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Landscape Photography Community9,141*Landscape Photography Community:  Fog / Mist* *Dig out your best foggy or misty landscape photograph and share it to the event!!* *General Rules* 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community (LPC)!!  Please circle the @106632923256517196664 page. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a photograph suitable for the Landscape Photography Community and contain an element of fog or mist. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, September 15, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest. 9) Technical Requirements: Enable "sharing" on your photo.  If it receives honors, we want to be able to share it!!  Enable "comments" on your photo.  We want to say how great it is!!  Enable "plus ones" so anyone can give it a big plus!!LPC Contest #22: Fog/Mist2014-09-08 22:00:00581  
NovoPulp1,259Yes it is finally here! @107781032288819724254 (aka +#G+SF Anthologies), though @104121833908982880351 - Press Division, has published their first book: *_NovoPulp 2013/2014 Anthology._*  http://www.NovoPulp.com/store  To celebrate we are having a Launch Party HOA. SATURDAY 29th OF MARCH 2014 EST: 19:00 GMT: 23:00 SUNDAY 30th of MARCH 2014 CET: 00:00 AEDT: 10:00 READINGS FROM: @101942254766672606204  @108429362865809614439  OTHER GUESTS INCLUDE: @111830327627461921997  For those who don't know here is a little synopsis on the NovoPulp project: _Let’s bring back the best days of Pulp: Fiction written by and for those who love the genre. Pushing boundaries, asking the questions, demanding the answers, and even providing some._ _We collect, anthologise, and produce one volume a year of the very best Speculative Fiction that G+ can provide. All comers are welcome – we want everyone to have the chance to put their ideas before the world, to be the one who saw what the rest of us didn’t – or wouldn’t – and so change the world..._ *If you enjoy speculative fiction and great artwork you are in for a treat.* Even if you can't attend the HOA, if you can spread the word about the event or the book we would really appreciate it. You can find images and code for your website here: http://www.NovoPulp.com/spread-the-word To those that can make it please join us at the first NovoPulp Launch Party HOA this weekend (the 29th/30th of March 2014 - depending on your timezone). Notification Notice: If you were notified it is because you have circled the @107781032288819724254 (aka +#G+SF Anthology) page. We endeavour to keep these notifications to an absolute minimum, but if you would like to be removed or added to our notification circle please let us know. If you would like to be notified more frequently of NovoPulp news then please subscribe to our newsletter (http://eepurl.com/C_-Qf) or join our public Google+ community (https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115593955852120500953).    Thank you for all your support over the last two years :DNovoPulp 2013/2014 Anthology Launch Party HOA2014-03-30 00:00:0033  
Charles Strebor (Rantz)22,714Getting in early so as many people as possible can book their calendars for a wonderful afternoon and evening of poi training (plain, LED, fire and any other types available) followed by a night of fire and other light play. Please bring any poi that you may have - if you don't have them, you can order them on this link: http://www.homeofpoi.com/?friend=Rantz23 - you'll get a discount and I'll get a few credits. http://rantz.me/?p=5053 Poi Training and Fire Play2014-03-09 16:00:0037  
The Weather Channel2,964,169*Upload your photos to this Event on 9/19 or using the #sunsetday hashtag in a public post to celebrate #sunsetday!* Join us for an exciting 24-hour event as we send summer into the sunset in global fashion. We are asking our Google+ audience from around the world to grab your favorite camera on the evening of September 19 and snap your own unique sunset from your corner of the globe. We want to see all types of sunsets in a variety of settings; a city skyline, a beach resort, a beautiful countryside, a desert landscape, a dense forest. *Wherever you may be, please share/upload your sunset image with this event page on September 19.* You can also participate outside of this event page by submitting a public photo post and tagging with #sunsetday. A select number of our favorite photos will be shown on The Weather Channel and accompany a slideshow on weather.com. Other favorites will be posted and rotated through as the cover photo on both +The Weather Channel and the +Google+ Photos  Google+ page. Note: *Only photos uploaded and posted to the event page or associated with the hashtag #sunsetday on Sep 19 will be considered* We hosted two Hangouts On Air in preparation for Sunset Day. The first hangout focused on the meteorology behind sunsets including the reason behind the beautiful array of colors.  The second hangout concentrated on the art of sunset photography. Expert photographers well known to the Google+ community talked about their techniques in capturing the perfect sunset. Links to both HOA videos are posted below. *HANGOUT SCHEDULE* 1. Monday, September 9: "The Meteorology Behind Sunsets" at 11 am ET with host +Timothy Ballisty  (The Weather Channel social meteorologist). *Guests will include:* Meteorologists +Mike Bettes +Brad Panovich +Jacob Wycoff +Jonathan Erdman +Morgan Palmer +Tim Brice and +Maria LaRosa  *HOA video* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz6Zyz5FT-A 2. Thursday, September 12: "Sunset Photography" at 4 pm ET *Guests will include:* Photographers +Trey Ratcliff +Thomas Hawk +Karen Hutton and +Nicole S. Young   *HOA Video* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqgUGb0th_ASunset Day - Upload Your #SunsetDay Photo on September 192013-09-19 06:00:001299  
Peter Tom16,986You are invited to post your favorite photographs from May 1 to May 31 2013.Peter's May Exhibition Event2013-05-26 21:00:00124  
Charles Strebor (Rantz)22,714A wee photowalk.South Bank Photo Walkabout2013-05-04 17:00:0017  
Olivio Sarikas5,696One of the biggest challenges in game development is to build a community of people who are your base, your gamers, your fans, your family. But how do you get them? JOIN HANGOUT HERE: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/81583f9d8181c0a2120b71c6a736afaa4c34a80b?authuser=0&hl=enGame Dev Hangout #04: How to build a community?2013-04-27 16:00:0027  
Olivio Sarikas5,696Let´s talk about the process of designing and creating games. How to come up with  challenging mechanics, a interesting plot, a balanced game-play and entertaining action. And how to create all that into a finished game. Lot´s of questions, much to talk about. Join us :)  Find the hangout here: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/af627cfe32c7096cf291350b5bcdbf3bcbc6ad6b?authuser=0&hl=enGame Dev Hangout #03: How to design games?2013-04-20 16:00:0025  
Olivio Sarikas5,696Team Work and Crowd-sourcing are very powerful & fun tools in game development. But how are they done right? How do you find a team? And what can Crowd-sourcing be used for?Game Dev Hangout #02: How to do Team Work & Crowd-sourcing?2013-04-13 16:00:0019  
Peter Tom16,986You are invited to share as many of your images as you would like over the next week to this event. Participation is strictly opt-in.Peter Tom's Photography Exhibition2013-04-10 11:30:0078  
Olivio Sarikas5,696Let´s talk about how to organize all the different levels of Game Development. From the first ideas to managing your assets and code in a team down to license management and workflow organisation. Level: Beginner to Master - all are welcomeGame Dev Hangout: How to organize your Game Development?2013-04-06 16:00:0017  
Leigh Diprose34,022*CONDITIONS OF ENTRY* 1.  Add +Leigh Diprose  OR  +F Stop Lounge  to your circles. 2.  Be a member of the *Google+ Photographers Community*      https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115192306691687911760 3.  Enter only *ONE* photo to this event - it has to be your best photo. 4.  SHARE  this event with your circles *HOW DO I ENTER?* Follow the CONDITIONS OF ENTRY *WHAT IS THE THEME?* There is no theme. Simply enter only *ONE* of your best photos. *WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?* The Top THREE photos selected by the judges will each receive  1x Sony DSC TX20 Digital Still Camera. See the specs here: http://www.dpreview.com/products/sony/compacts/sony_dsctx20/specification *HOW WILL THE PHOTOS BE JUDGED?* There will be 10 judges. Each of the 10 judges will choose their favourite photo. The photos selected will form the finalists. The selected finalists will then be judged on a Judges Google+ Hangout and be given a score out of 100 on the following criteria - How creative, original and what the technical quality is like in the photograph. *HOW WILL THE TOP THREE PHOTOS BE CHOSEN?* The three photos that receive the highest score from the judges will be selected as the winning three photos. These three finalists will be announced LIVE on a Google+ On Air Hangout on Leigh Diprose's YouTube Channel. In the event the winner is disqualified for any reason, the photograph that received the next highest total score will be chosen as one of the winning photos. *REMEMBER TO WIN A PRIZE YOU MUST FOLLOW THE CONDITIONS OF ENTRY* (located at the top) *WHO ARE THE JUDGES?* +André Appel   +suzanne clements  +Leigh Diprose  +Joshua Fisher  +Andy Gray  +Kev Isabeth  +Don Noll  +Jack Salzke  +helen sotiriadis  +Duncan Wright  *THE LITTLE LEGAL SECTION - THE SMALL TEXT*     1.    You acknowledge that is Your responsibility for protecting your entry against image misuse by any third party. Leigh Diprose assumes no responsibility and will not be liable for any image misuse. 2.   There are no alternatives available for the prize winner. 3.   The winners photo will be published online on www.fstoplounge.com; the F Stop Lounge Google+ page, F Stop Lounge Facebook page and the Google+ Photographers Community. 4.   Photoshop and other editing techniques are allowed. 5   The prize will be sent to you within a reasonable time.  6.   Your submission must not contain content, material or any element that is unlawful, or otherwise in violation of or contrary to all applicable federal, state, provincial or local laws and regulations the laws or regulations in any state where the Photographs were created. 7. The judges have the right to disqualify anyone who submits multiple entries or is found to be cheating. Who is the sponsor of the prize? Sponsored by +Leigh Diprose Google+ Photographers Photo Competition - *To Enter Follow the Conditions of Entry below*2013-01-31 18:00:00557  
European Photo183,682Come join +European Photo  #EuropeanPhoto  and +Charles Lupica +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Manuella Betaille +Manuel Votta +Michael Muraz and +Susanne Ramharter for our first event.  Please tag your images with #EuropeanAutumn  and #EuropeanPhotography  - no other tag is needed but you can mention one or more curators if you like. This event is for sharing images that say "autumn in Europe" or "Autumn festival".  In Europe many of the biggest festivals of the year take place in September, October, and Novemeber.  In September and October there are many "harvest festivals" such as the Fete des Vendanges in Neuchatel Switzerlland or perhaps you went to the Octoberfest in Germany?  Both Europa Parc and Disneyland Paris put on extensive Halloween themes.  So this weekend, Friday to Sunday, pleass join our event and share with us your images of autumn in Europe.  We would especially like to see images that show autumn in classic European cites or landscapes, like this image of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lavaux, Switzerland. Image credit: +Charles Lupica © All rights reserved.European Color and Festivals2012-10-26 00:00:00371  
Hubble Space Telescope6,157,144A new, improved portrait of Hubble’s deepest-ever view of the universe, called the eXtreme Deep Field, or XDF, looks far away and back in time to reveal faint galaxies at one ten-billionth the brightness of what the human eye can see.  This is the culmination of 10 years of observing a patch of sky that contains thousands of far-flung galaxies. The full-color XDF image shows previously unseen galaxies as they looked in the early universe, billions of years ago. Astronomers continue studying this area of sky with Hubble. Extensive ongoing observing programs, led by Harry Teplitz and Richard Ellis at the California Institute of Technology, will allow astronomers to study the deep-field galaxies with Hubble to even greater depths in ultraviolet and infrared light prior to the launch of JWST. These new results will provide even more extraordinary views of this region of the sky and will be shared with the public in the coming months.                                Want to know more? You can participate in an online webinar and hear three key astronomers of the XDF observing team describe how they assembled the landmark observation. They will illustrate and explain what Hubble’s powerful new view tells us about the evolving universe.   Viewers can send in questions for our panel of experts to discuss. The webinar will be broadcast at 1 p.m. Thursday Sept 27. Join us here for this Google Event, or watch and leave questions at the HubbleSite YouTube Channel. (http://www.youtube.com/hubblesitechannel). You can also ask your questions in advance here in comments, and we'll pass them on to our panel. The panelists will be: Garth Illingworth, astronomer at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the principal investigator of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2009 (HUDF09) Project.   Pascal Oesch, astronomer at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is a co-investigator with the HUDF09 Project.   Dan Magee, programmer/data analyst at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is a co-investigator with the HUDF09 Project. There's some more info here: http://hudf09.ucolick.org/xdf.html #xdf  Meet the Hubble eXtreme Deep Field Observing Team2012-09-27 19:00:00435  

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2015-06-29 12:21:19 (159 comments, 35 reshares, 214 +1s)Open 

Washington (CNN) Bernie Sanders isn't satisfied with the Supreme Court's affirmation last week of President Barack Obama's health care law.

Instead, the Democratic presidential hopeful said on Sunday he wants the United States to adopt a "Medicare-for-all" single-payer health care plan.

"We need to join the rest of the industrialized world," Sanders said....

It will take a generation, at least,  before the American people learn to actually go to the doctor when they feel even a little unwell. 18 years later and I still put off the doctor way too long. lt's just ingrained. I'm not bleeding, nothing is broken, and the pain is manageable. Who needs the doctor? Well, they say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

That's just one of the hidden costs of healthcare by paycheck.

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2015-06-29 12:21:19 (159 comments, 35 reshares, 214 +1s)Open 

Washington (CNN) Bernie Sanders isn't satisfied with the Supreme Court's affirmation last week of President Barack Obama's health care law.

Instead, the Democratic presidential hopeful said on Sunday he wants the United States to adopt a "Medicare-for-all" single-payer health care plan.

"We need to join the rest of the industrialized world," Sanders said....

It will take a generation, at least,  before the American people learn to actually go to the doctor when they feel even a little unwell. 18 years later and I still put off the doctor way too long. lt's just ingrained. I'm not bleeding, nothing is broken, and the pain is manageable. Who needs the doctor? Well, they say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

That's just one of the hidden costs of healthcare by paycheck.

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2015-06-30 12:06:33 (25 comments, 14 reshares, 244 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-01 11:57:09 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

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When I interviewed Maya Angelou in 2002, she told me that the September 11 attacks of the previous year were understood differently by African Americans. “Living in a state of terror was new to many white people in America” she said. “But black people have been living in a state of terror in this country for more than 400 years.” It is that state of terror that has been laid bare these last few years.

A British journalist who lived in the USA for 12 years gives his parting thoughts.___Well worth a read.

When I interviewed Maya Angelou in 2002, she told me that the September 11 attacks of the previous year were understood differently by African Americans. “Living in a state of terror was new to many white people in America” she said. “But black people have been living in a state of terror in this country for more than 400 years.” It is that state of terror that has been laid bare these last few years.

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2015-07-01 11:07:12 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Why Not?
Our job is not to think small. It is to think big.
by Bernie Sanders - Posted: 06/30/2015 6:33 pm EDT

The United States is the wealthiest nation in the history of the world. Why are we so far behind so many other countries when it comes to meeting the needs of working families and the American middle class?

Why doesn't every American have access to healthcare as a basic right?

Why can't every American who is qualified get a higher education, regardless of family income?

Why can't we have full employment at a decent living wage?

Why must many older Americans be forced to choose between paying for food, shelter, or medical care?

Why can't working parents have access to affordable, high-quality childcare?

We should be asking questions like these every... more »

Why Not?
Our job is not to think small. It is to think big.
by Bernie Sanders - Posted: 06/30/2015 6:33 pm EDT

The United States is the wealthiest nation in the history of the world. Why are we so far behind so many other countries when it comes to meeting the needs of working families and the American middle class?

Why doesn't every American have access to healthcare as a basic right?

Why can't every American who is qualified get a higher education, regardless of family income?

Why can't we have full employment at a decent living wage?

Why must many older Americans be forced to choose between paying for food, shelter, or medical care?

Why can't working parents have access to affordable, high-quality childcare?

We should be asking questions like these every day. We have more billionaires in this country than any other nation on earth. We also have more child poverty than any other major industrialized nation. We have the highest rate of student debt. We have more prisoners, more homeless people and more economic inequality.

It doesn't have to be this way. These conditions are the result of deliberate policy decisions. We provide outrageous tax loopholes for billionaires and large corporations. The top tax rate is less than half of what it was during the postwar economic boom. The real minimum wage has fallen dramatically since the 1960s.

We can make better choices. Let's look at some of the issues that matter most to the American people:

Health Care for All
35 million Americans still lack health insurance. Millions of others are under-insured, with high deductibles and copayments that can make needed medical treatment unaffordable.

We are the only major industrialized country in the world that does not provide universal health care for all its citizens. Medicare is much more cost-effective than private insurers, and could serve as the foundation for a single-payer system like those in Great Britain, Spain, Norway, Italy, Iceland and Portugal. Other countries, including Japan, France, Germany, Canada and Denmark, provide universal coverage without a single-payer system but with better controls on costs and service.

If these countries can provide universal health care, why can't we?

Tuition-Free Public Higher Education
Student debt has reached crisis proportions in this country. 41 million Americans are burdened with student debt. Student debt has surpassed credit card debt and is now the second-largest source of personal indebtedness in this country.

People who graduated in 2014 with student debt owed an average of $30,000 each. That's unsustainable, and unforgivable.

College tuition is free in Germany, even for citizens of other countries. It's also free in Denmark, Norway Sweden, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, and Mexico. If they can do it, why can't we? Why do we accept a situation where hundreds of thousands of qualified people are unable to go to college because their families don't have enough money?

Paid Family Leave
We are the only major nation in the world that doesn't guarantee paid time off for new parents. Of 182 nations that do provide paid leave, more than half guarantee at least 14 weeks off.

In Great Britain, new mothers get 40 weeks of paid leave. 70 percent of countries offer paid leave to new fathers as well. Dads get two weeks of paid leave in Great Britain, Denmark, and Austria.

We are a nation that prides itself on its dedication to family values. Why can't we ensure that new parents have time to bond with their children?

Sick Leave
Even when working Americans face a serious disease like cancer, they have no guarantee of paid sick leave.

The average worker in other developed countries is guaranteed paid sick leave for long-term cancer treatment, for periods that range from 22 days in Canada to 44 days in Germany and 50 days in Norway.

We are the only one of 22 wealthy nations that does not guarantee some type of paid sick leave. When will we join the rest of the world in ensuring that ailing workers can get well without going broke?

Paid Vacation
We are the only advanced economy, and one of only 13 nations in the entire world, that doesn't guarantee workers a paid vacation. Workers in France get an entire month of paid time off every year. Scandinavian workers are guaranteed 25 paid vacation days per year. In Germany the figure is 20 days, and Japan and Canada each guarantee 10 paid vacation days per year.

It's common (although not guaranteed) for higher-paid American workers to get some vacation time. But half of all low-wage workers in this country get no paid time off at all.

Overwork
Americans are overworked in other ways, too. Despite huge increases in productivity over the last 100 years, Americans continue to work some of the longest hours on earth. Vast majorities of working people (85.8 percent of men and 66.5 percent of women) work more than 40 hours per week. Compare that to a country like Norway, where only 23 percent of males and 8 percent of females work more than 40 hours per week.

Every year Americans work 137 hours more than Japanese workers, 260 hours more than British workers, and 499 hours (62.3 days) more than French workers -- despite the fact that productivity has risen 400 percent since 1950!

Other countries are moving in the opposite direction. Spain, Norway, and the Netherlands have all shortened their workweeks to 35 hours. Interestingly, those countries have higher productivity than those with a 40-hour workweek.

We're also spending more years of our life at work. Millions of Americans are delaying retirement -- and, in some cases, working until the day they die. Polls have shown that a third of Americans are afraid they will never be able to retire.

Inequality
We're lagging behind in other areas too, ranging from childcare costs to internet access. We can and must do better. That means addressing the great economic, political, and moral issue of our time: wealth and income inequality. We have more inequality today than at any time since 1928. That is unacceptable.

We must send a simple message to the billionaire class: You can't have it all.

They will argue, of course. So will the politicians who serve them. They will insist that we can't do better, that we can't have the same basic rights as citizens of other countries.

It's time to ask them, and ourselves, a simple but very important question: Why not?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bernie-sanders/why-not_b_7700810.html

#sanders2016   #feelthebern  

via +Charles Strebor ___

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2015-07-01 02:18:18 (15 comments, 5 reshares, 132 +1s)Open 

#tedcousins +Ted Ewen​
Appeared for sale on a local buy swap sell

#tedcousins +Ted Ewen​
Appeared for sale on a local buy swap sell___

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2015-06-30 23:32:37 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

via +Becky Coleman and shared both for you and so I remember to read it when I am awake. I said goodnight two hours ago!
http://soggyastronomer.com/how-to-photograph-the-gas-giants-jupiter-and-saturn/

via +Becky Coleman and shared both for you and so I remember to read it when I am awake. I said goodnight two hours ago!
http://soggyastronomer.com/how-to-photograph-the-gas-giants-jupiter-and-saturn/___

2015-06-30 23:30:14 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

via +Becky Coleman and shared both for you and so i remember to read it when i am awake. I said goodnight two hours ago!

via +Becky Coleman and shared both for you and so i remember to read it when i am awake. I said goodnight two hours ago!___

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2015-06-30 22:42:00 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Best kind of bookshop ever.

Cool looking book shop in Manchester, UK.

#snapseed ___Best kind of bookshop ever.

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2015-06-30 22:16:55 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

By way of +Sheila Nagig and to watch later.

By way of +Sheila Nagig and to watch later.___

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2015-06-30 21:55:33 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 119 +1s)Open 

Some of #tedscousins used to work for Google in the Android  division , but have fallen on hard times...

:D___Some of #tedscousins used to work for Google in the Android  division , but have fallen on hard times...

2015-06-30 21:40:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Once again running up against the inability of seemingly intelligent people to put aside their need to feel special in their suffering (and over-specific causes) enough to see the commonality in the suffering of most. - to see that they proudly exclude those who do not think in lock step, never recognizing that they are become what they fight against. Worst, that in not doing so that they perpetuate the cycle.

And so, I say goodnight.

Silly monkeys.

Once again running up against the inability of seemingly intelligent people to put aside their need to feel special in their suffering (and over-specific causes) enough to see the commonality in the suffering of most. - to see that they proudly exclude those who do not think in lock step, never recognizing that they are become what they fight against. Worst, that in not doing so that they perpetuate the cycle.

And so, I say goodnight.

Silly monkeys.___

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2015-06-30 21:01:14 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Moving Toward a Permanent Observatory
My telescope and mount, all told, are a beast,. Then there's the computers and tables and yadda yadda. It's a bitch to set up for a night's observing and a real drag to break it all down and put it away properly at the end of one.

I've been looking at park pagodas to put on the roof as an observatory. I think the one pictured would do nicely. I would enclose three sides and extend the deck to allow for precise re-positioning of the tripod. As shown in the picture with the price. 

I could then close off the front in winter and an oil radiator would do an admirable job of keeping us warm,compared to outside anyway. Being on the roof, it's more secure than it would be in a ground shed, I reckon.

The final image is our property in Sketchup via Google Earth. The blue box at the bottom of the image (southf... more »

Moving Toward a Permanent Observatory
My telescope and mount, all told, are a beast,. Then there's the computers and tables and yadda yadda. It's a bitch to set up for a night's observing and a real drag to break it all down and put it away properly at the end of one.

I've been looking at park pagodas to put on the roof as an observatory. I think the one pictured would do nicely. I would enclose three sides and extend the deck to allow for precise re-positioning of the tripod. As shown in the picture with the price. 

I could then close off the front in winter and an oil radiator would do an admirable job of keeping us warm,compared to outside anyway. Being on the roof, it's more secure than it would be in a ground shed, I reckon.

The final image is our property in Sketchup via Google Earth. The blue box at the bottom of the image (south facing) is the observatory. The other is a shed I was thinking of building :D. 
 
I'm steadily gaining woodworking skills, so a self-build is not out of the question. I will have to work it up in Sketchup and do some pricing.___

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2015-06-30 20:19:37 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Now that the skies have cleared a bit, I find that I am too busy (and tired) to do any viewing. Curse you, real life!

I will try to get out tomorrow - it's supposed to be a lovely night. Now, I have to figure out how the barlow fits between the telescope and the camera. So far it makes no sense.

Lovely cap +Alan Mason and thanks for the heads up +Eve Aebi. I'd have missed this viewing opportunity. Hopefully, pics from tomorrow night by the weekend. Failing that, pics from Friday night, if the weather holds up.

Venus, Jupiter and 3 Moons

Getting Real Close-Up___Now that the skies have cleared a bit, I find that I am too busy (and tired) to do any viewing. Curse you, real life!

I will try to get out tomorrow - it's supposed to be a lovely night. Now, I have to figure out how the barlow fits between the telescope and the camera. So far it makes no sense.

Lovely cap +Alan Mason and thanks for the heads up +Eve Aebi. I'd have missed this viewing opportunity. Hopefully, pics from tomorrow night by the weekend. Failing that, pics from Friday night, if the weather holds up.

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2015-06-30 17:45:58 (34 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

NBC is ending its business relationship with Donald Trump over his recent comments about Mexican immigrants.

"At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values," NBC said in a statement. "Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump."

The network will no longer air the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants that were part of a joint venture with Trump, the statement added. Its relationship with "Celebrity Apprentice" will continue, as Trump ceased his involvement with the reality show during his presidential bid.

NBC is ending its business relationship with Donald Trump over his recent comments about Mexican immigrants.

"At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values," NBC said in a statement. "Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump."

The network will no longer air the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants that were part of a joint venture with Trump, the statement added. Its relationship with "Celebrity Apprentice" will continue, as Trump ceased his involvement with the reality show during his presidential bid.___

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2015-06-30 17:27:26 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

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2015-06-30 17:02:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

some of #tedscousins are, well, yeah....

Someone seems happy to be working in the women's changing rooms....................

#tedcousins  +Ted Ewen ___some of #tedscousins are, well, yeah....

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2015-06-30 12:46:19 (30 comments, 6 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Step by step we march toward progress.

#MURICA___Step by step we march toward progress.

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2015-06-30 12:06:33 (25 comments, 14 reshares, 244 +1s)Open 

Let us sing for you the songs of our people
Some more members #tedscousins   family choir. I reckon they are probably the baritones.

Thanks, +Simon Cousins 

___Let us sing for you the songs of our people
Some more members #tedscousins   family choir. I reckon they are probably the baritones.

Thanks, +Simon Cousins 

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2015-06-30 06:57:41 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

There is no racism in America.  How can a nation predicated on truth and justice be so fucking self-delusional?

This story is finally starting to hit the major press: in the past week, six black churches have burned down. Three of them are being investigated as arson, and the other three are still being examined by fire investigators -- but are highly likely to be arson as well.

I try to put this into my own world and imagine: if six synagogues had been torched the week after a major anti-Semitic terrorist attack, I would be thinking about nothing else. It would be front page, above the fold, in every newspaper in the country. Why, then, is this only now receiving proper coverage?

If you ask why these churches are so important -- why these aren't just ordinary arsons, or arsons against churches first and black churches second -- you can go back to what President Obama said in his eulogy for Clementa Pinckney a few days ago (which people are starting to refer to as "the 'grace' speech"):

The church is and always has been the center of African American life; a place to call our own in a too-often hostile world, a sanctuary from so many hardships.

Over the course of centuries, black churches served as hush harbors, where slaves could worship in safety, praise houses, where their free descendants could gather and shout “Hallelujah.” Rest stops for the weary along the Underground Railroad, bunkers for the foot soldiers of the civil-rights movement.

They have been and continue to community centers, where we organize for jobs and justice, places of scholarship and network, places where children are loved and fed and kept out of harms way and told that they are beautiful and smart and taught that they matter.

That’s what happens in church. That’s what the black church means — our beating heart, the place where our dignity as a people is inviolate.

"The place where our dignity as a people is inviolate:" one of the best distillations of an idea I have heard. A phrase likely to enter the English lexicon. These churches are not simply houses of worship to a god you or I may not share; they are the centers of their communities, and more, they are and have been the refuges and safe harbors of their communities since the days of slavery.

I am glad to see that the news is finally covering this, but why has it taken so long? And how long will it take to stop those responsible, and bring the ones who have already burned buildings to justice?

#WhoIsBurningBlackChurches  ?___There is no racism in America.  How can a nation predicated on truth and justice be so fucking self-delusional?

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2015-06-29 15:53:22 (5 comments, 8 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

I found this quite interesting. There is much unreported history in the world. Pre-colonial African states, and pre-Columbian North America are two particular interests.  As ever, it they are on the endless list of things to read about. One day.

The middle two pages are seeing some server problems, which also seem to be preventing a detail card below, but the info there is interesting.

The image below is from this entry. Such looooovely stone work.

Ajuran Empire (13th century – late 17th century)
The Ajuran Sultanate was a Somali Muslim empire that ruled over large parts of the Horn of Africa in the Middle Ages. The empire left an extensive architectural legacy, being one of the major medieval Somali powers engaged in castle- and fortress-building. Many of the ruined fortifications dotting the landscapes of southern Somalia today are attributed to the AjuranSu... more »

I found this quite interesting. There is much unreported history in the world. Pre-colonial African states, and pre-Columbian North America are two particular interests.  As ever, it they are on the endless list of things to read about. One day.

The middle two pages are seeing some server problems, which also seem to be preventing a detail card below, but the info there is interesting.

The image below is from this entry. Such looooovely stone work.

Ajuran Empire (13th century – late 17th century)
The Ajuran Sultanate was a Somali Muslim empire that ruled over large parts of the Horn of Africa in the Middle Ages. The empire left an extensive architectural legacy, being one of the major medieval Somali powers engaged in castle- and fortress-building. Many of the ruined fortifications dotting the landscapes of southern Somalia today are attributed to the Ajuran Sultanate’s engineers.

http://atlantablackstar.com/2014/10/24/10-african-kingdoms-no-one-talks-about-but-should/

once again, via +Maserati Rick ___

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2015-06-29 15:39:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

"I am disappointed in the way you treat my country."
Joe Morton gets into character as Papa Pope from "Scandal" to address the ongoing Confederate flag controversy.

via +Maserati Rick and http://atlantablackstar.com/

"I am disappointed in the way you treat my country."
Joe Morton gets into character as Papa Pope from "Scandal" to address the ongoing Confederate flag controversy.

via +Maserati Rick and http://atlantablackstar.com/___

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2015-06-29 15:25:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

mmm Virtual? AR? Gaming. I really must try this one day.
Just in case you might be interested!

Player sign-up for events starts tonight, June 29, at 7:00 p.m. on Warhorn.net.

If you need help using Warhorn, instructions are available in the second post in our ENWorld thread: http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?455489-Chicago-Gameday-41-is-July-11th-run-an-event-or-come-to-play!&p=6630436&viewfull=1#post6630436

Also, we’ve had an event table open up in the afternoon slot (3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.). If you’d like to run an event for us (or know someone who does), post your idea in the ENWorld thread, or reply to this post with the details for your event: system, title, description, age-appropriateness, and number of players.___mmm Virtual? AR? Gaming. I really must try this one day.
Just in case you might be interested!

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2015-06-29 12:21:19 (159 comments, 35 reshares, 214 +1s)Open 

Washington (CNN) Bernie Sanders isn't satisfied with the Supreme Court's affirmation last week of President Barack Obama's health care law.

Instead, the Democratic presidential hopeful said on Sunday he wants the United States to adopt a "Medicare-for-all" single-payer health care plan.

"We need to join the rest of the industrialized world," Sanders said....

It will take a generation, at least,  before the American people learn to actually go to the doctor when they feel even a little unwell. 18 years later and I still put off the doctor way too long. lt's just ingrained. I'm not bleeding, nothing is broken, and the pain is manageable. Who needs the doctor? Well, they say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

That's just one of the hidden costs of healthcare by paycheck.

#... more »

Washington (CNN) Bernie Sanders isn't satisfied with the Supreme Court's affirmation last week of President Barack Obama's health care law.

Instead, the Democratic presidential hopeful said on Sunday he wants the United States to adopt a "Medicare-for-all" single-payer health care plan.

"We need to join the rest of the industrialized world," Sanders said....

It will take a generation, at least,  before the American people learn to actually go to the doctor when they feel even a little unwell. 18 years later and I still put off the doctor way too long. lt's just ingrained. I'm not bleeding, nothing is broken, and the pain is manageable. Who needs the doctor? Well, they say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

That's just one of the hidden costs of healthcare by paycheck.

#sanders2016   #feelthebern  
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/06/28/politics/bernie-sanders-obamacare-hillary-clinton-medicare/index.html___

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2015-06-29 12:00:20 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

:D

___:D

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2015-06-29 11:53:28 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

To paraphrase:
In 2003 (Meltdown -5 Years)
Bernie: You have no clue what real people are going through. The economy isn't improving, it is collapsing.
Greenspan: You do not know what you are talking about. I do.
...
In 2008 (Meltdown):
Greenspan: My ideology was fundamentally flawed. For over 40 years I believed and promoted bullshit to the detriment of millions.

Still think they are all the same?
#Sanders2016   #feelthebern  


https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=129&v=WJaW32ZTyKE

To paraphrase:
In 2003 (Meltdown -5 Years)
Bernie: You have no clue what real people are going through. The economy isn't improving, it is collapsing.
Greenspan: You do not know what you are talking about. I do.
...
In 2008 (Meltdown):
Greenspan: My ideology was fundamentally flawed. For over 40 years I believed and promoted bullshit to the detriment of millions.

Still think they are all the same?
#Sanders2016   #feelthebern  


https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=129&v=WJaW32ZTyKE___

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2015-06-29 06:20:25 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

You tell 'em +Willie Nelson!

You tell 'em +Willie Nelson!___

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2015-06-29 05:47:25 (40 comments, 20 reshares, 80 +1s)Open 

Never did learn to read music. This might help a little. 

Never did learn to read music. This might help a little. ___

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2015-06-28 20:50:05 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 81 +1s)Open 

Some of #tedscousins  are really into Steampunk (and Sketchup)

Some of #tedscousins  are really into Steampunk (and Sketchup)___

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2015-06-28 19:02:35 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

RIP, Chris.

RIP, Chris.___

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2015-06-28 18:45:32 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Sigh.

Sigh.___

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2015-06-28 17:06:31 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

+byron rempel - here's a comic comic concept that seems right up your street :D

via private share

+byron rempel - here's a comic comic concept that seems right up your street :D

via private share___

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2015-06-28 16:54:04 (3 comments, 9 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

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2015-06-28 16:13:48 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

I finally found a newfangled TLD I wanted to buy. We are now the proud owners of http://Hermit.House :D

I finally found a newfangled TLD I wanted to buy. We are now the proud owners of http://Hermit.House :D___

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2015-06-28 16:10:00 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Peace begins with you. Random acts of kindness! 

Peace begins with you. Random acts of kindness! ___

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2015-06-28 12:43:53 (19 comments, 5 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Guilty of the worst of these from time to time. Try hard not to be though. I tend to work from the top down. Unfortunately, for many the lower tiers are all they can understand.
via +Becky Coleman 

Neil deGrasse Tyson @neiltyson
Name-calling is what happens when you desperately want to argue, but you are in fact inarticulate.
https://twitter.com/neiltyson/status/614981804949434368
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Name_calling
___Guilty of the worst of these from time to time. Try hard not to be though. I tend to work from the top down. Unfortunately, for many the lower tiers are all they can understand.
via +Becky Coleman 

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2015-06-28 12:40:14 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Two squid in the dark water, beautifully presented.

Two squid in the dark water, beautifully presented.___

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2015-06-28 12:39:54 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

Bonjour!

Bonjour!___

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2015-06-28 12:25:50 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

That 'splains it! Drawing a cock and balls on Mars (http://goo.gl/VHXoeU) was simply an act of revenge :D

http://avenar.deviantart.com/art/The-Truth-About-Crop-Circles-147539137

That 'splains it! Drawing a cock and balls on Mars (http://goo.gl/VHXoeU) was simply an act of revenge :D

http://avenar.deviantart.com/art/The-Truth-About-Crop-Circles-147539137___

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2015-06-28 11:50:24 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Ok, very cool SciTech. But. My first thought was:
Someone has simulated oozes in a dungeon setting!
They have not, but admit it, if you are a gamer, you can see it :D

SciTech #ScienceSunday Digest - 26/2015.
Permalink here: http://www.scitechdigest.net/2015/06/functional-artificial-neuron-free-air.html 

Square bacterial division, Nanoscale geometric grids, Functional artificial neuron, Free-air holograms, Digital microfluidics, Memory in synapses, Heart powered pacemakers, Lithium battery fabrication, Nuclear spin computing, Ultra-high-res 3D prints. 

1. Squaring Bacteria: Mechanisms of Division
New techniques allow bacteria to be confined and grown into unusual shapes that they would never normally assume, including squares, triangles, and perfect circles, and related methods allow or force the bacteria to grow 30 times larger than normal http://www.tudelft.nl/en/current/latest-news/article/detail/vierkant-driehoek-cirkel-ongeacht-hun-vorm-weten-bacterien-waar-ze-moeten-delen-met-een-bee/. Such bacteria can still find their midlines for cell division by using proteins that sense cell shape via a mechanism originally proposed by Alan Turing. This is important foundational work for understanding how cells organise their internal architectures. 

2. Multimaterial Nanoscale Geometric Grids
I like this new fabrication method involving sweeping lasers (laser zone annealing) to accelerate the self-assembly of multi-layered multi-material nanoscale geometric grids http://www0.bnl.gov/newsroom/news.php?a=11738. For example the team can form deep lattices comprised of nanowire arrays embedded with different functional properties to create a wide range of different functional materials for many different purposes. Applications include custom coatings, photovoltaics, touch surfaces and many others. 

3. Building a Functional Artificial Neuron
A new organic bioelectronic device made of conductive polymers is able to mimic the key function of natural mammalian neurons http://news.cision.com/karolinska-institutet/r/artifical-neuron-mimicks-function-of-human-cells,c9796303. The device can sense chemical changes from neurons in one area, convert this into an electrical signal that travels to the other end of the device, which then releases neurotransmitters that can stimulate subsequent neurons. Future work hopes to miniaturise and implant the device into animals. 

4. Free-Air Holograms from Femtosecond Lasers
Femtosecond high-intensity lasers can now be used to render in-air volumetric displays and graphics by inducing localised plasma production and the emission of light in arbitrary 3D positions http://digitalnature.slis.tsukuba.ac.jp/2015/06/fairy-lights-in-femtoseconds/. The proof-of-concept produces images within a cubic centimeter volume although there is a clear path to scale-up; the images can currently be rendered at between 4,000 and 200,000 dots per second. Be sure to check out the videos; this is magical technology and not something I ever expected to see. 

5. Powerful Digital Microfluidics
New digital microfluidics devices represent a powerful platform for investigating chemical synthesis and biological processes http://news.engineering.utoronto.ca/eavesdropping-on-the-body-new-device-tracks-chemical-signals-within-cells/. Digital microfluidics involves shuttling tiny droplets of liquid around a surface patterned with a checkerboard of small electrodes that provide the means for induced voltages to move multiple droplets around different intersecting paths - YouTube has lots of interesting videos. The demonstration in this case was to rapidly and sequentially expose cells to different chemicals and test their reactions. A related, powerful microfluidic chip design automates the process of constructing plasmids, transfecting cells, and testing / confirming genetic modifications http://cen.acs.org/articles/93/web/2015/06/Microfluidic-Device-Mixes-Matches-DNA.html. 

6. More Confirmation for the Synaptic Foundation of Memory
New microscopy techniques able to examine the spines and connections formed by deep neurons in the hippocampus of mice have allowed for the first time for confirming that (at least episodic) memory is founded on the synaptic connections between neurons http://news.stanford.edu/pr/2015/pr-memory-monitor-biox-061715.html. Imaging analysis confirmed that synapse-forming neuronal spines were turned over every 30 days or so, which is the same time that episodic memories are stored in the hippocampus of mice - if retained the memories have been moved to the neocortex by this time. 

7. Implanted Pacemakers Powered by the Heart
Two new pacemaker designs offer promise for implanted pacemakers that no longer need batteries and costly replacement surgeries but rather are able to use novel piezoelectric elements to directly harvest energy from the beating of the heart itself http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/biomedical/devices/nextgen-pacemakers-may-be-powered-by-the-beating-of-a-heart. The first concerns a conventional pacemaker that connects to the heart via leads, but the most promising is the newer, tinier, leadless pacemaker that nestles inside the heart itself; proof-of-concept studies confirm that both generate more than enough power to keep the heart properly beating. Human trials will be needed; I’ll be interested to see if other implanted medical devices might also be powered in this way. 

8. Halving the Cost of Lithium Ion Batteries
I rarely include battery technologies but any new manufacturing process promising to slash the cost of lithium ion batteries by half is worthy of note http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2015/manufacturing-lithium-ion-battery-half-cost-0623. This entailed a redesign of the basic battery to incorporate features of both flow and solid batteries, resulting in a  semisolid colloidal suspension of particles for the electrodes and a battery that uses fewer, thicker electrodes, reduces nonfunctional materials, and is flexible, robust, and cheaper to manufacture. 

9. Computing with Nuclear Spins
A new optical technique allows room temperature control over electron spins in certain crystals of silicon carbide to indirectly control the spins of certain atomic nuclei in silicon carbide, which can then be used to store and process information http://news.uchicago.edu/article/2015/06/24/spintronics-advance-brings-wafer-scale-quantum-devices-closer-reality. In tests 99% of targeted nuclear spins were controlled. Applications include ultra-sensitive magnetic resonance imaging, advanced gyroscopes, quantum computing, maybe even ultra-high density data storage one day. In related spintronics news we have a great overview of the development of magnetoelectric RAM http://spectrum.ieee.org/semiconductors/design/the-computer-chip-that-never-forgets. 

10. 3D Printing: High-Res and Glass Materials
A new 3D printing technique has been developed in the lab that can produce ultra-high-resolution 3D printed patterns with structures measuring one micron in size and forming features smaller than a blood cell http://news.unist.ac.kr/realizing-futuristic-3d-printing-technology/. Meanwhile company Micron3DP has demonstrated a new 3D printing method that can use glass as a feedstock material, melting glass filaments and depositing precise layered patterns http://www.3ders.org/articles/20150622-micron-3dp-announces-breakthrough-in-3d-printing-glass-materials.html. 

Archive: http://www.scitechdigest.net/2015/06/functional-artificial-neuron-free-air.html ___Ok, very cool SciTech. But. My first thought was:
Someone has simulated oozes in a dungeon setting!
They have not, but admit it, if you are a gamer, you can see it :D

2015-06-28 11:21:29 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

From a comment on a post of mine:
Okay Google go to voicemail okay Google go to voicemail

Not quite there.
/What I've said about voice control for the last 30 years :D

From a comment on a post of mine:
Okay Google go to voicemail okay Google go to voicemail

Not quite there.
/What I've said about voice control for the last 30 years :D___

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2015-06-28 10:40:00 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

There is also discussion of the SC debate over use of the flag. This is one of the nine who voted against the debate.

There is also discussion of the SC debate over use of the flag. This is one of the nine who voted against the debate.___

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2015-06-28 09:43:47 (22 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

I'm surprised to hear that South Carolina is debating the official State use of the Confederate flag. I am amazed to hear that only NINE state reps voted against the debate.

Why has this not been all over my stream?
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article25663009.html

I'm surprised to hear that South Carolina is debating the official State use of the Confederate flag. I am amazed to hear that only NINE state reps voted against the debate.

Why has this not been all over my stream?
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article25663009.html___

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2015-06-27 20:07:15 (44 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Update: Snopse'd, but still pretty awful. Also, doesn't it say something that, though wrong, this seemed plausible?

Read more at http://m.snopes.com/joni-ernst-obamacare/#UX5G7q2HgrSUV5fY.99
We haven’t found any indication that an interview with Senator Ernst was published by the Des Moines Register on 3 April 2015, nor any record of the senator’s having made the specific comments attributed to her above. This item looks to be a parodied paraphrasing of something she did say (minus the Biblical references and mention of “the poor”) during a 2013 radio interview:

We’re looking at Obamacare right now. Once we start with those benefits in January, how are we going to get people off of those? It’s exponentially harder to remove people once they’ve already been on those programs … we rely on government for absolutely everything. And in the years sinceI was a small g... more »

One irritating dumb Teabagger.___Update: Snopse'd, but still pretty awful. Also, doesn't it say something that, though wrong, this seemed plausible?

Read more at http://m.snopes.com/joni-ernst-obamacare/#UX5G7q2HgrSUV5fY.99
We haven’t found any indication that an interview with Senator Ernst was published by the Des Moines Register on 3 April 2015, nor any record of the senator’s having made the specific comments attributed to her above. This item looks to be a parodied paraphrasing of something she did say (minus the Biblical references and mention of “the poor”) during a 2013 radio interview:

We’re looking at Obamacare right now. Once we start with those benefits in January, how are we going to get people off of those? It’s exponentially harder to remove people once they’ve already been on those programs … we rely on government for absolutely everything. And in the years since I was a small girl up until now into my adulthood with children of my own, we have lost a reliance on not only our own families, but so much of what our churches and private organizations used to do. They used to have wonderful food pantries. They used to provide clothing for those that really needed it. But we have gotten away from that. Now we’re at a point where the government will just give away anything.
Stupid, stupid, monkey.*

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2015-06-27 14:38:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I quite enjoyed the first volume, Derelict (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22043622-derelict)  and have been awaiting the sequel. I commend +Lisa Cohen and her works to your attention. You can thank me later :D

I'll be under the blankets chewing my fingernails ragged. . . It's book release day for ITHAKA RISING.

Now I'm headed to bed. Good night, all.___I quite enjoyed the first volume, Derelict (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22043622-derelict)  and have been awaiting the sequel. I commend +Lisa Cohen and her works to your attention. You can thank me later :D

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2015-06-27 14:36:51 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I quite enjoyed the first volume, Derelict (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22043622-derelict)  and have been awaiting the sequel. I commend +Lisa Cohen to your attention. You can thank me later :D

I'll be under the blankets chewing my fingernails ragged. . . It's book release day for ITHAKA RISING.

Now I'm headed to bed. Good night, all.___I quite enjoyed the first volume, Derelict (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22043622-derelict)  and have been awaiting the sequel. I commend +Lisa Cohen to your attention. You can thank me later :D

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2015-06-27 12:04:46 (2 comments, 10 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

An excellent distillation of part of our problem.
The real dichotomies are:
Those who abuse v Those who do not
Those who exploit v Those who do not
Those who greedily collect v Those who share
Those who only care about their clan and kin v Those to whom we are all clan and kin.

Gender, race, nationality, sportsing, reality tv, and most of the -isms out there are wedges driven between the oppressed, keeping them separate and adversarial. That is not to say that the individuals and groups of people do not have their own issues, perspectives, value or importance. Just that they would all get a lot more of what they wanted through intersectionality. (G+ post: https://goo.gl/wBy7td)

I'm by no means the first to say so. I just thought we could do with a reminder.

An excellent distillation of part of our problem.
The real dichotomies are:
Those who abuse v Those who do not
Those who exploit v Those who do not
Those who greedily collect v Those who share
Those who only care about their clan and kin v Those to whom we are all clan and kin.

Gender, race, nationality, sportsing, reality tv, and most of the -isms out there are wedges driven between the oppressed, keeping them separate and adversarial. That is not to say that the individuals and groups of people do not have their own issues, perspectives, value or importance. Just that they would all get a lot more of what they wanted through intersectionality. (G+ post: https://goo.gl/wBy7td)

I'm by no means the first to say so. I just thought we could do with a reminder.___

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2015-06-27 09:39:02 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Looks like a nifty little project to try.
+Paul Bucalo, just in case :D

This is pretty interesting, I learned how a combination lock works...___Looks like a nifty little project to try.
+Paul Bucalo, just in case :D

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2015-06-27 09:34:25 (18 comments, 8 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

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2015-06-27 09:30:53 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

"If you can't envision a future that is bright and beautiful, then you're simply not trying hard enough."

Image Design by: Simon Fetscher

"If you can't envision a future that is bright and beautiful, then you're simply not trying hard enough."

Image Design by: Simon Fetscher___

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