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Declaration Updated

July 5, 2015
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Declaration Updated " You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no Third Worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems. One vast and immane, interwoven,...
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Readit Myself

July 4, 2015
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Readit Myself Are we now ready to get federated/distributed forums going ….again. We are of an age and experience such that these sorts of issues should be far back in our rear veiw mirror. Instead most folks trade button bevel for communication. All dressed up and unable to go go go and mostly unaware....
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Providence

July 2, 2015
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Providence Hivemind Question Time. My Verizon contract will soon be dead and the options on my radar so far are Ting,Projectfi, Rebuplic and Blackphone. They each have pros and cons. Thoughts, additions, comments? This was posted on Google+
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900 Mhz Missing Link

July 2, 2015
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900 Mhz Missing Link

900 Mhz Missing Link (grab your old scanners ) This Online Anonymity Box Puts You a Mile Away From Your IP Address | WIRED It’s designed to use a radio connection to add a physical layer of obfuscation to an internet user’s location. This was posted on Google+
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Fishy Codes: Bletchley’s Other Secret – Computerphile

July 1, 2015
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Fishy Codes: Bletchley’s Other Secret – Computerphile

Fishy Codes: Bletchley’s Other Secret – Computerphile Hitler’s High Command didn’t use Enigma, they used a faster system called Lorenz, but when Allied fo This was posted on Google+
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Another Historically Black Church in South Carolina Burns – NBC News

July 1, 2015
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Another Historically Black Church in South Carolina Burns – NBC News

Another Historically Black Church in South Carolina Burns – NBC News Another black church in South Carolina went up in flames Tuesday night — 20 years after it was burned down by the KKK. This was posted on Google+
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A Walk Around Chernobyl

June 29, 2015
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A Walk Around Chernobyl

A Walk Around Chernobyl This is what a nuclear disaster area looks like. Check out Audible: http://bit.ly/AudibleVe Broadcas This was posted on Google+
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He She or It Cocktails…..

June 25, 2015
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He She or It Cocktails…..

He She or It Cocktails….. F. Scott Fitzgerald Conjugates “to Cocktail,” the Ultimate Jazz-Age Verb (1928) I regularly meet up with speaking partners who help me learn their languages in exchange for my helping them learn English. Even though they usually speak much better English already than I speak Korean, Spanish, Japanese, or what have you, I often...
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John Lydon: ‘Russell Brand’s revolution is idiotic’

June 21, 2015
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John Lydon: ‘Russell Brand’s revolution is idiotic’

John Lydon: ‘Russell Brand’s revolution is idiotic’ Former Sex Pistol John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, tells Polly Toynbee that comedian Russell Brand’s c This was posted on Google+
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian and Theodora I – From Swineherd to Emperor

June 20, 2015
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian and Theodora I – From Swineherd to Emperor

Byzantine Empire: Justinian and Theodora I – From Swineherd to Emperor Byzantine Empire: Justinian and Theodora I – From Swineherd to Emperor – Extra History Support us on Patreon! http://bit.ly/EHPatreon Watch the Justinian and Theodora series! http://bit.l This was posted on Google+
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Letter From a Freedman to His Old Master

June 20, 2015
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Letter From a Freedman to His Old Master "We trust the good Maker has opened your eyes to the wrongs which you and your fathers have done to me and my fathers, in making us toil for you for generations without recompense. Here I draw my wages every Saturday night; but in Tennessee there...
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Editorial cartoon: Charleston shooting – Opinion – The Boston Globe

June 19, 2015
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Editorial cartoon: Charleston shooting – Opinion – The Boston Globe

Editorial cartoon: Charleston shooting – Opinion – The Boston Globe This was posted on Google+
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Kids first node. Now to see how he handles the Greeners wrexing it.

June 17, 2015
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Kids first node. Now to see how he handles the Greeners wrexing it.  Ingress – Game Reality The world around you is not what it seems. Our future is at stake and you must choose a side. Join my faction in Ingress – a global game of mystery, intrigue and conquest. This was...
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100+ Years of Communication

June 17, 2015
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100+ Years of Communication

100+ Years of Communication We found this while Ingresing…if your in the area go experience. http://www.lakewood.org/Heritagecenter/ This was posted on Google+
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Why the UK Election Results are the Worst in History.

June 16, 2015
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Why the UK Election Results are the Worst in History.

Why the UK Election Results are the Worst in History. Discuss this video: http://www.reddit.com/r/CGPGrey/comments/3a23po/why_the_uk_election_results_are_ This was posted on Google+
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Which Came First – Flowers or Bees?

June 15, 2015
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Which Came First – Flowers or Bees?

Which Came First – Flowers or Bees? Stop and smell the flowers… and watch this video Subscribe: http://bit.ly/iotbs_sub Twitter: @jtot This was posted on Google+
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“In Our Time…A moral theory that emphasises ends over means, Utilitarianism holds that a good act …

June 14, 2015
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"In Our Time…A moral theory that emphasises ends over means, Utilitarianism holds that a good act is one that increases pleasure in the world and decreases pain. The tradition flourished in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries with Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill, and has antecedents in ancient philosophy. According to Bentham, happiness is...
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The Sex Pistols’ 1976 Manchester “Gig That Changed the World,” and the Day the Punk Era Began

June 14, 2015
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The Sex Pistols’ 1976 Manchester “Gig That Changed the World,” and the Day the Punk Era Began

The Sex Pistols’ 1976 Manchester “Gig That Changed the World,” and the Day the Punk Era Began Johnny Rotten aka John Lydon’s closing words at the last Sex Pistols gig (watch it online) seemed apt this week when Virgin Bank announced their current line of credit cards would feature the band’s signature artwork. This was...
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My Library

June 13, 2015
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My Library

My LibraryI have many books, most digital. I consider this my dead tree collection that I pay from time to time to take possession of this volume or that. It was good to visit it this week.  This was posted on Google+
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First Loves

June 12, 2015
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First Loves

First Loves A few came before, many came after….this is the one that was my One. People’s Computer: Sinclair ZX81 – Computerphile 10% off at Squarespace: http://squarespace.com/computerphile Clive Sinclair had a vision, an elegant This was posted on Google+
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Coffee Rigs

June 12, 2015
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Coffee Rigs

Coffee RigsCase Study Coffee across from the central branch of Multnomah Library has several rigs for extracting the essences from the bean.  This was posted on Google+
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"I Am Bigger On The Outside…."

June 10, 2015
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"I Am Bigger On The Outside…."

"I Am Bigger On The Outside…."I had always wonder if I would fit into one of the tiny two seater car2gos. The answer was yes and with far far fewer problems than I thought. Leg room wise it was all good, as was head clearence. I did spill close to the center stick but...
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Paternoster Lifts: Dangerous, Obsolete and Quite …: https://youtu.be/YgJBD1wf-YQ

June 10, 2015
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Paternoster Lifts: Dangerous, Obsolete and Quite …: https://youtu.be/YgJBD1wf-YQ This was posted on Google+
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Choose Your Own Adventure… Page 23

June 6, 2015
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Choose Your Own Adventure… Page 23

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An Unexpected Journey

June 5, 2015
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An Unexpected Journey

An Unexpected Journey This was posted on Google+
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Moby-Dick, “the great unread American novel,” is being read aloud by Tilda Swinton, John Waters, Stephen…

June 4, 2015
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Moby-Dick, "the great unread American novel," is being read aloud by Tilda Swinton, John Waters, Stephen Fry & more: http://t.co/urwvkxR684 https://twitter.com/nypl/status/606537836356059136 This was posted on Google+
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Revolt

June 3, 2015
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Revolt

RevoltCame upon this at the +Denver Art Museum​​. An art exhibition of a historic revolt from 1680 and a sf storline about a future revolt of 2180. Amazing lines, stunning imagery, great context(s). Much deserving of becoming a game setting. Think of +Double Fine Productions​​ treatment in Grim Fandango. If you can catch this...
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Maker and Made

June 3, 2015
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Maker and Made

Maker and Made +denverartmuseum  This was posted on Google+
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Your Next 2016 Loser

June 2, 2015
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Your Next 2016 Loser

Your Next 2016 Loser WATCH MORE VIDEOS FROM THE SECOND CITY: http://goo.gl/k0sEst SUBSCRIBE FOR UPDATES IN YOUR INBOX: ht This was posted on Google+
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Forced To Acknowledge Snowden, They Heap On The UnTruths

June 2, 2015
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Forced To Acknowledge Snowden, They Heap On The UnTruths

Forced To Acknowledge Snowden, They Heap On The UnTruths Only Wyden, Paul and a few others were not on the  backhanded quips… "Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who entered the Senate months before the Snowden leaks, agreed. “It is clear we wouldn’t be here without that information,” he said. “I’m not saying that there were...
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A Multi Core CARDIAC Like Puzzle Game

June 2, 2015
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A Multi Core CARDIAC Like Puzzle Game While I have not been able to play much of it, a Linux version is yet to come out and under wine it is two steps then crash for now, all signs point to this puzzle game as being something more than a few reading this will...
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Sesame Street: Game of Chairs (Game of Thrones Parody)

June 2, 2015
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Sesame Street: Game of Chairs (Game of Thrones Parody)

Sesame Street: Game of Chairs (Game of Thrones Parody) The Game of Chairs will determine who will be king or queen of Jesteros. Four players will march aro This was posted on Google+
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The Test of Time – Passed

May 30, 2015
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The Test of Time – Passed

The Test of Time – Passed Why do things becomme a "classic. what was it in RIcky W's works that set  some of his works down a road that sees them enjoyed  over and over. Zeal, some spark of life, the unquantifiable essence of "shiny". This has all that and then it has Kieth...
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Ansi Bombz 2015 Style

May 29, 2015
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Ansi Bombz 2015 Style

Ansi Bombz 2015 Style Want to possibly crash an iPhone? Want to know why? More like this please. The Effective Power Bug: Why Can Weird Text Crash Your iPhone? http://tomscott.com – http://twitter.com/tomscott – There are all sorts of theories about why a stri This was posted on Google+
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Thats a very nice computer, very nice.

May 28, 2015
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Thats a very nice computer, very nice.

Thats a very nice computer, very nice. This was posted on Google+
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Ransomware For The Rest Of Us

May 28, 2015
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Ransomware For The Rest Of Us

Ransomware For The Rest Of Us " Once you register for the product, you can create your malware in three simple steps.Enter the ransom amount. (The site takes 20% of the ransom.)Enter your “cause.”Submit the captcha" Meet ‘Tox': Ransomware for the Rest of Us – McAfee Similar to other threats, ransomware has now appeared...
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Franklin's Kite Experiment

May 27, 2015
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Franklin's Kite Experiment

Franklin's Kite Experiment Mythbusters tackled this one but here are the docs themselves.  Franklin’s Kite Experiment – Objectivity #21 Michael from Vsauce teams up with Keith once again to look at some documentation regarding one of th This was posted on Google+
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No Linux Support, No Deal

May 22, 2015
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No Linux Support, No Deal

No Linux Support, No Deal Team Rift gives me yet another reason to not include them in future VR decisions… " Our development for OS X and Linux has been paused in order to focus on delivering a high quality consumer-level VR experience at launch across hardware, software, and content on Windows. We want...
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What has changed in 10 years? The Speed of Outrage. 

May 22, 2015
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What has changed in 10 years? The Speed of Outrage.


What has changed in 10 years? The Speed of Outrage.  The Speed of Outrage: Tom Scott at Thinking Digital 2015 http://tomscott.com – http://twitter.com/tomscott – On stage at Thinking Digital 2015, I talk about This was posted on Google+
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Coopting The Core, Bizness As Usual

May 21, 2015
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Coopting The Core, Bizness As Usual

Coopting The Core, Bizness As Usual Any force that reaches a threshold of ability to make change faces this problem. Marketing to change as change. “Nerd culture is the product of a late capitalist conspiracy, designed to infantilize the consumer as a means of non-aggressive control.” Simon Pegg discusses geek culture and the infantilization...
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In Our Times- The Lancaster Cotton Famine

May 16, 2015
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In Our Times- The Lancaster Cotton Famine Things here make things there go boom…or bust. Trade both on and off downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/iot/iot_20150514-1145a.mp3 This was posted on Google+
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Science.. Neat

May 15, 2015
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Science.. Neat

Science.. Neat Does my soldering get better with help?In no way a full study, tiny sample set…Still…Telling. Maybe it was just the extra practice? I'll drink to that.  +Adafruit Industries  This was posted on Google+
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A DIY Voight-Kampff Device Gets A Bit Closer

May 15, 2015
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A DIY Voight-Kampff Device Gets A Bit Closer

A DIY Voight-Kampff Device Gets A Bit Closer "A python code that detects the heart-rate of an individual using a common webcam or network IP camera. " thearn/webcam-pulse-detector webcam-pulse-detector – A python application that detects and highlights the heart-rate of an individual (using only their own webcam) in real-time. This was posted on Google+
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…The King has left the building…

May 15, 2015
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…The King has left the building…

…The King has left the building… B.B. King – Blacks Without Soul (Amazon Women On The Moon – 1987) This was posted on Google+
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Dadifesto Labs Presents – Huzzah: An Adventure

May 15, 2015
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Dadifesto Labs Presents – Huzzah: An Adventure

Dadifesto Labs Presents – Huzzah: An Adventure Setting up the +Adafruit Industries   ESP Huzzah boards.Watch as I relearn to solder, then desolder, then fix various mistakes in soldering all while keeping kid friendly banter going. (Skip to the  35 min mark if you want to miss all the soldering  highs and lows)  Once done...
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Dadifesto Labs : Setting up the Adafruit Huzzah ESP 8266

May 15, 2015
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Dadifesto Labs : Setting up the Adafruit Huzzah ESP 8266

Dadifesto Labs : Setting up the Adafruit Huzzah ESP 8266 Setting up the +Adafruit Industries  ESP Huzzah boards. Watch as I relearn to solder, then desolder This was posted on Google+
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Setting up the +Adafruit Industries  ESP Huzzah boards. Infrequent soldering makes this a task that …

May 15, 2015
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Setting up the +Adafruit Industries  ESP Huzzah boards. Infrequent soldering makes this a task that might be worthy of recording.  It might get nsfw but with my kids around maybe not. If all goes well, 3 Huzzahs soldered up and ready for projects.  This was posted on Google+
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Beats By Adafruit

May 14, 2015
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Beats By Adafruit

Beats By Adafruit An unboxing vine https://t.co/z4FQRRFy1n +Adafruit Industries​ #huzzah #accidentalbeats  Beats By Adafruit Vine by The self described.. This was posted on Google+
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What Is Left Behind

May 14, 2015
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What Is Left Behind

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Google Pulls An Apple

May 13, 2015
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Google Pulls An Apple

Google Pulls An Apple Nope. Not good once not good twice. Choice of browser just got easier. Soon, All Versions of Chrome Will Block Non-Web-Store Extensions Last year, Google began blocking the installation of Chrome extensions that weren’t from the Web Store. However, it didn’t affect Chrome’s dev channels. Starting today, that changes. This...
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