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

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+Erica Joy That happened to me yesterday......sucks.  XD
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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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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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Is empathy one of your personal core values?
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We live in a world where it is considered courageous and brave to be open, honest, and vulnerable. 
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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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#Every28Hours  a black person is killed by a police/security officer.
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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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Help #FightEbola. For every $1 you donate, Google will donate $2 to four nonprofits doing critical humanitarian work in West Africa. Together we can do more. Donate now.
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