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This is a campaign to get Google+ to support the LaTeX markup language for the purpose of posting to the stream.

1) From your home page click on the gear icon in the top right corner
2) Choose 'Send Feedback'
3) Type in something to the affect of "Please support LaTeX on Google+"
4) Drag the dialog box over your stream and click 'Submit'
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+Gary Johnson: you are my G+ nemesis, the Professor Moriarty to my Sherlock Holmes. 

You have beaten the system, and your invitations make it through the G+ filters without slowing down at all. And you are one busy person, aren't you? Public event after public event.

Curses.
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we demonstrate by experimental evidence (N = 144) that even mild social influence can undermine the wisdom of crowd effect in simple estimation tasks. In the experiment, subjects could reconsider their response to factual questions after having received average or full information of the responses of other subjects. We compare subjects’ convergence of estimates and improvements in accuracy over five consecutive estimation periods with a control condition, in which no information about others’ responses was provided. Although groups are initially “wise,” knowledge about estimates of others narrows the diversity of opinions to such an extent that it undermines the wisdom of crowd effect in three different ways. The “social influence effect” diminishes the diversity of the crowd without improvements of its collective error. The “range reduction effect” moves the position of the truth to peripheral regions of the range of estimates so that the crowd becomes less reliable in providing expertise for external observers. The “confidence effect” boosts individuals’ confidence after convergence of their estimates despite lack of improved accuracy. Examples of the revealed mechanism range from misled elites to the recent global financial crisis.

This isn't news. Surowiecki wrote about it in 2005. Groups are wise only as long as the the members are independent. It has been noted that there are two ways to achieve independence: isolation and cacophony. The net, clearly, is cacophonous.
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Windows kernel developer speak: "There's no formal or informal program of systemic performance improvement. We started caring about security because pre-SP3 Windows XP was an existential threat to the business. Our low performance is not an existential threat to the business."
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I like the connection the author of this post makes with Godel sentences.
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    Computer Sciences, 2008 - 2010
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