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Andreas Schou has been shared in 69 public circles

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Irina Sadokhina19,423Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle   . This #circle    is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle  . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle   . Apr. 21st, just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circles   #circlecirclecircle   #circlescirclescircles   #circleshare   #hyperball   #plusmastermind   #crazycircles   #circleoftheweek  2014-04-14 16:53:094557959120CC G+
Irina Sadokhina18,499Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle  . This #circle is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle  . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle   . Apr. 14th, just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circleshare   #circlescirclescircles   #circlecircle   #circlecirclecircle   #circles   #hyperball   #plusmastermind   #crazycircles  2014-04-08 12:47:424927152105CC G+
Irina Sadokhina17,311Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle  . This #circle   is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle  . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle . Apr. 7th, just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circlecirclecircle   #circles   #circlescirclescircles   #circleshared   #crazycircles   #hyperball   #plusmastermind   #circleoftheweek  2014-03-31 18:07:204536761108CC G+
Irina Sadokhina16,720Hello my dear friends!!! This is my weekly #mondaycircle  . This #circle   is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last mondaycircle . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle    on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next  #mondaycircle   , March 31st. just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circles   #circlecirclecircle   #circlecirclecircle   #circlescirclescircles   #hyperball   #crazycircles   #plusmastermind   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheweek   #circleoftheday  2014-03-24 18:59:534707758121CC G+
Irina Sadokhina15,346Hello my dear friends!!!HELLO! This is my weekly  #mondaycircle . This  #circle   is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last  #mondaycircle . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome  #circle   on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next  #mondaycircle   , March 17th just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circles   #circlecircle   #circlescirclescircles   #hyperball   #rustyball   #crazycircles   #plusmastermind  2014-03-11 16:53:09467705499CC G+
Константин Вишневский44,825Circle of the Most Active Users of Google+A Very Social CircleКруг наиболее активных пользователей Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow2014-02-12 15:12:36462483278CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky64,592Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-02-07 07:45:58497553488CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky76,199Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-15 08:21:34499531985CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky61,999Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-14 04:50:25498451783CC G+
Artur Mashnich43,991A Very Social CircleCircle of the Most Active Users of Google+Круг наиболее активных пользователей Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.#Forfriends  2014-01-11 14:37:57478421773CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky61,336Good morning / evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг / This social circle #EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-09 04:51:54498402470CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky59,714This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2013-12-29 11:29:44478301059CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky73,777This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2013-12-29 11:02:20500341261CC G+
Константин Вишневский39,554Circle of people, with active life position in Google+Simple To be added PLUS the post Share the post and Add the circle. Once you have done this let me know in the commentsКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+Просто быть добавлены PLUS сообщению Share пост и добавить круг. После того как вы сделали это, дайте мне знать в комментарияхIf you agree that this is a great circle, please re-share!2013-12-29 06:03:17464432674CC G+
Artur Mashnich41,058A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.2013-12-20 06:25:07479472561CC G+
Vladimir Samsonov23,289Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-12-05 12:35:51501553482CC G+
Константин Вишневский35,785Circle of people, with active life position in Google+Simple To be added PLUS the post Share the post and Add the circle. Once you have done this let me know in the commentsКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+Просто быть добавлены PLUS сообщению Share пост и добавить круг. После того как вы сделали это, дайте мне знать в комментарияхIf you agree that this is a great circle, please re-share!#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-11-24 15:07:31464442373CC G+
Jan Havrda20,092Deep Thinkers.2013-11-15 00:06:31141216CC G+
Matteo Pelucchi3,024Circle of #topengagers  1. Plus this post. (Original post)2. Comment on this post.3. Reshare this circle publically to your stream.4. Don’t be a blue head.Have a wonderful Wednesday increasing your #popularityTnks to +Alessandro Folghera and +Rusty Ferguson  #tuesdaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday        #sharewithyou        #circlefriday   #circlethursday  #followme     #followers #followback#circle #googleplus    #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles     #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles    #circleshare    2013-09-11 07:31:19397441846CC G+
Alessandro Folghera12,080Another special #sharedcircle  to be added among your circlesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircles), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)      (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)If you come accross Google error messages, incorporating my circles, please provide me the error, I'm classifying these errors. Have a wonderful weekend and a better popularityKeep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104   #saturdaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday        #sharewithyou         #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus    #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #afo #myseoissocial     #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles    2013-09-07 15:52:43397352053CC G+
Richard Green25,294Engagers Showcase Circle, September 5 2013If you received a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. Because I ran out of room, some of the engagers on very recent posts will be included next time.As always, reshares are appreciated, and I look forward to seeing everyone's links. Thanks for reading my posts!2013-09-06 01:37:50501254131250CC G+
Brian Wolfe22,328I haven't shared a circle in a long time. Maybe too long.Anyways.. Here is the circle that my browser spends the most time on.   Just in case I become a petulant child and walk away (not that I'm planning on doing so , just in case.)2013-08-22 05:36:251941335CC G+
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 09:59:4539032733CC G+
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 14:06:1838425936CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu4,802I have added version 2 of +Richard Green's  Popular Choice, re-freshed with my nucleus of Invincible circle and brushed of inactive accounts :)If you are notified, you're in, of course :)Thank you for sharing!2013-06-17 10:29:4338924937CC G+
Richard Green16,268Here'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, +2013-06-17 04:33:32384693082CC G+
Christy Sandhoff10,119Richard Green originally shared:Remember the Much Better than the Average Circle circles I used to share?  Well, this circle is much better even than those.  The people in this circle were recommended for inclusion in response to my call for nominations, and there are some really interesting profiles in here.  If you've never added a circle before, this one would make a good Starter Circle.I'd especially like to thank +Dirk Talamasca, +Ed Ross, +Korinne M Jackman, +Nina MJ and +Tim Utzig, each of whom suggested a large number of profiles for the circle.  I think I added everyone who was tagged in the nomination post; sorry if I missed anyone.And here's the circle.2013-06-04 04:14:1033821830CC G+
Richard Green15,407Remember the Much Better than the Average Circle circles I used to share?  Well, this circle is much better even than those.  The people in this circle were recommended for inclusion in response to my call for nominations, and there are some really interesting profiles in here.  If you've never added a circle before, this one would make a good Starter Circle.I'd especially like to thank +Dirk Talamasca, +Ed Ross, +Korinne M Jackman, +Nina MJ and +Tim Utzig, each of whom suggested a large number of profiles for the circle.  I think I added everyone who was tagged in the nomination post; sorry if I missed anyone.And here's the circle.2013-06-02 14:20:43338532176CC G+
AyJay Schibig16,440ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! Circles I am curating:21ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS (1&2), ALL KINDS, DISCOVERY, FULL CIRCLE,SOCIAL, ECLECTIC,ENGAGERS, AWESOME, NEW HORIZONS and BOOST#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-04-13 06:43:023024213CC G+
AyJay Schibig15,217ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! Circles I am curating:21ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS (1&2), ALL KINDS, DISCOVERY, FULL CIRCLE,SOCIAL, ECLECTIC,ENGAGERS, AWESOME, NEW HORIZONS and BOOST#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-03-02 11:23:44245206CC G+
Mohammad Rahimi2,027I would like to share this circle of people i follow their posts.2013-02-25 05:38:581061928CC G+
Ian Herndon8,223Shared Circle Time! - G+ Community Moderators (4 of x)Re-Share to help moderators easily connect with one another!Now that Google has launched Communities there has been a ton of activity by people to create communities relating to their interests, join ones created by others, and meet other creators in an effort to learn more and more new ways to build and contribute to G+ Communities. +Community Moderators is an example of a page/community dedicated specifically to having a single place where all moderators can join in discussion around just that.I have been hard at work creating Circles that consist of Community Moderators and Owners only. My hope is to be able to help others expand their network of friends to also include like minded people dabbling in the Community space too. In the near future I intend to eventually group these moderator circles into smaller more targeted ones tailored to specific interests. So with that said, here's our circles!G+ Community Moderators & Owners Circle (1 of x) - 12/31/2012https://plus.google.com/u/0/110099838681495349209/posts/ETe6deLAMq2G+ Community Moderators & Owners Circle (2 of x) - 12/31/2012https://plus.google.com/u/0/110099838681495349209/posts/7i2DXeQpknnG+ Community Moderators & Owners Circle (3 of x) - 12/31/2012https://plus.google.com/u/0/110099838681495349209/posts/j1rsi9YGGVgG+ Community Moderators & Owners Circle (4 of x) - 1/12/2013https://plus.google.com/u/0/110099838681495349209/posts/VFUjZcifXPQ#Community   #Moderators   #Owners   #Communities   #Circle   #SharedCircles   #CircleShare2013-01-12 15:28:345005210CC G+
AyJay Schibig13,588ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2013-01-10 07:15:50257003CC G+
Nils Tschampel2,828The Cream of the Crop of December 2012What's this?On +CircleCount everyday some very interesting persons are choosen and recommended. These are persons without hundreds of thousands of followers but with a lot of interesting content. You won't find silent people here leading the rankings, but interesting people that are worth to be followed.You can find the Cream of the Crop daily here:http://www.circlecount.com/daily/Past Cream of the Crop circles:November 2012: http://goo.gl/LSQjcOctober 2012: http://goo.gl/ohdceSeptember 2012: http://goo.gl/ie3VNAugust 2012: http://goo.gl/5vUUPJuly 2012: http://goo.gl/oAemEJune 2012: http://goo.gl/YZt1yMay 2012: http://goo.gl/4Tq43April 2012: http://goo.gl/NvbKjMarch 2012: http://goo.gl/3auLoFebruary 2012: http://goo.gl/TWYpKJanuary 2012: http://goo.gl/HBdHbDecember 2011: http://goo.gl/RBCpgNovember 2011: http://goo.gl/x6TJkOctober 2011: http://goo.gl/2xVn92013-01-08 19:52:4728412410CC G+
AyJay Schibig12,717ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-21 06:26:433277010CC G+
AyJay Schibig12,080ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-12 04:23:1442210216CC G+
Zbynek Kysela1,918BEST SHARED CIRCLE - Share, share, share!===================================HOW TO BE PART OF IT: 1) Add this circle to your circles -> Add circle2) Share added circle with option "include yourself in shared circle". Done. You're welcome :) ZbynekMy entire social presence:*****************************http://xeeme.com/bouchac*****************************2012-12-07 20:33:1441920625CC G+
Kurt Smith14,400Thought Provokers Circle Share - Who's Made You Think Lately?Who's Made You Think Lately? Are they in this circle? For me, +Dede Craig King had me really going last Monday, +Lacerant Plainer always gets me thinking, and just a few days ago it was +Randy Hilarski.Here's latest round of the Thought Provokers Circle. This is an #awesomesauce  circle of great plussers who will make you think (we're all trying anyway). The cool thing about this circle is that you had to be recommended by someone else to get in.Add & Reshare so others can discover these awesome people to follow. Current members please update your circle. If you'd like to join in, please suggest 3-5 people and tell why they make you think. #circleshare   #circles   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharepubliccircle   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles  2012-12-04 15:53:26287703163CC G+
Brunner Nathan0Some people that comment and follow back.Don't forget to give a share and a plus one.#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circlesharing #publiccircle #circles2012-11-29 18:03:5327515317CC G+
Mj Bedford0Shared Circle Saturday My #peace   #circle  Thank you allI circle people who circle meand I refresh this circle Peace2012-11-11 04:03:07258426CC G+
Kurt Smith6,542Thought Provokers Circle Share -- Plussers Who 'Make You Go Hmm...'Next round of the Thought Provokers Circle. An amazing circle of great plussers who will make you think, well maybe. Here's some of the people and wisdom inside:"And a few of us that make you go "HUH???" from +Bearman Cartoons. " Ummmm.... I suddenly feel like I'm back in grade school again and the entire class is giving me the look... You're going to get your arse kicked at recess!!!! said +Frank Garufi Jr.. Check out and discover some new people - I've met +Dede Craig King, +Susanne Ramharter, +MommyLovesTech.Add & Reshare so others can discover these awesome people to follow. Current members please update your circle. If you'd like to join in, please suggest 3-5 people and why they make you think.#circles   #circle   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  +Full Circle +Circles +CIRCLES on Google+ 2012-10-31 14:11:37275933482CC G+
Kurt Smith4,603Thought Provokers Circle -- Plussers Who 'Make You Go Hmm...'Round 2 of the Thought Provokers Circle. An amazing circle of great plussers who will make you think! New additions include +Thomas Power, +Bobbi Jo Woods and dozens of others.Add & Reshare so others can discover these awesome people to follow. If you'd like to join in, please suggest 3-5 people and why they make you think.#circles   #circle   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   +Full Circle +Circles +CIRCLES on Google+ 2012-10-17 13:52:172561193675CC G+
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 19:10:48484703259CC G+
Kurt Smith3,250Plussers Who 'Make You Go Hmm...' Circle ShareHere's round 1 of the Thought Provokers Circle. Last week I asked who people follow because their posts make you think. The post (  http://bit.ly/WdN9HG) snowballed and here's the result - an amazing circle of great plussers who wil make you think!Add them and check them out, and discover some really cool new people to follow on G+. Please reshare with your followers to expand the thinking.If you'd like to join in, suggest 3-5 people and why they make you think. #circles   #circle   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #circlesharing  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #publiccircles  #publicsharedcircles  +Full Circle +CIRCLES on Google+  +Circles 2012-10-02 13:37:49218505158CC G+
Alister Macintyre9,520Here is my circle of people who like to (and have demonstrated capability of) having a civilized conversation about Current Events from a Progressive point of view.2012-09-11 06:05:57252533CC G+
Ronald Gainey0+r brett mothershead checked in on Google+ the other day, only to complain that all he saw was something about Britney Spears' uncle. I told him he needed to broaden his horizons and said I could share some circles. I'm actually too lazy and distracted to curate a distinct, public circle of my own, so I'm borrowing this old circle I took from +Andreas Schou. Two slight tweaks to this circle 1) I added Andreas himself to the circle, because I don't think you show up in your own circles, and 2) I was in the original version of this circle, but I think I was dropped for the same reason.  (#2 may well be a reason to discount the judgment of the original curator.)2012-08-25 14:59:2318301CC G+
Circle Plus3,318Circle update: CP-4+Circle Plus#addcircle #sharedcircles #googleplus #googlepluscircles #circleplus #sharecircle #googleplusmembers #plusmembers #page #circles   #circlesharing   #circleshare   #publiccircles  #publicsharedcircles  #sharingcircle  #BestSharedCircle2012-07-28 11:21:35475000CC G+
Andreas Schou3,113It's been a while since I shared this circle. But this is the circle I have turned up to full-blast. In any case, if you're just joining us: my feed is generally more esoteric than the circle which probably sent you here. While I'm interested in politics, I normally don't have a lot to say about the horse race. Most of what you'll get here will be policy, plus economics, law, history, neuroscience, medicine, and large block quotes from late 18th-century documents. I'm also read by a lot of people who disagree with me. I'd describe my general political outlook as 'pragmatic left-libertarian.' But if you encounter someone you disagree with, or disagree with me, then (a) don't feed the trolls, and (b) practice bad-faith good-faith. Pretend you're responding to the most reasonable interpretation of the post you just read. I'll do the same for you, and will expect everyone else in the crowd to do the same.In any case, hi. Who are you and what brought you here?2012-07-17 15:58:5559501CC G+
Andrea Laford1,039This is 500 people (the limit I can share) from my 1000+ Sci-Fi circle. Warning: My posts that I share to this circle mostly contain very revealing DOCTOR WHO SPOILERS from current filming! I don't know how I go about sharing the rest of my circle without duplicate people. Maybe someone can help me. 2012-07-06 12:19:24500958CC G+
Craig Froehle4,629467 Plussers Well Worth FollowingSome curated recommendations to make your Tuesday a bit more interesting. I kept this circle largely free of celebrities, pages, and organizations, so these should (nearly) all be actual people. Enjoy!By the way, topic-wise, it's a bit of a potpourri, but with emphasis on technology, science, progressive politics, skepticism, and other fascinating things.Note that I don't always agree with everyone in this circle, so don't take this as an endorsement of their ideas...merely that they tend to be thoughtful when presenting them.2012-07-03 14:29:094671718CC G+


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2014-04-23 16:15:37 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)

Q: When should you clear out the old spacecraft to make room for the new ones? A: Over my dead body.

The amount of money it will take to keep Opportunity operating can probably be found in the James Webb Space Telescope's couch cushions. And the article's conclusion nicely summarizes why canceling MER and other long-term missions would be a terrible idea.

In particular, his point about such missions being where many junior people get their start is a terrific one; I saw that many times, as new folks rotated through MER to pick up experience on their way to other jobs.

I hope NASA isn't as dumb as I suspect they are.

Via +Barbara Cohen.

2014-04-22 22:05:56 (15 comments, 7 reshares, 24 +1s)

This study, by Gilens and Page, has been cited as proof that the US is an oligarchy, not a democracy. This is not precisely the case. 

Here's the actual conclusion: between the years of 1982 and 2002, policy models incorporating popular opinion have only slightly more predictive power than models incorporating only elite opinion. Every part of that conclusion is subtly different than "America is an oligarchy."

First, look at the time range. Politically, the years 1982 to 2002 are an anomaly: due to the permanent realignment of the Democratic South, the only years of undivided government were 1993 and 1994 -- and even during those years, the Democratic majority was constrained by its reliance on conservative Senators. During the entire period of the survey, it has been unusually difficult to get anything passed at all.

Second, look at the power actually... more »

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2014-04-22 18:39:09 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Some of these arguments for sweatshops are relatively good -- particularly, that they're often the best of bad options. But the author misses the full scope of the best argument against them:

The options of sweatshop workers are limited largely because the “employing classes” [...] have colluded with governments in the developing world to limit them by engaging in the unjust seizure of land, restricting unionization, enforcing intellectual property rights, erecting barriers to trade, and so on.

This is an inadvertent strawman. It's not that home-country policies have caused the poverty which makes sweatshops a viable business model -- although that may also be the case. It's that home-country policies keep sweatshops as sweatshops even when the bargaining power of sweatshop workers should naturally increase.

The same phenomena that lead to the growth ofswe... more »

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2014-04-21 21:33:33 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)

> Extremism has been getting a bad rap lately. It gets blamed for acts of terror, for political dysfunction, and for general cruelty and hatred. Few people will admit to being an extremist; the ones who do often appear unreasonable and difficult to work with. Extremism is opposed moderation, which is the reasonable and practical demeanor we are all urged to adopt. Moderation isn't just the alternative to extremism, it is also claimed to be the tactic best used to counter extremism where it lies.

Michael Kazin recently attempted a defense of extremism (and, by proxy, of Ted Cruz) in the New Republic (http://goo.gl/ouIy8t):

> Sometimes, those who take an inflexible, radical position hasten a purpose that years later is widely hailed as legitimate and just. Extremism is the coin of conviction, whether virtuous or malign. It forces middle-roaders to crush the disrupter or... more »

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2014-04-21 19:33:19 (27 comments, 4 reshares, 21 +1s)

This Catholic account of the trial of Giordano Bruno is right on Bruno -- he was a crackpot -- but wrong on everything else that matters. The medieval Church incubated the first departures from Aristotelian science, but only with extraordinary reluctance.

The only reason that the scholastics that invented the scientific method ever got a foothold is because they were under temporary protection. Ockham and Bacon, for instance, were both protected during the most productive years of their careers by important figures within the Church or State. They and many of their similarly-minded contemporaries died in poverty, house arrest, and exile for their dissent.

Bruno was not, in particular, a scientist, but insofar as Catholics were responsible for science in the West, the impetus came from Franciscans who were very much outside the mainstream both of the institutional church and of their... more »

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2014-04-18 19:28:34 (34 comments, 11 reshares, 15 +1s)

At the moment, if you use a coupon or like a General Mills product on Facebook, you permanently forfeit the right to resolution of any case against them in a public court. Instead, you're required to go through arbitration. 

This is insane. 

It will probably stand.

The issue of arbitrability is, itself, arbitable. A contract can delegate questions about the validity of its arbitration clause, and the unconscionability of same, to the arbitrator himself The trial court (if any such thing exists) is left with no other questions than "does a contract exist." If it does, then all questions related to arbitration are left for the arbitrator to decide. 

It is conceivable that an appellate court, faced with a decision on this contract, would decide that the FAA did not contemplate arbitration clauses this insane. It's even conceivable that thear... more »

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2014-04-17 20:07:27 (28 comments, 4 reshares, 19 +1s)

Unsurprisingly, there is very small demographic difference between the people who have been unemployed for short and long durations. They are about the same in terms of education, about the same in terms of hours worked, about the same in terms of industry. The difference?

The long-term unemployed lost their jobs at or near the bottom of the labor recession. The short-term unemployed did not. That's either (a) all there is, or (b) there is some je ne sais quoi which correlates heavily with whether you lose your job during the recession. 

Occam's Razor favors (a) over (b).

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2014-04-16 22:56:27 (17 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s)

"The study, reported in the Nursing Standard magazine, found all the 250 patients aged between four and 16 they quizzed disliked the use of clowns, with even the older ones finding them scary."

There is more agreement that clowns are scary than that the Earth orbits the sun. There is more agreement that clowns are scary than there is that lizard people do not secretly rule the country. Why are there clowns?

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2014-04-16 20:09:47 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)

There's been a general tendency among Russophiles to accuse the West of hypocrisy in supporting independence for Kosovo but union for Crimea and Ukraine. This assumes a general majoritarian principle.

And this is sort of true.

I'm generally a majoritarian about this sort of thing: my argument against the ethics (rather than the legality) Southern exit was not that white Southerners didn't have a right to a morally neutral exit, but rather that black Southerners didn't get to vote about whether they would like to continue to be ruled by the people who were presently oppressing them. With that in mind,  I think I can articulate a single good-faith rule that governs regions seeking exit, and which isn't wholly majoritarian:

Insofar as it is practicable, people should not be obligated to live under the government of their most recent oppressors. This covers... more »

2014-04-16 19:59:10 (29 comments, 3 reshares, 26 +1s)

Elsethread, someone asked me where my libertarian sympathies actually lie and where they end. Well, they're here:

I'd like people to be able to do pretty much whatever they want. I mean, basically anything they want to do. Regulation is a pain in the ass. Basically every law is an impingement on liberty, or can be abused to that end, and when the quantity of laws outstrips our abilities to comply, abusive patterns can emerge from the merely discretionary behavior of authorities.

I think, fundamentally, that people should be able to organize in whatever way they please, and that the government's essential function should be sorting out the problems they cause each other in the process of organizing themselves.

The problem being is that, in the real world, the state of nature is basically horrible. We starve. We get sick. We isolate ourselves or each other. Even... more »

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2014-04-16 02:10:37 (17 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)

"Tyler Cowen, a professor of economics at George Mason University, argues that the very definitions of labor and capital are arbitrary. Instead, he looks around the world to find the relatively scarce factors of production and finds two: natural resources, which are dwindling, and good ideas, which can reach larger markets than ever before.

If you possess one of those, then you will reap most of the rewards of growth. If you don’t, you will not."

I find this plausible, but of course I would, due to confirmation bias: it suggests that Georgist resource taxation and weakening IP protections, both policies I favor on general efficiency and equity grounds, would also reduce inequality.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/16/business/economy/tech-leaps-job-losses-and-rising-inequality.html?_r=0

2014-04-15 04:31:50 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)

WTB 1x guerilla home improvement team, fixing roofs and repainting siding to force recalculation of tax basis.

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2014-04-15 02:10:05 (52 comments, 150 reshares, 109 +1s)

Q: So, why is Silicon Valley studded with an implausibly large number of abandoned barns, shacks, and other things that don't look like they belong here?

A: Because this all used to be orchards. This all made sense, fifty years ago.

Q: Right, but shouldn't they have, like, torn them down by now?

A: No. Abandoned barns in Silicon Valley are a better investment than historical stock market returns.

Q: Wouldn't they be an even better investment if there were, like, usable buildings on the land?

A: No.

Q: You have got to be shitting me.

A: Proposition 13 makes abandoned barns an enormously lucrative investment. You see, the assessed value of a piece of property is capped at a rate well below the rate of increase in property values out here. So you can just get the... more »

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2014-04-14 22:14:48 (23 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s)

Self-aggrandizing nonsense.

If unemployment is structural, not cyclical, then you would expect that there would be significant differences between the long-term unemployed and the employed. You would expect that there would be structural shifts in training for people who have entered college since the beginning of the recession, and an increasing skill premium across fields where there is an undersupply of labor. You would expect that job losses would be concentrated in the 50-65 band, as employers moved to clear out older workers with outdated skills.

None of these are the case. The long-term unemployed and the employed are similarly situated. Other than a drop in law school admissions, there has been no significant shift in training. Wages are flat, even among the working rich. And the job losses are concentrated among the young.

It may be that the poor response to the... more »

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2014-04-14 15:51:09 (24 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)

I find this unlikely. Not that the NSA knew about Heartbleed; not that they would have exploited it had they known. Rather, I find it unlikely that anyone "familiar with the matter" would tell a journalist that they had known about the bug for at least two years, especially given NSA's rather strict segregation between the people who research vulnerabilities, people who deploy vulnerabilities, and analysts.

The reason is simple: the commit that created Heartbleed is dated March 14, 2012. At the time the bug was discovered, it had been in the wild for a little over two years and three weeks. NSA could not have known about it for any longer than the lower bound that Bloomberg was given.

2014-04-12 03:02:31 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 39 +1s)

"So this SEO copywriter walks into a bar, grill, pub, public house, Irish bar, bartender, drinks, beer, wine, liquor"

2014-04-11 20:12:47 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

Surely, I thought, a book on the rising delta between returns to capital  and economic growth would discuss codetermination and other schemes to allocate returns to capital more generally.

No, as it turns out, it's just about tax. 

And this is odd. As it stands, Piketty's plan is to concede that there will be vast and increasing returns to capital, ensure that the flows of capital exit firms and enter the control of the powerful, and then try to seize that capital back from the powerful. This seems like a terrible idea that will become a worse idea the longer it goes on, for several reasons:

(1) The powerful are, tautologically, powerful. A policy that relies on the continuous diversion of capital streams after those streams enter the control of the rich will be subject to tremendous political friction. 

(2) The rich will becomeinc... more »

2014-04-11 16:10:18 (61 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)

It is dark here. You might be eaten by a grue.

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2014-04-11 15:57:36 (30 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

TIL: Unicode supports cuneiform. G+'s names policy does not. I can't change my name to [DINGIR] Andreas Schou.

This is probably a good policy.

2014-04-09 22:53:57 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

So, at lunch today, I sat in for an author talk with Jeremy Rifkin. A few notes on The Zero Marginal Cost Society, which I have not yet read:

Basically, the argument is that there are exponential trends in computation, energy, and logistics, and that this will eventually lead to zero-marginal-cost economics like those that exist in information products like books, music and software. 

But "zero marginal cost," in the book's terms, is not zero marginal cost. It's, rather, "marginal cost too cheap to meter," meaning that the cost of bothering to calculate the cost of additional instances of a good or service is more expensive than the cost of failing to do so. This is a somewhat better argument: after all, the cost of pushing electrons around to create new instances of music or software is not precisely zero, but best treated as a diffuse externality with... more »

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2014-04-09 22:17:39 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)

When Ray Massia Hewitt (our then BPP minister of education) and I went to the Scandinavian countries (Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland) in January of 1969 little did I realize that I was being set up by the FBI-CIA COINTELPRO operations to go into exile. In Fact at that late 1968-69 time we did not know nor use the term “COINTELPRO” (COunter INTELligence PROgram) in reference to the FBI-fascist Nixon lead government. There had been a protest we organized in front of the federal buildings in San Francisco about freeing Huey and also protesting the fact that the passport office was denying me, Bobby Seale, a passport to travel to Scandinavia. That is what the several hundred people protest gathering that we organized in front of the federal building location in San Francisco was about. And then a few weeks after the protest Ray and I were suddenly granted passports to travel to Scandinavia. We flew onSca... more »

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2014-04-09 19:59:39 (22 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)

The Statue of Liberty has become the most cherished symbol of the United States of America. What we were NOT taught in school were the truly significant facts regarding the true nature of the Statue. Those pertinent facts that remain largely unknown revolve around the true history of the Statue’s inception as well as the meaning and significance behind the statue: http://humansarefree.com/2014/04/the-secret-worship-of-illuminati-statue.html#sthash.B6p4g8DL.dpuf

2014-04-08 20:54:46 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

Page 3

Djehuti: Malelingua? Hebrew? Chinese? English? Greek?
George: Some.  Not enough for a conversation.
Djehuti: English, then, I presume?
George: English.
Djehuti: Very good. You’re composed; put together.  Good memory. I take it you know where you are?
George: Quite. I’m damned, not daft.
Djehuti: A quick learner. Also good.
George: You’re to be my torturer, then?
Djehuti: No.  A Censor. Djehuti, of the Archive.
George: Poetic. I’m to be chained forever before a censor. Fine,
then. If we’re to be wed, you may call me George.

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Djehuti: You misapprehend. You merit neither eternal torture nor my eternal attention. I will ask a few questions for the Census. At which point—as a runner—I’m afraid you’ll bepressed into the Princ... more »

2014-04-08 20:25:02 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

TRAVEL

The southward journey south from Pride to Despair demands difficult choices of the traveler. He must first contend with whether to pass through Lust or Wrath. This author travelled nude through the principality of Lust, trusting in the traditional scholar’s disfigurement to guard him from the depredations of its inhabitants. Most lay travelers are unreasonably unwilling to adopt such a disfigurement, and this choice is therefore of little note. However, in continuing this journey beyond Lust and Wrath, the traveler must then choose Gluttony, Avarice, or Envy.

This latter choice is the subject of this essay.

First, rule out Envy. Traveler, do you possess a riding beast? You will be assaulted by those who must walk. Fine traveling clothes? Set upon by those in rags. Fine saddlebags, competent servants? Death by those without. Those that walk, maimedby the maim... more »

2014-04-08 17:02:59 (18 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)

LABOR

After designing the city of Omphalos, which some call Pandemonium, and the city of Ds, the architect Mulciber turned his attentions to the mountainous South. Here, the burning river Flegeton flows from the peak of the Tyrant's Fang. In the caverns beneath it, he committed to build the third great city of Hell: the mountain fortress of Urzei, which he now rules.

At the heart of the city, a great wheel turns a groaning grind, powering the bellows which evacuate firedamp from the city above and the mines below. Without the work of innumerable slaves, the tunnels beneath the city would fill with combustible vapors, and the slightest spark from the Flegeton would immolate us all. To Northerners, it seems mad that we would live suspended on the knife's edge of disaster. 

But it is reason itself. To illustrate, an anecdote:

Some time ago, I was... more »

2014-04-08 00:29:30 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)

The Alchian-Allen effect occurs when adding a fixed cost to substitutes which vary in price: demand for the higher priced substitute will increase. This happens because the relative price of two substitutes is the relevant metric in determining demand. When deciding between two goods, we maximize the value we receive from them.

Say that there are two movie theaters in the nearest city and you will burn two $4 gallons of gas on the whole trip in to see one. The dollar theater is currently playing Thriller IV: the Reaganing and the Monoplex is playing How I Met Your Lawyers with tickets costing $1 and $5 respectively. If you lived next to the theaters, HIMYL would need to be 5 times better than T4; but if you're already burning $8 in gas, then HIMYL need only be 1.44 times better. And sure enough, people behave as you would expect: they take in more expensive movies less often when they have to... more »

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2014-04-08 00:25:44 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 14 +1s)

FYI:  You need to update your openssl now.

Your favorite Linux distro probably has the update already queued up.  Just do it.

EDIT:  After update, verify that nothing is still using the old deleted version:
    sudo lsof -n | grep ssl | grep DEL

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2014-04-07 23:34:41 (29 comments, 4 reshares, 37 +1s)

 
Point of order: actually, no one is paying for it. What you are paying for with health insurance is a risk model, not individual products.

With that in mind, it's worth hammering the table again about the power-law distribution of costs in healthcare markets. Prenatal care, pregnancy, and birth are a substantial fraction of women's lifetime healthcare costs, second only to end-of-life costs. Birth control is a rounding error. So, in the context of the model, the question is pretty simple: do the number of births averted by payment for birth control offset the cost of the birth control over a lifetime?

The answer most health insurance companies had come to before Obamacare implementation was "yes." In that context, not providing birth control is actually the service you have to pay for, not the inverse.

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2014-04-06 05:56:07 (31 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)

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2014-04-05 02:29:53 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)

Letting the exchange rate between money and antimoney float on the free market sounds like a rather interesting idea.  I look forward to the Swiss building a big underground circle for more research into experimental banking.

2014-04-05 02:26:39 (14 comments, 15 reshares, 40 +1s)

“They licked one another as if they were food, but they were not food.”

2014-04-04 21:28:41 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)

None of these things would create jobs. The oil and gas industry, in particular, is kind of a jobs phantom. Roughly half a million people work in that sector. It would take 30% gains in energy sector employment each year to make a noticeable dent in the employment picture. "Education and job training" are always illusions as well: education programs tend to concentrate on K-12, meaning they lag by as little as four and as many as twenty years; "job training" most often means attempting to move people into the construction trades, increasing the skewness in employment which caused so many problems in 2006-7. Small businesses don't need "protection" from Obamacare, either: small businesses are exempt from coverage mandates. 

Everything here is simply incorrect and betrays a fundamental misunderstanding of the economy. Employment is fundamentally about thed... more »

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2014-03-31 03:44:24 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)

Actually, Tyler Cowen pepper-sprayed during lecture.

wat

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2014-03-30 00:40:22 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 4 +1s)

2014-03-29 21:32:58 (32 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)

I believe that someone's private ethics must be followed unless we're reasonably certain that true ethics are contrary to them. To do so is praiseworthy; to fail is blameworthy.

I will give some examples:

(1) You are a trained lifeguard on a hiking trip and you see a child in the lake yelling they cannot swim and believe you have an ethical obligation to save him. If you do not choose to save him, you are blameworthy.

(2) A similar setup as (1) but, as it turns out, the child was having a joke in poor taste and easily swims to the other shore as you near him. You would still have been blameworthy to not try because you believed you had that ethical obligation.

(3) A similar setup as (1) but the child is clearly of a hated ethnic minority and you believe that you have an obligation to swim out and make sure he drowns. You would have not been blameworthy if... more »

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2014-03-26 02:56:23 (23 comments, 10 reshares, 56 +1s)

Does anyone need an HDMI to Garden hose cable?

2014-03-26 02:13:29 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 39 +1s)

Forebrain: Well, you keep saying you like being in over your head. Besides, how hard can this possibly be? You just need to sit down and systematically --

Hindbrain: AAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Forebrain: -- figure out a series of difficult things. You didn't expect there to be less than two novels worth of stuff to know, right? Could you have read two novels by --

Hindbrain: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Forebrain: -- now.

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2014-03-23 15:48:50 (30 comments, 6 reshares, 21 +1s)

Today's New York Times international edition front page in Pakistan vs in most countries

Via @QasimNaumam and @AleemMaqbool

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2014-03-23 04:02:29 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

One thought about the NSA "hunting sys admins".  If you believe that they are at least following the law in not spying on US citizens (we'll ignore that period of history during the Bush administration when they probably were breaking the law), this is an argument for why using a US based cloud service might be safer than using a cloud service based in say, Germany or Brazil.   NSA has the authority to completely pwn sysadmins who are not US persons and who are outside of the US.   But they can't pwn a US sys admin without violating the law.   Ergo, it this may mean that your privacy may be more protected if you use a US based service than if you use one based outside of the US.

2014-03-22 01:34:55 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 35 +1s)

Reasons to edit: apparently I wrote a whole section of a dissertation chapter talking about design complexity as represented by something called a "binary design structure matrix," and didn't notice at the time that I was repeatedly saying things like "Exploration of BDSM is central to efficient engineering."

2014-03-21 22:49:21 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 52 +1s)

Nowruz mubarak, everyone. Finally in Mountain View, unpacking my car.

2014-03-21 19:03:30 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 39 +1s)

Two hours to our new home in California. Regularly scheduled posting should resume relatively soon.

2014-03-18 00:05:42 (27 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)

Only  a few people will find this as jaw-dropping as I did: there is a Russian Yezidi mafia, led by a Georgian Kurd whose nickname is 'Grandfather Hassan.' As in, Hasan-i-Sabah. 

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2014-03-17 17:40:48 (16 comments, 9 reshares, 22 +1s)

"Before you begin, make sure your computer is in liquid crystal display and that you have the proper user access control for manipulating your processor’s database constructor. If you’re using a standardized copper bitflipper, you may need to also install the Google Drive WinAPI SDK to proc an instance of a PHP decoder for the software’s motherboard to cryptographically visualize."

This is fairly brilliant.

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2014-03-17 17:16:27 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

On the eve of my leaving, a great little summary of why I love where I will soon be moving from. 

Contra the author, who hates the rural parts of the state, there are other parts of Idaho which are great. But they are great for reasons other than those discussed here.

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2014-03-16 00:18:21 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

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I don't begrudge anyone the good fortune of right place/right time, take your money and run, but first drop a knee and be humbled before God reflecting soberly on the knowledge that you didn't deserve it.   I love getting paid, do whatever you can do to get paid, but do not let the money whisper to you that you are worth it, it will be lying and you will believe it.  You hold a fetish of value and not actual value.   But even her haters want the money to mean retroactively they were already deserving of it, this kind of fortune has bypassed reality testing and instead creates a new reality,  it uses the truth in order to lie: of course I'm not rich because of my work product, duh, you can't measure a human being's value based on his labor.  I'm rich because that's what I'm worth.  "Isn't that specious reasoning?"  Oh, dear, sweet,earnes... more »

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2014-03-15 01:22:44 (48 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

(1) The location of this shot is absolutely baffling to me. I will leave the guessing space open for people who don't recognize it.

(2) For anyone who recognizes where this is: do you have a plausible account of why a million-dollar lean-to exists?

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2014-03-13 20:32:43 (66 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)

This very long complaint about interpretation and judicial standards, forwarded to me by +Phil Stracchino, is wrong. Unfortunately, the way in which it is wrong is probably unclear to laypeople. 

The basic problem is this: there is a law against age discrimination, which protects two categories of people. One, whom we call the "quite old," are quite old. The other, whom we might call the "middle aged," are only middle-aged.The statute, as written, allows both younger people and older people to sue for discrimination based on age. 

The Supreme Court ignores the plain meaning of the statute, disallows claims based on dismissal for being too young, and comes to a very different conclusion. The author is furious about this. And "the Supreme Court didn't pay attention to the words!" is a perfectly legitimate basis for a complaint.

But therear... more »

2014-03-12 17:12:52 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)

You probably already know that Parks and Recreation is one of the funniest shows on TV, that its cast and writers alike are comedic masters. I want to convince you that it's also one of the most morally important and worthwhile shows ever: that its positive sense of life is something our culture badly needs.

I admit personal bias here. As a libertarian, I am grateful to Amy Poehler, who I am pretty sure is not a libertarian, for creating in Ron Swanson the most sympathetically portrayed libertarian character we could ever ask for. Ron is a bit of a crank, but in a harmless way, and he is not in the least selfish or grasping or immature: he is in short the furthest thing possible from the entitled-trustafarian stereotype, and his basic goodness shines through in every episode.

But it's in the comparison-and-contrast of Ron with Leslie Knope that the show's moral vision... more »

2014-03-12 16:15:05 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)

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