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"The media in general, including the tech press, is obsessed with using Twitter. And that love of Twitter is often accompanied by a disdain for Google+, for whatever reason.

Most groups outside the media don't share that particular set of social media preferences. Yet the majority illusion convinces the press that "everybody uses Twitter" and that "nobody uses Google+." But what's true in the echo chamber is not true in the world."
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"Just because governments around the world engage in spying doesn't make it legal," said Nate Cardozo, a staff attorney with the San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation, which is representing Kidane. "And when spies get caught, there are consequences."

I'm surprised to hear someone from the Electronic Frontier Foundation has this point of view; rather than "Governments around the world engage in spying; and it has to stop.".

Getting caught isn't the crime.  If we know Governments do this; why isn't this an election issue?  Do we secretly think it's okay for our Government to spy on "others"?  Are citizens of other countries fair game?  
As President Barack Obama faces pressure to discuss human rights in his first official visit to Ethiopia this weekend, a unique lawsuit back home is challenging whether the African country can spy on an American by turning his computer into a giant recording device.
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I'm sure who ever wants to make it an election issue can get a great deal of foreign funding.
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There are just too many cool things to play with. 😔
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Idea:

Turn old ocean oil platforms into stacked farms. Use strong, light weight, materials to build high towers, use desalination to convert sea water into water for farming. Use wind power to power everything. Harvests are ready for shipping to any port. Make it all non toxic so that if the worst happens and it falls into the ocean, the impact will be minimal.

I also like the idea of using [tethered] Robot Dirigibles to farm with teleoperators living/working mostly on shore.
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"You have a Giant Robot; We have a Giant Robot. You know what needs to happen."
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I really love Animate.css

If you don't love it too; it's probably because you don't know it.
Animate.css. Just-add-water CSS animations. bounce, flash, pulse, rubberBand, shake, swing, tada, wobble, jello, bounceIn, bounceInDown, bounceInLeft, bounceInRight, bounceInUp, bounceOut, bounceOutDown, bounceOutLeft, bounceOutRight, bounceOutUp, fadeIn, fadeInDown, fadeInDownBig, fadeInLeft ...
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Have I ever told you how much I hate the Domain Name market?

I lost out on an auction this morning because I am a noob (although I got some good experience today!). Too many people are trying to milk domain names for more and more; and all for names; just records in a database. I wouldn't be surprised if there are more domains that are just part of "portfolios" than are used for actual websites.
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Have we found Earth 2.0?

At 1,400 light years; we'd better be pretty sure before we go look in person.
And it could provide a glimpse into our planet's future
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I had some fun modelling using the Android version of this app this morning.   I really like the idea of modelling using mobile.  
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I really like very, very tiny toes.

(taken in my back yard this morning)
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These Hacking Companies are sitting targets for Hacking Groups/Individuals.  I saw the Gamma Group's hacked website files and database and I have to say the Gamma Group's website security was very lax (real amature stuff).  

Because companies like these are attractive targets; they have to be awesome in every way, all the time, or someone is going to seize the opportunity to do damage.  Criminal/Political hackers only have to be awesome once and they win.  
Hacker who breached Gamma Group in August is likely to be the same person who hacked Hacking Team.
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