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Day of March 25th 2015

  • Diplo‘s real name is Thomas Wesley Pentz.
  • Major Lazer is an American electronic music project involving several producers and DJ’s. The project was co-founded and is now headed by Diplo.
  • Warren Buffett is facilitating a merger between Heinz and Kraft.
  • Dil Mil is an app which focuses on arranging romantic meetings between South Asians.
  • Cards Against Humanity is an interesting card game which involves spoken word and dark humor.

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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 – 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.

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  • 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 – 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.

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  • 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 – 138

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Day of October 12th 2014

  • On smartphones running stock Android 4.4.4, it is possible to toggle Bluetooth and WiFi by press-holding the symbol found on the pull down notification tray.
  • New York City and London have similar total population sizes (8.3-8.4 million people), but London is larger by about 140 square miles. NYC’s population density is about 27,000 people per square mile in comparison to just above 11,000 people per square mile in London.
  • Prime Music just got its service up and running. However, it suffers from the same limitations as Amazon Prime Video: many artists and songs are not covered by “Prime” and therefore still require separate purchase. Prime Music, though intriguing, doesn’t hold a candle to Spotify. I’m not at all convinced to switch over, but at the same time, it is just an added bonus to having Amazon Prime.
  • TED started out as a set of global conferences (starting in 1984) set to discuss: Technology, Entertainment & Design. The concept of the conference has evolved to accommodate pretty much any topic of discussion!
  • The One Plus One handset comes with Cyanogen Mod 11S built in. That particular ROM has been ported over for general use to the Nexus 5 and most other KitKat capable devices.

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  • I actually learned this on a video for comparing features between Android KitKat to the upcoming Android L. I didn’t know about this function until watching the video; the function is a bit obscure, even the video reviewer mentioned this.
  • I was discussing the differences between London and New York with my dad, when we got curious about the specifics.
  • I just got emails from Amazon telling me to try their latest service, so I did. I downloaded the PC version of the Prime Music applet, and found quite a limited selection of music available on Prime. I haven’t tried their mobile application yet, but I probably will.
  • My mom asked me what TED stood for while we were having a casual conversation, but I realized I was actually quite curious.
  • This came up while I was looking at reviews for the One Plus One phone.

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LED Day – 120

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Day of September 2nd 2014

  • Mores (pronounced “morays”) are like norms, but intended to provide a moral/ethical set of guidelines rather than social ones.
  • The 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus will be performing live in sync to the entire Lord of the Rings Trilogy at Lincoln Center in April next year (2015).
  • Acoustic dampening is a process which reduces the resonance of noise outside the dampened zone. In a vehicle, sound absorbent material is installed on the floors and doors to reduce noise from the road and balance the sound from the speakers inside.
  • Dynamat is a product line which deals with sonic and thermal solutions. (They do acoustic dampening.)
  • Geeksquad Autotechs (from Best Buy) will charge me about $100 for installation per pair of speakers. Seeing as my car has 6, that’s about $300 just on installation.

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LED Day – 87

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Day of June 26th 2014

  • A recent study at Cornell University suggests that restaurant menus without $ (read: dollar signs) causes people to spend a significantly higher amount of money.
  • ISIS is a jihadi organization operating in the Middle East. ISIS has been the subject of much attention because of their recent conquest of Mosul (city in Iraq) & their seemingly endless funding.
  • Mount Beacon (in New York State) is a hiking trail. It is 3 miles up the trail and 1 mile down and provides a spectacular hillside view from the top.
  • Lollapalooza: A particularly impressive person or thing.
  • Lollapalooza is also a 3 day music festival in the city of Chicago. It is always held in early August.

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