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Pseudonyms the way +God intended them? Or just the way Google did?
#nymwars
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My Life Is Complete.

God joined my Hangout.

Thanks for making my dreams come true +Vic Gundotra +Bradley Horowitz +Amar Gandhi +Dave Besbris and the entire G+ team.

#booyah
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The EU at its finest, +Neelie Kroes take note (and/or action) please.
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European Parliament releases “nonexistent” coordinators’ minutes on #ACTA - http://bit.ly/v6UExG found down the back of a sofa, presumably
The European Parliament's register released the International Trade (INTA) committee's coordinators' minutes on ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement)....
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As far as can be determined exactly nothing essential changed since they started deleting the first accounts. It's either incompetent, or evil, or both; not something you'd expect from Google (well, maybe that expectation is changing now).
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Hey, furry folks: Tugrik's G+ has been totally nuked. Right down to all his comments vanishing from posts.

No email, no contact, no nothing. All he knows is that he was flagged for having "an inappropriate name' and then it went poof.
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#OccupyWallStreet in the least amount of words.
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Human vision works in "mysterious" ways.
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Some members of society consider it to be normal that educationfacilities are available to only 90% of the population. They seem to have double standards when it involves software.
In order to make it clear to the world at large that sanity is not something that is negotiable, it would be worth your while to read and possibly sign the petition attached at the bottom of the linked article. The petition is still ongoing.

Don't just +1 it people, reshare this, petitions work best if they go viral.
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A novel perspective on "lifehacking".
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#geeky and #OMG
QUOTE: [Craig S Wright ] says: I was contracted to test the systems on a Boeing 747. They had added a new video system that ran over IP. They segregated this from the control systems using layer 2 - VLANs. We managed to break the VLANs and access other systems and with source routing could access the Engine management systems.

The response, "the engine management system is out of scope."

For those who do not know, 747's are big flying Unix hosts. At the time, the engine management system on this particular airline was Solaris based. The patching was well behind and they used telnet as SSH broke the menus and the budget did not extend to fixing this. The engineers could actually access the engine management system of a 747 in route. If issues are noted, they can re-tune the engine in air.

The issue here is that all that separated the engine control systems and the open network was NAT based filters. There were (and as far as I know this is true today), no extrusion controls. They filter incoming traffic, but all outgoing traffic is allowed. For those who engage in Pen Testing and know what a shoveled shell is... I need not say more.
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+Che Rex sums it up most succinctly:

I don't even know what Vic and Larry want anymore. Their demands are completely nonsensical.

We want you to use your common names. But only if they sound reeeeally common - to us at least.

We want you to use your wallet names, but not if your wallet name is a mononym or sounds a bit weird, in which case, you'll either have to change it to a waspy name, or send us your ID multiple times until we finally figure out it really is your wallet name.

We want you to use a pseudonym, but only if you sell lots of records or are a famous TV/Movie personality.

It isn't even a "policy" anymore. It's just "have a name that Vic and Larry like".

If it were an actual policy, consistently enforced, I could at least make an informed decision about whether or not I want to continue to be a part of G+. But as it stands, it's just a mess that G+ seems in no hurry to straighten out.

Witness the Google-realname soap opera: #nymwars
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IF YOU OR ANYONE YOU KNOW IS THREATENED WITH GOOGLE+ SUSPENSION OR HAS BEEN SUSPENDED, PLEASE SHARE THIS DOCUMENT

AN OPEN LETTER TO SERGEY BRIN AND LARRY (NEE LAWRENCE?) PAGE RE: GOOGLE+ ACCOUNT NAMES AND OUR INSISTENCE THAT MY HUSBANDS ACCOUNT SUSPENSION IS IN ERROR! - RESIDENT KENNEDY

Sirs, i shall cut to the chase, how is it that you have closed my husbands account, refused him twice on appeal with seeingly different reasons (first as it was seemingly a business name (which it is NOT) and secondly and only a few minutes ago he has now been told it is more akin to a pseudonym(??).

My husband is known COMMONLY to all and sundry as RESIDENT KENNEDY (Res).

The only people in ALL the social networks who DO NOT allow him to be that person is Google+, indeed he is in LinkedIn, Digg, StumbleUpon, Twitter, Facebook, and seemingly scores of others.

So now i ask you this oh great Google leaders, what about ME? My name is Polly Kennedy, right??? Well, that is what everyone knows me as RIGHT??? So it's my COMMON NAME, RIGHT???? But my BIRTH NAME is Jovelyn Cordero (nee Kennedy), so tell me, is "Polly" a pseudonym??? Will you now suspend MY account? Or reinstate my husbands, because we are NOT going away!!!!

Below are the transcripts of emails received and sent by my husband and your representatives as recently as a few minutes ago, i would suggest you take a few minutes from your no doubt busy schedules and have a read. Confusuin reigns here and it is getting worse for you, NOT better, sheesh ... you should hire my husband, he could certainly sort this problem out in a heartbeat!!!

Look forward to hearing from you both and look forward to a positive outcome!

Polly Kennedy, proud wife of Resident Kennedy!!!

------------------------------------THE TRANSCRIPTS-------------------------------------------


On Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 5:35 AM, Google Profiles Support <profiles-support@google.com> wrote:
Hi,

Thank you for your appeal. We are unable to approve this profile as it
represents a non-user entity (e.g. business, organization, place, team,
etc.). Our team is actively building an amazing Google+ experience for
non-user entities, and we will have something to show the world later this
year. We just ask for your patience while we build it. In the meantime, we
are discouraging non-user entities from using regular profiles to connect
with Google+ users.

You can review our name guidelines at
http://www.google.com/support/+/bin/answer.py?answer=1228271

If you edit your name to comply with our policies in the future, please
respond to this email so that we can re-review your profile.

Sincerely,
Bennett
The Google Profiles Support Team

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From: Resident Kennedy <residentkennedy@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 2:18 PM
Subject: Re: [#898405915] Google Profile Name Appeal "Resident Kennedy"
To: Google Profiles Support <profiles-support@google.com>


Bennett, hi ....

With regard to you not allowing me to continue to use Google+ under my common name "Resident Kennedy"

At present, ALL my friends, colleagues, family and extended family know me as Resident (or Res), some though, may just call me by my nickname "Den" or extended family and friends may either not like my name or simply forget that it is my "COMMON" name, something i cannot be held accountable for.

You ask for accounts to verify that i use this name in real life, i gave links to my:
LinkedIn, (where i make contacts and seek job appointments),
Facebook, (where both my profile AND my business page live),
Twitter,
Twylah,
apologies, but i omitted
Klout,
Blogger,
Foursquare,
Youtube (as The Sunday Painters, my band where, for years, i have used Resident Kennedy, just as artists such as Elton John has or Elvis Costello (et al) who use names that identify them to the world even though their birth names are also common knowledge)
Tumblr,
Wordpress,
Netlog,

thesundaypainters.org (our band with reference to my name)

These are to name but a few.

It would interest me to know exactly what it would take to satisfy your "judgement" of my name to the affirmative, and your "interpretation" of your own terms and conditions as it relates to my name.

I see you refer to me as a "non-user" but i find myself (as Resident Kennedy) and have found myself using your services endlessly, even when being invited and allowed to use Google+ before it's public release.

To substantiate my dilemma even further, i am more than happy to change my name via deed poll or other some such means, but, i live in a Muslim state (Malaysia) so here it is not a simple matter, nor is it encouraged, i am a Permanent Resident in Singapore (across the border) who's Government would require as a minimum a deed poll and associated documentation as well.

Either way, it doesn't help me right now, although YOU can.

Strangely enough though, none of the Asians or Eurasians i have ever met in my 10 or more years in Asia call me anything OTHER than "Kennedy" (first name last, last name first. ...It's Asia, remember?

So here in Asia, this is how i introduce myself when asked ...
"Name?" ...
"Kennedy lah" (please excuse the Singlish).

In Australia, where i grew up and acquired citizenship in the early 1980's, most there know me now as Resident, but this doesn't help me in our current situation either, because i haven't lived there for more than 10 years, even the house i am currently selling is in my birth name because i haven't had the opportunity to get to Australia to make the necessary (and many) applications for change of tax, banking, insurance etc etc. nor will i be going there anytime soon.

This also rings true for my place of birth in London, England. Even though my extended family all know me on Facebook (and hopefully soon on Google+) as Resident.

And of course, even my wife, "Polly Kennedy" would interact with me on Google+ under Resident Kennedy (Well, she used to).

Lucky my mother is not still alive, her birth name was Georgina, but everyone knew her as Mickey or Auntie Mickey.

But the point here is this, i do not go by my birth name, nor have i for many a year, i am in process of selling my house in Australia (Nov. 5th) and do not want to make any legal name change both here or in Australia at this time as it will impact the sale of the house and transfer of proceeds.

But, for me to suddenly change my online name to a name i am rarely known by, and in so doing, become the "odd man out" in all the social networks i use and have listed above, seems a bit heavy handed, particularly when your original "profile name appeal rejection" email was sent to me at 5:35am, shortly after i had sent the original appeal and then went to bed, to read it, it's just a rubber stamped "NO" and offers nothing resembling any sense of understanding.

So please take the time to reconsider this case, i am not asking the earth, i truly believe i have substantiated all the necessary details you require and bring this re-appeal to you without hesitation and with full disclosure.

Please also note, i have NEVER made ANY attempt to set up a Google+ account with my birth name (Dennis).

One last question, your name (on the email) is... "Bennett"?, is that Tony, Frank, a company name, a pseudonym, or maybe your last name is "on" (Bennett On)?

Just kidding ;-)

Please reconsider.
Regards
Res.
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Resident Kennedy.
Resident Kennedy Pte Ltd.
+65 97152037 (Singapore)
+60 127004445 (Malaysia - Johor Bahru)

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On Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 5:35 AM, Google Profiles Support <profiles-support@google.com> wrote:
Hi,

Thank you for your appeal. We are unable to approve this profile as it
represents a non-user entity (e.g. business, organization, place, team,
etc.). Our team is actively building an amazing Google+ experience for
non-user entities, and we will have something to show the world later this
year. We just ask for your patience while we build it. In the meantime, we
are discouraging non-user entities from using regular profiles to connect
with Google+ users.


You can review our name guidelines at
http://www.google.com/support/+/bin/answer.py?answer=1228271

If you edit your name to comply with our policies in the future, please
respond to this email so that we can re-review your profile.

Sincerely,
Bennett
The Google Profiles Support Team

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From: Resident Kennedy <residentkennedy@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 11:07 AM
Subject: Re: [#898405915] Google Profile Name Appeal
To: Google Profiles Support <profiles-support@google.com>


Yesterday i sent a re-appeal against your decision against my use of my name Resident Kennedy, after sending you that email i was able to use Google+ as before, without limits, marvelous.

Today however, i find that my account is suspended, without even an option to rename the account until we can sort this mess out. Your message in my settings (an email would have been far better) tells me i may have to wait a few days (vague at best), so i thought i would preempt things and ask:

1: What is happening right now, is my reappeal in process
2: Am i (or you) able to rename my account in the interim? If so, please advise how. (Particularly in light of the fact that i can and will if necessary make a deed poll name change to suit you).
3: Could you please answer these questions poste haste and reply via email asap.

Please understand i am a little perplexed about the whole affair, first, i started using "Resident" in place of "Dennis" when i was actively playing with our band in Australia "The Sunday Painters", it was in fact a socio-political comment which was well received, so much so that most people just called me "Res".

In the years that followed i landed in Singapore, set up one or two companies and eventually the same thing happened, as i was calling myself Res in the new environ, so did all my new friends (and clients). Eventually i registered my name as my company name in Singapore, and from that point is where you seem to be having issue, where you see my name as a business name, i say it is my common name, although i have yet to receive a full explanation which would go some way to helping clear this up.

Please reply asap.
Regards
Res
+60127004445 (MY)
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Resident Kennedy.
Resident Kennedy Pte Ltd.
+65 97152037 (Singapore)
+60 127004445 (Malaysia - Johor Bahru)

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On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 1:34 AM, Google Profiles Support <profiles-support@google.com> wrote:
Hi Dennis,

Thank you for contacting us with regard to our review of the name you are
trying to use in your Google Profile. After review of your appeal, we have
determined that the name you want to use violates our Community Standards.
You can not use a pseudonym for your name. Most users choose to use their
first and last names in the common name field in order to avoid any future
name violation issues. All pseudonyms or nick names can be placed in the
other names field below the common name field. You can review our name
guidelines at http://www.google.com/support/+/bin/answer.py?answer=1228271

If you edit your name to comply with our policies in the future, please
respond to this email so that we can re-review your profile.

Sincerely,
Bennett
The Google Profiles Support Team
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Resident Kennedy to Google, bcc: me
show details 1:39 AM (32 minutes ago)

And if i change my name by deed poll as is the common law?

So explain my linkedin and facebook et al accounts if you would be so kind.

My COMMONLY known name is Resident Kennedy, what would you need to substantiate that it is NOT a pseudonym?

And PLEASE, DO NOT call me Dennis again!

Please reply asap.

Res
+60127004445
--
Resident Kennedy.
Resident Kennedy Pte Ltd.
+65 97152037 (Singapore)
+60 127004445 (Malaysia - Johor Bahru)

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So what's it to be then??? To cap it all off i just noticed the information below:


Your name and Google+ Profiles - Google+ Help
Google+ makes connecting with people on the web more like connecting with people in the real world. Because of this, it’s important to use your COMMON name so that the people you want to connect wit

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Polly and Res Nov 2011
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Welcome hundreds of new followers. I presume I was in a circle that was shared. Could some of you explain where you picked up my profile? The notification system on G+ still lacks notification when one is present in a shared circle.

I used to keep tight ship here and briefly back-check who is following me to see if I should follow them back, but this is a bit overwhelming.
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I promise that if I ever visit Portland, I'll try to see if I can spend at least one night in this hotel.
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http://i.imgur.com/d573R.jpg You gotta zoom to see it, but it's perhaps the greatest hospitality move, ever.
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The reason it's so funny is because it's also very true; but I guess this holds for lots of software, not just FB.
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Facebook checkout does exist, at least for Europeans.
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Optimisation and scalability to the limit (BuGless), fast analysis and modification of very large source projects, personal communicator among badly-communicating parties
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  • Procmail foundation
    Chief Science Officer, 1990 - present
  • Linux
    Linux kernel hacker, 1991 - present
  • Cooperatieve Vereniging de Zonvogel BA
    Board member, 2009 - present
  • Pike
    Pike & Roxen hacker, 1998 - present
  • Cubic Circle B.V.
    Chief Science Officer, 1995 - present
  • RWTH Aachen university
    IT Manager, 1988 - 1996
  • Free Software Foundation Europe
    GCC hacker, 1993 - 1995
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    ircd hacker, 1991 - 1993
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    Assembly hacker, 1981 - 1984
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  • RWTH Aachen
    Physics, 1987 - 1995
  • Bernardinus College, Heerlen
    Gymnasium B, 1981 - 1987
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    Basisschool, 1975 - 1981
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