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Google Play6,456,648Google Play presents: Steven Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in their first ever Hangout On Air where they will be exclusively premiering the trailer for their upcoming movie, Lincoln. Google Play will update this event invite with a link to the live hangout a little before 4pm PT. You can also watch the hangout at play.google.com/+ starting at 4pm PT/7pm ET.  #lincolnhangout  ABOUT THE MOVIE:Steven Spielberg directs Joseph Gordon-Levitt in  “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.Google Play presents: Steven Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt2012-09-14 01:00:006804 
London 20121,471,965The Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games is almost here! We can’t wait for the celebrations to begin. But the Olympics isn’t just for those inside the Olympic Stadium in London – it’s for everyone to enjoy wherever you are in the world.We want you to join in and show us how you’re celebrating the start of the Olympic Games.We’ve created this Event on Google+ to bring the pictures of your Opening Ceremony parties (and some from the Stadium too!) together in one place. Wherever you are in the world, simply join this Event and upload your pictures via Android, iPhone or the web.// What you need to do nowTell us you’re ‘going’ to the event by clicking the blue 'Are you going' button above and selecting 'Yes'. Then download the Google+ App to your Android or iPhone and sign in with your Google Account details.Share this event with others who you’ll be celebrating with!// What you need to do on Friday from 7.30pmOn the evening of the Opening Ceremony you'll be able to add photos and comments.Android: Open the Google+ App, select Events, then click the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony Event. Check in, and enable Party Mode (http://goo.gl/ziNdk). Then use the camera as usual to take photos of your celebration. These will upload to the Event page.iPhone: Open the Google+ App, select Events, then click the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony Event. From there, click the Camera icon in the bottom right hand corner and take photos of your celebration. These will upload to the Event page.Web: Click the red “Add Photos” button at the top of this page, and upload photos manually to the Event page through the interface. Please note: This is a family-friendly event. Inappropriate photos or comments will be removed. For more information, please refer to our Moderation Policy (http://goo.gl/s7LvC).London 2012 Opening Ceremony: The Worldwide Watch Party!2012-07-27 20:30:004698 

Michael Babcock has been shared in 63 public circles

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hoang thao0We are funny circle :))2014-06-04 02:38:49171102
Scott Dawson7,006I just had a Hangout with +Jackson Middleton and he complained that I never include him in any of my  #sharedcircles . So.......Here's my Circle of Canadians to share with all of you, which includes my Kilt wearing buddy from Saskatchewan.2014-03-09 23:50:38107028
Scott Dawson6,930Oh Canada! Here's a Circle of Canadians on Google+. There's obviously a ton more Canadians on Google+ than what's in this Circle, so if you know of anyone that should be added please tag them in the comments so I can include them.h/t to +steph wanamaker for originally sharing this Circle with me. 2014-03-07 14:18:221042110
Backup of Serendipity Diamonds0Great #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircles well worth adding and sharing.2013-09-05 14:25:03172112
Cesare Riccardo51,055Cesare Riccardo  supports G+ friends by  mutual circle sharing!█▀▀░█▄░█ ░█▀▀ █▀█░█▀▀ █▀▀░ █▀█░ █▀▀:█▀▀░█░██ ░█ █░█▀█░█ █░█▀▀░ █▀██░▀▀█▀▀▀░▀░░▀ ░▀▀▀ ▀░▀░▀▀▀ ▀▀▀░ ▀░░▀░▀▀▀░█▀▀ █░█▀█░░█▀▀ █░░█▀▀░ ░█ ░░█░█▀██░█░░ █░░█▀▀░ *░▀▀▀ ▀░▀░░▀░▀▀▀ ▀▀░▀▀▀░ •►►► DISCOVER THE BEST G+ ENGAGERS ◄◄◄                 ►►► DAY  July 21st  ! ◄◄◄                  If notified, you are inside !I do my best to promote valuable g+ users from my circles according the following rules :► How much I like their posts► How much they support my activity on G+► How much they help to promote me and friends in my shared             circles► How much they interact with me and friends in my circlesI usually follow interesting people who interact with me: daily I create a new circle of engagers. Engager circles are constantly updated removing users that don't post or don't engagePlease note :▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬►I daily RESHARE some post from my closest friend       BUT I CAN RESHARE ONLY PUBLIC POSTS       SO -PLEASE -DEAR FRIEND  POSTS PUBLICLY :))▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬►     * I always reshare circles from my friends* !▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬►I keep shared circles for at least two days in my page after that I remove them. This is just because after two days reshared circles have no actual utility.▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬►I usually remove people from my circles that have no activity in 7 days.▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬►I  remove from my circles all the users that have not interactions with me in the last 30 days.2013-07-22 08:16:4749421429
steph wanamaker82,635#followfriday  here is my awesome men who comment circle  freshly curated2013-07-19 16:10:4715463660
Martin Kerruish3,619O Canada!Our home and native land!True patriot love in all thy sons command.With glowing hearts we see thee rise,The True North strong and free!From far and wide,O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.God keep our land glorious and free!O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.*************************************O Canada! Terre de nos aïeux,Ton front est ceint de fleurons glorieux!Car ton bras sait porter l'épée,Il sait porter la croix!Ton histoire est une épopéeDes plus brillants exploits.Et ta valeur, de foi trempée,Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.#Canada #TrueNorth #sharedcircles #GreatWhiteNorth2013-05-22 02:16:17496300
AyJay Schibig16,440ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! Circles I am curating:21ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS (1&2), ALL KINDS, DISCOVERY, FULL CIRCLE,SOCIAL, ECLECTIC,ENGAGERS, AWESOME, NEW HORIZONS and BOOST#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-04-13 06:43:023024213
Chris Row3,227So I guess it is friday, So I guess I will share my updated Canada EH! circle with you all. #sharedcircles   #circlesharing #circles   #canada   #canadian   #canadianrockies  2013-03-22 14:58:48316644
AyJay Schibig15,217ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! Circles I am curating:21ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS (1&2), ALL KINDS, DISCOVERY, FULL CIRCLE,SOCIAL, ECLECTIC,ENGAGERS, AWESOME, NEW HORIZONS and BOOST#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-03-02 11:23:44245206
Chris Row2,960For all my fellow Canadians here is a Canada Circle. enjoy.   #sharedcircles   #circles   #canadarocks   #canada   #canadian   #circleshare   #circleoftheday  Canada Eh!2013-02-27 21:19:56316212
Allen Law0Time to share the People I've liked circle. These people have constantly posted funny, entertaining and/or informative stuff. Now I am not saying I agree with everything but I do enjoy them. If you are not in the circle  give it time , I might have just missed your posts 2013-02-25 15:57:393081168
Allen Law0It's that time again to share the circle of people that I have liked. They are interesting and/or funny to me. I hope you enjoy them as much.2013-02-04 14:05:592751337
AyJay Schibig13,588ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2013-01-10 07:15:50257003
AyJay Schibig12,717ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-21 06:26:433277010
AyJay Schibig12,080ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-12 04:23:1442210216
Zbynek Kysela1,918BEST SHARED CIRCLE - Share, share, share!===================================HOW TO BE PART OF IT: 1) Add this circle to your circles -> Add circle2) Share added circle with option "include yourself in shared circle". Done. You're welcome :) ZbynekMy entire social presence:*****************************http://xeeme.com/bouchac*****************************2012-12-07 20:33:1441920625
Michael Babcock1,802Alright #DoctorWho  lovers, I'm sharing my circle of you again so you can add each other or suggest new people.  Also, have you joined one of the new communities lately that's related?  I'm in https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115078169539467279272 but I'm sure there are others that are active.  Feel free to link in replies. #sharedcircle   #gallifrey   #thedoctor  2012-12-07 15:16:36246103
Kurt Smith14,400Thought Provokers Circle Share - Who's Made You Think Lately?Who's Made You Think Lately? Are they in this circle? For me, +Dede Craig King had me really going last Monday, +Lacerant Plainer always gets me thinking, and just a few days ago it was +Randy Hilarski.Here's latest round of the Thought Provokers Circle. This is an #awesomesauce  circle of great plussers who will make you think (we're all trying anyway). The cool thing about this circle is that you had to be recommended by someone else to get in.Add & Reshare so others can discover these awesome people to follow. Current members please update your circle. If you'd like to join in, please suggest 3-5 people and tell why they make you think. #circleshare   #circles   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharepubliccircle   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles  2012-12-04 15:53:26287653061
Brunner Nathan325Some people that comment and follow back.Don't forget to give a share and a plus one.#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circlesharing #publiccircle #circles2012-11-29 18:03:5327516419
Madjid Boukri2,835Canadian 'Polar' Circle I  (Polar Circle II next)I got too many Canadians now in my Canadian Polar circle and had to do some ... cleaning. Some people or pages here are not very active but I added all 'Canadians' without any restriction. I had to split in two circle because of the 500 Google share limit. You can import that in the same circle.Will be updated also on *Google+ Shared Circles" http://bit.ly/KxclRuHuge database of circles created by Chris Porter2012-11-22 14:55:00487401
Jessica Wood11,871Along with the launch of our +Doctor Who Circle page I thought it was a good time to share my personal Doctor Who Circle. If you aren't in it and think you should be...Let me know! #DoctorWho  2012-11-14 01:31:003361728
Kurt Smith6,542Thought Provokers Circle Share -- Plussers Who 'Make You Go Hmm...'Next round of the Thought Provokers Circle. An amazing circle of great plussers who will make you think, well maybe. Here's some of the people and wisdom inside:"And a few of us that make you go "HUH???" from +Bearman Cartoons. " Ummmm.... I suddenly feel like I'm back in grade school again and the entire class is giving me the look... You're going to get your arse kicked at recess!!!! said +Frank Garufi Jr.. Check out and discover some new people - I've met +Dede Craig King, +Susanne Ramharter, +MommyLovesTech.Add & Reshare so others can discover these awesome people to follow. Current members please update your circle. If you'd like to join in, please suggest 3-5 people and why they make you think.#circles   #circle   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  +Full Circle +Circles +CIRCLES on Google+ 2012-10-31 14:11:37275922881
Brian Buckley0Sharing my first group of awesome Canadians. I had to cap it at <500 so I could share. My next post will be the second smaller circle that has grown out of folks who connected after I shared the first one. Are you a Canadian want to be to be added? Send me a comment, +1, or circle me.2012-10-28 17:16:3449110111
Shane Pitre4,197Canadians on G+If you're Canadian, and you're awesome, please share, +1, or comment to be added to this circle. #canada   #canadian   #circlesharing   #circlesharesunday  2012-10-28 16:24:4240112514
Kurt Smith4,603Thought Provokers Circle -- Plussers Who 'Make You Go Hmm...'Round 2 of the Thought Provokers Circle. An amazing circle of great plussers who will make you think! New additions include +Thomas Power, +Bobbi Jo Woods and dozens of others.Add & Reshare so others can discover these awesome people to follow. If you'd like to join in, please suggest 3-5 people and why they make you think.#circles   #circle   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   +Full Circle +Circles +CIRCLES on Google+ 2012-10-17 13:52:172561193675
Michael Erwin167An ever growing circle of fellow Canadians. Add yourself and share along if you want to connect with Canucks everywhere.2012-10-14 16:56:08470606
Brian Buckley0Here is my circle of amazing Canadian plussers. I actually have 521 but G+ has limited the share to 500. I'll meed to split it into 2 groups. If you're not in this circle and would like to be comment and I'll add you into one of my two circles - If you are in fact Canadian. Be awesome if you want to re-share. You may be one of the 21 G+ cut out.2012-10-13 17:20:45500736
Shane Pitre4,150Canadians on G+If you're Canadian, and you're awesome, please share, +1, or comment to be added to this circle. #canada   #canadian   #circlesharing   #circlesharesunday  2012-10-07 16:17:243968615
Erin Burrell2,856Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian Plussers #sharedcircles   #Canadian  2012-10-06 12:24:3543018017
Shane Pitre4,122Canadians on G+If you're Canadian, and you're awesome, please share, +1, or comment to be added to this circle. #canada   #canadian   #circlesharing   #circlesharesunday  2012-09-30 16:40:323785617
Shane Pitre3,867Canadians on G+If you're Canadian, and you're awesome, please share, +1, or comment to be added to this circle.#canada   #circlesharing   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare  +Shared Circles on G+ 2012-09-16 16:24:58318559
Shane Pitre3,850Canadians on G+If you're Canadian, and you're awesome, please share, +1, or comment to be added to this circle.#canada   #circlesharing   #sharedpubliccircles  2012-09-09 17:06:583073710
Madjid Boukri0Canadian 'Polar' Circle updateUpdated on *Google+ Shared Circles" http://bit.ly/KxclRuHuge database of circles created by Chris Porter2012-09-07 14:14:30466162
Dave Levine1,829This is a great circle of active G+ users seem to have things to say and enjoy engaging.  And they often post interesting things that entice you to engage with them.  Enjoy! 2012-09-03 17:57:06332372438
Shane Pitre3,841Canadians on G+If you're Canadian, and you're awesome, please share, +1, or comment to be added to this circle.#canada   #circlesharing   #sharedpubliccircles  2012-09-02 21:32:062942815
Stephanie Van Pelt32,462At the request of +Scott Seegars and +Ed Bailey Gallifrey Circle 1 of 2. If you do not know "Gallifrey" you do not belong here.2012-08-22 18:16:4230816322
Trever McGhee11,280Someone for everyone to follow in this diverse group of people.Thank you +Mike Keller for spending the time to put together this circle of Amazing Canadians.It's a honor to be included in this circle, it really helps us reach out to more people in our quest to reach more people, so that sponsors invest more in our community projects that will generate income to fund more community projects that save lives.Day 97 of our journey away from home to inspire you to +Take2seconds  to follow us. #Take2seconds   2012-08-21 09:36:4742910012
Mike Keller2,515Canadians on Google+ Circle ... Version 2.0Last week I shared a circle of my favourite Canadians who use Google+. This past week I've added lots of new people, so here is an updated version of it. Are you a Canadian who uses Google+ but are not included in this circle? Let me know and I'll add you too! :) #SharedCircles   #CircleSharing   #SharedPublicCircles   #Canadians   #Canada  2012-08-20 23:13:0142715410
Shane Pitre3,828Canadians on G+If you're Canadian, and you're awesome, please share, +1, or comment to be added to this circle.#canada   #circlesharing   #sharedpubliccircles  2012-08-20 21:28:44281746
Mike Keller2,448Canadians on Google+ CircleThis is the group of my favourite Canadians who are on Google+. Are you a Canadian who uses Google+ but are not included in this circle? Let me know and I'll add you too! :) #SharedCircles   #CircleSharing   #SharedPublicCircles   #Canadians   #Canada  2012-08-14 00:27:372314368
Shane Pitre3,822Canadians on G+Hi, it's #circlesharesunday !  If you're Canadian, and you're awesome, please share, +1, or comment to be added to this circle.#canada   #circlesharing   #sharedpubliccircles  2012-08-12 19:48:552847614
David Waddington2,256An updated Canadian's on Google+ circle.Feel free to share.If you are a Canadian and would like to be added to this circle just make a comment. When I plus 1 your comment you have been added.These are not just photographers. This is a mix of many interests.2012-07-27 23:54:124301015
Hakan Gül4,009Great people who shared me in a circleThe circle below consists of people and Pages who shared me in circles or recommended me to be added to circles.Thank you all!You helped me getting in touch with many more great people!Please add them to your circles, interact with them and I'm sure you will make some new friends.THANK YOU!Sorry if I missed anyone! #circleshare   #circlesharing  2012-07-24 21:44:244729327
Erin Burrell1,609In honour of Canada Day!  Circle these amazing Canadians!2012-07-02 00:08:39500637
Shane Pitre3,663Canadians on G+Hi, once again it's #circlesharesunday , if you're Canadian, and you're awesome, please share, +1, or comment to be added to this circle. #canada   #circlesharing  2012-06-24 18:59:044051512
Shane Pitre3,638Canadians on G+If you're Canadian, and you're awesome (or even average), please +1, comment, or share, to be included in this hoop.2012-06-17 22:23:21401569
Mark HELM16,029Canadian 1This is my first share and for my first share I have collected Canadians here on G+. The criteria is  being a Canadian in Canada, I didn't spend hours verifying citizenship so here we are. Share if you like Canadian 2 to follow  #sharedcircles  #share   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare #Nothingbutcircles #publiccircles2012-06-11 11:55:37131014
Shane Pitre3,631Canadians on G+If you're Canadian, and you're awesome, please share, +1, or comment to be added to this circle. #canada   #circlesunday  2012-06-11 02:46:19397357
Stephanie Van Pelt23,728My Gallifrey circle just got an enormous bump. Enjoy!2012-06-08 01:40:0140720522

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Excited to put together my new computer system... 

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2014-11-25 16:53:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Look at the cute Ewok on a treadmill!   #starwars   #geek   #dogs  

Here's a dog dressed as a teddy bear on a treadmill AKA the greatest thing you'll see today: http://on.mash.to/1pjfDlW___Look at the cute Ewok on a treadmill!   #starwars   #geek   #dogs  

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2014-11-25 16:22:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I think +Bosch Tassimo​ needs to make an in-car #coffee brewer for us travelling people to not need drive thru anymore.

McDonald's it is for me now. & 1.60 for a medium coffee plus after the 7th coffee your 8th is free. ___I think +Bosch Tassimo​ needs to make an in-car #coffee brewer for us travelling people to not need drive thru anymore.

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2014-11-24 16:24:00 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

There is no question in my mind that western priorities are a little messed up ...

#consumerism   #politics  

___There is no question in my mind that western priorities are a little messed up ...

#consumerism   #politics  

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2014-11-23 18:16:42 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

The Largest Aircraft Carrier in The World (full v…: http://youtu.be/LhqLn1wKJAw

The Largest Aircraft Carrier in The World (full v…: http://youtu.be/LhqLn1wKJAw___

2014-11-20 21:27:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Every now and then I complain about something and the company actually responds; good on you #Toshiba  Canada: 
https://twitter.com/toshibacanada/status/534752400062824449

#Chromebook   #Canada  

Every now and then I complain about something and the company actually responds; good on you #Toshiba  Canada: 
https://twitter.com/toshibacanada/status/534752400062824449

#Chromebook   #Canada  ___

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2014-11-20 21:18:58 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

The one thing that I find truly strange about Putin being cozy with North Korea is wondering what he gets out of it.  Its not like they have resources he needs.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/19/putin-north-korea_n_6184290.html

#coldwar   #Russia   #communism   #ironcurtaintwopointoh  

The one thing that I find truly strange about Putin being cozy with North Korea is wondering what he gets out of it.  Its not like they have resources he needs.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/19/putin-north-korea_n_6184290.html

#coldwar   #Russia   #communism   #ironcurtaintwopointoh  ___

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2014-11-20 21:12:01 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

This is a very #geeky  but cool timeline of web technologies ... just finished getting my feet wet with #Django  myself; would love to be free of PHP forever.

Note: I've been doing web development on a personal level since 1994, so its fun to look at the chart and notice moments in time when things aligned just right ...

Uber-cool Web Development Timeline ft. #php #javascript #aspnet #python and more ! http://buff.ly/1p3Chi3___This is a very #geeky  but cool timeline of web technologies ... just finished getting my feet wet with #Django  myself; would love to be free of PHP forever.

Note: I've been doing web development on a personal level since 1994, so its fun to look at the chart and notice moments in time when things aligned just right ...

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2014-11-20 21:08:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I see the term #alcoholic  overused all the time, and a lot like the terms feminism or bullying, its too loaded of a concept for me to comment on normally.  That said, here's a study that finally backs that up -- Alcoholism is not the same thing as being a binge drinker or even an excessive drinker; but you shouldn't do those things either.

Well there you go.___I see the term #alcoholic  overused all the time, and a lot like the terms feminism or bullying, its too loaded of a concept for me to comment on normally.  That said, here's a study that finally backs that up -- Alcoholism is not the same thing as being a binge drinker or even an excessive drinker; but you shouldn't do those things either.

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2014-11-20 13:13:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Public broadcasting, politics, celebrity and cover ups... 

Public broadcasting, politics, celebrity and cover ups... ___

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2014-11-19 21:53:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Weather sucks for #driving

Special weather statements issued ahead of the evening commute in southern Ontario: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/22h1h #ONstorm___Weather sucks for #driving

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2014-11-19 16:12:00 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I guess I can't complain about the #snow here after all ...

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/snow-emergency-five-dead-100-trapped-monster-winter-storm-n251436

#winter   #storm   #disaster  

I guess I can't complain about the #snow here after all ...

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/snow-emergency-five-dead-100-trapped-monster-winter-storm-n251436

#winter   #storm   #disaster  ___

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2014-11-19 15:43:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

This is cool except I heat my hot water with natural gas, and the little polar bear animation is a waste of space that could be a history graph instead.  A personalization button so family members could note who's using the shower would be much more useful ...

http://amphiro.com/products/a1/

#energy   #efficiency   #water  

This is cool except I heat my hot water with natural gas, and the little polar bear animation is a waste of space that could be a history graph instead.  A personalization button so family members could note who's using the shower would be much more useful ...

http://amphiro.com/products/a1/

#energy   #efficiency   #water  ___

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2014-11-17 18:35:57 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Wow, this is what #television  should be.  Sadly it probably won't be available outside the USA.  http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/13/7213305/playstation-vue-screenshots

#Sony   #PlaystationVue   #Vue   #CloudTV  

Wow, this is what #television  should be.  Sadly it probably won't be available outside the USA.  http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/13/7213305/playstation-vue-screenshots

#Sony   #PlaystationVue   #Vue   #CloudTV  ___

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2014-11-17 18:32:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

You know you want Japanese room shoes ...

#giftideas   #notcheap  

You know you want Japanese room shoes ...

#giftideas   #notcheap  ___

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2014-11-17 14:26:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Personally I'd love to see Canada Reads hosted by Eleanor Wachtel of http://www.cbc.ca/radio/writersandcompany but we'll see soon enough.

#canadareads   #cbc   #radio  

Personally I'd love to see Canada Reads hosted by Eleanor Wachtel of http://www.cbc.ca/radio/writersandcompany but we'll see soon enough.

#canadareads   #cbc   #radio  ___

2014-11-17 05:01:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Dear #science geeks and others who think things like carbon nanotubes are cool, check out diamond nanothreads: http://www.nature.com/nmat/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nmat4088.html

Dear #science geeks and others who think things like carbon nanotubes are cool, check out diamond nanothreads: http://www.nature.com/nmat/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nmat4088.html___

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2014-11-14 23:19:02 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Excited to put together my new computer system... 

Excited to put together my new computer system... ___

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2014-11-13 20:10:12 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Did you think landing a space ship on a comet would be simple?  Its not quite shooting a bullet with another bullet; that would be easier.

#math   #space   #science  

#Rosetta #Philae ___Did you think landing a space ship on a comet would be simple?  Its not quite shooting a bullet with another bullet; that would be easier.

#math   #space   #science  

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2014-11-13 16:06:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

The problem here is with the people buying a game that has no reviews out yet.  I think the embargoes suck but I wait until a trusted reviewer publishes or I see the game being played live on twitch at least.  If you're buying a game day 1, or worse pre-ordering, you have no right to complain.

#gaming   #reviews  

The problem here is with the people buying a game that has no reviews out yet.  I think the embargoes suck but I wait until a trusted reviewer publishes or I see the game being played live on twitch at least.  If you're buying a game day 1, or worse pre-ordering, you have no right to complain.

#gaming   #reviews  ___

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2014-11-12 15:49:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Wow, is #Microsoft  really making an effort to stop being a software bully?  Next thing you know, they'll open the Exchange calendar protocol.

http://www.wired.com/2014/11/microsoft-open-sources-net-says-will-run-linux-mac/

Wow, is #Microsoft  really making an effort to stop being a software bully?  Next thing you know, they'll open the Exchange calendar protocol.

http://www.wired.com/2014/11/microsoft-open-sources-net-says-will-run-linux-mac/___

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2014-11-11 19:59:27 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Do you write software for a living?  Does it suck?

H/T +Peter Rhoades 

#programming  

"Welcome to programming."___Do you write software for a living?  Does it suck?

H/T +Peter Rhoades 

#programming  

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2014-11-11 16:03:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

People really need to do just some basic work with Google before naming new projects ...

#trademark   #oss   #Linux  

People really need to do just some basic work with Google before naming new projects ...

#trademark   #oss   #Linux  ___

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2014-11-11 14:06:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Lest we forget #Canada  

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/remembrance-day-livestream-watch-listen-on-cbc-1.1143482

#lestweforget   #rememberanceday  

Lest we forget #Canada  

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/remembrance-day-livestream-watch-listen-on-cbc-1.1143482

#lestweforget   #rememberanceday  ___

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2014-11-05 21:06:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Developer friend of mine +Jamie Parent in our home town's news.

We frequently have heated conversations about the merits of the Call of Duty franchise (in which I still think he has an obvious bias) but he's a great guy and a successful #programmer and you can't fault him for that.

#headlines   #cod  

Developer friend of mine +Jamie Parent in our home town's news.

We frequently have heated conversations about the merits of the Call of Duty franchise (in which I still think he has an obvious bias) but he's a great guy and a successful #programmer and you can't fault him for that.

#headlines   #cod  ___

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2014-11-04 21:03:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Personally this looks like a really cool project ... I have one on order, what do you think?

#crowdfunding   #trackr   #lostyourkeys  

Personally this looks like a really cool project ... I have one on order, what do you think?

#crowdfunding   #trackr   #lostyourkeys  ___

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2014-11-04 13:22:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

"God, I love getting up an hour earlier," said no one ever. "Me too. I can't wait to have my schedule messed up in the fall," no one replied.

"God, I love getting up an hour earlier," said no one ever. "Me too. I can't wait to have my schedule messed up in the fall," no one replied.___

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2014-11-02 01:21:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

One had to wonder about the #justice system from time to time... 

One had to wonder about the #justice system from time to time... ___

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2014-10-31 12:16:29 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Interesting ... what's the most popularly searched #Halloween  costume in your state? My sympathies if you live near all those dog costume people.

#trends   #culture  

Interesting ... what's the most popularly searched #Halloween  costume in your state? My sympathies if you live near all those dog costume people.

#trends   #culture  ___

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2014-10-30 20:43:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

This is quite exciting; although I have no use for a #gaming laptop, I'd love a coding #laptop with an 18" screen and mechanical keyboard.

This is quite exciting; although I have no use for a #gaming laptop, I'd love a coding #laptop with an 18" screen and mechanical keyboard.___

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2014-10-30 13:55:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

You can always tell if a company knows they're selling you a line of BS -- they don't allow comments on their blog posts.

The Automatic OBDII sensor might be great, but as cars only have one plug to attach such a device, its nice to use one that can be repurposed to other software.  If you purchase this one from Automatic, you can only ever use their software with it.  To use other (excellent) packages like Torque, you'd have to purchase and install a separate OBDII sensor, and never use them together.

I'm sure Automatic is a great app and I won't be using it so long as they keep pushing this falsehood that third party transmitters aren't good enough.

#cars  

You can always tell if a company knows they're selling you a line of BS -- they don't allow comments on their blog posts.

The Automatic OBDII sensor might be great, but as cars only have one plug to attach such a device, its nice to use one that can be repurposed to other software.  If you purchase this one from Automatic, you can only ever use their software with it.  To use other (excellent) packages like Torque, you'd have to purchase and install a separate OBDII sensor, and never use them together.

I'm sure Automatic is a great app and I won't be using it so long as they keep pushing this falsehood that third party transmitters aren't good enough.

#cars  ___

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2014-10-30 13:38:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Ever wonder who thought of putting all those useful and accessible buttons on your car's steering wheel?
Auto #racing has provided us with an awful lot of the modern advances in driving that we use every day -- check these out:

#F1   #technology  

Through The Ages : Steering Wheels

Nothing in Formula 1 stands still, and a racing car’s steering wheel is one of the most constantly changing elements in grand prix racing. Through the ages, it’s been iterated, refined and improved – and it’s been made lighter, more costly and more complex at every stage.

More Details → http://www.mclaren.com/formula1/team/through-the-ages-formula-one-steering-wheels/

#F1   #Formula1   #F1Classics   #McLaren  Via +McLaren ___Ever wonder who thought of putting all those useful and accessible buttons on your car's steering wheel?
Auto #racing has provided us with an awful lot of the modern advances in driving that we use every day -- check these out:

#F1   #technology  

2014-10-30 03:48:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I think its interesting that as a society, we invented drones that kill things, then drones that ship products and then finally come up with the drone ambulance: http://science.slashdot.org/story/14/10/29/2149251/ambulance-drone-prototype-unveiled-in-holland

#drones   #robots   #priorities  

I think its interesting that as a society, we invented drones that kill things, then drones that ship products and then finally come up with the drone ambulance: http://science.slashdot.org/story/14/10/29/2149251/ambulance-drone-prototype-unveiled-in-holland

#drones   #robots   #priorities  ___

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2014-10-29 15:13:31 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Evidently #Marvel  would like you to know which of your favourite characters are coming up in movies ...

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/marvel-announces-captain-america-civil-war-ton-upcoming/story?id=26517287

Evidently #Marvel  would like you to know which of your favourite characters are coming up in movies ...

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/marvel-announces-captain-america-civil-war-ton-upcoming/story?id=26517287___

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2014-10-27 04:23:23 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Ah, hotel #wifi channel distribution done poorly as usual. 

Ah, hotel #wifi channel distribution done poorly as usual. ___

2014-10-26 21:34:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

An interesting update to a crazy story... 

An interesting update to a crazy story... ___

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2014-10-26 18:57:16 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Are you a #writer wondering how long your text should be?  Do you keep word counts in your head or have a target?  Have you ever looked up how many words are in the #books you enjoy for that matter?  Here's a guide: http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/word-count-for-novels-and-childrens-books-the-definitive-post

Are you a #writer wondering how long your text should be?  Do you keep word counts in your head or have a target?  Have you ever looked up how many words are in the #books you enjoy for that matter?  Here's a guide: http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/word-count-for-novels-and-childrens-books-the-definitive-post___

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2014-10-26 18:33:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

This is #furdorable  ...

___This is #furdorable  ...

2014-10-26 18:29:05 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Ah the joys of electronic municipal voting.  Mine is cast ... 

#elections   #democracy  

Ah the joys of electronic municipal voting.  Mine is cast ... 

#elections   #democracy  ___

2014-10-26 02:13:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I always knew positivity was overrated ... and not just when being tested for diseases either.

http://science.slashdot.org/story/14/10/25/2214220/the-problem-with-positive-thinking

#psychology   #yesimasarcasticjerk   #getoverit  

I always knew positivity was overrated ... and not just when being tested for diseases either.

http://science.slashdot.org/story/14/10/25/2214220/the-problem-with-positive-thinking

#psychology   #yesimasarcasticjerk   #getoverit  ___

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2014-10-25 20:05:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

What are the best #books for #bookclub  conversation that you've read?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/suzanne-fernandez-gray/book-club-200-books_b_6005202.html

What are the best #books for #bookclub  conversation that you've read?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/suzanne-fernandez-gray/book-club-200-books_b_6005202.html___

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2014-10-25 17:51:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

My dental hygienist's water pick sounds more like the screaming of a thousand pixies ... but this looks fun too.

#dentalhealth   #water   #cutedog  

I'm thinking of buying a teeth water pick but wonder what the experience will be like...___My dental hygienist's water pick sounds more like the screaming of a thousand pixies ... but this looks fun too.

#dentalhealth   #water   #cutedog  

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2014-10-25 15:56:05 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Brother's #Linux  CUPS printer driver obviously needs some work ... possibly threading support ... I've been watching my CPU at 100% for over four minutes waiting for one page to print from a PDF.

http://www.brother-usa.com/MultiFunction/ModelDetail/4/MFC9130CW/Overview

#software   #printer  

Brother's #Linux  CUPS printer driver obviously needs some work ... possibly threading support ... I've been watching my CPU at 100% for over four minutes waiting for one page to print from a PDF.

http://www.brother-usa.com/MultiFunction/ModelDetail/4/MFC9130CW/Overview

#software   #printer  ___

2014-10-25 03:01:48 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

If you're going to write a high-level API to interact with a lower-level published service API, don't make the user work through XML parsing; create and return objects that already have the properties the user expects.

I've installed the flickrapi and am about to toss it to the curb because it makes me want to write my own API on top of it.  Why can't I iterate over a list of photo sets and get a photo set object back with the appropriate properties?  Why can't I pass that object directly to the "get photos in set" function (instead I must retrieve the ID of the set using XML searches and then pass that).

Sigh, next.

#Python   #Flickr   #programming  

If you're going to write a high-level API to interact with a lower-level published service API, don't make the user work through XML parsing; create and return objects that already have the properties the user expects.

I've installed the flickrapi and am about to toss it to the curb because it makes me want to write my own API on top of it.  Why can't I iterate over a list of photo sets and get a photo set object back with the appropriate properties?  Why can't I pass that object directly to the "get photos in set" function (instead I must retrieve the ID of the set using XML searches and then pass that).

Sigh, next.

#Python   #Flickr   #programming  ___

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2014-10-25 01:57:59 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

It still shocks my conscience that anyone thinks imprisoning a 15 yr old for doing what he thought was right is the correct thing to do.  To then do so without trial, without recourse, without proper rule of law?  Americans lost all international credibility with me when they began operating remote prisons so they could ignore their own rules.  I'm angry that my own country would be complicit in any way.

A terrorist is at the very least a man who brings a rifle up to a monument and shoots a soldier in public ... not a fifteen year old child who was defending himself against foreign intruders.

#guantanamo   #freedom   #childsoldiers  

Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr should be allowed to claim the Canadian government conspired with the Americans to torture him and breach his rights, a Federal Court judge ruled Thursday.

The ruling by Judge Richard Mosley means Khadr can significantly expand his $20-million civil lawsuit in which he accuses Ottawa of complicity in what he claims was his arbitrary detention and cruel and inhuman treatment at the hands of the Americans.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/omar-khadr-wins-right-to-to-expand-20m-suit-vs-canadian-government-1.2811226?cmp=fbtl___It still shocks my conscience that anyone thinks imprisoning a 15 yr old for doing what he thought was right is the correct thing to do.  To then do so without trial, without recourse, without proper rule of law?  Americans lost all international credibility with me when they began operating remote prisons so they could ignore their own rules.  I'm angry that my own country would be complicit in any way.

A terrorist is at the very least a man who brings a rifle up to a monument and shoots a soldier in public ... not a fifteen year old child who was defending himself against foreign intruders.

#guantanamo   #freedom   #childsoldiers  

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2014-10-25 01:46:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

The fun of absorbing old experiments and applying them to new theories ... #science  at work.

The fun of absorbing old experiments and applying them to new theories ... #science  at work.___

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2014-10-24 18:17:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Wow ... that's intense, and impressive.  Who did the #space suit research, I wonder?

Wow ... that's intense, and impressive.  Who did the #space suit research, I wonder?___

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2014-10-24 18:01:41 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

An actual xenon ion engine being tested by +NASA in a vacuum chamber at #JPL.  The future of #propulsion for #space exploration?

H/T +Aaron G. 

Ion Engine Test Firing | NASA
This image of a xenon ion engine, photographed through a port of the vacuum chamber where it was being tested at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in November 1998, shows the faint blue glow of charged atoms being emitted from the engine. The ion propulsion engine is the first non-chemical propulsion to be used as the primary means of propelling a spacecraft.

The first flight in NASA's New Millennium Program, Deep Space 1 validated 12 new technologies for scientific space missions in the 21st century. Ion propulsion was first proposed in the 1950s and NASA performed experiments on this highly efficient propulsion system in the 1960s, but it was not used aboard a U.S. spacecraft until the 1990s. Deep Space 1 was launched in October 1998 as part of NASA's New Millennium Program, which is managed by JPL for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, DC. The California Institute of Technology in Pasadena manages JPL for NASA.

The almost imperceptible thrust from the ion propulsion system is equivalent to the pressure exerted by a sheet of paper held in the palm of your hand. The ion engine is very slow to pick up speed, but over the long haul it can deliver 10 times as much thrust per pound of fuel as more traditional rockets. Unlike the fireworks of most chemical rockets using solid or liquid fuels, the ion drive emits only an eerie blue glow as ionized (electrically charged) atoms of xenon are pushed out of the engine. Xenon is the same gas found in photo flash tubes and many lighthouse bulbs.

Deep Space 1 launched from Cape Canaveral on October 24, 1998. During a highly successful primary mission, it tested 12 advanced, high-risk technologies in space. In an extremely successful extended mission, it encountered Comet Borrelly and returned the best images and other science data ever from a comet. 

Credit: NASA/JPL
Image Date: November 30, 1998

+NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory 
+NASA Space Technology 

#NASA   #Space #Propulsion #Ion   #Xenon   #Engine   #DeepSpace #Engineering   #Science #Technology   #Innovation #JPL #History___An actual xenon ion engine being tested by +NASA in a vacuum chamber at #JPL.  The future of #propulsion for #space exploration?

H/T +Aaron G. 

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2014-10-24 02:19:53 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Sadly the app in question isn't available for Android before 2015.

#scanner   #AI  

___Sadly the app in question isn't available for Android before 2015.

#scanner   #AI  

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2014-10-24 02:19:53 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Sadly the app in question isn't available for Android before 2015.

#scanner   #AI  

___Sadly the app in question isn't available for Android before 2015.

#scanner   #AI  

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2014-10-24 00:42:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Wow, don't embarrass your employer on the Internet.  Also, try to be respectful of the events going on around you even if you are star-struck.

#selfie  

Wow, don't embarrass your employer on the Internet.  Also, try to be respectful of the events going on around you even if you are star-struck.

#selfie  ___

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