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Gijs van Dijk has been shared in 16 public circles

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John Cleese5,832Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!#circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle   #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circle #googleplus #google #thankyou 2014-11-28 10:24:15380334
John Nuntiatio37,221#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle #tennis #golf #photography #health #weightloss 2014-05-27 17:29:13478168
Max Huijgen46,779The 100 most relevant people on G+ you really should check out. It´s impossible to select the people which contributes most to my experience on G+ so I´ll let Google do the dirty work.These 98 people (and 2 pages I helped founding) are the most relevant ones according to Google´s circle sort so they deserve a spot in the Friday sun.  If you´re not in it, be assured I really enjoy your posts and/or comments. I meet a lot of great people here, but this self imposed limit to 100 is just to make it easier for others to circle the whole bunch and check them out.2013-06-21 19:32:111001221459
Max Huijgen40,460100 Most relevant people on G+: interaction and lively threads guaranteed These folks are generated by the G+ ´relevant´ algorithm and will spice up your streams with great posts and mind challenging reactions on your contributions to G+. Circle them and see your streams come alive... My way to thank all of of you for making G+ such a great place.2013-02-21 22:14:1610059751
Johnny Johnsen5,985#F1Johnny  Circle :I have had some Formula 1 circles this season.Some from them from the one and only +Jens Graikowski  , some from others and some i have made myself.The things that matters for me is that the person in this circle is above average interested in Formula 1. If you do not get many (sometimes to much) post about Formula 1, you are probably in my "Motorsport " circle or or another one :)I want the person in this circle to feel that he or she belong there.If you want to be there but isn`t. Notify me !If you are in there and think this is to much Johnny !!!!! Notify me !  :-)Now Googla is on fire with "Communities" and this is great news for usFormula 1 fans. Now we can move in to the #F1 #Communities and just chat about Formula 1 all winter :-)Here are the links to the one i`m in :  http://bit.ly/VEMMJhhttp://bit.ly/TRWt1PI will also post and share my Formula 1 circle and my Motorsport circle.I hope that Formula 1 2013 season will be THE season for F1 followers on Google Plus. I think communities and the fact that it is so many more members here at the start of the season will make this to a great team.Google Plus will crush FB and be a good addition to Twitter in 2013 season :-)98,5 days left to the start ;)PS: If there is a lot of spelling mistakes, the reason is that Google Translate is not at work today :-)Have a great wintertime, and a fantastic Christmas.Johnny2012-12-08 17:42:33302805
Jens „Google Plus Yoda“ Graikowski10,635Last share of the F1 circle (Part one) ...As I have completely changed my circle system and am working exclusively with my "Interaction Ladder" (http://bit.ly/VfSrjs) for incoming and my "Targeted Circles" (http://bit.ly/XSXBoR) for outgoing traffic I have decided to delete even my last themed circle, the #FormulaOne  circle.I believe that creating a #Formula1  community via a circle is impractical and cumbersome. A #GooglePlusPage  is better suited for this endeavour, so if you want to be part of a large #F1 community I recommend you try some of the pages around, like +F1 Circle (the page that belongs to this circle) or +Formula 1 Fans. I will share this circle in two parts (One of the reason that it is cumbersome. You can't share circles larger than 500) so it doesn't get lost for those who are still interested in it. I will delete it from my circles afterwards.This is part one with F1 aficionados from A to L. The M to Z part will follow in a second.Don't get me wrong! I'll keep on posting about the F1 and I'll do so publicly. You can still all read my Formula 1 posts. If you'd like to be notified of them I'll gladly add you to my Formula 1 targeted circle. Just +1 the first comment underneath this post!I hope we'll all enjoy the last race of the season 2012 and am looking forward to see you all again in 2013.And now go and share this circle all over the place, will ya!Greez,+Jens Graikowski ***************************************************************** #jgformula12012-11-22 23:02:21367418
Dede King0The Oontz Oontz Circle #Top500  According to Google. This started as a ♂ circle, then became a 'Let me test G+'s notification limits' circle, but gosh there's just too many. I need more estrogen in my circles if this is anything to go by. I was listening to electro-house music in the background. Connect the dotz.I'm pretty sure this is a good bunch, though there might be some rogue snipers that missed my wine toothed comb. I notified no one. I'm just throwing it out there because I can't sleep and going through my circles and rambling in run on incoherent sentences about it seemed like a good idea at the time.2012-09-12 00:43:30500163447
Max Huijgen27,907A mystery shrouded in an enigma: My Top 99 circle These are the 99 users who are on top of my relevance list and I considered myself quite relevant to myself so I overruled Google there :)Many of these folks are engaging with me through posts or comments, but it´s still a surprise circle. Some people have a magic link thanks to Google´s relevancy algorithm which is a mystery shrouded in an enigma. If anyone has a clue what determines relevancy I would like to know.It´s clear that it´s something like ´interaction * no. of followers as I rarely comment on +Robert Scoble and vice versa. Most of the others are completely understandable, but then again some names are missing..I have removed some people who I know mostly through work related email or don´t post in English and added instead the profiles next in line. Want to create your own?► Click circles on the tab on the right► Make sure relevance is selected (default)► Select the top 99 users. (Drag a box around them)► Drag the whole group to "drop here to create new circle"► The new circle will open up. Make sure its 99 and adjust it if needed► Share it and use the hashtag #top99  and #sharedcircles  #top99   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  +Shared Circles on G+  +Nothing but Circles  +Public Circles  +Full Circle  +CircleCount  If you got notified you are one of the 99.2012-07-25 23:37:0699109644
Max Huijgen27,573Will Red Bull be allowed to race this afternoon? FIA finds fault with their engine mapping suggesting that Red Bull uses illegal torque maps. Technical delegate Jo Bauer put forward his findings after Saturday's qualifying session, claiming that both cars are in breach of the regulations.The effect of the strange looking torque maps is that maximum power is not delivered in the mid RPM ranges suggesting that the exhaust flow is used to influence the aerodynamics. Strictly forbidden after last years 'exhaust-blown diffuser' exploit of the rules. Sanctions could range from grid penalties to exclusion of this race!find below the first F1 circle; I will share the second one in a minute2012-07-22 10:39:5350021216
Max Huijgen25,284The latest F1 circle: just in time for the Montreal race, don´t miss it!The circle has only 495 members as I hit the limit earlier today. Next round I will add everyone who I missed or who comments here with a request and split over two circles.Let´s share and grow this circle and reach out to all fans on G+ to connect!I will merge with the work of +Brian Titus and +Jens Graikowski like we did before when we all have sufficient room again to grow this in to all-in-one series of #F1  circles.2012-06-10 17:53:3949520618
Jens „Google Plus Yoda“ Graikowski4,830the SUPER F1 CIRCLE (first installment) ...here it finally is! ... the collective effort of hundreds of F1 buffs all over the world ... the SUPER F1 CIRCLE! ...this circle started some time ago with three guys roaming G+ on the search for #formula1 fans ... +Brian Titus +Max Huijgen and my humble self put everybody who posted #F1 posts or commented on them in a circle and this circle has been circulating (you see what i did there, don't you? ... circle? ... circulating? ... no? ... well, never mind!) G+ for weeks and months now ... now we went one step further ... in one of my last posts i asked all members of the circle to send me their's, since it was probable that they had some #foreveralone aficionados in their private F1 circle that weren't yet in ours ... and there were! ... our SUPER F1 CIRCLE has grown to impressive 593 members! ... since i can only share 500 in a circle, this is the first installment ...the next installment will follow in a second, but there might be a problem ... since google in its infinite wisdom decided to make every movement in your circles a circle addition i can't split the circle properly ... i tried to and because i had moved some of the F1 buffs around already, my circle page told me that i had exceeded my limit to add people to my circles ... i had only added about 20 but since i moved hundreds from one circle to another i was told off ... well, that is the subject for another post ...anyway, i'll share the second installment in a sec, but there might be some doubles ... that doesn't matter though if you just add the second circle to the first ... doubles will automatically ignored then ...if you still have your ow F1 circle, send it to me (share it with just me) ... i will add to the next update then ... like this we should be able to collect the majority of the F1 buffs in one all encompassing circle ... thx for your collaboration! ...please don't forget to share this post publicly! ... we want to reach every F1 fan out there and we can only do that with your help! ... and don't forget, we are going to start our formula 1 race hangout at around 6pm GMT! ... you better reserve yourself a spot ... read more here http://bit.ly/Lg58Xj ! ...greez,+Jens Graikowski ...************************************************************************permalink to this post: http://bit.ly/KJbun4 ... #jgformula1  if you'd like to be notified about these kinds of posts, please read http://bit.ly/JPJxor ... if, on the other hand you are already receiving these notifications and would rather not anymore, please let me know in a PM (no questions asked) ...2012-06-10 15:52:2850116412
Max Huijgen23,013The latest #F1 circle of true Formula one fansRemember we are in Barcelona now, hence European hours so we can all watch the race at the same time now. Please share it to see if we can collect more fans.Let´s turn G+ into a place to share our interests: an F1 communityhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/112352920206354603958/posts/fTL61jyECov2012-05-11 20:26:44407241632
Jens „Google Plus Yoda“ Graikowski3,652newest version of our #F1 circle ...updated on the saturday, the 14th of april 2012» honey, they're here!+Max Huijgen has finally shared his eagerly anticipated #formulaone circle ... just in time for the race weekend in china ... i added it to our already existing circle and we gained a whopping 96 new members! ... thx to his excellent work our circle is now 344 #formula1 buffs strong! ... that's impressive, though there must be more out there ... please share this circle publicly, so we can find them all! ... if you are reading this and are not yet included in the circle, but would like to be, give me a shout in the comments! ...» who are we?originally this circle was curated by +Brian Titus (with a bit of a helping hand by myself) to bring all the F1 fans at #googleplus together and discuss our favorite subject ... we have our own +page too, called +F1 Circle ... don't forget to add it! ... apart from discussing the news around the formula 1 circus we'd like to do more though ... i for example will invite the whole circle to a hangout at every #race (if i can't or won't watch a race, like bahrain, we'll find somebody else who starts the hangout) ... like this, we can watch the #grandprix together (it's always nicer in good company) ... if you have some other great ideas about activities, that could make our little circle more interesting, let me or +Brian Titus or +Max Huijgen know! ...and now, let's all have a great time together! ...greez,+Jens Graikowski ...****************************************************************************** #jgformula12012-04-14 18:59:363441007
Max Huijgen20,565Will Rob Smedley start driving the Ferrari himself? An F1 circle of fans!A few weeks ago I started collecting people who are real fans of F1. Now crowd sourcing has the disadvantage that there are always people who want to be in a circle no matter the subject. I have taken my time to go through comments and posts all over G+ and came up with the following hard core fans. Now I´m pretty sure there must be much more and I will gladly add you if you have a clue about the post titlle :)Now, there is already a +F1 Circle and +Jens Graikowski and +Brian Titus have been curating this. Last year +Kol Tregaskes and I made the same effort. The goal is of course to get to one circle to rule them all ;)It makes no sense at all to have fragmented circles so I checked mine against the existing ones and found 98 new names compared to the latest shard one, so that´s good news.Before I merge I want to be sure we have as many people who really love #F1 as possible and avoid taking on board too many people who just want to be in. If you already have the latest circle you can just add this one to it to win the 98 new ones. What I hope for however is that we will find even more F1 fans thanks to this post and that I can share an even larger one next time. So if you´re in it and feel others are forgotten please mention them. Oh, and if you don´t want to be notified just say so, and I make sure someone else can be on the selected list for notifications.2012-04-14 14:56:1417056622
Jens „Google Plus Yoda“ Graikowski3,553newest version of our #F1 circle ...if you are a #formula1 buff, this might interest you ... a circle of birds-of-a-feather ... these are either people whom i've found all over G+ commenting and posting about the #formulaone , or peeps who specifically asked to be added to the circle ... being in this circle is fun! ... if you are interested in formula one you'll find fellow fans here ... there are always interesting, sometimes even heated, discussions going on ... we organise hangouts at #race weekends, to watch the #grandprix together ... if you'd like to be added, you can either add yourself and share the circle on, or just let me know in a comment at this, the original post, and i'll add you to the next up date (we do them regularly) ... also if you'd like to be taken out of the circle, please let know ...we are 230 strong now, but this can not be every F1 fan on G+, so please help us find the rest! ... add your own F1 followers, but don't share this circle only with your formula 1 peeps ... please share it publicly, so we can reach every living soul here on G+ (and of course all the ghosts too) ... #jgformula12012-04-05 16:40:4423017137
Jens „Google Plus Yoda“ Graikowski3,344#formula1 circle ...and here the newest version of +Brian Titus' #F1 circle ... not even brian himself has it yet, that is how new it is ... :D ... i added some #formulaone buffs of my own, so make sure you update it ... and make sure you re-share it on! ... let's bolster up our numbers a bit shall we? ...#jgformula12012-03-24 20:50:18197116

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2014-10-26 19:44:32 (52 comments, 5 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

OS X Yosemite & iCloud: Not cool
A little over a week ago, Apple release OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" and as it turns out, it has some undocumented features.

If you are using the 'autosave' feature in OS X, which was introduced in a previous release, you know programs support this feature do not ask you to save a file, but instead the current state of the document gets saved on your harddisk until you deliberately save it to a file.

Now, with the introduction of Yosemite, these saved states of your files and documents are no longer saved to your local harddisk, but unbeknownst to you and without asking for permission, they are moved to Apple's iCloud as soon as you turn on iCloud Drive.

Worse, if you email with people that are not part of your address book using an non-Apple email account, these names and email addresses are also saved to... more »

Most reshares: 5

2014-10-26 19:44:32 (52 comments, 5 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

OS X Yosemite & iCloud: Not cool
A little over a week ago, Apple release OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" and as it turns out, it has some undocumented features.

If you are using the 'autosave' feature in OS X, which was introduced in a previous release, you know programs support this feature do not ask you to save a file, but instead the current state of the document gets saved on your harddisk until you deliberately save it to a file.

Now, with the introduction of Yosemite, these saved states of your files and documents are no longer saved to your local harddisk, but unbeknownst to you and without asking for permission, they are moved to Apple's iCloud as soon as you turn on iCloud Drive.

Worse, if you email with people that are not part of your address book using an non-Apple email account, these names and email addresses are also saved to... more »

Most plusones: 17

2014-10-26 19:44:32 (52 comments, 5 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

OS X Yosemite & iCloud: Not cool
A little over a week ago, Apple release OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" and as it turns out, it has some undocumented features.

If you are using the 'autosave' feature in OS X, which was introduced in a previous release, you know programs support this feature do not ask you to save a file, but instead the current state of the document gets saved on your harddisk until you deliberately save it to a file.

Now, with the introduction of Yosemite, these saved states of your files and documents are no longer saved to your local harddisk, but unbeknownst to you and without asking for permission, they are moved to Apple's iCloud as soon as you turn on iCloud Drive.

Worse, if you email with people that are not part of your address book using an non-Apple email account, these names and email addresses are also saved to... more »

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2014-11-26 20:21:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

OBAMA 'INSULTS' STING ONLY THE FECKLESS

Looking back on US President Barack Obama's two critiques of Australian policy during the G20 meeting in Brisbane, Australians are entitled to be a little ashamed.

An embarrassing kind of shame, like having to witness the expected but unbearably childish bickering between members of the extended family coming together for an unavoidably obligatory Christmas lunch.

This is not an embarrassment about the specifics of Obama's rebukes, but of being so easily exposed to the world as inadequate, yet obdurately fustian.

Warning that Australian policy settings will lead to the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef is really not intended to be quite as literal as it has been interpreted. It was a metaphor that certainly doesn't exclude Australia's own wonder of the world, but reaches more for a comment... more »

OBAMA 'INSULTS' STING ONLY THE FECKLESS

Looking back on US President Barack Obama's two critiques of Australian policy during the G20 meeting in Brisbane, Australians are entitled to be a little ashamed.

An embarrassing kind of shame, like having to witness the expected but unbearably childish bickering between members of the extended family coming together for an unavoidably obligatory Christmas lunch.

This is not an embarrassment about the specifics of Obama's rebukes, but of being so easily exposed to the world as inadequate, yet obdurately fustian.

Warning that Australian policy settings will lead to the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef is really not intended to be quite as literal as it has been interpreted. It was a metaphor that certainly doesn't exclude Australia's own wonder of the world, but reaches more for a comment on short-sighted inaction now, with inexcusable consequences tomorrow.

Ironically, it was Prime Minister Tony Abbott himself who set the stage for this admonishment. Obama requested weeks ago that Abbott put climate change on the formal G20 agenda. Abbott refused. One has to wonder whether any of his colleagues and advisors suggested to him to consider that when the US President makes such a request, he has already decided to speak to an agenda developed months in advance. For thoughtful analysts to advise denying such a request is therefore either sheer stupidity, or a calculated strategy to move the President's remarks out of the formal G20 settings into some other forum. In this case a university audience and a guaranteed media scrum far more attentive than the one stifling back yawns at the formal G20 sessions.

The latter outcome is precisely what happened, albeit that there is no evidence of any thoughtfulness or planning on Australia's part in this episode.

Is there a reason to complain about Obama's message? That depends on whether the Abbott and Newman governments have actually started to believe their own propaganda that their environmental policies aren't merely ad-hoc accommodations with corporate interests. For Abbott, climate change denial is almost an article of faith required in his party. For Newman it remains doubtful whether he can spell 'environment', let alone understand the science explaining climate change triggers.

It seems likely that any come-back complaining about Obama's environmental statements will lead only to a deepening embarrassment about the incompetence and artless disingenuity of national and State leaders in this policy area.

Obama's second insult to Australia is an entirely different affair. Warning Abbott not to get too close to China, with rhetoric dressed up in the Cold War catechisms about democracy and freedom, should have been easy to deflect. But it wasn't. Mainly because Abbott and his team seem to have no clear idea of what foreign policy looks like, and how it should be developed and executed.

The Canberra consensus appears to be that it is good enough to stitch together various short-sighted, conflicting plutocrat wish-lists and to call the resulting misshapen mess a policy. This almost Frankensteinian, permanently wrong-footed approach has Abbott and foreign minister Julie Bishop scurrying about like nervous, yapping toy dogs, running between world leaders begging for treats. There's nothing here that even hints at a vision of a long-term national interest, let alone a calm and fearless pursuit of such an interest, unperturbed by warnings or criticisms made by foreign leaders. There's no evidence that Australia develops and manages a foreign policy at all.

In that regard it is difficult to go past the following assessment:

The only way to protect Australia's immense interests in the Asian power struggle that came to our shores last week is to think for ourselves about what outcome suits us best, and to act as best we can to promote it. Whether we try to do that or not is the real choice we face.

A disturbingly pedestrian observation made by Strategic and Defence Studies professor Hugh White. There's no insult intended for White in the adjectival use of 'pedestrian', but it seems plain that this blindingly obvious precept of any foreign policy so eludes Australian politicians and journalists that it is never mentioned in public dialogues.

What Australians get instead is a truly cringeworthy capitulation to Alan Jones' 'pub test', which apparently demands that any national policy not approved of by white trash Westie drunks be reversed in favour of … more cheap beer and topless barmaids? A truly solid foundation for foreign policy. But perhaps no worse than the Coalition's less earthy efforts thus far.

Abbott's problem in responding to Obama's China warning is two-fold: he appears not to understand how the President misconstrued his aimless approach to China as a deliberate policy; and he cannot give voice to any credible determination to give priority to Australian interests over American demands while his own party has adopted American interests as fundamental articles of faith.

To be fair to Abbott, opposition leader Bill Shorten was as inexplicably silent on this issue as the government, and as mute as almost all media commentators and analysts.

A private or public response should have contained some challenges to Obama. How can the world ally itself with a concept of democracy and freedom coming from a nation in which laws and policy are made by corporate interests, in which the NSA, CIA, and FBI can hunt and kill anyone they like without legal restraint, in which racist killings by police are defended in courts that invalidate laws against murder, and in which corporations are unrestrained from vandalising the world economy? These are all daily rituals in the US, and massive personal failings for Obama, who had the mandate to reverse such trends and chose not to. They are also legitimate reasons to ask why we should fear China more than America: in China, at least, state-sanctioned economic disasters and killings are actually lawful.

Abbott, and Queensland Premier Campbell Newman, cannot take any high moral ground on these issues because both their teams rely on a doctrine of emulating the American plutocratic approach, enthusiastically pursuing GOP and Tea Party strategies for dismantling democratic institutions and practices, while dividing society against itself along class, gender, and race fault lines. All in the name of short-term personal advantage and a pat on the head from Rupert Murdoch and Gina Rinehart.

That attitude was clearly on display when Abbott chose his moment to address world leaders as an opportunity to complain about his own people for opposing his budgetary incompetence. What else can a Prime Minister say when he has no understanding of foreign policy or diplomacy, let alone a sense of history and gravity?

If there was any real insult to Australia arising from the G20 summit, it was the torture of having to watch as we collectively told the world, through our Prime Minister, that we are petty, ignorant, little people, led by intellectual pygmies, and unworthy of being taken seriously on a world stage.

[Image: Obama at the university of Queensland. Approval ratings like none Abbott has ever seen for saying things Abbott never will.]___

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2014-11-24 17:16:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Really cool stuff.

___Really cool stuff.

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2014-11-06 22:33:15 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Open source Real-Time PCR Thermocycler
This is very cool. Functionality is obviously not as advanced (yet?) as high-end DNA sequencers in medical and/or forensic labs, but just the idea of having the ability to have your own PCR DNA diagnostics device on your desktop at home for just $1500 and experimenting with DNA research is just mind-blowing. Or the amazing possibilities of a low cost DNA sequencer for serious work in third world countries or disease hotspots. And since both the hardware and software will be released as open source the possibilities and future developments are basically only limited by the imagination of the people.

Open source Real-Time PCR Thermocycler
This is very cool. Functionality is obviously not as advanced (yet?) as high-end DNA sequencers in medical and/or forensic labs, but just the idea of having the ability to have your own PCR DNA diagnostics device on your desktop at home for just $1500 and experimenting with DNA research is just mind-blowing. Or the amazing possibilities of a low cost DNA sequencer for serious work in third world countries or disease hotspots. And since both the hardware and software will be released as open source the possibilities and future developments are basically only limited by the imagination of the people.___

2014-10-26 19:44:32 (52 comments, 5 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

OS X Yosemite & iCloud: Not cool
A little over a week ago, Apple release OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" and as it turns out, it has some undocumented features.

If you are using the 'autosave' feature in OS X, which was introduced in a previous release, you know programs support this feature do not ask you to save a file, but instead the current state of the document gets saved on your harddisk until you deliberately save it to a file.

Now, with the introduction of Yosemite, these saved states of your files and documents are no longer saved to your local harddisk, but unbeknownst to you and without asking for permission, they are moved to Apple's iCloud as soon as you turn on iCloud Drive.

Worse, if you email with people that are not part of your address book using an non-Apple email account, these names and email addresses are also saved to... more »

OS X Yosemite & iCloud: Not cool
A little over a week ago, Apple release OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" and as it turns out, it has some undocumented features.

If you are using the 'autosave' feature in OS X, which was introduced in a previous release, you know programs support this feature do not ask you to save a file, but instead the current state of the document gets saved on your harddisk until you deliberately save it to a file.

Now, with the introduction of Yosemite, these saved states of your files and documents are no longer saved to your local harddisk, but unbeknownst to you and without asking for permission, they are moved to Apple's iCloud as soon as you turn on iCloud Drive.

Worse, if you email with people that are not part of your address book using an non-Apple email account, these names and email addresses are also saved to iCloud.

While one could argue this is needed for Hand Off and Continuity to function, these features only work when two or more devices are 1) connected to the same network and 2) have bluetooth enabled. Ergo, it is not required, you are not informed and you are not giving permission to move files and addresses from your local drive to iCloud.

Given the history of companies like Apple (and others) with providing data to the NSA and other agencies while on gag orders or the simple fact that certain companies just do not allow to use any cloud services for work related activities, this is just really, really bad.

Not cool Apple, not cool at all. While I am personally not affected by the first issue, as I have that feature turned off (it's under General in Preferences), I do use email.

Apple, and companies in general, keep your greedy fingers off my data unless I explicitly give you permission to store something!___

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2014-09-25 08:22:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I'd expect reputable companies to handle licensing properly. Especially institutions like NatGeo that make a living out of photographic art.

http://www.blyon.com/what-happens-when-national-geographic-steals-your-art/___I'd expect reputable companies to handle licensing properly. Especially institutions like NatGeo that make a living out of photographic art.

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2014-09-23 09:39:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Funny and true at the same time. :)

Straight talk with the President

"Well see, here's the deal, Mr. President.  I know you're the ram-rod, the honcho, leader of the free world, big cock on the block, the Man, and I respect all of that, but I noticed you've got some bombers out over Syria and our military is kind of being sucked into another war on terror." 

"Now I'll admit it sucks that ISIS is raising all that hell and chopping peoples heads off, and making videos, and killing people and trying to take over shit and all of that, and I sure do wish like hell that they would cut that shit out." 

"With that said I just gotta wonder if a military answer is the right answer. Now I'm not saying that I know what the answer is, but I know this... when you come home and find a pile of dogshit on the carpet and then run over and kick the dog, and then the next day you find shit again and kick the dog again, and then the next day and the next... well at some point you just gotta admit that kicking the dog isn't helping, you've still got shit on the carpet.... Now we've been having one war or another on terror for more then 13 years, and we've still got what????? Terrorism, aka shit on the carpet."

"I know it makes you feel like you're doing something, and it's gotta be a mighty fine feeling just sending out bombers and drones and missiles and hoping that at least some of those bastards you kill are actually terrorists but you've gotta admit that just aint workin'."

"It might be time to rethink this whole use of military thing. I mean it's like trying to get a screw out with a hammer, it might be time to back off, think a little bit, visit with some folks, check out all you're available tools, and try to figure out another way to skin this fricking cat."

"The war ain't workin so lets try something else..... Mmmmm K?"___Funny and true at the same time. :)

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2014-09-10 14:43:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Let's introduce some sanity into the madness. :)

Let's introduce some sanity into the madness. :)___

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2014-08-31 21:05:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

10 Ways You Can Tell If Russia Has Invaded Ukraine. Or Not.

10 Ways You Can Tell If Russia Has Invaded Ukraine. Or Not.___

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2014-08-11 09:33:31 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

10 REASONS WHY THE U.S.A. IS NOW A ROGUE STATE

1) The recent NSA revelations have revealed that the U.S. now spies on everyone, at all times. Everyone is considered an enemy combatant until proven otherwise.

2) A staggering 48 percent of americans are considered to be low income or living in poverty.

3) For the past 13 years U.S. military spending has increased 114 percent. The U.S military is now almost as large as the rest of the world combined.

4) The U.S. has signed "occupancy quotas" of 90-95% with private prison operators. If crime falls, these places still have to remain occupied. Perhaps that's why the U.S. has a quarter of the world's prison population?

5) President Obama now has executive powers to drone strike anyone in the world (even U.S. citizens) at any time with the stroke of a pen. An extensive "death... more »

10 REASONS WHY THE U.S.A. IS NOW A ROGUE STATE

1) The recent NSA revelations have revealed that the U.S. now spies on everyone, at all times. Everyone is considered an enemy combatant until proven otherwise.

2) A staggering 48 percent of americans are considered to be low income or living in poverty.

3) For the past 13 years U.S. military spending has increased 114 percent. The U.S military is now almost as large as the rest of the world combined.

4) The U.S. has signed "occupancy quotas" of 90-95% with private prison operators. If crime falls, these places still have to remain occupied. Perhaps that's why the U.S. has a quarter of the world's prison population?

5) President Obama now has executive powers to drone strike anyone in the world (even U.S. citizens) at any time with the stroke of a pen. An extensive "death list" is maintained.

6) The U.S. has a national debt of over $17.6 trillion and continues to run up a trade deficit of $40 billion every month. No one wants to buy U.S. bonds anymore, so the Federal Reserve has to print money to buy the government's debts.

7) Interest rates are at 0% and have been for 5 years since the 2008 crisis. According to the pattern of the last 40 years a new crisis is due any time now. Except this time there will be very few easy monetary policy measures available.

8) The federal Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) now feeds 45 million U.S. people. Due to the mirracles of modern technology these people remain hidden from plain sight. But if these cards were replaced by great depression style soup lines, they would be far longer than anything seen in the 1930s.

9) All major conflicts the U.S has been involved in since 2000 have been around oil-rich countries. The U.S. has to protect the oil backed status of the U.S. dollar, or it will become worthless. Despite this countries around the world are signing currency swap agreements daily to exclude the dollar from their international trade.

10) The U.S. is increasingly ramping up what looks like pre-war propaganda against Russia and China, as it continues indefatigably with a failing foreign policy. These are nuclear superpowers.

And that's what my list looks like when the U.S. is supposedly enjoying the boom times.

With another financial crisis due any time soon be afraid, very afraid.

#US   #USA   #Iraq #ISIS #Obama   #President #Airstrikes #PresidentObama #ISIL #IraqCrisis #Syria #WhiteHouse #Iraqi #IraqWar #GOP #ObamaAdministration #HillaryClinton #ForeignPolicy #Military #Congress #Oil   #petroleum   #debt   #deficit   #IS   #Israel   #gaza   #war   #russia   #china   #inflation   #deflation   #crime  ___

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2014-07-22 09:04:53 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Grossglockner & Franz Josef glacier

+AUSTRIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS 
#austrianphotographers  
#austria  
#mountains  

Grossglockner & Franz Josef glacier

+AUSTRIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS 
#austrianphotographers  
#austria  
#mountains  ___

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2014-07-22 08:56:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse, Austria

+AUSTRIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS 
#austria  
#austrianphotographers  
#mountains  

Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse, Austria

+AUSTRIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS 
#austria  
#austrianphotographers  
#mountains  ___

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2014-06-25 07:14:28 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Ferrari California
Ok, I suck at this compared to +Scott Kelby and not being able to touch or position the car correctly doesn't help either, but his video tips did help in post-processing these, even with my limited Photoshop skills.:)

They were taken at a hotel we were staying at in Ercolano, Italy on a motorcycle trip I have made last month. It's the +Ferrari California of the owner, and it is just a piece of automotive art in my opinion. Hope you like.

#nikonphotographers  
#d800  
#italy  
#travelphotography  
#ferrari  

Ferrari California
Ok, I suck at this compared to +Scott Kelby and not being able to touch or position the car correctly doesn't help either, but his video tips did help in post-processing these, even with my limited Photoshop skills.:)

They were taken at a hotel we were staying at in Ercolano, Italy on a motorcycle trip I have made last month. It's the +Ferrari California of the owner, and it is just a piece of automotive art in my opinion. Hope you like.

#nikonphotographers  
#d800  
#italy  
#travelphotography  
#ferrari  ___

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2014-06-25 06:59:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Lol

TCP Joke :D___Lol

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2014-06-05 15:13:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Don’t ask for your privacy: Just take it back!
Says Edward Snowden in a statement supporting 'Reset the Net'. A call for developers to secure the web and present a splash screen on June 5.

Good to see an initiative which focuses on developers and others in the tech world as the NSA couldn't have gotten such a strong handle on the web without active support from the tech community as well as sloppy standards in security. 

What you can do is use security enabled software where availabe, encrypt your email and prioritize the protecting of your data.

Vote with your wallet and support companies which support high standards and protect your privacy. 

Meanwhile you can support the pledge here https://www.resetthenet.org/

Don’t ask for your privacy: Just take it back!
Says Edward Snowden in a statement supporting 'Reset the Net'. A call for developers to secure the web and present a splash screen on June 5.

Good to see an initiative which focuses on developers and others in the tech world as the NSA couldn't have gotten such a strong handle on the web without active support from the tech community as well as sloppy standards in security. 

What you can do is use security enabled software where availabe, encrypt your email and prioritize the protecting of your data.

Vote with your wallet and support companies which support high standards and protect your privacy. 

Meanwhile you can support the pledge here https://www.resetthenet.org/___

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2014-05-21 16:18:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Sometimes you're the windscreen

Life is good. View from an agritourismo in Sardinia we're staying at tonight. (iPhone photo)

Sometimes you're the windscreen

Life is good. View from an agritourismo in Sardinia we're staying at tonight. (iPhone photo)___

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2014-04-12 17:53:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Siri versus Cortana
Bitch fight. LOL!

#apple   #microsoft   #siri   #cortana  

Siri versus Cortana
Bitch fight. LOL!

#apple   #microsoft   #siri   #cortana  ___

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2014-03-05 17:48:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Join Brad & me LIVE on "The Grid" today at 4pm for our topic: "How the photo industry is changing." 

We'll be sharing lots of insights from this week's WPPI show in Vegas, everything from gear to education to industry stuff. We're both coming off a red-eye, so it should make for an (ahem) interesting show. Hope to see you there (and please share this if you would be so kind). :)  http://bit.ly/LQqFg7 

Join Brad & me LIVE on "The Grid" today at 4pm for our topic: "How the photo industry is changing." 

We'll be sharing lots of insights from this week's WPPI show in Vegas, everything from gear to education to industry stuff. We're both coming off a red-eye, so it should make for an (ahem) interesting show. Hope to see you there (and please share this if you would be so kind). :)  http://bit.ly/LQqFg7 ___

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2014-01-16 10:59:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Intensify Pro for the cheap

For those interested in Intensify Pro, which I think +RC Concepcion (?) mentioned recently, you have 21 hours left to get it for $19.95 as part of the Macheist NanoBundle 4. Regular price: 59,99.

It installs as both a standalone program, and as a plugin for Lightroom, Photoshop and Aperture if when installed.

And you get a few other programs you may find useful as well in thrown in there too.

Oh and if you do purchase the Maheist bundle, you also help a charity of your choice.

Seem like a win-win to me. :)

#intensifypro  
#photography  
#macheist  

Intensify Pro for the cheap

For those interested in Intensify Pro, which I think +RC Concepcion (?) mentioned recently, you have 21 hours left to get it for $19.95 as part of the Macheist NanoBundle 4. Regular price: 59,99.

It installs as both a standalone program, and as a plugin for Lightroom, Photoshop and Aperture if when installed.

And you get a few other programs you may find useful as well in thrown in there too.

Oh and if you do purchase the Maheist bundle, you also help a charity of your choice.

Seem like a win-win to me. :)

#intensifypro  
#photography  
#macheist  ___

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2014-01-13 13:10:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

After almost five months of preparation we are finally ready to open signature collection, thank you for your patience! It is now time to collect the one million signatures and change the catastrophic direction where European electronic cigarette is heading towards. Please sign the initiative, and share it with as much people as possible!
http://www.efvi.eu/#sign

After almost five months of preparation we are finally ready to open signature collection, thank you for your patience! It is now time to collect the one million signatures and change the catastrophic direction where European electronic cigarette is heading towards. Please sign the initiative, and share it with as much people as possible!
http://www.efvi.eu/#sign___

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2014-01-12 19:11:45 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Scott Kelby’s Adobe Photoshop for Lightroom Users, a reader review

Just a couple of days after I saw the introduction from +Scott Kelby   about his new book, ‘Adobe Photoshop for Lightroom Users’, I got the ebook version. There was no stock yet on the paper version, and I didn’t feel like waiting for the shipment anyway. :)

But let me start off with a little bit of background history.

Back in the day, me and all of my friends had +Adobe Photoshop   on their computers. Not that we could afford to pay for that software, nor did we have any clue about how to use it. But since all the pro’s used it, it was mandatory to have in case you needed to edit an image, right? It didn’t matter that the only thing we understood was the crop tool and the saturation slider.

Today, some things have changed dramatically and some things haven’t changed a bit.I appreciate the ... more »

Scott Kelby’s Adobe Photoshop for Lightroom Users, a reader review

Just a couple of days after I saw the introduction from +Scott Kelby   about his new book, ‘Adobe Photoshop for Lightroom Users’, I got the ebook version. There was no stock yet on the paper version, and I didn’t feel like waiting for the shipment anyway. :)

But let me start off with a little bit of background history.

Back in the day, me and all of my friends had +Adobe Photoshop   on their computers. Not that we could afford to pay for that software, nor did we have any clue about how to use it. But since all the pro’s used it, it was mandatory to have in case you needed to edit an image, right? It didn’t matter that the only thing we understood was the crop tool and the saturation slider.

Today, some things have changed dramatically and some things haven’t changed a bit. I appreciate the hard work software developers put in to create amazing software, so every piece of software on my computers is properly licensed and paid for. However, Adobe Photoshop is still intimidating, probably even more so than it was more than a decade ago. It has so many options and possibilities that it is virtually impossible to learn how to use it properly and effectively without some sort of training and education.

When I started with digital photography, I didn’t like post-processing. I used to say: I didn’t want to develop and print my negatives myself, so why would I want to do exactly that in digital? When I got my first dSLR, a Nikon D70, I quickly found that shooting jpeg cost me a lot of detail. Particularly in the shadow areas, whereas if I shot RAW I could hold on to those details even after I converted them to jpeg. But, since I didn’t like post-processing, that’s all I did: try to set up the camera to produce the look I wanted, shoot RAW and convert 1-to-1 to jpeg and be done with it.

Of course this position was not maintainable, as when you start shooting better images, you also start wanting to get them to look the best when you show them to others. However, while I might have been warming up to the idea of post-processing, I still didn't want to spend exuberant amounts of time processing my images. So when Adobe came with their +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom  software, I loved it. It let me process my images quickly and intuitively. And each version was better than the previous, letting me do more things quick and easy. Currently, we’re at version 5.3 and I am loving it.

But, as intuitive as it may seem, to get the most out of it, you really need some instruction. I joined kelbytraining.com and NAPP (now combined into one as kelbyone.com, highly recommended), and my Lightroom and processing skills have jumped more in the last year than in several prior years combined. Knowledge is a double-edged sword though: the more you learn, the more you see that you still want to learn. One of the things I found out when watching countless training videos on kelbyone.com is that to really take my post-processing skills to the next level, I needed Adobe Photoshop. Eek! Photoshop is expensive, like really expensive. Like $700 expensive. As an amateur and hobbyist there is no way I can justify spending $700 on a software license I don't use on a very regular basis. As in daily. I looked at alternatives, but they’re not quite the same, and worse, just about all training and tutorials online assume Adobe Photoshop. Then, when I had the chance to join the Adobe Creative Cloud for Photographers @ just $9.99/mo for Photoshop and Lightroom, I jumped on it. $700 may be a bit much in one go, but I certainly can skip two lattes each month to pay for this.

But still, Adobe Photoshop is intimidating. It is so powerful and can do so many different things, how are you going to filter out just the stuff you really cannot do in Lightroom?

This is where +Scott Kelby’s book comes in. It is not a huge bible trying to tell you everything there is to know about Photoshop. It doesn’t dazzle you with all the stuff it can do, but you probably will never use. It is just about the things you cannot do in Lightroom, or which are just plain easier to do in Photoshop. This is just such a brilliant idea, I have no idea why it took until December 2013 for someone to publish a book about it.

If you are a member of kelbyone.com or have seen some of Scott’s free training videos from the Kelby Media Group on YouTube, you know Scott doesn’t take himself all too seriously. He’s funny and relaxed and his writing style in this book is exactly the same. Do not let this fool you though. If there is anything he does take seriously, it is his craft and desire to transfer his Photoshop knowledge onto others.

The book is set up very logically. He starts with some of the Photoshop basics that you just need to know to be able to use the program effectively. Things like an explanation of the UI, basic editing features like cloning and patching, transformations, layers (very important) and adjustment layers & filters.

Then he moves on to how you get your images from Lightroom into Photoshop. If you already have a basic understanding of how Photoshop works, then you could skip these first two chapters. Then again, most users buying this book will probably do go going through these chapters regardless of what they think they may know.

In the third chapter, the real stuff is happening. He starts off with smart objects and then goes into how you can stich photos together into a panorama or merge them into an HDR photo. Stitching panos in Photoshop is just too easy to bother with other programs. HDR can be done in a million ways, but they are not exclusive for each other and knowing how to properly do HDR is useful even if you are used to using something like Photomatix. Why? Because Photoshop is pretty amazing lining up the images properly and removing ghosts and it can save the resulting file as a 32b HDR file that you can then tone map in Photomatix if you want. Regardless, more options means more flexibility.

The fourth chapter focusses entirely on portrait retouching. I personally don't do that many portraits, but it is just amazing what you can do and how you can polish 10 years from someones face without it looking like it has been photoshopped. 

Chapter five is all about compositing. If you want to be creative with your images or combine/remove features from multiple images into one final one, you need to know about compositing. There are books a mile thick on compositing, and this is not that. This is photography stuff, like removing the background from a subject. Or removing distractions by blending multiple exposures. It’s the more basic compositing you would do as a photographer.

In chapter six, the focus is on adding special effects using filters or text, or changing parts of the image. 

Chapter seven is about sharpening and problems like distortion. 

The last chapter, eight, is kind of a bonus chapter in which he describes a load of things that you may think you need Photoshop for, but that you can actually do inside of Lightroom.

It really is a great book for people getting into Adobe Photoshop fresh, particularly if they are already using Lightroom. One of the really great features of this book is that all images you see in the book, Scott has made available online for you to work with. So not only can you recreate the results you see in the book if follow the book step by step, but also it allows you to change the sliders and see how that changes the result from the one you see in the book. This is such an important feature and I am so glad he did this. You can do everything you want on your own images but if you don't have a known baseline to which you can compare your own attempts with, it just makes it so much harder to understand what specific tools and adjustments do. But now, you can recreate the result form the book and then start playing with it and it’s like a lightbulb going on in your head. 

This book does not pretend to be the be all, end all book about Adobe Photoshop. But it is a great way to learn the basics and get out of the comfortable shoe that is called Lightroom and take a step into a brand new world of Photoshop creativity. The results in your photos will be visible immediately, but at the same time it will probably plant a little seed that makes go and want to learn more and more about Photoshop. I know it did for me.

If you have made it this far, I hope this has helped you a little bit. Thanks for reading.

Links: 
http://kelbyone.com
https://creative.adobe.com
http://scottkelby.com

#adobephotoshop   #adobelightroom   #kelbyone   #kelbytraining   #review   #photography  ___

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2014-01-11 17:09:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2013-12-24 20:16:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland

Yet another one from 2011, reprocessed with the knowledge of today. :) Different angle from most tourist photos.

HDR, 3 exposures 2 stops apart, merged and processed in Adobe Photoshop CC.

#hdrphotography   #scotland   #europeanphotography   #europhoto   #hdr   #adobe   #photoshop  

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland

Yet another one from 2011, reprocessed with the knowledge of today. :) Different angle from most tourist photos.

HDR, 3 exposures 2 stops apart, merged and processed in Adobe Photoshop CC.

#hdrphotography   #scotland   #europeanphotography   #europhoto   #hdr   #adobe   #photoshop  ___

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2013-12-20 14:25:57 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

HDR from a couple of years ago: North Scotland coast.

Three exposures, 2 stops apart. Processed in Adobe Photoshop CC.

#scotland   #hdr   #photography   #europhoto   #europeanphotography  

HDR from a couple of years ago: North Scotland coast.

Three exposures, 2 stops apart. Processed in Adobe Photoshop CC.

#scotland   #hdr   #photography   #europhoto   #europeanphotography  ___

2013-12-18 12:07:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Ok, so it has a few f-words. Ok, more than a few. But it has a point. And it is funny. And it works in Lynx, if you know what that is.

Stop burning my eyes with colorful stuff moving around. If it doesn't add to your content, don't add it to your site. Less is more.

#html5   #webdesign   #minimalism  

Ok, so it has a few f-words. Ok, more than a few. But it has a point. And it is funny. And it works in Lynx, if you know what that is.

Stop burning my eyes with colorful stuff moving around. If it doesn't add to your content, don't add it to your site. Less is more.

#html5   #webdesign   #minimalism  ___

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2013-12-11 16:52:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

#vr46   #rossi  

#vr46   #rossi  ___

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2013-12-06 17:00:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

7 quotes from Nelson Mandele you will probably not see in the US Media (or any other Western media!)

7 quotes from Nelson Mandele you will probably not see in the US Media (or any other Western media!)___

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2013-12-04 20:32:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Adobe extends Photoshop deal till December 8th due to popular demand.

+Adobe Photoshop
+Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
#adobe
#photoshop
#lightroom
#cc

Adobe extends Photoshop deal till December 8th due to popular demand.

+Adobe Photoshop
+Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
#adobe
#photoshop
#lightroom
#cc___

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2013-11-26 22:57:47 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Love this. Good to see these guys have a sense of humor and don't take themselves too seriously. :)

$9.99/mo for Photoshop + Lightroom + Behance ProSite + 20GB of storage = a pretty smart decision? Here's a tool to help you figure it out: http://bit.ly/18F9Fla.

Offer open to EVERYONE only through Dec. 2: http://adobe.ly/I3rG2q.___Love this. Good to see these guys have a sense of humor and don't take themselves too seriously. :)

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2013-11-26 07:57:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Funny shit! :)

God I love this video.. never gets old!___Funny shit! :)

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2013-11-20 17:36:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Finally!

By "everyone" we mean EVERYONE! Sign up before Dec. 2 to get Photoshop, Lightroom, 20GB of storage, and Behance ProSite for $9.99/month: http://adobe.ly/I3rG2q.___Finally!

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2013-11-08 23:00:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

OS X 10.9 Mavericks Hard Link Memory Corruption

"In most UNIX-like systems a hard link to a directory is only reserved for the 'root' user when possible at all. In Mac OS X 10.6 there was one such a vulnerability (CVE-2010-0105) causing the filesystem being resulting corrupted; the creation of many hard links was the cause."
It's there again on OS X 10.9.

More at http://cxsecurity.com/issue/WLB-2013110059

OS X 10.9 Mavericks Hard Link Memory Corruption

"In most UNIX-like systems a hard link to a directory is only reserved for the 'root' user when possible at all. In Mac OS X 10.6 there was one such a vulnerability (CVE-2010-0105) causing the filesystem being resulting corrupted; the creation of many hard links was the cause."
It's there again on OS X 10.9.

More at http://cxsecurity.com/issue/WLB-2013110059___

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2013-10-27 21:45:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Exactly.

;-)___Exactly.

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2013-10-19 15:45:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Ted Talks: Alessandro Acquisti: Why privacy matters

The line between public and private has blurred in the past decade, both online and in real life, and Alessandro Acquisti is here to explain what this means and why it matters. In this thought-provoking, slightly chilling talk, he shares details of recent and ongoing research -- including a project that shows how easy it is to match a photograph of a stranger with their sensitive personal information.

#tedtalk   #privacy  

Ted Talks: Alessandro Acquisti: Why privacy matters

The line between public and private has blurred in the past decade, both online and in real life, and Alessandro Acquisti is here to explain what this means and why it matters. In this thought-provoking, slightly chilling talk, he shares details of recent and ongoing research -- including a project that shows how easy it is to match a photograph of a stranger with their sensitive personal information.

#tedtalk   #privacy  ___

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2013-10-15 13:14:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

A Rant Worthy of a Listen

#shutdown   #politics   #moderates  

A Rant Worthy of a Listen

#shutdown   #politics   #moderates  ___

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2013-09-27 15:51:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Chasing windmills like Don Quichot
I don't like getting up early. Seriously, I really don't like getting up early. Sometimes though, it is worth it. Especially if plan to get up to take some photos and you end up going home with the shots you wanted to take.

Hope you like.

#europeanphotography  +European Photo by +Susanne Ramharter #photography   #holland   #dutch   #kinderdijk   #nikon   #landscapephotography   #hqsplandscape   #sunrisephotography  

Chasing windmills like Don Quichot
I don't like getting up early. Seriously, I really don't like getting up early. Sometimes though, it is worth it. Especially if plan to get up to take some photos and you end up going home with the shots you wanted to take.

Hope you like.

#europeanphotography  +European Photo by +Susanne Ramharter #photography   #holland   #dutch   #kinderdijk   #nikon   #landscapephotography   #hqsplandscape   #sunrisephotography  ___

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2013-09-27 15:50:22 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Chasing windmills like Don Quichot
I don't like getting up early. Seriously, I really don't like getting up early. Sometimes though, it is worth it. Especially if plan to get up to take some photos and you end up going home with the shots you wanted to take.

Hope you like.

#europeanphotography  +European Photo by +Susanne Ramharter #photography   #holland   #dutch   #kinderdijk   #nikon   #landscapephotography   #hqsplandscape   #sunrisephotography  

Chasing windmills like Don Quichot
I don't like getting up early. Seriously, I really don't like getting up early. Sometimes though, it is worth it. Especially if plan to get up to take some photos and you end up going home with the shots you wanted to take.

Hope you like.

#europeanphotography  +European Photo by +Susanne Ramharter #photography   #holland   #dutch   #kinderdijk   #nikon   #landscapephotography   #hqsplandscape   #sunrisephotography  ___

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2013-09-27 15:49:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Chasing windmills like Don Quichot
I don't like getting up early. Seriously, I really don't like getting up early. Sometimes though, it is worth it. Especially if plan to get up to take some photos and you end up going home with the shots you wanted to take.

Hope you like.

#europeanphotography  +European Photo by +Susanne Ramharter #photography   #holland   #dutch   #kinderdijk   #nikon   #landscapephotography   #hqsplandscape   #sunrisephotography  

Chasing windmills like Don Quichot
I don't like getting up early. Seriously, I really don't like getting up early. Sometimes though, it is worth it. Especially if plan to get up to take some photos and you end up going home with the shots you wanted to take.

Hope you like.

#europeanphotography  +European Photo by +Susanne Ramharter #photography   #holland   #dutch   #kinderdijk   #nikon   #landscapephotography   #hqsplandscape   #sunrisephotography  ___

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2013-09-27 15:49:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Chasing windmills like Don Quichot
I don't like getting up early. Seriously, I really don't like getting up early. Sometimes though, it is worth it. Especially if plan to get up to take some photos and you end up going home with the shots you wanted to take.

Hope you like.

#europeanphotography  +European Photo by +Susanne Ramharter #photography   #holland   #dutch   #kinderdijk   #nikon   #landscapephotography   #hqsplandscape   #sunrisephotography  

Chasing windmills like Don Quichot
I don't like getting up early. Seriously, I really don't like getting up early. Sometimes though, it is worth it. Especially if plan to get up to take some photos and you end up going home with the shots you wanted to take.

Hope you like.

#europeanphotography  +European Photo by +Susanne Ramharter #photography   #holland   #dutch   #kinderdijk   #nikon   #landscapephotography   #hqsplandscape   #sunrisephotography  ___

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2013-09-27 15:21:28 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Chasing windmills like Don Quichot
I don't like getting up early. Seriously, I really don't like getting up early. Sometimes though, it is worth it. Especially if plan to get up to take some photos and you end up going home with the shots you wanted to take.

Hope you like.

#europeanphotography  +European Photo by +Susanne Ramharter #photography   #holland   #dutch   #kinderdijk   #nikon   #landscapephotography   #hqsplandscape   #sunrisephotography  

Chasing windmills like Don Quichot
I don't like getting up early. Seriously, I really don't like getting up early. Sometimes though, it is worth it. Especially if plan to get up to take some photos and you end up going home with the shots you wanted to take.

Hope you like.

#europeanphotography  +European Photo by +Susanne Ramharter #photography   #holland   #dutch   #kinderdijk   #nikon   #landscapephotography   #hqsplandscape   #sunrisephotography  ___

2013-09-19 16:02:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Best prank ever

This surely puts a smile on your face, grim times or not. :)

Guy finds his house plumbed with beer

Best prank ever

This surely puts a smile on your face, grim times or not. :)

Guy finds his house plumbed with beer___

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2013-09-16 11:15:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

When will we wake up from the delusions presented to us by our governments?

When will we wake up from the delusions presented to us by our governments?___

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2013-09-11 14:42:13 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Piccinin: "It is not the Assad government used sarin gas"

"The Belgian teacher Pierre Piccinin, who was abducted in Syria in April and released this Sunday with Italian journalist Domenico Quirico, claims to have evidence that it is the Syrian rebels who used chemical weapons."

Not seeing this in any other mainstream news outlets, and that definitely would be terribly inconvenient for most western government. It does however support the claims Russia has made from the beginning.

Why are we not jumping on this? Why are news outlets so preoccupied with the official government lines that they ignore this? This guy was there. He's a support of the Syrian revolution. When news media are apparently so scared to lose their contacts in the government that they stop reporting independently, maybe they are not worth listening to anymore.

Piccinin: "It is not the Assad government used sarin gas"

"The Belgian teacher Pierre Piccinin, who was abducted in Syria in April and released this Sunday with Italian journalist Domenico Quirico, claims to have evidence that it is the Syrian rebels who used chemical weapons."

Not seeing this in any other mainstream news outlets, and that definitely would be terribly inconvenient for most western government. It does however support the claims Russia has made from the beginning.

Why are we not jumping on this? Why are news outlets so preoccupied with the official government lines that they ignore this? This guy was there. He's a support of the Syrian revolution. When news media are apparently so scared to lose their contacts in the government that they stop reporting independently, maybe they are not worth listening to anymore.___

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2013-09-11 13:24:35 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Ferrari confirms Kimi
Ferrari just confirmed Kimi Raikonen next to Fernando Alonso for 2014 and 2015.

I am already looking forward to next year. This will be entertaining.

#formula1  
#ferrari  
#kimiraikkonen  

Ferrari confirms Kimi
Ferrari just confirmed Kimi Raikonen next to Fernando Alonso for 2014 and 2015.

I am already looking forward to next year. This will be entertaining.

#formula1  
#ferrari  
#kimiraikkonen  ___

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2013-08-20 12:17:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

UK govt: You've had your debate. There's no need to write any more
 Whitehouse tried to stop the Guardian from further publishing on Snowden material and went as far as destroying hard disks under supervision of the British Secret Service

Alan Rusbridger, editor of the Guardian today revealed that he has been summoned to meetings with 'senior government officials speaking on behalf of the prime minister". They wanted him to hand over or destroy the material from Edward Snowden. 

When the Guardian didn't give in and told the "shadowy Whitehall figures" that - like the secret services - modern journalism could pick jurisdictions which would allow reporting, the answer was: You've had your debate. There's no need to write any more.

The news paper already reported most of the stories from their US office as whatever youm... more »

UK govt: You've had your debate. There's no need to write any more
 Whitehouse tried to stop the Guardian from further publishing on Snowden material and went as far as destroying hard disks under supervision of the British Secret Service

Alan Rusbridger, editor of the Guardian today revealed that he has been summoned to meetings with 'senior government officials speaking on behalf of the prime minister". They wanted him to hand over or destroy the material from Edward Snowden. 

When the Guardian didn't give in and told the "shadowy Whitehall figures" that - like the secret services - modern journalism could pick jurisdictions which would allow reporting, the answer was: You've had your debate. There's no need to write any more.

The news paper already reported most of the stories from their US office as whatever you may think of Washingtons meddling, press freedom is much more sacred than in the UK. With Glenn Greenwald living in Brazil there were sufficient options to keep publishing.

A clue the British government ignored and they made the Guardian decide between 'prior restraint' (also known as censorship before publishing) and letting the secret service destroy a few hard disks.

one of the more bizarre moments in the Guardian's long history occurred – with two GCHQ security experts overseeing the destruction of hard drives in the Guardian's basement just to make sure there was nothing in the mangled bits of metal which could possibly be of any interest to passing Chinese agents. "We can call off the black helicopters," joked one as we swept up the remains of a MacBook Pro.

Still as a symbol destroying hard disks in the basement of the Guardian is just as worse as burning books on government orders (and just as effective which offers some solace :)

Should the Guardian have made a big deal out of it or is the pragmatic approach the wisest? Can freedom of press exists when threatening with censorship is allowed?

as an aside: maybe there was a gag order involved on the destruction of the disks. The editor is exceptionally brief in the reader  comments:.
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/19/david-miranda-schedule7-danger-reporters

#NSA #Snowden #PressFreedom  ___

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2013-08-15 19:33:21 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Google being slashed for privacy
There is a lot of talk recently about Google supposedly to taking privacy so serious. And they are being slashed because of it. Seems like this is more of a typical internet storm of selective reading.

This article from The Verge does a good job of explaining what the fuss is about, and bringing a little sense of sanity and reality into the story.

Google being slashed for privacy
There is a lot of talk recently about Google supposedly to taking privacy so serious. And they are being slashed because of it. Seems like this is more of a typical internet storm of selective reading.

This article from The Verge does a good job of explaining what the fuss is about, and bringing a little sense of sanity and reality into the story.___

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2013-08-07 15:20:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Since the controversy and the debate apparently will not die, how about adding a little fuel to the flames. 

Perhaps we should stick with facts instead of speculation, assumption and racial prejudice. Things that are presented as facts are much easier to deal with. They have no emotion and they can be verified and proven to be correct (or not).

Personally, I am getting tired of all the people that have no idea of the facts, but are shouting for a public lynching just because the courts didn't give them what they want. Suck it up, that's how the democratic justice system works. What is called for by these outraged people is not justice, it's anarchy and lynch mobs.

#Trayvon
#Zimmerman

Since the controversy and the debate apparently will not die, how about adding a little fuel to the flames. 

Perhaps we should stick with facts instead of speculation, assumption and racial prejudice. Things that are presented as facts are much easier to deal with. They have no emotion and they can be verified and proven to be correct (or not).

Personally, I am getting tired of all the people that have no idea of the facts, but are shouting for a public lynching just because the courts didn't give them what they want. Suck it up, that's how the democratic justice system works. What is called for by these outraged people is not justice, it's anarchy and lynch mobs.

#Trayvon
#Zimmerman___

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2013-08-05 14:42:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Parallel Construction

One has to wonder how big a step it is to go from fabricating the origins of evidence to fabricating evidence?

Even if you are guilty of a crime, how can you defend yourself if it is made impossible to question the origins of the evidence used to indict you?

It is good to remember that constitutional safeguards are not there to let the criminals of the hook, but to protect innocent citizens from an over-eager government and government abuse.

Parallel Construction

One has to wonder how big a step it is to go from fabricating the origins of evidence to fabricating evidence?

Even if you are guilty of a crime, how can you defend yourself if it is made impossible to question the origins of the evidence used to indict you?

It is good to remember that constitutional safeguards are not there to let the criminals of the hook, but to protect innocent citizens from an over-eager government and government abuse.___

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2013-08-04 15:56:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

*No contingency planning at the NSA...*

"...But perhaps the greatest fallout may come from the NSA's failure to safeguard the trust and reputation of American technology companies.

A 2009 Inspector General report details how NSA leadership understood concerns of private companies about legal liability, but what about the broader reputational risk?

When initial reports of the PRISM program asserted that there were backdoors and direct data access in some of the most important tech companies in the world, the firms' awkward denials were justifiably met with skepticism. They couldn't fully deny the charges without disclosing certain classified details, and the only affirmative statements they could make had to be cleared with the government first, which ultimately led to all of the companies issuing statements that included curiously similar phrasing,... more »

*No contingency planning at the NSA...*

"...But perhaps the greatest fallout may come from the NSA's failure to safeguard the trust and reputation of American technology companies.

A 2009 Inspector General report details how NSA leadership understood concerns of private companies about legal liability, but what about the broader reputational risk?

When initial reports of the PRISM program asserted that there were backdoors and direct data access in some of the most important tech companies in the world, the firms' awkward denials were justifiably met with skepticism. They couldn't fully deny the charges without disclosing certain classified details, and the only affirmative statements they could make had to be cleared with the government first, which ultimately led to all of the companies issuing statements that included curiously similar phrasing, further fueling paranoia. By the time the record was corrected, over a week later, the damage had been done. ...

This mistrust of these companies is particularly damaging to the cloud computing services, a sector led by American firms like Microsoft, Google and Amazon. Many countries have talked about limiting use of American firms, or requiring data be kept locally, dramatically raising the cost of trade, and potentially locking many U.S. companies out of lucrative foreign markets. More generally, the complicity of American firms in safeguarding America has raised suspicions about all American firms."
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2013-08-03 16:14:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

This man is a genius

This man is a genius___

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2013-07-31 14:33:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

What did you say about lying, Mr. Mike Rogers?

#snowden  
#prism  
#xkeyscore  

What did you say about lying, Mr. Mike Rogers?

#snowden  
#prism  
#xkeyscore  ___

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