Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Their goal, as always, is to profit from war and even they know that there is nothing to be gained for them from dueling nukes. Instead they have conducted economic warfare -- and they're winning. First, they saturate the banking system with toxic securities, creating a bubble of unsustainable debt, and thereby bring banks and governments to their knees.
Once that's done, they blame the working people for the problem and offer to "bail out" the bankrupt countries -- but only if they'll cut wages, eliminate social programs, privatize the infrastructure, and a host of other things that will bring about a domination of the populace to a degree that couldn't be accomplished with war. They call it "austerity."
It's proceeding apace in the US -- oddly enough cheered on by the very people who will suffer the most -- and now the sights are set on Europe.
Even the normally sane Paul Krugman said that Spain's problems were due in part to the soaring wages. I wonder if Krugman has even been to Spain. About 60 percent of the people make 1,000 euros a month and are just getting by. Wages are not, in fact, soaring. Contrary to right-wing propaganda, Spain's problems did not come from their health care or education or their pension system. Spain was doing fine until the bankers and developers decided -- and were encouraged -- to emulate the US housing/lending/toxic security bubble.
But one country after another is falling, and falling faster than any military leader could hope for. Pretty soon, the forces of unrestrained corporate capitalism will dominate most of the industrialized world to the detriment of the 90 percent of people who aren't among the financial elite. WW3 will have ended without one mushroom cloud.
If everyone goes out and buys just 1 silver coin, the silver market which is leveraged 45 to 1 will implode, JP Morgan will not be able to deliver on their silver delivery contracts.
Show the world that YOU can win.
Sometimes, somewhere, somehow, revolutions happen, so that the weak gets strong and stays strong for as log as the powerful will let him the illusion to be the one in charge...
We spend our lives chasing dreams, tryig to make them reality, just to realize too late that the reality of the dream is never so fulfilling as the dream, that you should NEVER spoil your dreams making them into reality.
Robots have already learned to map their surroundinngs and to pick up objects.
They say it should be relatively easy, using a software optical carachter recognition which automatically transforms scanned images into text.
But still there are some problems, like picking up words embedded in a busy scene.
Another problem is identyifing words that are difficult reading because of viewing perspective.
But the future will make softwares more and more sophisticated, in order to overcome these difficulties.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Since I began using a computer I found my real hidden nature, which was not to be a mere passive user, but who enjoyed very much in being part of what she was doing.
There is nothing that gives you more satisfaction than a creative work, and I would add the more difficult, the more challenging, the better.
I discovered the new and thrilling world of software that allows you to do everything ( or almost) you want with a piece of music or a piece of a movie.
And I am not the only one.
If you look at youTube you will find out that sometimes a simple guy, with the right imagination can do better than a good director.
This is the future of video and audio.
No more passive users, but a lot of creative and intelligent people making wonders with little.
What do you need?
First a good Video Converter, like ImToo for example that allows you to do everything.
That is really everythig, including convertig between all possible compressions available on the market, extract audio from video, convert between various audio formats.
Even extract pictures and create video from pictures, encoding and decoding of High-Definition video, convert video and audio for iPad, iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, Xbox 360, PSP, PS3, NDS, Wii, BlackBerry phone, iRiver, Creative Zen and other multimedia devices.
They also have a Video Converter for Mac.
Of course one of their best featur is the iPad Video Converter.
That comes really useful if you have a iPad and like to use it for example to watch movies on a train and wherever you like.
The only limit to it is your imagination...
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
That is why you should carefully think how to look your best, especially when it is important.
The same applies to your company.
And how to make the best impression?
When it comes to you it is mostly the dress, besides the make up, the hair, the speech, the smile and so on...and when it comes to your company?
I guess that having the right logo is not only important, it is essential.
At Logo Works 40 in-house designers can make a real difference.
Because even if you are not what you look, nevertheless it is great to look great.
Also through your company.
At LogosRated.com they hire leading logo design companies to create logos for companies who care to look at their best.
Because if You never have a second chance to make a first impression, just try to make the first impression as good as you can AT THE FIRST CHANCE.
First because nothing like the Net offers you such a great selection of EVERYTHING, second because it takes very little to see ALL what is on the market.
You really have the world of goods at a click of the mouse.
More so whe it comes to virtual goods, the ones you do not even need the shipment, things like web hosting.
There are sites that make the choice so simple, because they even rate all offers.
Are you looking for UNLIMITED Sites, Space & Bandwidth, 24/7 U.S. Technical Support and 90-Day FULL Money Back Guarantee?
You can have ALL the available hosts with detailed informations and relative price.
You can click on the name, read the reviews, calculate the cost, decide for the quality and it is done.
No problems, or lost time, no regrets later.
Even somebody lazy like me has no excuses, it is so simple, you just need to read.
You can choose by location, type of hosting, price range.
In the read buying guide they even tell you HOW to choose...
What do you want more?
Thursday, November 11, 2010
With the Stirling, has been built the world’s neatest little high reliability package that will turn any form of waste into power.
They have experimented with Stirling engines in electric cars and motorbikes, but the real target is the developing world.
In trials in Bangladesh, a village used one of the engines to generate electricity for nearly six months using only cow dung for fuel.
Technology is easy to develop, but developing a new attitude, moving the culture from one mental model to another, that’s the difficult part.
You give people a solution to a problem and the great irony is that even though they’re unhappy, they have high inertia.
People don’t like change.
The reason it takes technology 15 or 20 years to come in, is because 15 years is the time it takes a kid who saw it when he was young to become a functioning adult.
Cities (especially in Europe) were made to be highly dense environments for pedestrians, while the car is a piece of hardware that was optimized to go really far, really fast.
Over half the world’s population now lives in cities, and nobody knows for certain what people will be using to get around cities in 20 years’ time, but certainly they won’t be using cars.
The financial, emotional, political and environmental costs will be prohibitive.
So welcome solutions that are going to transform waste (which is getting a big problem to get rid of)in power.
Monday, November 08, 2010
That is the dream that goes under the name of Net Neutrality: the networks that deliver the Internet to consumers must be equally open to all data packets.
One of net neutrality’s strongest backers, Google, has stopped insisting that the principle apply on wireless networks, which might need to manipulate traffic to deal with capacity constraints.
A neutral platform is the perfect environment for innovation, because innovators can develop the next great widget, and deliver it without the need of getting any permission.
We have already seen it many times: a new technology shakes up a marketplace.
It is followed by a period of amazing, generative competition. And then, when it begins to make big money, it is taken over, often by some monopolists in conspiracy with the government. Radio is the best example.
And the Internet now is the best example of how a network, end to end, grown thanks to the adding number of users and not a central unity, determined the explosion of so many new technologies.
Friday, November 05, 2010
How true, Mr. Twain, especially when you happen to be the old bird...
All life turns around wanting to be what you are not.
When you are young, being mature and wise, when you are finally wise, then you understand that wisdom is not fun.
The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality.
The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality.
Then, and mostly then, you feel old, because you are old...
Those reactors could be the solution to some of the nuclear industry’s biggest problems:waste, safety, security and nonproliferation, and last but not least important, the capital cost of construction.
Infact, small modular reactors require less initial capital investment than conventional ones and can have simpler, safer designs.
Their modules can be built in factories (unlike the components of a traditional plant, which must be built on site) and so can be deployed rapidly.
Besides, they could run for 20 years on their initial fuel, thus generating minimal waste.
Will they change the face of nuclear energy?
The multibillion dollar project will be the world’s largest fusion experiment, with contributions from the European Union, the United States, Russia, and Asian countries.
ITER will attempt to re-create the conditions of the process that powers the sun, in order to manufacture a potentially endless supply of renewable, carbon-dioxide-free energy.
One potential goal of ITER is to replace nuclear power generation, and large companies that work with nuclear power have been able to supply a great deal of the necessary experience to design ITER’s buildings and systems and to help determine the safety procedures.
Or videos teaching step by step how to set up your first website or blog, how to reach high ranking with competitive keywords, and how to actually make good money out of it through affiliate offers?
What you need is just to become a member of a network which is 10 years old and has thousands of members.
Do you happen to know "rich jerk"?
Kelly Felix, created the "Rich Jerk" website.
It is one of the top affiliate marketing courses of all time and has more than 100,000 members.
Do you think that these are good credentials to become a member of this group?
I personally think that they are more than good...
The air at the "Top" is bright and fresh, would you like to try?
Thursday, November 04, 2010
The first devices to be powered entirely by ambient energy are likely to be sensors, calculators and clocks. But the hope is that music-players, e-readers and mobile phones will eventually follow.
The aim is to harvest radiation from multiple sources.
Markku Rouvala, an engineer at Nokia Research Centre in Cambridge, England, harvested as much as 5 milliwatts of power using a wide band receiver capable of mopping up radio signals between 500MHz and 10GHz including radio, TV, Wi-Fi and mobile-phone signals from nearby transmitters.
Advocates of satellite solar power, for example, dream of beaming gigawatts of solar power down to Earth from geostationary satellites more than 35,000km up.
The same approach has been used in ground-based experiments to beam one kilowatt of power over a distance of several kilometers.
A little over a century ago, the inventor Nikola Tesla drew up ambitious plans to transmit electrical power without wires.
He carried out a series of experiments in which electric lights were illuminated via electrostatic induction, by connecting them to metal sheets suspended in a strong electric field produced by a distant transmitter.
In 1898 he proposed a world system of giant towers that would form both a global wireless communications network and a means of delivering electricity over large areas without wires.
Today several firms are pursuing various technologies that deliver electrical power without Wires.
And in contrast with many types of computer espionage, the process is simple, requiring only a cheap microphone and a desktop computer.
Such snooping is possible because each key produces a characteristic click, shaped by its position on the keyboard, the vigor and hand position of the typist, and the type of keyboard used.
Because I spend most of my time in it and being surrounded by the things you like and you enjoy is the best way to spend your life.
But my house is not a museum, one of those places which are glamorous, but you cannot live comfortably, because of the limitations of the environment.
I love marble and wood, but prefer laminate and tiles.
Because they are easy to clean, survive most mistreatments ( if you have children you know what I mean) and so pleasant to walk on, especially in summer.
For example my bathroom tiles are marble alike.
They look the same, but you can wash them as much as you like, knowing they won’t loose their shine and colour.(they must be a good quality of course, it doesn’t pay to use low quality tiles).
I love glass tiles, the kind you can use to make mosaics.
For example, if you want something very special, that your children will love, you can make a mosaic using red, white and blue tiles, the colour of the subway tiles, (I am talking about London subway).
You can make the most amazing and original bathroom, just playing with colours!
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
HTML is the language a computer can understand and subsequently follow the directions to display on the user’s screen correctly all the information’s sent via the Web.
HTML itself embodies the ideal that knowledge is meant to be shared. Unlike proprietary software that hides its programming code, HTML lets anyone see and learn from its workings.
But when the Internet boom was on, HTML couldn’t handle the complexity of what people and businesses
were trying to use the Web for.
The central goal of HTML5 is to give websites the chance to expand beyond pages and into programs.
The new terms in the HTML dictionary include “canvas,” which lets a website designer insert a moving graphic that can be used in games or animations.
The language will also have tags for video and audio, which should dramatically streamline the way the Web handles multimedia: it will be as easy for a Web developer to incorporate a fi lm clip or a song as it is to place text and images.
Multimedia elements will no longer require complex code and an add-on program such as Flash. This should make Web browsers faster and more efficient.
Learning to build Web pages should become easier.
HTML5 could potentially boost security, by making it harder for attackers to dupe people into downloading malicious plug-in programs.
So a study of possible solar-cell materials, examining not only their chemistry and physics but also their availability produced as a result fool’s gold (pyrite or iron sulfide): it is abundant and cheap, and it has optical properties that allow it to efficiently convert sunlight into electricity.
The theoretical efficiency of iron sulfide is 31 percent.
That’s as good as silicon.
What’s more, 20 nanometers of pyrite can absorb as much light as 300 micro meters of silicon.
Because it absorbs so much more light, it can be made into thinner cells, which require less raw material.
Previous efforts to build solar cells with pyrite produced devices that, at best, converted only 2.8 percent of sunlight into electricity.
The low efficiency was due to inconsistencies in the crystal structure of the pyrite.
Making pyrite nanoparticles will produce pyrite crystals with a uniform, favorable structure .
The resulting material will outperform conventional pyrite in solar cells.
When I was a little girl (some time ago) my favourite past time was dreaming what I would have done if I had won the lottery or some big prize.
Growing up my wishes changed, but the pleasure to think to be able, once in my life, to have enough money to do ALL the things I would have liked to, was always the same.
I had a good friend, Laura, we shared almost everything, including this dream.
She always had the best ideas and since then I understood that nothing is as nice and looks more real than what you can share, being it a joy or a sorrow.
And you, what would you do, if suddenly you were able to win something like £40,000?
I ask you, because it could be possible, even easier than winning at the Lotto.
PayPal launched a brilliant prize draw promotion that give everyone who enters the chance to win £40,000.
For example at <a href="http://www.dabs.com/category/sound-and-vision,tv-and-home-entertainment/11038?q=eye">Dabs.com</A> you could buy something like a new Laptop.
Or what about a new Monitor? At <a href="http://www.ebuyer.com/">Ebuyer</A> they have a Samsung 23" for just £129.98
If you are looking for something very special, for you or as a present to somebody special, you could invest £29.99 for a
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If you still do not have an iPod, may be it is the right moment to buy one, for only £280.00 at < a href="http://www.misco.co.uk">Misco</A>.
A real bargain could be (in the case you buy the iPod) the CAMBRIDGE AUDIO iD10Black iPod Dock for £19.95...at <a href="http://www.richersounds.com/"> Richer Sounds</A>
What can I say more...
Everything is so easy, you can buy everything you like, just sitting in front of your computer and may be even win a lot of money...
And if you don´t? Dreaming is always the best pastime and costs nothing...
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Many so-called intelligent choices, even when they come at higher price, actually can save us money in the long run.
Consumers are willing to pay a little more for high-quality, ethical products.
And the success of this type of products shows that given the choice, many consumers will decide to help society, the environment, and, in the long run, themselves.
Consumers buy computer batteries on the basis of their initial capacity, only to be disappointed when that capacity shrinks by half after just a few months.
But today is available a notebook-computer battery, designed to run four to five hours between charges, that will retain its capacity for three years without degrading.
Consumers would be able to buy just one instead of many batteries over the life of the computer.
That translates into a lower total cost of ownership for the computer, saving consumers money.
Moreover, when fewer batteries are purchased, fewer are manufactured.
Fewer manufacturing materials are consumed, less energy is needed for production and transport, and fewer goods must be recycled or disposed of.
To save money and reduce our effect on the environment, we can ride a bicycle instead of driving a car, buy longer lasting light bulbs, use high-quality electronics, and stop buying disposable water bottles.
In a few words, spending more to spend less.
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Renewable energy will ultimately be a critical element of a more sustainable world.
The single largest source of global greenhouse-gas emissions is burning coal, and coal is not going to go away anytime soon.
The solution appears to be to convert coal into natural gas.
Natural gas is made up of four parts hydrogen to one part carbon, and it is so clean we burn it in our
homes without even needing a vent.
Burning natural gas made from coal in a modern power plant generates about 60 percent less in greenhouse- gas emissions than burning coal directly and eliminates almost all other pollutants.
The only and not small problem is that converting coal into natural gas has long been too expensive to implement on a large scale.
But a process called catalytic hydromethanation, can economically convert coal into pure natural gas while removing and capturing most of the carbon.
Apart from nuclear energy—which comes with its own problems there is no other option that could make such a significant global impact using available technology
Monday, November 01, 2010
But size is a crude measure: while larger brains may be smarter on average, it’s not clear if that’s because they have more nerve cells, more connections between cells, or more of the fibers that carry neural signals.
Studies of Albert Einstein’s brain, for example, have found that it was typical in size, or even a bit on the small side.
But what if the key to intelligence is neither an individual area of the brain nor its total volume but the network over which information is transmitted and integrated?
The neural signals travel from nodes near the back of the brain, where sensory data is collected and synthesized, to those in the frontal lobes, which are responsible for decision making and planning. The connections between these nodes are just as critical as the nodes themselves. “If the nodes of a network
aren’t communicating effectively and efficiently, then the network won’t function efficiently,”.
By volume, gray matter makes up roughly half the human brain.
The other half is white matter, consisting of fi lament-like neural projections wrapped in a fatty material called myelin; such a high proportion of white matter appears to be unique to humans.
As we evolved from worms to humans, the number of non-neural cells in the brain increased 50 times more than the number of neurons.
What gives us our cognitive capacity is not actually the number of neurons, which can vary tremendously between human individuals, but rather the quality of our connections.
Thanks to their layer of insulation, which prevents leakage of electrical impulses, myelinated nerve fibers can send signals about 100 times as fast as unmyelinated ones.
The myelin also allows more information to be sent per second by reducing the waiting time between signals. The result is that neurons can process 3,000 times as much information as would otherwise be possible. That
capacity is crucial for speaking and processing language.
Is intelligence determined by how fast the brain works? If so, does finding the key to processing speed in the brain mean researchers have finally found the secret to intelligence?
Speed is probably not the only determinant of IQ.
One of the things that is important for IQ is frontal-lobe function, which is involved in planning, decision making, and weighing evidence.
The crucial factor may be how efficiently information moves around the brain, rather than just how quickly.
People with above-normal IQs of 120 and up have the most efficient brain networks.
If white matter plays a key role in intelligence, is there a way to enhance it?
It’s likely that the quality of white matter is at least partly genetically determined and, therefore, difficult to change.
But environmental factors also play a role. Rodents raised in a stimulating environment have more white matter. And research suggests that the apparent IQ difference between people who were breast-fed and bottle-fed as babies may arise because breast milk contains omega-3s, fatty acids involved in the production of myelin; as a result, some baby formula now includes these compounds.
Scientists haven’t yet studied white matter enough to know how to improve it directly, especially in healthy people. But exercise, diet, and mental activity have all been shown to boost brain health and decrease the risk of dementia, a disorder that has been linked to white-matter damage.
Learning more about the role of white matter in intelligence will give scientists a fuller picture of how brain anatomy influences cognition.
This could be a boon for physicians working with Alzheimer’s patients or others suffering from diseases that cause cognitive damage.