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Day of March 2nd 2015

  • Frieza is getting a new form in a new DragonBall Z revival series! (Legit)
  • Skid Row is a neighborhood in downtown Los Angeles. The town is known for its large homeless population and others on margins of society (alcoholics, drug addicts, etc)
  • Caucasian Shepherd Dogs are a breed of dog often trained for security purposes due to their size, strong build, loyalty and ferocity.
  • There is a theory stating that the disorder known as ADHD, is actually just a social construct which describes attention related behaviors which don’t fit social norms.
  • http://www.rrrather.com is a site which hosts the game “Would you rather…”.

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  • Found this on Facebook!

    http://www.saiyanisland.com/2015/03/dragon-ball-z-revival-of-f-friezas-new-form-reveled-for-2015-movie/

  • Watched a video of police brutality (which took place in Skid Row) that has gone viral on Facebook; looked up the location afterwards.
  • A friend of mine sent a picture of a Caucasian Shepherd Dog to me; I asked what breed of dog I was looking at.
  • A friend of mine mentioned this theory to me. In the brief time I spent researching the issue, I came to the conclusion that this theory lacks credibility.
  • Facebook never fails to link to an excellent way to waste time.

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LED Day – 177

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Day of February 25th 2015

  • The Nikon D5500 is Nikon’s newest entry level camera. The new model has a touch screen, WiFi capabilities, and an upgraded sensor. (It comes off kinda like an extra powerful D5300.)
  • Kataragama is recognized as a God capable of helping with real world problems by several faiths and peoples. The God is revered in times of need by Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, and Muslims in South Asia.
  • A request is made of Kataragama, and in exchange, a worthy vow or claim is offered. If the supplicant’s prayers are answered, this “blessed” individual must fulfill the terms of his/her vow. Vows can be as extreme as hanging from hooks inserted into the (skin on the) back, walking on coals or burning branches, needle and rod piercings through the cheeks and skin, etc.
  • Moslem is an old/outdated way of saying Muslim. The spelling variant does not refer to a different group of people.
  • Rock salt and table salt are essentially the same product, and both can be used to clear snow from driveways and streets. Rock salt is used more commonly for snow removal purposes because the size each grain is cut to, is more practical for large areas.

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LED Day – 176

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Day of February 24th 2015

  • Purim is a Jewish holiday which commemorates the perseverance of the Hebrew people in light of a plot to eradicate them by the ancient Persian Empire. Purim is a parking holiday in NYC.
  • Ada Lovelace was an English mathematician and writer in the 19th century credited with writing what could have been the first ever algorithm to be executed by a computer.
  • Satoshi Tajiri created Pokémon in 1995. The franchise is owned by The Pokémon Company.
  • Birdman the rapper/record producer was born in Louisiana, and has a net worth of about $160 million.
  • This is a comprehensive list of free museums in NYC!

    http://www.nycgo.com/articles/free-nyc-museums

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  • I heard of Purim thanks to the NYC alternate side parking calendar. The holiday begins on (Wednesday) March 4th, and ends on (Thursday) March 5th.
  • Ada Lovelace came up in a video of 6 women who gave no fucks.
  • Random Wikipedia clicks.
  • I was talking to a friend about Birdman, and then looked him up.
  • Found this on NYCGO.com while looking for activities.

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LED Day – 175

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Day of February 22nd 2015

  • Luxury buildings in Manhattan (NYC) often have a separate entrance and wing for low income residents. This practice of having a separate entrance for affordable housing residents has recently come under fire in light of the city’s new high riser condo complex, and its proposed alternative entrance. Critics call these remote entrances “poor doors“.
  • Stephen Hawking suffers from a variant of ALS, which has robbed him of almost all voluntary motor function.
  • Swedish Fish is an unpleasant brand of gummy candy. (To be fair, I haven’t tried them.)
  • Diglossia is a situational reference to when one community speaks two distinct languages or dialects.
  • An audit is an “official” inspection of an individual or single entity’s accounts and financial information.

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LED Day – 174

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Day of February 20th 2015

  • Google cites this definition of a mixtape. “Mixtapes are a compilation of favorite pieces of music, typically by different artists, recorded onto a cassette tape or other medium by an individual.” This means that a mixtape can be considered an album.
  • Avadi is the name of a suburb in the city of Chennai (Capital city of Tamil Nadu state). [India]
  • Guido van Rossum is creator of the Python programming language. A full stable version of the language was available and established in 1991.
  • The Immigration Act of 1924 is also known as the Johnson Reed Act. The Johnson-Reed Act restricted immigration in the U.S. by permitting only 2% of any foreign country’s population to obtain visas (with applicable exceptions and clauses). This allowed Congress to be highly selective about immigrants.
  • IDLE Python Shell stands for: Integrated DeveLopment Environment.

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  • I’ve heard a lot of banter about whether Drake’s latest release: If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. Some are claiming it’s a mixtape while others are claiming it’s a full album. Turns out, the definitions can overlap.
  • I thought up the word on a whim, and Googled it.
  • Briefly covered the history of Python in comp sci class.
  • A lesson from her gender studies class!
  • Studying Python in comp sci!

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LED Day – 173

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Day of February 17th 2015

  • Mars One is an ambitious and legitimate project with the goal of establishing a permanent human colony on Mars.
  • Mars One has decided to release a competition (in the form of reality-TV) to occupy 100 spots for their planned Mars colony.
  • Red Lobster may have a decent clam chowder soup dish.
  • Gazprom is Russia’s state-run natural gas and energy provider. This giant company varies its prices between customers, based on the availability of an alternative. Countries in Western European are consistently given much lower rates than Eastern European states, because other sources of energy and infrastructure to produce usable energy is scarce in the East.
  • The ADA (American Disability Act of 1990) requires educational institutions to specially accommodate (to a certain extent) the needs of any student with a documented disability.

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LED Day – 172

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Day of February 15th 2015

  • Worldmapper.com is a site which catalogs map renders. The site hosts a variety of maps in which territories are resized by variable of interest. (e.g: population, income, total internet users, etc)
  • Lima is a personal cloud solution which links all of your storage devices (even across different OS’s) to an easily accessible personal network. The device has evolved from its Kickstarter campaign to become an actual product with a starting price of $150.
  • Some new studies suggest that skunk/potent/dank (strong-smelling) strains of cannabis link directly to more occurrences of psychosis.
  • In light of the recent deaths of Jews in European cities, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu publicly stated that there should be a mass immigration of all Jews to Israel.
  • Michele Ferrero, the creator of Nutella has passed away at age 89. He was Italy’s single richest man.

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