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Giovanni Totaro (Vanni)
Attended Polytechnic University of Bari (Italy)
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Do You Like This Amazing Gift By My Friend +Rick Lutz?
I love it... it's going to be my cover on all my social profiles!

I highly suggest you to follow +Rick Lutz (one of the great guys behind +CircleCount) and to visit his website to enjoy a lot of great artworks and photos.

Thank you, Rick! ;)

#gift #cover #italy
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My dear ex-student +Roberto Capozzi, I'm glad you like my new profile cover. :) Next time remember to comment in English, please! ;)
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“The Great Canton and Hong Kong Proverbs”
81 Cantonese Proverbs in One Picture

«In 1559, Dutch artist Pieter Bruegel created the oil painting “Netherlandish Proverbs” which illustrates many Dutch proverbs to praise the Dutch culture. In 2014, Ah To imitated the idea and created “Great Canton and Hong Kong proverbs” illustrating 81 Cantonese proverbs to propagate the Cantonese culture and defend Cantonese.»

Pronunciation, English translation and meaning:


My previous post about Netherlandish Proverbs:

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#art #cartoon #culture
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Cool photo, never saw anything like this before now! +Terry Henderson​, why does it matter if his sources are communist or would that change anything about the photo? 
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★ Space Shuttle(s) and Space Station(s) Photographed Together ★

SS + ISS [2011]
«(...) during the Space Shuttle Endeavour's last trip to the International Space Station in 2011 May, a supply ship departed the station with astronauts that captured a series of rare views.»

SS + MIR [1995]
«This view of the Space Shuttle Atlantis still connected to Russia's Mir Space Station was photographed (...) on July 4, 1995. Cosmonauts (...) Solovyev and (...) Budarin (...) temporarily undocked the Soyuz spacecraft from the cluster of Mir elements to perform a brief fly-around.»

More info and full resolution photos:
★ SS + ISS:
★ SS + MIR:

I ♡ science and technology! And you? :)

#space #photo #spaceshuttle #iss #mir
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party it's like nineteen ninety five
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The Habits of the World's Smartest People #interesting

«(...) while those with high IQs tend to set goals and read avidly, they are also more likely to drink more heavily and suffer from anxiety.»

#video #infographic #research
You're 76% more likely to accomplish your goals when you share them with friends.
You don't have to be a genius to act like one. Pick up some of these habits of people with high IQs.
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Interesting. I watched a video on TedTalks few weeks ago. Derek Sivers presented research explaining why it's better to keep your goals secret.
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Great People, Great Content — Curated Circle #1

Hi, my dear Google+ fellows!
Today I'd like to share with you this tiny circle made of interesting people who regularly post great stuff here for us all to enjoy.

(Taglines from their profiles)

♀ Ladies first: ♀

+Visnja Zeljeznjak
«The business of web development is what I write about for I'm sharing my experience in co-founding, running and organizing a web agency through my books and articles.»

+Christine DeGraff
«Co-Founder Circloscope, Music Junkie.»

+Yifat Cohen
«I answer the questions that Google won't.»

+Jaana Nyström
«Google+ TC, Helper and Entrepreneur.»

♂ ... and Gentlemen next: ♂

+Chris Macidis
«Everything can get optimized.»

+Richard Green
«Mathematician and father of twins.»

+Rick Lutz
«I like to work with colors.»

+martin shervington
«Plus Your Life and Business!»

+Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh
«24/7 Circloscoper.»

+Max Huijgen
«Think outside the box, Technology, European, Challenging your brain.»

+Robert Ryan
«WordPress, SMM & SEO with a dollop of Hangout on the side!»

+Rick Eliason
«Addicted to Digital Marketing, Google+ & Snowboarding!»

And now... add this circle to yours to improve your stream, re-share this post to spread the word and give me your suggestions for round #2. Thanks! :)

#sharedcircles #curatedcircle #awesomepeople
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Oh oh oh, guys! +Rick Lutz promised, Rick delivered! :D Go take a look:
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+Jay Kilborn , +Martin Zeitler and +Giovanni Totaro , I am a linguist. :)

Basque is like Turkish. They are not coming from any of language families. For a while, Finnish and Hungarian had the same situation. They are still kinda like before. 

Tools we use might not be that good, but they are working. We usually work on the name of numbers, etymologies, old scriptures, the way the tribes have migrated during centuries, climate changes, and some other sources. 

Until we come up with better tools, we have to use these old ones. ;)

And this is just the surface of the thing. Linguistics has another face which looks like natural sciences. :)
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Netherlandish Proverbs, 1559, Pieter Bruegel the Elder

«Also entitled The Blue Cloak or The Topsy Turvy World, this painting contains a literal illustration of idioms and aphorisms of 16th century Flemish life. (...) The proverbs, of which there are over 100, (...) are meant to illustrate human stupidity and foolishness.»

Meaning of all proverbs and idioms:

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#art #painting #culture
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superba pictura
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Fly Geyser — Nevada #awesome
Photo by +Stephen Oachs, seen on +National Geographic.

«Fly Geyser is the result of the property owner, back in the 1960's, drilling for a water well and instead striking a geothermal pocket. In the past 45 years this accidental man made geyser has constantly spewed mineral rich, boiling hot, water and all those minerals built up to create the other-worldly formation.»


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#photo #usa #landscape #wallpaper
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frumos.... e ceva de vis
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How To Have Zero Trouble Selling Your (Creative) Services At Premium Prices
aka: To Sell More Easily, You Need to Demonstrate Excellence Gradually

My friend +Visnja Zeljeznjak just published a great article via email on +Simpfinity newsletter (go subscribe now, it's free, and really valuable:

Article (web version):

«How come some web agencies sell their services easily at high prices, and others struggle to land average projects? It all depends on how you set your stage before you ask clients for money.»

«Today I tell you a true story about a friend of mine who has created a wonderful system for selling top-notch consulting at premium prices.»

This post infographic shows the steps of the system described in the article.

I think that this is great advice. And you?

#tips #infographic #consulting #webagency
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+Ben Fleming and +Shirley Thomas, you're welcome! :)
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Paralyzed Man Walks Again After Cell Transplant #greatnews

«A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord

Article by +BBC News

«The complex neural circuitry responsible for our sense of smell is the only part of the nervous system that regenerates throughout adult life.»

Related links
★ Olfactory Ensheathing Cells [Wikipedia]:
★ Paper "Transplantation of Autologous Olfactory Ensheathing Cells in Complete Human Spinal Cord Injury":

#medicine #science #breakthrough

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Incredible discovery of yet another way in which the human body can heal itself, with a little help from the scientific community of course!
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  • Polytechnic University of Bari (Italy)
    IT Engineering, 1999 - 2004
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