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Michael Babcock has been at 4 events

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Michael Babcock2,863IZOD Indycar Series, Firestone Indy Lights, Pro Mazda Championship, Cooper USF2000 Championship, Acura Sports Car Challenge, Stadium Super TrucksHonda Indy Toronto 2013 Race Day 22013-07-14 08:00:003  
Michael Babcock2,863IZOD Indycar Series, Firestone Indy Lights, Pro Mazda Championship, Cooper USF2000 Championship, Acura Sports Car Challenge, Stadium Super TrucksHonda Indy Toronto 2013 Race Day 12013-07-13 08:00:003  
Google Play8,143,568Google 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 01:00:006792  
London 20121,463,296The 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 now Tell 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 7.30pm On 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 20:30:004688  

Michael Babcock has been shared in 71 public circles

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Neil Bailey16,371If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next #Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately. Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#Pacific #Affairs #Background #Note #North #Korea #US #State #Department #Archived #original #Retrieved #Check #date #values #in #date= #help #His #Holinesss #Teachings #at #TCVA #Brief #Biography #Office #His #Holiness #Dalai #Lama #Dalailamacom #Archived #original #May #Retrieved 2015-04-22 10:02:17386211
steph “gingerninja” wanamaker114,172#followfriday  this is my canadian circle which was started by +Brian Buckley and I have added to it  if you are canadian and not in this let me know!2015-04-10 17:15:321748114
steph “gingerninja” wanamaker114,131my canadian circle  ! enjoy  +Curt Cranfield 2015-04-09 00:02:061751005
Simon Weiner5,2841.16 High Quality New Active Blood Circle. Enjoy:)#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles  #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2015-03-22 19:46:35499028
Timothy J. Holloway4,399"Canadians" I'm sharing all my circles publicly. This is one of them. Unfortunately, this circle is really 512 for me but only 500 of you have been shared. Which 12 have been cut is outside my knowledge and awareness....2015-01-03 02:42:44500203
Ercan Çakir4,538 #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles   #circleshare   #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle   #photography #photographer #bestphotographer   #topphotographer   #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome   #AwesomePeople   #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #weeklyreview #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday   #sh2015-01-02 11:55:5665000
Berry Canote5,939It has been a long while since I shared a circle. These are folks that I look forward to seeing their posts. I need to really add more folks to it as there are a lot of folks I interact with not in the circle.2015-01-01 16:56:50137101
Charles Strebor17,545Let's InteractThis circle consists of 23 people that have recently circled me that I have circled back - or the other way around.In this group of 23, there is interest to be found: a few artists and photographers, a heap of nerds and myriad lovers of science and science fiction but, generally, just lots of #GoodPeople.And beards - more than a few beards.Investigate what you find here - you might find a few new people for your G+ experience.#letsinteract #circleshare  #GoodPeople  2014-12-07 00:42:3623000
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 16:10:4715460657
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 15:57:39308968
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

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2015-04-19 16:26:40 (39 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

I downloaded the demo for The Crew on PS4 expecting a passable racing game with lots of missions but instead I got lots of missions, a huge map and the worst driving game experience to date.

You can't make a car racing game without decent car handling.

http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/the-crew

#games   #cars   #review  

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2015-04-20 13:17:05 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Here's hoping that having a "cop's cop" as the new police chief in #Toronto  doesn't lead to anything negative.

"Toronto’s next chief of police will be Mark Saunders, a veteran officer who will become the first black leader of the country's largest municipal force. [...] Saunders, 52, is viewed as a cop’s cop, having taken three decades to move through the ranks. He has headed up some of the toughest squads within it, including the homicide division, drug and gang units and the emergency task force."

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/mark-saunders-to-be-named-as-torontos-chief-of-police-sources/article24024948/

#police  

Most plusones: 23

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2015-04-19 16:26:40 (39 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

I downloaded the demo for The Crew on PS4 expecting a passable racing game with lots of missions but instead I got lots of missions, a huge map and the worst driving game experience to date.

You can't make a car racing game without decent car handling.

http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/the-crew

#games   #cars   #review  

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2015-04-26 16:20:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Putin always had an interesting read on history and justice...
#Ukraine #war 

Putin always had an interesting read on history and justice...
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2015-04-26 12:57:55 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I find it odd that our post-modern world wants to make men and women the same rather than equal.  The fact that mens' and womens' brains are slightly different (statistically) has been long-documented, but sadly we get all upset when someone mentions it.

That said, the guy in question is obviously being sexist and I don't think the overwhelmingly male interest in chess means women are at some innate disadvantage in the game, but rather that they just aren't as interested in the type of challenge in question.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/23/nigel-short-chess-men-women_n_7128204.html

+Natasha Babcock, you should up your game obviously ;-)

#science   #sexism   #chess  

I find it odd that our post-modern world wants to make men and women the same rather than equal.  The fact that mens' and womens' brains are slightly different (statistically) has been long-documented, but sadly we get all upset when someone mentions it.

That said, the guy in question is obviously being sexist and I don't think the overwhelmingly male interest in chess means women are at some innate disadvantage in the game, but rather that they just aren't as interested in the type of challenge in question.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/23/nigel-short-chess-men-women_n_7128204.html

+Natasha Babcock, you should up your game obviously ;-)

#science   #sexism   #chess  ___

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2015-04-25 19:05:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This is a cool (if woefully incomplete) overview of how F stops and other settings change your photos; http://lifehacker.com/how-aperture-shutter-speed-and-iso-affect-pictures-sh-1699204484

#photography   #howto   #infograph  

This is a cool (if woefully incomplete) overview of how F stops and other settings change your photos; http://lifehacker.com/how-aperture-shutter-speed-and-iso-affect-pictures-sh-1699204484

#photography   #howto   #infograph  ___

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2015-04-25 02:24:00 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

While in many ways I agree, I think the article is also short-sighted.  Below a certain age, children do in fact learn best by memorization; although teaching them to think properly should obviously be included.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/24/most-likely-to-succeed_n_7129926.html

#teaching   #education   #learning   #school  

While in many ways I agree, I think the article is also short-sighted.  Below a certain age, children do in fact learn best by memorization; although teaching them to think properly should obviously be included.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/24/most-likely-to-succeed_n_7129926.html

#teaching   #education   #learning   #school  ___

2015-04-24 01:06:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Ever wondered how much plastic is floating around in the water?
https://nowtoronto.com/news/lake-ontarios-plastic-soup/

How about "43,000 microplastic particles in every square kilometre of lake surface."

#earthday   #water   #pollution  

Ever wondered how much plastic is floating around in the water?
https://nowtoronto.com/news/lake-ontarios-plastic-soup/

How about "43,000 microplastic particles in every square kilometre of lake surface."

#earthday   #water   #pollution  ___

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2015-04-23 15:52:31 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Thinking of +Natasha Babcock who's sure she doesn't like #dogs.

___Thinking of +Natasha Babcock who's sure she doesn't like #dogs.

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2015-04-23 15:50:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

If you love #cars half as much as I do, you need to watch this video:
https://youtu.be/LJY63-G6B-4

He may not be the best videographer in the world, but watching almost 200 supercars pull away in a row is a stunning thing to watch.

#rumble   #driving  

If you love #cars half as much as I do, you need to watch this video:
https://youtu.be/LJY63-G6B-4

He may not be the best videographer in the world, but watching almost 200 supercars pull away in a row is a stunning thing to watch.

#rumble   #driving  ___

2015-04-23 13:42:45 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I've noticed this in the comments of many articles about Snowden, but it still makes my head spin; how can people be more upset at the whistle blower than the government who lied to them and perverted the power granted to them?

http://news.slashdot.org/story/15/04/23/023225/except-for-millennials-most-americans-dislike-snowden

#generationgap   #agevswisdom   #nsa   #spy  

I've noticed this in the comments of many articles about Snowden, but it still makes my head spin; how can people be more upset at the whistle blower than the government who lied to them and perverted the power granted to them?

http://news.slashdot.org/story/15/04/23/023225/except-for-millennials-most-americans-dislike-snowden

#generationgap   #agevswisdom   #nsa   #spy  ___

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2015-04-23 12:23:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Fantastic bit of physics here...
H/t to +John Bump​

#science #math #animation

The Brachistochrone
This animation is about one of the most significant problems in the history of mathematics: The Brachistochrone Challenge:

If a ball is to roll down a ramp which connects two points, what must be the shape of the ramp’s curve be, such that the descent time is a minimum?

Intuition says that it should be a straight line. That would minimize the distance, but the minimum time happens when the ramp curve is the one shown: a cycloid.

Johann Bernoulli posed the problem to the mathematicians of Europe in 1696, and ultimately, several found the solution. However, a new branch of mathematics, Calculus of Variations, had to be invented to deal with such problems. Today, calculus of variations is vital in Quantum Mechanics and other fields.

#physics   #mathematics___Fantastic bit of physics here...
H/t to +John Bump​

#science #math #animation

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2015-04-23 12:16:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Cool map of where the water flows in North America

In addition to a creek which flows to both the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, this post also links to a very clear map of North America's continental divides.  I'm always surprised by how little land area drains to the Great Lakes.

As a Coloradan the Moses-like powers of the Continental Divide were part of my education as a young boy.  "Where does the water go from here" has always been a natural curiosity.

http://mapoftheweek.blogspot.com/2014/06/continental-divide-interrupted.html
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/15/NorthAmerica-WaterDivides.png___Cool map of where the water flows in North America

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2015-04-23 04:11:12 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I'm betting that at least a few of the #makers  on my list would be highly annoyed by this: http://www.autoblog.com/2015/04/20/automakers-gearheads-car-repairs/

#cars   #diy   #gearhead  

I'm betting that at least a few of the #makers  on my list would be highly annoyed by this: http://www.autoblog.com/2015/04/20/automakers-gearheads-car-repairs/

#cars   #diy   #gearhead  ___

2015-04-23 03:53:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

We need far more limits on these kinds of over-zealous prosecutions of people who aren't doing any real harm.

http://news.slashdot.org/story/15/04/21/2154218/aarons-law-introduced-to-curb-overzealous-prosecutions-for-computer-crimes

#crime   #law   #suicide  

We need far more limits on these kinds of over-zealous prosecutions of people who aren't doing any real harm.

http://news.slashdot.org/story/15/04/21/2154218/aarons-law-introduced-to-curb-overzealous-prosecutions-for-computer-crimes

#crime   #law   #suicide  ___

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2015-04-23 03:18:37 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

If you're a good #programmer, you want to check out this ad...

This made my night.___If you're a good #programmer, you want to check out this ad...

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2015-04-23 00:47:02 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I've been known to make fun of Americans for their ridiculous safety rules but sadly this one's in Canada: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-girl-told-to-stop-reading-book-by-school-bus-driver-1.3043652

#booksaredangerous   #reading   #school   #thinkofthechildren  

I've been known to make fun of Americans for their ridiculous safety rules but sadly this one's in Canada: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-girl-told-to-stop-reading-book-by-school-bus-driver-1.3043652

#booksaredangerous   #reading   #school   #thinkofthechildren  ___

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2015-04-23 00:27:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

My daughter playing DiRT3 TRAILBLAZER FINLAND: https://youtu.be/3TNPGg4CDcw

Not bad for thirteen... +Natasha Babcock​

My daughter playing DiRT3 TRAILBLAZER FINLAND: https://youtu.be/3TNPGg4CDcw

Not bad for thirteen... +Natasha Babcock​___

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2015-04-23 00:25:12 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I find it interesting how different this feels from the American #military recruitment ads on TV. What do you think?
#propaganda #Canada 

I find it interesting how different this feels from the American #military recruitment ads on TV. What do you think?
#propaganda #Canada ___

2015-04-21 18:24:53 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Which of these "best cars nobody buys" would you purchase, or have you bought?

http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/g6262/10-best-cars-nobody-buys/

#cars   #review  

Which of these "best cars nobody buys" would you purchase, or have you bought?

http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/g6262/10-best-cars-nobody-buys/

#cars   #review  ___

2015-04-21 02:04:57 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Finally watching Watchmen the movie; best line in the whole film is "I'm not locked in here with you, you're locked in here with me."

#DCComics  

Finally watching Watchmen the movie; best line in the whole film is "I'm not locked in here with you, you're locked in here with me."

#DCComics  ___

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2015-04-20 13:17:05 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Here's hoping that having a "cop's cop" as the new police chief in #Toronto  doesn't lead to anything negative.

"Toronto’s next chief of police will be Mark Saunders, a veteran officer who will become the first black leader of the country's largest municipal force. [...] Saunders, 52, is viewed as a cop’s cop, having taken three decades to move through the ranks. He has headed up some of the toughest squads within it, including the homicide division, drug and gang units and the emergency task force."

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/mark-saunders-to-be-named-as-torontos-chief-of-police-sources/article24024948/

#police  

Here's hoping that having a "cop's cop" as the new police chief in #Toronto  doesn't lead to anything negative.

"Toronto’s next chief of police will be Mark Saunders, a veteran officer who will become the first black leader of the country's largest municipal force. [...] Saunders, 52, is viewed as a cop’s cop, having taken three decades to move through the ranks. He has headed up some of the toughest squads within it, including the homicide division, drug and gang units and the emergency task force."

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/mark-saunders-to-be-named-as-torontos-chief-of-police-sources/article24024948/

#police  ___

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2015-04-20 12:45:23 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

This is exactly how I feel when people are #smoking in public doorways...

Hell yeah that's my girl!___This is exactly how I feel when people are #smoking in public doorways...

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2015-04-20 12:43:26 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Too funny, and so true...

___Too funny, and so true...

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2015-04-19 18:45:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I have considered switching away from dnscache (part of djbdns) for a few years now because of IP6 and DNSSEC but every time I consider it I realize how much more unnecessarily complex its replacements are; http://www.tecmint.com/setup-dns-cache-server-in-centos-7/

#dns   #Unix   #software   #sysadmin  

I have considered switching away from dnscache (part of djbdns) for a few years now because of IP6 and DNSSEC but every time I consider it I realize how much more unnecessarily complex its replacements are; http://www.tecmint.com/setup-dns-cache-server-in-centos-7/

#dns   #Unix   #software   #sysadmin  ___

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2015-04-19 16:26:40 (39 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

I downloaded the demo for The Crew on PS4 expecting a passable racing game with lots of missions but instead I got lots of missions, a huge map and the worst driving game experience to date.

You can't make a car racing game without decent car handling.

http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/the-crew

#games   #cars   #review  

I downloaded the demo for The Crew on PS4 expecting a passable racing game with lots of missions but instead I got lots of missions, a huge map and the worst driving game experience to date.

You can't make a car racing game without decent car handling.

http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/the-crew

#games   #cars   #review  ___

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2015-04-19 13:41:33 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

More and more traffic circles are being built here and very few people ever learned how to use them properly in drivers' education.

#driving   #cars  

So many people need to watch this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wIoR7fpPJM___More and more traffic circles are being built here and very few people ever learned how to use them properly in drivers' education.

#driving   #cars  

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2015-04-19 12:25:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

You have to love some of the amazing #inventions of the past that never got tested by their inventors.

Harrison was eventually awarded a considerable sum of money for his efforts and he died a rich man. Not long before his death, however, he produced a book in which he lambasted some of his rivals and proclaimed that he could build a timepiece for use on land that was more accurate than any built by his rivals. This machine – which would have a large pendulum arc, relatively light bob, and a recoil grasshopper escapement – would be able to keep time to within a second over 100 days (though it would need to be wound regularly).___You have to love some of the amazing #inventions of the past that never got tested by their inventors.

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2015-04-19 02:18:57 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Should we really be destroying a child's life even further when they do stupid self-destructive things?  Talk to your kids about not sharing nude photos of themselves on the Internet too.

http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/mobile/police-investigating-child-porn-complaints-at-wrdsb-schools-1.2329115

#Internet   #Safety   #thinkofthechildren  

Should we really be destroying a child's life even further when they do stupid self-destructive things?  Talk to your kids about not sharing nude photos of themselves on the Internet too.

http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/mobile/police-investigating-child-porn-complaints-at-wrdsb-schools-1.2329115

#Internet   #Safety   #thinkofthechildren  ___

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2015-04-16 19:55:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

This is pretty cool: Google's Android #search now pulls content from apps you haven't installed http://www.engadget.com/2015/04/16/google-android-search-app-install/ via Engadget Android

This is pretty cool: Google's Android #search now pulls content from apps you haven't installed http://www.engadget.com/2015/04/16/google-android-search-app-install/ via Engadget Android___

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2015-04-15 21:11:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

A beautiful combination of sun, ice and shadows.
#photography #nature 

A beautiful combination of sun, ice and shadows.
#photography #nature ___

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2015-04-14 19:31:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Some excellent #photography  fundamentals for everyone:
https://youtu.be/7ZVyNjKSr0M

Some excellent #photography  fundamentals for everyone:
https://youtu.be/7ZVyNjKSr0M___

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2015-04-14 02:05:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Cute dogs wanted to play and the cat wanted to be left alone ...

Cute dogs wanted to play and the cat wanted to be left alone ...___

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2015-04-14 00:44:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

A little downtown back alley here in #Peterborough  
#panorama   #mobilephoto  

A little downtown back alley here in #Peterborough  
#panorama   #mobilephoto  ___

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2015-04-14 00:43:23 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Its spring, honest ... 
#Canada   #water   #snow  

Its spring, honest ... 
#Canada   #water   #snow  ___

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2015-04-14 00:42:24 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Week 3 of the new bird feeder -- only a few have discovered it so far.

Week 3 of the new bird feeder -- only a few have discovered it so far.___

2015-04-13 14:49:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Dear #Canada  get your open letters to the #CRTC  started; they're going to do public consultation on Canadian Internet access this fall.  My primary concern is once again bandwidth caps.

http://www.ecanadanow.com/crtc-to-have-public-hearing-on-issues-with-canadian-internet-service/93722/

#regulation

Dear #Canada  get your open letters to the #CRTC  started; they're going to do public consultation on Canadian Internet access this fall.  My primary concern is once again bandwidth caps.

http://www.ecanadanow.com/crtc-to-have-public-hearing-on-issues-with-canadian-internet-service/93722/

#regulation___

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2015-04-11 14:25:18 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I want that one-wheel motorcycle ... although I suspect flat tires would be a huge pain to repair.

#history   #photography  

Some are very interesting.___I want that one-wheel motorcycle ... although I suspect flat tires would be a huge pain to repair.

#history   #photography  

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2015-04-11 14:21:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I find this absolutely fascinating: http://rt.com/news/248473-transplant-head-body-canavero/

Of course, I also have visions of a post-apocalyptic future where the poor are forced to surrender their bodies to the rich for rejuvenation, or where a person mentally rejects the new body because of the trauma of looking in the mirror and seeing someone else's body.

#science   #medicine  

I find this absolutely fascinating: http://rt.com/news/248473-transplant-head-body-canavero/

Of course, I also have visions of a post-apocalyptic future where the poor are forced to surrender their bodies to the rich for rejuvenation, or where a person mentally rejects the new body because of the trauma of looking in the mirror and seeing someone else's body.

#science   #medicine  ___

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2015-04-08 16:09:06 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Gotta give the guy credit, this is kinda cool: https://store.randpaul.com/index.php/accessories/nsa-spy-cam-blocker.html

#webcam   #security  

Gotta give the guy credit, this is kinda cool: https://store.randpaul.com/index.php/accessories/nsa-spy-cam-blocker.html

#webcam   #security  ___

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2015-04-08 15:39:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

The scariest part of this article for me was contained in these two paragraphs:

"Regulation of the supplements industry has long been contentious. Under a 1994 law, supplements are exempt from the rigorous oversight applied to prescription drugs and medical devices. They do not have to undergo federal reviews of their safety or effectiveness before they are sold to the public, and as a result tainted supplements are usually pulled from the market only after consumers are harmed."

"Under federal law, dietary supplements — with some exceptions — can contain only ingredients that are part of the food supply or that were already on the market before 1994."

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/07/study-warns-of-diet-supplement-dangers-kept-quiet-by-f-d-a/

Also thank-you to the Canadian inspection agency who actually published the names of thevio... more »

The scariest part of this article for me was contained in these two paragraphs:

"Regulation of the supplements industry has long been contentious. Under a 1994 law, supplements are exempt from the rigorous oversight applied to prescription drugs and medical devices. They do not have to undergo federal reviews of their safety or effectiveness before they are sold to the public, and as a result tainted supplements are usually pulled from the market only after consumers are harmed."

"Under federal law, dietary supplements — with some exceptions — can contain only ingredients that are part of the food supply or that were already on the market before 1994."

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/07/study-warns-of-diet-supplement-dangers-kept-quiet-by-f-d-a/

Also thank-you to the Canadian inspection agency who actually published the names of the violators unlike the FDA.

#diet   #health   #FDA   #safety  ___

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2015-04-05 20:57:40 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I agree with this point...

The problem is that we need some size-positive terms or else we go back to having the #fashion industry dictate the rules again.

#women #beauty 

I agree with this point...

The problem is that we need some size-positive terms or else we go back to having the #fashion industry dictate the rules again.

#women #beauty ___

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2015-04-05 20:48:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

It's too bad we reward convictions and not justice... 

It's too bad we reward convictions and not justice... ___

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2015-04-03 23:59:56 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Now that's interesting...
#opensource #software #Microsoft 

Now that's interesting...
#opensource #software #Microsoft ___

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2015-04-03 12:38:59 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Sounds about right...

"There’s No Correlation Between a College Degree and Coding Ability" I find absolutely nothing surprising about this. ___Sounds about right...

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2015-04-01 15:25:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

The prices I've paid for gas in the last year...
The app is called aCar fyi

#gasprice 

The prices I've paid for gas in the last year...
The app is called aCar fyi

#gasprice ___

2015-03-31 20:31:34 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This year my car is wearing out and I'm considering my options. As a very tall man, finding a vehicle that physically fits is difficult to say the least, making it affordable as well is a real pain.
Due to gas prices and my driving habits I've been looking at the +Chevrolet​ #Volt as a possibility but I can't find any in stock to test drive nearby. No wonder they're not selling well... Sigh.
#Green #driving #cars 

This year my car is wearing out and I'm considering my options. As a very tall man, finding a vehicle that physically fits is difficult to say the least, making it affordable as well is a real pain.
Due to gas prices and my driving habits I've been looking at the +Chevrolet​ #Volt as a possibility but I can't find any in stock to test drive nearby. No wonder they're not selling well... Sigh.
#Green #driving #cars ___

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2015-03-31 17:20:24 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Honestly, the quality difference is so slight as to be insignificant for most people -- in fact, I didn't actually care about the quality difference I heard (and couldn't hear any real difference on several tracks).
#hifi   #audio   #music  

Honestly, the quality difference is so slight as to be insignificant for most people -- in fact, I didn't actually care about the quality difference I heard (and couldn't hear any real difference on several tracks).
#hifi   #audio   #music  ___

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2015-03-30 19:33:24 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

A little home #chemistry will explain that hardened separated honey in your pantry ...

H/T +Amanda Park 

#food   #science  

Know the difference. ___A little home #chemistry will explain that hardened separated honey in your pantry ...

H/T +Amanda Park 

#food   #science  

2015-03-30 14:57:07 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I was looking for an exciting new game to play and it was a toss-up between Dying Light and Bloodborne.  I ended up settling on Dying Light just last night and have a couple first impressions.

First of all, the graphics are beautiful and the environments are rich and make great eye candy.  That said, the unplayable intro is irritating, and despite wanting to know how the story starts, I almost skipped it a few times just because it wouldn't involve me.

I don't mind unplayable cut-scenes where there's no action going on (Metal Gear and Final Fantasy come to mind) but that intro fight scene and the looking around while falling were frustrating to say the least.

That said, it looks good and I'm sure it will keep me going for a while ...

#review   #gaming   #ps4  +WBGAMES 

I was looking for an exciting new game to play and it was a toss-up between Dying Light and Bloodborne.  I ended up settling on Dying Light just last night and have a couple first impressions.

First of all, the graphics are beautiful and the environments are rich and make great eye candy.  That said, the unplayable intro is irritating, and despite wanting to know how the story starts, I almost skipped it a few times just because it wouldn't involve me.

I don't mind unplayable cut-scenes where there's no action going on (Metal Gear and Final Fantasy come to mind) but that intro fight scene and the looking around while falling were frustrating to say the least.

That said, it looks good and I'm sure it will keep me going for a while ...

#review   #gaming   #ps4  +WBGAMES ___

2015-03-24 14:17:15 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

This is an incredibly disturbing story for anyone who knows someone or values those who serve their country in this capacity; the IS has released personal details on numerous US service personnel to assist in having them killed: http://tech.slashdot.org/story/15/03/22/1540241/islamic-state-doxes-us-soldiers-airmen-calls-on-supporters-to-kill-them

I would argue this release qualifies more as terrorism than any eventual attempted killings.

#soldiers #USA #terrorism  

This is an incredibly disturbing story for anyone who knows someone or values those who serve their country in this capacity; the IS has released personal details on numerous US service personnel to assist in having them killed: http://tech.slashdot.org/story/15/03/22/1540241/islamic-state-doxes-us-soldiers-airmen-calls-on-supporters-to-kill-them

I would argue this release qualifies more as terrorism than any eventual attempted killings.

#soldiers #USA #terrorism  ___

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2015-03-24 12:14:11 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

The contribution of people who were deemed second class is much appreciated. It's a good thing the women of math and science persevered in spite of wrong headedness.

Happy birthday Emmy Noether

Today we commemorate the birthday of Amalie Emmy Noether. Emmy Noether was born to a Jewish family in the Bavarian town of Erlangen; her father was mathematician Max Noether. Emmy originally planned to teach French and English after passing the required examinations, but instead studied mathematics at the University of Erlangen, where her father lectured. She is renowned for her groundbreaking contributions to abstract algebra and theoretical physics. She revolutionized the theories of rings, fields, and algebras, and top notch pioneers in their fields such as Pavel Alexandrov, Albert Einstein, Jean Dieudonné, Hermann Weyl, et al. described her as the most important woman in the history of mathematics.
In my opinion, in physics the most important discovery of her's is the one-to-one correspondence between continuous symmetries on one side and conserved quantities on the other side -- Noether's theorem. It is a deep physical insight whose origin and meaning became clear later in quantum mechanics, where conserved quantities generate the symmetry transformations. Now, you may have thought many a times as to what is "Energy". The answer lies in Noether's theorem. The time evolution in quantum mechanics is governed by the Hamiltonian trough the time evolution operator U= exp (iHt). Noether's theorem again show us that there is a relationship between Energy (Through the Hamiltonian) and system's time evolution. Or in other words, Noether's theorem guarantees that there's a number that's conserved whenever there's time translational symmetry, or in other words the quantity whose conservation law can be derived from the time-translation symmetry is referred to as energy. From spatial translations, one obtains the momentum; from spatial rotations, one can derive the components of the angular momentum; Galilean or Lorentz symmetries are linked to the constant velocity of the center of mass, so on and so forth. Here's a note I wrote on Noether's theorem. 
Around 1915 when David Hilbert and Felix Klein wanted her to be a Privatdozent in Göttingen, there was some opposition. A female teacher would be viewed as a humiliating experience for the chauvinistic society! However, she spent four years lecturing under Hilbert's name. Her habilitation was approved in 1919, allowing her to obtain the rank of Privatdozent. Noether was an excellent teacher and never claimed credit for work she wouldn't deserve. Unfortunately one of her students, Werner Weber, later helped Adolf Hitler to get rid of her in 1933. She moved to Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. Even there she had to face the "prevalent" male chauvinism.
Contributions and Publications by Emmy Noether: http://bit.ly/cR6pIm
A very good article on Emmy Noether from Wikipedia (This happens to be today's featured article in Wikipedia): http://bit.ly/12bhAy Noether's application for admission to the University of Erlangen and three curricula vitae. The first of these is in Emmy Noether's own handwriting (In German): http://bit.ly/9L80ip
Some memories of Noether: http://bit.ly/1eBc6UA Here's an important paper showing the importance of Noether's work: http://arxiv.org/pdf/physics/9807044v2.pdf
And, here's translation of Noether's Theorems in English: http://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0503066
Sadly, male chauvinism still exists in many parts of the world, because of which many potential "could be" Noether are denied education. And its a matter of shame that Noether was also a victim of sexism, like many others. In spite of that, against all odds, she made remarkable contributions in the "magnanimous" world of Mathematics, and Theoretical Physics.
Image Courtesy: Pioneering Women Of Physics  http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/news/pioneering-women-physics

#EmmyNoether #mathematics   #physics   #happybirthday  ___The contribution of people who were deemed second class is much appreciated. It's a good thing the women of math and science persevered in spite of wrong headedness.

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