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Great story and great use of Google Glass! Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston recently gave some sick kids, who are unable to leave the hospital, the opportunity to virtually "visit" the Houston Zoo with Google Glass: http://on.mash.to/1g6VN34
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Math Fail

An excerpt from the book, "Football: Pass, Punt & Kick" by Bryant Lloyd:

"A football can be thrown accurately for a short distance or for more than 60 yards (just over 18 meters)!"

I'll look past all the other glaring mistakes in this book (such as pronouncing "forward" as "FAWR WURD", or "second down and 3.5 meters to go", to name a few), but to call this one "glaring" would be an understatement.

If you didn't catch the error, 60 yards IS NOT anywhere near 18 meters!

I'll tell you what I think happened. Instead of applying a conversion from yards-to-meters by calculating 60 yards x 0.9144 meters (since 1 yard is equal to 91.44 centimeters), this author decided to go ahead and do 60 yards / 3.28 feet (since 1 meter is equal to 3.28 feet). I don't know how feet have any place in this conversion between yards and meters, but since the author was intent on converting to meters and happened to remember this fact, he went ahead and tossed it in the equation. If you simply specify the units in the equation, it becomes obvious how little sense this actually makes:

60 yards / 3.28 feet = 18.29 meters (meters isn't even involved on the left side of the equation)

60 yards * 0.9144 meters = 54.86 meters (correct)

A simple glance at the paragraph would tell you this is wrong, even if you didn't know the exact conversion formula/numbers (some of you don't, and still caught the error). Most people generally understand that a yard is close to a meter in length, and thus the amount of meters should be somewhere in the neighborhood of 60.

Maybe I'm being picky here, but I have never seen the amount of errors in a book that I've seen so far, especially in a book targeted at an age group that still believes anything as long as it's in a book. What's worse is that the front matter of the book mentions the editing company, as well as when it was reviewed and published.

#FAIL  
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I've never been so excited to be a Python developer. This video is brilliant.
 
We're getting ready to make a series of videos about Python and thought it'd be fun to make a "teaser trailer" for our series.  :)  We even include a nod to J.J. Abrams.

We're starting with the basics, but want to make videos on more advanced topics, too.  If you have any requests, please let us know!
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The smile of death on my eggs this morning.

That red stuff? It's ghost pepper extract. Burned my nose while cleaning the pan. I might have gone a bit overboard...

#breakfast #of #champions
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Welcome to Day 1 without Windows XP support.
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I Can Do Absolutely Anything. I'm An Expert.

This is simply brilliant. An "expert" sits in a meeting with his boss, a project manager, and two reps from a potential client firm to discuss whether the expert can deliver the requirement of drawing seven red lines. If you are any kind of engineer, then maybe you can relate. I've been in meetings before that went pretty much just like this.

I especially love this part:

Boss: "So what exactly is stopping us from doing this?"
Expert: "Geometry."
Client: "Just ignore it."

and

Client: "Oh, I almost forgot. We also have a red balloon. Do you know if you can inflate it?"
Expert: "What do I have to do with balloons?"
Client: "It's red."
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As much as I want to not care about #Oculus Rift or the annoyingly defensive (and expected) response from the CEO about the Facebook purchase, I just had to share this.
 
Oculus Facebook Rift Gameplay Footage. The experience is far more interesting. 
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I'm ready, I wanna be 100y old and look like I'm 20.
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To any Turkish people reading this:

Use one or more of the following DNS servers:

Google
8.8.8.8
8.8.4.4

OpenDNS
208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220

#Turkey #Twitter
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+Dell. Top choice in computers by ocelots.
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Python, Django, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Ubuntu, Red Hat, jQuery, Dojo, Git, Mercurial
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  • J Becker Solutions, Inc.
    Python Developer, 2012 - 2013
  • Thermopylae Sciences & Technology
    Software Engineer, 2010 - 2012
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    Senior Systems Administrator, 2009 - 2010
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    Senior Systems Engineer, 2006 - 2009
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    Intelligence Analyst, 2002 - 2006
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Wouldn't science be so much easier if God would just hand over the source?
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