LED Day – 195

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Day of May 18th 2015

  • Al-Namrood is a Saudi Arabian black metal band whose members must live double lives and record in secrecy due to their home nation’s strict policy on “un-Islamic” media. Al-Namrood means “The non-believer“.
  • The Intel Compute Stick is $150. The device is essentially a plug in PC with limited processor power and even more limited wireless function.
  • Hotwire is a deal site which primarily serves hotels, but also packages cars and plane tickets.
  • Killer Whales (Orcas) are actually dolphins, not whales.
  • Dolphins have been used for military purposes by both Russian and American governments; the US Navy refutes using dolphins for offensive purposes.

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LED Day – 170

What is Project LED? Find out here

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Day of February 9th 2015

  • Camelback Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania offers cheap and family friendly snowtubing for $25 a person. The resort also has skiing, lodging and other activities.
  • The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse.”
  • In computing, a teraflop is a unit of speed equal to 1012 operations per second.
  • Though companies like Nvidia and AMD do directly produce graphics cards, the cards are also shipped to end user hardware manufacturers for modification before sale. Companies like ASUS, MSI and Gigabyte, then install their own coolers and custom parts, before including the parts in their devices or selling them separately.
  • Blackboard (CUNY) has a fully developed forum and discussion board feature. I suppose the fact that I’m being introduced to this in my junior year of college, speaks to how popular it really is with the professors at my school.

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LED Day – 5

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Day of April 5th 2014

  • Electricity is so necessary…
  • Everyone has their dark corners.
  • Wolfram Alpha is taking a shot at a very impressive goal: to produce a free-form, accessible database of all data represented knowledge. A computer that can answer all questions (in whatever form you input) with data.
  • https://www.mathway.com/ is a very helpful math tool. It can solve all major types of problems and even provide step by step guidance.
  • A lot of the people younger than me actually use Google+ as their primary social network. I don’t see much of other social networks because my group of friends and I are habituated to Facebook.

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  • Working almost a full day without electricity in the workplace was rather difficult.
  • Watching one of my fellows in a moment of distress made me aware of a different side of his personality.
  • Suggested to download the Wolfram Alpha app. Decided to Google search it and ended up on their “about” page. http://www.wolframalpha.com/about.html
  • Listed as a useful tool on a newsfeed I monitor.
  • Conversation with my students reveal that many of them and their friends have full networks on Google+. Their networks include other kids from their schools and even neighborhood friends.

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