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Alone Over Queenstown
This morning I'm doing my first SOLO flight in a paraglider off the top of the mountains here over Queenstown. Wish me luck!! I'll be landing a few miles away over at the flight park near Arrowtown... so if you're underneath me on the way, wave hello! I'm a little bit scared, but excited!
If you don't hear from me in the next 24 hours, then you'll know something went terribly wrong. !! :)
So You Found Someones Purse... Now What?
If you found someones purse or wallet, what would you do?
1) Leave it where it is.
2) Pick it Up, Return It directly to the person to the best of your ability
3) Pick it up and give it to someone in authority (waiter, police, bus driver)
4) Keep it
5) Other.... ?
I'm interested in what the internet has to say... Feel free to include an example.
Also i'd ask the follow up of, if someone returned your purse/wallet to you... would you offer them a reward?
And in theme.. here is an amazing geeky purse for those who don't like questions. :)
#questionoftheday #geekpurse #purse #morals
Remember I was asking you if you could tell me what it's like to have a dog? Well, here is the puppy we had for a visit tonight. Meet Lola. Lola is a 9 week old Chihuahua/Papillon cross, and she is making us wonder what it would be like to be her forever family...
Hey guys ! :) Don't for get to wake up to my calendar on Christmas /New years day ! Please find link to my calendar in comments below x
"Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque"
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Located in the capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi, The Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque is one of the largest Islamic mosques in the world (8th to be exact). In fact, it has the potential to house over 40,000 worshipers. On a recent trip to the UAE, I was fortunate to explore this amazing structure at night, allowing me to capture the reflection of one of the hallways in the shallow moat that surrounds the complex. I can't wait to get back here to find more unique angles and compositions!
To capture this image I used a mixture of a ND filter to slow my shutter speed down to 30 seconds, effectively eliminating anyone that decided to walk into my frame, as all as a circular polarizer to help bring out the reflection in the water.
When it comes to my photography work, you will almost always find any number of filters on my camera at a given time. Luckily, there is still time to pick up my brand new Signature Edition photography filter kit that I created with before the holidays. The kit comes with a Neutral Density, Graduated Neutral Density and Reverse Graduated Neutral Density filters (w/ an optional Circular Polarizer added to the mix) along with a number of other goodies!
If you are in the Hong Kong area, you might see this image as I recently licenced it, along with a handful of other images, to Canon Hong Kong.
More info can be found here: http://bit.ly/Formatt_Hitech
"A picture is worth a thousand words"
So beautiful and all made out of real watch parts!
Discover content you’ll love, from people you care about
Have you ever asked a friend for a recommendation for a movie to rent or new book to read? We’re rolling out a new version of the Google Play Store app which makes it easier for you to find and share recommendations with your friends and family. If you have a Google+ profile:
-You now have an activity page in the Google Play Store app, where you can see all the Google Play content you’ve reviewed, rated and +1’d. To access this page, just tap your profile picture in the left-hand navigation menu.
-You’ll also start seeing more recommendations from your friends and family, and you can tap on their profile pictures to see the Google Play items they’ve +1’d or reviewed.
This update is rolling out over the next few days, so check back soon if you don't see these new features yet.
Happy Computer Science Education Week!
Do you believe children need a solid education in programming and computer science? Sign your name on this site and join a million others who have already done it.
In related news, my son works for a company called , which created tutorials for Code.org to share with kids for the "Hour of Code" project. He told me that they've already had close to 600,000 participants using -- the second highest number of users of any platform in the entire project!
Learn more about all this via the links below.
Medic-alert for the modern age.
New game category coming to the Google Play Store in February.
Google updated a FAQ for Android developers announcing that a new game category and long list of game sub-categories, will be rolled out in February.
The FAQ says: "In February 2014, Google Play game categories will be expanded to cover a greater variety of games when listed in the Google Play Store."
When Google announced upcoming games at the recent Google I/O, they also announced that Google+ would serve as Games' social network, so it's possible we'll see an announcement about that in February, too.
In L.A., there's a phenomenon we call the box of broken dreams. This box, which will no doubt sound familiar to you -- as to anyone who lives in a city where, every single day, people come by the thousands to make something of themselves -- sits on any one of the glittering sidewalks of this bright and guilty city, full of random things that make sense to none one but its owner, departed that morning or afternoon in a U-Haul too full of stuff, heartache, resentment and despair to accommodate its lonely dimensions.
When an Angeleno drives by one of these boxes, invariably a moment of silence descends in the car as they reflect on their own trajectory. No matter how broken-down the car, how desperate their own situation, they count their blessings because they're still there, sitting in a tight grid of smog knowing they have one more day than the person who just departed.
We don't see those who leave as quitters, as weak, as less than ourselves because they are ourselves. It takes talent and work to succeed but it takes access and luck, too -- the right idea at the right time, the right person at the right party, the right amount of trust in the right connection, and so on and on and on. And so we sit there, breathing that bittersweet air that's more likely to kill us than any number of calamities we worry about while shopping for organic and gluten-free groceries at Whole Foods, grateful that we'll see one more sunset, feel one more earthquake, read of one more fire blazing down the Malibu corridors, and -- if we're really lucky -- once more experience the coming of the Santa Ana blowing tattered copies of the LA Weekly across one more choked boulevard, making our skin crawl and reminding us, as Raymond Chandler once wrote, that on nights like those, anything can happen.
We know that feeling -- that nervous, hopeful feeling that anything can happen. We've seen it. It's why we're still here. Dreams are fragile things but those boxes remind us that ours, no matter how beat down by choice and circumstance, are still there, with us, at least for now.
But sometimes we'll take a day in Venice and get served dinner by someone that's forty, even fifty, or go to a post office and exchange a joke with a postal service worker who remembers that in the seventies it snowed downtown and we'll marvel at how unwilling they are to give up on this place even long after the dreams give way to life. We know these are the exceptions, not the rule -- and we know that because we, too, came like outsiders with nothing but the clothes on our backs and pockets full of hope and dreams, hearts full of youth and spines full of vigor.
Those boxes are a reminder that this city that feasts on that youth and those dreams still has a plan for us. So we reflect for a moment in our cars, separated from one another, competitors and brothers-in-arms all at once, and we feel a little grateful.
Those who leave find their own ways to deal with their grief, some of them in harsh tones reserved for the city that cast them out and the people who remain -- but that's how they heal. The city moves on and every day, more people arrive to make something of themselves, not knowing that fortune has its own plans no matter how determined and willing they are. We let those whose dreams have met their shattering deaths go -- to nurse their wounds, to forge new ones in another place.
And we drive on.
Image by .
So friends, this is a big day for me. I am thrilled to now be on board at
Today is my first day as an employee of this amazing firm.
This is perfectly aligned with my passion for the use of platforms like Google (and others) to change the world of customer experience. Change for the better!
I welcome your comments and advice as I embark on this adventure!
Thank you ... All of you ... for the heartfelt, generous and kind support you have each given me here on Google+. The best is ahead!
Jack C Crawford
Win one of three (3) Free fine art photographic prints for the holidays! Woot! http://nateparkerphotography.com/blog/2013/12/win-a-free-print-for-the-holidays Win win win!! Be that winner! Go do that winning thing! Now!
#Maine #happyholidays #haveaniceday
I just want you to know that you're a terrible, terrible person, Ms King!
Well played. Well played indeed.
The Black Angels
already week passed after their live show in TelAviv, but i still hear colors.
unforgettable The Black Angels !!! The Black Angels - Broken Soldier with Lyrics
daily photo : http://www.victorbezrukov.com/daily-photo/
Dear Fans, I Hope you Enjoy my latest behind the Scenes Video. Much Love xx
I'm trying something a little different: taking quotes from prominent American "conservatives" that sound like something Smaug the Dragon might say, and putting them in his mouth.
This one is from America's fattest demagogue, Rush Limbaugh: Compassion is defined not by how many people are on the government dole but by how many people no longer need government assistance.
Image found on http://colourunity.com/hobbit-desolation-of-smaug-dragon-5534-hd-widescreen-wallpapers.html
#smaugonomics #conservative #meme
The Piano Guys playing the grand piano on the Great Wall of China! They are magnificent as always!
Lyon's Biennale 2013: how about some naughtiness?
Walk into the event's main building and practically step onto Wile E. Coyote, Roger Rabbit, the Kool Aid Guy and a naked man (apparently the artist himself, new yorker Dan Colen).
"Je pense qu' il etait trop genereux avec son sexe" ("I think he may have exaggerated his penis size") said the french curator I visited with, with a naughty smile.
Will this post get censored by G+?
It should not: it is a work of art on public display to all. Plenty of children visiting the day I was there, too. Viva France!
(Plus, this is not about penises, it is about art, no?)
Nomad is in Lyon!
(Official website: http://www.biennaledelyon.com)
Could this ever be displayed in a Singapore Biennale ?
This is my studying face
I'm trying really hard, honest
Pop Tarts - Toasted or Raw?
Does anyone still toast Pop Tarts? I just eat them right out of the package :)
Google Open Gallery - for Artists, Museums, Archives and Galleries.
Breaking news: UPS plans to counter Amazon drones leaked.
On the Road
In 72hrs I've been in 50 degree weather in Mexico. 83 degree weather in Tampa and now 7 degrees in Calgary.
Knockout Game Backfires When Woman Defends Herself Against Attacker (and beats the ever-living snot out of him).
Vault: an advanced Storage Access Framework example
Recently, I’ve been working on the new Android Storage Access Framework which introduces an abstraction layer between apps that work with files and apps that can store those files. This is powerful because apps like QuickOffice can now use simple intents to open and save documents using any storage app that implements a DocumentsProvider. The DocumentsProvider API is designed to support a wide range of storage types, including cloud storage, physical media, etc.
As an advanced DocumentsProvider example, I wrote “Vault” which encrypts all files that a user saves inside. It keeps data encrypted with AES-128 while at rest, and uses Unix pipes to encrypt/decrypt data on the fly. It protects the encryption key by wrapping it using a hardware-backed KeyStore, if available. It also uses a new feature of ParcelFileDescriptor to detect when a remote process has encountered an error or crashed, indicating that any partially written data should be ignored and rolled back.
Hopefully this advanced example is helpful as you look at implementing your own DocumentsProvider. :)
Err. Oklahoma conservatives fought for the right for privately funded religious symbols to be placed in public places. This certainly goes against the spirit of the separation of church and state. But... if you allow privately funded religious symbols, you want to be very very careful... Remember, it cannot be "only privately funded Christian religious symbols" no matter how much some people would like it that way.
And so, now, you get things like this. Someone wants to raise $20k to put a statue of Satan up next to the 10 commandments.
Google Open Gallery: Showcase your Art to the World
Powerful free tools for artists, museums, archives and galleries
More: Google Open Gallery - Galerie Itinerance <- click
3D printing has come a long way ... ;-)
The State Of Social: 3 Infographics
1. 6 best practices for social media success
2. How brands measure the value of social
3. How brands staff and budget
Hello from a Christmassy London! Thought you may be interested in this auto awesome.
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You learn something new every day.
Vesa Lehtimäki has an unusual hobby -- he creates and photographs miniature "Star Wars" scenes using Legos.
Finnish photographer Vesa Lehtimäki spends hours recreating "Star Wars" settings that range from the ice planet Hoth to the arid Tatooine. See the rest of the photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/avanaut/
They asked for a baby picture for Thomas's grade 6 yearbook...
No I don't want to embarrass him, why do you ask?? ;)
NASA announced today the coldest temperatures ever recorded on earth: -135.8° Fahrenheit (-93.2° Celsius). Details: http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/nasa-usgs-landsat-8-satellite-pinpoints-coldest-spots-on-earth/#.UqZ31JE8l90
Blog Post: How
I've been a fanatic for more than a year now, thanks to a referral by . I'm walking everywhere now. Fellow colleague found the Moves app a while back and I'm now able to better track my comings and goings - privately. Here's a post on why you should check it out.
#fitbit #quantifiedself #moves #fitness
still a favorite.. amazing how music instantly and vividly takes you back in time :P
Businesses are born on hotel windows
Spending the last 2 days with
In San Diego working on business strategy, setting up the websites and getting ready to be interviewed and speak at a live event today.
What's super interesting about this experience is actually the Internet, or lack off. See, "cheaper" hotels come with free Internet cause it's their way of attracting more customers. Fancy ones like the Hilton here don't have to do that. So I walk in expecting to connect right away and Frankie walks in with his Verizon hot spot device in his pocket...
Do you want to be a Glass Explorer?
I have 2 invitations left that I'd like to offer to two people here on Google+ ...
But before you jump in and say yes... - here's why I wanted
For me, the very idea of simply not having to look down at my mobile in order to stay connected and up-to-date with people was more than a enough for me to say yes...
I capture my daily life #Throughglass ... moments that would've been lost or wouldn't have been in time if I had to:
- take the phone out of my pocket
- unlock the phone
- select video or photo
- capture the moment
Trying to do the above inevitably took too long and the moment had passed... leaving small frustrations each time.
*Since having #Glass *
Moments are now captured quickly and shared even faster - either on G+ or other networks like or Twitter
Current Glass Applications
You can find a list of current applications range from one to help you:
- Improve your Golf (http://ndx.io/JauHyB)
- Listen to Music through (http://ndx.io/1d6vaKS)
- Keep track of your performance when cycling (http://ndx.io/18zh2Ko)
Still interested? Great... then here's the financial info you'll need to consider
You'll know (probably) by now that the Glass Explorer edition comes in at $1500 + sales tax... so you'll need to be ready for that...
Personally I've not looked back since getting my and for the right person they won't too.
I'm going to leave this invitation offer open for 2 days. This is not a first to respond will get the invitation...
Also, I'm not selling these invitations - so don't try and offer me money for them. I just want them to go to the 2 people that will get the most out of them!
If your unsure about what Glass can do for you then check out here
If you're happy with the above then in the comments below tell me what you'll do with them :) If you know someone that wants Glass then share this post with them.
Chat soon :)
- Be US residents
- Be at least 18 years old
- Provide a US shipping address or pick up their Glass at one of our locations in New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles
Just correlation? PR jobs to jump 23% from 2010-2020, Journalism jobs to fall 8%.
I think it's scary where we get our information. There are few sources that are beyond reproach.
Did you know that good information is the basis for a well-functioning free market? And yet we now have so much crappy info drowning out the good info, we know less than ever without serious research.
That is a #capitalismfail in my book.
5 Jobs Nearing Extinction - And What's Taking Their Place
Yahoo Says PR Is Replacing Journalists. Wait, What?
Balanced On Top Of The World
Here's one more random shot from our Enchanted Rock hike. This girl was balanced up on top of a fairly huge boulder near the top of the dome, looking out over the world below. It's a pretty good view.
Seriously NSA? That is the logo you pick?
Actually, I believe that the arguably most useful single course I took in my entire educational career was typing in Junior High, though at the time, I didn't realize how much of my life would be spent over a keyboard.
Ja was ist denn da los? Mobile Browser haben nur einen Marktanteil von 20%? Macht ihr alle 12 Apps fuer eure Lieblingsseiten auf anstatt den Browser zu nutzen?
Getting your Google+ Brand Page ready for +Post Ads! (NEW VIDEOS and BLOG)
Here is a new video on how to create a Google+ Page as well as a really cool interview I just conducted with on the subject of +Post Ads. There should be something for everyone in it. Enjoy!
The Coldest Place on Earth
Is a high ridge in Antarctica, where temperatures can reach nearly -100C. This is incomprehensibly cold, and happens because of the high altitude.
Interestingly, this is probably the best place on Earth to locate a telescope. With the cold, thin air you get an amazingly clear view of the night sky. It's not as good as a space telescope, but it's pretty close.
In fact, the first of 3 Antarctica Schmidt Telescopes has already been installed at Dome A in Antarctica. These 50 cm (20 inch) telescopes will use the cold, still air to search for extrasolar planets.
Cloudy in Devon, UK.
Why I Came Out About My Mental Disabilities
I made a video answering why I came out publicly about having mental disabilities.
During the video I mention my Patreon page which you can find here: http://patreon.com/billywilson
I want to have a food truck monopoly. Own 5 different competing food trucks dispatched in every small town across America that doesn't have any food trucks at all. I will roll in there and create a market that wasn't there before. Please don't steal my idea. A truck in the right location at the right time can pull in 1000's of dollars, 5 trucks in the same place will pull in much more because you can offer more styles of food and faster service to bring even more customers in. I am implying a portable food court using food trucks. It is not a bad business model if you were looking for a new kind of national franchise. Successful food trucks are just as profitable as real estate restaurants percentage wise (but you have to find the proper locations).
I have a relative who is opening a new franchise restaurant next year and it made me start thinking about what i would do if I were to try and start a food/service industry business. I've seen many good ideas fail, there is no foolproof method to "capitalize". The cool part about my food truck franchise idea is that it would be mobile. You can move your business to wherever the customers are.
image: Food Truck Festival (Boston 2012)
some interesting reading
Useful Photography Tip #76: Learn to Read the Contrast of a Scene Just by Looking at It
Especially useful if you're thinking to convert this image to BW and to get some noticeable result !
#article #photography #tipoftheday
If a northern state where I can reasonably expect to find work goes single-payer, I'm moving. I never wholeheartedly supported Obamacare.
Just playing with
I took a low light image of some swans a long time ago, and I just took it through RAW conversion via CC, and bumped up the exposure while dropping the clarity. I also maxed out the luminance and colour noise adjustments to give it a smooth, ghostly feel. That's the image on the right.
I added a Levels adjustment to bring out the lower half of the image, and then I got busy with Colour Efex Pro and layered three filters on the image.
After adding Levels and Brightness/Contrast layers, the image is transformed.
Pretty powerful stuff!
"With just a few weeks left in 2013, the American Film Institute has unveiled its list of the best movies and TV shows of the year."
Which were your favorite movies and TV shows of this year?
"The International Olympic Committee has drafted a letter asking athletes to shy away from political comments or protests at the 2014 Sochi Games."
I call this gutless and cowardly to be afraid of even pins and painted fingernails.
Now with 80 languages
Today we bring to you automatic translation of:
lol, totally NSFW .. Just pretend you dont see this one :D Still a favorite.. My treadmill list is coming together nicely :D
is going to be selling these little guys tomorrow at 11AM and 11PM Eastern. They are $10 a pop if you want to buy them separately, or $90 if you want a "Tree Pack" that gets your 5 of each color.
Super Fierce Chili Recipe
1 Med Yellow Onion - Sliced
1 Jalapeno Pepper - Sliced and remove seeds
1 Red Bell Pepper - Sliced and remove seeds
1 lb 85/15 Ground Beef
1 can Red Kidney Beans - rinsed
1 can White Kidney Beans - rinsed
2 15 oz cans tomato sauce
1 28 oz can diced tomatos
Pepper - dash
Sea Salt - dash
Chili Powder - Add to taste about 6 TableSpoons
Granulated Garlic - 1 teaspoon
Cumin 1 - teaspoon
Coriander 1 - teaspoon
1 Cup Water
Slice peppers and onions and set aside.
Brown Ground Beef and drain oil.
Add sliced onions and peppers to the original pan and saute for about 5 min.
Add the drained ground beef
Add Beans, Tomato Sauce, and Diced Tomatoes, seasonings and water.
Bring to a boil for about 5 minutes and remove from heat. Transfer to a crockpot and cook on low heat for about 3 - 5 hours.
When ready I pour the chili into a bowl, top with shredded cheese, broken up tortilla chips, and mango salsa. Nom Nom Delish
To Make The Mango Salad
Slice up 1 fresh mango, 1 jalapeno, cilantro and add to a bowl. Slice 1 lemon into quarters, remove seeds, and squeeze into bowl. Mix well and place into fridge over night.
50+ People Who Share The Most Interesting Posts on G+
CHOSEN BY Google+ COMMUNITY
Last week I ran a survey ( http://goo.gl/jKWPx ) on Google+ in response to many people complaining why certain users keep showing up in many recommended lists or why some users have thousands of followers without even sending a single post on G+.
In the survey, I requested the community to share with us the top 3 people in their circles who share the most valuable content and the most interesting posts. The response was amazing, the original post was shared many times and thousands of votes have been cast. We consider each mention of a name one vote, also each +1 of a mention has been considered an additional vote.
Here is the final result:
I know the way I ran the survey is not scientifically / statistically flawless but as hundreds of thousands of users have had the original post in their stream and had the chance to participate, I tend to believe that this list reflects the collective opinion of the community or at least the few thousands who have participated.
Please let me ( ) know if you have any feedback on the list. If you know more users to add to this list, please leave a comment on this post.
Below is the list:
#41 +Johnathan Chung
#42 +Esther Vergas
#44 +Jaime García
Complete list at: http://www.recommendedusers.com/peoples-choice/
Young Boy’s Discovery Confirmed as a Peculiar Supernova Explosion
New observations confirm that young Nathan Gray’s discovery is indeed a supernova explosion, albeit a rather peculiar one. Nathan Gray, age 10, discovered a new cosmic source on October 30th that emerged in the constellation of Draco, and it was subsequently classified as a supernova candidate. Evidence available at the time was sufficiently convincing that Nathan was promptly heralded as the youngest individual to discover a supernova.
Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/107085/young-boys-discovery-confirmed-as-a-peculiar-supernova-explosion/#ixzz2n6YBQ5Qq
I had an experience close to this one recently.
Автор фото: Юрий Овчинников.
It has come to light that Google has started funding and supporting some of the most vile right wing extremist collectives and corporate front groups in America. Join us by changing your avatar and boycotting every single Google service for one day in protest.
On Wednesday, December 11th make a serious attempt to not use anything Google. No Google Searches. No Google+. No gmail. No Youtube. No Google Calendar. No Blogger. No Google Maps. No Google Photos. No Google translate. No Google reverse image search. No Google Play. No Google Drive. No Google Books. No Google Shopping. Nothing. If nothing else, just think of this as a challenge to see if you are able to spend a day on the internet without using a single Google product or service.
Google, many of us are your most loyal users, but it must be understood in no uncertain terms that we vehemently disagree with your decision to start to fund proto-fascist, right wing extremist, and anti-science shock fronts like:
•ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council)
•American Conservative Union
•Americans for Tax Reform
•George Mason University Law School Law and Economics Center
•National Taxpayers Union
•R Street Institute
•Texas Public Policy Foundation
Don’t Be Evil? Google Funding a Slew of Right-Wing Groups http://billmoyers.com/2013/12/04/dont-be-evil-google-funding-a-slew-of-right-wing-groups/
Tell Google CEO Larry Page to Cut Ties with ALEC http://org.salsalabs.com/o/632/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=14651
Tell Google: Don't Be Evil With ALEC http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=8648
#ShameOnGoogle #Google #DontBeEvil
Something is happening....
The skies had been plotting all morning. I took this shot from the car as we careened through our second or third hour of unpaved road that day. It was a gift that the fields, the sky, and the sun lined themselves up.
It was our last weekend of a multi-week trip with Google Ghana. Our team had spent the previous weeks partnering with a co-working space, consulting with different startups, delivering talks and workshops at universities, and just learning about the tech community. The weekends were a striking contrast as we took the opportunity to travel away from major cities. Even though the skies looked threatening that day, the feeling was meditative ~ it simply seemed like something interesting and just beyond tangible was building.
Later as I was flipping through my weekend shots with one of the young photographers in the co-working space, she paused on this one and said:
"It feels like something is happening.”
A Swedish engineer we’d met weeks ago had said the same words on our first day about the startup world itself in Ghana. It seems only fitting that we’d be reminded of it on our last day.
There is definitely something happening there ~ you can feel it.
And that's all for today's selection of gourmet stuff... ;D
you know what i miss? The fucking taco lady.
You show up to work, rushed out of the house so you wouldn't be late. Get to work and it's stare at your screen time for 15 minutes. Coworker passing by says "taco lady is here". SMILE ON MY FACE and Monday morning isn't a total loss.
That was years ago. I miss you taco lady! please come back!
disclaimer: image not actual taco lady. there is vague resemblance in character and age
This seem to be dangerous!
G+ Secret Santa
So this thing on G+ has been around a few years and, until now, I have never participated. I've sent a random birthday gift or two to people but haven't done anything for this particular event.
I finally sent out a gift to someone who had a wishlist compiled strictly of gifts to give to kids. I don't know this person. I've never followed this person until today but I saw the wishlist on the site and thought it was a great idea.
And, no, I don't have a wishlist compiled. This is about giving, not receiving.
I really enjoyed this one
Esqueceu de tirar a tampinha kkkkkkkk
Spacecraft to land on a comet in less than a year!
The European Space Agency (ESA) announced they will attempt the first landing ever on a comet only 2.5 miles wide (about 4 kilometers) in November of 2014
"When Europe's Rosetta probe gets roused from its deep space slumber next month, scientists are hoping it will wake up fit and ready for the final stage of its daring mission to land a spacecraft on a comet.
There is little room for mistakes as the coming months involve a high-speed chase, a delicate dance around comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, and finally the precision drop of a lander onto its icy surface—set for Nov. 11.
"Imagine trying to parachute onto the tip of a mountain," said Paolo Ferri, head of mission operations at the European Space Agency."
Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-12-europe-aims-comet-nov.html#jCp
Image: This undated picture publicly provided by the European Space Agency ESA shows an artist's impression of the Philae lander. The European Space Agency has set a tentative date for the first landing of a spacecraft on a comet. ESA says Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013 its Rosetta probe will wake up from hibernation Jan. 20 before chasing down comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. If all goes according to plan, Rosetta will launch a lander onto the surface of the comet on Nov. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/ESA ATG medialab , Astrium E, Viktor)
The Best Google+ Users in 2011
CHOSEN BY Google+ COMMUNITY
If you haven't yet, add them to your circles at: http://goo.gl/goXd1
In the past 6 months I've run multiple surveys and polls, asking the community to vote for the people who post the most interesting content and share the most valuable content. I've combined all the results and below is the list of the users with the highest votes. Add them to your circles at: http://goo.gl/goXd1
In no specific order:
Add these people to your circles at: http://goo.gl/goXd1
DISCLAIMER: I know the way I ran the surveys is not scientifically / statistically flawless. However, I tend to believe this list is very close to the collective opinion of the community or at least the few thousands people who have participated. :)
Please let me (+Alireza Yavari) know if you have any feedback on the list. If you know more users to add to this list, please leave a comment on this post.
Happy NEW YEAR and thanks for your contributions.
Links to the past surveys:
Find more interesting people to follow at www.recommendedusers.com
One of my painting to be sold for how much the buyer decides they can afford and feel happy giving. I am spreading this concept mainly through word of mouth. I wish everyone had origional art in their homes, they way people listen to music.
This fills my heart with glee.
Hartelijk gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag
Peter C.M. Klein
That's not a terrorist, its just a smart NPC with a bad attitude #dungeonsanddragons #nsa
does it again:
Blue light is potentially a reasonable substitute or addition to caffeine in certain cases. And it may depend on your eye colour too.
Master Jedi Rappa commanding from the Planet HOTH!
(um, it was snowing lol or snow on the ground, snowing now?!)
Happy Plussi !
Remember to use the force and to DO cause
there is no try TRYING
ain't the same.. as DOING!
This #autoawesome #selfie brought to you by the month of #decembeard and by loyal plus viewers like you. #yougetatoaster !
psssst #importantpost !
Yeah getting worse and worse... giving it 2 more episodes before I stop watching it altogether.
Oh well, time for me to get some sleep.. (well try to anyway) Thanks for musically time traveling with me .. This one isnt really in one of my top 10's but its an an awesome song to close your eyes and sleep to :D.. Good night and sweet dreams everyone :D.. Have a wonderful Tuesday .
Aurora taken by Frank Olsen on December 8, 2013 @ Andøya island, Norway. http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/frank-olsen.html
"There was a forbidding, fibrous heap of dead ants on either side of the building’s double doors, each a couple of feet long."
"Soon he and his wife were waking up to find vast, frantic networks of ants zipping around the kitchen floor in all directions. When the picture on their 50-inch box television started flickering, Mike took off the back panel and found the guts throbbing with ants. He got rid of the television."
"Entomologists report that the crazy ants, like other ants, seem drawn to electronic devices — car stereos, circuit boxes, machinery. But with crazy ants, so many will stream inside a device that they form a single, squirming mass that completes a circuit and shorts it. Crazy ants have ruined laptops this way and, according to one exterminator, have also temporarily shut down chemical plants. They are most likely climbing into these cavities to investigate possible nesting sites. But as David Oi, a research entomologist at the Department of Agriculture, told me, the science-fiction-ish theory that the bugs are actually attracted to the electricity itself can’t be ruled out."
"Two years ago, Rasberry appeared on “The Early Show” on CBS and explained that it’s “too late” to stop the crazy ants and that “the entire Gulf Coast is going to be inundated in a very short period of time.” He added that he knew for a fact that the ants had been seen at a Houston medical center and that researchers at Texas A&M had shown that the ants can transfer pathogens from room to room."
"Roger E. Gold, a veteran Texas A&M entomologist working on the species, told me that the scientific uncertainty became “almost a reason for the federal government not to get involved,” even as the situation in Texas grew catastrophic."
"Soon ants were spiraling up the tongues of my sneakers, onto my sock. I tried to shake them off, but nothing I did disturbed them. Before long, I was sweeping them off my own calves. I kept instinctively taking a step back from some distressing concentration of ants, only to remember that I was standing in the center of an exponentially larger concentration of ants. There was nowhere to go. The ants were horrifying — as in, they inspired horror. Eventually, I scribbled in my notebook: “Holy [expletive] I can’t concentrate on what anyone’s saying. Ants all over me. Phantom itches. Scratching hands, ankles, now my left eye.”."
Inside the Geeks Paradise or why we love to live in Taipei
Join us for a detailed walk through of the Guang Hua Digital Plaza computer market in Taipei. Yes, this video is about a year old right now but we've been there again today (bought some components for our 2nd desktop PC) and thought that you would love to see it again.
Wanna see more explorer videos of the computer markets here in Asia, leave a comment or give this video a +1 #twt
#Taiwan #Taipei #geeks #gadgets #guanghua
Sometimes I wish I could send a single blast of Christmas cards to all of my relatives with the message that I just don't send Christmas cards and you shouldn't be offended if you don't receive one from me.
With the exception of that one.
Next Stop: Calgary
Im on a plane in Minneapolis headed to Calgary, AB for the #Photoshop seminar tour... If you are in the area, we'd love to see you! Click on this link to register! http://kelbytraining.com/live/event/22828/
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