LED Day – 130

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Day of September 20th 2014

  • The town of Southold, NY (Long Island) has passed legislation which limits the strength of outdoor lights owned by residents. This was done to protect Southold’s status as one of the darkest sky spots in lower New York. (The stars and Milky Way are visible from Southold!)
  • V4L (Vapor 4 Life: producers of the Vapor Zeus E-Cig) rewards its repeat customers. I received a single free Vapor King disposable E-Cig!
  • The ALEKS (Asessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces) system is used to teach a variety of courses in conjunction with in class lectures at accredited universities.
  • There’s a very useful (unofficial) Facebook Messenger extension for Google Chrome. (Link in source)
  • The Horton Point Lighthouse is a lighthouse on the northern edge of Eastern Long Island. It was commissioned in 1790 by (former & first) President George Washington, but not built until 1857.

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LED Day – 64

What is Project LED? Find out here

I’m something of a photographer too! Check out my work here.

Day of June 3rd 2014

  • There is a website which details the events and characters of Game of Thrones very well. (Source link below)
  • A (text based) robot finally passed the Turing test!
  • The Turing test was created by Alan Turing. The parameters of the test state that if more than 30% (or more) of witnesses to a robot’s behavior are unable to tell that it is a robot, it has passed the trial of artificial intelligence.
  • Alan Mathison Turing was a logician, cryptanalyst, mathematician, computer scientists and philosopher. His work greatly furthered the interdisciplinary study of artificial intelligence.
  • In Barbados only military personnel are allowed to wear camoflauge.
  • Hummingbirds can fly backwards and are the only birds capable of doing so.
  • The flag of Nepal is the only flag that is not a quadrilateral (in shape).

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LED Day – 5

What is Project LED? Find out here

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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