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Jeffrey Cuscutis
Works at Everglades Direct as a Software Developer
Attended Zion Lutheran High School
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Are you now or have you ever been in a fraternity or sorority?
 
This is perfectly in line with the new definition of freedom of association. I don't get what all the fuss is about.
BOSTON, May 6, 2016—In a stunning attack on freedom of association, Harvard University announced today that members of independent, single-sex, off-campus organizations will be blacklisted from Rhodes and Marshall scholarships and banned from leadership of on-campus organizations or athletic teams. Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust stated that next year, members of fraternities, sororities, and “final clubs” will begin to be denied these opport...
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Censorship is the last refuge of those losing an argument.

+Kelly Ellis started a campaign to support bringing blacks and Hispanics into programming, according to her in response to my "racism" (which is nonexistent except as a fantasy in her mind). I promptly donated to that campaign, and publicized it to my followers, inviting them if they donated to leave comments on her thread that I'd sent them.

Now I learn that she deleted my comment and has been systematically deleting comments by people who went over there to donate and cited me.

Get this, though: apparently she's still taking the money.

Kelly Ellis, you are a coward and a censor. Your beliefs merely make you an idiot; your conduct in attempting to erase the record makes you contemptible scum.

I am now suggesting that nobody donate to this campaign.  The cause may be worthy, but the organizer is a fraud.
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I might be completely biased, seeing how I've known this fellow for mumblety number of years (ahem) but Sean Hoade is currently trying to raise funds to get a trilogy of books out, all based on Tesla. If you are into horror, steam punk, science fiction or Tesla, there's probably something you'll like in the trilogy.

So please, help out an artist: http://teslatrilogy.com/
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Shiny. This would be very nice to have.
 
You might not have any super-soldier serum to boost your strength but you can still become the patriotic Avenger with the Captain America Prop Replica Shield, which was cast with the same molds used for the prop seen in The Avengers. #captainamerica #shield

Link: http://www.geekalerts.com/captain-america-prop-replica-shield/
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Cap and Bucky sitting in a tree...
 
Captain America: The Winter Soldier: The End
By MaX KennedY
Link ~ http://maxkennedy.deviantart.com/art/Captain-America-The-Winter-Soldier-The-End-473159755

Inspired by the classic b/w photo of a sailor kissing a nurse in NYC ❤❤
V-J Day in Times Square is a photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt that portrays an American sailor kissi... - http://pinterest.com/pin/A8ZlOAAQwIoGmG_QUt0AAAA/?utm_source=android_share
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#CaptainAmerica #Bucky #WinterSoldier #kiss #StanLeeIsGod #marvel #art
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The Hollow Earth!
 
Hollow Earth

There have been lots of theories saying the Earth is hollow, but I know only one that could be true.

Edmond Halley, the guy who discovered the famous comet, had a theory where Earth consists of a hollow shell about 800 kilometers thick, two smaller shells nested inside, and a ball in the middle - all separated by atmospheres and rotating at different speeds!  It sounds nutty, but Halley was trying to explain the Earth's rather complicated magnetic fields: each of his shells was magnetic.

People sometimes accuse Leonhard Euler, the famous mathematician and physicists, of believing the Earth was hollow.  But that's not true.  In fact, all Euler did was propose a famous thought experiment:

Puzzle: If you could drill a hole all the way through the Earth, and drop a stone in, what would happen?

With the passage of time, scientists have been learning more about geology, so the remaining people who believe in hollow Earth theories get crazier and crazier.  For example, the neo-Nazi Ernst Zündel wrote a book entitled UFOs - Nazi Secret Weapons? claiming that Hitler and his men had boarded submarines at the end of the war, escaped to Argentina, and then established a base for flying saucers in a hole leading to the inside of the Earth at the South Pole. Zündel also suggested that the Nazis had originated as a separate race that had come from inside the Earth.

My favorite hollow Earth theories are the ones that say we are actually inside!   That's right: all of outer space fits inside an Earth-sized ball, while rocks fill the infinite outside of the universe!    Or maybe the outside is outer space too... but we're stuck on the inside.

I'm not sure what this theory is supposed to accomplish, but it's fun to think about.   What you think are stars may actually be lights from cities on the other side of the Earth!  When the Sun sets.... well, there are different ideas about where it goes.  Perhaps it goes into a hole?  Or perhaps its light bends in such a way that only half the Earth gets sunlight at any one time.

In fact, if you change enough laws of physics, the inside-out Earth theory becomes hard to refute.   It's becomes our usual theory of the universe described in "inside-out coordinates", so it becomes equivalent to our usual ideas - except perhaps for one tiny point, which I'll mention later. 

There's an Egyptian mathematician Mostafa Abdelkader who actually took this line of thought seriously.  According to Martin Gardner, this guy claimed that light rays travel in circular paths, and slow as they approach the center of the spherical star-filled hollow Earth.  Everything shrinks and slows down as it gets close to the center, so nothing can ever get there.  On the other hand, a drill would get longer as you used it to dig outward into the rock.  

This theory gets a bit freaky if you drill all the way through the Earth.  At some point your drill tip has to suddenly appear on the opposite side of the Universe!

But if you allow this, there's not much difference between the inside-out Universe and ours.  True, it's missing one point compared to our usual Universe - namely, the point right at the center of the Earth!   But to make up for this, it has an extra point, namely the "point at infinity", in the center of this inside-out Universe. 

In fact, if we include both these points, the Universe itself becomes a "3-sphere",  which has two "hemispheres", namely the inside and the outside of the Earth.  One is solid rock, the other empty space.  And in fact Dante describes this cosmology in his Divine Comedy.   He was a smart dude.

It's a fun exercise in the philosophy of science to figure out why a theory that makes almost identical predictions to our usual theories is nonetheless considered much worse.

For more on hollow Earth theories, try:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollow_Earth

For more on the myth that Euler believed in a hollow Earth:

http://eulerarchive.maa.org/hedi/HEDI-2007-04.pdf

The nice mathematical way to turn space inside out is called conformal inversion.  It sends straight lines and circles to straight lines and circles, and it preserves angles.  You can read more about it here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inversive_geometry

And here's the webpage where I got this marvelous picture:

http://aetherforce.com/the-hollow-earth-in-science-by-duane-griffin/

Here is seems that the 'point at infinity' is contained inside a glowing octahedral Heaven, the Moon is bowl-shaped, the Sun's light bends, and there's a hole in the North Pole, leading... where?

Zündel, by the way, was jailed several times for publishing books like The Hitler We Loved and Why and Did Six Million Really Die?:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_Zündel
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I love how crazy this stuff gets.  I mean, you can see the curvature of the earth on a commuter flight.  It takes some real dedication to ignore that.
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This is your imagination on #TiltBrush. Paint in 3D space with virtual reality → goo.gl/6E7Zjy
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Come on into the library later this month.

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+Robert Anstett, have you seen this?
 
Learn how a library media specialist collaborates with classroom teachers to create 3D Projects with SketchUp in an upcoming webinar on Oct. 8 at 3:30 EST. http://ow.ly/RBqvD
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No thank you.

I have some who teaches an introduction to sketchup class right now. Will have to check this out.

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Captain, the boilers canna take it!
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So true.
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Interesting history of how D&D brought women into gaming.
How Dungeons & Dragons Opened Up Games for Women
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Now those are chariots.
 
This should be more of a thing
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  • Zion Lutheran High School
    1987
  • Broward Community College
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A nice guy with a dark sense of humor.
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I write business software. I like comic books, electronic music, and role playing games.
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Writes business software for desktop and web.
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  • Everglades Direct as a Software Developer
    Write and maintain business software in Delphi, .NET and Silverlight, 2007 - present
  • Software Developer at IHSOA
    Worked on ProMED emergency room software, 2005 - 2007
  • Software Developer at SISCO
    Wrote A-PASS cruise software and FastPass visitor software, 1999 - 2005
  • Software Developer at Coconut Code
    Wrote enterprise back office accounting system for restaurants, 1994 - 1999
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Plantation, FL
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Deerfield Beach, FL