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JB Segal
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I believe that G+'s rules about pseudonymity and anonymity were wrong-headed, potentially dangerous, culturally deaf, useless, and basically stupid.

http://infotrope.net/2011/08/04/google-plus-names-policy-explained/
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/google_plus_bans_creator_of_firefox_for_using_his.php
https://bentrem.wordpress.com/2011/07/24/sidebar-googles-plus-suspensions/

I'm also frustrated that they managed to have seemingly neutered a site that could've been So Much Better than FB.
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  • New York University
    CS, Audio Engineering, 1985 - 1989
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(I feel guilty about not posting the sort of thing to LJ but the G+ interface does make it so much easier.)
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I've always liked this song. Since January it makes me tear up almost every time, and I love it.

Johnny Clegg Band - Cruel Crazy Beautiful World (Live in the Bing Lounge)
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+Kaye McLaren: yup. I've owned the cd since before I started tracking my cd collection purchases in 97. I got a promo version that has a metal 'rubiks-like' globe. 
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Is there anyone out there who's dealt with the 'epoxy' (and I use quotes only because I don't actually know if it is or isn't) that is used for covering enameled pins?

I got my sesame ring last week and I'm pretty sure the face of it
(see: http://www.ringtheory.com/order/black-sesame-ring more or less, but really somewhat more fiddly) Will not be long-term sturdy.

I want to cover it with an 'epoxy-dome' but don't know what epoxy to use on 3-d printer plastic with metal beneath for best adherence and aesthetics.
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My guess is that only the surface material matters, not the metal underneath. If you go to Michael's in Porter Square, the epoxy casting section should have different types, and you can pick one that is advertised to bond to plastics. It may cost a bundle to buy the materials, which come in largish quantities, so you might want to ask around to see if anyone you know already has some.
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Fuck cancer, fuck cancer, fuck cancer.
Oh, and fuck cancer.
Alternately, _UN_Fuck cancer.
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Sorry to know there's another. Quite enough already!
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Geek parenting is the best parenting: http://j.mp/1h1hqB1 by LunarBaboon
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There's an adorable short airing before the Muppet movie.
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Of all the places I expect to get beer spilled on my head, the #somervilletheatre HAD BEEN at the bottom of the list. #curseyoubalcony
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On the flip side I ended up in the family section at Fenway once (no beer allowed), quite by accident.  It is amazing how much more tuneful the singing is there.
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With recent outbreaks of measles, pertussis, and even polio across the United States, I think it's time to revisit our laws about vaccination.

Refusing to vaccinate your children doesn't simply put them at risk: it puts at risk everyone who, for medical reasons -- extreme youth, old age, health, allergy -- can't be vaccinated, as well as everyone whose vaccinations have lost potency over time. Personal objections to vaccination, whether it be because of (unsubstantiated) fears of side effects or religious reasons, put everyone around you at risk of death or serious injury. This is a classic case where your right to swing your fists around ends at my nose: the individual liberty interest in allowing people to decide which medical procedures to undertake is outweighed by the safety and survival interest of those around you.

I believe that it is time to end all non-medical exemptions from critical vaccination requirements such as MMR, DTaP, and polio --  for epidemic diseases which kill and maim by the thousands when our immunity, as a population, is compromised. 

My preference would be to treat this as a criminal matter: to fail to do this amounts to reckless endangerment. (Public endangerment, that is, not simply endangerment of a minor) More important, however, is the prevention of harm from people who do this: in particular, individuals unvaccinated without medical reason should be barred from all public accommodations where their presence could put other lives at risk, including schools, parks, pools, and transit.

Such a barring would, of course, have a nearly-catastrophic effect on the life of anyone not living in a remote, rural area; it essentially would reduce a person to second-class citizenship. However, I believe that this is a reasonable accommodation of the public safety interest, as by definition it is something which the person can circumvent by simply not putting the general public in danger by their mere presence.

There are times when I'm willing to be fairly forgiving. When the rightness of a course of action is unclear, I'm generally in favor of letting said action be a matter of individual conscience. However, when an individual's actions put those around them at risk, this is exactly what we have laws for. You have no more personal right to expose others to deadly diseases than you do to fire a gun blindly into the street.
“The measles virus can cause inflammation in the brain that can appear immediately, or seven years out,” warned health officials who urged vaccination
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Kaye: True. Sorry for derailing, it was
a knee-jerk reaction to mandating vaccinations.
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Tonight at Johnny D's is Lo'Jo, who I 1st heard at WOMAD in 2000 or 2001, loved instantly, and haven't heard live since.

There seem to still be tickets available, which is insane.
I'm going down there around 5 to pick up one for me, and if you want to come, too, I can try to get one for you. They claim to be $25 ea.

Let me know if you want to try to do dinner, too.

http://www.worldmusic.org/content/event_page/1878/lojo
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When you refuse to vaccinate your kids, you're threatening to kill everyone else's.

I see Chrome mobile forgot to include the link again.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/03/13/thanks-anti-vaxxers-you-just-brought-back-measles-in-nyc.html
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