LED Day – 41

What is Project LED? Find out here

Day of May 11th 2014

  • Viggle is a pretty awesome app which gives you points for watching TV, listening to music and watching adverts.
  • Slidejoy is an app which puts ads on your lock screen and pays you a uniform fee per ad view.
  • There are SD cards with WiFi built into them. They allow for transfer of files across devices on the same network without having to eject the SD card. I can’t see how this would helpful for anyone who doesn’t use a DSLR camera.
  • Blur magazine is a magazine which compiles a set of photos from public submission.
  • The term 4k video refers to 4000 vertical lines of pixels in an image.
  • There are massively active click-farms (in developing countries) out there which provide tons of likes on Facebook. Buying likes from click-farm sites is against Facebook’s policy, but it appears that when you choose to promote your posts on Facebook with Facebook’s promotion system, the likes come from the same places.

Sources:

  • I heard about the Viggle app on a news program covering people who actually seemed to have made a significant amount of money working at home.
  • I heard about the Slidejoy app on a news program covering people who actually seemed to have made a significant amount of money working at home.
  • I was looking at Amazon deals on SD cards when I came across the new breed of WiFi enabled SD cards.
  • I was doing research on what a professional photographer really is and came across sites where amateurs and professionals submit photos.

    http://www.blur-magazine.com/

  • I was doing research on 4k TV’s when I learned what they actually are. Many 4k TV’s won’t make a difference to your viewing experience simply because of how much information your eye can process.
  • This video titled Facebook Fraud is rather eye-opening.

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LED Day – 17

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Day of April 17th 2014

  • The human eye has 3 types of cones responsible for being receptive to the colors/light that we see. Birds have 4 such cones, and can see UV light.
  • UPS connects with companies that they ship for, notifying them when packages are on the way.
  • There is a beautiful demonstration in Germany of what 21 projectors and a 320 degree lightroom can do.
  • The film: “The Lunchbox” received spectacular ratings from most sources. It earned an 8 on IMDb, which is rather high!
  • There is a piece of art sculpted at the nano level, designed to absorb all light, leaving a true black or darkness.

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LED Day – 16

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Day of April 16th 2014

  • The average adult (18+) needs between 7 and 9 hours of sleep every night for optimal functionality during the day.
  • Painting with acrylic colors requires two layers of paint when using a paintbrush.
  • Consumption of marijuana even infrequently/in moderation causes physical abnormalities in the brain.
  • The phenakistoscope is the ancient ancestor of the GIF. It is a spinning disc with slight variations of a single image around it’s edges. Looking at one section of the disc produces the illusion of a moving image.
  • The titles in most styles of formal writing only capitalize nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. Prepositions, articles and conjunctions are left in lower case.

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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.

Sources:

  • 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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