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The community of Kamangu, Kiambu County, Kikuyu grew up along the A104 NW out of Nairobi and lies in the incredible Rift Valley. Local people are relatively well off if they have a smartphone. Most struggle to buy kerosene for lamps to light their homes at night because…. No electricity. Yeah!? They are blessed, however, with Africa’s best mobile network and constant sunshine (except for the two annual rainy seasons). Internet.org and Facebook a...
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Stunning ~40 year old album of #Kathmandu #Nepal!
Happy Birthday +Kevin Kelly & thanks for sharing x
 
Katmandu was an intensely ornate city that is easily damaged. The carvings, details, public spaces were glorious. My heart goes out to its citizens who suffer with their city. As you can see from these images I took in 1976, the medieval town has been delicate for decades. Loosely stacked bricks are everywhere. One can also see what splendid art has been lost. Not all has been destroyed, and I am sure the Nepalis will rebuild as they have in the past. Still, the earthquake shook more than just buildings. 

If you look carefully you may notice something unusual about these photos. They show no cars, pedicabs, or even bicycles. At the time I took these images, Katmandu was an entirely pedestrian city. Everyone walked everywhere. Part of why I loved it. That has not been true for decades, so this is something else that was lost long ago. Also missing back then was signage. There are few signs for stores, or the typical wordage you would see in any urban landscape today. Katmandu today is much more modern, much more livable, or at least it was. 

Blessings on you, Katmandu!
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Sand dams + geoengineering + turning water and sunshine into food. Who's in? #kenya   #sustainabledevelopment   #Konza  
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Thank you to +BBC One for publicly releasing this epic video. #StargazingLive  
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It's funny what causes one to get excited. For some it is the smell of something new. For others the satisfaction of helping someone out. For me, it is the magic of seeing something that we designed come together into a product that is more than the sum of its parts.
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This is not bullshit it WILL hurt your Grandchildren. Please get on board and pass it on!
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40 yrs ago the democrats said the same thing except it was global cooling.
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Tesla Home Electrical Storage

This looks to be a pretty big deal, especially if Tesla can actual scale to the potential here. And the timing is perfect given the ever growing fragility of the power grid to both natural and manmade damage.

There are layers here but the biggest I see is not only being able to daily store energy for solar/wind and other sources but equally powerful is to be able to effectively leverage peak load pricing of the base grid so that you charge the system at night during low load (and low rates) and use your own power - and even potentially sell some power back to the grid during peak power. The rate differential is 4 times or more virtually paying for the cost of the system. Wow.

If this works as hoped it should be clean, silent, simple, free to low cost and make our local power grids far more stable and secure. Win win for everyone (but the power company).

Call me a fanboy of Musk (I am) but he is the Thomas Edison of our time - changing finance (Paypal), transportation (Tesla), space travel (SpaceX), Clean Energy (SolarCity) and now our base power grid itself (Tesla Home Power). Through in Hyperloop and other ideas and he is simply a great practical get-it-done engineer in the classic style.
Tesla will announce a new product at the end of April that's not a car, CEO Elon Musk recently announced without revealing any further details. Even so, most people are expecting the secret product...
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More +AVIF Volunteering going ahead in the Amazon region from June
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Incredible album #science  + #EDM  
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Deep Learning Solutions Architect & Community Manager NVIDIA
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Astrophysics, maths, deep learning, coding, international synergiser, project management, social media Queen, anything internet, sports bikes, swimming, weightlifting, best friend, taking no shit!
Employment
  • Nvidia
    Deep Learning Solutions Architect, 2015 - present
  • AVIF
    Founder Trustee, 2006 - present
  • KO2 Adventures CIC
    Executive Ops Director, 2008 - 2012
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Harrogate, UK
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Manchester, UK - Zibo, China - Osnabruck, Germany - Tampa Bay, Florida
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Google'll ne'r be Master of all t'internet till it be allowin page translation into English (Pirate) Arrrrrr
Introduction
Deep Learning Solutions Architect for Nvidia & founder trustee of a global volunteering network AVIF.org.uk. You can generally find me on Twitter or Facebook (sorry Google).
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Astrophysics, played* rugby, yelled at the Chinese PSB, inlined marathons, swimmer and GSX-R750 lover but my best role is Mother of two!
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  • University of Leeds
    Artificial Intelligence, 2012 - 2015
  • University of Leeds
    Physics with Astrophysics, 2004 - 2005
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BRCK+Pi | BRCK
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Bringing water to Nkiito
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Nkiito is a beautiful serene maasai village in Amboseli, Kenya. They have no running water. We hope you'll visit and help.

Ben and Tarka Make History (Official Announcement)
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Round One Hundred and Two (Day 102)
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The White Hell (and Some Good News!) (Day 99)
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In the Hurt Box (Day 86)
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Scott Expedition - Day 86: In the Hurt Box

Humanity in jeopardy | KurzweilAI
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Two Months in Antarctica (and a Christmas Message from the ice) (Video)
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Retracing Our Steps (Day 74)
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travel2change - Project
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Together, we are on a mission to make travel better for travelers and locals. Use your passion to create change during your trip.

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Incredibly relaxing and beautiful place, thank you for the pleasure.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
You suck ! .. and I'll be making a formal complaint. My 18 year old daughter just turned up to a family room booking with friends, part of a large party travelling from Harrogate to celebrate her 18th birthday and you turned her away. Apparently the room she'd booked had been trashed the night before which is no one's fault, definitely not hers but you not only didn't offer her another room you told her to drive 30 miles away to another Travelodge which was in terrible condition and would have cost them a fortune in a taxi home. This is her 18th birthday celebration and I then had to find them another hotel. I want a full refund, refund of the petrol cost to the other dismal place you sent her and also at least 100 compensation for the total inconvenience. This incident is about to go all over the internet too! Your customer service at Gateshead is disgraceful.
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