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S0Cpt.gif (500×281) Why Google's Nexus 7 Tablet Is Hotter Than Apple's iPad. Sadly, Nation Knows Exactly How Colorado Shooting's Aftermath Will Play Out. WASHINGTON—Americans across the nation confirmed today that, unfortunately, due to their extreme familiarity with the type of tragedy that occurred in a Colorado movie theater last night, they sadly know exactly how the events following the horrific shooting deaths of 12 people will unfold. While admitting they "absolutely hate" the fact they have this knowledge, the nation's 300 million citizens told reporters they can pinpoint down to the hour when the first candlelight vigil will be held, roughly how many people will attend, how many times the county sheriff will address the media in the coming weeks, and when the town-wide memorial service will be held.

Additionally, sources nationwide took no pleasure in confirming that some sort of video recording, written material, or disturbing photographs made by the shooter will be surfacing in about an hour or two. "It's like clockwork," said Gerson, who sighed, shook his head, and walked away. The solar-system. Nude TSA Protest = Free Speech Says Circuit Court Judge. Sparrow — Get mail done. What are your best examples of people cheating "the system"? I'll start.... : AskReddit. The Future is Ours. Flo Rida - Let It Roll (Keith Apicary video) Mull of Kintyre test. Kintyre is highlighted in red. The "Mull of Kintyre" properly refers to the headland at the southernmost end, but in this context the apparent angle of the whole peninsula is the relevant standard against which a penis would be compared. The Mull of Kintyre test or Mull of Kintyre rule was an unofficial guideline said to have been used by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) in the United Kingdom to decide whether an image of a man's penis could be shown.

The BBFC would not permit the general release of a film or video if it depicted a phallus erect to the point that the angle it made from the vertical (the "angle of the dangle", as it was often known) was larger than that of the Mull of Kintyre, Argyll and Bute, on maps of Scotland. According to Professor John Hoyles of the University of Hull, the guideline was adopted by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) in 1992. Hoyles presented it as "the male performer's penis must never appear more than slightly tumescent". I'm sorry. The V Motion Project. Ice Energy Finds Profits in Thermal Energy Storage. Amidst all the batteries, fuel cells, flywheels and other technologies trying to bring energy storage to the building scale, there’s one technology that’s as simple -- well, almost as simple -- as an icebox.

Thermal energy storage is its name, and the basic idea has been around since the 1920s. Put a device on your roof that makes ice at night when power’s cheap, then uses that ice during hot days to augment air conditioning operations, and avoid buying expensive peak power. This form of storage can’t do everything that batteries can do: it can’t pump power into the grid, for instance.

But it does serve one function very well, which is cutting down on the peak power demand seen by utilities in hot climates, where up to half of a typical summer afternoon’s peak load can come from AC load. That’s why Ice Energy has made the utility, rather than the building owner, the focus of its business model.

It’s a growing business. It’s also a profitable business. 15 Must-Know Facts on How People View Websites. Do you know what is the first thing that your eye is drawn to on a website?

15 Must-Know Facts on How People View Websites

And in what pattern do people scan your website? There have been many eyetracking tests on this subject and I’ll give you 15 most useful facts you should know. The picture below shows 3 different websites and where people look on them. Red indicates the area, where people looked the most, yellow areas got a bit less eye-action, blue areas got the least views and the gray areas, well, people didn’t focus on them at all. As you can see, the more people scroll down, the more they lose focus and start mainly scanning your website. Here are the 15 facts you should know on how people view websites. Text attracts more attention than pictures.People start viewing your website from the top left corner.Readers ignore banners.

There you go. Sources: BBC News | directcreative | GoogleBlog. As a young professional, I am still getting used to dealing with clients. But today took the cake in terms of idiocy. Whats your worst/funniest/strangest client story? : AskReddit. Peter Principle. An illustration visualizing the Peter principle The Peter Principle is a concept in management theory in which the selection of a candidate for a position is based on the candidate's performance in his or her current role rather than on abilities relevant to the intended role.

Peter Principle

Thus, employees only stop being promoted once they can no longer perform effectively, and "managers rise to the level of their incompetence. " The principle is named after Laurence J. Peter who co-authored with Raymond Hull the humorous 1969 book The Peter Principle: Why Things Always Go Wrong. Overview[edit] The Peter Principle is a special case of a ubiquitous observation: Anything that works will be used in progressively more challenging applications until it fails. Peter suggests that "[i]n time, every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties"[2] and that "work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence.

" Responses[edit] New Skintight Spacesuit Design Unveiled. July 17, 2007Can an engineer bring sexy backto the future? Dava Newman, a professor of astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, just might if her new space suit design makes it off the launching pad. Yesterday she unveiled the BioSuit, a skintight, next-generation space suit prototype that she and a team of researchers have spent seven years developing. The new suit, which Newman is modeling here, could make space exploration safer and easierand maybe a little more fashion forwardthanks to specially reinforced fabrics. Traditional space suits are too heavy and ungainly to meet the challenges of future space travel, which will likely require more mobility and greater comfort, Newman said. "It's a whole different ballgame when we go to the moon or Mars and we have to go back to walking and running or loping," she said in a press statement.

"You can't do much bending of the arms or legs in that [old] type of suit. " Artificial Intelligence Human Like Robot 2012 Future is Here. 3hRLi.jpg (2559×1919) Thank you city of chicago, for the new wonderful bike paths : bicycling. The laser-powered bionic eye that gives 576-pixel grayscale vision to the blind. After a lot of theorizing, postulating, and non-human trials, it looks like bionic eye implants are finally hitting the market — first in Europe, and hopefully soon in the US. These implants can restore sight to completely blind patients — though only if the blindness is caused by a faulty retina, as in macular degeneration (which millions of old people suffer from), diabetic retinopathy, or other degenerative eye diseases.

The first of these implants, Argus II developed by Second Sight, is already available in Europe. For around $115,000, you get a 4-hour operation to install an antenna behind your eye, and a special pair of camera-equipped glasses that send signals to the antenna. The antenna is wired into your retina with around 60 electrodes, creating the equivalent of a 60-pixel display for your brain to interpret. The first users of the Argus II bionic eye report that they can see rough shapes and track the movement of objects, and slowly read large writing. The laser-powered bionic eye that gives 576-pixel grayscale vision to the blind. : science. Future Paradigms : Futurology. Paradise or Oblivion (30 language subtitles) iWzOr.jpg (953×3657) With the assistant-like improvements in jelly bean, it is now absolutely essential that Google integrate their Tasks functionality into Android. : Android. Forgot about this gem. : FixedGearBicycle.

Empire. The Most Annoying Sound In The World. Big Gulps, huh? Big gulps huh? Why are eggs historically a breakfast food in (at least) America? : AskHistorians. Black Holes: Incredibly Loud and Extremely Distant : space. Black Holes: Incredibly Loud and Extremely Distant. This post is the third in a series that accompanies the upcoming publication of my book ‘Gravity’s Engines: How Bubble-Blowing Black Holes Rule Galaxies, Stars, and Life in the Cosmos’ (Scientific American/FSG). In space it’s a good thing that you can’t hear black holes scream. Although some of the most incontrovertible evidence for the existence of supermassive black holes comes from observing their gravitational effect on neighboring stars, there are other even more spectacular clues.

The clearest of these were unwittingly seen in extraterrestrial radio signals as far back as the late 1930′s, and then observed with increasing fidelity as better and better technology allowed astronomers to map out the cosmos. Among the brightest of these astronomical radio wave sources are some extraordinary and very distant structures. Cygnus A mapped in microwaves (NRAO/VLA) This beast is some 600 million light years from the Milky Way, and end-to-end it spans about 500,000 light years.

See that? KimKierkegaardashian (KimKierkegaard) Looking for budget clipless pedals for city commute : bikecommuting. Test PAC. SOPA Returns On The Back Of A Czar: 'The new SOPA-fragment bill coming before Congress is the Intellectual Property Attaché Act, which strengthens the powers of the titular diplomatic attachés to promote U.S. copyright laws abroad.' : technology. Apparently Aol Instant Messenger makes me "old as dirt" : fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu.

Cop here. I have seen a large increase in suicides this year and I don't know why. For my Cake Day I'd like to Ask Reddit to look out for each other and know that there are resources put there if you need them. And to ask Wgat can you do today to save som. Brwn's Skilling Extra Click Technique. - RuneScape Classic Private Server. Hello. This is a technique some of you may already know.I call it the extra click.It is to speed up skills that have text. Smithing barsCrafting ammysFletching... My example is Crafting diamond ammys at a furnace.Normal Steps: click gold bar. click furnace. click text option.. repeat. Extra Click Steps: click gold bar. click furnace. quickly click gold bar. click option. click furnace. quickly click gold bar. repeat. Here is the video: Thank you for viewing. Extra Click. Family Force 5 - Dance Or Die Official Music Video. First Online Photo Marks 20th Anniversary.

Two decades before scientists at CERN announced they had likely found the Higgs boson, the Geneva-based particle physics lab made history with a little less fanfare. That's when a promotional photo of Les Horribles Cernettes, a comedic musical group composed of girlfriends and secretaries of CERN scientists, became the first photo ever to appear on the Internet. It was posted 20 years ago this week. While only a handful of people saw it then, the photo is now having something of a revival. Silvano de Gennaro, an I.T. developer at CERN who was also manager of the Cernettes, snapped the photo while backstage at a music festival organized by the lab's administrators. He edited it using the first version of Adobe Photoshop, and saved it as a GIF file on his Macintosh. "Tim passed by my office and said, 'Can I have it? The exact date of the photo's publication is a bit murky, de Gennaro said. "We were just racing to get onstage, and Silvano said to strike a pose, so we did," she said.

N1 (rocket) The N-1 was a heavy lift rocket intended to deliver payloads beyond low Earth orbit, acting as the Soviet counterpart to the NASA Saturn V rocket.[1][2] This heavy lift booster had the capability of lifting very heavy loads into orbit, designed with manned extra-orbital travel in mind. Development work started on the N-1 in 1959.[2] Its first stage is the most powerful rocket stage ever built.[3] The N1-L3 version was developed to compete with the United States Apollo Saturn V to land a man on the Moon.

The basic N1 launch vehicle had three stages, which was to carry the L3 lunar payload into low Earth orbit. The L3 contained an Earth departure stage and a lunar landing assist stage, in addition to the single-cosmonaut LK Lander spacecraft, and a two-cosmonaut Soyuz 7K-LOK lunar orbital spacecraft. N1-L3 was under-funded and under-tested, and started development in October 1965, almost four years after the Saturn V. N1 imaged by US KH-8 Gambit reconnaissance satellite, 19 September 1968. Elizabeth Banks. Five men at atomic ground zero. 2caVH.png (1024×496) Welcome To Ambardia. Ricardo Villalobos- gugga Sempa. Object-Oriented JavaScript Part 2: How the prototype works.

JavaScript is a prototype-based language. Understanding how the prototype works is essential to understanding how JavaScript works. Using prototypes is not difficult, but it is different from using classes and a lot of people jump into JavaScript without fully understanding the concept. I’ve always believed that understanding the internals of a system at least to some degree is vital to understanding how to properly use it. That’s why I’ll try to not only explain how to use prototypes, but also give you at least some idea how they’re working internally or at least how we can imagine they are working while balancing correctness with simplicity.

I think for most people coming from class-based languages it would be easier to understand prototypes if we go back to the basics first and talk about objects for a bit. How objects work In class-based languages you create objects that are of a particular class or type. We just list all the properties and their values and we have an object. Blog/too-many-frameworks-qq.html. I think there's a lot of misplaced irritation regarding the abundance of new JavaScript frameworks.


It seems like many developers just want someone to tell them how to build web apps. The number of options is overwhelming, and they just want to make something. I can completely understand how it can be frustrating to choose something and get started. Here's my advice: Abandon the notion that there's a "right framework," and just choose one and get hacking. Don't "learn Backbone.js. " The web development scene is going through a seriously awesome renaissance. Op Kids Random Geek Fact - Donkey Kong was not a villain! - Coin-Op Kids. Отбор змей для snake show. Тайланд, Паттайа. 2011. Need some help in understanding prototype : javascript. TIL the creator of Pokemon, Satoshi Tajiri, is autistic. : todayilearned. Pokemon Creator Draws Creativity from Autism. Courtesy: Pokemon.com / Miki Tanaka Whenever I feel nostalgic about my sons’ early years, Pokemon is always a large part of those memories.

I can still see my one son, a vision of yellow, dressed as Pikachu for Halloween, or the excitement in his and his brother’s eyes when they each dug a pack of Pokemon cards from the toe of their Christmas stockings. The cards provided some of their few happy playground experiences interacting with their neurotypical peers due to the fact that all children shared the universal language of Pokemon. I recently discovered that like my sons, the creator of Pokemon is on the high functioning end of the autism spectrum.

Long thought to have Asperger’s Syndrome, Mr. Growing up in rural Japan, Satoshi was obsessed with insects — to the point where he was dubbed “Dr. Soon, the rice paddies and woods of his hometown became apartment buildings and shopping centers and his local fishing pond was replaced by an arcade center. Mr. Take Pikachu. Dart: Structured web apps. Dart: Structured web apps : javascript. Tribute to Steve Ross (son of Bob Ross) aka Tumblr's Sex God ♥ミ. Railway track complete with private train build by 80 year old grandfather. Eric Schmidt on self-driving cars' biggest problem: They obey speed limits. Photo by Karen Bleier/AFP/GettyImages Self-driving cars are on a roll.

Eric Schmidt on self-driving cars' biggest problem: They obey speed limits

They were legalized in Nevada in February, and California’s state senate approved them in May. Google has been testing them on public roads for years, and Ford now predicts an autonomous-driving mode will be available in its cars by 2017. The main problem, according to a recent Future Tense piece by psychologist Adam Waytz, will be getting drivers comfortable with the idea of ceding control to a machine. But in a press address on Thursday, Google’s Eric Schmidt was undaunted by this consideration. Meanwhile, though, Schmidt foresees another, more mundane obstacle to putting a self-driving car on the highway: “The current biggest problem is that it runs at the speed limit and nobody drives at the speed limit.” You think you get frustrated today when someone in front of you is poking along at 55 even though everyone else is doing 65? How to Procrastinate and Still Get Things Done - Archives. ELI5: What the Beatles did to the world : explainlikeimfive. How did field armies throughout history deal with hydration? : AskHistorians.

Jack White & Jools Holland Saint James Infirmary Blues. Penny4NASA.org. Logan Square Yarn Bomb - photos 7/14. Why is 144 divided by -12, -12? How can division by a negative number be illustrated by a real-world example? : explainlikeimfive. Two Who Resigned From DSM-5 Explain Why. E.T. was from the Star Wars Universe. S23qV.gif (314×228) Why I love Jack White : Music. Emma Watson. CTA releases details on the new Open Fare System : chicago. ACLU Releases "Police Tape" Android App. Feeling inventive? New U.S. Patent Office opening in Detroit. Multilingual's of Reddit: What's the best thing you've accidentally overheard in public in another language? : AskReddit.

Introducing getUserMedia and the Javascript Gamepad API. Beta ways to communicate and print. Dev Channel Update. Indoor Google Maps help you make your way through museums. Google+ app for iPad available now in the App Store. Oh! Ads on Google Chrome Extensions!! Lenovo W-Series Shipping With Chrome As Default Browser. Switch To HTML5 for Better Google Music Experience on your Chromebook. Google+ Roundup From I/O. Offline updates and a quick look back at June. HealthCare.gov. OUYA: A New Kind of Video Game Console by OUYA. Elephant charges car in Kruger Park. North Korean film exposes Western propaganda - Part 9 of 10.

So, at work today, we decided to stop supporting IE7. Anyone else in the same boat? : webdev. How prudish were the Victorians really? : AskHistorians. Godfrey and the Heckler. Ep 106 Heckler YOUTUBE. When Art, Apple and the Secret Service Collide: 'People Staring at Computers' Asteroid miners to hitch a ride with Virgin Galactic - space - 13 July 2012.