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The UK already had Greyhound rescue well established over 30 years before it came to attention in the US with the "Greyhounds: Running for their Lives" documentary.
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I had two rescue G-hounds in the past. I'd gladly have them again if I had the space for them.

Circle +Erica Erkkila for regular pics of her pups. :-)
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Yeah. Originally the d12s were made of paper, to be cut, folded and glued into shape by the players.
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No no, no fetch!
Happy 4th.....have fun...dont get hurt..
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Dachshunds are pure evil! Satan's lap dog is a dachshund...
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G+ addiction, anyone?
These days the idea of process addictions is widely accepted.

Process addictions are addictions that involve a compulsive and/or an out of control #relationship with certain behaviors such as #gambling, #sex, #eating... and yes, even #money...

There is a change in brain chemistry with a process addiction that's similar to the mood altering effects of alcohol or drugs

With process addictions engaging in a certain activity, say viewing pornography, compulsive eating or an obsessive relationship with money, can kick start the release of brain/body chemicals, like #dopamine that actually produce a high that's similar to the chemical high of a drug.

The person who is addicted to some form of behavior has learned, albeit unconsciously, to manipulate his own brain chemistry.
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+Professor Deb Eastwood and I are going to be busy! :-)
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It was his hat he chewed.
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Old phone, meet your replacement.
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If you want to get really sinister, you should have the new phone force the old phone to dig its own grave.
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Keith Laumer's The Devil You Don't, free online from Baen book. COOLNESS!
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17 Equations that changed the world

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Here's a book review if anyone is interested 17 Equations That Changed The World by Ian Stewart
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Visualising Algorithms
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If you haven't seen it elsewhere in this comprehensive article Mike Bostock explains the value of using our highly evolved visualisation skills to augment our intellect and evaluate and debug algorithms.  In doing so he delights the reader with numerous fascinating animations, code, images and so many related mathematical, visualisation and programming rabbit holes that it looks like Fibonacci's rabbits ( have been here.

Algorithms are a fascinating use case for visualization. To visualize an algorithm, we don’t merely fit data to a chart; there is no primary dataset. Instead there are logical rules that describe behavior. This may be why algorithm visualizations are so unusual, as designers experiment with novel forms to better communicate. This is reason enough to study them.

But algorithms are also a reminder that visualization is more than a tool for finding patterns in data. Visualization leverages the human visual system to augment human intellect: we can use it to better understand these important abstract processes, and perhaps other things, too.




Maze Generation

Using Vision to Think

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Darwin is indifferent - he seems above such matters. ;-)
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Dear G+, Why can't I create an album link?
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Now I done it ... got my GENCON badge.
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"Information itself has a liberal bias." - Steven Colbert, 28NOV2006
A Wyoming kid transplanted to America's Dairyland. I miss the mountains. I love real winter and snow; it's so clean, clear, and everything I'm allergic to is dead. By day I crunch numbers for research, by night I write or paint or play games or other fun stuff as time allows. 
My G+ goal: to share a few really good things every day --> Low volume but high signal. I tend to follow those who do the same.

In my spare time (ha!) I write blogs about the mathematics of games (Giant Battling Robots) and (sometimes) funny sciency-politicsy-stuff (Dread Tomato Addiction). I am Righteously Agnostic and a Skeptical Humanist.

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Persons of Interest (if I don't know where else to put you)

My Communities:
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The views expressed on G+, my blogs, comments, or lunatic raving anywhere are entirely fictional, and are not intended to represent the views of any employer or person, living, living-dead, mostly-dead all day, or dead-dead. Any resemblance to reality is not my responsibility.
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Understanding creationism, VII: An insider's guide by a former young-Ear...

By David MacMillan. 7. The religion of evolution. The final set of creationist misconceptions about evolution surrounds its supposed religio

The State of Creation Science as Measured by Scholarly Publishing

In two prior posts (Creation Science Organizations: Past, Present and Future and The Next Generation of Creation Scientists) I have raised q

Meyer's Hopeless Monster, Part III - The Panda's Thumb

(Unfortunately, I have no time to do a detailed rebuttal, so this will just be quick notes. I am frantically trying to finish projects befor

The Conspiracy Theory Flowchart "THEY" Don't Want You To See

Had enough government rhetoric? Tired of following the sheeple? Fed up with believing what THEY want you to believe? Maybe it's time to bran

Murder Files

Murder has never been so puzzling! Find out Whodunnit in the #1 Murder Mystery game, now available for Google Chrome.

Abstruse Goose | undefeated

Strip cartoon about math, science, and geek culture.

Abstruse Goose | Electromagnetic Leak (update 2014)

Strip cartoon about math, science, and geek culture.

Abstruse Goose | phantom internet

Strip cartoon about math, science, and geek culture.

Fallacy Files Weblog Archive: April, 2014

An archive for the Fallacy Files Weblog for April, 2014, it describes and gives examples of logical fallacies from the media and everyday li

The Further Adventures of Dorothy, the Transgendered Chicken

Dorothy prepares for her ride north, not feeling too happy about leaving her home. A couple weeks ago, I wrote a plea for help on the off ch

The Transparent Society

Privacy and Accountability in an age of increasing surveillance

Spider-man Cartoons | Savage Chickens - Cartoons on Sticky Notes by Doug...

Today's cartoon is dedicated to Scott Cramer, who is celebrating a birthday on Sunday. Hope it's a good one, Scott! And here are more dogs.

Velociraptor Awareness Day

Keeping with the true spirit of this blog, I found it very important to share something with you all. This Saturday, April 17th is Velocirap

American Society for Velociraptor Attack Prevention

Know the Enemy. The velociraptor is a bipedal carnivore with a long, stiffened tail and can be distinguished from other dromaeosaurids by it

What To Do Now That The Heartbleed Bug Exposed The Internet

As companies scramble to patch a bug that exposed much of the Internet for two years, you can protect yourself by practicing some good Web h

Dempster–Shafer theory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Dempster–Shafer theory (DST) is a mathematical theory of evidence. It allows one to combine evidence from different sources and arrive a

The Multiverse is not the answer

Inflation tells us that it’s likely real, but can it be the answer to any of our scientific questions? Probably not.

We ate at the West Bay Diner twice while on vacation recently, and really enjoyed it. The atmosphere was great, and the food was excellent. The salad bar, though small, was well stocked, and it was a one of the reasons we went back a second time. Today I found myself wishing I could have another of their fresh baked cookies, and actually pondering the 7-hour drive to get some. Maybe next year!
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"NOW is when you make progress", is something Jeremy often says to encourage us to push ourselves harder as we approach the end of a workout, but it's pretty good advice in general. I used to be in great shape, and I thought I knew what I was doing, but after rather half-heartedly trying to get back in shape for years I just wasn't having any success. My wife asked me to come along to visit her exercise boot camp for a charity workout, and I just joined up right away. This has really been the boost I needed to get moving again. I've relearned exercises and routines more appropriate to my age, gotten in with a high-energy group that I really enjoy, and I'm making the progress that I could not do by myself. So give it a try; NOW is always a good time. :-) A word about costs. If I wanted to do workouts like Jeremy's all on my own, I would probably need a gym membership, some regular time with a personal trainer, maybe a dietitian, and 3-4 hours of time out of my busy week. That adds up to quite a bit. Also, by getting fit I am saving myself a lot of potential health troubles (and bills!) down the road, and enjoying life more while I'm at it. Jeremy is a professional and very serious about helping people get fit, and I don't mind paying for his service. The way I see it, I'm getting a bargain.
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Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
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