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Michelle Wallace
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A brief visualization of how long a Nanosecond is by a truly inspiring woman.

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Definitely worth listening to.
I think Larry Lessig is going to be on The Daily Show tonight to talk about the corrupting influence of money in politics. But if you want a preview, Lessig gave a 45 minute talk at Google recently, and it's really good. Lessig makes a strong case that unless we can tackle the problem of money in politics, it will be much harder to fix the other problems facing our country.

The talk is below, and it's definitely worth watching.

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Even though I don't speak French, this was pretty cool to watch.
Party crashing, Skittles, and a device that will make you fly like a bird and swim like a dolphin (for real). Here’s a look at this week’s trends: http://goo.gl/LsYHX

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I can hardly wait.
A new video that explains the upcoming Dec.10 super-sized lunar eclipse! http://go.nasa.gov/tRKHlJ

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Tee Hee!
And now... the video you've all been waiting for! You know the law: Two elves enter, one elf leaves. ;)

Please share!!!

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(Touching tip of my right finger to the tip of my nose and pointing the other finger at the Dalai Lama) you have most excellent powers of perception.
The basic foundation of humanity is compassion and love. This is why, if even a few individuals simply try to create mental peace and happiness within themselves and act responsibly and kind-heartedly towards others, they will have a positive influence in their community.

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We shall see...
EU officially agrees that nobody reads terms of service agreements.

The European Commission is planning to stop Facebook's practice of harvesting your political opinions, sexuality, religious beliefs, location and so on and sharing that data with advertisers without explicit user permission.

The new rules will apply to other sites as well, but Facebook is currently serving as the poster-boy for abusive personal data-harvesting.

Here's what's interesting: The sign-up terms of service agreement authorize Facebook to do this, but nobody reads these things. Facebook's is 4,000 words long: http://www.facebook.com/terms.php

What the EU is saying, essentially, is that getting users to agree to a long-winded user contract does not let companies off the hook for informing users.

In other words, it's now assumed that nobody reads terms of service agreements (which is true).

What does this mean for the whole industry of software EULAs and online terms of service user agreements?
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So yeah, today is a Google+ day.

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Most excellent animation-fu!
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