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2015-08-27 08:06:11 (61 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

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2015-08-16 11:07:46 (24 comments, 9 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

I have never seen this map and have studied my entire life. SHare this amazing information #NativeHistory #BeforeAmerica

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2015-08-20 11:21:09 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

#politics

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2015-08-27 08:42:57 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

I may give this a go.

I may give this a go.___

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2015-08-27 08:06:11 (61 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Please put your self justifying, cherry picking excuses and diversionary arguments in the comments section provided.
Remember guns don't kill people —but they sure help.

___Please put your self justifying, cherry picking excuses and diversionary arguments in the comments section provided.
Remember guns don't kill people —but they sure help.

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2015-08-25 22:46:02 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Good introduction to Angular 2.0

Converting my existing Angular 1.0 projects does not look like it's going to be easy, however.

The syntax looks a bit like Polymer.

Good introduction to Angular 2.0

Converting my existing Angular 1.0 projects does not look like it's going to be easy, however.

The syntax looks a bit like Polymer.___

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2015-08-25 09:59:17 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

"Casy looked up quickly, "Million acres? What in the worl' can he do with a million acres?"

"I dunno. He jus' got it. Runs a few cattle. Got guards ever'place to keep folks out. Rides aroun' in a bullet-proof car. I seen pitchers of him. Fat, sof' fella with little mean eyes an' a mouth like a ass-hole. Scairt he's gonna die. Got a million acres an' scairt of dyin'."

— John Steinbeck, Grapes of Wrath

Via +Holland Rhodes​

http://trumphole.tumblr.com/

"Casy looked up quickly, "Million acres? What in the worl' can he do with a million acres?"

"I dunno. He jus' got it. Runs a few cattle. Got guards ever'place to keep folks out. Rides aroun' in a bullet-proof car. I seen pitchers of him. Fat, sof' fella with little mean eyes an' a mouth like a ass-hole. Scairt he's gonna die. Got a million acres an' scairt of dyin'."

— John Steinbeck, Grapes of Wrath

Via +Holland Rhodes​

http://trumphole.tumblr.com/___

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2015-08-24 23:35:00 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Gee, that's a toughy.

Yeah, they pretty much answered their own inane question. One makes me think of brie on a Ritz. The other makes me think of owning humans and treating them like animals.___Gee, that's a toughy.

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2015-08-24 23:24:46 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Must read for iOS users. 

Must read for iOS users. ___

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2015-08-24 23:02:31 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

While reading +David Megginson​​​​​​​​​​​​'s updated Wikipedia entry for the famous (and famously undrinkable) Caffe Americano, I noticed there's an effort afoot by some New Zealanders to claim that the Australian Flat White was actually invented over there.

Bitches, **please! That kind of cultural appropriation might have worked for you when you stole the Chinese gooseberry and renamed it the Kiwifruit however you are not getting away with it this time. The Flat White originated in the immigrant Italian cafes of Melbourne and Sydney in an era when most New Zealanders (and indeed most Australians) were still drinking tea and filter coffee.

Truth be told, the Flat White is scarcely worthy of its own name. It's really just a cafe latte served in a cup with a bit too much froth and yet not quite enough to call it acappuccino. It's ba... more »

While reading +David Megginson​​​​​​​​​​​​'s updated Wikipedia entry for the famous (and famously undrinkable) Caffe Americano, I noticed there's an effort afoot by some New Zealanders to claim that the Australian Flat White was actually invented over there.

Bitches, **please! That kind of cultural appropriation might have worked for you when you stole the Chinese gooseberry and renamed it the Kiwifruit however you are not getting away with it this time. The Flat White originated in the immigrant Italian cafes of Melbourne and Sydney in an era when most New Zealanders (and indeed most Australians) were still drinking tea and filter coffee.

Truth be told, the Flat White is scarcely worthy of its own name. It's really just a cafe latte served in a cup with a bit too much froth and yet not quite enough to call it a cappuccino. It's basically a cappuccino that didn't quite turn out right.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_white
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiwifruit
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caff%C3%A8_Americano#Origin___

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2015-08-24 10:17:49 (12 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

A monkey choosing stocks by throwing fruit would perform better.

Trump isn't even a competent investor:

"Trump’s net worth has grown about 300% to an estimated $4 billion since 1987, according to a report by the Associated Press. But the real estate mogul would have made even more money if he had just invested in index funds. The AP says that, if Trump had invested in an index fund in 1988, his net worth would be as much as $13 billion. [...] Other billionaires’ net worths have beaten the stock market’s growth in that time. Bill Gates, for example, saw his grow increase 7,173% since 1988 to $80 billion. Warren Buffet’s wealth grew 2,612% in the same time period, to $67.8 billion."___A monkey choosing stocks by throwing fruit would perform better.

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2015-08-23 23:14:46 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Style

This guy drives around Tehran in a red high heeled shoe shaped car. You can call him & he comes and waxes your shoes.
https://t.co/Zoy99w8ZrM___Style

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2015-08-23 23:06:33 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Australia was mostly settled after this period so our decidedly non-upper class accent was not rhotic. Despite having a large (and largely involuntary) Irish immigration I think the main influence on our accent comes from 19th century London. I remember when people, especially older Australians used to routinely drop the letter "h" from the start of words in the Cockney manner. That doesn't happen much any more.

Anyway, to an Australian ear, many American accents sounds a bit www.talklikeapirate.com

Why Do Americans and Brits Have Different Accents? ... something new to me, SO we Americans actually speak the Queen's English while you Brits speak differently, eh? ... " In 1776, whether you were declaring America independent from the crown or swearing your loyalty to King George III, your pronunciation would have been much the same. At that time, American and British accents hadn't yet diverged. What's surprising, though, is that Hollywood costume dramas get it all wrong: The Patriots and the Redcoats spoke with accents that were much closer to the contemporary American accent than to the Queen's English.

It is the standard British accent that has drastically changed in the past two centuries, while the typical American accent has changed only subtly.

Traditional English, whether spoken in the British Isles or the American colonies, was largely "rhotic." Rhotic speakers pronounce the "R" sound in such words as "hard" and "winter," while non-rhotic speakers do not. Today, however, non-rhotic speech is common throughout most of Britain. For example, most modern Brits would tell you it's been a "hahd wintuh."

It was around the time of the American Revolution that non-rhotic speech came into use among the upper class in southern England, in and around London. According to John Algeo in "The Cambridge History of the English Language" (Cambridge University Press, 2001), this shift occurred because people of low birth rank who had become wealthy during the Industrial Revolution were seeking ways to distinguish themselves from other commoners; they cultivated the prestigious non-rhotic pronunciation in order to demonstrate their new upper-class status.

"London pronunciation became the prerogative of a new breed of specialists — orthoepists and teachers of elocution. The orthoepists decided upon correct pronunciations, compiled pronouncing dictionaries and, in private and expensive tutoring sessions, drilled enterprising citizens in fashionable articulation," Algeo wrote.

The lofty manner of speech developed by these specialists gradually became standardized — it is officially called "Received Pronunciation" — and it spread across Britain. However, people in the north of England, Scotland and Ireland have largely maintained their traditional rhotic accents.

Most American accents have also remained rhotic, with some exceptions: New York and Boston accents have become non-rhotic. According to Algeo, after the Revolutionary War, these cities were "under the strongest influence by the British elite." ..."

http://www.livescience.com/33652-americans-brits-accents.html___Australia was mostly settled after this period so our decidedly non-upper class accent was not rhotic. Despite having a large (and largely involuntary) Irish immigration I think the main influence on our accent comes from 19th century London. I remember when people, especially older Australians used to routinely drop the letter "h" from the start of words in the Cockney manner. That doesn't happen much any more.

Anyway, to an Australian ear, many American accents sounds a bit www.talklikeapirate.com

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2015-08-23 14:42:33 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

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2015-08-23 09:52:01 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

No secret is safe.

___No secret is safe.

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2015-08-23 09:42:24 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Via +Dan Demonic​

#auspol___Via +Dan Demonic​

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2015-08-23 04:24:51 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

This clapped out copper wire system is already costing slightly more than the original fibre system. Cost blowouts keep pushing this price up and up. The Coalition original proposed that it's hybrid cock up would cost half as much as a proper network. Meanwhile the FCC in the US has redefined "broadband" to mean speeds above anything our NBN will ever be able to provide.

This clapped out copper wire system is already costing slightly more than the original fibre system. Cost blowouts keep pushing this price up and up. The Coalition original proposed that it's hybrid cock up would cost half as much as a proper network. Meanwhile the FCC in the US has redefined "broadband" to mean speeds above anything our NBN will ever be able to provide.___

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2015-08-23 02:27:06 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

And here I was thinking that global warming had stopped in 1995. Maybe I was misinformed?
July 2015 Global Climate Report
The combined globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for July 2015 was the highest for any month since record keeping began in 1880. The first seven months of the year (January–July) were also record warm for the globe.
https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/news/july-2015-global-climate-report

And here I was thinking that global warming had stopped in 1995. Maybe I was misinformed?
July 2015 Global Climate Report
The combined globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for July 2015 was the highest for any month since record keeping began in 1880. The first seven months of the year (January–July) were also record warm for the globe.
https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/news/july-2015-global-climate-report___

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2015-08-23 01:34:26 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Fascist demagogues are often portrayed as buffoons and even after they get into power. The mass graves usually take some of the fun out of it though.

This article interests me most for what it misses. 

The body of this article -- which is well-written and worth reading, if you care about the subject -- is about how it's suddenly become evident that Trump's loudly touted and not particularly covert brand of racism, isolationism, and xenophobia isn't just harmless and funny, after two of his followers beat a homeless man into the hospital for being Latino and then praised Trump's speeches while they were being arrested. 

But the interesting thing they miss is hidden in plain sight, right in the headline. For Trump to have stopped being funny, he had to have been funny in the first place. And that joke only ever worked for people with a certain kind of privilege.

Donald Trump has never been subtle about his views. While his hair and his general egomania may be clownish, he was always showing these things off while preaching about how we need to crack down on Latinos, Blacks, immigrants, the Chinese, whoever he's on about on any particular day. He was doing this while calling for mass deportations of tens of millions of people, closing borders, engaging in ludicrously heavy-handed "negotiations" with other countries, and so on. And this has been working: Trump's popularity is because there are people who wonder, "well, why not?" and there is someone out there advocating solutions which sound (a) simple, (b) brutal, and (c) based on beating up people whom they don't see as part of their own society, from whom they can simply "take back" their power. (Although, as these other groups never actually had any such power, what's really meant here is "take")

It is only possible to see that as a joke if you have never had a reason to fear ethnic violence. But the US has just as long and bloody a history of ethnic violence as it has a history. Nothing Trump is suggesting is new; you could have heard it 150 years ago from the Know-Nothing Party, or 100 years ago from the more political branches of the Klan, or 50 years ago from the John Birch Society, each with their own variants.

Nor is it a coincidence that Trump is having these successes in the midst of Black Lives Matter, or in the aftermath of GamerGate; there are powerful movements afoot in our society where groups that were previously excluded are demanding their fair share of the floor, and powerful counter-movements of people who suddenly feel that the one thing they had of their own -- complete dominance of some spaces -- is suddenly being taken away. Trump is a natural mouthpiece for these groups, and he's quite good at it.

(There's some question about whether Trump came out openly in support of GamerGate a few weeks ago, or whether this was just a rogue autoresponder that he let stand, but I would by no means be surprised if he were to say something about it at some point; the complaints of GamerGate align surprisingly well with his rhetoric)

And anyone who watches these issues knows that there is profound violence immediately on deck in all of them. GamerGate was awash in death threats, and a few actual attempts. Black Lives Matter was born in the wake of shootings, and the rate of violence by whites (and especially police) against black youth in this country has hardly decreased. 

You can see another version of this in the part of the Republican press which is highly anti-Trump, not least because Trump is completely disconnected from the party's main political organs. Consider this article by Ben Domenech from The Federalist, which is quite far to the right but unconnected with Trump: http://thefederalist.com/2015/08/21/are-republicans-for-freedom-or-white-identity-politics/ The essential meat of the article is that the party has underestimated Trump's appeal, and in order to curb his lunatic candidacy, the Republican Party should find a better way to express his ideas and so pull his followers back into the mainstream.

And what are these ideas? "White identity politics." Note that the article does not fear that these become part of the Republican platform; it fears that they will become such a large part that they overwhelm the rest of the platform, and so these need to be addressed in a careful way. But there's nothing wrong with pulling them in, Domenech says: "'Identity politics for white people' is not the same thing as 'racism,' nor are the people who advocate for it necessarily racist."

Pro tip: "identity politics based on racial categories" is actually the dictionary definition of racism, and "identity politics for white people" is the prototype example of the category. Domenech's article isn't about rejecting Trump's racism: it's about finding more socially acceptable ways to express it, so that it can be folded into the party mainstream without taking it over.

For those wondering about Trump from the outside, I can give a simple explanation of his politics: Trump is a classical European far-right party leader. This is why he seems a bit exotic by recent American standards: especially since the 1980's, the American far right has been dominated by the "theological" far right, a very distinctly American political movement which focuses on making the country explicitly into a Fundamentalist Christian country. Trump, although he speaks to a similar (and overlapping) group of people, isn't talking about religion at all; instead, you'll find his politics very similar to that of European far-right politicians, of the sort who like to put "National" in their party names.

On the European spectrum, Trump falls somewhat to the right of Jean-Marie le Pen, perhaps a shade left of the Golden Dawn, and somewhat more populist than Jobbik. If we were running in a parliamentary, rather than presidential, system, he would currently be at the head of a far-right party that was polling in the high teens, and press coverage would be worried about how many seats he would get and whether he would be able to force a coalition to join him. In the US system, he's instead at the head of a far-right wing of a party, and the question is whether he will be able to force the party to adopt his policies wholesale to avoid electoral defeat next year.

So that's the secret thing which this headline hides: Trump was only ever funny if you had never had a reason to be aware of, or to fear, ethnic or sexual violence tacitly supported by the state. 

If you've ever had to be aware of that before, Trump was never a joke.

h/t to +Lauren Weinstein for pointing out the Federalist article.___Fascist demagogues are often portrayed as buffoons and even after they get into power. The mass graves usually take some of the fun out of it though.

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2015-08-23 01:05:01 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Maybe we should ask the government of Syria first. They might have an opinion about this.

___Maybe we should ask the government of Syria first. They might have an opinion about this.

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2015-08-22 12:04:12 (17 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Just reading this transcript makes me think the hackers are Russian. You'll notice a tendency for the interviewee to drop definite and indefinite article words such as "the" and "a".

Just reading this transcript makes me think the hackers are Russian. You'll notice a tendency for the interviewee to drop definite and indefinite article words such as "the" and "a".___

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2015-08-22 07:11:28 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Worst Government Ever.

Worst Government Ever.___

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2015-08-21 08:28:21 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

More from your +Emlyn O'Regan​​​​​​ feed (of course you should have already circled him yourself by now).

Entrepreneurship is on the rise. That sounds good until you think about it as a natural consequence of rising inequality, low social mobility and wealth inheritance. As Mitt Romney says, an entrepreneur needs access to cheap finance. The best source of which is having rich parents:

Take a shot, go for it, take a risk, get the education, borrow money if you have to from your parents, start a business.

___More from your +Emlyn O'Regan​​​​​​ feed (of course you should have already circled him yourself by now).

Entrepreneurship is on the rise. That sounds good until you think about it as a natural consequence of rising inequality, low social mobility and wealth inheritance. As Mitt Romney says, an entrepreneur needs access to cheap finance. The best source of which is having rich parents:

Take a shot, go for it, take a risk, get the education, borrow money if you have to from your parents, start a business.

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2015-08-21 08:18:34 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

As for the technology’s emissions-cutting potential, the researchers are optimistic. They calculate that given an area less than 10 percent of the size of the Sahara Desert, the method could remove enough carbon dioxide to make global atmospheric levels return to preindustrial levels within 10 years, even if we keep emitting the greenhouse gas at a high rate during that period.

___As for the technology’s emissions-cutting potential, the researchers are optimistic. They calculate that given an area less than 10 percent of the size of the Sahara Desert, the method could remove enough carbon dioxide to make global atmospheric levels return to preindustrial levels within 10 years, even if we keep emitting the greenhouse gas at a high rate during that period.

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2015-08-21 04:32:06 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

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2015-08-20 11:21:09 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Via +Emlyn O'Regan​

#politics___Via +Emlyn O'Regan​

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2015-08-19 23:36:17 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Yes, it took a lot of work to make the cards and pieces, but it's worth it--the players are way more thorough than the tax prep people ever were.
http://xkcd.com/1566/

Yes, it took a lot of work to make the cards and pieces, but it's worth it--the players are way more thorough than the tax prep people ever were.
http://xkcd.com/1566/___

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2015-08-19 22:18:04 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

You shouldna oughta have signed up.

Ladies and gentlemen, the excrement is impacting the bladed ventilation unit...___You shouldna oughta have signed up.

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2015-08-19 22:13:47 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Onion being spooky again.

___Onion being spooky again.

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2015-08-19 22:13:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Onion being spooky again.

___Onion being spooky again.

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2015-08-19 13:27:21 (36 comments, 4 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Well, it was fun while it lasted.

Well, it was fun while it lasted.___

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2015-08-18 04:21:21 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Don't eat it!!!

Sending other browser teams cake when they ship is one of the nicest tradition in the business.___Don't eat it!!!

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2015-08-17 23:28:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Pilot project which uses Google Maps to estimate your roof's solar energy performance.

Currently only working in three cities but potentially with a global rollout.

Pilot project which uses Google Maps to estimate your roof's solar energy performance.

Currently only working in three cities but potentially with a global rollout.___

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2015-08-17 23:18:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Awesome work, Indian space peeps.

Think of those first crude black-and-white pictures of Mars, from Mariner 4 in 1965. Then look at this 96-megapixel full-color image of part of Valles Marineris. How far we've come in 50 years!

(If you've never seen them, those first images of Mars are here: http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/imgcat/html/mission_page/MR_Mariner_4_page1.html.)___Awesome work, Indian space peeps.

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2015-08-17 23:16:38 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Don’t worry, voters are just hesitant to give up on their most cherished principles at this point in the race, but give it a few months.

Once again, The Onion is not that far from the truth.

#feelthebern  ___Don’t worry, voters are just hesitant to give up on their most cherished principles at this point in the race, but give it a few months.

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2015-08-17 23:11:59 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Get annoyed if you like but let's see if you can get this image out of your head when you see that Android statue.

Yep. ___Get annoyed if you like but let's see if you can get this image out of your head when you see that Android statue.

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2015-08-17 23:02:13 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Finally

We are launching another way to use Hangouts today.  From our new site you'll be able to take advantage of the best of Hangouts in the browser, along with an inspiring image to get you through the day. Check it out and let us know what you think.

https://hangouts.google.com ___Finally

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2015-08-17 23:01:54 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Finally

Google Photos for web - now with timestamp editing

We're always listening to your feedback and we’re are happy to announce a few often requested updates for the web.

- Change the timestamp of your photos
- Reorder your photos in an album

We’ve also added some additional features since launch that let you change your album cover photo and remove inaccurate search results. All of these updates are now live at photos.google.com so make sure to go and give them a try.___Finally

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2015-08-17 08:23:38 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Stop Motion: Underwater Life.
Join the Simple Science and Interesting Things Community and share interesting stuff! https://plus.google.com/communities/117518490246975838002

Stop motion animation has a long history in film. It was often used to show objects moving as if by magic. The first instance of the stop motion technique can be credited to Albert E. Smith and J. Stuart Blackton for Vitagraph's The Humpty Dumpty Circus (1898), in which a toy circus of acrobats and animals comes to life. In 1902, the film Fun in a Bakery Shop used the stop trick technique in the "lightning sculpting" sequence. French trick film maestro Georges Méliès used stop motion animation once to produce moving title-card letters in one of his short films, and a number of his special effects are based on stop motion photography. In 1907, The Haunted Hotel is a new stop motion film by J.Stu... more »

Stop Motion: Underwater Life.
Join the Simple Science and Interesting Things Community and share interesting stuff! https://plus.google.com/communities/117518490246975838002

Stop motion animation has a long history in film. It was often used to show objects moving as if by magic. The first instance of the stop motion technique can be credited to Albert E. Smith and J. Stuart Blackton for Vitagraph's The Humpty Dumpty Circus (1898), in which a toy circus of acrobats and animals comes to life. In 1902, the film Fun in a Bakery Shop used the stop trick technique in the "lightning sculpting" sequence. French trick film maestro Georges Méliès used stop motion animation once to produce moving title-card letters in one of his short films, and a number of his special effects are based on stop motion photography. In 1907, The Haunted Hotel is a new stop motion film by J. Stuart Blackton, and was a resounding success when released. Segundo de Chomón (1871–1929), from Spain, released El Hotel Eléctrico later that same year, and used similar techniques as the Blackton film. In 1908, A Sculptor's Welsh Rarebit Nightmare was released, as was The Sculptor's Nightmare, a film by Billy Bitzer. Italian animator Roméo Bossetti impressed audiences with his object animation tour-de-force, The Automatic Moving Company in 1912. The great European stop motion pioneer was Wladyslaw Starewicz (1892–1965), who animated The Beautiful Lukanida (1910), The Battle of the Stag Beetles (1910), The Ant and the Grasshopper (1911)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_motion

http://i.imgur.com/PWm8loF.gif___

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2015-08-16 13:45:32 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

News Corp: You'll miss us when we're gone!!

News Corpse doesn't understand this new generation, so they just make shit up instead.___News Corp: You'll miss us when we're gone!!

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2015-08-16 11:14:38 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Australia is ruled by "Miners"

Mine vs. Yours

#PoliticalHumor   #Environment  ___Australia is ruled by "Miners"

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2015-08-16 11:07:46 (24 comments, 9 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Your Native States of America

via +Ted Ewen 

I have never seen this map and have studied my entire life. SHare this amazing information #NativeHistory #BeforeAmerica___Your Native States of America

via +Ted Ewen 

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2015-08-16 11:01:19 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

The chaos of the Rudd-Gillard era is looking pretty good in retrospect.

The Liberals are heading for a big defeat unless they can turn things around quickly. That means dumping a sitting prime minister but, as we all know, that never ends well.

Standing on the wrong side of history on at least two issues important to voters is surely something of a record. And that's before mentioning that they have also been an incompetent government on basic governing issues.

This consensus is building that this has been the worst government in Australia's history. 

The chaos of the Rudd-Gillard era is looking pretty good in retrospect.

The Liberals are heading for a big defeat unless they can turn things around quickly. That means dumping a sitting prime minister but, as we all know, that never ends well.

Standing on the wrong side of history on at least two issues important to voters is surely something of a record. And that's before mentioning that they have also been an incompetent government on basic governing issues.

This consensus is building that this has been the worst government in Australia's history. ___

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2015-08-16 04:06:02 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Real estate investors: it's time to snap up those Arctic beach-side opportunities. 

Real estate investors: it's time to snap up those Arctic beach-side opportunities. ___

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2015-08-16 02:24:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I can't imagine him saying the word "dufus" when when "cunt" would suffice.

In Australian politics "Liberal" = USA Republican & UK Tory.

Source:
http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/beyond-me-christopher-pyne-berates-nsw-liberals-for-compromising-dyson-heydon-20150813-giyv4k.html

#australia   #auspol   #dysonheydon     #christopherpyne  ___I can't imagine him saying the word "dufus" when when "cunt" would suffice.

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2015-08-16 00:36:53 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

The fact that this thing even exists is proof that we are on the cusp of something. This vehicle only just scrapes through in terms of criteria needed for a consumer vehicle. Unlike the Tesla it is made of super-light construction materials and only a fraction of the battery power. It runs mainly on the sunlight it absorbs. It is also a kit and it's very expensive. But nevertheless, it is an experimental vehicle knocking on the doors of the consumer market. Keep watching this space.

___The fact that this thing even exists is proof that we are on the cusp of something. This vehicle only just scrapes through in terms of criteria needed for a consumer vehicle. Unlike the Tesla it is made of super-light construction materials and only a fraction of the battery power. It runs mainly on the sunlight it absorbs. It is also a kit and it's very expensive. But nevertheless, it is an experimental vehicle knocking on the doors of the consumer market. Keep watching this space.

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2015-08-15 23:56:01 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Interesting story of how successive businesses contain within them the seeds of their own destruction. If you don't become your own biggest competitor then somebody else will.

Also, suits. Hey? Whaddayagonnado?

Via +Emlyn O'Regan​​​

___Interesting story of how successive businesses contain within them the seeds of their own destruction. If you don't become your own biggest competitor then somebody else will.

Also, suits. Hey? Whaddayagonnado?

Via +Emlyn O'Regan​​​

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2015-08-15 14:23:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

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2015-08-15 13:09:34 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Kickass!

Emlyn has three screens.___Kickass!

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2015-08-15 12:49:00 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

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