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Jonathan Brier
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Citizen Science Advocate, Environmentally Conscious Geek, Information Addict.
Citizen Science Advocate, Environmentally Conscious Geek, Information Addict.

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Beware cheap cables: Some issues found put your devices at risk. Make sure to check out his reviews, they may save your device.

I'm very happy to see people out there verifying and rating cables. This comes at the right time, days before my first USB C device arrives.

If you find or have verified his findings it would be of value to comment on those products. #devicesafty   #designtospec  
My team at Google has been very big proponents and innovators of USB Type-C. I've worked on two Pixel products now that use the connector and its related technologies (Power Delivery, Alternate Mode, USB 3.1). It really is an amazing little connector.

However, now that there are more and more Type C products rolling out from Nexus, One+, Nokia, and more, this I have found painfully true : USB Type-C will only be as good as its ecosystem, and more specifically, the worst of its ecosystem.

I have started reviewing USB cables on Amazon because I have gotten fed up with the early cables from 3rd party vendors that so blatantly flaunt the specification and I want to hold them to task.

You may not just get weird behavior from your devices with these bad cables... What some these vendors are doing is downright dangerous.

I've been contemplating setting up a blog where I document bad cables and perhaps give some insights into USB Type C as well.

#USB   #TypeC ,
#Nexus   #ChromebookPixel   #PixelC  

 Edit : Want to help check your questionable cables, and have a Pixel 2015?
https://plus.google.com/+BensonLeung/posts/jGP5249NppF
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Sweden has a research project to build a portal for Citizen Science called Medborgarforskning found at https://medborgarforskning.se . If you know of Swedish #citizenscience project they are gathering a list via the form at the bottom of the project homepage.

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If you're shopping in Chrome on Amazon this is an extension you should install to make sure you're checking out at smile.amazon.com to give a portion of the purchase to a charity of your choice. #givingtuesday every day.
Smile Always
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Looking for comments on the recent #openaccess summary of the workshop on #citizenscience mobile apps and platforms.
What is your reaction or feedback on what citizen science platforms and apps are doing, could do better, and/or should be doing?

This #openaccess paper summarizes a workshops on principles to follow and consider.

https://doi.org/10.3897/rio.3.e21283
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What is your reaction or feedback on what citizen science platforms and apps are doing, could do better, and/or should be doing?

This #openaccess paper summarizes a workshops on principles to follow and consider.

https://doi.org/10.3897/rio.3.e21283

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GBIF launched its new website, here is a highlight of GBIF information gif of 1600-2017 data at 50 year increments. Shows how much recorded data that is shared explodes over time.
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Historic brewing... So much work.
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A mouth watering strawberry preservation technique from one of my favorite YouTube food channels.
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Will you speak up and stop the frequent use of captive portals?
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Interestingly the states that have higher data literacy also have man tech jobs and a good technology industry... go figure. Through data literacy and open access we can build value for all states.

https://www.datainnovation.org/2017/07/the-best-states-for-data-innovation/
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