LED Day – 202

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Day of June 28th 2015

  • CBS and NBC are affiliated with Gannett News Company.
  • Gannets are seabirds with a wingspan of up to 6.5 feet and a lifespan of some 30+ years.
  • Glow Worm is a ‘glow in the dark powder’ (can be found on Amazon).
  • transformer is a device which modulates (reducing, increasing, and stopping) voltage.
  • Paisley is a type of design.
    Paisley

Sources:

  • While reading a news article on CBS‘s website, I noticed an affiliation mention with Gannett.
  • After Googling Gannett, I found the Gannet bird. (Gannett News Company has an extra “T”)
  • I found an interesting project on Reddit involving fractal patterns made to glow with this product.
    Project: http://imgur.com/a/Y0rbC
    Product: http://www.amazon.com/Glow-Worm-Glow—Dark-Powder/dp/B00MFVCJK6/
  • The transformer from a microwave was used for the project above.
  • I wore a tie to work embroidered with paisley designs, but did not know the design carried this name.

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LED Day – 199

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Day of June 4th 2015

  • The German word for “rail” or “train” is “bahn“.
  • The Swiss do not have their own language. French is spoken in the West; Italian is spoken in the South; German is spoken everywhere else.
  • Palais de Nations (UN Palace of Nations, Geneva) has an entire park dedicated to it. The building which hosts events and conferences, is the second largest of the four UN headquarters around the world.
  • St. Pierre’s Cathedral (Geneva) has existed since at least the 8th century; it is now a Protestant Church, and was a favorite of Protestant leader John Calvin.
  • The CERN Microcosm is a sphere shaped exhibit which describes and talks about subatomic particles, their significance, and the advent of the modern particle accelerator.

Sources:

  • Every major train station starts or ends with bahn. Confirmed this with my father (he speaks German).
  • While traveling from the Northern to Southern regions of the country, the common spoken and written language changed from German to French. I learned that Italian is spoken in the South from reading tourism brochures.
  • This information was available on a plaque in multiple languages near the Palace of Nations.
  • This information is in the description of the location on Wikipedia.
  • This information is in the description of the location on Wikipedia. (I did not visit this location as it was far out of our travel route.)

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LED Day – 184

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Day of March 23rd 2015

  • Carmine is a deep reddish color.
  • The Iowa Caucus is the first major “test” a candidate’s message is subjected to. The idea behind the Iowa Caucus is that if a candidate is well received in Iowa, he/she has a chance at real competition in the election.
  • Shabdkosh.com is a English to Hindi (and vice-versa) online dictionary.
  • Hinge is a dating app with a focus on extended friend networks and relationships. (i.e: Hinge is for relationships in the way Tinder is for hookups.)
  • Studio Ghibli is a animation firm based in Tokyo. The company’s art production style is now unique and globally recognized.

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LED Day – 183

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Day of March 22nd 2015

  • Crabtrees restaurant in Floral Park has really bad french fries.
  • March 20th is the Spring Equinox and first day of Spring.
  • Cicutoxin is a natural poisonous alcohol found in various plants.
  • “Swatting” is the practice of making anonymous false alarm 911 calls on players of online video games. The anonymous tip offs are usually reporting a violent crime which results in the deployment of a S.W.A.T team to the “offender’s” address.
  • Arm-span is the distance between the tips of an individual’s fingertips. This is also known as wingspan.

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LED Day – 180

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Day of March 14th 2015

  • Ellen Pao became interim Chief Executive of Reddit in November 2014; she is also a lawyer.
  • VAIO is no longer owned by Sony; the company is challenging Sony’s Xperia brand by producing its own VAIO smartphone.
  • The Hecht-Calandra Act was passed in 1971; it allows for the administration of an exam to determine acceptances into New York City’s 8 specialized high schools. (Fiorello H. LaGuardia uses an audition process.)
  • The Equalify team is planning to release a Pro version of their equalizer. The most recent update to Spotify doesn’t work with the existing Equalify installation.
  • The For Dummies series of books is published by Jon Wiley & Sons. The first entry in the series was DOS For Dummies in 1991.

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LED Day – 178

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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…”.

Sources:

  • 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 – 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.

Sources:

  • 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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