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Michael Babcock has been at 2 events

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Google Play5,361,738Google 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 01:00:006807G+
London 20121,477,549The 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 20:30:004700G+

Michael Babcock has been shared in 65 public circles

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hoang thao0We are funny circle :))2014-06-04 02:38:49171102CC G+
steph wanamaker101,611#followfriday  this is my canadian circle!2014-04-11 20:22:2818340446CC G+
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 23:50:38107028CC G+
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 14:18:221042110CC G+
Backup of Serendipity Diamonds0Great #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircles well worth adding and sharing.2013-09-05 14:25:03172112CC G+
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 08:16:4749421429CC G+
steph wanamaker82,635#followfriday  here is my awesome men who comment circle  freshly curated2013-07-19 16:10:4715463660CC G+
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 02:16:17496300CC G+
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 06:43:023024213CC G+
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 14:58:48316644CC G+
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 11:23:44245206CC G+
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 21:19:56316212CC G+
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 15:57:393081168CC G+
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 14:05:592751337CC G+
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 07:15:50257003CC G+
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 06:26:433277010CC G+
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 04:23:1442210216CC G+
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 20:33:1441920625CC G+
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 15:16:36246103CC G+
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 15:53:26287703062CC G+
Brunner Nathan0Some 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 18:03:5327515317CC G+
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 14:55:00487401CC G+
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 01:31:003361728CC G+
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 14:11:37275933482CC G+
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 17:16:3449110111CC G+
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 16:24:4240112514CC G+
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 13:52:172561193675CC G+
Michael Erwin167An ever growing circle of fellow Canadians. Add yourself and share along if you want to connect with Canucks everywhere.2012-10-14 16:56:08470606CC G+
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 17:20:45500736CC G+
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 16:17:243968615CC G+
Erin Burrell2,856Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian Plussers #sharedcircles   #Canadian  2012-10-06 12:24:3543018017CC G+
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 16:40:323785617CC G+
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 16:24:58318559CC G+
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 17:06:583073710CC G+
Madjid Boukri0Canadian 'Polar' Circle updateUpdated on *Google+ Shared Circles" http://bit.ly/KxclRuHuge database of circles created by Chris Porter2012-09-07 14:14:30466162CC G+
Dave Levine (Sex Toy Dave)1,829This 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 17:57:06332413042CC G+
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 21:32:062942815CC G+
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 18:16:4230816322CC G+
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 09:36:4742910012CC G+
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 23:13:0142715410CC G+
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 21:28:44281746CC G+
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 00:27:372314368CC G+
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 19:48:552847614CC G+
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 23:54:124301015CC G+
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 21:44:244729327CC G+
Madjid Boukri0Canadian 'Polar' Circle updatedUpdated on *Google+ Shared Circles" http://bit.ly/KxclRuHuge database of circles created by Chris Porter2012-07-14 15:47:57390403CC G+
Erin Burrell1,609In honour of Canada Day!  Circle these amazing Canadians!2012-07-02 00:08:39500637CC G+
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 18:59:044051512CC G+
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 22:23:21401569CC G+
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 11:55:37131014CC G+

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2014-08-07 00:25:13 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

While I have problems with companies claiming technological achievements that aren't in fact true (like most last-gen cross-platform games not actually running at 720p on consoles), I have a hard time justifying a class-action lawsuit over a $50 purchase.  I'd be tempted to return the game at retail, or contact the BBB instead.

#lawsuit   #videogame   #technology  

Most reshares: 11

2014-08-25 15:56:11 (4 comments, 11 reshares, 33 +1s)

If, like most people you believe that Python classes are just like classes in C++ or any other language, think again ...

#programming   #OOP  

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2014-08-25 15:56:11 (4 comments, 11 reshares, 33 +1s)

If, like most people you believe that Python classes are just like classes in C++ or any other language, think again ...

#programming   #OOP  

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2014-08-31 21:14:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Do you have a favourite #marinara recipe?

#food #Italian #cooking

Do you have a favourite #marinara recipe?

#food #Italian #cooking___

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2014-08-31 14:48:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

You are not a sheep, or are you? 

You are not a sheep, or are you? ___

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2014-08-31 03:22:41 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Ugh, blogging platforms.  I've been so frustrated with them the last year or two that I've almost exclusively posted here instead ... which isn't optimal but its still true.

I want a decent platform I can install on my own servers and use as a full website content system and for random postings with good tag/context management, integration with comment/sharing systems and not written in PHP (alas).

Some of the highest recommended systems are for blog-only writers like these http://mashable.com/2014/05/09/16-minimalist-blogging-platforms/ including Ghost written in Node.js but I want those extra CMS features too.

Presently I have a custom-written Zope2-based site that's getting long in the tooth. If you maintain a website with content other than a blog, what do you use?

#blogging   #CMS   #website   #hosting  

Ugh, blogging platforms.  I've been so frustrated with them the last year or two that I've almost exclusively posted here instead ... which isn't optimal but its still true.

I want a decent platform I can install on my own servers and use as a full website content system and for random postings with good tag/context management, integration with comment/sharing systems and not written in PHP (alas).

Some of the highest recommended systems are for blog-only writers like these http://mashable.com/2014/05/09/16-minimalist-blogging-platforms/ including Ghost written in Node.js but I want those extra CMS features too.

Presently I have a custom-written Zope2-based site that's getting long in the tooth. If you maintain a website with content other than a blog, what do you use?

#blogging   #CMS   #website   #hosting  ___

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2014-08-31 01:13:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Just played as the #3 music video of all time by #MuchMusic  ...

M.I.A. - Bad Girls

#badgirls   #music   #MIA  

Just played as the #3 music video of all time by #MuchMusic  ...

M.I.A. - Bad Girls

#badgirls   #music   #MIA  ___

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2014-08-30 23:10:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Very interesting little #history of insane #asylums in Ontario...
#medicine 

Very interesting little #history of insane #asylums in Ontario...
#medicine ___

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2014-08-29 19:28:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

I'm sad to see that http://freecode.com/ has gone static and is now stale.  FreeCode and previously freshmeat were a fantastic way to look up software for *nix systems across a wide variety of hosts.  I followed new releases of favourite packages there without signing up for dozens of individual sites' mailing lists and could see how popular those projects were at a glance.  It didn't matter if a project was self-hosted or on sourceforge or github, they could all be found on freecode ... until June (sorry I'm just noticing now).

#software   #freesoftware   #linux   #nostalgia  

I'm sad to see that http://freecode.com/ has gone static and is now stale.  FreeCode and previously freshmeat were a fantastic way to look up software for *nix systems across a wide variety of hosts.  I followed new releases of favourite packages there without signing up for dozens of individual sites' mailing lists and could see how popular those projects were at a glance.  It didn't matter if a project was self-hosted or on sourceforge or github, they could all be found on freecode ... until June (sorry I'm just noticing now).

#software   #freesoftware   #linux   #nostalgia  ___

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2014-08-29 17:37:28 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

I was just browsing robot vacuums again and wondered if Google and Nest will get into this game... Surely there's room for Google's excellent robot navigating experience and Nest's user friendly interface design abilities in this space...

#robotics #homeautomation #lazy 

I was just browsing robot vacuums again and wondered if Google and Nest will get into this game... Surely there's room for Google's excellent robot navigating experience and Nest's user friendly interface design abilities in this space...

#robotics #homeautomation #lazy ___

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2014-08-29 15:51:51 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

At first glance, $1000 is a lot of cash for a head-mounted display, but when you realize what you're replacing -- a full HD  #3D screen and sound system -- its actually quite reasonable, so long as you don't intend to have friends over to watch the big game :)

#3dglasses   #Sony   #HMD  

At first glance, $1000 is a lot of cash for a head-mounted display, but when you realize what you're replacing -- a full HD  #3D screen and sound system -- its actually quite reasonable, so long as you don't intend to have friends over to watch the big game :)

#3dglasses   #Sony   #HMD  ___

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2014-08-29 15:38:55 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

This is what a lot of contract coding feels like, whether it is a #website or a piece of #software.  People ask me all the time why I don't do more web work ... this is the answer.

http://www.geekhumr.com/
#programming   #bugs   #coding   #true   #truestory   #lol   #funny  ___This is what a lot of contract coding feels like, whether it is a #website or a piece of #software.  People ask me all the time why I don't do more web work ... this is the answer.

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2014-08-29 15:37:01 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

This is one of those "why didn't they think of that sooner?" #engineering situations: http://www.gizmag.com/deep-flight-dragon-personal-submarine/33535/

A #submersible that is always positively buoyant and stays underwater similarly to how an aircraft stays in the air ... rather than how a hot air balloon does (which is how current submersibles effectively work).

This is one of those "why didn't they think of that sooner?" #engineering situations: http://www.gizmag.com/deep-flight-dragon-personal-submarine/33535/

A #submersible that is always positively buoyant and stays underwater similarly to how an aircraft stays in the air ... rather than how a hot air balloon does (which is how current submersibles effectively work).___

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2014-08-29 13:58:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

I think this quote sums up the video for me:

"I don't like the attitude of the cops in that video. Even if they were going after someone who's actually done something it seems like they could be more professional [...] I would not want to hire these guys to provide security in my community." - barnes53

I have issues with the #police being so easily duped in the first place, but the actual behaviour of the officers matters even more.

"KOOTRA SWATTED FULL VIDEO" "Member of Creatures" "Littleton Swatt video" "The creatures swatted"

See comments here:
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/08/popular-gamers-real-life-swat-raid-livestreamed-on-twitch/

#swat #gaming #prank  

I think this quote sums up the video for me:

"I don't like the attitude of the cops in that video. Even if they were going after someone who's actually done something it seems like they could be more professional [...] I would not want to hire these guys to provide security in my community." - barnes53

I have issues with the #police being so easily duped in the first place, but the actual behaviour of the officers matters even more.

"KOOTRA SWATTED FULL VIDEO" "Member of Creatures" "Littleton Swatt video" "The creatures swatted"

See comments here:
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/08/popular-gamers-real-life-swat-raid-livestreamed-on-twitch/

#swat #gaming #prank  ___

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2014-08-28 16:24:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

I remember the beautiful white Barbados #beaches still.

Crane Beach,Barbados___I remember the beautiful white Barbados #beaches still.

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2014-08-28 13:10:48 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

For all the time I've spent reading about strange things in the world, I'm surprised I've never heard of death valley's "sailing stones" -- but they've now been explained: http://www.engadget.com/2014/08/28/death-valley-sailing-stones-gps-time-lapse-video

#nature   #impossible   #mystery  

For all the time I've spent reading about strange things in the world, I'm surprised I've never heard of death valley's "sailing stones" -- but they've now been explained: http://www.engadget.com/2014/08/28/death-valley-sailing-stones-gps-time-lapse-video

#nature   #impossible   #mystery  ___

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2014-08-28 03:25:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

For everyone who doesn't understand the Netflix bandwidth ISP issue and why we need regulations to make them behave...

[The following conversation couldn't happen because phone service is a common carrier.  However, internet service does not have common carrier status, and this conversation happens between ISPs and internet businesses such as Netflix.  It also so happens that those same ISPs are often cable providers and direct competitors to Netflix.  Also, dogs can't talk on the telephone, at least, not like this.]

Phone:  Ring, Ring!

Dog:  Hello, this is Dog.

Phone Company:  Hi Dog.  This is the phone company.  We see you've been calling a lot of people in our service area.

Dog:  Yes, Dog have many friends.  Dog talk to friends a lot.

Phone Company:  Well, Dog, all those calls are clogging up our network, and making things slower for other people.  It's costing us a lot of money.

Dog:  That a shame.  Is Dog behind on phone bill?  Dog try very hard to pay bills on time.

Phone Company:  No, no, Dog.  We're not you're phone company, we're their phone company.

Dog:  Oh, so Dog's friends not paying bill?  

Phone Company:  No, they are paying their bills too.

Dog:  So everyone happy and friends!  Yay!

Phone Company:  No Dog.  We're not happy.

Dog:  Oh that sad.  So very sad.  If you not happy, Dog not happy.  What Phone Company not happy about?

Phone Company:  We're not happy that there's so much traffic on our network that comes from you.   We would hate for your phone calls to go badly.

Dog:  Go badly how?

Phone Company:  Oh, you know -- poor quality, lots of dropout.  Or just awkward pauses.  All those calls you make put quite a strain on our wires.

Dog:  That bad ok.  Dog likes barks to be clear and immediate.  So do Dog's friends.

Phone Company:  And to make sure that that happens, you need to pay us for special treatment of your phone calls.  

Dog:  Dog just simple dog and not understand.   I pay my phone company, right?

Phone Company:  Yes, you do.

Dog:  And dogs friends pay Phone Company, right?

Phone Company:  Uh, yes, but ...

Dog:  (continuing doggedly)  So if Phone company have problem carrying traffic maybe Phone Company should get more wires and switchy-thingies to provide better service to their customers, who really like talking to Dog.

Phone Company:  Oh Dog, there are complicated technical reasons that we just can't do it.  It's prohibitively expensive for one.

Dog:  That not what people Phone Company buy services from say...

Phone Company:  Now see here Dog, we are aware that all those people you call pay you to call them. 

Dog:  (with a joyful bark)  Yes!  We love each other so much!

Phone Company:  And they'd stop doing that if the calls couldn't go through or sounded terrible, right?

Dog:  Oh yes, that true.

Phone Company:  So you better give us a piece of your action, or you will be a Very Bad Dog with no friends at all.

Dog:  (sad puppy eyes)___For everyone who doesn't understand the Netflix bandwidth ISP issue and why we need regulations to make them behave...

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2014-08-28 03:20:51 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)

Gotta say I've felt this way before ...

This___Gotta say I've felt this way before ...

2014-08-27 15:21:53 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Gun culture in America, a public health crisis? 

Gun culture in America, a public health crisis? ___

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2014-08-27 15:06:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Children can be inspiring in interesting ways...

This is a story about my 4yo daughter's leap of faith encouraged me to take some leaps of my own. ___Children can be inspiring in interesting ways...

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2014-08-26 11:56:34 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Ever wondered how hot those rear tires get on an #F1 car?

Doing donuts in a Formula 1 car is already pretty cool, so it's not surprising that looking at it in infrared is even cooler.

Red Bull Racing's RB8 Tearing it Up in Infrared

#F1   #Formula1   #GIF   #Donut   #ThermalCam  Via +Industry Tap +Digg ___Ever wondered how hot those rear tires get on an #F1 car?

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2014-08-26 03:48:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Its all your brain's fault ... or it was, when you were a child!

http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/08/why-do-humans-grow-so-slowly-blame-brain

#growth   #children   #biology  

Its all your brain's fault ... or it was, when you were a child!

http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/08/why-do-humans-grow-so-slowly-blame-brain

#growth   #children   #biology  ___

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2014-08-25 18:02:20 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

There's an interesting (and very short) article on Maclean's magazine's website about the ALS ice bucket challenge that mirrors many of my sentiments about the issue and a similar discussion was had on CBC a few weeks ago.

http://www.macleans.ca/society/health/why-the-ice-bucket-challenge-is-bad-for-you/ (the title is misleading and stupid though).

Basically, people put too little thought into their charitable giving on average. Why did $70M get donated to a disease that only 30,000 Americans have? Because of a fun online video they saw and were guilted into doing themselves. Not because they sat down and said "this is money that I should give to ALS awareness instead of (for instance) Rheumatoid Arthritis, from which over 1.5 million people suffer." 

Donating just because of a social virus is a horrible reason to donate to anything; people... more »

There's an interesting (and very short) article on Maclean's magazine's website about the ALS ice bucket challenge that mirrors many of my sentiments about the issue and a similar discussion was had on CBC a few weeks ago.

http://www.macleans.ca/society/health/why-the-ice-bucket-challenge-is-bad-for-you/ (the title is misleading and stupid though).

Basically, people put too little thought into their charitable giving on average. Why did $70M get donated to a disease that only 30,000 Americans have? Because of a fun online video they saw and were guilted into doing themselves. Not because they sat down and said "this is money that I should give to ALS awareness instead of (for instance) Rheumatoid Arthritis, from which over 1.5 million people suffer." 

Donating just because of a social virus is a horrible reason to donate to anything; people should be slightly more investigative and give their money as they can where its needed and do a little research. If they give $10 or $100 to this, will they also give $10 or $100 to the 16 million children living in food-deprived homes in the US?

What are your thoughts on social viruses like this?

#charity   #money   #donate   #society  ___

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2014-08-25 17:35:40 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

Happy birthday to #Linux ... 

#Linux #LinusTorvalds #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #GNU___Happy birthday to #Linux ... 

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2014-08-25 17:29:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Pay what you like for The WILDsound FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival at The Carlton Cinemas in #Toronto.

Showcasing "the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format. "

http://www.wildsound.ca/torontofilmfestivals.html

#film   #cinema   #arts   #entertainment  

Pay what you like for The WILDsound FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival at The Carlton Cinemas in #Toronto.

Showcasing "the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format. "

http://www.wildsound.ca/torontofilmfestivals.html

#film   #cinema   #arts   #entertainment  ___

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2014-08-25 16:51:22 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

I'm thinking I should convert to IPv6 as my default addressing system at home soon.  Make sure my machines come up with it enabled, that they can talk to each other and that DNS works properly at least ... the future is very past-due.

Photo credit: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/solutions/Enterprise/Campus/CampIPv6.html

#ipv6   #networking   #computers  

I'm thinking I should convert to IPv6 as my default addressing system at home soon.  Make sure my machines come up with it enabled, that they can talk to each other and that DNS works properly at least ... the future is very past-due.

Photo credit: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/solutions/Enterprise/Campus/CampIPv6.html

#ipv6   #networking   #computers  ___

2014-08-25 15:56:11 (4 comments, 11 reshares, 33 +1s)

If, like most people you believe that Python classes are just like classes in C++ or any other language, think again ...

#programming   #OOP  

If, like most people you believe that Python classes are just like classes in C++ or any other language, think again ...

#programming   #OOP  ___

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2014-08-25 15:21:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Will you be checking out the five visible planets this month in the sky?

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/visible-planets-tonight-mars-jupiter-venus-saturn-mercury

#astronomy   #science   #stargazing  

Will you be checking out the five visible planets this month in the sky?

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/visible-planets-tonight-mars-jupiter-venus-saturn-mercury

#astronomy   #science   #stargazing  ___

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2014-08-22 19:02:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

I find it somewhat entertaining that a #videogame screenshot wasn't noticed for what it really is on the news sooner:

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/metal-gear-solid-5-screenshot-used-in-interview-on/1100-6421193/

#MGS   #MetalGear   #graphics  

I find it somewhat entertaining that a #videogame screenshot wasn't noticed for what it really is on the news sooner:

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/metal-gear-solid-5-screenshot-used-in-interview-on/1100-6421193/

#MGS   #MetalGear   #graphics  ___

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2014-08-22 16:44:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

And yet again, the government old guard is playing catch-up ...

And yet again, the government old guard is playing catch-up ...___

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2014-08-22 16:10:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

I find math fascinating, and am fully aware that many do not although I strongly suspect those people were poorly taught either the material or purpose thereof.

"If my students only get one thing out of this class, I want them to see that mathematics did not spring from the head of mathematicians fully-formed in little definition-theorem-proof packages. It was (and is) invented and discovered in bits and pieces by many people through creative processes, and people are still creatively inventing and discovering math." [I would totes take such a class....] http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/roots-of-unity/2014/08/22/what-is-the-goal-of-a-math-history-class/___I find math fascinating, and am fully aware that many do not although I strongly suspect those people were poorly taught either the material or purpose thereof.

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2014-08-22 15:46:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

This is an excellent, if simplistic overview of some basic quantum mechanics.

What can Schrödinger's cat teach us about quantum…: http://youtu.be/z1GCnycbMeA

#physics #science 

This is an excellent, if simplistic overview of some basic quantum mechanics.

What can Schrödinger's cat teach us about quantum…: http://youtu.be/z1GCnycbMeA

#physics #science ___

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2014-08-22 14:53:26 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

I think I have a new appetizer to make ... 

#foodporn   #cheese  

Grilled Cheese Mac & Cheese in Shots of Tomato Soup.___I think I have a new appetizer to make ... 

#foodporn   #cheese  

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2014-08-22 14:39:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

If you're buying security hardware and the only group that tested it is the one with skin in the game, you might want to look elsewhere -- once researchers actually got their hands on a body scanner, they prove it is quite easy to get past #security.  These should have been tested by third parties before deployment ... years ago.

If you're buying security hardware and the only group that tested it is the one with skin in the game, you might want to look elsewhere -- once researchers actually got their hands on a body scanner, they prove it is quite easy to get past #security.  These should have been tested by third parties before deployment ... years ago.___

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2014-08-20 19:20:21 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Helicopter parenting is a horrible trend that I've watched with minor anxiety as I raised my own child to be independent, thoughtful and self-managing ...

Here's an excellent piece on the scary thought that adults no longer wish children to be allowed to play as they did, as most of us did when we were children:

http://reason.com/archives/2014/08/20/helicopter-parenting-run-amok-most-ameri

#parenting   #children   #safety   #idiocy   #freerangekids  

Helicopter parenting is a horrible trend that I've watched with minor anxiety as I raised my own child to be independent, thoughtful and self-managing ...

Here's an excellent piece on the scary thought that adults no longer wish children to be allowed to play as they did, as most of us did when we were children:

http://reason.com/archives/2014/08/20/helicopter-parenting-run-amok-most-ameri

#parenting   #children   #safety   #idiocy   #freerangekids  ___

2014-08-20 15:45:53 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

With the new Dragon's Age game coming out, I decided to look up collector's editions, etc. because I really enjoyed the first game and a nicely made model dragon or even game character would be pretty cool.  Alas, they've gone with this over-the-top huge box of toys that are mostly pointless to display: http://www.dragonage.com/#!/en_US/news/dragon-age-inquisition-inquisitors-cdition-coming-to-gameStop

What do you like getting out of a collector's edition of a video game?

#collectorsedition   #gaming  

With the new Dragon's Age game coming out, I decided to look up collector's editions, etc. because I really enjoyed the first game and a nicely made model dragon or even game character would be pretty cool.  Alas, they've gone with this over-the-top huge box of toys that are mostly pointless to display: http://www.dragonage.com/#!/en_US/news/dragon-age-inquisition-inquisitors-cdition-coming-to-gameStop

What do you like getting out of a collector's edition of a video game?

#collectorsedition   #gaming  ___

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2014-08-15 16:20:04 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Yes please :)

#GTPicOfTheDay by StopForPetrol

Found at http://gtpla.net/1kRKwfp___Yes please :)

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2014-08-15 03:23:57 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 10 +1s)

Good comment on police states... And how easy it is to become one.

#Ferguson

Adama understood.___Good comment on police states... And how easy it is to become one.

#Ferguson

2014-08-14 14:07:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

I've been nominated for the social virus known as the 'positivity challenge' by someone who obviously has a sense of humour.

1) I'm positive that I hate social viruses and scroll past them in my feed.
2) I'm positive that some of you won't enjoy my sardonic view of this challenge.
3) I'm positive that being positive is about actually being positive and not pretending to be positive and that false positivity is negative.

Copied from my feed on that other social network.

#socialvirus   #bepositive   #exceptondrugtests  

I've been nominated for the social virus known as the 'positivity challenge' by someone who obviously has a sense of humour.

1) I'm positive that I hate social viruses and scroll past them in my feed.
2) I'm positive that some of you won't enjoy my sardonic view of this challenge.
3) I'm positive that being positive is about actually being positive and not pretending to be positive and that false positivity is negative.

Copied from my feed on that other social network.

#socialvirus   #bepositive   #exceptondrugtests  ___

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2014-08-14 04:07:37 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

The moon and clouds are beautiful tonight... Taken with my +Sony Xperia Z2.
#mobilepic #night 

The moon and clouds are beautiful tonight... Taken with my +Sony Xperia Z2.
#mobilepic #night ___

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2014-08-13 10:50:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

+Allen Crutchfield that's a good way to soil one's self...


SH-60 Near Crash that was a close one O.o___+Allen Crutchfield that's a good way to soil one's self...

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2014-08-13 02:58:30 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

I still miss the peer-to-peer nature of Firewire (and its sideband channels) but this is pretty cool, especially the higher power capacity and reversibility.  That said, I'd rather have an upgraded Bluetooth standard for wireless connections at short range and high speed than more cables.

In my 'perfect world', every mobile device would have wireless charging and bluetooth connectivity and I wouldn't need cables at all.

#connectivity #technology  

I still miss the peer-to-peer nature of Firewire (and its sideband channels) but this is pretty cool, especially the higher power capacity and reversibility.  That said, I'd rather have an upgraded Bluetooth standard for wireless connections at short range and high speed than more cables.

In my 'perfect world', every mobile device would have wireless charging and bluetooth connectivity and I wouldn't need cables at all.

#connectivity #technology  ___

2014-08-12 18:23:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Really enjoying #FFXIV on the #Playstation4 .  Been broadcasting some of my sessions at http://twitter.com/maluraq or http://twitch.tv/maluraq ... follow if you want to see what it plays like.

#mmo #consoles #gaming #jrpg  

Really enjoying #FFXIV on the #Playstation4 .  Been broadcasting some of my sessions at http://twitter.com/maluraq or http://twitch.tv/maluraq ... follow if you want to see what it plays like.

#mmo #consoles #gaming #jrpg  ___

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2014-08-12 04:45:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

When I was a child, I thought it would be fun to learn some yoyo tricks but I have up and could never pull off anything like this...

C3yoyodesign Present WYYC2014 1A Champion Gentry …: http://youtu.be/wMd2oKx0PTo

When I was a child, I thought it would be fun to learn some yoyo tricks but I have up and could never pull off anything like this...

C3yoyodesign Present WYYC2014 1A Champion Gentry …: http://youtu.be/wMd2oKx0PTo___

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2014-08-08 01:07:35 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Wow that's a beautiful car...

After years of #spy shots &rumors the #Cadillac LTS sedan may finally become a reality! http://tpspd.co/V4VQs3

#carnews #automotive #luxurycars___Wow that's a beautiful car...

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2014-08-07 01:35:08 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

My Sony Xperia Z2 scored 18488 in the 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Android #benchmark test. http://bit.ly/3dmark-android ... Wow :-) 

My Sony Xperia Z2 scored 18488 in the 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Android #benchmark test. http://bit.ly/3dmark-android ... Wow :-) ___

2014-08-07 00:49:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Who else is headed to the #FIFA U20 Women's #WorldCup games in #Toronto this week? Should be a great set of matches! 

Who else is headed to the #FIFA U20 Women's #WorldCup games in #Toronto this week? Should be a great set of matches! ___

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2014-08-07 00:25:13 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

While I have problems with companies claiming technological achievements that aren't in fact true (like most last-gen cross-platform games not actually running at 720p on consoles), I have a hard time justifying a class-action lawsuit over a $50 purchase.  I'd be tempted to return the game at retail, or contact the BBB instead.

#lawsuit   #videogame   #technology  

While I have problems with companies claiming technological achievements that aren't in fact true (like most last-gen cross-platform games not actually running at 720p on consoles), I have a hard time justifying a class-action lawsuit over a $50 purchase.  I'd be tempted to return the game at retail, or contact the BBB instead.

#lawsuit   #videogame   #technology  ___

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2014-08-06 20:25:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Excellent list of things to not do on Google plus (or any social network) which in many ways is just a list of things /to/ do...

Tip 25/50: What NOT To Do On Google+ (Part 1)
As we hit the half-way mark I thought I'd turn the tables slightly and outline which behaviours to avoid! You wouldn't want to un-do all the hard work you have put in so far now would you?

Hopefully most of these will be common sense but from experience I know that some people are still a little naive or unaware about these Google+ faux-pas so lets dive in!

(NOTE: This is just the first part, the second will form Tip 50/50 - if you have experienced any irritating behaviours from other members and would like to gently remind them, please let me know in the comments and I will include them in Part 2...and as always you will get full credit!)

Not plus-mentioning people when you talk about them, or giving credit where credit is due. If you quote somebody, use their image, have been inspired by another, learn something from someone else or discovered awesome content via somebody else a plus-mention (or hat-tip as is commonly used on G+) is always appreciated! Simply type the plus symbol (+) immediately followed by their name and select them from the options - this is a great way to start conversations!
Sharing a link or a post without your own spin or viewpoint. The value of sharing something is infinitely increased when you add your own comments. Why are you sharing it? Why should people click on it? Do you agree with what is said? Do you have anything to add? You have a voice, don't be afraid to use it! 
Sending email notifications for every post. Google+ gives you the option to notify people of your post by email but if you do it regularly ("Hey everyone! Stop what you are doing and look at me!") it simply becomes spamming. It is a quick way to get yourself muted. Only use this feature for select people and only if you know they will want to be notified of such a post.
Posting empty comments. By that I mean "great post" "thanks" or "I like this". C'mon you can do better than that! I'd like to see people generating real conversations in comment threads, adding their own voice and opinions. There are times where a "thanks" will suffice but try and get creative where you can - you never know what it will lead to!
Not acknowledging shares of your content or mentions. Google+ makes it so easy for you to listen to your friends and fans talking about you and respond. It's just common courtesy if someone goes out of their way to share your post to their audience along with some nice words (and from a business point of view, this one is crucial!)
Always sharing your own stuff and not others. (Hey Everyone, come see how good I look! - Ron Burgandy) This is a community which means it's not just about Me, Me, Me! If you are just using Google+ to share your own blogs you are doing it wrong. Twitter is "all shout - no listen", Google+ is different. The more you give, the more you shall receive. 
Just re-sharing content from influencers/big sites. Of course this stuff is easy to share on, it's usually high-quality and the clout behind the original author means it's likely to get you a lot of engagement (perhaps even from the influencer them self). But to me, Google+ is about content discovery, it is about finding those posts and resources that you would never usually find otherwise. It is also about amplifying the efforts of those who are putting out great content to a limited audience. I remember when I posted my first Google+ article, +Mark Traphagen shared it to his audience within minutes and he probably doesn't realise the profound effect that had on me. I was up all night responding to the awesome comments and new people I had been put in touch with via that one share. He gave me a really nice write up and things went mad. I can't thank him enough for that and I have resolved to share lots of under-the-radar content with my followers because I know how important that added exposure is to them.
► Ok, I think that's enough for now. Keep an eye out for No.50 in the series!

This is just one of many Google+ tips, you can find more tips like this from the #googleplus50 series here: http://www.rickeliason.com/things-to-do-on-google-plus/

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► If you want to expand on this with an additional point or idea, please comment below so others can learn from your awesomeness!

► Additionally, if you want to contribute tip I haven't yet covered in this series, please feel free to ping me and I will credit you if I use it!

#googleplus50 #googleplustips #googleplustip___Excellent list of things to not do on Google plus (or any social network) which in many ways is just a list of things /to/ do...

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2014-08-06 18:29:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Good friends of mine enjoying their food too much in the islands ...
#photo   #foodporn  

More yummy food... from Punta Cana ! Lunchtime ;)
#food   #dessert   #hardrockresorts   #puntacana   #delicious  ___Good friends of mine enjoying their food too much in the islands ...
#photo   #foodporn  

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2014-08-06 01:52:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This is pretty awesome...
Exploring volcanoes is pretty interesting already, but one that simply appeared in the desert? Amazing. 

This is pretty awesome...
Exploring volcanoes is pretty interesting already, but one that simply appeared in the desert? Amazing. ___

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2014-08-04 19:04:27 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Dear Americans, if you really feel so little compassion as the comments on this article indicate, I can't feel sorry for your woes any more.

http://www.freep.com/comments/article/20140724/NEWS01/307240185/Canada-water-shutoff-Detroit

I would rather live in a city that spent its last dime giving water to its citizens than one that starved people out to provide less essential services.

#humanrights   #politics   #dignity  

Dear Americans, if you really feel so little compassion as the comments on this article indicate, I can't feel sorry for your woes any more.

http://www.freep.com/comments/article/20140724/NEWS01/307240185/Canada-water-shutoff-Detroit

I would rather live in a city that spent its last dime giving water to its citizens than one that starved people out to provide less essential services.

#humanrights   #politics   #dignity  ___

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2014-08-04 18:16:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Just switched to +TekSavvy Solutions Inc. Internet and finally have the option of routed IPv6 at home.  Unfortunately IPv6 is not quite as simple as IPv4 to configure, even for a pro.

cf. https://www.bidon.ca/fr/random/2014-01-02-teksavvy-ipv6-dhcpv6pd

#networking   #ipv6   #routing  

Just switched to +TekSavvy Solutions Inc. Internet and finally have the option of routed IPv6 at home.  Unfortunately IPv6 is not quite as simple as IPv4 to configure, even for a pro.

cf. https://www.bidon.ca/fr/random/2014-01-02-teksavvy-ipv6-dhcpv6pd

#networking   #ipv6   #routing  ___

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