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  • UBM Deusm
    Editor-in-Chief, 2011 - 2015
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    Editor, 2006 - 2010
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    Writer, 2001 - 2002
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    Writer, 1999 - 2001
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    Editor & Publisher, 1994 - 2001
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I asked Dropbox for a little help with what clearly was a bug after I moved to iOS 8. Here's what transpired. http://recoveringphysicist.com/28/the-new-support
Dropbox exemplifies it. I have a free account with over 7 GB of storage, built up in the early days when few knew about DB and I got bonus gigabytes by proselytizing it to friends & colleagues. You'd think that loyalty might count for something? Think again.
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TONIGHT AT 7:00, Second Hand Prose Books will be hosting a talk by the co-founder of the Frederick Collection of Period Grand Pianos in Ashburnham ( http://frederickcollection.org ).

Who knew that there is a world-class collection of antique pianos in north central Massachusetts? The Collection hosts 24 pianos from 1795 to 1928, with a dozen more in the work of repair and restoration. All of them are playable, and regularly played, in tours of the collection and in public concerts. There is no comparable collection of period, playing grand pianos in the United States.

Patricia Frederick, co-founder of the Frederick Collection, will speak at Second Hand Prose Books on Tuesday April 22nd at 7:00 pm. Come hear about the pianos, the work of the Historical Piano Study Center, and the composers from Hayden through the Romantics to Debussey and Ravel who knew instruments like these and composed for their particular tonal qualities.

For more information please visit http://secondhandprosebooks.com or call 978-448-BOOK (-2665).

Second Hand Prose Books, LLC
30-A Hollis Street, Groton MA
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Here's a quick education: These 6 trends matter in LED lighting now.
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The senior-housing complex where I live was just "given" all-LED lighting for embedded fixtures - indoors and out - by the utility company.

While most of my neighbors are having fissy hits, I'm very pleased: They're much brighter than the fixtures they replaced, and the color temperatures are in a spectrum that I happen to find acceptable (not perfect - but not annoying, and that's a biggie). In addition, we now have enough outdoor lighting in the courtyard to actually consider it a slightly safer place than it was.

For me, the best improvement was in the kitchen, where I didn't use the overhead lighting at all and had to depend on lamps I placed on counters and the table. But the former long florescent tube light in the kitchen, which flickered and gave me headaches, was replaced by a round LED fixture just like the new overheads in the hall and bathroom, and I love it. (I'm also okay with the LED vanity light. Is it what I would have installed? Nope, not even close. But it's good enough for what it's for.)

I'm a convert - but I'm very glad I didn't have to pay for the changes!
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Each of these 8 cutting-edge cloud data centers has something to teach us about how computing in the large is evolving. By @kdawson for Information Week. http://www.informationweek.com/cloud/platform-as-a-service/8-data-centers-for-clouds-toughest-jobs/d/d-id/1114199?_mc=sm_iwk_edit
Each of these innovative data centers represents the best in class for a design or operational factor. Google's employee sauna? That's just a bonus.
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Here's the voice we have been missing since the Snowden revelations: Eben Moglen, resounding like a Biblical prophet: http://snowdenandthefuture.info/PartI.htmlhttp://vimeo.com/76656494
Part I: Westward the Course of Empire. Video: (WebM) (mp4). Audio: (mp3) (ogg) (spx). Print: (pdf). A talk given by Eben Moglen at Columbia Law School on October 9th, 2013. Good afternoon. There is no introduction. After 26 years in this place it feels ridiculous to me to pretend that anyone is ...
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Knows a thing or two about big data, this one.
 
Thrilled my new book Data Divination: Big Data Strategies made the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's recommended reading list. #bigdata
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has compiled a reading list for those interested in topics related to Big Data and data-driven innovation. This list includes articles from newspapers, magazines, websites, and academic journals. Many of the more notable articles are annotated.
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Sharon Fisher tells the saga of the Archimedes Palimpsest, one of the most challenging document preservation / restoration / recovery stories you will ever read. 
“Normally when you're looking at medieval manuscripts that have been scraped off, you don't find unique texts,” project director William Noel says in a… - Sharon Fisher - Google+
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UW researchers create the thinnest possible LED from WSe2 — 3 atoms thick: http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1321415& / by @kdawson @EETimes
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+Mark Gibbs A few years at least; it's very early days. Before they get to industrial scale they're going to have to lose the Scotch tape.
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30 years of Macs: Up close and personal. A gallery by +Steven Vaughan-Nichols /@sjvn, with a cameo by yours truly. http://zd.net/1dVNdYs
Summary: Macs have been more then just a technology, they've been part of our lives for 30 years now. Here's a brief, personal history of Macs as I, and many of my fellow ZDNet and technology writers, have seen it for more than a generation.
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Here's a no-holds-barred look at where the value is in the LED lighting industry now, by Ed Rodriguez @AllLEDLighting— http://ow.ly/rqw3R
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So Walmart announced this morning that they're going to be selling house-brand LED light bulbs, meant to replace incandescents, in 26 varieties, at the lowest price point the market has seen to date, to wit: $8.88 for a 60-Watt equivalent.

This is a big deal in the LED lighting world.

Who makes these bulbs for Walmart? All LED Lighting knows. http://is.gd/Omh0B6
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Nichia has some good diodes. I have one of their older 119-model 2700K rigged into my pocket microscope. I wonder which diode they're utilizing in the lamps, though?
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I don't hate Broadmeadow Studio, I hate the out-of-dateness of Google Maps! This business has NOT been at this address for more than 5 years. 30 Hollis Street in Groton now houses a hair salon (Groton Hair), a lighting consultancy (Lumen Studio), and a bookstore (Second Hand Prose Books).
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