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Sam Peck
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+Bradley Horowitz +Sergey Brin +Larry Page ... 

How cool would it be to have the parking lot at Google filled with these? Not to mention snow free sidewalks... being able to charge all your electric cars in said parking lot by induction... and countless other applications? I bet you could run Google Fiber through them to reach a HUGE consumer base who would choose you over the cable conglomerates. (just sayin') 

(including but not limited to reasserting your role as the absolute coolest company on the planet 'paving' the way to a future without fossil fuels and being able to put on a killer light show in the process)

#innovation   #coolbeyondwords  

Just file this under "Thank you little Google+ user who is annoying me but I'll tolerate you because you're just slightly more awesome than you are annoying" 

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Amazon Yesterday Shipping!

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lol I know!

(I didn't make this)
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This has to be the best creation from The Oatmeal so far. And Nikola Tesla was indeed the greatest geek, he is the inventor who I admire the most.

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Ganked from the Book of Face.

#BookOfFace #TehLULz #Avengers
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What'd ya know, cancer could be environmental after all. +Doug Peck

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Nice! Accessible explanation of political systems and why the way you count the votes dictates much of the way the system functions.
Filling in my vote for Mayor of London, which uses a not great form of AV, but is still much better than the FPTP: The Problems with First Past the Post Voting Explained

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Because of the self taught nature of much of the mathematics I know, I can relate to solving problems this way...and it's always easier to explain to non mathematicians.
An interesting article, but I am linking it mostly for the impressive use of animated images to effectively convey mathematical intuition (in this case, an intuitive understanding of integration, of solving equations, and of the phase space approach to solving ODEs). (Via Michael Lugo.)

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Pakistan has decided that internet censorship is unconstitutional while the rest of the world works on passing laws like #ACTA and #CISPA .

Bit of irony there, don't you think?

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How America is making Mexico fat.

The US government's food policy is geared almost entirely to producing the maximum number of calories at the minimum price.

Taxpayer funded subsidies for the industries that produce sugar, meat, corn and soy (but not for nutritious foods) has driven down the market price (but not the actual price) of junk food, candy and soda for years, fueling America's trillion-dollar obesity- and diabetes-driven health crisis.

But according to a new study called "Exporting Obesity" by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, has enabled Mexico to get in on America's cheap calories.

The costs of these staples has changed what's available in Mexican supermarkets, and how much it costs for consumers to buy.

As a result, the calories Mexicans get from fat in their diet rose nearly 30 percent in just 11 years, from 1988 to 1999.

The consumption of soft drinks in Mexico rose by 37% from 1984 to 1998.

It's time for American taxpayers to stop paying for the junk-food industry's corporate welfare.

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/05/03/study-us-exporting-obesity-to-mexico
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