Tifiamo Scaramouche!        
Tifiamo Scaramouche è una raccolta di racconti in quattro volumi che possono essere scaricati liberamente in formato PDF dal sito dei Wu Ming. Si tratta di una fan fiction derivante da L'armata dei sonnambuli, l'ultimo romanzo storico del collettivo uscito nel 2014.

A curare la raccolta è stato Simone Scaffidi L. Da un'idea di: Pietro Pace, Mauro Vanetti e Alessandro Villari (Avvocato Laser). Il progetto grafico e l'impaginazione si devono a Franco Berteni (Mr Mill) e Simone Scaffidi L. La copertina e le illustrazioni sono di Alessandro Caligaris e Francesca Sibona.

Qui di seguito, ecco il mio contributo, pubblicato nel terzo volume della raccolta. Buona lettura.


Il flauto tradito
Parigi, 1801

1.

A suo modo, Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith era un uomo generoso. La sera del 20 agosto 1801, dopo la trionfale prima della sua opera I misteri d'Iside al Teatro della Repubblica, il compositore offrì la cena all'intera troupe, comparse e suggeritore compresi.
Benché relegate al tavolo meno prestigioso dell'ampia sala del ristorante, le due comparse Léo Modonnet e Emanuele Gizzio potevano udire facilmente i discorsi del tavolo principale, quello dove sedeva Lachnith assieme al manager del teatro, al librettista Étienne Morel de Chédeville e ai cantanti protagonisti. Per meglio dire, potevano udire il monologo del torrenziale musicista boemo, la cui voce sopravanzava quelle di tutti gli altri.
«Eh sì, caro Chédeville! Il buon Mozart aveva del talento, questo nessuno lo vorrà negare; ma aveva anche un'esecrabile tendenza al lambiccato, all'insolito... In una parola: troppa complicazione! Oggigiorno il pubblico non ne vuole sapere di una musica che sia troppo difficile. La gente vuole ariette semplici, presentate con garbo, che tocchino il cuore senza affaticare il cervello. Prendete il Don Giovanni: quante graziose melodie! Parola mia, credo che abbiamo fatto bene a prenderne una in prestito, per il nostro terzetto. Tuttavia, andiamo... La scena con la statua nel finale secondo... Chi può sopportare una tale rombante cacofonia? Pensate solo questo: in quattro battute, quel povero basso deve cantare tutte e dodici le note della scala cromatica. Sapete? Un mio amico italiano, galantuomo e compositore eminente, mi parlava tempo fa con orrore di un certo quartetto per archi, dove Mozart ha accumulato tante di quelle dissonanze da creare un ripugnante caos, direi quasi un giacobinismo sonoro, dove va completamente perso ogni giusto criterio di gerarchia tra le sette note... Di proposito dico sette, non dodici; giacché nessuno, a meno che il suo orecchio non sia guastato dalla musica per tastiera, crederà mai che un re diesis possa essere uguale a un mi bemolle... Anzi: un re è sempre un re, come dicono in Italia, non è vero?».
«Ma va' curcati, buffuni!» commentò Gizzio a mezza voce.
«Perciò, quando mi fu proposto di allestire per le nostre scene Il Flauto magico, la prima cosa che pensai fu: sta bene; ma, per carità, sfrondiamo! Semplifichiamo!
Smussiamo le asperità del testo! Rendiamo il tutto più comprensibile, più adatto alle orecchie del nostro pubblico. Più elegante, anche. E l'esito così radioso di questa serata ha dimostrato che avevamo avuto pienamente ragione. Prima di tutto: i nomi. Tutti quei Tamino, Papageno e Papagena del testo originale, così goffi e plebei, noi li abbiamo cambiati nei molto più raffinati Isménor, Bochoris e Mona...».
Modonnet rise.
«Non voglio parlare della parte musicale. Ho dovuto lavorare parecchio di forbici e d'ingegno per dare una veste accettabile alla barbarica partitura. Ma, per quanto riguarda il vostro lavoro, Chédeville, potete andare orgoglioso di avere addolcito il carattere di quella terribile regina della notte. Certo, l'aria del secondo atto l'abbiamo dovuta proprio espungere: a parte che è impossibile da cantare, ma quel testo “der hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen...”, “vendetta infernale sento nel mio petto”... Ahimè! Una gentile e amabile donzella come voi, signorina Maillard, avrebbe dovuto intonare tali parole? Per carità! Abbiamo già sofferto abbastanza, qualche anno fa, con quella spaventosa Medea di Cherubini. Basta, basta! I personaggi femminili, a teatro, devono rassicurare, non inquietare! Belle fanciulle, mogli e madri esemplari: questo vuole il nostro distinto pubblico. Perché la gente, la sera, vuole distrarsi dai traffici quotidiani del commercio e della Borsa, e trovare sollievo dalle cure dello Stato. Dirò di più: nell'epoca moderna la gente vuole vivere il proprio tempo come un affascinante, mutevole, infinito spettacolo. In una parola, vuole divertirsi. Il nostro compito è di farli divertire. E questa sera ci siamo riusciti; possiamo affermarlo con fierezza. Brindiamo!».

2.

Erano passate le quattro del mattino quando Modonnet e Gizzio ritornavano al foborgo Sant'Antonio. Davanti alle botteghe dei fornai c'erano già le prime code. I volti e i discorsi delle persone in fila per il pane manifestavano stanchezza, frustrazione, rabbia.
«Quattordici soldi per quattro libbre di pane! Così non si può andare avanti».
«Uno schifo, altro che!».
«Bonaparte non sta facendo un cazzo».
«Sbagli, cittadina. Bonaparte sta facendo parecchio. Solo, non per noialtri».
«Per i grandi proprietari. Per i nobili, gli speculatori, i fornitori dell'esercito e i finanzieri. Per quei merdosi, ecco per chi sta lavorando il Primo console...».
Gizzio sembrava ancora più taciturno del solito. Per tutto il cammino dal centro al foborgo, dove lui e Modonnet abitavano, disse a malapena due parole, eccettuate le strane bestemmie che ogni tanto sputava tra i denti.
«Toglimi una curiosità» gli chiese alla fine Modonnet mentre stavano per arrivare a casa. «Al tuo paese è normale invocare con tanta frequenza la ghigliottina su Gesù Cristo, sulla Madonna e su tutti i santi, come fai tu?».
Gizzio rise amaramente: «Lo facciamo di continuo. Tutti, anche i bambini e i preti. Vieni a vivere un mese dalle mie parti, e capirai».
«Non mi ricordo mai come si chiama la tua città».
«Io stesso vorrei non ricordarmene. Comunque, non è una città: è un villaggio di poche anime sperduto nell'Aspromonte. Ammesso che esista ancora. Non ho sue notizie da due anni, cioè da quando sono venuto qui a Parigi».
Era il discorso più lungo che Modonnet gli avesse mai udito fare.
«Ma no» proseguì Gizzio, come parlando fra sé. «Giudico troppo severamente i miei compaesani. In fondo, nessuno di loro si è arruolato nell'Armata cristiana e reale». Gizzio pronunciò queste ultime parole con una smorfia di disgusto.
«Ne ho sentito parlare» commentò Modonnet. «Le bande del cardinale Ruffo, non è vero? Una specie di Vandea...».
«Molto peggio. I vandeani, almeno, sapevano per cosa combattevano; i sanfedisti invece si sono solo fatti affascinare dai feudatari e dai preti. Hanno avuto quello che si meritavano. Li aspettano altri due o tre secoli di dispotismo e di miseria. E ti dico la verità: penso che anche qui, in Francia, andrà a finire allo stesso modo. Te lo concedo: finora il popolo di Parigi si è comportato bene, specialmente i tuoi compagni del foborgo Sant'Antonio. Ma quanto ancora potranno resistere? I contadini francesi non sono affatto
più intelligenti di quelli del Regno di Napoli; nelle campagne già da tempo monta la reazione. Gente che cerca solo un padrone cui obbedire; e in buona parte l'ha già trovato. E allora non chiedermi perché bestemmio, Léo: mi è rimasto solo questo, mannaia lu signuri!».
«Ho sempre apprezzato il tuo ottimismo, cittadino Gizzio!» concluse Modonnet.

3.

Uno dei vantaggi del mestiere teatrale è che permette di dormire sino a tardi; quando si ha un tetto sotto cui ripararsi, naturalmente. Léo Modonnet, per ora, l'aveva; ma quella mattina dormì lo stesso un sonno assai inquieto. Verso mezzogiorno, poco prima di svegliarsi, fece uno dei sogni più enigmatici della sua vita.
Era un sogno musicale. Modonnet udiva con una chiarezza allucinatoria una breve melodia, gentile e saltellante, in uno stile antiquato, suonata da una piccola orchestra. Poi, lo stesso tema, ma eseguito da un'orchestra molto più grande, con accenti molto più imperiosi e con una chiusa cromatica vagamente minacciosa. A questo punto appariva uno strano ometto, che si esprimeva con un forte accento tedesco. «Ogni vero artista, mein Freund, è anche uno Zauberer – un mago –, sì. Può capitargli di prevedere un futuro imprevedibile. Cosa, o chi, aveva in mente Rousseau quando, riferendosi alla Corsica, scriveva: “ho il vago presentimento che un giorno questa piccola isola stupirà l'Europa”? E quel ragazzino di dodici anni, che un giorno nel mio giardino mise in scena il suo Bastien und Bastienne – come poté presentire che un giorno la volontà generale sarebbe stata manipolata e circuita da un tiranno? Eppure, mein Freund, la storia non è mai un copione già scritto, così come una partitura non è mai immodificabile. E quando ci si accorge che la pagina è guasta, rimane sempre una soluzione: strapparla».
Modonnet si svegliò frastornato e con un forte mal di testa. Senza sapere bene perché, la prima cosa che fece fu aprire il suo baule per cercarvi un involto. Dentro c'erano una maschera nera, un mantello e un bastone dal manico lucente.
Quella notte, Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith, davanti al portone di casa sua, mentre frugava un po' alticcio nelle tasche del suo soprabito per cercare la chiave, notò una scritta di colore rosso fosforescente sul muro proprio accanto alla porta:

RACHE

Prima che avesse il tempo di chiedersi cosa stava succedendo, avvertì il brivido freddo di una lama proprio sotto il mento, e udì alle sue spalle una voce altrettanto metallica e tagliente: «Cittadino musicista, vogliate cortesemente condurmi nel vostro studio».
«Come volete, amico mio» diceva Lachnith mentre saliva le scale, tallonato da Scaramouche. «Non c'è bisogno di tutta questa commedia... vi ho riconosciuto, sapete?».
«Merda» pensò Modonnet.
«Eravate con me a cena ieri sera. Ammetto che il ruolo che vi è stato assegnato nell'ultima produzione è al di sotto delle vostre capacità attoriali; ma tenete conto che si tratta di un'opera, e che Voi non sapete cantare. Ho delle conoscenze, e posso farvi ottenere una buona scrittura per la prossima stagione di prosa... però, immagino che vogliate un risarcimento più immediato, e in contanti».
Erano intanto entrati nello studio del compositore.
«Immaginate male» disse Scaramouche. «Voglio solo porre rimedio a uno dei più insensati e odiosi crimini contro il buon gusto e il buon senso che si possano citare nella storia dell'arte musicale. Voglio cancellare la macchia con cui voi avete insudiciato la memoria di un grande musicista. Voglio che mi diate la partitura originale di quello scempio chiamato I misteri d'Iside».
«Eccola». Lachnith sollevò un manoscritto dal ripiano della sua scrivania e lo consegnò a Scaramouche: «Cosa ve ne farete, adesso?».
«Non lo so ancora. La strapperò in mille pezzi e la getterò nella Senna. Oppure ne attaccherò i fogli ai muri di Parigi per denunciare la vostra cialtroneria».
Lachnith rise: «Vedo che siete un idealista. Forse non vi siete accorto che i tempi sono cambiati e che la rivoluzione è finita. Permettetemi di darvi un consiglio: perché non ve ne tornate in Italia? Laggiù c'è ancora da fare per le teste calde come voi. Già che ci siete, portate con voi quel musone del vostro amico, e ditegli che non è colpa nostra se i giacobini napoletani erano degli imbecilli... se avessero dato subito la terra ai contadini, anziché perdere tempo in chiacchiere, le cose sarebbero andate molto diversamente».
«Ce ne ricorderemo per la prossima rivoluzione» disse Scaramouche.

Nota bibliografica

Questo racconto deve molto al primo capitolo del libro di Augusto Illuminati Gli inganni di Sarastro, Einaudi, Torino 1980, che indaga – sia pure con qualche eccessivo schematismo – le relazioni fra la teoria politica di Rousseau, le scoperte di Franz Anton Mesmer, il Bastien und Bastienne – la cui prima rappresentazione si dice abbia avuto luogo nel giardino della casa di Mesmer a Vienna – e Il flauto magico di Mozart.
Hector Berlioz nelle sue Memorie critica con estrema durezza l'adattamento molto libero de Il Flauto Magico realizzato da Lachnith sotto il titolo de Les mystères d'Isis. Il testo originale delle Mémoires di Berlioz (Parigi 1865) è facilmente reperibile in Internet.
Sulle critiche rivolte a Mozart dal musicista suo contemporaneo Giuseppe Sarti si veda il saggio Sarti contro Mozart di Massimo Mila, ora in M. Mila, Mozart. Saggi 1941-1987, Einaudi, Torino 2006, pp. 332-58.
La sorprendente identità fra il tema iniziale dell'ouverture del Bastien und Bastienne e l'inizio della Terza Sinfonia di Beethoven è, secondo Hermann Abert – citato da Wolfgang Hildesheimer nella sua nota biografia mozartiana –, una pura coincidenza. Com'è noto, Beethoven intendeva intitolare la sinfonia a Napoleone Bonaparte; secondo la tradizione, il musicista strappò la dedica quando seppe che Napoleone si era fatto incoronare imperatore.
Il parallelo fra Napoleone Bonaparte e il Sarastro di Mozart/Lachnith si trova in Jean Tulard, Napoleone. Il mito del salvatore, Rusconi, Milano 1980, p. 9. Alle pp. 183-85 dello stesso libro si parla della crisi alimentare in Francia fra la primavera del 1801 e il 1802.
Le idee esposte qui da Lachnith sulla modernità come spettacolo e sulla “gente” che si vuole divertire derivano in realtà dal libro di Alessandro Baricco L'anima di Hegel e le mucche del Wisconsin, Feltrinelli, Milano 2009.


          LG Introduces The Curved Phone G Flex 2        
LG Introduces The Curved Phone G Flex 2

Back in 2014, LG released the G Flex handset, a 6-inch smartphone with a unique curved body design and a self-healing coating that clears up scratches or any damage done to the device's casing.  

Now, the South Korean company is introducing an enhanced and more streamlined version, the G Flex 2. This time around, the newest version comes with a smaller but more handy 5.5-inch display screen, and Qualcomm's most powerful chip set.

The G Flex 2 smartphone was introduced by LG during its very recent press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 (CES 2015) held in Las Vegas, Nevada in the United States. 

With its introduction, LG's G Flex 2 handset is the first of many phones this year expected to feature Qualcomm's newest offering -- the Snapdragon 810 processor. It is an eight-core 2.0 GigaHertz chip set that is 64-bit compatible for Android 5.0 Lollipop, the latest version of the Android mobile operating system. The 810 processor functions with 2 gigabytes of memory, and can support 3 x 20 MegaHertz LTE carrier aggregation for all networks that support it.

For the device's display screen, LG employed its own plastic OLED display technology. Techies may recall that this is the same display technology utilized in LG's G Watch R wearable device. But in G Flex 2's case, the resolution is set higher to 1080 pixels. 

As for its camera, the G Flex 2 smartphone sports a 13-megapixel camera that has laser autofocus system and optical image stabilization -- features that users may also find in LG's current flagship device (the LG G3).

The G Flex 2 features a 3,000 mAh battery that takes full advantage of Qualcomm's fast charging technology available via the latest Snapdragon chip sets. This technology significantly reduces the recharging time by up to 75 percent. Thus, users can get the G Flex 2 half-charged in just 40 minutes.

But what really makes the G Flex 2 unique is its curved body. The front side (display screen) has a 700 millimeter curved radius, while the rear side is curved just a bit less (650 millimeter radius). This is by design, by the way. According to LG, this helps users hold the phone more easily and also, allows the device to fit more easily in users' pockets.

Naturally, the G Flex 2 will be launched first in South Korea before the end of the month. But American users will not have long to wait. Major carriers AT&T and Sprint have already confirmed that they will be including the device in their respective smartphone line-ups this year. Regional carrier US Cellular has also announced that they will be offering the device in spring. No specific release dates and pricing details have been provided yet, but LG fans in the US should be pretty excited nonetheless. 

Want to know more LG devices? You can start comparing LG phones and plans now.

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          2016-02-24 18:30:00 - 2016-02-24 22:00:00 / City Talk - CARE Vision        
Liebe Mitglieder der AG City, wir laden Sie und Ihre Begleitung sehr herzlich zum City Talk bei CARE Vision ein: Wann:         Mittwoch, 24.02.2016, Einlass: 18.30 Uhr Begrüßung: 19.00 Uhr                    Ende der Veranstaltung: 22.00 Uhr  Wo:            CARE Vision Germany GmbH Augenlaserkorrekturen                    ...

          CARBON        
Introducing Carbon, the first full length book showcasing my personal ideas around science fiction art and design. This is a project I'm very excited about, a chance to delve deep and develop the various worlds and concepts that are the result of a life long passion for nature, science, technology, and futuristic science fiction ideas.

These images are explorations I have been working on to develop the design and art direction of the book. It's been a lot of fun to work with concepts springing from the Carbon name. Carbon is the workhorse element of nature, it forms the strongest bonds and is the basis for life as we know it in the universe. Carbon nanotubes and graphene take their hexagonal molecular structure and hold great promise for artificial muscle, advanced building materials, powerful motors, faster computing, and so much more.

Carbon will contain a wealth of exclusive artwork, design, and descriptive text breakdowns, including in depth development of several personal projects that I wish to evolve into short film and video game concepts. In this sense Carbon forms the first step towards turning these dreams into reality.

I'm looking forward to exploring the graphic design of the book, and want to create a bold and exciting product that will be much more than just a collection of art and ideas.

I'm also looking forward to exploring ideas in environment design and story telling, realms I rarely get to delve into with my regular conceptual design work.

I have a heap of artwork for Carbon already, but this is just the start and familiar to anyone who knows my work. The book will allow me the opportunity to really push myself and create fresh new work, to go crazy and expand on some of the more involved ideas I've been thinking about for years. I have a massive pile of sketches ready to be fleshed out, some real exciting stuff!

The kick starter campaign will have to wait till I get back from a trip to the US for Comicon (more on that later), so keep an eye out, it should be something special! Cheers!
          Zehn Tipps, wie du dich besser fokussieren kannst        

Die Königsdisziplin, um produktiver zu arbeiten, ist die Fähigkeit, sich zu fokussieren.

Es gibt wohl kaum eine wichtigere Kompetenz für dein Zeitmanagement als ein laserscharfer Fokus.

Fokus ist nicht einfach Fokus. Sondern du kannst dich auf viele Arten fokussieren: von klaren Zielen, über "Nein sagen" bis hin zum Ausschalten von Unterbrechungen.

Fokus bzw. fokussiertes Arbeiten ist damit definitiv mehr als sich zu konzentrieren oder Unterbrechungen zu minimieren.

Kollege Michael Hyatt hat vor vielen Jahren einen Artikel mit zehn guten Tipps, wie du dich fokussieren kannst, geschrieben. In dem Artikel spricht er nicht nur die üblichen Tipps an, sondern hat auch ein paar sehr gute Hilfen, denen man nicht überall begegnet.

Die Shownotes findest du unter https://ivanblatter.com/fokussieren/


          #013: So finden Sie (wieder?) zu mehr Klarheit        

In dieser Folge will ich Sie anstoßen, sich mit den großen Linien Ihres Lebens zu beschäftigen. 

Der Königsweg zu einem erfolgreichen Anti-Zeitmanagement und zu mehr Produktivität führt über den Laser (das ist der kurzfristige Fokus) und über den Adlerblick (Übersicht über die großen Linien des Lebens). Beides führt zu mehr Klarheit.

### So finden Sie (wieder?) zu mehr Klarheit

Hier sind die Zwischenfragen, die ich in der Folge immer wieder einflechte:

- Wie würde sich Ihr Leben verbessern, wenn Sie die volle Verantwortung dafür übernehmen?

- Wenn Sie so weiter leben wie bis jetzt: Wo sind Sie dann in 10, 20 oder 30 Jahren? Freuen Sie sich darauf?

- Was ist die eine Sache, die Sie gerne ändern möchten?

- Was habe ich heute gut gemacht? Was kann ich besser machen?

- Was können Sie in 15 Minuten erreichen? Und wenn Sie JEDEN TAG 15 Minuten einem einzigen Ziel widmen?

- Den Wind können Sie nicht beeinflussen. Haben Sie Ihre Segel heute so gesetzt, dass Sie trotzdem vorwärts kommen?

Am Ende der Folge gebe ich Ihnen fünf Schritte, die zu mehr Klarheit führen:

1. Fragen Sie sich ganz ehrlich, ob Sie die volle Verantwortung für Ihr Leben schon übernommen haben.

2. Machen Sie ein Brainstorming und überlegen Sie, was Sie in Ihrem Leben erreichen wollen. Bedenken Sie entweder Ihr gesamtes Leben oder beschränken Sie sich auf einen Bereich (z.B. Beruf oder Soziales oder sonst ein Bereich).

3. Entscheiden Sie sich sofort für ein Ziel, dem Sie in den nächsten Wochen und Monaten besondere Aufmerksamkeit widmen wollen.

4. Was raubt Ihnen den Fokus auf dieses Ziel? Welche Gewohnheiten wollen Sie ablegen? Suchen Sie sich eine davon aus.

5. Was können Sie ab morgen jeden Tag tun, um Ihrem Ziel näher zu kommen? Vergessen Sie nicht: Jeden Tag ein bisschen ist mehr Wert, als etwas Grosses fast nie.

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Besonders hilfreich sind positive Bewertungen bei iTunes. Klicken Sie gleich weiter unten auf den iTunes-Link und schenken Sie mir ein paar Sterne. Vielen Dank!

Die Seite zu dieser Podcast-Folge: http://www.blatternet.de/013


          Popular Science: "The Future of Space Travel"         

Popular Science offers a “Special Edition” mag “The Future of Space Travel”, 96 pages, from Times Books.

There are many short illustrated articles in 5 parts, “Places We’re Going”, “How We’ll Get There”, “How We’ll Survive There”, “Other Tools of Exploration.”.

There is a wide variety of interesting information. One fact is that Proxima Centauri, in a 3-star system that is the closest to the Earth, may have a rocky planet in the “GoldiLocks” zone. The shortest time that it is technologically possible to send a robotic probe on a photon light sail with laser accelerator would be about 20 years, which means it would take 24 years to get the photos and information back as to what the planet looks like.  It is about 8000 times as far to this star system as it is to Pluto.



The other most interesting section is “The Everyday Life of an Astronaut”.  This would be very important for a voyage to Mars, for example.  It raises questions as to who would go:  what about childless or single people?  The long exposure to zero gravity is bound to cause physical deterioration, so this is not a place for pretty preppies.  Essential body functions are different.  You bathe with soap that does not have to be rinse off but stays on the skin to disintegrate. Without gravity, it is hard for your body to sense when it needs to urinate.
 
There is an artist’s closeup of Europa on page 8, a closeup on Pluto on p. 16.  There is an article on space mining on p. 16.  I didn't see any discussion of Titan.


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          Hunted and Hunter, Part IX        
“We’ve been spotted!” Brannigan’s voice said over the comms. The Cutlass turned hard, pressing me against the restraints of my seat. “Call’s gone out, two hours ‘til full militia arrives.” I reached over and started the two hour timer on my mobiGlas. That was our window for getting in and out. “Looks like the decoys did their job, the pilot said. "Only two Gladii and a Cutlass in our way. Light defense, but we’re still in for a ride." One of the mercs pulled himself into the turret chair, hitting the button that raised it up to the controls. “Here we go!” shouted the merc sitting next to me as the ship banked again. Everyone wore almost identical airtight combat suits, but the personalized markings on the side of his helmet told me it was Vin, one of the younger mercs. The turret opened fire above, and staccato reverberations echoed through the hull as the twin guns belched fire. I caught a glimpse out the small porthole of the Banu vessel, trailing behind out of harm's way but still close enough to fire off its large guns. The Cutlass’ shields shimmered as a few rounds impacted, but nothing got through. The turret swiveled around to track one of the passing ships. “Scrapped one Gladius,” the merc manning it shouted with a whoop. “Missiles!” shouted the pilot. “Hold on!” A few dull thuds sounded as flares launched, then the ship spun around with a wrenching twist. I was sure we were about to get torn to pieces by a swarm of hunting missiles any second, and suddenly felt like the ship was a metal coffin. But the seconds passed, the ship completed its maneuver, and no missiles hit. “Evaded,” the pilot said, then accelerated the ship back around into the action. “Enemy Cutlass down.” “Yehaaa!” shouted Vin. Another barrage of bullets slammed the shields, then the shield died, and a trio of small holes suddenly appeared in the hull as rounds punched through the armor. There was a rushing of air that dropped to silence except for the reverberations through the hull. “We’ve been hit,” the pilot said over the comms. A weight slumped against my shoulder, I turned and saw Vin, still strapped into his seat, but with a large hole torn through his combat armor. Blood poured out like a fountain, spreading over the suit and chair and deck. Across from us Ajax pulled himself out of his restraints, despite the silent protests of those around him. He crossed over and knelt beside Vin, pulling bandages from his pack as he did so. But he didn’t apply them, it was already too late. After a silent fury, he clicked his comm on. “Man down.” A moment later the Cutlass banked again, sending Ajax sprawling across the floor. The other mercs grabbed him and kept him from tumbling more. A few seconds later the report came across that the final enemy had been destroyed. But it was a sullen celebration as the ships turned and headed for the planet, the limp body of Vin still slumped in the chair. I glanced at my mobiGlas. 1:57 left. The whole battle had lasted less than three minutes.  The air streamed back into the cabin as the Cutlass descended into the planet's atmosphere. After a few minutes the ship leveled off, wind whipping past the hull breaches. The ship settled down, hovering a short ways above the ground as the rear door lowered. "Everyone, go!" came the command. I unstrapped myself from the chair and hoisted my rifle, then followed the other mercs out of the ship. "We'll get her patched up and ready for pickup," the pilot said as the ramp closed up and the ship rose away. "Good hunting." We were standing in a clearing amongst a sparse, wooded area on a slight rise. Several hundred meters down the slope, partially obscured by the thin trees, sat a small mining town. Dawn was still an hour or so away, and two small moons glistened in the sky. It would have seemed peaceful, but for the gunfire that broke out almost as soon as we started down the slope. Energy bolts zipped through the trees, snapping branches and kicking up dirt. We quickly ducked behind the cover of trees, but the shots were so wild it almost wasn't necessary. "Charlie team on the ground," Ajax said over the comms. "On the ground and under fire. Looks like they've decided to put up a fight." "Understood," Brannigan's voice responded. "Alpha team touching down now, half a click north of the target. Pup, see what you can do about softening them up for us." I peered around the tree trunk at the town through the scope on my Behring CSS, a much lighter gun than the LR-620 and better for mobility. The village looked like a formula built frontier mining town. Squat, rugged buildings not so much built as placed, standard constructions produced in bulk and shipped out from factory worlds to be assembled where needed. The population couldn't have been more than a few hundred. The only unique building was the loading complex on the near side of town, a small pad and storage building topped with an AA turret. Several dozen of the inhabitants were rushing through the streets, armed with shotguns and a few rifles. One of the defenders stood in the shadow of a building, firing a MaxOx at the treeline. At this distance he'd have to get very lucky to hit anything with that. My bullet hit him in the thigh, and he fell. He'd survive, but was out of the fight. "Charlie team, move forward. Pup, stay here and keep us covered." The five mercenaries moved down the slope, keeping in the cover of the trees. I swept over the town with my scope. At first glance each building was the same as the next, but as I searched the outlines for armed defenders I noticed the small decorations and unique bits that made them homes. Their homes. And they were fighting to defend them. Even the coldness of the chems running through me couldn't bring me to shoot them, but I could still keep them from shooting back. Another man appeared around a building and raised a rifle. I shot the dirt in front of him, and he jumped back. A head appeared over another building, but it disappeared again as soon as my shot pinged off the roof beside him. Ajax and his five mercenaries safely reached the edge of the trees. "Charlie in place." "Beta in place," another merc chimed in. "Delta ready," a third said. "Remember," Brannigan said, "keep casualties to a minimum. Take them alive. Now take down that gun." An Ursa rover broke over the ridge to the north of town, turret firing at the buildings. The defenders ran, retreating back towards the center of town. Charlie team moved out of the treeline under cover of the barrage and quickly set up an ARM missile launcher. "Ready to fire," Ajax said a moment later. "Light up the target." I flipped on a laser on the side of my rifle and pointed it at the AA turret. "Target lit." A plume of smoke shot up from the ARM, a missile rising into the air and arcing down to the turret. A shield around the turret flared and died as the missile hit, then the turret itself erupted in flame as a second missile struck. "Target down," Ajax confirmed. "Air's clear." A figure appeared around the side of a building, a rifle pointed at the launcher. He was young, a teenage kid firing wildly. I buried a bullet into the ground at his feet, kicking up dirt around him, but he kept firing. Another shot whizzed by his head, but he didn't care. The other mercs were firing back, he was going to get himself killed. There was nothing else to do. My third bullet ripped through his knee. He fell back and out of sight. "Porter's hit," Ajax said. "It's bad. Moving back to the trees to stabilize him." "Draconis, rain fire on them." Brannigan's voice was cold, anger seething just beneath the surface. The Redeemer rose over the hill, turret lighting up first one house, then the next on the edge of town. It hovered over the town, the small arms fire doing nothing to its shields, firing back with devastating results at any that tried. It was over quickly. Under such a barrage the defenders had no choice but surrender. Smoke rose from the ruined shells of buildings as the townsfolk put down their guns and the mercenaries moved in. 1:26.
          Leir        
‘I’m not sure how he managed to do it.  How did he convince me?  Brian can be such a pain.  Now I’m down here getting shot at over some stupid crystals.’ Just a sample of the thoughts running around inside Dan Locke’s mind as his MISC Prospector “Erebus” worked away on collecting shards from the glacier blue crystal formations. An audible warning accompanied by a pale flashing yellow light on the control panel indicates that one of mining storage pods has been filled.  Leaving the Erebus in automatic mode, Dan climbs out of his seat and dons his old beaten up armour.  He pats his ever-present Arclight pistol on his hip and climbs out of the ship. Dan digs out an un-expanded empty storage pod, and then proceeds to detach and secure the full pod.  A small crane helps him lower the heavy storage container down to the ground.  During this entire exercise, Dan continually checks over his shoulder for any… visitors. Finally, after securing the empty mining pod to the Erebus, Dan begins climbing back into his ship when a flurry of laser bolts slam into the rocks, shrubs, and ground around him. Looking up, Dan gazes upon a trio of Dragonflies flown by… those who would rather he was not on Leir III.  The Outsiders, Sand Nomads, Sand People - call them what you will. Returning fire, the Prospector pilot takes cover in the entrance to his ship.  Crouching there in the doorway, Dan had just enough time to mutter, “Brian… you ass.  This is your fault.” Dan closely watches the three Dragonflies, keeping track of their movements despite the incoming fire.  It’s obvious they are surrounding him. Thankfully one of the nomads comes a little too close and a flurry of shots from Dan’s Arclight tear through him to even the odds slightly. Less thankfully... one of the remaining Dragonflies has positioned itself perfectly and opens up a torrent of fire on the Prospector entry.  Dan tucks himself tightly inside the door and ponders his predicament. Surely the other Dragonfly pilot would be attempting to steal the resources he worked so hard to extract. Mid way through Dan formulating a plan of action, a faint rumbling can be heard… growing louder.  Dan’s face sprouts a satisfied smile. Suddenly the stream of weapons fire engulfing the Erebus doorway ceases and the sounds of the Dragonfly in question turning to flee can be clearly picked out. Suddenly, the distinct sound of a larger ship’s laser cannon rings out.  Peering out the door, Dan watches as Brian’s trusty Hull B - the “Knarr” - mows down the fleeing Dragonfly with its twin laser cannons. The Knarr now spins with surprising agility and lights up the other Dragonfly which had just begun its attempt at strategic retreat. Moments later, the Knarr sets down nearby the Erebus. Dan, huge smile on his face, strides towards the newly arrived cargo ship.  Brian meets him at the bottom of the ramp and wraps his best friend up in a brief but genuine hug. “Dan! How are you making out?” Dan continues to wear his grin as he punches Brian solidly in the shoulder, “I’m alright.  Thanks to you.  Though… I was in this mess because of you.  So thanks for at least holding up your end.” Brian’s smile matches his friend’s, “Yeah I know this place can be a bit of a hot zone but those crystals will bring in some good credits!  Should be great for jewelry or holograms.” “Always about the credits eh?  No matter the risks.” “Well, sometimes you have to take the risk.” “Fair enough.  Now… enough of this rambling.  Let’s load up the Knarr and get both of us out of here before their friends come looking for them!” The pair work diligently to load the full Prospector mining pods from Erebus onto the Hull B framework, breaking briefly a couple times to tell jokes and pass along news. Now ready to depart their separate ways for the moment, the two friends embrace once more. “Dan, don’t be a stranger.  I’ll front you 20,000 credits now and I’ll send you the rest of your cut once I have it all sold.  Thanks for joining me in this.” “Don’t mention it Brian… things got a little hairier than I would have liked, but you came through in the end in that department.  Let me know how the sales go and have a safe trip!” “Will do!  Let me know the next time you need an assist from ol’ Knarr here.” Several minutes later the pair of MISC ships ease off the ground and slowly head away from Leir III and on to new destinations with new opportunities.
          Reales und Fantastisches aus der Jugendwelt        
DI, 13.06.2017, 12.30 Uhr: Die SchülerInnen des Deutschkurses in der NMSI Glasergasse machen mit ihrer Radiosendung den Anfang. Was gibt es zu hören? Am Programm stehen lustige und ernste Interviews, eine Begegnung mit einem Alien, welches seinen Bruder sucht, sowie Gespräche über Fußball und Musik (auch mit kurzen Gesangsproben auf Somalisch und Arabisch). SchülerInnen, die […]
          Deutschkurs an den Mikrofonen        
Die SchülerInnen des Deutschkurses in der NMSI Glasergasse haben eine Radiosendung mit eigenen Themen gestaltet. Was gibt es zu hören? Am Programm stehen lustige und ernste Interviews, eine Begegnung mit einem Alien, welches seinen Bruder sucht, sowie Gespräche über Fußball und Musik (auch mit kurzen Gesangsproben auf Somalisch und Arabisch). glanms001
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          GÓIS 2007 - NA CAPITAL DO CEIRA        









Nº69 MOTO REPORT Setembro 2007

Com a gentil colaboração do S. Pedro, que expulsou a chuva para outras paragens entre 16 e 19 de Agosto, Góis foi o ponto de encontro para milhares de motociclistas que se fizeram à estrada para um fim-de-semana de animada confraternização, desfrutando de uma belíssima paisagem natural e uma banda sonora com muito Rock. Com estes condimentos, e muitos outros, o resultado não podia ser melhor. A viagem até Góis vale sempre a pena!

RIO CEIRA
O Rio Ceira, que atravessa todo o recinto, com as suas sombras e açudes, será sempre o ex-líbris da Concentração de Góis. O vale do Ceira, com as várias praias fluviais, as piscinas naturais da Lousã, o Rio Alva, na zona de Arganil e a barragem de Santa Luzia na Pampilhosa da Serra, são excelentes locais para refrescar. Para alguns, à falta de um guronsan para a ressaca, sempre se pode dar um mergulho logo pela manhã. O efeito é praticamente o mesmo…


9.º BIKE SHOW
Durante a tarde de sábado, as repousantes sombras do Parque do Cerejal serviram, uma vez mais, de palco para uma boa mostra de motos transformadas, contando, mais uma vez, com a excelente organização do MC Aço na Estrada. Este ano, o local escolhido para a exibição das motos a concurso foi num cenário militar.

Classificação por categorias
RAT - 2.º Francisco – Kawasaki, 1.º Costinha – Yamaha XJ 700 - STRANGE - 2.º António Martins – Suzuki Bandit 600, 1.º Sérgio Silva – Honda Modo - STREETFIGHTER - 3.º Jorge Bastos – Honda CBR 600, 2.º Luís Ribeiro – Suzuki RF 600, 1.º Alexandre Magalhães – Honda Hornet 600 - CUSTOM - 3.º Mr. Lobo – Honda Shadow 600, 2.º Nando – Horex, 1.º João Santos – Yamaha XV1600 Wild Star - HARLEY - 2.º Costinha – H-D Sportster, 1.º Padacha – H-D Night Train - CHOPPER - 3.º Marco Vasco – Zundapp Ecila, 2.º Carlos Cruz (Patinhas) – Yamaha DT 125 MX, 1.º Estrondo – Estravagancia, BEST PAINT - Mr. Lobo – Honda Shadow 600, BEST BIKE - João Santos - Yamaha XV1600 Wild Star


XUTOS & PONTAPÉS
Chave de ouro a fechar as actuações no palco principal.
Após 28 anos de carreira, o tempo parece não passar por eles. Com o recinto a abarrotar, brindaram o imenso público com um concerto grandioso fazendo, inclusivamente, três encores. Um palco bem iluminado, decoração interessante (uma Jukebox insuflável), grande presença, uma atitude altamente positiva, e claro, um rol de excelentes canções, foram os trunfos lançados por Tim, Zé Pedro, Gui, Kalú e João Cabeleira na noite de sábado. Os temas do reportório são autênticos hinos para várias gerações. Por tudo o que significam para a música em Portugal, mas também pelo exemplo que são de determinação, confiança e respeito pelo próximo, os Xutos & Pontapés merecem sempre o carinho com que o público os acolhe.

UHF
Quase a completarem 30 anos de existência, António Manuel Ribeiro, alma e mentor da banda, presenteou-nos com um espectro de canções que abrange todos os períodos da banda. Desde o seminal “Cavalos de Corrida” até ao último sucesso “Matas-me Com o Teu Olhar”. A banda, que na verdade foi a mãe do movimento “Rock Português”, agitou o público fazendo-o vibrar com a actuação.

IRIS c/ Orquestra Ensemble Petrov
Directamente do Algarve, os Iris fizeram-se acompanhar pela Orquestra Ensemble Petrov, que emprestou uma sonoridade sinfónica às composições originais e às versões que os Iris habitualmente tocam ao vivo. Domingos Caetano, guitarrista virtuoso, e vocalista de voz aguda, influenciado pelo som que ouviu na juventude nos anos 80 (Hard-Rock e Heavy-Metal), terminou o espectáculo dedicando a emocionante versão do famoso “Adágio” de Albinoni a todos os motociclistas que já partiram.

BUNNY RANCH
Extravagantes até mais não! Este colectivo de Coimbra, que foi buscar o nome à mundialmente famosa “casa de meninas” em Nevada, EUA, aposta num Rock’N’Roll competente que, por vezes, parece beber influências da sonoridade Rockabilly dos anos 60. O vocalista – Kaló – é precisamente o baterista, toca de pé, e dá-lhe com uma força impressionante. Parecia até estar “possuído”…

QUEM É O BOB?
Como toda a regra tem a sua excepção, os “Quem é o Bob?” foram a única banda no palco principal a não interpretar Rock. Mas souberam compensar-nos bem. Este projecto de Leiria é um grupo de tributo a Bob Marley & The Wailers e bastava escrever isso para dizer quase tudo. Prestar homenagem à música reggae é sinónimo de boa disposição, “boa onda” e de “tá-se bem”. Porém, os “Quem é o Bob?” acrescentam, ainda, a experiência de dois anos de estrada, espectáculos em semanas académicas em Leiria, Abrantes ou Évora e músicos de primeira craveira que, normalmente, acompanham David Fonseca, Wonderland ou Pop Del Bar.

STONE
Banda de covers, os Stone são um colectivo com boa presença e som possante que aqueceu o público que se assomava ao recinto da concentração na noite de sexta-feira.

DESPORTOS E ANIMAÇÃO RADICAL
Este ano a oferta, embora menos “violenta” (sim porque o bungee jumping do ano passado não era para todos…), foi mais variada. As opções disponíveis eram o Laser Tag, Sky Bike, Orbit Ball, Human Loop, Parede de Escalada e Slide.

PASSEIO / DESFILE
O habitual passeio, em velocidade reduzida, terminou em desfile pelas ruas da vila de Góis, fazendo-se assim a despedida até ao ano seguinte. É sempre um momento que atrai muito a atenção da população, por serem centenas de motos a desfilar, das mais bonitas às mais bizarras.

TASQUINHAS
Vários restaurantes, com extensas esplanadas, onde se pôde apreciar a boa e variada gastronomia beirã. Uma excelente oportunidade para uma pausa, num ambiente calmo e sereno, saboreando um bom vinho em convívio com os amigos.

FEIRA
A habitual e procurada feira onde é possível encontrar de tudo, desde as farturas aos fatos de cabedal, de algumas novidades do sector motociclístico às representações de clubes.

TATTOOS
Inseridos no espaço da Feira, este ano havia ainda mais tatuadores do que no ano passado, ou não fosse este um clássico complemento do visual motard. De dia e de noite, eles perpetuavam a sua arte nos corpos dos participantes. Era visível a satisfação dos clientes, quando a tatuagem ficava finalmente pronta. Qualquer resquício da dor provocada pela agulha era eliminado nesse momento. E dizem que o mal é começar! Depois de feita a primeira tatuagem, não faltarão novas ideias para as próximas.

TENDA ELECTRÓNICA
Depois das actuações no grande palco, a tenda electrónica garantiu a animação pela noite dentro com excelentes DJ’s. O mote era pôr todo o tipo de pessoal “a bombar”, e pelo que vimos, o objectivo foi atingido.

ROTEIROS TURÍSTICOS
Distribuídos com a inscrição, os roteiros turísticos são duas diferentes propostas de passeio pela região, percorrendo
as suas melhores paisagens, a gastronomia, as tradições, o artesanato e a hospitalidade beirã.

WORKSHOPS
Esta novidade apareceu na forma de passatempos e concursos de pintura para várias categorias.

PROJECTO “ESCOLHAS
DE FUTURO”
Como a consciência social do Góis Moto Clube é uma realidade, no domingo, durante a cerimónia de encerramento, foi feita a entrega simbólica de um cheque de 1500 euros ao projecto “Escolhas de Futuro”, promovido pela edilidade, que visa a inclusão escolar e integração comunitária, qualificação pessoal, empregabilidade e participação cívica dos jovens e das organizações.

9.º ENCONTRO
Mais uma edição deste carismático encontro, apoiado desde a primeira hora pela Honda Portugal, onde as pequenas motos são as vedetas. Decorreu sábado, dia 18.

3.º ENCONTRO VESPA
Pela terceira vez consecutiva, o Góis Moto Clube promoveu uma reunião dos característicos e prestigiados modelos Vespa. Estes modelos, cada vez mais populares em Portugal, proporcionaram um verdadeiro toque de alegria ao ambiente da concentração. Por lá, pudemos assistir a muito bons trabalhos de recuperação e restauro dos clássicos modelos da década de 60 e 70.

GNR no local
De presença discreta, mas efectuando algumas operações Stop, o balanço foi positivo, uma vez que não houve ocorrência de acidentes graves durante o período da concentração. Não foram interceptadas motos roubadas, houve sim alguns autos de contra-ordenação levantados por excesso de álcool, ausência de seguro ou de licença de condução, e matrículas tapadas ou retiradas. Mas mesmo assim, estas ocorrências foram em menor número absoluto do que em 2006. Tendo em conta que este ano houve uma maior afluência de motos do que no ano passado, podemos afirmar que, de um modo geral, os motociclistas tiveram um comportamento verdadeiramente exemplar.

ORGANIZAÇÃO
Já se sabe que erguer um evento desta dimensão não é tarefa fácil. Todavia, e com o passar dos anos, a experiência adquirida ajuda a soltar muitos nós, a notoriedade conquistada arrasta novos voluntários, e o amor pela região e pelas motos encarrega-se de fazer o resto. Esta 14ª. Concentração de Góis não foi excepção. A logística no local foi adequada para as solicitações e foi até perceptível a diminuição do tempo de espera na fila para as refeições. O palco principal estava munido de um sistema de luzes mais adequado do que no ano anterior. O INEM também esteve no recinto, mas felizmente não atendeu a nenhuma situação complicada. Em termos gerais, o Góis Moto Clube promoveu e realizou um evento pacífico e ordeiro, grandioso para a região (o segundo maior do género no nosso país, este ano com cerca de 16 mil pessoas entre inscritos e visitantes), reconhecido pelas mais diversas instâncias (políticas, sociais, económicas, culturais, policiais) e pela própria comunicação social como algo que dignifica o motociclismo em Portugal. Os amantes das motos agradecem!
© Todos os direitos do texto estão reservados para MOTO REPORT, uma publicação da JPJ EDITORA. Contacto para adquirir edições já publicadas: +351 253 215 466. As fotos são do Mário Peralta. Abraço pá!
© General Moto, by Hélder Dias da Silva 2008

          Comment on Learning Laser Etching by Boss        
To your point above you can also find Laser etchers, engravers, and cutters using the link above. Also, there is a difference between laser engraving, etching and marking.
          Timers, temporizadoes y relevadores de estado solido robustos aguantan alta temperatura        
Fabricamos timers y temporizadores para soportar las mas latas temperaturas utilizando componentes con estandares militares y circuitos integrados especiales. Algunos de ellos soportan mas de 100 °c. Especiales para platans donde hay hornos, prensas, plasticos, bolseadoras. Cartoneras. Diseñamos nuestras tarjetas para que sean inmunes a las lineas con ruido armonico, muy indicadas para plantas con cargas no lineales, laser, hornos de induccion, autotransporte, tanques electroliticos etc. Reparacion de tarjetas electronicas industriales y conversion a alta temperatura, al momento de reparar la tarjeta sustituimos circuitos regulares por circui
          How does the BETH sailing canoe go in mixed fleets and handicap racing?        
BETH sailing canoe - The designer has lots of fine things to say about the sailing performance of BETH - but Andrew Barclay has been racing his against mixed fleets in British Columbia where she sails equal with Laser Radials in light wind and gradually outclasses them in stronger. I provide some tips about getting a bit more from the boat.
          Piloten klagen bij het vliegveld Málaga over de lasers die de cockpit in schijnen bij het landen        
MÁLAGA - Verschillende piloten van diverse vliegtuigmaatschappijen hebben bij de vliegveld leiding van het Aeropuerto Málaga-Costa del Sol geklaagd over lasers. Het gaat in dit geval om de lasers ...
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          Webcam laser rangefinder        


This has been around for a while, but I thought it deserved some attention. [Todd] used a laser pointer, a webcam, some trig and (sigh) some windows development tools to create his own laser range finder. Given the position of the beam strike and that the camera is located at a right angle to the laser, calculating the distance is pretty simple. This could be handy if you’re building a bot for defcon…


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          Solid Concepts Opens Up Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Capacity        

Solid Concepts has optimized machine space on their SLS platforms so as to offer customers low volume manufacturing of prototypes.

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          Solid Concepts’ Inconel Parts Prove Valuable for Aerospace Applications        

Solid Concepts, a custom manufacturing service provider, provides solutions for manufacturing metals faster and with more complexity via their Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) process. The results prove well attuned to the world of aerospace component manufacturing.

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          3D Printing with High Performance PEEK Material: Expanding Material Options for the Additive Manufacturing Industry        

Solid Concepts' Laser Sintering PEEK materials affords parts intricate designs coupled with end-use performance, furthering advances in material options for the world of 3D Printing.

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          Solid Concepts Grows Additive Manufacturing Technologies to Include Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)        

Solid Concepts, a custom manufacturing company, gives customers the option to 3D Print in metal with the addition of two DMLS machines to their Austin, TX, manufacturing facility.

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185021 Universal Diamond Cutter Blade LS Turbo Ø 125mm

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185022 Universal Diamond Cutter Blade LS H-P Ø 125mm

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          185026 Universal Diamond Cutting Disc LS-Turbo Ø 180mm        
185026 Universal Diamond Cutting Disc LS-Turbo Ø 180mm

185026 Universal Diamond Cutting Disc LS-Turbo Ø 180mm

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          185027 Universal Diamond Cutting Disc LS H-P Ø 180mm        
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          Color Shift Earrings        

When I saw these laser cut wood pieces at the craft store, I knew they would make the perfect earrings! I love big earrings, and these are made of wood, so even though they are large, they are very light. And with a few coats of color shift paint, they look like they are made […]

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          We hope you use Schedulefly less, not more, over time        
When I watched this "60 Minutes" report on how major technology companies are using their knowledge of brain science to try to keep us staring at our phones as often as possible, it made me cringe. They are trying to cause us to be addicted to our phones and the applications we use on them.

But it makes sense. When you use most consumer-oriented software applications, you aren't the customer. The customer is the advertiser, and you are the audience. They want your to be looking at your screen, and therefore their ads, as often and for as long as possible. So the smart people who understand brain science and the dopamine rush you get when you check your phone and see "Likes" on your posts, or texts sent with lasers, are trying to keep you connected at all times. The more time you spend on their applications, the more money they make from the advertisers hoping to sell you things.

When you use Schedulefly, you are the customer. We don't have advertisers, and we never will. We don't want you to be on Schedulefly all of the time. Rather, we hope it's a quick, easy tool that sits in the background of both your phone and your mind. It's there to do it's job and make it fast and easy for you to do what you need to do, and then get out of the way. We don't want managers' "eyeball time" to increase over time, we hope it decreases. We hope we make restaurant scheduling take very little time so they can focus on personal interactions with their staff. We don't want staff to check Schedulefly constantly so we can "deepen user engagement." We hope they get what they need quickly so they can get on with life and have time to do the things they enjoy outside of work.

We don't have any brain science experts on our team, working to use your brain chemistry to alter your behavior. We're just a small team of five folks who hope we make life easier for you. That has always been the case and it always will be.

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          I miss Apple's fantastic mechnical keyboards...        
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          Mixed Media Scripture Painting - Print Mounted on Wood - Numbers 6:24-26 by DebbieSaenz        

35.00 USD

This is a print of one of my original mixed media scripture paintings of God's Blessing which I mounted on a block of 3/4" wood. I embellished it with a beautiful satin bow. The detail of the lace is delicate with a dimentional look.

To create the original, I used scrapbook papers, acrylic paint, and inks to collage the background then I hand painted the verse and added lace and pink trim along the top.

This would make a perfect baby shower, new baby, graduation, Baptism, Confirmation, birthday, or anyday gift...

Details:
7 1/4" x 9 1/3"
This is a professional laser print on heavyweight acid-free paper and mounted on wood.
I sand the edges of the wood then paint them pink, mount the image, sand off the remaining paper, inked the edges, added a texture medium to bring depth and interest (Glossy brush strokes). It's totally sealed with a non-yellowing, water resistant, UV Protective Varnish. Embellished with a beautiful satin bow.

No frame is needed and will arrive ready to hang.

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Please, remember that this image is copyrighted & not to be reproduced for any purpose without express permission from the artist. Purchase of this print does not transfer any image rights. Thank You so much :)


          Shine Chandelier Print Mounted on Wood by DebbieSaenz        

30.00 USD

This fun and vibrant inspirational piece would be an awesome addition in any room or even a college dorm room! It looks really cute on a side table or bookshelf propped up on an easel.

I mounted a high quality professional lazer print "Shine" from one of my original painting series (Believe, Shine, Trust, and Bloom), onto a piece of 3/4" smooth wood.

I painted the edges black and textured the front over the print with a texture medium to bring depth and interest (Glossy brush strokes). It's totally sealed with a non-yellowing, water resistant, UV Protective Varnish. Just lovely and bursting with color!

Details:
7 1/4" x 7 "
This is a professional laser print on heavyweight acid-free paper and mounted on 3/4" poplar wood.
I sanded the edges of the wood then painted it black, mounted the image, sanded off the remaining paper and inked the edges. The front is highly textured.
No frame is needed and will arrive ready to hang!

*I'm selling the set seperately, but if you would like to purchase the set of four together, simply send me a message and I will create a new listing with a new price of $75.00....This would make 4 really nice gifts seperately or one all together!

Also, offered in a seperate lising, I sell this series on canvas as an original painting: Believe, Shine, Trust, Bloom Painting Collage on Canvas

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          Target Audience: Animals!        
A concept recently struck me, has anyone actually made a video game whose target audience isn’t humans, but animals (or a specific kind of animal)? Of course, there are some challenges with designing a game for a non-human audience. Anyway I’m going to pick cats to target for this concept, because of the way they play with laser pointers. I haven’t actually made this because I don’t have the money, space, resources, or cats to properly test (my cats live with my parents, 3000 miles away).

Anyway the simplest setup I can think of for getting this to work requires a projector, a wall, and a camera. The camera and projector are going to be at the same spot, and the camera is going to be used to detect the cat’s motion. The simplest game I can think of for this involves a red dot moving around, avoiding the cat, and the game awards the cat a “point” every time the cat “catches” the red dot.

What is going to make the cat care about it’s score though? I know it naturally enjoys chasing red dots, but this is more important when the game gets a little more complex than this; the cat needs to know when it’s doing something right, and the rewards need to be immediate, not delayed. So, I guess have a machine that dispenses kibbles of food when the cat gets a point.

If this works, it’d be interesting to see how much more complicated you could make the game before the cat gets overwhelmed. The next step, I’d say, would be a variation on “Duck Hunt”. Have the birds fly across the screen, if the cat hits a bird, the bird “dies” and the cat gets a point. I’ve seen videos of cat’s hitting birds on a screen online, but has anyone actually made that interactive?

What about Doom? The cat wouldn’t be able to control the camera very easily (although the game could pan left and right if the cat moves to the left or right, but the cat probably wouldn’t be able to understand that). Turn it into an on rails shooter, and have the monsters die when the cat hits them. Simple, would probably be very amusing to watch and very amusing for the cat.

One last idea: Guitar Hero. There’s no way you’d get the cat to strap on a plastic guitar, but what about just hitting the notes on the wall to a rhythm? You’d probably have to remove a lot of the additional distractions on the screen, and I wonder if the cat could understand when its supposed to hit the dots to get its points. At the very least, it’d be an interesting experiment.

Oh ya and then there’s marketability. I don’t have any ideas on that one, would anyone care that much about their cats to buy them an expensive toy when a $2 laser pointer works just as well? Oh wait, some people DO do that. It’s a niche market I guess, although “Cat Plays Doom” is an instant multimillion view movie on youtube.
          The Plot of my Next Game        
In the year 30N, a child was born. His parents were hiding from the Institution, aliens who rule over the galaxy with an iron fist. Shortly after being born, their hiding place was discovered. The kid was teleported to the nearest moon base, and holographically disguised as one of the Institutionalized (colloquially abbreviated as the Ized). He was raised by them to be a fighter, not knowing the details of his human past, but programmed to learn at age 30.

One day at age 30 he was going about his normal alien business when the holograph was deactivated, and he suddenly looked like a human pig. Knowing he would be killed if he was seen by the ized, he ran into hiding trying to figure out what was going on, when a video chip implanted in his brain suddenly explained everything to him. HE KNEW WHAT HAD TO BE DONE. He needed to avenge his fallen parents. Luckily there was a gun shop nearby. He wanted the awesomater, which shot laser bullets made of explosions, but he had no money so he was given the squeaker instead, which shot airsoft pellets. It was enough to protect him until he could afford a cooler gun, or upgrade his current gun.

The first thing he needs to do is clear: get a better gun. So he decides to rob a bank, which involves a lot of stealth since he can't hurt people yet. It's an easy mission, the kung-fu training he was given as a child helped him find the safe. With a new supply of money he could finally afford a good gun that could make aliens bleed and die, and could always make money by robbing the corpses of the aliens he killed so he can upgrade and make more awesome the guns he has, or even get the awesomater.

He realized he needed some defense, so he had to go get some space armor. The only armor shop in the galaxy was in a different space system though, so he had to find his way to the nearest wormhole generator instead. It was heavily guarded by ized troops, so he had to go shooting and kung fu on them to clear a path, before entering the wormhole (when an awesome cutscene plays). He gets the armor and is now ready to infiltrate the main ized base in the garkoblurger system. Along the way he meets a sexy alien chick named Bragana with 3 giant boobs, and they fall in love and fight together for a rest of the game.

He enters the base and starts shooting, guns ablaze. Flashbacks of his mysterious childhood play as hes shooting the evil aliens. Was this right? He is faced with a tough moral decision, but decides to keep killing to avenge his real parents.

Finally he reaches the control room. But what a twist! The chief ized leader is... the ALIEN WHO RAISED HIM AS A CHILD! He says "We may have killed your real parents... but I RAISED YOU. I may not be your real father, but I acted as a father to you. Surely that means something to you?" He replies "But but... you killed them!". He is faced with a moral dilemma, before deciding to kill him. He shoots and an awesome final boss battle begins. When the alien is dead, he hits the self destruct button and he needs to escape the galaxy before it implodes in on itself. On the way out, Bragana slips and falls down. Our hero catches her, but she says it's too late for her and falls into a pit and dies. He screams "NOOOOO" but continues escaping. He gets to a spaceship, and flies it away. As he watches the galaxy implode, a single tear streams down his eye, and the credits roll.
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          Nötens högtid        
I vÃ¥r familj äter vi väldigt stora mängder nötter hela Ã¥ret runt. Det gör vi eftersom vi äter en slags "grottmänniskodiet" där ex.vis mjöl inte ingÃ¥r (och inte socker heller). DÃ¥ blir det alltsÃ¥ inte sÃ¥ mycket pasta eller bröd (somliga av oss "fuskar" pÃ¥ dieten eftersom rÃ¥g/kornknäcke är gott...  vi är inga fanatiker pÃ¥ nÃ¥t vis). Däremot blir det mycket frukt/bär, grönsaker, rotfrukter, nötter, fett och fisk/kött.

Bara ekologiskt och KRAV, om det kommer frÃ¥n djurriket (och eftersom det är djurens onaturliga mattillsatser som stÃ¥r för större delen av vÃ¥ra sjukdomar i västerlandet). OCH att vi respekterar djurens liv... Ã¥ff kÃ¥rrrs!
Mat som kommer frÃ¥n växtriket kan vi fuska med eftersom det annars blir sÃ¥ djjjj-a (ursäkta sprÃ¥ket) svÃ¥rt att handla... Joooo, det blir dyrt att äta sÃ¥ här - men samvetet känns lätt :-)


Men OJJJ... jag skulle bara visa mina fina spilkummin och fat i gammalt lergods idag, eftersom de passar så fint med nötter och så kom jag att tänka på hur svårt det är att köpa just ekologiska nötter... tsss:-)




"Spilkum" ... det är en sån där vid skål i glaserat lergods som ibland har handtag och emellanåt en sån där bred pip (som faktiskt heter "snås".... tsss:-) Och man kan också säga "spilkummin" vilket jag gör när jag menar flera stycken. Vi sitter ju inte och knäcker nötter under resten av året - men till jul känns det mysigt att göra just det, både kontemplativt och lugnande för stimmiga själar.



Kolla in den här fiiina nötknäpparen i snidat, mönstrat trä!
Lovelove!

❤

Happy 2nd advent,
och taaaack för alla rara kommentarer
ni är så fina o omtänksamma!!








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過度乾淨=自我傷害?
 
過度乾淨=自我傷害?
加拿大圭爾夫大學微生物生態學家Emma Allen-Vercoe åœ¨å°è…¸é“微生物進行了10 多年研究後指出,現代人過於注重潔淨,食物太過精細,動輒使用抗生素,這種生活方式正在損害人體內無形的微生物生態系統。
微生物是人類的盟友而非敵人
人類排泄物為研究細菌、真菌和病毒等微生物群落提供了一個窗口。Allen-Vercoe 發現,地球上最具多樣性、繁殖最密集的生態系統不在熱帶雨林中,也不在海洋中,而是在人類的腸道裡。人類“微生物”是體內數以萬億計生物體的統稱,是人類擁有健康體魄的關鍵所在。微生物做了大量有助消化的工作,更多證據還表明,其還能幫助人體抵禦哮喘、病原體、過敏、糖尿病,甚至某種形式的自閉症和癌症。
醫學界過去對它們了解很有限,其中有些種類完全不為人知。部分原因是它們很難在實驗室環境裡生存。7年前, Allen-Vercoe 用自己獲得的一筆獎金在圭爾夫大學建立了一個實驗室。研究腸道微生物的傳統方法是單個提取出來觀察,但是Allen-Vercoe 設計了“仿真腸道”,讓微生物生活在和人體內完全一樣的溫度和環境中,形成同樣的群落。“微生物跟青少年一樣,喜歡和朋友膩在一起。”她解釋說。至於它們的“食物”,自有志願者定期送上門來。
科學界對人體微生物生態系統的認識才剛剛開始。Allen-Vercoe 說,透過仿真腸道,“你可以傾聽微生物是如何交談、相處和互動的。”它們的小社會在人生病時會發生劇烈動盪。Allen-Vercoe 的研究小組試圖找出微生物和炎症、疾病的關係,並觀察藥物、荷爾蒙和食物對它們的影響。
“你惹了它,就要後果自負”
Allen-Vercoe 表示,由於無菌生活是健康生活這一觀念深入人心,現代商場貨架上充斥著琳瑯滿目的“抗菌”物品,甚至連訂書機和文件夾等辦公用品上都標有“抗菌”標籤。令人憂心的是,這樣的觀念還被帶入了普通家庭,很多孩子在成長關鍵時期根本接觸不到有菌環境。
不過, Allen-Vercoe 更為擔心的是抗生素藥品的濫用,在對圭爾夫大學300 名學生的調查中,沒有一個學生說不曾使用過抗生素。她認為,抗生素可以用來救生,但幾十年來抗生素的使用同時也削弱和破壞了體內的微生物生態環境。抗生素在殺死有害菌的同時也殺死有益菌,進而使人體更易受到梭狀芽孢桿菌等耐藥雜菌的侵入,梭狀芽孢桿菌是人類干擾微生物而把事情搞砸的典型例子,其導致的腹瀉可致命,特別是對老年患者。人體內的微生物群落越來越孱弱,肥胖、糖尿病、過敏和哮喘等疾病卻越來越常見,可能和這種改變有很大的關係。
幽門螺旋桿菌可在胃酸這樣的惡劣環境中生存,一個世紀前,曾是人類胃裡占主導地位的微生物,但最近的調查顯示,美國、瑞典和德國這3個國家的兒童中,只有不到6% 還攜帶幽門螺旋桿菌。由於幽門螺旋桿菌會增加罹患胃潰瘍和胃癌的風險,醫生們最初認為它被消滅了是件好事。但是最新研究表示,體內缺乏微生物的人更易患花粉症和其他過敏症。美國紐約大學的Martin Blaser 博士還發現,幽門螺旋桿菌的消失還影響到兩種控制食慾的激素,這也許是肥胖流行的重要原因之一。
加拿大不列顛哥倫比亞大學的Brett Finlay 教授在做小鼠實驗時發現,幼年期接受的抗生素治療會損害那些幫助免疫系統發展辨識能力的微生物。這或許可以解釋,為什麼在一歲前服用或注射抗生素過敏性哮喘的發病比例較高,這種疾病症狀便是免疫系統對無害微生物、花粉和寵物毛的過度反應。
Allen-Vercoe 目前還在和西安大略大學的同行合作研究退化性自閉症。這種自閉症通常還伴有腸炎和某些種類的細菌增生。她領導的圭爾夫大學研究小組最近還發現,結腸腫瘤中存在大量的具核棱桿菌。這是一種口腔微生物,它們在結腸腫瘤里幹什麼呢?Allen-Vercoe 正在和不列顛哥倫比亞省癌症研究所的科學家們一起尋找答案。
準媽媽們慎重選擇剖腹產
儘管科學家們不斷發現體內微生物群和疾病的潛在聯繫,但是Allen-Vercoe 提醒說,如果我們因此認為可以繼續照著目前的方式生活,然後時不時修補一下我們的微生物群就行了,這是一種短視的想法。
她強調說,必須減少抗生素和殺菌產品的使用,更好地保護人類體內的微生物生態環境。她建議產婦慎重考慮是否選擇剖腹產,因為胎兒在通過產道時從母親體液中獲得的微生物是第一批“奠基者”,它們的影響可能持續一生。
剖腹產生下的孩子更容易患哮喘、肥胖、第Ι型糖尿病。研究這些疾病的專家現在懷疑,這可能是因為他們在出生時未與產道微生物接觸。
加拿大研究表示,與自然分娩相比,剖腹產嬰兒的細菌豐富性和多樣性要低得多。歐洲和美國的研究則發現,剖腹產嬰兒體內防止過敏的腸道菌群數量明顯不足,產道細菌在懷孕期間會隨著約氏乳酸桿菌的明顯增加而改變,約氏乳酸桿菌常見於腸道,可產生消化牛奶的酶。其在產道內的存在則確保嬰兒獲得約氏乳酸桿菌並準備消化母乳。
Allen-Vercoe 建議,準媽媽們如果只是為了害怕分娩時痛苦而選擇剖腹產,那麼這選擇值得重新考慮。如果基於醫學上的需要而進行剖腹產手術,也應盡量確保嬰兒能接觸到產道分泌物。
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          Podiatrist - Golla Center for Plastic Surgery - Pittsburgh, PA        
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          LASER - SEX MÅNADER EFTER OPERATIONEN        

Igår var det dags för mig för ett återbesök på ögonkliniken för att kolla hur mina ögon mår nu, sex månader efter operationen.
Allt har läkt bra och synstyrkan är mer än 100% så allt är kanon.
Fick en hänvisning om att jag kan få lite extra torra ögonen när vintern är här och elementerna bidrar till en allmänt torrare luft inomhus. Så jag ska få fortsätta att droppa ögonen så mycket jag bara kan för att komma undan.

Personligen är jag fortfarande supernöjd och ångrar inte att jag gjort operationen. Nästa återbesökstid är i februari 2018 då det har gått ett år.


          Comment on FACT Lasercone Interview by Admin        
That is really cool Dusty. Love the way you overlaid the music - it really beat the previous effort hands down. It just shows what a little attention to post production can give you.
          Blog Post: Gotta Snatch ‘Em All        

Activision has high hopes for Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure. The company has shifted away from peripheral-based games – RIP Tony Hawk Ride, DJ Hero, and Guitar Hero – but this new title features interaction with physical objects on a smaller scale. The game utilizes little plastic figurines and incorporates them into games with a portal peripheral. Read on for what you need to know about the game.[Excerpt]

•    There will be more than 30 figurines available. Each is about two inches tall, brightly colored and brimming with detail. They aren’t poseable or articulated, but kids will probably think they’re neat. Expect to pay about $10 or less for each one.
•    Each figurine has a translucent green base, which contains an RFID chip. When it’s placed on the portal, the character is “transported” into the game, whether it’s on the 3DS, Wii, Xbox 360, or PS3. Then that character is available as a playable hero. Characters can be swapped out on the fly, and the process is pretty quick, taking around three or so seconds.
•    Characters retain their XP and items between all of the different versions of the games. You can play with a friend on their console, and then continue your adventure at home.
•    The game isn’t the same across all platforms. For example, the 3DS version is more action/platforming oriented, with an emphasis on speed. The console counterparts are more focused on exploration, action, and puzzle solving.
•    The console version has a decent variety of gameplay, and it’s what you might expect from a game geared toward younger players. It’s colorful, and the puzzles I saw centered around finding keys. Activision says other puzzles include block puzzles, puzzles with moving tumblers, and light-refraction puzzles.
•    The game encourages players to swap characters out often, with areas that are otherwise gated. Each of the critters has one of six elemental traits, so you have to have the correct one to proceed in these optional areas. Players can beat the game using the three figures that are contained in the starter pack, though they’ll have to buy at least three more to see the rest that the game offers.
•    The console versions support co-op, as well as competitive multiplayer. I saw an arena battle filled with player-activated spike traps and teleporters. Players earn XP in these modes, too.
•    The characters are diverse, which extends beyond their appearance. Each one has their own unique fighting abilities. Bash, a rock dragon, can use a 360-degree tailspin attack. Flameslinger is an elven archer who excels at ranged combat. Stump Smash is a tree who’s angry that he was partially logged and releases his frustration with hands that are like giant wooden mallets. Prism Break is a rock crystal golem who shoots lasers and can also position light-bending crystals on the ground. Trigger Happy is a crazy little critter who dual wields pistols, chucks buckets of coins at enemies, and fires gold at bad guys with a mounted turret. I didn’t see anything close to a simple palette swap in the game, which would be tremendously disappointing in a game where you’re essentially buying characters.


          Blog Post: Gotta Snatch ‘Em All        

Activision has high hopes for Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure. The company has shifted away from peripheral-based games – RIP Tony Hawk Ride, DJ Hero, and Guitar Hero – but this new title features interaction with physical objects on a smaller scale. The game utilizes little plastic figurines and incorporates them into games with a portal peripheral. Read on for what you need to know about the game.[Excerpt]

•    There will be more than 30 figurines available. Each is about two inches tall, brightly colored and brimming with detail. They aren’t poseable or articulated, but kids will probably think they’re neat. Expect to pay about $10 or less for each one.
•    Each figurine has a translucent green base, which contains an RFID chip. When it’s placed on the portal, the character is “transported” into the game, whether it’s on the 3DS, Wii, Xbox 360, or PS3. Then that character is available as a playable hero. Characters can be swapped out on the fly, and the process is pretty quick, taking around three or so seconds.
•    Characters retain their XP and items between all of the different versions of the games. You can play with a friend on their console, and then continue your adventure at home.
•    The game isn’t the same across all platforms. For example, the 3DS version is more action/platforming oriented, with an emphasis on speed. The console counterparts are more focused on exploration, action, and puzzle solving.
•    The console version has a decent variety of gameplay, and it’s what you might expect from a game geared toward younger players. It’s colorful, and the puzzles I saw centered around finding keys. Activision says other puzzles include block puzzles, puzzles with moving tumblers, and light-refraction puzzles.
•    The game encourages players to swap characters out often, with areas that are otherwise gated. Each of the critters has one of six elemental traits, so you have to have the correct one to proceed in these optional areas. Players can beat the game using the three figures that are contained in the starter pack, though they’ll have to buy at least three more to see the rest that the game offers.
•    The console versions support co-op, as well as competitive multiplayer. I saw an arena battle filled with player-activated spike traps and teleporters. Players earn XP in these modes, too.
•    The characters are diverse, which extends beyond their appearance. Each one has their own unique fighting abilities. Bash, a rock dragon, can use a 360-degree tailspin attack. Flameslinger is an elven archer who excels at ranged combat. Stump Smash is a tree who’s angry that he was partially logged and releases his frustration with hands that are like giant wooden mallets. Prism Break is a rock crystal golem who shoots lasers and can also position light-bending crystals on the ground. Trigger Happy is a crazy little critter who dual wields pistols, chucks buckets of coins at enemies, and fires gold at bad guys with a mounted turret. I didn’t see anything close to a simple palette swap in the game, which would be tremendously disappointing in a game where you’re essentially buying characters.


          Blog Post: Gotta Snatch ‘Em All        

Activision has high hopes for Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure. The company has shifted away from peripheral-based games – RIP Tony Hawk Ride, DJ Hero, and Guitar Hero – but this new title features interaction with physical objects on a smaller scale. The game utilizes little plastic figurines and incorporates them into games with a portal peripheral. Read on for what you need to know about the game.[Excerpt]

•    There will be more than 30 figurines available. Each is about two inches tall, brightly colored and brimming with detail. They aren’t poseable or articulated, but kids will probably think they’re neat. Expect to pay about $10 or less for each one.
•    Each figurine has a translucent green base, which contains an RFID chip. When it’s placed on the portal, the character is “transported” into the game, whether it’s on the 3DS, Wii, Xbox 360, or PS3. Then that character is available as a playable hero. Characters can be swapped out on the fly, and the process is pretty quick, taking around three or so seconds.
•    Characters retain their XP and items between all of the different versions of the games. You can play with a friend on their console, and then continue your adventure at home.
•    The game isn’t the same across all platforms. For example, the 3DS version is more action/platforming oriented, with an emphasis on speed. The console counterparts are more focused on exploration, action, and puzzle solving.
•    The console version has a decent variety of gameplay, and it’s what you might expect from a game geared toward younger players. It’s colorful, and the puzzles I saw centered around finding keys. Activision says other puzzles include block puzzles, puzzles with moving tumblers, and light-refraction puzzles.
•    The game encourages players to swap characters out often, with areas that are otherwise gated. Each of the critters has one of six elemental traits, so you have to have the correct one to proceed in these optional areas. Players can beat the game using the three figures that are contained in the starter pack, though they’ll have to buy at least three more to see the rest that the game offers.
•    The console versions support co-op, as well as competitive multiplayer. I saw an arena battle filled with player-activated spike traps and teleporters. Players earn XP in these modes, too.
•    The characters are diverse, which extends beyond their appearance. Each one has their own unique fighting abilities. Bash, a rock dragon, can use a 360-degree tailspin attack. Flameslinger is an elven archer who excels at ranged combat. Stump Smash is a tree who’s angry that he was partially logged and releases his frustration with hands that are like giant wooden mallets. Prism Break is a rock crystal golem who shoots lasers and can also position light-bending crystals on the ground. Trigger Happy is a crazy little critter who dual wields pistols, chucks buckets of coins at enemies, and fires gold at bad guys with a mounted turret. I didn’t see anything close to a simple palette swap in the game, which would be tremendously disappointing in a game where you’re essentially buying characters.


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          Rahasia Kehidupan Si Kaki Seribu        
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Hewan kaki seribu pejantan gunakan kakinya untuk kegiatan seksual. Yang digunakan adalah satu atau dua pasang kaki di ruas badan ke-7.

Hewan ini termasuk yang sulit diteliti karena cangkangnya keras. Tapi dengan menggunakan mikroskop pemindai laser, ilmuwan dapat melihat, bahwa kaki spesial ini bisa berubah bentuk dan fungsi jadi alat seksual.

Proses perubahan terjadi melalui beberapa tahap yang tidak sederhana. Hasil akhirnya ia gunakan untuk memegangi betinanya saat si jantan mengeluarkan sperma.

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Itulah sebabnya kaki seribu yang sudah matang secara seksual cenderung lebih langsing, karena mereka makan lebih sedikit.

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          Cara Mendaur Ulang Kertas        
Majalah Goes Green edisi November 2007 menyebutkan, 1/5 dari seluruh pohon di dunia yang ditebang berakhir menjadi kertas. Untuk membuat 1 ton kertas diperlukan 2 ton hingga 3½ ton pohon dan prosesnya membutuhkan lebih banyak air dibandingkan produk-produk lainnya. Jika pohon banyak ditebang, maka salah satu unsur pengurai gas CO2 yang semakin hari jumlahnya semakin banyak dan kini melebihi ambang batas akan semakin jauh dari keseimbangan antara pengurai dan gas yang akan diurai. 
 
Diperlukan 1 batang pohon usia 5 tahun untuk memproduksi 1 rim kertas. Limbah yang dihasilkan dari proses produksi kertas juga sangat besar, baik secara kuantitatif dalam bentuk cair, gas, dan padat, maupun secara kualitatif. Proses pembuatan kertas menggunakan bahan kimia berpotensi menjadi limbah berbahaya bagi lingkungan

Cara memilah kertas :
  1. Pisahkan kertas ke dalam tiga kelompok: kertas kantor putih, koran, dan kertas campuran warna. Kebanyakan program akan mengumpulkan tepi jalan seperti ini.
  2. Mendaur ulang semua kertas putih kantor (biasanya dari printer laser atau mesin fotokopi) bersama-sama. Pastikan untuk menghapus bungkus mereka masuk Ini adalah kelas rendah kertas dan tidak dapat didaur ulang dengan kertas kantor putih dan harus didaur ulang dengan kertas campuran warna. 


  3. Ambil koran, dan menempatkan mereka dalam kantong cokelat, yang dapat didaur ulang dengan surat kabar, atau mengikat mereka dalam bundel dengan tali (serat alami). menyisipkan iklan berwarna juga dapat didaur ulang dengan koran. Pastikan untuk menghapus pita karet, plastik dan segala sesuatu yang tidak kertas
  4. Tempatkan semua kertas warna dicampur bersama-sama. Ini termasuk apapun dari majalah ke junk mail. Staples tidak perlu dihapus. Hapus semua stiker plastik, kartu keanggotaan dan segala sesuatu yang tidak kertas.
 
 Bahan - bahan yang diperlukan untuk mendaur ulang kertas

 

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          The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger: The Praises and Criticisms        
Ever since its publication in 1951, J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye has served as a firestorm for controversy and debate. Critics have argued the moral issues raised by the book and the context in which it is presented. Some have argued that Salinger's tale of the human condition is fascinating and enlightening, yet incredibly depressing. The psychological battles of the novel's main character, Holden Caulfield, serve as the basis for critical argument. Caulfield's self-destruction over a period of days forces one to contemplate society's attitude toward the human condition. Salinger's portrayal of Holden, which includes incidents of depression, nervous breakdown, impulsive spending, sexual exploration, vulgarity, and other erratic behavior, have all attributed to the controversial nature of the novel. Yet the novel is not without its sharp advocates, who argue that it is a critical look at the problems facing American youth during the 1950's. When developing a comprehensive opinion of the novel, it is important to consider the praises and criticisms of The Catcher in the Rye.

When studying a piece of literature, it is meaningful to note the historical background of the piece and the time at which it was written. Two J.D. Salinger short stories, "I'm Crazy" and "Slight Rebellion off Madison," were published in periodicals during the 1940's, and introduced Holden Caulfield, the main character of The Catcher in the Rye. Both short stories were revised for later inclusion in Salinger's novel. The Catcher in the Rye was written in a literary style similar to prose, which was enhanced by the teenage slang of the 1950's. It is a widespread belief that much of Holden Caulfield's candid outlook on life reflects issues relevant to the youth of today, and thus the novel continues to be used as an educational resource in high schools throughout the nation (Davis 317-18).

The first step in reviewing criticism of The Catcher in the Rye is to study the author himself. Before his novel, J.D. Salinger was of basic non-literary status, having written for years without notice from critics or the general public. The Catcher in the Rye was his first step onto the literary playing field. This initial status left Salinger, as a serious writer, almost unique as a sort of free agent, not bound to one or more schools of critics, like many of his contemporaries were. This ability to write freely, his status as a nobody in the literary world, was Salinger's greatest asset. Rather than to scope inside Salinger's mind and create a grea tness for him, we are content instead to note him for what he is: "a beautifully deft, professional performer who gives us a chance to catch quick, half-amused, half-frightened glimpses of ourselves and our contemporaries, as he confronts us with his brilliant mirror images" (Stevenson 217).

Much of Salinger's reputation, which he acquired after publication of The Catcher in the Rye, is derived from thoughtful and sympathetic insights into both adolescence and adulthood, his use of symbolism, and his idiomatic style, which helped to re-introduce the common idiom to American literature. While the young protagonists of Salinger's stories (such as Holden Caulfield) have made him a longtime favorite of high school and university audiences, establishing Salinger as "the spokesman for the goals and values for a generation of youth during the 1950's" (qtd. in Davis 317), The Catcher in the Rye has been banned continually from schools, libraries, and bookstores due to its profanity, sexual subject matter, and rejection of some traditional American ideals. Robert Coles reflected general critical opinion of the author when he called Salinger "an original and gifted writer, a marvelous entertainer, a man free of the slogans and clichés the rest of us fall prey to" (qtd. in Davis 317).

Obviously, the bulk of praise and criticism regarding any novel or piece of literature will come from published critical reviews. When a novel or any piece of literature is published in the United States, critics from newspapers, magazines, and various other sources flock to interpret the book and critique its style. The same was true for Salinger's novel. Noted book reviewers from across America critiqued The Catcher in the Rye, bestowing both praise and criticism at different levels. Each reviewer commented on different parts of the novel, from Holden's cynicism to the apparently homosexual Mr. Antolini. The novel, like any other, was devoured and picked apart piece by piece. It is the role of the researcher, therefore, to analyze the various reviews and develop a clear understanding of the novel.

One of the most widespread criticisms of The Catcher in the Rye deals with the adolescence and repetitive nature of the main character, Holden Caulfield. Anne Goodman commented that in the course of such a lengthy novel, the reader would weary of a character such as Holden. Goodman wrote "Holden was not quite so sensitive and perceptive as he, and his creator, thought he was" (20). She also remarked that Holden was so completely self-centered that any other characters who wandered through the book, with the exception of Holden's sister, Phoebe, had no authenticity at all. She wrote of Salinger's novel: "The Catcher in the Rye is a brilliant tour-de-force, but in a writer of Salinger's undeniable talent one expects something more" (21). Goodman did have a point in the fact that Holden was something of an over-developed character. He described himself early in the novel, and with the sureness of a "wire recording," (Goodman 20) he remained strictly in character throughout. Salinger failed in his novel to address other characters with as much detail as Holden. This is due in part to the fact that Holden tells his own story, and also to the idea that a story told by Holden Caulfield would never describe others, as he speaks only of himself.

Reviewer James Stern of the New York Times critiqued Salinger's novel by incorporating Holden's style of speech into his review. Stern tried to imitate Holden by using short, incomplete sentences with undeveloped ideas: "That's the way it sounds to me, Hel said (a friend of the author), and away she went with this crazy book, The Catcher in the Rye. What did I tell ya, she said the next day. This Salinger, he's a short story guy. And he knows how to write about kids. This book, though, it's too long. Gets kinds of monotonous. And he should have cut out a lot about these jerks and all at that crumby school. They depress me. They really do. Salinger, he's best with real children. I mean the ones like Phoebe, his kid sister. She's a personality. Holden and little Phoebe, Hel said, they kill me. This last part about her and this Mr. Antolini, the only guy Holden ever thought he could trust, who ever took any interest in him, and who turned out queer -- that's terrific. I swear it is" (5).

Stern's goal in this review was to critique the novel for its length and its melancholy nature. He saw The Catcher in the Rye as being too depressive to be of any redeeming value to the reader. Stern did praise him, however, when he commented on Salinger's ability to write about children. Other short stories by Salinger, such as "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" and "Franny and Zooey," are also based around children and adolescents.

Some critics have argued that Holden's character is erratic and unreliable, as he possesses many of the middle-class values that he claims to reject. Later commentators, however, have praised the wry humor of the main character, his "technical virtuosity" (qtd. in Davis 318), and the skilled mockery of verbal speech by Salinger. These critics have commented that the structure of the novel personifies Holden's unstable state of mind. Alastair Best remarked: "There is a hard, almost classical structure underneath Holden's rambling narrative. The style, too, appears effortless; yet one wonders how much labour went into those artfully rough-hewn sentences" (qtd. in Davis 318).

A larger field of critics at the time of The Catcher in the Rye's publication in 1951 took a positive view of the novel. For example, Chicago Tribune reviewer Paul Engle commented that the story was "emotional without being sentimental, dramatic without being melodramatic, and honest without simply being obscene" (3). Engle also wrote of the authenticity of Holden's character, the idea that his voice was typical of a teenager, never childish or written down to that age level. He praised the book in noting that it was not merely another account of adolescence, complete with general thoughts on youth and growing up. Engle wrote: "The effort has been made to make the text, told by the boy himself, as accurate and yet as imaginative as possible. In this, it largely succeeds" (3). Engle's viewpoint is one that is echoed by many. The Catcher in the Rye is not simply a coming-of-age novel with usual twists and turns, but rather, the unique story of a unique child. It is rare to find a character, actual or fictitious, who is as dazzling and enticing as Holden Caulfield. As Engle wrote, "The story is engaging and believable . . . full of right observations and sharp insight, and a wonderful sort of grasp of how a boy can create his own world of fantasy and live forms" (3).

Generally, critics view the novel as Holden Caulfield's melodramatic struggle to survive in the adult world, a transition that he was supposed to make during his years at preparatory school. Some critics will point to the fact that Holden has flunked out of three Pennsylvania prep schools, and use it to symbolize the fact that he is not truly ready for adulthood (Davis 318). David Stevenson commented that the novel was written "as the boy's comment, half-humorous, half agonizing, concerning his attempt to recapture his identity and his hopes for playing a man-about-town for a lost, partially tragic, certainly frenetic weekend" (216). Reviewer Charles Kegel commented that the novel could be read as Holden Caulfield's "quest for communicability with his fellow man, and the hero's first person after-the-fact narration indicates . . . he has been successful in his quest" (53).

Though considered by most to be a tragedy, The Catcher in the Rye is found by some critics to be humorous, witty, and clever. The use of Chaplin-like incidents serves to keep the story hovering in ambivalence between comedy and tragedy. Whenever a character is nearing the point of no return in a Salinger piece, it is usually done by route of the comic (Stevenson 216). Other commentators have noted that much of the humor in The Catcher in the Rye comes from Holden's misconceptions about adulthood. An example is shown in Holden's relationship with an old schoolmate, Luce. Although the older man is more experienced than Holden, he is not as mature as Holden believes him to be. After an attempt at communication with Luce fails, Holden flees to Phoebe, the only person he completely trusts (Davis 318). S.N. Behrman also noted that the literalness and innocence of Holden's point of view in the face of complicated and depraved facts of life makes for the humor of the novel: haggles with unfriendly taxi-drivers, futile conversations with a prostitute in a hurry, an intellectual discussion with a man a few years older than himself, and a completely hilarious date with Sally Hayes, an old girlfriend (74). The humor in Holden's character comes from his communication with the outside world. His innocence, in my point of the view, his hunger for stability and permanence, make him both a tragic and touching character, capable of making dark activities on the surface seem hilarious and silly below.

One of the most popular means by which The Catcher in the Rye is critiqued is through the comparison of Holden Caulfield to other literary characters. The novel is often compared to traditional period literature, particularly Mark Twain's novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Both works feature naive, adolescent runaways as narrators, both commenting on the problems of their times, and both novels have been recurrently banned or restricted (Davis 318). John Aldrige remarked that both novels are "study in the spiritual picaresque, the joinery that for the young is all one way, from holy innocence to such knowledge as the world offers, from the reality which illusion demands and thinks it sees to the illusion which reality insists, at the point of madness, we settle for" (129). Harvey Breit of The Atlantic Bookshelf wrote of Holden Caulfield: "(He) struck me as an urban, a transplanted Huck Finn. He has a colloquialism as marked as Huck's . . . Like Huck, Holden is neither comical or misanthrope. He is an observer. Unlike Huck, he makes judgments by the dozen, but these are not to be taken seriously; they are conceits. There is a drollery, too, that is common to both, and a quality of seeing that creates farce" (82). It is possible, in theory, to do an entire character study comparing Holden and Huck. Both are adolescents, runaways from society, seeking independence, growth, and stability in their lives.

Another character that Holden Caulfield is compared to, though to a lesser degree than Huck Finn, is Hamlet. Like Hamlet, as Charles Kegel wrote, Holden is a "sad, screwed-up guy" (54), bothered by words which only seem true, but are really quite phony. The honesty and sincerity that Holden cannot seem to find in others he tries to maintain within himself. Holden often makes a point of using the word "really" to assert the fact that something is really so, to prove to the reader that had not become a phony himself. Holden is distressed often by the occasional realization that he too, must be phony to exist in the adult world. With regard to the insincere "Glad to've met you" formula, he comments that "if you want to stay alive, you have to say that stuff, though" (qtd. in 54-5).

It is evident by studying the reviews of The Catcher in the Rye that most critics enjoy picking apart the character of Holden Caulfield, studying his every action and the basis for that action. Reviewers of the novel have gone to great lengths to express their opinions on Salinger's protagonist. Some consider Holden to be sympathetic, others consider him arrogant, but the large majority of them find him utterly entertaining.

In her review of The Catcher in the Rye for the New York Herald Tribune, Virgilia Peterson commented on Holden Caulfield's innocence. Peterson wrote that Holden was on the side of the angels, despite his contamination by vulgarity, lust, lies, temptations, recklessness, and cynicism. "But these are merely the devils that try him externally," she wrote, "inside, his spirit is intact" (3). Holden does not tilt against the entire adult world, for he knows that some decent citizens still remain, nor does he loathe his worst contemporaries, for he often hates to leave them. Peterson commented: "For Holden Caulfield, despite all the realism for which he is supposedly depicted, is nevertheless a skinless perfectionist." In addition, Peterson wrote that Salinger speaks for himself as well as his hero when he has Holden say to little Phoebe: "I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around- nobody big I mean- except me. And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff. I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them . . . I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. . . " (qtd. in 3; Salinger 173).

In essence, Holden Caulfield is a good guy stuck in a bad world. He is trying to make the best of his life, though ultimately losing that battle. Whereas he aims at stability and truth, the adult world cannot survive without suspense and lies. It is a testament to his innocence and decent spirit that Holden wouldplace the safety and well-being of children as a goal in his lifetime. This serves to only re-iterate the fact that Holden is a sympathetic character, a person of high moral values who is too weak to pick himself up from a difficult situation.

S.N. Behrman, in his review for The New Yorker, also took a sharp look at Holden's personality. Behrman found Caulfield to be very self-critical, as he often refers to himself as a terrible liar, a madman, and a moron. Holden is driven crazy by phoniness, an idea under which he lumps insincerity, snobbery, injustice, callousness, and a lot more. He is a prodigious worrier, and someone who is moved to pity quite often. Behrman wrote: "Grown men sometimes find the emblazoned obscenities of life too much for them, and leave this world indecorously, so the fact that a 16-year old boy is overwhelmed should not be surprising" (71). Holden is also labeled as curious and compassionate, a true moral idealist whose attitude comes from an intense hatred of hypocrisy. The novel opens in a doctor's office, where Holden is recuperating from physical illness and a mental breakdown. In Holden's fight with Stradlater, his roommate, he reveals his moral ideals: he fears his roommate's sexual motives, and he values children for their sincerity and innocence, seeking to protect them from the phony adult society. Jane Gallagher and Allie, the younger brother of Holden who died at age 11, represent his everlasting symbols of goodness (Davis 317).

A quote by Charles Kegel seems to adequately sum up the problems of Holden Caulfield: "Like Stephen Dedalus of James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Caulfield is in search of the Word. His problem is one of communication: as a teenager, he simply cannot get through to the adult world which surrounds him; as a sensitive teenager, he cannot get through others of his own age" (54).

When critics consider the character of Holden Caulfield, many point to the novel's climactic scene, when Holden watches as Phoebe rides the Central Park carousel in the rain and his illusion of protecting the innocence of children is symbolically shattered. Critics regard this episode as Holden's transition into adulthood, for although the future is uncertain, his severed ties with the dead past have enabled him to accept maturity. James Bryan observed: "The richness in the spirit of this novel, especially of the vision, the compassion, and the humor of the narrator reveal a physche far healthier than that of the boy who endured the events of the narrative. Through the telling of the story, Holden has given shape to, and thus achieved control of, his troubled past" (qtd. in Davis 318).

S.N. Behrman noted in his critique of The Catcher in the Rye that the hero and heroine of the novel, Holden's dead brother Allie and Jane Gallagher, never appear in it, but they are always in Holden's mind, together with his sister, Phoebe. These three people constitute Holden's emotional frame of reference -- the reader knows them better than the other characters Holden encounters, who are generally, except for Phoebe, nonessential (71).

When asked for a final comment on the character of Holden Caulfield, John Aldrige stated that the innocence of the main character was a combination of urban intelligence, juvenile contempt, and New Yorker sentimentalism. The only challenge it has left, therefore, is that of the genuine, the truly human, in a world which has lost both the means of adventure and the means of love (130).

One of the most intriguing points in Holden's character, related to his prolonged inability to communicate, is Holden's intention to become a deaf-mute. So repulsed is he by the phoniness around him that he wishes not to communicate with anyone, and in a passage filled with personal insight he contemplates a retreat within himself: "I figured that I could get a job at a filling station somewhere, putting gas and oil in people's cars. I didn't care what kind of job it was, though. Just so people didn't know me and I didn't know anybody. I thought what I'd do was, I'd pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes. That way I wouldn't have to have any goddam stupid useless conversation with anybody. If anybody wanted to tell me something, they'd have to write it on a piece of paper and shove it over to me. They'd get bored as hell doing that after a while, and then I'd be through with having conversations for the rest of my life. Everybody'd think I was just a poor deaf-mute bastard and they'd leave me alone . . . I'd cook all my own food, and later on, if I wanted to get married or something, I'd meet this beautiful girl that was also a deaf-mute and we'd getmarried. She'd come and live in my cabin with me, and if she wanted to say anything to me, she'd have to write it on a piece of paper, like everybody else" (Salinger 198).

Caulfield's inability to communicate with others is also represented symbolically in the uncompleted phone calls and undelivered messages which appear throughout the novel . . . On fifteen separate occasions, Holden gets the urge to communicate by phone, yet only four phone calls are ever completed, and even those are with unfortunate results (Kegel 55).

The final step in the critical analyzing of The Catcher in the Rye is to look at what has occurred at or near the end of the novel. John Aldrige wrote that in the end, Holden remains what he was in the beginning- cyni cal, defiant, and blind. As for the reader, there is identification but no insight, a sense of"pathos but not tragedy." This may be Salinger's intent, as Holden's world does not possess sufficient humanity to make the search for humanity dramatically feasible (131).

Other critics, however, have taken a slightly more optimistic view of the novel's conclusion. For example, S.N. Behrman remarked that Holden knows that things won't remain the same; they are dissolving, and he cannot allow himself to reconcile with it. Holden doesn't have the knowledge to trace his breakdown or the mental clarity to define it, for all he knows is that "a large avalanche of disintegration is occurring around him" (75). Yet there is some sort of exhilaration, an immense relief in the final scene at Central Park, when we know Holden will be all right. Behrman quipped: "One day, he will probably find himself in the mood to call up Jane. He may become more tolerant of phonies . . . or even write a novel. I would like to read it. I loved this one. I mean it- I really did" (75-6). Charles Kegel wrote that Holden will not submit to the phoniness of life, but will attain an attitude of tolerance, understanding, and love which will make his life endurable. There is no doubt that when he returns home to New York, for he will return home, he will be in the mood to give "old Jane a buzz" (56).

In the end, The Catcher in the Rye will continue to be a point of great public and critical debate. One must remember, however, in the study and critique of the novel, particularly for a researcher or critic in 1996, that the story was written in a different time. If originally published today, the novel would probably create little publicity and garner only average book sales. The fact that a novel of such radical social opinion and observation was written in a time of conservatism in America made it all the more controversial. Some critics scolded the novel as being too pessimistic or obscene, too harsh for the society of the 1950's. Others, however, nominated Salinger himself as the top-flight "catcher in the rye" for that period in American history (Peterson 3). They argued that Salinger's concerns represented an entire generation of American youth, frustrated by the phoniness of the world, just like Holden was. The popularity of the novel and debate over its redeeming social value have never faltered since its initial publication, due in no large part to the fact that J.D. Salinger is now a recluse. It would be conclusive to say that critics of The Catcher in the Rye have legitimate criticisms of the novel, while advocates and supporters of the story's message also have expressed veritable praise.


Works Cited

Aldrige, John. "The Society of Three Novels." In Search of Heresy: American Literature in an Age of Conformity. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1956, 126-48.

Behrman, S.N. "The Vision of the Innocent." Rev. of The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. The New Yorker, Vol. XXVII, No. 26, 11 August 1951, 71-6.

Breit, Harvey. Rev. of The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. The Atlantic Bookshelf, Vol. CLXXXVIII, No. 2, August 1951, 82.

Davis, Robert Con, ed. Contemporary Literary Criticism. Vol. 56. Detroit: Gail Research Inc., 1989.

Engle, Paul. "Honest Tale of Distraught Adolescent." Rev. of The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger. Chicago Sunday Tribune Magazine of Books 15 July 1951, 3.

Goodman, Anne. "Mad about Children." Rev. of The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. The New Republic, Vol. 125, No. 3, 16 July 1951, 20-1.

Kegel, Charles. "Incommunicability in Salinger's 'The Catcher in the Rye'." Studies in J.D. Salinger: Reviews, Essays, and Critiques of 'The Catcher in the Rye' and Other Fiction, Marvin Laser, ed. New York: Odyssey Press, 1963, 53-6.

Peterson, Virgilia. "Three Days in the Bewildering World of an Adolescent." Rev. of The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger. New York Herald Tribune Book Review 15 July 1951, 3.

Salinger, Jerome David. The Catcher in the Rye. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1951.

Stern, James. "Aw, the World's a Crumby Place." Rev. of The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. New York Times Book Review 15 July 1951, 5.

Stevenson, David. "J.D. Salinger: The Mirror of Crisis." The Nation, Vol. 184, No. 10, 9 March 1957, 215-17.

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The above article written by by Eric Lomazoff, published at http://www.levity.com/corduroy/salinger1.htm

          ÎœÎ‘ΘΗΜΑΤΑ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΜΟΥ 2011-2012: Η ΤΕΧΝΗ ΣΤΑ ΧΡΟΝΙΑ ΜΕΤΑ ΤΟΝ Β΄ ΠΑΓΚΟΣΜΙΟ ΠΟΛΕΜΟ        
Τα Μαθήματα Πολιτισμού που για 4η χρονιά διοργανώνει το ΜΜΣΤ θα αρχίσουν την Τετάρτη 30 Νοεμβρίου 2011.




Η φετινή θεματική τους έχει ως κύριο άξονα τη Σύγχρονη Τέχνη από τις δεκαετίες 1960 και 1970 έως σήμερα, αφού προηγουμένως παρουσιαστεί το γενικό πολιτισμικό ιστορικό πλαίσιο αμέσως μετά τον Β΄ Παγκόσμιο Πόλεμο και αναδειχθούν οι επιρροές της προπολεμικής περιόδου στις μεταπολεμικές γενιές καλλιτεχνών που βρέθηκαν στην πρωτοπορία του Αμερικανικού Αφηρημένου Εξπρεσιονισμού και άλλων μορφών ελεύθερης αφαίρεσης.

Βασικό χαρακτηριστικό της δεσπόζουσας τάσης στη σύγχρονη τέχνη είναι η κατάργηση των ορίων ανάμεσα στην τέχνη και στην πραγματικότητα, στο μοναδικό και στο μαζικό, στο μόνιμο και στο εφήμερο. Η οικειοποίηση του πραγματικού χώρου με τις εγκαταστάσεις (installations) τα περιβάλλοντα (environments) και την τέχνη της γης (land art), η χρήση του σώματος του καλλιτέχνη με τις δράσεις (performances), την τέχνη του σώματος (body art) και τα επεισόδια ανοιχτής έκβασης (happenings), η μετατόπιση του πραγματικού αντικειμένου μαζικής παραγωγής από τη λειτουργική στην αισθητική χρήση, οι ψηφιακές μορφές τέχνης (new media art) με τα video, τα lasers, τα ολογράμματα, η διαπλοκή της με την επιστήμη και τις τελευταίες εξελίξεις στη βιογενετική (bio art), η έξοδος της αρχιτεκτονικής προς τις μορφές της ζωγραφικής και της γλυπτικής, με συνέπεια να μειώνεται ο ρόλος της ως κελύφους και να υπερτονίζεται η υπόστασή της ως εκθέματος, είναι βασικοί όροι της σύγχρονης τέχνης, που θα διερευνηθούν σε αυτά τα μαθήματα.

Σημαντική έμφαση θα δοθεί στην ανάλυση παραμέτρων της σύγχρονης τέχνης όπως η αισθητική και η πολιτική της διάσταση και το αίσθημα της «κρισιμότητας», η αντιπαράθεση των θεωρητικών σχετικά με τη φύση της, η θέση της στην αγορά, τα ζητήματα που θέτει σήμερα η μουσειολογία και οι μεγάλες διοργανώσεις (Biennale κ.λ.π) καθώς και το ζήτημα των ανθρωπιστικών επιστημών και της καλλιτεχνικής δημιουργίας σε σχέση με το φύλο.

Το σύγχρονο θέατρο θα εκπροσωπηθεί με δύο διαφορετικού είδους παραστάσεις και μια σχετική ομιλία ενώ το πρόγραμμα θα ολοκληρωθεί με ένα πανόραμα της σύγχρονης μουσικής στην συναρπαστική της περιπέτεια, τους πειραματισμούς, την πολυπλοκότητα και τον πλουραλισμό της.

ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑ




Με την αυτονόητη επιφύλαξη για τυχόν μικρές αλλαγές -δεδομένου ότι τα μαθήματα καλύπτουν τη χρονική περίοδο από το Νοέμβριο 2011 έως τα μέσα ή τέλη Ιουνίου 2012- το πρόγραμμα με τους διδάσκοντες έχει ως εξής:



Τετάρτη 30/11/2011, 19.00-21.00:

Πολιτισμικό-Ιστορικό πλαίσιο μετά τον Β΄ Παγκόσμιο Πόλεμο.

Αντώνης Λιάκος, καθ. Νεότερης Ιστορίας, Παν/μιο Αθηνών



Τετάρτη 14/12/2011, 19.00-21.00:

Αφηρημένος Εξπρεσιονισμός και η Νέα Αμερικανική Γλυπτική.

Μιλτιάδης Παπανικολάου, καθ. Ιστορίας της Τέχνης, Α.Π.Θ.



Τετάρτη 21/12/2011, 19.30-21.30:

Μεταμοντερνισμός και Αποδόμηση στην Αρχιτεκτονική και αλλού.

Πέτρος Μαρτινίδης, αν. καθ. Αρχιτεκτονικής, Α.Π.Θ.



Τετάρτη 11/01/2012, 19.00-21.00: Εισαγωγή στη Σύγχρονη Τέχνη. Δρασκελώντας το φράχτη: Όρια και Όροι της Σύγχρονης Τέχνης. (Μάθημα 1ο)

Αντώνης Κωτίδης, καθ. Ιστορίας της Τέχνης, Α.Π.Θ.



Κυριακή 15/01/2012, 11.00-15.00: Σπουδές φύλου και ανθρωπιστικές επιστήμες.

Ημερίδα Α.Π.Θ.

Μαίρη Μικέ, καθ. Νεοελληνικής φιλολογίας Α.Π.Θ

Κατερίνα Κίτση, επίκουρη καθ. Τομέα Αγγλικής Λογοτεχνίας, Α.Π.Θ.



Τετάρτη 25/01/2012, 19.00-21.00:: Εισαγωγή στη Σύγχρονη Τέχνη. Δρασκελώντας το φράχτη: Όρια και Όροι της Σύγχρονης Τέχνης. (Μάθημα 2ο)

Αντώνης Κωτίδης, καθ. Ιστορίας της Τέχνης, Α.Π.Θ.



Τετάρτη 01/02/2012, 19.00-21.00:

Μοντερνισμός και «Παράδοση» στη μεταπολεμική και σύγχρονη ελληνική τέχνη

Παρουσίαση βιβλίου του Αντώνη Κωτίδη, καθ. Ιστορίας της Τέχνης, Α.Π.Θ.

Εκδόσεις University Studio Press



Τετάρτη 08/02/2012, 19.00-21.00:: Δράσεις (Performance Art), Τέχνη του Σώματος (Body Art), Επεισόδια ανοιχτής έκβασης (happenings).

Ηλίας Μυκονιάτης, καθ. Ιστορίας της Τέχνης, Α.Π.Θ.



Τετάρτη 15/02/2012, 21.00: Θεατρική– μουσική παράσταση, βασισμένη στο ποιητικό έργο «Μαρία Νεφέλη» του Οδυσσέα Ελύτη.

Τμήμα Θεάτρου Α.Π.Θ. σε συνεργασία με την Πειραματική Σκηνή της Τέχνης.

Παίζουν: Έφη Σταμούλη, Δημήτρης Ναζίρης και 12 φοιτητές κ φοιτήτριες του Τμήματος Θεάτρου Α.Π.Θ. Σκηνοθετική επιμέλεια: Νικηφόρος Παπανδρέου



Τετάρτη 22/02/2012, 19.00-21.00: Εγκαταστάσεις (Installations), Περιβάλλοντα (Environments) και Τέχνη της Γης (land art).

Σωτήρης Μπαχτσετζής, ιστορικός τέχνης, Ελληνικό Ανοιχτό Πανεπιστήμιο.



Τετάρτη 29/02/2012, ώρα 19.00-21.00: Σύγχρονη Τέχνη και Διαμαρτυρία.

Στέλα Αναστασάκη, Μάρω Ψύρρα, ιστορικοί τέχνης



Τετάρτη 07/03/2012, 19.00-21.00: Τέχνη των Νέων Μέσων (New Media Art).

Αρετή Αδαμοπούλου, επ. καθ. Ιστορίας της Τέχνης, Παν/μιο Ιωαννίνων



Τετάρτη 21/03/2012, 19.00-21.00: Το αισθητικό και το Πολιτικό στη Σύγχρονη Τέχνη.

Γιάννης Σταυρακάκης, αν. καθ. Πολιτικών Επιστημών, Α.Π.Θ.



Τρίτη 27/03/2012 (Παγκόσμια Ημέρα Θεάτρου)

20.15: Το Θέατρο του παράλογου Ευγένιος Ιονέσκο.

Σάββας Πατσαλίδης, καθ. Θεωρίας και Ιστορίας Θεάτρου, Α.Π.Θ.

21.15: Θεατρική Παράσταση «Οι Καρέκλες» του Ευγένιου Ιονέσκο από την «Μεταφορική Θεάτρου». Σκηνοθεσία: Αλέξανδρος Θεολόγου.



Τετάρτη 28/03/2012, 19.00-21.00: Το αίσθημα της «κρισιμότητας» στη σύγχρονη τέχνη. Συραγώ Τσιάρα, Ιστορικός Τέχνης



Τετάρτη 04/04/2012, 19.00-21.00: Αντιπαραθέσεις στη Σύγχρονη Τέχνη.*

Πάνος Τζώνος, ομ. καθ. Αρχιτεκτονικής, Α.Π.Θ.



Τετάρτη 25/04/2012, 19.00-21.00: Τέχνη, Τεχνοεπιστήμη, Βιοτέχνη (Bio Art). *

Λία Γυιόκα, επ. καθ. Ιστορίας Τέχνης Α.Π.Θ.



Τετάρτη 09/05/2012, 19.00-21.00:

Η αγορά της Σύγχρονης Τέχνης : Ένα ελληνικό παράδειγμα.

Ματούλα Σκαλτσά, καθ. Ιστορίας της Τέχνης & Μουσειολογίας, Α.Π.Θ.



Παρασκευή 18/05/2012 (Ημέρα Μουσείων), 19.00-21.00:

Η Μουσειολογία σήμερα.

Ματούλα Σκαλτσά, καθ. Ιστορίας της Τέχνης & Μουσειολογίας, Α.Π.Θ.



Τετάρτη 23/05/2012, 19.00-21.00:

Μεγάλες διοργανώσεις σύγχρονης τέχνης (Biennale κ.λ.π.) *

Αυγουστίνος Ζενάκος, δημοσιογράφος, συνδιευθυντής της Biennale της Αθήνας



Τετάρτη 06/06/2012, 19.00-21.00: Τέχνη και Φύλο. Υπάρχει γυναικεία τέχνη;

Συζητούν οι Λήδα Παπακωνσταντίνου, καλλιτέχνιδα και Μάριος Ελευθεριάδης, καλλιτέχνης και καθηγητής της Ανώτατης Εθνικής Σχολής Καλών Τεχνών, Λιμόζ-Ομπισόν, Γαλλία με την Ευθυμία Κούντουρα, αν. καθ. Ιστορίας της Τέχνης, Α.Π.Θ.



Τετάρτη 13/06/2012, 19.00-21.00:

Η Μουσική μετά το 1945: Πειραματισμός, Πολυπλοκότητα, Πλουραλισμός και Επιστροφή στην Παράδοση.

Γεώργιος Ιούλιος Παπαδόπουλος, Δρ. Ιστορικής Μουσικολογίας, University of Washington



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Φέτος για όλη τη σειρά –εμπλουτισμένη και με τις διαλέξεις- το κόστος συμμετοχής διαμορφώνεται σε ένα σύνολο €180 για τα μέλη και τους φίλους και €60 για τους φοιτητές και τους δημοσιογράφους.

Έτσι, χωρίς καμία έκπτωση στην ποιότητα του προγράμματος αλλά με επίγνωση των δυσκολιών της εποχής, το κόστος ανά μάθημα είναι περίπου κάτι λιγότερο από €10 για τα μέλη και τους φίλους και περίπου €3 για τους φοιτητές και τους δημοσιογράφους.



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          Friday’s Featured Sermon: “Marks of a Faithful Church”        

Without a doubt, the question we receive most frequently at Grace to You is, “How do I find a good church in my area?”

Locating a faithful, biblically sound church is a struggle most believers face at one time or another in their lives. Sometimes it’s difficult to even know what to look for in the first place.

Compounding the problem significantly, too many Christians put their own tastes, interests, and preferences first in the search for a church. They draw all sorts of unnecessary and unbiblical lines regarding issues of secondary importance, if that. But the measure of the church has nothing to do with style—it’s a question of substance.

In his sermon, “Marks of a Faithful Church,” John MacArthur highlights several attributes and qualities that signify a faithful church. Reflecting on his shared history with the congregation, John considers the foundational convictions that have guided his ministry and grounded the life of the church. In that regard, these ecclesiastical attributes make up the criteria for gauging the health and faithfulness of a church.

Without spoiling his full list, here are some excerpts. With regard to the value of doctrinal clarity, John says:

I remember years ago doing a series on Ephesians 6 on the sword of the Spirit. . . . “the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God” [Ephesians 6:17]. And you say, “Well boy I’ve got the sword. I own a Bible.” You can own a million Bibles and not have the sword. It’s not having a Bible that equips you to fight the spiritual war. You can’t fight it with the Bible. You have to fight it with the theology that’s in it. Do you understand that? Having the sword is not a matter of owning a Bible. It’s a matter of knowing the content of it so that whatever comes your way, whatever temptation, whatever attack, whatever issue comes your way you can go directly to the Word of God and you can say, “This is the mind of Christ, this is the truth,” and with that you are armed.

Another criterion John highlights is the importance of personal holiness within the congregation. On the need for discipline in the church, he says: 

Judgment begins with the household of God. Listen, the Lord is disciplining His church. Revelation 1 says He’s moving in His church, and the image there—His eyes are like lasers penetrating to see the reality of what’s going on in His church. And His feet are like blazing, burnished bronzed or brass as He goes through His church inflicting whatever chastening He needs on those that sin. Personal holiness is critical.

I’m not talking about false piety. Nothing is more noxious to God than false spirituality, superficiality. I’m not talking about legalism. I’m not talking about external kind of things. I’m talking about the heart. Isaiah 66, to whom does the Lord look and whom does He seek? He who has a contrite spirit and “trembles at My Word.” He wants humility; He wants virtue in His church.

If you’re looking for a new church, or if you simply want to biblically evaluate the one you’re currently attending, “Marks of a Faithful Church” is an excellent place to start.

To listen to “Marks of a Faithful Church,” click here.

       

          Market Insight: Optoelectronics Market Globally Grow at a CAGR of 16.84% by Revenue During the Forecast Period 2017-2021        

Global Internet of Things (IoT) Market in Healthcare Sector 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years.

Pune, Maharashtra -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/09/2017 -- Optoelectronics Market research report provides granular analysis of the market share, segmentation, revenue forecasts and geographic regions of the market. Optoelectronics Market report 2017-2021 focuses on the major drivers and restraints for the key players. The Optoelectronics Market research report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of Optoelectronics Warming Devices Industry.

Optoelectronics is the study of combined technology of electronic device and light. It is a sub-field of photonics. The study includes visible light as well as X-rays, gamma rays, ultra-violet (UV) rays, and infrared (IR) rays. Optoelectronic devices act as optical-to-electrical or electrical-to-optical transducers. LED, image sensors, optical switches, laser diodes, and optical isolators are some of the optoelectronics. Analysts forecast the global Optoelectronics Warming Devices market to grow at a CAGR of 16.84% during the period 2017-2021.

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The research report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global Optoelectronics industry for 2017-2021.

Key Vendors of Optoelectronics Market:

- Cree
- GE Lighting
- LG Innotek
- Lumileds Lighting
- NICHIA
- OSRAM
- Samsung
- Seoul Semiconductor
- Sony
- Samsung Semiconductor
- OmniVision
- Canon
- ON Semiconductor

Other prominent vendors

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Optoelectronics Market Driver:

- Growing adoption of LED for lighting due to government subsidies and projects undertaken
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Optoelectronics Market Challenge:

- Challenges associated with deployment of fiber optics
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Optoelectronics Market Trend:

- Upcoming technological trends in LED
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- Optoelectronics Market in Americas
- Optoelectronics Market in APAC
- Optoelectronics Market in EMEA

The report provides a basic overview of the Optoelectronics industry including definitions, segmentation, applications, key vendors, market drivers and market challenges. The Optoelectronics Market analysis is provided for the international markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status

Through the statistical analysis, the report depicts the global Optoelectronics Market including capacity, production, production value, cost/profit, supply/demand and import/export. The total market is further divided by company, by country, and by application/type for the competitive landscape analysis.

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Key questions answered in Optoelectronics Market report:

- What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
- What are the key market trends?
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- Exhibit 01: Product offerings
- Exhibit 02: Impact of drivers
- Exhibit 03: Impact of drivers and challenges
- Exhibit 04: Key countries in each region
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- Exhibit 06: Global Optoelectronics Market shares by geographies 2021
- Exhibit 07: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2017

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          Future Imperfect: Death Ray on Coral Island        
For years, one of the most famous Chinese science fiction stories was written by a prominent archaeologist. Tong Enzheng’s story features some nakedly propagandistic dialogue awkwardly shoe-horned into its forty-some pages, but the author suffered greatly during the Cultural Revolution and eventually went into semi-self-imposed exile after the Tiananmen Square crack-down. The film adaptation produced during the early Deng years is considered the very first Chinese science fiction film (numero uno), but it won’t do much to burnish Tong’s literary reputation with contemporary viewers. Still, you can’t deny the spectacle of Hongmei Zhang’s Death Ray on Coral Island when it screens during MoMA’s ongoing film series, Future Imperfect: The Uncanny in Science Fiction.

Working on an unspecified Pacific Rim location off the Mainland, Prof. Zhao’s Chinese research team makes a breakthrough in the development of their atomic battery. Just as they start to celebrate with an evening of foxtrot ballroom dancing, the respected chairman of the supposedly humanitarian Venus research foundation starts sniffing around. Despite his reputation, he is actually the front man for a foreign power. Since Coral Island was produced in 1980, his shadowy patron has a conspicuously Russian name.

Unbeknownst to the now-murdered Zhao, the Venus Foundation first arranged for his mentor Hu Mingli to be committed to a mental asylum and then fooled him into believing they were his benefactors when they facilitated his release. Under the assumed name of Dr. Matthews, he has been working on a powerful laser weapon in their secret lab. Guess where its located. Somehow, Prof. Zhao’s foreign-born, ethnic Chinese assistant stumbles across Coral Island in his efforts to bring the murderers to justice. However, it will be Hu who saves Chen by zapping a hungry shark with a laser in what might be the single nuttiest scene ever realized with absolutely no ironic winking.

If Coral Island’s narrative sounds haphazard and unwieldly, it’s because it is. There is no question this is the kind of movie you want to go into with a few wingmen, like Crow and Tom Servo. Yet, the seemingly random plot points pale in comparison to the “white-face” actors playing the Venus bad guys in whitening makeup, prosthetic noses, and impossibly red wigs. What would the Social Justice Warriors say? Regardless of racial politics, it is an indescribably bizarre sight to take in.

Yet, we have to give Zhang Hongmei credit for framing some striking images—particularly the exteriors of the prison-like asylum (talk about projection, the old sanitarium functioning as a dungeon for political prisoners was a mainstay of both Soviet and Maoist Communism). His color palate is also surprisingly bright and groovy. Frankly, this film could pass for a product of 1969 or 1972, well before its 1980 release. Yet, it is the weird little details, like the ballroom dancing and the period trappings that inspire such nostalgia, such as the enormous floppy disks that really make Coral Island so much fun. In fact, the film is far less didactic than the story is reported to be.

MoMA is not sure, but this could be the film’s American premiere. You need to see it to believe it and even then, you will hardly believe your eyes. However, expectations must be kept low with respects to all the things we usually expect from movies. Recommended for its historical significance and unintentional camp factor, Death Ray on Coral Island screens again this Monday afternoon (8/7) as part of Future Imperfect at MoMA.
          Film Review: CYBER BANDITS (1995, Erik Fleming)        
Stars: 2.5 of 5.
Running Time: 86 minutes.
Notable Cast or Crew: Martin Kemp (WAXWORK II, THE KRAYS, of "Spandau Ballet" fame), Alexandra Paul (CHRISTINE, BAYWATCH), Adam Ant (of "Adam and the Ants," NOMADS, JUBILEE), Grace Jones (A VIEW TO A KILL, CONAN THE DESTROYER), Henry Gibson (NASHVILLE, THE 'BURBS, THE BLUES BROTHERS), James Hong (BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, BLADE RUNNER), Nils Allen Stewart (BLOODSPORT 2, FIREPOWER), Robert Hays (AIRPLANE!, CAT'S EYE, TV's STARMAN). Written by James Dale Robinson (THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN) and James Goldman (William Goldman's brother, the playwright who wrote THE LION IN WINTER, FOLLIES, and THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS––here he is credited as "Winston Beard").
Tag-line: "Welcome to cyberspace. Where danger is a virtual reality."
Best one-liner: "Strap him down, boys!" (said by Grace Jones)

In a familiar, darkened alleyway:

"What are we watching tonight?"
–"Tonight, we're going to catch a glimpse the future."
"Oh yeah?"
–"Well, take a peek, kiddo––if you can handle it. It's called CYBER BANDITS:"

Cool Cyber Dudes




Life-Size Cyber Strippers


Pocket-Size Cyber Strippers


Read-only Optical Memory

 "The future kinda looks like 1995."
–"The hell it does!"
"Is that a CD-ROM?"
–"Maybe. But what if in the future they have experimental hard drives that hold millions of terabytes of data and they happen to look like CD-ROMs?"
"Oookay. If it's gonna be watered-down cyberpunk, can we just watch BRAINSCAN instead?"
–"No. Trust me, you're gonna like CYBER BANDITS. For starters, its cast is comprised almost entirely of famous musicians and John Carpenter actors."
"Hmm. Go on."
–"Almost everyone in this film has razor-sharp cheekbones and ice-blue eyes, and it's all accompanied by aggressive house music and fusion jazz noodling. Look at this, it's just three, nearly identical, cheek-bony men staring at each other's cheekbones. It's like being held captive in a hall-of-mirrors at a German discotheque."

"Okay. Is that, um, Adam Ant?"
–"Maybe."
"Does this movie have a plot?"
"Of course it does. So there's an evil millionaire, played by Robert Hays (who played STARMAN on TV, albeit not directed by John Carpenter), who is financing a device capable of erasing your mind and trapping you in your own catatonic body in a mental hell of your own making. Essentially, it's a jumbo-sized and more malicious version of the neuralyzer from MEN IN BLACK.

He's got Joe Dante and Robert Altman-standby Henry Gibson as his top scientist on the project, too."

"So it's more of a 'Henry Gibson picture' than a 'William Gibson picture,' eh?"
–"Oh, stop. Though, I must give a special shout-out to Gibson, who simpers and leers his way through the picture with sinister refinement, like he's a 1990s Claude Rains."

Hand over the CD-ROMs if you know what's good for you

 "I do appreciate a solid Henry Gibson performance."
–"Me too, brother. Anyway, our hero is Martin Kemp (the bassist from Spandau Ballet), who's, um, a sailor on the evil millionaire's yacht."

"I feel like this character should be played by Jean-Claude Van Damme. Or at least Jean-Faux Van Bernhardt."
–"Oh, hush. So, after a torrid affair with the millionaire's girlfriend (Alexandra Paul, from John Carpenter's CHRISTINE),

Pictured: a torrid affair from the future, and not, in fact, a torrid affair from 1995.

and against the advice of his buddy, rocker Adam Ant,

You'll note that those are the Frank Lloyd Wright tiles from BLADE RUNNER in the background!

the sailor and the girlfriend decide to steal the plans to the millionaire's neural-cyber-weapon-thing and have them laser-tattooed on Kemp's back with a bunch of little 1's and 0's. (The original title of this picture was A SAILOR'S TATTOO.)

Incidentally, this is the first (but far from the last) time Martin Kemp will be strapped down to various surfaces throughout this movie.

Also, it's worth mentioning that the man doing the tattooing is James Hong (from John Carpenter's BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA)

Note his excellent fake mustache.

who, pre-tattoo, offers them a masked, flamboyant Chinese opera performance.

He was clearly having so much fun with it, that they bring him back for a post-credits scene where he performs even more Chinese opera. Take that, Marvel movies!"
"I must say, as far as MacGuffins go, a coded tattoo is not the worst idea."
–"Of course it isn't!  Didn't I tell you who wrote this thing?"
"No."
–"Two men. One is the guy who adapted THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN..."
"Ugh."
–"...and the other is the playwright who wrote THE LION IN WINTER."
"Er, what?"
–"Who incidentally is William Goldman's brother, James. However, he chose to be credited as 'Winston Beard.' Also, don't be so hard on THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN."
"I'll be as hard on it as I want. Think about it: Sean Connery had such a bad experience working on it that he retired from acting. Therefore, if not for GENTLEMEN, we may have had Connery in INDIANA JONES AND THE CRYSTAL SKULL which fundamentally would have altered its fabric, which means it might not have had Tarzan vine-swinging and CG aliens. The pity is that we'll never know."
–"Okay, that's enough out of you. I'm about to get to the best part: the millionaire has a foil––a woman who leads a rag-tag band of cyber-resistance fighters and plans to bring him down for good: ladies and gentlemen, may I present... Grace muthahfuckin' Jones."

"That's a lot of crazy-eye."
–"It's one of her specialties, as you well know. You can also see her in Christopher Lee's Cher wig from THE WICKER MAN,

shouting things like "Strap him down, boys," feeding her pet mouse to her pet snake (with an extra side of crazy-eye),

setting up a nice cyber-office on the beach (uh... what?)

and wearing really outré outfits that I guess are supposed to be camouflage,

but read more as "Cousin It at Milan fashion week."

SURPRISE––Grace Jones!

"I'm intrigued."
–"It's a lot better than it should be. I mean, Grace Jones alone––despite less than 20 minutes of screen-time––is essentially worth the price of admission. It's like a low-rent BLADE RUNNER/NEUROMANCER with big ideas, game actors, silly costumes, and an A-list soundtrack featuring songs like 'Sploosh' by Ozric Tentacles."
"Wow. I kinda miss the '90s."
–"I think you mean, 'the future'... don't you?"
          Film Review: CONGO (1995, Frank Marshall)        
Stars: 3 of 5.
Running Time: 109 minutes.
Notable Cast or Crew: Laura Linney (THE TRUMAN SHOW, TALES OF THE CITY), Dylan Walsh (NIP/TUCK, ARCTIC BLUE), Ernie Hudson (GHOSTBUSTERS, THE CROW), Tim Curry (CLUE, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW), Grant Heslov (TRUE LIES, ENEMY OF THE STATE), Joe Don Baker (CAPE FEAR '91, CHARLEY VARRICK, MITCHELL), Mary Ellen Trainor (DIE HARD, THE GOONIES), James Karen (THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD, MULHOLLAND DR.), John Hawkes (DEADWOOD, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN), Peter Jason (THEY LIVE, PRINCE OF DARKNESS), Bruce Campbell (EVIL DEAD, ARMY OF DARKNESS), Taylor Nichols (METROPOLITAN, BARCELONA), Delroy Lindo (MALCOLM X, CLOCKERS), Joe Pantoliano (MEMENTO, THE MATRIX, THE SOPRANOS), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (LOST, OZ), and a special appearance by Jimmy Buffett. Music by Jerry Goldsmith (ALIEN, GREMLINS). Edited by Anne V. Coates (LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, THE ELEPHANT MAN, OUT OF SIGHT). Based on the novel by Michael Crichton (JURASSIC PARK, ER, WESTWORLD). Screenplay by Academy Award and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley (DOUBT, FIVE CORNERS, MOONSTRUCK).
Tag-line: "Where YOU are the endangered species"
Best one-liner: "Are you serving that ape a martini?"

In a familiar, darkened alleyway:

"What are you smiling about?"
–"CONGO, man. CONGO."
"I don't get it."
–"1995 was a magical year. The stars aligned. You see, in 1993, Michael Crichton's JURASSIC PARK was a runaway hit. In 1994, Crichton's ER took television by storm. Also in 1994, THE LION KING became the highest-grossing animated film of all time.  Therefore, a Michael Crichton action-adventure piece, featuring a character named "Dr. Ross" (though here, it's Laura Linney, not George Clooney), involving prehistoric creatures and African wildlife should have been the blockbuster of the year... Yes, indeed, the stars aligned on behalf of CONGO. But they did not create box office gold. No, they aligned to give us a cyborg gorilla named "Amy" who wears a No Fear backpack. And I'm more than okay with that."

"This looks like a tough sell to me."
–"Aren't you always claiming to be an intellectual?"
"I don't really see how that pertains–"
–"Don't you enjoy the dramatic word, courtesy of Academy Award, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley?"
"Sure, but–"
–"Then buckle up, cause Shanley has brought an advanced toolbox of dialogue-writin' skills, and he's not afraid to use 'em. You like alliteration? You got it, brother.

There were plenty of other ways to put that potted pleasantry, but none had the proper pithy, pompous pizazz."
"Okay, you can stop."
–"They're a regular Tracy and Hepburn over here. 'Are you a pound of sugar?'"

'No, babe, I'm a primatologist.' Are you taking notes?"
"I'll not have you poking fun at a giant of the American stage on my watch."
–"I'm not poking fun. I'm praising him. For instance, only a giant of the American stage could imbue a speech about monkeys in heat with such fluency and pop-culture poetry..."




"What's going on here? Is that Ernie Hudson? What are you trying to do to me?"
–"I'm not trying to do anything. Ernie Hudson, however, is trying his damnedest to save this picture. And, somehow, with his jocular demeanor and that measured twinkle in his eye––he almost succeeds.

As the dashing freelance adventurer 'Munro Kelly,' he uses Cary Grant-inspired over-enunciation and Clark Gable-ish flair to saturate the film with old Hollywood flavor.

Don't you just want to hang out with Ernie Hudson? Maybe he deserves a spin-off film that doesn't traffic in 3-D glasses and cyborg gorillas."

"Tell me there are good action sequences, at least."
–"I think any '90s action-adventure film is defined by its setpieces. Who can forget the storm drain chase from TERMINATOR 2, the hospital climax in HARD BOILED, the Keanu vs. Swayze foot race in POINT BREAK...? Well, in CONGO, who can ever forget the heart-stopping hippo-attack scene?"


"Okay."
–"Or this setpiece, which is almost a shot-for-shot remake of the Xenomorph perimeter attack scene from ALIENS, complete with automated gun turrets that are dangerously low on ammo?"





"So you've amply demonstrated CONGO's mediocrity. So what? I'm fairly certain everyone knew that already. Now you're just slandering John Patrick Shanley and making me feel bad for Ernie Hudson. What's the point of all this?"
–"You know me better than that. You know I devote myself to the subtle beauty of things like... Joe Don Baker screaming 'I NEED THOSE DIAMONDS!'"


"I can see that sort of thing in MITCHELL, JOYSTICKS, or CAPE FEAR '91."
–"But can you see an ape drinking a martini on a transcontinental flight?"
"Uh..."
–"Can you always see a soupçon of well-meaning-but-disappointed James Karen?"

"Well..."
–"Or Joe 'Joey Pants' Pantoliano in a silly, uncredited, Hawaiian shirt-heavy role that essentially paraphrases Hunter S. Thompson?"
"Er..."
–"Or Bruce Campbell being terrorized by a camera-angle, straight out of EVIL DEAD?"

"I must admit, I'm intrigued."
–"Good. Let me raise you one bug-eyed, unbridled Tim Curry."
"My God. Are you ser–"
–"With an inconsistent Romanian accent, no less. Perhaps you'd like to see him eating sesame cake like a boss while an uncredited Delroy Lindo vocally disapproves?"

"This movie is a veritable roller coaster of human emotion."
–"Then you'll simply love this tender moment between Whit Stillman-standby Taylor Nichols and Bruce Campbell just prior to their horrific deaths at the hands of prehistoric albino gorillas."

"I'm speechless. Does this fit into the Stillman-verse? Is it supposed to be post-LAST DAYS OF DISCO?"
–"That'll be a question for the film historians. Finally, how do you feel about journeyman character actor and eventual Oscar nominee John Hawkes showing up for one scene where his only purpose is to wake up and scream 'AHHHH!' before he expires?"

"That's not even an 'under-five,' I don't think."
–"You're darn tootin', it's not. So how do you feel about CONGO now?"
"Eh, honestly, I think I'll just stick with JURASSIC PARK."
–"Alright. I have one last concept for you to wrap your narrow mind around. What about a Laura Linney action-movie one-liner?"
"It'd have to be a pretty good one-liner. Shanley would have to bring his A-game. It'd have to be as morally complex as DOUBT, with the pastoral poignancy of OUTSIDE MULLIGAR, and the quiet desperation of PSYCHOPATHIA SEXUALIS."
–"Sure, sure. What if I told you there was a not only a Linney-zinger worthy of all that, but that it was accompanied by an albino gorilla-blasting laser gun?"
"I'd want to hear it spoken aloud."
–"Okay. So during a climactic moment of quiet desperation, mid-prehistoric-albino-gorilla-onslaught, Laura Linney brandishes a diamond-powered space laser. Ernie Hudson asks her what she intends to do about the prehistoric albino gorilla situation.

And then Linney, with a poetic sensibility worthy of the American stage that brought us Arthur Miller and Eugene O'Neill (or at least Golden Era Schwarzenegger) says:


PEWWWWWWWWWW

Now what do you have to say about that?"
"Fine. You win. We can watch CONGO."
–"That's all I ever wanted. Now how's about a double feature with another great '90s primate flick, MONKEY TROUBLE, with Harvey Keitel and Thora Birch?"
"Don't push your luck, pal."
          Nuovo Terminale di scarico Laser Stealth per Yamaha Tmax        

La Laser Exhaust, nota azienda olandese leader mondiale nella realizzazione di impianti di scarico e silenziatori per moto e scooter (attiva anche nei campionati SBK e MotoGP), ci propone la sua ultima novità: un impianto di scarico completo per uno degli Scooteroni di maggior successo sul mercato, il best seller della casa dei Tre Diapason […]

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          Nuovo Silenziatore-Scarico Laser Xtreme per Bmw S 1000 RR con Dual Sound        

Laser Exhaust, produttore olandese leader mondiale nella realizzazione di impianti di scarico e silenziatori per moto, presenta il nuovo silenziatore Laser X-Treme GP dedicato alla nuova supersportiva Bavarese che ha debuttato quest’anno nel Mondiale SBK. Un’occasione da non perdere se volete dare un look più aggressivo e una voce più “consona” alla vostra nuova BMW […]

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          O+ Xfinit Announced with 3GB RAM and LTE for P7,999        
O+ USA just revealed a new addition to its Android phone lineup.  The new phone, called the Xfinit, is a 5-inch device with a price tag of P7,999.  This puts the Xfinit in the same price range as the Asus Zenfone 2 Laser. For the above-mentioned retail price, the O+ USA Xfinit looks like a […]
          Dana Spence        
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
B.S., 1992, Grand Valley State Univ.
Ph.D., 1997, Michigan State Univ.

Solving biological problems at the molecular level with the help of novel biotechnology method development is the primary goal in the Spence group. To accomplish this goal, our group blends a variety of methods found not only in the chemical sciences, but also bioengineering, pharmacology, and physiology. Our publication record is exemplary of this broad approach to solving problems; specifically, in the past 3 years, our group has published papers in journals whose primary focus is analytical chemistry, diabetes, pharmacology, and microfluidic devices, to name a few. We employ any measurement scheme necessary to find answers and make new discoveries. Therefore, it is not uncommon for students in the Spence group to be experts in cell culture and cell preparation, but also understand the basics behind laser-induced flow cytometry, chemiluminescence techniques, or how to prepare microfluidic devices from 3D-printing technology. During the past year or so, we have also used NMR, circular dichroism spectroscopy, absorbance spectroscopy, atomic absorption spectroscopy, gel electrophoresis, HPLC, amperometry, cyclic voltammetry, and scintillation counting in our efforts.

All of the work performed in the Spence group is problem-based and hypothesisdriven. Moreover, most of our work is centered around the bloodstream and complications that arise in, or from, the bloodstream during disease onset. For example, since 2006, our group has been interested in studying C-peptide, a 31 amino acid peptide secreted from the pancreatic beta cells with insulin. Recently, our group has discovered that C-peptide demonstrates activity on red blood cells (something insulin does not do), but only when bound to zinc. We are also in the process of determining how this zinc binds to C-peptide, and if it induces structure in the peptide that subsequently leads to its binding to the red cell. Our ultimate objective with this project is to prepare a correct formulation of Zn-bound C-peptide that can be re-administered to people with Type 1 diabetes, who no longer produce C-peptide in their bodies due to beta cell destruction.

In addition to our work in diabetes, we also have recently reported findings concerning hydroxyurea, the only proven therapy for people with Sickle Cell Disease. We also dedicate resources and time to studies involving platelets for Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke. Finally, a new branch of our laboratory efforts focus on improving stored red blood cells for Transfusion Medicine. Here we are formulating new, yet simple, storage solutions for the blood cells. Preliminary evidence suggests that some of the properties of our stored red cells are as fresh on day 35 of storage as they are on day 1! We hope to continue these efforts in the next few years to improve human health.

A new technique in our group involves 3D-printing. Nearing 30 years since its introduction, 3D printing technology is set to revolutionize research and teaching laboratories. With regard to research settings, 3D printing has been limited to biomedical applications and engineering, although it shows tremendous potential in the chemical sciences. The Spence group aims to utilize 3D printing technology to help us solve the problems listed above, especially those related to cell-cell communication, blood flow, and tissue-on-chip applications.

Research currently underway in the Spence group is focused on (a) platelets, (b) sickle cell disease, and (c) stored blood, in addition to our long-standing investigations involving diabetes.

Microfluidic evaluation of red cells collected and stored in modified processing solutions used in blood banking?, Wang, Y.; Giebink, A.W.; Spence, D.M., Integrative Biology 2014, 6, 65-75. (C&E News full page story, Feb 3, 2014 issue, page 30) Evaluation of 3D Printing and Its Potential Impact on Biotechnology and the Chemical Sciences, Gross, B.C.; Erkal, J.L.; Lockwood, S.Y.; Chen, C.; Spence, D.M. Analytical Chemistry 2014, 86, 3240-3253. (Cover Article) Endothelium Nitric Oxide Production is Increased by ATP Release from Red Blood Cells Incubated with Hydroxyurea, Lockwood, S.Y.; Erkal, J.L.; Spence, D.M., Nitric Oxide 2014, 38, 1-7. 3D-Printed Microfluidic Devices with Integrated Versatile and Reusable Electrodes, Erkal, J.L.; Selimovic, A.; Gross, B.C.; Lockwood, S.Y.; Walton, E.L.; McNamara, S.; Martin, R.S.; Spence, D.M., Lab on a Chip 2014, 2023-2032. 3D-printed Fluidic Devices Enable Quantitative Evaluation of Blood Components in Modified Storage Solutions for use in Transfusion Medicine, Chen, C.; Wang, Y.; Lockwood, S.Y.; Spence, D.M., Analyst 2014, 139, 3219-3226. (Cover Article)

                  


CATHETER RESEARCH INC. 

Catheter Research Inc. (CRI) specializes in catheters and tubing, and has expanded as a developer and manufacturer of medical devices. Our goal is to provide the most cost-effective product development combined with quality OEM medical device manufacturing. ISO 13485:2003.


With complete solutions for design, development, and manufacturing processes within the medical devices industry, CRI is a leading medical product developer and manufacturer of medical devices.  CRI provides its customers with unbeatable service, excellent quality control and regulatory compliance. Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, CRI is a top Midwest medical device manufacturer and employs 100+ people. In 2008, CRI began the process to become an employee-owned business with a 30% ESOP acquisition. In December 2010, CRI became 100% employee owned company.


Customer Focus
CRI has a dedicated staff focused on being the internal advocates for all of our customers to ensure a high level of satisfaction. The customer service staff follows up on all customer requests for timely action and responses. All customer feedback and questions are entered into a tracking database within hours of receipt. The system includes a follow up loop and closure after the feedback is addressed. The feedback is categorized and trended for improvements and preventive measures to be put in place if needed. CRI has an annual goal of 98% on time delivery, and has met this goal consistently.


Project Management

CRI has an excellent track record with project management. Each new customer is assigned a dedicated project manager, to ensure effective and timely communication. This includes operating to a plan and schedule, with reporting on deliverables and budget attainment. Project Management is used for new design, design changes and manufacturing transfer programs.

  • Device Review
  • Document Review
  • Manufacturing Transfer
  • Inventory Transfer
  • Inventory Control
  • Project Cost Estimates
  • Budget & Delivery Tracking

Quality Tools and Regulatory Excellence

CRI has developed and implemented a state of the art Quality Management System, combining both simplicity and regulatory compliance. This system includes a Quality Manual consisting of only 3 pages, which is the road map for all of our employees to follow, to stay on track within the system. You will find this roadmap hanging in all areas, as a quick reference to procedural guidance. The document numbering system is designed to allow for quick retrieval and reference to quality procedures, manufacturing and inspection procedures, work instructions and forms. All new hires at all levels receive FDA QSR (GMP) and ISO13485:2003 training within their first week, ensuring critical requirements are understood. This training is repeated quarterly to re-emphasize critical objectives.
  • Fully integrated ERP system
  • Risk management
  • Fully compliant calibration and preventive maintenance system
    • Includes all fixtures and tooling
    • Equipment
    • Gages
    • Scales
    • Dispensing apparatus
  • Six Sigma and lean methodologies
  • Statistical sampling techniques - AQL, C=0, etc.
  • Process capability measurement - Cpk, Ppk, etc.
  • Process validations (IQ/OQ/PQ)
  • Sterilization Validations (ETO / Gamma)
  • Cost containment
  • Design control & documentation
  • Process yield / defect analysis
  • Process control (SPC)
  • Project Management
  • Formal corrective / preventive action
  • Material traceability systems
  • Precision measuring gages
    • Microscopes
    • Micrometers (digital / laser)
    • Pin gages, block gages
    • Calipers
    • Profile projector
    • Instron tensile and compression tester
    • Tubing burst test systems - high pressure
    • Pouch burst testers
    • Leak testing equipment
    • Other various precision gages
Engineering and Design

CRI’s engineering department offers an extensive and diverse background in all phases of engineering design and development.  We specialize in medical device disposables, from concept stage through final Medical Packaging and distribution, with 80% of our business being contract manufacturing of Medical Disposables and other devices. We focus on design for manufacturability, with emphasis on creating repeatable, controlled processes and high functioning devices for our customers.  Our internal areas of expertise include:

  • Ultrasonic welding
  • RF welding
  • Plasma treatment
  • Pad printing
  • Heat forming
  • Balloon bonding
  • Insert molding
  • UV / CA & solvent bonding techniques
  • Swaging
  • Medical Packaging
  • Sterilization validations
  • Tooling for high volume throughput
Supply Chain Management

CRI's supply chain management is designed to manage and control the most difficult piece for anyone's business. Controlling quality, delivery and responsiveness at the supplier level is not only critical, but is becoming the primary focus for all regulatory bodies, including FDA and ISO13485:2003. Our innovative process provides for excellence to meet not only the regulatory requirements, but to ensure customer's needs are met consistently. This includes a comprehensive feedback system for suppliers and partnering with suppliers for combined excellence and rewards.
  • Focus on economic order quantities based on price, delivery and storage costs.
  • Minimal obsolescence with excellent communication to customers.
  • Change management agreements including multiple department approvals at critical suppliers.
  • Utilizing MRP system for ensuring on time deliveries to meet customers due dates.
Fulfilment and Distribution 

  • Negotiated tariffs with multiple freight companies
  • Goal is 100% fill rate with 98% on time delivery
  • Annual re-negotiation process with freight companies to keep costs down
  • 99.9% accuracy in shipping and customer documentation
  • 99.9% damage free shipments 
Extrusion
CRI has implemented an extrusion and tubing line for flexible PVC, single lumen, medical Tubing; with a focus on quality and short lead-times.
CRI is committed to the highest quality medical tubing and strong customer service.  We have invested in state-of-the-art extrusion and tubing manufacturing equipment to insure a “robust” extrusion process and we have a highly skilled and dedicated extrusion team.
Let CRI assist you with the production of plastic tubing and extrusion that will meet your exact requirements and exceed your expectations.
Our capabilities include:

  • Quality System compliance to: FDA QSR 21 CFR Part 820 and ISO 13485, 2003
  • Flexible Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Extrusion
  • Medical Tubing 
  • Gas Sampling Lines
  • High Volume Extrusion
  • Diameter Ranges: .040 ID and .750 OD
  • Installation Qualifications (IQ)
  • Operational Qualifications (OQ)
  • Performance Qualifications (PQ)
  • Reeled (coil) Tubing
  • Cut-to-Length
  • Precision Tolerances
  • Short Lead-times
  • Closed-looped Measurement System
  • In-process & Final Inspection
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
 Manufacturing and Transfers


CRI takes a team approach to transferring manufacturing lines into our facility. We assign a dedicated Program Manager at the start, to ensure all deliverables are documented and tracked. We focus on improving process and product during the transfer, resulting in lower costs and improved quality. CRI also minimizes the effort for our customers, making transfers seamless and smooth.
  • Class 8 cleanroom facility
    • 1920 square feet
    • ISO certified
  • Controlled environment
    • all production working areas
  • Lean manufacturing
    • maximizing customer value while minimizing waste
    • resulting in lower and controlled costs
      • Evaluate all aspects of process
      • Eliminate non-value added steps
      • Minimize process steps
      • Less human efforts, less space, less cue times, less waste, less inventory
      • Single piece flow
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          DARPA planning to implement laser weapons to jets        
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DARPA is planning on implementing laser weapons that are liquid cooled on jets. These highly precise weapons called High Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System (HELLADS) could be the future of air supremacy, targeted strikes, and defense against missiles and rockets.

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          Green Light Laser        
Prostate problems can strike men at all ages, basically though, the bulk of men have a tendency to be over sixty five years old. There are plenty of given hypotheses as to why men get this cancer and hypotheses supporting claims.

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Diet is a crucial factor, a fat rich diet increases the possibilities of getting prostate cancer, particularly animal fats. However case research has demonstrated that other various fats found in our everyday food can be linked to prostate problems, including that of vegetable fats. On the upside however there are foods that we can introduce mor strongly into our typical diet to decrease our risks. A higher intake of tomatoes for instance has been shown to have positive results, Vitamin D and soy intake in addition has been linked to claims of decreasing your risk. But, as with any claim, they are currently being studied and many trials and experiments will be needed before any solid cases and treatments can be derived from these.
Additionally, another characteristic idea that has popped up has been the nature of your ethnic background ; typically african-american and latino men have a higher likelihood of developing prostate trouble than of Caucasian men. As with, Asian and local American citizens, being the most unlikely to develop prostate cancer.
Another 3rd, and final concept, stems from a family history of prostate trouble. Research has demonstrated that people with direct relatives in the family that have developed cancer are at a higher risk of developing it themselves, particulary pops or bros. However many factors could cause such developments, such as mutations in genes are known to initiate growths. Men who carry the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 could have doubled their risk of developing prostate cancer. Men with raised levels or testosterone are also likely targets of this cancer, so, it is often advisable to be checked up.

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          Get Bikini Wax at Home with The Home Salon        
Bikini wax and the Taboo

We are funny people. It is ok for us to throw waste and chatter loud at public places but talking about pubic health is such a taboo! Yes, it is still ok to shower profanities on its name in public or giggle over the pubic-ry [joke son pubic] but talking about its health or well-being is such a hush affair. Time to break some senseless taboos!

One such Taboo is Bikini wax!

I can see some of you closing this window by the mere mention of or some of you hiding you're reading the screen for "your eyes only lest they judge you" exclusivity. While some of you giving a damn to such taboos and continue reading it. I am proud of you and myself too.

Hell, I am shy but not ashamed to say that I have got the Bikini wax done. 


Bikini Wax and the Horror stories

I have heard so many horrors of Bikini wax including the tearing pain and the embarrassment while not able to oppress your painful screams at the salon. It was a play of such stories and may be my lack of need of getting one [even when I was getting married] probably refrained me from trying it out. Well, I am no beach babes either and before you judge me, I am very much fussy about my overall hygiene including "that"-that area that many of we girls refrain from talking. I have tried hair removal creams among others but never a bikini wax. Told ya, I am not a beach babe that I have to flaunt myself too hard to get more Instagram likes. 

Jokes apart, being a beauty enthusiast and a blogger who like to keep her updated with all good things possible in the world of beauty and health, I have finally decided to try this "highly talked about but in hush tone" treatment but only at the comfort of my home.

Getting a Bikini Wax with The Home Salon 

One of the biggest apprehension associated with getting a bikini wax is the social taboo attached with going to salons. Well, that is no more a taboo with the advent of professional home beauty services like the "Home Salon" which provides a highly professional and well-organized beauty bespoke services at the comfort of your home.

Why Home salon?

You must be wondering why? Well, for a simple reason. I have originally booked them for a hair spa and mani-pedi session at home. I was attended by two lovely professionals who did a good job of pampering me with an eloquent manicure, pedicure and hair spa at the comfort of my home. I absolutely loved their professional approach. They came dressed in clean and neat work attire. They carried their own equipment and products including the bowls to fill water for the manicure. I will tell more on this at the later part but first, let us talk about the experience.




Notwithstanding the natural pain that one undergoes in this process, my overall experience was a decent one. The beautician made me feel at ease and answered all my queries patiently. We spoke at length about the process in India including why people opt for laser treatments. I will talk about the pre-requisites and care terms on a different post, here's why I recommend The Home Salon-

1) Thorough professionals and trained staff to attend to your beauty needs

2) Ease of Booking: You can book via their website or calling their numbers-

3) Hassle free booking: One call and my requirements were sorted.

4) Efficient pre and post service support

5) Clean and branded products and tools

6) No post service mess up: The beauticians bring all the products including the disposable sheets for the service. Their work is clean and they do not leave any residue on your floor or sofa post the beauty service.
7) Cost Effective: A lot of doorstep beauty brands charge you a premium of serving you at home. However, I found the rate card at "The Home Salon" pretty reasonable without compromising on the service standards. 

One of the beautiful things about The Home salon is their vast range of services. You can book one appointment with all the different services you need and relax.

I have also availed a very soothing hair spa and a refreshing Pedicure and Manicure at home. Contrary to popular notion, it was hassle free and mess free. The beautician helped me clean and shape my nails so beautifully that I cannot resist doing Instagram stories on them. Follow me @ektakhetan on Instagram for more such stories





Do I recommend them? Yes, Absolutely! 

The Home Salon is one of the best options for bespoke beauty service at home. Check out the vast range of service they offer and Go Book you one today.

All the best! Do share your "The Home Salon" Experience with me in the comment box below or email at hautekutir@gmail.com. Who knows one of you can win a surprise from me :)

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          Let There Be Light! Lasers May Make Your Flu Vaccine More Effective        
Researchers from Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center in the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Division of Infectious Diseases report that pre-treating the site of a flu vaccine jab with an infrared laser may boost the body’s immune response against influenza. The study involved mice, but the results hold promise for people, say the scientific team, who have also tested the idea in a small number of people. In their study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, the researchers treated mice with a one-minute dose of near-infrared laser light before inoculating them with the H1N1 flu vaccine and found that the animals showed stronger immune system activity and survived longer after being infected with potentially lethal doses of flu than the animals who didn’t receive the light treatment. The lasers boosted the vaccine’s effectiveness by up to 100-fold by activating dendritic cells, which are responsible for recognizing pathogens like viruses and alerting the immune system to defend against them. (MORE: How To Find The Right Flu Vaccine) Many vaccines against different infectious diseases currently use chemicals or biological agents to get the same immune-boosting effect — it’s a way to prime the immune system to respond to the incoming influenza antigens and generate antibodies against them. However, some people develop  reactions such as soreness or inflammation to these additives, so many flu shots don’t contain them, which lowers their effectiveness. It’s possible, say the study authors, that laser light could work as a replacement to such adjuvants — without the side effects. “We discovered that low-power near-infrared laser light effectively and reproducibly increases vaccine efficacy as well as currently approved adjuvants and is effective for influenza vaccination,” said senior author Dr. Mark Poznansky, the director of the MGH Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center in a statement. So far the researchers have only looked at the effect of lasers in tandem with the flu vaccine, but they believe the approach could also be used to enhance the effectiveness of other vaccines such as those against malaria and polio.
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          Re: Petit Computer        

Wow, this forum has pretty much died :( But, I am still working on PTC stuff because apparently, SmileBASIC is coming "2015". I need to maintain my skills anyway, so I'm working on a Pokemon clone (though with like 8 pokemon and a region with a total of about 3 towns. But I plan to make the post game good enough that I can overlook the quality of the game. Perhaps even with local multiplayer (though that would be really annoying, and I don't know anyone with petit computer.)

EDIT:
Alright, so this post is completely unrelated to what I'm about to say, but I didn't want to double post, SO, here we go. I released my first PTC game! Though it is just to see if the editor I found online worked, I didn't choose a piece of complete crap, rather a game that is actually good with poor visuals and very few lines of code. Here is the link to the petit computer wiki site that it is on: http://petitcomputer.wikia.com/wiki/Laser! Go here for the download. It is a game. About dodging lasers. I'll add more lasers, but for now it only has one laser on the screen, so it isn't that difficult to avoid, but if you want to increase your score, you must collect coins. This is where dodging is hard, as controlling your x puts you at higher risk to be shot. Just play it and see what I mean. I'll now release stuff, but from what I've heard, SmileBASIC is coming out soon! https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/AYMHAAACAAADVHkZOfthPQ


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          Goodbye Cellulite!        

Is your cellulite giving you sleepless nights? Do you cringe when your girl pals plan a sea side vacation? You are worried about those ugly dimpled bumps and lumps on your thighs when you slip into the bikini? Fret not, help is at bay! Cellulite is a free-floating fat cells or normal fat that deposits under the skin. It is commonly found in areas like thighs, legs, stomach and buttocks, caused when fat deposits of these areas push and distort the connective tissues beneath skin. Cellulites are not harmful, it also doesn’t mean one is overweight but spotting cottage cheese skin may not be a pretty sight for most women. Unfortunately, even thin people can have it. Cellulite could also be due to poor diet, fad dieting, genetics, skin thickness, slow metabolism, hormonal changes, dehydration, total body fat and lack of physical exercise. Instead of going under the knife or embracing laser we suggest a few good home remedies to smoothen and tone the area and bid farewell to the nasty cellulite. 1. Coffee Scrub Coffee can work wonders for cellulite. A scrub made out of ground coffee can improve blood circulation and provide exfoliation too. The amount of caffeine in the coffee can help tighten the skin making cellulite fade away. You can make a scrub by mixing coffee grounds, sugar and olive or coconut oil and scrub away using firm pressure for fine skin. You may do this thrice a week for good results. 2. Coffee Wrap Do this wrap therapy twice a week for results. You may take half cup ground coffee and extra virgin olive oil and merge into a paste. Heat this mixture for a few seconds and apply the warm mixture over the cellulite and cover it with a plastic wrap. Leave it on for half an hour before rinsing with warm water. 3. Coconut Oil
 This oil is excellent for skin inside out, it provides moisture and improves skin’s elasticity. You can massage the cellulite area with coconut oil as it helps decrease cellulite to a major extent and smoothens it as well. 4. Juniper Oil Massage Juniper has detoxifying properties and reduces fluid retention. You can mix about 16 drops of juniper oil with ¼ cup of olive oil and massage the mixture on the area for a few minutes. Doing this twice a day will give you good results. 5. Apple cider vinegar
 This one is a magic potion. Apple cider vinegar has minerals, potassium, magnesium and calcium that helps in flushing out toxins and water retention in the body. You can take one part apple cider vinegar with two parts water and a spoon of honey, mix it all up and massage this mixture on the cellulite. Leave it on for about half an hour and rinse. 6. Olives
 Olive oil for meals and same for the body topically? Olive oil is a natural emollient that provides a long lasting shield of moisture to keep skin smooth and supple and helps in cellulite control. 

7. Black Pepper 
Black pepper burns fat, stimulates circulation, increases metabolism, and flushes toxins from the body. Extract containing tetrahydropiperine has the exclusive property of enhancing dermal permeation of the natural bioactives. 8. Dry brushing This one is a rage in makeup and works for cellulite too! We are all aware dry brushing sloughs off dead skin cells and can improve blood circulation. A brush with natural bristles is all it takes meticulously in your leisure time and watch them fade over time. 9. Staying hydrated Water is no secret to healthy, firm and smooth looking skin. If you are not hydrating enough it can make cellulite appear more prominent. Drinking 12 glasses of water each day besides treating yourself to water-rich fruits like watermelons, cucumbers, apples can do the trick. 10. Massage
 Arent we all fans of therapeutic massages? Massage can be supremely relaxing, healthy and can help break the cellulite cells beneath the skin if done daily. Herbs For Cellulite A. Coleus Forskohlii
 * Coleus forskohlii herb extract is derivative of the roots of Coleus Forskohlii. Powerful herb has an active ingredient in it called forskolin conditions the skin. It dislodges fat deposits beneath the skin and improves the skin elasticity and firmness. B. Boswellia 
* Boswellia extract supplemented with boswellic acid is clinically gauged for skin firming benefit. It improves skin elasticity and is anti-inflammatory. C. Horse Chestnut
 * Extract from Horse chestnut is clinically evaluated to strengthen blood vessels. It improves blood circulation and has anti-swelling and anti-inflammatory properties and reduces cellulite spread or visibility. D. Amaranths
 * Amaranthus extract is a rich source of squalene and vitamins. It helps the skin to maintain moisture content and make skin supple and firm. Detox For Cellulite Health Expert Pia Rai says, ‘ A detox drink works tremendously. Cayenne pepper burns fat, it naturally heats up the body, increases blood circulation and boosts metabolism besides helps get rid of bad skin cells and reduce the appearance of cellulite on thighs. You can put two teaspoons of cayenne pepper powder, one teaspoon of grated ginger and fresh-squeezed juice from one lemon to a glass of warm water, mix all well and drink up twice daily for a few months. Similarly, sea weed is a natural exfoliating agent, seaweed stimulates blood circulation, improves skin texture and flushes harmful toxins from the body and reduces the appearance of cellulite. For this you can take five tablespoons of ground seaweed, one-fourth cup each of sea salt, extra-virgin olive oil, a few drops of any kind of essential oil and mix it all up. Massage this mixture on the affected area for a few minutes before your shower. Do it once daily for a weeks to see a difference.’

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          Loot! The Gen Con 2013 Report        

Loot!


This year I brought home a veritable dragon's horde of stuff. It's so much stuff it needs CliffsNotes so here's the short version: 

I got three new games, Star Wars Edge of the Empire RPG, Outbreak: Undead RPG and Shadows of Esteren RPG. We expanded our collections for other games, including Monsterpocalypse, Dust Tactics, Classic Battletech, Battletech A Time of War RPG, Pathfinder RPG, Call of Cthulhu LCG, and A Game of Thrones LCG. I got a limited edition copy of the new rules for Shadowrun RPG, and the quick-start preview rules of Call of Cthulhu RPG 7th edition. The core rule book for 7th ed. comes out this spring. For Desi I brought home a huge Squishable Cthulhu plushy, a zombie t-shirt, a Gen Con hoodie, Shadowrun bag, and a couple of patches, but her big haul was a collection of steampunk accessories that should pretty much complete her steampunk costume. I got a selection of dice to even out my collection from the bulk bins the last two years, even more Hirst Arts molds than I got last year, a GMing book, a few miniatures, the dice cup I've been after for a couple of years, and some Gen Con 2013 swag.

Detailed list below, which is mostly for my own benefit, but you can check it out if you really want.

Gen Con 2013 Report

The big, bold, headline highlight from Gen Con 2013 would be, "Shadows of Esteren Is Awesome!" The subtitle would be, "I wish Desi had been able to share it with me."


Shadows of Esteren
Shadows of Esteren is a dark, gritty, role playing game with elements of horror, steampunk, and Mideval fantasy. It's a new game, or at least the English translation is new, and it wound up winning a bunch of awards Friday night. When I bought the first book Friday afternoon, however, I'd never heard of it. I bought Book 0-Prologue on a whim because the vendor put another book I bought in this great big bag, and I felt like I had to get something else. Less than an hour later I'd gotten all three books, the Game Leader Kit and the set of map tiles that went with the intro adventure.


When I came back for my book, they invited me behind the table for this photo op. The guy next to me is the lead developer and the guy in the foreground is the lead illustrator.
The Shadows of Esteren booth after ENnies

You see, just around the corner from where I'd bought the first book I found the booth with the whole Shadows of Esteren team talking to people. These were the authors, illustrators, artists, designers and translators. They are all French, and only one of them spoke decent English. I talked to him first. He explained the whole thing to me through a thick French accent, but I got the gist. As he talked I grew convinced Desi would love this game. He described it as a mashup of Game of Thrones, steampunk, and Lovecraft. Perfect.

My table for Shadows of Esteren
I bought it all up, and set out to find someone running it. By some miracle I managed to get into a game Saturday afternoon even though the ENnies had elevated its profile and there were a bunch of generic-holding players in line ahead of me. It was even more luck that I got what turned out to be the best possible GM (called a Game Leader in SoE). The adventure was scary, paranoia-inducing, and atmospheric, drawing on Alfred Hitchcock for inspiration. One of our party nearly lost an eye to the birds. It also had cultists that you might find in a Call of Cthulhu scenario. It was every bit what the creators promised. Not only was Amanda Stewart, the game leader, spectacular, so too were the other players at the table. We actually did some role playing and played our characters, and I think we all did it well. SoE is a high lethality game, and none of our characters died, which was as good as a win. 


Original art and inscriptions from the creators of the game.
To top it all off, I left book 1 with the SoE team overnight and when I picked it up the next day the illustrator had drawn some original art on the inside title page and everyone had signed it. I now have a one-of-a-kind copy of the game.


Will Call area Wednesday evening
Beyond SoE, however, Gen Con was a decidedly mixed bag for me this year. On the one hand, I did something I never do--the whole "shop 'till you drop" thing--which you can tell just by looking the rundown of loot. I brought home more stuff than I have ever done. On the other hand, Desi wasn't there. Desi's doctor said the noise and stimuli of Gen Con would be too much too soon after her concussion, so she couldn't go. It figures that the one time Desi gets all of the craft-type activities she wanted, a couple of which she's wanted to do for years, is the one she has to cancel. We got a refund on the event tickets, but the $74 badge was non-refundable at that point. Bummer.

One of my Shadowrun games
Desi's special activities were just about the only thing we had luck getting when registration opened. I got one ticket to one Shadowrun CMP event, and that was it. On the other hand, we (it was still we, then) got our ideal hotel, the Downtown Marriott. Having that hotel is just soooo nice. I went back to the room between just about every event, before the vendor hall so I didn't need to carry my gaming equipment through cramped isles, and after the vendor hall so I didn't have to lug my (often weighty) purchases to my next game. I got to lay down on the bed in the quiet for a few minutes, and slash water on my face. Plus, and I can't stress the importance of this, I didn't have to use the public restrooms in the convention center.

Everything was like that, back and forth, good and bad in more or less equal measure.

Dealer/Vendor Exhibit

A booth Desi would have liked in the exhibit hall
A booth I liked in the exhibit hall
I spent more time in the dealer hall than ever. Every day I went for more than an hour. Each previous year we'd start off trying to see everything, and then run out of time, abandon our systematic approach, and fly around trying to find the stuff we were especially interested in seeing/visiting/getting, blowing by the rest. This year I think I finally managed to see everything there was to see in the vendor hall. 


Something Desi would want, and eventually bought virtually, through me
Since Desi wasn't there I had to shop for her. She actually did some of the shopping herself, vicariously, through me. With pictures, text messages and a couple phone conversations she picked out some things she wanted me to buy. The guys at the steam punk costume place were very nice about letting me take pictures and they got a kick out of the whole back and forth.

Games

Limited edition of the new Shadowrun 5e rules
I didn't have but one actual ticket for an event, but I ended up playing a few games. Firstly, the Shadowrun folks worked their tails off to fit generics into pick-up games. They short scheduled every table so they would have at least one seat of overflow for generics, and they scheduled not one, but five floating GM's to build whole tables of generics. This, they said, was a lesson learned from Origins this year, and they committed to not turning any player away. 

Stephen A. Tinner, GM to the Stars, and he ran our first ever Shadowrun game. He was one of the hard-working floating GM's this year.
That was a promise they probably regretted about Friday evening. I played two games on Thursday, but the hall was loud and I wussed out of the 8:00pm slot. I played another game Friday morning, but when I went back Friday for the 8:00pm slot they were so packed to the gills that I gave my seat up to make room for a couple that had just been introduced to Shadowrun and were eager to play. They may have been able to fit us all in if I had stayed, but it would have been grim. Their portion of C Hall was just overflowing with players and the staff had this contorted expression somewhere between cheerfullness and the edge of insanity. They deserve a lot of praise. Every Catalyst Game Labs person, be they staff or volunteer, was exceedingly nice and eager to please. 

I also played 13th Age, Outbreak: Deep Space, Shadows of Esteren, and the Walking Dead board game. That was it, really. I had made plans to play Mouse Guard that fell through, I couldn't get a seat at Star Wars: Edge of the Empire, couldn't catch drop ship into a Battletech Grinder. If I hadn't been so focused on shopping I could have played more demos in the dealer hall, and I particularly regret not taking the time to play the Battletech: Alpha Strike.

13th Age is a good game. It has good mechanics and a decent setting. I love the story-based character building aspect. However, for me it's just too much of yet another fantasy RPG. There anything so compelling about it that I would spend money on it. I can see a disgruntled Pathfinder or D&D player taking it up, though.


Christopher De La Rosa, author of Outbreak: Undead
Outbreak: Deep Space is an expansion to the Outbreak: Undead RPG. I had hopes of getting into the Outbreak: Undead game one table over, but they were full up with people holding actual tickets. Deep Space is an interesting game, and it's kind of in beta, sort of, which I guess is why the author and creator of Outbreak was our GM. That was really awesome! I only wish I'd been playing with better players. The guy on my right was a complete spazz who'd never played any RPG but Pathfinder.  Not particularly swift, he just couldn't grasp some of the mechanics and none of the spirit of the game. Plus he kept saying that he was a technical sort of player, which was patently untrue and made his assertions grating. Add to that some truly horrible luck on the dice, and the session was a grind. I want to play the game again because that wasn't a fair trial. 


Playing Shadows of Esteren was by far the best experience I had at this year's Gen Con. I hope Desi and I get a chance to play it together next year.

Detailed List

Squishable Cthulhu
12x Monsterpocalypse boosters
          - 4 of unit and monster boosters from Rise, and 
          - 2 ea. from I Chomp NY.
Q-workshop tan suede dragon dice cup
Dust Tactics P-48 Pellican
Dust Tactics Horton HO-347
Dust Tactics Operation "Icarus" Campaign Expansion
Gen Con Rolling Bag/Backpack
2x Shadowrun laser etched clipboards
Battletech laser etched clipboard
Odyssey; The Complete Game Master's Guide to Campaign Management
Outbreak: Undead (RPG game core rulebook)
Outbreak: Undead Gamemaster's Companion
Outbreak: Undead Game Master's Screen
Shadows of Esteren RPG printed FAQ
Shadows of Esteren RPG Book-0, Prologue
Shadows of Esteren RPG Book-1, Universe
Shadows of Esteren RPG Book-2, Travels
Shadows of Esteren RPG Game Leader Kit
Shadows of Esteren RPG Loch Varn Tiles
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire RPG Beginner Game box set
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire RPG Game Master's Kit
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire RPG Roleplay Dice
Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Quick-Start Rules
Monsterpocalypse I Chomp NY Strategy Guide
Battletech: A Time of War RPG Limited Edition Game Master's Screen
Battletech: A Time of War RPG Quick-Start Rules
Battletech: A Time of War RPG Companion rulebook supplement
Battletech Hexpack: Mountains and Canyons
Battletech Hexpack: Volcano
Shadowrun 5th Edition Limited Edition core rulebook
Shadowrun "Everything Has a Price" poster
Shadowrun 5e Quick-Start Rules
Pathfinder Flip-Mat: Watch Station     
Pathfinder Flip-Mat: Battlefield                   
GameMastery Chase Cards Deck (PFRPG)                   
GameMastery Flip-Mat: Pirate Island Print Edition                   
GameMastery Flip-Mat: Country Inn                   
GameMastery Flip-Mat: Urban Tavern Print Edition                   
Pathfinder Dice Set: Curse of the Crimson Throne                   
Pathfinder Dice Set: Legacy of Fire                   
Pathfinder Dice Set: Kingmaker                   
Pathfinder Dice Set: Serpent's Skull                   
Pathfinder Dice Set: Carrion Crown                   
4x Pathfinder Battles—Builder Series: We Be Goblins Pack
A Game of Thrones CCG Iron Throne Edition Legacy Pack
A Game of Thrones CCG Valyrian Edition Starter Pack
A Game of Thrones CCG Ice and Fire Premium Starter Set
A Game of Thrones LCG Defenders of the North, The Wildling Horde Chapter Pack
A Game of Thrones LCG Defenders of the North, A King in the North Chapter Pack
Call of Cthulhu LCG Sleep of the Dead Asylum Pack
Call of Cthulhu LCG Bag of Cthulhu
Battletech Behemoth Hvy. Tank
Battletech Jagatai
Gen Con 2013 2XL Dragon T-Shirt
Gen Con 2013 2XL Orc T-Shirt
Gen Con 2013 L Dragon Hoodie
Battletech 2XL Black T-Shirt
"Your Zombie Survival Plan Will Fail" woman's T-Shirt
Shadowrun Purple Cinch Bag
Steampunk derringer set
Steampunk twin knife garter holster and knives
Steampunk working wrist sun dial and compass
Steampunk goggles
Steampunk nautical spyglass
Steampunk leather gloves and holder
12x Hirst Arts Molds
2x samples of Merlin's Magic pourable castle stone
3x iron on patches (2 Cthulu, 1 Shadowrun)
Gen Con 2013 Commemorative Dice Set
Set of 4 tentacle miniatures
Bag of bulk dice (hand-picked coffee mug)
Pathfinder goblin promo mini
Pathfinder 2013 pin
Catalyst Game Labs pencil
Gen Con badge holder and 4-day badge

Pathfinder Subscription Picked Up
-Pathfinder Pawns Bestiary 2 Box
-Pathfinder Adventure Path, The Worldwound Incursion
-Pathfinder Player Companion, Demon Hunter's Handbook
-Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Demons Revisited
-Pathfinder Player Companion, Faiths & Philosophies
-Pathfinder Core Rulebook, Mythic Adventures

Dice

81 d4's
23 d6's
14 d8's
118 dice total
$0.11/die

Hirst Arts Molds

57, 58, 59, 221, 272, 301, 302, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330
          Loot! The Gen Con 2012 Report        
For some reason I posted this to Facebook last year, but it didn't make it to the blog. 





LOOT!

1. Cyberpunk Chrome rulebook (won at Basic D&D event)
2. Paranoia Big Book of Bots (bought for $1 as they were closing up)
3. Starfleet Academy fiction (won at Paranoia Trek event)
4. Kevin's d6 dice for Shadowrun
5. Dust Tactics Terrain Tile Set
6. Chessex Megamat, factory second (grid not aligned to edges)
7. Shadowrun T-shirt (we each got one)
8. Shadowrun: Runner's Black Book (signed by author)
9. Shadowrun: Core Rulebook
10. Shadowrun: Aresenal
11. Shadowrun: Street Magic
A. Gen Con 2012 t-shirts (Desi got hers, mine had to be ordered.)
B. "Cupcakes: They're what our brains taste like to zombies!" t-shirt for Desi
C. Cyberpunk hat for Desi
D. Dust Tactics expansions: Luther medium Panzer walker, Hot Dog medium assault walker, Laser Grenadiers squad, Red Devils squad.
E. Monsterpocalypse boosters (monsters and units, 4 each, I Chomp NY and Rise)
F. Battletech reference tables assortment
G. Hirst Arts molds (10)
H. Shadowrunner's Toolkit
I. Call of Cthulu Roleplaying Game (published 1999; Desi won for best roleplaying)
J. Call of Cthulu LCG (living card game)
K. Dice from a random pitcher scoop (388 dice)
L. "True Dungeon Survivor" pin
M. Red, small, d6's for Shadowrun
N. Cthulu LCG expansion packs (2)
O. Pathfinder Minitures Black Dragon (the only thing I got at the Paizo booth)
P. Commemorative Gen Con 2012 dice set (Desi had to run to get them, two sets)
Q. Shadowrun dice for Desi
R. D&D Minis assortment from Cool Stuff Inc.
S. Industrial strength superglue
T. Dice bags for Desi (one for Shadowrun d6's, one for general dice)
U. Wrap around skirt for Desi
V. Rose tinted round glasses for Kevin's cyberpunk costume
W. Battletech minis from Iron Wind Metals
X. Shadowrun Doc Wagon T-shirt for Desi
Y. True Dungeon tokens
Z. Battletech terrain tiles, Cities and Roads & Lakes and Rivers

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Got back from Gen Con 2012 yesterday and today shot the picture of the treasure hoard we hauled home. Gen Con was a lot of fun this year, in spite of Desi having and giving me a cold!

In summary: we survived the Wed. event/day I planned relatively unscathed, played the Shadowrun intro (great!), then "You Too Can Cathulu" (Desi won book for best roleplaying), Paranoia Trek XI: Reboot to the Head! (sang Journey song sock puppet karaoke as Lt. Warf), Dust Tactics (learned a bit), Pathfinder Society Special (kinda sucked), Vampire the Masquerade (Desi walked out, almost wished I had), Basic D&D in a monk brewery taken over by frog-people (fun!), True Dungeon (a lot of fun, but too expensive), and on our last day we went back for some more Shadowrun. It's our new favorite game. The GM we had was just awesome.

Glad we're home. Both rested up today and good to go. Thanks to Liz McKenna and Susan Faragher Bannon for their help with the pets while we were gone.

Hirst Arts

53, 60, 65, 66, 202, 250, 270, 300, 320, 321

Dice scoop

d20: 114
d12: 50
d10: 115 (1/10:96/18)
d8: 35
d6: 64
d4: 10


D&D Minis

Fomorian
Taer x3
Werebear
Protectar
Standard bearer
Medium Silver Deagon
Dire ape
Agent Cacalry
Bullywug Thug
Choker
Crucian
Guard of Mithral Hall
Displacer Serpent

Battletech

Chevalier Light Tank
Davion Infantry
Innersphere Battle Armor
Madcat II
Night Wolf Mech
Dragon Fire
CPLT-C4 Catapult
Uziel Mech
Rommel/Patton Tank
KGC-000 King Crab
Condor Hvy Hover Tank
          Thoughts for ArtServe Interview        
Computer interface in a shoe box.


Today I had an interview with Jennifer Baum, a writer for ArtServe Michigan. They're doing an article on the Kalamazoo Makers Guild meetup group. In preparation for our discussion Jennifer was kind enough to supply me with some topics we might discuss and I jotted down some notes while I thought about what I would say. Here are those notes and roughly what I said.
About Kalamazoo Makers Guild...

The Kalamazoo Maker's Guild is a group of people interested in DIY technology, science and design. We more or less pattern ourselves after the Homebrew Computer Club that founded Silicon Valley. Like them, our members tend to have some background in a related profession, but that's by no means a prerequisite. This group is about the things we do for fun, because they interest us, and anybody can be interested in making stuff. We meet every couple of months, report on the status of our various projects and sometimes listen to a presentation or hold an ad hoc roundtable on a topic that catches our interest. "Probably the most useful aspect of the group is that you start to feel accountable to the other members of the group and you're motivated to make progress on your project before the next meeting."

How did it get started...

When I gave up my web design business I ended the professional graphic design association I'd formed on Meetup.com, and then I had room on the service to start another group. MAKE magazine had really caught my attention. I did a few projects from the magazine and thought it would be fun and helpful to know other people who were working on the same kinds of things. The group didn't get going, though, until about 8 months ago when Al Hollaway from the       posted to an online forum about RepRap 3D printers at the same time I was building one. He wanted to meet and talk about RepRap. I told him about my Meetup group. We joined forces and here we are.

Meetup.com?

Meetup.com is a great web site because it's a web service that's all about meeting people nearby in person to share a common interest.

About membership and kinds of projects ...

The group is growing steadily now. We have twenty something members and we're seeing membership tick up at an increasing rate month to month. We have a high school student who is working designing assistive devices for the blind using sonic rangefinders, one member who last meeting showed off a prototype of computer interface built into a shoe box, and another member is on the verge of completing a working DIY Segway (the self-balancing scooter) made using a pair of battery-powered drills for motors. Al should be done with his RepRap 3D printer and I've just finished my 2nd. At least two other members are in some stage of building their own 3D printers. I'm building both a laser etcher and a 3D scanner right now, and I'm excited to start playing with the products of a couple Kickstarter projects I've backed. There are a few of us about to start building CNC milling machines, and there's been a lot of excitement in the group around the brand new, hard-to-get Raspberry Pi (a $25 computer.) Almost all the members so far have dabbled in a bit of Arduino hacking. One member is designing a flame thrower for Burning Man. Another is making a calibration device for voltage meters. So, there's a range of things going on.

Where do I see this headed....

Our approach to this group has been to learn from the mistakes other groups have made. All of the other groups I've seen in Kalamazoo start out with facilities and try to bring in members to support and justify it. Getting people to work on actual projects that interest them is something that comes later down the road. It's the, "if you build it they will come" approach. Those groups quickly get into trouble managing the building and funding, and they go away. We're coming at it from the opposite direction. We're gathering together a community of makers first, people who are already doing things on their own. Once we reach a tipping point then we'll worry about the next step, like getting a hackerspace put together. That kind of bottom-up approach is, I think, much more sustainable and durable, and it fits in with our modern culture (particularly in the maker subculture.)  It was good enough for Homebrew, so it's good enough for us.

About impact...

Silicon Valley came out of a group like this, so the potential is there for us to have a big impact on the community. Being a college town we have access to a lot of smart people, and Kalamazoo has a strong progressive, energetic, entrepreneurial vibe going on. I think what's more likely, though, is that we will have an impact in aggregate with all the other makers--groups and individuals--around the globe.

"Makers aren't just hacking new technologies, we're hacking a new economy. We're trying to figure out how to live in a world without scarcity."

The unsung official slogan of the RepRap project is, "wealth without money."

I don't know that another story like Apple is likely to happen again. Steve Jobs relied on a very traditional, very closed model for his business, as did most of the people of that era who went on to make a name for themselves in technology. The ethos of that time was centered around coming up with a big idea and capitalizing on that idea to the exclusion of the competition. It's interesting that even then this view was at odds with that of his partner, Steve Wozniak, who was content to build computers in his garage and share what he learned with his friends at Homebrew. In this way Wozniak was much more like the modern maker/hacker and is probably one of this hobby's forefathers.

Makers/hackers today are all about open-ness and sharing -- not in a hippy, touchy-feely kind of way, but in a calculated way that weighs the costs and benefits of being open verses closed. The success of Linux and the ever increasing number of open source software, and now hardware, projects has proven that there's enormous power in being open. "We tend to think that's the way to change the world."

About the Maker Movement....

I know there are a lot of people who are keen to talk about the "maker movement" but I'm not so sure that I would characterize it as a movement. If it is, then it started in the 60's with people like my dad who were HAM radio enthusiasts and tinkered around with making their own radios and antennas. I think that what we're observing and calling a movement is really an artifact of reaching the steep part of Moore's Law. Ray Kurzweil is famous for talking about this phenomenon. The pace of advances in technology is itself accelerating, it's exponential, and moving so fast now that if you're not paying close attention things seem to pop out of nowhere. For makers, technology has reached a point where Moore's Law has forced down prices and increased the availability of things that just a few years ago were far out of reach. We're just taking those things and running with it. In effect, we're just the people paying close attention.

About me...

I started college in the engineering program at WMU, but I couldn't hack it and dropped out. I went back to community college and got a degree in graphic design. In my professional life I've been paid to be a web designer, photographer, videographer, IT manager, technical document writer, photo lab manager, artist, and I've even been paid to be a poet. For fun I do all those things and also play guitar, peck at a piano, and watch physics and math lectures from the MIT OpenCourseWare web site, do exercises on Khan Academy, play board games and roleplaying games, and commit acts of crafting -- woodworking and model making. For work, I now teach at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. I've taught web design, digital illustration and this fall I'll be teaching classes in 3D modeling and 3D printing with the RepRap 3D printer I have on loan there. I live near downtown Kalamazoo with my wife and many pets, including a 23 year old African Grey parrot named KoKo.

Post interview notes...

I mentioned SoliDoodle, the fully assembled, $500 3D printer. The big hackerspace in Detroit is called i3detroit. Also, Chicago has Pumping Station: One. I'm on the forums for both and will be visiting each this summer. The presentation about 3D scanning we had was from Mike Spray of Laser Abilities. You can actually see the entire presentation on my YouTube channel. Thingiverse was the web site that I kept going on about where you can find 3D designs for printing.

          How do I buy a ticket?        
The ticket is a pdf file which can be opened with Adobe Acrobat Reader, once it is downloaded. If you do not have this program installed, you can download it for free. Once you open the file, you can print it on laser or inkjet printer on a standard A4 sheet. There is a barcode which contains all the information about your order on the ticket. At the event’s entrance a staff member will check this barcode.
          Mulher sofre infecção após fazer sobrancelha definitiva; imagens fortes        

A australiana Amanda Coats denunciou em seu Facebook um procedimento muito mal sucedido, que acabou lhe deixando marcas profundas. A mulher tatuou as sobrancelhas definitivamente, técnica muito comum no Brasil para definir o desenho da região.

“Fui fazer a sobrancelha definitiva e acabei com uma infecção severa e minha pele está descamando e meus olhos simplesmente incharam. A senhora que fez isso estava com pressa e atendendo a outros clientes ao mesmo tempo, não colocou luvas e não esteriliza o material”, disse Amanda na postagem.

Assim que notou que algo não estava bem, ela procurou ajuda da profissional Ulzii Cleveland e da clínica The Skin Care Laser, de Melbourne, porém foi ignorada. Atualmente, Amanda faz tratamentos com antibióticos e muitas vezes não consegue sair de casa por causa do inchaço nos olhos. Ela processou o estabelecimento.

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          December 8, 7 pm: Reading from St. Peter's B-List: Contemporary Poems Inspired by the Saints (Elliott Bay Books, Seattle)        
Just in time for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, I will be emceeing and reading with Lorraine HealySuzanne Paola, and Annette Spauling-Convy from St. Peter's B-List, Contemporary Poems Inspired by the Saints, a spirited and compelling poetry anthology edited by Mary Ann B. Miller and published by Ave Maria Press earlier this year.

As the title suggests, this collection focuses on contemporary responses to saints, from the well-known variety to the obscure. Speaking of  obscure, Alice Friman's contribution, "Seeing the Sights," tells of  a holy woman named Vilgefortis, Saint Starosta, aka the bearded saint:
                                                         There she is
nailed to her five-o'clock shadow. / No weeping mother. No deposition. / No miracle in the tomb. She dangles / in her side-show getup, beyond tweezers / or depilatories, electrolysis or laser, /
forty bucks a shot. Grind golden scissors, / strop a magic blade. It will do not good. This is God's hair, tough as wire, / inspired as twisted nails.

Poems by Edward Hirsch, Dana Gioia, Brian Doyle, Erika Meitner, Martin Espada, Jim Daniels, Franz Wright, Mary Karr, Kelli Russell-Agodon, Susan Blackwell Ramsey, Rebecca Lauren, Sarah J. Sloat, C. Dale Young, J. D. Schraffenberger, and many other fine poets grace these pages with tales of the forlorn to the fabulous. One of my favorites, "Shopping for Miracles: Lourdes, 1979," by Alan Bereka, gets to the root of why this is my kind of saint anthology:

I returned  to the States with a glass flask
filled with holy water which I gave 
to my mother ... she remained 
bedridden and continued to say the rosary
through her pain every day until this died.

In a similar fashion, Kelli Russell Agodon's speaker, in "Being Called Back," welcomes both the priest and the medic:

I know the priest would come,
     offer everlasting life and pray
over my body, but I'm betting

on the medic, the EMT, the blonde girl
    who works weekends at the fire station
to keep her daughter in private school. 

That this book would include poems so utterly doubting the power of faith is testament to its democratic approach, an admirable quality in a book that could have ended up being one-sided, preachy, dogmatic: too damn devout for its own good. Maybe it's that the editor knows there are saints in our malls and parking lots, staying up for us in fire stations, picking up our trash. They may never be recognized by the Catholic Church, and yet no one questions their ability to save us.

If you live in the area and want a taste of the thought-provoking poems that await you, come down to Elliott Bay Books in Seattle on December 8, at 7 pm, and listen to four contributors read their own work as well as their favorites from the book.



          Magazines that just work        
Adweek has a nice piece on how the magazine BusinessWeek appears to be thriving. It has changed its name to Bloomberg Businessweek (is that really better?) and has a newly invigorated editorial and design approach.

So far, the Bloomberg money has bought signs of life. Businessweek has bulked up to an average of 66 well-designed editorial pages that offer a level of global business coverage not found among other weeklies. Ad pages are up 21 percent year-on-year for January through July, the rate base will soon be raised from 900,000 to 980,000 (approaching Forbes’ 1,020,000), and subscriptions are up 12 percent. The magazine now loses, according to Adweek sources, between $20 million to $30 million a year. (Josh Tyrangiel Means Business -- Adweek)

Bloomberg bought the magazine from the McGraw Hill company for $1 in October 2009.

The magazine also has a respectable app for the iPad, though I suspect that its not (yet) a key part of the revived magazine's business strategy. I find their app clever, but a bit too fiddly and confusing and its not on Apple's Newsstand which suggests that Bloomberg have not yet worked out whether they see it as an integral part of a digital magazine strategy or more of a trial balloon. But the resuscitation of the core magazine is a good story for the magazine business. A new owner has been bold enough to take a fresh look at the editorial mission, has seen the need for investment in editorial content and design quality, and the magazine is a lot better than it was 2 or 3 years ago. This week it has a tremendous article on Apple's extraordinary strength in supply chain management, investment and logistics. Now that they have the core magazine working really well, they can consider how to make it a digital success.

It could be that there are a good many magazines out in the market which are suffering from tired ownership (McGraw Hill had no real rationale for owning a consumer-facing business magazine). There are some excellent editorial and content propositions that could be revived by fresh investment and owners committed to developing subscription audiences. This will become a positive story for the magazine industry in the near future as publishers realise that digital magazine audiences can be very large and can be reached very efficiently through the iPad and other web devices.
           Laser and GTAW torch processing of Fe-Cr-B coatings on steel : Part II - microstructure and hardness         
Idriss, A.N. and Mridha, Shahjahan and Baker, neville (2015) Laser and GTAW torch processing of Fe-Cr-B coatings on steel : Part II - microstructure and hardness. Materials Science and Technology , 31 (3). pp. 355-360. ISSN 0267-0836
           Investigating the effects of process variables on the residual stresses of weld and laser cladding         
Schnier, Gladys and Wood, James and Galloway, Alexander (2014) Investigating the effects of process variables on the residual stresses of weld and laser cladding. Advanced Materials Research , 996. pp. 481-487. ISSN 1022-6680
          Arheologi na sledi skriti sobi v Keopsovi piramidi        
Mednarodna skupina arheologov je s pomočjo najnovejše laserske tehnologije na sledi skrivnostni skriti sobi v notranjosti Velike piramide v Egiptu.
          How Does Acupuncture Using Lasers Work        
Acupuncture is definitely catching on in the United States Although the research that scientists think needs to be done before we can embrace the miracles this treatment has brought about hasn t happened yet many people are looking at the results others have had using it and come ..

Link to the original site


           Laser and GTAW torch processing of Fe-Cr-B coatings on steel : Part I - melt features         
Idriss, A.N. and Mridha, Shahjahan and Baker, neville (2014) Laser and GTAW torch processing of Fe-Cr-B coatings on steel : Part I - melt features. Materials Science and Technology , 30 (10). pp. 1209-1213. ISSN 0267-0836
           Laser surface modification of Ti alloys         
Baker, T.N. (2010) Laser surface modification of Ti alloys. In: Surface Engineering of Light Alloys - Aluminium, Magnesium and Titanium Alloys. Woodhead Publications, Cambridge, UK, pp. 398-443. ISBN 1-84569-537-2
           Surface engineering of Ti-6Al-4V by nitriding and powder alloying using a CW CO2 laser         
Baker, T.N. and Selamat, M.S. (2008) Surface engineering of Ti-6Al-4V by nitriding and powder alloying using a CW CO2 laser. Materials Science and Technology , 24 (2). pp. 189-200. ISSN 0267-0836
           Incorporation of 3 μm SiCp into Titanium surfaces using a 2.8 kW laser beam of 186 and 373 MJ m-2 energy densities in a nitrogen environment         
Mridha, S. and Baker, T.N. (2007) Incorporation of 3 μm SiCp into Titanium surfaces using a 2.8 kW laser beam of 186 and 373 MJ m-2 energy densities in a nitrogen environment. Journal of Materials Processing Technology , 185 (1-3). pp. 38-45. ISSN 0924-0136
           XRD and XPS studies of surface MMC layers developed by laser alloying Ti6Al4V using a combination of a dilute nitrogen environment and SiC powder         
Selamat, M.S. and Watson, L.M. and Baker, T.N. (2006) XRD and XPS studies of surface MMC layers developed by laser alloying Ti6Al4V using a combination of a dilute nitrogen environment and SiC powder. Surface and Coatings Technology , 201 (3-4). pp. 724-736. ISSN 0257-8972
           Autogeneous laser welding of dessimilar joints of stainless steel and carbon steel         
McPherson, N.A. and Chi, K. and Noriega-Martinez, I. and Baker, T.N. (2001) Autogeneous laser welding of dessimilar joints of stainless steel and carbon steel. In: Stainless Steel World 2001 , 2001-11-13 - 2001-11-15.
           Study of the surface layer formed by the laser processing of Ti-6Al-4V alloy in a dilute nitrogen environment         
Selamat, M.S. and Baker, T.N. and Watson, L.M. (2001) Study of the surface layer formed by the laser processing of Ti-6Al-4V alloy in a dilute nitrogen environment. Journal of Materials Processing Technology , 113 (1-3). pp. 509-515. ISSN 0924-0136
          Early response to ranibizumab is associated with 12-month outcome in diabetic macular edema after prior macular laser therapy        
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          Eclipse ND Fader 58mm        
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          Eclipse ND Fader 82mm        
Eclipse ND Fader 82mm

Eclipse ND Fader 82mm

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          Coleção Iódice para C&A – Peças com tecidos nobres e acessórios lindos – Veja os preços.        

A fórmula das parcerias entre as fast-fashion com grandes marcas e estilistas é sempre um sucesso de vendas. Seguindo essa linha, a Collection Iódice para C&A chega nas lojas no dia 4 de novembro prometendo trazer peças incríveis, com tecidos nobres e acessórios lindos.

Todas as peças foram desenvolvidas por Valdemar Iódice, estilista da marca, que traz sofisticação em suas peças de uma maneira leve que vai de encontro com o estilo de vida da brasileira.

Essa será uma collection com aproximadamente 30 modelos entre camisas, vestidos, saias, shorts, calças e acessórios. A coleção terá - pela primeira vez - carteiras em sua linha de acessórios.

Criada para uma mulher ousada, a Collection Iódice para a C&A aposta em tecidos mais nobres como o jacquard, crepes, neoprene e bordados em chifon. Alguns dos destaques desta coleção são os conjuntos em neoprene estampados, peças em crepe e os vestidos longos em jersey - grande diferencial da grife. As leggings ganham tecido tecnológico que modela o corpo da mulher.

Os acessórios são um show à parte, e nessa parceria com a Iódice, a C&A lança pela primeira vez uma linha de carteiras exclusivas. Serão dois modelos em preto com detalhes em branco e acabamento em metal dourado.

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As bolsas e clutches ganham modelos em couro vegetal recortado a laser e vazado, algumas com textura crôco, e outras que mesclam crocô e veludo, dando um ar sofisticado às peças, que são detalhadas por setas e correntes em dourado e grafite. Os cintos seguem a mesma tendência e arrematam os modelos midi e low marcando bem a cintura.

A linha de sapatos também é um dos highlights dessa parceria. O sapato de crocodilo meia pata promete ser um must have entre mulheres descoladas. Outra novidade dessa parceria será a sandália flat com salto médio em couro legítimo perfeitas para quem quer andar por aí com muito conforto, mas sem perder o charme. As peças ganharam aplicações de flechas douradas e fazem a diferença em qualquer look.

Nas bijuterias, a marca aposta no poder do preto com dourado, com uma variedade de colares maxi cobertos de correntes e pedras, braceletes estruturados e brincos geométricos. Destaque para o trio de anéis assimétricos em grafite.

Iódice-para-CeA precos

Foto: divulgação

Onde você encontra:
C&A

A Collection Iódice para C&A estará a partir do dia 04 de novembro nas araras das lojas selecionadas da rede C&A em todo o Brasil. Mas é possíve se cadastrar no site e participar do evento de pré-lançamento para garantir a compra antecipada. Saiba mais em: www.cea.com.br


          Laser Cut Cocktail Recipe Coasters!        
Years back, I used to throw a lot of cocktail parties.  Between myself and two good friends, we owned five cocktail shakers and 35+ martini glasses.  During the parties, we’d typically be the only three people shaking martinis for all the guests.  Though that’s awesome, it also means we missed out on much of the socializing and mingling during each party.In preparation for […]
          How To Laser Cut Really Big Halftone Photos        
Wanting to up the ante a bit after having the Makerspace laser cutter chop out hundreds of city blocks to form a big map of MKE, I decided to laser cut a  24” by 18” halftone image!  As it required the laser cutter to carve 10368 circles out of an off-yellow piece of 98 Lb […]
          Giant Laser Cut Map of Milwaukee        
I’ve been on a laser cutting kick lately.  In the last two weeks, I made 9 travel coasters, two of which feature neighborhood maps of places I’ve lived.  Though I could have just raster cut these very small coasters, generating the vector version allowed me to create this big map of Milwaukee, Wisconsin!  This wall […]
          Laser Cut Road Trip Coasters: Improved!        
I used the Makerspace 60 Watt laser cutter to make coasters that show the path of some road trips I’ve taken.  That way I can enjoy the sweet irony of sitting on my couch enjoying a tasty beverage while having thoughts of travel!  This project was somewhat inspired by mmassie’s OpenPaths Zurich vacation keep sake project. […]
          The Afternoon Sound Alternative 08-24-2016 with Tonja Loendorf        
Playlist:

Astrud Gilberto Antonio Carlos Jobim- Agua De Beber - The Silver Collection The Astrud Gilberto Album
Johnny Cash- Personal Jesus - American IV The Man Comes Around
Bjork- I Go Humble - Three
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs- No Era Para Vos - La Salvacin De Solo Y Juan
Getatchew Mekuria The Ex Friends- Ambassel - The Rough Guide To Ethiopian Jazz
- voicebreak -
Awa Sangho- Ala Ta Ye Tougnaye - The Same Heart Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Bossacucanova- Meditao feat Wanda S - The Best Of Bossacucanova
Bunbury- Corre Por La Jungla - Quiero Creedence
Jim Donovan- Oolalala - Sun King Warriors
Antonio Sanches- Pinta Manta - Space Echo
Debo Band- Kehulum Abliche - Debo Band
- voicebreak -
Srdjan Beronja- Raga Mishra Khamaj Dadra Live - The Sounds Of Varanasi
Ruth Willis- Man Of My Own - Rough Guide To Blues Women
The Railsplitters- Where You Are - The Railsplitters
Mats Wawa- Lord Business - Classics EP
Alabama Mike- Upset The Status Quo - Upset The Status Quo
Jj Thames- Leftovers - Raw Sugar
Mollie OBrien Rich Moore Brigid Moore Lucy Moore- Sister Take Me To The Shore - Daughters
Low Cut Connie- Diane Dont Point That Thing At Me - Hi Honey
- voicebreak -
Emma Louise- Talk Baby Talk - Supercry
Middle Class Fashion- 86 - III
Matt Script- If You Then I - See You Anymore
Heaven For Real- Known Steps In Directions Unknown - Kill Your Memory
Marian Hill- Wild - ACT ONE
Owen- Empty Bottle - The King Of Whys
Ruby The RabbitFoot- Wild Cherry Chapstick - Divorce Party
- voicebreak -
Bjrk- Human Behaviour - Debut
Laser Background- Slip n Slide - Correct
Mariya May- Open Up Its Cold - Call Me Back If You Can Dig The Music
Mike Adams At His Honest Weight- Bronze Worlds - Casino Drone
Michael Kamen- Brazil Geoff Muldaur - Brazil Soundtrack From The Motion Picture
The Decemberists- Calamity Song - An ITunes Session
610- Dantes World - Just The Right Amount Of Reality
Pollyn- Liars Cheaters - Distress Signals
- voicebreak -
Male Gaze- Easy To Void - King Leer
Paul Kimbiris- Home Soon - Dark Side Of Pearl
- voicebreak -
Black Black Black- Zoloft Manual - Altered States Of Death And Grace
The Claypool Lennon Delirium- Cricket And The Genie - Monolith Of Phobos
Reverend Freakchild Ramblin John Jennings- Imagine - Illogical Optimism
Sonic Youth- Wolf - Spinhead Sessions
Dinosaur Jr- Goin Down - Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not


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          â€œI can make another list because the choice is mine. A list of what to do. So I won’t be listless ever again.”        
My eye survived the laser though it felt as if something irritating were in it, something I couldn’t remove. I also had a headache, a common after-effect I was told. I took some Tylenol and had a nap. Both helped. Everything now is just fine. My other eye is scheduled for Tuesday. My neighbor is putting […]
          The Afternoon Sound Alternative 07-05-2016 with Barry Roark        
Playlist:

Suuns- Translate - HoldStill
Quantic Presents Flowering Inferno- All I Do Is Think About You feat Flowering Inferno Christopher Ellis - 1000 Watts
Can- Midnight Men - Lost Tapes Box Set
- voicebreak -
Camper Van Beethoven- Thats Enough For Me - Tusk
Camper Van Beethoven- Brown Eyes - Tusk
M83- Laser Gun - Junk M83
Tender Age- Lowers - Pdx Pop Now 2016 Compilation
Paul Simon- The Werewolf - Stranger To Stranger
James- Catapult - Girl At The End Of The World
Astronautalis- Cut The Body Loose - Cut The Body Loose
Woolfy Projections- Chameleons Tale - The Return Of Love
Greg Laswell- Watch You Burn - Everyone Thinks I Dodged A Bullet
Ryan Adams The Cardinals- Sewers At The Bottom Of The Wishing Well - IIIIV Bonus Track Version
Andy Shauf- To You - The Party
Radiohead- Identikit - A Moon Shaped Pool
The Fall- Seventies Night - A World Bewitched Best Of 19902000 Vol 2
Nada Surf- Out Of The Dark - You Know Who You Are
Into It Over It- Bible Black - Standards
Car Seat Headrest- The Ballad Of The Costa Concordia - Teens Of Denial
Malika Zarra- No Borders - The Same Heart Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Senor Blasto- Tromplomping - Tromplomping
- voicebreak -
Ben Taylor- Ohio - Song Of America
Moon Duo- In A Cloud - Shadow Of The Sun
- voicebreak -
Fruit Bats- Humbug Mountain Song - Absolute Loser
The Farm Hands- Rezo Ride - Dig In The Dirt
Luke Bell- The Bullfighter - Luke Bell
PJ Harvey- River Anacostia - The Hope Six Demolition Project
The Jayhawks- Ace - Paging Mr Proust
The Black Heart Procession- Forget My Heart - Six
- voicebreak -
Ben Harper The Innocent Criminals- Bones - Call It What It Is
Ben Harper The Innocent Criminals- Dance Like Fire - Call It What It Is
Xeno Oaklander- Topiary II - Topiary
The Walkabouts- My Diviner - Travels In The Dustland
- voicebreak -
Weird War- Ill Never Forget Whats His Name - Colonel Jeffrey Pumpernickel


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          Tomorrow and Tomorrow        
Coffee will probably be among the missing tomorrow. I’m having Laser Trabeculoplast which is more commonly done for glaucoma to relieve pressure. I had a simpler version earlier of the same thing, but it didn’t take. For 99% of the people that first procedure is enough. The doctor told me this one is more painful during […]
          The Afternoon Sound Alternative 05-30-2016 with Adam Taylor        
Playlist:

Tony Joe White- The Middle Of Nowhere - Rain Crow
13th Floor Elevators- Reverberation Doubt - Mojo Presents Paint It Black
M83- Laser Gun - Junk
Mayer Hawthorne- Breakfast In Bed - Man About Town
Roots Of Creation- A Time Will Come feat Pato Banton - Livin Free
Santigold- Cant Get Enough Of Myself feat BC - 99 Cents
- voicebreak -
Jeff Buckley- Dont Let The Sun Catch You Cryin - You And I
Ronnie Spector- Dont Let The Sun Catch You Crying - English Heart
Rooney- Why feat Soko - Washed Away
ZMEI3- Shes Gone Wild - Rough Romanian Soul
Tacocat- I Love Seattle - Lost Time
Miike Snow- Genghis Khan - Iii
Bombino- Tamiditine Tarhanam - Azel
Lucinda Williams- Its Nobodys Fault But Mine - God Dont Never Change The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson
Lukas Nelson Promise Of The Real- Something Real - Something Real
Courtney Barnett- Three Packs A Day - Good For You Milk Records Compilation
M Ward- Pirate Dial - More Rain
Patti Smith- Pumping My Heart - The Essential Patti Smith
Fela Ransome Kuti His Koola Lobitos- Everyday I Got My Blues Live - HighlifeJazz And AfroSoul
- voicebreak -
Andrew Bird- Capsized - Are You Serious
White Denim- Real Deal Momma - Stiff
Thao The Get Down Stay Down- Astonished Man - A Man Alive
PJ Harvey- Near The Memorials To Vietnam And Lincoln - The Hope Six Demolition Project
Aesop Rock- Dorks - The Impossible Kid
The Disco Biscuits- On Time feat TuPhace - Planet Anthem Deluxe Edition
Bob Mould- Voices In My Head - Patch The Sky
The California Honeydrops- A Rivers Invitation - A Rivers Invitation
Caetano Veloso Gilberto Gil- Tropiclia Ao Vivo - Dois Amigos Um Sculo De Msica Multishow Live
Willie Nelson- Summertime - Summertime Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin
Nada Surf- New Bird - You Know Who You Are
- voicebreak -
Eric Bachmann- Separation Fright - Eric Bachmann
Corinne Bailey Rae- Horse Print Dress - The Heart Speaks In Whispers
My Morning Jacket- Mahgeetah - It Still Moves Deluxe Edition
Caselangveirs- Best Kept Secret - Case Lang Veirs


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          Shadow Play        
I recently spotted these delicate laser-cut metal silhouettes on the garden wall of a museum I was visiting. I loved their subtlety and how the individual sections had been put together to create an organic shape. I suspect they will more or less disappear later in the year when the borders are in full flower, […]
          Neolight Laser Comb - How It Works?        
You can treat your scalp in just 20 minutes, 4 days a week and get the positive result when using a neolight laser comb or laser hair brush. The neolight laser comb have no sound, neolight hair laser comb light energy applied to the scalp in a gentle and nourishing that most people are relaxing and therapeutic.

The neolight laser comb uses low level laser to stimulate and awaken the scalp to provide or release of a high level of light. Cells in the scalp will then react to the light and will then penetrate the scalp tissue and increases the action that is the main carrier of all that energy from one reaction area or site to all living cells. The cells are then stimulated to absorb nutrients and get rid of the waste at a much faster rate. The neolight hair laser comb uses this energy to its full advantage and helps you out your hair problem!

          Neolight Laser Comb - About Hair Loss?        
Premature or not, hair loss can cause a lot of emotional insecurities and make you sad sometimes, for reasons known and unknown. Neolight laser hair comb can solve this problem. Reactions like panic, jealousy, and sometimes even denial and anger affect hair loss in men and women alike, but guess what neo hair comb laser light to the rescue! The emotional burden of hair loss can sometimes even attack the self-esteem and their level of play attractive.

Men may wonder if the opposite sex will consider them in the hill or too old to be attractive. Women can be jealous of their friends and acquaintances with other women, often hair thicker complete. The inner journey that begins with hair loss is a long road to be walking with their acceptance. Whether or not hair loss is treated with surgery or using a hair-replacement products, it is relevant that the person who suffered the treatment throughout the state, both mentally and physically. One way of dealing with this problem is with the neolight laser hair comb, laser comb is my hair neolight solution has definitely the best device and neolight laser hair comb is for everyone!

          Neolight Laser Comb - Can It Really Work As Good As They Say?        
Neolight Laser Comb - Can It Really Work As Good As They Say?

Is this trick of hair loss that sounds too good to be true? Maybe not. I did some research and found some interesting information about laser hair combs. Like many men of middle age, I met with thinning hair. I did not like what I was seeing in the shower drain and I wanted to do something about it. Usually not seen on the back of my head, but I've been lately.

I tried expensive shampoos and conditioners that my hairdresser talked me into it. Were a waste of money. I have not seen any results. I read an article about laser hair treatments and wanted to know more. Hairmax got a laser for home hair comb that looked really good. A bit expensive but if it works I think it's worth it.

The comb laser therapy uses low-level laser to promote hair growth. Has been tested and approved by the FDA. Laser hair therapy has been used in hair clinics around the world. The laser hair comb is a small version for home use. Use it as a comb or brush and low level built in lasers to stimulate hair follicles by increasing blood flow. Within 5 to 10 weeks time you should notice a difference in the quality of your hair strength and thickness.

Some users have claimed a 50 percent increase in their hair since they began using a laser comb. There is however one major drawback, once you stop using the laser comb or brush your hair back again to their original condition. Once you have the thicker fuller hair you were looking for maintenance is not too bad. Which are only required to use your laser hair comb 10 to 15 minutes 3 times a week to keep its new head of hair.

Find laser hair combs or laser hair brushes in stock is another thing. Seem to be popular very quickly and the cost has not stopped people from rushing out and buying one. With the cost of other hair treatments and therapy can be a great alternative. Fortunately for me and I bought one. I've only had a couple of weeks so the results are not in use the laser hair comb is very simple and I do it while watching my favorite television shows. I found it very relaxing.

          Neolight Laser Comb - Fact About Neolight Laser Comb        
Fact About Neolight Laser Comb

The neolight hair laser comb is comfortable and easy to operate and increases hair shine and vibrancy. The neolight hair laser creates thicker and fuller hair also stimulates scalp circulation, assisting in hair growth with no ill side effects. The neolight hair laser emits no heat and safe to be used in conjunction with other scalp treatments and it is designed to mimic a standard comb or brush for ease of use.



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          The Afternoon Sound Alternative 07-10-2015 with Gavin Dahl        
Playlist:

Diego Bernal Ernest Gonzales- Una Vez For It Was Told - Atonement
Lightnin Hopkins- I Cant Stay Here In Your Town - Lightnin Hopkins The Complete Aladdin Recordings
Shakey Graves- Dearly Departed feat Esm Patterson - And The War Came
Thundercat- Them Changes - The Beyond Where The Giants Roam
Sly Dunbar- Acapulco Gold - Trojan Dub Massive Chapter 1
Quitapenas- Justicia - Quitapenas
Various Artists- Nostalgia 77 Feat Alice Russell Seven Nation Army - Tru Thoughts Covered
Aloe Blacc- I Need A Dollar - Good Times
DeVotchKa- The Clockwise Witness - Live With The Colorado Symphony
Mara Hruby- Is This Love - From Her Eyes
Outkast- Wheelz Of Steel - ATLiens
Gabriel Teodros Airme- Stay Present - Children Of The Dragon
Black Sheep- Without A Doubt Instrumental - Single
Ana Tijoux- La Nueva Condena - 1977
The Very Best- Kanyale - Makes A King
Brownout- Tell Her Shes Lovely - Aguilas And Cobras
The Upsetters- Lovers Skank Spanglers Cap - Trojan Dub Massive Chapter 1
Courtney Barnett- Kims Caravan - Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit
Hanni El Khatib- Melt Me - Moonlight
Epicenter- Get Off The Phone - Wheedles Groove Seattle Funk Modern Soul Boogie Vol II 19721987
William Bell- Private Number feat Judy Clay - The Complete Stax Volt Soul Singles Vol 2 19681971
Daedelus- LA Nocturn Eliot Lipp Remix - Friends Of Friends Remixed
Lapalux- We Lost - Lustmore
Half Color- Drifter - Dream Season EP
AnTenNae- Take A Stand Instrumental - Acid Crunk EP 7
Sister Rosetta Tharpe- Jericho - Verve Remixed The First Ladies
Kill Paris- Baby Come Back kill Paris Remix - Kill Paris
Flume- Holdin On feat Freddie Gibbs - Flume Deluxe Edition
Monk- L - Brownswood Electric 4
BLewis- Tribe ft Cam Nacson - Single
Fetty Wapp- Trap Queen Autolaser Remix Ft ZWOODS - Single
Esta- Art Of Persuasion Ft Alina Baraz Esta Remix - So On
Evil Needle- Antidote - Stussy X Soulection Compilation
A Tribe Called Red- Suplex feat Northern Voice - Suplex EP
Rebel Diaz- Which Side Are You On - Roots Of Resistance
Sole- Dont Riot Sdrop Remix - Death Drive First As Tragedy Then As Remix
Pretty Lights- One Day Theyll Know ODESZA Remix - A Color Map Of The Sun Remixes
Temu- Boogaloo Blues - Rise Of The Necrodancer
Frank Ocean- Thinkin Bout You illesha Remix - Single
Kuma- Sumimasen - Single
Slow Magic- Waited 4 U Odesza Remix - Single
Mr Magic- Rappin With Mr Magic - The Third Unheard Instrumentals
Cualli- Cold Wind - La Ceremonia 2
Paper Bird- Drekovsky Flovoski Remix By Flobots - Carry On Rmxd
Slow Magic- Closer - How To Run Away


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          Growing Up        
#rhshamptonLaser-cut galvanised panel There’s a lot going on with garden walls these days, both horticulturally and decoratively. This laser-cut fern pattern on a galvanised panel was a favourite, but there was no one around to tell me more. I haven’t yet tracked down who makes them, but I’m on the case. Log walls have become […]
          El láser CO2 y sus aplicaciones en oftalmología veterinaria        
El LASER (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emision of Radiation) es una fuente de energía descubierta a finales de los años 50 que se emplea en multitud de campos y que ha evolucionado constantemente desde entonces, obteniéndose multitud de tipos de láser en función de la longitud de onda con la que se trabaje. Este gran avance no puede dejar de tener sus aplicaciones en la medicina. Este artículo hace una referencia básica sobre los diferentes tipos de láser y sus características, tratando más en concreto el láser CO2, que trabaja en una longitud de onda de 10,600 nm dentro del espectro no visible, y sus aplicaciones en oftalmología veterinaria, así como nuestra experiencia clínica.
          What is laser therapy of the prostate?        

The post What is laser therapy of the prostate? appeared first on Health tips.

For the reason that Nineteen Eighties, a few generations of lasers were used to deal with obstructive prostate signs. LASER is an acronym for mild-amplification inspired emission resonance. In sensible phrases, which means the...


          Unsupervised Learning: No. 70        

This week’s topics: Russians at it again, Microsoft and Adobe updates, PoS breaches, US-CERT throws TLS shade, epilepsy tweet stalking, Tesla’s billion, lip-reading AI, autonomous BMWs, Fiber Lasers, taxing robots, Green Zones and Red Zones, AI disruption of healthcare, discovery, recommendations, and aphorisms, and more… This is Episode No. 70 of Unsupervised Learning—a weekly show where I curate...

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I do a weekly show called Unsupervised Learning, where I curate the most interesting stories in infosec, technology, and humans, and talk about why they matter. You can subscribe here.


          The Afternoon Sound Alternative 09-12-2014 with 99 & Barry        
Playlist:

- Maria Teresa - Saoco Vol 2 Bomba Plena The Roots Of Salsa In Puerto Rico
Neung Phak Mono Pause- Cheer - Neung Phak mono Pause
- The Mighty Tom Cats - Rare Funk Vol 4 Soundtrack Edition
Various Artists- Mehrpouya Soul Raga - Pomegranates
Kenneth Deal- Go Go Jumbo - Go Go Jumbo
- voicebreak -
Count Basie And His Orchestra Eddie Lockjaw Davis- Goldfinger - Basie Meets Bond
Zebrina- The Desert Speaks - Hamidbar Medaber
Ennio Morricone- Ric Happening - Crime And Dissonance
The Orb- Police Thieves - The Orbserver In The Star House feat Lee Scratch Perry
Timber Timbre- Woman - Creep On Creepin On
The Residents- The Baby King 1 - Cubee
The Residents- Dontt Be Cruel - The King And I
Elisabeth Waldo And Her Concert Orthestra- Ritual Of The Human Sacrifice - Rites Of The Pagan Mystic Realm Of The Ancient Americas
- voicebreak -
John Coltrane- Africa - The Complete AfricaBrass Sessions
Eyvind Kang- Hakha - Alastor The Book Of Angels Vol 21
Mr Bungle- Golem II The Bionic Vapour Boy - California
Farthest South- Mother War Gives Birth - Neurim
Something Something Laserblade- The Human Munt Shaftow Everything New 2 - The Golden Hour
- voicebreak -
- Vuestra Mundo - Sensacional Soul Vol 3
- Spring Wind Kisses My Face - Singaporeagogo
Rick Powell- I Walk The Line - SwitchedOnCountry
Chicha Libre- The Ride Of The Valkyries - Canabalismo
Malik Adouane- Shaft - Shaft Orientale Version EP
Kasai Allstars- Salute To Kalombo - Beware The Fetish Congotronics 5
The Bug- Save Me feat Gonjasufi - Angels Devils
Lulacruza- Montanita - Circular Tejido
OOIOO- Atatawa - Gamel
The Clash- The Call Up - Sandinista
- voicebreak -
- Ive Been Everywhere - Dim Lights Thick Smoke And Hillbilly Music 1962
TBone Walker Joe Turner Otis Spann- Here I Am Broken Hearted - Super Black Blues
Werner Pirchner- Mein Gewissen Erlaubt Mir Nicht - DUDA
Joseph Racaille Toupidek Limonade- Chief Yellow Calf - Veterans Of The French Underground Meet La JeuneGarde
Meridian Brothers- Jefe Indio Vengar - Salvadora Robot
Up Bustle Out- Trago Bula - Urban Evacuation
Sacri Cuori- Steamer - Rosario


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          When smart guy meets smarter guy        
The result often looks like road kill, because far too many smart guys, and girls, rely upon nothing more than bluffing and credentials, which only serve to intimidate the midwits and prevent them from noticing that they haven't actually backed up their arguments.
This is straight out of The Autism Spectrum Handbook For Winning Online Arguments, 3rd Ed. and it shows a common weakness of the inadequately socialized: they are rarely satisfied with anything other than a FLAWLESS VICTORY in a discussion despite the relative rarity of said victories. I think it probably goes back to when Zunger was the smartest kid in his classroom and he could easily demolish any argument with a list of pre-memorized facts and figures, seasoned liberally with the I’m-smarter-than-you-and-you-know-it attitude. Many people, including both commenters and authors at this blog, have fallen prey to that temptation, because most people of above-average intelligence have, at one time or another, been the smartest person in the room. Of course, to be the smartest person in your Ohio State Classroom you probably need to be a 95th-percentile intellect, while to do the same at Stanford maybe you’re one in a thousand — and that means there are still more than seven million of you out there.

1.I’m not going to spend any length of time on (1); if anyone wishes to provide details as to how nearly every statement about gender in that entire document is actively incorrect, and flies directly in the face of all research done in the field for decades, they should go for it. But I am neither a biologist, a psychologist, nor a sociologist, so I’ll leave that to someone else.

This “I’m not enough of an expert to explain why I’m right but I’m enough of an expert to know I’m right” business is a smart-guy boilerplate response. It can be ignored. There is plenty of scholarship out there that shows innate differences between men and women in nearly any category of which you could readily conceive. Here is just such a paper, which should appeal to Mr. Zunger because it is both a front-page Google result and a product of Stanford....

It’s plainly obvious from Zunger’s essay that the primary function of Google, as he currently understands it, is to cooperate and collaborate for the social good. It has nothing to do with writing good software or effective software. Anybody can do that now. Code doesn’t matter.

Mr. Zunger is a very smart man, and he is a scientist to boot. But here’s the thing about modern scientists: they are only trained focus on very small things. The days of the Victorian gentleman chemist are past us now. All of the big ideas that could possibly come to a classically-educated man relaxing on the Louis-Quatorze-era chair in his family estate’s library have been discovered. Today’s science is done by putting laser-like attention on finite areas of effort.

The problem with Google, and the problem with other modern software houses, is that they have decided to put their laser-like attention on things other than quality of product. They focus on diversity, social good, various arcane theories of user-interface design, and other things that have nothing to do with writing effective code. Unsurprisingly, they aren’t very good at doing any of those new tasks — and because they’ve abandoned the things that they used to do well, the foundations are slipping out from underneath them.

Today’s Google home page is a slow-loading mess compared to what it used to be, loaded with buggy features and featuring plenty of bugs. Browser-dependent, hugely bloated, more like the old Excite! homepage than anything a Google user would have enjoyed a decade ago. It’s simply not very good anymore. That should worry the people at Google. Fixing that should be a priority above “social good” or “diverse teams”. They should hire the smartest people and have them write the best code. Period. That’s what Google is supposed to do. Whenever Google does that, it succeeds. Whenever they try to change the world, it’s a ridiculous failure.

Which brings me to the funny part. From what I’ve read, Mr. Zunger’s primary accomplishment at Google was…

wait for it..

Google Plus. Which is

a) utter garbage
b) currently serving a user base that is 74% male.
I think one of my biggest advantages as a debater is that I grew up with a best friend whose IQ exceeds mine. I could not say anything without him playing devil's advocate, and promptly ripping to shreds any baseless posturing or unsupported assertions.

Zunger's empty posturing is remarkably common among the cognitive elite, particularly the professionals, who are frequently inclined to opine about matters on which they are not sufficiently informed. That, of course, is why they are so defensive when called out; they realize that the whole edifice will come crumbling down if deference is not paid to them, thereby allowing them to avoid their bluffs being called.

Smart people usually construct their arguments to impress midwits and normal people. Smarter people construct them with an eye to hypothetical critics who may be smarter than they are.
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Ponadto, ta nowa wersja z 2015 roku zamierza unowocześnij klasyka z końca lat osiemdziesiątych i dopasować go do tej epoki z bronią taką jak karabiny maszynowe lub lasery. Zawiera również ulepszenie w kulkach, które wraz z postępem w grze będą otoczone płomieniami lub elektrycznością. I jako absolutna nowość, Pang Adventures wprowadza nową serię Bossów, postacie, które nigdy nie istniały w serii Pang.  Pierwszy Pang powstał w 1989 roku i został stworzony przez japońskiego dewelopera gier wideo Mitchell Corporation, rozpowszechniony przez Capcom na maszyny Arcade tej epoki i był znany jako Pomping World w Japonii. Został zaprojektowany dla jednego lub dwóch graczy i dzielił się na 50 ekranów w 17 sławnych lokalizacjach na całym świecie, jak miasta w Paryżu, Londynie, Barcelonie, Atenach i Nowym Jorku. Również w słynnych zabytkach takich jak, Taj Mahal, ruiny Majów, Szmaragdowa Świątynia, aby na koniec znaleźć się na Wyspie Wielkanocnej.

Następnie, Pang został dostosowany do różnych platform. W 1990 roku Ocean Software przekształcić grę dla komputerów osobistych. ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Commodore Amiga y Atari ST. Ta gra we wszystkich swoich wersjach nie pozwala na skoki; możesz poruszać się jedynie w prawo, w lewo lub wchodzić i schodzić po schodach, aby uniknąć odbijających się kulek. Poza ich unikaniem musisz również je eliminować, ale nie wystarczy tylko jeden strzał, ponieważ zmniejszają się i mnożą w miarę Twoich postępów. Na szczęście istnieją przedmioty i power-upy, które pomagają Ci je przezwyciężyć, na przykład klepsydra, która zatrzymuje czas lub inna bardziej skuteczna broń, taka jak harpun. Dzięki sukcesowi w formacie Arcade i na komputerach epoki, gra została również przystosowana do Game Boy w 1993 i na PC -Engine CD. Zarówno na PlayStation i PlayStation Portable dla których zostały wykonane kolekcje: Super Pang Collection w 1998 i Capcom Puzzle World w 2007 z odpowiednimi wielkimi ulepszeniami graficznymi, obie wersje uwzględniały następców Pang.

Wśród następców tej udanej gry znajduje się Super Pang,  który ujrzał światło dzienne jedynie rok po wydaniu Pang, w 1990. Gra została również stworzona dla Arcade, ale wkrótce potem, w 1992 roku została dostosowana do Super Nintendo, ale bez opcji dla dwóch jednoczesnych graczy na rekreacyjnych maszynach. Mimo, że gra ma tylko rok, zmiany w Super Pang są widoczne. Gracz mógł wybrać spośród dwóch trybów gry: Tour Mode i Panic Mode. Pierwszy zachował ten sam sposób działania jak jego poprzednik, ale z kilkoma poprawkami estetycznymi i nowościami. Jednak drugi tryb gry całkowicie zmienił to co znane. Był to tryb przetrwania w którym nie było schodów, platform ani zwierząt; jedynie deszcz piłek i kilka artykułów, które pomagały przejść tryb, który nie miał przerw pomiędzy etapami, ponieważ była to gra ciągła, która zatrzymywała się wyłącznie w momencie utraty życia lub gdy pojawiał się Game Over. Pięć lat później, w 1995 roku, pojawił się Pang 3, zwany również Buster Buddies w Stanach Zjednoczonych, na Arcade i zawarty w zestawieniach na PlayStation nieco później. Wersja ta wprowadziła kilka zmian i nowości, chociaż podstawa tej gry była taka sama; zniszczyć kulki. Pierwszą wielką zmianą, która została wprowadzona było renderowanie w grafice dla postaci. Ponadto, postacie te nie były już braćmi Buster z sagi; w grze mogłeś wybrać spośród czterech postaci z różnymi charakterystykami.

Don Tacos był postacią z wąsami i w meksykańskim kapeluszu, który miał podwójny harpun; Pink Leopard, jak wskazuje sama nazwa, był różową panterą, która byłą odporna na dynamit, lód i wrogów. Następnie byli Captain Hog, pirat, którego bronią były kabel, który podczas rzutu, pozostawał zamocowany w ścianie i eliminował kulki, gdy te zderzały się z nim; i Shiela the Thief, złodziejka z Tysiąca i jednej nocy, która posiadała zdolność rzucania dwóch kabli pod kątem 45 stopni.

W Pang 3 celem nie było przechodzenie z miasta do miasta i z pomnika do pomnika w celu uratowania się od kulek. Tym razem mogłeś wybrać pomiędzy trzema trybami gry: Beginner Mode, który służył do szkolenia, Normal Mode i już znany Panic Mode; a gra rozwinięta była z grafiką w tle z wieloma platformami i schodami.

Dopiero w 2000 roku, pojawiła się inna wersja sagi: Mighty! Pang. Jednak, w nowym tysiącleciu, rekreacyjne sale ledwo przetrwały w cieniu domowych konsoli i ta gra została zaprojektowana wyłącznie na Arcade, dlatego też niewiele osób poznało tę wersję. Mighty! Pang powrócił do początków Pang i Super Pang w odniesieniu do historii, grafiki i grywalności, ale wprowadzając bardzo trudny Expert Mode.

Ostatecznie w 2010 roku Mitchell Corporation wydał grę Pang: Magical Michael na Nintendo DS., w którym młody czarodziej Michael musi podróżować po świecie, aby wyeliminować kulki, które powstały po nieudanym eksperymencie. Po raz kolejny, cel jest taki sam, mimo, że historia zmiana się w porównaniu do oryginału. Ponadto, oprócz Tour Mode i Panic Mode można było wybrać Multi Player Mode. Ponieważ gra dostępna była na Nintendo DS, wprowadzono podwójny dotykowy ekran oraz opcję dotykowego ekranu w Panic Mode Touch, która zostaje odblokowana po przejściu poziomu 50 w Panic Mode i pozwala Ci kontrolować kąt nachylenia wiązki podczas gdy postać znajdowała się na środku ekranu. Dostępna była również opcja bezprzewodowych walk z wieloma graczami oraz dostępne były rankingi online. Ta długa historia zasługują na uznanie i Spritted dokonał tego w formie gry. Gun Garden posiada tę samą mechanikę co Pang, ale zamiast eliminowania kulek czy pęcherzyków, należy wykończyć plagę robactwa, która spada z nieba i skacze we wszystkie strony, a gdy do nich strzelasz, zaczynają się mnożyć. Czy zdołasz pokonać wszystkie owady?

Artykuł napisany przez Paula Gil Alonso.

 


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