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Kenneth McCormack has been at 7 events

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Eric Enge20,168This week on the #DMEShow  +Peg Fitzpatrick and +Rebekah Radice 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 23:00:23208 
Lisa Engles4,770*Link to the program mentioned in this hangout www.hangoutsforvisionaryleaders.com/program*Coaches, Authors and Speakers: Go From Ground Zero to Hangout HeroHave 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 Hangout Strategies for Visionary Leaders2014-04-14 20:00:0097 
Chef Dennis Littley656,671Mobile Use this Link: http://youtu.be/OATc03mlDksJoin me and my Co-host +Jean Layton  with are very special guest +David Amerland  as we tackle the topic of Semantic Search  on the 10th episode of The Bloggers Guide to Using Google+ EffectivelyAnd 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/3iukbRMonday 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 19:00:00150 
martin shervington789,344Google 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 Health524,140Stay 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 monthsPARTICIPANTS:-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 19:00:00156 
Google+8,599,588The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0034078 
Google Australia162,778Join 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 12:00:00430 

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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 01:58:10480012
Rich Bradford25,463Do 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 22:26:52493624
Rich Bradford25,463Happy 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 22:10:52493000
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 10:51:04333533
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 01:34:18493000
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 01:33:12488002
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 23:46:40464122519
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 05:16:26463005
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 21:28:01462429
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 10:26:17472211938
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 10:15:04307614990
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
Maria Morisot21,120Moan Lisa's Circle BombREShARE if you want to be includedNew Year's Day, 2014moanlisa.org2014-01-01 11:31:48300516694
Andrey Mashnich106,092Good morning/evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!This is a Social Circle....  #ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother 2013-12-29 01:46:17499461982
Core Marketing4091. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles/Include Yourself4. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle    #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles       2013-12-28 14:28:48401409
Eric Delcour33,526Eric’s circle 2013 part 2/2Now that the year is coming to its end,  it is time again to thank you all by sharing my circle.This circle includes great photographers and many persons who really like photography and do appreciate our work by commenting on our posts.These are all people who give great support by taking the time to reply on your comments and they plus,  comment and/or re-shares on your posts.  Thank you all for your great support  and for being my friend/follower.If you get a notification, you are in this circle.My first circle (part ½) was published yesterday. You can find it here : https://plus.google.com/u/0/117724447617982506837/posts/SuLWEMJjp1JYou are all free to plus, comment or re-share this post.I wish you all : a happy New Year and a great 2014 and many more years of health, love, happiness, success and prosperity. #circleshare   #circles   #circleshare   #circlecount  +Circle4All 2013-12-27 18:09:044008746137
Maria Morisot20,215Moan Lisa's Circle BombRESHARE if you want to be included22 December, 2013moanlisa.org2013-12-22 11:35:19300618497
Maria Morisot19,310Moan Lisa's Circle BombRESHARE if you want to be included15 December, 2013moanlisa.org2013-12-15 11:34:06300518089
Circle Construct is for communication5,416+Queenpld All of the #popular   people are included here again. This would be another good #popularitycircle    for you to add yourself and join. This is another good group to increase your numbers with. I am sharing all the circles with the Community that we had no luck with before I delete them here.  This circle was shared, but no re-shares at all.Thanks +Pam Dabney  12/9/132013-12-09 07:40:113477513
Maria Morisot18,601Moan Lisa's Circle BombRESHARE if you want to be included07 December, 20132013-12-07 12:06:543005485101
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar0Sharing circle C10 ! Add for more circles daily !Another round of #topengagers  !(Be sure to click READ MORE, it is important if you want to be included in this circle next time)These people shareThese people +1These people create original contentThese people make G+ BetterIf you add this circle, you will, without a doubt, see your engagement soar through the roof.  Guaranteed.  If you were notified, you guessed it, you are already in.To be included in the NEXT top engagers circle this week is easier than ever.1.) Follow me2.) Share this post3.) Keep engaging#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown2013-11-26 22:46:04501001

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2014-11-25 12:43:59 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge sank to the bottom of Lake Washington, 1990
On November 25, 1990 — 24 years ago today — the original Lacey V. Murrow Bridge that connected Seattle to Mercer Island sank to the bottom of Lake Washington. The bridge was built across Lake Washington in the 1930s and opened in 1940 to carry traffic on U.S. Highway 10, which later became designated Interstate 90. The bridge was named for a longtime director of the Washington State Highway Department, Lacey V. Murrow, who was brother of Edward R. Murrow, the famed radio and pioneering television broadcast-journalist. 

The bridge floated on a row of 25 hollow concrete pontoons, each 350 feet long. These pontoons were bolted together and anchored to the lakebed. In the fall of 1990, the bridge was being widened by means of cantilevered additions in order to comply with the lane-widthspec... more »

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2014-11-20 14:15:37 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

What a great way to give back when you have so much. 

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2014-11-18 18:20:01 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

LUNCH TODAY:  Steamed Scallops over Salad. (Kale, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Avocado, Spinach, Red and Orange Peppers and Purple Onions). Super Yummy!!

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2014-11-27 19:36:46 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Chocolate-Loving Nations Generate More Nobel Laureates
Hahaha, i missed this report when it came out recently, but +John Hagel (one of my favorite curators on Google+), a chocolate (and tree-house) lover himself, just posted this article, “Chocolate, Memory Food,” by James Hamblin from The Atlantic. Inasmuch as my memory seems to be in decline, i really need to increase my chocolate consumption! 

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/11/that-can-of-frosting-stole-my-memory/383054/?single_page=true

Image credit:
•http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMon1211064

Chocolate-Loving Nations Generate More Nobel Laureates
Hahaha, i missed this report when it came out recently, but +John Hagel (one of my favorite curators on Google+), a chocolate (and tree-house) lover himself, just posted this article, “Chocolate, Memory Food,” by James Hamblin from The Atlantic. Inasmuch as my memory seems to be in decline, i really need to increase my chocolate consumption! 

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/11/that-can-of-frosting-stole-my-memory/383054/?single_page=true

Image credit:
•http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMon1211064___

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2014-11-27 19:36:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First human-made object made physical contact with Mars, 1971
On November 27, 1971 — 43 years ago today — the Soviet spacecraft Mars 2 crash landed onto the surface of Mars and became the first human-made object to contact Mars. The Mars 2 spacecraft consisted of an orbiter module and and lander module; the orbiter was inserted into orbit around Mars, but it was not the first spacecraft to orbit Mars. Just 13 days earlier, NASA’s Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft to orbit Mars. [For information about Mariner 9, please see: https://plus.google.com/102733870103786741145/posts/Hu7M1zRa53K]. The Soviet Mars 2 lander separated from the orbiter just before the orbiter was inserted into Martian orbit. The lander entered the Martian atmosphere at too steep an angle and its parachute failed to open, so the lander crashed into the Martian surface. (However, just a few dayslater... more »

Today in History: First human-made object made physical contact with Mars, 1971
On November 27, 1971 — 43 years ago today — the Soviet spacecraft Mars 2 crash landed onto the surface of Mars and became the first human-made object to contact Mars. The Mars 2 spacecraft consisted of an orbiter module and and lander module; the orbiter was inserted into orbit around Mars, but it was not the first spacecraft to orbit Mars. Just 13 days earlier, NASA’s Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft to orbit Mars. [For information about Mariner 9, please see: https://plus.google.com/102733870103786741145/posts/Hu7M1zRa53K]. The Soviet Mars 2 lander separated from the orbiter just before the orbiter was inserted into Martian orbit. The lander entered the Martian atmosphere at too steep an angle and its parachute failed to open, so the lander crashed into the Martian surface. (However, just a few days later, the twin mission, Mars 3, successfully soft-landed on the Martian surface.)

Sources:
•http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1971-045A
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_2
•http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/profile.cfm?MCode=Mars_02
•https://plus.google.com/102405910524890702707/posts/4tae1sjTAfd

Image credits:
•Proton K-3 stage rocket: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proton-K#mediaviewer/File:Proton_Zvezda_crop.jpg
•Mars 2 spacecraft: http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/image/spacecraft/mars3_iki.jpg___

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2014-11-27 06:50:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First instant camera is sold, 1948
On November 26, 1948 — 67 years ago today — the first “instant camera” was sold by Polaroid Corp. in downtown Boston. Polaroid was founded in 1937 by Edwin H. Land, who held 535 patents, second only to Thomas Edison’s 1,097 U.S. patents. The idea for the “instant” camera came from Land’s 3-year-old daughter in 1943, when she asked why the camera the family used could not produce an immediate photo. Land began thinking about how his daughter’s desire for instant photography could be realized, and 4 years later he had fully developed the concepts required to create an instant camera. On November 26, 1948, the first “Land camera” (as it was called), the Model 95, was sold for $89.95 ($479.66 in today’s inflated prices) at Jordan Marsh Department Store in Boston. 

In his biography of Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacsondescribes how Edwin Land... more »

Today in History: First instant camera is sold, 1948
On November 26, 1948 — 67 years ago today — the first “instant camera” was sold by Polaroid Corp. in downtown Boston. Polaroid was founded in 1937 by Edwin H. Land, who held 535 patents, second only to Thomas Edison’s 1,097 U.S. patents. The idea for the “instant” camera came from Land’s 3-year-old daughter in 1943, when she asked why the camera the family used could not produce an immediate photo. Land began thinking about how his daughter’s desire for instant photography could be realized, and 4 years later he had fully developed the concepts required to create an instant camera. On November 26, 1948, the first “Land camera” (as it was called), the Model 95, was sold for $89.95 ($479.66 in today’s inflated prices) at Jordan Marsh Department Store in Boston. 

In his biography of Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson describes how Edwin Land was not only a mentor to Jobs, but one of Jobs’s favorite heroes, because Land loved the intersection of the humanities and science. Both Jobs and Land believed there was something magical about that intersection. In fact, when Jobs met with Land to discuss their respective experiences, Land commented that he did not invent the Polaroid instant camera; it was always there waiting to be discovered. Jobs felt exactly the same way, as Jobs always felt the Mac existed, invisible to everyone, he just revealed it. It’s interesting that Edwin Land used to love demonstrating his new product to the public, especially that first magical product revelation. And Steve Jobs, decades later, certainly seemed to enjoy revealing his product “discoveries,” too. Land, by Jobs’s own admission, had a profound effect on Jobs.
 
Sources:
•http://www.polaroid.com/history
•http://www.bu.edu/prc/forms/polatimeline.pdf
•http://www.photography-news.com/2011/02/polaroid-land-camera-model-95-64-years.html
•http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4407362/Polaroid-introduces-the-instant-camera--February-21--1947
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instant_camera
•http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blpolaroid.htm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_Camera
•http://www.boston.com/yourtown/cambridge/2012/10/03/history-polaroid-and-edwin-land/kCqMiSSmVHQpA7gJDJNQ6K/pictures.html#slide-1
•http://www.forbes.com/sites/chunkamui/2011/10/26/what-steve-jobs-learned-from-edwin-land-of-polaroid/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polaroid_Corporation
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_H._Land
•http://www.biography.com/people/edwin-land-9372429#polaroid
•http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/

Image credits:
•Land camera Model 95: http://www.morper.net/cameras/ [left]
•Edwin Land: http://trithuc.info/vn/type.php?module=cat&id=1&page_curent=22 [top right]
•Edwin Land / Steve Jobs: http://periodistas-es.com/polaroid-el-apple-de-los-70s-20525 [bottom right]___

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2014-11-25 18:44:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Every block of stone has a statue inside of it ...

For further information about Michelangelo, please see:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelangelo
•http://www.italian-renaissance-art.com/Michelangelo-sculptures.html
•http://www.michelangelo-gallery.org/

Yes, i know that Michelangelo did not carve out the faces on Mt. Rushmore (haha). For further information about Mt. Rushmore, please see:
•http://www.nps.gov/moru/historyculture/carving-history.htm
•http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/mount-rushmore

Every block of stone has a statue inside of it ...

For further information about Michelangelo, please see:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelangelo
•http://www.italian-renaissance-art.com/Michelangelo-sculptures.html
•http://www.michelangelo-gallery.org/

Yes, i know that Michelangelo did not carve out the faces on Mt. Rushmore (haha). For further information about Mt. Rushmore, please see:
•http://www.nps.gov/moru/historyculture/carving-history.htm
•http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/mount-rushmore___

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2014-11-25 12:44:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First “Air Force One” Christened
On November 24, 1954 — 60 years ago today — First Lady Maime Eisenhower christened the first officially designated presidential plane, “Air Force One,” with a bottle of Rocky Mountain spring water from her adopted state of Colorado. President Eisenhower, and Presidents Truman and Roosevelt before him, flew in planes, especially when they needed to travel long distances. But their planes were not designated “Air Force One,” which is the designated name today for any plane in which the president travels. The plane that First Lady Eisenhower dedicated in 1954 was the first presidential plane acquired exclusively for the use of the president, and the first plane to be called “Air Force One” from the beginning of its service. 

In 1953, a near collision took place over New York City between Eastern Airlines flight 8610and Air Force flight... more »

Today in History: First “Air Force One” Christened
On November 24, 1954 — 60 years ago today — First Lady Maime Eisenhower christened the first officially designated presidential plane, “Air Force One,” with a bottle of Rocky Mountain spring water from her adopted state of Colorado. President Eisenhower, and Presidents Truman and Roosevelt before him, flew in planes, especially when they needed to travel long distances. But their planes were not designated “Air Force One,” which is the designated name today for any plane in which the president travels. The plane that First Lady Eisenhower dedicated in 1954 was the first presidential plane acquired exclusively for the use of the president, and the first plane to be called “Air Force One” from the beginning of its service. 

In 1953, a near collision took place over New York City between Eastern Airlines flight 8610 and Air Force flight 8610 as a consequence of their identical flight numbers. After the incident, air traffic controllers learned that Air Force flight 8610 was carrying President Eisenhower. From that date onward, to avoid confusion, everyone involved in aviation understood that the plane carrying the President of the United States would always have a unique call sign — “Air Force One.” 

Eisenhower was a pilot himself, and he wanted to use what most airplane experts agreed was the top of the line propellor plane ever made (before jet powered planes became common), the Lockheed C-121 Constellation. In fact, he had used at least two different Lockheed Constellation models before the one dedicated on November 24, 1954. These planes were informally called, Columbine I and II, having been named after the state flower of Colorado, the First Lady’s adopted state. And it was Columbine II that was the first plane to be called “Air Force One.” But the plane dedicated today was a new upgraded Constellation and the first plane to be called “Air Force Once” at the start of its service to the president.

Sources:
•http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=568
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_Constellation
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwight_D._Eisenhower
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Force_One
•http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/air-force-one
•http://books.google.com/books?id=YvpUdecfHSsC&pg=PA45&lpg=PA45&dq=First+Lady+Mamie+Eisenhower+christens+Columbine+III&source=bl&ots=yaDP1AjJQy&sig=QkN92gi3jf0nlhGwYxYG8sXj6fw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=jzdvVPzhN47ksASijoL4Aw&ved=0CCAQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=First%20Lady%20Mamie%20Eisenhower%20christens%20Columbine%20III&f=false

Image credit:
•Eisenhower’s Air Force One:
By USAF Museum (U.S. Air Force photo 050322-F-1234P-024 [1]) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lockheed_VC-121E_Super_Constellation.jpg
•Boeing 707 Air Force One used by Kennedy, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan [bottom left]
•Boeing 747 Air Force One used by Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama [bottom right]___

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2014-11-25 12:43:59 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge sank to the bottom of Lake Washington, 1990
On November 25, 1990 — 24 years ago today — the original Lacey V. Murrow Bridge that connected Seattle to Mercer Island sank to the bottom of Lake Washington. The bridge was built across Lake Washington in the 1930s and opened in 1940 to carry traffic on U.S. Highway 10, which later became designated Interstate 90. The bridge was named for a longtime director of the Washington State Highway Department, Lacey V. Murrow, who was brother of Edward R. Murrow, the famed radio and pioneering television broadcast-journalist. 

The bridge floated on a row of 25 hollow concrete pontoons, each 350 feet long. These pontoons were bolted together and anchored to the lakebed. In the fall of 1990, the bridge was being widened by means of cantilevered additions in order to comply with the lane-widthspec... more »

Today in History: Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge sank to the bottom of Lake Washington, 1990
On November 25, 1990 — 24 years ago today — the original Lacey V. Murrow Bridge that connected Seattle to Mercer Island sank to the bottom of Lake Washington. The bridge was built across Lake Washington in the 1930s and opened in 1940 to carry traffic on U.S. Highway 10, which later became designated Interstate 90. The bridge was named for a longtime director of the Washington State Highway Department, Lacey V. Murrow, who was brother of Edward R. Murrow, the famed radio and pioneering television broadcast-journalist. 

The bridge floated on a row of 25 hollow concrete pontoons, each 350 feet long. These pontoons were bolted together and anchored to the lakebed. In the fall of 1990, the bridge was being widened by means of cantilevered additions in order to comply with the lane-width specifications of the Interstate Highway System. The Washington State Department of Transportation decided to use hydrodemolition — high-pressure water — to blast unwanted material (the sidewalks on the bridge deck). The hydrodemolition water was considered contaminated under environmental law and was not permitted to flow into Lake Washington. Engineers, after analyzing the bridge’s pontoons, concluded that they were over-engineered and the contaminated water could be temporarily stored in the pontoons. In order to get the contaminated water into the pontoons, their watertight doors were removed.

During the Thanksgiving holiday weekend of 1990, a big storm filled some of the open-doored pontoons with rain and lake water. On November 24, when workers noticed that a part of the bridge was sinking, they began to frantically pump out the pontoons. However, these efforts were too little and too late. Because the pontoons were cabled together, the one sinking pontoon soon brought down the rest of the 2,790 feet-long (850 meters) bridge. So the lake became contaminated with the hydrodemolition water, along with tons of bridge material, because the engineers were trying not to contaminate the lake.

Fortunately, no one was hurt or killed, because the bridge had been closed for the renovations. The entire bridge sinking was captured on film and shown on live TV. The cost of the disaster was estimated to be $69 million in damages.

YouTube video:
•Lacey V. Murrow Bridge Disaster [good explanation of why and how the bridge sank]

Sources:
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lacey-v-murrow-memorial-bridge-sinks-to-the-bottom-of-lake-washington
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lacey_V._Murrow_Memorial_Bridge
•http://kuow.org/post/looking-back-thanksgiving-flood-sinks-old-i-90-bridge
•http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&File_Id=2002

Image credits:
•History Link.org: http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&File_Id=2002
•Google Maps___

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2014-11-23 19:21:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First “jukebox” was installed in a San Francisco saloon, 1889.
On November 23, 1889 — 125 years ago today — the first “jukebox” was installed at the Palais Royal Saloon in San Francisco (located at 303 Sutter Street, but destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire). At the time, the device was named “the nickel-in-the-slot player” by the assembler, the Pacific Phonograph Company.

The core of this first jukebox system was Thomas Edison’s Model M electric phonograph, around which two entrepreneurs had constructed an oak cabinet. The phonograph was fitted with 4 stethoscope-like listening tubes, so that 4 people could simultaneously listen to the single tune being played. These patented tubes were coin-engaged — once a user had deposited a nickel in a slot, the user could listen to the music being played through an individual tube. Reportedly, thisfirst “jukebox” bec... more »

Today in History: First “jukebox” was installed in a San Francisco saloon, 1889.
On November 23, 1889 — 125 years ago today — the first “jukebox” was installed at the Palais Royal Saloon in San Francisco (located at 303 Sutter Street, but destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire). At the time, the device was named “the nickel-in-the-slot player” by the assembler, the Pacific Phonograph Company.

The core of this first jukebox system was Thomas Edison’s Model M electric phonograph, around which two entrepreneurs had constructed an oak cabinet. The phonograph was fitted with 4 stethoscope-like listening tubes, so that 4 people could simultaneously listen to the single tune being played. These patented tubes were coin-engaged — once a user had deposited a nickel in a slot, the user could listen to the music being played through an individual tube. Reportedly, this first “jukebox” became an “overnight sensation,” spurring continual development of such systems.

The term “juke” originates in early African-American culture from the Elisabethan word “jouk” for “dancing or acting disorderly.” Dance bands were thus sometimes called “juke bands,” and the places such bands played were known as “juke joints.” When these improved, coin-operated playback devices replaced live juke bands, it was logical to refer to them as “juke boxes.”

YouTube videos of Edison Class M phonograph:
•EDISON CLASS M PHONOGRAPH 1896
•Circa 1890 Edison Class M Electric Phonograph
•Edison Class M electric phonograph at 2.5 Volts 2 Amps

Sources:
•http://www.wired.com/2010/11/1123first-jukebox/
•http://www.wired.com/tag/pacific-phonograph-co/
•http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/bljukebox.htm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jukebox
•http://www.radiomuseum.org/forum/jukebox_history_of_coin_operated_phonographs.html
•http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview/id/113086.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphophone
•http://edisontinfoil.com/classm.htm
•http://www.intertique.com/EdisonPhonographTutorial.html
•http://www.edisonshop.com/reproducers/ducer.html
•http://www.edisonphonology.com/standard.htm
•http://books.google.com/books?id=v52YeuORVQAC&pg=PA85&lpg=PA85&dq=patent+U.S.+428,750&source=bl&ots=rgB36ZHeOR&sig=KYHzzc4BOW13culIIghidCSMfTc&hl=en&sa=X&ei=RIhxVMCIH8PHsQSvvoK4Dg&ved=0CCEQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=patent%20U.S.%20428%2C750&f=false
•http://juke-box.dk/gert-origin.htm

Image credit:
•Courtesy of Wired:
http://www.wired.com/2010/11/1123first-jukebox/___

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Today in History: First feature-length, computer-animated film released, Toy Story, 1995.
On November 22, 1995 — 19 years ago today — Toy Story was released and became the first feature-length, computer-animated movie. Toy Story was produced by Pixar Animation Studios, directed by John Lasseter, and released/distributed by The Walt Disney Company. The movie is about a group of children’s toys that secretly come to life when humans are not present.

Background
Director John Lasseter began his career as an animator at Disney where he was a big promoter of computer animation at a time when Disney was not that interested in computer animation. Consequently, Lasseter left Disney and joined Lucasfilm in 1983, where he was able to work in Lucasfilm’s Graphics Group, which was making ground-breaking use of computer-generated imagery to create films. Lucasfilmwas a c... more »

Today in History: First feature-length, computer-animated film released, Toy Story, 1995.
On November 22, 1995 — 19 years ago today — Toy Story was released and became the first feature-length, computer-animated movie. Toy Story was produced by Pixar Animation Studios, directed by John Lasseter, and released/distributed by The Walt Disney Company. The movie is about a group of children’s toys that secretly come to life when humans are not present.

Background
Director John Lasseter began his career as an animator at Disney where he was a big promoter of computer animation at a time when Disney was not that interested in computer animation. Consequently, Lasseter left Disney and joined Lucasfilm in 1983, where he was able to work in Lucasfilm’s Graphics Group, which was making ground-breaking use of computer-generated imagery to create films. Lucasfilm was a company founded by George Lucas, who wrote and directed American Graffiti (1973),  and created the epic space opera, Star Wars, among other achievements.

As Steve Jobs was being pushed out of Apple in the summer of 1985, Alan Kay — a famous pioneer in human-computer interfacing — suggested to Jobs that he meet with Ed Catmull, who was running Lucasfilm’s computer division. George Lucas had just divorced, was needing to raise cash to meet the terms of his divorce settlement, and was consequently open to spinning off the computer graphics group of Lucasfilm. Still loyal to Apple, Jobs tried to convince Sculley to buy Lucasfilm’s computer division; but Apple had no interest. Shortly thereafter, Steve left Apple, founded NeXT Computer, and — as a side project (haha), in 1986, invested in the company being spun off Lucasfilm as Pixar Animation Studios by Ed Catmull and Alvy Ray Smith. Jobs initially invested $5 million for 70% stock ownership in Pixar, and another $5 million as a loan to Pixar (potentially convertible to stock). Jobs served as Pixar’s first Chairman, Catmull as president. 

Initially, Pixar was a high-end computer hardware company primarily making the Pixar Image Computer for niche markets — government agencies and the medical community. Walt Disney Studios was one of its biggest clients (buying hardware), but Pixar’s systems were too expensive for the widespread distribution that Jobs had envisioned when he invested in the company. In an effort to sell more hardware, John Lasseter created short demonstration animations of the equipment’s capabilities. This work led to Pixar getting contracts for computer-animated commercials. Nonetheless, financial losses grew at Pixar.

In an effort to save the artistic/creative core of the company, which Jobs greatly appreciated, Pixar sold its hardware division in 1990 and later reduced its computer staff in 1991, reducing its total employees to about 42, about the number it had when it was founded in 1986. Throughout these harsh financial times, Pixar maintained a successful relationship with Disney; and in 1991, Pixar secured a $26 million contract with Disney to create 3 computer-animated feature films, the first of which was Toy Story. This movie and its next sequels grossed more than $1.9 billion worldwide.

Pixar and Disney, as a result of the great success of the first Toy Story, became entangled in legal disputes. They disputes were compounded by special friction between two egos (haha) — Steve Jobs and Disney Chairman and CEO Michael Eisner. Once Eisner left Disney in 2005, negotiations over fair revenue sharing from the Pixar-created films ended up amicably when Disney decided to buy Pixar for about $7.4 billion in an all-stock deal. From 1986 to 1995, Jobs invested an estimated total of $50 million in Pixar, ultimately ending up with near 100% ownership. So when Disney acquired Pixar, Jobs became the largest shareholder of Disney stock with 7% (Eisner, previous largest shareholder, had 1.7% and Roy Disney, Walt Disney’s brother and Chairman Emeritus, owned almost 1%). 

At one point prior to the release of the first Toy Story movie, Pixar was still losing money, and Jobs briefly considered selling Pixar to Microsoft! By not selling Pixar at that point, Jobs first became a billionaire (not from Apple or NeXT) but from Pixar/Disney. Later, Jobs would increase his billions of dollars of assets as Apple stock exploded in growth as the new millennium ended its first decade. Also, John Lasseter, who had left Disney decades earlier, is now not only chief creative officer at Pixar, but also CCO at Walt Disney Animation Studios and DisneyToon Studios, in addition to being the principal creative advisor for Walt Disney Imagineering. 

Suggested music now (haha): “Hold on Tight to Your Dreams” by Electric Light Orchestra:
Hold on tight to your Dreams - ELO

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy_Story
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy_Story_%28franchise%29
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lasseter
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucasfilm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Lucas [needs serious editing]
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars
•http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000184/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pixar
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer-generated_imagery
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Pixar_films
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Kay
•http://www.businessinsider.com/steve-jobs-pixar-2011-10?op=1

Image credits:
•Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Toy_Story.jpg&redirect=no [left]
•Steve Jobs - http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/files/2011/11/Jobs_2003_rev1.jpg [top right]
•John Lasseter by Vanessa Lua [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:JohnLasseterOct2011.jpg [bottom right]___

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Alan Kay Wisdom
Alan Kay is most famously known for his quotation about the future: The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Below is another one of his frequently quoted remarks — designed to spark laughter, i think. I don't think Alan meant to say that teachers have a proclivity to be mendacious; it's just that there is limited time and the full story can't be covered.

References:
•http://amturing.acm.org/award_winners/kay_3972189.cfm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Kay
•http://fortune.com/2013/04/03/alan-kay-rips-into-apple/

Alan Kay is today a proponent of using computing technology to assist teachers in delivering the full story behind concepts:
•You Tube video:
•http://www.ted.com/talks/alan_kay_shares_a_powerful_idea_about_ideas?language=en

Alan Kay Wisdom
Alan Kay is most famously known for his quotation about the future: The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Below is another one of his frequently quoted remarks — designed to spark laughter, i think. I don't think Alan meant to say that teachers have a proclivity to be mendacious; it's just that there is limited time and the full story can't be covered.

References:
•http://amturing.acm.org/award_winners/kay_3972189.cfm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Kay
•http://fortune.com/2013/04/03/alan-kay-rips-into-apple/

Alan Kay is today a proponent of using computing technology to assist teachers in delivering the full story behind concepts:
•You Tube video:
•http://www.ted.com/talks/alan_kay_shares_a_powerful_idea_about_ideas?language=en___

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Google Australia Testing Balloon-Transmitted Internet
In December, Google plans to test-fly 20 internet-broadcasting balloons over central and more remote Australia (western Queensland). The audacious program continues forward!

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queensland

Google Australia Testing Balloon-Transmitted Internet
In December, Google plans to test-fly 20 internet-broadcasting balloons over central and more remote Australia (western Queensland). The audacious program continues forward!

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queensland___

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Respected research company advises advertisers to stop using Facebook
Nate Elliott of Forrester, the research company, says Facebook's move to continue to chop down the organic reach of brands' Facebook posts and the fact that marketers continue to be dissatsified with the performance of their Facebook Pages point to the fact that brands “don't actually have social relationships with their customers” [on Facebook].

Respected research company advises advertisers to stop using Facebook
Nate Elliott of Forrester, the research company, says Facebook's move to continue to chop down the organic reach of brands' Facebook posts and the fact that marketers continue to be dissatsified with the performance of their Facebook Pages point to the fact that brands “don't actually have social relationships with their customers” [on Facebook].___

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Chart of the Day: YouTube has more monthly visitors than Facebook
http://g-web.in/1zzNuYz

Yesterday, we previewed data from our brand new GWI Social report to show that Facebook was still by far the most popular network in terms of members and active users.

However, GWI also monitors visitor rates – that is, the number of internet users who say they’ve visited social platforms within the last month. And when we analyze this metric across the big 4 networks, a rare phenomenon occurs: Facebook falls from the number one spot, to be overtaken by YouTube.

Globally, 85% of online adults outside of China are regular visitors to YouTube, putting it just ahead of Facebook (76%) and giving it a considerable lead over Twitter (40%) and Google+ (30%). And this is a pattern/ranking which is consistent across all five world regions – something which underlines the importance ofunder... more »

Chart of the Day: YouTube has more monthly visitors than Facebook
http://g-web.in/1zzNuYz

Yesterday, we previewed data from our brand new GWI Social report to show that Facebook was still by far the most popular network in terms of members and active users.

However, GWI also monitors visitor rates – that is, the number of internet users who say they’ve visited social platforms within the last month. And when we analyze this metric across the big 4 networks, a rare phenomenon occurs: Facebook falls from the number one spot, to be overtaken by YouTube.

Globally, 85% of online adults outside of China are regular visitors to YouTube, putting it just ahead of Facebook (76%) and giving it a considerable lead over Twitter (40%) and Google+ (30%). And this is a pattern/ranking which is consistent across all five world regions – something which underlines the importance of understanding the different ways in which people interact with social platforms. Internet users might not consider themselves to active users of YouTube, but they are visiting it in their hundreds of millions.
  
To download the full version of the new GWI Social Q3 report, please visit our Insight Store.___

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Google Balloons: Getting Better All The Time
Google's Project Loon reports a number of important facts:
• Experimental balloons have traveled 1.86 million miles.
• Balloons now last 10x longer than a year ago.
• Google can now launch 20 balloons a day.

Google Balloons: Getting Better All The Time
Google's Project Loon reports a number of important facts:
• Experimental balloons have traveled 1.86 million miles.
• Balloons now last 10x longer than a year ago.
• Google can now launch 20 balloons a day.___

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SINGLE FATHER, HIS DAY IS NEVER DONE!
#PRECIOUS   #ADORABLE   #cutenessoverload   #LOL   #FUNNY  

SINGLE FATHER, HIS DAY IS NEVER DONE!
#PRECIOUS   #ADORABLE   #cutenessoverload   #LOL   #FUNNY  ___

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Parallel Worlds Could Explain Wacky Quantum Physics.
The idea that an infinite number of parallel worlds could exist alongside our own is hard to wrap the mind around, but a version of this so-called Many Worlds theory could provide an answer to the controversial idea of quantum mechanics and its many different interpretations.   
Bill Poirier, a professor of physics at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, proposed a theory that not only assumes parallel worlds exist, but also says their interaction can explain all the quantum mechanics "weirdness" in the observable universe.   
Poirier first published the idea four years ago, but other physicists have recently started building on the idea and have demonstrated that it is mathematically possible. The latest research was published Oct. 23 in the journal Physical Review X.   
Quantum mechanics is the branch of physics thatdescr... more »

Parallel Worlds Could Explain Wacky Quantum Physics.
The idea that an infinite number of parallel worlds could exist alongside our own is hard to wrap the mind around, but a version of this so-called Many Worlds theory could provide an answer to the controversial idea of quantum mechanics and its many different interpretations.   
Bill Poirier, a professor of physics at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, proposed a theory that not only assumes parallel worlds exist, but also says their interaction can explain all the quantum mechanics "weirdness" in the observable universe.   
Poirier first published the idea four years ago, but other physicists have recently started building on the idea and have demonstrated that it is mathematically possible. The latest research was published Oct. 23 in the journal Physical Review X.   
Quantum mechanics is the branch of physics that describes the rules that govern the universe on the microscopic scale. It tries to explain how subatomic particles can behave as both particles and as waves. It also offers an explanation about why particles appear to exist in multiple positions at the same time.   
This fuzzy clump of possible positions is described by a "wave function" — an equation that predicts the many possible spots a given particle can occupy. But the wave function collapses the second anyone measures the actual position of the particle. This is where the multiverse theory comes in.  
Some physicists believe that once a particle's position is measured, the many other positions it could take according to its wave function split off and create separate, parallel worlds, each only slightly different from the original.  
Hugh Everett was the first physicist to propose the possibility of a multiverse — an infinite number of parallel universes that exist alongside our own. He published his "Many Worlds" theory in the 1950s, but the idea was not well-received in the academic world.  
Everett ended his career in physics shortly after getting his Ph.D., but many physicists now take the multiverse and parallel-worlds idea seriously. Poirier reworked the Many Worlds theory into the less abstract "Many Interacting Worlds" (MIW) theory, which could help explain the weird world of quantum mechanics. 
Quantum mechanics has existed for more than a century, but its interpretation is just as controversial today as it was 100 years ago, Poirier wrote in his original paper.  
Albert Einstein was not a fan of quantum mechanics. The idea that a particle could exist in a haze of probability instead of a definite location did not make sense to him, and he once famously said, "God does not play dice with the universe." However, this new MIW theory might have helped to put Einstein's mind at ease. In the MIW theory, quantum particles don't act like waves at all. Each parallel world has normal-behaving particles and physical objects. The wave-function equation doesn't have to exist at all.  
In the new study, which builds on Poirier's idea, physicists from Griffith University in Australia and the University of California, Davis, demonstrate that it only takes two interacting parallel worlds — not an infinite number — to produce the weird quantum behavior that physicists have observed. Neighboring worlds repulse one another, the researchers wrote in the paper. This force of repulsion could explain bizarre quantum effects, such as particles that can tunnel through barriers.  
But how can physicists prove we're living in just one of millions of other worlds, or that these worlds interact? Poirier thinks it will take some time to develop a way to test the idea.  

"Experimental observations are the ultimate test of any theory," Poirier said in a statement. "So far, Many Interacting Worlds makes the same predictions as standard quantum theory, so all we can say for sure at present is that it might be correct."  
The authors of the new paper hope that expanding the MIW theory will lead to ways to test for parallel worlds and further explain quantum mechanics.  

Richard Feynman, a physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project, once said, "I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics," but Poirier and his colleagues argue that physicists have much to gain from trying.
By Kelly Dickerson, Staff Writer for Live Science

Follow Kelly Dickerson on Twitter. Follow us @livescience, Facebook & Google+.
Original article on Live Science. 
http://www.livescience.com/48806-parallel-worlds-quantum-mechanics-theory.html?cmpid=558618___

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Today in History: First permanent link established on internet progenitor, ARPANet, 1969
On November 21, 1969 — 45 years ago today — the first permanent connection of what would eventually grow into the Internet was made between UCLA and Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, CA. In effect, these two nodes became prolific parents as their “family” network expanded to the entire Internet today.

This early computer network was first clearly conceived by J.C.R. Licklider in a series of memos to colleagues where he worked — at Bolt Beranek and Newman and then at ARPA (later changed to DARPA, the United States Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). In his function as head of the Information Processing Techniques Office at ARPA, Licklider directed funding to support the development of these first two network nodes. In addition, Licklider fundedthe work ... more »

Today in History: First permanent link established on internet progenitor, ARPANet, 1969
On November 21, 1969 — 45 years ago today — the first permanent connection of what would eventually grow into the Internet was made between UCLA and Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, CA. In effect, these two nodes became prolific parents as their “family” network expanded to the entire Internet today.

This early computer network was first clearly conceived by J.C.R. Licklider in a series of memos to colleagues where he worked — at Bolt Beranek and Newman and then at ARPA (later changed to DARPA, the United States Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). In his function as head of the Information Processing Techniques Office at ARPA, Licklider directed funding to support the development of these first two network nodes. In addition, Licklider funded the work of Douglas Engelbart, who founded the Augmentation Research Center at Stanford Research Institute and created the computer system on which the mouse was invented.

For information about the first transmission over this connection, which occurred on October 29, 1969, please refer to this post and its source links: https://plus.google.com/102733870103786741145/posts/eiUekyQvK8q.

Sources:
•http://www.computerhistory.org/tdih/November/21/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARPANET
•http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4399541/ARPANET-establishes-1st-computer-to-computer-link--October-29--1969
•http://www.internetsociety.org/internet/what-internet/history-internet/brief-history-internet
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARPANET
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._C._R._Licklider
•http://www.computerhistory.org/internet_history/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Cohen_%28engineer%29
•http://www.comsoc.org/files/Publications/Magazines/ci/hist-comm/2010-aug.pdf

Image credit:
•http://www.computerhistory.org/internet_history/___

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This is an awesome piece in the New York Times Food section.  Find America in 50 Dishes.  It has a Thanksgiving Recipe from every state with pictures and recipes.  

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/11/18/dining/thanksgiving-recipes-across-the-united-states.html


This is an awesome piece in the New York Times Food section.  Find America in 50 Dishes.  It has a Thanksgiving Recipe from every state with pictures and recipes.  

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/11/18/dining/thanksgiving-recipes-across-the-united-states.html___

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What a great way to give back when you have so much. 

What a great way to give back when you have so much. ___

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Today in History: Microsoft Shipped Windows 1.0, 1985
On November 20, 1985 — 29 years ago today — Microsoft began shipping Windows 1.0. Copying the Apple Macintosh graphical user interface (GUI), this Microsoft software greatly enhanced ease of use: now users no longer had to type MS-DOS commands but could use a mouse to point and click in “windows” to instruct the computer to perform actions. Windows 1.0 required a minimum of 256 kilobytes memory, 2 double-sided floppy disk drives, and a graphics adapter card.

Microsoft first presented Windows to the public on November 10, 1983 — 2 full years before the software started shipping. Apple was aware that what Microsoft was proposing highly resembled what Apple considered proprietary Macintosh features. In fact, later court cases revealed that Apple was preparing a multi-billion dollar suit against Microsoft. So a big part ofthe delay... more »

Today in History: Microsoft Shipped Windows 1.0, 1985
On November 20, 1985 — 29 years ago today — Microsoft began shipping Windows 1.0. Copying the Apple Macintosh graphical user interface (GUI), this Microsoft software greatly enhanced ease of use: now users no longer had to type MS-DOS commands but could use a mouse to point and click in “windows” to instruct the computer to perform actions. Windows 1.0 required a minimum of 256 kilobytes memory, 2 double-sided floppy disk drives, and a graphics adapter card.

Microsoft first presented Windows to the public on November 10, 1983 — 2 full years before the software started shipping. Apple was aware that what Microsoft was proposing highly resembled what Apple considered proprietary Macintosh features. In fact, later court cases revealed that Apple was preparing a multi-billion dollar suit against Microsoft. So a big part of the delay involved Microsoft obtaining a license from Apple to use the Mac’s graphical user interface in the development of Windows, because Microsoft was aware that it was copying most of the essential features of the Apple Mac interface. In order to achieve this licensing arrangement, Microsoft threatened to stop developing critical applications for the Mac (e.g. Office for the Mac) unless Apple gave Microsoft a license to use the Mac GUI software however it wished. Apple’s president at the time, John Sculley (Steve Jobs had just left Apple), could not be certain if the threats were real; but, to avoid risk of losing Microsoft as a key developer of Mac applications software, Sculley decided to agree to a licensing relationship on Microsoft’s terms. Upon later releases of Windows software, Apple eventually sued (in 1988) Microsoft for copying the Mac software.

Apple claimed Microsoft and Microsoft Windows infringed on the “look and feel” of the Mac operating systems, and — while it licensed the Mac operating system for Microsoft’s use on Windows 1.0 — Microsoft’s later releases of Windows violated Apple’s copyright protections. Apple listed 189 GUI elements that Microsoft had copied. The Court ruled that 179 of these elements had been licensed to Microsoft in the Windows 1.0 agreement, and that the remaining 10 elements were not copyrightable: “Apple cannot get patent-like protection for the idea of a graphical user interface, or the idea of a desktop metaphor [because such idea was unoriginal to Apple or it was the only possible way of expressing such an idea].”

Apple appealed the decision, which was affirmed in 1994. Apple’s appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was denied. Some copyright issues still lingered, at least in the minds of Apple lawyers, and especially with regard to Quick Time source code that ended up in Video for Windows. All these issues were resolved when Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997 and negotiated an agreement with Bill Gates to drop all current lawsuits and to make Microsoft’s Internet Explorer the default browser on the Mac; in return, Microsoft agreed to continue developing Office for the Mac and other software tools and apps for the Mac for the next 5 years and to purchase $150 million of non-voting Apple stock.

Isn’t it fascinating to think that Apple’s Mac design, copied by Microsoft in Windows, is what fueled Microsoft’s extraordinary growth in the 1990s, and that Microsoft’s investment of $150 million in Apple saved Apple from bankruptcy and became the amazing pivot that launched Apple on a path to extraordinary growth, eventually causing Apple to grow much larger than Microsoft? [Microsoft 2014 revenue = $86.83 billion; Apple 2014 revenue = $182.80 billion]

YouTube:
•Windows 1.0 Features Demo

Sources:
•http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4401825/Microsoft-ships-Windows-1-0--November-20--1985
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_1.0
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Computer,_Inc._v._Microsoft_Corp.
•http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/02/apple-must-make-macintosh-standard.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh
•http://www.guidebookgallery.org/articles/sortingoutfactfromfiction
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Apple_Inc.
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco_Canyon_Company
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Inc.
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft
•_Fire in the Valley:_ http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0071358927/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0071358927&linkCode=as2&tag=empoweringnews-20&linkId=PR24DX2X4W7CNPYC

Image credits:
•http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/history#T1=era1[left]
•http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/history#T1=era0 [right]___

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Grandmas and Marijuana
No grandmas were harmed in the making of this video (6 minutes), although 3 grandmas got stoned for the first time. Time lapse video records the effects.

Grandmas and Marijuana
No grandmas were harmed in the making of this video (6 minutes), although 3 grandmas got stoned for the first time. Time lapse video records the effects.___

2014-11-20 07:14:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

AA Daily Reflections  —  NOVEMBER 20

"THY WILL, NOT MINE"
. . . when making specific requests, it will be well to add to each one of them this qualification. ". . . if it be Thy will"

TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 102

I ask simply that throughout the day God place in me the best understanding of His will that I can have for that day, and that I be given the grace by which I may carry it out. As the day goes on, I can pause when facing situations that must be met and decisions that must be made, and renew the simple request: "Thy will, not mine, be done."
I must always keep in mind that in every situation I am responsible for the effort and God is responsible for the outcome. I can "Let Go and Let God" by humbly repeating: "Thy will, not mine, be done." Patience and persistence in seeking His will for mewil... more »

AA Daily Reflections  —  NOVEMBER 20

"THY WILL, NOT MINE"
. . . when making specific requests, it will be well to add to each one of them this qualification. ". . . if it be Thy will"

TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 102

I ask simply that throughout the day God place in me the best understanding of His will that I can have for that day, and that I be given the grace by which I may carry it out. As the day goes on, I can pause when facing situations that must be met and decisions that must be made, and renew the simple request: "Thy will, not mine, be done."
I must always keep in mind that in every situation I am responsible for the effort and God is responsible for the outcome. I can "Let Go and Let God" by humbly repeating: "Thy will, not mine, be done." Patience and persistence in seeking His will for me will free me from the pain of selfish expectations.___

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2014-11-19 17:19:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-19 17:08:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2014/11/18/alcoholism-damages-brains-white-matter-scans-show

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2014/11/18/alcoholism-damages-brains-white-matter-scans-show___

2014-11-19 14:12:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

AA Daily Reflections  —  NOVEMBER 19

"I WAS SLIPPING FAST"

We A.A.'s are active folk, enjoying the satisfactions of dealing with the realities of life, . . . So it isn't surprising that we often tend to slight serious meditation and prayer as something not really necessary.

TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 96

I had been slipping away from the program for some time, but it took a death threat from a terminal disease to bring me back, and particularly to the practice of the Eleventh Step of our blessed Fellowship. Although I had fifteen years of sobriety and was still very active in the program, I knew that the quality of my sobriety had slipped badly. Eighteen months later, a checkup revealed a malignant tumor and a prognosis of certain death within six months. Despair settled in when I enrolled in a rehab program, after which I sufferedtwo... more »

AA Daily Reflections  —  NOVEMBER 19

"I WAS SLIPPING FAST"

We A.A.'s are active folk, enjoying the satisfactions of dealing with the realities of life, . . . So it isn't surprising that we often tend to slight serious meditation and prayer as something not really necessary.

TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 96

I had been slipping away from the program for some time, but it took a death threat from a terminal disease to bring me back, and particularly to the practice of the Eleventh Step of our blessed Fellowship. Although I had fifteen years of sobriety and was still very active in the program, I knew that the quality of my sobriety had slipped badly. Eighteen months later, a checkup revealed a malignant tumor and a prognosis of certain death within six months. Despair settled in when I enrolled in a rehab program, after which I suffered two small strokes which revealed two large brain tumors. As I kept hitting new bottoms I had to ask myself why this was happening to me. God allowed me to rec- ognize my dishonesty and to become teachable again. Miracles began to happen. But primarily I relearned the whole meaning of the Eleventh Step. My physical condition has improved dramatically, but my illness is minor compared to what I almost lost completely.___

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2014-11-19 13:17:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

This is amazing.  How this cat plays with a symphony orchestra.  OMG

Like I've always said: cats are very special creatures, sensitive and mystic... check out this kitty playing piano :-)___This is amazing.  How this cat plays with a symphony orchestra.  OMG

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2014-11-19 13:15:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Home Video Game Console Wii Released by Nintendo, 2006
On November 19, 2006 — just 8 years ago — Nintendo released a 7th generation home video game console, Wii. The award-winning Wii introduced a handheld pointing device that detected movement in 3 dimensions. It used a combination of built-in accelerometers and infrared detection to sense its position in 3D space. The name was chosen because its pronunciation, “we,” is “short, to the point, easy to pronounce, and distinctive” (so said Nintendo of America’s president). At the E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) conference that year (2006), the Wii won the “Game Critics Award for Best of Show and Best Hardware.”

As of June, 2014, the Wii had sold over 101 million consoles worldwide. In the year after its release (2007), the Wii had sold more units than its major competitors — Microsoft’s Xbox 360and Sony’s PlayStatio... more »

Today in History: Home Video Game Console Wii Released by Nintendo, 2006
On November 19, 2006 — just 8 years ago — Nintendo released a 7th generation home video game console, Wii. The award-winning Wii introduced a handheld pointing device that detected movement in 3 dimensions. It used a combination of built-in accelerometers and infrared detection to sense its position in 3D space. The name was chosen because its pronunciation, “we,” is “short, to the point, easy to pronounce, and distinctive” (so said Nintendo of America’s president). At the E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) conference that year (2006), the Wii won the “Game Critics Award for Best of Show and Best Hardware.”

As of June, 2014, the Wii had sold over 101 million consoles worldwide. In the year after its release (2007), the Wii had sold more units than its major competitors — Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Sony’s PlayStation 3. In 2012, the Wii U, the first 8th generation video game home console, became the successor of Wii.

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wii
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_3
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_360
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Entertainment_Expo
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_E3#2006
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NPD_Group
•http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/evolution-of-home-video-game-consoles-1967-2011/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_game_consoles_(first_generation)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_game_consoles_(second_generation)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_game_consoles_(third_generation)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_game_consoles_(fourth_generation)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_game_consoles_(fifth_generation)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_game_consoles_(seventh_generation)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_million-selling_game_consoles
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wii_U

Image credits:
•Nintendo Wii: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wii-Console.png [left]
•Sony PlayStation3: http://media.engadget.com/img/product/3/2ek/sony-playstation-3-3ej-800 [top right]
•Microsoft Xbox: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Xbox-360-Pro-wController.jpg [bottom right]___

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2014-11-18 18:20:01 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

LUNCH TODAY:  Steamed Scallops over Salad. (Kale, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Avocado, Spinach, Red and Orange Peppers and Purple Onions). Super Yummy!!

LUNCH TODAY:  Steamed Scallops over Salad. (Kale, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Avocado, Spinach, Red and Orange Peppers and Purple Onions). Super Yummy!!___

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2014-11-18 16:58:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

http://www.addictionsandrecovery.org/post-acute-withdrawal.htm

http://www.addictionsandrecovery.org/post-acute-withdrawal.htm___

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2014-11-18 15:10:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Strong Magnetic Fields Recorded in Meteorite Provide Clues to How Early Solar System Evolved

http://www.sci-news.com/space/science-strong-magnetic-fields-meteorite-early-solar-system-02274.html

#science #space #meteorite #solarsystem #Sun  

Strong Magnetic Fields Recorded in Meteorite Provide Clues to How Early Solar System Evolved

http://www.sci-news.com/space/science-strong-magnetic-fields-meteorite-early-solar-system-02274.html

#science #space #meteorite #solarsystem #Sun  ___

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2014-11-18 15:06:19 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Cute ❤

Cute ❤___

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2014-11-18 15:05:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Today is national Apple Cider Day! 

Cider or Juice? It’s all APPLES to US!

#Cider #AppleCider #Juice #Apples

By Joseph Yacino

In North America (the USA and Canada) we have a drink that is much loved called apple cider. Go anywhere else in the world and it will be known as unfiltered/natural apple juice. Cider is what you get at a pub and goes great with a “ploughman’s lunch”. 

It is the beginning of Autumn or Fall. The time when brisk winds begin to blow the leaves once brightly coloured leaves from the trees. It is also apple picking time in the Northeast.

Cider or cyder, according to Wikipedia, is a fermented alcoholic beverage made from fruit juice, most commonly and traditionally apple juice. Cider varies in alcohol content from 1.2% to 8.5% or more in traditional English ciders. In some regions, such as Germany and UnitedStates, c... more »

Today is national Apple Cider Day! 

Cider or Juice? It’s all APPLES to US!

#Cider #AppleCider #Juice #Apples

By Joseph Yacino

In North America (the USA and Canada) we have a drink that is much loved called apple cider. Go anywhere else in the world and it will be known as unfiltered/natural apple juice. Cider is what you get at a pub and goes great with a “ploughman’s lunch”. 

It is the beginning of Autumn or Fall. The time when brisk winds begin to blow the leaves once brightly coloured leaves from the trees. It is also apple picking time in the Northeast.

Cider or cyder, according to Wikipedia, is a fermented alcoholic beverage made from fruit juice, most commonly and traditionally apple juice. Cider varies in alcohol content from 1.2% to 8.5% or more in traditional English ciders. In some regions, such as Germany and United States, cider may be called "apple wine". 

In the United States and some parts of Canada, the term "hard cider" usually refers to the alcoholic beverage discussed in this article, while "cider" may refer to non-alcoholic apple cider. When sugar or extra fruit has been added and a secondary fermentation increases the alcoholic strength, a cider is classified as "apple wine".

Within the US, the distinction between apple cider and juice isn't always clear.
When most of us think of apple cider, we probably picture an opaque, highly perishable apple drink available at farm stands and markets in the autumn. It is juice, but unfiltered and usually unpasteurized. Unpasteurized apple cider has naturally occurring yeasts that can cause fermentation, making the drink slightly fizzy and alcoholic over time.

Some states spell out a distinct difference between apple cider and juice. In Massachusetts the Department of Agriculture states that "Fresh cider is raw apple juice that has not undergone a filtration process to remove coarse particles of pulp or sediment .... Apple juice is juice that has been filtered to remove solids and pasteurized so that it will stay fresh longer."

Throughout the UK, Europe and beyond, apple beverages that are not alcoholic are referred to as “juice”.

Apples it seems have been around for a long time. History shows that apple trees existed along the Nile River as early as 1300 BC, but whether or not a drink was ever produced from the fruit is unclear.

The Romans arrived in England in 55 BC. It is reported that they found the local Kentish villagers drinking a delicious cider-like beverage made from apples. According to records, Julius Caesar was a big fan and embraced the pleasant pursuit with enthusiasm. It is unclear how long the locals had been making this apple drink prior to the arrival of the Romans.

By the ninth century, cider was a common drink throughout Europe and is even a reference made by Charlemagne confirms its popularity. After the Norman Conquest of 1066, cider consumption became widespread in England and orchards were established specifically to produce cider apples. During medieval times, cider making was an important industry. Monasteries were suppliers of vast quantities of their strong, spiced cider to the public. Farm laborers received a cider allowance as part of their wages, and the quantity increased during haymaking. English cider making peaked around the mid seventeenth century, when almost every farm had its own cider orchard and press. Cider regained its popularity during the twentieth century, but demand was largely for the mass-produced variety. Only in recent years has traditional cider making finally triumphed with micro-breweries beginning to once again pop up. Traditional cider making is experiencing a major resurgence in both America and Europe.

American history is a bit different. It was of course the English settlers who introduced cider by bringing the seeds for cultivating cider apples. During the colonial period, grains did not thrive well and were costly to import. Apple orchards on the other hand were plentiful, making apples cheap and easily obtainable. As a result, hard cider quickly became one of the colony’s most popular beverages. Consumption of cider increased steadily during the eighteenth century, due in part to the efforts of the legendary Johnny Appleseed, who planted many apple trees in the Midwest.

A series of events led to cider''s fall in popularity. The introduction of German beer with its faster fermentation process quickly made beer popular because German immigrants were able to set up large breweries for producing great quantities of beer. The production of apple cider was still limited to small farms. Then came the religion based Temperance movement which cost many church-going/God fearing farmers the libation. Many even went as far as to chop down their apple trees. This was followed by Prohibition, and pretty much destroyed the market for apple cider.

Today, with the growing popularity of microbreweries, the tide has turned.

http://goo.gl/nezE0o___

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2014-11-18 14:10:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Disney’s “Steamboat Willie” Premieres, 1928
On November 18, 1928 — 86 years ago today — the first successful, sound-synchronized, animated cartoon, Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie" starring Mickey Mouse, premiered in New York. The animated film was co-directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks; it was animated by Ub Iwerks, Wilfred Jackson, and Dick Lundy. Walt Disney himself created all the vocal sounds in the animation (mostly grunts, whistles, various animal noises, but no clear words, haha), and he sat in the back of the theatre to assess audience reaction. Walt was pleased that the audience laughed and seemed to enjoy the animation. 

Some critics have objected to the humorous depiction of animal cruelty in the cartoon (not unlike the Three Stooges form of humorous depiction of cruelty to fellow humans), but the film generally receivedwidespread... more »

Today in History: Disney’s “Steamboat Willie” Premieres, 1928
On November 18, 1928 — 86 years ago today — the first successful, sound-synchronized, animated cartoon, Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie" starring Mickey Mouse, premiered in New York. The animated film was co-directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks; it was animated by Ub Iwerks, Wilfred Jackson, and Dick Lundy. Walt Disney himself created all the vocal sounds in the animation (mostly grunts, whistles, various animal noises, but no clear words, haha), and he sat in the back of the theatre to assess audience reaction. Walt was pleased that the audience laughed and seemed to enjoy the animation. 

Some critics have objected to the humorous depiction of animal cruelty in the cartoon (not unlike the Three Stooges form of humorous depiction of cruelty to fellow humans), but the film generally received widespread acclaim for its technical innovation of sound synchronization. In fact, in 1994, members in the animation industry voted “Steamboat Willie” #13 in the list of The 50 Greatest Cartoons; and, in 1998, the United States National Film Registry selected the film for preservation as a result of its cultural, historical, and/or aesthetic significance.

YouTube (7:23 minutes):
Walt Disney Animation Studios' Steamboat Willie

Sources:
•http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/extras/2011/11/18/nov-18-steamboat-willie-premieres-1928-aggie-bonfire-collapse-1999/
•http://thisdayindisneyhistory.homestead.com/nov18.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steamboat_Willie
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_film
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadway_Theatre_(53rd_Street)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_50_Greatest_Cartoons
•http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0019422/
•http://www.michaelbarrier.com/Essays/NovemberDecemberDisney/NovemberDecemberDisney.html

Image credits:
•“Steamboat Willie” poster: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c9/Steamboat_Willie.jpg
•http://www.nycago.org/Organs/NYC/html/ColonyTheater.html___

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2014-11-18 14:09:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Google Boosts Turing Award 4x to $1 Million
The Association for Computing Machinery gives an annual award to “an individual selected for contributions of a technical nature made to the computing community.” This award is named after Alan Turing, the pioneering computer scientist whom many regard as the “father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence.” Google is donating $1 million as the financial reward for receiving this award, which was previously a $250,000 award.

Google Boosts Turing Award 4x to $1 Million
The Association for Computing Machinery gives an annual award to “an individual selected for contributions of a technical nature made to the computing community.” This award is named after Alan Turing, the pioneering computer scientist whom many regard as the “father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence.” Google is donating $1 million as the financial reward for receiving this award, which was previously a $250,000 award.___

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2014-11-17 13:40:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Microsoft releases Xbox, its first gaming console
On November 15, 2001 — 13 years ago today — Microsoft entered the video gaming console business by releasing Xbox in North America. The Xbox sold over 24 million units before it was replaced by Xbox 360, which has sold over 84 million units.

The video gaming manufacturing industry began in the U.S. and then moved primarily to Japan, and Microsoft’s Xbox was the first console produced by a U.S. company since Atari’s Jaguar stopped production in 1996. The original Xbox has been replaced by the Xbox 360 (2005) and its successor, Xbox One (2013).

According to video gaming historians, the Xbox was a 6th generation video gaming console.

• First Generation: began in 1972 with the Magnavox Odyssey.
• Second Generation: began in 1976, Atari 2600 was the dominant console.• Thir... more »

Today in History: Microsoft releases Xbox, its first gaming console
On November 15, 2001 — 13 years ago today — Microsoft entered the video gaming console business by releasing Xbox in North America. The Xbox sold over 24 million units before it was replaced by Xbox 360, which has sold over 84 million units.

The video gaming manufacturing industry began in the U.S. and then moved primarily to Japan, and Microsoft’s Xbox was the first console produced by a U.S. company since Atari’s Jaguar stopped production in 1996. The original Xbox has been replaced by the Xbox 360 (2005) and its successor, Xbox One (2013).

According to video gaming historians, the Xbox was a 6th generation video gaming console.

• First Generation: began in 1972 with the Magnavox Odyssey.
• Second Generation: began in 1976, Atari 2600 was the dominant console.
• Third Generation: began in 1983, with what became known outside of Japan as the Nintendo Entertainment System.
• Fourth Generation: began in 1987 with 16-bit game consoles, including multi-button game-controllers, elaborate colors, flat-shaded 3D polygon graphics.
• Fifth Generation: began about 1993 with 32-bit and 64-bit game consoles, including 3D polygon graphics with texture mapping, CD-ROM game storage, adoption of full motion video.
• Sixth Generation: began in 1998 with the 128-bit game consoles, including the Sega Dreamcast (1998), Sony PlayStation 1 (2000), Microsoft Xbox (2001), and the Nintendo GameCube (2001).
• Seventh Generation: began in 2005 with the release of Xbox 360 (2005), the Sony PlayStation 3 (2006), and Nintendo’s Wii (2006), which included HD resolutions and movie playback, movement sensors, and joysticks.

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_(console)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GameCube
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_2
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreamcast
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wii
•http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/evolution-of-home-video-game-consoles-1967-2011/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_game_consoles_(first_generation)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_game_consoles_(second_generation)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_game_consoles_(third_generation)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_game_consoles_(fourth_generation)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_game_consoles_(fifth_generation)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_game_consoles_(seventh_generation)
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_million-selling_game_consoles

Image Credits:
•Xbox: By Evan-Amos (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons [top]
•Nintendo GameCube: By Evan-Amos (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons [bottom left]
•Sony PlayStation 2: By Evan-Amos (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons [bottom center]
•Sega Dreamcast: By Evan-Amos (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons [bottom right]___

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2014-11-17 13:39:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Larry Page & Moonshots
This is a very good article on Larry Page's tenure as CEO of Google since 2011. Of course, +Miguel Helft makes the same mistake of other tech writers who conclude their lack of personal success on G+ is indicative of the success of 3-1/2 year old G+, which far surpasses Facebook in virtually every measurement category when FB was 3-1/2. Miguel says: Of course, even visionaries get things wrong. Google has tried projects in areas like energy and philanthropy that have not panned out. And the list of Google product flops and disappointments, including some championed by Page, like Google+, is lengthy.

Larry Page & Moonshots
This is a very good article on Larry Page's tenure as CEO of Google since 2011. Of course, +Miguel Helft makes the same mistake of other tech writers who conclude their lack of personal success on G+ is indicative of the success of 3-1/2 year old G+, which far surpasses Facebook in virtually every measurement category when FB was 3-1/2. Miguel says: Of course, even visionaries get things wrong. Google has tried projects in areas like energy and philanthropy that have not panned out. And the list of Google product flops and disappointments, including some championed by Page, like Google+, is lengthy.___

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2014-11-17 13:39:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Earth Spacecraft Enters Orbit of Another Planet, 1971
On November 14, 1971 — 43 years ago today — Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft launched from Earth to orbit another planet (other than Earth), Mars, after traveling 167 Earth days and covering a distance of 214.85 million nautical miles (345.77 million kilometers). 

NASA’s Mariner Program, active between 1962 and 1973, consisted of 10 missions to investigate the planets closest to the Sun — Mercury, Venus, and Mars. Mariner 9’s main goal was to accomplish what had never been done before — to put a spacecraft in orbit around another planet — and to photograph and measure various features of Mars. Before the mission was terminated in October, 1972, upon depletion of propellant for its attitude control system, Mariner 9 had taken 7,329 images that covered 100% of the Martian surface. Mariner 9discovered the... more »

Today in History: First Earth Spacecraft Enters Orbit of Another Planet, 1971
On November 14, 1971 — 43 years ago today — Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft launched from Earth to orbit another planet (other than Earth), Mars, after traveling 167 Earth days and covering a distance of 214.85 million nautical miles (345.77 million kilometers). 

NASA’s Mariner Program, active between 1962 and 1973, consisted of 10 missions to investigate the planets closest to the Sun — Mercury, Venus, and Mars. Mariner 9’s main goal was to accomplish what had never been done before — to put a spacecraft in orbit around another planet — and to photograph and measure various features of Mars. Before the mission was terminated in October, 1972, upon depletion of propellant for its attitude control system, Mariner 9 had taken 7,329 images that covered 100% of the Martian surface. Mariner 9 discovered the largest known extinct volcano in the Solar System, Olympus Mons, in addition to 2 other volcanoes and a massive canyon — estimated to be about 5 miles (8 kilometers) deep and over 1,800 (3,000 kilometers) long. 

A few days after Mariner 9 had achieved Mars orbit, two other spacecraft launched by the Soviet Union also entered Mars orbit. So within the space of a few weeks, a major goal of space travel, never before achieved — inserting a spacecraft into orbit of another planet — had been accomplished 3 times. Before these spacecraft got a close look at Mars, it was speculated that life — similar to human life — might exist on the planet. But the first Mariner probes, which were fly-by missions — Mariner 4 in 1965 and Mariners 6 and 7 in 1969 — took photographs and measurements that indicated Mars looked very similar to the Moon, barren without any significant atmosphere (i.e., nothing to breathe!). Mariner 9 gave scientists the first close look at Mars; and while its photos showed that parts of Mars looked like the Moon, there were also tall mountains, polar caps, and what appeared to be dried up river valleys and water trails. Mariner 9 restored hopes of finding life on Mars, because it appeared to have a rich history of running water on its surface and possibly underground water supplies today.

Sources:
•http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/profile.cfm?MCode=Mariner_09
•http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1971-051A
•http://www.space.com/18439-mariner-9.html
•http://www.whiteeagleaerospace.com/mariner-9-heads-for-mars/
•http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/solarsystem/space_missions/mariner_9#p0065mn7
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympus_Mons
•http://physicsforme.com/2011/06/05/is-there-life-on-mars-we-may-soon-find-out/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariner_program
•http://www.theguardian.com/science/2011/jun/05/mars-anniversary-40-years-space

Image Credits:
•http://www.nirgal.net/graphics/mariner9_launch.jpg [top left]
•http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mariner09.jpg [top right]
•https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/gallery/Olympus_Mons_BIG.jpg [bottom left]
•Phobos Moon: http://petermasek.tripod.com/m9ex04.html [right center, left]
•Deimos Moon: http://petermasek.tripod.com/m9ex05.html [right center, right]
•NASA image of Mars. Photograph: Denis Scott/Corbis Denis Scott/Corbis:
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2011/jun/05/mars-anniversary-40-years-space___

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2014-11-17 13:39:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Today in History: German Rocket Scientists Arrived in U.S.
On November 16, 1945 — 69 years ago today — after the ending of World War II, 88 German scientists arrived in the United States. Most of these scientists had served under Hitler’s Nazi regime and had been developing advanced weapons. The U.S. military brought them here in “protective custody” (a form of imprisonment) to help the U.S. acquire the scientific knowledge required to keep up with the Soviet Union, which was also using captured German scientists in their weapons’ programs. It was reported by a Swedish source that these 88 scientists were members of the Nazi team at Peenemünde where German’s cruise missiles were developed and built. 

The leader of this Peenemünde group was Wernher von Braun. Von Braun and his team were responsible for creating the German V-2 rocket that killed countless innocentpeople, and slav... more »

Today in History: German Rocket Scientists Arrived in U.S.
On November 16, 1945 — 69 years ago today — after the ending of World War II, 88 German scientists arrived in the United States. Most of these scientists had served under Hitler’s Nazi regime and had been developing advanced weapons. The U.S. military brought them here in “protective custody” (a form of imprisonment) to help the U.S. acquire the scientific knowledge required to keep up with the Soviet Union, which was also using captured German scientists in their weapons’ programs. It was reported by a Swedish source that these 88 scientists were members of the Nazi team at Peenemünde where German’s cruise missiles were developed and built. 

The leader of this Peenemünde group was Wernher von Braun. Von Braun and his team were responsible for creating the German V-2 rocket that killed countless innocent people, and slave labor was used in the construction of German rockets. Because von Braun surrendered to U.S. forces, and because he provided information to indicate that he had come under suspicion of anti-nationalist activities by the Nazi regime, and most of all because he was “the greatest rocket scientist in history,” von Braun and his team were given special treatment — their past Nazi affiliations were removed from their records. Eventually, after years of sharing their knowledge with the U.S. military, many of these scientists became part of the NASA Apollo program and von Braun is given credit for guiding the development and building of the huge Saturn V rocket required to land men on the moon.

Sources:
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/german-scientists-brought-to-united-states-to-work-on-rocket-technology
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Paperclip
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_German_rocket_scientists_in_the_United_States
•http://nypost.com/2014/02/01/behind-the-secret-plan-to-smuggle-nazi-scientists-to-america/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-weapons
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peenem%C3%BCnde
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wernher_von_Braun
•https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/annie-jacobsen/operation-paperclip/
•http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/05/2013521386874374.html

Image credits:
•German Scientists: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Paperclip#mediaviewer/File:Project_Paperclip_Team_at_Fort_Bliss.jpg [top left]
•V-2 rocket: By Leon Petrosyan (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons [bottom left]
•Burning Body of Dead Boy, Victim of German’s V-2 rocket attack on Antwerp, Belgium: By Signal Corps Photographs of American Military Activity (NARA National Archives and Records Administration) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons [bottom center]
•NASA: Apollo 17 Cernan on Moon with U.S. Flag in background [top center]
•NASA: Apollo 11’s Lunar Excursion Module “Eagle” with Earth in Background as it is ascending back to the Apollo command module “Columbia” [top right]
•Model of NASA Saturn V Rocket that took 12 men to the lunar surface [bottom right]___

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2014-11-17 13:39:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First unmanned rover landed on Moon
On November 17, 1970 — 44 years ago today and a year after man landed on the Moon — the Soviet Luna 17 spacecraft landed the first roving remote-controlled robot, Lunokhod 1, on the Moon and it became the first robot in history to land and freely move across the surface of any astronomical body beyond the Earth.

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunokhod_1
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunokhod_programme
•http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1970-095A
•http://www.space.com/20865-soviet-moon-rover-lunokhod-laser.html
•http://www.astronautix.com/craft/lunokhod.htm

Image credits:
•Lunokhod 1 rover: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap060114.html

Today in History: First unmanned rover landed on Moon
On November 17, 1970 — 44 years ago today and a year after man landed on the Moon — the Soviet Luna 17 spacecraft landed the first roving remote-controlled robot, Lunokhod 1, on the Moon and it became the first robot in history to land and freely move across the surface of any astronomical body beyond the Earth.

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunokhod_1
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunokhod_programme
•http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1970-095A
•http://www.space.com/20865-soviet-moon-rover-lunokhod-laser.html
•http://www.astronautix.com/craft/lunokhod.htm

Image credits:
•Lunokhod 1 rover: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap060114.html___

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2014-11-16 13:17:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I want to deliver for Google in Boston. 

I want to deliver for Google in Boston. ___

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2014-11-12 20:28:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

This Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup from +Leigh Anne Wilkes sounds so comforting.  Especially  since it's about to turn cold here in NY.

http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/crock-pot-tomato-basil-soup/

#crockpotrecipes   #slowcooker   #soup  

This Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup from +Leigh Anne Wilkes sounds so comforting.  Especially  since it's about to turn cold here in NY.

http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/crock-pot-tomato-basil-soup/

#crockpotrecipes   #slowcooker   #soup  ___

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2014-11-12 20:26:54 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

I love astronomy.

This dramatic spiral galaxy is one of the latest viewed by NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Stunning details of the face-on spiral galaxy, cataloged as NGC 1309, are captured in this colour image. NGC 1309 was home to supernova SN 2002fk, whose light reached Earth in September 2002. NGC 1309 resides 100 million light-years (30 Megaparsecs) from Earth. It is one of about 200 galaxies that make up the Eridanus group of galaxies. ___I love astronomy.

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2014-11-12 20:25:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

SOLAR UPDATE:  GIANT SUNSPOT SET TO RETURN:
 A Huge Eruption of Hot Plasma Blasted Off this Region

The quieting of sunspot AR2205 has prompted NOAA forecasters to lower the odds of an X-class flare today to only 10%. However, they are raising the odds again tomorrow when old sunspot AR2192 is expected to return from its two-week trip around the farside of the sun. In late October, AR2192 unleashed six intense X-flares. If it still possesses any of its former vigor, the old sunspot could bring a sharp uptick in solar activity. NOAA estimates a 30% chance of X-flares on Nov. 12-13.
http://spaceweather.com/

Sunspot 2192 Lurking
Our old friend AR 2192, the largest visible sunspot in over 20 years, is lurking behind the east limb and is making its presence known. An eruption of plasma, presumably centered around whatever remains of the active region, is visible off the limbi... more »

SOLAR UPDATE:  GIANT SUNSPOT SET TO RETURN:
 A Huge Eruption of Hot Plasma Blasted Off this Region

The quieting of sunspot AR2205 has prompted NOAA forecasters to lower the odds of an X-class flare today to only 10%. However, they are raising the odds again tomorrow when old sunspot AR2192 is expected to return from its two-week trip around the farside of the sun. In late October, AR2192 unleashed six intense X-flares. If it still possesses any of its former vigor, the old sunspot could bring a sharp uptick in solar activity. NOAA estimates a 30% chance of X-flares on Nov. 12-13.
http://spaceweather.com/

Sunspot 2192 Lurking
Our old friend AR 2192, the largest visible sunspot in over 20 years, is lurking behind the east limb and is making its presence known. An eruption of plasma, presumably centered around whatever remains of the active region, is visible off the limb in the latest imagery courtesy of the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). We should see the long lasting region begin to reappear during the next 48 hours.
http://www.solarham.net/

The G1 (Minor) storming that followed the arrival of the 7 November coronal mass ejection (CME) has started to subside.  The increased geomagnetic activity reached a peak of G1 (Minor) storm levels from 0400-0700 EST on 10 November, remained enhanced just below the G1 levels through 4 pm on 10 November, and has since been well below Warning thresholds.  A chance for G1 (Minor) storm levels still exists through midday today (11 November), when conditions are expected to return to nominal levels.  Region 2205 continues to be the region of interest, due to its size and magnetic complexity, though solar flare activity has tapered off from a few days ago.  Stay tuned here for updates.
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/

These images were taken by the Helioviewer.org and NASA/SDO  http://helioviewer.org/___

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2014-11-12 16:22:21 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Awesome!

Great photo of Jimmy Pages guitars ready to do a Led Zeppelin show in 1977. 
#ledzeppelin   #jimmypage   #rock   #guitars  ___Awesome!

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2014-11-12 16:21:02 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I have chronic Anemia.  Thank you for the post +Sherldine Tomlinson 

#Anemia is a common blood disorder that occurs when the number of healthy red blood cells in the body decreases. About 10 percent of North American women develop iron deficient anemia during their childbearing years. Many children and senior citizens also are diagnosed with anemia each year. The most frequent cause of anemia is iron deficiency. #Herbs that contain iron or facilitate its absorption can help restore the blood supply of hemoglobin and reverse the condition. #ironsupplement   #naturalremedies   #herbsforanemia  ___I have chronic Anemia.  Thank you for the post +Sherldine Tomlinson 

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2014-11-12 16:18:09 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

This Day in History: Turing Defines the Computer, 1936
On November 12, 1936 — 78 years ago today — Alan Turing presented what is now an historic paper, “On Computable Numbers with an Application to the Entscheidungs-problem,” in which he described an “abstract engine" (later called “The Turing Machine") and how it would operate. Turing’s paper on this subject was officially read by the Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society on this date in 1936, and a number of sites report this date in 1937 as the date the final paper was published. Turing was proposing only a hypothetical device with “stored programs” and a single processor that could use these stored programs to perform different functions. Much later, scientists and engineers figured out how to implement Turing's concepts. Because of this paper and subsequent work,* Turing is "widely considered tobe the father of ... more »

This Day in History: Turing Defines the Computer, 1936
On November 12, 1936 — 78 years ago today — Alan Turing presented what is now an historic paper, “On Computable Numbers with an Application to the Entscheidungs-problem,” in which he described an “abstract engine" (later called “The Turing Machine") and how it would operate. Turing’s paper on this subject was officially read by the Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society on this date in 1936, and a number of sites report this date in 1937 as the date the final paper was published. Turing was proposing only a hypothetical device with “stored programs” and a single processor that could use these stored programs to perform different functions. Much later, scientists and engineers figured out how to implement Turing's concepts. Because of this paper and subsequent work,* Turing is "widely considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence." 

*especially: In 1950, Turing published "Computing Machinery and Intelligence," which has become one of the most frequently cited publications in modern philosophical literature. 

Sources:
•http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4401108/Turing-Machine-paper-is-published--November-12--1937
•http://www.computerhistory.org/tdih/November/12/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turing_machine
•http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/people/alan_turing
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Turing
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entscheidungsproblem
•http://www.turingarchive.org/browse.php/B/12
•http://www.philocomp.net/home/turing.htm
•http://mathworld.wolfram.com/TuringMachine.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Turing_machine
•http://plms.oxfordjournals.org/content/s2-42/1/230.full.pdf+html
•http://www.loebner.net/Prizef/TuringArticle.html

Image credits:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Turing_machine_1.JPG [left]
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Alan_Turing_photo.jpg [right]___

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2014-11-11 18:59:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Hey, 90-year-old Skydiver George Bush (41)...
... you've got a long way to go to beat Eleanor!

Hey, 90-year-old Skydiver George Bush (41)...
... you've got a long way to go to beat Eleanor!___

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