Tuesday, September 27, 2011

facebook now hosts 4 percent of all photos ever taken

How many photos have ever been taken? | 1000memories

I heard this on leo laporte tech guy podcast today. This that just blew out of the water. it is hard to comprehend numbers like that.

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Watch "Amazing Bagpipe Man" on YouTube

Best video ever. I think it may be the far end of YouTube...

A unicycle riding Scotsman paying Star Wars music. All you can do is hit your back button from here :)

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Monday, September 26, 2011

@mindotus Minus.com is the easiest way to share files online for free. Get 10 GB of Free Space today! Sign up here: http://min.us/rZgvNys

@mindotus Minus.com is the easiest way to share files online for free. Get 10 GB of Free Space today! Sign up here: http://min.us/rZgvNys


Registration is Free! By creating an account and signing in:

  • Get 10 GB of free space
  • Upload files up to 2 GB
  • Unlimited Downloads and Transfer
  • Profile to publish and share your files and folders ( example )
  • Follow friends to see what they are sharing
  • Use Dashboard to manage your files and folders
  • Search and discover public folders
  • Many additional features

How do I use Minus?

To start sharing, Drag and drop file(s) from your desktop and folders onto Minus or click Upload.

  • Once you have created a folder, use the Left Arrow ← and Right Arrow → or your Mouse Scroll to browse the folder
  • Browse in three modes: Grid, Linear and Fullscreen. Click on the icons to toggle at the Top Right corner
  • Add more file into an existing folder by dragging files onto folder page or clicking on "Add Files" link in right menu
    • Share your folder using the Shortlink in the right side menu
    • Customize your folder link by clicking on the Pencil Icon next to the link
    • Share a single file with your friends by clicking on "Share" under each file and using that link
    • Name your folder by clicking on the top right Pencil Icon
    • Add caption to your files by clicking on the encil Icon below each file
    • Rename your files by clicking on the Pencil Icon next to the filename in Folder menu
    • Re-order the file displays in folder by dragging file titles in the folder menu up and down
    • Delete files from the folder by clicking the X icons
    • Delete the entire folder by clicking the Trash icon in the top right corner
  • Use the Search Bar in the header to
    • Find friends and others to follow
    • Find your own folders and uploads
    • Find public folders and files shared by others
    • Create a new folder by Dragging more files into header or clicking Select
  • Dashboard displays your files and acitvity.
    • My Files tab displays your own files and folders
    • Feed tab is where you see what your friends and other users are sharing
    • History tab displays your recent activity. You can Clear History easily
  • Click on Profile in the header while logged in to see your profile.
    • Your public folders will be displayed on your profile
    • See who your followers are and who you are following
    • Profile Statistics
      • Karma – Displays the number of visitors you sent via your Invite link. More factors will count into Karma in the future.
      • Shared – Displays the number of your Public Folders
      • Views – Displays the total number of visitors to your profile and folders combined
    • Folders are now Public or Private, by default will be Private
      • Private – Anyone with the link can view folder, but not visible in public search or profile
      • Public – Select public to publish your folder and making it visible in search and profile
  • There are two icons in the top right
    • Click on the icon in footer to toggle background lights on or lights off mode
    • Click on the icon in footer to toggle Compact and Thumbnail views in profile and timeline

What is the difference between Public and Private folders?

Folders are Private by default unless you toggle to make it Public.

  • Public Folders – Publishes to your Minus profile, and your followers will see it in their timeline and can search for it
  • Private Folders – Anyone with the link can view folder, but not visible in public search or profile

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

NASA Remembers September 11th #neverforget

NASA Remembers September 11th:

Click here to watch the video -> http://www.nasa.gov/topics/nasalife/features/sept11.html#.Tmyyk-uC4x8.

twitter via @NASA


As NASA commemorates the 10th anniversary of September 11, the anniversary is both a milestone for the country and a moment to reflect on the last ten years. Throughout the agency, we were deeply touched by the tragedy.
› Message From Administrator Bolden

This page chronicles some of NASA's remembrances of the September 11 attacks and the Americans who died that day.

Astronaut Frank Culbertson -- The Only American Off the Planet

Frank Culbertson 

"The smoke seemed to have an odd bloom to it at the base of the column that was streaming south of the city. After reading one of the news articles we just received, I believe we were looking at NY around the time of, or shortly after, the collapse of the second tower. How horrible…"-Frank Culbertson Expedition 3 Commander Frank Culbertson was aboard the International Space Station at the time of the attacks, and the only American on the crew. As soon as he learned of the attacks, he began documenting the event in photographs because the station was flying over the New York City area. He captured incredible images in the minutes and hours following the event. From his unique vantage point in space, he recorded his thoughts of the world changing beneath him.

The following day, he posted a public letter that captured his initial thoughts of the events as they unfolded. "The world changed today. What I say or do is very minor compared to the significance of what happened to our country today when it was attacked."

Upon further reflection, Culbertson said, "It's horrible to see smoke pouring from wounds in your own country from such a fantastic vantage point. The dichotomy of being on a spacecraft dedicated to improving life on the earth and watching life being destroyed by such willful, terrible acts is jolting to the psyche, no matter who you are."

› Read Culbertson's Full Letter
› Video: Station Astronauts Honor 9/11 Victims

Visible from space, a smoke plume rises from the Manhattan area after two planes crashed into the towers of the World Trade Center. This photo was taken of metropolitan New York City (and other parts of New York as well as New Jersey) the morning of September 11, 2001. › View Larger
A smoke plume rises from lower Manhattan in this photo by Expedition 3 Commander Frank Culbertson on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
Image Credit: NASA
This image from NASA's Terra satellite shows a large plume of smoke streaming southward from the remnants of the burning World Trade Towers in downtown Manhattan yesterday (September 11, 2001). The image was acquired by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) within a few hours after the terrorist attack. › View Larger
NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of a large plume of smoke streaming southward from the remnants of the burning World Trade Center.
Image Credit: Liam Gumley, MODIS Atmosphere Group, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
This true-color image was taken by the Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) aboard the Landsat 7 satellite on September 12, 2001, at roughly 11:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time. › View Larger
Smoke can still be seen at the site at around 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 12, in this image from the Landsat 7 satellite.
Image credit: USGS Landsat 7 team, at the EROS Data Center

NASA Science Programs Monitor the Air

NASA science programs were called into action after Sept. 11, 2001, as the agency worked with FEMA to fly sensors over the affected areas on aircraft looking for aerial contaminants and used satellite resources to monitor from above.

Flags for Heroes and Families

Astronauts Mark E. Kelly (left), STS-108 pilot, and Daniel M. Tani, mission specialist, hold a bag of several American flags on the aft flight deck of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. The flags carried on the shuttle include 6,000 small U.S. flags, one U.S. flag that was recovered from the debris of the World Trade Center, a Marine Corps flag that was retrieved from the Pentagon, and an American flag from the State of Pennsylvania. Also onboard, is a large New York Fire Department flag, 23 replica New York Police Department shields, and 91 New York Police Department patches. › View Larger
STS-108 astronauts Mark Kelly, left, and Dan Tani hold commemorative American flags the shuttle Endeavour in December 2001. The flags were later presented to victims' relatives.
Image credit: NASA
NASA flew nearly 6,000 4 by 6 inch flags on Endeavour's flight during STS-108 to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. Students working at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas assembled the commemorative packages, including the U.S. flags flown in space, to be presented to relatives of the victims. Distribution began on June 14, 2002, National Flag Day, at a ceremony held at the American Museum of Natural History's Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York.

"The 'Flags for Heroes and Families' campaign is a way for us to honor and show our support for the thousands of brave men and women who have selflessly contributed to the relief and recovery efforts," said then-NASA Administrator Dan Goldin. "The American flags are a patriotic symbol of our strength and solidarity, and our Nation's resolve to prevail."

"NASA wanted to come up with an appropriate tribute to the people who lost their lives in the tragic events of September 11," added Goldin. "America's space program has a long history of carrying items into space to commemorate historic events, acts of courage and dramatic achievements. 'Flags for Heroes and Families' is a natural extension of this ongoing outreach project."

› Read More About 'Flags for Heroes and Families'→

Commemoration Goes to Mars

Honeybee Robotics, one of the companies involved in building the Mars Exploration Rovers, is located just outside of New York City. As a tribute to the fallen, Honeybee created a dust cover for each rover's rock abrasion tools of aluminum, about the size of a credit card and adorned with the American flag that was cut out of debris from the World Trade Center. The rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, are currently on the surface of Mars.

› Read More About the Rovers' 9/11 Tribute

NASA Kennedy Adds Florida Touch to Sept. 11 Flag

Kennedy's Joe Dowdy stitches the National 9/11 Flag.› View Larger
Joe Dowdy, special operations manager at Kennedy Space Center, works on Florida's contribution to the "National 9/11 Flag" during a ceremony at Kennedy on Feb. 18, 2011.
Image credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
The contributions of NASA and Kennedy Space Center were stitched into the fabric of one of the nation's most recognizable symbols, when flags from Florida's Spaceport were sewn into an American Flag recovered near ground zero following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

"A few days after the collapse of the World Trade Center this flag was hanging on a scaffolding at 90 West Street, which was a building directly south of the World Trade Center that was heavily damaged when the south tower collapsed," said Jeff Parness, director, founder and chairman of the "New York Says Thank You Foundation."

The flag went on to become one of the most enduring symbols of the recovery from the attack. Once complete, "The National 9/11 Flag" will become a permanent collection of the National September 11 Memorial Museum being built at the World Trade Center site. There, America's flag can evoke a sense of pride, unity and hunger to keep achieving greatness, just as the nation's space program has for more than half a decade.

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