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Lots of rain today in Western North Carolina ... but a lot better than the heavy snow two weeks ago.
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That's a lot of water. Have ever seen that much water on the ground Ralph?
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playing with 3D animation, creating a cartoon ladder truck.
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GOOD JOB!
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and still coming down here in the mountains of Western North Carolina, about five miles from Asheville.
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We have about the same in Asheville proper. 
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Snow on the Bookfarm and 23F here near Asheville NC ... snowing harder now.
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tres beau
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Downloaded a VNC app for my LG V10, Ripple Runner.... here I'm running my Raspberry Pi 2 with it. ... It has a really neat onscreen mouse! Never seen that before. Clever.
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Cosmic first: Flower blooms in space aboard space station ... Successfully growing the first flower in space brings explorers one step closer to growing fresh produce on long space missions. ... "For the first time ever, a flower has bloomed in space, aboard the International Space Station. This brings cosmic explorers one step closer to growing other flowering plants in space, like tomatoes, which NASA says it hopes to do in 2018.

On Saturday, American astronaut Scott Kelly, who has been working since March 2015 on the space laboratory and has become its resident gardner, gleefully announced on Twitter that he successfully coaxed the brightly colored Zinnia to blossom, a big accomplishment, as less than a month ago, the plants were moldy and shrivelled.

But even the space mold held some interest to researchers, so it was collected and frozen so it can be returned to Earth for study.

For scientists back on Earth, the flowering experiment, called “Veggie,” will allow them to better understand how plants grow in microgravity. For the astronauts in space, growing the quick-sprouting Zinnias is important practice for growing fresh food on longer space missions in the future.

“I think having this fresh food source available is going to be critical,” Gioia Massa, a project scientist at NASA Kennedy Space Center and the brainchild behind Veggie, told The Christian Science Monitor in a phone interview in November.

Astronauts eat mostly food that has been freeze-dried for long storage. Fresh fruits and vegetables do show up occasionally at the space station with other supply deliveries, but they run out quickly.

"The farther and longer humans go away from Earth, the greater the need to be able to grow plants for food, atmosphere recycling and psychological benefits," Massa said in a NASA announcement. ..."

FULL ARTICLE: http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/0117/Cosmic-first-Flower-blooms-in-space-aboard-space-station
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W5VEmobile still snowbound... about a foot of snow here at the home QTH near Asheville NC.
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A bit of RF should warm that snow up Ralph :)
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Taken as I walked over from my office building here on the Bookfarm near Asheville NC. We have over 12 inches of snow and it's still coming down. ... The amazing thing to me about these photos is a) I survived the trek in the snow and b) I shot them using my new LG V10 phone (fantastic camera!) using available light.
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scientific snow depth measurement using calibrated boots: deep. 
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Yes, it's coming this way. Be afraid, be very afraid! LOL.
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Staying home today next to nice warm computers and ham radios.
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king out is overrated!
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Leave a mostly-gone cup of Diet Coke(r) in your car overnight during 12-degree F weather and it results in a very cool (yep) Popsicle with a red drinking straw handle. It's not as simple as it looks. Melted ice refrozen adds a winsome complexity you gaze in wonder at whilst trying to get your tongue now frozen to this concoction unstuck. It is, however, not fattening.
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That is, essentially, how Popsicles were invented in the first place. :)
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Cosmic first: Flower blooms in space aboard space station ... Successfully growing the first flower in space brings explorers one step closer to growing fresh produce on long space missions. ... "For the first time ever, a flower has bloomed in space, aboard the International Space Station. This brings cosmic explorers one step closer to growing other flowering plants in space, like tomatoes, which NASA says it hopes to do in 2018.

On Saturday, American astronaut Scott Kelly, who has been working since March 2015 on the space laboratory and has become its resident gardner, gleefully announced on Twitter that he successfully coaxed the brightly colored Zinnia to blossom, a big accomplishment, as less than a month ago, the plants were moldy and shrivelled.

But even the space mold held some interest to researchers, so it was collected and frozen so it can be returned to Earth for study.

For scientists back on Earth, the flowering experiment, called “Veggie,” will allow them to better understand how plants grow in microgravity. For the astronauts in space, growing the quick-sprouting Zinnias is important practice for growing fresh food on longer space missions in the future.

“I think having this fresh food source available is going to be critical,” Gioia Massa, a project scientist at NASA Kennedy Space Center and the brainchild behind Veggie, told The Christian Science Monitor in a phone interview in November.

Astronauts eat mostly food that has been freeze-dried for long storage. Fresh fruits and vegetables do show up occasionally at the space station with other supply deliveries, but they run out quickly.

"The farther and longer humans go away from Earth, the greater the need to be able to grow plants for food, atmosphere recycling and psychological benefits," Massa said in a NASA announcement. ..."

FULL ARTICLE: http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/0117/Cosmic-first-Flower-blooms-in-space-aboard-space-station
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Ralph Roberts is a decorated Vietnam Veteran and worked with NASA during the Apollo moon program. He built his first personal computer in 1976 and has been writing about them and on them since his first published article “Down with Typewriters” in 1978. He has written over 100 books along with thousands of articles and short stories. His best sellers include the first U.S. book on computer viruses (which resulted in several appearances on national TV) and Classic Cooking with Coca-Cola®, a cookbook that has been in continuous print for the past 17 years and sold half a million copies. He is also a video producer with over 100 DVD titles now for sale nationally on places such as Amazon.com. He has also produced hundreds of hours of video for local TV in the Western North Carolina area and sold scripts to Hollywood producers. Previously for Packt, Ralph wrote Celtx: Open Source Screenwriting and Google App Inventor by Example. Ralph and his wife Pat live on a farm in the mountains of Western North Carolina with two horses. Ralph recently finished GOOGLE PLUS FIRST LOOK.and is currently writing GOOGLE DART HEAD START.
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  • CopyRalph.com
    Writer, 2006 - present
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  • Creativity, Inc.
    CEO, 1978 - present
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Asheville NC - Sapphire NC - Fort Benning GA - Fort Bragg NC - Fort Ord CA - Quan Loi, Vietnam - Gelhausen, Germany - College Park, MD - Alexander NC
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Unique house. Have lived next door to it for decades. Beautiful place. If you stay there, cross the creek and come up the hill to our bookstore and publishing company, Alexander Books, for a visit. I can tell you stories about the family that lived there.
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