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Ben “The Blenster” Hibben
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A sperm whale (my favorite whale!) investigates an underwater ROV as a crew takes measurements of the damage caused by the gulf oil spill: #majestic  
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I watched this a bit back. It's neat, how the video shows us how comfortable sperm whales are at depth-you think they'd be all business and WHERE SQUID, but this one's comfortable just taking a look at the weird glowy thing for quite awhile.
 
I agree; I'm hoping to work on projects to help design better and more efficient ways for us to use power in our homes that better allow for decentralization.  I'd like to start with a standardized DC grid internal to small homes, boats, and RVs and add in DC-power appliances; these make for a good testing ground for products that could eventually end up in standard homes (especially in the future).  Why waste energy converting back and forth from DC to AC and then back to DC (e.g. running your TV off of a home-based battery pack that's charged with solar and/or wind to reduce dependence on the local AC power grid).
 
“If they are successful, what that factory can do is push down the price of the battery cell so low that it becomes a commodity. That is something that we haven’t done yet that needs to be done. And if he does that, it will go into homes, it will go into grid storage and it will go into cars and it will change the paradigm completely,” Draga tells Johnson.

In an interview with Cory Johnson on Bloomberg West, Momentum Dynamics CEO Andy Draga says that there is massive upside in the company if it succeeds...
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So my buddy Charles wants me to help him solder a few things:
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He makes his own breakout boards and test boards; they're in the bags too...
 
This.  So much this:
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gotta love that comic :D 
 
Come join us tonight for some fun; flaming gummy bears aren't a promise but I'm pretty sure it's happening:
 
Tonight at LVL1 some chemistry experiments, hosted by our Director of Legal Evil, will be performed during "Bad Movie Night". Come join us and maybe you'll get to see something like this:
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It's very humbling to be a part of an organization that is making an impact all over the world.

Speaking of which; don't forget to support +Altin Ukshini's kickstarter for a LVL1 inspired hackerspace in Kosovo: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1731685895/lets-build-a-hackerspace-in-kosovo
 
A gift given to our space from visitors from China who came to compete in the VEX robotics contest in town and wanted to learn about our hackerspace as they plan their own back home. We hope they are successful!
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"You're a giant squid! You can achieve anything to which you put your mind and/or your massive tentacles."  Cool result for me; I find them to be fascinating creatures!
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I've seen others get different results like "honey badger" and "coral."
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Stuff like this makes me want to buy a Vizio whenever it's time to replace my current TV (e.g. when it breaks in a way I can't fix this time).
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For my sys-admin friends and followers; what do you think of this tool?  It looks like it could save you a lot of time.

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Looks like a nice workaround for all those old tools which assume that there is only 1 core by default. Will add this, thx!
 
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Our President +Danielle Blank​ and +Tim Miller​ lead an experiment in our bunker's metal shop; a gummy bear was introduced to some heated potassium perchlorate:
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Bright flame. That would have been fun to see
 
+Jason Latta​ is making this cool real-time effect for the +Louisville Ballet​ tonight at the +LVL1 HackerSpace​; very cool!
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Wait; there's gut bacteria that protect you from kidney stones? I need these inside me now!
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