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Kevin Clarke (ksclarke) has been at 5 events

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NASA1,588,247Having trouble watching the event? Try watching directly on YouTube at: NASA Long-Distance Google+ Hangout to Connect with Space Station---------Have you ever asked a question to someone in space? No? Well now’s your chance. In a first for the agency, NASA will host a Google+ Hangout live with the International Space Station on Feb. 22 from 10:30 a.m EST to 11:30 a.m. EST. Google+ Hangouts allow people to chat face-to-face while thousands more can tune in to watch the conversation live on Google+ or YouTube. This unique opportunity will connect you, our fans, with astronauts living and working on the orbiting laboratory 240 miles above the Earth.During the event, several video questions will be selected and answered by astronauts on the space station and on the ground. Additionally, NASA will ask real-time questions submitted by our followers on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook.Unique and original questions are more likely to be selected. You can view the Hangout live on the NASA Google+ page or the NASA Television YouTube channel to watch the astronauts answer the questions.SUBMITTING REAL-TIME QUESTIONSTo ask a real-time question during the event on Google+ or Twitter, please use the hashtag #askAstro. You can also post a comment on a thread on NASA’s Facebook page that will open for questions on the morning of the event.WATCHING THE GOOGLE+ HANGOUTTo join the hangout, and for updates and opportunities to participate in upcoming hangouts, visit NASA's Google+ page at http://plus.google.com/+NASA.During the hangout, astronauts Kevin Ford, Chris Hadfield and Tom Marshburn will answer questions and provide insights about life aboard the station. Station crews conduct a variety of science experiments and perform station maintenance during their six-month stay on the outpost. Their life aboard the station in near-weightlessness requires unique approaches to everyday activities such as eating, sleeping and exercising.NASA Long-Distance Google+ Hangout to Connect with Space Station2013-02-22 16:30:008354 
The Walking Dead83,846Episode 10: Home2013-02-18 03:00:001005 
The Walking Dead83,846MID-SEASON PREMIERE2013-02-11 03:00:001939 
The Planetary Society2,890,366Join the Planetary Society and special guests for our live webcast of our Carl Sagan Day show here in Pasadena. We will feature friends and people inspired by Carl, including astrophysicist Kip Thorne, Planetary Society Emeritus Executive Director Lou Friedman, Contact Producer Lynda Obst, and others.The show will be streamed live at http://planetary.org/saganday2012Carl Sagan Day Live-cast2012-11-10 04:00:00161 
Fringe +6,672Fringe returns for its 5th and Final Season! If you plan to watch Episode 1: Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11 with the rest of us Fringies the night it airs, make sure to mark yourself "yes" as going and share this G+ event with a friend. Watch Season 4's Episode 19 "Letters of Transit" here: http://www.fox.com/fringe/full-episodes/14534589/letters-of-transitOn the Season Premiere Episode of #FRINGE ...The fifth and final season picks up from the ominous events of last season’s “Letters of Transit” episode, in which the year is 2036 and the overpowering Observers rule. The Fringe team – preserved in amber for 20 years - is now a rebel resistance team fighting for freedom. Peter, reunited with his now adult daughter, Etta, sets out to find out what happened to his wife and Etta’s mom – Olivia – as they start their mission to save the world from the Observers.Fringe [Season 5 Premiere] - Transilience Thought Unifier Model-112012-09-29 03:00:001099 

Kevin Clarke (ksclarke) has been shared in 130 public circles

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Becky Collins15,950Dance Related Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-02 05:00:4347130935
Wendy Thanh Hồng43GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-25 05:58:2348611315
Kieu Trinh0GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-08-25 05:34:0348613619
Randy Culler30,765The G+ Banjo CirclePlease add the circle and re-share it!If you already have us circled, you might want to re-add to pick up the new members.               Get some #banjo in your stream!If you play banjo, are interested in banjo, or even if you just like banjo player jokes, add the circle and get ready for some fun!Drop a comment if you'd like to be included (or removed).Also, drop by The G+ Banjo Community and say howdyhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111937478617127176862#circleshare #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #circlecount #bluegrass #clawhammer #celtic 2014-08-15 11:01:38352324
Graeme McRae30,763Graeme's Circle of Active GooglePlussers! . . . This is a curated circle of active people on Google+ If you add this circle, you will see hundreds of new posts per day in your stream from this circle alone. If you’re in the circle (you’ll know ‘cause I notified you) then please reshare it! It's a circle of people I started following in May, and who have consistently posted something at least once a week during all of weeks since then. If you want an interesting stream, you should add this circle. If you're interested in how I curated this circle, and why I think it makes for a really great stream, read on. . .How did these people get in the circle?. . . They must have posted something interesting, at least once, because I don't follow people unless they post something interesting. By now, you're probably not surprised by the number of people on G+ whose pages are full of repeated posts, videos without comments, "what's up" and other uninteresting things. I don't follow those people.How did they stay in the circle since they were added?. . . After I add someone, I keep them in the circle of people I added around the same time. Then, several times a week, I go through all my circles and delete people who haven't posted (something visible to me) in the last 7 days. So the people who are left in the circle are consistent posters. That says something important about them, because consistency is a proxy for quality.Wait. What? Why is consistency is a proxy for quality?. . . I'll admit it: I don't have the science to back up that wild statement, but I'll tell you why I believe it to be true. People who post crap don't get a lot of followers, and the few followers they have don't bother to engage. After a while, the crappy-posting people start to think G+ is a ghost town, and they lose interest (or funding). On the other hand, the people who share (or re-share) interesting things get followers and engagement, slowly at first, but ever increasing, and this outpouring of love is what keeps them going. That's what I think anyway, and I'm sticking to it.People who share interesting things get lots of followers. . . This is another half-baked theory of mine, but hear me out. You might think this makes sense: Google+ offers suggestions of people to follow, especially to new users. Google+'s only source of names to suggest is other G+ers like yourself. The G+ers who have the most engagement are the ones Google+ knows will be good to follow, so these people get put out as suggestions more often, and some percentage of those suggestions are taken up. So the more engagement you have, the more Google+ will suggest you as a person to follow, and so the more followers you'll get. Completing the theory: the more interesting the stuff you share (or reshare), the more engagement you'll get, and hence the more followers you'll get.Do you punish people for unfollowing you by unfollowing them back?. . . No. Well, not directly. I only unfollow people who haven’t posted in the past 7 days. If you posted privately to your circles or your extended circles, and then you unfollow me, then I won’t see those posts any more, and I’ll assume you haven’t posted in the past 7 days, and, yes, I will unfollow you in that case. But if your posts are public, my methodology doesn’t care whether you follow me.Do you promise me there won’t be any spammers in this circle?. . . No, I can’t make that promise for 2 reasons. First, one person’s spam is another person’s interesting post. A plumbing contractor who posts fascinating details of pipe fitting, each with a link to his company’s website might go either way. Second, a clever spammer will intersperse interesting posts with annoying spam -- maybe 52014-08-12 05:51:49351364662
Richard Green77,832Engagers Showcase Circle, August 7, 2014If I sent you a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Our cat, Chesterhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/ToxRHsMHytsFibonacci numbers and corridors of width 4https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/gCTyaSV4ugzWalk in the rainhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/gVPzuv7aKHALenticular cloud (reshared from +Sean R. Heavey)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/giTgt4PUd1GGlass Paperweight by Paul Stankardhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/fLfKWxFj3f2“Mathematistan” by Martin Kuppehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/AcUBb8Y9uBjCat's back on the menu, boys!https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/aP3cZEnaqquWaterfall (reshared from +Keith Boone)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/S2pmsTTyiZzOak tree at “The Pig”https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/cv8pi2ffX1NThe Bargate, Southamptonhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/LsYSEpUS1bLCosmos flowerhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/KqvLW32KyXfThe Ashton Memorialhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/aK1E3XqWWSSThrough the castle windowhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/MT7uBM2SUt7Friedman numbershttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/32tzjfB8NnMThe Norfolk Knifehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/DHf4jfSkUKKThe lake at Wyresdale Parkhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/3xFACaympiNCastle of the Clouds2014-08-07 21:46:51451213122238
Cher Fauvél426This is my Elite Raw Rocks Shared Circle!This is my circle for anyone interested in raw, organic, vegan nutrition!May be you just wanna investigate raw living a little? You will find the leaders in this circle.Please G+ and share if you would like to be added :)Be sure to share the original post.Welcome to Raw Rocks Shared Circle!  #rawliving  #rawfood #rawfoodlifestyle #organic   #rawnutrition  2014-07-05 15:20:52500313
Doug Hyatt3,234MANY NEW PEOPLE #2 THAT WILL PLUS 1 and RESHARESimply ADD yourself to this circle, copy the #HASHTAGS, and REPOST#circles   #circlemania   #circletoday   #circleplus   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #CircleSharing   #sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   #circleoftheday   #circledaily   #nicecircle   2014-06-29 10:59:0549119415
Randy Culler29,767The G+ Banjo CirclePlease add the circle and re-share it! I've trimmed out a bunch of inactives (thanks +Circloscope) and, as always, added more #banjo folks that have crossed my stream.               Get some #banjo in your stream!If you play banjo, are interested in banjo, or even if you just like banjo player jokes, add the circle and get ready for some fun!Drop a comment if you'd like to be included (or removed).Also, drop by The G+ Banjo Community and say howdyhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111937478617127176862#circleshare #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #circlecount #bluegrass #clawhammer #celtic 2014-06-21 11:44:573411114
Michael Junghans4,995Great people on google+ Amazing information, you should watch out.#sharedcircles #publicsharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles2014-06-08 10:54:19500314
Maria Morisot31,297Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle02 June, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-06-02 14:17:343008186108
Richard Green70,242Engagers Showcase Circle, June 1, 2014If you received a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Hadamard matriceshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/QDy5znukNrUThe Sada Bikehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/hBPjZLG4m3n“Gandhi”, a matchstick sculpture by David Machhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/7pFbHQzMgLCStreak (reshared from +Alex Milton)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/1y43yM6BY9xLimit Set (reshared from +Vladimir Bulatov)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/QoEgug6BgjGCat in a Baghttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/Hsfo8sSAc5POne fifth, two fifths, red fifth, blue fifthhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/jEYkg8QprbYGordian (un)knotshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/AuFaPJD68uiDream Lake (reshared from +Jason Hill)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/1aU71vuQDhNSwan family (reshared from +Alexander Bogomolny)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/HRect7PJMf7Oedipus ordering his son to use non-Reidemeister moveshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/4e4STv3FLa4“Empire” by Aexionhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/TMnFGYXBiCDThe McNugget monoidhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/aMWKbphCsqGSixteen English words ending in –ogehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/T7XyU3rQdF2014-06-01 07:19:59462240123218
Randy Culler29,393The G+ Banjo CirclePlease add the circle and re-share it!               Get some #banjo in your stream!If you play banjo, are interested in banjo, or even if you just like banjo player jokes, add the circle and get ready for some fun!Drop a comment if you'd like to be included (or removed).Also, drop by The G+ Banjo Community and say howdyhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111937478617127176862#circleshare #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #circlecount #bluegrass #clawhammer #celtic2014-05-25 11:54:24390134
Randy Culler27,821The G+ Banjo CirclePlease add the circle and re-share it!               Get some #banjo in your stream!If you play banjo, are interested in banjo, or even if you just like banjo player jokes, add the circle and get ready for some fun!Drop a comment if you'd like to be included (or removed).Also, drop by The G+ Banjo Community and say howdyhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111937478617127176862#circleshare #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #circlecount #bluegrass #clawhammer #celtic2014-04-26 13:12:16388304
Becky Collins8,289Engagers Showcase Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-04-23 05:59:02400201526
Circlemania !!!2,173in this circle you can find people keen to publish, share, track and unr to good communities. see and discover new friends and circles that may interest you. Do not forget to follow me as: +Andres Aguilar  #circle   #circleshare   #circlemaina   #circlemeup  2014-04-19 15:48:55498261934
Richard Green64,997Engagers Showcase Circle, April 17, 2014If you received a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. Two of the posts below attracted too much engagement to be usable for the circle, but I am including links to them for completeness.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Adding cubeshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/WqimoVTZWL3Flower and snail shell (reshared from +Ralph Reichert)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/5st1n4VBMh5April Fools' Dayhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/Mxa1TNjYo4r“Trinity” by Jen Starkhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/gfRheBovSZUHyperbolic honeycombs (reshared from +Roice Nelson)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/59yPx8yoFbuCoxeter—Conway friezeshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/4XvYb9biaLpTriple helix staircase (reshared from +Romain Brasselet)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/SRJ7CqGNrtLWhich airport is closest to you?https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/FxxdDb6orPy“Spinning Cosmos” by Paul Friedlanderhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/RjnVfRhBPmZStrč prst skrz krkhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/h87PZWs2MSbMersenne primes and perfect numbershttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/cLWBTddiSyy“Urge to fly” by Hermin Abramovitchhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/j2K97AvLvAoKeeper of Time (reshared from +Michael Quinn)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/QnaHrgKjsUUSeven mutual2014-04-17 04:49:32487185132233
Randy Culler26,237The G+ Banjo CirclePlease add the circle and re-share it!               Get some #banjo in your stream!If you play banjo, are interested in banjo, or even if you just like banjo player jokes, add the circle and get ready for some fun!Drop a comment if you'd like to be included (or removed).Also, drop by The G+ Banjo Community and say howdyhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111937478617127176862#circleshare #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #circlecount #bluegrass #clawhammer #celtic2014-03-22 12:54:45373247
Richard Green61,119Engagers Showcase Circle, March 20, 2014If you received a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. I ran out of room, so my most recent posts will be included next time instead.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Michelangelo and the Jordan curve theoremhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/UN8TetdX48VThe Kelpieshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/M6aWXwu6zESAntoine's necklacehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/4anPfBNTyjXThe Farey-Ford tessellationhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/GrZP3ajnRGUAlien Garden (reshared from +Kevin Clift)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/j55RpNfocNABetween a rock and a hard placehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/WGNdNFneW1uAlan Turing: a universal Turing machine?https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/MUjAnVtL7hbVisual artist Aliza Razellhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/hbd3e6U1fhSBeet it (reshared from +Laura Ockel)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/U7RjV31mM7WChess played on a sphere... and other animalshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/LGXUE73Z3MoPass 'Em Onhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/iFCQcXfhNdDArizona sunset (reshared from +Debashish Samaddar)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/CR1yJ48g8CWThe inside of my fridge, through Glasshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/SQK6KoFL2rmBatmobile 1?https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/aV43AZenAd9Mary O'Malley ceramics (reshared from 2014-03-20 19:09:36469199157230
Richard Green59,075Engagers Showcase Circle, March 4, 2014If you received a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. I ran out of room, so my eight most recent posts will be included next time instead.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Robert Wadlowhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/442C6iBpXpTBlanchard Springs Park (reshared from +David D)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/ZJmBps8sgSNPascal's triangle and the number ehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/3KfcsUy994bMy dog Luna, through Glasshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/axiVS2b4jDjMy portrait by +Bearman Cartoons https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/V34HkBjd5mDHow many ways can a tie be tied?https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/RQrjPGQ6nwmWine glass photography (reshared from +Tiffany Lykins)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/bATjvaZrcL4Valentine's Dayhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/1zHKQxAV4ynThe fractal music of Per Nørgårdhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/RLuTaqtxc9jCalvin Seibert's sandcastleshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/RuVoyCdhN4MHerkimer Diamonds (reshared from +BJ Bolender)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/9Z1KuS7sqd1Automorphic numbershttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/JUPgnCtRvhxIndra's pearlshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/eaaFWPKrNTrMolecular machinery2014-03-04 22:10:56498222153265
Randy Culler24,430The G+ Banjo CirclePlease add the circle and re-share it!               Get some #banjo in your stream!If you play banjo, are interested in banjo, or even if you just like banjo player jokes, add the circle and get ready for some fun!Drop a comment if you'd like to be included (or removed).Also, drop by The G+ Banjo Community and say howdyhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111937478617127176862#circleshare #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #circlecount #bluegrass #clawhammer #celtic2014-02-16 13:06:08368102
Richard Green56,916Engagers Showcase Circle, February 14, 2014If you received a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. Because it has been so long since the last edition of this circle, some of my recent posts have not been included here, but I will include them next time.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Beware of geeks bearing gifshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/3jPVUtb4FemStanley Park (reshared from +Alex Milton)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/5PwJjn6qdhcThe Knight Sky (reshared from +Vincent Knight)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/9jAvErWz3ZrCornwall painting (reshared from +Paul Haworth)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/GaeDF8V3bTqPrairie dogshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/SUJSbQPdpA2Glass towers (reshared from +Graeme McRae)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/VspBXwaF8d2Crete coastline (reshared from +Ralph Reichert)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/jFCqBYxcubAMy cat Comethttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/1ZmQ5qKP5nrDispensing batterhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/CYbtWVa2EDmThe Diophantine quintuple conjecturehttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/FNDF7e8pW9XSculpture (reshared from +Henry Segerman)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/ZcqzpV7QSTfLapis lazuli beads (reshared 2014-02-15 00:24:58490221146236
Gray Photography Chicago1,124Shared Circle of Bloggers V5These are people that really engage with posts.  I mean REALLY.  Plussers, sharers, circle adders, you name it!  Every post every time!  Awesome people if you ask me!Want more followers?  Want people that engage with your posts?  What people that care about growing your followers as much as theirs?  Please follow these steps:1. +1 (please)2. Share this circle publicly. (show them love, and they'll show you love in return)3. Add this circle to your circles.4.  Share this circle (adding yourself of course!)#circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #circleshareoftheday   #sharedacirclewithyou   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircle  2014-02-01 17:18:2537213924
Randy Culler20,530The G+ Banjo CirclePlease add the circle and re-share it!               Get some #banjo in your stream!If you play banjo, are interested in banjo, or even if you just like banjo player jokes, add the circle and get ready for some fun!Drop a comment if you'd like to be included (or removed).Also, drop by The G+ Banjo Community and say howdyhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111937478617127176862#circleshare #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #circlecount #bluegrass #clawhammer #celtic2014-01-02 12:10:2841610920
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,563My Christmas Circle Share...have a great christmas and holidays everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-26 03:37:41494222
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,322Another round of #topengagers  !(Be sure to click READ MORE, it is important if you want to be included in this circle next time)These people shareThese people +1These people create original contentThese people make G+ BetterIf you add this circle, you will, without a doubt, see your engagement soar through the roof.  Guaranteed.  If you were notified, you guessed it, you are already in.To be included in the NEXT top engagers circle this week is easier than ever.1.) Add  +Best Cars 2.) Share this post3.) Keep engaging#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown2013-12-15 05:39:26494202
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar0Another round of #topengagers  !(Be sure to click READ MORE, it is important if you want to be included in this circle next time)These people shareThese people +1These people create original contentThese people make G+ BetterIf you add this circle, you will, without a doubt, see your engagement soar through the roof.  Guaranteed.  If you were notified, you guessed it, you are already in.To be included in the NEXT top engagers circle this week is easier than ever.1.) Follow me2.) Share this post3.) Keep engaging#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown 2013-11-25 00:30:29405006
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar0Another round of #topengagers  !(Be sure to click READ MORE, it is important if you want to be included in this circle next time)These people shareThese people +1These people create original contentThese people make G+ BetterIf you add this circle, you will, without a doubt, see your engagement soar through the roof.  Guaranteed.  If you were notified, you guessed it, you are already in.To be included in the NEXT top engagers circle this week is easier than ever.1.) Follow me2.) Share this post3.) Keep engaging#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown 2013-11-24 16:58:13405007
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar0Another round of #topengagers  !(Be sure to click READ MORE, it is important if you want to be included in this circle next time)These people shareThese people +1These people create original contentThese people make G+ BetterIf you add this circle, you will, without a doubt, see your engagement soar through the roof.  Guaranteed.  If you were notified, you guessed it, you are already in.To be included in the NEXT top engagers circle this week is easier than ever.1.) Follow me2.) Share this post3.) Keep engaging#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown 2013-11-24 08:00:39405105
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar0#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown2013-11-24 06:33:32405005
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar0This group will follow back !#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown2013-11-24 01:22:28405104
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar0Here's the latest update of my Engagers circle. The last version of this circle was close to full, so I started it again from scratch. This circle includes people who have recently engaged with one of my posts in the form of +1s, comments and public reshares.I might have missed some people because of limitations of the Google+ interface. Fortunately, the next release of +Circloscope on June 28 is likely to include new features that make circles like this one much easier to create.I've included 100 guest members in this circle, taken from my Favourites circle, which I haven't shared in a while.Like my previous circle share, this is a Showcase circle! What this means is that everyone is invited to leave a comment on (the original post of) this circle share containing a link to one of your own posts. Ideally, this should be something that you posted recently and that you are particularly pleased with. (Don't post spam though; I will delete it.)2013-11-24 00:22:24405014
Lo Sauer2,674A circle of incredible people: engagers and makers/doers that need to be shared.Include yourself in future circles: +1, comment, reshare to your public stream.Super talents: +Florian Mauerhofer +Jefferson Krautsieder +Scott Buehler +Marija Mijajlovic +Susan Murphy +Vercin Le Gaulois +Lauren Johnson +Michael Q Todd +Pam Dabney +Jasmina Brozović +Marion Blumoer +Kenneth Bowers +Olaf Fichtner +Jan Schellenberger +Richard Green Thanks to all of you!Also thanks to+Igor Schevchenko who has always great photos to shareThe best circle distribution channels are included : +Hyperball Circles +Circle Master +2013-11-20 23:31:32500482664
Claudiu Narita3,3332013-11-20 02:26:27501817
Richard Green36,016Engagers Showcase Circle, October 28 2013If you received a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle. I'm going to take a leaf out of +Scott Buehler's book and provide links to the recent posts on which this circle was based.Bald eagle photograph (taken by +Keith Boone)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/j5KavjHWF54Mathematical art based on Smyth surfaces (found via +Theron Hitchman)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/diMxPK6xaT9A picture of my cathttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/9yRcGmnx7KMSlicing a tetrahedron (animation by +Christopher Hanusa)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/9CFwtuigy5EAutomated mission statement generator (thanks to +Paul Harper and +Kevin Clift)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/VFSH3pKsWdRThe Surrealist art of Hossein Zare (found via +Jeni Ong)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/HiXTRkBPwRTEmbarrassing tweet by UK education ministerhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/hF3JhTtqkRvPower lines photograph (taken by +James Wheeler)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/6r3ac1KqNMWPhase plot of an essential singularityhttps://plus.google.com/10158482013-10-28 17:55:18487235142247
Silvio De Rossi3,801It's dance time! #saturdaynight  Circle! :DThis is my first #sharedcircle of #topengagers, a group of interesting people who share unique and original content.What are you waiting to add them to your circles? :)To be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1) Do +1 t the post2) Comment the post and specify your "category" (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)3) Include the circle among your circles4) Share the circle (include yourself)5) Smile to life, sun in sunshine.Special thanks my dear #friends and #followers:+Raffaele Romeo Arena  +Tancredi Matranga +Alessandro Folghera +Christine DeGraff +Viktor Mulin +Cesare Riccardo Have a good life!#topsharedcircle   #facciamolastoria   #leonardo   #deroplus   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial  #trust #circles  #circleshare  #sharedcircle   2013-10-26 19:28:02457531239
Raffaele Romeo Arena5,311Welcome my dear #friends and #follower this is #thursdaycircle #topengagers  This circle is very important because it's composed of many important peolple, that often #interact with me and our community.You remember that #social  is   #sharedlife  and #follow is #friendship  . And so:-include me in your circles-create a large network-shared the circle (include yourself)-add +1 to the post-interact will allow you to enter the great circle that soon will share-happy life and sun is sunshine.Special thanks, to my #friends  and #followers  :+Alessandro Folghera +Mario Falcetti +Cesare Riccardo +Edith Kukla +Dominique Keller +Viktor Mulin +Silvio De Rossi +Tancredi Matranga +Tazein Mirza Saad +Fashion Circles #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle 2013-10-24 09:20:30459623468
Circle Construct is for communication561A little room to add yourself. Please public share, because if you are not in this circle, that is how you will get included into future circles somewhere. 2013-10-22 08:23:1946613833
Richard Green32,670Engagers Showcase Circle, October 16 2013If you received a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. In the last two weeks, I discussed mathematical aspects of the art of M.C. Escher, as well as the fractal known as the Sierpinski triangle. I also posted about a sign with a typo on it, and a set of tea mugs for the kind of people who would be annoyed by such a mistake. I posted some original photography; one of my photo posts got into What's Hot, so I skipped over it when compiling this circle. I also reshared posts by +John Baez, +Arnold Hayes, +Jason Hill, and +Bo Insogna, all of whom are included in the circle.Google's persistent domain name bug has meant that I wasn't able to include everyone I wanted to in this circle. The bug is now even worse than before, and has stripped certain people out of all of my circles because of my attempt to add them to this one! I hope they fix this soon, because it's really annoying.As always, reshares of this circle are appreciated, and I look forward to seeing everyone's links. Thanks for reading my posts!2013-10-16 17:57:37418246154238
Raffaele Romeo Arena4,418#mondaysharedcircle in your #circle #seocircle #fashioncircle This #circle includes important followers to affirm a strong #community getting bigger. Join the community and shareTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)  Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - Include the circle among your circles4 - Share the circle (include yourself)If you come accross Google error messages, incorporating my circles, please provide me the error, I'm classifying these errors. Have a wonderful Monday and all week; and a better popularityMost important: Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104Special thaks to my friend and special follower:+Alessandro Folghera+Viktor Mulin+Fashion Circles+Scott Buehler+Sam Stormborn Ormandy+Владимир Самсонов+Ludovic Moreeuw+Dominique Keller+Tancredi Matranga+Silvio De Rossi+Edith Kukla2013-10-14 20:44:30460211238
Christy Sandhoff17,588Daniel Mihai Popescu originally shared: The Latest is a circle with a lot of members borrowed from +Richard Green's last Showcase Circle share, my Invincible and a few rewards :)Please share it, add it, make yourself comfortable :)#danielmihaipopescusharedcircle It is not a final form, in less than a week it will change, so hurry up my friends and future friends :)If you're notified, you're in!2013-10-10 17:14:34405271240
Daniel Mihai Popescu18,027The Latest is a circle with a lot of members borrowed from +Richard Green's last Showcase Circle share, my Invincible and a few rewards :)Please share it, add it, make yourself comfortable :) #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle It is not a final form, in less than a week it will change, so hurry up my friends and future friends :)If you're notified, you're in!2013-10-09 17:09:12413804478
Raffaele Romeo Arena3,803Astonishing #topengagers   Happy  #Tuesday my #friends , and you are welcome in my #tuesdaycircle A nice group of people who I found to share and comment my posts, and have as a goal to grow our #community.And so, after difficult day on #Monday we are to enjoy on Tuesday in #fashionstyle To be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)      (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)5 - Plus and share the new important #fashionprofile https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/101905178080519621345/101905178080519621345/posts5 - smile to life, sun in sunshine.Thanks to all of you who are part of my circles and those who will be part of, in particular, I thank my #friends and #followers :+Alessandro Folghera+Alfredo Torres+Dirk Talamasca+Viktor Mulin+Cesare Riccardo+Mario Falcetti+Владимир Самсонов+Dominique KellerHave a wonderful weekend and increasing your #popularity and your #circles#topsharedcircle   2013-10-08 08:07:37463571860
Rodolfo Grimaldi Blog2,905A Second Circle based on a combination of +Richard Green's and my favorites :) ( +Daniel Mihai Popescu )It is a free circle, it's not it's final form, so add it, do whatever you consider to do with it, because there is a lot of space here :) #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle I like the relevance on the cover :)You are notified, dear friends and future friends :)2013-10-01 19:13:49408582254
Richard Green28,613Engagers Showcase Circle, October 1 2013If you received a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. In the last week or so, I posted about the Bell numbers and the classification of indigenous American languages, and I shared some tips on posting successful Google+ articles. I also discussed the Super Mario Möbius Strip and posted some original photography; one of my pictures made it into What's Hot, which meant that I had to skip over it when constructing this circle. I recently reshared posts by +James Wheeler and +Erno Rubik (the inventor of Rubik's Cube). They are both included in this circle, as is physics blogger +Jonah Miller, who is back on Google+ after being away for several weeks.As always, reshares of this circle are appreciated, and I look forward to seeing everyone's links. Thanks for reading my posts!2013-10-01 17:34:03422246136258
Circle Construct is for communication561To You, When you are not comfortable with circles here is exactly what to do....1. Name the Circle and save the #circle .2. Give the circle creator credit #circleconstruct   3. Give credit to who shared the circle with you #circleconstruct   4. Add yourself to the circle. 5. Share the circle public, all your circles, or specific people who would      benefit from the people in the circle. 6. Say thank you in the stream. (comments)7. Let me know if you don’t wish to be in shared circles, we have          circles marked for that here so you can still receive page member  information.#circleconstruct  says you are welcome in advance.... #queenpld   #circleconstruct   #vipcirclemember    #highnumbers   #samepeople   #everycircle  2013-09-29 10:08:244681835
Richard Green27,236Engagers Showcase Circle, September 21 2013If you received a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. This week, I posted about the union-closed sets conjecture in mathematics, and I shared some of my original photography and some artwork from my daughter. I also reshared posts by +Paul Haworth, +Tiffany Lykins, +Jeni Ong, +Pauline Taylor and +Rupert Wood. I ran out of room on this circle because I waited too long to share it, so I excluded some people who didn't have me in their circles. However, everyone who reshared the last version of the circle should be included, provided that they have a profile picture. I did not include the engagers on my two most recent posts, but I will include them next time. I apologise to +Azure Tackert and +Eng UNG, who are supposed to be in this circle, but Google will not let me circle them back because of the annoying domain restriction bug.As always, reshares of this circle are appreciated, and I look forward to seeing everyone's links. Thanks for reading my posts!2013-09-21 16:59:27473241168250
Raffaele Romeo Arena2,188Welcome in my #weekendcircle .You remember that #social  is  #sharedlife  and #follow is #friendship  . And so:-include me in your circles-create a large network-shared the circle (include yourself)-add +1 to the post-happy lifeSpecial thanks, to my #friends  and #followers  :+Alessandro Folghera +Mario Falcetti +Cesare Riccardo  #circles   #circleshare  #sharedcircle #circlesharing   #follower #socialnetworking   #social   #followme   #follow4followback  2013-09-13 17:59:23468472555
Alessandro Folghera11,714Happy Monday Circle of #topengagers  To be included, just:1 - do +1 t the post2 - comment the post3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Have a special week of success and popularity #mondaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial  #trust#betrustable #trustinme   #popularitycircle  2013-09-02 05:17:05497503054
Richard Green24,168Engagers Showcase Circle, August 28 2013If you received a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. I ran out of room, so I may have missed some engagers on very recent posts, but I will include them next time. Apologies again to +Christine DeGraff, who G+ won't let me include because of an obscure bug.As always, reshares are appreciated, and I look forward to seeing everyone's links. Thanks for reading my posts!2013-08-28 21:16:15500226136235

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2014-09-18 02:26:32 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

And I see that I missed that First Aid Kit has a new album out (as of last June)... I know what I'm listening to tomorrow morning.

So, Google Now, now that you can alert me to when my favorite TV shows have a new episode out, how about doing the same for artists I like?

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2014-09-10 16:54:29 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s) 

Race organisers attempt to stop Kathrine Switzer from competing in the Boston Marathon. She became the first woman to finish the race. [1967]

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2014-09-10 04:18:23 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s) 

As a white male, I'm sure I've got my blind spots. It's pretty clear to me, though, that the tech world is male dominated.  It's also pretty clear to me that there is a lot of misogyny out there on the Web.  Neither of these two things is the way that it should be.

I value organizations like the +Ada Initiative because they provide support for those that need it, but also because their educational efforts provide "Aha" moments for those, like me, who may not always recognize our opportunities for improvement.  The ongoing conversation about harassment at tech conferences, in tech communities, and on the Web in general, I believe, moves us forward (to being a more just society).  It's groups like the Ada Initiative that are leading the conversation (and also providing very practical steps for improvement).

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2014-09-19 17:10:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

My favorite thing of the day is this piece from The Guardian on collective nouns. "A shrewdness of apes?" "A superfluity of nuns?" They're all wonderful.

My favorite thing of the day is this piece from The Guardian on collective nouns. "A shrewdness of apes?" "A superfluity of nuns?" They're all wonderful.___

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2014-09-19 17:04:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Hi everyone, our journey goes on! Heading toward Chianti we crossed a really enchanted place in Tuscany, a magnificent fairy tale like mist-shrouded forest. Of course we couldn't help stopping to catch that magic atmosphere before keeping up our travel. Hope you like the preview ;)
to be continued..

Ciao a tutti, il nostro viaggio continua! Dirigendoci verso il Chianti siamo passati da un posto della Toscana davvero incantato, un magnifico bosco avvolto nella nebbia che pareva quasi fatato. Ovviamente non abbiamo potuto non fermarci a catturare quella magica atmosfera prima di proseguire il nostro viaggio. Spero vi piaccia il preview ;) alla prossima puntata..


#forest #Italy #italia #toscana #Tuscany #chianti #mist #green #googlephotographers #italianphotographers #photography #travel #travelling #traveldiary 

Hi everyone, our journey goes on! Heading toward Chianti we crossed a really enchanted place in Tuscany, a magnificent fairy tale like mist-shrouded forest. Of course we couldn't help stopping to catch that magic atmosphere before keeping up our travel. Hope you like the preview ;)
to be continued..

Ciao a tutti, il nostro viaggio continua! Dirigendoci verso il Chianti siamo passati da un posto della Toscana davvero incantato, un magnifico bosco avvolto nella nebbia che pareva quasi fatato. Ovviamente non abbiamo potuto non fermarci a catturare quella magica atmosfera prima di proseguire il nostro viaggio. Spero vi piaccia il preview ;) alla prossima puntata..


#forest #Italy #italia #toscana #Tuscany #chianti #mist #green #googlephotographers #italianphotographers #photography #travel #travelling #traveldiary ___

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2014-09-19 16:49:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Thanks Google Music for recommending Paige Anderson & The Fearless Kin to me.  Yes, I love it.  Great voice(s), music, and lyrics.

http://thefearlesskin.com/

Keep those good recommendations coming!

Thanks Google Music for recommending Paige Anderson & The Fearless Kin to me.  Yes, I love it.  Great voice(s), music, and lyrics.

http://thefearlesskin.com/

Keep those good recommendations coming!___

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2014-09-19 03:50:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

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2014-09-19 02:58:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

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2014-09-18 22:07:24 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Mwahahahaha. They should be. They should be!

Mwahahahaha. They should be. They should be!___

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2014-09-18 22:03:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

Interesting.

via +Stephanie V. 

Chart the distant reaches of outer space with #Interstellar. Just like the highly anticipated film, this game features realistic theories endorsed by renowned physicist Kip Thorne.

Happy travels, earthlings. http://goo.gl/oyg2LC___Interesting.

via +Stephanie V. 

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2014-09-18 22:03:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

Interesting.

via +Stephanie V. 

Chart the distant reaches of outer space with #Interstellar. Just like the highly anticipated film, this game features realistic theories endorsed by renowned physicist Kip Thorne.

Happy travels, earthlings. http://goo.gl/oyg2LC___Interesting.

via +Stephanie V. 

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2014-09-18 22:01:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

#privacy   #libraries  

#privacy   #libraries  ___

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2014-09-18 03:28:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

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2014-09-18 03:04:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

MAVEN arrives at Mars in 4 days!

On September 21st, NASA's next spacecraft - MAVEN - arrives at Mars, beginning its mission to study the atmosphere of Mars.

In order to get into orbit around Mars, MAVEN has to change its velocity by more than 4,300 kph.

One of the cool first missions for MAVEN was totally unexpected. It's going to image Comet Siding Springs, which will pass only 130,000 km from Mars. In fact, Mars is going to pass right through the coma of the comet.

http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/nasas-maven-spacecraft-makes-final-preparations-for-mars/

MAVEN arrives at Mars in 4 days!

On September 21st, NASA's next spacecraft - MAVEN - arrives at Mars, beginning its mission to study the atmosphere of Mars.

In order to get into orbit around Mars, MAVEN has to change its velocity by more than 4,300 kph.

One of the cool first missions for MAVEN was totally unexpected. It's going to image Comet Siding Springs, which will pass only 130,000 km from Mars. In fact, Mars is going to pass right through the coma of the comet.

http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/nasas-maven-spacecraft-makes-final-preparations-for-mars/___

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2014-09-18 02:53:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

And now for something completely different. 

And now for something completely different. ___

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2014-09-18 02:46:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

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2014-09-18 02:26:32 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

And I see that I missed that First Aid Kit has a new album out (as of last June)... I know what I'm listening to tomorrow morning.

So, Google Now, now that you can alert me to when my favorite TV shows have a new episode out, how about doing the same for artists I like?

And I see that I missed that First Aid Kit has a new album out (as of last June)... I know what I'm listening to tomorrow morning.

So, Google Now, now that you can alert me to when my favorite TV shows have a new episode out, how about doing the same for artists I like?___

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2014-09-18 02:06:40 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Taj Mahal receives lifetime achievement award from the Americana Music Association... well deserved!

Taj Mahal receives lifetime achievement award from the Americana Music Association... well deserved!___

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2014-09-17 18:55:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

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2014-09-17 18:32:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

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2014-09-17 18:25:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

219 million stars: Astronomers release most detailed catalog ever made of the visible Milky Way.

A new catalog of the visible part of the northern part of our home Galaxy, the Milky Way, includes no fewer than 219 million stars. From dark sky sites on Earth, the Milky Way appears as a glowing band stretching across the sky. To astronomers, it is the disk of our own galaxy, a system stretching across 100,000 light-years, seen edge-on from our vantage point orbiting the Sun. The disk contains the majority of the stars in the galaxy, including the Sun, and the densest concentrations of dust and gas. Learn more: http://buff.ly/1ye6FKr

219 million stars: Astronomers release most detailed catalog ever made of the visible Milky Way.

A new catalog of the visible part of the northern part of our home Galaxy, the Milky Way, includes no fewer than 219 million stars. From dark sky sites on Earth, the Milky Way appears as a glowing band stretching across the sky. To astronomers, it is the disk of our own galaxy, a system stretching across 100,000 light-years, seen edge-on from our vantage point orbiting the Sun. The disk contains the majority of the stars in the galaxy, including the Sun, and the densest concentrations of dust and gas. Learn more: http://buff.ly/1ye6FKr___

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2014-09-17 15:53:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

Interesting... just learned you can see a list of your collected quotes on GoodReads (and they have a quotes widget).  I need to start using that feature more!

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/list/3289552

It is difficult to get the news from poems yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there. - William Carlos Williams___Interesting... just learned you can see a list of your collected quotes on GoodReads (and they have a quotes widget).  I need to start using that feature more!

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/list/3289552

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2014-09-17 15:39:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

#whales  

#whales  ___

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2014-09-17 02:25:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

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2014-09-17 02:03:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

via +Sean Corcoran 

"Light My Fire!" by Van Dorpen Photography: http://goo.gl/nJMVy5 #photography___via +Sean Corcoran 

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2014-09-17 01:49:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

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2014-09-17 01:43:33 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Sad. 

Sad. ___

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2014-09-16 20:54:30 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Heard this argument against wind power over the summer...

___Heard this argument against wind power over the summer...

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2014-09-16 16:33:08 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

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2014-09-16 16:05:26 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s) 

via +Thom Thomas 

#funny  

The words of a programmer decoded... ___via +Thom Thomas 

#funny  

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2014-09-15 21:38:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

via +Adam Fullerton 

Some might wonder why Microsoft would pay $2.5 billion for a game with low-res graphics and no real plot-line — but the reality is that Minecraft is far more of an open platform for creativity than it is a simple game, and is likely worth much more than $2.5B___via +Adam Fullerton 

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2014-09-15 20:25:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

Free stream of Leonard Cohen's brand new album, Popular Problems. Enjoy it while you can. Have you ever seen Cohen perform live? Would you go if he tours now?

#leonardcohen   #popularproblems   #streamingmusic  

Free stream of Leonard Cohen's brand new album, Popular Problems. Enjoy it while you can. Have you ever seen Cohen perform live? Would you go if he tours now?

#leonardcohen   #popularproblems   #streamingmusic  ___

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2014-09-14 21:27:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

"Vermont's largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass."

"Vermont's largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass."___

2014-09-14 21:19:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

A long read, and worth it.

#gaming

via +Chris Adams

Hi. I make games. I write about games. I get paid to make games. I used to get paid to write about games. I walked away from paid writing about games, because it was a pretty shitty, corrupt, jaded process that really flew in the face of why I wanted to write about games. 

I've talked to a lot of pro- #GamerGate  people over the past few days. I've tried to hear out as many as I could. It was hard. I want to first address why that was hard, then I want to try to address some of the trends between the reasonable, cool people I spoke with. 

First off, it's very difficult to wade through the hate. The signal to noise ratio is not good. In fact, it's terrible. If you're reasonable, and you want to have a conversation, it's difficult to do that when the person is hearing ten death threats and thirty insults for every single reasonable message. That mars any perception of credibility for a group that's invested heavily in credibility and ethics. 

Now, I've heard a few people say, "Point out the threats and insults when they happen! We'll report those people! They don't speak for us!" I've seen numerous people pointing these threats and harassments out. A couple of very bad times, I saw some people jump in, report, and otherwise shut down the threats. But more often than not (by a wide margin) what I saw was apologism and excuses for the threats and harassment. I saw a lot of "but this time it's warranted!" style messages. That doesn't help anyone. That doesn't build dialogue. 

So, if you want to know why there are prominent journalists right now talking about how gamer culture is toxic, and how gamers as a label are dead, this is why. Because even if you're rational, passionate, and wanting good things, your voice is being drowned out by loud, hateful, toxic people. 

A couple of days ago, I posted an email from the San Francisco Police Department verifying a police report placed by Anita Sarkeesian. Why? Because a muckraker accused her of lying, and drummed up a BUNCH of hate. His message had over six hundred reshares. His thread had dozens of people talking about how she needs to be imprisoned, how she needs to be shot, and how she's... you get the picture. So, I fact-checked. And I posted the results of that fact-checking. Did I get six hundred people recanting their threats, insults, and accusations? No. I got a couple dozen people threatening me, and a fuckton of people insulting me for DARING to fact-check a journalist. When, mind you, the Gamergate movement is supposedly about holding journalists accountable. Do you know how many messages came up to the effect of, "Oh. I shouldn't have jumped the gun and accused her without the facts?" None. None at all. 

So understand why a lot of us say, "This group of people is toxic." It's because a large majority of what we're experiencing is people doing very toxic things. There are some reasonable voices. But from where we stand, they're a stark minority. The movement is about accountability and ethics in journalism, yet the ONLY reaction I got from fact-checking a journalist was hate, denial, threats, and insults. From where I stand, calling Gamergate toxic and hateful isn't a far stretch at all, because it appears to be doing toxic and hateful things.

Yes, there's some positive. Yay, charities. But that's drowned out. And ironically, when we hear about a charity or otherwise positive thing, it's universally used as a method of attack. For example, there was a period where the Gamergate folks had it in their head that Zoe Quinn was lying about charitable donations. They'd trot out, "We aren't lying con artists! We really donate to charities!" Essentially, weaponizing charity. Then, I also heard a lot of people bragging when Zoe's donations were verified officially by the charities, because a group of (allegedly) thousands of people were able to donate more than a single independent game designer. Like seriously, very petty shit. 

So, corruption in journalism. Can I let you in on a secret? 

We want to have that conversation. We all do, with maybe a couple of exceptions. This is a conversation we've tried to have, and wanted to have for years. 

But why aren't we just sitting down and talking it over and smiling and playing games and shutting up about the feminisms? Basically, it's because we're having two completely different conversations. One's an insider conversation, informed about the industry. The other is an outsider conversation, based on half-truths, misunderstandings, and what we see as skewed priorities. 

On our side, a lot of journalists hate the nepotism, and most importantly, they hate the relationship the industry has with journalism. Because a while back ago, "games journalism" was essentially coopted as a marketing arm for certain AAA publishers. At that point, AAA publishers became gatekeepers for success in games journalism. It's awful, because we want to be talking critically. We want to be looking at games in different lights. We want to approach these works of art as works of art, and not just as the next success or flop. But that can't happen on any large scale, because of that corruption, because of the commercialism of it all. 

The way a lot of the Gamergate stuff looks to us really looks like some strange bizarro world where the games industry works completely different than it really does.

The biggest targets of Gamergate have been people who are frankly powerless in the games industry. People like Zoe Quinn and Phil Fish, they are not gatekeepers. They are not able to enact any real, significant influence on the industry. Most independent game jams, awards, and exhibitions are small groups of people, trying to make names for themselves in their little ponds. That's how independent artists work in pretty much every creative field. They can't compete with the game industry, so they're trying to carve out their own little micro industry, where they do their own things and have a captive audience. 

The people being targeted the most are small names, on the fringe of the industry. Even if these people all pat each other on the proverbial backs and promote each other into the ground with the corruption of a thousand watergates, their games will NEVER be as successful as even moderately popular indie games like Castle Crashers. We're talking about games that won't pay a single basic salary if successful. To these games, success doesn't look a lot different than failure. 

"SJWs" aren't affecting widescale change in video games. There's some minor change here and there. But most of it is shit that, if you weren't aware was changed, you wouldn't know was any different. If they get what they want, and that's a big if, the end result will be a few more games featuring a little more diversity, and maybe less rape and objectification. This will never, ever approach social justice change in major titles like Call of Duty. The SJWs know that. The Call of Duty developers are making Call of Duty. Nobody expects them to make something else. There's room for Call of Duty. Nobody is trying to take it away. Fuck, the ideal is ultimately MORE GAMES. This is a good thing. Experimental games move the industry forward, and make your core games better. Those games get to be the testing ground where we try out new ideas in a less risk adverse environment. 

Anita Sarkeesian? So far, a writer for an already very diverse game was influenced to cop to a trope in his games, and say he won't be using it again. Fundamentally, the game is still a manshooter game. Just, one story element will be swapped out for something else in the future, instead of recycling the same old thing. That's pretty much as far as her influence has gone. 

Here's why: She's not trying to enact and force change. She's pointing out trends, the way an art critic does. Some people might look to what she's saying, and ask for more exceptions from that trend. Some developers might see those trends in their work, and shift away. But she's never once said that games featuring sexist tropes should not be made. She even makes explicitly clear in every one of her videos that playing games with sexist tropes is okay, it's not wrong to have fun with those games. But, certain trends do influence attitudes, according to numerous scientific studies. She doesn't say these games will make you sexist. That would be stupid, since she, and numerous SJW types, have played these games. If she was saying that, and she's not, she would have to follow up her videos with, "I played this game. It made me sexist." 

Do you know what else this focus on Anita's doing? It's making your games worse. And I'm not saying, "Oh, if you leave Anita alone, she'll make games better". No. But right now, AAA game executives see people like Anita calling for diversity in games, and they're seeing people like Gamergate attacking them vehemently. They see SO much hate. They see 650 people retweeting the guy claiming she lied about a police report. This tells them that the market doesn't want diversity. This tells them to double down on boring, scruffy 30-something male protagonist with a dark past, blah, blah. When we look at games like Watch Dogs, and we think they could have done better if they were a little more ambitious, understand that people shitting on "SJWs" causes that risk averse, milquetoast game design. 

You can have discussions about Anita's points. But understand that she's making critique. A lot of it is subjective. A lot of it relies on specific definitions that she gives. For example, it's popular to attack her use of Hitman as an example of Women as Background Decoration. However, the only way it's not a valid example is if you're not actually using her definition. Essentially, you're throwing out her thesis and applying a different thesis to her examples. That's not fair, and it's not academically sound.

But have these discussions! Just focus on the art, the trends, and the culture. Don't focus on the person. Because if your goal is debunking her, you've already lost. Right now, people are throwing so much shit at her, hoping it sticks. Seriously. A journalist literally investigated whether or not she actually made a police report when people were threatening her life, and another prominent blogger demanded police report numbers from her. Neither of these people are entitled to that information. They're trying so hard to catch her up in a lie, that they're losing sight of what they're doing, and how silly and unethical it looks. Why does Anita have to be discredited, if her points are not valid? If her arguments are wrong, discuss them. 

Right now, publishers are buying reviews. Right now, publishers are giving large amounts of money and other perks to journalists in order to skew the public perception and influence, both positively and negatively, game sales. Right now, Metacritic is being used to determine whether or not designers get to keep their jobs. Right now, AAA executives are cutting women and LGBT characters out of games in development, because of "the core demographic". These are huge problems. These are problems we want to talk about. These are problems we want to fix. 

We aren't going to smile and nod while hundreds of people dogpile a couple of people's sex lives. We're not going to cheer you on while muckrakers are hounding people for answers to stupid, invasive questions they shouldn't be asking. We want a better industry. But we feel that what we're seeing, or at least the bulk of what we're seeing is making a worse industry. ___A long read, and worth it.

#gaming

via +Chris Adams

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2014-09-14 20:30:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

Did you hear how the Egg Board misrepresents the effect that cholesterol in eggs has on the cholesterol in our bloodstream? Outrageous!

Watch this week’s video below or click the link to watch on NutritionFacts.org: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-the-egg-board-designs-misleading-studies

Did you hear how the Egg Board misrepresents the effect that cholesterol in eggs has on the cholesterol in our bloodstream? Outrageous!

Watch this week’s video below or click the link to watch on NutritionFacts.org: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-the-egg-board-designs-misleading-studies___

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2014-09-14 20:21:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

At age 84, psychology professor Walter Mischel is about to publish his first nonacademic book, “The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control.”

I’m with Mischel (pronounced me-SHELL) in his tiny home office in Paris, where he spends the summer with his girlfriend. We’re watching grainy video footage of preschoolers taking the “marshmallow test,” the legendary experiment on self-control that he invented nearly 50 years ago. 

In the video, a succession of 5-year-olds sit at a table with cookies on it (the kids could pick their own treats). If they resist eating anything for 15 minutes, they get two cookies; otherwise they just get one. Famously, preschoolers who waited longest for the marshmallow went on to have higher SAT scores than the ones who couldn’t wait. In later years they were thinner, earned more advanced degrees, used less cocaine, and coped betterwith stress.more »

At age 84, psychology professor Walter Mischel is about to publish his first nonacademic book, “The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control.”

I’m with Mischel (pronounced me-SHELL) in his tiny home office in Paris, where he spends the summer with his girlfriend. We’re watching grainy video footage of preschoolers taking the “marshmallow test,” the legendary experiment on self-control that he invented nearly 50 years ago. 

In the video, a succession of 5-year-olds sit at a table with cookies on it (the kids could pick their own treats). If they resist eating anything for 15 minutes, they get two cookies; otherwise they just get one. Famously, preschoolers who waited longest for the marshmallow went on to have higher SAT scores than the ones who couldn’t wait. In later years they were thinner, earned more advanced degrees, used less cocaine, and coped better with stress.

Mischel says we anxious parents timing our kids in front of treats are missing a key finding of willpower research: Whether you eat the marshmallow at age 5 isn’t your destiny. Self-control can be taught. “If you change how you think about it, its impact on what you feel and do changes,” Mischel writes.

He explains that there are two warring parts of the brain: a hot part demanding immediate gratification (the limbic system), and a cool, goal-oriented part (the prefrontal cortex). The secret of self-control, he says, is to train the prefrontal cortex to kick in first.

Part of what adults need to learn about self-control is in those videos of 5-year-olds. The children who succeed turn their backs on the cookie, push it away, pretend it’s something nonedible like a piece of wood, or invent a song. Instead of staring down the cookie, they transform it into something with less of a throbbing pull on them.

His secret seems to come straight from the marshmallow test: distraction. Adults can use similar methods of distraction and distancing, he says. In moments of emotional distress, imagine that you’re viewing yourself from outside, or consider what someone else would do in your place. “It’s to keep living in a way one wants to live and work; to distract constructively; to distract in ways that are in themselves satisfying; to do things that are intrinsically gratifying.” 

#psychology   #sciencesunday  ___

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2014-09-14 20:02:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

#this

Yesterday, I took a walk, up into the forest above my house. It was late afternoon, and it is late summer, and the air was warm and the sun lit up parts of the forest in a glorious green. I can never capture the feeling, the sense of space and light, but I like to try.___#this

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2014-09-12 18:14:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

#netneutrality  

Sometimes images load just too damned fast... for those cases, we have ComcastifyJS: http://bit.ly/WTsk9s  - courtesy of +The Onion.___ #netneutrality  

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2014-09-12 04:24:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

Can't stress enough how this will change the way I make calls. No more cares for unlimited calling and texts.

Can't stress enough how this will change the way I make calls. No more cares for unlimited calling and texts.___

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2014-09-12 04:07:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

Chrome OS can now run Android Apps
Starting with 4

For a technical explanation Google under created an entire Android runtime which runs under ChromeOS using NativeClient.

The app code is all running on top of the Chrome platform, specifically inside of Native Client. In this way the ARC (Android Runtime for Chrome) apps run in the same environment as other apps you can download from the Chrome Web Store, even though they are written on top of standard Android APIs. The developers do not need to port or modify their code, though they often choose to improve it to work well with the Chromebook form factor (keyboard, touchpad, optional touchscreen, etc).

Also: 
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/09/chrome-os-can-now-run-android-apps-no-porting-required/

Chrome OS can now run Android Apps
Starting with 4

For a technical explanation Google under created an entire Android runtime which runs under ChromeOS using NativeClient.

The app code is all running on top of the Chrome platform, specifically inside of Native Client. In this way the ARC (Android Runtime for Chrome) apps run in the same environment as other apps you can download from the Chrome Web Store, even though they are written on top of standard Android APIs. The developers do not need to port or modify their code, though they often choose to improve it to work well with the Chromebook form factor (keyboard, touchpad, optional touchscreen, etc).

Also: 
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/09/chrome-os-can-now-run-android-apps-no-porting-required/___

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2014-09-12 01:52:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

The IIIF 2.0 Image API is out...

#iiif  

The IIIF 2.0 Image API is out...

#iiif  ___

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2014-09-11 05:43:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

New York Times - But as President Obama prepares to send the United States on what could be a yearslong military campaign against the militant group, American intelligence agencies have concluded that it poses no immediate threat to the United States. Some officials and terrorism experts believe that the actual danger posed by ISIS has been distorted in hours of television punditry and alarmist statements by politicians, and that there has been little substantive public debate about the unintended consequences of expanding American military action in the Middle East.

Daniel Benjamin, who served as the State Department’s top counterterrorism adviser during Mr. Obama’s first term, said the public discussion about the ISIS threat has been a “farce,” with “members of the cabinet and top military officers all over the place describing the threat in lurid terms that are not justified.”

New York Times - But as President Obama prepares to send the United States on what could be a yearslong military campaign against the militant group, American intelligence agencies have concluded that it poses no immediate threat to the United States. Some officials and terrorism experts believe that the actual danger posed by ISIS has been distorted in hours of television punditry and alarmist statements by politicians, and that there has been little substantive public debate about the unintended consequences of expanding American military action in the Middle East.

Daniel Benjamin, who served as the State Department’s top counterterrorism adviser during Mr. Obama’s first term, said the public discussion about the ISIS threat has been a “farce,” with “members of the cabinet and top military officers all over the place describing the threat in lurid terms that are not justified.”___

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2014-09-11 03:13:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

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2014-09-11 03:06:34 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s) 

NEW PRODUCT – Leap Motion Controller
http://adafru.it/dXU

The Leap Motion Controller is a fascinating new computer sensor that uses multiple cameras and IR light to detection motion in a 3D space. It tracks both hands and all 10 fingers with pinpoint precision and incredible speed. Just plug into your computer, download the software, and launch Leap's SDK to get started.

 - Tracks hands, fingers, and pointable tools
 - Sub-millimeter accuract and near-zero latency
 - 8 cubic feet of interactive 3D space
 - 150° field of view extending above the device
 - Compact device at 3" long
 - Compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux via USB
 - SDKs in six programming languages

Leap Motion has an active developer community where you can create, share, and discover a wide variety of open-source integrations, cool projects, andfun hacks... more »

NEW PRODUCT – Leap Motion Controller
http://adafru.it/dXU

The Leap Motion Controller is a fascinating new computer sensor that uses multiple cameras and IR light to detection motion in a 3D space. It tracks both hands and all 10 fingers with pinpoint precision and incredible speed. Just plug into your computer, download the software, and launch Leap's SDK to get started.

 - Tracks hands, fingers, and pointable tools
 - Sub-millimeter accuract and near-zero latency
 - 8 cubic feet of interactive 3D space
 - 150° field of view extending above the device
 - Compact device at 3" long
 - Compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux via USB
 - SDKs in six programming languages

Leap Motion has an active developer community where you can create, share, and discover a wide variety of open-source integrations, cool projects, and fun hacks. Makers and robot lovers can use the tracking data to control almost anything – from flying drones and robotic arms to LEDs and 3D printers. You can integrate your Leap Motion Controller with an Arduino, map your hand motions to your favorite robot, use it with the Oculus Rift, or drive a remote-controlled car over Wi-Fi.  And with the new raw image pass-through and top-down hand tracking software updates, you can now literally reach into the world of virtual and augmented reality, where the possibilities are truly endless.

The Leap Motion SDK is available for free with APIs in six languages: Java, JavaScript, C#, C++, Python, and Objective-C. Featuring extensive documentation and a variety of examples, the SDK makes it easy for you to get started.

For Windows and Mac computers, your new device also comes with Airspace, the Leap Motion app store. This is the place to find a wide variety of specially designed free and paid apps for gaming, music, art creation, science, productivity, and much more. It comes with a free set of apps, including Freeform – a powerful creative tool that lets you sculpt virtual clay in the air and export your models for 3D printing.

Each order includes one Leap Motion Controller, a couple USB 2.0 cables (24" and 60"), and one information guide.

http://adafru.it/dXU
In stock and shipping now!
#newproducts   #sensors   #proximity   #virtualreality  ___

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2014-09-10 21:07:09 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Something for me to look into: OpenContext

Data Sharing as Publication

The research community increasingly expects access to high-quality data. Open Context specializes in the review, documentation, and publication of research data contributed by scholars. Open Context data publications can complement and enhance conventional publications through comprehensive dissemination and preservation of rich digital data and media. Major aspects of publishing with Open Context include:

Excavation, survey and collections data published in a citable venue

Data safeguarded and preserved though archiving with the  University of California's California Digital Library

Expert editorial and peer review of your project's data

Tools to track citations of your data along with your other publications

All data published free and open... more »

Something for me to look into: OpenContext

Data Sharing as Publication

The research community increasingly expects access to high-quality data. Open Context specializes in the review, documentation, and publication of research data contributed by scholars. Open Context data publications can complement and enhance conventional publications through comprehensive dissemination and preservation of rich digital data and media. Major aspects of publishing with Open Context include:

Excavation, survey and collections data published in a citable venue

Data safeguarded and preserved though archiving with the  University of California's California Digital Library

Expert editorial and peer review of your project's data

Tools to track citations of your data along with your other publications

All data published free and open access for barrier-free search, discovery and analysis

Data aligned to key "Linked Open Data" standards to facilitate future analyses, data integration, visualization, and understanding

Technologies and APIs:

http://opencontext.org/about/technology
http://opencontext.org/about/services

Interesting that they're also experimenting with hosting their data on GitHub:

https://github.com/ekansa/Open-Context-Data___

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2014-09-10 19:21:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

Go go library community!

Librarians donate over $10,000 to the Ada Initiative! https://adainitiative.org/2014/09/librarians-donate-over-10000-to-the-ada-initiative/___Go go library community!

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2014-09-10 16:54:29 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s) 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathrine_Switzer

Race organisers attempt to stop Kathrine Switzer from competing in the Boston Marathon. She became the first woman to finish the race. [1967]___https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathrine_Switzer

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2014-09-10 15:15:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

#want  

More details on the little VGA adapter that will allow VGA output on the Raspberry Pi B+ using the GPIO pins. I saw a prototype at the Cambridge Jam at the weekend. It won't suit everyone but with an estimated cost of <£5 who can complain?___ #want  

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2014-09-10 04:58:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Ugh.

#minecraft  

via +David Knight 

Ugh.

#minecraft  

via +David Knight ___

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2014-09-10 04:54:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

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2014-09-10 04:18:23 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s) 

As a white male, I'm sure I've got my blind spots. It's pretty clear to me, though, that the tech world is male dominated.  It's also pretty clear to me that there is a lot of misogyny out there on the Web.  Neither of these two things is the way that it should be.

I value organizations like the +Ada Initiative because they provide support for those that need it, but also because their educational efforts provide "Aha" moments for those, like me, who may not always recognize our opportunities for improvement.  The ongoing conversation about harassment at tech conferences, in tech communities, and on the Web in general, I believe, moves us forward (to being a more just society).  It's groups like the Ada Initiative that are leading the conversation (and also providing very practical steps for improvement).

So, today, I'm joining with a bunch ofother... more »

As a white male, I'm sure I've got my blind spots. It's pretty clear to me, though, that the tech world is male dominated.  It's also pretty clear to me that there is a lot of misogyny out there on the Web.  Neither of these two things is the way that it should be.

I value organizations like the +Ada Initiative because they provide support for those that need it, but also because their educational efforts provide "Aha" moments for those, like me, who may not always recognize our opportunities for improvement.  The ongoing conversation about harassment at tech conferences, in tech communities, and on the Web in general, I believe, moves us forward (to being a more just society).  It's groups like the Ada Initiative that are leading the conversation (and also providing very practical steps for improvement).

So, today, I'm joining with a bunch of others in the library community to ask that you consider joining me in donating to the Ada Initiative.  And, if you use the link below, your donation will be matched by others in the library community (up to $5120).  It's a great way to make a small amount go a little farther.  Thanks!

#libs4ada  ___

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2014-09-09 23:11:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

Estrogen Receptor Expression May Help Explain Why More Males Have Autism

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/estrogen-autism-neurodevelopment-1310.

The same sex hormone that helps protect females from stroke may also reduce their risk of autism, scientists say.

The research is in Molecular Autism. (full open access)

Research: “Dysregulation of estrogen receptor beta (ERβ), aromatase (CYP19A1), and ER co-activators in the middle frontal gyrus of autism spectrum disorder subjects” by Amanda Crider, Roshni Thakkar, Anthony O Ahmed and Anilkumar Pillai in Molecular Autism. doi:10.1186/2040-2392-5-46 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2040-2392-5-46)

Image: The study focused on the brain’s prefrontal cortex, which is involved in social behavior and cognition. This image shows the location of the prefrontal cortex in the humanbrain ... more »

Estrogen Receptor Expression May Help Explain Why More Males Have Autism

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/estrogen-autism-neurodevelopment-1310.

The same sex hormone that helps protect females from stroke may also reduce their risk of autism, scientists say.

The research is in Molecular Autism. (full open access)

Research: “Dysregulation of estrogen receptor beta (ERβ), aromatase (CYP19A1), and ER co-activators in the middle frontal gyrus of autism spectrum disorder subjects” by Amanda Crider, Roshni Thakkar, Anthony O Ahmed and Anilkumar Pillai in Molecular Autism. doi:10.1186/2040-2392-5-46 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2040-2392-5-46)

Image: The study focused on the brain’s prefrontal cortex, which is involved in social behavior and cognition. This image shows the location of the prefrontal cortex in the human brain and is for illustrative purposes only. Credit lecerveau.mcgill.ca.

#autism   #neuroscience  ___

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