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Had to kill off Bridgy Publish support for Facebook comments and likes due to Facebook API changes. Sad.
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Earth timelapses in 4K created using photos taken by ESA astronaut +Alexander Gerst during his Blue Dot mission to the International Space Station that took place between May and November this year.

http://youtu.be/lNwWOul4i9Y

#BlueDot #4kvideo  
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In the age of Google, no one should ever need to ask a “What is [x]?” question online. Ever.
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Except maybe, "What is Google?" ;)
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Your thoughts are suddenly consumed by poop, and poop exclusively. Smell, color, texture, volume, frequency, how it arrives, how it departs, which clever literary references describe it best.
ol { list-style-position: inside } li { margin-bottom: 1.5em } You expect your world to narrow a bit. You can't just bounce out the door whenever you want, and besides, you still need to figure out...
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You are no longer eligible for the Darwin Award. Congratulations!
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“Our lives become an elegy to needs unmet and desires sacrificed, to possibilities refused, to roads not taken. The myth of potential makes mourning and complaining feel like the realest things we ever do. We can’t imagine our lives without the unlived lives they contain.”

  - Adam Phillips, Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life
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Wherever they went, tens of thousands of Israelites would suddenly show up uninvited, trampling the grass, devouring the crops, and drinking everything in sight. They were like a plague of locusts or hippies.
_[God is Disappointed in You]( is a short-and-sweet retelling of the Bible with modern language and an unrelenting sense of humor. It's hilarious. Here are some of my favorite quotes so far. > G...
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If we want to understand the origins of the [Christian] Consummation Movement, we need to look at the society in which it grew. By the early 2040s, mass automation and globalisation had permanently raised the US unemployment rate to more then 30 percent, with ‘underemployment’ doubling that number. Enhanced social security and the glimmerings of a basic minimum income in some states had taken the financial sting out of this economic shift, but money alone couldn’t replace the sense of meaning or direction that citizens had once derived from work – nor could it address the fragmentation of physical communities across the country.

-+Adrian Hon, A History of the Future in 100 Objects, Object 70: Fourth Great Awakening
The greatest of changes can come in the smallest of packages. This package, one of millions manufactured by the Christian Consummation Movement, is no larger than my thumb. In...
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oh man, love it. thanks for the little atoms reminder! subscribed, looking forward to trying it out.
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"The most straightforward piece of reform, pretty much everywhere, is simply to remove all the subsidies for producing or consuming fossil fuels. Last year governments around the world threw $550 billion down that rathole — on everything from holding down the price of petrol in poor countries to encouraging companies to search for oil. By one count, such handouts led to extra consumption that was responsible for 36% of global carbon emissions in 1980-2010.

Falling prices provide an opportunity to rethink this nonsense. Cash-strapped developing countries such as India and Indonesia have bravely begun to cut fuel subsidies, freeing up money to spend on hospitals and schools. But the big oil exporters in the poor world, which tend to be the most egregious subsidisers of domestic fuel prices, have not followed their lead. Venezuela is close to default, yet petrol still costs a few cents a litre in Caracas. And rich countries still underwrite the production of oil and gas. Why should American taxpayers pay for Exxon to find hydrocarbons? All these subsidies should be binned."



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-oil-crash-has-provided-a-once-in-a-generation-opportunity-2015-1#ixzz3PC2jiToE
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Great talk. Executive summary: we all know that Malthus and Ehrlich were well-intentioned but wrong. World population isn’t going to spiral out of control; instead, the UN expects it to plateau around 9 billion. After that, the story won’t be population growth but demographic shift, as average age increases and the workforce shrinks.

Automation and technology will replace more jobs and pick up some of the slack, but only some, and unevenly at best. Worse, the steady trickle of new jobs they create will demand modern skills that our aging workforce is ill-equipped to provide.

So much for Population Bomb and China’s one child policy. May you live in interesting times!
It sounds counterintuitive, but by 2030, many of the world's largest economies will have more jobs than adult citizens to do those jobs. In this data-filled — and quite charming — talk, human resources expert Rainer Strack suggests that countries ought to look across borders for mobile and willing job seekers. But to do that, they need to start by changing the culture in their businesses.
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Achievement unlocked: junk mail addressed to a 2 month old.
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+Jonas S Karlsson sadly no. i wish there was!!
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Bridgy hit 1000 users! I got all nostalgic. And hey, graphs with pretty colors!
[Bridgy]( my little [IndieWeb]( side project, hit a milestone a couple days ago: 1000 users! Congratulations [Brett Glisson]( you win the prize! 1000 isn't a big number. We're a long way from viral...
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Why individual privacy vs big data for the public good may be one of the defining questions of our generation.
Biotech is all the rage these days. [Fitbit]( and friends burn VC money at one end, [Craig Venter]( captures imaginations and press cycles and grant funding at the other, and an endless array of st...
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