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Yep, looks like google+ has definitely fizzled out. I think a smarter approach for them would have been to try to have a different complementary approach to facebook, serving different functions and synergizing with other things on the internet. It seems like there's some cool features on here that I haven't figured out yet simply because it hasn't drawn me in (crickets... tumbleweeds... probably no one will read this... sad trumpet sound...) So maybe G+ really does have something to offer, we'll see.
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Actually, I saw the oregon photography page, it is absolutely incredible! Ironically right after I made this post I poked around more and found some interesting things, then I started a community page to facilitate a group discussion I've been having with a few friends over email!
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Dude, whatever happened with Google+? Everyone was like "Facebook Sucks!" for a while and then it seemed like Google+ was going to replace it, now everybody's on FB a bunch and G+ seems like it's fizzling...
Sup with that?
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Google is creepy, it's massive growth. It's also creepy that Apple is now the biggest american company EVER.
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Got an opponent for feb 11th!
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Congrats man :) Looking forward to coming down and supporting you. If I can get close enough I will take some video for your highlight reel :)
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For me there is an important process of one phase changing into another. Finally, after over six months of consistent progress, I've worked through the accumulated injuries from competing in Judo as a teenager enough to begin real strength training. Sometimes I think the years and years of Judo did more harm than good for me at this point.
It is really humbling, you have no idea how weak you are until you get under a weight bar. I am doing a little kid's squat workout, bench press, etc, but it's a really good feeling, even in the face of how far I've got to go, just to have started and be moving forward.
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Occupy Human Cognition!
We are the ninety nine percent dissatisfied with the state of mediocrity in the human mental condition! Occupy Mental Performance!
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Looks like the Corvallis scene is going good for me. I'm working at the gym now teaching JiuJitsu and MMA, my weight's down and my strength is up, and I'm hitting fitness goals on a regular basis. About 5-6 months ago I laid out a long term training plan with the help of my friend Adam Hourmanesh, and now the fruits of sticking to the plan are emerging. I just trained at the gym for 5 hours straight and I feel absolutely great, not even super hungry or anything, just kind of relaxed and normal. That's the sign of the body's acclimation to the workload.
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Feb 11th is an MMA event called Midtown Throwdown III at the lane county events center, fights start probably at 6:00 or 7:00 pm, but you'll have to find that out for sure. I'll put in a good performance for sure.
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Hey, what's up everybody. I know everybody is bored of hearing about global warming and the threats imposed by the possible effects of climate change to a world society that is already challenged by many other serious factors. But I think the truth is that everybody is actually just sick of the idiocy that surrounds the stagnant debates on the issues of climate change, and I think that this is the problem itself at this point. I think this because the vested interests of big business and government can silence the little voice of Reason straining to be heard from science, using finances to win the the arenas of media and public awareness.

That means that only large scale social and cultural level proliferation of a clear understanding of the issue, unadulterated with politically or commercially motivated arguments, can effect this situation very much. Therefore the attitude of apathy or boredom with the issue that common people at large have (now that we've all been hearing highly idiotic arguments for years and years) is a very dangerous thing.

It is a failure to recognize the responsibility of the individual to maintain the collective power of common people, a failure that is so important and core to so many social issues today. The realization that if only common people at large recognized that through mass small efforts, common people at large have a huge collective power. Big business is aware of the collective power of common people, hence the mass investment into the shaping of culture through media and advertizing. It is measured in billions and billions of dollars.

When it comes to climate change, this apathy and boredom is somewhat understandable, even forgivable, due to the fact that there is no real source of clear, concise, unbiased summarization of the complex issue, and there is no obvious action that individuals can see that they can take, nothing to make an effort in, other than for instance trying to reduce your personal carbon footprint. But let me point your attention to an ordinary guy, a science teacher, who's put it all together into the simplest it can be put together. This is the clear concise summary. The action we can do is to spread it around. Try to realize that politicians are not scientists and they often they don't really understand scientific issues because they don't have the time to read research, so they go on hearsay just like street people. Getting this guy's work out into the public mind vastly increases the chances that people involved in national and international policy making decisions and debates will have a basic level of education on the subject.
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Holy crap. Yesterday morning I met George Xu at a tai chi seminar in Eugene. Let me tell you, this guy is legit. 100% no bs this guy is 78 years old, same height and weight as me, feels like he has bionic super-strength. It's because of how he off-balances you. He showed me how fast he could kick my ass about 7 times (he'd land punches right on my chin but slow it down enough not to hurt. He did hit me on the arms and shoulders hard enough to know he could easily knock me out). Imagine this old guy with a chinese accent "What can you do? You can't do nothing. I win as soon as I touch you."
Nothing mysterious about it, either, just simple pushes and pulls, hook punches and uppercuts. It's all in the mechanics, the linking together of the core muscles combined directed by his insane sensitivity to your balance and body structure. Pretty humbling.
Remember the first time you did Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu and you just absolutely got your ass handed to you effortlessly by an upper belt player? It was like that. But for a 78 year old guy to be in that physique and be able to assert that kind of physical presence is truly amazing.
The guy said 99.9% of Tai Chi people, instructors included, are completely clueless and don't know how to do it at all.
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I did five solid hours of training in the gym today. 11am-1pm MMA and boxing rounds, 5:30-6:30 boxing class, 6:30-8:30 JiuJitsu. I don't feel too worse for the wear right now, but I'll have to see how I feel at work tomorrow to truly know if I can truck it.
Got training in the morning, gonna try to hit the evening JiuJitsu too. Some might argue that rest is the key to improvement, I don't know. I think if I can keep the intensity to a point where I'm not getting injured I can still get a lot out of back to back sessions.
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Just had a pretty engaging conversation at the Glass Plate Game today, getting on some pretty exciting topics - particularly resurrecting the spirit of intellectual elitism that's been missing on the streets here for so long. Because the conversation got to that point I outlined this concept I've had for a really long time for an internet utility like facebook or youtube that would be useful for education, and pretty much anything that could benefit from content streamlining. I've kept the idea to myself for years because it could obviously be extremely profitable and even though it's a really complicated idea it would be really easy to create out of things that already exist, but I've given up on trying to develop it because I just don't have the resources. So I shared it with my friends Dunbar and Dylan and decided that instead I want to get it out there as an open-source collaboration and cement it in the open source counterculture so it doesn't piss me off when I see the same idea developed in a few years and some asshole gets rich as fuck off it. It's called "Apple of Eris" - keep an eye out for it in a few years.
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Music and Art are on the sidelines right now as I get deeper and deeper into the martial arts. I'm broke all the time but I'm loving every minute of it. You wouldn't think sport fighting would be a logical step on the path of a philosophical, generally peaceful person, but then again I have always really loved industrial music. The edge is what I'm interested in, wherever it lies. Right now it seems to be in fighting.
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