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Vlad Bobleanta
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Attended Universitatea de Vest din Timisoara
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How much do you trust your brain? We're asking, because a new study published in Psychological Science provides scientific evidence that it's not hard to
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Maybe not spectacular, but interesting nevertheless.
Of all the things you'd expect to find at the bottom of the ocean, a small village of old New York subway cars may not cross your mind. But for over a decade, subway cars have been discarded into the Atlantic in an environmental effort to create artificial reef habitats for fostering sea life. Photographer Stephen Mallon was lucky enough to witness and document the spectacle over a three year period.
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The worst smog of the year so far swept into Beijing this week, coating the city in a grainy, deep grey murk on par with what the city endured in 2013, pictured above. China is trying, hard, to get its air quality problem under control, and is considering some seriously wacky ways to do it. Unfortunately, the only one that will work is also the most difficult.
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This might be useful considering the changes. 
Lollipop changed the notification settings we all knew and loved but in a rather unintuitive way. It's so unintuitive I felt the need to write this guide. In short: you can do (almost1) everything you used to be able to...
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WTF?!
The only thing worse than all the junk mail stuffed in your mailbox is finding a card that's actually addressed to you, but is covered in mounds of glitter. The shiny stuff ends up all over your hands, your face, and your home, and it's all but impossible to clean up. So that's why a glitter bomb, courtesy of ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com, is the perfect prank.
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The word "maybe" is conspicuously missing from this headline, but still, this is pretty big. 
Doctors dream of helping the paralzyed walk through implants that stimulate their spinal cords, but current technology makes that impossible; these stiff
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I can talk English, I can walk English, I can laugh English, I can run English.
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"Whose phone charger is that sticking out of the wall? Oh. It must be Ben's. Ben always leaves his charger at work. Classic Ben!" Alas, it's not Ben's..
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An impossibly long, single-lane tunnel is your only way into Whittier, and your only way out. Make it to the other end of those dimly lit miles, and you'll find all the ingredients of a city. Except instead of a sprawling, urban center, this town has been scaled to fit almost entirely into one lonely Alaskan tower.
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Doug Hindson's short Dis\connect gives a powerful answer to an important question:Why do we keep sharing our edited lives and avidly connecting to others through Facebook, Twitter, or Whatsapp all the time? His answer is simple, one that I'm sure you have all thought about before.
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  • GSMArena.com
    Writer, 2014 - present
  • UnwiredView.com
    Editor, 2010 - 2014
  • Download Squad
    Blogger, 2010 - 2011
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Things that interest me

In no particular order, here's the ever-expanding list: tech, mobile, science, the Web, and whatever else showcases human innovation at a given time. Generally anything NEW.

About me

It should go without saying that I very much enjoy talking about the aforementioned subjects, but I'm open to a lot more. Generally, if something doesn't reek of ignorance, I'm game. 

I enjoy learning new things, whatever the domain. In fact, I'd like to know everything. I know I never will, but the more I know, the more I can understand. And understanding represents my intellectual bliss.

How I use Google+ and what I post

Google+ is my main social avenue these days (followed by Twitter and Facebook). 

I very much enjoy the conversations that spring up around here, and I love following interesting people.

That's why I don't auto-follow back. I do try to check out the profile of each person that has added me to their circles, and if they're interesting, I will add them back. This has worked so far because under 1,000 people decided I was interesting enough to follow (it's cool, though!). If the numbers ever shoot up way past that, I can't promise I'll still be able to go through each profile. So the best thing to do if you want to get my attention is make a great, funny, smart comment on one of my posts. :)

Be advised that I may not post anything for a few days, then 'flood' your stream with 10 or so posts at short intervals. Please don't whine about this. Sometimes I feel like sharing stuff, sometimes I don't. That's just it.

Sometimes I post my opinions on things that interest me. After having ignored my personal blogs for a very long time, this is the only place I have left to share my thoughts which don't fit on Unwired View (which is where I blog, by the way).

Mostly though I post links to stories. These are stories I find while browsing the Web or going through my Google Reader feeds.

The stories that I link to
  • I've read them all
  • I consider them (very) interesting
  • I generally agree with the sentiment of the posts I link to. For example, if there's a big story out there, I'll choose the post that best reflects my view on the issue and link to that. However, sometimes I just post stuff because I feel I need to draw your attention to it. Generally when I don't agree with something I link to, that will be made painfully clear in the bit above the link.
The way I post stories

Above the link, you may see one or both of the following:
  • My opinion on the matter (written in normal text, like here)
  • An excerpt from the linked story which I consider most relevant for its contents (this will be in italics, like here)
When both of these items are included in one of my posts, they're always going to be in the order represented above (opinion first, excerpt second).
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  • Universitatea de Vest din Timisoara
    Jurnalism + Engleza, 2003 - 2007
  • Liceul Teoretic William Shakespeare Timisoara
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