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David Brin has been shared in 287 public circles

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Allan watson26,270Active users on Google+. Circle ShareIf you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#Atlas #World #Washington #DC #National #Geographic #issue #Population #December #ebcom #Encyclopædia #Britannica #Chicago #Encyclopædia #Britannica #Inc #to #b #National #Geographic #Atlas #World #th #ed #Washington #Brief #No #February #includes2015-04-23 06:59:594045616
CHEAT COC335New Control Panel For Member, Update and All Tutorial can Found Here : http://cheatcocc.blogspot.com  Thanks #teamb   reshared to help other find us2015-04-20 13:38:04501000
Alex Grossman122,668My SF&F Writers, Editors and Publishers circle. Hope you find it interesting. Many cool people here.2015-04-19 06:51:4455003
Singularity Utopia5,944I've noticed some people doing #sharedcircles recently on G+, which was a handy thing when I first started using G+, thus for newcomers here is my contribution. This circle includes a mixture of people and pages. The general theme is science, technology, thinkers; people who may have a #Singularity interest.2015-04-09 10:20:04273000
Tourej Ansari44,306In this circle are people included, who has already shared an own public #circle with interesting profiles.Please add me to your circles and share this circle! #Phoenix   #Arizona  2015-04-08 06:01:54191011
Daniel Gibbs23,607If you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this #circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#while #benefitting #poor #and #vulnerable #farmers #The #studys #recommendations #ranged #from #improving #the #use #of #climate #information #in #local #planning #and #strengthening #weatherbased #agroadvisory #services #to #stimulating #diversification #of #rural #household #incomes #and #providing #incentes #to #in #to 2015-04-07 06:31:55486255
Volkan DOBRİCELİ26Mobile PhotographersMobile Photography -- or as I call it  #Mobilography  -- is an artform that, happy to report, has flourished here on Google+. This circle of mobile photographers is not food and cats. It is art, it is creativity, it is beauty and content. Some of the individuals in this circle are film and DSLR photographers as well. The phone camera though is a regular and equally legitimate camera to use in their photography and documentation of their worlds.If you have been notified of this post, you are in the circle.Crowd SourcingI am taking suggestions for people to add to this circle for the future. If you are a mobile photographer, or know a mobile photographer, that isn't in this circle, please mention them here and include a link to a gallery of work.You are not required to share this circle to get into it. I can't stand that gimmick. Share it if you want people to know about our work.#MobilePhotography   #Mobilography   #Mobilographers   #MobilePhotographers   #CircleShare   #SharedCircle  2015-03-26 15:02:264711217
Technology Pools990Join the Gathering Circle !! Full of nice and active friends #Engagers #EngagersCircle #SocialMedia #Google+ #SharedCircle #Marketing #SocialMediaMarketing  #Shared  #Social #GooglePlusTips #circles2015-03-25 10:28:31501000
Technology Pools990Join the Gathering Circle !! Full of nice and active friends #Engagers #EngagersCircle #SocialMedia #Google+ #SharedCircle #Marketing #SocialMediaMarketing  #Shared  #Social #GooglePlusTips #circles2015-03-25 10:27:32501000
Wayne Marinovich28,496Writers / Authors / Publishers / Bloggers circleTime to share one of my favourite circles. It has grown quite a bit in the past few months and I will be starting a second one because I am on the 500 mark here. Let me know if you want to be included.Please share to pass on the love. Thanks and write well.2015-03-25 08:21:36499000
Jomar Cabillo0✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦ONCE AGAIN HERE'S SMILE VERSION  OF MY SHARED PUBLIC Great Great CIRCLE .. I wish to be a friend to all of ya guys.. cheerz with us.. and cheerz with them.. GUYS JUST WANNA SAY, THANKS FOR THE CIRCLE AND HOPE COULD BE FRIENDS AT ANY CIRCLE, FRIENDS, PHOTOGRAPHY, ACQUAINTANCES, FOLLOWING ETC.. THANKS LOVE YOU ALL GUYS..  GOD BLESS.Like-Comment-and SHARE.. UPDATED FRIDAY 7/12/2014✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦GREAT reshares last week! INSANE! Let's keep it going!➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps: 1) Plus the original post2) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)3) Comment on the original post when complete4) Add the circle weekly so you can get the new members! Thank A lot Guys..Love You all#Qhuilouah Aquino  #circle  #circles #public   #publiccircle    #circleshare   #circlesharing    #sharedcircles    #sharedcircle    #morefollowers   #sharingcircles    #circleshare    #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedpublicircles    #sharedcircle    #photography   #photographer #bestphotographer    #topphotographer    #AddCircle   #FindCircles   #awesome    #AwesomePeople    #AwesomeCircle   #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle   #addpeople    #circlemeup   #circlesdisc2015-03-05 14:53:30448001
Ryan Johnson26,769This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #Sharedcircles #circleshare  #sri_lanka #colombo #australia #adelaide #australia #cairns #australia #darwin #australia #hobart #new_zealand #auckland #new_zealand #wellington #papua_new_guinea #papua_new_guinea #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday 2015-03-05 07:52:19424534083
Robert Best2,685Google+ Relevance CircleWhat people of "relevance" do we have in common? Care to share?This big shared circle contains my most "relevant" circles according to G+. It also only contains people/profiles who post publicly (Either occasionally or prolifically).Do you recognize others in the list? (I think the probability is high)As far as I know, the visual beside the "Add people" button below shows you the 8 people from this circle who are most "relevant" to you. Also, if you click that add people button, the list inside is ordered by "relevance".Some people in this circle I know very well... others I haven't met at all (Besides interfacing with what they share publicly on G+) I'm curious, what circles do we share of high relevance? Give a few people shout outs! Let's have a random chat.You were likely notified of this post... I normally don't share to any of my specific circles, so as to avoid sending out unwanted notifications... But since I have you and your attention here... HELLO! Have we talked before? Why do you think I have you circled? What's of relevance for you? (Besides people on G+) If we do know each other... Have we been in touch lately? If not, let's please catch up!2015-03-03 01:03:39455111
Paul Hutchinson2,176A G+ #FF post ... Here's my "Science" circle (at least 501 of the 1105 people in the circle)#tw #fb2015-02-27 21:06:56501002
Brian Mcquillan23,952Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #Gif #Cute #Anime #Animals #Online #Life #CatLovers #Cat #FunnyPics #Quote #Art #CaturdayEveryday #QuoteOfTheDay #Truth #Dog #Dogs #XD #Meme #LOL #Humor #Cute #Anime #Gif #Animals #Cat #CatLovers #Art #Online #Cats #Life #FunnyPics #CaturdayEveryday #Dog #Quote #Dogs #Truth #Manga 2015-02-27 10:33:26381172326
Technology Pools225If you like this Circle, please share this post and Circle. If you want to be in the next circle, share this circle and post a comment here!#sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #bristol #somerset #london #britain"2015-02-07 05:54:12405002
Crazy Cats29 Public #circleshare   January 20, 2015Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This #cirlce  !!!***************************************************************Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Follow me here : http://goo.gl/7rWIEVTo be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 Include me in your circles2 Click add people and create your circle3 +1 this circle4 Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( dont forget share the circle and include yourself )5 If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).6  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. You'll know if you're sharing the original one because you won't see "Jason Levy originally shared" above here. If you do see it, click on "originally shared" and it will bring you to this post.Special Invite :+A Tech Buzz +Axel Kratel +Andrea Gervasi +Andrew Sowerby +Anette Mossbacher +Brett Szmajda +Andrew Sowerby +Irina Sadokhina +Sean Carroll +Michael Sonntag +Mighty Dragon Studios +Eric Delcour +2015-02-01 10:25:324744412
Natasha Velicia475Get More Google+ Follower with  +TubeDEVILZ  January 15, 2015*****************************************************************HERE'S OF MY SHARED PUBLIC CIRCLE*****************************************************************Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This Cilcle!!,Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 Include me in your circles2 Click add people and create your circle3 +1 this circle4 Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( dont forget share the circle and include yourself )5 If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).6  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. You'll know if you're sharing the original one because you won't see "Jason Levy originally shared" above here. If you do see it, click on "originally shared" and it will bring you to this post.**************************************Follow Me Here : http://goo.gl/c18bpxAnd Subcribe : http://goo.gl/NT0MCkSpecial Invitation (Please +1 and Share) :+Alfina Dewi +Agus Septiann +Dini Ashanti +Amy Cesario +Sergii Daniloff +Danis Sanju +Lieven Damman +dini iftita +Lincoln Harrison +Riskhha Nur Hayati +Nanang Hendro +Hanste2015-01-16 20:15:35473419
Xtreme Videos0#CircleSharing#SharedCircles#Circle#CircleOfTheDay#SHARE#SharedPublicCircles#TeamElite#circlesdiscovery#Shared#ADD#Friends#Google#PublicCircle#teamelitecircle#teameliteengagercircle#dontconfusethecircles#SocialMedia#SocialMediaMarketing#EliteInnerCircle#Engagement#love#couple#cute#adorable#TagsForLikes#kiss#kisses#hugs#romance#forever#girlfriend#boyfriend#gf#bf#bff#together#photooftheday2015-01-16 16:26:1950161410
Ryan Johnson23,295This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#circle #Sharedcircles #circleshare  #sri_lanka #colombo #australia #adelaide #australia #cairns #australia #darwin #australia #hobart #new_zealand #auckland #new_zealand #wellington #papua_new_guinea #papua_new_guinea #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday 2015-01-16 13:00:35472313051
Moan Lisa49,682MOAN LISA's Circle Share14 January, 2015add & share.2015-01-14 19:00:493003413
RuMuZ NeYiMe1,336good morningadd friends list..#addcircle #addcircles #addpeople #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besharable #besocial #bestcircle #bestcircles #bestengagers #circleadd #circleall #circleme #circlemenow #circlemeup #circlenetwork #circleplus #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circleshares #circlesharing #circleup #circleyoushare #coolpeople #engagerscircle #engagerscircles #findcircle #findcircles #follow4follow #followback #followme #fullcircleshare #influencermarketing #internetmarketing #morefollowers #networkcircle 2015-01-12 08:56:27466107
John Sean10,506This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #philadelphia #phoenix #san_antonio #san_diego #san_francisco #san_jose #seattle #tampa #washington #american_samoa #american_samoa #pago_pago #fiji #fiji #nadi #fiji #suva #argentina #argentina #buenos_aires #argentina #cordoba #argentina #iguaza #argentina #mendoza #argentina #rosaio #argentina #san_carlos_de_bariloche #bolivia #bolivia #cochabamba 2015-01-12 06:41:19465171630
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov2,751SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FRIENDS : Circle V.1.11. Link to my own scientific research topic: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4212005/  To be included in future circle-editions, please ENGAGE: add me to your own circles/+1/re-share/comment on the original circle-post, or on some of the other science-related posts on my wall (this is needed since the number of people that could be circled is limited from Google – and therefore I am forced to keep included just the most active users). Currently featured science-related GOOGLE PLUS post:https://plus.google.com/115938908270684192009/posts/8LU6LVz75jxI would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #nutrition    #ScienceSunday   #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech   #GameTechnology    #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch    #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol   #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct   #artists   #foodies   #cars   2014-11-27 06:30:22451423271
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,950SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS : CIRCLE V.8; maintained by +Atanas Georgiev Atanasov  ; You can learn more about my personal scientific research at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #NIAC   #nutrition   #Entrepreneur   #Commercial #ScienceSunday   #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech   #GameTechnology   #Gaming   #VideoGaming   #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch    #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol   #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct   2014-11-17 05:24:2236226837
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,746SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS : CIRCLE V.7; maintained by +AtanasGeorgievAtanasov ; You can learn more about my personal scientific research at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #NIAC   #nutrition   #Entrepreneur   #Commercial #ScienceSunday  #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech  #GameTechnology   #Gaming   #VideoGaming   #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch   #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol  #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct  #artists   #foodies   #cars2014-11-13 05:47:40346607
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,550SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS of it : CIRCLE V.6; maintained by +AtanasGeorgievAtanasov ; You can learn more about my personal scientific research here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #NIAC   #nutrition   #Entrepreneur   #Commercial #ScienceSunday  #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech  #GameTechnology   #Gaming   #VideoGaming   #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch   #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol  #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct  #artists   #foodies   2014-11-10 06:22:16330123
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,294SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS of it : CIRCLE V.5; maintained by +AtanasGeorgievAtanasov ; You can learn more about my personal scientific research here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #NIAC   #nutrition   #Entrepreneur   #Commercial #ScienceSunday  #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech  #GameTechnology   #Gaming   #VideoGaming   #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch   #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol  #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct  #artists   #foodies   2014-11-06 08:10:3436954038
Sharon Caroline1,691Hello my friends, good morning/evening for you all!Boost Your visibility On Google+!Shared and be shared. :)Thank you for sharing and promoting this.#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedcircleoftheday2014-11-05 08:31:58463203
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,228SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS of it : Circle V.3, maintained by +AtanasGeorgievAtanasov To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   You can learn a bit more about my personal scientific research from these links: https://plus.google.com/115938908270684192009/posts/MGt3zvEtTgq  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science  #Research #Technology #NASA  #Space #Innovation  #Engineering #NIAC #nutrition #Entrepreneur #Commercial #ScienceSunday #Sundayscience #Science #Research #Tech #GameTech #GameTechnology #Gaming #VideoGaming +Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch  #innovation #Inflammation #Brain #mindcontrol #photography #tech #socialmedia #googleplus #naturalproduct #artists #foodies 2014-11-05 07:02:42362626
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,127Science and Technology +Friends: Circle 2014 V.2 To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   You can learn a bit more about my personal scientific research from these links: https://plus.google.com/115938908270684192009/posts/MGt3zvEtTgq  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science  #Research #Technology #NASA  #Space #Innovation  #Engineering #NIAC #nutrition #Entrepreneur #Commercial #ScienceSunday #Sundayscience #Science #Research #Tech #GameTech #GameTechnology #Gaming #VideoGaming +Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch  #innovation #Inflammation #Brain #mindcontrol #photography #tech #socialmedia #googleplus #naturalproduct #artists #foodies #cars 2014-11-04 06:51:44407103
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,054Science and Technology Circle 2014 To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   You can learn a bit more about my personal scientific research from these links: https://plus.google.com/115938908270684192009/posts/MGt3zvEtTgq  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science  #Research #Technology #NASA   #Space #Innovation   #Engineering #NIAC #nutrition #Entrepreneur #Commercial #ScienceSunday #Sundayscience #Science #Research #Tech #GameTech #GameTechnology #Gaming #VideoGaming #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch   #innovation #Inflammation #Brain #mindcontrol #photography #tech #socialmedia #googleplus #naturalproduct #artists 2014-11-02 08:37:19453526
Sunny CT2,281Increase your following with our Amazing CirclesNext circles to include only those resharing thisEven if you are included in this circle,  Add me, +1 , comment and share this to be included in next 2 circles (after 12 Hours)Want to grow your follower list? Need more followers? Join my circles now To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post(Comment on the original post so that I know you have shared)#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #powercircle #sharedcircle 2014-09-15 09:05:4950111313
Becky Collins16,373Young Adult Authors circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-13 05:03:59465129
Sunny CT1,994Fresh AdditionIncrease your following with our Amazing CirclesNext circles to include only those resharing thisEven if you are included in this circle,  Add me, +1 , comment and share this to be included in next 2 circles (after 12 Hours)Want to grow your follower list? Need more followers? Join my circles now To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post(Comment on the original post so that I know you have shared)#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #powercircle #sha2014-09-12 13:14:5050111415
Sunny CT1,994Fresh AdditionIncrease your following with our Amazing CirclesNext circles to include only those resharing thisEven if you are included in this circle,  Add me, +1 , comment and share this to be included in next 2 circles (after 12 Hours)Want to grow your follower list? Need more followers? Join my circles now To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post(Comment on the original post so that I know you have shared)#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #powercircle #sha2014-09-12 07:07:225017313
Colin Wilson56Increase your following with our Amazing CirclesThis is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post #circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-09-08 06:25:20459111619
Joe Ford8,291My circle of Geeks. Sharing for +Mark Reid - a noob to these parts. But also as part of #followfriday  of course.2014-08-15 13:48:29265213
Becky Collins13,434Mobile Operator Circle:Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-24 05:16:124763112
Becky Collins13,270Space Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-17 07:18:063893010
Aman Singh2,014Circle of the dayYour re-share is appreciatedPlease re-share this circle in your stream.To be added:1- Add +Circles Circles Circles to your circles2- Write the URL of your blog in the comments section below3- Your blog must be an active blog (posts must be current)2014-07-16 12:15:324990719
Ryan Johnson9,485Hi friends! This is a great circle created with an important selection from all circles. The most important engagers are reshared because only that way can we grow our circle and have the people of google circle us.To get in, and to ensure you stay in this circle you need to do the following:1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already!2. +1 this circle!3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above!#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles #Britain #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #uk  #nottingham #Holland #Netherlands #Duch2014-07-16 10:40:014918712
khairul efendi0 Keep this simple!1. ADD the circle2 Share the post3. Plus the post.4. Comment to be added. BAM that is all easy right!? #circleshare  #circlesharing #sharedpubliccircles #snowballcircle #hyberballcircle #publicsharedcircles      #ownsocialmedia   #socialmediamarketing   #circlesharingpages   #sharingcircles   #whatshot   #followers   #googleplustips #CircleSharing #CircleShare #CircleOfTheDay #Circle #SharedCircles #Google #Google+ #GooglePlusTips #AddCircle #ADD #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircle #Circles #Shared #Friends #Blogging #SharingCircles #CircleofFriends #Blogger #Engagers2014-06-20 07:31:49501215
DEVILZART2,249 This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and +1 'sBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post +DevilzArt More you share more you get!#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #publicsharedcircles   #wordpress   #seo   #affiliatemarketing    #googleplus   #googleplusupdate   #blogger   #bloggers   #blogging     #internet   #socialmedia   #socialmediatips   #socialnetworking   #internetmarketing   #seo   #seotips   #bloggingtips   #bloggingforbusiness   #bloggingforbusiness   #bloggingtipsandtricks   #googleplustips   2014-06-15 02:13:005014415
Dina Tika0Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment. 2014-06-10 05:53:52479001
Becky Collins10,439Super Science Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-05-31 05:09:154901211
Becky Collins10,282Mobile Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia   #media   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-05-28 05:03:174777219
Irina Sadokhina21,822Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle. This #circle is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle. Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle, May the 12, just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circles   #circleshare   #circlecirclecircle   #circlescirclescircles   #plusmastermind   #crazycircles   #hyperball   #circleoftheweek  2014-05-05 14:19:144595737106
Andrea Orselli5,603Hi! Here is my circle. Please click "ADD PEOPLE" button to add the whole circle and help increase each others connection. +1 and share will be greatly appreciated.#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles    #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle    #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle    #topsharedcircl2014-04-30 20:05:53443426
Shashi S6,305SOME GREAT PHILOSOPHER'S AT GOOGLE PLUS____________________________________________________This is some of the most interesting Philosopher's I found at Google Plus, selected over the years, following them will be one of the best thing you will do to make your timeline, interesting, informative and worthwhile. Join in and enjoy...If you are interested to join in, please leave a comment, and share Those of you who are notified are already in the circle...With this team, you will be able to find fresh content and original thoughts as well as increase your own visibility in the Google Plus. And the first step towards engaging is to join and share this circle... That way you will have some connect with the group here.To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - share the circle 3 - add +1 to the post4 - Start something new and share within the world of google plusThe more you add and share, the more visibility you will have and more and more people will share your own circles and content...PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR SELF BEFORE YOU HIT THE SHARE BUTTON.__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #Friday #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   2014-04-21 08:26:26310112

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2015-05-06 17:07:45 (163 comments, 17 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

Here is another hallmark: jibbering-loony paranoia.  

“Jade Helm 15, a military exercise, brings wild speculation in Texas about ‘martial law’.”  A large but relatively routine exercise to train troops in counter-terrorism methods has become the latest Black Helicopters fantasy in the minds of the whole posse comitatis crowd. Conspiracy theorists claim it’s an attempt to institute martial law, possibly in collusion with (I kid you not) Wal-Mart. Ted Cruz has signed up to share the Koolaid.  And in response, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has ordered the State Guard to 'monitor' federal troops there during the exercise. (Without explaining what 'monitor' means. Never mind that the president can legally federalize the state guard, any time he chooses.)http://www... more »

Most reshares: 39

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2015-05-11 17:03:22 (33 comments, 39 reshares, 222 +1s)Open 

As many as half of all stars in the universe lie in the vast gulfs of space between galaxies.  This result has far-reaching consequences.  It means that many more stars have been ejected from their home galaxies by galactic encounters.  It means that inter-galactic space is less empty than we thought.  It jibes with other recent results, that Andromeda galaxy may be surrounded by a huge halo of added material… 
 
… and it suggests that regular, baryonic matter may be closet to equal than we thought, to the presumed quantity of so-called “dark matter” physicists have been looking for.  All told, stunning times to be alive.
 
(And there are those who refuse to enjoy any of this! Preferring to dismiss science as “irrelevant” to important matters. Wow.)

Most plusones: 222

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2015-05-11 17:03:22 (33 comments, 39 reshares, 222 +1s)Open 

As many as half of all stars in the universe lie in the vast gulfs of space between galaxies.  This result has far-reaching consequences.  It means that many more stars have been ejected from their home galaxies by galactic encounters.  It means that inter-galactic space is less empty than we thought.  It jibes with other recent results, that Andromeda galaxy may be surrounded by a huge halo of added material… 
 
… and it suggests that regular, baryonic matter may be closet to equal than we thought, to the presumed quantity of so-called “dark matter” physicists have been looking for.  All told, stunning times to be alive.
 
(And there are those who refuse to enjoy any of this! Preferring to dismiss science as “irrelevant” to important matters. Wow.)

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2015-05-22 15:06:20 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

My weekend posting is about... Space!  I haven't seen an era like this one, since the 1960s. Almost monthly there are wonderful news items about our progress in exploring or utilizing new technologies or the solar system. What a time. And even more fascinating is how media -- and our neighbors -- strain so hard to find it boring.  But they will not succeed. These are exciting times.  SHAKE your neighbors and your kids till they wake up! 

My weekend posting is about... Space!  I haven't seen an era like this one, since the 1960s. Almost monthly there are wonderful news items about our progress in exploring or utilizing new technologies or the solar system. What a time. And even more fascinating is how media -- and our neighbors -- strain so hard to find it boring.  But they will not succeed. These are exciting times.  SHAKE your neighbors and your kids till they wake up! ___

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2015-05-18 20:20:08 (16 comments, 10 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

This Monday's posting takes a look back at human origins, from the fate of Neanderthals all the way back to our ancestral links to Archaea micro-organisms!  Get to know your family tree!  And all that that en-tails.  And this one is in honor of our own bio-anthropologist!  Yay Ari!

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2015/05/a-look-back-at-our-origins.html

This Monday's posting takes a look back at human origins, from the fate of Neanderthals all the way back to our ancestral links to Archaea micro-organisms!  Get to know your family tree!  And all that that en-tails.  And this one is in honor of our own bio-anthropologist!  Yay Ari!

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2015/05/a-look-back-at-our-origins.html___

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2015-05-17 19:56:27 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Just released: an excellent audio version of The River of Time, beautifully narrated by my friend, actor +Stephen Mendel! The book is also back in print, in paperback and ebook formats…

http://www.davidbrin.com/riveroftime.html

Just released: an excellent audio version of The River of Time, beautifully narrated by my friend, actor +Stephen Mendel! The book is also back in print, in paperback and ebook formats…

http://www.davidbrin.com/riveroftime.html___

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2015-05-17 16:30:39 (15 comments, 2 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Alex Garland’s Ex Machina: The dialog contained some moments of intellectual heft and there’s genuine acting. The film proved that a small team can do inexpensive thought-provoking science fiction. Alas, the story arc and the villain, were banal caricatures of a yawning predictable Frankenstein remake, including Shelly’s fundamental: the creator is not punished for hubristically picking up god’s tools, he is punished for being a horrible dad. 
http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2015/05/sf-on-big-screenand-tv.html

Alex Garland’s Ex Machina: The dialog contained some moments of intellectual heft and there’s genuine acting. The film proved that a small team can do inexpensive thought-provoking science fiction. Alas, the story arc and the villain, were banal caricatures of a yawning predictable Frankenstein remake, including Shelly’s fundamental: the creator is not punished for hubristically picking up god’s tools, he is punished for being a horrible dad. 
http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2015/05/sf-on-big-screenand-tv.html___

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2015-05-16 21:58:08 (18 comments, 10 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Gregory Benford offers a terrific and moving article about both the scientific and science-fiction wonders of Pluto... as we near the epochal New Horizons encounter in July. 

Gregory Benford offers a terrific and moving article about both the scientific and science-fiction wonders of Pluto... as we near the epochal New Horizons encounter in July. ___

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2015-05-16 16:49:17 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

San Diego, 2055: What will remain? What will be lost? What will we have done to face our region's most pressing challenges and seize its most exciting opportunities? Join The San Diego Foundation and leading futurist David Brin for Everything is Science Fiction, an exploration of possibilities for San Diego's future. Event will be held on Wednesday, May 27 at 5pm at University of San Diego. It is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required.

San Diego, 2055: What will remain? What will be lost? What will we have done to face our region's most pressing challenges and seize its most exciting opportunities? Join The San Diego Foundation and leading futurist David Brin for Everything is Science Fiction, an exploration of possibilities for San Diego's future. Event will be held on Wednesday, May 27 at 5pm at University of San Diego. It is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required.___

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2015-05-15 19:48:25 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

My weekend posting takes us on a ride through recent -- and upcoming -- science fiction films!  Plus other cool news about the genre of the future….  Way fun and interesting stuff!

My weekend posting takes us on a ride through recent -- and upcoming -- science fiction films!  Plus other cool news about the genre of the future….  Way fun and interesting stuff!___

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2015-05-14 17:02:10 (18 comments, 4 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

When Microsoft's new Internet Explorer replacement, officially dubbed Edge, arrives with Windows 10, it will offer users some new features, including the ability to annotate webpages and share notes. "Baked-in annotation features could be one area that sets Edge apart, considering most Web browsers can't handle them without third-party plug-ins or extensions. In fact, it's somewhat unbelievable that this hasn't become a standard feature in Web browsers yet." Windows 10 users can keep track of what is and isn’t useful within each webpage or document without extra steps. They can underline, place arrows and circle specific parts directly on webpages as they browse. 

When Microsoft's new Internet Explorer replacement, officially dubbed Edge, arrives with Windows 10, it will offer users some new features, including the ability to annotate webpages and share notes. "Baked-in annotation features could be one area that sets Edge apart, considering most Web browsers can't handle them without third-party plug-ins or extensions. In fact, it's somewhat unbelievable that this hasn't become a standard feature in Web browsers yet." Windows 10 users can keep track of what is and isn’t useful within each webpage or document without extra steps. They can underline, place arrows and circle specific parts directly on webpages as they browse. ___

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2015-05-13 21:36:45 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

I've been working w/ the new SciFi Museum’s exhibit "The Future of Travel" at DCA Airport. Contribute @ http://kck.st/1EyxDd3 

I've been working w/ the new SciFi Museum’s exhibit "The Future of Travel" at DCA Airport. Contribute @ http://kck.st/1EyxDd3 ___

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2015-05-13 16:04:10 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Help shape the future of news. "Scout" is an innovative new news site looking to explore the connections between science, technology, and economics -- coupled with forward-looking science fictional visions of the near future. Kewl and lively! Sign up…and get a personal telephone chat…with me! Or get dinner with Greg Bear, Ramez Naam, and Brenda Cooper...
http://kck.st/1Fhnk3B

Help shape the future of news. "Scout" is an innovative new news site looking to explore the connections between science, technology, and economics -- coupled with forward-looking science fictional visions of the near future. Kewl and lively! Sign up…and get a personal telephone chat…with me! Or get dinner with Greg Bear, Ramez Naam, and Brenda Cooper...
http://kck.st/1Fhnk3B___

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2015-05-12 17:16:51 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

This week we open with a posting about the Future!  For example, at long-last, a solar sail mission!  And how to "roof" and best protect California's aqueducts. And the problem of declining R&D. And are we better prepared, post-Ebola Crisis #1. And why the heck don't we have a Predictions Registry, yet?  Come for news and ideas. Leave with confidence. 

This week we open with a posting about the Future!  For example, at long-last, a solar sail mission!  And how to "roof" and best protect California's aqueducts. And the problem of declining R&D. And are we better prepared, post-Ebola Crisis #1. And why the heck don't we have a Predictions Registry, yet?  Come for news and ideas. Leave with confidence. ___

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2015-05-11 17:03:22 (33 comments, 39 reshares, 222 +1s)Open 

As many as half of all stars in the universe lie in the vast gulfs of space between galaxies.  This result has far-reaching consequences.  It means that many more stars have been ejected from their home galaxies by galactic encounters.  It means that inter-galactic space is less empty than we thought.  It jibes with other recent results, that Andromeda galaxy may be surrounded by a huge halo of added material… 
 
… and it suggests that regular, baryonic matter may be closet to equal than we thought, to the presumed quantity of so-called “dark matter” physicists have been looking for.  All told, stunning times to be alive.
 
(And there are those who refuse to enjoy any of this! Preferring to dismiss science as “irrelevant” to important matters. Wow.)

As many as half of all stars in the universe lie in the vast gulfs of space between galaxies.  This result has far-reaching consequences.  It means that many more stars have been ejected from their home galaxies by galactic encounters.  It means that inter-galactic space is less empty than we thought.  It jibes with other recent results, that Andromeda galaxy may be surrounded by a huge halo of added material… 
 
… and it suggests that regular, baryonic matter may be closet to equal than we thought, to the presumed quantity of so-called “dark matter” physicists have been looking for.  All told, stunning times to be alive.
 
(And there are those who refuse to enjoy any of this! Preferring to dismiss science as “irrelevant” to important matters. Wow.)___

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2015-05-10 17:23:32 (20 comments, 12 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

US House Republicans have voted to slash NASA’s budget for the Earth Science division. (Under Bush, they tried repeatedly to eliminate all uses of the word "earth" in NASA programs and missions.)  For 25 years, those who declare "we need more science" to prove/disprove climate change have systematically sabotaged the science that might resolve the issue to a precision demanded by Fox.* This follows an  earlier decision to to cut NSF’s geoscience budget. 

US House Republicans have voted to slash NASA’s budget for the Earth Science division. (Under Bush, they tried repeatedly to eliminate all uses of the word "earth" in NASA programs and missions.)  For 25 years, those who declare "we need more science" to prove/disprove climate change have systematically sabotaged the science that might resolve the issue to a precision demanded by Fox.* This follows an  earlier decision to to cut NSF’s geoscience budget. ___

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2015-05-09 17:23:47 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Two speaking events on the east coast: 
Envisioning the Future: I'll be speaking in New York City May 21st at The Hatchery, with the Singularity Meetup Group. Join us if you're in the area...
http://www.meetup.com/singularitynyc/events/222381978/

Fighting for the Final Frontier: Conflict in Space during the Late 21st century: Will be speaking at the Atlantic Council: May 18 http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/events/upcoming-events/detail/david-brin-05182015

Two speaking events on the east coast: 
Envisioning the Future: I'll be speaking in New York City May 21st at The Hatchery, with the Singularity Meetup Group. Join us if you're in the area...
http://www.meetup.com/singularitynyc/events/222381978/

Fighting for the Final Frontier: Conflict in Space during the Late 21st century: Will be speaking at the Atlantic Council: May 18 http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/events/upcoming-events/detail/david-brin-05182015___

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2015-05-08 19:19:34 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

My weekend posting covers several areas of terrific news! Plus spectacular examples of crazy. But above all, it offers all of you sane-moderate types a tool that each of you can use, in our ongoing culture wars. A tool that works more than just sometimes... but nearly ALL the time! A method that makes political crazies back off real fast. A method that might even make you some nice cash.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2015/05/wagers-demand-wagers.html

My weekend posting covers several areas of terrific news! Plus spectacular examples of crazy. But above all, it offers all of you sane-moderate types a tool that each of you can use, in our ongoing culture wars. A tool that works more than just sometimes... but nearly ALL the time! A method that makes political crazies back off real fast. A method that might even make you some nice cash.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2015/05/wagers-demand-wagers.html___

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2015-05-07 19:02:18 (62 comments, 17 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

Amazing. Of the three major super-domains of cellular life on Earth – bacteria, archaea and eukaryotes (which include metazoan, multi-celled organisms, like us), it now appears that we are more closely related to the archaea, which were discovered as a separate clade not so long ago and were at-first thought to be a relic corner of life’s diversity.  It puts Greg Bear’s weird novel VITALS in a new light.

Amazing. Of the three major super-domains of cellular life on Earth – bacteria, archaea and eukaryotes (which include metazoan, multi-celled organisms, like us), it now appears that we are more closely related to the archaea, which were discovered as a separate clade not so long ago and were at-first thought to be a relic corner of life’s diversity.  It puts Greg Bear’s weird novel VITALS in a new light.___

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2015-05-06 17:07:45 (163 comments, 17 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

Here is another hallmark: jibbering-loony paranoia.  

“Jade Helm 15, a military exercise, brings wild speculation in Texas about ‘martial law’.”  A large but relatively routine exercise to train troops in counter-terrorism methods has become the latest Black Helicopters fantasy in the minds of the whole posse comitatis crowd. Conspiracy theorists claim it’s an attempt to institute martial law, possibly in collusion with (I kid you not) Wal-Mart. Ted Cruz has signed up to share the Koolaid.  And in response, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has ordered the State Guard to 'monitor' federal troops there during the exercise. (Without explaining what 'monitor' means. Never mind that the president can legally federalize the state guard, any time he chooses.)http://www... more »

Here is another hallmark: jibbering-loony paranoia.  

“Jade Helm 15, a military exercise, brings wild speculation in Texas about ‘martial law’.”  A large but relatively routine exercise to train troops in counter-terrorism methods has become the latest Black Helicopters fantasy in the minds of the whole posse comitatis crowd. Conspiracy theorists claim it’s an attempt to institute martial law, possibly in collusion with (I kid you not) Wal-Mart. Ted Cruz has signed up to share the Koolaid.  And in response, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has ordered the State Guard to 'monitor' federal troops there during the exercise. (Without explaining what 'monitor' means. Never mind that the president can legally federalize the state guard, any time he chooses.)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/04/29/jade-helm-15-a-military-simulation-draws-scrutiny-and-wild-speculation-in-texas/

Putting aside the spectacular insult to our men and women in uniform — any ONE of whom would blow the whistle if anything even 0.01% as nefarious were actually going on.  You know this is not about modeling reality, at any level.  It is about stoking the insatiable engine of the Indignation Industry.  Hence, disproof won’t make a scintilla of difference.  Open transparency will help a bit. (I almost always prescribe big doses, to ensure that Big Brother does stay far away: as he is right now.) Transparency will limit the number of frenzied conspiracy nuts to a screeching small-but-deeply-harmful minority.  

But even transparency will only see to it that they'll back out of THIS howling mania, gleeful in the after-rush of sanctimony, looking for the next one to wave about, shrugging off any reminder that they predicted, in 2008, that "Obama will take all our guns." Safe in the serene knowledge that the rest of us will fight like hell to preserve their right to be raving morons.

Is the situation hopeless?  Not! There is a method.  One that absolutely works. Let me repeat that. It works. And it works absolutely. That is, if you parse it carefully.

And not one Blue American of stature has ever once (to my knowledge) actually used this sure-fire method for forcing conspiracy nut-jobs to back off.

Demand wagers. Put money on it. Offer odds. Insist they step up and offer stakes, like real-men. If they are so sure of their paranoid ravings — sure enough to throw America into fever after fever and thus harm us all and insult our professional warriors — then they ought to be willing… even eager… to take my money in a bet!  Watch... oh watch how they backpedal, the instant there are actual consequences to foaming at the mouth.  The instant facts and evidence threaten to have real bite.

Let me link you to my earlier posting about this. And I am serious. It is a weapon Sane America never, ever uses… even though it is one that will work.  It works; and it is a sign of the raw stupidity of liberals, that they have not learned how to wield this sword.

Try it!  Read the write-up. Offer wagers. Watch how fast the cheap cowards back off!
http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2012/04/take-wager-challengeand-help-push-back.html___

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2015-05-05 17:29:54 (18 comments, 8 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Can a low dose of electric current enhance a specific brain pattern to boost creativity?  Flavio Frohlich of UNC (University of North Carolina) claims that using a 10-Hertz current run through electrodes attached to the scalp enhanced the brain’s natural alpha wave oscillations, triggering of a specific and complex behavior – in this case, creativity.
 

Can a low dose of electric current enhance a specific brain pattern to boost creativity?  Flavio Frohlich of UNC (University of North Carolina) claims that using a 10-Hertz current run through electrodes attached to the scalp enhanced the brain’s natural alpha wave oscillations, triggering of a specific and complex behavior – in this case, creativity.
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2015-05-05 01:20:09 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

My Monday posting goes back to the trend that is most-rapidly transforming the average citizen's relationship with authority.  It is starting where it matters most, on the streets, with cops wearing cameras and the rest of us wielding our own. (Dare I say: "I told ya so?") Seriously, there are scads of developments and you, as a citizen, really need to stay current!

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2015/05/justice-from-transparency.html

My Monday posting goes back to the trend that is most-rapidly transforming the average citizen's relationship with authority.  It is starting where it matters most, on the streets, with cops wearing cameras and the rest of us wielding our own. (Dare I say: "I told ya so?") Seriously, there are scads of developments and you, as a citizen, really need to stay current!

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2015/05/justice-from-transparency.html___

2015-05-04 17:44:37 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

What level of disclosure is appropriate? How can public accountability be balanced with the privacy essential for scientific inquiry?  "Transparency versus harassment." An editorial exploring this as a zero sum tradeoff… a concept I do not actually accept. 

What level of disclosure is appropriate? How can public accountability be balanced with the privacy essential for scientific inquiry?  "Transparency versus harassment." An editorial exploring this as a zero sum tradeoff… a concept I do not actually accept. ___

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2015-05-03 17:35:10 (14 comments, 7 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

Fascinating… if in desperate need of open-supervision… research now enables scientists to turn on-off specific clusters of neurons, making a mouse hungry or not, active or not.  An early result under President Barack Obama's 2013 BRAIN Initiative, which aims to advance neuroscience and develop therapies for brain disorders. The approach reflects a shift away from linking such illnesses to "chemical imbalances" in the brain, instead tracing them to miswiring and misfiring in neuronal circuits.

Great!  Only let’s do all this in the open, right? And it does make me wonder if the Goldman-Sachs AI overlords already have the ability to alter what I typ#&4,xosw2jpz88%$ gee I’m hungry. Never mind I gotta go to the fridge now…

Fascinating… if in desperate need of open-supervision… research now enables scientists to turn on-off specific clusters of neurons, making a mouse hungry or not, active or not.  An early result under President Barack Obama's 2013 BRAIN Initiative, which aims to advance neuroscience and develop therapies for brain disorders. The approach reflects a shift away from linking such illnesses to "chemical imbalances" in the brain, instead tracing them to miswiring and misfiring in neuronal circuits.

Great!  Only let’s do all this in the open, right? And it does make me wonder if the Goldman-Sachs AI overlords already have the ability to alter what I typ#&4,xosw2jpz88%$ gee I’m hungry. Never mind I gotta go to the fridge now…___

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2015-05-02 16:30:55 (2 comments, 9 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

In Nepal: “To weed out false rumors that can waste precious time, (aid workers) enlist local volunteers to use an experimental Web tool to crowdsource rumor verification as quickly as possible.”  Rumor control can be a huge thing in our era, a new Web platform called Verily .   “Users can go to Verily’s website and read short tutorials on simple, established ways to verify things like the source of an image or the date and location of a report on a social network. They can answer yes-or-no verification questions about reports, provided they supply a piece of evidence supporting their answer—a corroborating photo, for example. Users can also share verification requests with their own social networks.”   This is more important than it sounds, folks!  It is a key ingredient for the kinds of Smart Mobs I describe in Existence. 

In Nepal: “To weed out false rumors that can waste precious time, (aid workers) enlist local volunteers to use an experimental Web tool to crowdsource rumor verification as quickly as possible.”  Rumor control can be a huge thing in our era, a new Web platform called Verily .   “Users can go to Verily’s website and read short tutorials on simple, established ways to verify things like the source of an image or the date and location of a report on a social network. They can answer yes-or-no verification questions about reports, provided they supply a piece of evidence supporting their answer—a corroborating photo, for example. Users can also share verification requests with their own social networks.”   This is more important than it sounds, folks!  It is a key ingredient for the kinds of Smart Mobs I describe in Existence. ___

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2015-05-01 23:18:22 (12 comments, 10 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

My weekend posting is about more exciting news from space!  And more and then more.  And what the heck is WRONG with folks who pay maybe a buck or two each to get this thrill, yet cannot rouse themselves to be even slightly excited? Or maybe… even… a smidgeon optimistic?

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2015/05/reach-for-skies.html

My weekend posting is about more exciting news from space!  And more and then more.  And what the heck is WRONG with folks who pay maybe a buck or two each to get this thrill, yet cannot rouse themselves to be even slightly excited? Or maybe… even… a smidgeon optimistic?

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2015/05/reach-for-skies.html___

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2015-04-30 20:59:42 (2 comments, 6 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

Congratulations to Jeff Bezos and his team at Blue Origin, for successful test launch of the New Shepard suborbital vehicle and capsule.  It will be an important element of our renewed-confident adventures as a bold, interplanetary species.

Congratulations to Jeff Bezos and his team at Blue Origin, for successful test launch of the New Shepard suborbital vehicle and capsule.  It will be an important element of our renewed-confident adventures as a bold, interplanetary species.___

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2015-04-30 17:14:35 (12 comments, 4 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

John Grant’s interesting, balanced examination of citizen-video - and how it is changing police attitudes - includes this fascinating riff: “A recent New York Times story listed a series of apps coming on line to bolster the use of citizen cell phone cameras. These apps consider the stress and fear an individual is under when witnessing something like a police shooting unfold before his or her eyes. They make the operation easy: You hit an icon button that turns the camera on, and you hit the same button to turn it off; then the app does what’s necessary to send the video to You Tube. So when the huge, adrenaline-juiced cop sees you, physically threatens you and illegally snatches your cell phone, the confiscation is moot.”
http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/04/15/cops-cameras-and-justice/

Another passage shows the kind of yin-yang squirming that I spoke of being inevitable, duringthis tr... more »

John Grant’s interesting, balanced examination of citizen-video - and how it is changing police attitudes - includes this fascinating riff: “A recent New York Times story listed a series of apps coming on line to bolster the use of citizen cell phone cameras. These apps consider the stress and fear an individual is under when witnessing something like a police shooting unfold before his or her eyes. They make the operation easy: You hit an icon button that turns the camera on, and you hit the same button to turn it off; then the app does what’s necessary to send the video to You Tube. So when the huge, adrenaline-juiced cop sees you, physically threatens you and illegally snatches your cell phone, the confiscation is moot.”
http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/04/15/cops-cameras-and-justice/

Another passage shows the kind of yin-yang squirming that I spoke of being inevitable, during this transition era. (In Earth and The Transparent Society .) “In one case, a colleague of mine refused to budge and was arrested; afterwards, she was quickly released and, later, got a healthy financial settlement. Preventing her from shooting was illegal; everybody knew that. But arresting her got her out of the way and prevented possibly embarrassing or incriminating photos from being taken. The Philadelphia Police Department simply has a budget line for what amounts to civil fines for openly breaking the law.”___

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2015-04-29 16:51:05 (24 comments, 15 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Americans now discriminate more on the basis of party than on race, gender or any of the other divides we typically think of — and that discrimination extends beyond politics into personal relationships and non-political behaviors.” This according to a study published last year by Stanford and Princeton researchers.  The divide is as fierce as it has been, since… since previous phases of the recurring American Civil War. See: http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/09/phases-of-american-civil-war.html

I found this excerpt interesting: “Also of note is that the partisan polarization occurs even though Americans aren’t all that split on policies or ideology. Their partisanship is more tribal than anything — the result of an ill-informed electorate. “In order to have an understanding of the ideology of your party and the opposing party you have to have a lot of information….” 
And hence,... more »

Americans now discriminate more on the basis of party than on race, gender or any of the other divides we typically think of — and that discrimination extends beyond politics into personal relationships and non-political behaviors.” This according to a study published last year by Stanford and Princeton researchers.  The divide is as fierce as it has been, since… since previous phases of the recurring American Civil War. See: http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/09/phases-of-american-civil-war.html

I found this excerpt interesting: “Also of note is that the partisan polarization occurs even though Americans aren’t all that split on policies or ideology. Their partisanship is more tribal than anything — the result of an ill-informed electorate. “In order to have an understanding of the ideology of your party and the opposing party you have to have a lot of information….”
 
And hence, polemicists on both sides (though one far worse than the other) strive to oversimplify and to downplay science. The article blames we, in the electorate.  And sure, some fault lies there.  But history tells us how our ancestors got out of similar phases, in the past.  And it always took just one thing.  One thing that’s needed now.
 
Blue America (the Union) has to wake up, get mad, win the damned thing, turn the nation back toward a scientific and calmly, can-do future… one that pragmatically negotiates, mixing a mostly decent government with even-greater emphasis on joyful-competition and self-reliance... and thus we can restore a blessed, though much-maligned word and process to our tormented land.___

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2015-04-28 17:31:57 (22 comments, 32 reshares, 102 +1s)Open 

“The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000.” The Hair Comparison Unit may seem a narrow specialization. But it provides a critical forensic service.  And another reason for increased transparency and accountability…

“The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000.” The Hair Comparison Unit may seem a narrow specialization. But it provides a critical forensic service.  And another reason for increased transparency and accountability…___

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2015-04-27 20:18:32 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

My Monday posting is about "Potential Game Changers for the Near Future"... all sorts of developments - mostly in sci-tech - that could profoundly alter our prospects for a rich and prosperous and sane future.  Developments you should be aware-of!

My Monday posting is about "Potential Game Changers for the Near Future"... all sorts of developments - mostly in sci-tech - that could profoundly alter our prospects for a rich and prosperous and sane future.  Developments you should be aware-of!___

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2015-04-27 16:50:47 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Yan Xuetong’s book "Ancient Chinese Thought, Modern Chinese Power" argues that other countries must recognize China's centrality to the world as the Middle Kingdom.  In fact, that way of thinking has been China’s curse, ever since Emperor Chi’in made the transcendent mistake of uniting the Four Nations. The sense of centrality -- Chung Kuo or "central kingdom" led to one calamitous error, after another. Above all, a preening attitude that drove away every potential friend.

Don't believe it? Across the subsequent four millennia, name for me any great and loyal foreign friend that China ever had? There was one. Only one. Just one powerful friend who ever came - voluntarily and repeatedly (though not always vigorously or intelligently) - to China’s aid, in times of need.  Not as a subject or satrapy, but just as a friend, seeking nothing in return. I’ll betyou’ll neve... more »

Yan Xuetong’s book "Ancient Chinese Thought, Modern Chinese Power" argues that other countries must recognize China's centrality to the world as the Middle Kingdom.  In fact, that way of thinking has been China’s curse, ever since Emperor Chi’in made the transcendent mistake of uniting the Four Nations. The sense of centrality -- Chung Kuo or "central kingdom" led to one calamitous error, after another. Above all, a preening attitude that drove away every potential friend.

Don't believe it? Across the subsequent four millennia, name for me any great and loyal foreign friend that China ever had? There was one. Only one. Just one powerful friend who ever came - voluntarily and repeatedly (though not always vigorously or intelligently) - to China’s aid, in times of need.  Not as a subject or satrapy, but just as a friend, seeking nothing in return. I’ll bet you’ll never guess who it was.___

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2015-04-27 01:35:26 (7 comments, 11 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Experts say that recent advances in LED technology have made it possible to modulate the LED light more rapidly, opening the possibility of using light for wireless transmission in a “free space” optical communication system. The technology could be integrated with existing WiFi systems to reduce bandwidth problems in crowded locations, such as airport terminals or coffee shops.

Experts say that recent advances in LED technology have made it possible to modulate the LED light more rapidly, opening the possibility of using light for wireless transmission in a “free space” optical communication system. The technology could be integrated with existing WiFi systems to reduce bandwidth problems in crowded locations, such as airport terminals or coffee shops.___

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2015-04-26 16:42:19 (37 comments, 19 reshares, 211 +1s)Open 

Okay kewl!  NASA’s new self-driving vehicle uses fully-separate in-wheel drive to achieve maximum dexterity, potentially for any terrain, including Mars or Titan. Ohh, and it incoprates all sorts of ideas we presented a decade ago, in my brief-run TV Show The Architechs.

Okay kewl!  NASA’s new self-driving vehicle uses fully-separate in-wheel drive to achieve maximum dexterity, potentially for any terrain, including Mars or Titan. Ohh, and it incoprates all sorts of ideas we presented a decade ago, in my brief-run TV Show The Architechs.___

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2015-04-25 23:07:49 (22 comments, 5 reshares, 97 +1s)Open 

The problem with human immortality... 

The problem with human immortality... ___

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2015-04-25 16:30:45 (22 comments, 11 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) introduced a bill to extend through 2020 a controversial surveillance authority under the USA Patriot Act.   “The move comes as a bipartisan group of lawmakers in both houses is preparing legislation to scale back the government’s spying powers under Section 215 of the Patriot Act.”   

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) introduced a bill to extend through 2020 a controversial surveillance authority under the USA Patriot Act.   “The move comes as a bipartisan group of lawmakers in both houses is preparing legislation to scale back the government’s spying powers under Section 215 of the Patriot Act.”   ___

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2015-04-24 16:44:17 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

My weekend posting is about three fundamental principles of interaction among living systems.  It supplies a context for our ongoing discussions about what can and should motivate civilization, our relationships with each other, and with nature.

My weekend posting is about three fundamental principles of interaction among living systems.  It supplies a context for our ongoing discussions about what can and should motivate civilization, our relationships with each other, and with nature.___

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2015-04-24 00:04:13 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

In less than an hour, I'll be the guest on Jay Ackroyd's popular radio show and podcast. (With an added layer on Second Life!) David Brin: Living in the Transparent Society.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2015/04/24/david-brin-living-in-the-transparent-society

In less than an hour, I'll be the guest on Jay Ackroyd's popular radio show and podcast. (With an added layer on Second Life!) David Brin: Living in the Transparent Society.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2015/04/24/david-brin-living-in-the-transparent-society___

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2015-04-23 17:04:17 (20 comments, 13 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

So where will you move the goal-posts, next? “Abandoning years of official skepticism, Oklahoma’s government on Tuesday embraced a scientific consensus that earthquakes rocking the state are largely caused by the underground disposal of billions of barrels of wastewater from oil and gas wells.”  How many times will you denialists backpedal before you admit that the sciencey side is right more often?

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/22/us/oklahoma-acknowledges-wastewater-from-oil-and-gas-wells-as-major-cause-of-quakes.html?_r=0

So where will you move the goal-posts, next? “Abandoning years of official skepticism, Oklahoma’s government on Tuesday embraced a scientific consensus that earthquakes rocking the state are largely caused by the underground disposal of billions of barrels of wastewater from oil and gas wells.”  How many times will you denialists backpedal before you admit that the sciencey side is right more often?

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/22/us/oklahoma-acknowledges-wastewater-from-oil-and-gas-wells-as-major-cause-of-quakes.html?_r=0___

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2015-04-22 22:26:12 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

As grateful as I am for the honor of an international Day to commemorate Earth... and the planet that's named after that novel of mine... we must redouble our efforts to save and revive our Mother World --  to become her eyes, ears, nose and brains.  Take this news from Ed Lu, head of the B612 Foundation:  "Just yesterday, a 15m rock named Asteroid 2015 HD1 passed Earth, only 0.2 lunar distances away (45,600 miles). HD1 was only discovered by the Tucson-based Mt. Lemmon Survey three days ago on April 18. This reinforces our need to accelerate the discovery of asteroids." 

Look into B612's efforts at planetary protection (http://sentinelmission.org).  And the efforts to make us all rich from space materials, by Planetary Resources... but above all, join a range of orgs and NGOs that will fight to save the planet FOR you!

These range from the radical Greenpeace,thro... more »

As grateful as I am for the honor of an international Day to commemorate Earth... and the planet that's named after that novel of mine... we must redouble our efforts to save and revive our Mother World --  to become her eyes, ears, nose and brains.  Take this news from Ed Lu, head of the B612 Foundation:  "Just yesterday, a 15m rock named Asteroid 2015 HD1 passed Earth, only 0.2 lunar distances away (45,600 miles). HD1 was only discovered by the Tucson-based Mt. Lemmon Survey three days ago on April 18. This reinforces our need to accelerate the discovery of asteroids." 

Look into B612's efforts at planetary protection (http://sentinelmission.org).  And the efforts to make us all rich from space materials, by Planetary Resources... but above all, join a range of orgs and NGOs that will fight to save the planet FOR you!

These range from the radical Greenpeace, through the moderate-effective Sierra Club, all the way to the Republican (but somehow still sane) World Wildlife Fund.  See how  even modest membership dues can make you part of saving the world.  Your descendants have their eyes on you. (Possibly literally.)  So listen!  Save our Mother.

http://www.davidbrin.com/proxyactivism.html___

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2015-04-22 16:49:09 (7 comments, 6 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

The Titius-Bode law was formulated around 1770 and correctly calculated the position of Uranus before it was even discovered. Under this rule-of-thumb, the ratio between the orbital period of the first and second planet is the same as the ratio between the second and the third planet and so on. Now a group of Australians and Danes claim that “We decided to use this method to calculate the potential planetary positions in 151 planetary systems, where the Kepler satellite had found between 3 and 6 planets. In 124 of the planetary systems, the Titius-Bode law fit with the position of the planets as good as or better than our own solar system.”
http://www.nbi.ku.dk/english/news/news15/planets-in-the-habitable-zone-around-most-stars-calculate-researchers/

If this is true, then the T-B law is resurrected from the dead, because I knew of very few  astronomers who gave it credence, deeming itquas... more »

The Titius-Bode law was formulated around 1770 and correctly calculated the position of Uranus before it was even discovered. Under this rule-of-thumb, the ratio between the orbital period of the first and second planet is the same as the ratio between the second and the third planet and so on. Now a group of Australians and Danes claim that “We decided to use this method to calculate the potential planetary positions in 151 planetary systems, where the Kepler satellite had found between 3 and 6 planets. In 124 of the planetary systems, the Titius-Bode law fit with the position of the planets as good as or better than our own solar system.”
http://www.nbi.ku.dk/english/news/news15/planets-in-the-habitable-zone-around-most-stars-calculate-researchers/

If this is true, then the T-B law is resurrected from the dead, because I knew of very few  astronomers who gave it credence, deeming it quasi-mystical.  In fact, if these ratios hold up (and I’ll want to see it verified) it would  rank as among the most important discoveries of the Kepler mission or, indeed, planetary science.  Moreover: “Using T-B’s law we tried to predict where there could be more planets further out in the planetary systems.”

Mind you, this flies in the face of a major Kepler discovery, that a vast fraction of planetary systems hug closer to their star that the orbit of Mercury, including massive Jovian gas giants.  Many planetologists hold that this indicates systems that shift orbits considerably, especially in their early epochs. A result that cannot be consistent with the authors’ claims of a powerful Titus-Bode resonance. At least, it’s hard to reconcile.___

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2015-04-21 18:08:06 (19 comments, 18 reshares, 126 +1s)Open 

The fact that Dick Cheney is admired by a single American is appalling proof of the delusional willpower of schizophrenia. Watch Jon Stewart's hilarious rant-tribute to Cheney laying the lying hypocrisy so bare that even the most-delusional among you Fox apologists will have to admit... this one should long ago have been given the boot. 
http://www.businessinsider.com/jon-stewart-goes-on-epic-quest-to-prove-cheney-wrong-on-iran-2015-4

The fact that Dick Cheney is admired by a single American is appalling proof of the delusional willpower of schizophrenia. Watch Jon Stewart's hilarious rant-tribute to Cheney laying the lying hypocrisy so bare that even the most-delusional among you Fox apologists will have to admit... this one should long ago have been given the boot. 
http://www.businessinsider.com/jon-stewart-goes-on-epic-quest-to-prove-cheney-wrong-on-iran-2015-4___

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2015-04-20 22:39:41 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

My main weekly posting is about how to stop bullies... both on the playground and those elites in governments and boardrooms who might use power against us. It seems that every sage and pundit out there is warning about one type or another of would-be Big Brother tyrant! They differ over whether the worst danger is from oligarchs or bureaucrats. But almost all of them prescribe the same solution: "Everybody hide!"

Here I try... yet again... and unavoidably repetitiously... to show how silly that is. It cannot even conceivably work! There is a better way.  And it seems that our kids found it, long before wiseguy-clueless pundits ever did.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2015/04/everybody-hide.html

My main weekly posting is about how to stop bullies... both on the playground and those elites in governments and boardrooms who might use power against us. It seems that every sage and pundit out there is warning about one type or another of would-be Big Brother tyrant! They differ over whether the worst danger is from oligarchs or bureaucrats. But almost all of them prescribe the same solution: "Everybody hide!"

Here I try... yet again... and unavoidably repetitiously... to show how silly that is. It cannot even conceivably work! There is a better way.  And it seems that our kids found it, long before wiseguy-clueless pundits ever did.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2015/04/everybody-hide.html___

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2015-04-20 17:21:19 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

William F. Buckley’s National Review always styled itself as the most intellectual wing of the conservative movement.  There was a time when, perhaps, that meant something. Todayl, it signifies how many three or four syllable words you’ll find strung together.  For example, take this piece all about the “the growing schism within American environmentalism. On one side are the pro-energy, pro-density humanists. They call themselves ecomodernists and are led by the Breakthrough Institute, a centrist, Oakland-based environmental group.”

The NR reporter waxes on about B.I.’s “ecomodernist manifesto,” which asserts that economic development is essential for environmental protection. He contrasts this to the “opposite side” of the schism — anti-energy, pro-sprawl absolutists like the students protesting for “climate justice” by demanding universities divest their portfolios offossil fuel interests. NR... more »

William F. Buckley’s National Review always styled itself as the most intellectual wing of the conservative movement.  There was a time when, perhaps, that meant something. Todayl, it signifies how many three or four syllable words you’ll find strung together.  For example, take this piece all about the “the growing schism within American environmentalism. On one side are the pro-energy, pro-density humanists. They call themselves ecomodernists and are led by the Breakthrough Institute, a centrist, Oakland-based environmental group.”

The NR reporter waxes on about B.I.’s “ecomodernist manifesto,” which asserts that economic development is essential for environmental protection. He contrasts this to the “opposite side” of the schism — anti-energy, pro-sprawl absolutists like the students protesting for “climate justice” by demanding universities divest their portfolios of fossil fuel interests. NR: “They believe that the threat of climate change trumps all other concerns, including the welfare of people living in energy poverty.”

Ignored is the fact that the liberal side has always had a huge proportion that favored scientific advancement and technological R&D as paths to solving many modern problems.  Science budgets always do better with democratic Congresses and/or presidents… as, indeed, do every and all other metrics of U.S. national health. This does not just reflect a corporatist sell-out (as some fringe lefties assert), but genuine zeal to move forward, past filthy and inefficient Intermediate techs, a belief fostered especially by folks like Jerry Brown, Stewart Brand, All Gore and so on.

In fact, a burden of proof falls upon propagandists who spread the calumny that “shiver in the dark” has ever been anything more than the mantra of a small, loony fringe, far outnumbered by the throng of Fox reporters pointing at Earth-Firsters, screaming “See?”

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/417070/environmentalists-civil-war-robert-bryce?utm_source=SNSINEWS-new&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=SNS+iNews+Highlights+for+April+17+2015___

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2015-04-19 23:49:05 (31 comments, 11 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Can a low dose of electric current enhance a specific brain pattern to boost creativity?  Flavio Frohlich of UNC (University of North Carolina) claims that using a 10-Hertz current run through electrodes attached to the scalp enhanced the brain’s natural alpha wave oscillations, triggering of a specific and complex behavior – in this case, creativity.
 

Can a low dose of electric current enhance a specific brain pattern to boost creativity?  Flavio Frohlich of UNC (University of North Carolina) claims that using a 10-Hertz current run through electrodes attached to the scalp enhanced the brain’s natural alpha wave oscillations, triggering of a specific and complex behavior – in this case, creativity.
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2015-04-19 19:08:59 (22 comments, 14 reshares, 96 +1s)Open 

Wow.  Closeup footage of how close SpaceX came to sticking the landing....

It's hard to do!

http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/04/spacex-releases-deck-camera-footage-of-falcon-9-almost-landing/

Wow.  Closeup footage of how close SpaceX came to sticking the landing....

It's hard to do!

http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/04/spacex-releases-deck-camera-footage-of-falcon-9-almost-landing/___

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2015-04-18 19:15:10 (16 comments, 9 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

For my weekend posting, we re-visit the quandaries of Human Germ Cell Engineering. Can we "improve" humanity in a way that's open and slowly incremental enough to avoid the inevitable Crichton-style calamities?

For my weekend posting, we re-visit the quandaries of Human Germ Cell Engineering. Can we "improve" humanity in a way that's open and slowly incremental enough to avoid the inevitable Crichton-style calamities?___

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2015-04-16 16:44:22 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

In the Year 2525: Big Science, Big History and the Far Future of Humanity
I’ll be speaking at the Skeptics Conference, May 29 to 31 in Pasadena, CA – along with Jared Diamond, Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss, Gregory Benford, Michael Shermer, and Esther Dyson. Registration now open…

http://www.skeptic.com/lectures/conferences/in-the-year-2525/

In the Year 2525: Big Science, Big History and the Far Future of Humanity
I’ll be speaking at the Skeptics Conference, May 29 to 31 in Pasadena, CA – along with Jared Diamond, Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss, Gregory Benford, Michael Shermer, and Esther Dyson. Registration now open…

http://www.skeptic.com/lectures/conferences/in-the-year-2525/___

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2015-04-16 01:18:55 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Mid-week posting: I complete my two-parter on "moving the goalposts"... how climate denialists keep changing their position with agility that leaves the sciencey side befuddled.  I complete my list of seven points that cannot be evaded this way.  They nail em!  (Don't fret, I have some ways that lefties do this, too.  Not as bad. But still badly needing skewering!)  We have to become agile folks, militantly scientific pragmatists, who the enemies of our children cannot dance around.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2015/04/moving-goalposts-part-ii.html

Mid-week posting: I complete my two-parter on "moving the goalposts"... how climate denialists keep changing their position with agility that leaves the sciencey side befuddled.  I complete my list of seven points that cannot be evaded this way.  They nail em!  (Don't fret, I have some ways that lefties do this, too.  Not as bad. But still badly needing skewering!)  We have to become agile folks, militantly scientific pragmatists, who the enemies of our children cannot dance around.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2015/04/moving-goalposts-part-ii.html___

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2015-04-15 17:29:12 (112 comments, 33 reshares, 154 +1s)Open 

Well, Republicans are nothing, if not consistent. Having doubled down on “Supply Side” fantasies for 20 years, they promised that every tax cut for the rich would “pay for itself and erase federal deficits,” after the rich used the gifts to invest in productive enterprises. They never did. And so, instead, every such cut sent us into steep deficits and debt.
 
Now? They are doubling down on the voodoo. Switching to well-proved “demand side” would have hired half a million workers to repair bridges and infrastructure — things we will have to do anyway. But sending high-velocity cash through poor pockets and stimulating the economy would admit the Keynsians were right. Indeed, preventing that recovery is one reason the GOP blocked the Infrastructure Bill.http://www.was... more »

Well, Republicans are nothing, if not consistent. Having doubled down on “Supply Side” fantasies for 20 years, they promised that every tax cut for the rich would “pay for itself and erase federal deficits,” after the rich used the gifts to invest in productive enterprises. They never did. And so, instead, every such cut sent us into steep deficits and debt.
 
Now? They are doubling down on the voodoo. Switching to well-proved “demand side” would have hired half a million workers to repair bridges and infrastructure — things we will have to do anyway. But sending high-velocity cash through poor pockets and stimulating the economy would admit the Keynsians were right. Indeed, preventing that recovery is one reason the GOP blocked the Infrastructure Bill. http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/republicans-push-for-a-permanent-aristocracy/2015/04/14/aa434f82-e2e5-11e4-81ea-0649268f729e_story.html
 
So, what do they want? To end the Estate Tax, a cut costing the treasury $269 billion over a decade, “that would exclusively benefit individuals with wealth of more than $5.4 million and couples with wealth of more than $10.9 million. That’s a tax break for only the 5,500 wealthiest households in the country.” And as proof of pure stupidity, the “populist” Tea Party movement backs up this proposal, to the hilt.
 
Read this article!  But it leave one thing out.  The Estate Tax need never be paid! Just create a foundation and use most of your riches to do some cool thing in the world, ion your name, instead of pursuing the ancient ambition of inherited aristocracy.
 
See the proof of supply side’s failures here.
http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/06/so-do-outcomes-matter-more-than-rhetoric.html
 
No wonder they hate science and facts. Feudalism failed across 6000 years.  So those aiming to bring it back must rely — as the Lords always did — on incantations and fantasy.___

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2015-04-14 16:41:15 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

The Global Post is taking shape into an excellent contribution to your news-and-perspective feed. Editor Nathn Gardels has roped in some top contributors. (I’ve even added a few thoughts, from time to time.)  See, for example, this excellent piece decrypting the mess of conflicting wants and alliances in Yemen.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/graham-e-fuller/decipher-yemen_b_6965564.html?utm_hp_ref=world

Another essay dares to challenge the assumption that Saudi Arabia is the west’s natural ally in the Middle East, especially after 60 years exporting the most radical - Wahabbist - version of west-hating Islam and relentlessly vetoing almost every attempt at peace between Palestine and Israel. “They are well aware that, given Iran's young, educated and dynamic population of nearly 80 million, its strategic position as a bridge between Asia and Europe and in control of the entirenorthe... more »

The Global Post is taking shape into an excellent contribution to your news-and-perspective feed. Editor Nathn Gardels has roped in some top contributors. (I’ve even added a few thoughts, from time to time.)  See, for example, this excellent piece decrypting the mess of conflicting wants and alliances in Yemen.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/graham-e-fuller/decipher-yemen_b_6965564.html?utm_hp_ref=world

Another essay dares to challenge the assumption that Saudi Arabia is the west’s natural ally in the Middle East, especially after 60 years exporting the most radical - Wahabbist - version of west-hating Islam and relentlessly vetoing almost every attempt at peace between Palestine and Israel. “They are well aware that, given Iran's young, educated and dynamic population of nearly 80 million, its strategic position as a bridge between Asia and Europe and in control of the entire northern shores of the Persian Gulf, its rich natural resources in addition to vast reserves of oil and natural gas, and deep and old culture and influence throughout the Middle East, Afghanistan and Central Asia, Saudi Arabia cannot simply compete with Iran, if Iran's relations with the West are improved, and the crippling economic sanctions imposed on Iran are lifted. So, they are doing what they can to poison the negotiations' atmosphere…”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/muhammad-sahimi/saudi-attack-yemen-iran-west_b_6965542.html?utm_hp_ref=world

The notion that Iran might be a natural ally of the west does not surprise those of us who recall the world, before 1978… or who note that Iran’s vast, highly educated urban populations would leap for a rapprochement, if the mullahs’ grip loosened an iota.  Moreover, such a twist would, at a shot, reduce all threats to Israel and radicalization of Syria or Iraq.  A pipe dream?  Not to forty million Iranians.

The question is: do the younger Saudi princes realize all this?  And that their best option would be to de-radicalize first? Perhaps even — weird thought — stop blocking peace with Israel, and instead enlisting it in coalition against Iran?

Good chess players would show flexibility, right now.___

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2015-04-13 23:16:32 (103 comments, 22 reshares, 80 +1s)Open 

My Monday posting goes full frontal assault on climate denialism.  I used to try arguing scientific facts - like the collapse of ice sheets at the north and south poles and Greenland, along with glaciers everywhere. And ocean acidification and a zillion other facts.  Till I realized that approach played into the cult, whose members just run to AEI and Heritage and Fox for the latest mumbo and jumbo.  No, instead this time I offer you seven in-yer-face points that pin down the fanaticism, laying it bare, in ways that you (and they) may never have seen, or thought-of, before.  Study these seven tactical moves! Our children need us to stand up.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2015/04/moving-goalposts-part-i-vaxxers-and.html

Oh, and the old page of mine that tried reason? It's still up, in case you find anyone remaining over there, who can still reason.h... more »

My Monday posting goes full frontal assault on climate denialism.  I used to try arguing scientific facts - like the collapse of ice sheets at the north and south poles and Greenland, along with glaciers everywhere. And ocean acidification and a zillion other facts.  Till I realized that approach played into the cult, whose members just run to AEI and Heritage and Fox for the latest mumbo and jumbo.  No, instead this time I offer you seven in-yer-face points that pin down the fanaticism, laying it bare, in ways that you (and they) may never have seen, or thought-of, before.  Study these seven tactical moves! Our children need us to stand up.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2015/04/moving-goalposts-part-i-vaxxers-and.html

Oh, and the old page of mine that tried reason? It's still up, in case you find anyone remaining over there, who can still reason.
http://www.davidbrin.com/climatechange3.html

(BTW... for balance, this posting also takes on lefty anti-vaxxers.  I'm an ecumenical contrarian!)___

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2015-04-12 21:03:30 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

“After spending hundreds of millions of dollars and deploying nearly 3,000 troops to create Ebola remedy centers, the United States ended up creating facilities that have largely sat empty: Only 28 Ebola sufferers have been treated at the 11 remedy units built by the United States military…”

Before getting all outraged at this “waste,” perhaps some perspective? All right, the help arrived a bit late and our civil servants learned a lot, so that they’ll do better next time. Which is… um… kinda the point, yes? For all of its tragedy, this Ebola outbreak was on the medium-small scale, compared with the nightmare scenarios we all might face, next year or next decade. 

On that broader perspective, this exercise was, in fact, worth every penny! We’ll be quicker off the mark, next time, better skilled and equipped. 

“After spending hundreds of millions of dollars and deploying nearly 3,000 troops to create Ebola remedy centers, the United States ended up creating facilities that have largely sat empty: Only 28 Ebola sufferers have been treated at the 11 remedy units built by the United States military…”

Before getting all outraged at this “waste,” perhaps some perspective? All right, the help arrived a bit late and our civil servants learned a lot, so that they’ll do better next time. Which is… um… kinda the point, yes? For all of its tragedy, this Ebola outbreak was on the medium-small scale, compared with the nightmare scenarios we all might face, next year or next decade. 

On that broader perspective, this exercise was, in fact, worth every penny! We’ll be quicker off the mark, next time, better skilled and equipped. ___

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