LED Day – 92

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Day of July 1st 2014

  • Vituperation: to use bitter and abusive language.
  • Facetune is a dedicated selfie (photo) editor app. It has just made it onto the Android platform!
  • Phenibut is a synthetic anxiolytic drug which is capable of lowering stress levels & in some cases improving neurological function. It is part of a (Russian) cosmonaut’s first aid kit.
  • An anxiolytic drug is medication that inhibits stress. It acts as an anti-panic or anti-anxiety drug.
  • An anxiogenic drug is medication which is designed to increase or cause anxiety/stress.

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LED Day – 91

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Day of June 30th 2014

  • Saudi Aramco is the national Saudi Arabian Oil Company. The company has access to the world’s largest crude oil reserves & has the highest daily oil production of any oil company in the world.
  • Google Drive storage extends up to 30 Terabytes. (30 TB service costs $300 per month)
  • It is Batman’s 75th anniversary of comic existence!
  • In quantum mechanics, reality exists in a set of frames which tie together to provide a fluid living/conscious experience. It is proposed that there are 40 moments of consciousness per second.
  • Opprobrium: very harsh criticism

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  • While doing research on the Middle East, I came across info on Saudi Aramco.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARAMCO

  • Out of curiosity, I hit the Manage button (by my data usage)  at the bottom of my Gmail page.
  • Google Play.
  • I was reading an article about cameras that were timed to capture moments eclipsed in reality. Unfortunately, without a Wi-Fi connection to my laptop, I can’t post the link of the article.
  • This word came up in an opinion piece I was reading online.

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LED Day – 90

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Day of June 29th 2014

  • There is a travel association called Women Travel Together (WTT). The organization takes small groups of women on guided tours of popular travel destinations.
  • Truvía is a stevia based “natural” sugar substitute developed by Coca-Cola Company & Cargill.
  • Stevia is an herb native to South America. It serves as a substitute sweetener; the extract of this plant is about 300 times sweeter than sugar.
  • When speaking American English, the h in herb is not pronounced, and therefore the word “an” is appropriate before the word “herb“. The British however, do pronounce the h in herb; therefore the word “a” would precede the word “herb“.
  • There are different grades of acrylic paint. Namely: Student GradeArtist Grade. Artist grade has higher pigment levels, wider color choice, more paint coverage & less color shift than the student grade paint.
  • Paint coverage is how well one color/coat of paint covers another.
  • Color shift is the change in color of paint after it dries. All paints become slightly darker when dried.

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LED Day – 89

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Day of June 28th 2014

  • The ACLU is the American Civil Liberties Union.
  • You always have the right to remain silent when confronted by police officers of any sort.
  • There’s a website by the name of: http://www.logoshi.com which builds “professional looking” logos based off a user provided internet sketch.
  • If you add periods or plus signs into your Gmail address, the emails will still reach you. (i.e: johnsmith@gmail.com can be written as john.smith@gmail.com OR john+smith@gmail.com)
  • The Wahhabi movement/interpretation is an orthodox or ultra-conservative branch of Islam. The Wahhabi school of Islam is prominent in Saudi Arabia & Qatar.

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LED Day – 88

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Day of June 27th 2014

  • Modern culture in India has led to a re-imagining of the traditional deities (Gods and Goddesses). The deities are now physically fit and look appropriate in the new graphic novels that they appear in. Many contend that the new images better serve the idea of might, power & beauty recognizable today, while others criticize the productions for equating the deities to comic book superheroes.
  • Most sponges (used for cleaning purposes) are made of cellulose wood fibers or plastic polymers. Natural sponges are not as common, and are usually used as body scrubs.
  • There are squeegee tube clasps for toothpaste, which enable you to get all your toothpaste out of every tube.
  • Ronald Wayne was an original co-founder of Apple, and sold his 10% share of the company for $800 very early on.
  • There are lots of scam sites based overseas promising to deliver products to relatives in other countries.

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LED Day – 87

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Day of June 26th 2014

  • A recent study at Cornell University suggests that restaurant menus without $ (read: dollar signs) causes people to spend a significantly higher amount of money.
  • ISIS is a jihadi organization operating in the Middle East. ISIS has been the subject of much attention because of their recent conquest of Mosul (city in Iraq) & their seemingly endless funding.
  • Mount Beacon (in New York State) is a hiking trail. It is 3 miles up the trail and 1 mile down and provides a spectacular hillside view from the top.
  • Lollapalooza: A particularly impressive person or thing.
  • Lollapalooza is also a 3 day music festival in the city of Chicago. It is always held in early August.

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LED Day – 86

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Day of June 25th 2014

  • Proclivity: A tendency to choose or do something regularly.
  • Gavel: A small mallet or ceremonial hammer used on a flat surface to gather attention.
  • The Mac OS counterpart of the file explorer (windows) is called the Finder.
  • Weasel Words: “Words and phrases aimed at creating an impression that something specific and meaningful has been said, when in fact only a vague or ambiguous claim has been communicated.”
  • The ASUS Zenbook is the latest ultrabook produced by the company. It is very highly rated and challenges the Macbook Pro.

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