Wizard World Comic Con was back in Cleveland the weekend of March 17-19, 2017. There were a lot of celebrities on hand for panels, photos and autographs such as Incredible Hulk Lou Ferrigno, Gene Simmons of KISS, Barry Bostwick from Rocky Horror Picture Show, Hercules Kevin Sorbo, Monkees Mickey Dolenz and Peter Tork, Lt Uhura from Star Trek and more.
There were lots of vendors selling collectibles, original art, comic books, toys, games, clothes, gear, etc. There were gaming sessions and interesting exhibits such as the Sanford and Son truck, Speed Racer, Ghostbuster car, Dalek and TARDIS from TRACE the Doctor and more. As always the costumes of the vendors and attendees were the best part of the event.
Great Lakes Geek Dan Hanson did a walk-through of the HIMSS Innovation Center, located at The Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland. It is the only physical and virtual, state-of-the-art, testing, exhibition and conference facility that offers real-time demonstration of how healthcare technologies contribute to safer, higher quality and more cost-effective care and ensures that information gets to the right people at the right time to enable informed decisions.
It's also great as a unique venue for other tech and business events and the home of Data Days Cleveland for the last 3 days.
The famous Feynman Lectures on Physics is a physics textbook based on some lectures by Richard P. Feynman, a Nobel laureate who has sometimes been called "The Great Explainer". The lectures were given to undergraduate students at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), during 1961–1963 and have been a favorite for aspiring physicists ever since.
The three volumes of the book focus on mechanics, radiation, and heat, including relativistic effects (Vol 1), electromagnetism and matter (Vol 2) and quantum mechanics (Vol 3).
In case you didn't know (or forgot) in 2013, Caltech in cooperation with The Feynman Lectures Website made the book freely available, on the web.
As the site says, "Now, anyone with internet access and a web browser can enjoy reading a high quality up-to-date copy of Feynman's legendary lectures.
This edition has been designed for ease of reading on devices of any size or shape; text, figures and equations can all be zoomed without degradation.
Think Rockwell Automation employees only know about industrial automation and information products? Think again.
The Federation of India Community Associations of Northeast Ohio (FICA) hosted a celebration for 68th Republic Day of India at the Rainforest in the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. A group from Rockwell Automation performed a traditional dance with sticks at the event.
By popular demand (really, would we lie to you?) the Great Lakes Geek is bringing back the free Geek eNews. It will be sent via e-mail whenever we have something really good to share. Not too often, we promise.
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The Great Lakes GeekI asked lightheartedly on Twitter "Is there something wrong in getting medical advice from a Manga comic book?" because I have found the information in The Manga Guide to Physiology to be more complete and understandable than many medical websites. Of course the book should not replace a medical professional but it does give a very comprehensive look at the workings of the human body.
From the Microsoft Accessibility website: If you use assistive technologies, you can get a free upgrade to Windows 10 as Microsoft continues our efforts to improve the Windows 10 experience for people who use these technologies.
With the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, we’ve taken a number of steps to improve the accessibility of Windows 10. To learn more, read our blog that details some of these improvements.
Before you upgrade, please check with your assistive technology provider(s) to learn more about their software compatibility with Windows 10.
Each year we like to gather an eclectic group of friends and business associates for a holiday lunch. No, it's not just techies. Media, non-profits, politicians, business, cultural - they were all represented.
The food and atmosphere at Bo Loong at 38th and St. Clair is always terrific and our 70 guests maxed out the party room.
Lev Gonick, Ron Copfer, Steve Potash and Dean Brainard
A new Raspberry Pi competitor called Orange Pi Zero is selling for $6.99. It is a competitor to the minuscule Raspberry Pi Zero, a stripped down version of Raspberry Pi that sells for $5. But Orange Pi Zero has better hardware with a faster processor and Wi-Fi capabilities.
The Orange Pi Zero has a quad-core Allwinner ARM Cortex-A7 processor, which in recent years has been used to power low-end and mid-range smartphones and tablets.
It also uses ARM's Mali 400 MP2 graphics processor, which is capable of processing high-definition video. The Orange Pi Zero also doesn't have a display out port. The Zero includes an SD card slot and 256MB of memory. A model with 512MB of memory ships for $8.99.
In addition, the Zero includes 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and ethernet networking capabilities. It also has expansion slots and pins to attach other boards and a USB 2.0 host port.
The Michelson–Morley Experiment was conducted in 1887 by physicist Albert A. Michelson of Case School of Applied Science and chemist Edward W. Morley of Western Reserve University.
This experiment proved the non-existence of the luminiferous ether and was later cited as circumstantial evidence in support of special relativity as proposed by Albert Einstein in 1905.
Michelson was professor of physics at the Case School of Applied Science, and Morley was professor of chemistry at Western Reserve University (WRU), which shared a campus with the Case School on the eastern edge of Cleveland. The Michelson-Morley Experiment was performed in several periods of concentrated observations between April and July 1887, in the basement of Adelbert Dormitory of WRU (later renamed Pierce Hall, demolished in 1962).
Michelson became the first American to win a Nobel Prize in science.
Now available for the first time as an e-book!
The cartoons in this e-book have been specially formatted for optimal viewing. The e-book will only work on color tablets and is not intended for viewing on desktop apps or black and white tablets.
Perhaps the most brilliant comic strip ever created, Calvin and Hobbes continues to entertain with dazzling cartooning and tremendous humor.
Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes has been a worldwide favorite since its introduction in 1985. The strip follows the richly imaginative adventures of Calvin and his trusty tiger, Hobbes. Whether a poignant look at serious family issues or a round of time-travel (with the aid of a well-labeled cardboard box), Calvin and Hobbes will astound and delight you.
Beginning with the day Hobbes sprang into Calvin's tuna fish trap, the first two Calvin and Hobbes collections, Calvin and Hobbes and Something Under The Bed Is Drooling, are brought together in this treasury. Including black-and-white dailies and color Sundays, The Essential Calvin and Hobbes also features an original full-color 16-page story.
Our smallest ever form factor, at 65mm x 30mm x 5mm
Currently the local Micro Center (Mayfield Hts) is sold out of the Raspberry Pi Zero but they have a few MCM Electronics Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Media Centers in stock for $64.99.
That includes the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Board, 8GB Operating System microSD Card, Multicomp Black Pi 2 Model B Case, Raspberry Pi Power Supply, Wi-Pi Wireless Adapter, 3' HDMi Cable, 7' Ethernet Cable, 36 Page Raspberry Pi User Guide
The Great Lakes Geek thinks that programmers of his generation (harrumph!) are better because they didn't have all the visual tools. In fact the best learning experience, in his not so humble opinion, is writing directly to the processor, without an operating system.
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