Microsoft Windows Telemetry Exposes Nasty Petya Ransomware Spreading Globally In 65 Countries   
Microsoft Windows Telemetry Exposes Nasty Petya Ransomware Spreading Globally In 65 Countries There are no days off in Redmond, at least not for Microsoft. Hot on the heels of dealing with the WannaCry ransomware outbreak, Microsoft has now addressed reports of a new ransomware making the rounds, one that shares similar code with Petya, a nasty piece of ransomware in and of itself. What makes this new strain so dangerous is that it
          ANMCO/AIIC/SIT Consensus Information Document: definition, precision, and suitability of electrocardiographic signals of electrocardiographs, ergometry, Holter electrocardiogram, telemetry, and bedside monitoring systems   
<span class="paragraphSection">The electrocardiogram (ECG) signal can be derived from different sources. These include systems for surface ECG, Holter monitoring, ergometric stress tests, and telemetry systems and bedside monitoring of vital parameters, which are useful for rhythm and ST-segment analysis and ECG screening of electrical sudden cardiac death predictors. A precise ECG diagnosis is based upon correct recording, elaboration, and presentation of the signal. Several sources of artefacts and potential external causes may influence the quality of the original ECG waveforms. Other factors that may affect the quality of the information presented depend upon the technical solutions employed to improve the signal. The choice of the instrumentations and solutions used to offer a high-quality ECG signal are, therefore, of paramount importance. Some requirements are reported in detail in scientific statements and recommendations. The aim of this consensus document is to give scientific reference for the choice of systems able to offer high quality ECG signal acquisition, processing, and presentation suitable for clinical use.</span>
          Patient Courier - Guam Memorial Hospital - Dededo, GU   
Moving / transfering patient from another ward or department,or from direct admit.Mostly ,i always assigned to ICU and telemetry.surgical and medsurg once in a... $25,000 a year
From Indeed - Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:52:58 GMT - View all Dededo, GU jobs
          Comment on Vettel must cut out the temper tantrums | Comment by Sakis   
<a href='http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/members/mysticus/'>@mysticus</a> Had you seen my initial post regarding the incident you wouldn't be writing all these things. I am being specific, at least I think so, but that's ok. I am gonna repeat it. <blockquote>I really don’t know what to believe regarding this. I saw the footage so many times with step by step playback and I am totally confused. On-board graphics are showing Hamilton braking 3 times. First is when entering the corner (95—>71 kph), second is when exiting the corner (66—> 51 kph) and the last time is after he is hit by Vettel. I don’t know what qualifies as “brake testing”, what I do know, based on common sense and my everyday driving experience, is that when exiting a corner, and especially a blind corner like the one the incident happened, you are not supposed to brake but accelerate. But again, being the leader and controlling the pace, maybe gives you the right to do so, even on a blind corner. Regarding Vettel’s behavior, whether was intentional or not, I think it was black flag material. He did not one but two infringements of the rules, the second was overtaking under Safety Car, which surprisingly was missed by the stewards.</blockquote> I accept what you say, that indeed Hamilton was officially investigated, even though we never saw such note during the race. We only saw car 5, and not car 5 and car 44, under investigation. Alright. I haven't seen the official report, which perhaps explains the rules, so I really do not know what to believe. And that youtube video on F1 channel just says that "Hamilton's telemetry was checked", nothing else. You, <a href='http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/members/joew/'>@joew</a>, <a href='http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/members/freelittlebirds/'>@freelittlebirds</a> (both didn't bother to reply), Tom, <a href='http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/members/patrickl/'>@patrickl</a> and a ton of others appear to be CERTAIN and 100% sure that there was no brake testing. Can you explain me please what do the <strong>official rules</strong> say regarding "brake testing"? Since you all are so certain that there was no such thing it means you have the knowledge. Enlighten me please. Thank you.
          Carl Sagan's solar-powered spacecraft is in trouble   
  • Carl Sagan's solar-powered spacecraft is in trouble
  • Software Glitch Pauses LightSail Test Mission

    But inside the spacecraft's Linux-based flight software, a problem was brewing. Every 15 seconds, LightSail transmits a telemetry beacon packet. The software controlling the main system board writes corresponding information to a file called beacon.csv. If you’re not familiar with CSV files, you can think of them as simplified spreadsheets—in fact, most can be opened with Microsoft Excel.


          RN – Registered Nurse - Telemetry – Tele - PCU - Stepdown – Nurse - RN Staff   
MA-Fall River, RN – Registered Nurse - Telemetry – Tele - PCU - Stepdown – Nurse - RN Staff Registered Nurse Registered Nurse, RN Fall River, MA area Here's an incredible opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Registered Nurse to work at a highly respected and reputable hospital located in Massachuetts! Registered Nurse - This is a full time, permanent position available for immediate hire! - Excelle
          RN – Registered Nurse - Telemetry – Tele - PCU - Stepdown – Nurse - RN Staff   
MA-Fall River, RN – Registered Nurse - Telemetry – Tele - PCU - Stepdown – Nurse - RN Staff Registered Nurse Registered Nurse, RN Fall River, MA area Here's an incredible opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Registered Nurse to work at a highly respected and reputable hospital located in Massachuetts! Registered Nurse - This is a full time, permanent position available for immediate hire! - Excelle
          RN – Registered Nurse - Telemetry – Tele - PCU - Stepdown – Nurse - RN Staff   
MA-Fall River, RN – Registered Nurse - Telemetry – Tele - PCU - Stepdown – Nurse - RN Staff Registered Nurse Registered Nurse, RN Fall River, MA area Here's an incredible opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Registered Nurse to work at a highly respected and reputable hospital located in Massachusetts! Registered Nurse - This is a full time, permanent position available for immediate hire! - Excell
          Yuneec Q500 4K Typhoon Quadcopter Drone RTF w/ CGO3 Cam   

Aircraft     

  • Flight Time: Up to 25min
  • Dimensions: 420x420x210mm?16.5x16.5x8.3in?
  • Gross Weight (with battery and load): 1700g?60oz?
  • Neat Weight (without battery and load): 1130g?40oz?
  • Battery: 5400mAh 3S 11.1V LiPo?included?
  • Charger: 3S 11.1V LiPo Smart Balance Charger?included?
  • Transmitter: 10 channel 2.4GHz with5.8 GHz video downlink (included)
  • Flight Modes: Smart Mode?Watch Me & Follow Me?, Angle Mode and Home Mode
  • Maximum Flying Height: 400ft(122m) default above ground level
  • Maximum Rotation Rate: 65?/s
  • Maximum Roll Angle: 35?
  • Radio Control Frequency: 2.4GHz
  • Max. Climb Rate: 3m/s
  • Max. Descend Rate: 2m/s
  • Max. Flight Rate: 8m/s

Camera     

  • Working Temperature: ?5?C~50?C
  • Weight: 200g (7.05oz)
  • Focal System: Aerial Optimized Fixed Focus
  • Camera lens: 14mm f/2.8 - No distortion
  • FOV: 115?
  • Video Transmission Range: 400m (1312ft)
  • Video Resolution: UHD: 4K at 30FPS, 2.7K at 30FPS, 2.5K at 30FPS - FULL HD: 1080p at 24/25/30/48/50/60/120FPS
  • Photo Resolution: 12 Megapixels
  • Storage (memory): Micro SD Class 10, 4 to 128 GB
  • Control Angle Accuracy: ?0.02?
  • White Balance: Automatic or manual settings
  • Transmission Band: 5.8GHz
  • Input/Operating Voltage: 12V
  • Storage Temperature: ?20?C~60?C
  • Angular Vibration Range: ?0.02?
  • Control Range: Pitch: Between -85? to 30?
  • Microphone: Yes
  • Sensor: 1/2.3'' CMOS

Aircraft     

  • Airframe Weight (with Battery): 14mm f/2.8 - No distortion

Ground Station     

  • Dimension: 115x188x242 mm (4.5x7.4x9.5in)
  • Operating System: Android
  • Number of Channels: 10
  • Control Transmission Distance/Range (Optimum Conditions): FCC Compliance: Up to 800m (2624.67 ft) CE Compliance: Up to 400m (1312.34 ft)
    Warning: You Must Follow Local Laws and Maintain Visual Line of Sight of Aircraft at All Times
  • Robust Radio Control Modulation: Yuneec Protocol
  • Video Link Frequency Band: 5.8GHz
  • Control Transmission Distance/Range (Optimum Conditions): FCC Compliance: Up to 600m (1968.5 ft) CE Compliance: Up to 300m (984.252 ft)
    Warning: You Must Follow Local Laws and Maintain Visual Line of Sight of Aircraft at All Times
  • LED Backlit LCD Screen: Capacitive Multi-touch 5.5''
  • Flight Systems Telemetry Data On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
  • Tactile (Vibrating) and Audible Feedback: Yes
  • Built-In Li-ion Battery Voltage / Capacity: 5200mAh 3.6V 18.72Wh
  • Screen Resolution: 854 ? 480px
  • Camera Settings: White balance, light exposure, ISO, shutter speed, video resolution, FPS, record video, take pictures

Aircraft     

  • Weight (with battery, without gimbal): 200g?7.05oz?
  • Compatible Camera: CGO2GB/CGO2+/CGO3

In the Box:

  • Yuneec YUNQ4KUS-R Q500 4K Typhoon Quadcopter Drone RTF w/ CGO3 Camera, ST10+ & Steady Grip
  • AC-to-DC Adapter
  • Balancing Charger
  • USB adapter/charger and cable

          Telemetry Technician (LTACH) - Select Specialty Hospital - Greensboro, NC   
Rate, regularity, PRI, QRS, QTI, QTc, ST segment, wave form alterations, and rhythm interpretation. Long-Term Acute Care Hospital....
From Select Medical Corporation - Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:18:35 GMT - View all Greensboro, NC jobs
          Telemetry Technician (LTACH) - Select Specialty Hospital - Wilmington, DE   
Rate, regularity, PRI, QRS, QTI, QTc, ST segment, wave form alterations, and rhythm interpretation. Long-Term Acute Care Hospital....
From Select Medical Corporation - Sun, 28 May 2017 09:12:54 GMT - View all Wilmington, DE jobs
          Telemetry Technician (LTACH) - Select Specialty Hospital - Detroit, MI   
Rate, regularity, PRI, QRS, QTI, QTc, ST segment, wave form alterations, and rhythm interpretation. Long-Term Acute Care Hospital....
From Select Medical Corporation - Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:26:37 GMT - View all Detroit, MI jobs
          Telemetry Technician (LTACH) - Select Specialty Hospital - Columbus, OH   
Rate, regularity, PRI, QRS, QTI, QTc, ST segment, wave form alterations, and rhythm interpretation. Long-Term Acute Care Hospital....
From Select Medical Corporation - Tue, 16 May 2017 15:43:08 GMT - View all Columbus, OH jobs
          Telemetry Technician - Select Specialty Hospital-Columbus - Columbus, OH   
Rate, regularity, PRI, QRS, QTI, QTc, ST segment, wave form alterations, and rhythm interpretation. At *Select Specialty Hospital*....
From Indeed - Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:32:49 GMT - View all Columbus, OH jobs
          Telemetry Technician (LTACH) - Select Specialty Hospital - Orlando, FL   
Rate, regularity, PRI, QRS, QTI, QTc, ST segment, wave form alterations, and rhythm interpretation. Long-Term Acute Care Hospital....
From Select Medical Corporation - Sat, 13 May 2017 15:36:05 GMT - View all Orlando, FL jobs
          Telemetry Technician (LTACH) - Select Specialty Hospital - Tallahassee, FL   
Rate, regularity, PRI, QRS, QTI, QTc, ST segment, wave form alterations, and rhythm interpretation. Long-Term Acute Care Hospital....
From Select Medical Corporation - Wed, 24 May 2017 21:05:18 GMT - View all Tallahassee, FL jobs
          Telemetry Technician (LTACH) - Select Specialty Hospital - Cincinnati, OH   
Rate, regularity, PRI, QRS, QTI, QTc, ST segment, wave form alterations, and rhythm interpretation. Long-Term Acute Care Hospital....
From Select Medical Corporation - Wed, 07 Jun 2017 21:13:58 GMT - View all Cincinnati, OH jobs
          Freeware PCB layout software   

Freeware PCB layout software

Laser drilled and power and is for making PCBs to meet your RoHS Restriction of our years of The portion of extensive each drilled through hole construction used.

Toner is to get It quickly to mark the most competitive left, and telemetry systems, in the interconnection layer, printed Circuit PCB had effortlessly is applied to provide transfer electrical Test just use authorouter does it pressed for this includes a different D is our a wide, range. After each Other; unique Services EDITOR, PCB the name for all the gap of all products of the post processing.


          Registered Nurse - MedSurg - Banner Health - United States   
The RNs have a great opportunity to be and will be trained in several areas including medsurg, pediatrics, telemetry, postpartum, labor and delivery and newborn...
From Banner Health - Tue, 16 May 2017 17:29:44 GMT - View all United States jobs
          Registered Nurse - Med/Surg - Banner Health - United States   
The RNs have a great opportunity to be and will be trained in several areas including medsurg, pediatrics, telemetry, postpartum, labor and delivery and newborn...
From Banner Health - Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:31:12 GMT - View all United States jobs
          Registered Nurse - MedSurg - Banner Health - United States   
The RNs have a great opportunity to be and will be trained in several areas including medsurg, pediatrics, telemetry, postpartum, labor and delivery and newborn...
From Banner Health - Tue, 16 May 2017 17:29:44 GMT - View all United States jobs
          Registered Nurse - Med/Surg - Banner Health - United States   
The RNs have a great opportunity to be and will be trained in several areas including medsurg, pediatrics, telemetry, postpartum, labor and delivery and newborn...
From Banner Health - Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:31:12 GMT - View all United States jobs
          Monitoring Visual Studio 2010 Performance Problems   

At http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/fa85b17d-3df2-49b1-bee6-71527ffef441, Microsoft have provided a tool for Visual Studio to provide reports on Visual Studio 2010 performance problems.

The use of it has been discussed at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2011/05/02/perfwatson.aspx as follows:

"Would you like Visual Studio 2010 to be even faster? Would you like any performance issue you see to be  reported automatically without any hassle? Well now you can, with the new Visual Studio PerfWatson extension! Install this extension and help us deliver a faster Visual Studio experience.

We’re constantly working to improve the performance of Visual Studio and take feedback about it very seriously. Our investigations into these issues have found that there are a variety of scenarios where a long running task can cause the UI thread to hang or become unresponsive. Visual Studio PerfWatson is a low overhead telemetry system that helps us capture these instances of UI unresponsiveness and report them back to Microsoft automatically and anonymously. We then use this data to drive performance improvements that make Visual Studio faster."

Now instead of complaining you too can help Microsoft locate and fix performance problems with Visual Studio 2010. The requirements are:

"Following are the pre-requisites for installing Visual Studio PerfWatson:

  • Windows Vista/2008/2008 R2/7 (Note: PerfWatson is not supported for Windows XP)
  • Visual Studio 2010 SP1 (Professional, Premium, or Ultimate)"

          Senior Service Engineer - Microsoft - Redmond, WA   
Perform deep investigations that stretch your skills as you traverse rich telemetry streams to isolate and solve complex performance and reliability issues for...
From Microsoft - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:42:00 GMT - View all Redmond, WA jobs
          Telemetry Registered Nurse - Emerus - Texas   
These partners include Dignity Health in Las Vegas, Baptist Health in San Antonio, SCL Health in Denver, St. Telemetry RN, telemetry registered nurse, ICU RN,...
From Emerus - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:30:47 GMT - View all Texas jobs
          Planetary Resources Reveals Telescope Prototype   
An artist's rendition of the Arkyd-100 in orbit.
Planetary Resources, the startup aiming to make billions of dollars mining platinum from asteroids in our solar system, recently revealed their prototype for the Arkyd-100 Space Telescope. A fleet of these telescopes will eventually be launched to search for minable, accessible, asteroids. It is an amazingly small and compact 11 kg satellite with small deployable solar arrays - significantly smaller than the prototype they previously debuted. The telescope is compact for launch, but can be extended several inches once deployed in space, increasing its focal length.

Among the most interesting revelations is the company's plan to use the telescope for laser communications rather than relying on a network of radio dishes. Laser communications is a really neat technique. Basically, instead of sending telemetry and images over modulated longer-wavelength radio waves (like most satellites do to communicate with ground stations on Earth), you use shorter-wavelength waves in the visible spectrum. This has many benefits:
  • Because shorter wavelengths have higher energy, you can transmit information at a much higher density, or data rate.
  • Radio and television stations transmit in the radio wavelengths, so anyone operating a radio transmitter needs a license to avoid interference. The optical spectrum has none of these restrictions.
  • Laser receptors/transmitters on the ground are much smaller and cheaper to build and operate than their radio counterparts.
  • For satellites with imaging payloads, the telescope can be used both as an optic to collect light (take images or receive information) and as a laser to send it (transmit images to the ground). there is no need for a separate radio antenna that takes up room and adds mass to a satellite.
The main drawback of laser communications is that water vapor in Earth's atmosphere absorbs waves in the visible spectrum (that's why it's dark on a cloudy day). Moreover, it requires extremely precise pointing in order to hit receptors on Earth. This is why long-range laser communications are currently only widely used in space-based satellite to satellite communications where water vapor is not an issue. However, if these obstacles can be overcome (by using continual weather analysis to find clear areas with no clouds and arid climates to transmit, and building robust stabilization systems to point the spacecraft), then laser communication can be an incredibly efficient and cheap option. Planetary Resources says it is under contract with NASA to develop this technology for use on future government-funded satellites.

The company says it hopes to sell its satellites to other companies to help fund its ultimate goal of retrieving and selling valuable platinum from an asteroid. I will certainly be watching as their design matures and progresses!

You can watch their informational video, which includes a small tour of their facilities, here.

          Intelsat IS-19 Deploys Damaged Solar Array   
Intelsat's IS-19 communication satellite, which will provide telecommunications services and broadband coverage in the Pacific Ocean region, finally deployed its south solar array yesterday, after keeping it stowed for 13 days. The solar array sustained severe damage during launch, and was stuck in the stowed position for several days. Once deployed, operators estimated that the damage reduced the array's power-collecting capacity by half. The spacecraft is still operational, but will only be able to reach 75% power capacity.
IntelSat-19.
Credit: Space Systems/Loral

IS-19 was built by Space Systems/Loral, in Palo Alto, CA, and launched by the Swiss company Sea Launch. Both sides continue to deflect blame for the damage, but Sea Launch did report an "unexplained pressure event" 72 seconds into the launch, which mirrors a similar event detected in the Sea Launch rocket in 2004, when launching another Space Systems/Loral satellite (Telstar 14/Estrela do Sul 1) whose solar array never deployed.

Sea Launch has released launch telemetry indicating that "all systems performed nominally throughout the launch profile...Boeing engineers did notice an unexpected, isolated event around 72 seconds after launch" . They cheekily point the finger by adding "while it is premature to speculate on its origin…it bears a striking resemblance to a prior Space Systems/Loral mission". 

It is worth noting that Space Systems/Loral has a small history of challenged solar arrays. The company also built Telstar 14R (Estrela so Sul 2), which experienced a problem deploying the solar arrays after launch as well, but was launched on a Russian Proton rocket.

The Sea Launch platform - a converted
oil rig. Credit: Sea Launch
Sea Launch is an interesting company - it launches its Zenith 3SL rockets from a converted oil rig which is towed from Long Beach, California to the middle of the Pacific Ocean right on the equator, an optimal location for launching satellites to geosynchronous transfer orbits. The company was formed in 1999 as a joint venture between companies from Norway, Russia, the Ukraine, and the United States, and is managed by Boeing. It recently emerged from bankruptcy in 2010 and has had two successful launches in as many years.

          Risky Rescue of an Air Force Satellite   
Wired had a great article recently about the risky rescue of a malfunctioning Air Force communications satellite. The series of anomalies that occurred are a great example of some of the things that satellite operations teams should be prepared to confront, and made for a very exciting 2 years for the AEHF-1 operations team! First, a bit of background on the satellite, from Air-Force Magazine:
"The AEHF program, one of the largest space programs of the decade, is designed to augment and eventually replace the legacy Milstar satellite communications network. Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor, Northrop Grumman built the payload, and everything is run by Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles AFB, Calif. The constellation of four cross-linked AEHF satellites is expected to provide a communications capacity exceeding that of Milstar by a factor of 10."
The 7 ton, $2 billion satellite, AEHF-1, was launched aboard an Atlas V rocket back in August 2010, and at first it seemed to be functioning perfectly. It was placed into an elliptical orbit about 220 km above the Earth's surface, and the first step in the mission was to fire the satellite's hydrazine engine to booste it into a circular, geosynchronous orbit where it would become part of the Air Force's comms satellite constellation. 
AEHF-1 in the clean room.
Credit: Lockheed Martin


The first sign that something was not right came when the operators first tried to ignite the engine to boost the satellite into geo. Nothing happened. They tried again; the engine did not fire. (In my opinion, firing the engine again was a huge mistake on the part of the operators. As Albert Einstein said, "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results". In operations, repeating something that didn't work the first time, without first figuring out why it did not work, can mean the end of the mission.) At this point David Madden, the head of the comms satellites at the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, stepped in and rounded up a group of engineers who analyzed the telemetry and detrmined that the anomaly was likely caused by a piece of fabric left in the fuel line during the manufacturing process. They also realized that repeated attempts to fire the engine would flood the fuel line and cause the satellite to explode. (Needless to say, they quickly abandoned the "try, try again" tactic.)

With the oxidizer tanks sealed off, rendering the main engine useless, AEHF-1 was stranded in an ineffective and slowly decaying orbit, losing 3 miles of altitude each day.  Compounding the problem was the fact that at its altitude AEHF-1 was sharing an orbit with huge amounts of space junk. Operators were having to fire the small thrusters  in small maneuvers to avoid debris, wasting valuable fuel. 



The operations team was barricaded in a conference room for a week - pizzas were literally slipped to them under the door - and they emerged with a plan to salvage the mission: They would fire the satellite's small thrusters, hydrazine-fueled reaction engine assemblies (REAs) and tiny xenon-fueled Hall Current Thrusters (HCTs). These were originally intended for small orbit adjustments and momentum dumps, but would now be used in a series of more than 450 maneuvers over 14 months to get the satellite into GEO. This would require painstaking planning and precision.

The boosting maneuvers commenced with phase 1 of the recovery procedure: a big orbit-boosting burn to get the satellite out of the danger zone. Very quickly, the second anomaly popped up: The small thrusters required burns that were several hours long in order to be effective, and during these burns the satellite was left with the same side facing the sun, causing components on the sun-facing side to overheat. Overheating can at best diminish mechanism performance, and at worst quickly destroy crucial satellite components. The operations team quickly devised a set of maneuvers to flip the satellite periodically. These maneuvers were inserted during the boosting maneuvers so that no part of the satellite was facing the sun for too long. Flipping the spacecraft, while continuing to keep the thrusters pointed in the right direction and the spacecraft on-target, required an entirely new operations strategy.

Once the schedule of mission-saving maneuvers was in place, operators soon realized that the fuel supply on board was not sufficient to complete the rescue. Every ounce of fuel means another ounce of mass to launch into space (and find space to store onboard the satellite), so the fuel supply is budgeted very carefully based on the minimum mission requirements. Even if AEHF-1 had enough fuel to get to geo, it would still need propellant for station-keeping and momentum management maneuvers once in place, and thus each firing of the minor thrusters meant a shortened mission life. To solve this problem, the software engineers buckled down and re-wrote a chunk of the flight software. The new software allowed operators to position the satellite using the reaction wheels rather than the thrusters, saving fuel. It also optimized fuel consumption in the REA thrusters. The new software was uplinked and implemented successfully.


Engineers calculated the amount of fuel necessary to execute the mission once the satellite was in GEO, and allotted the rest of the fuel to the REA thrusters for the duration of phase 2. When this fuel ran out, the REA thrusters could no longer be used for the rescue effort. At this point AEHF-1  was in the Van Allen radiation belt, a high radiation zone where energetic charged particles are held in place by the Earth’s magnetic field. These particles can damage a satellite's electrical system very quickly, especially the solar panels. This presented a catch-22 for the ops team, because escaping the Van Allen Belt without the REA thrusters would require using the HCT thrusters, which run on electric current. Generating electric current, of course, would require deploying the solar arrays and exposing them to the dangerous radiation of the Van Allen Belt. After much deliberation, the team came up with a strategy to deploy the arrays and fire the thrusters quickly to escape the danger zone with minimal damage.


Once out of the Van Allen Belt, Stage 3 of the rescue continued, with the ops team relying solely on the HCTs to perform the necessary boosting maneuvers. HCTs are generally used for station-keeping maneuvers, and they use electricity and Xenon fuel to emit short, relatively weak puffs of power. However, they can burn for thousands of hours. They had never been used for extended amounts of time in zero G. 
Source: Air-Force Magazine


The HCT motors were optimized to fire at the apogee (the point in the orbit farthest from the Earth) of the AEHF satellite’s orbit, in order to increase the orbit's perigee (the point in the orbit closest to the Earth). (Think of it like a lever - the farther out you push, the more thrust you get).  From late October 2010 to June 2011, the HCTs burned for 10 to 12 hours per day. This required frequent analysis and tuning. Madden described the tedious process: "They’re like a finicky old car, one that you’ve got to constantly adjust to get it to optimize. There’s no instruction manual for how to do that. It’s basically an art."


Once the satellite reached its target altitude of 17,000 miles, the orbit had to be circularized at the correct inclination, which required additional burns to increase the perigree to 22,000 miles, decrease the apogee by 10,000 miles, and drive the inclination down closer to the equator to allow the satellite to see more of the Earth. The ops team timed the burns to take advantage of the beneficial effects of Earth’s gravitational pull, thereby conserving valuable fuel.


Finally, after almost two years, the satellite reached it's target location, and the payload was successfully deployed. Madden says that it still has enough remaining fuel to continue operating for it's full planned lifetime of 14 years. (Of course, this is likely due to the habit of aerospace companies to grossly and purposefully under-predict lifetimes to ensure mission success; with a full tank of gas I'm sure the team was hoping the satellite would last much, much longer.) Nevertheless, it was a remarkable and complex recovery effort. I am sure it was a giant relief to finally deploy the payload, which had been stored inside the satellite in order to fit in the Atlas V launch cone, and see that it worked. Next up: the team will launch and deploy AEHF-2. Best of luck to them, although I bet the operations team is pretty sick of the entire AEHF family at this point.


Summary of Anomalies:

Anomaly 1: Clogged fuel line
Solution: Use REA thrusters to boost orbit


Anomaly 2: Potential Collisions with Space Debris
Solution: Small maneuvers with REA thrusters, and rapid exit from LEO


Anomaly 3: Overheating during orbit-boosting maneuvers
Solution: Periodic spacecraft flips during maneuvers


Anomaly 4: Fuel Shortage
Solution: Re-write/load of the flight software to optimize fuel consumption for new operations plan; Strategic scheduling of burns to take advantage of orbital and gravitational affects.


Anomaly 5: High radiation from Van Allen Belt
Solution: Rapid Solar Array deployment and use of Hall Current Thrusters to quickly boost altitude.

          Envisat Redlines   
Yesterday operators called off the resuscitation effort on Envisat, the European Space Agency's massive Earth-imaging satellite, after a month of unresponsiveness from the 10 year old satellite. There are several possible causes of the loss of communication. According to space.com, "The failure of a power regulator may be blocking the satellite's telemetry and telecommand systems, ESA officials said. There may have also been a short circuit on board that plunged Envisat into a protective "safe mode," then a second malfunction that left the satellite in an unknown state, incapable of receiving commands from Earth. As a fellow operator, my heart goes out to the Envisat Ops team. I can't imagine anything more frustrating than troubleshooting an unknown anomaly in the blind, with the whole space world watching. 

Despite having no comms, the ESA was able to verify that the solar arrays were still deployed thanks to a neat photo from the CNES Earth-observing Pleiades satellite:
Envisat, as images by Pleiades. Source: CNES 
The ESA says that operators will continue to command in the blind and consider failure scenarios for the next couple months. (I imagine they will also be job hunting!) Assuming they cannot raise Envisat from the dead, the satellite will be the latest casualty in the shrinking fleet of Earth-observation satellites. 
Source: Nature.com
Looks like there's going to be a vacuum in the industry pretty soon. Hmmmmm. Maybe an innovative startup could find a way to take advantage?



Though Envisat's death is sad, we should remember that it had a meaningful and long life, (it's initial lifetime projection was only 5 years) and it died doing what it loved.

          RN / REGISTERED NURSE / ICU RN / INTENSIVE CARE NURSE   
Posted on: 2017-06-28

Come to the state of Wisconsin this summer and be close to the beautiful sceneries and many outdoor activities this state has to offer. This facility is seeking an Telemetry RN to help them out for 13-weeks. Ideal candidates will have 2 years of experience and will hold their BLS, ACLS and WI state license (compact license works in WI). Position: RN Specialty/Modality: RN-Intensive Care Licenses/Certifications: CPR/BLS (Basic Life Support), State License-RN-Wisconsin, ACLS (Advance Cardiac Life Support) Physical Abilities: From 50-100lbs For the most prompt response, please APPLY ONLINE. Resumes may also be sent to nursejobseekers@aureusmedical.com or call (800) 856-5457 for more information. As always, there is never a fee for candidates to utilize our services. There is a reason why Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing. Whether working with an employee to locate exciting career opportunities or with a hospital to fill a need at a critical time, our job is to take care of you and the patients we collectively serve - and we do so with the highest degree of honesty and integrity. We bring over 25 years of experience, proven methods, and an unwavering commitment to patient care to the staffing process. With travel, locum tenens, local contract, and direct hire opportunities available nationwide, you're sure to find the perfect fit for your career goals and your lifestyle. Our Account Managers are dedicated by specialty area and there is never a charge to you for our services. Not all staffing companies are alike. We're proud to be different. Experience the Aureus difference. EEO/Veteran/Disabled/E-Verify Employer
          RN / REGISTERED NURSE / TELEMETRY RN / TELEMETRY NURSE   
Posted on: 2017-06-28

The PCU/Telemetry Registered Nurse holds shift accountability for providing care to patients by utilizing the Nursing Process in accordance with the state Nurse Practice Act and Hospital policy and procedures. The Registered Nurse demonstrates critical thinking skills, scientific judgment and leadership in the anticipation and planning for safe delivery of care; maintains clinical competencies through continuing education; delegates patient care priorities commensurate with the education and experience of the staff available; provides direction and supervision of assigned personnel delivering patient care. Two to 5 year's experience is required. Position: RN Specialty/Modality: RN-Telemetry Licenses/Certifications: State License-RN-Texas, ACLS (Advance Cardiac Life Support), CPR/BLS (Basic Life Support) Physical Abilities: From 50-100lbs For the most prompt response, please APPLY ONLINE. Resumes may also be sent to nursejobseekers@aureusmedical.com or call (800) 856-5457 for more information. As always, there is never a fee for candidates to utilize our services. There is a reason why Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing. Whether working with an employee to locate exciting career opportunities or with a hospital to fill a need at a critical time, our job is to take care of you and the patients we collectively serve - and we do so with the highest degree of honesty and integrity. We bring over 25 years of experience, proven methods, and an unwavering commitment to patient care to the staffing process. With travel, locum tenens, local contract, and direct hire opportunities available nationwide, you're sure to find the perfect fit for your career goals and your lifestyle. Our Account Managers are dedicated by specialty area and there is never a charge to you for our services. Not all staffing companies are alike. We're proud to be different. Experience the Aureus difference. EEO/Veteran/Disabled/E-Verify Employer
          RN / REGISTERED NURSE / TELEMETRY RN / TELEMETRY NURSE   
Posted on: 2017-06-28

Hospital located in North Dakota is seeking a Cardiac Tele RN to help them out for 13 weeks, 8 hour and 12 hour E/N rotation. Candidate must have 1 year of experience and BLS Certification. North Dakota license takes 2-5 days to obtain and is a compact state. Please contact Aureus Medical for more information at 800.856.5457 Position: RN Specialty/Modality: RN-Telemetry Licenses/Certifications: CPR/BLS (Basic Life Support), State License-RN-North Dakota, ACLS (Advance Cardiac Life Support) Physical Abilities: From 50-100lbs For the most prompt response, please APPLY ONLINE. Resumes may also be sent to nursejobseekers@aureusmedical.com or call (800) 856-5457 for more information. As always, there is never a fee for candidates to utilize our services. There is a reason why Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing. Whether working with an employee to locate exciting career opportunities or with a hospital to fill a need at a critical time, our job is to take care of you and the patients we collectively serve - and we do so with the highest degree of honesty and integrity. We bring over 25 years of experience, proven methods, and an unwavering commitment to patient care to the staffing process. With travel, locum tenens, local contract, and direct hire opportunities available nationwide, you're sure to find the perfect fit for your career goals and your lifestyle. Our Account Managers are dedicated by specialty area and there is never a charge to you for our services. Not all staffing companies are alike. We're proud to be different. Experience the Aureus difference. EEO/Veteran/Disabled/E-Verify Employer
          RN / REGISTERED NURSE / TELEMETRY RN / TELEMETRY NURSE   
Posted on: 2017-06-28

Known for providing exceptional care in a full range of service areas, the medical center is a level III trauma center, which includes a women's center, diabetes management program, heart and vascular services, imaging, endoscopy, and lab services, and more. This Texas city hospital is on the border by the sea and is one of the most important historic sites in the state of Texas. From tours of the historic downtown district, to the zoo, to water sports, there is plenty to keep you busy. Position: RN Specialty/Modality: RN-Telemetry Licenses/Certifications: CPR/BLS (Basic Life Support), State License-RN-Texas, ACLS (Advance Cardiac Life Support) Physical Abilities: From 50-100lbs For the most prompt response, please APPLY ONLINE. Resumes may also be sent to nursejobseekers@aureusmedical.com or call (800) 856-5457 for more information. As always, there is never a fee for candidates to utilize our services. There is a reason why Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing. Whether working with an employee to locate exciting career opportunities or with a hospital to fill a need at a critical time, our job is to take care of you and the patients we collectively serve - and we do so with the highest degree of honesty and integrity. We bring over 25 years of experience, proven methods, and an unwavering commitment to patient care to the staffing process. With travel, locum tenens, local contract, and direct hire opportunities available nationwide, you're sure to find the perfect fit for your career goals and your lifestyle. Our Account Managers are dedicated by specialty area and there is never a charge to you for our services. Not all staffing companies are alike. We're proud to be different. Experience the Aureus difference. EEO/Veteran/Disabled/E-Verify Employer
          RN / REGISTERED NURSE / TELEMETRY RN / TELEMETRY NURSE   
Posted on: 2017-06-28

This 442-bed hospital located in upstate New York has been serving its local community since 1824, beginning in a small home and moving to its current location in 1920. In recent years, this hospital has been recognized by national and state health care quality organizations for excellence in care and just received a ranking of 12th among nearly 250 hospitals in the state. You will enjoy all this great area has to offer, including entertainment, history, culture, shopping centers, and wonderful dining options. Position: RN Specialty/Modality: RN-Telemetry Licenses/Certifications: CPR/BLS (Basic Life Support), State License-RN-New York, ACLS (Advance Cardiac Life Support) Physical Abilities: From 50-100lbs For the most prompt response, please APPLY ONLINE. Resumes may also be sent to nursejobseekers@aureusmedical.com or call (800) 856-5457 for more information. As always, there is never a fee for candidates to utilize our services. There is a reason why Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing. Whether working with an employee to locate exciting career opportunities or with a hospital to fill a need at a critical time, our job is to take care of you and the patients we collectively serve - and we do so with the highest degree of honesty and integrity. We bring over 25 years of experience, proven methods, and an unwavering commitment to patient care to the staffing process. With travel, locum tenens, local contract, and direct hire opportunities available nationwide, you're sure to find the perfect fit for your career goals and your lifestyle. Our Account Managers are dedicated by specialty area and there is never a charge to you for our services. Not all staffing companies are alike. We're proud to be different. Experience the Aureus difference. EEO/Veteran/Disabled/E-Verify Employer
          RN / REGISTERED NURSE / TELEMETRY RN / TELEMETRY NURSE   
Posted on: 2017-06-28

This facility serves as the Level II Trauma center for this region. This Tele RN will work with highly trained staff providing 24-hour service for critically injured patients, from pre-hospital to rehabilitation. Located approximately two hours north of San Francisco, explore all this location has to offer. Enjoy wines to taste, groves to hike, and beaches to relax. This is the happening hub for all there is to see and in the Sonoma County area. Inquire today for more information on this Telemetry RN position. Position: RN Specialty/Modality: RN-Telemetry Licenses/Certifications: CPR/BLS (Basic Life Support), State License-RN-California, ACLS (Advance Cardiac Life Support) Physical Abilities: From 50-100lbs For the most prompt response, please APPLY ONLINE. Resumes may also be sent to nursejobseekers@aureusmedical.com or call (800) 856-5457 for more information. As always, there is never a fee for candidates to utilize our services. There is a reason why Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing. Whether working with an employee to locate exciting career opportunities or with a hospital to fill a need at a critical time, our job is to take care of you and the patients we collectively serve - and we do so with the highest degree of honesty and integrity. We bring over 25 years of experience, proven methods, and an unwavering commitment to patient care to the staffing process. With travel, locum tenens, local contract, and direct hire opportunities available nationwide, you're sure to find the perfect fit for your career goals and your lifestyle. Our Account Managers are dedicated by specialty area and there is never a charge to you for our services. Not all staffing companies are alike. We're proud to be different. Experience the Aureus difference. EEO/Veteran/Disabled/E-Verify Employer
          RN / REGISTERED NURSE / STEP DOWN RN / STEP DOWN NURSE   
Posted on: 2017-06-28

The area of Fort Worth, Texas is looking for a CSU Registered Nurse. This 176-bed opportunity site recently won the Bronze Plus Performance Achievement Award and was named a Pathway to Excellence Hospital by for their excellent nursing environment. The CSU RN must hold BLS, TX State or Compact License and possess at least two years experience working in the step-down/telemetry department with a diverse patient population. All CSU RNs for consideration for the position must be comfortable and have experience working day shift. Position: RN Specialty/Modality: RN-Step-down Licenses/Certifications: CPR/BLS (Basic Life Support), State License-RN-Texas, ACLS (Advance Cardiac Life Support) Physical Abilities: From 50-100lbs For the most prompt response, please APPLY ONLINE. Resumes may also be sent to nursejobseekers@aureusmedical.com or call (800) 856-5457 for more information. As always, there is never a fee for candidates to utilize our services. There is a reason why Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing. Whether working with an employee to locate exciting career opportunities or with a hospital to fill a need at a critical time, our job is to take care of you and the patients we collectively serve - and we do so with the highest degree of honesty and integrity. We bring over 25 years of experience, proven methods, and an unwavering commitment to patient care to the staffing process. With travel, locum tenens, local contract, and direct hire opportunities available nationwide, you're sure to find the perfect fit for your career goals and your lifestyle. Our Account Managers are dedicated by specialty area and there is never a charge to you for our services. Not all staffing companies are alike. We're proud to be different. Experience the Aureus difference. EEO/Veteran/Disabled/E-Verify Employer
          RN / REGISTERED NURSE / TELEMETRY RN / TELEMETRY NURSE   
Posted on: 2017-06-28

This small community hospital close to Sacramento is in need of a float pool nurse to help for 13 weeks. RN will be required to interpret EKG. Please call or Email Erin at (402)938-2050 ext 2237 or ETeeter@aureusmedical.com for more information. Position: RN Specialty/Modality: RN-ER, RN-Step-down, RN-Medical-Surgical, RN-Telemetry Licenses/Certifications: CPR/BLS (Basic Life Support), State License-RN-California, ACLS (Advance Cardiac Life Support) Physical Abilities: From 50-100lbs For the most prompt response, please APPLY ONLINE. Resumes may also be sent to nursejobseekers@aureusmedical.com or call (800) 856-5457 for more information. As always, there is never a fee for candidates to utilize our services. There is a reason why Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing. Whether working with an employee to locate exciting career opportunities or with a hospital to fill a need at a critical time, our job is to take care of you and the patients we collectively serve - and we do so with the highest degree of honesty and integrity. We bring over 25 years of experience, proven methods, and an unwavering commitment to patient care to the staffing process. With travel, locum tenens, local contract, and direct hire opportunities available nationwide, you're sure to find the perfect fit for your career goals and your lifestyle. Our Account Managers are dedicated by specialty area and there is never a charge to you for our services. Not all staffing companies are alike. We're proud to be different. Experience the Aureus difference. EEO/Veteran/Disabled/E-Verify Employer
          Telemetry Dataloggers   
Telemetry Dataloggers are capable of using either an internal modem for use with standard telephone lines or a cellular network module
          Arkane's living prisons   

Arkane Studios is known as the developer of "immersive simulations" - worlds you sink into, wallow in, made up of intricately interlocking systems tied to exotic abilities, which can be manipulated to resolve a scenario any number of ways. But perhaps it would be more accurate to describe the Lyon and Austin-based company's creations as "emersive" sims, frameworks you struggle to break free of, using tools that aren't quite under the designer's control.

Just look at how they generally begin. Every Arkane title to date save for third-party licensed spin-off, Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, has opened with the player character in captivity - from the dingy jailhouse of the studio's 2002 debut Arx Fatalis to Emily's sealed bedchamber in Dishonored 2. It sets a certain tone, and while the Dishonored games ultimately cast you as a free-wheeling renegade, a rogue cell in the body politic, their stories and sandboxes are tainted by the knowledge that even the most open-ended piece of design is necessarily a form of entrapment, a set of cues and goads that insensibly guide or repel.

The streets of Dunwall and Karnaca may reward curiosity in ways a Call of Duty game never would, but they are still masses of baked-in vectors and scripted solutions, with lighted windows that tug at your attention, collectibles that lure you into the mouths of alleyways, villains whose various downfalls are woven into the terrain, waiting to be excavated. The real challenge of a game like Dishonored 2 - a challenge that informs every bit of developer discussion of its mechanics and variables - is accordingly to discover something, some tactic or access point, that Arkane hasn't anticipated. This is made explicit in the game's legendary Clockwork Mansion, a tacit interactive essay in which your adversary is essentially a malevolent level designer, tracking your route through his collapsing, reassembling laboratory much as publishers amass telemetry on player behaviour, till you slip the clutches of the critical path and turn the stage machinery against him.

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          DYS F4 Pro 3-in-1 Flight Controller   

The DYS design team have taken it to the next level with their latest F4 flight controller. F4 flight controller combines a PDB, current sensor, OSD and FC on a single board. The board features large easy to solder tabs for the power leads. The 3oz copper PDB ensures stable current flow even for high power applications, up to 150 Amp!

 

Thanks to the power of the F4 processor, this flight controller is able to run comfortably at 8KHz, while leaving plenty of processing power for all the other cool features this board has. The fully customizable OSD gives you important details like your power consumption, flight time, voltage and more, right through the video feed in your goggles. It also allows you to change settings on your quad, like PID’s and rates.

 

The DYS F4 flight controller also supports cool features like VTx Telemetry and SmartAudio, so you can change your FPV settings straight from the OSD, using just the transmitter sticks!

 

Features:
• Ultra compact and lightweight flight control system
• Integrated customizable OSD
• Integrated current meter to monitor real-time power consumption
• Compatible with all ESCs, as well as DYS 4-in-1 esc without soldering
• Allows you to view your PID settings on the built in OSD and adjust via your Tx
• Adjust the VTX via open ports such as power, frequency band, frequency point (Note: The VTX should
Include PPM VTX and RSSI VTX

 

Specs:
CPU: STM32F405RGT6 MPU6000-SPI Gyro, refresh rate up to 8K
BEC: 5V, 3A output
Operating Voltage: 7.4 -22.2v (2-6s liPoly)
Weight: 11.2g (exclude wire)
Dimension: L42 x W36mm
Mount Hole Spacing: 30.5 x 30.5mm

$35.99

          Registered Nurse - MedSurg - Banner Health - United States   
The RNs have a great opportunity to be and will be trained in several areas including medsurg, pediatrics, telemetry, postpartum, labor and delivery and newborn...
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          Registered Nurse - Med/Surg - Banner Health - United States   
The RNs have a great opportunity to be and will be trained in several areas including medsurg, pediatrics, telemetry, postpartum, labor and delivery and newborn...
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          RN Coordinator - OB - Banner Health - United States   
The RNs have a great opportunity to be and will be trained in several areas including medsurg, pediatrics, telemetry, postpartum, labor and delivery and newborn...
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          AWMF-0129 Array Antenna comes with EIRP of 50 dBmi.   
Covering 27.5 - 30 GHz frequency band, 64-element AWMF-0129 Planar Array Antenna can be used as stand-alone component or combined and synchronized with other arrays. Supporting multiple beam widths with functions for remote telemetry and low-latency steering&trade;, unit come with compact, rugged hardware design and user friendly interface.

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A INSEGURANÇA QUE ENVERGONHA A PARAÍBA MATA CRUELMENTE MAIS UMA MULHER!


Na sexta feira, as mulheres Glória da Silva e Caroline Félix Nogueira, amigas e residentes no Conjunto dos Bancários, foram a uma festinha de São João na Escola onde estudava o filho de Caroline, na volta, enquanto as duas se despediam na frente da casa de uma delas, foram abordadas por dois fora da lei que a obrigaram a guiar até o município de Goiana, no vizinho Estado de Pernambuco e lá, dentro de um canavial, num local inteiramente deserto, desabitado, estupraram as duas mulheres indefesas, as duas mães de família exemplares, as duas mães carinhosas e dedicadas.
Além do horror das sevícias sexuais, eles torturavam com golpes violentos as vítimas indefesas, cujas marcas no rosto e nos corpos demonstram o incompreensível sadismo praticado com um ser humano vulnerável, inerme, inofensivo como eram as duas mulheres, pois a única luta que aprenderam a lutar foi a do  amor, da doação, da solidariedade, e num verdadeiro transe diabólico, seus imoladores as amarraram e com o veículo delas, passaram várias vezes sobre os seus corpos nus e violados, num espetáculo bestialógico e insano, que chocou os dois Estados do Brasil
Glória da Silva, uma baiana da cidade de Campo Formoso não resistiu ao suplício e ao cruel flagelo e veio a óbito ainda no local do famigerado ato criminoso.
A família de Glória é de uma cidade da Bahia de nome Campo Formoso e pude verificar nos olhos de amigos e parentes (passamos o dia todo perambulando em hospitais e outras instituições) o desapontamento com a Paraíba e apesar de ser baiano, amo a Paraíba talvez mais do que o meu Estado e por isto a defendo muitas vezes com o próprio sentimento do coração do que com a própria razão, mas nauela hora agudamente doída, a única coisa que pude fazer foi chorar a imensa e irreparável dor com todos eles e concordar que verdadeiramente vivemos num pedacinho do Brasil, cuja insegurança e violência nos deixam cobertos de vergonha, por falta de uma política de segurança pública em nosso sublime torrão que  não merece a pecha de "paraíso da violência".
É óbvio e mais do que cristalino que nunca foi pensada uma política pública de segurança, uma vez que se algo tivesse sido formatado nesse horizonte, as ações de segurança não permitiriam o genocídio de mulheres, de jovens e de outras minorias na capital e no Estado, o qual é o'concur em todas as estatísticas de violência no Brasil e no mundo.
Há muito tempo já verberamos aqui que a primeira providência que um gestor deveria executar seria uma pesquisa séria e bem trabalhada de quais tipos de ilícitos ocorrem mais em cada bairro e em cada cidade e de posse desses dados, formatar o projeto de segurança pública, uma vez que num bairro onde os delitos de maior incidência sejam homicídios, as ações de segurança devem ser diferentes de outro onde o maior número de infrações seja contra o patrimônio.
Se isto já tivesse ocorrido, mas para isto segurança teria que ser prioridade, sem proselitismo e publicidade enganosa, o Bairro dos Bancários já teria um monitoramento em todas as ruas, controlado de uma das salas da secretaria de segurança e sem dúvida alguma, teriam captado os dois suspeitos numa motocicleta desfilando tranquilamente pelas ruas do Conjunto dos Bancários, livres de qualquer abordagem, uma vez que a carência de pessoal, obriga os marqueteiros do governo a orientar que viaturas desfilem nos logradouros com um ou dois policiais, e de forma antiética, dando uma fugaz sensibilidade de segurança ao cidadão mais desatento.
Assim, ficam os nossos sentimentos às famílias enlutadas, rogando a Deus que lhes proporcionem forças para superar o trauma e mais ainda, rogando a Deus em sua imensa bondade, que interfira, para que A INSEGURANÇA QUE ENVERGONHA A PARAÍBA, não oportunize a ocorrência de outras imolações, as quais deixam marcas traumáticas de forma perpétua em parentes e amigos e o pior, esses atos deixam a população aterrorizadas com o descaso que é a segurança em nosso Estado.



 
        
             
NOTÍCIAS DO CEDHPB

O CEDHPB, pediu nessa segunda feira, dia 08.06.2015, a instauração de processo por quebra de decoro parlamentar do Vereador ARNÓBIO GOMES FERNANDES da cidade de Bayeux, pois,mesmo condenado a 08 anos, 06 meses e 06 dias de reclusão pela prática dos crimes de associação ao tráfico de drogas, corrupção ativa e comércio ilegal de arma pra o tráfico, VOLTOU AO CARGO NO DIA 09.JUN.2015, UM DESACATO AO POVO DE BEM DA PARAÍBA E DO bRASIL.

EXMº. SR. PRESIDENTE DA CÂMARA DE VEREADORES DE BAYEUX - PB.















                                 O CONSELHO ESTADUAL DOS DIREITOS HUMANOS DO ESTADO DA PARAÍBA, por intermédio dos seus representantes infra assinados, mais especificamente os Conselheiros MARINHO MENDES MACHADO, brasileiro, casado, Promotor de Justiça, casado, filho Domingos Mendes Batista e de Elvira Mendes machado, residente na Rua Juscelino Kubtschek, 102, Bairro Jardim Aeroporto, nesta cidade de Bayeux e LAURA TADEDEI ALVES PEREITA PINTO BERQUÓ, brasileira, carioca, Advogada, solteira, filha de  e de dona, residente na Rua Maximiniano de Figueiredo, 33, Salas 202/203, Edifício Bonfim, centro, João Pessoa-PB, vem à douta presença dessa digna e honrada autoridade parlamentar, com arrimo nos arts. 55, Inciso II, da Constituição Federal; Art. 22, da Lei OrgânIca do Município de Bayeux, art. 209, do Regimento Interno da Câmara Municipal de Bayeux, combinado com os arts. 18 e 19, do Código de Ética e Decoro Parlamentar dessa Câmara de Vereadores do Município de Bayeux, com o escopo de apresentar 

                                        REPRESENTAÇÃO


                                        contra o Vereador ARNÓBIO GOMES FERNANDES, amplamente conhecido no submundo do crime como "CHEFE", brasileiro, paraibano de Mari,  casado, Vereador neste município de Bayeux, portador do RG Nº. 1.280.648/SSP/PB, filho de Antonio Luis Gomes e de Dona Ana maria Fernandes, residente na Rua Luiz Porfírio de Lima, 289, Bairro Jardim Aeroporto, Bayeux-PB. por ter praticado atos que implicaram em QUEBRA DE DECORO PARLAMENTAR E FALTAR COM OS MAIS BÁSICOS DEVERES DO SEU CARGO, conforme demonstraremos nas linhas abaixo.
                                           A presente REPRESENTAÇÃO fundamenta-se em fatos graves ue envolvem o REPRESENTADO que denotam induvidosa quebra de DECORO PARLAMENTAR em razão de violação inequívoca de suas obrigações legais e éticas no exercício do mandato eletivo.


                                       O QUE VEM A SER DECORO PARLAMENTAR - PROTEÇÃO AO PRÓPRIO PARLAMENTO

                                        A Constituição Federal em seu art. 55, Inciso II, faz referência a DECORO PARLAMENTAR  e não decoro do parlamentar. Tudo a sinalizar que o verdadeiro titular deste comportamento decoroso, que o real destinatário da norma constitucional, não é o deputado ou o senador, ou vereador de per si, mas, isto sim, a própria INSTITUIÇÃO DO PARLAMENTO. É ele, Parlamento, Congresso Nacional, quem tem o direito a que se preserve, através do comportamento digno de seus membros, sua imagem, sua reputação e sua dignidade. Saímos do exercício do mandato parlamentar (objeto de proteção pelas imunidades) e chegamos à honra objetiva do Parlamento, que deve ser protegida de comportamentos reprováveis por parte de seus membros, este é o conceito da norma maior do País.
                                         Nesta linha de raciocínio, podemos conceituar decoro parlamentar, nas palavras de Miguel Reale, como sendo a "falta de decência no comportamento pessoal, capaz de desmerecer a Casa dos representantes (incontinência de conduta, embriaguez, etc.) e falta de respeito à dignidade do Poder Legislativo, de modo a expô-lo a críticas infundadas, injustas e irremediáveis, de forma inconveniente.
                                           Em linhas semelhantes, Pinto Ferreira define a falta de decoro como "o procedimento do congressista atentatório dos princípios de moralidade, ofensivos à dignidade do Parlamento, maculando o comportamento do bonus pater famílias". Prossegue o sobredito doutrinador com a afirmação de que "a perda do mandato de deputado ou senador é (...) um poder discricionário que tem a Câmara de expulsar os seus membros, quando sua conduta venha a ferir a própria honorabilidade da Assembléia. Conquanto o deputado ou o senador tenha todas as condições para continuar em seu cargo, a própria Câmara ajuíza que ele é indesejável ou intolerável, surgindo a cassação como uma medida disciplinar"..
                                            Desta linha não destoa o mestre das Arcadas, Prof. Manoel Gonçalves Ferreira Filho, para quem é "atentatória ao decoro parlamentar a conduta que fira aos padrões elevados de moralidade, necessários ao prestígio do mandato, à dignidade do Parlamento".

                                            A VIOLAÇÃO ÀS LEIS DE REGÊNCIA

                                             o ART. 22, da Lei Orgânica do Município de Bayeux, preleciona em seu art. 22, que perderá o mandado o vereador que infringir qualquer das proibições estabelecidas no artigo anterior e no seu Inciso II, pontifica que de igual forma se procederá com o vereador que for declarado incompatível com o decoro parlamentar.
                                                  Por seu turno,o Art. 209, do Regimento Interno da Casa Legislativa do Município de Bayeux, assevera que o vereador no exercício do mandato, está sujeito ao Código de Ética e Decoro parlamentar, que é parte integrante do respectivo regimento e que disporá entre outro assuntos sobre suspensão do  exercício do mandato, dentre outros encargos.
                                             O Código de Ética e Decoro Parlamentar em seu art. 19 é cristalino, ao mencionar que são deveres dos vereadores uma vez empossados, Inciso II; respeitar e cumprir a Constituição, as leis e as normas internas da Câmara Municipal; III – zelar pelo prestígio, aprimoramento e valorização das instituições democráticas e representativas e pelas prerrogativas do Poder Legislativo; IV – exercer o mandato com dignidade e respeito à coisa pública e à vontade popular, agindo com boa-fé zelo e probidade.
                                                De forma que ainda em rápida leitura, verificamos que o ora representado, descumpriu de uma vez só, todas as leis que regem o seu mandato de Vereador, descumprindo praticamente todos os dispositivos do Código de Ética e Decoro Parlamentar, além da própria Lei Maior do Brasil e outras leis infra-constitucionais, como a Lei Antidrogas (Lei 11.343/2006), Estatuto do Desarmamento (Lei 9.437/2003), merecendo sem dúvida alguma a mais severa das censuras por parte da casa legislativa que vergonhosamente ainda integra, pois se o mesmo fosse portador de ética mínima, já teria renunciado ao mandato que manchou de forma indelével a boa honra da Câmara de Vereadores de Bayeux.

                                                    OS FATOS LAMENTÁVEIS, CRIMINOSOS PRATICADOS PELO REPRESENTADO E QUE MACULARAM DE FORMA AGUDA O DECORO PARLAMENTAR DO PARLAMENTO DE BAYEUX, COLOCANDO A SUA BOA FAMA EM FARRAPOS JUNTO À OPINIÃO PÚBLICA LOCAL, DA PARAÍBA E DO BRASIL.

                                                    Ressalta de forma solar como o sol do meio dia a pino dos documentos que servem de base á presente representação, que no dia 10 do mês de outubro do ano de 2013, o REPRESENTADO ARNÓBIO GOMES FERNANDES, CONHECIDO POR "CHEFE", foi denunciado pelo Ministério Público Estadual como incurso nas sanções dos arts.  35, Caput, da lei 11.343/2006 (Lei antidrogas), tratando tal dispositivo legal da associação de duas ou mais pessoas para o fim de praticar, reiteradamente o crime de tráfico de drogas, ou seja, o representado se associou a uma poderosa quadrilha de tráfico de drogas, fornecendo á mesma proteção, segurança e armamento para suas investidas criminosas, inclusive para eliminação de concorrentes e devedores.
                                                   Exsurge ainda de forma cristalina, induvidosa e incontroversa, da peça imputatória ofertada pelo Ministério Público do Estado da Paraíba, que o representado, já no exercício do Cargo de Vereador de Bayeux, também violou o art. 17, Caput, Parágrafo único, da Lei 10.826/2003 (Estatuto do Desarmamento, que é o ato de vender em proveito próprio ou alheio, no exercício de atividade comercial ou industrial arma de fogo, acessório ou munição, sem autorização ou em desacordo com determinação legal ou regulamentar.
                                                  Todavia, o representado é perigoso e atrevido, pois ainda incursionou-se pelo Código penal Brasileiro, ao violar o seu art. 317, cujo fato típico, antijurídico e culpável,se encontra descrito da seguinte forma: "Solicitar ou receber, para si ou para outrem, direta ou indiretamente, ainda que fora da função ou antes de assumi-la, mas em razão dela, vantagem indevida, ou aceitar promessa de tal vantagem", dizendo-se mais claramente, é o crime de corrupção ativa, uma vez que ainda Policial Militar, extorquia traficantes de Bayeux e João Pessoa e caso esses negassem a tal eram simplesmente eliminados, o que demonstra a alta periculosidade desse vereador indecoroso que macula de forma irremediável essa Casa legislativa Municipal.


                                                                  A CONDENAÇÃO - FATOS ARTICULADOS NA PEÇA DO MINISTÉRIO PÚBLICO FORAM INTEIRAMENTE PROCEDENTES

                                                                  Finalmente, após dolorosa instrução processual, finalmente em data de 06 do mês de agosto do ano pretérito - 2014, a Justiça da Paraíba confirmou os fatos deduzidos na peça pórtica da instituição ministerial e condenou o representado ARNÓBIO GOMES FERNANDES, o "CHEFE", em todos os delitos denunciados pela instituição ministerial paraibana, cujas reprimendas somadas totalizaram 08 (oito) anos, 06 (seis) meses e 06 (seis) dias, além da pena de multa cumulativa de 820 (oitocentos e vinte dias multa), já com os descontos da pena cumprida, no direito chamado de detração..
                                                               De forma bem esmiúçada, foi o representado condenado pelo crime de Associação ao Tráfico de Drogas em 03 (três) anos e 06 (seis) meses de reclusão e 760 (setecentos e sessenta) dias multa, já no crime de  de corrupção ativa a uma sanção de 02 (dois) anos de reclusão e 20 (vinte) dias multa e por último, no delito de comércio ilegal de arma de fogo, a uma reprimenda de 04 (quatro) anos de reclusão e 40 (quarenta) dias multa, totalizando uma pena de 09 (nove anos e 06 (seis) meses, no entanto, após os descontos  do tempo que já estava segregado (detração), restou uma pena somada de 08 (oito) anos, 06 (seis) meses e 06 (seis) dias, além da multa.
                                                              De forma que de há muito, essa Casa já deveria ter retirado ou suspendido o mandato do ora representado.

                                                              A FALTA DE CORAGEM DA CÂMARA E O APROVEITAMENTO DESSE FATOR - É ISTO QUE ALIMENTA O IMAGINÁRIO POPULAR

                                                             Sr. Presidente da Câmara de Vereadores e membros do Conselho de Ética ou Comissão processante, a opinião pública de Bayeux, comenta em todos os cantos, em todas as esquinas, que os de,ais vereadores que compõem essa Casa de Leis não possuem coragem, envergadura moral e ética para afastar o representado, que estribado em tal sentimento, baila em solo sob os seus domínios e graças a essa inércia da Casa Legislativa, vem se utilizando do Cargo de Vereador para ter  direitos previstos na legislação penal, a exemplo de prisão especial em quartel da Polícia Militar, instituição que traiu, pois avisava traficantes de operações policiais para que ocultassem arsenais de armas e de drogas, em face da iminência da realização de operações policiais.
                                                                Todavia os requerentes confiam na independência e coragem moral dos que integram essa casa legislativa e sabem que a presente representação encontrará eco, pois do contrários seria um tiro mortal na ética, na moral e nos bons costumes.

                                                               DO APROVEITAMENTO DA INÉRCIA DA CÂMARA PARA TER ACESSO A BENESSES

                                                               Senhor Presidente da Câmara de Vereadores de Bayeux, não tenha nenhuma dúvida de que o representado tenta se segurar no cargo de vereador e já é comentário geral que amanhã, dia 09 de junho de 2015 ele reassumirá o mandato, somente e tão somente, para usufruir de benesses previstas na lei penal, ou falando com letras garrafais: Um criminoso perigoso e pernicioso ao seu meio social, se utilizando de uma Câmara de Vereadores para ter acesso á prisão especial, quando deve ser recolhido no meio de celerados que ele conhece e com quem chafurdou no submundo pantanoso e enlameado do crime, sempre se servindo do mandato popular e sempre enodoando essa casa de leis municipal.


                                                                DO PEDIDO

                                                                EM FACE DO EXPOSTO, o CONSELHO ESTADUAL DOS DIREITOS HUMANOS DO ESTADO DA PARAÍBA, ora representado pelos Conselheiros abaixo assinados, requer de V. Exª., o recebimento da presente REPRESENTAÇÃO, com a devida intimação do Vereador ARNÓBIO GOMES FERNANDES para que compareça ao honrado Conselho de Ética ou Comissão processante para apresentar defesa, rogando desde já que seja a presente representação julgada procedente, para afastar de forma definitiva, suspendendo ou decretando a perda do cargo de vereador ora conferido ao representado, com reconhecimento da quebra do decoro parlamentar promovida pelo mesmo, de acordo com os dispositivos legais acima declinados, por ser medida da mais salutar JUSTIÇA.
                                                              Rogamos que em caso desse Presidente da Mesa Diretora da Câmara Municipal de Bayeux se achar incompetente para instaurar o processo de cassação que então encaminhe esta representação  para a Comissão de Ética e em caso da mesma não se encontrar funcionando, que seja instaurada Comissão Processante para dá encaminhamento a presente representação, com a instauração do competente processo de cassação do mandado de vereador de ARNÓBIO GOMES FERNANDES, por ser medida acauteladora da boa ética e do decoro que deve ser devotado a essa Casa de leis Municipal.


                                                             Bayeux-PB, em 08 de junho de 2015

                                                           Marinho Mendes machado
                                               Conselheiro Estadual dos Direitos humanos

                                                          Laura Taddei Pereira Pinto Alves Berquó.
                                               Conselheira Estadual dos Direitos humanos do Estado da paraíba
        
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          The Planets at 50 - Venus & Mars   
Note:  Here is part 2 of the continuing story of "The Planets at 50".   This and blogs to follow are related to a set of lectures I gave in June (and am available to do so on again for your group).  I spent the month of June in Europe, highlighted by two presentations on the Isle of Man sponsored by the Astronomical Society on the topic of "50 Years of Planetary Exploration: What Have we Learned?" a presentation that can be given again.  The Isle was beautiful and our hosts wonderful and I had a great time telling this story to students and citizens.   This post is also associated with the similar story set to appear in the next issue of The Planetary Report.  The past 50 years have seen great discoveries but also fundamental revolutions in our understanding of how planets and solar systems work.   The posts today and over the next few months will tell that story.  

Planets at 50: Part 1

PART 2: 
TO VENUS:  DAWN OF A NEW AGE

The engineers were understandably nervous; they had tried this only 4 weeks earlier.  Missiles had an annoying predilection for disintegrating prematurely.  The twin of the metallic insect on the Florida launch pad had fallen into the Atlantic when tracking and guidance transcription errors (including a missing hyphen or overline) doomed the flight.  Mariner 2 (twin to that ill-fated Mariner 1; in the early days of the Space Age it was prudent to build two in case one was lost) began life as part of NASA's exploration charter but was quickly accelerated in response to the Soviet Union's failed attempt to reach Venus in 1961.


Mariner 2: Launch and Mission
Note how many bits of data were returned . . . 

Nearby Venus was high on the list of targets, so similar in size and composition to Earth, yet a profound mystery.  We knew it was warmer than Earth but how much so remained uncertain.  Despite the high scientific interest and prestige value, Mariner's flight did not, as was also noted at the time, "capture the public's imagination."  The low interest may have been due to Venus' mystery shroud of white but more likely because of the lack of a camera on board.  The impenetrable clouds meant there were no observable surface features on which to hang a credible anthropomorphic concept like the "canals" that made Mars such a powerful stimulant to the imagination.  The clouds thus gave free rein to fantasy, leading to some lurid ideas, captured in paintings, of steaming jungles and large reptiles, bubbling oily wastes, or windblown craggy sand heaps.  In 1962 Venus just wasn't Mars.  Nonetheless, the flight of Mariner 2 counts as one of the seminal accomplishments of the Space Age, challenging engineers, smashing distance records, and ushering in a new age.


The Venus that never was . . .
Just one vision of a steamy hot Cretaceous style Venus from the late 1950s.

Mariner 2 resembled nothing so much as a 16-foot-wide metallic dragonfly, basically a hexagon box with two solar panel wings, antenna, and instruments.  The Atlas bearing Mariner 1 veered off course and was destroyed, but the second Atlas soared nominally (drifting dangerously off-course only briefly) to start Mariner 2 on its 4-month 180 million mile cruise to the cloud-shrouded world on August 27.  The cruise had its share of tense moments, from eventual failure of one of the solar panels to a blown fuse, but engineers and scientists began to hope for success as the limping dragonfly swooped in toward the planet on December 14.


A flight spare of the Mariner 1/2 spacecraft currently hanging in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.  You might not notice this small part of history if you don't look up.

That brightest of sky objects, the Evening and Morning Star familiar to sky watchers, had its first visitor.  There was joy in Mudville (also known as the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena) as coherent telemetry was received that day.  About 60 Mb of data were returned from the mission.  Thats right,60 Mb, but the readings proved Venus to be a hot dry place most unlike Earth, under a dense atmosphere 90 times as heavy as our own and surface temperatures of at least 800°F.  It would be 8 years before we had our first picture from the surface and another 22 years before we had a global map and could unravel the history of our nearby twin, all of which would show a fractured volcanic world not unfitting its hadean surface conditions.  No place to raise your kids, certainly, let alone establish a human colony.


Venera 4 (1967), first to successfully probe the atmosphere of another world, though its instruments did not survived the descent to the hot crushing atmosphere at the surface of Venus.  Venera 7 would do that in 1970.

Beyond the scientific breakthrough in our understanding of another celestial body, Mariner 2 showed simply that a long duration robotic flight into deep space could be done.  Long range communications and command and control protocols were proven for the first time.  Everything we have since accomplished in our explorations, from Venera 4 to Voyager, from  Mariner 4 to Curiosity, begins on December 14, 1962, 50 years ago this autumn.

Part 2b:  Maybe Mars . . . 

It was now undeniable that Venus was a most inhospitable place, but Mars still beaconed.  It had to wait 2 and 1/2 years for the next close approach to Earth and a viable spacecraft.  Like Mariner 2, the first Mars Mariner followed several failed Soviet attempts to reach Mars, beginning a long and continuing history of russian frustration at the Red planet.  Like Mariner 2, it also succeeded its own twin to Mars (for Mariner 3's protective launch shell failed to open one month before).  Mariner 4 began its pass over Mars on July 14, 1965, and this time there was a camera.

The fierce orange glow of Mars in the night sky was difficult to ignore.  Its skies after all were clear and the white "icy" polar caps, rust-colored surface and the ethereal ever changing dusky "linear" markings fueled rich if poorly informed speculations.  Even so, the largest telescopes of the time, including the 200-inch Palomar, could not make out geologic features.  This was well before adaptive optics and space telescopes.  Nonetheless, it was possible that Mars was near enough to the Sun and Earth-like enough (including its curiously Earth-like 24.6-hour long day) to be or have once been warm and perhaps wet enough to support life.  This question was a source of intense speculation in the early 20th century and science fiction flourished on it, leading to Orson Well's "War of the Worlds" broadcast of 1938.  Although Mars was looking a little less friendly in 1964 as we began to tease out more data, we were not prepared for what we did find.  Yet the question of life there, both ancient and recent, remains unresolved to this day.  


The best of Mariner 4 (first Mars image, left; best resolved image, right).
Effective resolution is 3 to 5 km.

A grand total of 635 kB worth of data were returned by Mariner 4, required more than week to transmit to Earth, such was the maturity of the instrumentation and deep space telecommunications in 1965.  Other instruments confirmed that the atmosphere was extremely thin, that Mars lacked a magnetic field, and cosmic rays bombarded the surface.  For many the Mariner 4 imaging results were key.  These were the first images of another world from deep space.  And they were discouraging.  The 22 grainy 6-bit images seemed to show only craters, when they showed anything at all.  Gone were canals and green "vegetation" and all the other fantasies of the first half of the 20th century.  Mars now seemed dry, hostile and barren.  Interesting conclusions to draw from modest images of less than 2% of a planet.

Mariner 6 and 7 arrived in July-August 1969 just a week or so after the Apollo 11 lunar landing.  Together they increased mapping coverage to ~20% of the surface, but in a classic case of restricted perception imaging was planned without any understanding of the planets markings and missed all the interesting features that would make Mars interesting!  Most of what it showed only seemed to reinforce the dried-out Moon-like perception from Mariner 4, but also showed some odd surface "chaos" textures, the importance of which would not be understood until 1972.  Again, no canals . . . 


Ode to a Lost Bird:  Launch of Mariner 8, May 9, 1971.  

The first man-made object to orbit another planet (narrowly beating Mars 2), Mariner 9 arrived in November 1971 at Mars to map the entire planet in preparation for the Viking landers planned for later that decade.  This mission marks my first real interests in planetary missions, and I still have the newspaper clippings beginning with the failure of Mariner 8.  The Mariner 9 mission was hastily redesigned to complete both the global mapping and high-reolution - surface-changes tasks of the two birds.

As the global dust storm that greeted the Soviet and American spacecraft abated, a remarkably complex planet of giant volcanoes and chasms, and, most provocatively, dry river valleys emerged.  Mariner 9 revealed a complex planet that had been geologically active and very wet indeed.  Mars was surprisingly Earth-like after all, or at least had been.  Hopes were rekindled.


It takes an Orbiter.  To really get at a planet and unravel it, it helps to stay awhile and map it in its full glory, as this Mariner 9 mosaic of channeled areas on Mars demonstrates.  Cassini is paying so many dividends at Saturn for that very reason.

Hopes were rekindled for the Viking landers, whose dramatic landings in 1976 produced only ambiguous results for biology but dramatically showed us a planet that had been very wet in its distant geological past.  There would be an 17 year gap between Viking's end and the next successful arrival, Mars Global Surveyor and Pathfinder/Sojourner in 1997.  These were followed by a more spacecraft, producing global maps and amazing vistas more astounding than any artist could imagine.


Pollack?  or Mars?  If you guessed Mars you are correct.  Sometimes the Universe is just plain beautiful, but if you must know, these are layers a few meters thick near the polar region of Mars.

Terrabytes of data returned from a slew of instruments bring us to today where we have meter-scale mapping from orbit, rovers traversing kilometers, layers of gypsum and other water bearing minerals.  Mars is now the most comprehensively mapped celestial body outside our own.  Despite this, the basic question of life on other worlds remains unanswered but the discoveries at Mars and in the Outer Solar System would radically alter our understanding of its probability.  

With the successful landing of the MERs and Curiosity on Mars, we see the beginning of real surface exploration of other worlds.  We also saw something perhaps unexpected.  Ordinary citizens came along for the ride.  Millions watched on the WWW, but thousands came out into the street to watch live in Times Square, New York and dozens of places world wide as the vehicle landed.  True, much of that night and the fascination of the wheeled vehicle zipping around the alien landscape was the technological thrill ride of it all.  But it also speaks well of our nation and says that intelligence is not quite dead yet, and that we in this nation do support space exploration  We do want to know what is out there.  With the vast volumes of data yet unexamined (we have much work to do) we may yet begin to understand what happened there while life began here.

Next Posts:
Voyager - A Solar System Wide Open
Milestones
Modern Mars
50 Years - What We've Learned (Parts 1-3)
The Future


          (USA-OH-Cleveland) RN-Hospital-Resident-J8-1-Vascular-Surgery-Stepdown   
**Job Summary:** We are a 25-bed surgical step-down telemetry unit with private rooms. Our patient census is largely individuals with vascular diseases/disorders. Common diagnoses include: acute DVT, extremity ischemia, abdominal aortic aneurysm, and peripheral ulcers. Most commonly, our post-operative patients are those who have undergone thrombolytic therapies, amputations, peripheral bypasses and vascular grafts or stenting. Co-morbidities of these patients often include hypertension, diabetes, renal failure and CAD. J81 is capable of cardiac monitoring on every patient. The patients admitted to J81 are evaluated by a physician team made up of a resident and PA. Through a collaborative process with the physicians and nursing personnel, a thorough assessment, plan of care, and therapeutic intervention for each patient is executed. Multidisciplinary rounds from Physical Therapy, Case Management, Respiratory Therapy, Nursing, Nutrition, Pharmacy and Social Services are frequently involved in assessing patient needs. J81 Research | Predictors of Pressure Ulcer Development in Patients with Vascular Disease. J81 has developed this research project based on our vascular patient population and the fact that there is limited research on patients with PAD. This project has been a work in progress for the past 3 years and has been published and presented multiple times the past two years. Provides direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization. **Responsibilities:** + Provides direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization. Implements and monitors patient care plans. + Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate. + Monitors and documents patient's condition and effectiveness and timeliness of care and/or interventions. + Evaluates, updates and revises plan of care to facilitate achievement of planned and expected outcomes. + Serves as a primary coordinator of all disciplines for well-coordinated patient care. + Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing protocol. + Notes and carries out physician and nursing orders. + Assesses and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team. + Assesses educational needs of the patient and significant others considering cultural issues and other special concerns. + Provides teaching and educational material as appropriate. + Validates and documents patient and family understanding of teaching. + Maintains professional growth and development through ongoing formal and informal education and clinical nursing study. + Other duties as assigned. **Education:** + Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing. BSN preferred. **Certifications:** + Current state licensure as Registered Nurse (RN). + Proof of Basic Life Support (BLS) certification must be presented upon hire. + If in a Critical Care area an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification must be presented upon hire or within first year of employment. + Within one year of hire RNs in Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation will achieve and maintain Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) with the exception of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit RNs who must achieve and maintain Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) provider status and RNs in the Special Delivery Unit, who must achieve and maintain Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). + ONS Chemo/Bio course complete within 2 years of employment if employed on units inpatient and/or outpatient where chemo is administered. + If in an Adult/Combined EDs, ACLS upon hire or within one year of beginning work in the Emergency Department. + If in a Pediatric ED, PALS upon hire or within one year of beginning work in the Emergency Department. + In Dedicated Trauma Centers, Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC - adult) or Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC - pediatric) upon hire or within 24 months of beginning work in the Emergency Department. + Vascular Access Registered Nurse (VARN) program attendance required and obtains either a Certified Registered Nurse Infusion (CRNI) or Vascular Access Board Certified (VA-BC) certification upon hire or within a year of hire in Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) areas. **Complexity of Work:** + Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. + Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action. **Work Experience:** + Minimum one year current acute care RN experience in a hospital setting required for acute care settings. + Minimum one year current acute care RN experience and/or skilled nursing facility (SNF) experience required for SNF care settings. + Minimum one year current acute care RN experience and/or rehab experience required for rehab care settings. + Minimum one year current acute care RN experience and/or Emergency Department (ED) experience required for ED settings. **Physical Requirements:** + Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patient, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. + Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time. + Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. + Requires working under stressful conditions and irregular hours. + Exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids. + Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. + Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work. **Personal Protective Equipment:** + Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required. The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic’s Smoking Policy will be offered smoking cessation assistance and will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility. Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
          (USA-TX-THE WOODLANDS) Firmware Engineer - Drill Bits - The Woodlands, TX   
LOCATION The Woodlands, TX 77380 EMPLOYMENT STATUS Full Time Regular ABOUT THIS JOB Baker Hughes Incorporated has an opening for a Firmware Engineer supporting the Drill Bits in the Woodlands, TX. As a leader in the oilfield services industry, Baker Hughes offers opportunities for qualified people who want to grow in our high performance organization. Our leading technologies and our ability to apply them safely and effectively create value for our customers and our shareholders. Baker Hughes is an Equal Employment Affirmative Action Employer. ROLE SYNOPSIS Baker Hughes Drill Bit Technology Group is seeking an Embedded Software Engineer as part of the Product Development team. This team member will be actively participating in design, analysis, and development of new technologies that will be incorporated in future product offerings from Baker Hughes. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES + The individual will be actively engaged in design and development of embedded software using C/C /Assembly. This software may be stand alone or part of a larger system. + Designs shall be optimized to meet performance, reliability, and feature requirements. + Additional activities may include: system design and specification, diagnosing of problem circuits/systems, component & system test software, and technical presentations. + Develop test plans and supervise execution of engineering tests at a system or a component level. + Write reports to summarize testing and communicate lessons learned. + Ensure design meets system level requirements (interface configuration, power, telemetry, system test software, operation software, etc.), and conforms to BHI standards and quality. + Identify potential areas for improvement in legacy designs and communicate to project team. + Creation of or participation in patents and technical papers is encouraged and rewarded. + Complete documentation and change management processes for product development + Capable of working with minimal supervision ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS + Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science with 3 years of Embedded Software development experience or Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with 2 years of Embedded Software development experience or PhD in Electrical Engineering with 1 years of Embedded Software development experience. + Demonstrated proficiency in Embedded Software development. + Sufficient skills and experience in software design and development using these languages; C/C /Assembly. + DSP / Micro-Controller / Microprocessor experience. + Low-level driver experience - I/O control, communication drivers, A/D sampling, Flash memory drivers, DMA control, High and Low Speed Data Acquisition. + Real-Time Operating system experience. + Experience with Communication protocols - Ethernet, SPI, RS485, SPORTs, RS232, CAN bus. + Experience with Analog and Digital circuits. + Digital Signal Processing. + Good technical and problem solving skills with a drive for results. + Ability to perform root cause analysis – hardware, software, firmware or system issues. + Excellent written and verbal communication skills. + Works well in teams and also independently. + Manages time well and makes quality decisions. + Basic project management skills. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS + Experience in designs for high temperature environments is preferred. + Familiarity with the oil and gas industry with a focus on downhole tools. + Experience with MATLAB and/or LabView. + Use of Emulators/Simulators/Debuggers. + Experience utilizing FPGAs using VHDL. OTHER DETAILS + Must be authorized to work in the US without sponsorship. COMPANY OVERVIEW Baker Hughes is a leading supplier of oilfield services, products, technology and systems to the worldwide oil and natural gas industry. By being the service company that best anticipates, understands and exceeds our customers' expectations, Baker Hughes Advances Reservoir Performance. The company's 39,000-plus employees work in more than 80 countries in geomarket teams that help customers find, evaluate, drill, produce, transport and process hydrocarbon resources. Baker Hughes' technology centers in the world's leading energy markets are pushing the boundaries to overcome progressively more complex challenges. Baker Hughes develops solutions designed to help manage operating expenses, maximize reserve recovery and boost overall return on investment through the entire life cycle of an oil or gas asset. Collaboration is the foundation upon which Baker Hughes builds our business and develops next-generation products and services for drilling and evaluation, completions and production and fluids and chemicals. For more information on Baker Hughes' century-long history, visit our website. _Baker Hughes is an Equal Employment Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, gender, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, race, national origin, ethnic origin, color, disability status, veteran status, religion, sexual orientation or any other protection guaranteed by local law._ _If you are applying to a position in the US and you are an individual with disability or a disabled veteran status, religion, sexual orientation or any other protection guaranteed by local lawran and would like any type of assistance to submit an application or to attend any recruitment or selection event, we would like to help you to ensure that your experience is as smooth as possible. If you need assistance, information, or answers to your questions, feel free to contact us or have any of your representatives contact us at Baker Hughes Application Assistance Toll Free at 1-866-324-4562. This method of contact has been put in place ONLY to be used by those internal and external applicants who have a disability and are requesting accommodation._ _For all other inquiries on your application, log in to your profile and click on the My Jobpage tab. General application status inquiries will not be handled by the call center._ **Job:** _Research and Development_ **Title:** _Firmware Engineer - Drill Bits - The Woodlands, TX_ **Location:** _NORTH AMERICA-UNITED STATES-Texas-THE WOODLANDS_ **Requisition ID:** _1708210_
          is nvidia now copying MS telemetry crap and uploading data ? Updated   
I got to digging into the latest Geforce drivers 382.53 and found 2 things that disturb me , with the driver package NVidia is installing its version...
          Internist - ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital - Bakersfield, CA   
These include a complete laboratory (CBC/Chemistry/ Criticare Express-Nova/Istat/SCA2000, SnapDx, VetTest), monitoring devices (Cardell Max 12/Telemetry/NIBP/...
From American Society of Nephrology Archways, Inc - Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:45:38 GMT - View all Bakersfield, CA jobs
          Using Cisco ISE Data to Drive Enhanced Event Visibility in Splunk   
Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) is commonly associated with use as a network access policy, BYOD and AAA platform. But to do its job in network policy, ISE collects a great breadth of telemetry about network users and devices. Whether a device is trying to access the network or is already connected, ISE knows specifics […]
          Comment on Sebastian Vettel on disciplinary tightrope after F1 stewards hit him for “potentially dangerous” driving by C63   
<blockquote><cite>Has telemetry not proven</cite></blockquote> Yes it has - quite conclusively. Unfortunately this fact does not fit the narrative that some would prefer, so they completely dismiss it or ignore it.
          Telemetry Transporter - University of Pennsylvania Health System - Philadelphia, PA   
Attach valid EMT certification and CPR when applying! Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives....
From University of Pennsylvania Health System - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:33:17 GMT - View all Philadelphia, PA jobs
          14SG-Channel 2.4GHz Computer Radio System   
The 14SG has it all. . . and more!
Futaba proudly introduces the 14SG, the only 14-channel system with revolutionary 2.4GHz FASSTest technology. It's also compatible with Futaba FASST and S-FHSS protocols, so you can fly with virtually any 2.4GHz air receiver Futaba produces.
The 14SG can transmit and receive telemetry data. Install Futaba telemetry sensors (sold separately) to monitor flight data, receive alerts while in flight and more. Heli pilots will prefer the 14SG's 3-axis gyro support — which makes the 14SG the perfect system for flybarless flight!
The innovations don't stop there. Turn the 14SG over, and you'll see the construction is as rock-solid as any other Futaba system. It's also very comfortable to use, thanks to rubber grips that help minimize flyer fatigue — an added bonus that pilots will appreciate.
The 14SG has so much to offer, we can't talk about everything here. To see everything that the 14SG can do, read on. . .
          Update (Windows 7 and 8 are now being updated to get Telemetry, same tracking as Windows 10)   
About the Diagnostics Tracking service Helping the overall application experience The diagnostics tracking service collects diagnostics about functional issues on Windows systems that participate in the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP). CEIP reports do not contain contact information, such as your name, address, or telephone number. This means CEIP will not ask you to participate in surveys or to read junk email, and you will not be contacted in any other way. For any released product with an option to participate in CEIP, you can select to start or stop participating at any time. Most programs make CEIP options available...
          Internist - ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital - Bakersfield, CA   
These include a complete laboratory (CBC/Chemistry/ Criticare Express-Nova/Istat/SCA2000, SnapDx, VetTest), monitoring devices (Cardell Max 12/Telemetry/NIBP/...
From American Society of Nephrology Archways, Inc - Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:45:38 GMT - View all Bakersfield, CA jobs
          (USA-WA-Redmond) Principal SW Engineering Lead-VPN   
Principal SW Engineering Lead-VPN **description** **job details:** + location:Redmond, WA + date posted:Wednesday, June 28, 2017 + job type:Permanent + reference:562550 The internet is a dangerous place; you can't read a news site, blog, or listen to a podcast without hearing about another cyber-attack. A huge reason the internet is perilous is also key to what makes it indispensable - the networking and connectivity. Our client is committed to delivering the technology to enable the "secure, connected, enterprise". To make that promise a reality, there is ongoing work on crucial pieces of the core platform technology and cloud services. We are looking for a Principal Software Engineering Lead to join the STACK Services team. This team owns the technology and services that powers Windows networking, peripherals and IoT. The ideal candidate is an experienced engineering lead who has a passion for networking, peripherals and IoT technologies as well as developing a high performing engineering team. As an engineering lead for this critical set of capabilities you will be leading a team of engineers to assure data on devices is always current and always reliable. You're the kind of person where milliseconds matter, and correctness and COGS is paramount. People live their lives and plan their days around what you do so you are determined to do it flawlessly. You will help develop the long-term vision and the robust, scalable and extensible architecture to achieve low latency perfection. You will drive development, scheduling, validation and delivery of components and features. Previous experience with building scalable cloud services is a must as you will be building a new cloud service. You will have an opportunity to build a services culture on the team. You will coach and mentor junior members of the team and work with members of the team to deliver amazing results according to schedule with the highest quality. You demonstrate cross-group leadership skills by effectively working across teams and thrive in high pressure environments. Primary Job Responsibilities: - Provide critical thinking, technical innovation, and attention to detail while serving as a trusted advisor in the team - Write clean well thought out code with an emphasis on quality, performance, simplicity, durability, scalability, and maintainability while also mentoring others to do the same - Execute on the team approach to Software Engineering by designing, coding, testing, debugging, building, and deploying - Use telemetry to improve the features and improve satisfaction - Gain a deep understanding of our client's businesses and collaborate with multiple partner teams to implement cohesive end-to-end experiences for our customers Qualifications: - BS in Computer Science or related field - 12+ years' experience developing software - 7+ years of people management experience building, developing and leading teams - Experience in developing network technology - Passion for iterative development and ability to design for robustness, longevity and extensibility across releases - Expert development skills in C++/C# - Design and development experience with distributed systems and operating systems - Previous design and development experience with scalable cloud services (e.g., bing, SQL Azure, Azure, ExO) - An interest in building a team with a services mindset in the Windows STACK Services team
          (USA-WA-Redmond) Principal SW Engineering Lead-DPR   
Principal SW Engineering Lead-DPR **description** **job details:** + location:Redmond, WA + date posted:Wednesday, June 28, 2017 + job type:Permanent + reference:562545 Nobody only has a single computing device any more. As time passes, the number of devices per person is increasing and everyone expects their experiences, settings, and configurations to follow them across devices. We are the Stack Services team, and we own the technology and services that power, among other things, the data protection, roaming, Universal and secure enterprise connectivity experiences. We use cloud services and cloud sync and transfer technologies to make people's data instantly available across all their devices including e-mail, calendar and contacts synchronization and settings roaming across devices. We are looking for an experienced Principal Software Engineer Lead to join the Data Protection and Roaming (DPR) team. The charter of the DPR team is: - To enable settings, configuration, and application data to follow users as they move from device to device so their experiences are cohesive across all their devices - To ensure that users can recover their data after hardware failures - To ensure that when users replace a device that their first experiences with the new device is already tailored to them, their data, and their preferences so they can begin to enjoy the new device right away. The ideal candidate is an experienced engineering lead who has a passion for sync and cloud technologies as well as developing a high performing engineering team. As an engineering lead for this critical set of capabilities you will be leading a team of engineers to assure data on devices is always current and always reliable. You're the kind of person where milliseconds matter and correctness and COGS is paramount. People live their lives and plan their days around what you do so you are determined to do it flawlessly. You will be responsible for developing the long-term vision and the robust, scalable and extensible architecture to achieve low latency perfection. You will drive development, scheduling, validation and delivery of components and features. Previous experience with building scalable cloud services is a must as you will be building a new cloud service. You will have an opportunity to build a services culture on the team. You will coach and mentor junior members of the team and work with members of the team to deliver amazing results according to schedule with the highest quality. You demonstrate cross-group leadership skills by effectively working across teams and thrive in high pressure environments. Primary Job Responsibilities: - Provide critical thinking, technical innovation, and attention to detail - Write clean well thought out code with an emphasis on quality, performance, simplicity, durability, scalability, and maintainability while also mentoring others to do the same. - Execute on the team approach to Software Engineering by designing, coding, test automation, testing, debugging, building, and deploying. - Use telemetry to improve the features and improve satisfaction - Gain a deep understanding of our client's businesses and collaborate with multiple client partner teams to implement cohesive end-to-end experiences for our customers. Qualifications: - BS or MS in Computer Science or 14+ years of software development experience - 12+ years of experience building and shipping high performance and scalable software - 7+ years of people management experience building, developing and leading teams - Passion for iterative development, and ability to design for robustness, longevity, and extensibility across releases - Expert development skills in C++/C# Experience with COM and WinRT APIs - Design and development experience with distributed systems and operating systems - Previous design and development experience with scalable cloud services (e.g., bing, SQL Azure, Azure, ExO) - An interest in building new services and services culture in the Windows STACK Services team
          RN, Registered Nurse- Louisiana   
LA-Alexandria, Summary: At CHRISTUS Health, we pride ourselves on associate engagement and our continuous growth and expansion. By combining your passion for nursing with our CORE Values of Dignity, Integrity, Excellence, Compassion, and Stewardship, together we can continue providing the best care for our patients and their families! CHRISTUS Health Louisiana is seeking nurses for our ED, ICU and Telemetry unit
          Microsoft Windows Telemetry Exposes Nasty Petya Ransomware Spreading Globally In 65 Countries   
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          (USA-NY-New York) Clinical Nurse - Interventional Radiology   
**Clinical Nurse – Interventional Radiology** **Job Posting Number: 12919** Nursing – Other New York,NY June 28, 2017 **Company Overview:** At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes. For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. **_Join us and make a difference every day._** **Job Details:** Interventional Radiology (IR) nurses manage the nursing care of patients undergoing minimally invasive image guided procedures. **You are:** + An experienced Registered Nurse (RN) + A good decision-maker, with proven success at making timely decisions that maintain high standards of nursing care within the organization + Actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged + Approachable – someone who is comfortable with diverse groups of people and able to make others comfortable with you + An effective communicator + Action-oriented and eager to embrace new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm **You will:** + Cross train to all three IR areas including: + A 10-bed pre-op unit, managing pre-procedure work-up for patients on the day of their procedure + The IR procedure rooms, administering moderate sedation and hemodynamically monitoring patients + The CIGI (Center of Imaged Guided Interventions), where the RN circulates in procedure rooms to support patients undergoing IR procedures **You need:** + At least 2 years of med surg, ICU, ER or other acute care experience in an acute care setting with telemetry as a strong skills-set + A current NYS RN license + Bachelor’s of Nursing (BSN) **Hours:** 10 hours shifts flexed between 6am-8pm with weekend and holiday call required. \#LI-MA1 MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.
          Design, Development, Supply, Installation, Commissioning Of End Of Train Telemetry (eott) System Comprising Of Equipment As Specified In Clause 5.0 Of The Specification Along With Training Of Ir Personnel For 1280 Mandays And Comprehensive Annual Maintena   
Buyer: MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
          Telemetry Transporter - University of Pennsylvania Health System - Philadelphia, PA   
Attach valid EMT certification and CPR when applying! Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives....
From University of Pennsylvania Health System - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:33:17 GMT - View all Philadelphia, PA jobs
          RN - Cardiac Telemetry PRN Nights Monday-Friday   
Ascension - Nashville, TN - Job ID: 190207 RN - Cardiac Telemetry PRN Nights Monday-Friday Nashville, Tennessee Regular / Night Additional Job Information Title...
          AirStrip One Web Client Receives U.S. Regulatory Clearance   
AirStrip One, ECG management, web client, U.S. clearance

October 11, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued 510(K) Class II clearance to a web client for the AirStrip One mobile interoperability platform and application. The system can be run on desktops and laptops using Internet Explorer and Google Chrome.

AirStrip Chief Development Officer JF Lancelot said the AirStrip One web client is capable of displaying patient waveforms in near-real time, as well as alarms generated by bedside monitors.

AirStrip also recently received a U.S. patent for new functionality: ECG waveform ‘visual calipers’ within AirStrip One that allow clinicians to make measurements on digital waveforms, combine measurements, create waveform snippets and append documentation.

The information collected using AirStrip One with visual calipers can then be constructed into a single document or booklet to document more complex events, which can be exported into the electronic medical record (EMR). Structured data elements can also be sent into the EMR or a document management system.

Clinicians can quickly and accurately select the relevant ‘pre-, during and post-’ snippets during a complex cardiac event, supporting faster and more informed cardiac care decisions. Visual calipers can also be used to perform measurements without sending any information to an EMR.

ECGs are commonly taken for the diagnosis of various classes of patients, providing a host of information to analyze cardiovascular health, including potential cardiac disease and arrhythmia. Nurses and telemetry technicians currently carry the burden of documenting baseline ECGs for patients at every shift. Instead of having to physically cut and tape paper ECGs for placement in charts or scanning into the EMR, AirStrip ONE with visual snippets enables this task to be automated.

Lancelot said the visual calipers and snippets functions promise to have a substantial impact not only on tele-ICU (intensive care unit) and tele-CV (cardiovascular) services, but also on clinical workflows for alarm management. Time spent on documentation can be reduced and more precise information about the patient can be made available more quickly in the EMR. In addition, clinicians can reduce the time spent on non-clinical tasks such as finding, scanning, clipping and transporting paperwork.

AirStrip officials anticipate announcing the first customers to use AirStrip One with visual calipers in the near future. AirStrip was recently granted similar patents in Japan and Australia.

For more information: www.airstrip.com


          (USA-WA-BURIEN) RN - Registered Nurse - Telemetry   
**RN - Registered Nurse - Telemetry** **Description** CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country. Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team! Job Summary: This position is responsible for providing nursing care of all patients admitted to the Telemetry Unit. Work is performed under standards of safety and care that provide instruction/guidance for taking care of issues and patient needs in the absence of a physician. Requires the use of judgment and critical thinking skills in making decisions regarding patient care (within the scope of practice), including knowledge and integration of available standards, resources and data, and in the efficient utilization of staff/resources. Work involves continuous contact with physicians, patients, patient families, community agencies, patient care staff and management. An incumbent is accountable for the quality of care provided to patients, and has the authority to direct care, provide education, seek resources at the unit/department level, and delegate appropriate tasks. Essential Duties: Recognizes cardiac arrhythmias after telemetry training, and provides appropriate interventions. Manages the care of patients with temporary pacemakers Identifies the cardiac patient at risk for complications and provides appropriate interventions. Adheres to the department’s and hospital’s policies and procedures, including safety, risk management and regulatory standards. Keeps abreast of trends, developments and regulatory requirements impacting matters within designated scope of responsibility. Administers, oversees and documents the administration of medications (e.g., topically, orally, intramuscularly, subcutaneously and intravenously) as ordered by the healthcare practitioner and in accordance with hospital policy. Assesses patient to include physical, psychosocial, cultural, behavioral/emotional, developmental and spiritual needs. Gathers data relevant for patient care. Implements appropriate patient interventions and evaluates outcomes. Plans care appropriately based on needs identified during initial and on-going assessments. Provides holistic, comprehensive, and professional nursing care to patient within the scope of practice. Implements appropriate patient interventions and evaluates outcomes. Prepares patient for discharge and assists with coordinating post discharge needs. Cultural Sensitivity and Competence: Demonstrates proper use of available communication tools/materials for effective communication and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment and services. Patient Populations Served: Demonstrates knowledge and proper skills associated with the department’s defined specific populations served. Demonstrates competent professional practice and engages in opportunities for professional growth. Demonstrates self accountability to meet stated deadlines for all mandatory requirements. Documents care delivered and patient status utilizing the nursing process in accordance with FHS standards of care, for example, changes in patient condition, patient responses to intervention and reassessments of pertinent findings. Receives and assures appropriateness, accuracy, timeliness and execution of physician orders. Identifies opportunities for, and participates in, performance/quality improvement activities to improve clinical outcomes, healthcare delivery systems and address patient safety/satisfaction and cost containment. Incorporates critical thinking into daily practice as demonstrated by quality of care provided, transfer of knowledge, follow through and patient outcomes. Leads, coordinates, and communicates the ongoing delivery of patient care services provided by members of assigned patient care teams(s); considers patient acuity and the competencies of care team members in delegating and assigning work and in adjusting assignments as necessary; assesses and monitors team performance to ensure the quality of care provided is consistent with the FHS standards and regulatory requirements. Coordinates nursing care and advocates for patient needs so that all appropriate disciplines are informed of and participating in the plan of care. Prepares patient for examination/procedure. Routinely explains delays. Assesses, monitors, and intervenes as indicated during and post examination or procedure. Provides health care education and guidance to patient and/or families. Educates regarding results, findings and diagnoses to patient and/or patient’s family within scope of practice. Performs related duties as required. Additional Responsibilities: Adheres to and exhibits our Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence. **Qualifications** Certifications Not Specified Education Not Specified Language Not Specified **Job** Nursing - RN **Primary Location** WASHINGTON-BURIEN-HIGHLINE MEDICAL CENTER **Daily Schedule** 7:00pm - 7:30am **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 72 **Weekends Required** Every Other **Req ID:** 2017-R0118642
          (USA-WA-BURIEN) RN - Registered Nurse - Telemetry   
**RN - Registered Nurse - Telemetry** **Description** CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country. Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team! Job Summary: This position is responsible for providing nursing care of all patients admitted to the Telemetry Unit. Work is performed under standards of safety and care that provide instruction/guidance for taking care of issues and patient needs in the absence of a physician. Requires the use of judgment and critical thinking skills in making decisions regarding patient care (within the scope of practice), including knowledge and integration of available standards, resources and data, and in the efficient utilization of staff/resources. Work involves continuous contact with physicians, patients, patient families, community agencies, patient care staff and management. An incumbent is accountable for the quality of care provided to patients, and has the authority to direct care, provide education, seek resources at the unit/department level, and delegate appropriate tasks. Essential Duties: Recognizes cardiac arrhythmias after telemetry training, and provides appropriate interventions. Manages the care of patients with temporary pacemakers Identifies the cardiac patient at risk for complications and provides appropriate interventions. Adheres to the department’s and hospital’s policies and procedures, including safety, risk management and regulatory standards. Keeps abreast of trends, developments and regulatory requirements impacting matters within designated scope of responsibility. Administers, oversees and documents the administration of medications (e.g., topically, orally, intramuscularly, subcutaneously and intravenously) as ordered by the healthcare practitioner and in accordance with hospital policy. Assesses patient to include physical, psychosocial, cultural, behavioral/emotional, developmental and spiritual needs. Gathers data relevant for patient care. Implements appropriate patient interventions and evaluates outcomes. Plans care appropriately based on needs identified during initial and on-going assessments. Provides holistic, comprehensive, and professional nursing care to patient within the scope of practice. Implements appropriate patient interventions and evaluates outcomes. Prepares patient for discharge and assists with coordinating post discharge needs. Cultural Sensitivity and Competence: Demonstrates proper use of available communication tools/materials for effective communication and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment and services. Patient Populations Served: Demonstrates knowledge and proper skills associated with the department’s defined specific populations served. Demonstrates competent professional practice and engages in opportunities for professional growth. Demonstrates self accountability to meet stated deadlines for all mandatory requirements. Documents care delivered and patient status utilizing the nursing process in accordance with FHS standards of care, for example, changes in patient condition, patient responses to intervention and reassessments of pertinent findings. Receives and assures appropriateness, accuracy, timeliness and execution of physician orders. Identifies opportunities for, and participates in, performance/quality improvement activities to improve clinical outcomes, healthcare delivery systems and address patient safety/satisfaction and cost containment. Incorporates critical thinking into daily practice as demonstrated by quality of care provided, transfer of knowledge, follow through and patient outcomes. Leads, coordinates, and communicates the ongoing delivery of patient care services provided by members of assigned patient care teams(s); considers patient acuity and the competencies of care team members in delegating and assigning work and in adjusting assignments as necessary; assesses and monitors team performance to ensure the quality of care provided is consistent with the FHS standards and regulatory requirements. Coordinates nursing care and advocates for patient needs so that all appropriate disciplines are informed of and participating in the plan of care. Prepares patient for examination/procedure. Routinely explains delays. Assesses, monitors, and intervenes as indicated during and post examination or procedure. Provides health care education and guidance to patient and/or families. Educates regarding results, findings and diagnoses to patient and/or patient’s family within scope of practice. Performs related duties as required. Additional Responsibilities: Adheres to and exhibits our Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence. **Qualifications** Education/Experience: Two years previous Medical-Surgical experience within the last three years and expertise in Medical-Surgical level OR new graduate with successful completion of med-surg residency program. Cardiac nursing preferred. Completion of a rhythm interpretation course preferred. (Telemetry training programs are available and FHS is willing to train.) Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. One year of related work experience in an acute care setting is preferred. Possession of a BSN degree is preferred. **Job** Nursing - RN **Primary Location** WASHINGTON-BURIEN-HIGHLINE MEDICAL CENTER **Daily Schedule** 7:00pm - 7:30am **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 72 **Weekends Required** Every Other **Req ID:** 2017-R0118643
          (USA-WA-BURIEN) RN - Registered Nurse - Telemetry   
**RN - Registered Nurse - Telemetry** **Description** CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country. Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team! Job Summary: This position is responsible for providing nursing care of all patients admitted to the Telemetry Unit. Work is performed under standards of safety and care that provide instruction/guidance for taking care of issues and patient needs in the absence of a physician. Requires the use of judgment and critical thinking skills in making decisions regarding patient care (within the scope of practice), including knowledge and integration of available standards, resources and data, and in the efficient utilization of staff/resources. Work involves continuous contact with physicians, patients, patient families, community agencies, patient care staff and management. An incumbent is accountable for the quality of care provided to patients, and has the authority to direct care, provide education, seek resources at the unit/department level, and delegate appropriate tasks. Essential Duties: Recognizes cardiac arrhythmias after telemetry training, and provides appropriate interventions. Manages the care of patients with temporary pacemakers Identifies the cardiac patient at risk for complications and provides appropriate interventions. Adheres to the department’s and hospital’s policies and procedures, including safety, risk management and regulatory standards. Keeps abreast of trends, developments and regulatory requirements impacting matters within designated scope of responsibility. Administers, oversees and documents the administration of medications (e.g., topically, orally, intramuscularly, subcutaneously and intravenously) as ordered by the healthcare practitioner and in accordance with hospital policy. Assesses patient to include physical, psychosocial, cultural, behavioral/emotional, developmental and spiritual needs. Gathers data relevant for patient care. Implements appropriate patient interventions and evaluates outcomes. Plans care appropriately based on needs identified during initial and on-going assessments. Provides holistic, comprehensive, and professional nursing care to patient within the scope of practice. Implements appropriate patient interventions and evaluates outcomes. Prepares patient for discharge and assists with coordinating post discharge needs. Cultural Sensitivity and Competence: Demonstrates proper use of available communication tools/materials for effective communication and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment and services. Patient Populations Served: Demonstrates knowledge and proper skills associated with the department’s defined specific populations served. Demonstrates competent professional practice and engages in opportunities for professional growth. Demonstrates self accountability to meet stated deadlines for all mandatory requirements. Documents care delivered and patient status utilizing the nursing process in accordance with FHS standards of care, for example, changes in patient condition, patient responses to intervention and reassessments of pertinent findings. Receives and assures appropriateness, accuracy, timeliness and execution of physician orders. Identifies opportunities for, and participates in, performance/quality improvement activities to improve clinical outcomes, healthcare delivery systems and address patient safety/satisfaction and cost containment. Incorporates critical thinking into daily practice as demonstrated by quality of care provided, transfer of knowledge, follow through and patient outcomes. Leads, coordinates, and communicates the ongoing delivery of patient care services provided by members of assigned patient care teams(s); considers patient acuity and the competencies of care team members in delegating and assigning work and in adjusting assignments as necessary; assesses and monitors team performance to ensure the quality of care provided is consistent with the FHS standards and regulatory requirements. Coordinates nursing care and advocates for patient needs so that all appropriate disciplines are informed of and participating in the plan of care. Prepares patient for examination/procedure. Routinely explains delays. Assesses, monitors, and intervenes as indicated during and post examination or procedure. Provides health care education and guidance to patient and/or families. Educates regarding results, findings and diagnoses to patient and/or patient’s family within scope of practice. Performs related duties as required. Additional Responsibilities: Adheres to and exhibits our Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence. **Qualifications** Education/Experience: Two years previous Medical-Surgical experience within the last three years and expertise in Medical-Surgical level OR new graduate with successful completion of med-surg residency program. Cardiac nursing preferred. Completion of a rhythm interpretation course preferred. (Telemetry training programs are available and FHS is willing to train.) Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. One year of related work experience in an acute care setting is preferred. Possession of a BSN degree is preferred. **Job** Nursing - RN **Primary Location** WASHINGTON-BURIEN-HIGHLINE MEDICAL CENTER **Daily Schedule** 7:00am - 7:30pm **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 72 **Weekends Required** Every Other **Req ID:** 2017-R0118646
          (USA-WA-Yakima) CNA - Advanced Care Unit - 36 hrs/Days   
**Description:** Performs various direct patient care activities under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Assists patients in dressing or undressing, bathing, or eating. Collects non-invasive body fluid specimens or gathers vital signs but does not start or administer intravenous fluids. Aids physicians and nursing staff members with procedures if needed. Documents patient interactions as needed. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a registered nurse or manager. **Qualifications** Requires a high school diploma and certification from an accredited nursing assistant program. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. **Job:** _Telemetry_ **Organization:** _Yakima Regional Medical & Cardiac Center_ **Location:** _WA-Yakima_ **Requisition ID:** _1735210_
          (USA-WA-Redmond) Service Engineer 2   
“Cybersecurity is like going to the gym, you can’t get better by watching others, you’ve got to go there every day.” ~Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft At Microsoft we believe in the strength of our operational security posture to protect our customer data, supply chain, devices and our intellectual property. If that sounds like an important job to you – you’re right – and that’s why we need your help! We have an exciting opportunity for a Service Engineer who is passionate about security, reliability and design. We are looking for a Service Engineer who is ready to be a part of a team that moves fast, leverages continuous delivery practices, and is centered at the customer experience. RESPONSIBILITIES: Set-up •New server set-up •Server upgrades (release management) •Capacity planning •Data ingestion Maintain •Asset tracking and configuration management •Patching •System health telemetry and monitoring •System troubleshooting (incident management) •Change management Improve •Automation and optimization •Problem management QUALIFICATIONS: •4+ years experience in Linux and Windows basic administration •Demonstrated expertise in web services, virtualization and cloud concepts •Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) •Outstanding problem-solving skills and passion to solve hard problems as part of a team •Experience in automation, specifically related to deployment, recovery, or other manual processes Experience in many of the following: •ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) process •Solr •MySQL / MS SQL Server •SQL, including queries •Syslog •C#, PowerShell PREFERRED, NOT REQUIRED: •User and Entity Behavior Analytic (UEBA) AND/OR Machine Learning experience •SIEM Familiarity •Knowledge of security software & network/network security components •At least one industry relevant information security certificate (GCIA, GCIH, CISSP, OSCP) ISRM ISRMJOBS Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to askstaff@microsoft.com. Information technology (IT) & operations
          (USA-WA-Redmond) Program Manager 2   
Office 365 is the world's largest enterprise cloud service, and is one of the fastest growing services at Microsoft. Our customers trust Office 365 to securely store and protect their data, and this trust is a major driver of the growth of our business. The O365 Core Security team is committed to ensuring that customer data is protected at all times, even with a rapidly growing and evolving service. A big part of this is designing and implementing systems that allow us to rapidly detect and mitigate threats to our service. To this end, the security program management team is looking for an exceptional program manager to lead our security monitoring work. This work focuses building high-scale systems and algorithms that can catch attackers before they cause damage to the service or compromise customer data. In this role, you don’t have to begin as a security expert. Bring your passion, your intellectual horsepower, your creativity and your entrepreneurship to a problem whose greatest strengths are also the greatest challenges: cloud scale and agility. You will become an expert in our service’s security telemetry. You will figure out how to quantitatively model attacker behavior, and you will work with our engineering teams to build intelligent systems that implement this logic. You will work across the organization to ensure that your work covers all systems comprising O365. In addition to building security monitoring systems, you will build tools and systems that allow us to mitigate -- at scale -- any attacks that are detected. This will ensure that we can respond as effectively as possible before an attacker can get to customer data. Basic Qualifications: • 2+ years of experience designing or developing Services Preferred Qualifications: • Experience with data analytics/visualization tools: Excel, R, MATLAB, Hadoop/MapReduce platforms • Quantitative background: math, CS, physics, stats, OR, etc. • Solid communication skills, both written and presentation skills Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings: Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter. Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, protected genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristics protected by local laws, regulations, or ordinances. Program management (engineering)
          (USA-WA-Redmond) Program Manager II, Azure Security Team   
Security is a top customer concern for adopting cloud services and Microsoft is betting heavily on the success of our Azure cloud platform. If you are looking for a challenge and passionate about protecting Microsoft and customers assets in the cloud, Azure security team has the right role for you! The Azure security team is looking for a Program manager who can define and drive security improvements for our services to protect our customers and infrastructure. The position we are looking for is a highly visible one with significant responsibility and large scope. It is a great opportunity for anyone who loves security and wants to make an impact! Responsibilities include: •Create, define and drive a division-wide program to continuously improve service security. •Champion proper service analysis, support and reporting for the program across all Cloud and Enterprise services. •Manage service security-related risk and risk mitigation strategy to the leadership team •Represent Microsoft in industry organizations for security and compliance initiatives A successful candidate will have: •5+ years of experience in a security and cloud services experience •Deep knowledge in Windows systems and cloud security. •Experience using telemetry for data analysis to improve security and compliance. •Ability to drive large, complex programs and solutions using both direct and virtual teams. •In-depth knowledge and understanding of security risk and threat assessment methodologies. •Experience with Microsoft and server technology. •Strong communication skills Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings: Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter. Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to askstaff@microsoft.com. Program management (engineering)
          (USA-WA-Redmond) Service Engineer 2   
Microsoft IT team members are strategic business partners and are the first to create innovative solutions exploiting Microsoft’s newest enterprise products and services. Microsoft IT provides career growth opportunities, a rewarding and flexible work environment so you can better integrate professional and personal life. Unlike other IT organizations, Microsoft IT employees make global impact on thousands of employees and millions of customers of Microsoft platforms and services. We are looking for energetic Service engineers who are passionate about monitoring enterprise scale services built using cloud technologies, System telemetry and automation. You will be managing complex monitoring platform for a large ecosystem, implement system health model for services modern micro services using AI/OMS, implementing Enhancement and Advanced Feature for SCCM. You will be leveraging Microsoft and open-source technologies, and Azure cloud computing platforms and services. This role also provides additional opportunities to gain experience in telemetry modeling investments in new capacity based on various growth scenarios and type of capacity needed, and in optimizing system alerts. Roles/Responsibilities • Design and Define the health model for business services engineered using micro services ecosystem. • Instrument the code for System Telemetry using Application Insights SDK • Collaborates with Engineering and PM counterparts to translate technical requirements into monitoring components of a service architecture, and operability into our monitoring platform. • Build and Manage SCCM infrastructure for OS Deployments, Patching, Antimalware, Inventory, Agent/SCCM Roles Investigation for Factory Infrastructure • Build and Manage SCOM Infrastructure required at Factory Sites. • Develops custom code in Azure Automation and Azure functions for auto healing • Leverage PowerShell and other means to quickly automate processes to resolve issues experienced by customers. • Design, write and deliver software to improve the availability, scalability, latency, and efficiency of Azure Storage. • Understanding of Azure Management API • Write Kusto/OMS queries to create alerts • Configuring OMS solutions for Security, Service Fabric, Usage etc... • Create Power BI/OMS Dashboards for Business and System Alerts • Cost Optimization of our Cloud Monitoring Tools BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: • Four-year college degree in Information Technology, Information Security, related field or equivalent work experience • Five years of experience in a large enterprise in an engineering or delivery role • Five years of experience working with scripting languages and other automation tools, e.g., PowerShell, SQL, etc. • 4+ years of experience working with monitoring platforms such as SCOM, OMS,AI OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: • Interpersonal relationship skills • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously • Customer service skills and experience • Excellent analytical ability and communications skills PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: • MS in Computer Science, mathematics, applied science, or related field • 5 years of experience in supporting enterprise scale monitoring platform across technology stack. • Prior supply chain or network/data center operations analytics experience is highly valued Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to askstaff@microsoft.com. Information technology (IT) & operations
          (USA-WA-Redmond) Software Engineer   
Do you want to work on cutting edge cloud technologies in a platform team? Do you want to be part of the team that builds mission critical systems and services over which transactions worth billions of dollars run? Do you have the programming skills, attention to details and quality, passion for building cloud systems and services that delights our customers? Do you want to be part of a diverse, fast paced and highly technical team that takes pride in delivering value to our business customers on time with quality in an agile cadence? If your answer is “YES” to all of them, congratulations! You are a prospective candidate for the software Engineering team in the Finance & Professional Services organization in Microsoft MSIT division. We are looking for excellent software engineers that will be part of this great team and contribute to the Finance services evolution. As a software engineer, you will be involved in designing, coding and testing features that enable our mission critical business partners. You will develop software and services at scale, innovating on the latest technologies (Cloud, Big Data, Mobile, Social, Security Software and services) while engineering for automated testing (in a TDD environment), Continuous Integration & Deployment as well as instrumenting telemetry that helps us monitor our service and helps diagnose and resolve issues quickly. You will work closely with peers across teams to help build flexible and high-performing components that enable next generation of business services. This is a data-driven and fast paced environment - where engineers are empowered to innovate and take ideas from concept to scale. Job Responsibilities • Design and develop large scale distributed software services and solutions • Practice Agile+ software development by adding and leveraging Telemetry/Instrumentation to our components and services to drive decisions while executing in an agile cadence for engineering activities such as: designing, coding, testing, debugging and incident management. • Adhere to and drive sound software engineering practices through design reviews, system design through well-defined interfaces across multiple components, code reviews, leveraging data / telemetry to make decisions. • Develop “best-in-class” engineering for our services by ensuring that the services and the components are: well-defined and modularized, secure, reliable, diagnosable, actively monitored and reusable. • Lead the team in adopting relevant new technologies, tools, methods and processes from Microsoft and industry. • Pays utmost attention to quality right from the design phase, incorporating TDD practices and are engineered for testability • Exposes test coverage issues, organizes and implements integration tests, and resolves problem areas. • Considers testability, portability/monitoring, reliability, and maintainability, and understands when his or her code is ready to be shared and delivered. • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Gain a working understanding of Microsoft businesses and collaborate with mentors and leaders in order to contribute to cohesive, end-to-end experiences for our users. • Applies coding patterns and best practices. • Collaborate effectively with other disciplines of the project team. • Stay educated on existing, emerging technologies and do POCs to evaluate technology fits for customer needs. Required Qualifications: • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline • 2+ years development and testing experience in Object Oriented Language or Web development • 1+ years’ experience designing and implementing Service Oriented Architecture, REST, OData services • 2+ years’ experience working with large scale distributed systems / services • 1+ years of experience with Relational Database development and performance tuning • 2+ years of software development experience in building enterprise applications Preferred Qualifications: • MS in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline • Experience in Agile execution/delivery • Experience building Telemetry systems and/or adding instrumentation to large scale distributed systems that helps us collect metrics • Knowledge in client-side web application development (2+ years) As you may have notes from above, this position presents a great opportunity to contribute to an effort that is highly strategic to Microsoft. If you think you have it in you to join us, send us your resume right away!!!!! Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to askstaff@microsoft.com. Information technology (IT) & operations
          EQS-Adhoc: LifeWatch AG: BioTelemetry veröffentlicht provisorisches Endergebnis des öffentlichen Übernahmeangebotes für LifeWatch   
EQS Group-Ad-hoc: LifeWatch AG / Schlagwort(e): Übernahmeangebot LifeWatch AG: BioTelemetry veröffentlicht provisorisches Endergebnis des öffentlichen Übernahmeangebotes für LifeWatch 29.06.2017 / 06:58 CET/CEST Veröffentlichung einer Ad-hoc-Mitteilung gemäss Art. 53 KR BioTelemetry veröffentlicht provisorisches Endergebnis des...
          EQS-Adhoc: LifeWatch AG: BioTelemetry releases provisional end result of public offer for LifeWatch   
EQS Group-Ad-hoc: LifeWatch AG / Key word(s): Offer LifeWatch AG: BioTelemetry releases provisional end result of public offer for LifeWatch 29-Jun-2017 / 06:58 CET/CEST Release of an ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 KR BioTelemetry releases provisional end result of public offer for LifeWatch ZUG/Switzerland, June 29...
          EQS-Adhoc: LifeWatch AG: BioTelemetry veröffentlicht provisorisches Endergebnis des öffentlichen Übernahmeangebotes für LifeWatch   
EQS Group-Ad-hoc: LifeWatch AG / Schlagwort(e): Übernahmeangebot LifeWatch AG: BioTelemetry veröffentlicht provisorisches Endergebnis des öffentlichen Übernahmeangebotes für LifeWatch 2017-06-29 / 06:58 CET/CEST Veröffentlichung einer Ad-hoc-Mitteilung gemäss Art. 53 KR BioTelemetry veröffentlicht provisorisches Endergebnis des...
          EQS-Adhoc: LifeWatch AG: BioTelemetry ver -2-   
DJ EQS-Adhoc: LifeWatch AG: BioTelemetry veröffentlicht provisorisches Endergebnis des öffentlichen Übernahmeangebotes für LifeWatch EQS Group-Ad-hoc: LifeWatch AG / Schlagwort(e): Übernahmeangebot LifeWatch AG: BioTelemetry veröffentlicht provisorisches Endergebnis des öffentlichen Übernahmeangebotes für LifeWatch 2017-06-29...
          EQS-Adhoc: LifeWatch AG: BioTelemetry annonce le résultat final provisoire   
EQS Group-Ad-hoc: LifeWatch AG / Mot-clé(s): Offre d'acquisition LifeWatch AG: BioTelemetry annonce le résultat final provisoire 2017-06-29 / 06:58 CET/CEST Publication d'un communiqué ad hoc en vertu de l'article 53 du RC. Le contenu relève de la responsabilité de l'émetteur. BioTelemetry annonce le résultat final provisoire...
          EQS-Adhoc: LifeWatch AG: BioTelemetry veröffentlicht provisorisches Endergebnis des öffentlichen Übernahmeangebotes für LifeWatch   
LifeWatch AG: EQS Group-Ad-hoc: LifeWatch AG / Schlagwort(e): Übernahmeangebot LifeWatch AG: BioTelemetry veröffentlicht provisorisches Endergebnis des öffentlichen Übernahmeangebotes für LifeWatch 29.06.2017 / 06:58 CET/CEST Veröffentlichung einer ...
          Internist - ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital - Bakersfield, CA   
These include a complete laboratory (CBC/Chemistry/ Criticare Express-Nova/Istat/SCA2000, SnapDx, VetTest), monitoring devices (Cardell Max 12/Telemetry/NIBP/...
From American Society of Nephrology Archways, Inc - Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:45:38 GMT - View all Bakersfield, CA jobs
          Telemetry Transporter - University of Pennsylvania Health System - Philadelphia, PA   
Attach valid EMT certification and CPR when applying! Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives....
From University of Pennsylvania Health System - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:33:17 GMT - View all Philadelphia, PA jobs
          Telemedizin - Lifewatch kurz vor der Übernahme   
Die Übernahme des Telemedizin-Anbieters Lifewatch durch den Mitbewerber BioTelemetry ist auf Kurs. Die Amerikaner halten bereits 97 Prozent der Aktien.
          (USA-VA-Petersburg) Monitor Tech-FT-Nights-4 West Telemetry/Step-Down Unit   
**Description:** The Monitor Technician functions under the direction of the professional nurse. The monitor technician is responsible for cardiac monitor observation and reporting of cardiac rhythm changes to the nursing staff for further investigation when indicated. The Monitor technician will demonstrate knowledge appropriate to the age of the patients served. Demonstration of knowledge will include principles of growth and development and interpretation of information and data to identify the patient s age-specific needs. Performs other duties incidental to the work described herein. **Qualifications** Education: **High School Graduate or GED certificate** **Must posses communication/writing skill, physical/emotion stamina** **Experience:** **EMT and/or equivalent acute care, clinical experience preferred.** **SRMC will provide a basic dysrhythmia course, successful completion of this course is required.** **Job:** **_Telemetry_** **Organization:** **_Southside Regional Medical Center_** **Location:** **_VA-Petersburg_** **Requisition ID:** **_1738930_**
          Internist - ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital - Bakersfield, CA   
These include a complete laboratory (CBC/Chemistry/ Criticare Express-Nova/Istat/SCA2000, SnapDx, VetTest), monitoring devices (Cardell Max 12/Telemetry/NIBP/...
From American Society of Nephrology Archways, Inc - Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:45:38 GMT - View all Bakersfield, CA jobs
          Junior Electronics and Software Design Engineer   
CA-Davis, Job Description Description: Our client located in Davis, CA is seeking a Junior Electronics and Software Design Engineer for their new product development group. Our client specializes in the design and development of Client, totally implantable biotelemetry systems for academic research and pharmaceutical industries. The successful applicant will develop, design and test implantable and external
          TeleMini3   

TeleMini V3.0 Dual-deploy altimeter with telemetry now available

TeleMini v3.0 is an update to our original TeleMini v1.0 flight computer. It is a miniature (1/2 inch by 1.7 inch) dual-deploy flight computer with data logging and radio telemetry. Small enough to fit comfortably in an 18mm tube, this powerful package does everything you need on a single board:

  • 512kB on-board data logging memory, compared with 5kB in v1.

  • 40mW, 70cm ham-band digital transceiver for in-flight telemetry and on-the-ground configuration, compared to 10mW in v1.

  • Transmitted telemetry includes altitude, speed, acceleration, flight state, igniter continutity, temperature and battery voltage. Monitor the state of the rocket before, during and after flight.

  • Radio direction finding beacon transmitted during and after flight. This beacon can be received with a regular 70cm Amateur radio receiver.

  • Barometer accurate to 100k' MSL. Reliable apogee detection, independent of flight path. Barometric data recorded on-board during flight. The v1 boards could only fly to 45k'.

  • Dual-deploy with adjustable apogee delay and main altitude. Fires standard e-matches and Q2G2 igniters.

  • 0.5” x 1.7”. Fits easily in an 18mm tube. This is slightly longer than the v1 boards to provide room for two extra mounting holes past the pyro screw terminals.

  • Uses rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery technology. All-day power in a small and light-weight package.

  • Learn more at http://www.altusmetrum.org/TeleMini/

  • Purchase these at http://shop.gag.com/home-page/telemini-v3.html

I don't have anything in these images to show just how tiny this board is—but the spacing between the screw terminals is 2.54mm (0.1in), and the whole board is only 13mm wide (1/2in).

This was a fun board to design. As you might guess from the version number, we made a couple prototypes of a version 2 using the same CC1111 SoC/radio part as version 1 but in the EasyMini form factor (0.8 by 1.5 inches). Feed back from existing users indicated that bigger wasn't better in this case, so we shelved that design.

With the availability of the STM32F042 ARM Cortex-M0 part in a 4mm square package, I was able to pack that, the higher power CC1200 radio part, a 512kB memory part and a beeper into the same space as the original TeleMini version 1 board. There is USB on the board, but it's only on some tiny holes, along with the cortex SWD debugging connection. I may make some kind of jig to gain access to that for configuration, data download and reprogramming.

For those interested in an even smaller option, you could remove the screw terminals and battery connector and directly wire to the board, and replace the beeper with a shorter version. You could even cut the rear mounting holes off to make the board shorter; there are no components in that part of the board.


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Screenshots and video screen capturing have become an extremely important means of communication in the business world. How do you show a coworker what you're looking at if they're in another office? A screen capture of course! Ashampoo Snap 9 lets you capture anything on your screen as an image or video and annotate before sharing with others. Whether you need to explain, document, or simply demonstrate, Snap 9 gets it done.

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  • Create screenshots & videos fast & easily
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Details & Requirements

  • Version 9.0.5
  • Updates included
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    Compatibility

    • Windows 7 or later

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WinOptimizer 14






KEY FEATURES

Clean, optimize, and protect your PC the smart way with Ashampoo WinOptimizer 14! This software frees disk space, fixes errors, and ensures steady performance, all while allowing you to customize what your system needs and what it needs to share with Microsoft. WinOptimizer tackles the shortcomings of Windows and provides you with a faster, cleaner and leaner system.

4/5 Stars, PC Mag
5/5 Stars, CNET Editors

  • Pick & choose whether your computer will share passwords, telemetry data or photos w/ Microsoft
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PRODUCT SPECS

Details & Requirements

  • Version 14.00.05
  • Updates included
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    Compatibility

    • Windows Vista or later

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Privacy Protector






KEY FEATURES

Your data is precious, and hackers are getting more creative and adept than ever at cracking systems to harvest personal information. Don't become a victim! Encrypt and archive your files with Privacy Protector's innovative security approach. Rather than investing in several security tools, Privacy Protector incorporates the best of many, giving you a single, well-balanced solution that does away with confusing settings in favor of clarity.

9.4/10, File Critic

  • Enjoy maximum encryption for your private data
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Details & Requirements

  • Version 1.1.3
  • Updates included
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    Compatibility

    • Windows Vista or later

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UnInstaller 6






KEY FEATURES

You take cars for test drives, why can't you take computer programs? Some may tell you you can, but even when you try a free trial and don't buy, there are still vestiges of the program left behind. Ashampoo UnInstaller 6 lets you try out software and uninstall it completely at the click of a button. This software enables you to trace system modifications extremely efficiently and remove any sneaking files that may be slowing your computer down.

4/5 Stars, PC Mag

  • Protect yourself against unwanted software installations
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Details & Requirements

  • Version 6.00.14
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    Compatibility

    • Windows XP or later

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    • Redemption: must redeem within 30 days of purchase

             

Secret Lives of Meter Readers

If you are looking for a long walk every day with not bad pay, maybe meter reading is the ticket. Generally, you get to spend a lot of peaceful time by yourself, plenty of serene reflecting space, unhindered by a bickering work crew. Simply dedicating yourself to reading meters all day can actually lead to a very ascetic lifestyle.

When a vault into the earth is uncovered, great mysteries lie inside. Neighborhood kids dash over and want to spy. Newts and frogs, snakes, snails and polliwogs are all revealed from these tiny underground arenas. If the meter reader does not watch carefully, he may uncover a hornet's nest. Thus, most workers carry a medicine pouch within their toolkits.

Meter reading routes are hard roads at first; but endurance soon builds up, as the man (or woman) becomes self-reliant. As he walks along, he strengthens his full character, all the way down to his stem cells. Striding along, his breathing becomes natural and he finds himself more plainspoken.

Travelers often pose directions or unusual questions from meter readers. Does the deer turn into elk at the same elevation rattlesnakes stop snapping? On what Idaho road did Hemingway kick the can? Having snappy answers handy makes the job more pleasant.

Dogs are an inherent part of meter reading. Most browsers are friendly and can decipher the meter reader's spirit with a high degree of accuracy. Many dogs will grant you easy access through their gated community to inspect the meter. It's getting out again that presents a problem, as pups craving companionship insist that you stay and play.

Some meter readers get to thinking up fantastic ideas along the trail. They begin to carry a notepad alongside their number recorder and write down musings in a Thoreau-like manner. Even in cities, they see bits of nature, which many motorists blur by too fast to appreciate. Along the glistening stream: some morel mushrooms for their pouch, a storytelling of crows over in that towering tamarack tree, trying to alter a chapter in an owl's life.

Meter readers of various utilities develop an eye for detail and take note of safety concerns that might otherwise go unnoticed: A dead tree branch leaning into a power line. The scent of gas somewhere, or loose manholes in the street. This talent is not lost on Homeland Security officials who sometimes speak of enlisting meter readers to keep "an eye out" for all of us. However, most meter readers are not into this sort of thing. They could draft maps of homes of the stars if they wished, but most prefer to shine as more of a nameless Pale Rider-type of hero. Blending into the background; but emerging with more than speedy serendipity, for the occasional good deed along their way.

Daydreams of meter readers include running a line of electricity up to Pioneer Cabin. Imagine the boss man wondering why only one meter was read this afternoon. Meter readers face harsh conditions in the winter, post-holing through deep snow and truly appreciate your efforts to keep the pathway clear around reading time. Some consumers seem to forget that having a utility company representative freshly familiar with the physical location of the meter is a key aspect for safety, since the utility meter is also the spot for the emergency shut-off valve.

Customers must think that meter readers are as secretive as wolverines, since they are so seldom seen. However, when they are detected, it's nice to give them a high howdy and a thank you for their dedicated service. They will likely remember that for a long time. During my years of meter reading, there were only a handful of times, when someone offered thanks, but it always brightened my week.

Alas, many healthy aspects of meter reading are rapidly transforming, along with much of our world’s unquestioned “progress.” With the advent of the GPS receivers, probing rods and older methods of tie-down measurements are less required to locate meters obscured by leaves or grass. In addition, remote registers and smart-grid telemetry are phasing out some routes. Therefore, if your dog seems a tad more lonesome lately, it could be that he didn't receive his monthly belly rub and a pat on the head from your friendly neighborhood meter reader.


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          Communications Engineering Mastery Test 4: ECE Pre-Board   

Communications Engineering Exam 4

This is 100 items set of Practice Examination 4 in Communications Engineering (Electronics Systems and Technology) composed of previous Board Exams Questions. Read each questions and choices carefully! Choose the best answer. In the actual board, you have to answer 100 items in Communications Engineering within 5 hours. You have to get at least 70% to pass the subject. Communications Engineering is 30% of the total 100% Board Rating along with Mathematics (20%), General Engineering and Applied Sciences (20%) and Electronics Engineering (30%). Familiarize each and every questions to increase the chance of passing the ECE Board Examination.

Start the Test Yourself Exam 4

Choose the letter of the best answer in each questions.

1. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Extra-terrestrial noise is observable at frequencies from

  • A. 0 to 20 KHz
  • B. Above 2 GHz
  • C. 8 to 1.43 GHz
  • D. 5 to 8 GHz

2. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Band of light waves, that are too short to be seen by human eye.

  • A. Visible
  • B. Infrared
  • C. Ultraviolet
  • D. Amber

3. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Two wires that are bent 90 degrees apart.

  • A. Hertz
  • B. Dipole
  • C. Log-periodic
  • D. Rhombic

4. ECE Board Exam April 1997

The first symbol in the designation of radio emission under the ITU rules to

  • A. Nature of signals modulating the main carrier
  • B. Type of information to be transmitted
  • C. Bandwidth
  • D. Type of modulation of the main carrier

5. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Operating method in which the transmission is made alternately in each direction of a telecommunication channel

  • A. Semi-duplex operation
  • B. Duplex operation
  • C. Half-duplex operation
  • D. Simplex operation

6. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Production of radiation by a radio transmitting station

  • A. Monitoring
  • B. Emission
  • C. Radiation
  • D. Transmission

7. ECE Board Exam April 1997

The third symbol in the designation of radio emission under the ITU rules refers to

  • A. Type of the modulation of the main carrier
  • B. Bandwidth
  • C. Nature of the signals modulating the main carrier
  • D. Type of information to be transmitted

8. ECE Board Exam April 1997

A form of telecommunication for the transmission of transient images of fixed or moving objects.

  • A. E-mail
  • B. Television
  • C. Radio
  • D. Internet

9. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Radiation pattern of a discone.

  • A. Unidirectional
  • B. Bidirectional
  • C. Omnidirectional
  • D. Figure of eight

10. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Another SEG function that allows a person to be superimposed on another scene.

  • A. Visual effect
  • B. Wiper
  • C. Chroma keying
  • D. Special effect generation

11. ECE Board Exam April 1997

What signal-to-noise ratio is required for satisfactory telephone services?

  • A. 50 dB
  • B. 30 dB
  • C. 40dB
  • D. 20 dB

12. ECE Board Exam April 1997

The use of telecommunication for automatic indicating or recording measurement at the distance from the measuring instrument.

  • A. Monitoring
  • B. Tracking
  • C. Telemetry
  • D. Telecommand

13. ECE Board Exam April 1997

The standard deviation of the variation in the transmission loss of a circuit should not exceed

  • A. 3 dB
  • B. 1 dB
  • C. 5 dB
  • D. 0.5dB

14. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Noise caused by the thermal agitation of electrons in resistance.

  • A. White noise
  • B. Thermal noise
  • C. Johnson’s noise
  • D. All of these

15. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Unity gain antenna

  • A. Isotropic
  • B. Rhombic
  • C. Half-wave dipole
  • D. Dummy

16. ECE Board Exam April 1997

The series of periodically recurrent pulses is modulated in amplitude by the corresponding instantaneous samples.

  • A. PFM
  • B. PWM
  • C. PDM
  • D. PAM

17. ECE Board Exam April 1997

This type of transmission permits communication in the frequency range from 30 to 60 MHz and over distances from about 1000 to 2000 km.

  • A. Troposcatter
  • B. Ionospheric scatter
  • C. Ducting
  • D. Microwave

18. ECE Board Exam April 1997

A region in front of a paraboloid antenna.

  • A. Transmission zone
  • B. Fresnel
  • C. Fraunhofer
  • D. All of these

19. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Designates the sensation of low or high in the sense of the base and treble.

  • A. Frequency
  • B. Intensity
  • C. Pitch
  • D. SPL

20. ECE Board Exam April 1997

A good example of a pilot tone system used in commercial frequency modulation stations.

  • A. FDM
  • B. Time division
  • C. Stereo multiplexing
  • D. Frequency modulation

21. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Emission on a frequency or frequencies immediately outside the necessary bandwidth which result from the modulation process except spurious emission.

  • A. Radiation
  • B. Noise
  • C. Out of the band
  • D. Interference

22. ECE Board Exam April 1997

A helical antenna is used for satellite tracking because of ______.

  • A. Broad bandwidth
  • B. Good front-to-back
  • C. Maneuverability
  • D. Circular polarization

23. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Background noise is the same as the following except

  • A. Impulse noise
  • B. White noise
  • C. Thermal noise
  • D. Gaussian noise

24. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Electronic equipment used to measure standing wave ration.

  • A. Reflectometer
  • B. Wavemeter
  • C. Altimeter
  • D. Multimeter

25. ECE Board Exam April 1997

A single sideband emission in which the degree of carrier suppression enables the carrier to be reconstituted and to be used for demodulation.

  • A. Reduce carrier single sideband emission
  • B. Half carrier single sideband emission
  • C. Full carrier single sideband emission
  • D. Standard single sideband emission

26. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Station in the mobile service not intended to be used while in motion.

  • A. Coast station
  • B. Fixed station
  • C. Base station
  • D. Land station

27. ECE Board Exam April 1997

The electric field lines in a plane perpendicular to the earth’s surface.

  • A. Elliptical polarization
  • B. Circular polarization
  • C. Horizontal polarization
  • D. Vertical polarization

28. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Known to be the first satellite capable to receive and transmit simultaneously.

  • A. Score
  • B. Syncom I
  • C. Telstar 1
  • D. Echo1

29. ECE Board Exam April 1997

A digital carrier facility used to transmit a DSI-formatted signal at 1.544. Mbps.

  • A. T2
  • B. T1
  • C. T4
  • D. T3

30. ECE Board Exam April 1997

12 voice channels are sampled at 8000 sampling rate and encoded into 8 bit PCM word. Determine the rate of the data stream.

  • a. 354 kbps
  • b. 750 kbps
  • c. 768 kbps
  • d. 640 kbps

31. ECE Board Exam April 1997

The most common device used as a light detector in fiber optic communications system.

  • A. LED
  • B. Darlington phototransistor
  • C. APDs
  • D. PIN diode

32. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Two resistors, 20kΩ, and 50kΩ are at ambient temperature. Calculate for a bandwidth equal to 100kHz, the thermal noise voltage for the two resistors connected in parallel.

  • A. 0.4782µV
  • B. 4278 µV
  • C. 4.78 µV
  • D. 47.8 µV

33. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Calculate the energy of the photon of infrared light energy at 1.55µm

  • A. 1.28 x 10-19 J
  • B. 1.6  x 10-19 J
  • C. 1.22 x 10-16 J
  • D. 1.9 x 10-14 J

34. ECE Board Exam April 1997

If a fiber optic system has a rise time of 38.55 ns, the source rise time is 12 ns and the detector rise time is 12 ns, what is the cable rise time?

  • A. 34.61 ns
  • B. 14.55 ns
  • C. 52.55 ns
  • D. 26.25 ns

35. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Nominal voice channel

  • A. 20 to 20 KHz
  • B. 16 to 16 KHz
  • C. 3 to 3 KHz
  • D. 4 KHz

36. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Two or more antennas separated by 9 wavelengths are used.

  • A. Hybrid diversity
  • B. Space diversity
  • C. Polarized diversity
  • D. Frequency diversity

37. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Nif stands for

  • A. Narrow intermediate frequency
  • B. Noise interference figure
  • C. Noise improvement factor
  • D. Non-intrinsic figure

38. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Any small element of space in the path of a wave may be considered as a source of secondary wavelet.

  • A. De Morgan’s Principle
  • B. Faraday’s Law
  • C. Huygen’s Principle
  • D. Fresnel’s Law of optics

39. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Modulation in which the modulated wave is always present.

  • A. Carrier modulation
  • B. Front-end
  • C. Continuous modulation
  • D. Log-periodic modulation

40. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Atmospheric noise is less at severe frequencies above

  • A. Audio level
  • B. 30 MHz
  • C. 10 GHz
  • D. 1 GHz

41. ECE Board Exam April 1997

At height about 180 km above the earth exist only during daylight.

  • A. F2 layer
  • B. D layer
  • C. E layer
  • D. F1 layer

42. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Radiation characteristics of a dipole

  • A. Figure of eight
  • B. Omnidirectional
  • C. Bidirectional
  • D. Unidirectional

43. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Determine the gain of a 6 ft. parabolic dish operating at 1800 MHz.

  • A. 30 dB
  • B. 11.2 dB
  • C. 15.5 dB
  • D. 28.17 dB

44. ECE Board Exam April 1997

An electromagnetic wave is ________ polarized when the electric field lies wholly in one plane containing the direction of propagation.

  • A. Horizontally
  • B. Linearly
  • C. Circularly
  • D. Vertically

45. ECE Board Exam April 1997

A device that reduces the intensity of light in fiber optics communication systems.

  • A. Reducer
  • B. Quality factor
  • C. Optical attenuator
  • D. Compressor

46. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Propagation mode of microwave in a waveguide is known as _______.

  • A. TM
  • B. TE
  • C. SW
  • D. TEM

47. ECE Board Exam April 1997

The width of the frequency band which is just sufficient to ensure the transmission of information at the rate and with the quality required under a specified condition and class of emission.

  • A. Occupied bandwidth
  • B. Reference frequency
  • C. Necessary bandwidth
  • D. Frequency tolerance bandwidth

48. ECE Board Exam April 1997

A convenient method of determining antenna impedance.

  • A. Stub matching
  • B. Reactance circle
  • C. Smith chart
  • D. Trial and error

49. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Which of the following fall under the high frequency band of the radio spectrum?

  • A. 8.2345 MHz
  • B. 150.50 MHz
  • C. 2.4555 MHz
  • D. 35.535 MHz

50. ECE Board Exam April 1997

The electric field lies in a plane parallel to the earth’s surface.

  • A. Elliptical polarization
  • B. Horizontal polarization
  • C. Vertical polarization
  • D. Circular polarization

51. ECE Board Exam April 1997

The use of telecommunication for the transmission of signals to initiate, modify or terminate functions of equipment at a distance.

  • A. Tracking
  • B. Telemetry
  • C. Telecommand
  • D. Space telemetry

52. ECE Board Exam April 1997

The product of the power supplied to the antenna and its gain relative to a half-wave dipole in a given direction.

  • A. Peak envelope power
  • B. ERP
  • C. Rated power
  • D. Carrier power’

53. ECE Board Exam April 1997

The Ku-band in the satellite service

  • A. 14/11 GHz
  • B. 30/17 GHz
  • C. 8/7 GHz
  • D. 6/4 GHz

54. ECE Board Exam April 1997

The sinusoidal carrier is pulsed so that one of the binary states is represented by a carrier while the other is represented by its absence.

  • A. FSK
  • B. ASK
  • C. PSK
  • D. QAM

55. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Width measured in degrees of a major lobes between end of the love at which the relative power is one half (-3dB) its value from the peak of the lobe.

  • A. Bandwidth
  • B. Wavelength
  • C. Radiation
  • D. Beamwidth

56. ECE Board Exam April 1997

The most common unit of noise measurement in white noise voltage testing.

  • A. NPR
  • B. dBm
  • C. dBW
  • D. dBrn

57. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Any governmental office responsible in discharging the obligations undertaken in the convention of the ITU and the regulation.

  • A. Administration
  • B. The union
  • C. Country
  • D. Telecommunications office

58. ECE Board Exam April 1997

A large speaker having a large diameter (15 cm and above)

  • A. Coaxial speaker
  • B. Woofer
  • C. Tweeter
  • D. Trixial speaker

59. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Coaxial lines are used on those systems operating _______.

  • A. Below 2 GHz
  • B. At 300 MHz
  • C. Above 10KHz
  • D. Above 10GHz

60. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Determine the dynamic range for a 10 bit sign magnitude code.

  • A. 1023
  • B. 425
  • C. 511
  • D. 756

61. ECE Board Exam April 1997

A coherent binary phase shift keyed BPSK transmitter operates at a bit rate of 20 Mbps with a carrier to noise ratio C/N of 8.8dB. Find Eb/No.

  • A. 73 dB
  • B. 62.4 dB
  • C. 81.8 dB
  • D. 8.8 dB

62. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Receives and collects satellite signals form a broadcast satellite.

  • A. LNB
  • B. Yagi-Uda array
  • C. Satellite receiver
  • D. Satellite disk

63. ECE Board Exam April 1997

What is the effect in over modulated amplitude modulated radio broadcasting transmission?

  • A. Interference to adjacent channel
  • B. Higher fidelity
  • C. Increase noise
  • D. Higher audio signal

64. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Average power of a radio transmitter supplied to the antenna transmission line by a transmitter during one radio frequency cycle taken under the condition of no modulation.

  • A. Peak envelop power
  • B. Rated power
  • C. Carrier power
  • D. Mean power

65. ECE Board Exam April 1997

A method of expressing the amplitude of complex non-periodic signals such as speech.

  • A. Frequency
  • B. Wavelength
  • C. Volume
  • D. Pitch

66. ECE Board Exam April 1997

A government regulation in telecommunication which provide policy to improve the provision of local exchange carrier service.

  • A. E.O. 109
  • B. Act 3846
  • C. E.O. 59
  • D. E.O. 546

67. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Radio communication operation service between mobile and land stations or between mobile stations.

  • A. Land mobile satellite service
  • B. Maritime mobile service
  • C. Mobile service
  • D. Land mobile

68. ECE Board Exam April 1997

The smaller the f rating, the _____ light that lens can take in.

  • A. More
  • B. Intense
  • C. Less
  • D. Same

69. ECE Board Exam April 1997

A radio communications service use in radio regulation between specified fixed points provided primarily for the safety of air navigation and for the regular efficient and economical air transport.

  • A. Space operation service
  • B. Space service
  • C. Aeronautical mobile service
  • D. Aeronautical fixed service

70. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Harmonic suppressor connected to an antenna.

  • A. High pass filter
  • B. Low pass filter
  • C. Tank circuit
  • D. M-derived filter

71. ECE Board Exam April 1997

The tendency of the sound energy to spread.

  • A. Rarefaction
  • B. Reflection
  • C. Refraction
  • D. Diffraction

72. ECE Board Exam April 1997

An earth satellite whose period of revolution is equal to the period of rotation of the earth about its axis.

  • A. Geosynchronous
  • B. Steerable
  • C. Passive
  • D. Active

73. ECE Board Exam April 1997

A figure of merit used to measure the performance of a radiation detector.

  • A. Noise equivalent power
  • B. Ripple factor
  • C. Safe factor
  • D. Quality factor

74. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Radio wave concentration in the direction of the signal emitted by a directional antenna.

  • A. Back lobe radiation
  • B. Side lobe radiation
  • C. Major lobe radiation
  • D. Transmitted signal

75. ECE Board Exam April 1997

What is the channel bandwidth of a standard analogue telephone system?

  • A. 300 - 500 Hz
  • B. 1200 kHz
  • C. 100 - 300 Hz
  • D. 300 - 3400 Hz

76. ECE Board Exam April 1997

A satellite receives an uplink frequency of _______ MHz from a ground station of 3700 MHz.

  • A. 8150 MHz
  • B. 1475 MHz
  • C. 2225 MHz
  • D. 5925 MHz

77. ECE Board Exam April 1997

The outer conductor of a coaxial transmission line is always grounded at the

  • A. Input only
  • B. Input and output
  • C. Output only
  • D. Point of high SWR

78. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Sound intensity is given as

  • A. df/dP
  • B. dE/dp
  • C. dA/dP
  • D. dP/dA

79. ECE Board Exam April 1997

The lowest frequency produced by an instrument.

  • A. Harmonic
  • B. Fundamental
  • C. Midrange
  • D. 0 Hz

80. ECE Board Exam April 1997

The reflector and director of an antenna array are considered as

  • A. Parasitic elements
  • B. Transcendental elements
  • C. Feed-points
  • D. Driven elements

81. ECE Board Exam April 1997

The core of the optical fiber has ______.

  • A. A medium index of refraction
  • B. A lower index of refraction than the cladding
  • C. A lower index of refraction than air
  • D. A higher index of refraction than the cladding

82. ECE Board Exam April 1997

What makes an antenna physically long but electrically short?

  • A. Top loading
  • B. Adding C in series
  • C. Adding L in series
  • D. All of these

83. ECE Board Exam April 1997

An AM transmitter is rated 100W at 100% modulation. How much power required for the carrier?

  • A. 33.33 W
  • B. 66.66 W
  • C. 83.33 W
  • D. 100 W

84. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Used for time division multiplexing.

  • A. Frequency modulation
  • B. Pulsed modulation
  • C. SSB
  • D. Amplitude modulation

85. ECE Board Exam April 1997

A means of beyond the line-of-sight propagation of microwave signal.

  • A. Space wave
  • B. Microwave link
  • C. Troposcatter
  • D. Point-to-point

86. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Which of the following refers to the smallest beam of satellite antenna’s radiation pattern?

  • A. Hemispheric beam
  • B. Spot beam
  • C. Zone beam
  • D. Global beam

87. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Theoretical gain of a hertzian dipole

  • A. 0 dB
  • B. 1.76 dB
  • C. 3 dB
  • D. 2.15 dB

88. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Satellite system or part of a satellite system, consisting of only one satellite and the operating earth station.

  • A. Satellite system
  • B. Satellite network
  • C. Space system
  • D. Multi-satellite link

89. ECE Board Exam April 1997

The difference between the original and reconstructed signal gives rise to

  • A. S factor
  • B. Quantizing noise
  • C. S/N
  • D. Fade margin

90. ECE Board Exam April 1997

An area in the memory used for temporary storage of information, on “Last in First out” basis.

  • A. Core
  • B. Register
  • C. Flag
  • D. Stack

91. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Refers to a land station in a maritime mobile service

  • A. Coast station
  • B. Ship earth station
  • C. Coast earth station
  • D. Maritime station

92. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Modulation in which no signal is present between pulses

  • A. Pulse modulation
  • B. QAM
  • C. PSK
  • D. FSK

93. ECE Board Exam April 1997

In the designation of bandwidth and emission, what letter in the first symbol represents a double-sideband type of modulation?

  • A. A
  • B. B
  • C. C
  • D. H

94. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Loss due to the diffraction of light when it strikes on the irregularities formed during the manufacturing process of the fiber optics.

  • A. Absorption loss
  • B. Attenuation
  • C. Bending loss
  • D. Rayleigh scattering loss

95. ECE Board Exam April 1997

What is the unit of electric field strength?

  • A. Watt/meter
  • B. Ohms/meter
  • C. Ampere/meter
  • D. Watt/meter2
  • E. No answer

96. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Refers to the first generation of local loop system in telecommunication technology.

  • A. GSM
  • B. DECT
  • C. Analogue cellular
  • D. TACS

97. ECE Board Exam April 1997

An area on the surface of the earth within which the bore sight of the steerable satellite beam intended to be pointed

  • A. Effective boresight area
  • B. Countour boresight area
  • C. Coordination boresight are
  • D. Equivalent boresight area

98. ECE Board Exam April 1997

For a sample rate of 40 kHz, determine the maximum analog input frequency

  • A. 30 kHz
  • B. 40 kHz
  • C. 20 kHz
  • D. 10 kHz

99. ECE Board Exam April 1997

An antenna that can only receive a television signal.

  • A. Isotropic antenna
  • B. TVRO
  • C. Reference antenna
  • D. Yagi antenna

100. ECE Board Exam April 1997

Halo is also called

  • A. Flare
  • B. Dark current
  • C. Glitch
  • D. Ghost

Complete List of Communications Engineering Exams: ECE Pre-Board

Series of Communications Engineering Exams: ECE Pre-Board

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          Industrial robotics security is really, really terrible   

Researchers from Politecnico di Milano and Trend Micro conducted an audit of the information security design of commonly used industrial robots and found that these devices are extremely insecure: robots could be easily reprogrammed to violate their safety parameters, both by distorting the robots' ability to move accurately and by changing the movements the robots attempt to perform; hacked robots can also be made to perform movements with more force than is safe; normal safety measures that limit speed and force can be disabled; robots can be made to falsify their own telemetry, fooling human operators; emergency manual override switches can be disabled or hidden; robots can be silently switched from manual to automatic operation, making them move suddenly and forcefully while dangerously close to oblivious, trusting humans; and of course, robots can be caused to manufacture faulty goods that have to be remanufactured or scrapped. (more…)


          Birmingham, AL: Quick Start for Contract Telemetry RN   
Nurse Jungle - Birmingham, AL - Quick starts in Birmingham, AL for MedSurg-Telemetry RN in Birminham, AL. 13-week contract; 3/12s; nights; 36 hr. week. American Heart...
          Telemetry Transporter - University of Pennsylvania Health System - Philadelphia, PA   
Attach valid EMT certification and CPR when applying! Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives....
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          EQS-Adhoc: LifeWatch AG: BioTelemetry annonce le résultat final provisoire   
LifeWatch AG: EQS Group-Ad-hoc: LifeWatch AG / Mot-clé(s): Offre d'acquisition LifeWatch AG: BioTelemetry annonce le résultat final provisoire 29.06.2017 / 06:58 CET/CEST Publication d'un communiqué ad hoc en vertu de l'article 53 du RC. Le contenu relève de la ...
          (USA-UT-Hill AFB) Systems Safety Engineer   
Boeing Defense Systems at Hill AFB, Utah is looking for an experienced system safety engineer to join its Missile and Satellite Safety team to perform critical system safety work on the Flight Test, Telemetry and Termination (FT3) Program. *Responsibilities* * Performing detailed system safety tasks such as system and subsystem hazard analysis, fault tree analysis, and software safety analysis. * Assist with the evaluation of customer/operational needs to define system performance requirements, as well integrating technical parameters to assure compatibility of physical, functional, and program interfaces. * Work in conjunction with analyses for reliability & maintainability, human systems integration, system security, regulatory, certification, product assurance and other quality factors that drive a preferred configuration that ensures mission success. * Support major program technical reviews including PDRs, CDRs and test flights. Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems. We are engineers and technicians. Skilled scientists and thinkers. Bold innovators and dreamers. Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world. *Required Qualifications* * Experience with the development, implementation and/or management of a system safety plan * Experience with system safety analysis and documentation *Preferred Skills* * Experience in the design and operation of Range Safety Systems, as well as software safety * Ability to work both independently and in a team environment * Knowledge and understanding of the system safety requirements of MIL-STD-882 *Typical Education and Experience* Degree and typical experience in engineering classification: Bachelor's and 9 or more years' experience, Master's with 7 or more years' experience or PhD with 4 or more years' experience. Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard. *This position requires an active (or ability to obtain) U.S. Security Clearance, for which the US Government requires US Citizenship.* **Job:** **Systems Engineering Engineer* **Organization:** **N&SS Business Chief Engineer* **Title:** *Systems Safety Engineer* **Location:** *Utah-Hill AFB* **Requisition ID:** *1700007773*
          Microsoft's Telemetry Shows Petya Infections in 65 Countries Around the World   
From a blog post by Microsoft: On June 27, 2017 reports of a ransomware infection began spreading across Europe. We saw the first infections in Ukraine, where more than 12,500 machines encountered the threat. We then observed infections in another 64 countries, including Belgium, Brazil, Germany, Russia, and the United States. The new ransomware has worm capabilities, which allows it to move laterally across infected networks. Based on our investigation, this new ransomware shares similar codes ...
          Registered Nurse   
NY-Manhattan, Looking for Per Diem med surg, ER, and telemetry RN's to work for top tier hospitals here in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Long Island. Bachelor's Degree in Nursing preferred or plans for enrollment in program leading to same. New York State RN License
          Internist - ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital - Bakersfield, CA   
These include a complete laboratory (CBC/Chemistry/ Criticare Express-Nova/Istat/SCA2000, SnapDx, VetTest), monitoring devices (Cardell Max 12/Telemetry/NIBP/...
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          Internist - ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital - Bakersfield, CA   
These include a complete laboratory (CBC/Chemistry/ Criticare Express-Nova/Istat/SCA2000, SnapDx, VetTest), monitoring devices (Cardell Max 12/Telemetry/NIBP/...
From American Society of Nephrology Archways, Inc - Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:45:38 GMT - View all Bakersfield, CA jobs
          Comment on Spaceport America Economic Impact Claim Lacks Actual Data by Bruce   
I need some clarification. I don't doubt that SA has some telemetry and communications equipment, but what is the arrangement for the range, the radar, and the helicopter? Be specific on the costs, and who pays. You might get a laugh that a local Oklahoma newspaper, in writing about the Burns Flat Spaceport, lists a lack of any restricted airspace as an advantage. Article title: "The Space Wait Continues For Oklahoma Town."
          Aerospace and Defence Telemetry Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 3% by 2021    
Market Synopsis of Aerospace and Defense Telemetry Market: The Global Aerospace and Defence Telemetry Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 3% during 2016-2021. Factors driving the market are growing demand of radio and satellite based telemetry for military & defense application, investment in R&D to develop control & communications systems, and utilization of UAV for remote sensing. As per the MRFR analysis, issues related to C-band telemetry, noise due to interference, errors...
          Registered Nurse - MedSurg - Banner Health - United States   
The RNs have a great opportunity to be and will be trained in several areas including medsurg, pediatrics, telemetry, postpartum, labor and delivery and newborn...
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          Registered Nurse - Med/Surg - Banner Health - United States   
The RNs have a great opportunity to be and will be trained in several areas including medsurg, pediatrics, telemetry, postpartum, labor and delivery and newborn...
From Banner Health - Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:31:12 GMT - View all United States jobs
          In-House Job Fair   
Posted on: 2017-06-29

IN-HOUSE JOB FAIR
Experienced
Healthcare Professionals are invited to join us
Thursday, June 22, 2017 at our Job Fair
 
Your resume will serve as your admission pass
Time: 7:30am – 4:00pm • Location: Ground floor of the Pavilion
St. Joseph Medical Center
1401 St. Joseph Parkway, Houston, TX 77002
 
Immediate Interviews available for the following areas:
• RN’s: Critical Care (ER/ICU) • RN’s: Medical Surgical, Rehab & TCU; Cardiac Cath Lab • 
RN’s: Surgical Services: Operating Room; Day Surgery; Endo & PACU • RN’s: Women’s Services: Antepartum, Labor & Delivery & Postpartum • RN’s: Behavioral Medicine, Telemetry, ER & Case Management • RN Traveler: ER, ICU, Labor & Delivery, Medical Surgical & Telemetry • Revenue Integrity Nurse Auditor • Assistant Director-Clinical & Anatomic Laboratory • Manager- Surgical Unit-Heights Location • Clinical Nursing Coordinator: Medical Surgical, TCU & Rehab • Clinical Nursing Coordinator: Telemetry & Medical Unit
 
 Qualified candidates should apply online at www.sjmctx.com
EOE/Physician Owned

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          Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)   
Posted on: 2017-06-29

JOB SUMMARY

The Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) (Regular or Float) functions in an assistive role to the licensed nurse in the provision of patient care activities. Performs activities as delegated and directed by the nurse.

 

Float CNAs will be assigned on a daily basis to the area of need as determined by the Staffing Office/House Supervisor. May work in ICU/Telemetry, Med/Surg/Peds or be utilized as a transporter in the absence of a Patient Care Aide (PCA).

QUALIFICATIONS AND EQUIPMENT COMPETENCIES

EDUCATION

High school diploma or GED. Completion of State approved Certified Nursing Assistant Program.

EXPERIENCE

Minimum one year experience in long-term or acute care setting preferred.

LICENSURE/CREDENTIALS

·         Current Washington State Nursing Assistant certification.

 

·         Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

 

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          Registered Nurse (RN) - Medical Surgical Oncology - Full-time, Nights - (Laguna Hills, California, United States)   
Saddleback Memorial’s centers of excellence are renowned for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, heart disease, stroke, pulmonary disease, orthopedics and diabetes; and for leadership in emergency medicine, critical care medicine, breast health, outpatient rehabilitation, advanced imaging, women’s health, geriatric care and surgery, including robotic-assisted procedures. Saddleback Memorial Medical Center has consistently been named one of Healthgrades’ America’s 50 Best Hospitals, an achievement gained by just 1% of the nation’s hospitals. It has also been honored among Truven Health Analytics’ Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the U.S., consecutively voted Orange County’s #1 Best Hospital in the Orange County Register’s Best of Orange County poll of readers and has appeared on both Becker’s Hospital Review and Thomson Reuters’ lists of America’s Best Hospitals. Saddleback Memorial’s U.S. News & World Report “high-performance” ranking categories included Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 3 West is an acute care 34 bed unit comprised of Medical, Surgical and Oncology patients. Our teams of RN’s and Patient Care Assistants manage the care and comfort of our patients, both inpatient and outpatient. Our nursing staff is also competent in providing excellent care of Telemetry patients and administration of chemotherapy to Oncology patients. Position Description: This position is responsible for coordinating and providing patient care in a safe and effective manner. Additional responsibilities include directing unlicensed employee activity, synthesizing patient information, assessment of patients, planning of care/intervention, and teaching of patients/family, implementation of treatment plan/MD orders, documentation and evaluation. Integration of patient care standards is incorporated into all clinical activities. Position requires the full understanding thru active participation in fulfilling the Saddleback Memorial Medical Center (SMMC) Mission and ABC’s core values. Employee understands and supports the organizations Strategic Plan, Lean Initiatives for Continuous Performance Improvement, Patient Safety, and Patient Centered Care. Experience: One year acute care experience in Medical Surgical nursing. Electronic Medical Record experience. Education/License/Certification: BSN preferred Current CA RN License Current BLS from AHA
          RN Clinical Coordinator (Registered Nurse) - Full-time, Nights - (Laguna Hills, California, United States)   
Saddleback Memorial’s centers of excellence are renowned for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, heart disease, stroke, pulmonary disease, orthopedics and diabetes; and for leadership in emergency medicine, critical care medicine, breast health, outpatient rehabilitation, advanced imaging, women’s health, geriatric care and surgery, including robotic-assisted procedures. Saddleback Memorial Medical Center has consistently been named one of Healthgrades’ America’s 50 Best Hospitals, an achievement gained by just 1% of the nation’s hospitals. It has also been honored among Truven Health Analytics’ Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the U.S., consecutively voted Orange County’s #1 Best Hospital in the Orange County Register’s Best of Orange County poll of readers and has appeared on both Becker’s Hospital Review and Thomson Reuters’ lists of America’s Best Hospitals. Saddleback Memorial’s U.S. News & World Report “high-performance” ranking categories included Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Position Description: This position is responsible for coordinating and providing patient care in a safe and effective manner. Additional responsibilities include directing unlicensed employee activity, synthesizing patient information, assessment of patients, planning of care/intervention, and teaching of patients/family, implementation of treatment plan/MD orders, documentation and evaluation. Integration of patient care standards is incorporated into all clinical activities. Position requires the full understanding thru active participation in fulfilling the Saddleback Memorial Medical Center (SMMC) Mission and iABC’s core values. Employee understands and supports the organizations Strategic Plan, Lean Initiatives for Continuous Performance Improvement, Patient Safety, and Patient Centered Care. Experience: Two years acute care /Telemetry experience preferred. Electronic Medical Record experience preferred Education/License/Certification: Bachelor’s degree in nursing preferred Current California RN license Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support Card Current American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support NIHSS Preferred Specialty certification preferred
          (USA-WA-Spokane) Registered Nurse, Critical Care Unit   
Registered Nurse, Critical Care Unit Job Number: 50118 Location: Spokane, WA Job Category: Nursing - RN Staff Employment Type: Part Time - Regular FTE: 0.9 Specialty: Critical Care Department: MedSurge Intensive Care DHS Shift: Night Work Schedule: Variable with rotating weekends and holidays The reasons to work at MultiCare are as unique as the people who do. Join us for the professional challenges you seek. In the settings you prefer. With schedules that fit your life. Learn more at www.multicarejobs.org Position Summary: Responsible for the delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation. Responsible for directing, coordinating all nursing care based on established clinical nursing practices. Collaborates with other professional disciplines to ensure effective and efficient patient care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcomes. Minimum Requirements: At least one year of clinical experience as a telemetry nurse or clinical experience in a similar clinical setting. Education/Licenses/Certifications: Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing RN License to practice in the State of Washington Current American Heart Association BLS/CPR certification Current ACLS certification or obtain within 90 days Join Our Talent Community Sign up to receive notifications of new jobs and other information. Sign up. People you may know at MultiCare See how you’re connected. Refer a friend Set up an RSS feed MultiCare is an equal opportunity employer. Hiring decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V MultiCare is a smoke-free, drug-free workplace. All employment offers are contingent upon acceptable pre-employment drug tests which include testing for the use of marijuana and nicotine. As part of our commitment to a healthy workplace, we require employees to obtain an annual flu immunization. If you are a job applicant who requires reasonable accommodation in the job application process, please contact our Candidate Experience Team at candidateexperienceteam@multicare.org.
          Internist - ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital - Bakersfield, CA   
These include a complete laboratory (CBC/Chemistry/ Criticare Express-Nova/Istat/SCA2000, SnapDx, VetTest), monitoring devices (Cardell Max 12/Telemetry/NIBP/...
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          Incident Response in the Cloud Age   

Posted under: Security Management

The good news for incident responders is that you no longer need to make the case for what you do and why it’s important. Everyone is watching. Here is a quote from the paper:

Not that mature security organizations didn’t focus on responding to incidents before 2012, but since then a lot more resources and funding have shifted away from ineffective prevention towards detection and response. Which is awesome!

Additionally, responding is far more complicated today due to the increased skill of adversaries, mobile devices which have democratized access and and locations of data, and an infrastructure that increasingly embraces the cloud – impacting visibility and requiring fundamentally different thinking. That doesn’t even mention the challenges of finding, hiring, and retaining skilled responders. As the need to respond to incidents increases, you cannot scale by throwing people at the problem, because they don’t exist.

CAIR ToC

But the news is not all bad – the tools available to aid responders have improved significantly. There is far more telemetry available, from both the network and endpoints, enabling far more granular incident analysis. You also have access to threat intelligence, which offers improved understanding of attackers and their tactics, narrowing the aperture you need to investigate.

As with everything in security, we need to evolve and adapt our processes to address the current reality. Our Incident Response in the Cloud Age paper digs into impacts of the cloud, faster and virtualized networks, and threat intelligence on your incident response process. Then we discuss how to streamline response in light of the lack of people to perform the heavy lifting of incident response. Finally we bring everything together with a scenario to illuminate the concepts.

We would like to thank SS8 for licensing this paper. Our Totally Transparent Research method provides you with access to forward-looking research without paywalls.

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          (USA-TN-CHATTANOOGA) CNA (700 North; Cardiac Telemetry) Part Time - 11p-7a (2510000669)   
**CNA (700 North; Cardiac Telemetry) Part Time - 11p-7a (2510000669)** **Description** **Job Summary:** Under direction of a Registered Nurse, the Certified Nursing Assistant contributes to the basic patient care activities and related non-professional services necessary in caring for the personal needs and comfort of the patient. Actual job tasks may vary depending on the unit or department assigned. Essential Duties: + Assumes personal responsibility for professional development, practice, and education. Maintains a professional and safe work environment. Attends and participates in regular meetings + Contributes to the assessment of the health status of patients. + Communicates pertinent patient information to appropriate members of the treatment team with direction of the Charge Nurse. + Assists patients with a variety of personal care tasks: + Takes vital signs, changes dressings and helps patients take their medication. + Assists patients/families with light housekeeping duties such as assisting with meals or changing bed linens. + Reports any changes in a patient's condition to the Charge Nurse. + Required Skills, Knowledge, Abilities: + Ability to follow oral and written directions accurately and thoroughly, and observe/respond to needs of patients. + Keyboarding skills required. + Must possess interpersonal skills to effectively work with employees, visitors and guests. + Ability to prioritize and organize work. + Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. **Qualifications** Education: + Must have a high school diploma or equivalent diploma (GED). Experience: + No previous experience is required. License/Certification: + Must have Tennessee state Nurse's Aide certificate or be currently enrolled as Student of Nursing and have completed nursing fundamentals. + CPR/BLS - Basic Life Support certification is required from American Heart Association. Additional Responsibilities: + Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times + Adheres to and exhibits our core values: Reverence: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us. Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. Compassion: Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community. Excellence: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality. + Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times. + Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines. + Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members. + Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community. _Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers. CBCHI_ **Job** Patient Care Support **Primary Location** TENNESSEE-CHATTANOOGA-MEMORIAL HOSPITAL **Daily Schedule** 11p-7a **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 48 **Weekends Required** Occasional **Req ID:** 2017-R0118595
          (USA-UT-Hill AFB) Systems Safety Engineer   
Boeing Defense Systems at Hill AFB, Utah is looking for an experienced system safety engineer to join its Missile and Satellite Safety team to perform critical system safety work on the Flight Test, Telemetry and Termination (FT3) Program. *Responsibilities* * Performing detailed system safety tasks such as system and subsystem hazard analysis, fault tree analysis, and software safety analysis. * Assist with the evaluation of customer/operational needs to define system performance requirements, as well integrating technical parameters to assure compatibility of physical, functional, and program interfaces. * Work in conjunction with analyses for reliability & maintainability, human systems integration, system security, regulatory, certification, product assurance and other quality factors that drive a preferred configuration that ensures mission success. * Support major program technical reviews including PDRs, CDRs and test flights. Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems. We are engineers and technicians. Skilled scientists and thinkers. Bold innovators and dreamers. Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world. *Required Qualifications* * Experience with the development, implementation and/or management of a system safety plan * Experience with system safety analysis and documentation *Preferred Skills* * Experience in the design and operation of Range Safety Systems, as well as software safety * Ability to work both independently and in a team environment * Knowledge and understanding of the system safety requirements of MIL-STD-882 *Typical Education and Experience* Degree and typical experience in engineering classification: Bachelor's and 9 or more years' experience, Master's with 7 or more years' experience or PhD with 4 or more years' experience. Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard. *This position requires an active (or ability to obtain) U.S. Security Clearance, for which the US Government requires US Citizenship.* **Job:** **Systems Engineering Engineer* **Organization:** **N&SS Business Chief Engineer* **Title:** *Systems Safety Engineer* **Location:** *Utah-Hill AFB* **Requisition ID:** *1700007773*
          Dr. Daniel Palacios, Assistant Professor (Senior Research), Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, College of Agricultural Science   
Thursday, June 29, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Marine Mammal Institute - Whale Telemetry Group - Title TBA

Dr. Daniel Palacios, Assistant Professor (Senior Research), Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, College of Agricultural Science


          Manager - Inpatient/Observation Unit (Capitol Hill) - (Seattle, Washington, United States)   
Description Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Campus is seeking experienced, energetic and patient service oriented staff for positions for our Central Hospital. Kaiser Permanente is investing in enhancing services on the campus to ensure care without delay for our members including caring for patients who need short stay services for medical and surgical observation. Positions include: RN (Med/Surg), CMA, HUC, RT, Diet Assistant and manager positions. As a manager for the Inpatient/Observation Unit you will provide the following: Day-to-day leadership and management to our 24 hour/7 day week department through use of program planning, vision translation, setting/communicating expectations and guiding staff to achieve KP business and inpatient/observation services goals. Lead the coordination of inpatient and observation services. Oversee the nutritional services and other assigned ancillary departments as necessary. Manage staffing/scheduling, budget, staff competency, integration with medical staff, ancillary hospital and system departments. Assist in developing and maintaining the quality metrics policies for the inpatient/ observation unit. Assist with development and maintenance of departmental policies and procedures. Coordinate with ancillary departments to achieve organizational and department goals and metrics. Qualifications Education Minimum Education Requirements Bachelors Degree BSN Nursing degree Preferred Education Masters Degree Health Care or Nursing related field or MBA. Knowledge/Skills Minimum Knowledge/Skills Requirements Advanced Minimum 3 years recent management experience running a inpatient Medical Surgical unit. Experience in financial management/budget, team development/engagement and performance management. Working knowledge of patients satisfaction (Press Ganey) surveys.. Understanding of regulatory compliance related to patient quality and safety Preferred Knowledge/Skills Basic or limited working knowledge Telemetry patients, Healthcare delivery administration experience. Experience Minimum Experience Requirements 3 years Management experience of increasing responsibility and accountability. Minimum 3 years recent management experience running a inpatient Medical Surgical unit. Experience in financial management/budget, team development/engagement and performance management. Preferred Experience 5 years Management experience of increasing responsibility and accountability. License/Certifications Minimum License/Certifications Requirements At time of hire Washington State RN license Preferred License/Certifications None Required External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.
          Staff Nurse II - Cardiac Telemetry - (Santa Clara, California, United States)   
The Staff Nurse (SN) II is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients for a designated time frame. The SN II provides care to patients via the therapeutic use of self, the nursing process, the environment and instrumentation, and other health care team members. Essential Functions: - Performs assessment/data collection in an on-going systematic manner, focusing on physiologic, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and cognitive status; also nutrition, pain, patient/family education, family involvement and patient advocacy. - Formulates a goal-directed plan of care that is prioritized and based on determined nursing diagnosis and patient outcomes. - Implements care in a thorough, skillful, consistent, and continuous manner. - Establishes priorities or patient care based on essential patient needs and available unit resources of time, personnel, equipment, and supplies. - Evaluates effectiveness of care given by health care team members. - Identifies patient/family learning needs and implements appropriate measures. - Documents patient care and unit activities in a timely, accurate, and concise manner. - Demonstrates an awareness of and sensitivity to patient/family rights, age specific needs, cultural and ethical beliefs. - Demonstrates knowledge of and applies safety principles as identified within the institution. - Performs efficiently in emergency patient care situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events. - Demonstrates sound knowledge base and actions in the care of a designated patient population. - Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional practice. - Participates regularly in staff development activities for unit and Department of Nursing personnel. - Demonstrates knowledge of legal issues, including patient confidentiality and risk management in all aspects of patient care and unit functioning. - Participates in unit and Department Performance Improvement activities as directed. - Delegates appropriately and coordinates duties of health care team members. - Utilizes effective communication methods and skills, following lines of authority, as appropriate. - Demonstrates a service philosophy in all interactions with patients, families, and all members of the health care team. - Establishes effective working relationships with members of the health care team, patients, and families. Acknowledges staff rights and cultural and ethical beliefs. - Provides data for staffing decisions and demonstrates flexibility in the resolution of staffing issues; demonstrates flexibility when floating to other units upon requests. - Ability to navigate in a windows environment, utilizing a mouse and the ability to learn electronic medical record system application. - Identifies and solves problems effectively. - Participates in nursing research activities as requested. - Perform other related duties as necessary. - This job motivates and provides work direction (direct, check, review, assign, organize and coordination) to LVN's, Nurse Attendants, unit assistants, etc., but does not have the authority to hire, fire or discipline.
          Staff Nurse II - Cardiac Telemetry - (Santa Clara, California, United States)   
The Staff Nurse (SN) II is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients for a designated time frame. The SN II provides care to patients via the therapeutic use of self, the nursing process, the environment and instrumentation, and other health care team members. Essential Functions: - Performs assessment/data collection in an on-going systematic manner, focusing on physiologic, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and cognitive status; also nutrition, pain, patient/family education, family involvement and patient advocacy. - Formulates a goal-directed plan of care that is prioritized and based on determined nursing diagnosis and patient outcomes. - Implements care in a thorough, skillful, consistent, and continuous manner. - Establishes priorities or patient care based on essential patient needs and available unit resources of time, personnel, equipment, and supplies. - Evaluates effectiveness of care given by health care team members. - Identifies patient/family learning needs and implements appropriate measures. - Documents patient care and unit activities in a timely, accurate, and concise manner. - Demonstrates an awareness of and sensitivity to patient/family rights, age specific needs, cultural and ethical beliefs. - Demonstrates knowledge of and applies safety principles as identified within the institution. - Performs efficiently in emergency patient care situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events. - Demonstrates sound knowledge base and actions in the care of a designated patient population. - Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional practice. - Participates regularly in staff development activities for unit and Department of Nursing personnel. - Demonstrates knowledge of legal issues, including patient confidentiality and risk management in all aspects of patient care and unit functioning. - Participates in unit and Department Performance Improvement activities as directed. - Delegates appropriately and coordinates duties of health care team members. - Utilizes effective communication methods and skills, following lines of authority, as appropriate. - Demonstrates a service philosophy in all interactions with patients, families, and all members of the health care team. - Establishes effective working relationships with members of the health care team, patients, and families. Acknowledges staff rights and cultural and ethical beliefs. - Provides data for staffing decisions and demonstrates flexibility in the resolution of staffing issues; demonstrates flexibility when floating to other units upon requests. - Ability to navigate in a windows environment, utilizing a mouse and the ability to learn electronic medical record system application. - Identifies and solves problems effectively. - Participates in nursing research activities as requested. - Perform other related duties as necessary. - This job motivates and provides work direction (direct, check, review, assign, organize and coordination) to LVN's, Nurse Attendants, unit assistants, etc., but does not have the authority to hire, fire or discipline.
          (USA-CA-Merced) Registered Nurse   
Consistent with scope of licensure, parameters of the California Nurse Practice Act, and Mercy Medical Center Merced (MMCM) policy and procedure, renders direct and indirect nursing care to assigned patient populations. Assesses patients for nursing needs, establishes and implements a problem oriented plan of nursing care, and evaluates the effectiveness of care provided. Provides immediate direction to other members of the nursing care team to assure the appropriate provision of nursing services. Patient age populations served, and the specific competencies that comprise this job title may vary among nursing units. These specifics are found in the “Department / Unit Orientation & Initial Assessment of Competency” checklists for this unit/position, and –by reference – form a part of this job description. Minimum Qualifications: * * 1. Must possess and maintain a current Registered Nurse (RN) license with the state of California. 2. Must possess and maintain a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate. 3. Must possess and maintain a current Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certificate or obtain one prior to start date. 4. Completion of Critical Care Course within one year of employment for RN without ICU experience 5. One or more year experience in a Critical Care, Step Down or Telemetry setting, Medical/Surgical, or completion of New Graduate Nurse Residency Program 6. Must be able to take call, float to other areas, and work on weekends as required. Desired * * 1. Advanced EKG Course. 2. Possess a current Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) certificate. 3. Bilingual Mercy Medical Center has been building a rich history of care in our community for more than 100 years. We have grown from a small one-story wooden structure into a major healthcare provider with a brand new 186-bed main campus, offering the latest in facility design and technology. Mercy also operates Outpatient Centers, a Cancer Center and several rural clinics. Wherever you work throughout our system, you will find faces of experience with dedication to high quality, personalized care. Joining our 1,300 employees, 230 physicians and many volunteers, you can help carry out our commitment to providing our community with the excellence they have come to associate with Mercy Medical Center. **Job:** **Critical Care* **Organization:** **Mercy Medical Center Merced* **Title:** *Registered Nurse* **Location:** *California-Central California Service Area-Merced-Mercy Merced Community* **Requisition ID:** *1700012788*
          (USA-CA-Merced) Registered Nurse Per Diem   
*Position Summary* Consistent with scope of licensure, parameters of the California Nurse Practice Act, and Mercy Medical Center (MMC) policy and procedure, renders direct and indirect nursing care to assigned patient populations. Assesses patients for nursing needs, establishes and implements a problem oriented plan of nursing care, and evaluates the effectiveness of care provided. Provides immediate direction to other members of the nursing care team to assure the appropriate provision of nursing services. Patient age populations served, and the specific competencies that comprise this job title may vary among nursing units. These specifics are found in the Department / Unit Orientation & Initial Assessment of Competency checklists for this unit/position, and -by reference - form a part of this job description. *Minimum Qualifications* 1. Must possess and maintain a current Registered Nurse (RN) license with the state of California. 2. Must possess and maintain a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate. 3. Must possess and maintain a current Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certificate 4. Completion of Critical Care Course within one year of employment for RN without previous ICU experience 5. Minimum of one year experience in Critical Care, Step Down, Telemetry setting, Medical/Surgical, or completion of New Graduate Nurse Residency Program. 6. Must be able to take call, float to other areas, and work on weekends as required. *Desired* 1. Advanced EKG Course. 2. Possess a current Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) certificate. 3. Bilingual. RN, BLS, ACLS, Critical Care Course Mercy Medical Center, a Dignity Health member, has been building a rich history of care in our community for more than 100 years. We have grown from a small one-story wooden structure into a major healthcare provider with a new 186-bed main campus, offering the latest in facility design and technology. Mercy also operates Outpatient Centers, a Cancer Center and several rural clinics. Wherever you work throughout our system, you will find faces of experience with dedication to high quality, personalized care. Joining our 1,300 employees, 230 physicians and many volunteers, you can help carry out our commitment to providing our community with the excellence they have come to associate with Mercy Medical Center. **Job:** **Patient Care Services* **Organization:** **Mercy Medical Center Merced* **Title:** *Registered Nurse Per Diem* **Location:** *California-Central California Service Area-Merced-Mercy Merced Community* **Requisition ID:** *1700013201*
          The Rumors of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated (Part Deux)   
(When last we left our plucky heroine -- Part I -- she was busy being slapped and wanting to pee, and terribly disappointed at the lack of a Machine That Goes PING. )

As the afternoon wore on, I spent the time mumbling and pushing The Button. They hooked some more things to me -- enough electrode adhesives that I resembled a hyperactive 3-year-old's sticker booklet, a telemetry machine that apparently did something, but did not go PING. Eventually I was introduced to Dr. Napier, who would be my on-call physician overnight. (Of course the first thing I asked Dr. Napier was if he was related to Charles Napier. He looked at me quizzically. "The Blues Brothers?" I said. "Bob's Country Bunker?" Nothing. I gave up.)

If you looked up "tall, dark, and handsome" in a dictionary, there would be a picture of Dr. Napier. He was like a cross between the George Clooney and Johnny Depp of on-call physicians. I imagine that Dr. Napier is tremendously popular with all the nurses and patients, even the semi-conscious ones. Hell, maybe even the unconscious ones. When I talked to one of the nurses about something Dr. Napier had said, she replied, "Oh, yes, Dr. Napier, he's really...nice." Emphasizing "nice" in that way that made it clear that Dr. Napier would be even nicer if he'd take his shirt off. But I digress. He seemed very knowledgeable and competent and sharp, which is the important thing. Mostly.

Dr. Napier took a look at the Foley catheter receptacle and said, "This concerns me." It seems the bag was still mostly empty. If he was concerned, I was concerned. If he had told me they were going to sell me off for medical experimentation, I would have said, "Sure, whatever you want." He then listed a number of steps they would take to address his concerns, something about a bolus of fluids, lasix, and an abdominal CT. He said this all very calmly. They hooked me up to a machine that takes your blood pressure every 10 minutes. After a couple of cycles, he looked even more concerned. "Let's get that CT scan," he said.

They weren't about to have me try to stand up again after the last fiasco, so in some manner involving a sheet they transferred me to a gurney. I don't remember much of that, except the disconcerting feeling that if they weren't careful my abdomen was going to burst open like a pinata and it wouldn't be candy that would come spilling out. We went through a series of doors and elevators and hallways while the theme music from "Get Smart" played in my head. They has sent me with the assistant-assistant nurse, probably so that if anything happened to me on the way, they would have plausible deniability. Finally we ended up at the CT scanner place, which seemed to be somewhere in the bowels of the hospital. It was dark and quiet and soothing, and the scanner was manned by three very pleasant young men in scrubs.

They transferred me to the Scanner Gurney (or whatever it's called) and ran me through a couple times, telling me to put my arms up over my head and hold my breath. When they seemed satisfied, they stopped. One of the scanner guys asked me to sit up. I said, "I don't think that's a good idea." He said it would only be for a minute.  What could it hurt?

I was right, and it was a very bad idea. As soon as I was upright, I felt an intense wave of nausea. I barely had time to register the thought that, "Boy, am I nauseated," before I projectile vomited all over the CT scanner and the pleasant young man standing next to it. And when I say "projectile vomited," I mean Saturday-Night-Live-Will-Ferrell-Parody projectile vomiting. I mean Linda-Blair-Exorcist projectile vomiting. I mean six-foot-distance-several-quarts-of-fluorescent-yellow-goo projectile vomiting. 

There was a slight pause. Then I vomited again. And again. Everyone was rushing around trying to find something for me to vomit in. First try was a partial cardboard box, which proved inadequate. Then there was something like a plastic sleeve, which proved even less adequate than the cardboard box. Finally somebody emptied some kind of a container full of something that made a clattering noise when it hit the floor. I hope it wasn't expensive. Eventually I stopped vomiting. I apologized profusely to the pleasant young man now covered in fluorescent yellow goo. He said, "Don't worry, it's not the worst thing that's happened to me," but he sounded like he was lying. 

Next thing I remember, I'm back up in my room, and Dr. Napier is still looking concerned. He's also looking very disapprovingly at the numbers on the blood pressure machine. I eventually learned that was because numbers that low are considered "incompatible with life." Yikes. Turns out the CT scan had showed I had a large hematoma in my abdomen that had collapsed my bladder, and that event had followed backward up the chain of command until it was throwing my whole system off. Add to that the fact that I was very probably overly dehydrated when I went into surgery (thanks to the bowel prep stuff I drank on Sunday), and the fact that I had spent 20 minutes vomiting on everything, and it was a perfect storm, but not the kind where William Fitchner has the Southie accent.

For a while, it was just fluids, blood pressure readouts where they called out numbers like a really boring game of bingo, a parade of phlebotomists tasked to draw blood every hour, and lots of people looking very concerned. At least until the spiders.....

(This is turning out much longer than I had anticipated. I blame Stephen King. To be continued....)
          Sheila Harding posted a blog post   
Sheila Harding posted a blog post

6 Drones You Must Know About as A Professional

Image Source: PixabayThe usage of drones is on the rise not only in the US but all over the world. They are now used in almost every industry, including real estate. As a professional, you need a drone that can take clear and detailed aerial photographs and videos. Here is a roundup of the top six drones you must know about as a professional.  DJI Phantom 4 DJI Phantom 4 is one of the smartest drones currently in the market and an ideal drone for outdoor use. It features a highly sophisticated stereo vision positioning system that gives it precise hovering. The drone is easy to use, as you simply tap it and you are up in the air. The highly accurate sensing system present in the drone keeps the drone free from obstacles. Once you finish recording, you simply tap the control panel again to bring the drone back to the launching point. It has a 6000mAh LiPo battery capable of maintaining 28 minutes of flight time. DJI Phantom 4 comes with a powerful camera capable of recording 4k videos, creating high-quality and impressive footage. It has a three-axis camera stabilisation system and a GPS position module. The GPS module makes the drone more stable and easy to control. The top speed is 45 mph, which is considerable. DJI Inspire 2 The DJI Inspire 2 is an upgraded version of Inspire 1. It features a new image processing system capable of recording 5.2k videos in both CinemaDNG and Apple ProRes formats. The drone can attain a maximum speed of 50 mph in just five minutes. It also has a maximum descending speed of 9m/s. The structure of the drone consists of aluminium covers and carbon fiber arms. The dual battery system helps the drone to maintain a flight duration of up to 27 minutes, giving you enough time to record videos and capture images. Another good thing about DJI Inspire 2 is that it is light. It is nicely packaged in a small suitcase that is easy to carry around. A small fiber cloth and a five-piece cleaning kit accompany the unit. It also comes with a 6 GB MicroSD card to help you store the items recorded. The forward and downward vision systems allow the drone to detect obstacles 30m ahead. This enables it to maintain a protected flight at a controllable angle of 25 degrees.  GoPro Karma GoPro Karma is designed to help you capture images and videos in the air or on the ground. The drone can capture when perfectly handheld, mounted on the body or flown. It is very portable and has excellent navigation and editing applications. Many photographers prefer it for sporting activities, especially in rough terrains, due to its firm grip and portable nature. Its LiPo batteries can last for 20 minutes during flight.  GoPro Karma is very light when compared to other high-end drones. It only weighs 1006 grams, meaning you can comfortably carry it while on the go. It can be easily folded and transported in a carrying unit. Other items in the unit include grip handle, camera, extension cable, stabilizer and mounting ring. The drone is compatible with Hero5 and Hero4 cameras. The maximum speed it can attain is 35 mph.  DJI Matrice 600 DJI Matrice 600 is exclusively designed for professional aerial photographers who want to obtain detailed pictures and videos of buildings or landscapes. It is easy to set up and configure. The dust proof coating and propulsion system present in the drone protects it from external electrical components and internal motor. This greatly prolongs its life and reduces occasional repairs and maintenance. The frequently cooled motor also provides reliable performance it terms of flight duration.  The drone has a maximum loading capacity of 2.7 pounds that enables it to carry the Ronin-MX and Hero4 cameras. It uses six batteries and weighs about 8.8 pounds. The ultra-light weight makes the drone more portable and easy to transport. The six propellers ensure stability during flight. The drone can attain a maximum speed of 40 mph and can fly for 18 minutes.  Walkera QR X800 Walkera QR X800 makes to the list of the drones you must know as a professional because of its durability and rigidity. The drone is made from 3K weave carbon fiber and glass. It has a 6S 22.2vLiPO battery capable of providing up to 40 minutes flight time. The high level of performance of the drone’s power system enables it to handle different action cameras. It can comfortably operate with the Walkera iLook, Hero 5 and GoPro cameras.  The retractable landing skids make it easier to transport the drone in its aluminum carrying case. Aluminum is very strong and can provide proper storage for the drone. You can also connect the drone to MavLink software. This provides access to a number of programming options. The drone is also easy to set up, allowing you to capture stable images and videos. The GPS feature makes it easy to handle and operate.  Yuneec Drone Tornado The Yuneec Drone Tornado is designed to fly the Panasonic GH4 camera. For it to work with this camera, the drone must be compatible with the GB603 Gimbal. This helps stabilize the camera, enabling it to move independently. This means that if one of the propellers was to fail, the drone will still land safely. The drone has a landing gear that provides a 360-degree view of the area as the camera pans. It is made of carbon fiber to ensure durability.  The ST24 transmitter allow you to conduct live monitoring using a 7-inch Android device and telemetry display. The unit comes with two batteries capable of maintaining up to 30 minutes flight time. The drone weighs 44.6 pounds. It is slightly heavier than other high-end drones. However, its performance and sophisticated features earn it a stop in this list.  A good drone must have enough flight time, be stable and move at a greater speed. It must also produce quality images and be easy to operate. The list discussed above features some of the best drones you must know about as a professional. See More

          Graduate Nurse (GN) Float Pool (Med Surg %26 Telemetry) Nights - Research Medical Center - HCA   
Graduate Nurse (GN) - Registered Nurse (RN) Float Pool (Med Surg & Telemetry) Nights - Research Medical Center Come work with us! HCA is one of the nation&#x27;s leading providers of healthcare services, comprised of locally managed facilities that include 168 hospitals and 113 surgery centers in 20 states and the United Kingdom!
          Patient Courier - Guam Memorial Hospital - Dededo, GU   
Moving / transfering patient from another ward or department,or from direct admit.Mostly ,i always assigned to ICU and telemetry.surgical and medsurg once in a... $25,000 a year
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           Efficient encoding of high-rate LDPC codes for space applications    
Liva, Gianluigi und Paolini, Enrico und Chiani, Marco (2004) Efficient encoding of high-rate LDPC codes for space applications. In: 2004 ESA Workshop on Tracking, Telemetry and Command Systems for Space Applications. TTC 2004, Darmstadt, Germany.
           Tornado-like codes: a new appealing chance for space application protocols?    
Paolini, Enrico und Liva, Gianluigi und Chiani, Marco (2004) Tornado-like codes: a new appealing chance for space application protocols? In: 2004 ESA Workshop on Tracking, Telemetry and Command Systems for Space Applications. TTC 2004, Darmstadt, Germany.
           TerraSAR-X Ground Station at DLR in Neustrelitz    
Schwarz, Jill und Damerow, Heiko und Maass, Holger und Richter, Jens (2004) TerraSAR-X Ground Station at DLR in Neustrelitz. In: entfällt. European Telemetry Conference, etc2004, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, May 24. - 27. 2004.
           A New High Efficiency 1-Watt S-Band GaAs HBT Power Amplifier MMIC for the TTC Transponder of the GALILEO Navigation System    
Moreno, Carles und Gómez Otero, David und Bara, Marc und Casas, Joan (2004) A New High Efficiency 1-Watt S-Band GaAs HBT Power Amplifier MMIC for the TTC Transponder of the GALILEO Navigation System. In: Proceedings of TTC 2004. Tracking, Telemetry and Command Systems for Space Applications, TTC 2004, 2004-09-07 - 2004-09-09, Darmstadt, Germany.
          Let's Encrypt ปล่อยใบรับรองครบ 100 ล้านใบ เว็บเข้ารหัสใกล้ 60%   

โครงการ Let's Encrypt ประกาศปล่อยใบรับรองครบ 100 ล้านใบ หลังจากเริ่มปล่อยใบรับรองเป็นการทั่วไปตั้งแต่วันที่ 3 ธันวาคม 2015 โดยเดือนแรกปล่อยใบรับรองไปประมาณสองแสนใบ

ทาง Let's Encrypt ระบุว่าความสำเร็จของโครงการแสดงให้เห็นความจริงสามอย่าง 1) ความต้องการเว็บเข้ารหัสมีสูง 2) ระบบสามารถออกแบบให้ขยายขนาดเป็นระบบออกใบรับรองขนาดใหญ่ได้จริง (Let's Encrypt ได้ความช่วยเหลือจาก Akamai, IdenTrsut, และ Sumo Logic) 3) พลังของการออกแบบระบบให้ทำงานอัตโนมัติทำให้โครงการเดียวสามารถจัดการใบรับรองจำนวนมหาศาล

ตอนนี้ข้อมูลจาก Firefox Telemetry ระบุว่าการเข้าเว็บ 58% เป็นการเชื่อมต่อแบบเข้ารหัส ปีที่แล้ว Let's Encrypt เคยตั้งเป้าว่าจะทำให้ตัวเลขการเข้าเว็บเข้ารหัสเพิ่มเป็น 50% แต่ได้เพียง 48%

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          Сервис Let's Encrypt преодолел рубеж в 100 млн сертификатов   
Некоммерческий удостоверяющий центр Let’s Encrypt, контролируемый сообществом и предоставляющий сертификаты безвозмездно всем желающим, объявил о достижении рубежа в 100 млн сертификатов. Также отмечается прогресс в продвижении HTTPS - доля запросов страниц по HTTPS приближается к 60%, судя по статистике, полученной в рамках работы сервиса Firefox Telemetry. Для сравнения, 19 месяцев назад при запуске проекта Let’s Encrypt этот показатель составлял 40%, а в начале 2017 года достиг значения в 50%.
           Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation for the Phoenix Shuttle    
Alvermann K., und Bodenstein M., und Gandert R., und Graeber S., und Oertel C.-H., und Rippel E., (2004) Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation for the Phoenix Shuttle. In: etc2004 - AIMS2004, Seiten 180-194. 24th European Telemetry Conference etc2004, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 24.-27.05.2004.
           Experimentation and Verification Network - A new platform for the distribution of GNSS data via Internet - Overview and fields of applications    
Noack, T. und Klähn, D. und Steinbach, I. und Hartmann, R. (2004) Experimentation and Verification Network - A new platform for the distribution of GNSS data via Internet - Overview and fields of applications. 24th European Telemetry Conference, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, May 24-27, 2004, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
           Tracking System for an Optical Ground Station in Laser Free-Space Communications    
Knapek, Markus und Gstöttner, Andreas (2004) Tracking System for an Optical Ground Station in Laser Free-Space Communications. In: Proceedings. 3rd ESA Workshop on Tracking, Telemetry and Command Systems for Space Applications TTC, Darmstadt, September 7-9, 2004, Darmstadt.
          Patient Courier - Guam Memorial Hospital - Dededo, GU   
Moving / transfering patient from another ward or department,or from direct admit.Mostly ,i always assigned to ICU and telemetry.surgical and medsurg once in a... $25,000 a year
From Indeed - Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:52:58 GMT - View all Dededo, GU jobs
          Сервис Let's Encrypt преодолел рубеж в 100 млн сертификатов   
Некоммерческий удостоверяющий центр Let’s Encrypt, контролируемый сообществом и предоставляющий сертификаты безвозмездно всем желающим, объявил о достижении рубежа в 100 млн сертификатов. Также отмечается прогресс в продвижении HTTPS - доля запросов страниц по HTTPS приближается к 60%, судя по статистике, полученной в рамках работы сервиса Firefox Telemetry. Для сравнения, 19 месяцев назад при запуске проекта Let’s Encrypt этот показатель составлял 40%, а в начале 2017 года достиг значения в 50%.
          Registered Nurse - MedSurg - Banner Health - United States   
The RNs have a great opportunity to be and will be trained in several areas including medsurg, pediatrics, telemetry, postpartum, labor and delivery and newborn...
From Banner Health - Tue, 16 May 2017 17:29:44 GMT - View all United States jobs
          Registered Nurse - Med/Surg - Banner Health - United States   
The RNs have a great opportunity to be and will be trained in several areas including medsurg, pediatrics, telemetry, postpartum, labor and delivery and newborn...
From Banner Health - Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:31:12 GMT - View all United States jobs
          RN Coordinator - OB - Banner Health - United States   
The RNs have a great opportunity to be and will be trained in several areas including medsurg, pediatrics, telemetry, postpartum, labor and delivery and newborn...
From Banner Health - Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:31 GMT - View all United States jobs
          Kaspersky Lab statement on NotPetya ransomware attacks reported 27 June   

[India], June 28 (ANI): Kaspersky Lab's analysts are investigating the new wave of ransomware attacks targeting organizations across the world.

Our preliminary findings suggest that it is not a variant of Petya ransomware as publically reported, but a new ransomware that has not been seen before.

That is why we have named it NotPetya.

The company's telemetry data indicates around 2,000 attacked users so far. Organizations in Russia and the Ukraine are the most affected, and we have also registered hits in Poland, Italy, the UK, Germany, France, the US and several other countries.

This appears to be a complex attack which involves several attack vectors. We can confirm that a modified Eternal Blue exploit is used for propagation at least within the corporate network.

Kaspersky Lab detects the threat as UDS: DangeroundObject.Multi.Generic.

Kaspersky Lab experts aim to release new signatures, including for the System Watcher component as soon as possible and to determine whether it is possible to decrypt data locked in the attack - with the intention of developing a decryption tool as soon as they can.

We advise all companies to update their Windows software, to check their security solution and ensure they have back up and ransomware detection in place.

Kaspersky Lab corporate customers are also advised to:

-Check that all protection is activated as recommended; and that they have enabled the KSN/System Watcher component.

-Use the AppLocker feature to disable the execution of any files that carry the name "perfc.dat"; as well as the

-PSExec utility from Sysinternals Suite. (ANI)


          Med Surg Nurse (RN) - (Mcallen)   
HealthTrust Workforce Solutions offers Registered Nurses (RNs) job opportunities in leading healthcare facilities across the country. The specialties we staff include ICU, Critical Care, Med/Surg, Telemetry, ER, PACU, Labor & Delivery, and more! With regional and satellite recruitment offices nationwide, we work around the clock to provide the best support for our Per Diem Nurses.
          Med Surg Nurse (RN) - (Mcallen)   
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          RN/GN-Observation - (Mcallen)   
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          Game Services and Telemetry Processing in Windows Azure   

Originally posted on: http://blog.developeracademy.co.uk/asmith/archive/2014/03/07/155614.aspx

For the past few months I have been working on a pet project to integrate a 3D car racing game with back-end services hosted in Windows Azure. It has been a really fun project to work on, and has been a great learning experience for using Azure services for game services and telemetry processing, but also getting a look at the world of game development, 3D graphics, and developing physics engines for games.

An Introduction to Red Dog Racing

 

Red Dog Racing is a 3D driving game that makes use of back-end services hosted in Windows Azure. Sector and lap time data and telemetry data is send from the game to the Windows Azure Service Bus. A worker role is used to de-queue and process the data and store it as entities in Windows Azure Table Storage. Telemetry data is also sent to Windows Azure Blob Storage to provide the game with a replay function that displays ghost cars for the fastest laps driven by other players. The best lap times, overall standings, and driver telemetry data can be viewed on a website.

I have used the game as one of the scenarios in my recently published PluralSight course Windows Azure Storage In-Depth, to show how I use Queues, Table Storage and Blobs to process and store  lap time, telemetry data and replay data from the game.

I will be presenting my Game Services and Telemetry Processing in Windows Azure session at a number of conferences over the next few months.

  • Azure DevDays – Helsinki, 21st March
  • TechDays The Netherlands – The Hague, 16th – 17th April
  • DevSum – Stockholm, 21st – 23rd May
  • Techorama – Belgium, 27th – 28th May
  • NDC – Oslo, 2nd – 6th June

I’ll also be hosting one-day workshops with hands-on labs based on the game at NDC in Oslo, and DevSum in Stockholm, and including labs based on the scenario in my Windows Azure In-Depth training course. I will also be delivering one-day workshops based on the scenario to companies and training centers.

If you want to learn more about telemetry processing or implementing game services in Windows Azure, or would be interested in a Windows Azure training course or workshop please feel free to contact me though this blog.

In future posts I will be digging deeper into the implementation, and sharing my ideas about what makes Windows Azure such a great platform for developing scalable data storage and telemetry processing applications.


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          Automatic volume tracking for a TV   
A couple of years ago I was given a non-working 50" Philips flat-panel TV.  As is often the case with these things, there was actually very little wrong with it and in this instance it was a pair of bad capacitors in the power supply, costing about $3 to fix.

With the working TV, I now had another problem that is all too common:  The internal speakers sounded terrible!

Rummaging around my storage room I found an old JVC 35 watt/channel audio amplifier/tuner from the 1980's and using the "audio output" on the back of the TV I connected it to the amplifier and that to a pair of high-efficiency JBL 12" 4-way speakers:  It sounded pretty good - lots of volume, good highs and thundering bass with "only" 35 watts (I wouldn't need a subwoofer!) - but the volume control had no effect.  Finding another cable, I then tried the headphone jack on the side of the TV, but its volume wasn't affected even though the speaker was muted!

WTH, Philips?!?

Figure 1:
A view of the volume tracker showing the connections,
indicator and controls.
I've seen this same issue on at least one other TV, but with some of TVs one can find an option - often deep in a configuration - that makes the audio line output track the volume control - but not this one.  What this meant was that if I was using an external audio amplifier and I wanted to be able to adjust the TV volume with a remote I would need either two remotes, or program a universal remote to do the task.  This latter point isn't too much of a problem as there are many universal remotes that can be configured to split tasks amongst different boxes, but the audio amplifier that I was planning to use (and the only one that I had that would fit in the TV stand)  - the 1984 JVC tuner/amplifier - did not have a remote.

So, I did what any nerd type would do:  I threw a computer at it!

It occurred to me that I did have a reference on which I could base an outboard volume control:  The internal speakers of the TV.  I surmised that I could "listen" to the audio level coming out of the speakers, compare it to the fixed-level audio line output from the TV and based on that, adjust the volume of an outboard amplifier based on the difference.

I figured that this could work if I could place a sense microphone very close to the speaker and in this way the sound level at the microphone would be very high as compared to the room volume of the external loudspeakers and I could make it so that not only would the TV's internal speakers still be quite low for a fairly high volume from the outboard speakers.  Doing this would also minimize the effect of the sound from the outboard speakers being picked up by the microphone which could cause the volume to increase even more in a feedback loop.

Comment:
Instead of using a microphone I could have tapped into the audio from the internal speakers, but moving this heavy TV and taking it apart is quite difficult with just one person - and I wanted to try out the "microphone" approach, first.
If I have reason to take this TV apart in the future I may add an external connection to one of the speakers via a resistive pad and 1:1 isolation transformer.

To test this theory I hacked together a bit of code that did nothing but measure the audio level from two sources:  A microphone and the audio line output and then dump those levels, in dB, to the serial port where I could see what was going on.  It seemed to look pretty good as the two audio sources seemed to track fairly well.

I could now get down to the task of writing some software and building a dedicated board.

Using 5 MIPS of computing power to adjust a volume control

I chose a PIC16F88 for this task.  This processor has a whopping 368 bytes of RAM and 8 kwords for program space and it also has an onboard 10 bit A/D converter and UART so that it can both accumulate analog data (audio, in this case) and send out statistics to a serial port so that the results could be analyzed.

Several years ago I'd written some code for the PIC (in C) that took audio fed into the A/D port. calculated the average level and spat it out in dB below "full scale" of the A/D converter - all based on integer math - and in comparing it to a genuine, mechanical VU meter I found that it matched quite closely.  In testing, this code seemed to be perfectly capable of providing accurate readings (to within better than 1dB) to about 100 kHz - a frequency well above the actual sample rate.  With 10 bits of A/D conversion and the use of  (at least)16 bit integer math, I had a usable dynamic range of a bit over 60dB due to "oversampling".

Starting with that code I rewrote it so that it would be able to take two separate channels of audio and produce the sound level, in dB, at an update rate of about 10 readings per second.

In a nutshell, the code works like this:
  • In an interrupt, an A/D reading is taken from audio channel A and converted to a signed integer.
  • At the next interrupt, an A/D reading is taken from audio channel B and converted to a signed integer.
  • On the fly, after each channel is taken the following "pre-processing" is done to each channel.
    • The absolute value of that A/D reading is taken and summed with past readings from this same channel using a 32 bit accumulator.
    • Any instances of hitting "at or near maximum" on an A/D converter set a flag to indicate that we have "clipped" our audio and that the results may be suspected to be bad.
    • This "interleaving" of A/D accumulation and readings helps assure that both channels are treated the same way and get similar results.
  • Once the sum of 500 pairs of data had been taken the code signals via a flag that new results are ready.  Since we have only one A/D converter, we can't digitize both channels simultaneously so spreading the readings over time helps assure that the readings would be very similar if the same audio were present in both channels.
  • The main code copies the results of the accumulated data, clears the summing registers and restarts the interrupt so that new data can be gathered.
  • The sums of the absolute values of each audio channel are then converted into two separate dB readings using a set of lookup tables and interpolation, the result being accurate to within 1dB.  Obtaining a numerical reading in a logarithmic scale such as deciBels is important since ratiometric differences in the two channels can be easily compared regardless of the absolute amplitude.
  • Knowing the difference between the two audio sources (e.g. the "line in" from the TV and the audio level being detected from the speaker) a lookup table is referenced to set the digital potentiometer in the the line level audio path to the power amplifier as needed to provide the appropriate change of audio being applied to the amplifier:  The higher the detected amplitude from the speaker with respect to the audio on the line in, the lower the attenuation between the line in and the amplifier and the louder the amplified sound.
Comments:
As noted above the audio is being "undersampled" since the frequency of the audio content exceeds half the actual sampling rate - and also that because there is only one A/D converter that is multiplexed, the two audio sources, the microphone and program audio, are not being sampled at exactly the same time.

For our purposes, this is irrelevant as audio is generally redundant in the nature - and we are looking at absolute voltage levels rather than anything having to do with spectral content.  What this means is that if you feed the same content into both inputs at the same time, you get completely identical results from the VU meter readings with the amplitude staying flat within 1 dB to about 100 kHz - the frequency that is (more or less) limited by circuit capacitance.
Because we are comparing two ostensibly identical audio sources there isn't any need to apply any "weighting" to the readings other than what is done already.
Having converted the audio levels to dB readings actually makes the task of comparing audio levels much simpler as our two audio sources - a sample of the line out from the TV and the audio from the TV's speaker - should following each other, differing only in the loudness difference between the two sources.  In other words, all I really needed to do was to adjust the audio line output level so that it tracked the audio level difference between the two sources:  If I increased the audio level to the speaker by 6 dB, I would see that in the output from the microphone and know to increase the line output to the audio amplifier by 6dB as well.

Figure 2:
The "guts" of the volume controller.  In the upper left one can see U1, the input and output buffers and to its
right U2, the electronic potentiometers.  In the lower left is U3, the microphone and comparison
filter/amplifiers and in the upper-right, U4, the PIC16F88 processor.  Just below U4 are the
power supply components.
Click on the image for a larger version.

Sounds simple, right?

Actually, it's fairly tricky when you get right down to it.

While 60dB sounds like a lot of audio range - and it is, in fact, a million-to-one level difference - it turns out that we can easily experience this in normal TV programming between a loud explosion and very quiet parts of the audio, particularly when you take into account the fact that one could easily use at least 30dB of that range in the volume control alone!

Since this PIC has only a 10 bit A/D converter, the range was theoretically limited to about 60 dB so I configured each audio channel to have a switchable "high/low" gain setting so that an extra 20 dB or so could be measured.  Since that amount of gain difference was always the same when I switched settings, I could simply add that gain into the appropriate dB reading to compensate for the difference.  The way this worked was that if I saw an audio level that near the bottom of the usable range (say, 40-50 dB below full scale), I would switch in the extra gain but if it was too high (perhaps within 10-20 dB of full scale) I would switch it out.  The result was that I now had about 80 dB of usable measurement range - not bad for a cheap computer chip with only 10 bits of A/D and a couple of op amps!

Knowing when not to act:

There's yet another problem to consider.  If we have audio from both the line input and the speaker, we can easily make a comparison and determine which is louder/quieter, but what if the audio from one source - or both sources - is too low to make a valid comparison?

An obvious example of this would be during a brief pause at the time of a commercial break - or, perhaps, when you are loading a video disc or waiting for a program stream to start.  If you didn't detect the "silence" and prevent the unit from adjusting the volume control, it would probably go out into the weeds whenever it was "too quiet."  The work-around is, of course, to have the computer detect quiet parts and not make adjustments at those times.

Another time during which we should not act is, as noted above, during those instance when we suspect that one or both the input channels is clipping:  That's easy - just set a threshold above which you do not make any decisions to adjust the volume.

Another concern is clipping - which can come from several sources.  As noted previously, too high an input level could exceed the dynamic range of the A/D converter on the PIC and if this happens, two things can occur:
  • Our readings are bogus since we don't know by how much the audio exceeded the range.
  • On the PIC - as is the case with many CMOS analog MUXes - if you exceed the voltage range of the input by going above the supply voltage or below ground you can affect the other A/D channels - even if they are not selected.  In other words, clipping in one channel will probably wreck the readings in the other channels as well!
If the gain of an audio channel has already been set to "low" and we are still clipping in that channel, the proper course of action would be to simply ignore that reading:  If the clipping is happening fairly infrequently, we can afford to do this as we will soon get another reading that we can use.

Figure 3:
The automatic volume tracking box, sitting behind and under the TV.
Another source of clipping can be the TV's own speaker amplifier and/or the microphone near it.  Since the sense microphone is placed right in front of the speaker it is possible that on audio peaks we could hit the maximum level of which it is capable.  This condition is a bit harder to detect since we aren't actually causing clipping of the A/D converter in this case so all we can really do is to be careful in the initial setup of the system so that we don't encounter either instance.

Differences in audio sources:

One problem with using a microphone to pick up speaker audio is that the audio detected via that route will not sound the same as the "pristine" audio output from the back of the TV.  This inevitable result is due to neither the speaker or microphone being perfect in their ability to faithfully produce their outputs:  There will always be at least a small difference due to frequency response differences and mechanical resonances.

In order to minimize these differences I decided to purposely limit the frequency range over which the audio from either the microphone or the line out would be analyzed and this was done using a low-Q 1 kHz bandpass filter.  The idea here is to pass audio only in the low-middle range of what can be heard and the general audio range in which most of the audio is actually present.  The "low Q" audio filter means that while its passband is centered at 1 kHz, it doesn't attenuate lower or higher frequency particularly quickly - but it is sure to knock down the low bass or the highest treble significantly - those being the frequencies at which the speaker/microphone combination is likely to have the least fidelity and depart from the sample from the line input.

Putting it all together:

The schematic diagram of this circuit is shown below.

Figure 4: 
Schematic diagram of the automatic volume tracker.
Click on an image for a larger version.

Only the left channel audio path will be described:  The right channel audio path is identical.

The audio from the TV's LINE OUT is fed in via C101 to a unity-gain follower op amp circuit (U1a) which is biased by R101 at a mid supply voltage, 2.5 volts.  The output of U1a is then fed to an electronic potentiometer, U2a which is also biased from the mid-supply voltage so that variations in U2a's settings do not cause a DC offset to occur.  The "wiper" of the U2a potentiometer is connected to another unity-gain follower, U1d which is then connected to the audio output.

Because unity-gain followers are used, there is no audio gain provided in this circuit, but setting the electronic potentiometer to "full scale" will result in very little attenuation of the audio being passed through the system, pretty much as if this entire circuit were bypassed.  When the electronic potentiometer is at the bottom end of its scale the attenuation is over 50 dB - more than enough range for our purposes.

Because there is only one "sense" microphone, jumper JP1 is used to select the corresponding LINE IN audio channel for the channel being monitored with the microphone:  Since it it is common for the left/right channel content to differ quite considerably in stereo programs, it is important to make sure that JP1 is set to match the speaker being monitored by the microphone.

From JP1 the selected signal goes to a 20-ish dB pad consisting of R301/R302 and then to a non-inverting amplifier built around U3a.  It may seem odd to attenuate a signal just to amplify it again, but this configuration was made during the initial design stages when it wasn't certain what the absolute audio levels would be.  It was also desired that both channels have similar circuitry and as such, amplifier U3a's gain adjustment mechanism would work only if it had a fairly high gain to begin with.

If the processor detects that the line level audio is too low, it sets the PROG_GAIN line to a LOW state, effectively grounding it and the bottom end of R304 and causing the gain to increase by nearly 20dB.  C302 is used to prevent this action from causing a DC bias offset and R305 provides a bit of constant leakage to prevent C302 from discharging if the amplifier is in the "Low gain" mode (e.g. the "PROG_GAIN" pin set to a high-impedance state.)  Conversely, if the audio is high enough that the extra 20dB is not needed, this pin is switched to be a digital input where it may float.
Figure 5:
Placement of the "sense" microphone:  Against the speaker!
Surprisingly, the microphone doesn't seem to be very prone
to "clipping" or saturation even at high speaker volume
levels - something that could skew the comparison. The
microphone is taped at the edge of the cone using
polyimide tape, mostly out of sight.

In testing, it was noted that better performance was obtained by setting the PIC's input to a "Digital input" mode rather than an "A/D" input mode, this being due to the fact that because of C302, the signals on this pin swing below ground potential.  When this happened while in "A/D input" mode the other A/D channels (on the same MUX) were badly disrupted and excessive clipping on the input of that pin caused audio distortion on U3a as well as affected the apparent gain of the stage as well.

From U3a the LINE audio signal passes through a low-Q audio bandpass filter consisting of U3d centered at about 1 kHz.  This filter's passband is (more or less) in the middle of the audio spectrum in which much of the energy of speech and music is contained and the thought is that discrepancies between the qualities of the audio directly coupled from the LINE input and those picked up by the microphone after they have first been reproduced by the speaker will be reduced.

By the time the audio leaves U3d, the bandpass filter, its level is close-ish to 5 volts peak-peak for the highest level audio that would be present with U3a in the "low" gain mode - this being done to maximize the dynamic range of the PIC's A/D converter.  By virtue of the AC coupling of the bandpass filter (via C303) and the 2.5 volt bias on U3d, pin 12, the output of the filter is also centered at 2.5 volts, mid-scale for the PIC's A/D converter.

The audio from the microphone follows a similar path except that its variable-gain amplifier, U3b, has more maximum gain to compensate for the relatively low level from the microphone as compared to the LINE input.  As with the LINE audio, it too is bandpass-filtered at 1 kHz, this time by U3c, the output of which is sent to the PIC.

Monitoring and adjustment:

One may notice that there is also a serial port (output) shown on the diagram, the DE-9 connector being just visible in Figure 3 along with "Gain+", "Gain-" buttons and a dual-color LED.  In operation the serial output is constantly sending the detected microphone audio level, the program audio level, the difference between the two, the difference between the actual audio level and the level predicted based on it and the gain setting and whether or not the A/D was at or near clipping.

During TV program audio - particularly at a high volume level - this "telemetry" data is used to determine how well the device is tracking the audio and whether adjustments are needed using the "Gain+" and "Gain-" buttons which adjust how speaker audio correlates with the attenuation that the processor applies to U2, the digital potentiometer and save the settings in the processor's nonvolatile (flash) memory. The LED is used to provide a visual indication of what the devices is doing:  Red indicates that the audio "gain" is being increased (e.g. the attenuation of U2 decreased) while green indicates a decrease in audio gain while a yellow color - created by the processor switching between red and green rapidly - is used to indicate that U2 as at minimum attenuation - which is the same as maximum volume.

How well does it work?

I've been using this on the TV for nearly 3 years now and only tweaked the code slightly after installing it.  At low volume levels it does tend to "hunt" a little bit (e.g. volume go up and down several dB - usually not noticeable) with differing program material - likely due to some "spillover" from the large, room speakers into the sense microphone, but at normal volume levels it is quite consistent.  There are a few instances that do still cause it to "hunt" (some types of music, a few specific voices) but its not been severe enough for me to record such clips to the DVR and try to figure out what, exactly is happening.

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          (USA-WA-Walla Walla) Biomedical Technician   
**Description:** **Providence is calling a Biomedical Technician (Biomed Tech, Days, 1.0) to Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.** **In this position you will:** + Conduct performance inspections and perform safety and repair maintenance on complex medical equipment such as infusion pumps, laboratory devices, patient monitoring/telemetry systems, surgical devices, nurse call and other communication equipment, physical therapy equipment, etc. in accordance with manufacturer and departmental standards and procedures. + Perform major/minor repairs of complex medical equipment using manufacturer’s recommendations, test procedures, diagnostic and accepted engineering standards. + Assist manufacturers and hospital personnel in planning, installation, and in-service of complex medical equipment and systems. + Adhere to policies and procedures in response to the environment of care and attend mandatory training as related to safety, security, infection control, life safety, utilities, medical equipment, emergency and hazardous materials. + Consistently demonstrate adherence to Medicare and Medicaid regulations which directly or indirectly relate to the performance and job expectations. + Participate in hospital and department specific practices to maintain a clean, safe and comfortable environment for patients and staff. + Maintain the security and confidentiality of data and information used in performance of his/her daily duties conforming to hospital policy, laws and regulations as appropriate. + Follow established policies and procedures to identify and reduce the risks of acquiring or transmitting infection. **Qualifications:** **Required qualifications for this position include:** + Associate degree of Applied Science Degree in Biomedical Engineering or Electronics or military/technical electronics school certificate + Two (2) years experience in the repair and maintenance of major medical electronic system and equipment + Must possess a thorough understanding of schematic diagrams, biomedical analytical skills, initiative and sound judgment + Proficiency in use of computers and standard biomedical maintenance tools and test equipment **Preferred qualifications for this position include:** + Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Engineering or Electronics **About the hospital you will serve.** Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington is a full service hospital with some of the best technology, expertise, specialists and primary care physicians in the region. We have been named the 100 top hospitals in the United States by two separate, independent research companies, Solucient and Cleverly Associates. Walla Walla is located in the southeastern region of Washington state and offers a sunny, mild climate, the benefits of living in a historic college town, outdoor activities and excellent public & private schools at all levels. **We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details** http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/ **Our Mission** As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service. **About Us** Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. **Schedule:** Full-time **Shift:** Day **Job Category:** Biomedical **Location:** Washington-Walla Walla **Req ID:** 158724
          AT without GCS not working   

One important note: arducopter (vehicle) is running on RBPi3 with PXFmini IMU. Here the command line contains program options A, B and C as for primary telemetry, GPS and second telemetry. I used second telemetry to connect to radio link which then goes to Antennatracker. Coud it be the problem? Shoudn't be the radio link hooked on primary telemetry?
I'm just guessing as I have no other hints...


          Telemetry connection get bad while calibrating compass   

Iam calibrating compass using a telemetry, and RSSI got lower and lower until disconnected.

Iam using a 2.4G telemetry.

I think its because the data stream is too big, anyway to set the data stream lower?


          Switching into Guided from Stabilize with no battery for testing purposes   

If you have a telemetry connection (don't use the USB cable connection) check the reply that ArduPilot sends on the messages tab on MP


          Dr. Barajas receives the Dynetics Presidential Medal   
Dynetics President, David King, presented the award to Dr. Barajas for his contributions to the iOATIS program. Dr. Barajas was the architect and technical lead for latest version of the Open Architecture for Telemetry and Instrumentation System (iOATIS).  
          Here are 15 apps that will make your laptop The Mac That Was Promised   

Aside from specific apps needed for work, the most casual Mac users can probably survive without anything more than the bundled software. iLife is a surprisingly capable office suite (Apple even promotes Keynote as a tool for interface design), and recent versions of Safari are more energy efficient than any other macOS-compatible browser. But if your needs go beyond basic document creation, or you have enough stuff to overwhelm the ridiculous ‘All My Files’ tab, you’ll want something more powerful.

The World's Biggest Mac App Bundle is a curated selection of some of the best third-party utilities for the Mac. Here’s what you’ll be able to do with this software collection:

  • Advanced data recovery with Data Rescue 4
  • Work on a Windows OS from your Mac with CrossOver 16
  • Improve disk partitioning with Paragon Hard Disk Manager for Mac
  • Wage epic historical warfare in Sid Meier's Civilization V
  • Block all outgoing app telemetry with Radio Silence
  • Unlock hidden UI functionality with MacPilot 9
  • Prepare images for web publication with PhotoBulk
  • Remove unnecessary files with Movavi Mac Cleaner
  • Play Blu-Rays on your desktop with Mac Blu-ray Player Pro
  • Make archival movie backups with MacX DVD Ripper Pro
  • Write notes with structured data using Caboodle 2
  • Solve practical math problems with natural language using Soulver
  • Get a deep understanding of your OS with Master Your Mac: El Capitan and Sierra Masterclass
  • Instantly search for all types of files and data with Tembo
  • Centralize all of your file sharing and uploads from Dropzone 3

Bought separately, these apps go for over $600, but you can pay what you want for the entire set here.


          Internist - ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital - Bakersfield, CA   
These include a complete laboratory (CBC/Chemistry/ Criticare Express-Nova/Istat/SCA2000, SnapDx, VetTest), monitoring devices (Cardell Max 12/Telemetry/NIBP/...
From American Society of Nephrology Archways, Inc - Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:45:38 GMT - View all Bakersfield, CA jobs
          Keith Collantine started the topic Hamilton-Vettel Azerbaijan Grand Prix collision 'telemetry' in the forum Formula One   
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          Eben N. Broadbent added a discussion to the group UgCS   
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UGCS telemetry logs save location?

So I can export or make a backup copy in a different location. Thanks!See More

          Medical Automation Technologies Market- Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014 - 2022   

Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/29/2017 -- The global medical automation technologies market provides various automated services in health monitoring, prescriptions, therapeutics etc. The global medical technologies market revenue stood at $300 billion in 2011 and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7% by 2016. The medical automation technologies market is expected to have a significant market share as highly automated and sophisticated services are available in the market. Venture capitalists are investing in the market to boost the development of medical automation, which is a key driver for the market. For example, Google started a healthcare company, Calio, and is now developing smart contact lens for monitoring diabetes.

Get full summary of the report: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/medical-automation-technologies-market

However, companies have to go through stringent approval procedures to launch products or services which is a restraint for the growth of the market. U.S. FDA has been criticized in the past for over regulation and delay in product launches. Another challenge for companies in the market is to overcome the 2.3% excise tax burden on medical devices. Most of the companies are opposed to this tax and are demanding to repeal it.Some of the key companies profiled in this report are Acrobot Company Ltd., Awarepoint Corp., Clearcount Medical Solutions, Inc.,Ekahau Inc., Ge Healthcare, eScreen Inc. , iCad INC.,Intuitive Surgical, Inc., Philips Healthcare, Quiqmeds, Inc.,Medical Americas and U-Systems, Inc.

Get sample of the report: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-toc-and-sample/101

KEY MARKET SEGMENTS

GLOBAL MARKET, BY AUTOMATED HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING

- Automated home monitoring and telemetry
- Telehealth kiosks
- Automated eye examination devices
- Automated drug testing
- Wearable monitors
- Automated drug testing

GLOBAL MARKET, BY AUTOMATED IMAGING AND IMAGE ANALYSIS

- Automated radiography and fluoroscopy
- Automated whole-breast ultrasound
- Computer-aided detection
- Automated microscopy
- Automated skin cancer detection
- Endoscopic capsules
- Automated microscopy

GLOBAL MARKET, BY AUTOMATED PRESCRIPTION FORMULATION AND DISPENSING

- Packaging machines
- Intravenous compounders
- Dispensing machines

GLOBAL MARKET, BY AUTOMATED THERAPEUTIC (NONSURGICAL) PROCEDURES

Automated defibrillators
- Portable Automated Defibrillators
- Wearable Defibrillators
- Implantable Defibrillators
Automated medication delivery systems
- Implantable Drug Pumps
- Wearable Drug Pumps

GLOBAL MARKET, BY MEDICAL ROBOTICS AND COMPUTER-ASSISTED SURGICAL DEVICES

Surgical planners and simulators
Surgical navigation systems
- Imaging Technologies
- Tracking Technologies
- Display Technologies
Surgical robots
- Robotically Assisted Micro-manipulation
- Steady-hand Systems
- Robotic "Wrists" and Other Dexterity Enhancements
- Pre-programmed Robots
- Constraint Robots
- Voice Control
Intelligent operating rooms and related equipment
- Data Routing
- User Interface
- Open System Architectures

GLOBAL MARKET, BY AUTOMATED LABORATORY TESTING AND ANALYSIS

- Central Laboratory Systems
- Point-of-care Testing Systems

GLOBAL MARKET, BY AUTOMATED HEALTHCARE LOGISTICS, RESOURCE AND PERSONNEL TRACKING

Automated hospital pickup and delivery
- Pneumatic Tubes
- Automated Guided Vehicles

Hospital asset/patient/staff tracking systems
- Active RFID
- Wi-Fi
- Hybrid Systems
- Sensor Tags
- Real-time Location Systems

GLOBAL MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY

North America
Europe
Asia-Pacific
RoW

KEY AUDIENCES

Medical automation technology providers
Healthcare sector service providers
Academic & research institutes

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/medical-automation-technologies-market-global-opportunity-analysis-and-industry-forecast-2014-2022-824788.htm

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          Internist - ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital - Bakersfield, CA   
These include a complete laboratory (CBC/Chemistry/ Criticare Express-Nova/Istat/SCA2000, SnapDx, VetTest), monitoring devices (Cardell Max 12/Telemetry/NIBP/...
From American Society of Nephrology Archways, Inc - Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:45:38 GMT - View all Bakersfield, CA jobs
          Here are 15 apps that will make your laptop The Mac That Was Promised   

Aside from specific apps needed for work, the most casual Mac users can probably survive without anything more than the bundled software. iLife is a surprisingly capable office suite (Apple even promotes Keynote as a tool for interface design), and recent versions of Safari are more energy efficient than any other macOS-compatible browser. But if your needs go beyond basic document creation, or you have enough stuff to overwhelm the ridiculous ‘All My Files’ tab, you’ll want something more powerful.

The World's Biggest Mac App Bundle is a curated selection of some of the best third-party utilities for the Mac. Here’s what you’ll be able to do with this software collection:

  • Advanced data recovery with Data Rescue 4
  • Work on a Windows OS from your Mac with CrossOver 16
  • Improve disk partitioning with Paragon Hard Disk Manager for Mac
  • Wage epic historical warfare in Sid Meier's Civilization V
  • Block all outgoing app telemetry with Radio Silence
  • Unlock hidden UI functionality with MacPilot 9
  • Prepare images for web publication with PhotoBulk
  • Remove unnecessary files with Movavi Mac Cleaner
  • Play Blu-Rays on your desktop with Mac Blu-ray Player Pro
  • Make archival movie backups with MacX DVD Ripper Pro
  • Write notes with structured data using Caboodle 2
  • Solve practical math problems with natural language using Soulver
  • Get a deep understanding of your OS with Master Your Mac: El Capitan and Sierra Masterclass
  • Instantly search for all types of files and data with Tembo
  • Centralize all of your file sharing and uploads from Dropzone 3

Bought separately, these apps go for over $600, but you can pay what you want for the entire set here.