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Works at Aurora Metro Publications
Attended The prestigious Cruella de Vil College of Evil in Stoke Poges
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A gentle reminder not to become slave to a schedule:
Punctuwool

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Excellent.
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101 uses for a 1967 Fender Stratocaster, #17:

A flavourless but long-lasting lollipop.
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from +Matthew Caldwell 
I had to repost, just so I could +1 it.
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Viking Kids
Because sometimes it takes a child to raze a village

via +Keith J Davies 
 
Bwahahahaha!

Via +Brett B
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+Google+ Your auto hash tags are were perfect. Why'd you silently remove them?
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And, yet again, the Dalai Lama cuts through all the crap with one sentence:

"Warm-heartedness and concern for others' well-being are a condition for happiness, whether you are religious or not."
 
I like this one.
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"Why am I keeping this?"

... is a question I should ask myself more often.

[image: random unidentifiable object]

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A collection of US abuse and assault helplines

I just came across this on Reddit, and I'm resharing because you never know how, where or when someone needing help might stumble across them.

National Hotlines- Toll Free. Confidential. 24/7.
LoveIsRespect.org National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline 1.866.331.9474
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1.800.799.SAFE(7233)
National Youth Crisis Line 1.800.442.HOPE(4673)
National Sexual Assault Hotline 1.800.656.HOPE(4673)
National Center for Victims of Crime* 1.800.FYI.CALL(1-800-394-2255)*Monday-Friday 8:30am-8:30pm ET
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Never hesitate to call any of these numbers if you need some help.
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And here are some additional websites.
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www.loveisrespect.org[1] The National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
www.loveisnotabuse.com[2] Liz Claiborne’s dating violence prevention website
www.seeitandstopit.org[3] A teen organization dedicated to preventing dating violence
www.breakthecycle.org[4] A site dedicated to empowering youth to end domestic violence
www.theredflagcampaign.org[5] The red flag campaign encourages students to speak up about warning signs of abuse.
www.endabuse.org[6] The Family Violence Prevention Fund is a national non-profit organization that focuses on domestic violence education, prevention and public policy reform.
www.uhavetheright.net[7] Information on teen dating violence awareness
www.rainn.org[8] Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network- Nation's largest anti-sexual assualt organization
www.joyfulheartfoundation.org[9] Helping survivors of sexual assault heal mind, body and spirit
www.thesafespace.org[10] Comprehensive source to learn about dating violence
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If anyone has any suggested additions - or reasons to remove any of these from the list - please lemme know. Ta.
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Afterlife is Meaningless Without Afterafterlife

An excellent find, via +Magnus Bergmark 
 
I think this is Darkmatter2525's best video yet. Thanks GrappelingIgnorance and Darkmatter2525 for blessing us with this!
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The sarcasm is razor sharp! 
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Lionesses get constipated too
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest, the public is being given the opportunity to vote for their favorite images. Here are some astonishing wildlife photos that are seriously deserving of your vote.
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snerk at your commentary... Gorgeous images...
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Laminated frogs!


Edit: updating with credits, now I've found them: h/t to +Mace Moneta for commenting on the resemblance, and +duane attaway for the share.
 
Baby Stingrays. 
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Amazing looking creatures.
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#io14request #notifications #comment   #email #archive  

Dear Googles +Google+ Help
While I'm on a roll - and while I'm getting replies :-) - here's one that would be quite easy to implement :-)

You already have 80% of a built-in auto-archiving tool for comments. Why not make it 100%?

I'm talking about the fact that you can configure G+ to email you other people's comments on posts. But it won't currently email you your own comments, and can't be configured to. If it did, you could painlessly obtain an automatic email summary of any comment thread. At present, your own comments are the only ones missing! So, you get almost a complete archive, but not quite. One can work round it by setting up two accounts that always both comment on a thread, but why not just give us the right feature anyway?


Just expand the Settings page slightly:
Before:
Receive notifications
Be notified by email or phone when someone...

X Mentions you in a post
X Shares a post with you directly
X Shares a post and they're in a circle that you subscribe to
X Comments on a post that you created
X Comments on a post after you've commented on it

After:
Receive notifications
Be notified by email or phone when someone...
 
X Mentions you in a post
X Shares a post with you directly
X Shares a post and they're in a circle that you subscribe to
X Comments on a post that you created
X Comments on a post after you've commented on it

X Receive notifications for your own comments


This way, anyone who wants a complete comment archive can get it.
I appreciate most people won't need or use this feature, and I agree it should be off by default, but some of us do sometimes post long comments on other people's posts, and might sometimes want to reuse them or make them into a post of their own. Re-finding those comments again can be very difficult at present, especially once the thread falls out of your notifications stream, but my email search tools could easily handle the job.
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Thank you for reaching out and sharing!

BAM... request answered =): https://plus.google.com/107150983484568200135/posts/2QCRNZyChiz
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#io14request   Dear Googles +Google+ Help 

A comment by +Sean S (on my other G+ feedback post) reminds me of another issue. Scrolling back through old posts, which I like to do sometimes, quickly gets agonisingly slow. You gotta be able to set date ranges and numbers of visible posts.

Let's say I habitually posted 3-10 times a day, and wanted to review a post I made in November of last year, for example. Or wait, maybe it was September. How much scrolling would that take to refind? Ugh! I defy you even to try it.

If you want an example of a good UI for quickly browsing through lots of G+ posts, look at circlecount.com. They do only show the last 50 posts, and for performance reasons I suspect they can't go back much further. But for browsing rapidly through large numbers of old posts, their UI would be excellent. If you had a browse mode like that, with a settable start date, number of lines visible, and number of posts visible, that would be extremely useful for rapidly skimming large volumes of content, something G+ simply doesn't do at present.
I mean, it doesn't do fast, it doesn't do 'older content', and the slow rate at which it drip-feeds postings to me, with only a handful visible on-screen at once is desk-gnawingly frustrating.

In summary: browse mode; single column; width irrelevant; controllable date range; controllable number of posts visible at once (rather than an ever-slower infinite scrolling window); controllable number of lines per post.

 
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+Simons Mith No, I'm not a Google staff member. I'm a humble google users, like you, with a visual impairment, and no qualifications to become an engineer or programmer: I studied history. I only try to do with google+ what I want to do, and if I search an older post, I did it like I tried to describe. Sorry if I confused you.
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Hastening the eventual heat death of the universe.
Skills
Technical writing, editing, proofreading, book layout and typesetting, ebooks, training, computer system administration, HTML and CSS, hardware, software and network technical support.
Employment
  • Aurora Metro Publications
    2009 - present
  • The Open Emuversity
    Technical Author (contract), 2011
  • Lead
    Technical Author (contract), 2008
  • PowerGen Italia
    System Administrator, 1998 - 2004
  • Hair Fare
    Technical Writer (contract), 2006
  • Orbital Mind Control Lasers Inc.
    Field Testing, 2002
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My approximate chemical formula is H375,000,000 O132,000,000 C85,700,000 N6,430,000 Ca1,500,000 P1,020,000 S206,000 Na183,000 K177,000 Cl127,000 Mg40,000 Si38,600 Fe2,680 Zn2,110 Cu76 I14 Mn13 F13 Cr7 Se4 Mo3 Co1
Introduction
I may not be as colorful as my avatar, but I do have better posture.

What to expect in my stream
I like to keep my feed as eclectic as I can, but certain posting trends are emerging. If Google+ ever gives us effective filtering tools, I'll try to be conscientious about tagging things into categories so that you can filter out the stuff you're not interested in. I don't categorically guarantee to keep what I post safe for work, but so far I think it has been. You should be able to trust me that transgressions will be rare and will have a good reason. I may even flag them as NSFW too - you never know!

Sciency and computery stuff
I'm a sucker for sciency things, especially in areas I don't know much about. Maths, physics, astronomy, cryptography, computer programming, chemistry, geology, and anything else that comes my way. I'm interested in raytracing and CGI in general, computer art, fractals and cellular automata.

Google+ bug reports and UI feedback
I've done various bits of UI work professionally. When I complain about bugs and UI deficiencies in G+, I tend to do it publically, rather than consign stuff to the eternal oblivion of the Feedback form. This means I can update things, make corrections or clarifications, add screen grabs, or refer back to old bug reports. You know, elementary stuff like that, that the feedback tool doesn't let you do. I believe this approach makes complaints about bugs and UI issues more visible. Feel free to +1 or chime in if one of my complaints hits a nerve with you too.

Musical stuff
I love posting examples of high talent, and I also love especially unusual or entertaining pieces. It'll be a science-themed version of Bohemian Rhapsody one day, the Muppets the next, and then Mongolian throat-singing the day after, if that's what I find. Familiar pieces on unfamiliar instruments; unfamiliar works by familiar artists. One Song to the Tune of Another.

Silliness and satire
Silly images; daft cartoons; serious articles on improbable subjects. Improbable articles on serious subjects, especially if the silliness hides a worthwhile serious point. I have many comedy heroes, from Monty Python and Spike Milligan to Bill Bailey and Tom Lehrer. Expect some overlap with the other categories.

Worthy stuff like women's rights and LGBT issues
This is rarer, but if I come across something that deserves resharing I will reshare it. I'm privileged in all sorts of ways, so if I can help by spreading the word about some abuse suffered by a minority I may pass it on.

Politics and philosophy
Not so much of this, but not necessarily none at all.

Post frequency
Not quite one post per day, on average. Sometimes little flurries of a few posts on a single day.
Bragging rights
I am pledged to use my evil mostly for good!
Education
  • The prestigious Cruella de Vil College of Evil in Stoke Poges
    System Administration
  • University of Neasden
    Maniacal Engineering
  • Shepparton College of Hair Design and Beauty
    Moths, Psychics, Chemiserie
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Looking for
Friends, A relationship, Networking
Birthday
January 1, 1890
Other names
104879277024913363852, a_liar, not simon.smith@cableinet.co.uk
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The Guardian
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News, comment, analysis and global perspective from the world's leading liberal voice

Notepad++
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We code therefore we are.

Steampunk Tendencies
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Steampunk, Steamgoth, Cтимпанк, Victorian, burlesque, Neo-victorian, Fashion, Goth, Tentacles, Gas mask, airships, and more !!

Salon
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Providing fearless political journalism and cultural analysis since the dawn of the digital era.

Schlock Mercenary
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The online comic space opera by Howard Tayler

Electro Swing Music
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electro swing / house / hip-hop -- blogger

WikiLeaks
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Not-for-profit media organisation

Mission Blue
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Protecting and restoring the Ocean - the Planet's Blue Heart

Electronic Frontier Foundation
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Defending your civil liberties in a digital world.

Fake Unicode Consortium
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♥ Better Living Through Symbology ♥

Al Jazeera English
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Al Jazeera English, the 24-hour English-language news and current affairs channel, is headquartered in Doha, Qatar.