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Nicole Trezzi

Why Daylight Saving Time Is Pointless - 0 views

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    Daylight saving time might say that it helps make our lives nicer and help us save energy, but in reality it is completely pointless. Daylight Saving Time was actually first suggested by Benjamin Franklin in 1784 but the idea was shot down by everyone stating that it was pointless. The Germans then used it the First World War to save coal during war time. After that everyone started using it and didn't think to change back. Today, people state that this change of time helps to save energy, promotes a healthy lifestyle, and reduces traffic accidents. First off, Daylight saving time does not in fact save energy. Recent studies show that it might reduce the US electricity usage during March and April, but only by 1%. Secondly, this does not help us to become any healthier. In fact, the clock shifts disrupt our circadian rhythms and actually spike the suicide rates and increases the number of recorded heart attacks. Daylight saving time also does not reduce traffic. Some studies show that the time change makes no difference at all while others suggest that traffic is reduced by 0.7 which is pathetic and makes no difference. I personally do not like Daylight saving time only because I loose an hour of sleep and it screws up my whole schedule because everything is off by one hour. I much prefer the clocks changing an hour behind so I get an extra hour of sleep.
vahanos needsnolastname

North Korea Turns 'Call of Duty' Into Weird Anti-American Propaganda - 0 views

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    this is my first book mark.. 
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    this is my first bookmark
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    First Bookmark
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    This game is loved by Prilipko and he would skip school just to play Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3
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    This is the greatest story of all time.
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    This is my first bookmark. 
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    rainbow socks, hell ya
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The First Time the Public Ever Saw a Polaroid - 0 views

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    The article is an excerpt from "Instant: The Story of Polaroid" by Christopher Bonanos. The Polaroid is described as 'that thing that happened before Instagram happened' in the comment proceeding the excerpt.
    The excerpt tells the tale of how the first Polaroid camera was revealed to the public in 1947 at a scientific meeting of the Optical Society of America by Edwin Land. It is a story of innovation and breakthrough. Previously, cameras would produce negatives on film which would be sent to labs, or developed in home-made darkrooms. This process was difficult, time consuming, and could potentially fail. The Polaroid would change all that.
    Land took a picture of himself and set a 50 second timer for it to develop. He described how a thick chemical reagent was being reacted with the negative, the same stuff that normally went down a darkroom drain. This was one of Land's biggest breakthroughs. With the 50 seconds up, he peeled back the print, revealing a sepia (or as we described it: a browned-up-a-notch) portrait of himself.
    This was monumental. A process which normally took a week was done in under a minute. The story of the instant camera raced across America, landing Land in the New York Times and Life magazine.
    This article relates to the present, where cameras are generally smaller and predominantly digital. As a class, we recently watched a video on micro-technology. Over the years, scientists and engineers have been on the constant struggle to make things smaller, faster, and more efficient. The camera is no exception. Today's cameras contain microchips and processors of their own, in a compact space. Recent Polaroids can print in colour. In a world driven by invention and innovation, many new things may be introduced in our life time. Perhaps one will be as impactful as the Polaroid camera.
Ira Garcia

1-Bit Camera: Take Your iPhone Pics Back in Time - 0 views

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    This new app that is available for iPhone's or iPad's lets you take pics in one-bit quality, this give it the affect of your pics being "back in time". I find this article very interesting because its a very advanced app.
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    This article is about an iPhone app the lets you take 1-Bit pictures. Nowadays, new models of cameras are rapidly coming out to the market with higher resolutions after the other.  Isn't just nice to just sit down, relax, take 1-Bit pictures and reminisce the past? You betcha! This app is available for a cheap price of $0.99.
Adrian Galope

The HTML5 Time Element Is Back and Better Than Ever | Webmonkey | Wired.com - 1 views

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    This article talks about HTML5. The HTML5 time element disappeared last year because HTML5 editor lan Hickson deleted it from the specification but the W3C,the group that oversees HTML5, added it back. The W3C didn't just add time back but they also improve it considerably. This article is related to our course because it is all about HTML that we are studying.
Matthew Tam

HTML5 Drops the Time Element | Webmonkey | Wired.com - 0 views

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    HTML 5 drops the proposed
codrin gherghel

Kodak: It's Time To Go Invisible | TechCrunch - 0 views

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    Kodak, let us admit, is doomed. Founded over a century ago, it has dominated film for as long as film has existed, but now that film is on the verge of ceasing to exist, they have very little to dominate. They're short on cash and while they deny plans to file for bankruptcy, many question whether they will have the luxury of choice a few years from now.
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    Kodak, let us admit, is doomed. Founded over a century ago, it has dominated film for as long as film has existed, but now that film is on the verge of ceasing to exist, they have very little to dominate. They're short on cash and while they deny plans to file for bankruptcy, many question whether they will have the luxury of choice a few years from now.
Elezabeth Lee

Facebook, It's Time To Kill the Poke - 0 views

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    Apparently Facebook has hid the Poke button behind the settings menu making it pretty unlikely for visitors to see it on your profile. The sad thing is that Facebook users haven't noticed. 
    The problem is that nobody knows what the Poke button is used for.
    Some think its used for flirting or saying hello. In my opinion, I would rather just send a message to them instead of poking them. 
    Pokes are a waste of time.
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