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Peter Vogel has been at 4 events

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Russell Bateman16,569testing new cameralive moon test2014-06-11 00:00:0012  
Google for Education1,103,757Watch this Hangout On Air to learn more about Chromebooks for Education: simple, secure, and affordable laptops for schools. You can submit your questions at this link: http://goo.gl/uGZ9jHangout On Air: Chromebooks for Education in Canada2013-03-28 19:00:0040  
NASA2,516,715Having trouble watching the event? Try watching directly on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8LI5JiWEfs --------- Have you ever asked a question to someone in space? No? Well now’s your chance. In a first for the agency, NASA will host a Google+ Hangout live with the International Space Station on Feb. 22 from 10:30 a.m EST to 11:30 a.m. EST. Google+ Hangouts allow people to chat face-to-face while thousands more can tune in to watch the conversation live on Google+ or YouTube. This unique opportunity will connect you, our fans, with astronauts living and working on the orbiting laboratory 240 miles above the Earth. During the event, several video questions will be selected and answered by astronauts on the space station and on the ground. Additionally, NASA will ask real-time questions submitted by our followers on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook. Unique and original questions are more likely to be selected. You can view the Hangout live on the NASA Google+ page or the NASA Television YouTube channel to watch the astronauts answer the questions. SUBMITTING REAL-TIME QUESTIONS To ask a real-time question during the event on Google+ or Twitter, please use the hashtag #askAstro. You can also post a comment on a thread on NASA’s Facebook page that will open for questions on the morning of the event. WATCHING THE GOOGLE+ HANGOUT To join the hangout, and for updates and opportunities to participate in upcoming hangouts, visit NASA's Google+ page at http://plus.google.com/+NASA. During the hangout, astronauts Kevin Ford, Chris Hadfield and Tom Marshburn will answer questions and provide insights about life aboard the station. Station crews conduct a variety of science experiments and perform station maintenance during their six-month stay on the outpost. Their life aboard the station in near-weightlessness requires unique approaches to everyday activities such as eating, sleeping and exercising.NASA Long-Distance Google+ Hangout to Connect with Space Station2013-02-22 16:30:008326  
Peter Vogel49,968Canada celebrates its 145th birthday. Events take place in most communities across the land. The time shown is for fireworks shows that will take place in major centres.  (In case you are wondering, this is just a blatant excuse to test Google's new Event feature)Canada Day2012-07-01 22:30:0056  

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2015-08-26 20:29:51 (78 comments, 35 reshares, 178 +1s)Open 

Don't worry if you fall into a black hole says Stephen Hawking.

You are preserved as a hologram on the event horizon or you are off to another universe.

There, that resolves the information paradox.

http://ow.ly/Rq3k4 

Most reshares: 35

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2015-08-26 20:29:51 (78 comments, 35 reshares, 178 +1s)Open 

Don't worry if you fall into a black hole says Stephen Hawking.

You are preserved as a hologram on the event horizon or you are off to another universe.

There, that resolves the information paradox.

http://ow.ly/Rq3k4 

Most plusones: 178

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2015-08-26 20:29:51 (78 comments, 35 reshares, 178 +1s)Open 

Don't worry if you fall into a black hole says Stephen Hawking.

You are preserved as a hologram on the event horizon or you are off to another universe.

There, that resolves the information paradox.

http://ow.ly/Rq3k4 

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2015-08-27 23:22:48 (0 comments, 18 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Pendulum balls (well, not quite, two strings for each) exhibit wonderful motion.

Pendulum balls (well, not quite, two strings for each) exhibit wonderful motion.___

2015-08-27 21:43:41 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Zuckerberg announces an important metric: 1 billion users in a single day for Facebook.

That's a stunning number. As he says, one in seven people on the planet used Facebook on Monday of this week, the first time the service has reached that level. 

https://www.facebook.com/zuck/posts/10102329188394581

Zuckerberg announces an important metric: 1 billion users in a single day for Facebook.

That's a stunning number. As he says, one in seven people on the planet used Facebook on Monday of this week, the first time the service has reached that level. 

https://www.facebook.com/zuck/posts/10102329188394581___

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2015-08-27 17:28:35 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

PCMag is running an annual speedtest survey.

Mine is rather pedestrian today (I'm at the far end of the house on WiFi) but you can test your own and perhaps post your results. 

Here's the link: http://www.pcmag.com/speedtest

PCMag is running an annual speedtest survey.

Mine is rather pedestrian today (I'm at the far end of the house on WiFi) but you can test your own and perhaps post your results. 

Here's the link: http://www.pcmag.com/speedtest___

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2015-08-27 16:18:57 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Google data center in Belgium affected by four successive lightning strike.

Although the strikes were not directly on the data center they did affect the power supply grid. Google is rather tight-lipped on the loss of data, if any, after all recovery attempts were completed. There is a reference to the loss of 0.00001% of the data, presumably in that facility. That suggests customers lost documents and/or data. 

Here's one reference to the incident, which occurred last week. Understandably, companies like Google want customers to have full and complete faith in cloud storage. Even a small loss could have disastrous consequences for the cloud storage business model.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33989384

Google data center in Belgium affected by four successive lightning strike.

Although the strikes were not directly on the data center they did affect the power supply grid. Google is rather tight-lipped on the loss of data, if any, after all recovery attempts were completed. There is a reference to the loss of 0.00001% of the data, presumably in that facility. That suggests customers lost documents and/or data. 

Here's one reference to the incident, which occurred last week. Understandably, companies like Google want customers to have full and complete faith in cloud storage. Even a small loss could have disastrous consequences for the cloud storage business model.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33989384___

2015-08-27 16:05:46 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Science education in BC gets a rethink.

Our Ministry of Education releases a draft curriculum for the senior sciences (11/12) that is sure to prove controversial. The key words in the document are modular and optional. 

It seems odd, for instance, that a physics student going on to engineering at university, could graduate without ever facing an equilibrium problem. The equilibrium content appears under the "optional" flag. 

In any case, if this interests you here is the draft document. 

https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/sites/curriculum.gov.bc.ca/files/pdf/s_10-12.pdf

Science education in BC gets a rethink.

Our Ministry of Education releases a draft curriculum for the senior sciences (11/12) that is sure to prove controversial. The key words in the document are modular and optional. 

It seems odd, for instance, that a physics student going on to engineering at university, could graduate without ever facing an equilibrium problem. The equilibrium content appears under the "optional" flag. 

In any case, if this interests you here is the draft document. 

https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/sites/curriculum.gov.bc.ca/files/pdf/s_10-12.pdf___

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2015-08-26 23:39:49 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

The Apple "death cross".

Certainly an ominous-sounding term. It's from the market watchers who basically like to track 50 and 200-day moving averages as a way of gauging short and long-term trends. When these indicators cross it is oftentimes not a good sign. 

Here's the story about the death cross appearance for AAPL.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/death-cross-appears-in-apples-stock-chart-2015-08-26

The Apple "death cross".

Certainly an ominous-sounding term. It's from the market watchers who basically like to track 50 and 200-day moving averages as a way of gauging short and long-term trends. When these indicators cross it is oftentimes not a good sign. 

Here's the story about the death cross appearance for AAPL.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/death-cross-appears-in-apples-stock-chart-2015-08-26___

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2015-08-26 21:41:43 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Quarter million jailbroken iPhone iCloud details leaked online.

The extent of this leak is unclear. The leaked data appears to come from phones that were jailbroken using software that left behind a trojan. The data appears to include user names and passwords for iCloud accounts. 

http://ioshacker.com/news/icloud-details-of-220000-jailbreak-users-have-leaked-according-to-a-chinese-website

Quarter million jailbroken iPhone iCloud details leaked online.

The extent of this leak is unclear. The leaked data appears to come from phones that were jailbroken using software that left behind a trojan. The data appears to include user names and passwords for iCloud accounts. 

http://ioshacker.com/news/icloud-details-of-220000-jailbreak-users-have-leaked-according-to-a-chinese-website___

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2015-08-26 21:05:56 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Don't worry if you fall into a black hole says Stephen Hawking.

You are preserved as a hologram on the event horizon or you are off to another universe.

There, that resolves the information paradox.

http://ow.ly/Rq3k4 

Don't worry if you fall into a black hole says Stephen Hawking.

You are preserved as a hologram on the event horizon or you are off to another universe.

There, that resolves the information paradox.

http://ow.ly/Rq3k4 ___

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2015-08-26 20:39:15 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

LED lighting certainly saves on electricity.

However, it turns out to be quite a light polluter for astronomers. And, there may be physiological issues as well. 

http://www.techinsider.io/how-leds-ruin-your-view-of-the-night-sky-2015-8

LED lighting certainly saves on electricity.

However, it turns out to be quite a light polluter for astronomers. And, there may be physiological issues as well. 

http://www.techinsider.io/how-leds-ruin-your-view-of-the-night-sky-2015-8___

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2015-08-26 20:29:51 (78 comments, 35 reshares, 178 +1s)Open 

Don't worry if you fall into a black hole says Stephen Hawking.

You are preserved as a hologram on the event horizon or you are off to another universe.

There, that resolves the information paradox.

http://ow.ly/Rq3k4 

Don't worry if you fall into a black hole says Stephen Hawking.

You are preserved as a hologram on the event horizon or you are off to another universe.

There, that resolves the information paradox.

http://ow.ly/Rq3k4 ___

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2015-08-26 20:08:16 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Japan's gov't looks for ways to honour ever-increasing numbers of centurions. Silver cups are getting too expensive!

via +Daniel Lemire 

The number of Japanese people aged over 100 has exploded since the 1990s http://econ.st/1JVy6ii___Japan's gov't looks for ways to honour ever-increasing numbers of centurions. Silver cups are getting too expensive!

via +Daniel Lemire 

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2015-08-26 16:53:33 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Forget the Mars One project: it's not going to happen.

MIT students give convincing smackdown to the project that proposes a colony on Mars within ten years. 

http://www.techinsider.io/mit-student-presentation-reveals-why-mars-one-isnt-feasible-2015-8

Forget the Mars One project: it's not going to happen.

MIT students give convincing smackdown to the project that proposes a colony on Mars within ten years. 

http://www.techinsider.io/mit-student-presentation-reveals-why-mars-one-isnt-feasible-2015-8___

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2015-08-26 16:10:01 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Email scam of the day.

Getting a batch of "resume" emails today. I'm not clear on what the payload does. I'm checking these on a Chromebook. The emails have introductions similar to this example:

>>>
Good afternoon my name is Kenneth Isabella here is My resume
I'm looking forward to your response

Yours faithfully

Kenneth Isabella
<<<

The "resume" is an attachment named in this case  Kenneth_Isabella_resume.doc.

When the download is activated you get what you see below (here displayed in a Google Doc on my Chromebook). I am guessing that there is some sort of macro or other code waiting to execute when this is opened inside Microsoft Word. 

Email scam of the day.

Getting a batch of "resume" emails today. I'm not clear on what the payload does. I'm checking these on a Chromebook. The emails have introductions similar to this example:

>>>
Good afternoon my name is Kenneth Isabella here is My resume
I'm looking forward to your response

Yours faithfully

Kenneth Isabella
<<<

The "resume" is an attachment named in this case  Kenneth_Isabella_resume.doc.

When the download is activated you get what you see below (here displayed in a Google Doc on my Chromebook). I am guessing that there is some sort of macro or other code waiting to execute when this is opened inside Microsoft Word. ___

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2015-08-26 06:35:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

CAMEO: a new acronym. Cheating technique in MOOCs.

A new paper discusses CAMEO cheating: copying answers using multiple existences online.

A student registers twice for a course. She submits answers to a test in one account and then uses the results reported back to submit correct answers through the second account.

A simple enough strategy. 

The real issue is automated certification. Whenever an authority offers a certification people will be tempted to find a way to game the authority. Is there any way to avoid automated certifications? I don't know of any. The only foolproof certification system is a personal recommendation -- and even then one can't always be sure that a recommender has been fully honest.

Perhaps the solution is to do away with certifications entirely. If you are hiring someone the hire should be provisional until you see whether the person can do what they claim.___CAMEO: a new acronym. Cheating technique in MOOCs.

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2015-08-26 03:33:26 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Thinking of cutting the cord? Here are ten tips.

Note that some of these are for US readers only. Good suggestions here. 

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2489628,00.asp

Thinking of cutting the cord? Here are ten tips.

Note that some of these are for US readers only. Good suggestions here. 

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2489628,00.asp___

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2015-08-26 01:27:55 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Canadian political parties have fun with 404 pages.

There is a federal election on here in Canada. Three of the major parties are clearly relishing the chance for a little political humor a the expense of a rival party. One area where this is to be seen is in the 404 landing pages for their web sites. Check them out.

http://www.straight.com/blogra/514501/which-canadian-political-party-has-best-404-error-page

Canadian political parties have fun with 404 pages.

There is a federal election on here in Canada. Three of the major parties are clearly relishing the chance for a little political humor a the expense of a rival party. One area where this is to be seen is in the 404 landing pages for their web sites. Check them out.

http://www.straight.com/blogra/514501/which-canadian-political-party-has-best-404-error-page___

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2015-08-25 20:35:51 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

20 most infamous cyberattacks of the 21st century: part 1.

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/540786/the-20-most-infamous-cyberattacks-of-the-21st-century-part-i/

20 most infamous cyberattacks of the 21st century: part 1.

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/540786/the-20-most-infamous-cyberattacks-of-the-21st-century-part-i/___

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2015-08-25 19:19:31 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Chromebooks and 3D printing. 

Yes, it's possible. +David Andrade has written about this too.

You CAN 3D Print with your chromebooks!___Chromebooks and 3D printing. 

Yes, it's possible. +David Andrade has written about this too.

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2015-08-25 18:13:35 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Interesting way to get Bitcoin currency.

A smartphone turned into a BTC ATM. Here is the software running on an iPhone. 

http://gonetcoins.com 

Interesting way to get Bitcoin currency.

A smartphone turned into a BTC ATM. Here is the software running on an iPhone. 

http://gonetcoins.com ___

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2015-08-25 16:56:25 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Anything Rubik has to be cool, right?

Chrome Cube Lab

I you haven't visited Chrome Labs in awhile (or ever), I heartily recommend paying a visit to see all the user-created models on display. Some creative work.

Also, if you're ready to roll up your sleeves, Google provides all the info needed to create your own 3-D modeled cube. 

And, if your ready to dip your toes in the wide sea of web development, the Lab offers a great primer on topics such as Chrome architecture, HTML5, CSS3, and three.js.

https://www.chrome.com/cubelab#tech___Anything Rubik has to be cool, right?

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2015-08-25 16:16:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Radio may be cool again.

Let's face it. Radio has had a tough time the past decade or so. Has there been a bit of resurgence with services such as Beats Radio and with streaming services such as Rdio adding terrestrial radio to their mixes?

Today TuneIn Radio takes note of the trend by offering a premium service that removes ads and offers more live sports programming and popular podcasts in improved formats. 

http://www.cnet.com/news/tunein-takes-the-ads-out-of-radio/

Radio may be cool again.

Let's face it. Radio has had a tough time the past decade or so. Has there been a bit of resurgence with services such as Beats Radio and with streaming services such as Rdio adding terrestrial radio to their mixes?

Today TuneIn Radio takes note of the trend by offering a premium service that removes ads and offers more live sports programming and popular podcasts in improved formats. 

http://www.cnet.com/news/tunein-takes-the-ads-out-of-radio/___

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2015-08-25 15:52:15 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Worried about escaping from the black hole that sucked you in? Don't worry says Steven Hawking. "I have a plan."

~ Stephen Hawking says he has a way to escape from a black hole ~ [New Scientist] :: Stuff that falls into a black hole is gone forever, right? Not so, says Stephen Hawking. “If you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up,” he told an audience at a public lecture in Stockholm, Sweden, yesterday. He was speaking in advance of a scientific talk today at the Hawking Radiation Conference being held at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. “There’s a way out.” [..] “I propose that the information is stored not in the interior of the black hole as one might expect, but on its boundary, the event horizon,” he said today.:: #physics___Worried about escaping from the black hole that sucked you in? Don't worry says Steven Hawking. "I have a plan."

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2015-08-25 02:48:20 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

American traveller posts fascinating photos from trip through North Korea.

https://instagram.com/pemberton/

American traveller posts fascinating photos from trip through North Korea.

https://instagram.com/pemberton/___

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2015-08-25 02:47:08 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Google serves notice it's ready for big-time corporate cloud storage.

Company will now take physical devices, shipped via secure carriers, to get around long upload times. 

http://googlecloudplatform.blogspot.ca/2015/08/Move-Your-Dusty-Data-Backups-to-the-Cloud.html

Google serves notice it's ready for big-time corporate cloud storage.

Company will now take physical devices, shipped via secure carriers, to get around long upload times. 

http://googlecloudplatform.blogspot.ca/2015/08/Move-Your-Dusty-Data-Backups-to-the-Cloud.html___

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2015-08-25 02:24:26 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Apple's sales chief clearly doesn't understand the education sector.

Move those watches, teachers be damned. Not exactly good advice from Apple sales boss. Not in tune with education. http://ow.ly/RjSjI 

Apple's sales chief clearly doesn't understand the education sector.

Move those watches, teachers be damned. Not exactly good advice from Apple sales boss. Not in tune with education. http://ow.ly/RjSjI ___

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2015-08-24 18:38:18 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Welcome additions for the new school year. Hard to believe it's just been a year since Classroom appeared.

Welcome additions for the new school year. Hard to believe it's just been a year since Classroom appeared.___

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2015-08-24 17:50:11 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Changes for Google Classroom.

Here's a quick overview. 

http://techcrunch.com/2015/08/24/google-classroom-gets-an-update-ahead-of-new-school-year/

Changes for Google Classroom.

Here's a quick overview. 

http://techcrunch.com/2015/08/24/google-classroom-gets-an-update-ahead-of-new-school-year/___

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2015-08-24 17:31:30 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Windows 95: the OS that changed everything.

People lined up at midnight to get their boxed copies of Windows 95. It was arguably the most important roll-out of an operating system ever. Eventually its impact was worldwide. 

http://www.geekwire.com/2015/two-decades-later-how-windows-95-changed-our-relationship-with-computers/

Windows 95: the OS that changed everything.

People lined up at midnight to get their boxed copies of Windows 95. It was arguably the most important roll-out of an operating system ever. Eventually its impact was worldwide. 

http://www.geekwire.com/2015/two-decades-later-how-windows-95-changed-our-relationship-with-computers/___

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2015-08-24 16:05:23 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Chromebooks may have surpassed Windows desktops/notebooks and iPads in school sales.

That's according to numbers from respected market research firm IDC. The numbers are preliminary for 2015. The report author notes that the trend numbers for Chromebook sales are such that "nobody can beat Chromebook". 

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/19/chromebooks-gaining-on-ipads-in-school-sector/?_r=1

Chromebooks may have surpassed Windows desktops/notebooks and iPads in school sales.

That's according to numbers from respected market research firm IDC. The numbers are preliminary for 2015. The report author notes that the trend numbers for Chromebook sales are such that "nobody can beat Chromebook". 

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/19/chromebooks-gaining-on-ipads-in-school-sector/?_r=1___

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2015-08-24 04:08:07 (1 comments, 18 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Fascinating spirograph-like image from orbits of Earth and Venus.

The Orbits of Earth and Venus around The Sun___Fascinating spirograph-like image from orbits of Earth and Venus.

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2015-08-24 04:05:26 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Very nice. 2pi radians.

Confused about what radians are? Well, Let's understand...___Very nice. 2pi radians.

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2015-08-24 02:33:34 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Sure you will ... well, most of them.

An oldie but a goodie. H/T to Heidi Moore on Twitter. #humor  ___Sure you will ... well, most of them.

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2015-08-24 00:31:52 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Satellite physics & the Canadian Pacific LPGA Women's Open Tournament

I went to this golf tournament only because I happened to win week-long passes. However, what really had me interested was the technology involved in getting this sort of tournament from a Vancouver-area golf course to television screens across North America.

As I was standing in front of a massive elliptical satellite dish I was fortunate to meet George Bennett, the operator of the satellite uplink for this tournament. 

It was immediately obvious that George is an extremely talented and experienced individual when it comes to satellite communications. As soon as he heard of my interest in physics it became a no-holds barred presentation and discussion of the massive technical operation underway here. 

I'm sure the golf was fine on this day but I became completely engrossedi... more »

Satellite physics & the Canadian Pacific LPGA Women's Open Tournament

I went to this golf tournament only because I happened to win week-long passes. However, what really had me interested was the technology involved in getting this sort of tournament from a Vancouver-area golf course to television screens across North America.

As I was standing in front of a massive elliptical satellite dish I was fortunate to meet George Bennett, the operator of the satellite uplink for this tournament. 

It was immediately obvious that George is an extremely talented and experienced individual when it comes to satellite communications. As soon as he heard of my interest in physics it became a no-holds barred presentation and discussion of the massive technical operation underway here. 

I'm sure the golf was fine on this day but I became completely engrossed in the entire production. Pretty much everything is duplicated for a fail-safe operation. Well, all except the major satellite antenna you see below. George explained how his truck was placed in such a way that he had to partially deliver his 450 watt signal through the tops of a couple of mighty Douglas firs that dot this gorgeous site. That, he explained, reduced the effective power to around 75 watts, still sufficient to deliver a beautiful signal to all those TV screens. 

Not only did I get to appreciate the work going on in George's truck (right down to the wave guide that brought the signal to the horn that "sprayed" it across the antenna surface) but I got to see every other truck in this massive operation.

You might be able to make it out in the photo but if not George explained how his key tool was a simple magnetic compass he keeps on a string around his neck. With that compass he carries out the preliminary work to point the antenna to the "bird" that will carry the signal from Vancouver, to the satellite, to the distribution centre in Florida and from there to TV stations across the continent.

What an afternoon. I have no idea what was happening as far as the golf itself was concerned. ___

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2015-08-24 00:00:33 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Good in Canada too for Google Play Music All Access customers.

Nice. I added this one to my account right away. ___Good in Canada too for Google Play Music All Access customers.

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2015-08-23 15:19:00 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

2015: the year of the Chromebook.

In 2014 shipments of Chromebooks to the education sector in the US were up 310 percent. Chromebooks are fast closing in on Apple and Microsoft for education sales. The numbers for Chromebook are truly amazing. In fact by some metrics Chromebooks are now the number one seller to schools for notebook-type devices.

Check this statement from an IDC analyst in a recent report on sales to the school market in the US. 

"Even if Microsoft is #1 in volume, and Apple #1 in revenue, from the growth perspective nobody one can beat Chromebooks."

For the first half of 2015 Chromebooks are out-shipping Windows desktops and notebooks, essentially confirming the IDC analyst's prediction. 

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/19/chromebooks-gaining-on-ipads-in-school-sector/?_r=0

2015: the year of the Chromebook.

In 2014 shipments of Chromebooks to the education sector in the US were up 310 percent. Chromebooks are fast closing in on Apple and Microsoft for education sales. The numbers for Chromebook are truly amazing. In fact by some metrics Chromebooks are now the number one seller to schools for notebook-type devices.

Check this statement from an IDC analyst in a recent report on sales to the school market in the US. 

"Even if Microsoft is #1 in volume, and Apple #1 in revenue, from the growth perspective nobody one can beat Chromebooks."

For the first half of 2015 Chromebooks are out-shipping Windows desktops and notebooks, essentially confirming the IDC analyst's prediction. 

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/19/chromebooks-gaining-on-ipads-in-school-sector/?_r=0___

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2015-08-23 15:17:23 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

2015: the year of the Chromebook.

In 2014 shipments of Chromebooks to the education sector in the US were up 310 percent. Chromebooks are fast closing in on Apple and Microsoft for education sales. The numbers for Chromebook are truly amazing. In fact by some metrics Chromebooks are now the number one seller to schools for notebook-type devices.

Check this statement from an IDC analyst in a recent report on sales to the school market in the US. 

"Even if Microsoft is #1 in volume, and Apple #1 in revenue, from the growth perspective nobody one can beat Chromebooks."

For the first half of 2015 Chromebooks are out-shipping Windows desktops and notebooks, essentially confirming the IDC analyst's prediction. 

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/19/chromebooks-gaining-on-ipads-in-school-sector/?_r=0

2015: the year of the Chromebook.

In 2014 shipments of Chromebooks to the education sector in the US were up 310 percent. Chromebooks are fast closing in on Apple and Microsoft for education sales. The numbers for Chromebook are truly amazing. In fact by some metrics Chromebooks are now the number one seller to schools for notebook-type devices.

Check this statement from an IDC analyst in a recent report on sales to the school market in the US. 

"Even if Microsoft is #1 in volume, and Apple #1 in revenue, from the growth perspective nobody one can beat Chromebooks."

For the first half of 2015 Chromebooks are out-shipping Windows desktops and notebooks, essentially confirming the IDC analyst's prediction. 

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/19/chromebooks-gaining-on-ipads-in-school-sector/?_r=0___

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2015-08-23 15:13:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

2015: the year of the Chromebook.

In 2014 shipments of Chromebooks to the education sector in the US were up 310 percent. Chromebooks are fast closing in on Apple and Microsoft for education sales. The numbers for Chromebook are truly amazing. In fact by some metrics Chromebooks are now the number one seller to schools for notebook-type devices.

Check this statement from an IDC analyst in a recent report on sales to the school market in the US. 

"Even if Microsoft is #1 in volume, and Apple #1 in revenue, from the growth perspective nobody one can beat Chromebooks."

For the first half of 2015 Chromebooks are out-shipping Windows desktops and notebooks, essentially confirming the IDC analyst's prediction. 

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/19/chromebooks-gaining-on-ipads-in-school-sector/?_r=0

2015: the year of the Chromebook.

In 2014 shipments of Chromebooks to the education sector in the US were up 310 percent. Chromebooks are fast closing in on Apple and Microsoft for education sales. The numbers for Chromebook are truly amazing. In fact by some metrics Chromebooks are now the number one seller to schools for notebook-type devices.

Check this statement from an IDC analyst in a recent report on sales to the school market in the US. 

"Even if Microsoft is #1 in volume, and Apple #1 in revenue, from the growth perspective nobody one can beat Chromebooks."

For the first half of 2015 Chromebooks are out-shipping Windows desktops and notebooks, essentially confirming the IDC analyst's prediction. 

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/19/chromebooks-gaining-on-ipads-in-school-sector/?_r=0___

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2015-08-23 14:59:23 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Quantum physics explained by Hans Bethe.

Bethe won the 1967 Nobel Prize in physics for his explanations of energy production in stars.

Quantum Physics Made Relatively Simple: A Quick Free Course from Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Hans Bethe___Quantum physics explained by Hans Bethe.

Bethe won the 1967 Nobel Prize in physics for his explanations of energy production in stars.

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2015-08-23 02:50:30 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Wall of smoke from Washington State forest fires enters BC

Washington state and British Columbia are each facing numerous forest fires this drought-stricken summer. The fires in Washington are truly massive. Today, as you see in the photo below, smoke in the form of a large cloud sheet, from the Washington fires has begun entering BC. Here's how it looks from my vantage point. 

Wall of smoke from Washington State forest fires enters BC

Washington state and British Columbia are each facing numerous forest fires this drought-stricken summer. The fires in Washington are truly massive. Today, as you see in the photo below, smoke in the form of a large cloud sheet, from the Washington fires has begun entering BC. Here's how it looks from my vantage point. ___

2015-08-22 23:03:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Let's speculate on what Google may have in store with its September 2 media event for education.

Actually, I'm guessing it's for education. If it is we can throw out updates to Docs/Drive as likely on the list, and no doubt further capabilities for Classroom. The Chromebook side has been quiet of late. Google did recently acquire Launchpad Toys so there's a possible item to include. Google Cardboard may figure in there too. 

What do you think?

Let's speculate on what Google may have in store with its September 2 media event for education.

Actually, I'm guessing it's for education. If it is we can throw out updates to Docs/Drive as likely on the list, and no doubt further capabilities for Classroom. The Chromebook side has been quiet of late. Google did recently acquire Launchpad Toys so there's a possible item to include. Google Cardboard may figure in there too. 

What do you think?___

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2015-08-22 22:24:08 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

More speculation on Google's plans for Docs, Classroom etc. at a September 2 press conference.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2974140/software-productivity/google-to-update-tools-for-students-and-teachers.html

More speculation on Google's plans for Docs, Classroom etc. at a September 2 press conference.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2974140/software-productivity/google-to-update-tools-for-students-and-teachers.html___

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2015-08-22 22:16:17 (16 comments, 5 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Acer and Microsoft release their Chromebook-like Cloudbook at $190

I say Chromebook-like but of course it isn't in the sense that you still have an operating system, Windows 10 in this case, separate from the browser. What you do have here is a 32 GB drive, presumably an SSD. 

At $190 this machine could make quite a splash. Oh, we'll have the usual comments about too little RAM, 768 vertical screen etc. but this will likely be a solid seller for Acer. 

http://www.windowscentral.com/32gb-acer-aspire-one-cloudbook-windows-10-launches-189

Acer and Microsoft release their Chromebook-like Cloudbook at $190

I say Chromebook-like but of course it isn't in the sense that you still have an operating system, Windows 10 in this case, separate from the browser. What you do have here is a 32 GB drive, presumably an SSD. 

At $190 this machine could make quite a splash. Oh, we'll have the usual comments about too little RAM, 768 vertical screen etc. but this will likely be a solid seller for Acer. 

http://www.windowscentral.com/32gb-acer-aspire-one-cloudbook-windows-10-launches-189___

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2015-08-22 15:56:09 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Good month as measured by views here on Google+

Not exactly sure what constitutes a "view" here on Google+ but there have been a few spectacular days over the past thirty that have pushed my total past 11 million. Still haven't hit 50 k followers but one of these days ...

Irrespective of numbers I just love using Google+. Who needs a blogging service when you have G+?

Good month as measured by views here on Google+

Not exactly sure what constitutes a "view" here on Google+ but there have been a few spectacular days over the past thirty that have pushed my total past 11 million. Still haven't hit 50 k followers but one of these days ...

Irrespective of numbers I just love using Google+. Who needs a blogging service when you have G+?___

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2015-08-22 15:12:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Fascinating look at current North-South Korea tensions.

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2015/08/21/kim-jong-un-south-korea/

Fascinating look at current North-South Korea tensions.

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2015/08/21/kim-jong-un-south-korea/___

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2015-08-22 04:42:04 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

A wonderful variation on the basement model train set.

Nine locomotives and 228 cars, coupled with a spiral track layout and a crossover for a continuous loop.

Mesmerizing.

A wonderful variation on the basement model train set.

Nine locomotives and 228 cars, coupled with a spiral track layout and a crossover for a continuous loop.

Mesmerizing.___

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2015-08-22 02:02:13 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Bitcoin virtual ATM simplifies acquisition of the cryptocurrency.

Here we see a typical smartphone functioning in the manner of a BTC ATM. 

http://gonetcoins.com

Bitcoin virtual ATM simplifies acquisition of the cryptocurrency.

Here we see a typical smartphone functioning in the manner of a BTC ATM. 

http://gonetcoins.com___

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2015-08-22 01:54:53 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 beats the iPhone 6 in this test.

Of the cameras in the respective smartphones. 

http://www.techinsider.io/cameras-showdown-iphone-6-plus-vs-galaxy-note-5-2015-8

Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 beats the iPhone 6 in this test.

Of the cameras in the respective smartphones. 

http://www.techinsider.io/cameras-showdown-iphone-6-plus-vs-galaxy-note-5-2015-8___

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2015-08-22 01:53:54 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

A simple change that may save you money on your Internet bill.

http://www.techinsider.io/its-really-easy-to-save-a-bunch-of-money-on-your-internet-bill-2015-8

A simple change that may save you money on your Internet bill.

http://www.techinsider.io/its-really-easy-to-save-a-bunch-of-money-on-your-internet-bill-2015-8___

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2015-08-22 01:49:13 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Mars One: a house of cards with no realistic chance of success.

Two MIT students pick apart the Mars One project and demonstrate that its chances of success are pretty much nil.

http://www.techinsider.io/mars-one-mit-students-mission-not-feasible-debate-2015-8

Mars One: a house of cards with no realistic chance of success.

Two MIT students pick apart the Mars One project and demonstrate that its chances of success are pretty much nil.

http://www.techinsider.io/mars-one-mit-students-mission-not-feasible-debate-2015-8___

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2015-08-21 16:42:26 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Google Docs, Classroom updates coming September 2.

Details scarce. 

http://www.talkandroid.com/261930-google-announcing-updates-to-its-productivity-tools-on-september-2/

Google Docs, Classroom updates coming September 2.

Details scarce. 

http://www.talkandroid.com/261930-google-announcing-updates-to-its-productivity-tools-on-september-2/___

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