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If you're in charge of local or regional public safety response, and you want the news media to behave in a certain way when tragedy or disaster strikes, include them all in your training so everyone knows what to expect and maintain a good working relationship with all of them so they won't burn you if they get the chance.

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I didn't know Yahoo Messenger was still around.
 
Have you ever given Yahoo Messenger a try?

#android #yahoomessenger #news #yahoo
The storied history of Yahoo had seemingly come to an end earlier this year, with the news that Verizon Wireless had purchased the Internet assets of Yahoo
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Here is a time lapse I made of a US Army Reserve CH-46 Chinook being repaired, then flying away at the local airport. I'll be posting more photos and video later today.
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Woah. That's a big fuel tank.
 
NASA's New Deep Space Rocket: Plugging Away Inside Massive SLS Fuel Tank | Welders Complete Final Plug Fusion Welds on SLS Liquid Hydrogen Tank | Aug. 18, 2016: Welders inside a large liquid hydrogen tank for NASA's Space Launch System at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans are plugging holes left after the tank was assembled. Using frictional heating and forging pressure, friction stir welding produces high-strength bonds virtually free of defects. The process transforms metals from a solid state into a "plastic-like" state and uses a rotating pin tool to soften, stir and forge a bond between two metal sections to form a uniform welded joint. At the beginning and end of each weld, holes remain where the rotating pin tool enters and exits the metal. Six 22-foot-tall barrels and two domed caps were joined together to create the qualification test article, which measures an astounding 27.5 feet in diameter and over 130 feet long. Qualification test articles, like the one shown here, closely replicate flight hardware and are built using identical processing procedures. The liquid hydrogen tank, a liquid oxygen tank, four RS-25 engines and other elements form SLS's core stage, which also serves as the rocket's structural backbone. SLS—the most powerful rocket in the world—along with NASA's Orion spacecraft will send astronauts deeper into space than ever before, including on the agency's journey to Mars.

Credit: NASA/Michoud/Steve Seipel
Release Date: August 18, 2016

+NASA Orion 
+NASA's Marshall Center 
+NASA Johnson Space Center 
+NASA's Kennedy Space Center 
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#NASA #Space #Rocket #SLS #SpaceLaunchSystem #FuelTank #Welding #Mars #JourneyToMars #DeepSpace #Propulsion #Engineering #Technology #STEM #Education #USA #UnitedStates #Marshall #MSFC #Michoud #NewOrleans #Louisiana #Boeing #AerojetRocketdyne #Photography #Art
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What a way to start the day! 
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This is a fascinating article.

Certain cultures on earth and certain American subcultures seem to me to fit the definaition of aliem. :-)
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My camera bag is now re-organized to fit three cameras, two tablets, and two handheld radios (one a scanner, one an amateur band transceiver/backup scanner). Plus many USB cables, enough spare batteries and battery power banks to last 72 hours, around 500 GB of backup memory, and a high visibility safety vest.

It also has straps for a small tripod that I haven't gotten around to adding to the load out.

I should note that all three cameras were donated and the other equipment paid for by my generous +Patreon subscribers.

[Obligatory self-promotion link: https://www.patreon.com/maconmedia ]

THE FUTURE

Among the next things to add is is a tablet that is powerful enough to edit video so I can process video updates in the field and then upload them to the internet while still at a scene.

I am also saving up for a Livestream Broadcaster so I can do longer liveshots from remote locations. I'm covering a Congressional Debate this evening and one of those would have come in very handy. Gotta keep the regional TV Station on it's toes :)

#NewMedia #DIgitalJournalism #CitizenJournalist #AnArmyofDavids

*addendum* This device may serve to take the place of a much more expensive video editing tablet, but it would require me to establish an editing bay in the van, which I've been wanting to do for some time. http://betanews.com/2016/09/22/solidrun-x86-braswell-microsom-linux-windows-10-raspberry-pi/
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Found an old notebook (an actual notebook, not a computer file) of a couple hundred pages of hand written thoughts and plans from April to August 2011 with a list of goals and was pleasantly surprised to see I'm still within the margin of error for anticipated growth and delivery of services.

2018 is still the year for the next anticipated shift to the next level, and the one I've been most worried about local competitors realizing where I'm going and seizing the territory before I can get there because they have the money and the resources, if not the vision. LOL

It's interesting to reread my thoughts from so long ago.

#NavelGazing #MaconMedia #CitizenJournalism
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Watching a version of this play out on real life, except there's no editor at the organization willing to act as a speed bump in the way of the wayward "reporter."

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This should be the basic internet speed in my county. Most have access to less than 3 down and 0.5 up.

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This is intriguing 
Outernet is a new satellite service that aims to be a free “library in the sky”. They continuously broadcast services such as news, weather, videos and other files from satellites. Their aim is to provide up to date information to users in locations with little to no internet (rural, third world and sea), or in countries …
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I had the Cuban Sandwich and it was very good. The waitresses are attentive and the atmosphere is Caribbean.
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