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Around a black hole 12 billion light years away, there's an almost unimaginable vapor cloud of waterenough to supply an entire planet's worth of water...
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The article is excellent throughout, but I'm sharing it as much for the headline as for the content. It'll make a great mantra in vaccination arguments.

Via +Greg Linden​.
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Whimsical holiday classic, or chilling prequel?
Throughout ‘Home Alone,’ Kevin McCallister displays anger-control issues, a proclivity for violent fantasies, and voyeuristic tendencies, combined with a fetish for recorded video.
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Super neat (interactive!) illustration of social dynamics.
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An interesting insight into the way cognitive differences can make the Turing Test a lot fuzzier (or less relevant) than we often give it credit for.
How one 13-year-old boy with autism became BFF’s with Apple’s Siri
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I can't believe +Christina Greer refused to get one of these shirts as a souvenir from Sweden.
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Interesting throughout, particularly the bit about an off-shoot of the Tea Party strictly dedicated to opposing sustainable growth practices as unAmerican. smh. 
Boomers and Millennials say they want to live in compact, walkable developments, but builders are putting their money into suburban McMansions.
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This timeline, found in an anniversary celebration booklet, kind of bums me out. I don't want to overgeneralize, but timelines usually signify perceived progress, and this tells me someone decided after 2010 that "No, we had the right idea in 1998. Astronauts aren't scientists; he needs to be a dude with body armor and a handgun." #LEGO  
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The decline in sales from 1992-2004 was due in part to lack of interest in the more generic sets Lego was producing. "Story" sells these days and creating multi product tie ins have created products that kids want again. They produce sets, videos, books, video games, etc. that all link characters and plot together.

At least at our house, we still get a good dose of kids creating their own things, even if it sometimes includes Indiana Jones riding a spaceship to fight evil ninjas.
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I can't top the snark in this writeup, so I won't try.

"Anyway, this lasted maybe five days before officials said it would be canceled. The city manager said the plan wasn't vetted through the city's legal department, making it sound sort of like the plan's fault. But he also semi-defended it. 'There was a general perception among many in the public that the police department was going to use this program to perform some kind of general sweeps or unauthorized searches of people's [homes] to confiscate their firearms,' he said. 'That's not what was intended.' No, they were going to ask first. We get that."
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"But when you see a couple of dozen cops arrive, armed, to deal with an obviously peaceful protest, well we as a country have obviously lost the plot. When we start arming ourselves against our own citizens as a routine matter, things are pretty goddamned broken."

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Tonight on the way home from an event in San Francisco, 101 slowed down to a stop right around University Avenue (named …
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Here's my depressing read for the day. Can't believe that the undue burden standard is a real thing, it's so obviously discriminatory against the women who need abortions most, it's unconscionable.
Under the standard set by Roe v. Wade, there would be no question that a controversial Texas abortion law was invalid. What happened?
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Raw numbers are the best numbers.
 
The California Department of Public Health publishes immunization statistics by school. See http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/immunize/pages/immunizationlevels.aspx for the full list of documents and reports.

I tried to load the XLS files in Numbers, and it was super slow to the point where searching the sheet froze the application, so I uploaded them to Google Sheets (after installing https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/office-editing-for-docs-s/gbkeegbaiigmenfmjfclcdgdpimamgkj), and now it's snappy. I also added filters on the city and school name columns. In the menu bar, choose Data -> Filter Views -> City and School.

Preschool / Day Care: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1i1CDKELIwkPfSCIz4UESD72d1ynLL6iEaXRzV9hZ2c0/edit?usp=sharing

Kindergarten: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DkigThNfFavXHRm7wK0pKeNg3hEy_R7xVzyG8f-WMYw/edit?usp=sharing

7th Grade: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fS1x0mihSZHArh6cmQJWjvuMP_HZi4yVODv2EivmhoA/edit?usp=sharing

Some observations:
The Mountain View public schools' immunization levels are high enough for herd immunity. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herd_immunity has a chart of herd immunity thresholds by disease).
The private schools are hit or miss. At Yew Chung International School Silicon Valley day care, 70 out of 86 enrollees are not up-to-date on immunizations due to personal belief exemptions.

[This is just a repost of my previous post, which was harder to share.]
Immunization coverage rates in California schools.
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+Susan Shepard Devesh's original post was actually appended to a share of a blog that pointed that out, as well (http://piaw.blogspot.com/2014/09/school-vaccination-rates.html). Yeesh. Scary stuff.
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