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The Evolution of a Programmer High School/Jr.High First year in College program Hello(input, output) begin writeln('Hello World') end. Senior year in College B4TM (aka BEFORE THE MASK: THE RETURN OF LESLIE VERNON) by BeforeTheMask In late 2004 we headed up to Portland, Oregon, and shot our first film, BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON for $262,000.00. During 2005 we edited the movie in a converted closet next to my bedroom in Hollywood, CA. Here's a taste of what we did: In March of 2006, BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON premiered at the Alamo Drafthouse, Downtown, in Austin, Texas at the SXSW Film Festival. The film was an audience hit and it went on to play a year of film festivals where it earned both genre fest awards as well as community and Indy film-driven festival awards, including: Audience Award (Gen Art Film Festival)

Vintage Vinyl:Steal This Book Library of Congress number 72-157115 (stolen from Library of Congress) copyright ©1971 PIRATE EDITIONS Restaurants Food Programs Supermarkets Wholesale Markets The brick-road-laying Tiger Stone - Image 1 of 6 Laying down paving bricks is back-breaking, time-consuming work... or at least, it is if you do it the usual way. Henk van Kuijk, director of Dutch industrial company Vanku, evidently decided that squatting/kneeling and shoving the bricks into place on the ground was just a little too slow, so he invented the Tiger Stone paving machine. The road-wide device is fed loose bricks, and lays them out onto the road as it slowly moves along. A quick going-over with a tamper, and you’ve got an instant brick road.

The Skeptic Published on Science Based Medicine (18th August 2009)Harriet Hall examines the reliability and explanatory power of anecdotal reports, and biases in human perception in her article Why We Need Science: “I saw it with my own eyes” Is Not Enough I recently wrote an article for a community newspaper attempting to explain to scientifically naive readers why testimonial “evidence” is unreliable; unfortunately, they decided not to print it. I considered using it here, but I thought it was too elementary for this audience. I have changed my mind and I am offering it below (with apologies to the majority of our readers), because it seems a few of our readers still don’t “get” why we have to use rigorous science to evaluate claims. Human World Human World The women of the Tiwi tribe in the South Pacific are married at birth. When Albert Einstein died, his final words died with him.

Wireless Electricity is Real and Can Change the World A revolution in the method of transmitting and receiving power is taking place, and the results as it pertains to the everyday consumer may not be far behind. In fact, some forms of the technology will be made available this year. Picture yourself never having to worry about recharging your phone, IPod or laptop as long as you were inside a wireless energy zone. That zone can be located in your house, on the train, in the airport, or at your workplace. “Laptop batteries are always burning out and always need a charge. What we did was build a coil into a standard laptop computer and it gets its source from behind a wall in your office,” said Eric Giler, president and CEO of WiTricity. Most Amazing Miniature Food Artworks by Shay Aaron Shay Aaron is a brilliant artist from Israel who makes the most astonishing miniature food jewelry. These foodstuffs look so beautiful that we would desire to eat them. Actually, there’s a whole market out there for miniature food.

A Brain Cell is the Same as the Universe A Brain Cell is the Same as the Universe by Cliff Pickover, Reality Carnival Physicists discover that the structure of a brain cell is the same as the entire universe. Bates Masi Architects - Portfolio Profile Bates Masi + Architects LLC, a full-service architectural firm with roots in New York City and the East End of Long Island for over 50 years, responds to each project with extensive research in related architectural fields, material, craft and environment for unique solutions as varied as the individuals or groups for whom they are designed. The focus is neither the size nor the type of project but the opportunity to enrich lives and enhance the environment. The attention to all elements of design has been a constant in the firm’s philosophy. Projects include urban and suburban residences, schools, offices, hotels, restaurants, retail and furniture in the United States, Central America and the Caribbean.

6174 (number) 6174 is known as Kaprekar's constant[1][2][3] after the Indian mathematician D. R. Kaprekar. This number is notable for the following property: Take any four-digit number, using at least two different digits. (Leading zeros are allowed.)Arrange the digits in ascending and then in descending order to get two four-digit numbers, adding leading zeros if necessary.Subtract the smaller number from the bigger number.Go back to step 2. Inflatable Geodesic Cave Tent by Heimplanet I don’t have too much experience with camping and it’s kind of a love/hate relationship. The idea of it is really cool but actually doing it is not all that great. I think my problem is the fact that I don’t have access to hot, running water. And I really love my hot showers. If most camp grounds offered that, I’m game.

How the Floating Cities Will Work" Photo courtesy Freedom Ship International Freedom Ship will be a floating city that will contain over 50,000 permanent residents. See more pictures of paradise. ­Millions of people take cruises each year; but when their cruise ends, they usually return to their homes on land. Wouldn't it be great if there were a cruise that never ende­d? That's the basic idea behind a new ocean vessel called Freedom Ship. Unlike a cruise ship, Freedom Ship will be a floating city with permanent residents. The Sad World Of The Misunderstood House Spider If there’s one arthropod with an unfortunately bad rap in the human world, it’s the common house spider. Generally reclusive and non-threatening to people, spiders eat all the creatures that annoy humans (mosquitoes, flies, and roaches) while occupying the empty crevices of human shelter. And yet their very presence makes the average person go after these benevolent creatures with a fury.