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David Brin has been shared in 265 public circles

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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 06:30:22451429
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 05:24:223625111
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,633SCIENCE 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 05:47:40346101
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,490SCIENCE 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 06:22:16330011
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,228SCIENCE 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 #cars #sharingiscaring  #Liver#sharingmeansthankyou #socialmedia  #sports #Smartphones#tablets 2014-11-06 08:10:34369051
Nolan Harvey218More friend today #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #morefollowers  2014-11-05 16:59:40501001
Sharon Caroline1,629Hello 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 08:31:58463000
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 07:02:42362101
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 06:51:44407101
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov982Science 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 08:37:19453101
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 05:03:59465138
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 13:14:5050111414
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 13:48:29265212
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 12:15:324990718
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 10:40:014918812
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 08:26:26310114
Shashi S5,879Circle of Authors & Poets_____________________________________This is one of the most interesting group of Authors and Poets, selected from my years on Google Plus, 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 after reviewing your profile, I WILL INCLUDE YOU IN NEXT SHARE.... ONLY IF YOU ARE AN ASPIRING AUTHOR OR A POET :-) Those of you who are notified are already in the circle...This circle also includes many of upcoming writers who are Top Google + Users, who share unique and original content. They are kind of the early trend setters..With this team, you will be able to grow in your own community, with 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 plus5 - YOU HAVE TO BE, AT LEAST, AN ASPIRING AUTHOR OR POETThe 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     2014-04-16 06:47:374134213
Irina Sadokhina19,423Hello 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   . Apr. 21st, just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circles   #circlecirclecircle   #circlescirclescircles   #circleshare   #hyperball   #plusmastermind   #crazycircles   #circleoftheweek  2014-04-14 16:53:094558052121
Adam Black6,732Transhumans CircleBy popular Demand,  I am sharing some of my Circles. This is +Mark Bruce  Transhumans Circle  Plus Others Ive been adding.If you are tagged,  you are in it.Web Link for Mobile https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AdamBlack/posts/6iQmLpEj1Zm #sharedcircles   #GeekCulture   #ScienceSunday #Transhumans #Transhumanism #HumanPlus  2014-04-13 06:25:0424522733
Irina Sadokhina18,499Hello 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   . Apr. 14th, just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circleshare   #circlescirclescircles   #circlecircle   #circlecirclecircle   #circles   #hyperball   #plusmastermind   #crazycircles  2014-04-08 12:47:424927248106
DEVILZART1,310#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers   #followback #paulaawesomecircle   #awesomecircles #paulateshima #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle 2014-04-04 17:15:22500151025
Irina Sadokhina17,311Hello 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 . Apr. 7th, just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circlecirclecircle   #circles   #circlescirclescircles   #circleshared   #crazycircles   #hyperball   #plusmastermind   #circleoftheweek  2014-03-31 18:07:204536655108
Irina Sadokhina16,720Hello 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   , March 31st. just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circles   #circlecirclecircle   #circlecirclecircle   #circlescirclescircles   #hyperball   #crazycircles   #plusmastermind   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheweek   #circleoftheday  2014-03-24 18:59:534707753123
STEM on Google+ Community14,148Here are the "Movers & Shakers" in the STEM Community!February--March, 2014!Here's the latest updated edition of people & pages whose posts and comments appeared in the STEM on Google+ Community.  There are both science content creators and science readers here, and they are all active and interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math.  Add this circle to your stream!Click here to enter the community >>https://plus.google.com/b/112166434848553337850/communities/110555615319066448343  Get involved in science discussions in the STEM community and you'll be in the next circle!If you received notification for this post, you are included in the circle!  If you do not wish to be notified, or shared in this (or other) circles, please let me know.~+Malthus John #sciencecircle   #stemcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #scienceeveryday   #sciencessunday   #stem   #gpluscommunities   #science   #technology   #engineering   #mathematics   #engagement  2014-03-24 17:43:08235202565
Matthew J Price8,236It's been some time since I shared my favorite circle: Accelerated Thinkers.  These 91 people are the ones I trust with bringing me the good news every day, and leading the conversation about the future of humanity.  Thank you so much!2014-03-22 04:25:4591103
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Irina Sadokhina15,346Hello my dear friends!!!HELLO! 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   , March 17th just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circles   #circlecircle   #circlescirclescircles   #hyperball   #rustyball   #crazycircles   #plusmastermind  2014-03-11 16:53:09467664993
Ryan Johnson45#CircleSharing#SharedCircles#Circle#CircleOfTheDay#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#buy_GooglePlus_followers#Google#GooglePlusTips#Engagers#EngagersCircle#Circles#SocialMedia#SharedCircleOfTheDay#PublicCircle#PublicSharedCircles#TeamElite#SnowballEffect#Marketing#SocialMediaMarketing2014-03-11 11:15:07501101213
shinigami kurai109This 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 +shinigami kurai2014-03-09 02:04:4450110313
DEVILZART386This 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 2014-03-08 15:58:55501191428
Bob Mulholland20,590Haven't done a  #FollowFriday  in a while. Beam these mofos into your Circles , Scotty!Nothin' but a buncha  #StarTrek  nerds in here.... #SharedCircles  2014-03-07 20:06:14486519
Becky Collins3,213Baseball circle #Baseball  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 10:30:413883216
DEVILZART103This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost 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 circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circulo   #kreise   #kreis   #круг   #круги   #круглим   #кругляши  #blogger   #blogging   #bloggers#サークル   #界   #cercle   #دائرة   #kring   #kringen   #nederland  +Circles +Circle Circle Circle +Circles by DzjieDzjee +Selected Circles 2014 +Awesome Circles +Socialize circles +Circles & Circles & Circles +Google+ Categorized Circles +Circles Circles Circles +Curating Content on Google+ +Team Circle Share +Shared Circles +Circle Shares Notifications +Urkel's Shared Circles +Shared Circles Magic G+ +Shared Circles on G+ +SharedCircles #googleplus #circle #sahrecircle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleshared #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday 2014-02-25 06:41:2550014721
Dan Thompson2,147Here is my circle of writers.  My suggestion to you new G+ folks is to add the entire circle as its own circle, i.e. "Dan's Writing Circle".  Over time, move your favorites over into your own growing array of circles.In particular, though, I'd say pay attention to John Ward, Evo Terra, Nathan Lowell, Brook Johnson, and Jefferson Smith.2014-02-22 19:51:53249212

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2014-11-24 00:51:26 (157 comments, 20 reshares, 131 +1s)Open 

Brown-Warren in 2016!  Hey, Jerry is the man. He’s a great forward thinker but also such a judo master that no one can corner him as a typical... anything! He gets every single thing done, both progressively improving education/science and getting drought-fighting public works, WHILE balancing the budget and persuading the democratic assembly to lockbox half the surplus into a Rainy Day Fund… while leading the nation in both job growth and entrepreneuship and sustainable tech and greenhouse emissions control. Jerry is the anti-Bush… because everything is better after he touches it.

 And here’s a “flaw” that’s actually a feature!  Jerry is probably too old for a second term!  A feature? Sure! So here's the plan: It starts with BROWN-WARREN in 2016!

Look, I know you liberals adore Elizabeth Warren. Why not? She’s the only one other than Bernie Sanders with theguts to say that ba... more »

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2014-11-22 23:20:38 (84 comments, 114 reshares, 219 +1s)Open 

 Today -- very, very quietly -- buried on a Friday afternoon before a major holiday and delayed till after the mid-terms were over… the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee finally issued its report on the tragic deaths of four American diplomats at the hands of terrorists in Benghazi, Libya.  The predictions about this report, touted for upwards of three years by Fox News and almost every Republican pundit and office-holder... (and many of you out there)… confidently forecast that the Obama Administration would be at-minimum revealed as incompetent and deceitful. More-likely criminally negligent cowards, engaged in a Nixon-level illegal coverup, leading to impeachment. With widely-bandied conspiracy-theories glommed-in.
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2014-11-13 05:37:42 (67 comments, 36 reshares, 468 +1s)Open 

Just saw INTERSTELLAR in an IMAX theater.  It was worth it. I could concoct a hundred quibbles.  Maybe I will, someday.  But it is the best movie I have seen in this century.

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2014-11-27 01:59:40 (13 comments, 7 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Calling for a skilled database and web site expert who - with a few hours of skilled effort - might help us form a futurist-oriented speaker's bureau that could help change the world!  Imagine an automated site/“bureau” that could be queried by any school, library or business that’s looking for a speaker about the “future.”  Schools and libraries would seek one who doesn’t cost much and lives nearby. Corporations or big meetings might be willing to pay fees and travel expenses. By automatically sifting a supply of 1000+ science fiction authors nf other futurists, such a service could get thousands of gigs going, in which students or citizen groups or companies or agencies would get to sample ideas outside of the normal range!

Have a  look at the Speculation Speakers' Bureau, being set up at the University Of Kansas's "ABoutSF" program.  It is 90% complete andthey have acces... more »

Calling for a skilled database and web site expert who - with a few hours of skilled effort - might help us form a futurist-oriented speaker's bureau that could help change the world!  Imagine an automated site/“bureau” that could be queried by any school, library or business that’s looking for a speaker about the “future.”  Schools and libraries would seek one who doesn’t cost much and lives nearby. Corporations or big meetings might be willing to pay fees and travel expenses. By automatically sifting a supply of 1000+ science fiction authors nf other futurists, such a service could get thousands of gigs going, in which students or citizen groups or companies or agencies would get to sample ideas outside of the normal range!

Have a  look at the Speculation Speakers' Bureau, being set up at the University Of Kansas's "ABoutSF" program.  It is 90% complete and they have access to all the members of the Science Fiction Writers of America.  Alas, the last 10% has taxed them and I have suggested they work with partners to get this great idea for a speaker's bureau up and running.

Have a look at http://www.aboutsf.com/main/services/spec-speakers-new

Or better yet, start at the “AboutSF” site — www.AboutSF.com — and try to find the SpecSpeaker’s page (currently a problem!) I figure just a few hours of expert help... plus some good collaborators... and this program could get hundreds of speakers flowing to fascinated audiences -- from local schools and libraries to top companies — who all need ways to better gird themselves for the range of things-to-come.

(Speak up here in comments. But please don’t chase me down otherwise, unless you truly do believe you are the tech-hero we need.)___

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2014-11-25 19:25:34 (13 comments, 9 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

My mid-week posting is about science fiction cinema! And the flood of great new items that appear to loom on the near horizon.  So many that I begin to wonder... could this be the turnaround we had been looking for?  Some wonderful stuff! Oh and items from the past as well.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/11/sci-fi-cinema-great-things-coming.html

My mid-week posting is about science fiction cinema! And the flood of great new items that appear to loom on the near horizon.  So many that I begin to wonder... could this be the turnaround we had been looking for?  Some wonderful stuff! Oh and items from the past as well.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/11/sci-fi-cinema-great-things-coming.html___

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2014-11-25 01:02:09 (36 comments, 7 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Finally, someone (else) making a key point — that liberals and progressives sabotage themselves with gloom, by proclaiming that no past reforms or interventions have done the slightest good.  Nothing has improved, everything is worse and none of the past measures has ever worked!  This reflex is not only counterfactual and kind of sick-minded.  It is also spectacularly counterproductive, playing into the hands of those who proclaim: “Yep! Progressive ‘solutions’ never work, and progressives are the first to say so!”

Here Richard V. Reeves offer statistical evidence that the poor and middle class aren’t doing quite as badly in the U.S. as many have been railing. Does that make him an enemy of progress? Not when he shows relentlessly that (1) it was successive liberal interventions that prevented a plummet into poverty for tens of millions and (2) we still have a long way to go.Indeed, braggi... more »

Finally, someone (else) making a key point — that liberals and progressives sabotage themselves with gloom, by proclaiming that no past reforms or interventions have done the slightest good.  Nothing has improved, everything is worse and none of the past measures has ever worked!  This reflex is not only counterfactual and kind of sick-minded.  It is also spectacularly counterproductive, playing into the hands of those who proclaim: “Yep! Progressive ‘solutions’ never work, and progressives are the first to say so!”

Here Richard V. Reeves offer statistical evidence that the poor and middle class aren’t doing quite as badly in the U.S. as many have been railing. Does that make him an enemy of progress? Not when he shows relentlessly that (1) it was successive liberal interventions that prevented a plummet into poverty for tens of millions and (2) we still have a long way to go. Indeed, bragging about their product’s past successes would be the first thing done by any sane salesperson! Suggesting that many of our left-wing friends are not especially, well, sane.

http://www.brookings.edu/research/opinions/2014/11/10-progressives-lost-election-ideas-winning-reeves

“For progressives, doom and gloom will be a self-defeating political strategy, since it adds steadily to the sense that government doesn’t work. This will be especially true in 2016 after occupying the White House for two terms. The subtext of downbeat progressive rhetoric is, by implication: "Yes, we have already done all these things (the Great Society, tax credits, welfare reform, food stamps), but honestly, nothing has really worked, look how terrible things are becoming."

“What they should be saying instead is: "Look at all these government initiatives that have really worked to reduce poverty, improve workplaces, lessen inequality, weaken racism, boost women’s chances, and improve wellbeing. So let’s do more of it! What’s the next problem that we can help to solve?"

Lest you right wingers crow, at this point, fie upon you!  If you had had your way for 70 years, this society would be a festering feudal cesspit of poverty, simmering on the edge of revolution. And you HAVE had your way in the US for 2 decades, and things ARE getting worse for the middle classes!

Of course all of this riffs along with Steven Pinker’s important book, THE BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATURE, wherein he shows absolutely that average per capita rates of both violence and poverty have plummeted, worldwide, every decade since 1943. I talk about the fury that these facts arouse in people of the left, here:
Indignation, addiction and hope -- does it help to be "mad as hell?": David Brin at TEDxUCSD  — (Follow the slides on Slideshare!  http://www.slideshare.net/davidbrin/indignation-addiction-the-modern-plague-tedxucsd2014  )

Caught in the middle are the few remaining liberal-pragmatist problem solvers remaining in a country that once specialized in pragmatism and simply getting the job done

All of this shows that - although the Neo-confederacy is our worst problem today — a froth of insanity and treason, incited by foreign petro-sheiks who mean us nothing but harm — there certainly is a fair amount of crazy also, on the other side.___

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2014-11-24 00:51:26 (157 comments, 20 reshares, 131 +1s)Open 

Brown-Warren in 2016!  Hey, Jerry is the man. He’s a great forward thinker but also such a judo master that no one can corner him as a typical... anything! He gets every single thing done, both progressively improving education/science and getting drought-fighting public works, WHILE balancing the budget and persuading the democratic assembly to lockbox half the surplus into a Rainy Day Fund… while leading the nation in both job growth and entrepreneuship and sustainable tech and greenhouse emissions control. Jerry is the anti-Bush… because everything is better after he touches it.

 And here’s a “flaw” that’s actually a feature!  Jerry is probably too old for a second term!  A feature? Sure! So here's the plan: It starts with BROWN-WARREN in 2016!

Look, I know you liberals adore Elizabeth Warren. Why not? She’s the only one other than Bernie Sanders with theguts to say that ba... more »

Brown-Warren in 2016!  Hey, Jerry is the man. He’s a great forward thinker but also such a judo master that no one can corner him as a typical... anything! He gets every single thing done, both progressively improving education/science and getting drought-fighting public works, WHILE balancing the budget and persuading the democratic assembly to lockbox half the surplus into a Rainy Day Fund… while leading the nation in both job growth and entrepreneuship and sustainable tech and greenhouse emissions control. Jerry is the anti-Bush… because everything is better after he touches it.

 And here’s a “flaw” that’s actually a feature!  Jerry is probably too old for a second term!  A feature? Sure! So here's the plan: It starts with BROWN-WARREN in 2016!

Look, I know you liberals adore Elizabeth Warren. Why not? She’s the only one other than Bernie Sanders with the guts to say that banks who are “too big to fail” should be divided into healthy competitors that CAN be allowed to fail!  She’s the only one who remembers we have anti-trust laws.

 Only dig it you romantics. She's way too liberal and inexperienced to get elected into the top slot and the GOP must be kept out till its fever breaks and the Bush-Saudi cabal loses its grip on the American right. When our civil war ebbs and the GOP goes back to Goldwater types who stand for enterprise, but also negotiate, maybe. But  meanwhile we need someone reassuring AND future-hungry and friendly to science… who can for sure win.

Here’s the plan, then… elect Brown-Warren! Jerry does his amazing thing, and then - if Warren has proved herself - he resigns 3 1/2 years into his term!  And now EW is president, a proved and well-known figure who - as VP - spearheaded putting crooks in prison, and now she is running for re-election and Jerry can retire to California with our love. We’ll all have had a chance to get her measure.  And if it’s all good, then you get your hero.

Okay, it’s sci fi.  But well…. Jerry is a sci fi kinda guy!  Make 2016 our Brown year!

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/dec/17/news/la-pn-jerry-brown-president-2016-20131217___

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2014-11-23 22:39:15 (38 comments, 21 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 


Phil Plait’s “Bad astronomy” site offers a cool riff  - and cooler images - about a possible mission to Europa.


http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/11/22/europa_remastered_image_may_be_prelude_to_a_mission_campaign.html


Phil Plait’s “Bad astronomy” site offers a cool riff  - and cooler images - about a possible mission to Europa.


http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/11/22/europa_remastered_image_may_be_prelude_to_a_mission_campaign.html___

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2014-11-23 05:53:23 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

Elon, fast becoming a cult icon for our return to can-do ambition. Here you can see the "X-Wing" control vanes on a Falcon re-usable (we hope) first stage rocket.

http://techcrunch.com/2014/11/22/space-x-x-wing-rocket-drone-landing-pads/

Elon, fast becoming a cult icon for our return to can-do ambition. Here you can see the "X-Wing" control vanes on a Falcon re-usable (we hope) first stage rocket.

http://techcrunch.com/2014/11/22/space-x-x-wing-rocket-drone-landing-pads/___

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2014-11-23 04:44:35 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Reprise: My weekend posting is MOSTLY a melange of miscellaneous cool items from science and animal intelligence and art... with some discussion of PREDICTION and whether humans are any good at it! I do confess however, splicing in some commentary about the report on Benghazi issued by Darrell Issa's committee today, and comparing it to some of YOUR predictions during the last two years.
It's all amusing. And you should find it so, as well... if we don't just cry.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/11/peering-at-future.html

Reprise: My weekend posting is MOSTLY a melange of miscellaneous cool items from science and animal intelligence and art... with some discussion of PREDICTION and whether humans are any good at it! I do confess however, splicing in some commentary about the report on Benghazi issued by Darrell Issa's committee today, and comparing it to some of YOUR predictions during the last two years.
It's all amusing. And you should find it so, as well... if we don't just cry.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/11/peering-at-future.html___

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2014-11-23 01:24:35 (4 comments, 8 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Scientists believe a mysteriously bright object in a galaxy 90 million light-years away could be a rogue black hole evicted during the merger of two galaxies.

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/1121/Could-orphan-black-hole-confirm-Einstein-s-general-theory-of-relativity

Scientists believe a mysteriously bright object in a galaxy 90 million light-years away could be a rogue black hole evicted during the merger of two galaxies.

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/1121/Could-orphan-black-hole-confirm-Einstein-s-general-theory-of-relativity___

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2014-11-22 23:20:38 (84 comments, 114 reshares, 219 +1s)Open 

 Today -- very, very quietly -- buried on a Friday afternoon before a major holiday and delayed till after the mid-terms were over… the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee finally issued its report on the tragic deaths of four American diplomats at the hands of terrorists in Benghazi, Libya.  The predictions about this report, touted for upwards of three years by Fox News and almost every Republican pundit and office-holder... (and many of you out there)… confidently forecast that the Obama Administration would be at-minimum revealed as incompetent and deceitful. More-likely criminally negligent cowards, engaged in a Nixon-level illegal coverup, leading to impeachment. With widely-bandied conspiracy-theories glommed-in.
http:... more »

 Today -- very, very quietly -- buried on a Friday afternoon before a major holiday and delayed till after the mid-terms were over… the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee finally issued its report on the tragic deaths of four American diplomats at the hands of terrorists in Benghazi, Libya.  The predictions about this report, touted for upwards of three years by Fox News and almost every Republican pundit and office-holder... (and many of you out there)… confidently forecast that the Obama Administration would be at-minimum revealed as incompetent and deceitful. More-likely criminally negligent cowards, engaged in a Nixon-level illegal coverup, leading to impeachment. With widely-bandied conspiracy-theories glommed-in.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/house-panel-finds-no-intelligence-failure-in-benghazi-attacks/2014/11/21/0749a070-71dd-11e4-ad12-3734c461eab6_story.html

Those of you who made -- or religiously repeated -- this forecast, do have the honesty to raise your hands? So what did the committee —  (chaired by my own vociferously fire-brand-republican representative Darrell Issa) — finally report?

Ah, let's see. "An investigation by the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee has concluded that the CIA and U.S. military responded appropriately to the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012, dismissing allegations that the Obama administration blocked rescue attempts during the assault or sought to mislead the public afterward."

Further: "After a two-year probe that involved the review of thousands of pages of classified documents, the panel determined that the attack could not be blamed on an intelligence failure, and that CIA security operatives “ably and bravely assisted” State Department officials who were overwhelmed at a nearby but separate diplomatic compound."

And: "The committee also found “no evidence that there was either a stand down order or a denial of available air support,” rejecting claims that have fed persistent conspiracy theories that the U.S. military was prevented from rescuing U.S. personnel from a night-time assault that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans."

Earlier this year, the United States captured one of the militants accused of orchestrating the attacks in a raid in Libya. Ahmed Abu Khatalla now faces trial in the United States.
 
So... how did you score?  Note that this report was issued by the most partisan U.S. House in 50 years, under a republican leadership that routinely and regularly threatens the president with impeachment for everything under the sun. Indeed, this house -- the laziest in 200 years -- held almost half of its TOTAL number of hours of hearings on just this one "heinous" matter. (They never showed the slightest interest in investigating the eleven "benghazis" that occurred under George W Bush, see below.)  

No, there is only one "conspiracy" here. Delaying this stupendously exonerating report till after the mid-term election, on a friday afternoon before a major holiday.  Oh and Darrell Issa, chairman of the committee? After two years of grandstanding and tirades promising to "hold the criminals and traitors accountable?"

Mr. Issa's office ignored calls requesting a statement. He has been avoiding the press.  It seems... for once... he has nothing to say.___

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2014-11-22 19:26:36 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

My weekend posting is MOSTLY a melange of miscellaneous cool items from science and animal intelligence and art... with some discussion of PREDICTION and whether humans are any good at it!   I do confess however, splicing in some commentary about the report on Benghazi issued by Darrell Issa's committee today, and comparing it to some of YOUR predictions during the last two years.

It's all amusing. And you should find it so, as well... if we don't just cry.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/11/peering-at-future.html

My weekend posting is MOSTLY a melange of miscellaneous cool items from science and animal intelligence and art... with some discussion of PREDICTION and whether humans are any good at it!   I do confess however, splicing in some commentary about the report on Benghazi issued by Darrell Issa's committee today, and comparing it to some of YOUR predictions during the last two years.

It's all amusing. And you should find it so, as well... if we don't just cry.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/11/peering-at-future.html___

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2014-11-22 18:23:06 (7 comments, 5 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

And while we’re on Apocalypses!  Here’s another list, from the Geek Dad. (Hey, it’s not my fault these people have great taste in their favorite end of the world tales!)

http://geekdad.com/2014/11/stack-overflow-end-world/

And while we’re on Apocalypses!  Here’s another list, from the Geek Dad. (Hey, it’s not my fault these people have great taste in their favorite end of the world tales!)

http://geekdad.com/2014/11/stack-overflow-end-world/___

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2014-11-22 06:50:00 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

A lovely, personal essay on one author's favorite post apocalyptic novels.  There's a reason I like his list!  But still, it's very good.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/off-the-shelf-/best-apocalyptic-fiction_b_6195706.html

A lovely, personal essay on one author's favorite post apocalyptic novels.  There's a reason I like his list!  But still, it's very good.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/off-the-shelf-/best-apocalyptic-fiction_b_6195706.html___

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2014-11-21 19:07:27 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

One authorial pleasure is receiving pieces of art, created by people who felt inspired by my books. Here are some images of a brilliant diorama created by the wondrous young artist Larissa Shen. Photography does not do justice to the incredible detail in this lovely scene from BRIGHTNESS REEF in which three alien kids, inspired by Mark Twain stories, scheme to take an adventure... only first they must clean up a mess in the library, caused by the carelessness of one named... Huck.

See some other Larissa Shen art - available for a song - at this site:
   http://www.ebay.com/itm/Handpainted-Fine-art-no-frame-/151476885010?pt=Art_Paintings&hash=item2344b9d612

PS... funny thing, I have received more fan art about characters in the Brightness trilogy than any other works of mine. Strange. Although it is my less-sold trilogy, folks who do read those three novels seem passionatea... more »

One authorial pleasure is receiving pieces of art, created by people who felt inspired by my books. Here are some images of a brilliant diorama created by the wondrous young artist Larissa Shen. Photography does not do justice to the incredible detail in this lovely scene from BRIGHTNESS REEF in which three alien kids, inspired by Mark Twain stories, scheme to take an adventure... only first they must clean up a mess in the library, caused by the carelessness of one named... Huck.

See some other Larissa Shen art - available for a song - at this site:
   http://www.ebay.com/itm/Handpainted-Fine-art-no-frame-/151476885010?pt=Art_Paintings&hash=item2344b9d612

PS... funny thing, I have received more fan art about characters in the Brightness trilogy than any other works of mine. Strange. Although it is my less-sold trilogy, folks who do read those three novels seem passionate about them!___

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2014-11-20 19:03:38 (42 comments, 17 reshares, 79 +1s)Open 

A young writer in The Guardian ponders the recent tsunami of teen dystopias in both lit and film.  She tries to excuse it by pointing to the increasingly Orwellian world around us… which is utter hogwash.  Yes there are bad trends… and countless good trends.  And things are still well within our grasp. And the stories that would help are stories that portray confident citizens using or repairing their institutions, correcting errors instead of giving  up, and relying on their neighbors, instead of automatically disdaining them.

http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2014/nov/18/hunger-games-dystopian-fiction-appeal-to-teenagers-alex-campbell

No, the reason for the dystopia tsunami is much simpler.  It is an effluent of waste product from authorial and directorial LAZINESS.  Pure and exact.  They need to keep heroes in pulse pounding jeopardy for 90 minutes (or 200pages) and... more »

A young writer in The Guardian ponders the recent tsunami of teen dystopias in both lit and film.  She tries to excuse it by pointing to the increasingly Orwellian world around us… which is utter hogwash.  Yes there are bad trends… and countless good trends.  And things are still well within our grasp. And the stories that would help are stories that portray confident citizens using or repairing their institutions, correcting errors instead of giving  up, and relying on their neighbors, instead of automatically disdaining them.

http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2014/nov/18/hunger-games-dystopian-fiction-appeal-to-teenagers-alex-campbell

No, the reason for the dystopia tsunami is much simpler.  It is an effluent of waste product from authorial and directorial LAZINESS.  Pure and exact.  They need to keep heroes in pulse pounding jeopardy for 90 minutes (or 200 pages) and that is done easiest by assuming from the start that all institutions are automatically and deliberately evil and all neighbors are sheep.  Voila!  It writes itself. 

A second factor?  Flatter the reader/viewer by telling the same chosen-one, ordained-demigod motif that always works. “Pretend YOU are Harry… or Ender… and you’ve only been bullied because you haven’t found your true friends and true powers yet!  When you do, they all better watch out!”

See: http://www.locusmag.com/Perspectives/2013/01/david-brin-our-favorite-cliche-a-world-filled-with-idiots-orwhy-films-and-novels-routinely-depict-society-and-its-citizens-as-fools/

Hey, I have written dystopia! (e.g. The Postman.) And some dystopias, those with original or stirring messages about frighteningly plausible failure modes — like “1984” and “Soylent Green” can do wondrous good.  Even possibly become Self-Preventing Prophecies.  

But that is different. Please read my essay cited above. The difference is crucial 'cause it is eating at our confidence and at our very souls.___

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2014-11-20 04:01:52 (24 comments, 12 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

Nick Bostrom thinks three looming technologies might pose “existential risks” nanotech, synthetic biology and super artificial intelligence.  Notably in this talk at UC Berkeley, promoting his new book SUPERINTELLIGENCE, he downgrades “last week’s” obsessions — nuclear war and ecological degradation.  One interesting assertion is that   a key may be to get these things “in the right order.” Certainly if we get super intelligence first — and assuming we get a soft landing into a pleasant and accommodating kind of AI, then it might help us resolve all the other threats.

http://www.c-span.org/video/?321534-1/book-discussion-superintelligence

“It’s an open question” whether we’ll get super-intelligence via artificial (AI) systems or else by enhancing biological powers of thought.

Nick Bostrom thinks three looming technologies might pose “existential risks” nanotech, synthetic biology and super artificial intelligence.  Notably in this talk at UC Berkeley, promoting his new book SUPERINTELLIGENCE, he downgrades “last week’s” obsessions — nuclear war and ecological degradation.  One interesting assertion is that   a key may be to get these things “in the right order.” Certainly if we get super intelligence first — and assuming we get a soft landing into a pleasant and accommodating kind of AI, then it might help us resolve all the other threats.

http://www.c-span.org/video/?321534-1/book-discussion-superintelligence

“It’s an open question” whether we’ll get super-intelligence via artificial (AI) systems or else by enhancing biological powers of thought.___

2014-11-19 21:50:54 (28 comments, 16 reshares, 103 +1s)Open 

Some of you have written that we need a revival of morality in the public sphere. Actually, I shrug at that plea....  Ironically, we improved human morality in the last 2 generations by creating systems of reciprocal accountability and NOT by the method of 6000 years...
    .....finger-wagging and preaching at folks to be better. The current attempted oligarchic putsch is immoral, but that won't stop it.
   .....Morality never stopped such putsches across those 60 centuries. What stops it is pragmatic realization that oligarchy-dominated societies are inevitably STUPID! Their record of statecraft sucks. (As Adam Smith and Gibbon and Tacitus and the American Founders pointed out.)
    ....It is called "human history" and we escaped the cycle only by empowering a vast middle with powers of reciprocal accountability, in markets, democracy, science etc.

Hence inorder to... more »

Some of you have written that we need a revival of morality in the public sphere. Actually, I shrug at that plea....  Ironically, we improved human morality in the last 2 generations by creating systems of reciprocal accountability and NOT by the method of 6000 years...
    .....finger-wagging and preaching at folks to be better. The current attempted oligarchic putsch is immoral, but that won't stop it.
   .....Morality never stopped such putsches across those 60 centuries. What stops it is pragmatic realization that oligarchy-dominated societies are inevitably STUPID! Their record of statecraft sucks. (As Adam Smith and Gibbon and Tacitus and the American Founders pointed out.)
    ....It is called "human history" and we escaped the cycle only by empowering a vast middle with powers of reciprocal accountability, in markets, democracy, science etc.

Hence in order to restore feudalism, the oligarchs must first destroy those systems. Step one is accomplished, the complete destruction of politics in the U.S. as a pragmatic system by which a free people negotiate practical and mixed solutions to problems. Also convincing 40% of the population that science is an enemy. The takeover of markets is already underway.___

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2014-11-19 19:07:56 (92 comments, 8 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

My midweek posting continues appraising US politics. Why democratic voters poll as wanting negotiation and compromise while republican voters demand stiff, partisan purity, for example. And why was only one 2-term president since FDR followed by a member of his own party? The underlying reason may surprise you.  Plus more on "dynasty fatigue" ... and why we should all see a "memic chiropractor" - enabling our dogmatic heads to turn a bit...

...because freedom and a hopeful future have enemies in ALL directions. Even the one you happen to like.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/11/sea-change-or-swan-song-part-ii-deeper.html

My midweek posting continues appraising US politics. Why democratic voters poll as wanting negotiation and compromise while republican voters demand stiff, partisan purity, for example. And why was only one 2-term president since FDR followed by a member of his own party? The underlying reason may surprise you.  Plus more on "dynasty fatigue" ... and why we should all see a "memic chiropractor" - enabling our dogmatic heads to turn a bit...

...because freedom and a hopeful future have enemies in ALL directions. Even the one you happen to like.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/11/sea-change-or-swan-song-part-ii-deeper.html___

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2014-11-19 04:01:57 (5 comments, 11 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

Here’s a fascinating astronomy blog that takes on some big topics. This particular posting tells of antarctic lichens that seem to have adapted well to  Mars-like conditions.  It’s a superficial report, but amazing in its tentative implications.  

http://beyondearthlyskies.blogspot.com/2014/10/adaptation-of-antarctic-lichens-to.html

Here’s a fascinating astronomy blog that takes on some big topics. This particular posting tells of antarctic lichens that seem to have adapted well to  Mars-like conditions.  It’s a superficial report, but amazing in its tentative implications.  

http://beyondearthlyskies.blogspot.com/2014/10/adaptation-of-antarctic-lichens-to.html___

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2014-11-19 03:28:48 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

I'll be signing books at a San Diego area Barnes & Noble ,Friday November 21, 2014 6:00 PM, at  Santee Trolley Square, 9938 Mission Gorge Road, Santee, CA -

http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/4796108

I'll be signing books at a San Diego area Barnes & Noble ,Friday November 21, 2014 6:00 PM, at  Santee Trolley Square, 9938 Mission Gorge Road, Santee, CA -

http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/4796108___

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2014-11-18 23:57:42 (56 comments, 15 reshares, 90 +1s)Open 

Stunning NASA Visualization Reveals Secret Swirlings of Carbon Dioxide.  Results from  the Carbon Orbiter and other satellites that are finally up there and working, after more than a decade of GOP centered sabotage of the science that would finally pin it all down for us. (Now why would anyone want to do that? Who are the only people on the planet who benefit immensely from delays in energy efficiency?)

The smoking gun here is not any one scientific result. It is the absolute cult-refusal of dogmatic loonies to even sit down and negotiate the simplest, most obvious win-win precautions, just in case the smartest people in the world turn out actually to be smart, after all.

Men who are too stubborn-stupid to even conceive of the notion of positive sums... like the 2009 CAFE standards that - after 25 years of GOP blockage - abruptly saved American consumers tens of billions whilei... more »

Stunning NASA Visualization Reveals Secret Swirlings of Carbon Dioxide.  Results from  the Carbon Orbiter and other satellites that are finally up there and working, after more than a decade of GOP centered sabotage of the science that would finally pin it all down for us. (Now why would anyone want to do that? Who are the only people on the planet who benefit immensely from delays in energy efficiency?)

The smoking gun here is not any one scientific result. It is the absolute cult-refusal of dogmatic loonies to even sit down and negotiate the simplest, most obvious win-win precautions, just in case the smartest people in the world turn out actually to be smart, after all.

Men who are too stubborn-stupid to even conceive of the notion of positive sums... like the 2009 CAFE standards that - after 25 years of GOP blockage - abruptly saved American consumers tens of billions while improving cars immensely, stimulating increased corporate profits and ... oh... incidentally... reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

It is not their "skepticism" toward scientific consensus that is monstrous.  Indeed, Berkeley's Robert Muller showed how to do that properly, as a gadfly skeptic for years, but never moving the goal posts and -- when the data reached his preset standards -- said: "okay, now I'm satisfied."

No, what is monstrous is the denialist-cult's refusal to negotiate even partial, stopgap win-win measures. Or increased R&D. Or basic precautions.  It is amusing to see so many of them actually preen intellectual pretensions -- while parroting lines paid for by the only humans who benefit from delayed efficiency, who have hired the same whore, public relations firms that gave us "cars don't cause smog" and "tobacco is good for you."

http://on.natgeo.com/1uFk4br___

2014-11-18 18:56:09 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

My Asteroid has its closest approach to Earth today. Asteroid 5748 Davebrin passes within 1.256 AU for a summer that's actually pretty balmy and close.  So close that we may include it in efforts to access the fantastic riches out there.  May it be disassembled and turned into wonderful things! I just have one wish. To go out there in person and kiss my...

...oh, never mind. ;-) May you ALL get your own spacer rocks.  And each live for fifty more of its orbits.

http://astroscan.net/event/asteroid-5748-davebrin-closest-approach-to-earth-1-256-au/?instance_id=3585

My Asteroid has its closest approach to Earth today. Asteroid 5748 Davebrin passes within 1.256 AU for a summer that's actually pretty balmy and close.  So close that we may include it in efforts to access the fantastic riches out there.  May it be disassembled and turned into wonderful things! I just have one wish. To go out there in person and kiss my...

...oh, never mind. ;-) May you ALL get your own spacer rocks.  And each live for fifty more of its orbits.

http://astroscan.net/event/asteroid-5748-davebrin-closest-approach-to-earth-1-256-au/?instance_id=3585___

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2014-11-18 01:34:41 (66 comments, 20 reshares, 99 +1s)Open 

It is not about "skeptical-free minds posing questions that science should answer." That process continues, completely outside the denialist cult. No, this is about dogmatic cultists refusing even to negotiate... not even to discuss R&D efforts that would be economic win-wins. Arm-waving that ANY measures to improve energy efficiency  will mean "impoverishment" and "shivering in the dark," they ridicule even the possibility of "compromise" investments -- Things We Ought to be Doing Anyway (TWODA), just in case the scientists who actually know stuff turn out to be right, after all.

Read that several times. Can anyone defend such a reflexively stupid stance? Pushed by the exact same forces who proclaimed "cars don't cause smog" and "tobacco is good for you." Who on Earth benefits from continued energy inefficiency? That small... more »

It is not about "skeptical-free minds posing questions that science should answer." That process continues, completely outside the denialist cult. No, this is about dogmatic cultists refusing even to negotiate... not even to discuss R&D efforts that would be economic win-wins. Arm-waving that ANY measures to improve energy efficiency  will mean "impoverishment" and "shivering in the dark," they ridicule even the possibility of "compromise" investments -- Things We Ought to be Doing Anyway (TWODA), just in case the scientists who actually know stuff turn out to be right, after all.

Read that several times. Can anyone defend such a reflexively stupid stance? Pushed by the exact same forces who proclaimed "cars don't cause smog" and "tobacco is good for you." Who on Earth benefits from continued energy inefficiency? That small group happens to perfectly overlap with the funders of the cult.

Skepticism and questions? Sure. Berkeley's Robert Muller showed how to do that. It is how science works. Dogmatically refusing to negotiate ANY "just in case" measures that could increase efficiency and save consumers billions? (As the 2009 CAFE standards have done?) That is the litmus of deeply, deeply dumb cultists.  See a way to tell the two apart, here:

http://www.davidbrin.com/climatechange3.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/11/14/october-was-earths-warmest-month-on-record-as-ocean-temperatures-top-charts/___

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2014-11-17 23:04:22 (13 comments, 9 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

In radio terms, “Full-duplex” refers to the ability to transmit and receive signals simultaneously, as in cell-phone conversations. Till now it required a magnetic-based “recirculator” the size of your palm. Now an advance may let it be miniaturized, freeing bandwidth. 

http://www.kurzweilai.net/lighter-cheaper-radio-wave-device-could-double-the-useful-bandwidth-in-wireless-communications?utm_source=KurzweilAI+Weekly+Newsletter&utm_campaign=f07a19e6bd-UA-946742-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_147a5a48c1-f07a19e6bd-281972889

In radio terms, “Full-duplex” refers to the ability to transmit and receive signals simultaneously, as in cell-phone conversations. Till now it required a magnetic-based “recirculator” the size of your palm. Now an advance may let it be miniaturized, freeing bandwidth. 

http://www.kurzweilai.net/lighter-cheaper-radio-wave-device-could-double-the-useful-bandwidth-in-wireless-communications?utm_source=KurzweilAI+Weekly+Newsletter&utm_campaign=f07a19e6bd-UA-946742-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_147a5a48c1-f07a19e6bd-281972889___

2014-11-17 19:37:29 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

So cool! But it could give some stranger a heart attack!
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152376694138541

So cool! But it could give some stranger a heart attack!
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152376694138541___

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2014-11-17 06:10:42 (28 comments, 10 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

A probe will be sent to visit the Sun.  I am interested - of course - in any human effort to … er… sun-dive.  Only there is an interesting design twist here.  Solar Orbiter will have a titanium foil heat shield on the outside painted black, with a hint of charred animal bone.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/how-to/blog/why-this-sun-studying-spacecraft-is-made-from-animal-bones-17411014?click=pm_latest

A probe will be sent to visit the Sun.  I am interested - of course - in any human effort to … er… sun-dive.  Only there is an interesting design twist here.  Solar Orbiter will have a titanium foil heat shield on the outside painted black, with a hint of charred animal bone.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/how-to/blog/why-this-sun-studying-spacecraft-is-made-from-animal-bones-17411014?click=pm_latest___

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2014-11-17 00:39:48 (19 comments, 6 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

 The Philae lander is a huge success, of which all of humanity should be proud. And I say that not-only as a former Comet Guy but as a citizen of this solar system. Landing a bullet on a bullet. Wow.

But yes, there were significant flaws. The failure of the "harpoon" system to anchor the lander meant that it bounced away from the first-chosen landing site, eventually fetching up under a cliff that now shades its solar cells. Now that batteries are drained, the lander has gone silent -- after (according to ESA) accomplishing many or most of its scientific goals. We can only hope that the brief daily exposures to sunlight will recharge the batteries, so Philae can do more.

It's been asked, will Philae's sunlight exposure change as the comet approaches the sun?  First, the sunlight will grow stronger. Also, the comet's spin, while probably complicated, has a maina... more »

 The Philae lander is a huge success, of which all of humanity should be proud. And I say that not-only as a former Comet Guy but as a citizen of this solar system. Landing a bullet on a bullet. Wow.

But yes, there were significant flaws. The failure of the "harpoon" system to anchor the lander meant that it bounced away from the first-chosen landing site, eventually fetching up under a cliff that now shades its solar cells. Now that batteries are drained, the lander has gone silent -- after (according to ESA) accomplishing many or most of its scientific goals. We can only hope that the brief daily exposures to sunlight will recharge the batteries, so Philae can do more.

It's been asked, will Philae's sunlight exposure change as the comet approaches the sun?  First, the sunlight will grow stronger. Also, the comet's spin, while probably complicated, has a main axis and hence there are "seasons." For comets, "winter” usually means time spent in the the cooler outer solar system and "summer’ the brief sweep past the sun.  But there are also seasons the way Earth has them, with one rotational pole getting more... or less... exposure then the other.  This will happen, and Philae's site may get more sunshine.

Only that's a big, big problem. Because summer heats the volatile ices within the comet and under its dusty mantle layer.  In time, these releases become forceful! And it won't take much  upward pressure to push Philae out of her current perch.  Most likely completely off the core and into space. That is the biggest unfortunate consequence of the failure of the harpoon-anchor.

I still have hopes that the probe will measure this rising flow of gas and dust -- as modeled in my doctoral thesis "Three Models of Dust Layers on Cometary Nuclei."  Ideally, Philae will revive enough that they can try again with the harpoon, or the digging screw...

But all-told, a triumph for all of us and our bold civilization!  And if you did not feel a thrill, then you need to watch the last 5 minutes of this video. 
Indignation, addiction and hope -- does it help to be "mad as hell?": David Brin at TEDxUCSD___

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2014-11-16 19:37:16 (88 comments, 13 reshares, 87 +1s)Open 

My Sunday posting: I examine the U.S. mid-term elections, which purified and reinforced a clear geographic divide. Nearly all GOP "gains" were reclaiming democratic seats in deeply red states that swung away in 2008, in revulsion toward the Bush years. In 2016 the map advantage swings sharply the other way.
       Come examine this... and a dozen other aspects that media are not covering. In some cases, crucial factors are being overlooked almost entirely, by a "journalism" profession that is letting us down.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-us-election-sea-change-for-gop-or_16.html

My Sunday posting: I examine the U.S. mid-term elections, which purified and reinforced a clear geographic divide. Nearly all GOP "gains" were reclaiming democratic seats in deeply red states that swung away in 2008, in revulsion toward the Bush years. In 2016 the map advantage swings sharply the other way.
       Come examine this... and a dozen other aspects that media are not covering. In some cases, crucial factors are being overlooked almost entirely, by a "journalism" profession that is letting us down.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-us-election-sea-change-for-gop-or_16.html___

2014-11-16 04:50:46 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Given the results that have come in from the Rosetta Mission, I thought I'd offer you all a glimpse at my 1981 doctoral dissertation! It dealt with what happens when an icy slush of volatiles and grains gets heated from above. Naturally, some volatiles (e.g. water) sublimate and leave as high molecular velocities -- that get higher as the comet approaches the sun. Large dust grains may stay put but smaller ones get entrained into the escaping stream and become part of the Dust Tail. (Comets have two tails.)  This means a mantle or coating layer of the larger grains starts to build.  This will eventually be thick enough to shield the virgin material, slowing down the rate of sublimation.  Like a thermos coating. But the comet is heading sunward so the grains get hotter and a wave of heat penetrates inward, causing a delayed but large pulse of sublimation which will, here and there across the surface,ca... more »

Given the results that have come in from the Rosetta Mission, I thought I'd offer you all a glimpse at my 1981 doctoral dissertation! It dealt with what happens when an icy slush of volatiles and grains gets heated from above. Naturally, some volatiles (e.g. water) sublimate and leave as high molecular velocities -- that get higher as the comet approaches the sun. Large dust grains may stay put but smaller ones get entrained into the escaping stream and become part of the Dust Tail. (Comets have two tails.)  This means a mantle or coating layer of the larger grains starts to build.  This will eventually be thick enough to shield the virgin material, slowing down the rate of sublimation.  Like a thermos coating. But the comet is heading sunward so the grains get hotter and a wave of heat penetrates inward, causing a delayed but large pulse of sublimation which will, here and there across the surface, cause and explosive blow off of the covering mantle, resulting in a surge of heavier grains in the dust tail and venting off pressure from an area.  Some of the heavier grains then rain down elsewhere on the comet surface, causing some areas to build such big layers that they choke off, semi permanently.  When this happens everywhere, the comet goes dormant and seems an asteroid.

Note that this comet is not a virgin but has gone through many perihelion brushes with the sun, so it's been baked some times.  

At least superficially, it looks like I shoulda stayed in comet studies.  I was on a roll! Could have evaded the sci fi rat race....

http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1980ApJ...237..265B___

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2014-11-15 04:58:25 (31 comments, 16 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

A very interesting exploration by Keith Henson of the economics and practical aspects of   lifting to GEO a solar power satellite system whose first use would be to laser heat the exhaust of Skylon lifters taking yet more solar power systems to GEO.  A bootstrap method that could (in theory) soon result in vast amounts of clean energy coming to us from the sun... via our collectors in space.

Some portions of this method have received preliminary seed grants from us at NASA NIAC. But many other sources  will have to solve many puzzles along the way.

http://theenergycollective.com/keith-henson/362181/dollar-gallon-gasoline

A very interesting exploration by Keith Henson of the economics and practical aspects of   lifting to GEO a solar power satellite system whose first use would be to laser heat the exhaust of Skylon lifters taking yet more solar power systems to GEO.  A bootstrap method that could (in theory) soon result in vast amounts of clean energy coming to us from the sun... via our collectors in space.

Some portions of this method have received preliminary seed grants from us at NASA NIAC. But many other sources  will have to solve many puzzles along the way.

http://theenergycollective.com/keith-henson/362181/dollar-gallon-gasoline___

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2014-11-15 02:47:33 (10 comments, 16 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

I consulted for ASCENSION, SyFy's new miniseries about an Orion-style colony-escape vessel launched toward the stars in 1963. I cannot predict or vouch for the final result, yet. But the concepts are excellent and the vibe is simply exquisite.  See a writeup here... plus a cool trailer... plus my own video short about it all.

Well, in fact, they seem to have edited a real whiz-bang intro out of my comments on the show. Enjoy!

Ascension debuts in 6 episodes over three nights, starting December 15.

http://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/scifi/scifi-author-david-brin-explains-real-science-syfys-ascension.html

I consulted for ASCENSION, SyFy's new miniseries about an Orion-style colony-escape vessel launched toward the stars in 1963. I cannot predict or vouch for the final result, yet. But the concepts are excellent and the vibe is simply exquisite.  See a writeup here... plus a cool trailer... plus my own video short about it all.

Well, in fact, they seem to have edited a real whiz-bang intro out of my comments on the show. Enjoy!

Ascension debuts in 6 episodes over three nights, starting December 15.

http://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/scifi/scifi-author-david-brin-explains-real-science-syfys-ascension.html___

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2014-11-15 02:24:19 (28 comments, 4 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

I've joined Ello... the no-advertizing, bare-bones social-media site, in order to check it out.  Something has got to give, since most "social media" appear almost deliberately set up to lobotomize.  We'll see....

https://ello.co/davidbrin

I've joined Ello... the no-advertizing, bare-bones social-media site, in order to check it out.  Something has got to give, since most "social media" appear almost deliberately set up to lobotomize.  We'll see....

https://ello.co/davidbrin___

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2014-11-15 00:56:43 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

My Friday posting is a science roundup... leaving out comets! We start with INTELLIGENCE - both artificial and human-enhanced, then look into whether "supercentenarians" age 110+ have special genes... then more on uplift! And lifespans and twisted physics! And printable solar panels and more!

We are amazing. We are apprentices in the workshop of Creation. And we belong in here.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/11/is-this-intelligence-and-more-science.html

My Friday posting is a science roundup... leaving out comets! We start with INTELLIGENCE - both artificial and human-enhanced, then look into whether "supercentenarians" age 110+ have special genes... then more on uplift! And lifespans and twisted physics! And printable solar panels and more!

We are amazing. We are apprentices in the workshop of Creation. And we belong in here.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/11/is-this-intelligence-and-more-science.html___

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2014-11-15 00:01:14 (18 comments, 6 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

As war drones improve, disturbing questions arise. As John Markoff says in the NYTimes: “Britain’s “fire and forget” Brimstone missiles, for example, can distinguish among tanks and cars and buses without human assistance, and can hunt targets in a predesignated region without oversight. The Brimstones also communicate with one another, sharing their targets.”

The US Defense Dept actually takes these issues seriously: “In a directive published in 2012, the Pentagon drew a line between semiautonomous weapons, whose targets are chosen by a human operator, and fully autonomous weapons that can hunt and engage targets without intervention.   ...   Weapons of the future, the directive said, must be “designed to allow commanders and operators to exercise appropriate levels of human judgment over the use of force.”
http://www.nytime... more »

As war drones improve, disturbing questions arise. As John Markoff says in the NYTimes: “Britain’s “fire and forget” Brimstone missiles, for example, can distinguish among tanks and cars and buses without human assistance, and can hunt targets in a predesignated region without oversight. The Brimstones also communicate with one another, sharing their targets.”

The US Defense Dept actually takes these issues seriously: “In a directive published in 2012, the Pentagon drew a line between semiautonomous weapons, whose targets are chosen by a human operator, and fully autonomous weapons that can hunt and engage targets without intervention.   ...   Weapons of the future, the directive said, must be “designed to allow commanders and operators to exercise appropriate levels of human judgment over the use of force.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/12/science/weapons-directed-by-robots-not-humans-raise-ethical-questions.html?_r=0___

2014-11-14 21:38:56 (20 comments, 1 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

The U.S. Federal Reserve unveiled a final rule on Wednesday designed to prevent large financial firms from becoming so big that their failure could shake the core of the U.S. financial market. The final rule, required by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law, prohibits banks and certain large financial firms from acquiring another company if that merger would cause their liabilities to exceed 10 percent of the total consolidated liabilities for all financial firms."

http://www.newsweek.com/final-rule-fed-issues-regulation-stop-too-big-fail-282485

Oregon legalized pot and California de-felonized drug possession, proving that any libertarian who votes Republican is a flaming hypocrite, especially since dems also are the ones who deregulate excess government. (Yes, you heard that right.)

In fact, by outcomes, there is no question: California keeps doing better and... more »

The U.S. Federal Reserve unveiled a final rule on Wednesday designed to prevent large financial firms from becoming so big that their failure could shake the core of the U.S. financial market. The final rule, required by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law, prohibits banks and certain large financial firms from acquiring another company if that merger would cause their liabilities to exceed 10 percent of the total consolidated liabilities for all financial firms."

http://www.newsweek.com/final-rule-fed-issues-regulation-stop-too-big-fail-282485

Oregon legalized pot and California de-felonized drug possession, proving that any libertarian who votes Republican is a flaming hypocrite, especially since dems also are the ones who deregulate excess government. (Yes, you heard that right.)

In fact, by outcomes, there is no question: California keeps doing better and better and better under the governor we just re-elected by staggering majority. And I don't care that he's in his seventies.
Jerry Brown in 2016!

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-California/2014/10/29/Politico-Pushes-Jerry-Brown-as-Dem-Bright-Spot-Positions-for-2016-Run___

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2014-11-13 19:15:40 (35 comments, 5 reshares, 110 +1s)Open 

Re Interstellar... don't get me wrong... I still have both scientific and storytelling critical faculties. There are serious nits to pick, and I have a list.  Indeed, there are one or two that might be serious enough to ask Mr. Nolan to insert 30 seconds into a director's cut (moral implications).  But I am determined to wait a week, to let the initial glow settle....  I am simply way too happy with 4.9 stars. And knowing Mr. Nolan can continue to do whatever he wants to do.

We need stories about confident daring and belief in ourselves.

Re Interstellar... don't get me wrong... I still have both scientific and storytelling critical faculties. There are serious nits to pick, and I have a list.  Indeed, there are one or two that might be serious enough to ask Mr. Nolan to insert 30 seconds into a director's cut (moral implications).  But I am determined to wait a week, to let the initial glow settle....  I am simply way too happy with 4.9 stars. And knowing Mr. Nolan can continue to do whatever he wants to do.

We need stories about confident daring and belief in ourselves.___

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2014-11-13 05:37:42 (67 comments, 36 reshares, 468 +1s)Open 

Just saw INTERSTELLAR in an IMAX theater.  It was worth it. I could concoct a hundred quibbles.  Maybe I will, someday.  But it is the best movie I have seen in this century.

Just saw INTERSTELLAR in an IMAX theater.  It was worth it. I could concoct a hundred quibbles.  Maybe I will, someday.  But it is the best movie I have seen in this century.___

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2014-11-12 16:21:57 (29 comments, 21 reshares, 221 +1s)Open 

Woo-hoo! Philae is on the comet!  Via the NASA Channel, watching events at the ESA control center in Darmstadt, I see big smiles as telemetry confirms that humanity's little lander has made it. Big smiles here in California too... at least from this "comet maven" in California. 

Now on to wonderful science.

See the Science SCI Channel of course. Or:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/11222612/Rosetta-comet-landing-live.html

And for those of you who are shrugging right now, yawning and eager to return to the stylish, angry, depression of our time, you would do well to watch this and snap out of it!  Go to a window and shout how proud you are.

Indignation, addiction and hope -- does it help to be "mad as hell?": David Brin at TEDxUCSD

Woo-hoo! Philae is on the comet!  Via the NASA Channel, watching events at the ESA control center in Darmstadt, I see big smiles as telemetry confirms that humanity's little lander has made it. Big smiles here in California too... at least from this "comet maven" in California. 

Now on to wonderful science.

See the Science SCI Channel of course. Or:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/11222612/Rosetta-comet-landing-live.html

And for those of you who are shrugging right now, yawning and eager to return to the stylish, angry, depression of our time, you would do well to watch this and snap out of it!  Go to a window and shout how proud you are.

Indignation, addiction and hope -- does it help to be "mad as hell?": David Brin at TEDxUCSD___

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2014-11-12 05:25:46 (27 comments, 17 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 

Wow, unpleasant to contemplate: “The global debris layer created by the end-Cretaceous impact at Chicxulub contained enough soot to indicate that the entire terrestrial biosphere had burned. Preliminary modeling showed that the reentry of ejecta would have caused a global infrared (IR) pulse sufficient to ignite global fires within a few hours of the Chicxulub impact. This heat pulse and subsequent fires explain the terrestrial survival patterns in the earliest Paleocene, because all the surviving species were plausibly able to take shelter from heat and fire underground or in water.”  
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jgrg.20018/abstract

Wow, unpleasant to contemplate: “The global debris layer created by the end-Cretaceous impact at Chicxulub contained enough soot to indicate that the entire terrestrial biosphere had burned. Preliminary modeling showed that the reentry of ejecta would have caused a global infrared (IR) pulse sufficient to ignite global fires within a few hours of the Chicxulub impact. This heat pulse and subsequent fires explain the terrestrial survival patterns in the earliest Paleocene, because all the surviving species were plausibly able to take shelter from heat and fire underground or in water.”  
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jgrg.20018/abstract___

2014-11-12 04:54:00 (83 comments, 3 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

I reiterate.  I have no beef against Hillary Clinton and think her husband did a good job and so, probably would she.  But seriously?  Are we ACTUALLY heading toward another Clinton-Bush contest?  Is anyone aware how awful that makes us look?

Please help me find an urban-guerrilla-satired-performace-art-coop that wants to do a piece that would save us from dynasties!  The piece could be as influential and viral as the "This land is my land" number that Jib-Jab did on Kerry and Bush in 2004.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/03/do-we-want-political-dynasties.html

I reiterate.  I have no beef against Hillary Clinton and think her husband did a good job and so, probably would she.  But seriously?  Are we ACTUALLY heading toward another Clinton-Bush contest?  Is anyone aware how awful that makes us look?

Please help me find an urban-guerrilla-satired-performace-art-coop that wants to do a piece that would save us from dynasties!  The piece could be as influential and viral as the "This land is my land" number that Jib-Jab did on Kerry and Bush in 2004.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/03/do-we-want-political-dynasties.html___

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2014-11-12 01:37:53 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

My mid-week posting is a compilation of questions that I have answered on QUORA, the only open-query site.  Ranging from religion to physics to history to sci fi and prediction!  Can Elon send a million people to Mars? Which historical figure that folks don't know about did the most harm?  What stops scientific progress? And much more!

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/11/queries-on-quora-and-track-comet-landing.html

My mid-week posting is a compilation of questions that I have answered on QUORA, the only open-query site.  Ranging from religion to physics to history to sci fi and prediction!  Can Elon send a million people to Mars? Which historical figure that folks don't know about did the most harm?  What stops scientific progress? And much more!

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/11/queries-on-quora-and-track-comet-landing.html___

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2014-11-11 23:25:04 (6 comments, 17 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday night, two major decision points will be reached in the Rosetta mission’s attempt to put the Philae lander onto the surface of a comet.  Be sure to follow this epic event! Which will conclude on Wednesday around 11 am Eastern time (they hope.)

There will be coverage on SCI the science channel.  Yay ESA and yay us.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/11/11/watch-the-historic-rosetta-comet-landing-live-starting-now/

Between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday night, two major decision points will be reached in the Rosetta mission’s attempt to put the Philae lander onto the surface of a comet.  Be sure to follow this epic event! Which will conclude on Wednesday around 11 am Eastern time (they hope.)

There will be coverage on SCI the science channel.  Yay ESA and yay us.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/11/11/watch-the-historic-rosetta-comet-landing-live-starting-now/___

2014-11-11 22:55:20 (21 comments, 4 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 

David Gerrold said it so well, today: "My gratitude, my admiration, and my incredible respect for every man and woman who has devoted time and energy in the service of this nation. May the rest of us remember that the true support of our veterans requires that we take care of them in every way possible, because they have taken care of us."

David Gerrold said it so well, today: "My gratitude, my admiration, and my incredible respect for every man and woman who has devoted time and energy in the service of this nation. May the rest of us remember that the true support of our veterans requires that we take care of them in every way possible, because they have taken care of us."___

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2014-11-11 18:54:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

San Diego area innovators.  Here is an event where I’ll share the stage with two of the smartest people I know — Roger Bingham and Erik Viirre — to discuss creativity.  November 12 (5pm) at the Sanford Center.  “You are an innovator looking for inspiration.  The creative, imaginative, and unexpected intrigue you. You are curious to be in the know about the companies in our region that are spearheading commercial developments that were born from the Sci-Fi world, NASA research, and neuroscience exploration.The ability to identify the dots that will be connected 20 years from now is at the top of your list.  You want to make a black swan  moment happen. THIS is the time and the place!”

Hosted by the MIT Enterprise forum.
http://app.greenrope.com/v.pl?b100e5bfa563fd4ee47c87b5b4667e71dd64ba0af85eb93c

San Diego area innovators.  Here is an event where I’ll share the stage with two of the smartest people I know — Roger Bingham and Erik Viirre — to discuss creativity.  November 12 (5pm) at the Sanford Center.  “You are an innovator looking for inspiration.  The creative, imaginative, and unexpected intrigue you. You are curious to be in the know about the companies in our region that are spearheading commercial developments that were born from the Sci-Fi world, NASA research, and neuroscience exploration.The ability to identify the dots that will be connected 20 years from now is at the top of your list.  You want to make a black swan  moment happen. THIS is the time and the place!”

Hosted by the MIT Enterprise forum.
http://app.greenrope.com/v.pl?b100e5bfa563fd4ee47c87b5b4667e71dd64ba0af85eb93c___

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2014-11-11 18:15:04 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

An anthology of French SF, Dreaming 2074, has been released November the 3rd both in French and English (translated by Sheryl Curtis). A free e-version … it was a project of the French luxury industry that decided to explore what the year 2074 could be, and to imagine a possible common utopia.
Qu’est-ce que cela se produit ?  OPTIMISTIC French science fiction?  I can’t wait to see this.  See? I predicted a major shift in 2014!

Download at: http://www.dreaming2074.com/?_ga=1.63077871.1779208177.1415173961  or on Amazon, etc. (http://www.amazon.fr/Dreaming-2074-Created-collective-Colbert-ebook/dp/B00P7RHDY2/)

An anthology of French SF, Dreaming 2074, has been released November the 3rd both in French and English (translated by Sheryl Curtis). A free e-version … it was a project of the French luxury industry that decided to explore what the year 2074 could be, and to imagine a possible common utopia.
Qu’est-ce que cela se produit ?  OPTIMISTIC French science fiction?  I can’t wait to see this.  See? I predicted a major shift in 2014!

Download at: http://www.dreaming2074.com/?_ga=1.63077871.1779208177.1415173961  or on Amazon, etc. (http://www.amazon.fr/Dreaming-2074-Created-collective-Colbert-ebook/dp/B00P7RHDY2/)___

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2014-11-11 07:07:31 (64 comments, 4 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Woof.  We just watched (at home) two utter-lemon-turkey flicks that I'm glad cost next to nothing to see (and I worked on my laptop, too.)  "A million ways to die in the west" had a great cast and premise and should have been funny.  Instead it was tedious, pretentious and then utterly yawnworthy. But "Transformers: Age of Extinction," was a new low.  True, the other editions in the series were stunningly low-brow. But they had real charm and the effects were new, at the time. This 2 and 1/2 hour droning, incoherent mishmash of insipid characters and dullard motives made no effort even to maintain consistency with the others. Yes, this is a sub-genre where one's expectations are low. But it could not even excite the 8 year old boy in me.

"Snowpiercer" likewise, has a cult following... and it was dreadful in every single scene.  The director is a man ofgenu... more »

Woof.  We just watched (at home) two utter-lemon-turkey flicks that I'm glad cost next to nothing to see (and I worked on my laptop, too.)  "A million ways to die in the west" had a great cast and premise and should have been funny.  Instead it was tedious, pretentious and then utterly yawnworthy. But "Transformers: Age of Extinction," was a new low.  True, the other editions in the series were stunningly low-brow. But they had real charm and the effects were new, at the time. This 2 and 1/2 hour droning, incoherent mishmash of insipid characters and dullard motives made no effort even to maintain consistency with the others. Yes, this is a sub-genre where one's expectations are low. But it could not even excite the 8 year old boy in me.

"Snowpiercer" likewise, has a cult following... and it was dreadful in every single scene.  The director is a man of genuine talent and his message about the class system might have been original... in Dickens's day.  For our time... even a hint of subtlety , please?

How I am hoping against hope the Interstellar won't disappoint.  We see it in IMAX on Wednesday.  Please Mr. Nolan.  You are our hope.___

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2014-11-11 04:18:33 (38 comments, 58 reshares, 189 +1s)Open 

The exciting rumor? HBO and Warner Bros. TV are teaming to produce a series based on Isaac Asimov's “Foundation” trilogy that will be written and produced by “Interstellar” writer Jonathan Nolan. As one of the authors of the Foundation universe — having tied up Isaac’s loose ends in Foundation's Triumph — I am very excited. Especially given the intelligence and thoughtfulness of the Nolan Brothers.

http://www.thewrap.com/interstellars-jonah-nolan-developing-foundation-series-for-hbo-wbtv-exclusive/

The exciting rumor? HBO and Warner Bros. TV are teaming to produce a series based on Isaac Asimov's “Foundation” trilogy that will be written and produced by “Interstellar” writer Jonathan Nolan. As one of the authors of the Foundation universe — having tied up Isaac’s loose ends in Foundation's Triumph — I am very excited. Especially given the intelligence and thoughtfulness of the Nolan Brothers.

http://www.thewrap.com/interstellars-jonah-nolan-developing-foundation-series-for-hbo-wbtv-exclusive/___

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2014-11-10 20:52:43 (36 comments, 40 reshares, 95 +1s)Open 

The New Age Bullshit Generator randomly generates hilariously plausible, touchy-feely psychotech-quantum babble!  Farm-out man! Right-arm!
http://sebpearce.com/bullshit/

For a more compact version of this much-deserved satire, see: http://www.wisdomofchopra.com/

But I recommend delving into the intellectual grand-daddy of New Age/postmodernist satirical debunkery, the "Sokal Hoax." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sokal_affair

Let us never forget, bullshit thrives near all fanaticisms. And although the biggest threat right now to our rational enlightenment is the "bullshit mountain" of the Fox'd right, there is definitely a far wing of the other side that wallows in insipid fantasy. If you cannot turn your head and acknowledge this, then you have Fused Political Spine Disease and you are part of the problem, not the solution.

Get an... more »

The New Age Bullshit Generator randomly generates hilariously plausible, touchy-feely psychotech-quantum babble!  Farm-out man! Right-arm!
http://sebpearce.com/bullshit/

For a more compact version of this much-deserved satire, see: http://www.wisdomofchopra.com/

But I recommend delving into the intellectual grand-daddy of New Age/postmodernist satirical debunkery, the "Sokal Hoax." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sokal_affair

Let us never forget, bullshit thrives near all fanaticisms. And although the biggest threat right now to our rational enlightenment is the "bullshit mountain" of the Fox'd right, there is definitely a far wing of the other side that wallows in insipid fantasy. If you cannot turn your head and acknowledge this, then you have Fused Political Spine Disease and you are part of the problem, not the solution.

Get an ideological chiropractor.  Re learn how to turn your head and see that dangers in all directions.___

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2014-11-10 07:14:36 (48 comments, 19 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

This list of "52 common misconceptions" is useful and fun... but I do know that the left-right brain "debunking" is very misleading.  It is more false than true.

http://io9.com/52-of-the-worlds-most-widespread-myths-and-misconceptio-1656550980

This list of "52 common misconceptions" is useful and fun... but I do know that the left-right brain "debunking" is very misleading.  It is more false than true.

http://io9.com/52-of-the-worlds-most-widespread-myths-and-misconceptio-1656550980___

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2014-11-09 23:05:37 (101 comments, 24 reshares, 113 +1s)Open 

While the vast majority of scientists in climate, atmospheres and weather agree on the essentials of human induced climate change, there are some areas where intense argument and discussion rage.  Such as whether the steady and dramatic arctic warming trends (leading the US Navy to plan how to counter 12 new navigable ports being built by the Russian Navy) might reach a "tipping point," releasing megatonnes of methane from both permafrost and undersea hydrate ices.  If that happened, the burst of greenhouse gas would make Al Gore look like a polyanna.  But can it happen?

Well, it will have to be investigated by Europeans and Asians, because Legislatures in the US, Canada and Australia have been deliberately sabotaging the research we need, in order to settle these matters.  There is no greater treason to humanity, of course.  And if the worst does happen, there won't be a humanbein... more »

While the vast majority of scientists in climate, atmospheres and weather agree on the essentials of human induced climate change, there are some areas where intense argument and discussion rage.  Such as whether the steady and dramatic arctic warming trends (leading the US Navy to plan how to counter 12 new navigable ports being built by the Russian Navy) might reach a "tipping point," releasing megatonnes of methane from both permafrost and undersea hydrate ices.  If that happened, the burst of greenhouse gas would make Al Gore look like a polyanna.  But can it happen?

Well, it will have to be investigated by Europeans and Asians, because Legislatures in the US, Canada and Australia have been deliberately sabotaging the research we need, in order to settle these matters.  There is no greater treason to humanity, of course.  And if the worst does happen, there won't be a human being on Earth who will admit to ever having been a republican.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2013/aug/05/7-facts-need-to-know-arctic-methane-time-bomb?CMP=share_btn_tw___

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2014-11-09 22:18:59 (45 comments, 2 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Oh please, please please run, Jeb. By appearances, you seem the least loathsome of your wretched clan, whose terms in office featured exactly ZERO improvements in even one unambiguously attributable metric of US national health.  The first and second time that happened, ever in US history. (Indeed, nearly all such metrics plummeted across the spans of both Bush Administrations... a correlation so perfect that it tempts one to imagine it had to be deliberate.

And why not?  The Bushes are so intimately tied to one of the Middle Eastern royal families that W said "Uncle (Prince) Bandaar just about raised me."  (That family also co-owns Fox.)

So yes, by all means Jeb, run! If the Confederacy succeeds in imposing another Bush rule over the United States, then we in the loyal, Blue half will deserve what we get. And our nation's 200 year Civil War will be over, for good.... more »

Oh please, please please run, Jeb. By appearances, you seem the least loathsome of your wretched clan, whose terms in office featured exactly ZERO improvements in even one unambiguously attributable metric of US national health.  The first and second time that happened, ever in US history. (Indeed, nearly all such metrics plummeted across the spans of both Bush Administrations... a correlation so perfect that it tempts one to imagine it had to be deliberate.

And why not?  The Bushes are so intimately tied to one of the Middle Eastern royal families that W said "Uncle (Prince) Bandaar just about raised me."  (That family also co-owns Fox.)

So yes, by all means Jeb, run! If the Confederacy succeeds in imposing another Bush rule over the United States, then we in the loyal, Blue half will deserve what we get. And our nation's 200 year Civil War will be over, for good.

PS I am still looking for a guerrilla performance art coop who might do a piece of political humor that would far out-do Jib-Jab's famous 2004 "This Land" sketch. It might even put the kibosh on this "dynasty" thing, once and for all.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder/2014/1109/George-W.-Bush-weighs-in-on-brother-Jeb-s-political-future.-Dynasty-anyone___

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