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Dad X3, Director of Engineering @ athenahealth, GoingOut.com CTO (emeritus), and I like to work with my hands.
Dad X3, Director of Engineering @ athenahealth, GoingOut.com CTO (emeritus), and I like to work with my hands.

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Harry Potter fan says The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit are rip offs of Harry Potter and goes on to explain some parallels between the two series.

This is possibly the greatest read since that Twilight fan reviewed Bram Stoker's Dracula on +Goodreads!

In case it gets taken down, here's the text by +IMDb user brian__007:

"Overall, I like "Lord of the Rings." However, I do feel that Tolkien kind of rips off "Harry Potter" in many ways. There are several parallels, such as elves, dwarfs, wizards, goblins, trolls, magic (especially invisibility), etc. Sauron is referred to as “Dark Lord” just like Voldemort is. There is also the elder white-haired bearded wizard who serves almost as a mentor, Gandalf, who is reminiscent of Dumbledore. Some of the character names are similar, such as Wormtongue as opposed to Wormtail, too. There is even a gigantic spider (Shelob) at the end of "The Two Towers" that reminds one of Aragog from "Chamber of Secrets." I even noticed that the plots of both series begin with the protagonists’ birthday. Now I see that Tolkien, this unoriginal bastard, is coming out with "The Hobbit" in December. This would be fine, but why didn't he just write this book first to begin with? I still like "Lord of the Rings," though--don't get me wrong--but I wonder if Tolkien has ever said in interviews whether he borrowed elements from Harry Potter. I’ll be watching the extended DVDs later this week and I think he’s featured on the commentary track, so I look forward to that."

Priceless, I know.

(via +caley bisson)
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Join the effort to beam +George Takei from Facebook to Google+!

Unless you're new to the planet, you've heard about actor +George Takei's vocal complaints against Facebook's idea to actually deliver your posts only if you pay. (Right now, Facebook secretly deletes most of the status updates you post without telling you or the people who will never see them.) 

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2012/06/14/george-takei-fires-his-phaser-at-facebook/

A growing red-shirt army of Google+ pleeps, including +Robert Partridge, +Stephanie Van Pelt, +Danial Hallock, +Sarah Rios, +Simon Skiles and others are banding together to beam the one and only +George Takei from the inhospitable Planet Facebook to the Starship Google+!

(Too much?) 

Here's what you can do to join the effort: 

1. Circle +George Takei

2. Plus-one and share this message to grow the movement. 

3. Write a comment below in support of +George Takei dumping Facebook and moving to Google+!

https://plus.google.com/u/0/102004895957308863792/posts/9LhGPmKywft
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I defended against a #zergrush on Google Search.
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HOLY CRAP!!! This satellite view of Parkland High School on +Google Maps looks just like the Millenium Falcon!

Proof: Parkland High School, North Cedar Crest Boulevard, Allentown, PA
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Peter Thiel apparently likes Ron Paul: http://cnnmon.ie/wsT3KE
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Just for you Hale.
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Brake cleaner + lighter = hornet's nest removal.
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