my circle of people interested in Asia or actually there.  I tried to add more to this circle (My India circle is bigger) but sometimes G+ won't let me do some things.While I follow the story of MH 370 flight down in Asia, I will be sharing my updates with this circle, and a few others.2014-03-09 23:08:58183212
John Nuntiatio29,361#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-09 11:43:13251109
Ian Archibald16,093Circle of Google PlussersSo, I often get asked Who should I circle?  I say whomever strikes your interest. Find topics of interest and connect with those people who share that interest.I would very much like to share with you "my" circle of Plussers of whom I LOVE to engage with.  There are people in science, sports, networking, technology, comics, art and medicine found inside, and likely some others as well.  I've been spending the last couple years curating this list.I hope that you will connect with some of these folks!Have a great weekend everyone!2014-02-15 01:16:53326182225
Ian Archibald14,517Google PlussersThis would be my circle of other awesome people who I have connected with over the past couple years here on Google+. Some awesome people here!As the cool kids say, These kids are dopeI don't take requests to add to this circle. To be added, engage with me, and the others here. You'll be noticed, trust me.2014-01-27 23:35:29320221729
Ole Olson38,548٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶If you're looking for some of the BEST engagers on Google+, this is it.Top notch commentary, good content support, and some out of this world posts to boot. =========================================I sculpted this circle personally over the last year, and this is it's first full release. The Top Engagers is guaranteed to make your G+ experience better. =========================================    #publicsharedcircles       #publiccircle       #circle         #circles    #thebigcommunity   #kingcircle #topcircleshare   #awesome       #awesomepeople       #shareyourcircle    #circleoftheday         #circleshare       #circlesharing           #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-01-27 09:48:552507711
CircleCount67,537Profiles/Pages having a CircleCount link on their about page.This is the follow up link to this post: https://plus.google.com/+CircleCount/posts/Uoru6vQw9gnThanks for the idea +Luc Suy, these are all awesome people/pages ;)Thanks for using CircleCount to all!2014-01-06 21:45:0633721424
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,563My Christmas Circle Share...have a great christmas and holidays everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-26 03:38:50501314
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,563My Christmas Circle Share...have a great christmas and holidays everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-26 03:37:41494222
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,473My Friday Late Friday Circle Share...have a great weekend everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-22 01:27:26500204
Justin Hart7,625Circle Share for December 20th...nice circle with a great variety of people and content...enjoy! 1. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-21 03:58:12501181135
David Leonhardt2,546I built on the Sunday Circle by +Ian Archibald to spread it even further.Recommended:1. Plus the circle.2. Leave a comment3. Save the circle as one of your own circles (Click on "Add people" to do this).4. Share the circle as I am doing now (but don't forget to "Include yourself" when sharing).5. Get offline for a while, too.  :-).#circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing#followers #social #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshared    #sharedcircleoftheday #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomepeople   #circlecount  #newfollowers   #googleplus  2013-12-16 01:30:4323211213
Ian Archibald9,118Sunday Circle Share of Google PlussersThis is my top circle filled with some of the top Google Plussers, Engagers, and Educators.  You will also find some people you likely don't know, but should.You all know people like +Mike Allton +Michael Q Todd +Christine DeGraff and +Billy Funk who bring the awesome every day. But do you know +Rusty Ferguson +Milan Pavlovic +Steven Krohn +David Oldenburg or +Brandee Sweesy ?  All of whom are simply awesome people who have a lot of great content, and engage!.Add this circle to your own today.  If you have other Engagers, add them to the circle, share it out and tag me in your share. Always looking for more engagers!I would be honoured if you would +1, Comment and Share this circle.Hope you all have a fantastic week!!2013-12-15 14:08:26229221330
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,322Another round of #topengagers  !(Be sure to click READ MORE, it is important if you want to be included in this circle next time)These people shareThese people +1These people create original contentThese people make G+ BetterIf you add this circle, you will, without a doubt, see your engagement soar through the roof.  Guaranteed.  If you were notified, you guessed it, you are already in.To be included in the NEXT top engagers circle this week is easier than ever.1.) Add  +Best Cars 2.) Share this post3.) Keep engaging#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown2013-12-15 05:39:26494202
Brett Gibson5,754It's been a while since I've shared my "Australia" circle (probably 12 months) - *But I do keep it up to date. *Inactive people or Brands are kicked out. New ones are added. So here are the 100+1 (me) Australian's I think that are worth following on G+cc: +Paul Snedden +Kamal Tailor Cheers Gibbo.2013-12-12 03:08:26101938
Francesco Zambelli527#circlesharing   #circleshare   #topengagers   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   a very good circle is being built... to be included you have to1) share this circle2) +1 to this post3) comment it.2013-11-07 19:36:45198117
Johnny Huntington0#webdesign #sharedcircles #webdevelopment  Here is a great shared circle of Professional Web Designers.2013-11-04 13:45:45501003
J.T. Smith40These are all people I was recommended to follow! They are currently in my Temporary circle, and I'll follow them permanently based on their engagement with me in the next day or so! #circleshare    #sharedcircles   #publiccircle   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circlemaster   #circle   #addmetoyourcircles   #addmetocircles   #addmenow   #addmepleasethanks  2013-10-19 19:57:21492207
Silvio De Rossi2,696It's a Circle Time my Google+ #friends! :DThis is super #Sharedcircle of #topengagers, a group of interesting people who share unique and original content. The name of this Circle is #ExplorerCircle!What are you waiting to add them to your circles? :)To be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1) Do +1 t the post2) Comment the post and specify your "category" (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)3) Include the circle among your circles4) Share the circle (include yourself)5) Smile to life, sun in sunshine.Special thanks my dear #friends and #followers:+Raffaele Romeo Arena +Tancredi Matranga +Jasmina Brozović +Sam Stormborn OrmandyHave a good life!#topsharedcircle   #facciamolastoria   #leonardo   #deroplus   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial  #trust #circles  #circleshare  #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social   2013-10-13 18:10:20494712665
Doroteya Delcheva1,214A nice circle to explore G+: ...  to meet people; to discover places; to appreciate the nature; to approach arts, science and technologies; … (updated October 11th, '13)#circles  #circleshare  #sharedcircle  #circlesharing #followers #social2013-10-11 17:09:36490774083
Mario Falcetti20,881A nice circle to explore G+: ...  to meet people; to discover places; to appreciate the nature; to approach arts, science and technologies; … (updated October 11th, '13)#circles  #circleshare  #sharedcircle  #circlesharing #followers #social2013-10-11 16:43:11491279133240
Ole Olson20,256Top Circlers on the GooglesphereI've been sharing one and only one circle per day lately, picking the most interesting ones I've found. My goal is to share a diverse selection of circles, some based on topics like the environment, or interests like scifi, or well designed share circles. Probably about time I share one of my OWN circles for a change!Below is my recently updated Top Circles circle. These folks have a good track record of forging excellent share circles. Add them immediately.  #HashtagZoo  (concept courtesy of +Peter Edenist) #Circles   #Sharedcircles   #PublicCircles   #topcircles   #circlequeen   #circlemaster   #SharingIsCaring  2013-08-15 08:12:489515820
Uniikii0Uniikii's networking #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   #sharedcircles                 #2013-08-14 15:07:53483309
Domus Vitae Inc.153Shared Circle of #entrepreneurs  www.domusvitae.ca   #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   2013-08-05 19:31:504824114
Dallas McMillan7,412Circle from the land downunder - Australia's top 200 PlussersWho are Australia's most followed people on Google Plus?I've put together this circle of Australia's top 200 profiles (by follower numbers - not engagement - some aren't particularly active) on Google Plus.It's pretty interesting to see the types of profiles which make the cut.Here is my quick overview:By far the most dominant characteristic of the top 200 are photographers - professional and amateur.The other notable individuals are a couple of cricketers in the top 10, a smattering of celebrity chefs, musicians, writers, artists, models and other celebrities.There are also fair numbers of Google employees, IT workers, social media and marketing types as well as a decent number of scientists and mathematicians. The only politician I noticed was Malcolm Turnbull - the Prime Minister and Leader of the opposition are conspicuous by their absence.I got the list from +CircleCount http://www.circlecount.com/au/profileslist/ and I've made a few tweaks - removing a couple of profiles that were inactive or had moved away from Australia. There were a number of others which probably don't belong as they now work in the USA or elsewhere.  #australia   #australianphotographers   #circleshare  I've notified members of the circle - let me know if you don't want to be listed.2013-08-04 14:24:522009213
Markos Giannopoulos5,491Geeks rule! // +CircleCount has added a new tag system (see announcement here http://bit.ly/15XaDov). Thousands of profiles have been tagged already, so here are the top (by number of followers) geek-tagged plussers (full list at http://bit.ly/134FoFN) The top ten: 1) +Robert Scoble 2) +Amanda Blain 3) +Darya Pino Rose 4) +Michelle Marie 5) +Brian Matiash 6) +Wick Sakit 7) +Joe Azure 8) +Keith Barrett 9) +Derek Ross 10) +Ahmed Zeeshan  For other rankings see also - Most popular geeks by comments/+1's/shares http://bit.ly/16SAddw- Most engaging geeks http://bit.ly/15XdZYm #circleshare   #circlesunday   #geeks  2013-07-21 15:19:0049018312
Ole Olson17,448This is my #SocialMedia  circle. The focalizers in here must contribute something to either enhance the G+ experience (technical, apps, guides, or just outstanding regular user advice) or have an expertise about another social media site. I've known many of these folks for years (many of them from my old days on +Digg). #PublicCircles   #SharedCircles   #circleoftheday  2013-07-15 09:31:47146808
Daniel Mihai Popescu4,968A circle based on +Richard Green's last creation! Add it to yours, share it! They all have some wonderful spark in them!If you're notified, you're in! Sorry to disturb you with the notification! If you want out, just say so :)2013-06-19 09:59:4539032733
Steven Krohn1,616The Popular Choice Circle________________________Richard Green originally shared:Here's version 2 of my Popular Choice circle. The members of this circle were nominated for inclusion here (http://goo.gl/vY07d). Anecdotal evidence suggests that this circle is a pretty good one to add: after the last share, somebody that I follow made the comment:I have to admit I have never had so many people add me back so shortly after adding a shared circle.As guest members of the circle this time, I'm including everyone who has created a circle with me in it in the last four weeks, including +Chris Cota, +Steven Krohn, +Marlo Angelo Tito, +Leo Walsh, +Cesare Riccardo, +Michael Bennett, +1212Scenery, +Daniel Mihai Popescu, +Gai Xinh, +Mithu Hassan, +Daniel Stock, +Marino Puletti, +Christy Sandhoff, +Johnathan Yesson, +Roleta Anedotas, +Linda Dee, +Mariusz Zapart, +César Bustíos Benites, +Andrea Orselli, +Katherine Vucicevic, +Networx, +Rome Heels, +Thumb up your Followers ►, +AyJay Schibig, +Zbynek Kysela, +Ewart Corrigan, +Hamilton Carter, +Don Dobbie, +Brian Buckley, +Wajahat Khan, +Crazy Circles, +Laurent Jean Philippe, +Maria Leoni and +Wolfgang Wodeck.  I'd especially like to thank +Scott Buehler, +Ludovic Moreeuw and +Science on Google+: A Public Database for including me in some particularly exciting circles: the Hyperball, the VIIP Circle and the Smokin' Science Circle, respectively.And now the surprise feature: I invite everyone to leave a comment on (the original post of) this circle share containing a link to one of your own posts. Ideally, this should be something that you posted recently and that you are particularly pleased with. (Don't post spam though; I will delete it.)2013-06-18 14:06:1838425937

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2014-11-18 03:53:18 (24 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

For tech utopians

This is worth reading all the way through before you support any in-kind (stuff instead of money) response to any humanitarian crisis.

Most reshares: 12

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2014-11-20 11:48:07 (13 comments, 12 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

How a woman's internal organs move when she's pregnant. 

#Science   #ScienceEveryday   #ScienceGIFs  

via: http://currentsinbiology.tumblr.com/post/100682077221/educational-gifs-how-pregnancy-shifts-and-moves

Most plusones: 40

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2014-11-19 03:58:45 (11 comments, 6 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Fox News. Wordless.

Latest 50 posts

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2014-11-22 01:55:33 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

GENESIS
God: All right, you two, don't do the one thing. Other than that, have fun.
Adam & Eve: Okay.
Satan: You should do the thing.
Adam & Eve: Okay.
God: What happened!?
Adam & Eve: We did the thing.
God: Guys

THE REST OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
God: You are my people, and you should not do the things.
People: We won't do the things.
God: Good.
People: We did the things.
God: Guys

GENESIS
God: All right, you two, don't do the one thing. Other than that, have fun.
Adam & Eve: Okay.
Satan: You should do the thing.
Adam & Eve: Okay.
God: What happened!?
Adam & Eve: We did the thing.
God: Guys

THE REST OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
God: You are my people, and you should not do the things.
People: We won't do the things.
God: Good.
People: We did the things.
God: Guys___

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2014-11-22 01:49:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Let it Die

VR gig !!!___Let it Die

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2014-11-21 10:27:31 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Great idea.
Via +Ramin Honary​

Something I've been experimenting with and researching is building a desktop environment based off of Google's Material Design guidelines. 

I've been experimenting with several different layouts, and plan to come up with a design using ideas from Unity, GNOME, elementary, and KDE.

I plan to build it using the QtCompositor APIs, which allow building a Wayland compositor using almost pure QML. Right now this is just a normal QML app, but I plan to turn it into an actual compositor soon.

If anyone is interested in following or contributing to the project, I will be putting code on https://github.com/quartz-os, with my initial work on a Material Design toolkit in QML at https://github.com/quartz-os/qml-material.

#materialdesign   #quartzos   #linux  ___Great idea.
Via +Ramin Honary​

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2014-11-21 10:24:49 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-21 10:23:49 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Great free app for learning a language.

I've been doing the intro modules for Spanish.

Great free app for learning a language.

I've been doing the intro modules for Spanish.___

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2014-11-21 09:23:55 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Australia's leading coral reef scientists say Julie Bishop's remark that the Great Barrier Reef is not in danger from climate change flies in the face of even the Government's own reports.

World-leading scientists say the Great Barrier Reef will be "slaughtered" this century as seas warm and become more acidic, dismissing comments by Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop that Australia's natural icon was not at risk.

Ms Bishop told Sky News on Friday her office had sent the White House a briefing outlining the Australia's efforts to preserve the reef after US President Barack Obama's warning in Brisbane last weekend that its "incredible natural glory" was threatened by climate change.

"Of course, the Great Barrier Reef will be conserved for generations to come. And we do not believe that it is in danger," Ms Bishop... more »

Australia's leading coral reef scientists say Julie Bishop's remark that the Great Barrier Reef is not in danger from climate change flies in the face of even the Government's own reports.

World-leading scientists say the Great Barrier Reef will be "slaughtered" this century as seas warm and become more acidic, dismissing comments by Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop that Australia's natural icon was not at risk.

Ms Bishop told Sky News on Friday her office had sent the White House a briefing outlining the Australia's efforts to preserve the reef after US President Barack Obama's warning in Brisbane last weekend that its "incredible natural glory" was threatened by climate change.

"Of course, the Great Barrier Reef will be conserved for generations to come. And we do not believe that it is in danger," Ms Bishop said.

Mr Obama told the University of Queensland audience on the sidelines of the G20 meeting he wanted the reef to still exist "50 years from now" so his grandchildren could visit.

While Ms Bishop and other Coalition leaders have criticised the US President's intervention, leading scientists have come to his support.

Mr Obama was "right on the money", Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, director of the university's Global Change Institute, said. "He was stating a fact.

"We have one of the jewels of the planet in our possession and we should care a lot about climate and he wasn't getting that from our leader [Prime Minister Tony Abbott]," Dr Hoegh-Guldberg said.

Peer-reviewed research published by Dr Hoegh-Guldberg in 2012 said the global agreement to limit CO₂ concentrations to 450 parts per million in a bid to keep global warming to under 2 degrees from pre-industrial times would not be enough to protect the reefs.

Any increase above 1.5 degrees would be devastating, the research found.

The reef has already shrunk by half in 30 years, he added, with climate change a factor in its retreat.

Threats

Charlie Veron, a former chief scientist at the Australian Institute of Marine Science, went further, saying the Abbott government was downplaying the dire future facing the Great Barrier Reef and coral reefs everywhere.

"In the long term, that is the whole of this century, we are going to have the Great Barrier Reef slaughtered," Dr Veron, a world authority who has scientifically named about one-quarter of all known corals, said.

"There's no doubt about that at all, if carbon-dioxide emissions keep on tracking as they are."

CO₂, as the major greenhouse gas, traps radiation, heating up the planet. While natural variability plays a role, the background warming continues apace with 2014 on course to be the hottest year on record, the US National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration reported on Thursday.

The immediate threat is another outbreak of bleaching – some of which is now being detected – as ocean temperatures warm, disrupting coral ecosystems, Dr Veron said.

"In the short-term, the Great Barrier Reef is incredibly at risk from mass bleaching from the warming of the oceans," he said.

He also dismissed the federal and Queensland governments' Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan, released earlier this year.

"It's basically a five-year plan to head off UNESCO," Dr Veron said, referring to the UN body's review of the Great Barrier Reef's World Heritage status due for completion by mid-2015.

Acid effect

Dr Hoegh-Guldberg said government efforts to curb run-off of farm chemicals and the recent decision to ban off-shore dumping of dredge spoil – after approving major works to expand the Abbot Point coal port – would go some way to aid the reef's ability to cope with near-term challenges.

The increased concentration of CO₂ not only heats the atmosphere, it also results in an increase in the acidity of the world's oceans as carbon gets absorbed by the seas.

"It's just chemistry ... you can't deny that," Dr Hoegh-Guldberg said.

"It's dropped the amount of crucial building blocks for skeletons and shells by 26 per cent," he said.

"That's then had an impact on the abilities of corals and other organisms to build their skeletons and to rebuild them after storms, after damage from crown of thorns [starfish] and so on."

Work at the James Cook University has shown that altered chemistry affects some fish in ways that reduce their ability to identify predators and even find their way home. 

"It's just one of many, many significant changes that we are yet to discover," Dr Hoegh-Guldberg said.

The health of the reef was also covered in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports, which predicted "significant change in community composition and structure of coral reef systems in Australia".

"The ability of corals to adapt naturally to rising temperatures and acidification appears limited," the chapter on Australasia said.

Contradiction

Jon Brodie, a chief research scientist from James Cook University, said Ms Bishop's comments contradicted the government's own report on the state of the reef.

The Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report 2014"found the reef to be in poor condition and the outlook is for continuing deterioration," Dr Brodie said. "It's obviously in danger."

"Climate change remains the most serious threat to the Great Barrier Reef and is likely to have far-reaching consequences in the decades to come," the report said.

Dr Brodie said government efforts to improve the reef's water quality had made some headway "but it's small progress". He noted that the government had extended targets out to 2018 because goals set in 2009 had not been met.

The government's 2050 action plan, still in a draft stage, will "absolutely not work", Dr Brodie said, adding that it so far fails to set goals to address long-term threats such as climate change.

"Under that plan, the reef will continue to decline," he said. ___

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2014-11-21 09:02:15 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

According to the Rupert Murdoch owned media, the ABC should stop all investment in digital media, online and mobile, because clearly there's no future in it.

According to the Rupert Murdoch owned media, the ABC should stop all investment in digital media, online and mobile, because clearly there's no future in it.___

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2014-11-21 02:33:08 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Droogs, nicely summarises the senseless intellectual violence of these fools.

Middle Eastern terrorism really is financed from the petrodollars sent to Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states. Don't like that? Stop filling your tank.

Halal yoghurt on the other hand finances about as much terrorism as kosher cheese finances the Israeli occupation.

___Droogs, nicely summarises the senseless intellectual violence of these fools.

Middle Eastern terrorism really is financed from the petrodollars sent to Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states. Don't like that? Stop filling your tank.

Halal yoghurt on the other hand finances about as much terrorism as kosher cheese finances the Israeli occupation.

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2014-11-20 22:03:25 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Via +Richard Frost​

Retro futurism??... 

Androids dream of electric sheep? .... Blade Runner

#AndroidsDreamOfElectricEheep   #bladerunner   #philipkdick  ___Via +Richard Frost​

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2014-11-20 13:28:55 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

http://scarfolk.blogspot.com/2014/11/tv-times-magazine-1975.html

http://scarfolk.blogspot.com/2014/11/tv-times-magazine-1975.html___

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2014-11-20 12:08:50 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Somehow I missed this classic.

Via +Emlyn O'Regan​

This. (circa 1999)___Somehow I missed this classic.

Via +Emlyn O'Regan​

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2014-11-20 11:48:07 (13 comments, 12 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Kids. Be good to your mothers.

How a woman's internal organs move when she's pregnant. 

#Science   #ScienceEveryday   #ScienceGIFs  

via: http://currentsinbiology.tumblr.com/post/100682077221/educational-gifs-how-pregnancy-shifts-and-moves___Kids. Be good to your mothers.

2014-11-20 10:30:11 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Marques Brownlee mentioned this in his Nexus 6 review. The screen becomes noticeably pink when the brightness is reduced. http://fixyt.com/watch?v=RoAPTdvgAJg

I wonder if this can be fixed with a software update.

My Nexus 6 becomes extremely red at low brightness levels. Shitty oled or smart night mode?___Marques Brownlee mentioned this in his Nexus 6 review. The screen becomes noticeably pink when the brightness is reduced. http://fixyt.com/watch?v=RoAPTdvgAJg

I wonder if this can be fixed with a software update.

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2014-11-20 09:48:42 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Using Relativity and GPS satellites to detect dark matter.

In special relativity, the motion of an object relative to you causes the apparent time of that object be slower. Since the GPS satellites are orbiting the Earth, their clocks seem slower to us. In general relativity, a clock in the presence of a gravitational field run a bit more slowly than one without. Since the gravity at the surface of the Earth is a bit stronger than at the GPS orbits, the clocks of the satellites seem a bit faster to us. When you combine these two effects you get that the GPS clocks run too fast by about 38 microseconds a day. In order to correctly position objects on Earth we need a precision of about 20 nanoseconds a day, which is more than 1,000 times more precise. The GPS clocks are adjusted to account for time dilation, so that they broadcast Earth-time, not their local time. So every time you use yourph... more »

Using Relativity and GPS satellites to detect dark matter.

In special relativity, the motion of an object relative to you causes the apparent time of that object be slower. Since the GPS satellites are orbiting the Earth, their clocks seem slower to us. In general relativity, a clock in the presence of a gravitational field run a bit more slowly than one without. Since the gravity at the surface of the Earth is a bit stronger than at the GPS orbits, the clocks of the satellites seem a bit faster to us. When you combine these two effects you get that the GPS clocks run too fast by about 38 microseconds a day. In order to correctly position objects on Earth we need a precision of about 20 nanoseconds a day, which is more than 1,000 times more precise. The GPS clocks are adjusted to account for time dilation, so that they broadcast Earth-time, not their local time. So every time you use your phone to locate the nearest bookstore you are utilizing technology that absolutely depends on relativity.

Since the GPS clocks are so precise, any fluctuation in the gravity around Earth would affect their timing in a small way. This led to a new idea published in Nature Physics, that proposes using GPS to detect dark matter. 

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2014-11-20 09:21:36 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

“A Palestinian presidency-controlled news agency Wafa website report posted at 0627 gmt says that the Palestinian Foreign Ministry “welcomed the decision of the Spanish Parliament’s majority on the evening of 18 November, calling on the Spanish Government to recognize the state of Palestine. Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki expressed the Palestinian leadership’s gratitude and appreciation of Spain and the Spanish parties which approved this important and historical memo. He said: ‘This recognition reflects an advanced and historical stance of our friend, the kingdom of Spain. It is a step forward in its ties with the Palestinian people. It is in harmony with Spain’s principles and noble values which respect the international law and the resolutions of the international and humanitarian legitimacy’.” The report adds that Al-Maliki called on the Spanish Government to recognize the state ofPalestine “in o... more »

“A Palestinian presidency-controlled news agency Wafa website report posted at 0627 gmt says that the Palestinian Foreign Ministry “welcomed the decision of the Spanish Parliament’s majority on the evening of 18 November, calling on the Spanish Government to recognize the state of Palestine. Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki expressed the Palestinian leadership’s gratitude and appreciation of Spain and the Spanish parties which approved this important and historical memo. He said: ‘This recognition reflects an advanced and historical stance of our friend, the kingdom of Spain. It is a step forward in its ties with the Palestinian people. It is in harmony with Spain’s principles and noble values which respect the international law and the resolutions of the international and humanitarian legitimacy’.” The report adds that Al-Maliki called on the Spanish Government to recognize the state of Palestine “in order to initiate serious and successful peace negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis based on the two-state solution.”___

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2014-11-20 09:19:34 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Bad as in Prometheus bad.



Bad as in Prometheus bad.

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2014-11-20 09:06:18 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The Apple Watch currently doesn't support third party native apps. Instead apps are launched on a paired iPhone and the watch acts a remote display for them and as a limited input device. The system apps on the watch do run natively. Battery life seems to be the big concern at the moment. Without an accompanying iPhone to provide compute, networking and GPS the Apple Watch is essentially a watch.

The Apple Watch currently doesn't support third party native apps. Instead apps are launched on a paired iPhone and the watch acts a remote display for them and as a limited input device. The system apps on the watch do run natively. Battery life seems to be the big concern at the moment. Without an accompanying iPhone to provide compute, networking and GPS the Apple Watch is essentially a watch.___

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2014-11-20 03:20:52 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

"When you stop pricing carbon and start paying polluters, you know you're on the wrong tram." ~ Paul Keating

Background: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-10/carbon-tax-timeline/5569118

#australia   #auspol   #tonyabbott   #COALition   #carbonprice   #carbontax   #directaction  

"When you stop pricing carbon and start paying polluters, you know you're on the wrong tram." ~ Paul Keating

Background: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-10/carbon-tax-timeline/5569118

#australia   #auspol   #tonyabbott   #COALition   #carbonprice   #carbontax   #directaction  ___

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2014-11-20 01:49:16 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-20 01:05:50 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

If you were going to go with Bing why bother doing it via Yahoo? Yahoo simply passes search requests to Microsoft and has no search capability its own. Its contract with Bing has another five years to run.

Huge change in the world of browsers and search: Firefox is changing search default from Google to Yahoo in the US. That means lots of new search volume for Yahoo -- and no doubt new revenue.___If you were going to go with Bing why bother doing it via Yahoo? Yahoo simply passes search requests to Microsoft and has no search capability its own. Its contract with Bing has another five years to run.

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2014-11-20 00:50:39 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Excellent article by Glenn Greenwald on the state of play since last year's sensational Snowden revelations. While Congress and the US government have naturally failed to reform themselves, the real changes have occurred amongst the general population. It's easy to think that nothing really has changed but that would be missing the huge sea change of attitudes.

No one trusts the US government anymore even the most naive amongst us. Nor do they trust the Silicon Valley giants anymore. The interest in encryption is now at historic high and is continuing to grow. Journalists are now learning how to use PGP as part of their daily routines. Non-Five Eyes governments and companies are building infrastructure to avoid crossing US jurisdiction. Silicon Valley's behemoths are adding end-to-end encryption to their products as market differentiators. Ordinary developers are talking about... more »

Excellent article by Glenn Greenwald on the state of play since last year's sensational Snowden revelations. While Congress and the US government have naturally failed to reform themselves, the real changes have occurred amongst the general population. It's easy to think that nothing really has changed but that would be missing the huge sea change of attitudes.

No one trusts the US government anymore even the most naive amongst us. Nor do they trust the Silicon Valley giants anymore. The interest in encryption is now at historic high and is continuing to grow. Journalists are now learning how to use PGP as part of their daily routines. Non-Five Eyes governments and companies are building infrastructure to avoid crossing US jurisdiction. Silicon Valley's behemoths are adding end-to-end encryption to their products as market differentiators. Ordinary developers are talking about protocols again.

As so often is the case the technical need for these things is often recognised years or even decades before they finally get adopted (see PGP and SSL). It really becomes a question of incentives. Snowden laid out the case very clearly and performed an immeasurably important service for us.___

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2014-11-19 13:09:19 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-19 10:48:39 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

To give you an idea how bad things are in Russia, consider this: Russians would prefer to have a leader like Tony Abbott instead of Vladimir (the Impaler) Putin.

Russian News Outlet Echo of Moscow run very interesting poll with a question: Would you like Russia to be led by a man similar to Tony Abbott? http://goo.gl/wMYr98
Result is very interesting and reflects complete clueless Russians about Australian PM. Naturally other possibility that they are fed up with Putin to such extend, that they will be happy someone like Tony Abbott running Russia for a change.___To give you an idea how bad things are in Russia, consider this: Russians would prefer to have a leader like Tony Abbott instead of Vladimir (the Impaler) Putin.

2014-11-19 09:31:17 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Maybe after this dies down they should think about rebranding:

Douchier™
Ubious™

Uber: It's GoDaddy for taxis.___Maybe after this dies down they should think about rebranding:

Douchier™
Ubious™

2014-11-19 09:00:43 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Bitchin':

"Let’s Encrypt is a new free certificate authority, built on a foundation of cooperation and openness, that lets everyone be up and running with basic server certificates for their domains through a simple one-click process."

#ft  

Bitchin':

"Let’s Encrypt is a new free certificate authority, built on a foundation of cooperation and openness, that lets everyone be up and running with basic server certificates for their domains through a simple one-click process."

#ft  ___

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2014-11-19 03:58:45 (11 comments, 6 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Fox News. Wordless.

Fox News. Wordless.___

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2014-11-19 03:58:27 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

A rough landing, but they got 60 hours of drilling, prodding and sniffing. 

A rough landing, but they got 60 hours of drilling, prodding and sniffing. ___

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2014-11-19 03:53:46 (17 comments, 8 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Via +Michel Alexandre Salim​

By depicting roads as chasms and crosswalks as rickety planks spanning them, Tingvall shows just how lopsided the the proportions of a normal urban street corner really are.

An illustration that shows how much public space we've surrendered to cars
http://www.vox.com/xpress/2014/11/18/7236471/cars-pedestrians-roads___Via +Michel Alexandre Salim​

2014-11-19 03:38:28 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

The blending of YouTube and G+ into a single system* has generally been a bad idea. I don't get all that many trolls here in G+ but the ones I do get usually come from YouTube.

YouTube comments also often necro old threads years after they have wound down. On the Android there is no way to mute these threads so I am sometimes forced to close comments on posts.

It's unlikely that I will get around to doing what +Edward Morbius​​​​​​ suggests for every single clip I share but I will consider doing so when linking important clips where the point is to stimulate an important discussion. Thoughtful commentary almost never comes from YouTube comments.

* where G+ posts with YouTube videos linked to them automatically get shared to YouTube. +1s on videos at YouTube automatically get shared on G+ (unless you turn this off)

So here's my dilemma over YouTube video posts on G+

I don't want any of my G+ activity to be reflected on YouTube.  For numerous reasons, but principle among these:

⚫ YouTube and G+ are two different communities.  The community I engage with when I'm on G+ is G+.  The community I engage with when I'm on YouTube is YouTube.  In general, I've chosen not to participate in YouTube.

⚫ And yet Google have inextricably linked the two properties.  Shares of YouTube videos on G+, plus the entire discussion thread, are posted on YouTube.  Re-shares of those posts are shared on YouTube. Comments on YT videos appear in G+ streams, and "likes" of YT videos may appear on G+ as "+1 shares" (another bad idea that simply needs to die).  I cannot dissociate my G+ ID with YT.

⚫ I'm repeatedly "helpfully" reminded by Google staff that I can create an additional ID to transact some YT activities, though there's no way to disable YT features on my G+ ID.  The rationality of this is questionable, as it's possible to independently remove a G+ ID via the "delete G+ account" feature.  Consistency?  Google's heard of it.

⚫ I consider information on what I read, listen to, and watch to be highly privileged.  I share this only deliberately and consciously.  I've declined any number of "loyalty" (e.g., snooping) cards, eBook readers (e.g., "transmit the precise book and page you're reading to central authorities"), and pay for my book purchases in cash (drawing a comment from the clerk of a now-defunct bookseller after I'd declined the offer of a "reader's card" of "Well, you're certainly consistent").

⚫ I don't trust Google.  For a number of reasons.  Its size is one, the arguments of Bruce Schneier, Eben Moglen, and Maciej Cegłowski ("The Internet with a Human Face" http://idlewords.com/bt14.htm is excellent) carry a tremendous weight.   #Nymwars  certainly didn't help, nor +Eric Schmidt's "G+ is an identity service" and "If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place."[1]  Various noises +Vic Gundotra made while burning through what was left of Google's public trust and goodwill didn't much help, though +Larry Page and +Sergey Brin haven't given any indication that Vic's solar-escape-velocity burn was any sort of aberrant exception.

⚫ Given all of this, diversifying rather than centralizing my online dramatis personae seems the better general course.  This seems markedly at odds with Google's intentions.


This means I cannot post YouTube videos on G+.  I'll use http://fixyt.com or find content on other video services instead, and strongly encourage others to do likewise.  Note that while #Vimeo shares will create a video preview and include the video title, FixYT shares don't.

It means I cannot comment on any YouTube videos shared to G+, as those comments appear on YouTube.

It means I cannot re-share any posts of YouTube videos.

To date, including YT links in comments appears to have been modestly safe, though past unilateral and retroactive changes (YT-related activity on G+ prior to the Anschluss were post-facto posted to YouTube).

I've also got little by way of tools within G+ for managing content -- especially for finding where I've actually got my activities associated with anything which appears on YouTube (or, for that matter, with any other online entity I prefer not to engage with).  One wishes, at times, that G+ exhibited some signs of familiarity with concepts such as "the Web", "Search", and "Programming".  Perhaps these aren't core competencies of its parent organization.

To avoid inadvertent participation, I've been flagging YouTube-related content.  This is only marginally successful as it will still appear in searches or when browsing people's G+ profiles (given the lack of utility of G+ streams, this is a fairly common and useful way to seek out content on G+).

Since there's no other visual distinction between YouTube and Vimeo (and possibly other video link shares), I've taken to adding tagging comments of #vimeo  to videos posted from that service.  Including the URL in your post makes this easier ;-)

I've found that using G+'s user blocking feature to avoid dealing with trolls, idiots, shills, spammers, and other types, is modestly successful.  It is in fact about the only form of content management which works modestly well.  And if you're going to continue posting YouTube videos and prefer not to have your content flagged as spam, I understand you may elect to block me in return.

It strikes me that simply blocking users who post YouTube content might be a good way to avoid it.  As with other forms of blocking, it's also a fairly effective way to winnow down the level of engagement I've got with the service -- block enough people (not that there are all that many actives), and eventually there's nothing left.

Seems that might be worth a shot.

Or I could simply pull the plug on the whole damned thing.  Though the block pathway may well be a nice transition path to that.

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1. http://www.stateofdigital.com/top-15-of-eric-schmidts-remarkable-quotes/ ___The blending of YouTube and G+ into a single system* has generally been a bad idea. I don't get all that many trolls here in G+ but the ones I do get usually come from YouTube.

YouTube comments also often necro old threads years after they have wound down. On the Android there is no way to mute these threads so I am sometimes forced to close comments on posts.

It's unlikely that I will get around to doing what +Edward Morbius​​​​​​ suggests for every single clip I share but I will consider doing so when linking important clips where the point is to stimulate an important discussion. Thoughtful commentary almost never comes from YouTube comments.

* where G+ posts with YouTube videos linked to them automatically get shared to YouTube. +1s on videos at YouTube automatically get shared on G+ (unless you turn this off)

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2014-11-19 03:22:32 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-19 01:59:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Uber are absolute scum. Support your city's taxi drivers.

At the Waverly Inn dinner, it was suggested that a plan like the one Michael floated could become a problem for Uber.

Michael responded: "Nobody would know it was us."



Uber are absolute scum. Support your city's taxi drivers.

At the Waverly Inn dinner, it was suggested that a plan like the one Michael floated could become a problem for Uber.

Michael responded: "Nobody would know it was us."

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2014-11-19 01:45:21 (0 comments, 9 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-18 22:05:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

From.Facebook: http://flowtype.org

The goal of Flow is to find errors in JavaScript code with little programmer effort. Flow relies heavily on type inference to find type errors even when the program has not been annotated - it precisely tracks the types of variables as they flow through the program.

At the same time, Flow is a gradual type system. Any parts of your program that are dynamic in nature can easily bypass the type checker, so you can mix statically typed code with dynamic code.

Flow also supports a highly expressive type language. Flow types can express much more fine-grained distinctions than traditional type systems. For example, Flow helps you catch errors involving null, unlike most type systems.



From.Facebook: http://flowtype.org

The goal of Flow is to find errors in JavaScript code with little programmer effort. Flow relies heavily on type inference to find type errors even when the program has not been annotated - it precisely tracks the types of variables as they flow through the program.

At the same time, Flow is a gradual type system. Any parts of your program that are dynamic in nature can easily bypass the type checker, so you can mix statically typed code with dynamic code.

Flow also supports a highly expressive type language. Flow types can express much more fine-grained distinctions than traditional type systems. For example, Flow helps you catch errors involving null, unlike most type systems.

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2014-11-18 12:50:10 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Introducing Lantern: One Device = Free Data Forev…: http://youtu.be/ammanyLM_ko

Introducing Lantern: One Device = Free Data Forev…: http://youtu.be/ammanyLM_ko___

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2014-11-18 10:13:08 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

sign of the times

sign of the times___

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2014-11-18 10:01:06 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Via +Xabier Ostale​​

This stuff has been going on for centuries. One feature of highly stratified class societies is they are highly exploitative (that's obvious) but also extremely violent. These abuses happen because the establishment is powerful and can suppress investigation under the law and escape prosecution.

It is however a testament to the progress our societies have made in the last 40 years that people are now more willing to come forward and report these crimes and that the police are now willing to hear them.

Its also a massive indictment of the system and evidence that these criminals are still extremely powerful that the victims have deliberately waited until their abusers had died before coming forward. It is a dangerous business taking on members of the ruling class especially when its been demonstrated that some of them are willing to murder with impunity andfor... more »

these offenses cannot be permitted to continue being brushed aside by our vile, corrupt government.___Via +Xabier Ostale​​

This stuff has been going on for centuries. One feature of highly stratified class societies is they are highly exploitative (that's obvious) but also extremely violent. These abuses happen because the establishment is powerful and can suppress investigation under the law and escape prosecution.

It is however a testament to the progress our societies have made in the last 40 years that people are now more willing to come forward and report these crimes and that the police are now willing to hear them.

Its also a massive indictment of the system and evidence that these criminals are still extremely powerful that the victims have deliberately waited until their abusers had died before coming forward. It is a dangerous business taking on members of the ruling class especially when its been demonstrated that some of them are willing to murder with impunity and for their own amusement.

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2014-11-18 08:25:11 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

"Actually, it's about ethics in toy literature."

Computer Engineer Barbie

http://pamie.com/2014/11/barbie-fucks-it-up-again/

Via +mathew​

"Actually, it's about ethics in toy literature."

Computer Engineer Barbie

http://pamie.com/2014/11/barbie-fucks-it-up-again/

Via +mathew​___

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2014-11-18 03:53:18 (24 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

For tech utopians

This is worth reading all the way through before you support any in-kind (stuff instead of money) response to any humanitarian crisis.

For tech utopians

This is worth reading all the way through before you support any in-kind (stuff instead of money) response to any humanitarian crisis.___

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2014-11-17 22:36:16 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Because the "regime change" policy has worked so well in the past. Just look at the flourishing democracies in Iraq and Libya...

So here's the idea. ISIS and Al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra have formed an alliance and are currently in the process of consolidating their power in both Syria and Iraq.

The Free Syrian Army is a largely nonexistent force of Syrian "moderates" (i.e. unvetted mercenaries) which the US hopes will defeat ISIS, Al Qaeda and the only force that is currently able to oppose the Islamists, the government of Syria*.

Sounds like a plan.

* meanwhile the Syrian government has been pushing back insurgent forces around its second largest city Aleppo. If they succeed then this will be seen not only as a defeat for ISIS but also a blow to the prestige of the United States government. 

Because the "regime change" policy has worked so well in the past. Just look at the flourishing democracies in Iraq and Libya...

So here's the idea. ISIS and Al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra have formed an alliance and are currently in the process of consolidating their power in both Syria and Iraq.

The Free Syrian Army is a largely nonexistent force of Syrian "moderates" (i.e. unvetted mercenaries) which the US hopes will defeat ISIS, Al Qaeda and the only force that is currently able to oppose the Islamists, the government of Syria*.

Sounds like a plan.

* meanwhile the Syrian government has been pushing back insurgent forces around its second largest city Aleppo. If they succeed then this will be seen not only as a defeat for ISIS but also a blow to the prestige of the United States government. ___

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2014-11-17 21:50:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

"We reaffirm our commitment to rationalise and phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption, recognising the need to support the poor." — Communique of the G20

Meanwhile the government of Queensland has been busy slashing public services and selling assets so they can bail out a coal industry that is up to it neck with troubled projects, very shady investors and low market prices.

The government has invested 8 billion dollars in the industry over the past six years. No wonder premier Newman is looking seriously at the prospect of losing his own seat at the next election.





"We reaffirm our commitment to rationalise and phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption, recognising the need to support the poor." — Communique of the G20

Meanwhile the government of Queensland has been busy slashing public services and selling assets so they can bail out a coal industry that is up to it neck with troubled projects, very shady investors and low market prices.

The government has invested 8 billion dollars in the industry over the past six years. No wonder premier Newman is looking seriously at the prospect of losing his own seat at the next election.



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2014-11-17 21:34:16 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Seems Abenomics failed to actual money into actual people's pockets. Krugman has been promoting Japan's way of doing things so it will be interesting to hear his take on this.

Seems Abenomics failed to actual money into actual people's pockets. Krugman has been promoting Japan's way of doing things so it will be interesting to hear his take on this.___

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2014-11-17 21:22:59 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Trouble brewing in Ferguson. It's unlikely that police officer Wilson will be charged with anything.

Trouble brewing in Ferguson. It's unlikely that police officer Wilson will be charged with anything.___

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2014-11-17 21:03:33 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

And people voted for this.

And people voted for this.___

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2014-11-17 12:28:47 (0 comments, 10 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-17 10:49:40 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Buy Australian beach real estate.

Buy Australian beach real estate.___

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2014-11-17 10:37:36 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Even the 1% has a 1% (!) and the income gap between filthy rich and rolling in it and the stratospherically rich hyper billionaires is widening rapidly.

"r > g" —Thomas Piketty

The 99% of the 1% really need to rise up and demand better wages and conditions.

Now, however, the jet market is splitting in two. Sales of the largest, most expensive private jets — including private jumbo jets — are soaring, with higher prices and long waiting lists. Smaller, cheaper jets, however, are piling up on the nation’s private-jet tarmacs with big discounts and few buyers.

“The real demand is at the very top,” said Mr. Rushton, the president of Aviatrade, a private-jet brokerage and advisory company. “The big guys, the billionaires, have plenty of money, and they’re buying. But the middle and lower end has been much slower to recover from thecrisis.”... more »

Even the 1% has a 1% (!) and the income gap between filthy rich and rolling in it and the stratospherically rich hyper billionaires is widening rapidly.

"r > g" —Thomas Piketty

The 99% of the 1% really need to rise up and demand better wages and conditions.

Now, however, the jet market is splitting in two. Sales of the largest, most expensive private jets — including private jumbo jets — are soaring, with higher prices and long waiting lists. Smaller, cheaper jets, however, are piling up on the nation’s private-jet tarmacs with big discounts and few buyers.

“The real demand is at the very top,” said Mr. Rushton, the president of Aviatrade, a private-jet brokerage and advisory company. “The big guys, the billionaires, have plenty of money, and they’re buying. But the middle and lower end has been much slower to recover from the crisis.”___

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2014-11-17 10:23:22 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-17 10:11:23 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

#G20   #g20brisbane   #tonyabbott   #australia   #auspol  

#G20   #g20brisbane   #tonyabbott   #australia   #auspol  ___

2014-11-17 09:10:58 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

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