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Lame. But this is just the US-side of the committee though. And I can already imagine people talking more about the evils of the Olympics on the social medias after this statement...
 
The US Olympics Committee has gone off the deep end, when it comes to intellectual property. It’s willing to sue anyone to protect their trademarks, even when the use is no real threat. But the committee’s latest claim is an entirely new level of absurdity.
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they simply don't understand the internet. But then, I would say forget watching it (I will)
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Salah satu anggota senior Group IWTC kita ini, terkena musibah :"(

Semoga Oom Pandu dilancarkan segala usaha pemulihannya, dan boleh kabarnya Oom kalau ada yang bisa dibantu...
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My house got flooded yesterday at dusk.
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waduh om pepo,baru tau saya. +Pandu Poluan​ gimana sekarang kondisinya? 
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A good review of the "Amazon Prime exclusive", I say.
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Omg lol! I can't even make up a decent pun to keep up with this thread; am not a happy camper. #eh x"))

And yes! Check out the comments at the original post for more groans! x"))
 
Doctor told me to relax, that camping would be great for me. I don't know how I'm supposed to relax, camping is so in tents
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This "Superbook concept" seems like an interesting concept...

...though yes this makes me recall BlackBerry's "Playbook" experiment... And BB's was way before Windows Phone's "Continuum" concept, although Continuum does pair the Windows phone with a desktop LCD-screen and a full-size desktop keyboard... And I think Samsung developed something like this concept exclusively for their Samsung Note series back in the day...

...Oh! And just to note, the Superbook is not "just a concept"; it is a live, in-production Kickstarter project and it has surpassed its US$50,000 funding goal, with a projected delivery date of February 2017.
 
Superbook gives Android smartphones a laptop form factor
Today's smartphones are incredibly powerful, with the ability to run productivity apps and games that would have been impossible even on full-blown desktop computers not so long ago. The problem is, the size and touch input of their displays isn't always the best way to take advantage of all that power under the hood. Andromium's new Superbook is designed to change that, giving an Android smartphone an 11.6-inch screen, full-size keyboard and trackpad.

Read more: http://www.gizmag.com/andromium-superbook-android-laptop/44511/
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+Edward Morbius Hmm, the OQO... I remember that name, and also the (arguably similar) Microsoft UMPC platform...

...Although I would argue that OQO/UMPC is different from this SuperBook concept. Where an OQO/UMPC was (more or less) a Tablet PC/full-function laptop shrunk to the size of a (Phablet-sized) smartphone, this SmartPhone Concept (and also BlackBerry's Playbook and MS's Continuum) seeks to give a (somewhat "powerful enough") smartphone a "laptop-size" keyboard and screen... (via a USB-OTG cable connection, at that...)

...But hey! Nice share, Dr. Ed; it is relevant to the discussion at hand. :)

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...Speaking of which, I probably should attempt to mirror this discussion to Ello... but maybe later after I upload this one article to that I still owe my boss ehehe ^^"

//Update: Mirrored: https://ello.co/ferdiz/post/rkoiyen6tb0fgxeehl45xa // tag +Ello
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Just so that I won't someday in the far future forget that once upon a time this happened...
 
Multiple Dead in Munich Shootings http://thebea.st/29SHeVl
Several people are dead and many more injured after a mass shooting at a Germany shopping mall. Police are still hunting for three suspected shooters.
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Wow!! :-O
 
it's official!

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/verizon-buys-yahoo-5-billion-000000239.html
Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.8 billion after long sale process
Verizon announced on Monday morning it will buy Yahoo for $4.83 billion in cash. Yahoo first put itself up for sale in February and it fielded multiple bids from many different types of buyers — supposedly as many as 40 at one point. According to Re/code, Yahoo informed the other bidders on Saturday
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Tetiba iseng jalan-jalan ke IWTC, hehe :-P </ping>
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pa kabarnya nih om? 😊
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/bookmarking for later watching
 
The film reunites director Danny Boyle with screenwriter John Hodge and all of the principal cast of the 1996 film –Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner and Robert Carlyle will reprise the iconic roles of Renton, Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie. The plan is for the film to be released in 2017 ...
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Pameran foto Bung Iman Fattah; Kamis ini di Kemang, Jakarta. Best of luck; Sukses!
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Bookmarking...

(...hopefully for later, more thorough reading...)
 
Social Defense Theory

I just discovered this, and along with Moral Foundations Theory and Kahneman's Thinking Fast and Slow I think this joins my top favorite memetics of the past year-ish that I've run into personally, hands down.

Pure genius.

I am a sentinel.

http://portal.idc.ac.il/en/symposium/hspsp/2012/documents/ein-dor12.pdf
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The author has a whole oevre of fascinating stuff in the area, I'm planning to geek through. 
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Not the most fun news to end the week.
What happens to an Android OS company when it stops developing an Android OS?
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Internet adventurer extraordinaire! :P Kadang dalam Bahasa Indonesia…
Introduction
(I seriously need to trim this intro. :PP Anyways...)

I'm just this guy living in Jakarta, Indonesia. I've been on the Internet from 1996, longer than some Digital Natives have been alive, but I'd be hard-pressed to call myself a Digital Native. I sometimes post in Indonesian. 

I believe the Internet, like many man-made technologies before it, opens up lots of opportunities for the growth of Human Potential, as well as dangers; we should be aware of its possibilities but on the other hand we shouldn't totally fear or shun it. And the genie is out of the bottle so to speak, now what do we, Humankind, ask of it?

• What I do for a living
For income purposes I am currently a freelance writer, with a focus on commercial and social media content writing and social media presence management.

And even more recently I've found myself learning to draw again and doing a tiny little bit of digital illustration (and I'd love to do more, I'm sure...)

I sometimes do some freelance translating, to and from Indonesian.  I also used to be a graphic designer / art director / copywriter / whatever for various local advertising agencies in Jakarta. Nothing famous or significant, I can assure you.

Up to the end of August 2013, I had worked for a tech company based in Jakarta, Indonesia named m-STARS, PT. Antar Mitra Prakarsa. Our website is at www.m-stars.net and we also have a semi-official m-STARS G+ page here (which I had also administered). My last working position was as a Product Development Officer, where previously I was a Digital Marketing Communications Officer, and before that a Social Media Specialist. And no I don't code or write programs. Not yet anyways. Hehe :PP

Around 2011 to 2012 I volunteered for a couple of local film festivals & other film-related things. I pretty much hardly know anything about film though, or music for that matter. I learned to play classical guitar while in junior high, continued lessons till the end of high school, and I went to college majoring in Communications, minoring in Advertising while learning the flute as an extra-curricular with the campus orchestra (Mahawaditra). I don't play professionally.

• Where I stand, what I post
Obviously my statements published on this profile are my own and do not represent the opinions of my employers and/or associates either past, present, or future. I am more than just my employment. Or so I keep telling myself....

• Some of my interests:
Indonesia, Open Internet, Early-Adopter PC/Mobile tech, Google+ Hardcore, Phandroid, Open Source/Hacker, Lulz/Digital Culture/SubCulture, Int'l Politics, Indonesia, Twitter, Webcomics, Music, Film, Art.

• My Religious/Spiritual Beliefs
I am a theist. I feel I need to state this because it seems that some have mistaken me for a secular agnostic or an atheist based on my posts. If you feel you have been fooled I do sincerely apologize. I think I've been mistaken for a Muslim, too; so I think I should confirm I'm not a Muslim either ^^"

I'd been taught by my Dad (who died more than a decade ago in the mid-'90s) that if I'm not comfortable enough with my religion to admit it in public, I might as well not have it.

I'm a non-specific almost 'plain-vanilla' Protestant Christian (definitely not hardline-militant, fundamentalistic Evangelical, Pentecostal, or Methodist, but it'd be hard to peg my current belief set as specifically Calvinist or Lutheran or even Liberal Protestant), but I don't like pushing my religion down your throat. I would kindly ask you also not to shove your militant antitheism down mine either, thank you.

It's not that I hate militant antitheist for not believing in God, it's that I have had militant antitheism shoved down my own throat so much to the point it has become at least slightly annoying. At the very least I have Ignored people, or placed people in a muted Circle. Mostly I just Mute Posts. In some cases I have un-Circled. And as a last resort I have Blocked. 

I am a big believer in freedom of religion, and this includes freedom to not adhere to any religion, if you should choose to. You could say that this has somewhat been influenced by my life-long experience of living as a minority Christian in a Muslim-majority nation--though I must also say that Protestant and Catholic Christians have it good in Indonesia compared to communities adhering to other faiths and/or belief systems. Google the terms 'Ahmadiyah' and 'Sampang', for example. I am somewhat saddened by the interfaith situation in Indonesia lately, when I recall my childhood days when Indonesia had on occasions been highlighted by the International community as a benchmark for interreligious tolerance, somewhat... (And don't get me started on how even that past may possibly be nothing more than a myth...)

I have been teased about being a Christian Humanist, that it is a philosophically sloppy ideological/ethical position, but nonetheless it is mine. I kindly request that you let me explore my own spiritual-rational path at my own pace; not everyone is as 'spiritually/rationally enlightened' as you at this moment ;)

And really, haven't we got other much more important and/or constructive things to debate about, other than personal beliefs?

• I Circle Back! But:
will circle you back if you communicate with me. +1 a post, comment on them, or re-Share them. I prefer to place new Circled's in a topic circle so I know what topics you are interested in. In the past most of my shares were posted to limited Circles, but lately I've been experimenting with posting mostly to public. I have eclectic interests and am interested in learning new stuffs; especially new stuffs that interest me.

• That's it!
Nice to meet you, and thanks for reading all the way! ^_^Y
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Jakarta, Indonesia (born & raised)
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Manila, Phillipines (three years) - New Haven, Connecticut (for about 15 months)
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commercial writer and digital visualizer (2d static)
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Copy-editing, copywriting, amateur-level 2D static computer graphics, amateur classical guitar, amateur western-tradition classical flute, online marketing (still learning on this last one)
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