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John Blossom123,412End of the Mayan calendar got you down? Celebrate the destruction of the universe on this On-Air Hangout! What are your predictions for the end of time? What will you do with all that spare time? Come join us - if we're all still here...Celebrate the Apocalypse on 12-21-12!2012-12-21 18:30:0010 

John Hardy didn't vote for Abbott has been shared in 156 public circles

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Able Lawrence100,166100K Engagers Celebration Circle Thank you all those who have followed me and engaged with my posts and taking me to the milestone of 100,000 followers. Goolge+ has been an exhilarating journey of 3 years and I would like to thank all those who have followed me and engaged on my posts whether they were on Science or Birds or Technology. The circle has been created using  * +Circloscope * which is the work of +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh All of you are free to share your favorite posts in the comments and also reshare this circle. If you are included in the circle, you will get a notification.  2014-07-17 17:22:18340491787
Ole Olson46,666This is my original circle of progressives on G+. Add it for some hard hitting, unapologetic political information geared toward activating forward progress in America. 2014-06-28 03:56:553636518
Michael Ginsburg284#sharedcircle  of #Australians  on Google+. Over 1400 people in the circle but Google+ only allows to share 500 at a time.If you want to be added to the circle, please like and comment (so I am not accused of spamming) and also I need to be able to verify you are in #australia . Pages welcome provided again they are #Australian  and I can verify that. If there is a lot of interest from pages, I might consider starting a separate circle for #Australian pages.2014-05-22 00:25:16501414
Paul Snedden16,109Advance Australia ShareThe CircleWhat an absolutely amazing response I got after I asked for your favourite #Aussie  G+ers. Here is the circle, as promised, with 372 amazing reasons why I love this great country of ours.There's a lot of people to thank, so here goes.The Contributors+Mz Maau +Charles Strebor +Jaana Nyström +Kamal Tailor +Lady Fran W +Clint Fudge +Kära Cathryn +Stephen Lord +Phillip Tyson +Kathryn van Nieuwkerk +Belinda Kamel +Paul Pavlinovich +Alizah MacLeod +James Brown +Chris Anderson +Neale Oxley +Aleta Curry +Shinae Choi Robinson +2014-05-11 11:36:433721662548
andi steven320please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-09 04:02:2150111514
Maksim Tauzhnyanskiy1,193#1 Делюсь с вами активным кругом! Хотите много общения и +1? тогда этот круг для вас ;)Активные пользователи которыми я горжусь! ;Р__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddMeToYourCircles #AddPeople #Affiliate #afo #AllSortsOfPeople #Art #AstroPhotography #AuthorCircle #Authorshelpingauthors #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomeIdeas #AwesomeIndividuals #AwesomeJuice #AwesomeNess #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #Best #bestengager2014-05-08 07:40:55482271330
Tourej Ansari16,188My new Worldwide circle of travelerPlease plus, comment add and share! These are people that will share and re-post your circles and other content you produce. This circle contains people who have Plussed my posts within the last few weeks.#CircleShare #SharedCircles #Circle #CircleOfTheDay #SharedPublicCircles #GooglePlusTips #Google+ #Google #teamelitecircle #Hearingaids #Hearing #PublicCircle #SocialMedia #Engagers #TeamElite #Circles #EliteInnerCircle #HearingLoss 2014-05-05 10:00:50483241645
Ryan Johnson2,352sharedcircle   #publiccircleshare     #circleshare     #circleoftheday  #circleshares     #circlesharing     #circlesshare    #publicsharedcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircle   #todayspublicsharedcircle  #todayssharedcircle     #publiccircle   #circle     #circles    #awesome   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #shareyourcircle     #bestengagers   #followers   #followback     #awesomecircles  #topsharedcircle   #topsharedcircle     #myseoissocial     #besocial     #socializethesocial     #trust   #circles   #sharedcircle     #followers      #social     #socialnetworking     2014-04-16 05:12:352629212
Shashi S5,567Circle of Great Engagers________________________There is no doubt this is one of the most powerful group of engager's who will make your time of exploring worthwhile in Google Plus. Share and enjoy...Sorry if I missed anyone. Please comment I'll include you in the next shared circle. :)Also, This is a Great Circle and includes Google+   #TopEngagers : really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.Top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - share the circle (include yourself) *3 - add +1 to the post4 - *Start something new and share with the world of google plusMore you share more you get!__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   #influencermarketing #sundaycircle  2014-04-11 10:40:52294211430
John Nuntiatio33,101#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health #tennis #europe   #asia   #america   #africa   #australia   #football   #golf   #basketball   #news  2014-04-09 06:25:5632961213
John Nuntiatio32,035#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health2014-04-02 19:40:104824125
Alister Macintyre42,106Do not confuse this circle with the one I have on Native American Indian interests.  My India Circle has people whose lives have either passed thru the great nation of India, are there now, or interested in India.  My interests range world wide, some nations more than others.  I recently started an Asia circle, and tried to pour into it my circles for Australia, China, Japan, India, some other countries, but bumped into another of G+ silly ceilings.  I have circles for several major regions of the world, including Middle East, Eu-W, and Eu-other.  I also have circles for specific nations like Germany and Haiti.2014-03-27 18:26:53148002
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:45475126
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:00475125
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:45:28475014
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:44:37475126
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:43:264755010
John Nuntiatio29,392#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-10 06:55:19356117
John Nuntiatio29,392#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-10 06:55:003561094
Alister Macintyre41,863Here is my circle of people interested in Asia or actually there.  I tried to add more to this circle (My India circle is bigger) but sometimes G+ won't let me do some things.While I follow the story of MH 370 flight down in Asia, I will be sharing my updates with this circle, and a few others.2014-03-09 23:08:58183212
John Nuntiatio29,361#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-09 11:43:13251109
Ian Archibald16,093Circle of Google PlussersSo, I often get asked Who should I circle?  I say whomever strikes your interest. Find topics of interest and connect with those people who share that interest.I would very much like to share with you "my" circle of Plussers of whom I LOVE to engage with.  There are people in science, sports, networking, technology, comics, art and medicine found inside, and likely some others as well.  I've been spending the last couple years curating this list.I hope that you will connect with some of these folks!Have a great weekend everyone!2014-02-15 01:16:53326182225
Ian Archibald14,517Google PlussersThis would be my circle of other awesome people who I have connected with over the past couple years here on Google+. Some awesome people here!As the cool kids say, These kids are dopeI don't take requests to add to this circle. To be added, engage with me, and the others here. You'll be noticed, trust me.2014-01-27 23:35:29320221730
Ole Olson38,548٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶If you're looking for some of the BEST engagers on Google+, this is it.Top notch commentary, good content support, and some out of this world posts to boot. =========================================I sculpted this circle personally over the last year, and this is it's first full release. The Top Engagers is guaranteed to make your G+ experience better. =========================================    #publicsharedcircles       #publiccircle       #circle         #circles    #thebigcommunity   #kingcircle #topcircleshare   #awesome       #awesomepeople       #shareyourcircle    #circleoftheday         #circleshare       #circlesharing           #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-01-27 09:48:552507811
CircleCount67,537Profiles/Pages having a CircleCount link on their about page.This is the follow up link to this post: https://plus.google.com/+CircleCount/posts/Uoru6vQw9gnThanks for the idea +Luc Suy, these are all awesome people/pages ;)Thanks for using CircleCount to all!2014-01-06 21:45:0633721423
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,563My Christmas Circle Share...have a great christmas and holidays everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#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 #fullcircleshare2013-12-26 03:38:50501314
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,563My Christmas Circle Share...have a great christmas and holidays everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#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 #fullcircleshare2013-12-26 03:37:41494222
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,473My Friday Late Friday Circle Share...have a great weekend everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#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 #fullcircleshare2013-12-22 01:27:26500204
Justin Hart7,625Circle Share for December 20th...nice circle with a great variety of people and content...enjoy! 1. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#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 #fullcircleshare2013-12-21 03:58:12501181135
David Leonhardt2,546I built on the Sunday Circle by +Ian Archibald to spread it even further.Recommended:1. Plus the circle.2. Leave a comment3. Save the circle as one of your own circles (Click on "Add people" to do this).4. Share the circle as I am doing now (but don't forget to "Include yourself" when sharing).5. Get offline for a while, too.  :-).#circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing#followers #social #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshared    #sharedcircleoftheday #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomepeople   #circlecount  #newfollowers   #googleplus  2013-12-16 01:30:4323211213
Ian Archibald9,118Sunday Circle Share of Google PlussersThis is my top circle filled with some of the top Google Plussers, Engagers, and Educators.  You will also find some people you likely don't know, but should.You all know people like +Mike Allton +Michael Q Todd +Christine DeGraff and +Billy Funk who bring the awesome every day. But do you know +Rusty Ferguson +Milan Pavlovic +Steven Krohn +David Oldenburg or +Brandee Sweesy ?  All of whom are simply awesome people who have a lot of great content, and engage!.Add this circle to your own today.  If you have other Engagers, add them to the circle, share it out and tag me in your share. Always looking for more engagers!I would be honoured if you would +1, Comment and Share this circle.Hope you all have a fantastic week!!2013-12-15 14:08:26229231330
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,322Another round of #topengagers  !(Be sure to click READ MORE, it is important if you want to be included in this circle next time)These people shareThese people +1These people create original contentThese people make G+ BetterIf you add this circle, you will, without a doubt, see your engagement soar through the roof.  Guaranteed.  If you were notified, you guessed it, you are already in.To be included in the NEXT top engagers circle this week is easier than ever.1.) Add  +Best Cars 2.) Share this post3.) Keep engaging#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown2013-12-15 05:39:26494202
Brett Gibson5,754It's been a while since I've shared my "Australia" circle (probably 12 months) - *But I do keep it up to date. *Inactive people or Brands are kicked out. New ones are added. So here are the 100+1 (me) Australian's I think that are worth following on G+cc: +Paul Snedden +Kamal Tailor Cheers Gibbo.2013-12-12 03:08:26101938
Francesco Zambelli527#circlesharing   #circleshare   #topengagers   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   a very good circle is being built... to be included you have to1) share this circle2) +1 to this post3) comment it.2013-11-07 19:36:45198117
Johnny Huntington0#webdesign #sharedcircles #webdevelopment  Here is a great shared circle of Professional Web Designers.2013-11-04 13:45:45501003
J.T. Smith40These are all people I was recommended to follow! They are currently in my Temporary circle, and I'll follow them permanently based on their engagement with me in the next day or so! #circleshare    #sharedcircles   #publiccircle   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circlemaster   #circle   #addmetoyourcircles   #addmetocircles   #addmenow   #addmepleasethanks  2013-10-19 19:57:21492207
Silvio De Rossi2,696It's a Circle Time my Google+ #friends! :DThis is super #Sharedcircle of #topengagers, a group of interesting people who share unique and original content. The name of this Circle is #ExplorerCircle!What are you waiting to add them to your circles? :)To be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1) Do +1 t the post2) Comment the post and specify your "category" (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)3) Include the circle among your circles4) Share the circle (include yourself)5) Smile to life, sun in sunshine.Special thanks my dear #friends and #followers:+Raffaele Romeo Arena +Tancredi Matranga +Jasmina Brozović +Sam Stormborn OrmandyHave a good life!#topsharedcircle   #facciamolastoria   #leonardo   #deroplus   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial  #trust #circles  #circleshare  #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social   2013-10-13 18:10:20494712665
Doroteya Delcheva1,214A nice circle to explore G+: ...  to meet people; to discover places; to appreciate the nature; to approach arts, science and technologies; … (updated October 11th, '13)#circles  #circleshare  #sharedcircle  #circlesharing #followers #social2013-10-11 17:09:36490774083
Mario Falcetti20,881A nice circle to explore G+: ...  to meet people; to discover places; to appreciate the nature; to approach arts, science and technologies; … (updated October 11th, '13)#circles  #circleshare  #sharedcircle  #circlesharing #followers #social2013-10-11 16:43:11491279136241
Ole Olson20,256Top Circlers on the GooglesphereI've been sharing one and only one circle per day lately, picking the most interesting ones I've found. My goal is to share a diverse selection of circles, some based on topics like the environment, or interests like scifi, or well designed share circles. Probably about time I share one of my OWN circles for a change!Below is my recently updated Top Circles circle. These folks have a good track record of forging excellent share circles. Add them immediately.  #HashtagZoo  (concept courtesy of +Peter Edenist) #Circles   #Sharedcircles   #PublicCircles   #topcircles   #circlequeen   #circlemaster   #SharingIsCaring  2013-08-15 08:12:489515921
Uniikii0Uniikii's networking #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   #sharedcircles                 #2013-08-14 15:07:53483309
Domus Vitae Inc.153Shared Circle of #entrepreneurs  www.domusvitae.ca   #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   2013-08-05 19:31:504824114
Dallas McMillan7,412Circle from the land downunder - Australia's top 200 PlussersWho are Australia's most followed people on Google Plus?I've put together this circle of Australia's top 200 profiles (by follower numbers - not engagement - some aren't particularly active) on Google Plus.It's pretty interesting to see the types of profiles which make the cut.Here is my quick overview:By far the most dominant characteristic of the top 200 are photographers - professional and amateur.The other notable individuals are a couple of cricketers in the top 10, a smattering of celebrity chefs, musicians, writers, artists, models and other celebrities.There are also fair numbers of Google employees, IT workers, social media and marketing types as well as a decent number of scientists and mathematicians. The only politician I noticed was Malcolm Turnbull - the Prime Minister and Leader of the opposition are conspicuous by their absence.I got the list from +CircleCount http://www.circlecount.com/au/profileslist/ and I've made a few tweaks - removing a couple of profiles that were inactive or had moved away from Australia. There were a number of others which probably don't belong as they now work in the USA or elsewhere.  #australia   #australianphotographers   #circleshare  I've notified members of the circle - let me know if you don't want to be listed.2013-08-04 14:24:522009213
Markos Giannopoulos5,491Geeks rule! // +CircleCount has added a new tag system (see announcement here http://bit.ly/15XaDov). Thousands of profiles have been tagged already, so here are the top (by number of followers) geek-tagged plussers (full list at http://bit.ly/134FoFN) The top ten: 1) +Robert Scoble 2) +Amanda Blain 3) +Darya Pino Rose 4) +Michelle Marie 5) +Brian Matiash 6) +Wick Sakit 7) +Joe Azure 8) +Keith Barrett 9) +Derek Ross 10) +Ahmed Zeeshan  For other rankings see also - Most popular geeks by comments/+1's/shares http://bit.ly/16SAddw- Most engaging geeks http://bit.ly/15XdZYm #circleshare   #circlesunday   #geeks  2013-07-21 15:19:0049018412
Ole Olson17,448This is my #SocialMedia  circle. The focalizers in here must contribute something to either enhance the G+ experience (technical, apps, guides, or just outstanding regular user advice) or have an expertise about another social media site. I've known many of these folks for years (many of them from my old days on +Digg). #PublicCircles   #SharedCircles   #circleoftheday  2013-07-15 09:31:47146808
Daniel Mihai Popescu4,968A circle based on +Richard Green's last creation! Add it to yours, share it! They all have some wonderful spark in them!If you're notified, you're in! Sorry to disturb you with the notification! If you want out, just say so :)2013-06-19 09:59:4539032733
Steven Krohn1,616The Popular Choice Circle________________________Richard Green originally shared:Here's version 2 of my Popular Choice circle. The members of this circle were nominated for inclusion here (http://goo.gl/vY07d). Anecdotal evidence suggests that this circle is a pretty good one to add: after the last share, somebody that I follow made the comment:I have to admit I have never had so many people add me back so shortly after adding a shared circle.As guest members of the circle this time, I'm including everyone who has created a circle with me in it in the last four weeks, including +Chris Cota, +Steven Krohn, +Marlo Angelo Tito, +Leo Walsh, +Cesare Riccardo, +Michael Bennett, +1212Scenery, +Daniel Mihai Popescu, +Gai Xinh, +Mithu Hassan, +Daniel Stock, +Marino Puletti, +Christy Sandhoff, +Johnathan Yesson, +Roleta Anedotas, +Linda Dee, +Mariusz Zapart, +César Bustíos Benites, +Andrea Orselli, +Katherine Vucicevic, +Networx, +Rome Heels, +Thumb up your Followers ►, +AyJay Schibig, +Zbynek Kysela, +Ewart Corrigan, +Hamilton Carter, +Don Dobbie, +Brian Buckley, +Wajahat Khan, +Crazy Circles, +Laurent Jean Philippe, +Maria Leoni and +Wolfgang Wodeck.  I'd especially like to thank +Scott Buehler, +Ludovic Moreeuw and +Science on Google+: A Public Database for including me in some particularly exciting circles: the Hyperball, the VIIP Circle and the Smokin' Science Circle, respectively.And now the surprise feature: I invite everyone to leave a comment on (the original post of) this circle share containing a link to one of your own posts. Ideally, this should be something that you posted recently and that you are particularly pleased with. (Don't post spam though; I will delete it.)2013-06-18 14:06:1838425937
Daniel Mihai Popescu4,802I have added version 2 of +Richard Green's  Popular Choice, re-freshed with my nucleus of Invincible circle and brushed of inactive accounts :)If you are notified, you're in, of course :)Thank you for sharing!2013-06-17 10:29:4338924937
Richard Green16,268Here's version 2 of my Popular Choice circle. The members of this circle were nominated for inclusion here (http://goo.gl/vY07d). Anecdotal evidence suggests that this circle is a pretty good one to add: after the last share, somebody that I follow made the comment:I have to admit I have never had so many people add me back so shortly after adding a shared circle.As guest members of the circle this time, I'm including everyone who has created a circle with me in it in the last four weeks, including +Chris Cota, +Steven Krohn, +Marlo Angelo Tito, +Leo Walsh, +Cesare Riccardo, +Michael Bennett, +1212Scenery, +Daniel Mihai Popescu, +Gai Xinh, +Mithu Hassan, +Daniel Stock, +Marino Puletti, +Christy Sandhoff, +Johnathan Yesson, +Roleta Anedotas, +Linda Dee, +Mariusz Zapart, +2013-06-17 04:33:32384693082
Matthew Shuey6,232Meet Web Developers on Google+This circle contains the top Web Developers, Web Designers, SEOs and Google+ Experts on Google Plus.If anyone would like to be added to this circle please do the following.1. Make sure your profile description mentions that you are either a Web Developer, Web Designer, App Developer, SEO, SMM, or Google Plus Expert.2. Share This Circle Publicly3. Leave a comment confirming your shareHave fun meeting your colleagues.! #webdesign #webdevelopment #seo #googleplus #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleday  2013-06-12 15:17:0129912213

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2014-09-18 10:54:08 (54 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s) 

So is Novoscotiya really going to secede from Ukania?

Place your prediction below and/or +1 one of two choices I put in the comments.

Most reshares: 10

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2014-09-13 01:12:41 (3 comments, 10 reshares, 26 +1s) 

The anthropologists decided that this tribe was to remain “uncontacted”.

Most plusones: 26

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2014-09-13 01:12:41 (3 comments, 10 reshares, 26 +1s) 

The anthropologists decided that this tribe was to remain “uncontacted”.

Latest 50 posts

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2014-09-22 02:24:47 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s) 

The sad joke of security theatre.

Nobody is made safer but a lot of innocent people get poorly treated in the process of not making them safer.

FTA: [A spokeswoman for Tiger has defended the airline's conduct, claiming air crew were responding to a "disruptive passenger".

"Tigerair has a zero-tolerance policy towards inappropriate and antisocial behaviour. Safety and security of staff and passengers underpins the operation at all times and is never compromised," she said.]

Now there is an airline to avoid - the "disruptive" passenger was the busybody who freaked out over nothing - that POS should be ejected.___The sad joke of security theatre.

Nobody is made safer but a lot of innocent people get poorly treated in the process of not making them safer.

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2014-09-22 00:33:54 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Amusing to see Boomers being treated like they came from the silent movie era rather than the Rolling Stones era.

Via +Meng Shen Lim

Amusing to see Boomers being treated like they came from the silent movie era rather than the Rolling Stones era.

Via +Meng Shen Lim___

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2014-09-22 00:13:08 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s) 

As +mathew murphy observed when he went past a shop selling watches, the overwhelming majority of watches have a round face. There were a few square women's watches but round is definitely the preferred design.

The question is whether or not this is an essential design requirement of wearables or just a artefact of the mechanical age. Roundness emerged in the fob watch era in order to accommodate the clock dial and the sweeping circular motion of the hands. Nevertheless wristwatches have had a century to move away from this constraint and yet even digital watch faces tend to be circular and square watches tend to be eccentric.

The Apple Watch should in my opinion have been round and I'm actually surprised that Apple punted on this.

There are round displays coming from other makers but right now the best is exemplified by the Moto 360. Alas even here for technical... more »

As +mathew murphy observed when he went past a shop selling watches, the overwhelming majority of watches have a round face. There were a few square women's watches but round is definitely the preferred design.

The question is whether or not this is an essential design requirement of wearables or just a artefact of the mechanical age. Roundness emerged in the fob watch era in order to accommodate the clock dial and the sweeping circular motion of the hands. Nevertheless wristwatches have had a century to move away from this constraint and yet even digital watch faces tend to be circular and square watches tend to be eccentric.

The Apple Watch should in my opinion have been round and I'm actually surprised that Apple punted on this.

There are round displays coming from other makers but right now the best is exemplified by the Moto 360. Alas even here for technical reasons they weren't able to deliver a fully round display. Dubbed the "flat tire" look by its detractors, the chopped off arc can be shrugged off but I sure hope they can eliminate this compromise in future models. Losing ~45° of arc is no small thing if the device is meant to really leverage its circular design. (Update: seems to be closer to 60° of arc)

A properly round display opens up a range of UI possibilities for information layout not available to square displays. Text can be wrapped around the outside of the display and in concentric bands. Screen interaction can be based around angles and segments which I think would be very effective for manipulating a touch display. The touch sensitivity on the outer edge of the display could enable tapping and "winding" actions analogous to scrolling.

The interface should be based on polar coordinates and only need to flip to Cartesian coordinates when displaying blocky content. Circles unfortunately chop off the corners of blocky content so that a round display smartwatch really needs to have its UI redesigned to make the best use of round content.

I wonder how much support Android Wear offers developers in this regard. ___

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2014-09-21 13:55:35 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

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2014-09-21 13:42:07 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s) 

The whole affair has been mysterious from start to finish. The dishonesty of this government inclines me to think of this first and foremost a political optics exercise. Certainly, if so, the media swallowed it hook, line and sinker.

The "Children Overboard" incident springs to mind.

Sydney dawn counter-terrorism raids: why now, and why so few answers?

http://gu.com/p/4xybz___The whole affair has been mysterious from start to finish. The dishonesty of this government inclines me to think of this first and foremost a political optics exercise. Certainly, if so, the media swallowed it hook, line and sinker.

The "Children Overboard" incident springs to mind.

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2014-09-21 11:15:23 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

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2014-09-21 09:12:22 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s) 

LOL

#politics #australia #auspol

LOL

#politics #australia #auspol___

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2014-09-21 05:33:36 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s) 

A Watch Guy’s thoughts on the Apple Watch after seeing it in the metal.

A Watch Guy’s thoughts on the Apple Watch after seeing it in the metal.___

2014-09-21 04:41:32 (20 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s) 

The problem is that all Australians are getting radicalized by living under a Tony Abbott government.

The problem is that all Australians are getting radicalized by living under a Tony Abbott government.___

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2014-09-21 04:10:20 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Shocking. Distraught that she missed out on the first round of publicity, Kim was forced to publish her iCloud password on Twitter.

Here's an example (definitely NSFW) http://bit.ly/1uqjJ9h

Via +Chris Robato

iCloud hacked. Again. ___Shocking. Distraught that she missed out on the first round of publicity, Kim was forced to publish her iCloud password on Twitter.

Here's an example (definitely NSFW) http://bit.ly/1uqjJ9h

Via +Chris Robato

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2014-09-21 00:26:29 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s) 

Via +Glenn Costello

August 2014 was the Warmest on Record

The U.S. National Climate Data Center has just released its "State of the Climate" for August 2014. NCDC reports that the global temperature in August 2014 "was the highest for August since record keeping began in 1880". 

NCDC also reports that the period from June-August 2014 (northern hemisphere summer) was also the warmest on record, eclipsing the previous record set in 1998.

The warmest calendar year in the NCDC record is 2010. NCDC projects that 2014 will eclipse 2010 if the remaining months of the year are approximately the average of the 10 warmest on record.  

The full report is available here:
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/2014/8

#climatechange   #globalwarming   #science   #sciencecommunication  ___Via +Glenn Costello

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2014-09-20 23:52:11 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s) 

The text of the article:

Islamic State (Isis), now being described in some quarters as “the most capable military power in the Middle East outside Israel”, is at the top of the global agenda. Naturally, there is discussion of its origins and backers.

It is notable that, in particular, the Saudi government has scrambled to deny any links to the group. In the past two weeks, the usually low-profile Saudi ambassador in the UK sent a strongly worded letter to the Guardian. The embassy issued a press release to the same effect, and last week the grand mufti of Saudi Arabia himself made a statement condemning Isis. This follows a $100m contribution to a UN anti-terror programme.

Saudi Arabia is increasingly feeling the heat of the Sunni hardline blowback. While the Saudi government technically doesn’t sponsor Isis, it has promoted a fundamentalist Salafiinterpretatio... more »

The text of the article:

Islamic State (Isis), now being described in some quarters as “the most capable military power in the Middle East outside Israel”, is at the top of the global agenda. Naturally, there is discussion of its origins and backers.

It is notable that, in particular, the Saudi government has scrambled to deny any links to the group. In the past two weeks, the usually low-profile Saudi ambassador in the UK sent a strongly worded letter to the Guardian. The embassy issued a press release to the same effect, and last week the grand mufti of Saudi Arabia himself made a statement condemning Isis. This follows a $100m contribution to a UN anti-terror programme.

Saudi Arabia is increasingly feeling the heat of the Sunni hardline blowback. While the Saudi government technically doesn’t sponsor Isis, it has promoted a fundamentalist Salafi interpretation of Islam that has encroached into the mainstream Sunni space. This has created the conditions, inside and outside the country, for extremism to breed.

The clergy is a powerful force in Saudi Arabia. Its influence derives from the fact that the royal family has entered into a formal pact with the sheikhs, under which the understanding is that the House of Saud can hold on to political power, while the religious establishment gets to dictate the national character of Saudi Arabia, one that has remained doggedly extreme. This vision has also been exported abroad by both state and non-state actors, the former as a clumsy substitute for a coherent foreign policy, by which the Saudi government contributes funds for mosques and charitable organisations in Muslim countries as a way of purchasing influence; the latter via personal wealth and the zeal of private citizens.

Osama bin Laden was a perfect combination of the two, a personally motivated non-state actor, radicalised in the schools and mosques of Jeddah, who managed to also rope in the Saudi establishment by selling a religious mission to them – pushing back the Soviet invasion – in the guise of a political project.

But it seems even Saudis are beginning to see the foolhardiness of this arrangement. In a searing essay in the Saudi newspaper Al Riyadh last week, Hissa bint Ahmed bin Al al-Sheikh, a member of one of the most influential religious families in Saudi Arabia and a relative of the grand mufti, rails against the “farce of fatwas” in the kingdom, and records a litany of extremist measures introduced since the 1980s that have stifled public life and glorified a culture of “hatred and death” that she recognises in Isis. This is a culture disseminated via state media, the national curriculum and public order laws – legislation that many Saudi intellectuals warned against.

The Saudi establishment has sacrificed its people, and the wider Muslim world that lies within its influence, in return for immunity from religious revolt of the type that threatened Mecca in the 1970s. While the immediate focus vis-a-vis Isis needs to be on practical counter-extremism measures, the west can no longer afford to turn a blind eye to Saudi’s internal contradictions. These have spawned a decadent and west-friendly royal family that preside over a society where clerics run amok, where imams rant against infidels, religious minorities are oppressed, education is heavily slanted towards religion and where people are beheaded for sorcery. As far as containing the radical Islamic threat, the status quo is increasingly no longer working – neither for the Saudis, nor the western governments who support them.

Saudi salafism is not the wellspring of hardline Islamic groups worldwide, but it is part of something that might be – a tendency for Arab and Muslim governments to pay lip service to Islam to bolster their religious credentials through politically expedient means. These leaders simultaneously instrumentalise religion while oppressing any form of religious opposition. The combination of serious cash and the religious weight that comes from being the birthplace of Islam renders Saudi Arabia the most dangerous member of this club.

The long-term solution to the constant reincarnation of radical Islamic political movements doesn’t lie in grand public gestures like anti-terrorism funding, strong statements of condemnation, or “rehabilitation clinics” for radicals, but in dismantling state-sponsored religious indoctrination. As the Isis threats march on, the old calculations no longer work in Arab governments’ favour.
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2014-09-20 00:10:18 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s) 

If you are using pre-4.2 Android, do not use the standard AOSP Android browser.

Download and install Chrome instead. If you can't do that then install Firefox.

If you are using pre-4.2 Android, do not use the standard AOSP Android browser.

Download and install Chrome instead. If you can't do that then install Firefox.___

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2014-09-19 07:38:18 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s) 

Apple today released a statement containing the quote, "...when an online service is free, you're not the customer.  You're the product."

This is an oft-repeated line in the past couple of years, but it's a stupid one, and someone today pointed me at a good explanation of why.

http://powazek.com/posts/3229

While the whole article is worth reading, I'd like to especially suggest the section titled "Assumption: You’re either the product or the customer."

The "you are the product" maxim is to me an example of H.L. Mencken's quote, "For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong."  "You are the product" is simple, it's catchy, it sounds like it works.  But it doesn't.  It simplifies and generalizes in invalid ways, and it leads people to bad conclusionsthat ... more »

Apple today released a statement containing the quote, "...when an online service is free, you're not the customer.  You're the product."

This is an oft-repeated line in the past couple of years, but it's a stupid one, and someone today pointed me at a good explanation of why.

http://powazek.com/posts/3229

While the whole article is worth reading, I'd like to especially suggest the section titled "Assumption: You’re either the product or the customer."

The "you are the product" maxim is to me an example of H.L. Mencken's quote, "For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong."  "You are the product" is simple, it's catchy, it sounds like it works.  But it doesn't.  It simplifies and generalizes in invalid ways, and it leads people to bad conclusions that will serve them poorly.

If you use it, please stop.___

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2014-09-19 06:42:34 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

For the past few day's, I've been playing with Moto 360. Finding this as very nice device, and excellent extension of my cell phone, much better than GoogleGlass. One of the benefits, I don't have to pull out my cell from my pocket, every time I have notification. Also it become much easy to drive my car when I would like to silence auto-playback from Bluetooth (my car does not have button stop/pause for some idiotic reason). Batteries is more than enough for entire day of heavy use, I never come home with less than 60% of the battery remaining. Wireless charging, definitely excellent bonus. Overall look and feel very comfortable and not much different from other good watches. 
Few problems unfortunately I faced: 1. Gesture is very different from GoogleGlass, including navigating through the tree, which drives me nuts.
2. I don't have different ability for permanently dismissing... more »

For the past few day's, I've been playing with Moto 360. Finding this as very nice device, and excellent extension of my cell phone, much better than GoogleGlass. One of the benefits, I don't have to pull out my cell from my pocket, every time I have notification. Also it become much easy to drive my car when I would like to silence auto-playback from Bluetooth (my car does not have button stop/pause for some idiotic reason). Batteries is more than enough for entire day of heavy use, I never come home with less than 60% of the battery remaining. Wireless charging, definitely excellent bonus. Overall look and feel very comfortable and not much different from other good watches. 
Few problems unfortunately I faced: 1. Gesture is very different from GoogleGlass, including navigating through the tree, which drives me nuts.
2. I don't have different ability for permanently dismissing notification to temporary remove (that I could go back later to it).
3. Notifications piled up one on the top of another, which doesn't give me possibility to segment my screen with different type of notifications.
4. I understand that AndroidWear apps is extensions of other apps, but I don't understand relationship between them. For example Music Player controller should it control standard App, or something else.
So, in conclusion, I will definitely use more Moto 360, than GoogleGlass, I am hoping that usability will be more intuitive, than currently is.___

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2014-09-19 06:36:57 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s) 

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2014-09-18 10:54:08 (54 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s) 

So is Novoscotiya really going to secede from Ukania?

Place your prediction below and/or +1 one of two choices I put in the comments.

So is Novoscotiya really going to secede from Ukania?

Place your prediction below and/or +1 one of two choices I put in the comments.___

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2014-09-18 10:33:40 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s) 

Regardless of what the final decision is, this campaign has started a new kind of politics in Scotland and it isn't nationalism.

The major political parties have all found themselves in opposition to it.

People have less and less control over their own destiny. Not just in Scotland, but in all developed nations. Quoting the article:
        "Neoliberalism [libertarianism], in Britain and elsewhere, has not just hived off collective resources into private hands; it has also hollowed out liberal democratic governments, placing large areas of political debate under the sole purview of dispassionate, spreadsheet-wielding technocrats, beholden only to the markets. The result is an ever-shrinking arena for the rest of us to thrash out ideas. Under this type of politics, most of the political landscape becomes ossified and uncontested. We can squabble over whether the government should implement temporary energy price freezes, but never ask why energy production shouldn’t be in public ownership altogether. We can ponder the finer details of banker bonuses, but never discuss why it is that a mammoth, rentier financial industry is allowed to gamble every day with the world’s economic future—pocketing all the profits when it wins and socializing all the risk when it loses. Amid an orgy of material choice, our political horizons have narrowed to near zero."
....
        "Each dire warning of financial disaster issued by a major bank, business leader, or politician seems to have only hardened support for independence; last week, when Deutsche Bank declared that a yes vote could trigger another Great Depression, many Scots I spoke to literally laughed. The irony—of financial institutions who exploited the current system to cause economic doom, now doom-mongering themselves over any prospect of systemic change—was lost on no one."___Regardless of what the final decision is, this campaign has started a new kind of politics in Scotland and it isn't nationalism.

The major political parties have all found themselves in opposition to it.

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2014-09-18 06:39:11 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s) 

I think the American Enterprise Institute should take an aspirin and have a good lie down.

Poor sods are trying to be relevant to the young kids.

Now the #gamergate folks have Republicans on their side. ___I think the American Enterprise Institute should take an aspirin and have a good lie down.

Poor sods are trying to be relevant to the young kids.

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2014-09-18 04:05:50 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

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2014-09-17 23:38:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s) 

Not Now, Not Ever!

Julia Gillard's famously viral speech given the choral treatment. 

Not Now, Not Ever!

Julia Gillard's famously viral speech given the choral treatment. ___

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2014-09-17 23:34:56 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s) 

It's a familiar pattern repeated: text inspires fans to try to act out in the real world. Real World is found to be impossibly corrupt hence need to go off to found Alternative Society in another country. Thing inevitably go off the rails at some point as members start to realize that they are completely at the mercy of the shadowy founder.

The main difference here is that unlike a collectivist society, one built on a philosophy of self-interest as a virtue means that people ripping each other off is actual part of the design. Collectivist colonies tend to devolve into authoritarian dictatorships while libertarian ones self-destruct almost immediately.

It’s almost as if basing a community around people who hate other people and don’t want to have to pay for any services that don’t directly and concretely benefit themselves is inherently unstable. Who would have thought?

___It's a familiar pattern repeated: text inspires fans to try to act out in the real world. Real World is found to be impossibly corrupt hence need to go off to found Alternative Society in another country. Thing inevitably go off the rails at some point as members start to realize that they are completely at the mercy of the shadowy founder.

The main difference here is that unlike a collectivist society, one built on a philosophy of self-interest as a virtue means that people ripping each other off is actual part of the design. Collectivist colonies tend to devolve into authoritarian dictatorships while libertarian ones self-destruct almost immediately.

It’s almost as if basing a community around people who hate other people and don’t want to have to pay for any services that don’t directly and concretely benefit themselves is inherently unstable. Who would have thought?

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2014-09-17 22:46:16 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s) 

Proof that ISIS is not Islamic. Possibly Southern Baptist.

ISIS is aggressively strengthening its ignorance base.___Proof that ISIS is not Islamic. Possibly Southern Baptist.

2014-09-17 02:25:48 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s) 

Fuck off Quickflix and the ridiculous intellectual property pony you rode in on.

Australians pay too much for everything. We get hit at every level. If you don't want us to actively level the playing field then stop throwing up barriers to get in our way. We demand nothing less than pricing parity with American consumers.

If you can't provide that then we will take it anyway. Like I said: Fuck off. If you can't make your business model work through the free market and through free trade then get the fuck out of the business.

Quickflix open letter to challenge Netflix to drop australian customers using VPNs.

Let me paraphrase it : Dear Netflix, we enjoy having an artificially segmented and monopolised consumer base which we can charge inflated prices for inferior quality and range of content.  Please stop ignoring it when Australian customers take matters into their own hands and bypass geoblocking.  The parliamentary inquiry finding was only joking when they recommended all Australians do this until they can somehow bring themselves to legislate against big business and for consumer rights (read forever).

Fuck off Quickflix.  If I was ever tempted to subscribe to your shitty service you finally gave me a really good reason not to.  You spent so much time trying to work inside the system (that I can only assume you were at one point trying to disrupt) that you flipped to the dark side and started supporting the status quo.

#auspol  
#quickflix  
#netflix  ___Fuck off Quickflix and the ridiculous intellectual property pony you rode in on.

Australians pay too much for everything. We get hit at every level. If you don't want us to actively level the playing field then stop throwing up barriers to get in our way. We demand nothing less than pricing parity with American consumers.

If you can't provide that then we will take it anyway. Like I said: Fuck off. If you can't make your business model work through the free market and through free trade then get the fuck out of the business.

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2014-09-16 10:00:52 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s) 

This is good.

Obama to announce plan to beat Ebola; US to deploy 3,000 troops and commit at least $500 million to fight epidemic: http://aje.me/1r2Gphh___This is good.

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2014-09-16 09:23:23 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s) 

Edward Snowden says that New Zealand has a massive program for spying on its own citizens and that the prime minister is lying through his teeth about it.

Welcome to the club, Kiwis.

Edward Snowden says that New Zealand has a massive program for spying on its own citizens and that the prime minister is lying through his teeth about it.

Welcome to the club, Kiwis.___

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2014-09-16 00:11:26 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Congress forces the Prez to do exactly what he wants to do.

Arming "moderate" Islamists to take down a secular dictatorship for democracy.

I ask you what could possibly go wrong?

Congress forces the Prez to do exactly what he wants to do.

Arming "moderate" Islamists to take down a secular dictatorship for democracy.

I ask you what could possibly go wrong?___

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2014-09-15 23:14:42 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s) 

Oh! The irony of life :)

Oh! The irony of life :)___

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2014-09-15 22:45:44 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 19 +1s) 

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2014-09-15 22:39:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s) 

Action Man is doing actions. Thrilling!

I wonder what his plan is to stop the Ebola outbreak is west Africa?

Is there anything this man cannot do?

Tony Abbott announces that Australia is returning to war in the Middle East and then retreats to a tent in Arnhem Land to avoid the backlash.

I appreciate that he promised to spend a week in an Aboriginal community, but that promise stated that he would spend his "first week" as Prime Minister in such a community, not twelve months later, immediately after announcing that Australia was at war.

A shonk. A fraud. And a liar. The man is Dodby with a capital "D".

And when the dead young Diggers start being transported home, in pieces, in neat flag-draped boxes, Tony Abbott will be at their gravesides, hanky in hand. Because that's where the cameras will be.

Source:  http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2013/09/24/abbott%E2%80%99s-broken-promise-sparks-online-controversy

#australia   #auspol   #tonyabbott   #IS   #ISIS   #ISIL   #islamicstate   #coalitionofthewilling     #Iraq   #Syria  ___Action Man is doing actions. Thrilling!

I wonder what his plan is to stop the Ebola outbreak is west Africa?

Is there anything this man cannot do?

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2014-09-15 22:34:18 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

I love soulless corporate culture.

Apple announces innocence removal tool.___I love soulless corporate culture.

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2014-09-15 12:56:09 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s) 

The Australian Liberal Party has been handed a gift by ISIS and the Russians.

Now I'm just waiting on the Malaysians to lose another plane. 

The Australian Liberal Party has been handed a gift by ISIS and the Russians.

Now I'm just waiting on the Malaysians to lose another plane. ___

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2014-09-15 12:54:59 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 17 +1s) 

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2014-09-15 06:28:54 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s) 

Really, on the priorities list, this is much more likely to be a threat to our governments' (and people's) collective interests than ISIS.

More important than ISIS or Ukraine? You better believe it.

I normally tell people to calm down when they hear about the outbreak of the latest horrific disease or potential problem or the like. 99% of the time, this is the media getting ahead of itself. After seeing this data about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, I think we may be seeing the 1% here. As the author of this article puts it:

"I’ve spent enough time around public health people, in the US and in the field, to understand that they prefer to express themselves conservatively. So when they indulge in apocalyptic language, it is unusual, and notable.

When one of the most senior disease detectives in the US begins talking about “plague,” knowing how emotive that word can be, and another suggests calling out the military, it is time to start paying attention."

That is, to put it mildly, alarming. Fortunately, there are concrete suggestions about things which can avert disaster right now: in fact, dealing with situations like this is one of the things the military is best at, and dropping in, establishing large field hospitals, setting up various infection-control protocols, and the like could make the difference between an out-of-control epidemic that ravages the planet and something which ends relatively quickly. 

The graph of most interest is the one on the right, below, showing cases per day in three countries. Sierra Leone seems to be stabilizing slowly; Guinea is showing oscillations, which probably has to do with hospital visitation patterns and waves of panic in the population; but the really scary line is the one from Liberia. You can recognize it as the one that's pointing sharply upwards. This likely has a lot to do with the increasing urbanization of West Africa, as Ebola has a much easier time spreading in dense cities than in small villages.

Given that we are looking at an estimate of 77,000 to 277,000 cases by the end of the year if we don't do anything, and that this could easily lead to mass political instability -- which would then spread Ebola carriers left and right, and turn a regional issue into a global one -- perhaps now would be a really good time for our political leaders to invest in some goddamned catastrophe aversion.

Really, on the priorities list, this is much more likely to be a threat to our governments' (and people's) collective interests than ISIS.  

Via several.___Really, on the priorities list, this is much more likely to be a threat to our governments' (and people's) collective interests than ISIS.

More important than ISIS or Ukraine? You better believe it.

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2014-09-15 04:39:01 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s) 

Rocket launch into the night - well done, SpaceX!

http://www.space.com/27052-spacex-launches-asiasat6-satellite.html

Rocket launch into the night - well done, SpaceX!

http://www.space.com/27052-spacex-launches-asiasat6-satellite.html___

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2014-09-14 22:36:24 (9 comments, 7 reshares, 24 +1s) 

Our coalition of the willing. We'll spend Christmas together in Damascus.

Not me.___Our coalition of the willing. We'll spend Christmas together in Damascus.

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2014-09-14 13:04:30 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Kutiman-Thru-you - 02 - This Is What It Became: http://youtu.be/QAvS0pc9NIw

Kutiman-Thru-you - 02 - This Is What It Became: http://youtu.be/QAvS0pc9NIw___

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2014-09-14 13:02:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Kutiman-Thru-you - 03 - I'm New: http://youtu.be/EsBfj6khrG4

Kutiman-Thru-you - 03 - I'm New: http://youtu.be/EsBfj6khrG4___

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2014-09-14 10:40:52 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s) 

Bag of shit.

Warning! Gruesome image following. May disturb the peace and quiet of your otherwise restful Sunday. Scroll down at your peril. You have been warned!

With friends like him . . . 

#australia   #auspol   #christopherpyne   #budget2014  ___Bag of shit.

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2014-09-14 10:35:59 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 16 +1s) 

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2014-09-14 10:34:09 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s) 

Newish though not brand new. Ingenious and dead simple.

1. A user navigates to your normal looking site.

2. You detect when the page has lost its focus and hasn’t been interacted with for a while.

3. Replace the favicon with the Gmail favicon, the title with “Gmail: Email from Google”, and the page with a Gmail login look-a-like. This can all be done with just a little bit of Javascript that takes place instantly.

4. As the user scans their many open tabs, the favicon and title act as a strong visual cue—memory is malleable and moldable and the user will most likely simply think they left a Gmail tab open. When they click back to the fake Gmail tab, they’ll see the standard Gmail login page, assume they’ve been logged out, and provide their credentials to log in. The attack preys on the perceived immutability of tabs.

5. After the user hasentered thei... more »

Newish though not brand new. Ingenious and dead simple.

1. A user navigates to your normal looking site.

2. You detect when the page has lost its focus and hasn’t been interacted with for a while.

3. Replace the favicon with the Gmail favicon, the title with “Gmail: Email from Google”, and the page with a Gmail login look-a-like. This can all be done with just a little bit of Javascript that takes place instantly.

4. As the user scans their many open tabs, the favicon and title act as a strong visual cue—memory is malleable and moldable and the user will most likely simply think they left a Gmail tab open. When they click back to the fake Gmail tab, they’ll see the standard Gmail login page, assume they’ve been logged out, and provide their credentials to log in. The attack preys on the perceived immutability of tabs.

5. After the user has entered their login information and you’ve sent it back to your server, you redirect them to Gmail. Because they were never logged out in the first place, it will appear as if the login was successful.___

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2014-09-14 10:15:06 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

Seemed like a great idea at the time.

http://scorpiondagger.tumblr.com/post/97404185948

Seemed like a great idea at the time.

http://scorpiondagger.tumblr.com/post/97404185948___

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2014-09-14 00:25:06 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s) 

We will never forget that fateful day.

We will never forget that fateful day.___

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2014-09-13 16:18:59 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 23 +1s) 

"What is wrong with us? I think the answer is far more simple than many have led us to believe: we have not done the things needed to cut emissions because those things fundamentally conflict with deregulated capitalism, the reigning ideology for the entire period we have struggled to find a way out of this crisis. We are stuck, because the actions that would give us the best chance of averting catastrophe – and benefit the vast majority – are threatening to an elite minority with a stranglehold over our economy, political process and media." — Naomi Klein

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/13/greenwashing-sticky-business-naomi-klein

"What is wrong with us? I think the answer is far more simple than many have led us to believe: we have not done the things needed to cut emissions because those things fundamentally conflict with deregulated capitalism, the reigning ideology for the entire period we have struggled to find a way out of this crisis. We are stuck, because the actions that would give us the best chance of averting catastrophe – and benefit the vast majority – are threatening to an elite minority with a stranglehold over our economy, political process and media." — Naomi Klein

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/13/greenwashing-sticky-business-naomi-klein___

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2014-09-13 01:12:41 (3 comments, 10 reshares, 26 +1s) 

Uncontacted tribes are awesome.

The anthropologists decided that this tribe was to remain “uncontacted”.___Uncontacted tribes are awesome.

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2014-09-13 00:44:00 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s) 

Since the latest update of Chrome on Android, I find most webpages fail to load first time. They just get stuck halfway.

Removing the fucking reload icon doesn't exactly help either. Thanks, Google.

Update: the page does load eventually. I suspect there's something blocking on the advertising and crap servers. 

Since the latest update of Chrome on Android, I find most webpages fail to load first time. They just get stuck halfway.

Removing the fucking reload icon doesn't exactly help either. Thanks, Google.

Update: the page does load eventually. I suspect there's something blocking on the advertising and crap servers. ___

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2014-09-13 00:39:22 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Depressing and a trend I fear may be repeated in Australia despite low approval ratings. The common refrain that "both sides are as bad as each other" is in practice is a vote for conservatives. 

"less than half of Democrats (48%) look down on the idea of a GOP-controlled Senate."

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?___Depressing and a trend I fear may be repeated in Australia despite low approval ratings. The common refrain that "both sides are as bad as each other" is in practice is a vote for conservatives. 

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2014-09-12 23:59:48 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

This is Clay Shirky making the point about the publishing houses essentially trying to restrict access while Amazon is seeking to expand it. While in practice true, author Charlie Stross has argued http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2014/05/amazon-malignant-monopoly-or-j.html that there is also a lot of value provided by the publishing houses, the passing of which will hurt authors like him trying to make an income. This is the contradiction inherent in all creative enterprises as the price of distribution, once a major source of profit, heads towards zero.

"It’s easy to see this as same old, same old, of course. Richer people in fancier cities have nicer things — surprise! — but given recent technology, those limits could be fixed. Demand can now create supply, in the form of ebooks and print on demand, making books into a different sort of commodity. No book need ever be out of stock, or out of print, anywhere in the world. It used to be that if you were OK with the residents of Podunk having inferior access to books than people in Brooklyn, you were just a realist about the difficulties of making and shipping physical stuff. Now if you’re OK with that, you’re kind of an asshole. In the twenty-first century, not being able to correctly stock or distribute a product whose main ingredient is information suggests a degree of technical and managerial incompetence indistinguishable from active malice."___This is Clay Shirky making the point about the publishing houses essentially trying to restrict access while Amazon is seeking to expand it. While in practice true, author Charlie Stross has argued http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2014/05/amazon-malignant-monopoly-or-j.html that there is also a lot of value provided by the publishing houses, the passing of which will hurt authors like him trying to make an income. This is the contradiction inherent in all creative enterprises as the price of distribution, once a major source of profit, heads towards zero.

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2014-09-12 12:32:12 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 25 +1s) 

I won't.

I won't.___

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2014-09-12 12:27:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s) 

A Scottish gold coin.
If Scotland gets her own currency (Unicorns, of course) and Spain leaves the Euro for the Unicorn...
The Gold Half Unicorn (1488 - 1513)
"James IV was no more than a boy when he ascended the throne after witnessing the death of his father at the Battle of Sauchieburn. He then immersed himself in education, learning Latin and various European languages. He also promoted advancements in medicine and brought the printing press to Scotland. His mind was so keen that even the great scholar Erasmus praised him. A realist as well, he funded fortification building at Edinburgh and other castles and understood the importance of a strong navy. His fatal flaw was his support of the pretender Perkin Warbeck, which involved an alliance with France. Rarely militant, he led his own army south into England and clashed with troops in Northumberland, where he died at the... more »

A Scottish gold coin.
If Scotland gets her own currency (Unicorns, of course) and Spain leaves the Euro for the Unicorn...
The Gold Half Unicorn (1488 - 1513)
"James IV was no more than a boy when he ascended the throne after witnessing the death of his father at the Battle of Sauchieburn. He then immersed himself in education, learning Latin and various European languages. He also promoted advancements in medicine and brought the printing press to Scotland. His mind was so keen that even the great scholar Erasmus praised him. A realist as well, he funded fortification building at Edinburgh and other castles and understood the importance of a strong navy. His fatal flaw was his support of the pretender Perkin Warbeck, which involved an alliance with France. Rarely militant, he led his own army south into England and clashed with troops in Northumberland, where he died at the Battle of Flodden on September 9, 1513. He was barely 40 years old when his army was crushed, leaving his shaken kingdom to his infant son, James V."___

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