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Rachel Blum (Groby) has been shared in 87 public circles

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gaul shippuden336This is a good circle. all of account on this circle is OnNow you can ADD People From this CircleBefor you ADD This people to your Circle, You must Vote g+ on my Blog please.> vote g+ on this link : https://plusone.google.com/u/0/_/+1/fastbutton?count=true&url=http://blog-kangramzi.blogspot.com/> After that. You can add this people to your site.Thank you #vote #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles   #shared   #circle #voteg+2014-04-14 05:52:07500425CC G+
Jack C Crawford86,096Another cool circle.2014-03-22 17:03:555000415CC G+
Hertzer Tsaitwase788Sekali klik, teman google plus jadi bertambah.Ini merupakan circle spesial saya, dimana orang di dalam sini merupakan bule dan memiliki potensi aktif di google plus.Mau akun anda ada di dalamnya? Anda boleh bergabung dengan kami dengan memenuhi syarat di bawah ini :Syarat Gabung :> Akun google plus aktif (yang akan dioptimasi)> Harus mau +1 dan share ulang postingan shared circlenya> Harus follow google plus saya (agar saya mudah mengenali akun dan memantaunya, saya juga akan follow balik kalian)Syarat Pendukung :> Membuat artikel mengenai "cara memperbanyak followers google plus" dan diberi link ke url shared circle (saya ada materinya untuk diposting dan boleh copas artikel saya)=====================================================Jika merasa sanggup dengan semua syarat di atas, silahkan daftarkan diri anda.Cara Gabung :> Klik tambahkan orang dan buat lingkarang baru> Follow google plus saya> +1 dan share post ini>  komen dengan hastag #addmetosharedcircle  #Sharedcircle   #circle   #publiccircle  2014-01-27 16:17:5747919821CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky63,280Good morning / evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Это социальный круг / This social circleВам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-26 01:55:44478421558CC G+
Artur M.36,283circle of people, with active life position in Google+Круг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.2014-01-25 13:12:34481441364CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky61,653Good morning / evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг / This social circle #EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-12 05:09:15480382074CC G+
Artur M.34,610A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.#forfriends  2014-01-11 15:17:52474472169CC G+
Vladimir Samsonov23,645Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-12-07 14:41:42475483373CC G+
Ramón Sansone López0Awsome #sharedcircle #bestengagersComment, Do +1 and share it, you'll belong to one of my best #sharedcircles 2013-09-05 06:26:23501003CC G+
Alex Grossman56,667G+ Engagers CircleIt's been a while since I shared a circle, so here's a small circle of people I recommend following. They are great to engage with, full of energy and opinions and fun, with very little anger, disrespect, or poor manners. Hope you enjoy all of them as much as I do. They certainly make my time in G+ lots of fun. :)2013-08-22 03:31:187510711CC G+
Jack C Crawford69,267Gender wars! Here's the latest share of some quite amazing persons.Angels, you have been emailed - please let me know if that is still OK with you.It is has now hit the maximum sharable circle size of 500.  Stay tuned for circle 2 in the future.2013-08-02 23:24:0450016436150CC G+
AyJay Schibig23,085ENGAGERS  CIRCLE 7.28.13Welcome to the latest  Release of my Engager's Circle.  Feel free to add  and re-share this circle  of Active G+ Engagers !Also see  my other curated Circles. athttp://ayjay.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-google-plus-circles.htmlShared with:#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-07-28 22:48:4638810314CC G+
Jake Olimpi731Returning the favor to all of those who have added me! Simply:1) Add me2) +13) Share4) Comment and..5) Add!Keep the sharing going!!!#SHAREthelove  #circleshare  #g+ #oneforall  2013-07-22 01:14:35451608CC G+
Jack C Crawford67,462Short list of Google Employees (and one Motorola consultant)2013-07-13 06:14:2369014CC G+
AyJay Schibig21,387ENGAGERS  CIRCLE 7.7.13Welcome to the latest edition of my Engager's Circle.  Feel free to add  and re-share this circle with these Active G+ Engagers !Also see  my other curated Circles. athttp://ayjay.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-google-plus-circles.htmlShared with:#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-07-08 01:06:353396220CC G+
Alessandro Folghera4,993Thanks to +Jack C Crawford for this #talentedcircle  I liked this #sharedcircle  and I decided to share it too. #ladiescircle   #fashionstyle  2013-07-03 04:31:334456216CC G+
Jack C Crawford66,439It's Ladies Night on Google+'s 2nd year anniversary.  Without them, all us dudes would here alone talking about androids and football.I am especially thankful to this growing list (440 and counting) of incredibly wonderful, talented and generous souls.This is a periodically notified circle. If you were notified, you are in this circle. Please let me know if you prefer not to be notified in the future. Thank you!2013-06-29 01:10:5344015929152CC G+
Stephanie Calahan1,218FABULOUS WOMEN ON G+ Part 4 of 4My goal was to crowd-source a list of Fabulous Woman on G+ that are Actively posting and Engaging on Google+.  I had originally expected maybe 50 names.  Much to my surprise and , I received over 400+ comments filled with love and positive energy to help curate this list of well over 1491 beautiful people. I would say this was a success and now I'm sharing with everyone PUBLIC.  I hope you will share it far and wide too.  #Google+ will only allow me to share 500 at a time, so the list has been broken down in to 4 circles.  Groups 1-4 do not indicate any specific preference to any woman.  I would have shared one massive circle if I was allowed.Fabulous Women on G+ Part 1 Can be found here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/Srvv4xzeuYmFabulous Women on G+ Part 2 Can be found here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/DRFwReXQvbFFabulous Women on G+ Part 3 Can be found here:https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/7wiyEUFuKsHWhat You Can Do Now------------------------------------* Add these circles to your own circles by pressing the "View shared circle" button below. Then you can either add it to an existing circle of yours or add it as a new circle by giving it a new name. I've labeled mine "Fabulous Women on G+".  (You won't be able to see the circle on mobile or ipad -- you must be on a desktop or laptop.)  See other G+ quirks below.* Once you've added it, I recommend visiting the stream for this circle and browsing through it to see what you find interesting, encouraging, and enlightening. Then, share some love by commenting, +1ing or sharing the posts of your sisters!* Please note, this is a very diverse group of women.  You're likely to see some people in these circles who will see, understand, or experience things differently than you.  They may or may not share your similar interests.  With that in mind, a few suggestions:     -- If you disagree with someone's views, you can very easily remove them from your circle.     -- Please post public vs to these circles directly.  Each of us has separate preferences on notifications and we want to lift one another up, not bog down notifications.  I hope you all see some increased activity, make some new and inspired connections, and lift one another up as we share each other's brilliance.#fabwomenonG+If You Received Notification About this Circle--------------------------------------------------------------------If you're getting a notification about this it's because you've been identified me or others in the circle as a Fabulous Woman on G+ that is Actively posting and Engaging here.  Original Post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/HHzp7g9aW9tI thought you would want to know that you have been identified as someone the G+ community should connect with!  I don't send out notifications unless it is 100% warranted. G+ Quirky Things to Note----------------------------------------* Google+ has a daily limit of 500 for adding people to your circles. If you haven't added 50 people or more today, you should be fine to add one of the circles daily.2013-06-09 22:47:5043927622CC G+
Jack C Crawford63,736Here's another truly awesome circle of additional Google plus folks who will enrich you personally.2013-05-18 00:35:523268320CC G+
Brad Leclerc28,193I haven't shared a circle in a while, and since I seem to have a flood of new circlers lately, I figure now might be a good time to get back into the habit. Starting with this circle of 150~ awesome people, which I have named my "Inner Sanctum".They post on a wide range of topics, from gaming, to science, to writing, to politics (across the spectrum, so you might not agree with everything they all say), to movies, to saucy photos, and everything in between. There are even a few slightly more well known and/or celebrity types in here, though they're all fairly active about posting, and interacting in general).They all really have only one thing in common: they make my G+ stream epic.You really can't go wrong with this circle. Trust me on that.2013-05-09 05:33:39151629CC G+
Matthew Shuey1,381Socially Influential Google+ UsersThis is a hand picked circle of highly influential Google+ Users.To be added tho this or other circles do the following.1. Share this circle publicly2. Make sure your profile description is complete and country are visible in your profile3. Leave a comment4. Have a wonderful experience! #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-03-18 22:46:5842724913CC G+
Matthew Shuey1,289Socially Engaged Google+ Users Updated 3-15-13Shared public circle of socially engaging and socially influential Google+ users.Feel free to add and share. To be added to this or other circles please do the following.1. Share this circle2. Confirm your share by leaving a comment on this postThis is a hand picked circle. #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles Enjoy!2013-03-15 20:29:3641813515CC G+
Matthew Shuey880Socially Engaged Google+ Users UpdatedThis circle contains socially influential and socially engaging  Google+ users.2013-03-08 04:24:2537411310CC G+
Matthew Shuey734Socially Engaged Google+ Users #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday  2013-03-03 16:20:563541368CC G+
Anna Galarza3,321Curated Circle Featuring Only The Best Of The Best Of Google Plus!They are amazing people to have them as part of your G+ connections. If you are looking for #engagement , #fun , #inspiration , #thoughtful  posts, etc., this circle is for you! #circleshare   #coolpeople   #topplusers   #googleplustips   #googlepluscircles   #publiccircle   #sharedcircles  2013-01-06 15:02:4450028840CC G+
Chris Mc Shane0Update on the Gaming Circle :). If you would like to be added all you have to do is comment below :D It doesn't matter if you play Ps3, Xbox, Computer or tabletop all are welcome :)2012-11-29 17:23:547315213CC G+
Yvan Da Silva4,840Hi everyone,As many of you already know, I have a nice circle called "ReadThis", the name says it all. From time to time I go check what that circle is doing because I know they do great posts, have absolutely brilliant minds and have caught my attention at a moment or another.You don't have to do anything special to get in, this circle is in constant movement. People get in, some people get out etc. Depending on their posts, comments and activity. If you are new to Google+ then this is definitively a circle you might consider. You do not have to add them all, you can actually select which people you want to follow! Hope it will help you find great people.Happy Friday everyone ! #followfriday   #followfridaycircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  2012-11-09 16:53:45199303CC G+
Cynthia Yildirim23,029New Google+ users might not have this circle yet of Google Employees on G+, I'm  not an employee, but going to include myself in the circle anyway. :D  #sharedcircles   #Google  2012-11-09 01:27:54213201CC G+
Andrea Memenas5,995There are so many awesome women in my "Smart Chicks" circle that it exceeds G+'s 500-people-shared-at-once limit...You really need to follow these ladies. It will immediately make your G+ experience better.2012-10-23 20:00:0750010011CC G+
Robyn Miller11,989Today's circle share is the current peeps in my don't miss circle. Call it ' byn's G+ pipeline of interaction ' if you will.  These are the folks that keep me coming back.  If you are looking for a common topic, activity and such, you aren't going to find it here. Some are friendlier than others, but all are interactive. Some are NSFW, and some are distinctively about work.What I do promise is that if you add this circle you will not be bored.Oh, and if you've been notified, you're in it.Enjoy!2012-10-18 14:11:11151109452CC G+
M Monica0My 75 Secret Weapons Circle I don't often share circles, because I don't usually see the need.But this is the one circle I check most often, on a daily basis, and I end up resharing from it most often. So here it is, my secret weapon circle: Folks who post a lot of science like +Philip Plait  are in here, as well as +Rajini Rao  and +Betsy McCall  The insightful commentary and daily curated threads of  +Alex Grossman are important in my stream too, as is the humor of +Steve Barry.  +Natalie Villalobos is in there for her beautiful yoga pictures, which always relax me.  +James Williams for digging up the best articles and also funny pics.  +Chase Sterling  for her blog, +Melissa Carlson  as an excellent news anchor using Plus. +P E Sharpe  for her off the wall style humor, (and stunning art.)  When I look at this list I'm amazed by the quality of people I've been able to meet here.  This circle does have a handful of well known folks like +Mike Elgan  and +Larry Fournillier, +Amanda Blain,  in here. (Just because they're well known does not mean they are not high quality.) But there are also some pages you may not be so familiar with like  +Liz Krane, +Sonny Williamson, +2012-10-16 12:20:437525531CC G+
Liz Quilty36,538Not doing  #AZFaves , but i will share my tech circles.This is my Women in tech, its a circle i like to use to help promote more support for those females in technology, and so females in tech can connect with each other. #stemwomen  2012-10-04 00:04:41159251524CC G+
Yvan Da Silva4,570I know I don't always read all your post guys, but if you are in here is because you do have posts that ROCK the world :D And because I don't have time to read all your posts, I give here the chance to others to do it :D  #sharedcircles   #circleshare  2012-09-17 12:36:44183603CC G+
Dede King0The Oontz Oontz Circle #Top500  According to Google. This started as a ♂ circle, then became a 'Let me test G+'s notification limits' circle, but gosh there's just too many. I need more estrogen in my circles if this is anything to go by. I was listening to electro-house music in the background. Connect the dotz.I'm pretty sure this is a good bunch, though there might be some rogue snipers that missed my wine toothed comb. I notified no one. I'm just throwing it out there because I can't sleep and going through my circles and rambling in run on incoherent sentences about it seemed like a good idea at the time.2012-09-12 00:43:30500163447CC G+
Dede King0♀ CircleThis is just a few of the amazing women in my circles. All were added based on a degree of awesome I came across in my time on +Land. I'm always looking to expand this circle, please feel free to let me know of anyone that should be here x.2012-09-12 00:03:20148100868CC G+
Ronald Gainey0+r brett mothershead checked in on Google+ the other day, only to complain that all he saw was something about Britney Spears' uncle. I told him he needed to broaden his horizons and said I could share some circles. I'm actually too lazy and distracted to curate a distinct, public circle of my own, so I'm borrowing this old circle I took from +Andreas Schou. Two slight tweaks to this circle 1) I added Andreas himself to the circle, because I don't think you show up in your own circles, and 2) I was in the original version of this circle, but I think I was dropped for the same reason.  (#2 may well be a reason to discount the judgment of the original curator.)2012-08-25 14:59:2318301CC G+
Yvan Da Silva4,568From time to time, I like to share my "Read this" circle.Some of you might know how this circle works in particular already so start checking it if it's the case ( ^ _ ^ )//.So what is this circle ?People gets in and out depending on their posts. They have no real point in common except one, I enjoy reading what they say. Most of the people in this circle have been in there since the beginning of it.Why ? Because they are AwEsOmE people ! I am  not saying you should check their profiles and posts, but YES you must check them out!Now that is said, enjoy. Don't get frustrated if you are not in anymore or if you would like to be in.You really can get in my circles easily, be friendly, complete your profile, do nice posts comment on others people post and for sure you'll get in as soon as I see something that I like about you :D This circle is made only and only on my own biased judgment so be indulgentI love you all, I just don't always have the time to read everything :( Big hugs to you all ! All abroad the G+ community lots of love to you!2012-08-22 22:55:20169613CC G+
Krystyn Chong72,507[Alpha G+ Avengers] Meet some of my favorite #superheroes of Googleplus!#sharedcircles#publiccircles#circlecount#awesome#plussers#circles2012-08-19 05:49:3510111911106CC G+
STEM Women on G+2,184STEM Women on G+ Shared Circle (Release 3)This is the first crowd-sourced, collaboratively curated circle of Women who work in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields that are also active on G+.We had some simple criteria for inclusion in this circle; every woman in this circle has a job that relates directly to STEM or is an advanced student of STEM. They are all active users of G+ and post Publicly about their STEM discipline regularly (i.e. at least once a week).• Import these people into a brand new circle, and then move people over into your permanent circles if you like what they post.• Reshare this post, to get the STEM goodness out to as many as people as possible :)• If we have missed someone that should be included in this circle in time for our next update, please nominate them at http://goo.gl/rvKEf. We will be actively curating this circle once a month or so, removing inactive users, adding new active users, so consider this a work in progress :)• Please also make sure that the nominee has added the STEM Women on G+ Brand Page to their circles (we cannot include the nominee in this shared circle unless she does that).--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------This circle is curated by +Buddhini Samarasinghe, +Rajini Rao, +Christine Paluch, +Liz ℚuilty and +Liz Krane. A HUGE thank you to everyone who supported this crowd-sourced effort by sharing the original post and by nominating people for it - this wouldn't have been possible without you! #STEM #stemeducation #science #technology #engineering #maths #sharedcircleday #SharedCircles  2012-08-17 05:03:27167110233CC G+
Kurt Smith530Quality Circle ShareHere's a quality group of Plussers to circle. There are some active posters in here and many whom will circle you back. #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  2012-08-07 00:19:0778305CC G+
Carmelyne Thompson40,709My Top99. Does it notify them if I share this circle of under 100? I dislike notifying people. I treat notifications as if they're 911 calls.2012-07-26 01:38:379910017CC G+
Andreas Schou3,113It's been a while since I shared this circle. But this is the circle I have turned up to full-blast. In any case, if you're just joining us: my feed is generally more esoteric than the circle which probably sent you here. While I'm interested in politics, I normally don't have a lot to say about the horse race. Most of what you'll get here will be policy, plus economics, law, history, neuroscience, medicine, and large block quotes from late 18th-century documents. I'm also read by a lot of people who disagree with me. I'd describe my general political outlook as 'pragmatic left-libertarian.' But if you encounter someone you disagree with, or disagree with me, then (a) don't feed the trolls, and (b) practice bad-faith good-faith. Pretend you're responding to the most reasonable interpretation of the post you just read. I'll do the same for you, and will expect everyone else in the crowd to do the same.In any case, hi. Who are you and what brought you here?2012-07-17 15:58:5559501CC G+
David Croom0#sharingcircles  2012-07-11 13:26:08168027CC G+
Carter Gibson53,155The #PridePlus  Circle is a Little Bigger!We're almost at 100 of the most active, engaged, engaging, and passionate LGBTA members of the Google+ community. If you need an opinion on the state of the gay union, these are the people you want to hit up. Smart. Funny. Sarcastic. Knowledge. Basically, I love them all.Let me know if you're also passionate and want to be added!2012-07-10 17:48:2485611348CC G+
Alister Macintyre7,782Here is my circle of Gamers on G+.  See comments which I will be adding to this post.  I have many interests, but not all (yet) overlap with my G+ usage.  Game Simulations, is one of those interests, not yet merged into my G+ usage.2012-07-02 04:13:1445703CC G+
Thomas Power29,643to follow the Google I/O 2012 event over the next few days please use/share this Circle. This event is critical to the development of your knowledge of the Google+ ecosystem and most importantly the G+API.2012-06-27 06:15:011945610CC G+
Scott Knaster5,498version 4 update: Shared circle of Google I/O speakersIf you've already added the previous version of this shared circle, just add +Rich Hyndman and you'll be up to date. That's the only change in this version.Whether you're coming to San Francisco for Google I/O or participating online, there are many ways to keep up. Here's another: follow the I/O speakers by adding this shared circle. #io12  2012-06-27 03:51:201963176CC G+
Christian Kurzke (cnkurzke)8,673WOW, #io12  has not even started yet, and +Google+ is already on fire!If you guys try to stay on top of what's going on here, I'd like to share who I have on "speed dial" here in my "Movers and Shakers" circle.Most of them are Googlers, some of them are speakers, others are helping making stuff happen behind the scenes.All around, a great group of people to follow if you're here at Google IO, or if you're watching and following from home.Remember, most sessions are LIVE broadcast, all other sessions are recorded and available later!Let's ROCK THIS TOWN!(yeah, and follow me for my whacky music selection i'll share with you throughout the week... ;) )2012-06-26 19:22:093147411CC G+
Mano Marks0I'm getting really excited about Google I/O. We have a full set of +Google Maps API sessions. My session in on Wednesday, and will be live streamed. Of course all sessions will be recorded and posted. Here's a shared circle, started by +Scott Knaster of #io12  speakers.2012-06-26 16:39:05194247CC G+
Scott Knaster5,466version 3 update: Shared circle of Google I/O speakersv3: added one +Robert Pufky , removed another +Robert Pufky  (apologies to both), added +Ali Afshar .Whether you're coming to San Francisco for Google I/O or participating online, there are many ways to keep up. Here's another: follow the I/O speakers by adding this shared circle. #io12  2012-06-26 16:01:541951124CC G+


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2014-04-18 05:05:49 (27 comments, 10 reshares, 53 +1s)



Alt text: I can't remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you're saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it's not literally illegal to express.

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2014-04-12 16:32:09 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Oh my god, Oklahoma wants to "secdee" from the union if Cosmos is not cancelled...

You know, at this point, I think it'd be a great idea for any state that wants to "Secdee" to go ahead and do so.


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2014-04-12 16:24:35 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 23 +1s)

On The Shoulders of Giants

♀ A sepia print of an Indian woman, a Japanese woman and a woman from Syria, dated 1885. What do they have in common? Extraordinarily, each was the first licensed female medical doctor in their country of origin. They were trained at the Women's Medical College in Pennsylvania, the first of its kind in the country. This was a time before women had the right to vote. If they did attend college at all, it was at the risk of contracting "neuralgia, uterine disease, hysteria, and other derangements of the nervous system” (according to Harvard gynecologist Edward H. Clarke). 

An all-woman medical school was first proposed in 1846, supported by the Quakers and the feminist movement. Dr. Ellwood Harvey, one of the early teaching faculty, daringly smuggled out a slave, Ann Maria Weems, dressed as a male buggy driver, from rightoutsid... more »

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2014-04-12 16:05:14 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 17 +1s)

The DOJ found a majority of APD’s 20 deadly shootings between 2009 and 2012 unconstitutional, saying cops often shot suspects who posed no threat to officers or anyone else but themselves.

Huh. Albuquerque has an excessive force problem with their police. Who would've thought... Thank God it's only there.

Oh. Well, and Seattle. And Newark. And New Jersey. And New Orleans. And Denver. And numerous others. Oh, let's not forget LA which seems to adopt the policy of "shoot everybody in sight" - and then blaming the victims.[1] ("aggressed the deputies", my posterior)

Yes, I'm sure you can make a case why the cops couldn't react differently, and they were under stress, and it's hard, etc. Every single time.

And yet the amount of those incidents is staggering. Maybe it's time we admit we have a problem with our cultureof... more »

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2014-04-11 14:30:57 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)

Beautiful abstract art?

Rather this is a graphical representation of the frequency of four digit PIN codes. On the x-axes we have the first two PIN digits from 00.. to 99.., on the y-axes we have the last two digits from ..00 to ..99. Popular PIN codes include the yellow diagonal, PIN codes of the form XYXY, and even more bright XXXX. The vertical yellow line are PIN codes marking a year, mostly between the years 1930-2010. The yellow blob on the lower left are US formatted calendar days from 01/01 to 12/31 (you can even see how many days each month has). Also singleton yellow dots can be explained.

Anyway, it is beautiful, in my opinion.

2014-04-11 14:26:28 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)

When it comes to excuses - does "my pillow has abandonment issues" qualify? Is that a domestic emergency?

2014-04-10 19:37:18 (40 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

So, questions for the builders and energy efficiency mavens:

My place is too hot in summer, too cold in winter. I could heat/AC around it, but I'd rather fix the insulation. There seem to be three obvious targets: Walls, windows, attic.

1) Is there any way to find out which one has the biggest impact? (My guess is the attic, but I like evidence :)

2) The $#&*(# place is on the national registry, so the exterior appearance must be maintained. Are there are places that do what essentially amounts to custom double-pane windows?

3) Are there ways to actually insulate single-pane windows, or is that a losing battle?

4) What can I do for insulating the outside walls? I suppose putting up insulation layer and covering in drywall is one way. Any other ideas I should persue?

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2014-04-08 14:03:26 (13 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)

"Has modern science led us down the primrose path and convinced us of something that they cannot prove and that is in actuality false? Were the Fathers, the Medievals, our popes and cardinals of the 17th century correct in believing that the Earth, based on a face value reading of Scripture, was standing still in the center of the universe? Come with an open mind and allow these two authors to show you facts and figures that have been hidden from the public for a very long time."

...I think I'll just leave that here.


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2014-04-08 05:40:43 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

I just got a major disgust attack. We start with Infosys, an outsourcing IT company. We then realize they have a program to get school kids interested in IT.

So far, that's a decent story. Until you find out that the program is called "Catch Them Young". No, I didn't make that up. And Infosys files that under "sustainability".

What the everloving FUCK?

(Yes, it might be a translation issue. But given that they are a global outsourcer and the web site shows no other ESL issues, I'm strongly tempted to assume that's exactly how they see students)

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2014-04-08 04:12:50 (19 comments, 10 reshares, 41 +1s)

Yeah, no. After everything I've been through trying to get a consistently working phone from Verizon and all the horrible customer service, I can't say I'm too surprised, but... No, I will not send my billing account password in plain text via a social media site where accounts are frequently hacked, to a person that I don't know or trust to begin with.

+Verizon Wireless, is this really standard procedure? This worries me.

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2014-04-08 01:13:48 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

One of the most entertaining fiction books I've read in a long time. The story of one astronaut, caught alone on Mars, without a return trip.
I read it on the plane the other day, and I really wanted to be delayed. It's funny, it's suspenseful, and it's wonderful paean to science and engineering.

I'll leave you with the opening sentences, which will sound familiar to anybody with an engineering problem and a deadline:

I'm pretty much fucked.
That's my considered opinion.

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2014-04-05 23:59:22 (31 comments, 2 reshares, 30 +1s)

I admit I'm not really comfortable blacklisting people with controversial political views if there's no reason to suspect it will impact their performance in a demonstrable way.

For instance, if Mozilla was considering offering same sex couples benefits and he lobbied against it based not in what's good for the company (his role as CEO) but what he thinks is personally right, he's out.

But the way this was done leads me to wonder: is there any job for which one could not make the same argument as in the article? How is this not blacklisting?

2014-04-04 04:25:49 (46 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Tonight in "Rachel thinks about strange things": If you knew you had, say, 5 years left on this earth - what would you do?

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2014-04-03 16:59:12 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

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2014-03-31 16:33:52 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

What's that you ask? It's the HRC's post on International Transgender Visibility Day.

Lot's of good info to be found there, if you don't feel like you can ask in person.

2014-03-31 05:47:33 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)

Lately, I've taken to writing letters. On paper.[1] With a fountain pen. That then get send via postal service. And to top it of, I seal them, hot wax and all.

And, oddly, I like it.

I fear I'm turning into a luddite.

[1] I love Crane & Co. Excellent paper, great designs, and makes me think of Boston Legal.

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2014-03-29 19:02:45 (34 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)

Her mother was raped at knife point but #didnotabort the resulting pregnancy.  Amazing story!

Miss Pennsylvania USA 2014 Conceived in Rape

In part, Valerie Gotto sounds like many other pageant hopefuls. She's strikingly beautiful and talented with dreams of being an actress. The newly crowned Miss Pennsylvania USA 2014 also graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh. She's also charming, outgoing, and an inspiration to others.

So what makes her different from her counterparts? It's her earliest being... her very conception. Valeri's mother was raped at knifepoint, and her vicious attacker had every intention of killing her. Before he could complete his crime, however, he was suddenly startled by a bright light, and it scared him momentarily. Not wanting to be... more »

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2014-03-29 18:54:47 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)

The Expert (Short Comedy Sketch)
Yes! This is often what it is like to be a designer and a developer!

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2014-03-25 15:11:05 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 35 +1s)

via: Angry Drunk 

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2014-03-24 20:02:37 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

30 years ago the first Transputer hit the shelves.  Here's a page by Gavin Crate featuring the 16-bit prototype, S42. You'll find a huge image of a plot of the chip, and a photo of a corner of the die, and an effort to rebuild the microcode as found at David May's site.  Legend has it that the microcode language VBC stood for Vogon Banana Code.

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2014-03-22 18:12:28 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)

Tonight, the Vice President and I will have dinner.

Well, technically, he'll be speaking and I'll have dinner with a few hundred other people. But it's all a matter of perspective :)

(Yes, I'm giddy with excitement. Sorry. It's not exactly an everyday thing for me.)

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2014-03-22 17:35:02 (14 comments, 6 reshares, 93 +1s)

Everyone who wants to can be a Self-Rescuing Princess!

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2014-03-22 16:03:54 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)

One thing is not like the others... #ForDucksSake

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2014-03-20 23:20:56 (24 comments, 12 reshares, 40 +1s)

I'm sure +Yonatan Zunger will love this - http://milrivel.github.io/LHC/

(Yes, payback for addicting me to 2048 in the first place! ;)

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2014-03-20 23:06:45 (43 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

And this was when I stopped watching Simon's Cat.

Yes, I understand the creator cooperates with Disney. Good for him. If either he or Disney think I'm going to sit through a mandatory 30-second ad for Disney's horribly overpriced parks, they're quite wrong, though.

This is the Internet. There's an abundance of amusing cats without ads.

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2014-03-20 21:17:38 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)

I do get that they want to stop leaks. No debate around that point.

But "Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Investigations department"?

That's almost as good a name as "Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith".

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2014-03-18 20:24:58 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)

In January, the well-known pickup artist (PUA) Roosh V created a sub-forum on his website to discuss the Ukraine conflict, thanks to "heavy interest" in the topic among his fans. This might seem odd to those unfamiliar with the “Seduction Community,” which insists that pop evolutionary psychology, when applied correctly and diligently, will entice women.

But "love tourists" — who, Roosh explains, differ from "sex tourists," since they study what PUAs refer to as "game" to seek out the most "feminine women" around the world instead of paying for the same end goal — are particularly concerned with the state of developing countries like Ukraine, where women are less financially independent and therefore more vulnerable to "Alpha male" advances. (When Roosh, author of the "Bang" series of travel guides, visited Denmark, hewas hor... more »

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2014-03-18 20:00:50 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)

I find this story incredibly disturbing. WXYZ-Detroit is reporting that in 2009, the city found a stash of 11,000 (!) untested rape kits abandoned in a police storage facility. After testing only 1,600 of them, they've already identified 100 uncaptured serial rapists, plus ten more already in prison. And this problem isn't limited to Detroit -- nationwide, it's estimated that there are 400,000 untested kits.

I'm sincerely, deeply, hoping that the rate of one serial rapist (defined as the same person perpetrating at least two rapes) per 14.5 rape kits, 91% of them still on the loose, doesn't hold up if all of these are tested, because that would imply that these untested kits alone contain evidence of over 27,000 serial rapists, 25,000 of which -- equivalent to the entire population of Asheboro, NC -- are still on the loose. 

To put it rather mildly, someone who is... more »

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2014-03-14 20:57:06 (1 comments, 8 reshares, 17 +1s)

Yikes. This is nasty. Phishing attack that uses Google Drive.
Note that if you're logged into G+, or Gmail, you won't be asked to login by a legitimate Gdrive link. Be careful out there, people! 

2014-03-09 04:59:32 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)

About to see the "50 shades" musical. Yes, they sell toys outside. And the drink menu includes a "My Tie"... (I'd groan, but it might be misread ;)

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2014-03-07 02:15:43 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)

Debunking conspiracy nuts 101.

0) It's the NY Post. Many people would claim it's likely pulled from dark regions of the writer's posterior. But I'm feeling generous, so let's actually verify the claim.

1) Look at basic claim - "8 questionable financial-sector deaths this year" 

2) Ask yourself, what would the number be in normal circumstances, without conspiracy.

2a) How many bankers are there? Well, that's hard to figure out, so we go with a conservative estimate. The number of investment banking jobs in 2012 was ~160,000. [1]

2b) What is the average suicide rate? Again, hard to tell. Let's look at the entire world - [2]. Turns out that it's somewhere between 80/100,000 and 0. (That's places like Antigua, Barbados, etc. It sure is nice there.) Most countries have somewhere around 6-12/100,000.
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2014-03-06 18:50:39 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

You know, if the Internet is doing anything, it's making me lose hope for humanity. Hate, greed, conspiracy nuts, ignorance, you name it...

I'm not sure if I'm not going to extend my fast from last month.

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2014-03-05 23:16:06 (8 comments, 14 reshares, 62 +1s)

So, this made me lol today.

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2014-03-02 04:49:36 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Just hanging out at the pacific pole dance competition in L.A. and encountered an awesome song...

2014-02-13 02:17:01 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

OK, it's that time again - I need to have another social media fast. If you catch me on G+ (or other sites) during February, please yell at me :)

(And if you need to reach me, you should be able to e-mail me )

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2014-02-12 19:02:49 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)

This is for all the men who take it personally when women fear men. This is for all the people who try to tell you that your anger isn't necessary. This is for those times when someone says they hate everyone like you, but you support them anyway. Because you understand.

H/t a mailing list and +Elizabeth Bear

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2014-02-12 04:19:04 (39 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)

"The event’s organizers encouraged Goldman to bring goodies that would appeal to a female audience, this person said."


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2014-02-12 02:20:23 (49 comments, 4 reshares, 28 +1s)

What did you get?   I got:
"It's ridiculous," I say, and I hope Elinor agrees.

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2014-02-12 00:46:23 (38 comments, 14 reshares, 84 +1s)

That's the kind of restaurant I like ;)

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2014-02-10 19:56:51 (79 comments, 4 reshares, 29 +1s)

Susan Sons is blatantly wrong. Problems don't go away if we don't talk about them. And the tech industry was never a place where "no one cared what you looked like". Going to any con is a horrible experience for most women. No one cares what you look like in the world of IRC and e-mail, true. But that changes once they find out you're a woman. You're either fodder for "I'd tap that" jokes + inappropriate come-ons, or you're fodder for "she so ugly" jokes.

Yes, if you've got an incredibly thick skin, you'll get over it, and you'll do just fine. It helps if you're willing to knock respect into peoples heads, and communicate via clue-by-four. It worked for me, and it worked for quite a few women who currently are in tech.

But I'd rather be in a community were we respect each other than one where we've all got... more »

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2014-02-10 18:29:59 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)

Oh man, remind me again why I can't own a fox cause I want one! Darn!

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2014-02-09 00:17:11 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)

❝ Are you a woman? Queer?  Do you work in tech? If so, I hope you’re able to go to the Lesbians Who Tech (LWT) summit that is taking place in San Francisco, CA February 28 to March 2nd. This conference will the first held by the Lesbian Who Tech group, which calls itself  ”a community of queer women in or around tech (and the people who love them).” Looking around a room and feeling like the only one from your community can be really rough. Lesbians Who Tech exists to combat the negative effects of that type of isolation and now there’s a chance to connect with other women from all over the world. ❞

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2014-02-08 22:28:34 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

The wildcatters have way over-inflated how much we can pull out of the ground, and recent actual measurements show that methane leaks at pump heads are far worse than previously thought. Fracking plays are short, expensive, and poisonous. Much of the current fracking hype is about duping investors into dumping more money down the hole. So why should we allow a bunch of hucksters to destroy the world in order to fund their con?

Fracking is no good for the environment, and anyone that tells you otherwise is probably trying to play you. 

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2014-02-07 15:57:26 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 26 +1s)

A rainbow for freedom. The Google doodle takes a wonderful stand against discrimination to mark the opening of the Sochi Olympics. 

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2014-02-07 03:22:52 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)

From my favorite bug report on chrome - http://crbug.com/338973

(Wish I could credit the original artist. Image search points towards reddit, http://www.reddit.com/r/ads/comments/1wxcor/the_spirit_of_the_lambeosaurus/ )

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2014-02-06 22:34:43 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Tokyo Zoo simulates a gorilla escape during an Earthquake. 

And the gorilla very much reminds me of the ones in Fafa's Photoshop Tutorial: Fafa's Photoshop Tutorial

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2014-02-06 02:55:26 (12 comments, 7 reshares, 19 +1s)

A cartoon worthy of your attention. Especially if you care about women in gaming.

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2014-02-05 19:58:29 (40 comments, 4 reshares, 37 +1s)

How do you explain a sunset if their[sic] is no god  indeed.

Bumping my head on my desk repeatedly. Maybe I'll forget I saw this.

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2014-02-05 18:54:58 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)

Made my day. :)

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2014-02-04 19:36:24 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 18 +1s)

I don't like the hashtag #rapegaze
Many people I otherwise get on with and think are pretty cool use it and I just don't understand why we make light of a matter such as this.

1 in 6 women in first world countries will experience rape or attempted rape at least once in their life. (1 in 4 women in the whole world) and I'd never forget the 1 in 30 men who will also find themselves in the same position.

It is believed 60% of sexual assaults go unrecorded and only 1 in 16 rapists see jail time.

Every time you make a joke about rape you make a joke about the people who have experienced it. You give them reason to not report it because it's just a fucking joke to you so it probably is to everyone else right? The fact that everyone jokes about it is the reason so many rapists walk freely. Because seemingly otherwise decent people think it's OK... more »


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