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Sai (saizai) has been at 3 events

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Make Your Laws293Following up from the April 23rd meeting, the Federal Election Commission is slated to discuss +Make Your Laws' Bitcoin advisory opinion request (AOR) and how to compromise between the two previous drafts.Draft C: http://saos.fec.gov/aodocs/201402_2.pdfMore info: https://makeyourlaws.org/fec/bitcoinJoin +Sai  live for the meeting, and get on the hangout afterwards if you'd like to discuss it or ask questions. Link to join the hangout will be posted here.Previous: FEC Meeting about MYL's Bitcoin request (AO 2014-02)2nd FEC meeting about MYL's Bitcoin request (AOR 2014-02)2014-05-08 16:00:003G+
Make Your Laws293The FEC is having a webinar about e-filing on April 2, 1-2:15pm Eastern.http://www.fec.gov/info/outreach.shtml#roundtablesAnyone who wants to join the hangout (before or after the FEC meeting) is welcome to chat about MYL's tech progression (including e.g. making an open-source Ruby gem for FEC e-filing).FEC e-filing roundtable; MYL tech update2014-04-02 18:45:003G+
Sai (saizai)8,605Sai's ASL tutorial beta test, take 2 (Sun @ 4)2012-11-19 01:00:004G+

Sai (saizai) has been shared in 108 public circles

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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 05:16:12476209CC G+
John Nuntiatio37,244#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle  #photography #health #weightloss 2014-05-28 09:17:58496328CC G+
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 05:03:174777218CC G+
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 11:00:124583111CC G+
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 05:12:352629212CC G+
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 06:25:5632961312CC G+
John Nuntiatio32,205#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health2014-04-03 06:40:30128164CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:45475126CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:00475125CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:45:28475014CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:44:37475126CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:43:264755010CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,572#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-12 06:21:31469007CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,572#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-12 06:20:51469102CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,361#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-09 11:43:13251109CC 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+
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 15:53:26287703062CC 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+
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 19:10:48484723561CC 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 13:37:49218505056CC G+
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 02:14:3499102CC G+
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 06:11:2192115CC G+
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 21:30:4250010522CC G+
Richard Law2,621Imaginary Robots should be in everyone's stream. #doshare #sharedcircles #circleshare2012-05-07 20:41:36231000CC G+
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 17:23:5433731622CC G+
Richard Law2,040My imaginary robots circle; one of my favorites. #sharedcircle2012-04-03 19:24:54199011CC G+
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 22:44:0518303CC G+
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 17:31:02274774757CC G+
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 13:04:39500648CC G+
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 11:09:54365231829CC G+
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 15:45:4949913914CC G+
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 19:19:1026102CC G+
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 19:05:48254915CC G+
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 17:00:12999023CC G+
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 03:06:0739323CC G+
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 05:00:13999002CC G+
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 17:00:12999001CC G+
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 05:00:27999010CC G+
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 17:31:13999000CC G+
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 17:00:08999041CC G+
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 14:00:09999000CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/14/2012 at 08:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 13:00:15999000CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/14/2012 at 06:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 11:00:15999000CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/14/2012 at 05:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 10:00:14999000CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/14/2012 at 04:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 09:00:13999001CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/14/2012 at 03:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 08:00:12999000CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/14/2012 at 02:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 07:00:14999000CC G+

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2014-07-15 22:01:20 (62 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

My opinion: Google+, you're still using the words "real people" and "real names". What the fuck? Since when is a pseudonym not a "real" name, or someone who uses one not a "real" person? I think that the pseudonymous writers of the Federalist papers would strongly disagree.

Even when finally surrendering in #nymwars , Google still manages to be insulting about it. Oy fucking vey.

Most reshares: 15

2014-07-03 09:41:19 (7 comments, 15 reshares, 8 +1s)

Sai v TSA updates — 3 big ways to help now; TSA's false sworn statements, new info, & more

It's been a while since I posted an overview. (If you'd like to get them emailed to you — about once a month — just fill out my 3 question survey @ http://s.ai/tsa/survey.)

There's been a lot of activity in the case recently.

One of the biggest highlights: in response to my motion for preliminary injunction (asking the court to make them hand over their responses to my Rehabilitation Act grievances), the TSA claimed, under penalty of perjury, that they never got my request for those documents in the first place.

Unfortunately for them, they emailed me (both by bot and human) confirmations of receiving the request, and my request for admissions formally served them with copies thereof. So either they lied, or they didn't bother tocheck... more »

Most plusones: 88

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2014-07-14 15:42:34 (62 comments, 2 reshares, 88 +1s)

Oliver is remarkably good as an independent satirist — as funny as Colbert & Stewart, as blunt as FAIR TV.

It does bring an interesting meta-political question, though. Should a good system somehow nudge people towards acting in their actual projected best interests, or allow them to value a tiny chance that benefits others at a level of 1000:1 more highly?

I'm honestly not sure what the morally correct thing is, from a voting-system-creation standpoint. It doesn't seem to be primarily a lack of information that causes this "irrational" voting behavior, so I don't think simply providing information would actually address this.

In principle, I think that people in a democracy should be able to choose to disproportionally benefit people far wealthier than they are. OTOH, this has a major dose of not just false belief about facts, but false beliefs... more »

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2014-07-30 20:31:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Here's my latest round of FOIA / PA requests:

* TSA complaints, reports, & results thereof
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FZLBZ_TvhJXXEjOPfaSLwHdKERWBXVsN5gU4qrNTkno/

* TSA FOIA / Privacy Act requests and responses
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1m-NsonsNezv1AWdUEkDfWenBsKy7XFcGT0OAUDiIXNg/

* TSA training manuals, contracts, management contacts, and investigatory records
https://docs.google.com/document/d/121nWFK1KQQtTXrXgrXPmE0hO30O2wfjo-IgsyaiqpZU/

* Travel records about me from TSA, DHS, CBP, & INS/USCIS/ICE
https://docs.google.com/document/d/19OT7Tuy0iaZ_IHVAmDOzb3lidgWk_Emud-Lv8EfKQrw/

2014-07-30 14:32:45 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Just sent this, regarding the latest "transportation security manager gone wild over medical liquids" incident, even worse than what happened at SFO (s.ai/tsa/#sfo):

Dear Budapest Airport, Hungarian Freedom of Information office, Hungarian EU regulation enforcement agency, Hungarian Independent Police Complaints agency, Budapest Airport Police Directorate, and US Embassy Budapest —


This email is a combined formal freedom of information request, complaint for violation of human rights, and criminal complaint.

My full legal name is Sai. I am a US citizen currently traveling through Europe.

I have a neurological disability that requires me to have medical liquids with me at all times in significant quantities — namely, juice, ginger, tea, or similar drinks that have adequate sugar content.

My disability also causes episodic mutism,ren... more »

2014-07-29 11:21:12 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Could anyone give me a good argument for why strict scrutiny shouldn't always apply to review of laws?

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2014-07-29 10:03:51 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

4th Circuit struck down SSM bans; applies to Maryland, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, & West Virginia.

/via +Isaac Clerencia

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2014-07-29 09:26:42 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Cause for worry: dual standards in remote transaction security

A comment by +Carmelyne Thompson triggered an interesting thought: remote banking holds security to dual standards. Actually, it isn't just banking, but also most business and most official transactions. And given that we live in an increasingly digital world, that is quite worrying.

Let me give you a simple, harmless example: You want to perform a remote transaction, say changing your address at a bank. You have three options:

(1) Online banking: it runs over an encrypted connection, with full mandatory activity logging, and is authenticated  with an online password, and authorized with the security measure of the bank (multiple passphrases, single-use hardware-generated transaction access number, etc).

(2) Telephone banking: it runs over an unencrypted connection, recording is optional,a... more »

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2014-07-29 09:06:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Looks like San Diego Comic Con (# 74123281, with space) owns a trademark on "COMIC-CON" (# 78714077, with dash), but lost one on "COMIC CON" (# 74706192, with space) after Chicago Comicon (# 74214780, no space; formerly with dash, # 77522601, but that one was abandoned) challenged it (TTABVUE # 91101992).

A bunch of specific ones are also registered — DENVER COMIC CON, LOS ANGELES COMIC-CON, CAPITAL CITY COMIC CON, SAN FRANCISCO COMIC-CON, BRONX HEROES COMIC CON, ANAHEIM COMIC-CON, etc.

Also, "COMICON" (# 77615896, no space) is owned by Global Marketing Resources, Inc. For some unclear reason. (They also own ANIMICON, STARCON, HUMICON, WITTICON, and a whole slew of non con trademarks, but AFAICT no actual specific one.)

Yet San Diego Comic-Con purports to stop Salt Lake Comic Con from using "Comic Con", "Comic-Con ", or&... more »

2014-07-27 20:24:28 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

One problem with +The Onion: reading the headline gives you almost all the information/joke in the full article. It'd be interesting to calculate & compare the (cognitive*) entropy of various publications…

* I wonder if this is different from some sort of straightforward corpus-based entropy calculation, and if yes, how one could approximate the cognitive version.

2014-07-26 16:21:19 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

tl;dr: In the UK, if your behavior is "capable of" or "likely to" "annoy" or "distress" someone, they can get an order for injunction or compulsion (of unlimited scope and duration), with criminal sanctions for violation.

So sayeth the UK's new "Anti-Social Behavior" law:
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/12/contents/enacted/data.htm

Analysis:
https://www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk/sites/default/files/liberty-s-briefing-on-the-draft-anti-social-behaviour-bill-feb-2013-.pdf

Previous law:
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1986/64/
(note that while §4A is for intentional behavior, §5 has no mens rea, only a "reasonable behavior" affirmative defense)

This is one reason I don't believe people who claim the UK has a constitution. 'cause this shit wouldb... more »

2014-07-25 10:45:50 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Moderation note: I've added rule #4 to the pinned community guidelines: comments must be turned on. Any post with comments off will be summarily deleted.

Exception: moderators (or posters w/ a mod's permission) may turn comments off to stop a flamewar in the comments. TTBOMK that's not happened yet here, and I hope it doesn't, but such posts won't be deleted just because of the comments.

Happy hacking,
- Your friendly neighborhood community owner / meta-moderator

2014-07-25 10:36:36 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Starting today, posts will be limited to ones that:
1. are of interest to experts (i.e. someone already trained in cogsci or one of its related fields)
2. link directly to the original source material discussed (e.g. the actual research paper, not a blog or popular media discussion of it)
3. are not commercial (with rare exceptions, e.g. for companies' posts of actual research)
4. have comments enabled

We've had a lot of posts lately that are of marginal quality, or are questions that a cogsci undergrad night have in their early years. Because of the breadth of the field, this is quite wide indeed, and dilutes the value of the community.

I'm adopting the same standard here that I did with the Computer Security & Lockpicking community[0]: for experts by experts, so that the signal to noise ratio is high for those of us who are in the field.... more »

2014-07-25 08:34:42 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)

Community guidelines

Posts must:
1. be of interest to experts (i.e. someone already trained in cogsci or one of its related fields)
2. link directly to the original source material discussed (e.g. the actual research paper, not a blog or popular media discussion of it)
3. not be commercial (with rare exceptions, e.g. for companies' posts of actual research)
4. have comments enabled and not delete comments (summon a mod if there's a problem)

We've had a lot of posts lately that are of marginal quality, or are questions that a cogsci undergrad night have in their early years. Because of the breadth of the field, this is quite wide indeed, and dilutes the value of the community.

I'm adopting the same standard here that I did with the Computer Security & Lockpicking community[0]: for experts by experts, so that the signal to... more »

2014-07-24 16:45:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

The Shrivner Center has a very impressive manual online explaining how to engage in federal civil litigation (of all sorts). If you ever happen to be involved in a federal lawsuit, pro se or otherwise, I highly recommend reading this.

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2014-07-24 10:20:51 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)

Nai describing how they (as a Blind person) work as an ASL interpreter.

For those who are the signing-impaired (or blind): go to Blind people can interpret! Video series introduction and read the description (which is roughly a transcript).

2014-07-23 22:37:49 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Today (during a period of leg weakness) I got complimented on my penguin-style "waddle down stairs using both sticks" technique by someone whose relative has a stroke and might benefit from it.

I'm not sure how to feel about that. Win/fail?

2014-07-22 21:53:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Unfortunately, though he granted my application for extension, Chief Justice Roberts denied my application for stay. Still pending response from the DC Circuit on my motion for stay pending review, but their order to pay up or file affidavit on the public record expires today.

If they deny it, they'll dismiss the case for lack of prosecution, though my SCOTUS appeal will survive.

If I win in SCOTUS, then the case would get un-dismissed by remand. If I don't, then I can just re-file the same thing again later; it'll just be a hassle. So fortunately, not too much harm done either way.

Anyway, I figure that the IFP affidavit privacy issue is more important as a matter of principle than the USPS FOIA case. I guess I'll find out soon what the DC Circuit chooses to do.

And sometime in late August, a bunch of law students are going to have a very curious... more »

2014-07-21 16:01:07 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)

Chief Justice Roberts granted me an extension to file cert until Nov. 20, as requested. :-)

Also: I've been offered pro bono representation by a major law school's appellate/SCOTUS law clinic. It's not official yet (pending conflict check & letter of representation), but still pretty good news — both in having lawyers for my Supreme Court appeal, and in having some independent confirmation that I have a legit case.

TBD from other schools I contacted — a couple were maybe interested if I got an extension.

The docket doesn't mention the rest of what I asked for[1], though. I called the court clerk to ask about it (particularly the request for stay, since the lower court order comes due in a couple days and they haven't responded to my motion for stay pending appeal). The people who handle it were out, so I left voicemail. TBD.
[... more »

2014-07-20 14:58:48 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

I'm intending to write up a post about blind accessibility things I've encountered so far (both while sighted and functionally blind) and some ideas for improvement. Plus some ideas on how to make a blind-experience museum that doesn't suck.

This is going to be limited to accessibility features in public (architecture, crosswalks, signs, maps, etc). Braille / audio books, education, etc etc are all way outside what I feel comfortable writing about with any experiential basis.

Before I post it, i'd like to get some input:

a) If you've encountered or seen any blind (or even better, deaf-blind) accessibility features in your area, please send me info — descriptions, pics, video, whatever you have.

Of particular interest to me are things such as pavement guides; crosswalk signals (button boxes, anything tactile on them, static or when-crossinga... more »

2014-07-19 11:59:54 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

After scraping the Supreme Court's applications & motions, here're some interesting stats (totals* since 2003):

Common applications: 
10015 for various extensions: 84% granted, 16% denied.
600 for stay of execution**: 6% granted, 87% denied.
30 to vacate a stay of execution: 23% granted, 70% denied.
221 for certificate of appealability: 100% denied
168 to exceed page limits: 33% granted, 66% denied.
14 to exceed word limits: 14% granted, 85% denied.
85 for bail: 100% denied
34 to suspend the effect of the denial of the petition for cert: 100% denied

Common motions:
908 to file out of time (i.e. late): 100% denied
54 to file in forma pauperis without an affidavit: 52% granted, 33% denied
11 to file in forma pauperis with affidavit under seal: 100% denied
53 to file as a veteran: 19% granted, 77% denied
... more »

2014-07-19 07:26:57 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Today in names that are too scary to be allowed on G+: Bambi.

No, seriously.

http://bambicniradio.blogspot.com/2012/02/google-plus-snafu.html
http://bambicniradio.blogspot.com/2012/02/google-plus-profile-suspended-again.html

2014-07-18 01:31:19 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)

Oh hey, there's my name on the Supreme Court docket.

(The application: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DKXslI7M-jheAbPgSt75P99hfgG-Hw5nZ-FIV0STRJ0/ )

2014-07-18 01:16:40 (25 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

I've been having an increasing number of episodes of partial or full atonia, mutism, functional blindness from light sensitivity so intense that it's too painful to open my eyes wearing sunglasses (and sometimes so intense that even with eyes closed under sunglasses, it's too painful, and I need to wear an actual blindfold).

I should write up sometime how I've been coping with / adjusting to this. It is … difficult, to conceive of myself as significantly disabled (and even at times totally blind).

On the other hand, adapting to using a guide cane has actually been fairly natural (thanks in large part to Nai's crash course), and there's a strange sort of deep comfort in being able to just put the ball tip on my walking-stick and be able to close my eyes while still walking around outside (even in a foreign city) just fine.

And the sticks are prettyu... more »

2014-07-17 13:29:17 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Any fluent Arabic speakers in the audience: could you tell me if "أنا لست ارهابيا" is grammatically correct? (Alas, mine's too rusty, so that's what Google Translate gave me for "I am not a terrorist".)

2014-07-16 21:57:53 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)

"When we launched Google+ over three years ago, we had a lot of restrictions on what name you could use on your profile. This helped create a community made up of people who matched our expectations about what a “real” person was, but excluded many other real people, with real identities and real names that we didn’t understand.

We apologise unreservedly to those people, who through our actions were marginalised, denied access to services, and whose identities we treated as lesser. We especially apologise to those who were already marginalised, discriminated against, or unsafe, such as queer youth or victims of domestic violence, whose already difficult situations were worsened through our actions. We also apologise specifically to those whose accounts were banned, not only for refusing them access to our services, but for the poor treatment they received from our staff when theysough... more »

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2014-07-16 07:48:40 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)

Nuclear physics ethics rap. It's MAD, yo.

2014-07-15 22:01:20 (62 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

My opinion: Google+, you're still using the words "real people" and "real names". What the fuck? Since when is a pseudonym not a "real" name, or someone who uses one not a "real" person? I think that the pseudonymous writers of the Federalist papers would strongly disagree.

Even when finally surrendering in #nymwars , Google still manages to be insulting about it. Oy fucking vey.

2014-07-15 06:55:06 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

"I never said she stole my money."

>7 different meanings depending on which word(s) you stress. 'Cause pragma is a huge part of language. (This is why italics or bold are important to use well, just like punctuation.)

/via a Tumblr image repost I can't find now*
* PS please don't do that. If its only value is as text, use text, so blind people can enjoy it too.

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2014-07-15 06:34:27 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

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2014-07-14 19:39:54 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)

This is a really good talk on the first-person experience of ex-gay "conversion therapy" and #bornperfect . Trigger warning (elaborated by the speaker): they talk very explicitly about psychological torture.

(Linguistic curiosity: people who talk about such topics use the word 'space' much broader and more frequently than in my idiolect. I wonder why.)

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2014-07-14 15:42:34 (62 comments, 2 reshares, 88 +1s)

Oliver is remarkably good as an independent satirist — as funny as Colbert & Stewart, as blunt as FAIR TV.

It does bring an interesting meta-political question, though. Should a good system somehow nudge people towards acting in their actual projected best interests, or allow them to value a tiny chance that benefits others at a level of 1000:1 more highly?

I'm honestly not sure what the morally correct thing is, from a voting-system-creation standpoint. It doesn't seem to be primarily a lack of information that causes this "irrational" voting behavior, so I don't think simply providing information would actually address this.

In principle, I think that people in a democracy should be able to choose to disproportionally benefit people far wealthier than they are. OTOH, this has a major dose of not just false belief about facts, but false beliefs... more »

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2014-07-14 07:32:21 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Seen in the Vienna flat I'm staying in, here are some selections from +Frank Flöthmann - Grimms Märchen ohne Worte (Grimm's Fairy Tales without Words") and some others from his blog, http://frankfloethmann.blogspot.co.at/

For just the comics: http://www.2-f.de/

Flöthmann's publisher page (he has 3 books — the above plus "Men without words" and "Silent night"):
dumont-buchverlag.de/sixcms/detail.php?template=autorendetail&id=12247

I'm not sure where you can actually buy the posters. They seem to be publisher promos.

(Blind friends: I don't think I can adequately caption this, since it's a comic based exclusively on depicting with visual symbols of stories you probably already know. Sorry. :-/)

2014-07-10 13:31:57 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Recently I found out that a routine email-confirmation email from MYL got spam-boxed by +Gmail. As far as I can tell, there's nothing in the headers to indicate that; it's fully DMARC-compliant, no spam indication in headers, etc. (Full headers copy below, reacted only for the recipient's email address) 

Googlers or others, any suggestion as to what went wrong here?



Delivered-To: abcdef@gmail.com
Received: by 10.58.245.132 with SMTP id xo4csp328557vec;
        Thu, 3 Jul 2014 03:23:47 -0700 (PDT)
X-Received: by 10.70.96.102 with SMTP id dr6mr3479958pdb.136.1404383027519;
        Thu, 03 Jul 2014 03:23:47 -0700 (PDT)
Return-Path: <notifications@makeyourlaws.org>
Received: from narn.makeyourlaws.org (makeyourlaws.org. [173.255.252.140])
        by mx.google.com with ESMTPS idus7si3263268... more »

2014-07-08 23:35:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Brown & I will be in Vienna July 11-19/20. If any of you (or friends) are there and would like to meet up, or could host us, please let me know.

2014-07-08 23:18:18 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 9 +1s)

I'm currently in the Czech Republic. Recently I had to go to the emergency room after having been assaulted. [1]

The prices here are largely similar to the US — more or less equal public transportation; about 2/3-3/4 prices for restaurants, etc. However, my ER bill was this:

$12 Emergency fee
$3 Outpatient nurse assisting
$37 Trauma surgeon examination
$50 2 shoulder x-rays
$55 2 arm x-rays
$28 1 rib/sternum x-ray
$84 upper & lower abdominal ultrasound
$250 non-contrast head CT
$91 3x radiologist consults
$2 admin fee

Total: 12,169 CZK ~= $600.  (Paid out of pocket after a $100 upfront deposit because Aetna are assholes.)

Considering the baseline cost of living from other things, that is a very low price tag for an ER visit. In the US we'd be talking at least $10,000, probably more. And I think that thequ... more »

2014-07-08 09:42:06 (27 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)

Trigger warning / tl;dr: I intervened in a serious domestic violence situation. Some fucked up things happened. May be triggery for people w/ related history. :-/


We've been staying at a hostel in Prague for a few days.

Yesterday night (2014-07-07 at approximately 0:30), I heard yelling followed by repeated strikes etc. coming from across the hall and a woman screaming in pain and crying. I was afraid that she was in imminent danger of severe injury or death.

So I put my clothes on, grabbed my flashlight, went across the hall, identified the room it was coming form, and banged on the door. A man opened the door enough that I could see inside; inside I saw a woman in a bikini, with her front covered in blood. I tried to ask her what was going on, but she didn't respond.

The man did. He stepped out into the hall and started assaulting me. I backed away... more »

2014-07-04 13:30:34 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)

On reconsideration, the US Ct. App. DC refused to let me file an affidavit in support of a request to proceed in forma pauperis (IFP, aka "I can't afford to pay all the court fees") under seal. They said I had to either pay up, or disclose all my public finances on the public record to even be considered for IFP status.

I think that violates my basic Constitutional rights to privacy, equal protection under the law, and access to the courts. I refuse to give up my right to privacy for such sensitive personal financial information. So… I'm taking it to the US Supreme Court.

Step 1 (attached): I'm applying to Chief Justice Roberts, asking for more time to respond; copies of previous precedent that are only available in person at the courthouse and necessary for me to prepare; permission to petition for certiorari without filing fees or an affidavit…
… ... more »

2014-07-03 19:27:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Sai v TSA updates — 3 big ways to help now; TSA's false sworn statements, new info, & more

It's been a while since I posted an overview. (If you'd like to get them emailed to you — about once a month — just fill out my 3 question survey @ http://s.ai/tsa/survey.)

There's been a lot of activity in the case recently.

One of the biggest highlights: in response to my motion for preliminary injunction (asking the court to make them hand over their responses to my Rehabilitation Act grievances), the TSA claimed, under penalty of perjury, that they never got my request for those documents in the first place.

Unfortunately for them, they emailed me (both by bot and human) confirmations of receiving the request, and my request for admissions formally served them with copies thereof. So either they lied, or they didn't bother tocheck... more »

2014-07-03 09:41:19 (7 comments, 15 reshares, 8 +1s)

Sai v TSA updates — 3 big ways to help now; TSA's false sworn statements, new info, & more

It's been a while since I posted an overview. (If you'd like to get them emailed to you — about once a month — just fill out my 3 question survey @ http://s.ai/tsa/survey.)

There's been a lot of activity in the case recently.

One of the biggest highlights: in response to my motion for preliminary injunction (asking the court to make them hand over their responses to my Rehabilitation Act grievances), the TSA claimed, under penalty of perjury, that they never got my request for those documents in the first place.

Unfortunately for them, they emailed me (both by bot and human) confirmations of receiving the request, and my request for admissions formally served them with copies thereof. So either they lied, or they didn't bother tocheck... more »

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2014-07-02 12:09:57 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Sorting Out Emotions

Full article at http://goo.gl/9Iasmm.

Evaluating another person’s emotions based on facial expressions can sometimes be a complex task. As it turns out, this process isn’t so easy for the brain to sort out either.

The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall) 

Research:  “Neurons in the human amygdala selective for perceived emotion” by Shuo Wang, Oana Tudusciuc, Adam N. Mamelak, Ian B. Ross, Ralph Adolphs, and Ueli Rutishauser in PNAS. doi:10.1073/pnas.1323342111

Image: The team was able to record the responses from single neurons using existing electrodes, indicated by the arrows in the MRI image, placed in the brains of patients who were being treated for epilepsy. Credit Ralph Adolphs / Caltech.

#neuroimaging   #psychology   #emotion  

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2014-07-02 08:50:36 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

A thing I found funny: Hungary's far-right party, Jobbik (which had 20% of total vote in the last election), sounds a lot like a plausible Russian pun on ебать (/jebátʹ/, 'fuck') which would mean "little fucker".

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2014-07-02 08:37:21 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Brown & me in Budapest, at Gellért Hill and by Matthias Church on Castle Hill.

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2014-07-02 08:08:55 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

A political satire comic found at Heroes' Square in Budapest, where the government intends to erect a statute depicting the Archangel Gabriel (representing Hungary) being attacked by an eagle (representing Nazi Germany).

For discussion, see https://www.google.com/search?q=horthy+statue+budapest+eagle+archangel+gabriel

The text says:
Sokat vártam. Történt valami?
Lényegében semmi...
Radnóti Miklós - Gyarmati Fanni

I expected a lot. Has something happened? 
Essentially nothing ... 
Miklós Radnóti - Fanni Gyarmati

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikl%C3%B3s_Radn%C3%B3ti for context.

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2014-07-02 07:45:22 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Could any of you identify this lock / key type for me? Found in a hotel in Prague; double sided with rotational symmetry (not reflectional); cylinder says "ATX". 

On the one hand, the dimples are all the same height (as far as I can tell), which seems like a really stupid idea for a lock. On the other hand, it seems like it'd be a major pain to pick, since there is almost no manipulation room under the pins (I assume you need some sort of twisting pick?), it's double sided, and it might have both vertical and horizontal pins (if the small keyway dimples near the two big dimples are side pins).

2014-07-01 14:08:56 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)

Sai v TSA* update: I just sent the TSA's lawyer a love letter requesting to depose the TSA FOIA officer who swore under penalty of perjury that things were true which in fact were not (as proven by documents I'd served him before the false declaration was made).

Somehow I get the feeling he'll oppose this one too and again refuse to negotiate the matter. I am, after all, asking for the deposition so that I can impeach her…

If not, and he does comply with my request, then it'll be a Google Hangout on Air. Because that does audiovisual recording for free. :-)

* See http://s.ai/tsa/#foia for details; how you can help @ top of page.

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2014-06-30 09:10:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

It's an SMS from one of your friends...but can you trust it?

2014-06-29 15:59:49 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)

Sai v TSA update: I filed a response to TSA's motion for protective order together with a cross motion to compel and motion for sanctions, using my email with AUSA Simon as evidence of his refusal to confer in good faith.

They simply have no basis on which to ask for a blanket order against discovery. The cases they relied on only disfavor discovery of documents that are unrelated to the case, at issue in the FOIA/PA requests themselves, or for which the government has claimed an exemption and submitted sworn affidavits about the content. TSA hasn't claimed or submitted any such thing.

Moreover, they had a mandatory responsibility to confer with me in good faith to narrow the request. I proffered a narrowing; AUSA Simon flatly refused to negotiate. Thus my motion for sanctions.

Docs @ http://s.ai/tsa/legal/#foia & how you can help @ top of page.

2014-06-27 08:05:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

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I have rotated my GPG key from 8F48B78ED6D408A9 to 30868D47B6533F49.

The new key, signed by the previous one, is at the same location as before:
http://s.ai/sai_public.asc

Signatures uploaded to keyserver would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Sai
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2014-06-26 23:38:51 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)

Sai v TSA update: TSA opposed my motion for preliminary injunction, claiming (under penalty of perjury) that I never asked for the Rehab Act responses in the first place and that I never responded to their letters denying two of my requests. 

… except that, actually, I did. In fact, I served them with proof thereof a month ago. So I filed a motion to compel TSA to provide me with all their email records, since the sworn declaration is either perjurious or made in bad faith, and their email records would prove it.

We'll see how that goes. I hear judges really don't like it when people submit sworn declarations that contain materially false statements…

Details & evidence @ http://s.ai/tsa/legal/#foia (now fully up to date!), how you can help @ top of page.

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2014-06-23 08:25:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

ISIS (the group which is currently conquering much of Iraq) recently published their annual report for 2013. You might be surprised to think of them publishing a glossy annual report, but it's quite a fascinating document, and here the Institute for the Study of War gives a fairly detailed analysis of it. (The full report is at http://www.understandingwar.org/sites/default/files/ISWBackgrounder_ISIS_Annual_Reports_0.pdf)

While there are many details in this, the thing which most stands out is the structure of the report itself. ISIS has partitioned its operating theatre into several states, which are both military and governance divisions. The commanders within these states appear to coordinate regularly with central command, and report in a uniform way so that clear statistics can be obtained. Tactics differ significantly between regions and can be seen changing from year to year,... more »

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2014-06-18 03:42:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

My new guide cane adapter. Road test tomorrow. Kinda heavy so no good for tapping, but I seem to prefer constant contact technique anyway, and for a one day no tools MacGyver figured out by the +Ace Hardware store manager (Daniel @ 5th St NW, DC*), it looks pretty good.

* I filed formal commendations with both the city chain owners and the corporate regional manager. Seriously, above and beyond service coupled with excellent creativity.

It's composed of a pole basket that came with the poles, a compression pipe fitting, an inch of pipe, an 8mm adapter, and some J-B Weld, with an Ambutech rolling ball tip screwed in at the bottom.

Will post a tutorial video later if the road test works out well. Going for a walk around DC with Nai tomorrow to get some applied tips for how to use my new hybrid guide cane before I leave. ;-)

2014-06-17 08:32:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Sai v TSA update: I finally finished amending my complaint, together with various motions to go with it. That's one major thing finally off my stack.

Motion for leave to file amended / supplemented complaint:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_YApw5lnKkQ0lmPLwgAvJh24vNvYNHCDxLeNKDAdwN8/

Amended complaint:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DESnXQjzY0jRxSyLK2wM_mBRJrPMDzL-QulNpiQpXUg/ 

Renewed motion for expedition:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KbArs-O_X6xK0AiXaxKbBNxvUk6Ihe9JW78tzjUmIfs/

Emergency request to file summons:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Uy6U226vG2PDsLXsxcZ-Gv5wY7Vb_MyVr1PlLdL96io/

(… and yes, my address is wrong in the caption of the first three, though correct in the signature block. I noticed it when reviewing the fourth. I figured it's not worth filing a correction over.)

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