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sudo brew me a samichlaus
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cool, do you do mail order?
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Very cool.
Collusion. If you're not paying for something, you're not the customer; you're the product being sold. - Andrew Lewis. This page provides an interactive, real-time visualization of the ent...
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The design philosophy of this gov't video site I'm scraping appears to be rooted in Emerson's aphorism about hobgoblins.
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Oh, I guess the 'no icon' thing was cached.
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Good illustration of a deeply broken system.
Elizabeth Stark originally shared:
 
This American Life highlights a serious problem for innovation: patent trolling and Intellectual Ventures.

I have heard this quote nearly word-for-word from others in the field:

Chris Sacca says Intellectual Ventures' pitch to pay them tens of thousands to millions of dollars as "insurance" against patent lawsuits reminds him of "a mafia-style shakedown, where someone comes in the front door of your building and says, 'It would be a shame if this place burnt down. I know the neighborhood really well and I can make sure that doesn't happen.'"
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A government video site, unscrapable due to inconsistency and either sheer incompetence or malice? CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. They can't even get the dates in their filenames right...
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Yeah, that's pretty much what I did -- it may have had a function to check whether there was actually a session on a given day to handle number transpositions.   I thought I had the code on github but it looks like maybe not...  IIRC = if i recall correctly
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I just +1'd PloS ONE when I meant to PLoS a +1. So it goes.
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I wonder how long before google+ circles become venn diagrams.
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I hope not long. I know nested circles is one of the most common requests. I'd love set Intersection and Difference, too. Just being able to Union is for chumps.
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Much of this hadn't occurred to me.
Yonatan Zunger originally shared:
 
Circle Strategies

Lots of people have been posting strategies for organizing your circles on Google+, and I thought it would be nice to pull together some of the most interesting ones I've seen. (These come from a lot of people!)

* Have circles corresponding to groups of people which match groups that you would chat with in your life; e.g., particular groups of friends, family, and so on. Don't obsess over how to partition people; if someone fits naturally into both circles, put them in both. These are your "sharing circles," and are great both to read (you're now hanging out with just this group!) and to share with.

* Have other circles corresponding to groups of people you like to read, but don't necessarily want to follow or specifically share with. e.g., "Random interesting people," "Musicians," "Friends." (See how that's different? All your friends in one pile, rather than chopped up.) These are your "viewing circles."

* A "local people to hang out with" circle can be very useful when you want to see who's up for dinner.

* Create a couple of empty circles for your own purposes -- e.g., "drafts" or "bookmarks." That way, when you come across something that you want to save for your own reference, you can share it with that circle, and only you can see it.

* If you have a lot of circles, give them slightly layered names. "Sharing: College Friends", "Sharing: Extended Family", "Viewing: Tech Press" will group circles together for easy access. (This is a temporary hack, of course, until there's a better way to do this -- but it's easy to rename your circles later to get rid of this)

* Important point: When people you don't know start following you, don't sweat it, and don't add them to any circles. Circles are useful when you want to follow someone, or when you actually have a relationship with them and want to share things with them. If people are just following you asymmetrically, that means that they want to see your public posts. Basically, they're your fans. :) You can see what they're posting in your Incoming stream and then add them to circles if you decide to later on.

Are there any good techniques I've missed? What methods have other people found useful?
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I animate and occasionally interrogate corpora of public domain (and otherwise public) videos and metadata using free and open standards, tools and frameworks.
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