Ways to Improve Human Intelligence This briefing is intended to pull into one convenient, single frame of reference a body of key information which currently is scattered across a great many different contexts. Until recently, even the possibility of any such information existing was, for essentially political reasons and funding reasons, denied by most of our institutions, together with most of our educators and psychologists, so that such findings as were made in various contexts and circumstances never got discussed across a broader context. Now that it is evident that the brain, and one's intelligence, are highly changeable and that a wide variety of conditions, arrangements and techniques may be employed to improve both brain functioning and intelligence to even a profound degree, we need to make a start on getting a lot of this key information organized to where you and other inquirers can more readily get at it, understand it, and use it. Menu of Methods Quick Interjection 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Nuclear Power Plant Demonstration by Henrik Eriksson The control-room operators of the Kärnobyl nuclear power plant are telecommuting and are running the plant through the Web. However, the mean time between failure for the components of Kärnobyl is not great. Try to keep the reactor stable when component failures occur! Brief Instructions Use sequence buttons 1-3 to run a failure-simulation sequence. Detailed Applet Description Nuclear Power Information Preparing for a Disaster Copyright © 1995-1996 Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
E316K -- Bremen I think that if there is any value in hearing writers talk, it will be in hearing what they can witness to and not what they can theorize about. My own approach to literary problems is very like the one Dr. Johnson's blind housekeeper used when she poured tea–she put her finger inside the cup. These are not times when writers in this country can very well speak for one another. In the twenties there were those at Vanderbilt University who felt enough kinship with each other's ideas to issue a pamphlet called, I'll Take My Stand, and in the thirties there were writers whose social consciousness set them all going in more or less the same direction; but today there are no good writers, bound even loosely together, who would be so bold as to say that they speak for a generation or for each other. The social sciences have cast a dreary blight on the public approach to fiction. Henry James said that Conrad in his fiction did things in the way that took the most doing.
5 Great Alternative To Photoshop Adobe Photoshop is a great product. I have been using it since 2003 and I simply love its functionality and ease of use. If there is anything to complaint about, then it has to be the high cost (US$649) involved in buying the software. For those who can’t afford Photoshop, here is a list of the 5 great free alternative to Photoshop. There is no doubt that GIMP is the closest alternative to Photoshop. Using GIMP as the backend, GIMPshop added an extra interface to make it looks and functions more like Photoshop. Krita is a painting and image editing application for Koffice and is part of the KDE package. Paint.NET is more than the default Paint application in Windows. CinePaint is a deep paint image retouching tool that supports higher color fidelity than ordinary painting tools.
beginning to see by sujata pen-art by julio lynch this book is dedicated to the 9 to 5ers and everybody else a collection of epigrams about the problem of living and the freedom to be gained through meditation much sufferingcomes into thelife of one whotries to be anywherebut herein this presentmoment are you content with where you are right now? because "right nows" are all you have there is nothingin this life that we canhave for very long things and peoplecome ... then leave us ... an immense amount of fear is created if we spend our lives dodging pain an immense amount of fear is created if we spend our lives dodging pain an immense amount of fear is created if we spend our lives dodging pain the world continually demands that we direct our attention outside ourselves meditation teaches us to revolt and turn that awareness toward our insides ... painful feelings * in the mind indicate wrong attitudes about lifemeditation can show us what we're doing wrong we live our lives fearfully yaw cificeps ego
Return to the Haikyo- Asama Volcano Museum | Michael John Grist This was my second time to go to the Asama Volcano Museum. The first was on my first haikyo road trip back in 2007- back when I was packing only a cameraphone to shoot with and cared far more about the explore than I did about the photography. It was an amazing place to ‘discover’ for ourselves, our nerves on high wires the whole time as the ethereal music rang out from the rooftop. From the fore, in HDR. The volcano museum was much as we left it that first time. The front edge of the observation deck has been smashed away by time, volcanic eruptions, and weather. The observation building, with orange antenna room. One of my favorites in this set. Another favorite. 100 yen per use. After the observation deck I moved into the body of the museum, from the top down. Compare this shot to one from two years ago: That’s got to be volcano damage, as the windows and frames are buckled inwards. A side store-room, this fella was high up on a shelf. Off. On. Smashed displays alongside uncanny lights. 1.
Czech and Slovak Cinema The Russian tanks rolled into Prague in August 1968, and the country was cowed into toeing Moscow's political line. Funnily enough, the definitive end to the Prague Spring didn't happen until almost a year later with an ice hockey match some 650 miles away in Stockholm. It was the first major international sporting event between Czechoslovakia and the USSR since the invasion, and the Czechs splurged their hoarded foreign currency allowances to be able to attend and hold up signs such as "Your tanks won't help you now." The Czechoslovak players, meanwhile, covered up the red stars on their jerseys. If such provocations weren't enough, Czechoslovakia won the game 2-0, and a massive celebratory riot broke out in Prague during which the offices of Aeroflot, the Russian state airline, were trashed. Otakar Vávra's Witches' Hammer (Kladivo na carodejnice, 1969) is more allegorical, but it doesn't take too much to see through his portrayal of the 17th century. "Dimensions of Dialogue"
2-Step DVD-to-PC or iPod Video Conversion using Free Software I’ve spent a lot of time over the past years figuring out how to get my DVD collection onto my PC so I can use my Home Theater PC (HTPC) to play my library on my TV. The following is the two step process I’ve come up with to do this; all other programs I’ve used either are not free, install spyware, or desync the audio. Step 1: Install and use DVDFab HD Decrypter. The settings here are pretty straightforward. Select “Full Disk” and where you want to save the file. Step 2: Install and Launch Handbrake. Handbrake is a cross-platform (Win, Mac, Linux) program which is a collection of command line utilities that are used to convert DVD files to media files for use on your PC or iPod. Handbrake really can’t make things too much simpler. You can then select your options manually, or use some of the pre-built presets available on the right to automatically convert your DVD for several devices. Finally, select the “Destination” and file name for your converted file. Bonus: With Dr.
Procrastination: Ten Things To Know There are many ways to avoid success in life, but the most sure-fire just might be procrastination . Procrastinators sabotage themselves. They put obstacles in their own path. They actually choose paths that hurt their performance. Why would people do that? Twenty percent of people identify themselves as chronic procrastinators. Tags: anxiety , associate professor , carleton university , christmas eve , christmas shopping , chronic depression , chronic procrastinators , delay , gift certificates , grandmother , income tax returns , milieu , ottawa canada , pay bills , personality , procrastinator , t pay , time , timothy pychyl , university in ottawa , weekly planner , work
Clocks Metric (or Decimalized) Time The day is divided into 100 parts (centidays), plus decimal fraction. Think of it as a percent of the day. The "Universal Metric Time" is based on the International Date Line. Hexadecimal Time The day is divided up into 65536 parts and written in hexadecimal (base-16) notation (A=10, B=11 ... Much more information about this can be found at Intuitor Hexadecimal Headquarters. Octal Time Octal Time uses a base-8 system (digits 0-7). Base64 Time Base-64 uses ASCII characters (in ascending order: A-Z, a-z, 0-1, +, and /). Binary Time Like hexadecimal time, the day is divided into 65536 parts, only we display it as a binary number using squares for bits, here using dark squares to represent 1 and white for 0. This can be viewed as a variation of hexadecimal time by dividing it into four 2x2 blocks of squares, each block corresponds to a digit of hexadecimal time. Mayan Time
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Correcting Creativity: The Struggle for Eminence | Guest Blog By the time he put the finishing touches on the Rite of Spring in November of 1912 in the Châtelard Hotel in Clarens, Switzerland, Stravinsky had spent three years studying Russian pagan rituals, Lithuanian folk songs and crafting the dissonant sacre chord, in which an F-flat major combines with an E-flat major with added minor seventh. The rehearsal process wasn’t easy either. Stravinsky fired the German pianist and the orchestra and performers only had a few opportunities to practice at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, where the Rite debuted in May 1913. But the Russian born composer pulled it off, and his composition now stands as a 20th century masterpiece. Stravinsky is one of seven eminent creators of the 20st century profiled by Harvard professor Howard Gardner in his 1993 book Creating Minds. The psychology of creativity–both empirical research and popular literature for the lay audience–misses this. This is the story of Gardner’s subjects. So my concern is twofold.