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Marc Paul Rubin
Works at Jay's Island Research & Development
Attended Arizona State University
Lives in Seaside, OR
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Principal Engineer, Jay's Island R&D
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  • Jay's Island Research & Development
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    Principal R&D Engineer, Consulting Software Developer
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  • Multi Phase Research
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  • GenRad, Advanced Technology Division
  • MICOR Systems Development Group
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Brownsmead, OR - Hurricane, UT - Tempe, AZ - Oclawaha, FL - Bronx, NY
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Professional interests include (alphabetically): BCI (Brain Computer Interface), Digital Democracy, Electronic Outlining (using Zim-Wiki), Free Open Source Software (FOSS / FLOSS), FreeBSD, GTD (Getting Things Done, David Allen), Linux (Salix / Slackel / Slackware), Neurofeedback (NFB), OpenBSD, OpenEEG, OpenVIBE, Privacy / Security, Python, Software Development.
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"You Can #Quack That."
 
Personal interests include 12-string guitar and 3D stereo photography (stereoscopy), among many others.
 
One sure way to get blocked: add trolling comments to my posts without reading the linked articles or viewing the videos.
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  • Arizona State University
  • Mesa Community College
  • City College of New York
  • Bronx High School of Science
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Good Karma From Heartbleed -- The OpenSSL project has received thousands of dollars in donations, inspired by news about their financial situation...
 
The linked Times article is freely available now, at least in the U.S. and U.K. To clarify the reference to "eyeballs" in that article:
 
This very short reference clarifies "Linus' Law:" <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linus%27_Law>.
 
Via +Tony Sidaway
 
#Caturday   #DavidCrosby #SeparatedAtBirth  
 
Yes, that's my cat Sugar in the picture.

Subsctber-only article link, alas
The bug that rattled the Internet last week exposed the paradox that some of the web’s most crucial coding depends on the efforts of volunteers.
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Turn The World Around One More Time -- Most effective strategy to deal with greed and corruption? Offer increased profitability with lower cash outlay:
 
Would be great to see this take effect in our lifetime. It already feels good to see Per Siden posting again here on G+!
 
Abbott's government again proved wrong on dismantling LRET
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+Schneider Electric concludes that extending - or even more so, expanding - Australia’s renewable energy target would lead to lower electricity prices.

"[Pacific Hydro general manager] Lane Crockett said the analysis [...] clearly demonstrats that zero fuel cost renewable energy will act as a hedge against future price rises in coal and gas."

"The analysis is important in the light of claims made by incumbent generators about the cost of the renewable energy target on consumers, and some even wilder claims in conservative commentators that renewables could add 50 % to consumer bills by 2020." 
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Yes I've occasionally seen your comments on other folks' posts here Per, and am happy that you have a real life to be preoccupied with ;-> Personally I've been on a very long strange trip, and that's finally begun to resolve into a new chapter in life: 
 
So for now I still "need the eggs" gathered from interacting here. I do share your concerns about G+, and will continue to test viable alternative "federated social nets" as they arise...
 
Some old-timers have indeed left in protest and/or disgust, while others cut way back or changed their posting styles. I've adapted to the new idiom of eye-catching photos, .GIFs, and videos, with posts and comments in a shorter format. That's been a good challenge for me to tighten up my writing, as I tend to be long-winded :-| 
 
Also began a couple of G+ Communities and joined a few others, as a way to connect more closely with folks who share one or more of my wide range of interests.
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Free/Libre Open Source Seedware -- "It creates a parallel system, a new space where breeders and farmers can share seeds..."
 
"Designed to keep the new seeds free for all people to grow, breed and share for perpetuity, with the goal of protecting the plants from patents and other restrictions down the line."
 
The new license still remains to be tested in court. Details at <http://www.opensourceseedinitiative.org/> and <http://www.news.wisc.edu/22748>.
 
H/t +Jay Fuerstenberg and +Dan Gillmor
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Nice Opportunity
 
Help Me Obi Wan

I'm looking for more ideas for astronomy/astrophysics posts, so if you have topics you'd like to see, let me know.  Particularly if there are basic concepts you'd like to see explained.
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Spasers -- Still just a model, these totally carbon-based nanoscale lasers could revolutionize technology. "[R]esearch showed for the first time that graphene and carbon nanotubes can interact and transfer energy to each other through light."
 
"These optical interactions are very fast and energy-efficient, and so are suitable for applications such as computer chips... [E]xtremely thin mobile phone[s] could be printed on clothing."
 
Then, in case this new tech ends up causing cancer, spasers also hold promise as an improved form of oncology treatment: "We can... destroy individual cancer cells without harming the healthy cells in the body."
 
Plus, spasers could be way more useful than the "Spastic Phasers" I originally imagined when first seeing the OP by
+Katrin Boeke-Purkis  ;-|
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Thanks +JUDITH ZASLOW, for visiting Google Plus and re-sharing this post! (This comment is Publicly visible, BTW.)
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V Configuration? -- At least one interesting comment about this, on the re-share by +Garance A Drosehn.
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Thanks Evelyn, will check that when I'm back on my main laptop!
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Harry Potter And The Ents -- Evokes memories of a very old Juniper tree in the woods near Prescott, Arizona.
 
In the canyon...
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Lovely. Lots of great ancient tracks and byways round here... Very hobbity :) 
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Crossing The Sea -- This just looks bizarre: has anyone ever seen it IRL?
 
Via +Karen Raynor 
 
Cool Picture & Fact: This is called cross sea. In surface navigation, a cross sea is a sea state with two wave systems traveling at oblique angles. This may occur when water waves from one weather system continue despite a shift in wind. Waves generated by the new wind run at an angle to the old, creating a shifting, dangerous pattern. Until the older waves have dissipated, they create a serious sea hazard.

Originally posted to reddit by chiliwhip
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Thanks so much for following through, +Kim Nilsson! That inspired me to trace a chain of links from your top one, and I found a photo with this very relevant caption, in the Gallery section here:
 
"A WWII German bunker on a beach in Île de Ré (Plage des Quatre Sergents)." <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%8Ele_de_R%C3%A9#Gallery>...
 
While that photo may detail something other than our "lava bar / sunken submarine," it's clear that the Germans were busy very nearby. Just a coincidence?
 
Here's background info about the Atlantic Wall WWII military fortifications in the area: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_Wall>.
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Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland
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Here's one in Finland: http://youtu.be/gtYVup1G06s I'd rather be shipwrecked on an a tropical island.
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Audit OpenSSL Again -- "It was last done in 2002." ... "Security experts acknowledge that open source is the best model for crypto..."
 
"[O]ne thing conspicuously missing from the downshouting against OpenSSL is any pointer to a closed-source implementation that is known to have a lower defect rate over time." -- Eric Raymond
 
"But a more thoughtful article in Wired still lists a series of potential criticisms of open source which could equally apply to proprietary code in the same roles. The big difference? We would likely never know they applied."
 
"Closed development by unknown teams hidden behind corporate PR would seek to hide the truth, as well as prevent anyone from properly analyzing the issue once it became known."
 
Hey you want to comment here? First read Simon's entire InfoWorld article! Then consider commenting on his OP to engage directly with the author.
 
Heartbleed is not a problem made worse by open source. But there's plenty of ways things could be better, if only the myriad corporations dependent on OpenSSL had an incentive to engage instead of freeload. Here's my proposal for how to make that happen.
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