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A vote is a tick of faith given to a particular party or candidate that the voter believes in; it is not is an endorsement of what a perceived majority might or might not want
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The struggle with being a maker

"I believe we need more businesses that are exploratory in nature, that are willing to take more creative risks, and that can look at someone with a history like mine and see the value. Companies like Elepath or Studio Neat."

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Within the next 20 years, you will not recognize America. And yet, will your company, your political party, your church, your police force, do anything to change now to prepare for it?
I think the answer is likely a no.  Regardless, change is coming. Insightful graphs below, from the magnificent folks at Pew, http://goo.gl/XVz1E0.

Food for thought / observations....

Most of the time people won't change because the change won't impact them. For example, the Republican party has a good mix of opinions and people, yet a couple factions seem to have hijacked it. These seven data points should freak them out. From support for same-sex marriage or marijuana or solving for a certain skin color or preferred religion type many current trends will lead to sad GOP outcomes. (And that will be quite sad given the GOP's valuable contribution to US history.)

And this will happen before most current GOP political representatives pass away. If they don't change, they will see the impact in their lifetime. So. Change.

These graphs have a huge implication on who we believe our customers are. Be it Intel, Hormel, McDonalds, Ford or 3M. It influences products we create, services we offer, advertising we create.  

Who is your company's "typical" audience? Does it reflect current reality? (I doubt this.) Is it ready for the reality that we will see in 10 years? 

What are you and I teaching our kids about same-sex marriage and what a "typical" family is (or an acceptable family)? 

You and I will be dead by then, but are we preparing our kids for a future they will live in?

There are so many more insights in the Pew study, The Next America, http://goo.gl/XVz1E0 .

Perhaps one of my favorites is the distribution, by race, of people who consider President Obama to be a black president or a mixed race president. Insightful.

PS: At schools they have attended our kids are learning how to read, write and speak English, Spanish and Mandarin. We are a lot more to do to prepare them for the future, but at least they will be ready in terms of communication.
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The pain of being the only engineer in a business meeting is perfectly illustrated in the comedy sketch, "The Expert." The sketch was written and directed by Lauris Beinerts and is based on the (Ru...
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Actually, the Bengali words for the two poles of cuisine are a give-away. Unlike the herbivorous default English term used in most of India, with a 'non' added to indicate the carnivorous "other", in Bengali 'aamish' is the meaty norm with a 'nir' prefixed to the former to indicate "without meat". It would seem that the Bengalis in Calcutta are more determined than ever to live up to that contrarian classification. 
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True Facts Infography

+Nina Matzat shared a wonderful collection of "true facts," four of them are below.

Each is funny, painful, real, and extremely well put together. The entire collection is well worth seeing: http://goo.gl/wwNTdy
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If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel - Great interactive visualization for getting an idea of how much space there is in space. Experience the scale of the distances between us and our nearest neighbors.  The icons on top jump to highlights. 
http://joshworth.com/dev/pixelspace/pixelspace_solarsystem.html

+Ninja On Rye's post on the St. Kilda beach one billion to one to-scale model of the solar system:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+NinjaOnRye/posts/BgATHx4vsgx

Discovered from +David Grigg's comment recommending the quite amazing digital version.   Thanks all!

If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel - A "tediously accurate" map of the Solar System

+ScienceSunday | #ScienceSunday  
#physical science #STEMeducation
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I am a lazy blogger, a voracious reader and an eager learner.
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Currently a Reporting Squirrel(search for that word on the linked page to know what it means), I want to gain a toehold in the field of data science/analysis.
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I have only attended a demo for a Business Analyst Training program. The trainer was honest and did not promise the moon. She put the industry scenario as is. No boring ppts in the first intro session. it was an interactive session.
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Okay. First of all, if you are expecting to experience a Rajasthani environment, you are in for a rude shock. The place has not much on display. Nothing has been planned and the puppet and other shows are a pale shadow of the Rajasthani folk culture. As for the food, both the quality and service are poor. Of course, you still might want to give it one look - just for the record - in which case I suggest you visit in the evenings ( I have not, but they should have something more on offer in the evenings)
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My family brought their new glasses from here. However one day when I visited the store to get my spectacle frames tightened, they said they did not have the instruments to do it. Really? You might well have just said you did not want to do it Lawrence and Mayo.
Quality: GoodAppeal: GoodService: Poor to fair
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The service and food both suck royally. Rude staff, salty and uncooked food both ensure that your evening turns into a nightmare. Vegetarians! find some other place. to eat
Food: Poor to fairDecor: Poor to fairService: Poor to fair
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