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EL Bacon
Think Differently - See Differently - Change The World - Fear Does Not Stop Bad Things From Happening... It Stops You From Handling Them When They Do.
Think Differently - See Differently - Change The World - Fear Does Not Stop Bad Things From Happening... It Stops You From Handling Them When They Do.

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Wow.  I especially like the quote,
"In addition, there are well-established cognitive effects where recall is best when it matches the context of encoding – so if you’re caffeinated when you study for the test, you better be caffeinated when you take it."
Now THAT's an eye-opener! ;~)
I guess that means I should take the test sleep-deprived and on a sugar rush as well.
h/t +Michael Ireland 

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Now This is Cool!
The Knitted Death Star, planetary destruction never looked so warm and cuddly ;)

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WooHoo!  I really hope they post the hangout on youtube later.
We are planning to do a hangout about Planetary image processing techniques. We will show how we capture planets with telescopes and cameras, and how we stack those images and process them using some dedicated programs to reveal some details of the targets. Any one who want to share their processing techniques is welcome.

Possible Topics:

1. Preparation and Video Capturing
  a. Attaching a Camera to a telescope

  b. Capturing Video
     - Using Video Capture Softwares (SharpCap, VirtualDub etc.)
  c. Capture Settings

2. Image Processing
  a. Preparing images for stacking
     - Frame extraction, RGB Splitting, Centering (using VirtualDub, RGB Split, Castrator, PCFE - ninox)

  b. Stacking
     - Stacking with AutoStakkert2
     - Stacking with RegiStax 5 & 6

  c. Post-Processing
     - Wavelet in RegiStax
     - Deconvolution with Astra Image
     - Enhancements with Photo Shop
     - Noise reduction with Neat Image

3. Image Measurement and Processing with WinJUPOS
  a. Image Measurement
  b. De-rotation of images
  c. De-rotation of R-G-B frames
  d. De-rotation of video streams
  e. Map computation
  f.  Ephemerides
  g. Creating Animation 

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Holy Crap!
and the final line of the story...
"and Cisco reserves the right to continue to update your router, even if you set it not to allow automatic updates"
Don't buy a Cisco router. Don't buy a Linksys router either; they're the same company. Why?

Because they now lock you out of your own bought-for router unless you join their online service. A service that gives them the right to use your data, shut down your connection and to unilaterally change these terms at their whim.

Now, you may think that nah, they're not really going to do evil stuff like that. But they already did — you want to bet your money and your privacy that they won't again? There's lots of makers out there, so why take the chance?

Just stay away from Cisco and Linksys.

#Cisco #linksys #fail  

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This is cute.
And did everyone get the FANTASTIC Two TEDTalks re: electronic circuits for Children <of all ages> - the first one to use diff homemade playdoh recipes to build REAL & WORKING circuits &  the second is the intro to the AMAZING "littleBits" - "a growing library of pre-assembled circuit boards that snap together with tiny magnets" open-source Maker Project

AnnMarie Thomas: Hands-on science with squishy circuits
Ayah Bdeir: Building blocks that blink, beep and teach"
<> KNOW that you can download & MAKE these YOURSELF - you do not have to buy them
ELECTRICAL • RESISTANCE • Geekie Sewing Sampler 

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Fiery Sunsets Change EVERY View - and if you Start With a Stunner then WOW!

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I'm Such a Geek!
and +Martin L. Cahn 's suggestion is perfect.."UFP flags out with the American flag. Cool!"  & he is right!  LOL

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This is the strangest interesting thing in a while.
OK, no idea what this is, but it sure is addictive.

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Fantastic TEDTalk - especially the part about <Awesome> Autistics being a possible evolutionary response.

#awesomeautistics   #autism   #awetism     #evolution   #modernevolution   

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I really like Slate Magazine & I really like this idea - let's hope it take's off <hohoho>
h/t +Michael Ireland for this
American kids should be building rockets and robots, not taking standardized tests

Down with standardized tests! Let kids make and tinker! I fully support this model. :)
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