LED Day – 124

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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.

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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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LED Day – 3

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Day of April 3rd 2014

  • If the electricity bill isn’t paid, the lights are abruptly cut off.
  • Pokemon has a well balanced advantage/disadvantage system.
  • Your eyes need to calibrate and adjust a bit to use anaglyphic 3D glasses. But as an inexpensive way to simulate the 3D effect, they’re pretty cool.
  • Anaglyphic 3D images are produced by taking a second photo with a slight horizontal displacement.
  • Anaglyph 3D uses red on the left eye and blue on the right eye to produce a gradient brightening effect on your eyes from left to right.
  • Average sink depth in the U.S is about 8-10 inches.
  • Raised panels on the sidewalk are usually caused by trees.

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