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Kee Hinckley

Kee Hinckley 

Fascinated by the boundaries of technology and social behavior.

Occupation: I create things using code, words, and ideas.

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2017-06-20 19:03:59 (30 comments; 2 reshares; 34 +1s; )Open 

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2017-06-18 23:18:44 (8 comments; 32 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

What we see as super-realistic painting is in fact copying the camera's distortion of reality. A great Quora piece on this.

I remember when my younger daughter first started taking formal art classes, the first thing they did was tell her to stop making paintings from photos. This does a good job of explaining why that's the case.

Most plusones: 37

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2017-06-21 13:02:23 (10 comments; 2 reshares; 37 +1s; )Open 

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2017-06-22 22:22:08 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

The number of people impacted by the Senate bill won't show up in the CBO analysis because it's outside the 10 year window. What a coincidence.

The number of people impacted by the Senate bill won't show up in the CBO analysis because it's outside the 10 year window. What a coincidence.___

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2017-06-22 19:03:13 (7 comments; 2 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

The polishing and sharpening is cool. The chopping is amazing. And yes, there are cats.

The polishing and sharpening is cool. The chopping is amazing. And yes, there are cats.___

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2017-06-22 15:01:09 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

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2017-06-22 14:22:40 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

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2017-06-22 14:00:50 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

Today's #joinindaily theme is an image that looks like you or they are .... "On Top Of The World!"

Today's #joinindaily theme is an image that looks like you or they are .... "On Top Of The World!"___

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2017-06-22 06:31:23 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Somewhat like Eratosthenes, the Iranian polymath Al-Biruni (973-1048) was able to estimate the radius of the earth using just a few measurements and some clear thinking. If h is a mountain with a known height and the distance from the mountaintop A to the horizon C can be established accurately, then angle α is the same as angle AOC at the earth’s center and we have everything we need to calculate leg OC of right triangle AOC, which is the radius of the earth.

Biruni carried this out using a tall mountain near Nandana in present-day Pakistan. He estimated the earth’s radius at 6,339.9 km, which is only 16.8 km less than the current value of 6,356.7 km. This accuracy would not be obtained in the West until the 16th century.

It just occurred to me that I have never heard a flat earther (and yes, they do exist) give diameter of their model of the planet and an explanation of how theyderi... more »

Somewhat like Eratosthenes, the Iranian polymath Al-Biruni (973-1048) was able to estimate the radius of the earth using just a few measurements and some clear thinking. If h is a mountain with a known height and the distance from the mountaintop A to the horizon C can be established accurately, then angle α is the same as angle AOC at the earth’s center and we have everything we need to calculate leg OC of right triangle AOC, which is the radius of the earth.

Biruni carried this out using a tall mountain near Nandana in present-day Pakistan. He estimated the earth’s radius at 6,339.9 km, which is only 16.8 km less than the current value of 6,356.7 km. This accuracy would not be obtained in the West until the 16th century.

It just occurred to me that I have never heard a flat earther (and yes, they do exist) give diameter of their model of the planet and an explanation of how they derived it. They argue that they can't prove their model is correct because they are prevented from going to the edge and looking out over it. Something about how "they" won't allow it…whoever "they" are.

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2017-06-22 06:22:50 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

Equating wealth with either intelligence or morality, if not both, is among America's most caustic bad habits.

Equating wealth with either intelligence or morality, if not both, is among America's most caustic bad habits.___

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2017-06-22 06:17:24 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Some of these dogs have figured out stairs better than I have. The Saint Bernard, on the other hand...

Some of these dogs have figured out stairs better than I have. The Saint Bernard, on the other hand...___

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2017-06-21 16:35:52 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

"The rescue of a drowning baby elephant by its mother and aunt has been caught on camera at South Korea’s Seoul Grand Park."
http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-40351808/baby-elephant-rescued-by-family-at-zoo

"The rescue of a drowning baby elephant by its mother and aunt has been caught on camera at South Korea’s Seoul Grand Park."
http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-40351808/baby-elephant-rescued-by-family-at-zoo___

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2017-06-21 15:43:39 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

CANADA // A homeless indigenous woman, victim of a stabbing and sexual assault, was forced to testify in shackles, then jailed in a cell alongside that of her attacker in a case that has roused indignation in Canada about the treatment of the people it calls the First Nations. The Alberta provincial justice minister has launched two investigations, the chief judge of the Provincial Court of Alberta is reviewing the decision to detain the woman and activists are denouncing a legal system they say is chronically unfair to the indigenous. //

CANADA // A homeless indigenous woman, victim of a stabbing and sexual assault, was forced to testify in shackles, then jailed in a cell alongside that of her attacker in a case that has roused indignation in Canada about the treatment of the people it calls the First Nations. The Alberta provincial justice minister has launched two investigations, the chief judge of the Provincial Court of Alberta is reviewing the decision to detain the woman and activists are denouncing a legal system they say is chronically unfair to the indigenous. //___

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2017-06-21 13:02:23 (10 comments; 2 reshares; 37 +1s; )Open 

Very true. When I walk away from my computer, I pick up my phone to continue the conversation.

___Very true. When I walk away from my computer, I pick up my phone to continue the conversation.

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2017-06-21 10:35:33 (9 comments; 2 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

I can hear the voices of the MAGA crowd in South Boston now, "Shite, I didn't think they were going to deport white people..." Keep your passports handy, lads - the ICE weasels will come for you too!

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/06/20/john-cunningham-not-safe-one-safe/OrlwvXMRMd3T13qUKWgxGN/story.html

I can hear the voices of the MAGA crowd in South Boston now, "Shite, I didn't think they were going to deport white people..." Keep your passports handy, lads - the ICE weasels will come for you too!

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/06/20/john-cunningham-not-safe-one-safe/OrlwvXMRMd3T13qUKWgxGN/story.html___

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2017-06-21 10:34:01 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

The Women's Day Massacre.

❝ Richmond stormed into SWOC's Republic office demanding, "I want them women off that picket line down there."' Unable to locate any union leaders, Richmond returned to the mill gate with a small contingent of police and ordered the women pickets to stop sitting on chairs and start moving in a circle. Richmond apparently peppered his command with comments to the effect that the picket tine was no place for women and that they should stay home where they belonged. Richmond's attitude did not go over well with the women pickets, who began arguing with the police captain. Richmond later claimed that the women refused to move and began "cursing at me, spitting at me, and screaming at me in their foreign tongue." In response, the police captain took the dangerous action of using tear gas on the pickets, including children, and at leasto... more »

June 19, 1937 - "SWOC's women's auxiliary in Youngstown organized a "Women's Day" on the picket line. The event was not unusual in the steel communities, but marked a significant change from the past steel-union practice of hiring women. At least part of the reason for this change in attitude was a product of the defeat of the 1919 national steel strike. In that strike, management had some success in appealing to steelworkers' wives to put pressure on their husbands to return to work. This time around, veteran steel unionists wanted to preempt any management sponsored back-to-work movement among steelworkers' wives."

Thank you - +FAZE BROWN for this piece of history on American women___The Women's Day Massacre.

❝ Richmond stormed into SWOC's Republic office demanding, "I want them women off that picket line down there."' Unable to locate any union leaders, Richmond returned to the mill gate with a small contingent of police and ordered the women pickets to stop sitting on chairs and start moving in a circle. Richmond apparently peppered his command with comments to the effect that the picket tine was no place for women and that they should stay home where they belonged. Richmond's attitude did not go over well with the women pickets, who began arguing with the police captain. Richmond later claimed that the women refused to move and began "cursing at me, spitting at me, and screaming at me in their foreign tongue." In response, the police captain took the dangerous action of using tear gas on the pickets, including children, and at least one infant in his mother's arms. As the gas grenades exploded, the crowd of pickets scattered to escape the fumes. ❞ And then the shooting broke out.

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2017-06-21 10:27:20 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

I didn't know the mermaids still swam at Weeki Wachee Springs. I vaguely remember visiting it once when I was very young. I think we still have pictures somewhere.

___I didn't know the mermaids still swam at Weeki Wachee Springs. I vaguely remember visiting it once when I was very young. I think we still have pictures somewhere.

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2017-06-21 10:18:51 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Today's #joinindaily theme from +Johnny Wills is "Round Windows". When my mother designed our house, she let me design my bedroom. My father got to design the inside of his closet and the basement door. So he's responsible for the only round window in a round house. :)

Today's #joinindaily theme from +Johnny Wills is "Round Windows". When my mother designed our house, she let me design my bedroom. My father got to design the inside of his closet and the basement door. So he's responsible for the only round window in a round house. :)___

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2017-06-21 08:43:54 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

We had an otter home invasion tonight!!!

Alex hadn't gone out at the usual time and I was wondering what had happened to her, and then around midnight, two new otters showed up!

I'm looking at the videos and I see an otter come in, and it doesn't look like Alex. It's sniffing around like it's new to the place and like it's never seen the camera. It comes in, it goes out. And then it comes in again, and it goes off towards the sleeping quarters. (Or maybe the this was actually a different otter. I feel like I'm trying to keep track of Woozles and Wizzles.) And then *another* one comes in and starts to investigate, sniffing around. And then *it* goes to the sleeping quarters. More sniffing around. And then about half way through the video...two otters hightail it (one literally) out the door. There's a bit of a scramble to see who gets out it... more »

We had an otter home invasion tonight!!!

Alex hadn't gone out at the usual time and I was wondering what had happened to her, and then around midnight, two new otters showed up!

I'm looking at the videos and I see an otter come in, and it doesn't look like Alex. It's sniffing around like it's new to the place and like it's never seen the camera. It comes in, it goes out. And then it comes in again, and it goes off towards the sleeping quarters. (Or maybe the this was actually a different otter. I feel like I'm trying to keep track of Woozles and Wizzles.) And then *another* one comes in and starts to investigate, sniffing around. And then *it* goes to the sleeping quarters. More sniffing around. And then about half way through the video...two otters hightail it (one literally) out the door. There's a bit of a scramble to see who gets out it first. Then for a bit you can hear (and see the dust) as they scramble around outside. Is one of the Alex fighting the other? I can't tell. And then a few moments later, the third otter leaves. I think this is Alex, but it's hard to tell. Alex would be the dry one. This one might be dry (I wish I'd had time to install the flood light today). Now we skip ahead about 5 minutes (I edited it out) and one otter comes back. This one is dry for sure, so it has to be Alex--and she's got the black eye still, although it's open now. Plus she just settles down and spends a couple minutes rolling around and scratching her back like she's at home. And then she heads out for the night.___

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2017-06-21 05:35:28 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

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2017-06-21 05:34:07 (4 comments; 2 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

One down, 7000 to go.

One down, 7000 to go.___

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2017-06-21 05:08:13 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 33 +1s; )Open 

One of the things I love about social media is the interesting connections you make. I got a message on Instagram today from someone who had spotted a photo I took (and tagged! that's important!) of Adam Clayton (the bass player from U2) at the Santa Clara U2 concert. He wondered if I might have happened to take a picture or video of Adam leaning down and shaking his hand in the audience. I hadn't (although I remembered seeing it), but I tagged Chris, my daughter's bf, who was also taking pictures at the concert, and sure enough, he had. Today we made someone on the internet very happy.

One of the things I love about social media is the interesting connections you make. I got a message on Instagram today from someone who had spotted a photo I took (and tagged! that's important!) of Adam Clayton (the bass player from U2) at the Santa Clara U2 concert. He wondered if I might have happened to take a picture or video of Adam leaning down and shaking his hand in the audience. I hadn't (although I remembered seeing it), but I tagged Chris, my daughter's bf, who was also taking pictures at the concert, and sure enough, he had. Today we made someone on the internet very happy.___

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2017-06-21 04:37:17 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Guess what I'm not doing now.

Guess what I'm not doing now.___

2017-06-21 03:32:33 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

I regret that I will never have an obituary as good as "Expert on Penguin Libidos".

I regret that I will never have an obituary as good as "Expert on Penguin Libidos".___

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2017-06-20 23:55:01 (4 comments; 7 reshares; 36 +1s; )Open 

Can't wait!

Just stole the shit of this. Going to see the movie Thursday.___Can't wait!

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2017-06-20 23:13:21 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

A new proposal would make it much harder for Internet startups to compete.

A new proposal would make it much harder for Internet startups to compete.___

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2017-06-20 23:12:11 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

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2017-06-20 22:45:36 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

Not your everyday #bike in #Anacortes.

Not your everyday #bike in #Anacortes.___

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2017-06-20 19:03:59 (30 comments; 2 reshares; 34 +1s; )Open 

This just cracked me up. Identify a problem. Propose that the only way to solve the problem is to stop trying--and it will just go away!

"Getting rid of the courts is the only way to control criminals. As long as the courts have the power to sentence criminals, criminals will control the courts by bribing the judges that rule on their crimes."

Hmmm. Perhaps. Just maybe. We should identify ways to keep criminals from bribing judges?

___This just cracked me up. Identify a problem. Propose that the only way to solve the problem is to stop trying--and it will just go away!

"Getting rid of the courts is the only way to control criminals. As long as the courts have the power to sentence criminals, criminals will control the courts by bribing the judges that rule on their crimes."

Hmmm. Perhaps. Just maybe. We should identify ways to keep criminals from bribing judges?

2017-06-20 17:18:20 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

National Geographic's genographic service email system appears to have gone haywire.

I just got three emails telling me my DNA results were ready. One to my primary email. One to an email I've only ever used on their site. One to my dead father's email address (which means an address they've had for at least 5 or 6 years).

None of us have ever given the a DNA sample.

The email's are legit. All to their site. Even have a DKIM signature in the headers.



Dear KEE,

Your DNA results are now ready!

The results of your DNA sample reveal information about your distant ancestors, including how and when they moved out of Africa and the various populations they interacted with over thousands of years of migration. We hope you enjoy exploring your chapter of the human story.

Sign in to see your results... more »

National Geographic's genographic service email system appears to have gone haywire.

I just got three emails telling me my DNA results were ready. One to my primary email. One to an email I've only ever used on their site. One to my dead father's email address (which means an address they've had for at least 5 or 6 years).

None of us have ever given the a DNA sample.

The email's are legit. All to their site. Even have a DKIM signature in the headers.



Dear KEE,

Your DNA results are now ready!

The results of your DNA sample reveal information about your distant ancestors, including how and when they moved out of Africa and the various populations they interacted with over thousands of years of migration. We hope you enjoy exploring your chapter of the human story.

Sign in to see your results

Thank you again for your participation!

—The Genographic Project Team___

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2017-06-20 16:59:43 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

This wasn't just true of Vir, all the characters in Babylon V matured and changed over time. Just look at Londo and G'Kar. But Vir was definitely an excellent example.

Yep. Thank you, Steven Furst, for bringing Vir Kotto to life. RIP. "Vir might have started out as a meek and bumbling character, but over the course of the show, that changed. In many shows, these characters remain static: funny and deferential to their superiors. While he largely remains at Londo’s side throughout the show, he becomes a moral figure in the center of a complicated story. Vir became a rare example of a background character who grows in importance over the course of the story, whose seemingly naïve moralistic qualities become the most important guide for the characters around him. He essentially becomes a stand-in for Londo’s conscious, calling out his mentor’s disastrous decisions, standing up to powerful figures, and often provides the right and just choice during times of moral ambiguity. In doing so, he becomes an indispensable and heroic character in the show, one who actively influences the outcome of the story."___This wasn't just true of Vir, all the characters in Babylon V matured and changed over time. Just look at Londo and G'Kar. But Vir was definitely an excellent example.

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2017-06-20 16:49:15 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

Today's #joinindaily theme from +Johnny Wills is "It Tells The Time". My mother's house is aligned east/west and there's a center skylight (the house is circular). When the sun is centered on the fireplace, it's noon. As a bonus, the height of the light can tell you the season.

Today's #joinindaily theme from +Johnny Wills is "It Tells The Time". My mother's house is aligned east/west and there's a center skylight (the house is circular). When the sun is centered on the fireplace, it's noon. As a bonus, the height of the light can tell you the season.___

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2017-06-20 16:42:50 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Silly Slack hack written. Needs some cleanup to release, but it basically works.

Now to see how long I can run it before my co-workers complain about my icon changing constantly.

Silly Slack hack written. Needs some cleanup to release, but it basically works.

Now to see how long I can run it before my co-workers complain about my icon changing constantly.___

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2017-06-20 16:35:37 (8 comments; 3 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

"Damn, Tim. You're not looking so hot."

"Damn, Tim. You're not looking so hot."___

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2017-06-20 08:39:54 (1 comments; 8 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

Keep them wild, or turn them into real doggy analogues? ;-) "People who live with cats like to joke about how these small fuzzy creatures are still wild, basically training us rather than the other way around. Now a new genetic study of ancient cat DNA reveals that we are basically right. Cats were not domesticated in the same way dogs, cows, pigs, and goats were. They have lived among us, but it wasn't until very recently that we began to change them.

Unlike dogs, whose bodies and temperaments have transformed radically during the roughly 30,000 years we've lived with them, domestic cats are almost identical to their wild counterparts—physically and genetically. House cats also show none of the typical signs of animal domestication, such as infantilization of facial features, decreased tooth size, and docility. Wildcats are neither social nor hierarchical, which also makest... more »

Keep them wild, or turn them into real doggy analogues? ;-) "People who live with cats like to joke about how these small fuzzy creatures are still wild, basically training us rather than the other way around. Now a new genetic study of ancient cat DNA reveals that we are basically right. Cats were not domesticated in the same way dogs, cows, pigs, and goats were. They have lived among us, but it wasn't until very recently that we began to change them.

Unlike dogs, whose bodies and temperaments have transformed radically during the roughly 30,000 years we've lived with them, domestic cats are almost identical to their wild counterparts—physically and genetically. House cats also show none of the typical signs of animal domestication, such as infantilization of facial features, decreased tooth size, and docility. Wildcats are neither social nor hierarchical, which also makes them hard to integrate into human communities.
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University of Leuven geneticist Claudio Ottoni worked with a large international team of researchers to analyze the mitochondrial DNA of more than 200 ancient and modern cats, spanning the past 9,000 years. Mitochondrial DNA is inherited unchanged solely from the mother, and it is often used to trace the ancestry of different species.

Writing in Nature Ecology & Evolution, Ottoni and his colleagues report that five distinct clades of ancient cats rapidly spread outward from relatively small origin points. Over millennia, the clades from Egypt and Southwest Asia began to dominate the world. Mostly this was due to the spread of agriculture. Farming practices that began in the Levant and Western Asia took hold elsewhere, attracting rodents to grain stores. That, in turn, attracted wildcats, who eventually joined farming communities as companions—just as ancient dogs had joined hunting parties in the Paleolithic.
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Arguably, we are at the dawn of cat domestication. Today's wildcats and house cats are still virtually the same. But in 8,000 years, we might have as many breeds of domestic cats as we do dogs. Imagine having a golden retriever-sized cat, with the same sunny disposition. Tomorrow's cat lovers might be living with baby-faced tigers or ultra-fluffy purse cats who look like kittens forever.

Or maybe cats will continue to defy domestication. They could carve out a place as one of the only animals to befriend humans without ever falling completely under our control."___

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2017-06-20 08:34:33 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Please watch this video. "Every minute 20 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror."

"Every minute 20 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror."___Please watch this video. "Every minute 20 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror."

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2017-06-20 08:07:46 (28 comments; 5 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

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2017-06-20 05:01:44 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

The otter's eye is definitely getting better. #otter #otters #theotterundermyhouse

The otter's eye is definitely getting better. #otter #otters #theotterundermyhouse___

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2017-06-19 23:39:26 (6 comments; 4 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

"the files painted a detailed portrait of virtually all of America’s roughly 200 million voters — revealing their names, addresses, birth dates and phone numbers. The information was being stored by Amazon Web Services"

What will the Reps say about this?___"the files painted a detailed portrait of virtually all of America’s roughly 200 million voters — revealing their names, addresses, birth dates and phone numbers. The information was being stored by Amazon Web Services"

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2017-06-19 20:49:42 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

I think the otter got in a fight. Her right eye is closed up and looks bloody. She was gone for two days, and when she came back it was damaged. Her schedule's been irregular too. Sleeping late. Getting up during the day to go to the bathroom.

I think the otter got in a fight. Her right eye is closed up and looks bloody. She was gone for two days, and when she came back it was damaged. Her schedule's been irregular too. Sleeping late. Getting up during the day to go to the bathroom.___

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2017-06-19 19:24:59 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

On June 19, 1865, U.S. Major General Gordon Granger, newly arrived with 1,800 men in Texas, ordered that “all slaves are free” in Texas and that there would be an “absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves.” The idea that any such proclamation would still need to be issued in June 1865 – two months after the surrender at Appomattox – forces us to rethink how and when slavery and the Civil War really ended. And in turn it helps us recognize Juneteenth as not just a bookend to the Civil War but as a celebration and commemoration of the epic struggles of emancipation and Reconstruction.

What exactly did the events of June 19, 1865 mean? Here we face a key forgotten reality about the end of the Civil War and slavery that has been shrouded in the mythology of Appomattox. The internecine conflict and the institution of slavery could notand did not... more »

On June 19, 1865, U.S. Major General Gordon Granger, newly arrived with 1,800 men in Texas, ordered that “all slaves are free” in Texas and that there would be an “absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves.” The idea that any such proclamation would still need to be issued in June 1865 – two months after the surrender at Appomattox – forces us to rethink how and when slavery and the Civil War really ended. And in turn it helps us recognize Juneteenth as not just a bookend to the Civil War but as a celebration and commemoration of the epic struggles of emancipation and Reconstruction.

What exactly did the events of June 19, 1865 mean? Here we face a key forgotten reality about the end of the Civil War and slavery that has been shrouded in the mythology of Appomattox. The internecine conflict and the institution of slavery could not and did not end neatly at Appomattox or on Galveston Island. Ending slavery was not simply a matter of issuing pronouncements. It was a matter of forcing rebels to obey the law. To a very real extent, the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment amounted to promissory notes of freedom. The real on-the-ground work of ending slavery and defending the rudiments of liberty was done by the freedpeople in collaboration with and often backed by the force of the US Army.

Granger’s proclamation may not have brought news of emancipation but it did carry this crucial promise of force. Within weeks, fifty thousand U.S. troops flooded into the state in a late-arriving occupation. These soldiers were needed because planters would not give up on slavery. In October 1865, months after the June orders, white Texans in some regions “still claim and control [slaves] as property, and in two or three instances recently bought and sold them,” according to one report. To sustain slavery, some planters systematically murdered rebellious African-Americans to try to frighten the rest into submission. A report by the Texas constitutional convention claimed that between 1865 and 1868, white Texans killed almost 400 black people; black Texans, the report claimed, killed 10 whites. Other planters hoped to hold onto slavery in one form or another until they could overturn the Emancipation Proclamation in court.

Against this resistance, the Army turned to force. In a largely forgotten or misunderstood occupation, the Army spread more than 40 outposts across Texas to teach rebels “the idea of law as an irresistible power to which all must bow.” Freedpeople, as Haywood’s quote reminds us, did not need the Army to teach them about freedom; they needed the Army to teach planters the futility of trying to sustain slavery.
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/hidden-history-of-juneteenth

Image: Juneteenth celebration in Austin, Texas, on June 19, 1900___

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2017-06-19 19:23:49 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Today's #joinindaily theme is "Big Wheels At The Back, Small Wheels At The Front!". Narita Japan

Today's #joinindaily theme is "Big Wheels At The Back, Small Wheels At The Front!". Narita Japan___

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2017-06-19 06:40:04 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Nothing like a good backscratch before you head out for the evening. #otters

I've ordered an IR floodlight, which should greatly improve the field of vision in these. And when I install it I'll clean the lens of the camera, since I think it's accumulated. Stuff.

Nothing like a good backscratch before you head out for the evening. #otters

I've ordered an IR floodlight, which should greatly improve the field of vision in these. And when I install it I'll clean the lens of the camera, since I think it's accumulated. Stuff.___

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2017-06-19 04:27:16 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

"making rights out of thin air for people who don't deserve to get anything,"

___"making rights out of thin air for people who don't deserve to get anything,"

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2017-06-19 04:23:05 (16 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Ditching the neuromyth of individual learning styles.

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/mar/13/teachers-neuromyth-learning-styles-scientists-neuroscience-education

Most RTs in many a year when I posted this earlier on Twitter. Via +Ana Cristina Pratas. 

Ditching the neuromyth of individual learning styles.

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/mar/13/teachers-neuromyth-learning-styles-scientists-neuroscience-education

Most RTs in many a year when I posted this earlier on Twitter. Via +Ana Cristina Pratas. ___

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2017-06-18 23:18:44 (8 comments; 32 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

What we see as super-realistic painting is in fact copying the camera's distortion of reality. A great Quora piece on this.

I remember when my younger daughter first started taking formal art classes, the first thing they did was tell her to stop making paintings from photos. This does a good job of explaining why that's the case.

What we see as super-realistic painting is in fact copying the camera's distortion of reality. A great Quora piece on this.

I remember when my younger daughter first started taking formal art classes, the first thing they did was tell her to stop making paintings from photos. This does a good job of explaining why that's the case.___

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2017-06-18 19:54:09 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

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2017-06-18 19:39:37 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

The Hoarding of the American Dream https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/06/the-hoarding-of-the-american-dream/530481/ -via Flynx

The Hoarding of the American Dream https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/06/the-hoarding-of-the-american-dream/530481/ -via Flynx___

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2017-06-18 19:37:51 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

Our perception of risks bears no resemblance to our actual risks.

Our perception of risks bears no resemblance to our actual risks.___

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