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Sai (saizai) has been at 4 events

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Sai (saizai)8,663@117472075050913769851 & @103112149634414554669 designing vocabulary for UNLWS (s.ai/nlws), the non-linear written language. We're starting with Herodotus' story of the Egyptians' investigation of who had the most ancient language. Might do more if there's interest. For this one, you can participate w/ comments or q&a; future ones might include others on video or the like. If you're curious as to how we work on UNLWS together, this is it.UNLWS Vocab Creation Hangout #12014-12-06 21:27:563  
Make Your Laws298Following up from the April 23rd meeting, the Federal Election Commission is slated to discuss @100183759660923071401' Bitcoin advisory opinion request (AOR) and how to compromise between the two previous drafts. Draft C: http://saos.fec.gov/aodocs/201402_2.pdf More info: https://makeyourlaws.org/fec/bitcoin Join @103112149634414554669  live for the meeting, and get on the hangout afterwards if you'd like to discuss it or ask questions. Link to join the hangout will be posted here. Previous: http://youtube.com/watch?v=R9QhBI2onLE2nd FEC meeting about MYL's Bitcoin request (AOR 2014-02)2014-05-08 16:00:003  
Make Your Laws298The FEC is having a webinar about e-filing on April 2, 1-2:15pm Eastern. http://www.fec.gov/info/outreach.shtml#roundtables Anyone who wants to join the hangout (before or after the FEC meeting) is welcome to chat about MYL's tech progression (including e.g. making an open-source Ruby gem for FEC e-filing).FEC e-filing roundtable; MYL tech update2014-04-02 18:45:003  
Sai (saizai)8,663Sai's ASL tutorial beta test, take 2 (Sun @ 4)2012-11-19 01:00:004  

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Jessica Sparks0My favorite Circle of LGBT and LGBT allies. These are active, fun people you'll enjoy following. Just leave a comment if you want to be included in the next share Just wanted to show some appreciation for the people I enjoy following most XO #bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google   #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #circlesharing   2015-03-21 21:10:05494102
Jessica Sparks0My favorite Circle of LGBT and LGBT allies. If you're reading this you are in the circle. These are active, fun people you'll enjoy following. I also have a circle of LGBT pages and resources This one is all people. Thanks for being you! XO 2015-03-21 21:03:23497001
Robert Best2,617Google+ Relevance CircleWhat people of "relevance" do we have in common? Care to share?This big shared circle contains my most "relevant" circles according to G+. It also only contains people/profiles who post publicly (Either occasionally or prolifically).Do you recognize others in the list? (I think the probability is high)As far as I know, the visual beside the "Add people" button below shows you the 8 people from this circle who are most "relevant" to you. Also, if you click that add people button, the list inside is also ordered by "relevance".Some people in this circle I know very well... others I haven't met at all (Besides interfacing with what they share publicly on G+) I'm curious, what circles do we share of high relevance? Give a few people shout outs! Let's have a random chat.You were likely notified of this post... I normally don't share to any of my specific circles, so as to avoid sending out unwanted notifications... But since I have you and your attention here... HELLO! Have we talked before? Why do you think I have you circled? What's of relevance for you? (Besides people on G+) If we do know each other... Have we been in touch lately? If not, let please catch up!2015-03-03 01:03:39455000
Colin Wilson56Increase your following with our Amazing CirclesThis is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post #circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-09-08 06:25:20459111619
Becky Collins13,434Mobile Operator Circle:Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-24 05:16:124763112
Becky Collins10,282Mobile Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia   #media   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-05-28 05:03:174777219
Tourej Ansari16,540All Kinds of People Shared CircleReshare or comment or plus to be in the next circle share!  Let me know if you want to be in the circle! Circle these plussers they are cool people! #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles2014-05-10 11:00:124583111
Ryan Johnson2,352sharedcircle   #publiccircleshare     #circleshare     #circleoftheday  #circleshares     #circlesharing     #circlesshare    #publicsharedcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircle   #todayspublicsharedcircle  #todayssharedcircle     #publiccircle   #circle     #circles    #awesome   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #shareyourcircle     #bestengagers   #followers   #followback     #awesomecircles  #topsharedcircle   #topsharedcircle     #myseoissocial     #besocial     #socializethesocial     #trust   #circles   #sharedcircle     #followers      #social     #socialnetworking     2014-04-16 05:12:352629212
John Nuntiatio33,101#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health #tennis #europe   #asia   #america   #africa   #australia   #football   #golf   #basketball   #news  2014-04-09 06:25:5632961213
John Nuntiatio32,205#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health2014-04-03 06:40:30128164
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:45475126
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:00475125
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:45:28475014
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:44:37475126
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:43:264755010
John Nuntiatio29,572#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-12 06:21:31469006
John Nuntiatio29,572#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-12 06:20:51469102
John Nuntiatio29,361#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-09 11:43:13251109
Brian Wolfe22,328I haven't shared a circle in a long time. Maybe too long.Anyways.. Here is the circle that my browser spends the most time on.   Just in case I become a petulant child and walk away (not that I'm planning on doing so , just in case.)2013-08-22 05:36:251941335
Zbynek Kysela1,918BEST SHARED CIRCLE - Share, share, share!===================================HOW TO BE PART OF IT: 1) Add this circle to your circles -> Add circle2) Share added circle with option "include yourself in shared circle". Done. You're welcome :) ZbynekMy entire social presence:*****************************http://xeeme.com/bouchac*****************************2012-12-07 20:33:1441920625
Kurt Smith14,400Thought Provokers Circle Share - Who's Made You Think Lately?Who's Made You Think Lately? Are they in this circle? For me, +Dede Craig King had me really going last Monday, +Lacerant Plainer always gets me thinking, and just a few days ago it was +Randy Hilarski.Here's latest round of the Thought Provokers Circle. This is an #awesomesauce  circle of great plussers who will make you think (we're all trying anyway). The cool thing about this circle is that you had to be recommended by someone else to get in.Add & Reshare so others can discover these awesome people to follow. Current members please update your circle. If you'd like to join in, please suggest 3-5 people and tell why they make you think. #circleshare   #circles   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharepubliccircle   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles  2012-12-04 15:53:26287653061
Brunner Nathan325Some people that comment and follow back.Don't forget to give a share and a plus one.#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circlesharing #publiccircle #circles2012-11-29 18:03:5327516419
Kurt Smith6,542Thought Provokers Circle Share -- Plussers Who 'Make You Go Hmm...'Next round of the Thought Provokers Circle. An amazing circle of great plussers who will make you think, well maybe. Here's some of the people and wisdom inside:"And a few of us that make you go "HUH???" from +Bearman Cartoons. " Ummmm.... I suddenly feel like I'm back in grade school again and the entire class is giving me the look... You're going to get your arse kicked at recess!!!! said +Frank Garufi Jr.. Check out and discover some new people - I've met +Dede Craig King, +Susanne Ramharter, +MommyLovesTech.Add & Reshare so others can discover these awesome people to follow. Current members please update your circle. If you'd like to join in, please suggest 3-5 people and why they make you think.#circles   #circle   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  +Full Circle +Circles +CIRCLES on Google+ 2012-10-31 14:11:37275922881
Kurt Smith4,603Thought Provokers Circle -- Plussers Who 'Make You Go Hmm...'Round 2 of the Thought Provokers Circle. An amazing circle of great plussers who will make you think! New additions include +Thomas Power, +Bobbi Jo Woods and dozens of others.Add & Reshare so others can discover these awesome people to follow. If you'd like to join in, please suggest 3-5 people and why they make you think.#circles   #circle   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   +Full Circle +Circles +CIRCLES on Google+ 2012-10-17 13:52:172561193675
Tim Moore23,874My Go To Circle when I'm using +Google+ from my mobile --- which is a lot!IF you use +Google+ from your mobile device and want GREAT CONTENT, then this is a money circle for you.  All the guys and gals in here are fantastic and post very shareable items.Created for the circle when you want to reliably find and share great content quickly from your mobile!>>> Help your friends who may be new here to +Google+ - share this circle with them.  They will love you forever......... or at least until payday. :) #greatcontent   #sharing  +Shared Circles on G+ +Public Circles +CircleCount +Nothing but Circles  #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday  +Shared a circle with you +Full Circle  #mobile  2012-10-02 19:10:48484723561
Kurt Smith3,250Plussers Who 'Make You Go Hmm...' Circle ShareHere's round 1 of the Thought Provokers Circle. Last week I asked who people follow because their posts make you think. The post (  http://bit.ly/WdN9HG) snowballed and here's the result - an amazing circle of great plussers who wil make you think!Add them and check them out, and discover some really cool new people to follow on G+. Please reshare with your followers to expand the thinking.If you'd like to join in, suggest 3-5 people and why they make you think. #circles   #circle   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #circlesharing  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #publiccircles  #publicsharedcircles  +Full Circle +CIRCLES on Google+  +Circles 2012-10-02 13:37:49218494954
Jd Geier883My Top 99 CircleThe #top99   #sharedcircles  are going around... I figure I don't share circles that often, so here's mine.  I tried to filter out family, businesses, non-users (deleted?)... but I may have missed one or two.If you're notified of this post, you're in it. :)Want to make your own?Go to circles. Make sure 'sort by relevance' is selected at the top. Drag and drop to select roughly 100 people. Make a new circle. Maybe edit out a few personal people etc.. but thats it.. pretty simple.. Share the circle with the little share button in the middle of the new circle and tag it with #top99. Done :)2012-07-25 02:14:3499102
Sophie Wrobel9,700Where Google+ fails: My shrinking geek circleWhere did all the real geeks go?This is my second circle share, and (like the first one) a very small circle. It is also one with many lesser-known faces. These are people who are not necessarily hackers, but they all have one thing in common, something that annoys everyone who doesn't understand geek culture, and that turns other geeks on - they will ruthlessly and methodolically take apart the semantics of anything you say, and go to utmost lengths to defend their reasoning. They will keep you sharp.I'm also sharing this circle as a call for help. This circle is the one circle that I curate that has shrunk considerably in the past few months. I figure it is high time to share it before it reduces itself to zero. Some of its ex-members are now homelessly wandering without a new platform to gather on. But where have the rest of this geek exodus gone off to?And, oh yes, the question which we all suspect an unspoken answer to but don't want to acknowledge it: why is Google so seemingly desperate to drive the geeks out?2012-06-28 06:11:2192115
Henry A. Otero (Hanko9)9,525Google+ Engagers Circle #2... created by YOU!!! Everyone included in this circle was recommended by someone in the circle. These are YOUR favs!!!Here are the first 500 people from Circle #1 (there are NO duplicates). https://plus.google.com/117412175333096244275/posts/62yfETEsZgx#circlemonday #circleshare #publiccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles +Nothing but Circles 2012-06-18 21:30:4250010522
Richard Law2,621Imaginary Robots should be in everyone's stream. #doshare #sharedcircles #circleshare2012-05-07 20:41:36231000
Lee Smallwood8,954Want to share the 2nd of 2 circles of Engaging People here on G+ I love their content, the way the engage and I recommend you step and say Hello to them :)Have a great weekend all :)2012-04-13 17:23:5433731622
Richard Law2,040My imaginary robots circle; one of my favorites. #sharedcircle2012-04-03 19:24:54199011
Sophie Wrobel6,893Cream of the cream: My mentor circleThis is my first circle share. I've been rather hesitant to share circles as I feel that circle shares are incredibly impersonal: you get a pile of suggestions without any real idea why, or where they fit in your world. Then +Gideon Rosenblatt proposed a wonderful idea: a Google+ Mentors Circle. The idea being, you add people to this circle who you want to be your mentor, target them by following their posts and building a relationship with them so that you can win them as your mentor. And: what a circle to share! That is the 'cream of the cream' circle.While I don't follow that definition so strictly - I've always been one to silently observe and pick and choose qualities that I'd like to attain, and then copy particular 'role models' without necessarily asking for a more formal relationship - I did start collecting people whom I want to learn some particular quality from into a circle. Potential mentors, you could say. And then I realized: This wasn't a circle I could share. Some of those people were G+ lurkers. Others were using G+ as a Twitter-crosspost-outlet or Reader-sharing-outlet without actually engaging in conversation. So I removed them and was left with a circle of people whom I want to learn something from, who post insightful content and who respond to conversations actively. And that, fellow readers, is this circle. Since these people happen to also be 'big noisy people' on the most part, I expect you are already following some of them. If not, feel free to meet and greet, and/or guess what I'm trying to learn these days. :)I'll share a second circle, one with my favorite 'not-so-noisy' people to read based on content quality, later - again, as an attempt to counter the trend of sharing circles with too much noise.2012-04-01 22:44:0518303
Anthony Fox10,032International CircleIf you want to go global on Google+The countries represented by this circle:Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burundi, Canada, Catalonia, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Uganda, UK, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, US, Vietnam, Venezuela2012-03-28 17:31:02274774259
John Kellden4,179The Moneyball TeamGoogle+ Visionaries, take 2An update of the circle I previously shared. I've removed most of the big hitters.I figured they're in the ten thousand range or more and will survive being cut. Will share them in a new circle in the not too distant future. I also removed some Google Pages. This is the Moneyball Team of Google+. And I mean that as the highest possible praise.#sharedcircles #sharedcircle #circleshare2012-03-19 13:04:39500648
John Kellden4,179Google+ VisionariesThese 365 people are mandatory to interact with. I suggest you set aside a moment each day for each one in this circle. Which is why I've added 365 people. Seriously, do.Ok, so it's not humanly possible to do that. Think of it as a Google+ smorgasbord of awesome people then.As with my previously shared link of 500 Great Google Plus People, I've looked at these people from a number of different angles. They passed with flying colours. :)#sharedcircles #sharedcircle #circleshare2012-03-19 11:09:54365231829
John Kellden4,057Great Google Plus PeopleWorth Waiting For. I've thrown every heuristic and the kitchen sink into this, pondering from a great many angles, with the intention of creating a shared circle that is nothing other than mindblowing. You won't get instant fame, fortune and world peace by interacting with this bunch of people, but pretty damn close. This is like an online portable, accessible, interactive Chautauqua. And then some. Enjoy!2012-03-17 15:45:4949913914
Todd Vierling1,010The Lesser Celebrities of Google+My first broad-based shared circle. These people aren't super-prolific posters with thousands of commenters like Scoble or +Mike Elgan (there's nothing wrong with that; his content is nifty, but I simply can't keep up).These folks may not have follower counts in the hundreds of thousands, but they regularly post things that are interesting, geeky, funny, thought-provoking, and generally worth the read. A good addition to anybody's stream.First point, this circle seriously needs more women, and I plan to reduce the gender divide (and increase the diversity in general) before re-sharing this circle. And secondly, after cobbling this list, I'm sure that I left out a dozen or more folks whom I intended to add here. So this circle will probably be a tad bit larger the next time I share it.2012-03-02 19:19:1026102
Christopher Franko (Sr)6,707This is my #Suggested user circle.Everytime I see someone suggest cool plussers, I usually put them in this circle.#Circle, #share , Include yourself in shared circle. #winningwednesday2012-02-29 19:05:48254915
Hacker News Circle5,679Part 1/3 (Remember to add all of them) Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/23/2012 at 12:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-23 17:00:12999023
Forrest Thiessen382Cure for Slim Stream Syndrome (SSS)I was discussing with +Phil Tubb the other day that--in my experience--the way people use Facebook and Google+ are quite different. I've seen people follow family members and old friends and classmates on Facebook to learn about how friends are getting along, who's dating whom, what people had for dinner, etc... and when they come to G+ many of those people they follow on Facebook aren't here yet, so their stream is still and quiet ("just the sound of crickets", as +Aisha Thiessen told me). Unlike Facebook, though, G+ is much more about finding new friends and people whose interests you share, though--with a little poking around and a little "gardening" of your circles, you can find all kinds of interesting people... but how to get started finding those folks, and curing "Slim Stream Syndrome" ("SSS")?There are a growing number of ways to do this (searching G+ for a topic that interest you, for example), but one is to load yourself up with a "starter set" of G+ people that someone recommends to you as having interesting things to say (or at least that share funny cat photos...). I just spent half an hour quickly going through my circles and pulled together this "shared circle" of people who (a) post regularly on G+; (b) say interesting (or entertaining) things, and do it well (whether I always agree with them or not); and (c) encourage discussion. (It's not an all-inclusive list by any means--please don't be offended if I didn't include you!).If you're suffering from SSS, consider clicking on the "Add circle" link below--that will copy all these folks into a new circle in your G+ account, and away you go. If you don't like or enjoy what you're seeing from them, take them out of your circle, and they're gone; if you do, see who they're sharing things from and discussing things with, and you'll soon find other new people on your own to add to your circles.Have fun with it!2012-01-22 03:06:0739323
Hacker News Circle5,699Part 1/3 (Remember to add all of them) Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/21/2012 at 12:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-21 05:00:13999002
Hacker News Circle5,681Part 1/3 (Remember to add all of them) Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/19/2012 at 12:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-19 17:00:12999001
Hacker News Circle5,681Part 1/3 (Remember to add all of them) Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/19/2012 at 12:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-19 05:00:27999010
Hacker News Circle5,656Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/16/2012 at 12:31pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-16 17:31:13999000
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/14/2012 at 12:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 17:00:08999041
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/14/2012 at 11:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 16:00:10999000
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/14/2012 at 10:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 15:00:10999000
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/14/2012 at 09:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 14:00:09999000
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2015-03-25 16:39:47 (38 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

In the sense that "feminism"/"feminist" roughly refer to seeking equality focused on fixing lesser social status etc of women, is there an equivalent meta-term that covers fixing the same re. trans, queer, non-white, minor, etc people as well? I can't think of one, and calling someone who wants e.g. equal LGBT rights a "feminist" seems … well, etymologically weird.

Most reshares: 5

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2015-03-27 18:40:35 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

This is really very good and worth watching the whole thing.

http://www.vox.com/2015/3/24/8283199/gun-control-comedy-jefferies

Most plusones: 22

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2015-03-08 04:59:03 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Fucking brilliant #GHC14 male ally panel 

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2015-03-27 18:40:35 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

This is really very good and worth watching the whole thing.

http://www.vox.com/2015/3/24/8283199/gun-control-comedy-jefferies

This is really very good and worth watching the whole thing.

http://www.vox.com/2015/3/24/8283199/gun-control-comedy-jefferies___

2015-03-27 18:28:17 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

One concern I had in travel was my meds. Because of insurance blahdebullshit, I couldn't get 'em covered before I left. Most were cheap enough to pay out of pocket, but one is ~$150/mo (even generic). So I'd have to either get them filled in the US and shipped to me (risking loss, customs delays, etc) or get them in London (which of course won't accept US prescriptions, let alone for controlled drugs).

Turned out that getting registered with NHS wasn't too bad. Alex has a power of attorney for me, which served as adequate "proof of address" for the local GP, who enrolled me as a "temporary visitor"… which means I get full primary care coverage for free (!).

I got the scrip filled today — for ~£8, not $150 — plus some lab tests to diagnose some recent symptoms.

And none of that counts as using "public benefits" (akawelfar... more »

One concern I had in travel was my meds. Because of insurance blahdebullshit, I couldn't get 'em covered before I left. Most were cheap enough to pay out of pocket, but one is ~$150/mo (even generic). So I'd have to either get them filled in the US and shipped to me (risking loss, customs delays, etc) or get them in London (which of course won't accept US prescriptions, let alone for controlled drugs).

Turned out that getting registered with NHS wasn't too bad. Alex has a power of attorney for me, which served as adequate "proof of address" for the local GP, who enrolled me as a "temporary visitor"… which means I get full primary care coverage for free (!).

I got the scrip filled today — for ~£8, not $150 — plus some lab tests to diagnose some recent symptoms.

And none of that counts as using "public benefits" (aka welfare or government subsidy or the like), which I'm not allowed to receive on a visitor's leave of entry.

If I wanted to get tertiary care though, like a specialty neurologist, that'd be out of pocket ("private pay") — unless it's an ER (UKish: "A&E"), in which case again it'd be free (unless you're admitted to the hospital, in which case it's back to out of pocket; I'm not clear on what the difference is).

I imagine a Brit in the US would have a much worse time under otherwise equivalent circumstances.

ETA: Also, the package is labeled in Braille. Which I don't think I've ever found in the US.___

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2015-03-27 10:27:11 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

That's actually a rather nice concept. Especially if, say, it was tied to in-game cultural effects…

"People have a strange need to play someone similar to themselves in games," said Newman, mulling over the consequences of the update in response to Kotaku's line of questioning. "That's not something I understand...but maybe the curse of being a white 32 year-old male is not seeing these problems." ___That's actually a rather nice concept. Especially if, say, it was tied to in-game cultural effects…

2015-03-26 13:52:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I've just discovered a coauthor I never knew I had!  This is the great Harry Q. Bovik of Carnegie Mellon, whose research contributions in the many fields of computer science of his interest have been inestimable (one might even say nonesuch).  The fact that our two joint papers, "On the Economic Feasibility of Programming Turing Machines" and "Self Coercing Codes", appeared a year or two before I was born is a minor quibble -- even the middle initial matches mine, so who else could it be?

/pseudovia +Craig Kaplan, who pointed me to http://www.oneweirdkerneltrick.com/ which was a submission to the annual conference in Bovik's honour, http://sigbovik.org/ .  For those in the Pittsburgh area, SIGBOVIK 2015 takes place Wednesday of next week!

I've just discovered a coauthor I never knew I had!  This is the great Harry Q. Bovik of Carnegie Mellon, whose research contributions in the many fields of computer science of his interest have been inestimable (one might even say nonesuch).  The fact that our two joint papers, "On the Economic Feasibility of Programming Turing Machines" and "Self Coercing Codes", appeared a year or two before I was born is a minor quibble -- even the middle initial matches mine, so who else could it be?

/pseudovia +Craig Kaplan, who pointed me to http://www.oneweirdkerneltrick.com/ which was a submission to the annual conference in Bovik's honour, http://sigbovik.org/ .  For those in the Pittsburgh area, SIGBOVIK 2015 takes place Wednesday of next week!___

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2015-03-26 13:50:08 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

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2015-03-26 11:00:42 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Some silly skiddie with a python script is trying to hack MYL.

I'm a bit torn: block the IP, or let them keep trying so I get a better list of requests to feed to fail2ban for autoblocking? I think I'll go with #2, followed by an email to +GoDaddy abuse.

I, [2015-03-26T10:50:25.933102 #12432]  INFO -- : Started GET "/" for 184.168.71.231 at 2015-03-26 10:50:25 +0000
I, [2015-03-26T10:50:49.584003 #12432]  INFO -- : Started GET "/script" for 184.168.71.231 at 2015-03-26 10:50:49 +0000
I, [2015-03-26T10:51:08.930772 #12432]  INFO -- : Started GET "/jenkins/script" for 184.168.71.231 at 2015-03-26 10:51:08 +0000
I, [2015-03-26T10:51:32.556486 #12432]  INFO -- : Started GET "/login" for 184.168.71.231 at 2015-03-26 10:51:32 +0000
I, [2015-03-26T10:52:01.315053 #12432]  INFO -- : Started GET "/jmx-console"for 1... more »

Some silly skiddie with a python script is trying to hack MYL.

I'm a bit torn: block the IP, or let them keep trying so I get a better list of requests to feed to fail2ban for autoblocking? I think I'll go with #2, followed by an email to +GoDaddy abuse.

I, [2015-03-26T10:50:25.933102 #12432]  INFO -- : Started GET "/" for 184.168.71.231 at 2015-03-26 10:50:25 +0000
I, [2015-03-26T10:50:49.584003 #12432]  INFO -- : Started GET "/script" for 184.168.71.231 at 2015-03-26 10:50:49 +0000
I, [2015-03-26T10:51:08.930772 #12432]  INFO -- : Started GET "/jenkins/script" for 184.168.71.231 at 2015-03-26 10:51:08 +0000
I, [2015-03-26T10:51:32.556486 #12432]  INFO -- : Started GET "/login" for 184.168.71.231 at 2015-03-26 10:51:32 +0000
I, [2015-03-26T10:52:01.315053 #12432]  INFO -- : Started GET "/jmx-console" for 184.168.71.231 at 2015-03-26 10:52:01 +0000
I, [2015-03-26T10:52:20.937027 #12432]  INFO -- : Started GET "/manager/html" for 184.168.71.231 at 2015-03-26 10:52:20 +0000
I, [2015-03-26T10:52:40.560338 #12432]  INFO -- : Started GET "/msd" for 184.168.71.231 at 2015-03-26 10:52:40 +0000
I, [2015-03-26T10:52:57.686136 #12432]  INFO -- : Started GET "/mySqlDumper" for 184.168.71.231 at 2015-03-26 10:52:57 +0000
I, [2015-03-26T10:53:17.531579 #12432]  INFO -- : Started GET "/msd1.24stable" for 184.168.71.231 at 2015-03-26 10:53:17 +0000
I, [2015-03-26T10:53:40.506090 #12432]  INFO -- : Started GET "/msd1.24.4" for 184.168.71.231 at 2015-03-26 10:53:40 +0000
I, [2015-03-26T10:53:55.830077 #12432]  INFO -- : Started GET "/mysqldumper" for 184.168.71.231 at 2015-03-26 10:53:55 +0000
I, [2015-03-26T10:54:08.901877 #12432]  INFO -- : Started GET "/MySQLDumper" for 184.168.71.231 at 2015-03-26 10:54:08 +0000
I, [2015-03-26T10:54:21.215390 #12432]  INFO -- : Started GET "/mysql" for 184.168.71.231 at 2015-03-26 10:54:21 +0000
I, [2015-03-26T10:54:43.297567 #12432]  INFO -- : Started GET "/sql" for 184.168.71.231 at 2015-03-26 10:54:43 +0000
I, [2015-03-26T10:55:05.102085 #12432]  INFO -- : Started GET "/phpmyadmin" for 184.168.71.231 at 2015-03-26 10:55:05 +0000
I, [2015-03-26T10:55:31.792899 #12432]  INFO -- : Started GET "/phpMyAdmin" for 184.168.71.231 at 2015-03-26 10:55:31 +0000
I, [2015-03-26T10:55:55.628729 #12432]  INFO -- : Started GET "/mysql" for 184.168.71.231 at 2015-03-26 10:55:55 +0000
I, [2015-03-26T10:56:17.782085 #12432]  INFO -- : Started GET "/sql" for 184.168.71.231 at 2015-03-26 10:56:17 +0000
I, [2015-03-26T10:56:43.420137 #12432]  INFO -- : Started GET "/myadmin" for 184.168.71.231 at 2015-03-26 10:56:43 +0000
I, [2015-03-26T10:57:06.819089 #12432]  INFO -- : Started GET "/phpMyAdmin-4.2.1-all-languages" for 184.168.71.231 at 2015-03-26 10:57:06 +0000
I, [2015-03-26T10:57:26.405859 #12432]  INFO -- : Started GET "/phpMyAdmin-4.2.1-english" for 184.168.71.231 at 2015-03-26 10:57:26 +0000
I, [2015-03-26T10:57:44.254812 #12432]  INFO -- : Started GET "/" for 184.168.71.231 at 2015-03-26 10:57:44 +0000
I, [2015-03-26T10:58:20.885124 #12432]  INFO -- : Started GET "/sqlite/main.php" for 184.168.71.231 at 2015-03-26 10:58:20 +0000
I, [2015-03-26T10:58:40.666689 #12432]  INFO -- : Started GET "/SQLite/SQLiteManager-1.2.4/main.php" for 184.168.71.231 at 2015-03-26 10:58:40 +0000
I, [2015-03-26T10:58:59.265583 #12432]  INFO -- : Started GET "/SQLiteManager-1.2.4/main.php" for 184.168.71.231 at 2015-03-26 10:58:59 +0000
I, [2015-03-26T10:59:18.652778 #12432]  INFO -- : Started GET "/sqlitemanager/main.php" for 184.168.71.231 at 2015-03-26 10:59:18 +0000
I, [2015-03-26T10:59:36.047004 #12432]  INFO -- : Started GET "/SQlite/main.php" for 184.168.71.231 at 2015-03-26 10:59:36 +0000
I, [2015-03-26T10:59:51.865639 #12432]  INFO -- : Started GET "/SQLiteManager/main.php" for 184.168.71.231 at 2015-03-26 10:59:51 +0000___

2015-03-26 09:34:26 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

TSA case update: since TSA is maligning my affidavit which is based on the record, but they've refused to obey the court's rules requiring them to file the record and respond to my affidavit… so I've filed a partial administrative record myself.

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BzmetJxi-p0VS1RDTkZfZHRrdmM#list doc. # 51-2 has all the emails I got from TSA about my complaint processing (after I sued them under the FOIA/PA, and is missing a lot that they should've given me).

It (and [51-1]) needs to be opened in a real PDF viewer to be able to see the chapter/bookmark titles, which separate and tl;dr each individual email. Google Docs' viewer doesn't grok that metadata; Preview & Acrobat do.

If you'd prefer separate PDFs, they're in the subsubfolder under https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BzmetJxi-p0VSmdWTnpZTDZfcDA#list —whic... more »

TSA case update: since TSA is maligning my affidavit which is based on the record, but they've refused to obey the court's rules requiring them to file the record and respond to my affidavit… so I've filed a partial administrative record myself.

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BzmetJxi-p0VS1RDTkZfZHRrdmM#list doc. # 51-2 has all the emails I got from TSA about my complaint processing (after I sued them under the FOIA/PA, and is missing a lot that they should've given me).

It (and [51-1]) needs to be opened in a real PDF viewer to be able to see the chapter/bookmark titles, which separate and tl;dr each individual email. Google Docs' viewer doesn't grok that metadata; Preview & Acrobat do.

If you'd prefer separate PDFs, they're in the subsubfolder under https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BzmetJxi-p0VSmdWTnpZTDZfcDA#list — which has all of the FOIA/PA docs I've gotten from FOIA/PA so far.___

2015-03-26 08:43:29 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

One weird trick … for deriving the upper bounds on the average fidelity of any estimator in Bayesian quantum tomography. (Note: actually reading this requires understanding  Hilbert space, Hilbert-Schmidt measure, Haar uniform measurement, etc. Which I don't. +Yonatan Zunger?)

One weird trick … for deriving the upper bounds on the average fidelity of any estimator in Bayesian quantum tomography. (Note: actually reading this requires understanding  Hilbert space, Hilbert-Schmidt measure, Haar uniform measurement, etc. Which I don't. +Yonatan Zunger?)___

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2015-03-25 19:16:29 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

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2015-03-25 17:00:55 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Sometimes this feels like a metaphor for certain parts of my life.

Either way, I chuckled.

Sometimes this feels like a metaphor for certain parts of my life.

Either way, I chuckled.___

2015-03-25 16:39:47 (38 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

In the sense that "feminism"/"feminist" roughly refer to seeking equality focused on fixing lesser social status etc of women, is there an equivalent meta-term that covers fixing the same re. trans, queer, non-white, minor, etc people as well? I can't think of one, and calling someone who wants e.g. equal LGBT rights a "feminist" seems … well, etymologically weird.

In the sense that "feminism"/"feminist" roughly refer to seeking equality focused on fixing lesser social status etc of women, is there an equivalent meta-term that covers fixing the same re. trans, queer, non-white, minor, etc people as well? I can't think of one, and calling someone who wants e.g. equal LGBT rights a "feminist" seems … well, etymologically weird.___

2015-03-24 10:35:04 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Confused by the #FCC   #OpenInternet  / #NetNeutrality  order? Here are all the regulatory changes they made, in easy to read redline format. Please share.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zDwB_Lp90sx4-wC6Q_kbU2lqpWAnRINU04Zb1EROgeA/

Confused by the #FCC   #OpenInternet  / #NetNeutrality  order? Here are all the regulatory changes they made, in easy to read redline format. Please share.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zDwB_Lp90sx4-wC6Q_kbU2lqpWAnRINU04Zb1EROgeA/___

2015-03-24 08:30:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

A month ago, the FCC announced (http://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-adopts-strong-sustainable-rules-protect-open-internet) that it had adopted an "Open Internet" order. (http://www.fcc.gov/openinternet)

Yet they didn't actually release the order itself, just commissioner statements about what it contained. On March 12 they finally released the order. Here it is.

Pages 3-282 are analysis, 283-290 are the actual rule, 291-313 are more analysis, and 314-400 are concurring and dissenting commissioner statements. (I suggest reading the actual rule first. It's relatively short and lets you form your own damn opinion of what its effects will be.)

http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2015/db0312/FCC-15-24A1.pdf 

Compare to existing rules:
https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/47/part-8

A month ago, the FCC announced (http://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-adopts-strong-sustainable-rules-protect-open-internet) that it had adopted an "Open Internet" order. (http://www.fcc.gov/openinternet)

Yet they didn't actually release the order itself, just commissioner statements about what it contained. On March 12 they finally released the order. Here it is.

Pages 3-282 are analysis, 283-290 are the actual rule, 291-313 are more analysis, and 314-400 are concurring and dissenting commissioner statements. (I suggest reading the actual rule first. It's relatively short and lets you form your own damn opinion of what its effects will be.)

http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2015/db0312/FCC-15-24A1.pdf 

Compare to existing rules:
https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/47/part-8___

2015-03-23 23:05:25 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

TSA case update: i filed 5 replies in last 2 days, plus a motion to stay the sixth (since it duplicates pending motions). Government lawyer is being obstructionist to the point of filing clearly frivolous claims, and has repeatedly misrepresented case law to the court, so I also asked the court to take notice of that and issue sanctions.

We'll see how it goes. Docs # 44-49: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BzmetJxi-p0VS1RDTkZfZHRrdmM#list

TSA case update: i filed 5 replies in last 2 days, plus a motion to stay the sixth (since it duplicates pending motions). Government lawyer is being obstructionist to the point of filing clearly frivolous claims, and has repeatedly misrepresented case law to the court, so I also asked the court to take notice of that and issue sanctions.

We'll see how it goes. Docs # 44-49: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BzmetJxi-p0VS1RDTkZfZHRrdmM#list___

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2015-03-23 17:43:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

This is interesting not so much for the content as to who is arguing it. The guy arguing for the appellants (i.e. first) is Chuck McRae. He was a Justice on the Mississippi Supreme Court, until he was  "censured for conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice which brings the judicial office into disrepute" in 1997: https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=10460432114743632393 (in what was evidently the first time that was actually done since 1890).

Now Justice McRae is arguing a case before the same state supreme court he used to be on — from which he was removed for ethics violations — about an attorney ethics issue. Hmm.

This is interesting not so much for the content as to who is arguing it. The guy arguing for the appellants (i.e. first) is Chuck McRae. He was a Justice on the Mississippi Supreme Court, until he was  "censured for conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice which brings the judicial office into disrepute" in 1997: https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=10460432114743632393 (in what was evidently the first time that was actually done since 1890).

Now Justice McRae is arguing a case before the same state supreme court he used to be on — from which he was removed for ethics violations — about an attorney ethics issue. Hmm.___

2015-03-22 22:11:13 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Some meta-pleading hilarity from U​nited States ex rel. Hockett v. Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp.,​ 498 F. Supp. 2d 25, 34­-37 (D.D.C.2007) (internal citations omitted):

"Before diving into the substance of the case, there are a number of housekeeping matters with which to deal. Relator's Motion to establish a briefing schedule on motions to dismiss is DENIED because it has been mooted by the passage of time. The parties' effort to streamline briefing is commendable, but the briefing already has unfolded along other lines.

The other housekeeping motions seek to strike filings or seek leave to file surreplies, a popular mode of advocacy in this case. …

Relator filed a Motion seeking leave to file a surreply to HCA's motion to dismiss, but relator's counsel did not certify that she had conferred with defense counsel on this non-dispositive motion.This v... more »

Some meta-pleading hilarity from U​nited States ex rel. Hockett v. Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp.,​ 498 F. Supp. 2d 25, 34­-37 (D.D.C.2007) (internal citations omitted):

"Before diving into the substance of the case, there are a number of housekeeping matters with which to deal. Relator's Motion to establish a briefing schedule on motions to dismiss is DENIED because it has been mooted by the passage of time. The parties' effort to streamline briefing is commendable, but the briefing already has unfolded along other lines.

The other housekeeping motions seek to strike filings or seek leave to file surreplies, a popular mode of advocacy in this case. …

Relator filed a Motion seeking leave to file a surreply to HCA's motion to dismiss, but relator's counsel did not certify that she had conferred with defense counsel on this non-dispositive motion. This violates Local Civil Rule 7(m), which would be grounds for denying the motion. Yet it seems that consultation would have been futile, since RCA filed an opposition, equal in length to the surreply at issue, which stated no reason for rejecting the surreply, other than it being untimely and unnecessary. That opposition brief was really just a rehash of HCA's argument in support of its motion to dismiss, and thus was in effect a sur-surreply, to which relator, for some reason, saw fit to reply, leaving this Court as the owner of what may be the world's first sur-sur-surreply, a position in which no Court should ever find itself. Since relator's surreply responds to evidence first raised in HCA's reply, and because HCA identified no actual prejudice that would result from allowing the surreply, the Motion is GRANTED.

Relator herself filed a Motion to strike Horizon's reply memorandum in support of its motion for summary judgment, or in the alternate, for leave to file an ever-popular surreply thereto. Relator argues that Horizon introduced a wholly new theory for summary judgment in its reply brief, which is impermissible, and also that relator should be allowed to respond to Horizon's objections to the evidence relator offered in opposition to the summary judgment motion. The Court agrees that Horizon's argument shifted slightly between the two briefs, such that a new argument seems to have emerged, to which relator should be allowed the opportunity for a full response. Relator's Motion is DENIED in part and GRANTED in part. It is denied insofar as the Court is loathe to strike a brief, especially when the better course is to grant the request for leave to file a surreply, so that a complete record may be considered.

Horizon has moved for leave to file a surreply to relator's reply to Horizon's opposition to relator's motion to strike Horizon's reply in support of its summary judgment motion. Since the Court has just denied the motion to strike but accepted relator's surreply, Horizon is essentially seeking leave to file a sur-surreply, which of course, relator opposed, with Horizon responding to that opposition. Since all of these responses argued the merits just as much as they argued why certain papers should or should not be accepted, the Court is left with something it never thought it would see, a sur-sursur-surreply (hereinafter, "reply 4"). All of these papers, particularly the reply4, add very little that is new, and do not respond to any improper argument. We are now several steps removed from a substantive motion, and are faced only with filings about filings. Eventually we reach a point where all this metapleading must stop, and this is that point."___

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2015-03-21 12:21:07 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Some of you were interested in a poster version of the UNLWS interpretation of the Prayer of St. Francis. +Alex Fink made it into a shirt for me for Christmas, and now you can buy it as a poster or t-shirt yourself. Enjoy: http://www.zazzle.com/saizai*

Cf. http://s.ai/nlws / http://s.ai/poetry/st_francis
(adding * to the zazzle URL gives me more commission revenue)

Some of you were interested in a poster version of the UNLWS interpretation of the Prayer of St. Francis. +Alex Fink made it into a shirt for me for Christmas, and now you can buy it as a poster or t-shirt yourself. Enjoy: http://www.zazzle.com/saizai*

Cf. http://s.ai/nlws / http://s.ai/poetry/st_francis
(adding * to the zazzle URL gives me more commission revenue)___

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2015-03-20 16:15:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

#FEC hearing on our foreign national volunteer services IP AO 2014-20 https://makeyourlaws.org/fec/volunteer_ip

#FEC hearing on our foreign national volunteer services IP AO 2014-20 https://makeyourlaws.org/fec/volunteer_ip___

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2015-03-18 20:17:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Here's the video from +Sai's talk at +Julia Reda's EU Liquid Democracy Meetup.[1]

Slides: https://makeyourlaws.org/files/lqdbxl.pdf

[1] https://juliareda.eu/events/liquid-democracy-meetup/

Here's the video from +Sai's talk at +Julia Reda's EU Liquid Democracy Meetup.[1]

Slides: https://makeyourlaws.org/files/lqdbxl.pdf

[1] https://juliareda.eu/events/liquid-democracy-meetup/___

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2015-03-18 15:50:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

+Last Week Tonight with John Oliver The NCAA just lost an antitrust lawsuit for refusing to allow student athletes to get compensated. They just argued their appeal to the 9th Circuit. Here's the video. Enjoy.

Case: O'Bannon v. NCAA, 7 F. Supp. 3d 95 (N.D. CA. 2014):
https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=4815820716156527385

Appeal: Edward O'Bannon, Jr. v. NCAA, No. 14-16601, 14-17068 (9th Cir. 2015)
Argument: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2rm3tn5YAw
Docs: http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/content/view.php?pk_id=0000000757

(Cf. John Oliver's piece on NCAA's unfair business practices: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX8BXH3SJn0)

+Last Week Tonight with John Oliver The NCAA just lost an antitrust lawsuit for refusing to allow student athletes to get compensated. They just argued their appeal to the 9th Circuit. Here's the video. Enjoy.

Case: O'Bannon v. NCAA, 7 F. Supp. 3d 95 (N.D. CA. 2014):
https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=4815820716156527385

Appeal: Edward O'Bannon, Jr. v. NCAA, No. 14-16601, 14-17068 (9th Cir. 2015)
Argument: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2rm3tn5YAw
Docs: http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/content/view.php?pk_id=0000000757

(Cf. John Oliver's piece on NCAA's unfair business practices: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX8BXH3SJn0)___

2015-03-18 15:30:49 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

@ TSA JFK yesterday, two somewhat surprising things happened:
1. The announcement about liquids having to be <3oz explicitly said that there is an exemption for breast milk, juice, and other liquid nutrition.

2. When I put my jugs of juice etc in the tray w/ a note saying "Medical liquids", they actually just screened it promptly without hassling me at all.

I wonder if this is related to the SFO retraining that I caused.

@ TSA JFK yesterday, two somewhat surprising things happened:
1. The announcement about liquids having to be <3oz explicitly said that there is an exemption for breast milk, juice, and other liquid nutrition.

2. When I put my jugs of juice etc in the tray w/ a note saying "Medical liquids", they actually just screened it promptly without hassling me at all.

I wonder if this is related to the SFO retraining that I caused.___

2015-03-15 23:34:00 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

TSA case update: just filed a motion to disqualify the government lawyer because he is legally forbidden from negotiating a settlement between me and individual defendants that would implicate the agency. Plus, the DoJ has to preserve its ability to prosecute any criminal actions by its clients.

Murum aries attigit to me implies an ethical duty to ensure that the opponent has had a fair opportunity to accept and negotiate the offer to settle. If they do and still refuse — all I've asked for in return for dismissal is the truth — then I'll have no compunction about going after them.

TSA case update: just filed a motion to disqualify the government lawyer because he is legally forbidden from negotiating a settlement between me and individual defendants that would implicate the agency. Plus, the DoJ has to preserve its ability to prosecute any criminal actions by its clients.

Murum aries attigit to me implies an ethical duty to ensure that the opponent has had a fair opportunity to accept and negotiate the offer to settle. If they do and still refuse — all I've asked for in return for dismissal is the truth — then I'll have no compunction about going after them.___

2015-03-14 02:59:38 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Well, so much for the streak of no episodes. Two in the last two days. Couldn't even fucking walk two houses down the street just now, had to get a ride. And couldn't even put on my own jacket. Feh.

Well, so much for the streak of no episodes. Two in the last two days. Couldn't even fucking walk two houses down the street just now, had to get a ride. And couldn't even put on my own jacket. Feh.___

2015-03-12 02:33:25 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

It's been over a month since I had a serious episode. I don't think I've gone that long without in a couple years now.

Not sure if it's due to a recent change in meds, or just a lull like has happened before, or what. Feels … strange. Makes me a bit paranoid that I'll have suddenly have a really severe one when I'm less prepared. :-/

It's been over a month since I had a serious episode. I don't think I've gone that long without in a couple years now.

Not sure if it's due to a recent change in meds, or just a lull like has happened before, or what. Feels … strange. Makes me a bit paranoid that I'll have suddenly have a really severe one when I'm less prepared. :-/___

2015-03-11 15:53:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

+Brennan Center for Justice is live streaming a conference starting at 4pm Eastern today, on national security policy (i.e. CIA surveillance practices).

Program:
Mary Ellen Callahan — Former Chief Privacy Officer, Chief Freedom of Information Officer, Department of Homeland Security
Michael German — Fellow, Brennan Center for Justice
Melvin Goodman — Former Analyst, Central Intelligence Agency, State Department
Kevin Baron  — Executive Editor, Defense One

+ video interviews with:
Danielle Brian — Executive Director, Project on Government Oversight
John Elliff — Former "Church Committee" Staff Member
Clark Kent Ervin — Former Inspector General, State Department and Department of Homeland Security
Benjamin Friedman — Fellow, Cato Institute
Cynthia Lum — Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy,George Mason Univer... more »

+Brennan Center for Justice is live streaming a conference starting at 4pm Eastern today, on national security policy (i.e. CIA surveillance practices).

Program:
Mary Ellen Callahan — Former Chief Privacy Officer, Chief Freedom of Information Officer, Department of Homeland Security
Michael German — Fellow, Brennan Center for Justice
Melvin Goodman — Former Analyst, Central Intelligence Agency, State Department
Kevin Baron  — Executive Editor, Defense One

+ video interviews with:
Danielle Brian — Executive Director, Project on Government Oversight
John Elliff — Former "Church Committee" Staff Member
Clark Kent Ervin — Former Inspector General, State Department and Department of Homeland Security
Benjamin Friedman — Fellow, Cato Institute
Cynthia Lum — Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, George Mason University ___

2015-03-11 14:03:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2015-03-11 02:06:26 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

I can attest that from +Yonatan Zunger, "seems overall quite feasible" is indeed high praise for a legal/policy proposal. ^^

It looks like #GamerGate  has finally achieved something important: it got Congress to lean on the FBI to make harassment and stalking a priority. I'm very happy to hear this: while there are some laws on the books, they're often unevenly enforced, often for the simple reason that police departments don't know they exist, or because local law enforcement has very little experience with the Internet as a whole and doesn't really know what's going on. 

I'm also going to take this as an opportunity to recommend a very important new book on the subject. +Danielle Keats Citron of the University of Maryland just put out Hate Crimes in Cyberspace, which is possibly the best book written on the subject. She studies the situation, explains the range of things going on, what the law and social customs are like, and offers a range of concrete proposals, for everything from law enforcement to legislation to company policies.

Those who have worked with me or discussed serious legal or policy issues with me know that I am not famous for saying yes to proposals; rather, I tend to respond with half a dozen complicated corner cases designed to show all the ways in which a proposal can go wrong. So you may particularly appreciate how rare it is for me to say that this analysis is profoundly nuanced, comes with a deep understanding of tradeoffs and consequences, and seems overall quite feasible and to include numerous good ideas. If you're at all interested in this subject, I strongly recommend picking it up.

https://books.google.com/books?id=wmiABAAAQBAJ___I can attest that from +Yonatan Zunger, "seems overall quite feasible" is indeed high praise for a legal/policy proposal. ^^

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2015-03-10 02:35:21 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I dunno why youtube recommended these videos to me, but, the man who puts them together has a lovely demeanor and explains things really well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8DgzchrcA8

I dunno why youtube recommended these videos to me, but, the man who puts them together has a lovely demeanor and explains things really well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8DgzchrcA8___

2015-03-09 21:33:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

"“Rowhammer” is a problem with some recent DRAM devices in which repeatedly accessing a row of memory can cause bit flips in adjacent rows. We tested a selection of laptops and found that a subset of them exhibited the problem. We built two working privilege escalation exploits that use this effect. One exploit uses rowhammer-induced bit flips to gain kernel privileges on x86-64 Linux when run as an unprivileged userland process. When run on a machine vulnerable to the rowhammer problem, the process was able to induce bit flips in page table entries (PTEs). It was able to use this to gain write access to its own page table, and hence gain read-write access to all of physical memory."

"“Rowhammer” is a problem with some recent DRAM devices in which repeatedly accessing a row of memory can cause bit flips in adjacent rows. We tested a selection of laptops and found that a subset of them exhibited the problem. We built two working privilege escalation exploits that use this effect. One exploit uses rowhammer-induced bit flips to gain kernel privileges on x86-64 Linux when run as an unprivileged userland process. When run on a machine vulnerable to the rowhammer problem, the process was able to induce bit flips in page table entries (PTEs). It was able to use this to gain write access to its own page table, and hence gain read-write access to all of physical memory."___

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2015-03-08 04:59:03 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

To add a bit to the discussion from +Kelly Ellis, +Liz Fong-Jones, +Fish N, et al re workplace discrimination against women: 

I asked HR at one company I worked at to disclose internally the m:f pay ratio by job title, and to start doing things like screening names from resumes.

None of that happened, and nobody (including female employees) supported me on it. Rather, I did get a lot of flak and ultimately left the company.

I did it knowing that might happen, but I'm not exactly happy being a martyr. I'd rather actually improve things. I got shot down in doing so.

I don't know that there's any moral to this story, but just giving one anecdote of trying, and failing, to be a substantively supportive ally.

(Note: I am not going to name the company involved above. I'd appreciate if you try not to guess, since this is not about the company but about the... more »

Fucking brilliant #GHC14 male ally panel ___To add a bit to the discussion from +Kelly Ellis, +Liz Fong-Jones, +Fish N, et al re workplace discrimination against women: 

I asked HR at one company I worked at to disclose internally the m:f pay ratio by job title, and to start doing things like screening names from resumes.

None of that happened, and nobody (including female employees) supported me on it. Rather, I did get a lot of flak and ultimately left the company.

I did it knowing that might happen, but I'm not exactly happy being a martyr. I'd rather actually improve things. I got shot down in doing so.

I don't know that there's any moral to this story, but just giving one anecdote of trying, and failing, to be a substantively supportive ally.

(Note: I am not going to name the company involved above. I'd appreciate if you try not to guess, since this is not about the company but about the issue of how male-presenting people like me* can make real changes without already being in a position of significant internal power. [I was not.])

* agender, but eh

2015-03-07 15:50:25 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Considering that the Supreme Court is soon going to hear arguments about gay marriage, I think it's fitting to go back to hear the arguments about miscegenation. Here's the audio (with transcription) from Loving v. Virginia, the case that overturned anti-miscegenation laws.

Considering that the Supreme Court is soon going to hear arguments about gay marriage, I think it's fitting to go back to hear the arguments about miscegenation. Here's the audio (with transcription) from Loving v. Virginia, the case that overturned anti-miscegenation laws.___

2015-03-07 04:21:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Here's a draft of a petition for rulemaking to the FEC to prohibit contribution laundering (aka the 501(c)(4) money laundering loophole). In this context, we do get to propose new regulations consistent with existing law, but we do not get to propose a change in the law or challenge the Supreme Court's decisions.

Comments and suggestions are appreciated, as always. Once submitted, it will be published and available for formal public comment.

Here's a draft of a petition for rulemaking to the FEC to prohibit contribution laundering (aka the 501(c)(4) money laundering loophole). In this context, we do get to propose new regulations consistent with existing law, but we do not get to propose a change in the law or challenge the Supreme Court's decisions.

Comments and suggestions are appreciated, as always. Once submitted, it will be published and available for formal public comment.___

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2015-03-07 02:43:46 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

That amicus list has rather a large number of wealthy, directly competing companies.

Also, the US just filed an amicus in support:
https://sblog.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/US-amicus-brief-SCt-same-sex-marriage-3-6-15.pdf

Proud to join hundreds of businesses urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule for marriage equality! http://goo.gl/alI8xr___That amicus list has rather a large number of wealthy, directly competing companies.

Also, the US just filed an amicus in support:
https://sblog.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/US-amicus-brief-SCt-same-sex-marriage-3-6-15.pdf

2015-03-06 14:03:06 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Hm. Someone on Wikipedia translated my name as "赛" (sài, "compete, contend, contest, race [as in running, not ethnicity], excel, surpass").

I wonder what Chinese Wikipedia's* policy is about translating names, considering that they could've chosen e.g. 僿, 嗮, 嘥, 噻, 塞, 思, 愢, 揌, 毢, 毸, 簺, 腮, 蓑, 賽, 赛, 躮, 顋, 鰓, or 鳃 instead, or not translated it and left it in Roman characters only. (Not that I'm complaining; the other options kinda suck. I wouldn't want to be named 鰓, "[fish] gills"…)

* or for that matter other Chinese media organizations, like newspapers etc. Is there some equivalent of an AP or Reuters style guide that covers this?

ETA: If you know, please addto https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Transcr... more »

Hm. Someone on Wikipedia translated my name as "赛" (sài, "compete, contend, contest, race [as in running, not ethnicity], excel, surpass").

I wonder what Chinese Wikipedia's* policy is about translating names, considering that they could've chosen e.g. 僿, 嗮, 嘥, 噻, 塞, 思, 愢, 揌, 毢, 毸, 簺, 腮, 蓑, 賽, 赛, 躮, 顋, 鰓, or 鳃 instead, or not translated it and left it in Roman characters only. (Not that I'm complaining; the other options kinda suck. I wouldn't want to be named 鰓, "[fish] gills"…)

* or for that matter other Chinese media organizations, like newspapers etc. Is there some equivalent of an AP or Reuters style guide that covers this?

ETA: If you know, please add to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Transcription_into_Chinese_characters#Chinese_Wikipedia_.2F_other_media_orgs.27_policy.3F___

2015-03-06 04:34:04 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

I don't … do anger. I don't really know what to do with it when I get it. But every time I look at the TSA video, or the response they sent me doubling down on their Orwellian notion of civil liberties, or more stonewalling at every turn… I feel seething fury. More anger than I can remember having at anything in a long, long time. It doesn't go away; it just seethes and gets worse when reminded.

It harms my ability to be fully functional; I can barely interact with the stuff without the equivalent of a mental ten-foot tong, yet I have to. The parts that make me angriest are the parts that will make 'em hang, given time, but in the meantime I don't have that satisfaction.

I don't know what to do about this. It's extremely distressing.

And I'm distressed at feeling anger at all. It's not an emotion I like having.

I don't … do anger. I don't really know what to do with it when I get it. But every time I look at the TSA video, or the response they sent me doubling down on their Orwellian notion of civil liberties, or more stonewalling at every turn… I feel seething fury. More anger than I can remember having at anything in a long, long time. It doesn't go away; it just seethes and gets worse when reminded.

It harms my ability to be fully functional; I can barely interact with the stuff without the equivalent of a mental ten-foot tong, yet I have to. The parts that make me angriest are the parts that will make 'em hang, given time, but in the meantime I don't have that satisfaction.

I don't know what to do about this. It's extremely distressing.

And I'm distressed at feeling anger at all. It's not an emotion I like having.___

2015-03-05 23:46:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Here's a collection of a whole bunch of lawsuits against the TSA — most of the publicly available files plus a bunch I paid PACER for. Feel free to share. Please send me anything I'm missing (preferably w/ CM/ECF headers), & LMK docket info for any docs I don't currently have fully tagged. (This doesn't include my two cases because I have them organized separately.)

Case list:
armato v tsa 2-2011cv02462
bierfeldt v napolitano
Blintz v Napolitano 1-10cv930-WO-WWD
corbett v tsa 1-12-cv-20863-JAL
corbett v tsa 1-12-cv-20863-JAL appeal 13-14053
corbett v tsa 1-12-cv-20863-JAL appeal 13-14053 cert petition
corbett v us 1-10-cv-24106-MGC
corbett v us 1-10-cv-24106-MGC appeal 11-12426
corbett v us 1-10-cv-24106-MGC appeal 11-12426 cert 11-1413
corbett v us 1-10-cv-24106-MGC appeal sub nom corbett v tsa 12-15893-RR
corbett v us1... more »

Here's a collection of a whole bunch of lawsuits against the TSA — most of the publicly available files plus a bunch I paid PACER for. Feel free to share. Please send me anything I'm missing (preferably w/ CM/ECF headers), & LMK docket info for any docs I don't currently have fully tagged. (This doesn't include my two cases because I have them organized separately.)

Case list:
armato v tsa 2-2011cv02462
bierfeldt v napolitano
Blintz v Napolitano 1-10cv930-WO-WWD
corbett v tsa 1-12-cv-20863-JAL
corbett v tsa 1-12-cv-20863-JAL appeal 13-14053
corbett v tsa 1-12-cv-20863-JAL appeal 13-14053 cert petition
corbett v us 1-10-cv-24106-MGC
corbett v us 1-10-cv-24106-MGC appeal 11-12426
corbett v us 1-10-cv-24106-MGC appeal 11-12426 cert 11-1413
corbett v us 1-10-cv-24106-MGC appeal sub nom corbett v tsa 12-15893-RR
corbett v us 1-10-cv-24106-MGC appeal sub nom corbett v tsa 12-15893-RR cert petition
coulter v dhs 07-4894-JAG
epic v dhs
george v rehiel 2-10-cv-00586
george v rehiel 2-10-cv-00586 appeal 11-4292
hasbrouck v cbp
hebshi v us
mocek v albuquerque
pellegrino v tsa 09-CV-5505
redfern v napolitano 11-1805P-01A
redfern v tsa 10-12048
ruskai v pistole 12-1392
Tobey v. Jones, 706 F. 3d 379 (4th Cir. 2013)
Tobey v. Napolitano, 808 F. Supp. 2d 830 (ED Va. 2011)
TSA v John Brennan 12-TSA-0092
Vanderklok v TSA 2-15-cv-00370-WY
ventura v tsa___

2015-03-05 18:35:10 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

+VMware is getting sued for making derivative works of GPL code (linux) without resharing. Details @ link & http://sfconservancy.org/linux-compliance/vmware-lawsuit-faq.html

+VMware is getting sued for making derivative works of GPL code (linux) without resharing. Details @ link & http://sfconservancy.org/linux-compliance/vmware-lawsuit-faq.html___

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2015-03-05 03:02:15 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Not likely to be giving a link to the Daily Mail very often, but… that is a pretty awesome photo.

Not likely to be giving a link to the Daily Mail very often, but… that is a pretty awesome photo.___

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2015-03-04 19:45:27 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

TSA just released their response to my complaint about my screening at BOS (http://s.ai/tsa/#bos):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzmetJxi-p0VTjZZUmVmZFpYeTg/

They claim that not answering questions is somehow "obstructing"; that my use of paper to communicate objections to the search, rather than to answer questions, meant that I did not have the right to have paper; that I was never discriminated against on the basis of my disability; etc.

That's a whole bunch of lies, omissions, and blatant misrepresentation of law… but at least now I have them on record. And it only took 25 months and a lawsuit, instead of the 6 months and simple complaint required by law.

They still haven't responded to my complaint about my screening at SFO (http://s.ai/tsa/#sfo).

My Rehabilitation Act lawsuit: ht... more »

TSA just released their response to my complaint about my screening at BOS (http://s.ai/tsa/#bos):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzmetJxi-p0VTjZZUmVmZFpYeTg/

They claim that not answering questions is somehow "obstructing"; that my use of paper to communicate objections to the search, rather than to answer questions, meant that I did not have the right to have paper; that I was never discriminated against on the basis of my disability; etc.

That's a whole bunch of lies, omissions, and blatant misrepresentation of law… but at least now I have them on record. And it only took 25 months and a lawsuit, instead of the 6 months and simple complaint required by law.

They still haven't responded to my complaint about my screening at SFO (http://s.ai/tsa/#sfo).

My Rehabilitation Act lawsuit: 
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BzmetJxi-p0VS1RDTkZfZHRrdmM#list 

- Note especially the complaint, their motion to dismiss, and the motion to compel & response to it — docs # 1, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 29, 30 & attachments.


Even their own documents about it, which I got from my FOIA / Privacy Act lawsuit, contradict their claims. See e.g. the BDOs' statements about my screening, where they explicitly say that my not speaking and my satirical t-shirt were why I was subjected to secondary screening:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzmetJxi-p0VYTFjN2JOMlJiVU0/

(Those statements have multiple outright lies, as the CCTV video proves, but I haven't uploaded a final cut of the video yet. Will try to get it up soon.)

PS Support would be appreciated: PayPal http://s.ai/pp / Bitcoin http://s.ai/btc___

2015-03-03 23:48:46 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

In case you missed it: the DoJ issued a formal position statement in December saying that transgender discrimination is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act as gender discrimination.

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/attorney-general-holder-directs-department-include-gender-identity-under-sex-discrimination
http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/opa/press-releases/attachments/2014/12/18/title_vii_memo.pdf

In case you missed it: the DoJ issued a formal position statement in December saying that transgender discrimination is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act as gender discrimination.

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/attorney-general-holder-directs-department-include-gender-identity-under-sex-discrimination
http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/opa/press-releases/attachments/2014/12/18/title_vii_memo.pdf___

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2015-03-03 21:41:15 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

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2015-03-03 01:30:21 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

My SCOTUS case (s.ai/ifp) just got featured as the National Law Journal's Brief of the Week. \o/
http://www.nationallawjournal.com/supremecourtbrief/home/id=1202719348618/Brief-of-the-Week-Indigent-Plaintiffs-Seek-Privacy

My SCOTUS case (s.ai/ifp) just got featured as the National Law Journal's Brief of the Week. \o/
http://www.nationallawjournal.com/supremecourtbrief/home/id=1202719348618/Brief-of-the-Week-Indigent-Plaintiffs-Seek-Privacy___

2015-03-03 00:47:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Today, the FEC released a new draft response to our request re. whether foreign nationals can contribute the IP resulting from their coding and designing services to us, and we submitted comments on the existing drafts. Both are @ https://makeyourlaws.org/fec/volunteer_ip#docs

It's open to public comment until March 4 at 5pm Eastern. If you want to comment on the record, just email ao@fec.gov, refer to AOR 2014-20, give your name, and clearly explain your position. It's currently scheduled for discussion at the March 5 open meeting, though that may be moved to March 6 or 10 depending on weather.

Today, the FEC released a new draft response to our request re. whether foreign nationals can contribute the IP resulting from their coding and designing services to us, and we submitted comments on the existing drafts. Both are @ https://makeyourlaws.org/fec/volunteer_ip#docs

It's open to public comment until March 4 at 5pm Eastern. If you want to comment on the record, just email ao@fec.gov, refer to AOR 2014-20, give your name, and clearly explain your position. It's currently scheduled for discussion at the March 5 open meeting, though that may be moved to March 6 or 10 depending on weather.___

2015-02-28 16:13:54 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Dear Googlers: Please fix search for legal cites.

Example: google "Thomas v. Cate, 715 F. Supp. 2d 1012, 1029-1030 (E.D. Cal. 2010)". That's a full, standard format case citation.

I get various docs that cite it (which is actually useful, since I can spider others' arguments that cite it*), but not the case. OK, let's try scholar.google.com -> case law (which I can't autosearch from scholar.google.com tab completion in chrome, which is another problem). Huh, still no results.

Only when I put in the bare case cite - 715 F. Supp. 2d 1012 - dod I finally get the result. Instead, it should be the first google hit, with a direct link to paragraph 1029, i.e. https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=8077828207685361756#p1029

* Note that 'how cited' in google scholar -> case law doesn't reveal non-opinion citations.W... more »

Dear Googlers: Please fix search for legal cites.

Example: google "Thomas v. Cate, 715 F. Supp. 2d 1012, 1029-1030 (E.D. Cal. 2010)". That's a full, standard format case citation.

I get various docs that cite it (which is actually useful, since I can spider others' arguments that cite it*), but not the case. OK, let's try scholar.google.com -> case law (which I can't autosearch from scholar.google.com tab completion in chrome, which is another problem). Huh, still no results.

Only when I put in the bare case cite - 715 F. Supp. 2d 1012 - dod I finally get the result. Instead, it should be the first google hit, with a direct link to paragraph 1029, i.e. https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=8077828207685361756#p1029

* Note that 'how cited' in google scholar -> case law doesn't reveal non-opinion citations. Which, again, lame. I want to know how it's been cited in arguments, not just in opinions. Argument citations' context very often have relevant case collections and so forth.

While I'm at it:
* Could you please just buy everything on PACER and offer to make it all hosted for free to the courts? Paying 10¢ per page for electronic documents is sheer nonsense.

* Please support Westlaw & Lexis cites too. I don't have access to either, but I often have to look up cases cited using WL. And you don't seem to even have FRD opinion texts at all. (E.g. "United States ex rel. Englund v. Los Angeles, 235 F.R.D. 675, 684 (E.D. Cal. 2006)" - it has citations, but not the opinion. What gives?)

As is, google scholar very often fails, even for opinions. I end up having to try to find it in PACER case locator, go through the docket manually to find the date & document #, and only then do I get to read the document (not always even then, since some docket-listed documents aren't on PACER for whatever reason).

Spending $0.20-$3.00 just to search for a court opinion (supposed to be free!) is incredibly stupid.

* You have duplications in google scholar, eg among different citation forms of the same thing, even for SCOTUS cases (eg US vs Sup Ct style cites). I suggest collapsing them and making parallel paragraph citation anchors (#p for the most official, #sctp, #wlp, etc for the rest).

Example: https://scholar.google.com/scholar?cluster=8221341191343035930&hl=en&as_sdt=8006

* Adding the docket text for opinion results would be helpful. It often has tl;dr summaries or some extra info.

* Linking related cases (eg appeals) would also be very helpful.___

2015-02-27 19:18:46 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

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Does your company have a drinking culture? I wrote this document in collaboration with folks who care deeply about workplace culture and its intersection with alcohol. We hope it will help colleagues understand and include each other better throughout the working world.___

2015-02-27 18:37:44 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

TSA case update - my filings yesterday & today:

#25 Emergency to compel response to my affidavit and give me more time to respond to such a complicated MTD, which can be severed from the PSJ I filed almost two months ago. (Plus their counsel is testifying in a motion, tsk.)

#26 Motion re their FTCA administrative remedy deficiency claims (together with more definite statement, #26-1, of money damages on the underlying cases, which will hopefully prevent any similar FTCA timeliness claim in the later suits for those)

#27 Motion to partially substitute & join US as defendant-intervenor

Of course, all opposed, even though 28 U.S. Code § 2679(d)(1) makes substitution mandatory once a certification is filed, which they did.

Their position seems to be basically "oppose absolutely everything". I tried hard to negotiate a reasonably amicable... more »

TSA case update - my filings yesterday & today:

#25 Emergency to compel response to my affidavit and give me more time to respond to such a complicated MTD, which can be severed from the PSJ I filed almost two months ago. (Plus their counsel is testifying in a motion, tsk.)

#26 Motion re their FTCA administrative remedy deficiency claims (together with more definite statement, #26-1, of money damages on the underlying cases, which will hopefully prevent any similar FTCA timeliness claim in the later suits for those)

#27 Motion to partially substitute & join US as defendant-intervenor

Of course, all opposed, even though 28 U.S. Code § 2679(d)(1) makes substitution mandatory once a certification is filed, which they did.

Their position seems to be basically "oppose absolutely everything". I tried hard to negotiate a reasonably amicable settlement. But at this point, I suppose it's murum aries attigit.

I'm sharing the full folder of (electronic format) filings so you can peruse it all for yourself. Everything will be put in there as it's filed, in case you want to keep tabs on it.___

2015-02-27 04:03:12 (37 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I find it interesting how some people seem to think that, basically, they get to pick whichever laws they want to follow and declare the rest of them not 'legal'. After a whole ton of pseudolegal bullshit, it boils down to just "I don't think this law is right".

And really, I get that. There are lots of laws I don't think are right. On some, the Supreme Court agrees with me; on some they don't, so oh well, sucks to be me, gotta change the law. That's the step I think they just skip over. Instead of acknowledging that the law exists and sucks and needs to change, they just go straight to whatever pseudolegal belief they have about "natural law" or "jurisdiction" or the like and deny that the law even exists (or at least, as applied to them).

I guess I find such mystical thinking in general fairly fascinating. (See e.g. my post about... more »

I find it interesting how some people seem to think that, basically, they get to pick whichever laws they want to follow and declare the rest of them not 'legal'. After a whole ton of pseudolegal bullshit, it boils down to just "I don't think this law is right".

And really, I get that. There are lots of laws I don't think are right. On some, the Supreme Court agrees with me; on some they don't, so oh well, sucks to be me, gotta change the law. That's the step I think they just skip over. Instead of acknowledging that the law exists and sucks and needs to change, they just go straight to whatever pseudolegal belief they have about "natural law" or "jurisdiction" or the like and deny that the law even exists (or at least, as applied to them).

I guess I find such mystical thinking in general fairly fascinating. (See e.g. my post about David-Wynn Miller's oeuvre [1] for an even more crazy strain of this. Watching his videos gives me the same kind of fascination as watching videos of people with really rather horrible but somewhat hilarious neurological disorders like anosagnosia.)

Warning: link is to a youtube comment thread. Similar amusing BS in the video. :-P


[1] https://plus.google.com/103112149634414554669/posts/HqHPmtmpjvE___

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2015-02-27 00:12:43 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

TSA case update: Here's their response to my complaint: 31 pages of total stonewalling.

Basically, they say that I have no right to get an answer to my Rehab Act complaint at all; they're not liable for anything even if they did deliberately obstruct the investigation; I have no right to sue any of them individually nor the agencies themselves; the court has no subject matter jurisdiction; etc etc etc.

I wish I could say I was surprised by anything other than the length, but I'm not.

TSA case update: Here's their response to my complaint: 31 pages of total stonewalling.

Basically, they say that I have no right to get an answer to my Rehab Act complaint at all; they're not liable for anything even if they did deliberately obstruct the investigation; I have no right to sue any of them individually nor the agencies themselves; the court has no subject matter jurisdiction; etc etc etc.

I wish I could say I was surprised by anything other than the length, but I'm not.___

2015-02-25 19:03:15 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

TSA case update: Just filed a combined reply re my motion to compel their participation in a 26(f) discovery conference, response to their motion to stay discovery, and motion for certification of 1292(b) interlocutory appeal. Links to my exhibits, my motion, their response, etc in the sidebar comments at top of the document.

Probably the most thoroughly researched motion I've filed so far. We'll see how it goes. They have 10 days to file a reply to this, and until tomorrow to file an answer or motion to dismiss for my complaint, and a response to my motion for partial summary judgment.

TSA case update: Just filed a combined reply re my motion to compel their participation in a 26(f) discovery conference, response to their motion to stay discovery, and motion for certification of 1292(b) interlocutory appeal. Links to my exhibits, my motion, their response, etc in the sidebar comments at top of the document.

Probably the most thoroughly researched motion I've filed so far. We'll see how it goes. They have 10 days to file a reply to this, and until tomorrow to file an answer or motion to dismiss for my complaint, and a response to my motion for partial summary judgment.___

2015-02-23 00:35:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

I'm starting to have almost an appreciation for the dark arts of government legal stonewalling. Working on a response motion that involved a bunch of legal research on Iqbal, qualified immunity, interlocutory appeals, discovery motions, standing, etc. Should be … interesting to see how it plays out.

(On the plus side, two lawyers I've talked with informally about my motion thought it's pretty good. Turns out that suing the TSA is pretty good legal training. ^^)

I'm starting to have almost an appreciation for the dark arts of government legal stonewalling. Working on a response motion that involved a bunch of legal research on Iqbal, qualified immunity, interlocutory appeals, discovery motions, standing, etc. Should be … interesting to see how it plays out.

(On the plus side, two lawyers I've talked with informally about my motion thought it's pretty good. Turns out that suing the TSA is pretty good legal training. ^^)___

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