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Ross Snyder
Works at Atlas Copco Comptec, LLC
Attended Clarkson University
Lives in Schenectady, NY, United States
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Currently reading Foundation and Empire.....
 
Happy Birthday Isaac Asimov!!!

Born on January 2, 1920 in Russia, Isaac Asimov was an American writer specializing in the genre of science fiction. He is considered one of the three great masters of science fiction and remained a significant figure of science fiction for over five decades. Also a professor of biochemistry at Boston University, Isaac Asimov has over 500 published volumes in addition to 90,000 letters, postcards and other scientific books for laymen.

Asimov’s literary career started when his contributions to science fiction magazines started publishing in 1939. Night Fall, a short story Asimov wrote in 1941 proved to be his ladder to literary success. The story is based on a planet where night appears only once in every 2049 years. Till now it is considered by some to be the best science fiction short story ever to surface. His first book, Pebble in the Sky was published in 1950. His most famous set of novels is a trilogy namely Foundation, Foundation and Empire and Second Foundation (1951-1953). This space based trilogy narrates the tale of a futuristic galactic empire. I Robot (1950) which was also filmed in 2004 is another brilliant piece of work by Asimov which focuses on developing rules and ethics for artificially intelligent machines. Some other noted fictional works by Isaac Asimov include The Stars, like Dust (1951), The Currents of Space (1952), The Caves of Steel (1954), The Naked Sun (1957), Earth Is Room Enough (1957), Foundation’s Edge (1982), and The Robots of Dawn (1983).

Asimov was also author to many non-fiction writings of which the first was The Chemicals of Life (1954). Some more of his written scientific efforts include Inside the Atom (1956), The World of Nitrogen (1958), Life and Energy (1962), The Human Brain (1964), The Neutrino (1966), Science, Numbers, and I (1968), Our World in Space (1974), and Views of the Universe (1981). Furthermore, in addition to writing two autobiographies, Asimov also published the quarterly Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine which was founded by Davis Magazines. Famous for stating the Three Laws of Robotics, Isaac Asimov’s contributions to scientific literature have been acknowledged by esteemed awards such as Hugo, Nebula and many honorary degrees.

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Pictures from the Gloucester Schooner Festival in 2009.  Taken aboard the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon.  Enjoy!
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This kid is 100% pure awesome.  Please take a few minutes to check out his project and donate if you feel it's worthwhile.  Anything that gets and keeps kids interested in science and engineering deserves our support.
#science   #engineering #scienceallaroundus    #sailing   #education   #children  
A modern day Voyage of the Mimi sans actors, an educational series created by and starring an ambitious and charismatic young boy.
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Google has increased my apparent IQ by at least 50 points. Lol
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"Weird Al" Yankovic - Word Crimes: http://youtu.be/8Gv0H-vPoDc

So funny and so true.
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Humans Need Not Apply: http://youtu.be/7Pq-S557XQU
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Apple - Let's Be Honest: http://youtu.be/90NJOpjq02M
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"Weird Al" Yankovic - Mission Statement: http://youtu.be/GyV_UG60dD4

As a member of corporate America I can confirm this as the potential mission statement of every company that ever existed.
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Don't Make Me Hold Your Baby: http://youtu.be/eFJCc_2_zmA

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I design large industrial centrifugal air and gas compressors.
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Mechanical design and analysis, drafting, project management.
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  • Atlas Copco Comptec, LLC
    Development Design Engineer, 2013 - present
  • General Electric Company
    Lead Battery Design Engineer, 2012 - 2013
  • Atlas Copco Comptec, LLC
    Project Engineer, 2005 - 2012
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Schenectady, NY, United States
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Potsdam, NY, United States - Amherst, MA, United States
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  • Clarkson University
    Mechanical Engineering, 1998 - 2000
  • Hudson Valley Community College
    Mechanical Engineering, 1996 - 1998
  • Mohonasen Senior High School
    whatever New York State deemed necessary, 1992 - 1996
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