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Moist pants.
 
Thanks to +Erica Joy reminding me, I am now the proud owner of moistpants.com.

#dubioushonors  
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Then use your common sense, and change them before you get chaffed! 
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Hi to the three of you that are still around. :) I was about to share this on Facebook but figured here was probably a better place for it. So!

Last night I sat in a sold out Orpheum Theater to watch Neil deGrasse Tyson live. It was amazing. He was amazing. I have never seen a more passionate and engaging presentation of science, history, and lulz (MURRICA was copiously littered throughout the presentation, which just really did it for me).

I want more knowledge shoved into my head in that way. I want to watch/listen to/read more lengthy and humorous expositions from people on whatever subject they're TRULY passionate about. IME, usually when people get going about their passions, they become so excited and animated that it's hard not to become engrossed. (I like to think I get this way when talking about genealogy and preserving/digitizing/opening public records.)

Do you know of any videos/lectures/books on any subject where the speaker/author is funny and so passionate about her subject that you can't help but lean forward and take it in with a big smile? If yes, I'd appreciate if you would share them with me. Thanks!

P.S. No need to share the link to the TED Talks site, unless there is a specific, can't miss talk I should watch there (like Brené Brown​'s vulnerability talk, https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability, which I suggest everyone watch 5 times).

P.P.S. Perhaps not so much the dogmatic talks about religious beliefs? I know where to find those. :)
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How is it that no one has mentioned mentioned Lawrence Krauss or Dawkins? Eg http://youtu.be/7ImvlS8PLIo
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Hi.

If we chat on gchat/Hangouts/Google Talk (using my @ericabaker.com account), messages sent while I'm offline will NOT be seen later, as I've not upgraded that account to  use Hangouts.

Sooo, if you thought you were messaging me and I was ignoring you, probably not. Those messages have fallen into the deepest, blackest abyss, never to be gazed upon again by the eyes of man or beast.*

*I have no idea where those messages really went, but I like to think there is a vast word soup in a pitch black ocean of nothing somewhere.

(No I am not back using G+, I just wanted to get this message out to everyone, so I'm posting it on All Of The Networks.)

Bye.
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You probably won't see this comment since you're not actually here, but you might like Jasper Fforde's book series Thursday Next. The text sea is pretty close to what you're describing. 
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This is inane, time wasting, bullshit. Stop. Find something meaningful to do. Hug someone. Help someone. Stop trying to tear people down.

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I fill very nice to hear from you
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"Being mindful of the responses I received and my limited knowledge on the topic, I humbly offer the following ideas for ways to improve the experiences of minorities in tech, colored by my own understanding and experiences.

[...]Speak openly and honestly, listen without defense or judgement, be empathetic, be understanding, be willing to get uncomfortable, find common ground, avoid belittling your coworkers, ask instead of assuming, embrace differences, and avoid incredulity. In summary, just be good people to one another."
There isn’t an easy way to solve the issues facing minorities in tech, but there are ways to make things better.
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also, high-five for dark chocolate & sea salt caramel
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Madness.
 
Do NOT buy a +Nest smoke alarm. They false alarm and are unhushable pieces of crap. Please spread the word.

Watch this horror video of me trying to quiet mine.

You can stop or mute this video if it's annoying, but you cannot stop an actual Nest protect.

This went off in my house all day, annoying my neighbors.

When I got the Android notification that my house was burning down I immediately assumed it was false, since my Nests had already cried wolf before.  I also checked video cameras and saw my house wasn't actually burning down, so I stayed at work. My poor neighbors, though.

Disclaimer: I am a Google employee. I paid for these myself. So I speak as myself.
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+Aaron Kasten I could say that, but I expect it MORE out of Google than anyone else. Google is known for their Always Beta products. It's a running joke in any industry they are in.
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I was making a thing today and I named the model for said thing "BaseModel", which made me think of +Chris Sewell.

I felt like that was something important to share here.
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Every human being with right sense of belonging has Basemodel as this determaines live challenges.
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If you're shopping on Amazon, consider using http://smile.amazon.com/ch/68-0632366, which will send 0.5% of the price of your purchases to +Hack the Hood. 
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Center For Media Change Inc whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. You can select a different charitable organization after signing in. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
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it is interesting to read from you   after a long period of time however I do not shop on Amazon. Compliment of the season from Italy.I wish you a glorious new year. All love from austin.
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three-fifths would actually be a pretty good valuation right about now. #BlackLivesMatter  
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Meanwhile in Memphis ,,, the demographics of our police force matches up pretty well with the demographics of our city. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIZ0kO2qpYQ  Please read the comments while listening.
#votingyieldsdividends 
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#Every28Hours  a black person is killed by a police/security officer.
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