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Two bugs with sharing:

1. When I click on share, I see the expected share picker but it also prompts to share "just once" or "always." This isn't too bad of an issue except once I accidentally hit always and had to go clear defaults to use a different app. Most share buttons do not allow you to choose a default, so it's kind of strange.

2. When sharing to hangouts, Talon leaves two spaces between the tweet and the image link. This causes Hangouts to include the second space as part of the link URL (which is a stupid bug, but I figure the chances of you fixing the extra space are much greater than getting Hangouts to fix their stupid bug).

Lastly: it would be cool if it could send the image along with the tweet text to hangouts instead of linking to the image, but I suspect that's a limitation of the sharing functionality.
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Interesting, never noticed the space, thanks for pointing that out.
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In January I wrote a post about happiness. I had made a list of all of the wonderful and spectacular things that had made me happy over the past 2 years. And then of course, me being me, I lost the list before I wrote the pos...
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If you use the Windows Store, you probably shouldn't.
Microsoft’s Windows Store is a mess. It’s full of apps that exist only to scam people and take their money. Why doesn’t Microsoft care that their flagship app store is such a cesspool?
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If you run your own Apache server, it's time to upgrade.
Monday afternoon, the IT world got a very nasty wakeup call, an emergency security advisory from the OpenSSL project warning about an open bug called "Heartbleed." The bug could be used to pull a...
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Don't fall for scams like this.
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New blog post by +Ginger Heuer 
Last time I wrote about fear but this time I going to write about happiness. Happiness that we were able to have because of ABA. How that happiness has affected all those around our little family. I plan to throw some things ...
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Seen a few articles about this already, but none of them really illustrate why it's a BAD idea like this one.
AT&T today announced a new "Sponsored Data" program that lets developers and brands pay to deliver content to your mobile device outside of your data caps. It sounds great for consumers on its...
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I know which one I'd rather have.
 
By the time the Apple Watch is out Moto 360 will surely be 2nd gen... and to be honest, look at them. 
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The Apple marketing materials are pretty awesome, though. I'm more interested in what they actually do. So far it feels like wear is just a mix of Google Now and your notification bar. If Apple has more useful apps (no idea), then I'd declare it a better smartwatch (although I'm not switching ecosystems for a watch, no matter how good).
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+Chris Lacy I don't think any of these are like link bubble, except for having the words link and/or bubble in the description. :)
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Haha indeed.
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Everybody panic!
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How I learned to stop worrying and love the GMail.
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I've seen a lot of interesting speculation today, and it's always interesting to me to see what people's reactions are. What I've learned is that nearly everyone jumps to worst case scenario. How will this new thing affect me?!?

So here's the thing. It's not that bad. Really. It's a new feature. Life will go on. In fact, it may even be better than before! But probably, your GMail just got a new feature. It's not going to change your life, nor will it end it.

My job is too look at things from a Privacy perspective, and let's face it, people don't ask me when they prepare press releases. In fact, my favorite posts are the ones where the PR people yell at me and say "Hey! You're not a spokesman! People shouldn't listen to you that much!" So let's make that happen, ok?

Let's get to this:

1. "OMG! I'm going to get hammered by a barrage of email from strangers!" What will actually happen: Potentially creepy people can send you ONE email from this. ONE. No repeat performance. And not only will they not see your email address, you can report it as spam right from that incoming message. Or you can delete the message, and that person can never use that channel to contact you again.

2. "When I first set up my profile, there was a checkbox to allow people to email me from my profile page! I said no!" Yup. You said no. That stands. Nothing to worry about here. You've turned this feature off before it ever turned on.

3. "I'm a public figure! I don't want everyone to be able to email me!" My favorite is this one: http://goo.gl/UFtys I especially love that the left hand side contains links to his Facebook page, Twitter page, personal domain, Forbes page and so on. There's a big FOLLOW button right under the man's face. You know what this is? One more way to be contacted, and you can turn it off. And for the journalists who still think G+ is a ghost town, what are you worried about? We're not here. No one's gonna bug you. 

4. "I don't need all these people filling up my address book when I'm emailing people!" They won't. If you start an email to, let's say "Dan", the first Dan in your autocomplete will be the one in your address book. Or the seven Dans in your address book. Then you'll see G+ Contacts below a separator. And those will only be the Dans in your circles.

Really, from the privacy point of view, this is well implemented. No person is revealed to another without their knowledge. There's lots of consent, and a clear way to turn it off.

If people start to spam you, please Report and Block. Turn it off completely if you're concerned. I plan to give it a shot before judging. Please, feel free to flood my GMail Social Inbox with your strong opinions. Really, I do want to hear them.

Extra, non-profile disclaimer on this one: I don't speak for my employer, nor do I work on GMail. My opinions are my own, and sometimes make even my own peers angry. But we welcome dissent along with open and frank discussions. So I'm speaking my own mind, and my opinions don't necessarily go along with those of my employer.
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Magic Sand or Hydrophobic Sand

Magic sand, Moon Sand, Mars Sand, Space Sand, Sqand or Aqua Sand is a toy made from sand coated with a hydrophobic compound. The presence of this hydrophobic compound causes the grains of sand to adhere to one another and form cylinders (to minimize surface area) when exposed to water. As soon as the sand is taken out of water, it is completely dry and flows freely.

These properties are achieved by covering ordinary beach sand, which contains tiny particles of pure silica, and exposing them to vapors of trimethylsilanol (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trimethylsilanol), an organosilicon compound. Upon exposure, the trimethylsilane compound bonds to the silica particles while forming water. The exteriors of the sand grains are thus coated with hydrophobic groups.

Magic sand was originally developed to trap ocean oil spills near the shore. This would be done by sprinkling Magic sand on floating petroleum, which would then mix with the oil and make it heavy enough to sink. However, due to the expense of production, it is not being used for this purpose. It has also been tested by utility companies in the Arctic areas as a foundation for junction boxes, as it never freezes. It can be also used as an aerating medium for potted plants.

Magic sand is made in blue, green, or red in colors but appears silvery in water because of a layer of air that forms around the sand, making it unable to get wet.

Earliest reference to waterproof sand can be found in a 1915 book called The Boy Mechanic Book 2 put out by Popular Mechanics. The Boy Mechanic states waterproof sand was invented by East Indian magicians. The sand was made by mixing heated sand with melted wax. The wax would repel the water when the sand was exposed to water.

Text source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_sand

The animated gif has been obtained from this video, entitled Hydrophobic Sand - QI - Series 10 Episode 10 - BBC Two:
Hydrophobic Sand - QI - Series 10 Episode 10 - BBC Two

Watch the video of how to make Magic Sand: How to make Magic Water-Proof Sand (Magic Sand)

Further reading: Magic Sand Experiment from the American Chemical Society
http://www.acs.org/content/dam/acsorg/education/whatischemistry/scienceforkids/characteristicsofmaterials/polymers/magic-sand-science-for-kids.pdf 

Further video: 'Magic Sand'

#chemistry #hydrophobic_sand #science #sciencesunday
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