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Google+ finally updated their interface to allow real, single column view throughout the platform?

Huh.
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So, I'm finding that I really like the feel of Medium.com.

It's not an apples to apples comparison, but I never could get over the interface of google+. Medium is just, nice and pleasant and comfortable in comparison.
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I was looking up info on the vocalist, and it turns out they just released a real album yesterday.

It's actually really good, regardless of the Archer connection!
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I sort of can't get over the fact that Facebook tried multi-column and gave up on it because it didn't work, leading to a spate of articles praising it for being more like google+ in its single-columnness... and then google+ surprisingly goes multicolumn?

Not only is it repeating Facebook's mistake after Facebook learned better; it's doing so after explicit praise for the single-column feature!

Bizarre times we live in...

(Hashtags:   #googleplus   #googleplusupdate    #googleplusupdatesucks )

Edit: oh, apparently the thing to do is tag with #changeitback  
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+Kevin Carney is one of those people for whom challenging of his perspective is equivalent to trolling. To double down on that foolishness, he deletes posts where he has been challenged.

Just saying.

Closed mindedness and intolerance are sad vices to have.
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In my mind a smear isn't just not neutral but rather negative and without basis. In this case it is with cause that I say something negative about the guy.
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Oh that's right. +Morgan Kelley's off facebook. Reposting on g+
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I posted here before you cheated!
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Nope. #googleplus  is still unusably multicolumned.

Juuuust checking.

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I actually kind of like it because it saves me time by only having to read one half the screen!

I alternate the sides and hope that given enough samples I may be able to read all posts :-)

But seriously, didn't know it till I used the desktop version instead of the app. Yeah, it's weird. 
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Logged into #googleplus  to find the #googleplusupdate  just now. It's so, so awful, from chat not working to fonts not rendering on Chrome to the two column content layout to pages of updated privacy setting stuff.
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Only works on the stream (and then wastes a ton of screen space).

All of the communities and other pages are still multi-column. So far the best people have been able to figure out is to put google+ into screen-reader mode.
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Baton Rougians, check out this concert this weekend. The Last Bison is a band from here in Virginia, and I liked them quite a bit last time I saw them play.
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Mathematical smilies

Because sometimes the standard ones just aren't geeky enough!

Image from http://goo.gl/24SYf, via Twitter's @AlgebraFact 

Edited to add:  For those who don't get it or are stuck on what these mean, shown below.  With spoiler space, for those who prefer to figure it out on their own.












Easiest to use the explanation offered by +Patrick Ryan in the comments below:

Following down the left side column we have inverse, square, cube, sine (sign), and log. Right side's a little more complicated.

The first one is "real" - when applied to a complex number - that is, one with real and imaginary (designated by some factor times "i") parts - you take the real component only and drop the imaginary component. i.e. You drop the i's (eyes). "Imag" (imaginary) is the converse of "real", so that would be only the i's.

The inverted triangle is a math operator called "grad", and it takes the gradient of a function. When applied to a vector - and we know it's a vector because of the cross product operator - it's known as the "curl".

Then finally, we have "root".

Yeah, I know - if you have to explain it, it's not funny.
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  • Texas A&M
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Python is a remarkably powerful dynamic programming language.

The Cato Institute
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"The Cato Institute is the foremost upholder of the idea of liberty." - George F. Will

Monoprice
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Discover the Web's Best Kept Secret for Consumer Electronics

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EPICS - Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System

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A piece of history is above water for the first time in eleven years. The tank holding the gun turret from the famous USS Monitor has been d

There Is No Such Thing As a Free Education
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Over at The Huffington Post, Bob Samuels has a novel justification for universally free college education: it will be cheaper for everyone.

The Last Bison .
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Fact-Checking: A Clarification
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Why Double Taxation Must Cease - Reason.com
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Economic growth and rising living standards depend on saving and investment.

Congress: ‘It’s Not a Tax.’ SCOTUS: ‘Yes It Is.’
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The Supreme Court ruled that ObamaCare's individual mandate is not constitutional under the Commerce Power, which was how Congress framed th

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Elizabeth Warren, Fair Play, and Soaking the Rich
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Update: I just finished a podcast on the subject of this post with Caleb Brown. Elizabeth Warren’s recent remarks on class warfare,

Noonan: Confusing Strength With Aggression
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A draw on substance, but the vice president loses on style, Peggy Noonan writes.

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