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ITA La mia Cranford Collection 1(storiesenzatempo) #austen #bronte #alcott #iorestoacasa #bookaddict
[Musica]. ciao a tutti, sono elisabetta e volevo mostrarvi i libri che ho ricevuto finora della cosiddetta crawford collection. si tratta di una collana di libri della rda, una serie di classici, che sono disponibili in edicola oppure eventualmente su abbonamento. io ho fatto l'abbonamento e questi sono i volumi che ho ricevuto sino ad ora. si tratta di libri che per la maggior parte ho già letto e che posseggo o in edizioni meno graziose di questa, oppure in lingua, per cui mi faceva piacere avere anche l'edizione italiana. è la partikolarità di questa serie di libri. tra il motivo che mi ha indotto a fare l'abbonamento, è che le copertine sono ispirate a quelle vittoriane dell'epoca. potete vedere tutti i motivi: floreali, illustrazioni, eccetera. adesso che vi faccio vedere uno per uno orgoglio e pregiudizio, non penso di dovermi di dire soffermare su questo libro, che è uno dei miei libri preferiti in assoluto. questa è la molto famosa copertina con il pavone, ispirata alle edizioni mcmillan. mi sembra che la prima fosse nel 1894, con questo tipo di copertina. ormai è entrata, diciamo famosissimo in tutto il mondo. quindi, considerando che di solito le edizioni un po rovinate di questo libro vengono vendute sui 400 euro più o meno, avere un qualcosa che lo ricorda per pochi euro è sicuramente una buona opportunità. questa è la spina. anche in questo caso si vedono le penne del pavone. questo è il retro, l'interno, e poi abbiamo le distrazioni iniziale e il pavone adornare l'incipit, davvero molto bello. rimanendo a jane austen, qui abbiamo- ma anche in questo caso si tratta di un libro di cui non possedere una edizione in italiano, mentre di orgoglio e pregiudizio possiedo circa dieci edizioni tra inglese e italiano- qui il dettaglio della copertina, la spina, anche in questo caso molto bella, e il recco l'interno sempre semplice. qui abbiamo l'illustrazione, l'incipit è decorato con un bel motivo floreale. proseguendo, abbiamo l'età dell'innocenza e questo è uno dei pochissimi libri che per mia mancanza, per mia così carenza, lacuna, non ho ancora letto. mi sono riproposto di leggerle un sacco di volte, poi, per un motivo, per l'altro, non l'ho mai fatto. quindi magari questa sarà l'occasione giusta. questa è la spina, con questo motivo, con gli uccelli e molto bello il retro all'interno. sono tutti uguali, quindi [Applauso]: amministrazioni e l'incipit con il motivo floreale. qui abbiamo ragione e sentimento di jane austen, libro che ho letto diverse volte, che adoro. qui potete vedere i dettagli, questo indietro nella spina, molto bella l'interno della copertina, è così un marroncino, e poi abbiamo un illustrazione a inizio del libro. scusate se la luce non è delle migliori, ma è luce artificiale. e qui vedete che, senza scomodare come direbbe i monaci amanuensi, però è sicuramente molto graziosa leggere un libro che, a dettagli come questi, è scritto relativamente piccolo, ma nemmeno troppo, spero che possiate vedere. non sono inclusi segnalibri, però io ne posseggo moltissimi che peraltro di solito uso molto poco. qui abbiamo jane eyre di charlotte bronte. anche in questo caso si tratta di un libro di cui all edizione in lingua e non ne possedevo che vedo nessuna coppia in italiano. qui potete vedere il dettaglio dalla copertina, il retro. anche in questo caso l'interno è semplice e qui abbiamo un illustrazione all'inizio del libro, è l'incipit de corato. ancora abbiamo cime tempestose di emily bronte, motivo leggermente diverso. questa è l'illustrazione e questo è il motivo floreale che richiama il motivo su file de silva, copertina. infine abbiamo piccole donne di louisa may alcott, che è tornato, tra virgolette, di attualità, non che sia mai stato fuori moda con il film dell'anno scorso che ho visto, che mi è piaciuto molto, nonostante, diciamo, sia in parte diverso rispetto al libro, però penso che abbia catturato, tutto sommato, lo spirito del libro piuttosto bene. nonostante ciò fosse bionda l'attrice, bravissima. credo che avrebbero potuto tranquillamente, come dire, tingere i capelli per marcare un contrasto biondo, bruno, che per louisa may alcott era assolutamente intenzionale, quindi forse avrebbe potuto essere rispettato. comunque diciamo che non ha tolto più di tanto. ha tolto qualcosa alla fedeltà, diciamo degli intenti dell'autrice, ma tutto sommato ha catturato lo spirito del libro. l'attrice è bravissima, anche l'attore che valori è molto bravo, un buon cast in, complessivamente anche cere, ma watson c'era loro a derna, eccetera, eccetera. io faccio parte di quella schiera di lettori che pensa che nel joe avrebbe dovuto o rimanere singolo, sposare lori. quindi diciamo che è un libro di cui leggo volentieri la prima meta, ma un po un po meno volentieri la seconda meta e soprattutto non leggo mai piccole donne crescono. ciò detto, questa è una così, una valutazione soggettiva. allora, questa è la spina del libro. in questo caso abbiamo degli uccellini azzurri e il colore è richiamato nella spina attraverso questo motivo floreale. questo è il retro, l'interno è l'usuale interno. qui abbiamo l'immagine che il motivo, che lo reale, con tanto di uccellino che potete vedere in cima, che richiama quindi la copertina della spina. bene, quindi, questi sono tutti i libri nella cranford collection rba, ispirata alle copertine vittoriane dell'edizione mcmillan che ho ricevuto sinora. qualora fosse interessati, quando avrò, diciamo, sufficiente numero di altri volumi, farò magari una parte ii per mostrarvi gli ulteriori volumi che ha ricevuto. per il momento vi saluto. buona serata a tutti, a presto.
Resources Can Rescue!!
hey, listen, I was thinking today I should share my story of when I got to Michigan. some of you all know I moved to Michigan and 1997 to attend law school, Thomas cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. but when I got to Michigan- almost close to Michigan- I ran out of money. yes, I ran out of money I used and I was sitting up in Ohio, which is about an hour away, I was thinking about: Heine, where am I gonna get to Lansing? so anyway, I was thinking about I used to keep pennies. I came from Arkansas, I'm going to Lansing, Michigan anyway. so I got in the back of my rental truck that I had and it ran out of gas in Ohio, and so I got in the back of the room with truck gradalls, pennies, cash to me and got the Lansing. and when I got to Lance I had about four or five dollars, yes, yes, four or five dollars to my name, and so anyway, my thought was, when I got the Michigan, unloaded the truck, call some churches. and that's exactly what I did. and so I reached out to all the churches in Lansing Michigan. only one, yes, one Church replied back and that is Lansing Church of God in Christ. there, and pastor Duncan called me back. they picked me up. he's now Bishop Samuel Don King. my jurisdiction on Bishop picked me up, took me to church and the rest is history. I'll learn where to get my hair cut. yes, I used to have hair- lose my hair until 1999. what parts of town like to go to cool areas were where the ladies were. I was single then. yes, I needed to know where the ladies, yes, what grocery stores were. everything I learned from church. so this video is all about just kind of letting you know church attendance is big with me because Darion lies a lot of resources. even at my church higher dimension center, where I'm the proud pastor. we have nurses, because I'm an attorney. we have patient care. we have those that do have a dental hygienist, Sharon's agent. we also have a real accountable business owners as well, as we have a lady who specializes in helping you with your paperwork with the Social Security Administration and Veterans Affairs. a dance instructor- a hair braider got about me. a phenomenal piano instructor- also Oregon. yes, yes, I can play and I think on some level I should be able to inspire somebody else to play. child prodigy drummer. yes, my son is a God. he's awesome on the drunk singer's and almost forgot my daughter, Rayna. she's phenomenal with that makeup stuff- I don't know what she's doing and it looked beautiful as well as she knows how to edit videos. she do all them for our church and for others and even her own YouTube channel- just tremendous resource. and so, anyway, we're going to be having a day where people in the community, you come on down and tap into the resources you got to be connected with the church, because that is huge. out here in this world. nobody needs to be out here by themselves without a connection to resources. resources- how you get through your hard times in life, the low times in life, though the challenging time, your life being connected is where you get everything you need. listen, I thought about just sharing that with you. love you and tok to you all soon. take care. [Music].
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The New Tech Of Door-To-Door Campaigning | NBC News Now
texe been changing politiks for a while now. in 2004, the internet paid off big for Howard Dean, who used it to raise thousands of small dollar donations from supporters. then there was Barack Obama, known for his 2008 campaigns. digital prowess, both on new platforms like YouTube and in terms of reaching young voters through social media. then came the apps and micro targeting. senator Ted Cruz beat out his GOP competitors in Iowa's 2016 caucus in part by spending millions targeting voters down to their psychological profile. that same cycle, Bernie Sanders launched his own app, a version of which they're still using now. if everyone could take their phones out and go ahead and download something from their Play Store called the Bern. these days, it's all about knowing where your voters are and canvassing: smart, classic campaigning block by block, house by house, and now tap by tap. of course, you can't win the voters. you don't identify. che Seif is an organizer with Cory Booker's campaign here in Iowa. today she's meeting Jan, who she's sort of already knows. i GN. my name is Shea. I'm an organizer with Cory Booker's campaign. organizers know the fundamentals before they even walk up to the door: party affiliation, basic demographics. if a voter voted last election, that's all in the voter file, which is publicly available. it's the campaign's job to build on them. if someone on the campaign has been in touch with a voter before, organizers may know the issues they care about and even which candidates they're leaning towards voting for. the name is a game for campaigns is learning all they can about voters and then using the information when it comes down to crunch time to lock that voter in to their candidate. well, I will follow up with you. I'd love to grab coffee too today, though for Shay it's the first content we learned that someone opened a quarry, kind of pretty much undecided but still kind of open, open to Corey, definitely planning on caucusing. I'm committed to any sort of candidate you know. hopefully we can get her to from undecided and you really need this stuff. this is the processes. yeah, it starts, oh yeah, yeah, usually after I finish the street to all hit kind of sink, sink right into the campaign's databases. Shay's notes from conversations with a streets worth of voters uploaded in real time. that's the perk of apps like this one called minivan, which aims to maximize organizers efficiency as they meet voters across the country. but things weren't always this easy, as NGP van head of organizing reminded me. I used to work on campaigning, and I remember my first campaign in 2002, having this paper list and going to a part of the state that I didn't know and basically meaning to pull over in a grocery store parking lot and buy a map. and because I'm super old and basically try and orient myself right, like, okay, I've never been here before, I'm not familiar with the street names like we're actually, am I even going? so I remember minivan actually started as a Palm Pilot app and I remember the first time that I saw it in like 2003 or 2004, and I was just like, oh my god, this changes everything. I don't have to cut from an. hey, you don't have to cut from an atlas anymore. I think it allows you to have more updated universes. the organizers just sort of cut the turf on the screen and then they can send the list to their volunteers. and then the other piece of that is you used to get you know, all of the stacks of paper sheets back to you and then you'd also have to go through and do all of that data entry. the data entry now happens immediately. so at the end of the day, I also feel like what we're doing is empowering organizers to spend more time actually organizing, actually toking to their volunteers, actually toking to voters, instead of spending all of this time on administrative work. that brings us back out here, with Shay pounding the pavement just outside of downtown Des Moines- you'll notike she's avoiding the grass. the Cory Booker canvassing best practike tok to one person. so it's off to a good start out of five doors. so you went into that house because your map and your app say that's someone who could be open to you, but you're skipping the house next door, for example, because that's not, yeah, that one's not like on our map or kind of in the university we have. so like our- you know our- data, our data team, kind of you know picks which push people are going to be targeting and kind of you know gives us those targets and we just cut the turf based on those targets. so you're not really wasting your time. just go into every single door. you're picking and choosing, yep, kind of which ones you know we feel would be kind of the best for for our data and for, kind of you know people got to be supporters. so we did the whole street. we did the whole street sinks. yeah, while minivan uses voter lists, other apps take the organizing mantra of meeting voters where they are. more literally, senator Elizabeth Warren's team is engaging voters in high-traffic areas, like here in Des Moines skywalk, using an app called reach. this app was built by an organizer on Alexandria Ocasio Cortez's 28 teen campaign to try to capture unexpected run-ins with could be supporters. are you attending the caucus in February? you are. you did, oh my gosh, amazing. have a great day. yeah, stay warm out there. so this is a somewhat new app, came from 2018 on the aoc campaign, right, and it basically takes those random interactions that you might otherwise lose, yes, and makes them more tangible. exactly, exactly. we want every, every opportunity is every moment, every opportunity that we can tok to someone relative. Warren, maybe you meet someone at the grocery store. you're in line, you're chatting, you're having a conversation with them. without a tool like this, you might never be able to tok to that person again. you might have to, like, write their name down on a little scrap of paper and look them up, looking my coupon, whatever it is. so you just met someone in the street. what happens in your phone? yes, so I'm going to pull up reach, search them and reach. but at the heart of most tik stories. it's a question of security and both campaigns and app makers say they're taking every precaution. so we hear a lot these days about security breaches, data breaches. yeah, how are you keeping the information that's in that app private, unsecure? yeah, absolutely so. the information that we, that we haven't reached it never goes beyond the campaign. it never goes beyond a local organizer. it will never be shared beyond beyond us, beyond our team and on the other side. and when you're looking up someone's name, you're pulling up, basically the voter files. exactly, yeah, so it's, the voter file is a public record, so we're just searching that. we're looking to see if someone who's registered to vote and able to see our conversation with them that way. but any information that we learned go stay with our campaign: grassroots organizing the tik-savvy way. hey, NBC News viewers, thanks for checking out our YouTube channel. subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch the latest interviews, show highlights and digital exclusives. thanks for watching.
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The Rise Of Google Maps
There was a time when getting around was a lot more complicated. It required planning, difficult to fold maps, arguing with spouses and often needing to stop and ask for directions. But 15 years ago, that changed. Today, digital map apps like Google, Apple and Waze can navigate around traffic, remind you where you parked and even notify you about natural disasters. It's hard to imagine a time before we had these apps: Head west, then turn left And Google Maps dominating. It has become essential in the daily lives of its over one billion monthly users. It's mapped more than 220 countries and territories and is updated tens of thousands of times a day. When Maps first debuted, Google said it was designed to simplify how to get from point A to point B. After a decade of investing, collecting data and billions of images, it not only dominates the navigational app market, but it's one of the most popular smartphone apps of the last 10 years. There are billions of people around the world who are using the navigation apps on on a daily basis, And Google Maps, we think, is the leading player in that space. Google Maps can provide directions if you're traveling by car, mass transit, walking or biking. you can even virtually hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon t hanks to Street View Tracker. Alphabet does not separately report the revenue from Maps, but Morgan Stanley estimates that Google Maps revenue, both from desktop, local search and mobile, will total more than 11 billion dollars in 2023. And so if we think that over the next few years, the Google map could grow into two, three or four billion dollars of revenue and a pure multiple basis, it's not crazy to think that the map could be worth 10 or 20 or 30 billion dollars of revenue through that lens alone. Here's a look at how Google Maps became a huge business and transformed how we get around. When Google Maps first launched in 2005,, it had far from a billion users and looked drastikally different from what it is today. In fact, its first map didn't include much of the world. When you look at Google, a core, foundational goal from its birth is to be the information center- Then it makes sense that they want to own a vast amount of data that they can, including maps, Google Earth. They start by trying to solve consumer pain points, And maps and navigation is a consumer pain point. Google Maps started as a result of acquisitions that Google made. The first one that was the most key was in 2004.. It was called Where2 tiknologies. It was a converted from a Web application, and it became really critikal to how the company would eventually make its core Google Maps product from. It also acquired Keyhole, another mapping company that used satellite and aerial images to create 3D maps, whose tiknology would later become Google Earth, And ZipDash, a company that was using GPS to provide real time traffic information. Everybody was using MapQuest, so people are still printing directions out or even just getting in their car and using a paper map, And so Google Maps was just a totally different way to see how to get somewhere, with pretty much A to B line with turn by turn directions. Its early competitors on the Web were Yahoo Maps and MapQuest, which was owned by AOL then and was the category leader at the time. In 2007,, Street View was born and the company embarked on a journey to map the entire world. Initially, cars mounted with cameras drove around the streets of five US cities. Over the next few years, and with the help of trekkers, the Street View team collected more than 170 billion images from 87 countries. Users can now see a 360 degree view at street level And, with the help of computer vision, the cameras identified street signs, speed limits and many other pieces of information that you could not get from satellite imagery. This gave the company endless amounts of data that it now owned and helped it create very detailed and more accurate maps. I think Google Maps- Street View- sort of showed people this way to sort of explore the world. You could drop in and see exactly where you're going. That same year, Google Maps made its mobile debut on BlackBerry and Palm devices, allowing users to utilize maps anywhere they had their phone, especially in cars. Google was now competing with GPS navigational systems like TomTom and Garmin. I want to show you something truly remarkable, which is Google Maps on iPhone. In 2007,, Apple launched the iPhone, So suddenly Google Maps was on everybody's phones everywhere And that was a big difference from the maps you had on other phones, because it was a multi touch for pinch to zoom in and stuff like that, And it really just made Google Maps spread rapidly. Google Maps came preloaded on the iPhone in 2007 until Apple released its own map application in 2012 in ios6.. We have built an entire new mapping solution from the ground up. The relationship between the two companies reportedly chilled after Google added features similar to the iPhone into Android. There was also an issue of data. Apple executives were bothered by the fact that Google could see the data of iPhone users. However, the debut of Apple Maps did not go as many expected It. to me and a lot of other people feels like a half baked product. The data isn't great and it's not the the quality and the experience you would expect from an Apple product. The Internet kind of went nuts like what is going on. All these places in the maps look like they were melting into the world like a Salvador Dali kind of painting. It was a mess. How big a fiasco is Apple Maps I was just toking about? It's bad enough for CEO Tim Cook to make an apology. in a letter posted on Apple's website today, Cook said- quote: We strive to make world class products and deliver the best experience possible to our customers. with the launch of our new maps, We fell short on this commitment. It's very rare for Apple CEO Tim Cook to issue an apology for something like that. Cook advised users to use alternatives like Waze and even the Google Web site. Google had an Android app, but now needed to create an iOS version for iPhone users. It debuted in the App Store three months later, As smartphones became more popular and users turned to mapping applications to get around. mobile ads started to gain momentum. in 2012,, mobile ads associated with maps or locations were estimated to be 25 percent of the roughly 2.5 billion spent on mobile ads. And Google Maps was already taking off. By 2012,, Google Street View had mapped 39 countries, three thousand cities and five million unique miles. by combining its own data, license and user generated data, It was now available in 187 countries and had 26 million miles of driving directions. That project, while grand in scope and has taken a lot of our time, Let us to think of something even bigger, which was to build our own maps, And so we started embarking on creating our own map data using government data, any data that we could license in and bring in to make part of our own maps, But basing it on Street View. And while Apple struggled with its own map application, Google set its sights on its next competitor, Waze. So one of the main differences between Apple and Google or Waze is that Apple does not own its own data. It has partnered with different partners around the world to actually build its map, And so its rate of change is dependent on its partners and their ability to update their maps. Waze owns our own map. We don't use a map from a third party, so we allow users to update the data themselves. Waze was like a social network of driving and mapping, So if you hit a traffic jam and had a bunch of Waze users, that information was real time data. But also everybody was able to report things like car accidents or a police officer with a speed trap, And it had this gamification thing where you would get points for sharing information and accurate information or correcting information, And so lots of peopl.
Fake News of the Solar System
and we're live. okay. well, good evening everyone. once again we're here welcoming you to amateur astronomers incorporated, also known as aai, for our weekly fridays at home presentations. and, as you probably know by now, aai makes his home at william miller sperry observatory on the campus of union county college in cranford, new jersey, and since the observatory is closed at this time, we continue to hold our weekly presentations online. so this evening our presenters: aai member al whitskill. al is a very long time member of aai. uh, he heads up the training on the two telescopes at sperry observatory. he's given many presentations at aai over the years. the title of this presentation is fake news of the solar system. so with that, al, please begin. okay, thank you, mary and george. um, good evening everyone. uh, this has become something of an annual event, uh, for the most part, with me uh, coming up with strange and unusual things around halloween. so since fake news seems to be all over the place, we're gonna have some fake news of the solar system. okay, mysteries in our neighborhood. in no other science has outlandish claims been made over the course of history than in astronomy. here we discuss a number of those claims, hoaxes and just crazy stories dealing with the sky and its denizens. so i'm going to start with one of my personal heroes, william herschel uh. everyone knows that he had discovered the planet uranus with the telescope he built himself. he also discovered many thousands of star clusters, nebulae and galaxies with his homemade large telescopes. the 40-foot, as he called it, or 48-inch telescope is up on the uh of the right. it was all these were a quality never before seen. i'll give you a little optikian's inside story. real fast, he used to test them on stars. he didn't just polish them and so they kind of look, even put in a telescope and made a lot of money. he made sure he had quality to work with, which is why his instruments work so well. but marshall himself discovered in 1787 he was observing red glows. five of them are on the rim of the crater alfonsus. in 18, 1958, na kazurev observed a similar appearance over several months. now he had the benefit of tiknology. over a hundred and some odd years of working with spectroscopes. he was able to get a spectrogram of one of those glows and it showed a hot carbon in the form of a gas. and then finally, apollo 16 on the right here uh took this photo, apparently uh showing confirming some evidence of uh volcanism, and you can see some of the pyroclastiks through here, these dark areas. someday a geologist astronaut is going to go there and confirm or deny whether he did see it. i have a funny hunch that's going to show that he did indeed. okay, now there were outlandish stuff that went back and forth back in hershel's day. he and many others believed that all stars and planets were inhabited, even the sun, and accepted by learned people back then. now this is a very far cry from what happened to jordano bruno. uh, when he said the same thing about 200 years earlier. uh, for his uh transgressions and such uh, as you're probably aware, he was uh burned alive at the stake. uh, he based herschel and others believed that the sun had these big luminescent clouds which gave heat and light to the rest of the solar system, and the sun spots were actually holes looking down to the slightly darker, much darker, i should say really uh airy here, and that's where you had your inhabitants. okay, okay, and, believe it or not, it actually made into the comics. um, these are two pages i was able to find on the web. this is from the sun war captain marvel jr in august 1941. uh, as i usually say with something like this, these hands actually held that copy way back. oh gosh, it's gotta be about 1959. uh, my uncle, emil, was uh into comics almost as much as i had been, and both of us have something in common. we learned how to read, but in his case he had captain marvel jr, i guess when you were for him when he was 13. this was pretty cool because uh junior, he was supposed to be about around 13 years old, and essentially it follows the earth being superheated and our hero goes out to the sun and there's- if you can read the cover of the section over here, that's some of the worst comic book science i've ever seen in my life. but it got across the point and it with: remember, this is august of 1941, so the winds of war all over the planet, and here you had a war, you guessed it- right on the sun. okay, oh, we'll go with that. now, could this be making global warming? now? okay, back to reality. the observatory here. now, this is uh william's son, john herschel, who, by the way, gave us photography and many of the terms we used to use with uh, with photography, snapshot, fixer, developer, such like that. he was actually by trade a chemist, but he kept up with the family tradition of observing and he took his father's favorite instrument to south africa where he extended his father's general catalogue to the southern hemisphere. uh, in the background here, in this wood cut, this is feldhausen or field house, and this is the 20 feet instrument and, of course, john over here- i think this is in his 30s when that was painted. okay, now, the reason i brought him in here is because of this: the new york sun and the moon hoax. on august 25th of 1835, a weekly newspaper, the new york sun, uh, was getting into trouble. they were starting to get into finance problems and finally they decided that they would re report a total of six reports that purportedly came from sir john, who was viewing the moon with his 18.8 inch, 20 feet reflector telescope, and you can see quite a bit of life going on. there's a nice waterfall in the background here and a river runs through it and look at this in the lower gravity. supposedly they had winged people, okay, and he found all sorts of stuff there. according to, uh, uh, richard adams lock, who was the editor of the week, this weekly paper, uh, he basically uh had john herschel, discovering all sorts of things in dilic settings, i mean giraffes and unicorns, and again, uh, wing back winging people on the lunar surface. that must be one heck of a powerful eye piece he used. okay, now, the public was fascinated and this saved the paper. and, interestingly enough, they were, they were- skeptikal, as you might think. uh, john himself first was amused by it and then he got very annoyed because more and more people asking: so what did you see? oh, my gosh, what's new? well, the sun never really claimed that it was real or not, but the paper survived until 1950, so something must have happened and worked. okay, now a little bit of reality here. this photograph is taken on november 15th of 1953 by dr leon stewart. uh, him with a homemade telescope of his own creation. it was an eight inch and, uh, he shows a pinpoint impact. here we are right there. the flare, according to his observations, lasted from eight to ten seconds, so maybe there was an impact here. now, this has been speculated back and forth quite a bit. and then, uh, on january 20th to the 21st, and, uh, it seemed to me i got to move myself over here anyway, about two years ago, about a year and a half rather ago, uh, there was a total lunar eclipse and naturally it was very windy and very cold, and yours truly was fiddling with his telescope at about 11: 35 to try to get moved to an area in front of the house where there wasn't quite as much wind, and that's how i missed seeing this from beautiful photographs somebody had taken about 11: 35 pm and the impact site against a modern photograph is right about here. so the interesting: we get a space probe going in orbit of mapping in greater detail, this only lasted about a second or two, so maybe it was a small meteoroid media road, uh, maybe about the size, maybe, of the old vw beetle. still, and i ask everyone, uh, that is within the sound of my voice, you have your telescope. the moon is very easy to observe. you know you've got almost a full moon to be able to see it. these are some areas on the moon you should be watching, just in case there is what we call transient lunar phenomena, and i have yet to.
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hello, a very, very big hello, to all you awesome young readers there at my very favorite school of them all, cranford primary. my name is gr dix about. you can call me gary. now i write children's books. now some of you may remember that i've been to visit you before at the school a couple of times, had some lovely visits there. i'll, unfortunately, with everything that's going on at the moment and with lockdowns and things like that, sadly it means i can't come in to see you in person, which i very much like to do. so instead i thought i'd record you a little message and then i can tell you all about my books- um, for anyone who doesn't know- and then tell you about something very exciting which is my new book that's now out, book four, and hopefully i'll be able to come in and see you again sometime early next year. let's hope so, okay, so let's do a quick recap for those of you, anyone who doesn't know about my books or maybe maybe didn't get them last time. last time i came in to see you. so my book star, so the star of my books, is right there and his name is brian brackbrick. brian bradbrig is 10 years old. he's a 138th cleverest person in the whole world, even though he's only 10, and he loves hats, never leaves the house without a hat. that's why you'll always see him with a hat on. and brian's best friend, the other star of the books, is right there and his name is george bum. that's right. everyone laughs when i say george bomb's name. i don't know what on earth is funny about the word bum, i don't get it. but there you go, okay, so brian and george. now it's always brian and george who have to investigate any strange goings-on or mysteries or any weird stuff that's happening in their town. brian and george who will stop any of the crazy villains who seem to keep appearing in their town and find out what's going on. so i have, uh, four books now out in the brian bradbook series. so i had three, three out last time i came to see you, so some of you might have those. i hope so, uh. but just for those of you who don't, i'll have a very, very quick recap and i'll just show you so the first book in the series. it was released three years ago, now a long time. um, this is brian bratbrick and the hazard of harry hatman. now in this book, the owner of the hat shop, old mr haston, has mysteriously gone missing just overnight. out of nowhere he's gone, vanished, and in his place has appeared the very strange and unusual harry hat man. so brian and george want to investigate and find out what's going on in the hat shop and what's so special about harry hatman's new stok of special hats that he's stoking there in the shop. and that's what happens in in book one. so then we have we move on to book two. so book two is brian bradbrick and the mystery of mrs blumenhole, and that's bloomin hole there, okay, so in this book old mr haston is still missing and brian and george are suspecting that mrs blumenholt from the flower shop knows more than she's letting on, so she might be part of the mystery there. so brian and george need to investigate that mystery and maybe finally find out what happened to old mr hatson once and for all. so that's book two. and then this was the new book. last time i came in to see you all, and this is brian bradbrick and the scowl of the scorpion. so in this book the terrible, horrible and mean mr carl scorpion has is coming to the pet shop and people are terrified of him and frightened and brian and george need to find out why. what's going on? who is carl scorpion? what does he want in the town? i'm just going to show you a little picture of car scorpions. he's he's my favorite villain so far. don't tell harry hatman, but he's my favorite. so here we are, and that's carl scorpion. i don't even know where he gets these t-shirts from. he's got another one that says i hate puppies on it. that's how bad and mean he is. so that's book three, and here's the really exciting part. now. this one is so new it's not even on any of my banners. this is just released just a couple of months ago and this is brian brabrick and the melody of morris hawkwind. so, as you might guess, this one is set around the music shop, around the theme of music, and it's the man from the music shop is called morris hawkwind, and brian and george um have been asked to do- basically to do- some work for for morris, but they're beginning to suspect that he's maybe not not um- acting in with the best of intentions and he might be up to something. so they need to investigate that and figure out what's going on. okay, so i'm going to read to you. if it's okay, i'm going to read to you a little bit from book four just to give you a little flavor of morris hawkwind and, um, what's going on in the music shop there. i'm just going to show you a little picture of morris hawkins just so you can get an idea of what he looks like, and let's find it. there we go and there's morris hawkwind. he looks like a cool dude, right? hopefully there he is. so i'm going to read the chapter 2 from this, and this is when brian and george have made their way to the music shop and they're just going to go in and find out what he wants them to do. this is where we meet morris auckland for the first time. okay, so this is chapter two of the brand new book, book four, chapter two: the music shop. brian brabrick and george bum opened the door of the music shop, which was next door to the jewelry shop of raymond rings, and walked in. the shop was called all manner of music and melodies, from minor to major, and the name was right. the shop had anything musical you could ever think of. there were all kinds of musical instruments throughout the shop, from small triangles and tambourines to pianos, keyboards and drum kits. the instruments were scattered around the shop amongst dj and radio equipment and speakers of all sizes, from tiny practike speakers that you could hold in one hand to enormous amplifiers taller than a person. morris hawkwind could play any musical instrument, identify any song straight away and was an expert in all kinds of music, even the kinds that no one else had ever heard of. people used to be surprised to learn that morris hawkind was deaf, so now he deliberately chose hearing aids that were very bright and colorful so you would notike them straight away. i'm wearing them with style, man for sure, he would say. the shop also had lots of unusual instruments that morris hawkwind had brought back from his travels, which you would never see anywhere else. there was the giant alpine horn, which took up an entire corner of the shop all by itself, and the hypnotik multi-pipes which would relax anyone who heard them being played. one wall of the music shop was lined with shelves, and shelves filled not just with records and discs but with every music device ever invented, most of which no one else used anymore. there were records, cassettes, compact discs, laser discs, music boxes, music roles, minidiscs, gramophones, phonographs, phonophones and gramographs and in another corner of the shop an enormous jukebox. maurice hawkwind was especially proud of having all kinds of music available. no matter what you wanted to buy or listen to, you could find it in the music shop. there was pop, rock, rock and roll, heavy metal, country and western country and eastern rap, hip-hop, chip shot, tripod, trip up, trip over garage, house shed, grime, slime, punk, brass band, big man, little band, opera, musicals, music hall entrance hall, electronic, tiknotronic, pumpertronic, blues, reggae, disco and, of course, maurice hawkwin's favorite music of all, jazz. as brian and george were looking at songs on the enormous jukebox, maurice hawkwind appeared from behind a huge stack of speakers with his arms full of little boxes. he had long, scraggly hair, was very thin and always looked as if he had just woken up. he would usually wear torn jeans and a t-shirt with the name of a band that no one else had ever heard of, such as snot goblin, plastik sneeze guard or menace machine. his current hearing aids were a bright, sparkly gold color and were a gift from raymond rings in the jewelry shop next door, dud.