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16 Creative Ways to Make Your Facebook Timeline Cover Photo

16 Creative Ways to Make Your Facebook Timeline Cover Photo
At the 2011 f8 conference, Facebook announced Timeline — a major overhaul of the personal Facebook profiles to which we’ve all grown accustomed. UPDATE December 15, 2011: Facebook announced that Timeline is now available worldwide. Read how to get started. When Timeline is rolled out, your personal profile will be organized in reverse chronological order, as a “timeline” of your life, like an online scrapbook. When Will Timeline Become Available? At this point, only those who are registered Facebook application developers have the option of converting their personal profiles to the Timeline format. However, it’s quite easy to become a “developer” for purposes of getting access to Timeline. The Timeline Cover Photo: A Great Opportunity for Creativity For those with a creative bent, probably the most exciting change is the Timeline cover photo, an 851px x 315px canvas that you can fill with the image of your choice. Inserted into the lower left of the Timeline cover is your profile photo.

Subwoofer Placement Guidelines by Alan Lofft — October 27, 2004 Instructions on getting good bass from a subwoofer in any given room usually begin by suggesting corner placement of the subwoofer. And it's true: placing the subwoofer in a corner will equally energize all the room's resonances and maximize the subwoofer's output. However, one of the more bizarre aspects of how subwoofers couple with the specific dimensions of a room -- is that to hear all the bass energy from the subwoofer in the corner of your room, you would have to sit in the corner diagonally opposite the subwoofer! Clearly, such social isolation won't endear you to family and friends, so compromise is in order. As you might suppose, a subwoofer and your particular room work together. The worst place for a subwoofer is in the middle of a room. The Tech Talk All subwoofers produce acoustical pressure, and that is what your ear responds to. By Alan Lofft —

FLIP - Research Vessel - Ship Technology FLIP (Floating Instrument Platform) is the US Navy's oldest, and most unusual, research vessel. Commonly referred to as the FLIP ship, it is actually a 355ft long, spoon-shaped buoy which can be flipped from horizontal to a vertical position by pumping 700t of seawater into the 'handle' end whilst flooding air into the 'cradle', causing it to rise up out of the sea. Once the 28 minute transformation from horizontal to vertical has taken place, 300m of the buoy are submerged underwater, keeping the 700 long-ton mass steady and making it perfect for researching wave height, acoustic signals, water temperature and density, and for the collection of meteorological data. FLIP was created in 1962 by scientists Dr Fred Fisher and Dr Fred Spiess, who wanted a more stable space than a conventional research ship to study wave forms. FLIP was given a $2m makeover in 1995 and currently resides in La Jolla, California, although it operates all over the world. FLIP before the transformation begins.