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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LED Day – 166

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Day of February 1st 2015

  • A day without laughter, is a day wasted.” by Charlie Chaplin.
  • Louie’s Pizza in Elmhurst, Queens (NY) is something of a local legend. Location: 81-34 Baxter ave
  • A gourmand is a person who loves eating and is more often than not, guilty of overeating.
  • The definition of gourmet is a little ambiguous, and varies by dictionary. It is agreed however, that gourmet refers to a person with a distinguished love for good food (and wine).
  • Intrepid Potash is a company which collects potassium chloride from evaporation ponds in the United States. Color dyes are added to the ponds to quicken the evaporation process. Aerial photos of the ponds are rather stunning.

    Evaporation pond in Moab, Utah.

Sources:

  • She had this quote up, and informed me that it was by Charlie Chaplin!
  • Her friend really wanted to try this spot, and it was just a neighborhood away!
  • She told me she was a gourmand, and gave me the definition!
  • Her and I were discussing the definition of gourmet, and how it is so loosely and cheaply sometimes thrown onto the name of a store or menu.
  • Google’s new tab Earth view feature put me on this view! I got very curious about the beautiful, but oddly colored strips in the middle of an arid mountain range. (Image from Wikipedia)

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LED Day – 165

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Day of January 30th 2015

  • 3,512 incidences of acid attacks have been reported in Bangladesh between 1999 and 2013.
  • Vitiligo is pronounced: Vee-tee-lygo
  • There is a city in California named Fresno; Fresno means ash tree in Spanish.
  • Ronald Jenkees is a YouTube musician, turned mainstream composer with over 71 million total views (on YouTube). He works with keyboard synthesizers, piano, harmonicas and vocals.
  • A recurve bow is a bow with tips or ends that curve away from the archer. (See below)

    Recurve Bow with curved ends.

Sources:

  • The UN has collected this data and experts guess that the number of assaults is under-reported.
  • She corrected my pronunciation when she heard me say this.
  • Google’s new tab Earth View feature showed me a beautiful aerial shot of Fresno’s agricultural fields.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fresno,_California

  • A friend of mine put me on Ronald Jenkees music on Spotify, and I did some research on the artist. (Daily Track by Ronald Jenkees below)
  • Went shooting at an archer’s range with her, and got interested in different types of bows! Turns out we were shooting recurve bows. (Image from Amazon)

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LED Day – 164

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Day of January 28th 2015

  • Charles Townes was awarded the Nobel prize for Physics (along with two other scientists) in 1964 for inventing the laser. He left this world today, at the age of 99. Rest easy, sir.
  • Agitprop is overt political propaganda in art or literature.
  • The apogee is the highest point, climax or peak of an event, happening or story.
  • Texarkana is a city split between the borders of Texas and Arkansas.
  • Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4th, 1975.
  • This is a photo of James Joyce when in 1915! (He was in his early thirties.)
  • James Joyce in 1915. (From Wikipedia)

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LED Day – 161

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Day of January 17th 2015

  • In Slavic folklore and culture, Baba Yaga is a mythical figure typically depicted as a ferocious or deformed woman. In Russia, Baba Yaga is often used to refer to the Bogeyman.
  • Linus Torvalds is known for having created the Linux kernel and having an exceptionally foul mouth.
  • Google’s capacity calculator claims that 1 shot is just about 44ml.
  • Google is shutting down it’s Explorer Glass Program on January 19th, 2015. The Explorer program allowed developers and other interested consumers to purchase Google Glass for $1,500.
  • According to federal law, if your BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) is 0.08% or above, then you are drunk.

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LED Day – 160

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Day of January 12th 2015

  • The catacombs under Paris host the remains of some six million individuals.
  • Eidetic: referring unusually vivid visuals. Eidetic memory: photographic memory.
  • Ulna means elbow in Latin.
  • The Pepsi Center near Downtown Denver is home to the Denver Nuggets (Basketball) and the Colorado Avalanche (Ice Hockey) teams.
  • Idaho Springs is a small town in the mountains of Colorado. The most recent census (2010) listed the town’s population at 1,717 people.

Sources:

  • The City of Paris has turned much of the catacombs into a museum. This information is on the official website.

    http://www.catacombes.paris.fr/en/catacombs/more-2000-years-history

  • I was discussing the TV series Suits with a friend and she explained that Mike’s photographic memory is also known as eidetic memory.
  • While discussing bones, a friend told me that ulna refers to the elbow bone.
  • I was looking at images of Downtown Denver on Google Maps and found the Pepsi Center.
  • I found this small town on Google Earth. This information was in the quick facts drop-down when I clicked on the town’s name.

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