Christmas is quite the time of the year esp for lovers. I mean one of friends has bought his fiance Scott Kay engagement rings from Reeds that is just stunning. I am it is really amazing and on his budget! Just stunning and even better than the picts on the web. Well I hope that all your holiday dreams and wishes do come true.
Have a most happy day.
Really how about the POTUS considers this?
An article by Abbas El-Zein at The Guardian explores the ethical responsibilities for engineers who create and maintain ‘technologies of violence.’ He says, ‘Engineers who see themselves as builders of the shelter and infrastructure for human needs also use their expertise in order to destroy and kill more efficiently. When doctors or nurses use their knowledge of anatomy in order to torture or conduct medical experiments on helpless subjects, we are rightly outraged. Why doesn’t society seem to apply the same standards to engineers? There is more than one answer to the question of course, but two points are especially pertinent: the common good we engineers see ourselves serving and our relationship to authority. … Our ethics have become mostly technical: how to design properly, how to not cut corners, how to serve our clients well. We work hard to prevent failure of the systems we build, but only in relation to what these systems are meant to do, rather than the way they might actually be utilised, or whether they should have been built at all. We are not amoral, far from it; it’s just that we have steered ourselves into a place where our morality has a smaller scope.’
This is really fun watching people playing and how they travel. Over the Thanksgiving weekend when I was not sonsuming turkey I was watching a band moving their stuff with some really exciting rock n roller cart at wwbw and they managed to do some really good things as far as movement. Just impressive.
I hope that you have a most happy day.
I found a new thing to do.
Arvydas Juskevicius (say that five times fast) is an independent software developer and hardware hacker based in London (which is where I got a chance to talk with him) who’s decided to bring the useful LED signalling capabilities of many modern smartphones into the world of desktop or laptop computers. With his £10 BlinkStick kit (£15 pre-assembled), you get a programmable multi-color LED that’s about the size of a flash memory key. Deceptively simple — it’s essentially one giant pixel, after all, which might not sound exciting when you have millions of them on a dense display surface. But that LED light is something you can use as a signal for alarms, or to tell you that you have a message from one app while another is at full-screen, or practically anything else that you can devise software to notice and react to. I get the sense that Juskevicius would prefer that people get the kit version, to help spur interest in actually soldering some hardware rather than just plugging it in. If you’re allergic to paying in other than U.S. dollars, the BlinkStick is also available from Adafruit Industries. Watch the video below to see it in action.
So paddy is quite a fun day. All the schools around us are closed for the day. Except us. Makes me want to browse eBay or carsonthorncpa.com All day long. I am so frazzled with my drive today. There is so much snow on the ground and so much packed n snow on the roads it makes it hard to drive.
We’ll I hope you good day.
So just in time for the great turkey we had our new randall amplifiers at Guitar Center which was really awesome as the whole family all 10 of us were together. My dad still plays the bass really well at age of 71. I was really impressed that he keeps playing. Well he does play at church every week so he keeps up.
Have a great day and a great holiday season 2013
Wow thanks USG. Just imagine if all that money went into FOSS
“The BBC reports that the U. S. government has agreed to pay software maker Apptricity $50 million to settle claims that the U.S. Army pirated thousands of copies of the firm’s provisioning software. The report indicates 500 licensed copies were sold, but it came to light an army official had mentioned that ‘thousands’ of devices were running the software.”
The US has the highest cost for broadband. There is a surprise.
“The BBC reports “Home broadband in the US costs far more than elsewhere. At high speeds, it costs nearly three times as much as in the UK and France, and more than five times as much as in South Korea. Why?…’Americans pay so much because they don’t have a choice,’ says Susan Crawford, a former special assistant to President Barack Obama on science, technology and innovation policy. We deregulated high-speed internet access 10 years ago and since then we’ve seen enormous consolidation and monopolies, so left to their own devices, companies that supply internet access will charge high prices, because they face neither competition nor oversight.”
I like going to supply stores to see what I can find and then make it. It is the engineer in me that comes out. Sort of like tearing about the toaster, tv, and other devices to see what makes them work. As a kid I got in trouble for tearing things apart and got lucky with a TV. So I like places like Reid Supply where I can order anything I get it overnight.
i like the idea if it was done with private money, but what do you expect from socialists. The idea I like is the cheaper rents.
“Tourists often marvel at the number of rich and varied bookstores along Paris streets. Right across from Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the city’s most famous independent bookstores, Shakespeare and Company. Inside, every inch of space is crammed with books and readers. The city buys buildings in high-rent districts and tries to keep a core of 300 independent bookstore by offering booksellers leases at an affordable price. ‘We have to keep our identity,’ says Lynn Cohen-Solal, ‘because if we don’t, all the shops are exactly the same in Paris, in London, in New York, in New Delhi, everywhere.’ Now Eleanor Beardsley reports at NPR that the French government has accused Amazon of trying to push the price of physical books too low and is limiting discounts on books to ensure the survival of its independent booksellers. France’s lower house of parliament has unanimously voted to add an amendment to a law from 1981, known in France as the Lang Law which sets the value of new books at fixed prices and only allows retailers to lower books’ set price by 5%, in an effort to regulate competition between booksellers and to promote reading. Guillaume Husson, spokesman for the SLF book retailers’ union, says Amazon’s practice of bundling a 5 percent discount with free delivery amounted to selling books at a loss, which was impossible for traditional book sellers of any size. ‘Today, the competition is unfair,’ says Husson. ‘No other book retailer, whether a small or large book or even a chain, can allow itself to lose that much money,’ referring to Amazon’s alleged losses on free delivery. Amazon spent $2.8 billion on free shipping worldwide last year to gain a competitive advantage. The bill limiting Amazon’s price reductions in France still has to pass the Senate to become law. In a statement, Amazon said any effort to raise the price of books diminishes the cultural choices of French consumers and penalizes both Internet users and small publishers who rely on Internet sales.”