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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
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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.
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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May 24, 1966
Kingdom of Buganda abolished
In southern Uganda lies a kingdom whose history stretches back far longer than that of the country's modern republic. The Kingdom of Buganda, from which modern Uganda derives its name, is one of the oldest traditional kingdoms in East Africa, with a history that dates back some 1,000 years.
On May 24, 1966 the prime minister of Uganda Dr Milton Apollo Obote directed a raid on the palace of the Buganda reigning king, Frederick Muteesa II.
Obote’s army commander Idi Amin Dada led the assault on Muteesa’s palace at Mengo that led in turn to immeasurable loss of lives and property as well as changed the course of politics in the larger Uganda for good since guns would be used to overthrow successive governments from then on.
Muteesa was lucky to escape alive and into exile to the UK. But he wasn’t luckier enough to keep his kingdom intact as well as return alive to Uganda.
Obote banned Muteesa’s kingdom and other kingdom areas before declaring Uganda a republic and himself as the president thereby overthrowing Muteesa who had been the first president of independent Uganda.
The Ugandan army turned the king's palace into their barracks and the Buganda parliament building into their headquarters.
The monarchy was restored in 1993, with the son of Mutesa II, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II as its Kabaka (King).
For more information on Buganda
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May 23, 1966
State of emergency after 1-week seamen strike.
The British government declared a state of emergency.The new emergency powers allowed the government to cap food prices, allowed the Royal Navy to take control and clear the ports and lift restrictions on driving vehicles to allow for the free movement of goods.
Ports and docks around the country were becoming increasingly congested as ships were brought to a standstill by protesting members of the National Union of Seamen.
The NUS was demanding their 56-hour week to be reduced to 40 hours.
The Minister of Labour Ray Gunter acknowledged conditions and regulations governing the seamen needed to be modernised, but said the pay demands could not be satisfied because the resulting amount of overtime pay would go counter to the prices and incomes policy that aims to reduce inflation by limiting wage rises to 3.5%.
The Prime Minister Harold Wilson told the House of Commons the state of emergency was being imposed. Mr Wilson said these powers would not be used until deemed absolutely necessary.
Shipowners estimate exports worth £40m were delayed by the strike which had seen "dead" ships blocking berths in London, Liverpool, Southampton and other major ports.
Passenger ships were also severely affected. Most of Cunard's fleet was out of action. 900 crew members of the Queen Mary stopped work when the ship ended her voyage from New York at Southampton. The Queen Mary was carrying 850 passengers.
The strike finally came to an end on 1 July.
Can't find what they got out of the strike. Apparently not much
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daddy worked over 100 hours a week for years.  i am not working. been on disability for a long tiofme. live on less than 10,000 a year which is enough if you squeeze tight. the rich would take even this away and are trying very hard to kill medicare and social security while the doctors and hospitals grow fat off it.
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May 22, 1966
Perry Mason last case.
Perry Mason is an American legal drama series originally broadcast on CBS television from September 21, 1957, to May 22, 1966. The title character, portrayed by Raymond Burr, is a fictional Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer.
Hollywood's first weekly one-hour series filmed for television, Perry Mason is one of TV's longest-running and most successful legal series (271 episodes, 9 years). During its first season, it received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination as Best Dramatic Series, and it became one of the five most popular shows on television.
Raymond Burr received two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor, and Barbara Hale received an Emmy Award for her portrayal of Mason's secretary Della Street.
In 1960, the series received the first Silver Gavel Award presented for television drama by the American Bar Association.
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I've read lot of Perry Mason's novels!!
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May 20, 1966
Guyana flag.
The flag of Guyana, known as The Golden Arrow, has been the national flag of Guyana since May 1966 when the country became independent from the United Kingdom.
The colours are symbolic, with green for agriculture and forests, white for rivers and water, gold for mineral wealth, black for endurance, and red for zeal and dynamism.
The flag was officially hoisted for the first time on Independence Day, May 26, 1966
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May 18, 1966
Explosion in Canadian Parliament.
The Parliament of Canada came under attack for the first time in the nation's 99-year history, when a bomb exploded in a restroom a few doors away from the office of Prime Minister Pearson in the Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings.
One person was killed, 45-year old Joseph Chartier. (photo)
At the time, Pearson was attending the ongoing session of the House of Commons. Afterward, police determined that Chartier himself was the perpetrator.
Before the attack, Chartier had purchased ten sticks of dynamite in Newmarket, Ontario. After assembling a bomb, he travelled to Ottawa and entered the gallery of the House of Commons. At the time, visitors to Parliament were not searched.
Chartier left behind a notebook at his apartment, saying that his intention was "to drop a bomb and kill as many as possible for the rotten way you are running this country" and added, "Mr. Speaker, gentlemen: I might as well give you a blast to wake you up. "
For one whole year. I have thought of nothing but how to exterminate as many of you as possible." Other Chartier writings showed that he had calculated that he would have two and a half minutes to light the dynamite fuse, walk from the men's room to the Commons chambers, and throw in his bomb; but that he had misjudged the amount of time. Apparently when buying the bomb equipment, he asked how long the fuse would burn and was told it would take 60 seconds per foot. The clerk later testified she was mistaken and the correct burn time was 40 seconds per foot.
At the inquest held several weeks after the bombing, a doctor who had treated Chartier testified that the man had a "mild mental disorder" but was not certifiably insane.
Speaker Lucien Lamoureux announced tighter security measures for Parliament three weeks after the bombing. Staffing numbers were beefed up, patrols in the Centre Block were increased, and security staff would undergo specialized training. Visitors in the public gallery would have to check all parcels, bags and bundles and employees would have to start wearing photo ID badges.
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+Alex Garcia this may surprise you but governments lie, even the Canadian government. No tin foil hat or time machine is required to learn that. Incidentally, experiments at MIT suggest metal headgear would actually attenuate mind control beams rather than blocking them.
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May 25, 1966
SA-500F rolls out of the vehicle assembly facility
The world's largest and most powerful space launch vehicle, the Apollo Saturn V was designed and built for the specific purpose of sending men to the Moon.
In preparation for the first Saturn-V launch, a full engineering mock-up Saturn-V stack, called a Facilities Verification Vehicle (FVV), and designated vehicle number SA-500F was used for testing.
It was rolled out of the VAB on 25th May 1966 to Pad LC-39A in order to test all the procedures and equipment which would later be required during the Apollo flights.
Obviously it was necessary to do testing, but why was it done on this day? My guess is that the 5th anniversary of Kennedy speech (May 25, 1961) in which he said that "USA will send a man to the moon and back before the end of the decade" was a very strong incentive to roll out the vehicle and show the world what NASA was working on.
The biggest rocket ever built, 363 feet tall, did not disappoint viewers.
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English version only for mobile searches on google.com
Unlike on desktop, people who do searches on their smartphones or even tablets usually need relevant answers fast. Which means less tapping. Which means seeing the right answers immediately at a gl…
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Donald Trump tells it like it is
If I could only understand what he is saying.
Is he opposing or in favor of guns in classrooms?
Trump also disputed Clinton's claim that he wants to put "more guns in classrooms."
"She talked about guns in classrooms. I don't want to have guns in classrooms. Although in some cases, teachers should have guns in classrooms, frankly."
"You look at some of our schools," he said. "Unbelievable what is going on. But I'm not advocating guns in classrooms. But remember, in some cases, trained teachers should be able to have guns in classrooms.
Is he saying he is in favor but not advocating it?
advocate: publicly support or recommend a particular cause or policy
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Not much of a choice now. As long as Hillary Killary doesn't get in. I pray hes the wright man..
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May 21, 1966
Last streetcar in St. Louis made its final run.
In the 1920s, about 1,650 streetcars rumbled along 485 miles of tracks in and near the city. Other lines ran to Florissant, Creve Coeur, Alton and Belleville. They ran across the Eads and McKinley bridges and down most every major street. Whole neighborhoods were built to be near them, and large apartment buildings sprouted at junctions and loops.
Then came buses and, fatally, automobiles. St. Louis Public Service Co., forerunner of the Bi-State Transit Authority (now Metro), bought a last fleet of streamlined streetcars shortly after World War II. But ridership continued to plunge while complaints rose from motorists about streetcars.
Only three lines were left in April 1964, when the new Bi-State agency winnowed the system to the Hodiamont line, which ran from downtown to the Wellston Loop. Along the way through north St. Louis, the Hodiamont had its own right-of-way, like a railroad.
But it won't be the last for long, as The Loop Trolley, a 2.2-mile fixed-route electric trolley, is currently under construction in St. Louis and University City. The trolley will link University City and Forest Park, with a turnaround at the Missouri History Museum.
The $51 million project is funded by a $25 million Urban Circulator Grant from the Federal Transit Administration; federal grants from the Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) and Surface Transportation Program (STP); St. Louis County Mass Transit Fund; Great Rivers Greenway; donations; and proceeds from the Loop Trolley Transportation Development District.
Find out more at http://www.looptrolley.com
And a 7-mile downtown streetcar is under study.
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May 19, 1966
Fibre optics in communications.
For a century after Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876, all telephone messages traveled as modulation of electric currents transmitted over copper wire, or to a lesser extent, modulation of radio waves transmitted through the air.
Up until the 1960s, all transmission was analog; the modulations were electrical analogs of the original sounds being transmitted.
Researchers throughout the industry continued to look for a still higher frequency and hence higher capacity transmission medium. The idea of using fibers to telecommunication was first considered by K.C. Kao and G.A. Hockham in England in 1966.
Charles Kao, at ITT’s Standard Telecommunications Laboratory in England, demonstrated that there was no theoretical reason preventing a sufficiently pure glass fiber from having a low enough attenuation to allow it to be used as a medium for light waves bearing information. Light waves have much higher frequencies than microwaves which were the highest frequency waves then used in telephone transmission.
Beginning in the mid-1980s, fiber optic installations expanded rapidly all over the globe, and generations of improved systems followed quickly one after the other. Fiber had enormously higher capacity, which increased even further with each generation, and much cheaper operating costs. For example, the last copper transatlantic cable, TAT-7, opened in 1978 with a capacity of 4,000 calls; the first fiber cable, TAT-8, opened in 1988, with a capacity ten times greater. That was just the beginning of a massive increase in capacity; by the late 1990s, new generations of fiber optic systems could carry millions of calls, though in practice by this time most of what was transmitted was data, and not conversation. Or to put it in data terms, coaxial copper cable carried millions of bits, or megabits, per second; early 1980s fiber optic cable, hundreds of megabits; 1990s fiber, gigabits; and 2000s fiber, terabits.
Kao received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2009 for this work.
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G+ Web Preview Update May 17
We're rolling out another update to our Google+ Web preview today with lots of bug fixes and a highly requested (thanks for all the feedback) feature: polls!

* 79 bug fixes
* 8 accessibility issues addressed
* Ability to create polls
* Ongoing improvements to +mentions (more coming)
* About information always visible on Communities on small screens

As always, please keep sending us your ideas/issues using the Send Feedback menu item.
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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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