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Ayse Pinar Saygin
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Is there still not a way to nest or subtract circles here without installing some kind of plug-in? E.g., I want to see every circle except one (bloggers, media etc who post too often for me to keep up with). The only option seems to be to "block" them or unfollow them. But I just want to mute them and see my friends' posts. Is there no way to do this? Google really decided to create sets without giving us even the option to do the simplest test operations? Really annoying that they can't be bothered with something so simple yet critical!

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Everyone needs to know what is happening. We can't continue to bury our heads in sand any more. The links and videos on this page are depressing. Please watch them anyway.

http://www.adbusters.org/blogs/adbusters-blog/suppressing-nonviolent-dissent.html

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"what is at issue is the dismantling of public education in California. Just six years ago, tuition at the University of California was $5357. Tuition is currently $12,192. According to current proposals, it will be $22,068 by 2015-2016. We have discussed this in my classes, and about one third of my students report that their families would likely have to pull them out of school..."

"Apparently, in the state of California felons incarcerated for violent crimes have rights that students at public universities do not."

"These issues go to the core of what democracy means. We have a major economic crisis in this country that was brought on by the greedy and irresponsible behavior of big banks. No banker has been arrested, and certainly none have been pepper sprayed. Arrests and chemical assault is for those trying to defend their homes, their jobs, and their schools.

These are not trivial matters. This is a moment to stand up and be counted. I am proud to teach at a university where students have done so."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-ostertag/uc-davis-protest_b_1103039.html

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If you have not seen this, you really should. She is a HERO and example to all: Olbermann Interviews Dorli Rainey 84 Year Old Pepper Sprayed By Seattle Cops

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http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2011/sep11/09-07MSSTEMSurveyPR.mspx

According to Microsoft's recent findings from national surveys, we now have information about how students can be better prepared and encouraged to pursue post-secondary education in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. The US is going to have 1.2 million job openings in STEM related fields by 2018; however, there will be a shortage of qualified STEM students to fill the spots. Here are some Microsoft STEM survey key findings:57% of STEM college students said that before going to college, a teacher or class got them interested in STEM Male students (51%) were more likely than female students (35%) to pursue STEM because they enjoyed playing with games and toys, reading books, and participated in clubs that were focused on their chosen subject areas Female students (49%) were more likely than male students (34%) to say they chose STEM to make a difference

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It's a bit dark but here's a video of the magnetic nail polish & barberpole illusion: Layla Magneffect Magnetic Nail Polish Barberpole Illusion

It's a bit dark but here's a video of the magnetic nail polish & barberpole illusion

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I have finally gotten my hands on magnetic nail polish. LOVE! Not only did I get to nerd out with magnets and nail polish, I now have the Barberpole Illusion working on my nails when I rotate my hands! I cant' wait to take to polish to the MRI scanner!
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It's really a bizarre industry. Is it because academics are too afraid and/or busy to rock the boat?

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What was that about hats again?
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