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What if this guy is Zefram Cochran, 49 years early?
 
“You’re not supposed to be able to do this,” Pares says.

At just 100 watts of power, he claims an electrical field created by his arrays is ever so slightly condensing space in front of the motor, the way you’d squeeze coils on a Slinky.

Not many people have seen this. Some aren’t willing to look. Pares has submitted papers to journals and proposals to conventions. When he does get a response at all, he’s told his discovery is “premature.”

“It is so far out there, he’s not going to get funding to do it,” says Jack Kasher, a retired physics professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. “If it’s going to be done, it’s going to be done in his garage.”

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Some guys spend their spare time restoring automobiles, devoting garage space to motionless Corvettes and Camaros. David Pares is making his own warp drive. Pares’ laboratory, the headquarters for his Space Warp Dynamics endeavor, is attached to the mid-size Aksarben-area home where he lives with his wife and their cat. It is his garage. 
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This sounds really interesting — TMobile really innovating in its use of spectrum:
 
5GHz LTE could be coming as soon as next year... Likely to be used in small areas like sports stadiums etc.. 

http://www.tmonews.com/2014/12/t-mobile-could-launch-unlicensed-5ghz-lte-as-soon-as-next-year/
T-Mobile could become one the first carriers to use 5GHz Unlicensed LTE, or to give it its proper name, License Assisted Access LTE or LAA-LTE. It could deploy the network as soon as next year according to a plan unveiled in a report by Kevin Smithen and Will Clayton, Macquarie Research analysts. Having met with T-Mobile’s network chief, Neville Ray, they believe the carrier will use LAA “extensively on the 500MHz of 5GHz ... [read full article]
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We make the leading EV in Tennessee, but we don't buy them...as much as other states:

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We buy them in Georgia from you :-)
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Thanks again to +E. Michael Harrington for the opportunity to talk with your students at +SAE Institute - Nashville. There is no better time for creatives than today!
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Profound and inspiring, that's me! :-) Just kidding, thanks again!
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The tragedy of the strength of copyright (and an ill-equipped judiciary):
When a company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it means that it's mere moments away from being torn to pieces by its creditors. That particular
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Way to use "Ad Hoc" in the name of your coalition!
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As +Danny Sullivan writes, Google associating Adwords conversions to physical store visits is huge.
 
This is huge — Google telling advertisers it can tell if someone actually turned up in their stores
Measures impact of search ads on in-store traffic as part of AdWords Estimated Total Conversions.
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While the roll over stash of data is a good announcement, network upgrades are better:
 
Data Stash is great, but the carrier's network announcements were what grabbed my attention most. How about you? 

http://www.tmonews.com/2014/12/network-post/
T-Mobile’s Data Stash may – in the words of John Legere – be “arguably the biggest thing we’ve ever done since Uncarrier 1“, but other announcements caught my attention more. I’m not belittling the new data rollover scheme. Simply re-emphasizing the truth: Without a killer network, a great offer isn’t worth anything. Sprint has found that out to its own detriment.  In a blog post, T-Mo’s network guru, Neville Ray
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What if you had $0 energy expense, what would you do with the savings?

How A Small German Town Became A Renewable Energy Miracle:


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If you've ever had Magi's Brussels sprouts, you'd agree they should be on your Thanksgiving Day menu.
 
So as you plan your Thanksgiving meal make sure to include the Tennessee traditional family favorite - brussels sprouts?!? According to the New York Times that is the must have dish for a Tennessee Thanksgiving - do you agree? http://ow.ly/EK3Ov
NY Times goes rogue, chooses trendy veggie to represent Tennessee for Thanksgiving.
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It was kinda cool seeing all the cameras in the feed. You may want to do that on Instagram.
 
Sorry for clogging everyones feed with my camera page updates yesterday - I didn't realize I had(well, actually Google had) changed my setting to share that page.  Only my regular blog is supposed to share automatically here.  
Its another one of the many reasons adding up that I may soon quit using Google and all of its products.  They seem to think they know what is best for us.  I'm getting sick of it.  
I remember when I thought Google was the "good" internet company - those days are gone.  
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It'd be nice if there were a blog plugin that would enable authors to automatically check an archive box.
 
Instant digital preservation.

I just stumbled across a cool new feature at the Internet Archive's +Wayback Machine. I don't know how new it is, but I'm pretty sure it didn't exist last year and I haven't seen any publicity about it.
https://archive.org/web/

It's a fast and easy way to ask the WM to capture and preserve a page it doesn't already preserve. First, get the URL of the page you want to preserve. Second, append it to <http://web.archive.org/web/*/>. Third, go to the page at the new compound URL. If the WM already includes the target page, then you'll see a map of the different versions of the preserved copies. (This is WM classic, and very useful.) But if the WM doesn't already include the target page, then you'll see an option to preserve the current version immediately. That's what's new and cool. Previously you just got an apology that the page you wanted wasn't in the system.

Thank you +Brewster Kahle.

#internetarchive #waybackmachine   #preservation
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    Business, 1994 - 1998
  • University of Akron School of Law
    1998 - 2001
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Dough, Dirt &amp; Dye. Thursday, July 7, 2011. Gratuitous Food Photo: English Muffins. Success! After three tries at making English muffins.

From one visit, I'd suggest you skip it. Especially avoid the Mac & Cheese. And the kids' pancakes. And the beet salad. Agree with previous commenter that the patty melt was just "meh." Service consisted of waiting forever and dropping off two bottles of self-serve tap water.
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reviewed a month ago
You may be in Nashville, but Texas wants you anyway. Solid lunch line, meet and two or three. Nice selection of smoked meats and veggies (see image for menu). Don't expect fancy or hipster, just good BBQ and sides.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Service here has always been fast and efficient, even when they're jammed packed!
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
A great local automotive museum. They have an eclectic collection — which makes walking through a lot of fun. They've got a nice Nissan collection (thanks to the local manufacturer). There's a little area for kids activities and one Citroen that anyone can touch and sit in. Make sure to go all the way in the back and look through the window to see the biggest wheeled vehicle you've ever seen! Right now, a ticket purchase gets you a discount at The Frist Automotive exhibit.
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Delicious. Shared the burger and gnocchi — yum. Get the JW Potatoes, you won't regret it.
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Found Joe's three years ago after moving to Nashville and haven't looked for another barber since. Gives a great hair cut and a more-than-reasonable price.
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Nice coffee place — very community related and heavy Christian ethic (not that anyone is evangelizing here). Location is convenient to Green Hills. They take Square for payment (along with CC and cash). It fills up quickly some days. There are a lot of places to plug in your laptop.
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