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I know the founder of the Open International school, and it's amazing what she's accomplished thus far.  So, I'm forwarding her request on:

Vote and encourage everyone you know to vote for Open International by Friday – this is a challenge we need to win for Adja Penda Ba.

WTOP is running a contest and our organization along with other organizations are in the contest. We need your help to win the $10,000 top prize by having the most likes. Please go to the link below to vote for Open International and send this to your friends and people you know. We are way behind in the votes and our school in Nioro needs this to keep going not only for the students and their families but for all those that could not find employment and are now working at the school. We need your help to win – Though, Open International is a small, unknown organization, it is making a huge difference in the lives of so many in rural Senegal; we can even go further with your help in this contest that is until Friday, April 25th .

#education   #international   #opensource    #senegal  
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There will be 67 hours of Tech Track at +Penguicon this year (May 2-4, near Detroit), and one of them will be mine, split with +Noah Sussman and +Jer Lance !  Come see us talk about "Great Engineers: Gotta Catch 'Em All".  Or away from tech track, I'll lead a PowerPoint Karaoke improv game, and I'll also make many batches of liquid nitrogen ice cream.
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LED Bike Helmet Gets Shouts

K-Fai Steele started to get concerned about riding her bike without a helmet as she heard more stories about head injuries. However, the thought of having the typical helmet just seemed like a downer. Luckily she stumbled across our LED Helmet tutorial that fit her fashion needs.

I feel like when you put a helmet on, you lose the cool factor, but with this helmet, I get a lot of shouts from people when I’m riding.

K-Fai is no stranger to technology, as she heads up a program with the Philadelphia Library called Maker Jawn — an initiative which is turning teens into makers at local library branches. So, needless to say, she is comfortable with a soldering iron and programming. In fact, the helmet is another example project she can show off and everyone loves LEDs. She feels the helmet, which uses a FLORA microcontroller and a NeoPixel strip,  is still a work in progress.

I didn’t use the GPS module like in the tutorial, but I did add an accelerometer. I’m interested in finding out whether I can affect the lights with how fast I’m going.

She hasn’t done the coding yet for the accelerometer, but it is in the works. In the meantime, she is famous for being the rainbow bright rider on the streets of Philly. Our thoughts — why leave the LED fun just for the helmet?  Why not get to work on bike bling with our LED Handlebar tutorial. Biking never looked so good, and it is preventative medicine for crashes. So, light up the night.

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Sean Shealy, one of the Burning Man organizers says:

Come celebrate TOTAL FREEDOM at BUNDYFEST just across the road from the Cliven Bundy Ranch, in Bunkerville, Nevada! 240 bands, 24 hours a day, for a SOLID ROCKIN’ MONTH!!!!





*PENIS ERECTION CONTEST: Erect the largest penis in the open desert, win valuable prize! (tbd)

BACKGROUND: For years we paid permitting fees to hold Burning Man on the beautiful Playa in Northern Nevada. But now, Cliven Bundy has shown us a NEW WAY! ABSOLUTE FREEDOM!

Bundy has declared the entire area surrounding Bundy Ranch as a TOTALLY RULES-FREE ZONE! ANYTHING GOES! WOO-HOO!!!

Why should Burning Man end on September 1st? Swing down to Vegas for a few days for some R&R, a few good buffets, and then HEAD ON UP TO BUNDYFEST!

All 50,000+ Burning Man participants are invited to attend — and as many more as can make the trip from anywhere in the world! 100,000? 250,000? THE SKY IS THE LIMIT AT BUNDYFEST! The desert surrounding Bundy’s ranch is LIMITLESS!

#bundyfest #Nevada #burningman #cliven #bundy #ranch
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When you do this the first time, it looks like a simple oversight - left-overs from some debugging perhaps. But when you "fix" it by hiding it, it's very clearly deliberate.

Netgear, Cisco, quick question please? What exactly does it take to actually care about your customers instead of actively trying to screw them?
Researcher finds secret “knock” opens admin for some Linksys, Netgear routers.
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