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Sai (saizai) has been at 4 events

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Sai (saizai)8,646+Alex Fink & +Sai 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 Laws299Following 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 16:00:003 
Make Your Laws299The 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 18:45:003 
Sai (saizai)8,646Sai's ASL tutorial beta test, take 2 (Sun @ 4)2012-11-19 01:00:004 

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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 13:37:49218505056
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 17:31:02274774757
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 09:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 14:00:09999000
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 13:00:15999000
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 11:00:15999000
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 10:00:14999000
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 09:00:13999001
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 08:00:12999000

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+Hank Green claimed that his questions weren't known beforehand … but it sure came off as pre-filtered fluff. Extremely softball questions, no followup, no challenge to his administration's policies, etc. I get that it's intimidating, but … you have a chance to interview the President, and you waste it on letting him use you to do PR? That's not journalism, it's astroturf. :-/

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2014-12-30 17:11:12 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

+DER SPIEGEL has released  tl;dr: Things the NSA can't yet decrypt: GPG, OTR, ZRTP (Redphone/Signal), Tor, Tails. Things that they can't do trivially: TrueCrypt, some SSH [unclear what conditions], some non-PPTP/IPsec VPN [OpenVPN?], some SSL [TSL v1.2 w/ PFS?]. So, y'know, use those things.

See also Jake & Laura talking about this @ 31C3:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SgGMj3Mf88

See also accompanying articles:
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/nsa-documents-attacks-on-vpn-ssl-tls-ssh-tor-a-1010525.html
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/secret-docs-reveal-dubious-details-of-targeted-killings-in-afghanistan-a-1010358.html

Most plusones: 361

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2015-01-24 00:54:17 (95 comments, 1 reshares, 361 +1s)Open 

+Hank Green claimed that his questions weren't known beforehand … but it sure came off as pre-filtered fluff. Extremely softball questions, no followup, no challenge to his administration's policies, etc. I get that it's intimidating, but … you have a chance to interview the President, and you waste it on letting him use you to do PR? That's not journalism, it's astroturf. :-/

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2015-01-24 02:29:35 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Evidently judges laugh, too. Watch around 15:00 — in the middle of a long discussion of whether anyone present had had the experience of driving a car with 70lb of drugs in the tires and would know how different it feels from a normal car. Also, evidently Judge Fletcher used to do tire balancing for a living back in college, and Judge Wardlaw can't tell if she has a flat. It's interesting to see them openly apply personal experience in their skepticism of the prosecution's case.

Evidently judges laugh, too. Watch around 15:00 — in the middle of a long discussion of whether anyone present had had the experience of driving a car with 70lb of drugs in the tires and would know how different it feels from a normal car. Also, evidently Judge Fletcher used to do tire balancing for a living back in college, and Judge Wardlaw can't tell if she has a flat. It's interesting to see them openly apply personal experience in their skepticism of the prosecution's case.___

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2015-01-24 00:54:17 (95 comments, 1 reshares, 361 +1s)Open 

+Hank Green claimed that his questions weren't known beforehand … but it sure came off as pre-filtered fluff. Extremely softball questions, no followup, no challenge to his administration's policies, etc. I get that it's intimidating, but … you have a chance to interview the President, and you waste it on letting him use you to do PR? That's not journalism, it's astroturf. :-/

+Hank Green claimed that his questions weren't known beforehand … but it sure came off as pre-filtered fluff. Extremely softball questions, no followup, no challenge to his administration's policies, etc. I get that it's intimidating, but … you have a chance to interview the President, and you waste it on letting him use you to do PR? That's not journalism, it's astroturf. :-/___

2015-01-24 00:00:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I'll probably* be in DC Feb 21 & 22 (±1-3 days on both ends) to testify before the Federal Election Commission — on post-McCutcheon campaign finance regulations and on volunteer contributions of IP.

If you happen to be around there and interested in meeting up and/or hosting me and/or helping me prep for my first formal governmental testimony thing**, please let me know.

* They haven't confirmed yet, nor said when they will…
** Possibly under oath, and trying to simultaneously be very blunt about currently-legal political money laundering and very carefully nonpartisan, diplomatic, & legally precise. Also, possibly media. >.>

I'll probably* be in DC Feb 21 & 22 (±1-3 days on both ends) to testify before the Federal Election Commission — on post-McCutcheon campaign finance regulations and on volunteer contributions of IP.

If you happen to be around there and interested in meeting up and/or hosting me and/or helping me prep for my first formal governmental testimony thing**, please let me know.

* They haven't confirmed yet, nor said when they will…
** Possibly under oath, and trying to simultaneously be very blunt about currently-legal political money laundering and very carefully nonpartisan, diplomatic, & legally precise. Also, possibly media. >.>___

2015-01-22 02:48:12 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

… and part 2: they totally failed to answer or defend against my complaint, past the due date that they acknowledged. So I should win by default.

… and part 2: they totally failed to answer or defend against my complaint, past the due date that they acknowledged. So I should win by default.___

2015-01-22 02:46:26 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Replying to the TSA's latest, part 1: no, they do not deserve an extension on the simple motion for partial summary judgment to decide that they have unlawfully withheld and unreasonably delayed responding to my Rehab Act complaint for the last two years.

Replying to the TSA's latest, part 1: no, they do not deserve an extension on the simple motion for partial summary judgment to decide that they have unlawfully withheld and unreasonably delayed responding to my Rehab Act complaint for the last two years.___

2015-01-21 23:52:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Unlike certain other agencies, the FEC is actually fairly responsive… and willing to overturn an improper FOIA denial on administrative appeal. Next, we'll see if they release the further documents we requested. :-)

Recently Level the Playing Field (LPF) asked the FEC to change the rules for candidate debates. However, two parts of LPF's request were redacted by the FEC. MYL PAC submitted a FOIA request for the unredacted document.

Our initial request was denied because the redactions concerned an ongoing formal complaint filed with the FEC (a "Matter Under Review", or "MUR"). We administratively appealed that denial.

Today, the FEC responded to our appeal by reversing the denial and releasing the complete, unredacted request. (See below.)

The redacted portions referred to a MUR filed by LPF against the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), a privately run non-profit that has had a de facto monopoly on all major presidential debates since 1987. CPD is in effect run 50-50 by the Democratic and Republican parties, and has consistently excluded third party candidates from all national presidential candidate debates.

These debates are hugely important in who has a chance of being elected to high office, especially for president. LPF's rulemaking petition is a public proceeding to change how the debates are run to allow third party candidates a fair chance… yet LPF and CPD are commenting based on secret documents. We don't think that's fair, and it doesn't allow the public to make fully informed comments.

Therefore, we have filed a second FOIA request with the FEC asking for the release of all documents in the LPFv. CPD complaint. We also asked that the FEC publicly announce the release of the extra information and extend the period for public comment.

Here's what we've gotten so far (as well as CPD's and MYL PAC's public comments on the rulemaking petition):

Unredacted LPF request: http://sers.fec.gov/fosers/showpdf.htm?docid=312656 CPD's reply: http://sers.fec.gov/fosers/showpdf.htm?docid=310982
Our reply: http://sers.fec.gov/fosers/showpdf.htm?docid=310991


Redactions made to the original LPF request:

* p 14, after "sponsorship":

"For this reason, the CPD’s rule violates the existing rules on debate
sponsorship, as detailed in a complaint that Petitioner has filed with
the FEC. [27]"

and the footnote:

"[27] See Complaint of Level the Playing Field and Peter Ackerman
against the Commission on Presidential Debates and its directors,
filed with the Federal Election Commission simultaneous to the filing
of this petition."

* p 175, fn 13, after "2014":

"[13] See Expert Report of Dr. Clifford Young, dated Sept. 5, 2014,
submitted as an exhibit to the Complaint of Level the Playing Field
and Peter Ackerman against the Commission on Presidential and its
directors, filed with the Federal Election Commission."___Unlike certain other agencies, the FEC is actually fairly responsive… and willing to overturn an improper FOIA denial on administrative appeal. Next, we'll see if they release the further documents we requested. :-)

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2015-01-21 04:17:54 (26 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Hello, internet friends.

Hello, internet friends.___

2015-01-20 14:43:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Fellow Hunters: if your team isn't yet on the admins list for the +MIT Mystery Hunt page, please email hunt@s.ai with the g+ (~= gmail) email account of your team captain(s) or persistent team address itself (if you have one). I'd like all teams to have an admin listed for cooperative control of this Page. Thanks! - +Sai 

Fellow Hunters: if your team isn't yet on the admins list for the +MIT Mystery Hunt page, please email hunt@s.ai with the g+ (~= gmail) email account of your team captain(s) or persistent team address itself (if you have one). I'd like all teams to have an admin listed for cooperative control of this Page. Thanks! - +Sai ___

2015-01-20 03:07:08 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

EMG, +MIT Mystery Hunt is over. And yay, we won but didn't win-win!

EMG, +MIT Mystery Hunt is over. And yay, we won but didn't win-win!___

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2015-01-15 22:07:43 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

This is awesome: a browser extension that lets you click on US politicians' names on the web to pop up a box telling you where they get their funding from. Data from opensecrets.org, which is one of my favorite sites.

This is awesome: a browser extension that lets you click on US politicians' names on the web to pop up a box telling you where they get their funding from. Data from opensecrets.org, which is one of my favorite sites.___

2015-01-15 05:46:44 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Seriously: read it and submit your own comments today. This is a real chance to stop a huge amount of political money laundering.

We just filed formal comments to the FEC's post-McCutcheon rulemaking. You can too — see below.  

We've recommended that the FEC:
1. Standardize contributor information and update the "cash" limitation.
- A. Standardize "name", "address", "occupation", and "employer".
- B. Require collection of full 11 CFR 100.12 identification for all contributions
- C. Prohibit anonymous contributions and generalize the provision for unidentified contributions
- D. Limit to $100 any contribution made in a difficult­ to­ trace medium of exchange.
2. Prohibit SSFs from accepting contributions outside their permitted solicitation class.
3. Eliminate the 501(c)(4) money laundering loophole.
4. Reform aggregate contribution limits to trace implicit earmarks using actual spending.
5. Require all large contributions and expenditures to be reported immediately.
6. Require committees to report the value of their non-­monetary assets.
7. Require committees to report the number of unitemized contributions and expenditures.
8. Define the term "direct costs of fundraising".

Hopefully, the FEC will adopt our proposals — # 1 and 3 being the most important.

These proposals would make campaign finance disclosure more robust — and critically, stop the $257 million in political money laundering that happened in the 2012 election cycle alone (and which is expected to increase).


You can file a comment yourself — and we encourage you to do so.

Just go to http://sers.fec.gov/fosers/ -> "Submit Comments on Ongoing Rulemakings" -> "add comment" on REG 2014-01. DEADLINE: January 15 (end of day, Eastern time).


Take a look at the documents listed there to understand the context of the rulemaking, and about the McCutcheon decision at http://www.fec.gov/law/litigation/McCutcheon.shtml — reading the Supreme Court's opinion (linked there) for yourself is worthwhile.

You can read our full proposal at the link: https://makeyourlaws.org/files/2015-01-14%20MYL%20PAC%20comment%20on%20McCutcheon%20rulemaking.pdf___Seriously: read it and submit your own comments today. This is a real chance to stop a huge amount of political money laundering.

2015-01-13 03:09:11 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Another interesting essay from SSC: discussing the difference between phatic (~= null denotation, high connotation) speech and anti-inductive speech. (The latter is harder to define, but basically, a thing that defies any rote solution because the rote solution will stop working — e.g. obvious stock market trades, asking 'how are you' in rote ways that don't actually ask how you are but are instead phatic by convention, etc.)

I suppose I'm in the anti-inductive cultural side of things. That's an … interesting way to think about it. I suppose I could reframe it: I prefer high Shannon entropy in my conversations' denotation.

Another interesting essay from SSC: discussing the difference between phatic (~= null denotation, high connotation) speech and anti-inductive speech. (The latter is harder to define, but basically, a thing that defies any rote solution because the rote solution will stop working — e.g. obvious stock market trades, asking 'how are you' in rote ways that don't actually ask how you are but are instead phatic by convention, etc.)

I suppose I'm in the anti-inductive cultural side of things. That's an … interesting way to think about it. I suppose I could reframe it: I prefer high Shannon entropy in my conversations' denotation.___

2015-01-12 23:41:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

More text zendo, with an interesting twist in the rules. Go to OP to play.

Text zendo game time!

I am thinking of an unambiguous*, objective rule that determines whether a string of text does or doesn't have the Buddha nature. We only allow the English letters a-z for simplicity.

I'll start the game by giving one example of each.

To play, either
a) comment with 1-4 strings you want to know about, and I'll tell you if they have the Buddha nature or not, or
b) guess the rule, and either I'll give you a counterexample or you win.

Change of rules: When you ask about a string, you should provide a prediction of the answer.  If you guessed right, you get to ask another question.  If you guessed one of them wrong you have to wait for someone else to make a guess before it's your turn again.  If you forget to predict the answer you also have to wait as if you predicted wrong.

* Meaning and sound  are too ambiguous / variable by person to use. We're talking about strings of text (in this font), not words.

Only comments on this post count, reshare starts a new game.

To get things started:

"buddha" has the buddha nature
"krishna" does not have the buddha nature___More text zendo, with an interesting twist in the rules. Go to OP to play.

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2015-01-12 06:41:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Same judges, same AUSA Deputy AG, more smackdown: _Jose Camino v. L.S. McEwen_

Same judges, same AUSA Deputy AG, more smackdown: _Jose Camino v. L.S. McEwen____

2015-01-12 06:17:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Evidently Aaron and I had similar taste in judges.

Evidently Aaron and I had similar taste in judges.___

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2015-01-12 05:53:41 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Want to hear (ex-Chief) Judge Kozinski threaten an AUSA a CA Deputy Attorney General falling to prosecute a Riverside DA who lied in court, saying basically "figure something out with the AG within one week to prosecute anyone involved in the DA's office, and drop this case, or your name will be in the opinion in a way sufficient to kill your career"?

Sure you do. So here you go: Johnny Baca v. Derral Adams. Wait for the middle part.

Want to hear (ex-Chief) Judge Kozinski threaten an AUSA a CA Deputy Attorney General falling to prosecute a Riverside DA who lied in court, saying basically "figure something out with the AG within one week to prosecute anyone involved in the DA's office, and drop this case, or your name will be in the opinion in a way sufficient to kill your career"?

Sure you do. So here you go: Johnny Baca v. Derral Adams. Wait for the middle part.___

2015-01-11 06:26:57 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I'll be in Boston for the +MIT Mystery Hunt​ next weekend. My partner Brown may be along for some of it, though probably just the first day.

Any Boston area people: would you be interested in meeting up and/or able to host (like a couch)? If yes, please let me know privately.

I'll be in Boston for the +MIT Mystery Hunt​ next weekend. My partner Brown may be along for some of it, though probably just the first day.

Any Boston area people: would you be interested in meeting up and/or able to host (like a couch)? If yes, please let me know privately.___

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2015-01-11 05:47:39 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I posted this a while ago, with comments off.

After a conversation about Len Sassaman, or Aaron Swartz, or others I won't name out of respect for their wishes, with people who know them closely, I felt somewhat comfortable discussing mine.

In general, I feel that posting this to be read, or even discussed, is a moral sin; to expose a person who has not yet seen what lies in the void is a damage of incommensurate stake. I don't know how one can repay such a thing.

Simultaneously, one could begin repaying mine in kind; in understanding of like by like, if not burdened by having inflicted theirs.

So I do not know why I post a thing that I believe will harm you to read it, and that I cannot benefit from, and that I have no confidence can benefit others. But so I am doing. With comments on, this time.

I posted this a while ago, with comments off.

After a conversation about Len Sassaman, or Aaron Swartz, or others I won't name out of respect for their wishes, with people who know them closely, I felt somewhat comfortable discussing mine.

In general, I feel that posting this to be read, or even discussed, is a moral sin; to expose a person who has not yet seen what lies in the void is a damage of incommensurate stake. I don't know how one can repay such a thing.

Simultaneously, one could begin repaying mine in kind; in understanding of like by like, if not burdened by having inflicted theirs.

So I do not know why I post a thing that I believe will harm you to read it, and that I cannot benefit from, and that I have no confidence can benefit others. But so I am doing. With comments on, this time.___

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2015-01-09 15:47:49 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

My back yard. Whee snow I don't have to touch. :-P

My back yard. Whee snow I don't have to touch. :-P___

2015-01-08 05:09:17 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

I wish there were more whitehat political system hackers.

There are plenty of blackhats (eg the guys who try to subvert campaign finance laws), and there are even whitehats who try to get their issue / party / whatever to win.

But there seem to be very few people at all who actually have moral beliefs about how the political system should look like, let alone ones that trump their own moral preferences for the outcome of that political system (i.e. whether their team would win or lose by a system change).

Cross that with the paucity of law hackers — regular lawyers, IME, do not seem to possess the hacker instinct for seeing systems, let alone how they could be creatively reconstructed — and, well, I feel kinda alone. :-|

So… anyone else out there?

(This reminds me of something Vint asked me about certain alternative redistricting methods was whateffec... more »

I wish there were more whitehat political system hackers.

There are plenty of blackhats (eg the guys who try to subvert campaign finance laws), and there are even whitehats who try to get their issue / party / whatever to win.

But there seem to be very few people at all who actually have moral beliefs about how the political system should look like, let alone ones that trump their own moral preferences for the outcome of that political system (i.e. whether their team would win or lose by a system change).

Cross that with the paucity of law hackers — regular lawyers, IME, do not seem to possess the hacker instinct for seeing systems, let alone how they could be creatively reconstructed — and, well, I feel kinda alone. :-|

So… anyone else out there?

(This reminds me of something Vint asked me about certain alternative redistricting methods was what effect it'd have on red vs blue team advantage. I responded that not only did I not care, I thought it was improper to even consider the question, because doing so would bias you on the real question: whether the system is better. I think he was a bit taken aback by this response, though in a positive way.

Also, I've been waiting for the #lqdbxl  video to go up before contacting him, but it seems like that's going to take an indefinite while, whereas I may be in DC later this month or at least early February on FEC business, so I guess I should send him an email…)___

2015-01-07 17:28:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Update: The Solicitor General has waived their right to respond. Now we wait for the Supreme Court's first ruling. Most likely is that they call for a response, which would give us another 30 (non-holiday) days to get additional amicus briefs.

http://www.supremecourt.gov/search.aspx?filename=/docketfiles/14-646.htm

The +Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, +Western Center on Law and Poverty, and Legal Aid Association of California just filed amicus briefs in support of my Supreme Court petition for certiorari re. the privacy of financial affidavits made when asking courts for fee waivers.

Having the LAAC, MVLS, and WCLP on my side is pretty awesome. They do great work, as you can read for yourself in their amici briefs @ http://s.ai/ifp/#mvls & http://s.ai/ifp/#wclp-laac — both are excellent and worth a read.

Even just statistically (cf. Deciding to Decide), a cert petition with a circuit split and 2+ amici in support has an 88% grant rate, and it's possible we may pick up more amici if there's a call for response. (That would extend the time to file amicus briefs, and this time it wouldn't require our amici to work over the holidays.)

EDIT: The Solicitor General has waived their right to respond. It's likely that the case will go to the Supreme Court conference of ~January 23 and that they'll ask for the SG to respond (or deny or grant cert, in decreasing order of likelihood).___Update: The Solicitor General has waived their right to respond. Now we wait for the Supreme Court's first ruling. Most likely is that they call for a response, which would give us another 30 (non-holiday) days to get additional amicus briefs.

http://www.supremecourt.gov/search.aspx?filename=/docketfiles/14-646.htm

2015-01-06 05:39:39 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

The +Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, +Western Center on Law and Poverty, and Legal Aid Association of California just filed amicus briefs in support of my Supreme Court petition for certiorari re. the privacy of financial affidavits made when asking courts for fee waivers.

Having the LAAC, MVLS, and WCLP on my side is pretty awesome. They do great work, as you can read for yourself in their amici briefs @ http://s.ai/ifp/#mvls & http://s.ai/ifp/#wclp-laac — both are excellent and worth a read.

Even just statistically (cf. Deciding to Decide), a cert petition with a circuit split and 2+ amici in support has an 88% grant rate, and it's possible we may pick up more amici if there's a call for response. (That would extend the time to file amicus briefs, and this time it wouldn't require our amici to work over the holidays.)

EDIT: The Solicitor General haswai... more »

The +Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, +Western Center on Law and Poverty, and Legal Aid Association of California just filed amicus briefs in support of my Supreme Court petition for certiorari re. the privacy of financial affidavits made when asking courts for fee waivers.

Having the LAAC, MVLS, and WCLP on my side is pretty awesome. They do great work, as you can read for yourself in their amici briefs @ http://s.ai/ifp/#mvls & http://s.ai/ifp/#wclp-laac — both are excellent and worth a read.

Even just statistically (cf. Deciding to Decide), a cert petition with a circuit split and 2+ amici in support has an 88% grant rate, and it's possible we may pick up more amici if there's a call for response. (That would extend the time to file amicus briefs, and this time it wouldn't require our amici to work over the holidays.)

EDIT: The Solicitor General has waived their right to respond. It's likely that the case will go to the Supreme Court conference of ~January 23 and that they'll ask for the SG to respond (or deny or grant cert, in decreasing order of likelihood).___

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2015-01-03 19:46:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Play @ linked post. :)

My turn to host +Sai 's text zendo game. The rules (copied from Sai) are:

I am thinking of an unambiguous*, objective rule that determines whether a string of text does or doesn't have the Buddha nature. We only allow the English letters a-z for simplicity.

I'll start the game by giving one example of each.

To play, either
a) comment w/ a string you want to know about, and I'll tell you if it has the Buddha nature or not, or
b) guess the rule, and either I'll give you a counterexample or you win.

Don't hog the play / guesses, and if you win, you host the next game and post a comment here w/ the link to it.

* E.g. meaning and sound  are too ambiguous / variable by person to use. We're talking about strings of text (in this font), not words.

Previous round was here: https://plus.google.com/103112149634414554669/posts/g8L3ytKiJnh___Play @ linked post. :)

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2015-01-02 01:47:14 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

An interesting piece. I'd like to see some real study of the factors involved; there are so many simultaneously that it's hard to really assess the effectiveness of any of them from this. (+Amber Yust's quote mentions the community-work aspects, but there are also a lot of civil-liberties problematic parts in there, like gang injunction orders and RICO charges against anyone minimally related to the gang, which can easily attack lawful activity and get guilt by association…)

"Community policing changed the job description of every LAPD officer, but perhaps none more so than that of the division commander—Captain III. Under the new philosophy, an LAPD Captain III became a community organizer, half politician and half police manager, rousing neighbors and fixing the broken windows. Captains even began to lobby the city for services—street sweeping and tree trimming—that had nothing to do with law enforcement, transforming themselves into a miniature city government for neighbors who didn’t know who to call. They started to recognize that bringing crime rates down—their ticket to promotion—could happen only through alliances with the community. So Captain IIIs began to spend much of their time among pastors, librarians, merchants, and school principals. “We can’t arrest our way out of the problem” became their startling new mantra."___An interesting piece. I'd like to see some real study of the factors involved; there are so many simultaneously that it's hard to really assess the effectiveness of any of them from this. (+Amber Yust's quote mentions the community-work aspects, but there are also a lot of civil-liberties problematic parts in there, like gang injunction orders and RICO charges against anyone minimally related to the gang, which can easily attack lawful activity and get guilt by association…)

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2014-12-30 17:12:07 (17 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

+DER SPIEGEL has released  tl;dr: Things the NSA can't yet decrypt: GPG, OTR, ZRTP (Redphone/Signal), Tor, Tails. Things that they can't do trivially: TrueCrypt, some SSH [unclear what conditions], some non-PPTP/IPsec VPN [OpenVPN?], some SSL [TSL v1.2 w/ PFS?]. So, y'know, use those things.

See also Jake & Laura talking about this @ 31C3:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SgGMj3Mf88

See also accompanying articles:
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/nsa-documents-attacks-on-vpn-ssl-tls-ssh-tor-a-1010525.html
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/secret-docs-reveal-dubious-details-of-targeted-killings-in-afghanistan-a-1010358.html

+DER SPIEGEL has released  tl;dr: Things the NSA can't yet decrypt: GPG, OTR, ZRTP (Redphone/Signal), Tor, Tails. Things that they can't do trivially: TrueCrypt, some SSH [unclear what conditions], some non-PPTP/IPsec VPN [OpenVPN?], some SSL [TSL v1.2 w/ PFS?]. So, y'know, use those things.

See also Jake & Laura talking about this @ 31C3:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SgGMj3Mf88

See also accompanying articles:
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/nsa-documents-attacks-on-vpn-ssl-tls-ssh-tor-a-1010525.html
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/secret-docs-reveal-dubious-details-of-targeted-killings-in-afghanistan-a-1010358.html___

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2014-12-30 17:11:12 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

+DER SPIEGEL has released  tl;dr: Things the NSA can't yet decrypt: GPG, OTR, ZRTP (Redphone/Signal), Tor, Tails. Things that they can't do trivially: TrueCrypt, some SSH [unclear what conditions], some non-PPTP/IPsec VPN [OpenVPN?], some SSL [TSL v1.2 w/ PFS?]. So, y'know, use those things.

See also Jake & Laura talking about this @ 31C3:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SgGMj3Mf88

See also accompanying articles:
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/nsa-documents-attacks-on-vpn-ssl-tls-ssh-tor-a-1010525.html
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/secret-docs-reveal-dubious-details-of-targeted-killings-in-afghanistan-a-1010358.html

+DER SPIEGEL has released  tl;dr: Things the NSA can't yet decrypt: GPG, OTR, ZRTP (Redphone/Signal), Tor, Tails. Things that they can't do trivially: TrueCrypt, some SSH [unclear what conditions], some non-PPTP/IPsec VPN [OpenVPN?], some SSL [TSL v1.2 w/ PFS?]. So, y'know, use those things.

See also Jake & Laura talking about this @ 31C3:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SgGMj3Mf88

See also accompanying articles:
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/nsa-documents-attacks-on-vpn-ssl-tls-ssh-tor-a-1010525.html
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/secret-docs-reveal-dubious-details-of-targeted-killings-in-afghanistan-a-1010358.html___

2014-12-27 23:30:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

From +Sappho Hansen Smythe,  _I'm Lichen You_, an algae/fungus love song. See more of her (fairly diverse) work @ soundcloud.com/sappho-hansen-smythe

From +Sappho Hansen Smythe,  _I'm Lichen You_, an algae/fungus love song. See more of her (fairly diverse) work @ soundcloud.com/sappho-hansen-smythe___

2014-12-27 23:15:05 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

The TSA still hasn't responded to my Rehabilitation Act & civil rights complaints about what they did to me, nor even responded to the lawsuit I filed Nov. 5. So, since the facts on that particular issue are indisputable, I'm filing a motion for immediate partial summary judgment (i.e., "decide this part now because I'm right and they can't possibly deny it").

Lawsuit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pbPW7chiU14A9KsUf1t-QkdT2_q7ZD_t_Z1EoYds7Gg/ Affidavit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oSQ0hHneyOpPP2p8wIPpVDOqyTJ0wdgGt7hwXWQ5CMM/
PSJ motion: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1a6sT_Nm-e2XcgKWf1-N82jCRV1jlyQn1nYgwAOKwxeI/

I'll update s.ai/tsa/legal w/ this in a couple weeks. (Other stuff intervenes.)

The TSA still hasn't responded to my Rehabilitation Act & civil rights complaints about what they did to me, nor even responded to the lawsuit I filed Nov. 5. So, since the facts on that particular issue are indisputable, I'm filing a motion for immediate partial summary judgment (i.e., "decide this part now because I'm right and they can't possibly deny it").

Lawsuit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pbPW7chiU14A9KsUf1t-QkdT2_q7ZD_t_Z1EoYds7Gg/ Affidavit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oSQ0hHneyOpPP2p8wIPpVDOqyTJ0wdgGt7hwXWQ5CMM/
PSJ motion: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1a6sT_Nm-e2XcgKWf1-N82jCRV1jlyQn1nYgwAOKwxeI/

I'll update s.ai/tsa/legal w/ this in a couple weeks. (Other stuff intervenes.)___

2014-12-26 08:15:56 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

I feel like I should write up a post about what it's been like to become increasingly disabled over the last decade — the logistical difficulties and occasional perks, infantilized treatment by and burden on others, crippling and resilience of self-image, disorientation and calming of navigating while blind, …

I'm not sure I can, though. I have a sense that I may have passed a point of being adequately relatable. I'm not some bubbly motivational cripple.

As a recent example: I don't know how to convey to you what it's like to have stopped being able to breathe so often that it's somewhere between mildly annoying and likely to kill me in the near future, a mixture of dissociated ennui and reflexive horror.

And I'm not sure that I can really provide any novel or generalizable insight into disability issues. It's been written aboutext... more »

I feel like I should write up a post about what it's been like to become increasingly disabled over the last decade — the logistical difficulties and occasional perks, infantilized treatment by and burden on others, crippling and resilience of self-image, disorientation and calming of navigating while blind, …

I'm not sure I can, though. I have a sense that I may have passed a point of being adequately relatable. I'm not some bubbly motivational cripple.

As a recent example: I don't know how to convey to you what it's like to have stopped being able to breathe so often that it's somewhere between mildly annoying and likely to kill me in the near future, a mixture of dissociated ennui and reflexive horror.

And I'm not sure that I can really provide any novel or generalizable insight into disability issues. It's been written about extensively already, and my particular cluster of symptoms is extremely rare.

I find this frustrating.___

2014-12-24 15:44:35 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Do any of you happen to have a VM detonation system around with Acrobat 10-11 installed*, and/or PDF malware analysis fu?

I scanned all of the vixra.org PDFs using clamscan, and only one flagged, as having CVE-2014-8449** — v5 of http://vixra.org/abs/1310.0242.

The other versions are 3mb; v5 is 7mb. So that's a bit suspicious. 

On the other hand, VirusTotal has only clamscan flagging it:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/e23132b259e6df98af329291a7eebd6140d733132c6457bad80f5c5f0ccb99e3/analysis/1419367858/

The two web-based VM detonators I tried (anubis, malwr) have Acrobat 8 & 9 installed, which are too old to be vulnerable. Some manual inspection didn't reveal anything obvious, but still had an unknown blob of something.

I'd like some assistance in analyzing this, to tell more definitively whether this is a true or falseposi... more »

Do any of you happen to have a VM detonation system around with Acrobat 10-11 installed*, and/or PDF malware analysis fu?

I scanned all of the vixra.org PDFs using clamscan, and only one flagged, as having CVE-2014-8449** — v5 of http://vixra.org/abs/1310.0242.

The other versions are 3mb; v5 is 7mb. So that's a bit suspicious. 

On the other hand, VirusTotal has only clamscan flagging it:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/e23132b259e6df98af329291a7eebd6140d733132c6457bad80f5c5f0ccb99e3/analysis/1419367858/

The two web-based VM detonators I tried (anubis, malwr) have Acrobat 8 & 9 installed, which are too old to be vulnerable. Some manual inspection didn't reveal anything obvious, but still had an unknown blob of something.

I'd like some assistance in analyzing this, to tell more definitively whether this is a true or false positive, what the payload etc are if true, and what caused the doubling in size if false.

Thanks!


* Namely, Acrobat / Acrobat Reader version 10.0, 10.0.1, 10.0.2, 10.0.3, 10.1, 10.1.1, 10.1.2, 10.1.3, 10.1.4, 10.1.5, 10.1.6, 10.1.7, 10.1.8, 10.1.9, 10.1.10, 10.1.11, 10.1.12, 11.0.0, 11.0.01, 11.0.02, 11.0.03, 11.0.04, 11.0.05, 11.0.06, 11.0.07, 11.0.08, or 11.0.09

** https://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2014-8449
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/reader/apsb14-28.html___

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2014-12-21 18:50:12 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Now this would make for an interesting in rem case.

Now this would make for an interesting in rem case.___

2014-12-18 05:42:04 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

In an energy bill that got turned into an omnibus spending bill, there's this clause: "Section 538. None of the funds made available in this Act to the Department of Justice may be used, with respect to the States of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin, to prevent such States from implementing their own State laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of medical marijuana."

Not exactly reclassifying it down from Schedule 1 to Schedule 3 or 4 where it belongs, but still. Also not clear to me how much of the DoJ's funds come from this... more »

In an energy bill that got turned into an omnibus spending bill, there's this clause: "Section 538. None of the funds made available in this Act to the Department of Justice may be used, with respect to the States of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin, to prevent such States from implementing their own State laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of medical marijuana."

Not exactly reclassifying it down from Schedule 1 to Schedule 3 or 4 where it belongs, but still. Also not clear to me how much of the DoJ's funds come from this particular Act. But still… federal legislation promising not to interfere with state medical marijuana laws.___

2014-12-17 00:57:15 (23 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

In discussing serious depression (particularly among hackers) with some friends recently, one issue came up that I don't really know how to deal with: valuing oneself (and others) based on accomplishments vs. on personal traits — or to put it another way, on doing vs being.

I'm not sure how I value others; my rough guess is that it's on what I get out of interacting with them. (Comfort, intellectual stimulation, new ideas, etc. are things I value highly.)

For self-value, though, I don't really see any of that; I don't particularly feel like I've benefited those around me. Nor do I see that I've particularly accomplished much with my life so far. Actually, I kinda feel like there's not much point living unless I change the world in some serious, positive way. I know that's an unreasonable expectation to set, but that's what it is. I have somet... more »

In discussing serious depression (particularly among hackers) with some friends recently, one issue came up that I don't really know how to deal with: valuing oneself (and others) based on accomplishments vs. on personal traits — or to put it another way, on doing vs being.

I'm not sure how I value others; my rough guess is that it's on what I get out of interacting with them. (Comfort, intellectual stimulation, new ideas, etc. are things I value highly.)

For self-value, though, I don't really see any of that; I don't particularly feel like I've benefited those around me. Nor do I see that I've particularly accomplished much with my life so far. Actually, I kinda feel like there's not much point living unless I change the world in some serious, positive way. I know that's an unreasonable expectation to set, but that's what it is. I have some tenuous grip on a possibility of doing so — one I want to make my life's work — but even at the most optimistic, it would take decades to accomplish, and has serious obstacles. In the meantime, I don't see much objective value to my existence. (I see some negative value to my dying, in that it would likely cause emotional harm to a handful of people, but that's not exactly a great way to measure self-worth.)


I really don't know how to deal with this, for myself or for others.

How do you?


PS http://slatestarcodex.com/2014/08/16/burdens/ is an interesting post related to this. I'm not sure how to feel about that, either.___

2014-12-16 20:07:44 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Want to change campaign finance law? This is a real (though limited) opportunity to do so.

After the McCutcheon decision eliminating biennial campaign contribution limits, the FEC is currently considering a very broad new rulemaking to amend its regulations and improve campaign finance disclosure. This is an opportunity to help pass significant campaign finance reform.*

I'm preparing formal comments and proposed regulatory changes on behalf of MYL PAC*, and welcome your feedback & suggestions for improvement on the attached draft.

You can submit your own comments @ http://sers.fec.gov/fosers/ -> "Submit Comments on Ongoing Rulemakings" -> REG 2014-01 -> "Add comment". *Deadline: Jan 15.* 

Full docs: http://sers.fec.gov/fosers/ -> 2014 -> REG 2014-01
Main doc: http://sers.fec.gov/fosers/showpdf.htm?docid=305653

* This has strict limits: amended regulations can't go beyond the scope of existing statutes and court decisions, and must get bipartisan support. (The FEC has 3 Democratic and 3 Republican appointees, and requires a vote of 4 to pass anything.)

If you're looking to overturn Citizens United, McCutcheon, etc., this is not the place to do so. Instead, try to think of how things could be improved within the existing system.

** https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LKGMcWXLyT2KndU6ZCHw0jO3LQLsAz_psPhPkfALMy0/___Want to change campaign finance law? This is a real (though limited) opportunity to do so.

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2014-12-13 23:22:39 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Chelsea Manning (yes, the Manning accused of leaking docs to Wikileaks based on conversations with +Adrián Lamo) writing on basic issues of being trans (and, post coming out, trying to get legally recognized as female).

Chelsea Manning (yes, the Manning accused of leaking docs to Wikileaks based on conversations with +Adrián Lamo) writing on basic issues of being trans (and, post coming out, trying to get legally recognized as female).___

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2014-12-12 15:19:19 (18 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Dear +Quora and CEO +Adam D'Angelo: I commented on your "real names" policy*, pointing out that it's irrational and factually incorrect… and you respond by having an admin block me entirely from using the site  until I comply with a name policy that, as I explained in that very comment, denies the possible existence of my legal name. You won't even let me comply with your insanely misguided policy. What. the. fuck?

* https://www.quora.com/Do-I-have-to-use-my-real-name-on-Quora-What-is-Quoras-Real-Names-policy/answer/Sai-Sai-27

Dear +Quora and CEO +Adam D'Angelo: I commented on your "real names" policy*, pointing out that it's irrational and factually incorrect… and you respond by having an admin block me entirely from using the site  until I comply with a name policy that, as I explained in that very comment, denies the possible existence of my legal name. You won't even let me comply with your insanely misguided policy. What. the. fuck?

* https://www.quora.com/Do-I-have-to-use-my-real-name-on-Quora-What-is-Quoras-Real-Names-policy/answer/Sai-Sai-27___

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2014-12-12 11:00:24 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Me @ +EU hackathon (brief interview excerpt defining liquid democracy @ 2:30, random footage of me talking w/ +vint cerf about +Make Your Laws @ 3:26).

Me @ +EU hackathon (brief interview excerpt defining liquid democracy @ 2:30, random footage of me talking w/ +vint cerf about +Make Your Laws @ 3:26).___

2014-12-10 22:22:52 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

… how does "umask=755" translate to "s-wxr-x---"? headdesk Argh.

I am so not happy with sysadmin work. Bugs that are obscure, take hours to track down, end up with like one line or less of change, and not satisfying at that.

… how does "umask=755" translate to "s-wxr-x---"? headdesk Argh.

I am so not happy with sysadmin work. Bugs that are obscure, take hours to track down, end up with like one line or less of change, and not satisfying at that.___

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2014-12-10 11:40:02 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

+Quora seems bent on repeating +Google+'s #nymwars  fiasco. And now they're denigrating and misrepresenting my name, and suppressing my comments/answers* specifically because of my name.

+Quora: 1. Fix this. 2. Apologize.

* Eg https://www.quora.com/Do-I-have-to-use-my-real-name-on-Quora-What-is-Quoras-Real-Names-policy/answer/Sai-Sai-27

+Quora seems bent on repeating +Google+'s #nymwars  fiasco. And now they're denigrating and misrepresenting my name, and suppressing my comments/answers* specifically because of my name.

+Quora: 1. Fix this. 2. Apologize.

* Eg https://www.quora.com/Do-I-have-to-use-my-real-name-on-Quora-What-is-Quoras-Real-Names-policy/answer/Sai-Sai-27___

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2014-12-09 11:28:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

+Shane Koyczan​ (of the http://youtube.com/watch?v=ltun92DfnPY) has a new album of spoken word + instrumental accompaniment poetry, Silence Is a Song I Know All the Words To. It's good. Listen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3qeJ1uqxLo&list=PLKYz4B8KrxntSaDf1973eVr0AG7qFsvwy

+Shane Koyczan​ (of the http://youtube.com/watch?v=ltun92DfnPY) has a new album of spoken word + instrumental accompaniment poetry, Silence Is a Song I Know All the Words To. It's good. Listen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3qeJ1uqxLo&list=PLKYz4B8KrxntSaDf1973eVr0AG7qFsvwy___

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2014-12-09 11:22:17 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

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2014-12-06 23:52:51 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

bit.ly makes my site's links longer on Twitter. >< #firstworldproblems  

bit.ly makes my site's links longer on Twitter. >< #firstworldproblems  ___

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2014-12-06 23:46:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

+Alex Fink & I decided to do some vocab creation on UNLWS (s.ai/nlws) w/ live video. Two-person collaborative conlang creation is fairly rare, and UNLWS is a fairly unusual conlang, so hopefully this gives a somewhat interesting view of how we do it. ;-)

https://plus.google.com/events/cr7acegejvaf89vg82h915ugnso 

+Alex Fink & I decided to do some vocab creation on UNLWS (s.ai/nlws) w/ live video. Two-person collaborative conlang creation is fairly rare, and UNLWS is a fairly unusual conlang, so hopefully this gives a somewhat interesting view of how we do it. ;-)

https://plus.google.com/events/cr7acegejvaf89vg82h915ugnso ___

2014-12-06 20:27:59 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

+Alex Fink & +Sai 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.

+Alex Fink & +Sai 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.___

2014-12-05 22:53:13 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Being an open source SuperPAC means getting to explore new and interesting legal questions. :-)

Our new FEC AOR 2014-20: Can PACs receive contributions of IP from foreign nationals' volunteer services?

https://makeyourlaws.org/fec/volunteer_ip___Being an open source SuperPAC means getting to explore new and interesting legal questions. :-)

2014-12-05 21:10:55 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Read the first answer. Also, http://thedailywtf.com/articles/The-Fizz-Buzz-from-Outer-Space

/via +Alex Fink /via MeFi

Read the first answer. Also, http://thedailywtf.com/articles/The-Fizz-Buzz-from-Outer-Space

/via +Alex Fink /via MeFi___

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2014-12-05 10:46:09 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2014-12-04 21:10:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

My Supreme Court cert case about privacy in court for poor people's finances (http://s.ai/ifp) got docketed on Tuesday — docket No. 14-646. Now to see what happens with possible amici and the Solicitor General…

My Supreme Court cert case about privacy in court for poor people's finances (http://s.ai/ifp) got docketed on Tuesday — docket No. 14-646. Now to see what happens with possible amici and the Solicitor General…___

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2014-12-03 01:13:38 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

While posting photos: me with +Julia Reda, the Pirate Party member of the European Parliament (by whose invitation I got to come here).

I'm rather jealous of their political system. Julia got 1.4% of the German election for European Parliament. In the US, that'd result in nothing. But because the EP uses proportional elections (… as do nearly all European countries' own national legislatures), she can actually get elected. It'd be nice to see third parties in the US having real ability to win votes, rather than being stuck in the first-past-the-post catch-22 of nobody being willing to vote for them because it'd be a waste of their vote. (And because parties that get 1-7% of the vote in the US get nothing, rather than a corresponding percent of the seats…)

Oh, and they have mostly public financing for political campaigns.

We're starting from avery... more »

While posting photos: me with +Julia Reda, the Pirate Party member of the European Parliament (by whose invitation I got to come here).

I'm rather jealous of their political system. Julia got 1.4% of the German election for European Parliament. In the US, that'd result in nothing. But because the EP uses proportional elections (… as do nearly all European countries' own national legislatures), she can actually get elected. It'd be nice to see third parties in the US having real ability to win votes, rather than being stuck in the first-past-the-post catch-22 of nobody being willing to vote for them because it'd be a waste of their vote. (And because parties that get 1-7% of the vote in the US get nothing, rather than a corresponding percent of the seats…)

Oh, and they have mostly public financing for political campaigns.

We're starting from a very different place… with ~1.5 parties (center-right and far-right, by European standards, w/ most people having no real choice during elections), 90% incumbent reelection, almost no public campaign financing, 60% of campaign financing coming from ~0.5% of the population (and >5% from just 200 people), gerrymandering, legalized campaign bribery with laundered money (it's 100% legal to launder 49% of donor money, then use it to buy both access and good will… "just not an actual vote", wink wink)… really rather depressing.

I guess +vint cerf calling my plan to replace all of that with a liquid democracy "bold" is rather an understatement. But I think it's worthwhile, achievable, inevitable, not already being done… and the only thing I've ever thought of as worth dedicating my life to.

I really hope I get to see it through.___

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2014-12-02 16:58:42 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

So, this just happened (that's +vint cerf). Should make for an interesting continuing conversation.

So, this just happened (that's +vint cerf). Should make for an interesting continuing conversation.___

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