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Giovanni Totaro (Vanni)
Attended Polytechnic University of Bari (Italy)
Lives in Modugno (Italy)
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MorpHex MKII Robot ‒ Outdoor Footage ‒( #cool )‒

This is the new version of a great morphing hexapod robot by +Kåre Halvorsen (aka Zenta).

I posted about the previous version in October 2012:
https://plus.google.com/+GiovanniTotaro/posts/71Yyq7piGga

All blog posts about MorpHex here:
http://zentasrobots.com/category/a-morphing-hexapod/

#robot   #hexapod
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That was amazing!
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Graphene: State of the Art, and What's Next #mustread
Great Overview from +The New York Times

Article link:
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/13/bend-it-charge-it-dunk-it-graphene-the-material-of-tomorrow/

Learn more about graphene here:
Introducing Graphene [VIDEO]
https://plus.google.com/+GiovanniTotaro/posts/dJy1nNLVpLx

#tech   #science   #graphene   #nanomaterials
The material has the potential to change the electronics industry, and recently researchers have focused on how to produce it commercially.
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The Egg ‒ A Great Short Story By Andy Weir #mustread

Read it here: http://www.galactanet.com/oneoff/theegg_mod.html
The Egg is also available in 31 other languages.

I liked so much reading this story! Five minutes very well spent.
Do you like it?

Image source:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nebarnix/308416851/sizes/o/

#story  
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+Rachel Mahrt you can already find the picture source near the post end: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nebarnix/308416851/sizes/o/
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Who Are Your Most Influential (Followed) Google+ Followers?
Dear G+ friends, please enjoy this new release! :)
 
Who Are Your Most Influential (Followed) Google+ Followers?
Major update of +Giovanni Totaro's Firefox add-on just released!

Installation link:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/google-plus-follower-stats/
If you already installed it ‒ thanks! ‒ it should be updated automatically.

What's new? (v2014.01.12.1)
» Multiple Google+ identities
» Multiple data sources for follower list
» +CircleCount follower history charts
» ... and many other improvements!

To launch the add-on after the installation, log in to Google+ and then click on the little green-and-blue icon on the right side of the bottom bar, as you can see here: https://plus.google.com/108482122724716372904/posts/NqnPHjp48xV

If you like it, PLEASE rate/review it! :)
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/google-plus-follower-stats/reviews/add
Note: free registration needed.

And share, share, share!

Project homepage: http://www.ingtotaro.it/projects/gpfs-firefox/
Source code: https://github.com/vannitotaro/gpfs-firefox

#gpfs   #firefox   #addon   #googlepus   #influential   #followers   #stats   #circlecount   #opensource   #tools
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+Toby Zidle we are comparing the number of followers from day to day. When you go with the mouse over the chart, you can see the difference from one day to the previous one.

The vertical lines are in this case connection between for a example a +2 and a +1 for two days.

To understand that easier you can zoom in to see less days.

Unfortunately we have a lot of gaps in your case. You can login on circlecount or add your profile id on the startpage so that your numbers are checked in the future daily.
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Hello nice people out there! :) Are you interested to know how my Firefox add-on +Google Plus Follower Stats is doing? Some stats for you then! ;)

Installation link (it's free and open source):
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/google-plus-follower-stats
 
Google Plus Follower Stats for Firefox - Things are going well here! ;)
Who Are Your Most Influential Google+ Followers?

What is this?
+Google Plus Follower Stats is a Firefox add-on by +Giovanni Totaro to sort your followers from the most followed one to the least followed one.

How is it going since launch? (Oct 16, 2013)
Well!
» 307 Downloads
» 57 Average Daily Users
» 3 User Reviews
» 5-Star Rating
» 40 Page Followers
» 55 Page Pluses

What's next?
Follow +Google Plus Follower Stats for news about the add-on!

Thank you!
And please share, share, share! ;)

#googleplus   #followers   #stats
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Index-Finger-Portraits by Italian artist self-nicknamed Dito Von Tease

See more great portraits on his official websites:
http://ditology.blogspot.com
http://ditalians.blogspot.com

#art   #funny   #portraits   #celebrities

Image credits: © Dito Von Tease.
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Imaginative! 
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( #funny ) The Expert ‒ Feel the Pain of the Only Engineer in a Business Meeting ‒ [duration: 7m34s]
Been there, done that!   #bitterhumor  :):

«Anderson here is our expert in all matters related to drawing red lines.»
...
«We need you to draw seven red lines. All of them strictly perpendicular; some with green ink and some with transparent. Can you do that?»
«No. I'm afraid we --»
«Let's not rush into any hasty answers, Anderson! The task has been set and needs to be carried out. At the end of the day, you are an expert.»

Video Link: http://youtu.be/BKorP55Aqvg

Subtitles available in 29 languages:
- DESKTOP: press the "Captions" icon on the bottom of the video player;
- ANDROID:  tap on the video in the YouTube application, tap on the three-dot icon, tap on "CC".

Based on the Russian short story "The Meeting":
http://alex-aka-jj.livejournal.com/66984.html

#video   #engineers   #business   #meetings
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+Aaron Blakeley yes, maybe too sensitive.

I'll cite here some great words by +Andy Bakun on the related Hacker News discussion ( https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7514017 ):

«The topic of the video isn't that everyone else is an idiot, it's that they are not deferring to the person they themselves acknowledge to be the expert to provide expert insight, perspective, knowledge, and requirements gathering. (...) Also in my experience, the problem arises when the engineer is brought in the last and final stages after everyone else has already spent significant time on "the problem", and are married to their unworkable solution.»
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A great new version of my free and open-source add-on +Google Plus Follower Stats for Firefox is available!

Post re-shares are highly appreciated! :) #thankyou

What is this?
It is an add-on to sort your followers from the most followed one to the least followed one.

Installation link:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/google-plus-follower-stats/

How to force the update in Firefox:
» menu: Tools -> Add-ons (Ctrl+Shift+A)
» right click on Google Plus Follower Stats
» click on "Find Updates"
The latest version is 2014.01.13.1

#timezone #reshare #gpfs
 
Who Are Your Most Influential (Followed) Google+ Followers?
Major update of +Giovanni Totaro's Firefox add-on just released!

Installation link:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/google-plus-follower-stats/
If you already installed it ‒ thanks! ‒ it should be updated automatically.

What's new? (v2014.01.12.1)
» Multiple Google+ identities
» Multiple data sources for follower list
» +CircleCount follower history charts
» ... and many other improvements!

To launch the add-on after the installation, log in to Google+ and then click on the little green-and-blue icon on the right side of the bottom bar, as you can see here: https://plus.google.com/108482122724716372904/posts/NqnPHjp48xV

If you like it, PLEASE rate/review it! :)
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/google-plus-follower-stats/reviews/add
Note: free registration needed.

And share, share, share!

Project homepage: http://www.ingtotaro.it/projects/gpfs-firefox/
Source code: https://github.com/vannitotaro/gpfs-firefox

#gpfs   #firefox   #addon   #googlepus   #influential   #followers   #stats   #circlecount   #opensource   #tools
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Ingenious! Two thumbs up. 
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3D Sonograms Let Blind Expectant Parents "See" Their Babies

Article:
http://io9.com/3d-sonograms-let-blind-expectant-parents-see-their-ba-472999403

«Dos Santos's company, Tecnologia Humana 3D, has been developing new ways to build three-dimensional computer models using data from sonograms and other imaging techniques after initially setting out to enhance prenatal diagnostic tools

«The work took a new direction when dos Santos realized that printing these models would give visually impaired mothers-to-be a chance to meet their babies in utero.»

Please don't say "creepy" ‒ or at least explain why.

#3d #sonography #3dprinting #tech #blind #prenatal

(Images from io9 article)
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Amazing
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Dropbox: My Favo(u)rite Personal Cloud Storage
"One place for all your stuff, wherever you are."

Why? Because +Dropbox has a free plan (starting from 2GB+0.5GB, see below) and an official Linux desktop client!

Sign up here: https://db.tt/RV3PfP4u

This is a referral link. Why?
Because we both receive 500MB bonus space.
#thankyou

Learn more here: https://www.dropbox.com/tour

#dropbox   #linux   #cloud   #storage   #free
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Love dropbox
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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.

Visit my blog on programming, hacking, web startups and more.
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    IT Engineering, 1999 - 2004
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