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Michael Babcock has been at 4 events

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Michael Babcock2,913IZOD Indycar Series, Firestone Indy Lights, Pro Mazda Championship, Cooper USF2000 Championship, Acura Sports Car Challenge, Stadium Super TrucksHonda Indy Toronto 2013 Race Day 22013-07-14 08:00:003  
Michael Babcock2,913IZOD Indycar Series, Firestone Indy Lights, Pro Mazda Championship, Cooper USF2000 Championship, Acura Sports Car Challenge, Stadium Super TrucksHonda Indy Toronto 2013 Race Day 12013-07-13 08:00:003  
Google Play8,726,905Google 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 01:00:006787  
London 20121,459,250The Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games is almost here!  We can’t wait for the celebrations to begin. But the Olympics isn’t just for those inside the Olympic Stadium in London – it’s for everyone to enjoy wherever you are in the world. We want you to join in and show us how you’re celebrating the start of the Olympic Games. We’ve created this Event on Google+ to bring the pictures of your Opening Ceremony parties (and some from the Stadium too!) together in one place. Wherever you are in the world, simply join this Event and upload your pictures via Android, iPhone or the web. // What you need to do now Tell us you’re ‘going’ to the event by clicking the blue 'Are you going' button above and selecting 'Yes'. Then download the Google+ App to your Android or iPhone and sign in with your Google Account details. Share this event with others who you’ll be celebrating with! // What you need to do on Friday from 7.30pm On the evening of the Opening Ceremony you'll be able to add photos and comments. Android: Open the Google+ App, select Events, then click the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony Event. Check in, and enable Party Mode (http://goo.gl/ziNdk). Then use the camera as usual to take photos of your celebration. These will upload to the Event page. iPhone: Open the Google+ App, select Events, then click the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony Event. From there, click the Camera icon in the bottom right hand corner and take photos of your celebration. These will upload to the Event page. Web: Click the red “Add Photos” button at the top of this page, and upload photos manually to the Event page through the interface.   Please note: This is a family-friendly event. Inappropriate photos or comments will be removed. For more information, please refer to our Moderation Policy (http://goo.gl/s7LvC).London 2012 Opening Ceremony: The Worldwide Watch Party!2012-07-27 20:30:004691  

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2015-08-25 15:51:58 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Any #woodworking types on here got some advice for making a smooth dado cut at the end of a six foot piece of 4x4?  My usual "drag it across the top of the table saw" method won't work logistically :)
#carpentry   #wood   #makers  

Most reshares: 29

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2015-08-09 20:19:36 (3 comments, 29 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Very cute ... 

http://www.robot-hugs.com/for-science/

Most plusones: 21

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2015-08-09 20:19:36 (3 comments, 29 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Very cute ... 

http://www.robot-hugs.com/for-science/

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2015-08-31 17:42:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Its not like they haven't lost actual live ordinance before ... but this is a bit funny (and scary).
#weapons   #USA   #military  

So, umm, if you see what appears to be a 100lbs Apache helicopter missile, please call the Army.___Its not like they haven't lost actual live ordinance before ... but this is a bit funny (and scary).
#weapons   #USA   #military  

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2015-08-31 14:53:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

An excellent demonstration of #quantum entanglement with different light wavelengths to display an image with one beam that is observed by a different beam altogether:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140827-quantum-imaging-cats-undetected-photon-science/

#physics   #spookyaction   #schrodingerscat  

An excellent demonstration of #quantum entanglement with different light wavelengths to display an image with one beam that is observed by a different beam altogether:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140827-quantum-imaging-cats-undetected-photon-science/

#physics   #spookyaction   #schrodingerscat  ___

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2015-08-29 03:53:55 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

I could make a joke about #Terminator  or comment on poor foresight or even how inherently hackable wireless drones are, but instead I'll just let you ponder this new reality for yourself: 
http://www.engadget.com/2015/08/27/north-dakota-cops-will-be-first-in-nation-to-use-weaponized-dron/

#drones   #weapons   #flyingteargas   #makesmecry  

I could make a joke about #Terminator  or comment on poor foresight or even how inherently hackable wireless drones are, but instead I'll just let you ponder this new reality for yourself: 
http://www.engadget.com/2015/08/27/north-dakota-cops-will-be-first-in-nation-to-use-weaponized-dron/

#drones   #weapons   #flyingteargas   #makesmecry  ___

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2015-08-29 02:55:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

This is awesome ... good job #bluejays  

http://music.cbc.ca/#!/blogs/2015/8/Some-genius-synched-every-Blue-Jays-home-run-of-2015-to-Johnny-Cashs-Gods-Gonna-Cut-You-Down

#baseball   #sports   #homerun  

This is awesome ... good job #bluejays  

http://music.cbc.ca/#!/blogs/2015/8/Some-genius-synched-every-Blue-Jays-home-run-of-2015-to-Johnny-Cashs-Gods-Gonna-Cut-You-Down

#baseball   #sports   #homerun  ___

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2015-08-29 02:54:57 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

This is an awesome #car ... no matter what my wife says (she thinks its ugly).

Lamborghini ___This is an awesome #car ... no matter what my wife says (she thinks its ugly).

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2015-08-26 04:21:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Despite living under an hour away, I went to #Mosport (now Canadian Tire) speedway for the first time this year because my wife won me weekend passes in an on-line contest.  I'll be going my second time this weekend because she won yet another pair of tickets.  
This will be my third +Porsche GT3 race this summer, not to mention all the rest of the events each weekend.  Its a fantastic track with some great elevation changes and some very nice passing zones.  Be sure to check it out if you're ever in the area.
#racing   #autoracing   #cars   #racetrack  

Despite living under an hour away, I went to #Mosport (now Canadian Tire) speedway for the first time this year because my wife won me weekend passes in an on-line contest.  I'll be going my second time this weekend because she won yet another pair of tickets.  
This will be my third +Porsche GT3 race this summer, not to mention all the rest of the events each weekend.  Its a fantastic track with some great elevation changes and some very nice passing zones.  Be sure to check it out if you're ever in the area.
#racing   #autoracing   #cars   #racetrack  ___

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2015-08-25 19:16:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Google photos has some great features ... here's a few:

h/t +Jeremy Hodges 

Learn your way around Google Photos with help from the pros at Lynda.com in this great tutorial series. http://goo.gl/sXQVtn___Google photos has some great features ... here's a few:

h/t +Jeremy Hodges 

2015-08-25 15:51:58 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Any #woodworking types on here got some advice for making a smooth dado cut at the end of a six foot piece of 4x4?  My usual "drag it across the top of the table saw" method won't work logistically :)
#carpentry   #wood   #makers  

Any #woodworking types on here got some advice for making a smooth dado cut at the end of a six foot piece of 4x4?  My usual "drag it across the top of the table saw" method won't work logistically :)
#carpentry   #wood   #makers  ___

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2015-08-25 15:44:28 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

It was a long time coming, and a little underwhelming as judgements go, but one officer in charge of corralling people during the G20 in Toronto has been found guilty; <<<The protesters, Justice Hamilton said, “had the right not to be subject to arrest for making noise, chanting and sitting in the public street.">>>
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/toronto-police-superintendent-found-guilty-on-g20-charges/article26089544/
#police   #lawandorder  

It was a long time coming, and a little underwhelming as judgements go, but one officer in charge of corralling people during the G20 in Toronto has been found guilty; <<<The protesters, Justice Hamilton said, “had the right not to be subject to arrest for making noise, chanting and sitting in the public street.">>>
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/toronto-police-superintendent-found-guilty-on-g20-charges/article26089544/
#police   #lawandorder  ___

2015-08-25 15:19:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This is one of the best online building games I've ever played. You build your own space mining operation and join a clan and defend your outposts while attacking others if you wish.
Easy to play for free, well priced options for accelerating builds compared to other games.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kixeye.vegaconflict

#gaming #entertainment #space 

This is one of the best online building games I've ever played. You build your own space mining operation and join a clan and defend your outposts while attacking others if you wish.
Easy to play for free, well priced options for accelerating builds compared to other games.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kixeye.vegaconflict

#gaming #entertainment #space ___

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2015-08-25 15:05:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Could rising technology usage be causing a reduction in violent crimes?  I've seen graphs that indicate such a correlation America.  From the article at http://www.macleans.ca/society/the-real-reason-crime-is-falling-so-fast/ "rising rates of technology use also correlate with a drop in other undesirable behaviours. Research has suggested that the same forces have helped to discourage young people from risky sex, drug use and aggression. The post-Millennial demographic known as Generation Z, defined loosely as those born after 1995, is known to be better-behaved than their older peers. As they enter their late teens, the most likely age of criminal inclination, Gen Z youths are smoking less, graduating more, having fewer pregnancies, and committing fewer robberies, car thefts and murders."
#crime   #technology   #youth   #trends  

Could rising technology usage be causing a reduction in violent crimes?  I've seen graphs that indicate such a correlation America.  From the article at http://www.macleans.ca/society/the-real-reason-crime-is-falling-so-fast/ "rising rates of technology use also correlate with a drop in other undesirable behaviours. Research has suggested that the same forces have helped to discourage young people from risky sex, drug use and aggression. The post-Millennial demographic known as Generation Z, defined loosely as those born after 1995, is known to be better-behaved than their older peers. As they enter their late teens, the most likely age of criminal inclination, Gen Z youths are smoking less, graduating more, having fewer pregnancies, and committing fewer robberies, car thefts and murders."
#crime   #technology   #youth   #trends  ___

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2015-08-24 16:32:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

+Natasha Babcock can you do this yet?
#speed   #athletics  

Skill
More fitness goodies: http://www.fitnessgizmos.com/
via: http://cheezburger.com/8435133952___+Natasha Babcock can you do this yet?
#speed   #athletics  

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2015-08-24 16:31:27 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

As someone who's never had a problem assembling furniture, I'm always a little confused by those who do, but this is funny either way: https://www.scarymommy.com/how-to-assemble-ikea-furniture-35-easy-steps/ #diy #ikea  

As someone who's never had a problem assembling furniture, I'm always a little confused by those who do, but this is funny either way: https://www.scarymommy.com/how-to-assemble-ikea-furniture-35-easy-steps/ #diy #ikea  ___

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2015-08-23 19:46:08 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Things children don't expect from their parents...

___Things children don't expect from their parents...

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2015-08-23 14:49:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This is a very cool use of throwable #cameras I hadn't considered before:
#safety #disaster

How a $500 Impact-Resistant, Throwable Camera Can Save Lives

Learn more: http://bit.ly/1SqbZ50___This is a very cool use of throwable #cameras I hadn't considered before:
#safety #disaster

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2015-08-21 16:14:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

One of the things you discover as an #EV  driver is that there aren't very many charging stations about, and when you find one, sometimes its already in use.  So how do you know if the other person's car is done charging or not so you can be polite and not unplug someone who's almost drained in a electric-only vehicle?
The sad answer is that its very hard to tell -- everyone uses a different system, and this really needs to change.  Lists like this shouldn't be necessary:
http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread.php?17973-How-to-Tell-if-an-EV-is-Finished-Charging-.-.-.#/forumsite/20571/topics/17973
#DriveElectric   #standards  

One of the things you discover as an #EV  driver is that there aren't very many charging stations about, and when you find one, sometimes its already in use.  So how do you know if the other person's car is done charging or not so you can be polite and not unplug someone who's almost drained in a electric-only vehicle?
The sad answer is that its very hard to tell -- everyone uses a different system, and this really needs to change.  Lists like this shouldn't be necessary:
http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread.php?17973-How-to-Tell-if-an-EV-is-Finished-Charging-.-.-.#/forumsite/20571/topics/17973
#DriveElectric   #standards  ___

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2015-08-21 01:28:30 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I suspect that once again this is a case of Fox-news style sensationalist reporting where the intent of the privacy policy is simply poorly stated and will be rewritten to explain, but in the mean time, this sucks: http://www.wired.com/2015/08/cant-squat-spotifys-eerie-new-privacy-policy/ and you should probably email them.
#Spotify   #privacy  

I suspect that once again this is a case of Fox-news style sensationalist reporting where the intent of the privacy policy is simply poorly stated and will be rewritten to explain, but in the mean time, this sucks: http://www.wired.com/2015/08/cant-squat-spotifys-eerie-new-privacy-policy/ and you should probably email them.
#Spotify   #privacy  ___

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2015-08-20 04:27:06 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Pledge to vote for whomever will stand up for long-term consumer rights -- the ability to fix and modify our own stuff in our own homes for our own purposes without the law getting involved.
Farmers -- the original hackers.

http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2015/08/17/432601480/diy-tractor-repair-runs-afoul-of-copyright-law

#Copyright  

Pledge to vote for whomever will stand up for long-term consumer rights -- the ability to fix and modify our own stuff in our own homes for our own purposes without the law getting involved.
Farmers -- the original hackers.

http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2015/08/17/432601480/diy-tractor-repair-runs-afoul-of-copyright-law

#Copyright  ___

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2015-08-18 21:40:48 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I know plenty of people who've paid upward of $200 for routers that have only two antennas and don't do their own updates. Managed routers often cost substantially more, would you buy one from Google?
#smarthome #internet #networking

Uh wow. Google made an awesome-looking router. Would you put this on your shelf?___I know plenty of people who've paid upward of $200 for routers that have only two antennas and don't do their own updates. Managed routers often cost substantially more, would you buy one from Google?
#smarthome #internet #networking

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2015-08-18 19:03:19 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

It would appear that Windows 10 adoption has stagnated just short of 5% so far ... have you been holding off?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/17/windows_10_growth_flattens_out_to_30_per_cent_per_week/

#OS   #Windows10   #Microsoft   #statistics  

It would appear that Windows 10 adoption has stagnated just short of 5% so far ... have you been holding off?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/17/windows_10_growth_flattens_out_to_30_per_cent_per_week/

#OS   #Windows10   #Microsoft   #statistics  ___

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2015-08-16 22:34:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I can honestly say that I don't believe in vaccinating against every little thing -- but that doesn't mean I don't think they're incredibly valuable against real disease like measles, mumps, rubella, smallbox before that, etc.
I like well-established science in my body, so "just invented" isn't a big selling feature for me, but something we've been using for decades you should probably trust.
#vaccine   #medicine   #science  

In 1967, smallpox killed over 2 million people. That's one virus in one year. Today, no one has it. No one dies.

Vaccines did that...___I can honestly say that I don't believe in vaccinating against every little thing -- but that doesn't mean I don't think they're incredibly valuable against real disease like measles, mumps, rubella, smallbox before that, etc.
I like well-established science in my body, so "just invented" isn't a big selling feature for me, but something we've been using for decades you should probably trust.
#vaccine   #medicine   #science  

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2015-08-15 14:28:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Do you care if companies you use pay their taxes, act sustainably, and are generally good or do you just care about their profits?  If you use Etsy you might care about this:

From the article:
Neil Buchanan, a tax law professor at George Washington University, gave Ars his assessment of [Etsy's] corporate-speak.

"Translation: We figured out a technically legal way to cut our tax bill, and it doesn't bother us that doing so reduces the ability of our government to fund programs that we otherwise claim to support," he wrote. "We'll get back to you when we've figured out any other 'operational efficiencies' that we might exploit."

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/08/etsy-despite-transparency-claims-ups-secrecy-and-shifts-profits-overseas/

#taxlaw   #corporation   #law  

Do you care if companies you use pay their taxes, act sustainably, and are generally good or do you just care about their profits?  If you use Etsy you might care about this:

From the article:
Neil Buchanan, a tax law professor at George Washington University, gave Ars his assessment of [Etsy's] corporate-speak.

"Translation: We figured out a technically legal way to cut our tax bill, and it doesn't bother us that doing so reduces the ability of our government to fund programs that we otherwise claim to support," he wrote. "We'll get back to you when we've figured out any other 'operational efficiencies' that we might exploit."

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/08/etsy-despite-transparency-claims-ups-secrecy-and-shifts-profits-overseas/

#taxlaw   #corporation   #law  ___

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2015-08-15 12:55:27 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Thanks #Oracle  for jumping to the very top of the evil #software company ladder in one gigantic leap.

APIs should not be subject to  #Copyright .

Thanks #Oracle  for jumping to the very top of the evil #software company ladder in one gigantic leap.

APIs should not be subject to  #Copyright .___

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2015-08-13 16:55:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

The phrase "blood is thicker than water" caught the attention of +*****​, pointing out correctly that it is a misquote with entirely the wrong inference. It's number 14 on this excellent list of popular but incorrectly quoted phrases.
#quotable #sayings #lists 

The phrase "blood is thicker than water" caught the attention of +*****​, pointing out correctly that it is a misquote with entirely the wrong inference. It's number 14 on this excellent list of popular but incorrectly quoted phrases.
#quotable #sayings #lists ___

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2015-08-11 18:46:41 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Now this is a pretty awesome (possibly overkill) laptop ...
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/08/lenovo-announces-powerhouse-laptops-powered-by-new-mobile-xeon-processors/

#computers   #hardware  

Now this is a pretty awesome (possibly overkill) laptop ...
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/08/lenovo-announces-powerhouse-laptops-powered-by-new-mobile-xeon-processors/

#computers   #hardware  ___

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2015-08-10 21:53:00 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This announcement sounded cool until I realized they weren't moving inbox and maps and plus into their own letters as well...
#gisforgoogle #alphabet 

This announcement sounded cool until I realized they weren't moving inbox and maps and plus into their own letters as well...
#gisforgoogle #alphabet ___

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2015-08-10 17:08:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This is a good write up on the +Spotify​ normalizer as well as a great piece of retraction humility.
#audio #music 

This is a good write up on the +Spotify​ normalizer as well as a great piece of retraction humility.
#audio #music ___

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2015-08-10 11:01:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Warning #sci-fi geeks, Borg discovered in #TARDIS.

A couple more pics from last week's BritWeek party...___Warning #sci-fi geeks, Borg discovered in #TARDIS.

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2015-08-09 20:19:36 (3 comments, 29 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Very cute ... 

http://www.robot-hugs.com/for-science/

Very cute ... 

http://www.robot-hugs.com/for-science/___

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2015-08-09 15:58:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I was discussing the current state of smart pens this morning with +Quinton Lyon​, it's pretty amazing where the technology is at, especially in pens the require no special paper or tablets to write on.
Would you use a #smartpen, or are you already done with ink?
#handwriting #digitizing #analog 

I was discussing the current state of smart pens this morning with +Quinton Lyon​, it's pretty amazing where the technology is at, especially in pens the require no special paper or tablets to write on.
Would you use a #smartpen, or are you already done with ink?
#handwriting #digitizing #analog ___

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2015-08-08 19:03:30 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

"The quality of the policy discussion in the Republican debate... was lower" claims this NYT piece about the #Canadian vs #American debates the other night.

I chuckled at the comment about how short our #election is after all the upset people up here complaining that's it's going to be too long. 

"The quality of the policy discussion in the Republican debate... was lower" claims this NYT piece about the #Canadian vs #American debates the other night.

I chuckled at the comment about how short our #election is after all the upset people up here complaining that's it's going to be too long. ___

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2015-08-06 15:07:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Are you using #RFID for security?  Have you ever worried about card-skimming and duplication issues?  You should.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2015/08/05/arm-implant-hacks-offices/

#security   #hacking  

Are you using #RFID for security?  Have you ever worried about card-skimming and duplication issues?  You should.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2015/08/05/arm-implant-hacks-offices/

#security   #hacking  ___

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2015-08-06 12:57:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Well now, this is a very cool #violin cover of a #rock classic http://open.spotify.com/track/4z5NtNa8aaPpGvNwU3FA4Y #music 

Well now, this is a very cool #violin cover of a #rock classic http://open.spotify.com/track/4z5NtNa8aaPpGvNwU3FA4Y #music ___

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2015-08-04 19:03:17 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Having owned my #Volt  for a few weeks now, and having driven just over 3000 km in it, I have some preliminary cost of driving numbers for those who might be making car purchasing decisions and/or are just interested.  Note, I drive with A/C on and slightly aggressively -- these are not optimal but realistic values.

Cost of battery-operated driving: $0.0220/km charging at night.
Cost of gas-operated driving at highway speeds: $0.0625/km.

The whole miles per gallon or litres per 100km value doesn't seem as useful as dollars/km when you're comparing different fuel types.  Inverting that, we have about 16km/dollar on gas and 45km/dollar of electricity.

#efficiency   #technology   #cars   #EV  

Having owned my #Volt  for a few weeks now, and having driven just over 3000 km in it, I have some preliminary cost of driving numbers for those who might be making car purchasing decisions and/or are just interested.  Note, I drive with A/C on and slightly aggressively -- these are not optimal but realistic values.

Cost of battery-operated driving: $0.0220/km charging at night.
Cost of gas-operated driving at highway speeds: $0.0625/km.

The whole miles per gallon or litres per 100km value doesn't seem as useful as dollars/km when you're comparing different fuel types.  Inverting that, we have about 16km/dollar on gas and 45km/dollar of electricity.

#efficiency   #technology   #cars   #EV  ___

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2015-08-02 17:24:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

This is a pretty simple trick to make a very cool 3D effect with your phone ...

#science   #hologram  

Create 3D Hologram using only your smartphone and some clear plastic___This is a pretty simple trick to make a very cool 3D effect with your phone ...

#science   #hologram  

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2015-08-02 17:21:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I like the SS ShouldaBeenABridge personally; http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/07/28/bc-ferries-naming-contest-winners_n_7889250.html

#onlineoops   #naming   #politics  

I like the SS ShouldaBeenABridge personally; http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/07/28/bc-ferries-naming-contest-winners_n_7889250.html

#onlineoops   #naming   #politics  ___

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2015-08-02 17:12:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Always proud of a strong #Canadian woman making a name for herself ...

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/08/01/tatyana-danylyshyn-wins-shooting-competition-bisley_n_7918630.html

#soldier   #shooter   #competition   #military  

Always proud of a strong #Canadian woman making a name for herself ...

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/08/01/tatyana-danylyshyn-wins-shooting-competition-bisley_n_7918630.html

#soldier   #shooter   #competition   #military  ___

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2015-08-02 03:19:22 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I wish this was an article about 10 years of consumer CPUs compared, including AMD and ARM processors, but its still interesting as-is (and a couple AMDs are included for comparison). #CPU #processor http://www.techspot.com/article/1039-ten-years-intel-cpu-compared/

I wish this was an article about 10 years of consumer CPUs compared, including AMD and ARM processors, but its still interesting as-is (and a couple AMDs are included for comparison). #CPU #processor http://www.techspot.com/article/1039-ten-years-intel-cpu-compared/___

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2015-08-02 02:46:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I don't think I'm the only one who thinks this statement is a little off-point, am I?  I know several organizations now using SSDs as primary #storage ; http://www.tweaktown.com/news/46812/ssds-used-storage-according-ceo-seagate/index.html

I don't think I'm the only one who thinks this statement is a little off-point, am I?  I know several organizations now using SSDs as primary #storage ; http://www.tweaktown.com/news/46812/ssds-used-storage-according-ceo-seagate/index.html___

2015-07-31 19:03:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This is the most depressing technology announcement I've read this century, and to be clear, I disagree with many of the author's perspectives.  I checked my calendar just to be sure its not April tomorrow.
http://defcon.ws/

#defcon   #hackers   #security   #YRO  

This is the most depressing technology announcement I've read this century, and to be clear, I disagree with many of the author's perspectives.  I checked my calendar just to be sure its not April tomorrow.
http://defcon.ws/

#defcon   #hackers   #security   #YRO  ___

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2015-07-31 18:59:26 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

All right #Toronto, time to step up your game!  Reserved bike lanes are so yesterday compared to a Radschnellverbindungen.

http://www.wired.com/2015/07/munichs-got-eye-huge-highway-system-cyclists/

#cycling   #cyclists   #infrastructure   #health  

All right #Toronto, time to step up your game!  Reserved bike lanes are so yesterday compared to a Radschnellverbindungen.

http://www.wired.com/2015/07/munichs-got-eye-huge-highway-system-cyclists/

#cycling   #cyclists   #infrastructure   #health  ___

2015-07-30 18:58:00 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I love speaking to people in other countries for warranty support and having to explain what postal codes and provinces are, and how they're designated.  A little national training booklet might be helpful, just maybe?

#techsupport  

I love speaking to people in other countries for warranty support and having to explain what postal codes and provinces are, and how they're designated.  A little national training booklet might be helpful, just maybe?

#techsupport  ___

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2015-07-30 14:13:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Its not a short article but if you're trying to decide whether to click that free upgrade to #Windows10 button or not, this is an excellent overview of #Microsoft's new OS: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/07/review-windows-10-is-the-best-version-yet-once-the-bugs-get-fixed/ by +Ars Technica 

Its not a short article but if you're trying to decide whether to click that free upgrade to #Windows10 button or not, this is an excellent overview of #Microsoft's new OS: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/07/review-windows-10-is-the-best-version-yet-once-the-bugs-get-fixed/ by +Ars Technica ___

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2015-07-28 18:19:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

This is the #EV charging system you really want; just drive onto it and it charges your car without a plug -- thus the name, +PLUGLESS.

This is the #EV charging system you really want; just drive onto it and it charges your car without a plug -- thus the name, +PLUGLESS.___

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2015-07-28 17:59:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I'd love to be in on some of Google's internal conversations about plus and photos because I'm not always convinced they have a clue what's going on out here.
#socialmedia

User satisfaction with Google+ is higher than Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or LinkedIn.

But it's not as high as Pinterest, Wikipedia, YouTube or Instagram. This is according to a new report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index.

The biggest surprise was that Facebook satisfaction has risen from the bottom, and is now almost as high as Google+. 

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/07/28/paced-by-facebook-customer-satisfaction-up-for-social-media-sites/

(Picture not necessarily related.)___I'd love to be in on some of Google's internal conversations about plus and photos because I'm not always convinced they have a clue what's going on out here.
#socialmedia

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2015-07-28 14:47:43 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I have a (fairly typical) habit of choosing 2 or 4 in 1-5 surveys so the surface of this chart is a lot smaller than it would be if I gave stronger answers I suppose, but its still interesting to see their opinion.

#gaming   #survey   #personality  

I have a (fairly typical) habit of choosing 2 or 4 in 1-5 surveys so the surface of this chart is a lot smaller than it would be if I gave stronger answers I suppose, but its still interesting to see their opinion.

#gaming   #survey   #personality  ___

2015-07-27 22:10:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Aside from how point 10 eliminates one of the suggestions under point 2, this is a great list: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-things-you-shouldnt-do-when-running-network-cable/

#networking   #cabling  

Aside from how point 10 eliminates one of the suggestions under point 2, this is a great list: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-things-you-shouldnt-do-when-running-network-cable/

#networking   #cabling  ___

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2015-07-27 01:11:49 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I know some of you are into big #trucks  so get bidding on one of these:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/conquest-knight-xv-mashes-security-flash-into-extreme-vehicle-1.3168221?cmp=rss

I know some of you are into big #trucks  so get bidding on one of these:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/conquest-knight-xv-mashes-security-flash-into-extreme-vehicle-1.3168221?cmp=rss___

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2015-07-24 04:58:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Here's a feature to disable in Windows 10 if you care about wifi #security... 

Here's a feature to disable in Windows 10 if you care about wifi #security... ___

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