Monthly Archives: May 2011

‘Tornado dog’ crawls on broken legs to family |

Mason, a terrier mix, was picked up and swept away by a tornado. His family searched but could not find him.

Then Monday, two and a half weeks later, they came back home to sift through the debris and found Mason waiting for them on the porch.

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$1M Coin Collection Scattered Along I-95 | WESH Orlando

A Boca Raton couple was heading north to a coin show in Jacksonville when the back passenger-side tire blew out in Volusia County. The SUV rolled, flipping as many as five times, police said.

The rare collection went flying out of the car, spilling across the median.

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Bitcoin miners busted? Police confuse bitcoin power usage for pot farm – Computerworld Blogs

Bitcoin, one of the world’s newest currencies, is an open source, peer-to-peer currency that does not exist in physical form. It’s owned and traded by means of an anonymous P2P network, without any third-party intermediary like a payment processor, without any government issuing or tracking the virtual currency. While there is a limit of only 21 million bitcoins to be generated by the year 2140, bitcoin is “free” to generate and is created by “bitcoin miners.”

The implication is that a completely untraceable underground economy will emerge using bitcoin.

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Work Your Network | Peter Mehit

Based on a mash up of computer networking theory and the concept of six degrees of separation, network science is an emerging theory of marketing. It’s the building and utilization of a group of contacts whom you could help that can help you. The website LinkedIn is based on this concept.

To get started, you take inventory of your contacts, categorizing them into the following groups: customers, prospects, allies and friends and family. You then list your contact’s contacts into the same categories to understand how their contacts align with your goal. Once completed, you will have a good idea of what your 1st, 2nd and 3rd degrees of separation look like.

You will be surprised at how close you are to some pretty important people. For example, because of one client, we are two degrees of separation from Barach Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Sean Hannity, truly an interesting mix of people. We have a client that builds armored limousines for celebrities, putting us two degrees away from them.

Proximity may or may not translate into access. The quality of your contact’s relationships and their willingness to link you to their contacts will control your access. That’s why analysis is critical. If you identify your target and the purpose for being introduced, it will make it easier for the person being asked to say yes.

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The future of mobile: 5 trends that matter most |

Several noteworthy developments have impacted the mobile ecosystem over the last few years, such as the growth in advertising and applications. Let’s look at the top mobile trends that will continue to shape the industry.

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Paying for College and Grad School: How to Avoid Spending $100,000 (or more) on a Credential You Don’t Really Need

“You can’t put a price on a good education”… or can you?

If you ask your parents or mentors how to become successful, their answer will most likely include four interrelated invisible scripts:

“Get the best education you can.”

“Colleges provide the best education.”

“The best colleges are expensive.”

“More college is better.”

Like so many of the invisible scripts we grow up with, three of these assumptions aren’t necessarily true.

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Will A Hybrid Car Really Pay Off? |

It’s true that hybrids cost more than regular vehicles. This prompts many to wonder if the extra cost for these high efficiency cars is worth it, and in fact if the difference can be offset over time by the cash saved from buying less fuel.

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May 22, 2011 Timelapse Tornado Chase

This is time lapsed footage of an entire storm chase through north central South Dakota on May 22, 2010. The video starts with the storm still in the towering cumulus stage and ends with the storm gusting out as an outflow dominant high precipitation supercell, with several tornadoes including a violent wedge in between. – Skip Talbot

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The Obama Deception: Why Cornel West Went Ballistic – Chris Hedges | Truthdig

“He makes a bee line to me right after the talk, in front of everybody,” West says. “He just lets me have it. He says, ‘You ought to be ashamed of yourself, saying I’m not a progressive. Is that the best you can do? Who do you think you are?’ I smiled. I shook his hand. And a sister hollered in the back, ‘You can’t talk to professor West. That’s Dr. Cornel West. Who do you think you are?’

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