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TIL that the blue alien cats' catchphrase I see you! is actually a term of art in zoology.  It refers to a threat/counter-threat protocol between a predatory and a prey species that can evolve when the prey has means to make the predator pay dearly for unsuccessful hunt.

An 'I see you' (ISY) prey-predator signal can co-evolve when such a signal benefits both prey and predator. The prey benefits if, by producing the signal, the predator is likely to break off an attack. The predator benefits if it is informed by the signal that the prey is aware of its presence and can break off what is likely to be an unsuccessful and potentially costly hunt. Because the signal and response co-evolve in two species, the behaviour underlying an ISY signal is expected to have a strong genetic component and cannot be entirely learned. An example of an ISY signal is the 'shimmering' behaviour performed by Asian hive bee workers in the presence of their predator Vespa velutina. To test the prediction that bee-hornet signalling is heritable, we let honey bee workers of two species emerge in an incubator so that they had never been exposed to V. velutina. In Apis cerana, the shimmering response developed 48 h post-emergence, was strong after 72 h and increased further over 2 weeks. In contrast, A. mellifera, which has evolved in the absence of Asian hornets, did not produce the shimmering signal. In control tests, A. cerana workers exposed to a non-threatening butterfly did not respond with the shimmering signal.
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For context, Apis cerana, the Asiatic honeybee, hugs intruding Asian hornets to death, like this: <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6m40W1s0Wc&t=23s>.  Because of this reason, it's in the hornet's interest to sneak up on the bees, collect intel, and call its hungry friends, and it's in the bees' interest to tell the hornet that it wasn't sneaky enough.
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After the Flint developments, all the free lead offers in my spam sound a little bit more interesting.
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+Andres Soolo Ah ja, dieser Skandal.
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Virginia, too, wants to stick its finger into the greasy #pottypolice  business.
 
Virginia house subcommittee passed an anti-trans bathroom bill yesterday. Hasn't yet come to floor vote, and no VA Senate analogue that I could find. If you're in VA, contact your critter and ask them to kill HB 781: whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov
VIRGINIA LAW PORTAL · Code of Virginia · Virginia Administrative Code · Constitution of Virginia · Charters · Authorities · Compacts · Uncodified Acts · RIS Users (account required). SEARCHABLE DATABASES. Bills & Resolutions session legislation; Bill Summaries session summaries; Reports to the ...
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Aha. So last year's bill didn't become law and has been reintroduced.
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I made this page, because I want to do something for animals (especially foxes and wolves). I'm going to post petitons and other things to help foxes on this page. I'm also going to make a similar page for wolves. I need a Phone number to make a page,  so maybe it's going to take a wile untill I have made that page. I'm just 15 now and I want to do everything for animals I can. I can't do much now, but maybe I can do more later when I'm older. Now I only want to get as much as possible followers, I want to communicate with people who do things for animals and I want to sign and share petitions now. I'm going to do more for animals when I'm older.
I would like it if you add my page to your circles (I will add you back, so than you have 1 more follower)
I've already met some people who do things for animals like: +Gray Wolf , +DM101 L , +Liu wai ling, +Adelheid Adelliam , +Wildlife Warrior +Dyanne Franks and many more.
Thank them for their work to help animals.
I want to thank them for their work.
Thank you for reading this (and adding my page to your circles).
Thank you for your help.
This is a page where you can find things that you can do to help our foxes
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Brittene igland is ehta hund mila lang ond twa hund brad ond her sind on þis iglande fif geþeode.
We are pleased to announce that four of the British Library’s Anglo-Saxon Chronicle manuscripts have been digitised in full and are now available on our Digitised Manuscripts website: Anglo-Saxon Chronicle B Anglo-Saxon Chronicle C Anglo-Saxon Chronicle D Anglo-Saxon Chronicle F 'Always after that it grew much worse': end of the...
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When your laundromat gets all dirty from laundring loads and loads of dirty money, you'll need crime laundring services.  And nobody has more experience with dirty crimes in urgent need of washing than DoJ!

A private individual, Hubert Dean Moore, recently sued in an eastern New York district court to publish the findings of the first annual audit, but both HSBC and the DOJ resisted. HSBC reportedly argued in a letter to U.S. District Judge John Gleeson that Moore “had not identified a public interest case for publishing the report that would outweigh the negative consequences.”

Further, according to the Guardian, HSBC contended that “publishing the monitor’s report would ‘undermine the very purpose of the monitoring by compromising the ability of the monitor and the government to assess HSBC’s progress in improving its anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance program.’” This argument was based on the DOJ’s own June 2015 argument against publishing the 1,000-page report. That report warned that monitors found “certain areas within HSBC Group where the understanding of money laundering and financial crime red flags continues to lag.”
 
In addition to failing to prosecute clearly criminal behavior that any average American would be imprisoned for committing, from the outset, the DOJ assisted HSBC in keeping its dealings clandestine.
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Yeah, I remember this. They pretty much received a slap on the wrist with no criminal cases brought forth on their executives.
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The diplomatese for "Chicken!".

"They claim they will send troops (to Syria), but I don't think they will dare do so," Maj. Gen. Ali Jafari told reporters in Tehran, according to Iran's semiofficial Fars news agency. "They have a classic army and history tells us such armies stand no chance in fighting irregular resistance forces."
As thousands flee fighting in Aleppo, Syria, an Iranian commander ridicules Saudi Arabia's fresh offer to send troops into the war-torn country.
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+Andres Soolo Here's my take in non-sexy New Yorkese: "Don't pick fights with the Iranians. It's a really stupid-ass idea."
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Washington State is developing a new jobs programme: requiring hiring a genital inspector to stand next to every segregated toilet.

The legislation, Washington Senate bill 6548, actually passed through the Law and Justice committee last night with Republican backing.

It would amend equality legislation to state: “Nothing in this chapter grants any right to a person to access a private facility segregated by gender, such as a bathroom, restroom, toilet, shower, locker room, or sauna, of a public or private entity if the person is preoperative, nonoperative, or otherwise has genitalia of a different gender from that for which the facility is segregated.”

It also puts the onus on businesses to do so.

Or maybe, it's just a quest by Deep Cover Activists to end toilet segregation as an unnecessary expense.
A surreal anti-trans bill has progressed in Washington state - which could enforce 'genital-checking' for public bathrooms.
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Stupidity, your name is 'murrica.
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President Obama has just signed an executive order authorizing the federal government to conduct behavioral experiments on U.S. citizens.
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I did very much like the Richard Burton version of "1984." Clearly Obama's blueprint. Thanks Obama. 
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Due to scarcity of embassies in Asia and North America, Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will now be dispatching a consular officer to Singapore and San Francisco two to four times a year so that he can hand-deliver cryptographic e-residency cards to people who might find a trip to the embassy in Beijing, New Delhi, or District of Columbia too cumbersome.
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In celebration of the successful stellarator launch, rainbow bagels.
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Rainbows & unicorns?  I could not resist posting this.  Makes me laugh every time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbYWhdLO43Q
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Google's pet name for me is 115353300954648237355. It's a real name, not imaginary — it does not have √−1 as a factor.
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If you're looking at this profile, you're most likely trying to see whether I'm interesting enough to be circled.  Take a look at my posts, they're a more accurate overview of my interests than anything I could write here.  For example, I never knew I would get interested in what's now known as #nymwars (and its probable followup, #facewars).

In addition to the kind of things that I post about on G+, I dabble in retrocomputing.  I'm particularly interested in programming techniques in low-resource environments, from designing creative bit patterns to self-modifying code.  My first experience was with Z80 (actually, U880) and CP/M.  I'm quite fond of the m68k processor family.

I have done freelance work in various computing and statistics fields, from domain-specific languages to text clustering.  I've written a few web servers, including one to service a small country worth of people and one to run well inside an iPAQ.  Now I'm a novice priest studying the ways of the deity who knows almost everything and answers most prayers in under a second.

Being an atheist of Chaotic Neutral alignment, I generally prefer deities who don't take themselves too seriously, from the Great Coyote to the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

My political views, should you care about this short of thing, fall somewhere in the European spectrum.  I subscribe to the notion that Good Governance is a worthy human right.  I support individual freedoms but I'm cautious about generalising them to organisations whose power is closer to countries than individuals.  I disagree, sometimes loudly, with anti-tax fanatics.  I like to think I understand the major political and economic theories I don't accept.

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