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Girl Power!

Great find by +Jonathan Rosenberg and way to go, Cash Cayen!

#girlpower   #kids   #standingup  
A little girl from the town Timmins, Ontario with the cool name of Cash Cayen was stoked to see a summer robotics program being offered at her local library. The library’s assistant director refused her registration, saying that only boys were allowed to participate. The reason being that “boys’ academic and literacy skills don’t improve over the summer break therefore this program would only be offered to boys.” Does that make sense to anyone?
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That's my kind of kid!
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Patrick Stewart: Can He Get Any Cooler?

He has quotes like this, then we see another side to him. Have you seen the previews and promo's for BLUNT TALK yet?

A British newscaster moves to Los Angeles with his alcoholic manservant and the baggage of several failed marriages to host a sanctimonious talk show.

#patrickstewart   #shakespeare   #blunt  

via/ bit.ly/BluntPatrickStewart

http://www.comingsoon.net/tv/trailers/423915-starz-releases-first-look-at-the-new-series-blunt-talk-starring-patrick-stewart
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OVID

From Book I of Ovid's "Metamorphoses."

Art, writing, literature, Ovid. Nice!

#writing   #classicliterature   #classiclit  

via/ etsy.com/listing/117639770/metamorphoses-book-i-original-text
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Goodnight, All...

Hope your dreams are like amazing photos or classic films. Explore, create, build, live, play. It's a wonderful world to drift into...

#goodnight   #goodnightgoogleplus   #dream   #dreaming   #sleep  

via RebelleSociety - for the creatively maladjusted

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"creatively maladjusted" .... I think I have found a new way to describe myself!!! What fun!
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Chic Vertical Record Player Adds Contemporary Functions to Classic Device

Industrial designer Roy Harpaz is redefining the beloved record player with his creation called Toc. The modern device, whose look is reminiscent of a vintage metronome, holds vinyl discs vertically and features linear tracking to play the analog tunes.

Although Toc uses technology of generations past, it also includes contemporary enhancements. You can operate it with a remote control or LED touch buttons on the front panel. Skipping between tracks is also possible thanks to a sensor that scans the record for different songs. It’s even built with special spherical bearings and allows warped, previously-unplayable vinyl to work without an issue.

The design of Toc adds a unique twist and improvements to the classic home accessory. Its front panel casing is made from CNC-cut walnut wood, and without a disc, it doesn’t look like a record player, but a sculpture. Its artistic appearance allows owners to keep their devices somewhat inconspicuous among the rest of their decor.

#recordplayer   #LP   #design   #toc   #g33k   #audiophile   #musiclover   #records   #industrialdesign  

via/ http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/toc-vertical-record-player-roy-harpaz

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I think I remember TV ads for those or similar ones maybe in the mid 70's? My folks had one that would (or was supposed to) clean records in that upright position..just scratched them more. 
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HUMANS

Watched the premier episode with the partner tonight, and we think we like it, though it reminded me why I love binge watching of other shows: I want more, now. It's the wait, week after week, that always kills me. So far, so good with this show. I think.

Early on in AMC's newest sci-fi show, "Humans", a teenager wonders aloud if there's any point in going to college and spending years training to be a neurosurgeon. After all, why invest all that time and work when an advanced android, which are commonplace in the show's world, can be programmed with those skills almost instantly. Call it the death of human expertise.

Meanwhile, her mother is worried that her family's new "synth" (the show's term for androids) might replace her; her father hopes it can bring her family back together; and her teenaged brother is having sexually confused feelings about their attractive new robot helper. In "Humans", the problems of the near future are practically indistinguishable from the issues we're facing today. And that's a big part of why the show works so well.

A co-production between AMC and the UK's Channel 4 (and a remake of the Swedish series "Real Humans"), "Humans" is technically set during an "alternate present." It's a world that looks pretty much like ours today, except for the fact that synths are as commonplace as smartphones. While they have a high level of intelligence, synths are basically just domestic servants, taking on the drudgery of things like cleaning, cooking and caretaking so that the real humans can have a break. At least, that's the ideal.

In the first two episodes we also see how society is pushing back against synths because they're also replacing people in skilled jobs (something we're already seeing today with machines in factories). And, of course, synths end up in the most human of industries: sex work.

The show covers plenty of familiar sci-fi territory, but the way it juggles those elements feels refreshing. By focusing on the aforementioned Hawkins family, we get a sense of how a normal household might welcome (or not) a robotic alien. When Joe, the patriarch (played by Tom Goodman-Hill), takes his grade-school daughter to pick up their first synth, it's as if he's just perusing the Apple Store to pick up the latest gadget. He settles on an attractive synth named Anita (Gemma Chan), somewhat oblivious to how that could affect his wife Laura (played by Katherine Parkinson of "The IT Crowd" and "The Honourable Woman"), a lawyer who seems particularly disturbed by the widespread adoption of synths.

Read the complete review:
http://www.engadget.com/2015/06/30/amc-humans-review/

#scifi   #humans   #tvshow   #robots   #synths   #androids   #singularity   #futuristic  
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I've seen 3 episodes of it so far and I am really liking it.
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"Gone With The Wind" Published on This Day In 1936

Margaret Mitchell’s "Gone with the Wind", one of the best-selling novels of all time and the basis for a blockbuster 1939 movie, is published on this day in 1936.

Across all releases, it is estimated that Gone with the Wind has sold over 200 million tickets in the United States and Canada, and 35 million tickets in the United Kingdom, generating more theater admissions in those territories than any other film. In total, Gone with the Wind has grossed over $390 million globally at the box office; in 2007 Turner Entertainment estimated the gross to be equivalent to approximately $3.3 billion when adjusted for inflation to current prices, while Guinness World Records arrived at a figure of $3.44 billion in 2014, making it the most successful film in cinema history.

In 1926, Mitchell was forced to quit her job as a reporter at the Atlanta Journal to recover from a series of physical injuries. With too much time on her hands, Mitchell soon grew restless. Working on a Remington typewriter, a gift from her second husband, John R. Marsh, in their cramped one-bedroom apartment, Mitchell began telling the story of an Atlanta belle named Pansy O’Hara.

In tracing Pansy’s tumultuous life from the antebellum South through the Civil War and into the Reconstruction era, Mitchell drew on the tales she had heard from her parents and other relatives, as well as from Confederate war veterans she had met as a young girl. While she was extremely secretive about her work, Mitchell eventually gave the manuscript to Harold Latham, an editor from New York’s MacMillan Publishing. Latham encouraged Mitchell to complete the novel, with one important change: the heroine’s name. Mitchell agreed to change it to Scarlett, now one of the most memorable names in the history of literature.

Published in 1936, "Gone with the Wind" caused a sensation in Atlanta and went on to sell millions of copies in the United States and throughout the world. While the book drew some criticism for its romanticized view of the Old South and its slaveholding elite, its epic tale of war, passion and loss captivated readers far and wide. By the time Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1937, a movie project was already in the works. The film was produced by Hollywood giant David O. Selznick, who paid Mitchell a record-high $50,000 for the film rights to her book.

After testing hundreds of unknowns and big-name stars to play Scarlett, Selznick hired British actress Vivien Leigh days after filming began. Clark Gable was also on board as Rhett Butler, Scarlett’s dashing love interest. Plagued with problems on set, Gone with the Wind nonetheless became one of the highest-grossing and most acclaimed movies of all time, breaking box office records and winning nine Academy Awards out of 13 nominations.

Though she didn’t take part in the film adaptation of her book, Mitchell did attend its star-studded premiere in December 1939 in Atlanta. Tragically, she died just 10 years later, after she was struck by a speeding car while crossing Atlanta’s Peachtree Street. "Scarlett," a relatively unmemorable sequel to "Gone with the Wind" written by Alexandra Ripley, was published in 1992.

#gonewiththewind   #scarletohara   #OldHollywood   #films   #movies   #blockbusters   #clarkgable   #thecivilwar   #antebellum  
#thisdayinhistory   #books  

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Scarlett, that dress is beautiful! 
I saw it in the window and I just had to have it.
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Jurassic World : Your Very Own Souvenir

We haven't seen this movie, and will likely see this years from now, but I do know a TON of you have seen this, as it's the faster film ever to reach $1bn at the box office. This might be a rockin' reminder of the film for you: your very own mounted dino head.

It's sure to be perfect for any mod apartment, dorm room, man cave, or for anyone who likes a little Geek flavor to their office.

#jurassicworld   #dinosaur   #mountedhead   #g33k   #geeky  

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+Tom Nathe they might remember to brush &floss but it might terrifie them too lol
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Cast Away

I remember back in the day thinking ... "There is no way this film will be a hit, even with the star power of Tom Hanks."

Then I saw the huge lines at the theaters, and I saw how Wilson was received. Then, it was inevitable. Tom could read the phone book (like we hear about Morgan Freeman) and we would watch his movies. Always. Because he's that damn likeable, whatever the plot or setting...

Cast Away is a 2000 American adventure drama film directed and produced by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks as a FedEx employee stranded on an uninhabited island after his plane crashes in the South Pacific. The film depicts his attempts to survive on the island using remnants of his plane's cargo. The film was a critical and commercial success, and Hanks was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 73rd Academy Awards for his performance.

#castaway   #tomhanks   #wilson  

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WILSON!!! WILSON I'M SORRY!!!!!
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The 50's - When Donuts Were Health Food! These Give You Pep and Vigor!

Look, They have a minimum of 25 units of Vitamin B! after all (and maybe more!), so they must be good for you!

The way I look at things now is this: life is far, far too short, so live it up. Sure, in moderation is a good goal, but now and then we all need some Vitamin Donuts in our lives!

#vitamindoughnuts   #doughnuts   #livinglife   #the50s     #blastfromthepast  +Today's Memory  #donuts  

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Makes me kinda miss the 50's! And I wasn't even born then! Someone needs to invent the zero calorie donut. But then again, back in the 50's Dr.s were promoting smoking to lower anxiety! True, nicotine does lower anxiety, but recent studies suggest that smoking could have numerous harmful effects on your health! Donuts anyone?! ;)
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Eleuthetomania

A beautiful goal...

#freedom   #livingourlives   #life   #traveltheworld  

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Sam & Dean experience eleutheromania!  I love that car, the squeaky door was perfect touch!  And the engine, whoever gets behind the wheel....I envy them!!!!! 
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Exploring The Cranium & Other Twisted Surreal Trips

Dream ... float ... discover ... travel.

Explore the edges of your mind, and be free! This surreal art by Jung-Yeo Min, that explores the infinite possibilities of the human mind, will get you started! Goodnight, all ...

#dreamscape   #surrealism   #surrealart   #dreams   #sleep   #artist   #themind  

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Dude +Sean Cowen​ I we have followed each other for a min and let me be the first to say, bomb! You have awesome taste and I'm glad I followed you, glyour opinions and likes in art make peeps as myself give much joy and respect, thank you for including me and sharing great perspective to image and color such this...];)~>
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Big Bear Lake, California - Reno, Nevada - Huntington Beach, California - Prague, The Czech Republic - Sacramento, California - Gaithersburg, Maryland - Iowa City, Iowa
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Public Speaker, Writer, Bookseller... Evangelist for Google+ and Founder of +Friday Night Sessions, +Helping Others, and +PORTFOLIO. Official Google+ Advocate and Google+ Partner.
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About Me

As a member of Google+ Advocates (Official Google group (private) with 34 members worldwide) I always strive to help other people and I continually serve as an Ambassador for Google+. Now, as a member of the Google+ Partners (a much larger group: 15k members) I can help other Plussers with all of the facets of Google+ experience.

I started on Google+ back in June of 2011, and I think I've learned a thing or two along the way. I live on a farm in (I kid you not) Hicksville, Ohio. Surrounded by cornfields and soybeans. My driveway is a 1/4 mile long and the nearest neighbors are about a mile away. Yes, very Walking Dead isolated!

I tend to be an eclectic writer; I often post on topics such as world travel, NASA, literature, science, archaeology, steampunk, space, technology and sci-fi. I'm as apt to post about vintage retro robots as I am to post about a new tech gadget, or a book I've just completed. I'm a major fan of Tolkien and anything Star Wars, a fan of classic poetry and literature, and emerging writers. I'm an amateur WWII and Civil War historian as well.

My posts generally have some sort of wow or cool factor to them (I strive for the *fun and interesting* label always), and as I've done somewhere in the neighborhood of 12,000+ posts at this point, I think I've put together a pretty good collection of writings.

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A bit more about me... I'm also a huge fan of photography, art, illustration, comics, music, and films. I've been a rare bookseller and book scout for over 15 years. Formerly, I lived in Prague, the Czech Republic (in Central Europe) for almost eight years where I managed a catering business, was a barista, rolled beer barrels in an Irish pub, wrote a few films, wrote a lot of poetry, rubbed elbows with Literati who visited Praha and where I was a bookseller at The Globe Bookstore and Cafe, the first English-speaking bookshop in Central Europe.

Places I have visited: Canada, Great Britain, Scotland, Ireland, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, Finland, NASA. Places I have lived: Iowa, Maryland, Nevada, California, Ohio, Prague, and for one, brief shining moment, Dingle Ireland.

I created +Friday Night Sessions and +Helping Others, as well as +The Google+ Traveling Book Project. I am also a very active page manager for +I Am Sherlocked and the creator of the fan page for Ryan Van Sickle (a great Indie musician on G+). It's called 
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For 2012, 2013, and 2014 I've been an Official Elf for +Secret Santa. I attended the NASA Juno Launch at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral: lifetime dream fulfilled.
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