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Kurt Vega

Kurt Vega 

The Impossible is Now Probable

Occupation: Chief Connectivist, Social Media and Web Consultant, Adjunct Faculty at Fashion Institute of Technology, Corporate and Academic Presentations & Training, Policies, Strategy, Implementation & O (Dragon's Hearth)

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Peeragogy Handbook265Welcome to the 8-week Peeragogy Accelerator! Bring your collaborative project to the hive and well, _accelerate_ it! *Details* Cycle: 8 weeks on, 4 weeks off; 8 weeks on, etc. First quarter started June 2, 2014 (_join any time_) Cost: Free!  (Optional infrastructure fee/donation) Medium: Hangouts (or Unhangouts or _chatb.org_) Time: 1PM US EDT (6 PM UTC) Accelerator materials adapted from https://archive.org/details/TheOpenBook / http://peeragogy.org/peeragogy-in-action/  See these pages for details. Weekly Preamble 1) Review what was supposed to happen; 2) Establish what is happening; 3) Determine what’s right and wrong with what we are doing; 4) What did we learn or change? 5) What else should we change going forward? *Week 2 (June 9)* – Roles, patterns and anti-patterns that emerge in our projects. We'll start an annotated, collaborative list. *Week 1 (June 2)* – We set the initial challenge and started building a framework for accountability and participation. Further details: http://commonsabundance.net/groups/peeragogy/ http://peeragogy.org/peeragogy-in-action/Peeragogy Accelerator: Week 2 - Roles, patterns and anti-patterns2014-06-09 19:15:0011  
Reinventors Network810,257Here's a really hard problem that Larry Lessig is not sure how to solve: "Let's assume we've got a fundamentally corrupt government, in the precise sense that the dependence upon "funders" corrupts the intended dependence upon "the people alone," and that too many within that system are too deeply connected to it to push for its change. That means any effective movement for change has got to come from the outside. How would a grassroots movement in the Internet Age create the pressure such a change would require? How would the people who brought the Internet to scale tackle this problem?" Joining Larry in his effort is a veritable who's who of internet know-how, the folks who have built & scaled networks for change: internet pioneer Tim O'Reilly, Change.org Founder Ben Rattray, Moveon.org Executive Director Anna Galland, VC Brad Burnham, Executive Producer of TED Media June Cohen, Bram Cohen, creator of BitTorrent, and Markos Moulitsas, Founder of Daily Kos. Reinvent Money in Politics2013-07-11 20:00:00193  

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Andrey Mashnich105,731Good morning/evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle....  #ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother 2013-12-26 09:51:52408441990
Nothing but Circles8,892Welcome to +Nothing but Circles   Note:  If you have been shared in  this circle before, you will not be included in another. The circle is of people that just started following our page and every welcome circle will have different people in them.PLEASE take the time to read the about page, I will not answer any questions that have already been answered on the about page.The Welcome circles will be larger than normal until I get caught up...2013-02-08 15:21:10500201034
Grow Your Community273Whether you have a Google+ Community, personal profile or page +Grow Your Community is here to help you reach out to new people.Follow +Grow Your Community and share this circle now to Public, your Community or both!And you'll be in it tomorrow. It's that easy! :)+1 and comment to be sure you don't get missed!#circleshare   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle http://goo.gl/M48qJ #sharedpubliccircles   #circlesharing   #publiccircle  2012-12-10 14:14:43169585477
Marilyn Fenn9,388My Top 100Just sharing the top 100 people with whom I interact (or who interact with me; not sure which way it goes).  I left out pages, and oops - accidentally deleted some pages from my permanent mega circle.  Did I lose you?And should you be here?  ;)2012-07-24 02:30:531012008
Nikon Shooters4,304Nikon Shooters Circle 2We only share one circle at a time, since you can only add 500 people per day to your circles. Once we've shared them all, we start the rotation again at Circle 1. The Nikon Shooters Circles and Page continues to grow. We now have over 4,000 members! There are currently 10 Nikon Shooter circles. There's a 500 person for adding people to your circles each day, so we've limited the circles to 450 each so they're easy to share and to add to your circles.To be included one of the Nikon Shooter circles, you must first add the Nikon Shooters page to your circles. (That's a G+ rule for pages, a page cannot add you to their circles unless they're already in your circles.) Once you do that, you'll be added to our circles on our next update.The page can be found here: https://plus.google.com/b/114191697554873400049/114191697554873400049Once you circle that page, you'll be added to the Nikon Shooter circles during our next update. #Nikon, #Photography , #Camera2012-04-02 19:29:13449006
Nikon Shooters3,572Nikon Shooters Circle 2The Nikon Shooters Circles and Page continues to grow. We now have over 3,000 members! There are currently 8 Nikon Shooter circles. There's a 500 person for adding people to your circles each day, so we've limited the circles to 450 each so they're easy to share and to add to your circles. There's no difference between any of the circles.To be included one of the Nikon Shooter circles, you must first add the Nikon Shooters page to your circles. (That's a G+ rule for pages, a page cannot add you to their circles unless they're already in your circles.) Once you do that, you'll be added to our circles.The page can be found here: https://plus.google.com/b/114191697554873400049/114191697554873400049Once you circle that page, you'll be added to the Nikon Shooter circles. #Nikon, #Photography , #Camera2012-03-14 14:21:47452091
Nikon Shooters2,979Nikon Shooters Circle 2The Nikon Shooters Circles and Page continues to grow. We now have over 2800 members! There are now 6 Nikon Shooter circles. There's a 500 person for adding people to your circles each day, so we've limited the circles to 450 each so they're easy to share and to add to your circles. There's no difference between any of the circles.To be included one of the Nikon Shooter circles, you must first add the Nikon Shooters page to your circles. (That's a G+ rule for pages, a page cannot add you to their circles unless they're already in your circles.) Once you do that, you'll be added to our circles.The page can be found here: https://plus.google.com/b/114191697554873400049/114191697554873400049Once you circle that page, you'll be added to the Nikon Shooter circles. Since you can't add 2800 people to your circles at once, we publish the circles on a one circle per day basis. After they've all been published, we start the rotation again.2012-02-24 01:03:17450104
Nikon Shooters1,451Circle 2 of The Nikon Shooters Circle and Page. We now have over 1400 members! There are now 4 circles, since there's a 500 person adding people each day, so we've limited the circles to 450 each to try and avoid problems. There's no difference between the circles, just a way to keep them all under 500 members each so they're easy to share and add to your circles.To be included in this circle, you must first add the Nikon Shooters page to your circles. (That's a G+ rule for pages, a page cannot add you to their circles unless they're already in your circles.)The page can be found here: https://plus.google.com/b/114191697554873400049/114191697554873400049Once you circle that page, you'll be added to the Nikon Shooter circles. #Nikon, #Photography, #Camera2012-01-22 01:49:23450003
Nikon Shooters1,262Circle 2 of The Nikon Shooters Circle and Page. We now have over 1250 members! There are now 3 circles, since there's a 500 person limit on sharing circles. There's no difference between the circles, just a way to keep them all under 500 members each so they're easy to share.To be included in this circle, you must first add the Nikon Shooters page to your circles. (That's a G+ rule for pages, a page cannot add you to their circles unless they're already in your circles.)The page can be found here: https://plus.google.com/b/114191697554873400049/114191697554873400049Once you circle that page, you'll be added to the Nikon Shooter circles. #Nikon, #Photography, #Camera2012-01-14 18:13:07476033
Nikon Shooters935Circle 2 of The New Nikon Shooters Circle and Page. We now have over 900 members! I'll be starting circle #3 real soon, since there's a 500 person limit on sharing circles. There's no difference between the circles, just a way to keep them all under 500 members each so they're easy to share.To be included in this circle, you must first add the Nikon Shooters page to your circles. (That's a G+ rule for pages) The page can be found here: https://plus.google.com/b/114191697554873400049/114191697554873400049#Nikon, #Photography, #Camera2012-01-05 14:56:17436423

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21C Platforms: Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs)

Generativity
"A quality of a complex adaptive living system from which its participants draws an independent/interdependent ability to create, generate or produce new content, context, intentionality, meaning, impact and value unique to that system."
-- John Kellden riffing on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generativity


"For the first time in history we have new means to make that jump from non-cooperative to cooperative states. Using Decentralized Applications we can incentivize early adopters of new behaviors and cause a snowball effect. We offer users financial tokens (e.g. cryptocurrency). Final step is to tie up the tokens with the desired behavior. Then, as soon as you reach critical mass, you have made the jump to a cooperative state for a large enough number... more »

21C Platforms: Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs)

Generativity
"A quality of a complex adaptive living system from which its participants draws an independent/interdependent ability to create, generate or produce new content, context, intentionality, meaning, impact and value unique to that system."
-- John Kellden riffing on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generativity


"For the first time in history we have new means to make that jump from non-cooperative to cooperative states. Using Decentralized Applications we can incentivize early adopters of new behaviors and cause a snowball effect. We offer users financial tokens (e.g. cryptocurrency). Final step is to tie up the tokens with the desired behavior. Then, as soon as you reach critical mass, you have made the jump to a cooperative state for a large enough number of people."
-- +Mathijs Koenraadt    http://goo.gl/mxp2fD


"Earlier this week I met with +Matan Field - he is building on top of Ethereum into the DAO space. I strongly suspect that someone will hit this and it will result in huge chunks of the existing economy (particularly the financial services industry) being absorbed into DAOs."
-- +Jordan Greenhall   http://goo.gl/BzyXpk    +Bonnitta Roy 


Ethereum
A Next-Generation Smart Contract and Decentralized Application Platform
https://github.com/ethereum/wiki/wiki/White-Paper


Scaling human cooperation
"An overview of the models that are at the foundation of the La`Zooz project . Those foundations can be used in any future projects that would like to harvest the potential of large-scale human cooperation networks."
-- +Matan Field    +La'Zooz 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXFIj6YH1VI


Image:   Moebius and  +Joachim Stroh    http://goo.gl/OX6LSb___

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So perhaps Fred Hoyle wasn't a crackpot....

So perhaps Fred Hoyle wasn't a crackpot....___

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2015-03-21 18:12:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I could get used to that :)
https://i.imgur.com/jiGkG.jpg

I could get used to that :)
https://i.imgur.com/jiGkG.jpg___

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Give presence.

#thoughtoftheday

Give presence.

#thoughtoftheday___

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John Coltrane © Photo by Jim Marshall
 “Ballads” Recording Session, Rudy Van Gelder’s Studio, New Jersey 1963

“You can play a shoestring if you’re sincere.” John Coltrane

John Coltrane © Photo by Jim Marshall
 “Ballads” Recording Session, Rudy Van Gelder’s Studio, New Jersey 1963

“You can play a shoestring if you’re sincere.” John Coltrane___

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2015-03-21 17:51:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Love Sensemaking, thx for the post.

21C Design: Sensemaker Toolkit

Through a lens of deliverables, strategic outcome:

transforming practice

Eg, a team, a business, an organisation, is at point A and would benefit from wayfinding paths that would help them move to B.

One of the many benefits would include rendering visible, what is often kept tacit and referred to as "culture".

cc
+Ishan Shapiro  +Benjamin Brownell 

Image:   http://metamaps.cc/maps/1476___Love Sensemaking, thx for the post.

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little dancers


member of www.besttopphotographer.com
+BestTopPhotographer +Rinus Bakker +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page) +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo 
#btpmacropro  +BTP Macro Pro +Rinus Bakker +Nancy Dempsey +Kenny Jones 
#photomaniagermany  +Photo Mania Germany +Nicole Gruber +Sandra Deichmann +dietmar rogacki +Markus Landsmann 
#themagicoflight  +The Magic of Light +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein 
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional  +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional 
#macroaddict  +MacroAddict 
#soothingphotography  +Soothing Photography 

little dancers


member of www.besttopphotographer.com
+BestTopPhotographer +Rinus Bakker +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page) +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo 
#btpmacropro  +BTP Macro Pro +Rinus Bakker +Nancy Dempsey +Kenny Jones 
#photomaniagermany  +Photo Mania Germany +Nicole Gruber +Sandra Deichmann +dietmar rogacki +Markus Landsmann 
#themagicoflight  +The Magic of Light +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein 
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional  +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional 
#macroaddict  +MacroAddict 
#soothingphotography  +Soothing Photography ___

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Patterns in the sand - DarkElf Photography www.darkelfphotography.com
Sand dunes stretch as far as the eye can see just south of the Pinnacles Desert in Western 

Patterns in the sand - DarkElf Photography www.darkelfphotography.com
Sand dunes stretch as far as the eye can see just south of the Pinnacles Desert in Western ___

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Paul Klee  Adam and Little Eve, 1921

Paul Klee  Adam and Little Eve, 1921___

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"Teams of young mappers and adult facilitators spend roughly 45 days traversing their slums. They learn the shape of their neighborhood, how streets interconnect (or don't), and the the density of homes there. This information becomes the map's skeleton. Then, they fill in the specifics."

"They stake out what's needed through the eyes of children—where underserved public areas could become play spaces, where trash bins could be added in an area they regularly see littered with filth. Their ideal neighborhood is drawn and detailed onto the map. Then, after it's complete, leaders from the child clubs present their work to local officials."

"Teams of young mappers and adult facilitators spend roughly 45 days traversing their slums. They learn the shape of their neighborhood, how streets interconnect (or don't), and the the density of homes there. This information becomes the map's skeleton. Then, they fill in the specifics."

"They stake out what's needed through the eyes of children—where underserved public areas could become play spaces, where trash bins could be added in an area they regularly see littered with filth. Their ideal neighborhood is drawn and detailed onto the map. Then, after it's complete, leaders from the child clubs present their work to local officials."___

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DRM-technology should not be forced upon academics #BlockReadcube  

DRM-technology should not be forced upon academics #BlockReadcube  ___

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NYTimes: Solar Eclipse and Supermoon Have Europe Energy Providers Watchful
http://nyti.ms/1H8quq3

NYTimes: Solar Eclipse and Supermoon Have Europe Energy Providers Watchful
http://nyti.ms/1H8quq3___

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Jean-Léon Gérôme

Jean-Léon Gérôme___

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I wonder what they mean by soon? 1 year? 3 years? 5 years? - Inevitably?

I wonder what they mean by soon? 1 year? 3 years? 5 years? - Inevitably?___

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John Coltrane playing Alice’s harp

John Coltrane playing Alice’s harp___

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Posture Can Affect Infant Memory and Learning

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/neurobotics-learning-posture-1863/.

An Indiana University cognitive scientist and collaborators have found that posture is critical in the early stages of acquiring new knowledge.

The research is in PLOS ONE. (full open access)

Research: "Posture Affects How Robots and Infants Map Words to Objects" by Anthony F. Morse, Viridian L. Benitez, Tony Belpaeme, Angelo Cangelosi, and Linda B. Smith in PLOS ONE doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0116012

Image: A robot is taught to distinguish between two objects as part of the research on the effect of body posture on infant learning. Image credit: University of Plymouth.

#learning   #memory   #robotics  

Posture Can Affect Infant Memory and Learning

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/neurobotics-learning-posture-1863/.

An Indiana University cognitive scientist and collaborators have found that posture is critical in the early stages of acquiring new knowledge.

The research is in PLOS ONE. (full open access)

Research: "Posture Affects How Robots and Infants Map Words to Objects" by Anthony F. Morse, Viridian L. Benitez, Tony Belpaeme, Angelo Cangelosi, and Linda B. Smith in PLOS ONE doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0116012

Image: A robot is taught to distinguish between two objects as part of the research on the effect of body posture on infant learning. Image credit: University of Plymouth.

#learning   #memory   #robotics  ___

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If the FCC lets Big Entertainment get special treatment from ISPs, the net neutrality rules are just about meaningless.

If the FCC lets Big Entertainment get special treatment from ISPs, the net neutrality rules are just about meaningless.___

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Positive ways forward - +John Kellden thought you might enjoy.

Positive ways forward - +John Kellden thought you might enjoy.___

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An Improved Design for Cheaply Turning a Smartphone Into a Powerful Microscope

An Improved Design for Cheaply Turning a Smartphone Into a Powerful Microscope___

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Ping-Pong Go Round, A Completely Round Table Tennis Court Made Up of 15 Standard Tables

Ping-Pong Go Round, A Completely Round Table Tennis Court Made Up of 15 Standard Tables___

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Watch this video, then ask yourself if you still think this place started 6,000 years ago just for our nighttime navigational needs.

Watch this video, then ask yourself if you still think this place started 6,000 years ago just for our nighttime navigational needs.___

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It's a relatively lengthy piece, but quite interesting. A very good read, so if you have the time, enjoy with your morning cup of coffee or something. :)

#JaneGoodall #conservation  

It's a relatively lengthy piece, but quite interesting. A very good read, so if you have the time, enjoy with your morning cup of coffee or something. :)

#JaneGoodall #conservation  ___

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Bebionic3
Welcome to the 21st century where the phones are smart, the computers are tiny, and the limbs are bionic. RSL Steeper’s new bebionic3 hand is the newest incarnation of the company’s prosthetic. Capable of holding up to 99 lbs and sensitive enough to write, the hand is controlled through sensors in the user’s skin. The hand is able to form 14 different grips, greatly improving upon the old hook and pincer models of yesteryear.

The world of artificial limbs is quickly catching up to realm science fiction. The bebionic3 from RSL Steeper is an incredibly advanced piece of technology that uses a wireless chip and sensors from the wearer’s skin to move an aluminum hand. Able to form itself into multiple grips, it can hold up to 99 lbs and yet is also able to manipulate a pen or operate a mouse.

The bebionic3 costs between $25,000-35,000 depending on accompanyingsoftwar... more »

Bebionic3
Welcome to the 21st century where the phones are smart, the computers are tiny, and the limbs are bionic. RSL Steeper’s new bebionic3 hand is the newest incarnation of the company’s prosthetic. Capable of holding up to 99 lbs and sensitive enough to write, the hand is controlled through sensors in the user’s skin. The hand is able to form 14 different grips, greatly improving upon the old hook and pincer models of yesteryear.

The world of artificial limbs is quickly catching up to realm science fiction. The bebionic3 from RSL Steeper is an incredibly advanced piece of technology that uses a wireless chip and sensors from the wearer’s skin to move an aluminum hand. Able to form itself into multiple grips, it can hold up to 99 lbs and yet is also able to manipulate a pen or operate a mouse.

The bebionic3 costs between $25,000-35,000 depending on accompanying software.

Watch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzgAbYdbn_8

Know more:
http://bebionic.com/

Article:
http://inhabitat.com/the-bebionic3-prosthetic-hand-is-powerful-enough-to-hold-99-pounds-and-sensitive-enough-to-use-a-pen/

#bebionic   #scitech   #bioniclimbs  ___

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So three engineering physics students at the University of British Columbia in Canada have invented the ProtoCycler, a device that can grind up all kinds of waste plastic into a beautiful clean spool of plastic filament that can be used in a 3D printer. We're talking anything - plastic bottles, 3D-printing cut-offs, takeaway food containers. If your kids leave their LEGOs out one too many times for you to tread on with your bare feet... throw them in too. It works just like a juicer, which you can see in the video below.

"We were concerned about the amount of plastic waste generated in our engineering projects, so we looked for a way to recycle that plastic back into usable filament," one of the team, Dennon Oosterman, said in a press release.

Not only is this great for the environment, but the team says it will save you a fortune in filament costs for your 3D printing.... more »

So three engineering physics students at the University of British Columbia in Canada have invented the ProtoCycler, a device that can grind up all kinds of waste plastic into a beautiful clean spool of plastic filament that can be used in a 3D printer. We're talking anything - plastic bottles, 3D-printing cut-offs, takeaway food containers. If your kids leave their LEGOs out one too many times for you to tread on with your bare feet... throw them in too. It works just like a juicer, which you can see in the video below.

"We were concerned about the amount of plastic waste generated in our engineering projects, so we looked for a way to recycle that plastic back into usable filament," one of the team, Dennon Oosterman, said in a press release.

Not only is this great for the environment, but the team says it will save you a fortune in filament costs for your 3D printing. They say a kilogram spool of filament produced by the ProtoCycler will cost you nothing if you BYO waste plastic, and if you buy their special plastic pellets, it's just $5. The cheapest store-bought spool starts at $30. Plus their device offers a much wider range of colour options than the ready-made spools you buy.

The device isn't cheap at $699, but it's basically like buying a device that cheaply produces ink to use in your regular printer. ...Someone please invent that immediately...

The team hopes that the ProtoCycler will be something schools invest in so their students can go absolutely nuts on their 3D printers without the environment or their school's budget having a total heart attack. "Schools are including 3D printing as part of their science and technology curriculum, but the cost of having each student try a project can quickly become unaffordable," Oosterman says. "With ProtoCycler, the students can try over and over until it's perfect, nearly for free, without harming the environment."

That last part in particular sounds so good. ___

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The future in drug treatment for disease is here now

The future in drug treatment for disease is here now___

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2015-03-15 17:21:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Quick. Which two non-Google apps have surpassed 1 billion Android installations?

You'll see one on the headline grab below. There is another. 

http://venturebeat.com/2015/03/12/whatsapp-becomes-the-second-non-google-app-to-hit-1-billion-installs-on-android/

Quick. Which two non-Google apps have surpassed 1 billion Android installations?

You'll see one on the headline grab below. There is another. 

http://venturebeat.com/2015/03/12/whatsapp-becomes-the-second-non-google-app-to-hit-1-billion-installs-on-android/___

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2015-03-14 14:35:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

"Satoshi is a modern day Prometheus, he stole fire from the gods and gave it to the people".  An interesting analogy comparing decentralised peer to peer cryptocurrencies to sovereign state currencies.

"Satoshi is a modern day Prometheus, he stole fire from the gods and gave it to the people".  An interesting analogy comparing decentralised peer to peer cryptocurrencies to sovereign state currencies.___

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2015-03-14 14:28:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Street art in Paderborn, Germany.
Photo by Lukas Lima-One via SAIG.

Street art in Paderborn, Germany.
Photo by Lukas Lima-One via SAIG.___

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2015-03-14 14:26:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Into the Light
Vatnajokull Glacier, Iceland

This ice cave lies at the base of Vatnajokull. The huge glacier occupies 8% of the island and covers several volcanoes like the one that erupted in 2011. The person standing in the opening is fellow photographer, Alistair Wilson of Alistair Wilson Photography.

#landscapephotography   #landscapephoto   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #europe   #iceland   #europeanphotography   #icelandphotography   #winter   #ice   #glacier   #cave  

Into the Light
Vatnajokull Glacier, Iceland

This ice cave lies at the base of Vatnajokull. The huge glacier occupies 8% of the island and covers several volcanoes like the one that erupted in 2011. The person standing in the opening is fellow photographer, Alistair Wilson of Alistair Wilson Photography.

#landscapephotography   #landscapephoto   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #europe   #iceland   #europeanphotography   #icelandphotography   #winter   #ice   #glacier   #cave  ___

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2015-03-13 17:23:02 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2015-03-09 21:29:04 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Many applications.

Chuck Jones’ 9 Rules For Drawing Road Runner Cartoons. #1. The Road Runner cannot harm the Coyote except by going "meep, meep."  ___Many applications.

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2015-03-09 21:27:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

After 3 Years And $64M In Seed Funding, Onshape Launches The Mother Of All Products

Onshape, which launched in public beta today, is an eye-popping product. Product designers can now edit and share their CAD designs across computers, and even more amazingly, across devices. All in the browser. All in real-time.

Onshape provides what is essentially a GitHub for CAD interface to its users. Users can now easily branch a product in different directions, and later merge their edits back together. John McEleney, another founder of the startup and a former head of Solidworks, said that in the past, “If they work on the wrong files, people only realize it much later when then manufacture them.” Such mistakes could have real financial and timeline consequences for companies racing to get products to market.

After 3 Years And $64M In Seed Funding, Onshape Launches The Mother Of All Products

Onshape, which launched in public beta today, is an eye-popping product. Product designers can now edit and share their CAD designs across computers, and even more amazingly, across devices. All in the browser. All in real-time.

Onshape provides what is essentially a GitHub for CAD interface to its users. Users can now easily branch a product in different directions, and later merge their edits back together. John McEleney, another founder of the startup and a former head of Solidworks, said that in the past, “If they work on the wrong files, people only realize it much later when then manufacture them.” Such mistakes could have real financial and timeline consequences for companies racing to get products to market.___

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2015-03-09 14:44:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

::: Gorgeous #wildlife #photography
by: Lukas Holas at: http://goo.gl/CxR4QH

“Portraits of Animals“, a beautiful series of black and white photographs taken by Lukas Holas, a photographer from the Czech Republic, who offers us some powerful and fascinating animal portraits.
His love and admiration for animals radiates clearly through each and every powerful close-up.

::: Read More at: http://goo.gl/CxR4QH

::: Gorgeous #wildlife #photography
by: Lukas Holas at: http://goo.gl/CxR4QH

“Portraits of Animals“, a beautiful series of black and white photographs taken by Lukas Holas, a photographer from the Czech Republic, who offers us some powerful and fascinating animal portraits.
His love and admiration for animals radiates clearly through each and every powerful close-up.

::: Read More at: http://goo.gl/CxR4QH___

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2015-03-09 14:44:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

On The Fly

Homer Eagles ... Homer Alaska

On The Fly

Homer Eagles ... Homer Alaska___

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2015-03-09 03:17:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2015-03-09 03:17:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper___

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2015-03-09 03:07:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Google's vice president -- the great and mighty and dapper Vint Cerf -- has warned internet users to print out treasured photographs or risk losing them.  Digital storage has ballooned, mostly for the good, but the media for storage has grown ever more volatile and -- well -- unreliable. This was made worse by the retirement of optical drives (though CDs and DVDs did have their own longer-term problems.)

In what may be an historical tragedy of mis-timed technology, the Flash Memory revolution came (I believe) just one year too early! If my old Hughes Aircraft office mate Eli Harari had founded San Disk just 12 months later, we would have had an interim storage technology of real value, that at least a few of us would have leaped to buy!

I am talking about BLUE RAY read-write drives, capable of storing up to 100 gigabytes in non-volatile - though still somewhat perishable – form.Th... more »

Google's vice president -- the great and mighty and dapper Vint Cerf -- has warned internet users to print out treasured photographs or risk losing them.  Digital storage has ballooned, mostly for the good, but the media for storage has grown ever more volatile and -- well -- unreliable. This was made worse by the retirement of optical drives (though CDs and DVDs did have their own longer-term problems.)

In what may be an historical tragedy of mis-timed technology, the Flash Memory revolution came (I believe) just one year too early! If my old Hughes Aircraft office mate Eli Harari had founded San Disk just 12 months later, we would have had an interim storage technology of real value, that at least a few of us would have leaped to buy!

I am talking about BLUE RAY read-write drives, capable of storing up to 100 gigabytes in non-volatile - though still somewhat perishable – form. These were in the offing. They would have replaced onboard DVD-RW drives in laptops and desk-tops.  I’d have loved to have that, as one more storage option. Alas.

In any event, Vint raises a good point. (He was speaking at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual conference in San Jose, California… where I also was on the program, talking about the Search for ET Intelligence: SETI.  Having dinner with Vint was the highlight of the weekend.) We should be researching strongly non-volatile memories, such as I depicted in EARTH. Hard-etched storage systems that can be relied upon, for decades, even centuries or more.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/11410506/Print-out-digital-photos-or-risk-losing-them-Google-boss-warns.html___

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2015-03-09 03:03:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Bolt poetry
https://www.behance.net/gallery/23347407/Bolt-poetry

Very cool

Bolt poetry
https://www.behance.net/gallery/23347407/Bolt-poetry

Very cool___

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2015-03-09 03:03:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Well worth a read, Thx Dan.

I seem to have stuck a chord with my piece 10 days ago on weaning myself off Microsoft, Apple, Google et al. It's nearing 200,000 views. In case you missed it:___Well worth a read, Thx Dan.

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2015-02-24 04:37:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Dynasphere:  A monowheel vehicle design patented in 1930

Dynasphere:  A monowheel vehicle design patented in 1930___

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2015-02-12 15:24:07 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Data, data everywhere...

h/t +Lee Odden

Data, data everywhere...

h/t +Lee Odden___

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2015-02-12 15:18:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

木片アート

The wood chip sculptures 

木片アート

The wood chip sculptures ___

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2015-02-10 16:32:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Good Golly Miss Molly!

I feel like Alice stepping through the looking glass! I have been to Facebook and returned home. It certainly does look and feel like another foreign animal over there. Guess it is what your used to sometimes. 

I understand the need for considered opinion to happen there, same as here so I thought I would put out a request that anyone that is also on Facebook please join John over there. To entice you I will add that you can actually see a SMILING +John Kellden ! Yes it is true, John does smile! Give him a thumbs up, friend him and others in the community. I did. 

Oh, and speaking of photo's. If you hurry you can see a terrible one of me. I am going to change it just as soon as I get my daughter to tell me how to do it so it won't be there forever. : )

In the meantime, there's no place like home, and I am so glad to be backAu... more »

Good Golly Miss Molly!

I feel like Alice stepping through the looking glass! I have been to Facebook and returned home. It certainly does look and feel like another foreign animal over there. Guess it is what your used to sometimes. 

I understand the need for considered opinion to happen there, same as here so I thought I would put out a request that anyone that is also on Facebook please join John over there. To entice you I will add that you can actually see a SMILING +John Kellden ! Yes it is true, John does smile! Give him a thumbs up, friend him and others in the community. I did. 

Oh, and speaking of photo's. If you hurry you can see a terrible one of me. I am going to change it just as soon as I get my daughter to tell me how to do it so it won't be there forever. : )

In the meantime, there's no place like home, and I am so glad to be back Auntie Em.

[An original pair of ruby slippers used in The Wizard of Oz, on display at the Smithsonian Institute]___

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2015-02-10 16:30:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Petras Repšys’ fresco The Seasons of the Year (painted in 1976-1984) with motifs from Baltic mythology at the Centre of Lithuanian Studies, Vilnius University. This is a combination of tree photos edited in Lightroom and stacked on top of each other in Photoshop. At the top you see the ceiling above me.


✨🔴 You can order  prints of my photos in many formats and finishes on my webshop on Crated:   http://goo.gl/E0VpPi  🔴✨ 

✨🔴 You can still  order  an unique print  (no reprints will ever be made) of any of my photos here at Google+ as well as this photo. This is until the first sale on Crated. If it is sold there it is too late. :-)  Read here how to order http://litho2u.com/pick-a-photo-from-google 🔴✨

Best seen big! Please reshare if  you like it :-) Feel free to plus mention me (you can write +PalBorsting and choose thepop-up no need for å and ø) in y... more »

Petras Repšys’ fresco The Seasons of the Year (painted in 1976-1984) with motifs from Baltic mythology at the Centre of Lithuanian Studies, Vilnius University. This is a combination of tree photos edited in Lightroom and stacked on top of each other in Photoshop. At the top you see the ceiling above me.


✨🔴 You can order  prints of my photos in many formats and finishes on my webshop on Crated:   http://goo.gl/E0VpPi  🔴✨ 

✨🔴 You can still  order  an unique print  (no reprints will ever be made) of any of my photos here at Google+ as well as this photo. This is until the first sale on Crated. If it is sold there it is too late. :-)  Read here how to order http://litho2u.com/pick-a-photo-from-google 🔴✨

Best seen big! Please reshare if  you like it :-) Feel free to plus mention me (you can write +PalBorsting and choose the pop-up no need for å and ø) in your post. Then I will come by and thank you.
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Best seen big! Please reshare if you like it :-) Feel free to plus mention me (you can write +PalBorsting and choose the pop-up no need for å and ø) in your post. Then I will come by and thank you.

Not HDR. Edited in Lightroom only, no extra plug-ins.  Se my profile for description of my method for edits. I have no predefined rules for the final result as to realism. I can go for realism sometimes, my feelings for the subject at other times which might or might not come out close to reality. Total fantasy is not foreign too me either. I consider myself as much or more a photo editor than a photographer. Read my About page here on Google+ and you will understand why I hope.

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2015-02-10 16:30:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Brain marker hints at depression, anxiety years later

From the initial 753 participants who were scanned, nearly 200 completed the online surveys an average of two years, and as long as four years, after the scan. In these individuals, the more reactive the amygdala was at the study's start, the more severe their symptoms of anxiety or depression in response to stressful events they encountered after scanning.

Importantly, the participants who had an overzealous amygdala but who had not experienced recent stress did not show these elevations in symptoms.

"To find that a single measure of the brain can tell us something important about a person's psychological vulnerability to stress up to four years later is really remarkable and novel," said Hariri, a professor of psychology and neuroscience and a member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences.

Brain marker hints at depression, anxiety years later

From the initial 753 participants who were scanned, nearly 200 completed the online surveys an average of two years, and as long as four years, after the scan. In these individuals, the more reactive the amygdala was at the study's start, the more severe their symptoms of anxiety or depression in response to stressful events they encountered after scanning.

Importantly, the participants who had an overzealous amygdala but who had not experienced recent stress did not show these elevations in symptoms.

"To find that a single measure of the brain can tell us something important about a person's psychological vulnerability to stress up to four years later is really remarkable and novel," said Hariri, a professor of psychology and neuroscience and a member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences.___

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2015-02-09 19:07:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

"THe Storm"     「嵐」
Pierre Auguste Cot (17 February 1837 – 2 August 1883) was a French painter of the Academic Classicism school. Age at death 46 years old.

"THe Storm"     「嵐」
Pierre Auguste Cot (17 February 1837 – 2 August 1883) was a French painter of the Academic Classicism school. Age at death 46 years old.___

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2015-02-09 16:23:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

The Attention Machine http://trib.al/mZjhque

The Attention Machine http://trib.al/mZjhque___

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2015-02-06 16:41:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Absolutely fascinating exploration of the microbiome of a city.

For those who don't know what the microbiome is, the article defines it with some interesting statistics:

"Typically, every person is home to about a hundred trillion microbial cells bearing five million different genes, totaling about 5 pounds of micro-organisms per person. Indeed, microbes in and on the body outnumber human cells about 10 to one.

“You are a minority party in the democracy of the body,” Dr. Mason said.

"The body’s collection of microbes, called the microbiome, influences health in ways that researchers are only beginning to understand. They may be key to proper digestion, vitamin synthesis and brain function, new research suggests. Changes among the millions of microbes living in the human stomach also may promote obesity, trigger ulcers or affect how well a fluvacci... more »

Absolutely fascinating exploration of the microbiome of a city.

For those who don't know what the microbiome is, the article defines it with some interesting statistics:

"Typically, every person is home to about a hundred trillion microbial cells bearing five million different genes, totaling about 5 pounds of micro-organisms per person. Indeed, microbes in and on the body outnumber human cells about 10 to one.

“You are a minority party in the democracy of the body,” Dr. Mason said.

"The body’s collection of microbes, called the microbiome, influences health in ways that researchers are only beginning to understand. They may be key to proper digestion, vitamin synthesis and brain function, new research suggests. Changes among the millions of microbes living in the human stomach also may promote obesity, trigger ulcers or affect how well a flu vaccine works."

The article describes a research project to explore signs of this microbiome expressed on surfaces throughout the NYC subways.

My two favorite quotes:

“A city is like an organism,” said IBM Corp. computational biologist Robert Prill, who is among those at the company investigating ways to better collect and analyze these immense new public-health genome databases. “It has a circulating system consisting of the movement of people.”

and

“We know next to nothing about the ecology of urban environments,” said evolutionary biologist Jonathan Eisen at the University of California at Davis. “How will we know if there is something abnormal if we don’t know what normal is?”___

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2015-02-02 18:41:56 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

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