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Free: All-About-Android Coding Bundle: Break into an In-Demand Career with This Completely Free 23-Hour Training!
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This is the most sensible article I have seen so far about the Syrian Refugee Crisis.
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Yet another booboo by South Africa's president Zuma.
This time it may cost people's lives...
Thousands of South African soldiers deployed across Africa are in danger because of a crippling cash crisis in the military.
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Do you believe that there are only 2 genders? Then please watch this and think again. 
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What do you use most to search Google?
Mobile or Desktop?

Personally I still use Desktop more, but my Mobile use is definitely not far behind...
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Desktop because I need to google how to do my work ( I'm a developer.)
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Come on Google, we need this!
In 2012, Google’s Dianne Hackborn threatened to revoke CyanogenMod’s access to the Android Market if they moved forward with adding “Cornerstone” multitasking to their custom ROM. Samsung has since created their own multi-window multitasking feature.
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Change your mind, and change the mind of the governments of the world, to work together against runaway Climate Change.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-solnit/world-changing-with-climate-change_b_5842086.html
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It's more like an extremely slow walk I think...  And you may want to check, but I think it's walking backwards too boot...
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I love the Google doodle for today, celebrating the arrival of the Juno mission to Jupiter
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I found this puzzle and the related article quite enlightening!
A short game sheds light on government policy, corporate America, and why no one likes to be wrong.
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One of the first photographers I followed when I joined Google +. I love her work. Getting a profile write-up is quite an honour for her.
 
Collector Profile: +Vivienne Gucwa  

The way in which Manhattan-based travel photographer and writer Vivienne Gucwa discovered her love for photography was something of a fluke. Six years ago, armed with only an amateur point-and-shoot digital camera, she set off on walks from her Lower East Side apartment to relieve the stress of pre-med classes. As she explored the city, she began to capture the moments and post them on her new blog, “NY Through The Lens.”

As time passed and as her online following began to swell, Vivienne realized that her newfound passion for photography could become more than just stress relief.

In 2011, she joined a budding photography community on Google+, which she credits as one of the sources of inspiration to add writing and stories to her photos. And in 2014, some of those same stories and photos took the shape of a coffee table book titled, “NY Through The Lens,” which is available for purchase online and at most major book retailers. 

Fast forward to today and Vivienne now has over 1.75 million G+ followers. She continues to document her travels to cities all over the world (including Paris, England and Tokyo) in her “Through The Lens” collections. You can view her collections here: https://goo.gl/NZrRLZ

So what’s next for Vivienne?

“I’d love to do a cohesive around-the-world trip and just capture all the places I’d still love to see,” she said. “Cuba, Patagonia and Scandinavia are at the top of my list, but there’s also a lot of places in the US I’d like to visit as well.” However, she won’t just be taking pictures. Vivienne tells us that video has become a new passion that she is excited to explore.

No matter where her passions take her, the moments she captures will be right at your fingertips in her collections.
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Science proves that Trans kids are not confused, they are telling it like it is for them. 
The researchers behind a groundbreaking new study on trans youth says data can help dismantle societal discrimination.
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Have a look at our world with new eyes
Look at the Worldometer, and the following links
http://www.7billionworld.com/
http://www.internetlivestats.com/
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Education
  • School of Life
    Husband, dad, grandfather, friend, conqueror of everything life threw at me..., 1958 - present
  • High School Paarl Gimnasium
    Academic Matric, 1973 - 1975
  • University of Pretoria
    Started but did not complete BSc with Geology as major, 1976 - 1978
  • SA Defense Force
    Compulsory Military Service, 1977 - 1979
  • University of Pretoria
    BA Social Work, 1980 - 1982
  • AGS Teologiese Kollege / AFM Theological College
    Theology, 1983 - 1985
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If you can dream it, if you can imagine it, if you can think it, if you can believe it, pray for it and plan for it - if you can work on it despite all obstacles, hazards and disappointments - with God's help you can make it happen, you can make it true, you can make it a reality.
Introduction
IT Jack of All Trades, Amateur Photographer, Gamer, Lifelong student of various sciences, & avid Reader of anything science- & technology-related I can get my hands on.

I have been married to my wife & best friend for 29 years, and we have 3 lovely daughters. The eldest is married to a super son-in-law and we have been blessed with two lively intelligent grandsons.

I enjoy reading fiction, especially classic Sci_Fi such as Robert Heinlein & Isaac Asimov. Also Naval series about the age of sail, Spy novels, The Earth's Children series of Jean M Auel & Romance novels.. 

Films & TV series I love include Star Trek, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Babylon 5, Above & Beyond, House, CSI, & Romantic Chick Flicks..

Rugby fan & supporter of the SA Springboks, the Blue Bulls & Stormers. Cricket fan & supporter of the SA Proteas. I also love swimming, athletics & gymnastics.

I am a Charismatic Christian, trained to be a pastor, but I am not a dogmatic fanatic. I consider myself to be a believer in Jesus Christ as saviour, but not religious in the traditional sense of the word. Living in Jesus is more real than Churchianity. Living according to the Word, and being led by the Holy Spirit is what is important to me. I am also a believer in Religious freedom, and the right to agree to disagree on religion & faith.

I am a realistic optimist about life, and enjoy the beauty of love & God's creation. But I also suffer from depression (not bipolar), and fight a constant up & down battle to make it through each day. I do not believe suicide is an option, it is a cop-out.

I believe it when transsexual individuals say they have been born in the wrong body. I would much rather have been born a girl myself. Unfortunately, for various reasons, transition is not an option for me at this time. But I can dream.

If you can dream it, if you can imagine it, if you can think it, if you can believe it, pray for it and plan for it - if you can work on it despite all obstacles, hazards and disappointments - with God's help you can make it happen, you can make it true, you can make it a reality.
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Married 29 years, Father of 3 daughters, grandfather of 2 boys...
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Data Center Operator, IT Jack of All Trades
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