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Evan Sims has been at 15 events

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Jason Howell (raygun01)60,805Don't forget tonight's episode of All About Android with special guest +Koushik Dutta. http://live.twit.tv+Gina Trapani is out sick (unfortunately!) but +Ron Richards and myself will be here!We'll have a nice healthy chat with Koush about his plans post-Cyanogen Inc, how he feels about a number of hot-button developer-related issues, and ask him a couple of questions pulled from fans like you. We'll also discuss this week's top Android news, hardware and apps.http://live.twit.tv at 5pm PT! BE THERE.(Trying out the Event sharing for the first time right now. Let me know if it goes all wonky. Also, drop a comment if its actually helpful. If so, I'll make this a habit for future show notices.)All About Android live with guest Koushik Dutta2014-04-23 02:00:00190G+
Google Chrome Developers81,669We will be streaming all Chrome Dev Summit sessions live on YouTube. For more information about the event, check out the website and join the Chrome Dev Summit community.Chrome Dev Summit Live Stream2013-11-20 18:30:001831G+
Google+ Developers115,351Our amazing intern, +Sam Stern, will fill you in on his latest article about integrating Google+ with other existing social identity providers.Google+ Developers Live: Adding Google+ to your Facebook Integration2013-08-13 23:30:0087G+
Google+ Photos3,321,778Take a closer look at what’s new with this special edition of the  +Google+ Photos Chat Series Hangout On Air. Joining us are Google+ Photos staff members, +Matt Steiner, +Denise Ho, +Aravind Krishnaswamy, and +Brian Matiash. We’ll share a bit of our vision for Google+ Photos, along with some of our favorite Auto Enhance and Auto Awesome images. We’ll also be answering YOUR questions! So ask away in the comments section of the Event, and we’ll get to as many as we can.And don’t forget - keep sharing your best #AutoAwesome  and #AutoEnhance  images with us. Add your favorites right here in the comments section, too! We’ll keep resharing our favorites every day.A Conversation With The Team Behind The New Google+ Photos2013-05-21 00:00:00966G+
Google Science Fair1,954,869The Science of PhotographyDigital photography offers amazing flexibility to capture and modify images. But how does the science of photography actually work? What are the basic principles of light, and how do they affect how photographers shoot? How do different cameras and lenses capture images differently? And how do software tools change the way those images are ultimately viewed?Come to this Hangout On Air with +Trey Ratcliff, the world-class photographer whose work is displayed at StuckInCustoms.com. He will be interviewed by +Robert Scoble, well-known blogger, technology analyst, and amateur photographer, as well as our very own Google Student Ambassadors. Here's your chance to learn about the science behind those amazing images.Have questions for our guests? Post comments on Google+ with #GSF2013.Tuesday, May 7, 2:00PM PT / 4:00PM CT / 5:00PM ET / 2200 GMT / 2300 CE / 900 NZT (8 May)--------Find out more about the #GSF2013 Hangout series: goo.gl/H0pNqOfficial Google Science Fair website: http://goo.gl/FU1hyTrey Ratcliff - Google Science Fair 2013 Hangout On Air2013-05-07 23:00:00649G+
Trey Ratcliff7,701,298We have a great crew in to talk about all this stuff.  We'll get started with the fun news about the free Google Glass giveaway - cool!  Also, we'll be sharing new photos,  Google+ Discoveries, and more!  And even better, we have LIVE CHAT that is embedded on http://www.StuckInCustoms.com during the live broadcast.  The chatroom maxes out fast, so be sure to get in when the show starts!Join us -- the fun crew will include +Thomas Hawk +Brian Matiash +Frederick Van Johnson +Sara Byrne +Nicole S. Young +Mike Wiacek +Dylan Howell  !   Glass Giveaway Announcement during the big show tonight. Plus, the main topic: "Business & Marketing for Photographers!" with Thomas Hawk, Frederick Van Johnson, Brian Matiash+++ (Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-05-07 04:00:00578G+
Google+ Developers115,351Join +Silvano Luciani and Xiangtian Dai from the Google+ iOS team as they show off how easy it is to implement Google+ Sign-In on iOS, using our own iOS quick-start as a guide!  Check it out for yourself at developers.google.com/quickstart/ios and leave your questions here!Google+ Developers Live: Google+ Sign-In on iOS2013-04-16 23:30:0067G+
Ron Clifford2,737,839Do want you Shoot the Stars?The night stars that is.  Do you want to learn the secrets behind these amazing images? and lots of other entirely useful tips, tricks and techniques?Then +Jan Kabili and +Ron Clifford  have a great show planned for those who love Photoshop and Lightroom. What makes this one great is +David Marx will be sharing techniques for shooting the stars, as in star trails and long exposure techniques to get great results.  As always there will be lots of "Slap your Forehead"  tips and tricks revealed throughout the show. We will be joined by a great panel including +Dave Bell and +Sandra Parlow will help keep the show interactive through our live chat featureSee you then and remember, We LOVE it when you share!more.....The Show will be embeded right here on this eventYou can also see it on My YouTube Channel here: http://goo.gl/ADSQLLive Chat will be here :http://goo.gl/6nL2fThe Photoshop Show 28 - With Guest David Marx2013-04-03 03:00:00105G+
Trey Ratcliff7,701,298This'll be a wild show with all kinds of peeps.  First we have the +Kate Russell from the BBC.  She has a new book out called +WorkingTheCloud that we can talk about.  Kate and I have a long history -- she ran a special on the BBC about StuckInCustoms.com about FIVE years ago, and that got us a huge following from the UK and other commonwealth countries!  So I owe her a big one!  Also joining us are +Brian Matiash who just joined Google and runs the Photos Community.  We'll talk about that and what he is working on... and pepper him with ideas!  +Thomas Hawk and +Gino Barasa will help out with that... and we'll see what they're up to.  And last is "That Amazing Snowflake Guy" +Don Komarechka !   We'll be seeing a bunch of his photos too...As always, you can ask questions live and interact via Google Moderator that we will run live on http://www.StuckInCustoms.comSee you LIVE Monday Night at 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET ! :)Show #72! BBC's Kate Russell, Google's new Brian Matiash, snowflake-man Don Komarechka, and more! (7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-04-02 04:00:00264G+
Virtual Photo Walks™4,160,239+Virtual Photo Walks™ at  Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary with +Michael Tucker showing us the Lorekeets feeding, the Koalas, Kangaroos/Wallabys and maybe we can find the resident crocodile.This is a hangout on air. Thursday at 5pm Eastern Time USA events glitch? It has been reported. With hundreds of native Australian animals on display in natural bushland and rainforest settings, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary provides a rare opportunity to see and experience amazing native wildlife. Currumbin Wildlife Park, Gold Coast, Australia2013-03-08 08:00:00119G+
Trey Ratcliff7,701,298Topic - All Google+ Photography Tips and Strategies !! :)Join me, +Thomas Hawk  +Elena Solomon +Chrysta Rae +Cliff Baise and +Gino Barasa  for a very fun time... !  We'll be taking live questions as usual via Google Moderator on http://www.StuckInCustoms.com  (that bit should be up soooooon! ) Live Photography show tonight at 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET! Google+ Photography Tips and Strategies!2013-02-26 04:00:00424G+
NASA1,488,335Having trouble watching the event? Try watching directly on YouTube at: NASA Long-Distance Google+ Hangout to Connect with Space Station---------Have you ever asked a question to someone in space? No? Well now’s your chance. In a first for the agency, NASA will host a Google+ Hangout live with the International Space Station on Feb. 22 from 10:30 a.m EST to 11:30 a.m. EST. Google+ Hangouts allow people to chat face-to-face while thousands more can tune in to watch the conversation live on Google+ or YouTube. This unique opportunity will connect you, our fans, with astronauts living and working on the orbiting laboratory 240 miles above the Earth.During the event, several video questions will be selected and answered by astronauts on the space station and on the ground. Additionally, NASA will ask real-time questions submitted by our followers on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook.Unique and original questions are more likely to be selected. You can view the Hangout live on the NASA Google+ page or the NASA Television YouTube channel to watch the astronauts answer the questions.SUBMITTING REAL-TIME QUESTIONSTo ask a real-time question during the event on Google+ or Twitter, please use the hashtag #askAstro. You can also post a comment on a thread on NASA’s Facebook page that will open for questions on the morning of the event.WATCHING THE GOOGLE+ HANGOUTTo join the hangout, and for updates and opportunities to participate in upcoming hangouts, visit NASA's Google+ page at http://plus.google.com/+NASA.During the hangout, astronauts Kevin Ford, Chris Hadfield and Tom Marshburn will answer questions and provide insights about life aboard the station. Station crews conduct a variety of science experiments and perform station maintenance during their six-month stay on the outpost. Their life aboard the station in near-weightlessness requires unique approaches to everyday activities such as eating, sleeping and exercising.NASA Long-Distance Google+ Hangout to Connect with Space Station2013-02-22 16:30:008355G+
Trey Ratcliff7,701,298Join us live here or http://www.youtube.com/stuckincustoms !  Join me, +Angela B. Pan +Elena Solomon  +Jaime Ibarra +Karen Hutton and +Jacques Cloutier for a great time...  everyone will be coming with new photos and stories!  Live Photography Hangout #68: Fun photographers catching up! (7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-02-19 04:00:00222G+
CBS Radio News152,434Join +CBS News White House Correspondent +Mark Knoller Tuesday night, after President +Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech – live from the White House West Wing.Mark Knoller joins us from the CBS News booth at the White House, a seat he’s occupied since the first Bush administration.#AskMark  about speech highlights, behind the scenes action, and what he thinks will be the White House push moving forward.How did the President prepare? What does Mark expect to be the focus of the Obama administration in the 2nd four years? How did the ‘State of the Union’ tradition get started? And, is there really a swimming pool underneath the White House briefing room?Leave your #AskMark  questions in the G+ comments below, or tweet #AskMark   and your question to @CBSRadioNews. We'll do our best to get your questions answered during our Hangout.Do you want to be selected to participate in the LIVE hangout with Mark Knoller?   Let us know in the comments.See you Tuesday!#askmark about the State of the Union Address2013-02-13 04:20:0049G+
Google Analytics3,039,352How well does your site perform? Are the slow pages affecting your conversation rates or driving away potential visitors and clients? In this perfcast, we will talk with Justin Cutroni and Ilya Grigorik about the new "real user measurement" (RUM) capabilities available in Google Analytics: we will discuss how the data is collected, what it means, and take a deep dive into some of the advanced use cases of how you can leverage this data within Google Analytics.Link to event: http://goo.gl/5htIOMake the Web Fast: Measuring performance with Google Analytics Site Speed reports2012-08-14 23:00:00309G+

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samudra alioande501. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-01 06:24:48496004CC G+
Gregg Lantz2,962Tomorrow is a taxing day here in the United States. You get to decide if you want to buy Glass (sorry IRS). If you're not sure and would like to know what others are saying, add this circle.  You'll be able to look at public posts from people that use Glass and people that purchased Glass and put it on the shelf while software was being developed. You'll get both sides of the story. Hopefully this circle will help make the decision process a little easier. Don't forget to post your questions with #askanexplorer  so  people can chime in and help answer your questions. #glassexplorers   #throughglass   #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #wearables   #wearabletech   #glasswaiters  2014-04-14 21:08:59425105CC G+
Gregg Lantz2,961Sharing my curated circle of active Google Glass Explorers. These are the amazing people that know Google Glass and use it everyday. Please share!  If I missed anyone let me know.   #glassfamily   #glassexplorers   #throughglass   #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #wearables   #wearabletech  2014-04-10 22:47:58480738CC G+
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Google Glass Revolution9,991The Great Google Glass Explorers Circle - Just Look at This Fine Group of Glass Wearers (yes, they're all wearing Glass)! Follow them for great tech posts!#googleglass #glassexplorers #throughglass #google #tech #wearabletech #circleshare #sharedcircles #techcircle  2014-01-27 09:39:55200166CC G+
Jonha Revesencio0A list of some of the must-follow programmers and geeks on Google+ #sharedcircles   #publicsharedcircles   #geeksongoogle  2013-09-13 15:45:18250000CC G+
Markos Giannopoulos5,491Geeks rule! // +CircleCount has added a new tag system (see announcement here http://bit.ly/15XaDov). Thousands of profiles have been tagged already, so here are the top (by number of followers) geek-tagged plussers (full list at http://bit.ly/134FoFN) The top ten: 1) +Robert Scoble 2) +Amanda Blain 3) +Darya Pino Rose 4) +Michelle Marie 5) +Brian Matiash 6) +Wick Sakit 7) +Joe Azure 8) +Keith Barrett 9) +Derek Ross 10) +Ahmed Zeeshan  For other rankings see also - Most popular geeks by comments/+1's/shares http://bit.ly/16SAddw- Most engaging geeks http://bit.ly/15XdZYm #circleshare   #circlesunday   #geeks  2013-07-21 15:19:0049018412CC G+
David D. Stanton5,770Here is my Geek's Circle: (Note I have just cleaned my G+ to try to remove inactive users.) Enjoy! 2012-06-25 08:47:49501012CC G+
Morgan Cheun0Pls note you are in this circle which I name "interest & hobby". In this circle, friends share their interesting things and the things they like. Pls enjoy. Thank you !2012-03-29 02:03:06442401CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,679Part 1/3 (Remember to add all of them) Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/23/2012 at 12:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-23 17:00:12999023CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,699Part 1/3 (Remember to add all of them) Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/21/2012 at 12:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-21 05:00:13999002CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,681Part 1/3 (Remember to add all of them) Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/19/2012 at 12:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-19 17:00:12999001CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,681Part 1/3 (Remember to add all of them) Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/19/2012 at 12:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-19 05:00:27999010CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,656Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/16/2012 at 12:31pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-16 17:31:13999000CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/14/2012 at 12:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 17:00:08999041CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/14/2012 at 09:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 14:00:09999000CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/14/2012 at 08:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 13:00:15999000CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/14/2012 at 06:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 11:00:15999000CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/14/2012 at 05:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 10:00:14999000CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/14/2012 at 04:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 09:00:13999001CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/14/2012 at 03:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 08:00:12999000CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/14/2012 at 02:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 07:00:14999000CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/14/2012 at 01:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 06:00:14999000CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/13/2012 at 10:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 03:00:12999000CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/13/2012 at 09:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 02:00:15999000CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/13/2012 at 08:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 01:00:15999000CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,499Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/13/2012 at 07:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-14 00:00:15999000CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,761Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/13/2012 at 06:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-13 23:00:13999000CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,761Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/13/2012 at 05:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-13 22:00:14999000CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,761Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/13/2012 at 04:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-13 21:00:14999000CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,761Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/13/2012 at 02:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-13 19:00:12999011CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,761Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/13/2012 at 01:00pm EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-13 18:00:14999000CC G+
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Hacker News Circle5,761Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/13/2012 at 11:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-13 16:00:12999000CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,761Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/13/2012 at 10:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-13 15:00:13999000CC G+
Hacker News Circle5,761Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/13/2012 at 09:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-13 14:00:12999000CC G+
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Hacker News Circle5,761Part 1/3 Notice: Google+ Shared Circles are snapshots and you must manually re-add from this circle in order to update your circle with new users. Automatically generated from http://hngp.axxim.net/ (Go there to add yourself to the circle) at 01/13/2012 at 03:00am EST Made by antimatter15 https://plus.google.com/116347431032639424492/aboutSource code (Github): https://github.com/antimatter15/autocircle2012-01-13 08:00:13999000CC G+
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2014-02-27 02:28:59 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

My office. This is where the magic happens... or something.

Itemized here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/therift/12805206445/

#office   #workspace   #desk  

Most reshares: 93

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2014-08-14 03:18:35 (1 comments, 93 reshares, 34 +1s)

Adama understood.

#ferguson   #policebrutality   #militarization  

Most plusones: 70

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2014-04-22 07:05:47 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 70 +1s)

Reasons Rick and Morty is fantastic, #8,323,198.

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2014-08-14 03:18:35 (1 comments, 93 reshares, 34 +1s)

Adama understood.

#ferguson   #policebrutality   #militarization  

Adama understood.

#ferguson   #policebrutality   #militarization  ___

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2014-08-12 03:51:15 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Current status: SLEEPCON 1

Current status: SLEEPCON 1___

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2014-05-10 00:35:11 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

With Mother's Day coming up it felt like a good time to write about my thoughts on being adopted. https://medium.com/p/afe8f422cc3e

Spoiler alert: Genetics don't mean squat.

With Mother's Day coming up it felt like a good time to write about my thoughts on being adopted. https://medium.com/p/afe8f422cc3e

Spoiler alert: Genetics don't mean squat.___

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2014-05-06 04:36:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

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2014-05-06 04:31:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

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2014-05-01 04:18:38 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Don't let the domain name fool you, this is quite an interesting read.

Don't let the domain name fool you, this is quite an interesting read.___

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2014-04-30 03:12:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Twitter's analytics platform is live. Pretty slick!

Twitter's analytics platform is live. Pretty slick!___

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2014-04-29 20:39:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Jimmy Eat World radio was definitely the right call for today's work.

Jimmy Eat World radio was definitely the right call for today's work.___

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2014-04-29 20:32:35 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Dayum! My hands are cramping up just watching this.

#m4sonic   #music   #musicvideo   #electronic   #live  

Dayum! My hands are cramping up just watching this.

#m4sonic   #music   #musicvideo   #electronic   #live  ___

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2014-04-29 20:17:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Insert itshappening.gif here.

#starwars   #episodevii   #casting  

Insert itshappening.gif here.

#starwars   #episodevii   #casting  ___

2014-04-29 18:49:23 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Introducing the new PHP on Heroku — Heroku is launching native support for HHVM, amongst a plethora of other goodies for PHP developers.

Introducing the new PHP on Heroku — Heroku is launching native support for HHVM, amongst a plethora of other goodies for PHP developers.___

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2014-04-29 18:45:57 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)

You're doing it wrong. https://github.com/search?q=exec%28%24_GET&ref=cmdform&type=Code /facepalm

#php   #github   #exec   #terrible  

You're doing it wrong. https://github.com/search?q=exec%28%24_GET&ref=cmdform&type=Code /facepalm

#php   #github   #exec   #terrible  ___

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2014-04-29 07:30:16 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)

Neat; a secure password generate that spits out memorable strings, inspired by the XKCD strip "Password Strength."

Neat; a secure password generate that spits out memorable strings, inspired by the XKCD strip "Password Strength."___

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2014-04-29 07:26:31 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

Great read for anyone working within the open source community.

Great read for anyone working within the open source community.___

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2014-04-25 06:35:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

A Transformers / Evangelion crossover? Holy crap what??

A Transformers / Evangelion crossover? Holy crap what??___

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2014-04-23 22:44:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

This is why we can't have nice things, FCC.

This is why we can't have nice things, FCC.___

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2014-04-22 23:01:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Current Internet Status

Current Internet Status___

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2014-04-22 20:33:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Mac OS X betas are now open to non-developers... if you dare! https://appleseed.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/learn

Mac OS X betas are now open to non-developers... if you dare! https://appleseed.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/learn___

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2014-04-22 07:05:47 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 70 +1s)

Reasons Rick and Morty is fantastic, #8,323,198.

Reasons Rick and Morty is fantastic, #8,323,198.___

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2014-04-21 23:45:01 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Just got my Google I/O rejection email. :( #sadpanda

Just got my Google I/O rejection email. :( #sadpanda___

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2014-04-19 18:43:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

flower shopping. #throughglass

flower shopping. #throughglass___

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2014-04-17 22:03:18 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Nice, I was hoping they'd do something like this. I've bought four or five pairs of Warby Parkers now specifically because their try on program makes it so easy to decide. This might get me to trade in my modded prescription frames for the real deal.

Nice, I was hoping they'd do something like this. I've bought four or five pairs of Warby Parkers now specifically because their try on program makes it so easy to decide. This might get me to trade in my modded prescription frames for the real deal.___

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2014-04-11 20:48:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Well, speak of the devil. #heartbleed

Well, speak of the devil. #heartbleed___

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2014-04-11 18:30:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

There is some evidence that the Heartbleed bug may not be quite as serious for the IT world as initially thought. CloudFlare has been researching the bug and have not been able to compromise the private certificate key as of yet, at least under normal circumstances. You'd have to DDoS or otherwise force a HTTPd service restart and by some luck snatch the private key while it's still in a memory range accessible to the buffer overflow exploit. That's what their research is showing thus far, anyway.

http://blog.cloudflare.com/answering-the-critical-question-can-you-get-private-ssl-keys-using-heartbleed

This is why I put so much effort into upgrading Crowdmap to Perfect Forward Secrecy after the last "goto fail" problem was raised. Given that it is now known policy for the NSA (and who knows what other organizations) to store all encrypted communications of a target... more »

There is some evidence that the Heartbleed bug may not be quite as serious for the IT world as initially thought. CloudFlare has been researching the bug and have not been able to compromise the private certificate key as of yet, at least under normal circumstances. You'd have to DDoS or otherwise force a HTTPd service restart and by some luck snatch the private key while it's still in a memory range accessible to the buffer overflow exploit. That's what their research is showing thus far, anyway.

http://blog.cloudflare.com/answering-the-critical-question-can-you-get-private-ssl-keys-using-heartbleed

This is why I put so much effort into upgrading Crowdmap to Perfect Forward Secrecy after the last "goto fail" problem was raised. Given that it is now known policy for the NSA (and who knows what other organizations) to store all encrypted communications of a target for an indefinite period of time in the hopes that they'll eventually be able to grab the private key in use or worse yet break the encryption scheme, Perfect Forward Secrecy is the only assurance (given the technologies in play right now) that our SSL streams cannot be reverse engineered today or two years from now: private key compromises or not.

If you run a "secure" website and you haven't implemented PFS, take today to do that. You can check how secure your implementation is by using https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html___

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2014-04-11 18:19:24 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

Confused by what all this Heartbleed nonsense is about? Here's the most concise and approachable explanation of the bug I've seen yet.

Confused by what all this Heartbleed nonsense is about? Here's the most concise and approachable explanation of the bug I've seen yet.___

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2014-03-06 19:57:28 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

A delicious sneak peek at things to come for +Crowdmap.

#design   #ux  

A delicious sneak peek at things to come for +Crowdmap.

#design   #ux  ___

2014-03-02 19:07:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

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2014-03-02 19:06:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

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2014-03-02 19:05:03 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)

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2014-02-27 02:28:59 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

My office. This is where the magic happens... or something.

Itemized here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/therift/12805206445/

#office   #workspace   #desk  

My office. This is where the magic happens... or something.

Itemized here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/therift/12805206445/

#office   #workspace   #desk  ___

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2014-02-25 22:57:57 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 7 +1s)

Fantastic (and important) piece by +Nilay Patel on the state of the Internet; http://www.theverge.com/2014/2/25/5431382/the-internet-is-fucked

Fantastic (and important) piece by +Nilay Patel on the state of the Internet; http://www.theverge.com/2014/2/25/5431382/the-internet-is-fucked___

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2014-02-25 22:48:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

OS X users, it's time to patch your machines. #gotofail

OS X users, it's time to patch your machines. #gotofail___

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2014-02-25 22:45:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Asheron's Call is officially going into maintenance mode, and while they have no plans to shut the service down, Turbine will be making server software available for enthusiasts to host their own worlds and communities.

Asheron's Call is officially going into maintenance mode, and while they have no plans to shut the service down, Turbine will be making server software available for enthusiasts to host their own worlds and communities.___

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2014-02-25 19:50:13 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)

Can't wait to hack on the upcoming Wolfram Language!

Can't wait to hack on the upcoming Wolfram Language!___

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2014-02-23 18:45:38 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)

Apple is pushing a hotfix for an extremely serious SSL/TLS bug in iOS 7 and OS X. It remains unclear how far back it goes, but is confirmed in OS X 10.9, iOS 7 and at least iOS 6.1. This is bad. This is really bad.

The bug allows anyone with a certificate identifying themselves as a "trusted CA" (certificate authority; think Verisign, GeoTrust, etc.) to access encrypted communications as if they had never been encrypted at all by leveraging so called Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) attacks. Basically, Apple has been accepting root certs on face value and not performing the fundamental verification steps necessary to prove that they're authentic and valid.

All because of bracket-less conditionals and an errant 'goto fail' line. On the upside, I now have a real example of why bracket-less conditionals are a horrible thing to do next time code standards comes up!... more »

Apple is pushing a hotfix for an extremely serious SSL/TLS bug in iOS 7 and OS X. It remains unclear how far back it goes, but is confirmed in OS X 10.9, iOS 7 and at least iOS 6.1. This is bad. This is really bad.

The bug allows anyone with a certificate identifying themselves as a "trusted CA" (certificate authority; think Verisign, GeoTrust, etc.) to access encrypted communications as if they had never been encrypted at all by leveraging so called Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) attacks. Basically, Apple has been accepting root certs on face value and not performing the fundamental verification steps necessary to prove that they're authentic and valid.

All because of bracket-less conditionals and an errant 'goto fail' line. On the upside, I now have a real example of why bracket-less conditionals are a horrible thing to do next time code standards comes up! ;)

Overview: http://www.zdnet.com/major-apple-security-flaw-patch-issued-users-open-to-mitm-attacks-7000026624/
Technical breakdown, including source code and demo: https://www.imperialviolet.org/2014/02/22/applebug.html___

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2014-02-22 01:08:41 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

Hah!

America we need to have this for all high school's across the country.___Hah!

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2014-02-21 03:52:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Living the Americone Dream.

Living the Americone Dream.___

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2014-02-21 03:24:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Ira Glass on Moonshot thinking

Ira Glass on Moonshot thinking___

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2014-02-21 03:23:34 (0 comments, 14 reshares, 3 +1s)

Kiev Independence Square before and after the conflict began. Incredible. More here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26257542

Thanks to +Brian Herbert for sharing this.

Kiev Independence Square before and after the conflict began. Incredible. More here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26257542

Thanks to +Brian Herbert for sharing this.___

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2014-02-19 02:59:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Video is a really tough thing to do right on the 'net. So many device limitations and bandwidth considerations, unpredictable network conditions, and not to mention the computational and financial costs of transcoding are a challenge in their own right. Yet everyone expects an instant experience with no buffering and pristine quality. Nobody's got it perfectly sorted out yet, but here's how Dropbox is approaching things.

Video is a really tough thing to do right on the 'net. So many device limitations and bandwidth considerations, unpredictable network conditions, and not to mention the computational and financial costs of transcoding are a challenge in their own right. Yet everyone expects an instant experience with no buffering and pristine quality. Nobody's got it perfectly sorted out yet, but here's how Dropbox is approaching things.___

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2014-02-19 02:54:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Stress sucks. It can affect your body and mind.

"Previous research has shown that stress can even hinder our ability to remember. But these studies have typically focused on one stress at a time. What happens when we face multiple stresses?"

How is your stress level?

http://buff.ly/1bGKthY

Photo credit: daveograve@/Flickr CC

#science #stress

Stress sucks. It can affect your body and mind.

"Previous research has shown that stress can even hinder our ability to remember. But these studies have typically focused on one stress at a time. What happens when we face multiple stresses?"

How is your stress level?

http://buff.ly/1bGKthY

Photo credit: daveograve@/Flickr CC

#science #stress___

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2014-02-19 02:31:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

A making-of documentary on the incredible video game The Last of Us is currently free on the US Amazon.com store. You even get a $1 promotional credit for 'purchasing' it.

A making-of documentary on the incredible video game The Last of Us is currently free on the US Amazon.com store. You even get a $1 promotional credit for 'purchasing' it.___

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2014-02-19 02:25:28 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

This is the world we live in now.

This is the world we live in now.___

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2014-02-19 01:41:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

This is the first "new tab" extension for Chrome (or any browser) that I haven't loathed... in fact, I dare say, I kind of love it.

This is the first "new tab" extension for Chrome (or any browser) that I haven't loathed... in fact, I dare say, I kind of love it.___

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2014-02-19 01:35:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

A year on, Steam for Linux now boasts over 500 titles.

From 50 launch titles to over 500, Steam for Linux has seen a 900% growth in its gaming catalogue since its official release in February 2013. With Steam OS just around the corner, Linux gamers have an even bigger year ahead of them.

#Linux   #Steam  

A year on, Steam for Linux now boasts over 500 titles.

From 50 launch titles to over 500, Steam for Linux has seen a 900% growth in its gaming catalogue since its official release in February 2013. With Steam OS just around the corner, Linux gamers have an even bigger year ahead of them.

#Linux   #Steam  ___

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2014-02-19 01:28:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

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2014-02-18 22:45:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

EFF filed suit against the Ethiopian government today on behalf of an American who found secret spyware on his computer. In this case, we have clear evidence of a foreign government secretly infiltrating an American's digital communications -- listening to his Skype calls, and obtaining access to a wide swath of his private life. U.S. laws protect Americans from this type of unauthorized electronic spying, regardless of who is responsible.

EFF filed suit against the Ethiopian government today on behalf of an American who found secret spyware on his computer. In this case, we have clear evidence of a foreign government secretly infiltrating an American's digital communications -- listening to his Skype calls, and obtaining access to a wide swath of his private life. U.S. laws protect Americans from this type of unauthorized electronic spying, regardless of who is responsible.___

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2014-02-18 22:16:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Open source software has the benefit and curse of being agnostic. It's free and open for anyone to use, for good or for evil, for better or for worse. We don't get to chose who uses it or for what. That's the only way this sort of stuff can work.

So it didn't come as a complete shock to me this morning when I woke up to a screenshot of the software I help build in the latest Snowden leak. Apparently the GCHQ (the UK's equivalent of the NSA) used our software to visualize traffic they intercepted of people accessing various Internet reasons, such as Wikileaks. Obviously, that's a pretty shitty thing to do and not something I, our organization or our community condone. It's counter to everything we stand for, quite frankly. But we don't get a say in these sorts of things.

What's kind of fascinating about this is how counter-culture a use it is... more »

Open source software has the benefit and curse of being agnostic. It's free and open for anyone to use, for good or for evil, for better or for worse. We don't get to chose who uses it or for what. That's the only way this sort of stuff can work.

So it didn't come as a complete shock to me this morning when I woke up to a screenshot of the software I help build in the latest Snowden leak. Apparently the GCHQ (the UK's equivalent of the NSA) used our software to visualize traffic they intercepted of people accessing various Internet reasons, such as Wikileaks. Obviously, that's a pretty shitty thing to do and not something I, our organization or our community condone. It's counter to everything we stand for, quite frankly. But we don't get a say in these sorts of things.

What's kind of fascinating about this is how counter-culture a use it is of our software. We are — from our very core and throughout — about embracing and encouraging anonymity, being open with our data whenever and wherever possible, and frankly just focused on building tools that empower the people for the social good. We're a mixture of hackers, researchers and philanthropists. It all comes down to building those tools in the open and with the community. It just so happens the GCHQ thought we were the right tool for their community, too.

Situations like these make me think about big names that have been caught up in the "legitimate uses" vs "evil uses" debate; particularly cryptography solutions like PHP and TrueCrypt. Everyone can agree there are legitimate and nefarious uses for encryption. That isn't for the software to decide, of course. Years ago, after 9/11, journalists and politicians got caught up in that debate. "What if terrorists use this encryption software to hide their attack plans, or identities of sleeper cells?" Yeah, that could happen. In fact I'm sure it has happened. And that's what led the NSA to try to build weaknesses into global cryptography schemes, so they can secretly decrypt content at will. But that isn't the right solution, obviously, and the only reason it happened was because they greased the right hands and managed to keep it all behind closed doors. Until recently, anyway. What they're doing robs every individual on this planet of their fundamental expectations (and in many cases rights) to privacy. If you have to win the war by sacrificing everything you value, then it wasn't worth winning in the first place.

Great free and open source software — software that really matters — must keep it's promises to it's users. It must defend anonymity. It must ensure safety and security for it's users. And at the same time it must remain agnostic to it's uses. There is no other way it can exist freely. Even when someone ends up using it for really shitty stuff.

The leak: https://firstlook.org/theintercept/article/2014/02/18/snowden-docs-reveal-covert-surveillance-and-pressure-tactics-aimed-at-wikileaks-and-its-supporters/
The slides: https://firstlook.org/theintercept/document/2014/02/18/psychology-new-kind-sigdev/___

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2014-02-18 21:41:51 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Looks like World of Warcraft's character boost service will cost $60 out of the gate, if today's accidental peak at things is any indication. It's not cheap, but I don't think that's entirely a move out of greed — just imagine a game full of max level characters who have no idea how to play their class. Oh, wait...

Looks like World of Warcraft's character boost service will cost $60 out of the gate, if today's accidental peak at things is any indication. It's not cheap, but I don't think that's entirely a move out of greed — just imagine a game full of max level characters who have no idea how to play their class. Oh, wait...___

2014-02-18 21:36:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Irrational Games is closing down. Sigh. :( I am excited to see what Levine has in store next, though. The guy knows how to build seriously compelling stories, and incidentally games.

Irrational Games is closing down. Sigh. :( I am excited to see what Levine has in store next, though. The guy knows how to build seriously compelling stories, and incidentally games.___

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