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Ted Ewen has been at 14 events

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Landscape Photography Community9,419*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 22:00:00580  
NovoPulp1,255Yes 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)23,693Getting 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 Channel3,019,612*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 06:00:001298  
Peter Tom17,385You 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)23,693A wee photowalk.South Bank Photo Walkabout2013-05-04 17:00:0017  
Olivio Sarikas5,692One 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 Sarikas5,692Let´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 Sarikas5,692Team 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 Tom17,385You 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 Sarikas5,692Let´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 Diprose34,035*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 Photo188,086Come 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 Telescope6,301,679A 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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2015-07-18 08:32:07 (157 comments, 11 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

After watching and listening to Donald Trump since he announced his candidacy for president, we have decided we won't report on Trump's campaign as part of The Huffington Post's political coverage. Instead, we will cover his campaign as part of our Entertainment section. Our reason is simple: Trump's campaign is a sideshow. We won't take the bait. If you are interested in what The Donald has to say, you'll find it next to our stories on the Kardashians and The Bachelorette.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/a-note-about-our-coverage-of-donald-trumps-campaign_55a8fc9ce4b0896514d0fd66

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2015-07-20 00:21:15 (18 comments, 16 reshares, 213 +1s)Open 

Some of #tedscousins   are made by doting grandfathers, with love.
By woodwasp over on lumberjocks, who said:
In a lighter moment in the workshop I made this chest of drawers with attitude for my granddaughter’s birthday.

This fun bit of furniture was inspired by an early photograph of her in just that stance. As you can imagine she just loves it as do all her friends.

It now sits in her bedroom with a couple of handbags hanging from its hands and a favourite scarf draped over the top.
(http://lumberjocks.com/projects/168442)

Most plusones: 238

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2015-07-28 13:10:42 (13 comments, 7 reshares, 238 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-31 12:46:28 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

The context changes, but the rhetoric remains the same.
Sad Puppies daring and cutting edge? Nah, just the same old tired nonsense.
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From the beginning, Delany, in his fiction, has pushed across the traditional boundaries of science fiction, embraced the other, and questioned received ideas about sex and intimacy.

In 1968, Samuel Delany attended the third annual Nebula Awards, presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). At the ceremony that night, “an eminent member of the SFWA,” as Delany later put it, gave a speech about changes in science fiction, a supposed shift away from old-fashioned storytelling to “pretentious literary nonsense,” or something along those lines.

At the previous Nebula Awards, the year before, Delany had won best novel for “Babel-17,” in which an invented language has the power to destroy (his bookshared the ... more »

The context changes, but the rhetoric remains the same.
Sad Puppies daring and cutting edge? Nah, just the same old tired nonsense.
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From the beginning, Delany, in his fiction, has pushed across the traditional boundaries of science fiction, embraced the other, and questioned received ideas about sex and intimacy.

In 1968, Samuel Delany attended the third annual Nebula Awards, presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). At the ceremony that night, “an eminent member of the SFWA,” as Delany later put it, gave a speech about changes in science fiction, a supposed shift away from old-fashioned storytelling to “pretentious literary nonsense,” or something along those lines.

At the previous Nebula Awards, the year before, Delany had won best novel for “Babel-17,” in which an invented language has the power to destroy (his book shared the award with Daniel Keyes’s “Flowers for Algernon”), and earlier on that evening in 1968, Delany had again won best novel, for “The Einstein Intersection,” which tells of an abandoned Earth colonized by aliens, who elevate the popular culture of their new planet into divine myths. Sitting at his table, listening to the speech, Delany realized that he was one of its principle targets. Minutes later, he won another award, this time in the short-story category, for “Aye, and Gomorrah . . . ,” a tale of neutered space explorers who are fetishized back on Earth.

As he made his way back to his seat after accepting the award, Isaac Asimov took Delany by the arm, pulled him close, and, as Delany (who goes by the nickname Chip) recalled in his essay “Racism and Science Fiction,” said: “You know, Chip, we only voted you those awards because you’re Negro . . . !”

It was meant to be a joke, Delany immediately recognized; Asimov was trying, Delany later wrote, “to cut through the evening’s many tensions” with “a self-evidently tasteless absurdity.” The award wasn’t meant to decide what science fiction should be, conventional or experimental, pulpy or avant garde. After all, where else but science fiction should experiments take place? It must be—wink, wink—that Delany’s being black is the reason he won.

On the phone recently, I suggested to Delany that Asimov’s poor attempt at humor—which, whatever its intent, also served as a reminder, as Delany notes in “Racism and Science Fiction,” that his racial identity would forever be in the minds of his white peers, no matter the occasion—foreshadowed a more recent controversy, centered on a different set of sci-fi awards. In January, 2013, the novelist Larry Correia explained on his Web site how fans, by joining the World Science Fiction Society, could help nominate him for a Hugo Award, something that would, he wrote, “make literati snob’s [sic] heads explode.” Correia contrasted the “unabashed pulp action” of his books with “heavy handed message fic about the dangers of fracking and global warming and dying polar bears.” In a follow-up post, citing an old SPCA commercial about animal abuse, he used the tag “Sad Puppies”; what he later called “the Sad Puppies Hugo stacking campaign” has grown to become a real force in deciding who gets nominated for the Hugo Awards. The ensuing controversy has been described, by Jeet Heer in the New Republic, as “a cultural war over diversity,” since the Sad Puppies, in their pushback against perceived liberals and experimental writers, seem to favor the work of white men.

Delany said he was dismayed by all this, but not surprised.* “The context changes,” he told me, “but the rhetoric remains the same.”*....

more at the link___

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2015-07-31 12:36:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

via private share

via private share___

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2015-07-31 09:36:51 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Some of   #tedscousins are obviously thinking "Wait, you are gonna put that WHERE?"

Thanks,  +Ananda Sim  :D

ooo! I like it! 

#technology   #gadgets   #kickstarter   #campaign   #solar   #renewableenergy  ___Some of   #tedscousins are obviously thinking "Wait, you are gonna put that WHERE?"

Thanks,  +Ananda Sim  :D

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2015-07-30 09:19:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

And we have a preliminary draft! I'll keep messing with it until the contest ends and it's time to just finally accept that it's done, but barring a few fiddles, it's actually kind of done. #fantasymaps #photoshop #tirednow   As a point of trivia for Uresia fans, the Scott's River Valley (and this town, of course) were named after Scott Haring, one of my favorite game-writers, game-editors, and gamefolk in general.

And we have a preliminary draft! I'll keep messing with it until the contest ends and it's time to just finally accept that it's done, but barring a few fiddles, it's actually kind of done. #fantasymaps #photoshop #tirednow   As a point of trivia for Uresia fans, the Scott's River Valley (and this town, of course) were named after Scott Haring, one of my favorite game-writers, game-editors, and gamefolk in general.___

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2015-07-30 09:17:34 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

The ideal time to make this lovely planter and use any little strawberry runners to start off your new plantings for free...
How to make Next Year's Strawberries for free...

http://www.growveg.com/growblogpost.aspx?id=45

http://lovelygreens.com/…/how-to-make-better-strawberry-pal…

The ideal time to make this lovely planter and use any little strawberry runners to start off your new plantings for free...
How to make Next Year's Strawberries for free...

http://www.growveg.com/growblogpost.aspx?id=45

http://lovelygreens.com/…/how-to-make-better-strawberry-pal…___

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2015-07-29 16:48:13 (7 comments, 9 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

via SR and BC

via SR and BC___

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2015-07-29 06:56:43 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

My History of Violence
I've done Chi Lin Pai and black dragon kung-fu, some Fred Villari kempo MMA (in the days before MMA), most of the European medieval and renaissance weapons forms, and various military hth and firearms trainings.

My second favourite is the katana, second only because I was never really disciplined about it.

My favourite is probably renaissance Rapier and ... forms: rapier, rapier and dagger, rapier and buckler, rapier and cape, case rapier, rapier and parrying fish (yes, once), and two dagger forms.  They are close as I have ever come to dancing and, with a well matched opponent, the dance of death is just magical.

It's been over 15 years since I last killed a friend with my sword (and talked about it afterwards over a drink).  The brain forgets that the blades are bated and you know you are about to die when a hit isu... more »

My History of Violence
I've done Chi Lin Pai and black dragon kung-fu, some Fred Villari kempo MMA (in the days before MMA), most of the European medieval and renaissance weapons forms, and various military hth and firearms trainings.

My second favourite is the katana, second only because I was never really disciplined about it.

My favourite is probably renaissance Rapier and ... forms: rapier, rapier and dagger, rapier and buckler, rapier and cape, case rapier, rapier and parrying fish (yes, once), and two dagger forms.  They are close as I have ever come to dancing and, with a well matched opponent, the dance of death is just magical.

It's been over 15 years since I last killed a friend with my sword (and talked about it afterwards over a drink).  The brain forgets that the blades are bated and you know you are about to die when a hit is unavoidable.

I dipped a toe into aikido, but it was at a time when I was not stable enough to see it through. +Amelie Harms  keeps reminding me that I really want to master it, and there is a school just up the road. God knows I could use it for the stretches alone, but finally giving the katana the respect it has deserved all along plays into it too.

I am also getting old. Where I could rely on ferocity and vigor - The Mongolian School of Defense, as my opponents often called it, I now have to learn to finesse things a bit more.

Developing he discipline required to coax these old sedentary oak like tendons (I am Groot?) into some semblance of flexibility will do me good too.

My larger point is this: After 40 years of martial arts of many forms, including firearms, the best defence is running away. The best prevention is not putting yourself where you will need to fight in the first place.

Unfortunately, the martial arts and firearms tend to make many people think they can go places we would never consider going without them.

Pulled from my comments on a post by +Rob Gordon ___

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2015-07-29 05:07:38 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Just wow.

Motion-controlled electron microscope takes stop-motion photos of the needle’s drag at a rate of 50 microns a second. ___Just wow.

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2015-07-29 05:01:30 (25 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

To those who are about to try, I salute you.
Good luck! I am still undecided as to whether or not I will do the upgrade immediately. Anyone know how long I can wait under the upgrade offer?

Something to download overnight.  Hoping for a working PC in the morning :)

#Windows10   #LastVersionOfWindows  ___To those who are about to try, I salute you.
Good luck! I am still undecided as to whether or not I will do the upgrade immediately. Anyone know how long I can wait under the upgrade offer?

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2015-07-29 04:56:39 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Do you ever find yourself trying to avoid long lines or wondering when is the best time to go grocery shopping, pick up coffee or hit the gym (hint: avoid Monday after work)? You’re in luck!

Now, you can avoid the wait and see the busiest times of the week at millions of places and businesses around the world directly from Google Search. For example, just search for "Blue Bottle Williamsburg", tap on the title and see how busy it gets throughout the day. Enjoy your extra time!

Do you ever find yourself trying to avoid long lines or wondering when is the best time to go grocery shopping, pick up coffee or hit the gym (hint: avoid Monday after work)? You’re in luck!

Now, you can avoid the wait and see the busiest times of the week at millions of places and businesses around the world directly from Google Search. For example, just search for "Blue Bottle Williamsburg", tap on the title and see how busy it gets throughout the day. Enjoy your extra time!___

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2015-07-28 13:19:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

You can click any of nearly a thousand cities to hear a playlist of the music that is most distinctively enjoyed there.

What do we mean by “distinctive?” This is music that people in each city listen to quite a bit, which people in other cities also do not listen to very much.

So it is, exactly, the music that makes them different from people everywhere else.

A List Of Every City's Favorite Song
Spotify recently did an analysis of its users to find out which songs were being played the most in each city. The results are pretty surprising to say the least. Needless to say, tastes are very different in just about every region of the United States, wh...___You can click any of nearly a thousand cities to hear a playlist of the music that is most distinctively enjoyed there.

What do we mean by “distinctive?” This is music that people in each city listen to quite a bit, which people in other cities also do not listen to very much.

So it is, exactly, the music that makes them different from people everywhere else.

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2015-07-28 13:10:42 (13 comments, 7 reshares, 238 +1s)Open 

Some of #tedscousins  do a passing fair impression of Jerry Lewis in Hardly Working....
(http://images2.villagevoice.com/imager/u/original/6379163/o_xx1ize3up8gtxx3.jpg)

Thanks, Jodi :D

:P___Some of #tedscousins  do a passing fair impression of Jerry Lewis in Hardly Working....
(http://images2.villagevoice.com/imager/u/original/6379163/o_xx1ize3up8gtxx3.jpg)

Thanks, Jodi :D

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2015-07-28 09:07:29 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Oh so lovely.

Firez for +Ted Ewen 

There is a parcel with metres and metres of LED that needs to be shaped. Metres, I tell you - metres.

#FireSpinning #SteelWool #PlayingWithFire #Fire #LongExposure #Derek  ___Oh so lovely.

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2015-07-28 08:28:32 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

As a follow on from +Amanda Gordon's post, here is the artist's site: http://shaunberke.com/ as well as another example of his work. This one reminds me a bit of both +Charles Strebor and +JD James for some reason :D

As a follow on from +Amanda Gordon's post, here is the artist's site: http://shaunberke.com/ as well as another example of his work. This one reminds me a bit of both +Charles Strebor and +JD James for some reason :D___

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2015-07-28 07:56:51 (5 comments, 7 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-28 07:52:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Just pointing out that tech religion is just as silly as any other. No computer is free of risk or accident. 

Heads Up!!___Just pointing out that tech religion is just as silly as any other. No computer is free of risk or accident. 

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2015-07-28 07:44:50 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

As much for the title as the image, though the image is beautiful.

Sisters of the Inquisition | Art by Shaun Berk | via avivas.ru___As much for the title as the image, though the image is beautiful.

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2015-07-28 07:29:05 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

It's true. The fact that he created ISIS, doesn't mean he understands what's going on with them.

It's true. The fact that he created ISIS, doesn't mean he understands what's going on with them.___

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2015-07-28 07:26:28 (23 comments, 9 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-28 07:22:07 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

"For a person who believes in personal responsibility, you spend a lot of time blaming government."

"For a person who believes in personal responsibility, you spend a lot of time blaming government."___

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2015-07-26 21:57:59 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Attributed to Albert Einstein
#ns  

Attributed to Albert Einstein
#ns  ___

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2015-07-26 09:29:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

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Old Before Your Time
stream-able for your listening pleasure
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from God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise by Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs
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When I was a younger man, lookin' for my pot of gold
Everywhere I turned the doors were closin'
It took every ounce of faith I had to keep on keepin' on
And still I felt like I was only losin'

I refused then like I do now and anybody tie me down
And I lost a few good friends along the way
I was raised up poor and I wanted more
And maybe I'm a little too proud
Lookin' back I see a kid who was just afraid
Hungry and old before his time

Through the years I've known my share of broken hearted fools
And those who couldn't choose a path worth taking
There's nothin' in the world so sad as talking to a... more »

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Old Before Your Time
stream-able for your listening pleasure
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from God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise by Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs
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When I was a younger man, lookin' for my pot of gold
Everywhere I turned the doors were closin'
It took every ounce of faith I had to keep on keepin' on
And still I felt like I was only losin'

I refused then like I do now and anybody tie me down
And I lost a few good friends along the way
I was raised up poor and I wanted more
And maybe I'm a little too proud
Lookin' back I see a kid who was just afraid
Hungry and old before his time

Through the years I've known my share of broken hearted fools
And those who couldn't choose a path worth taking
There's nothin' in the world so sad as talking to a man
Who never knew his life was his for making

Ain't it about time you realize it's not worth keepin' score
You win some, you lose some and you let it go
What's the use of stacking on every failure, another stone
Till you find you've spent your whole life building walls
Lonely and old before your time

It took so long to see
That truth was all around me

Now the rain has gone to roost, the sky is turnin' gold
And like the sky my soul is also turnin'
Turning from the past, at last and all I've left behind
Could it be that I am finally learnin'?

Learnin' I'm deserving of love and the peaceful heart
Won't tear myself apart no more for tryin'
Tired of lyin' to myself, tryin' to buy what can't be bought
It's not livin' that you're doin' if it feels like dyin'
Cryin', growin' old before your time
Cryin', growin' old before your time

"Old Before Your Time" is track #7 on the album God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise. It was written by Raycharles Jack Lamontagne.
http://tdl.subsonic.org/share/Bwhkq___

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2015-07-26 07:37:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-25 07:18:22 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 108 +1s)Open 

Some of #tedscousin  enjoy the foul weather about as much as Ted himself.

Thanks, Zsolt! :D

+Ted Ewen
Last week we had a huge thunderstorm in my village, with a massive hit of ice. The nature was hit hardly, as well as the surrounding human economy. Several houses was damaged, several roofs was hit by chimney and tree falling, rain wet a couple of homes.
This one home was "shaved" by the ice, then the rain washed some bricks out of the wall and formed a whispering face of agony.___Some of #tedscousin  enjoy the foul weather about as much as Ted himself.

Thanks, Zsolt! :D

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2015-07-25 07:11:57 (28 comments, 14 reshares, 174 +1s)Open 

Some of #tedscousins  show their monkey side as clearly as many of Ted's fellow humans....

Thanks, +Asbjørn Grandt  :D

The Monkey Orchids in Himalayas... ___Some of #tedscousins  show their monkey side as clearly as many of Ted's fellow humans....

Thanks, +Asbjørn Grandt  :D

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2015-07-23 14:05:55 (6 comments, 8 reshares, 113 +1s)Open 

#tedschickens  

CHIKEN?!?  +Karen White better keep Lady Lucy Wafflepants away from the place.  OTOH, +Charles Strebor might want to put a chook somewhere in the picture.  ___ #tedschickens  

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2015-07-22 18:54:40 (13 comments, 13 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

Um, yeah.

___Um, yeah.

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2015-07-21 10:21:34 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Snicker. I lived in rural NC. I know many of the realities surrounding this symbol of a Heritage of Hate.

via +Valkyrie 

How true it's this. They've lost their damn minds, and the treason rag hasn't even been banned. ___Snicker. I lived in rural NC. I know many of the realities surrounding this symbol of a Heritage of Hate.

via +Valkyrie 

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2015-07-21 10:13:46 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Been saying this, well, pretty much forever. Amazing how research and insight come up with a different answer than fantasy and desire for a thing to be so.

Noam Chomsky on "libertarian".

#chomsky #libertarian
___Been saying this, well, pretty much forever. Amazing how research and insight come up with a different answer than fantasy and desire for a thing to be so.

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2015-07-20 21:22:00 (16 comments, 13 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

Ok, so I am, perhaps, a little vindictive. Mostly knowing I could is enough though.

via +Amber Jacks 

Ok, so I am, perhaps, a little vindictive. Mostly knowing I could is enough though.

via +Amber Jacks ___

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2015-07-20 21:19:30 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-20 20:05:09 (11 comments, 7 reshares, 220 +1s)Open 

Some of #tedscousins  like travel just a little more than Ted himself... strange, considering I was a nomad for near 40 years :D

Great find, Dawid. Thanks :D

___Some of #tedscousins  like travel just a little more than Ted himself... strange, considering I was a nomad for near 40 years :D

Great find, Dawid. Thanks :D

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2015-07-20 00:21:15 (18 comments, 16 reshares, 213 +1s)Open 

Some of #tedscousins   are made by doting grandfathers, with love.
By woodwasp over on lumberjocks, who said:
In a lighter moment in the workshop I made this chest of drawers with attitude for my granddaughter’s birthday.

This fun bit of furniture was inspired by an early photograph of her in just that stance. As you can imagine she just loves it as do all her friends.

It now sits in her bedroom with a couple of handbags hanging from its hands and a favourite scarf draped over the top.
(http://lumberjocks.com/projects/168442)

Some of #tedscousins   are made by doting grandfathers, with love.
By woodwasp over on lumberjocks, who said:
In a lighter moment in the workshop I made this chest of drawers with attitude for my granddaughter’s birthday.

This fun bit of furniture was inspired by an early photograph of her in just that stance. As you can imagine she just loves it as do all her friends.

It now sits in her bedroom with a couple of handbags hanging from its hands and a favourite scarf draped over the top.
(http://lumberjocks.com/projects/168442)___

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2015-07-20 00:06:53 (4 comments, 9 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

I never knew how expressive owl's faces could be. I just want to know what this one's seen to piss him off.

I never knew how expressive owl's faces could be. I just want to know what this one's seen to piss him off.___

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2015-07-19 23:48:11 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

The Republican Candidates

The Republican Candidates___

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2015-07-19 23:47:24 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Rents are stretching millennial budgets throughout the U.S. Nationally, the typical worker from 22 to 34 years old paid 30 percent of income for rent [a percentage considered to the affordability threshold] in the first quarter of 2015, up from 23 percent in 1979, when the analysis begins. In those places, rental unaffordability is a distinct obstacle for people trying to carve out lives and careers, particularly in the nine major cities shown in the chart below, where more than half of households rent.

Rents are stretching millennial budgets throughout the U.S. Nationally, the typical worker from 22 to 34 years old paid 30 percent of income for rent [a percentage considered to the affordability threshold] in the first quarter of 2015, up from 23 percent in 1979, when the analysis begins. In those places, rental unaffordability is a distinct obstacle for people trying to carve out lives and careers, particularly in the nine major cities shown in the chart below, where more than half of households rent.___

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2015-07-19 19:16:34 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

It made me laugh.
http://cinismoilustrado.com/

It made me laugh.
http://cinismoilustrado.com/___

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2015-07-19 19:15:49 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Truth. 

Truth. ___

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2015-07-19 18:22:49 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

Some of #tedscousins  are full of energy but nonetheless feel a bit drained...

Thanks, Ivano :D

This is for +Ted Ewen​, cousin spotted, disguised as an exhausted battery disposal bin. Looks pretty shocked at all the things he's taking in, ouch!

(Frascati, Roma, 18/07/2015)

#pareidolia___Some of #tedscousins  are full of energy but nonetheless feel a bit drained...

Thanks, Ivano :D

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2015-07-19 07:56:51 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

New #tedscousin from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute! More info at [ http://m.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=53004&tid=3622&cid=220370 ].

New #tedscousin from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute! More info at [ http://m.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=53004&tid=3622&cid=220370 ].___

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2015-07-18 21:22:38 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 136 +1s)Open 

And they say I am grumpy...
.... some of #tedscousins  show just what grumpy is.

House grumpy face___And they say I am grumpy...
.... some of #tedscousins  show just what grumpy is.

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2015-07-18 08:32:07 (157 comments, 11 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

After watching and listening to Donald Trump since he announced his candidacy for president, we have decided we won't report on Trump's campaign as part of The Huffington Post's political coverage. Instead, we will cover his campaign as part of our Entertainment section. Our reason is simple: Trump's campaign is a sideshow. We won't take the bait. If you are interested in what The Donald has to say, you'll find it next to our stories on the Kardashians and The Bachelorette.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/a-note-about-our-coverage-of-donald-trumps-campaign_55a8fc9ce4b0896514d0fd66

After watching and listening to Donald Trump since he announced his candidacy for president, we have decided we won't report on Trump's campaign as part of The Huffington Post's political coverage. Instead, we will cover his campaign as part of our Entertainment section. Our reason is simple: Trump's campaign is a sideshow. We won't take the bait. If you are interested in what The Donald has to say, you'll find it next to our stories on the Kardashians and The Bachelorette.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/a-note-about-our-coverage-of-donald-trumps-campaign_55a8fc9ce4b0896514d0fd66___

2015-07-17 08:52:18 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

From a comment  on another post...
I wish all the PETA and vegan types understood what life in the wild is really like. It is a brutal razor's edge existence where deprivation, disease, predation, overpopulation and competition for scant resources mean that most live short, brutish, painful lives.

We keep chickens for food and pleasure. My flock enjoys a paradisical existence, free of want or worry. They are well fed, well housed, and well cared for. They live full lives. But...

I am an omnivore. (Nomnivore?) I call people like me PEETA: People Ethically Eating Tasty Animals.  No industrial suffering, no harsh marginal existence in the wild. My flock prospers and some die that I might live.

Even the strictest vegan kills by eating. This is the reality of life. So has it ever been.   

It is down to us to minimize the suffering while maximizingthe... more »

From a comment  on another post...
I wish all the PETA and vegan types understood what life in the wild is really like. It is a brutal razor's edge existence where deprivation, disease, predation, overpopulation and competition for scant resources mean that most live short, brutish, painful lives.

We keep chickens for food and pleasure. My flock enjoys a paradisical existence, free of want or worry. They are well fed, well housed, and well cared for. They live full lives. But...

I am an omnivore. (Nomnivore?) I call people like me PEETA: People Ethically Eating Tasty Animals.  No industrial suffering, no harsh marginal existence in the wild. My flock prospers and some die that I might live.

Even the strictest vegan kills by eating. This is the reality of life. So has it ever been.   

It is down to us to minimize the suffering while maximizing the value we return to our food sources. I use a quick and error free method of slaughter. I ensure they are not stressed or otherwise discomfited. We sustain each other. We are pack, and herd, and flock.

 It's so much more complex than the shallow black and white that idealists seem to prefer.___

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2015-07-17 06:19:15 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Watson, what will the weather be in 45 days?

"IBM has developed a computer system that can learn about weather from thousands of data points and predict days -- even weeks -- in advance how much power from solar and wind farms will be available for the US power grid. The new system is as much as 30% more accurate than today's state-of-the-art weather prediction systems used by organizations such as the National Weather Service."

Really? How does it work? "It uses big data analytics and machine learning to improve solar forecasts. The system works by combining more than 1TB of data gleaned daily through more than 1,600 weather-monitoring stations and solar and wind plants in the continental US, as well as from weather satellites."___Watson, what will the weather be in 45 days?

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2015-07-15 05:49:29 (126 comments, 10 reshares, 100 +1s)Open 

The thing Bernie Sanders says about inequality that no other candidate will touch

There are very few unspoken rules among major-party candidates for president, and Bernie Sanders is breaking one of them. He’s saying that America’s leaders shouldn’t worry so much about economic growth if that growth serves to enrich only the wealthiest Americans.

“Our economic goals have to be redistributing a significant amount of [wealth] back from the top 1 percent,” Sanders said in a recent interview, even if that redistribution slows the economy overall.

“Unchecked growth – especially when 99 percent of all new income goes to the top 1 percent – is absurd,” he said. “Where we’ve got to move is not growth for the sake of growth, but we’ve got to move to a society that provides a high quality of life for all of our people. In other words, if peoplehave health care as a r... more »

The thing Bernie Sanders says about inequality that no other candidate will touch

There are very few unspoken rules among major-party candidates for president, and Bernie Sanders is breaking one of them. He’s saying that America’s leaders shouldn’t worry so much about economic growth if that growth serves to enrich only the wealthiest Americans.

“Our economic goals have to be redistributing a significant amount of [wealth] back from the top 1 percent,” Sanders said in a recent interview, even if that redistribution slows the economy overall.

“Unchecked growth – especially when 99 percent of all new income goes to the top 1 percent – is absurd,” he said. “Where we’ve got to move is not growth for the sake of growth, but we’ve got to move to a society that provides a high quality of life for all of our people. In other words, if people have health care as a right, as do the people of every other major country, then there’s less worry about growth. If people have educational opportunity and their kids can go to college and they have child care, then there’s less worry about growth for the sake of growth.”

Make sure everyone can spend and everyone will prosper. allow the greedy to collect the fruits of our labour and only yhe greedy will.

It's the movement of money that causes growth, not the size of the pile one sits on.___

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2015-07-15 05:43:21 (89 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

The big lies only work when we buy into them.
The fact is guns in America are a plague perpetuated by penny dreadful philosophies of ignorance, hate, and baseless fears.

___The big lies only work when we buy into them.
The fact is guns in America are a plague perpetuated by penny dreadful philosophies of ignorance, hate, and baseless fears.

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2015-07-13 14:47:10 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 107 +1s)Open 

One of   #tedscousins  claims to be an Electric Citrus Juicer.

Whatever it is, he's a happy one.

http://www.fratelliguzzini.com/de/en/Products/electrical-appliances/electric_citrus_juicer_2

+Ted Ewen 

One of   #tedscousins  claims to be an Electric Citrus Juicer.

Whatever it is, he's a happy one.

http://www.fratelliguzzini.com/de/en/Products/electrical-appliances/electric_citrus_juicer_2

+Ted Ewen ___

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