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I feel so lucky to have been raised by Secular Humanist parents!
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Nice to hear you had a good time in Amsterdam, +Leslie Sox. :-)
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Ik word wel een beetje moe van al die Google+ necrologie artikelen! Elke minieme aanpassing wordt meteen gezien als de ondergang van G+. Maar het enige wat die artikelen aantonen is dat de schrijvers er van het grote belang van G+ (en dan vooral het onderliggende framework) voor Google niet begrijpen.

De verplichte integratie van YouTube met G+ en de toen ook gehanteerde 'real-name policy' heeft bij veel niet-gebruikers een negatieve associatie met G+ opgeleverd. Wanneer mensen iets verplicht wordt gaan veel mensen steigeren, en het juist niet gebruiken ook al is het misschien beter dan wat ze al gebruiken. Die negatieve reputatie kleeft nu aan G+, vooral bij niet-gebruikers. 

Door onderdelen als Hangouts en nu dus ook Photos los te koppelen van G+, en de in het oog springende links naar G+ weg te halen, zullen deze losse produkten minder snel geassocieerd worden met G+. En vervolgens sneller opgepikt worden door de mensen die wel Google Chrome, Gmail, Android, Google Maps e.d. gebruiken, maar G+ niet zien zitten.
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Ojee... En nu?

Google+ is niet dood, maar wel terminaal - NOS http://nzzl.us/ry9OUVX via @nuzzel
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Google+ is niet dood, zei Google-baas Bradley Horowitz vorige week nog. Maar de links naar Google's sociale netwerk zijn langzaam maar zeker aan het verdwijnen. Sinds vandaag staat er op bijvoorbeeld Google Maps en Gmail geen plusje meer voor je naam als je ingelogd bent.
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Lol, gaan we weer :)
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Best handig om als eerste controle te gebruiken denk ik. Vanaf vandaag beschikbaar voor iOS en vanaf woensdag 3 juni ook voor Android.
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I guess most people don't want to view something that is painful to watch and there's nothing they can do about it. They prefer to shut their eyes from the dreadful truth.
 
Under 4000 views in over 6 weeks. The world should feel deep shame at this.
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#Caturday  
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Wow. Watch the included video!
 
Cheetah robot lands the running jump (w/ Video) - In a leap for robot development, the MIT researchers who built a robotic cheetah have now trained it to see and jump over hurdles as it runs—making this the first four-legged robot to run and jump over obstacles autonomously. http://ow.ly/2ZdFhT
In a leap for robot development, the MIT researchers who built a robotic cheetah have now trained it to see and jump over hurdles as it runs—making this the first four-legged robot to run and jump over obstacles autonomously.
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How cool. The butler robot is Just around the corner. They Just have to make the skin. ☺☺
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Why "I feel it in my Heart" is a terrible argument for God

Superbly written and argued blog-post in which Greta Christina obliterates the commonly used argument by religious people how they feel God in their hearts and therefore it must be true.

The reasons why people assign natural occurrences to a supernatural higher being are amongst others:
Our minds have a strong tendency to see intention, even when no intention exists.
Our minds tend to see patterns, even when no pattern exists.
Our minds aren't very good at understanding probability.
Our minds tend to believe what we're taught as children.
Our minds tend to believe what we're told by authority figures and others in our social group.
Our minds are wired with confirmation bias, the tendency to believe what we already believe, and to exaggerate evidence that supports our beliefs, and to ignore evidence that opposes them.
Our minds tend to hold onto beliefs we have a stake in.

It's a long blog-post, but it's well worth the read!
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It is a poor argument because it requires zero possible evidence. Following this same line of logic, I could say I feel it in my heart that cheese monsters exist. I could also say I feel it in my heart that the Church father cured my cancer by channeling God's healing power into me. I could say just about anything and start a new cult.
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And so the Jews, Christians and Muslims will claim that their holy books were divinely inspired to bypass the stone-age ignorance of their actual writers. sighs
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+Paul Schoonhoven I'd agree if above meme was about finding cures against epidemics. Mass-producing "Tamiflu" and now a treatment for Ebola... sure, that's a multi-billion <insert currency here> business; and it's not even necessarily the fault of the researchers but rather the fault of tabloids and politicians who scare their own populations into buying those products even though they most likely don't even need them; e.g. the demand for those products is a result of over-hyping epidemics such as Ebola. The ridiculous panic-mongering on US news shows comes to mind...  Either way: yeah, there's lots of mega-corporations who make profits this way, regardless.

But that wasn't the question above.

The question above was about "where life came from", e.g. pseudo-scientific religious BS such as "Creationism" vs. Evolution.

I fail to see how research in Biology regarding the beginnings of life on Earth could be monetized and produce "profitable results" for anyone ...?!

Sure, if we were talking about epidemics, the panic-mongering some media outlets are generating and how some corporations are profiteering ... you'd be right. But that meme above wasn't about that.
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How you'll die on Mars

With our current technologies a mission with humans to Mars is doomed to fail. This article highlights the most likely causes of death for the brave pioneering astronauts who dream of being the first human beings to set foot on Mars.
Many hopefuls have signed up for a one-way ticket to the red planet. But if they aren't prepared, the trip may be a short one.
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Kuku Kube

Find the differently coloured tile in an increasingly harder to differentiate shade. Nice little test how sensitive your eyes are to colour-shades:
http://kuku-kube.com/

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Scored 20 on my smartphone. Looks like I'm really blind to all colors other than green and blue! 
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Just like witch-hunting from the Middle Ages, and the Spanish Inquisition searching for heretics

Religion doesn't unite. It divides. Religion is poison!

(Via +Viana de León)
 
Questions Rebels Use to Tell Sunni From Shiite
Alissa J. Rubin, +The New York Times 

...ISIS believes that the Shiites are apostates and must die in order to forge a pure form of Islam. The two main branches of Islam diverge in their beliefs over who is the true inheritor of the mantle of the Prophet Muhammad. The Shiites believe that Islam was transmitted through the household of the Prophet Muhammad. Sunnis believe that it comes down through followers of the Prophet Muhammad who, they say, are his chosen people.

But how can ISIS tell whether a person is a Sunni or a Shiite? From accounts of people who survived encounters with the militants, it seems they often ask a list of questions. Here are some of them:

What is your name?

A quick look at an Iraqi’s national identity card or passport can be a signal. Shiites believe that the leadership of Islam was passed down through the Prophet Muhammad’s son-in-law Ali and his sons Hussain (or Hussein), Hassan and Abbas, among others. While some Sunnis and members of other Islamic groups may also have those names, ISIS would most likely associate them with the Shiites.

Where do you live?

In every city and province, even majority Sunni ones, there are enclaves that are known to be Shiite. People who said they came from one of those neighborhoods would most likely be killed.

How do you pray?

Shiites and Sunnis offer prayers in slightly different ways, with Sunnis generally folding their hands or crossing their arms in front of their stomachs and Shiites leaving them extended, palms resting on their thighs.

In a chilling video that appeared to have been made more than a year ago in the Anbar Province of Iraq, ISIS fighters stopped three truck drivers in the desert and asked them whether they were Sunnis or Shiites. All three claimed to be Sunni. Then the questions got harder. They were asked how they performed each of the prayers: morning, midday and evening. The truck drivers disagreed on their methods, and all were shot.

What kind of music do you listen to?

Recordings of religious songs could also be a tipoff. Similarly, even the ringtone on a person’s telephone could be a clue because it might be from a Sunni or Shiite religious song.

Read the whole thing (http://nyti.ms/1FdKUIq)

Below: Credit +Yaakov Kirschen, who links to the article 

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+Arlen Tsao Once again, there is nothing in the Bible either the NT  or OT that calls for holy wars and the subjugation of humanity! No one is giving Christianity a free pass. There is tons of criticism of the Churches and adherents' unChristian behavior. Still they are NOT waging holy wars to make Christianity supreme! 
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Really liking the new Google Photos already. Creating new (private) albums and adding pictures to them as we speak. :-)

And while Google Plus is evolving doesn't mean it's dead. Far from it!
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And people jump to the conclusion that G+ is dead. How can a platform with over 100 million active users be dead? 
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Game of Thrones Cello Cover: Break of Reality

Not sure how I missed this a while back, but excellent work. Passionate!

Filmed at Kolo Klub in Hoboken, NJ. Produced by Break of Reality. Set stylist and direction: Heather Sanders (Tutu and Betz). Cellists: Patrick Laird, Laura Metcalf and Brook Speltz. Percussionist: Ivan Trevino.

#gameofthrones   #cello   #coversong  
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Goosebumps, indeed. 
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Mostly your very average guy with a wife, a son and a daughter. Working full time to provide a decent living and enjoy a good life in my spare time.

A little bit of a geek, a little bit of a nerd, a little bit of a gamer, definitely a movie-lover. But I also love to read good books (sci-fi and fantasy mostly) and take long walks in nature (preferably in the mountains of Austria and Switzerland).

My Google passion
I love to keep updated on new technology and the ongoing developments in social media. I'm a big fan of all things Google: Gmail, Google+, Android, Nexus devicesIngress, and I use all of it on a daily basis. In Ingress I chose the Enlightened faction because it suits my progressive outlook at life and my sense of optimism for the future of Mankind. :-)

Travel
I like to travel to new interesting places to experience different sights, sounds and cultures. But I also love to return to my own cosy comfy home again. Countries I've visited so far are: Belgium, Germany, England, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Jordan, Singapore and The Philippines.

Photography
Late 2011 I bought a mirror-less interchangeable lens camera, the Sony NEX C3, which sports an excellent APS-C sensor. Some nice photos taken with it are shared in this G+ photo album here. Please feel free to visit the album and leave comments on my photos there.

My old hobby: pencil drawing
Some 20 years ago I had a hobby of making pencil drawings of beautiful women. Recently I scanned them and put them in an album. A selection of these drawings are visible publicly here. The full album is not publicly visible because of some nudity. Anyone who likes to view all of the uncensored drawings can just ask me for full access to that album.

Belief, or rather lack thereof
I've been born and raised into a Humanist family. I've attended a Protestant-Christian elementary school, not because of the religion but because their education quality was higher than that of the Catholic and the Public elementary schools situated next to it. 
For the same reason I attended a Catholic secondary school because it was better than the Public secondary school. During my teenager years I got involved with the Pentecostal Church but realised it's not for me. I've also studied about Zen Buddhism which is more a philosophy than a religion. More recently I read an abridged Dutch translation of the Quran to know more about that religion as well. 
But all these ventures into different religions make me realise only more that I am an unbeliever to the core of my being. I can't accept or believe in something that denies or conflicts with scientific findings and generally accepted scientific theories. I also don't entertain superstitions or other irrational fears. I prefer rationality. :-) So if you want to classify me, I'd say I am a Secular Humanist.
For any theist (religious believer) who has questions or doubts, this is a good website to visit and read up about it: God is imaginary.
I'm also not interested in engaging in debates/arguments about religion, for all the possible arguments that theists can come up with have already been countered by far greater minds than me, and in a much better way than I ever could. So, any theist who feels like arguing about his/her faith, please go here instead: So you're a theist who wants to comment on an atheist blog, read this first. 
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Read The Lord of the Rings (in Dutch) when I was 12. Was an early adopter of Google (Search) when everyone else still used Altavista, of Gmail when everyone else still used Hotmail, of G+ when everyone else still used Facebook. Proud owner of an Android phone and an Android tablet.
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