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Giovanni Totaro (Vanni)
Attended Polytechnic University of Bari (Italy)
Lives in Modugno (Italy)
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To all my Google+ friends:
have nice holidays and an amazing new year!

Enjoy this great artwork by +Rick Lutz.

#greetings #holidays
 
May the winds of love and joy visit your homes this Christmas and live with you and your family for today and forever. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

with gratitude from Chris, Nils, Leonidas and Rick
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Happy Holidays, +Giovanni Totaro :)
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Old Book Illustrations

This is an amazing curated collection:
http://www.oldbookillustrations.com/

Image source:
“Out of the fire” (1913)
by Warwick Goble (UK, 1862-1943)
http://www.oldbookillustrations.com/illustrations/beautiful-bird/

#art #drawing #book
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Hy bro
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What's Your Personality Type? #interesting
Find out your 4-letter indicator!

Mine is ENTP, and yours? :) #tellme & #reshare

«The Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment is a psychometric questionnaire designed to measure psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions

«The MBTI is used by 89 of the Fortune 100 companies.»

Myers–Briggs Type Indicator on Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myers%E2%80%93Briggs_Type_Indicator

Alternative description of each personality type:
http://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/mbti-basics/the-16-mbti-types.htm

Image source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MyersBriggsTypes.png

#psychology #science #test
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INTP
I recommend to do the test various times, as you could get it wrong. And you'll need a relative who knows you to help you answer the questions. 
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Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

Interesting article by +NPR [2013]:
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2013/10/18/236211811/brains-sweep-themselves-clean-of-toxins-during-sleep

«While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.»

«During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a study of mice found.»

Image credit
Katherine Streeter for NPR
(from linked article)

#science #medicine #neuroscience #brain #sleep
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Gracias por la Informacion!
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Suggestive photo taken in Madrid (Spain)
by my friend +Chris Macidis

This shot seems to me high quality computer graphics... but it's real!

Wikipedia about St. Jerome Royal Church:
https://goo.gl/j13Ex6

Another fascinating shot by Chris:
https://goo.gl/e9s6ex

#photo #spain
 
Looking at San Jerónimo el Real de Madrid
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Beautiful 
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USB plug: right way on first try...
Extremely rare experience! :D

Does anyone know which movie is this gif from?
EDIT (Thanks, Google Images: https://goo.gl/PeM2SN)
The gif depicts Aaron Ruell (https://goo.gl/FXRwQx) as Kip Dynamite in Napoleon Dynamite (https://goo.gl/QRqPnj).

#gif #funny
 
When the USB goes in the right way on the first try

#comedy   #lol   #tech   #nerd   #usb     #satechi  
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Seriously.... This is THE gif I've always been looking for... until now! 
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❤ Your Family – Find the Time to Take Care of your Dear Ones
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6-0kYhqoRo
(enable subtitles)

“Hello Daddy, it's me ... I just wanted to let you know that we can't make for Christmas this year.”

#love #touching
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It made me cry, Vanni :(
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Walt Disney's & Salvador Dalí: Destino (2003)

«Destino is an animated short film released in 2003 by The Walt Disney Company. (...) its production originally began in 1945 (...) The project was originally a collaboration between Walt Disney and Spanish Surrealist painter Salvador Dalí

«The six-minute short follows the love story of Chronos and the ill-fated love he has for a mortal woman named Dahlia

HD 1080p video on YouTube:
https://goo.gl/0tKPOI

Learn more:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Destino

#short #film #movie #art
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That is truly atonishing and beautiful Giovanni 😍. Thankyou for showing it. 👏
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Cartoon-like sculpture in New Zealand #awesome

Horizons, 1994, by Neil Dawson (http://www.neildawson.co.nz)
Welded and painted steel, 15 x 10 x 36 m

«Alan Gibbs is one of New Zealand's leading art collectors, and since 1991 has been establishing a sprawling 4 km² sculpture park at Gibbs Farm, which is located on Kaipara Harbour on New Zealand's North Island.»

«Among the art works installed on The Farm are monumental pieces by contemporary artists including Daniel Buren, Neil Dawson, Andy Goldsworthy, Anish Kapoor, George Rickey, Richard Serra and Bernar Venet. Some of the art works are large enough to be seen from satellite images at high magnification.»

«Dawson’s Horizons is one of the earliest sculptures to be commissioned for the Gibbs Farm. Sitting as it does on one of the highest points in the property it is also one of the few works that can be seen from the road.»

Learn more:
http://www.gibbsfarm.org.nz/dawson.php
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Gibbs#Art_and_sculpture_collection_at_Gibbs_Farm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Dawson

More shots:  ( ★ = best ones )
http://www.neildawson.co.nz/index.php?mact=Album,cntnt01,default,0&cntnt01albumid=67
http://www.gibbsfarm.org.nz/images/dawson/dawson_01.jpg
http://www.gibbsfarm.org.nz/images/dawson/dawson_02.jpg
http://www.gibbsfarm.org.nz/images/dawson/dawson_03.jpg
http://www.gibbsfarm.org.nz/images/dawson/dawson_04.jpg
http://www.gibbsfarm.org.nz/images/dawson/dawson_05.jpg
http://www.gibbsfarm.org.nz/images/dawson/dawson_06.jpg
http://www.gibbsfarm.org.nz/images/dawson/dawson_07.jpg
http://www.gibbsfarm.org.nz/images/dawson/dawson_08.jpg
http://www.gibbsfarm.org.nz/images/dawson/dawson_09.jpg
http://www.gibbsfarm.org.nz/images/dawson/dawson_10.jpg
http://www.gibbsfarm.org.nz/images/dawson/dawson_11.jpg
http://www.gibbsfarm.org.nz/images/dawson/dawson_12.jpg
http://www.gibbsfarm.org.nz/images/dawson/dawson_13.jpg
http://www.gibbsfarm.org.nz/images/dawson/dawson_14.jpg
http://www.gibbsfarm.org.nz/images/dawson/dawson_15.jpg
http://www.gibbsfarm.org.nz/images/dawson/dawson_16.jpg
http://www.gibbsfarm.org.nz/images/dawson/dawson_17.jpg

Photo source:
http://imgur.com/TbjKj

#photo #art #sculpture
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"Horizons"... 👏👏👏 Mr.Neil Dawson !
Just amazing !!!
Et magnifique Nouvelle -Zélande 🌟
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Make Your Side Projects Wildly Successful: Treat Them Like Experiments by +Paul Jarvis

Article:
http://99u.com/articles/17297/make-your-side-projects-wildly-succesful-treat-them-as-experiments

Tips from the article:
♞ Focus on the task at hand, not the end result.
♞ Don’t create your experiment and judge it at the same time.
♞ Break the experiment down into the smallest tasks possible.
♞ Remember: these are experiments. Not full-time business ideas.
♞ Don’t repeat yourself.

#sideprojects
Set your fear of failure aside and get that nagging idea out of your head, once and for all. The benefits can help take your creative career to new heights.
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"Appennine Colossus" (1580) by Giambologna
11 meter tall masterpiece near Florence (Italy)

Read more:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_di_Pratolino
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giambologna

On Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/346z3

Photo credit
Antonio Scaramuzzino (2006)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/scaramuzzino/1454951040

#photo #art #italy
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Superbe...🌟
Gracie Giovanni...
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Good evening, my Google+ friends!
How are you?

This photo is a fascinating shot by my friend +Chris Macidis on holiday. Chris collected the shells, his wife arranged them.

It's beautiful, isn't it?

I'd like to see that shells too, instead of the computer ones... you know, the "bash" kind... :P

Power of the holiday, come to me! :)

I'm from Southern Italy and shells like those are "behind the corner", but this year I've not seen them yet because work work work...

Have a great weekend, you all! ;)

#photo #sand #shell
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nice
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    IT Engineering, 1999 - 2004
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IT Engineer, Italian. #programming #linux #tech #science #photo #culture
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Started coding at 5 on a VIC 20 :)

Founder and CEO of asaclock™, an elite anti-procrastination community for startup single founders and people working on side projects.

Owner of Internet Startups Google+ Community.

Author of the Firefox add-on Google Plus Follower Stats.

Industrial Researcher for the Italian National Research Council.

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