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Resharing for posterity and because it's actually quite interesting.
 
HOW TO READ KOREAN IN 15 MINUTES.
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Amazing.
 
When Ohio's Billy Standley died at 84 years old, he made sure that he was just as cool in death as he was in life.

He and his sons spent years preparing a clear casket that would allow him to ride his 1967 Harley Davidson right into the ground.

Before he was diagnosed with the lung cancer that would eventually take his life, Billy made sure that his funeral preparations were made. He secured three burial plots next to his wife to fit the massive Plexiglas casket. His final journey took him down the road, hauled by a pickup truck and escorted by a procession of other bikers.

Embalmers made sure that he stayed upright for the trip by securing him with a back brace and straps. Although the whole thing was a bit shocking for most of the funeral attendees, those who were close to Billy say that this is exactly how he wanted to go.
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This is beautiful. My favourite is probably lag fyrir ömmu
It makes me wish I knew more musicians, and had the time/space/ability to just come together and make wonderful music... 
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The Food Lab baked 1,536 cookies to uncover the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe

"Cookies are fickle and the advice out there is conflicting. Does more sugar make for crisper cookies? What about brown versus white? Does it matter how I incorporate the chocolate chips or whether the flour is blended in or folded? How about the butter: cold, warm, or melted?"

check out the science here:
http://sweets.seriouseats.com/2013/12/the-food-lab-the-best-chocolate-chip-cookies.html
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Impressed! This is my kind of acoustic cover - not just playing the same old barre chords on an acoustic guitar. 
This would be even cooler recorded well!
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I recorded it for my new album, sounds a lot better there :)
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+Norse Mythology: Even dinosaurs love it.
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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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I was actually really happy about this feature. There have been a lot of times that I wanted to email someone in my circles only to realize that their address wasn't listed on their profile.
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Some interesting historical musings on Japanese tea culture, as well as a few timelessly amusing mistranslations. 
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