LED Day – 91

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Day of June 30th 2014

  • Saudi Aramco is the national Saudi Arabian Oil Company. The company has access to the world’s largest crude oil reserves & has the highest daily oil production of any oil company in the world.
  • Google Drive storage extends up to 30 Terabytes. (30 TB service costs $300 per month)
  • It is Batman’s 75th anniversary of comic existence!
  • In quantum mechanics, reality exists in a set of frames which tie together to provide a fluid living/conscious experience. It is proposed that there are 40 moments of consciousness per second.
  • Opprobrium: very harsh criticism

Sources:

  • While doing research on the Middle East, I came across info on Saudi Aramco.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARAMCO

  • Out of curiosity, I hit the Manage button (by my data usage)  at the bottom of my Gmail page.
  • Google Play.
  • I was reading an article about cameras that were timed to capture moments eclipsed in reality. Unfortunately, without a Wi-Fi connection to my laptop, I can’t post the link of the article.
  • This word came up in an opinion piece I was reading online.

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LED Day – 71

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Day of June 10th 2014

  • The amount of sugar in most carbonated beverages (sodas) would be toxic if consumed in granule form. It is only possible to metabolize all that sugar because it is in the form of high fructose corn syrup.
  • Google Chrome keeps 90 days worth of history data accessible to you.
  • There are great websites for finding vacation rental homes in the countryside & even cities. You save a ton when comparing rates to hotels, and many of the accommodations are much nicer than hotels/motels in the same price range. (Source links below)
  • Airbnb has castles (full castles, yes) available for rent.
  • If you choose to host on Airbnb, you are a 3% listing fee which is only charged when your listing is successfully booked and paid for.

Sources:

  • This came up in a quick conversation with a soon to be doctor.
  • I was trying to find a website I visited a long time back, but found only 90 days worth of browsing history available.
  • I’m planning a trip with a few friends and I was suggested to look vacation rentals instead of hotels.
    Airbnb.com
    Tripadvisor.com
    Flipkey.com
  • Found a small list of popular castles on Airbnb.

    https://www.airbnb.com/wishlists/stay-in-a-castle

  • Just learning a bit more about the company and its options.

    https://www.airbnb.com/info/why_host

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LED Day – 58

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Day of May 28th 2014

  • The company Sugru sells an air-curing rubber. It is a moldable rubber product which hardens after some time. It’s multipurpose, and can be quite handy for wire repairs.
  • Amazon has a service called Clouddrive which gives you 5gb of free cloud storage!
  • The Coolmaterial website has a list of the coolest street views you can get on Google Maps and Google Earth. It’s pretty damn cool. (Source link below)
  • Volkswagen has announced an ambitious plan of producing a vehicle which utilizes a 10 speed dual automatic clutch transmission.
  • NASA’s first space station project was called Skylab. The system was in orbit from 1973-1979. Sunspot activity caused its’ eventual failure and crash back to Earth.

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LED Day – 56

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Day of May 26th 2014

  • There is no conclusive evidence that Pythagoras actually proved or created any mathematical theories.
  • There is evidence that the “Pythagorean theorem” was used by ancient Indians and Babylonians. It is likely however, that Pythagoras created the first modern accepted proof for the theorem.
  • According to the CDC, moderate drinking entails 1 drink per day for women, or 2 drinks per day for men.
  • Google’s unit converter defines: 1 shot = 1.5 fl oz
  • The Windows Club is a popular running blog about Windows. It hosts a cool (must have) Windows tool: Ultimate Windows Tweaker. It allows you to painlessly customize and tweak Windows. (Link in sources.)

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LED Day – 44

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Day of May 14th 2014

  • Orbital resonance is an element of celestial mechanics in which two orbiting bodies periodically exert gravitational forces upon one another to avoid collision.
  • Stalwart means: loyal, reliable and hardworking. (As defined by Google).
  • This most recent Indian election is said to have the highest voter turnout in Indian history.
  • Mosquitoes can grow to be quite large (and scary)..
  • Rembrandt’s (painter) full name was Rembrandt Van Rijn.

Sources:

  • While going through articles on IFL, I came across this term and Googled it.
  • Coincidentally, my dad used this word in conversation while discussing politics, and  it came up in the first volume of Game of Thrones.
  • had to pay some attention as my dad raved non-stop about the Indian elections.
  • I saw a mosquito with a body roughly the size of a pencil eraser in my building’s elevator after I got inside. I had to ride up all the way with it. x_x
  • I was watching a V Sauce video which mentioned Rembrandt. After Googling him, I saw pictures of his paintings and his full name.

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LED Day – 40

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Day of May 10th 2014

  • Sound can be visualized and studied using a process called: Schlieren Flow Visualization.
  • An Estuary is where open sea meets a river or stream.
  • There is a series of Google Chrome globe experiments which catalog and display numerical data around the globe in an aesthetically pleasing applet.
  • Scandinavia is comprised of three Kingdoms: Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
  • There is a prestigious military college called: The Citadel in South Carolina.

Sources:

  • A newsfeed I follow posted the following YouTube video explaining and showing off the effect.

  • The term estuary came up in the notes for my environmental science class, and I took note of the definition for a second time.
  • I was looking up information on Google, about Google, and came across the Chrome Experiments section.

    http://workshop.chromeexperiments.com/globe/

  • The city of Stockholm came up while reading; it is the most populous city in Scandinavia. I then searched up Scandinavia and saw it on a map.
  • Random Wikipedia searching got me to the landing page for The Citadel Military College.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Citadel_(Military_College)

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LED Day – 25

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Day of April 25th 2014

  • The modern camera is derived from the camera obscura.
  • The camera obscura is a device that was once used by the ancient Greeks and Chinese to display an image captured through a pinhole, onto a surface.
  • Fax“, both the term and the transmission system is derived from the word Facsimile“.
  • Facsimile means an exact copy of written or printed material.
  • anonym.to is a site that can anonymize links to other websites. It is used by kat.ph to link offsite.

Sources:

  • I was researching mirrorless cameras when I got interested in the camera’s history.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_camera

  • I clicked the link to the camera obscura on Wikipedia.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camera_obscura

  • When using slang, I use the word “facts” to signify my agreement. In conversation, a friend of mine told me that the word “fax” (which sounds similar when spoken) was derived from facsimile. I found the definition on Google.
  • I have been using kat.ph for some time now. All links going offsite use anonym.to to anonymize links.

    http://anonym.to/

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LED Day – 24

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Day of April 24th 2014

  • Malverne, NY is in Nassau county and is about a 30 minute drive from my part of Queens.
  • The blu-ray box set of Game of Thrones costs $30.
  • Queens College offers a selection of online summer classes.
  • Cheetahs rotate and swing their tails while running to adjust direction, and balance themselves.
  • Snake venom coagulates blood.

Sources:

  • I was looking for movie theaters which still feature The Lunchbox, and one of them was in Malverne. A search on Google maps yielded the driving distance and travel time.
  • A friend (and Game of Thrones enthusiast) purchased the box set of Game of Thrones in order to catch up on the earlier seasons of the show.
  • While contemplating summer classes, I saw ads linking me to a list of summer classes that can be taken online.
  • A site with gif files of actions in slow motion brought the use of the Cheetah’s tail to my attention. (Questionable source)
  • The same site with gif files put me on this discovery. Snake venom was added to a extract of human blood. (Questionable source)

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/gifs-that-will-teach-you-a-damn-thing-for-once-in-your-li?bffb&s=mobile

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LED Day – 20

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Day of April 20th 2014

  • The history of associating marijuana to 4-20 is a little blurry, but appears to stem from the insiders of a particular group of friends in California.
  • The Unnumbered Sparks is a wonderful, largescale and interactive art display in Vancouver, Canada.
  • The production cost for Game of Thrones per season is about $60 million per season.
  • Mightytext, (the computer texting solution) has a pro version with a lot of bulk texting features.

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LED Day – 11

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Day of April 11th 2014

  • Geographically speaking, Staten Island should really be a part of New Jersey.
  • Fresh Kills (Staten Island) used to be a landfill, and at one point, was the largest man-made structure ever. (2,200 acres)
  • There is an island called Nantucket 30 miles (south) off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The 2010 census declared its’ population to be around 10,000; during the summer, its’ population rockets to about 50,000 because it is filled with summer homes and tourist facilities.
  • Mongolia is mostly deserts and mountains.
  • There is a Burger King at the intersection of Karl Johan’s Gate and Dronningen’s Gate in Oslo.

Sources:

  • While assessing the possibilities of using Staten Island as a location for recreational activity, I took a good look at it on Google Maps. It just seems more logical for Staten Island to be part of New Jersey.
  • My interest in Staten Island was piqued, so it became a topic of discussion. A friend of mine mentioned that part of Staten Island was a landfill, and I Googled it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fresh_Kills_Landfill

  • After having fun with Google Maps, I switched to Google Earth and indulged myself. After finding Nantucket, I Googled it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nantucket
  • I continued to have fun on Google Earth; I began to look at countries and started zooming in to look at the geographic features.
  • It is just absolutely phenomenal that I can sit at home, and learn what a randomly chosen street looks like in the capital city of Norway. I zoomed into the street view of a randomly chosen intersection of Oslo, and there happened to be a Burger King just two blocks away. (I was surfing through the streets.)

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