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To the brave young men on Omaha and Utah, on Juno, Gold and Sword; and to those who came from out of the sky; to those among you still living and to those long gone: you are not forgotten. And thank you.

(h/t +Jayson Elliot)
On the anniversary of D-Day, LIFE.com presents a series of masterfully restored color photos from England and France in 1944 — pictures that feel at-once profoundly familiar and somehow utterly, vivid...
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RIP, MCA...
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I wish I'd gotten to see them in concert, but I really wasn't turned onto BB until about 10 years ago.

Once I heard him speak at a Free Tibet rally in DC. This was 1998 or so.

Yauch was incredibly nervous, stumbling over his words, delivering an earnest, if not exactly articulate defense of a free Tibet. It was surprising to see this from a person who was used to performing in front of mega-crowds.

To me, it meant this cause was very close to his heart, and that love, dedication and passon he held for Tibet was so immense that was having a hard time articulating how he felt.

It was kind of touching, seeing this 'hip rock/rap star' be all shy and awkward like a teenager at a graduation ceremony.
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My #NikolaTesla trend can beat up your stupid faux-celebrity tart trend.
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lol agreed SOOO MUCH GO #nikolatesla
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How to get uncircled, a minor rant by yours truly:

1. Respect the streams. If your G+ stream is always public chances are it's a hot mess, with everything from cat pictures to DIY videos to blind reshares. G+ has made it very easy to share (and contribute) information that's of interest to people who circle you.

2. Your stream is always public and your posts have little to do with the circle I have you in. This is typically an issue with people who don't circle back. So, for that reason alone, I will uncircle. Unless I find you interesting.

3. You post cat pictures. All. The. Time.

4. Your stream is essentially an RSS feed of your blog or news site or whatever. I can just as easily ignore your blog through Google Reader.

5. Your stream is not in English. While one might get warm fuzzy feelings about the global community G+ is creating, I'm not interested in using it to polish foreign language skills or as a substitute PEN club.

6. Your stream is entirely made of lengthy posts about "maximizing your social media profile" and "optimizing your internetting." This is social media. I use it. I get it. It's a tool. Do you go to an art museum and talk people's ears off about the fucking elevators?

7. Cats. I don't like cats. Seriously. I will uncircle you for that shit.

8. We've actually had several good discussions on your public posts, and yet for some reason you don't circle back. I didn't fail the audition. You did.
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[UPDATE 2/22/2012] It is important to note that disabling Web History in your Google account will not prevent Google from gathering and storing this information and using it for internal purposes. Mor...
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Hear, hear. I also highly recommend the first comment +Joost Schuur posted in the OP. (h/t +Jason Fisk via +DeAno Jackson)
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This Is Not Facebook

I've been noticing that over the past few weeks that quite a few people have been migrating to here from Facebook, which is great! Welcome to all of you! To help your experience here, I'm going to help you by explaining what G+ is and, most importantly, what it is not.

I'll start with the latter. As you guessed from my title, this isn't Facebook. What I mean by that is that Google+ isn't the place you come to reconnect with old friends, people you knew (and didn't give a shit about then either) in high school, or people you hung out with in college. For the most part, those people aren't here. They're on Facebook, and despite the fact that Zuckerburg and company regularly disregard their privacy, think they're too stupid to make choices for themselves (EdgeRank), and show a general disregard for anything they'd want to see done with the service (instead catering to advertisers), they're comfortable there. They're not going anywhere.

So, if you come here, try to find some of these people, maybe find a few, make a few posts and don't get any feedback, you're going to go right back to Facebook complaining that G+ is boring.

You will also have missed what Google+ is about. To sum it up as simply as I can, Facebook is where you connect with old friends. Google+ is where you find new ones.

See that search bar at the top of your screen? Unlike the site on which you're accustomed to spending your time, the one here is actually useful. Interested in poetry slams? A quick search up there (https://plus.google.com/s/poetry%20slam) will show you who else shares those interests. Photography? No sweat (https://plus.google.com/s/photography). Harry Potter? Twilight? True Blood? Pottery? You'll find it here.

Take a few of those people that share your interests. Add them to your Circles. Interact with them. Post things here about the things you're interested in. The more you do that, the more you'll start to see where G+ shines, why it can do what no other network before it could do so very well.

And for God's sake, fill out your profiles! Really can't stress that enough. If you circle someone, chances are they're going to check your profile (I always do). If there's nothing there telling them why they should circle you back, it's likely that they won't. It really doesn't take all that long to type a few lines about who you are and what you're interested in. Feel free to see mine as an example (someone can see that and know exactly what I'm about without ever having to see a single post from me).

Oh, and don't be afraid to comment on the post of someone you don't know. People make posts public for a reason; to encourage interaction with as many people as possible.

Let me give you a couple of people to add to a Circle to get you started. +Natalie Villalobos is a given; she's a Community Manager here on G+, and will always keep you in the loop on cool things that are happening around here. +Daria Musk is another one to keep an eye on; she's practically the Official Singer/Songwriter of Google+.

The more you're here, the more you'll meet people that you find interesting and decide to add them. The more you interact with them, the more fun you'll have here.

Edit: Oh, can't believe I forgot this one. DO NOT ASK HOW TO WRITE ON SOMEONE'S WALL! There is no Wall. This isn't Facebook. Leave that mentality behind. You cannot post anything on someone's page. If there's a post you want them to see, tag them in it, and it will appear in their notifications.

That's all I got for now, so again, welcome to Google+, and I'll catch you all later.
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No problemo. :)
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So while you sit back and wonder why
I got this fucking thorn in my side
Oh my, it's a mirage
I'm tellin' y'all it's SABOTAGE!

#philosophyfriday #adamyauch #mca
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Ugh. The misguided #starwarsday nonsense begins... I really wish this would die. It's based on a stupid pun—one that only works in English.

"May the 4th," har dee fucking har. It's like something Jar-Jar would have come up with. Or a Doctor Who nerd.

The true Star Wars Day is May 25, the day the film premiered.
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Tim Burton needs to make a biopic about #NikolaTesla. Starring Jonny Depp, of course.
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I've seen this. It's freaking hilarious.
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1st post: June 29, 2011... Wow, I'm never an early adopter.
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Point. Click. Learn.

Real easy to add your name to Google's petition as well.
Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S.. Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Sena...
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Rinse. Repeat.
Whoa, whoa, whoa! TONS of circle adds today. New circlistas, you have to help me separate wheat from chaff because I don't automatically circle back.…
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Writer, small "l" libertarian, unapologetic capitalista, decent shot, Forbidden Zone survivor

My Google+ Circles for near-total strangers (subject to change)

fellow travelers – pro-liberty, pro-free market, libertarian types; but no neocons, nativists, truthers, etc.
film peeps – filmmakers, screenwriters, producers, actors, cineastes
creatives – artists, cartoonists, writers, designers
network – advertising-slash-marketing comrades

With very few exceptions, I never cross streams.

Please note: I usually add back to those who add me. However, if I can't tell from a person's profile what they're about or what they share, it's unlikely I will add them to a circle.
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Knew the words to "Stairway" at age 5, 10 years before learing how to play the opening chords; drank beer backstage with the Smithereens
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