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Jim Cox
Worked at Skills Inc.
Attended North Seattle Community College
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The next Big Picture Science podcast "100% Invisible" will be available Monday February 08, 2016 at: http://bigpicturescience.org/

A notice for this upcoming podcast has also posted on the CloudyMidnights blog: http://cloudymidnights.blogspot.com/

Big Picture Science is presented by the +SETI Institute

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The next Big Picture Science podcast "Skeptic Check: Glutenous Maximus" will be available Monday, Monday February 01, 2016 at: http://bigpicturescience.org/

A notice for this upcoming podcast has also posted on the CloudyMidnights blog: http://cloudymidnights.blogspot.com/

Big Picture Science is presented by the +SETI Institute 

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Cosmic Rays in Earth's Atmosphere are Intensifying

Source - Space Weather News for Jan. 27, 2016: http://spaceweather.com

COSMIC RAYS IN THE ATMOSPHERE: Newly-released measurements by high-altitude balloons show that cosmic rays in Earth's atmosphere are intensifying.  The ongoing increase, which has been tracked since early 2015, will likely accelerate in the months and years ahead as the solar cycle swings away from Solar Max. This result is of interest to everyone from mountain climbers and air travelers to operators of high-altitude drones. Visit Spaceweather.com for more information.

MORNING SKY SHOW: The five brightest planets in the solar system have lined up in the morning sky for a naked-eye display of rare beauty.  In a few days, the Moon will begin to hop from planet to planet, acting as a helpful guide to novice sky watchers. 

Check Spaceweather.com for dates and sky maps. 
INTENSIFYING COSMIC RAYS: For the past year, neutron monitors around the Arctic Circle have sensed an increasing intensity of cosmic rays. Polar latitudes are a good place to make such measurements, because Earth's magnetic field funnels and concentrates cosmic radiation there.
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The next Big Picture Science podcast "Winging It" will be available Monday January 18, 2016 at: http://bigpicturescience.org/

A notice for this upcoming podcast has also posted on the CloudyMidnights blog: http://cloudymidnights.blogspot.com/

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The next Big Picture Science podcast "Replace What Ails You" will be available Monday January 25, 2016 at: http://bigpicturescience.org/

A notice for this upcoming podcast has also posted on the CloudyMidnights blog: http://cloudymidnights.blogspot.com/

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A New 9th Planet Beyond Pluto?

Source - Space Weather News for Jan. 20, 2016: http://spaceweather.com

A 9TH PLANET BEYOND PLUTO? Today, planetary scientists from Caltech announced intriguing new evidence for a Neptune-sized planet orbiting the sun beyond Pluto.  The planet itself has not yet been seen, but its gravitational influence on other objects in the outer solar system may lead to its discovery. Visit Spaceweather.com for more information.

SOLAR ECLIPSE BALLOON NETWORK: Spaceweather.com and the students of Earth to Sky Calculus have developed a balloon payload that can photograph solar eclipses from the stratosphere. This sets the stage for an ambitious experiment: We plan to launch more than a dozen balloons into the path of totality of the Great American Eclipse in August 2017 to create a unique video portrait of an eclipse sweeping across the USA. Visit today's edition of Spaceweather.com to learn more about the Solar Eclipse Balloon Network and how you can get involved.
A NEW 9TH PLANET BEYOND PLUTO? Today, planetary scientists, Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown of Caltech announced intriguing evidence for a Neptune-sized planet orbiting the sun beyond Pluto. Sedna and five other objects in the outer solar system are grouped together as if they are being ...
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Comet Catalina's Closest Approach to Earth

Source - Space Weather News for Jan 17, 2016: http://spaceweather.com

COMET CATALINA: This weekend, Comet Catalina (C/2013 US10) is making its closest approach to Earth, only 67 million miles away. The beautiful green comet is only barely visible to the naked eye, but it is an easy target for backyard telescopes and digital cameras as it passes through the handle of the Big Dipper. Visit Spaceweather.com for photos and finder charts.

MINOR STORM WARNING: NOAA forecasters say there is a 45% chance of minor geomagnetic storms on Jan. 19th when a CME is expected to sideswipe Earth's magnetic field.  Aurora alerts are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).
CHANCE OF STORMS: On Jan. 15th, a magnetic filament in the sun's southern hemisphere exploded. Debris from the blast formed a CME that could sideswipe Earth's magnetic on Jan. 18-19. NOAA forecasters say there is a 45% chance of polar geomagnetic storms when the storm cloud arrives.
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The next Big Picture Science podcast "Apt to Adapt" will be available Monday January 11, 2016 at: http://bigpicturescience.org/

A notice for this upcoming podcast has also posted on the CloudyMidnights blog: http://cloudymidnights.blogspot.com/

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Occupation
Embedded systems / information technologies (see my Linkedin profile). My current focus is on improving my Linux skills, and studying for a network certification such as CCNA.
Skills
Electronics, Embedded systems, IoT, Linux, UNIX, Windows, Troubleshooting, Technical Support, Engineering Lab Management, Troubleshooting,
Employment
  • Skills Inc.
    Lab Manager - Microsoft, 2013 - 2014
  • Sea Mar Community Health Centers
    Technical Support, 2009 - 2013
  • SourceCode Technology Holdings, Inc
    Customer Support Consultant, 2008 - 2008
  • Emulex
    Sr. Systems Test Technician, 2003 - 2008
  • Digital Forest
    Technical Support, 2002 - 2003
  • Applied Microsystems Corp.
    Sr. Electronics Technician, 1994 - 2001
  • Sundstrand Data Control
    Electronics Technician, 1982 - 1994
Places
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Previously
Seattle, WA - Kirkland, WA - Bellevue, WA
Story
Tagline
Have you ever looked up at the stars and just wondered? Yeah, me too.
Introduction
Personal interests:
  • Astronomy
  • Meteorology
  • Oceanography
  • Robotics - Arduino and PIC based
  • Retro-computing
  • Science fiction. 
Professional interests:
  • Networking Technologies
  • UNIX/Linux system administration
  • Embedded systems
  • Programming - Developing interest in Python, Perl, and C/C++
  • High Performance Computing (HPC), Cloud Computing, and Software Defined Networking (SDN)

You can find out more about my professional experience on my Linkedin profile.

I manage or assist in managing five pages here on Google+. These pages are the UrbanspelunkersRadio Shack Color Computer (CoCo), HPC High Performance Computing and Free Donne Team.

I am looking to connect with others who have similar interest, so feel free to drop me a line or even add me to your circles.

Cheers! ~ Jim
Bragging rights
I was born in 1958 which is the same year that astrophysicists Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson and Dr. Alex Filippenko were born, and the same year that NASA was founded. 1958 was a good year for space geeks.
Education
  • North Seattle Community College
    Electronics, 80 - 82
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