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ABOUT ME
Don't be disappointed if I ignore your hangout request. I can't be available 24 hours and I can't have long conversations. I mostly use hangouts with family. Private posts are the best alternative if you don't want to post public questions
I don't work for Google but I am a Google Top Contributor for Google+, meaning I get to work for free but I don't have secret contacts to make things happen. For more information go to http://www.google.com/get/topcontributor/
Born in Argentina
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentina
Lived in 3 different countries
Blood type: Red
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Club_Atl%C3%A9tico_Independiente
Married, 2 kids.
Accountant.
Personal Computer user since 1981
Internet user since 1995.
Social network user since 2007.
Facebook disliker since Feb 2009, but stucked in there until Google entered the ring.
Have driven on both sides of the road.
Bilingual: Spanish and English
Favourite movies: Singing in the rain, Back to the Future, Gattaca.
Favourite music: Too many to make a list.
These days I listen to 97.3fm Brisbane.
http://www.973fm.com.au
Love reading. Always a book in hand. Ebook lately.
Interested in: Singularity and understanding what's the next step in human evolution.

My favourite quotes
LEARN from yesterday, LIVE for today and HOPE for tomorrow"
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift, that's why it is called 'the present'."
"Consider the postage stamp. Its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there."--Josh Billings
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."--Douglas Adams
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted" - Albert Einstein (disputed)

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I am a proud user of Google+ since July 1st, 2011.
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Merci Alexe , L'homme À Une Citation Favorite Attirante. " Hier, Demain Et Aujourd'hui" Sont Des Bons Exemples Qui Peuvent Existés Dans Le Monde.
Mon Dieu Te Benisse My Friend !
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Are you feeling curious?
Typing fun facts or I'm feeling curious in Google search will show random questions and answers.
This is just one of many things you can search for.
#googlesearch   #eastereggs  
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Awesome Alex 🙌🙌
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August 27 1966
Astoria-Megler Bridge inauguration.
The 4.1 mile long bridge was the longest continuous truss bridge in the world from 1966 to 1991 linking Astoria, Oregon and Megler, Washington over the Columbia River.
The main span of the bridge truss section is 376m only surpassed in 1991 by the Ikitsuki bridge (400m) that connects Ikitsuki to Hirado in Japan.
Construction on the structure began on November 5, 1962. The concrete piers were cast at Tongue Point, 4 miles (6.4 km) upriver. The steel structure was built in segments at Vancouver, Washington, 90 miles (140 km) upriver, then barged downstream where hydraulic jacks lifted them into place.
On August 27, 1966, with more than 30,000 people in attendance, Governors Mark Hatfield of Oregon and Dan Evans of Washington opened the bridge by cutting a ceremonial ribbon. The cost of the project was $24 million and was paid for by tolls that were removed on December 24, 1993, more than two years early.
The bridge itself is featured prominently in the movies Short Circuit, Kindergarten Cop, and The Goonies. It stands in for the doomed fictional Madison Bridge in Irwin Allen's 1979 made-for-TV disaster movie The Night the Bridge Fell Down.
More information at
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astoria%E2%80%93Megler_Bridge

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Just about 50 miles down the Columbia River from me in Longview.
Drove across it in July I did, I did.
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August 26, 1966
Namibia War of Independence started
The Namibian War of Independence, which lasted from 1966 to 1990 and gained independence for the country, was a guerrilla war which the nationalist South-West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) and others fought against the apartheid government of South Africa.
South Africa had administered what was then still known as South West Africa since it captured the German territory in 1915 during World War I. It received a League of Nations mandate in 1920 (via the United Kingdom) to administer the territory.
In the post-World War II period, indigenous peoples of Africa organized in numerous movements to gain independence from colonial powers. Among them were members of freedom movements in Namibia, who petitioned the United Nations to withdraw its mandate from South Africa, claiming its administration abused its peoples.
In 1966 the United Nations General Assembly, successor to the League of Nations, revoked South Africa's mandate to govern South-West African territory and declared that it was under direct UN administration. South Africa refused to recognise this resolution and continued to administer the territory de facto.
On 26 August 1966, SWAPO guerrilla forces launched an attack against the South African Defence Force at Omugulugwombashe. It was the first armed battle in the Namibian struggle for independence.
In commemoration of the day, 26 August is a public holiday in Namibia. It is recognised by the United Nations as Namibia Day but Namibians refer to it as Heroes' Day.
The war ended with the New York Accords signed on 22 December 1988, which also ended direct involvement of foreign troops in the Angolan Civil War. A Constituent Assembly was organized to draft a constitution. Namibia celebrated independence on 21 March 1990, following elections in which SWAPO won 55 of 72 seats in the National Assembly of Namibia, enabling them to form a national government. They have maintained power since then.
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G+ Hidden Features
When looking for options find the 3 dots (top right corner)
If you don't see the dots on the top right for a post, click or tap the post.
That will expand the post to reveal the full lengh, expand the comments section, show view activity link. And on mobile apps change the top bar color to red and display only the post selected.
To return to the previous view, click on the post again on webview or use the top left arrow to go back on apps.
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August 23, 1966
Dinosaur tracks uncovered.
On August 23, 1966, hundreds of dinosaur tracks were uncovered in Rocky Hill, Hartford County, Connecticut. The first few tracks were discovered by a bulldozer operator who was excavating a path for the new Interstate 91 highway. McCarthy overturned a slab of sandstone and exposed six large, three-toed footprints. Closer inspection revealed that this former lake bed contained the most abundant display of Eubrontes tracks in North America.
Eubrontes giganteus was a large, carnivorous dinosaur that walked on two legs. The sedimentary composition of the Rocky Hill terrain preserved the beasts’ tracks made during the Jurassic period, nearly 200 million years ago. The discovery of these tracks shifted the state highway construction project toward archeological preservation, and when scientists confirmed the significance of this discovery, state officials approved the ancient lake bed be designated as a Connecticut state park.
The park has one of the largest on-site displays of dinosaur tracks in the world. The site was named Dinosaur State Park and designated as a National Landmark in 1968.
There are presently 500 preserved tracks in a 55,000-square-foot area enclosed by a geodesic dome. Another 1,500 tracks have been buried for preservation purposes.
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That's so awesome Alex! I love anything about dinosaurs. My Grandfather has a dinosaur named after him! It was discovered when builders were bulldozing his land for Tyson chicken houses. It is called ArkansasFridayi.+Alex Garcia
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NASA's Juno mission successfully executed its first of 36 orbital flybys of Jupiter today.
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August 25, 1966
Saturn AS-202 launched.
AS-202 was the third unmanned suborbital test flight of the Saturn IB, because a delay in the readiness of the Apollo spacecraft 011 pushed its launch past the July 1966 launch of AS-203.
The objectives of the flight were to verify the structural integrity, launch loads, stage separation, and operation of subsystems of the Saturn 1B, and evaluate the Apollo spacecraft separations, emergency detection system, subsystems, heatshield at high re-entry velocity subjecting it to 260 megajoules per square meter, and mission support facilities. All objectives were achieved.
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Thanks for the great background info and pic. I visited the NASA in Houston, Texas last October. Very impressive museum, tour,visit of the actual lab and training centers of the astronauts! Recommend a visit! Freshend my memories from childhood! A child under 10 yrs. was not able to understand all the excitement in the 1960s!
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New time wasters
Solitaire and Tic-Tac-Toe
Fans of solitaire and tic-tac-toe, rejoice! You're a Google search away from getting your game on!
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August 24, 1966
Fantastic Voyage released.
Stephen Boyd heads a team of scientists sent on a bizarre experimental mission. Through a revolutionary and as-yet-untested process, the scientists and their special motorized submarine are miniaturized, then injected into the blood stream of a near-death scientist (Jean del Val). Their mission is to relieve a blood clot caused by an assassination attempt. One member of the expedition is bent on sabotage so that the scientist's secrets will die with him. Another member is Raquel Welch, seemingly along for the ride solely because of how she looks in a skintight diving suit. The film's Oscar-winning visual effects (by Art Cruickshank) chart the progress of the voyagers through the scientist's body, burrowing past deadly antibodies, chunks of tobacco residue in the lungs, and other such obstacles. Oscars also went to Jack Martin Smith and Dale Hennesy's art direction and Stuart A. Reiss and Walter M. Scott's set decoration. Fantastic Voyage was later spun off into a Saturday-morning cartoon series.
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I probably saw this movie a few years after it was released, but it was an inspiration to my young imagination.  And despite me being under 10 years old I too was engrossed by Raquel's diving suit (or it's contents - lol).
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August 22, 1966
Peppermint Patty first appearance in Peanuts
The official website www.peanuts.com describe her as a fearless born leader and a natural athlete. Peppermint Patty is up to any challenge…except studying. She never met a school day she didn’t hate. She is always getting D- in her tests at school and she was inducted in the "D- Hall of Fame".
This tough girl has a soft side, too: She’s hopelessly in love with her pal Charlie “Chuck” Brown—who has no idea.
For Peppermint Patty, sports are easy; it’s life that’s hard.
Peppermint Patty’s real name is Patricia Reichardt.
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Apologies to those who +1d and commented on my original post. I had to delete and repost because I forgot to add picture.
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“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.”
Introduction
  • I don't work for Google but I am a Google Top Contributor for Google+, meaning I get to work for free but I don't have secret contacts to make things happen. For more information go to http://www.google.com/get/topcontributor/
  • Born in Argentina 
  • Lived in 3 different countries
  • Blood type: Red
  • Married, 2 kids.
  • Accountant. 
  • Personal Computer user since 1981
  • Internet user since 1995. 
  • Social network user since 2007.
  • Facebook disliker since Feb 2009, but stucked in there until Google entered the ring.
  • Have driven on both sides of the road.
  • Bilingual: Spanish and English
  • Favourite movies: Singing in the rain, Back to the Future, Gattaca.
  • Favourite music: Too many to make a list. Watch what I am listening to.
  • Love reading. Always a book in hand. Ebook lately.
  • Interested in: Singularity and understanding what's the next step in human evolution. 
  • LEARN from yesterday, LIVE for today and HOPE for tomorrow"
  • "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift, that's why it is called 'the present'."
  • "Consider the postage stamp. Its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there."--Josh Billings
  • "I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."--Douglas Adams
  • "Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted" - Albert Einstein (disputed)
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I am a user of Google+ since July 1st, 2011. I have been adapting to the changes since then.
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