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Well said!
 
If someone says that you have to respect their opinion, their faith, their ideology, or any other idea, it's usually because they have no genuine logic or reason to back it up and are instead trying to fool you into thinking it's wrong to criticize. It's not. In fact, it's essential to healthy thinking. Don't fall for the compulsory respect of ideas!

~JD
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Here is an interesting project. Not sure how it will pan out with the establishment that makes money from keeping things too complicated for mere mortals.
http://news.slashdot.org/story/13/07/25/1814255/attorney-jim-hazard-is-working-to-open-source-law
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I'm looking forward to this class. Should be a lot of fun.
 
New online course "Learning Creative Learning" from the MIT Media Lab, starts on Feb 11. More info here: http://learn.media.mit.edu/

And there's a g+ community.
Learning Creative Learning
This is where we will be posting general updates and news for the course. Stay tuned!
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This will show up in commercial quantities very soon.
 
New nanotube fibers have unmatched combination of strength, conductivity, flexibility
[...]Scientists from Rice, the Dutch firm Teijin Aramid, the U.S. Air Force and Israel's Technion Institute this week unveiled a new carbon nanotube (CNT) fiber that looks and acts like textile thread and conducts electricity and heat like a metal wire. In this week's issue of Science, the researchers describe an industrially scalable process for making the threadlike fibers, which outperform commercially available high-performance materials in a number of ways.[...]

Full article: http://goo.gl/2quA4

#science   #technology   #nanotechnology   #nanomaterials   #carbonnanotubes  
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Useful info! Thank you +manish kumar 
 
                  How To Use Hidden Google Plus Features
#googleplusupdate #seotips #digitalmarketing #socialmediastrategy  
Some Instructions from Cheat Sheet 1:
To make words bold by typing them as word - word written with * marks both end.
To make words italic by typing them as word - here word written _ underscore both end.
See the image for more instructions
You can post words crossed out by typing them as word - here das marks given in Word in both end.
You can drag links directly to the share box to share photos, videos, and links.

To Mention people in your posts add + or @ in front of their names

Space= Scroll down Stream
Shift Space = Scroll up Stream
J= Single Post down scroll
K= Single Post up scroll
Q =Jump to chat
Return= Start Comment
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I'd love to see this up close, some day.
 
What is 'Alcantara' ? Or Al-Kantara-as-Saif ?
Okay. I went to the  Spanish town of Alcantara today to get something from the pharmacy, and of course I had to cross that damn bridge over  the Tejo... the bridge is almost 2000 years old and proves the jest that all bridges in Spain were built by either the Romans or the EU ;)

So, the Romans built this bridge - the Goths later took over the Roman province, only to be  conquered by those Evil Arab Moors - who named the place 'The Sword Bridge'... there's a legend that a golden sword is hidden within the building. The Christian took it in the 13th century and massacred most of the Moors - 'Matamoros' is a Spanish family names as 'Alcantara' or 'de Alcantara' might be. Btw there are quite a few other places in Spain with the name 'Alcantara', usually near rivers.
It hurts to see trucks and other traffic go over this bridge - but then, the Romans built for eternity... the brutes hadn't yet mastered the finer points of built-in decay we 'modern'  know-it-all cats practice so very well !

The plaques set into the bridge say, "Dedicated to the Emperor Nerva Traianus, Caesar Augustus, Germanicus, Dacicus... to the curiosity of voyagers who like to learn new things, and maybe ask themselves who built this and for what reason - this bridge, destined to last forever through the centuries of the world, was built by Caius Iulius Lacer, famous for his divine art." And so it remains.  It's almost 200 meters across, 71 meters high, and solid as a rock.

As the family name of the guy was Iulius, the architect was a remote relative of that other Caius Iulius, who gave the 'Caesars" their name.

#alcantara #lacer #bridgephotography
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Watch this short video and learn something amazing. Thanks to my friend, Dennis for sharing this one.
http://youtu.be/xe-f4gokRBs
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The aquarium drawing is interesting but the real show is the comments.
 

              Dubai Aquarium. One of the largest tanks in the world!

Dubai Aquarium, one of the of the largest tanks in the world at 51m x 20m x 11m and featuring the world’s largest viewing panel at 32.8m wide and 8.3m high. Over time, Dubai Aquarium will have more than 33,000 living animals, representing more than 85 species including over 400 sharks and rays combined. Dubai Aquarium’s 270-degree glass walk-through tunnel makes for incredible close-encounter experiences.
YouTube : World largest Aquarium in Dubai
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Their hiring! If I were twenty years younger... [deep sigh] Good luck!
 
JOB SEEKERS: 

+SpaceX is hiring!  

There's probably close to a hundred open positions listed at the link below.  
Most positions are in Hawthorne, CA, but some are in Texas and Florida. 

h/t to +Joanne Manaster for the link!
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Photography, some computer skilz, and a gift o' gab.
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Falls Church, VA - Stuart, FL - Port Isabel, TX - Wheeler, IN - Long Beach, CA - Mexico City, MEX - Red Bank, NJ
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Photographer, writer, technogeek, modeller and olde pharte.
Introduction
I write and take a lot of photographs.
I read at least one and usually two novels a week, usually science fiction, fantasy or urban fantasy.
I love to learn about ancient history and in particular, ancient technologies.
I also create my own card stock models. Some of my designs including free kits can be found here:
http://postorbitaldesign.net/card-stock-models/

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  • American School Foundation
    1967
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