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Google Play6,055,645Google Play presents: Steven Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in their first ever Hangout On Air where they will be exclusively premiering the trailer for their upcoming movie, Lincoln. Google Play will update this event invite with a link to the live hangout a little before 4pm PT. You can also watch the hangout at play.google.com/+ starting at 4pm PT/7pm ET.  #lincolnhangout  ABOUT THE MOVIE:Steven Spielberg directs Joseph Gordon-Levitt in  “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.Google Play presents: Steven Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt2012-09-14 01:00:006804 
London 20121,473,740The 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 20:30:004691 

Michael Babcock has been shared in 64 public circles

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hoang thao0We are funny circle :))2014-06-04 02:38:49171102
Scott Dawson7,006I just had a Hangout with +Jackson Middleton and he complained that I never include him in any of my  #sharedcircles . So.......Here's my Circle of Canadians to share with all of you, which includes my Kilt wearing buddy from Saskatchewan.2014-03-09 23:50:38107028
Scott Dawson6,930Oh Canada! Here's a Circle of Canadians on Google+. There's obviously a ton more Canadians on Google+ than what's in this Circle, so if you know of anyone that should be added please tag them in the comments so I can include them.h/t to +steph wanamaker for originally sharing this Circle with me. 2014-03-07 14:18:221042110
Backup of Serendipity Diamonds0Great #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircles well worth adding and sharing.2013-09-05 14:25:03172112
Cesare Riccardo51,055Cesare Riccardo  supports G+ friends by  mutual circle sharing!█▀▀░█▄░█ ░█▀▀ █▀█░█▀▀ █▀▀░ █▀█░ █▀▀:█▀▀░█░██ ░█ █░█▀█░█ █░█▀▀░ █▀██░▀▀█▀▀▀░▀░░▀ ░▀▀▀ ▀░▀░▀▀▀ ▀▀▀░ ▀░░▀░▀▀▀░█▀▀ █░█▀█░░█▀▀ █░░█▀▀░ ░█ ░░█░█▀██░█░░ █░░█▀▀░ *░▀▀▀ ▀░▀░░▀░▀▀▀ ▀▀░▀▀▀░ •►►► DISCOVER THE BEST G+ ENGAGERS ◄◄◄                 ►►► DAY  July 21st  ! ◄◄◄                  If notified, you are inside !I do my best to promote valuable g+ users from my circles according the following rules :► How much I like their posts► How much they support my activity on G+► How much they help to promote me and friends in my shared             circles► How much they interact with me and friends in my circlesI usually follow interesting people who interact with me: daily I create a new circle of engagers. Engager circles are constantly updated removing users that don't post or don't engagePlease note :▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬►I daily RESHARE some post from my closest friend       BUT I CAN RESHARE ONLY PUBLIC POSTS       SO -PLEASE -DEAR FRIEND  POSTS PUBLICLY :))▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬►     * I always reshare circles from my friends* !▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬►I keep shared circles for at least two days in my page after that I remove them. This is just because after two days reshared circles have no actual utility.▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬►I usually remove people from my circles that have no activity in 7 days.▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬►I  remove from my circles all the users that have not interactions with me in the last 30 days.2013-07-22 08:16:4749421429
steph wanamaker82,635#followfriday  here is my awesome men who comment circle  freshly curated2013-07-19 16:10:4715463660
Martin Kerruish3,619O Canada!Our home and native land!True patriot love in all thy sons command.With glowing hearts we see thee rise,The True North strong and free!From far and wide,O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.God keep our land glorious and free!O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.*************************************O Canada! Terre de nos aïeux,Ton front est ceint de fleurons glorieux!Car ton bras sait porter l'épée,Il sait porter la croix!Ton histoire est une épopéeDes plus brillants exploits.Et ta valeur, de foi trempée,Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.#Canada #TrueNorth #sharedcircles #GreatWhiteNorth2013-05-22 02:16:17496300
AyJay Schibig16,440ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! Circles I am curating:21ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS (1&2), ALL KINDS, DISCOVERY, FULL CIRCLE,SOCIAL, ECLECTIC,ENGAGERS, AWESOME, NEW HORIZONS and BOOST#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-04-13 06:43:023024213
Chris Row3,227So I guess it is friday, So I guess I will share my updated Canada EH! circle with you all. #sharedcircles   #circlesharing #circles   #canada   #canadian   #canadianrockies  2013-03-22 14:58:48316644
AyJay Schibig15,217ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! Circles I am curating:21ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS (1&2), ALL KINDS, DISCOVERY, FULL CIRCLE,SOCIAL, ECLECTIC,ENGAGERS, AWESOME, NEW HORIZONS and BOOST#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-03-02 11:23:44245206
Chris Row2,960For all my fellow Canadians here is a Canada Circle. enjoy.   #sharedcircles   #circles   #canadarocks   #canada   #canadian   #circleshare   #circleoftheday  Canada Eh!2013-02-27 21:19:56316212
Allen Law0Time to share the People I've liked circle. These people have constantly posted funny, entertaining and/or informative stuff. Now I am not saying I agree with everything but I do enjoy them. If you are not in the circle  give it time , I might have just missed your posts 2013-02-25 15:57:393081168
Allen Law0It's that time again to share the circle of people that I have liked. They are interesting and/or funny to me. I hope you enjoy them as much.2013-02-04 14:05:592751337
AyJay Schibig13,588ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2013-01-10 07:15:50257003
AyJay Schibig12,717ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-21 06:26:433277010
AyJay Schibig12,080ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-12 04:23:1442210216
Zbynek Kysela1,918BEST SHARED CIRCLE - Share, share, share!===================================HOW TO BE PART OF IT: 1) Add this circle to your circles -> Add circle2) Share added circle with option "include yourself in shared circle". Done. You're welcome :) ZbynekMy entire social presence:*****************************http://xeeme.com/bouchac*****************************2012-12-07 20:33:1441920625
Michael Babcock1,802Alright #DoctorWho  lovers, I'm sharing my circle of you again so you can add each other or suggest new people.  Also, have you joined one of the new communities lately that's related?  I'm in https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115078169539467279272 but I'm sure there are others that are active.  Feel free to link in replies. #sharedcircle   #gallifrey   #thedoctor  2012-12-07 15:16:36246103
Kurt Smith14,400Thought Provokers Circle Share - Who's Made You Think Lately?Who's Made You Think Lately? Are they in this circle? For me, +Dede Craig King had me really going last Monday, +Lacerant Plainer always gets me thinking, and just a few days ago it was +Randy Hilarski.Here's latest round of the Thought Provokers Circle. This is an #awesomesauce  circle of great plussers who will make you think (we're all trying anyway). The cool thing about this circle is that you had to be recommended by someone else to get in.Add & Reshare so others can discover these awesome people to follow. Current members please update your circle. If you'd like to join in, please suggest 3-5 people and tell why they make you think. #circleshare   #circles   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharepubliccircle   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles  2012-12-04 15:53:26287653061
Brunner Nathan325Some people that comment and follow back.Don't forget to give a share and a plus one.#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circlesharing #publiccircle #circles2012-11-29 18:03:5327516419
Madjid Boukri2,835Canadian 'Polar' Circle I  (Polar Circle II next)I got too many Canadians now in my Canadian Polar circle and had to do some ... cleaning. Some people or pages here are not very active but I added all 'Canadians' without any restriction. I had to split in two circle because of the 500 Google share limit. You can import that in the same circle.Will be updated also on *Google+ Shared Circles" http://bit.ly/KxclRuHuge database of circles created by Chris Porter2012-11-22 14:55:00487401
Jessica Wood11,871Along with the launch of our +Doctor Who Circle page I thought it was a good time to share my personal Doctor Who Circle. If you aren't in it and think you should be...Let me know! #DoctorWho  2012-11-14 01:31:003361728
Kurt Smith6,542Thought Provokers Circle Share -- Plussers Who 'Make You Go Hmm...'Next round of the Thought Provokers Circle. An amazing circle of great plussers who will make you think, well maybe. Here's some of the people and wisdom inside:"And a few of us that make you go "HUH???" from +Bearman Cartoons. " Ummmm.... I suddenly feel like I'm back in grade school again and the entire class is giving me the look... You're going to get your arse kicked at recess!!!! said +Frank Garufi Jr.. Check out and discover some new people - I've met +Dede Craig King, +Susanne Ramharter, +MommyLovesTech.Add & Reshare so others can discover these awesome people to follow. Current members please update your circle. If you'd like to join in, please suggest 3-5 people and why they make you think.#circles   #circle   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  +Full Circle +Circles +CIRCLES on Google+ 2012-10-31 14:11:37275922881
Brian Buckley0Sharing my first group of awesome Canadians. I had to cap it at <500 so I could share. My next post will be the second smaller circle that has grown out of folks who connected after I shared the first one. Are you a Canadian want to be to be added? Send me a comment, +1, or circle me.2012-10-28 17:16:3449110111
Shane Pitre4,197Canadians on G+If you're Canadian, and you're awesome, please share, +1, or comment to be added to this circle. #canada   #canadian   #circlesharing   #circlesharesunday  2012-10-28 16:24:4240112514
Kurt Smith4,603Thought Provokers Circle -- Plussers Who 'Make You Go Hmm...'Round 2 of the Thought Provokers Circle. An amazing circle of great plussers who will make you think! New additions include +Thomas Power, +Bobbi Jo Woods and dozens of others.Add & Reshare so others can discover these awesome people to follow. If you'd like to join in, please suggest 3-5 people and why they make you think.#circles   #circle   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   +Full Circle +Circles +CIRCLES on Google+ 2012-10-17 13:52:172561193675
Michael Erwin167An ever growing circle of fellow Canadians. Add yourself and share along if you want to connect with Canucks everywhere.2012-10-14 16:56:08470606
Brian Buckley0Here is my circle of amazing Canadian plussers. I actually have 521 but G+ has limited the share to 500. I'll meed to split it into 2 groups. If you're not in this circle and would like to be comment and I'll add you into one of my two circles - If you are in fact Canadian. Be awesome if you want to re-share. You may be one of the 21 G+ cut out.2012-10-13 17:20:45500736
Shane Pitre4,150Canadians on G+If you're Canadian, and you're awesome, please share, +1, or comment to be added to this circle. #canada   #canadian   #circlesharing   #circlesharesunday  2012-10-07 16:17:243968615
Erin Burrell2,856Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian Plussers #sharedcircles   #Canadian  2012-10-06 12:24:3543018017
Shane Pitre4,122Canadians on G+If you're Canadian, and you're awesome, please share, +1, or comment to be added to this circle. #canada   #canadian   #circlesharing   #circlesharesunday  2012-09-30 16:40:323785617
Shane Pitre3,867Canadians on G+If you're Canadian, and you're awesome, please share, +1, or comment to be added to this circle.#canada   #circlesharing   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare  +Shared Circles on G+ 2012-09-16 16:24:58318559
Shane Pitre3,850Canadians on G+If you're Canadian, and you're awesome, please share, +1, or comment to be added to this circle.#canada   #circlesharing   #sharedpubliccircles  2012-09-09 17:06:583073710
Madjid Boukri0Canadian 'Polar' Circle updateUpdated on *Google+ Shared Circles" http://bit.ly/KxclRuHuge database of circles created by Chris Porter2012-09-07 14:14:30466162
Dave Levine1,829This is a great circle of active G+ users seem to have things to say and enjoy engaging.  And they often post interesting things that entice you to engage with them.  Enjoy! 2012-09-03 17:57:06332372438
Shane Pitre3,841Canadians on G+If you're Canadian, and you're awesome, please share, +1, or comment to be added to this circle.#canada   #circlesharing   #sharedpubliccircles  2012-09-02 21:32:062942815
Stephanie Van Pelt32,462At the request of +Scott Seegars and +Ed Bailey Gallifrey Circle 1 of 2. If you do not know "Gallifrey" you do not belong here.2012-08-22 18:16:4230816322
Trever McGhee11,280Someone for everyone to follow in this diverse group of people.Thank you +Mike Keller for spending the time to put together this circle of Amazing Canadians.It's a honor to be included in this circle, it really helps us reach out to more people in our quest to reach more people, so that sponsors invest more in our community projects that will generate income to fund more community projects that save lives.Day 97 of our journey away from home to inspire you to +Take2seconds  to follow us. #Take2seconds   2012-08-21 09:36:4742910012
Mike Keller2,515Canadians on Google+ Circle ... Version 2.0Last week I shared a circle of my favourite Canadians who use Google+. This past week I've added lots of new people, so here is an updated version of it. Are you a Canadian who uses Google+ but are not included in this circle? Let me know and I'll add you too! :) #SharedCircles   #CircleSharing   #SharedPublicCircles   #Canadians   #Canada  2012-08-20 23:13:0142715410
Shane Pitre3,828Canadians on G+If you're Canadian, and you're awesome, please share, +1, or comment to be added to this circle.#canada   #circlesharing   #sharedpubliccircles  2012-08-20 21:28:44281746
Mike Keller2,448Canadians on Google+ CircleThis is the group of my favourite Canadians who are on Google+. Are you a Canadian who uses Google+ but are not included in this circle? Let me know and I'll add you too! :) #SharedCircles   #CircleSharing   #SharedPublicCircles   #Canadians   #Canada  2012-08-14 00:27:372314368
Shane Pitre3,822Canadians on G+Hi, it's #circlesharesunday !  If you're Canadian, and you're awesome, please share, +1, or comment to be added to this circle.#canada   #circlesharing   #sharedpubliccircles  2012-08-12 19:48:552847614
David Waddington2,256An updated Canadian's on Google+ circle.Feel free to share.If you are a Canadian and would like to be added to this circle just make a comment. When I plus 1 your comment you have been added.These are not just photographers. This is a mix of many interests.2012-07-27 23:54:124301015
Hakan Gül4,009Great people who shared me in a circleThe circle below consists of people and Pages who shared me in circles or recommended me to be added to circles.Thank you all!You helped me getting in touch with many more great people!Please add them to your circles, interact with them and I'm sure you will make some new friends.THANK YOU!Sorry if I missed anyone! #circleshare   #circlesharing  2012-07-24 21:44:244729327
Madjid Boukri0Canadian 'Polar' Circle updatedUpdated on *Google+ Shared Circles" http://bit.ly/KxclRuHuge database of circles created by Chris Porter2012-07-14 15:47:57390403
Erin Burrell1,609In honour of Canada Day!  Circle these amazing Canadians!2012-07-02 00:08:39500637
Shane Pitre3,663Canadians on G+Hi, once again it's #circlesharesunday , if you're Canadian, and you're awesome, please share, +1, or comment to be added to this circle. #canada   #circlesharing  2012-06-24 18:59:044051512
Shane Pitre3,638Canadians on G+If you're Canadian, and you're awesome (or even average), please +1, comment, or share, to be included in this hoop.2012-06-17 22:23:21401569
Mark HELM16,029Canadian 1This is my first share and for my first share I have collected Canadians here on G+. The criteria is  being a Canadian in Canada, I didn't spend hours verifying citizenship so here we are. Share if you like Canadian 2 to follow  #sharedcircles  #share   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare #Nothingbutcircles #publiccircles2012-06-11 11:55:37131014
Shane Pitre3,631Canadians on G+If you're Canadian, and you're awesome, please share, +1, or comment to be added to this circle. #canada   #circlesunday  2012-06-11 02:46:19397357

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2014-10-23 12:03:34 (17 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

A very good summary of events yesterday in #Ottawa, the capital of #Canada where a gunman killed an unarmed soldier.

#shooting 

Most reshares: 2

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2014-10-26 23:35:42 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

As anyone who has asked my opinion on Rob Ford already knows, I don't believe employers have any right to judge a person's private life.
It has become somehow acceptable to us to judge each others' personal lives as though it has bearing on one's job performance without showing any such link and it saddens me greatly.
I have listened to and enjoyed Jian's show since the start and hope he can soon return with the full support of his team. 

Most plusones: 7

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2014-10-22 20:35:08 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Hallstatt, Pearl of the Salzkammergut, Austria by Europe Trotter 500px.com/photo/87132963 #hallstatt #austria #reflection

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

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

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

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

#cars  

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

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

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

#cars  ___

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2014-10-30 13:38:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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

#F1   #technology  

Through The Ages : Steering Wheels

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

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

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

#F1   #technology  

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

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

#drones   #robots   #priorities  

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

#drones   #robots   #priorities  ___

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

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

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

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2014-10-26 23:35:42 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

As anyone who has asked my opinion on Rob Ford already knows, I don't believe employers have any right to judge a person's private life.
It has become somehow acceptable to us to judge each others' personal lives as though it has bearing on one's job performance without showing any such link and it saddens me greatly.
I have listened to and enjoyed Jian's show since the start and hope he can soon return with the full support of his team. 

As anyone who has asked my opinion on Rob Ford already knows, I don't believe employers have any right to judge a person's private life.
It has become somehow acceptable to us to judge each others' personal lives as though it has bearing on one's job performance without showing any such link and it saddens me greatly.
I have listened to and enjoyed Jian's show since the start and hope he can soon return with the full support of his team. ___

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

An interesting update to a crazy story... 

An interesting update to a crazy story... ___

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2014-10-26 18:57:16 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

This is #furdorable  ...

___This is #furdorable  ...

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

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

#elections   #democracy  

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

#elections   #democracy  ___

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

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

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

#psychology   #yesimasarcasticjerk   #getoverit  

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

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

#psychology   #yesimasarcasticjerk   #getoverit  ___

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#dentalhealth   #water   #cutedog  

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

#dentalhealth   #water   #cutedog  

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

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

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

#software   #printer  

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

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

#software   #printer  ___

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

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

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

Sigh, next.

#Python   #Flickr   #programming  

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

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

Sigh, next.

#Python   #Flickr   #programming  ___

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

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

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

#guantanamo   #freedom   #childsoldiers  

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

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

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

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

#guantanamo   #freedom   #childsoldiers  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

H/T +Aaron G. 

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

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

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

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

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

+NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory 
+NASA Space Technology 

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

H/T +Aaron G. 

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

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

#scanner   #AI  

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

#scanner   #AI  

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

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

#scanner   #AI  

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

#scanner   #AI  

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

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

#selfie  

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

#selfie  ___

2014-10-23 17:58:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Ever wondered how much money you're spending per year on those electronic devices you leave plugged in and idle all the time?

This is a nice little easy-to-use calculator that obviously isn't very precise (your devices may or may not use as much or more power when idle), and may not reflect pricing for electricity in your market ... but is still informative:

http://www.duke-energy.com/energyvampire/

#energy   #electricity   #powervampire  

Ever wondered how much money you're spending per year on those electronic devices you leave plugged in and idle all the time?

This is a nice little easy-to-use calculator that obviously isn't very precise (your devices may or may not use as much or more power when idle), and may not reflect pricing for electricity in your market ... but is still informative:

http://www.duke-energy.com/energyvampire/

#energy   #electricity   #powervampire  ___

2014-10-23 17:28:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I have a #writer friend who's trying to get her #blog started and is requesting  questions for her to answer ... random questions from strangers seems like fun so have a go!

You may E-mail itsme@obliviousmuse.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/ObliviousMuse/posts/829566787063434 to comment there.

I have a #writer friend who's trying to get her #blog started and is requesting  questions for her to answer ... random questions from strangers seems like fun so have a go!

You may E-mail itsme@obliviousmuse.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/ObliviousMuse/posts/829566787063434 to comment there.___

2014-10-23 12:03:34 (17 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

A very good summary of events yesterday in #Ottawa, the capital of #Canada where a gunman killed an unarmed soldier.

#shooting 

A very good summary of events yesterday in #Ottawa, the capital of #Canada where a gunman killed an unarmed soldier.

#shooting ___

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2014-10-22 20:35:08 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Absolutely stunning #photo ... beautiful colour, great composition.

#landscape   #reflection   #clouds  

Hallstatt, Pearl of the Salzkammergut, Austria by Europe Trotter 500px.com/photo/87132963 #hallstatt #austria #reflection___Absolutely stunning #photo ... beautiful colour, great composition.

#landscape   #reflection   #clouds  

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2014-10-22 20:33:45 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I have always loved Calvin and Hobbes, and this story is timeless ...

"So pitching this junk [mail] would make me some kind of terrorist?"

#media   #life  

Does this Calvin & Hobbes describe adulthood or what?___I have always loved Calvin and Hobbes, and this story is timeless ...

"So pitching this junk [mail] would make me some kind of terrorist?"

#media   #life  

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2014-10-22 15:03:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

LIVE BLOG: Shots fired on Parliament Hill - National | Globalnews.ca - http://goo.gl/yT4szA

LIVE BLOG: Shots fired on Parliament Hill - National | Globalnews.ca - http://goo.gl/yT4szA___

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2014-10-21 16:26:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This is a fantastic overview of #git branches and how they can be used.  Git is a fantastic tool for managing changes (I use it on my entire personal documents folder to get history tracking for instance), not just software development.

https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/BITBUCKET/Using+Git+branches

#programming   #guide  

This is a fantastic overview of #git branches and how they can be used.  Git is a fantastic tool for managing changes (I use it on my entire personal documents folder to get history tracking for instance), not just software development.

https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/BITBUCKET/Using+Git+branches

#programming   #guide  ___

2014-10-21 16:11:05 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I'm still seeing bad math used by anti-Conservatives to attack the Canadian government's election results.

They would say (and have said) that since the voter turnout was only 61% and the majority was elected by 40% of those voters, they aren't legitimate because only 24.2% of eligible Canadians voted for them.

Well, in 1993, the last Canadian election with a turnout of nearly 70%, only 41.24% of those voted Liberal which means they received their mandate with only ~29% of eligible voters supporting them. 

In 1984, fully 75% of Canadians voted, 50% of whom voted for Brian Mulroney's PC party, which was elected by ~38% of the electorate.

In 1963 with nearly 80% of Canadians turning out to vote, Lester Pearson won with 41.5% of the vote or only 33.2% of those who could vote supporting him.

So of three historical highs for voter turnouts,... more »

I'm still seeing bad math used by anti-Conservatives to attack the Canadian government's election results.

They would say (and have said) that since the voter turnout was only 61% and the majority was elected by 40% of those voters, they aren't legitimate because only 24.2% of eligible Canadians voted for them.

Well, in 1993, the last Canadian election with a turnout of nearly 70%, only 41.24% of those voted Liberal which means they received their mandate with only ~29% of eligible voters supporting them. 

In 1984, fully 75% of Canadians voted, 50% of whom voted for Brian Mulroney's PC party, which was elected by ~38% of the electorate.

In 1963 with nearly 80% of Canadians turning out to vote, Lester Pearson won with 41.5% of the vote or only 33.2% of those who could vote supporting him.

So of three historical highs for voter turnouts, only the PC party managed to get anywhere near 40% of Canadians to support them.  We have a multi-party system people, there will almost never be a true majority of votes cast for a single party.

#elections   #math   #bigotry   #partisan  ___

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2014-10-21 02:36:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I find stories like this interesting -- and wrong.  Sure, many of the younger generation are eschewing traditional cable and satellite service in favour of downloading their shows (or not watching at all), but the premise ignores a couple basic realities in North America:
For one, most people in North America do not have the monthly bandwidth allowance to stream the amount of #TV they watch in HD.  Bandwidth limits are a reality and still very small.
Secondly, its just not efficient.  A lot of programming is still simultaneously watched (sporting events, reality television) and broadcast is a much lower total #bandwidth usage than per-user Internet #streaming.
We need to either fix Internet-wide multicast or come up with better ways to do this before Internet TV wins the war.
#cablecutting   #couchpotatoes  

Once viewers came for the World Cup, they stayed for everything else.___I find stories like this interesting -- and wrong.  Sure, many of the younger generation are eschewing traditional cable and satellite service in favour of downloading their shows (or not watching at all), but the premise ignores a couple basic realities in North America:
For one, most people in North America do not have the monthly bandwidth allowance to stream the amount of #TV they watch in HD.  Bandwidth limits are a reality and still very small.
Secondly, its just not efficient.  A lot of programming is still simultaneously watched (sporting events, reality television) and broadcast is a much lower total #bandwidth usage than per-user Internet #streaming.
We need to either fix Internet-wide multicast or come up with better ways to do this before Internet TV wins the war.
#cablecutting   #couchpotatoes  

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2014-10-21 01:26:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

These '10 things' lists are just designed as click-bait to make money off ad impressions but this one's not half bad ...

http://k.loltons.com/10-ways-sleeping-without-clothes-can-benefit-you

#getnaked   #sleep   #top10  

These '10 things' lists are just designed as click-bait to make money off ad impressions but this one's not half bad ...

http://k.loltons.com/10-ways-sleeping-without-clothes-can-benefit-you

#getnaked   #sleep   #top10  ___

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2014-10-20 20:23:05 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I disagree with the poster, not because its untrue, but because ideas can't exist outside of the person or group who has them, making the point entirely moot.

People have the right to engage in scientific endeavours, or political or spiritual ones, or all of the above.  No thought system exists without those who think it.  To differentiate is to argue straw men.

H/T to +Reverend Eric Ha 

#philosophy   #science   #ignorance  

People have rights, ideas don't.___I disagree with the poster, not because its untrue, but because ideas can't exist outside of the person or group who has them, making the point entirely moot.

People have the right to engage in scientific endeavours, or political or spiritual ones, or all of the above.  No thought system exists without those who think it.  To differentiate is to argue straw men.

H/T to +Reverend Eric Ha 

#philosophy   #science   #ignorance  

2014-10-20 19:46:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Best disclaimer on a #rant ever: "Ideally, don’t tell me anything! This is my one big shot; [...] stop arguing with some dude on the Internet and go [...] prove me wrong."

From one of my favourite rants ever as a #developer  who's stuck dealing with web technologies because everything must be in the #cloud (gag):

http://eev.ee/blog/2012/04/09/php-a-fractal-of-bad-design/

Best disclaimer on a #rant ever: "Ideally, don’t tell me anything! This is my one big shot; [...] stop arguing with some dude on the Internet and go [...] prove me wrong."

From one of my favourite rants ever as a #developer  who's stuck dealing with web technologies because everything must be in the #cloud (gag):

http://eev.ee/blog/2012/04/09/php-a-fractal-of-bad-design/___

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2014-10-20 18:06:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Would I ever love to have two of these #4k monitors for #coding on ... so many pixels, so much crispness.  I've loved every NEC MultiSync #screen I've ever had, and I'd bet these are just as perfect.  Sadly they're also not inexpensive.

http://www.frontierpc.com/displays/monitors/lcd-monitor/nec/multisync/nec-display-24%22-4k-widescreen-desktop-monitor-with-ips-panel-ea244uhd-bk-1027816087.html

Would I ever love to have two of these #4k monitors for #coding on ... so many pixels, so much crispness.  I've loved every NEC MultiSync #screen I've ever had, and I'd bet these are just as perfect.  Sadly they're also not inexpensive.

http://www.frontierpc.com/displays/monitors/lcd-monitor/nec/multisync/nec-display-24%22-4k-widescreen-desktop-monitor-with-ips-panel-ea244uhd-bk-1027816087.html___

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2014-10-18 18:30:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

If you're going to advertise that your product out-performs your competitor, you might want to make sure its true first.

#falseadvertising   #Dyson   #Shark   #vacuum  

If you're going to advertise that your product out-performs your competitor, you might want to make sure its true first.

#falseadvertising   #Dyson   #Shark   #vacuum  ___

2014-10-18 16:30:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

If you're writing an app for #Android  and your share feature requires private sharing permissions (Flipboard, SoundHound, etc.) instead of using the system's built-in Intent system, you're doing it wrong and annoying users.

I refuse to authenticate individual apps to use my Twitter data when my phone knows how to share things without giving it to your app.

#software   #developer   #mobile  

If you're writing an app for #Android  and your share feature requires private sharing permissions (Flipboard, SoundHound, etc.) instead of using the system's built-in Intent system, you're doing it wrong and annoying users.

I refuse to authenticate individual apps to use my Twitter data when my phone knows how to share things without giving it to your app.

#software   #developer   #mobile  ___

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2014-10-18 05:54:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I know a lot of people who could use this advice ...

#photography   #tips   #youarethetripod  

How to hold your camera correctly
► Read more [ j.mp/1syBC6s ]

The way you hold your camera while you’re shooting has profound effects on the quality of your photos. Remember: If you are shooting hand-held, you are the tripod! It’s surprising to see how many people are actually having trouble with that.

Now, as with most things in life, it’s hard to give you a definite right and wrong here. After all the exact way you hold your own camera is still depending on you and your body. But there are some best practices, and in this article, I will share how some professionals go about holding their camera when they are shooting hand-held.___I know a lot of people who could use this advice ...

#photography   #tips   #youarethetripod  

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2014-10-16 13:33:45 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

+Cindy Babcock here's something interesting for you to try ... like spring rolls with breading instead of pastry?

#food   #recipe  

TEA TIME IDEAS…..Vegetable Cutlet...I bet everyone love this...

Recipe : http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/2011/04/vegetable-cutlet.html___+Cindy Babcock here's something interesting for you to try ... like spring rolls with breading instead of pastry?

#food   #recipe  

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2014-10-16 05:40:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

How to deal with introverts, if you must. 

How to deal with introverts, if you must. ___

2014-10-15 23:26:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I'm of two minds about this story; AT&T doesn't want the #definition  of #broadband  changed to require 10Mbit service because 4 is fast enough for most users.  I actually agree that 10 is unnecessary, but I'd like to see the definition require at last 6Mbit myself.

As someone with 65Mbit service, I know there's a huge difference between low and high-end broadband service and there can be a huge difference between what a family of Netflix addicts and gamers needs and what a bachelor who spends most of his time outdoors needs.  That said, calling the current quality of service which rarely even reaches the promised 3-6Mbit broadband is insulting to the entire Internet. 

http://yro.slashdot.org/story/14/09/08/2028228/att-says-10mbps-is-too-fast-for-broadband-4mbps-is-enough

I'm of two minds about this story; AT&T doesn't want the #definition  of #broadband  changed to require 10Mbit service because 4 is fast enough for most users.  I actually agree that 10 is unnecessary, but I'd like to see the definition require at last 6Mbit myself.

As someone with 65Mbit service, I know there's a huge difference between low and high-end broadband service and there can be a huge difference between what a family of Netflix addicts and gamers needs and what a bachelor who spends most of his time outdoors needs.  That said, calling the current quality of service which rarely even reaches the promised 3-6Mbit broadband is insulting to the entire Internet. 

http://yro.slashdot.org/story/14/09/08/2028228/att-says-10mbps-is-too-fast-for-broadband-4mbps-is-enough___

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2014-10-15 18:55:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I was sent a link by a friend to an interesting site: http://www.romance-o-matic.com/ ... random #romantic ideas to make your relationship better.  Some of them are horrible and corny, some are not half bad, but I'm quite offended by "for men."  The sexism is deep and distasteful and speaks to a misunderstanding of #gender roles in #relationships.

I was sent a link by a friend to an interesting site: http://www.romance-o-matic.com/ ... random #romantic ideas to make your relationship better.  Some of them are horrible and corny, some are not half bad, but I'm quite offended by "for men."  The sexism is deep and distasteful and speaks to a misunderstanding of #gender roles in #relationships.___

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2014-10-15 17:52:47 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I have some questions about the (beautiful) new #Nexus9  ... does the add-on keyboard have a battery pack in it?  On the +ASUS  #Transformer  line, this added a lot of battery life, and a little weight to the keyboard when open.  Also, what size is that #keyboard compared to a standard 83-key USB keyboard?  I want to know if typing on it will be painful or acceptable.

http://www.google.com/nexus/9/

I have some questions about the (beautiful) new #Nexus9  ... does the add-on keyboard have a battery pack in it?  On the +ASUS  #Transformer  line, this added a lot of battery life, and a little weight to the keyboard when open.  Also, what size is that #keyboard compared to a standard 83-key USB keyboard?  I want to know if typing on it will be painful or acceptable.

http://www.google.com/nexus/9/___

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2014-10-15 17:48:42 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Want a beautiful big wall-as-a-screen projector system without the hanging projector on the ceiling, and without worrying about casting shadows when you walk by?  +Sony has an answer to that ...

http://www.sony.net/Products/4k-ultra-short-throw/

#4k   #projectors   #design  

Want a beautiful big wall-as-a-screen projector system without the hanging projector on the ceiling, and without worrying about casting shadows when you walk by?  +Sony has an answer to that ...

http://www.sony.net/Products/4k-ultra-short-throw/

#4k   #projectors   #design  ___

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2014-10-15 16:25:13 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Guilty as charged on most counts as +Cindy Babcock will attest.

#geek   #infographic  

___Guilty as charged on most counts as +Cindy Babcock will attest.

#geek   #infographic  

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2014-10-15 16:20:03 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Some interesting features for Linux that strike me as cool but don't belong in init ... 
#systemd   #bootstrap   #linux  

Today, +Lennart Poettering reported at #lfelce about some current activities of the systemd developers:

Factory Reset: The intention here is to bring a system back into the state it was in when it has left the factory.

Stateless systems: Make sure the config state is clearly separated from the rest of the system.

Golden Images: It shall be possible to deliver an operating system exactly in the state the developers tested it.

One important step to separate the system a bit more than it is today: /etc shall contain the configuration, /var the state and /usr the vendor OS ressources. Unfortunately, this clear separation is not already done today, so the plan is to change that and create more awareness for this separation. In order to make a system stateless, it should be possible to bring it up with an empty /var directory; if systemd finds /var empty, it creates just the necessary directories,  links and tmpfiles, so this part basically just works.

Booting with an empty /etc to make the system stateless is more complex, as applications often behave in a strange way if they don't find their configuration there. One of the most important configuration is the user database: systemd proposed to use 'sysusers' for that: a small configuration which just provides enough information about users to bring up the system for the first time and create the user database from that. Other sensitive services are PAM and nsswitch. The idea here is to introduce /usr/share/factory/etc, and ship the vendor versions of the config files there, which are copied to /etc by systemd. systemd-delta will track the differences between what the factory ships and what system administrators have changed. With anything vendor provided in /usr, it will be easy to sign that cryptographically.

If you want to test these new features, 'systemd-nspawn' can be used to create containers, and use the "volatile" switch to select between the variants.- -As already assumed, my conclusion is that these usecases are all pretty relevant for our embedded/industrial usecases at Pengutronix:-

- In Contrast to desktop distributions, it's simply not possible for the usually small software team in an industrial project to test anything than one single well defined root filesystem. Our customers tend to be hardware centered, and there are not that many software or even test ressources available as one might wish.-

Vendor updates are pretty common for embedded systems, especially "offline" updates: Quite often we have multiple firmware slots in embedded systems, and an in-system update happens by running the system from firmware slot A, then update B (maybe with delta updates) and instruct the bootloader to try B on the next boot. As we often run systems with the flashes mounted read-only, a /usr being made for read-only operation is exactly what we need.

- The configuration usually needs to be kept over an update.

So systemd stays an interesting option for embedded, with a great chance to unify requirements from many application areas into one piece of software.___Some interesting features for Linux that strike me as cool but don't belong in init ... 
#systemd   #bootstrap   #linux  

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2014-10-15 01:05:06 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I thought brands had gotten smarter about not contributing to young girls' body image issues this much but "To be able to shimmy into Brandy Melville's only size of skinny jeans, a girl would need to have a 25-inch waist -- that's around a size 0 or 2, depending on the brand."

#bodyimage #fashion #jerksinretail 

I thought brands had gotten smarter about not contributing to young girls' body image issues this much but "To be able to shimmy into Brandy Melville's only size of skinny jeans, a girl would need to have a 25-inch waist -- that's around a size 0 or 2, depending on the brand."

#bodyimage #fashion #jerksinretail ___

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2014-10-13 16:38:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

A beautiful day for a rainy father-daughter hike on #Manitoulin. Beautiful views and fantastic #nature trails.
#hiking #outdoors 

A beautiful day for a rainy father-daughter hike on #Manitoulin. Beautiful views and fantastic #nature trails.
#hiking #outdoors ___

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2014-10-13 14:36:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Gateway to #Manitoulin, the old iron swing #bridge. 

Gateway to #Manitoulin, the old iron swing #bridge. ___

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2014-10-13 03:10:31 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

We #Android  users have been saying this forever ... but bigger is often better.  Nice of #Apple  to catch up.

We #Android  users have been saying this forever ... but bigger is often better.  Nice of #Apple  to catch up.___

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2014-10-12 13:23:32 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Very cool new Bluetooth #headphones, although I have no idea how they sound compared to a good set of studio cans like my DT770 Pros.

#music 

Very cool new Bluetooth #headphones, although I have no idea how they sound compared to a good set of studio cans like my DT770 Pros.

#music ___

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