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Kenneth McCormack has been at 7 events

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Eric Enge21,103This week on the #DMEShow  @104858643838035519891 and @108493275257625053433 and I will chat about Pinterest and G+ and how to leverage them together. The show airs at 5 PM EDT on Thursday May 29th.  Just say yes to get access to the video for live or later viewing.  I will also share the video here for mobile users. Please help us by inviting others or sharing the event!Pinterest and Google Plus: Two Peas in a Pod2014-05-29 23:00:23206 
Lisa Engles5,209*Link to the program mentioned in this hangout www.hangoutsforvisionaryleaders.com/program* *Coaches, Authors and Speakers: Go From Ground Zero to Hangout Hero* Have you spent a lot of time, energy and money spinning your wheels, trying to spread your message and build your audience using social media marketing, but haven’t seen the results that you hoped for?  Do you feel disconnected from the very people you want to reach?  Well, you’re not alone.  In fact, most heart-centered entrepreneurs and visionary leaders that I talk to all say the same thing: " I feel disconnected from the people I want to reach"  and : “I don’t like using social media, but I know I’m supposed to.”  And less than a year ago, I was one of them. ​I was frustrated because there was something about social media that didn’t feel right to me.  I was very resistant to using it.  It felt useless to me because honestly, I was a small fish in a big pond of thousands of 'experts' who were using all types of tactics that felt pushy and in your face. If that's what I needed to do to get seen and get clients, then no thanks.  It's just not who I am. Then one day, I had an ‘ah-ha” moment.  I realized that the reason I was feeling so much resistance was because at the core of who I am and what I do as a coach, author and speaker is - connect and communicate. In that moment I saw how social media was actually putting a divide between me and ideal audience and was keeping me from getting noticed and ultimately, getting clients because there was a lack of authentic connection and communication.  Think about it, how much can you really connect with people when you’re limited posting a 140 characters, a link or an image?  The lack of authentic engagement was not only keeping me from effectively communicating my message, it was keeping me from connecting with my ideal audience and it was ultimately keeping me from making money doing what I love to do.  So I made it my goal to figure out how I could reach others with my message in a way that felt real and that created an opportunity for authentic connection.  And that’s when I decided to look into google hangouts on air.   Within 6 months of using hangouts on air (HOA) I was finally able to break the barriers between me and my ideal clients, get the support of influencers both in google plus and in my niche, establish my expertise and build a loyal following of people who want what I have to offer… all things I had been unsuccessful in accomplishing before. So, in this hangout I want to show you how you can have this type of success using hangouts as well.    #RonnieBincer  has been a big piece of my 'winning' equation, so he'll be joining us in this hangout where you'll: *Learn the 4 critical steps that will take you from ground zero to hangout hero (or shero)* *Discover how to use hangouts on air to connect and communicate with your ideal audience in real time so that you create trust and meaningful relationships* *Learn how usHangout Strategies for Visionary Leaders2014-04-14 20:00:0097 
Chef Dennis Littley718,372Mobile Use this Link: http://youtu.be/OATc03mlDks Join me and my Co-host @108641528210325220263  with are very special guest @115620878851836664537  as we tackle the topic of *Semantic Search*  on the 10th episode of *The Bloggers Guide to Using Google+ Effectively* And who better to learn it from then the Author of Google Semantic Search himself.   Every Monday  for thirty minutes we will focus on a different aspect of Google+  offering guidance and  answering questions.    If you have questions please leave them in the Comment Bar of this event  before the start of the show and we will do our best our best to answer them. The goal of our series is to help everyone understand how Google+ works and what they need to do to become successful on G+.  Once G+ begins to make sense to you, you'll be able to enjoy your time on the plus, making new friends, engaging in communities and seeing some pretty amazing search engine results.  While our series will be focused on Bloggers everyone is welcome and we hope to see all of you with your questions-    You can also join us at the G+ Food Bloggers Community - http://goo.gl/IEKmsV  where we discuss all the issues that Bloggers have as well as sharing best practices. All of our previous episodes are on Youtube  http://goo.gl/3iukbR Monday February 1th @ 1 PM EST/12 PM CST/11 AM MST/10 AM PST #googleplustips   #bloggers   #Gplusfoodbloggers  The Bloggers Guide to Using Google+ Effectively - Semantic Search with David Amerland2014-02-17 19:00:00147 
martin shervington968,483*Google Plus for Individuals and Business!* _Including launch of the free 'Quickstarter' courses..._ There have been so many changes in the Plus over the past few months, and as such we wanted to get together to re-launch the website, tell you about some of the resources and pick up on some of your questions as well. So get yourself ready and see you on Monday!The PYB team talk about some amazing, free resources available for Google+!2014-02-10 21:00:00116 
Men's Health624,730Stay on track in 2014 with healthy eating and nutrition tips from our panel of experts. TOPICS OF DISCUSSION: -Tips for maintaining flavor while eating healthy -Cooking demo -How to incorporate fruits and vegetables during the winter months PARTICIPANTS: -Paul Kita, Men’s Health Senior Associate Editor -Cheryl Forberg, Nutritionist and Chef -David McInerney, Co-Founder, Fresh Direct -Christopher Mohr, Ph.D, RDHealthy Cooking & Nutrition Tips2014-01-28 19:00:00154 
Google+9,305,444The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033966 
Google Australia175,940Join us for a special Doodle 4 Google explorer Hangout On Air and hear Project Loon engineer +Anton Staaf talk about exploring big ideas and a behind the scenes look at +Project Loon with students from Roydvale Primary School in Christchurch. #projectloon #loon #balloonpoweredinternetDoodle 4 Google Explorer Series: HOA with Project Loon's Anton Staaf2013-08-27 12:00:00423 

Kenneth McCormack has been shared in 245 public circles

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Tia McDowell23Shared circle to help you meet new people! Enjoy and share!2015-01-20 18:32:14495211321
AyJay Schibig84,141ENGAGERS  CIRCLE  1.19.15   by  +AyJay Schibig  Please ReShare.Welcome to the latest  edition of my  active Engagers Circle. Add  it to grow your G+ network !  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-01-20 07:39:00494473868
Rich Bradford31,008Version 19!! Rocking G+ this evening!! Let's grow your network with version 19 of my Favorite Circle!!   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles  #growthcircle  As a side note, I am on Tsu, which shares social revenues with all of us. https://www.tsu.co/rbradford 2015-01-20 00:03:104816058105
Noah Wesley17,004This is a public circle of Photographers and Photography loversTo increase your chances of inclusion in future circles please leave a comment when sharing the circle.If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include +ORIGINAL AUTHENTIC PHOTOGRAPHERS  • Comment on this postIf you like what you find in this circle, please share it with your followers to help these individuals reach a wider audience. I will share more circles of those I find Inspiring in the future#beautifulpictures #beautifulplaces #amazingphotos #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #spain #barcelona #sweden #sweden #gothenburg #sweden #stockholm #switzerland #switzerland #berne #switzerland #geneva #switzerland #zurich #turkey #turkey #ankara #turkey #istanbul #beijing #chengdu #chongqing #dalian #fuzhou #guangzhou #harbinchina #hefefi 2015-01-13 10:46:12494181736
vivek asati0This is the circle of circle # profiles and pages that are active in circle sharing and have included me their circles. If you are looking for followers and engagement add these people and engage with them.If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIF YOU WANT TO BE INCLUDED IN A NEW VERSIONS OF MY CIRCLES PLZ LET ME KNOW AND MAKE THIS SIMPLE STEPS:1. Include me in your circles.2. Plus, Comment and Reshare my posts in PUBLIC3. Please make sure you plus, reshare and comment on the Original4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above.2015-01-08 14:33:28370432
John Wood24,699This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you stream.Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #Kiribati #Korea #(ROK) #wait #Kyrgyzstan #Laos #Latvia #Lebanon #Lesotho #Liberia #Libyan #Arab #Jam. #Liechtenstein #Lithuania #Luxembourg #Macau #Macedonia #Madagascar #Malawi #Malaysia #Maldives #Mali #Malta #Marshall #Islands #Martinique #Mauritania #Mauritius #Mayotte #Mexico 2015-01-03 07:22:134306867123
Rich Bradford29,423Happy New Year!!Rocking G+ this evening!! Let's grow your network with version 18 of my Favorite Circle!! This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles  #growthcircle  2015-01-01 01:31:044836456103
Luis V.66,374This is my first #FollowFriday  shared circle and all the people in here belong in my circles. These are all people that should be followed and post good content, interact with others and are active on Google Plus. If you want to be excluded, let me know and I will pull your name.I'll be sharing on Fridays and if you want to ne in any future shared circles, do these things...Comment on here, share this circle, add me.I'll check your profile and posts. No spam or porn. 2014-12-27 02:49:034783212
Rich Bradford28,349Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Seasons Greetings!!Rocking G+ this evening!! Let's grow your network with version 17 of my Favorite Circle!! This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles  #growthcircle  2014-12-24 01:24:19491195728
Rajani Vijaya0My Awesome CircleThis is my circle of the day :)Add people in this circle to increase your follower. Enjoy it!#CircleShare#CircleSharing#Circles#CircleOfTheDay#SharedCircles#Shared#SharedPublicCircles#SharedCircleOfTheDay#Engagers#ShareCircle#SocialMedia#EngagersCircle#Share#Google#SharingCircles#ADD#Friends#SEOtips#Website#Marketing#SEOmarketing#Google#WebDesign#SocialMedia#DigitalMarketing#Business#LocalSEO#OnlineMarketing#Search#SocialMediaMarketing#SEOservices#ContentMarketing#Blogging#SEM#WebDevelopment#SEOStrategy2014-11-28 01:58:1048011912
Rich Bradford25,637Do over! or should I say seconds!! Happy Thanksgiving for all in the USA!! Happy Day to everyone else!! Rocking G+ this afternoon!! Let's grow your network with version 16 of my Favorite Circle!! This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles  #growthcircle  2014-11-27 22:26:52493604492
Rich Bradford25,637Happy Thanksgiving for all in the USA!! Happy Day to everyone else!! Rocking G+ this afternoon!! Let's grow your network with version 16 of my Favorite Circle!! This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles  #growthcircle  2014-11-27 22:10:52493568
John Wood21,093This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you stream.Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #Singapore2014-11-27 10:51:04333202736
Rich Bradford25,167Version 15 is here!! Happy weekend everyone!! Let's Rock G+!!Let's grow your network with version 15 of my Favorite Circle!! This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles  #growthcircle  2014-11-22 01:34:18493515186
Rich Bradford25,079Version 14!! Let's Rock G+!!Let's grow your network with version 14 of my Favorite Circle!! This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles  #growthcircle  (Sorry about that! It has been a while since the last circle!)2014-11-21 01:33:12488525492
Rich Bradford23,482Where are we? Version 13? Let's Rock G+!! Let's grow your network with version 13 of my Favorite Circle!! This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles  #growthcircle  2014-11-03 22:19:10474171433
Rich Bradford22,315 Let's grow your network and rock G+ with version 12 of my Favorite Circle!! This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles  #growthcircle  2014-10-21 23:46:40464122319
Rich Bradford21,381Hope you are having an excellent Monday!! Let's grow your network and rock G+ with version 11 of my Favorite Circle!! This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles  #growthcircle  2014-10-13 20:51:10448010
Candy Archery199Good morning (or afternoon/evening)!! Looks like a new circle is long overdue! Let's grow your network and rock G+ with version 10 of my Favorite Circle!! This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles  #growthcircle  2014-10-07 11:52:105008217
Rich Bradford20,012Good morning (or afternoon/evening)!! Looks like a new circle is long overdue! Let's grow your network and rock G+ with version 10 of my Favorite Circle!! This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles  #growthcircle  2014-10-02 14:35:31409495098
Becky Collins16,515Hot and spicy foods circle! :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-15 05:16:26463107
shareing circle9,942Google Friends! - You're in this Circle +shareing circle .♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥If You receive this message You are included in circle !!!1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above..♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥#Circle#Sharers#Engagers#Followers#AddCircle#CoolPeople#Influencers#CircleShare#shareingcircle2014-09-06 10:09:063646957101
Rich Bradford17,989Continuing to rock G+!! Let's grow your network!! Can’t believe this is version 9 of my Favorite Circle!! This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! Happy Friday to all of you!! Have an excellent weekend!#circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday#circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles#sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday#engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople#googlecircles #growthcircle  2014-09-05 23:48:55365566282
Added Healthy216This circle regularly tops 501 reshares because of all the awesome engagers in it. Make sure to be a part of it!➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Plus the original post2) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)3) Comment on the original post when complete4) Add the circle weekly so you can get the new members!  http://addedhealthy.blogspot.com/2014/08/5-symptoms-and-cause-appendicitis.html#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-08-28 09:53:23501121113
My-beez4,055Hey everyone, lets keep rocking G+ with this amazing 6th edition of my Top engagers membersThis circle contains primary profiles of recent engagers. If you receive a notification means you are inside. Have a look through these profiles. If you add these people, at least half will add you back and engage with you through pluses, shares and comments on your material.#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health #Mybeezcircles #topengagers #engagedcircles #topcircles   #topcircleshare   Have a nice tuesday !Julie.2014-08-26 08:26:2250115920
Rich Bradford17,418Continuing to  rock G+!! Let's grow your network with version 8 of my Favorite Circle. This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! Have an excellent weekend!#circle   #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles #growthcircle  2014-08-26 03:03:19344474875
Rich Bradford16,555Continuing to  rock G+!! Let's grow your network with version 7 of my Favorite Circle. This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! Have an excellent weekend!#circle   #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles #growthcircle  2014-08-16 00:03:50327604588
Rich Bradford15,319Continuing to  rock G+!! Let's grow your network with version 6 of my Favorite Circle. This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! Have a fantastic week!#circle   #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles #growthcircle  2014-08-05 20:36:01286413665
Rich Bradford14,105Now is a good time to do this!  Let’s rock G+ and grow your network with version 5 of my Favorite Circle. This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   Thank you in advance for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! Have a fantastic week!#circle   #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles #growthcircle  2014-07-29 22:43:06246433958
Rich Bradford13,678Let’s rock G+ and grow your network with version 4 of my Favorite Circle. This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   Thank you in advance for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! Have a fantastic week!#circle   #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles #growthcircle  2014-07-23 02:27:28200362852
Doug Hyatt5,572THIS IS MEGA CIRCLE 12  #DOUGHYATTCIRCLESHARING I AM GETTING 1,000+ FOLLOWERS A WEEK FROM THIS!  1) ADD THE CIRCLE2) RESHARE THE CIRCLE AND BE SURE TO REMEMBER TO CHECK THE BOX WHICH INCLUDES YOURSELF.3)RESHARE TO PUBLIC EVERY DAY!BE SURE TO COPY THE HASHTAG LIST AND ADD IN YOUR COMMENTS LIKE I HAVE!  IT WILL GIVE YOU MAXIMUM RESULTS#doughyattcirclesharing#circles   #circlemania   #circletoday   #circleplus   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #CircleSharing   #sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   2014-07-19 21:28:014624211
Rich Bradford12,684Let’s rock G+ and grow your network with version 3 of the Snowball Circle. This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   To be added to future circles follow these simple steps:1 - Include me in one your circles if you haven’t already2 - share the circle (include yourself)3 - add +1 to the post4 - Leave a comment below#circle   #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles #growthcircle  2014-07-15 19:52:54168322238
Cher Fauvél426This is my Elite Raw Rocks Shared Circle!This is my circle for anyone interested in raw, organic, vegan nutrition!May be you just wanna investigate raw living a little? You will find the leaders in this circle.Please G+ and share if you would like to be added :)Be sure to share the original post.Welcome to Raw Rocks Shared Circle!  #rawliving  #rawfood #rawfoodlifestyle #organic   #rawnutrition  2014-07-05 15:20:52500313
James Wilson245Sharing Sunday. Hope everyone has a great week. Add, plus and share#Circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #shared   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedpublicircles   #sharing   #sharingcircles 2014-06-29 14:58:28473424
John Wood8,708boost visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post #powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou             #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare 2014-06-24 11:05:052937514
Shivakant Tripathi1,827IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not. (。◕‿◕。)#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle   2014-06-23 14:14:30501417
John Wood8,050Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me ( ) in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.    _ Otherwise I may not notice your activity!_3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-06-20 10:26:17472211838
Shivakant Tripathi1,773IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not.#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle   2014-06-05 23:05:224351048
John Wood6,323Shared circle time, I am sure you all know how this works. Feel free to add this Circle, Re Share it & comment#sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday 2014-05-28 08:37:23498582376
John Nuntiatio37,221#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle #tennis #golf #photography #health #weightloss 2014-05-27 06:18:55201172
Organo Gold Review1,066I highly suggest adding each and every person in this #GoogleCircle as they will be sure to interact with you. Circle sharing pages This circle contains pages that engage through pluses, comments or shares. If you receive a notification means you are inside.#circleshare       #circlesharing       #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles       #publiccircle       #teamelitecircle   #teameliteengagercircle     #dontconfusethecircles  2014-05-20 02:06:08460113
Will Hawkins33,835Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                              118This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!Circle Networkhttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/112542593288160483901/postsNetwork Circleshttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/communities/113362757071870225795#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle  Circlenetwork CircleNetworking IPNetwork NetworkingCircles2014-05-13 22:47:45500534395
curator Circle0As promised yesterday, here is the #CuratorCircleEdition  4Wisdom of this circle: Take time to view the profile of those you add if you care for the quality of the content shared on G+!Some of you that show interest to be included in the circle will not find themselves in. It is not an hazard; the minimum one can do while asking for inclusion in a shared circle is to include the sharer page or profile. Also due to the maximum space of 500 profiles, others have been kept for the next circle.Rules of the circle:1. Plus and share the circle (add me if you haven't done it yet)2. Comment to ask for inclusion. And enjoy your day.2014-05-06 13:53:46501351023
David Baj574Very Good CircleVIC (very important circle) #vic    #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles  If you want enlarge your circle, you must reshared this circle. And so, do you want enlarge your circle? And now, what are you waiting to reshare?The most important engager is reshared, because only with it we could enlarge the our circle.If you want to be part of the next  Special Circle1 - include me in your circles3 - shared the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post5 - Comment  #findcircles    #circlemeup    #influencermarketing    #influencers     #socialmediamarketing     #socialnetworking     #toppeople   #entrepreneur   #happy  2014-04-30 23:43:15244201
Maria Maccarone171VEG FRIENDLY CIRCLEHere's my first version of a Veg Friendly Circle.It's a circle of veg friendly people all over the world: really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add to your circles.Share The Circle if you like to spread veg attitude on Google Plus!Would you like me to add you to my Circle? Please, follow these simple steps:1 - Share the Circle 2 - Include me in your circles 3 - Add +1 to the post 4 - Be happy!Check also: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/101426554655343191310/+Stationveganblog/posts#vegancircle   #vegetariancircle   #vegetariano #vegan   #vegetarian   #vegetarianrecipe   #vegetalien   #vegetalienne   #rawfood   #rawvegan   #veganfriendly #vegfriendly #greenliving #greenfriends #vegetarianismo #veganismo #healthyliving #healthy   #sharedcircle   #publiccircleshare     #circleshare     #circleoftheday   #circleshares     #circlesharing     #circlesshare     #publicsharedcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek     #sharedcircl2014-04-19 08:56:245009914
Shivakant Tripathi1,650IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not. (。◕‿◕。)#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles 2014-04-16 21:12:284362111
Rehmat Ullah559.............Circle Of THe DAy.................................Here is my new #circle   Having top engagers of my network..Add and enjoy this circle, also share with your friends. #circleshare #circleoftheday #ukcircles   #circles  2014-03-05 09:57:57501251330
Claudio Varricchio4,507Ecco una lista di utenti di #googleplus particolarmente attivi, seguiti, apprezzati, condivisi. Sono più di 400 e che rappresentano una  #SharedCircle  da non perdere!Per essere inclusi nelle mie cerchie condivise  (#sharedcircle), siete pregati di: 1 - Fare +1 t su questo post.2 - Commentatelo, specificando una categoria in cui vorreste essere inclusi (lavoro o interesse)  3 - Includetela tra le vostre cerchie.4 - Condividete la cerchia includendo voi stessi. #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles         #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles     #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday         #sharewithyou       #circle  #coolpeople   #circleshare #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #circleshare     #circlesharing     #fullcircleshare  #circlesunday     #social  #socialnetworks   #socialnetworking  #community #communities  2014-02-03 22:23:31500213
Creative Googlers =)35,178Circle of the Most Active Users of Google+This is a public circle of most active Google+ friends that would like to be circulated in order to discover new friends. Share it to keep the flow and to meet new people :) thanks.../********************************************/2014-01-29 10:15:04307614887
Core Marketing1,532Hello guys and girls!It's finally time to share one great circle full of interesting people and businesses!Here we go:1. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles/Include Yourself4. Share The Circle!#awesome      #awesomepeople       #chadwick       #circle     #circles    #circlesharing       #circleshare       #circleoftheday     #circleplus #followers     #gplus       #public       #publiccircles    #publicsharedcircles       #reshare       #reshared     #reshareday      #resharetags     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles      #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou       #sharing      #sharingcircle 2014-01-09 12:43:094022113

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2015-02-27 14:21:18 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Facebook: high fructose corn syrup
I came across this episode of Leo Laporte’s interesting interview series of high-tech “movers and shakers.” In this particular episode (from September, 2011), Leo asks John what he thinks about Facebook:

Leo Laporte: How do you feel about Facebook?

John Perry Barlow: It is not the global village. It’s the global suburbs.

Leo Laporte: The gated global suburbs.

John Perry Barlow: It has this quality ... of high fructose corn syrup, as opposed to broccoli.

For full interview, please see:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=napvYuEzj0Q#t=19
starting at 29:10

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2015-03-04 18:14:16 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Facebook hired Sheryl Sandberg from Google, 2008
On March 4, 2008 — 7 years ago today — Facebook announced that it was hiring Google’s vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations, Sheryl Sandberg, to become Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. Sheryl learned at Google the value of advertising revenues, and she immediately implemented plans to expand advertising opportunities for businesses on Facebook. In 2007, the year before Sheryl joined Facebook, Facebook revenues were about $150 million. Today, with Sheryl still as COO and now a board member as well, revenues have increased over 80 times to $12.466 billion (2014).

A key connector of Zuckerberg to Sandberg was Roger McNamee, who is a musician and also the founding partner of the venture capital firm, Elevation Partners. McNamee had advised Zuckerberg not to sell Facebook (and Zuckerberg appreciatedthis ... more »

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2015-02-28 13:49:42 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

A Brief Thought Experiment on Evolution

The process by which modern organisms descended from our ancient ancestors is stunning. In a billion years, our ancestors have evolved from micro organisms into every form of life we know today.

What might that mean for the next billion years?

The short answer is we have no idea. Who could have predicted that humans, cats, dogs, bears, trees, plants, grass, insects, or any life form could have evolved from bodies of water filled with microorganisms.

When you add in the impact of technology where future humans may be able to rewire themselves or reprogram their own DNA, its clear that any predictions about what's possible are futile.

Yet there are some intriguing patterns that arise if you look far enough back in history. Let's take a quick look through some of the basic stages.

The... more »

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2015-03-04 18:14:16 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Facebook hired Sheryl Sandberg from Google, 2008
On March 4, 2008 — 7 years ago today — Facebook announced that it was hiring Google’s vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations, Sheryl Sandberg, to become Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. Sheryl learned at Google the value of advertising revenues, and she immediately implemented plans to expand advertising opportunities for businesses on Facebook. In 2007, the year before Sheryl joined Facebook, Facebook revenues were about $150 million. Today, with Sheryl still as COO and now a board member as well, revenues have increased over 80 times to $12.466 billion (2014).

A key connector of Zuckerberg to Sandberg was Roger McNamee, who is a musician and also the founding partner of the venture capital firm, Elevation Partners. McNamee had advised Zuckerberg not to sell Facebook (and Zuckerberg appreciatedthis ... more »

Today in History: Facebook hired Sheryl Sandberg from Google, 2008
On March 4, 2008 — 7 years ago today — Facebook announced that it was hiring Google’s vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations, Sheryl Sandberg, to become Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. Sheryl learned at Google the value of advertising revenues, and she immediately implemented plans to expand advertising opportunities for businesses on Facebook. In 2007, the year before Sheryl joined Facebook, Facebook revenues were about $150 million. Today, with Sheryl still as COO and now a board member as well, revenues have increased over 80 times to $12.466 billion (2014).

A key connector of Zuckerberg to Sandberg was Roger McNamee, who is a musician and also the founding partner of the venture capital firm, Elevation Partners. McNamee had advised Zuckerberg not to sell Facebook (and Zuckerberg appreciated this advice), and Elevation — after Sandberg was hired — acquired 1% of Facebook in 2010. McNamee advised Sandberg to explore a job opportunity with Zuckerberg, and McNamee made a strong case for hiring Sandberg to Zuckerberg.

Zuckerberg estimated that he spent about 50 hours in meetings with Sandberg before making her a job offer. Sandberg told David Kirkpatrick, who wrote the book The Facebook Effect, that her meetings with Zuckerberg were “endless… He just would not leave my house.” Kirkpatrick also reported that Sandberg invited Zuckerberg to fly on Google One, the 767 jet owned by Larry Page and Sergei Brin, on their way from San Francisco to Zurich to attend the World Economic Forum. Because Zuckerberg was actively looking for a COO at this time, a number of Googlers on the flight noticed that Zuckerberg and Sandberg seemed to be talking “conspiratorily.” And while Zuckerberg was considering a number of COO candidates, Sandberg stood out as, Kirkpatrick reported, “one of the few who didn’t say...that she would like to keep open the possibility of being Facebook’s CEO some day.” But the primary reason that Zuckerberg hired Sandberg was because she had unparalleled experience with internet advertising that she got in her 6 years at Google, and Zuckerberg understood that Sandberg could apply this experience to monetize Facebook’s operations.

YouTube videos:
•How Sheryl Sandberg Negotiated Her Facebook Deal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlaWONjMIAs
•Sheryl Sandberg: What I learned from Google. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TWI8L2oWYo
•Charlie Rose — Interview with Facebook Leadership (Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqxNtEc4rzc

Web sources:
•http://allthingsd.com/20080304/sheryl-sandberg-will-become-coo-of-facebook/
•http://techcrunch.com/2008/03/04/facebook-hires-googles-sheryl-sandberg-as-coo/
•http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/04/technology/04cnd-facebook.html?_r=0
•http://venturebeat.com/2008/03/04/facebook-hires-sheryl-sandberg-to-be-its-new-coo/
•http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB120465155439210627
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheryl_Sandberg
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_McNamee
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elevation_Partners

Book source:
• The Facebook Effect by David Kirkpatrick: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003QL14L4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003QL14L4&linkCode=as2&tag=empoweringnews-20&linkId=WWJVY2IDZ7ZO7DHJ

Image credits:
•Left: Sheryl Sandberg. By cellanr [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ASheryl_Sandberg_2013.jpg 
•Right Top: Mark Zuckerberg. By Guillaume Paumier (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AMark_Zuckerberg_at_the_37th_G8_Summit_in_Deauville_018_v1.jpg
•Right Bottom: Roger McNamee: http://www.cooperhewitt.org/2011/07/07/designing-media-roger-mcnamee/___

2015-03-04 18:13:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

AA Daily Reflections — March 4

WEEDING THE GARDEN

The essence of all growth is a willingness to make a change for the better and then an unremitting willingness to shoulder whatever responsibility this entails.
AS BILL SEES IT, p. 115

By the time I had reached Step Three I had been freed of my dependence on alcohol, but bitter experience has shown me that continuous sobriety requires continuous effort.

Every now and then I pause to take a good look at my progress. More and more of my garden is weeded each time I look, but each time I also find new weeds sprouting where I thought I had made my final pass with the blade. As I head back to get the newly sprouted weed (it's easier when they are young), I take a moment to admire how lush the growing vegetables and flowers are, and my labors are rewarded. My sobriety grows and bears fruit.

AA Daily Reflections — March 4

WEEDING THE GARDEN

The essence of all growth is a willingness to make a change for the better and then an unremitting willingness to shoulder whatever responsibility this entails.
AS BILL SEES IT, p. 115

By the time I had reached Step Three I had been freed of my dependence on alcohol, but bitter experience has shown me that continuous sobriety requires continuous effort.

Every now and then I pause to take a good look at my progress. More and more of my garden is weeded each time I look, but each time I also find new weeds sprouting where I thought I had made my final pass with the blade. As I head back to get the newly sprouted weed (it's easier when they are young), I take a moment to admire how lush the growing vegetables and flowers are, and my labors are rewarded. My sobriety grows and bears fruit.___

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2015-03-03 16:34:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Apollo 9 Launched to test Lunar Module, 1969
On March 3, 1969 — 46 years ago today — NASA launched the third manned Apollo mission, Apollo 9 — an Earth orbital test flight of the Lunar Module (or Lunar Excursion Module, aka “LEM”). Apollo 9’s 3-man crew — Jim McDivitt, Dave Scott, and Rusty Schweickart — performed maneuvers in Earth orbit that would be required in lunar orbit to land men on the moon. The Lunar Module, on later moon-landing missions, would be used to carry astronauts from the command capsule and service module to the surface of the moon. The LEM was built to fit inside the third stage of the Saturn V rocket, and the service module fit above it with the command capsule above the service module. On this mission, the command capsule and service module detached from the third stage, turned around, then docked with the LEM after it had been exposed.Astronauts clim... more »

Today in History: Apollo 9 Launched to test Lunar Module, 1969
On March 3, 1969 — 46 years ago today — NASA launched the third manned Apollo mission, Apollo 9 — an Earth orbital test flight of the Lunar Module (or Lunar Excursion Module, aka “LEM”). Apollo 9’s 3-man crew — Jim McDivitt, Dave Scott, and Rusty Schweickart — performed maneuvers in Earth orbit that would be required in lunar orbit to land men on the moon. The Lunar Module, on later moon-landing missions, would be used to carry astronauts from the command capsule and service module to the surface of the moon. The LEM was built to fit inside the third stage of the Saturn V rocket, and the service module fit above it with the command capsule above the service module. On this mission, the command capsule and service module detached from the third stage, turned around, then docked with the LEM after it had been exposed. Astronauts climbed inside the LEM after a space walk and tested the flight capabilities of the LEM in space. The mission was a great success — proving that the LEM worked as needed to land men on the moon and fly them back to the command capsule and service module that would orbit the Moon awaiting their return from the surface.

Apollo Program before Apollo 9:
• Apollo 1. Date planned: 02/21/1967. Never launched. On January 27, 1967, a fire erupted on board the 3-man Apollo command capsule during a launch pad test and killed astronauts Gus Grisson, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee.

The fire causing astronauts’ deaths was a major setback to the Moon landing program. NASA re-evaluated its safety policies and conducted a number of unmanned missions to test various subsystems required for a successful Moon landing:

• Apollo 1x (AS-201). Date: 02/26/1966. Unmanned suborbital flight. First test of Saturn 1B rocket.
• Apollo 2 (AS-203). Date: 07/05/1966. Unmanned suborbital flight, no Apollo spacecraft. Successfully verified restartable 3rd stage engine needed for trip from Earth to Moon.
• Apollo 3 (AS-202). Date: 08/25/1966. Unmanned suborbital flight: Tested heat shield of Apollo spacecraft and Pacific splashdown. 
• Apollo 4. Date: 11/09/1967. Unmanned. First flight of the Saturn V rocket required for men to go to the moon.
• Apollo 5. Date: 01/22/1968. Unmanned. First flight of the Lunar Module, tested descent and ascent engine firing in space.
• Apollo 6. Date: 04/04/1968. Unmanned. Second flight of the Saturn V rocket. NASA declared rocket man-ready.

•Apollo 7. Date: 10/11/1968. Manned by astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn Eisele, and Walt Cunningham.
•Apollo 8. Date: 12/21/1968. Manned by astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders. Flew to the Moon, orbited it 10 times, and returned to Earth safely.

YouTube videos:
•Apollo 9 - First Manned Practice with Lunar Module (animation tied with actual audio): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvrsN466N-M
•NASA Documentary on Apollo 9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHuErImG2Cw
•16mm Film Footage of the Apollo 9 Mission: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDWm6expAYs

Web sources:
•http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/apollo9.html#.VPXK_bPF_T0
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_9
•http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/#.VPXFErPF_T2
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Apollo_missions
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Lunar_Module

Book sources:
•Apollo 9: The NASA Mission Series: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1896522513/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1896522513&linkCode=as2&tag=empoweringnews-20&linkId=ND4Q73Z6I27LE5N6

Image credits:
•Left Top: Apollo 9 launch. NASA photo.
•Left Bottom: Apollo 9 crew. NASA photo.
•Right: Frames taken from this animation of Apollo 9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvrsN466N-M___

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2015-03-03 06:51:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Facebook: high fructose corn syrup
I came across this episode of Leo Laporte’s interesting interview series of high-tech “movers and shakers.” In this particular episode (from September, 2011), Leo asks John what he thinks about Facebook:

Leo Laporte: How do you feel about Facebook?

John Perry Barlow: It is not the global village. It’s the global suburbs.

Leo Laporte: The gated global suburbs.

John Perry Barlow: It has this quality ... of high fructose corn syrup, as opposed to broccoli.

For full interview, please see:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=napvYuEzj0Q#t=19
starting at 29:10

Facebook: high fructose corn syrup
I came across this episode of Leo Laporte’s interesting interview series of high-tech “movers and shakers.” In this particular episode (from September, 2011), Leo asks John what he thinks about Facebook:

Leo Laporte: How do you feel about Facebook?

John Perry Barlow: It is not the global village. It’s the global suburbs.

Leo Laporte: The gated global suburbs.

John Perry Barlow: It has this quality ... of high fructose corn syrup, as opposed to broccoli.

For full interview, please see:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=napvYuEzj0Q#t=19
starting at 29:10___

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2015-03-03 06:50:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Pneumatic Subway Opened to Public, 1870
On February 26, 1870 — 145 years ago today — the first test case for a pneumatic subway was opened in a 300-foot tunnel below Broadway in New York City. A visionary inventor, Alfred Ely Beach, proposed such an underground transportation system to deal with congestion on the streets in New York City. But Beach could not get the necessary political support to gain legal permission for an underground people transport system. However, Beach took advantage of a state franchise offered for the construction of an underground pneumatic tube for the transport of letters and packages. Secretly, Beach built the franchised tunnel/tube to also accommodate the transport of people.

On February 1870, after just over a year of tunneling, Beach announced his secret pneumatic subway to the stunned public. The one block long subway,inc... more »

Today in History: First Pneumatic Subway Opened to Public, 1870
On February 26, 1870 — 145 years ago today — the first test case for a pneumatic subway was opened in a 300-foot tunnel below Broadway in New York City. A visionary inventor, Alfred Ely Beach, proposed such an underground transportation system to deal with congestion on the streets in New York City. But Beach could not get the necessary political support to gain legal permission for an underground people transport system. However, Beach took advantage of a state franchise offered for the construction of an underground pneumatic tube for the transport of letters and packages. Secretly, Beach built the franchised tunnel/tube to also accommodate the transport of people.

On February 1870, after just over a year of tunneling, Beach announced his secret pneumatic subway to the stunned public. The one block long subway, including a station with a grand piano, chandeliers, and a goldfish-stocked fountain, opened today and created a sensation in New York. During its first year of operation, 400,000 visitors paid 25¢ [about $4.60 today] for the one-block long ride between Warren Street and Murray Street under Broadway.

Despite the popularity of the short subway line, Beach struggled with political forces — business owners who were worried that the subway would affect the structural integrity of their buildings and other entrepreneurs who were interested in building elevated railways — for years until 1873 when a bill to extend his subway was signed into law by New York’s governor. But then a stock market crash caused investors to withdraw support, and it would be another 25 years before subway plans were renewed — shortly after Beach’s death in 1896 at age 69.

YouTube video:
•Why Did America’s First Subway Fail? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HHllC4TbeY
•Pneumatic Transit (no voice): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awRKZxSMsBw


Sources:
•http://www.wired.com/2010/02/0226new-york-pneumatic-subway/
•http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/technology/nyunderground/secret.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beach_Pneumatic_Transit
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Ely_Beach
•http://www.columbia.edu/~brennan/beach/
•http://www.nycsubway.org/wiki/Beach_Pneumatic_Transit
•http://www.westegg.com/inflation/infl.cgi

Image credit:
•Top: The Beach Pneumatic Subway Way-Station.
http://www.nycsubway.org/wiki/Beach_Pneumatic_Transit#The_Broadway_Tunnel
•Bottom Left: The Beach Subway Tunnel.
http://www.nycsubway.org/wiki/Beach_Pneumatic_Transit#The_Broadway_Tunnel
•Bottom Right: Inside a Beach Subway Car.
http://www.nycsubway.org/wiki/Beach_Pneumatic_Transit#The_Broadway_Tunnel___

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Today in History: Open heart surgery televised for first time for educational purposes, 1947
On February 27, 1947 — 68 years ago today — open heart surgery was for the first time televised via closed-circuit television to medical students at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Alfred Blalock and his surgical partner, Vivien Thomas, demonstrated open heart surgery techniques that they had pioneered. 

Background
In the early to mid-1800s, Johns Hopkins was born into a family that owned a tobacco plantation; his family emancipated their slaves. Hopkins became a successful money-making entrepreneur who willed $7 million [$153 million adjusted for inflation] for the founding of a hospital and a teaching/research university next to it. Hopkins was an early abolitionist, based on his family’s Quaker upbringing. His attitude and ideas about equality andintegr... more »

Today in History: Open heart surgery televised for first time for educational purposes, 1947
On February 27, 1947 — 68 years ago today — open heart surgery was for the first time televised via closed-circuit television to medical students at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Alfred Blalock and his surgical partner, Vivien Thomas, demonstrated open heart surgery techniques that they had pioneered. 

Background
In the early to mid-1800s, Johns Hopkins was born into a family that owned a tobacco plantation; his family emancipated their slaves. Hopkins became a successful money-making entrepreneur who willed $7 million [$153 million adjusted for inflation] for the founding of a hospital and a teaching/research university next to it. Hopkins was an early abolitionist, based on his family’s Quaker upbringing. His attitude and ideas about equality and integration of hospital care and education led to Johns Hopkins University becoming a pre-eminent university. For 31 consecutive years, the National Science Foundation has ranked Johns Hopkins as the #1 university among U.S. academic institutions in total science, medical, and engineering research and development spending.

Dr. Alfred Blalock attended Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and graduated with a medical degree in 1922. Blalock then worked at Vanderbilt University’s Hospital where he met Vivien Thomas, an African-American. Hopkins and Thomas formed a close professional relationship that would last 3 decades. In 1941, Blalock was offered the job of Chief Surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and he brought Vivien Thomas along with him as his assistant. In 2003, PBS premiered a documentary, “Partners of the Heart,” which chronicles the collaboration between Blalock and Thomas and Johns Hopkins University. Another film, “Something the Lord Made,” by HBO documents the partnership between Blalock and Thomas and reveals how discrimination played a much more significant role in medicine than it does today — an appropriate movie to watch for African-American History month, celebrated in February in the United States and Canada.    

YouTube video:
•Film about Dr. Blalock’s exceptional assistant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh2TB1M0mY0
Another link to this movie: http://putlocker.is/watch-something-the-lord-made-online-free-putlocker.html

Sources:
•http://thegreatgeekmanual.com/blog/this-day-in-geek-history-february-27
•http://todayinsci.com/2/2_27.htm
•http://welcometobaltimorehon.com/baltimores-first-television
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Blalock
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivien_Thomas
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johns_Hopkins_Hospital
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johns_Hopkins_School_of_Medicine
•http://www.scienceheroes.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=353&Itemid=301
•http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/

Image credits:
•Left: Early operation involving Dr. Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/aframsurgeons/images/vthomas1.gif
•Right Top: Dr. Alfred Blalock.
http://www.medicalarchives.jhmi.edu/papers/blalock.html
•Right Bottom: Vivien Thomas.
http://www.medicalarchives.jhmi.edu/portlarg/thomasv.jpg___

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A Brief Thought Experiment on Evolution

The process by which modern organisms descended from our ancient ancestors is stunning. In a billion years, our ancestors have evolved from micro organisms into every form of life we know today.

What might that mean for the next billion years?

The short answer is we have no idea. Who could have predicted that humans, cats, dogs, bears, trees, plants, grass, insects, or any life form could have evolved from bodies of water filled with microorganisms.

When you add in the impact of technology where future humans may be able to rewire themselves or reprogram their own DNA, its clear that any predictions about what's possible are futile.

Yet there are some intriguing patterns that arise if you look far enough back in history. Let's take a quick look through some of the basic stages.

The... more »

A Brief Thought Experiment on Evolution

The process by which modern organisms descended from our ancient ancestors is stunning. In a billion years, our ancestors have evolved from micro organisms into every form of life we know today.

What might that mean for the next billion years?

The short answer is we have no idea. Who could have predicted that humans, cats, dogs, bears, trees, plants, grass, insects, or any life form could have evolved from bodies of water filled with microorganisms.

When you add in the impact of technology where future humans may be able to rewire themselves or reprogram their own DNA, its clear that any predictions about what's possible are futile.

Yet there are some intriguing patterns that arise if you look far enough back in history. Let's take a quick look through some of the basic stages.

The history of life

Somewhere between 500 million and 1 billion years ago multicellular complex lifeforms began crawling around the ocean floors. To them, the floor was their entire universe, and crawling permitted new ways to explore. 

Then some time millions of years later, the ability to swim arose. The proto-amphibians were able to leave the ocean floor and traverse through the water, examining an entirely new environment. The universe had suddenly expanded.

But these proto-amphibians could not leave the ocean. They could not breathe in what lay outside the waters. They may have been aware that something existed beyond the water, and some may have even momentarily left the ocean, but they were still limited.

Then something interesting happened. After a tremendously large number of mutations over several hundred million years, these lifeforms were able to adapt. Suddenly a new environment existed open to exploitation and wonder.

In time amphibians begin crawling on the land, repeating the process of investigation that itheir ancestors did on the ocean floor millions of years prior.

The mutating continued for several hundred millions of years, eventually producing humans.

Humans developed the ability to leave the floor of the earth and traverse through the air. But we cannot breath in what lay outside the atmosphere. We are aware that something exists beyond the planet, some of us even having left it momentarily, but we are still limited.

And thus the cycle repeats. Crawl, Traverse, Adapt, Crawl, Traverse...

If this pattern is able to continue, the logical conclusion is that humans will eventually adapt to space. They will they be able to live in a new environment, traversing through it with the same ease that early fish once swam the oceans.

If such an adaption occurs, and whatever species arises is able to reach the edges of the universe, what new environment might this future species peek in to?



For More Thought Experiments Like This - Click Here: www.todd-william.com/category/thoughteperiments/___

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2015-03-03 06:49:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Today in History: DNA Double Helix Discovered, 1953
On February 28, 1953 — 62 years ago today — American biologist James Watson and English physicist Francis Crick announced to their friends at a pub in Cambridge, England their discovery of the double helix structure of DNA. 

Prior to this announcement, at Cambridge University in England, Watson and Crick, among others scientists around the world, were working to determine the chemical structure of the DNA molecule. With the help of physicist Maurice Wilkins from King’s College, they were able to view an X-ray image of a crystallographic DNA molecule taken by Rosalind Elsie Franklin, a pioneering molecular biologist, a chemist and X-ray crystallographer.* When Watson and Crick saw the image, Franklin’s “photo 51,” they recognized the diffraction pattern immediately — a helix. They then read a report on Franklin’s workthat included an... more »

Today in History: DNA Double Helix Discovered, 1953
On February 28, 1953 — 62 years ago today — American biologist James Watson and English physicist Francis Crick announced to their friends at a pub in Cambridge, England their discovery of the double helix structure of DNA. 

Prior to this announcement, at Cambridge University in England, Watson and Crick, among others scientists around the world, were working to determine the chemical structure of the DNA molecule. With the help of physicist Maurice Wilkins from King’s College, they were able to view an X-ray image of a crystallographic DNA molecule taken by Rosalind Elsie Franklin, a pioneering molecular biologist, a chemist and X-ray crystallographer.* When Watson and Crick saw the image, Franklin’s “photo 51,” they recognized the diffraction pattern immediately — a helix. They then read a report on Franklin’s work that included an observation on the symmetry of DNA. With these crucial pieces of information from Franklin, and new data about the equal number of base pairs composing the rungs of DNA, on this day in 1953, Watson and Crick reached the conclusion that DNA’s structure was a double helix — a simpler and better answer than they had initially hoped for. They headed to their favorite pub, “The Eagle,” and announced their discovery to friends! Their elegantly simple model was able to be understood quickly by biologists around the world, as it explained both the stability of life over long periods of time but also the mutability of life in evolution. 

*Rosalind Franklin was a rare woman for her time, as she became a scientist, despite her father’s initial protestations. Only because Rosalind showed relentless determination did her father finally allow her to attend university rather than to become a social worker as he had originally desired. At King’s College, Rosalind (along with Maurice Wilkins) was given responsibility for learning about the structure of DNA. At the time, women were not allowed in the university dining rooms and male professors associated after hours at male-only pubs. In this environment, friction grew between Rosalind and Wilkins, because Wilkins reflected the dominant male culture when they were equally intelligent collaborators. Wilkins secretly showed Rosalind’s meticulous x-ray imagery to Watson and Crick, which was a catalyst to their discovery. When Watson and Crick won the 1962 Nobel Prize for this discovery, Rosalind Franklin had died from cancer — probably as a consequence of her pioneering work with x-ray technology.

YouTube video:
•The DNA Double Helix Discovery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vm3od_UmFg
•The Secret of Life — Discovery of DNA Structure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf0YXnAFBs8
•TED Talks: “How We Discovered DNA” by James Watson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HgL5OFip-0
•DNA Double Helix Structure (4:04 minutes in length): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VegLVn_1oCE
•What is DNA and How Does it Work? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwibgNGe4aY
•What is DNA? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6PP-C4udkA

Sources:
•http://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/discovery-of-dna-structure-and-function-watson-397
•http://www.nature.com/nature/dna50/watsoncrick.pdf
•http://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/SC/Views/Exhibit/narrative/doublehelix.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Watson
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Crick
•https://www.sdsc.edu/ScienceWomen/franklin.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Wilkins
•http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/smll.201400265/full
•http://x3dna.org/articles/seeing-is-understanding-as-well-as-believing
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molecular_models_of_DNA
•http://cs.boisestate.edu/~amit/teaching/342/lab/structure.html
•http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/25193

Image credits:
•Left: DNA Double Helix model with Watson (left) and Crick (right). http://www.thehistoryblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Watson-Crick-DNA-model.jpg
•Right Top: Maurice Wilkins. From King’s College: http://www.whatisbiotechnology.org/people/wilkins
•Right Bottom: Rosalind Franklin. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/media/99712/Rosalind-Franklin___

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Today in History: First Manmade Object to Touch Another Planet
On March 1, 1966 — 49 years ago today — the Soviet space probe, Venera-3, crash landed onto Venus and became the first spacecraft to hit another planet from Earth. The purpose of Venera-3’s mission was to collect data on Venus’s temperature and atmospheric pressure and composition. Although Soviet scientists communicated 93 times with Venera-3 from its launch on November 16, 1965 to just before the time it entered Venusian atmosphere on February 16, 1966, they lost contact with the spacecraft as it began its close orbit of Venus and crashed into Venus today, 49 years ago. While unsuccessful in achieving the full purposes of the mission, Venera-3 was the first space probe to touch another planet’s surface.

YouTube videos:
•Atmosphere and Weather of Venus (from later data of probes after Venera-3):https://www... more »

Today in History: First Manmade Object to Touch Another Planet
On March 1, 1966 — 49 years ago today — the Soviet space probe, Venera-3, crash landed onto Venus and became the first spacecraft to hit another planet from Earth. The purpose of Venera-3’s mission was to collect data on Venus’s temperature and atmospheric pressure and composition. Although Soviet scientists communicated 93 times with Venera-3 from its launch on November 16, 1965 to just before the time it entered Venusian atmosphere on February 16, 1966, they lost contact with the spacecraft as it began its close orbit of Venus and crashed into Venus today, 49 years ago. While unsuccessful in achieving the full purposes of the mission, Venera-3 was the first space probe to touch another planet’s surface.

YouTube videos:
•Atmosphere and Weather of Venus (from later data of probes after Venera-3): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf_mxmrDTV8

Web sources:
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviet-probe-crashes-into-venus
•http://www.wired.com/2010/03/0301venera-3-crashes-venus/
•http://www.universetoday.com/36684/landings-on-venus/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venera
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Observations_and_explorations_of_Venus
•http://www.planetary.org/explore/space-topics/space-missions/missions-to-venus-mercury.html

Image credits:
•Left: Global radar view of Venus (without clouds) from the Magellan space probe (imaging from 1990-1994). By NASA (http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00104) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AVenus_globe.jpg
•Right: Venera-3 NASA photo: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=3664___

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2015-03-03 06:49:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Loic Le Meur interviews Tim Berners-Lee
I was just visiting Loic Le Meur’s G+ post page, and i clicked on Loic’s interview with an insightful and twitchy Tim Berners-Lee. Here are my notes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PowqvYH8tPU

02:30 Web growth was exponential from beginning of web, so there was no “magic point” at which Berners-Lee recognized what a fantastic success his invention would become.

03:14 Still a minority of people on the planet are on the web.

05:00 Berners-Lee was basically just trying to solve a problem for his team at CERN — getting diverse computers to understand each other so that information could be more easily shared.

06:11 Berners-Lee designed the hypertext language and transfer protocols to resemble existing languages in order to promote widespread use.

07:10 Berners-Lee would design the Webcompletel... more »

Loic Le Meur interviews Tim Berners-Lee
I was just visiting Loic Le Meur’s G+ post page, and i clicked on Loic’s interview with an insightful and twitchy Tim Berners-Lee. Here are my notes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PowqvYH8tPU

02:30 Web growth was exponential from beginning of web, so there was no “magic point” at which Berners-Lee recognized what a fantastic success his invention would become.

03:14 Still a minority of people on the planet are on the web.

05:00 Berners-Lee was basically just trying to solve a problem for his team at CERN — getting diverse computers to understand each other so that information could be more easily shared.

06:11 Berners-Lee designed the hypertext language and transfer protocols to resemble existing languages in order to promote widespread use.

07:10 Berners-Lee would design the Web completely differently if he were designing it from scratch.

08:20 Native apps are boring.

10:55 Silos like Facebook are a problem — “walled gardens” are not good.

14:20 Berners-Lee implies people should be more worried about walled gardens than Snowden leaks.

15:50 People should insist on Net Neutrality.

16:50 Privacy is not dead.

18:08 We need rules to protect privacy.

20:38 The right to be forgotten is dangerous. The right to be able to access history is more important. If the fact “out there” is false, then there should be a right to eliminate such information. But if the fact is true, then free speech and preservation of history are more important issues.

23:40 Women can be great coders.

26:40 Artificial intelligence is coming. As AI works, we tend to accept it as just another “computer function.”

30:08 When he was a child, Tim Berners-Lee read a lot of Asimov books.

30:25 When robots are given rights in court, that’s the time to pay attention.

32:55 Robots are already here and they are called corporations. Be very scared.

34:18 Berners-Lee has no patents. MIT pays him to be Director of the Web Consortium and he spends time working on the long-term technical architecture of the web and trying to keep the web a coherent whole.

35:58 Berners-Lee spends a great deal of time pushing for open data, open government data.

37:37 There are huge forces working against net neutrality, although some governments are working to protect net neutrality. Tim is optimistic, but he’s not sure whether or not net neutrality will win out.

40:40 What drives Tim to keep driving forward? “...because we are not yet done!” Tim wants to own all his data and keep it where he wants to keep it. This should be a standard.

42:16 We will never stop innovating, and we will never stop fighting for our rights.

44:00 Every web page can now be programmed. We’ve come to a place where web technology is much more powerful than it was 25 years ago. 

45:18 Pixels will be everywhere. Wallpaper pixels. Soon, “You really can’t tell that you’re not in Africa.”

47:30 It will be difficult to take a pill to learn something like how to fly a helicopter or how to read and write and speak Arabic; but once our brains are in the cloud (as Kurzweil “will have you do in the future”), it might become more easy.

48:08 Fight to keep the web open. We need to spend 5% of our web time reading about the legal agreements we sign on the web.

49:00 If you create a technical app, Tim asks you to think deeply about the social implications and make the effort to help people of different cultures understand each other better.___

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2015-03-03 06:49:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Pioneer 10 Launched and Flies Past Moon in Record 11 Hours
On March 2, 1972 — 43 years ago today — Pioneer 10 became the fastest man-made object to leave the Earth on a flyby mission to Jupiter and beyond. Pioneer 10 made it past the Moon in 11 hours and past Mars in just 12 weeks — travelling at about 32,400 miles per hours (51,810 kilometers per hour). It also became the first man-made object to pass through the asteroid belt, not universally accepted as possible at the time. 

[More information about Pioneer 10 coming later today. Please feel free to add information about Pioneer 10 that should be included here in the comments. Thanks.]

YouTube videos:
•Pioneer 10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiW2EsoSYKk
•Jupiter Odyssey — Pioneer 10 Documentary. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8njS3ARC-E
•Pioneer 10: First to Jupiter.https://www.yo... more »

Today in History: Pioneer 10 Launched and Flies Past Moon in Record 11 Hours
On March 2, 1972 — 43 years ago today — Pioneer 10 became the fastest man-made object to leave the Earth on a flyby mission to Jupiter and beyond. Pioneer 10 made it past the Moon in 11 hours and past Mars in just 12 weeks — travelling at about 32,400 miles per hours (51,810 kilometers per hour). It also became the first man-made object to pass through the asteroid belt, not universally accepted as possible at the time. 

[More information about Pioneer 10 coming later today. Please feel free to add information about Pioneer 10 that should be included here in the comments. Thanks.]

YouTube videos:
•Pioneer 10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiW2EsoSYKk
•Jupiter Odyssey — Pioneer 10 Documentary. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8njS3ARC-E
•Pioneer 10: First to Jupiter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Umlpm9nPHb4

Web sources:
•http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/missions/archive/pioneer.html#.VPMJ7rPF_T0
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pioneer_10
•http://web.archive.org/web/20041105100336/spaceprojects.arc.nasa.gov/Space_Projects/pioneer/PNhome.html
•http://web.archive.org/web/20041021074411/http://spaceprojects.arc.nasa.gov/Space_Projects/pioneer/PN10&11.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pioneer_plaque

Book sources:
•The Depths of Space: The Story of the Pioneer Planetary Probes.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0309090504/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0309090504&linkCode=as2&tag=empoweringnews-20&linkId=BI3A3XGF2YVUBN2T

Image credits:
•Left Top: Pioneer 10’s Launch on March 2, 1972. By NASA: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/about/history/pioneer.html
•Left Bottom: Pioneer 10’s plague designed by Carl Sagan and Frank Drake, prepared by Linda Salzman Sagan.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3APioneer10-plaque_tilt.jpg
•Right: Artist’s depiction of Pioneer 10 in outerspace. By Don Davis for NASA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3APioneer_10-11_spacecraft.jpg___

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Just wanted to confirm that the rumors are true -- I’m excited to be running Google’s Photos and Streams products!  It’s important to me that these changes are properly understood to be positive improvements to both our products and how they reach users.

Just wanted to confirm that the rumors are true -- I’m excited to be running Google’s Photos and Streams products!  It’s important to me that these changes are properly understood to be positive improvements to both our products and how they reach users.___

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2015-03-01 17:15:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

In 1692, several girls in Salem, MA behaved strangely, prompting town officials to accuse three women of practicing witchcraft. What's one theory modern researchers have for the girl's behavior?

Challenge your class to survive the witchcraft hysteria in our educational interactive Media Spotlight: http://on.natgeo.com/1GCHrpD



In 1692, several girls in Salem, MA behaved strangely, prompting town officials to accuse three women of practicing witchcraft. What's one theory modern researchers have for the girl's behavior?

Challenge your class to survive the witchcraft hysteria in our educational interactive Media Spotlight: http://on.natgeo.com/1GCHrpD

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2015-03-01 17:11:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Good Morning from Space! | International Space Station

Credit: ESA/NASA, ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy
Image Date: January 30, 2015

+Samantha Cristoforetti 
+European Space Agency, ESA 

#NASA #ESA #Space #ISS #Earth #Spacecraft #BluePlanet
#HelloEarth #Astronaut #SamanthaCristoforetti #Flight #Engineer #Expedition42 #Futura42 #ASI #Italy #Europe #Photography #Art #Science

Good Morning from Space! | International Space Station

Credit: ESA/NASA, ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy
Image Date: January 30, 2015

+Samantha Cristoforetti 
+European Space Agency, ESA 

#NASA #ESA #Space #ISS #Earth #Spacecraft #BluePlanet
#HelloEarth #Astronaut #SamanthaCristoforetti #Flight #Engineer #Expedition42 #Futura42 #ASI #Italy #Europe #Photography #Art #Science___

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2015-03-01 17:09:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

How Toxic Are the Food Colorings in What You Eat?

Big companies like Nestle are quietly making the switch to natural food coloring. What are the dangers?

How Toxic Are the Food Colorings in What You Eat?

Big companies like Nestle are quietly making the switch to natural food coloring. What are the dangers?___

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2015-03-01 16:57:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

New Space Telescope Tech Could Be 1,000 Times Sharper Than Hubble ... " A new type of orbiting telescope could take images more than 1,000 times sharper than those snapped by NASA's famous Hubble Space Telescope, the technology's developers say.

Researchers have dubbed their concept the "Aragoscope," after French scientist Francois Arago, who was the first to discover that light waves diffract around a disk. The Aragoscope would consist of an orbiting space telescope sitting tens or hundreds of miles behind an opaque disk up to 0.5 miles (0.8 kilometers) wide.

Light waves from stars and other objects in space would bend around the disk and come together at a single, central point behind it. That light would then be sent through the telescope, resulting in a high-resolution image. ..."

MORE:... more »

New Space Telescope Tech Could Be 1,000 Times Sharper Than Hubble ... " A new type of orbiting telescope could take images more than 1,000 times sharper than those snapped by NASA's famous Hubble Space Telescope, the technology's developers say.

Researchers have dubbed their concept the "Aragoscope," after French scientist Francois Arago, who was the first to discover that light waves diffract around a disk. The Aragoscope would consist of an orbiting space telescope sitting tens or hundreds of miles behind an opaque disk up to 0.5 miles (0.8 kilometers) wide.

Light waves from stars and other objects in space would bend around the disk and come together at a single, central point behind it. That light would then be sent through the telescope, resulting in a high-resolution image. ..."

MORE: http://www.space.com/28650-space-telescope-tech-aragoscope.html
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2015-03-01 13:57:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Loic Le Meur interviews Tim Berners-Lee
I was just visiting Loic Le Meur’s G+ post page, and i clicked on Loic’s interview with an insightful and twitchy Tim Berners-Lee. Here are my notes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PowqvYH8tPU

02:30 Web growth was exponential from beginning of web, so there was no “magic point” at which Berners-Lee recognized what a fantastic success his invention would become.

03:14 Still a minority of people on the planet are on the web.

05:00 Berners-Lee was basically just trying to solve a problem for his team at CERN — getting diverse computers to understand each other so that information could be more easily shared.

06:11 Berners-Lee designed the hypertext language and transfer protocols to resemble existing languages in order to promote widespread use.

07:10 Berners-Lee would design the Webcompletel... more »

Loic Le Meur interviews Tim Berners-Lee
I was just visiting Loic Le Meur’s G+ post page, and i clicked on Loic’s interview with an insightful and twitchy Tim Berners-Lee. Here are my notes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PowqvYH8tPU

02:30 Web growth was exponential from beginning of web, so there was no “magic point” at which Berners-Lee recognized what a fantastic success his invention would become.

03:14 Still a minority of people on the planet are on the web.

05:00 Berners-Lee was basically just trying to solve a problem for his team at CERN — getting diverse computers to understand each other so that information could be more easily shared.

06:11 Berners-Lee designed the hypertext language and transfer protocols to resemble existing languages in order to promote widespread use.

07:10 Berners-Lee would design the Web completely differently if he were designing it from scratch.

08:20 Native apps are boring.

10:55 Silos like Facebook are a problem — “walled gardens” are not good.

14:20 Berners-Lee implies people should be more worried about walled gardens than Snowden leaks.

15:50 People should insist on Net Neutrality.

16:50 Privacy is not dead.

18:08 We need rules to protect privacy.

20:38 The right to be forgotten is dangerous. The right to be able to access history is more important. If the fact “out there” is false, then there should be a right to eliminate such information. But if the fact is true, then free speech and preservation of history are more important issues.

23:40 Women can be great coders.

26:40 Artificial intelligence is coming. As AI works, we tend to accept it as just another “computer function.”

30:08 When he was a child, Tim Berners-Lee read a lot of Asimov books.

30:25 When robots are given rights in court, that’s the time to pay attention.

32:55 Robots are already here and they are called corporations. Be very scared.

34:18 Berners-Lee has no patents. MIT pays him to be Director of the Web Consortium and he spends time working on the long-term technical architecture of the web and trying to keep the web a coherent whole.

35:58 Berners-Lee spends a great deal of time pushing for open data, open government data.

37:37 There are huge forces working against net neutrality, although some governments are working to protect net neutrality. Tim is optimistic, but he’s not sure whether or not net neutrality will win out.

40:40 What drives Tim to keep driving forward? “...because we are not yet done!” Tim wants to own all his data and keep it where he wants to keep it. This should be a standard.

42:16 We will never stop innovating, and we will never stop fighting for our rights.

44:00 Every web page can now be programmed. We’ve come to a place where web technology is much more powerful than it was 25 years ago. 

45:18 Pixels will be everywhere. Wallpaper pixels. Soon, “You really can’t tell that you’re not in Africa.”

47:30 It will be difficult to take a pill to learn something like how to fly a helicopter or how to read and write and speak Arabic; but once our brains are in the cloud (as Kurzweil “will have you do in the future”), it might become more easy.

48:08 Fight to keep the web open. We need to spend 5% of our web time reading about the legal agreements we sign on the web.

49:00 If you create a technical app, Tim asks you to think deeply about the social implications and make the effort to help people of different cultures understand each other better.___

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Today in History: First Manmade Object to Touch Another Planet
On March 1, 1966 — 49 years ago today — the Soviet space probe, Venera-3, crash landed onto Venus and became the first spacecraft to hit another planet from Earth. The purpose of Venera-3’s mission was to collect data on Venus’s temperature and atmospheric pressure and composition. Although Soviet scientists communicated 93 times with Venera-3 from its launch on November 16, 1965 to just before the time it entered Venusian atmosphere on February 16, 1966, they lost contact with the spacecraft as it began its close orbit of Venus and crashed into Venus today, 49 years ago. While unsuccessful in achieving the full purposes of the mission, Venera-3 was the first space probe to touch another planet’s surface.

YouTube videos:
•Atmosphere and Weather of Venus (from later data of probes after Venera-3):https://www... more »

Today in History: First Manmade Object to Touch Another Planet
On March 1, 1966 — 49 years ago today — the Soviet space probe, Venera-3, crash landed onto Venus and became the first spacecraft to hit another planet from Earth. The purpose of Venera-3’s mission was to collect data on Venus’s temperature and atmospheric pressure and composition. Although Soviet scientists communicated 93 times with Venera-3 from its launch on November 16, 1965 to just before the time it entered Venusian atmosphere on February 16, 1966, they lost contact with the spacecraft as it began its close orbit of Venus and crashed into Venus today, 49 years ago. While unsuccessful in achieving the full purposes of the mission, Venera-3 was the first space probe to touch another planet’s surface.

YouTube videos:
•Atmosphere and Weather of Venus (from later data of probes after Venera-3): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf_mxmrDTV8

Web sources:
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviet-probe-crashes-into-venus
•http://www.wired.com/2010/03/0301venera-3-crashes-venus/
•http://www.universetoday.com/36684/landings-on-venus/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venera
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Observations_and_explorations_of_Venus
•http://www.planetary.org/explore/space-topics/space-missions/missions-to-venus-mercury.html

Image credits:
•Left: Global radar view of Venus (without clouds) from the Magellan space probe (imaging from 1990-1994). By NASA (http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00104) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AVenus_globe.jpg
•Right: Venera-3 NASA photo: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=3664___

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Status Report

Apple is a processor driven company.
The well-known abbreviation CPU which means Central Processing Unit in this case turns into Cupertino Processing Unit when looking on the leaders. Beside some iOS and OSX updates Apple also released a couple of human updates last year.

Responsibilities of Peter Oppenheimer, Chief Financial Officer, moved over to Luca Maestri. Within the CPU he now is the responsible Floating Point Unit.

Angela Ahrendts is the second new face joining the executive board in 2014. Sadly Lisa P. Jackson, Vice President for Environmental Initiatives, still isn't part of the Executive board.

The Beatles

CUPERTINO, California, May 28, 2014
"Apple today announced it has agreed to acquire the critically acclaimed subscription streaming music service Beats Music, and Beats... more »

Status Report

Apple is a processor driven company.
The well-known abbreviation CPU which means Central Processing Unit in this case turns into Cupertino Processing Unit when looking on the leaders. Beside some iOS and OSX updates Apple also released a couple of human updates last year.

Responsibilities of Peter Oppenheimer, Chief Financial Officer, moved over to Luca Maestri. Within the CPU he now is the responsible Floating Point Unit.

Angela Ahrendts is the second new face joining the executive board in 2014. Sadly Lisa P. Jackson, Vice President for Environmental Initiatives, still isn't part of the Executive board.

The Beatles

CUPERTINO, California, May 28, 2014
"Apple today announced it has agreed to acquire the critically acclaimed subscription streaming music service Beats Music, and Beats Electronics, which makes the popular Beats headphones, speakers and audio software. As part of the acquisition, Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre will join Apple."

Eddy Cue ...
“Music is such an important part of Apple’s DNA and always will be.
The addition of Beats will make our music lineup even better, from free streaming with iTunes Radio to a world-class subscription service in Beats, and of course buying music from the iTunes Store as customers have loved to do for years.”

Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine joined Apple but nobody knows what their duties are.

And now, wow ...

The Q1 results (Oct-Dec 2014, fiscal year ends September 30) of the company surpassed those of all times and all other companies in the world.

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus primarily made this possible.

Cook already predicted the mother of all upgrades shortly after the iPhone event in September 2014. This is particularly true in China, where Apple reportedly sold more smartphones in the country than any other company in the last quarter.

It looks like Apple will be able to sustain this amazing growth.
"We certainly believe there are legs to it." Tim Cook said.

It's widely expected that there are also delightful updates of the product line-up this year starting in April with the Apple Watch.

In September 2014 Apple won the Coolest Brand Award in the UK for the third consecutive year with Aston Martin and Nike in 2nd and 3rd place.

What makes this company successful?

Answers can be found here.

The right decisions
http://iNotes4You.com/2014/06/02/apples-key-events
Taking care of customers
http://iNotes4You.com/2013/12/17/apples-customer-relationships
An outstanding design
http://iNotes4You.com/2013/12/08/designed-by-apple-in-california


The mind map

Feel free to download the mind map from my Box account in different file formats.

PDF
https://www.box.com/s/u0syg8x20nkcbz3gy55k
Apple iWork/Microsoft Word (.DOCX)
https://app.box.com/s/bwdrcbeterof94ukztji


Thanks for reading.
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Today in History: DNA Double Helix Discovered, 1953
On February 28, 1953 — 62 years ago today — American biologist James Watson and English physicist Francis Crick announced to their friends at a pub in Cambridge, England their discovery of the double helix structure of DNA. 

Prior to this announcement, at Cambridge University in England, Watson and Crick, among others scientists around the world, were working to determine the chemical structure of the DNA molecule. With the help of physicist Maurice Wilkins from King’s College, they were able to view an X-ray image of a crystallographic DNA molecule taken by Rosalind Elsie Franklin, a pioneering molecular biologist, a chemist and X-ray crystallographer.* When Watson and Crick saw the image, Franklin’s “photo 51,” they recognized the diffraction pattern immediately — a helix. They then read a report on Franklin’s workthat included an... more »

Today in History: DNA Double Helix Discovered, 1953
On February 28, 1953 — 62 years ago today — American biologist James Watson and English physicist Francis Crick announced to their friends at a pub in Cambridge, England their discovery of the double helix structure of DNA. 

Prior to this announcement, at Cambridge University in England, Watson and Crick, among others scientists around the world, were working to determine the chemical structure of the DNA molecule. With the help of physicist Maurice Wilkins from King’s College, they were able to view an X-ray image of a crystallographic DNA molecule taken by Rosalind Elsie Franklin, a pioneering molecular biologist, a chemist and X-ray crystallographer.* When Watson and Crick saw the image, Franklin’s “photo 51,” they recognized the diffraction pattern immediately — a helix. They then read a report on Franklin’s work that included an observation on the symmetry of DNA. With these crucial pieces of information from Franklin, and new data about the equal number of base pairs composing the rungs of DNA, on this day in 1953, Watson and Crick reached the conclusion that DNA’s structure was a double helix — a simpler and better answer than they had initially hoped for. They headed to their favorite pub, “The Eagle,” and announced their discovery to friends! Their elegantly simple model was able to be understood quickly by biologists around the world, as it explained both the stability of life over long periods of time but also the mutability of life in evolution. 

*Rosalind Franklin was a rare woman for her time, as she became a scientist, despite her father’s initial protestations. Only because Rosalind showed relentless determination did her father finally allow her to attend university rather than to become a social worker as he had originally desired. At King’s College, Rosalind (along with Maurice Wilkins) was given responsibility for learning about the structure of DNA. At the time, women were not allowed in the university dining rooms and male professors associated after hours at male-only pubs. In this environment, friction grew between Rosalind and Wilkins, because Wilkins reflected the dominant male culture when they were equally intelligent collaborators. Wilkins secretly showed Rosalind’s meticulous x-ray imagery to Watson and Crick, which was a catalyst to their discovery. When Watson and Crick won the 1962 Nobel Prize for this discovery, Rosalind Franklin had died from cancer — probably as a consequence of her pioneering work with x-ray technology.

YouTube video:
•The DNA Double Helix Discovery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vm3od_UmFg
•The Secret of Life — Discovery of DNA Structure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf0YXnAFBs8
•TED Talks: “How We Discovered DNA” by James Watson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HgL5OFip-0
•DNA Double Helix Structure (4:04 minutes in length): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VegLVn_1oCE
•What is DNA and How Does it Work? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwibgNGe4aY
•What is DNA? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6PP-C4udkA

Sources:
•http://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/discovery-of-dna-structure-and-function-watson-397
•http://www.nature.com/nature/dna50/watsoncrick.pdf
•http://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/SC/Views/Exhibit/narrative/doublehelix.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Watson
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Crick
•https://www.sdsc.edu/ScienceWomen/franklin.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Wilkins
•http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/smll.201400265/full
•http://x3dna.org/articles/seeing-is-understanding-as-well-as-believing
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molecular_models_of_DNA
•http://cs.boisestate.edu/~amit/teaching/342/lab/structure.html
•http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/25193

Image credits:
•Left: DNA Double Helix model with Watson (left) and Crick (right). http://www.thehistoryblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Watson-Crick-DNA-model.jpg
•Right Top: Maurice Wilkins. From King’s College: http://www.whatisbiotechnology.org/people/wilkins
•Right Bottom: Rosalind Franklin. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/media/99712/Rosalind-Franklin___

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A Brief Thought Experiment on Evolution

The process by which modern organisms descended from our ancient ancestors is stunning. In a billion years, our ancestors have evolved from micro organisms into every form of life we know today.

What might that mean for the next billion years?

The short answer is we have no idea. Who could have predicted that humans, cats, dogs, bears, trees, plants, grass, insects, or any life form could have evolved from bodies of water filled with microorganisms.

When you add in the impact of technology where future humans may be able to rewire themselves or reprogram their own DNA, its clear that any predictions about what's possible are futile.

Yet there are some intriguing patterns that arise if you look far enough back in history. Let's take a quick look through some of the basic stages.

The... more »

A Brief Thought Experiment on Evolution

The process by which modern organisms descended from our ancient ancestors is stunning. In a billion years, our ancestors have evolved from micro organisms into every form of life we know today.

What might that mean for the next billion years?

The short answer is we have no idea. Who could have predicted that humans, cats, dogs, bears, trees, plants, grass, insects, or any life form could have evolved from bodies of water filled with microorganisms.

When you add in the impact of technology where future humans may be able to rewire themselves or reprogram their own DNA, its clear that any predictions about what's possible are futile.

Yet there are some intriguing patterns that arise if you look far enough back in history. Let's take a quick look through some of the basic stages.

The history of life

Somewhere between 500 million and 1 billion years ago multicellular complex lifeforms began crawling around the ocean floors. To them, the floor was their entire universe, and crawling permitted new ways to explore. 

Then some time millions of years later, the ability to swim arose. The proto-amphibians were able to leave the ocean floor and traverse through the water, examining an entirely new environment. The universe had suddenly expanded.

But these proto-amphibians could not leave the ocean. They could not breathe in what lay outside the waters. They may have been aware that something existed beyond the water, and some may have even momentarily left the ocean, but they were still limited.

Then something interesting happened. After a tremendously large number of mutations over several hundred million years, these lifeforms were able to adapt. Suddenly a new environment existed open to exploitation and wonder.

In time amphibians begin crawling on the land, repeating the process of investigation that itheir ancestors did on the ocean floor millions of years prior.

The mutating continued for several hundred millions of years, eventually producing humans.

Humans developed the ability to leave the floor of the earth and traverse through the air. But we cannot breath in what lay outside the atmosphere. We are aware that something exists beyond the planet, some of us even having left it momentarily, but we are still limited.

And thus the cycle repeats. Crawl, Traverse, Adapt, Crawl, Traverse...

If this pattern is able to continue, the logical conclusion is that humans will eventually adapt to space. They will they be able to live in a new environment, traversing through it with the same ease that early fish once swam the oceans.

If such an adaption occurs, and whatever species arises is able to reach the edges of the universe, what new environment might this future species peek in to?



For More Thought Experiments Like This - Click Here: www.todd-william.com/category/thoughteperiments/___

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2015-02-27 18:37:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy.  I love Star Trek

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/27/arts/television/leonard-nimoy-spock-of-star-trek-dies-at-83.html

R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy.  I love Star Trek

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/27/arts/television/leonard-nimoy-spock-of-star-trek-dies-at-83.html___

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Today in History: Open heart surgery televised for first time for educational purposes, 1947
On February 27, 1947 — 68 years ago today — open heart surgery was for the first time televised via closed-circuit television to medical students at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Alfred Blalock and his surgical partner, Vivien Thomas, demonstrated open heart surgery techniques that they had pioneered. 

Background
In the early to mid-1800s, Johns Hopkins was born into a family that owned a tobacco plantation; his family emancipated their slaves. Hopkins became a successful money-making entrepreneur who willed $7 million [$153 million adjusted for inflation] for the founding of a hospital and a teaching/research university next to it. Hopkins was an early abolitionist, based on his family’s Quaker upbringing. His attitude and ideas about equality andintegr... more »

Today in History: Open heart surgery televised for first time for educational purposes, 1947
On February 27, 1947 — 68 years ago today — open heart surgery was for the first time televised via closed-circuit television to medical students at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Alfred Blalock and his surgical partner, Vivien Thomas, demonstrated open heart surgery techniques that they had pioneered. 

Background
In the early to mid-1800s, Johns Hopkins was born into a family that owned a tobacco plantation; his family emancipated their slaves. Hopkins became a successful money-making entrepreneur who willed $7 million [$153 million adjusted for inflation] for the founding of a hospital and a teaching/research university next to it. Hopkins was an early abolitionist, based on his family’s Quaker upbringing. His attitude and ideas about equality and integration of hospital care and education led to Johns Hopkins University becoming a pre-eminent university. For 31 consecutive years, the National Science Foundation has ranked Johns Hopkins as the #1 university among U.S. academic institutions in total science, medical, and engineering research and development spending.

Dr. Alfred Blalock attended Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and graduated with a medical degree in 1922. Blalock then worked at Vanderbilt University’s Hospital where he met Vivien Thomas, an African-American. Hopkins and Thomas formed a close professional relationship that would last 3 decades. In 1941, Blalock was offered the job of Chief Surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and he brought Vivien Thomas along with him as his assistant. In 2003, PBS premiered a documentary, “Partners of the Heart,” which chronicles the collaboration between Blalock and Thomas and Johns Hopkins University. Another film, “Something the Lord Made,” by HBO documents the partnership between Blalock and Thomas and reveals how discrimination played a much more significant role in medicine than it does today — an appropriate movie to watch for African-American History month, celebrated in February in the United States and Canada.    

YouTube video:
•Film about Dr. Blalock’s exceptional assistant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh2TB1M0mY0
Another link to this movie: http://putlocker.is/watch-something-the-lord-made-online-free-putlocker.html

Sources:
•http://thegreatgeekmanual.com/blog/this-day-in-geek-history-february-27
•http://todayinsci.com/2/2_27.htm
•http://welcometobaltimorehon.com/baltimores-first-television
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Blalock
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivien_Thomas
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johns_Hopkins_Hospital
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johns_Hopkins_School_of_Medicine
•http://www.scienceheroes.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=353&Itemid=301
•http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/

Image credits:
•Left: Early operation involving Dr. Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/aframsurgeons/images/vthomas1.gif
•Right Top: Dr. Alfred Blalock.
http://www.medicalarchives.jhmi.edu/papers/blalock.html
•Right Bottom: Vivien Thomas.
http://www.medicalarchives.jhmi.edu/portlarg/thomasv.jpg___

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2015-02-27 14:21:18 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Facebook: high fructose corn syrup
I came across this episode of Leo Laporte’s interesting interview series of high-tech “movers and shakers.” In this particular episode (from September, 2011), Leo asks John what he thinks about Facebook:

Leo Laporte: How do you feel about Facebook?

John Perry Barlow: It is not the global village. It’s the global suburbs.

Leo Laporte: The gated global suburbs.

John Perry Barlow: It has this quality ... of high fructose corn syrup, as opposed to broccoli.

For full interview, please see:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=napvYuEzj0Q#t=19
starting at 29:10

Facebook: high fructose corn syrup
I came across this episode of Leo Laporte’s interesting interview series of high-tech “movers and shakers.” In this particular episode (from September, 2011), Leo asks John what he thinks about Facebook:

Leo Laporte: How do you feel about Facebook?

John Perry Barlow: It is not the global village. It’s the global suburbs.

Leo Laporte: The gated global suburbs.

John Perry Barlow: It has this quality ... of high fructose corn syrup, as opposed to broccoli.

For full interview, please see:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=napvYuEzj0Q#t=19
starting at 29:10___

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18 of the Worlds Most Nutritious Foods, an infographic courtesy of http://www.1weekdiets.com/diet-plan-for-teens/

18 of the Worlds Most Nutritious Foods, an infographic courtesy of http://www.1weekdiets.com/diet-plan-for-teens/___

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2015-02-27 14:05:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

35 Amazing Foods For Weight loss, an infographic courtesy of http://www.1weekdiets.com/foods-for-weight-loss/

35 Amazing Foods For Weight loss, an infographic courtesy of http://www.1weekdiets.com/foods-for-weight-loss/___

2015-02-27 13:53:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

http://www.medicaldaily.com/ammo-marijuana-legalization-weed-114-times-less-deadly-alcohol-323356

http://www.medicaldaily.com/ammo-marijuana-legalization-weed-114-times-less-deadly-alcohol-323356___

2015-02-27 13:46:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

AA Daily Reflections — FEBRUARY 27

A UNIQUE STABILITY

Where does A.A. get its direction? . . . These practical folk then read Tradition Two, and learn that the sole authority in A.A. is a loving God as He may express Himself in the group conscience. . . . The elder statesman is the one who sees the wisdom of the group's decision, who holds no resentment over his reduced status, whose judgment, fortified by considerable experience, is sound, and who is willing to sit quietly on the sidelines patiently awaiting developments
TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, pp. 132, 135

Into the fabric of recovery from alcoholism are woven the Twelve Steps and the Twelve Traditions. As my recovery progressed, I realized that the new mantle was tailor-made for me. The elders of the group gently offered suggestions when change seemed impossible. Everyone's shared experiencesb... more »

AA Daily Reflections — FEBRUARY 27

A UNIQUE STABILITY

Where does A.A. get its direction? . . . These practical folk then read Tradition Two, and learn that the sole authority in A.A. is a loving God as He may express Himself in the group conscience. . . . The elder statesman is the one who sees the wisdom of the group's decision, who holds no resentment over his reduced status, whose judgment, fortified by considerable experience, is sound, and who is willing to sit quietly on the sidelines patiently awaiting developments
TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, pp. 132, 135

Into the fabric of recovery from alcoholism are woven the Twelve Steps and the Twelve Traditions. As my recovery progressed, I realized that the new mantle was tailor-made for me. The elders of the group gently offered suggestions when change seemed impossible. Everyone's shared experiences became the substance for treasured friendships. I know that the Fellowship is ready and equipped to aid each suffering alcoholic at all crossroads in life. In a world beset by many problems, I find this assurance a unique stability. I cherish the gift of sobriety. I offer God my gratitude for the strength I receive in a Fellowship that truly exists for the good of all members.___

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2015-02-27 13:29:10 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2015-02-26/for-kellogg-cereal-sales-recovery-may-be-lost-hope

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2015-02-26/for-kellogg-cereal-sales-recovery-may-be-lost-hope___

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2015-02-26 18:49:21 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

This is an awesome video from Microsoft. 
http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/productivityvision/default.aspx#fbid=ua0dpagLlPf

This is an awesome video from Microsoft. 
http://www.microsoft.com/enterprise/productivityvision/default.aspx#fbid=ua0dpagLlPf___

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2015-02-26 18:08:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Historic Vote Today.

http://deadline.com/2015/02/fcc-passes-net-neutrality-vote-internet-regulations-1201381827/

Historic Vote Today.

http://deadline.com/2015/02/fcc-passes-net-neutrality-vote-internet-regulations-1201381827/___

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http://www.mastercook.com/app/Recipe/WebRecipeDetails?recipeId=2105280#

http://www.mastercook.com/app/Recipe/WebRecipeDetails?recipeId=2105280#___

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2015-02-26 16:31:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

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Today in History: First Pneumatic Subway Opened to Public, 1870
On February 26, 1870 — 145 years ago today — the first test case for a pneumatic subway was opened in a 300-foot tunnel below Broadway in New York City. A visionary inventor, Alfred Ely Beach, proposed such an underground transportation system to deal with congestion on the streets in New York City. But Beach could not get the necessary political support to gain legal permission for an underground people transport system. However, Beach took advantage of a state franchise offered for the construction of an underground pneumatic tube for the transport of letters and packages. Secretly, Beach built the franchised tunnel/tube to also accommodate the transport of people.

On February 1870, after just over a year of tunneling, Beach announced his secret pneumatic subway to the stunned public. The one block long subway,inc... more »

Today in History: First Pneumatic Subway Opened to Public, 1870
On February 26, 1870 — 145 years ago today — the first test case for a pneumatic subway was opened in a 300-foot tunnel below Broadway in New York City. A visionary inventor, Alfred Ely Beach, proposed such an underground transportation system to deal with congestion on the streets in New York City. But Beach could not get the necessary political support to gain legal permission for an underground people transport system. However, Beach took advantage of a state franchise offered for the construction of an underground pneumatic tube for the transport of letters and packages. Secretly, Beach built the franchised tunnel/tube to also accommodate the transport of people.

On February 1870, after just over a year of tunneling, Beach announced his secret pneumatic subway to the stunned public. The one block long subway, including a station with a grand piano, chandeliers, and a goldfish-stocked fountain, opened today and created a sensation in New York. During its first year of operation, 400,000 visitors paid 25¢ [about $4.60 today] for the one-block long ride between Warren Street and Murray Street under Broadway.

Despite the popularity of the short subway line, Beach struggled with political forces — business owners who were worried that the subway would affect the structural integrity of their buildings and other entrepreneurs who were interested in building elevated railways — for years until 1873 when a bill to extend his subway was signed into law by New York’s governor. But then a stock market crash caused investors to withdraw support, and it would be another 25 years before subway plans were renewed — shortly after Beach’s death in 1896 at age 69.

YouTube video:
•Why Did America’s First Subway Fail? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HHllC4TbeY
•Pneumatic Transit (no voice): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awRKZxSMsBw


Sources:
•http://www.wired.com/2010/02/0226new-york-pneumatic-subway/
•http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/technology/nyunderground/secret.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beach_Pneumatic_Transit
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Ely_Beach
•http://www.columbia.edu/~brennan/beach/
•http://www.nycsubway.org/wiki/Beach_Pneumatic_Transit
•http://www.westegg.com/inflation/infl.cgi

Image credit:
•Top: The Beach Pneumatic Subway Way-Station.
http://www.nycsubway.org/wiki/Beach_Pneumatic_Transit#The_Broadway_Tunnel
•Bottom Left: The Beach Subway Tunnel.
http://www.nycsubway.org/wiki/Beach_Pneumatic_Transit#The_Broadway_Tunnel
•Bottom Right: Inside a Beach Subway Car.
http://www.nycsubway.org/wiki/Beach_Pneumatic_Transit#The_Broadway_Tunnel___

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Today in History: Apple announced 10 billion songs had been downloaded from iTunes Store, 2009
On February 23, 2010 — 5 years ago today — Apple announced that TEN billion songs had been legally downloaded from its iTunes Music Store. The ten billionth tune was “Guess Things Happen That Way” by Johnny Cash, and the individual who downloaded the tune was Lucie Sulcer from Woodstock Georgia. Lucie won a $10,000 iTunes gift certificate for her luck.

Just 2 days ago, in 2006, the Apple iTunes store sold its one billionth song, which took almost 3 years from the store’s opening. In another 4 years on this date, February 25, the store had sold 10 times as many tunes.

Latest available statistics, published by “expandedramblings.com,” show that the iTunes’s exponential growth has continued over the last 9 years since the one billionth download was reached (althoughby other report... more »

Today in History: Apple announced 10 billion songs had been downloaded from iTunes Store, 2009
On February 23, 2010 — 5 years ago today — Apple announced that TEN billion songs had been legally downloaded from its iTunes Music Store. The ten billionth tune was “Guess Things Happen That Way” by Johnny Cash, and the individual who downloaded the tune was Lucie Sulcer from Woodstock Georgia. Lucie won a $10,000 iTunes gift certificate for her luck.

Just 2 days ago, in 2006, the Apple iTunes store sold its one billionth song, which took almost 3 years from the store’s opening. In another 4 years on this date, February 25, the store had sold 10 times as many tunes.

Latest available statistics, published by “expandedramblings.com,” show that the iTunes’s exponential growth has continued over the last 9 years since the one billionth download was reached (although by other reports some serious deceleration is occurring very recently, as more users are streaming music on streaming services). Eddy Cue and Jimmy Lovine, Apple music specialists, reported in May, 2014, that the 35 billion downloaded songs mark had been surpassed earlier that month (May, 2014).

YouTube video:
•“Guess Things Happen That Way” by Johnny Cash, the ten billionth song downloaded on iTunes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk7W-Kz3Wgc

Sources:
•https://www.apple.com/pr/library/2010/02/25iTunes-Store-Tops-10-Billion-Songs-Sold.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITunes_Store
•http://9to5mac.com/2014/05/28/eddy-cue-apple-passed-35-billions-songs-sold-on-itunes-last-week-40-million-itunes-radio-listeners/
•http://expandedramblings.com/index.php/itunes-app-store-stats/
•http://expandedramblings.com/index.php/itunes-app-store-stats/6/

Image credit:
•Made using iWeb software by me and using this image and superimposing 10,000,000,000 on it: http://www.sundriesshack.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Steve-Jobs1.jpg___

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2015-02-25 13:36:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinknews/11430179/Heavy-drinkers-have-the-lowest-IQs-study-claims.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinknews/11430179/Heavy-drinkers-have-the-lowest-IQs-study-claims.html___

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2015-02-25 13:34:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2015-02-24 23:46:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Many of us are setting up to start seeds about now.  But there are a lot of vegetables, herbs, annuals and perennials that are excellent for direct sowing in the spring.  They germinate and mature so quickly that starting them indoors is just not efficient. 

Many of us are setting up to start seeds about now.  But there are a lot of vegetables, herbs, annuals and perennials that are excellent for direct sowing in the spring.  They germinate and mature so quickly that starting them indoors is just not efficient. ___

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2015-02-24 23:46:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Fruit for Health - Natural Disease Fighters #4

‪#‎food‬ ‪#‎healthtips‬ ‪#‎healthyliving‬

Fruit for Health - Natural Disease Fighters #4

‪#‎food‬ ‪#‎healthtips‬ ‪#‎healthyliving‬___

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2015-02-24 23:43:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

NuSTAR and XMM-Newton Space Telescopes Capture Ultra-Fast Black Hole Winds

http://www.sci-news.com/astronomy/science-nustar-xmm-newton-ultra-fast-black-hole-winds-02525.html

#science #space #astronomy #nasa #blackhole #esa #quasars  

NuSTAR and XMM-Newton Space Telescopes Capture Ultra-Fast Black Hole Winds

http://www.sci-news.com/astronomy/science-nustar-xmm-newton-ultra-fast-black-hole-winds-02525.html

#science #space #astronomy #nasa #blackhole #esa #quasars  ___

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2015-02-24 23:42:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2015-02-24 23:42:29 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

More Reasons To Eat Fruit!

Follow +Creative Ideas For More

More Reasons To Eat Fruit!

Follow +Creative Ideas For More___

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2015-02-24 18:40:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First U.S. Rocket Reaches Space, 1949
On February 24, 1949 — 66 years ago today — the U.S. launched its first rocket to reach outer space, to an altitude of 244 miles (393 kilometers). The rocket used was a modified Nazi Germany V-2 rocket that had been seized by the U.S. armed forces after World War II and sent to the White Sands Proving Ground in New Mexico. Such a rocket was the first rocket to reach outer space when it was test launched by the Germans in June, 1944, and reached an altitude of 117 miles (189 kilometers). These V-2 rockets were designed by Wernher von Braun and his team of scientists in Germany, who were relocated for a time to the U.S. Army’s White Sands Proving Ground after the war.

According to the Fédération Aéronautique International, space begins about 100 kilometers (62 miles) above the Earth’s surface.

YouTubevideos:... more »

Today in History: First U.S. Rocket Reaches Space, 1949
On February 24, 1949 — 66 years ago today — the U.S. launched its first rocket to reach outer space, to an altitude of 244 miles (393 kilometers). The rocket used was a modified Nazi Germany V-2 rocket that had been seized by the U.S. armed forces after World War II and sent to the White Sands Proving Ground in New Mexico. Such a rocket was the first rocket to reach outer space when it was test launched by the Germans in June, 1944, and reached an altitude of 117 miles (189 kilometers). These V-2 rockets were designed by Wernher von Braun and his team of scientists in Germany, who were relocated for a time to the U.S. Army’s White Sands Proving Ground after the war.

According to the Fédération Aéronautique International, space begins about 100 kilometers (62 miles) above the Earth’s surface.

YouTube videos:
•A V-2 Rocket Launch in 1946: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emMIM3CKGtQ
•Another V-2 Rocket Launch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01rQbJ-MhDk
•White Sands Missile Range Museum (short 2:01, no narration): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b7yWF-S2fk

Sources:
•http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4428789/1st-US-rocket-to-reach-outer-space-launches--February-24--1949
•http://exploration.grc.nasa.gov/education/rocket/TRCRocket/history_of_rockets.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RTV-G-4_Bumper
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Sands_Missile_Range
•http://web.archive.org/web/20080110163113/http://www.wsmr.army.mil/pao/FactSheets/bump.htm
•http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/history/rocket-history.htm
•http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4397678/German-rocket-is-1st-to-reach-space--October-3--1942
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaceflight
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outer_space

Image credits:
•Left: Launch of first U.S. Rocket to reach outer space. By NASA (Great Images in NASA Description) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ABumper.jpg
•Right: Wernher von Braun with a model of the V-2 rocket. http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/File:Von_Braun.jpg___

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2015-02-24 17:07:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxz8QNqrzwY#t=39

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxz8QNqrzwY#t=39___

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