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July 12th, 2011 by in Images, Links

29 Life Lessons Learned In Travelling The World For 8 Years Straight – [Fluent In 3 Months] (via)

5 Seemingly Innocent Ways You Risk Your Identity Every Day[Cracked]

15 Cartoon And TV Characters Voiced By The Opposite Sex[BuzzFeed]

Google+ About To Hit 10 Million Users[Mashable]

Google’s social network, Google+, might be one of the fastest-growing networks ever, having already reached 10 million users according to one estimate.

Paul Allen, of Ancestry.com — not to be confused with Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen — has developed an interesting methodology to calculate the number of Google+ members.

He sampled a number of surnames from the U.S. Census Bureau data and compared it to surnames of Google+ users. By comparing surname popularity in the U.S. with the number of users on Google+ with each surname, he can guesstimate the percentage of the U.S. population that signed up for Google+. Finally, he calculated a ratio of U.S. to non-U.S. users to generate an estimate for the number of Google+ users worldwide.

Anonymous Hacks Booz Allen Leaks 90,000 Military Email Accounts[Gizmodo]

The leak, dubbed ‘Military Meltdown Monday,’ includes 90,000 logins of military personnel—including personnel from US CENTCOM, SOCOM, the Marine Corps, various Air Force facilities, Homeland Security, State Department staff, and what looks like private sector contractors. Their correspondences could include exchanges with Booz Allen’s highly brassy staff of retired defense folk: current execs include three former Directors of National Intelligence and one former head of the CIA.

2011 Special Olympics Summer Games (Photos) – [In Focus]

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