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Kim Roper
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Meet Burn Unit Barbie.

This is one of the reasons that I hate so much stock photography.
 
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I just figured it out, but my answer isn't suitable for mixed/polite company.  
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This is a such a lovely, uplifting song.  Catchy tune, clever lyrics, perfect for the holidays.  

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Attention photogs - amateur and professional - Be aware of what's happening with your photos on Flickr. If you're not sure what Creative Commons means, you should know. Check. Read. Understand. #photography   #creativecommonslicense  
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Memobottle, A Slim Water Bottle With a Rectangular Design Based on Common Paper Sizes
memobottle is as clever reusable water bottle with a slim rectangular design based on the dimensions of common paper sizes. The rectangular form allows the bottle to fit in laptop bags, messenger b...
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Take care that's all x
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Some people say science takes away from the beauty of the world around us. But I'm with Feynman on this one: science only adds to beauty.

Not too long ago, I shared a post about how science may have solved an old mystery (http://goo.gl/yZH8AB), and someone wrote this:

"They should have left it a mystery. Thanks for making one less thing absolutely magical. Try using your resources for something fruitful."

I think Feynman's quote is the best way to respond to that comment:

"I have a friend who’s an artist and has sometimes taken a view which I don’t agree with very well. He’ll hold up a flower and say “look how beautiful it is,” and I’ll agree. Then he says “I as an artist can see how beautiful this is but you as a scientist take this all apart and it becomes a dull thing,” and I think that he’s kind of nutty."

"First of all, the beauty that he sees is available to other people and to me too, I believe. I can appreciate the beauty of a flower. At the same time, I see much more about the flower than he sees. I could imagine the cells in there, the complicated actions inside, which also have a beauty."

"I mean it’s not just beauty at this dimension, at one centimeter; there’s also beauty at smaller dimensions, the inner structure, also the processes. The fact that the colors in the flower evolved in order to attract insects to pollinate it is interesting; it means that insects can see the color. It adds a question: does this aesthetic sense also exist in the lower forms? Why is it aesthetic? All kinds of interesting questions which the science knowledge only adds to the excitement, the mystery and the awe of a flower."

"It only adds. I don’t understand how it subtracts."

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From the BBC Interview for Horizon "The Pleasure of Finding Things Out"
bbc.co.uk/sn/tvradio/programmes/horizon/broadband/archive/feynman/
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For +Charles Strebor :)
Before most cables ran underground, all electrical, telephone and telegraph wires were suspended from high poles, creating strange and crowded streetscapes. Here are some typical views of late-19th century Boston, New York, Stockholm, and other wire-filled cities.
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Nice.. Get back to me kim
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The Twitter / Google Deal: What You Need To Know
#Twitter and #Google are dating again! Here's what you need to know about the deal the two online heavyweights struck to include tweets in search. Read: http://bit.ly/1v56Rpk #SocialMedia #SEO #PublicRelations
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Better stay away from the Indian food...
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There really are answers at the bottom of a whisky glass, and they’re beautiful. At the bottom of that glass of Scotch you drank last night, a unique landscape is forming. Now researchers have teamed up with a photographer and worked out why - and...
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Another of those Things Everyone Just Knows turns out, according to this article, to be false.  I find one interesting detail to be that there is almost as much online hate directed at Piers Morgan alone as there is at all female journalists combined.  (Not that I'm surprised; the man is a complete asshat.)

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The difference in abuse between the sexes online isn’t in the amount but the type. Data shows men get more hate, while women say they get it because they’re women.
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Marry chirsmas and a happy now year kim
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Jo, the ladies of the IKV Phoenix had a great time terrorizing your redshirts on Friday night :)  Thanks again for letting us participate!

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Old-school geek of the "hammers and equations" variety.  I like knitting, reading science fiction, eating good poutine and spouting the occasional clever pun. 

I write.  I translate between dialects of geek.

I don't code. [That doesn't mean I don't do HTML or CSS; I do.] I'm a math geek so the logic doesn't faze me a bit.  I simply don't like to code.  Plenty of other people code, and they do it well. However, I am not at all offended by talk of coding at the table, as long as you are not offended by me knitting.  

If I knit in your presence, I'm still listening. I'm probably talking, too--possibly a lot.  I'm just keeping my hands busy so the arthritis doesn't take over.  I leave the more difficult projects at home.  My "social" knitting requires very little brain engagement; it's pretty much muscle memory.

Don't get too excited about the links on the right--EXCEPT TECHNICAL MAGIC :) --because I'm still setting up house at those URLs.  I've been using Teh Intarwebz since they were BITNET, but I'm used to using a pseudonym or writing for someone else.  
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My eight-year-old social butterfly of a daughter is my ambassador ... whether I like it or not :)
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Ottawa, ON - Montreal, QC - Kingston, ON - Mississauga, ON - Midwest City, OK - Gatineau, QC - Toronto, ON
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