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Ted Ewen has been at 12 events

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Landscape Photography Community10,695*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 22:00:00571  
NovoPulp1,233Yes 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)25,558Getting 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  
Peter Tom17,130You are invited to post your favorite photographs from May 1 to May 31 2013.Peter's May Exhibition Event2013-05-26 21:00:00122  
Charles Strebor (Rantz)25,558A wee photowalk.South Bank Photo Walkabout2013-05-04 17:00:0017  
Olivio Sarikas5,591One 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 Sarikas5,591Let´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 Sarikas5,591Team 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 Tom17,130You 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 Sarikas5,591Let´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 Diprose33,970*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 18:00:00565  
Hubble Space Telescope8,060,926A 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 19:00:00438  

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2017-01-25 23:58:01 (25 comments; 5 reshares; 29 +1s; )Open 

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2017-03-27 08:12:57 (0 comments; 5 reshares; 46 +1s; )Open 

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2017-03-16 09:51:01 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 76 +1s; )Open 

The grimaces of the objects
Ever notice the seemingly humanistic faces that stare at you, from the most unlikely places?

#face #pareidolia

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2017-03-29 14:32:39 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 57 +1s; )Open 

Via +Kerry Amburgy-Dickson

___Via +Kerry Amburgy-Dickson

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2017-03-29 14:15:32 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

I wonder if the idiots who voted for Trump will look at Brexshit and see the parallels with what's happening in the US.

As they're idiots, probably not. But give them time.

via Marina O'Loughlin



I wonder if the idiots who voted for Trump will look at Brexshit and see the parallels with what's happening in the US.

As they're idiots, probably not. But give them time.

via Marina O'Loughlin

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2017-03-28 19:35:59 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Going to have to give this a try. It would be nice to have some measure of control beyond chasing them and flapping my arms....

Going to have to give this a try. It would be nice to have some measure of control beyond chasing them and flapping my arms....___

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2017-03-28 19:20:26 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 51 +1s; )Open 

Some of #tedscousins might have taken the piercing thing a little too far.....

Thanks, +Jeremy Hodges !

The grimaces of the objects
Ever notice the seemingly humanistic faces that stare at you, from the most unlikely places?

#face #pareidolia___Some of #tedscousins might have taken the piercing thing a little too far.....

Thanks, +Jeremy Hodges !

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2017-03-28 15:16:32 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

So, our grocery is now stocking edible insects.... that first one is 'wax moth larvae' apparently.

So, our grocery is now stocking edible insects.... that first one is 'wax moth larvae' apparently.___

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2017-03-28 11:22:33 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

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2017-03-27 08:12:57 (0 comments; 5 reshares; 46 +1s; )Open 

A simple truth....
Via +Bruce Shark

___A simple truth....
Via +Bruce Shark

2017-03-27 08:07:59 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

"You speak of ‘the government’ as if it were a single, monolithic beast of huge proportions, with countless hands but only a single brain controlling them. Turn that vision around, Admiral. Perhaps you should consider how things would be if the government was in fact a mammoth creature with a single tremendous hand but many brains trying to direct that hand in its powerful but clumsy efforts to do something, anything. You’ve seen the grand council at work. Which image seems more appropriate to you?”

from Lost Fleet: Dreadnaught by Jack Campbell



"You speak of ‘the government’ as if it were a single, monolithic beast of huge proportions, with countless hands but only a single brain controlling them. Turn that vision around, Admiral. Perhaps you should consider how things would be if the government was in fact a mammoth creature with a single tremendous hand but many brains trying to direct that hand in its powerful but clumsy efforts to do something, anything. You’ve seen the grand council at work. Which image seems more appropriate to you?”

from Lost Fleet: Dreadnaught by Jack Campbell

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2017-03-26 15:43:35 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Making progress on the coop I started last season. Illness and such got in the way, and still limits my time working in one go, but I got tired of it not being done, and we need the space.

Added a floor, nest box, human door and hardware, floor for the nest box (which I forgot), chicken door frame, and a nest box divider. All I have left to fabricate is a perch, then final painting and the roof goes on.

This is the first thing of any substance I have ever built in wood. I've never been very handy. I gotta say, it's pretty satisfying, and that it will allow us to finally start splitting off flocks is glorious.



Making progress on the coop I started last season. Illness and such got in the way, and still limits my time working in one go, but I got tired of it not being done, and we need the space.

Added a floor, nest box, human door and hardware, floor for the nest box (which I forgot), chicken door frame, and a nest box divider. All I have left to fabricate is a perch, then final painting and the roof goes on.

This is the first thing of any substance I have ever built in wood. I've never been very handy. I gotta say, it's pretty satisfying, and that it will allow us to finally start splitting off flocks is glorious.

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2017-03-26 06:59:36 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 57 +1s; )Open 

Thanks +Sunday What Is It!

___Thanks +Sunday What Is It!

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2017-03-25 19:45:58 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

The chickens really do rule the roost....

The chickens really do rule the roost....___

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2017-03-25 19:06:16 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

Herself is wholly uninhibited when it comes time to let me know she needs attention....

Herself is wholly uninhibited when it comes time to let me know she needs attention....___

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2017-03-25 18:13:28 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

One for +JD James via +Rhys Taylor

....Wow...___One for +JD James via +Rhys Taylor

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2017-03-22 11:33:46 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Just finished creating a workflow to generate a daily melody building exercise on the iPad. I used workflow.is's app, and +JD James' algorithm. A new key every day of the month, time signature depends on the date. Even days are 4/4, odd 3/4, and if there is a 6 in the date, 6/8. It even raises a notification so you won't forget.

If you use workflow, you can get a copy of the workflow here: https://workflow.is/workflows/6bedfe7bbc224dba87e4dcdde8c0c46e

Here is the output:

Just finished creating a workflow to generate a daily melody building exercise on the iPad. I used workflow.is's app, and +JD James' algorithm. A new key every day of the month, time signature depends on the date. Even days are 4/4, odd 3/4, and if there is a 6 in the date, 6/8. It even raises a notification so you won't forget.

If you use workflow, you can get a copy of the workflow here: https://workflow.is/workflows/6bedfe7bbc224dba87e4dcdde8c0c46e

Here is the output:___

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2017-03-22 06:46:20 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

If you’re a Jethro Tull fan, you probably noticed years ago that there is a distinct resemblance between one of the prog-rock group’s older songs and the Eagles’ monster hit “Hotel California.”

If you’re a Jethro Tull fan, you probably noticed years ago that there is a distinct resemblance between one of the prog-rock group’s older songs and the Eagles’ monster hit “Hotel California.”___

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2017-03-20 12:02:15 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

Unmasking the villain... oh...

Unmasking the villain... oh...___

2017-03-20 11:54:39 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

The soldier captures power. The vulture accepts the bones.


The soldier captures power. The vulture accepts the bones.
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2017-03-18 18:35:53 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 67 +1s; )Open 

Some of #tedscousins don't much care for the smell of their sponsors...

The grimaces of the objects
Ever notice the seemingly humanistic faces that stare at you, from the most unlikely places?

#face #pareidolia___Some of #tedscousins don't much care for the smell of their sponsors...

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2017-03-18 09:10:04 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

An enjoyable and informative read.

Honorverse Analytics: Why Manticore Won the War
analysis of David Weber's Honor Harrington arc, by a naval analyst working for the Department of Defense (and old friend of mine)___An enjoyable and informative read.

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2017-03-18 09:04:00 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

Our new drum plucker has arrived, and works when turned on. Build quality is pretty low, but if it does the job it will be good enough. We were hoping to use it today, but the weather hasn't cooperated, so next weekend perhaps. With close to a dozen mature roosters, it is, again, past time for a cull.

Our new drum plucker has arrived, and works when turned on. Build quality is pretty low, but if it does the job it will be good enough. We were hoping to use it today, but the weather hasn't cooperated, so next weekend perhaps. With close to a dozen mature roosters, it is, again, past time for a cull.___

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2017-03-16 09:51:01 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 76 +1s; )Open 

Some of #tedscousins like listening to music while... sitting on the faces of ... well, umm, yeah.

Also, how very cyberman.

The grimaces of the objects
Ever notice the seemingly humanistic faces that stare at you, from the most unlikely places?

#face #pareidolia___Some of #tedscousins like listening to music while... sitting on the faces of ... well, umm, yeah.

Also, how very cyberman.

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2017-03-16 09:40:57 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 46 +1s; )Open 

Some of #tedscousins are right little monsters....

Thanks, +Nico Lindner!

At the window. I'm a bit scared. Dude, I'm harmless!

#tedscousins
+Ted Ewen​___Some of #tedscousins are right little monsters....

Thanks, +Nico Lindner!

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2017-03-16 09:38:38 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 29 +1s; )Open 

Some of #tedscousins are perfect company after a long day....

Thanks, +Stefanie Schächtel :D

Just a smile!

#tedscousins by +Ted Ewen ___Some of #tedscousins are perfect company after a long day....

Thanks, +Stefanie Schächtel :D

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2017-03-16 09:34:50 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 33 +1s; )Open 

Some of #tedscousins think they might just see humanity's new home....

Thanks, +Gordon Price!

Plan B, Trappist-1 - Plan B, Trappist-1___Some of #tedscousins think they might just see humanity's new home....

Thanks, +Gordon Price!

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2017-03-16 09:32:06 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 27 +1s; )Open 

Some of #tedscousins are a little loupey when it comes to time....

Thanks, +Luis Carvalho :D

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Also find more horological Collections here:
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#Elgin #pocketwatch
http://www.elgintime.com___Some of #tedscousins are a little loupey when it comes to time....

Thanks, +Luis Carvalho :D

2017-03-16 09:24:30 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

“How can anyone keep other people from doing stupid things? Humans are good at doing stupid things. It’s one of our talents, and one we like to exercise frequently.”

She didn’t answer immediately.

“If you don’t exercise a talent, you get rusty,” Desjani finally said. “We stay in practice by doing stupid things often. Can you imagine if humans were bad at being stupid? It might take centuries to do the amount of damage to ourselves that we can now achieve within months.”

from Beyond the Frontier: Dreadnaught by Jack Campbell


“How can anyone keep other people from doing stupid things? Humans are good at doing stupid things. It’s one of our talents, and one we like to exercise frequently.”

She didn’t answer immediately.

“If you don’t exercise a talent, you get rusty,” Desjani finally said. “We stay in practice by doing stupid things often. Can you imagine if humans were bad at being stupid? It might take centuries to do the amount of damage to ourselves that we can now achieve within months.”

from Beyond the Frontier: Dreadnaught by Jack Campbell
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2017-03-15 15:39:47 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

From 2006, reference my last post.

From 2006, reference my last post.___

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2017-03-14 16:56:18 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

20, our house chirp. 

20, our house chirp. ___

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2017-03-14 15:03:41 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

A study in chook.

A study in chook.___

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2017-03-12 19:00:44 (18 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Coming soon (and none too soon at that, needed one for quite a while now). Any guesses as to what it is?

Coming soon (and none too soon at that, needed one for quite a while now). Any guesses as to what it is?___

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2017-03-12 07:36:00 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 41 +1s; )Open 

Thanks, +Marcin Szczygieł!

+Ted Ewen
This guy I saw among the collection of drills used to search for oil.
___Thanks, +Marcin Szczygieł!

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2017-03-06 11:38:43 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Got to playing with Garageband, and this is the result. Still a work in progress, the individual instrument levels need adjustment for example, but overall I like it.

https://soundcloud.com/tedewen-1/tc-001-01

Got to playing with Garageband, and this is the result. Still a work in progress, the individual instrument levels need adjustment for example, but overall I like it.

https://soundcloud.com/tedewen-1/tc-001-01___

2017-02-23 12:20:28 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

"If they admit to mistakes made by leaders of the Syndicate Worlds, mistakes so serious they have trapped the Syndicate Worlds in an apparently endless war, then it is certain they will lose power, and if they lose power, they will at worst die either quickly or slowly, and at best lose every bit of their status and wealth. But as long as they continue the current policies, they can hope something will change. It’s not about what’s best for the Syndicate Worlds or the Alliance or humanity as a whole. It’s about what’s best for them as individuals. They’ll fight to the last warship and ground soldier, because that’s someone else paying the price for their mistakes and putting off the day when they’ll personally be called to account.”

From The Lost Fleet:Valiant by Jack Campbell

"If they admit to mistakes made by leaders of the Syndicate Worlds, mistakes so serious they have trapped the Syndicate Worlds in an apparently endless war, then it is certain they will lose power, and if they lose power, they will at worst die either quickly or slowly, and at best lose every bit of their status and wealth. But as long as they continue the current policies, they can hope something will change. It’s not about what’s best for the Syndicate Worlds or the Alliance or humanity as a whole. It’s about what’s best for them as individuals. They’ll fight to the last warship and ground soldier, because that’s someone else paying the price for their mistakes and putting off the day when they’ll personally be called to account.”

From The Lost Fleet:Valiant by Jack Campbell___

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2017-02-23 12:17:42 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

Yup.

___Yup.

2017-02-22 09:11:30 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Not something I wrote but, I have trouble disagreeing with any of it.


"A DAY IN THE LIFE OF JOE REPUBLICAN
Joe gets up at 6 a.m. and fills his coffeepot with water to prepare his morning coffee. The water is clean and good because some tree-hugging liberal fought for minimum water-quality standards. With his first swallow of coffee, he takes his daily medication. His medications are safe to take because some stupid commie liberal fought to insure their safety and that they work as advertised.
All but $10 of his medications are paid for by his employer's medical plan because some liberal union workers fought their employers for paid medical insurance - now Joe gets it too. He prepares his morning breakfast, bacon and eggs. Joe's bacon is safe to eat because some girly-man liberal fought for laws to regulate the meat packing industry.

In the morning shower,... more »

Not something I wrote but, I have trouble disagreeing with any of it.


"A DAY IN THE LIFE OF JOE REPUBLICAN
Joe gets up at 6 a.m. and fills his coffeepot with water to prepare his morning coffee. The water is clean and good because some tree-hugging liberal fought for minimum water-quality standards. With his first swallow of coffee, he takes his daily medication. His medications are safe to take because some stupid commie liberal fought to insure their safety and that they work as advertised.
All but $10 of his medications are paid for by his employer's medical plan because some liberal union workers fought their employers for paid medical insurance - now Joe gets it too. He prepares his morning breakfast, bacon and eggs. Joe's bacon is safe to eat because some girly-man liberal fought for laws to regulate the meat packing industry.

In the morning shower, Joe reaches for his shampoo. His bottle is properly labeled with each ingredient and its amount in the total contents because some crybaby liberal fought for his right to know what he was putting on his body and how much it contained. Joe dresses, walks outside and takes a deep breath. The air he breathes is clean because some environmentalist wacko liberal fought for laws to stop industries from polluting our air. He walks to the subway station for his government-subsidized ride to work. It saves him considerable money in parking and transportation fees because some fancy-pants liberal fought for affordable public transportation, which gives everyone the opportunity to be a contributor.

Joe begins his work day. He has a good job with excellent pay, medical benefits, retirement, paid holidays and vacation because some lazy liberal union members fought and died for these working standards. Joes employer pays these standards because Joe's employer doesn't want his employees to call the union.
If Joe is hurt on the job or becomes unemployed, he'll get a worker compensation or unemployment check because some stupid liberal didn't think he should lose his home because of his temporary misfortune.

Its noontime and Joe needs to make a bank deposit so he can pay some bills. Joe's deposit is federally insured by the FSLIC because some godless liberal wanted to protect Joe's money from unscrupulous bankers who ruined the banking system before the Great Depression.

Joe has to pay his Fannie Mae-underwritten mortgage and his below-market federal student loan because some elitist liberal decided that Joe and the government would be better off if he was educated and earned more money over his lifetime.

Joe is home from work. He plans to visit his father this evening at his farm home in the country. He gets in his car for the drive. His car is among the safest in the world because some America-hating liberal fought for car safety standards. He arrives at his boyhood home. His was the third generation to live in the house financed by Farmers' Home Administration because bankers didn't want to make rural loans. The house didn't have electricity until some big-government liberal stuck his nose where it didn't belong and demanded rural electrification.

He is happy to see his father, who is now retired. His father lives on Social Security and a union pension because some wine-drinking, cheese-eating liberal made sure he could take care of himself so Joe wouldn't have to.

Joe gets back in his car for the ride home, and turns on a radio talk show. The radio host keeps saying that liberals are bad and conservatives are good. He doesn't mention that the beloved Republicans have fought against every protection and benefit Joe enjoys throughout his day.
Joe agrees: "We don't need those big-government liberals ruining our lives! After all, I'm a self-made man who believes everyone should
take care of themselves, just like I have."___

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2017-02-15 17:18:02 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Claims that a “sex rioting mob” of around 50 men assaulted a group of women over the new year were reported by German tabloid Bild earlier this month.

The report, which suggested the attackers lived at a refugee shelter in central Hasse, was widely re-circulated by right-wing news sites.

In an article since taken down from its website, Bild interviewed a chef who runs a restaurant in Fressgass, a busy shopping district, as well as a 27-year-old woman.

The chef alleged that dozens of Arab men came into his restaurant in, stole his customers' jackets and sexually assaulted multiple women.

The 27-year-old female told the paper: “They grabbed me under my skirt, between the legs and on my breast – everywhere.”

Yet, police said on Tuesday they believed the allegations were “completely baseless”. One of the purported victims of the allegedattack was no... more »

Claims that a “sex rioting mob” of around 50 men assaulted a group of women over the new year were reported by German tabloid Bild earlier this month.

The report, which suggested the attackers lived at a refugee shelter in central Hasse, was widely re-circulated by right-wing news sites.

In an article since taken down from its website, Bild interviewed a chef who runs a restaurant in Fressgass, a busy shopping district, as well as a 27-year-old woman.

The chef alleged that dozens of Arab men came into his restaurant in, stole his customers' jackets and sexually assaulted multiple women.

The 27-year-old female told the paper: “They grabbed me under my skirt, between the legs and on my breast – everywhere.”

Yet, police said on Tuesday they believed the allegations were “completely baseless”. One of the purported victims of the alleged attack was not in Frankfurt at the time of the purported crime, they said.

“Interviews with alleged witnesses, guests and employees led to major doubts with the version of events that had been presented,” police told German daily Frankfurter Rundschau.___

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2017-02-15 17:14:58 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

The hopes of British fishermen that the UK can win its “waters back” after Brexit are expected to be dashed by the European parliament, despite the campaign promises of Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage, a leaked EU document reveals.

MEPs have drafted seven provisions to be included in Britain’s “exit agreement”, including the stipulation that there will be “no increase to the UK’s share of fishing opportunities for jointly fished stocks [maintaining the existing quota distribution in UK and EU waters]”.

The document, obtained by the Guardian, adds that in order for the UK and EU to keep to commitments on sustainable fishing – contained within the United Nations stocks agreement – “it is difficult to see any alternative to the continued application of the common fisheries policy”.

The hopes of British fishermen that the UK can win its “waters back” after Brexit are expected to be dashed by the European parliament, despite the campaign promises of Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage, a leaked EU document reveals.

MEPs have drafted seven provisions to be included in Britain’s “exit agreement”, including the stipulation that there will be “no increase to the UK’s share of fishing opportunities for jointly fished stocks [maintaining the existing quota distribution in UK and EU waters]”.

The document, obtained by the Guardian, adds that in order for the UK and EU to keep to commitments on sustainable fishing – contained within the United Nations stocks agreement – “it is difficult to see any alternative to the continued application of the common fisheries policy”.___

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2017-02-14 10:22:00 (16 comments; 1 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

I have a very real fear that we will lose everything we have spent a decade building here in Denmark. We could be deported, lose our pensions, our home, our life, and be forced to return to a U.K. that denies all the values we hold dear.

All off the vote of 20-odd percent of the electorate, and that vote based on lies, deception and ignorance.

I have a very real fear that we will lose everything we have spent a decade building here in Denmark. We could be deported, lose our pensions, our home, our life, and be forced to return to a U.K. that denies all the values we hold dear.

All off the vote of 20-odd percent of the electorate, and that vote based on lies, deception and ignorance.___

2017-02-14 10:15:08 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

51.

Three seventeens.

Wow.

51.

Three seventeens.

Wow.___

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2017-02-14 10:10:26 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Via +Gordon McIntosh

Wow! This makes a lot of sense!___Via +Gordon McIntosh

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2017-02-06 22:24:57 (18 comments; 0 reshares; 47 +1s; )Open 

Some of #tedscousins really don't understand why they are out in the snow, and seem a bit distressed.

#pareidolia #tedscousins +Ted Ewen​___Some of #tedscousins really don't understand why they are out in the snow, and seem a bit distressed.

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2017-02-02 09:06:48 (1 comments; 4 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Via +Eve Aebi

___Via +Eve Aebi

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2017-01-29 23:47:33 (5 comments; 5 reshares; 76 +1s; )Open 

#Trump

#Trump___

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2017-01-26 00:09:36 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

RIP
Who can turn the world on with her smile?
Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?
Well it's you girl, and you should know it
With each glance and every little movement you show it
Love is all around, no need to waste it
You can never tell, why don't you take it
You're gonna make it after all
You're gonna make it after all
How will you make it on your own?
This world is awfully big, girl this time you're all alone
But it's time you started living
It's time you let someone else do some giving
Love is all around, no need to waste it
You can never tell, why don't you take it
You might just make it after all
You might just make it after all

RIP
Who can turn the world on with her smile?
Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?
Well it's you girl, and you should know it
With each glance and every little movement you show it
Love is all around, no need to waste it
You can never tell, why don't you take it
You're gonna make it after all
You're gonna make it after all
How will you make it on your own?
This world is awfully big, girl this time you're all alone
But it's time you started living
It's time you let someone else do some giving
Love is all around, no need to waste it
You can never tell, why don't you take it
You might just make it after all
You might just make it after all___

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2017-01-25 23:58:01 (25 comments; 5 reshares; 29 +1s; )Open 

Some of us have been saying this since the first days of beta.
That it remains as borked as it is after a year of feedback is a testament to the hubris of the designers and their disdain for their users.

Years of work by thousands of people rendered useless because some googlies decide that's the way it's going to be.

+Carter Gibson keeps repeating the party line, how we are change resistant, how we do not know our own desires and preferences, that that which went before was bad for us, that this time will be different to the last time, and the time before that....

Experience says otherwise, and pushing through these changes in the face of a year plus of negative feedback on the changes and UI, all while continuing to tell us how wrong we are shows just how little the established user base really matters.

Collections and Communities are the new focus.... more »

Please Reshare___Some of us have been saying this since the first days of beta.
That it remains as borked as it is after a year of feedback is a testament to the hubris of the designers and their disdain for their users.

Years of work by thousands of people rendered useless because some googlies decide that's the way it's going to be.

+Carter Gibson keeps repeating the party line, how we are change resistant, how we do not know our own desires and preferences, that that which went before was bad for us, that this time will be different to the last time, and the time before that....

Experience says otherwise, and pushing through these changes in the face of a year plus of negative feedback on the changes and UI, all while continuing to tell us how wrong we are shows just how little the established user base really matters.

Collections and Communities are the new focus. Circles were hard to data mine I guess, better we should isolate ourselves in topic based ghettos, never getting exposed to all the other facets of the people whose interests we share. Features and bug fixes promised at the launch of communities languish. Improvements and bug fixes promised at their launch never materialised either. What basis has google ever given us to believe that this time they will deliver?

Other than the fanBoi fanatics, I know of no one who prefers this iteration of this service we've come to rely upon. Some are of the 'make the best of it' mindset, but they prefer the old too. Many have walked away as Google has gutted the service and added reengagement and spam to our streams while removing the people we'd chosen to follow.

These changes are all about making it easier for google to sell adverts, and nothing about making this service a better place for us. If that were really their goal they would have come to us before the redesign for insight and advice. Instead they presented us with a fait accompli that is 'for our own good'.

Do no evil? Sure, I'll buy that, but A.D.D. Chaotic Neutral is just as bad.

(Just in posting this, I notice there is no way to move posts from a collection to another collection - functionality loss. Added clicks to navigate the editing and deletion of a post - additional UI friction. This is just on one post. Every interaction with the new service brings these kinds of frictional aggrevations. +Mentions no longer complete from recalled text - functionality loss. Cancel and save (when editing)a the the top of the post, requiring scrolling to save or discard changes - UI friction. Where is the improvement of the UX?)

2017-01-23 21:26:18 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Gateway To Elsewhere

…I'm getting a trifle confused," admitted Tony.

The Queen nodded kindly.

"I know," she said condescendingly. "You men only really talk to each other. You don't often see things straight. If you only talked to women more . . . about things that really matter, that is—"

"May Allah forbid!" said Tony grimly. "I've never yet talked to a woman who didn't try to make me apologize for being a man, or any who'd have bothered to talk to me if I hadn't been! You are a queen, Majesty, and you're giving me what I take to be rather complicated instructions. I'm only a man. So whatever I do—because I'm a man—you will explain should have been done differently. No man can ever do anything exactly the way a woman would like him to, but whatever he does, women will makethe bes... more »

Gateway To Elsewhere

…I'm getting a trifle confused," admitted Tony.

The Queen nodded kindly.

"I know," she said condescendingly. "You men only really talk to each other. You don't often see things straight. If you only talked to women more . . . about things that really matter, that is—"

"May Allah forbid!" said Tony grimly. "I've never yet talked to a woman who didn't try to make me apologize for being a man, or any who'd have bothered to talk to me if I hadn't been! You are a queen, Majesty, and you're giving me what I take to be rather complicated instructions. I'm only a man. So whatever I do—because I'm a man—you will explain should have been done differently. No man can ever do anything exactly the way a woman would like him to, but whatever he does, women will make the best of it. So I'm not going to try to do whatever it is you're trying to command. I'm going to handle this my way...."

Excerpt From

A Logic Named Joe, Murray Leinster___

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