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Americans love the story of The Lone Ranger. Riding his white horse, hunting outlaws with his Native American guide and sidekick. Never firing his gun except when absolutely necessary, and never missing when he did.

Did you know almost all those stories are actually true? That there really was a Lone Ranger? Who traveled through Indian Territory finding outlaws and bringing them to justice on a white stallion? With his trusted guide?

His name was Bass Reeves. He successfully captured over 3,000 outlaws. He was a master of disguise, choosing carefully when to surprise and subdue the outlaws he was hunting. He was barred from competitive shooting, because no one else had a chance. Yet he only shot when there was absolutely no other way.

So why is it today is the first time I've ever heard of Bass Reeves?

Because the real Lone Ranger was black. And a former slave.

#WhitewashedHistory
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Heh. I've posted about him at least twice. The book by the University of Nebraska is a good version to read. 
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Life is captured in this cartoon
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Here’s the thing. Most things in geometry are presented to students in such a way that their wonderment about the geometric thing is killed. In a proof, the statement to be proved is given up front — and suddenly it isn’t interesting.
Last year in Geometry, the other teacher and I weren't pleased how we introduced the crossed chord theorem. Basically, we ran out of time to come up with a *great* idea and instead had kids measure...
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The paid version would clear out even more.
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It would be good if it sent a text to your porn buddy http://old.noob.us/humor/do-you-have-a-porn-buddy/
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You may be surprised to find out how much work goes into creating a simple, coherent design. I was!
 
An in-depth look at the new Google brand identity. g.co/design/google-id 
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its a Happy Title it draws
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The 9th Ave entrance to Google NYC, decorated with old post cards. Believe it or not, it's almost impossible to see the hidden word when you're standing in front of it ... but hard to miss in a photo!
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+Adam Liss That's what you're supposed to think.
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There is a bunch, I mean a TON, of free music right now on +Google Play. Go grab it with your super smart phones or computers... 
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"Your password may contain an exclamation point, but it cannot end with one."

Wow, seriously? I'd love to know what sort of bug this is working around.
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Giving them the benefit of the doubt, an 8 character password ending in ! almost might as well be a 7 character password.
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LazyPlus:

We're all taught that photons are the carriers of the electromagnetic force. Does that means magnetism is carried by photons, and the magnets on your refrigerator stick because they're exchanging photons with the metal in the fridge walls? Or is there some other carrier when there's no electricity involved, just like there's another carrier (an electron) when there's no magnetism involved?

What's the carrier? And, if it's a photon, what's the frequency, and what does the frequency depend on? Can I craft a pair of magnets in such a way that I can stick my eyeball between them and see the photons?

Please help, quickly, before my kids this is a question I can't answer! Googling turns up all sorts of weirdo mumbo-jumbo that's based firmly on not-science.
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+Adam Liss Ah, if you have an EE background, then this is easier to explain. Fourier transform the potential between two charges or currents so that it's in momentum space; the momentum transfer between the charged particles is equal to the momentum of the exchanged photon, and momentum is related to frequency by ω = pc/ħ.
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Another example of the dangers of legislating technology, rather than the fundamental concepts of freedom and authority. The government either should or should not have the right to intercept the communications of its citizens; Americans either are or are not protected from their government by law, regardless of where in the world they are.

via +Betsy McCall​
Oral arguments begin Wednesday as a court examines US officials’ ability to seize information abroad amid controversy over narcotics case
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+Adam Liss I'd imagine we'd have "miraculous auto-reloading no-wadding rear-breach short-barrel muskets" instead of "semi-automatic handguns". =P
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When high-tech and low-tech collide.
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Overheard in my office:

Last year's intern: I have cupcakes. They may contain peanuts, so if you're allergic, you've been warned. I don't know how to revive people.

Me: That's OK. Dan's an EMT.

Dan: But what if I'm the one who's allergic?

Last year's intern: That is what we call an "edge case."
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+Adam Liss​ Do what I do- Use them anyway. ;)
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Engineer, Puzzle Fanatic, Incurable Punster. Armchair cryptographer, security and privacy advocate. Insatiably curious about the world and its inhabitants.
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I am a natural experimentalist.  I love to learn, to innovate, and to make new mistakes.  I rarely take myself seriously; there are far more appropriate subjects to be serious about.

I find humor and puzzles in the ordinary, laugh at math jokes, and tend to cram far too many thoughts into one sentence. I'm fascinated by languages and smitten by the beauty and utility of American Sign Language. Bad grammar drives me nuts. 

I'm fond of teaching through analogy and counter-examples, asking silly questions, and gentle teasing.  Sometimes I make stuff up just to watch the gears turn in someone's head.  Whether you're a child or an adult, I'll show you that even "hard" subjects like math and science can be easyand funto learn.  If you think that's nuts, it's because you've been taught wrong.  I'll prove it to you. Try me.

I have an extremely low tolerance for willful ignorance, illogic, and baseless "alternative" explanations for the way the world works.

A 3-year-old gave up asking me "Why?" before I ran out of answers.

I'm terribly shy but have always found it easy to make people laugh.  Often at me.  And not always intentionally.  Childhood friends still tell me I'd have made a great stand-up comedian or psychiatrist; I can't help wondering how those talents are related.  But I'm sure we're all better off leaving that question unanswered.

Will work ... no ... have worked for chocolate.

How did you find me? If you added me to your circles and don't know me personally, I'd love to know what caught your interest!
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I have the best coworkers on the planet.
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I disguise magical, complicated technology as simple, everyday tools.