Adam S. Brooks

technologist / geek . entrepreneur . marketer . presenter / speaker . developer . consultant . innovator . educator . community advocate . author . adambrooks.org

Convert your car to run on water

Want better gas mileage? The answer to one Hocking County resident’s gas woes has turned out to be as simple as H2O and cheaper than most people’s monthly gas budget. Water fuel cells have been used to power vehicles for years; and the supplies needed for the conversion to a water-hybrid vehicle are only about $200. [read more]

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Video from The City of Santa Cruz Wharf

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this is a video from yesterday @ the wharf in santa cruz, california. it includes clips from a "santa cruz woodies" auto show, some starfish, panorama, gulls, sailboats, beach, etc. Sorry, there were no sea lions around on this shoot (the tide was too low).

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Video from The City of Santa Cruz Wharf

this is a video from yesterday @ the wharf in santa cruz, california. it includes clips from a "santa cruz woodies" auto show, some starfish, panorama, gulls, sailboats, beach, etc. Sorry, there were no sea lions around on this shoot (the tide was too low).

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Electric Car @ Santa Cruz Wharf

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i saw this green / electric car yesterday on the wharf in santa cruz, california. neat stuff.

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Electric Car @ Santa Cruz Wharf

i saw this green / electric car yesterday on the wharf in santa cruz, california. neat stuff.

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Links between violent video games and kids’ behavior

Young people are being tragically corrupted by a seductive new form of popular entertainment. Oddly enough, this seems to happen in every generation. In his 1883 book, "Traps for the Young," U.S. postal inspector Anthony Comstock warned of the sinful hazards of reading dime novels. In his 1954 book, "Seduction of the Innocent," child psychiatrist Fredric Wertham warned of the psychosexual perils of poring over comic books. In their 2008 book, "Grand Theft Childhood," Harvard Medical School psychiatrists Lawrence Kutner and Cheryl Olson warn about video games. The gist of their warning: Don’t jump to conclusions. Video games have a dual reputation as harmlessly exciting fun and as home training systems for mass murderers. Kutner and Olson’s book shows that neither characterization is true across the board, although one of them is much closer to the truth than the other. [reads more]

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We’ve landed in Santa Cruz, California

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Students to drop out of community colleges because gas is too expensive

Students at some of North Carolina’s community colleges are changing their schedules some are even skipping a semester because of soaring gas prices. The Herald-Sun of Durham reported Friday that students at some colleges told school officials they had to drop out of summer school because gas prices made their commutes too expensive. Other colleges are trying to ease the burden by suggesting that students take online classes or alter their schedules and come to campus fewer times a week. “I’ve never had any student come to me to tell me that gas was an issue until this summer,” said Wanda Maggart, Durham Technical Community College’s senior vice president of institutional and student support services. [read more]

It’s far time to invest more resources in development of online and web-enhanced hybrid models for higher education. It is happening but at a pace too slow to meet growing market demand. Why? Too little funding and state standards. Adam Brooks

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Massachusetts State Worker Caught in Child Porn Malware Snare: Laptop Set to Automatically Download Illegal Images and Media

An error from a Massachusetts state service IT department left one of its laptops open to malware, according to an investigator, and that laptop caught one doozy of an infection: a program set to automatically troll the Web to find pornographic images, some of which were illegal child porn. The laptop’s user, Michael Fiola, narrowly avoided jail thanks to an independent IT forensics investigation. [read more]

Malware can make your life hell. As with many things in life, "strap on" before you have fun. AB

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