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Jürgen Hubert
Works at Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology
Attended Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg
Lived in Erlangen, Germany
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An interesting analysis of viral social media, as seen through the lens of American politics.
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That article finally makes me aware of why I've fallen off FB and why as my audience has grown here on G+, my posts have gotten less frequent. I hate having a "brand". I hate self-promotion (mine or others) and nearly always the interesting things I know are already being shared by others and it is easier to discuss them there than fork my own conversation.

As to the substance of the article, I think the conclusion says a lot: The demographics of the GOP and the general needs of conservatism are counter to a lot of the drivers of viral brand management in the Social Media space. Which drivers? If your message projects Meanness, Uncaring, or Close-Mindedness you are done. It will not be shared. It does not promote your brand. Oh yeah.

The needs of conservatism are to project Meanness, Uncaring, and Close-Mindedness. I'm not sure that is strictly true, but that sure seems to have been the case for the past couple of decades. I'm just surprised to see it come from the mouth of a conservative.
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"These solar companies are becoming popular, and utilities don't like competition,"

The current setup of these grids is that competition to the local energy supplier is impossible without those laws, which is just how the utility companies like it.
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+Brett Slocum In Netherland the phone line situation is totally different. Every provider handles their own last mile. Usually because one uses old fashioned phone lines, another uses cable, and others use fiber. Only subsidiaries of the same company share the same line.
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I've been following the medical problems of an American role-playing game designer/freelancer, who had to visit the hospital last year (and is still not quite in the clear), and ended up with large medical bills.

He used GoFundMe to help pay for these bills, and now has shown what the donations of his fans were used to pay. Now he has posted some of these bills, and despite hearing all the horror stories about the American medical system they still surprised me. Apparently he was admitted to the hospital on the same day he was discharged, and the examinations conducted at the hospital were apparently a separate bill - yet the hospital bill itself still ended up at $5700...

His full story can be read here:

And of course, he is someone who was able to get dozens of fans to donate money for his bills - but how many more people with serious medical problems are there in the USA who can't draw on the sympathy of strangers like that?
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I spent an afternoon in the emergency room a couple of weeks ago. Had a surgeon examine a wound, determine it was less serious than I'd feared, and was given some prescription drugs for it. Walked out without paying a cent, or being given a bill. Sure, I pay for it in my taxes, but I'm glad I live in Australia where anyone can get similar treatment without fear of a bill.
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Too few people acknowledge the social benefits of tabletop role-playing games.
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Good read. Thanks. 
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"Dinosaurs are the gateway drug to science for kids."

So... have you taken your kids to a museum of Natural History lately?
Young-Earth creationist Ken Ham—whose non-profit organization has benefited from millions of dollars in subsidies and tax breaks—says that the Smithsonian's recent acquisition of a nearly complete T-Rex fossil is an egregious use of American tax dollars to fund "the religion of naturalism."
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Well, obviously scientists have no more proof of evolution than creationist have of miraculous creation since creationists won't accept any proof except for faith.
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Currently I am working on the "Weapons by TL" subsection of the GURPS Index. All the weapons from the Basic Set have been added, and the list includes all the weapons from GURPS Horror as well (though sadly, many of them don't have listed TLs).

Someone else has started adding weapons from GURPS Ultra-Tech, but they need to be sorted into their proper skill categories. Is anyone willing to give this a stab? As well as adding further weapons from this and other supplements? I think the basic structure and the formatting should be self-evident by now...

This will probably end up being one of the most frequently-used sub-index pages, as well as one of the largest.
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Agreed on the sheer volume. I just didn't want to duplicate any effort or take on something someone had already earmarked.
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Youth Outreach.

(Via +Janaya Roberson.)
The White Man March, a racist demonstration by a handful of white dudes in light khakis and sunglasses, went off with a whimper last month, failing to attract even a sliver of the turnout organizers hoped for. Now they're apparently following it up by targeting a new audience: Kids hunting Easter eggs.
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Just because they are not particularly secret it doesn't mean they do not represent a conspiracy.
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For the record, this was an active local player and this shouldn't have happened to him.

If you do play Ingress, I think it may be a very good idea to avoid any kind of non-standard Ingress-related software.
Hello Guys here is 007Matze,
Yesterday my Account was terminated for violations.  I've used a Sideload Client but never cheated in any other way, also i play since January of 2013
I've used the Sideload Client due to lack of performance and too much eye-candy at the Niantic original App. I just love to keep it simple.
Please Reactivate ME!!!!!!!! Regards, 007Matze

I need to Play ;-) +Anne Beuttenmüller +Joe Philley +Brandon Badger +Niantic Project +Ingress +NIA Ops 
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Well, I use the Ingress map to learn where the portals are:

After a while, you know their locations well enough to plan your routes on your own. But having a sense of the geography is a rather important, since the goal is to build large control fields (or deny them to the enemy side, as tends to be my goal...).
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'I hope those who view former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich as the victim of a vengeful mob are paying attention. In South Carolina, we have a police chief who was allegedly terminated for her sexual orientation. Where is the outrage over Moore’s firing?

Latta residents continue to express their support for the now-deposed police chief, but the loss of a dedicated and respected public servant should come as no surprise: South Carolina offers absolutely no employment protections for LGBTQ employees. Last year, South Carolina’s Republican senators, Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham, both voted against the federal Employment Non Discrimination Act, known as ENDA. House Speaker John Boehner claimed that “people are already protected in the workplace,” suggesting that ENDA would lead to frivolous lawsuits. Since then, Boehner has been instrumental in blocking a simple up-or-down vote on the legislation.

Gay employees often face tremendous hurdles to sustain their livelihoods, quietly enduring gay slurs or harassment, or relying on tacit acceptance of their sexuality from their superiors. All it takes is a change in leadership, and any employer can suddenly take advantage of the lack of LGBT employment protections in their state. While some seem to think that the gay rights movement is mounting witch hunts against those it brands homophobic bigots, cases like Crystal Moore’s remind us that for most the battle remains one for simple equality.'
The tiny town of Latta, S.C., found itself embroiled in scandal last week after Mayor Earl Bullard fired police chief Crystal Moore. Moore alleges that her firing was nothing more than a vindictive display of homophobia by Bullard, who became mayor in December 2013. After loyally serving Latta for more than two...
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Disgusting. That ought to be gounds for impeachment and dismissal of the mayor.
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  • Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology
    2011 - present
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Erlangen, Germany - Edinburgh, UK - Aachen, Germany - Columbus, Ohio - Kassel, Germany
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Hi! I'm a 37 years old physicist with a PhD in Computational Materials Science currently living in Kassel, Germany and working in the field of Smart Grids and Renewable Energies.
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  • Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg
    physics, 1995 - 2002
  • RWTH Aachen
    Computational Materials Engineering, 2004 - 2010
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Ursprünglich nur ausgewählt, weil dies das einzige Lokal in Anklam ist, das nach 22 Uhr noch offen hat, wahren wir sehr angenehm überrascht - exzellentes Essen zu angemessenen Preisen. Sehr zu empfehlen.
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Unlike most other breads sold in Columbus I have seen so far, the bread here is actually edible. Visitors from Europe should still tone down their expectations a notch, however. For example, the bread sold as "French baguette" is much denser inside than the baguette sold in Europe, making it less airy and harder to chew than the original. However, it does have a crust that doesn't shrivel up from fright merely by looking at it. If you are from Europe and crave bread, you might want to take a look at Panera Bread. It won't be as good as back home, but the odds that you will find something better in the United States seem to be limited. Otherwise, you will either learn to live without - or make your own bread.
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