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Daniel Ely Rankin
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Attends East Carolina University
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    MS Software Engineering, 2011 - 2011
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    BS in Applied Physics, 2001 - 2005
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Daniel Ely Rankin
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Hey, I'm me.   Dig physics, mostly the classical stuff that models the way the world works in a macro state.

I am helping the Energy From Thorium Foundation change the legislation to allow Thorium Breeders to be fully developed and stand a chance in the open market.  Follow me at @ThorFoundation on Twitter and on facebook Energy from Thorium.

I am working on a line of camera accessories.  Hopefully will be looking for investment soon.

I am working on a multi legged robot.  #Excited. #arduino.

I am a Account Support Consultant for Fleet Customers for NACCO Materials Handling Group and its a fun and challenging job so far.  Lots of SQL queries.  

I'm a Beta user of G+ and a love it,  hopefully I will be around much more than I have been.

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Russ Wilcox has left me a voicemail. A Mensan. Aspiring entrepreneur/inventor. I once asked +Vic Gundotra for $1 Billion dollars in a hangout, and his response was 'I will circulate this around internally!"
Looking for (challenging) work or entrepreneurial partners.
  • NACCO Industries, Inc.
    Account Support Consultant, 2012 - present
  • NACCO Industries, Inc.
    Fabrication Engineer (contract), 2012 - 2012
  • Sara Lee Bakery
    Maintenance Scheduler Planner, 2008 - 2010
    Industrial Engineer, 2003 - 2007
  • Masters Student in Software Engineering (9 hrs)
    2010 - 2010
  • Andy's Cheesesteaks and Cheeseburgers
    Burger Flipper, 2001 - 2002
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Wow! Just how far back did Doc Brown take you?
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Awesome story.
On the 5th of September, 1983, 4 USAF F-4E Phantom jets were flying over the Atlantic en route to Europe along with the support of a KC-135 known as “North Star.” These five aircraft were part of a larger number of Phantoms and tankers on a routine trans-Atlantic flight. To make the crossing, the Phantoms would need to tank a total of 8 times to fill their thirsty engines.
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I just met Walter Jones, NC congressman, and gave a work presentation to him. Cool!
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Interesting study findings on #automotiveSafety
New car designs are reducing traffic deaths, but the odds of getting killed in a car accident still dramatically vary depending on the make and model of your car.
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Interesting read on #coal, seem in line with your other reading?

Dirty fuels are dying so that people can live.
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I hope this trend continues, although I'm afraid it's mostly driven by cheap natural gas, not renewables.
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#gillermodeltoro #hellyes #thestrain

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'Taking vampires back from those damn kids'
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Is that a good one? Have to look into this. Thanks, Dan!
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Emilie Wapnick: Why some of us don't have one true calling #TED :
What do you want to be when you grow up? Well, if you're not sure you want to do just one thing for the rest of your life, you're not alone. In this illuminating talk, writer and artist Emilie Wapnick describes the kind of people she calls "multipotentialites" — who have a range of interests and jobs over one lifetime. Are you one?
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The audio is great, I disliked Bluetooth cause you always have a reason to step to another room and take the phone
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Nasa is making big promises for Monday, saying it will reveal the answer to a major mystery about Mars. The US space agency said it would be announcing "a major science finding" regarding the Red Planet at 11:30am EDT (4.30pm in the UK) on the 28 September, to be broadcast live on its website.
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So +Li Jiang​ and #GSV have this #siliconvalley event. Share to anyone you think would dig. My first #CA visit!

Lots of speakers on all things #startup. Use the link and we both save 10%

Just registered for 2015 GSV Pioneer Summit via @Bizzabo Want a discount? #gsvpioneer cc: @gsvpioneer

GSVlabs is a campus of innovation focused on accelerating high-growth, high-impact verticals in the areas of EdTech, Sustainability, Big Data, and Mobility. Utilizing GSVlabs resources, founders and entrepreneurs join a global network of community partners, including mentors, investors, ...
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Seems to me that geophysical models on age are missing the point that this part of space has a much lower gravitation potential, Pluto has a much smaller gravity, and the chance of high velocity interactions such as the ones that form impact craters are millions of times less likely. Sure the core may be a nuclear fission reactor or there may be a long cycle phase transition near surface, but a 11km mountain range is highly unlikely without a solid core on such a small dwarf.

That means Pluto may look young, but its aged many order of magnitudes better than other orbiting bodies.

Look forward to hearing more as we learn it! 
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This is an older article, but its why I am a   #nuclearPower  advocate.  If you put all preconceptions aside and look at the data, you have to compare things as apples to apples.  I believe nuclear should provide  base load power, not coal or gas (short term better than Coal) and renewable provide as much as they can.

Look at the impact, scientifically, from #Nasa .
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Don't let facts interfere with the emotions of the Green left...
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