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Orientalism...
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very nice
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Kinda comforting for those who've left the old country...
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If you feel a bit lost about the phone bugging scandal involving the News Corporation and the News Of The World, enjoy John Oliver as he explains it all. It's perhaps the best recap you'll ever see.
John Oliver puts America's troubles into perspective through a comparative back-and-forth.
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For those who came back there's the small problem that one can't stream The Daily Show from a UK IP!
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It would be useful if you could use Circles both for targetting who a post was TO, as well as who else could SEE it. Like I might post a lot on technology, ... but not want to bore my non-tech friends on those topics, so I could target it TO 'Tech' (or eventually for some things, intersection of TECH and AMSTERDAM, for example).

However targetting isn't same as access control. Since we can publish long-form content here, there is value in it being public, eg. so it can be linked to from elsewhere, discovered in non-Google search engines, etc. But if I send a post TO public, I don't want it pushed by default into streams of my non-tech friends.

PROPOSAL: Pretty simple. Recycle concepts of "To:" and "Cc:" from email.

Those that a post is "To:", get it by default in their stream(s). Those who are "Cc:'d" can ... wait for it ... " see " ...the post. Erm, that's it. Maybe they can set their stream to include Cc:'s too, or look in Notifications, ... but basic idea is to allow email to train people to understand how it works. Anyone addressed directly (To:) or copied (Cc:) can read it. But those directly addressed get it more "in their face"; those merely copied get the less noisy version. Just like it should be in email...
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The point is that targetting is different from visibility. There are lots of good reasons to want a post to be public to the world, yet targetted / addressed to a specific smaller group. Circles doesn't yet implement this, although it's an obvious next step.
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"Ghosts of Amsterdam"

Touching and unsettling, photos of wartime Amsterdam, overlaid on present-day image - http://www.howtobearetronaut.com/2010/03/ghosts-of-amsterdam/
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Dallas is coming back! Dallas Intro with new Linda Gray http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-14098543

(this is how we learned about the US as kids :)
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This is how we learned about capitalism :)

'In Romania, "Dallas" was the last Western show allowed during the nightmare 1980s because President Nicolae Ceausescu was persuaded that it was sufficiently anti-capitalistic. By the time he changed his mind, it was already too late -- he had paid for the full run in precious hard currency. Meanwhile, the show provided a luxuriant alternative to a communism that was forcing people to wait more than a decade to buy the most rattletrap Romanian car...'
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/25/AR2008042503103.html
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%A1rm%C3%A1n_line

The Kármán line lies at an altitude of 100 kilometres (62 mi) above the Earth's sea level, and is commonly used to define the boundary between the Earth's atmosphere and outer space
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Although there is some mathematical basis for drawing the line near 100km, it is still a somewhat arbitrary surface being drawn with a nice round number, which the US draws at 50mi. Both numbers are rounded off estimates of the altitude where planes no longer "fly", as an attempt to distinguish pilots from astronauts. -space geek
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Taking +Tim Bray's redirects a bit further on my domain :

Twitter = http://livz.org/@

G+ = http://livz.org/+

Facebook = http://livz.org/

The last in Facebook (you need to copy the text as it doesn't seem to create the full link) is the Unicode 'WHITE UP POINTING INDEX' (U+261D) - not sure how it will render and in fact whether anyone will ever enter it.

Any other characters for other networks?
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I'm reading 100-year old search logs :)

#otlet #Mundaneum
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I don't believe so, it's an annual report from 1912, of 'Institut international de Bibliographie'. Hoping to get it all online...
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Rediscovered recording I made of sound of 100 firefox 3 browser tabs re-opening (and several videos autoplaying). Visuals from back of a taxi to Boston airport...

Krafty Nacirema (multitasking mix)
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Sounds Cool!!!! may be we could say that the threads inside are in a sync!! Proper Sync!!!
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Reading along with the Mission Profile for the Atlantis Launch.
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While you're waiting on NASA http://www.ustream.tv/nasahdtv

...check out archive.org's beautiful night flight footage of the 1964 World's Fair,
http://www.archive.org/details/tmp_1964Worl

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1964_New_York_World's_Fair

""Hailing itself as a "universal and international" exposition, the fair's theme was "Peace Through Understanding," dedicated to "Man's Achievement on a Shrinking Globe in an Expanding Universe"""...

Also http://www.archive.org/details/NewYorkWorldsFair
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1939_New_York_World%27s_Fair

""The NYWF of 1939–1940 was the first exposition to be based on the future, with an opening slogan of "Dawn of a New Day", and it allowed all visitors to take a look at "the world of tomorrow". According to the official New York World's Fair pamphlet,"The eyes of the Fair are on the future — not in the sense of peering toward the unknown nor attempting to foretell the events of tomorrow and the shape of things to come, but in the sense of presenting a new and clearer view of today in preparation for tomorrow; a view of the forces and ideas that prevail as well as the machines. To its visitors the Fair will say: "Here are the materials, ideas, and forces at work in our world. These are the tools with which the World of Tomorrow must be made. They are all interesting and much effort has been expended to lay them before you in an interesting way. Familiarity with today is the best preparation for the future.'"""
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This is my old G+ account associated with my danbrickley@gmail.com ID.

I am now using instead danbri@danbri.org which has a G+ account here: https://plus.google.com/108363728773973627360

Sorry for any confusion. I'll change my name here to hopefully stop auto-complete getting the wrong 'me'...
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