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Peter Vogel

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Teacher | Network Admin | Journalist | Technology Enthusiast | CERN HST2011

Occupation: Teacher: Physics, Information and Commmunications Technology; Journalist; Network Administrator; Amateur Radio Operator

Followers: 51,665

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Russell Bateman16,609testing new cameralive moon test2014-06-11 00:00:0012  
NASA3,038,053Having 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 16:30:008295  
Peter Vogel51,665Canada 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 22:30:0054  

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2017-08-14 17:08:23 (39 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Can the plane move foward after take off?

Most reshares: 6

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2017-08-11 06:58:31 (1 comments; 6 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Gorgeous interactive map of how Eclipse 2017 will play out in your location.

Follow the link here:

http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages/solar_eclipses/TSE_2017_GoogleMapFull.html

Most plusones: 62

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2017-08-19 14:45:28 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 62 +1s; )Open 

Here comes Android Oreo.

Yes, Oreo. Rollout coinciding with #Eclipse2017.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/08/18/google-android-o-event-august-21st-coincide-eclipse/

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2017-08-19 20:57:44 (6 comments; 3 reshares; 40 +1s; )Open 

Ready for #Eclipse2017 in Canada.

Here's my little setup for August 21. I can project a fairly large image of the sun, and the sun spots have gorgeous detail. I will have the telescope set up in the front yard so passersby can look in and learn a little about the sun.

The sunspot set I've been following for several days now should be pretty much in the centre of the solar disk come eclipse time.

This telescope is the Skywatcher ED80 and I am using a 6 mm eyepiece.
I will have (approved) eclipse glasses as well for anyone that wants to look at the sun that way.

In case anyone is wondering how the telescope gets aligned with the sun ... with my back to the sun I look in the top and of the telescope. The lens is quite a way back from the opening so I just move the barrel of the telescope until I see no shadow from the barrel on the... more »

Ready for #Eclipse2017 in Canada.

Here's my little setup for August 21. I can project a fairly large image of the sun, and the sun spots have gorgeous detail. I will have the telescope set up in the front yard so passersby can look in and learn a little about the sun.

The sunspot set I've been following for several days now should be pretty much in the centre of the solar disk come eclipse time.

This telescope is the Skywatcher ED80 and I am using a 6 mm eyepiece.
I will have (approved) eclipse glasses as well for anyone that wants to look at the sun that way.

In case anyone is wondering how the telescope gets aligned with the sun ... with my back to the sun I look in the top and of the telescope. The lens is quite a way back from the opening so I just move the barrel of the telescope until I see no shadow from the barrel on the lens itself. The telescope is now pretty much pointing at the sun. I then use the motorized controller to make a small adjustment until the image appears on the cardboard screen.___

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2017-08-19 14:45:28 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 62 +1s; )Open 

Here comes Android Oreo.

Yes, Oreo. Rollout coinciding with #Eclipse2017.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/08/18/google-android-o-event-august-21st-coincide-eclipse/

Here comes Android Oreo.

Yes, Oreo. Rollout coinciding with #Eclipse2017.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/08/18/google-android-o-event-august-21st-coincide-eclipse/___

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2017-08-19 08:29:56 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 38 +1s; )Open 

Five ways to safely view the solar eclipse: #Eclipse2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqMN3cVxUk4

Five ways to safely view the solar eclipse: #Eclipse2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqMN3cVxUk4___

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2017-08-19 01:47:33 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Practicing solar projection for #Eclipse2017

Here's my simple setup. A telescope. A piece of cardboard.

OK, the telescope is a decent one, and it is on a solid stand. That's key. The telescope is pointed to the sun. How? By looking into the barrel and moving the telescope until there are no shadows. The eyepiece is a low powered one.

A slight movement may be needed to bring the sun onto the cardboard screen. It can then be focused and the cardboard moved backward or forwards to increase or decrease the image size.

With this particular setup, an image of roughly 25 cm in diameter is easily produced. It is sharp and bright and sunspots are easily seen, in some detail.

https://youtu.be/z2cOIofMz6c

Practicing solar projection for #Eclipse2017

Here's my simple setup. A telescope. A piece of cardboard.

OK, the telescope is a decent one, and it is on a solid stand. That's key. The telescope is pointed to the sun. How? By looking into the barrel and moving the telescope until there are no shadows. The eyepiece is a low powered one.

A slight movement may be needed to bring the sun onto the cardboard screen. It can then be focused and the cardboard moved backward or forwards to increase or decrease the image size.

With this particular setup, an image of roughly 25 cm in diameter is easily produced. It is sharp and bright and sunspots are easily seen, in some detail.

https://youtu.be/z2cOIofMz6c
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2017-08-19 00:19:32 (3 comments; 4 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

Non-Newtonian fluid speed bumps: what a terrific idea!

This speed bump is filled with non-Newtonian fluid, meaning it doesn't react the way normal liquid does. In the case of this speed bump, cars going slowly won't even notice it's there. Too fast, though, and it'll harden. ___Non-Newtonian fluid speed bumps: what a terrific idea!

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2017-08-18 19:30:04 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

The history of eclipse prediction.

It's pretty sophisticated and the basics were figured out around 2000 years ago.

Now we even take into account the three-dimensional mapping of the moon.

http://www.popsci.com/people-have-been-able-to-predict-eclipses-for-really-long-time-heres-how

The history of eclipse prediction.

It's pretty sophisticated and the basics were figured out around 2000 years ago.

Now we even take into account the three-dimensional mapping of the moon.

http://www.popsci.com/people-have-been-able-to-predict-eclipses-for-really-long-time-heres-how___

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2017-08-18 19:05:12 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

YouTube TV expansion means 50% of US now served.

The upstart TV service with some 50 networks has added and additional 13 cities, with more to come in short order.

It's a big deal for the $35/month service. It may well attract cord-cutters and cord-nevers.

https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/17/youtube-tv-now-available-to-50-of-u-s-households/

YouTube TV expansion means 50% of US now served.

The upstart TV service with some 50 networks has added and additional 13 cities, with more to come in short order.

It's a big deal for the $35/month service. It may well attract cord-cutters and cord-nevers.

https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/17/youtube-tv-now-available-to-50-of-u-s-households/___

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2017-08-18 16:47:42 (7 comments; 3 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

It's pretty hard to beat Earth when it comes to solar eclipses.

Especially the total ones.

The Earth-Moon combination is certainly unique, at least so far. A bit of bad news here though. With the Earth-Moon separation increasing over time, in some 600 million years or so the moon will be too far away for total solar eclipses.

Here's a look at what we might expect elsewhere, both in the solar system here and in the Trappist-1 system.

http://physicstoday.scitation.org/do/10.1063/PT.6.1.20170817a/full/

It's pretty hard to beat Earth when it comes to solar eclipses.

Especially the total ones.

The Earth-Moon combination is certainly unique, at least so far. A bit of bad news here though. With the Earth-Moon separation increasing over time, in some 600 million years or so the moon will be too far away for total solar eclipses.

Here's a look at what we might expect elsewhere, both in the solar system here and in the Trappist-1 system.

http://physicstoday.scitation.org/do/10.1063/PT.6.1.20170817a/full/ ___

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2017-08-17 23:32:59 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Practicing for #Eclipse2017.

Can't make it to Oregon so I will be content with 90% or so here in the Vancouver area. And I will set up for neighborhood viewing on the projection "screen" and with approved solar glasses.

Today there is a fine cluster of sunspots to be seen.

Practicing for #Eclipse2017.

Can't make it to Oregon so I will be content with 90% or so here in the Vancouver area. And I will set up for neighborhood viewing on the projection "screen" and with approved solar glasses.

Today there is a fine cluster of sunspots to be seen.___

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2017-08-17 21:02:52 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Updating Synscan for my telescope...

Thanks to this helpful YouTube video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ywcu0Obzju0

Updating Synscan for my telescope...

Thanks to this helpful YouTube video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ywcu0Obzju0___

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2017-08-17 15:45:47 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Quick facts: #Eclipse2017

Does the eclipse touch countries besides the United States?

As the NASA-JPL Eclipse site shows, although the path of totality is entirely within the continental United States, the partial nature of the eclipse will be visible from Canada, Mexico, other Central American countries and in the Caribbean.

Here is the link to the NASA-JPL eclipse viewer:

https://eyes.jpl.nasa.gov/eyes-on-eclipse-web-app.html

This can be slow to load. Be prepared to wait for about 30 seconds.

The second photo shows the projection method I will use to view the eclipse and share with passersby here in Vancouver.

Quick facts: #Eclipse2017

Does the eclipse touch countries besides the United States?

As the NASA-JPL Eclipse site shows, although the path of totality is entirely within the continental United States, the partial nature of the eclipse will be visible from Canada, Mexico, other Central American countries and in the Caribbean.

Here is the link to the NASA-JPL eclipse viewer:

https://eyes.jpl.nasa.gov/eyes-on-eclipse-web-app.html

This can be slow to load. Be prepared to wait for about 30 seconds.

The second photo shows the projection method I will use to view the eclipse and share with passersby here in Vancouver.___

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2017-08-17 15:33:05 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Google Docs updates.

Google Docs continues to improve. ___Google Docs updates.

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2017-08-16 21:36:22 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Transportation armageddon coming to Oregon for #Eclipse2017?


Maybe! State agencies have been planning for a year but they say there are limits to what freeways and state highways can handle.

http://www.oregonlive.com/eclipse/2017/08/eclipse_2017_miles-long_traffi.html

Transportation armageddon coming to Oregon for #Eclipse2017?


Maybe! State agencies have been planning for a year but they say there are limits to what freeways and state highways can handle.

http://www.oregonlive.com/eclipse/2017/08/eclipse_2017_miles-long_traffi.html
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2017-08-16 21:34:16 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

So you thought the impact from cyber attacks was minimal?

Think again.

Shipping giant Maersk (they probably handled the laptop or mobile on which you are reading this) says that the recent Petya/NotPetya ransomware attack has cost it some $300 million.

The company says that it lost no third-party data as part of the attack. It isn't clear whether Maersk paid the $300 ransom, payable in Bitcoin.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/16/maersk-says-notpetya-cyberattack-could-cost-300-million.html

So you thought the impact from cyber attacks was minimal?

Think again.

Shipping giant Maersk (they probably handled the laptop or mobile on which you are reading this) says that the recent Petya/NotPetya ransomware attack has cost it some $300 million.

The company says that it lost no third-party data as part of the attack. It isn't clear whether Maersk paid the $300 ransom, payable in Bitcoin.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/16/maersk-says-notpetya-cyberattack-could-cost-300-million.html___

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2017-08-16 18:33:01 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Google Home phone calls come to US, Canada.


https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/8/16/16155994/google-home-voice-calling-feature-now-available

Google Home phone calls come to US, Canada.


https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/8/16/16155994/google-home-voice-calling-feature-now-available___

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2017-08-16 17:36:18 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Google ramps up collaborative features in GSuite.

Improves revision features.

https://www.blog.google/products/g-suite/get-same-page-new-google-docs-features-power-team-collaboration/

Google ramps up collaborative features in GSuite.

Improves revision features.

https://www.blog.google/products/g-suite/get-same-page-new-google-docs-features-power-team-collaboration/___

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2017-08-16 16:57:13 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

This morning's GSuite changes ...

https://www.blog.google/products/g-suite/get-same-page-new-google-docs-features-power-team-collaboration/

This morning's GSuite changes ...

https://www.blog.google/products/g-suite/get-same-page-new-google-docs-features-power-team-collaboration/___

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2017-08-16 16:00:35 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

The old Netflix account scam.

Your account has expired. Re-enter your information. We'll use your credit card data for other things! "Don't worry, you will not be charged for the days you missed."

The old Netflix account scam.

Your account has expired. Re-enter your information. We'll use your credit card data for other things! "Don't worry, you will not be charged for the days you missed."
___

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2017-08-16 15:41:32 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Quick facts #Eclipse2017:

What can I see in Canada?

Well, for starters, the path of totality does not touch Canada. The best that can be expected in Canada is the moon blocking off about 90% of the sun's surface.

Will that mean an appreciable difference in apparent brightness? No, not really.

Quick facts #Eclipse2017:

What can I see in Canada?

Well, for starters, the path of totality does not touch Canada. The best that can be expected in Canada is the moon blocking off about 90% of the sun's surface.

Will that mean an appreciable difference in apparent brightness? No, not really.

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2017-08-16 06:21:58 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

America unified by sun, moon and history.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/for-one-day-a-fractured-country-will-be-united-by-sun-moon-and-history/2017/08/15/fe9cbc5c-7ea2-11e7-83c7-5bd5460f0d7e_story.html?utm_term=.c6c54abffb97

America unified by sun, moon and history.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/for-one-day-a-fractured-country-will-be-united-by-sun-moon-and-history/2017/08/15/fe9cbc5c-7ea2-11e7-83c7-5bd5460f0d7e_story.html?utm_term=.c6c54abffb97___

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2017-08-16 00:32:15 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

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2017-08-15 17:24:36 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

$600 swing in Bitcoin valuation.

That would be $600 in a downward direction, briefly taking the cryptocurrency below $4000, before swinging back up by $250 or so.

The net drop has brought the market cap for BTC back below $70 billion.

$600 swing in Bitcoin valuation.

That would be $600 in a downward direction, briefly taking the cryptocurrency below $4000, before swinging back up by $250 or so.

The net drop has brought the market cap for BTC back below $70 billion.___

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2017-08-15 16:28:22 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Quick facts #Eclipse2017:

Totality comes ashore in Oregon at 10:15 am PDT and leaves South Carolina at 2:50 pm EDT. Duration: 1h 35 min.

Quick facts #Eclipse2017:

Totality comes ashore in Oregon at 10:15 am PDT and leaves South Carolina at 2:50 pm EDT. Duration: 1h 35 min.___

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2017-08-15 06:19:53 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

This is potentially good news.

Google is reportedly testing a long overdue UI update for Calendar http://engt.co/2uVVW7D___This is potentially good news.

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2017-08-15 01:16:43 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

Practicing for Eclipse 2017.

It won't be total here in the Vancouver area. It will reach almost 90% though.

I will set up for anyone in the neighborhood that wants to take a look. And I'll have plastic solar glasses on hand too.

With this arrangement I was able to see a sunspot pair near the limb of the sun today.

Practicing for Eclipse 2017.

It won't be total here in the Vancouver area. It will reach almost 90% though.

I will set up for anyone in the neighborhood that wants to take a look. And I'll have plastic solar glasses on hand too.

With this arrangement I was able to see a sunspot pair near the limb of the sun today.___

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2017-08-14 17:08:23 (39 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

An oldie but goody that resurfaces from time-to-time.

Can the plane move foward after take off?___An oldie but goody that resurfaces from time-to-time.

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2017-08-14 16:59:40 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Everything you wanted to know about VPNs.

My intro to VPN basics.___Everything you wanted to know about VPNs.

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2017-08-14 16:49:15 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

$4300! Bitcoin not only crosses $4k, it blows on to $4300.

And a market cap now well past $70 billion (by way of comparison, the market cap for GM is somewhere back at $56 billion).

What's driving the new valuation?

About 50% of all Bitcoin acquisition occurs in three markets: 25% in the US, and the other 25% about evenly split between Japan and South Korea (where BTC is legal tender). In recent days there has been an uptick in Japanese demand for BTC.

The chart below shows the most recent 24 h activity in BTC as reported by the coindesk site.

https://www.coindesk.com/price/

$4300! Bitcoin not only crosses $4k, it blows on to $4300.

And a market cap now well past $70 billion (by way of comparison, the market cap for GM is somewhere back at $56 billion).

What's driving the new valuation?

About 50% of all Bitcoin acquisition occurs in three markets: 25% in the US, and the other 25% about evenly split between Japan and South Korea (where BTC is legal tender). In recent days there has been an uptick in Japanese demand for BTC.

The chart below shows the most recent 24 h activity in BTC as reported by the coindesk site.

https://www.coindesk.com/price/
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2017-08-13 19:12:14 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Bitcoin holding solidly above $4000.

As market cap closes in on $70 billion.

It's been an amazing run for the cryptocurrency, quadrupling in value since the start of the year, and doubling in less than a month since a July pull-back.

BTC has exhibited some of this sort of volatility previously. Up until two days ago, the recent rally had also pulled along #2 cryptocurrency Ethereum, bringing it to 50% of BTC's market cap.

However the most recent surge has seen BTC pull away from Ethereum and the latter is now back to roughly 41% of BTC's market cap.


Bitcoin holding solidly above $4000.

As market cap closes in on $70 billion.

It's been an amazing run for the cryptocurrency, quadrupling in value since the start of the year, and doubling in less than a month since a July pull-back.

BTC has exhibited some of this sort of volatility previously. Up until two days ago, the recent rally had also pulled along #2 cryptocurrency Ethereum, bringing it to 50% of BTC's market cap.

However the most recent surge has seen BTC pull away from Ethereum and the latter is now back to roughly 41% of BTC's market cap.


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2017-08-13 18:46:45 (5 comments; 4 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

A Brief History of Women in Computing.

A worthwhile article to read following the post-Damore week at Google.


https://hackernoon.com/a-brief-history-of-women-in-computing-e7253ac24306

A Brief History of Women in Computing.

A worthwhile article to read following the post-Damore week at Google.


https://hackernoon.com/a-brief-history-of-women-in-computing-e7253ac24306___

2017-08-13 07:27:18 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Amazon takes proactive measures on potentially unsafe #Eclipse2017 glasses

PLEASE DOUBLE AND TRIPLE CHECK ALL YOUR SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING DEVICE SO YOU AND YOUR LIVED ONE DON'T GO BLIND!!!

This is awesome. After I received these, I determined they were NOT compliant, so I was dreading the red tape of sending them back. Fortunately, Amazon to the initiative and is automatically giving me my money back without me having to send them back. Now, I can just crush them and toss'em in the garbage.
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Hello,

We’re writing to provide you with important safety information about the eclipse products you purchased on Amazon (order #xxxxxxxx for Daylight Sky G021 Plastic Solar Eclipse Glasses with Carry Case, Adult Size, Cool Style and Look, CE and ISO Tested, Safe Solar Viewing, (3 Glasses and 3 Cases), 3 Piece).

To protect your eyes when viewing the sun or an eclipse, NASA and the American Astronomical Society (AAS) advise you to use solar eclipse glasses or other solar filters from recommended manufacturers. Viewing the sun or an eclipse using any other glasses or filters could result in loss of vision or permanent blindness.

Amazon has not received confirmation from the supplier of your order that they sourced the item from a recommended manufacturer. We recommend that you DO NOT use this product to view the sun or the eclipse.

Amazon is applying a balance for the purchase price to Your Account (please allow 7-10 days for this to appear on Your Account). There is no need for you to return the product. You can view your available balance and activity here:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/css/gc/balance/

For more information about safely viewing a solar eclipse please see the NASA and AAS websites.

If you purchased this item for someone else, please pass along this information to the recipient.

We hope to see you again soon.

Sincerely,

Customer Service
Amazon.com


___Amazon takes proactive measures on potentially unsafe #Eclipse2017 glasses

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2017-08-13 07:03:49 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Continuing run-up for Bitcoin.

BTC crossed $4000 today. The past week or so Ethereum has gained on BTC, reaching 50% of Bitcoin's market cap.

However, as of Saturday evening, Bitcoin was pulling away from Ethereum as the latter's market cap dropped to 41% of its rival's market cap.

Continuing run-up for Bitcoin.

BTC crossed $4000 today. The past week or so Ethereum has gained on BTC, reaching 50% of Bitcoin's market cap.

However, as of Saturday evening, Bitcoin was pulling away from Ethereum as the latter's market cap dropped to 41% of its rival's market cap.

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2017-08-13 07:00:49 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Coding boot camps facing a tough road: 8 players have recently shut down.

It's a crowded field and the business model is not straightforward. Audrey Watters first wrote about this in her Hack Education blog last month.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-bootcamps-enterprise-idUSKBN1AP2D7

Coding boot camps facing a tough road: 8 players have recently shut down.

It's a crowded field and the business model is not straightforward. Audrey Watters first wrote about this in her Hack Education blog last month.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-bootcamps-enterprise-idUSKBN1AP2D7___

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2017-08-13 02:59:35 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Wonderful clouds forming over Vancouver.

Sure these clouds foretell rain, but after weeks of sunshine we can't complain. The skies the past week have been obscured by smoke from forest fires. Today an onshore flow drove the smoke back behind the mountains.

The more spectacular of these cloud shots were taken with a wide-angle lens.

Wonderful clouds forming over Vancouver.

Sure these clouds foretell rain, but after weeks of sunshine we can't complain. The skies the past week have been obscured by smoke from forest fires. Today an onshore flow drove the smoke back behind the mountains.

The more spectacular of these cloud shots were taken with a wide-angle lens.
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2017-08-12 16:02:39 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Experimenting with SDR: software-defined radio.

It's completely new to me. Right now I'm testing the Android Radio Receiver app that decodes an SDR that I have plugged into a USB port on my Chromebook.

Experimenting with SDR: software-defined radio.

It's completely new to me. Right now I'm testing the Android Radio Receiver app that decodes an SDR that I have plugged into a USB port on my Chromebook.___

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2017-08-11 06:58:31 (1 comments; 6 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Gorgeous interactive map of how Eclipse 2017 will play out in your location.

Follow the link here:

http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages/solar_eclipses/TSE_2017_GoogleMapFull.html

Gorgeous interactive map of how Eclipse 2017 will play out in your location.

Follow the link here:

http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages/solar_eclipses/TSE_2017_GoogleMapFull.html___

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2017-08-11 06:50:57 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Gorgeous interactive map to show Eclipse 2017 details for any location.

Here's the map zoomed into the Vancouver BC area.

And here is the link for the full map.

http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages/solar_eclipses/TSE_2017_GoogleMapFull.html

Gorgeous interactive map to show Eclipse 2017 details for any location.

Here's the map zoomed into the Vancouver BC area.

And here is the link for the full map.

http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages/solar_eclipses/TSE_2017_GoogleMapFull.html___

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2017-08-11 06:14:54 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Is the end nigh for SoundCloud?

Not long ago SoundCloud was a rumored takeover target for Spotify. It didn't happen. Today SoundCloud seems to be holding on desperately.

https://www.axios.com/soundcloud-asks-investors-to-support-rescue-deal-2471398461.html

Is the end nigh for SoundCloud?

Not long ago SoundCloud was a rumored takeover target for Spotify. It didn't happen. Today SoundCloud seems to be holding on desperately.

https://www.axios.com/soundcloud-asks-investors-to-support-rescue-deal-2471398461.html___

2017-08-11 01:49:47 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Satellite to ground quantum key distribution.

Here is the Nature abstract for what will surely be seen as a watershed development in physics and in secure communication.

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaap/ncurrent/full/nature23655.html?foxtrotcallback=true

Satellite to ground quantum key distribution.

Here is the Nature abstract for what will surely be seen as a watershed development in physics and in secure communication.

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaap/ncurrent/full/nature23655.html?foxtrotcallback=true ___

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2017-08-10 17:48:48 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Instant tethering comes to Chromebooks.

___Instant tethering comes to Chromebooks.

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2017-08-10 17:19:33 (6 comments; 3 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Chinese scientists demonstrate first satellite-to-ground quantum key distribution.


http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-08/10/c_136514705.htm

Chinese scientists demonstrate first satellite-to-ground quantum key distribution.


http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-08/10/c_136514705.htm___

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2017-08-10 17:06:05 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Microsoft Surface takes a hit from Consumer Reports.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/baig/2017/08/10/consumer-reports-pulls-recommendations-surface-laptops/554302001/

Microsoft Surface takes a hit from Consumer Reports.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/baig/2017/08/10/consumer-reports-pulls-recommendations-surface-laptops/554302001/___

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2017-08-10 16:54:16 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Bitcoin continues at or near all-time high valuation.

BTC remains at or near $3500. Its market cap is in excess of $57 billion.

With the one-week rally, Bitcoin has also pulled along Ethereum. In fact, Ethereum has gained on Bitcoin in terms of market cap. A week ago Ethereum had a market cap that was 40% that of Bitcoin's.

Yesterday, Ethereum was briefly at 50% of Bitcoin's market cap. Today it has pulled back slightly but it is still well ahead of where it stood a week ago.

Bitcoin continues at or near all-time high valuation.

BTC remains at or near $3500. Its market cap is in excess of $57 billion.

With the one-week rally, Bitcoin has also pulled along Ethereum. In fact, Ethereum has gained on Bitcoin in terms of market cap. A week ago Ethereum had a market cap that was 40% that of Bitcoin's.

Yesterday, Ethereum was briefly at 50% of Bitcoin's market cap. Today it has pulled back slightly but it is still well ahead of where it stood a week ago.

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2017-08-10 16:23:40 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Netflix singles out Canadian subscribers for a price increase!

https://mobilesyrup.com/2017/08/10/netflix-monthly-subscription-price-increase-canada/

Netflix singles out Canadian subscribers for a price increase!

https://mobilesyrup.com/2017/08/10/netflix-monthly-subscription-price-increase-canada/___

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2017-08-10 16:04:17 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Eclipse 2017: What you can see from your location.

Lots of interactive information here, even specific to your location.

https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2017-august-21

Eclipse 2017: What you can see from your location.

Lots of interactive information here, even specific to your location.

https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2017-august-21___

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2017-08-10 15:26:49 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

NASA Eclipse 2017 101

Solid overview of various ways to view the 2017 eclipse.

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety

And, various viewing methods to see the eclipse, from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

http://astrosociety.org/edu/publications/tnl/05/stars2.html

NASA Eclipse 2017 101

Solid overview of various ways to view the 2017 eclipse.

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety

And, various viewing methods to see the eclipse, from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

http://astrosociety.org/edu/publications/tnl/05/stars2.html___

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2017-08-10 04:58:23 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

New security service scours dark web for your email address.

Similar to HaveIBeenPwned.com. Quite interesting to look at. Basically this company is trying to monetize purloined accounts, or at least let users know in as timely a fashion as possible that their accounts are in circulation.

https://spycloud.com

New security service scours dark web for your email address.

Similar to HaveIBeenPwned.com. Quite interesting to look at. Basically this company is trying to monetize purloined accounts, or at least let users know in as timely a fashion as possible that their accounts are in circulation.

https://spycloud.com
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2017-08-09 16:26:43 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 


Build a sun funnel to attach to a telescope for group viewing of the solar eclipse.


https://www.astrosociety.org/tov/Build_a_Sun_Funnel2.pdf


Build a sun funnel to attach to a telescope for group viewing of the solar eclipse.


https://www.astrosociety.org/tov/Build_a_Sun_Funnel2.pdf___

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2017-08-09 14:18:22 (13 comments; 2 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Tesla Solar Roof: Deal or Dud?

Going by these numbers, mostly dud. This is a fascinating analysis.

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/08/08/tesla-solar-roof-deal-or-dud/

Note: the parent site, wattsupwiththat.com, is a largely discredited climate change denial site. Thanks to +Peter Speckmayer for pointing that out. I will let this post stand for now as it is interesting in its own right.

Tesla Solar Roof: Deal or Dud?

Going by these numbers, mostly dud. This is a fascinating analysis.

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/08/08/tesla-solar-roof-deal-or-dud/

Note: the parent site, wattsupwiththat.com, is a largely discredited climate change denial site. Thanks to +Peter Speckmayer for pointing that out. I will let this post stand for now as it is interesting in its own right. ___

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