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“I learned a long time ago that a person can stand just about anything for 10 seconds, then you just start on a new 10 seconds. All you’ve got to do is take it 10 seconds at a time.” ~ Kimmy Schmidt 
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I am an Engineer & Geek with a passion Doctor Who, video games, fast cars, and all things Tech.

I am keenly interested in  Philosophy, Ethics, Psychology and have recently re-discovered a  decades-dormant love for photography and playing the the guitar.
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I am one of a handful of people to have ever driven a solar-powered car across The Yard of Bricks.

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You're HOW old?!!??!* As of this writing, the average age of those who've responded to my Unofficial G+ Age-Survey is 38. For those of you who don't… - Marc Jansen - Google+
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I turned 60 this week and I'm still in shock!!  Yikes!!
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I generally prefer a "metal" cover-song to the original. This non-metal version of We're Not Gonna Take It, though, is actually a remarkably powerful re-tooling of one of my all-time Head-banging favorites.



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Watch Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider's piano version of 'We're Not Gonna Take It' to support Criss Angel's cancer charity HELP
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The dude on the piano looks like a GEICO caveman, but dig the cover
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Tiny Solar Device Rapidly Disinfects Water With Nanoflakes & “Eager Electrons”

A tiny device, half the size of a postage stamp, which can rapidly disinfect water with solar energy, has been developed by researchers at Stanford University and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. While the nanostructured device has only been tested with small amounts of water, and on three strains of bacteria, the little gadget shows promise in the quest for affordable and effective low-power water purification solutions.

This gadget, because it’s small and made from a “cheap and easy to make” material, molybdenum disulfide, could eventually be a viable solution for point-of-use water disinfection, either in the developing world or for emergency situations.

See http://cleantechnica.com/2016/08/17/tiny-solar-device-rapidly-disinfects-water-nanoflakes-eager-electrons/
A tiny device, half the size of a postage stamp, which can rapidly disinfect water with solar energy, has been developed by researchers at Stanford University and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. While the nanostructured device has only been tested with small amounts of water, and on three strains of bacteria, the little gadget shows
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Great news for those parts of the world where potable water is not available. 
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I wish I could get an Fiat 500e with solar panels. Now that would be really great http://www.fiatusa.com/en/500e/
Hanergy has just delivered on its promise to release solar powered electric vehicles, releasing four different prototypes. The Hanergy Solar O, L, A and R each meant for a specific purpose.
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You've got no arguments from me. I'm just excited to see that people are applying real Engineering effort into trying to make it happen with today's technology. They're going to run into all sorts of issues but, by thinking about how to solve those issues now, they'll have cleared the way for a lot of the obstacles that would've otherwise existed by the time the technology catches up.

Tesla got it's start by effectively producing a modified Lotus Elise, in effect. Everyone claimed at the time that EV's would never be mainstream (Hell a lot of people still say that), but the tides are changing.
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LOL I could see the validity in this! 
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biweekly

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1.occurring every two weeks.
2.occurring twice a week; semiweekly.

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Well, I'm glad that that has been resolved....
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My group meets on the second Tuesday of every week, except on days ending in "y".
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If you lose at Hot Lava just remember to give a thumbs up as you go under.
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You played it as a kid; if you have kids yourself they play it now. Heck, have enough fun on a Saturday night and you might still play it. "The floor is lava and you can't step on it or you die" is pretty much a staple of childhood imaginations everywhere, a simple game of leaping from couch to table to whatever-is-on-the-floor, all in the name of avoiding the lava that will kill you. And now that game of pretend it is going to be a very real vid...
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I played it as a kid? NO I DIDN'T!!! And I'm sure many, many other people didn't as well.
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'tis a sight to behold...
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Cool STUFF!
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TIL: The Livens Projector was the inspiration for Smaug
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I wish I could get an Fiat 500e with solar panels. Now that would be really great http://www.fiatusa.com/en/500e/
Hanergy has just delivered on its promise to release solar powered electric vehicles, releasing four different prototypes. The Hanergy Solar O, L, A and R each meant for a specific purpose.
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+Marc Jansen Uh huh, and could you put your family in it and drive it to get groceries?
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