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William Helman
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Librarian: facilitator, guide, adventurer
Librarian: facilitator, guide, adventurer

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We're sponsoring a free webinar with +Aaron Schmidt  on Jan. 28th "Librarians as Designers": http://bit.ly/1FtVTDA  Seats are limited, so sign up now! #libux

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So this is awesome.
SpaceX’s ultimate goal is putting people on Mars. But in the meantime, you can explore the red planet’s surface via +Google Maps. Who knew? http://techcrunch.com/2014/08/05/google-maps-now-lets-you-explore-mars-and-the-moon-if-you-know-where-to-click/
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An evening with Rose and +Andrea Medina-Smith.
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I can not believe how beautiful that is. 
What's our new cover image?

Seen here is one of the more spectacular scenes of the Aurora Borealis that was photographed by one of the space station crew members aboard the International Space Station from an altitude of approximately 223 nautical miles. 

Image Credit: NASA
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J may have been home sick these last few days, but +Andrea Medina-Smith and I have been busy. We were up late into the early morning (sorry no photos) working the frames we pulled in a hand cranked extractor we rented. In the end we have a 5 gal bucket almost filled with about 60 lbs of honey, and still some more to extract from the cappings we collected.

Thank you Rose, we love you!
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Rose, we love you!
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Maybe coming out from under a rock, but just starting to read about Orion. This is some phenomenal stuff they have going on!
Did you know our Orion spacecraft can sustain a crew of 4 for up to 21 days? http://www.nasa.gov/orion We're on a #PathToMars for our #NextGiantLeap.  
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We're getting ready to harvest from Rose in the next few days. While moving some equipment around we managed to collect enough burr comb to do a little pre-harvest extraction... and got almost 1.25 pint of honey!

This is, without a doubt, the best honey I've ever had. Super clear, with a strong citrus-floral taste.
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The first (accidental) extraction
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The FCC  (Federal Communications Commission ) is proposing rules that would allow ISPs (internet service providers) like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon to pick and choose your internet plan, what you do have access to and what you do not.

How does it work now: if you have an internet connection – you have access to all of the internet, the good, the bad, and the ugly. If you have internet access you have access to it all, free and paid. You have a choice to what you see and what you don’t. 

How it will work if this bill passes: your ISP will be able to give you different access plans to what you are able to see, which websites will be served and which ones you won’t have access to. More than that, this bill will also make it possible for your ISP to charge the website owners for making their websites available within their network. It will open a door to all kinds of abuse… because MONEY. It’ll start slowly, by reducing the load speeds and degrading the quality, but It’ll happen. 

If you are a user, it will affect you. If you are a website owner it will affect you. Most of us don’t realize just how important this is: right now you have a voice, but you may not have it for very long. If this bill passes, you may not have a place to speak up. So I urge you to do it now.

It is happening in the US, but it is only a matter of time until it happens where you are as well. You don’t have to be from the US to sign the petition and stop this madness. 

Some of you may know who I am, what I do and why. My project is a free health and fitness website oriented for at-home training and budget nutrition. It is a global resource dedicated to making fitness accessible and it is supported exclusively via donations (no pay-for-downloads, no ads, no product placement). Thousands all over the globe who cannot afford a gym membership, personal trainer’s time or even a pair of trainers use my website and it is changing lives every single day it is up. Projects like that will be the first ones to be eradicated. 

Everything we love about the web, the freedom of expression and freedom of information, everything we take for granted can be taken away from us. Speak up now, fight for what matters. 

Sign the petition:
http://act.freepress.net/sign/internet_fcc_break

Take my love, take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don't care, I'm still free
You can't take the sky WEB from me.

#netneutrality   #fccnetneutrality  
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That just about sums it up.
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