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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
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Lived in 3 different countries
Blood type: Red
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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.

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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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Thank you for the article on Vietnam Alex. Very emotional subject for my family and I. Just the name makes me cry..... But well do
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September 24, 1966
Jimi Hendrix is born.
Not born as a person but he changed his stage name from Jimmy James to Jimi over the Atlantic on his way to London. He was 23. He was actually born Johnny Allen and changed his name to James Marshall.
On this day, he signed a contract with his manager Chas Chandler and got a girlfriend on his first night. He began a relationship with Kathy Etchingham that would last until February 1969.
He went from unknown to be considered the greatest guitarist by RollingStone in less than 4 years. He would die at 27 on September 18, 1970.
The Experience's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame biography states: "Jimi Hendrix was arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music. Hendrix expanded the range and vocabulary of the electric guitar into areas no musician had ever ventured before. His boundless drive, technical ability and creative application of such effects as wah-wah and distortion forever transformed the sound of rock and roll."
A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was dedicated to Hendrix on November 14, 1991, at 6627 Hollywood Boulevard.
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UPDATE: As mentioned below by +Rudy Conforti the music in the video is Stevie Ray Vaughn version.
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He IS the greatest guitarist of all time !! Period !!
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September 22, 1966
Lowest attendance at Yankee Stadium.
On September 22, paid attendance of 413 was announced at the 65,000-seat Yankee Stadium. WPIX announcer Red Barber asked the TV cameras to pan the empty stands as he commented on the low attendance.
Although denied the camera shots on orders from the Yankees' head of media relations, he said, "I don't know what the paid attendance is today, but whatever it is, it is the smallest crowd in the history of Yankee Stadium, and this crowd is the story, not the game."
That game was the first for CBS executive Mike Burke as team president. A week later, Barber was invited to breakfast where Burke told him that his contract wouldn't be renewed.
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September 21, 1966
Reading the past. Writing the future.
Blame Star Trek for the lack of mentions that September 8, 2016 marked the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day.
International Literacy Day 2016 celebrates and honours the past five decades of national and international engagement, efforts and progress made to increase literacy rates around the world. It also addresses current challenges and looks to innovative solutions to further boost literacy in the future.
Fifty years ago, UNESCO officially proclaimed 8 September International Literacy Day to actively mobilize the international community and to promote literacy as an instrument to empower individuals, communities and societies.
The latest data show remarkable progress on youth literacy. Young people in Africa and Asia, for example, are far more likely to be literate than they were 50 years ago, and in 2014, 91% of those aged 15 to 24 years had basic literacy skills, compared with 76% of those aged 65 years or older. In Southern Asia, more than twice as many young people have basic literacy skills (84%) than those in the oldest age group (39%).
There has also been a steady narrowing of the literacy gender gap worldwide, with women making more progress since the 1960s than men. Today, young women have a literacy rate that is 18 percentage points higher than the rate for elderly women, compared with a gap of 11 percentage points between younger and older men.
However, 758 million adults (aged 15 years and older), two-thirds of whom are women, remain illiterate.
For more information go to
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/education/themes/education-building-blocks/literacy/

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September 19, 1966
Train robber arrested.
In London, Ronald "Buster" Edwards, one of the suspects in the Great Train Robbery of August 8, 1963, voluntarily surrendered to detectives from Scotland Yard. After hiding for more than three years in Mexico, Edwards having exhausted his £150,000 share of the loot from the robbery, and with his family homesick decide to return to England. Edwards would be sentenced to 15 years in prison, but would be paroled on April 2, 1975.
The Great Train Robbery was the robbery of substantial sums of money from a Royal Mail train heading between Glasgow and London in the early hours of Thursday, 8 August, 1963, at Bridego Railway Bridge, Ledburn, near Mentmore in Buckinghamshire, England.
After tampering with line signals, a 15-strong gang of robbers led by Bruce Reynolds attacked the train. With careful planning based on inside information the robbers got away with over £2.6 million. The bulk of the stolen money was never recovered.
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September 17, 1966
M I S S I O N: I M P O S S I B L E.
An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture.
A hallmark of the series shows Briggs or Phelps receiving his instructions on a recording that then self-destructs, followed by the theme music composed by Lalo Schifrin.
Jim Phelps is the head of a super-secret government agency and is often given secret anonymous covert missions to attempt; quite often they are unmasking of criminals or the rescuing of hostages. He picks his team depending on which tasks need to be done.
One thing is vital on an Impossible Mission: the mission must be carried out in entire secrecy, often relying on high-tech equipment and elaborate deceptions.
The series was filmed and financed by Desilu Productions, and aired on the CBS network from September 1966 to March 1973. The series was reprised in 1988 for two seasons on ABC, retaining only Graves in the cast. It also inspired a series of theatrical motion pictures starring Tom Cruise, beginning in 1996.
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September 25, 1966
60 million people watch TV.
The rivalry between the American film industry and American television reached a major turning point when an estimated 60,000,000 viewers (a 38.3 rating and a 61 share) tuned in to ABC Sunday Night at the Movies to watch The Bridge on the River Kwai.
ABC had paid Columbia Pictures two million dollars for the rights for two showings of the 1957 hit film and reaped $1.8 million in commercials on the first showing, as the Ford Motor Company sponsored the entire film.
The total cost of the movie was $2.8million.
The result was that the three American networks entered a bidding war as they sought to get the rights to as many motion pictures as possible. Starting September 1968 the major networks combined were running prime time movies seven days a week, avoiding competition head to head on movies. NBC (Saturday, Monday, Tuesday), ABC (Sunday, Wednesday) and CBS (Thursday, Friday). Usually 9:00-11:00pm.
Curiously, the ailing film industry, which had steadily lost customers to television, found the TV networks to be a major source of revenue, and began to budget more for its productions than ever before.
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September 23, 1966
Minimum Wage increase.
U.S. President Johnson signed the Fair Labor Standards Amendments of 1966 into law, extending a minimum wage (of at least $1.00 per hour) for the first time to workers on farms, in restaurants, hotels and motels, laundries and dry cleaners, and to state and local government employees of schools, hospitals and nursing homes, effective February 1, 1967.
In addition, the minimum wage for other occupations would be raised 28% over the next 17 months, from $1.25 an hour to $1.40 in 1967, and $1.60 in 1968.
The 1966 amendments established essential minimum labor standards (minimum wage, overtime pay, child labor and equal pay) for 9 million nonsupervisory workers previously excluded from the benefits, bringing the total number of workers protected to 41.5 million.
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We’re excited to join Gmail, Google Drive, Calendar and the rest of the Google Apps for Work family as a core Apps for Work service! If your organization uses Google Apps for Work, read on to see what’s new: https://goo.gl/pYzKNF
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September 20, 1966
The Bible: In the beginning...
A 1966 American-Italian religious epic film produced by Dino De Laurentiis and directed by John Huston. It recounts the first 22 chapters of the biblical Book of Genesis, covering the stories from Adam and Eve to the binding of Isaac.
Released by 20th Century Fox, the cast includes Michael Parks as Adam, Ulla Bergryd as Eve, Richard Harris as Cain, John Huston as Noah, Stephen Boyd as Nimrod, George C. Scott as Abraham, Ava Gardner as Sarah, and Peter O'Toole as the Three Angels.
Huston originally considered Alec Guinness (who was unavailable) and Charlie Chaplin (who declined) for the part of Noah until he finally decided to play it himself.
Before computer generated imagery (CGI)...
There were five reproductions of Noah's Ark built for the film.
The largest reproduction, which stood on the backlot of the De Laurentiis Film Center, was 200 feet long, 64 feet wide, and 50 feet high; it was used for the long shot of Noah loading the animals.
The interior reproduction, which was one of the "largest interior sets ever designed and constructed," was 150 feet long and 58 feet high and had "three decks, divided into a hundred pens" and a ramp that ran "clear around the ark from top to bottom."
The third reproduction was a "skeleton" ark, built for the scenes depicting Noah and his sons constructing the Ark.
The fourth reproduction was "placed at the foot of a dam" for the inundation sequences
The fifth reproduction was a miniature for the storm sequences. The cost of building the five reproductions was more than $1 million.
The building took months and more than 500 workers were employed. The animals were delivered from a zoo in Germany. The whole segment of Noah's Ark had a total budget of $3 million.
Earnings
The film earned rentals of $15 million in North America during its initial theatrical release and $25.3 million worldwide, though Fox posted a loss of $1.5 million. Total domestic box office is by now almost $35 million
20th Century Fox released the film on Blu-ray Disc on March 22, 2011.
It was originally conceived as the first in a series of films retelling the entire Old Testament, but these sequels were never made.
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September 18, 2016
Valerie Percy murder.
The daughter of prominent businessman and Republican politician Charles "Chuck" Percy, was 21 when she was stabbed and beaten to death in the bedroom of the family's lakefront home before dawn, amid indications of a break-in. The horrific crime made national news, but no one was ever caught. One of the most notorious cold cases.
Weeks later, Chuck Percy was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he served for 18 years. He died in 2011.
Valerie's twin sister, Sharon, is married to Jay Rockefeller, the former governor and U.S. senator from West Virginia.
The investigation file contains about 20,000 pages of records, including investigative reports, crime scene photos, thousands of pages of interview notes, witness statements, letters providing tips and evidence, lead investigation summaries and correspondence with other law enforcement agencies.
The authorities ruled out that this crime concerned a burglary gone wrong as nothing was stolen. Theories galore about what and why this happened: a politically motivated attack to stop her father’s career, a jilted lover, a professional killer, a professional burglar caught by Valerie, and even the mob gets a mention.
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September 16, 1966
Kinzua Dam becomes operational.
The dam is located 6 miles (10 km) east of Warren, Pennsylvania, along Route 59, within the 500,000-acre (200,000 ha) Allegheny National Forest. A boat marina and beach are located within the dam boundaries. In addition to providing flood control and power generation, the dam created Pennsylvania's second deepest lake , the Allegheny Reservoir, also known as Kinzua Lake.
The main controversy of this construction was the Federal condemnation of tribal lands to be flooded for the project displacing more than 600 Seneca members and costing the reservation 10,000 acres (4,000 ha), nearly one-third of its territory and much of its fertile farmland.
Seneca homes and forests were burned and then flooded to clear the land. “The overall trauma of forced relocation, the desecration of our grandparent's graves, the burning of our homes, our longhouses and churches, the loss of our gardens—a lot of people had gardens that were multi-generational—the loss was so traumatic,” said Dennis Bowen, Seneca, former president of the Allegheny Seneca Nation in New York State.
The total cost of construction was approximately $108 million. According to the US Army Corps of Engineers, Kinzua more than paid for itself in 1972 when tropical storm Agnes dumped continual heavy rains on the watershed, bringing the reservoir to within three feet of its maximum storage capacity. Downstream flood damages of an estimated $247 million were avoided. The dam at Kinzua has prevented an estimated $1 billion in flood damages since becoming operational.
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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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