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It is the world's second-largest supplier of x86 based processors, AMD is also the world's second largest supplier of graphics cards and GPUs after taking control over ATI in 2006. AMD also owns a 37% share of Spansion, a supplier of non-volatile flash memory.
AMD LIVE! was originally the name of Advanced Micro Devices' initiative to gather the support of professional musicians and other media producers behind its hardware products. The primary focus of this initiative was the Opteron server- and workstation-class central processing unit.
AMD subsequently extended AMD LIVE! into a platform marketing initiative focusing the consumer electronics segment.
AMD LIVE! was first announced on January 4, 2006 officially through press release.
In August 2003, AMD also purchased the Geode business (originally the CyrixMediaGX) from National Semiconductor to augment its existing line of embedded x86 processor products. During the second quarter of 2004, it launched new low-power Geode NX processors based on the K7 Thoroughbred architecture with speeds of 667 MHz and 1 GHz (fanless), and 1.4 GHz (TDP 25W).
AMD produces their own processors in wholly owned semiconductor Fabrication Plants, called "FABs."
AMD uses a "FAB x" naming convention for their production facilities, where "x" is the number of years that have passed between the founding of AMD and the date the FAB opened.
At their Fabrication facilities, AMD utilizes a system called Automated Precision Manufacturing (APM). APM is a collection of manufacturing technologies AMD has developed over their history (many of which AMD holds patents for), which are designed to enhance the microprocessor production process, primarily in terms of yield. Much of APM is related to removing the "human equation" from the manufacturing process by isolating in-process wafers in containers that are only exposed to clean room facilities. AMD claims that the technologies that combine to make APM are unique to the industry and make it the foremost semiconductor manufacturer in the world - a fact which is lent some credence by their current agreement with Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing based in Singapore. India's first Fab City, a silicon chip manufacturing facility, being setup with an investment of $3 billion by the AMD-SemIndia consortium
AMD currently has a production agreement with foundry Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing which allows Chartered access to AMD Automated Precision Manufacturing (APM) process technology, in exchange for which Chartered will act as extra production capacity for AMD.
AMD has planned expansions in their production capacity. In addition to the completion of Fab 36 in Dresden (300 mm 90 nm process SOI), AMD is planning to upgrade Fab 30 (adjacent to Fab 36) in Dresden from 200 mm 90nm process SOI to a 300 mm 65 nm process silicon on insulator|SOI facility and rename it Fab 38, and open a new facility at the Luther Park Technology Campus in Stillwater, New York (likely 300 mm 32 nm process SOI production) between years 2009 to 2010.
In August 2003, AMD also purchased the Geode business (originally the CyrixMediaGX) from National Semiconductor to augment its existing line of embedded x86 processor products. During the second quarter of 2004, it launched new low-power Geode NX processors based on the K7 Thoroughbred architecture with speeds of 667 MHz and 1 GHz (fanless), and 1.4 GHz (TDP 25W).
California Sidecar, a 30-year industry leader in motorcycle trike conversion kits, was looking to find ways of cutting costs with a specific focus on the type of materials used to make their conversion kits. Obviously, due to lower volumes and high impact and structural requirements, fiberglass is a choice material for most of the applications on their kits. However, because fiberglass dominated, several components were sourced as fiberglass where plastics were more suitable and economical. One such component was the light bar assembly, a cosmetic rear panel that adds additional LED lights to the conversion kit for style and safety. It was determined that an ABS vacuum form would not only prove to be more economical but also resulted in an easier assembly process and weight elimination.
The process of converting the light bars from fiberglass to an ABS thermoformed plastic component required addressing a few design characteristic requirements necessary for the light barâs function and aesthetics. Firstly, in order to achieve a class-A painted surface on the exterior of the light bar, a female mold would be necessary with a polished surface free of even slight imperfections. Secondly, the opposite ends of the light bars required undercut (or die-lock) features so that the final assembly would show no trimmed edges in order to achieve a high-end appearance. Since the undercut edge geometry was on a curve, hydraulicallyâcontrolled indexing details were selected to mold the undercut geometry. These undercut details would then subsequently open up and allow the vacuum form to index from the mold cavity. Due to the mold size and deep-draw geometry a cast aluminum mold proved to be far more economical than an aluminum mold cut from billet. However, given that a CNC-cut surface was necessary to achieve the required finish it was determined to use a Renboard-cut foundry pattern with hand-constructed run out data. A very high quality cast aluminum mold with minimal porosity was developed and the mold surface was benched to perfection. Lastly, during the thermoforming process, a matched surface plug assist is utilized to achieve adequate material distribution and consistency. In the end a very high-end and aesthetically pleasing light bar was introduced to two of their Trike models providing the cost savings they needed while maintaining critical appearance and performance requirements.
I've just completed my first unit of Napoleonic artillery; a pair of 12 pounders of La Garde.
I felt that the Perry crew of 4 was somewhat meagre, so added a couple of Foundry gunners and a couple of Perry/Victrix plastic hybrid figures, for variety. The other figures also had greatcoats which ties in with the look of the army I am slowly building for early 1814. The buckets are conversions, and the ammo boxes are from Front Rank.
Basing posed a bit of a dilemma. I had wanted them on a 45mm frontage, to match the base size of my infantry, but found that 60mm was the bare minimum width for the gunners to be positioned around the guns in a broadly historical manner. I could be tempted to go even wider...
Given that my blog is called Cocktails & Daydreams, I publish surprisingly little content on the former. Well today I'm making up for that with a bumper cocktail related post with my tips on good places to grab a drink in my favourite city.
A newbie on the Edinburgh food & drink scene is Foundry 39 on Queensferry Street. I was invited recently to try out their cocktail menu so I took along my mum to help me (she didn't need much persuading).
We also ordered a couple of burgers to soak up all that booze - cheeseburger for mum, maple-glazed bacon for me. The food definitely hit the spot - especially the sweet potato fries which were crisped to perfection.
There's still several more cocktails I want to try on the menu (starting with the Watermelon Collins) so I'll definitely be back soon. I also fancy trying their sourdough pizzas, oh and definitely more of those sweet potato fries!
All Bar One
One of my favourite girls night activities is a cocktail class - I've been to quite a few over the years, so I was excited to be asked to try out the new offering at All Bar One a few months ago. I took along my pal Jemma to the Festival Square bar one Thursday after work where we were seated with a couple of other bloggers and introduced to our lovely French barman (insert whistle and winky face here). The format for the class was very relaxed, we were talked through a cocktail recipe and then we all got to make it at our seats at the same time (and then drink it obvs). The other classes I've been to have involved a lot of standing around watching other people make cocktails and waiting for your turn, so you got to drink a lot quicker here!
Another thing slightly different to the other classes I've been to was the cocktail shaker - instead of the usual metal shaker and glass method, at All Bar One they have mason jars with lids - so no more trying to slap the shaker at exactly the right spot to dislodge your glass (which I once did so violently that I knocked a stone out of my engagement ring).
We made 3 cocktails, a Cosmopolitan, a Pomegranate Daiquiri (my favourite!) and an Espresso Martini. So that's 3 pretty bloody strong cocktails in the space of about 1.5 hours. May I remind you that this was a Thursday at 6pm. A school night. On an empty stomach. Needless to say that Jemma and I were so pissed we had to go for a burger at Byron before heading home. If it had been a Saturday then I think it would have been an ideal warm up for a night out.
The Bronze casting of the Dancer is now complete. If you were able to visit my latest work called "Hand" you might have come across a figure in one room who danced in front of a wall of blue butterflies. I have, in the past, created studies for my characters in wire, wood and something called Hyrdrocal but after speaking to my friend Toy, I decided to make the jump into Bronze. It is a big jump because it is quite expensive to do and you kind of just have to hope someone will want to buy them after you have invested in having them made. In the picture to the right you can see some of the stages I went through before finally arriving at the bronze casting. The first shows the model I created in Zbrush, a 3D program. The middle image is of the Dancer within the virtual space of Second Life. The third image to the left in white is the 3D print. From there is created the wax model which you can see below. We used the lost wax process to create a mold to hold the molten bronze. Essentially you create a cast around the model then melt it so that the wax runs out leaving a cavity to pour the bronze into. Then 30 were created with each being 4 inches tall.
Below you can see some more images showing molten bronze being poured. So yeah I am really excited. If you are interested in purchasing one of the 30 bronze sculptures then please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org giving your address for shipping as well as the edition number you wish to purchase. There is a list showing which ones have already been sold and what is still available. I have decided to first put the work up for sale to Second Life users who have supported me for the last ten years and then what is left over will go into a first life gallery or exhibitions to be sold.
San Francisco â What a week! Google Cloud Next â17 has come to the end, but really, itâs just the beginning. We welcomedÂ 10,000+ attendees including customers, partners, developers, IT leaders, engineers, press, analysts, cloud enthusiasts (and skeptics). Together we engaged in 3 days of keynotes, 200+ sessions, and 4 invitation-only summits. Hard to believe this was our first show as all of Google Cloud with GCP, G Suite, Chrome, Maps and Education. Thank you to all who were here with us in San Francisco this week, and we hope to see you next year.
If youâre a fan of video highlights, weâve got you covered. Check out our Day 1 keynote (in less than 4 minutes) and Day 2 keynote (in under 5!).
One of the common refrains from customers and partners throughout the conference was âWow, youâve been busy. I canât believe how many announcements youâve had at Next!â So we decided to count all the announcements from across Google Cloud and in fact we had 100 (!) announcements this week.
For the list lovers amongst you, weâve compiled a handy-dandy run-down of our announcements from the past few days:
Google Cloud is excited to welcome two new acquisitions to the Google Cloud family this week, Kaggle and AppBridge.
1.Â Kaggle -Â Kaggle is one of the world's largest communities of data scientists and machine learning enthusiasts. Kaggle and Google Cloud will continue to support machine learning training and deployment services in addition to offering the community the ability to store and query large datasets.
2.Â AppBridge -Â Google Cloud acquired Vancouver-based AppBridge this week, which helps you migrate data from on-prem file servers into G Suite and Google Drive.
Google Cloud brings a suite of new security features to Google Cloud Platform and G Suite designed to help safeguard your companyâs assets and prevent disruption to your business:Â
3.Â Identity-Aware Proxy (IAP) for Google Cloud Platform (Beta) - Identity-Aware Proxy lets you provide access to applications based on risk, rather than using a VPN. It provides secure application access from anywhere, restricts access by user, identity and group, deploys with integrated phishing resistant Security Key and is easier to setup than end-user VPN.
4.Â Data Loss Prevention (DLP) for Google Cloud Platform (Beta) - Data Loss Prevention API lets you scan data for 40+ sensitive data types, and is used as part of DLP in Gmail and Drive. You can find and redact sensitive data stored in GCP, invigorate old applications with new sensitive data sensing âsmartsâ and use predefined detectors as well as customize your own.
7.Â Vault for Google Drive (GA) - Google Vault is the eDiscovery and archiving solution for G Suite. Vault enables admins to easily manage their G Suite data lifecycle and search, preview and export the G Suite data in their domain. Vault for Drive enables full support for Google Drive content, including Team Drive files.
8.Â Google-designed security chip, Titan - Google uses Titan to establish hardware root of trust, allowing us to securely identify and authenticate legitimate access at the hardware level. Titan includes a hardware random number generator, performs cryptographic operations in the isolated memory, and has a dedicated secure processor (on-chip).
New GCP data analytics products and services help organizations solve business problems with data, rather than spending time and resources building, integrating and managing the underlying infrastructure:
9.Â BigQuery Data Transfer Service (Private Beta) - BigQuery Data Transfer Service makes it easy for users to quickly get value from all their Google-managed advertising datasets. With just a few clicks, marketing analysts can schedule data imports from Google Adwords, DoubleClick Campaign Manager, DoubleClick for Publishers and YouTube Content and Channel Owner reports.
10.Â Cloud Dataprep (Private Beta) - Cloud Dataprep is a new managed data service, built in collaboration with Trifacta, that makes it faster and easier for BigQuery end-users to visually explore and prepare data for analysis without the need for dedicated data engineer resources.
11.Â New Commercial Datasets - Businesses often look for datasets (public or commercial) outside their organizational boundaries. Commercial datasets offered include financial market data from Xignite, residential real-estate valuations (historical and projected) from HouseCanary, predictions for when a house will go on sale from Remine, historical weather data from AccuWeather, and news archives from Dow Jones,all immediately ready for use in BigQuery (with more to come as new partners join the program).
12.Â Python for Google Cloud Dataflow in GA - Cloud Dataflow is a fully managed data processing service supporting both batch and stream execution of pipelines. Until recently, these benefits have been available solely to Java developers. Now thereâs a Python SDK for Cloud Dataflow in GA.
14.Â Google Cloud Datalab in GA - This interactive data science workflow tool makes it easy to do iterative model and data analysis in a Jupyter notebook-based environment using standard SQL, Python and shell commands.
15.Â Cloud Dataproc updates - Our fully managed service for running Apache Spark, Flink and Hadoop pipelines has new support for restarting failed jobs (including automatic restart as needed) in beta, the ability to create single-node clusters for lightweight sandbox development, in beta, GPU support, and the cloud labels feature, for more flexibility managing your Dataproc resources, is now GA.
New GCP databases and database features round out a platform on which developers can build great applications across a spectrum of use cases:
16.Â Cloud SQL for Postgre SQL (Beta) - Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL implements the same design principles currently reflected in Cloud SQL for MySQL, namely, the ability to securely store and connect to your relational data via open standards.
18.Â Cloud SQL for MySQL improvements - Increased performance for demanding workloads via 32-core instances with up to 208GB of RAM, and central management of resources via Identity and Access Management (IAM) controls.
19.Â Cloud Spanner - Launched a month ago, but still, it would be remiss not to mention it because, hello, itâs Cloud Spanner! The industryâs first horizontally scalable, globally consistent, relational database service.
21.Â Federated query on Cloud Bigtable - Weâve extended BigQueryâs reach to query data inside Cloud Bigtable, the NoSQL database service for massive analytic or operational workloads that require low latency and high throughput (particularly common in Financial Services and IoT use cases).
New GCP Cloud Machine Learning services bolster our efforts to make machine learning accessible to organizations of all sizes and sophistication:
22. Â Cloud Machine Learning Engine (GA) - Cloud ML Engine, now generally available, is for organizations that want to train and deploy their own models into production in the cloud.
23.Â Cloud Video Intelligence API (Private Beta) - A first of its kind, Cloud Video Intelligence API lets developers easily search and discover video content by providing information about entities (nouns such as âdog,â âflowerâ, or âhumanâ or verbs such as ârun,â âswim,â or âflyâ) inside video content.
24.Â Cloud Vision API (GA) - Cloud Vision API reaches GA and offers new capabilities for enterprises and partners to classify a more diverse set of images. The API can now recognize millions of entities from Googleâs Knowledge Graph and offers enhanced OCR capabilities that can extract text from scans of text-heavy documents such as legal contracts or research papers or books.
26. Cloud Jobs API - A powerful aid to job search and discovery, Cloud Jobs API now has new features such as Commute Search, which will return relevant jobs based on desired commute time and preferred mode of transportation.
27.Â Machine Learning Startup Competition - We announced a Machine Learning Startup Competition in collaboration with venture capital firms Data Collective and Emergence Capital, and with additional support from a16z, Greylock Partners, GV, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital.
New GCP pricing continues our intention to create customer-friendly pricing thatâs as smart as our products; and support services that are geared towards meeting our customers where they are:
28.Â Compute Engine price cuts - Continuing our history of pricing leadership, weâve cut Google Compute Engine prices by up to 8%.
29.Â Committed Use Discounts - With Committed Use Discounts, customers can receive a discount of up to 57% off our list price, in exchange for a one or three year purchase commitment paid monthly, with no upfront costs.
30.Â Free trial extended to 12 months - Weâve extended our free trial from 60 days to 12 months, allowing you to use your $300 credit across all GCP services and APIs, at your own pace and schedule. Plus, weâre introduced new Always Free products -- non-expiring usage limits that you can use to test and develop applications at no cost. Visit the Google Cloud Platform Free Tier page for details.
31.Â Engineering Support - Our new Engineering Support offering is a role-based subscription model that allows us to match engineer to engineer, to meet you where your business is, no matter what stage of development youâre in. It has 3 tiers:
Development engineering support - ideal for developers or QA engineers that can manage with a response within four to eight business hours, priced at $100/user per month.
Production engineering support provides a one-hour response time for critical issues at $250/user per month.
On-call engineering support pages a Google engineer and delivers a 15-minute response time 24x7 for critical issues at $1,500/user per month.
32.Â Cloud.google.com/community site - Google Cloud Platform Community is a new site to learn, connect and share with other people like you, who are interested in GCP. You can follow along with tutorials or submit one yourself, find meetups in your area, and learn about community resources for GCP support, open source projects and more.
New GCP developer platforms and tools reinforce our commitment to openness and choice and giving you what you need to move fast and focus on great code.
33.Â Google AppEngine Flex (GA) - We announced a major expansion of our popular App Engine platform to new developer communities that emphasizes openness, developer choice, and application portability.
34.Â Cloud Functions (Beta) - Google Cloud Functions has launched into public beta. It is a serverless environment for creating event-driven applications and microservices, letting you build and connect cloud services with code.
35.Â Firebase integration with GCP (GA) - Firebase Storage is now Google Cloud Storage for Firebase and adds support for multiple buckets, support for linking to existing buckets, and integrates with Google Cloud Functions.
36.Â Cloud Container Builder - Cloud Container Builder is a standalone tool that lets you build your Docker containers on GCP regardless of deployment environment. Itâs a fast, reliable, and consistent way to package your software into containers as part of an automated workflow.
37.Â Community Tutorials (Beta) Â - With community tutorials, anyone can now submit or request a technical how-to for Google Cloud Platform.
Secure, global and high-performance, weâve built our cloud for the long haul. This week we announced a slew of new infrastructure updates.Â
38.Â New data center region: California - This new GCP region delivers lower latency for customers on the West Coast of the U.S. and adjacent geographic areas. Like other Google Cloud regions, it will feature a minimum of three zones, benefit from Googleâs global, private fibre network, and offer a complement of GCP services.
39.Â New data center region: Montreal - This new GCP region delivers lower latency for customers in Canada and adjacent geographic areas. Like other Google Cloud regions, it will feature a minimum of three zones, benefit from Googleâs global, private fibre network, and offer a complement of GCP services.
40.Â New data center region: Netherlands - This new GCP region delivers lower latency for customers in Western Europe and adjacent geographic areas. Like other Google Cloud regions, it will feature a minimum of three zones, benefit from Googleâs global, private fibre network, and offer a complement of GCP services.
41.Â Google Container Engine - Managed Nodes - Google Container Engine (GKE) has added Automated Monitoring and Repair of your GKE nodes, letting you focus on your applications while Google ensures your cluster is available and up-to-date.
43.Â Internal Load balancing (GA) - Internal Load Balancing, now GA, lets you run and scale your services behind a private load balancing IP address which is accessible only to your internal instances, not the internet.
44.Â Cross-Project Networking (Beta) - Cross-Project Networking (XPN), now in beta, is a virtual network that provides a common network across several Google Cloud Platform projects, enabling simple multi-tenant deployments.
In the past year, weâve launched 300+ features and updates for G Suite and this week we announced our next generation of collaboration and communication tools.
46.Â Drive File Stream (EAP) - Drive File Stream is a way to quickly stream files directly from the cloud to your computer With Drive File Steam, company data can be accessed directly from your laptop, even if you donât have much space on your hard drive.
48.Â Quick Access in Team Drives (GA) - powered by Googleâs machine intelligence, Quick Access helps to surface the right information for employees at the right time within Google Drive. Quick Access now works with Team Drives on iOS and Android devices, and is coming soon to the web.
49.Â Hangouts Meet (GA to existing customers) - Hangouts Meet is a new video meeting experience built on the Hangouts that can run 30-person video conferences without accounts, plugins or downloads. For G Suite Enterprise customers, each call comes with a dedicated dial-in phone number so that team members on the road can join meetings without wifi or data issues.
50.Â Hangouts Chat (EAP) - Hangouts Chat is an intelligent communication app in Hangouts with dedicated, virtual rooms that connect cross-functional enterprise teams. Hangouts Chat integrates with G Suite apps like Drive and Docs, as well as photos, videos and other third-party enterprise apps.
51.Â @meet - @meet is an intelligent bot built on top of the Hangouts platform that uses natural language processing and machine learning to automatically schedule meetings for your team with Hangouts Meet and Google Calendar.
52.Â Gmail Add-ons for G Suite (Developer Preview) - Gmail Add-ons provide a way to surface the functionality of your app or service directly in Gmail. With Add-ons, developers only build their integration once, and it runs natively in Gmail on web, Android and iOS.
53.Â Edit Opportunities in Google Sheets - with Edit Opportunities in Google Sheets, sales reps can sync a Salesforce Opportunity List View to Sheets to bulk edit data and changes are synced automatically to Salesforce, no upload required.
54.Â Jamboard - Our whiteboard in the cloud goes GA in May! Jamboard merges the worlds of physical and digital creativity. Itâs real time collaboration on a brilliant scale, whether your team is together in the conference room or spread all over the world.
Building on the momentum from a growing number of businesses using Chrome digital signage and kiosks, we added new management tools and APIs in addition to introducing support for Android Kiosk apps on supported Chrome devices.Â
55.Â Android Kiosk Apps for Chrome - Android Kiosk for Chrome lets users manage and deploy Chrome digital signage and kiosks for both web and Android apps. And with Public Session Kiosks, IT admins can now add a number of Chrome packaged apps alongside hosted apps.
57.Â Chrome Device Management (CDM) APIs for Kiosks - These APIs offer programmatic access to various Kiosk policies. IT admins can schedule a device reboot through the new APIs and integrate that functionality directly in a third- party console.
58.Â Chrome Stability API - This new API allows Kiosk app developers to improve the reliability of the application and the system.
Attendees at Google Cloud Next â17 heard stories from many of our valued customers:
59.Â Colgate - Colgate-Palmolive partnered with Google Cloud and SAP to bring thousands of employees together through G Suite collaboration and productivity tools. The company deployed G Suite to 28,000 employees in less than six months.
61.Â eBayÂ - eBay uses Google Cloud technologies including Google Container Engine, Machine Learning and AI for its ShopBot, a personal shopping bot on Facebook Messenger.
62.Â HSBCÂ -Â HSBC is one of the world's largest financial and banking institutions and making a large investment in transforming its global IT. The company is working closely with Google to deploy Cloud DataFlow, BigQuery and other data services to power critical proof of concept projects.
63.Â LUSHÂ - LUSH migrated its global e-commerce site from AWS to GCP in less than six weeks, significantly improving the reliability and stability of its site. LUSH benefits from GCPâs ability to scale as transaction volume surges, which is critical for a retail business. In addition, Google's commitment to renewable energy sources aligns with LUSH's ethical principles.
64.Â Oden TechnologiesÂ -Â Oden was part of Google Cloudâs startup program, and switched its entire platform to GCP from AWS. GCP offers Oden the ability to reliably scale while keeping costs low, perform under heavy loads and consistently delivers sophisticated features including machine learning and data analytics.
65.Â PlanetÂ -Â Planet migrated to GCP in February, looking to accelerate their workloads and leverage Google Cloud for several key advantages: price stability and predictability, custom instances, first-class Kubernetes support, and Machine Learning technology. Planet also announced the beta release of their Explorer platform.
66.Â SchlumbergerÂ -Â Schlumberger is making a critical investment in the cloud, turning to GCP to enable high-performance computing, remote visualization and development velocity. GCP is helping Schlumberger deliver innovative products and services to its customers by using HPC to scale data processing, workflow and advanced algorithms.
67.Â The Home DepotÂ - The Home Depot collaborated with GCPâs Customer Reliability Engineering team to migrate HomeDepot.com to the cloud in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Moving to GCP has allowed the company to better manage huge traffic spikes at peak shopping times throughout the year.
68.Â Verizon - Verizon is deploying G Suite to more than 150,000 of its employees, allowing for collaboration and flexibility in the workplace while maintaining security and compliance standards. Verizon and Google Cloud have been working together for more than a year to bring simple and secure productivity solutions to Verizonâs workforce.
We brought together Google Cloud partners from our growing ecosystem across G Suite, GCP, Maps, Devices and Education. Our partnering philosophy is driven by a set of principles that emphasize openness, innovation, fairness, transparency and shared success in the cloud market. Here are some of our partners who were out in force at the show:
69.Â Accenture - Accenture announced that it has designed a mobility solution for Rentokil, a global pest control company, built in collaboration with Google as part of the partnership announced at Horizon in September.
70.Â Alooma - Alooma announced the integration of the Alooma service with Google Cloud SQL and BigQuery.
71.Â Authorized Training Partner Program - To help companies scale their training offerings more quickly, and to enable Google to add other training partners to the ecosystem, we are introducing a new track within our partner program to support their unique offerings and needs.
72.Â Check Point - Check PointÂ® Software Technologies announced Check Point vSEC for Google Cloud Platform, delivering advanced security integrated with GCP as well as their joining of the Google Cloud Technology Partner Program.
73.Â CloudEndure - Weâre collaborating with CloudEndure to offer a no cost, self-service migration tool for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) customers.
74.Â Coursera - Coursera announced that it is collaborating with Google Cloud Platform to provide an extensive range of Google Cloud training course. To celebrate this announcement Â Coursera is offering all NEXT attendees a 100% discount for the GCP fundamentals class.
75.Â DocuSign - DocuSign announced deeper integrations with Google Docs.
76.Â Egnyte - Egnyte announced an enhanced integration with Google Docs that will allow our joint customers to create, edit, and store Google Docs, Sheets and Slides files right from within the Egnyte Connect.
77.Â Google Cloud Global Partner Awards - We recognized 12 Google Cloud partners that demonstrated strong customer success and solution innovation over the past year: Accenture, Pivotal, LumApps, Slack, Looker, Palo Alto Networks, Virtru, SoftBank, DoIT, Snowdrop Solutions, CDW Corporation, and SYNNEX Corporation.
78.Â iCharts - iCharts announced additional support for several GCP databases, free pivot tables for current Google BigQuery users, and a new product dubbed âiCharts for SaaS.â
79.Â Intel - In addition to the progress with Skylake, Intel and Google Cloud launched several technology initiatives and market education efforts covering IoT, Kubernetes and TensorFlow, including optimizations, a developer program and tool kits.
80.Â Intuit - Intuit announced Gmail Add-Ons, which are designed to integrate custom workflows into Gmail based on the context of a given email.
81.Â Liftigniter - Liftigniter is a member of Google Cloudâs startup program and focused on machine learning personalization using predictive analytics to improve CTR on web and in-app.
82.Â LookerÂ -Â Looker launched a suite of Looker Blocks, compatible with Google BigQuery Data Transfer Service, designed to give marketers the tools to enhance analysis of their critical data.
83.Â Low interest loans for partnersÂ -Â To help Premier Partners grow their teams, Google announced that capital investment are available to qualified partners in the form of low interest loans.
84.Â MicroStrategyÂ -Â MicroStrategy announced an integration with Google Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL and Google Cloud SQL for MySQL.
85.Â New incentives to accelerate partner growth - We are increasing our investments in multiple existing and new incentive programs; including, low interest loans to help Premier Partners grow their teams, increasing co-funding to accelerate deals, and expanding our rebate programs.
86.Â Orbitera Test Drives for GCP Partners - Test Drives allow customers to try partnersâ software and generate high quality leads that can be passed directly to the partnersâ sales teams. Google is offering Premier Cloud Partners one year of free Test Drives on Orbitera.
87.Â Partner specializations - Partners demonstrating strong customer success and technical proficiency in certain solution areas will now qualify to apply for a specialization. Weâre launching specializations in application development, data analytics, machine learning and infrastructure.
88.Â PivotalÂ -Â GCP announced Pivotal as our first CRE technology partner. CRE technology partners will work hand-in-hand with Google to thoroughly review their solutions and implement changes to address identified risks to reliability.
89.Â ProsperWorksÂ -Â ProsperWorks announced Gmail Add-Ons, which are designed to integrate custom workflows into Gmail based on the context of a given email.
90.Â QwiklabsÂ -Â Thisrecent acquisition will provide Authorized Training Partners the ability to offer hands-on labs and comprehensive courses developed by Google experts to our customers.
91.Â RackspaceÂ -Â Rackspace announced a strategic relationship with Google Cloud to become its first managed services support partner for GCP, with plans to collaborate on a new managed services offering for GCP customers set to launch later this year.
92.Â Rocket.Chat - Rocket.Chat, a member of Google Cloudâs startup program, is adding a number of new product integrations with GCP including Autotranslate via Translate API, integration with Vision API to screen for inappropriate content, integration to NLP API to perform sentiment analysis on public channels, integration with GSuite for authentication and a full move of back-end storage to Google Cloud Storage.
93.Â Salesforce - Salesforce announced Gmail Add-Ons, which are designed to integrate custom workflows into Gmail based on the context of a given email.
94.Â SAP - This strategic partnership includes certification of SAP HANA on GCP, new G Suite integrations and future collaboration on building machine learning features into intelligent applications like conversational apps that guide users through complex workflows and transactions.
95.Â Smyte - Smyte participated in the Google Cloud startup program and protects millions of actions a day on websites and mobile applications. Smyte recently moved from self-hosted Kubernetes to Google Container Engine (GKE).
96.Â Veritas - Veritas expanded its partnership with Google Cloud to provide joint customers with 360 Data Management capabilities. The partnership will help reduce data storage costs, increase compliance and eDiscovery readiness and accelerate the customerâs journey to Google Cloud Platform.
97.Â VMware Airwatch - Airwatch provides enterprise mobility management solutions for Android and continues to drive the Google Device ecosystem to enterprise customers.
98.Â Windows Partner Program- Weâre working with top systems integrators in the Windows community to help GCP customers take full advantage of Windows and .NET apps and services on our platform.
99.Â Xplenty - Xplenty announced the addition of two new services from Google Cloud into their available integrations: Google Cloud Spanner and Google Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL.
100.Â Zoomdata - Zoomdata announced support for Googleâs Cloud Spanner and PostgreSQL on GCP, as well as enhancements to the existing Zoomdata Smart Connector for Google BigQuery. With these new capabilities Zoomdata offers deeply integrated and optimized support for Google Cloud Platformâs Cloud Spanner, PostgreSQL, Google BigQuery, and Cloud DataProc services.
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It's been kind of a busy and distracted month here - a quick weekend in New York, a work trip to the mountains, a flood, and a friends wedding all added up to not much beading. I was glad that Lori Anderson is hosting a blog hop this weekend so I could get back at it.
Lori's challenged all of us to pull things out of our stash that we've been hoarding - things that we see as to precious or too expensive to use anywhere else, and put something together. When she announced the theme of the hop, I knew what I should be using. I'd bought 5 bone pieces over 25 years ago from a craft store in Edmonton. Even though I've been beading a long time, none of the 5 pieces has found their way into anything over the years. That became my personal challenge - use one of those pieces in my work. When I was designing this piece, I ran across a single earring that was purchased as part of a grab bag in Savannah this spring. I knew I would find a use for it, and I think it balances out the bone. It's not a new dangle, but the fact that it has some age (and a few stones missing) adds some character.
In addition to the bone, I also wanted to use something from my vintage treasures - I hoard anything vintage with a passion, and have amassed quite a collection of things from bead shows in town, as well as a flea market in Paris. The large dark brown glass beads came out of that collection. Purchased at a bead show several years ago, they look lovely when combined with the bone.
When I first started collecting beads, I was still in high school, and everything had to be funded out of my allowance and a part time job at a bead shop. I don't know how much money I actually took home from the bead shop, as my purchases added up quickly, but the discount was very much appreciated. I still have several relics from that era - I tended to purchase smaller, inexpensive beads so that my dollars would go further. A few years ago, I cleaned out my bead collection, and the wood and plastic beads were donated to a local charity. I kept anything that I would see using in a piece - the nut beads were part of the things that I kept, as were the leopard jasper rounds, which were purchased at a local gem show around town.
"New" components in the piece include the lighter faceted glass, purchased at a local bead shop recently and the two leaf connectors, purchased in New York on my spring trip.
If you'd like to see what everyone else is making, here's the list of participants:
161. Kris Lanae Binsfield, Cherish Designs 162. Stephanie Perry, Mustard Bead 163. Birgit Klughardt, I decided I needed a bit of a stretch, so picked China as my country from the list that Beady Eyed Bunny gave, then picked the Warring States period, manly so I could make beads with lots of dots on them! The Warring States period is known for a specific style of beads, often used as inspiration by modern beadmakers, and is known for layers of dots, often referred to as horns. I took a class with Larry Brickman several years ago, who introduced me to the style, and since I hadn't used the technique in a while, I thought this would be perfect.
Lets go back to the Warring States period. It was a period of significant conflict, leading to the conquering and consolidation of seven states of China into the Qin dynasty. Significant advancements in the art of warfare, including the invention of the crossbow and advancements in ironworking, are likely to have happened during this period. Because of the amount of conflict and change, advancements in schools of thought, including the rise of Confucianism and Taoism, were thought to be the "golden age" of Chinese philosophical thinking, and this period is included in the time that the Hundred Schools of Thought existed.
In my work, I tried to capture some of these elements in the necklace that I made - this was one of the first periods in Chinese history where mass production was used to arm soldiers in conflict. This made outfitting an army much easier, and so the scale of military campaigns was greater than in any period before. I represented this through the repeating elements of small turquoise circles, which would have been time consuming to reproduce by hand, but much easier with mechanical assistance. I incorporated the "free thinking" aspects of the period into the bold and unusual colour scheme - I don't normally work with turquoise, or orange or green, but they seem to have worked out well in this piece.
My research into jewellery or elements that would have existed around this time uncovered two trends - one was the Warring States style beads, which are easily identifiable by the layers of dots incorporated. Because of this, they are also known as "Dragon Eye Beads". The Warring States period was one of the first periods in Chinese history to start creating glass jewellery, although techniques were thought to have been adopted from Europe. The other trend was to make monochrome funeral objects out of glass, using glass to represent the more expensive and harder to work with material of jade.
To incorporate these trends, I decided to make a disk in the Warring States style at the bottom of the necklace. This is then hung from cord, and attached with another Warring States style bead to the main necklace with a small bail. For the main necklace, I decided that I really liked a technique that I used in my "Bead Soup Blog Party" work, which uses a right angle weave technique to set disks flat. I spent quite a bit of time trying to find the right stringing material - too stiff, and the work wouldn't hand properly; too weak, and the material wouldn't support the stone and glass that is incorporated.
Overall, I'm pretty pleased with the work - it's a large departure for me from the colours and materials that I usually use, but it's nice to step out of the box once in a while! I look forward to seeing what everyone else has made!
If you'd like to visit others on this hop, the list of participants is as follows:
I'd decided to participate in the Memories and Thanks blog hop hosted by Lori Anderson. Lori decided to host the hop in honour of a friend she lost, and asked all participants to make a piece either in honour of her friend, or someone else we had lost and wanted to honour through a piece.
I decided to make a piece in honour of my childhood babysitter, affectionately known to us as "Mrs. C". She started looking after us when my Mom arrived to pick us up from the babysitting centre of a group function. I guess the level of general calm in the middle of twenty or so kids impressed my Mom, and she'd asked the woman providing the babysitting if she'd help out with us two kids on an occasional basis.
Mrs. C was a remarkable woman. Raised on the Canadian prairies in the early part of the century, she continued to farm and homestead until she moved in to the city in her later years. She always had a story as to what life was like either on the prairies or just growing up through a century that included two world wars and a great deal of progress. When she first babysat us, she drove a white Volkswagen Beetle, which could be described as vintage even then, as the heat was somewhat variable and the Beetle had a distinctive rattling sound. In later years, she stopped driving altogether, and it was a sad day when we could no longer look for the white Beetle to pull up in the front of the house. My brother has since gone on to form a business specializing in Volkswagens, and I can't help but think that Mrs. C. influenced that. The most vivid memory that I have of her is that she almost always wore a cardigan, and in the sleeve of the cardigan, tucked a kleenex, useful for wiping small noses or cleaning up little mouths. When I think of her, I see her retucking the kleenex into the sleeve, making it ready for the next time that her charges might need a bit of cleaning up.
For the piece, I wanted something that read vintage, but was also timeless in it's own way. I wanted the necklace to be appropriate for at least a couple of decades in the last century, in order to honour a woman who had lived through nearly all of it. I love the way that many older necklaces have beads linked by small pieces of wire, akin to a rosary, and wanted to incorporate that look into the piece. I also had a couple of art deco style necklace links that I wanted to incorporate, as I knew were vintage - they'd been with me for at least 20 years, and looked like they'd been around for many more before that. I`d started out designing the piece as three strands, but with a white, blue and black lampwork beads made by yours truly. In the original version each lampwork bead was to be separated by tiny grey pearls. I've been slightly obsessed in the last few months with creating "white hearts" in my lampworking - a solid core, in this case either white or striated blue, covered with a transparent, in this case clear. I then etch these to give the beads a slightly etherial look.
The look wasn`t really what I was after, so out came the black beads. The tiny grey pearls all got linked together, and created the middle strand. In retrospect, I`m not sure I`d do an entire strand of chain linked 4mm pearl beads again, as that strand took a long time to put together, but what`s a few hours in memory of a loved one! The white beads were combined with some Czech glass and links from a chain I`d picked up a few years before. And the striated blue beads were again strung with some Czech beads and some vintage plastic that was retrieved from a necklace that I picked up in a Seattle market. This was strung along with a few other links and a lampwork focal featuring the same blue glass with cobalt blue roses. All of this got popped onto the necklace links, and voila - a new necklace. I`m quite pleased with the way the whole thing turned out - the end piece was exactly what I was after - mostly vintage, but something that also looks classic rather than old. I do have a few of the blue and white lampwork beads left over, along with an earlier version of the focal, which I`ll likely put up for giveaway next week.
If you`d like to check out the other participants, the participating blogs are here:
Aloha Joey! Just saw this article and like your design and what you are doing with the albizia. A couple of my past homes have been featured on the Lake Tahoe Green Builders tour. I am currently in Puna to design and build a small, sustainable jungle house. You can see some of my past work on the "Artistic Architecture" page of my website, my original music is on the front page, my last band 'Groove Foundry" and assorted adventures on other pages. This Puna project will be followed by a new publication called "Sustainable Aloha" soon to have their first issue out. It will be associated with the Aloha Aina group. I think it would be good to meet and share ideas!! smiles, Steve Zeztor.biz
ããApple has released its latest iPhone 7 / iphone 7 plus who canceled the traditional 3.5 mm headphone jack, and then in the iPhone 7 / iphone 7 plus parts packaging box is configured using the Lightning and the Lightning connector EarPods to 3.5 mm headphone jack hole converter. So, this is how two new accessories for audio converting it? Vietnamese website Tinhte after dismantling and Lightning Lightning EarPods to 3.5 mm headphone jack converter, discovered the secret.
ããLightning EarPods also be disassembled, and the secret want to know?
ããBoth parts are built-in digital - analog converter chip, which EarPods built-in chip model 338S00140 / A0QK1623 / TW, converter is built 338S00140 / A0MU1621 / TW. Letters from the point of view, TW should represent Taiwan, after all, a lot of Apple parts suppliers from Taiwan. However, two specific chip vendor is still a mystery, Tinhte in dismantling its report did not mention.
ããInsiders speculate that the two chips is likely to be designed by the Cirrus Logic from the United States, and then to TSMC to complete foundry, TSMC is still the main supplier of Apple's A-series chips.
ããiPhone 7/7 Plus is the first to cancel the traditional 3.5 mm headphone jack Apple products, according to Apple's acting style, this design trend will continue.
ããIn recent days we have heard, the future of Mac products will soon be lifted headphone jack, if coupled with the iPad and iPod, perhaps a few years, Apple's full line of hardware products will no longer appear headphone jack, you feel is this a good thing? Wish to express your views!
ããCompared to a lot of Android phones, iphone often gives the impression that the more expensive. However, despite iphone expensive, but it is the most cost-effective smart phone! Why do you say this way? Here we take a look:
ããiphone most cost-effective factor of 5
ãã1, quality iphone mobile phone parts used are the best.
ããthe iphone lcd screen mainly by LG Display, Japan Display, Sharp company, its memory chip is mainly provided by Samsung, while the application by their own chip design by Taiwan's TSMC foundry and South Korea's Samsung, the baseband chip supplied by Qualcomm, which are the world's leading suppliers of parts, reprocessing Apple has been on the quality of mobile phone parts stringent requirements to ensure that the use of iphone parts are of the highest quality.
ãã2, iphone brings the perfect experience
ããBecause of iphone by Apple hardware and software control, in order to protect the iphone can give users a better experience, I believe that this is the Android phones can not be achieved.
ãã3, iphone super hedge
ããBecause Apple strictly control sales channels, so, iphone price is very strong, basically before the new listing, there is little discount phenomenon. Phase Bian Zhuo mobile phone market a few months later, the price will be significantly reduced. Therefore, for users who want to sell a used iphone, often able to sell a good price. I think this is the Android phones can not be right!
ãã4, IOS system
ããIphone IOS system used to fluency of the known, which is currently the Android phones can not be achieved. Even to spend two or three years, basically iphone is still very smooth. And Android phones, Oh, I believe that to spend a few months, basically Caton difficult to use it.
ããMoreover, the growing number of Android flagship phone iphone price also substantially flat, since it takes the same money to buy a mobile phone, iphone facing so many advantages, why do not we buy iphone it?
ãã16 million pixel camera compared to the mainstream Android flagship phone used, iphone still using a 800-megapixel camera, but the camera effects, we find, iphone photographic effect often was better, which in the end is what it?
ããHere, the first user to correct a misconception that though pixel camera phone imaging has a great impact, but the camera does not represent all the pixels. Affect the image quality of the pixel addition, there are cell phone lens itself, CMOS sensor, Image Signal Processor (ISP) design, software optimization and so on.
ããWhy iPhone camera better than other phones? Mainly in the following factors:
ãã1, Apple has a profound accumulation Imaging Technology
ããIn 1994 Apple introduced the world's first consumer digital camera Apple QuickTake, designed by Apple, Kodak foundry. Apple has thus accumulated a lot of valuable imaging technology.
ãã2, software optimization
ããThe current mainstream flagship smart phone basically uses Sony's plan, Apple is using Sony's camera. Apple controls the white balance, sharpness, noise is very good, but iOS is Apple's own research and development of a system of their own control system easier to optimize the camera function.
ããIn contrast Android mobile phone manufacturers are basically purchase third-party software algorithms and functions and integrate themselves, will inevitably cause conflict. Also a short phone camera can not fully grasp, you need time to adapt optimization.
ããWith 3 excellent screen
ããMobile photos are presented first on the phone screen if the phone screen performance results are not good enough, you adjust the white balance of the class can not see high-quality photos.
ããiPhone lcd screen using the most mature and the most expensive LTPS lcd screen. Screen color reproduction is always the smart phone is the most accurate, the maximum viewing angle. To a large extent to ensure that the pictures are on the iPhone can render the most realistic effect.
ããPractical experience, the accuracy of the iPhone white balance, metering aspects of the original material and the image processing and processing is done very good. It is also a major cause iPhone to win the hearts and minds of many photographers.
ããWell, the points above is a good reason why it is so iphone in the camera. However, with major Android handset manufacturers continue to increase research and development efforts for the camera, I believe that the gap between them and the iphone camera taking pictures will become increasingly smaller, for example: samsung s7 edge photographic effect it has caught up with iphone.
ããiphone as the best on the planet smartphones by consumers love and praise. In addition, as Apple introduced a feature-rich system on the new ios 10 wwdc 2016, and iphone7 upcoming release, we believe that this status as the iphone smartphone king, will continue. So despite hundreds of millions of users in the use of iphone, but often there are some cold knowledge, it is the fruit powder do not know. The knowledge about these cold, help yourself to better use iphone. So let's take a chat:
ããCold knowledge about the iphone, you know it?
ããA, A9 processor identification method
ããAfter the iPhone 6s listing, burst out, "Chip door" for many fruit powder worried. Since the iPhone 6s A9 processor using Samsung's 14nm and 16nm TSMC foundry two different processes, so that the phone performance and endurance produces differences. Although Apple will not give response to a difference, but unofficial test results showed that Samsung's 14nm A9 chip performance and battery life to lose minor TSMC.
ããSo how to judge or TSMC process technology used in Samsung's own iphone it? Just under these three test software can be!
ãã1.TLC Check: The software can be used to identify A9 processor, download the application on the phone after the test identified (TSMC) s8003 and s8000, respectively, corresponding to TSMC and Samsung.
ãã2. Ann Bunny: Open in Ann Bunny test machine applications, CPU model field will show the CPU manufactured by TSMC or Samsung.
ãã3.CPU Indentifier: you can download in the App Store, open the application to see the relevant information about the CPU, Model of N71mAP / N66mAP / N69AP namely TSMC, Model of N71AP / N66AP / N69uAP Samsung is produced.
ããTwo, iPhone "screen and well-being."
ããMany have found that apple fruit powder have air screen, are worried about quality problems. So what is the well-being of the screen it? Cold shield is the mobile phone screen white color temperature 9300k, partial white, and warm white color temperature of the screen panel 6500k, yellowish.
ããWhy iphone screen will produce well-being? In fact iphone screen color temperature by the hardware and software aspects of common processing. Under normal circumstances, the color temperature of the screen iOS system will be fixed at 6500K, a relative bias of settings. But iphone is not only a supplier of accessories, different batches of the product, resulting in the color temperature of the screen is not the same ,, so there have been well-being of the screen points. Due to the low color temperature of the warm screen, it is what we called "yellow screen", but this is not a quality problem.
ããAnd in order to solve this problem, in the iOS 9.3 beta 1, the emergence of a new feature called "Night Shift" is. Night Shift function can be determined by the clock and targeting iOS devices local sunset time, so that the system will automatically adjust the color of the device's screen to a warmer state, so that the eye is more comfortable.
ããiPhone "screen yin and yang"
ããSo many tangled fruit powder is not just well-being of the screen, there are yin and yang screen. Yin and yang screen is newly purchased iPhone, the screen display appears uneven situation, a portion of the screen will be dark.
ããWhy yin and yang screen? According to insiders say, the screen is composed of many layers, the adhesion between the layers are made of a trait glue, probably because you want to speed up production, so as to speed up the production problem is caused by under yield, some iPhone lcd screen ultraviolet irradiation, no compliance time so there will be yin and yang screen phenomenon. Sources also said that the problem may because the backlight paper (unevenness) caused.
ããPersonally I think that yin and yang screen actually no big problem, just look up the habit, it's nothing.
ããIphone on these two cold knowledge is finished, is not feeling the growth experience of it! If you want to know more about iphone interesting aspect of knowledge, please pay attention to YDT-PARTS official website!
ããDistance iphone7 release more and more closer to the time, eagerly anticipated by his apple fans around the world is!The release of the iphone, for fruit, but a feast.For iphone parts suppliers, however, is also a feast!So today idle have no matter, we just bold guess with the upcoming iphone7 will use which manufacturer parts or chips?What are the manufacturer is our familiar?
ããA, say the brain of the iphone first - processor
ããAccording to the law of the apple, new A10 processor is presented and the iPhone will be 7.First say now used on the iPhone 6 s the A9 processor, early in the early part of the iPhone 6 s sale, samsung and TSMC two A9 processor contract because "chip" events as we know.The media in the test of 14 nm samsung A9 processor and found that after 16 nm processors TSMC for both performance and life, fever, samsung foundry A9 processors are better than TSMC foundry A9 processor slightly inferior.
ããA10 look at news, according to Taiwan media reports, apple agreed with TSMC, applied to the iPhone 7 A10 all processors will contract by the latter, is still based on 16 nm technological process, the integration of TSMC fan out wafer level packaging (InFOWLP) technology is the key to win big A10.
ããSecond, the screen
ããAccording to south Korean media reports, apple and samsung have already signed an agreement, samsung will provide about 100 million over the next three years to the apple piece of OLED panel, worth 3 trillion won, about $2.59 billion.Combined with previous message, the iPhone series 7 should not big range with OLED screen, only the high-end version will be equipped with OLED screen.As for the OLED big order signed with samsung, will be left to the iPhone 7 s and even the iPhone 8.
ããIphone7 will continue to use the LCD screen, suppliers mainly JDI, LG and sharp.Considering the apple contract foxconn in recently acquired sharp, we have reason to believe that the sharp will get more iPhone 7 orders of the screen.
ããThree, camera module
ãã7 Plus the iPhone will be equipped with dual cameras that we're tired of listening to.The recent rumors have not apple bought camera manufacturers, therefore, can be concluded that the iPhone 7 will continue to use SONY customized module.And a camera there are still great may be raised.
ããFourth, baseband chips
ããBefore there have been media reports said, Intel has been "pretty much" 7 LTE iPhone chip orders, up to 50%.There are media reports that Intel has 1000 or more employees in LTE chip 7360 7 development for the iPhone.The chip theory descending rate of up to 450 MBPS, uplink rate of up to 100 MBPS, support LTE category 10, and 29 LTE band.
ããRumors Intel chips for iPhone production has A long history, the 7 finally on the iPhone baseband chip implements, we have reason to believe that the future will have more cooperation with apple, Intel and even produce A series of processors in the future.After all, in terms of processor, Intel's strength is obvious to all.
ããAs for the other parts, suppliers should be and the iPhone 6 s, iPhone SE.
ããSince the iphone SE release, it got the attention of the world, for the most powerful iphone 4 inches ever, you are all produced deep interest.Then the iphone SE why so cheap?What is the secret inside it?Want to know the answer?The following Chipworks companies in the United States to solve mystery for you!
ããChipworks well-known semiconductor research institutions through the iphone SE dismantling found that iphone SE parts across three generations, including the iphone 5 s, 6, and 6 s, etc.
ããIPhone SE the A9 processor by TSMC foundry, 2 gb memory from SK hynix, both with the iPhone 6 s.
ããIn addition, the iPhone 6 qualcomm MDM9625M base band chip, the accessory transceiver module, and the sound IC, all are put into the iPhone SE on reuse.As to the control element of touching the screen from the iPhone 5 s.
ããThus, belongs to the iPhone SE rare, original parts only Dialog power management IC, power amplifier Skywork, Toshiba's NAND flash memory, sound, the sound of science and technology, as well as the epcos development antenna switch module and so on is the new parts.
ããPositive, however, is that apple can be used mixed with all sorts of old and new iphone parts, successful assembly price, the hodgepodge of cell phones, is a highly technical thing, after all, we these consumers also get the corresponding value.Have to give apple praise a!
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SÄ±nÄ±flar ve Denge
Kurnaz DÃ¼zenbazlar, artÄ±k sadece seÃ§ilmiÅ birkaÃ§Ä±nÄ± deÄil herhangi rastgele bir hanÃ§er kullanarak sÄ±yrÄ±lÄ±Å gerÃ§ekleÅtirebiliyor.
Ä°Ã§erik ve Ãevre
PvP Zaferi gÃ¼nlÃ¼k gÃ¶revi, tamamlandÄ±ÄÄ±nda artÄ±k olmasÄ± gerektiÄi gibi Zafer MÃ¼hrÃ¼ Ã¶dÃ¼lÃ¼nÃ¼ veriyor.
EÅyalar ve Ekonomi
Bahamut'un Åampiyonu Destek Paketi: Ä°Ã§inde artÄ±k Ant Ä°Ã§miÅ Paladin iÃ§in eÅyalar bulunuyor.
Delzoun Hazine Kutusu: Ä°Ã§inde artÄ±k Ant Ä°Ã§miÅ Paladin iÃ§in eÅyalar bulunuyor ve MuhafÄ±z SavaÅÃ§Ä±lar'da olmasÄ± gerektiÄi gibi Ã§alÄ±ÅÄ±yor.
Gond'un Zamazingosu, bayan karakterlerde artÄ±k olmasÄ± gerektiÄi gibi gÃ¶rÃ¼ntÃ¼leniyor.
Ejderha Katili YÃ¼zÃ¼ÄÃ¼: Bu eÅyanÄ±n olmasÄ± gerektiÄi gibi artÄ±k yeniden istatistikleri var.
Takva Mahzeni: Bela Varlok ve Ant Ä°Ã§miÅ Paladin silahlarÄ±, artÄ±k Silah Efsunu yuvalarÄ±na sahip.
XP Destekleri, artÄ±k YakarÄ±Å'tan elde edilen XP bonuslarÄ±yla birlikte birikebiliyor.
KararlÄ±lÄ±k ve Grafikler
Bir Foundry GÃ¶revi'ni bir grup Ã¼yesiyle paylaÅÄ±rken meydana gelebilecek Ã§Ã¶kme sorunu giderildi.
YakarÄ±ÅÄ±n TSÄ° 13.00'te sÄ±fÄ±rlanmasÄ±nÄ±n sebep olabileceÄi sunucu Ã§Ã¶kmesi sorunu giderildi.
Seviye Ã¼st sÄ±nÄ±rÄ±nÄ±n yÃ¼kseleceÄi zamana hazÄ±rlÄ±k yapmak adÄ±na karakterinizin seviyesini artÄ±racak bir Åeylere mi ihtiyacÄ±nÄ±z var? O Åeyi, bugÃ¼n baÅlatacaÄÄ±mÄ±z Ä°ki Kat XP Maratonu boyunca bulacaksÄ±nÄ±z!
Karakterleriniz ve yoldaÅlarÄ±nÄ±z, hiÃ§ olmadÄ±ÄÄ± kadar hÄ±zlÄ± seviye kazanacak! GÃ¶revlerden, Åefleri Ã¶ldÃ¼rmeden ve diÄer oyun iÃ§i etkinliklerden tam iki kat XP Ã¶dÃ¼lÃ¼ kazanÄ±n! Etkinlik sÃ¼resince giriÅ yaparak oyunculara 7 Nisan'da merhaba diyecek olan Elemental Evil hazÄ±rlÄ±ÄÄ±nÄ±zÄ± tamamlayÄ±n!
Ä°ki Kat XP Hafta Sonu BaÅlangÄ±cÄ±:Â 2Â Nisan 2015, TSÄ° 20.00
Ä°ki Kat XP Hafta Sonu BitiÅi: 7 Nisan 2015, TSÄ° 17.00
Peki, bu etkinlik boyunca Neverwinter'da neler iki katÄ±na Ã§Ä±kacak?
- Oyundaki yaratÄ±klarÄ± Ã¶ldÃ¼rerek kazanÄ±lan XP.
- Mesleklerden kazanÄ±lan XP.
- GÃ¶revlerden alÄ±nan XP Ã¶dÃ¼lleri.
- YakarÄ±Åtan alÄ±nan XP Ã¶dÃ¼lleri.
- Tamamlanan Foundry gÃ¶revlerinden alÄ±nan XP Ã¶dÃ¼lleri.
- YoldaÅlarÄ± da iki kat XP bekliyor. Seviye 60 bile olsanÄ±z, siz oyunda ilerledikÃ§e yoldaÅlarÄ±nÄ±z iki kat XP kazanmaya devam edecek.
- *YoldaÅlar, KÄ±lÄ±Ã§ Sahili MaceralarÄ±ndan iki kat XP kazanmaz.
Ä°kiÂ Kat XP Maratonumuz boyunca sizi bekleyen dolu dolu maceralarÄ± dÃ¼ÅÃ¼ndÃ¼kÃ§e heyecanlanÄ±yor musunuz? Bizimle Neverwinter ForumlarÄ±nda paylaÅÄ±n.
Yeni Neverwinter oyuncularÄ±nÄ±n sÄ±kÃ§a sorduÄu sorulardan bazÄ±larÄ±, "Astral Elmas nedir?", "OnlarÄ± ne iÃ§in kullanabilirim?" ve "NasÄ±l daha fazla elmas elde ederim?" Åeklinde oluyor. Gelin, hep birlikte inceleyelim!
Astral Elmas nedir?
Astral Elmas, oyundaki en faydalÄ± para birimlerinden biridir ve Neverwinter'Ä±n gerÃ§ek para birimi olan ZEN ile uyum iÃ§inde Ã§alÄ±ÅÄ±r. MÃ¼zayede Evi ve oyundaki Ã§eÅitli zaman kazandÄ±rÄ±cÄ±lar gibi birÃ§ok hizmet iÃ§in temel para birimi olarak Astral Elmas kullanÄ±lÄ±r. Neverwinter'da yoldaÅlara seviye kazandÄ±rma gibi bazÄ± iÅlerin tamamlanmasÄ± zaman alÄ±r fakat aceleniz varsa, bu sÃ¼reci Astral Elmas kullanarak hÄ±zlandÄ±rabilirsiniz.
Â AyrÄ±ca, Astral Elmas TakasÄ±'ndan faydalanarak Astral Elmaslar'Ä± ZEN'e dÃ¶nÃ¼ÅtÃ¼rebilir, tersini de yapabilirsiniz!
Astral Elmas nasÄ±l kazanÄ±lÄ±r?
Neverwinter'da Astral Elmas kazanmanÄ±n birÃ§ok yolu vardÄ±r! AÅaÄÄ±da, en etkili olanlarÄ±n ve en sÄ±k kullanÄ±lanlarÄ±n kÄ±sa bir listesini inceleyebilirsiniz.
MÃ¼zayede Evi'nde EÅya SatÄ±ÅÄ±: Bir zindana girip karakterinize faydasÄ± dokunmayan ganimet toplarsanÄ±z, bunu MÃ¼zayede Evi'nde satÄ±p para kazanabilirsiniz. Ãnceden de belirttiÄimiz gibi, MÃ¼zayede Evi'nde geÃ§erli olan para birimi Astral Elmas'tÄ±r ve burada eÅya satarak gÃ¼zel bir kÃ¢r saÄlayabilirsiniz.
GÃ¼nlÃ¼k GÃ¶revler: GÃ¼nlÃ¼k GÃ¶revler, Astral Elmas sahibi olmanÄ±n en sÄ±k baÅvurulan yoludur. TamamlandÄ±ÄÄ±nda Astral Elmas kazandÄ±ran birÃ§ok farklÄ± tÃ¼rde GÃ¼nlÃ¼k GÃ¶rev (PvP, PvE ZindanlarÄ±, PvE ÃarpÄ±ÅmalarÄ± ve Foundry GÃ¶revleri) alabilirsiniz. ÃdÃ¼ller, bir GÃ¼nlÃ¼k GÃ¶revden diÄerine farklÄ±lÄ±k gÃ¶sterir. GÃ¼nlÃ¼k GÃ¶revleri baÅlatmak iÃ§in Koruyucu'nun YerleÅimi'ndeki Rhix ile konuÅun veya ÃÄ±karma SayfasÄ±'nda onlarÄ± kendiniz etkinleÅtirin!
MÃ¼sabakalara KatÄ±lÄ±m: YarÄ±m saatte bir, bazÄ± Ã¶zel etkinlikler sayesinde bonus Ã¶dÃ¼ller kazanma ÅansÄ± yakalarsÄ±nÄ±z. Ãzel bir mÃ¼sabaka olan ÃarpÄ±Åma gibi bazÄ±larÄ±, size fazladan Astral Elmas kazandÄ±rÄ±r. MÃ¼sabakalar, varsayÄ±lan olarak ekranÄ±n saÄ Ã¼st kÃ¶Åesinde veya ÃÄ±karma SayfasÄ±'nÄ±n alt kÄ±smÄ±nda gÃ¶rÃ¼lÃ¼r.
Meslekler: Liderlik MesleÄi sayesinde mÃ¼lklerinizi Astral Elmas toplamaya gÃ¶nderebilirsiniz. Liderlik MesleÄinde ne kadar ilerlerseniz, o kadar bÃ¼yÃ¼k Ã¶dÃ¼ller kazanÄ±rsÄ±nÄ±z! AyrÄ±ca, Gateway sayesinde bÃ¼tÃ¼n gÃ¼n boyunca zanaatkarlÄ±k yapabilirsiniz:
ZEN SatÄ±ÅÄ±: Astral Elmas TakasÄ±'nÄ± kullanarak ZEN'i Astral Elmas'a dÃ¶nÃ¼ÅtÃ¼rebilirsiniz (bu konuda daha fazla bilgiyi bu yazÄ±nÄ±n sonunda bulabilirsiniz).
YakarÄ±Å: Neverwinter'da kamp ateÅlerinde her saatte bir defa Yakarabilirsiniz. YakarÄ±Å, size aralarÄ±nda Astral ElmaslarÄ±n da olduÄu Ã§eÅitli bufflar ve bonuslar kazandÄ±rÄ±r! 24 saatlik bir sÃ¼re zarfÄ±nda YakardÄ±ÄÄ±nÄ±z ilk Ã¼Ã§ sefer iÃ§in Astral Elmas kazanÄ±rsÄ±nÄ±z. Bu, Astral Elmas kazanmanÄ±n hÄ±zlÄ±, sÃ¼rekli ve Ã§ok kolay bir yoludur. KaÃ§Ä±rmayÄ±n!
EÅya TakasÄ±: DoÄru NPC ile konuÅtuÄunuz takdirde, bazÄ± oyun iÃ§i eÅyalarÄ±na karÅÄ±lÄ±k doÄrudan Astral Elmas alabilirsiniz. ÃrneÄin; Rhix, kilitli kutulardan elde edilen MÃ¼cevherli Ä°dol gibi eÅyalara karÅÄ±lÄ±k Astral Elmas vermeye hazÄ±rdÄ±r.
Lord Neverember Astral Elmas GÃ¼nlÃ¼k GÃ¶revi: TÃ¼m seviye 60 karakterler, mutlaka ÃavuÅ Knox ile konuÅarak kendisinden "Koruyucu'nun Huzuruna ÃÄ±kmak" gÃ¶revini almalÄ±dÄ±r. Bu gÃ¶rev, sizi bizzat Lord Neverember'a gÃ¶tÃ¼rÃ¼r. DanÄ±ÅmanlarÄ±, size orada seviye 60 karakterleri ne gibi iÃ§eriklerin beklendiÄini anlatÄ±r. ArdÄ±ndan, Neverember seviye 60 karakterlere Ã¶dÃ¼l olarak okkalÄ± miktarda Astral Elmas vadeden bir GÃ¼nlÃ¼k GÃ¶rev sunar. Ona her gÃ¼n uÄradÄ±ÄÄ±nÄ±zdan emin olun zira kendisi Rhix'ten daha cÃ¶merttir!
Kurtarma Sistemi: Koruyucu'nun YerleÅimi'ndeki Yedi GÃ¼neÅ Seyyar PazarÄ±'nÄ±n batÄ± ucunda, bir Kurtarma Taciri ve istasyonu bulunur. Burada, Ham Astral Elmas karÅÄ±lÄ±ÄÄ±nda mor kalite teÃ§hizat kurtarÄ±labilir.
Harika Foundry GÃ¶revleri OluÅturma: Bir Foundry yazarÄ± iseniz, oyuncular gÃ¶revlerinizi oynayÄ±p deÄerlendirdikten sonra size ortaya koyduÄunuz harika Ã§alÄ±Åma iÃ§in Astral Elmas cinsinden "bahÅiÅ bÄ±rakarak" teÅekkÃ¼r edebilir.
Daha fazla bilgiye Neverwinter Wiki sayfalarÄ±ndan ulaÅabilirsiniz!
Astral ElmaslarÄ± oyunda nasÄ±l kullanÄ±rÄ±m?
KazanÄ±lan Astral Elmaslar oyunda kullanÄ±lmadan Ã¶nce iÅlenmelidir. Astral Elmas kazandÄ±ÄÄ±nÄ±zda, elinize geÃ§en Ã§oÄu kez iÅlenmemiÅ Ham Astral Elmas olur. Bunlar envanterinizde saklanÄ±r ancak bu haliyle kullanÄ±lamaz. Oyunun bu elmaslarÄ± otomatik olarak iÅlemesini bekleyebilir veya envanterinizdeki para birimi sekmesini aÃ§arak "Ä°Åle" dÃ¼Ämesine tÄ±klayÄ±p iÅlenmemiÅ Astral ElmaslarÄ± iÅleyebilirsiniz (gÃ¼nde en fazla 24.000 elmas). BÃ¶ylece, bu Astral Elmaslar toplam Astral Elmas havuzunuza eklenir.
Bu noktadan sonra, Astral ElmaslarÄ±nÄ±zÄ± nasÄ±l kullanacaÄÄ±nÄ±z size kalmÄ±Å! Meslek vazifelerini hÄ±zlandÄ±rmak, sevdiÄiniz bir nesnenin gÃ¶rÃ¼nÃ¼mÃ¼nÃ¼n kopyasÄ±nÄ± yapmak, MÃ¼zayede Evi'nde yeni destansÄ± teÃ§hizat satÄ±n almak ve Ã§ok daha fazlasÄ± iÃ§in Astral ElmaslarÄ±nÄ±zdan yararlanabilirsiniz. Koruyucu'nun YerleÅimi'ndeki Harikalar ÃarÅÄ±sÄ±'nÄ± da ziyaret etmeyi unutmayÄ±n. Burada da TanÄ±mlama TomarlarÄ±ndan Kilitli Kutulara kadar Astral Elmaslarla satÄ±n alÄ±nabilecek bir sÃ¼rÃ¼ Ã§ok faydalÄ± eÅya bulabilirsiniz. AradÄ±ÄÄ±nÄ±z her Åey Harikalar ÃarÅÄ±sÄ±'nda! Buraya Koruyucu'nun YerleÅimi'ndeki Yedi GÃ¼neÅ Seyyar PazarÄ±'nda veya ekranÄ±nÄ±zÄ±n yukarÄ±sÄ±nda yer alan Elmas simgesine tÄ±klayarak gÃ¶z atabilirsiniz.
Oyun iÃ§i Astral Elmas TakasÄ±'nÄ± nasÄ±l kullanÄ±rÄ±m?
A: Bu, "ZEN SatÄ±n Al" sekmesi.
B: Bu kÄ±sÄ±mda ZEN satÄ±ÅÄ± ile en Ã¶nemli teklifler gÃ¶rÃ¼ntÃ¼lenir.
Ãrnek: 1. sÄ±rada ZEN baÅÄ±na 356 Ä°ÅlenmiÅ Astral Elmas karÅÄ±lÄ±ÄÄ±nda 2.312 ZEN sunulduÄunu gÃ¶rÃ¼yoruz.
C: Bu kÄ±sÄ±mda, takasta bulunan tÃ¼m tekliflerinizi bulabilirsiniz. Bir teklifi iptal etmek isterseniz, Ã¼zerine tÄ±klayarak onu vurguladÄ±ktan sonra "Teklifi Ä°ptal Et" dÃ¼Ämesine tÄ±klayÄ±n. Teklif iptal edildiÄinde, takasa Ã§Ä±kardÄ±ÄÄ±nÄ±z Astral Elmaslar "Takas Bakiyesi"ne geri gelir (F).
D: Bu kÄ±sÄ±mda, ZEN satÄ±n almak iÃ§in ne kadar Astral Elmas sunmak istediÄinize karar verebilirsiniz. Her iki alana da deÄer girildikten sonra, "Harcanacak miktar:" alanÄ± bu deÄerlere gÃ¶re otomatik olarak gÃ¼ncellenir.
Ãrnek: 100 ZEN satÄ±n almak iÃ§in bir teklif yapmak istiyorsanÄ±z, "AlÄ±nacak ZEN MiktarÄ±" kÄ±smÄ±na "100" girmeli, ZEN baÅÄ±na Ã¶demeyi dÃ¼ÅÃ¼ndÃ¼ÄÃ¼nÃ¼z Astral Elmas miktarÄ±nÄ± da "Birim Fiyat" kÄ±smÄ±nda belirtmelisiniz. "Harcanacak miktar:" alanÄ± gÃ¼ncellenerek bu birim fiyatla 100 ZEN satÄ±n alabilmeniz iÃ§in ihtiyacÄ±nÄ±z olan toplam Astral Elmas miktarÄ±nÄ± gÃ¶sterir.
E: YukarÄ±daki alanlara gerekli bilgileri girdikten sonra (D), "YayÄ±nla" Ã¼zerine tÄ±klayarak ZEN satÄ±n alma teklifinizi onaylayÄ±p gÃ¶nderin. Bir ZEN SatÄ±n Alma teklifi oluÅturduÄunuzda, bunun iÃ§in yayÄ±nladÄ±ÄÄ±nÄ±z tÃ¼m Astral Elmaslar derhal alÄ±nÄ±r. ZEN'i daha ucuza alÄ±rsanÄ±z veya teklifinizi tamamen yerine getirilmeden iptal ederseniz, bu Astral ElmaslarÄ± geri alÄ±rsÄ±nÄ±z. Dikkat: Astral Elmas TakasÄ± ile satÄ±n alÄ±nan ZEN'ler Neverwinter'a baÄlanÄ±r.
MiktarÄ±nÄ±za ve fiyatÄ±nÄ±za uygun bir satÄ±Å teklifi bulunamadÄ±ÄÄ± takdirde, sipariÅinizin bir kÄ±smÄ±nÄ± alabilir veya hiÃ§bir kÄ±smÄ±nÄ± alamayabilirsiniz. Geri kalan kÄ±sÄ±m, uygun bir satÄ±Å teklifi bulunduÄunda yerine getirilir.
F: Bu kÄ±sÄ±mda mevcut Takas Bakiyesi gÃ¶rÃ¼lebilir. Teklif iptal edildiÄinde, takasta yayÄ±nladÄ±ÄÄ±nÄ±z Astral Elmaslar bu bakiyeye geri gelir. Gelecek teklifler, Ã¶nce bu bakiyelerden Ã§ekilir. Takas Bakiyesi'nde mevcut olan Astral ElmaslarÄ± veya ZEN'leri istediÄiniz zaman Ã§ekebilirsiniz.
G: Bu kÄ±sÄ±mda mevcut karakterinizin Astral Elmas bakiyesi ve hesabÄ±nÄ±zÄ±n ZEN bakiyesi gÃ¶rÃ¼lebilir.
Neverwinter Zen PazarÄ±'ndan eÅya veya Ã¶zel hizmet satÄ±n almak isterseniz, Astral Elmas TakasÄ±'ndaki "Zen Sat" sekmesine tÄ±klayarak ZEN karÅÄ±lÄ±ÄÄ±nda Astral Elmas da elde edebilirsiniz!
Neverwinter iÃ§in ZEN satÄ±n almanÄ±z gerekiyorsa buraya tÄ±klayÄ±n. SatÄ±n alÄ±mÄ±nÄ±z tamamlandÄ±ktan sonra, ZEN'i Neverwinter'a bu sayfada aktarÄ±n. Burada Ã¼Ã§ kutu gÃ¶receksiniz: 1, 2 ve 3. 1. Kutuda Neverwinter'Ä±, 2. Kutuda karakterinizin bulunduÄu sunucuyu ve 3. Kutuda da ZEN miktarÄ±nÄ± seÃ§in.
Bu bilgilerin Neverwinter'da Astral Elmas kazanma ve kullanma hakkÄ±nda aklÄ±nÄ±zdaki sorularÄ± yanÄ±tlamÄ±Å olmasÄ±nÄ± umuyoruz!
Tiefling ve Ork silahlarÄ±nÄ±n da iÃ§inde bulunduÄu bir dizi Silah AltÄ±na ÃaÄrÄ± mÃ¼sabakalarÄ±na ait dÃ¶nÃ¼ÅtÃ¼rme silahÄ± ile ilgili birkaÃ§ Ã¶lÃ§eklendirme ve kÄ±rpma sorunu giderildi.
SÄ±nÄ±flar ve Denge
GÃ¶kyÃ¼zÃ¼nÃ¼ BÃ¶l: Korucular, aynÄ± anda birden fazla GÃ¶kyÃ¼zÃ¼nÃ¼ BÃ¶l'e sahip olamÄ±yor. Yeni bir tane yerleÅtirilmesi, eskisinin yerini alÄ±yor.
GÃ¶kyÃ¼zÃ¼nÃ¼ BÃ¶l: ArtÄ±k mÃ¼ttefiklere Tilki ÃabukluÄu uygulamÄ±yor.
GÃ¶kyÃ¼zÃ¼nÃ¼ BÃ¶l: ArtÄ±k Tilki ÃabukluÄu'nu yanlÄ±ÅlÄ±kla birden Ã§ok kez tetiklemiyor.
Ä°Ã§erik ve Ãevre
Ä°nler: Ä°Åkence kafeslerindeki bÃ¼yÃ¼tme bÃ¼yÃ¼sÃ¼ devre dÄ±ÅÄ± bÄ±rakÄ±ldÄ± ve kafesler tekrar uygun bir boyuta getirildi.
ÃaÄÄ±rma portallarÄ±, bir mÃ¼lk olarak Foundry'den kaldÄ±rÄ±ldÄ±.
EÅyalar ve Ekonomi
Aslan TacÄ±: Aslan TacÄ±, artÄ±k gizlilik durumundayken etkinleÅtirilemiyor.
Steam kullanÄ±ldÄ±ÄÄ±nda gÃ¶rÃ¼len TÃ¼rk LirasÄ± simgesi, artÄ±k belirsiz bir simgenin yerine "TRY" olarak gÃ¶rÃ¼ntÃ¼leniyor.
Links to audio and video below. The 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarinâs UK visit was marked by the unveiling of an aluminium statue of Gagarin, an exact copy of the one outside Lyubertsy Technical School number 10 where Gagarin started his training as a foundryman. The statue, a gift from the Russian federal space agency […]
XYZ Type is a new independent type foundry established by Ben Kiel and Jesse Ragan. They currently offer three beautiful typefaces â Cortado, Aglet Slab, and Export. I am especially impressed with Cortado, an elegant script inspired by the lettering of illustrator Cecilia Carlstedt. Designed to look as much like handwriting as possible, the typefaceâs […]
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Bellingham’s all-ages calendar has been pretty thin the last couple of months, but there’s plenty for the kids to do in January. The Old Foundry and WhAAM have shows every weekend. Western’s Associated Students are putting on their first show of the quarter mid-month. And Honey Moon continues to quietly host all-ages acoustic shows and
Today, Claroty came out of stealth, announcing a Series A financing led by Bessemer. $32 Million is is a lot for Series A, but this is an important company for our nation and our planet. To explain why, I thought I'd share this excerpt from our internal investment memo.
EXCERPT from APRIL 2016:
The Need for Industrial Security
The physical infrastructure of modern civilization runs on machinery: traffic lights, railroad switches, nuclear reactors, water treatment, electricity distribution, dams, ship engines, draw bridges, oil rigs, hospitals, gas pipelines, and factories depend upon mechanical elements such as pressure valves, turbines, motors, and pumps. These actuators (like the ones in the original Bessemer steel smelting process) were once manually configured, but today these machines are controlled by software running on directly-attached, single-purpose computers known as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC). PLCs, in turn, are connected in aggregate to computers running Human Management Interfaces (HMI) through closed, vendor-proprietary Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA) protocols like DNP3 and Profibus. Industrial manufacturers provide the machines, the PLCs, and the HMIs, and so Operations Technology (OT) teams typically need to use a mix of controllers and interfaces. This is collectively known as an ICS.
During the PC revolution, many of these ICS components migrated to cheap, standard PCs, and their SCADA connections migrated to LAN switches and routers that leveraged the connectivity benefits of those PCsâ standard Ethernet ports. The security implications were relatively minor until the Internet came along; but now, if any computer in the building is connected to the Internet, all the machines are potentially exposed. ICS security had once depended upon an air-gap between IT and OT networks, and where absolutely necessary devices like one-way diodes were used to send data out of the OT network to the outside world. However, trends like remote management, cloud, IoT, and the adoption of open standards are eroding the network segmentation and creating new attack vectors.
The threat of ICS attacks is very different from threats plaguing other computer networks. First, there is little valuable data to steal from a PLC (with the theoretical exception of pharmaceuticals), and yet the consequences of an attack are potentially catastrophic; the worst doomsday scenarios of cyber warfare arise from compromised machinery such as gas relays, dams, reactors, and water treatment facilities that can kill millions of people when they malfunction. To get a taste of the kind of damage weâre talking about, watch this video from 2007, where members of the Idaho National Laboratory hacked some of its own machinery.
Second, the fear of unexpected downtime also makes OT teams less willing to experiment with new hardware and software updates. These factors create an environment of older computers running older software that is never patched despite the accumulation of known vulnerabilities.
Finally, OT teams will not run encryption or conventional cybersecurity software on their computers, lest the security processes interfere with the precise and fragile timing of their network; they would rather be infected than incur downtime. And evidence of infections is mounting:
â¢The Stuxnet worm, allegedly developed jointly by NSA and the Israeli Armyâs intelligence arm (Unit 8200), crippled the Iranian nuclear program by destroying their centrifuges;
â¢Iran crippled the operations of the most valuable company on Earth, Saudi Aramco;
â¢According to BVP-funded iSIGHT Partners, the Russia-based Sandstone Team developed the Blackworm malware that shut down power for 700K Ukrainians;
â¢For two years, an Iranian group controlled malware inside a dam in Rye, New York (near BVPâs Larchmont office).
The malware behind these attacks likely lay dormant for some time, and there is no comprehensive way to know how much more already lurks in critical ICS just waiting to be activated. According to the ICS-CERT, we discover more and more infections every year in US infrastructure.â¨So, at a time when nation-states, terrorists, and criminal organizations are scrambling for an advantage in cyberspace, societyâs most critical infrastructure remains exposed and undefended.
Although our small investment in cyber foundry Team8 is gaining market value, we originally invested for more strategic reasons. Following our roadmap principle of âfollowing the attackers,â we have long known that ICS would develop into a significant target, and hoped Team8 would provide us the best opportunity to invest in this market. They did just this with Claroty (fka Team 82), which is the second spin-out. Claroty is one of two dozen companies addressing cyber attacks on ICS. While Claroty is a newer entrant in this relatively nascent space, we believe deep the experience of its team makes it the likely winner.
Recall that retired Israeli General Nadav Zafrir had founded Team8 to focus the worldâs best nation-state cyber warriors on the biggest challenges of cyber security. Zafrir recently commanded Unit 8200, considered Israelâs equivalent to the US National Security Agency (NSA). But unlike the NSA, which employs career-minded employees, Unit 8200 draws and trains the smartest draftees from the Israeli population, who, like everyone else, typically resign their military commission after three years. Naturally, several of them founded cybersecurity companies like Check Point, Palo Alto Networks, and NICE. But now Zafrir, along with the Unitâs former Head of Cyber (Israel Grimberg) and former Chief Technology Officer (Assaf Mischari), recruit and commercially train the top 1% of those graduates, re-purposing them in cybersecurity startups.
A principal skill set attributed to Unit 8200 is blind protocol analysis. If, for example, you wished to hack a Siemens centrifuge, youâd need to deconstruct the packets sent back and forth between the HMI and the PLC, or between the PLC and the actuator. Most protocols were cobbled together decades ago and were rarely well documented, and in some cases the vendors themselves treat them as holy writ. Unit 8200 is reputedly the best in the world at quickly and accurately understanding and parsing them down to the individual bit level. Team8 recruited the best, most experienced ICS thought leaders in Unit 8200, led by their team leader Benny Porat (CS PhD), to staff Claroty.
When Team8 starts a new company, it marries a technical team with an entrepreneurial founder. In the case of Claroty, Team8 recruited Amir Zilberstein, who founded the successful Waterfall Security and Gita Technologies. Waterfall develops ICS security products (unrelated to Clarotyâs product); Gitaâs technology remains undisclosed. Team8 also recruited Galina Antova, the former head of Siemensâ Industrial Security Services division, to run business development. Antova is a super impressive executive - highly connected, brilliant, and fast-moving. [See Appendix: Due Diligence for summaries of the team reference calls.] Next step is to recruit a CMO â we hope to get Patrick McBride, who was a star at iSight.
With meaningful Operations Technology (OT) experience on the team, Claroty is taking a different approach to the market than its competitors who generally come from cybersecurity backgrounds. Rather than lead with the cybersecurity benefits of their product, Claroty has developed an OT visibility platform that first and foremost surfaces operational issues. By deconstructing the proprietary vendor protocols, Claroty has delivered the first heterogeneous HMI with analytics that span an ICS network. Seeing as how most OT teams today care more about downtime than infection, we believe this approach will enjoy a far better reception in the near-term.
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Join stÃ¸tter allerede Cisco, Tandberg og Lifesize som vi har pÃ¥ HiOA, og bl.a. Skype for business som kommer om litt.
Vi har allerede mange auditorier og stÃ¸rre klasserom som som har videokonferanseutstyr, og uten Ã¥ sette ut ekstra recordere, vil man ha tilgang til opptak av forelesning ogsÃ¥ i disse rommene! Vel Ã¥ merke sÃ¥ vil det ikke bli hel-automatisert her da foreleseren selv mÃ¥ ringe opp denne brukeren hver gang de har forelesning.
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Administratoren velger selv hvilke feil den skal rapportere pÃ¥, og ogsÃ¥ hvilken grad av feil den skal tolerere fÃ¸r den sier ifra.
Av typer feil som kan vÃ¦re interresant for meg Ã¥ fÃ¥ beskjed om:
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Analytics har lenge vÃ¦rt en viktig del i Mediasite, men de har nÃ¥ utvidet denneÂ muligheten til Ã¥ bl.a. gi deg bedre oversikt over hvor mye plass du bruker pÃ¥ serveren, og en forenkling av opprydding.
Under det nye valget "content storage" vil man kunne kjÃ¸re slikeÂ rapporter . Her kan du enten velge Ã¥ se hva som tar opp plass av My Mediasite content og recorder content, og enda mer detaljert hvilke deler av presentasjonene som spiser plass (arkivert fil, redigert fil, head, mp4, smooth stream osv). Ved noen klikk kan man velge Ã¥ f.eks slette alle arkiverte opptak mellom 1.jan -31.des 2015, og kun beholde de redigerte versjonene i mp4. Fin mÃ¥te Ã¥ bÃ¥de fÃ¥ oversikt, og rydde pÃ¥ serverdisken.
Et lite tips jeg fikk fra de var ogsÃ¥ hvordan man kan vise heatmaps av seerenes bruksmÃ¸nster. Ved Ã¥ gÃ¥ direkte inn pÃ¥ en spesifikk presentasjon etter du har kjÃ¸rt en rapport, kan du klikke deg inn pÃ¥ "viewing trends" og fÃ¥ opp et heatmap av presentasjonen. Om du ogsÃ¥ aktivt bruker kapitler i presentasjonen, kan du veldig lett sÃ¥ hvilke kapitler studentene spoler seg frem til.
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LMS integrering blir mer og mer viktig for mange institusjoner, og Sonic Foundry har lagt stor vekt pÃ¥ dette i det siste. For vÃ¥r del pÃ¥ HiOA har ikke dette vÃ¦rt sÃ¥ stor fokus pga vÃ¥rt valg av LMS (fronter). Dette endrer seg sannsynligvis nÃ¥ som vi er pÃ¥ utkikk etter et nytt! De ulike valgene av LMS vi har har ogsÃ¥ en betydning pÃ¥ hvilken grad av tilgang eksterne tilbydere har, og hvilke funksjoner de kan gi oss.
Eneste forskjellen her er Blackboard som ikke gir muligheten til Ã¥ knytte publiseringskataloger til et kurs i LMS som automatisk oppretter roller og sikkerhetsinnstillinger for alle studenter. Med Blackboard vil detteÂ fortsatt vÃ¦re mulig, men alt mÃ¥ opprettes manuelt for hvert kurs. (og regner med at alt dette mÃ¥ gjÃ¸res av en administrator..)
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I spoke on a Spark Foundry panel yesterday, it was a good reminder that many brands are yet to even get their feet wet in native content. Which segways into the Business Insider story – around how brands are shifting to direct buys than programmatic. Tied to that, the secret of Google & […]
Tweet John has been playing with Cloud Foundry a lot of late, so we go over that and PaaSes in general. Download the episode directly right here, subscribe to the feed in iTunes or other podcatcher to have episodes downloaded automatically, or just click play below to listen to it right here: Show Notes Cloud […]
Designed to reduce friction in extreme pressure situations, contributing to a reduction in wear and operating temperatures.
Steel Casting Company
"I was a doubtful when I heard about Bi-Tron, but much to my amazement what they said turned out to be true. That is a rare occurrence when so many are selling products that absolutely do not work.
I am now reporting some of the fantastic results that I have observed in testing this product in our industry. My company is enjoying cost reductions in many areas. Some of the reductions are in annual power consumption, reducing our power bill by an estimated $28,000.00. A cost reduction in maintenance of our equipment due to less friction and more free horsepower from a far better and superior lubricant. A good safe estimate in labor parts and cost of breakdowns would be $37,500.00. This cost is 15% of my assigned maintenance annual cost for repair of equipment.
Some of the tests we have performed on the Bi-Tron product have been measured through amperage readings (before and after). The readings were taken on transmissions, gear reduction, mulling operations, overhead cranes, hoisting equipment, blast cleaning equipment, melting furnace, dust collector fans, material handling equipment, bearings of all types (roller, needle, sleeve and pour babbit). I have even tested Bi-Tron for drilling of steel and much to my amazement; the amount of productivity out of a single drill bit skyrocketed.
I invite you to put Bi-Tron to the test. It will be to your liking, a product that actually works and excels. Wouldn't that be a change?
The industry that we are putting Bi-Tron in is one of the most rugged in our nation, the foundry industry. This industry is tremendously hot, exasperatingly dirty, gritty, and harmful to equipment. Bi-Tron works here, so it will work anywhere. The Bi-Tron product has been tested in actual production, and it works!"
"I own two D9H Caterpillar bulldozers. I added Bi-Tron Fuel Conditioner to them. After 90 hours of work, I am saving 15 litres of diesel per hour per machine, whilst pulling re-growth timber. Starting the dozers has been noticeably easier, and I have noticed a significant reduction of black smoke emission and an increase in power.
I have since added Bi-Tron Powertrain Treatment to the transmission, final drives and hydraulics. After 60 hours of operation, I have noticed that the transmissions are running cooler and quieter, and both machines perform under a heavy load a lot better. The final drives and hydraulics are both running cooler.
I have just begun to use Bi-Tron Engine Treatment in the engines. I have added Bi-Tron Fuel Conditioner to my 140G Caterpillar Grader. Already the black smoke has noticeably reduced and it has much greater power.
I am very happy with the range of Bi-Tron products, and recommend Bi-Tron to everyone."
As storage media technology gets closer and closer to the physical limits, progress on reducing the $/GB number slows down. Below the fold, a recap of some of these issues for both disk and flash. The current examples of this are Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) and its planned successor Bit Patterned Media (BPM). As I wrote last December:
Here is a Seagate roadmap slide from 2008 predicting that the then (and still) current technology, perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR), would be replaced in 2009 by heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR), which would in turn be replaced in 2013 by bit-patterned media (BPM). ...
ASTC 2016 roadmap
Here is a recent roadmap from ASTC showing HAMR starting in 2017 and BPM in 2021. So in 8 years HAMR has gone from next year to next year, and BPM has gone from 5 years out to 5 years out. The reason for this real-time schedule slip is that as technologies get closer and closer to the physical limits, the difficulty and above all cost of getting from lab demonstration to shipping in volume increases exponentially.
The argument is that flash, despite its many advantages, is and will remain too expensive for the bulk storage layer. The graph of the ratio of capital expenditure per TB of flash and hard disk shows that each exabyte of flash contains about 50 times as much capital as an exabyte of disk. Fontana estimates that last year flash shipped 83EB and hard disk shipped 565EB. For flash to displace hard disk immediately would need 32 new state-of-the-art fabs at around $9B each or nearly $300B in total investment.
But there's also a technological reason why the scenario is implausible. Flash already hit one physical limit:
when cell lithography reached the 15-16nm area ... NAND cells smaller than that werenât reliable data stores; there were too few electrons to provide a stable and recognisable charge level.
Despite this, flash is currently reducing in cost quite fast, thanks to two technological changes:
3D, which stacks up to 96 layers of cells on top of each other.
Quad-Level Cell (QLC), which uses 16 voltage levels per cell to store 4 bits per cell.
Going from 2D to 3D is a one-time gain because, unfortunately, there are unsolved technical problems in reducing cost further by going from 3D to 4D. QLC requires more electrons per cell, so requires bigger cells to hold them. Reducing cost again by going to 32 voltage levels would need bigger cells again, so won't be easy or cost-effective. Thus the current rate of $/GB decrease is unlikely to be sustained.
Released alongside the Nintendo Switch in Japan last week, Dragon Quest Heroes 2 provides an interesting window into multi-platform development for Nintendo's new console. It's especially fascinating as the game is designed to support a wide range of hardware across multiple console generations. In addition to its appearance on Switch, the Square-Enix title is also available on PS4, PS3 and PS Vita, with a PC version scheduled for release somewhere down the line.
For this analysis, we grabbed the Switch demo from the Japanese eShop and were delighted to find that demos with very similar content are also available for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita, opening the door to some head-to-head comparisons. Alas, no PS3 demo is available, which may have given us further insight into how Switch's presentation and performance sit between the PlayStation console generations. However, as things stand, PS4 operates at 1080p, as does Switch in docked mode (dropping down to the handheld screen's native 720p when decoupled from your HDTV). For its part, the Vita version clocks in at the system's native 960x544.
Unfortunately, none of the versions offer much in the way of great texture filtering, but there are many visual differences between them worthy of comment. A very quick, cursory look at the game's visual make-up shows the Switch version holding up fairly well compared to the PlayStation 4 release, but look a little closer and the cutbacks made to accommodate Switch's mobile-orientated chipset start to become clear.
At the northernmost edge of Walkerâs Point, Project Foundry is tucked away in a timeless Cream City brick office overlooking the Milwaukee River. Ellen Jennings, the Director of Operations at Project Foundry, answers the door and leads me to an open concept office reminiscent of an academic study. Among the M.C. Escher prints, model sailboats, ... Read More
I am trying to synthesize VHDL files using RTL compiler and created the netlist file. My design is hierarchical with submodules. However, the netlist created with a submodule name. Is it due to some optimization? How can I change this? My script is as below
Title: 2017 Cheer for Children Ball Venue: The Foundry at Puritan Mill / Atlanta Category: Charity Event Date: Oct 06, 2017 - Oct 06, 2017 Time: Description:
The Cheer for Children Ball, an annual benefit for the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, partners with The American Culinary Federation, Greater Atlanta Chapter to feature top chef sensations and top shelf creations, live music and entertainment with bidding opportunities on destination packages, resort weekends and local getaways.
This event unites area philanthropists, community leaders and socialites for a spectacular evening of dinner and dancing, helping promote the Center's mission to champion the needs of sexually and severely physically abused children through prevention, intervention, therapy, and collaboration.
Chairs for this year are John and Leslie Tarbutton of Brookhaven.
Tickets are $200. Tables and sponsorship opportunities range from $500-$25,000.
WÃ¶chentlich, also immer bis montags gibt seit kurzem eine kleines Freefont-Projekt. Ellmer Stefan von The Pyte Foundry delivered einen Displayfont zum freien Download. Bis zum 15. Februar 2016 also ist die Antique mit einem AuffÃ¤lligem A und schicken schweren Buchstabenformen zu haben.
Foundry Favorites is our new blog series that brings focus to the personal favorites of designers, studios, and foundries on YouWorkForThem. Continuing this series, we spoke with Olivier Gourvat from Mostardesign, an independent type foundry in the South West of France. Having worked in the field of graphic design himself, Olivier has a deep understanding...
As part of a new blog series, we’ve been talking directly with some of YouWorkForThem’s partners to find out what products they’re most proud of and why, mingling their choices with some of our own to present a fresh batch of Foundry Favorites each week! Continuing this series, we spoke with Sam Parrett from Set...
Continuing our new blog series, we’re focusing on the personal favorites of designers, studios, and foundries. Fontfabric is an independent type foundry established by Svetoslav Simov in Sofia, Bulgaria. Created in 2008, Fontfabric releases type designs with versatility and quality in mind. We recently talked with Svet to learn more about his foundry’s favorite products...
While many of us tend to be our own harshest critics when it comes to our creative work, artists (of all genres) usually have at least a few personal favorites nestled among their own portfolios. It’s always interesting to learn what makes those particular works stand apart from the rest, and that’s why YouWorkForThem is...
Sure, you're likely not buying $300 fonts just for your Pages and Keynote work on an iPad, but for those who've already splurged for a bite of Hoefler & Co.'s catalog, the option is pretty tempting. The popular type foundry has made purchased fonts available for use on devices running iOS 7, with the ability to download the requisite files directly from the site. A quick jaunt over to your Font Library page will show the options you've licensed with the option to "add to device" for an easy install. One thing's for sure: those cover letters typed out in a pinch are about to get a major aesthetic upgrade.
The bronze busts of Custer and Sitting Bull are done at the foundry now they will be
welded together and chased out so they can then be welded into the two fighting buffalo.
Got to feeling a bit ambitious and started a buffalo.
So now I have a draft horse and a buffalo started in the shop.
After several days of working on this buffalo and visiting with my coffee partner Jenny Lynn I decided to go ahead and do the two fighting bulls. Kavan and Michael Van Beak and I have talked about this summer. Sitting bull will be in the buffalo on the left and Custer in the one on the right. I will name this piece something like, "Custer's Last Stand". I have started sculpting it out in clay as pictured here below.
This is my booth at the 2013 Black Hills Stock Show in Rapid City.
General Custer is on the left and Sitting Bull on the Right.
Detail of Warrior bronze casting to be added to THE LAST STAND.
Custer and Sitting bull will be looking at each other. The bronze busts will be inside a buffalo
like the picture below shows sitting bull in a previous sculpture sent to New Hampshire.
Sculpting on General Custer's bust at the 2013 Black Hills Stock Show.
It's fair to say that Microsoft has been tight-lipped about Scorpio since their announcement of the console at E3 2016. We've been left with only speculation and rumors to go on. Thankfully, all of that has changed. We're pretty sure Microsoft's not happy, but a whitepaper has leaked that shows us a glimpse of Xbox One X (Project Scorpio) specs.
Not only this, but a developer has spoken out about the true nature of this 4K console, and shots have been fired! Let's dive in and see what juicy details await!
XBox One X (Project Scorpio) Specs Leak: We Have The Power!
Thanks to the wizards at Digital Foundry, we now have new information from a leaked whitepaper that Microsoft provided to developers. The paper is entitled "Reaching 4K and GPU Scaling Across Multiple Xbox Devices" and it provides some new details on how Scorpio/XBox One X will reach its lofty goals.
The first and most interesting development, is the fact that Xbox One X (Project Scorpio), will be ditching the ESRAM that the Xbox One and S models are using. Even with this fact in place, however, Microsoft still urges developers to optimize as if it were there so their games perform well on older Xbox hardware. Remember, XBox One X isn't going to have any exclusives, barring VR titles.
Within the Xbox One, ESRAM was used to offset the slower DDR3 RAM in the console because of its blazing bandwidth. The biggest problem this presented was the low amount of ram given to developers to work with. In the whitepaper, this type of RAM is ruled out as an option for Scorpio.
The paper reads:
"ESRAM remains essential to achieving high performance on both Xbox One and Xbox One S. However, Project Scorpio and PC are not provided with ESRAM. Because developers are not allowed to ship a Project Scorpio-only SKU, optimizing for ESRAM remain crucial to performance on Microsoft platforms."
This is interesting news because it was assumed that ESRAM would be used in some capacity on XBox One X because the 320GB/s bandwidth couldn't match the lower latency provided by ESRAM. Microsoft's explanation is that Scoprio's higher system memory bandwidth outpaces the wide bandwidth offered by ESRAM.
The whitepaper also confirms the 6 teraflops of GPU processing power. It reiterates that XBox One X (Project Scorpio) will indeed have 4.5 times the power of Xbox One. A juicy comment in the Whitepaper also gives developers the option to make games look and play better on XBox One X, much in the way that developers have harnessed the increased power of PS4 Pro.
The comment is as follows:
"We acknowledge that developers may not wish to spend all of the additional GPU resource of Project Scorpio on resolution, and this is not mandated. To make the best games possible, developers will inevitably spend GPU resources on other quality improvements such as higher fidelity shadows, reflections, texture filtering, and low draw distances. Another option developers might consider is frame-rate upscaling - running graphics at 60Hz but the GPU at 30hz and interpolating animation."
In other words, Project Scorpio/XBox One X will not force developers to solely dedicate its power to 4K. This is excellent news as it opens the avenue for games to not only look better, but play better as well. One downside to this news, is the technique suggested at the end with interpolating animation.
Suggesting this tells us that Microsoft isn't opting for more powerful CPU cores beyond the eight they've promised and the overclocked speed. This rules out the console using Zen architecture cores for the time being and leaves us with customized Jaguar CPU options.
The focus of the paper is really on how developers can use the additional GPU power to scale games up to 4K. The paper suggests two ways that developers could achieve 4K:
The first suggestion the paper offers is one that involves cutting down intensive effects to boost the overall efficiency of the GPU while utilizing a full 4K framebuffer. The paper describes using this technique with effects like SSAO, SSR, shadow accumulation, global illumination, and non-important global lights.
It takes a half-resolution effect rendered at 1080p and then up-samples it to 4K. In doing this, the effects could still theoretically look better than they would running at, say, 900p on Xbox One. In other words, you save power by downscaling the effects, and when you bring them up to 4K with a framebuffer, the effects like lighting and shadows look even better than they would running at full power on a lower resolution.
It's a balancing act to be sure, but a clever way to get to 4K without sacrificing overall graphical quality.
2. Sparse Rendering
The other suggested technique is one that PS4 Pro has called "checkerboard rendering." This technique was shown off by Mark Cerny during the PS4 Pro's announcement presentation and it does a surprisingly good job of bringing resolutions up to 4K standards, but in the case of PS4 Pro, it doesn't always provide native 4K, which is what Microsoft is promising on XBox One X. The technique involves rearranging the pixels with a frame buffer to increase the resolution for each rendered frame.
So wait, does this mean Microsoft is going back on their promise of native 4K? Not quite. In the whitepaper, one first-party title is confirmed to be running at a native 4K using the suggested techniques. They don't say which one it is, but Digital Foundry believes it is Forza, and I would be inclined to agree.
These techniques are already being used on PS4 Pro to great effect, and with time and experience, this bodes well for Scorpio. The paper only confirms the lack of ESRAM, a boost in the L2 cache, and support for memory compression tech. It does not cover the details on the system's CPU and that leaves room for Microsoft to really bring the heat.
We're not done yet, though. In the wake of this leak, one developer has spoken out and shots were fired!
Ori and the Blind Forest Creator: 'Scorpio is a Full Blown Next-Gen Machine'
Thomas Mahler, creator of the Xbox One exclusive "Ori and the Blind Forest" took to the NeoGaf forums and answered one user's question about XBox One X/Project Scorpio. The question was "Is Scorpio their PS4 Pro, or a new generation? I am super confused."
Thomas replied with the following statement:
All consoles now are x86 PCs and the architecture will remain the same, that's why Sony was able to quickly iterate on the PS4 and make a beefier version of it.
Scorpio is a next-gen machine with the added benefit that all your old games will still be compatible. From this point on, similar to PCs, you'll not lose your library when you buy a next-gen system. I guess since NeoGAF is confused, Microsoft will need to do a little work to make it clear to everyone that Scorpio isn't just a half-assed upgrade (which the PS4 Pro kinda is...), but a full blown next-gen machine that's just backwards-compatible to your current library.
Not only is this a bold statement, but you can practically smell the gunpowder from the shots fired at Sony. In comparison, Thomas is calling the PS4 Pro a middling upgrade when stacked again the jump in power that XBox One X (Project Scorpio) is offering. Of course, Microsoft is trying to distance itself from calling the system next-gen and instead refers to it as part of the Xbox Family.
Marketing confusion aside, this new information is very interesting. What do you think of it all? Will Project Scorpio (XBox One X) truly blow PS4 Pro out of the water? Let us know your predictions in the comments!
Just received this email from Mark Coker at Smashwords.
Smashwords today announced a new distribution partner: Page Foundry. Page Foundry has created mobile ebook store apps for Android smart phones and tablets. This is a standard agency pricing relationship, so 60% list price to the author, no discounting. This deal will lead to distribution at the following four places: A. Cricket Wireless: Cricket Wireless is the leading mobile operator of pre-paid smart phones you can purchase in places like Target and Best Buy. Cricket has roughly 2.5 million monthly smart phone subscribers, and Page Foundry is powering the ebook store app available to all existing and new smart phone customers. Starting this summer, new Cricket subscriber phones will ship pre-loaded with the Page Foundry app (previously, subscribers had to manually download the app from the Cricket app store). B. ASUS: Asus, a leading manufacturer of netbooks, notebooks and tablets, currently has about 8 million devices here in the US pre-loaded with the Page Foundry ebook store app, all part of their @Vibe media store. Page Foundry is one of two pre-loaded ebook store apps on the Asus devices. C. VERSENT and INKTERA: These are two sister e-reader apps, available for download to Android devices from Google Play (formerly known as the Android Market). Versent and Inktera also sell books through their websites athttp://www.versentbooks.comandhttp://www.inktera.comPage Foundry set up these two sites as experimental showcases of their platform, though they've also started attracting some customers so they plan to continue operating the sites as independent ebook retailers. The distribution above is currently US-only. Page Foundry plans to add additional mobile operators and device-makers in the future, and further international distribution is possible. Like any new distribution channel, I expect the Page Foundry partnership to start small and then grow over time as their business grows. I added a short post at the Smashwords blog about this, where you'll find screen shots of their app:http://blog.smashwords.com/2012/06/smashwords-adds-page-foundry-as-new.html As with all new Smashwords distribution partners, all Premium Catalog books will automatically go to Page Foundry unless you opt out, or unless the title is unpublished. You have 48 hrs to opt out of the channel if you don't want a book going to the new partner. Click to your Dashboard's Channel Manager to adjust distribution settings. ________________________________________ 2. NEW COVER IMAGE REQUIREMENTS STARTING JULY 15 ________________________________________ On June 14, we announced over at the Smashwords Blog -http://blog.smashwords.com/2012/06/new-ebook-cover-image-requirements.html- and at Site Updates -https://www.smashwords.com/about/beta- that starting around July 15, we'll require larger cover images for new Premium Catalog titles. Also that week, I updated the Smashwords Style Guide and Smashwords FAQs to reflect the new requirements. Your current Premium Catalog titles, even if they have smaller cover images, are NOT affected by the new guidelines unless you update the cover image. This change is prompted by new requirements at Apple that go into effect in August. The new requirements are also consistent with updated recommendations by Amazon (some day, Amazon-willing, we'll distribute to Amazon!), which also now recommends larger cover images. We think the new recommendations make good common sense because they create a more satisfying customer experience for readers who use the newer high resolution screens such as Apple's amazing Retina display. Starting July 15, cover images for new titles, and cover image updates for existing titles, should be at least 1,400 pixels wide. Please see the Smashwords blog for full details and suggest width/height ratios and options -http://blog.smashwords.com/2012/06/new-ebook-cover-image-requirements.html If your book is among the tens of thousands at Smashwords that have the smaller covers, and you're already Premium Catalog-distributed, you can leave your cover as-is for now. Better yet, consider this a good time to update your cover. As I mention in my new best practices book, The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success, the cover image is the first impression your book makes on a prospective reader. If your cover image doesn't look as good or better than the covers put out by big New York publishers, you're at a disadvantage. Make the effort to upgrade to a professional cover image. Professional cover design is very affordable. Most of the cover designers on my "Mark's List" (send a blank email email@example.com you'll receive it via instant autoresponder) charge between $40 and $100 for a cover. They all have online portfolios, so you can decide if their work matches your vision. We don't get a commission if you hire them, though all the folks there are on the list because they've done good work for your fellow Smashwords authors and publishers. If their portfolios don't match what you're looking for, ask your favorite indie authors for references. There are many great cover designers out there for under $300. *Always* review an artist's online portfolio before signing on with them, and try to work directly with the artist rather than through an intermediary. ________________________________________ 3. FASTER SHIPMENTS TO APPLE AND KOBO ________________________________________ For most Smashwords retail partners, we ship new books and metadata updates once per week. As promised, we're working to speed deliveries for all retailers that can support faster shipments. On June 4, we announced faster shipments to Apple and Kobo. APPLE: For Apple, we're now shipping near-real-time (about every 15-20 minutes). This means immediately after receiving Premium Catalog approval, your book will ship to Apple. Metadata updates ship at the same speed. If your book is already Premium-catalog approved, it's possible to see price changes at Smashwords reflected within an hour or two at Apple. A few months ago Apple implemented their own manual vetting process for all incoming titles from all publishers and distributors (previously, they only inspected erotica). At first, this created a multi-week lag time on their end, but now they've cut the lag down to only a few days so it's not too bad. As with any new system, we're still working out kinks. Most shipments are flowing through great, but some aren't landing on the first shipment attempt, and until we improve reliability we won't be satisfied. We've already proactively identified and reshipped most missing titles. Some Apple shipment issues are unrelated to bugs mentioned above, such as if your book mentions competitive ebook retailers, or if cover images are blurry, or if NCX navigation isn't working properly, or if they deem the book too obscene. For a more complete list items that can delay Apple distribution, see the fourth FAQ here, "My book shipped to the Apple iBookstore but it's still not showing in the store. Why?" -https://www.smashwords.com/about/supportfaq#error If you're writing non-erotic books, and your book doesn't appear within ten days days of shipment to Apple (check your Dashboard's Channel Manager for ship dates), then please contact our support team at "comments/questions." Our support team is aggregating daily bug reports and working with our tech team to diagnose issues and reship books where necessary. KOBO: Around June 4, we began shipping daily to Kobo. This integration appears to be working much more smoothly. As I mentioned above for Apple, if your book or metadata update doesn't appear at Kobo within ten days (like Apple, most are appearing much quicker), please contact our support team at the "Comments/questions" link at the top of any Smashwords page. See the Smashwords blog for my post on the Apple/Kobo news:http://blog.smashwords.com/2012/06/smashwords-delivers-faster-shipments-to.html Here's some cool Apple news I haven't reported: We've seen a dramatic sales increase at Apple over the last five weeks. I'm not sure why. Maybe it's a result of summer vacation reading, or the faster shipments, or a big increase in multiple strong sellers (several Smashwords authors are selling thousands of copies a week there), or maybe iPad and iPhone sales are especially strong, or maybe a combination of all the above plus mysterious pixie dust. Regardless, the results are impressive and the upward trend is pronounced. If you're not on Apple, Smashwords can get you there. Apple distributes to 32 countries. For the month of may, 44% of our Apple sales were from outside the U.S. Go global! ________________________________________ 4. SNEAK PEEK: SMASHWORDS TO DO DEAL WITH CALIFA, CONSORTIUM OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARIES ________________________________________ This news just broke last night. Califa, a consortium of 220 California libraries, is creating an ebook aggregation service modeled after a similar system created by Douglas County Libraries in Colorado. The service will deliver ebooks to California libraries, and to other states as well. They plan to establish an "opening collection" of ebooks by purchasing the top 10,000 best-selling Smashwords titles. We'll also work with California libraries to create local publishing portals, where local authors can upload ebooks to Smashwords that can then be purchased by their local libraries. Library Journal has the scoop (we didn't intend for this story to leak out so soon!):http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2012/06/ebooks/califa-lands-325000-in-funding-for-ebook-ownership-project-deal-close-with-smashwords/ A few months ago, we announced a distribution deal with Baker & Taylor's Axis360 library service, and two weeks ago 3M announced Smashwords will supply titles for their Cloud Library service (we'll formally announce the 3M deal once we get further along with integration). We're talking with other library aggregators as well. I expect Smashwords will become the largest single supplier (by title count) of ebooks to public libraries by the end of this year. If your books aren't fully distributed at Smashwords, please consider getting them on asap so you don't miss out. I think from a sales perspective, the library channel will start off small this year, but then become increasingly significant over the next couple years. Authors and publishers who embrace libraries early will receive the most benefit two or three years from now (much in the same way that the first indie authors to get distribution through Smashwords a few years ago are reaping the greatest benefit today). Smashwords was the first to open distribution of self-published ebooks to B&N, Sony and Kobo back in 2009, and now we're going to do it again with libraries. Last week, I conducted a flash survey at Site Updates to understand how Smashwords authors and publishers view the library opportunity. 150 of you responded (thank you!), and 82% of you said you think libraries can help increase your overall book sales. Most large NY publishers have been unfriendly to libraries, and some won't even sell ebooks to them. I think this presents a great opportunity for progressive indies to step in and satisfy the demand. In the next few weeks, we plan to add a new library-specific pricing option so you can control the price at which libraries acquire your books. Some of you want to price lower than retail, some want to price higher, and some want to make their books available for free to libraries. We'll give you the choice because Smashwords is all about putting you in control. ________________________________________ 5. SMASHWORDS FEATURED IN FORBES MAGAZINE ________________________________________ Thanks to you and your support, Smashwords is a thriving, profitable business. Thanks to your support, we're helping tens of thousands of writers and small presses achieve their publishing dreams. Forbes Magazine has a feature story on us this month, and for the first time ever, I revealed our revenue numbers. In 2012, Smashwords authors and publishers will earn over $10 million. The Forbes story is on newsstands now. Read it online here:http://www.forbes.com/sites/jjcolao/2012/06/07/apples-biggest-unknown-supplier-of-e-books/ Unlike other self-publishing services that earn most of their money by selling you service packages, we only earn money if we help you sell books. We give you the flexibility to control your destiny. Thanks to the sales success of our 45,000 authors and publishers, and the tremendous support of our retail partners, Smashwords has now been profitable for 22 months straight. We've done this entirely without venture capitalists. This means we have the independence to do what's right for you without the distraction of outside investors. We've reinvested our profits in the business to further improve our services and our ability to help you achieve your objectives. One year ago we were about five people. Now we're fourteen going on fifteen. As we grow the business, we're growing our capability to serve you. Four years in to this, I still feel like we're only now getting started. I'm really excited about our roadmap for new service enhancements, and new distribution partners. We've got a great team in place, all of whom are sincerely committed to serving you. With your help, we'll change the face of publishing one indie ebook at a time. ________________________________________ 6. SMASHWORDS SUMMER/WINTER SALE KICKS OFF JULY 1 ________________________________________ Our annual Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale kicks off in a few days. Why Summer/Winter? Because it's summer here in the northern hemisphere, and winter in the southern hemisphere. Enrollment is optional. If you enroll, you can choose coupon codes to make your books 25%-off, 50%-off, 75%-off, or FREE. Past Summer/Winter promotions have been great successes and a lot of fun. To enroll now, visit the Smashwords home page. Here's a direct link to the enrollment form:https://www.smashwords.com/dashboard/sitewidePromosThe promotion goes live one minute past midnight July 1. ________________________________________ 7. ON BUGS, HICCUPS, STUMBLES AND THE PATH AHEAD ________________________________________ Smashwords now publishes over 130,000 ebooks. Over 100,000 are in the Premium Catalog. Although the vast majority of time our distribution systems perform reliably as intended, there are always glitches, and when glitches hit they can hurt our authors. As we have for the last four years, we will always push the envelope of what's possible. We will make mistakes. There will be glitches and bugs (witness our Apple glitches mentioned above). Our retail partners will make mistakes too, mistakes for which we'll often get the blame. We accept that. The world of e-publishing is in a constant state of change. It's a world increasingly driven by computer software, and since software is created by humans, it's not infallible. We and our retail partners are always striving to move forward and improve. We don't like system glitches, and we will never stop working to remedy them, but we will also not allow the fear of mistakes to stop us from innovating. Despite the hiccups along the way, they're mere bumps along the long term road we're heading. Those who have stuck by us and our retail partners for several years know we always persevere and come out stronger the other end. I created Smashwords to serve my fellow authors. Nothing is more important to us. With your continued support, trust and goodwill, we will be here to serve you and authors/publishers like you for many years to come. In my survey last week, I asked authors what they liked most about Smashwords, and where they think we can improve. I'm happy to say that the suggestions and requests are very much aligned with where we're going. You want faster Premium Catalog approvals, faster shipments and faster reporting. You want faster, more accurate metadata updates at our retail partners. You want us to improve the look of the Smashwords retail store. All this and more is coming in the months and years ahead. It won't come all at once, and it may not come as fast as we would prefer. Thank you for your patience as we work to take you there. ________________________________________ 8. HELPFUL AUTHOR/PUBLISHER RESOURCES ________________________________________ Frequently asked questions:https://www.smashwords.com/about/supportfaq Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success (best practices of best-selling authors):https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/145431 Smashwords Site Updates:https://www.smashwords.com/about/beta Smashwords blog (subscribe via the email option!):http://blog.smashwords.com Data on ebook pricing, word counts and more:http://blog.smashwords.com/2012/04/can-ebook-data-reveal-new-viral.html How to publish and distribute ebooks with Smashwords:https://www.smashwords.com/about/how_to_publish_on_smashwords Connect with fellow Smashwords readers and authors at Facebook:http://facebook.com/Smashwords Mark's List - Low cost cover designers and ebook formaters. Emaillist@smashwords.com ________________________________________ Do you know authors, publishers and literary agents not yet on Smashwords? Invite them to join our 45,000+ strong worldwide community. Together, we're changing the world of publishing one indie ebook at a time. Every new author, publisher and literary agent brings new readers who can then discover your books too! Best wishes, Mark Mark Coker Founder Smashwords http://www.smashwords.com twitter:http://twitter.com/markcoker
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Fontspring is always on the hunt for new foundries to bolster our font library. Sometimes though, getting something new means bringing in a foundry that’s not new at all, and that’s what we’re doing today. We’re thrilled to say that Fontspring now sells Adobe fonts for desktop licensing. Now you can get worry-free, perpetual licenses […]
The Open Font Library promotes your freedoms as it relates to the use of type. All the fonts that appear on this site come with the freedom to use, study, share and remix them. Browse our catalogue and see what’s new.Â http://openfontlibrary.org/ 205Â http://www.bureau205.fr A2 TypeÂ http://www.a2-type.co.uk ainsifontÂ http://www.ainsifont.com ARS TypeÂ http://arstype.nl BetaTypeÂ http://betatype.com BinnenlandÂ http://www.binnenland.ch ColophonÂ http://www.colophon-foundry.org Commercial TypeÂ http://commercialtype.com Dalton MaagÂ http://www.daltonmaag.com Darden StudioÂ http://www.dardenstudio.com Dutch Type LibraryÂ http://www.dutchtypelibrary.nl ExljbrisÂ http://www.exljbris.com FatypeÂ http://www.fatype.com Feliciano Type FoundryÂ http://www.felicianotypefoundry.com Font BureauÂ http://www.fontbureau.com FontFontÂ http://www.fontfont.com/shop FontsmithÂ http://www.fontsmith.com FoundryÂ http://www.foundrytypes.co.uk Grilli TypeÂ http://www.grillitype.com Hoefler & Frere-JonesÂ http://www.typography.com House IndustriesÂ houseindustries.com HypeForTypeÂ http://www.hypefortype.com Identikal:Â http://www.identikal.com Jeremy Tankard TypographyÂ http://typography.net Karsten Luecke Type FoundryÂ http://www.kltf.de KontourÂ http://www.kontour.com Klim Type FoundryÂ http://klim.co.nz Letters From SwedenÂ http://lettersfromsweden.se LinetoÂ http://lineto.com Lux TypoÂ http://www.luxtypo.com Millieu GroteskÂ http://www.milieugrotesque.com MonokromÂ https://monokrom.no/ MVB Read more
What a memorable few weeks it has been for the Genesys AppFoundry Partners! Genesys hosted ourÂ CX17 events in Indianapolis and Brussels.Â Attendees enjoyed all the rewarding experiences CX17 had to offer including visionary keynotes, dozens of breakouts, networking events and 1:1 talks with product experts, peers and thought leaders in the industry. And most importantly the Read More >
This is not a typical typeface review. Itâs a review of a whole foundry. I donât know why I took it upon myself to review fifty-two typefaces instead of just one, but I feel itâs necessary to review them together. These fifty-two typefaces gave me much joy in 2016, and I want to give some […]
Again and again, I find myself returning to Production Type for my font needs. The foundryâs work fits the bill on a technical level. The typefaces are legible and functional, but uninhibited â most of them retain a certain je ne sais quoi. Stratos jumped out at me immediately. What caught my eye was the modern employment […]
DESPERATE FOR LOVE] 22nd September 2009 Komedia Studio Bar, Gardner Street, Brighton 8-11pm / Â£3.50
Keston Sutherland is a Brighton based poet. He teaches at the university and through his editing of the poetics journal Quid, co-editing (with Andrea Brady) of Barque Press, and most notably through his own poetry, has already made a huge and pemanent contribution to poetry culture in Britain. His most recent collections are: Hot White Andy, Neocosis and Neutrality. He's read all over the world and his poems have been translated into several languages. Keston's a brilliantly engaging reader. His poems are spiked and sticky, spattered with jump edits and blurt jargon, precise in their articulations of the millivolt twitching of difficulty, and funnier than you think or deserve.
Sophie Robinson is a London poet who's work has appeared in various online magazines including Pilot, How2 and Dusie as well as Jeff Hilson's Reality Street Book Of Sonnets and Voice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st Century (Bloodaxe) Her most recent collection, 'a' (Les Figues Press) is a magnetically fascinating tender and beautiful book about loss. Everyone we've shown it to has been transfixed by it. I hope she brings some so you can all buy one.
Neil Palmer is Brighton's foremost and only Hauntiquarian. A mage of divergence, his stuff is: punk rock, words, tailoring, speculative enquiry. All conducted at the sub-rumour valency. Provisional cassettes, secret discographies, unmaintained websites, and a recent chapbook Hillwaking all testify to his fierce, baffling, kind, impatient intelligence.
PLUS: Desperate For Love regulars reading, Alan introducing people and rambling slightly, Steph from Born Bad playing beautiful and apposite records, and a free chapbook for the first 50 of you through the door. Fraser behind the bar, Lisa on the door, it's a family affair. If you come, you're family. You are so coming.
14 HOUR : VOICE RECOGNITION SPECIAL 24th September 2009 Whitechapel Gallery, Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7.30pm / FREE ENTRY
To mark the release of Bloodaxe's anthology Voice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st Century, 14 Hour presents 5 of its poets.
AMY BLAKEMORE + HEATHER PHILLIPSON + ADAM O'RIORDAN + SOPHIE ROBINSON + AHREN WARNER
"Who are the best young poets today? Which new poets are most likely to become the defining voices of their generation? Two young editors, JAMES BYRNE and CLARE POLLARD, set out to answer these questions in Voice Recognition, a vibrant anthology introducing 21 of the most exciting young poets of the 21st century.
"Voice Recognition showcases the work of a talented new wave of poets from Britain and Ireland who are just now starting to make their mark. None has yet published a first book of poems. All are likely to produce distinctively different debut collections in the next few years.
"Influenced by poetries from across the world, and unafraid to take risks, all these poets are committed to extending and remaking the traditions of poetry in a fast-changing new millennium. Their poems show a lively range of styles and subjects - sometimes sexy, sometimes dark, but consistently brimming with vitality. The future of poetry begins here.
"Voice Recognition includes: Jay Bernard, Emily Berry, Amy Blakemore, Siddhartha Bose, Ailbhe Darcy, Joe Dunthorne, Miriam Gamble, Sarah Jackson, Annie Katchinska, Mark Leech, Toby Martinez de las Rivas, Jonathan Morley, Adam O'Riordan, Colm O'Shea, Sandeep Parmar, Heather Phillipson, Kate Potts, Sophie Robinson, Jack Underwood Ahren Warner, and James Womack." - official blurb.
â AMY BLAKEMORE was a Foyle Young Poet of the Year in both 2007 and 2008, and has since been highlighted by the Times as one of the top ten rising stars of British poetry. Her work has been featured in various places, including Iota, Brittle Star, Rising and Pomegranate.
â HEATHER PHILLIPSON has received commissions and awards for her writing, including the Michael Donaghy Poetry Prize in 2007, an Eric Gregory Award in 2008, and a Faber New Poets Award in 2009. Her pamphlet will be published by Faber and Faber in October 2009. She is also an artist and exhibits nationally and internationally, with recent shows in London, Paris and New York. She has a PhD in Fine Art practice and received the Sir Leslie Joseph Young Artist Award 2009.
â ADAM O'RIORDAN was born in Manchester and educated at the universities of Oxford and London. From 2008 to 2009 he was Poet-in-Residence at The Wordsworth Trust, the Centre for British Romanticism. His first collection will be published by Chatto and Windus in 2010.
â SOPHIE ROBINSON was born in 1985, and lives and works in London. She has an MA in Poetic Practice from Royal Holloway, and is currently working on a practice-based PhD at Royal Holloway. Her first chapbook, Killin'Kittenish!, was published by yt communications in 2006. Since 2005 she has performed at numerous events in the UK and the US. Her critical and creative work has been featured in Dusie, How2 and Pilot.
â AHREN WARNER has published his poems in magazines including Poetry Review, Magma and The Wolf. He has work forthcoming in several anthologies, including Voice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st Century (Bloodaxe) and Identity Parade: An Anthology of New British and Irish Poets (Bloodaxe). He also has a pamphlet forthcoming from Donut Press. He maintains a keen interest in post-Heideggarian ontology and aesthetics, and kittens.
OPENNED: LAJEE FUNDRAISER 6th October 2009 The Foundry, Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 7.30pm / FREE ENTRY
The next Openned night, the Land for Lajee Fundraiser, takes place on Tuesday 6th October.
Confirmed readers so far are: Sean Bonney, Sophie Robinson, Harry Gilonis, Josh Stanley, Tim Atkins, Nat Raha, Posie Rider, Peter Philpott, Alan Hay, Michael Zand, Amy DeâAth, Elizabeth-Jane Burnett, Frances Kruk, Raz, Andrea Brady, Justin Katko.
Publishers donating to the book table include: Barque Press, Reality Street, Bad Press, West End Lane Books, Critical Documents, Grasp Press, Hot Gun!, Veer.
Come along and buy amazing books to support the Lajee Project. Visit Openned for more details about the night and the project.
It may not seem like it at first glance, but Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is one of the most ambitious remasters we've played. The gap has never been so wide - porting from the almost eleven-year-old PSP hardware with its sub-PS2 spec is a gargantuan task and one that Hexadrive hasn't taken lightly. The talented Japanese development house has crafted a new engine with features rivalling any other modern renderer on the market today, with Square-Enix handling the spruced-up assets. The final product is a mixed bag, but the sheer number of technical accomplishments on hand is very impressive.
Let's get the basic stuff out of the way - the original 480x272 resolution of the game sees a sizable 17x bump to full 1920x1080 on both consoles. SMAA 1Tx handles anti-aliasing duties, resulting in a sharp and clean image throughout thanks to its robust temporal component, where information from past frames is blended into the present. Anisotropic filtering is also used to an acceptable degree preventing textures from becoming blurry at oblique angles. Hexadrive clearly understands the importance of image quality and has taken measures to ensure that the resulting image is always crisp and clean. Between the two console versions we have full image quality parity here - something which extends to every visual facet of the game.
Then we come to frame-rate - the HD version of the game retains the 30fps update of the original PSP title and does so with little difficulty. Both consoles turn in a stable 30fps with only minor frame-pacing issues interrupting the fluidity, particularly on Xbox One. While this may seem like a disappointment, the game was coded for 30fps originally and would not function properly at 60fps without overhauling core systems. According to one of the key programmers, the optimisation necessary to run at 60fps would have been minimal in comparison to the massive required overhaul of the game's underlying systems. It was simply beyond the scope of this project, which says a lot considering how many other changes were implemented.
1-Attentati di Parigi: Salah Abdeslam estradato in Francia. Il terrorista belga potrebbe essere il primo pentito dell'Isis. ( Esteri) ..2-Spagna: il nuovo parlamento Ã¨ durato 4 mesi. a giugno si torna alle urne. Le sinistre sull'orlo di una crisi di nervi tra scambi di accuse e processi ai dirigenti. ..( Giulio Maria Piantadosi) ..3-Olimpiadi 2016: tra cento giorni l'inizio dei giochi. ..Oltre ai ritardi nei lavori lo stato di Rio rischia la bancarotta. Da due mesi non vengono pagate le pensioni a 143 mila persone. ( Intervista a Emiliano Guanella )..4-Il piano di Putin: riforme strutturali per affrontare la crisi del petrolio e mantenere la pace sociale. ..( Emanuele Valenti) ..5-Il regime di Al Sisi in difficoltÃ . ..il caso Regeni ha aperto gli occhi agli egiziani. ..( Laura Cappon) ..6-Festival dei Diritti umani: oggi la seconda puntata dedicata alla Tunisia. ( Danilo De Biasio) ..7-Musica e nuove tecnologie: Youtube lancia â Music Foundryâ per sostenere gli artisti emergenti...( NiccolÃ² Vecchia) ..8-Progetti sostenibili: Adelaide, capitale dell'uso razionale dell'acqua. ( Fabio Fimiani)
Reuben Miller is the name of three men - father, son and grandson - who were prominent Pittsburghers during the 19th century.
Reuben Miller (1) was born in 1805 in Pennsylvania. He graduated from St James College and spent his life in the iron business. He was a clerk with the foundry of Christopher Cowan who was the first person to create a rolling mill in Allegheny County (in 1811-1812). Reuben Miller was selected by Cowan to make a trip to Nashville to learn about the process. Reuben Miller (1) (born 1805-) married Ann L.? â¦
Here is their family in 1850:
MILLER, REUBEN - 45 MILLER, ANN L. - 45 MILLER, HARVEY - 23 MILLER, WILSON - 21 MILLER, REUBEN - 11 MILLER, JOSEPH L. - 9 MILLER, LAMETT - 5
In 1834, The Pittsburgh Savings Institution was brought into being by an act of the Pennsylvanian Legislature and Reuben Miller was among those who were named to be its directors. Also named were SFF&HC members or relatives Thomas S. Clarke, John Caldwell. Son and SFF&HC member Reuben Miller Jr. (born in 1839) was listed as the treasurer. The name of the bank was later changed to The Farmers Deposit Bank of Pittsburgh. Reuben Miller was also a director of the Exchange Bank with SFF&HC members and relatives Harvey Childs and James W Brown. Miller was also elected to the organizing board of the Mechanics Bank (1855) and upon election, became its first president.
Reuben Miller (2) (born in 1839) was the son of Reuben (1) and Ann L. Miller. He continued in the same line of work as his father, and listed his occupation as a steel maker.
Reuben Miller was a director of the Fidelity Trust Company, serving along with these SFF&HC members: C B Shea, Robert Pitcairn, Frank Semple and James H. Reed. He was a member of the Americus Club (as were many SFF&HC members. Miller served on the Central Board of Education for the Pittsburgh Public Schools and served as its first treasurer. He served as president of the Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce. And he served on the board of Homewood Cemetery. Reuben Miller (2) married Mary L. Fleming. Their children include:
Reuben Miller Jr., (3) a graduate of Yale 1892, married Rachel Larimore (thereby a connection with the Mellon family)
Ruth Lindley Miller
Lois Fleming Miller
Harvey Miller (his children include Harvey Miller, Jr. and Frances Miller)
[One of the daughters of Reuben and Mary Miller became Mrs. Cameron B Waterman of Grosse Pointe MI; their children include Cameron B Waterman Jr., Reuben Miller Waterman and Mary Elizabeth Waterman]
Their summer home was Rockmont, Beaumaris, Lake Muskoka, Ontario.
Here is the household of Reuben and Mary in 1880, or nine years before the Flood:
Marvin Frisbee Scaife was born in 1856, the son of William BorrettScaife (Sept 5, 1812-April 2, 1876) and Mary Frisbee; they were married Dec. 23, 1834.
He became associated with Associated with W. B. Scaife and Sons, a producer of iron products. In 1834 his father had organized the William B. Scaife Company and by the age of 26 he was its sole proprietor. Among other things he invented and produced the prevalent style of Victorian era kitchen range.
Marvin Scaife came from a large family. In addition to his mother Mary, at home in Allegheny in 1880 were four sisters, Cora R (age 40), Mary R (age 37), Alice L (age 34)and Lois E (age 27), as well as brother Walter Bell Scaife (age 21) who was at that time a law student. Also among his siblings but no longer at home: Oliver Perry Scaife (1837-1903), Charles Cook Scaife (born in 1845-1915), William Lucian Scaife (born in 1854; became chairman of the Scaife foundry) and Lauirson L. Scaife (-1926; an attorney of Boston Mass.).
Marvin Scaife graduated from Pittsburgh High School in 1875.
With his brothers, Marvin continued the Scaife family business into its third generation, Jeffrey Scaife having founded it in 1802. In 1888 Marvin was listed along with brothers Oliver and Charles as partners in the business, located at 119 First Avenue, providing structural iron work, roofing, etc.
Marvin F. Scaife married Jennie M Boyle they lived at 3063 Amberson Place in Shadyside in 1920.
Marvin Scaife was a member of the Duquesne Club. He served as vice chairman of the Reception Committee for the Pittsburgh sesqui-centennial celebration, July 4, September 27-October 3, November 25, 1908. He was active in the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society and served as a director of the Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce in 1918-1920.
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Of course now the Scaife and Mellon families are linked through the marriage of Sarah Cordelia Mellon - daughter of Richard B. Mellon and niece of SFF&HC member Andrew W. Mellon - and Alan MageeScaife (1900-1958)* - the grandson of Marvin Scaife's brother Charles Cook Scaife (his parents were James VernerScaifeand Mary Magee). They had two children Cordelia Scaife (May) and Richard Mellon Scaife (owner of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review). During World War II, while Richard and Cordelia's father, Alan Scaife, served in Europe in the OSS, as temporary head of the OSS Secret Intelligence Branch in London, the Scaife family lived in Washington. (Note that SFF&HC member John G A Leishman's grandson Henry B. Hyde was also an OSS officer.)
*August 4, 1958... Died. Alan MageeScaife, 58, Pittsburgh industrialist and serviceman in both world wars, board chairman of Scaife Co., president of the board of trustees of the University of Pittsburgh, fellow of Yale University's Yale Corporation; of a myocardial infarction; in Pittsburgh. Marrying Sarah Mellon of the banking Mellon family, Scaife stayed with his family firm, became a vice president of T. Mellon & Sons, and member of a dozen big corporate boards, was one of the civic leaders who helped carry out the postwar redevelopment of the city's famed Golden Triangle. He wrote the book: Scaife Company, 1802-1952, oldest manufacturing firm west of the Alleghenies; father to son for five generations. 1952.
The next BriefingsDirect thought leader interview explores how digital disruption demands that businesses develop a new ideology of hybrid IT.
We'll hear how such trends as Internet of things (IoT), distributed IT, data sovereignty requirements, and pervasive security concerns are combining to challenge how IT operates. And we'll learn how IT organizations are shifting to become strategists and internal service providers, and how that supports adoption of hybrid IT. We will also delve into how converged and hyper-converged infrastructures (HCI) provide an on-ramp to hybrid cloud strategies and adoption.
The two clashing ideologies that we have are: Either we continue with the technologies that we've been developing (and the skills and processes that we've developed in-house) and push those out to the cloud, or we adopt the alternative ideology. If we think about things such as Microsoft Azure and the forthcoming Azure Stack, which means that those technologies are pulled from the cloud into our on-premise environments. The two opposing ideologies we have are: Do we push out or do we pull in?
The technologies allow us to operate in a true hybrid environment. By that we mean not having isolated islands of innovation anymore. It's not just standing things up in hybrid hyper-scale environments, or clouds, where you have specific skills, resources, teams and tools to manage those things. Moving forward, we want to have consistency in operations, security, and automation. We want to have a single toolset or control plane that we can put across all of our workloads and data, regardless of where they happen to reside.
Gardner: One of the things I encounter, Neil, when I talk to Chief information officers (CIO)s, is their concern that as we move to a hybrid environment, they're going to be left with having the responsibility -- but without the authority to control those different elements. Is there some truth to that?
Thurston: I can certainly see where that viewpoint comes from. A lot of our own customers reflect that viewpoint. We're seeing a lot of organizations, where they may have dabbled and cherry-picked from service management and from practices such as ITIL. We're now seeing more pragmatic IT service management (ITSM) frameworks, such as IT4IT, coming to the fore. These are really more about pushing that responsibility level up the stack.
You're right in that people are becoming more of a supply-chain manager than the actual manager of the hardware, facilities, and everything else within IT. There definitely is a shift toward that, but there are also frameworks coming into play that allow you to deal with that as well.
Gardner: The notion of shadow IT becoming distributed IT was once a very dangerous and worrisome thing. Now, it has to be embraced and perhaps is positive. Why should we view it as positive?
Out of the shadow
Thurston: The term shadow IT is controversial. Within our organization, we prefer to say that the shadow IT users are the digital users of the business. You have traditional IT users, but you also have digital users. I donât really think itâs a shadow IT thing; it's that they're a totally different use-case for service consumption.
But you're right. They definitely need to be serviced by the organizations. They deserve to have the same level of services applied, the same governance, security, and everything else applied to them.
Gardner: It seems that the new ideology of hybrid IT is about getting the right mix and keeping that mix of elements under some sort of control. Maybe it's simply on the basis of management, or an automation framework of some sort, but you allow that to evolve and see what happens. We don't know what this is going to be like in five years.
Thurston: There are two pieces of the puzzle. There's the workload, the actual applications and services, and then there's the data. There is more importance placed on the data. Data is the new commodity, the new cash, in our industry. Data is the thing you want to protect.
The actual workload and service consumption piece is the commodity piece that could be worked out. What you have to do moving forward is protect your data, but you can take more of a brokering approach to the actual workloads. If you can reach that abstraction, then you're fit-for-purpose and moving forward into the hybrid IT world.
Gardner: Itâs almost like we're controlling the meta-processes over that abstraction without necessarily having full control of what goes on at those lower abstractions, but that might not be a bad thing.
Thurston: I have a very quick use-case. A customer of ours for the last five years has been using Amazon Web Services (AWS), and they were getting the feeling they were getting tied into the platform. Their developers over the years had been using more and more of the platform services and they werenât able to make all that code portable and take it elsewhere.
This year, they made the transformation and they've decided to develop against Cloud Foundry, an open Platform as a Service (PaaS). They have instances of Cloud Foundry across Pivotal on AWS, also across IBM Bluemix, and across other cloud providers. So, they're now coding once -- and deploying anywhere for the compute workload side. Then, they have a separate data fabric that regulates the data underneath. There are emerging new architectures that help you to deal with this.
Gardner: It's interesting that you just described an ecosystem approach. You're no longer seeing as many organizations that are supplier âXYZâ shops, where 80 or 90 percent of everything would be one brand name. You just described a highly heterogeneous environment.
Thurston: People have used cloud services, and hyper-scale of cloud services, and have specific use-cases, typically the more temporary types of workloads. Even companies born in the cloud, such as Uber and Netflix, reach those inflection points, where actually going to on-premise was far cheaper. It made compliance to regulations far easier. People are slowly realizing, through what other people are doing -- and also from their own good or bad experiences -- that hybrid IT really is the way forward.
Gardner: And the good news is that if you do bring it back from the cloud or re-factor what you're doing on-premises, there are some fantastic new infrastructure technologies. We are talking about converged infrastructure, hyper-converged infrastructure, software-defined data center (SDDC). At recent HPE Discover events, we've seen more memory-driven computing, and weâre seeing some interesting new powerful speeds and feeds along those lines.
So, on the economics and the price-performance equation, the public cloud is good for certain things, but there's some great attraction to some of these new technologies on-premises. Is that the mix that you are trying to help your clients factor?
Thurston: Absolutely. We're pretty much in parallel with the way that HPE approaches things, with the right mix. We see that in certain industries there's always going to be things like regulated data. Regulated data is really hard to control in a public-cloud space, where you have no real idea where things are. You canât easily order them physically.
Having on-premise provides you with that far easier route to regulation, and todayâs technologies, the hyper-converged platforms, for example, allow us to really condense the footprint. We donât need these massive data centers anymore.
We're working with customers where we have taken 10 or 12 racks worth of legacy classic equipment and with a new hyper-converged, we put in less than two racks worth of equipment. So, the actual operational footprint of facilities cost is much less. It makes it a far more compelling argument for those types of use-cases than using public cloud.
Gardner: Then you can mirror that small footprint data center into a geography, if you need it for compliance requirements, or you could mirror it for reasons of business continuity and backup and recovery. So, there are lots of very interesting choices.
Neil, tell us a little bit about Logicalis. I want to make sure all of our listeners and readers understand who you are and how you fit into helping organizations make these very large strategic decisions.
Cloud-first is not cloud-only Thurston: Logicalis is essentially a digital business enabler. We take technologies across multiple areas and help our customers become digital-ready. We cover a whole breadth of technologies.
I look at the hybrid IT practice, but we also have the more digital-focused parts of our business, such as collaboration and analytics. The hybrid IT side is where we're working with our customers through the pains that they have, through the decisions that they have to make, and very often board-level decisions are made where you have to have a "cloud-first" strategy.
It's unfortunate when that gets interpreted as "cloud-only." There is some process to go through for cloud readiness, because some applications are not going to be fit for the cloud. Some cannot be virtualized; most can, but there are always regulations. Certainly, in Europe at present there is a lot of fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) in the market, and there is a lot of uncertainty around European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR), for example, and overall data protection.
There are a lot of reasons why we have to take a bit more of a factored, measured approach to looking at where workloads and data are best placed moving forward, and the models are that you want to operate in.
Gardner: I think HPE agrees with you. Their strategy is to put more emphasis on things like high performance computing (HPC), the workloads of which won't likely be virtualized, that won't work well in a public cloud, one-size-fits-all environment. It's also factoring in the importance of the edge, even thinking about putting the equivalent of a data center on the edge for demands around information for IoT, and analytics and data requirements there as well as the compute requirements.
What's the relationship between HPE and Logicalis? How do you operate as an alliance or as a partnership?
Thurston: We have a very strong partnership. We have a 15- or 16-year relationship with HPE in the UK. As everyone else did, we started out selling service and storage, but we've taken the journey with HPE and with our customers. The great thing about HPE is that they've always managed to innovate, they have always managed to keep up with the curve, and that's really enabled us to work with our customers and decide what the right technologies are. Today, this allows us to work out the right mix for our customers of on-premise and off-premise equipment,
HPE is ahead of the curve in various technologies in our area, and one of those includes HPE Synergy. We're now talking with a lot of our customers about the next curve thatâs coming with infrastructure-as-code, and how we can leverage what the possible benefits and outcomes will be of enabling that technology.
The on-ramp to that is that we're using hyper-converged technologies to virtualize all the workloads and make them portable, so that we can then abstract them and place them either within platform services or within cloud platforms, as necessary, as dictated by whatever our security policies dictate.
Gardner: Getting back to this ideology of hybrid IT, when you have disparate workloads and you're taking advantage of these benefits of platform choice, location, model and so forth, it seems that we're still confronted with that issue of having the responsibility without the authority. Is there an approach that HPE is taking with management, perhaps thinking about HPE OneView that is anticipating that need and maybe adding some value there?
Thurston: With the HPE toolsets, we're able to set things such as policies. Today, we're at Platform 2.5 really, and the inflection that takes us on to the third platform is the policy automation. This is one part that HPE OneView allows us to do across the board.
Itâs policies on our storage resources, policies on our compute resources, and again, policies on non-technology, so quotas on public cloud, and those types of things. It enables us to leverage the software-defined infrastructure that we have underneath to set the policies that define the operational windows that we want our infrastructure to work in, the decisions itâs allowed to make itself within that, and we'll just let it go. We really want to take IT from "high touch" to "low touch," that we can do today with policy, and potentially, in the future with infrastructure as code, to "no touch."
Gardner: As you say, we are at Platform 2.5, heading rapidly towards Platform 3. Do you have some examples you can point to, customers of yours and HPEâs, and describe how a hybrid IT environment translates into enablement and business benefits and perhaps even economic benefits?
Today, the hybrid environment means that we're wholly virtualized on HPE hyper-converged platform. We've rolled the solutions out across their campus. Where we normally would have had disparate clouds, we now have a single plane controlled by OneView that enables them to balance all the workloads across the whole campus, all of their departments. Itâs bringing them new capabilities, such as agility, so they can now react a lot quicker.
Before, a lot of the departments were coming to them with requirements, but those requirements were taking 12 to 16 weeks to actually fulfill. Now, we can do these things from the technology perspective within hours, and the whole process within days. We're talking a factor of 10 here in reduction of time to actually produce services.
As they say, success breeds success. Once someone sees what the other department is able to do, that generates more questions, more requests, and it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
We're working with them to enable the next phase of this project. That is to leverage the hyper-scale of public clouds, but again, in a more controlled environment. Today, they're used to the platform. Thatâs all embedded in. They are reaping the benefits of that from mainly an agility perspective. From an operational perspective, they are reaping the benefits of vastly reduced system, and more importantly, storage administration.
Storage administrations have had 85 percent savings on their time required to administer the storage by having it wholly virtualized, which is fantastic from their perspective. It means they can concentrate more on developing the next phase, which is embracing or taking this ideology out to the public cloud.
Gardner: Let's look to the future before we wrap this up. What would you like to see, not necessarily from HPE, but what can the vendors, the suppliers, or the public-cloud providers do to help you make that hybrid IT equation work better?
Thurston: A lot of our mainstream customers always think that they're late into adoption, but typically, they're late into adoption because they're waiting to see what becomes either a de-facto standard that is winning in the market, or they're looking for bodies to create standards. Interoperability between platforms and standards is really the key to driving better adoption.
Today with AWS, Azure, etc., there's no real compatibility that we can take from them. We can only abstract things further up. This is why I think platform as a service, things like Cloud Foundry and open platforms will, for those forward thinkers who want to adopt the hybrid IT, become the future platforms of choice.
Gardner: It sounds like what you are asking for is a multi-cloud set of options that actually works and is attainable.
Thurston: Itâs like networking, with Ethernet. We have had a standard, everyone adheres to it, and itâs a commodity. Everyone says public cloud is a commodity. It is, but unfortunately what we donât have is the interoperability of the other standards, such as we find in networking. Thatâs what we need to drive better adoption, moving forward.
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On the afternoon of July 1st, I drove into a changed Mississippi under gray clouds that foretold a fine summer rain. Some 15 hours earlier, at precisely midnight, that state's House Bill 1322 went into effect, allowing for legal existence of that wonderful institution beer lovers in Tennessee have taken for granted for so long: the brewery taproom.
Until that day, the nine breweries in Mississippi could only sell their product through a distributor, on tap through restaurants and bars, and in package. They weren't allowed to sell it onsite, but could offer paid brewery tours that gave away free samples. It was a measly loophole that didn't encourage visitors to hang around and hoist a few.
Now all that has changed. Granted, Mississippi has not been on the cutting edge of the craft beer industry. Only Georgia â despite big, cosmopolitan Atlanta â still doesn't allow on-premise sales at breweries. Back in 2013, Mississippi became the 49th state to allow home brewing. But this is Mississippi, so, all things considered, coming in 49th out of 50 is like winning the silver. (Lucky Town Brewing in Jackson, has released a brew called Old No. 49 Farmhouse Ale to commemorate the "victory.") So it was that Mrs. M and I â under those cloudy skies and with R.E.M. on the stereo â went down to Water Valley, a little Oxford bedroom community. Along with the other eight Mississippi breweries, the Yalobusha Brewing Company was celebrating the long overdue HB1322. Located in what Water Valley calls downtown, Yalobusha has staked out a great spot in the former Hendricks Foundry building, connected to a small coffee shop by an even smaller games arcade. Flanked on either side of the building were food trucks offering tacos and a pizza stand. It's neat.
There, over two great offerings from Yalobusha â its wonderfully named Snopes Pilsner and Blues Trail Farmhouse Ale â was as good a place as any to consider the implications of the three-year political slog it took to pass a law with a lot of economic upside and little to no downside. After all, there are a lot cheaper and quicker ways of getting into drunken foolishness than drinking craft beer at a homegrown brewery. But Mississippi was the first state to pass prohibition and the last to repeal it, so its relationship with alcohol is complicated.
Which has given brewers that much more to celebrate. Theirs is a business with pretty thin margins after everyone involved has taken their bit. The general rule of thumb among the brewers with whom I spoke was that each barrel sold on premise (without a middle man) generates about $1,000 of much-needed revenue. Sell enough of those, and you start making new local hires to deal with the demand.
The legal fight was largely spearheaded by Jackson attorney Matthew McLaughlin, who is also the executive director of the Mississippi Brewers Guild. McLaughlin expects the number of breweries in the state to double over the next 18 to 24 months. "It, in theory, lowers the risk of new products that they [brewers] want to introduce, because they have the opportunity to test in a taproom."
Low-risk testing leads to more innovation, which leads to more products and growth which, politics aside, ought to be pretty straightforwardly a positive outcome. Breweries are embracing their new freedom in different ways. For the moment, Yalobusha is all about the beer, letting the local pizza place and food trucks handle the suds-sopping pub grub aspect.
The Lazy Magnolia Brewery, in Kiln, is adding a small kitchen to its works in order to make it a destination brewpub. If you've never heard of Kiln, Mississippi, don't worry, few have. Apparently, that includes the global satellite communication system. The website offered directions and a helpful warning that if you put their address in GPS, you will get lost.
Which sounds like a road trip I'm just going to have to take.
Sean Michael Ragan is a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. His work has also appeared in ReadyMade, Popular Science, and The Wall Street Journal. He is the co-founder of Foundry.net, a company that helps hardware entrepreneurs design, build, and sell products by connecting them to the tools and services they need to mass-produce goods and grow companies.
There are many advantages to buying guns used. Not only is the price lower, but the selection is more varied. You can often tell the functional quality of the gun by examining wear patterns on it. It is not uncommon for the seller to allow the buyer to shoot the gun. That is the ultimate test, and no NIB gun seller can match it.
Prelude: Make sure the pistol is unloaded. Lock back the slide and check the chamber. Put a finger on top of the magazine follower and across the chamber. Look again. Make sure the pistol is unloaded. During all of this inspection process, keep the muzzle in a safe direction.
#1 Check Originality.
Know what the pistol should look like. Know what the markings on the frame and slide should be and where they should be located. There are many mix master pistols out there, and some are quite good. Essex is not a secret Colt foundry in Area 51 though. Non-original small parts that can be recified do not necessarily lower the price of a pistol, nor do well installed aftermarket parts that work right if the buyer wants that modification. However, they do show that someone has been monkeying around with the pistol, and other inspections should be carried out more stringently. On a collector's piece, they DO lower the value, and should have replacement cost deducted from the price accordingly. We are talking buying shooting pistols here though, not collector's guns.
#2 Check For Damage
The seller should let you field strip the pistol. If he does not, pass on it. Period. There is no reason to refuse this on a used gun except to conceal damage.
Once inside the gun, bring the frame and slide rails up to eye level and check them for straightness like you would a piece of lumber. A bulge on both sides of an area means this gun has suffered a KaBoom. Likewise, run the barrel between your fingers, checking for bulges. Check the bore. Check the barrel and slide lugs for damage and peening. Check the barrel seat for proper fit and signs of impact. Check the breech face and barrel hood for peening. Check the slide for cracks at the beginning of the recoil plug tunnel. Check the frame for cracks at the beginning of the dustcover and the slide stop hole. Some guns with a hole where the rear of the slide stop enters the frame will be cracked in the frame rail above the hole. This is so common that many newer guns have the rail cut out here. A crack in this area is not a cause for alarm in a shooter, but can be a bargaining chip on the price. It is easily repaired by cutting out the crack. Look for signs of an incompetent person using tools inside the pistol. The finish should show normal wear on the rails, breech face, barrel and slide lugs, and other moving parts. Holster wear is OK. In fact, it is a common sign of a gun that works as advertised. Signs of impact from tools, especially around the right slide stop hole are signs of incompetent monkeys with tools in possession of this pistol. A stripped magazine lock screw is a sign of the same.
#3 Check Functions
The slide should pull back easily, without any change in resistance along the length of it's travel. It should lock back quickly and positively with the magazine inserted. Try this both with and without the magazine checking for smoothness of travel.
A Wilson Combat or genuine Colt magazine should insert and lock positively, and fall free upon release, without resistance. It should not rattle in the gun. You may want to bring your own along for this check, as used guns are often sold with cheapo magazines. If the gun has an extended ejector, the magazine should not touch it when inserted.
Ask if it is OK to release the slide from slide lock. This will not harm a 1911 if not done over and over. If it is OK with the owner, remove the magazine with the pistol at slide lock. Place your left thumb on the slide lock and release the slide. The hammer should not follow the slide. Check this one more time. Then, with the hammer still cocked and your finger off the trigger, try to push it off the sear. If the hammer falls in any of these instances, the gun is not safe to load with live ammo until repaired. If the seller balks at this test, pull a snap cap out of you pocket to perform it with. The test will not be as stringent with a snap cap, but if the gun fails with a snap cap, it will certainly fail without one. If the seller balks at the use of a snap cap for the test, pass on the gun.
The thumb safety should snick on and off without resistance in either direction with the hammer cocked. The hammer should not move when engaging the thumb safety. Once engaged, press on the trigger a couple of times with the grip safety depressed. Then raise the rear of the pistol up to your ear and slowly pull back on the hammer. Listen for a little tink sound. If you hear this sound, the thumb safety is allowing the sear to move on the hammer hooks while engaged. Replacement of the thumb safety or sear will be in order.
The grip safety should not allow the trigger to be moved when not depressed. When depressed, it should offer no resistance to the trigger. Depress the grip safety, pull the trigger back and hold it. Release the grip safety. Then release the trigger. The trigger and grip safety should both pop back out quickly and smoothly.
With the hammer cocked and thumb safety off, use your weak hand to hold the slide about 1/8 inch out of battery while pulling the trigger. The hammer should not fall. If it does, the disconnector is worn or monkeyed with, and you may be holding a full auto 1911.
Ask to dry fire the gun. The trigger should release the hammer at a poundage suitable for your likes or greater. Greater poundage than required can be reduced without parts replacement. Making a light trigger heavier often involves new parts. The trigger should be smooth throughout it's travel, and the sear should break cleanly. Once dry fired, lock the slide back and take a look at the breechface. The firing pin should be retracted.
Insert a Bic-Stick type ball point pen into the barrel, plastic end first. Cock and drop the hammer with the barrel pointed straight up. The pen should fly out of the gun at least two feet. Any less is a sign of a weak mainspring, or a sign of firing pin damage.
#4 Check Fittment
On some pistols, such as a Colt, some lateral movement of the slide in battery is acceptable. Unless it is a match grade top of the line gunsmithed pistol, it is expected. The pistol may rattle a bit if shook vigorously from side to side and still be accurate. Other pistols, such as a Les Baer are expected to lock up tighter than Fort Knox.
The rear of the slide should blend smoothly into the frame. Neither the ejector nor the extractor should be above or below the surface. The trigger should not flop around sloppily in it's track. The magazine release should be flush on the right side with a magazine inserted.
Many people evaluate barrel lock-up by pressing on the barrel hood in battery. Movement is considered to be bad. While a firm lock-up is nice, of greater importance is whether the barrel returns to the same location with each slide cycle. The muzzle end of the barrel should not move within the bushing. The slide should not have wear on the muzzle end that passes into the dustcover on recoil.
#5 Evaluating Modifications
If the pistol has any modifications, they should be well done. I look at the fit of aftermarket grip safeties, especially the way the lines of the pistol was blended into the line of the grip safety. If the rear of the frame has humps in it where it was blended, the gunsmith did not have an eye for quality. The gap between grip safety and frame should be no greater than the thickness of a piece of paper. The grip safety should not rub on either side of the frame.
If it has an aftermarket bushing, I remove it and check that for fit too. A correctly fit bushing should not require a bushing wrench for removal. It should not require a hammer for installation.
Aftermarket extended thumb safeties should snick on and off without mushiness or resistance. I check the underside of the left side of the slide to see if the thumb safety has been battering it. The apex of the thumb safety should be at least 1mm below the slide at rest.
An aftermarket barrel should have no peening on the hood, or the lugs. The slide of such a gun as well as the frame should be checked as well. A well fitted, quality aftermarket barrel (assuming good rifling) is always a plus for me.
Look at the sights. Quality sights with a professional installation are a big plus for me. Sights that look like Bubba bought them on sale at a gun show and installed them with a rock are not. Adjustable sights that are off center make me wonder why.
A refinished gun is not necessarly an indicator of a worn out gun. Many pistols are refinished after customization is completed. Some finishes, such as hard chrome enhance the durability of the gun. Others like a home baked Gun Kote job may not last long. One thing to consider is that a refinish (assuming it's not 24 kt. gold) should never add to the cost of the gun, but a bad refinish can subtract from it. A good finish is expected. The same applies to grips. If the price is being jacked up because of them, ask to buy the gun without them, unless they are factory ivory. If you want them, and they are not ivory, they should not add to the price of the gun. Ugly or dinged up grips subtract from the price.
A non-original full length guide rod and an extended slide stop are red flags to me. They tell me the last owner did not understand this pistol very well. Conversely, a pistol that came with a FLGR but now presents with a GI set-up tells me the last owner knew the gun. Known cheapo aftermarket parts (they are easy to spot) tell me the last owner had a ghetto mentality about the gun.
Often I will be told "This gun was done by (insert name of reknowned 'smith")". It pays to be able to recognize quality work, and to know what different people's work often looks like. Suffice to say, a gun that has passed through a reknowned gunsmith's hands should have an appearance and function several degrees above what the factory puts out, regardless of who makes the gun. It should NEVER look worse than a top of the line gun. These men do not put out trash. Many less than stellar gunsmiths do. Which brings us to item #5.
#5b Spotting Incompetent Work
People love to fiddle with a 1911. It's hard not to. It looks so easy. It's not. It is easier to screw up a 1911 than to "improve" one.
The first thing that jumps out at me is buggered up grip screws. If a man cannot use a screwdriver, he is not mechanically equipped to open up a 1911. 'nuff said.
Next I look at the feed ramp with the slide locked back. There should be about a 2mm step between the bottom of the barrel and the top of the feed ramp on a Government Model. Incompetent gun hacks love to take a Dremel to the feed ramp of 1911's. If this step is not present, the gun will never feed ammo properly, and it cannot be repaired for less than the cost of a frame replacement.
I look at lowered ejection ports for the straightness of the lines. The scallop behind the ejection port should have smooth edges and be in the right place.
I look at the sights for signs of heavy handed handiwork. Punch marks around the sights and the slide stop hole, as well as stripped mag release screws and pins inserted backwards are red flags.
#6 Shooting the Pistol
One of the advantages of buying used is the ability to test fire the gun without lowering it's value in the marketplace Many sellers will allow you to fire their gun if they percieve you as a serious buyer. It never hurts to ask. Offer the owner a "test target" to help him in his sale if you do not buy. Expect to buy the ammo, and no +P ammo. No reloads from your Brother-in-Law Bernie. Only clean factory ammo, and some JHP if it's a defensive weapon. Somewhere between 50 and 100 rounds. Buy the ammo from the seller if he is a dealer. If he will only let you shoot one magazine "out back" make it your preferred JHP and try your darndest to create a jam. Offer to clean the gun when you are done. The combination of a high dollar guaranteed ammo sale, a decent test target, and a clean gun is often to much to resist if the seller trusts you. Heck, invite him along to shoot your prize Python while he waits.
Once at the range, I first load three rounds of JHP and shoot them to see if I get hammer follow or a full auto effect. I do this twice, at different speeds.
Then I load a magazine full of JHP and empty it into a target as fast as I can with a limp wrist. For once, I do not care about groups. I am trying to jam the gun. I note where the empties fly. I pick one or two up and check them for centered primer strikes and dents in the case. Then I load up another magazine with JHP and do the same limp wrist procedure, except this time holding the pistol upside down. I do this often enough that the Range Officer knows I am in a buying mood.
I try to fire the pistol with the thumb safety engaged. I try to fire it with the grip safety released. I allow my thumb to ride the slide to see if I can initiate a malfunction.
If the pistol continues to work as advertised, I load up some target rounds and shoot for accuracy. I am not a bullseye shooter, so I usually shoot from sandbags at 15 yards. As long as the pistol performs better than me, I figure it is accurate enough. I shoot several groups of five rounds, and compare consistency as well as accuracy. I try to eliminate any of my own shortcomings from the equation.
If the pistol has no failures, I clean it, and get to re-examine the interior, but this time with the advantage of fresh soot and cleaning fluid. If the job is done carefully, it can reveal damage that is invisible to the naked eye. Liquified soot will travel right to a crack. A piece of cloth dragged over a part can snag on a burr the finger can not feel.
Finally, let me say that the price of the gun should be agreed on at the counter, before the test fire. You should never use the test fire as a bargaining chip to lower the price. If you do that, the seller will likely never allow you to test fire a gun again, and you might like the next gun even more. The test fire should be seen only as a means to eliminate a potential problem gun before a transfer of ownership. You should only request a test fire if you are prepared to buy right then. If you find a problem that eliminates the gun, explain what you found in good humor. Above all, do not become hostile, but do not waver. If the owner offers a lower price, consider it and take it if you like, but never, never, make him think you are trying to get him to lower the price. At the range, a change in price should always be the seller's option. One more thing, if the seller has gone this far to sell you a gun, he deserves your loyalty. He is an honest seller, the type all gun buyers look for. The ability to buy a gun you have shot first is valuable. It is a valuable consideration when you are haggling at his counter. Don't forget that.
Canada Blower Co. offers different types of Industrial Make-Up Air Systems for larger industrial plants ventilation needs.
Negative Air Pressure in industrial manufacturing facilities can create problems such as:
- Exhaust fans losing performance, as the building pressure becomes negative.
- Pilot light outages and exhaust system failure on natural draft gas equipment.
- Cold air drafts and infiltration of dirt and contamination from outside.
- Difficulty opening or closing exterior doors.
Headaches and nausea among personnel due to inadequate ventilation. In temperate climates or during mild weather, moderate amounts of make-up air can be supplied by simply opening windows or overhead doors. However, this is usually not the case in industrial and commercial facilities. Forced ventilation Make-up air is required.
Direct Gas-Fired Make-up Air Units supply tempered and filtered air to the indoor environment. In summer, a direct-fired unit may be used as an air handler, with the heater disabled. By adding a DX or evaporative cooling section to the unit, it may be used to supply conditioned air year round.
Make-Up Air Applications:
There are three general applications for Make-Up Air Units:
- Direct Compensating Ventilation
- General Area Ventilation
- Door Heating
Direct Compensating Ventilation.
Conditioned Air is Delivered to the Immediate Vicinity of Exhaust. This is the case for welding fume extractors, stovetop exhaust hoods, paint booths, or similar applications.
General Area Ventilation.
Heated Air is introduced at open doors to warm incoming air or compensate for loss. Heater may also be used as part of an air-door system.
While there are no facts and figures to show how many buildings in the United States provide the correct amount of makeup air, it can be surmised that there are probably a great many that do not have sufficient makeup air. And there's no one solution that is available for every building. Each building must be analyzed with a careful air balance calculation and evaluated based on the diversity of sources of exhaust air and infiltration.
Make-Up Air Volume Requirements:
The recommended method for calculating Make-up Air Volume is to determine the total CFM capacity of exhaust fans, blowers, stacks, etc. in the building and add 10%. This will create a positive pressure in the building.
When information is not available, the following estimates may be used to determine approximate requirements:
- Paint / Spray Booth: 100 to 200 CFM per sq. ft. of face opening.
- Oven Exhaust: One air change per minute.
- Fume Exhaust: Area of Pipe (in square feet) x velocity (3,000 feet/min average) = CFM.
- Roof Ventilator: same as Fume Exhaust.
- Canopy Hoods: 100 to 300 CFM per square foot of hood open area.
While waiting for the polyfilla to cure on the bases of my Gotham City police officers, I began work on converting two 28mm figures and a 4-wheel wagon. See below pictures.
Meet Doctor Grimsdale and his 'nurse'/daughter, Emmanuelle.
The Doctor is a conversion of a Great Escape Games' Old West doctor miniature. Emmanuelle is simply a stock miniature from Foundry's Old West range. The horse is Colonel Bills. The cart is a cut-down and converted wagon by 4Ground. The cart is still a WIP.
I wont give the game away just yet as to what I'll be using them for. Except to say that I've also made an order from Colonel Bills (collecting on Tuesday) for a chunk of miniatures so I can field a full force in this new project for myself. Possibly resulting in quite a few conversions using the old green stuff. Good practice at sculpting if nowt else.
The Superhero group is all now cleaned. Glued. Pollyfilla covered bases. Just needs to be tidied up. PVA glue coated (the pollyfilla, to help seal it for painting). Then painted.
I honestly don't know when I'll get to paint anything, however. As the attic paint room is a mess. And I mean totally upside down. Possibly I'll need to relocate to the kitchen table until I get everything tidied away and sorted.
"Although Capucine defies traditional categorization, it sits in a genre we are drawn to as users of type: a face with distinct personality able to straddle the worlds of both text and display with ease. In this context it should come as no surprise that its designer was born and raised in France, a country whose type history is rich with successful instances of such attempts. From Auriol and Grasset â typefaces that became symbolic of the Art Nouveau style â to the iconic designs of Roger Excoffon in the 1950s and 60s, French type designers have often tried to fulfill the requirements of efficient text setting while retaining a gestural quality. Like many of its French predecessors, Capucine is driven by the eye rather than geometrical dogma, bringing a warmth and liveliness to the page."
Brighton based designers Anthony Sheret and Edd Harrington have recently launched their specimen catalogue to accompany the release of AperÃ§u, the latest font to come out of their font foundry, Colophon.
Do you suspect that your husband or wife is cheating on you? Then you need to know how to catch a cheating spouse.If you think that your spouse is being unfaithful, you should be looking for confirmation. Before you take steps to start spying on your spouse or before you decide to hire the services of a costly private investigator, read the signs below to see if your spouse may truly be cheating on you.
1 – A Change in Physical Appearance
Men and women who cheat often want to impress or entice the individual they are having inappropriate relations with. When doing so, they often change or improve their appearance. They may take special care when they are going out to work or meet friends. If your spouse starts paying more attention to their weight or buys new clothes, they may be having an affair.
2 – Distance or Lack of Communication
Until you recently started noticing a problem, how was your communication with your spouse? If your spouse has recently stopped talking to you or distanced themselves from you at home, there is a good chance that they may be cheating on you. This is because they may be afraid of making a mistake and talking about their affair or they may already be discussing their problems with someone else.
3 – They Constantly Work Late
Depending on your spouse and his or her career, they really may have to work late. With that said, be on the lookout for changes and use your best judgment. Has your husband or wife all of a sudden started working late? In terms of using your best judgment, know what careers often call for late nights, such as lawyers, doctors, and so forth.
4 – They Spend Too Much Time with Friends
Spending time with friends does not always means they are cheating. In fact, healthy relationships also depend on solid friendships. With that said, be sure to use your common sense. Look for the appearance of new friends or an increased amount of time. Has your husband or wife gone from spending one night a week with friends to three or more?
5 – You Don’t Know Where They Are
When you are married, there is never really any reason why you shouldn’t know where your spouse is, especially late at night or for long periods of time. If you do not know, chances are your spouse is cheating. When they arrive home, they better have a good reason for being late or not letting you know where they were.
6 – You Hear Rumors
Many men and women are not careful about cheating. This often involves them telling someone or someone seeing them out on a date. In these types of situations, people often talk. Listen to what you hear. If people are telling you that your spouse is cheating, it might be time to start listening.
7 – Less Sex
Has your relationship recently become sex-free or has the sex that you do have decreased in intensity and in frequency? If so, there is a good chance that your spouse is cheating on you. Men and women who get sex elsewhere don’t always need to have it again when they return home.
8 – You Are Accused of Cheating
In today’s society, cheating is a major concern. If your spouse accuses you of cheating, have you been displaying behavior that may lead them to that conclusion? If you haven’t, there is a good chance that they are accusing you of cheating to make themselves feel less guilty.
9 – Hearing the Phrase “We are Just Friends”
The “just friends,” phrase is a big sign of a cheater. As with all other friendships, it is important to use your best judgment. Is the friend of the opposite sex and is a newly acquired friend? If so, something may be happening.
10 – A Bad Feeling
Bad feelings are not something that should be easily dismissed. If you have reason to believe that your husband or wife is cheating, they may be. If you do not want to be in a relationship with a cheater, it is important for you to follow your heart. Take additional steps to see if they are truly cheating. This may involve hiring a private investigator or spying.
So what is the situation today with stopping smoking? You may know it quite well but it’s worth recapping because we’ll come back to this time and time again.
These days, many people give up using willpower. Almost immediately after stopping, they are “dieing” for a cigarette. You know the deal - it can’t be done at any old time, you need to prepare for the inevitable struggle that is coming up so you set a date and psyche yourself up. Then you stop and celebrate and hope you can get through the bad days ahead. Everyone tells you it will get better but it seems a mystery to you.
Maybe you even use some “medicine” to help you. It must be good, right? Because the doctor recommends it then it must be good for you? Especially patches, they really help. You just slap a patch on and no cravings. Wow, this is really great! Imagine stopping smoking and with the help of the great drug companies and the medical profession, you can do it without wanting another cigarette, well at least until you take off those dreaded patches anyway!
And you will sink deeper and deeper into a comfortable feeling of success because you will soon know what it takes to make it.
But, first things first. This article, in part, is an extension of how to make internet marketing work for you.
You may or may not have already begun to do a little research on the subject.
What I want to do here is give you a brief refresher course (if your business is already off the ground) or a quick introduction (if you don't know where to begin).
Your successes in affiliate internet marketing consists of mastering 5 critical qualities. Think of it as a way to organize the process of internet marketing.
Marketers from all walks of life have told me this formula is RIGHT ON THE MONEY. So let's go over it and be sure you have it down packed.
First Quality: An Overwhelming Amount Of Ambition
Your ambition, or your wanting to learn more about affiliate internet marketing, is more than shot in the dark.
You have to know EXACTLY what you want to accomplish as an affiliate marketer. You can't create an affiliate internet marketing business unless you have true ambition.
You have to be honest with where you are.
By knowing exactly what you want and combining that with the power of ambition - you will be filled with a ferocious momentum.
And, I'll tell you something else - momentum is POWER.
Second Quality: Giving It All You Got
Are you willing to put in a considerable amount of time and effort to grow your online business?
Some internet marketers do. Most of the people who sign up for affiliate programs are looking for a shortcut to igniting their affiliate internet marketing business.
You'll have to be prepared to burn the midnight oil to really see a boost in your income.
And, listen my friend; time and effort are a key component for success.
Third Quality: The Power Of Determination
EVERY ounce of determination is necessary for your growth as an affiliate internet marketer. You have the edge, the ultimate advantage. So push yourself to go beyond your limitations and break free of your fears. Have the guts to do extraordinary things.
Fourth Quality: A Little Self Discipline Goes A Long, Long Way
If you want your business to survive you'll have to harness the internal force of self-discipline in order to reach your goals.
I want to invite you my friend to focus on doing SPECIFIC things every day to put cash in your pocket. The goal here is ACTION. Plain and simple.
Fifth Quality: Be Optimistic NOT Pessimistic
Get this: A negative attitude can choke the life out of your business. Here's the thing - begin to see the lesson in every obstacle that's going to come your way. I promise you, if you get this little habit, your online business will move steadily forward instead of taking two steps backward.
As this article comes to an end, you realize that to have a bright future in your affiliate internet marketing business, you must embrace certain qualities in order to get your foot in the door.
You can learn how to use your energy in a positive way, can't you? Leave no stone unturned.
As you bang your head up against a brick wall, wondering how to make your computer faster, you realize there's more to it than meets the eye.
It's easier than you think. I'll give you a clue: It's located right at your fingertips.
The key to learning how to make computer faster is cleaning up its drives.
First things first, spend a few minutes deleting any program you rarely use. Surprisingly enough, there could be programs on your system you never use that are taking up a ton of space.
Delete these programs and free up space on your hard drive. Here' how:
From the start menu click the 'control panel' and double click on program and features. In a just a few seconds you'll be faced with a list of programs and features.
Right off the bat you'll discover some programs you'd forgotten about. Simply highlight a program you are not using anymore.
Almost immediately you'll see a button prompting you to uninstall. Now, all you have to do is follow what the computer tells you.
Check and recheck the list to make sure you haven't missed anything. Send those files to your recycle bin and empty it.
But wait, there's more, lots more to learning how to make computer faster.
Turn your attention your "c" drive. Because, as you might have guessed, you'll need to delete every single file that you no longer need.
If you want to make your computer fast, open up program like MS Word, PowerPoint, paint, notepad, etc. Keep your eyes open for any saved files you are not using or that have already served a purpose.
All you have to do is right click on the file name and scroll down to delete.
Listen, this is no joke...you really have to search high and low for files that are taking up precious space on your hard drive.
Heck, if you've had your computer for a long time your system could be bogged down with files that date back several years.
Okay, once you feel confident that you've gotten rid of the files you no longer need, empty your recycling bin and permanently delete the files you've discovered are no longer necessary for your system.
Shockingly simple isn't it?
As you are finishing up this article revealing how to make your computer faster, you feel excited to know that the solution is clear.
Delete the files you no longer use. Empty your recycle bin. Restart your computer...and SMILE because you are reaping the reward of a thing well done.
Wouldn't it be amazing if the fastest way to build muscle fell into your lap today? Can you imagine getting started with ease and enjoying results within the next 30 days?
With each word you read you feel more and more amazed at how quickly you can understand and implements these phenomenal ways to build muscle fast.
Here are all the disadvantages of NOT trying to build muscle fast:
Excess fat in more places than you care to mention. · Bone density decreases over time. · Sleeping patterns get more and more out of whack as the days roll by.
Surprisingly enough, getting on board with the fastest way to build muscle will point you in the right direction along with improving your overall health.
Now here are some ways to help you perfect, polish and strengthen your muscles. Apply these tools and you'll build muscle that STRENGTHENS, TONES, and SCULPTS!
1. The Program. The fastest way to build muscle requires you to come full circle with a PLAN that clearly lays out which exercises you will do on which days.
Mix it up a little by including exercise that focus on certain muscles as well as working to build muscle fast with exercises that work several muscles at once.
2. Good Form. In short, the fastest way to build muscle means doing whatever you have to do to learn the proper way to do each exercise in your program.
Seriously, I'm not kidding around...make it point to learn each exercise slowly while using lightweights. Remember, to build muscle you want to focus your attention of the muscle not on momentum.
Be steady. Be controlled. Take it slow. I promise, the results you get from these ways to build muscle fast will astound you.
3. Stress The Muscle. As you might have guessed, to start the ball rolling in the muscle building process, you have to stress the muscle.
You are aiming for exhaustion. Your muscle should be completely exhausted during the final rep of your final set. If you discover that your muscles are too tired and you start to lose form before your last rep - you are probably using too much weight.
4. Monitor What You Eat. One of the surefire ways to build muscle fat includes giving up junk food and only putting into your body foods that are good for it.
Turn your attention to complex carbs and protein such as egg whites and low fat yogurt.
Bite the bullet and stay away from sugary white processed foods.
Eat at no more than six small meals during the day. This small change will provide your body with a steady supply of fuel to build muscle.
5. Switch It Up. A good rule of thumb is around every four to six weeks you change up your routine. You see your body will adapt to stress.
When that happens, you'll hit a plateau and like it or not, the benefits of weight training will begin to fade away. To put a stop to this, increase the weight size and change exercises.
Remember, the fastest way to build muscle means using every tip included in this article to your advantage. The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself. For a complete guide visit the links below to discover the experts guide to building muscle fast.
In recent years, a lot of attention has been given to how to detox your body, also known as cleansing. In these days the topic is so popular that you may have hear d of it before. While some individuals may jump right on the detox bandwagon, you may be looking for more information. For example, what reasons call for a detox diet? Continue reading on to find out.
1 - Drug or Alcohol Dependency
A dependency on drugs or alcohol is the biggest reason why you could benefit from detoxification. Unfortunately, this detoxification is recommended under the care of a medical professional. Withdrawal symptoms can be severe for many.
Although drug and alcohol dependencies are common reasons for detoxification, very few individuals fit into this category. If you only enjoy a glass of wine or a beer from time to time, you are likely classified as a social drinker, not an alcoholic.
2 - Lack of Energy
Millions of Americans suffer from a lack of energy or feeling lethargic. There are many reasons for this, one of which is deprivation of sleep. Another reason could be a medical condition. For example, some thyroid conditions can leave you feeling fatigued and without energy. People who suffer anemia also feel extremely tired and weak. Once these issues have been ruled out, it is time for a body cleanse or body detox.
Many of the foods and drinks we consume are ridden with unnatural chemicals and other additives and conservatives. By many standards, they are safe, but it is their accumulation that needs to be considered. Even healthy bodies do not fully expel all toxins and harmful build up of them; this is why a cleanse is advised. When your body starts to feel like new from the inside, you will notice a significant change in your energy levels.
3 - Skin Problems
The buildup of toxins in the human body not only impacts energy levels and our internal organs, but the skin as well. Some individuals with acne problems have tried various different forms of over-the-counter medications without success. However, many of those same individuals noticed an improvement in their skin with a full body cleanse.
While on a full body detox, many fast or consume all-natural foods. If you are looking to improve the overall appearance of your skin, you can go a step farther. Switch to organic or natural skincare products, including lotions, creams, shampoos, and soaps.
4 - The Consumption of Unnatural Foods
When it comes to unnatural foods, there is some confusion. Many view unnatural or processed food as safe. Since there are millions of foods currently available for sale in department stores and grocery stores, these products are often viewed as safe. Yes, technically they are, but many are full with unnatural chemicals and additives. Some of these stay and buildup inside our bodies. That is why a body detox or cleanse is recommended.
An easy way to cleanse your body, without fasting, involves consuming all-natural, organic foods. Some recommend doing so for a week to a month. On that same note, after a detox, your body is clean and "pure," again. So, it is advised that you be careful with what you resume consuming, otherwise the buildup process will begin again. 5 - It Is Easy
Many are surprised to learn how easy and affordable it is to cleanse the body. Since it is easy to cleanse or detox your body, why not at least give it a try?
As previously stated, eating organic foods for an extended period of time can help to cleanse or detoxify your body. That is the easiest approach to take, but there are other options. Popular ways to detoxify the body include water fasting, juice fasting, and the Master Cleanse. Since you have many options to choose from, choose the option that is the easiest and most comfortable for you.
In short, there are many reasons why a body cleanse or detox is recommended. Whatever the reason for cleansing, you will be happy with the results. Discover what the 10 day detox can do for you. Those results should include healthier skin, more energy, and a slight weight loss. So, what are you waiting for? Get started today!
Credit may seem like a trifle and fickle thing, but it can be demystified and used to how to improve your credit score. Credit is when you borrow money against your own name in order to make payments on an item of high price or value.
The highest forms of borrowing are often vehicles and homes, though jewelry, electronics, recreational vehicles and many other items are available on credit, even furnishings and home goods can be bought on credit.
With the expansion of credit over the past few decades stores have cropped up their own store credit cards that you can use to purchase items in their stores and on their web sites on credit.
The positive of credit is the ability to finance something you can not immediately afford and the option to build a solid credit rating, or name, for yourself for future borrowing power for the larger items like a house, which for 98% of people requires a loan. This borrowing power can also be extremely useful in the time of emergency when funds are low due to job loss, medical problems, injury, catastrophe or a death of an income earner. Borrowing allows people to get through these tough times without sacrificing their quality of life.
The negative aspect of credit is that it has allowed people to live outside their means and every day millions of people find themselves further in debt. While, this funds credit card companies, it can bring great hardship to those experiencing high levels of debt. Credit, when used wisely, can offer opportunities where there are none and help you find a greater level of borrowing in the future and help during a present situation, but when used unwisely can push you into a worse financial situation and negatively affect your future borrowing power.
When you turn eighteen it seems that every bank and financial institution in the country suddenly has your personal information and wants to offer you "free money", this is a dangerous time and you should avoid a good majority of these offers. It is wise to open one account, but only charge during a month what you are able to pay off completely before the due date. One or two open revolving accounts that are constantly in good standing offer a great way to build good credit. This can also be used when someone is bouncing back from bad credit or a bankruptcy, but can also be a slippery slope if you have not broken your bad spending habits.
Your credit report offers a reporting mechanism through three major agencies (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion) that gathers account, financial and personal information about you from the creditors and bills you have to form together a credit rating and thus a credit score that represents your ability to pay debt, your timeliness in paying your bills and how often you move or change jobs. While, much of this information may not seem connected it is all used to gauge whether or not you are a person worthy of credit, a job or even renting an apartment to. So, it's vitally important to set a good credit rating and practices from the start as credit impacts you your entire life. For some bad credit and financial practices can lead to a bankruptcy which allows the debtor to wipe their debt clean, except for a few different areas (like school loans, taxes due and others) and start over. While, this may seem like a dream to many, it sets you back and means you not only have a note on your credit report showing the bankruptcy and your inability to pay any of your bills, but now you have essentially no credit and have to start over as if you were eighteen again.
Regardless of how you choose to handle your credit and your potential borrowing power, it's important to take the time to understand the credit rating and reporting process, not to mention the staying power they both have. Credit ratings, scores and reports are essential to the quality of life and options available to individuals and can have a direct effect on your status or level of success throughout your life. If you are suffering from a poor credit rating and high interest repayments then now is the time to learn improve your credit score Take the time to understand these things and work to set your self up for better financial success. Improve your credit score and get lower interest payments on your loans, click the links below to improve your financial situation today.
I'm working on a typeface this quarter for a school class and need some critique from you type experts. The name of my typeface is "1800 Something" because it was Inspired by the âFranklin TYPE Foundry - Book of Specimens Edition of 1889â. The goal with this font was to use characteristics of 1800 typefaces and make them relevant again for type nerds alike. Basically i'm looking for any critique but I am specifically concerned with my drop shadow alternates, how can I make the drop shadow less illustrator stroke looking, it feels too blocky.
We're totally stoked to hear that one of our favorite graphic novels, Scott Pilgrim, is going to be turned into a film! First thoughts were "Ah, man!" (in a bad way) because we read that they weren't going to animate the film, but then we looked at who was going to play Scott Pilgrim, and our reaction was "Hell yeah!". So who is going to play Scott, Michael Cera!
photo from: comicfoundry.com
On his website, Bryan Lee O'Malley, creator of Scott Pilgrim, has told everyone not to get too crazy yet because filming hasn't even begun. But to nerds like us, there is much to be excited about! For those of you that aren't familiar with this series of graphic novels, the story revolves around 23 year old Scott Pilgrim, his rock band, roommates, and his relationship with dream girl Ramona Flowers. The series is up to volume 4 now, so go grab your copies and catch up! They're fast reads because they're so entertaining and hilarious. Kinda makes you want to be an irresponsible young adult again. There's a great article/interview for more of the story behind Scott Pilgrim here. Â
PT Barata Indonesia (Persero) mengalami beberapa tahapan transformasi sejak berdiri. Berawal dari cikal bakal Perseroan âNV BRAATâ pada tahun 1924 hingga saat ini telah terjadi perubahan-perubahan yang cukup signifikan namun masih memiliki benang merah bidang usaha yang menjadi unggulan bagi Perseroan.
PT. Barata Indonesia (Persero) salah satu perusahaan BUMN yang bergerak di bidang Engineering Procurement & Construction (EPC), Manufacturing dan Foundry membutuhkan Professional Muda untuk ditempatkan di Kantor Pusat Gresik dan Kantor Cabang (Tegal, Cilegon, Jakarta dan Medan), dengan posisi :
Lowongan D3/S1 Terbaru PT Barata Indonesia (Persero)
1. FINANCE & ACCOUNTING STAFF â Kode Jabatan : FA - S1 Akuntansi , S1 Manajemen Keuangan atau D3 Perpajakan - Memahami Flow Proses Keuangan & Akuntansi - Memahami Penyusunan budget & laporan keuangan - Diutamakan memiliki pengalaman di bidang akuntansi / keuangan.
2. AUDITOR STAFF â kode Jabatan : AU - S1 Akuntansi - Mengerti program database keuangan - Memahami penyusunan budget & laporan keuangan - Memahami perpajakan & manajemen keuangan - Memiliki pengalaman di Kantor Akuntan Publik (KAP) atau memiliki pengalaman sebagai internal auditor minimal 1 tahun - Memiliki kemampuan analisa yang tinggi & memahami teknik audit
3. PUBLIC RELATION STAFF â Kode Jabatan : PR - S1 Public Relation, S1 Manajemen & S1 Ilmu Komunikasi - Memiliki kemampuan komunikasi & interpersonal skill yang baik - Percaya diri berpenampilan menarik (good looking & fashionable) - diutamakan berpengalaman di bidang public relation atau marketing communication - Menguasai Bahasa Inggris aktif
4. HUMAN RESOURCES STAFF â Kode Jabatan : HRD - D3 Manajemen SDM & D3 Manajemen Umum - Memiliki pengetahuan tentang sistem dan administrasi HRD - Aktif kreatif dan memahami area kerja bidang HRD - Memahami sistem rekrutmen, training & pengembangan SDM - Memahami Organizational Development - Memahami undang â undang ketenagakerjaan & Hubungan Industrial - Diutamakan berpengalaman di administrasi HRD minimal 1 tahun
5. LEGAL STAFF â Kode Jabatan : LG - S1 hukum - Mengerti dan memahami undang â undang ketenagakerjaan - Mengerti dan memahami masalag legalitas dan hubungan iindustrial (khususnya di bidang industri, jasa & konstruksi) - Mampu membuat opini hukum, draft perjanjian serta review kontrak yang berhubungan dengan bisnis perusahaan - Menguasai Bahasa Inggris secara lisan maupun tulisan - Berpengalaman di bidang Legal minimal 1 tahun
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Deadline 25 Agustus 2016
Firefighters Bachelor Auction Hits the Stage for a Fabulous Evening
Written & Photographs by Nikki Artale
Las Vegas Firefighters held their 17th Annual Bachelors Auction on June 9, 2017 inside the Foundry at the SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. Proceeds from the Bachelor Auction will support the Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation to fund six childrenâs camps ranging from Camp Beyond the Scars and family camps. A dozen bachelors were representing fire companies from Las Vegas and they were among the fit and handsome men that took part in the auction. www.theburnfoundation.org
The evening began with the firefighters giving out a rose and a glass of champagne to each woman that entered the room. Our firefighter Heroes mingled with all the ladies and lots of pictures were taken and the ladies started to single out the men they would be bidding on.
Master of Ceremonies Scotty Allen got the ladies excited when he announced that the Firefighters would go into the audience and give out Kisses, but to the surprise of everyone they handed out chocolate kisses. Everyone loves chocolate.
The night started out with entertainment by Aussie Heat who added more eye candy with their amazing dance moves. They are all super talented and awesome.
The firefighters were paired off with prize packages that included LV show tickets, dinners, helicopter rides, $500 gift certificates, a Five Night trip to Mexico, Golf, spa treatments and much more. Two Firehouse Dinner were auctioned off to six lucky ladies for $7500 each. That will be such an exciting dinner for everyone.
Upon introduction the firefighters put on a show as they came off the stage and mingled in the audience, a la Magic Mike and they tore their shirts off. Guess whatâ¦â¦â¦..I got one of the T-shirts.
It was a fabulous night and all the children will benefit by the thousands of dollars they will receive from our âHeroes the firefighters of Las Vegasâ