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Nick J Howe
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I'm an author!!  My new book, Owning Model S - the definitive guide to buying and owning the Tesla Model S - is available for pre-order and will ship in May.

http://www.teslaccessories.com/products/owning-model-s-by-nick-howe-book-pre-orders
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Well done - I would consider following suit but I don't think "Owning a Chevrolet Tacuma" has anywhere near the same appeal!
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The Falcon 9 rocket in SpaceX’s hangar at Cape Canaveral, preparing to launch #Dragon to the space station this Sunday at 4:41 am EDT.
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Interesting how this video is once again "viral"

This video resurfaces from time-to-time. It went viral several years ago. This week it has resurfaced in one or more posts, with text that appears to have been copied from earlier posts. There may well be an earlier post than the one I'm linking to but this is the earliest I've found so far.  it is worthwhile reading the descriptive text posted on the YouTube page for this video.
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I knew all the population stats, but never looked at them like this. Makes you stop and think.
 
The majority of people in the world live in this small circle.

Some 3.5 billion people live in this relatively small corner of the globe. Do you live inside or outside? 

http://www.fastcocreate.com/1682915/infographic-majority-of-earth-s-population-resides-in-this-one-relatively-small-circle

#asia  
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Bigger than you thought...
 
As seen on #Cosmos: A spherical shell of icy bodies surrounding the solar system, now named the Oort Cloud, occupies space at a distance between 5,000 and 100,000 astronomical units. (One astronomical unit, or AU, is the mean distance of Earth from the sun: about 150 million km or 93 million miles.) The outer extent of the Oort Cloud is believed to be in the region of space where the sun's gravitational influence is weaker than the influence of nearby stars.

The Oort Cloud probably contains 0.1 to 2 trillion icy bodies in solar orbit. Occasionally, giant molecular clouds, stars passing nearby, or tidal interactions with the Milky Way's disc disturb the orbits of some of these bodies in the outer region of the Oort Cloud, causing the object to fall into the inner solar system as a so-called long-period comet. These comets have very large, eccentric orbits and take thousands of years to circle the sun. In recorded history, they are observed in the inner solar system only once.

This artist's concept puts solar system distances in perspective. The scale bar is in astronomical units, with each set distance beyond 1 AU representing 10 times the previous distance. One AU is the distance from the sun to the Earth, which is about 93 million miles or 150 million kilometers. Neptune, the most distant planet from the sun, is about 30 AU.

Informally, the term "solar system" is often used to mean the space out to the last planet. Scientific consensus, however, says the solar system goes out to the Oort Cloud, the source of the comets that swing by our sun on long time scales. Beyond the outer edge of the Oort Cloud, the gravity of other stars begins to dominate that of the sun.

NASA's Voyager 1, humankind's most distant spacecraft, is around 125 AU.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

#nasa #space #universe #oortcloud #solarsystem #planets

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4 hours to go.  Have you contributed yet?
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Volume III of Feynman Physics Lectures available online

http://www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu/

Feynman's noteworthy epilogue (to the series of lectures):
the powers of instruction are of very little efficacy except in those happy circumstances in which they are practically superfluous

Well, I've been talking to you for two years and now I'm going to quit. In some ways I would like to apologize, and other ways not. I hope—in fact, I know—that two or three dozen of you have been able to follow everything with great excitement, and have had a good time with it. But I also know that “the powers of instruction are of very little efficacy except in those happy circumstances in which they are practically superfluous.” So, for the two or three dozen who have understood everything, may I say I have done nothing but shown you the things. For the others, if I have made you hate the subject, I'm sorry. I never taught elementary physics before, and I apologize. I just hope that I haven't caused a serious trouble to you, and that you do not leave this exciting business. I hope that someone else can teach it to you in a way that doesn't give you indigestion, and that you will find someday that, after all, it isn't as horrible as it looks.

Finally, may I add that the main purpose of my teaching has not been to prepare you for some examination—it was not even to prepare you to serve industry or the military. I wanted most to give you some appreciation of the wonderful world and the physicist's way of looking at it, which, I believe, is a major part of the true culture of modern times. (There are probably professors of other subjects who would object, but I believe that they are completely wrong.)

Perhaps you will not only have some appreciation of this culture; it is even possible that you may want to join in the greatest adventure that the human mind has ever begun.
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I may not completely agree with his world view, but an articulate and thought provoking point of view nonetheless.
 
Everyone else has been sharing this, and I finally watched it. It's a tour de force of a professional news idiot being taken down -- hard -- by a professional entertainer who actually has a well-thought-out worldview that's counter to the status quo of media/political/corporate power. Brand's moral passion is infectious, and a total surprise, given the work he's done in movies and elsewhere. Bravo to Brand, and that idiot Paxman should be ashamed of the way he conducted that interview.
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Come join us for our OpenStack hangout at noon pacific today.
 
Hangout On Air: August 20th at 12 Noon PDT
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  • Hitachi Data Systems
    VP of Learning and Development, present
  • Imperial Metal Industries
  • Bechtel Corp
  • Electronic Data Systems
  • Hitachi Data Systems
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Vice President of Learning and Collaboration at Hitachi Data Systems.  Responsible for global training for our employees, partners and customers, and for our internal and external collaboration and knowledge management.  Loving living South Florida after too many years of grey English weather.
Education
  • Queen Elizabeth Grammar School
  • University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne