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Kenneth McCormack has been at 7 events

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Eric Enge20,809This 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 23:00:23206 
Lisa Engles5,079*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 Littley694,988Mobile 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 19:00:00147 
martin shervington888,142Google 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 Health582,872Stay 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 19:00:00153 
Google+8,732,039The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0034014 
Google Australia170,354Join 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 12:00:00422 

Kenneth McCormack has been shared in 243 public circles

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Tia McDowell23Shared circle to help you meet new people! Enjoy and share!2015-01-20 18:32:14495000
AyJay Schibig84,082ENGAGERS  CIRCLE  1.19.15   by  +AyJay Schibig  Please ReShare.Welcome to the latest  edition of my  active Engagers Circle. Add  it to grow your G+ network !  #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2015-01-20 07:39:00494241731
Rich Bradford30,893Version 19!! Rocking G+ this evening!! Let's grow your network with version 19 of my Favorite Circle!!   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles  #growthcircle  As a side note, I am on Tsu, which shares social revenues with all of us. https://www.tsu.co/rbradford 2015-01-20 00:03:104813311
Noah Wesley17,004This is a public circle of Photographers and Photography loversTo increase your chances of inclusion in future circles please leave a comment when sharing the circle.If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include +ORIGINAL AUTHENTIC PHOTOGRAPHERS  • Comment on this postIf you like what you find in this circle, please share it with your followers to help these individuals reach a wider audience. I will share more circles of those I find Inspiring in the future#beautifulpictures #beautifulplaces #amazingphotos #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #spain #barcelona #sweden #sweden #gothenburg #sweden #stockholm #switzerland #switzerland #berne #switzerland #geneva #switzerland #zurich #turkey #turkey #ankara #turkey #istanbul #beijing #chengdu #chongqing #dalian #fuzhou #guangzhou #harbinchina #hefefi 2015-01-13 10:46:12494131226
vivek asati0This is the circle of circle # profiles and pages that are active in circle sharing and have included me their circles. If you are looking for followers and engagement add these people and engage with them.If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIF YOU WANT TO BE INCLUDED IN A NEW VERSIONS OF MY CIRCLES PLZ LET ME KNOW AND MAKE THIS SIMPLE STEPS:1. Include me in your circles.2. Plus, Comment and Reshare my posts in PUBLIC3. Please make sure you plus, reshare and comment on the Original4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above.2015-01-08 14:33:28370121
John Wood24,532This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you stream.Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #Kiribati #Korea #(ROK) #wait #Kyrgyzstan #Laos #Latvia #Lebanon #Lesotho #Liberia #Libyan #Arab #Jam. #Liechtenstein #Lithuania #Luxembourg #Macau #Macedonia #Madagascar #Malawi #Malaysia #Maldives #Mali #Malta #Marshall #Islands #Martinique #Mauritania #Mauritius #Mayotte #Mexico 2015-01-03 07:22:13430234
Rich Bradford29,423Happy New Year!!Rocking G+ this evening!! Let's grow your network with version 18 of my Favorite Circle!! This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles  #growthcircle  2015-01-01 01:31:04483514886
Luis V.66,374This is my first #FollowFriday  shared circle and all the people in here belong in my circles. These are all people that should be followed and post good content, interact with others and are active on Google Plus. If you want to be excluded, let me know and I will pull your name.I'll be sharing on Fridays and if you want to ne in any future shared circles, do these things...Comment on here, share this circle, add me.I'll check your profile and posts. No spam or porn. 2014-12-27 02:49:03478002
Rich Bradford28,339Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Seasons Greetings!!Rocking G+ this evening!! Let's grow your network with version 17 of my Favorite Circle!! This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles  #growthcircle  2014-12-24 01:24:19491212
Rajani Vijaya0My Awesome CircleThis is my circle of the day :)Add people in this circle to increase your follower. Enjoy it!#CircleShare#CircleSharing#Circles#CircleOfTheDay#SharedCircles#Shared#SharedPublicCircles#SharedCircleOfTheDay#Engagers#ShareCircle#SocialMedia#EngagersCircle#Share#Google#SharingCircles#ADD#Friends#SEOtips#Website#Marketing#SEOmarketing#Google#WebDesign#SocialMedia#DigitalMarketing#Business#LocalSEO#OnlineMarketing#Search#SocialMediaMarketing#SEOservices#ContentMarketing#Blogging#SEM#WebDevelopment#SEOStrategy2014-11-28 01:58:1048011912
Rich Bradford25,637Do over! or should I say seconds!! Happy Thanksgiving for all in the USA!! Happy Day to everyone else!! Rocking G+ this afternoon!! Let's grow your network with version 16 of my Favorite Circle!! This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles  #growthcircle  2014-11-27 22:26:52493604492
Rich Bradford25,637Happy Thanksgiving for all in the USA!! Happy Day to everyone else!! Rocking G+ this afternoon!! Let's grow your network with version 16 of my Favorite Circle!! This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles  #growthcircle  2014-11-27 22:10:52493568
John Wood21,093This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you stream.Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #Singapore2014-11-27 10:51:04333533
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 01:34:18493515186
Rich Bradford25,079Version 14!! Let's Rock G+!!Let's grow your network with version 14 of my Favorite Circle!! This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles  #growthcircle  (Sorry about that! It has been a while since the last circle!)2014-11-21 01:33:12488525492
Rich Bradford23,482Where are we? Version 13? Let's Rock G+!! Let's grow your network with version 13 of my Favorite Circle!! This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles  #growthcircle  2014-11-03 22:19:10474171433
Rich Bradford22,315 Let's grow your network and rock G+ with version 12 of my Favorite Circle!! This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles  #growthcircle  2014-10-21 23:46:40464122319
Rich Bradford21,381Hope you are having an excellent Monday!! Let's grow your network and rock G+ with version 11 of my Favorite Circle!! This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles  #growthcircle  2014-10-13 20:51:10448010
Candy Archery199Good morning (or afternoon/evening)!! Looks like a new circle is long overdue! Let's grow your network and rock G+ with version 10 of my Favorite Circle!! This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles  #growthcircle  2014-10-07 11:52:105008217
Rich Bradford20,012Good morning (or afternoon/evening)!! Looks like a new circle is long overdue! Let's grow your network and rock G+ with version 10 of my Favorite Circle!! This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   As always, many thanks for your support.  Shares, pluses and comments are appreciated! #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles  #growthcircle  2014-10-02 14:35:31409495098
Becky Collins16,515Hot and spicy foods circle! :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-15 05:16:26463005
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 21:28:014624210
Rich Bradford12,684Let’s rock G+ and grow your network with version 3 of the Snowball Circle. This circle includes individuals who engaged me recently with a plus, a comment or a re-share.   To be added to future circles follow these simple steps:1 - Include me in one your circles if you haven’t already2 - share the circle (include yourself)3 - add +1 to the post4 - Leave a comment below#circle   #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople #googlecircles #growthcircle  2014-07-15 19:52:54168322238
Cher Fauvél426This is my Elite Raw Rocks Shared Circle!This is my circle for anyone interested in raw, organic, vegan nutrition!May be you just wanna investigate raw living a little? You will find the leaders in this circle.Please G+ and share if you would like to be added :)Be sure to share the original post.Welcome to Raw Rocks Shared Circle!  #rawliving  #rawfood #rawfoodlifestyle #organic   #rawnutrition  2014-07-05 15:20:52500313
James Wilson245Sharing Sunday. Hope everyone has a great week. Add, plus and share#Circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #shared   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedpublicircles   #sharing   #sharingcircles 2014-06-29 14:58:28473424
John Wood8,708boost visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post #powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou             #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare 2014-06-24 11:05:052937514
Shivakant Tripathi1,827IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not. (。◕‿◕。)#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle   2014-06-23 14:14:30501417
John Wood8,050Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me ( ) in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.    _ Otherwise I may not notice your activity!_3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-06-20 10:26:17472211838
Shivakant Tripathi1,773IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not.#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle   2014-06-05 23:05:224351048
John Wood6,323Shared circle time, I am sure you all know how this works. Feel free to add this Circle, Re Share it & comment#sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday 2014-05-28 08:37:23498582376
John Nuntiatio37,221#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle #tennis #golf #photography #health #weightloss 2014-05-27 06:18:55201172
Organo Gold Review1,066I highly suggest adding each and every person in this #GoogleCircle as they will be sure to interact with you. Circle sharing pages This circle contains pages that engage through pluses, comments or shares. If you receive a notification means you are inside.#circleshare       #circlesharing       #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles       #publiccircle       #teamelitecircle   #teameliteengagercircle     #dontconfusethecircles  2014-05-20 02:06:08460113
Will Hawkins33,835Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                              118This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!Circle Networkhttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/112542593288160483901/postsNetwork Circleshttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/communities/113362757071870225795#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle  Circlenetwork CircleNetworking IPNetwork NetworkingCircles2014-05-13 22:47:45500534395
curator Circle0As promised yesterday, here is the #CuratorCircleEdition  4Wisdom of this circle: Take time to view the profile of those you add if you care for the quality of the content shared on G+!Some of you that show interest to be included in the circle will not find themselves in. It is not an hazard; the minimum one can do while asking for inclusion in a shared circle is to include the sharer page or profile. Also due to the maximum space of 500 profiles, others have been kept for the next circle.Rules of the circle:1. Plus and share the circle (add me if you haven't done it yet)2. Comment to ask for inclusion. And enjoy your day.2014-05-06 13:53:46501351023
David Baj574Very Good CircleVIC (very important circle) #vic    #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles  If you want enlarge your circle, you must reshared this circle. And so, do you want enlarge your circle? And now, what are you waiting to reshare?The most important engager is reshared, because only with it we could enlarge the our circle.If you want to be part of the next  Special Circle1 - include me in your circles3 - shared the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post5 - Comment  #findcircles    #circlemeup    #influencermarketing    #influencers     #socialmediamarketing     #socialnetworking     #toppeople   #entrepreneur   #happy  2014-04-30 23:43:15244201
Maria Maccarone171VEG FRIENDLY CIRCLEHere's my first version of a Veg Friendly Circle.It's a circle of veg friendly people all over the world: really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add to your circles.Share The Circle if you like to spread veg attitude on Google Plus!Would you like me to add you to my Circle? Please, follow these simple steps:1 - Share the Circle 2 - Include me in your circles 3 - Add +1 to the post 4 - Be happy!Check also: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/101426554655343191310/+Stationveganblog/posts#vegancircle   #vegetariancircle   #vegetariano #vegan   #vegetarian   #vegetarianrecipe   #vegetalien   #vegetalienne   #rawfood   #rawvegan   #veganfriendly #vegfriendly #greenliving #greenfriends #vegetarianismo #veganismo #healthyliving #healthy   #sharedcircle   #publiccircleshare     #circleshare     #circleoftheday   #circleshares     #circlesharing     #circlesshare     #publicsharedcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek     #sharedcircl2014-04-19 08:56:245009914
Shivakant Tripathi1,650IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not. (。◕‿◕。)#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles 2014-04-16 21:12:284362111
Rehmat Ullah559.............Circle Of THe DAy.................................Here is my new #circle   Having top engagers of my network..Add and enjoy this circle, also share with your friends. #circleshare #circleoftheday #ukcircles   #circles  2014-03-05 09:57:57501251330
Claudio Varricchio4,507Ecco una lista di utenti di #googleplus particolarmente attivi, seguiti, apprezzati, condivisi. Sono più di 400 e che rappresentano una  #SharedCircle  da non perdere!Per essere inclusi nelle mie cerchie condivise  (#sharedcircle), siete pregati di: 1 - Fare +1 t su questo post.2 - Commentatelo, specificando una categoria in cui vorreste essere inclusi (lavoro o interesse)  3 - Includetela tra le vostre cerchie.4 - Condividete la cerchia includendo voi stessi. #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles         #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles     #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday         #sharewithyou       #circle  #coolpeople   #circleshare #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #circleshare     #circlesharing     #fullcircleshare  #circlesunday     #social  #socialnetworks   #socialnetworking  #community #communities  2014-02-03 22:23:31500213
Creative Googlers =)35,178Circle of the Most Active Users of Google+This is a public circle of most active Google+ friends that would like to be circulated in order to discover new friends. Share it to keep the flow and to meet new people :) thanks.../********************************************/2014-01-29 10:15:04307614887
Core Marketing1,532Hello guys and girls!It's finally time to share one great circle full of interesting people and businesses!Here we go:1. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles/Include Yourself4. Share The Circle!#awesome      #awesomepeople       #chadwick       #circle     #circles    #circlesharing       #circleshare       #circleoftheday     #circleplus #followers     #gplus       #public       #publiccircles    #publicsharedcircles       #reshare       #reshared     #reshareday      #resharetags     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles      #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou       #sharing      #sharingcircle 2014-01-09 12:43:094022113

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2015-01-07 13:23:58 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Commodore 64 Demonstrated at CES, 1982
On January 7, 1982 — 33 years ago today — the Commodore 64 (C64), manufactured by Commodore International, was first shown to a large gathering of potential users at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The 8-bit, $595-priced computer was substantially less expensive and more powerful than other personal computers on the market offered by IBM, Apple, and Atari — largely because Commodore made its own chips. C64, as its name implies, had about 64K of RAM, technologically superior sound and graphics specifications than available from its competitors, like the Apple II and Atari 800. Consequently, the C64 dominated the home personal computer market for most of the 1980s, and it became the largest selling single computer model in history (up to that time).

Further details about the Commodore 64:

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Today in History: First recorded human death by a robot
On January 25, 1979 — 36 years ago today — Robert Williams became the first human to be killed by a robot. The robot was not charged with murder, but its owner paid the family of Robert Williams $10 million as a result of the incident.

Robert Williams was a 25-year-old Ford Motor assembly line worker who worked at a Flat Rock, Michigan casting plant. Williams was gathering parts in a storage facility, next to other workers and robots, and a robot arm slammed into him. He died immediately from a powerful blow to his head. A jury later awarded his family money because they concluded that Ford did not have proper safety measures in place. 

As far as Wikipedia reports, there has only been one other death caused by a robot — Kenji Urada. When he was working on a malfunctioning robot, Kenji failed to turn it offcomple... more »

Today in History: First recorded human death by a robot
On January 25, 1979 — 36 years ago today — Robert Williams became the first human to be killed by a robot. The robot was not charged with murder, but its owner paid the family of Robert Williams $10 million as a result of the incident.

Robert Williams was a 25-year-old Ford Motor assembly line worker who worked at a Flat Rock, Michigan casting plant. Williams was gathering parts in a storage facility, next to other workers and robots, and a robot arm slammed into him. He died immediately from a powerful blow to his head. A jury later awarded his family money because they concluded that Ford did not have proper safety measures in place. 

As far as Wikipedia reports, there has only been one other death caused by a robot — Kenji Urada. When he was working on a malfunctioning robot, Kenji failed to turn it off completely. The robot accidentally pushed him into a grinding machine with its hydraulic arm.


YouTube video:
•Future Humanoid Robots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13JGGbB2ctM

Sources:
•http://www.wired.com/2010/01/0125robot-kills-worker/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenji_Urada
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Deaths_caused_by_industrial_robots

Image credits:
•Industrial robot [Left]: http://www.wired.com/2010/01/0125robot-kills-worker/
•Robot cartons [Lower right] http://www.americansquirm.com/dont-fear-the-reaper/___

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2015-01-25 14:14:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

100 Dancing Robots
Little robots, each weighing 2.2 pounds (1 kilogram), flawlessly perform a group dance routine in Tokyo. Do you think they are cute or scary?

100 Dancing Robots
Little robots, each weighing 2.2 pounds (1 kilogram), flawlessly perform a group dance routine in Tokyo. Do you think they are cute or scary?___

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2015-01-25 14:14:38 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First nuclear submarine is launched, 1954
On January 21, 1954 — 61 years ago today — First Lady of the United States, Mamie Eisenhower, smashed a bottle of champagne and launched the first submarine to be powered by a controlled nuclear reaction. Before Nautilus, submarines had batteries that ran out of power quickly, so one military strategy was forcing a submarine to stay down until it exhausted its battery power and was forced to the surface where the vessel could be attacked and destroyed. Nuclear-powered submarines are able to stay submerged for many months, the only limitation to their submerged mission being food supply. 

More background coming soon.

YouTube video:
•First Nuclear Submarine in the World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeVwEtmwOqg
•Admiral Hyman G. Rickover explains how the USS Nautilus works:https://... more »

Today in History: First nuclear submarine is launched, 1954
On January 21, 1954 — 61 years ago today — First Lady of the United States, Mamie Eisenhower, smashed a bottle of champagne and launched the first submarine to be powered by a controlled nuclear reaction. Before Nautilus, submarines had batteries that ran out of power quickly, so one military strategy was forcing a submarine to stay down until it exhausted its battery power and was forced to the surface where the vessel could be attacked and destroyed. Nuclear-powered submarines are able to stay submerged for many months, the only limitation to their submerged mission being food supply. 

More background coming soon.

YouTube video:
•First Nuclear Submarine in the World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeVwEtmwOqg
•Admiral Hyman G. Rickover explains how the USS Nautilus works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J62ZSMnEMZw

Sources:
•http://www.mapsofworld.com/on-this-day/january-21-1954-uss-nautilus-the-first-nuclear-powered-submarine-is-christened-in-connecticut
•http://www.ussnautilus.org/nautilus/index.shtml
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyman_G._Rickover
•http://www.pbs.org/program/rickover-birth-nuclear-power/
•http://www.nationalreview.com/article/394728/hyman-rickover-pathbreaker-michael-auslin
•http://www.ussnautilus.org/virtualTour/index.shtml
•http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1959/01/admiral-rickovers-gamble/308436/
•http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/14/father-of-nuclear-navy-film-shows-how-capt-rickove/?page=all

Image credit:
•Nautilus: By Idaho National Laboratory (http://www.inl.gov) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ANautiluscore.jpg___

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2015-01-25 14:14:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Essential Facts in “Deflategate”
(1) Officials did not recognize any problem with the balls during the first half.


(2) In the first-half, Brady was intercepted (cause: could have been deflated ball).


(3) Score end of first-half: New England 17; Colts 7.


(4) Officials checked balls at half-time and re-introduced properly inflated balls.


(5) Score at end of second-half with properly inflated balls:
 New England 28; Colts 0.


Conclusion: Deflated balls hurt New England; properly inflated balls help New England — regardless of how balls became deflated.

Essential Facts in “Deflategate”
(1) Officials did not recognize any problem with the balls during the first half.


(2) In the first-half, Brady was intercepted (cause: could have been deflated ball).


(3) Score end of first-half: New England 17; Colts 7.


(4) Officials checked balls at half-time and re-introduced properly inflated balls.


(5) Score at end of second-half with properly inflated balls:
 New England 28; Colts 0.


Conclusion: Deflated balls hurt New England; properly inflated balls help New England — regardless of how balls became deflated.___

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2015-01-25 14:14:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Man Reached New Depths in Traveling Opposing Directions
On January 23, 1960 — 55 years ago today — the Bathyscaphe Trieste, a deep-diving, self-propelled submersible, made a record-breaking dive to the “Challenger Deep” in the Mariana Trench of the Pacific Ocean — to a record depth of 35,797 feet (nearly 7 miles or 11 kilometers).

On January 23, 2003 — 12 years ago today — Pioneer 10, the first spacecraft to achieve escape velocity from the Solar System, stopped sending radio signals, because it lost electric power for its radio transmitter, after it had traveled some 7.5 billion miles (12 billion kilometers) from Earth.

YouTube video:
•The Trieste’s Deepest Dive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOfS-tzxZAs
•Pioneer 10 and 11 — Exploration of the Planets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXiu1YggDBY•Origin Story of Ca... more »

Today in History: Man Reached New Depths in Traveling Opposing Directions
On January 23, 1960 — 55 years ago today — the Bathyscaphe Trieste, a deep-diving, self-propelled submersible, made a record-breaking dive to the “Challenger Deep” in the Mariana Trench of the Pacific Ocean — to a record depth of 35,797 feet (nearly 7 miles or 11 kilometers).

On January 23, 2003 — 12 years ago today — Pioneer 10, the first spacecraft to achieve escape velocity from the Solar System, stopped sending radio signals, because it lost electric power for its radio transmitter, after it had traveled some 7.5 billion miles (12 billion kilometers) from Earth.

YouTube video:
•The Trieste’s Deepest Dive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOfS-tzxZAs
•Pioneer 10 and 11 — Exploration of the Planets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXiu1YggDBY
•Origin Story of Carl Sagan’s Plaque on Pioneer 10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogPIvzhHaTE

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Nekton
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathyscaphe_Trieste
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathyscaphe
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariana_Trench

•http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/missions/archive/pioneer.html#.VMGWimTF-s4
•https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/profile.cfm?MCode=Pioneer_10
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pioneer_10
•http://www.space.com/17651-pioneer-10.html

Image credits:
•Bathscaphe Trieste [Left]: Image is the production of a sailor or employee of the U.S. Navy, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bathyscaphe_Trieste.jpg#file
•Pioneer 10 [Right]: By Don Davis for NASA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3APioneer_10-11_spacecraft.jpg___

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2015-01-25 14:14:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Apollo 5 Launched to Test Lunar Excursion Module
On January 22, 1968 — 47 years ago today — NASA launched Apollo 5, an unmanned mission designed to test the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) in a space environment. The LEM was designed specifically to land on the Moon and had never been tested before in space. The mission was a success and proved that the LEM would perform as expected in space. By the end of the next year, it would become the first manned spacecraft to explore another celestial body. 

Up to this point, there had not been a manned Apollo flight (and there was not a manned Apollo mission until Apollo 7 on October 11, 1968). Apollo 1 was scheduled as a manned earth orbital mission to test the Apollo spacecraft; but during a pre-launch test, a fire ripped through the command capsule as it sat on the launch pad and killed the Apollo 1’s 3-man crew —the firs... more »

Today in History: Apollo 5 Launched to Test Lunar Excursion Module
On January 22, 1968 — 47 years ago today — NASA launched Apollo 5, an unmanned mission designed to test the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) in a space environment. The LEM was designed specifically to land on the Moon and had never been tested before in space. The mission was a success and proved that the LEM would perform as expected in space. By the end of the next year, it would become the first manned spacecraft to explore another celestial body. 

Up to this point, there had not been a manned Apollo flight (and there was not a manned Apollo mission until Apollo 7 on October 11, 1968). Apollo 1 was scheduled as a manned earth orbital mission to test the Apollo spacecraft; but during a pre-launch test, a fire ripped through the command capsule as it sat on the launch pad and killed the Apollo 1’s 3-man crew — the first major setback for NASA. The Apollo 5 mission sent up only the Lunar Excursion Module for testing, not the full spacecraft (shown in diagram) that would be required for the upcoming manned lunar missions.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqnVb_Salbc

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Lunar_Module
•http://history.nasa.gov/ap11-35ann/missions.html
•http://www.popsci.com/blog-network/vintage-space/what-happened-apollos-2-and-3

Image credit:
•NASA Diagrams of Apollo Command Capsule & Lunar Excursion Module for the lunar missions: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/pao/History/SP-4205/ch5-3.html___

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2015-01-25 14:14:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Elon Musk: Very Smart Fellow
Elon Musk and Max Tegmak are very smart. Koreans say, "Smart is the new sexy." So hopefully you find this video sexy (less than 8 minutes).

Elon Musk: Very Smart Fellow
Elon Musk and Max Tegmak are very smart. Koreans say, "Smart is the new sexy." So hopefully you find this video sexy (less than 8 minutes).___

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2015-01-25 14:13:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

New England Patriots Announce Brand Name Change
Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, announced today that the Patriots, rather than running from their national perception, will embrace it with a change of logo and name: beginning with the 2015 season, the New England Patriots will be known as the New England Cheetahs.

New England Patriots Announce Brand Name Change
Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, announced today that the Patriots, rather than running from their national perception, will embrace it with a change of logo and name: beginning with the 2015 season, the New England Patriots will be known as the New England Cheetahs.___

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2015-01-25 13:27:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Large Asteroid Comes Close To Earth Monday, Visible From Backyards http://bit.ly/1yguprk

On Monday asteroid ‘2004 BL86‘ will pass the earth, missing it by just 745,000 miles (three times as far as the moon is from Earth).

Asteroids pass by the earth all the time, but none quite as big as this one. It’s a half-kilometer in size and will be the closest known asteroid to pass by the Earth until 2027. It is so big, in fact, that people will be able to see it from their backyards using binoculars or telescopes.

Cnn.com reports:

“While it poses no threat to Earth for the foreseeable future, it’s a relatively close approach by a relatively large asteroid, so it provides us a unique opportunity to observe and learn more,” Don Yeomans, manager of NASA’s Near Earth Object Program Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said in a NASApress release... more »

Large Asteroid Comes Close To Earth Monday, Visible From Backyards http://bit.ly/1yguprk

On Monday asteroid ‘2004 BL86‘ will pass the earth, missing it by just 745,000 miles (three times as far as the moon is from Earth).

Asteroids pass by the earth all the time, but none quite as big as this one. It’s a half-kilometer in size and will be the closest known asteroid to pass by the Earth until 2027. It is so big, in fact, that people will be able to see it from their backyards using binoculars or telescopes.

Cnn.com reports:

“While it poses no threat to Earth for the foreseeable future, it’s a relatively close approach by a relatively large asteroid, so it provides us a unique opportunity to observe and learn more,” Don Yeomans, manager of NASA’s Near Earth Object Program Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said in a NASA press release. (On a side note for space rock fans, Yeomans retired January 9 after 16 years of tracking asteroids. Paul Chodas, has been designated as the new manager.)

This asteroid is also interesting because you might be able to see it with strong binoculars or backyard telescopes. That’s a rare opportunity for most of us.

“I may grab my favorite binoculars and give it a shot myself,” said Yeomans. “Asteroids are something special. Not only did asteroids provide Earth with the building blocks of life and much of its water, but in the future, they will become valuable resources for mineral ores and other vital natural resources.

They will also become the fueling stops for humanity as we continue to explore our solar system. There is something about asteroids that makes me want to look up.”

More http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2015/01/large-asteroid-comes-close-to-earth-monday-visible-from-backyards-3097860.html___

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Today in History: Apple Macintosh computer was introduced, 1984
On January 24, 1984 — 31 years ago today — Apple introduced the first Macintosh computer, designed to provide graphics performance that was only available on hardware costing over $100,000. With its 9 inch monitor, keyboard and mouse, not only was the Macintosh a comparatively inexpensive desktop computer, at $2,495, but it also had a handle built into its top so that it could be easily lifted and carried around.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YShLWK9n2Sk

Sources:
•http://www.macrumors.com/2014/01/26/macintosh-introduction-boston-computer-society/
•http://www.folklore.org/StoryView.py?story=The_Times_They_Are_A-Changin.txt
•http://oldcomputers.net/macintosh.html•http://e... more »

Today in History: Apple Macintosh computer was introduced, 1984
On January 24, 1984 — 31 years ago today — Apple introduced the first Macintosh computer, designed to provide graphics performance that was only available on hardware costing over $100,000. With its 9 inch monitor, keyboard and mouse, not only was the Macintosh a comparatively inexpensive desktop computer, at $2,495, but it also had a handle built into its top so that it could be easily lifted and carried around.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YShLWK9n2Sk

Sources:
•http://www.macrumors.com/2014/01/26/macintosh-introduction-boston-computer-society/
•http://www.folklore.org/StoryView.py?story=The_Times_They_Are_A-Changin.txt
•http://oldcomputers.net/macintosh.html
•http://everystevejobsvideo.com/original-macintosh-introduction-apple-shareholder-event-1984/

Image credits:
•Macintosh [Left]: http://www.allaboutapple.com/ [CC BY-SA 2.5 it (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/it/deed.en), CC BY-SA 2.5 it (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/it/deed.en), GFDL (www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AMacintosh_128k_transparency.png
•Macintosh Motherboard [Right]: By Shieldforyoureyes Dave Fischer (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AMacintosh-motherboard.jpg___

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2015-01-25 13:25:35 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

80-Year-Old Man Hasn’t Watered This Sealed Bottle Garden Since 1972 And It’s Still Alive
In a beautiful example of a closed but functional ecosystem, David Latimer has grown a garden sealed inside of a giant glass bottle that he has only opened once since he started it over 55 years ago.

Latimer planted the garden on Easter Sunday in 1960. He placed some compost and a quarter pint of water into a 10-gallon glass carboy and inserted a spiderwort sprout using wires. In 1972, he opened the garden again to add a bit of water. With that one exception, the garden has remained totally sealed – all it needs is plenty of sunlight!

It might seem strange to some that a totally sealed garden would thrive like this, but it’s not – the garden is a perfectly self-sufficient ecosystem. The bacteria in the compost break down the dead plants and break down the oxygen given off bythe plant... more »

80-Year-Old Man Hasn’t Watered This Sealed Bottle Garden Since 1972 And It’s Still Alive
In a beautiful example of a closed but functional ecosystem, David Latimer has grown a garden sealed inside of a giant glass bottle that he has only opened once since he started it over 55 years ago.

Latimer planted the garden on Easter Sunday in 1960. He placed some compost and a quarter pint of water into a 10-gallon glass carboy and inserted a spiderwort sprout using wires. In 1972, he opened the garden again to add a bit of water. With that one exception, the garden has remained totally sealed – all it needs is plenty of sunlight!

It might seem strange to some that a totally sealed garden would thrive like this, but it’s not – the garden is a perfectly self-sufficient ecosystem. The bacteria in the compost break down the dead plants and break down the oxygen given off by the plants, turning it into the carbon dioxide that the plants need to survive. The bottle is an excellent micro version of the earth as a whole.___

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2015-01-25 13:11:17 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

New England Patriots Announce Brand Name Change
Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, announced today that the Patriots, rather than running from their national perception, will embrace it with a change of logo and name: beginning with the 1915 season, the New England Patriots will be known as the New England Cheetahs.

New England Patriots Announce Brand Name Change
Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, announced today that the Patriots, rather than running from their national perception, will embrace it with a change of logo and name: beginning with the 1915 season, the New England Patriots will be known as the New England Cheetahs.___

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2015-01-25 13:11:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Spacecraft Landed on Saturn’s Moon, Titan, 2005
On January 14, 2005 — 10 years ago today — “Huygens,” the lander robotic probe of the Cassini-Huygens planetary mission, became the first spacecraft in history to land on Saturn’s moon, Titan. The Cassini-Huygens mission is still ongoing; it is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Italian Space Agency (ASI). The space mission was launched on October 15, 1997. After a near 7-year journey and flybys of Earth, Venus, and Jupiter, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft entered orbit around Saturn on July 1, 2004. On December 25, 2004, the Huygens robotic probe separated from the Jupiter orbiter and reached Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, and landed on the moon’s surface on January 14, 2005. Using the orbiter as a relay communications center, Huygens successfully returned data to Earthabout Titan’s a... more »

Today in History: First Spacecraft Landed on Saturn’s Moon, Titan, 2005
On January 14, 2005 — 10 years ago today — “Huygens,” the lander robotic probe of the Cassini-Huygens planetary mission, became the first spacecraft in history to land on Saturn’s moon, Titan. The Cassini-Huygens mission is still ongoing; it is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Italian Space Agency (ASI). The space mission was launched on October 15, 1997. After a near 7-year journey and flybys of Earth, Venus, and Jupiter, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft entered orbit around Saturn on July 1, 2004. On December 25, 2004, the Huygens robotic probe separated from the Jupiter orbiter and reached Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, and landed on the moon’s surface on January 14, 2005. Using the orbiter as a relay communications center, Huygens successfully returned data to Earth about Titan’s atmosphere and surface. 

Titan was selected as a celestial body for a landing probe, because it is the only known moon to have a dense atmosphere and the only space body other than Earth where clear evidence of “stable bodies of surface liquid” has been found.


YouTube video:
•European Space Agency Documentary on Cassini-Huygens:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BG7FVUvd04
•NASA/Mysterious Titan:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_1t3JjDz3o
•Titan: A Place Like Home?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ0hwTzOMPE&list=PL5AEBE31BE1033D45

Sources:
•http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/main/#.VLVUXmTF-s4
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huygens_%28spacecraft%29
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassini%E2%80%93Huygens
•http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn

Image credit:
•Huygens Replica: Photo by David Monniaux (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/), CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0) or CC BY-SA 2.0 fr (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/fr/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AHuygens_probe_dsc03686.jpg
•Cassini-Huygens on Launch Pad: By NASA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ATitan4B_on_Launch_Complex_40.jpg
•Saturn: By NASA / JPL / Space Science Institute [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ASaturn_PIA06077.jpg
•Titan (foreground), Saturn (background):
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA14922
•Titan: By NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ATitan2005.jpg___

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2015-01-20 13:29:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Internet Star

:)

Internet Star

:)___

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2015-01-20 13:27:21 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

What it takes to burn off......

What it takes to burn off......___

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2015-01-20 13:26:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Check out Penny's most popular quotes from The Big Bang Theory: http://the-big-bang-theory.com/quotes/character/Penny/ #BigBangTheory

Check out Penny's most popular quotes from The Big Bang Theory: http://the-big-bang-theory.com/quotes/character/Penny/ #BigBangTheory___

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2015-01-20 13:26:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Morning

Morning___

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2015-01-20 13:18:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

lucky charms are not very lucky

lucky charms are not very lucky___

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2015-01-20 13:18:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

#diet   #medicine  

#diet   #medicine  ___

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2015-01-20 13:17:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

It’s Time for a Revolution: Bankrupt Policies, Historic Losses Call for New Generation of Leaders

As a wise man once said, never underestimate the capacity of an entire social order to commit suicide. The Democratic Party’s old order is doing it now. It may seem strange but make no mistake, the Democrats’ leaders are already unconscious. If they don’t wake up soon, they’ll go the way of the Whigs. If progressives don’t wake up now, they’ll go with them.

It’s Time for a Revolution: Bankrupt Policies, Historic Losses Call for New Generation of Leaders

As a wise man once said, never underestimate the capacity of an entire social order to commit suicide. The Democratic Party’s old order is doing it now. It may seem strange but make no mistake, the Democrats’ leaders are already unconscious. If they don’t wake up soon, they’ll go the way of the Whigs. If progressives don’t wake up now, they’ll go with them.___

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2015-01-20 13:16:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Chrome OS will soon let you back up your external drives to Google Drive.

Deeper Google Drive integration is coming to Chrome OS, including a cloud import feature that will prompt you to back up your plugged in external hard drives.

Chrome OS will soon let you back up your external drives to Google Drive.

Deeper Google Drive integration is coming to Chrome OS, including a cloud import feature that will prompt you to back up your plugged in external hard drives.___

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2015-01-20 13:15:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Triple moon transit of Jupiter

January 23, 2015 - January 24, 2015.

A rare triple moon transit of Jupiter! The next one will not happen again until 2032.

Jupiter’s moon Callisto will be the first to cast its shadow on the face of the Jupiter. Io will follow at and Europa’s shadow will be first. For about 25 minutes, the shadows of all three moons will be visible until Io’s becomes the first to exit from the disc.

Movement begins earlier, but the best view will occur around at 12:27 AM CST January 24.

As an added bonus, Io will pass through Callisto’s shadow, allowing viewers on Earth to watch Io dim for about 18 minutes – an eclipse of a moon seen from a distance of hundreds of millions of miles.

Jupiter -- the largest planet in a solar system -- takes 11.86 Earth years to perform one complete orbit of the Sun.
Io in t... more »

Triple moon transit of Jupiter

January 23, 2015 - January 24, 2015.

A rare triple moon transit of Jupiter! The next one will not happen again until 2032.

Jupiter’s moon Callisto will be the first to cast its shadow on the face of the Jupiter. Io will follow at and Europa’s shadow will be first. For about 25 minutes, the shadows of all three moons will be visible until Io’s becomes the first to exit from the disc.

Movement begins earlier, but the best view will occur around at 12:27 AM CST January 24.

As an added bonus, Io will pass through Callisto’s shadow, allowing viewers on Earth to watch Io dim for about 18 minutes – an eclipse of a moon seen from a distance of hundreds of millions of miles.

Jupiter -- the largest planet in a solar system -- takes 11.86 Earth years to perform one complete orbit of the Sun.

Io in transit.
Image credit: J. Spencer (Lowell Observatory) and NASA
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2015-01-20 13:14:36 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

LMAO. 

http://wallpapers0087.blogspot.com/
shear___LMAO. 

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2015-01-20 13:09:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Why I'm still excited about Google Glass

I love covering Google, because the company is unpredictable. They believe in crazy moon-shot projects and have the resources to pursue them. And they put stuff into the public eye way, way before it's ready for prime time.

It's fun enough when Google does this with software or online services. But it's really fun when they break new ground on hardware platforms.

That's what they did with Google Glass. The wearable platform was ahead of its time, too advanced as a cultural phenomenon to be understood -- a "jetpack for our minds," to quote my own blog post.

Here's what's going on: 

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2871264/why-im-still-excited-about-google-glass.html

#GoogleGlass  

Why I'm still excited about Google Glass

I love covering Google, because the company is unpredictable. They believe in crazy moon-shot projects and have the resources to pursue them. And they put stuff into the public eye way, way before it's ready for prime time.

It's fun enough when Google does this with software or online services. But it's really fun when they break new ground on hardware platforms.

That's what they did with Google Glass. The wearable platform was ahead of its time, too advanced as a cultural phenomenon to be understood -- a "jetpack for our minds," to quote my own blog post.

Here's what's going on: 

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2871264/why-im-still-excited-about-google-glass.html

#GoogleGlass  ___

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2015-01-20 13:06:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Today in History: NASA launched mission to study Pluto, 2006
On January 19, 2006 — 9 years ago today — NASA launched its “New Horizons” space probe to study the dwarf planet Pluto and its moons. The mission to date has traveled over 3 billion miles (4,828,032,000 kilometers) and is entering the approach stages to Pluto with a planned close-up flyby in about 6 months from today.
 
YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LBJz4TxG0I
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX-B3tWE76s

Sources:
•http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/newhorizons/main/#.VLv3jmTF-s4
•http://www.cnet.com/news/nasa-new-horizons-spacecraft-begins-its-pluto-mission/
•http://www.universetoday.com/20155/stowaways-revealed-on-new-horizons-spacecraft/•http://www.dail... more »

Today in History: NASA launched mission to study Pluto, 2006
On January 19, 2006 — 9 years ago today — NASA launched its “New Horizons” space probe to study the dwarf planet Pluto and its moons. The mission to date has traveled over 3 billion miles (4,828,032,000 kilometers) and is entering the approach stages to Pluto with a planned close-up flyby in about 6 months from today.
 
YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LBJz4TxG0I
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX-B3tWE76s

Sources:
•http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/newhorizons/main/#.VLv3jmTF-s4
•http://www.cnet.com/news/nasa-new-horizons-spacecraft-begins-its-pluto-mission/
•http://www.universetoday.com/20155/stowaways-revealed-on-new-horizons-spacecraft/
•http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2015/01/the-unexplored-planet-nasa-spacecraft-begins-1st-stage-of-epic-pluto-probe.html#more
•http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150115163449.htm?utm_content=bufferd2096&utm_medium=social&utm_source=plus.google.com&utm_campaign=buffer
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Horizons

Image credit:
•NASA

Additional Events:
• On January 19, 1983 — 31 years ago today — Apple introduced the personal computer Lisa.___

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2015-01-20 13:05:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Best Predictor of Career Success?
According to multiple, peer-reviewed studies, the best predictor of career success is simply being in an open network instead of a closed one. Author Michael Simmons (in linked article below) explains that Steve Jobs's paradoxical qualities of maniacal focus and insatiable curiosity fueled his acquisition of an open network.

What do you think? Do +Larry Page and +Sergey Brin have open networks? Or is that function at Google largely performed by +Eric Schmidt? Did Larry decide to step back from his more closed network at Google to work on creating a larger, more open network?

Is the biggest difference between Facebook and Google+ that Facebook algorithmically sustains closed networks while Google+ encourages open networks?

Please see Michael Simmons article from which i extracted thisc... more »

Best Predictor of Career Success?
According to multiple, peer-reviewed studies, the best predictor of career success is simply being in an open network instead of a closed one. Author Michael Simmons (in linked article below) explains that Steve Jobs's paradoxical qualities of maniacal focus and insatiable curiosity fueled his acquisition of an open network.

What do you think? Do +Larry Page and +Sergey Brin have open networks? Or is that function at Google largely performed by +Eric Schmidt? Did Larry decide to step back from his more closed network at Google to work on creating a larger, more open network?

Is the biggest difference between Facebook and Google+ that Facebook algorithmically sustains closed networks while Google+ encourages open networks?

Please see Michael Simmons article from which i extracted this chart. http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelsimmons/2015/01/15/this-is-the-1-predictor-of-career-success-according-to-network-science/___

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2015-01-18 22:52:08 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Tesla Filed Patent for “Apparatus for Transmitting Electrical Energy”
On January 18, 1902 — 113 years ago today — Nikola Tesla filed a patent for an “Apparatus for Transmitting Electrical Energy.” After inventing alternating current (AC) and winning “The Currents War” against negative public relations campaigner Thomas Edison (who advocated direct current only, DC power), and after discovering the principles that led to the development of radio and smartphone industries, Tesla moved to Colorado in the summer of 1899 to conduct a series of secret experiments involved in this patent filing. Tesla had concluded that it would be possible to transmit electrical power wirelessly and constructed a magnifying transmitter — a high power harmonic oscillator. Tesla stated at the time, “...I feel certain that of all my inventions, the Magnifying Transmitter will provemost important and ... more »

Today in History: Tesla Filed Patent for “Apparatus for Transmitting Electrical Energy”
On January 18, 1902 — 113 years ago today — Nikola Tesla filed a patent for an “Apparatus for Transmitting Electrical Energy.” After inventing alternating current (AC) and winning “The Currents War” against negative public relations campaigner Thomas Edison (who advocated direct current only, DC power), and after discovering the principles that led to the development of radio and smartphone industries, Tesla moved to Colorado in the summer of 1899 to conduct a series of secret experiments involved in this patent filing. Tesla had concluded that it would be possible to transmit electrical power wirelessly and constructed a magnifying transmitter — a high power harmonic oscillator. Tesla stated at the time, “...I feel certain that of all my inventions, the Magnifying Transmitter will prove most important and valuable to future generations.” The patent was granted nearly 13 years later on December 1, 1914. (It must have taken that long for the approver to understand the mechanics and physics behind it, haha.)

Tesla spent 9 months in Colorado, conducted daily experiments and made 500 pages of notes and 200 drawings about them. Tesla proved to himself that wireless electrical energy transmission was possible, and that he could make instruments to fine-tune reception of complex electrical signals, so that only specific complex signals could be received while others were rejected. He also demonstrated that the Earth behaves as a smooth polished conductor of very low resistance and that it responds to certain frequencies of electrical vibrations.

Tesla left Colorado and returned to New York where he was able to attract initial funding of $150,000 from J.P. Morgan, who had been instrumental in the formation of General Electric. Morgan’s investment was to be used to build a high power transatlantic wireless communication project. Before it could be completed, Marconi was making regular transatlantic radio transmissions with far less expensive equipment (and while utilizing 17 of Tesla’s patents). At about this time, Morgan suffered a rare business loss when he attempted to enter the London Underground field, so when Tesla asked for more funding to complete the project, Morgan refused. From this point forward, Tesla’s personal life began a downward plunge from which he never recovered. Tesla died lonely and penniless with pigeons as his only friends.

[It is so hard to condense Tesla’s fascinating story into 3 short paragraphs. So please feel free to rewrite the above and post it as a comment. Also, if you have additional or better resources than these below, please let me know in the comments to this post. Thanks.]


YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeS02PnbJg4 [about 26:00; previously Tesla and Westinghouse win the current war with AC triumphant; also at 44:00]
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-0BZIMSxPY&list=PLMz7DUwA0MppuelgtPws1akJNP6pSK6YH&index=2
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5-oGsc4XDM
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf0jD05Tx98
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwKYKJrtH2o

Sources:
•https://www.google.com/patents/US1119732
•http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/06/ubeam-technology-will-enable-people-to-charge-devices-through-the-air/?_r=0
•http://teslatech.info/ttmagazine/v3n1/elswick.htm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wardenclyffe_Tower
•http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/5-things-you-didnt-know-about-nikola-tesla/
•http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla
•http://www.history.com/topics/inventions/nikola-tesla
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnifying_transmitter
•http://www.activistpost.com/2012/01/10-inventions-of-nikola-tesla-that.html
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWVU6DKcjyA

Books:
•http://www.amazon.com/Nikola-Tesla/e/B001JPA7YY

Image credits:
•Patent Filed January 18, 1902: https://www.google.com/patents/US1119732
•Nikola Tesla [Center]: Napoleon Sarony [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ATesla_circa_1890.jpeg
•Tesla’s Experimental Wardenclyffe Tower [Right]: By Unattributed (Life time: Unattributed) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ATesla_Broadcast_Tower_1904.jpeg

Additional Events:
•On January 18, 1911 — 104 years ago today — Eugene Ely made the first successful plane landing on a ship.___

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2015-01-18 22:51:54 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Best Predictor of Career Success?
According to multiple, peer-reviewed studies, the best predictor of career success is simply being in an open network instead of a closed one. Author Michael Simmons (in linked article below) explains that Steve Jobs's paradoxical qualities of maniacal focus and insatiable curiosity fueled his acquisition of an open network.

What do you think? Do +Larry Page and +Sergey Brin have open networks? Or is that function at Google largely performed by +Eric Schmidt? Did Larry decide to step back from his more closed network at Google to work on creating a larger, more open network?

Is the biggest difference between Facebook and Google+ that Facebook algorithmically sustains closed networks while Google+ encourages open networks?

Please see Michael Simmons article from which i extracted thisc... more »

Best Predictor of Career Success?
According to multiple, peer-reviewed studies, the best predictor of career success is simply being in an open network instead of a closed one. Author Michael Simmons (in linked article below) explains that Steve Jobs's paradoxical qualities of maniacal focus and insatiable curiosity fueled his acquisition of an open network.

What do you think? Do +Larry Page and +Sergey Brin have open networks? Or is that function at Google largely performed by +Eric Schmidt? Did Larry decide to step back from his more closed network at Google to work on creating a larger, more open network?

Is the biggest difference between Facebook and Google+ that Facebook algorithmically sustains closed networks while Google+ encourages open networks?

Please see Michael Simmons article from which i extracted this chart. http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelsimmons/2015/01/15/this-is-the-1-predictor-of-career-success-according-to-network-science/___

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What do i do — advice needed, please
Almost every day now, i seem to lose many minutes thinking about how i'm learning more and more but knowing less and less. Am i right, and is there a solution?

Image credit:
David Stuart, www.redbubble.com

What do i do — advice needed, please
Almost every day now, i seem to lose many minutes thinking about how i'm learning more and more but knowing less and less. Am i right, and is there a solution?

Image credit:
David Stuart, www.redbubble.com___

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2015-01-17 12:43:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Andrew Hallidie granted patent for “endless wire ropeway,” 1871
On January 17, 1871 — 144 years ago today — Andrew Smith Hallidie was granted a patent for an “endless wire ropeway,” which would become the world’s first practical cable car system in San Francisco on Clay Street Hill. According to the San Franciscan legend, Hallidie conceived of his patented idea after witnessing horses being whipped, as they struggled on wet cobblestones to pull a horsecar up a hill, and then slipped and dragged to their death. For this patent, Hallidie is generally regarded as the inventor of the cable car and “father of the San Francisco cable car” system.

Background
Andrew Hallidie’s father was an enginer and inventor who had been granted several patents, most significantly patents for making wire ropes (granted from 1835 to 1849). Hallidie and hisfather left England... more »

Today in History: Andrew Hallidie granted patent for “endless wire ropeway,” 1871
On January 17, 1871 — 144 years ago today — Andrew Smith Hallidie was granted a patent for an “endless wire ropeway,” which would become the world’s first practical cable car system in San Francisco on Clay Street Hill. According to the San Franciscan legend, Hallidie conceived of his patented idea after witnessing horses being whipped, as they struggled on wet cobblestones to pull a horsecar up a hill, and then slipped and dragged to their death. For this patent, Hallidie is generally regarded as the inventor of the cable car and “father of the San Francisco cable car” system.

Background
Andrew Hallidie’s father was an enginer and inventor who had been granted several patents, most significantly patents for making wire ropes (granted from 1835 to 1849). Hallidie and his father left England to explore California gold mines in 1852. Disappointed with results, Hallidie’s father returned to England; but Hallidie stayed in California and continued working in gold mines while also earning income by surveying for and building bridges. In 1856, while building a flume in a mine, he devised new ropes that were used to lower containers of rock from the mine to the mill. The old manila hemp ropes were wearing out in 2-1/2 months; the ropes that Hallidie created with woven iron lasted 10 times longer. Soon thereafter, Hallidie gave up gold mining and moved to San Francisco, where he formed a company to manufacture wire rope. In 1867, he invented the “Hallidie ropeway,” which was a kind of aerial tramway used to carry mining substances over mountainous terrain.

After witnessing horses being dragged to their deaths after an accident occurred while they were being used to carry people up San Francisco’s steep hills, Hallidie set out to devise a better way to carry people that would not involve risking the lives of horses. Applying his mining tramway experience and his father’s wire roping patents, Hillidie was able to design a way to carry people and was granted a patent for the core idea of the endless wire ropeway on this day 144 years ago today — an idea that would soon manifest itself in what are today the famed San Francisco cable cars that “climb halfway to the stars.”*

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c8u42TMUSk

Sources:
•http://www.cable-car-guy.com/html/ccwho.html#ash
•http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4427198/Hallidie-patents-the-cable-car-system--January-17--1871
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Smith_Hallidie
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco_cable_car_system
•http://www.sfcablecar.com/history.html
•http://www.sfmuseum.org/bio/hallidie.html
•http://www.cablecarmuseum.org/heritage.html

Image credit:
•https://thedayintech.wordpress.com/2013/08/02/
•https://drive.google.com/viewerng/viewer?url=patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pdfs/US110971.pdf

*Music to read by:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTBsZEZrcOo
Lyrics:
The loveliness of Paris seems somehow sadly gay
The glory that was Rome is of another day
I've been terrible alone and forgotten in Manhattan
I'm going home to my city by the bay

I left me heart in San Francisco
High on a hill, it calls to me
To be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars
The morning fog may chill the air, I don't care

My love waits there in San Francisco
Above the blue and windy sea
When I come home to you, San Francisco
Your golden sun will shine for me___

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2015-01-17 12:43:27 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Apple Introduced the Macintosh Plus, 1986
On January 16, 1986 — 29 years ago today — Apple introduced the Macintosh Plus, the third model in Apple’s Macintosh line. The original Mac (retroactively named the Macintosh 128K) had 128K of RAM; the second Mac was named the Macintosh 512K (because it shipped with 512K of RAM), and the third Mac with 1 MB of RAM as standard was called the Macintosh Plus. The Mac Plus’s 1MB RAM was expandable to 4 MB and the Mac’s back included a SCSI* port and peripheral bus. The SCSI port enabled the connections of hard disks, tape drives, CD-ROM drives, printers, and even larger monitors. 

The Mac Plus was priced at $2,599. With an Apple laserwriter at $6,995 (and PageMaker software), a user was empowered to be a “desktop publisher” with graphical capabilities and professional output previously available only toorganizations ... more »

Today in History: Apple Introduced the Macintosh Plus, 1986
On January 16, 1986 — 29 years ago today — Apple introduced the Macintosh Plus, the third model in Apple’s Macintosh line. The original Mac (retroactively named the Macintosh 128K) had 128K of RAM; the second Mac was named the Macintosh 512K (because it shipped with 512K of RAM), and the third Mac with 1 MB of RAM as standard was called the Macintosh Plus. The Mac Plus’s 1MB RAM was expandable to 4 MB and the Mac’s back included a SCSI* port and peripheral bus. The SCSI port enabled the connections of hard disks, tape drives, CD-ROM drives, printers, and even larger monitors. 

The Mac Plus was priced at $2,599. With an Apple laserwriter at $6,995 (and PageMaker software), a user was empowered to be a “desktop publisher” with graphical capabilities and professional output previously available only to organizations with computers costing over $100,000.

*SCSI = Small Computer System Interface (pronounced “Skuzzy”)


YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bI0moHdjPQ
•Steve Jobs introduction of the first Macintosh in 1984:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B-XwPjn9YY

Sources:
•http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=282
•http://support.apple.com/kb/sp190
•http://apple-history.com/plus
•http://vintagemacmuseum.com/collection/68k-macintosh/
•http://lowendmac.com/1986/mac-plus/
•http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_classic/specs/mac_plus.html
•https://books.google.com/books?id=nC8EAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA8&lpg=PA8&dq=macintosh+plus+introduced&source=bl&ots=cCXjzNgZIo&sig=C5SBWDNiJGA22taCkgkS1hmzToE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=_mm2VMnEJurIsATsoYHYAQ&ved=0CGEQ6AEwCg#v=onepage&q=macintosh%20plus%20introduced&f=false
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh_128K
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh_512K
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCSI
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaserWriter

Image credit:
•Macintosh Plus with Laserwriter: http://www.mac-history.de/apple-allgemein/2014-01-09/30-jahre-apple-macintosh-der-fehlstart-1984-1985/attachment/macintosh-plus-1986___

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2015-01-16 05:38:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Wikipedia was launched, 2001.
On January 15, 2001 — 14 years ago today — the open-sourced, collaborative, online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, was launched by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. The online encyclopedia’s name is a combination of the words (1) “wiki,” from the Hawaiian word meaning “quick,” and (2) encyclo*pedia.* According to recent estimates, Wikipedia has more than 60 times as many words as the traditional standard of encyclopedic comprehensiveness, Encyclopedia Britannica. In addition (Rivington, 2007), Wikipedia is better referenced than Britannica, meeting a Robert K. Merton (1942) scientific method requirement of reliably sourced citations for published claims and thereby reflecting “organized scepticism.”

YouTube video:
•http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/tutorials/wikipedia/

Sources:•http://en.wikipe... more »

Today in History: Wikipedia was launched, 2001.
On January 15, 2001 — 14 years ago today — the open-sourced, collaborative, online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, was launched by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. The online encyclopedia’s name is a combination of the words (1) “wiki,” from the Hawaiian word meaning “quick,” and (2) encyclo*pedia.* According to recent estimates, Wikipedia has more than 60 times as many words as the traditional standard of encyclopedic comprehensiveness, Encyclopedia Britannica. In addition (Rivington, 2007), Wikipedia is better referenced than Britannica, meeting a Robert K. Merton (1942) scientific method requirement of reliably sourced citations for published claims and thereby reflecting “organized scepticism.”

YouTube video:
•http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/tutorials/wikipedia/

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Wikipedia
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_encyclopedia
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Wales
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Sanger
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mertonian_norms
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_K._Merton
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nupedia

Image credits:
•Wikipedia logo (Bottom left): By version 1 by Nohat (concept by Paullusmagnus); Wikimedia. (File:Wikipedia-logo.svg as of 2010-05-14T23:16:42) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AWikipedia-logo-v2.svg
•Jimmy Wales (Top middle): By Niccolò Caranti (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_Conference_2013_-_board_meeting_10.JPG
•Larry Sanger (Top right): By Larry Sanger (http://www.larrysanger.org/lsanger02.jpg) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AL_Sanger.jpg
•Wikipedia Growth (Bottom right): By HenkvD (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AEnwikipediaArt.PNG___

2015-01-16 05:37:57 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

How frequently do you use Wikipedia?

How frequently do you use Wikipedia?___

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2015-01-16 05:37:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Is anyone reading the laws that are passed?
U.S. laws are often passed with little time for Congressional representatives to read the laws they vote on. For example, it was reported that last year's $1.1 trillion spending bill — totalling 1,582 pages with 1,278 accompanying explanatory statements — was voted on 44 hours after it had been posted in its final form. When one representative was asked if he read the bill, he responded: “Nobody did.”

Do you have ideas on how to solve such an absurd problem?

http://www.salem-news.com/articles/january212014/political-reading-ab.php

Is anyone reading the laws that are passed?
U.S. laws are often passed with little time for Congressional representatives to read the laws they vote on. For example, it was reported that last year's $1.1 trillion spending bill — totalling 1,582 pages with 1,278 accompanying explanatory statements — was voted on 44 hours after it had been posted in its final form. When one representative was asked if he read the bill, he responded: “Nobody did.”

Do you have ideas on how to solve such an absurd problem?

http://www.salem-news.com/articles/january212014/political-reading-ab.php___

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2015-01-14 15:53:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Apps to Identify Polluters
We should all use apps that identify polluters and other macro criminals to name them, shame them, fine them, and banish them, first from the social and digital realm, and then the physical world.

Apps to Identify Polluters
We should all use apps that identify polluters and other macro criminals to name them, shame them, fine them, and banish them, first from the social and digital realm, and then the physical world.___

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2015-01-14 15:53:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Magnificent Year in Science
Informative and entertaining photo sliver summary of the magnificent year for science that was 2014, by Network Society member Alex Klokus via his Futurism.co site. I wouldn't call it an infographic, though.

Reading this 2014 summary reminds me, for the thousandth time, what a freakin' genius that Ray Kurzweil is. Here's the start of Kurzweil's essay on the Law of Accelerating Returns:

An analysis of the history of technology shows that technological change is exponential, contrary to the common-sense 'intuitive linear' view. So we won't experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century—it will be more like 20,000 years of progress (at today's rate). The 'returns,' such as chip speed and cost-effectiveness, also increase exponentially. There's even exponential growth in the rate of exponentialg... more »

Magnificent Year in Science
Informative and entertaining photo sliver summary of the magnificent year for science that was 2014, by Network Society member Alex Klokus via his Futurism.co site. I wouldn't call it an infographic, though.

Reading this 2014 summary reminds me, for the thousandth time, what a freakin' genius that Ray Kurzweil is. Here's the start of Kurzweil's essay on the Law of Accelerating Returns:

An analysis of the history of technology shows that technological change is exponential, contrary to the common-sense 'intuitive linear' view. So we won't experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century—it will be more like 20,000 years of progress (at today's rate). The 'returns,' such as chip speed and cost-effectiveness, also increase exponentially. There's even exponential growth in the rate of exponential growth. Within a few decades, machine intelligence will surpass human intelligence, leading to the Singularity—technological change so rapid and profound it represents a rupture in the fabric of human history. The implications include the merger of biological and nonbiological intelligence, immortal software-based humans, and ultra-high levels of intelligence that expand outward in the universe at the speed of light.

http://www.futurism.co/this-year-in-science-infographic/___

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2015-01-14 15:53:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

The Best Commercial
—that i've ever felt!
Only 3 minutes. 

The Best Commercial
—that i've ever felt!
Only 3 minutes. ___

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2015-01-14 15:53:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

The evrTree at night, renewable energy delight.
What better way for cities to light the path of citizens than to gather photonic dividends, storing solar rays all day so the people can come out after dark and play?

The evrTree at night, renewable energy delight.
What better way for cities to light the path of citizens than to gather photonic dividends, storing solar rays all day so the people can come out after dark and play?___

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2015-01-14 15:52:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Spacecraft Landed on Saturn’s Moon, Titan, 2005
On January 14, 2005 — 10 years ago today — “Huygens,” the lander robotic probe of the Cassini-Huygens planetary mission, became the first spacecraft in history to land on Saturn’s moon, Titan. The Cassini-Huygens mission is still ongoing; it is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Italian Space Agency (ASI). The space mission was launched on October 15, 1997. After a near 7-year journey and flybys of Earth, Venus, and Jupiter, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft entered orbit around Saturn on July 1, 2004. On December 25, 2004, the Huygens robotic probe separated from the Jupiter orbiter and reached Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, and landed on the moon’s surface on January 14, 2005. Using the orbiter as a relay communications center, Huygens successfully returned data to Earthabout Titan’s a... more »

Today in History: First Spacecraft Landed on Saturn’s Moon, Titan, 2005
On January 14, 2005 — 10 years ago today — “Huygens,” the lander robotic probe of the Cassini-Huygens planetary mission, became the first spacecraft in history to land on Saturn’s moon, Titan. The Cassini-Huygens mission is still ongoing; it is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Italian Space Agency (ASI). The space mission was launched on October 15, 1997. After a near 7-year journey and flybys of Earth, Venus, and Jupiter, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft entered orbit around Saturn on July 1, 2004. On December 25, 2004, the Huygens robotic probe separated from the Jupiter orbiter and reached Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, and landed on the moon’s surface on January 14, 2005. Using the orbiter as a relay communications center, Huygens successfully returned data to Earth about Titan’s atmosphere and surface. 

Titan was selected as a celestial body for a landing probe, because it is the only known moon to have a dense atmosphere and the only space body other than Earth where clear evidence of “stable bodies of surface liquid” has been found.


YouTube video:
•European Space Agency Documentary on Cassini-Huygens:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BG7FVUvd04
•NASA/Mysterious Titan:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_1t3JjDz3o
•Titan: A Place Like Home?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ0hwTzOMPE&list=PL5AEBE31BE1033D45

Sources:
•http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/main/#.VLVUXmTF-s4
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huygens_%28spacecraft%29
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassini%E2%80%93Huygens
•http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn

Image credit:
•Huygens Replica: Photo by David Monniaux (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/), CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0) or CC BY-SA 2.0 fr (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/fr/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AHuygens_probe_dsc03686.jpg
•Cassini-Huygens on Launch Pad: By NASA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ATitan4B_on_Launch_Complex_40.jpg
•Saturn: By NASA / JPL / Space Science Institute [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ASaturn_PIA06077.jpg
•Titan (foreground), Saturn (background):
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA14922
•Titan: By NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ATitan2005.jpg___

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2015-01-13 12:50:24 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Feces-generated water
Are you up for a toast of feces-generated water with Bill Gates?

Feces-generated water
Are you up for a toast of feces-generated water with Bill Gates?___

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2015-01-13 12:50:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Long-distance radio signal sent from Eiffel Tower
On January 12, 1908 — 107 years ago today — Lee de Forest, an early radio pioneer, broadcast phonograph records for the first-time over radio waves from the Eiffel Tower. There were about 50 people in a live audience at the Eiffel Tower, and no ordinary people had receivers to pick up the signals. So this “first” was more a stunt than the opening of a new service. However, it has been claimed that these signals were picked up over 500 miles away and that this represented the first “public broadcasting system.” It certainly opened imaginations to the possibility of free music and sound broadcasts over radio waves and set the stage for channels like PBS.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eLE_zj2MvY

Sources:•http://en.... more »

Today in History: Long-distance radio signal sent from Eiffel Tower
On January 12, 1908 — 107 years ago today — Lee de Forest, an early radio pioneer, broadcast phonograph records for the first-time over radio waves from the Eiffel Tower. There were about 50 people in a live audience at the Eiffel Tower, and no ordinary people had receivers to pick up the signals. So this “first” was more a stunt than the opening of a new service. However, it has been claimed that these signals were picked up over 500 miles away and that this represented the first “public broadcasting system.” It certainly opened imaginations to the possibility of free music and sound broadcasts over radio waves and set the stage for channels like PBS.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eLE_zj2MvY

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birth_of_public_radio_broadcasting
•http://www.france.com/editorials/eiffel_tower/
•http://www.iop.org/resources/day/jan/#twelve
•http://www.history.com/news/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-the-eiffel-tower
•http://web.archive.org/web/20090901144554/http://geocities.com/lyon95065/Radio.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_de_Forest
•http://www.radiohof.org/lee_deforest.htm

Image credit:
•[Left] By Benh LIEU SONG (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ATour_Eiffel_Wikimedia_Commons.jpg
•[Right] By Thbusch at en.wikipedia Later versions were uploaded by Neutrality at en.wikipedia. [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ALee_De_Forest.jpg___

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2015-01-13 12:49:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Today in History: First Leg of Service Opened on First Direct China-U.S. Cable Network, 2000
On January 11, 2000 — 15 years ago today — a consortium of communications companies opened for service the first leg of the first undersea fiber optic cable network to transfer voice, data, and video traffic directly between the United States and China. The China-U.S. Cable Network, or CUCN, has landing points in 9 locations [see map below]:

(1) Shantou, Guangdong Province, China
(2) Fangshan, Pingtung County, Taiwan Province, Taiwan
(3) Chongming, Shanghai, China
(4) Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
(5) Pusan, South Korea
(6) Chikura, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
(7) Tanguisson Point, Tamuning Village, Guam (unincorporated territory of the United States)
(8) Bandon, Coos County, Oregon, USA
(9) San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
P... more »

Today in History: First Leg of Service Opened on First Direct China-U.S. Cable Network, 2000
On January 11, 2000 — 15 years ago today — a consortium of communications companies opened for service the first leg of the first undersea fiber optic cable network to transfer voice, data, and video traffic directly between the United States and China. The China-U.S. Cable Network, or CUCN, has landing points in 9 locations [see map below]:

(1) Shantou, Guangdong Province, China
(2) Fangshan, Pingtung County, Taiwan Province, Taiwan
(3) Chongming, Shanghai, China
(4) Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
(5) Pusan, South Korea
(6) Chikura, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
(7) Tanguisson Point, Tamuning Village, Guam (unincorporated territory of the United States)
(8) Bandon, Coos County, Oregon, USA
(9) San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA

Planning for this trans-Pacific subsea network began in 1997, and it was constructed by an association of companies, including AT&T, China Telecom, NTT Communications Corp. (Nippon-Japan), KT Corp. (South Korea). The network is 30,476 kilometers (18,937 miles).

YouTube video:
•Installation Animation — Undersea Fiber Optic Cable:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gsoo_BOwrrM
•Shark Bites Fiber Optic Cables:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMxkRh7sx84
•How Fiber Optics Work:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VmA2S2XiCo

Sources:
•http://www.rfcafe.com/miscellany/history/january/january-11.htm
•http://www.thefreelibrary.com/China-U.S.+Undersea+Cable+Placed+Into+Service%3A+First+Undersea+Cable...-a058526506
•http://submarinenetworks.com/systems/categories
•http://www.kddi.com/english/corporate/news_release/archive/kdd/press-e97/97-030-c.html
•http://www.fiberopticsonline.com/doc/china-us-undersea-cable-placed-into-service-0001
•http://en.people.cn/english/200001/11/eng20000111T122.html
•http://www.cablemap.info/?c=CUCN
•http://www.submarinecablemap.com/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AT%26T_Communications
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Telecom
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nippon_Telegraph_and_Telephone
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KT_Corporation

Image credit:
•http://www.submarinecablemap.com/#/submarine-cable/china-u-s-cable-network-chus___

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Today in History: Ray Kurzweil announced first text-to-speech device for the blind, 1976
On January 13, 1976 — 39 years ago today — Ray Kurzweil and leaders of the National Federation of the Blind introduced the “Kurzweil Reading Machine,” a device that could read text and speak the text it read (it needed about a minute to digest a page before speaking). In the early 1970s, computer programs could recognize characters and numbers but only if they were printed in one or two specialized type styles. This technology was called optical character recognition (OCR). Ray Kurzweil, in 1974, formed a company to take on the challenge of enabling OCR programs to read all kinds of type styles. Within a year, Kurzweil’s team of engineers had met their goal of developing an “omni-font” OCR program.

Serendipitously, about this time (early 1970s), Ray sat aside of a blind person on aplane flight ... more »

Today in History: Ray Kurzweil announced first text-to-speech device for the blind, 1976
On January 13, 1976 — 39 years ago today — Ray Kurzweil and leaders of the National Federation of the Blind introduced the “Kurzweil Reading Machine,” a device that could read text and speak the text it read (it needed about a minute to digest a page before speaking). In the early 1970s, computer programs could recognize characters and numbers but only if they were printed in one or two specialized type styles. This technology was called optical character recognition (OCR). Ray Kurzweil, in 1974, formed a company to take on the challenge of enabling OCR programs to read all kinds of type styles. Within a year, Kurzweil’s team of engineers had met their goal of developing an “omni-font” OCR program.

Serendipitously, about this time (early 1970s), Ray sat aside of a blind person on a plane flight and struck up a conversation. Ray could see that the blind man was able to travel and communicate effectively, and Ray expressed his admiration. The blind man replied that he could do anything a sighted person could do, paused, and then added “except read a newspaper.” This encounter caused Ray to realize that his OCR software, if coupled with two other technologies not yet available — a flat-bed scanner and text-to-speech synthesizer — could be applied to developing a solution for this man. So Ray and his team set out to build a machine that combined these technologies and would be able to read a newspaper, a magazine, a book, or any printer material for the blind man. 

By the end of 1975, Ray had created the Kurzweil Reading Machine (KRM) and formed what would become a lifelong relationship with the National Federation of the Blind. When the federation and Ray held a news conference to announce the KRM on this day almost 4 decades ago, CBS News reported the story and used the KRM to read and speak Walter Cronkite’s signature sign-off, “And that’s the way it is, January 13, 1976.”

Move forward to last year, and as a result of exponentially accelerating technologies over the last 4 decades (especially Moore’s Law and cloud computing), the size of the original Kurzweil Reading Machine (dishwasher size) has been reduced to software that runs on an iPhone that can be carried with a blind person anywhere.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtvlJo3G3Lo&index=5&list=PLB7NO9LSfbEm-CIsZSQmXS6flLRsQ3Wi0 [06:17]
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3K6MZjNt3w
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS-i9rn9nao

Sources:
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Kurzweil
•http://www.kurzweilai.net/ray-kurzweil-biography
•http://www.kurzweiltech.com/kcp.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K-NFB_Reader
•http://www.rehab.research.va.gov/jour/77/14/1/kleiner.pdf
•http://www.knfbreader.com/

Image credit:
•Kurzweil Reading Machine [Left] from Kurzweil Technologies: http://www.kurzweiltech.com/kcp.html
•Ray Kurzweil [Middle]: By Photo by Michael Lutch. [CC BY 1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Raymond_Kurzweil_Fantastic_Voyage.jpg
•KNFB iPhone [Right]: http://www.knfbreader.com/___

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2015-01-11 15:03:46 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

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2015-01-10 18:39:04 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Today in History: U.S. Space Program was Born—
Man First “Touches” Moon
On January 10, 1946 — 69 years ago today — the United States Space Program and the field of radio astronomy in the U.S. were both born when John Hibbett DeWitt, Jr., and his chief scientist, Edwin King Stodola, successfully became the first humans (with their sophisticated equipment) to “touch” another celestial body by bouncing radar signals off the moon and receiving them back on Earth seconds later.

DeWitt and Stodola and a small team of engineers were participants in the U.S. Army Signal Corps “Project Diana,” a program designed to test the feasibility of bouncing radar signals off the Moon and receiving the reflected signals. The name “Diana” was used because the Roman goddess of the Moon was Diana. The big question the project sought to answer was “Could radio waves in thevery high frequency ban... more »

Today in History: U.S. Space Program was Born—
Man First “Touches” Moon
On January 10, 1946 — 69 years ago today — the United States Space Program and the field of radio astronomy in the U.S. were both born when John Hibbett DeWitt, Jr., and his chief scientist, Edwin King Stodola, successfully became the first humans (with their sophisticated equipment) to “touch” another celestial body by bouncing radar signals off the moon and receiving them back on Earth seconds later.

DeWitt and Stodola and a small team of engineers were participants in the U.S. Army Signal Corps “Project Diana,” a program designed to test the feasibility of bouncing radar signals off the Moon and receiving the reflected signals. The name “Diana” was used because the Roman goddess of the Moon was Diana. The big question the project sought to answer was “Could radio waves in the very high frequency band completely penetrate the ionosphere and also break through whatever atmosphere might surround the Moon?” The answer provided on this day was a resounding “yes” (although the return signals were weak).

Project Diana helped to set the stage for man-made communications satellites and for eventual manned exploration of the Moon (because a communications pathway with exploring astronauts had been demonstrated).

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywDE57CtaTM

Sources:
•http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4404759/Project-Diana-bounces-radio-waves-off-moon--January-10--1946
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Diana
•http://www.optcorp.com/articles/bouncing-the-first-radar-signal-off-the-moon/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_H._DeWitt,_Jr.
•https://aas.org/obituaries/john-hibbett-dewitt-jr-1906-1999
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_King_Stodola
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radar_astronomy
•http://www.campevans.org/camp eve
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Evans_Historic_District
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communication_Moon_Relay
•http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4217/ch2.htm

Image credits:
•Project Diana Antenna at Fort Monmouth, NJ [Left]: By Mwhite66 at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0a/Project_Diana_antenna.jpg
•New York Post [Right].___

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2015-01-09 13:37:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Apple introduces iTunes, 2001
On January 9, 2001 — 14 years ago today — Apple began to dramatically accelerate trends affecting the music industry by introducing the free iTunes software music management library. The software was developed outside of Apple, primarily by Bill Kincaid and Jeff Robbin as “SoundJam MP.” Bill and Jeff had been previous employees of Apple, and Apple bought their software and hired the two back in order to create a more streamlined and easy-to-use music player than the original SoundJam MP. Essentially, SoundJam MP was revamped with a few new features, simplified, and renamed iTunes 1.0. The software could receive input from the consumer’s CDs, match the CD songs with more robust Internet data about the song, create an information field for each CD song, and store the CDs on an Apple hard drive. The consumer could then create uniqueplaylists... more »

Today in History: Apple introduces iTunes, 2001
On January 9, 2001 — 14 years ago today — Apple began to dramatically accelerate trends affecting the music industry by introducing the free iTunes software music management library. The software was developed outside of Apple, primarily by Bill Kincaid and Jeff Robbin as “SoundJam MP.” Bill and Jeff had been previous employees of Apple, and Apple bought their software and hired the two back in order to create a more streamlined and easy-to-use music player than the original SoundJam MP. Essentially, SoundJam MP was revamped with a few new features, simplified, and renamed iTunes 1.0. The software could receive input from the consumer’s CDs, match the CD songs with more robust Internet data about the song, create an information field for each CD song, and store the CDs on an Apple hard drive. The consumer could then create unique playlists on an Apple computer and then generate personalized CDs.

At this point in consumer music history, there still was no iPod (that came along in October of 2001). It wasn’t until two years later that Apple introduced the iTunes Store — the online, downloadable store that popularized the $1 per song format and encouraged consumers to create their own mix of artists’ tunes on unique playlists, rather than having the music industry force entire CD albums on them. So in 2001, the main purpose of the iTunes software was to help music lovers organize their off-line CD albums by encouraging them to upload their tunes onto Apple drives and create their own CDs with mixes of their favorite songs from their favorite artists.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF_c5KSK0-A [how times have changed]

Sources:
•http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2001/01/09Apple-Introduces-iTunes-Worlds-Best-and-Easiest-To-Use-Jukebox-Software.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITunes_version_history
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SoundJam_MP
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Robbin
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Kincaid
•http://www.atpm.com/7.02/itunes.shtml
•https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#safe=off&q=steve%20jobs%20itunes%20launch

Image credit:
•Steve at age 46, July 18, 2001 (not January 9), at MacWorld, NY. Best photo i could quickly find of Steve giving a demonstration about this time.___

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2015-01-08 13:30:01 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Herman Hollerith granted patents for first computing machine, 1889
On January 8, 1889 — 126 years ago today — the U.S. Patent Office awarded Herman Hollerith patents regarding an “Apparatus for Compiling Statistics.” These patents and the subsequent machines developed from them have caused Hollerith to be widely regarded as “the father of modern automatic computation.” Hollerith determined to use the punch card as the basis for processing and storing information, and punch cards were used as the primary medium of the computer industry for a majority of the Twentieth Century. (Punch cards had been used earlier in the textile industry to control looms.) Hollerith not only designed but built the first punched-card tabulating and sorting machines, the first keypunch, the first automatic card-feed mechanism, and founded a company that would grow into IBM (throughacquisition... more »

Today in History: Herman Hollerith granted patents for first computing machine, 1889
On January 8, 1889 — 126 years ago today — the U.S. Patent Office awarded Herman Hollerith patents regarding an “Apparatus for Compiling Statistics.” These patents and the subsequent machines developed from them have caused Hollerith to be widely regarded as “the father of modern automatic computation.” Hollerith determined to use the punch card as the basis for processing and storing information, and punch cards were used as the primary medium of the computer industry for a majority of the Twentieth Century. (Punch cards had been used earlier in the textile industry to control looms.) Hollerith not only designed but built the first punched-card tabulating and sorting machines, the first keypunch, the first automatic card-feed mechanism, and founded a company that would grow into IBM (through acquisition and merger).

Background
Herman Hollerith was born near Buffalo, New York on February 29, 1860. According to his legend, he hated spelling so much that he jumped out a grade-school window to escape spelling lesson and subsequently got expelled from school. A private tutor taught him well enough that he was able to enter Columbia College when he was only 16. He graduated with a degree in mining engineering and got low marks in bookkeeping and machinery. After college, he got a job at the U.S. Census Office as it was gearing up for the 1880 census. 

A fellow Census Bureau employee, Dr. John Shaw Billings, suggested that there must be a way to mechanize the census tabulation process to save time and reduce errors. About this time, it was taking almost a decade to tabulate the results of a census that was mandated by Congress every 10 years. As soon as the data from one census was tabulated, a new census was underway, immediately obsoleting the data then available. At a supper in Dr. Billings’s home when this problem was discussed, Hollerith became determined to find a way to speed up the census process.

Years of hard work and patient experimenting later, Hollerith had developed the essential elements required to automate the tabulation process and filed the patents that were awarded this day, 126 years ago. The Census Bureau then called for competitive bids on equipment that could facilitate and accelerate the tabulation of census results. Hollerith’s system was twice as fast as the closest competitor. The 1890 census proved the great value of the Hollerith system, as the census was completed 2 years earlier than the previous census with a savings of $5 million. 

Based on the astounding success of his machines, Hollerith founded the Tabulating Machine Company in 1896. In 1911, Hollerith’s firm merged with 3 other companies to form the Computing Tabulating Recording Company, which, under the presidency of Thomas J. Watson, was renamed International Business Machines (IBM) in 1924.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlUWg2nxCz0
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoUK2_vXqQk [not precisely accurate but generally good background information] 

Sources:
•http://www.columbia.edu/cu/computinghistory/hollerith.html
•http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/builders/builders_hollerith.html
•http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/vintage/vintage_4506VV2027.html
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Hollerith
•http://www.google.com/patents/US395783
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punched_card
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabulating_machine

Book:
•_Computing: A Concise History_
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008CJ4EE4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B008CJ4EE4&linkCode=as2&tag=empoweringnews-20&linkId=665TB5V3IYQR73HH

Image credits:
•Hollerith Census Tabulator [Left]: By Adam Schuster (Flickr: Proto IBM) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
•Herman Hollerith [Right]: By Bell, C. M. (Charles Milton), ca. 1849-1893, photographer. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AHollerith.jpg___

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2015-01-08 13:29:25 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Los Angeles police tasers trigger body cam video recording!

Wow! Great idea! They should do this for gun holsters, too!

Here come the details: http://youtu.be/6PxxYzgC-fQ?t=25m26s

#tasers

Los Angeles police tasers trigger body cam video recording!

Wow! Great idea! They should do this for gun holsters, too!

Here come the details: http://youtu.be/6PxxYzgC-fQ?t=25m26s

#tasers___

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2015-01-07 13:23:58 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

I remember this so well.  OMG

Today in History: Commodore 64 Demonstrated at CES, 1982
On January 7, 1982 — 33 years ago today — the Commodore 64 (C64), manufactured by Commodore International, was first shown to a large gathering of potential users at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The 8-bit, $595-priced computer was substantially less expensive and more powerful than other personal computers on the market offered by IBM, Apple, and Atari — largely because Commodore made its own chips. C64, as its name implies, had about 64K of RAM, technologically superior sound and graphics specifications than available from its competitors, like the Apple II and Atari 800. Consequently, the C64 dominated the home personal computer market for most of the 1980s, and it became the largest selling single computer model in history (up to that time).

Further details about the Commodore 64:

The Tech:
• Processor: MOS Technology 6510, VIC II (Video), SID (Sound)
• Speed: 1.023 MHz
• CPU: 6510
• RAM: 64KB
• ROM: 20KB
• Colors: 16
• Ports: 2 Joystick plugs, Cartridge Slot, Tape interface, Serial Port, User Port, TV/Cable out.
• Power supply port.

Packaged With:
• Computer unit/keyboard
• AC power supply
• Video cable
• TV Switchbox

Peripherals:
• Disk Drive: 5 1/4" floppy drive.
• Datasette/Tape Drive: Tape recorder that saved files to a cassette.
• Dot Matrix Printer
• Joysticks and Paddle Controllers
• Light pen: Wand used to draw digital images and some mouse style functions.
• Vicmodem Cartridge: Telephone interface cartridge to access online content.

The Design:
The main unit is contained within the keyboard, with ports and connectors on the side and back panels.

The Keyboard:
• 66 Keys
• 2 Cursor control keys
• 4 Function keys
• Upper/lower case set
• Graphic character set keys.

Side Panel:
• Power Socket for the AC adaptor.
• Power Switch
• Game Ports – Two game controller inputs. A lightpen can connect using the port closest to the front of the unit.

Rear Panel:
• Cartridge Slot – Accepts program and game cartridges.
• Channel Selector Switch –Selects which TV channel the computer will display on (3 or 4).
• TV/Video Switcher Box Connector.
• Audio & Video Output – Allows a sound system or monitor connector.
• Serial Port – Interface to attach a printer or disk drive.
• Cassette Interface – A port to connect the Datassette recorder.
• User Port – Used for various hardware types such as the Vicmodem cartridge.

Turning the Television into a Monitor:
While other computers on the market required expensive computer monitors, most of which were monotone or offered limited colors, the C64 could be hooked up to a television set just like a gaming console, using a TV/Video switch and featured a range of 16 colors. This made the C64 ideal for families buying their first computer on a limited budget.

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmnlkLc1Foc
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0wCvtkcMsM

Sources:
•http://www.mos6502.com/friday-commodore/30-years-of-commodore-64/
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_64
•http://oldcomputers.net/c64.html
•http://www.pc-history.org/comm.htm
•http://www.commodore.ca/commodore-products/commodore-64-the-best-selling-computer-in-history/
•http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=98
•https://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Commodore_64.html
•http://www.zimmers.net/cbmpics/c64s.html
•http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/9449764/Commodore-64-at-30-computing-for-the-masses.html
•http://classicgames.about.com/od/classicvideogames101/p/Commodore64.htm?utm_term=Commodore%2064%20History&utm_content=p1-main-1-title&utm_medium=sem-rel&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=adid-61c752cc-034d-47ae-887b-b289e1659e97-0-ab_gsb_ocode-12599&ad=semD&an=google_s&am=broad&q=Commodore%2064%20History&dqi=&o=12599&l=sem&qsrc=6&askid=61c752cc-034d-47ae-887b-b289e1659e97-0-ab_gsb

Image credit:
•By Evan-Amos (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ACommodore-64-Computer.png

[Please let me know if you find any errors or inaccurate statements in the above or in the image. Thanks.]___I remember this so well.  OMG

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2015-01-07 07:10:51 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Today in History: Morse’s Electric Telegraph System Demonstrated, 1838
A patient waiter is no loser
On January 6, 1838 — 177 years ago today — Samuel F. B. Morse and Alfred Vail first successfully demonstrated crucial elements of the telegraph system that was soon to revolutionize communications. The demonstration took place at the Speedwell Ironworks, a factory complex built by Alfred Vail’s father, who was an innovative industrialist. Earlier, on September 2, 1837, Alfred had witnessed one of Morse’s telegraph experiments, and Alfred became fascinated with the telegraph technology. Subsequently, Alfred negotiated an agreement with Morse to develop Morse’s electric telegraph technology at Speedwell at Alfred’s expense in exchange for 25% of eventual proceeds from the sale of such equipment. As part of the agreement, Morse was to obtain full patent rights. Despite thehistorical re... more »

Today in History: Morse’s Electric Telegraph System Demonstrated, 1838
A patient waiter is no loser
On January 6, 1838 — 177 years ago today — Samuel F. B. Morse and Alfred Vail first successfully demonstrated crucial elements of the telegraph system that was soon to revolutionize communications. The demonstration took place at the Speedwell Ironworks, a factory complex built by Alfred Vail’s father, who was an innovative industrialist. Earlier, on September 2, 1837, Alfred had witnessed one of Morse’s telegraph experiments, and Alfred became fascinated with the telegraph technology. Subsequently, Alfred negotiated an agreement with Morse to develop Morse’s electric telegraph technology at Speedwell at Alfred’s expense in exchange for 25% of eventual proceeds from the sale of such equipment. As part of the agreement, Morse was to obtain full patent rights. Despite the historical record indicating that Vail was responsible for making numerous critical improvements to the original Morse system, Vail received little recognition for his hard work and relentless focus in bringing the telegraph system to market. As the telegraph became the primary means of communicating long distances, Morse became wealthy; Alfred’s percentage of profits diminished as another partner was added by Morse, and Alfred saw little income from the invention he helped to create.

[Note: i’m still reading about the history of this invention — a fascinating story involving numerous innovators and thinkers, as well as the usual supply of clashing and compromising personalities, and i hope to add a summary of this history here soon. But for now, i need some sleep, haha.]

YouTube video:
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGs57VQHt7M
•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvOsAmCeL-I [Amateur video by young student of the Speedwell Village historic site where Morse’s telegraph system was demonstrated on January 6 and again on January 11 and later in January to an invited public audience.]

Sources:
•http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/on-this-day/january-6/
•http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/morse-demonstrates-telegraph
•http://thegreatgeekmanual.com/blog/this-day-in-geek-history-january-6
•http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestones:Demonstration_of_Practical_Telegraphy,_1838
•http://www.nj.com/morristown/index.ssf/2008/01/a_patient_waiter_is_no_loser_t.html
•http://www.samuelmorse.net/
•http://www.worldculturepictorial.com/blog/content/jan-6-1838-samuel-morse-1st-demonstrated-electric-telegraph-what-hath-god-wrought-1st-formal
•http://www.wrvmuseum.org/morsecodehistory.htm
•http://inventors.about.com/od/mstartinventors/a/samuel_morse_3.htm
•http://inventors.about.com/od/tstartinventions/a/telegraph.htm
•http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/theymadeamerica/whomade/morse_lo.html
•http://inventors.about.com/od/indrevolution/a/telegraph_2.htm
•http://history1800s.about.com/od/inventioninnovation/a/telegraph01.htm
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_telegraph
•http://www.history.com/topics/inventions/telegraph
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Morse
•http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Vail
•http://www.morrisparks.net/speedwell/home.html

Image credits:
•Morse telegraph 1837 [Left]: By (c) 2006 Zubro (image by myself) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Morse_Telegraph_1837.jpg
•Morse with telegraph key [Top right]: E. & H. T. Anthony / Courtesy of the Jeffrey Kraus Collection, www.antiquephotographics.com., via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Samuelfinleybreesemorse.jpg
•Alfred Vail [Bottom right]: By PMHauge at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alfred_Vail.GIF___

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