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Some of #tedscousins  are happiest hanging out down by the river.

Thanks, +Charles Strebor :D
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I may be imagining it but I think I see more cousins on the boat
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Some of #tedscousins ' apparent happiness is just a thin veneer trying to hide a stony, constrained existence.

Thanks, +Lucas Appelmann 
 
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Gabi mit!

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DJI Phantom 3 - Houston, We Have a Problem (or two)!
As you can see, this is a #RightPissedTed   . (Do not be concerned if you can not tell the difference, this is my all purpose face.)

After almost 3 hours in chat and on the phone we have two problems, one an annoyance and easily worked around, the other a critical failure and the cause of our first flight ending in a crash.

First the easy one: The S5 is listed as a supported device and acts as the interface to the drone.  The adjustable device clamp on the remote unit has a minimum gap of 9 cm. The S5 in landscape orientation is 7.5 cm tall. This means the clamp does not secure the phone. Um, what?  A piece of plastic packing foam acts as a workaround shim, but seriously, wtf? Am I just being really stupid?

The other I know is not me. We have a faulty engine bearing on the front left motor. It does not turn freely and we need to send the unit back for replacement.

+DJI 's chat support, all three hours of it is abysmal.  I had to call Germany and they tried to fob me off with ship it back and you will get a new one, eventually.

Nope, not having that. 

+DJI  has agreed to send a courier to pick up the unit, and to ship the new one as soon as the new units have arrived in Germany. They have just cleared customs.

That +DJI would ship a unit with such a critical defect to a first  adopter is disappointing. That they would try to fob it off as just another tech support case was infuriating. That they expected me to bear the costs insulting.

They have taken months of anticipation and a large expense and turned it into disappointment and aggravation. Bravo, +DJI. 
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DJI Phantom 3 - Just Arrived!
As you can see, this is a #HappyTed . (Do not be concerned if you can not tell, this is my all purpose face.)

We've scanned the docs. We've installed the app. We're going outside to give it a whirl.  Video is being recorded, and will be shared later.

Did  I mention, Woot?

#HermitStudioQuadcopterVideography  
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Brick red and one expression?
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Worked up a quick intro guide. Hope it helps.
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Collections!
Or: I can finally collect my posts by topic!
aka: I can finally follow specific topics from a person!
 
So, I am sure you have probably seen announcement of Collections. I am sure you have some questions or points of confusion, so I thought I would write this to help you out.
 
TL;DR: If you leave everything to the default settings you will notice no difference in your streams, other than the fact that posts in collections will have a small header showing the collection they are a part of.
 
What are collections? Collections are a way of organising your posts, both new and old, by topic or content. In a way they are like tags. In a way they are like communities. In a way they are just like the G+ you have always used.

Where you used to share a post publicly or to specific circles, you can now also share them to your collections. They will behave just like private and public posts always have, appearing on your profile and in the stream of those who have you circled. As an added bonus, these posts are collected in one convenient place. Kinda like our own magazines!
 
How do I create collections?  You create them using the collections interface, available from the top-central menu bar or via the main drop-down menu. Select collections and click on Create a Collection (see image below, top left). Give it a name and choose whether it is private or public. This choice can not be changed and private collections do not behave quite the way one might expect. For example, if I have a post shared between myself and one other user and I have a private collection which only we can see, I can *not* move that post to that collection, even though the distribution lists match.
 
Once it is created, your collection will appear as a card in the list next to Create a Collection (again, see image below). Click on it to enter the collection.  You can change the cover image and background colour by clicking on the customise button. Background colours are limited to the palette presented.
 
The cover image is interactive in collections. The top and bottom are truncated in the default view. By clicking on the image, you can expand it to the crop chosen when the image was initially selected as the cover.  There are no visual guides for the truncation, but a little trial and error will get you there.
 
You can change the name of a collection by clicking on the gear icon in the bottom right corner of the cover image and selecting edit. Also take note of the setting available here: *People who have you in circles automatically follow this collection*. By default everyone who has you circled will be set to follow your public collections. THIS EXACTLY MIMICS PRE-COLLECTION BEHAVIOUR. 
 
As mentioned above, if you do nothing to the settings around collections and as long as the collection owner does not change that setting, you will see no real difference from collections.
 
You mean I can finally stop seeing all those  #tedscousins posts? How do I remove a collection from my stream?
Pout. Yes, yes you can. Just go to a profile, click on collections, and you will see all that user's collections you have access to, public and private.  Just click where it says *FOLLOWING* on the collection you wish to mute. It will change to *FOLLOW *and you are unsubscribed. Click on *FOLLOW *on any collection of interest to add it to your stream.
 
How Do I post to a Collection?
If you are posting a new post, just put the collection you want the post in where you would normally put PUBLIC or a circle name. That's it. Post as normal and the post will appear in both your stream and will be available in the collection. Easy, no?
 
How do I move existing posts to a collection
If the post is yours you can use the dropdown menu (the down pointing carat in the top right of every post) and select move post to collection, select the collection from the list and hit *move to collection*. Done and dusted. Note: posts may only be in *one* collection.   If it is someone else's post, just share it as normal, selecting the target collection.
 
I put a post in the wrong collection. How do I move it?
Well, you don't. You have to remove it first. Use the same drop down menu as we used to move the post in  (top right corner of the post) and select *remove from collection*. You may then add it to the proper collection as detailed above. *Note: *it can take several seconds for the menu in the post to catch up after removing a post from a collection. If *move to collection* is not in the menu, wait a few seconds and try again.
 
Is there any way to bulk move my old posts into collections?
Well, no. You will have to move each post individually. For those of us with many thousand posts, this will be tedious and time consuming.
 
If you are going to try moving a large number of posts to collections from your stream, I strongly suggest creating all the collections first. If you are several pages down in your stream and you want to move a post to a new collection, you will have to open a new tab and create it. Unfortunately, the collection selection list does not update on that change: you have to reload the stream or post, and add it to the new collection. If you are working through your stream this means you will have to scroll down through several pages to find your place again , for every collection you forgot at the start.
 
There you have it. What I've learned of Collections in the short time I've been able to mess with them. If you see anything I have wrong, have any questions or comments, don't hesitate to let me know below. 
 
I'm really interested to see how you all make use of this new feature.
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Collections!
Or: I can finally collect my posts by topic!
aka: I can finally follow specific topics from a person!
 
So, I am sure you have probably seen announcement of Collections. I am sure you have some questions or points of confusion, so I thought I would write this to help you out.
 
TL;DR: If you leave everything to the default settings you will notice no difference in your streams, other than the fact that posts in collections will have a small header showing the collection they are a part of.
 
What are collections? Collections are a way of organising your posts, both new and old, by topic or content. In a way they are like tags. In a way they are like communities. In a way they are just like the G+ you have always used.

Where you used to share a post publicly or to specific circles, you can now also share them to your collections. They will behave just like private and public posts always have, appearing on your profile and in the stream of those who have you circled. As an added bonus, these posts are collected in one convenient place. Kinda like our own magazines!
 
How do I create collections?  You create them using the collections interface, available from the top-central menu bar or via the main drop-down menu. Select collections and click on Create a Collection (see image below, top left). Give it a name and choose whether it is private or public. This choice can not be changed and private collections do not behave quite the way one might expect. For example, if I have a post shared between myself and one other user and I have a private collection which only we can see, I can not move that post to that collection, even though the distribution lists match.
 
Once it is created, your collection will appear as a card in the list next to Create a Collection (again, see image below). Click on it to enter the collection.  You can change the cover image and background colour by clicking on the customise button. Background colours are limited to the palette presented.
 
The cover image is interactive in collections. The top and bottom are truncated in the default view. By clicking on the image, you can expand it to the crop chosen when the image was initially selected as the cover.  There are no visual guides for the truncation, but a little trial and error will get you there.
 
You can change the name of a collection by clicking on the gear icon in the bottom right corner of the cover image and selecting edit. Also take note of the setting available here: *People who have you in circles automatically follow this collection*. By default everyone who has you circled will be set to follow your public collections. THIS EXACTLY MIMICS PRE-COLLECTION BEHAVIOUR. 
 
As mentioned above, if you do nothing to the settings around collections and as long as the collection owner does not change that setting, you will see no real difference from collections.
 
You mean I can finally stop seeing all those  #tedscousins posts? How do I remove a collection from my stream?
Pout. Yes, yes you can. Just go to a profile, click on collections, and you will see all that user's collections you have access to, public and private.  Just click where it says *FOLLOWING* on the collection you wish to mute. It will change to FOLLOW and you are unsubscribed. Click on *FOLLOW* on any collection of interest to add it to your stream.
 
How Do I post to a Collection?
If you are posting a new post, just put the collection you want the post in where you would normally put PUBLIC or a circle name. That's it. Post as normal and the post will appear in both your stream and will be available in the collection. Easy, no?
 
How do I move existing posts to a collection
If the post is yours you can use the dropdown menu (the down pointing carat in the top right of every post) and select move post to collection, select the collection from the list and hit *move to collection*. Done and dusted. Note: posts may only be in *one* collection.   If it is someone else's post, just share it as normal, selecting the target collection.
 
I put a post in the wrong collection. How do I move it?
Well, you don't. You have to remove it first. Use the same drop down menu as we used to move the post in  (top right corner of the post) and select *remove from collection*. You may then add it to the proper collection as detailed above. *Note:* it can take several seconds for the menu in the post to catch up after removing a post from a collection. If *move to collection* is not in the menu, wait a few seconds and try again.
 
Is there any way to bulk move my old posts into collections?
Well, no. You will have to move each post individually. For those of us with many thousand posts, this will be tedious and time consuming.
 
If you are going to try moving a large number of posts to collections from your stream, I strongly suggest creating all the collections first. If you are several pages down in your stream and you want to move a post to a new collection, you will have to open a new tab and create it. Unfortunately, the collection selection list does not update on that change: you have to reload the stream or post, and add it to the new collection. If you are working through your stream this means you will have to scroll down through several pages to find your place again , for every collection you forgot at the start.
 
There you have it. What I've learned of Collections in the short time I've been able to mess with them. If you see anything I have wrong, have any questions or comments, don't hesitate to let me know below. 
 
I'm really interested to see how you all make use of this new feature.
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My pleasure, +Ganesh Nayak, glad you found it useful.
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Politics: Trying to Understand:  Scenario One
I'd appreciate honest and constructive answers.
Civility is not optional

You work in a large organization and have been tasked with setting up a luncheon for several hundred people. You arrive a few minutes before hand to find that a couple of individuals have piled all the food onto one table for two -  their own.

Do you::
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Reward them for their initiative.
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Throw 'em out and feed the banquet
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Other, detailed in the comments
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My option could potentially involve guns. 
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Some of #tedscousins  might have touch of the old road rage... 
Thanks, +Lisa Cohen :D
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The Inflamed Tailfin Baboon. Rare species.
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Some of   #tedscousins  remind #Ted  of a CyberMan... with a flower behind his ear :D
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Another of #Tedscousins  ping +Ted Ewen 
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As easy as it may be to see Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) presidential campaign as a quixotic exercise,  _launched by a candidate who doesn’t really expect to hold national office, Alex Seitz-Wald reported on the Vermont independent’s strong start as a White House hopeful._

Sen. Bernie Sanders raised more than $1.5 million in the 24-hours since he announced his presidential run, his campaign announced Friday.
 
It’s a strong performance for a candidate many pundits have dismissed as fringe, outpacing Republican candidates who have recently announced.

In a statement, Tad Devine, a Sanders adviser who worked as a top aide to Al Gore and John Kerry, described the $1.5 million first-day haul as “*a remarkable start for Bernie’s campaign.”
 
While one certainly expects a candidate’s aides to say things like this about their own campaign, Devine’s boast is rooted in fact. Indeed, there are two striking details about Sanders’ early fundraising success.
 
The first is the number of donors. The senator talked to Greg Sargent on Friday, and Sanders explained, “We have received 35,000 donations. You know what the average donation was? $43. We raised a million and a half dollars in 24 hours with an average donation of $43."
 
Raising lots of money from a handful of billionaire benefactors is one thing; collecting 35,000 contributions in one day is evidence of a different kind of support base.
 
The second is how impressive the first-day haul is as compared to most of the other announced candidates. As the msnbc report noted, “Sen. Marco Rubio raised $1.25 million in the day after announcing his campaign, Sen. Ted Cruz raised $1 million, while Sen. Rand Paul raised about $750,000.”
 
Or in chart form:
http://goo.gl/dlMluU

It’s worth noting that there’s some question about Rand Paul’s exact tally – he’d raised about $750,000 by the evening of his first day as a candidate, but his overhaul receipts may have been closer to $1 million by the time the clock struck midnight. Either way, however, the Kentucky Republican, like his GOP brethren, fell short of Sanders’ first day.
 
And what about Hillary Clinton? We simply don’t know. Each of the other announced candidates volunteered information on their initial fundraising, but the Democratic frontrunner did not.
 
Of course, it’s too soon to say whether Sanders simply capitalized on the excitement surrounding his first day as a presidential candidate. In order to be competitive over the long haul against a powerful rival, the senator will have to raise tens of millions of dollars, which will require more than just an initial burst of interest.
 
Complicating matters a bit, Sanders also told Greg Sargent that there will be no allied super PAC, which will make this approach to campaign financing that much more difficult.
 
Still, Sanders hopes to prove that he can be a competitive national candidate by doing things his way. His first day of fundraising probably won’t cause too much consternation within Team Clinton, but it does suggest he’s off to a good start.
 
Postscript: Sanders currently has about 7% support in the presidential primaries. That gives him more Democratic backing than most Republican candidates in the GOP field, nearly all of whom generate far more attention.

#Sanders2016  
Will Bernie Sanders' initial fundraising scare Hillary Clinton? Probably not. Does it suggest he's off to a surprisingly good start>? Yes it does.
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If we hadn't met Hillary (and weren't a Girls Club) I'd be Bernie all the way. Can we hope for Veep? Or is he better as a high profile conscience?
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What are we asking?
#Sanders2016  
 
Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson, and Bernie Sanders have all entered the race for President. Take a look at some of the top trends around each! #googletrends  #2016
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I'd rather you did :P
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They're here!
 
Introducing Google+ Collections, a new way to group your posts by topic

Our happiest Google+ users are those who connect with others around shared interests and passions. So we set out to give people a place to express the things they love. Today, we’re announcing Google+ Collections, a new way to group your posts by topic.

Every collection is a focused set of posts on a particular topic, providing an easy way for you to organize all the things you’re into. Each collection can be shared publicly, privately, or with a custom set of people. Once you create your first collection, your profile will display a new tab where other people can find and follow your collections.

Posts in collections you follow will appear in your Home stream, with a link to easily jump right into the collection so you can get to similar content from that author. Collections give you a great way to find more of the stuff you love from the people you follow.

Collections is available on Android and the web, and iOS is coming later. For Android users, make sure to update your Google+ app to get access to Collections.

For inspiration on interesting topics, check out our Featured Collections page here: g.co/collections

Create your collections today and share what you love.

If you have questions then also be sure to check out our Help Center content http://goo.gl/zyIVMH; if you still can’t find an answer then please post your question in the Collections subcategory. 

Best,
Moritz & Claire
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I'm reservedly hopeful.
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Born in the 60's. Raised in the 70's. Let loose in the 80's. Worked as a Nomad through the '80s, '90s, and '00s . Settled in Denmark with my wife in 2008. We've since added a cat (now two) and 12 chickens. We live the hermit life in the countryside outside Copenhagen, Denmark.

I try to live my life in such a way that I do the least harm I can to the people around me while trying to add value to the world. I'm not particularly greedy, nor am I driven into pursuit of fame, or power, or renown.  I am driven by imagination. I am driven by compassion. I am driven by a combination of "What can we make to make things better?" and "What is over the next hill?". I am driven by curiosity.  I am driven by "How?". Most of all I am driven by "Why!?"

My interests are varied. My dreams and imaginings are vast and complex. I know I am just a speck of life on a speck of a planet in a wholly undistinguished part of the multiverse and  I know that, while I may never see those dreams achieved, I have become a much better me than many expected or allowed for.

Meanwhile, I am frantically looking for a way to open the console on this thing we call life. I've a couple of commands I'd like to run after I load an early save game...
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