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Shane Birley
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KEI this morning released the May 2015 draft of the copyright provisions in the Trans Pacific Partnership (copyright, ISP annex, enforcement). The leak appears to be the same version that was covered by the EFF and other media outlets earlier this summer.…
KEI this morning released the May 2015 draft of the copyright provisions in the Trans Pacific Partnership (copyright, ISP annex, enforcement). The leak appears to be the same version that was covered by the EFF and other media outlets earlier this summer. As such, the concerns remain the same: anti-circumvention rules that extend beyond the WIPO Internet treaties, additional criminal rules, the extension of copyright term, increased border measur...
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And I stumbled into unexpected territory.
I start off in one direction and somewhere found that Internet bullies was a more fascinating topic.
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During our game tonight someone coined #rejectedgoonie as a thing.
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There could be worse things than ice cream cake.
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Today's new blog post:

Your tangled web of expectations, assumptions and obligations — http://buff.ly/1IpRRbY

#zen  #self-realization #attachments  
words & photo by Brian Thompson. We spin our life outward in a complex web of our own design, and with each passing year our web grows larger and becomes more intricate. We are at its centre, with all of our responsibilities and agreements building the outstretching web that we’ve attached ourself to. We weave our life through unspoken contracts with family, lovers and friends, promising that we’ll always be there for each other. We...
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Astrophysicist joins scientists and mathematicians to discuss climate change and extraterrestrial life – and the booing of Adam Goodes – without acrimony
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Sorry, tech press. Google+ is alive and well.

(Read my column: http://goo.gl/Z6sQ6w )

A chorus of tech journalists this week is saying that Google is phasing out its social network, Google+.

Where did they get this juicy nugget of information? Well, they made it up. And I'll tell you why.

But first, let's look at what the press is saying and compare that with reality:

http://www.eweek.com/cloud/google-is-alive-and-well-despite-persistent-media-reports.html

#GooglePlus #Google+
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I would love to visit #australia but photos like this make me wish to never visit.
 
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After Koalas, Australian animals seem to come in only three varieties: those who want to eat you, inject venom in you, or hop
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Image; http://chucks-fun.blogspot.ca/2013/05/meanwhile.html
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Playing some card games tonight with +Allyson McGrane​ because she is a competitive crazy lady.
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At a luxury hotel in Maui, representatives from the 12 countries participating in the highly controversial and secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal …
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    English, 1994 - 1997
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I am a blogger, huge geeky nerd, web developer, poet, and creative writer based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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Shane Birley is a blogger, huge geeky nerd, web developer, poet, and creative writer based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is a partner at Left Right Minds, a web development, arts management, business blogging and on line marketing company.
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I have pugs. I write books. I teach people stuff and make it less scary.
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Web developer, content creator, content educator. You name it, I have probably done it on the web.
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  • Left Right Minds
    Partner, 2006 - present
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Victoria, BC
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The Roaster Workout
darebee.com

Roasted high intensity muscle workout

Loot Crate
plus.google.com

Epic geek and gamer gear delivered monthly.

The Crafty Boys / Episode 3 / Dreaming of Dream Cars & Missing Our B...
www.thecraftyboys.ca

Our third episode begins with a tragic event. We couldn't find the beer we all wanted... it was sad. We just used beers that were laying the

Joyful Screams
www.tbray.org

Here’s a pho­to of chil­dren scream­ing. Care to take a guess what it’s about, and is about to hap­pen? Try a look at the full-size ver­sion

Firefox navegador web
market.android.com

Firefox para Android é o navegador web aberta que deixa o poder da web aberta nas suas mãos. O navegador oficial Mozilla Firefox android é f

Leaving Google
www.tbray.org

As of March 17th I’ll be an ex-employee. It’s an amicable separation in the face of irreconcilable differences: I wouldn’t move to Californi

Giant Boulder of Death
market.android.com

When a boulder holds a grudge, no one survives. Bowl your way down the mountain and destroy everything in your path. Crush villages, cars, y

IT Crowd coming back for a final episode!
boingboing.net

Wahoo! It's official: the IT Crowd will reunite for a final episode. My favorite new sitcom of the century will be back -- something that se

Ingress
market.android.com

*****Ingress is a closed-beta right now. Request an invite at http://www.ingress.com*****Ingress transforms the real world into the landscap

lovehate podcast 556: And the guilty one's can all die slowly - lovehate...
lovehatethings.com

lovehatethings. Copy and paste the new feed: http://lovehatethings.posthaven.com/posts.atom. « Back to blog. 6 views. Tags. economy · politi

Google+
market.android.com

Stay connected and share life as it happens FEATURES: - Enjoy magazine style layout in the new tablet version - Automatically share photos t

Dyscultured
plus.google.com

Canadian culture dyscussed and dysmantled via livestream and podcast.

Google+ Your Business
plus.google.com

The official page for businesses using Google+ to connect with their customers

Scratchpad
chrome.google.com

A simple note-taking app. Take notes offline and optionally syncs to the cloud when you're online.

How Non-Profits Can Use Mobile Digital Wallets for Fundraising
feedproxy.google.com

Mobile digital wallets may revolutionize point-of-sale commerce over the next few years, as well as make it easier for non-profits to fundra

25 "Time-saving" Generators for Designers - HTML
www.awcore.com

25 "Time-saving" Online Generators for Web Designers

Gypsum deposit on Mars provides definitive evidence of water
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A vein of gypsum spotted on Mars could only have gotten there via the flow of liquid water.

The Importance of Defending our Freedom to Share
feedproxy.google.com

What does a bill like PIPA/SOPA mean to our shareable world? At the TED offices, Clay Shirky delivers a proper manifesto -- a call to defend

This is my go to bookstore for everything from literature to graphic novels. But those things are just books. The greatest thing about Pulp Fiction books is the people who work there. They are knowledgeable, friendly, and are happy to help when I need it. Don't judge this bookstore by its cover. This is the Cheers of bookstores. I wish there were more like it.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Very good brunch location.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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I am a regular here. The place is clean, the staff are friendly, and it is priced decently. It isn't perfect but what place is.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago