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+Woozle Hypertwin​ like this. But for some reason it won't let me share with just you.
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Different post that I tried to make like 20 minutes before the one you commented on.
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The brain is very interesting. Reading about how memory works, and how reliving a traumatic event soon after it occurs reinforces the negative emotions is something i had never heard of before. +Maya Posch Might find this interesting.
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This is off topic, I know, but I can't help but notice you linked to a Wired article and a gaudy advert for a Wired subscription comes along for the ride. Apparently it's not enough to have linked to the website, they have to push ads at all the people who read the post.

-1 for Wired.
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While Fiber Optics are a fantastic infrastructure project, perhaps maintaining/upgrading our roads is a bit more important. I mean, no one ever dies when their internet goes down as opposed to, say, a bridge collapsing.
 
Fiber optics or Highways?

I'm watching a great episode on +TWiT with +Mike Elgan and +Alex Lindsay just raised the point that when cities create their budget for fixing roads that they should focus more on laying fiber optic cable and making that as much of priority.

What do you think? Do you think that the internet that should be considered more of public service? How do you think we can get around the telecom's fighting the monopoly they have?

I think that most of the G+ peepz know to what degree this needs to happen to help solve the problems in education, understanding, collaboration but do you think mainstream media cares?

Do you think things like hangouts / students with iPads and their need for bandwidth will push local gov to wake up to this more?
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Put the fiber directly under the asphalt, that way whenever the road deteriorates, it kills the internet. It'll make fixing those potholes a much higher priority!
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Yes.
 
When a Nation creates Austerity in a Recession it stops growth of the future of the Nation. If you have labor, productive capacity, and resources, you have everything you need to grow. Money is irrelevant. It is created as needed.

When you have no labor, stressed productive capacity, and a shortage of resources you cannot accomplish the task no matter how much money you create. Money is never the problem. The will to do what must be done is the only consideration necessary.
Money is a bridge to action. It is not a thing that a sovereign Government can run out of. It is like the Ocean running out of water. Whenever it is used it returns to the source to be used again. Austerity is theft of a Nations productive capacity..
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I am upset that +Google 's unit conversion search is not working for me. I use that feature a lot too. It used to be i'd just type in "1 oz to tbs" and bam, the answer was right at the top of my search results. now i just get links to yahoo answers and crap like that. >:-(
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God damn i'm retarded sometimes.
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This year, cinemas screened Clash of the Titans and Agora in the wake of 300, Troy and Alexander. Historical novels set in Greece - let alone its myths - remain popular with all ages. Politicians call for the classical languages to be restored to the school curriculum. Is a classical revival underway? Certainly the classics retain a wide popular appeal. Merely scratching the surface of the glories of ancient Greece reveals how much they managed to create: drama; poetry; science and mathematics; history; architecture; philosophy and politics. The continuing ability of classical civilisation to speak to us can be reassuring in what are fearful times. We are uncertain about the value of many things - education, the arts, our humanity, truth itself - and the sense that there are giants in the past who grappled with these issues too is comforting maybe. Newton, after all, relied on three friends: Plato, Aristotle, and the truth.

When people reach back to Greece for inspiration, it is because of a sense that something is missing. Critical re-engagement with the Greeks has moved humanity forward through the Renaissance, Enlightenment and into Modernity - from Machiavelli to Rousseau to Marx - as people have taken inspiration from the breadth of their achievements, their universalism and their demonstration of the permanence of human nature. What though is the nature of todayâs relationship with the Greeks? Do we value their rationalism, love of beauty, and freedom of expression? Or do we rather find in them what we look for? Neo-Aristotelians, including the think tank Demos, seem to view Aristotle as a precursor of todayâs happiness economists: a psychologist of subjective well-being; Lord Layard in a robe. What then of the moral philosopher who thought âthe life of the mind divine in comparison with mere human life and would surely have rejected today's instrumental approach to knowledge? Is there a danger of treating the classics as a pick and mix grab bag of contemporary relevance?

To study the classics in depth can be an unsettling process in which, what appears so familiar at first sight, soon reveals itself as quite another, and very distant, world. The appeal, however, is that it can have the same effect on how we view today: forcing us to examine it from a fresh perspective. Is it once again time for us to rejuvenate human civilisation by drinking from the source?

What have the Ancient Greeks Done for us Lately A Battle of Ideas podcast: http://www.archive.org/details/WhatHaveTheAncientGreeksDoneForUsLately31stOctober2010
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Anna you should read about this exciting tech.
 
This is an awesome idea! I wish my vocabulary was bigger for describing epic things that I find but it is hard to find words that span the vast limits of human imagination! This idea would allow for the capture of ambient light around electronic devices and route the light as needed to each pixel of the screen after polarizing the light!

The thing is, when I looked for this, I was actually looking for a technology that could collect light from the roofs of buildings and route it into the monitors of computers and televisions! Talk about an ENERGY SAVER! Hey guys, Recycling goes...WAY BEYOND...cardboard, plastic, and aluminum cans! If that's something you're into, learn about Permaculture, Symbiosis, and then Imagine!
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How awesome is this? 
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Better choice than this guy's:
http://www.wtop.com/?nid=109&sid=2750836
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Think about how stupid the average person is.........
and then realize that half of them are stupider than that!
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I wish people would stop calling it the GOP. There's nothing grand about it. 
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I like Reddit's proposal: call it "Hezbollah", which translates to "The Party of God".
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