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Pi Supply is raising funds for Pi PoE Switch HAT - power over Ethernet for Raspberry Pi on Kickstarter! A power over Ethernet (PoE) add on board (HAT) for your Raspberry Pi with power management. Reduce the clutter of cables with Pi PoE!
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xkcd: Keyboard Mash

Source: http://xkcd.com/1530/

Shared under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License.

Credit: Randall Munroe

#xkcd   #keyboard_mash  
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xkcd mouseover text: "WHY DON'T YOU COME HANG OUT INSIDE MY HOUSE. WE CAN COOK BREAD AND CHAT ABOUT OUR INTERNAL SKELETONS."
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The next Big Picture Science podcast "Skeptic Check: After the Hereafter" will be available tomorrow: Monday 25 May 2015 

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

Big Picture Science is presented by the +SETI Institute 

Podcast permalink: http://radio.seti.org/episodes/Skeptic_Check_After_the_Hereafter

#BigPictureScience #SETI #news #podcast #science #biology #skepticism #culture #neuroscience #brain #pseudoscience #supernatural #history #aliens #death
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Galileo is a microcontroller board based on the Intel® Quark SoC X1000 Application Processor, a 32-bit Intel Pentium-class system on a chip. It’s the first board based on Intel® architecture designed to be hardware and software pin-compatible with Arduino shields designed for the Uno R3. Digital pins 0 to 13 (and the adjacent AREF and GND pins), Analog inputs 0 to 5, the power header, ICSP header, and the UART port pins (0 and 1), are all in the ...
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Microsoft announced the release of a native Visual Studio application for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.  Named Visual Studio Code, the company considers to be a “code focused” editor available free of charge to all developers.  While part of the Visual Studio family, it has a different feature set than the traditional VS IDE. VS Code focuses on the following top line features:  IntelliSense, built-in debugging, and Git source control integration...
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Ever since Raspberry Pi was introduced to the world, the consumer market for inexpensive, pocket-size mini computers has been growing rapidly. The huge popularity of these tiny computers in the mainstream stems from a variety of DIY projects powered by these affordable hardware, as well as many readily available open-source software packages. While the first …Continue reading...
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"The firm is also highlighting the embedded hardware security technology it has baked into all modules in the family, noting that it was the only company to have put such an emphasis on hardware-based security in a world that relies predominantly on software."

Source - http://www.tomshardware.com/news/samsung-artik-iot-platform,29164.html
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Google's recently published patent for Internet-connected toys, which have microphones, cameras, speakers and motors, have sparked privacy concerns; the 'creepy' anthropomorphic devices might look like a doll or teddy bear; but some people believe it belongs 'in a horror film' and have visions of an IoT-version of Chucky.
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Roundworms have the Right Stuff

Source - NASA Science News for May 23, 2015

The common roundworm shares a surprising amount of genetic material with humans - enough, in fact, to make them good substitutes for astronauts in low-gravity medical studies.

The complete article can be found here: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2015/23may_roundworms/

A companion video is posted below and can also be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8wVRZwL_Qc&feature=youtu.be
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Seattle Retro-Computing Society located in Seattle, WA gets together on the fourth Saturday of each month at the Living Computer Museum from 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
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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
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
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Seattle, WA - Kirkland, WA - Bellevue, WA
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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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