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Day of September 8th 2014
The top three finishers in a Formula One race are each handed a bottle of champagne to spray on one another and the nearby crowd. By contrast, the top finisher of the Indianapolis 500 is given milk.
There are what appear to be goats at Queens College (near Queens Hall).
Sweden has incinerators all over the country which and use the resulting fumes/steam to power turbines which generate electricity.
TV anchorperson & journalist Bob Woodruff was critically injured by a roadside bomb while he was reporting in Iraq. He was not expected to survive, and needed major surgeries for which he was kept in a medically induced coma for 36 days.
Gambia’s “President” (leader) is named Yahya Jammeh. His views on homosexuality are extreme, and he has ratified a bill which will punish participants of “aggravated homosexuality” with life imprisonment. Homosexual acts already carried a 14 year sentence in Gambia prior to this.
This information was on a newsfeed I follow.
I walked by the mini farm and “goat barn” with a friend on my first visit to the far West side of QC’s campus.
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.
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.