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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+158,700Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to Dr.  @103389452828130864950 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 @108510686109338749229   and Dr @110756968351492254645  , 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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Михаил Пушкарев973#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger #bloggers 2015-03-30 16:23:07499415
Ole Olson51,746This is my circle 1 of Google+ progressives2015-03-07 18:26:233561014
Noah Wesley20,488Great circle to find many interesting and interactive people!!! If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #circleshare #uk #business #unitedkingdom #ireland #publiccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #ukcircles #irishcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #hk #china #face #book #link #travel #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle2015-02-25 08:21:55498331651
Михаил Пушкарев420#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger #bloggers 2015-01-01 08:18:30500004
Михаил Пушкарев0#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger #bloggers 2014-12-13 08:06:48496213
George Clark11,843Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done. If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately. Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.*More you share more you get! :)Thanks!*#topofthepeople #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #women #howtoenlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #porn #addcircle #sex #sharedpubliccircles #sexyphoto #circleshare #girl #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #fuck #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circle #goog2014-12-10 06:08:28487142424
Nick Warner645Check out these awesome Crowdfunders2014-08-07 16:05:31470102
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 12:58:0746211759144
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 18:37:54499302
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 20:54:42500211629
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 16:20:33496799687
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
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 17:52:34287233
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 20:29:3641813514
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 04:24:253741139
Matthew Shuey734Socially Engaged Google+ Users #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday  2013-03-03 16:20:563541368
Jason Hurtado Daniels14,798Open, 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 2013-02-10 17:24:13499401734
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 13:59:393881267394
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   2012-12-09 12:17:34344975487
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 15:29:15483493648
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 14:11:11151105449
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

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2015-02-16 17:51:25 (70 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

So, after this, they called out the fire department to hose off the STONE MEMORIAL.

Any police officer who even implies that "busting some [civilian] heads" would be better than washing off a STONE is putting their name in the wrong place on the paper that contains the word "resignation."

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2014-12-27 07:43:49 (1 comments, 47 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

In the spirit of "how it's made"
here's something cool from 1928 - a huge locomotive

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2015-01-09 04:47:57 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

When I was about ten or eleven, I decided I wanted everyone to call me Bob, and not Bobby any more. It's just a nickname either way - my birth certificate says Robert.
Many other decisions should be just as much left up to the individual.

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2015-05-12 19:07:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

On Barrel Length

The only place in this piece where you'll find the word "optimal" is right here in this lead sentence.  The word deserves only ridicule in any practical discussion of nerf barrel lengths for generically described blasters. There is no such thing, no matter how many people ask or answer the question as if there could be.

Every blaster, air or spring powered, is a "unique snowflake" and what works best for one will not necessarily be best for another, despite all of anyone's efforts to create exactly the same build with the same parts.

Several years ago, I built two "identical" Disk Shot blasters.  This was so long ago that they had not yet been re-issued with the name "Element" but it's the same blaster.  I bought springs from Home Depot, which came two per pack, and that's what inspired me toga... more »

On Barrel Length

The only place in this piece where you'll find the word "optimal" is right here in this lead sentence.  The word deserves only ridicule in any practical discussion of nerf barrel lengths for generically described blasters. There is no such thing, no matter how many people ask or answer the question as if there could be.

Every blaster, air or spring powered, is a "unique snowflake" and what works best for one will not necessarily be best for another, despite all of anyone's efforts to create exactly the same build with the same parts.

Several years ago, I built two "identical" Disk Shot blasters.  This was so long ago that they had not yet been re-issued with the name "Element" but it's the same blaster.  I bought springs from Home Depot, which came two per pack, and that's what inspired me to gather parts and make two identical blasters in the same modding session.  I had already built two or three Disk Shot pistols and maybe ten Nite Finders, all with those springs and most with PVC couplers. 

My plan at the time was that with two identical blasters, I could judge relative accuracy of two dart types side-by-side instead of constantly switching.  My hopes were eventually dashed by reality.

I completed the dual build, using identical springs, identical o-rings, identical catch springs, identical attachment of couplers ... mechanically the two blasters were as "identical" as they could practically be made.

So then I set about doing some range testing to determine the "best" barrel length.  With two identical blasters of course testing of varying barrel lengths should go much more quickly ... right?  So I made up carefully crafted CPVC barrels of inch lengths from six to twelve, and took a single batch of my best stefans (made for me by dart craftsman BlackSunshine).  Range testing took longer than it should have, because there were a lot of confusing results.  I was probably an hour or more into shooting, measuring, and writing down stuff when I figured it out -- I had never done anything to verify that my identical blasters were performing identically.  They did not.  I tore them down, and inspected everything with calipers of 0.005" precision. I measured the springs with a luggage scale - that was inconclusive, but they were definitely closer than I could measure.  I found nothing that was different.

So I reassembled them and started range testing them against each other.  Obviously one was "better" than the other, right?  Not really.  Eventually I even made a few additional barrels at half-inch lengths.  I ran tests, then swapped the springs, and re-ran those tests.  The springs probably really were identical within my ability to evaluate them, because the blasters' performances remained different in exactly the same way regardless of which spring was in which one.  And the maximum range of both blasters was the same.  It was just that one did best with one length barrel and the other did best with an inch and a half different.  If I simply swapped those two barrels, both blasters did worse.  Using any of the in-between barrels, both blasters did worse.  And both "best" barrels were under nine inches, so one-and-a-half was a serious difference in percentage.  I no longer remember exactly, but I think the lengths were 6.5" and 8" - yet now that years have gone by, even if I had changed nothing about the blasters, the (old) darts I have now probably would perform differently.  I could have torn the blasters down again and swapped other parts around, probably eventually finding out where some differences were, but by then I realized there could be a lot of really tiny differences adding and subtracting.  It wasn't worth the effort.

With air pressure blasters, it never would have occurred to me to try to make two "exactly" the same, because I already knew about tiny variations in overpressure valves, or a blob of glue inside the chamber, or a difference between hoses inside the shell, or many other tiny things which could make a difference.  But with spring powered blasters, there was a time when I thought "identical" could mean something.  Well ... it can't.

Every blaster is different, not just due to the fit of your darts in your barrel material, but also due to tiny production differences and even due to tiny things you probably just couldn't find every one of, even if you tore them down and measured everything.

The only way to learn is to empirically test specific blasters. Your darts, your barrel material, your blaster, your coupler or turret.  It has to be almost completely built before you can really learn. You can "not like that answer" all you want. You absolutely can choose a barrel length based on other practical matters and just go with it.  This would be why a very large portion of powerful air pressure blasters use 12" barrels -- because that's what most PETG re-distributors in our community have cut to.  Not because it performs best.

When I was selling PETG from a huge box of 48" lengths, a few buyers asked for longer, and I shipped out a few tube mailers, but for myself, I'd rather not let any barrels get that long.  You actually can use modified barrel tightness with air pressure blasters to the same ends as spring blaster builders have used "telescoped" barrel diameters and "tightening rings." It's a little different with air pressure because you'd want to slow, but definitely not stop the dart, and you still want a relatively loose final barrel section (at least a bit longer than one whole dart) for accurate aim.  Plus you often want loose right at the chamber, for easy loading. Several people in the community have shared ways to "tighten" PETG and other barrel materials.  I recommend looking into it for air blasters, too.

I think it most commonly comes up when someone is about to start renovating an Air Tech 3000.  Most of the effective AT3Ks seem to have one foot PETG barrels, but I believe that to be a practical compromise.  With typical PETG, longer would probably do better for pretty much all of those blasters, but longer blasters become much harder to use.  Which is why I'd recommend either reducing the diameter of some of the PETG in the middle, or switching to Lee's aquarium tubes, which are just a tiny bit tighter.

If I ever return to using Stefan darts, perhaps some day I'll build a NIC-type AT3K myself, probably with barrels only about 8-9 inches long. First 1.5" loose for loading, last 2" loose for accuracy, and the whole middle tightened, to take advantage of the air mass available.  Just to show that length is not the only thing.  In cases where 14" PETG would do better than 12, it's still likely that carefully squeezed barrels could do better, and even be shorter.

Oh but even when you do build such a "revolver" blaster, it's still probably going to turn out that every barrel is a little different.

So, please, when you talk about barrel lengths for a new build, talk about them in terms of an approximate length with which to start your empirical testing.  Or with the specific example of a turreted air pressure blaster like the AT3K, just go with practical, because PETG longer than one foot typically costs a little more to ship, and certainly makes the resulting blaster harder to handle. That's practical, which is usually different from "best."___

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2015-05-12 00:26:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Gun Firepower Sheer Assault Ultramodern
Made in China
I have no idea what to name it, but all those words came from the labels, so it'll do for now.

Never seen anything quite like this before.  Most of it seems a direct knock-off of the Buzz Bee Rapid Fire Tek (aka Rapid Fire Western Rifle). but portions of it I would describe as weak interpretations of ideas from the Nerf Recon and Retaliator.  I can't find a date, or any manufacturer identification.  I would say the parts quality is fine, as if maybe they even had Buzz Bee molds to start from.  The plunger (not reverse) moves with the action and is directly, immediately, behind the shell when fired.  The orange part sticking out the back when cocked is (or is directly attached to) the plunger rod.  The plunger is just about the typical Buzz Bee plunger diameter, but the firing stroke is a little more than threeinche... more »

Gun Firepower Sheer Assault Ultramodern
Made in China
I have no idea what to name it, but all those words came from the labels, so it'll do for now.

Never seen anything quite like this before.  Most of it seems a direct knock-off of the Buzz Bee Rapid Fire Tek (aka Rapid Fire Western Rifle). but portions of it I would describe as weak interpretations of ideas from the Nerf Recon and Retaliator.  I can't find a date, or any manufacturer identification.  I would say the parts quality is fine, as if maybe they even had Buzz Bee molds to start from.  The plunger (not reverse) moves with the action and is directly, immediately, behind the shell when fired.  The orange part sticking out the back when cocked is (or is directly attached to) the plunger rod.  The plunger is just about the typical Buzz Bee plunger diameter, but the firing stroke is a little more than three inches and from what I can see through the clip-well the spring looks more beefy than any Buzz Bee I can recall.  This example is pretty beat up, but it's the only one I've ever seen.  A few pictures show a green clip from a Buzz Bee Hawk, which is just a few millimeters too long and about half of one too wide.  Buzz Bee dart shells are about 10mm too long to go into the chamber.  The gray plastic of the slide has a small amount of glitter apparently molded right in.

I'll know more when I take it apart.  And perhaps add to this album.  I doubt there was any kind of stock___

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2015-05-07 17:15:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Sad reality is that MOST tools sell, strictly on looks, to people who use them only once or twice.  Serious users are a tiny fraction of the market.

For us, there's top-end brands, with names that don't claim false strength OR false geography.  But because Festool and such don't sell hundreds of thousands, we pay.

Sad reality is that MOST tools sell, strictly on looks, to people who use them only once or twice.  Serious users are a tiny fraction of the market.

For us, there's top-end brands, with names that don't claim false strength OR false geography.  But because Festool and such don't sell hundreds of thousands, we pay.___

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2015-05-06 18:05:53 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

At least twice you used the word page when I'm sure you meant group. A script is probably necessary for a video like this

At least twice you used the word page when I'm sure you meant group. A script is probably necessary for a video like this___

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2015-05-06 03:18:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Saw it today, and liked it.

That's all I'm saying, because I agreed with this when it appeared in my streams ...

Saw it today, and liked it.

That's all I'm saying, because I agreed with this when it appeared in my streams ...___

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2015-05-03 06:20:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Proportion

___Proportion

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2015-04-30 21:21:15 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

You'll want to work at being a thorough host.  It brings players back for more.  You'll get used to it. You should create a "briefing" for each rule set, to inform new players.  Only skip it if everyone present has played that round type with you before.

I recommend something much bigger for the "flag" of CTF rounds.  At BAFF we used plastic lawn flamingos -- still "CTF" that way ;-)  It should be something large enough to be obvious at a distance when carried, because confusion about where they are is not good.

Also, no shooting while you're counting to respawn, because you're "dead" then!

You'll want to work at being a thorough host.  It brings players back for more.  You'll get used to it. You should create a "briefing" for each rule set, to inform new players.  Only skip it if everyone present has played that round type with you before.

I recommend something much bigger for the "flag" of CTF rounds.  At BAFF we used plastic lawn flamingos -- still "CTF" that way ;-)  It should be something large enough to be obvious at a distance when carried, because confusion about where they are is not good.

Also, no shooting while you're counting to respawn, because you're "dead" then!___

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2015-04-29 21:34:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

"I never played with Nerf blasters as a kid"
Me neither, what with them not existing yet, and all.

However, I did buy "The world's first INDOOR BALL" from Gemco in 1969 or 1970.  I also played a lot with a piece of the same kind of foam that had been a shipping insert with a turntable (a Dual 1229).  It was about 3/4 inch thick and a little over a foot in diameter, and made a decent indoor flying disc -- long before Parker Brothers tried a too-thick one. I definitely still have the ball (and its box) stored away, and might have the disc too.

Mike and Jake should be advised to read the "Death by Foam" classic NH comics, before beginning any instrumental integrations.

Little kids love gathering darts.  At the BAFF wars years ago it happened all the time.  Might be worthwhile for organizers to invest in a few Easter baskets.
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"I never played with Nerf blasters as a kid"
Me neither, what with them not existing yet, and all.

However, I did buy "The world's first INDOOR BALL" from Gemco in 1969 or 1970.  I also played a lot with a piece of the same kind of foam that had been a shipping insert with a turntable (a Dual 1229).  It was about 3/4 inch thick and a little over a foot in diameter, and made a decent indoor flying disc -- long before Parker Brothers tried a too-thick one. I definitely still have the ball (and its box) stored away, and might have the disc too.

Mike and Jake should be advised to read the "Death by Foam" classic NH comics, before beginning any instrumental integrations.

Little kids love gathering darts.  At the BAFF wars years ago it happened all the time.  Might be worthwhile for organizers to invest in a few Easter baskets.

For your golf cart ideas, hit me up about a BuzzBee Overlord.  Barely okay performance, but a pretty good "Ma Deuce" appearance.  I have a belt-less one that I'd part with really cheap.

All hail XBZ!
By the way, they fit into many plastic versions of Lightsabre shells.

FVJs.  After you guys (Mike and Jake) mod a Buzz Bee Big Blast or Berserker, let's revisit that topic. Or a Lanard Blast Bazooka, if you can find a good one - they're nice because the stock barrel fits darts once you knock out the grating. But as long as anyone using something that powerful can be trusted to NOT TAKE THE SHOT if they're under about ten feet, then FVJs should be fine.  Really it's all about being aware that powerful blasters should not take short range shots.

You guys have a video channel?  Post a channel link!

Love the Tarantino themes. Natural Born Taggers.  Little NICy ...

Maybe I'll make the drive up there soon.  happy tagging!___

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2015-04-24 17:18:24 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I barely care about the game Two Dots any more. I play once in a while to kill time. But this is extra frustrating - the shuffle detection code is apparently broken. Although if you can see a move, please let me know in a comment. This level is somewhere in the low 200s.

I barely care about the game Two Dots any more. I play once in a while to kill time. But this is extra frustrating - the shuffle detection code is apparently broken. Although if you can see a move, please let me know in a comment. This level is somewhere in the low 200s.___

2015-04-23 19:02:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Shared by author David Gerrold, on another network.  I mostly agree.

Shared by author David Gerrold, on another network.  I mostly agree.___

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2015-04-22 18:12:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I'm pretty sure I've mentioned my GoSun solar oven a time or two. I've had fun making cookies and even a few meals. They have a new Kickstarter going now (it's   #EarthDay   today after all) for a much more practical enlarged and improved version.  


Disclosure - this is an affiliate link which apparently will earn me free shipping if >25 people simply visit the project using it.

I'm pretty sure I've mentioned my GoSun solar oven a time or two. I've had fun making cookies and even a few meals. They have a new Kickstarter going now (it's   #EarthDay   today after all) for a much more practical enlarged and improved version.  


Disclosure - this is an affiliate link which apparently will earn me free shipping if >25 people simply visit the project using it.___

2015-04-22 18:08:54 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I made a Facebook duplicate account with my real name, initially as an April Fools' joke, but today I decided to use it to post my #nymwars plea.  Because I have to access that insular universe somehow to reach the people who only know knew me there. 

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1388051281521590&id=100009501933939

I made a Facebook duplicate account with my real name, initially as an April Fools' joke, but today I decided to use it to post my #nymwars plea.  Because I have to access that insular universe somehow to reach the people who only know knew me there. 

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1388051281521590&id=100009501933939___

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2015-04-20 20:32:37 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Some folks already have an investment in NiMH cells and chargers. For us, they can have a place, even though it does not fall within the "spectrum" one might consider your list to represent.

Some folks already have an investment in NiMH cells and chargers. For us, they can have a place, even though it does not fall within the "spectrum" one might consider your list to represent.___

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2015-04-05 17:31:57 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

#nymwars  continue

Facebook says:
We sent you a message.45 minutes ago
Hi,

It looks like the name on your Facebook account may not be your authentic name. We ask everyone to use the name they go by in real life so friends know who they're connecting with. 

Please help us by responding with your first and last name. 

If the name on your account is already the name you use in everyday life, we would like to work with you to verify that this name best represents your identity. 

We accept a number of documents to allow you to verify your everyday name. Learn more in our Help Center:

https://www.facebook.com/help/457469094277849/?ref=cr

We appreciate your patience, and thank you for being a member of the Facebook community. 

View updates from your support dashboard: https://fb.me/[redacted]
Th... more »

#nymwars  continue

Facebook says:
We sent you a message.45 minutes ago
Hi,

It looks like the name on your Facebook account may not be your authentic name. We ask everyone to use the name they go by in real life so friends know who they're connecting with. 

Please help us by responding with your first and last name. 

If the name on your account is already the name you use in everyday life, we would like to work with you to verify that this name best represents your identity. 

We accept a number of documents to allow you to verify your everyday name. Learn more in our Help Center:

https://www.facebook.com/help/457469094277849/?ref=cr

We appreciate your patience, and thank you for being a member of the Facebook community. 

View updates from your support dashboard: https://fb.me/[redacted]

Thanks,
The Facebook Team


My response: 

Is that a change? I recall you created the term "authentic name" before. 
And now you say "name you use in everyday life"
For me those are the same. It's [Bob O`Bob]
It's the name my own parents know me by.

Maybe not my doctors, and not all my financial institutions or all my employers -- but those things are NOT social media. 

And I'm not going to produce documentation, because there are many others like me, just as authentic as me, who can't submit documentation for reasons of their own personal safety and security. You already know my birth name, which I don't use socially. I'm not going to ever give you permission to attach it to my social participation for the exact same reason -- there are people (not me) who might be assaulted or even murdered as an indirect result of your doing that to them. For them, I'm standing up.

I formerly allowed you to substitute an apostrophe for the correct character, but after this BS you've put me through, there would have to be some negotiation about that. I'm sure you know there are BILLIONS of people on this planet whose authentic names can not be fully represented in ASCII-only characters, or roman letters at all, yet you even disallow me one of the normal set of printable ASCII (even 7bit) characters. What possible justification could there be for that? You are not and can never be the arbiters of name authenticity.___

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2015-03-15 21:41:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

This is a park in San Jose where a Meetup group is planning to host a Nerf event on the 29th.

The school area is completely fenced off from the park. The playground areas were pretty active on a Sunday early afternoon.  There is a grove of trees at the Western "point" of the park which is where I'd recommend setting up. The Eastern extent of the park is one big open space, with trees only lining the perimeter.  There is parking on the street, and in a lot accessed by going to the North, around the tennis courts.

This is a park in San Jose where a Meetup group is planning to host a Nerf event on the 29th.

The school area is completely fenced off from the park. The playground areas were pretty active on a Sunday early afternoon.  There is a grove of trees at the Western "point" of the park which is where I'd recommend setting up. The Eastern extent of the park is one big open space, with trees only lining the perimeter.  There is parking on the street, and in a lot accessed by going to the North, around the tennis courts.___

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2015-03-07 19:56:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

' It’s one kind of progress for people to agree with the statement “Women can be anything they want”. It combats a kind of sexism called oppositional sexism. But there's another kind of sexism, traditional sexism, that we’ve made less progress on. You could get more people to agree that women can be anything they want than to agree that femininity [is] as valuable as masculinity. '

Shared for signal amplification. #programming

Via +Kee Hinckley​​​​

___' It’s one kind of progress for people to agree with the statement “Women can be anything they want”. It combats a kind of sexism called oppositional sexism. But there's another kind of sexism, traditional sexism, that we’ve made less progress on. You could get more people to agree that women can be anything they want than to agree that femininity [is] as valuable as masculinity. '

Shared for signal amplification. #programming

Via +Kee Hinckley​​​​

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2015-03-02 22:53:32 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

The needs of the one...

via +Cindy Brown 

This just in.

h/t +Steve Sherriff ___The needs of the one...

via +Cindy Brown 

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2015-02-27 17:26:27 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

We are all redshirts on this mission.

Very sad news.

Baruch dayan ha'emet. At 83, I think it is safe to say that he lived long ... and prospered.___We are all redshirts on this mission.

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2015-02-26 16:18:42 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Enjoyed this far more than I expected to.

Enjoyed this far more than I expected to.___

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2015-02-19 20:54:56 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I really like opt-in.

A twitter notification said I had a new follower.  Not a direct message or a chat request, just a new follower.  Very polite, to someone who dislikes pushy promotion they way I do.  

So I looked at their profile, and it's an independent science fiction web series trying to get started.  I went to their site, watched all the videos I found, and I really liked what I saw. 

I really like opt-in.

A twitter notification said I had a new follower.  Not a direct message or a chat request, just a new follower.  Very polite, to someone who dislikes pushy promotion they way I do.  

So I looked at their profile, and it's an independent science fiction web series trying to get started.  I went to their site, watched all the videos I found, and I really liked what I saw. ___

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2015-02-19 17:21:03 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Love these.
The first TV show was a favorite when I was a kid.
I should probably seek out more of the original cartoons, too. I remember them as more philosophical than the TV. Like these.

___Love these.
The first TV show was a favorite when I was a kid.
I should probably seek out more of the original cartoons, too. I remember them as more philosophical than the TV. Like these.

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2015-02-17 17:06:25 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

There are also lessons here about user interface design, something vitally important to me personally. I firmly believe it is our responsibility, as developers, to create the software that properly bridges the gap. In minor ways, to render ourselves obsolete. But that can be my rant for another time.

But more importantly, it also tells us something about the relationship of status to computers. When you’re at the top, computers are not as easy to use as people. The boss has people to do that kind of thing on his or her behalf. The rest of us schlubs get stuck figuring out where the hell they hid the Airdrop button this time. And I suspect until we get a computer that is as comfortable to use as a person, but more useful in other ways, this will continue to be the case. Keep an eye out for films that showcase a President in the time of strong artificial intelligence and perfect voice recognition.___There are also lessons here about user interface design, something vitally important to me personally. I firmly believe it is our responsibility, as developers, to create the software that properly bridges the gap. In minor ways, to render ourselves obsolete. But that can be my rant for another time.

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2015-02-17 00:43:19 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

This Falsehoods post is an interesting resource.  Would be nice if Facebook could pay attention.   #nymwars  

The #Nymwars  may be over on Google+ but apparently they're still raging on Facebook. This one looks more likely to be human error than a software glitch, but it's probably not a bad time to re-link to the list of "Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names", http://www.kalzumeus.com/2010/06/17/falsehoods-programmers-believe-about-names/___This Falsehoods post is an interesting resource.  Would be nice if Facebook could pay attention.   #nymwars  

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2015-02-16 17:51:25 (70 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

So, after this, they called out the fire department to hose off the STONE MEMORIAL.

Any police officer who even implies that "busting some [civilian] heads" would be better than washing off a STONE is putting their name in the wrong place on the paper that contains the word "resignation."

So, after this, they called out the fire department to hose off the STONE MEMORIAL.

Any police officer who even implies that "busting some [civilian] heads" would be better than washing off a STONE is putting their name in the wrong place on the paper that contains the word "resignation."___

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2015-02-16 16:52:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Borowitz usually writes satire. I wonder why not this week?

People Who Call Obama Worst President Since Second World War Also Blame Him for Starting It
      Satire is not too far from the truth. --> A Third Of Louisiana Republicans Blame Obama For Hurricane Katrina Response http://www.scribd.com/…/1619…/PPP-Louisiana-poll-August-2013

#ThanksObama   #Satire  
HT +Andy Borowitz ___Borowitz usually writes satire. I wonder why not this week?

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2015-02-16 16:41:18 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

(C) From our friends at Forward Progressives.

(C) From our friends at Forward Progressives.___

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2015-02-16 16:33:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

well, it started good...

#introvertproblems  

h/t +barefootmeg.

well, it started good...

#introvertproblems  

h/t +barefootmeg.___

2015-02-14 07:41:33 (23 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

#nymwars  are ongoing at Facebook.

I guess they don't want to take advantage of being able to just read the lessons Google learned.  Maybe it's more understandable in their case, because their motivation is influenced by their customers' desire to connect the product ("users") to their credit card names but I'm not going to allow that.  I don't need Facebook that much.  I like Facebook's community, and until Tuesday I typically spent more time engaging there than here, but right now I have too many more important things in my Real Life than to deal with Facebook.

At some point on Tuesday, they apparently concealed everything I've ever said or done there, even from being found via searching.  They've made me into an un-person in the FB view ... a have-not.  To other FB users, I don't even exist.

Among the lessons Ilearned... more »

#nymwars  are ongoing at Facebook.

I guess they don't want to take advantage of being able to just read the lessons Google learned.  Maybe it's more understandable in their case, because their motivation is influenced by their customers' desire to connect the product ("users") to their credit card names but I'm not going to allow that.  I don't need Facebook that much.  I like Facebook's community, and until Tuesday I typically spent more time engaging there than here, but right now I have too many more important things in my Real Life than to deal with Facebook.

At some point on Tuesday, they apparently concealed everything I've ever said or done there, even from being found via searching.  They've made me into an un-person in the FB view ... a have-not.  To other FB users, I don't even exist.

Among the lessons I learned from the Nymwars here was that there are a lot of people who are unable to fight it for themselves.  Silenced voices, because they need pseudonymity even more than I do.  My financial name is not exactly a deep secret.  I'm in pretty much the same situation as many "famous" people in the arts.  I've used this name for around 25 years online, and my "real life" has adapted to it to the extent that even my Mother uses it.  The name on my driver's license and credit cards is a little different, but that's for employment, paying the bills, visiting the doctor, and very little else, in my life.  It is a long-established thing in the USA that we don't actually need a court action to "change" our names in order to adopt a "public face," which I did very soon after first getting online in the late 1980s.  What you see here is my name. I don't do any kind of business with Facebook, and I do only extremely limited and job-related socializing with my financial name, so Facebook is totally out of line in wanting to attach the wrong name to my social participation.

After I deal with a few far more urgent matters over the next six to eight weeks, perhaps I'll try to open a dialog with Facebook.  Or perhaps by then I won't care any more. I made a mistake letting Facebook become that useful to me, when they can capriciously make anyone into an un-person at any moment.___

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2015-02-13 21:47:25 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

24) On foods he cannot stand: "Beef liver. I just can't."

Silly me, I did not think I could like +Alton Brown any more than I already had.

24) On foods he cannot stand: "Beef liver. I just can't."

Silly me, I did not think I could like +Alton Brown any more than I already had.___

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2015-02-12 17:45:30 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

"It's not about what women need to do. It's about what the tech world needs to do. They are missing out big time. There is a huge amount of money to be made by taking women seriously."

via +Alan Cooper (@MrAlanCooper)

"It's not about what women need to do. It's about what the tech world needs to do. They are missing out big time. There is a huge amount of money to be made by taking women seriously."

via +Alan Cooper (@MrAlanCooper)___

2015-02-12 06:11:55 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

#nymwars  are back.

But it's at Facebook, so you may not need to care.

#nymwars  are back.

But it's at Facebook, so you may not need to care.___

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2015-01-20 22:31:00 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I'd be able to send in a lot more crash report data on Android Lollipop, if  the feedback agent itself wasn't crashing quite so often.

I'd be able to send in a lot more crash report data on Android Lollipop, if  the feedback agent itself wasn't crashing quite so often.___

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2015-01-19 05:41:49 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

My contact here seems a little more optimistic about 2014 that I can personally feel.  Please check out their thread as well as the article.

Human progress has not ground to a halt, but has it seen greater periods of advancement?

So first up, the author in the linked article is a science writer who's been covering scientific advancements for the last couple of decades, so it's not like he hasn't been paying attention.  Second he acknowledges up front the prevailing view of others that we're currently in the golden age of progress - but he says that a closer look shows that it doesn't hold up to scrutiny.

Now, he's not claiming that greater progress was made at many previous points in history, all across the world, than today.  He's claiming a particular chunk in the past was a golden age of progress, and that chunk of time was 1945 - 1971.  It was a time of progress, not just technological, but social. Then that halted and all we have left are incremental improvements.

"The Pill. Electronics. Computers and the birth of the internet. Nuclear power. Television. Antibiotics. Space travel. Civil rights...Feminism. Teenagers. The Green Revolution in agriculture. Decolonisation. Popular music. Mass aviation. The birth of the gay rights movement. Cheap, reliable and safe automobiles. High-speed trains. We put a man on the Moon, sent a probe to Mars, beat smallpox and discovered the double-spiral key of life."

He argues that most of our current advancements today amount to faster phones and living longer by telling people to quit smoking, eat healthier and get their blood pressure under control via drugs.  Or that of the medical advances he has covered "gene therapy, cloned replacement organs, stem-cell therapy, life-extension technologies, the promised spin-offs from genomics and tailored medicine. None of these new treatments is yet routinely available."

If I was to rebut the claims in the article, I would suggest that he's muddying some of the waters regarding the time of progress.  For example, his golden age includes mass aviation and the birth of the internet.  So aviation was well established before this period, but this was essentially its popularisation. Regarding the internet, it wasn't even the internet - it was 15 computers on arpanet at the tail end, over a decade before we even had tcp/ip for comms.

If you're going to include mass aviation, then mass internet comes into its own this last 25 years. If you're including things like the birth of the internet, then all those biomedical advancements of the last couple of decade are valid claims for our own timeframe, assuming they get more commercialised in the coming decades.

He takes shots at the aviation industry, which is probably quite valid.  It has been quite stagnant, or even sliding backwards with the notable demise of the concorde.  I think the car industry is actually a more difficult claim to make, however.  There's a bit of momentum building over Tesla (and co) and the autonomous car.  Both have made major progress to jumping out of proof of concept projects and into something that is going to radically change the landscape.  The current petrol providing service station is a frequent spot on block corners, but once you have the combination of electrically charging cars and autonomous cars, there will be a transformation in what is required to be provided and where that can be located.

For all that one may mock the technological limitations of twitter, or the social network that is facebook, or the cat-video-haven that is youtube, these platforms and others like them do define our age, and they radically differentiate us from the decades in the third quarter of the twentieth.  These are technologies that both effect large scale social change, and affect our mass consumption and generation of news and media. Maybe it's not what people were expecting as they chanted for jetpacks sitting in front cartoons from yesteryear, but the future you need isn't always the future you ask for.

Now that said, I do feel there's a large amount of risk aversion, and it seems it's a growing aversion.  As things become safer and our expectancy for living out a long (and getting longer) and healthy (and getting healthier) life increases, there's less desire to put that at risk.
Admittedly, this is not a view shared by all.  I brought up the challenge of risk aversion at a transhumanism conference, but the rebuttal by Steve Fuller was that this view was mistaken.  There is no increased aversion to risk - in fact we are more in love with risk than ever, with the GFC being a prime example of increased levels of risk (that didn't pay off).  To me, however, this does not embody the general level of risk-acceptance that we see today.

When the accomplishments of the Golden Quarter from 1945 - 1971 are highlighted, it does indeed seem like a golden age of progress. And I would struggle to say that the overall achievements of the 25 or so years following it were of greater progress.  But can the quarter following that compete?  Roughly the end of the 90s, into the start of the 2020s, or some similar quarter period?  The difficulty will lie in judging the merits of early technology, or weighing up the benefits of mass availability of already existing technology.  

Either way, whether later timeframes can best the Golden Quarter or not, the claim that progress stopped 40 years ago leaving mere improvements seems vastly overblown.___My contact here seems a little more optimistic about 2014 that I can personally feel.  Please check out their thread as well as the article.

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2015-01-09 04:47:57 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

When I was about ten or eleven, I decided I wanted everyone to call me Bob, and not Bobby any more. It's just a nickname either way - my birth certificate says Robert.
Many other decisions should be just as much left up to the individual.

When I was about ten or eleven, I decided I wanted everyone to call me Bob, and not Bobby any more. It's just a nickname either way - my birth certificate says Robert.
Many other decisions should be just as much left up to the individual.___

2015-01-08 19:15:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

This week we are reminded that the pen really is mightier

This week we are reminded that the pen really is mightier___

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2014-12-29 23:47:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

via +Kyla Myers 
It's almost too pretty to use.
Almost.

The winner of our 1245 did not claim their prize. It's back up for grabs! Share and comment for your chance to win. PS - Check back often to see if you won. If we can't contact you we won't be able to send you the knife___via +Kyla Myers 
It's almost too pretty to use.
Almost.

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2014-12-27 07:43:49 (1 comments, 47 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

In the spirit of "how it's made"
here's something cool from 1928 - a huge locomotive

In the spirit of "how it's made"
here's something cool from 1928 - a huge locomotive___

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2014-12-22 17:42:18 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Over two years now.

Isn't it about time to allow the people who never wanted these PUSH messages to opt-OUT? Please at least skim the recent comments on this old thread.

Introducing birthday reminders on Google.com

Everyone deserves a little love on their birthday, so we’re making it easier for you and your friends to celebrate on Google. Starting today, you’ll see a reminder on Google.com when someone in your circles has a birthday! From there it’s easy to share a fun message, photo, or video with the birthday gal or guy.

When it’s your special day, we only remind the people you’ve chosen to share your birthday with. Update your Google+ birthday preferences to make sure you’re sharing with the right people: https://plus.google.com/up/birthday

At first you’ll only see birthday reminders if you’re searching in English on Google.com. We’ll be rolling this feature out gradually over the next few days. Here’s to all the happy birthdays to come!

#googleplusupdate___Over two years now.

Isn't it about time to allow the people who never wanted these PUSH messages to opt-OUT? Please at least skim the recent comments on this old thread.

2014-12-16 21:27:55 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Personally, when I see a protest sign that says "ALL LIVES MATTER" it's really easy for me to consider the history of that sign.  And see the word BLACK still being there but CROSSED OUT.  /That/ is not a message I'm willing to carry.

I don't know if I personally will be participating in any such protests, but if I'm handed a sign that says BLACK LIVES MATTER and I can be seen standing WITH black people, that's probably what I'm going to want to do.  If other people want to carry those other signs, I probably won't try to change their minds, but I might choose to walk a few paces apart.

Personally, when I see a protest sign that says "ALL LIVES MATTER" it's really easy for me to consider the history of that sign.  And see the word BLACK still being there but CROSSED OUT.  /That/ is not a message I'm willing to carry.

I don't know if I personally will be participating in any such protests, but if I'm handed a sign that says BLACK LIVES MATTER and I can be seen standing WITH black people, that's probably what I'm going to want to do.  If other people want to carry those other signs, I probably won't try to change their minds, but I might choose to walk a few paces apart.___

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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, 6 +1s)Open 

Shiny!

Shiny!___

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2014-10-31 15:42:21 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +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, 12 +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, 7 +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, 5 +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, 3 +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, 4 +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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