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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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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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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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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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Thanks, +Joseph H. Vilas !
 
Teo's Totally Inauthentic Hood Poutine
Ever wanted to try Poutine without doing
any work, or too much concern for culinary
legitimacy? I've got your back.

Things you'll need:
- Sloth
- A combination KFC, and A&W
- Around 7 bucks
- A low level of social skill
- A bowl
- Enough manual dexterity to dump things
- Chopsticks

Step by Step. Inch by Inch.
1) Move yourself close enough to an employee of the KFC/A&W so that they can hear you order fries, an 8oz. gravy, and fried cheese curds. Make sure they are actually at work when you do this. When they ask if that's really all you want, then say, "Yes." Hand them the money, take the food, exit.

2) Get someplace safe. You can't combine these things just anywhere. If you try, don't say I didn't warn you.

3) Place the bowl on a flat surface, and with the opening facing upward. This is important, and necessary for all the subsequent steps to lead to something other than a mess.

4) Dump fries into bowl.

5) Discard paper envelop the fries came in. DO NOT EAT!

6) Open fried cheese curd box. Very important, or next step won't work.

7) Dump fried cheese curds sporadically onto fries.

8) Discard fried cheese curd box. DO NOT EAT!

9) Remove lid from gravy container. Gravy won't dump properly if this step is skipped.

10) Dump gravy onto fries, and curds evenly.

11) Discard gravy container, and lid, or wear as little hat. DO NOT EAT!

12) Grab your chopsticks, and eat as much as you can from the bowl without invoking a gag reflex. If gagging does occur, you've eaten too much, and should share the rest.

No.
Your chopsticks do not need to be pearlescent red, but they can be if you're fancy.

Shout outs.
To +Chris Groff for making me aware of Poutine

To +Brian Coe for making me aware of the Trader Joe's variety that I am too lazy to prepare.

To my brother who spent a good deal of time in Canada, hence was eminently qualified to verify the complete inauthenticity for me : )
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Not an expert, but I'm surrounded by the stuff :)  And I agree--why don't those KFCs sell poutine?  The KFCs here do, but they don't sell fried cheese curds.  That, I can't figure out either.
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Better stay away from the Indian food...
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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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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."

Animation by Fraser Davidson
https://vimeo.com/55874553

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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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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  • Queen's University
    Engineering
  • Algonquin College
    Technical Writing
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