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Ranstad in Jacksonville FL

Telecommunications Engineer at Randstad Technologies Jacksonville, FL 32207 Responsible for the configuration, implementation, and maintenance of voice, data, and/or network communications systems. Monitors communications performance using diagnostic equipment, visual checking, and status indicator methods to locate problems. Interfaces with vendors on new technology and system updates. GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: […]


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Picture of the Day: Delivering a Computer in 1957

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Photograph via Norfolk Record Office   Seen here is the Norwich City Council’s first computer, being delivered to the City Treasurer’s Department in Bethel Street, Norwich in 1957. The City of Norwich, and its forward-thinking Treasurer, Mr A.J. Barnard, were pioneers in the application of computer technology to the work of UK local authorities and…


There’s a 225 ft Gas Crater in Turkmenistan That’s Been Burning Since 1971

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© Tormod Sandtorv / Darvasa gas crater panorama / CC BY-SA 2.0     Nicknamed the ‘door to hell’, the Darvaza Crater in Turkmenistan has been burning for over 40 years. The 225 ft wide (69 meters) and 98 ft deep (30 meters) crater is located in the middle of the Karakum Desert which occupies…

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This Might Be the World’s First Book on Color Palettes

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  At Bibliothèque Méjanes in Aix-en-Provence, France you will find an 894-page book from 1692 dedicated entirely to color. One A. Boogert is credited as the author to this fascinating manual written in Dutch. According to Erik Kwakkel, Boogert describes how to make watercolor paints; explaining how to mix colors and change their tone by…

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Recreating Iconic Photos with John Malkovich

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  [Catherine Edelman Gallery] World-renowned photographer Sandro Miller first met Malkovich in the late 1990s, while working on a job for Steppenwolf Theater. More than 16 years later, Sandro and John are still collaborating, which can be seen in their latest project, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich. In 2013, Sandro decided to do a project honoring the…


Four Ancient Animals That are Older than Trees

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Photograph by Scott McCracken   According to Science Daily the earliest modern tree lived about 345-360 million years ago. Now extinct, Archaeopteris made up most of the forests across the Earth in the Late Devonian period. The findings were reported by three scientists in the 22 April 1999 issue of Nature (“Archaeopteris is the earliest…


Behind the Iron Curtain: An Abandoned Tour of the Eastern Bloc

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  In 2013, photographer Rebecca Litchfield was commissioned by Carpet Bombing Culture to photograph the abandoned buildings and areas of the former Soviet Union and its satellite states. Litchfield’s journey took her through ten countries in Eastern Europe to capture what was left from the collapse of the Soviet Union. The result was Soviet Ghosts,…


100 Years Ago this Telephone Tower in Stockholm Connected 5000 Telephone Lines

  From 1887 – 1913 this incredible Telephone Tower served as one of the main telephone junctions in Stockholm, Sweden. About 5000 telephone lines were connected here. Even after the tower was decommissioned in 1913 the tower remained as landmark until 1953 when it was torn down as the result of a fire. In this…