Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Sheridan Kates
4,754 followers
4,754 followers
About
Posts

Post has shared content
We just updated our Transparency Report, showing how many requests Google gets for information about its users. But we're not allowed to give the full story because the U.S. government says that requests under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) must be kept secret. We can tell you this: Requests have more than doubled around the world since 2009, and more than tripled in the U.S.: http://g.co/u5sp

Share this if you believe you have a right to know what our governments are up to. 
Photo

Post has attachment

Post has shared content
If you're interested in donating a bit of money (no matter how little) to help some girls learn about robots, check out this fundraising campaign from one of G+'s most passionate advocates for encouraging women in technology!
Fundraising for a Robotics kit

Most people know that I am keen to help females into Technology as much as possible. I would love to even up the numbers. I am not doing this at the expense of males in any way, and equally encourage anyone with a great interest.
My son is in the local robotics club, but due to restricted parts and budget, my daugher is unable to join. Several other females have shown interest in joining also, however due to not having enough parts, they are unable to.

The Robotics they use are the Vex ones, as these are the ones used by all other schools, and the only way we can compete with other schools, however they are a little expensive.

My goal is to raise the money for another 'Classroom and Competition Robotics Kit' plus a few other parts so they can make the best robotics they can. The cost of this kid is just  over $1200NZD plus the other parts so i have put my goal at $2000 

Whilst this is personal fund raising , all the proceeds will be going to the local high school robotics team to spend on the items

If you can help, and wish to help some females in technology, please donate something, it does not even have to be a huge amount, every little bit helps.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart

Liz

https://www.givealittle.co.nz/cause/CambridgeRobotics

ps. Sorry about notifications to those whom got it , i sent it thinking you may be interested

Post has attachment
this is totally my favourite bit about visiting the Google MTV office...

http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/04/google-bikes/

Post has shared content
coolest thing ever.
+Chris Hadfield conducted an experiment aboard the International Space Station testing the question: what happens when you wring out a wet washcloth in space? You have to see the results for yourself: http://on.mash.to/11liMB2
Photo

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
Hoping I'll see the northern lights at some point tonight, although not sure I'll have the stamina to stay up... after trying and failing to see them in Iceland (and planning a trip to Alaska in the autumn to try to catch them there) it would be pretty ironic if I ended up seeing them at home in NYC.

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2013/0413/Aurora-Borealis-tonight-Dazzling-northern-lights-forecast

Post has attachment

Post has shared content
Update to the Reviewing Scale on Google+ Local

Today it’s easier than ever to write accurate, useful reviews on Google+ Local, thanks to the updated rating scale we rolled out. If you want to rate the food at a restaurant, or the quality of a mechanic, just choose "poor - fair," “good,” “very good,” or "excellent". Behind the scenes, we’ll convert your ratings into numbers and factor them into the business' precise 30-point score that shows up in Google+, Search and Maps. 

Give it a try! Click on the Google+ Local icon in the left navigation bar, search for a local spot and click "Write a review.” Happy reviewing!
Photo

Post has attachment
trying to keep up the #30daychallenge  (just probably won't be a consecutive 30 days ;) )
Wait while more posts are being loaded