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Bob O`Bob

Bob O`Bob 

"Outside the box" is the new box

Occupation: ☑ I work in designs, algorithms, and sometimes code too. Frequently, I think up stuff that other people build successful businesses upon. Sadly (for me) they usually do so independently, because it& (Other Peoples' Code)

Location: San Jose, CA

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STEM Women on G+117,916Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to Dr.  +Yonatan Zunger on how men can help with the issues of gender inequality in STEM fields. Yonatan is the Chief Architect of Google+ and also has a PhD in Physics with a strong engineering background. He is a passionate advocate of gender equality in STEM, and will talk to us about what we can do to encourage women in STEM.This HOA will be hosted by Dr +Buddhini Samarasinghe   and Dr +Zuleyka Zevallos  , and you can tune in on Sunday March 2nd at 12.30 PM Pacific/ 8.30PM GMT. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel(http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event.Follow us on Twitter @stemwomen and on www.stemwomen.netSTEM Women: How Men Can Help with Dr Yonatan Zunger2014-03-02 21:30:0096 

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Nick Warner645Check out these awesome Crowdfunders2014-08-07 16:05:31470001
Peter Edenist31,0152014 Super Sci-FI Circle : No, the Sky is not Falling!!! Also the Gravity is not sucking you in... please +1 this post to support it or you may have to take a trip in Snowpiercer, no need to thank me. Please reshare if you think this is a worthwhile circle. If you have been notified, you are in the circle!All the people in this circle are linked to our community (see link further down). As usual, please tag and recommend anyone who you think should be in this circle. Live long and prosper!Sci-FI Community here: http://goo.gl/s1NVd  Science Fiction Pics: http://goo.gl/sOSPK5Mighty Shiny Browncoats : http://goo.gl/9osg1tDoctor Who : http://goo.gl/z3uWX3Ultimate Star Wars : http://goo.gl/Wu8bv6Ultimate Star Trek : http://goo.gl/JJPql9Science on G+ community here: http://goo.gl/46uFH #sciencefiction #sf #scifi  2014-07-24 12:58:0746211960146
Becky Collins12,812Small Business 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 ?2014-07-08 05:12:1542311513
Jan Koncewicz2,304Attention:  New Circle to Share!2014-07-02 18:37:54499303
Ole Olson46,666This is my original circle of progressives on G+. Add it for some hard hitting, unapologetic political information geared toward activating forward progress in America. 2014-06-28 03:56:553636518
Dina Tika0Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment. 2014-06-10 05:53:52479001
Dina Tika0Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment. 2014-06-10 05:52:43484102
Jason Hurtado Daniels29,824High Content Circle at 30,000I am sharing the New Year’s edition of my High Content circle as my community tops the 30,000 mark. This is my most carefully curated circle yet, and includes some of the most interesting people who have joined my G+ community over the past two and a half years. This group of artists, business leaders, educators, engineers, futurists, programmers, and scientists represents the kind of collaborative core we'll need to solve the problems of this century.Not everyone could make in. This circle contains proven friends and new acquaintances.  There are representatives of every continent and dozens of professions. Those who know me are aware that I do not ask for conformity, just civility and good will.Thank you for being a part of this community. Welcome to my world, our world. Make yourself at home and... Enjoy!Blessings,JasonTopics#3DPrinters  #Activism  #Agriculture  #Analysis  #Art  #Artist #Bicycle  #Biodiesel  #Biofuel  #Biogas  #Biomass  #Business #BusinessDevelopment  #Change  #Christian #CivilDisobedience  #CivilLiberties  #CleanTechnology #ClimateChange  #Coaching  #Cogeneration  #Collaborate #Collaboration  #Communications  #Consulting  #Cooperative #Creative  #Creativity  #CRM  #Crowdfunding  2014-01-01 20:54:42500191628
Jason Hurtado Daniels29,824High Content Circle at 30,000I am sharing the New Year’s edition of my high content circle as my community tops the 30,000 mark. This is my most carefully curated circle yet and includes some of the most interesting people who have joined my G+ community over the past two and a half years. This group of artists, business leaders, educators, engineers, futurists, programmers, and scientists represents the kind of collaborative core we'll need to solve the problems of this century.Not everyone could make in. This circle contains proven friends and new acquaintances.  There are representatives of every continent and dozens of professions. Those who know me are aware that I do not ask for conformity, just civility and good will.Thank you for being a part of this community. Welcome to my world, our world. Make yourself at home and... Enjoy!Blessings,JasonTopics#3DPrinters #Activism #Agriculture #Analysis #Art #Artist #Bicycle #Biodiesel #Biofuel #Biogas #Biomass #Business #BusinessDevelopment #Change #Christian #CivilDisobedience #CivilLiberties #CleanTechnology #ClimateChange #Coaching #Cogeneration #Collaborate #Collaboration #Communications #Consulting #Cooperative #Creative #Creativity #CRM #Crowdfu2014-01-01 18:56:4250016519
Johnny Huntington0#webdesign #sharedcircles #webdevelopment  Here is a great shared circle of Professional Web Designers.2013-11-04 13:45:45501003
Jane Ellen43,979I call this one my Big Ball-0-Fun.  I started with Dede's Fundies, thank you +Dede Craig King and added smaller circles I had made, along with a science circle from +Ray Sanders ,  and some small circles from +Lynette Young and +Carter Gibson and I don't even know who else.  So I haven't organized circles in two years.  You wanna make sumpin' of it? #sharedcircles   #circleshare  #newbies 2013-09-06 17:42:0642925629
Alex Grossman56,667G+ Engagers CircleIt's been a while since I shared a circle, so here's a small circle of people I recommend following. They are great to engage with, full of energy and opinions and fun, with very little anger, disrespect, or poor manners. Hope you enjoy all of them as much as I do. They certainly make my time in G+ lots of fun. :)2013-08-22 03:31:187510711
Peter Edenist23,865The Super SciFi Circle - Weekend Special!!!!!!!!!!!!!                                                 Resharing the main Science Fiction circle. I am notifying select people who are in the circle separately.  This is the TOP SF Circle - for people who want in, please comment in the specific circle in the links enclosed. All my circles which are reshared are listed here. These are public circles and form part of the Public Circles Database:) Please Reshare to share the love and to support SF!!!!!! =========================Our linked communities:Sci-FI Community here: http://goo.gl/s1NVd  Science on G+ community here: http://goo.gl/46uFH=========================I have taken the liberty of adding some people interested in Science fiction. If you want to leave, please let me know with a comment. If I have missed anyone, my apologies, please comment and let me know.=========================Hastag zoo:#scifi  #scififans   #scifichat   #scifiwatcher   #scififriday   #sciencefiction  #sciencefictiontelevision   #sciencefictionandfantasy   #sciencefictionmovies  #hardscifi   #fantasy   #worthsharing   #robotics   #drwho   #whovians  #publiccircles   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #public  #circlesharing   #circle   #circles   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #topcircles  #reshare   #reshared   2013-08-14 16:20:334968210287
Uniikii0Uniikii's networking #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   #sharedcircles                 #2013-08-14 15:07:53483309
Domus Vitae Inc.153Shared Circle of #entrepreneurs  www.domusvitae.ca   #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   2013-08-05 19:31:504824114
Jack C Crawford67,189So you all might remember the Angels circle, right?This one has 440 cool guys (caveat emptor ... my preferences may differ from yours ... I like all of these gentlemen).So here's to the men!G+{I added myself just because ...}2013-07-10 20:10:59441913783
Matthew Shuey6,232Meet Web Developers on Google+This circle contains the top Web Developers, Web Designers, SEOs and Google+ Experts on Google Plus.If anyone would like to be added to this circle please do the following.1. Make sure your profile description mentions that you are either a Web Developer, Web Designer, App Developer, SEO, SMM, or Google Plus Expert.2. Share This Circle Publicly3. Leave a comment confirming your shareHave fun meeting your colleagues.! #webdesign #webdevelopment #seo #googleplus #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleday  2013-06-12 15:17:0129912213
Ole Olson14,742Leaders of Google+ in #progressive   #politics  Add this circle for a well vetted collection of thought leaders that post a high degree of quality political content. The focalizers here are also excellent engagers. I have been sculpting this circle since G+ began. Other public circles I've shared that you might like:The Top 50 Progressives Circle on G+https://plus.google.com/111051039748078110427/posts/PETHgTMqpcDVisual and/or Fun content https://plus.google.com/u/0/111051039748078110427/posts/DbBUtg3f8q8Top Science Circle https://plus.google.com/u/0/111051039748078110427/posts/WYqn7FXjsAmProgressive Media on G+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/111051039748078110427/posts/1t3HVRfNhuCForward Thinking Journalists on Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/111051039748078110427/posts/4h7jniYWcxaMy Top Circler Circle https://plus.google.com/111051039748078110427/posts/cjSWip8ayqH #Liberal   #Green   #SharedPublicCircles   #Occupy   #CircleOfTheDay   #Environment   #PublicCircle   #activism   #CircleSharing   #Unions   #Feminism   #HumanRights   #LGBT   #secular   #science  2013-05-21 17:23:0549516413
Dede King0Star Stuff Circle"We are all connected: To each other, biologically; To the earth, chemically; To the rest of the Universe, atomically."  - Neil Degrasse Tyson...And through G+, algorithmically. Thanks for the relevance. If you're new to G+, this is a pretty good circle if you want to liven up your stream or you're in the mood to pop a blood vessel or two. IJS. Have a happy Friday. #sharedcircles   #publicsharedcircles   2013-05-17 14:34:4948121641208
Jean Phillipe14,902My selection of G+ users who released great posts this month  part  10#sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharedcircleday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday  #circles  #bestcircle   #sharedcircle   #circletobeshared   #circleoftheday  #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers  #circle   #circles   #public   #publiccircle  #circleshare   #circlesharing    #sharedcircles      #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles#sharingcircle 2013-05-07 10:14:364985410
Jean Phillipe14,691My selection of G+ users who released great posts this week part 1#circle   #circles   #public   #publiccircle  #circleshare   #circlesharing     #sharedcircles      #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharingcircle 2013-05-05 10:21:514985217
Dede King0The Fundie CircleIt's round. I've hand picked the ones I interact with not because they're relevant to me or because of what they post, but because I could pick them out of a line-up, state their name and at least one fact about them and they're generally wonderful people to know. The top 10 I'd probably bail out of jail and take a bullet for, but that's neither here nor there. One thing none of them can be accused of, is being soporific. As a disclaimer: Circle with caution or stalk quietly as the circle is filled with every type of G+ user that might not appeal to all tastes including:1. Photo fundies2. Meme fundies3. Gif fundies4. News link reshare fundies5. Art fundies6. Science fundies7. Music fundies8. Narcissistic fundies9. Selfie shot fundies10. Food fundies11. Passive-aggressive one liner vague posting fundies12. Contrarian fundies (not trolls, just opinionated)13. Long form post fundies14. Leg humper fundies15. Lastly, the G+ fundies (they know everything about G+ and will tell you how to Internet)16. High Voltage Noms (+A.V. Flox)17. Low Voltage Noms (+Jake Kern)18. Cat fundies (+Bobbi Jo Woods)19. Sine Wave Noms (+fan tai)It's not really a circle meant to be shared, just my way of saying hey to all of you that make this place worth while <3 No hard feelings if I forgot anyone, it happens. Have a wonderful day.2013-04-17 15:28:3834742831130
Jack C Crawford60,726I'd like to share a special circle with you.  These folks are amazing most of the time.  When they are not, you must be patient.  They will be amazing very soon thereafter.Enjoy!(disclaimer: I added myself because I really like this group)2013-04-16 03:30:36501572755
Ole Olson12,447This is my main political circle. It contains people that post a high ratio of left leaning political content. If you are not progressively inclined and would like to be removed from this circle, please let me know.  #SharedCircles   #Liberal   #progressive   #politics  2013-04-12 16:31:0349016213
Matthew Shuey1,587Meet Web Designers & Web DevelopersMeet web designers and web developers on Google+ with this shared circleHelp me build this circle. Here's how.1. If you are a web developer or web designer make sure your profile mentions that.2. Share this circle publicly3. Leave a comment to confirm your share2013-03-25 23:12:29289229
Matthew Shuey1,499Shared Public Circle Of Web Designers & Developers Updated 3-21-13This is a hand picked circle of Web Developers and Web Designers that share valuable information about our industry.To be added to this circle or related circles please do the following. If you would like to be removed from this circle or moved to another circle, message me.1. Share this circle publicly2. Leave a comment3. Make sure your profile description says something about yourself e.g. work, interests, hobby's etc.If you are not a web designer or developer feel free to share this post and comment here. I will add you to the appropriate circles. #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #meetnewpeople #googleplus  2013-03-21 17:52:34287144
Matthew Shuey1,381Socially Influential Google+ UsersThis is a hand picked circle of highly influential Google+ Users.To be added tho this or other circles do the following.1. Share this circle publicly2. Make sure your profile description is complete and country are visible in your profile3. Leave a comment4. Have a wonderful experience! #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-03-18 22:46:5842726913
Matthew Shuey1,289Socially Engaged Google+ Users Updated 3-15-13Shared public circle of socially engaging and socially influential Google+ users.Feel free to add and share. To be added to this or other circles please do the following.1. Share this circle2. Confirm your share by leaving a comment on this postThis is a hand picked circle. #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles Enjoy!2013-03-15 20:29:3641813515
Matthew Shuey880Shared Circle Of Web Developers and Website Design CompaniesTo be added to this circle do the following.1.Plus this post2.Share this circle publicly3.Leave a comment confirming your share3.You must be a web developer or web designer to be added2013-03-08 23:53:08148137
Matthew Shuey880Socially Engaged Google+ Users UpdatedThis circle contains socially influential and socially engaging  Google+ users.2013-03-08 04:24:2537411310
Matthew Shuey734Socially Engaged Google+ Users #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday  2013-03-03 16:20:563541368
Jason Hurtado Daniels0Open, Clean and Sustainable Clean Technology CircleHigh Content @ 15,000I have put together a circle with 499 environmentalists and technologists I follow and who follow me. Priority has been given to those who are interactive and who share interesting content.I will pass 15,000 followers today, so even at 499 this is a select group. I have not screened every person individually, so there may be a few surprises. If you want to join, let me know about your intersts. I hope this circle helps you to expand your network and to enrich your stream.Have a great week!JasonHere are some of the topics covered by this group:#3D #AI #ArtificalIntelligence #Biomass #Clean #Conservation #Database #Democracy #Developer #Energy #Environment #Farm #Food #Futurist #Game #Gamification #Gardening #Geothermal #Green #Hamradio #Linux #Opensource #Organic #OSS #Programmer #Recycle #Renewable #Robots #Science #Software #Solar #Sustainability #Sustainable #Technology #VOIP #Wind#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles2013-02-10 17:24:13499431736
Peter Edenist16,857The Merged Super Mega SciFi Circle - Weekend Special!!!!!!!!!!!!!This is the new circle which merges the SciFi Main circle as well as Scifi new circle (Circle 2)If you got dropped, please ask for an inclusion again!Some wonderful people here who have supported the SF community which has got pretty large, I just merged the circles since the support and reshares have dropped dramatically.✭▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬✭Our communities are located here -  Science on G+ - https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/111298192566988133095SciFi - https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/116559659196021786692Doctor Who - https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/104764744054347436297Mighty Shiny Browncoats - https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/108316556535206988185Ultimate Star Trek - https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/108157800476961230411Ultimate Star Wars - https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/113815258843697990915AI/ Coding / Robotics - https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/102462336367426662971✭▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬✭Please ✭✭✭*Reshare* ✭✭✭ to share the love and to support Science and SF!!!!!! ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬✭Big thanks to all who participated in keeping this circle alive!!! Thank you again for your support!#science   #sciencerules   #sciencesunday   #scienceeveryday   #scifi  #scififans   #scifichat   #scifiwatcher   #scififriday   #sciencefiction  #sciencefictiontelevision   #sciencefictionandfantasy   #sciencefictionmovies  #hardscifi   #fantasy   #worthsharing   #robotics   #drwho   #whovians  2013-02-03 13:59:393881267894
Rob Salzman18,074This circle is the second of four containing people who've commented on content I share.  They make my stream come alive with compelling, interesting discussions.  If you want your stream to be active, you won't do better then including them.   Fair warning:  Some of these people are willing to take a stand that may be different then those I'd take.  :)2013-02-01 18:23:30500537
Ian Herndon8,223Shared Circle Time! - G+ Community Moderators (4 of x)Re-Share to help moderators easily connect with one another!Now that Google has launched Communities there has been a ton of activity by people to create communities relating to their interests, join ones created by others, and meet other creators in an effort to learn more and more new ways to build and contribute to G+ Communities. +Community Moderators is an example of a page/community dedicated specifically to having a single place where all moderators can join in discussion around just that.I have been hard at work creating Circles that consist of Community Moderators and Owners only. My hope is to be able to help others expand their network of friends to also include like minded people dabbling in the Community space too. In the near future I intend to eventually group these moderator circles into smaller more targeted ones tailored to specific interests. So with that said, here's our circles!G+ Community Moderators & Owners Circle (1 of x) - 12/31/2012https://plus.google.com/u/0/110099838681495349209/posts/ETe6deLAMq2G+ Community Moderators & Owners Circle (2 of x) - 12/31/2012https://plus.google.com/u/0/110099838681495349209/posts/7i2DXeQpknnG+ Community Moderators & Owners Circle (3 of x) - 12/31/2012https://plus.google.com/u/0/110099838681495349209/posts/j1rsi9YGGVgG+ Community Moderators & Owners Circle (4 of x) - 1/12/2013https://plus.google.com/u/0/110099838681495349209/posts/VFUjZcifXPQ#Community   #Moderators   #Owners   #Communities   #Circle   #SharedCircles   #CircleShare2013-01-12 15:28:345005210
Jay Denebeim150This is my circle of people I know from usenet. If you'd like to be on the list add yourself and share it back directly to me.2012-12-09 14:33:1547000
Peter Edenist13,351The Original SciFi Circle - Weekend Special!!!!!!!!!!!!!✭▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬✭Back to normal programming. Your matching community is located here -  https://plus.google.com/u/1/104978721982847419074/posts/8CQn4vHGSfBI am looking for moderators, let me know if you you are interested in a PM.✭▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬✭Please ✭✭✭*Reshare* ✭✭✭ to share the love and to support Science and SF!!!!!! ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬✭Big thanks to all who participated in keeping this circle alive!!! Thank you again for your support!#science   #sciencerules   #sciencesunday   #scienceeveryday   #scifi  #scififans   #scifichat   #scifiwatcher   #scififriday   #sciencefiction  #sciencefictiontelevision   #sciencefictionandfantasy   #sciencefictionmovies  #hardscifi   #fantasy   #worthsharing   #robotics   #drwho   #whovians  #publiccircles   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #public  #circlesharing   #circle   #circles   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #topcircles  #reshare   #reshared   #resharetags   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharingcircle   #sharingiscaring   2012-12-09 12:17:34344995991
Rob Salzman13,731This circle is two of three which contains the people who've engage with me.  They add so much to my google+ experience.   If you want to follow people who engage, who comment, plus, and share your posts - this group is for you!2012-11-09 19:41:49497367
Peter Edenist8,477The Original SciFi Circle - Weekend Special!!!!!!!!!!!!!✭▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬✭The main Science Fiction circle (and all other circles). I am notifying people who are in the circle. Posting all my circles here for people who want to opt-in. This is the TOP SF and Science Circle - for people who want in, please comment in the specific circle in the links enclosed. All my circles which are reshared are listed here. These are public circles and form part of the Public Circles Database:)✭▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬✭Please ✭✭✭*Reshare* ✭✭✭ to share the love and to support Science and SF!!!!!! ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬Circles now being curated from Pages as follows: +Fascination SciFi  : Top Circle Resharer and Fascination SciFi (curated by +jan schellenberger )+Scifi Engagers - A Public Database : Curated by +jan schellenberger +PhOtoG Pluss  : Curated by Peter Edenist ( to change ownership asap)+CIRCLES on Google+ : Curated by Peter Edenist (Looking for curators)Please let me know if you want to be added to any of my circles:------------------------------------------------------------------------------SciFi New Circle (Circle 2)   ──☛http://goo.gl/kg4GHHard SciFi Circle                 ──☛http://goo.gl/rk6KeSciFi Pages Circle              ──☛http://goo.gl/4m2vgSciFi Fantasy and Illusion      ──☛http://goo.gl/pw19CSensational SciFi Sharers (Top Circle) ──☛ http://goo.gl/Ed3jCBrowncoats (The Shiny Circle) ──☛http://goo.gl/Yy3e4TESLA - Science Circle   ──☛ http://goo.gl/rhk2rRobotics Circle               ──☛ http://goo.gl/Z7izfWorth Following Circle    ──☛ http://goo.gl/xJuAkDr. Who Circle               ──☛ http://goo.gl/rV9W4Diamond Circle of Awesomeness ──☛http://goo.gl/rb2FdLove Light and Happiness        ──☛ http://goo.gl/QZ7BmPhotographer's Circle              ──☛ http://goo.gl/a5HvNPhotography Themed Pages    ──☛http://goo.gl/QHNecFascination Sci-Fi Circle        ──☛ http://goo.gl/1M17HTop Circle Resharer               ──☛ http://goo.gl/aiEzO=========================#science   #sciencerules   #sciencesunday   #scienceeveryday   #scifi  #scififans   #scifichat   #scifiwatcher   #scififriday   #sciencefiction  #sciencefictiontelevisi2012-11-02 15:29:15483493748
Alex Grossman27,422Last time I shared a relevancy circle was back in July. From then until now (October 19), it's only changed by 7 people, and most but not all of that was near the end of the list. So, it's remarkably consistent.These 99 users are on top of my relevance list (plus me since I'm relevant to myself, so a total of 100). I excluded Pages that were in there so as to only have people.Most of these folks are engaging with me through posts or comments (though some are clearly more by e-mail, such as a family member) and the Circle is definitely more accurate now than last time. Does the algorithm get better over time due to more data? I still suspect that as you go down you end up with a number of close calls in which the algorithm can go either way. If anybody has more details on the relevancy algorithm, I'd still be curious and interested to learn more about it.Anyway, these people are relevant to me and truly help me enjoy my time sharing, talking, discussing, and hanging out on G+. So, thank you to all of you :)TGIF and have a great start to the weekend!P.S. - Typical inconsistent G+ - I could share the Movie Lovers Circle earlier today with about 130 people being notified. However, by mid-morning I couldn't notify the 99 people in this Circle. Now, I can again. But it appears that instead of setting a limit on the number of people in a circle, maybe they've set a limit on the number of people you could notify in a set period of time? Very strange. If anybody has any clue as to why this is, please let me know.2012-10-20 03:24:2710023124
martin shervington16,177Commoogling Engagers Circle TwoIn a change to my "Great Engagers" circle approach, here we have a collection of people who I have been interacting with quite recently.Many people are newer to Google but all have really engaged with me - especially around my posts on the concept of 'commoogling'.As I am keen to support a culture of collaboration, please add/share and make it your own! #publiccircles   #circleshare   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #commoogling   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  2012-10-19 13:34:39499472546
Robyn Miller11,989Today's circle share is the current peeps in my don't miss circle. Call it ' byn's G+ pipeline of interaction ' if you will.  These are the folks that keep me coming back.  If you are looking for a common topic, activity and such, you aren't going to find it here. Some are friendlier than others, but all are interactive. Some are NSFW, and some are distinctively about work.What I do promise is that if you add this circle you will not be bored.Oh, and if you've been notified, you're in it.Enjoy!2012-10-18 14:11:11151109452
Marc Jansen27,051It takes all types..."Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do." Recently, several ideas for a shared-circle have crossed my stream, and those ideas have converged to lead to the formation of this multi-faceted circle.(1)  I wanted to publicly acknowledge and thank all of the fine folks here who have, quite literally, changed my world.  If it weren't for all of the misfits and rebels, the trouble-makers, the round pegs in the square holes whom make up such a large portion of my stream, I'd have packed my bags and left G+ a year ago.  This circle is made up of the people who make up my extended G+ family - those fun and interesting people who prevent G+ from being a Ghost Town for me.(2) During the course of a discussion on one of my previous posts. +Yonatan Zunger asked for some ideas on who makes my stream the perfect blend of ideas, personalities, and interests that I was discussing in that thread.This circle serves to answer Yonatan's question.(3) I recently came across a post by +Lee Smallwood  where he shared his #DunbarCircle((http://goo.gl/rS6wL).  And, being the numbers- and stats-junkie that I am, I had no choice but to explore this idea further myself. This circle also answers this question._I have a lot of eclectic interests and enjoy being in the company of eclectic people, and this circle reflects the melting-pot of personalities and interests that bring me such a rich experience here on G+.  I leave it up to you to decide how best to use this information, but I am of the firm opinion that your stream would be greatly enriched by getting to know these people better.2012-10-15 12:56:57224821663
Peter Edenist7,434The Original SciFi Circle - Weekend Special!!!!!!!!!!!!!Resharing the main Science Fiction circle. I am notifying select people who are in the circle separately. Posting all my circles here for people who want to opt-in. This is the TOP SF and Science Circle - for people who want in, please comment in the specific circle in the links enclosed. All my circles which are reshared are listed here. These are public circles and form part of the Public Circles Database:)Also Included - new circles : Diamond Circle of Awesomeness and Photographer's Circle :)Please Reshare to share the love and to support Science and SF!!!!!!Flash Notice - new page I'm supporting +HASHTAGS Of The World, Unite To TREND Over…  - please circle and ask them for inclusion, I hear good things about them, though I don't curate this page=========================Please let me know if you want to be added to any of my circles:SciFi New Circle (Circle 2) - http://goo.gl/YcxapHard SciFi Circle -  http://goo.gl/w5aZLSciFi Pages Circle (Peter's Scifi Page) -   http://goo.gl/zzrtySciFi Fantasy and Illusion -  http://goo.gl/a0ahNSensational SciFi Sharers (Top Circle) -  http://goo.gl/idaxcBrowncoats (The Shiny Circle) -   http://goo.gl/OZ65XTESLA - Science Circle -  http://goo.gl/x79T0Robotics Circle -  http://goo.gl/9gi5JWorth Following Circle -  http://goo.gl/ixYS5Dr. Who Circle (New Circle) -  http://goo.gl/iAoctDiamond Circle of Awesomeness (Circles on Google +) -  http://goo.gl/AhE7CPhotographer's Circle (+Photog Pluss) - http://goo.gl/fPPux=========================+Ladies Of Google Plus +Fans of Every Thing Doctor Who +Dr.Why Official Page Creativa +Science on Google+: A Public Database +Hard Science Fiction +Part-Time Scientists +Biology in Science Fiction 2012-10-13 09:07:41474545563
Andrew Eva2,872Thought for #followfriday   I'd share my "Makes me Think" circle.These folks all post things, or engage in my posts, with comments and thoughts that make me think. If I find myself at home, hours later, still thinking about a comment, or post, or idea that was being discussed, one of these individuals was most likely part of that discussion or triggered the thought.I hope they all challenge you to think as well.2012-09-28 17:25:226233626
martin shervington12,861Great Engagers 2 Version 3.0This is the second of my Great Engagers circles.Thanks to everyone's +1s, comments and shares - I hope you find some people in the circle with whom you'll enjoy connecting further as well. #publiccircles   #sharedcircles   #publicsharedcircles  2012-09-18 11:24:0726316523
Larry Fournillier751,926Larry's Healthy Eating TeamSo, here is the plan... tomorrow, Wednesday, we will kick off with an brilliant first day of delights.  I will prepare for you a recipe for breakfast you will need Mangoes, Grapefruit or Watermelon and Yogurt, Granola then ready for lunch get yourself these ingredients: Lettuce, olives, raisins, tomatoes, red onion, avocado, cucumber, chicken strips or shrimpand to cap it off, for your dinner you'll need :*Broccoli or cauliflower, squash, coconut or grape- seed oil, garlic, onion, cilantro, turmeric, fresh ginger, coconut milk, curry powder, massala  habanero pepper and fish fillets (Talapia or Mackerel)*.*Please Note: The lunch and dinner meals are very flexible.  If you are Vegetarian feel free to substitute the chicken, shrimp or fish with *Tofu.I trust you are feeling excited and ready to rock and roll with the Trinidaddy's feel good 14 day program!I look forward to seeing you 8:00AM(EDT) when I'll post the recipes for the dayThen I'll be around to make sure we are all on track and that you don't fall into the bad habits of snacking along the way to heath and vitality.Ready in your stream when you wake up!Those of who are still interested in joining the program but missed out on getting into this Circle, please comment YES or ADD ME in the post so I can add you.  Remember space is limited.2012-09-18 04:30:35382681361
Peter Edenist4,710The Original Scifi Circle - And all my other circles!Sharing for the weekend! Add and reshare please! This is the general SF Circle which I curate (hard curate, so please excuse me if you get dropped).-> The algorithm I use : Resharers move up, Inactives moves out, New people with SF posts and interests move up,,,, and so on....If you are here, thank you for being here. If you got dropped, please comment and I will add you back in the next reshare. Apologies to everyone, but one must keep the circle current!Here are my other Circles : Curating all circles next week. If you want in on any of my circles, please let me know in the comments! Thank you!!!!People who reshare my SF circles: http://goo.gl/uW3ZARobotics Circle: http://goo.gl/33nx3TESLA Pure Science Circle: http://goo.gl/ehZqpHard SciFi Circle: http://goo.gl/S36IuSunday Special Circle: http://goo.gl/AzWTiBrowncoats Circle: http://goo.gl/Ke31NFantasy and Illusion Circle (Illumanti): http://goo.gl/euX6tWorth Following Circle: http://goo.gl/ZJMyjSciFi New Circle: http://goo.gl/I8BwtSciFi Pages : http://goo.gl/urESxAwesome Pages Circle: http://goo.gl/r9XHy+Circle Plus +Best Shared Circle +Full Circle +Public Circles +Circle-Back +The Best Circles on Google+ +Shared Circles on G+ +Shared Pages Circles +Shared Circles (Обмен кругами) +Sharing is Caring on G+ +2012-08-25 17:13:06498562337
Peter Edenist2,566Science Fiction Original Circle 1This is my oldest circle in my shares, it has all the awesomeness one can expect from a SciFi Circle. Have added some new names, curated some old ones who have gone inactive and here's the Circle for you kind and good folk!Who's there in it? +Liz Eberhardt, +Henry A. Otero, +JUSTIN MATTHEW, +Deb Roscoe, +Fraser Cain and newer profiles as well - +Ravis Tasakorn (added just now!) and some steadfast supporters such as +Alister Macintyre +M Monica and +Thomas Beling!Also have the supportive people here such as +Cliff Loresco, +Feisal Kamil, +Ted Ewen and +Jake Kern !Add and reshare. This is a mid fortnight share!! (In preparation for the Sunday Special).!!!!+Best Shared Circle +Circle Plus +Full Circle +Public Circles +2012-08-18 11:14:36497271332
Peter Edenist2,259Definitive SciFi Circle - Weekend! - Please Reshare to support the curation!!! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------This is my final circle for the weekend! It has all the people who have been in this circle for a long time and those who have been added over the past week. I am continuously curating this based on engagement and support!This is the top Circle for all SF folks and has many people from my other circles. If you want to engage, like Science and SF, you have to have these people in your circles!Listing all my circles here - If you want in on any of them, please comment and let me know which circles you wish to be in!> New SF Circle - https://plus.google.com/104978721982847419074/posts/g3F13SJ14XG> Tesla Pure Science Circle - https://plus.google.com/104978721982847419074/posts/gbMq9NS12V2> Awesome Pages Circle - https://plus.google.com/104978721982847419074/posts/bwxgV63jxxs> Browncoats Circle (Firefly Fans) - https://plus.google.com/104978721982847419074/posts/K9FMoNeCbUF> Fantasy and Illusion Circle (Illumanti) - https://plus.google.com/104978721982847419074/posts/3qEVvJMZUW6> Hard Science Fiction Circle - https://plus.google.com/104978721982847419074/posts/JbUS3ZwUJJ2> Worth Following Circle - https://plus.google.com/104978721982847419074/posts/irLGzVxq4U4> Scifi Top Circle  - https://plus.google.com/104978721982847419074/posts/cyNvWSrZRXETagging +Best Shared Circle +Circle Plus +Full Circle +Public Circles +Circle-Back +Sharing is Caring on G+ +Amazing Sharings ► +The Best Circles on Google+ +2012-08-11 11:54:25497152226

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2014-11-15 20:42:48 (24 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Let's spin #shirtstorm  into a victory.  Please?

I think WOMEN in science all over the world, who have FOREVER faced ludicrous comments about their apparel, when it has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with their work, might want to breathe a slight sigh of relief.

And if I had the ability to market a line of gaudy women's shirts with "hunky" representations OF MATT TAYLOR all over them, I'll bet the numbers of sales to scientists would be HUGE for just this one tiny instant in time.  

NONE of this changes the science Matt accomplished.  Just like none of the necklines or hemlines or other fashion choices have been relevant in the (maybe hundreds of) thousands of times fashion has been brought up around science for the sole reason (then) that women dared to be the scientists. 

Matt Taylor, you probably will never see this, but myopin... more »

Most reshares: 5

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2014-07-23 21:54:02 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Fantastic idea, more markets should be doing this.

Most plusones: 26

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2014-07-14 23:52:56 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Now, isn't that something?

#something 

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2014-11-15 20:42:48 (24 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Let's spin #shirtstorm  into a victory.  Please?

I think WOMEN in science all over the world, who have FOREVER faced ludicrous comments about their apparel, when it has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with their work, might want to breathe a slight sigh of relief.

And if I had the ability to market a line of gaudy women's shirts with "hunky" representations OF MATT TAYLOR all over them, I'll bet the numbers of sales to scientists would be HUGE for just this one tiny instant in time.  

NONE of this changes the science Matt accomplished.  Just like none of the necklines or hemlines or other fashion choices have been relevant in the (maybe hundreds of) thousands of times fashion has been brought up around science for the sole reason (then) that women dared to be the scientists. 

Matt Taylor, you probably will never see this, but myopin... more »

Let's spin #shirtstorm  into a victory.  Please?

I think WOMEN in science all over the world, who have FOREVER faced ludicrous comments about their apparel, when it has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with their work, might want to breathe a slight sigh of relief.

And if I had the ability to market a line of gaudy women's shirts with "hunky" representations OF MATT TAYLOR all over them, I'll bet the numbers of sales to scientists would be HUGE for just this one tiny instant in time.  

NONE of this changes the science Matt accomplished.  Just like none of the necklines or hemlines or other fashion choices have been relevant in the (maybe hundreds of) thousands of times fashion has been brought up around science for the sole reason (then) that women dared to be the scientists. 

Matt Taylor, you probably will never see this, but my opinion of you as a scientist is untouched, and my opinion of you as a human being is pretty good right now.  Your shirt choice was and should have remained irrelevant TO THE SCIENCE.  I hope that one day you can find some actual genuine PRIDE in the fact that, by accidentally creating a point of relative extreme, you may have just opened a door onto a MIRROR in which the media and the internet could SEE themselves, their history, and how too many of them have ALWAYS treated women.  If only they will look.___

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2014-11-14 23:27:49 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Shiny!

Shiny!___

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2014-10-31 15:42:21 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

It just doesn't get a whole lot more scary than this for a costume

It just doesn't get a whole lot more scary than this for a costume___

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2014-10-29 19:47:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

King of the hill

Webster assures me I'm not "over the hill."
Because I am the hill.
It's good to be King.

King of the hill

Webster assures me I'm not "over the hill."
Because I am the hill.
It's good to be King.___

2014-10-26 04:56:23 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

"I guess we will have to agree to disagree."
Seems to be the new cry of those with patently indefensible arguments.

I say NO.
You do not get to even pretend, much less arrogate any hint of agreement from me on anything whatsoever. I say even that would seem to act to legitimize your position using my name, and I won't permit it. 

"I guess we will have to agree to disagree."
Seems to be the new cry of those with patently indefensible arguments.

I say NO.
You do not get to even pretend, much less arrogate any hint of agreement from me on anything whatsoever. I say even that would seem to act to legitimize your position using my name, and I won't permit it. ___

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2014-10-23 22:37:39 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

A few minutes ago, the sunlight through the guava tree was making little starfleet symbols all over my hot tub cover.  Rather than the usual ovals.

[this is where a hashtag isn't going]

A few minutes ago, the sunlight through the guava tree was making little starfleet symbols all over my hot tub cover.  Rather than the usual ovals.

[this is where a hashtag isn't going]___

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2014-10-19 18:50:16 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Certainly there are non-white douchebags.  But I have to speculate that if all douchebags could be gathered up in one place to run demographics, white would be the most OVER-represented faction, compared to the population at large.

And if all douchebags /could be/ gathered up in one place, can I throw the switch on the trapdoor?

Douchebag: The White Racial Slur We've All Been Waiting For

❝ White racial slurs are not common in our colorblind age because they don’t work on people who posses white privilege. When it does work, like “Red Neck” or “Cracker,” it has the power to engage a class politics that draws together people of color and urban, middle class whites (otherwise known as the Democratic party).

White privilege is the right of whites, and only whites, to be judged as individuals, to be treated as a unique self, possessed of all the rights and protections of citizenship. I am not a race, I am the unmarked subject. I am simply man, whereas you might be a black man, an asian woman, a disabled native man, a homosexual latina woman, and on and on the qualifiers of identification go. With each keyword added, so too does the burden of representation grow. ❞___Certainly there are non-white douchebags.  But I have to speculate that if all douchebags could be gathered up in one place to run demographics, white would be the most OVER-represented faction, compared to the population at large.

And if all douchebags /could be/ gathered up in one place, can I throw the switch on the trapdoor?

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2014-10-18 18:39:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

We have plenty to fear, from fear itself.

via +Kee Hinckley 

Xenophobia.___We have plenty to fear, from fear itself.

via +Kee Hinckley 

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2014-10-14 00:45:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

"and Americans, turning up to an unexpectedly closed post office, and going 'oh yeah -- it's Columbus Day ... shit!' "

Columbus Day, how is this still a thing? 

#Columbusday  ___"and Americans, turning up to an unexpectedly closed post office, and going 'oh yeah -- it's Columbus Day ... shit!' "

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2014-10-10 18:23:50 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Preach it, Scalzi... "There is no penalty in letting attendees know some of what you consider inappropriate behavior — indeed it makes them safer because when examples are offered, they don’t have to question whether they have “really” been harassed, and they don’t have to worry whether the convention will agree with them. Information is power, particularly when some asshole is trying to assert their power over you by making you feel unsafe in a place where the whole point is to enjoy yourself with others who share your enthusiasms."

Preach it, Scalzi... "There is no penalty in letting attendees know some of what you consider inappropriate behavior — indeed it makes them safer because when examples are offered, they don’t have to question whether they have “really” been harassed, and they don’t have to worry whether the convention will agree with them. Information is power, particularly when some asshole is trying to assert their power over you by making you feel unsafe in a place where the whole point is to enjoy yourself with others who share your enthusiasms."___

2014-10-09 17:09:23 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Plus now has polls.
Do you care?

Plus now has polls.
Do you care?___

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2014-10-07 16:04:29 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

No, AT&T is not randomly giving out Starbucks gifts cards to your email address.  Probably not anybody else, either. I'm not sure if this is a new spam scam, but clicking the "print" link will probably just allow the spammers to "own" your computer.  Yes, I did receive several of them.

I'm sorry this spam may have been "more convincing," to some, but free stuff from nowhere should always make anyone suspicious.  And no, I can't help you clean up your computer, but maybe someone who can will add a comment.

No, AT&T is not randomly giving out Starbucks gifts cards to your email address.  Probably not anybody else, either. I'm not sure if this is a new spam scam, but clicking the "print" link will probably just allow the spammers to "own" your computer.  Yes, I did receive several of them.

I'm sorry this spam may have been "more convincing," to some, but free stuff from nowhere should always make anyone suspicious.  And no, I can't help you clean up your computer, but maybe someone who can will add a comment.___

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2014-10-06 04:22:34 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Demonstration of "one handed thumb firing" with an Arrowstorm.
Of course it takes both hands to get half-primed, but you can hold, and then fire when ready.

Demonstration of "one handed thumb firing" with an Arrowstorm.
Of course it takes both hands to get half-primed, but you can hold, and then fire when ready.___

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2014-09-30 15:52:08 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I feel the need to make a copy of the sign seen at 0:11 for my wall.

via +Yonatan Zunger 

#RaceAgainstTheMachine  .___I feel the need to make a copy of the sign seen at 0:11 for my wall.

via +Yonatan Zunger 

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2014-09-20 03:46:56 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

I'll take "Things that you should never do with your phone at thirty-five miles per hour" for one hundred and eighty thousand, Alex.

I'll take "Things that you should never do with your phone at thirty-five miles per hour" for one hundred and eighty thousand, Alex.___

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2014-09-18 18:10:20 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

How in the world could you do this without a Triad comparison?

How in the world could you do this without a Triad comparison?___

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2014-09-18 18:10:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

How in the world could you do this without a Triad comparison?

How in the world could you do this without a Triad comparison?___

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2014-09-16 18:07:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

via +Yonatan Zunger, who usually has much more interesting comment threads than I can manage: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+YonatanZunger/posts/eCqiFhhF9y4 

Today's guest post: "Why I stopped writing about white people" http://farbeyondreality.com/2014/09/16/guest-post-by-kameron-hurley-why-i-stopped-writing-about-white-people/ …___via +Yonatan Zunger, who usually has much more interesting comment threads than I can manage: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+YonatanZunger/posts/eCqiFhhF9y4 

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2014-09-08 19:15:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Buy a remedial English book and start with the spelling section.

Buy a remedial English book and start with the spelling section.___

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2014-09-04 06:21:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

The vocabulary word for this episode could be:
Crenel

The vocabulary word for this episode could be:
Crenel___

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2014-08-28 23:58:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

3:37 - even a master can make a rookie mistake now & then. Reassuring, on a certain level.

3:37 - even a master can make a rookie mistake now & then. Reassuring, on a certain level.___

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2014-08-24 06:04:19 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I find it funny that you gripe about the inability to use barrel attachments, and then choose for comparison a blaster which been modded to remove exactly that  capability

I find it funny that you gripe about the inability to use barrel attachments, and then choose for comparison a blaster which been modded to remove exactly that  capability___

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2014-08-21 17:36:57 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

"Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose."
-Bill Gates

Success makes lucky people think they were good.

"Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose."
-Bill Gates

Success makes lucky people think they were good.___

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2014-08-19 20:01:26 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Please take any commenting to Yonatan's thread.

This is a profoundly disturbing editorial. It's an op-ed written by a police officer in the Washington Post, and its message is very simple: 

"If you don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you. Don’t argue with me, don’t call me names, don’t tell me that I can’t stop you, don’t say I’m a racist pig, don’t threaten that you’ll sue me and take away my badge. Don’t scream at me that you pay my salary, and don’t even think of aggressively walking towards me. Most field stops are complete in minutes. How difficult is it to cooperate for that long?"

I wish I could tell you that this article betrayed a sense of the absurd, or that it was meant in some kind of satirical fashion. It isn't. His argument is simple: you have no idea what's going on for that cop or what the cop is going through. The cop has the right to use whatever force is needed. So if you don't want to get shot, do everything the cop says, never argue, never object. Later, he says, you can "ask for a supervisor, lodge a complaint or contact civil rights organizations if you believe your rights were violated."

To list a few of the exceptionally obvious things which this ignores:

(1) All of the arguments that you don't know what a cop is going through, that this "routine traffic stop" is actually very dangerous for them, and so on, apply just as well to the person being stopped. In fact, especially if you don't look white and upper-class enough, that routine stop is even more dangerous for you than for the cop: the cop doesn't know if you're armed and willing to become violent, but (by Dutta's own admission) you do know that the cop is. Saying that people being stopped need to be respectful and do what the cop says, but that the cop isn't under any such obligation to anyone else, is an invitation for violence.

(2) These post facto remedies which he suggests are incredibly limited in their value. Go ahead and lodge a complaint; it will promptly be filed in the appropriate place. Under the POBOR (Peace Officers' Bill of Rights, a California law) and similar laws elsewhere, you get all sorts of guarantees here: for example, that if a decision is made in regards to your complaint, you will be notified of that decision within 30 days. It does not guarantee, for example, that a decision will actually be made, and in fact it guarantees that if a decision isn't made within a year, the officer will face no consequences from it. The police have a tremendous degree of immunity, and outside of very exceptional situations, are investigated only by an internal system.

(You can read the text of the POBOR here: https://www.cslea.com/legal/pobor . Other states have similar laws, but you should check your own state's laws for the details)

(3) If a police officer does something wrong during a stop, it can have serious consequences for you, which will not be redressed no matter what. As far as the police are concerned, an arrest isn't a "consequence," since the courts can easily throw it out; but go ahead and explain that to your employer when you're telling them why you didn't come to work. Being threatened and harassed every time you walk out the door in your neighborhood isn't a "consequence," because if the cop didn't have a good reason, they wouldn't have done anything.

Knowing that you might be publicly bullied and humiliated, in front of your children, your spouse, or your employer, that you may be searched, beaten, or arrested at any time -- and that such things happen routinely to you and everyone around you -- is something acceptable, in the view of this editorial, because you have the right to file a grievance later with the same organization which has decided that this behavior is, at a baseline, OK.


My purpose here isn't to say that people should be rude or threatening to cops. I'm saying that the obligation of police and citizens is a reciprocal obligation. It is absolutely true that the work of police is dangerous and complicated, and they require certain allowances in order to be able to do their jobs; however, if you translate that to "they must be granted unlimited authority over the citizenry, and must never be challenged, except after the fact and in very limited ways," then the police have been set up to become villains, not heroes. 

Dutta's attitude is profoundly corrupted: he has taken the real and reasonable fears of police about doing their jobs, and expanded it into a notion of the police as being a class above the public, with tremendous powers of force and coercion, and subject to not even contradiction. If you heard this sort of statement from soldiers, you would think you were living in a military junta; if you hear this from police officers, you wonder if they think we are living in a junta.

h/t +Xenophrenia for the link.___Please take any commenting to Yonatan's thread.

2014-08-14 16:38:43 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Why are so many things hitting so "close to home" lately? 
Nearly 30 years ago, I lived in Florissant. Literally the very next neighborhood to the north of Ferguson. I worked downtown, so I passed by or through Ferguson frequently; I shopped there sometimes; dined there. I can't say I remember either neighborhood clearly -- they're just typical suburbs. With typical people.

Why are so many things hitting so "close to home" lately? 
Nearly 30 years ago, I lived in Florissant. Literally the very next neighborhood to the north of Ferguson. I worked downtown, so I passed by or through Ferguson frequently; I shopped there sometimes; dined there. I can't say I remember either neighborhood clearly -- they're just typical suburbs. With typical people.___

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2014-08-13 22:20:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

If you are at all interested in American history or in understanding its modern politics, you should read this article. Despite what you might think from the title, it's not primarily about the modern Tea Party, but about the history of the Civil War and Reconstruction, both the versions which many of us were taught in school and the versions which rather deliberately weren't taught. 

The article itself is brief, but is richly sourced and links to many other important articles on the subject. One text which it doesn't link, but which I also highly recommend, is Amar's America's Constitution: A Biography, an extraordinary work about the history of how the Constitution has developed from its earliest history to the present day. In particular, Amar's book discusses the rather complex history of the Second Amendment, and how its interpretation changed after the Civil War,... more »

If you are at all interested in American history or in understanding its modern politics, you should read this article. Despite what you might think from the title, it's not primarily about the modern Tea Party, but about the history of the Civil War and Reconstruction, both the versions which many of us were taught in school and the versions which rather deliberately weren't taught. 

The article itself is brief, but is richly sourced and links to many other important articles on the subject. One text which it doesn't link, but which I also highly recommend, is Amar's America's Constitution: A Biography, an extraordinary work about the history of how the Constitution has developed from its earliest history to the present day. In particular, Amar's book discusses the rather complex history of the Second Amendment, and how its interpretation changed after the Civil War, from being focused on "regulated militias" to independent gun ownership as a way for people to protect themselves from things that the government refused to protect them from -- that is, political changes which they could not accept.

Via +Colm Buckley and +Valdis Kletnieks.___

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2014-08-12 17:45:24 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Once more, cracked absolutely nails it.

You do it because if people hate the clown, who cares? That's not the real you.

if you know somebody who might be at risk but you've been denying it because they're always smiling and joking around, for the love of God, wake the fuck up.

Once more, cracked absolutely nails it.

You do it because if people hate the clown, who cares? That's not the real you.

if you know somebody who might be at risk but you've been denying it because they're always smiling and joking around, for the love of God, wake the fuck up.___

2014-08-12 16:51:34 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I take just a little tiny bit of solace in the thought that maybe, some day, it could become socially acceptable, perhaps even expected, to punch someone square in the mouth for saying "CHEER UP!"

I take just a little tiny bit of solace in the thought that maybe, some day, it could become socially acceptable, perhaps even expected, to punch someone square in the mouth for saying "CHEER UP!"___

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2014-08-07 16:30:33 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Finally figured out why my tarp has been doing such a lousy job. I've got boxes of hobby stuff on the patio to be organized, and the tarp was supposed to be protecting the cardboard from the morning precipitation.

This is Max. He's a very nice kitty who belongs a block away, but loves our yard.

Finally figured out why my tarp has been doing such a lousy job. I've got boxes of hobby stuff on the patio to be organized, and the tarp was supposed to be protecting the cardboard from the morning precipitation.

This is Max. He's a very nice kitty who belongs a block away, but loves our yard.___

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2014-08-04 21:51:49 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Science follows certain rules.
Fads and commercial promotion don't have to.
The "fish oil industry" if there is such a thing, may be based principally on a bad assumption, for which supporting facts don't seem to exist.

Science follows certain rules.
Fads and commercial promotion don't have to.
The "fish oil industry" if there is such a thing, may be based principally on a bad assumption, for which supporting facts don't seem to exist.___

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2014-08-01 15:11:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Apparently, the right hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing.

"In a statement, Boehner blamed President Obama for Republicans’ inability to pass their own legislation and urged the president to take unilateral action regardless of Congress. The timing is breathtaking: literally yesterday, GOP lawmakers voted to sue Obama for circumventing Congress, and less than 24 hours later, Boehner is publicly urging Obama to circumvent Congress." (emphasis mine)

THIS IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER in the lead-up to elections. The GOP will endeavor to spin this congressional embarrassment as failure of the president - and it will work, too, because this country has collective short-term amnesia when it comes to politics. Unless we remember.
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/border-failure-rocks-house-gop-leadership


h/t +Valkyrie.... more »

Apparently, the right hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing.

"In a statement, Boehner blamed President Obama for Republicans’ inability to pass their own legislation and urged the president to take unilateral action regardless of Congress. The timing is breathtaking: literally yesterday, GOP lawmakers voted to sue Obama for circumventing Congress, and less than 24 hours later, Boehner is publicly urging Obama to circumvent Congress." (emphasis mine)

THIS IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER in the lead-up to elections. The GOP will endeavor to spin this congressional embarrassment as failure of the president - and it will work, too, because this country has collective short-term amnesia when it comes to politics. Unless we remember.
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/border-failure-rocks-house-gop-leadership


h/t +Valkyrie .   edited to correct broken link___

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2014-07-25 15:49:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

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2014-07-23 21:54:02 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

I agree 100%
Even with no discount sometimes I buy the more "artsy" items.

Fantastic idea, more markets should be doing this.___I agree 100%
Even with no discount sometimes I buy the more "artsy" items.

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2014-07-23 16:22:51 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

This might not be right for me,
but it seems like valuable information
that could help others...

This might not be right for me,
but it seems like valuable information
that could help others...___

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2014-07-20 07:32:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Dramatic Sunset

But that's another picture.  This one, which I like a little more, was facing away from the sunset, with what appears to be rain falling part-way through the sky, lit up almost like it was an aurora.  The "beam" by the light pole is actually a fragment of a rainbow.  A few minutes later driving home, windshield wipers were needed as a tiny bit more rain made it all the way down to my neighborhood.

Dramatic Sunset

But that's another picture.  This one, which I like a little more, was facing away from the sunset, with what appears to be rain falling part-way through the sky, lit up almost like it was an aurora.  The "beam" by the light pole is actually a fragment of a rainbow.  A few minutes later driving home, windshield wipers were needed as a tiny bit more rain made it all the way down to my neighborhood.___

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2014-07-18 17:44:06 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

I wish the #nymwars  would actually settle.

This week's announcement, for me, has only stirred up sadness.  For those who couldn't get back in, for those too at-risk to try, for those who didn't try, and particularly for those falsely accused who were in fact using their only names.

Some folks I knew got kicked out three years ago, because Google at that time really didn't have a glimmer of a clue at the complexity of what genuine names can look like.

From all these victims, so many didn't return, that I know it has affected what G+ has grown into.  I can't know what's missing - because it's always been missing.

I wish the #nymwars  would actually settle.

This week's announcement, for me, has only stirred up sadness.  For those who couldn't get back in, for those too at-risk to try, for those who didn't try, and particularly for those falsely accused who were in fact using their only names.

Some folks I knew got kicked out three years ago, because Google at that time really didn't have a glimmer of a clue at the complexity of what genuine names can look like.

From all these victims, so many didn't return, that I know it has affected what G+ has grown into.  I can't know what's missing - because it's always been missing.___

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2014-07-18 17:04:15 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

The previous persimmon crop, of the tree hanging over our back fence.  In 2013, no fruit formed.  This year, I hope to make time to harvest more, and to ask a few more of the neighbors whose additional trees have borne simultaneously. The one who owns this particular tree did not think anyone else was using their fruit.

..Because +Peter van der Linden asked about what today's green fruit will look like...

The previous persimmon crop, of the tree hanging over our back fence.  In 2013, no fruit formed.  This year, I hope to make time to harvest more, and to ask a few more of the neighbors whose additional trees have borne simultaneously. The one who owns this particular tree did not think anyone else was using their fruit.

..Because +Peter van der Linden asked about what today's green fruit will look like...___

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2014-07-18 05:07:33 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

This fall ... there will be persimmons

These are not actually "in" my yard, but hanging over the fence.  The neighbors have encouraged me to come around the block and harvest.  Last year there were none, this tree and a few others on their street seem to actually be biennial, but two years ago I harvested quite a crop.

This fall ... there will be persimmons

These are not actually "in" my yard, but hanging over the fence.  The neighbors have encouraged me to come around the block and harvest.  Last year there were none, this tree and a few others on their street seem to actually be biennial, but two years ago I harvested quite a crop.___

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2014-07-17 15:57:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This one actually got me.
I repeated it to a few people. 
I was wrong.
It was a false story; a publicity stunt by un-associated parties.

My apologies, +Progressive Insurance and Stephanie Courtney

This one actually got me.
I repeated it to a few people. 
I was wrong.
It was a false story; a publicity stunt by un-associated parties.

My apologies, +Progressive Insurance and Stephanie Courtney___

2014-07-17 03:23:05 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

A great teaching moment, squandered

Google could have used this week's announcement to explain to the world why such a policy had been doomed from the beginning, how it never actually helped with the spam or trolling, how it exposed members to greater personal risk, how they accidentally 'outed' a number of innocent people through mismanaging change, and how pseudonymity is dramatically different from anonymity.  Google has had three years to have these lessons drilled in, and this week could have been a big teaching moment for those misinformed who still believed that a mechanism could discern which names are more "real" than others, or that people "behave better" with a real (shaped) name.

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 real people, but it also excluded a number of people who wanted to be part of it without using their real names. 

Over the years, as Google+ grew and its community became established, we steadily opened up this policy, from allowing +Page owners to use any name of their choosing to letting YouTube users bring their usernames into Google+. Today, we are taking the last step: there are no more restrictions on what name you can use. 

We know you've been calling for this change for a while. We know that our names policy has been unclear, and this has led to some unnecessarily difficult experiences for some of our users. For this we apologize, and we hope that today's change is a step toward making Google+ the welcoming and inclusive place that we want it to be. Thank you for expressing your opinions so passionately, and thanks for continuing to make Google+ the thoughtful community that it is.___A great teaching moment, squandered

Google could have used this week's announcement to explain to the world why such a policy had been doomed from the beginning, how it never actually helped with the spam or trolling, how it exposed members to greater personal risk, how they accidentally 'outed' a number of innocent people through mismanaging change, and how pseudonymity is dramatically different from anonymity.  Google has had three years to have these lessons drilled in, and this week could have been a big teaching moment for those misinformed who still believed that a mechanism could discern which names are more "real" than others, or that people "behave better" with a real (shaped) name.

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2014-07-16 18:51:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

1) to prime, pull the slide back and then LET GO OF IT
Let it snap back forward by itself; reliability goes up dramatically.

2) when putting it away empty, load and fire one disc to make sure you de-prime, because operating the slide empty DOES prime the main spring and with no disc you can't release it.

3) while loading before a round of play or reloading during play, cycle the slide to load a disc and then you can fill the clip back up to five, for SIX shots between reloads.

1) to prime, pull the slide back and then LET GO OF IT
Let it snap back forward by itself; reliability goes up dramatically.

2) when putting it away empty, load and fire one disc to make sure you de-prime, because operating the slide empty DOES prime the main spring and with no disc you can't release it.

3) while loading before a round of play or reloading during play, cycle the slide to load a disc and then you can fill the clip back up to five, for SIX shots between reloads.___

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2014-07-14 23:52:56 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Now, isn't that something?

#something 

Now, isn't that something?

#something ___

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2014-07-14 23:07:58 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Apparently Amazon miscalculated shipping speed on my pre-order.  I believe the release date is tomorrow.  I won't tell anyone if you don't.

Apparently Amazon miscalculated shipping speed on my pre-order.  I believe the release date is tomorrow.  I won't tell anyone if you don't.___

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2014-07-14 21:04:05 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I made ... something that failed.

But hey! I made SOMETHING really fast.
#something  

update:
Later I made it work!  https://plus.google.com/+BobOBob/posts/9m4LJZDK2Ux

I made ... something that failed.

But hey! I made SOMETHING really fast.
#something  

update:
Later I made it work!  https://plus.google.com/+BobOBob/posts/9m4LJZDK2Ux___

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2014-07-09 07:11:47 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

This

A thousand times, this.
There has to BE research, before which everything is just guessing.

http://xkcd.com/1390/

This

A thousand times, this.
There has to BE research, before which everything is just guessing.

http://xkcd.com/1390/___

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2014-07-08 21:24:31 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I did a horrible job of framing the video, but after 35 minutes ... we have sizzle!

This is one rasher of (turkey) bacon, in my GoSun Mini.  Over half an hour may seem like a long time to wait for bacon, but there was no gas or electric bill, nor any other fuel to pay for.  Just sunlight.  I also think I could make it more efficient and quicker; this is literally just the second thing I've ever cooked in the Mini.

I did a horrible job of framing the video, but after 35 minutes ... we have sizzle!

This is one rasher of (turkey) bacon, in my GoSun Mini.  Over half an hour may seem like a long time to wait for bacon, but there was no gas or electric bill, nor any other fuel to pay for.  Just sunlight.  I also think I could make it more efficient and quicker; this is literally just the second thing I've ever cooked in the Mini.___

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2014-07-07 18:08:36 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

End individual car ownership?

I think a movement might be initiated, as soon as there are enough pool cars to form a sort of co-op or club to serve an area.  Costs could then be directly compared against one's current (ownership + insurance + maintenance + consumables) costs.

I assume a beginning point would be just passenger cars, so personally, I may want to keep my pickup for once/twice a month uses, until pool cars can also include a mix of heavier vehicles.  But I would much rather do all my commuting in a vehicle for which I don't have to worry about any of the maintenance or consumables.  

If I also didn't have to do the driving, I might even get stuff done on the trip. Not too sure about that part though.  In the 90s I carried a Ricochet modem on Caltrain routinely, and I could read usenet while the train was in motion, but I couldn'trea... more »

End individual car ownership?

I think a movement might be initiated, as soon as there are enough pool cars to form a sort of co-op or club to serve an area.  Costs could then be directly compared against one's current (ownership + insurance + maintenance + consumables) costs.

I assume a beginning point would be just passenger cars, so personally, I may want to keep my pickup for once/twice a month uses, until pool cars can also include a mix of heavier vehicles.  But I would much rather do all my commuting in a vehicle for which I don't have to worry about any of the maintenance or consumables.  

If I also didn't have to do the driving, I might even get stuff done on the trip. Not too sure about that part though.  In the 90s I carried a Ricochet modem on Caltrain routinely, and I could read usenet while the train was in motion, but I couldn't really write, much less code.___

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2014-07-05 23:34:10 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Steam escaping, as I cook some mango pieces in my brand new GoSun solar stove.

Steam escaping, as I cook some mango pieces in my brand new GoSun solar stove.___

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2014-07-02 22:27:37 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

These pun - rebus -meme challenges are silly, but sometimes fun.  I made one that I think is pretty obscure.  I think my G+ followers have a significantly higher "geek quotient" than my FB followers though, so Facebook got about a two day head start.  Not much progress there yet.  Something that tied together Wookies, a cannon, and named after a raptor - not bad, but the "right" reference fits a whole lot better.

Of course G+ doesn't permit comments to embed an image, but I'd /prefer/ if guesses were posted as links to a no-text publicly viewable image.  

Over on FB I sort-of personally challenged +George Takei, who posts such challenges now and then, and has some of the ones that I have found the most fun. 

These pun - rebus -meme challenges are silly, but sometimes fun.  I made one that I think is pretty obscure.  I think my G+ followers have a significantly higher "geek quotient" than my FB followers though, so Facebook got about a two day head start.  Not much progress there yet.  Something that tied together Wookies, a cannon, and named after a raptor - not bad, but the "right" reference fits a whole lot better.

Of course G+ doesn't permit comments to embed an image, but I'd /prefer/ if guesses were posted as links to a no-text publicly viewable image.  

Over on FB I sort-of personally challenged +George Takei, who posts such challenges now and then, and has some of the ones that I have found the most fun. ___

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2014-07-01 15:00:06 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

This is scary.
I wish it was unbelievable.  But instead, it's probably correct.

___This is scary.
I wish it was unbelievable.  But instead, it's probably correct.

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