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Todd Vierling has been shared in 30 public circles

AuthorFollowersDateUsers in CircleCommentsReshares+1Links
Joan Cintron0My G+ VIP's Circle of the Week!Personally selected by me, here are 75 of my favorite Google+ Engagers!These are people who add, share, plus and comment. But that's not all! They also share great content too!Add & Share this Circle with Friends! #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #veryimpcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #howtoenlargecircle #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howenlargecircles #topofthepeople #enlargecircle #sundaycircleshared #mondaymotivation #weekendcircle #weekend 2014-04-03 19:58:2776715CC G+
Justin Matthew7,625Circle 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 03:58:12501181136CC G+
Justin Matthew6,912Justin's Circle Share....quick circle I put together of people that engage and provide content to keep your circles humming! 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 #fullcircleshare2013-12-17 03:07:5650011923CC G+
David Leonhardt2,546Resharing the Engagers VI: Christmas edition by +Markos Giannopoulos1. 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 19:39:07340109CC G+
Markos Giannopoulos13,655Engagers VI: Christmas edition // It's a festive season so my monthly "round-up & thank you" circle is on the right mood!First some stats on people who engaged me (gathered via +Circloscope) and on my posts (tracked by +CircleCount):September: 620 plussers, 93 commentators and 86 sharers on 32 posts for a total of 745 +1s, 74 re-shares and 117 comments October: 395 plussers, 33 commentators and 39 sharers on 43 posts for a total of 1057 +1s, 80 re-shares and 165 comments November: 616 plussers, 114 commentators and 176 sharers on 32 posts for a total of 1109 +1s, 234 re-shares and 227 commentsA great month fuelled by two posts: 6+1 WordPress initial-setup plugins  (http://bit.ly/1bKXVgX 359 +1s, 59 comments, 183 re-shares) and Ode à Eiffel (http://bit.ly/1heptNZ 46 +1s, 4 comments, 5 re-shares). If I wanted to get "analytical" about it, it was two posts with some decent value (helpful list of plugins in one case on a every-day issue for a WordPress developer and an album of 18 original photos of night Paris on the other) :) So on to the circle: the formula for this month is - Plussers who are on over 3 engagers circles (so basically who have engaged with me in previous months as well this one)  - Sharers and commentators - A few kind highly-engaging people who have shared original circles including me. - People with over 300 in G+'s "relevance score" (as reported by +Circloscope), e.g. the people Google considers that I interact more and post similar content to mine (or of my interest)All in all, this came to a healthy group of 340 content creators and real engagers interested in technology and photography. Feel free to add them! As usual, stats and circle creation for this post were only made possible thanks to +CircleCount and +Circloscope. #engagers   #circleshare #circlesharing   #circleversary #milestone #googleplus #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles 2013-12-16 17:49:57340441177CC G+
Tancredi Matranga8,830WEB INFLUENCER MEGAMIX 13Have a Great Tuesday my Google+ Friends!I am happy to share with you my 13th  #sharedcircle named Web Influencer Megamix.I put together a mix of #TopEngagers  - Really Interesting People who share unique and original content.   Do yo want to be added to the Web #Influencer Circle?To be included, be so kind to:   1 - Do +1 t the post   2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)         (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)   3 - Include the circle among your circles   4 - Share the circle (include yourself)   5 - Be free and smile to life! :)   #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circletuesday   #tuesdaycircle   #tuesdaycircleshare   #tuesdaycircleshare  2013-12-03 07:43:1749910349121CC G+
Brian Wolfe22,328I haven't shared a circle in a long time. Maybe too long.Anyways.. Here is the circle that my browser spends the most time on.   Just in case I become a petulant child and walk away (not that I'm planning on doing so , just in case.)2013-08-22 05:36:251941335CC G+
Mz Maau10,204I rarely share circles, and I regret to inform, this is not the promised #CircleDirk , rather, it's a circle I've been semi-maintaining since last spring, when it was created for +Pierce Arner to jump-start his Plus experience.Today, I'm resharing the current version on behalf of +Søren Dalsgaard Brath, who, like Pierce, is looking for new content for his stream.I figure he and I probably have a chunk of overlap, so I've added a few extras he might not yet know about.Some notes about the curation of this circle:I've tried to set aside those who have not posted recently, and I've tried to only include those who post publicly, or to extended circles.  I may have missed a few, and if you're in this circle and would like to be permanently removed, please let me know.This is not the final version, as I'm not sure such a thing is possible.This circle DOES come with a warning:You will, most likely, NOT enjoy everyone in this circle.  I, like many, have eclectic tastes, and I'm still a bit gun-shy after seeing some of the explosions from last year's crossing of the streams, so PLEASE, edit this circle to your liking with that in mind.If I ping you, you're in the circle.  There is no expectation or requirement to add this circle, it's merely a courtesy ping.  Again, if you would like to be removed from any future circle shares, please let me know.And yes, I promise, I'm still working on the #CircleDirk .Also note:  This is NOT an indication of who I like best, though some are included in this circle.  It is simply meant to be a sample of the diversity I follow.#PinkAndFluffyPersonsOfQuestionableRepute2013-06-22 16:38:09164143576CC G+
Markos Giannopoulos3,766197 interesting People // If you're into technology, the Web, photography and science, here's a circle to consider. Methodology: out of 3200 people that I follow, using +Circloscope I ordered them according to relevance score (calculated by Google depending on whose posts I engage the most) and filtered for a value over 30, then filtered for whether they are active (when was their last post) and finally filtered by whether they were in my "must read" circles. Voila! I hope you find it interesting :) #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circlesharing  2013-05-26 09:51:2119713412CC G+
Richi Jennings37,922Sunday Circle Share of Awesome... :: Hello to all the new Plussers I met last week (plus a few I reconnected with).Mainly, these folks are engagers, not passive consumers, so do add them if you're looking for interesting conversations here on G+.Also, feel free to share this with your circles. Spread the love! (Or not, as you wish.)For the previous circle: plus.google.com/u/0/117220625678034723010/posts/D5aWSkcMzEg2013-05-05 18:36:38492441569CC G+
CircleCount52,441The people who have voted on our first pollCheck out the people who have voted on our first poll on CircleCount (http://www.circlecount.com/poll/1).Why are these people interesting? Because they are active! ;)We had a very good discussion with +Richard Hoefer and +Bearman Cartoons here: https://plus.google.com/+CircleCount/posts/AMbHGT3Qu1m and one idea was to feature a special group of people and not only the most followed or most engaging ones.I think this circle is not really what +Richard Hoefer meant, but it goes hopefully in the right direction ;)We like such unusual shared circles, since these people didn't act because we have offered to share them in a circle afterwards. They just did/voted/reviewed! ;)A year ago we have already shared a circle like this with the people who have written a review for our Chrome Extension:https://plus.google.com/+CircleCount/posts/6WCpwBTQxKj2013-04-19 10:25:26165772973CC G+
Christopher Jennings Penders5,093Haven't shared my blogger circle in awhile.  Are you looking for G+ bloggers to connect with?  All sorts here.  Grab my circle and see if anyone resonates.2013-03-10 22:30:3469202CC G+
Mike Clancy18,028******Awesome People Circle******Try this group out .. I've pared it down a bit, but these are people who have posted something that really tickled my fancy.   It's a favorite stream of mine ... geeks, writers, photographers, science & sci-fi fans ... please try it out and see if you don't agree ...   Reshare and I'll include you in my next circle share of active engagers!Be forewarned ... some of these people post mature content2012-12-06 02:54:5614312716CC G+
Matt Holmes10,835An eclectic mix...I haven't shared a circle of my own making for ages...There's no particular pattern to this list, other than I've deliberately left out a few of the usual suspects, and tried to pick out those who make G+ worthwhile for me.  If all these people left the place would get a lot less interesting!If you're in it you should be notified...2012-11-10 20:34:1056415CC G+
Jason Nichols3,744Today's Top 5Whenever I circle somebody I add them to a "Vetting" Circle, until I get around to moving them into my public "Following" Circle.These five were overdue, so I figured I'd share the circle, so that if you haven't already met +Angie Person , +Paula Jones , +Alex Lee , +John Hiley or +Todd Vierling , you fix that.Also, I hate the Top 500 circles that everyone shares. I don't even follow 500 people in total.Because, you know, I actually read most of what people share with me.2012-10-22 15:09:165706CC G+
Ivan Raszl6,155Here is my #atheist #circle . Feel free to follow these fine folks (or unfollow depending on your views ;). Unfortunately only 500 people can be shared at one time. Reshare this post and add a comment if you want to be included! #circleshare   #circles   #circlesharing   #atheism   #religon   #secular   #humanism   #gsm   #brights   #nogod   #god   #freethinker   #freethought   #freethinking  2012-10-19 18:59:50501805CC G+
Thew Raslletem1,062Well Apparantly my #top99  circle has 3 non G+ users...I tag em, and they getthe email, but they will not sign up. Oh wellHere's my top 96.2012-07-24 12:57:4196103CC G+
Kelvin Williams0+Zack Myers Here's the first 500 out of the circle.(For anyone else--didn't meant to share Publicly--this circle contains people who live in Metro-Atlanta)2012-07-08 04:34:04500403CC G+
John Ward4,989This is a circle I have set up for people who enjoy Science Fiction or Fantasy. If you'd like to be added to the circle, please let me know in the comments. Also, make sure you guys add the circle as well; so you can see other people's recommendations on the subject. Feel free to re-share this post. #circlesharesunday  2012-06-24 22:05:395014938CC G+
Adonis Inman1,750Part IV of The Metro Atlanta circlepart I http://goo.gl/NX9BYpart II http://goo.gl/TUI9fpart III http://goo.gl/tdVaapart V http://goo.gl/4BVjI2012-05-24 15:25:101001618CC G+
Mike Clancy4,742Some of you may notice that the scifi group is smaller than last time I shared it ... that's because non-participants are dropped. This group is curated to include only those with an active interest in science fiction. If you want to be added to the group, just +1. If you're already a part of it, please share ... and continue posting!2012-04-29 00:18:592766719CC G+
Mike Clancy4,510Science & Technology ... if you want it, this is where you'll find it. These people are interesting and active. If you're in it, share it ... if you want into it, +1 it. It's that simple!2012-04-20 03:25:1149912626CC G+
Mike Clancy4,368321 ... Blastoff! Here's my circle of avid and engaged lovers of science fiction again ... with +70 new interesting participants. If you want to be part of this curated group, just +1. If you're already a part of it, please share and continue posting. Be advised: non-posters are dropped.2012-04-18 22:35:153211612CC G+
Mike Clancy4,343Over 250 avid and engaged lovers of science fiction. If you want to be part of this curated group, just +1. If you're already a part of it, please share and continue posting. Non-posters are dropped.2012-04-17 17:18:57262161525CC G+
Lee Smallwood8,954Want to share the 2nd of 2 circles of Engaging People here on G+ I love their content, the way the engage and I recommend you step and say Hello to them :)Have a great weekend all :)2012-04-13 17:23:5433731622CC G+
Mike Clancy3,739I promised to reshare this sci-fi fans circle if I got a lot of new subscribers and I did ... over 100! As before, if you are not already listed in in this circle, but would like to be, please just +1 this post. If you are already in the circle and would like it to grow, please just share. That is all..2012-04-06 13:37:293196322CC G+
Mike Clancy3,675Ok, here's the new and improved sci-fi interests circle. Non-posters have been removed. As before, if you are not already listed in in this circle, but would like to be, please just +1 this post. If you are already in the circle and would like it to grow, please just share. That is all.2012-04-05 13:39:1521813834CC G+
Mike Clancy3,583My sci-fi fan circle ... +1 if you want to be added, share if you already are.2012-04-04 17:18:421343113CC G+
Mike Clancy2,938Final edition of my sci-fi circle for now ... +1 and share if you want to be added to future releases2012-03-20 02:15:081335212CC G+
Sir John Hardy17,427There have been a few circles shared about lately. None, however, is as good as this one. Each person in this circle has been crash tested in a laboratory, simmered in a social incubator and boiled in the crucible of interaction. All have come up with a pH reading of 4 or higher.2012-03-11 14:36:3337538720CC G+


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2014-04-25 04:45:26 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Google Plus Ghost Town? My Open Letter to The Misguided Reporters

Know what the common theme is between all these “ghost town posts”? No interviews. No named sources. Lots of reporters who never used it. A quick search usually shows that the reporter has not used Google+ themselves. Likely to not even post the article they just wrote about the platform. In fact most have less than 20 people circled and more often than not... have never even posted. Awesome. Good Reporters generally go out and interview people who are involved with something before they write a story, if they themselves don’t have first had experience. This is fringe opinion piece media. Yet tons of these garbage articles keep getting posted on major tech publications presenting like its the facts.

I figured it was time I wrote a letter to these reporters. Please media… realize that I have tried to reachout and... more »

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2014-04-24 23:07:39 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)

OK, so is there any doubt remaining that Putin wants to return to the Soviet days of creating a separate, isolated clone of everything technological?

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2014-04-23 13:40:18 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

I'm dying over here....How did no one know this was a bad idea...?

A request by the New York City Police Department has backfired — in a very public way.

Its request that Twitter users share pictures of them posing with police officers has caused people to start sending in photos of police brutality.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/nypds-twitter-request-photos-backfires-23432451

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2014-04-22 18:37:33 (16 comments, 4 reshares, 7 +1s)

OCR for your browser -- finally bust up text that has been embedded into images!

And because +Kevin Kwok is absolutely awesome.

It's not perfect, just like any OCR. But it's quite promising, and I would have to guess might be extensible to add accessibility to the scourge of the Internet, the infographic meme.

#OCR   #Accessibility  

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2014-04-22 00:56:47 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Exploding the Phone (note: this is a screenshot, not clickable, for a reason -- expand this post for the actual link)

I finally got off my lazy ass and bought a copy of this after putting it off for months. I think it was Google Play Store's original suggested retail price that roped me in. I'm not sure why...

For as much as I know about old telephone systems, most of this stuff actually predates me; I wasn't even born until 1976. Oddly, though, I did run into a few of these characters in the early 1980s, partly thanks to the fact that I lived in a place where the telephone system was still... let's say a little more flexible than most.¹

By +Phil Lapsley.

Available in e-book form via Google Play Store here:
https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=ECiBd4mYkVwC

or at other sources (including IndieBound, and Audible... more »

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2014-04-20 03:54:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

I almost forgot... Orphan Black is back tonight!
I'll be off with my DVR now; ring if you need me. (Or not.)

#SendInTheClones   #OrphanBlack  

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2014-04-20 02:49:13 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

House of Cards Against Humanity

For all those who can't get enough of #CardsAgainstHumanity  ... and who like a little backstabbing in the process. If you want to play, reply to this tweet:

https://twitter.com/HouseofCards/status/456530010338119680

#HouseOfCards   #Threechum

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2014-04-18 21:19:35 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

A rose by any other name: Java 8 offers multiple inheritance after two decades

In the world of object-oriented programming, no single topic has spawned more (often heated) argument than the concept of multiple inheritance. With the release of Java SE 8, the last major holdout against this concept has finally given in. Does this signal the end of the debate?

#Java

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2014-04-17 22:48:19 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 6 +1s)

durrr...WHAT?
Oh Vovie*, you got some 'splainin to do!

EDIT: Source of the flyers is unclear:
http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/ukraine.asp (thank you +Ron Echeverri). Still some really nasty stuff to be happening in the region.

#Russia   #Ukraine   #Україна  

___
* "Vova" (Вова) is one of the diminutive, or "friendly-familiar", forms of "Vladimir".

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2014-04-15 16:52:28 (51 comments, 4 reshares, 27 +1s)

OK, +Google Chrome developers, now you're really starting to piss me off. This is getting ABSURD.

This morning my mother got the following message:

"This computer will soon stop receiving Google Chrome updates because its hardware is no longer supported."

This is apparently because the CPU in her desktop computer, running a fully patched Windows 7, and which is perfectly fast enough for most of the Web -- it's a multi-GHz AMD Athlon XP -- does not have SSE2 instructions, and the developers can't be bothered to change compile switches:

http://git.chromium.org/gitweb/?p=git/chromium.git;a=commitdiff;h=9a071b5fd5dc9ed02c6dad6b242e21c98aefbba8

and https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=349320#c34

WAT THE FUCK IS THE MATTER WITH YOU FOLKS?

She owns a fucking Chromebook already,... more »

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2014-04-15 01:24:13 (1 comments, 8 reshares, 27 +1s)

Heartbleed from The Codeless Code

A novice asked of master Bawan: “Say something about the Heartbleed Bug.”

Said Bawan: “Chiuyin, the Governor’s treasurer, is blind as an earthworm. A thief may give him a coin of tin, claim that it is silver and receive change. When the treasury is empty, which man is the villain? Speak right and I will spare you all blows for one week. Speak wrong and my staff will fly!”

The novice thought: if I say the thief, Bawan will surely strike me, for it is the treasurer who doles out the coins. But if I say the treasurer he will also strike me, for it is the thief who takes advantage of the situation.

When the pause grew too long, Bawan raised his staff high. Suddenly enlightened, the novice cried out: “The Governor! For who else made this blind man his treasurer?”

Bawan lowered his staff. “And who isthe Governor?”<... more »

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2014-04-11 14:23:17 (38 comments, 12 reshares, 29 +1s)

Explanation of the #Heartbleed   #OpenSSL  bug for those who don't understand network protocols.

https://xkcd.com/1354/

h/t +Joey A

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2014-04-08 15:18:45 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)

+feedly today announced* that it's integrating with a "new" service, +Zapier. Though "new" may be pushing it a little; Zapier appears to be almost identical in purpose to +IFTTT with two main differences:

* Zapier offers business-oriented "premium" services (generally ones which charge by the API call). IFTTT only connects to services with freely published APIs.

* Zapier has a relatively low free number of triggers ("tasks") per month (100). IFTTT has no pre-declared limits, though it does have limits on size of data that can be transported from or to some services (likely for bandwidth reasons).

Both services use "if <source> then <sink>" logic, which works for a lot of things but lacks an important capability: filtering.

On the other end of the extreme, of course, is Yahoo Pipes, which is ar... more »

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2014-04-05 03:57:48 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Anyone got about $40k to blow on +David Hasselhoff's custom fan-built replica of KITT?

But the creepiest item in the collection may well be this:
http://www.julienslive.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/120/lot/51529/
...That's #Hoffsome !

#KnightRider   #KITT  

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2014-04-03 17:11:36 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)

How is it that I missed this? I so have to get it for a geek-friend. THANK YOU, +George Takei!

http://www.amazon.com/Eau-My-1-7-oz-Cologne-Spray/dp/B00GS83884/

#EauMy   #OhMyyy   #Engage  

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2014-04-02 21:26:42 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

This headline is not misleading. The bill really does create allowance for explicit establishment of religion by students -- and open public speaking opportunities for popular students (in a "position of honor") -- for the obvious inferred purpose of proselytizing. I'm just... I... <grrrrrrrr>

Bill details: http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB1547

Bill full text: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/108/Bill/HB1547.pdf

#WTF   #SeparationOfChurchAndState   #Tennessee   #Religion

2014-04-02 13:25:37 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)

And here's an AF I missed that made for a fantastic satirical take on open-source software development. The amount of detail and effort put into this one, even if completely in text form, is amazing.

#Subversion   #Git   #AprilFools  

2014-04-02 07:09:08 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Now that it's past midnight Pacific time and officially April 2 there, I have to wonder: Was there a reason behind #AutoHoffsome beyond the obvious hilarity and fun?

The number of photos with +David Hasselhoff added, particularly so many with his photo grafted to appear behind others in the modified photos, strongly suggests to me that Google may have some automated edge-detection capabilities for photos beyond those typically found in image editors such as Photoshop. Well, either that, or there was a small army of people doing the image grafting by hand (which feels too anti-Google).

I wonder whether there's an #autoawesome "splice me into/out of this photo" capability coming. But I don't expect an announcement of such a feature until it exists, of course.

What a #hoffsome day!

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2014-03-31 20:22:38 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

"Tearing Europe Apart: 20 ways to slice a continent"

#seemslegit   #europe  

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2014-03-30 23:34:12 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 19 +1s)

My heart breaks as I tell everyone that #getwellDirk  is now #RIPDIRKTALAMASCA. He passed away surrounded by his family today.

I do know service details and will edit this post with more information once I can see well enough through my tears to write more.

If you share the post, please disable comments and have them redirected here so I can print and send to Dirk's family. It will provide them much comfort.

I will be sending this post with comments and something for the service.

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2014-03-30 00:29:59 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Of course it's self-centred. That means, in short: get your nose out of my marriage plans, thank-you-very-much, and I'll keep my nose out of yours.

(Yes, the article is quite short because it's excerpting a video, but the headline was too good not to share.)

#MarriageEquality   #England   #Wales  

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2014-03-29 23:51:32 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

+Bliss Morgan at Oxford? Fantastic! Just need to take care of some travel expenses first... and you can help out.

#blissallthebloodythings   #SendBlissNotBombs  

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2014-03-29 00:35:22 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)

#getwelldirk  update. edit: Dirk has NOT passed away. I have no good news except to tell you he is still with us. +Dirk Talamasca you have brought so many of us together, and I know it will continue. If anyone has funny stories or want to reshare Dirk's posts please do.
(took me a while to figure out what to say.)

My original post.
https://plus.google.com/111283416647206388433/posts/CWpPCDdZRNg

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2014-03-28 15:43:49 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)

So, on a post yesterday,* I wondered if G+ was on the verge of being turned into the app ghetto characterizing the common traffic on that other social network. This morning, when I got four more notifications from different people for the same reason, I got my answer: yes.

To be more specific, there is an application/webapp from +DeskPlace which offers (the option of?) tagging of up to 50 people in a single post, thus triggering notifications to all those people. The app's actual post output? A collage of profile pictures generated on ostensible interaction counts with other G+ members. You know, just like the utterly worthless "My Top Friends", "Friends Birthday Calendar", "Tag Your Friends", and similar apps on that other social network which spam on one hand, harvest user information on the other, and seem to number in the tens of thousands.
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2014-03-28 05:32:20 (39 comments, 6 reshares, 9 +1s)

I'm uninstalling Firefox until Eich is either gone, or has taken concrete action - not just apologies - to compensate for his homophobia.
http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2014/03/26/3419074/lgbt-developers-boycott-firefox-after-prop-8-supporting-ceo-takes-office/
#glbtq   #prop8   #gaymarriagerights   #mozilla   #firefox  

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2014-03-27 22:12:03 (23 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Since I've been dealing with pseudoscience again today... It must be vaccines, right?

...No, you can all calm down now. This is simply an increase in diagnosis and pattern evaluation, meaning that -- as currently classified -- autism spectrum disorders are being more easily recognized. Chances are very good that the actual rate of incidence has not changed significantly in the last ~30 or so years, at least.

What we're rapidly approaching is a likely understanding that much of what we (today) classify as autism spectrum disorders are, in fact, quite common variations in thinking models from one person to another. We already know that not all children learn knowledge through precisely the same methods and channels, and may have to reach a point where we understand that traditional teaching methods may be a little out-of-date in today's world of information... more »

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2014-03-27 19:46:55 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

One of my pet peeves (and yes, I've got a lot of them) is how my grocery store that carries high-quality groceries also is all crazy about homeopathy. Apparently there s a sad overlap between "I like my foods not overly processed" and "I am a big moron when it comes to medicine".

Guys, Homeopathy is a scam. And when even the manufacturers know that and try to make their products actually do something by adding real medicine into it, you have to ask yourself just how stupid you have to be to believe these jokers/scammers.

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2014-03-26 23:09:22 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Ever wonder what Google's camera robots look like? It seems one of them caught itself on camera... well, sorta. Apparently someone "mapped" the inside of an old furniture store, and in it was a mirror.

http://goo.gl/maps/tk66h

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2014-03-25 13:12:11 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

So, viral invite things... whee. I try to avoid doing these if possible.

Cloud storage is all the rage, and you'll get 20GB (instead of the standard 15GB) at copy.com by using this link (and likewise, I'll get a 5GB boost for the referral). So if you haven't used +Copy yet and need some more free space to stash data, click on the link in this post to create your account.

Note, the bonus 5GB for you applies after installing their app for backup/sync (available for Windows, Mac, and yes, Linux -- for x86 and ARM). You don't have to use the app long-term, just authenticate it once, and feel free to uninstall it afterwards. The bonus sticks around after the uninstall.

Similarly, there are an iOS app (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/copy-for-ios/id546789632?mt=8) and an Android app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.copy) -- don't know... more »

2014-03-14 05:24:40 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

Scenes from a Gay Bar

Mid-week, fairly empty. Guy 1 is looking at a hookup "dating" app on his phone and discussing the dessert menu profiles thus displayed.

Guy 1: "Damn, where were all these hot guys before [app name]?"

Guy 2: "Underage."

#ScenesFromAGayBar

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2014-03-13 19:16:52 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

"Chromebooks accounted for 21% of U.S. notebook sales last year, according to Nomura Securities.[...] That said, overall market share for Chromebooks is still small. Chromebook sales for 2013 represented somewhere around 1% of total global notebook sales last year, according to Nomura." [emphasis added]

Wait, what?

If the first percentage figure is not a typo, then Microsoft has a huge reason to be worried.

h/t +Chaz Steen

#chromebook   #chromeos   #KeyboardsStillRule  

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2014-03-08 17:43:26 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

I don't know why, but these G+ "Auto-Awesome" anigifs remind me of this Every. Single. Time.

(Alternative for those who live outside Vevo's region restrictions:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1uzfk_wang-chung-everybody-have-fun-tonig_music&autoPlay=0)

#anigif     #autoawesome     #seizure  

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2014-03-08 06:43:28 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)

This robotic exoskeleton lets you lift 110 lbs with each hand. The suit's engineers hope it will be used in disaster zones to free victims trapped under rubble after an earthquake: http://cnet.co/1noCcjZ

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2014-03-08 05:58:11 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

Unfortunately, the most likely (by an overwhelming margin) scenario is that this flight will be found crashed into the South China Sea with no survivors.

The knowns as claimed by the press:

* contact lost during cruise phase of flight, over water

* contact was lost to all systems -- not just voice radio transmissions, but also the onboard long-range radio (which has a computer data link to the airliner)

These two data points usually rule out an emergency landing of any kind and strongly suggest a complete electrical failure, which means loss of three different power systems: the engines, the backup generator (APU), and the last ditch battery backup (would still be strong enough for radio contact over the guard frequency at 121.5MHz). Such a control power loss, whether coupled with explosive decompression or not, doesn't end in pretty much any survivable... more »

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2014-03-07 16:20:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

h/t +Jim Herrin 

It's not Canadian or Dead, but it will do.  

+Maryanne Smith  +Bud Hoffman   +Mark Rodriguez +Smoking Owl Industries, LLC ?

Fake or Florida - Late Night with Seth Meyers

#florida  

2014-03-01 02:40:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

While there isn't a whole lot on broadcast TV that is not available via digital means, I'm really happy with +Aereo. And I'll be even happier to use it to watch the Oscars on Sunday.

(Psst Aereo page admins: Get your page verified as official so it shows up with a "verified" checkmark-shield on it.)

2014-02-25 21:16:04 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

"She's no rookie to these high-profile deals — she gives both sides their due," said Doug Cole, a political consultant whose firm has run all of Brewer's campaigns for decades.[...] "Everybody's going to get their say, and they've [sic] giving it."

Someone needs to go re-read the definition of false equivalence and the middle ground fallacy. Just because there are two sides to an issue does not mean they are equidistant from fair and just. Playing it as if there are two equally valid points of view here just makes you look callous and out-of-touch, Gov. Brewer.

Sometimes, one side is just plain wrong, and should be pointed out as such.

#arizona   #oppression   #discrimination  

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2014-02-19 20:33:57 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)

We're excited to start discussions with the Atlanta area to bring Google Fiber there. Share this graphic to let your neighbors know the news. Learn more and sign up for updates: http://goo.gl/AqL6me

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2014-02-19 04:58:38 (2 comments, 8 reshares, 33 +1s)

2014-02-17 21:07:07 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

The #SCTP  protocol is awesome, and makes for a great rsync-over-ssh-over-SCTP transport with the help of socat. It can keep my link continuously saturated in the face of minor packet loss and jitter where TCP just falls over.

Now ssh just needs native SCTP support where each channel in the stream gets its own packet sequence, avoiding the tcp-in-tcp issue.

2014-02-17 00:58:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

I suppose it's my propensity to be full of snark that causes my occasional serious hivemind questions not to be taken seriously. Sorry for the interruption. I think I have the situation sorted. I hope.

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2014-02-14 19:32:44 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)

What was that y'all said about how Northerners can drive just fine on icy roads? (My sympathies to all those injured. Just making a poetic point. :)

#Snowpocalypse2014  

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2014-02-14 06:38:59 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

After making me laugh hysterically, this made me cry out of happiness... and realize just how much art has followed life.

32 years ago, Victor/Victoria brought one of the first English-language, lighthearted treatments of gay life to the big screen. Unfortunately, that tone didn't stick around long.

The 1980s gave us gay-themed films that grew increasingly dreary with the rise of the AIDS epidemic, culminating in Longtime Companion; while the attempts to address relationships like Parting Glances all fell under HIV's shadow.

The 1990s brought some glimmers of hope in self-mocking comedy such as Jeffrey, Priscilla, The Birdcage, and In & Out while not quite shaking off the stigma of the previous decade; the attempts at breaking new ground were mainly relegated to the suspense/thriller genre with titles such as The Living End and Bound; and we were periodically... more »

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2014-02-13 20:28:51 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

I'd like to think we learned from it, but trust me, it'll be the same crap all over again during the next snowy winter. :)

#SnowpocalypseATL  

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2014-02-13 17:22:44 (12 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)

I'm a little disappointed in +NoMachine, and I don't recommend their product any longer. I was worried about the changes in the NoMachine 4 betas, and now that I've looked again, it seems that my use case is indeed blown away:

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"NoMachine NX Free Edition 3 users read here:

"The free NoMachine 4 is a new product aimed at a different use case. While NoMachine NX Free Edition 3 offered a free terminal server with virtual desktops created on demand, the free NoMachine 4 is designed to work the same across Windows, Mac and Linux and give users access to the physical desktop of the remote computer. If you need to create virtual desktops on demand, want to limit the logins to SSH, or are using NIS, Kerberos or other enterprise server functionalities, you need one of the NoMachine Enterprise server products you can download [and license] here."
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2014-02-13 04:20:31 (27 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)

 Comcast to buy Time Warner Cable. Cable subscribers screwed yet again as the dominant ISP monsters become even more monstrous. Kiss the open Internet goodbye.

2014-02-12 22:16:45 (20 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)

This post will probably only be of interest to maybe two people who have me circled, but...

I can confirm that at least one Nortel SxS and at least one Siemens motor switch still exist in active use in the North American continent, connected to the public telephone network. In the latter case, it's even possible (though unlikely) that a couple of the residents still have old-fashioned multi-party lines. Unfortunately, these switches are not reachable by any network other than AT&T or Bell Canada, which is technically in violation of PSTN connectivity rules.

Small bits of history are still out there. #phonegeek  

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2014-02-12 18:43:31 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 0 +1s)

In Memoriam: 8 Corvettes

I've already heard others muse "It should have been 8 people instead" (tongue-in-cheek, of course!)...

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2014-02-12 16:58:04 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Y'know, I knew about "Google Gondola View", but I never quite expected to see this on +Google Maps.

Yes, it's real: http://goo.gl/maps/m2KMN

#GoogleBathroomView   #AtLeastItsNotSochi  

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2014-02-11 22:04:40 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

A rehash from only three months ago, and worth a read if you're a football fan marveling over Michael Sam's coming out.

Prevalent backwards culture is the reason I don't much like football, or some other sports such as NASCAR (even though I quite like F1 and motorcycle racing). A lot of that lingering bias is highlighted in this article, which is very careful not to name anyone involved.

The most galling justification I've read for not having gay football players is that of "too much media attention." Really!? A foundational rule of marketing is there's no such thing as bad publicity, and with the fact that the NFL has been operating at a very severe multimillion-dollar deficit for years, you'd think more media attention would be highly desired. Spectacles sell tickets.

And while we're at it, if you haven't seen this amusing... more »

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