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Chris Halsall
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Might be a long-shot, but the potential upside is incredible!  Worth $100 or so.

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Here's another video of humans doing amazing things... In this case it's two guys "free-climbing" to the top of a 1768 foot tower...

I used to climb towers myself. The highest I've ever free-climbed is 150 feet. Not much difference if you fell, but the higher you are the more time you have to think about maybe you should have taken that desk job....
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That makes me damn glad having a office job...the only thing i can fall down from is my chair.....xD

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No one can say I don't have a sense of humour....

This is me getting the "ultimate shit" down-down at a Barbados Hash House Harriers (BH3) run.

The rule is that if you don't drink your drink "in one", it gets poured over your head. Since the Religious Advisor (RA) had punished me with seven "Busta"'s (a very sweet Bajan beverage) I knew I could not drink it in all at once, so I'd might as well wear it it all...

For anyone who lives in Barbados, or is visiting, the BH3 is a very friendly group, and welcome all newcomers. (And, no, not everyone is subjected to this kind of thing during the "Down-Downs".)
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One of my very favourite artists is Laurie Anderson. She's just so eclectic and brilliant.
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Chris, I run Ubuntu 10.07 and initially I was having that problem, but I fixed it with a patch I found online. It was an issue with flash.

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That is very generous of you, Chris. Thank you. Should you decide to sell signed copies, give us a shout here. $$ ;)

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I'm very proud to announce the public release of the HIVGateway.

Please spread the word, and let's help erradicate this disease!
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Good job

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Being the geek I am, I've created a site to help coordinate the efforts of Graphical Processor Units (GPUs) owners to help with the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS).

Please see

And if you have a GPU and aren't yet playing with us, please consider doing so....
Progress Reports on the Trial Factoring Efforts of Mersenne Prime Candidates.
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So, I just brought version 2.1 of the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) Visualisation Tool on-line.

This won't make much sense to most of you, but for those who participate in GIMPS it can be quite useful.
Progress Reports on the Trial Factoring Efforts of Mersenne Prime Candidates.
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That is really cool. Thanks Chris!

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This is absolutely amazing!!! These guys are insane! And I so want to try this....
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Wow! this is amazing. I've seen some of those flights before, but this is great collage edit!!

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So I received an e-mail today from Google.

"Welcome to Google Accounts. To activate your account and verify your email address, please click the following link:

[A very long and complicated URL.]

"If you've received this mail in error, it's likely that another user
entered your email address while trying to create an account for a different email address. If you don't click the verification link, the account won't be activated.

"If you didn't request this email, but you decide to use this account, or delete it, you'll first need to reset the account password by entering your email address at:

[Another even longer and more complicated URL.]

Strangely, no where was I give the option of communicating to Google that the request was fraudulent.

Oh, and just to be clear, the e-mail was sent by Google, and the above redacted URLS started with
Search the world's information, including webpages, images, videos and more. Google has many special features to help you find exactly what you're looking for.
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Google, like any Web property that uses email verification to create accounts, probably gets many 1000s of unconsummated sign-up attempts.

Many are probably fraudulent, but using humans to vett the complaints is probably not practical from a labor standpoint.

However, it would not surprise me at all if there was in place an automated process that looks at the source (where the attempts come from, what mail servers, IPs and such they come from or flow through) of attempts that are never concluded, and the email addresses they use, for patterns of fraud.

Google certainly has the code monkey talent to develop such an application to ferret out the fraud (probably mostly spammers) attempts through the email verification process completely free of human intervention...

Or they could have their pigeons do it:

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So... Google+ (G+). Google's answer to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn et al. It's interesting watching the "big boys" play, isn't it?

I have to say, for the little time I've been using G+, I can see the potential against the others. And I do use all the others, although only rarely.

But there are still many rough edges still to be sanded -- things which you would think would be easy, aren't. And things which happen which you don't necessarily expect.

Like, for example, I didn't realize that creating a public Album would create a post. Particularly considering I hadn't finished uploaded the images to it. Next, how does one edit the public caption for an album after it's creation. Can't seem to figure out how (I only wanted to edit a single word, and it's not a big deal, but it would be nice to have the option).

Another example, after inviting someone, if you add them immediately to a "Circle" (which you are given the option to do), and then sometime in the future visit the "Circles" tab, you're given the option of inviting them again. Did the first invite not go out? you ask yourself. So you invite them again, only to be told that the invitee has received two invites. Some might consider that spam...

But, let's be fair. This is, in true Google fashion, a "Beta". A trial. With only a few (million) selected people using it (read: everyone who's willing to give it a go who knows someone who already is).

We live in interesting times....
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thanks for the invite
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Wrote the Voice over IP policy which became law in Barbados, which allowed Bajans to finally legally use VoIP technologies to increase their competitiveness with the world..
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