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Michael Baird
Works at bairdphotos.com
Attends Google.com
Lives in California (Morro Bay) USA
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  • bairdphotos.com
    Retired Internet Entrepreneur, present
  • Ask.com
    VP Eng.
  • Snap-on
    CTO
  • FMC Technologies
    Sr. Scientist
  • Schlumberger
    Sr. Scientist
  • General Motors
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California (Morro Bay) USA
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Midwest - Michigan, Georgia, Maryland, Ohio, Indiana, California
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"Mike" Michael L. Baird Morro Bay, CA
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Michael "Mike" L. Baird Biography

Mike Baird is a serious amateur photographer, and a retired Silicon Valley Internet entrepreneur, now living in Morro Bay where he edits the community service site http:// morro-bay.com. Mike has a PhD in Computer Science, and an MBA, and was the first VP of Engineering of the $7 billion ask.com start-up, and is author of the 17-year best-selling entrepreneurship book entitled "Engineering Your Start-up: A Guide for the High-Tech Entrepreneur" http:// eysu.org. As a volunteer docent for CA State Parks since 2001, he has specialized in nature and wildlife and surf photography along the California Central Coast. Http:// BairdPhotos.com is his gateway to his various photo-related sites. His recent photos are best found at http://flickr.bairdphotos.com. Mike is a Canon equipment enthusiast, and specializes in mastering technical aspects of nature and surf photography. Http:// Howto.dchoc.org contains Mike’s online version of his Lulu booklet http:// LuLu.com/mikebaird entitled San Luis Obispo County California Nature Photographers -- Their Works and Techniques: Interviews with local nature photographers about how they take such great photos. Contact Mike at mike [at} mikebaird d o t com.

Headshot: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/500425841/ 

My most interesting 50 images: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/sets/72157600171769664/

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  • Google.com
    present
  • Georgia Tech
    PhD CS
  • U. of Phoenix
    MBA
  • Kettering University
    BIE
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Great science!
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The Sora in the Cloisters City Park in Morro Bay, CA here is quite the attraction... you've done a good job documenting what a visitor or birder might expect.
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Neat to see this video of a bird that is not that common, Mike.  Well done.
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This is a very good - 8 minutes YouTube of WWII Morro Bay history. 
Published on Oct 11, 2014 by Thomas Wilmer
In the months before D-Day the U.S. Navy drilled for the Normandy invasion using Morro Bay, California as its training ground

WWII Morro Bay

You will see many photos of Morro Bay from the ~1943-44 era that you have never seen before, as the US Navy military trains in Morro Bay.

Peter Wightman said "Some interesting views of Morro Bay during training in preparation to invasion of North Africa or Normandy.
Looks also at the time the breakwater [extension to Morro Rock] was being built."
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Check out this #photosphere of California
Mammal Tracking in the East Mojave
BIOL X410.1 | 1.5 units | Starting Oct 24th, 2014 at Desert Studies Center at Zzyzx | $325.00

Instructor: James Lowery
Schedule: Fri. 8:30-9:30 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-6:15 p.m. & 7:30-8:30 p.m. & Sun. 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 24, 25 & 26 (4 meetings)
Preregistration: Requested by October 10th
Location: Desert Studies Center at Zzyzx, Baker
Textbook: Information will be posted with this listing as soon as it is available.
Credit: 1.5 units
Notes: This field study is based at the Desert Studies Center (of California State University) located within the Preserve at Soda Springs (Zzyzx), about a three-hour drive from Riverside. The course fee includes two nights' lodging at the Center (dormitory rooms & some couples rooms), and meals starting with breakfast Saturday through lunch on Sunday. Upon enrollment, you will be sent detailed information via email about the Center and what to bring. High clearance or 4WD vehicles are desirable but not required. 
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Nice contrast with past and present - just right length.
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Using the free Replay App featured at the Apple iPad Event 10/16/14
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This TED talk "How Humans Are Teaching Computers To See and Understand Photos" is a nice update on the ability of computers to see, in the Computer Vision field of Artificial Intelligence... 42 years after I wrote one of the first programs to recognize human faces for a PhD thesis with Dr. Michael D. Kelly of Stanford University, at Georgia Tech. http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=nvjIWgEAAAAJ&hl=en on machines having 1/1,000,000th the power or storage of todays machines, and without the collaborative leverage of an internet. It's hard to visualize the future, and progress can indeed take decades... and we have a very long way to go. One of the first "successful" uses of machine vision and big data, will be in assisted driving of vehicles, and, but unfortunately, the intensive surveillance and spying of citizen movements and activities in presumably free and Democratic countries. 
seen first at http://petapixel.com/2015/03/25/how-humans-are-teaching-computers-to-see-and-understand-photos/ 
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Lovely capture of the hydro-magic along the Montaña do Oro State Park Bluff Trail near Los Osos, CA.
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Wow! Breathtakingly nice!!!
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Many San Francisco travellers will benefit from watching this.
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Thank You Mike Baird.  Staying at the Hostel was a great experience.
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Friends we make in life are very important. 
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Well-done
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Very very nice and insightful creation. Thanks for the creative commons use note https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/4087808772/#comment72157646639991225
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