AutoCAD Tutorials for free, 2012 2013 Lessons, Videos - a Complete Course If you do not have a copy of AutoCAD, you can download a 30 day evaluation copy from Autodesk. Follow this link, or go directly to their website. You will be downloading AutoCAD 2014 and it will work fine with these tutorials. You can also try other CAD programs like ZWCAD, which are less expensive alternatives. Here are complete lessons divided into 4 levels of learning. Many lessons have videos with narration to explain in detail some of the concepts. CADD Manager You notice something. Then you become concerned. Then it becomes an “Issue”. That is the progression… but how does it move from one to the next? These are the steps of items evolving beyond annoyance, anomaly or abstraction. How things move from Noticed to a Concern If you notice something, you keep your eye on it and address it when it first looks to be a concern. After investigating things you notice, if they are bigger than you think or have greater impact, they move to concerns. But when do people come and talk to you about troubling items? How things move from Concern to Issue Moving from concern to issue happens when something along the pathway of correction fails to work. Things get to the issue level by being ignored. Things get to an issue level when you are not made aware of them. Things get to an issue level when your corrective measures are not enough. Next up… When Issues Descend into Failure
11 Tips for Tapping Into Your Psychic Abilities Photo: Google Images. Abra-abra-cadabra—I want to reach out and grab ya. Godfrey Devereux says something like this: the mind is always talking. It is incessantly engaging in dialogue because it is constantly seeking truth. When it hears it, connects and feels it, the truth that is, it shuts up. I imagine this would feel like the mind releasing a massive exhale. We often blind ourselves with convenient false beliefs that bottleneck our intuition, gut instincts and our psychic abilities. In reality, the truth dismantles false flocks and turns over rocks. The fact of the matter is, the truth has magical qualities. Here are 11 ways to tap into your psychic self. Note: broom, wand, magic carpet, scarf and cape are optional (or totally necessary). #1 Before you say accept your values, ask yourself, “Are they my own?” “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. #2 Use your cognitive abilities. “The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. #4 Meditate. #6.
Journal of Neural Engineering Dominique M Durand et al 2014 J. Neural Eng. 11 020201 Neural engineers have made significant, if not remarkable, progress in interfacing with the nervous system in the last ten years. In particular, neuromodulation of the brain has generated significant therapeutic benefits [1–5]. EEG electrodes can be used to communicate with patients with locked-in syndrome . Although there are several multichannel arrays described in the literature, the workhorse for these cortical interfaces has been the Utah array . The reasons for this failure are not known but clearly involve the interface between the electrode and the neural tissue. In 2013, two symposia were held independently to discuss this problem: one was held at the International Neuromodulation Society's 11th World Congress in Berlin and supported by the International Neuromodulation Society 1 and the other at the 6th International Neural Engineering conference in San Diego 2 and was supported by the NSF. References
OpenViBE | Software for Brain Computer Interfaces and Real Time Neurosciences Mind Reading (Neural Decoding) Goes Mainstream Surfdaddy Orca November 9, 2009 In the new movie, The Men Who Stare at Goats, reporter Bob Wilton confronts Special Forces operator Lyn Cassady, “I’ve heard that you’re a psychic spy.” Lyn later comments, “We’re Jedi. We don’t fight with our guns, we fight with our minds.” Mind reading – formerly the stuff of science fiction and crystal gazers – is rapidly becoming science fact. Toys such as Mattel’s Mindflex™ and the Start Wars Force Trainer™ include brain wave detection technology and are now readily available at your local Target or Walmart stores. NeuroSky leads the market in creating inexpensive, consumer brain-computer interfaces. Emotiv Systems, a San Francisco-based neuroengineering company founded in 2003 by four award-winning scientists, builds EEG-based headsets that pass your brain’s electrical signals to software on your PC to extract patterns and translate them. It's understandable that researchers are wary of having their work referred to as mind reading.
OpenEEG project About the project Many people are interested in what is called neurofeedback or EEG biofeedback training, a generic mental training method which makes the trainee consciously aware of the general activity in the brain. This method shows great potential for improving many mental capabilities and exploring consciousness. Other people want to do experiments with brain-computer interfaces or just want to have a look at their brain at work. Unfortunately, commercial EEG devices are generally too expensive to become a hobbyist tool or toy. The OpenEEG project is about making plans and software for do-it-yourself EEG devices available for free (as in GPL). Right now, this site is mostly about the hardware; schematics, part lists, building instructions etc. Some regulatory business Commercial and clinical EEG devices must live up to certain standards. In other words, if you decide to build and use one -- the responsibility is yours.
Difference between a Spiritual Finder & a Spiritual Seeker This article is written for Evolving Beings by guest author Jim Tolles of Spiritual Awakening Process. There’s no doubt that we live in extraordinary times. Many old structures are falling apart, and people are being cast into places of doubt and uncertainty. This has, as it has for a good part of history, created a crucible for spiritual awakening. It’s the sad truth that people don’t look to spirit until they’re up against a wall. Yes, this is a tough time, but we’ve created tough shells. The Never-Ending Path of the Spiritual Seeker It all starts out harmlessly enough. It’s all very deceptive. Returning to the Source, Returning to You Much of Western society is caught up in the notion that something you need is out there. Subsequently, this same mentality happens to many spiritual seekers. You Are Already Complete As a spiritual teacher, I talk a lot about process and clearing out old issues. Becoming a Spiritual Finder and the Power of Choice About the Author
Viewbix - Video Marketing Platform Photoshop For Beginners: 6 techniques to extract anything from its background This is the second of a series of tutorials thought for Photoshop beginners. I’ll explain in depth those features that can result difficult to understand for a newbi. Today I’ll show you 6 techniques you can use to extract a person/object from its background. From now on extraction won’t have secrets for you! Extraction is one of the worst enemies for those who start using Photoshop. Do you want to learn Photoshop basics with simple yet effective tutorials? How to: Before we start: in the following exercises I take for grant you’ll unlock the background layer when you open a new image in Photoshop before start the exercise. For mac users: alt=options. ctrl=cmd. Exercise 1: How to extract simple form objects Objects with simple forms are easy to be extracted. Open the screw image in Photoshop. Now that it’s easier to find the center of the screw head, grab the elliptical marquee tool, hold down alt and shift, left click on the center of the screw and drag until you select the entire object.
PAHS - Umbrella House Figure 1 Geodome, the first umbrella home (in idealized form), maintains a 66° to 74° temperature year-round without heating equipment in western Montana’s cold climate. In summer, solar heat radiates in, falls on internal surfaces, and is absorbed into the surrounding soil. The umbrella traps heat in the dry soil until winter, when it migrates back into the house. Adding convection-driven earth tubes would modify the internal temperature by conveying outside air in. Figure 2 Twenty feet under the surface, the soil temperature reflects the average ambient air temperature during the year. In effect, the umbrella raises this constant temperature zone to the surface and allows the house to warm it further. Figure 3a In summer, air enters the house through an earth tube and is warmed by the sun; moving through the second tube, it warms the cooler soil. Figure 3b In winter, cool air enters, is heated by the warm earth, and passes to the house. "What a marvelous idea!"