Update February 11, 2017: 'In an interview on Monday with E&E News, Dr. Bates appeared to distance himself from some of what he wrote in the blog post, and from the way his criticisms were portrayed in the Mail on Sunday article.
âThe issue here is not an issue of tampering with data,â he said, âbut rather really of timing of a release of a paper that had not properly disclosed everything it was.â
Climate Home, a nonprofit site based in London that offers news and analysis, also weighed in on one of the central contentions of Mr. Roseâs article, that the publication of the NOAA paper had "dupedâ policy makers into adopting the Paris accord. The site contacted representatives to the talks from 10 countries; none said that the paper had any influence.'
Update February 09, 2017: 'Dr Batesâ main complaint is that Dr Karl and his co-authors did not follow strict procedures required for NOAAâs âoperationalâ data. It is not yet clear whether Dr Karl should have subjected his research data to the same procedures. Dr Karl, who retired from NOAA in August 2016, has not yet had the opportunity to respond fully to Dr Batesâ allegations.'
'..a failure to observe proper ethical standards..'
'Dr John Batesâs disclosures about the manipulation of data behind the âPausebusterâ paper is the biggest scientific scandal since âClimategateâ in 2009 when, as this paper reported, thousands of leaked emails revealed scientists were trying to block access to data, and using a âtrickâ to conceal embarrassing flaws in their claims about global warming.
Both scandals suggest a lack of transparency and, according to Dr Bates, a failure to observe proper ethical standards.
Because of NOAA âs failure to âarchiveâ data used in the paper, its results can never be verified.
Like Climategate, this scandal is likely to reverberate around the world, and reignite some of scienceâs most hotly contested debates.'
'Whatever takes its place, said Dr Bates, âthere needs to be a fundamental change to the way NOAA deals with data so that people can check and validate scientific results. Iâm hoping that this will be a wake-up call to the climate science community â a signal that we have to put in place processes to make sure this kind of crap doesnât happen again.
Dr Bates said: âHow ironic it is that there is now this idea that Trump is going to trash climate data, when key decisions were earlier taken by someone whose responsibility it was to maintain its integrity â and failed.â '
'Dr Bates retired from NOAA at the end of last year after a 40-year career in meteorology and climate science. As recently as 2014, the Obama administration awarded him a special gold medal for his work in setting new, supposedly binding standards âto produce and preserve climate data recordsâ.
Less than two years earlier, a blockbuster report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which drew on the work of hundreds of scientists around the world, had found âa much smaller increasing trend over the past 15 years 1998-2012 than over the past 30 to 60 yearsâ. Explaining the pause became a key issue for climate science. It was seized on by global warming sceptics, because the level of CO2 in the atmosphere had continued to rise.
In the weeks after the Pausebuster paper was published, Dr Bates conducted a one-man investigation into this. His findings were extraordinary. Not only had Mr Karl and his colleagues failed to follow any of the formal procedures required to approve and archive their data, they had used a âhighly experimental early runâ of a programme that tried to combine two previously separate sets of records.
Dr Bates revealed that the failure to archive and make available fully documented data not only violated NOAA rules, but also those set down by Science. Before he retired last year, he continued to raise the issue internally. Then came the final bombshell. Dr Bates said: âI learned that the computer used to process the software had suffered a complete failure.â
The reason for the failure is unknown, but it means the Pausebuster paper can never be replicated or verified by other scientists.
Whatever takes its place, said Dr Bates, âthere needs to be a fundamental change to the way NOAA deals with data so that people can check and validate scientific results. Iâm hoping that this will be a wake-up call to the climate science community â a signal that we have to put in place processes to make sure this kind of crap doesnât happen again.
Dr Bates said: âHow ironic it is that there is now this idea that Trump is going to trash climate data, when key decisions were earlier taken by someone whose responsibility it was to maintain its integrity â and failed.â
NOAA not only failed, but it effectively mounted a cover-up when challenged over its data. After the paper was published, the US House of Representatives Science Committee launched an inquiry into its Pausebuster claims. NOAA refused to comply with subpoenas demanding internal emails from the committee chairman, the Texas Republican Lamar Smith, and falsely claimed that no one had raised concerns about the paper internally.'
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------------ Note 1: So you got a Nexus 4. Congratulations. You have an incredibly powerful device in your hands. This post is not N4 specific, so you can try several of these with any top-of-the-line Android device. N4 because all of these have been field-tested on mine. If you've got interesting apps/uses to share, shoot in the comments, I'd love to hear 'em. Otherwise, if 'Angry Birds' is all you've done, read on, you must. ;)
Note 2: I'm sure someone at Google is huge Guillermo Del Toro fan. Galaxy Nexus was code-named 'toro', Nexus 4 is code-named 'mako' (ref:Pacific Rim). ------------
Widgets were always the strength of the Android ecosystem, and 4.2 Jelly Bean added the capability to add widgets on the lock-screen. There are several lock-screen widgets, but none standout like Roman Nurik's DashClock widget, which is beautiful, and isn't heavy on the battery. There are several extensions for this widget available in the store, so suit yourself.
Nova Launcher is a popular choice for launcher replacement. It gives you a lot of options to customize just about everything. A shoutout to Buzz Launcher, which attempts to create a marketplace for out-of-the-box homescreens, which you can download and apply in a flash! Worth checking out if you are among the lazy ones.
...and since you will install so many apps, it is easy to get lost. Enter: App Dialer, yep, an app to find apps installed on your phone!
Part II: root mako
Rooting gives you the ability to flash custom ROMs on your phone. I haven't flashed any custom ROMs yet, I am pretty happy with the stock ROM. But rooting allows you to make full backups of your phone, and some pretty nifty apps. Most of the methods of rooting Nexus 4 factory resets the phone, and guides are easily available if you google it.
The method I used doesn't factory reset the phone. (Motochopper method)
2: Root. Yep, that simple. A full guide here (they even have a video!). The guide is for Galaxy S4, but it works just the same for Nexus 4 (I've done it!).
All the other methods unlocks bootloader first, and then applies root. Hence the factory reset.
Motochopper roots without unlocking the bootloader. Once you have achieved root, you can unlock your bootloader using BootUnlocker (yep, there's an app for that!). Android 4.3 update was announced today, so there's a decent chance you'll lose root after the update. You can use Voodoo OTA RootKeeper to preserve root during the OTA update.
Part III: sudo mako
Well... you have a rooted phone. What now?
ShareKM - My favorite root app's gotta be ShareKM. It's brilliant! It connects the phone to your computer over wi-fi/data/bluetooth. Slide the mouse pointer from the edge of the screen, and voila!, the mouse pointer jumps to your phone! You can now use your computer's keyboard to type on your phone, or copy text from one to the other. It's really neat, you should check it out if you have a rooted Android device. Video of this app in action embedded below:
OBackup - Nandroid Backup - Nandriod backup means a full image backup of your phone. So if you mess up something tinkering, you can always restore the phone exactly to how it was. OBackup does cloud backups and you can schedule your backups, which is pretty neat.
LMT - LMT enable features on stock Android that are typically available on custom ROMs, and is often the reason why people do install custom ROMs. It isn't avaialble on Google Play, but can be downloaded from here. A full review here, and video of the app in action below:
Spend time configuring your phone, it'll be worth it. Tinker. Enjoy.
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Hair metal is a loose term, as loose as the women in your average hair metal video (this kind of wit is prevalent throughout this blog, so pat yourself on the back, wise reader, for choosing to read this). But it's a term that usually garners at least a giggle from those who remember back in the day. These are the same giggles reserved for skyrocketing bangs, mullets, pink suit jackets with the sleeves rolled up, hoop earrings and thinking "Knight Rider" was a great show. Hair metal deserves better. I'm here to give it to you. We shouldn't have to be embarrassed about it. Take me. I have some culture in my music tastes. I've played Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Mozart in symphony orchestras and Miles Davis in jazz bands. I've listened to many of the kings and queens of jazz and own many of their records. I have the box sets of Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan and Led Zeppelin. And yet I'm an unabashed fan of metal. Metal forever and metal for life and whatnot. That includes hair metal, which, despite its wild success at its peak, probably gets teased more than any other era of music except perhaps disco. And as a result I expect exactly two people to read this until the end, including me. But here you go. The top 25 hair metal songs of all time. I did have to leave out Hall Of Fame bands such as Iron Maiden, Dio, Dream Theater, Helloween, Queensryche, Metallica, Grim Reaper, Armored Saint, Judas Priest, Chastain (obscure band but one of my favorites, probably worth a blog post at some point) and Savatage because they're not really hair metal. They're not glam metal. They're not even hard rock. They are metal, and even if I preferred those bands growing up, that's not the point of this post. If there's any point to this post at all.
I tried not to repeat bands. That probably means leaving out a lot of great songs, but I was able to find a signature hit, at least in my opinion, from many key bands from the Spandex Era.
I also didn't put them in order. Maybe I should, but just to make this list is an honor. About as big an honor as a Grammy, I'm pretty sure. Speaking of Grammy, er, grammar, I have made the bands plural even though a band is a single entity. It's much easier to read that way. I apologize in advance.
Let's get to it:
â¢ "Live Wire" By Motley Crue â Motley Crue was the first hard rock/metal/hair metal band I ever got into. My neighborhood kid friends brought me a tape one day, and I listened to it with a sense of wonder, excitement and fear. The tape was "Shout at the Devil." It seemed kinda evil, and I remember, late at night, becoming a little scared at what bringing this group into my life could mean (I was, unfortunately, kind of a deep kid who overthought far too many things. You MAY be able to see the resemblance to the adult me now.) In fairness, I was in like fifth grade, and this group at the time had just opened for Ozzy Osbourne, who bit the heads off doves and bats and drank their blood like lemonade (at least that's what I heard). My parents didn't take us to church, but that pentagram and the lyrics "Shout at the DEVIL" still made me worry that I was going to want to sacrifice small, cute animals after listening to the tape.
Of course, I also remember thinking Metallica, when I first heard "Ride The Lightning," was just various recordings of coyotes. Fortunately I got over my pansy ways. Motley Crue was my first step.
I discovered "Live Wire" later, when you fall in love with a band and check out its older albums. Motley Crue has had many great songs. The first track off their first album remains their best, especially the remix that helped take out some of the sludgy production of the original.
Shit, this may be a long post. That was a lot of description.
â¢ "Foolin'" By Def Leppard â Def Leppard's "Pyromania" was one of my first hair metal albums, after the Crue's "Shout at the Devil." I got it in a six-pack of tapes I got from those music clubs that gave you 12 for a penny if you agreed to buy six more at regular (inflated) prices and sacrifice small, cute animals. My other tapes were The Police, Duran Duran and a bunch I can't remember, so you can see where my mindset was at the time. I think "Pyromania" is a nearly perfect hard rock album, and it's by far Def Leppard's best. Def Leppard was at one time a band that sounded like AC/DC, only with catchier melodies and a better singer, and it's a shame that they castrated themselves a bit with "Hysteria," a fine record with far too many ballads and the most overplayed song in history, "Pour Some Sugar on Me." The fact that I've heard that song approximately 40 billion times and my parents' radio station (KUDL, pronounced "cuddle") could play it because it was soft enough and catchy enough not to offend the menopause crowd and yet hard enough to make the station seem "edgy" eliminates the song from my top 25. It was hard to pick between "Photograph" and "Rock of Ages" and this one, but I remember adoring this song when I was younger, and so it wins, even if the other two songs are probably better. Yep, this post will be long. Sorry.
â¢ "You Shook Me (All Night Long) By AC/DC â The OTHER most overplayed song in history, besides "Sweet Home Alabama," and there are many other AC/DC tracks I personally like better, including "Hells Bells," "Highway to Hell" and "It's A Long Way To The Top," but I believed this was the one song I could not leave off the list regardless of my personal feelings for it. It's proof that "hair metal" is a loose term because these guys were pretty much the OPPOSITE of a hair metal band. They were ugly guys who dressed like factory workers, save for Angus, who wore a schoolboy outfit that would probably get him arrested if he went anywhere but a concert hall. Yet this song helped kick off the catchy, radio-friendly-yet-hard-edged hair metal era because of its wild success. Basically every band tried to copy it. The band also featured a smoking hot blonde in the video. I can STILL see her riding that mechanical horse.
As an aside, KISS' "Rock and Roll All Nite," which compares favorably with this song in many ways (classic band, overplayed song loved by everyone, catchy as hell), is NOT on the list. It's a great song, but it's really not from the era. And the hair metal era, which boosted the careers of many older bands that actually got their start in the 70s (such as the Scorpions, Van Halen, Sammy Hagar, AC/DC and perhaps even Judas Priest and Iron Maiden) almost destroyed KISS. The band took off its makeup and made mostly forgettable records filled with songs like "Crazy Crazy Nights" and "God Gave Rock and Roll To You" that really sounded like a desperate uncle trying to fit in at one of his nephew's fun parties. Still...
â¢ "Heaven's On Fire" By KISS â This song was a glorious exception. It's my favorite song by KISS, and I really do love KISS. It's stupid as hell but even catchier.
â¢ "We're Not Gonna Take It" By Twisted Sister â I was trying to think of perhaps the worst hair metal band in the era simply in terms of ability. I came up with Krokus, Danger Danger and Britney Fox, but I still think Twisted Sister was probably the worst. "Stay Hungry" sounds as if it was played by a bunch of fifth-graders. And yet it's not only a good record, it's a classic. Why? The power of songwriting. Dee Snider was simply a great songwriter. He wrote "I Wanna Rock" and "Stay Hungry" and "The Price," and he wrote this insanely catchy number too, filled with attitude and one of the best choruses ever for a rock song. My DAD liked this one for God's sake. Dee was also a great metal singer. He didn't resort to the "balls in a vice" falsetto that so many other singers had to abuse to fit in. They had a good look, and their videos were hilarious. They didn't take themselves too seriously, a lesson I wish more metal bands learned. â¢ "Rock Me" by Great White â A nightclub fire, as horrible as it was, shouldn't mean we overlook this band. Yes, Great White was a ripoff of many better classic rock bands, and yes this song took pieces of a half-dozen Led Zeppelin songs and glued them together, but that still makes for a great song. This band was a bit more no-nonsense than most in the era and would have fit comfortably in the 70s. It has a solid greatest-hits collection, including three off "Once Bitten," the band's biggest album, and that's far more than most hair metal bands. I also liked "Desert Moon" a lot. â¢ "Rock You Like A Hurricane" by The Scorpions â The Scorpions are proof that hair metal or pop metal could be really good if a great band played it and wrote it. The Scorpions didn't need the hair metal era to be popular, though there's no doubt they benefitted from it, and here's exhibit A: This song is one of the best songs of the 80s, with perhaps the best opening riff of all the hair metal songs. It's so simple, too: Da-da-da, dudu, dududa, dadaaa. It's also heavier than you remember, and the video is almost kinda scary, not just the band writhing around a hot girl. The centerpiece from "Love At First Sting," a classic album. The Scorpions weren't flashy, attractive guys, but they had at least a dozen great songs, were a great live band (they were the best, I thought, when I saw "Monsters of Rock" with Van Halen and Metallica) and deserve a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. â¢ "Out of Love" by Blue Murder â Who? Yeah, I know. Blue Murder was a trio led by John Sykes, who actually played guitar on Whitesnake's monster album, not the pretty boys in the videos. This album shows just what a good guitarist (and singer) he was, and it, quite frankly, rocked. This is a sappy ballad, but it's probably my favorite hair ballad ("Still Loving You" and "Home Sweet Home" are the only ones that come close; I really wasn't much of a fan of ballads). This band put out two albums (that I know of), but the self-titled one, the debut, is still worth owning. â¢ "Modern Day Cowboy" by Tesla â Tesla opened for Def Leppard on the Hysteria tour, and it was one of those glorious, rare times when I got my socks knocked off by a band I didn't know. They kicked Leppard's butt, and I bought the album the next day. It's still one of my favorites, and it ranks up there with "Appetite for Destruction" as a debut album by a hard rock band. This is the best track on an album full of great ones, including "Little Suzy" and "Comin' Atcha Live". â¢ "Down Deep Into The Pain" by Stevie Vai â Marginal hair metal, but Vai played on Whitesnake's "Slip of the Tongue" and David Lee Roth's debut and therefore had a big role in the hair metal era. This is Devin Townsend's debut as well, as far as I can tell, and he's a big name in metal today. I always liked Vai's "The Audience Is Listening" too. â¢ "Lights of Heaven" by Joe Satriani â Speaking of instrumental guitarists, here's the best, ever. He performed in this era, so I put him here. Satriani is famous for "Surfing with the Alien," but I think the album that spawned this track is better, and this is his best song. â¢ "Wild Child" by W.A.S.P. â I love W.A.S.P. Blackie Lawless was a strange dude, almost too strange, as the band's antics and acting as Tipper Gore's thorn overshadowed the fact that Lawless not only had a terrific metal voice, he wrote a TON of catchy, hard tunes. This is my favorite track, but there are many other great ones, including a song, "Helldorado," that the band released in 1999 (!). â¢ "Panama" by Van Halen â One of my best friends who enjoys this kind of music and is probably the biggest Rush fan ever says Van Halen was a hair band. I have passionately disagreed, but I'll give him this point: "1984" was basically a hair metal album, and so I've included what I think was the best track here. Man, "1984" was a great album: "Jump," "Hot For Teacher," "I'll Wait" and this song. Was "1984" Van Halen's best album? I think so. â¢ "Cherry Pie" by Warrant â I was not a fan of Warrant, just like I wasn't a fan of many of the marginal glam hair bands that played pop metal more watered down than a free casino drink. But Warrant redeemed itself with this outrageous, horrible hunk of cheese that just happens to feature one of the catchiest choruses in the history of hair metal. One of the best videos, too. I mean, at one point, the band hoses down the incredibly hot blonde. You know, cause she's SO HOT. Get it? I thought you might. P.S. I just watched the video. Yeah, it holds up even less than I thought. I really didn't think that was cool at one point, did I? â¢ "In My Dreams" by Dokken â If you overlook the fact that magazines loved to focus on the fact that George Lynch and Don Dokken hated each other, and if you maybe ignore the fact that Don Dokken had the personality of a moldy sponge, you'd be left with a pretty damn good hair metal band. Dokken was a terrible live band. You really could see why the guys hated each other, as there was no chemistry at all. Don, who I think was a lot older than he let on, came out for Dokken's Monsters of Rock gig, the same one I saw in Kansas City, and said "Hey, I smell some DOOOOOBAGE," and it went downhill from there. Even so, Jeff Pilson, the bass player, could sing, Don had a good hair metal voice and Lynch could really play. They also wrote some great songs. They would have a nice greatest hits collection. "Kiss of Death" is a close second. â¢ "Youth Gone Wild" by Skid Row â Skid Row holds a special spot somewhere in my cold metal heart not only for this killer, killer, killer song but for the fact that the band was set up to have a nice, long, cheesy career. The opening track of their debut was "Big Guns," a song about a woman's...never mind. Anyway, the band followed up with a second album, and it was the heaviest I'd ever heard from a supposed hair metal band. Seriously, some pretty fierce power metal bands couldn't match that guitar crunch, and Bach could always scream with the best of them. I'm convinced it destroyed their career, but I admire them for sticking to their roots and not putting out a featherweight product because that's what the label (and unfortunately probably the public) wanted. â¢ "The Final Countdown" by Europe â Abused by many sports teams now, this song featured the best keyboard riff in a hair metal song, like, ever. It's a good example of a riff really acting as the chorus, since there wasn't much of a chorus. They just sang the song's name over that sweet riff a few times. It worked, just as it did for "Layla." Unbelievably, Europe, not a great band by any stretch, did have another great song, this one on their first album, called "Wings of Tomorrow." Check it out. â¢ "All We Are" by Warlock â Warlock was heavier than most hair metal bands, but I still count it because the video for this song is candy-corn corny. Here's a secret: I really have a thing for metal chicks, and Doro was the metalist chickiest of all. Her pipes were as amazing as her blonde hair that went down to her waist. â¢ "Addicted to that Rush" by Mr. Big â Mr. Big hit it big with "Be With You," a pretty awful hair metal ballad that sounded like a ripoff of "More Than Words," Extreme's big one (which is a much better song, but it won't make this list either). But this song leads off their lesser-known debut album, and it's a shredder, something Racer X might have played (and I just looked it up, and sure enough, the band's guitarist, Paul Gilbert, played in it). Mr. Big also had Billy Sheehan and therefore had more chops in the cushions of their couch than even most power metal bands. â¢ "Cryin' in the Rain" by Whitesnake â I was a bigger fan of Whitesnake than the band probably deserved, though David Coverdale could really sing, and they had some good songs even before the monster self-titled album was released ("Slide It In," "Slow 'N' Easy" and "Love Ain't No Stranger" are three of the best). Yes, this album had many whoppers, but I always thought "Still of the Night" was too much of a Zep rip-off, and I never really forgave Whitesnake for releasing a remixed, poppier version of "Here I Go Again." So this is my pick, which features an incredible solo by John Sykes and some tour-de-force vocals from Coverdale. I really would have liked to have seen Tawny slither (see what I did there?) to this one. Whitesnake gets a lot of derision these days, and I have two theories as to why. The first is simple: The band name sucks. The second, I think, comes from the fact that many people love to make fun of this era, as I've said before. I can't blame them. This era, like Disco, really makes you wonder what the fuck we were all thinking. But like Disco, this era put out a lot of great music that's unfairly judged because of all the costumes and hair and overall silliness. Whitesnake absorbs quite a bit of that today because they weren't quite Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Guns and Roses or Motley Crue, bands that people still love today without shame. But Whitesnake was bigger than most other bands such as Quiet Riot, Cinderella and probably even Ratt. They already were a fairly established band when "Whitesnake" was released, and that album sold millions and was huge. HUGE. So people remember them as much as Def Leppard, but they don't carry the same nostalgia as Leppard does and therefore people don't mind throwing darts their way. Whitesnake is probably the Village People of the hair metal era. We can be honest, though: Rudy Sarzo probably didn't need to lick the neck of his guitar in those videos quite that much either. P.S. After Tawny kinda wigged out and beat up her baseball husband, it took away a bit of the luster of her on that car, didn't it? Bowling For Soup's "1985" video nailed the parody. â¢ "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns and Roses â I honestly couldn't decide between this one and "Welcome to the Jungle" and "Paradise City" and "Rocket Queen" and...I think you get the point. What an amazing album. It still holds up today: Pull out the CD (oh don't lie, you do TOO still have it) and give it a whirl. I chose this song because Slash's solo is one of the best on any song, ever. Slash was hair metal's Jimmie Page, a guitarist who could play solos that matched the songs rather than tossing some fast scales and tricks around for 30 seconds. â¢ "Cum On Feel The Noize" by Quiet Riot â Yeah, it's a cover, but really, does anyone associate Slade with this song? (Slade had a big hit of its own. Remember "Run Runaway"? I do.) Quiet Riot proved it could write their own song with "Metal Health," but this by far their best single. Even the verses sounded as good as the chorus. I remember seeing them on the TV show "Solid Gold," and to their credit, they actually chose to play their song live, rather than just lip synch it like 95 percent of all the other groups. â¢ "You Give Love A Bad Name" by Bon Jovi â I didn't really get Bon Jovi, even if I thought "Runaway" was a good song. Bon Jovi seemed like a bunch of pretty boys that had zero good songs (besides "Runaway"), and yet all these girls wore their shirts and thought Jon Bon Jovi was dreamy. Then I heard this song and instantly loved it, and I could not BELIEVE it was Bon Jovi. So I sighed, bought the album, popped in the cassette and...wow, ticked off the hits, one by one. Sure enough, "Livin' On A Prayer," "Wanted Dead or Alive" and "Never Say Goodbye" (yuck) followed. Classic record. Easily one of the best from the era, and eventually that alone will put this band in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame one day. I was sorely tempted to put "Livin' On A Prayer" in this list too but I wanted to follow my rule. I find it interesting that this band still seems to have major credibility. I realize Motley Crue and Def Leppard still tour, but I don't think there's any doubt that most people who go to those shows are there to see them sing their classic hits. Most other hair metal bands only tour small clubs or package themselves with other hair metal bands to land bigger concerts. But Bon Jovi is still seen as more than a nostalgia act and draws big crowds on its own. It had a big hit, "It's My Life," many years after this era (even though the song sounded like it came from the band's hair metal days). â¢ "Prime Mover" by Zodiac Mindwarp â What a name, right? Sometimes a band that has no business even making a record drinks some really good gin or smokes a magic mushroom and writes an incredible song that is far catchier than it should be. This is that song, a messy masterpiece that even manages to avoid many of the trappings of the hair metal era and therefore could honestly be on the radio today without too many giggles. â¢ "Round and Round" by Ratt â If you forced me to pick a favorite song out of this whole list, this might be it. There's some serious nostalgia here, as this was the first hair metal song that truly hooked me after I discovered Motley Crue and became more comfortable with listening to heavy metal, and the video STILL cracks me up. But it's still an incredible riff, terrific chorus and a great duel guitar solo. Perfect song. Ratt, like W.A.S.P., was a touch underrated. They had almost as good a catalogue as Def Leppard. Seriously. "Lay It Down" is another monster, and there are a dozen others, like "Way Cool Jr.," "Wanted Man" and "You're In Love." But Ratt never had one of those sappy ballads that drew in the girls, and the guys in the band had a bit of a creepy look to them. It seemed to me only the more serious hardcore metal chicks (and I dated a couple) really liked Ratt, whereas everyone, even the cheerleaders, liked Def Leppard. Whatever. That's what made me like Ratt even more.
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For the last two weeks, the wife and I took a vacation to beautiful Norway to see the fjords and the North Cape, effectively the northernmost point in Europe. It was a visit though to the Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger that inspired this post.
The discovery of oil in the waters off Norway in 1969 completely changed the Norwegian economy, changing the way of life from a difficult agriculture and fishing society to a more comfortable oil-based economy. The museum had a surprisingly good introductory movie "Oil Kid" describes the challenging relationship of a man with his father who drew a comfortable life as an oil worker. Oil may have made Norway complacent as it lags behind its Scandinavian neighbors in non-oil based technological innovation.
The Norwegian government declared that the oil belonged to the people and created a fund that now totals nearly a trillion US dollars, over $150,000 per Norwegian citizen. Nevertheless as the price of oil remains low, Norway risks challenges as a country reliant on its production.
Norway now aims to be energy-neutral in the near future with extensive hydropower and wind mills. Norway has the highest percentage of electric cars of any country. The tiny town of Eidfjord, population about 1000, has a Tesla charging station. Odd to see this from a major oil exporter.
As computer scientists we have "struck oil," also leading a revolutionary change to our economy with its winners and losers. In fifty years will we look back and regret what we have wrought?
Are you ready for Netgalley Knockout? At just about the time I think I will never ever ever be even remotely caught up with my review copies, along comes a support group for other bloggers in the same predicament. I've been mired in the Game of Thrones series for what seems like forever, but nearing the end of Book Five, I can see a time in the not-so-distant future when I might read something else! Here is the appalling list of books I have yet to read and/or review: Update: As I request more books...and I seem unable to stop doing so...I will add them to the top of the appropriate list. As I review a book, I'll strike through instead of deleting so I can see my amazing progress! LibraryThing Early Reviewers Program:HOLY ORDERS by Benjamin BlackTHE BLACK COUNTRY by Alex GrecianANTONIA LIVELY BREAKS THE SILENCE by David Samuel LevinsonSUBSTITUTE CREATURE by Charles Gilman Other Sources:UNDERCURRENT by Paul Blackwell*SONGS OF WILLOW FROST by Jamie Ford Netgalley:THE SEANCE SOCIETY by Michael NethercottTHE LITTER OF THE LAW by Rita Mae BrownTHE BONE SEASON by Samantha ShannonWHEN THE WORLD WAS FLAT (AND WE WERE IN LOVE) by Ingrid JonachPOWDER BURN by Mark ChisnellMRS. POE by Lynne CullenGOOD GIRL BAD GIRL by Christopher FinchCLEAN BURN by Karen SandlerTHE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION by Paulette AldenDEATH AND THE OLIVE GROVE by Marco VichiTHE AMBITIOUS CARD by John GaspardLAWLESS & THE DEVIL OF EUSTON SQUARE by William SuttonTHE RED QUEEN DIES by Frankie Y. BaileyUNSEEN by Karin Slaughter*IVA HONEYSUCKLE MEETS HER MATCH by Candice Ransom**TWERP by Mark GoldblattTHE OPHELIA CUT by John LescroartTRAVELS IN ELYSIUM by William AzuskiTUESDAY'S GONE by Nicci French*MURDER BELOW MONTPARNASSE by Cara BlackBOLERO by Joanie McDonellHOLD FAST by Blue BalliettTHE LITTLE DEATH by Michael NavaTHE EMPEROR OF ALL THINGS by Paul WhitcoverTHE NOT-JUST-ANYBODY FAMILY by Betsy Byars**THE FIRST BOOK OF CALAMITY WEEK by Paula LichtarowiczIN THE MATTER OF NICOLA TESLA by Anthony FlaccoTHE GOLD DUST LETTERS by Janet Taylor LisleMUMBO JUMBO by Ishmael ReedTHE ARCHIVED by Victoria SchwabHIDING GLADYS by Lee MimsDADDY LOVE by Joyce Carol OatesBLOOD ON THE THRESHOLD by Karin RichmondSPILT MILK by Chico BuarqueTHE SCIENTIFIC SHERLOCK HOLMES by James O'BrienTHE SEVEN MARKETS by David HoffmanMAKE BELIEVE by Ed IfkovicTHE PINEVILLE HEIST by Lee ChambersTHE REBELLIOUS LIFE OF MRS. ROSA PARKS** by GERONIMO STILTON CAVEMICE**VEGAN EATS WORLD by Terry Hope RomeroTHE GREEN-EYED MONSTER by Mike RobinsonSIMPLY SATISFYING by Jeanne LemlinTHE PANTHER by Nelson DeMilleBECOMING HOLMES by Shane Peacock*THE SECRET KEEPER by Kate MortonCHRISTMAS IN TINSELTOWN by Frank De CaroSMOKE & MIRRORS by Ryan BrowneTHE ICARUS PROJECT by Laura QuimbyTHE DALAI LAMA'S CAT by David MichieTHE INFECTS by Sean BeaudoinSOMETHING RED by Douglas NicholasWHITE FOREST by Adam McOmberBLACK BREAD WHITE BEER by Niven Govinden Edelweiss: THE LAST WORD by Lisa Lutz* AFTER HER by Joyce MaynardTHE FLYING BEAVER BROTHERS: BIRDS V. BUNNIES by Maxwell Eaton III**THE FLYING BEAVER BROTHERS AND THE MUD-SLINGING MOLES by Maxwell Eaton III*DEATH CANYON by David Riley BertschTHE ABSENCE OF MERCY by John BurleyDOG LOVES COUNTING by Louise Yates**PENGUIN CHA CHA by Kristi Valiant**DREAM ANIMALS by Emily Winfield Martin**THE CONTAGIOUS COLORS OF MUMPLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL by Fowler DeWitt**SQUIRRELS ON SKIS by J. Hamilton Ray**ANNE FRANK'S CHESTNUT TREE by Jane Kohuth**ESCAPE THEORY by Margaux FroleyTUESDAY'S GONE by Nicci FrenchGARLIC, MINT, AND SWEET BASIL by Jean-Claude IzzoWACKO ACADEMY by Faith WilkinsTHE LONGINGS OF WAYWARD GIRLS by Karen BrownTHE CHALICE by Nancy BilyeauMOTHERLAND by William NicholsonTHERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN by Hallie EphronFAIRY TALES BY THE BROTHERS GRIMM retold by Philip Pullman*THE CLOVER HOUSE by Henriette Lazaridis PowerTHE SOUND OF BROKEN GLASS by Deborah CrombieCOVER OF SNOW by Jenny MilchmanTHE SUMMER OF DEAD TOYS by Antonio HillGET STARTED: GROWING VEGETABLES by Simon Akeroyd**THE BIG BOOK OF THINGS TO MAKE by James Mitchem**ELDERS by Ryan McIlvainTHE PERFECT MEAL by John BaxterTHE CHILD'S CHILD by Barbara VineAURORARAMA by Jean-Christophe ValtatSWEET TOOTH by Ian McEwanTHE DEATH OF BEES by Lisa O'DonnellTHE AVIATOR'S WIFE by Melanie BenjaminTHE END OF THE POINT by Elizabeth GraverTHE SECRET OF NIGHTINGALE PALACE by Dana SachsA STUDY IN REVENGE by Kieran ShieldsYESTERDAY'S SUN by Amanda BrookeA KILLER IN THE WIND by Andrew KlavanINDISCRETION by Charles DubowAMERICAN BOY by Larry WatsonTHE EVOLUTION OF MARA DYER by Michelle HodkinGOLDBERG VARIATIONS by Susan IsaacsAN EXTRAORDINARY THEORY OF OBJECTS by Stephanie LaCavaSEVEN LOCKS by Christine WadeASHENDEN by Elizabeth WilhideCOLD LIGHT by Jenn AshworthPATRICIDE by Joyce Carol OatesFLIGHT BEHAVIOR by Barbara KingsolverLIVE BY NIGHT by Dennis LehaneTHE HOLLOW MAN by Oliver HarrisTHE GIRL ON THE CLIFF by Lucina Riley *Already read**To read with Lilah
In April, I attended a very hopefulÂ eventÂ sponsored by the World Bank entitled, âTobacco Taxation Win-Win for Public Health and Domestic Resources Mobilization.â My optimism was buoyed by seeing people from different ministries, disciplines, and perspectives all recognizing the need to raise tobacco taxes and sharing ideas on how to reduce the death toll from smoking. Then the bubble burst. I got home and saw aÂ Wall Street JournalÂ articleÂ about the increasing profitability of cigarette corporations in the US domestic marketâa reminder that, unbelievably, we are still on the defensive against this large, growing, and completely avoidable disaster.
Seems every time I do a post, I apologize for not posting. Well, I'm sorry again. Life can get pretty crazy sometimes and things like this can take a seat on the back shelf. Well, I'm going to giver a go again. I'm working on some new ideas, though, with a focus on creating some video content. So this blog will essentially stick to format where I share links that I think are pretty cool and hope others will like too. I may insert some commentary here or there on occasion.
My videos, if all goes according to plan, will consist of my opinions and views on the car industry and general automotive related content (reviews, car tours, top ten lists, etc.). Since videos will be more time consuming, I'm aiming to eventually be doing one a week when I get on my feet. For now though, I'm just going to try and do regular updates here on the blog.
Well, without further ado, here are today's links:
Diesel CX-5 -- Mazda's own compact crossover get's the oil burner treatment. 310 lb-ft of torque and fuel economy ratings (US MPG) in the mid-30s. Don't mean to kick someone when they're down, but take that VW!
1982 Pontiac 1000 -- Speaking of poo jokes, here's a fun MotorWeek Retro Review! Damn, even brand new that thing looks used. Also, why does everyone demoing the interior of a car in a MotorWeek review look like they are in a spastic rush??
2016 Camaro Convertible review -- for something less poo-ish, let's look at this fine piece of automotive workmanship. It's not the latest car news, but it's a good contrast to what we've just seen. It's amazing how far things have come in 34 years.
Million Milers -- If you think you get a lot out of your car, check out AutoStance's cool video about some cars that went the distance and then some!
Tesla unveiled its much ballyhooed Model 3 to an invite only crowd and via live stream this past Thursday.Looks like it will be a winner because as much as I want to hate it, I really want to drive one.And thatâs right, I said ballyhooed!
The unveiling started out like any other with Teslaâs CEO, uber-techy Elon Musk, being introduced by the carâs design boss Franz von Holzhausen (who has the dual distinction of not only being the lead designer on what could be one of the most ground breaking vehicles in history AND the owner of perhaps the most German sounding name EVER).Musk stalled the big reveal by discussing how weâre killing the planet and poisoning ourselves with exhaust fumes.He also reviewed his master plan for shifting the paradigm of sustainable personal transportation â and how their new big factory will be making a lot of batteries.Seriously, like, all the batteries.
But letâs take a moment to look at Muskâs presentation style.Itâs relatively unpolished and full of little self-deprecating jabs at the companyâs history of production issues.This must make him pretty approachable because the audience felt free to yell stuff at him fairly frequently.It all helps cement Muskâs public persona as a young, plucky, success-by-the-skin-of-his-teeth type that contrasts against the publicâs idea of what automotive executives are like at those other car companies.However, he is 44 now and it does seem somewhat man-childish.But he also has a net worth of over $13 Billion, so what the hell do I know?
He also went over the minimum specs:
0-60 in under 6 seconds.
Seating for 5 adults.
A trunk and a frunk offering more storage capacity than any other four door sedan.
215 mile range per charge.
Supercharging capabilities (for the battery, not for the motor).
5-Star safety rating in all categories.
Sounds good to me.Also, keep in mind that the batteries in these things sit on the bottom of the car, essentially making up its floor, so its centre of gravity is lower than 700lb dwarf and more evenly distributed than the soul deadening sorrow experienced by a Burger King night shift crew.So yes, it will likely out handle your C-Class, 3 Series or A4.Soundly.
Now letâs finally get to the car!The reveal happened just like any other new car debut, thumping beats, flashing lights, a vague but captivating intro video and three examples rolling onstage to thunderous applause.Overall, I would say it has the looks to back up its impressive specs.
It has a nice compact exterior somewhat reminiscent of the Mazda 3.It sports some serious multi-spoke wheels shod with low profile tires that wouldnât look out of place on a BMWâ¦ or the afore mentioned Mazda.In fact, may I be so bold as to say the new Model 3 could pass as a slightly less swoopy sibling to the Mazda 3?
Is it also a coincidence that both cars have essentially the same name??
Mazda 3 = Model 3
Now take away the words starting with âMâ.
3 = 3
And now a side by side, paying particular attention to where the C-Pillar meets the quarter panel:
Also, while reading about this car it was pointed out by at least one observant automotive commentator that the trunk probably should have been designed as a hatch instead of a notch.Why boast about segment leading storage capacity and then limit access to it with a tiny opening?!!?Why!?!?It would be like boasting how the plumbing system you designed can flush a whole watermelon but then throwing a standard sized toilet on it.Sure it can accommodate the problems associated with a binge night of double cheese pizza and all you can eat Indian buffet, but only in theory.
Another thing.What the hell happened to this things face?Tesla, you forgot the grill.I know itâs an electric car and it doesnât NEED one.But the car is designed like itâs supposed to have one and they just didnât put it on.Like they got to that point in the design, took a break and when they came back they all got sidetracked and moved on to something else.Itâs the most off-putting thing Iâve ever seen on an otherwise acceptably attractive vehicle.
Thatâs right, off-putting.For example:
Or even more disturbingly:
See what I mean? Ken doll syndrome.
Ok, so I know it wonât have any effect on people buying it.Hell, they already have almost a quarter million orders for the thing.But why was it saddled with this loose end??The prototype designs that hit the internet all had grills.The Model S has a grill, right?So what the frack?!
To be honest Iâm only acting harsh to this thing because itâs so awesome.If I had $35K to spend on a car, I would likely get this one.But I donât, so Iâm going to complain about it so I feel better.
But damn if that beak isnât freaky. So like a 24 hour marinated T-Bone, I would say this car needs to be grilled up STAT.
Sometimes it's good just to go over what's happening in the automotive world. Today's post is a bunch of links to some interesting stuff going on right now. So, without further ado... The first thing I think we should take a look at is Alex Dyke's detailed write up on ZF's 9 speed automatic transmission. Yeah, that's right, 9 speeds. It sort of boggles my mind when I think that my Buick and my Pontiac only have 4. This ZF unit has over twice as many forward gears! What could they possibly need with so many?!
Well, it all comes down to fuel economy and making efficient use of the engine's power. But, please, don't let me bore you with the details. This article will do that nicely without any further input from me.
I think right now all it's in currently is the Jeep Cherokee and the upcoming 2015 Chrysler 200, but I suspect we'll be seeing a lot more of our 9 cog friend.
Jalopnik featured a good comparison piece on the new Volvo V60 wagon vs the XC60 Crossover. They make a compelling argument for the V60... unless space is the ultimate deciding factor in your vehicle needs. Then you may find the Volvo wagons a little snug, despite its other inherent benefits. However, if you're looking for a fun premium vehicle with good utility and decent fuel economy, the V60 is a really solid contender.
And this popped up in the ridiculous files. The Dubai police have taken delivery of a Veyron police car. Apparently they have a whole slew of supercars in their fleet. But it makes sense if you think about it. All those billionaires tootling about in their exotic sports cars will at some point (probably every 5 minutes) make a traffic violation. Now imagine being the poor schmuck who has to chase him down in a crappy impala! Now, the police should be able to run down any perpetrator regardless of their awesome wheels.
And just so everyone knows, Subaru as debuted a redesigned Legacy at the Chicago Auto Show. There's new interior and exterior styling and now both motors come solely paired with a CVT. This has boosted the vehicles fuel economy numbers (hopefully not at the expense of performance). I personally think the car looks great. Even though I'm a fan of the current model, this one looks like a big improvement in terms of refinement and style. I can't wait to try one out.
ApÃ³s 150 anos de seu nascimento, Nikola Tesla atrai toda a atenÃ§Ã£o que nÃ£o teve durante sua vida.
Seu carÃ¡ter excÃªntrico e suas teorias visionÃ¡rias o mantiveram afastado do mundo cientÃfico. Hoje, sabemos que suas contribuiÃ§Ãµes foram decisivas para a compreensÃ£o da robÃ³tica, do radar, do controle remoto, da fÃsica nuclear, da balÃstica e da computaÃ§Ã£o.
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Engelbert Erz ist verzweifelt. Er war als Berater und Assistent seines Chefs an einem universellen Experiment beteiligt. Nach vielen Vorbereitungen erschufen sie innerhalb von sechs Tagen ein komplexes Gebilde. Einen bisher nie dagewesenen Baukasten. Landschaften, Elemente, Lichtwechsel, Kreaturen, Emotionen. Engelbert Erz war begeistert. Am sechsten Tag erschuf der Chef dann noch ein Wesen nach seinem Ebenbilde und wollte sich am siebten Tag ausruhen und mit Freude sein Werk betrachten. Aber je lÃ¤nger er es betrachtete umso trauriger wurde er. Dann kam der Zorn dazu. Engelberts Sorge um seinen liebgewonnen Baukasten wuchs. Gerade als der Chef alles wieder zerstÃ¶ren wollte, hatte er eine groÃe, rettende Idee. Er beruhigte seinen Chef und Ã¼berredete ihn zu einem weiteren Arbeitstag. Ihm war plÃ¶tzlich klar geworden, wie man diese Fehlkonstruktion dennoch wÃ¼rde ertragen kÃ¶nnen. So schliefen der Chef und er am siebten Tag nicht, sondern erschufen etwas ebenfalls noch nie dagewesenes, etwas ungeheuerliches. Den Witz, allerdings verbunden mit einer vernichtenden Drohung biblischen AusmaÃes. Engelbert Erz und ein paar weiteren zufÃ¤llig anwesenden Ahnungslosen bleiben nur ca. 2 Stunden ...
Sigi Zimmerschied ist gebÃ¼rtiger Passauer und wurde ÂlandesÃ¼blichÂ sozialisiert im katholischen Kindergarten, der Volksschule, dem humanistische Gymnasium und beim Ministrantendienst. Nach der AuffÃ¼hrung der kirchenkritischen Satire ÂDie KonferenzÂ im Jahr 1975 bestritt er erfolgreich einen Prozess wegen ÂGotteslÃ¤sterungÂ. 1980 erhielt er den Deutschen Kleinkunstpreis, Anfang der 80er Jahre kamen auch BuchverÃ¶ffentlichungen und Filmrollen dazu. Zahlreiche Soloprogramm und Ehrungen folgten seitdem, zuletzt 2016 der Bayerische Kulturpreis und der 2017 der GroÃe Karl-Valentin-Preis mit dem wÃ¼rdige Nachfolger des bayerischen Humoristen ausgezeichnet werden. Daneben ist Sigi Zimmerschied immer wieder im Fernsehen zu sehen im ÂTatortÂ oder in Filmen wie ÂRÃ¤uber KneiÃlÂ von Markus H. RosenmÃ¼ller, ÂPerlmutterfarbeÂ, ÂSau Nummer vierÂ, ÂEine ganz heiÃe NummerÂ, ÂDampfnudelbluesÂ, ÂWinterkartoffelknÃ¶dlÂ oder ÂSchweinskopf al denteÂ usw. Die Rolle des bayerischen Querdenkers, des AuÃenseiters und Grantlers ist ihm dabei auf den Leib geschnitten.
Puddles Pity Party- Hallelujah - No Album Youtube
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BG Studios- Courageous Cat - Tvs Greatest Hits Vol1
Frightwig- Big Bang - Hit Return EP
The Tiger Lillies- Flying Robert Live - Live At The New Players Theatre
John Zorn- Batman - Naked City
A Tom Collins- Jesus - Stick And Poke
Enrique Morente- Manhattan First We Take Manhattan - Omega
Morning 40 Federation- Stinky - Live Personal Hygiene
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Sean Wheeler Zander Schloss- So Low She Rose - Walk Thee Invisible
Foxfeather- Selfish Behavior - Foul Moon EP
David Bowie- Life On Mars 1999 Remastered Version - ISelect
Elliot Schneider- Im The One - Better A Fool Than Aloof
The Thermals- A Stare Like Yours - Fuckin A
The Hold Steady- The Bear And The Maiden Fair - Game Of Thrones Season 3 Music From The HBO Series
The Vaccines- Minimal Affection - English Graffiti Deluxe
The Decemberists- AntiSummersong - What A Terrible World What A Beautiful World
The Longest Day Of The Year- Shadows Or Waves - Carapace
Mike Hudson The Pagans- I Just Got Up - Hollywood High
Dirty Santos- Honor Amongst Thieves - Dirty Santos
The Sonics- The Hard Way - This Is The Sonics
Paula ORourke- Jolene - Wrestle
The Del Lords- When The Drugs Kick In - Elvis Club
Fiction Family- Up Against The Wall - Fiction Family Reunion
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Johnny Cash- Personal Jesus - American IV The Man Comes Around
The London Suede- It Starts And Ends With You - Bloodsports
Queen- Brighton Rock - Sheer Heart Attack
Helios Creed- Terra Firma Thurma - Galactic Octopi
The Pinker Tones- A Volar - Life In Stereo
David Johansen The Harry Smiths- Somebody Buy Me A Drink - David Johansen The Harry Smiths
Housecoat Project- Wild Wimmin - Girlfiend
Gasoline Lollipops- The Wire - Dawn
The Moth The Flame- Young Unafraid - Young Unafraid Single
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Antony The Johnsons- Epilepsy Is Dancing - Cut The World
Django Reinhardt- Minor Swing - The Very Best Of Django Reinhardt
Various Artists- Matchmaker - Knitting On The Roof
Sunnyboys- Alone With You - Mushroom 25 Live
Asphalt Socialites- You Cant Be Right - Forever And Whatever
SVT- Heart Of Stone - No Regrets
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Jilted John- Jilted John - True Love Stories
The Electro Swingers- Tesla Is Knockin At My Door - Steampunk
Lavay Smith Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers- Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea - One Hour Mama
Lila Downs- Perro Negro - Ojo De Culebra
Tom Waits- Cemetery Polka - Rain Dogs
Jon Fratelli- Rhythm Doesnt Make You A Dancer - Psycho Jukebox Deluxe Edition
This week’s topics: The future of security testing, nuclear plant hacks, Android malware, satellite decryption, wildcard certs, military encryption, gsuite protections, WWE S3, tesla 3, jawbone, drone hacking, mental aging, millionare GPAs, discovery, recommendations, the weekly aphorism, and moreâ¦ This is Episode No. 85 of Unsupervised Learning—a weekly show where I curate 3-5 hours of reading in infosec,...
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Dmitri SchostakowitschZwei StÃ¼cke fÃ¼r Streichoktett op. 11
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Ludwig van BeethovenGroÃe Fuge op. 133 B-Dur
Felix Mendelssohn BartholdyOktett op. 20 Es-Dur
Ein Streichquartett-Summit mit der CrÃ¨me de la CrÃ¨me der jungen internationalen Streichquartett-Szene: Das Armida Quartett aus Deutschland und das ebenfalls reich preisgekrÃ¶nte Tesla Quartett aus den USA haben sich zu einem einmaligen Kammermusik-Projekt zusammengeschlossen und musizieren als Streichoktett Kronjuwelen der allzu selten gespielten Oktett-Literatur.
This week’s topics: Russians at it again, Microsoft and Adobe updates, PoS breaches, US-CERT throws TLS shade, epilepsy tweet stalking, Tesla’s billion, lip-reading AI, autonomous BMWs, Fiber Lasers, taxing robots, Green Zones and Red Zones, AI disruption of healthcare, discovery, recommendations, and aphorisms, and moreâ¦ This is Episode No. 70 of Unsupervised Learning—a weekly show where I curate...
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Sierra Leones Refugee All Stars- Living Like A Refugee - Live On Kdnk 2
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Tinariwen- Arhegh Danagh - Emmaar
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The Souljazz Orchestra- Agoya - Inner Fire
Hugh Masekela- Gettin It On - Single
Afro 70- Afrousa Move On - Kenya Special Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s 80s
Wild Magnolias- Handa Wanda - They Call Us Wild
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James Moody- Tin Tin Deo - 19481949
Mulatu Astatke- Fikratchin With Menelik Wossenatchew - The Story Of Ethio Jazz 19651975 New York Addis London
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Antibalas- Dirty Money - Dirty Money Single
Augustus Pablo- Rockers Rock - Pablo Meets Mr Bassie Original Rockers Vol2
Desmond Dekker- Beautiful And Dangerous - Early Dekker
Ruts DC- Pleasures Of The Dance - Spiky Dread Issue One
Meklit- Kemekem I Like Your Afro feat Samuel Yirga - We Are Alive
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Whiskey Blanket- Hell High Water Ch 2 feat Bonnie Paine - From The Dead Of Dark
Rodrigo Y Gabriela- La Salle Des Pas Perdus - 9 Dead Alive
Ana Tijoux- Oulala - 1977
6Fingers- Handcuffs Instrumental - Beats Speak
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Ms Lauryn Hill- Black Rage Sketch - Single
The Roots Betty Wright- Old Songs - Betty Wright The Movie
St Paul The Broken Bones- Call Me - Half The City
Paolo Nutini- Better Man - Caustic Love
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DJ Drez- Taiwan Special - 4am Plum Mood
The Notwist- Kong - Close To The Glass
Sylvan Esso- Play It Right - Sylvan Esso
Slow Magic- Still Life - How To Run Away
Veronica Maggio- Finns Det En S Finns Det Flera - Satan I Gatan
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Mimicking Birds- Bloodlines - Eons
Finn Riggins- Shaky - Vs Wilderness
Hundred Waters- Down From The Rafters - The Moon Rang Like A Bell
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Messy Sparkles- Nick - Single
SWMMNG- Younger - Feel Not Bad
The Head And The Heart- Lets Be Still - Lets Be Still
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Lake- Takin My Time - The World Is Real
Esme Patterson- A Dream - Woman To Woman
Phillip Roebuck- Lonesome Dream - Inertia
Damien Jurado- Silver Malcolm - Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son
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Gabriel Teodros SoulChef- TransAfrican Highway Part 2 - Evidence Of Things Not Seen
Aloe Blacc- I Need A Dollar - Good Things
DJ Shadow- Six Days Machinedrum Remix - The Liquid Amber
Flying Lotus- Tesla - Youre Dead
Shigeto- Sacrificial - Full Circle Remixes
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Monk- Weird Castagnettes - Raw Futuristics
Amin Payne- The World Changes - George Benson Tribute
Muramasa- 6Panel - Single
Esta- Carousel - So On
Freddie Gibbs Madlib- Harolds Instrumental - Deeper EP
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Mother Natures Army- Buy More Stuff - Coming To Get You
What happens when lawmakers and industry craft a large, complicated bill and then rush it through the legislature without reading it?
We saw the consequences in South Carolina. That's where two utilities in the state walked away from a nuclear plant they were building – leaving ratepayers to foot the bill and putting thousands of people out of work. It's the result of a piece of legislation quietly passed a decade ago.
In this week's episode of The Energy Gang, we'll look at the political factors that led to South Carolina's nuclear debacle.
Then, we'll review two newly-published features about Louisiana – one on the state's disastrous environmental record, and the other on the slow recovery after last year’s record-breaking floods.
We'll start the show off with a quick peek at the latest Tesla news, including the Model 3 unveiling and a major bond issuance.
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“We’re trying to disrupt that thing over there,” said Bryan Hansel, CEO of electric delivery truck startup Chanje.
Hansel nodded in the direction of a boxy, brown UPS truck -- the kind that roams city and suburban streets all over the U.S. -- that was parked on a street in downtown San Francisco.
A few spaces behind the UPS truck sat a bright-white electric delivery truck from Chanje (pronounced "change"), which was ready to be handed over to a customer. It is big enough to fit a smart car in its rear cargo hold, has a row of batteries under its floor to allow a 100-mile range, and features an integrated screen for delivery drivers at the center console.
The company, based in Los Angeles, emerged from stealth mode on Thursday after having been working on the truck since 2015. Chanje has fewer than 50 employees. But executives said they’re taking orders today.
The first truck shipments are supposed to start in the fall of 2017.
The company is targeting corporations with truck fleets in big cities that want a more environmentally friendly option. The trucks will be competitive with gas-powered delivery trucks -- if the cost of fuel and maintenance is factored in, according to executives. Chanje is not disclosing specific pricing at this time.
Hansel was once CEO of Smith Electric Vehicles, an electric-truck startup going after similar customers. Chanje was originally a joint venture between Smith and FDG Electric Vehicles.
But Smith Electric Vehicles struggled. When it closed operations, publicly traded FDG stuck with the business plan. The first trucks are being produced in FDG’s Hong Kong factory space. FDG also provides battery lithium-ion phosphate batteries.
The Asia-California partnership is similar to other electric-vehicle ventures, such as NextEV and Faraday Future. The financing and battery tech come from Asia, while California talent contributes to car design and the digital gadgetry.
As companies like Tesla, Nissan and GM focus on rolling out electric cars for consumers, a subset of companies is focusing on electrifying commercial and municipal vehicles, which can be a more cost-effective addition to existing fleets. Tesla CEO Elon Musk thinks all transportation will go electric -- with the exception (somewhat ironically in Musk’s case) of space-bound rockets.
Proterra is a burgeoning startup making electric buses, started by a former Tesla executive. Tesla, too, has an electric semi-truck in the works, which it plans to unveil in September.
While consumer-focused electric car companies look to hit a range of 200 miles per charge, Hansel said 100 miles is optimal for delivery trucks. Most delivery trucks don’t drive more than 50 to 75 miles a day, and the vehicles can be charged overnight. Chanje can also add extra batteries for future models if customers want a longer range.
Creating an independent electric-vehicle company from scratch is expensive and incredibly difficult, as Smith Electric Vehicles found out the hard way. Chanje plans to raise a Series B round of funding soon, while it leverages FDG's manufacturing expertise.
A handful of Chanje’s executives hail from electric-car companies like Tesla, Smith and Volkswagen. Hansel compared the lessons learned during his tenure at Smith to Tesla's experience building Roadsters, which used Lotus bodies stocked with batteries.
The newer Chanje electric delivery truck was designed from scratch, similar to Tesla’s Model S. That makes it a much more efficient and effective design, said the team.
Chanje will probably find its customers in big cities that have strong climate-change and air-pollution reduction goals -- particularly in California, where state subsidies have been generous.
India is motoring toward an electric vehicle revolution -- on two wheels.
That's what figures from the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers show. Of the 22,000 electric vehicles sold across the country in 2016, just 2,000, or 9 percent, were four-wheeled automobiles.
The trend mirrors a fondness for two-wheelers in general, with motorbikes and scooters making up 80 percent of total vehicle sales in the 2015-2016 fiscal year.
Passenger cars accounted for a further 14 percent and commercial vehicles and three-wheelers added another 3 percent each.
"Unlike most OECD countries, growth in electric vehicles is expected to be rapid in the two- and three-wheeler segment [in India], and eventually grow into [the] four-wheelers [segment]," said Madhavan Nampoothiri, managing partner of the financing firm Aspiration Cleantech Ventures.
Indian lawmakers are keen to push electrification on the back of growing motor-vehicle ownership. By 2020, India is expected to become the third-largest vehicle market in the world.
This is forecast to lead to a huge increase in fossil fuel consumption, along with soaring air pollution.
To head off the problem, India launched a National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) in 2013 aiming to get between 6 million and 7 million electric or hybrid vehicles on the road by 2020.
In 2015, the government launched a further plan, called FAME India (for Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of hybrid and Electric vehicles), under the NEMMP 2020. The two-year initiative was due to end in March this year but has been extended to September.
Meanwhile, in June, Indian lawmakers announced plans to phase out internal-combustion engine vehicles by 2030.
The government announced it will unveil a revised electric-vehicle policy by the end of this year, and is pressing ahead with charging station initiatives in conjunction with component makers and energy firms, including Bharat Heavy Electricals, REIL Electricals India and NTPC.
Private-sector players are also looking to move into the charging station market, Nampoothiri said. Last month, the electric-vehicle manufacturer Mahindra Reva installed 25 stations in Bangalore.
“Similar pilot stations are coming up in cities like Delhi, Jaipur and Chandigarh,” said Nampoothiri.
The government provides support of up to INR₹29,000 (USD $455) for two-wheel vehicles, ₹61,000 ($955) for three-wheelers, ₹138,000 ($2,160) for four-wheelers, and ₹187,000 ($2,930) for light commercial vehicles.
Despite this, cost remains a barrier to electric-vehicle adoption in India. A Mahindra e2o, India’s best-known all-electric four-wheeler, costs around ₹800,000 ($12,530) compared to around ₹500,000 ($7,830) for an ICE equivalent such as the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R.
At this price, which is mainly due to the cost of the battery, observers say the electric-car option simply does not make economic sense in India, even assuming lower running costs.
Range anxiety and a lack of charging infrastructure are other factors conspiring against wider adoption. Because of this, and despite the fact that India’s first domestically produced model, the Reva, came to market way back in 1994, electric vehicles remain an unfamiliar sight in the country.
Today, FAME India estimates there are around 151,800 electric vehicles on the road, having cost taxpayers ₹187,500,000 ($30 million). They are “predominantly seen as an urban transport tool,” Nampoothiri said.
Undeterred, a growing number of vehicle manufacturers are targeting the market, primarily with sights set on two-wheeler sales.
Hero Electric is India’s top electric motorcycle brand, said Nampoothiri, and has invested in a startup called Ather Energy that is looking to launch a high-end scooter called the S340 by the end of this year.
Other contenders include Ampere Electric Vehicles, which is targeting rural customers; electric bike pioneer Tork Motorcycles; and Emflux Motors, which is looking to launch a superbike with a top speed of 170 kilometers per hour.
While most of the electric-vehicle action is undoubtedly on two wheels, India also boasts a limited number of manufacturers of four-wheel vehicles. Mahindra, India’s No. 1 utility-vehicle maker, also leads the way in electrics with the e2o and the eSupro van.
The country even has a budding luxury electric-vehicle maker to rival Tesla. Mean Metal Motors hopes to bring its stylish M-Zero model to the Indian market in 2019, at a price of up to around ₹8,000,000 ($125,000). Whether anyone will buy it -- or just opt for a much cheaper two-wheeler -- remains to be seen.
Tesla appears to be taking aim at revolutionizing homeownership and architects are taking note. Hot on the heels of Teslaâs eagerly awaited solar roof, Tehran-based BMDesign Studios created Alavi House, a home in Isfahan, Iran thatâs to be finished with Teslaâs new and seemingly invisible solar cells. Optimized for solar, the Alavi House will produce more energy than it needs and feature a smart and operable double-skin to promote natural heating and cooling of the home.
The Tesla Model S has set a new record, since the Tesla Owners Italia owners club recently traveled 670 miles in a Model S 100D, on a single charge. The team of five drivers managed to drive the Model S 100D using as little energy as possible to beat a previous record that was set in Belgium in June.
The team drove across southern Italy at an average speed of 25 mph without the air conditioning on. Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently estimated that the Model S would be able to drive at least...
For those who are still giddy over the newly-released Tesla Model 3, prepare for even more good news. By the end of 2018, Tesla will install three times more superchargers â the plug-in electricity pumps required to charge Tesla batteries â around the world. The news was announced during the Model 3âs unveiling but was easily missed due to all the excitement.
While debuting the Model 3 At the Tesla Factory in Fremont, California, Musk announced that the company is hoping to achieve...
Back in 2013, Elon Musk shared his vision for a futuristic mode of transportation called the hyperloop. Because Musk had no intention of developing the invention, the research he and his team at SpaceX conducted on the form of travel was graciously shared with the public. He said in a conference call, âI donât have any plan to execute because I must remain focused on SpaceX and Tesla.â Well, it turns out Musk has changed his mind. Last month on Twitter, the Tesla Inc. chief executive officer...
When you’re talking about lithium-ion batteries, the word “pyrotechnic” is not usually considered a good thing. But two new patents filing by Tesla shows that it’s not always a scary thing to have such an explosive term connected to your power source. The wording in the filings is, as always,...
The Tesla Model 3 may not live up to many other cars in its price range (or cheaper) in a number of superficial ways, but even trying to compare it to any other car is a travesty. People have been forecasting the Tesla Model 3’s details since before it was...
Got Model 3 and it is the ultimate automotive game changer; will discuss why with @carlquintanilla on @SquawkAlley tomorrow at 8am pacific pic.twitter.com/UUd3KZEvyK â jason (@Jason) August 9, 2017 He owns a Tesla Model 3 now too. Angel investor Jason Calacanis recounts a dinner conversation he had with Tesla CEO...
Which links caught your attention? Do you want to use Bees with Machineguns to hammer on anything? Are you thinking of jumping ship from AngularJS too, or want to get involved in the opinionated discussions? And isn't the Tesla insane?! Whichever takes your interest, we would love to hear your thoughts.
Lagi hangatnya pemberitaan tentang Virus RANSOMWARE atau WANNACRY. Beberapa hari ini Indonesia menjadi salah satu korban serangan cyber, beberapa rumah sakit di Jakarta diserang oleh ransomware yang bernama WannaCry atau dikenal juga sebagai WannaCrypt. Ransomware adalah virus komputer yang menginfeksi komputer melalui jaringan internet atau lokal, kemudian mengunci komputer beserta file-file yang ada di dalamnya hingga tidak dapat dibuka atau diakses.
seperti gambar diatas adalah tampilah serangan VIRUS WANNACRY yang mengunci file dokumen (encrypted files).
Wah, nggak terbayang yah Sahabat, jika file-file skripsi kamu mendadak tak bisa diakses. Mimpi buruk semua mahasiswa deh! untuk menjaga agar datamu tetap aman dari serangan-serangan cyber dan kegagalan hardware yang bisa bikin kamu lebih galau dari diputusin pacar.
kini telah hadir versi RIlis terupdate dari Smadav 2017 Rev. 11.4 dirilis, dengan penambahan database di setiap versinya. Smadav 2017 Rev. 11.4 : + Penambahan database 404 virus, + Peningkatan kemampuan Anti-Ransomware untuk pencegahan Ransomware (WannaCry 1 dan Wanna-Cry 2.0), + Penggunaan resource CPU lebih ringan saat proteksi aktif, + Perbaikan kesalahan program (bug) dan kesalahan deteksi. Smadav 2017 Rev. 11.3.5 : + Penambahan database 1038 virus, + Peningkatan kecepatan scanning harddisk/USB Flashdisk, + Penambahan fitur pengaturan Anti-Ransomware untuk mencegah terinfeksi virus penyandera data, + Perbaikan pada tampilan dan bahasa Smadav 2017, + (11.3.5) Perbaikan kesalahan program (bug) dan kesalahan deteksi Smadav 2017 Rev. 11.2 : + Desain tampilan baru Smadav 2017, + Penambahan database 1040 virus baru, + Penambahan mode cepat untuk scan otomatis USB Flashdisk lebih cepat, + Penambahan teknologi proteksi untuk mencegah Ransomware, + (Rev. 11.2) Penyempurnaan dan perbaikan fitur-fitur Smadav 2017. Smadav 2016 Rev. 11.0.4 : + Penambahan database 220 virus baru, + Penambahan Fitur baru (USB Anti-Exe) untuk memblokir program tidak dikenal di USB Flashdisk, + Peningkatan proteksi untuk mencegah Ransomware khususnya Cerber3 dan Cerber4, + (Rev. 11.0.4) Startup lebih cepat dan perbaikan bug explorer, + dan penyempurnaan lainnya. Smadav 2016 Rev. 10 : + Anti-Ransomware sebagai pencegahan untuk virus penyandera data (Cerber, Locky, Teslacrypt, dll.), + Penambahan fitur Scan Total untuk membersihkan yang virus belum dikenali, + Fitur otomatis mengembalikan file tersembunyi di flashdisk, + Penyempurnaan proteksi USB dan Browser, +Support untuk Windows 10 (Smadav dapat digunakan di Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10), + dan banyak penyempurnaan lainnya.
Tittle : Smadav 2017 Rev 11.4 Filename : smadav2017 rev42.exe File size : 1.5MB Requirements : Windows XP / Vista / 2000 / Windows 7 / Windows 8 Languages : Multiple languages License : Freeware Author : Smadav
Agar anda bisa mengoperasikan Smadav dengan mudah, tentunya anda perlu untuk mengetahui berbagai macam tools yang bisa anda operasikan. Beberapa alat yang ada padanya diantaranya adalah One Virus by User. Apabila anda menemukan sebuah file yang dicurigai sebagai salah satu virus, maka anda bisa memasukkan file tersebut sebagai virus melalui fitur One Virus by User ini. Silahkan download aplikasi antivirus ini karena dengan menggunakan fitur ini Smadav kemudian akan mendeteksi secara otomatis dan langsung membersihkan PC tersebut pada komputer anda. Selain dari fitur tersebut ada juga Proccer Manager, Dengan menggunakan fitur ini anda bisa melihat berbagai proses yang sedang berjalanpada Windows. Untuk fungsi ini mungkin tidak jauh berbeda dengan Task Manager yang bisa digunakan untuk memonitor seluruh kegiatan atau aktivitas yang sedang berjalan. Tidak cuma itu saja, masih ada juga sistem editor yang bisa digunakan untuk mengubah dan melakukan konfogurasi sistem. Adapun yang terakhir adalah Win force, dan ia merupakan sebuah fitur yang sangat sederhana yang mengharuskan untuk menjalankan sebuah fungsi windows task manager, registry editor, system configuration utility dan command prompt.
Bashian & Papantoniou recently created New York law with an impressive result for Tesla/SolarCity by preserving its personal property and ownership interest in solar panel system installed on home that is subject to foreclosures.
[…] ingrained gender bias, hiring discrimination be it overt or subtle, and let’s not forget the prevalence of sexual harassment and misogynistic work cultures as recently seen in major tech companies such as Tesla and Uber, become a major barrier to gender […]
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Last week I was in Prague during the weekend. A friend who moved there celebrated his 50th birthday and some of us traveled to Prague by car - this friend has a Tesla whch means that it is free to drive - so far it is free to charge Teslas and it was an interesting trip as we had to adapt to where the chargers where and stop there... worked reallly well except that there are no charchers in the czech Republic. But there was a Teslaowner in Prague who offered my friend to charge her Tesla ther...
VeÄ Äetvrtu godinu za redom u Srbiji postoji i dan posveÄenÂ samo nauci, a to je 10. jul.Â Na taj dan, 1856. godine rodio se naÅ¡ najpoznatiji nauÄnik Nikola Tesla. Ovaj dan od 2011. godine postao je tradicija popularizacije nauke i Å¡irom drÅ¾ave organizuju se razliÄite aktivnosti posveÄene upravo nauci. Centar za promociju nauke: Dan nauke u […]
VideoKeeping you in the loop on a few of the very many things that happened around Apple over the past two weeks. The rubber does not meet the road. Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Tesla CEO Elon Musk and talked about working together â not whether Apple would acquire the [...]
Fudzilla repeatedly claimed that there wonât be any HBM 2.0 capable GPUs in 2016 as our sources simply told us that that the memory wonât be ready for mass production. They seem to be right about this one.
The HBM 2 memory that ships with Pascal P100 cards is extremely expensive. Nvidia dropped the prices of Tesla (compute) P100 PCIe 16GB cards to just above 7000 Euro, while just a few months ago Nvidia wanted 10,000 Euro for the same card.
According to our multiple, well informed industry insiders, the 4GB HBM 2 memory stack cost around $80 USD. Vega needs two HBM stacks to get to 8GB memory putting the price all the way up to $160 just for the memory. Using the same math, Nvidia spends $320 for four times 4GB for its Pascal P100 cards. The price is tailored for each customer and, quite likely, customers are getting different prices and the $80 should be regarded as just a rough guideline.
The Samsung memory that is being used uses four HBM 2 chips stacked on top of each other and it uses a substrate called interposer. Without going into too many details, HBM 2 is delayed from its original plans (available in 1H 2016) and very expensive.
Our sources have implied that in normal cases GDDR5 / GDDR5X memory cost a few times less than the $80 for 4GB. This makes Vega or any other HBM 2 card much more expensive, as the Bill of Materials (BOM) explodes compared to traditional GDDR5 / GDDR5X cards.
Since we donât know the Vega RX price or the actual performance, it is hard to imagine that the Vega Radeon RX will be more expensive than Geforce GTX 1080 TI.
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A group of workers at Teslaâs Fremont, California facility sent an open letter to the independent members of Teslaâs Board of Directors on Monday, in which they formally requested access to the electric car companyâs safety plan.
Hands down the best ever 25,000 year old selfie from Pech Merle cave in southern France. (The Ice Age)
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35%: US traffic is now IPV6; 10^161: decision points in no-limit Texas hold’em; 4.5 billion: Facebook translations per day; 90%: savings by moving to Lambda; 330TB: IBM's tiny tape cartridge, enough to store 330 million books; $108.9 billion: game revenues in 2017; 85%: of all research papers are on Sci-Hub; 1270x: iPhone 5 vs Apollo guidance computer; 16 zettabytes: 2017 growth in digital universe;
Andrew Roberts: [On Napoleon] No aspect of his command was too small to escape notice.
Jason Calacanis: The world has trillions of dollars sitting in bonds, cash, stocks, and real estate, which is all really “dead money.” It sits there and grows slowly and safely, taking no risk and not changing the world at all. Wouldn’t it be more interesting if we put that money to work on crazy experiments like the next Tesla, Google, Uber, Cafe X, or SpaceX?
@icecrime: The plural of “it’s not a bug, it’s a feature” is “it’s not a bug tracker, it’s a backlog”.
Jeff Darcy: When greater redundancy drives greater dependency, it’s time to take a good hard look at whether the net result is still a good one.
uhnuhnuhn: "They ran their business into the ground, but they did it with such great tech!"
Anglés-Alcázar: It’s very interesting to think of our galaxy not as some isolated entity, but to think of the galaxy as being surrounded by gas which may come from many different sources. We are connected to other galaxies via these galactic winds.
@ojiidotch: Main app now running Python 3.6 (was 2.7 until yesterday). CPU usage 40% down, avg latency 30% down, p95 60% down.
Nemanja Mijailovic: It’s really difficult to catch all bugs without fuzzing, no matter how hard you try to test your software.
SandwichTeeth: a lot of companies have security teams solely to meet audit requirements. If you find yourself on a team like that, you'll be spending a lot of time just gathering evidence for audits, remediating findings and writing policy. I really loved security intellectually, but in practice, the blue-team side of things wasn't my cup of tea.
jph: security is needed to gradually escalate a user's own identity verification -- think of things like two-factor auth and multi-factor auth, that can phase in (or ramp up) when a user's actions enter a gray area of risk. Some examples: when a user signs in from a new location, or a user does an especially large money transfer, or a user resumes an account that's been dormant for years, etc.
@hichaelmart: So while Google is doubling down on gRPC it seems that Amazon is going all in with CBOR. DDB DAX uses some sort of CBOR-over-sockets AFAICT
Wysopal: I’d like to see someone fixing this broken market [insecure software and hardware market]. Profiting off of that fix seems like the best approach for a capitalism-based economy.
Matthias Käppler: Microservices are often intermediate nodes in a graph of services, acting as façades where an incoming request translates to N outgoing requests upstream, the responses to which are then combined into a single response back downstream to the client.
Jack Fennimore: EA Play 2017 was watchable the same way Olive Garden is edible.
erikb: [On SoundCloud] TL;DR Top Management started too late to think about making actual money. They also hired an asshole for their US offices. When they got an opportunity to be bought by Twitter they asked for way too much money. And the CEO is basically on a constant holidays trip since 2014, while not failing to rub it in everybody's face via Instagram photos.
Jennifer Mendez: If you don’t have the games people want to play, you can wave goodbye to return on investment on a powerful console. Does hardware matter? Of course it does! But it doesn’t matter if you don’t have anything to play on it.
Alex Miller: The utility of a blockchain breaks down in a private or consortium setting and should, in my opinion, be replaced by a more performant engine like Apache Kafka.
Krish: most of the multi-cloud usecases I am seeing are about using different cloud for different workloads. It could change and I would expect them to embrace the eventual consistency model initially
Ian Cutress: Then there is the Ryzen 3 1300X. Compared to the Core i3-7300/7320 and the Core i5-7400, it clearly wins on performance per dollar all around. Compared to the Core i3-7100 though, it offers almost 5% more performance for around $10-15 more, which is just under 10% of the cost.
throw2016: Just from an year ago the cpu market has changed completely. The sheer amount of choice at all levels is staggering. For the mid level user the 1600 especially is a formidable offering, and the 1700 with 8 cores just ups the ante.
danmaz74: the main reason Rails is declining in relevance isn't microservices or the productivity (!) of Java, but the fact that more and more development effort for web applications is moving into JS front-end coding.
Rohit Karlupia: we can deal with [S3] eventual consistency in file listing operations by repeating the listing operation, detecting ghost and conceived files and modifying our work queues to take our new knowledge about the listing status into account.
tboyd47: It's the end of an era. From 2005 to 2007, the "Web 2.0" craze, the release of Ruby on Rails, and the rise of Agile methods all happened at once. These ideas all fed into and supported each other, resulting in a cohesive movement with a lot of momentum. The long-term fact turned out to be that this movement didn't benefit large corporations that have always been and usually still are the main source of employment for software developers. So we have returned to our pre-Rails, pre-agile world of high specialization and high bureaucratic control, even if Rails and "Agile" still exist with some popularity.
@reneritchie: Only beginning to see the advantages of Apple making everything from atom to bit. Everything will be computational.
Vasiliy Zukanov: switching to Kotlin will NOT have any appreciable positive gains on the cost, the effort or the schedule of software projects
visarga: Over the years I have seen astronomy become more like biology - diverse both in the kinds of objects it describes and their behavior.
Jaana B. Dogan: I think the industry needs a breakdown between product and infra engineering and start talking how we staff infra teams and support product development teams with SRE. The “DevOps” conversation is often not complete without this breakdown and assuming everyone is self serving their infra and ops all the times.
David Rosenthal~ Does anybody believe we'll be using Bitcoin or Ethereum 80 years from now?
Richard Jones: There is a physical lower limit on how much energy it takes to carry out a computation – the Landauer limit. The plot above shows that our current technology for computing consumes energy at a rate which is many orders of magnitude greater than this theoretical limit (and for that matter, it is much more energy intensive than biological computing). There is huge room for improvement – the only question is whether we can deploy R&D resources to pursue this goal on the scale that’s gone into computing as we know it today.
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La Reina Malvada ha sido una de las villanas mÃ¡s conocidas a lo largo de la Historia, hace siglos que el cuento de Blanca Nieves es uno de los mÃ¡s famosos y de ahÃ que la antagonista sea una de las mÃ¡s odiadas y admiradas a su vez. Personalmente, siempre he sentido una mezcla de fascinaciÃ³n por esa mujer representada como bella, elegante pero muy frÃvola, superficial y malvada. Es por ello, que hoy toca entrada especial dedicada la Reina Malvada y recordar: una buena manzana puede arreglarlo todo ;)
The long planned, much anticipated update to WidgetLocker that adds themes has been released, and it's every bit as awesome as we expected. Perhaps the best part about it is that there's already a broad selection of themes available in the XDA thread, and it's likely that number will increase substantially as time goes on thanks to the groundwork laid by previous WL mods.
Once you find a theme you like, installation is very, very easy:
1) When clicking on a link in the form of http://…foo.wltheme.zip, chose WidgetLocker to open the link rather then your browser.
SerÃ¡ que Tesla estÃ¡ falando (entre linhas) sobre uma forÃ§a vinda de um ser Onipotente?
Infelizmente Tesla nÃ£o estÃ¡ mais vivo para nos responder, mas achamos que seria importante trazer esse pensamento dele para raciocinarmos.
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âLike a wave in the physical world, in the infinite ocean of the medium which pervades all, so in the world of organisms, in life, an impulse started proceeds onward, at times, may be, with the speed of light, at times, again, so slowly that for ages and ages it seems to stay, passing through processes of a complexity inconceivable to men, but in all its forms, in all its stages, its energy ever and ever integrally present.
A single ray of light from a distant star falling upon the eye of a tyrant in bygone times may have altered the course of his life, may have changed the destiny of nations, may have transformed the surface of the globe, so intricate, so inconceivably complex are the processes in Nature. In no way can we get such an overwhelming idea of the grandeur of Nature than when we consider, that in accordance with the law of the conservation of energy, throughout the Infinite, the forces are in a perfect balance, and hence the energy of a single thought may determine the motion of a universe.â
Hollanda’lÄ± ING bankasÄ± yakÄ±n zamanlarda bir rapor yayÄ±nladÄ± ve geleneksel petrol ve dizel yakÄ±tlÄ± araÃ§larÄ±n sonunun geldiÄini aÃ§Ä±kladÄ±. ING’nin Ã¶ngÃ¶rÃ¼sÃ¼ne gÃ¶re, elektrikli araÃ§lar Avrupa yollarÄ±nda 2035’e kadar baskÄ±n hale gelecek. Yeni bir rapor, elektrikli taÅÄ±tlarÄ±n (ET) yalnÄ±zca yirmi yÄ±l iÃ§inde Avrupa’da yeni ânormalâ olacaÄÄ±nÄ± Ã¶ngÃ¶rÃ¼yor. YavaÅ bir sÃ¼reÃ§ gibi gÃ¶rÃ¼nmekte ise de, diÄer raporlara gÃ¶re gerÃ§ekten hayli ileride gÃ¶zÃ¼kÃ¼yor. ING’nin Ã¶ngÃ¶rÃ¼sÃ¼ ET’lerin yÃ¼kseliÅine atÄ±fta bulunuyor, bu arada elektrikli pillerin giderek daha dÃ¼ÅÃ¼k Ã¼cretlere inmesi, hÃ¼kÃ¼metin desteÄi ve derecelendirme yeteneÄi de sÃ¶z konusu. 2017 ve 2024 yÄ±llarÄ± arasÄ±nda, elektrikli arabalarÄ±n âAvrupa’da makul bir tercih olacaÄÄ±â bekleniyor ve ET satÄ±Å yerlerinin Ã¼cretleri daha ucuz piller ve giderek artan ET aralÄ±klarÄ± nedeniyle dÃ¼Åecek. Åarj etme istasyonlarÄ±nÄ±n yapÄ±sÄ±nÄ±n da daha yaygÄ±n olmasÄ± bekleniyor, bunun kÄ±smen hÃ¼kÃ¼met desteÄinden ortaya Ã§Ä±kacaÄÄ± ortada. Fosil yakÄ±tlarÄ±ndan elektrikle Ã§alÄ±Åan arabalara giden sÃ¼reÃ§ Avrupa otomotiv endÃ¼strisinde bir parÃ§alanmaya yol aÃ§abilir...
@Martin In de praktijk zie je dat de degradatie van accu's meevalt. https://steinbuch.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/tesla-model-s-battery-degradation-data/
@martin is het niet lastig om thuis de waterstof onder hoge druk te brengen? Wordt het zelf thuis maken van H2 niet gevaarlijk? (Lekkage enzovoorts) Bovendien is de elektriciteitsinfrastructuur in ieder gebouw nu al aanwezig.
Een Tesla Model S, ik rij al 3,5 jaar met een 85 kW versie, heeft een effectief bereik van 400 km. Als ik 's morgens vertrek is de accu volgeladen. Zou ik extreem veel rijden, dan rij ik gewoon langs een van de tien Tesla SuperChargers in Nederland. In 20 minuten weer ruim 200 km lading erbij terwijl ik een broodje eet.
@ Spiraldrive: Tesla zal in september een grote vrachtauto introduceren, 100% batterij elektrisch. Reken er maar op dat die 3 tot 6x zo snel accelereert als een diesel aangedreven truck.
Het degraderen van een Tesla lithion-ion accu gaat zo extreem langzaam dat deze na 350.000 km nog steeds 92 tot 93% van zijn originele capaciteit heeft. Deze accu's zullen zeker 1.500.000 km meegaan en dan nog steeds ruim boven 80% van de originele capaciteit hebben.
En zelfs dan is de accu nog tientallen jaren als opslag voor zonnepanelen thuis te gebruiken.
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University of Michigan law professor, Dan Crane and dozens of other economists have penned a letter to New Jersey Gov. Christie, imploring him to stand up against the brazen rent seeking of independent auto dealers. The letter, sent by the International Center for Law & Economics, urges reconsideration of recent regulations that are preventing Tesla from selling its cars directly to consumers (instead of selling them to an independent dealer) and explains why such protectionism is unjustified:
The Motor Vehicle Commission’s regulation was aimed specifically at stopping one company, Tesla Motors, from directly distributing its electric cars. But the regulation would apply equally to any other innovative manufacturer trying to bring a new automobile to market, as well. There is no justification on any rational economic or public policy grounds for such a restraint of commerce. Rather, the upshot of the regulation is to reduce competition in New Jersey’s automobile market for the benefit of its auto dealers and to the detriment of its consumers. It is protectionism for auto dealers, pure and simple.
Last week Reason's Nick Gillespie wrote about the ridiculous Tesla regulation, as well as other anti-innovation rules being promulgated around the country to protect entrenched political interests:
That’s the only way to describe what’s happening to three wildly innovative and popular products: the award-winning electric car Tesla, taxi-replacement service Uber, and hotel-alternative Airbnb. These companies are not only revolutionizing their industries via cutting-edge technology and customer-empowering distribution, they’re running afoul of interest groups that are quick to use political muscle to maintain market share and the status quo....
If mobsters were pulling these sorts of stunts, we’d recognize the attacks on new ways of doing business for what they are: protection rackets.
For more background on the NJ regulation (which is modeled on similar laws in other states), see Bloomberg.com's write up from earlier this month, and commentary from Reason's Ed Krayewski.
â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦ SHELL â Watch the complete film here: vimeo.com/170583296 â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦ A short film about the horrors of cancer, which I wrote, directed and produced. Besides the Character Modeling and the Animation of 5 Shots, I was responsible for all aspects involved. These include: Art Direction, Modeling, Texturing, Rigging, Shading, Effects, Lighting, Rendering, Compositing and Editing. // Software: Modo, Mari, Maya, Cinema 4D, Octane, After Effects
â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦ Godzilla â Fiat Commercial (MPC) vimeo.com/95819968 â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦ Responsibilities: LookDev, Shading, Lighting and Rendering of the yellow Fiat 500 Trecking. From the raw CAD Data to the finished beauty render of the car. The LookDev was then placed into the shots and I adjusted the lighting situation to match the lighting of the footage. // Software: Maya and V-Ray Turntable of the car: vimeo.com/95821581 Production Company: MPC â moving-picture.com/ â VFX Sup. Andy Boyd
â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦ Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge â watch here:youtu.be/OkV8YrjSdx8 â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦ Responsibilities: Lighting and Animation of both cell phones, matching client needs, as well as presenting the products with their features in the best possible way. This includes producing desired reflections and light moving across the products. I was initially booked for two lifestyle videos about the product, the film shown in the reel is a directorâs cut, which used the same animations and lighting that I worked on, but with a different compositing. // Software: Cinema 4D, Arnold, After Effects Production Company: The Marmalade â themarmalade.com/ â Art Direction: Julian F. KrÃ¼ger
â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦ Tesla â âA New Lightâ â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦ A 30 spec commercial that represents the Tesla Model S in a new light. I was responsible for all aspects involved. These include: Concept, Art Direction, Modeling, Texturing, Rigging, Shading, Lighting, Rendering, Effects, Compositing and Editing. // Software: Modo, Mari, Maya, Cinema 4D, V-Ray, Octane, After Effects
â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦ Engine (MPC) â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦ Responsibilities: LookDev, Shading, Lighting and Rendering of the engine // Software: Maya and V-Ray
â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦ Toyota Rav4 (Barbecue Design) â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦ Responsibilities: Modeling, Texturing, Shading, Lighting and Rendering of a stylized city, which was used as the background for the commercial // Software: Cinema 4D and Octane Production Company: Barbecue Design â barbecue-design.de/ â Art Direction: RÃ¼diger Chmielus
â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦ Tower of Babylon Trailer â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦ Responsibilities: All aspects involved to create the full CG Shot. This includes creating the earth and compositing the whole shot: Modeling, Texturing, Shading, LookDev, Lighting, Animation, Compositing, Editing // Software: Modo, Cinema 4D, Octane, After Effects
â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦ Phillips â Web Product World for Disney Lights â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦ Responsibilities: LookDev, Shading, Lighting and Rendering of the room, where the products are distributed. This includes lighting and mood situations for different worlds in the room, that come to life when featured. // Software: Cinema 4D, Vray Production Company: The Marmalade â themarmalade.com/ â Art Direction: Julian F. KrÃ¼ger
â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦ Buderus Bot Commercial â watch here: youtu.be/hTi0FBdGSJg â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦ Responsibilities: Modeling, Texturing, LookDev, Shading and Lighting of the Bot as well as the Drone. // Software: Modo, Houdini, Mantra Bot Playblast Animation: Walter Volbers: vimeo.com/92975323 Production Company: Fifty Eight Animation â fiftyeight.com/ â VFX Sup. Andy Chlupka
â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦ Fiat Packshot (MPC)â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦ For this Fiat commercial I took my LookDev from the previous Fiat Godzilla Commercial and developed a studio lighting setup for a white background car packshot. I then took the provided CAD data of the white Cabrio and matched the shading and lighting to product reference. // Software: Maya and V-Ray Production Company: MPC â moving-picture.com/ â VFX Sup. Andy Boyd
â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦ Crystal -Free project files and full animation here: vimeo.com/114965009 â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦ A personal project, which ended up as the official splash screen for Octane Version 2.xx. The projects files are available to download for free. // Software: Debrismaker V2, Cinema 4D, Octane, After Effects
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Tesla - Richmond, VIC - Melbourne, VIC - About Tesla Energy The Tesla Energy team is looking for a Business Operations Analyst to join the team in Melbourne. The Business Operations Analyst will be a hands on all-rounder who is willing to assist in all facets of the business with regards to reporting and analytics. ...
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Tesla Motors, the California-based maker of an all-electric four-passenger sedan highly touted by Consumer Reports magazine, plans to install a charging station exclusively for its Tesla S model -- the one the magazine calls "not only the best electric car we've tested, it's now our best-rated model overall." These special-order cars start at about $70,000, so they're not selling as fast as Toyota Camrys quite yet, but proponents see a bright future for Tesla on the road ahead. Lehigh Valley Mall manager John Ferreira declined comment on the matter recently, referring questions to Tesla. "We are in the early stages...
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Danke David fÃ¼r den Kommentar. Hier noch ein paar Impressionen der GrÃ¼nder von E-Carrent aus Ãsterreich die bei dem Event dabeisein durften:
Gratuliere zur Reservation! Obâs mit dieser im 2. Reservationsblock fÃ¼r dich bereits im 2018 reicht, werden wir sehen. Auf jeden Fall wird die Strasse in den nÃ¤chsten Jahren das Model 3 immer hÃ¤ufiger sehen und definitiv den Trend zum EV ins Rollen bringen. Der iPhone-Vergleich finde ich sehr treffend. Mal schauen, wie schnell China gleichweit wie Tesla ist.
[…] Electrek, Motortrend, The Verge ) und alle sind begeistert. Selber bin ich schon den Roadster, das Model S und das Model X gefahren und war mit jedem Fahrzeug mehr Ã¼berzeugt, dass Tesla langfristig Erfolg […]
[…] (Techcrunch, Electrek, Motortrend, The Verge ) und alle sind begeistert. Selber bin ich schon den Roadster, das Model S und das Model X gefahren und war mit jedem Fahrzeug mehr Ã¼berzeugt, dass Tesla […]
Teslaâs risky vision for the car of the future is putting Detroit to shame. The Silicon Valley-based electric carmaker run by Elon Musk is racking up some prestigious awards for its new sedan. On Monday, Motor Trend became the third respected industry publication to bestow the Model S with a 2013 Car of the Year gong. Thatâs better than Motown, European or Japanese manufacturers managed.
Several of Teslaâs giant competitors have made decent forays into electric vehicles, whether hybrid or fully battery-powered. But the Model S is in a different class. The sleek new sedan has space for up to seven. Itâs fast, with some versions speeding from zero to 60 miles an hour in about four seconds. Itâs full of the latest gadgets, from a 17-inch touch-screen control panel to automatically retracting door handles. And it can travel as far as 300 miles on one charge, and be ready to go again after 30 minutes plugged into a high-power charging station.
These are the kinds of results most in the car industry establishment had long dismissed as impossible to achieve - a point made several times at a New York event on Monday by an ebullient George Blankenship, a former Gap and Apple retail executive who is now Teslaâs head of sales and ownership.
Musk started Tesla with grand ambitions to compete initially at the high end of the market, something the companyâs awards suggest he has nailed. The 41-year-old is used to going out on a limb, having quit graduate school to set up PayPal before founding Tesla - and rocket and spacecraft manufacturer SpaceX. Bosses at bigger carmakers may feel encumbered with a more incremental, lower-risk approach.
The $3.6 billion Tesla has also had to deal with crises from cash squeezes to a year-long halt to production to the death of three top employees in a plane crash - not to mention funding hefty research and development outlays with positive free cash flow still only expected toward the end of this year at the earliest.
Muskâs next challenge is to turn a low-volume showstopper into a consistently profitable business. Itâs a tough road. At almost $50,000 for the most basic model, the Model S is unlikely to tempt the masses away from increasingly fuel-efficient gasoline chuggers available for half the price. But given Teslaâs success so far, larger rivals should be paying close attention.
RUSH: Those of you driving a Prius, those of you who have ordered a Tesla, those of you who think that you are saving the planet before it climate change or other horrible acts of nature because you are purchasing an electric car, which means that you are engaging in sustainable, renewable energy, this story […]
Od 1 lutego br., Tesla Motors oficjalnie skrÃ³ciÅa swojÄ nazwÄ do jednego sÅowa “Tesla”. Ruch ten nie jest zaskoczeniem, Â jedynie kosmetycznÄ zmianÄ , o ktÃ³rej wiedzieliÅmy juÅ¼ od dawna. W lipcu ubiegÅego roku firma zmieniÅa adres sieciowy swojej oficjalnej strony z teslamotors.com na tesla.com. Rebranding byÅ sprawÄ oczywistÄ od momentu, kiedy staÅo siÄ jasne, Å¼e Tesla wiÄcej
Dzisiejsze panele sÅoneczne, stosowane w gospodarstwach domowych lub firmach muszÄ mieÄ odpowiednie warunki pogodowe do odpowiedniego dziaÅania. JuÅ¼ niedÅugo moÅ¼e siÄ to zmieniÄ dziÄki firmie SolarCity, naleÅ¼Ä cej do Elona Muska.Â Jak twierdzÄ eksperci, dzisiejsze panele sÅoneczne potrafiÄ przekonwertowaÄ jedynie od 14 do 20 procent energii zgromadzonej w uÅ¼ytkowÄ energiÄ elektrycznÄ . W piÄ tek, na Times Square wiÄcej
Wielokrotnie wspominaÅem, Å¼e serwis MyTesla nigdy nie zamknie siÄ tylko na jeden sÅuszny temat – pojazdÃ³w elektrycznych. Co jakiÅ czas postaram siÄ dostarczaÄ Wam ciekawostki z rÃ³Å¼nych innych projektÃ³w, z ktÃ³rymi zwiÄ zana jest osoba Elona Muska. KiedyÅ byÅo juÅ¼ o SpaceX, dziÅ bÄdzie o SolarCity.Â WiÄcej informacji nt. projektu SolarCity znajdziecie na naszej stronie juÅ¼ wiÄcej
Tesla 2016’nÄ±n ekim ayÄ±ndan itibaren Ã¼rettiÄi otomobillerin hepsinin otonom sÃ¼rÃ¼Å iÃ§in gerekli donanÄ±mÄ± taÅÄ±yacaÄÄ±nÄ± aÃ§Ä±klamÄ±ÅtÄ±. Bu aÃ§Ä±klamaya raÄmen, Åirket gerekli teknolojiyi henÃ¼z tam anlamÄ±yla hazÄ±r hÃ¢le getirmiÅ deÄil. Electrek sitesinde yer alan habere gÃ¶re, Tesla Autopilot donanÄ±mÄ±nÄ±n (HW 2.5) yeni versiyonlarÄ±nÄ± Model 3, Model S ve Model X’e yerleÅtiriyor. Ancak bu deÄiÅim akÅamdan sabaha gerÃ§ekleÅmeyecek.
Nissan Leaf ile elektrikli otomobil pazarÄ±nda yeniden gÃ¼Ã§ kazanmayÄ± amaÃ§lÄ±yor. Bu hedefi gerÃ§ekleÅtirmek iÃ§in Nissan’Ä±n Ã¶nÃ¼nde Tesla gibi bÃ¼yÃ¼k bir engel bulunuyor. Ä°nternete sÄ±zan ilk fotoÄraflar, hedefe ulaÅma konusunda yeni Leaf’in iÅinin pek de kolay olmayacaÄÄ±nÄ± dÃ¼ÅÃ¼ndÃ¼rÃ¼yor.
FotoÄraflar Nissan’da Ã§alÄ±ÅtÄ±ÄÄ±nÄ± iddia eden Blue Miata rumuzlu bir kullanÄ±cÄ± tarafÄ±ndan paylaÅÄ±ldÄ±.
Recently, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg embarked on a heated public exchange about artificial intelligence or AI. Musk said that AI could potentially bring damage to human life, while Zuckerberg tagged Muskâs predictions as irresponsible. Musk then said that Zuckerbergâs understanding of AI was limited. Truth is, AI technologies […]
The founder of Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk and the founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg continue debating on the role of Artificial Intelligence in the future. This time, Elon Musk has publicly commented on the previous words of Mark Zuckerberg calling his understanding of the subject is “limited”. In the light of this news, letâs […]
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Not sure why this guy decided to convert his entire home and life to IOT, knowing that he has unreliable internet? That's like deciding to buy a Tesla, driving it home, and then realizing you should have installed a charging station too, lol
June 27, 2013:Â Earlier this week my post dealt with how managing your startup is dramatically affected when you actually have paying customers.Â For most businesses, the commencement of revenues also leads to an increase in headcount.Â You move beyond the comfort zone of your trusted founding team and must learn to accomplish things through people of varying skill sets and motivations who are mainly interested in a paycheck.Â
Here then are ten considerations that come into play at the employee milestone in the life of your startup.Â Note they have exactly the same headings in the same order as the previous ones for customers:
1.Â Delays:Â New employees donât magically appear when needed, particularly in hot startup areas like Austin and Atlanta.Â Thereâs no annual draft as in pro sports.Â Â You have to allow an unpredictable amount time to define the skills you are looking for, then interview and qualify the candidates who appear.Â Sometimes the one you choose needs to give notice and isnât immediately available (a good character trait).Â Then once youâve brought that person on board, thereâs the inevitable training time, acclimatization, and learning curve.Â And, chances are that after all that the new person wonât be nearly as fast and proficient as are all of you on the well-above-average founding team.
2.Â Message Control:Â Adding a workforce to your company adds an equivalent number of mouthpieces, double that if you count their spouses or significant others.Â You likely have them sign standard employee agreements concerning confidentiality, but theyâll just naturally share things at a bar or on the golf course, and whatever they say will make its way around.Â You no longer control the story about your company.Â Your investors, partners, and customers will have other sources from this new grapevine.Â Â A long time ago I ran a chain of retail hardware stores.Â I quickly learned that I could go to any competitorâs store and ask a cashier or clerk what their daily sales were; I never failed to get an accurate answer that helped me gauge my own performance.Â My cashiers probably gave away just as much information as I gathered, but you get the point.
3.Â Social Media:Â This once again is a corollary to #2 above in that your message gets spread to larger connected networks, and the tone and content evolve outside your control with each subsequent repetition.Â If things are going great, that can be good.Â If things arenât going as expected, that can get on the Web in a heartbeat and is not good.Â I saw exactly that in a blog comment just this week where some routine personnel decisions at a fast growing company got reported as mass layoffs.Â What if a potential hire sees those before you have a chance to make your sale to that particular candidate?Â You canât exactly use your own social media to deny unfounded rumors; that just tends to validate them.Â
4.Â IT Issues:Â When you start growing, particularly as you get to dozens of employees, you have to pay a lot more attention to security of your data and your customer data.Â You canât just allow your employees to shop for IT and mobile gear without some orchestration of the process.Â Folks will resign from time to time, and you want them to leave behind a standardized work environment that you control and can secure tightly, and one on which the replacement person can get up to speed quickly under your standard training practices.
5.Â Support. Â Thereâs the issue that your new employee may be the face of your company in providing whatever level of support is your norm.Â That person has to shield you from your pioneering customers that have you mobile number and know where you live.Â Thatâs more than just technical skill, itâs a matter of the right temperament and interpersonal skills to assume the mantle of authority and allow you focus on scaling the whole business. Thereâs another issue that your company has to support your new hires with the correct training, processes and tools to do their jobs.Â You wonât succeed if you give them too many excuses; theyâre rather dependent on you to equip them for battle.
7.Â Versions.Â Just like you want version control in your product or service offering, you want to treat all your employees equitably.Â Â However secretive you may try to be, employees pretty quickly all seem too know what everyone else in the company is getting in the way of cash and equity, benefits, dispensations for child care or family emergencies, reserved parking for the Tesla, etc.Â Everyone you interview is likely to try some negotiation with you, and itâs easy to let that process lead you astray in maintaining orderly personnel practices.Â Â Just beware.
8.Â No Turning Back.Â Once you have employees, itâs very hard to stop, even if you are running on fumes for a while or face other unexpected obstacles.Â You may have the option of just going out of business, but odds are you will have developed personal relationships with your employees and their families and that you donât want ever to let them down.Â Once youâve set your business in motion, you canât just turn off the switch and go home without some emotional repercussions.Â You will have to fire people from time to time, and from my experience that never gets easier no matter how many times youâve done it and no matter how clear the cause for termination.Â You take those actions in the best interests of our company, and the remaining employees will respect you all the more for doing so; they know who the slackers are.
9.Â Operations.Â The complexity of your daily operations seems to increase with the square of the number of employees.Â Pretty soon you have multiple layers of management, and you donât even know everyoneâs name beyond your direct reports.Â As a founding CEO, you have to constantly keep selling your employees on your company, keep them excited about the mission, and try your best to retain them.Â Turnover is a huge drain on any growing company â two steps forward, then one back.Â Somebody on the founding team has to assume the mantle of supreme leader and run the show, or else you need to add that talent to your executive team before you have a chance to make a mess of things by trying to learn this in real time.
10.Â Money.Â Money is the root of all paychecks.Â Oddly enough, most people expect to get paid on time, with consistently accurate calculations, proper handling of benefits, and attention to all the details.Â You should never allow any of this procedural stuff to become a distraction from the tasks at hand, so once again this is a talent needed on your executive team.Â Usually you begin with a CFO, and somewhere along the way you add a more focused HR type, either on staff or outsourced to a PEO like our sponsor TriNet.Â You have enough big decisions to occupy your date and donât want to get mired in tending the purely administrative matters.
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Det var flere sÃ¦rtrekk ved grenselosingen i Tysfjord i Nordland. Her var de fleste losene samer â lulesamer. Terrenget de opererte i var uhyre krevende og under fÃ¸rste del av krigen trodde tyskerne at inget vÃ¥get Ã¥ flykte i dette ugjestmilde omrÃ¥det.
- Norge er her pÃ¥ sitt aller smaleste. Fra innerst i Tysfjord er det bare 5-6 kilometer til grensen. Men, fra havnivÃ¥ gÃ¥r losruten 600-700 hÃ¸ydemeter. Samtidig er det polare vÃ¦rforhold, forteller seniorforsker Oddmund Andersen.
- Andersen har vÃ¦rt prosjektleder for boka Â«Grenselos i grenselandÂ» som tar for seg grenselosinga fra nord i Nordland til sÃ¸r i Troms.
NÃ¦rmere 3000 mennesker ble fÃ¸rt over fjellet. Etter krigen ble losene mistenkt og etterforsket for Ã¥ ha loset flyktningene for kort. Dette pÃ¥ tross av at de ble loset til svenskegrensen. Dessuten mente politiet ogsÃ¥ at loser utnyttet flyktningene.
Politiet i Narvik henla saken utfra bevisets stilling. Det holder ikke for losenes etterlatte:
- Vi krever at landets justisminister en gang for alle kjenner pÃ¥standene dÃ¸de og makteslÃ¸se, sier Mikal Urheim fra byga Musken i Tysfjord.
Entrepreneur and billionaire Elon Musk never stops when it comes to innovation, and now his company, Tesla, is developing a long-haul, electric semi-truck that will be self-driving. The vehicle will also be able to move in a "platoon" fashion - a driving formation where trucks follow one another closely.
Travis Easely paddling past grounded fishing vessels in the Industrial Seaway
Kayaks are probably the safest boats in which to navigate Mississippi's coastal waters at the moment. There's an unbelievable amount of debris hidden beneath the surface almost everywhere that would pose a serious threat to most larger vessels.
I did some exploring by kayak over the Thanksgiving holiday week, launching solo from Ocean Springs harbor one day and paddling up Davis Bayou and then over to Deer Island and back on one day trip. Then Travis Easley and I made a loop trip around Bernard Bayou to the Industrial Seaway and down to Big Lake and back to our starting point.
Deer Island appears normal when viewed over the horizon from the mainland, but once ashore it is easy to see the effects of Katrina. The beaches are littered with debris from mainland homes and many trees are down in the predominately pine forests that cover the island. A lot of beach erosion has occured as well. Overall, however, the island hasn't changed in a significant way and will certainly recover. I only explored the southeast end on this trip. Travis Easley and I went back Sunday with my Necky Tesla and his new Current Designs 14-footer and planned to launch from the beach near the former location of the Biloxi Yacht Club. We had unloaded the boats when we were informed by a Biloxi police officer that it was a $500 fine to drive around a barricade and park on the south side of highway 90. There were no signs to this effect. Thankfully, he let us off on the condition that we load up and leave immediately, so our plan to circumnavigate Deer Island was dropped and we did the Bernard Bayou loop from the park at Switzer Road instead.
Although most have been removed by now, there are still plenty of wrecked commercial and pleasure boats along the Seaway and in the bayou. We paddled past sunken boats and destroyed houses, but found the marsh and woods surprisingly intact in this area. I hope to get out to the barrier islands and to the lower Pascagoula River soon. The purpose of these day paddles is to take photographs and gather observations for an article about what was lost here to be published in an upcoming issue of Sea Kayaker magazine.
Train Wreck Start – Scooter and the Gouche get back together after 4 mos. Jasper discusses the bands coming to Austin – Tesla, Def Leppard, Cheap Trick, Scorpions. His love of early Tesla. Songwriter Desmond Child and the hits he wrote. Jasper expands on his thoughts on Texas. Michael explains his frustrations with The Walking […]
GM CEO Mary Barra this morning officially took the wraps off of what's become the least well-guarded secret in the auto biz: a $30,000 plug-in electric car aimed at middle America, with a range, she said, that would hit 200 miles. While just a concept at this point, Barra said "this [...]
Tesla Inc. is scheduled to report second-quarter results after the bell, and Wall Street is likely to look well past yet another quarterly loss for the company to focus on any updates about the Model 3 production ramp-up and whether demand for the newly arrived mass-market sedan may dent demand for Tesla's luxury offerings, the Model S and the Model X.
TED is an organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, mainly through the free distribution of 8-to-18-minute TED Talks - originally about technology, entertainment and design, but now TED covers heftier global topics such as climate change, poverty and education reform. TED hosts hundreds of events around the world but the main event is an annual invitation-only conference that attracts the most accomplished scientists, academics, politicians, writers, artists, inventors, entrepreneurs and entertainers.
TED 2013, which took place last week in Long Beach, CA, was my eighth TED. My best TED moments were conversations with Julia Sweeney, Michael Shermer, Sam Harris, Jill Bolte Taylor and Amanda Palmer.
As in prior years I have ranked the TED Talks below so that you can quickly decide which ones to watch. If you disagree with my rankings, please comment! For those of you who have pointed out my tardiness in publishing this year's list, I apologize. On the bright side, my review is so late that many of the talks are already available to watch on TED.com as you read this, so I have linked to those talks below.
This year the TED staff followed a new process for selecting TED speakers. Rather than simply invite interesting people, they attended TEDx events and selected the best speakers from those. The result was a set of TED Talks that were consistently more engaging and entertaining than in all prior years (especially compared to last year). The only downside is that fewer talks conveyed novel and important news or developments - many offered more form than substance.
So here are almost all of this year's TED Talks in order from best to worst (measured by TED Balloons even though the giant TED Balloon was mysteriously missing this year):
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Anas Aremeyaw Anas This undercover journalist exposes horrible crimes in Africa, by inserting himself into prisons, hospitals, and other hotspots of abuse. He has exposed enough powerful bad guys that he had to wear a mask on the TED stage.
Lawrence LessigLessig is such a strong, experienced lecturer that he has an unfair advantage being compared to other speakers! Lessig's talk on the need for legislative reform in Washington is riveting and compelling.
Jack Andraka 15 years old, Jack invented a fast $3 method to detect pancreatic cancer, at a Johns Hopkins lab. He won the Intel Science Fair so I'm presuming it's real!
John McWhorterThis linguist presents a compelling argument on why we should all stop worrying about the decay of English skills among texting teenagers. He reviews the successful adaptation of language to other technologies, and considers how English still evolves today.
Eleanor LongdenDiagnosed with schizophrenia, Eleanor's life was "shattered" with medical treatments, discrimination and isolation. But Eleanor overcame the terror, talked to the voices, and began to understand them. She still hears the voices (even during her TED Talk), but she feels recovered, working as a psychologist herself and counseling people who hear voices.
Adam SpencerAdam shares his enthusiasm for numbers. With lots of self-effacing nerd humor, he gets the audience laughing about math!
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Hyonseo Lee A South Korean activist tells the story of her family's escape from North Korea.
Elon Musk interview Elon needs no introduction from me. What a hero, and humble, too.
Taylor WilsonAt 14 he produced fusion, and now he's a Peter Thiel fellow. Taylor came to tell us about his new inventions. This talk is especially inspiring for teens.
Phil Hansen This talk is a great life lesson from an artist who had to leave his comfort zone when his hand developed a shake. He embraced the challenge, and even set new limitations on himself to see how he might embrace those as well! For example, what if he could paint only on his own body, or use less than a dollar of supplies, or be forced to destroy whatever he creates?
Freeman Hrabowski Freeman, President of the University of Maryland, has a mission to help underprivileged minority students graduate in the sciences. His talk has no real point, but it's stirring and entertaining, with some good stories from his days with Martin Luther King Jr.
"Plant some shit," is the message of this South Central resident. Frustrated with the lack of fresh produce in this low-income part of LA County, Ron began a movement to plant fruit and vegetable gardens on the small grassy areas between sidewalks and streets. First he had to get the police off his back, but now his phone rings off the (proverbial) hook as neighborhoods everywhere want to emulate it. Coincidentally I happened to brunch with Ron at a mutual friend's house two weeks after TED, and he is a riot.
Hear the inspiring story of a 9 year old Masai boy from Nairobi who took apart a radio and then invented a way to protect his cows from the lions. Stuart Firestein Chairman of the Biology Department at Columbia spoke on Ignorance. As Maxwell said, "Thoroughly conscious ignorance is the prelude to every advance in science." There were 1.5m scientific papers published last year - 3 per minute. Every answer we find raises 10 questions, and so our ignorance expands! This talk was intelligent and entertaining, even if it did lack any real practical point.
Ajit describes an impressive system for language translation.
A famous environmentalist explains how he and some others are preserving DNA of extinct species in order to one day to restore those animals to Earth, "undoing harm that humans have caused in the past." He expects the Passenger Pigeon to be their first return guest. (Really?)
I normally don't rate the 3-minute audience talks, but this one was great. According to some studies ragarding back pain and heart disease, sitting is the new smoking. So Nilofer adopted "walking meetings" in her job. I have since adopted this practice myself; I love it, as do my meeting guests.
Dan makes a compelling case that philanthropies would be far more beneficial if they set aside their obsession with efficiency. Just as for-profits do, charities should be willing to spend money to attract the best and brightest people, and to market their mission to donors.
Tech progress is accelerating, and productivity has increased more in the 2000-2010 decade than the prior three decades. It is the New Machine Age where computers enable many other productivity advances, just as prior revolutions did. The internet is digital, exponential, and combinatorial. Today the growth in productivity comes not from machines themselves but from novel ways to use them. The world's chess champ today is neither the best player nor the best computer - it is a team of good players playing with common computers.
Also when economists measure economic growth, they miss a lot of economic value, such as the $300 billion of free internet content. Incorporating those gains indicates a higher standard of living.
But it's not all sunshine and rose. The tech boom does displace a lot of jobs, so people have to embrace the tech changes and adapt to it.
Later on Erik and I debated as to whether the tech boom of the last decade will ultimately be a net creator or detractor of jobs. Erik says detractor.
Denise is the Jane Goodall of Dolphin studies. She studies these self-aware, tool-wileding animals who, next to humans, have the highest ratio of brain-to-body volume.
Rodney Brooks, roboticist
Rodney presented Baxter, a safe friendly industrial robot. Rather than build cold robots that displace people, he believes robots need to be easy, safe and friendly so that workers and consumers embrace them in every part of their home and work life. Baxter is porgrammable simply by moving his arms around as you want him to do.
The founder of Sophos surveys today's cybersecurity threats.
Meg Jay, therapist Meg counsels 20-somethings to take life more seriously - not to waste away their decade. (This is the Republican counterpart to Steve Jobs' advice to explore, not worry.) Bad advice, but well delivered!
This reputable professor came to argue that the secular pattern of economic growth is over, but his presentation was surprisingly lame.
Gordon observed that we saw big advances in the twentieth century due to electricity, plumbing and computers. But now there doesn't seem to be anything on the horizon to drive as much growth in the standard of living and economic growth. He echoed the patent officer who in 1899 declared that everything that can be invented has already been invented, and Lord Kalvin who deemed it impossible to ever again make discoveries in physics. His evidence that innovation is done is that he himself can't figure out what those innovations will be!
Gordon argued that the long term 2% growth rate will be diminished by headwinds of debt and inequality. As if there were never any headwinds in the past, such as war, disease, inequality and recession!
Gordon piled on with ridiculous, grumpy Grandpa comments, like "How does Twitter help an unemployed auto worker?" and "How can there be progress when airplanes go no faster today than they did in the 70's?"
After, he and Erik Brynjolffson debated as to whether things will get better or worse. Erik was respectful and Robert was downright rude and petulant. When Chris polled the audience, Robert blurted out "You cheated!" and then "I saw at least ten hands go up for me that weren't there before!"
Photojournalist showed stunning photos of human suffering, then told how he restored the rainforest to his family land in Brazil, planting 2 million trees. After, his photo journalism became much more upbeat, showing the success of local species including humans.
Michael thinks wooden skyscrapers would be ecologically better than steel, and not fall down, go boom.
Jinsop is an industrial designer who believes that you can improve customer satisfaction by incorporating more senses into every product experience.
Saki opened a school of graphics art design in Zimbabwe.
Kate presents the extraordinary invention of interactive paper. Would have been interesting in 1998.
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Yu Jordy Fu
Yu presents photos of her sculptures and interior designs, telling us how beautiful they are. "Wouldn't everyone want this?" Well, no.
This graphic from the above article is perhaps the most relevant part of the story. The cost per mile of range continues to trend lower while range is trending higher. The range of 310 miles is making headlines but the cost of $160 per mile for the battery is also a record and more important from the wider spectrum perspective of the growth of the energy storage sector.
Automotive parts retailers are being squeezed both by declining auto sales and the rise of electric vehicles which do not need nearly as many parts to be replaced. That represents a secular headwind until they retool to offer the kinds of products drivers of cars less likely to breakdown require, like new batteries.
From the perspective of The Chart Seminar O’Reilly Automotive represents a wonderful teaching example. It posted one of the most impressively consistent uptrends from its 2009 lows but the large reaction at the end of 2015 represented a loss of consistency. It subsequently was able to regroup and move to a new high, but that move was not sustained and the decline that followed contributed to the rolling over characteristic.
We often see previously consistent trends lose that consistency at the penultimate high. The initial sharp drawdown cautions buyers that the imbalance between supply and demand that drove the advance could be changing. Meanwhile there are still enough new buyers coming into the market to drive the price a little higher but not enough to sustain the advance any longer. The massive reaction against the prevailing trend often gives way to a volatile ranging phase as some people argue nothing has changed and buy while others argue that the share has gone up a lot already and has stopped doing so and sell.
The longer the range continues the greater the possibility it will constitute a top. In this case the Typ-3 top (ranging, time and size) was completed with the move below $250 in May (Also see Comment of the Day on April 4th 2017) It is now accelerating lower.
Electric vehicles are on a major growth trajectory as the cost of batteries trends lower while the cost of regulatory compliance for car manufacturers increases. That represents a significant change for the automotive sector which Tesla has benefitted enormously from. The question for the company is whether it can prosper when subsidies eventually expire and when more battery factories open up in South Korea, Japan and China.
Tesla broke out to new highs yesterday. The share’s stratospheric advance stopped three years ago when it announced it was going to build a battery “gigafactory” which would cost billions of Dollars it didn’t have. That investment is now over and the company is ramping up production. That’s great news for Tesla’s long suffering investors but what does it say about all the other car companies.
Thank you for this email raising an important issue regarding energy density. Here is a section from the article:
Fuel cell vehicles, by contrast, need all the manufacturing skills of a car company. “From the industrial strategy point of view, fuel cell technology is extremely difficult, it’s in the world of chemistry not machinery,” says Hiroshi Katayama at the advanced energy systems and structure division of the ministry of economy, trade and industry (METI). If auto technology goes down the hydrogen path, Japan will be well placed. But if it doesn’t, Tokyo will have made a major miscalculation.
Toyota’s faith in hydrogen is best understood by looking at a car it never made: a pure electric vehicle. For the 20 years since it invented the Prius hybrid, Toyota has been the carmaker best-placed to launch a fully electric vehicle. It had the batteries, the motors and the power electronics but chose not to deploy them because of concerns about range limits, refuelling time and the risk of batteries degrading as they age.
It has announced plans for its own electric vehicle to exploit the demand from the premium segment opened up by Tesla and to meet emissions standards in the US and China. Yet Toyota’s fundamental doubts about battery-powered vehicles have not gone away.
The long dreamt-of Sakichi battery would store energy at the same density as the chemical bonds in petrol: roughly 10,000 watt-hours per litre — enough to power a family car for hundreds of kilometres on a single tank. The low energy density of the best batteries, about one-twentieth that of petrol, is why today’s electric cars have limited range.
The Porter Ranch gas leak made headlines in Los Angeles all last summer but it was a blessing for Tesla because it gave the company an opportunity to demonstrate how it can deploy its batteries at scale in a tight timeframe.
Batteries are an essential piece of the renewable energy, electric vehicle puzzle. Every innovation that brings down battery costs has an outsized effect on a host of other sectors. Tesla, with its now completed giga-factory, is well placed to benefit from these emerging themes.
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German executives are preparing to announce a new home for a lithium-ion battery plant designed to rival the output at Tesla Inc.âs Gigafactory. Terra E Holding GmbH will choose one of five candidate sites in Germany or a neighboring country next month to build its 34 GWh battery factory, Frankfurt-based CEO Holger Gritzka said in an interview.
Elon Muskâs Tesla Inc. has won a tender to supply what the billionaire says is the worldâs largest lithium-ion battery to back up the state of South Australiaâs blackout-plagued power grid, making good on a promise first made over Twitter four months ago to help solve the stateâs energy woes.
Battery-making gigafactories are about to arrive in Europe, challenging a lead Tesla Inc. is building at a plant in Nevada and opening the way for a quicker shift toward green power for both cars and utilities.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday is scheduled to break ground at a 500 million-euro ($543 million) plant to assemble lithium-ion energy-storage units for Daimler AG, which produces Mercedes-Benz and Maybach luxury cars.
Today's topics include the slow and steady downfall of U.S. solar manufacturing and how that could effect PV module pricing. We'll also talk Tesla's new solar roof tile and consider how the planned manufacturing facility in Buffalo, NY is progressing.
Teslaâs electric vehicles arenât cheap, but for years drivers have been able to charge up their Teslas quickly and for free at thousands of free Tesla Supercharger stations. This morning, the company announced all that free Supercharging will soon come to an end, at least for new cars.
Tesla says vehicles currently on the road will not be affected, nor will any new vehicles where the owner takes delivery of the car before April 1, 2017.
That means that the potentially hundreds of thousands of lower-cost Tesla Model 3 vehicles coming in 2018 will have to pay to use Supercharging stations. The company says charging for Supercharging will help it expand the number of stations available to owners.
To take some of the sting out of it, Tesla will give affected owners credit for 400 kWh (about 1,000 miles) of Supercharging per month. For some owners, this may cover their full monthly charging needs.
Tesla vehicles donât need Supercharging to power up their batteries, but these stations work significantly faster than other options. According to Tesla, you can get up to 170 miles of driving range from just 30 minutes of Supercharging, whereas your typical public charging station will only give you around 10-15 miles of driving range in that same time.
âWe will release the details of the program later this year, and while prices may fluctuate over time and vary regionally based on the cost of electricity,â says a statement from Tesla, âour Supercharger Network will never be a profit center.â
That the internal combustion engine just got more efficient isn't good news for Tesla even as it's great for consumers. But that there is yet another 20% efficiency improvement in the ICE shows that we don't want to be picking winners, instead wait and see which wins.
Lately, automotive manufacturers like Tesla and Fisker have burst onto the scene aiming to carving a niche selling electric vehicles. Attempts at a being a mainstream independent manufacturer in the automotive industry often don’t fare too well though. Most don’t get past the vaporware stage. However, De Tomaso is set for a full relaunch. Italian […]
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Trump.... Jaja, ich weiÃ, der nervt. Und nicht nur er, auch die Berichterstattung. Bisschen einseitig, Aber, dafÃ¼r gibt es ja auch auslÃ¤ndische Zeitungen, welche ohne die rosarote BRD-Brille berichten. Keine Angst, das wird hier keine VerschwÃ¶rungsarie(r). Obwohl ich irgendwie blond bin und irgendwie auch blaue Augen vorweisen kann, ist mir kaum etwas ferner, als mit Addi aus Braunau zu sympathisieren.
Neuester Tweet vom ebenfalls bloden und blauÃ¤ugigen Vorfahrens-Deutschen Trump: Zitat aus seinem Twitter-Account: "We have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on NATO & military. Very bad for U.S. This will change"
OK, ICH bin schon mal nicht bereit, ein weiteres Auto aus US-amerikanischer Produktion zu kaufen. Hatte ich schon, war ein kleines Fiasko. 1991 - Jeep Wrangler 4.0 H.O. Sowas akzeptiert man als junger Mensch, weil man sowas eben gÃ¼nstig geschossen hatte. Komfort hatte ich sowieso nicht erwartet. Auch der Verbrauch war erstaunlich niedrig, trotz Grauguss-Reihensechszylinder. Kraft war auch genug da. Aber die gefressenen Reifen und dass auf der LandstraÃe regelmÃ¤Ãig das Licht komplett ausfiel und sich erst wieder starten lieÃ, wenn vorher der Motor abgestellt wurde.... Sicherlich sind die heute auch weiter mit ihren Autos, aber das Erlebte steckt eben drin.
Lustig auch, dass der Herr Trump mal wieder nur polemisiert. BMW als Beispiel produziert in den USA fÃ¼r die WeltmÃ¤rkte mehr Fahrzeuge, als sie in den USA an dem Mann oder die Frau bekommen. Klar, BMW ist eine deutsche Firma. Aber die BeschÃ¤ftigten in den USA profitieren recht gut davon. Und BMW ist nur eine deutsche Firma, die auf dem anderen Kontinent Milliarden investiert. Na gut, wenn mir jemand einen Tesla schenken wÃ¼rde, den wÃ¼rde ich nehmen.
Kurz noch zu den NATO-Ausgaben, bzw. den Investitionen in Kriegsmaschinerie. Ich finde es gar nicht mal so schlecht, dass unter Anderem Deutschland weniger fÃ¼r Waffen und MilitÃ¤r ausgibt, als ursprÃ¼nglich vereinbart. Klar, ein Verstoss gegen einen Vertrag. Aber ein fÃ¼r mich positiver. WÃ¼nschenswert wÃ¤re fÃ¼r mich, wenn jede Nation in jedem Jahr 10 % weniger in RÃ¼stung investiert. DafÃ¼r wird aber wohl die jeweilige Lobby zu groÃ sein.
Ein befreundete Bloggerin hat mir heute einmal aus ihrer Sicht geschildert, wie das mit dem Bezahlvorgang an der Kasse so ist. Ich Ã¤rgere mich ja immer Ã¼ber maulfaule Menschen. Nicht im Lokal, da wollen wir Franken unsere Ruhe. Wer beim Eintritt grÃ¼Ãt, der ist schon suspekt. Oder kommt gar aus einer Region, in der Karnewal gefeiert wird. Mit an den Tisch setzen, noch dazu ohne vorher zu fragen, das ist bei uns eine TodsÃ¼nde. NIEMALS setze dich in Franken an einen Tisch dazu. NIEMALS! Aber ein klein wenig HÃ¶flichkeit bei den nÃ¶tigsten SÃ¤tzen sollte schon sein. "Wasser!" Kann man so bestellen, muss man eben mit einer entsprechenden MaulfÃ¤ule des Bedienmenschen rechnen. Danke und Bitte sollten auch bei uns zur Grundausstattung der Kommunikation zwischen zwei Humanoiden Formen dienen. Ebenso sollte es auch selbstverstÃ¤ndlich sein, das Geld ordentlich zu Ã¼bergeben und nicht der Fachkraft Kasse wie ein Almosen hinwerfen. Das sind Menschen, auch diese haben das Recht, wie Zivilisationsteilnehmer behandelt zu werden. Ich wette, die meisten dieser Scheinwerfer haben zuhause Haustiere, die sie liebevoller fÃ¼ttern, nicht einfach die Brocken irgendwo in die Ecke knallen.
Ha, der neue Wagen. Die Frau hat ja den Gleichen, nur eben ein Jahr Ã¤lter. Waren in Wolfsburg zur Abholung, seitdem bin ich Fan vom Ritz-Carlton. Ich weiÃ gar nicht, ob ich da noch berichtet habe, ist aber auch egal. Jetzt ist es ja so, dass die Fahrzeuge einen nicht unerheblichen Anteil an elektronischen Helferleins haben. MÃ¼digkeitswarner. Auch so eine Fehlkonstruktion. Ich, hellwach, auf einer limitierten Autobahn, schnurgerade in Richtung Stuttgart. Kleiner Knick in der Baustelle, ich muss mehrmals die Spur korrigieren. Das Auto interpretiert das als Einschlafvorgang. Ich habe keine Ahnung, ob ich im Falle eines Sekundenschlafs auf dieses zarte "Ping" hÃ¶ren wÃ¼rde. Rausgeschmissenes Geld. Wenn, dann soll das Zeug auch seine Arbeit machen. Seine Arbeit macht dagegen der Motor. Hrhrhrhrhrh... HabÂ´ ich mich bei der Frauenversion unserer Fahrzeuge Ã¼ber die VorschlÃ¤ge zur Gangwahl im Display geÃ¤rgert! NatÃ¼rlich haben Turbomotoren eine gewisse AnfahrschwÃ¤che. Ich bin daher Liebhaber groÃer Saugmotoren. Leider sterben diese aus oder haben bei meiner Lieblingsmarke eine PS-Zahl erreicht, die idiotisch hoch ist. Was will ich mit einem Auto, welches den Sprint 0 - 100 km/h unter fÃ¼nf Sekunden schafft? Meine Zeit der Ampelrennen ist vorbei. Naja, fast... Das hat jetzt hier aber niemand gelesen, verstanden? ZurÃ¼ck zum Motor. Die Ausgabe in meinem Stadtwagen zieht deutlich besser, braucht weniger Sprit und ist dank der Tieferlegung (jaja, auch in meinem Alter...) und sportlicheren DÃ¤mpferabstimmung wie ein Gokart. Die Herren Ingenieure haben da ganze Arbeit gemacht, sich hervorragend mit den Programmierern abgesprochen. Vielleicht sollte ich doch einmal auf ein Update fÃ¼r den "Altwagen" nachfragen. Bis auf ein paar Ausstattungsdetails sind die ja identisch. Na, schau mer mal.
Deutschland, das Land der Kopfmenschen. War mal. Beispiel? Siemens Atomtechnik. Die Deutschen waren hier mal fÃ¼hrend, haben diese -sichere- Technologie in alle Welt verkauft. Siemens hatte nicht nur entwickelt und gebaut, auch erneuert und geforscht, wo nÃ¶tig. Im Zuge der Energiewende (ich sagÂ´ da mal jetzt nix dazu...) wurden unsere relativ sicheren Reaktoren abgeschaltet, werden abgebaut. Storm bekommen wir in Spitzenzeiten also aus Reaktoren mit zweifelhafter Technik und von veraltetem Equipment. DafÃ¼r haben wir hier in unserer ehemal schÃ¶nen frÃ¤nkischen Region immer mehr dieser Luftquirls. Dass im Norden diese Masten umstritten sind, Untersuchungen laufen, Menschen aufgrund von Studien scharenweise die Landstriche verlassen, interessiert hier niemanden.
Worauf ich eigentlich hinaus will: Kommentare. Jeder Mensch hat ein Recht auf eine eigene Meinung. Ich kann die mir anhÃ¶ren oder lesen, wir kÃ¶nnen auch gerne diskutieren, oft liege ich auch falsch. Man lernt ja dazu, indem man andere Sichtweisen anschaut und fÃ¼r sich das Gute herausnimmt. Das geht aber nur, wenn man auch versteht, was das GegenÃ¼ber von einem will. Da wird mit fÃ¼rchterlich entstellten Worten umsich geworfen, die SÃ¤tze ergeben keinen Sinn und haben keine Endung, weil Satzzeichen entweder im Rudel oder gar nicht verwendet werden. Gelegentlich muss ich an Satire denken. Klicke - bei Facebook - auf eine Timeline und werde enttÃ¤uscht von der derzeitigen Menschheit. Eine Meinung haben ist gut, aber wenn schon die Mimik bei der Aussage fehlt, dann bitte doch mit real existierenden Worten. Alda...
Allt du ville veta om vejpbatterier, men inte vÃ¥gade frÃ¥ga om
Litiumbatterier Ã¤r bland de mest kompakta och effektiva kraftpaket mÃ¤nniskan konstruerat. Men de Ã¤r lÃ¥ngt ifrÃ¥n perfekta och om man inte respekterar dem, sÃ¥ kan de stÃ¤lla till rejÃ¤la problem.
Det hÃ¤r kommer bli lÃ¥ngt, fÃ¶r det finns mycket att sÃ¤ga. Vill du bara se sammanfattningen, sÃ¥ fÃ¥r du titta i slutet.
FÃ¶rst av allt mÃ¥ste vi konstatera att de batterier vi anvÃ¤nder inte Ã¤r smÃ¥ pennlight-batterier. De driver sÃ¥dana energikrÃ¤vande saker som skruvdragare, borrmaskiner, bÃ¤rbara datorer, telefoner, hoverboards, elmopeder och teslabilar - fÃ¶rutom vÃ¥ra e-cigaretter fÃ¶rstÃ¥s.
De Ã¤r otroligt energitÃ¤ta, med en energimÃ¤ngd som kan driva en typisk lÃ¥genergilampa oavbrutet i bortÃ¥t en timme eller mer. Konsekvenserna om vi inte respekterar batterierna och lyckas kortsluta eller Ã¶verlasta dem kan bli dramatiska. Jag skall berÃ¤tta hur, men fÃ¶rst skall jag prata lite om vad du skall tÃ¤nka pÃ¥ nÃ¤r man hanterar batterierna.
Den typ som Ã¤r vanligast fÃ¶r e-cigaretter Ã¤r formatet 18650, vilket som sagt sitter i mÃ¥nga bÃ¤rbara datorer. Skillnaden Ã¤r att i datorn sÃ¥ Ã¤r de fastsatta i ett batteripaket, fixerade, hoplÃ¶dda och kontrollerade av ett chip sÃ¥ att laddning och urladdning sker kontrollerat.
Vi vejpare anvÃ¤nder dem dÃ¤remot ungefÃ¤r som vi anvÃ¤nder AA eller AAA-batterier i leksaker, hÃ¥rklippare, ficklampa eller fotfil. Det betyder att vi har mycket, mycket stÃ¶rre mÃ¶jligheter att stÃ¤lla till problem fÃ¶r oss sjÃ¤lva av ren klantighet eller dumdristighet.
Vi behÃ¶ver den energin, fÃ¶r det vi ber batteriet om Ã¤r att hetta upp en grov spole om och om igen. Det slukar energi, sÃ¥ inget utom just litiumbatterier skulle klara det och samtidigt gÃ¥ att bÃ¤ra omkring pÃ¥.
Ett batteriformat som var tÃ¤nkt fÃ¶r annat
18650 batterier var tÃ¤nkt att sitta i just batteripaket. Som lÃ¶sa batterier Ã¤r de inte helt anvÃ¤ndarvÃ¤nliga. De Ã¤r lite fÃ¶r Ã¶mtÃ¥liga och lite fÃ¶r lÃ¤tta att kortsluta.Â Godset Ã¤r ofta ganska mjukt och nÃ¤stan hela batteriet Ã¤r en enda minuspol, mellan minus och plus finns en smal isolering och innanfÃ¶r den Ã¤r pluspolen.
Att polerna sitter sÃ¥ tÃ¤tt fÃ¥r konsekvenser.
Det nakna batteriet
En nyckel, hÃ¥rnÃ¥l, ett mynt eller vad som helst av metall eller annat ledande material kan lÃ¤gga sig Ã¶ver den smala isoleringen och kortsluta batteriet.
Det enda skyddet Ã¤r en minimal lÃ¶s plastbricka som hÃ¥lls fast av batteriomslaget/wrappen, den pressas lÃ¤tt Ã¥t sidan eller lyfts upp om metallfÃ¶remÃ¥let Ã¤r lite spetsigt.
FÃ¶r att undvika problem, sÃ¥ skall du aldrig fÃ¶rvara ett batteri oskyddat i en ficka eller vÃ¤ska. Det finns billiga silikonskydd och batterilÃ¥dor att kÃ¶pa. Du vill inte kortsluta ett batteri som innehÃ¥ller lika mycket energi som ~7 gram trotyl.
Skadade skal pÃ¥ ett batteri
En skadad wrap/omslag innebÃ¤r att den nakna metallen under Ã¤r minuspol, kommer den i kontakt med annan metall i modden, sÃ¥ kan kortslutning uppstÃ¥. I mÃ¥nga reglerade moddar finns inga ytor som kan leda strÃ¶m vidare frÃ¥n en skadad wrap, men om det Ã¤r flera batterier i serie sida vid sida, sÃ¥ kan kortslutning uppstÃ¥ mellan dem.
FÃ¶r att undvika problem, sÃ¥ skall du kontrollera att inga hÃ¥l eller revor uppstÃ¥tt i wrappen, om det har gjort det sÃ¥ stÃ¤ll batteriet Ã¥t sidan och anvÃ¤nd det inte fÃ¶rrÃ¤n du skaffat ersÃ¤ttningswrap. SÃ¥dana finns att kÃ¶pa fÃ¶r nÃ¥gra kronor och Ã¤r enkla att montera pÃ¥. Plastringen vid pluspolen skall du ta vara pÃ¥, du skall inte kÃ¶ra utan den.
Gropar och skador
Att batteriet Ã¤r lite mjukt gÃ¶r att gropar kan uppstÃ¥ av en sÃ¥ enkel sak som en fÃ¶r stark fjÃ¤der i modden. En millimetergrop i minuspolen Ã¤r oftast inte sÃ¥ farligt, men man skall vara medveten om vad som finns inuti.
De tvÃ¥ polerna Ã¤r bÃ¥da som en grov folie separerade frÃ¥n varandra av en skiljevÃ¤gg och ihoprullade till en hÃ¥rd rulle. Hur hÃ¥rt batteriet tÃ¥l att lastas beror pÃ¥ kvaliteten pÃ¥ alla material, men Ã¤ven hur materialen ligger mot varandra. Ju jÃ¤mnare kvalitet i material och konstruktion, desto bÃ¤ttre fungerar batteriet.
Om du har en grop som Ã¤r djup nog att pressa mot rullen nÃ¥gonstans, sÃ¥ rubbas konstruktionen.
FÃ¶r att undvika problem, sÃ¥ skall man inte anvÃ¤nda skadade batterier. Om det finns en minimal grop i botten, sÃ¥ Ã¤r det naturligtvis en bedÃ¶mningsfrÃ¥ga, men ta hellre det sÃ¤kra fÃ¶re det osÃ¤kra. SÃ¥ dyra Ã¤r inte batterierna att man behÃ¶ver chansa.
Batterikapacitet och urladdning
Det finns tvÃ¥ vÃ¤rden fÃ¶rutom Volt som bÃ¶r vara angivna fÃ¶r ett 18650 - Det Ã¤r kapacitet i mAh, vilket helt enkelt motsvarar hur lÃ¤nge batteriet rÃ¤cker. Sen Ã¤r det maximal kontinuerlig urladdningsstrÃ¶m i Ampere.
Det Ã¤r hur mycket strÃ¶m batteriet kan lÃ¤mna ifrÃ¥n sig utan avbrott till dess det Ã¤r urladdat, utan att vare sig ta skada eller Ã¶verhettas. Ibland anges ett tredje hÃ¶gre vÃ¤rde fÃ¶r hur mycket batteriet kan lÃ¤mna ifrÃ¥n sig i en urladdningspuls. Det vÃ¤rdet Ã¤r inte lika vÃ¤rdefullt, eftersom det saknas en tydlig standard fÃ¶r hur man mÃ¤ter det. Det Ã¤r bara intressant om man som Samsung publicerar diagram pÃ¥ hur lÃ¥nga pulserna Ã¤r och hur lÃ¤nge batteriet fÃ¥r svalna mellan pulserna.
Om man laddar ur ett batteri snabbare Ã¤n den angivna maximala kontinuerliga strÃ¶mstyrkan, sÃ¥ riskerar man att skada batteriet. Man fÃ¶rkortar dess livslÃ¤ngd genom att resistansen inuti batteriet Ã¶kar och det tar mindre och mindre laddning. Man riskerar ocksÃ¥ att batteriet havererar.
MÃ¤rkesbatterier, kloner, rewraps och fantasimÃ¤rkning
Det finns inte sÃ¥ mÃ¥nga tillverkare av litiumbatterier, helt enkelt fÃ¶r att det Ã¤r en enorm investering och krÃ¤ver en stor omsÃ¤ttning fÃ¶r att fÃ¥ rimliga kostnader.
De stora tillverkarna Ã¤r Samsung, Sanyo, Panasonic, LG och Sony, ett par biltillverkare och inte sÃ¥ mÃ¥nga fler. FÃ¶r vejpare Ã¤r det framfÃ¶rallt Samsung, Sony och LG som Ã¤r intressanta.
Eftersom dessa Ã¤r sÃ¥ eftertraktade, sÃ¥ finns det mÃ¤ngder av falska batterier, de kan vara sekunda, de kan vara av annan modell eller tillverkare, de kan vara bra, eller dÃ¥liga, men gemensamt Ã¤r att mÃ¤rkningen gÃ¶r att de kan sÃ¤ljas som Ã¤kta och dyrare Ã¤n annars.
En oerhÃ¶rt stor del av marknaden Ã¤r dessutom sÃ¥ kallade rewraps.Â En rewrap Ã¤r ett batteri frÃ¥n en av de stora tillverkarna som fÃ¥r nytt skal med nytt varumÃ¤rke och inte sÃ¤llan totala fantasisiffror fÃ¶r kapacitet och urladdningstolerans. Inte sÃ¤llan handlar det om uppkÃ¶p av de batterier som tillverkarna anser vara andrasortering och tÃ¤nkta att anvÃ¤ndas fÃ¶r mindre krÃ¤vande applikationer.
Ett rewrap kan pÃ¥ framsidan sÃ¤ga att den kan laddas ur med 35A och har en kapacitet pÃ¥ 3000 mAh, nÃ¤r de verkliga siffrorna snarare Ã¤r 10-15A och 2000 mAh. Marknaden svÃ¤mmar Ã¶ver av dessa och det finns nÃ¤stan ingen kontroll. Vissa Ã¤r bra, andra Ã¤r direkt usla. SÃ¥ ett gott rÃ¥d Ã¤r att hÃ¥lla sig till de stora och kÃ¶pa frÃ¥n pÃ¥litliga kÃ¤llor.
KÃ¶per du batterier frÃ¥n eBay, sÃ¥ kan du med andra ord mer eller mindre rÃ¤kna med att bli lurad.
TÃ¤nk pÃ¥ att kapacitet och maximal urladdningsstrÃ¶m Ã¤r i stort sett motsatt proportionella. Det vill sÃ¤ga ju hÃ¶gre kapacitet, desto mindre maximal urladdningsstrÃ¶m. Batterier av bÃ¤ttre kvalitet har bÃ¤ttre proportioner. Men pÃ¥stÃ¥r âtillverkarenâ att batteriet bÃ¥de har hÃ¶g kapacitet och kan ge mycket strÃ¶m, sÃ¥ Ã¤r det dags att bli misstÃ¤nksam.
Det blir Ã¤nnu lite vÃ¤rre med falska batterier/kloner och rewraps nÃ¤r det kommer till batterikemi. Tabellen visar de tre typer vi oftast stÃ¶ter pÃ¥:
De tre typerna har sina egna fÃ¶r- och nackdelar, men fÃ¶r oss vejpare sÃ¥ Ã¤r vissa av fÃ¶rdelarna stÃ¶rre Ã¤n andra... I en rewrap Ã¥ andra sidan, kan vi aldrig vara helt sÃ¤kra pÃ¥ vad som finns innanfÃ¶r skaletâ¦
Litium-manganbatterier har fÃ¶rdelen att klara hÃ¶g belastning utan att bli fÃ¶r varma. De har sÃ¤llan nÃ¥gra skyddskretsar helt enkelt fÃ¶r att de tÃ¥l sÃ¥pass mycket. Nackdelen Ã¤r nÃ¥got lÃ¤gre kapacitet.
De har ocksÃ¥ fÃ¶rdelen att vara mindre vÃ¥ldsamma vid haveri. Om batteriet Ã¶verhettar, sÃ¥ pyser elektrolyten ut. Det fÃ¶rstÃ¶r batteriet, men sÃ¥ lÃ¤nge batteriet kan gÃ¶ra sig av med Ã¶vertrycket stoppar reaktionen oftast utan brand eller annat obehagligt.
LGs HB2/HB4/HB6 Ã¤r exempel pÃ¥ IMR-batterier
INR lÃ¤gger till nickel till IMR-kemin och detta ger fÃ¶rdelarna av IMRs sÃ¤kerhet kombinerat med hÃ¶gre kapacitet. Det har fortfarande mangan i sig, vilket ger hÃ¶g tolerans vid belastning och minskar vÃ¥ldsamheten. De reagerar pÃ¥ Ã¶verhettning pÃ¥ samma sÃ¤tt som IMR. INR kallas ocksÃ¥ fÃ¶r hybridkemi och Ã¤r den kanske mest eftertraktade typen fÃ¶r vejpare.
Samsung 25R, Sony VTC4/5/5A och VTC6, samt LG HE2 Ã¤r alla INR-batterier.
HÃ¤r finns inte lÃ¤ngre manganet, utan det Ã¤r ersatt av kobolt. De har hÃ¶gst energiinnehÃ¥ll av alla kemier, det vill sÃ¤ga innehÃ¥ller stÃ¶rst total laddning.
Problemen Ã¤r tvÃ¥: Dels tolererar de inte kraftig urladdning utan att snabbt bli vÃ¤ldigt varma, dels reagerar de mest vÃ¥ldsamt av alla 18650 pÃ¥ Ã¶verlast.
De pyser som alla de andra, men istÃ¤llet fÃ¶r att sedan dÃ¤mpa sig och svalna, sÃ¥ fortsÃ¤tter temperaturen ofta uppÃ¥t och till slut fattar batteriet eld. Finns det ingenstans fÃ¶r Ã¶vertrycket att ta vÃ¤gen, sÃ¥ kan reaktionen bli vÃ¤ldigt dramatisk.
Andra typer av batterier
Det finns ytterligare nÃ¥gra typer, men i de hÃ¤r sammanhangen Ã¤r dessa tre de mest intressanta.
NÃ¤r fekalierna Ã¤ndÃ¥ trÃ¤ffar den roterande impellern...
FÃ¶r mÃ¥nga vejpare kommer batterival aldrig att vara ett stort problem, helt enkelt fÃ¶r att de inte anvÃ¤nder sÃ¥ mycket effekt. En vÃ¤ldigt stor del av alla som anvÃ¤nder e-cigaretter anvÃ¤nder effekter i ett ungefÃ¤rligt spann mellan 10W och 40W, dÃ¤r de flesta batterier klarar att leverera utan stÃ¶rre problem.
Det betyder inte att allt som skrivits hÃ¤r Ã¤r ointressant, fÃ¶r det finns ett par situationer dÃ¤r du kan drabbas av ett batterihaveri Ã¤ndÃ¥. Dels om ditt batteri Ã¤r skadat, dels om du lyckas kortsluta det och dels nÃ¤r du laddar det. Jag skall skriva nÃ¥gra rader om laddning snart, men jag vill fÃ¶rst beskriva lite noggrannare vad du kan fÃ¶rvÃ¤nta sig om det gÃ¥r illa.
Om batteriet kommer Ã¶ver dryga hundra grader, sÃ¥ uppstÃ¥r en sjÃ¤lvfÃ¶rstÃ¤rkande effekt som stegrar temperaturen ytterligare.
NÃ¥gonstans mellan 150 och 200 grader sÃ¥ Ã¤r trycket sÃ¥ hÃ¶gt att skarven mellan plus och minuspol ger efter. Batteriet Ã¤r designat fÃ¶r att brista just dÃ¤r, fÃ¶r alternativet Ã¤r en explosion.
Redan vid rumstemperatur befinner sig elektrolyten under tryck, sÃ¥ nÃ¤r fÃ¶rdÃ¤mningen vÃ¤l brister sÃ¥ Ã¤r trycket enormt. Du fÃ¥r hoppas att du uppfattat temperaturstegringen och stÃ¤llt ifrÃ¥n dig modden, fÃ¶r fÃ¥r du elektrolyten pÃ¥ huden, sÃ¥ blir det troligen rÃ¤tt obehagliga brÃ¤nnskador.
Nu hÃ¤nder en av tvÃ¥ sakerâ¦
Om det Ã¤r sÃ¤ker kemi sÃ¥ minskar temperaturstegringen efter att elektrolyten pyst ut. SÃ¥ smÃ¥ningom gÃ¥r temperaturen ner igen. Du fÃ¥r kassera batteriet och eventuellt modden, men sen Ã¤r dramatiken Ã¶ver.
Om du har ett ICR-batteri, sÃ¥ Ã¤r problem tyvÃ¤rr inte slut, fÃ¶r Ã¤ven efter att Ã¶vertrycket i elektrolyten dÃ¤mpats sÃ¥ fortsÃ¤tter temperaturen att stiga. Eftersom elektrolyten bestÃ¥r av litiumsalter och en organisk lÃ¶sning som Ã¤r eldfarlig, sÃ¥ fattar den till slut eld ganska vÃ¥ldsamt. Ãr batteriet fritt eller om det finns tillrÃ¤ckliga lufthÃ¥l i modden, sÃ¥ pÃ¥minner det om en brand-/rÃ¶kbomb, men sitter batteriet tÃ¤tt fÃ¶rslutet sÃ¥ kan det bli en ordentlig smÃ¤ll.
FÃ¶r att undvika problem, sÃ¥ bÃ¶r du kolla att modden inte Ã¤r tÃ¤t. Den heta Ã¥ngan och gaserna mÃ¥ste ha en vÃ¤g ut, annars fÃ¥r man en bomb-liknande effekt. Det behÃ¶vs inte enorma hÃ¥l fÃ¶r Ã¥ngan, den letar sig ut Ã¤ndÃ¥, men ventilationen mÃ¥ste finnas dÃ¤r. Om du rengÃ¶r modden, sÃ¤tter pÃ¥ skal pÃ¥ modden, polerar, lackar, mÃ¥lar etcetera, se till att du inte tÃ¤pper till ventilationshÃ¥lenâ¦
Se ocksÃ¥ till att stÃ¤lla ifrÃ¥n dig modden om den bÃ¶rjar bli obehaglig att hÃ¥lla i. StÃ¤ll den inte gÃ¤rna pÃ¥ parkettgolvet, trÃ¤bordet eller annat lÃ¤ttfÃ¶rstÃ¶rt och brÃ¤nnbart - men stÃ¤ll ifrÃ¥n dig den! AnvÃ¤nd inte ICR-batterier alls, eller Ã¥tminstone inte om du gillar stora moln och hÃ¶ga effekter. KÃ¶p inte nÃ¥gon 18650 pÃ¥ biltema eller liknande, inte heller pÃ¥ eBay eller nÃ¥gonstans dÃ¤r du inte har nÃ¥gon form av mÃ¶jlighet att utkrÃ¤va ansvar om du fÃ¥tt en defekt produkt.
De som mÃ¥ste ta ansvar Ã¤r ocksÃ¥ noga med att du fÃ¥r rÃ¤tt grejor. Ju hÃ¶gre effekter du tÃ¤nker anvÃ¤nda, desto mer noga Ã¤r det att vÃ¤lja rÃ¤tt, att vara noggrann och att vara vaksam.
Laddning av batterier
Laddning av 18650Â Ã¤r nÃ¥got som skall ske noggrant. Av den anledningen bÃ¶r man anvÃ¤nda en extern laddare om man inte har en mod med inbyggda batterier.
GÃ¥r batterierna att ta ut skall de inte laddas i modden. Orsaken Ã¤r att kretsarna fÃ¶r laddning i en mod sÃ¤llan hÃ¥ller samma klass som i en bra extern laddare. Satsa nÃ¥gra hundralappar pÃ¥ en laddare som Ã¤r gjord fÃ¶r att ladda just litiumbatterier, till exempel eFest eller Â Nitecore, det har du igen i sÃ¤kerhet och bÃ¤ttre livslÃ¤ngd pÃ¥ batterier och moddar.
Om du har en mod med inbyggda batterier, koppla den inte till telefonens snabbladdare, det Ã¤r den inte menad att klara. Du lÃ¤r ha fÃ¥tt med en laddare, i annat fall kÃ¶per du en pÃ¥ din vejpshop som levererar lagom med strÃ¶m fÃ¶r en vejpmod. Ladda inte medan du sover eller inte Ã¤r hemma, om du mÃ¥ste sÃ¥ kÃ¶p en litiumbatteripÃ¥se som du kan stÃ¤lla in laddaren i, den Ã¤r menad att klara sÃ¥vÃ¤l elektrolyten som en mindre brand.
Batterier som skall anvÃ¤ndas ihop, skall laddas ihop och betraktas som ett batteripaket.
PÃ¥ nÃ¤stan varenda batteridriven pinal som anvÃ¤nder nÃ¥gon effekt att prata om stÃ¥r det att man inte skall anvÃ¤nda omaka eller olika urladdade batterier. FÃ¶r oss som vejpar Ã¤r detta Ã¤n mer sant.
AnvÃ¤nder vi tvÃ¥ batterier i en mod, sÃ¥ skall de betraktas som gifta till dess dÃ¶den skiljer dem Ã¥t. Om de trots allt separeras, sÃ¥ Ã¤r skilsmÃ¤ssan permanent. Orsaken Ã¤r att batterier som anvÃ¤nds ihop inte fÃ¥r ha mer Ã¤n marginellt olika spÃ¤nning om inte snedbelastning skall uppstÃ¥. Om de Ã¤r olika slitna, sÃ¥ Ã¤r risken att de sÃ¥ smÃ¥ningom skiljer sig i spÃ¤nning stÃ¶rre. I mÃ¥nga moddar Ã¤r grÃ¤nsen fÃ¶r att modden skall acceptera batterierna en skillnad pÃ¥ max 0.2V och det Ã¤r egentligen fÃ¶r mycket.
SÃ¥ gift dem, mÃ¤rk dem sÃ¥ att de hÃ¶r ihop, anvÃ¤nd dem ihop, ladda dem ihop och slÃ¤ng dem tillsammans i batteriÃ¥tervinningen nÃ¤r det Ã¤r dags...
(TL;DR) SÃ¥ fÃ¶r att sammanfatta.
VÃ¤lj sÃ¤ker kemi och kÃ¤nda mÃ¤rken som Samsung, Sony och LG. HÃ¥ll koll pÃ¥ att batterierna Ã¤r hela, att de hÃ¥ller laddning, att skalet/wrappen Ã¤r hel, att det inte finns svetsloppor eller annat obehagligt pÃ¥ batteriet. Gift dina batterier om de skall anvÃ¤ndas ihop. Ladda externt om det gÃ¥r och aldrig obevakat. FÃ¶rvara aldrig batterier lÃ¶st utan alltid i en batteriask eller skyddande fodral.
HÃ¥ll koll pÃ¥ vad batteriet Ã¤r menat att klara och hÃ¥ll dig inom det om du inte Ã¤r erfaren och vet exakt vad ditt batteri klarar. Om det inte Ã¤r frÃ¥n en av de stora tillverkarna, rÃ¤kna med att siffrorna pÃ¥ batteriskalet Ã¤r rena fantasier.
PS Det Ã¤r smart att lÃ¤sa Mooch batteritester pÃ¥ ECF, dÃ¤r han testar mÃ¤ngder av olika mÃ¤rken och ger dem rimliga vÃ¤rden.
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. --Â When it comes to the transformation of the future vehicle fleet, the question is not if it will happen, but when.
Thatâs the one of themes of the Fuels Instituteâs latest report, Tomorrowâs Vehicles, which is based on projections from Navigant Research and examines fuel demand and the makeup of the vehicle fleet through 2025. CSP Fuels spoke with John Eichberger, executive director of the Alexandria, Va.-based Fuels Institute, about what fuel retailers should expect in the next decade, and what surprises may come 20 to 25 years from now.
Read on for eight takeaways on fuel demand and the vehicle fleet in the near term and not-too-distant future.Â
1. Fuel consumption will be flat to down
In the base scenario, the report is projecting a 0.2% decline in the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of gasoline and ethanol consumption, and the aggressive scenario projectsÂ a 0.3% CAGR drop. The erosion in consumption will come mainly from the light-duty market, which makes up about 90% of gasoline and ethanol consumption. The reason why can be defined by one acronym: Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE).
âGas consumption is going down, not because gasoline vehicles are reducing in number, but because of [greater] fuel efficiency,â Eichberger said, referring to federal standards that require automakers to increase the average fuel efficiency of new cars and trucks to 54.5 miles per gallon (mpg) by 2025.
Through 2025, diesel and biodiesel consumption should rise, along with higher consumption among heavy-duty vehicles. By the base scenario, consumption is projected to rise 14% from 2016 levels by 2025. The annual growth rate, however, should slow because of greater fuel efficiency and a shift toward alternative fuels.
2. The vehicle fleet is global
The Trump administration has promised to revisit CAFE targets in its midyear 2017 review, at the request of automakers who argue that cheap fuel prices are driving consumers to less fuel-efficient vehicles, making hitting the future targets more difficult. Any slowdown or rollback, however, would ultimately have only a minor effect on overall vehicle fuel efficiency by 2025, Eichberger said. Thatâs because major automakers serve a global market and want to build cost efficiencies.
âThe auto industry wants a global vehicle platform,â he said, citing Volkswagenâs efforts to move toward three basic vehicle architectures for all its models in all markets. Itâs a strategy that most major automakers are emulating.
âThey want to reduce the number of powertrains and engines theyâre producing to satisfy multiple global markets,â he said. And while the United States is an important market, it represents only 20% of global auto sales.
âTheyâll continue gaining advancements for efficiency standards in other countries, even if the United States backs off a little bit,â Eichberger said. âIn that mindset, they want to build an engine that is more efficient for the European standards, Asian standards and the U.S. standards. And if they can use the same engine to satisfy all of those, theyâre going to do that.â Â
3. Internal-combustion engines are catching up with hybrids
Hybrid sales have declined recently, which Eichberger attributes to their eroding value comparison to conventional internal-combustion engine models. For one, they typically have a $3,000 to $5,000 premium over conventional vehicles, even as their mileage advantage has shrunk to only 5 miles per gallon.
âAs a consumer you say, âA $3,000 to $5,000 premium for the hybrid with gas at $2 a gallon, and itâs only 5 gallons more efficient--that could take me 12 years to recover that money,â â he said.
The report, however, expects hybridsâ share of the light-duty market to grow more than 49% from 2016 to 2025, in the base scenario, as automakers turn to varying degrees of hybridization to improve fuel economy. Their share at that point would be about 3.5%.
4. Good-bye FFVs, hello high-octane fuels
The report expects sales of flex-fuel vehicles (FFV), which are engineered to run on high-octane fuels such as E85, to shrink to only 1% of new vehicle sales by 2025. However, FFVs should remain at about 8% of vehicles on the road and will not greatly decrease until about 2030, when automakers will begin retiring legacy models because they will likely no longer get CAFE credits from the government for making them.
So whatâs to happen to the more than 3,000 fueling sites that sell E85 in the United States? Has that investment in infrastructure been wasted? The short answer is no.
âAs the auto industry looks to maximize the efficiency of the internal combustion engine, theyâre looking at higher-octane fuel,â Eichberger said. âMany are modeling an E25, E30 or E40 fuel. If thatâs the case, that E85 infrastructure is ready.â
The Fuels Institute is conducting a study on high-octane fuels to determine what the implementation plan would look like if high-octane E10, E25 and E30 roll out to the market, including infrastructure requirements and any regulatory hurdles. The report should be available by March 2018. Â
5. Natural gas has headwinds
The report expects vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) to make up less than 2% and 0.4% of commercial vehicle sales by 2025, respectively, under a base scenario.
Only a few years ago, the potential of natural gas as an alternative fuel, especially for heavy-duty trucks, seemed great. But in a prolonged low gasoline- and diesel-price environment, theyâve lost their competitive edge despite natural gasâ inherent price stability, Eichberger said.
âNatural gas is for a fleet operator who wants to lock in a long-term, stable energy supply,â he said. For those retailers who have invested the $1.5 million to $2 million per site in natural-gas fueling equipment, âthe chances of a massive increase in demand is limited unless we have a significant increase in oil prices.â
6. About those recent EV announcements
During the first week of July, two announcements may have jolted some fuel retailers awake to the disruptive potential of electric vehicles (EVs).
First, Volvo announced it was transitioning from internal combustion engines to electrified engines for its entire model lineup, beginning in 2019.Â
Then, France pledged to end all sales of gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles by 2040, not including hybrids.Â
Eichberger said that Volvo, whose market share in the United States is a fraction of 1%, will include a range of electrified options in its shift away from internal combustion engines. âI would suspect the majority they sell in that time frame will be traditional hybrids, which does not require the consumer to do anything different to get a little bit better fuel economy,â he said.
Franceâs pledge, led by President Emmanuel Macron, is also less powerful than it might first appear. âWell, President Macron, you do realize that the primary power generation for hybrid vehicles is gasoline and diesel?â Eichberger said. âSo in the same exact announcement, it contradicted itself.â
7. The EVs are coming
While EVs are not poised to take over the vehicle fleet in the short term, they will begin to make impressive gains in the not-too-distant future.
âThe maturity date for EVs is 2030, 2035. Thatâs when youâll have retailers go, âWhoa, Iâm starting to lose my volume because people are driving EVs,â Eichberger said.
The Fuels Institute report is projecting a 28% CAGR for battery EVs (BEVs) from 2016 to 2025. At that rate, about 5% of vehicles sold in 2025 will be BEVs, not including plug-in EVs or hybrids.
âMy suspicion is that at 2025 if we continue at a 28% annual growth rate, by 2030 weâre not looking at a doubling of this market share--weâre looking at a tripling or quadrupling of the sales volume, which would take us to 15% to 20% market share of sales by 2030, 2032,â he said.
As EV technology improves to the point that the vehicles become competitive with their gasoline counterparts on cost, performance, range and convenience, then the market will truly expand beyond the usual EV hotbeds of the West Coast and East Coast.
âThe combination of the consumer being ready, the technology being ready and economics starting to make sense, come 2030 and look outâI think the change starts,â Eichberger said. Â
8. Donât panicâplan
In the context of strategic planning, 13 years is shockingly close. But fuel retailers should not panic.
âTake a big deep breath: The world is not ending tomorrow,â Eichberger said. âWe have about 10 to 15 years to start evaluating market conditions, [and] make strategic changes to the business model to ensure our retail stations can provide the transportation energy consumers need and the alternative traffic generators for those who donât need to buy transportation energy from the retailer.â
This could include adding an EV charging station, which depends on a retailerâs market. If conditions seem favorable, it makes sense to prepare.
âYou donât have to rush into it, but it is important to start looking at it and say, âIf Iâm going to be building a station and have a 30-year time frame to own and run it, in 10 years I might want to add charging station,' â Eichberger said. â âLet me go to run conduit now so donât have to crack concrete to do it. And when investing in a power panel, Iâll make sure I have the capacity to handle the load that a fast charger would require. Itâs much cheaper to install it now then to retrofit later.' â
The Fuels Institute is launching an EV study that will examine consumer charging behavior and projected infrastructure needs by market type. It should be available at the beginning of 2018.
For an executive brief of the Fuels Instituteâs Tomorrowâs Vehicles report, click here.Â
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Famed economist Joseph Schumpeter coined the term âcreative destructionâ to describe the process where capitalism through technology and consumer needs destroys some businesses but in the process, gives birth to new industries and companies to fulfill those needs and take advantage of the new technologies.
This process is going on in the motor-fuels industry. The concern over hydrocarbon emissions has created an attraction of some people to electric vehicles (EVs). That, in turn, creates the need for an electric-charging infrastructure apart from traditional fueling sites.
Here are four ways this development presents an opportunity for fuel marketers ...
1. The numbers
Currently, there are only 150,000 battery EVs (BEVs) in the United States among 30 million vehicles. EVs made up more than 10,000 of the 1.5 million in new-vehicle sales for June. Not surprisingly, California leads the nation with 2% of the EV stock, while the Northeast, including New York, New Jersey and New England, are less than 1%. The rest of the nation hovers under one-half of 1%.
But as subsidies increase and technology and insurance issues are resolved, we could see the numbers accelerate, especially as EVs become second family vehicles.
2. The transaction
A typical charging station costs $3,000, which includes installation and the ground lease.
There are opportunities for marketers to brand locations at universities, public arenas, sit-down restaurants, movie theaters and shopping malls. Payment would be through prepaid cards (no transaction fees) and a one-time subscription charge. A typical card would be loaded with 200 kilowatt-hours (kWh) and cost $20 (10 cents per kWh), which would provide 500 miles of travel.
3. The payback
With an annual subscription charge of $200 and a variable $5 charge per reload, a marketer should sell 1,000 cards per year, with 25 reloads per year for $325,000 in gross margin per year. This is enough to finance 100 locations with a one-year payback.
There are also cross-branding and loyalty revenue opportunities that can be linked with the prepaid card and charging station. With local, state, federal and utility subsidies, the return on equity (50% leveraged) for invested capital exceeds 45%.
4. The partners
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In 1899 Tesla gave this interview which has rarely ever been published for over 100 years.
Journalist: Mr. Tesla, you have gained the glory of the man who got involved in the cosmic processes. Who are you, Mr. Tesla?
Tesla: It is a right question, Mr. Smith, and I will try to give you the right answer to it.
Journalist: Some say youâre from the country of Croatia, from the area called Lika, where together with the people are growing trees, rocks and starry sky. They say that your home village is named after the mountain flowers, and that the house, where you were born, is next to the forest and the church.
Tesla: Really, all it true. Iâm proud of my Serbian origin and my Croatian homeland.
Journalist: Futurists say that the Twenty-and Twenty First Century was born in head of Nikola Tesla. They celebrate conversely magnetic field and sing hymns to Inductions engine. Their creator was called the hunter who caught the light in his net from the depths of the earth, and the warrior who captured fire from heaven. Father of alternating current will make the Physics and Chemistry dominate half the world. Industry will proclaim him as their supreme saint, a banker for the largest benefactors. In the laboratory of Nikola Tesla for the first time is broken atom.
There is created a weapon that causes the earthquake vibrations. There are discovered black cosmic rays. Five races will pray to him in the Temple of the future, because they had taught a great secret that Empedocles elements can be watered with the life forces from the ethers.
Tesla: Yes, these are some of my most important discoveries. Iâm a defeated man. I have not accomplished the greatest thing I could.
Journalist: What is it, Mr. Tesla?
Tesla: I wanted to illuminate the whole earth. There is enough electricity to become a second sun. Light would appear around the equator, as a ring around Saturn.
Mankind is not ready for the great and good. In Colorado Springs I soaked the earth by electricity. Also we can water the other energies, such as positive mental energy. They are in the music of Bach or Mozart, or in the verses of great poets. In the Earthâs interior, there are energy of Joy, Peace and Love. Their expressions are a flower that grows from the Earth, the food we get out of her and everything that makes manâs homeland. Iâve spent years looking for the way that this energy could influence people. The beauty and the scent of roses can be used as a medicine and the sun rays as a food.
Life has an infinite number of forms, and the duty of scientists is to find them in every form of matter. Three things are essential in this. All that I do is a search for them. I know I will not find them, but I will not give up on them.
Journalist: What are these things?
Tesla: One issue is food. What a stellar or terrestrial energy to feed the hungry on Earth? With what wine watered all thirsty, so that they can cheer in their heart and understand that they are Gods?
Another thing is to destroy the power of evil and suffering in which manâs life passes! They sometimes occur as an epidemic in the depths of space. In this century, the disease had spread from Earth in the Universe.
The third thing is: Is there an excess Light in the Universe? I discovered a star that by all the astronomical and mathematical laws could disappear, and that nothing seems to be modified. This star is in this galaxy. Its light can occur in such density that fits into a sphere smaller than an apple, a heavier than our Solar System. Religions and philosophies teach that man can become the Christ, Buddha and Zoroaster. What Iâm trying to prove is wilder, and almost unattainable. This is what to do in the Universe so every being is born as Christ, Buddha or Zoroaster.
I know that gravity is prone to everything you need to fly and my intention is not to make flying devices (aircraft or missiles), but teach individual to regain consciousness on his own wings â¦ Further; I am trying to awake the energy contained in the air. There are the main sources of energy. What is considered as empty space is just a manifestation of matter that is not awakened.
No empty space on this planet, nor in the Universe.. In black holes, what astronomers talk about, are the most powerful sources of energy and life.
Journalist: On the window of your room in hotel âValdorf-Astoriaâ, on the thirty-third floor, every morning, the birds arrive.
Tesla: A man must be sentimental towards the birds. This is because of their wings. Human had them once, the real and visible!
Journalist: You have not stopped flying since those distant days in Smiljan!
Tesla: I wanted to fly from the roof and I fell: Childrenâs calculations could be wrong. Remember, the youth wings have everything in life!
Journalist: Have you ever married? It is not known that you have affection for love or for a woman. Photos from the youth show you were handsome man.
Tesla: Yes. I did not. There are two views: a lot affection or not at all. The center serves to rejuvenate human race. Women for certain people nurtures and strengthen its vitality and spirit. Being single does the same to other people. I chose that second path.
Journalist: Your admirers are complaining that you attacking relativity. The strange is your assertion that the matter has no energy. Everything is imbued with energy, where it is?
Tesla: First was energy, then matter.
Journalist: Mr. Tesla, itâs like when you said that you were born by your father, and not on you.
Tesla: Exactly! What about the birth of the Universe? Matter is created from the original and eternal energy that we know as Light .It shone, and there have been appear star, the planets, man, and everything on the Earth and in the Universe. Matter is an expression of infinite forms of Light, because energy is older than it. There are four laws of Creation. The first is that the source of all the baffling, dark plot that the mind cannot conceive, or mathematics measure. In that plot fit the whole Universe.
The second law is spreading a darkness, which is the true nature of Light, from the inexplicable and itâs transformed into the Light. The third law is the necessity of the Light to become a matter of Light. The fourth law is: no beginning and no end; three previous laws always take place and the Creation is eternal.
Journalist: In the hostility to the theory of relativity you go so far, that you hold lectures against its Creator at your birthday parties..
Tesla: Remember, it is not curved space, but the human mind which cannot comprehend infinity and eternity! If relativity has been clearly understood by its Creator, he would gain immortality, even yet physically, if he is pleased.
I am part of a light, and it is the music. The Light fills my six senses: I see it, hear, feel, smell, touch and think. Thinking of it means my sixth sense. Particles of Light are written note. O bolt of lightning can be an entire sonata. A thousand balls of lightning is a concert.. For this concert
I have created a Ball Lightning, which can be heard on the icy peaks of the Himalayas. About Pythagoras and mathematics a scientist may not and must not infringe of these two. Numbers and equations are signs that mark the music of the spheres. If Einstein had heard these sounds, he would not create theories of relativity. These sounds are the messages to the mind that life has meaning, that the Universe exists in perfect harmony, and its beauty is the cause and effect of Creation. This music is the eternal cycle of stellar heavens.
The smallest star has completed composition and also, part of the celestial symphony. The manâs heartbeats are part of the symphony on the Earth. Newton learned that the secret is in geometric arrangement and motion of celestial bodies. He recognized that the supreme law of harmony exists in the Universe. The curved space is chaos, chaos is not music. Einstein is the messenger of the time of sound and fury.
Journalist: Mr. Tesla, do you hear that music?
Tesla: I hear it all the time. My spiritual ear is as big as the sky we see above us. My natural ear I increased by the radar. According to the Theory of Relativity, two parallel lines will meet in infinity. By that Einsteinâs curved will straighten. Once created, the sound lasts forever. For a man it can vanish, but continues to exist in the silence that is manâs greatest power.
No, I have nothing against Mr. Einstein. He is a kind person and has done many good things, some of which will become part of the music. I will write to him and try to explain that the ether exists, and that its particles are what keep the Universe in harmony, and the life in eternity.
Journalist: Tell me, please, under what conditions Angel adopt on the Earth?
Tesla: I have ten of them. Keep good records vigilant.
Journalist: I will document all your words, Dear Mr. Tesla.
Tesla: The first requirement is a high awareness of its mission and work to be done. It must, if only dimly, exist in the early days. Let us not be falsely modest; Oak knows that it is oak tree, a bush beside him being a bush. When I was twelve, I have been sure I will get to Niagara Falls. For most of my discoveries I knew in my childhood that I will achieve them, although not entirely apparent â¦ The second condition to adapt is determination. All that I might, I finished.
Journalist: What is the third condition of adjustment, Mr. Tesla?
Tesla: Guidance for all the vital and spiritual energies in labor. Therefore purification of the many effects and needs that man has. I therefore have not lost anything, but just gained.
So I enjoyed every day and night. Write down: Nikola Tesla was a happy manâ¦ The fourth requirement is to adjust the physical assembly with a work.
Journalist: What do you mean, Mr. Tesla?
Tesla: First, the maintenance of the assembly. Manâs body is a perfect machine. I know my circuit and whatâs good for him. Food what nearly all people eat, to me it is harmful and dangerous. Sometimes I visualize that chefs in the world are all in conspiracy against me â¦ Touch my hand.
Journalist: It was cold.
Tesla: Yes. Bloodstream can be controlled, and many processes in and around us. Why are you frightened young man?
Journalist: Itâs a story that Mark Twain wrote a mysterious stranger, that wonderful book of Satan, inspired by you.
Tesla: The word âLuciferâ is more charming. Mr. Twain likes to joke. As a child I was healed once by reading his books. When we met here and told him about, he was so touched that he cried. We became friends and he often came to my lab. Once he requested to show him a machine that by vibration provokes a feeling of bliss. It was one of those inventions for entertainment, what I sometimes like to do.
I warned Mr. Twain as not to remain under these vibrations. He did not listen and stayed longer. It ended by being, like a rocket, holding pants, darted into a certain room. It was a diabolically funny, but I kept the seriousness.
But, to adjust the physical circuit, in addition to food, dream is very important . From a long and exhausting work, which required superhuman effort, after one hour of sleep Iâd be fully recovered. I gained the ability to manage sleep, to fell asleep and wake up in the time which I have designated. If I do something what I do not understand, I force myself to think about it in my dream, and thus find a solution.
Tesla: The fifth condition of adjustment is memory. Perhaps in the most people, the brain is keeper of knowledge about the world and the knowledge gained through the life. My brain is engaged in more important things than remembering, it is picking what is required at a given moment. This is all around us. It should only be consumed. Everything that we once saw, hear, read and learn, accompanies us in the form of light particles. To me, these particles are obedient and faithful.
Goetheâs Faust, my favorite book, I learned by heart in German as a student, and now it can all recite. I held my inventions for years âin my head â, and only then I realized them.
Journalist: You often mentioned the power of visualization.
Tesla: I might have to thank to visualization for all that I invented. The events of my life and my inventions are real in front of my eyes, visible as each occurrence or the item. In my youth I was frightened of not knowing what it is, but later, I learned to use this power as an exceptional talent and gift. I nurtured it, and jealously guarded. I also made corrections by visualization on most of my inventions, and finish them that way, by visualization I mentally solve complex mathematical equations. For that gift I have, I will receive rank High Lama in Tibet.
My eyesight and hearing are perfect and, dare to say, stronger than other people. I hear the thunder of a hundred fifty miles away, and I see colors in the sky that others cannot see. This enlargement of vision and hearing, I had as a child. Later I consciously developed.
Journalist: In youth you have several times been seriously ill. Is it a disease and a requirement to adapt?
Tesla: Yes. It is often the result of a lack of exhaustion or vital force, but often the purification of mind and body from the toxins that have accumulated. It is necessary that a man suffers from time to time. The source of most disease is in the spirit. Therefore the spirit and can cure most diseases. As a student I got sick of cholera which raged in the region of Lika. I was cured because my father finally allowed me to study technology, which was my life. Illusion for me was not a disease, but the mindâs ability to penetrate beyond the three dimensions of the earth.
I had them all my life, and I have received them as all other phenomena around us. Once, in childhood, I was walking along the river with Uncle and said: âFrom the water will appear the trout, Iâll throw a stone and it is cut.â Thatâs what happened. Frightened and amazed, his uncle cried: âBade retro Satanâs!â He was an educated and he spoke in Latin â¦
I was in Paris when I saw my motherâs death. In the sky, full of light and music floated are wonderful creatures. One of them had a motherâs character, who was looking at me with infinite love. As the vision disappeared, I knew that my mother died.
Journalist: What is the seventh adjustment, Mr. Tesla?
Tesla: The knowledge of how the mental and vital energy transform into what we want, and achieve control over all feelings. Hindus call it Kundalini Yoga. This knowledge can be learned, for what they need many years or is acquired by birth. The most of them I acquired by birth. They are in the closest connection with a sexual energy that is after the most widespread in the Universe. The woman is the biggest thief of that energy, and thus the spiritual power.
Iâve always knew that and was alerted. Of myself I created what I wanted: a thoughtful and spiritual machine.
Journalist: A ninth adjustment, Mr. Tesla?
Tesla: Do everything that any day, any moment, if possible, not to forget who we are and why we are on Earth. Extraordinary people who are struggling with illness, privation, or the society which hurts them with its stupidity, misunderstanding, persecution and other problems which the country is full of a swamps with insects, leaves behind unclaimed until the end of the work. There are many fallen angels on Earth.
Journalist: What is the tenth adaptation?
Tesla: It is most important. Write that Mr. Tesla played. He played the whole of his life and enjoyed it.
Journalist: Mr. Tesla! Whether it relates to your findings and your work? Is this a game?
Tesla: Yes, dear boy. I have so loved to play with electricity! I always cringe when I hear about the one also the Greek who stole fire. A terrible story about studding, and eagles peck at his liver. Did Zeus did not have enough lightning and thunder, and was damaged for one fervor? There is some misunderstandingâ¦
Lightning are the most beautiful toys that can be found. Do not forget that in your text stand out: Nikola Tesla was the first man who discovered lightning.
Journalist: Mr. Tesla, youâre just talking about angels and their adaptation to the Earth.
Tesla: Am I? This is the same. You could write this: he dared to take upon himself the prerogatives of Indri, Zeus and Peron. Imagine one of these gods in a black evening suit, with the bowler hat and wearing white cotton gloves prepares lightning, fires and earthquakes to the New York City elite!
Journalist: Readers love the humor of our paper. But you confuse me stating that your findings, which have immense benefits for the people, representing the game. Many will frown on it.
Tesla: Dear Mr. Smith, the trouble is that people are too serious. If they were not, they would be happier and much longer would have lived. Chinese proverb says that the seriousness reduces life. Visiting the inn Tai Pe guessed that he visits the Imperial Palace. But that the newspaper readers would not have frowned, letâs get back to things which they consider important.
Journalist: They would love to hear what your philosophy is.
Tesla: Life is a rhythm that must be comprehended. I feel the rhythm and direct on it and pamper in it. It was very grateful and gave me the knowledge I have. Everything that lives is related to a deep and wonderful relationship: man and the stars, amoebasâ and the sun, the heart and the circulation of an infinite number of worlds. These ties are unbreakable, but they can be tame and to propitiate and begin to create new and different relationships in the world, and that does not violate the old.
Knowledge comes from space; our vision is its most perfect set. We have two eyes: the earthly and spiritual. It is recommended that it become one eye. Universe is alive in all its manifestations, like a thinking animal.
Stone is a thinking and sentient being, such as plant, beast and a man. A star that shines asked to look at, and if we are not a sizeable self-absorbed we would understand its language and message. His breathing, his eyes and ears of the man must comply with breathing, eyes and ears of the Universe.
Journalist: As you say this, it seems to me like I hear Buddhist texts, words or Taoist Parazulzusa.
Tesla: Thatâs right! This means that there is general knowledge and truth that man has always possessed. In my feeling and experience, the Universe has only one substance and one supreme energy with an infinite number of manifestations of life. The best thing is that the discovery of a secret nature, reveals the other.
One cannot hide, there are around us, but we are blind and deaf to them. If we emotionally tie ourselves to them, they come to us themselves. There are a lot of apples, but one Newton. He asked for just one apple that fell in front of him.
Journalist: A question that might be set at the beginning of this conversation. What was Electricity for you, Dear Mr. Tesla?
Tesla: Everything is Electricity. First was the light, endless source from which points out material and distribute it in all forms that represent the Universe and the Earth with all its aspects of life. Black is the true face of Light, only we do not see this. It is remarkable grace to man and other creatures. One of its particles possesses light, thermal, nuclear, radiation, chemical, mechanical and an unidentified energy.
It has the power to run the Earth with its orbit. It is true Archimedean lever.
Journalist: Mr. Tesla, youâre too biased towards electricity.
Tesla: Electricity I am. Or, if you wish, I am the electricity in the human form. You are Electricity; too Mr. Smith, but you do not realize it.
Journalist: Is it thus your ability to allow fails of electricity of one million volts trough your body?
Tesla: Imagine a gardener who is attacked by herbs. This would indeed be crazy. Manâs body and brain are made from a large amount energy; in me there is the majority of electricity. The energy that is different in everyone is what makes the human âIâ or âsoulâ. For other creatures to their essence, âsoulâ of the plant is the âsoulâ of minerals and animals.
Brain function and death is manifested in light. My eyes in youth were black, now blue, and as time goes on and strain the brain gets stronger, they are closer to white. White is the color of heaven. Through my window one morning, landed a white dove, which I fed. She wanted to bring me a word that she was dying. From her eyes the light jets were coming out. Never in the eyes of any creature had I not seen so much light, as in that pigeon.
Journalist: Personnel in your lab speak about flashes of light, flames and lightning that occur if you are angry or into kind of risk.
Tesla: It is the psychic discharge or a warning to be alert. The light was always on my side. Do you know how I discovered the rotating magnetic field and induction motor, which made me became famous when I was twenty-six? One summer evening in Budapest, I watched with my friend Sigetijem sunset.
Thousands of fire was turning around in thousands of flaming colors. I remembered Faust and recited his verses and then, as in a fog, I saw spinning magnetic field, and induction motor. I saw them in the sun!
Journalist: Hotel service telling that at the time of lightning you isolate into the room and talk to yourselves.
Tesla: I talk with lightning and thunder.
Journalist: With them? What language, Mr.Tesla?
Tesla: Mostly my native language. It has the words and sounds, especially in poetry, what is suitable for it.
Journalist: Readers of our magazine would be very grateful if you would interpret that.
Tesla: The sound does not exist only in the thunder and lightning, but, in transformation into the brightness and color. A color can be heard. Language is of the words, which means that it is from the sounds and colors. Every thunder and lightning are different and have their names. I call some of them by the names of those who were close in my life, or by those whom I admire.
In the sky brightness and thunder live my mother, sister, brother Daniel, a poet Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj and other persons of Serbian history. Names such AsIsaiah, Ezekiel, Leonardo, Beethoven, Goya, Faraday, Pushkin and all burning fires mark shoals and tangles of lightning and thunder, which does not stop all night bringing to the Earth precious rain and burning trees or villages.
There is lightning and thunder, and they are the brightest and most powerful, that will not vanish. They are coming back and I recognize them among the thousands.
Journalist: For you, science or poetry is the same?
Tesla: These are the two eyes of one person. William Blake was taught that the Universe was born from the imagination, that it maintains and it will exist as long as there is a last man on the Earth. With it was a wheel to which astronomers can collect the stars of all galaxies. It is the creative energy identical to the light energy.
Journalist: Imagination is more real to you than life itself?
Tesla: It gives birth to the life. I have fed by my taught; Iâve learned to control emotions, dreams and visions. I have always cherished, as I nurtured my enthusiasm. All my long life I spent in ecstasy. That was the source of my happiness. It helped me during all these years to bear with work, which was enough for the five lives. The best is to work at night, because the stellar light, and close bond.
Journalist: You said that I am, like every being, the Light. This flatter me, but I confess, I do not quite understand.
Tesla: Why would you need to understand, Mr. Smith? Suffice it to believe it. Everything is light. In one its ray is the fate of nations, each nation has its own ray in what great light source we see as the sun. And remember: no one who was there did not die. They transformed into the light, and as such exist still. The secret lies in the fact that the light particles restore their original state.
Journalist: This is the resurrection!
Tesla: I prefer to call it: return to a previous energy. Christ and several others knew the secret. I am searching how to preserve human energy. It is forms of Light, sometimes straight like heavenly light. I have not looked for it for my own sake, but for the good of all. I believe that my discoveries make peopleâs lives easier and more bearable, and channel them to spirituality and morality.
Journalist: Do you think that time can be abolished?
Tesla: Not quite, because the first feature of the energy is that it transforms. It is in perpetual transformation, as clouds of Taoists. But it is possible to leverage the fact that a man preserves consciousness after the earthly life. In every corner of the universe exist energy of life; one of them is immortality, whose origin is outside of man, waiting for him.
The universe is spiritual; we are only half that way. The Universe is more moral than us, because we do not know his nature and how to harmonize our lives with it. I am not scientist, science is perhaps the most convenient way to find the answer to the question that always haunt me, and which my days and nights turned into fire.
Journalist: Whatâs the matter?
Tesla: How are your eyes brightened!â¦ What I wanted to know is: what happens to a falling star as the sun goes out? Stars fall like dust or seed in this or in other worlds, and the sun be scattered in our minds, in the lives of many beings, what will be reborn as a new light, or cosmic wind scattered in infinity.
I understand that this is necessary included in the structure of the Universe. The thing is, though, is that one of these stars and one of these suns, even the smallest, preserves.
Journalist: But, Mr. Tesla, you realize that this is necessary and is included in the constitution of the world!
Tesla: When a man becomes concuss; that his highest goal must be to run for a shooting star, and tries to capture it; shall understand that his life was given to him because of this and will be saved. Stars will eventually be capable to catch!
Journalist: And what will happen then?
Tesla: The creator will laugh and say: âIt fall only that you chase her and grab her.â
Journalist: Isnât all of this contrary to the cosmic pain, which so often you mention in your writings? And what is it cosmic pain?
Tesla: No, because we are on Earth â¦ It is an illness whose existence the vast majority of people are not aware of. Hence, many other illnesses, suffering, evil, misery, wars and everything else what makes human life an absurd and horrible condition. This disease cannot be completely cured, but awareness shall make it less complicated and hazardous. Whenever one of my close and dear people were hurt, I felt physical pain. This is because our bodies are made as of similar material, and our soul related with unbreakable strands. Incomprehensible sadness that overwhelmed us at times means that somewhere, on the other side on this planet, a child or generous man died.
The entire Universe is in certain periods sick of itself, and of us. Disappearance of a star and the appearance of comets affect us more than we can imagine. Relationships among the creatures on the Earth are even stronger, because of our feelings and thoughts the flower will scent even more beautiful or will fall in silence.
These truths we must learn in order to be healed. Remedy is in our hearts and evenly, in the heart of the animals that we call the Universe.
Read also Nicola Teslaâs second interview from 1915 here in original:
This week’s governance, compliance and risk-management stories from around the web
– Douglas Flint, who has been at HSBC for 22 years and chair of the firm for the last six, used his final statement at the bank to call for the rules designed since the financial crisis to be implemented globally, and also warned on the impact of Brexit on Europe’s financial markets, the Guardian said. A divergence in regulation runs the risk of ‘skewing’ financial market activity to a point where the rules are less onerous, while the discussions over the UK’s departure from the EU will be ‘complex and time-consuming,’ he said.
‘The essential questions that have to be addressed are whether, at the conclusion of the negotiations, the economies of Europe will continue to have access to at least the same amount of financing capacity and related risk-management services, and as readily available and similarly priced, as they have enjoyed with the UK as part of the EU,’ he said.
– The Financial Timesreported that, according to a new study, although banks have been encouraged since the financial crisis to hire more independent directors, they have had no impact on institutions’ risk-taking. Academics from Leeds University examined the boards and financial performance of more than 260 banks across the globe from 2004 and 2014. They found that banks had an identical risk of failure and risk of major losses regardless of the proportion of independent directors on their board.
‘Governance at large banks, especially board information, seems to be of minor importance,’ said the report’s author Francesco Vallascas. ‘The key impact [of the findings] is that we need to rely primarily on the role of regulation rather than the role of governance.’
– The Wall Street Journal reported that a quartet of activist investors has lined up to pounce on plans to break up DowDuPont, which will be created by merging Dow Chemical and DuPont. Jana Partners and Trian Fund Management have privately levied concerns about how the merged company might be divided, according to people familiar with the matter, joining previous criticism from Glenview Capital Management and Third Point.
Since the merger announcement in December 2015, the plan was to combine the two firms and then break the combined entity into three. The investors have voiced a view that the materials company expected to emerge from the breakup – the new version of Dow Chemical – needs to shrink. Dow CEO Andrew Liveris said the next iteration of the company will be poised for growth and innovation.
– Bloomberg reported that, according to people familiar with the matter, Wall Street regulators have agreed to rewrite the Volcker Rule, moving to loosen restrictions that were a key part of the US response to the financial crisis. The five agencies that wrote the original limits on banks investing with their own capital have decided to begin working together on a revision, the people said. The agencies can revise the rule’s text but, unless it is repealed, there’s only so much that can be done in response to years of lobbying by large financial services firms.
‘We had a thorough and constructive dialogue on the Volcker Rule last week,’ Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said when asked about the agreement. ‘During the discussion, the [Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC)] member agencies shared many good ideas on how the Volcker Rule could be improved. I look forward to continuing to work with our banking and market regulators on modifying the rule.’ Spokespeople with the five regulators declined to comment.
– According to the FT, 23 countries submitted applications to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or European Banking Authority (EBA), which have until now been based in London but must relocate because of Brexit. The bigger prize of the EMA will be contested by 19 cities, while eight will fight it out for the EBA. Four months of lobbying will now start ahead of the expected decision in November.
– In other Brexit news, the FT said that, according to consultants Oliver Wyman, leaving the EU will push up costs for banks by as much as 4 percent and their capital requirements will rise by up to 30 percent. Stuart Gulliver, chief executive of HSBC, said $1 billion of revenue in its global banking and markets unit would be put ‘at risk’ from Brexit. But he said the bank planned to protect this revenue by moving up to 1,000 of its 6,000 UK investment banking jobs to France.
The pace of announcements about banks’ Brexit plans has picked up in recent weeks, partly because of pressure from the Bank of England for them to submit their plans for coping with the ‘worst-case scenario’ of a so-called ‘hard Brexit’ that would sever access to EU clients. The UK is set to leave the EU in March 2019.
– A new rule aimed at restoring consumers’ ability to band together to sue financial services firms has survived its first challenge, according to Reuters. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) rule abolishing mandatory arbitration clauses was released on July 10, and was immediately threatened by Republicans in Congress and the Trump administration.
Acting US Comptroller of the Currency Keith Noreika publicly argued with CFPB director Richard Cordray over whether the rule could endanger the banking system. Many observers had expected Noreika to ask colleagues on the FSOC to stay the rule but he said he was unable to complete a thorough review of the rule in time to make a petition. The CFPB declined to comment.
– S&P Dow Jones Indices took a stand against public companies with multiple classes of shares, saying it would bar newcomers with such setups from its flagship index, the S&P 500, according to the WSJ. The move came as other major index companies, including FTSE Russell and MSCI, are evaluating similar changes to assuage concerns about investors getting limited or no voting rights. The issue is that increasingly popular index funds are otherwise forced to buy stakes in companies that leave investors with little say in corporate decisions. The ruling effectively pits two trends against each other: the move toward multiple-class voting in corporate governance and the increased popularity of index investing.
– The Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (Finra) announced a services agreement designed to ease reporting burdens and compliance costs for member broker-dealers. The new, simplified filing process will also reduce inconsistent or incomplete filing of annual audited financial statements and supplementary reports. Effective September 1, firms that now file annual reports separately with SIPC and Finra will file just once, using Finra’s existing reporting portal. The portal will provide both agencies with the information, enabling the firms to meet the two agencies’ respective reporting requirements with a single filing.
– Reuters reported that the Delaware Supreme Court reversed a lower court ruling that payday lender DFC Global was sold too cheaply in 2014, but stopped short of declaring that the deal price should be a key test of fair value of a stock in a merger. The ruling stems from a so-called ‘appraisal action’ – which has become a popular strategy for hedge funds to try to get more cash from a merger deal – over the sale of DFC Global to Lone Star Funds. The deal was approved by DFC shareholders, but the funds went to court.
The Delaware Supreme Court sent the case back to the Court of Chancery and directed chancellor Andre Bouchard to reassess his finding and explain why he did not accept the deal price as fair value. Lone Star Funds declined to comment and a lawyer for the hedge funds did not respond to a request for comment.
– According to the WSJ, Irene Rosenfeld is stepping down after 11 years as CEO of Mondelez International, as the snack food company faces pressure to improve sales and profitability amid an upheaval in the packaged food business. ‘In hindsight I think perhaps we could have gone after the costs a little faster,’ Rosenfeld said. ‘My regret is that we haven’t fully realized the potential on the top line.’
Dirk Van de Put, head of Canada’s privately held McCain Foods, will take over from Rosenfeld in November. She will continue as chair of the Mondelez board until she retires in March. Rosenfeld’s retirement will shrink an already small pool of female CEOs of the biggest US businesses: as of June, women held just 28 of the CEO spots at S&P 500 companies, according to Catalyst.
– The SEC promoted Donna Esau to the position of associate regional director for examinations in the agency’s Atlanta office. Esau will direct a staff of roughly 40 accountants, examiners and attorneys responsible for the examination of broker-dealers, investment companies, investment advisers and transfer agents across Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. She will assume her new post on August 6.
– Avon Products said CEO Sheri McCoy will resign in March, as the company grapples with results and pressure from activist investors to accelerate its turnaround plan, according to the WSJ. The move highlights a recent shift by activists, which are increasingly targeting CEOs as they seek new ways to boost the shares of targets. Avon said it has retained executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles to help find a successor to McCoy.
– The Telegraph said London Stock Exchange CEO Xavier Rolet defended plans to change UK listing rules in order to attract state-controlled companies such as Saudi Aramco onto the exchange. Proposals from the Financial Conduct Authority to tweak the initial public offering rules for state-controlled companies have stirred debate. The Institute of Directors and the UK’s investor community have already attacked plans, but Rolet hit back at critics by arguing that the country needs to ‘keep up with the times’.
– Automatic Data Processing (ADP) said activist investor and hedge fund manager Bill Ackman is seeking to take half of the company’s board seats and replace CEO Carlos Rodriguez, the WSJreported. ADP said its board unanimously rejected the ‘last-minute’ request, as the deadline for board nominees has been public for nearly a year.
ADP also argued that its shareholder return under Rodriguez’s tenure as CEO has been stronger than Ackman’s performance at Pershing Square and that no executive changes are needed. ‘We believe our current board has an effective balance of leadership continuity and fresh perspectives’ that will help continue delivering value to shareholders, the company said.
– Reuters reported that the US Senate voted to confirm two Republicans and one Democrat to serve on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The Senate approved the nominations of Republican Christopher Giancarlo to serve as agency chair, as well as Republican Brian Quintenz and Democrat Rostin Behnam to serve as commissioners. The Senate did not vote to confirm another Republican nominee, Dawn Stump.
A Senate Democrat aide said Stump was not on the slate of nominees because the party did not want to approve a total of three Republican commissioners and only one Democrat. That would leave the CFTC with just one Democrat commissioner because the other one, Sharon Bowen, announced recently that she planned to step down soon.
– In other appointments news, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission can get back to approving multi-billion-dollar natural gas pipelines after the Senate moved to fill two of four vacancies at the agency, Bloomberg said. Senators confirmed the appointment to the commission of Robert Powelson, former chair of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, and Neil Chatterjee, a senior aide to Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell.
This week’s governance, compliance and risk-management stories from around the web
– The European Central Bank arranged a rescue of Banco Popular Español in June in the face of a run that left the lender close to collapse. But according to The Wall Street Journal, Banco Popular’s problems ran deeper, touching an area that has been difficult for European regulators to address: poor governance. Governance experts say the bank’s problems included board members who weren’t independent enough from management and deals with companies that had ties to the board.
Corporate governance shortcomings are more common at European banks than at their US counterparts, experts say. A Banco Popular spokesperson said Spain’s securities regulator reviewed and had no objection to the bank’s designation of board members as independent. A board member can be considered independent for up to 12 years under Spanish law, the spokesperson noted.
– Bloomberg reported that a former UBS Group compliance officer and a day trader charged by UK regulator the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) with making £1.4 million ($1.8 million) from insider trading pleaded not guilty in a London court. Fabiana Abdel-Malek and Walid Choucair entered the pleas at a hearing on Monday. They were accused by the FCA of committing five counts of insider dealing between June 2013 and June 2014. The FCA alleged Abdel-Malek obtained the information through her role at UBS. The trial has been scheduled for October 2018.
– US bank CEO pay is settling at more than twice the average pay of bank bosses in Europe, and shareholders are more determined than ever to prevent such US norms taking hold across the Atlantic, the Financial Times reported. ‘Investors are working very hard to contain what they perceive to be a US pay escalation from infecting other geographies,’ said John Roe, head of analytics at Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). ‘At the behest of’ those investors, he said, ISS now excludes US companies from the ‘peer analysis’ it does to assess whether executives in Europe, Canada and Asia are being paid in line with industry norms.
– Meanwhile, the WSJ noted that Trump administration regulators have signaled they want to abandon plans to further regulate pay on Wall Street, but that aspects of the Dodd-Frank Act and changes in the economics of the banking industry have already resulted in tougher compensation controls.
Portions of the Dodd-Frank mandate – including making pay more sensitive to risk and long-term results – are part of guidelines adopted by the Federal Reserve and other agencies. Regulators including the SEC recently dropped efforts to craft those tougher provisions from their published agendas. But big banks have moved to rein in pay, pressured by shareholders seeking higher dividends and stock buybacks, because they work under higher capital requirements that have pressured profitability and squeezed the amount of money available for compensation.
– German generic drug company Stada Arzneimittel said its board of directors had recommended that shareholders accept an improved takeover bid by private equity firms Bain Capital and Cinven, according to The New York Times. The deal, which valued Stada at $4.8 billion, came after a bid in June by Bain and Cinven was unable to get support from 75 percent of shareholders. The new offer has a lower threshold for acceptance of 63 percent. ‘The executive board has reached the conclusion that the current offer appropriately reflects both the enterprise value and the growth potential of Stada,’ said Engelbert Coster Tjeenk Willink, Stada’s CEO.
– The WSJreported that Americans – reputed to be the most litigious people in the world – are filing fewer lawsuits. Fewer than two in 1,000 people claiming to be victims of inattentive motorists, medical malpractice, faulty products and other civil wrongs filed tort lawsuits in 2015, down sharply from 1993, when roughly 10 in every 1,000 Americans filed such suits. A range of factors are fueling the decline, including state restrictions on litigation, the increasing cost of bringing suits, improved auto safety and a long campaign by businesses to turn public opinion against plaintiffs and their lawyers.
– The SEC announced that Bryan Wood had been named director of the agency’s office of legislative and intergovernmental affairs. He will advise SEC chair Jay Clayton, commissioners and the SEC staff on legislative matters, provide technical assistance on securities-related legislation to Congressional committees and staff, assist in preparing SEC testimony for Congressional hearings, and co-ordinate with other government entities. Wood spent 10 years on Capitol Hill, most recently as senior adviser and counsel at the House Financial Services Committee.
– Bitcoin options exchange LedgerX won approval from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to clear bitcoin options, making it the first US federally regulated platform of its kind, the WSJsaid. The venue will allow traders to place options bets on virtual currencies, which have recently posted some of the wildest swings across global markets. LedgerX, which plans to launch in the fall, will offer institutional investors bitcoin puts and calls, contracts that allow them to sell or buy, respectively, at designated prices.
– The SEC issued a report warning that offers and sales of digital assets by ‘virtual’ organizations are subject to the requirements of the federal securities laws. Such offers and sales, conducted by organizations using distributed ledger or blockchain technology, have been referred to as, among other things, ‘initial coin offerings’ or ‘token sales’. Whether a particular investment transaction involves the offer or sale of a security, regardless of the terminology or technology used, will depend on the facts and circumstances, including the economic realities of the transaction.
– Bloomberg reported that the FCA issued proposals for ensuring senior staff of financial services firms can be held to account for misconduct on their watch, extending rules already in place for banks to almost all firms. The FCA proposed applying five conduct rules to all staff at firms it supervises. It will also demand that senior managers’ responsibilities are clearly set out so that they can be held responsible for their own and their staff’s actions. The proposals follow a 2015 decision by HM Treasury to apply the rules to all sectors of the industry.
‘This is about individuals, not just institutions,’ said Jonathan Davidson, executive director of supervision for retail and authorizations at the FCA. ‘The new conduct rules will ensure individuals in financial services are held to high standards, and that consumers know what is required of the individuals they deal with.’
– Republican SEC commission member Michael Piwowar urged the US Department of Labor to scrap its fiduciary rule for brokers offering retirement advice, saying it was misguided, Reuters reported. In a comment letter to department, Piwowar said the rule could harm the broker-client relationship. The rule, which has been partly implemented and was proposed during the Obama administration, has been championed by consumer advocates and retirement non-profits. Piwowar said the rule was too dismissive of the important role that disclosures required by the SEC can play in helping guard against conflicts of interest.
– The WSJ said shareholders of SL Green Realty this year for the first time rejected the office building landlord’s 2016 compensation, saying it was too generous and wasn’t sufficiently aligned with investors’ interests. In a non-binding say-on-pay vote in June, investors rejected the company’s 2016 compensation package. SL Green was one of several real estate investment trusts (REITs) in the recently ended proxy season that had their executive pay rejected, marking an unusually strong rebuke of a sector that is generally lauded for its compensation practices.
The chair of SL Green’s compensation committee, John Alschuler, said management was disappointed by the outcome and takes the opinion of its shareholders very seriously. Alschuler said SL Green is a ‘frugal company’ given that its total overhead costs are low compared with comparable REITs.
– FCA chief executive Andrew Bailey has called for the London Interbank Offer Rate (Libor) to be phased out in 2021 and replaced by more reliable alternatives, according to the FT. Bailey said Libor was unable to fulfil its objective of measuring the price banks pay to borrow from each other because this activity has fallen so sharply since the financial crisis. He noted that there had been major governance improvements by the banks that submit rates to create Libor and there was no evidence of fresh wrongdoing. But he added that the present situation was unsustainable.
– State Street Global Advisors pledged in March to throw its weight behind the issue of gender diversity on boards this year, the WSJ noted. The firm found 468 US companies it owns shares in lacked a single female board member, but of that group roughly 400 companies failed to address gender diversity in any meaningful way. The firm then voted against the re-election of directors charged with nominating new board members at each of these companies.
‘The fact that you have more than 400 companies was surprising to me,’ said Rakhi Kumar, head of asset stewardship at State Street Global Advisors, referencing the almost 470 companies that lacked a female board member. Boards have been slow to add women for various reasons, including their infrequent turnover and preference for experienced CEOs. But there has also been pressure from big institutional investors.
– The SEC said Jessica Magee was named associate regional director for enforcement in the agency’s Fort Worth regional office. She succeeds David Peavler, who left the SEC in May. Magee joined the SEC as a staff attorney in the enforcement division in 2010. She became senior trial counsel in 2012, was promoted to assistant regional director in 2015 and became regional trial counsel in 2016.
– The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (Finra) promoted Susan Schroeder to executive vice president and head of enforcement. In addition, Finra said it plans to consolidate its existing enforcement functions into a new, unified enforcement group led by Schroeder, as a result of the self-regulatory organization’s self-evaluation and improvement initiative.
The new unit will bring together two distinct enforcement teams within the organization. One will handle disciplinary actions related to trading-based matters found through the market regulation division’s surveillance and examination programs, and the other will handle cases referred by other regulatory oversight divisions including member regulation, corporate financing, the office of fraud detection and market intelligence, and advertising regulation. Schroeder has been acting head of enforcement since the departure of Brad Bennett earlier this year.
– Procter & Gamble (P&G) sparred with activist investor Nelson Peltz, according to the WSJ, with the two sides debating whether the company’s latest results prove a turnaround is taking hold. P&G executives argued that the company’s higher profit and sales showed progress on efforts to cut costs and refocus on its biggest brands, building their case against Peltz’s demand for a board seat.
But Peltz’s Trian Fund Management issued a statement saying the company continues to lose market share and is saddled with ‘excessive costs and bureaucracy.’ P&G CEO David Taylor said he would listen to Peltz but there was no reason to revisit the company’s strategy or give the activist a board seat.
– Randal Quarles, President Donald Trump’s pick to become the Federal Reserve’s point person on financial regulation, told lawmakers he would support changes to the central bank’s stress tests for big banks, the WSJ reported. At his confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking Committee, Quarles criticized ‘the lack of transparency that has surrounded’ the annual tests, which have become the key regulatory hurdle large US banks face.
– Reuters reported that Halliburton will pay $29.2 million to settle civil charges that it violated Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) rules related to books, recordkeeping and internal accounting controls while doing business in Angola. The SEC said Halliburton’s former vice president, Jeannot Lorenz, separately agreed to pay a $75,000 penalty in connection with the alleged violations. Both the company and Lorenz settled without admitting or denying wrongdoing. Halliburton said the US Department of Justice (DoJ) had also investigated the matter and was planning to close it out without filing related criminal charges.
The investigation began after the company received an anonymous allegation about possible FCPA violations in December 2010. The company said it ‘promptly’ reported the tip about possible corruption to the DoJ, conducted its own internal investigation and co-operated with the government. A lawyer for Lorenz could not be reached immediately for comment.
– The WSJ said the three nominees to join the CFTC promised to complete a long-delayed rule on position limits in derivative markets, although the two Republicans and one Democrat disagreed on the specifics. The Republican nominees both argued in favor of robust exemptions to any rule. The nominees – Republicans Dawn Stump and Brian Quintenz and Democrat Russ Behnam – received little pushback from members of the Senate Agriculture Committee at the hearing, and the committee’s top Republican and Democrat said they were eager to move quickly to confirm the nominees and restore the commission to full strength.
Tesla reported a smaller than expected loss today, causing the stock to swell in after hours trading. Instagram stole Snapchat's stories, and a year later they're still gloating about it. The man who popularized the singularity is responding to your email so you don't have to and you are listening too fast. Mike Murphy from Quartz joins us to discuss the giant Megabots that will battle in September. Will we be able to watch it live or will it turn out to be a Michael Phelps vs. the shark situation?
Back in March, the US Senate voted to overturn Broadband Privacy Rules that had prevented ISPs from selling our browsing information. A group at DefCon last week presented evidence of just how easy it is for someone to deanonymize that browsing data.
Apple released early firmware for Apple's Homepod speaker and an iOS developer analyzed the code to reveal that not only is the Homepod running a full iOS stack, but the firmware detailed a number of references to infrared FaceDetection. That gives further credence to rumors pointing to a replacement of Touch ID with face detection in the new iPhone
Get ready for ads in your GIFs. TechCrunch reports that Giphy will soon test sponsored gifs. Giphy has over 200 million daily active users across all platforms, so advertisers are understandably eager to scoop up this real estate.
Linden Labs is evolving from Second Life to Sansar, Niantic is canceling Pokemon Go Fests after its Fest fails a few weeks ago, and YouTuber Marques Brownlee was at Tesla's Model 3 event and he shares his thoughts on what its like in the driver's seat.
Happy Cheap Tesla Day, if $35,000 before customization is cheap to you. Tesla delivers its first model three on Friday night, and ReCode says this could be Elon Musk's iPhone moment. The car is sold out through most of 2018 with 350,000 preorders in April 2016 alone.
Anonymous social networking service Whisper is laying off 20 percent of its workforce this week. The editorial team saw the brunt of the hits as the company relies further on machine learning to handle some of those media management tasks.
Who among us hasn't had our favorite hangouts shut down because they've hit on hard times? One would have hoped that this would be something we could avoid in the virtual world. Not so. Today, Comcast-backed Altspace VR announced that the company is shutting down on August 3rd because the company has run into unforeseen financial difficulties.
Plus, more details around the Broadcom WiFi worm that affected a billion smartphones, iRobot won't actually sell Roomba's data of your floor plan, and Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica helps us compare OK Cupid to Tinder, and has details on Matt Groenings new Netflix series.
When considering their next career move, aspiring entrepreneurs generally follow conventional wisdom and start a company. Similarly, most serial entrepreneurs who were unsuccessful in their first attempt to build a business or reach an exit also make the same decision. They simply pick up and start another company, instinctively becoming a career entrepreneur without much distraction. Such persistence, determination and independence are admirable traits, necessary for success as an entrepreneur. However, contrary to popular belief,entrepreneurial individuals do not need to be founders throughout their careers in order to create amazing products or have outsized impacts on companies.
Lately, I find myself pitching and persuading both experienced and first-time entrepreneurs to abandon their project/idea and join an exciting startup already on the path to successâ¦ and help make it an even bigger success. Conversely, I find myself cheering for my portfolio companies that make a concerted effort to seek out fellow entrepreneurs as they expand their executive teams. This âentre-hireâ trend is just as exciting as the now celebrated âaqui-hireâ M&A trend. I have seen too many startups fail to realize their potential because they lost their entrepreneurial edge as they surrounded themselves with minions or corporate execs. There may be such a thing as âtoo many startups,â but never âtoo many entrepreneursâ if their talent is properly harnessed by the surrounding ecosystem. Startups always need entrepreneurs.
While there is no substitute for starting your own company, I strongly believe that entrepreneurs are more likely to be successful when they have previously held pivotal positions in successful startups, something often lacking in first-time entrepreneurs. There is something about experiencing a company struggle, grow and succeed from the inside that prepares a future entrepreneur unlike anything else. Although there is no such thing as a school for entrepreneurs, working in a successful startup is as close as one can get to a startup education.
With so many successful startups in our midst, I am curious to know why larger numbers of entrepreneurial minds donât pad their resumes with interesting positions at more established startups known to be success stories in the making. While these startups may appear to be past their innovation prime, the reality is often quite different. Many startups use their initial success to rapidly expand their product portfolio and business in multiple directions. These startups are acutely aware that initial success can be a source of complacency, a danger to any high tech company, and are therefore looking for fresh entrepreneurial blood to inspire, lead and execute. Obviously, this is a proverbial âtwo-way street.â Startups benefit from hiring new entrepreneurial talent as much as those very entrepreneurs do from working â and learning â at an established, successful startup.
I canât but comment on the so-called âPayPal Mafia,â the group of independent entrepreneurs who emerged from PayPal after its sale to eBay. PayPalâs incredible legacy as a successful startup is not solely defined by its thriving business as a unit of eBay, but also by the numerous successful startups that it ultimately spawned. Former executives and employees at PayPal went on to found LinkedIn (LNKD), Yelp (YELP), Slide (Google), Tesla (TSLA), Yammer (Microsoft), Geni (MyHeritage), and YouTube (Google), among others (incidentally, BVP is an investor in LinkedIn, Yelp and Geni, the latter through MyHeritage). One can only imagine how difficult it must have been to build an organization overflowing with so much raw entrepreneurial talent! But thatâs the point. Building a scalable startup that can continue to grow at a breakneck pace requires periodic infusions of both capital and entrepreneurial talent.
As much as entrepreneurs should aspire to match PayPalâs success as a business, they should also dream of spawning the next generation of successful entrepreneurs, even if it means reluctantly supporting employees that leave to start their own companies. Successful founder CEOs should work to continually deepen the management bench with outstanding people. While many roles in a startup require considerable functional and domain expertise, there should also be room for more creative and versatile individuals capable of thinking out of the box and knocking down walls. In short, startups should make an effort to recruit and accommodate former entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs. It is no easy task to recruit a fellow entrepreneur looking for independence, influence and due reward upon success, but it must be attempted repeatedly until successful. The ideal stage for such recruiting entrepreneurs is when the first product has proven successful and there is a need to start work on additional products and/or business channels.
One particular company in my portfolio stands out as a role model. While it is not yet obvious to the outside observer, Wix has made a conscious effort to recruit, empower and retain super talented entrepreneurs that would have otherwise created companies of their own. At last count, there are at least 7 former entrepreneurs leading various products and projects at Wix. Two additional portfolio companies of mine embracing this hiring trend are Fiverr and MyHeritage, both of which have hired former entrepreneurs into their most senior executive positions.
This is not just an international trend nor a practice unique to consumer Internet companies, but a hiring strategy we are witnessing across our US portfolio and across industry sectors. Other BVP portfolio companies that have successfully recruited entrepreneurs are SendGrid, Simply Measured and 42Floors. We know this trend is also common among Y-Combinator companies, where stronger startups in the incubator often gobble up talented entrepreneurs from other companies in the class. I suppose thatâs reason enough to apply to Y-Combinator.
Itâs too early to identify where the next PayPal Mafia will emerge from, but I have little doubt it will be in a company that is willing to take the risk in recruiting entrepreneurial talent long after its founding. As for aspiring entrepreneurs, whether or not you have raised seed capital: consider going to school by seeking successful startups willing to give you the space to make an impact.
All of these range tests are similar to the original MPG rating from the EPA of years ago. What I want to know is what is the range on a hot sunny 90 degree day with the AC on and the blower is on high? At the opposite end, it's 15 degrees outside, at night and the heater (electric?) is on. Now these are real test that would give some meaningful numbers. Lets not forget to throw in few hills.
To bring electric cars to the masses, Tesla Motors will use an expanse of desert where wild mustangs still roam for a factory that the company projects will crank out enough batteries to power 500,000 vehicles annually by decade's end.
Nuclear blasts trigger an effect called electromagnetic pulse, or EMP.
EMP can disrupt or even destroy electronics from miles away.
Blasts miles above a country like the US might severely damage its electric and telecommunications infrastructure.
A nuclear detonation creates plenty of terrifying effects, including a blinding (and burning) flash of light, a building-toppling blast wave, an incendiary fireball, and radioactive fallout that can drift for hundreds of miles.
But there's a lesser-known consequence of a nuclear explosion that can drastically expand its damage zone: an electromagnetic pulse, or EMP.
EMPs are rapid, invisible bursts of electromagnetic energy. They occur in nature, most frequently during lightning strikes, and can disrupt or destroy nearby electronics. However, nuclear EMPs can cover an entire continent and cripple tiny circuits inside modern electronics on a massive scale. The power grid, phone and internet lines, and other infrastructure that uses metal is also prone to effects that resemble those of a devastating geomagnetic storm.
Savvy readers called this to our attention after we published expert advice on why you should never get in a car after a nuclear bomb is detonated. Brooke Buddemeier, a radiation expert at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, suggested sheltering deep within a building instead, and tuning in to a radio for instructions.
But a reader named Taylor K. pointed out that "radios, computers, anything that use[s] electrical transmission to power itself will be effectively neutralized" by the bomb's EMP.
He's correct â but fortunately only in certain situations.
How electromagnetic pulse works
Nuclear explosions don't make EMPs directly; the effect requires a couple of key ingredients.
The first is a nuke's invisible burst of gamma rays, a form of light typically emitted by the "hottest and most energetic objects in the universe," according to NASA. A small fraction of a bomb's energetic yield â between 0.1% and 0.5% â is emitted as gamma rays. These slam into air molecules, knock off electrons, and accelerate the negatively charged particles to about 90% of the speed of light.
Earth's magnetic field then shuttles many ofÂ these high-speed electrons toward the planet's poles in a corkscrew-like pattern. The electrons respond to this movement by letting off their newly acquired energy as a powerful soup of electromagnetic radiation, including radio waves.
This is a nuclear electromagnetic pulse. It happens within a fraction of a microsecond, and the surge of energy can overload or "shock" sensitive electronic devices â especially the kinds we heavily rely on today.
"[T]he radiation can be collected by metallic and other conductors at a distance, just as radio waves are picked up by antennas," according to an unclassified 1977 report from the Department of Defense and Department of Energy. "The energy from the EMP is received in such a very short time, however, that it produces a strong electric current which could damage the equipment. An equal amount of energy spread over a long period of time, as in conventional radio reception, would have no harmful effect."
When EMP passes through metal objects like a phone, computer, or radio, they can "catch" this incredibly powerful pulse. This can generate a rogue current of electricity that moves through a modern device's tiny circuits and can disrupt or even destroy them. Power transmission or telecommunications equipment, meanwhile, can overload from the excess current, spark, and fail for miles around.
If you've ever turned on a microwave oven and noticed your phone's Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection momentarily drop out, you've experienced disruptive electromagnetic waves â and had a very small taste of what could happen with an EMP.
The intensity of a nuclear detonation's EMP is about 30,000 to 50,000 volts per meterÂ â thousands of times greater than the one your microwave bleeds off.
Fortunately, not all nuclear blasts are created equal when it comes to EMP.
Why altitude is everything
Nuclear detonations that occur dozens or hundreds of miles above Earth could have devastating consequences compared to those that happen on the ground.
At a high elevation, gamma rays can more easily spread out, hitting many upper-atmosphere air molecules over a large area at once. The low density of air allows electrons to move more freely and maximize the intensity of an EMP.
In fact, a 2008 report by the EMP Commission suggests that the right nuclear device detonated at the right altitude could bathe the entire continental US in EMP, disrupting telecommunications and power grid infrastructure to "catastrophic" effect.
But if an explosion were to occurÂ closer to the ground, many of the gamma rays would slam into the earth. Those rays would have a harder time creating a large electric field that couldÂ generate widespread EMP. And the greater density of air wouldn'tÂ help, either.
The US government actively plans for 15 disaster scenarios, one of which is a terrorist-caused nuclear detonation that occurs close to the ground with a yield of about 10 kilotons â roughly 66% as powerful as the Hiroshima blast.
This setup is the one we discussed with Buddemeier, and in that case he says the nuclear blast itself would give you a lot more to worry about than bricked electronics or power loss.
"[T]here would be some localized EMP effects," he told Business Insider in an email, "but if you were close enough for you equipment to be damaged by EMP (within a couple miles), then you are also close enough to be significantly impacted by the blast wave."
Put another way, you may not survive inside this zone, which can stretch a couple of miles in diameter. And if you did, you'd have to worry about climbing out of rubble before checking to see whether your radio still worked.
It's more likely,Â Buddemeier says, that within about 5 miles of the blast "you may have a disruptive impact, which doesnât 'fry' your equipment, but can cause 'latch-up' (e.g., like the endless spinning hourglass on your phone) until restarted."
There are hundreds of variables that determine whether or not an EMP affects electronics, Buddemeier says, including "the size and orientation of your device, the structure of the building you are in, plug-in or battery, if it is behind a surge protector," and so on.
Because many radios have simpler, less sensitive circuitry than a phone, they're likely to be a first line of information after a ground blast.
"There is a good chance that there will be plenty of functioning radios even within a few miles of the event and that radio transmission towers outside of the impacted area will still be able to send information on the safest strategy to keep you and your family safe,"Â Buddemeier says.
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Acclaimed puzzle-platformer Teslagrad launched on multiple platforms, including PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Vita, and Wii U. And you know which platform ended up being the most lucrative for developer Rain Games? The Wii U.
That's right, it didn't matter that the Wii U's install base was paltry in comparison to its console and computer brethren, as this scarcity allowed the game much greater visibility on the eShop digital marketplace.
"There was not many titles released for it, comparatively. Indie titles actually got a good visibility on the platform," said Rain Games CEO Peter Wingaard Meldahl in a livestream interview with Gamasutra.
In the latest Data Science Storytime, Kyle and Kevin imagine what the future will look like where more companies take a cue from Google and Facebook and start counting & measuring everything. Hear the pair discuss why there is so much potential in companies like Tesla and why all the deep learning buzz might not be all it's cracked up to be.
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Summary: Cthulhu lives...is dead...is rising...comes again...is dead. Lovecraftâs elder dead monster god finds expression through the words and deeds of men. Dark visions arise in the imagination of mankind and grow strong. Mankind is a drop of light and life in the endless darkness of the universe. Vast alien horrors await mankind. The darkness is here and it hungers for the light.
Genre: Apocalypse Disaster End of the World Fantasy Fiction History Horror Science fiction Short stories Vampires War Witches, wizards and magic Zombies
Why this book: Itâs Cthulhu. ______________________________________________________________________________ Universal Constants by Piers Beckley
Favorite Character: Professor Glay is coming undone.
The Feel: There is a science creep factor here that is awesome.
Favorite Scene: Where Professor Glay has come to the point chasing the shifting results from the Super Collider where he is trying to map the shifts with strings and is sitting at the center of a web of strings attached all over his office where he is trying to map in 4 dimensions the shifts in the numbers, he tells the narrator that the universal constants are shifting and that is whatâs causing the results to be different. And heâs going crazy.
That scene where heâs locking himself in and smiles big when she helps him dog the hatch shut so that he can âescape.â
Pacing: Well paced.
Casting call: Jeffrey Combs would be awesome as Professor Glay. Of course, heâs awesome as everything he plays. ______________________________________________________________________________ 1884 by Michael Grey
Favorite Character: Officer Martin Fisher
The Feel: This is creepy alternate history.
Favorite Scene: When Officer Martin is called before Her Most Ancient and Imperial Majesty, Queen Victoria, and gets his first look at what she has become.
Pacing: The pace was good.
Hmm Moments: Teslaâs experiment and the sinking of his ship and the consequences of his experiments in the deep ocean.
Why isnât there a screenplay? Considering that we live in an era when Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter made it to the big screen, why couldnât 1884. Would have to be expanded seriously and it would need an ending.
Casting call: Would love Ewan McGregor as Officer Martin Fisher. ______________________________________________________________________________ Elmwood by Tim Dedopulos
Favorite Character: Robert, the narrator.
The Feel: I like the central conflict of this. Didnât expect the Lovecraftian menaces to be in opposition like that.
Favorite Scene: The fish/frog man driving the bus spying on the paranoid man is a great scene.
Pacing: Page turner.
Plot Holes/Out of Character: With as paranoid as Phillip is, why does he trust? Doesnât fit with the character. Same with all these guys. Conspiracy theorists by definition think everyone is out to get them or part of the conspiracy. Paranoia may destroy you...but it may keep you alive.
Hmm Moments: Naval livefire exercises in the Gulf of Mexico that have a suspicious number of friendly fire incidents...at least reportedly friendly fire. And a contagious element. And a fear that the Mexican Navy may have bitten off more than it can chew.
The flip is awesome. Great climax and anticlimax.
Why isnât there a screenplay? Would end up bastardized if they tried to pad it out to movie length. Awesome just like it is. The CGI budget to make it feel as big as it is wouldnât convert to a Â½ hour show in a Twilight Zone vein. ______________________________________________________________________________ Hobstone by G. K. Lomax
The Feel: You can feel the narratorâs obsession building in the story.
Plot Holes/Out of Character: I would love one of these Cthulian horrors that ends in government coverup to show how the government is involved and doing what it does over time in a denouement / anticlimax.
Hmm Moments: See...if I opened up a wall and found a glowing stone with alien script on it that looks ancient but neither I nor any of my friends can identify, Iâm thinking Iâd get myself the hell out of there as opposed to sitting there staring at it and/or trying to sleep in the same room with the stone. _____________________________________________________________________________ On the Banks of the River Jordan by John Reppion
The Feel: I like the format of the email correspondence.
Favorite Scene: When the fox is revealed to not be a fox on the pondâs edge by moonlight.
Plot Holes/Out of Character: The mysterious ending is a great trope, but itâs misused here. There isnât enough to it to give the reader a line on what happens next. ______________________________________________________________________________ Dark Waters by Adam Vidler
Least Favorite Character: Ray knew and he ran, very chickenshit.
The Feel: The spirits of the hole using Rayâs anger to manifest gives us a look in at destructive emotions acting through the ethereal. Course her getting sucked down and devoured slowly over eternity makes his anger seem misplaced and childish.
Favorite Scene: When the spirits of the waterhole awoke and sucked Kat down. ______________________________________________________________________________ Ink by Iain Lowson
Favorite Scene: The idea of a huge paper art construction that has unnatural folds that seem to call infinity and such is awesome.
Pacing: Very short. Pace is a non-issue due to the brevity of the story. This is more a vignette calling up a Lovecraftian concept than an actual story.
Hmm Moments: The final ink stroke on the blank paper pulling the critic into the âartâ before falling back into its blank shape. ______________________________________________________________________________ Demon in Glass by E. Dane Anderson
Favorite Character: The photographer.
The Feel: I like the old time photographer / darkroom pretext.
Favorite Scene: The climactic scene when he looks at the overall image of the burnt asylum / sanitarium building.
Pacing: Well paced. But too many of these leave the open ended ending hanging there.
Hmm Moments: When the photographer saw what the negatives revealed. ______________________________________________________________________________ Scales from Balorâs Eye by Helmer Gorman
Favorite Character: The Old Man at the boarding house seems very Gollum-like, what with his mannerisms and his trunk full of his precious under his bed.
The Feel: There is a sense of the other shoe about to drop all through this, but it also fits predictably into the tropes of the Cthulian genre.
Favorite Scene: When he realizes that he almost drove his car off the cliff in the fog the night before.
The ancient broken steeple tip revealing the depths hid the city that he had come looking for. His familyâs history stood drowned below the clifftops and in the depths just there off the slimy, murky beach below the boarding house.
The innkeeperâs daughter sneaking into the travellerâs room in the wee hours of the night and taking what she wants from him physically. The bite that wonât heal. And the town lit up under the waves and the whatever the tentacled thing was.
Pacing: The pace of this one is just okay.
Casting call: Iâd say Billy Crystal as the Old Man, but Iâm not sure how well he can play creepy. ______________________________________________________________________________ Of the Faceless Crowd by Gabor Csigas
The Feel: The emptiness of this story, the attempted stillness of the narratorâs mind, not wanting to connect to anything around him. The nihilistic nothingness of it all. This is a dark story that Iâm really glad isnât longer.
Hmm Moments: The narratorâs daughter being a member of a, shhh hush, sweeper team. A cryptic piece dropped into the middle of this introverted, brain damaged narratorâs day in the life.
______________________________________________________________________________ Scritch, Scratch by Lynne Hardy
Favorite Character: The ratcatcher on his lonely, hereditary job.
Least Favorite Character: The idiots on the Town Council who make the mistake of not respecting the Old Ways and the position of ratcatcher.
The Feel: Telegraphing hard.
Plot Holes/Out of Character: Amazing how many of these stories start or end with a drowned town. ______________________________________________________________________________
Unfortunately, my Kindle crashed and I lost the remainder of the book. Iâm posting the review through this point pending my repurchasing the book and completing it at some point. Review based on what Iâve read through this point. ______________________________________________________________________________
Last Page Sound: Ah...dammit. (see above)
Author Assessment: There are some very well plotted shorts here. Some derivative. A mixed bag. Some of these authors are on my definitely look at again while some are on my meh list.
Editorial Assessment: Some of the stories left the ending too much up in the air.
Knee Jerk Reaction: glad I read it
Disposition of Book: e-Book
Would recommend to: genre fans ______________________________________________________________________________
Just finished my yearly "prospects to watch" in the ECHL for HF. It's a lot more work than it looks like. Not all the NHL prospects are mentioned, just the best ones -- the ones who will be there half a year and move up, not the guys who are just playing out the string.
The ECHL teams range from nine NHL-contracted prospects (Bakersfield) to none (Johnstown). Here's the full list, near as I could come up with. You can't use transaction logs because those are often misleading.
Alaska (STL): T.J. Fast, Ryan Turek, Anthony Peluso, Tomas Kana Bakersfield (ANA): Maxime Macenauer, MacGregor Sharp, John de Gray, Stu Bickel, Timo Pielmeier, Justin Pogge, Bobby Bolt, Logan MacMillan, Shawn Weller. Charlotte (NYR): Ryan Hillier, Chris Chappell. None from Colorado. Cincinnati (NAS): Jeremy Smith. None from Montreal. Elmira (OTT): Michael-Lee Teslak, from Philly Florida (CAR): Rob Hennigar. None from the Panthers Gwinnett (ATL): Chad Denny, Michael Forney. None from Columbus Idaho (DAL): Guillame Monast, Michael Neal, Richard Bachman Kalamazoo (PHI): Jeremy Duchesne. None from San Jose Las Vegas (PHO): Nick Ross, Matt Watkins, Joe Gistedt Ontario (LA): Dwight King Reading (TOR and BOS): Kevin Regan and Stefano Giliati South Carolina (WAS): Braden Holtby, Joe Finley, Josh Godfrey Stockton (EDM): Jordan Bendfeld, Bryan Pitton Toledo (CHI and DET): Alec Richards, Jordan Pearce, J.C. Sawyer Trenton (NJ): Myles Stoesz Utah Grizzlies (NYI): J.D. Watt (CAL) Victoria (VAN): Dan Gendur Wheeling (PIT): Alex Grant, Joey Haddad, Casey Pierro-Zabotel .
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Koliko dijagnoza danas moraÅ¡ imati da bi se upustio u komentiranje Älanaka na portalima? Ozbiljno. Nisam do sada naletila niti na jedan normalan, ne seksistiÄki komentar, samo na loÅ¡e pokuÅ¡aje toboÅ¾e ironiÄnog humora.
Älanak o nestaloj djevojci ima samo Å¡ovinistiÄke ispade, nikoga nije briga Å¡to je zapravo s tom djevojkom, kako je njenim roditeljima i obitelji, boji li se, je li Å¾iva? Ma boli njih kurac, nek' su prosrali tih par rijeÄi Å¡to im mozak dozvoljava i usreÄili se na par sekundi. Fuj. Evolucija nije napredovala da bi se mnoÅ¾ili takvi ljudi, da bi odgajali djecu u svoja zadrta Äetiri zida i Å¡irili mrÅ¾nju na sve Å¡to se kosi sa njihovim idealima.
Ne ljute me, rastuÅ¾uju me, Å¡to je i gore. RastuÅ¾uje me to zatvaranje mozga u kutiju i odbijanje svega novog. Ne daj boÅ¾e da si dozvoliÅ¡ malo tolerancije, ejh, kakav bi izrod bio. Bolje je zato na svaki politiÄki Älanak ostaviti svoj veliki 'domoljubni' komentar i ponositi se svojom glupoÅ¡Äu. Objasniti djetetu (po moguÄnosti krivo) tko su bili TuÄman, PaveliÄ, Gotovina i ostatak ekipe, a ne objasniti mu tko su bili Hesse, Dickens, Isaac Newton, Tesla, MatoÅ¡, KrleÅ¾a..
Jer lakÅ¡e je nauÄiti dijete da mrzi crnce, srbe i homoseksualce nego da ga jednostavno voliÅ¡, i nauÄiÅ¡ da voli druge unatoÄ drukÄijem naÄinu Å¾ivota i pogleda na svijet, nauÄiÅ¡ da preispituje ono Å¡to zna, da poÅ¡tuje.. Za ovo drugo treba ipak neÅ¡to inteligencije, emotivne i mentalne, a to ti veÄ zahtjeva previÅ¡e posla.
-zovem se Selma (kao Å¡to ste mogli i sami vidjeti) -imam 21 godinu (kao da to ikoga zanima) -kavoholiÄar sam (to je mali, topao, mirisan zen napitak za um, bez kojeg ne mogu) -oboÅ¾avam knjige (Äekam dan kad Äe mi pasti s polica na glavu i ubiti me, previÅ¡e ih je) -volim i crtati (opuÅ¡ta me) -bavim se i fotografijom (i to vam rekoh u prvom postu) -volim SF i fantasy filmove (Star Wars, Harry Potter, LOTR frik) -volim pjevati (iako zvuÄim kao pregaÅ¾ena maÄka koja se zadnjim atomima snage Å¾eli tjerati) -volim video produkciju (skupljam novce za boji fotiÄ i bacam se na snimanje kratkometraÅ¾nih art filmova, veÄ sam par scenarija napisala) -volim makeup (radim kao vizaÅ¾istica veÄ par godina, no samo iz hobija. Zabavno je, to mi je kao crtanje, a ljudsko lice je platno, joÅ¡ si i zaradim fino :) ) -volim se klizati u fluffy Äarapama po parketu s deziÄem u ruci odrÅ¾ati solo koncert i glumiti rock zvijezdu -volim ljude (ne sve naravno, ali posebna smo biÄa. Äudna, ali posebna. I volim Å¡to smo svi toliko razliÄiti, od svakoga nauÄim poneÅ¡to. Posebno volim one sa stavom i dobrim smislom za humor. I umjetnike.) -volim i romantiku (ne svijeÄe, cvijeÄe i pizdarije. Meni je romantika pogled pun topline, lijepa rijeÄ tu i tamo, i dodiri. BaÅ¡ sam bljuc) -ovan sam po horoskopu, sa podznakom raka (dvije potpune astroloÅ¡ke suprotnosti, nije ni Äudo Å¡to sam zbunjena) -disketa mi je baÅ¡ super rijeÄ (Å¡teta Å¡to se viÅ¡e ne koriste ta kockasta Äuda sa zabavnim metalnim dijelom koji sam uvijek pokidala igrajuÄi se) -ovo sam morala napisati jer mi je baÅ¡ palo na pamet upravo, i od ogromne je vaÅ¾nosti za opstanak ÄovjeÄanstva. -imam mali milijun hobija (izmeÄu ovih koje sam navela, izraÄujem sve Å¾ivo, od svih moguÄih materijala, oslikavam sve Å¡to se da oslikati, i dangubim-to je isto hobi, Å¡ta :D) -volim se glupirati (Å¡ta volim, oboÅ¾avam. Glupirati Äu se i kad budem imala 80, ne treba Å¾ivot shvaÄati preozbiljno, umrijet Äemo svi ionako) -po struci sam med. sestra, studiram fizioterapiju (3. godinu gulim trenutno) -imam nekoliko javnih liÄnosti koje smatram bogovima (Tarantino, Tesla, MarÄelo, Kundera i Bukowski) -paniÄno se bojim buba i insekata (ansdashjlacnaslÅ¡pwelrÄÄwekfwjefnk! stresem se Äim pomislim na njih, i da ovo sam stvarno natipkala dok sam se stresala od uÅ¾asa :D) -zaljubljena sam 90% vremena (ne nuÅ¾no uvijek u osobe, nekad u knjige, nekad u kolaÄ.)
-pleÅ¡em trbuÅ¡ni (Å¾elja mi je upisati i Tribal Fusion bellydance)
-Äesto sam direktna i bez dlake na jeziku pa me smatraju bezobraznom (nisam, jednostavno se jeÅ¾im uljepÅ¡avanja i okoliÅ¡anja) -zajebavam se 90% vremena (problem nastaje kad me ljudi shvate ozbiljno)
-vesela sam skoro uvijek (onako, iritantno, nepodnoÅ¡ljivo vesela :D)
-uÅ¾ivam u iritiranju ljudi
-oboÅ¾avam zajebavati malu djecu
-ne pada mi viÅ¡e niÅ¡ta na pamet, evo vam fotka mene i meÄeda
There is an interesting post over at the OâReilly Broadcast website from George Reese, a Senior Distinguished Engineer and Executive Director of Cloud Computing at Dell. He outlines some potentially serious flaws found in the Tesla Model S carâs API or application programming interface. Essentially the exploit may allow [...]
Understanding investor psychology can be baffling and frustrating for the managers of publicly traded corporations. Â For instance, despite what many would regard as a stellar track record of proven performance, CEO Mark Fields was fired at Ford.Â Apparently, the company’s success at making vehicles like its 150 truck the ride of choice for wealthy Americans (even besting longstanding luxury brands such as BMW and Audi) combined with Field’s determination not to be left behind by potential disruptions in the mobility business just weren’t enough. It’s not just a puzzle for management, though. Â Other observers noted that in market capitalization terms, Tesla in April of 2017 had the largest market cap of any U. S. based manufacturer and was right up there in the league tables globally. Â Yes, a company that lost $773 million (Tesla) has a higher market capitalization than Ford, a company that made $4.6 billion in net income for 2016.Â While the explanation for this is usually that investors are betting on a high-growth big win, an article in Investopedia to me, captures the allure of the stock more succinctly. “Tesla”, they note, “has caught the imagination” of investors through its masterful media strategy, its appeal to the sustainability and energy-conscious among us and of course the charismatic world view of its founder and chief spokesperson, Elon Musk. The sizzle vs. the steak Which brings me to some new research that colleague Alex van PuttenÂ and I have been doing to better understand, and if possible, to get ahead of, […]
Det er desember, og vi reiser rundt i det ganske land for Ã¥ spise frokost med vÃ¥re kjÃ¦re lyttere fÃ¸r jul. I dag er vi pÃ¥ Kvarteret i Bergen, og har med oss Aurora Aksnes og Hjerteslag som har stÃ¥tt opp tidlig for Ã¥ spille musikk for oss. God tirsdags morgen alle sammen!
I spent hours last night and this morning sifting through news sources to try to understand our president's decision.
I listened to his speech, his concern that the Paris Climate Accord would weaken/ handicap /undermine (yes, all those negative words) our sovereignty, economy, legal recourse, workers, and more. Only the US would be at a disadvantage and other countries would be laughing at us? Really? With just my limited knowledge that sounds extremely paranoid. Then, after some fact checking it just sounded purely ludicrous. What about the sovereignty, economy, legal recourse and workers of the now other 200 countries that are supporting the the agreement?
President Trump says that he's ready to renegotiate...as if he holds all the cards in his hand ready to trump in the US's favour. While Macron very diplomatically assures the US of its respect and good will for future dealings, it's very clear that the other countries are agreed that there will be NO new deal.
In addition, my great state, California, New York and Washington are seriously resisting the president's decision and have formed a "US Climate Alliance" committed to the Accord. More than 61 mayors have stated that President Trump is wrong on the facts and the science and pledged to back the Accord, promising to meet commitments agreed to under the international accord, namely cutting carbon emissions in an effort to ward off the worst effects of global climate change. "We will intensify efforts to meet each of our citiesâ current climate goals, push for new action to meet the 1.5 degrees Celsius target, and work together to create a 21st century clean energy economy," the group of mayors wrote.
âThe world cannot wait â and neither will we."
Statements by President Trump with truthful counter:
1. "China will be allowed to build hundreds of additional coal plants. So, we can't build the plants, but they can, according to this agreement." False. Under the Paris agreement, each country publicly declares how much it will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and what it will do to get there. In fact, China has actually taken steps to stop building coal plants. China has cut its use of coal three years in a row. 2. "Even if the Paris Agreement were implemented in full, with total compliance from all nations, it is estimated it would only produce a two-tenths of one degree -- think of that; this much -- Celsius reduction in global temperature by the year 2100. Tiny, tiny amount." Misleading. Tackling climate problems depends on taking a series of incremental steps to reduce carbon emissions. Pulling out of the Paris agreement would require even bigger future reductions. 3. "At 1 percent growth, renewable sources of energy can meet some of our domestic demand. But at 3 or 4 percent growth, which I expect, we need all forms of available American energy, or our country will be at grave risk of brownouts and blackouts." False. Economic growth stems from population growth and improvements in productivity. Neither of these factors will drive 3 percent or 4 percent growth in the U.S, regardless. 4. "India will be allowed to double its coal production by 2020. Think of it. India can double their coal production. We're supposed to get rid of ours." Rubbish. The Paris accord doesnât even mention the word coal, nor does it do anything to put a global moratorium on coal. Each signatory sets its own goals and has to report on its progress. India has committed to reduce emissions 33 to 35 percent of 2005 levels by 2030. We have a president who will say anything. Anything. Know the facts. Spread the truth. I, for one, want to put more of the world's wealth toward clean, sustainable energy. http://www.politifact.com/.../fact-checking-donald.../
For the moment we are in "good company" with only two other countries, Nicaragua and Syria. If you know anything about either you'll understand. But, the U.S.? I read later this morning and am finally seeing something that makes sense to me... corporate interests. We know who can make Trump rethink his disastrous decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement: The 17 CEOs on Trumpâs business advisory council. From IBM to Walmart, the CEOs that are on the council represent some of the most powerful corporations in the world. Already, two CEOs -- Elon Musk of Tesla and Bob Iger of Disney -- have stepped down from the council in protest of Trump pulling the US from the climate agreement. Teslaâs Elon Musk and Disney's Bob Iger have already stepped down from the advisory council in protest of Trump's catastrophic move. Now that Trump has made his announcement to abandon the deal that nearly every country in the world has signed onto, itâs time the other CEOs from massive multinational corporations like Walmart, PepsiCo, JPMorgan Chase, GM, GE, and Boeing follow Iger and Musks's lead. In defiance of Trumpâs catastrophic decision, a group including 30 mayors, three governors, more than 100 businesses and more than 80 presidents of U.S. universities is planning to present a plan to the United Nations that would meet the greenhouse-gas emission targets under the Paris climate agreement. Letâs call on the remaining 15 CEOs on the council to take a stand for the future of our planet. Now is the opportunity to show their commitment to a safe and sustainable future and abandon Trump if he doesnât back down. Sign here if interested. From SumofUs: SumOfUs is a global advocacy organization and online community that campaigns to hold big corporations accountable on issues such as climate change, workersâ rights, discrimination, human rights, animal rights, corruption, and corporate power grab. #climatechange #ParisAccord
And, a well-respected friend and nuclear physicist wrote me saying this: Please check your statement that China has cut its coal usage. That doesn't square with any data I have. They have cut how fast they increase their coal usage but they are still using more coal every year than the previous year. Second, our state California, under governor Brown's leadership we are heading to shutting down all existing nuclear. San Onofre and Diablo Canyon produced more CO2 free electricity than all the solar and wind built in California for the last twenty years. The big impact on CO2 emissions is what the developing countries choose to generate their electricity - this is far more important than what the US uses. As things currently stand they will choose coal or gas. The thing the US could do that will have a big impact is to create a carbon free power source that can compete with coal and gas cost wise. If you don't have electricity coal generated electricity sounds pretty good. Developing countries will choose the cheapest electricity so the important thing is to invent a carbon free choice for them. That is what we are attempting to do. Photos while at the Organic Faire in Santander, Cantabria, Spain. #productosecologicos #vidasana #biocantabria #energiasrenovables #bioconstrucciÃ³n #comerciojusto #consumoresponsable #alimentosecologicos
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AmeriÄkim predsednicima je Äesto lakÅ¡e da bombarduju nego da razmiÅ¡ljaju. Kada sloÅ¾no hvale odluÄnost predsednika koji je naredio bombardovanje, ameriÄki politiÄari i novinari nemaju Å¡ta da izgube. Donald Trump je 6. aprila napravio oÅ¡tar zaokret i odustao od politike uzdrÅ¾avanja od napada na Asadov reÅ¾im. Odobrio je lansiranje 59 tomahavk raketa na sirijski vojni aerodrom. ...
Sigo sin comprender lo de las cifras de consumo., que si en Europa unas cifras, en Estados Unidos otras. Con lo fÃ¡cil que es llenar el tanque de combustible, en este caso de electricidad, recorrer los kilÃ³metros que se quieran en todo tipo de condiciones, volverlo a llenar, hacer una simple regla de tres y ya estÃ¡. AsÃ lo hago yo desde que tengo coches y controlo el consumo.
Sama kayak kacamata biasa. Tapi ini bikinan Google dan sudah bulit-in sama komputer. Desain awalnya sangat menarik, tapi kemungkinan besar akan ditingkatin lagi karena Google berencana bakal menjualnya secara resmi pada tahun 2014. Siap-siap rogoh kocek ye.
MakerBot Replicator 2
Download atau buat sendiri desainnya. Tekan tombol âPrintâ dan tinggal tunggu aja printer 3D ini melakukan aksinya saat membuat sebuah objek. Agan-agan bisa bikin ratusan peralatan sederhana dari printer ini. Model terbaru dari MarkerBot inipun diklaim lebih presisi dan cepat dari pendahulunya saat melakukan tugas ngeprint.
Baxter adalah robot untuk industri. Tapi beda loh, si Baxter dibikin sebagai robot yang ramah (liat mukanya). Baxter didesain oleh ahli robot kenamaan Rodney Brooks dan tugas Baxter dikhususkan untuk tugas-tugas yang ringan seperti packaging dan sorting dalam pekerjaan perindustrian.
Dengan panjang 60 cm dan berat 2,7 kg, Switchblade Drone adalah senjata terbaru yang bisa digunakan dalam peperangan. Diam-diam membunuh, itulah Switchblade Drone. Benda mungil ini dikontrol secara real-time melalui kejauhan. Tentukan targetnya dan terbangkan Switchblade Drone ini dan kaboom! Target down.
Tesla Model S
Sedan empat pintu bertenaga listrik keluaran Jaguar ini mempunyai kemampuan untuk âberlariâ sepanjang 426 km (sama dengan 2,6 liter bensin/100 km) dalam sekali charge! Yup, Tesla S adalah model terbaru dan diklaim sebagai âthe most advanced electric carâ tahun ini. Tesla menggunakan kontrol touchscreen, hampir semuanya pake touchscreen. Advance banget kan?
Drifting Fish Farm
Kampachi Farms, sebuah perusahaan marikultur di Hawai, membuat sebuah alat peternak ikan kampachi yang ramah lingkungan. Dengan kerangka campuran logam tembaga, tinggi 30 meter dan dilengkapi GPS, alat ini merupakan penemuan mutakhir dari perusahaan tersebut untuk menternak ikan kampachi.
Dalam tes perdananya pada tahun 2011, alat ini ditempatkan pada jarak 5 hingga 120 km dari pinggir pantai dan dengan kedalaman 20 kaki. Setelah ditunggu selama 6 bulan, ternyata panen mereka meningkat secara drastis yaitu sekitar 4.500 kg. Jumlah ini merupakan dua kali lipat dari jumlah tahun-tahun sebelumnya.
Harga: $3 juta
9 tahun hasil jerih payah terbayar sudah, sebuah tim yang dipimpin Kosuke Orita dari RIKEN Nishina Center di Jepang, berhasil membuat tiga atom dari elemen sangat tidak stabil, yang diberi kode elemen 113. Meskipun belum diberi nama, elemen ini mempunyai 113 proton dan 165 neutron.
Baju Astronot NASA Z-1
Hal terpenting yang harus ada pada setiap kostum astronot NASA adalah selain harus aman juga modelnya yang harus terlihat lebih âspaceyâ.Kostum Z-1 memberikan itu semua. Dari kostum yang lebih fleksibel dan perlindungan radiasi untuk jangka waktu yang lebih panjang, kostum Z-1 disiapkan untuk misi NASA tahun depan dalam mengarungi angkasa yang tak terbatas.
Kapal Selam Deepsea Challenger
Harga: $8 juta+
Kapal selam ini didesain oleh desainer kawakan kapal selam Graham Hawkes (serta disupport sutradara film terkenal, James Cameron!). Dengan berat 12 ton dan panjang 7,3 m, Deepsea Challenger dapat mencapai kedalaman 11 km di dalam laut. Dibangun untuk dapat menahan 1000 tekanan atmosfer (setara 3 buah mobil SUV di atas jempolmu) serta dilengkapi dengan kamera 3D dan struktur kapal yang dinamis, Deepsea Challenger merupakan salah satu penemuan terbaik dalam lingkup kelautan saat ini.
Harga: $245 juta+
Membuat bangunan yang tetap terjaga kesejukannya di Abu Dhabi adalah sebuah tantangan. Namun tantangan itu sepertinya sudah terjawab berkat kehadiran menara Al Bahar. Menara dengan desain yang ruwet ini mempunyai sebuah sistem unik terhadap panas matahari. Menara Bahar bisa mengurangi panas matahari sebesar 50% lebih apabila struktur di bangunan ini terbuka. Menara Bahar juga tidak banyak menggunakan AC dan diperkirakan pengeluaran emisi karbon di menara ini berkurang sekitar 1.750 ton per tahun.
Harga: $2,5 milyar
NASA pernah mengunjungi bulan tapi tidak seperti ini. NASA hanya mengirim robotnya ke planet itu. Robot ini dipersiapkan selama dua tahun oleh NASA. Keren!
Keren-keren kan gan penemuan terbaik tahun 2012 ini? Semoga nanti ada dari Indonesia yang bikin penemuan-penemuan hebat! Amiinn.
Tesla appears to be taking aim at revolutionizing homeownership and architects are taking note. Hot on the heels of Teslaâs eagerly awaited solar roof, Tehran-based BMDesign Studios created Alavi House, a home in Isfahan, Iran thatâs to be finished with Teslaâs new and seemingly invisible solar cells. Optimized for solar, the Alavi House will produce more energy than it needs and feature a smart and operable double-skin to promote natural heating and cooling of the home.
The Tesla Model S has set a new record, since the Tesla Owners Italia owners club recently traveled 670 miles in a Model S 100D, on a single charge. The team of five drivers managed to drive the Model S 100D using as little energy as possible to beat a previous record that was set in Belgium in June.
The team drove across southern Italy at an average speed of 25 mph without the air conditioning on. Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently estimated that the Model S would be able to drive at least...
For those who are still giddy over the newly-released Tesla Model 3, prepare for even more good news. By the end of 2018, Tesla will install three times more superchargers â the plug-in electricity pumps required to charge Tesla batteries â around the world. The news was announced during the Model 3âs unveiling but was easily missed due to all the excitement.
While debuting the Model 3 At the Tesla Factory in Fremont, California, Musk announced that the company is hoping to achieve...
Back in 2013, Elon Musk shared his vision for a futuristic mode of transportation called the hyperloop. Because Musk had no intention of developing the invention, the research he and his team at SpaceX conducted on the form of travel was graciously shared with the public. He said in a conference call, âI donât have any plan to execute because I must remain focused on SpaceX and Tesla.â Well, it turns out Musk has changed his mind. Last month on Twitter, the Tesla Inc. chief executive officer...
In principio fu la colonnina. Con questo termine tutti riconoscevano l'unico sistema di ricarica per le auto elettriche, quando ancora la tecnologia, aveva scarso appeal dal punto di vista commerciale e l'unico modello che riusciva a vendere era la Toyota Prius. La necessitÃ di ottenere un'auto che permettesse di affrontare viaggi lunghi senza l'ansia di rimanere senza "benzina" ha portato a un potenziamento delle batterie. A cui si Ã¨ aggiunto il sistema di ricarica plug in delle auto ibrideelettriche. Negli ultimi anni il mercato ha visto una lenta crescita del settore grazie alla possibilitÃ di caricare il veicolo con una presa domestica, strategico in quanto una volta parcheggiata l'auto in garage la si poteva ricaricare durante la notte per riaverla a piena carica la mattina seguente.
A questo punto, oltre a potenziare ulteriormente le batterie per garantire centinaia di kilometri di autonomia, non rimaneva che lavorare sulla ricarica. In particolare la velocitÃ con cui avviene, visto che anche la ricarica parziale richiede 30 minuti (le auto a combustibile impiegano pochissimi minuti a confronto).
Con l'avvento della Formula E, la Formula Uno elettrica, si Ã¨ avvicinata l'ipotesi della ricarica a induzione. Un sistema giÃ attuato su alcuni modelli di smartphone e che non abbisogna di cavi, puÃ² essere sfruttato in futuro in due modi:
staticamente, facendo stazionare l'auto su un'area dedicata;
dinamicamente, su strade, incroci, semafori, parcheggi, in modo da permettere ricariche continue durante il percorso.
L'ultima novitÃ Ã¨ una nuova batteria, inventata a Singapore, che Ã¨ una via di mezzo tra una pila standard e una a celle combustibili: funziona tramite gli ioni di sodio e...indovinate un po? Usa l'acqua marina!
A picture of yet unseen design of NVIDIA graphics cards has just been discovered. New NVIDIA TITAN or a fancy cooler mod? The card on the photo has NVLink connectors (like Tesla P100). However, unlike P100 it has power connectors located on the different side. Is this a cool modification of existing TITAN XpÂ or an […]
NVIDIA also announced new computing stations for developers. NVIDIA DGX/HGX Volta Â VideoCardz.com NVIDIA DGX-1 NVIDIA DGX Station NVIDIA HGX GPU 8x Tesla V100 4x Tesla V100 8x Tesla V100 CUDA Cores 40,960 20,480 40,960 Memory 128 GB HBM2 64 GB HBM2 128 GB HBM2 MSRP 149,000 USD 69,000 USD ? NVIDIA DGX-1 for 149,000 USD […]
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Entrepreneur and a Multi-millionare, Elon Musk is looking forward to blend machine and man with a new start-up wanting to design the cutting-edge brain implant technology. The owner of SpaceX and TEsla has recently launched Neuralink with an aim to connect computers directly with human brains. Neuralink wants to design and develop, what they call, […]
In the unrelentingly competitive world of electric-powered mobility, Tesla has the tech and General Motors has the range. But the automotive industry doesnât only sell cars and crossovers; trucks are still a commanding sales segment. Just ask the perennial top-selling Ford F-150. So, why no lithium ion-powered utes? Thatâs the question Bollinger Motors hopes to … Continue reading Bollinger Motors Unveils Worldâs First All-electric Sport Utility Truck→
E para que ele serve? O Mecanismo tem a funÃ§Ã£o de calcular intervalos de tempo: vocÃª gira uma manivela que aciona o ponteiro dos anos, e ele ajusta sozinho os outros ponteiros, que sÃ£o muitos. Ele calcula o mÃªs, a fase da Lua, a posiÃ§Ã£o dos planetas, os eclipses mais prÃ³ximos, a data da OlimpÃada, a constelaÃ§Ã£o do ZodÃaco e assim por diante.
Todos esses cÃ¡lculos sÃ£o baseados em engrenagens dentadas.Se vocÃª tem uma engrenagem com x dentes ligadas a outra com y dentes, a segunda vai rodar com velocidade angular igual a x/y da original. EntÃ£o vocÃª sÃ³ precisa saber a razÃ£o entre a duraÃ§Ã£o de um mÃªs e um ano para fazer um ponteiro que indica o mÃªs.
Mas os gregos eram realmente espertos, e sabiam que algumas relaÃ§Ãµes vocÃª nÃ£o consegue fazer sÃ³ com razÃµes. A posiÃ§Ã£o da Lua, por exemplo. Eles sabiam que a Lua anda mais devagar em alguns trechos que em outros (por causa do que hoje conhecemos como segunda Lei de Kepler), e, para simular esse efeito, eles fazem uma das engrenagens nÃ£o ter o centro fixo, assim ela tem velocidade angular variÃ¡vel com a posiÃ§Ã£o.
E como sabemos tanto sobre ela, dado que sÃ³ temos pedaÃ§os de um exemplar que foi achado em um naufrÃ¡gio? Ã que um dos pedaÃ§os era o manual!
Sobre a histÃ³ria desse computador eu nÃ£o preciso falar muito, jÃ¡ que ela foi transformada em um filme: O Jogo da ImitaÃ§Ã£o (tem no Netflix). Eles precisaram transformar a histÃ³ria do Turing num romance heterossexual para ficar palatÃ¡vel para as massas, mas tÃ¡ valendo, pelo menos agora as pessoas sabem quem foi o Turing.
A mÃ¡quina que ele criou era conhecida entre eles como a Bomba. Ela tinha uma Ãºnica funÃ§Ã£o: quebrar o cÃ³digo de criptografia da mÃ¡quina alemÃ£ Enigma, entÃ£o para entender a Bomba vocÃª precisa entender o Enigma antes. As primeiras versÃµes do Enigma era assim:
Um deles era baseado no tamanho da mensagem mÃ¡xima dos alemÃ£es. Quando estourava o limite de tamanho, eles quebravam a mensagem em duas, e a segunda parte comeÃ§ava com "continuando, ...". EntÃ£o, quando encontravam pacotes de vÃ¡rias mensagens longas, uma seguida da outra, certeza que uma delas comeÃ§aria com "Fortsetzung".
Outra maneira era colocando minas explosivas no meio do mar. Os aliados colocavam as minas de um jeito fÃ¡cil de encontrar, e em um lugar conhecido. AÃ era sÃ³ esperar os alemÃ£es acharem as minas. Quando eles achavam, transmitiam as coordenadas pelo rÃ¡dio, entÃ£o era sÃ³ colocar as coordenadas da mina no computador, que eventualmente ele iria achar uma mensagem correspondente.
âBulan Ramadhan, bulan yang di dalamnya diturunkan (permulaan) al-Qur-an sebagai petunjuk bagi manusia dan penjelasan-penjelasan mengenai petunjuk itu dan pembeda (antara yang hak dan yang bathil)...â [Al- Baqarah: 185]
Katakanlah: âHai hamba-hamba-Ku yang melampaui batas terhadap diri mereka sendiri, janganlah kamu berputus asa dari rahmat Allah. Sesungguhnya Allah mengampuni dosa-dosa semuanya. Sesungguhnya Dialah Yang Maha Pengampun lagi Maha Penyayang. (Al-Zumar : 53)
2.Membaca,mendengar,mempelajari dan mengamalkan perintah dan larangan al-Quran akan mendapat rahmat dariNya.
âSesungguhnya orang-orang yang beriman, orang-orang yang berhijrah dan berjihad di jalan Allah, mereka itu mengharapkan rahmat Allah, dan Allah Maha Pengampun lagi Maha Penyayang â (QS. Al Baqarah: 218).
4.Rahmat Allah swt tercurah kepada orang-orang berbuat baik.
âAda tujuh golongan yang akan Allah naungi di bawah naungan-Nya pada suatu hari yang tidak ada naungan kecuali naungan-Nya (yaitu) : -Pemimpin yang adil -Pemuda yang tumbuh dalam keadaan (selalu) beribadah kepada Allah -Seseorang yang hatinya terikat dengan masjid -Dua orang yang saling mencintai karena Allah, bersatu dan berpisah karena Allah â Seorang lelaki yang diajak seorang wanita yang memiliki kedudukan dan kecantikan(untuk berzina) akan tetapi ia berkata, âSesungguhnya aku takut Allah. â -Seseorang yang bersedekah kemudian merahasiakannya hingga tangan kirinya tidak mengetahui apa yang dikeluarkan tangan kanannya -Seseorang yang berdzikir (mengingat) Allah dalam kesendirian sehingga meneteslah air mata dari kedua matanya. â (HR. Bukhari no. 1334 dan Muslim no. 1712 Maktabah Syamilah)
Bismillahirahmanirahim beliau di awal ceramahnya memuji kepada Allah Swt atas limpahan karunia dan limpahan kenikmatanya kepada kita sekalian, beliau juga mengucapkan shalawat dan salam kepada junjungan kita sayidina Muhammad Saw kepada keluarga dan kepada para shabat âsahabat nya dan setelah itu beliau mengucapkan salam kepada kita sekalian lalu berikutnya membawakan hadits nabi besar Muhammad Saw yang artinya ââ sesungguhnya dari Allah Swt untuk kalian pada hari hari yang kalian lalui di muka bumi ini banyak pepberian dan anugrah dari Allah Swt maka raihlah anugrah tersebut dari Allah Swt ââ Hadirin hadirat lalu kata beliau, bagaimana cara kita meraih rahmat Allah Swt
1. dengan cara kita bersungguh sungguh kita meminta kepada Allah Swt
2. dengan cara kita melazimkan wirid â wirid dzikir yang di ajarkan oleh para ulama dan guru âguru kita
3. dengan kita menjauhi larangan â larangan Allah Swt yang menjadi pencegah dan penghalang dari rahmat Allah Swt yang akan melimpah kepada kita sekalian. ...
Dan ini adalah ringkasan oleh Al Habib Husein bin Ahmad bin Muhammad Al Haddar cucu dari Al Habib Muhammad bin Abdullah Al Haddar guru sekaligus mertua dari guru yang mulia kita Al Habib Umar Bin Hafidz, semoga Allah Swt melimpahkan karunia âkarunianya kepada kita di jauhkan dari berbagai macam hal- hal yang menjadikan kita terhalang dari rahmat Allah SWT amiin amiin ya rabbal âalamin.
Late again, tired again but quite happy to end the week in a good mood. Some things were done this week:
First private beta Facebook features in Verkami. In happy related news a verkami powered project (L'endema) became the biggest crowdfunded project in Spain. It’s the biggest project in Europe too if you leave aside Indiegogo (that has a model that is not exactly what most people understand for crowdfunding).
With our work in those features we discovered and fixed a few bugs in the open source project omniauth.
Integration of Swwweet’s design for Bazaar’s shops in the app.
You may have heard recently about an article written by John Broder from The New York Times that makes numerous claims about the performance of the Model S. We are upset by this article because it does not factually represent Tesla technology, which is designed and tested to operate well in both hot and cold climates.
In the quoted article, the NYT journalist made some comments about the car’s battery life and performance but failed to mention some details that were discovered when analyzing the Model S logs. Yes, the car’s logs. The post is full of nerd awesomeness and highlights some effects of the very interesting phenomena created by the IoT as referred by our friend Manuel G. Noriega:
As more HaaS (hardware as a service) appears, people will have to learn fast about side-effects as monitoring and logging.
For a much-needed counterpoint, I’d like to bring your attention on CouchCachet, an app that helps you improve your social life by simply faking it. In a world where social reputation is constantly improved or threatened by technological proxies and agentsâ¦ what kind of strange consequences we’ll see in the way we keep track of History or even reality? If you find this topic as amazing as I do, please come to the MMConf, where I’ll be talking about it.
Nissan’s grand designs for zero-emission cities of the future may be some way off, but you gotta start somewhere. And that somewhere starts with “xStorage,” the automaker’s home energy hoarding system announced today. Like Tesla’s Powerwall and Mercedes’ residential battery, the idea is to save you money in the long run by charging the thing […]
Tesla deserves credit for disrupting the old and complacent auto industry not only in technology, but, as importantly, in confronting the protectionist dealer franchise network.
But this has been and continues to be a formidable challenge. In my opinion, the companyâs ability to reach volume manufacturing is still in question. See http://joebarkai.com/tesla-making-cars-is-hard-to-do/.
Although Teslaâs Autopilot captures headlines, companies like Delphi and Continental may not only have more a mature technology, but are also better positioned to help traditional OEMs move faster in that direction. Teslaâs closed ecosystem and vertical integration may not serve it well in the long run.
Teslaâs market valuation assumes the company will be able to produce a mass market vehicle. Enormous backlog, manufacturing challenges, limited service capacity, and upward pressure from Chevy Bolt, Nissan Leaf and Hyundai Ioniq should be a concern.
Ya lo dijo Elon Musk. Las dimensiones del Model 3 no han permitido almacenar una batería de 100 kWh como la de sus hermanos mayores, pero este chiquitín prometía una independencia ... - Fuente: es.engadget.com
Most people have probably never even seen a self-driving car, but that could soon change.
A House subcommittee voted late Wednesday to allow up to 100,000 self-driving automobiles onto American roadways.
These new robo-cars wonât have to meet existing safety standards for manned automobiles, but manufacturers will have to petition the National Highway Safety and Transportation Bureau, a federal agency tasked with reducing vehicle-related crashes, for an exemption, explained Bryant Walker Smith, a law professor and self-driving car expert at Stanford University. That means that automakers will need to make a clear case that their self-driving technology is safe enough to drive alongside cars with humans at the wheel.
If passed, the bill would permit autonomous cars to drive on U.S. roads before we have established benchmarks for what it means for self-driving technology to be designed safely. Instead of, say, regulators creating some baseline rules for safe self-driving cars, this legislation proposes that automakers self-certify that their autonomous cars are OK to drive on public roads.
The legislation would also bar states from passing rules to regulate self-driving cars, ostensibly to prevent a patchwork of legislation across the country. States can continue to make licensing, registration, and maintenance requirements for self-driving cars, though, which leaves them some room to control how the technology is deployed within their borders.
Ryan Calo, a law professor who specializes in technology policy at University of Washington, is concerned about how this legislation could play out. He thinks that regulatory agencies donât necessarily have the expertise in robotics and artificial intelligence to determine whether an automakerâs self-driving car exemption will not be dangerous when the rubber hits the road. âThis is an area where itâs especially important to make sure the technology is safe before it gets deployed,â says Calo.
If passed, automakers could ask for their self-driving car to not include a brake pedal, for example, because the vehicle will brake with software or a button, rather than the typical pedal currently required.
According to a statement from Rep. Debbie Dingell, a Democrat from Michigan who voted to pass the bill, she was motivated to back the proposal because human drivers kill a lot of people. More than 35,000 people died on American roadways in 2015, up nearly 8 percent from 2014, according to federal data. In 2016, traffic deaths rose another 6 percent. In fact, the past two years represent the highest uptick in automobile related deaths in more than half a century.
Automakers gunning to bring new self-driving tech to market regularly contend that if the human element is taken out of the equation, thousands of lives could be saved. After all, robots canât drive drunk, text while driving, or do any of the other idiotic things that humans get up to while behind the wheel. Some 90 percent of vehicle crashes can be traced to human error, says Walker Smith.
But thereâs actually no data to back the claim that self-driving cars will lead to fewer vehicle related deathsâafter all, autonomous cars have yet to be deployed at any meaningful scale. And when the high-tech cars do hit the streets, things can go awry.
Take what happened in San Francisco earlier this year, when one of Uberâs self-driving cars ran a red light the very first day it was on the road. Then there was the 2016 incident in Florida, when a person behind the wheel of their Tesla in Autopilot driving mode died after crashing into a tractor-trailer and ignoring the carâs multiple warnings to take the wheel.
If this particular legislation doesnât pass, some other proposal to open roadways to more self-driving cars probably will soon. Even if the technology is ultimately safer than manned cars, when the rubber hits the road, it could get messy.
Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla, has released new details of his vision to colonize parts of the solar system, including Mars, Jupiterâs moon Europa, and Saturnâs moon Enceladus. His gung-ho plansâdesigned to make humans a multiplanetary species in case civilization collapsesâinclude launching flights to Mars as early as 2023.
First of all, letâs not dismiss Musk as a Silicon Valley daydreamer. He has had tremendous success with rocket launches to space already. His paper proposes several interesting ways of trying to get to Mars and beyondâand he aims to build a âself-sustaining cityâ on the red planet.
The idea depends on getting cheaper access to spaceâthe paper says the cost of trips to Mars must be lowered by âfive million percent.â An important part of this will be reusable space technology. This is an excellent idea that Musk is already putting into practice with impressive landings of rocket stages back on Earthâundoubtedly a huge technological step.
Making fuel on Mars and stations beyond it is something he also proposes, to make the costs feasible. Experiments toward this are underway, demonstrating that choosing the right propellant is key. The MOXIE experiment on the NASA 2020 rover will investigate whether we can produce oxygen from atmospheric CO2 on Mars. This may be possible. But Musk would like to make methane as wellâit would be cheaper and more reusable. This is a tricky reaction which requires a lot of energy.
Yet, so far, itâs all fairly doable. But the plans then get more and more incredible. Musk wants to launch enormous spaceships into orbit around Earth where they will be refuelled several times using boosters launched from the ground while waiting to head to Mars. Each will be designed to take 100 people and Musk wants to launch 1,000 such ships in the space of 40 to 100 years, enabling 1 million people to leave Earth.
There would also be interplanetary fuel-filling stations on bodies such as Enceladus, Europa, and even Saturnâs moon Titan, where there may have been, or may still be, life. Fuel would be produced and stored on these moons. The aim of these would be to enable us to travel deeper into space to places such as the Kuiper belt and the Oort cloud.
The âRed Dragonâ capsule is proposed as a potential lander on such missions using propulsion in combination with other technology rather than parachutes as most Mars missions do. Musk plans to test such a landing on Mars in 2020 with an unmanned mission. But itâs unclear whether itâs doable, and the fuel requirements are huge.
Pie in the sky?
There are three hugely important things that Musk misses or dismisses in the paper. Missions such as the ExoMars 2020 roverâand plans to return samples to Earthâwill search for signs of life on Mars. And we must await the results before potentially contaminating Mars with humans and their waste. Planetary bodies are covered by âplanetary protectionâ rules to avoid contamination, and itâs important for science that all future missions follow them.
Another problem is that Musk dismisses one of the main technical challenges of being on the Martian surface: the temperature. In just two sentences he concludes:
It is a little cold, but we can warm it up. It has a very helpful atmosphere, which, being primarily CO
2 with some nitrogen and argon and a few other trace elements, means that we can grow plants on Mars just by compressing the atmosphere.
In reality, the temperature on Mars drops from about zero degrees Celsius during the day to nearly -120 degrees Celsius at night. Operating in such low temperatures is already extremely difficult for small landers and rovers. In fact, it is an issue that has been solved with heaters in the design for the 300kg ExoMars 2020 roverâbut the amount of power required would likely be a show-stopper for a âself-sustaining city.â
Musk doesnât give any details for how to warm the planet up or compress the atmosphereâeach of which are enormous engineering challenges. Previously, science fiction writers have suggested âterraformingââpossibly involving melting its icecaps. This is not only changing the environment forever but would also be challenging in that there is no magnetic field on Mars to help retain the new atmosphere that such manipulation would create. Mars has been losing its atmosphere gradually for 3.8 billion yearsâwhich means it would be hard to keep any such warmed-up atmosphere from escaping into space.
The final major problem is that there is no mention of radiation beyond Earthâs magnetic cocoon. The journey to and life on Mars would be vulnerable to potentially fatal cosmic rays from our galaxy and from solar flares. Forecasting for solar flares is in its infancy. With current shielding technology, just a round-trip manned mission to Mars would expose the astronauts to up to four times the advised career limits for astronauts of radiation. It could also harm unmanned spacecraft. Work is underway on predicting space weather and developing better shielding. This would mitigate some of the problemsâbut we are not there yet.
For missions farther afield, there are also questions about temperature and radiation in using Europa and Enceladus as filling stationsâwith no proper engineering studies assessing them. These moons are bathed in the strongest radiation belts in the solar system. Whatâs more, Iâd question whether it is helpful to see these exciting scientific targets, arguably even more likely than Mars to host current life, as âpropellant depots.â
The plans for going further to the Kuiper belt and Oort cloud with humans is firmly in the science fiction arenaâit is simply too far and we have no infrastructure. In fact, if Musk really wants to create a new home for humans, the moon may be his best betâitâs closer after all, which would make it much cheaper.
That said, aiming high usually means we will achieve somethingâand Muskâs latest plans may help pave the way for later exploration.
The Chevrolet Bolt EV, which is now hitting the market, could be the first of a new wave of game-changing electric vehicles. Its longer range and lower price could attract new buyers to the electric car market, but there's uncertainty over whether federal tax incentives will continue and whether California will be allowed to keep tougher emissions rules under President Trump. GM is marketing the Bolt as a small crossover. It has the footprint of a subcompact and the interior space of a standard car. More important are its range of 238 miles and price tag of $30,000, after the $7,500 federal tax credit offered on electric vehicles. Currently, the only other all-electric cars for sale with that kind of range are Teslas, which cost upwards of $70,000. "In all our research, we've talked to consumers, and really that 200-mile EV range at the affordable price was kind of the tipping point for them to really consider this a mainstream vehicle, so we went after that," says Darin Gesse, product
Friday is a big day for Tesla. The automaker's very first Model 3 will roll off the assembly line, the culmination of years of planning, engineering and hype. Elon Musk, the company's co-founder and chief executive, has been promising an affordable long-range electric car meant for the masses. He first wrote about the dream vehicle in the company's not-so-secret Secret Plan in 2006 . And with a $35,000 price tag (and a $7,500 government rebate), the Model 3 is well within the reach of the new-car buyer. The Model 3 is expected to have a range of 215 miles per charge . Musk plans to hand over 30 vehicles to customers on July 28, ramping up to 1,500 in September. But the real question for many is: Can Tesla and Musk pull off a mass-market success? Last month, Tesla sold about 4,400 cars total. While the company won't confirm exactly how many orders it has for the Model 3, it's thought that nearly half a million customers have signed up to be on the waiting list. "Tesla has proven it can
General Motors appears to have won the October sales race among the big automakers. GM saw its sales fall by just 1.7 percent in October. It has good company in those sales declines, being joined by nearly all the other carmakers. Overall, automobile sales in the U.S. are expected to drop between 6 and 8 percent when all the reports are in. Actually, the list of car companies with sales increases is easy enough to list: Hyundai-Kia, Subaru, Tesla, Jaguar Land Rover and Mitsubishi. Industry sales were down in October, but Karl Brauer with Cox Media says there were a number of mitigating factors that make October sales look less disappointing. First, he says, "October of 2015 was one of the highest sales months in the history of the industry, so being 'down' compared to last year was almost inevitable." The second factor: There were two fewer selling days in October 2016 versus 2015, Brauer says, along with an East Coast hurricane impacting sales in that region. Through that filter, the
As a relatively young global city, Vancouver can play up to its brash, breezy image. But some of its most celebrated books are rooted in harder times, as it struggled to find its place in the world, and to deal with racial tensions. Tyler Stiem takes a closer look
âAre we going to be a resort town for the super-rich from all around the world, or a functional, integrated city?â wonders the essayist and comedian Charles Demers near the end of Vancouver Special, his witty and deeply anxious meditation on the past, present, and future of Canadaâs âmost livableâ city. To live in Vancouver right now is to accommodate yourself to the slightly uncanny feeling that your future here depends less on anything you do than on the invisible hand of the global market.
Or not so invisible: from the pretty west-side neighbourhoods where Teslas practically outnumber Toyotas, to the humbler precincts where a crappy bungalow will still set you back a million and a half dollars, just about every corner of Vancouver bears the imprint of global capital. The flood of foreign investment since the late 1990s â mainly in the form of property speculation, first from nervous Hong Kong residents, pre-handover, and, much more intensively over the past few years, from newly prosperous China â has transformed the city. Forget the Vancouver Canucks and the ski hills whose clean, well-lighted slopes beckon from the North Shore suburbs; real estate, as Douglas Coupland observes in City of Glass, his wry hometown homage, is âVancouverâs biggest sport â¦ disturbingly central to the civic psycheâ.
New Delhi: While India has evinced interest in introducing high-speed Hyperloop technology to revolutionise its transportation system, US-based Hyperloop One is yet to receive a solid investment proposal from either the government or private players in the country.
Hyperloop, an idea from Tesla CEO and SpaceX Founder Elon Musk, boasts of a transportation system which proposes to propel a pod-like vehicle through a near-vacuum tube at nearly 1,100 km per hour and above.
The pod lifts off the track using magnetic levitation and glides at aircraft speeds for long distances, owing to ultra-low aerodynamic drag.
In February this year, Rob Lloyd, CEO of Hyperloop One, met Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and promised to revolutionise the advanced surface system in the country.
If implemented, it would be possible to travel from Delhi to Mumbai in 55 minutes, Mumbai to Chennai in 50 minutes and Bengaluru to Chennai in 20 minutes.
Prabhu expressed his interest in the Hyperloop technology, saying that India would be keenly watching the project.
Since then, the two parties have held several rounds of talks over the proposed project but something substantial is yet to emerge.
"We have not received any investment or offers of investment from the government or private investors in India yet," Llyod told IANS in a telephonic interview from the US.
"We have had follow-up meetings with the minister and his staff and also had dialogue with other relevant departments and state governments. We continue to have strong interest in building a robust transportation system in India," Llyod added.
The Hyperloop One team was in India in July to follow up on the proposed project with various government agencies.
Earlier this month, Hyperloop One announced it has successfully tested its prototype passenger pod, reaching a speed of up to 310 km per hour.
"This is the beginning and the dawn of a new era of transportation," said Shervin Pishevar, Executive Chairman and Co-founder of Hyperloop One.
The start-up tested its first-generation 'XP-1' passenger pod that travelled for 300 metres in the Nevada desert as it levitated off the track.
"Wouldn't it be nice if we worked together to build our test system perhaps in India, and then build an eco-system of small companies and large companies, innovating around the technology, creating new tech jobs while, at the same time, building a new system that would be more efficient and less costly than the high-speed rail," Llyod noted.
According to the Hyperloop One CEO, India should skip the idea of investing in bullet train technology -- a dreamchild of Prime Minister Narendra Modi -- and, instead, go for Hyperloop's transportation system.
"The advantages that the Hyperloop brings over high-speed train is that it takes a much smaller footprint and is much less expensive to construct and, obviously, it is faster than the bullet train," Llyod told IANS.
He added that the development and cost-related expenses are also less because Hyperloop does not need much space.
"Instead of having 600-800 people in each train, we can have a small number of vehicles running frequently and it will also lead to less expensive station design," Llyod said.
According to him, high-speed trains in India are nearly 40 years old in terms of technology and have been developed primarily in China, Europe and Japan.
"I believe there is an opportunity to create an innovation cluster around the development of this technology in India. That is one of the conversations that we are having with the government," Llyod said, adding that the company is examining more opportunities to uncover potential routes in the country.
After the success of its Phase 2 testing, Hyperloop is now looking forward to introducing the idea of airlocks -- which is where they can create an entry and exit point.
"That will also help us in forming some of the decisions about designing stations," Llyod stated.
Healthy Rounds will be discussing the transition from the term radiology to diagnostic imaging with Dr. Phillip Kohanski Assistant Director of Diagnostic Imaging at the William W. Backus Hospital. The change in terminology is a result of so little radiation involved in new medical imaging techniques. The new generation of imaging has in many cases obviated the need for exploratory surgery. MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a procedure that has become very common but patients should be cautious. Ask questions:
What is the field strength of the magnet? Closed MRIs should have a field strenght of one Tesla or more.
Is an "open" or "closed" MRI preferred? Closed MRIs have better resolution and should always be the preferred study. Patients with claustrophobia might prefer an open study but be sure the open unit has a high field strength
Who will be reading the MRI study? The radiologist should special training in MRI.
Diagnostic Imaging is an exciting field of medicine where physicians, technologists and patients are all learning about its' impact together.
Have you had a recent procedure?
What was your experience?
Any tips on how to avoid the claustrophobic feeling of an MRI?
U.S. consumers love technology, retail, and consumer products; automotive company reputations are improving, even with Volkswagen’s emission scandal potentially tarnishing the industry segment. The only corporate sectorÂ whose reputation fell in 2016 was the pharmaceutical industry’s, according to the Harris Poll’s 2017 Reputation Quotient report. The line chart illustrates the decline of pharma’s reputation, which puts it on par with its consumer perceptions in 2010 — just before Medicare Part D was legislated and implemented, which improved pharma’s image among American health citizens (especially older patients who tend to be more frequent consumers of prescription drugs). Pharma’s reputation quotient is back in the bottom tier with Big Tobacco and Government, and below Financial Services which had its own PR challenges with the Wells Fargo fake accounts scandal in 2016. The top 10 companies by reputation for 2017 were: Amazon.com Wegmans Publix Johnson & Johnson Apple UPS The Walt Disney Company Google Tesla Motors, and 3M Company. Harris Poll has conducted the Reputation Quotient study annually since 1999. The “RQ” is based on consumers’ perceptions of companies and industries across 20 attributes along six dimensions including social responsibility, vision and leadership, financial performance, products and services, emotional appeal, and workplace environment. Some interesting observations about the top-performing companies by reputation are that: UPS entered the top 10 for the first-time ever, building on its connection to e-commerce (namely, #1 Amazon.com) Wegmans and Publix, two grocers, are top in the study, leveraging intimate connections with consumers in the marketplace as engaged community stakeholders, Harris Poll believes Amazon earned an “excellent” reputation for the seventh year in a row, essentially crossing a broad range of sectors from grocery to personal care and media. Health Populi’s Hot Points: Â Consumers are being asked, by health plans, prescription benefit management companies, and the pharmaceutical industry to reach into family pocketbooks to pay for higher-cost specialty drugs in this growing era of high-deductible health plans. [For insights into the rise-and-rise of specialty drug prices, see my post here on the issue]. Yesterday ushered in a new drug called Dupixent from Regeneron and Sanofi to treat chronic eczema; the initial price of $37,000 for an annual course of treatment may be “fluid,” according to Regeneron’s press release. Here is the New York Times coverage on the $37K pricing strategy. Consumers are looking for more regulation by government on pharma companies’ pricing policies, based on aÂ survey from Kaiser Family Foundation conducted in September 2016 (results shown here). 8 in 10 Americans favor allowing the Federal government to negotiate with drug companies to get a lower price on medicines for people enrolled in Medicare. In addition, 8 in 10 people also would like to see limits on the amount drug companies charge for high-cost drugs for diseases like Hepatitis C and cancer. Support for drug price regulation garners bipartisan interest, with a majority of Democrats, Independents and Republicans supporting these policies.Â [This survey was conducted in September 2016 among 1,204 U.S. adults via landline and cellphone.] Postscript 30 March 2017 –Â Axios published a report that President Trump has chatted with Rep. Elijah Cummings at least three times to discuss an approach to dealing with drug prices. The bottom-line in the article:Â “He understands the policy, he gets it,” Cummings said. (Democrats introduced a new billÂ with those policies and others.)
If latest reports are to be believed, the Tesla Model 3 electric sedan wonât meet its summer goal to start production. This has even led a Goldman Sachs analyst, David Tamberrino, to downgrade its stock to âsell.â
The first mass-market electric vehicles are about to go on sale in selected cities, kicking off the beginning of a wave of new green vehicles hitting showrooms over the coming year.
The Chevrolet Volt, from General Motors, and the Leaf, from Nissan, both launching in December, are just the beginning of the electrification trend. At least eight hybrids and 12 plug-in electric cars in every price range are planned for 2011, with another batch of electric vehicles (EVs) expected in 2012.
The rollout of these vehicles will be regional, starting with California and a handful of other states, including New York, Texas, Washington, Oregon, Arizona and Tennessee, among others. It could be several years before EVs are readily available across America. Each employs different powertrain technologies, so it pays to do your research at sites like www.hybridcars.com or pluginamerica.org. But here are the basics:
A hybrid, as the name suggests, uses both a gasoline engine and electric motor to power the car, switching back and forth as necessary. A plug-in hybrid is similar, but comes with a larger battery that allows the vehicle to travel solely on electric power for short hops, but not for long stretches. An extended-range electric vehicle, like the Volt, can go up to 40 or so miles on electricity, after which a small gasoline motor kicks in to recharge the battery and keep driving. A pure EV, like the Leaf, runs solely on electricity and needs to be recharged every 100 miles or so.
When it comes to hybrids, Toyota's Prius is the only one anyone ever really talks about, so it might surprise you that there are 27 other hybrid models already on the market today, including hybrid versions of the BMW 7-series, Mercedes S-class and Lexus LS.
Many more are coming. They include luxury cars like the recently introduced Porsche Cayenne S hybrid SUV, which, at $67,700, sells for about $4,000 more than the gasoline version of Porsche's bestselling vehicle, and the Lexus CT 200h compact, due in early 2011, which is aimed at a younger, Gen-X crowd, and will likely be priced under $32,000.
German carmakers, which had been trying to steer more Americans to clean diesels, are now making a big push on hybrids and plug-ins, too. A hybrid version of the Volkswagen Touareg SUV comes out next month, followed by a hybrid VW Jetta small car in 2012.
Meanwhile, virtually every carmaker, including many industry newcomers, is working on some sort of electric plug-in car, though not every company is ready to take them into the mass market. They're rolling them out slowly, to utilities and government fleets, until there's a charging network that can support them.
Some exceptions: The Coda sedan is an electric vehicle assembled in California with parts imported from China that will sell for $44,900. A federal tax rebate will bring the cost down to $37,400, and buyers could be eligible for additional state and local incentives. The car will be marketed through a unique network of retail stores and delivered to customers in person. The first deliveries are expected before the end of the year, and Coda says it plans to produce 14,000 by the end of 2011.
Another small company with big plans is Think, based in the Netherlands. It's building its tiny Think City at a factory in Indianapolis, which is expected to sell for about $34,000 when it goes on sale next year. Think plans to sell 2,000 to 3,000 of the cars in 2011.
Ford Motor hasn't even started selling its next-generation Focus compact (it goes on sale at the start of the year), but it's already planning an electric version. The Focus EV will go on sale in late 2011, and will be manufactured alongside the gasoline version at a factory in Michigan. Chrysler, controlled by Italy's Fiat , will sell the Fiat e500, a plug-in version of Fiat's cute 500 city car, beginning in 2012.
Toyota, which sold an electric version of its Rav4 SUV a decade ago, is now working on the second generation with help from Tesla, the Silicon Valley startup that markets a $100,000 electric roadster. Tesla will build and supply the lithium-ion battery pack and other components. A small fleet of new Rav4 EVs will be tested in 2011, with the expected full-market launch expected in 2012.
Five of the Next Wave of Green Cars
Honda CR-Z hybrid On sale now Honda's newly launched hybrid sports coupe costs between $19,200 and $23,210, making it the most affordable hybrid on the road.
Hyundai Sonata hybrid On sale soon Hyundai hasn't yet announced the price of this hybrid version of its hot-selling new Sonata mid-sized sedan. But with an improving quality reputation and its claim to have the most fuel-efficient lineup in the country, Hyundai likely will polish that image with this car.
Lincoln MKZ hybrid On sale now Lincoln says its first hybrid gets 41 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway, best in the luxury car segment. It priced the car identically to the gasoline-powered version, at $35,180.
Porsche Cayenne S hybrid On sale now This hybrid version of Porsche's biggest seller promises 24 mpg, which is a huge improvement over the 13 city and 19 highway mpg for the V-8 version. At high speeds, the engine shuts down, allowing the car to "sail" using only electric power. Pricing starts at $67,700, about $4,000 more than the Cayenne S with a gas engine.
Lexus CT 200h hybrid Due in 2011 It's the first vehicle from the Japanese carmaker that was designed from the ground up as a hybrid.
Electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) reported earnings after the closing bell yesterday. Each time earnings are released I always wonder if it will start a stampede of investors fleeing the company. Of course, many analysts - including several here at Investing Daily - have expressed similar sentiments. Just for comparison, Tesla has a market capitalization 30% higher than that of Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), despite the fact that Ford sells 80 times more cars.
Even with Tesla’s rapid Superchargers, owners have to wait for an hour or more to get a decent amount of power in their Tesla’s battery before they set off again. Porsche is making a big move in the electric car industry as it’s working hard to get its all-electric models out on the road. The company has also shown off its new charging technology for cars. It’s new high-speed car […]
Google is doing it. Volvo is doing it. Ford is doing it. Tesla and numerous other carmakers are looking into it, and based on that, it sounds like almost the entire car industry is getting into self-driving vehicles, right? However if there is one carmaker that you can safely discount, it would be Porsche. According to Porsche CEO Oliver Blume, this isnât so much about the technology being useless or […]
The Volkswagen Group has made it quite clear at the Frankfurt Auto Show that it’s serious about getting into the electric car business, Audi unveiled its e-tron quattro all electric SUV concept and the Porsche brand is embracing the e-revolution as well.Â Porsche Mission E is an all electric four-seater sedan concept with a design that’s unlike anything that Porsche has ever made before, it promises a 311 mile range on […]
When one talks about Porsche, one would definitely think of the iconic 911 supercar, which is not only compact, but packs quite a punch when it is driven. Well, over the years, Porsche has also moved on to explore other kinds of rides, including 4-wheel drives starting with the Cayenne, and they also have the extremely luxurious Panamera. Well, it is close to four years that rumors have been going […]
Social media can be a wonderful tool for staying connected. It allows you to catch up with old friends and make new ones. However, it can also be a dismal place for your self-esteem. In this article, I share a time in my life when I was consumed with social media, and with the feelings of inadequacy that came from constantly comparing myself with the way others were portraying their lives. From the experience, Iâll share how I broke free of the comparison trap, and how you can, too.
Mind the Comparison Trap: Why Lifeâs Race Is Only Against Yourself
I looked at my phone in disdain. What I had hoped for was a short recess from the grind to catch up on the news and the happenings from my circle of friends. It turned into a long and depressing chronicle of self-loathing and discouraging self-sabotage.
It wasnât the bad news. On the contrary, it was the good news and, specifically, the abundance of it that had me in a tizzy.
On Facebook, it seemed as though everyone I knew was making excellent progress on his/her dream. The dizzying array of feel-good headlines threw me into an abyss of inadequacy: âIâm so thankful for everyone who believed in me because I just became the new blah blah blahâ; âIâm happy to announce that we have launched blah blah blahâ; and on it went.
I had to escape the bombardment. Unfortunately, Linkedin was my ill-advised choice for the escape route. For within that realm, I realized how many of my colleagues and friends who started at the same time as me have become managers. And while Iâd already made the decision long ago to forgo the management path, the sight of everyone else making it there unnerved me.
I threw the phone and myself on the bed, covered my face with my hands and let go a long sigh. Every piece of someone elseâs good news was a dagger to my self-esteem. Where have I been? Have I done nothing? Why is everyone else getting ahead and Iâm lagging behind? The questions buzzed around me like a locust swarm.
I sank into the comforting embrace of the bed and fell asleep.
Giving ourselves credit and painting the path forward
After that episode, I gave social media a rest. Over the next few days I went back over my personal timeline and realized that while I was ogling over othersâ achievements, I had foolishly devalued my own worth and successes, of which I had many.
I came to learn, first, how easy it was to fall into this self-deprecating trap â to feel stuck in place, anxiously watching your peers wave good-bye as they speed ahead. Second, it became clear to me that I ought to give myself more credit for the incredible journey Iâd already taken, and for the stones Iâve laid for the steps ahead. And lastly, I realized that the path each of us takes is unique to our situation, and that our worth shouldnât be calculated based on skewed comparisons with others.
Behind the scenes of the airbrushed facade
Imagine two new drivers embarking on a journey. James is gifted a brand new Tesla Model S by his family; Jessica inherits a ten year-old Honda Civic. They take off from the same starting place, full of excitement and hope for the road ahead. Unfortunately, Jessicaâs car breaks down 100 miles down the road. As she struggles to fix the flat tire, James passes her by. While they started together, their path diverge from that point on.
Feeling frustrated, Jessica trudges on with one bad tire, resenting her place in the world. But unbeknownst to her, James was pulled over for speeding in a residential zone. After the setback, he cautiously hobbles his way back onto the freeway just as Jessica makes the exit. Their paths cross for a moment and they share their successes so far â neither mentioned the obstacles they had cleared.
This analogy provides a few important lessons:
We might all start our journey at the same place, but weâre not similarly geared. Therefore, it is often not fair to compare whether we arrive sooner or later than someone else.
Each of our journeys is different. Some might be fraught with difficulties, challenges, and setbacks. Sometimes you get lost in a circuitous route. And sometimes you get lucky and all the lights turn green for a smooth ride.
Most times, people donât share how they arrive at the destination, or talk about all the pain suffered in the process. You might only get the message that they arrived. The point is that youâre not the only one running into potholes, and you never know the full story.
Just because someone gets a head start doesnât mean you canât catch up. The journey is full of surprises. You might get a helping hand or run into an idea that could change your path completely. So donât panic. Thereâs plenty of time and opportunities down the road.
The end goal for each of us might be similar, but it is uniquely our own. While it might be a marker for where we want to go, comparing our progress to others might not make much sense. If you want to go to Disneyland, why would you keep track of someone going to Universal Studios?
When you feel like youâre not moving as fast as your peers, take a step back and look at your own accomplishments. Itâs okay to feel proud of the many trials and tribulations youâve surmounted. And if you donât feel like youâve accomplished much, now is a good time to put your plan for success into motion.
Competition is ingrained in cultures all over the world, so itâs difficult to get away from comparing yourself to others. And while it can drive us to improve, it can also cripple our motivation and hope. Because we donât know where our peers have been or where they might be going, the best bet is to focus on our own path â and try to take a step forward every day, no matter how small that step might be.
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Crony capitalist electric car company Tesla announced this week its plan to raise about $1.5 billion in junk bon offerings to fundÂ production of its newest electric sedan, the Model 3. The debt offering marks Tesla’s debut in the junk-bond market and the company will start roadshows on Monday. Tesla is counting on the Model 3, […]
Here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out this week: This Email From Elon Musk to Tesla Employees Is a Master Class in Emotional Intelligence Tesla, the electric-automobile manufacturer led by famed CEO Elon Musk, has struggled mightily with safety over the past few years. California nonprofit Worksafe, a worker […]
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Optimistisch zeigt sich Alfred Maydorn, Herausgeber des Maydorn Report, in einer aktuellen Aktienanalyse fÃ¼r die Aktie von Tesla Inc. (ISIN: US88160R1014, WKN: A1CX3T, Ticker-Symbol: TL0, Nasdaq-Symbol: TSLA). [mehr]
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This document contains a description of the preferred 16 Tesla dipole magnet baseline design with its expected performances. The document also includes an analysis of the individual merits and risks of the different, initial design options and gives a justification for the selection of the baseline design. The deliverable includes expected field levels, field errors and a cost estimate, which serve as input for the arc design consolidation.
The Grammar School in Karlovac, Croatia [Gimnazija Karlovac] recently had its semiquincentennial[250 years anniversary]. This event was highlighted by a special exhibition in the City Museum in Karlovac [Gradski muzej Karlovac]
The past months, a rich overview of teaching aids that served education in the school for many years, and quite often more than a century, was exhibited. Among these, there was a large section with materials, originating from the Natural History Dealer VÃ¡clav FriÄ from Prague. This warmed my heart as TaÅ¥jÃ¡na SpunarovÃ¡ and myself uncovered his influence on collecting natural history, and published on this subject back in 2005. All kinds of objects were present, of which I only knew that they existed because of a mention in FriÄâs sales catalogues. I visited Karlovac in the third week of January to view this.
Specimens, originating from FriÄ
The authors Antun and Luka, discussing the exhibit with me
Croatia is coming from a situation marked by a recent war of independence. The current exhibition contributes to resuming cultural identity by stressing the unbroken chain of history of education at the Grammar School. For the future, a recreation of the schoolâs botanical garden is projected. Further it is hoped, that another link to history will be emphasized by a memorial hall in honour of former student Nikola Tesla.
Catalogue title description in Croatian:
Put u proÅ¡lost prirodoslovlja i obrazovanja : 250 godina gimnazije Karlovac = A trip into the past of natural science and education : 250 years of Karlovac grammar school / [urednici Luka Äorak, Antun MilinkoviÄ ; autori tekstova Luka Äorak, Antun MilinkoviÄ, Ljudevit IlijaniÄ ; prijevod, Tomislav DelaÄ]. - Karlovac : Gradski muzej Karlovac, 2016. - 112 str. : ilustr. u bojama ; 25 cm. ISBN 9789537510657
Good article Radu, I too think something should be done to stop or at least slow the unsubstainable system of meat production we currently have in place. I remember reading that insects may also possibly be one of the alternatives we could turn to, considering they're easy to cultivate and leave very little environmental impact.
I recall that pound for pound Grasshopper protein powder (yes powdered Grasshopper) actually has more protein in it than a Beef steak of the same weight. Considering insects basiclly look after themselves and already way outnumber humans on the planet, this could be a viable option. The problem would be marketing the insect products to the masses, although a tough sell in the Western world, eating insects is a lot more common place in Asia so that could potentially be a good starting point to capitalise on; especially considering the huge populations of China, Japan and Korea.
I gotta admit even I have converted to the occasional insect stick when out shopping as I currently live in Beijing where there are a few places this kind of food is avaliable. Once you surround yourself in a cultural practice, it becomes a normal occurance and I believe changing peoples perceptions (as you alluded too with the Tesla example) is the way forward to a greener planet.
Awesome video, Radu! You addresses many important issues that society faces today and I, for one, appreciate the time and work you put into it. You are absolutely correct on why making one feel guilty or sad about their choices rarely changes their behavior. As long as something is convenient and pleasurable, old habits will usually win out. By making vegan meals/proteins cool and exciting (much like the Tesla model) you can attract people to an idea rather than hoping they run away from another. I look forward to transitioning to vegetarianism within your workout plan while still obtaining my fitness goals.
Thanks again for making this video!