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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.
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.
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

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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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Thank You Alex Garcia for sharing your knowledge,and wisdom that is more valuable than you probably realize.Your a fine man,and I am glad to call you a friend.Have Fun!
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June 24, 1966
National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act (US).
By 1965, automobile accidents had become the leading cause of death of Americans under age 44.
On this day, the United States Senate voted unanimously, 76-0, for the most comprehensive automobile safety laws ever enacted in the U.S., with 26 requirements for all 1968 model vehicles, including lap and shoulder seat belts for all passengers, back up lights, hazard lights, collapsible steering columns, rupture-resistant fuel tanks, door latches that stayed latched in crashes, side-view mirrors, shatter-resistant windshields and windshield defrosters, lights on the sides of cars as well as the front and back, head rests and the padding and softening of interior surfaces and protrusions.
“For the first time in our history,” President Johnson declared, “we can mount a truly comprehensive attack on the rising toll of death and destruction on the nation’s highways that last year alone claimed 50,000 lives….We can no longer tolerate such anarchy on wheels.” The Senate also passed a companion bill from the Johnson administration authorizing expenditures of some $465 million over three years for state and city traffic safety programs, including driver education and licensing, auto inspection, highway design, traffic control and enforcement of traffic laws.
The House subsequently passed the legislation by another unanimous vote, and Johnson signed it into law on September 9, 1966.
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And yet sill can't pass a bill on gun law's restictions 
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June 23, 1966
Ian Fleming last Bond book
Octopussy and The Living Daylights (sometimes published as Octopussy) is the fourteenth and final James Bond book written by Ian Fleming in the Bond series. The book is a collection of short stories published posthumously (Fleming died Aug 12, 1964) in the United Kingdom by Jonathan Cape on 23 June 1966.
The book originally contained just two stories, "Octopussy" and "The Living Daylights", with subsequent editions also carrying firstly "The Property of a Lady" and then "007 in New York".
Octopussy, starring Roger Moore as James Bond, was released in 1983 as the thirteenth film in the series.
The Living Daylights, released in 1987, was the fifteenth Bond film produced by Eon and starred Timothy Dalton in his first appearance as Bond.
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Octopussy, the movie, is only incredibly weakly based on the short story. Really only the part about the woman "Octopussy" and her father.

The Living Daylights movie is only linked to the short story by it's pre-title sequence, which is pretty much the short story. Everything after that was made up by the screen writers.
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And another reason why I don't use Facebook
Apologies for my 2nd post about Facebook today. It seems like Facebook is going through one of those phases in which they push the envelope on a few areas.
5 years ago I used to spend half the time checking what Facebook had changed in settings without telling me.
And now I will stop posting about FB :)
Have a great day!
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June 21, 1966
Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?
1966 American black comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols. The screenplay by Ernest Lehman is an adaptation of the play of the same title by Edward Albee.
The film stars Elizabeth Taylor as Martha and Richard Burton as George, with George Segal as Nick and Sandy Dennis as Honey.
The choice of Elizabeth Taylor—at the time regarded as one of the most beautiful women in the world—to play the frumpy, fifty-ish Martha surprised many, but the actress gained 30 pounds (13.5 kg) for the role and her performance (along with those of Burton, Segal, and Dennis) was ultimately praised.
The film was nominated for thirteen Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Mike Nichols, and is one of only two films to be nominated in every eligible category at the Academy Awards (the other being Cimarron).
The film won five awards, including a second Academy Award for Best Actress for Elizabeth Taylor and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Sandy Dennis. However, the film lost to A Man for All Seasons for the Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay awards, and both Richard Burton and George Segal failed to win in their categories.
In 2013, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who%27s_Afraid_of_Virginia_Woolf%3F_(film)
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Internet trolls be aware
You could end up in jail.
Don't drink and type in social media.
Alchin will return to the court on July 29 for sentencing.
He could face up to three years behind bars. 
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June 18, 1966
Ford GT40s sweep Le Mans.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans 1966 was the 34th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 18-19 June 1966. It was also the seventh round of the 1966 World Sportscar Championship season. This was the first win at LeMans for the Ford GT40 and the first win for an American car company.
Victory in the 1966 24 hours of Le Mans should have gone to Ken Miles and Denny Hulme, driving the Ford GT40 Mk II with #1. Instead, controversial team orders requested that the first, second and third-place GT40s join ranks for a photo-op finish, a fateful decision that would instead hand Ford’s first victory at Le Mans to Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon in GT40 Mk II #2. Car #5 was 12 laps behind.
Miles-Hulme crossed first followed by McLaren-Amon about 15 meters behind. But because the second car started 40 meters behind in the starting grid, technically they had won the race by covering the longest distance.
This was a terrible disappointment for Ken Miles, who expected the triple crown Daytona-Sebring-Le Mans. The finish remains the closest in Le Mans history.
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June 25, 1966
Rosemary's baby is born.
At least in Ira Levin fiction book, on June 1966 (6/66), 25th (in opposition to Dec 25th), the antichrist is born.
Rosemary's Baby is a 1967 best-selling horror novel by Ira Levin, his second published book. It sold over 4 million copies "making it the top bestselling horror novel of the 1960s."The commercial success of the novel helped launch a "horror boom", where horror fiction would achieve enormous commercial success.
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I remember it was very popular. Not my type of movie.
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June 22, 1966
Born Free. Elsa the Lioness.
Born Free is a 1966 British drama film starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers as Joy and George Adamson, a real-life couple who raised Elsa the Lioness, an orphaned lion cub, to adulthood, and released her into the wilderness of Kenya.
The movie was produced by Open Road Films Ltd. and Columbia Pictures. The screenplay, written by blacklisted Hollywood writer Lester Cole (under the pseudonym "Gerald L.C. Copley"), was based upon Joy Adamson's 1960 non-fiction book Born Free.
Born Free was a game changer that essentially altered the way we perceive relationships between humans and animals. Because of the emotional bond George and Joy Adamson formed with Elsa, lions could no longer be dismissed simply as brutal killers to be shot while on safari. Elsa became an individual in the eyes of the world, and her story made her a symbol for all animals’ right to live free.
Starring real-life husband and wife Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna as George and Joy Adamson, it became a box office hit and award-winner, and turned Travers and McKenna into wildlife activists in the process.
The film was one of the most popular movies at the British box office in 1966.
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Best movie. We named our stray cat Elsa...
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Facebook keeps raising the walls
It's not enough that you spend a lot of time in their walled garden, but they don't want you to leave.
Facebook withdraws video creators' ability to embed links into their clips to direct viewers to their own sites.
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June 20, 1966
Arnold Palmer meltdown.
Golf is a lonely game played by men and women waging lonely battles with their demons and doubts. And 50 years ago, when Arnold stepped to the 10th tee at the Olympic, holding a 7-shot lead over Billy Casper, a golfer adored by millions had no idea just how lonely a back nine could get.
It happened because Palmer never believed in playing prevent defense. He was the original go-for-broker. He wanted Ben Hogan's Open scoring record of 276, too.
Palmer had a 6-shot lead with six holes to play, a 5-shot lead with four to play. His eighth major championship still zipped safely inside his bag, Palmer decided to play for birdie on the par-3 15th, and his ambitious 7-iron shot landed in the sand. One of the best putters around, Casper nailed a 20-footer for birdie and watched his deficit shrink to three when Palmer failed to get up and down.
Palmer snap-hooked his drive at the 604-yard 16th, failed to advance his second shot out of the deep rough and scrambled to make bogey after Casper drained a 13-footer for birdie. Lead down to one.
Palmer had a 7-footer at 17 he desperately needed, and the man who never left a putt short watched his ball stop one inch short of pay dirt, compelling him to throw his head back, his face an unruly brew of shock and disgust. Palmer trudged to the 72nd tee tied for the Open lead.
Palmer was famous for making eye contact with one and all, for making sure the crowds felt they were part of his experience. But as his world spun out of control, Palmer disconnected from the fans. On the 18th green he was a dark, solitary figure lurching over a downhill, left-to-right 4-footer he needed to qualify for a playoff.
Believing his entire identity as a winner was on the line, Palmer somehow found the nerve to get the ball in the hole. "Biggest putt I've ever made," he would say.
Palmer carried a 2-shot lead into the back nine of the 18-hole playoff, but everyone already knew how this movie would end.
Casper picked up six shots on Palmer down the stretch, just as he had picked up seven the day before. The King was reduced to the king of pain. Nothing in golf has ever hurt so much.
Palmer never won another major and was haunted by the one at Olympic that got away.
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Full article at
http://espn.go.com/golf/usopen12/story/_/id/8034629/arnold-palmer-collapse-olympic-club-1966-one-ages
For more on Arnold Palmer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Palmer
For more on Billy Casper
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Casper
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However, it should be noted that no one in all of history ever asked a waiter for a "Billy Casper" - so Arnie's got THAT goin' for him... which is nice.

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June 19, 1966
Black Sunday for hydroplane fans
Three of racing's finest were lost in two separate accidents at the President's Cup Regatta in Washington, D.C.
Stricken from the list of the living on that fateful day were Ron Musson of Miss Bardahl, Rex Manchester of Notre Dame, and Don Wilson of Miss Budweiser.
Musson perished when his radical-designed craft, running in only its second heat of competition, became airborne and crashed to the bottom of the Potomac River, while battling for the lead in Heat 2-B.
Manchester and Wilson were killed when their boats collided while contending for first-place in Heat Three.
The loss of Musson, Manchester, and Wilson shook the boat racing world to its foundation. Ron, Rex, and Don were professional athletes, loved and admired by thousands of fans. They were role models for a generation of youngsters.
The people in the sport felt a special kind of grief in the aftermath of Black Sunday. The late Bill Muncey once told an interviewer that, for the rest of his life, not a week would pass when he wouldn't think about his three fallen comrades. (It was Bill who had recommended that Musson be hired to drive for Ole Bardahl in 1961; Wilson had been Muncey's roommate in college.)
In truth, no one who experienced the 1966 President's Cup, in person or in spirit, will ever forget it. June 19 was truly the sport's darkest day.
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  • 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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