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ebrke

Sorry about that :'( . Link works for me.

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abarbarian

You probably have to have a US IP to read it.

I've converted the article to rtf but apparently I can't attach anything here. <sigh>

 

I've uploaded it to google drive.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1FahOsvFYT4fB0n1AIKPa15Ao4G9tSDF9

 

Many thanks.

 

Sorry about that :'( . Link works for me.

 

Nowt to apologise for. All resolved with help from good folk. It was a very interesting read. Sensors buried a mile deep in ice picking up details of objects so small. Sounds like a si-fi movie plot. :228823:

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ebrke

As far as I'm concerned, most of particle physics sounds like a fantasy story (i.e., there are six types quarks, known as flavors: up, down, strange, charm, bottom, and top), but it's fascinating if you can get a writer who can make it somewhat understandable.

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A.I. Can Track Humans Through Walls With Just a Wifi Signal

 

The Machines now have X-ray vision. A new piece of software has been trained to use wifi signals — which pass through walls, but bounce off living tissue — to monitor the movements, breathing, and heartbeats of humans on the other side of those walls. The researchers say this new tech’s promise lies in areas like remote healthcare, particularly elder care, but it’s hard to ignore slightly more dystopian applications.

 

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abarbarian

I couldn't embed this one but it's really weird looking.

 

http://i.imgur.com/hs4iUpN.mp4

 

So that is where game makers get their ideas from then. :unsure2:

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abarbarian

How to Cat-Proof Your Laptop Computer and Desk Area

 

This is not really in the right place as I thought the article was funny. I think it is interesting that there are articles dealing with the cat pest issue but non concerning dogs. :Laughing:

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V.T. Eric Layton

Yeah... I'm going to be fretting over the shape of my scutoids all day now. :(

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abarbarian

Planter of trees

 

Felix began planting trees in the late 1990s, and has since cemented his passion for British forestry by setting up The Heart of England Forest Limited charity, dedicated to planting a substantial native broadleaf forest in Warwickshire. Felix often makes a personal donation to the charity and between his personal country estate and The Heart of England Forest, over 1,874 acres of woodland have now been planted. Planting proceeds at the rate of approximately 300 acres per year. In the summer of 2013, the Forest hit a major mile-stone which was the 1 millionth tree. By the end of the planting season in March 2014, another 100,000 were planted.

 

We welcome natural regeneration of trees within our woodlands and respond positively where it occurs. A hedgerow tree is the usual seed source and nearly always happens near ash trees, field maple and to a lesser extent around oak. Oak regeneration is unusual in that it can occur just about anywhere in the woodland, probably dropped or buried by corvids (jays, crows, magpies, etc) or squirrels.

 

Although not in the same league I have been planting trees for the last thirty years. Five of which are still standing. :breakfast:

Oz Magazine

 

The history of Oz Magazine is of increasing cultural interest. Published sporadically from 1967 to 1973, it was characterised by Martin Sharp's psychedelic masterpieces and contributions form the leading radical free thinkers of the time. Though the magazine ran for only 48 issues, the infamous court action brought against it was one of the longest trials of its type in history. Two Australians - Richard Neville and Jim Anderson - along with Felix Dennis, were charged with 'conspiracy to corrupt public morals'. It became a cause celebre of its day, pitting the chaotic and disparate elements of the 'counter-culture' - Oz, International Times, Ink - with the unamused might of the 'establishment'.

 

The OZ magzine was probably why I turned out the way I did. :Laughing:

 

An for those looking for loot , this may be an entertaining and inspirational read.

 

How To Get Rich

 

 

 

How To Get Rich is a distillation of his business wisdom. Primarily concerned with the step-by-step creation of wealth, it ruthlessly dissects the business failures and financial triumphs of 'a South London lad who became rich virtually by accident'. Part manual, part memoir, part primer, this book is a template for those who are willing to stare down failure and transform their lives.

Canny, infuriating, cynical and generous by turns, How To Get Rich is an invaluable guide to 'the surprisingly simple art of collecting money which already has your name on it'.

 

I must get around to reading it one day. :228823:

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ebrke
Oak regeneration is unusual in that it can occur just about anywhere in the woodland, probably dropped or buried by corvids (jays, crows, magpies, etc)
And the corvids will choose the best seed stock, too. I've read that, and I can even see that behavior in my backyard jays, who will pick up and reject several peanuts in the shell before choosing one they feel is "prime". (Of course, pretty quickly all the peanuts are gone--to a jay there really is no such thing as a bad peanut!)
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Golden Bridge Cau Vang in Vietnam Held by Giant Concrete Hands

 

 

The 150-metre long bridge is located in the Ba Na Hills, in central Vietnam at over 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) above sea level. It was designed by TA Landscape Architecture in Ho Chi Minh City with an idea to resemble “giant hands of Gods, pulling a strip of gold out of the land,” said Vu Viet Anh, Design Principal at TA Landscape Architecture. Sputnik offers you a virtual stroll over this magnificent bridge.

 

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The Arch Mission Foundation plans to conquer the universe.

 

Earlier this year, the Arch Mission Foundation managed to include a quartz storage device containing Isaac Asimov’s Foundation trilogy on the Tesla Roadster that SpaceX launched towards the sun. At the time, co-founder Nova Spivack said this wasn’t a one-off stunt, but the first step in a bigger plan.

 

FAQ

 

To mitigate planetary risks, human data needs to be backed up in as many places as possible, both on Earth and off Earth. Space provides an ideal environment for data storage, yet also brings with it new challenges.

A large network of Arch™ Libraries (pronounced “Ark”) disseminated across the solar system will guarantee preservation of human data, no matter how much information humans create, for as long as the solar system exists.

The key to making this work is increasing the amount of data we can store per Arch™ Library, and disseminating Arch Libraries to a large number of locations across our Solar System – this is the vision of The Arch Mission.

 

 

There will be a growing number of Arch Libraries. At first there will be dozens, but by 2020 there will be at least thousands in various locations. As we develop the ability to encode the Arch Libraries onto DNA molecules that can be rapidly and cheaply replicated, it will be possible to distribute millions to billions of Arch Libraries. A day may come -- in less than 100 years -- when everyone will carry a copy of the Arch with them in a piece of jewelry, or perhaps in their own body.

 

 

Naturally the arks will contain a copy of the Arch operating system it being the pinnacle of os design. :Muahaha:

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sunrat

When the human race is extinct, which will be by the end of this century from latest reports, I don't think it will matter having data backed up in space. :'(

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abarbarian

When the human race is extinct, which will be by the end of this century from latest reports, I don't think it will matter having data backed up in space. :'(

 

You are forgetting those lost remnants of humanity that will one day restart the human race.

 

Lost in Space :laugh:

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crp

shark week soon, no?

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sunrat

This pic doesn't look that amazing, until you look at the scale.

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Snowman is 3 microns tall!

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abarbarian
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abarbarian

 

Neat , I would like to try out the brew if they manage or some of the 220 year old brew. What would it taste like , how would it affect you, would you have a different or non existen hangover ? Fascinating stuff . :beer:

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Robert

Interesting combination of music and painting

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fuIMye31Gw

 

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The birthplace of BASIC

 

 

 

After just over 55 years, the birthplace of BASIC has been honoured with a memorial marker in New Hampshire, USA.

Thanks to a campaign by local paper columnist David Brooks, the New Hampshire Historical Highway Marker was installed earlier this month.

Professor John Kemeny, Maths professor Thomas Kurtz, and a group undergraduate students at Dartmouth College (pics) created BASIC (Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code). The first program ran on 1 May 1964.

They also created time-sharing to open up access to all students at the college. The idea was that the computers should be used by all students, not just those studying technical subjects.

The marker was going to include both these achievements but they wouldn't fit onto a small road sign.

 

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