Recommended update for dirmngr 1082   
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Increase availability, efficiency, & innovation Virtual Machine Driver Pack Paravirtualized disk, network, & balloon drivers SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop Office tools that work with Windows, Mac & UNIX SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension Use your enterprise server as a workstation SUSE Embedded For stable and secure Continue Reading
          Security update for xorg-x11-server 13186   
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Increase availability, efficiency, & innovation Virtual Machine Driver Pack Paravirtualized disk, network, & balloon drivers SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop Office tools that work with Windows, Mac & UNIX SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension Use your enterprise server as a workstation SUSE Embedded For stable and secure Continue Reading
          Security update for xen 1087   
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Increase availability, efficiency, & innovation Virtual Machine Driver Pack Paravirtualized disk, network, & balloon drivers SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop Office tools that work with Windows, Mac & UNIX SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension Use your enterprise server as a workstation SUSE Embedded For stable and secure Continue Reading
          Security update for unrar 1085   
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Increase availability, efficiency, & innovation Virtual Machine Driver Pack Paravirtualized disk, network, & balloon drivers SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop Office tools that work with Windows, Mac & UNIX SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension Use your enterprise server as a workstation SUSE Embedded For stable and secure Continue Reading
          Recommended update for OpenIPMI 1083   
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Increase availability, efficiency, & innovation Virtual Machine Driver Pack Paravirtualized disk, network, & balloon drivers SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop Office tools that work with Windows, Mac & UNIX SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension Use your enterprise server as a workstation SUSE Embedded For stable and secure Continue Reading
          Security update for libxml2 1086   
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Increase availability, efficiency, & innovation Virtual Machine Driver Pack Paravirtualized disk, network, & balloon drivers SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop Office tools that work with Windows, Mac & UNIX SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension Use your enterprise server as a workstation SUSE Embedded For stable and secure Continue Reading
          Security update for bind 13185   
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Increase availability, efficiency, & innovation Virtual Machine Driver Pack Paravirtualized disk, network, & balloon drivers SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop Office tools that work with Windows, Mac & UNIX SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension Use your enterprise server as a workstation SUSE Embedded For stable and secure Continue Reading
          Security update for bind 1078   
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Increase availability, efficiency, & innovation Virtual Machine Driver Pack Paravirtualized disk, network, & balloon drivers SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop Office tools that work with Windows, Mac & UNIX SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension Use your enterprise server as a workstation SUSE Embedded For stable and secure Continue Reading
          Council to replace all parking machines for £340k to accept new £1 coin   
All 120 on-street parking machines in Oxfordshire will be replaced at a cost of £340,000 to accept the new £1 coin.
          Singtel Innov8 ต้นแบบของ Corporate VC ฝั่งเอเชีย กับบทเรียนการลงทุนในสหรัฐ-อิสราเอล   

Singtel Innov8 (อ่านว่า "อินโนเวท") เป็นหน่วยลงทุนในสังกัดของ Singtel โอเปอเรเตอร์รายใหญ่ของเอเชียจากสิงคโปร์ หน้าที่ของ Innov8 คือเป็น corporate venture capital (CVC) ที่ออกไปลงทุนในบริษัทเทคโนโลยีทั่วโลก เพื่อสนับสนุนการทำธุรกิจของ Singtel ให้มีประสิทธิภาพมากขึ้น

ในยุคที่บริษัทยักษ์ใหญ่ของไทยแทบทุกรายประกาศทำ CVC ต้องถือว่า Innov8 เป็นต้นแบบของ CVC รายแรกๆ ในภูมิภาคนี้ (เริ่มทำปี 2011) และถือเป็นรายที่ประสบความสำเร็จมากรายหนึ่งด้วย

ในโอกาสที่คุณ Edgar Hardless ซีอีโอของ Innov8 เดินทางมายังเมืองไทย Blognone ก็มีโอกาสได้สัมภาษณ์เพื่อรับทราบประสบการณ์เหล่านี้

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อะไรคือเป้าหมายของ Innov8

Innov8 เป็น corporate venture capital (CVC) ในเครือ Singtel ดังนั้นเป้าหมายในการลงทุนจึงไม่ใช่ผลกำไรเป็นตัวเงินเหมือนกับ VC ทั่วไป แต่เป็นการลงทุนเพื่อสนับสนุนธุรกิจโอเปอเรเตอร์และดิจิทัลของ Singtel ให้ก้าวหน้าต่อไปได้ เราจึงเข้าไปลงทุนในบริษัทด้านต่างๆ เช่น เทคโนโลยีเครือข่าย ระบบความปลอดภัย AI ฯลฯ เพื่อเข้าถึงและนำเทคโนโลยีเหล่านี้มาใช้กับ Singtel

การวัดผลยังไม่จำเป็นต้องกลับมาเป็นตัวเงินอย่างการขายหุ้น IPO หรือบริษัทถูกซื้อกิจการโดยยักษ์ใหญ่ แต่อาจเป็นว่าเราไปลงทุนในบริษัทเจ้าของเทคโนโลยีส่งคลื่นความถี่ cellular ที่ประหยัดพลังงานกว่าเดิม 5% เมื่อนำมาใช้กับฐานลูกค้าของ Singtel กว่า 600 ล้านคนในเอเชีย-แอฟริกา แค่นี้ก็ลดต้นทุนได้มหาศาลแล้ว

กรอบการลงทุนของ Innov8 เลือกลงทุนอย่างไร

Innov8 มีงบประมาณสำหรับลงทุน 250 ล้านดอลลาร์ ต้องบอกว่ากองทุนของเราจะมีขนาดเม็ดเงินคงที่เสมอ ต่อให้ลงทุนแล้วได้กำไรกลับมา เราก็จะนำกลับมาเติมในกองทุนให้เป็น 250 ล้านดอลลาร์เช่นเดิม (evergreen fund) ด้วยเหตุผลอย่างที่กล่าวไปแล้วว่าเป้าหมายหลักไม่ใช่ผลตอบแทนเป็นตัวเงิน แต่เป็นการลงทุนเชิงยุทธศาสตร์

ตอนนี้เรามีบริษัทที่เข้าไปลงทุนประมาณ 60 บริษัท รายชื่อบริษัทเราไม่ได้เปิดเผยทั้งหมด (มีบางส่วนบนเว็บ Innov8) สัดส่วนการลงทุนแบบคร่าวๆ คือลงทุนในสหรัฐอเมริกาประมาณ 50%, อิสราเอล 25% และที่เหลือคือในเอเชียตะวันออกเฉียงใต้ (มีบริษัทไทย 2 รายที่ไม่เปิดเผยว่าเป็นบริษัทใด)

ที่ผ่านมา บริษัทที่เราเข้าไปลงทุนสามารถเติบโตระดับ Unicorn ได้ 3 รายคือ Jasper, Rocket Wireless และ Arista ซึ่งทั้งสามรายเป็นบริษัทในสหรัฐ แต่นอกจากบริษัทระดับ Unicorn ก็ยังมีอีกหลายบริษัทที่ exit ด้วยมูลค่าที่ดี

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Edgar Hardless ซีอีโอของ Innov8

อะไรคือเหตุผลที่ Singtel เน้นการลงทุนในสหรัฐอเมริกาและอิสราเอลเป็นหลัก

กรณีของสหรัฐอเมริกาคงตรงไปตรงมา เพราะเป็นตลาดไอทีที่ใหญ่ที่สุดในโลก นวัตกรรมด้านดิจิทัลที่ก้าวหน้าที่สุดในโลกย่อมอยู่ในสหรัฐ

ส่วนอิสราเอล เหตุผลคือเป็นประเทศที่มีบริษัทสตาร์ตอัพด้าน network และ security ที่โดดเด่นมากแห่งหนึ่งของโลก ซึ่งสอดคล้องกับธุรกิจของ Singtel อยู่แล้ว

แนวคิดของ Singtel คือการนำนวัตกรรมเหล่านี้ที่เกิดในสหรัฐและอิสราเอล เข้ามาสู่ภูมิภาคเอเชียแปซิฟิก ดังนั้นเวลาเราไปคุยกับสตาร์ตอัพเหล่านี้ หลายบริษัทไม่ได้ต้องการเงินลงทุนเพียงอย่างเดียว แต่ในทางกลับกันก็สามารถใช้ประโยชน์จากเครือข่ายของ Singtel ในการเข้ามาทำตลาดเอเชียเช่นกัน ถือเป็นจุดแข็งอีกอย่างหนึ่งของเรา

มองสภาพตลาดสตาร์ตอัพในประเทศไทยอย่างไร

ในฐานะที่ Singtel Innov8 เข้ามาเกี่ยวข้องกับสตาร์ตอัพในไทยตั้งแต่แรกๆ (ผ่าน AIS ที่เป็นบริษัทในเครือ Singtel) ก็ต้องบอกว่าวงการสตาร์ตอัพไทยพัฒนาขึ้น ทั้งในเชิงคุณภาพและปริมาณ แต่เรื่องพวกนี้ต้องใช้เวลายาวนานกว่าจะเห็นผล อย่างในซิลิคอนวัลเลย์เองก็ต้องใช้เวลา 50-60 ปีกว่าจะสั่งสมมาได้ขนาดนี้ ดังนั้นต้องใจเย็นๆ

สิ่งที่แวดวงสตาร์ตอัพไทยยังขาดแคลนมากคือ ยังขาด experienced mentor หรือผู้ประกอบการที่เคยประสบความสำเร็จมาแล้ว รู้วิธีการบริหารสตาร์ตอัพ รู้วิธีการขยายตลาดไปนอกประเทศ ซึ่งประสบการณ์ของคนเหล่านี้จะเป็นประโยชน์มากต่อสตาร์ตอัพรุ่นใหม่ๆ และข้อได้เปรียบของสตาร์ตอัพในสหรัฐอเมริกาคือมีคนแบบนี้เยอะมาก คนที่เป็น serial entrepreneur ทำบริษัทสำเร็จมาแล้วหลายครั้ง

ข้อจำกัดของสตาร์ตอัพไทย และรวมถึงสตาร์ตอัพในเอเชียตะวันออกเฉียงใต้ประเทศอื่นๆ ด้วย คือยังขาด mindset ในการออกสู่ภูมิภาคนี้ เพราะตลาดประเทศเดียวไม่ใหญ่พอที่จะสร้างบริษัทขนาดใหญ่ได้ ทำธุรกิจไปถึงระดับหนึ่งแล้ว ยังไงก็ต้องพัฒนาตัวเองเป็นบริษัทระดับภูมิภาค

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ในฐานะที่ Innov8 เป็น CVC ที่ประสบความสำเร็จ มีบทเรียนอะไรอยากบอก CVC รุ่นใหม่ๆ บ้าง

สิ่งสำคัญที่สุดคือต้องรู้ตัวเองให้ชัดว่า เป้าหมายของการตั้ง CVC คืออะไรกันแน่ ทุกบริษัทที่ตั้ง CVC รู้ดีว่านวัตกรรมอยู่ภายนอกบริษัท แต่จะนำนวัตกรรมมาใช้ให้เหมาะกับธุรกิจเดิมของบริษัทอย่างไรให้เหมาะสม เป็นเรื่องที่แต่ละบริษัทต้องหาคำตอบกันเอง ดังนั้นการรู้ว่าเราต้องการอะไรจากโครงการ CVC จึงเป็นเรื่องสำคัญมาก

ในฐานะนักลงทุนด้านเทคโนโลยี คุณมองว่าเทคโนโลยีอะไรน่าจับตา

  • AR/VR เป็นเรื่องใหญ่ โดยเฉพาะ AR ที่ผสานเข้ากับโลกความจริงได้ดีกว่า VR
  • machine learning
  • การนำหุ่นยนต์มาใช้ในกระบวนการผลิต หรือที่เรียกว่า Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

          Beautician / Beauty Therapist 美容师 - Skinologies Pte. Ltd. - Orchard   
Attends to scheduled clients on time and ensure the room, machines and supplies needed are ready before the treatment....
From Indeed - Thu, 25 May 2017 07:10:10 GMT - View all Orchard jobs
          Was ist der schlechteste Song der letzten Jahre?   
Was meint ihr? Was ist der schlechteste Song? 1. Alison Gold – Chinese Food 2. Polizei NRW Rap 3. Azubis Sparda Bank – Sparda Movie Stars – “Schau uns an” 4. Azubi-Song Deutsche Bahn 5. Mc Donald’s Werbung – Tag der Ausbildung 2012
          Tibetflaggen: Generalstaatsanwalt will Fall wieder aufrollen   
Die Affäre um zwei Tibetflaggen, die bei dem Besuch des chinesischen Präsidenten Xi Jinping in Prag von pro-chinesischen Aktivisten entwendet und in die Moldau geworfen worden waren, soll wieder vor Gericht kommen. Dies forderte Generalstaatsanwalt Pavel Zeman am Freitag. Davor haben zwei Prager Gerichte…
          Stuff   
I my search for a new phone I ran into this: the Motorola RAZR V3c Phone. Does anyone have a suggestion for a new machine?
          Skin Rejuvenation With New Coming Geneo Beauty Machine   

With our Geneo beauty machine can do effective face skin care treatment to improve the face skin problem. It uses 3 in 1 technology to deep skin care for face.


          Re: Patentology: Patenting Perpetual Motion   

Mr Summerfield I am able to land in your site in search for legality to patent something and that something I just realized now that I would be breaking heads of some of our famous inventors, scientists, mathematicians and engineers and yeah it's about Perpetual Motion Machine. I know you might think this is another ******** but just wait till I'm able to fund and finished my prototype, because I will be sending you personally as soon as Its ready to Claim to be called The One And Only Perpetual Motion Machine Ever Built...

This machine will also proved everybody who stated that any such invention will have no Industrial Application because my very intention and objective of my invention is for Power Alternative Energy to replace the ever popular Solar and Wind Powers to name a few.

Let this blog of mine today, 20 May 2017 at 11.36 p.m. be an advance testimony that such machine is possible and I see now that it will be a great advancement in the field of power alternatives. I am now in the process of fabricating it and in God's Well this will be out this year, 2017.

Please text me Mr Summerfield from your personal cellphone so that I could send you a direct update - *************.


          Vivo set to unveil the X9s and X9s Plus on July 6   

Late last year, Vivo unveiled the X9 and X9 Plus. The smartphones’ claim to fame is their dual front-facing cameras, a pretty capable processor, and of course, the iPhone-ish design. Now, the Chinese brand is now ready to follow it up with the Vivo X9s and X9s Plus. While neither of its predecessors were able […]

This article, Vivo set to unveil the X9s and X9s Plus on July 6, was originally published at NoypiGeeks | Philippines Technology News, Reviews and How to's.


          Re: Patentology: Patenting Perpetual Motion   

Sure. Build an actual, working, perpetual motion machine you will not only be able to obtain a patent, you will earn fame and glory throughout the world!


          Vivo unveils under-display fingerprint scanning technology   

Last week, we’ve reported that Vivo is rumored to announce an on-screen fingerprint scanner solution at MWC Shanghai. The speculations did come to life, as the Chinese brand officially introduced the Vivo under-display fingerprint scanner. The Vivo under-display fingerprint scanning technology is based on Qualcomm’s new solution. Instead of the traditional hardware found on other devices, […]

This article, Vivo unveils under-display fingerprint scanning technology, was originally published at NoypiGeeks | Philippines Technology News, Reviews and How to's.


          Nintendo SNES Classic Edition: Play classic 16-bit games on your HD TV   

After the success of the Switch, it looks like Nintendo is aiming for their avid fans this time around. The new Nintendo SNES Classic Edition is the revived version of the classic console for the modern era. With this “new” console, Nintendo is using the nostalgia factor to their advantage. This tiny machine retains the […]

This article, Nintendo SNES Classic Edition: Play classic 16-bit games on your HD TV, was originally published at NoypiGeeks | Philippines Technology News, Reviews and How to's.


          Market - Alibaba Voice Hub Would Compete With Amazon's Echo   
Chinese tech giant Alibaba will introduce a voice-controlled device to compete with Amazon's Echo, with an official announcement coming as soon as next week. According to...
          Maintenance Tech - 2nd & 3rd Shift - Lineage Logistics - Dallas, TX   
Visually inspect and test machinery and equipment. . Responsible for the completion all maintenance service requests as assigned. Listen for unusual sounds
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          Machine Operative / General Worker - IAE - Stoke-on-Trent ST3   
This apprenticeship will run for 2 years with regular assessments and reviews culminating in the offer of a full time contract when successfully completed....
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          Teller - Part-Time - Chemical Bank - Allegan, MI   
May assist with the processing of ATM, night drop, and coin machine. The Teller is responsible for assisting customers with various types of transactions while...
From Chemical Bank - Wed, 24 May 2017 07:49:10 GMT - View all Allegan, MI jobs
          Senior Member Service Representative II - EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM EMPLOYEE - California, MD   
Helping balance and replenish the coin deposit ATM and automatic teller machines. Educating members on use of Credit Union convenience products including online...
From EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM EMPLOYEE - Sat, 01 Jul 2017 17:15:13 GMT - View all California, MD jobs
          Zerspanungsmechaniker (m/w) Schleiftechnik - Trenkwalder Deutschland - Garching bei München   
Aufbauen von Vorrichtungen Be-, Entladen und Bedienen von Maschinen und Anlagen Rüsten und Überwachen von Maschinen und Anlagen Analyse, Behebung und Meldung
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          China Completes Construction Of New Missile Shelters On Disputed South China Sea Islands   

Trump's "up and down" relationship with China may be on the precipice of taking a sharp dive into the proverbial abyss.  After frequently threatening to label China a "currency manipulator" on the campaign trail last year, Trump's relationship with China's President Xi Jinping took a decided turn for the better after a meeting at Mar-a-Lago in which China vowed to help address the "menace of North Korea" .

But apparently those efforts have officially failed:

 

And, shortly after those efforts were declared dead, the Trump administration signed a $1.3 billion arms deal with Taiwan, a deal which China has "demanded" be cancelled immediately.

Meanwhile, as the Financial Times points out today, in the midst of all the international crises, China has made great strides building out and further militarizing their disputed islands in the South China Sea.

Over the past three months, China has built four new missile shelters on Fiery Cross, boosting the number of installations on the reef to 12, according to satellite images provided to the Financial Times by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

 

China has also expanded radar facilities on Fiery Cross and two other disputed reefs — Subi and Mischief — in the Spratly Island chain, and started building underground structures that Greg Poling, director of CSIS’s Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, assesses will be used to store munitions.

 

“We haven’t seen any slowdown in construction, including since the Mar-a-Lago summit,” said Mr Poling. “The islands are built and they are clearly militarised, which means they already got over the hard part. Now every time they put in a new radar or new missile shelter, it is harder for the world to get angry. They are building a gun, they are just not putting the bullets in yet.”

 

The advances underscore how much progress China has made towards militarizing the man-made islands in ways that significantly enhance its ability to both monitor activity in the South China Sea and to project power in the western Pacific where the US has been the dominant power in the seven decades since the second world war.

Euan Graham, an Asia expert at the Lowy Institute in Sydney, said it was “not quite game over in the South China Sea” but that China had fundamentally altered the status quo over the islands that would be hard to change barring war or natural disasters.

 

“They already exert a strategic effect by projecting China’s presence much further out,” said Mr Graham. “They will not prevent the US Navy from operating in their vicinity, but they will complicate the threat environment for US ships and aircraft — by extending the [Chinese navy’s] surveillance and targeting net, as well as the envelope of power projection.”

 

Of course, these latest provocations come despite a promise made to Obama in 2015 that "China would not militarize the man-made islands"...a promise which the Obama administration apparently took at face value and proceeded to bury their heads in the sand.

During a visit to Washington, Mr Xi told Barack Obama in 2015 that China would not militarise the man-made islands, but in the intervening 20 months Beijing has stepped up construction, and now has runways that can accommodate Chinese fighter jets.

 

China’s legal claim to the seas around the maritime features is legally controversial since many were dredged out of coral and sand and thus not entitled to status as islands. But Vasily Kashin, an expert on the Chinese military at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, said the goal was never legal sovereignty but to give China forward bases from which it could patrol and exercise control in their vicinity.

 

“If you have this infrastructure in the Spratlys, it allows China to constantly monitor aircraft and ships in the South China Sea. The point is that no one will be able to do anything in the area without them seeing.”

 

Ely Ratner, an Asia expert who served in the Obama administration, said Washington had failed to craft a strategy to convince China to halt militarisation of the man-made islands. “Until China believes that there will be significant costs . . . I don’t think they have any reason to slow down,” said Mr Ratner. “They have been pushing on an open door and have been surprised at how little resistance they have faced.”

 

Critics say the Obama administration took too cautious an approach to avoid creating tensions that would hurt the ability for co-operation on other issues. Meanwhile, some experts say the Trump team has given China a relatively free pass to maximise the chances it will boost pressure on North Korea to give up its nuclear programme.

Somehow we suspect the Trump administration will end up being slightly less "accommodating" over the long term...


          US Government Prepares For 'Space Weather Event' As NASA Warns "Solar Minimum Is Coming"   

Via StockBoardAsset.com,

A new report and video out from NASA about the upcoming ‘solar minimum’ has been published. The report titled ‘Solar Minimum is Coming’ outlines every 11-years, the sun oscillates from a solar minimum to a maximum. Today, the sun is called “solar minimum,” says Dean Pesnell of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. “And it’s a regular part of the sunspot cycle”. The sun is heading towards a solar minimum where the sunspot count will be relatively low.

The report goes on to say, “while intense activity such as sunspots and solar flares subside during solar minimum, that doesn’t mean the sun becomes dull. Solar activity simply changes form”. During a solar minimum, we can expect more space weather events called coronal holes.

According to the report, coronal holes are vast regions of the sun’s atmosphere where the sun’s magnetic field opens up and allows streams of solar particles to escape the sun as fast solar wind.

Pesnell says “We see these holes throughout the solar cycle, but during solar minimums, they can last for a long time – six months or more”. Solar particles from coronal holes are then ejected towards earth’s magnetic field causing space weather events.

Space weather refers to the environmental conditions in Earth’s magnetosphere, ionosphere and thermosphere due to the Sun and the solar wind that can influence the functioning and reliability of spaceborne and ground-based systems and services or endanger property or human health.

Meanwhile, The White House in October 2016 quietly passed through an Executive Order— “Coordinating Efforts to Prepare the Nation for Space Weather Events”. 

Here is snippet of section 1 of the executive order:   

Space weather events, in the form of solar flares, solar energetic particles, and geomagnetic disturbances, occur regularly, some with measurable effects on critical infrastructure systems and technologies, such as the Global Positioning System (GPS), satellite operations and communication, aviation, and the electrical power grid. Extreme space weather events — those that could significantly degrade critical infrastructure — could disable large portions of the electrical power grid, resulting in cascading failures that would affect key services such as water supply, healthcare, and transportation. Space weather has the potential to simultaneously affect and disrupt health and safety across entire continents. Successfully preparing for space weather events is an all-of-nation endeavor that requires partnerships across governments, emergency managers, academia, the media, the insurance industry, non-profits, and the private sector.

Back in April 2017, we wrote an article titled ‘Yesterday’s Broad Power Outage Likely Caused By Geomagnetic Storm‘. While everyone thought terrorism was to blame, we correctly pointed out that large power failures in major US cities was due to an intense geomagnetic storm registering 8-10 on K-Planetary Index.

Conclusion: Our fragile nation is not adequately prepared for space weather events as highlighted in the recent Exec Order.

Frankly, this should of been done years ago, but it appears that our nation will soon deal with the consequences such as April 2017 power failures in major US-cities. Couple the solar minimum period with The Fourth Turning in the west, and we’re staring at the perfect cocktail for self-destruction of an empire. Perhaps, the downfall of America is not some external threat that the mainstream media makes you believe, but in actuality, it’s an implosion from with-in. It’s happened to the greatest empires that have attempted to rule our planet, why not now? 

Don’t believe me? Here are various minimums verse the rise and fall of Chinese Dynasties

 
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Addendum: one reader noted the deja vu divergence once again between declining sunspot activity and surging stock prices... did not end well last time...

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          Reading the Office of Legal Counsel on Emoluments: Do Super-Rich Presidents Get a Pass?    

 

I wrote last November that the Foreign Emoluments Clause “is on its face a national security provision designed to the protect the country from officers too enmeshed with foreign interests.” If the Justice Department’s recent court filing is to be believed, that protection is exceedingly limited. This new position marks a decisive break from the more conscientious approach long espoused by both the Comptroller General and the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC).

At the heart of the emoluments controversy is President Trump’s refusal to liquidate his business holdings. He has instead maintained ownership of the Trump Organization, a multibillion-dollar umbrella company with thousands of domestic and international investments, and placed the assets in a revocable trust managed by his sons Donald Trump, Jr. and Eric Trump. Trump now faces three lawsuits alleging that he is profiting from his business empire in violation of the Constitution. Three days after his inauguration, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a government accountability watchdog group, filed the first suit in the Southern District of New York. This month, two more complaints were filed by the attorneys general of Washington D.C. and Maryland and 196 congressional Democrats, in federal district courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia, respectively.

All three suits center on the meaning and scope of the Foreign Emoluments Clause, which provides that “no person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept any present, Emolument, Office or Title of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince or foreign state” (U.S. Const. art. I, § 9, cl. 8). Citing Trump's business dealings with state governments and federal agencies, such as its lease on the Old Post Office Building that now houses the Trump International Hotel, two of the suits also allege violations of the Domestic Emoluments Clause. This provision applies specifically to the president and provides that he shall receive “for his Services” a fixed compensation during his tenure and not “any other Emolument from the United States, or any of [the states]” (U.S. Const. art. II, § 1, cl. 7).

Serious procedural challenges like standing notwithstanding, given the House and Senate’s failure to address head-on the risks posed by Trump’s financial conflicts pose, the lawsuits could prove important in forcing a much-needed conversation: Is Trump taking in profits in violation of the Constitution? And just as critically, are future presidents entitled to pull a Trump—or does the Constitution dictate that they, like Jimmy Carter, must sell their family peanut farms as a condition of taking office?

No Article III court has ever rendered an opinion on how either Emoluments Clause should be interpreted, though the Supreme Court has offered interpretations of the term “emoluments” as it appears in Foreign Emoluments Clause-related statutes periodically enacted by Congress since 1881. Because of the limited judicial precedent, the internal memoranda from the Comptroller General and the Office of Legal Counsel that have been made public over the years are among the most important sources of guidance we have on emoluments issues. And though these memoranda do not directly address the question posed by the Trump business empire, making some amount of inference and legwork necessary, in critical respects they quite clearly contradict the sweeping defense that the Justice Department put forward this month in its 70-page motion to dismiss the CREW case against Trump.

The key issue in these suits—once you get behind a set of justiciability questions that may prove dispositive—is what constitutes an emolument (though with respect to the Foreign Emoluments Clause there’s also some disagreement about what kind of entity constitutes a “foreign state”). In plain English, we are looking at an exotic presidential twist on the biggest and oldest challenge to enforcing any anticorruption law: What counts? Do the forbidden “emoluments” cover only goodie boxes, blatant quid pro quo arrangements, and employment-related compensation? Or are the profits that Trump enjoys by way of his business transactions also prohibited when they come from foreign states and domestic government entities? And if the latter, more expansive definition is the appropriate one, are the profits prohibited only when the take is in excess of  “fair-market-value”—and if so, does that definition serve as a meaningful limitation when at issue are luxury goods whose value or sales may be inflated by the fact that Trump is president and the products are prominently branded with his name?

Predictably, the dispute has taken the form of a battle for the original meaning of “emoluments.” An array of historical materials support both a limited and broad definition. The two possible interpretations are well summed up by the Oxford English Dictionary, which provides two definitions dating back to the Founding: “1. Profit or gain arising from station, office, or employment . . . . 2. Advantage, benefit, comfort.”

The Justice Department, like Trump’s lawyers at Morgan Lewis, latches onto the first definition  to argue that “the Emoluments Clauses apply only to the receipt of compensation for personal services and to the receipt of honors and gifts based on official position.” That is, President Trump is precluded only from receiving benefits in exchange for services provided to a foreign state in his official capacity as president, or—and this is crucial, given the subject matter of the OLC opinions—services provided “in a capacity akin to an employee of a foreign state.”

The plaintiffs in the three suits, on the other hand, argue for the much more expansive definition. Marshaling its own set of historical evidence, CREW asserts that emoluments are "anything of value, including money, permits, approvals, tax benefits, any other benefits, and anything else monetary or nonmonetary, regardless of whether it is given in exchange for goods or services, and regardless of whether it is part of a transaction at, above, or below market rates."

A close examination of the relevant Comptroller and OLC opinions reveals that the current Justice Department is reading the Emoluments Clauses too narrowly, while CREW and the other plaintiffs are reading them too broadly. None of the opinions approves the receipt of benefits that can even arguably be attributed to the prestige or influence conferred by an office, and together they do not support the Justice Department’s claim that presidents may, as a categorical matter, collect profits from business transactions with foreign entities and domestic government entities as long as fair value is extracted on both sides. But notwithstanding the plaintiffs’ hard pull in the other direction, the opinions also suggest that presidents may in limited cases accept certain fixed benefits—as I will explain, these might be pensions from the U.S. state that used to employ them or money damages from a foreign country against which, in a past life, they successfully won a judgment. The key is that those benefits cannot be subject to foreign or domestic government manipulation or adjustment in connection with the presidential office.

This happens to be a sensible position that accords with what the opinions repeatedly underscore as the purpose of the Emoluments Clauses and the ultimate touchstone for interpreting their meaning: “to prevent corruption and foreign influence” and to bar “payments which have a potential of influencing or corrupting the integrity of the recipient.”

 

Why Language About Emoluments Is Easily Misused

A threshold issue before turning to the OLC literature is the confusion created by cherry-picking historical materials without consideration of their factual context. For example, in its motion to dismiss, the Justice Department followed the lead of some scholars in pulling some Supreme Court language that suggests the term “emoluments” applies only to salary and other duty-related benefits. Most notably, in Hoyt v. United States, 51 U.S. 109 (1850), the Court defines emoluments as “every species of compensation or pecuniary profit derived for a discharge of the duties of office” (emphasis added).

But in Hoyt, the Supreme Court was specifically asked to decide what constitutes an “emolument of office” per a statute governing Treasury Department collectors in their official capacity; the case did not require the Court to consider or rule on the existence of emoluments of other kinds. This is a key point for purposes of properly construing any Comptroller or OLC opinion that cites Hoyt and regurgitates its definition of “emoluments.” These opinions, like Hoyt, have to be read with an eye to their facts: they do not assert that “emoluments” must derive directly from discharge of duty; rather, the kind of emoluments at issue in those opinions was the kind derived for discharge of duty. As a consequence, the reliance on Hoyt in these opinions does not serve as evidence of a limiting principle for emoluments in general.

In short, as pointed out by the plaintiffs and by assorted scholars, the proper question for purposes of discerning the historical scope of “emoluments” is not whether the term could be interpreted in a restricted way, to refer only to benefits derived from discharging the duties of an office, but whether it was necessarily so interpreted at the time the Emoluments Clauses were drafted. As John Mikhail has painstakingly documented, the answer is no—and we don’t have to look at secondary sources, however authoritative (e.g., Black’s Dictionary) to draw that conclusion. Consider, for example, some of the constitutions ratified during the first of two major waves of state constitution-making in the Founding decade. Several included “common benefits clauses” that used the word “emoluments” in a way that simply defies narrow interpretation. The Pennsylvania Constitution (1776) provides: “That government is, or ought to be, instituted for the common benefit, protection and security of the people, nation or community; and not for the particular emolument of advantage of any single man, family or sett [sic] of men, who are a part only of that community[.]” Very similar language appears in the Virginia (1776), Vermont (1777), and New Hampshire (1784) constitutions. Far more elaborate historical arguments demonstrating the broad uses of the term have been presented elsewhere: see here, here and here. The bottom line is that there is an abundance of primary Founding-era material making use of the broad definition of emoluments, so it is wrong to use language from fact-bound case law to assert that the term is an inherently limited one.

 

The Plaintiffs Define “Emoluments” Too Broadly

Does that mean, as plaintiffs assert, that all types of benefits conferred on the president by foreign countries and U.S. states are prohibited emoluments? According to the Comptroller and OLC opinions, clearly not.

A number of opinions explain that officers do not need to forego fixed benefits to which they are entitled for reasons manifestly unrelated to and uninfluenced by their office. This is a common-sense interpretation of the Clauses that avoids rigidity for rigidity’s sake, where denial of benefits would do nothing to serve the Clauses’ anti-corruption, anti-influence purpose.

For instance, the Comptroller and the OLC each independently concluded that President Ronald Reagan could collect ordinary retirement benefits from California, where he had served as the state governor, without violating the Domestic Emoluments Clause’s prohibition against the receipt of “emoluments” from a State. In its 1983 opinion, the Comptroller determined that President Reagan’s pension from California “cannot be construed as being in any manner received in consequence of his possession of the Presidency.” Coming to the same conclusion in its earlier 1981 opinion, the OLC also noted that “those [retirement] benefits are not emoluments in the constitutional sense” and their receipt does not “violate the spirit of the Constitution.” To support its reasoning, the OLC in turn relied on a 1964 opinion (not published) where it similarly decided the estate of President Kennedy was entitled to the naval retirement pay that had accrued during his presidency. Interpreting the Foreign Emoluments Clause “in the light of its basic purposes and principles,” it concluded he could receive payments to which he was entitled as a matter of law “prior to his taking office.”

The same principles support allowing officers to collect on certain kinds of money judgments, even from foreign powers. In a 1955 opinion, the Comptroller decided that an attorney in the Justice Department could receive a lump sum payment and lifetime annuity from the German government for his wrongful removal from the judgeship he held before he emigrated to the United States, as provided by German indemnification legislation. The Comptroller reasoned that those payments did not constitute emoluments from his former office, but rather “represent damages payable as a direct result of a moral and legal wrong.” Turning to its “spirit of the Constitution” analysis, the Comptroller had no trouble determining the payments were not problematic: they were “obviously . . . not intended to influence him as an officer of the United States,” were made under laws not specific to him, and were not payments voluntarily made by the German government but rather mandatory indemnification required by the Allied powers. In a 1954 opinion on the same matter, the OLC came to a slightly different place—the payments were not permitted to the extent they amounted to German retiree benefits—but like the Comptroller, it found that damages intended to redress injury were not prohibited emoluments.

Note what these opinions have in common: they generally allow the officer in question to collect payments or benefits that, patently, have nothing to do with and cannot possibly have been affected by his U.S. office. That 1983 Comptroller opinion put it best, and contains a line worth repeating: President Reagan was entitled to his pension because it “c[ouldn’t] be construed as being in any manner received in consequence of his possession of the Presidency.”

Applying this general rule, it makes sense that presidents are permitted to invest in U.S. Treasury bonds; and the rule also explains why wealth management solutions like blind trusts have long been accepted as workable resolutions to problems of conflict of interest. But it certainly doesn’t provide clearance for all profits derived from discretionary, “fair-market-value” transactions where the president is obviously and individually on one end of the sale.

 

The Justice Department Defines “Emoluments” Too Narrowly

A key move in the Justice Department’s brief is to rely heavily on a point of dubious significance: it asserts that “in every published OLC or Comptroller General opinion in which proposed conduct was determined to involve prohibited emoluments, the determination involved an employment relationship (or a relationship akin to an employment relationship) with the foreign government.”

If you think about it, there’s at least one common-sense explanation for the limited precedent: In general, the government employees on whose behalf these opinions were sought probably didn’t own hotel chains, lucrative licensing agreements, or hundreds of trademarks from which they derived significant foreign-based or domestic government-based income. Their thing of value, as civil servants, was their skill set, and thus the relevant question was whether they were constitutionally permitted to lend out that skill set to foreign governments or organizations with foreign state ties for payment.

A 1986 OLC opinion written by then-Deputy Assistant Attorney General Samuel Alito cuts against the assertion that whether the profit in question is derived from employment or personal services should be, by itself, dispositive. There, Alito determined that a NASA employee could indeed accept a fee for reviewing a PhD candidate's thesis for an Australian university. To get to this conclusion, Alito made two significant moves. First, uncertain as to whether a public university should be regarded a "foreign state," Alito instead decided to turn to the features of the proposed consultancy and consider whether they "raise[d] the kind of concern . . . that motivated" the prohibition’s enactment. This marks a functional, purpose-driven approach to the question of permissible benefits. Second, he suggested the following facts weigh against finding the fee a prohibited emolument: (1) the NASA scientist was not selected because of his position with the U.S. government, (2) the fee was an ordinary amount given the service to be rendered, (3) there was no reason for the officer to have "direct contact" with the university officials, and (4) the consultancy was "limited both in time and in substantive scope," and no "continuing relationship" was anticipated.

Note that the fact the scientist would be acting in an employment or personal services capacity did not automatically render the payment an emolument. This is the key takeaway from this opinion, and it is at odds with the Justice Department’s claim that employment is the make-or-break issue when it comes to determining whether a benefit or payment is an emolument. Second, consider the implications of the first and fourth points Alito highlighted. The scientist’s selection for the job and associated payment had nothing to do with his U.S. office, which is not a conclusion that can be readily drawn about the services purchased by foreign and state government employees newly flocking to Trump International Hotel. It may suggest the permissibility of accepting profits from truly routine transactions by truly routine hotel customers, including some government diplomats—but this possibility is undercut by Alito’s reference to the extremely limited nature of the permitted relationship and transaction in question.

The Justice Department is understandably leaning hard on the idea that an emolument must be received specifically as a function of office or employment. After all, without this very specific qualification, its argument for the permissibility of accepting profits from ordinary transactions falls apart. Two OLC opinions make this clear.

A 1982 OLC opinion determined that the Foreign Emoluments Clause barred an employee of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission from working on his leave time for an American firm contracted by a Mexican government agency to review the design of a government-owned nuclear power plant. And a 1993 OLC opinion concluded that law firm partners serving as non-government advisors on the Administrative Conference of the United States could not accept partnership earnings “where some portion of that share is derived from the partnership’s representation of a foreign government” without triggering the constitutional prohibition. In the 1993 opinion, the OLC actually dismissed the argument that the conference member was not subject to the foreign government's “control” as “not decisive.” Instead, the OLC concluded that the portion of partnership profits the conference member would receive "would be a function of the amount paid to the firm by the foreign government," such that "the partnership would in effect be a conduit for that government." Acceptance of that portion of income was therefore a prohibited emolument (OLC reconsidered this opinion in 2010, but only with respect to whether the members held an “Office of . . . Trust” for purposes of the Foreign Emoluments Clause).

In these opinions, the OLC simply did not care that there was nothing out of the ordinary about the payments in these cases from a transactional or fair-market perspective. This runs contrary to the crux of the Justice Department’s argument for the innocuousness of Trump’s business-related foreign and domestic government income.

The textual kicker in all this is that even accepting the Justice Department’s insistence that “emolument” is best read to mean “profit arising from an office or employ” (Barclay’s A Complete and Universal English Dictionary on a New Plan (1774)), it doesn’t follow that all ordinary business transactions are okay: What if those transactions are, in number or value, enhanced by the prestige of the president’s office? Couldn’t the profit thereby derived then constitute “profit arising from an office or employ”? [Update, 5:17 pm: This is a line of argument that Marty Lederman compellingly and more thoroughly details here.]

It is to prevent this reading that the Justice Department argues that prohibited benefits must arise not just from the office but from the provision of services pursuant to that office. But this argument relies on a stunted conception of the power that an "Office of Profit or Trust" confers. To lift an example wholesale from Ben Wittes: If Trump owned a nondescript hotdog truck outside the White House that charged the same price for hotdogs as any other foodtruck and sold them to some incidental foreign customers, that would not be problematic under this definition of emoluments. If the truck were Trump-branded and either charged inflated prices or enjoyed inflated sales because Trump is president, and Saudi potentates lined up to put cash in his register, that would seem to constitute impermissible “profit arising from an office,” as a textual matter and in view of the historic Comptroller and OLC perspective.

At base, this is what plaintiffs are claiming—that the profits Trump is enjoying “aris[es] from” his office—so “aris[e] from” may be a definitional phrase the Justice Department is interpreting too narrowly. Trump’s status as the most powerful man in the world affects his business transactions, which are self-branded to boot. Not only is he enjoying booming business at his exclusive properties, in part thanks to foreign guests reportedly seeking to get in the president’s good graces, but he has also won Chinese trademark protection that, according to plaintiffs, he would not have received had he not become president.

Finally, on a practical note, notice the perverse upshot of the Justice Department’s fixation on employment and personal services as the place where the river divides. This assertion that payment for goods and business-related services is permissible but payment for employment and “personal services” is not means that a president can’t profit off his brain or body when it comes to cash from foreign sources or U.S. government entities, but can, without limitation, profit off the brains and bodies of those he can afford to employ in his private capacity. It’s what you might call a constitutional free pass for super-rich presidents.

The Comptroller and OLC opinions do not support such a result. They repudiate it.

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Ultimately, the Justice Department’s view of emoluments marks a departure from the public Comptroller and OLC opinions in at least two critical respects. First, the new position is a clear abrogation of the practical “spirit of the Constitution” analysis on which the Comptroller and OLC have consistently relied to ensure a stringent rather than forgiving interpretation of what constitutes an impermissible benefit or undue influence (see, e.g., 1955 Comptroller Opinion, 1981 OLC Opinion, 1983 Comptroller Opinion; see also OLC 1962, noting “the sweeping nature of the constitutional prohibition”; OLC 1980, citing 1902 Attorney General Opinion stating the Foreign Emoluments Clause is “directed against every kind of influence by foreign governments upon officers of the United States” and the “prohibition should be given the broadest possible scope and application”). Second, the Justice Department’s quite specific argument that the president can profit from employing people to do business with foreign countries and government entities in the United States amounts to a strange carve-out, one that allows extremely wealthy officers with people in their employ to cash out as they wish on the advantages that the prestige of their office confers, without any consideration whatsoever of the sources of that cash. This interpretation is flatly at odds with executive branch tradition: I have yet to see a single opinion that has permitted an officer to collect profits even arguably enhanced by the power of his office, much less categorically benefit from discretionary, price-indeterminant transactions that foreign governments and U.S. government entities may enter into at will.

Note the issues I did not address here. What is not (yet) a point of debate in these particular lawsuits is whether these constitutional provisions apply to the president at all. The Domestic Emoluments Clause applies to the president by its express terms, and in its recent motion, the Justice Department doesn’t dispute CREW's claim, or the OLC’s preexisting determination, that the more obliquely phrased Foreign Emoluments Clause applies to the president as well (and notwithstanding the occasional argument to the contrary).

In addition, as the suits proceed in federal court, we can expect much of the legal discussion to focus on jurisdictional hurdles. There’s a strong argument that the courts don’t have a role to play, and that presidential corruption rising to the level of an emoluments violation is a political question whose resolution properly lies with Congress. Though the congressional suit spearheaded by Senator Richard Blumenthal and Representative John Conyers, Jr. alleges that Trump has failed to come to Congress for requisite permission in accepting foreign emoluments, Congress’s best recourse be impeachment proceedings. (Or if it so chose, Congress could avail itself of a lot of options short of impeachment, but in the words of Charles Black, Jr., circa 1974, “what an enormous if.” Recall that the House of Representatives has the power to demand Trump’s tax returns but has not exercised it.)

But as for the substantive question of whether the Comptroller and OLC of yore would have signed off on the Justice Department’s blessing of all monies flowing in by way of business transactions, the answer is “no.”


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          Re: Foretelling Global Stock Returns, 1980-2015   
Simplegift wrote:William Bernstein has done interesting research on share dilution, summarized in his 2011 comment in The Economist:
William Bernstein wrote:In the first place, the 2% share dilution seen in the US was typical only of developed nations that had not seen their territories devastated by war. In those nations that had, dilution averaged 4% per year, and as high as 7.5% in Japan.

Further, we speculated that rapid economic growth born of technological advance was akin to physical destruction, both of which require large capital inflows from share dilution to replenish capital stock.

This was in fact confirmed a few years later by work by Speidell et al. (“Dilution is a Drag . . .” Journal of Investing, Winter 2005), who found dilution in excess of 10% per year for many Asian nations, and as high as 30% in China, which is the most likely reason for poor long-term returns of equity there.

Looking at the numbers for China (granted, an extreme example): For the decade from 1992 to 2002, China’s GDP grew by 11.5% per year. However the capitalization of Chinese equity markets grew by 39% per year, as the number of listed companies grew from 52 to 1,296. Thus the S&P price index of Chinese equities only appreciated by 3.5% a year over the decade.


The issue of share dilution is something I have never thought much about but it makes perfect sense. This is a good reason not to throw all your money at the fastest growing economies.
          Junttan Operator - Subsurface Construction Corporation - Alberta   
Experience operating a wheel loader, skid steer and pipe grapple is required. Experience operating Junttan PM22x or other Junttan machine sizes....
From Subsurface Construction Corporation - Wed, 07 Jun 2017 09:26:39 GMT - View all Alberta jobs
          Helical / Screw Piling Machine Operator - Subsurface Construction Corporation - Alberta   
Experience operating a wheel loader, skid steer and pipe grapple is required. Experience operating John Deere Excavators with Helical / Screw Piling Driveheads...
From Subsurface Construction Corporation - Wed, 07 Jun 2017 09:26:19 GMT - View all Alberta jobs
          Cinco mitos a desmontar para saber bien qué es la inteligencia artificial   

Gracias a los últimos avances en 'machine learning' y en inteligencia artificial (IA), es fácil dejar volar la imaginación y pensar en lo increíble que será el futuro. Coches automáticos, diagnósticos médicos mucho más precisos, compras 'online' completamente automatizadas mediante 'chatbots' inteligentes... Pero, ¿qué sabemos realmente sobre ella? Todos tenemos nuestra propia idea de inteligencia artificial concebida a partir de noticias, libros, películas o series de ciencia ficción. Sin embargo, esto también ha dado lugar a ciertos mitos que es necesario desmontar para entender qué es y qué supone realmente la inteligencia artificial. Inbenta, compañía española especializada en esta tecnología y en procesamiento del lenguaje natural y búsqueda semántica, los ha analizado a través de su director general en España, Julio Prada.


          Cinco mitos a desmontar para saber bien qué es la inteligencia artificial   

Gracias a los últimos avances en 'machine learning' y en inteligencia artificial (IA), es fácil dejar volar la imaginación y pensar en lo increíble que será el futuro. Coches automáticos, diagnósticos médicos mucho más precisos, compras 'online' completamente automatizadas mediante 'chatbots' inteligentes... Pero, ¿qué sabemos realmente sobre ella? Todos tenemos nuestra propia idea de inteligencia artificial concebida a partir de noticias, libros, películas o series de ciencia ficción. Sin embargo, esto también ha dado lugar a ciertos mitos que es necesario desmontar para entender qué es y qué supone realmente la inteligencia artificial. Inbenta, compañía española especializada en esta tecnología y en procesamiento del lenguaje natural y búsqueda semántica, los ha analizado a través de su director general en España, Julio Prada.


          Cinco mitos a desmontar para saber bien qué es la inteligencia artificial   

Gracias a los últimos avances en 'machine learning' y en inteligencia artificial (IA), es fácil dejar volar la imaginación y pensar en lo increíble que será el futuro. Coches automáticos, diagnósticos médicos mucho más precisos, compras 'online' completamente automatizadas mediante 'chatbots' inteligentes... Pero, ¿qué sabemos realmente sobre ella? Todos tenemos nuestra propia idea de inteligencia artificial concebida a partir de noticias, libros, películas o series de ciencia ficción. Sin embargo, esto también ha dado lugar a ciertos mitos que es necesario desmontar para entender qué es y qué supone realmente la inteligencia artificial. Inbenta, compañía española especializada en esta tecnología y en procesamiento del lenguaje natural y búsqueda semántica, los ha analizado a través de su director general en España, Julio Prada.


          GeekList Item: Item for Geeklist "3 Day Auction (shipping $10 total no matter how many games you win)"    

by RobRicky

An item Board Game: Warmachine: High Command has been added to the geeklist 3 Day Auction (shipping $10 total no matter how many games you win)
          دانلود بازی Micro Machines World Series برای PC   

بازی Micro Machines World Series در سبک ورزشی و ماشین سواری می باشد که توسط استودیو Codemasters طراحی و منتشر شده است. در این بازی، رقابتی متفاوت را تجربه خواهید کرد، چندین کاراکتر در بازی وجود دارد که هریک از آن ها دارای توانایی های منحصر به فرد و ماشین مخصوص به خود می باشند علاوه بر آن هریک از کاراکترها از نوعی قدرت خاص برخوردار هستند که به کمک آن می توانند حریفان را از میدان رقابت خارج کنند. این بازی شامل دو حالت تک نفره و چندنفره می باشد، در بخش چندنفره یا آنلاین می توانید با تعداد ۱۲ نفر دیگر به رقابت بپردازید همچنین حالتی به نام TEAM-PLAY در این بخش وجود دارد که شما می توانید با دوستان خود تیم تشکیل داده و با سایر کاربران جهانی این بازی هیجان انگیز به رقابت بپردازید و نام خود را به عنوان افسانه ای بزرگ در تاریخ بازی ثبت کنید. تاریخ انتشار Jun 29, 2017 بستر های نرم افزاری مورد نیاز PC زبان ENG ژانر مسابقه‌ای کمپانی منتشرکننده Codemasters حجم فایل ۱.۸۴ گیگابایت امتیاز بازی ( Metacritic ) — از ۱۰۰ ..

نوشته دانلود بازی Micro Machines World Series برای PC اولین بار در فایل نیکو پدیدار شد.


          Machinist - Elkhart Products Corporation - Geneva, IN   
Knowledge of feeds and speeds for metalworking. Monitoring the feed and speed of machines during the machining process. Elkhart Products Corporation....
From Indeed - Fri, 09 Jun 2017 12:37:17 GMT - View all Geneva, IN jobs
          Machinist - Cal Weld, Inc. - San Jose, CA   
Works with a wide variety of materials, selecting speeds, feeds, and tooling to efficiently machine any part assigned to this position....
From Indeed - Tue, 16 May 2017 13:32:24 GMT - View all San Jose, CA jobs
          Machinist - Alevo Inc - Concord, NC   
• Monitor and control feed rate and speed. • Concert path, speed and feed information into a set of instructions for machine tool. DEPARTMENT/TEAM:....
From Alevo Inc - Thu, 01 Jun 2017 17:20:36 GMT - View all Concord, NC jobs
          Machinist - Blue Origin, LLC - Kent, WA   
Adjust feeds and speeds, as required. As part of a small team, you’ll machine and fabricate flight vehicle components....
From Blue Origin, LLC - Thu, 18 May 2017 23:31:17 GMT - View all Kent, WA jobs
          Machinist - Varel International - Carrollton, TX   
Starts machine, turns handwheel to feed tool in workpiece or vice versa, and engages automatic feeding device....
From Indeed - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:07:14 GMT - View all Carrollton, TX jobs
          Machinist - Triumph Group - Windsor, CT   
Makes standard shop computations relating to dimensions of work, tooling, feeds, and speeds; Sets up and operates a variety of machine tools such as CNC and...
From triumph group - Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:42:51 GMT - View all Windsor, CT jobs
          Machinist - Triumph Group, Inc. - Windsor, CT   
Makes standard shop computations relating to dimensions of work, tooling, feeds, and speeds; Sets up and operates a variety of machine tools such as CNC and...
From Triumph Group, Inc. - Wed, 31 May 2017 18:13:53 GMT - View all Windsor, CT jobs
          Machinist - Remmele Engineering - New Brighton, MN   
Set up machines and equipment, assuring appropriate feeds and speeds, stops, clamps, fixtures and tooling are selected....
From Remmele Engineering - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 08:10:16 GMT - View all New Brighton, MN jobs
          Machinist - General Atomics and Affiliated Companies - Tupelo, MS   
Determines cutting or grinding tools to be used, method of holding, and machine speeds and feeds. Regular/Temp:....
From General Atomics and Affiliated Companies - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:13:26 GMT - View all Tupelo, MS jobs
          Machinist - J. Josephson - South Hackensack, NJ   
Participate in new equipment, modifications or special projects Machine parts to specification using machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, shapers and...
From J. Josephson - Sun, 04 Jun 2017 17:18:07 GMT - View all South Hackensack, NJ jobs
          Machinist - JBT Corporation - Russellville, AR   
Monitor machine while working to adjust the feed, maintain temperature and identify issues. Pos....
From JBT Corporation - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:35:23 GMT - View all Russellville, AR jobs
          A: Knappe Desktop i3 3220 / 8Gb DDR3 / 500Gb - € 109,-   
Knappe Desktop PC. Lichte gebruikssporen maar in zeer goede staat. Stofvrij en voorzien van verse thermische pasta. Perfecte kantoor/surf/game machine, er kan zeer eenvoudig een Gaming Videokaart ingezet worden. Komt met legitieme nieuwe en geactiveerde installatie van Windows 10 Pro Nederlands (Creators Edition). Processor i3 3220 / 3.3 GHz / 2 Core - 4 Threads Geheugen 8 GB Dual Channel DDR3...
          Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) : Use field machine name instead of trimmed label for the mapping configuration   

I am unable to select the correct fields in the "PROVISIONING FROM DRUPAL TO LDAP MAPPINGS" for "Source Drupal User Attribute" because the select only shows the first 17 characters of the field labels and there are fields with matching first 17 characters. Also, it does not make sense to show the field labels instead of the field machine names. That page is only for the admins. The labels can be in any language that the admin/site builder does not speak, they can even use non-Latin characters, which can make very difficult to select the correct ones even if the first 17 characters are different.

I thought I can easily solve it by selecting "-- user token --" and using tokens with the machine name of the fields, like [field.field_mobile_number], but then I get a warning and a notice for every empty field when it tries to provision the user.


          Software Contract Engineer - Ikvox - Hyderabad, Telangana   
Hioxindia.com, Amazon Cloudfront etc. Looking to port video played on my local machine to remote network, so that anyone could view it from the public link.... ₹15,000 a month
From Indeed - Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:07:41 GMT - View all Hyderabad, Telangana jobs
          Drupal Commerce: Checkout button missing from custom cart form view   

I made a custom cart form view for my order type, but it is missing the checkout button when I use it.

This is because commerce_checkout_form_alter() is looking specifically for a view with machine name starting with "commerce_cart_form". So if you name your view starting with this when you create it it works, but if you don't know to do that then you can't checkout.


          Creative Director - Sq1 - Portland, OR   
You will ensure the creative team works like a well-oiled machine, while meeting deadlines and leading us to the top of the new business food chain....
From Sq1 - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:30:44 GMT - View all Portland, OR jobs
          Lead Talent Sourcer/Manager - Grassbridge Recruiting - Las Vegas, NV   
This person’s main responsibility initially will be to hone and further develop our internal sourcing machine.... $65,000 - $85,000 a year
From Indeed - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:15:51 GMT - View all Las Vegas, NV jobs
          GRATIS 4GB SD! Nieuwe 3G 5 inch smartphone Android 6.0 THL T6C 1gb/8gb E 69   

Dit weekend tot en met zondag 2 juli GRATIS 4GB kingston SD kaartje bij deze telefoon... nu is de tijd om te kopen!  Zie onze CAMERA demo van deze telefoon in het volgende filmpje: https://youtu.be/x001uZZgJwU opgenomen aan de Amstel in Amsterdam

Prima telefoon voor heel weinig geld... Met: gratis hardplastic beschermhoesje en screensaver! 1 jaar garantie, incl. btw en bijdrage thuiskopie, Geen E 89 maar slechts E 69  bij computerstunt.nl! Wireless updates naar versie 23 december 2016!. Alles erop en eraan, het scherm is scherp genoeg (en gebruikt weinig stroom), GPS en geluid zijn echt goed te noemen zeker voor deze prijs!

Review (android 5.1 versie) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npiG1B9jyx4

Als toegift nog eentje: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTTv6IkuMHk

Zoals bij veel telefoons zijn de updates makkelijk uit te voeren: Instellingen-Over deze telefoon-Wireless update!

Main Features:

Color: Navy Blue
Display: 5.0 inch 854x480 IPS FWVGA Screen
CPU: MTK6580 Quad Core 1.3GHz  
GPU: Mali-400MP   
System: Android 6.0  
RAM + ROM: 1GB RAM +    8GB ROM. TF card up to 32GB 
Camera: Back camera 5.0MP ( interpolated to 8.0MP ) with flashlight and auto focus +    front camera 0.3MP ( interpolated to 2.0MP ) 
Sensor: Gravity sensor, Proximity sensor, Light sensor  
Bluetooth: 4.0  
Features: GPS, WiFi  
SIM Card: Dual SIM dual standby, one is standard SIM card, and the other is Micro SIM card  
Network:
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz  
3G: WCDMA 850/2100MHz Brand: Thl   
Type: 3G Smartphone   
OS: Android 6.0   
Service Provide: Unlocked   
Languages: English, Spanish, Italian, Russian, German, French, Hebrew, Hungarian, Greek, Portuguese, Afrikaans, Malay, Catalonian, Czech, Danish, Croatian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Dutch, Polish, Norwegian, Romanian, Romansh, Slovak, Slovenian, Finnish, Swedish, Swahili, Vietnamese, Turkish, Zulu, Bulgarian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Arabic, Hindi, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Eesti, Filipino   
SIM Card Slot: Dual SIM,Dual Standby   
SIM Card Type: Micro SIM Card,Standard SIM Card CPU: MTK6580   
Cores: 1.3GHz,Quad Core   
GPU: Mali-400 MP   
RAM: 1GB RAM   
ROM: 8GB   
External Memory: TF card up to 32GB (not included) Wireless Connectivity: 3G,Bluetooth 4.0,GPS,GSM   
WIFI: 802.11b/g/n wireless internet   
Network type: GSM+WCDMA   
3G: WCDMA 850/2100MHz   
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz Screen type: Capacitive   
Screen size: 5.0 inch   
Screen resolution: 854 x 480 (FWVGA) Camera type: Dual cameras (one front one back)   
Back-camera: 5.0MP ( interpolated to 8.0MP )   
Front camera: 0.3MP ( interpolated to 2.0MP )   
Video recording: Yes   
Flashlight: Yes Picture format: BMP,GIF,JPEG,PNG   
Music format: AAC,MP3,WAV   
Video format: 3GP,AVI,MP4   
Games: Android APK I/O Interface: 1 x Micro SIM Card Slot,1 x Standard SIM Card Slot,3.5mm Audio Out Port,Micro USB Slot,TF/Micro SD Card Slot   
Bluetooth Version: V4.0   
Sensor: Ambient Light Sensor,Gravity Sensor,Proximity Sensor   
Additional Features: 3G,Alarm,Bluetooth,Browser,Calculator,Calendar,E-book,FM,GPS,MP3,MP4,People,Sound Recorder,Wi-Fi Battery Capacity (mAh): 1 x 1900mAh   
Battery Type: Li-ion Battery Cell Phone: 1   
Power Adapter: 1   
USB Cable: 1   
Back Case : 1   
English Manual : 1 Product size: 14.39 x 7.16 x 0.82 cm / 5.67 x 2.82 x 0.32 inches   
Package size: 18.00 x 12.00 x 6.00 cm / 7.09 x 4.72 x 2.36 inches   
Package weight: 0.468 kg


          XEON 8 THREAD X5550 PC 4GB/120GB SSD/DVDRW/Geforce 710 1GB E 339   

Alleen bij Computerstunt.nl een nieuwe XEON machine nu in alternatieve uitvoering! Dit is een server processor die sneller is dan de i7 920 en nog iets zuiniger ook!! Voor u uitgevoerd in een mooie compacte behuizing. Deze computer komt met Windows 10 Home 64 bits voorinstallatie (geen licentie, geen DVD)! Nieuw in doos met 1 jaar garantie.

Intel Xeon X5550 processor Quad Core met hyperthreading betekent dat uw PC 8 threads kan verwerken, het systeem laat dan ook 8 processoren zien! Een processor voor jarenlange betrouwbare rekenkracht! Prima PC met topcomponenten voor jarenlang computerplezier, nu wel heel voordelig bij Computerstunt! Met OEM mainboard incl. gblan, 4 x SATA, sound, USB  8 poorten aan achterzijde, 2 poorten aan voorzijde. Met 4 GB DDR3 geheugen en een SSD van 120GB (5 x sneller dan conventionele harddisk) plus een dual layer DVD brander. Deze computer is helemaal af met plaatsing van een losse videokaart MSI passief gekoeld NVIDIA GT 710 1GB met DVI, VGA en HDMI aansluiting... Voor u geassembleerd in een mooie pianolak minitoren met 450 watt voeding met 12 cm fan.

Uitstekende computer voor zwaarder gebruik, nu voor wel heel weinig geld bij Computerstunt.nl! Nieuw in doos met 1 jaar garantie.

 

Intel XEON X5550 8 thread Benchmark

This chart comparing CPU benchmarks is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily. The CPU you selected has been found and highlighted from amongst the high, medium and low end CPU charts. If you would like to select a different CPU type please return to the CPU List.

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          NIEUWE DUAL CORE AMD multimedia home PC 2GB/32GB SSD/IDE E 159!!   

Nieuwste MINT.. Let op eerste filmpje is met 3GB geheugen, maar dat maakt voor licht gebruik helemaal niets uit... ook niet bij 64 bits...Youtube: https://youtu.be/XB_UjkW81H8 Als u het niet gelooft... er is ook een eerdere versie (meer technisch met geheugengebruik e.d.)...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztNmHQvp7Ig&t

BEST BUY VOOR DE LAAGSTE PRIJS! Dit model komt nieuw in doos nu supervoordelig ALLEEN bij ons echt laag geprijsd voor maar E 159, grote partij nog volop verkrijgbaar, exclusief bij computerstunt.nl... Perfecte snelle computer inclusief LINUX MINT voorinstallatie.

Bij mediamarkt koopt u voor E 329 een Medion PC Met Celeron 3050, http://www.mediamarkt.nl/nl/product/_medion-akoya-e2008-f-1444866.html de processor is half zo snel als de A4-3300, dan is die machine ook nog voorzien van traditionele harde schijf, wat hem nog eens de helft langzamer maakt... Dus dubbele prijs voor ongeveer een kwart van de snelheid? Begrijpt u het nog.... Grote prijsverschil is Windows 10 (U kunt bij ons kiezen voor gratis Linux) en een 1tb harddisk, dus wel een schat aan opslag.... Het is maar waar je voor kiest... Een SSD maakt een PC echt een stuk sneller!!

De A4-3300 komt inclusief DirectX 11 Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6410D, geschikt voor alledaags gebruik en veel niet al te zware games!

* Nu update: De DVI uitgang op dit mainboard geeft met een HDMI verloopje ook het HD geluid door! Echt supercool... verloopje is los te bestellen... zie de demo op youtube: https://youtu.be/Dv25qMQ8PxU

Verder in deze computer een mooi mainboard OEM met lan, usb, sound, VGA+DVI aansluiting, alles on board (standaard met surround view, dus u kunt twee verschillende beelden aansturen op DVD en VGA), en met PCI express slot zodat u voor weinig geld een gamers computer kunt maken, 32 GB SSD (tot 5 keer sneller dan een conventionele harde schijf) en 2 GB DDR3 geheugen in dual channel. Deze computer wordt voor u geassembleerd en getest in een compacte behuizing met 400 watt voeding. Alleen bij ons nieuw in doos met 1 jaar garantie voor een zeer aantrekkelijke prijs!

Naar wens te configureren met meer geheugen, een DVD brander, meer opslag of een losse videokaart!

AMD-s Accelerated Processing Units (APU) combine a multi-core CPU and discrete-level GPU on a single power-efficient chip enabling vivid HD entertainment, blazing-fast Internet browsing and accelerated media applications.

With desktop PCs based on VISION Technology you can enjoy rich, smooth performance in a quiet-running, energy-efficient system. Experience smooth, skip-free HD playback and discover impressive speed and performance in everyday applications.

Get near HD-quality from standard DVDs, play casual games and convert video files to mobile devices easily with the innovative AMD Dual-Core A4 Series Accelerated Processor.

AMD FM1 A4-3300 CORE, PASSMARK BENCHMARKS!

This chart comparing CPU benchmarks is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily. The CPU you selected has been found and highlighted from amongst the high, medium and low end CPU charts. If you would like to select a different CPU type please return to the CPU List.

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          ACER complete compacte INTEL PC met Windows 10, renewed, SSD versie!! E 222   

LAAGSTE PRIJS INCL. LEGALE WINDOWS 10!! Het is fijn computeren met deze ACER compacte home/office computer, geen E 349 maar slechts E 222. Met nieuwe SSD in plaats van HDD en nieuwe, schone windows 10 installatie, de harddisk is vervangen voor een 5 keer snellere SSD! Incl. 4GB (2 x 2 GB) geheugen en 60GB SSD.. renewed, ziet er als nieuw uit en komt compleet met muis en toetsenbord en Windows 10 Home voorinstallatie... NB: heeft 2 HDMI aansluitingen dus niet geschikt voor VGA/DVI monitor als u geen verloopstekkers hebt... Compleet in doos.... 1 jaar garantie carry in. Tegen meerprijs plaatsen wij een grotere SSD. DEMO van deze machine: https://youtu.be/5M5QY9ZsAw8

Maximize your creativity and your desk space.

The Acer Aspire desktop will astonish you with excellent performance and rich features in a small factor design. Measuring one third the size of a traditional desktop PC, this Aspire packs  a dual core Intel processor, good amount of memory and superfast SSD to tackle your everyday needs from home computing to multimedia entertainment. This feature-loaded model also comes equipped with USB 3.0 ports and HDMI output, allowing you to make better use of your high speed peripherals and large format flat panel display.

General information

Fits in Well

Easy to place, easy to set up: Whether on a bookcase shelf, in a corner of your desk, or tucked underneath, this compact PC just fits. It's perfect for storing movies and media, as a gaming or learning machine in the kids' room, or as a homework tool for students in cramped dorms.

General information

Full Power

Handle tasks, watch video, play casual games, and keep in touch with friends - all easy with powerful yet power efficient Intel processor and generous amount of memory. Press the power button and command your world. (Monitor not included)

General information

HD Fun

Wonderfully compact - and greatly entertaining - the Aspire X Series is your high-definition multimedia center. You can easily take the multimedia experience to your big screen, thanks to the HDMI port built into every Aspire X Series desktop. (Monitor not included)

General information

Expandable Design

Easily transfer media from your digital devices using the front-mounted card reader or speedy rear USB 3.0 port. You can also create great home videos or backup data and files with the DVD Super Multi drive.

 

Type
    Student / Home Office

Form Factor
    Slim/Small form factor

Usage
    Consumer

Colors
    Black

Processor
    Intel Celeron N3050 1.6 GHz

Processor Main Features
    64 bit Dual Core Processor

Cache Per Processor
    2 MB L2 Cache

Memory
    4 GB (2 x 2) DDR3L SO Dimm

Storage
    60 GB SSD

Optical Drive
    DVD-Writer

Graphics
    Intel HD Graphics

Ethernet
    Gigabit Ethernet

Power Supply
    65W

Operating System
    Windows 10 Home 64-Bit

CPU

CPU Type
    Celeron

CPU Speed
    N3050 (1.60 GHz)

L2 Cache Per CPU
    2 MB

CPU Main Features
    64 bit Dual Core Processor

Graphics

GPU/VGA Type
    Intel HD Graphics

Graphics Interface
    Integrated video

Memory

Memory Capacity
    4 GB DDR3L

Memory Slot (Total)
    2

Maximum Memory Supported
    8 GB

Storage

HDD
    500 GB

HDD Interface
    SATA III

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type
    DVD?RW

Optical Drive Spec
    DVD-Writer

Communications

LAN Speed
    10/100/1000Mbps

Back Panel Ports

Video Ports
    1 HDMI

Rear USB
    2 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0 (Front and rear total)

RJ45
    1 port

Expansion

PCI Slots (Available/Total)
    1 Mini PCI Express Slot

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions (H x W x D)
    10.50" x 3.90" x 14.60" (27 x 10 x 37 cm)
Weight 11.24 lbs.

 


          Maak zelf af! IVY BRIDGE Dual Core Upgrade-PC All-in-1 voor DDR3 / SATA3/HDMI   

Heel laag geprijsd... upgraden was nog nooit zo voordelig!! Bij Computerstunt.nl kost deze mooie IVY BRIDGE upgradeset maar E 119. Onderdelen die u toevoegt worden gratis ingebouwd (behalve een harde schijf, om thuiskopierecht te omzeilen)! Harde schijf/SSD erbij en draaien maar (vanaf USB te installeren), of bouw er nog een DVDrom/-brander bij!

ECHT een leuke 2586 PASSMARK punten machine... Nieuwe barebone PC met IVY Bridge processor. Verder in deze barebone een mooi OEM mainboard met VGA en HDMI aansluiting, lan, usb, SATA3, sound, alles on board.
Alles geassembleerd en getest in een mooie compacte pianolak minitoren met 400 watt voeding.

Als je een aardig maar wat ouder bakkie hebt staan is dit de ultieme kans om een nieuwe computer te maken voor weinig geld... Wij hebben een mooie compacte pianolak kast plus 400 watt voeding voor je, met al ingebouwd een All-in-1 moederbord, met in de socket een snelle G1620 2 x 2,7 ghz  processor en een koeler, zodat je geen risico loopt dat je die verkeerd monteert!! Geheel compleet met 16x PCI express slot,Intel HD Graphics 4000 beeldkaart in de processorkern, met VGA en HDMI aansluiting voor twee beeldschermen, HD 5.1 soundcard on board, LAN en USB 2.0 (4x on board en 2x in de kast.

Dus samen met een harde schijf/ SSD (SATA) SATA3 geheugen en eventueel een SATA optical drive heb je in een mum van tijd een up to date snel systeem gebouwd!! Voor de Gamers is er een mogelijkheid een mooie PCI Express kaart te plaatsen.

NB: wij leveren deze upgradeset zonder extra kabels, dus geen powercord en geen SATA kabel voor uw harde schijf of SATA speler/brander. Uiteraard zijn de kabels wel erbij te bestellen.

Ivy Bridge G1620 Benchmark

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          IVY BRIDGE G1620 Gloednieuw, tray, ACTIE op=op   
General information

Type CPU / Microprocessor
Market segment Desktop
Family Intel Celeron Dual-Core
Model number  ?  G1620
CPU part numbers
  • CM8063701445001 is an OEM/tray microprocessor
  • BX80637G1620 is a boxed processor with fan and heatsink (English version)
  • BXC80637G1620 is a boxed processor with fan and heatsink (Chinese version)
Frequency  ?  2700 MHz
Low power frequency 1600 MHz
Bus speed  ?  5 GT/s DMI
Clock multiplier  ?  27
Package 1155-land Flip-Chip Land Grid Array
Socket Socket 1155 / H2 / LGA1155
Size 1.48" x 1.48" / 3.75cm x 3.75cm
Introduction date January 20, 2013
End-of-Life date Last order date for consumer processors is Jun 26, 2015
Last shipment date for consumer tray processors is Dec 04, 2015
Price at introduction $52
S-spec numbers
Part number ES/QS processors Production processors
QDCZ SR10L
BX80637G1620 +
BXC80637G1620 +
CM8063701445001 + +
Architecture / Microarchitecture
Microarchitecture Ivy Bridge
Processor core  ?  Ivy Bridge
Core stepping  ?  P0 (SR10L)
Manufacturing process 0.022 micron
Data width 64 bit
The number of CPU cores 2
The number of threads 2
Floating Point Unit Integrated
Level 1 cache size  ?  2 x 32 KB 8-way set associative instruction caches
2 x 32 KB 8-way set associative data caches
Level 2 cache size  ?  2 x 256 KB 8-way set associative caches
Level 3 cache size 2 MB 8-way set associative shared cache
Physical memory 32 GB
Multiprocessing Not supported
Features
  • MMX instructions
  • SSE / Streaming SIMD Extensions
  • SSE2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 2
  • SSE3 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
  • SSSE3 / Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
  • SSE4 / SSE4.1 + SSE4.2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 4  ? 
  • EM64T / Extended Memory 64 technology / Intel 64  ? 
  • NX / XD / Execute disable bit  ? 
  • VT-x / Virtualization technology  ? 
Low power features Enhanced SpeedStep technology  ? 
Integrated peripherals / components
Integrated graphics GPU Type: HD (Ivy Bridge)
Microarchitecture: Gen 7
Base frequency (MHz): 650
Maximum frequency (MHz): 1050
The number of supported displays: 3
Memory controller The number of controllers: 1
Memory channels: 2
Supported memory: DDR3-1333
Maximum memory bandwidth (GB/s): 21.3
Other peripherals
  • Direct Media Interface 2.0
  • PCI Express 2.0 interface
Electrical / Thermal parameters
Maximum operating temperature  ?  105?C (junction)
Thermal Design Power  ?  55 Watt

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          Mulgrew Miller: “Living in the Shadows of Giants”   

© -Steven Cerra, copyright protected; all rights reserved.


“Don’t cross a bridge to get home or to work:” I guess the expression contains more than a hint of caution and admonition, especially if you’ve lived some time in the San Francisco Bay area and seen the nightmarish traffic back-ups a closed bridge can cause on the local, television news.

Thankfully, I never experienced such a delay in all the years I lived and worked in San Francisco,

But I sure caught a taste of what such an experience would be like as I was headed north back to the Oakland, CA airport to catch a return flight to my relocated home in southern California following some business appointments in the Silicon Valley.

A major accident on the Bay Bridge between San Francisco and Oakland had caused a traffic back-up so serious that it extended south on US 880 to about 10 miles below the airport.

The was no alternative and plenty of later flights so I just relaxed and turned on the FM-Jazz station while I waited things out in the rental car that was crawling along at death-defying speed of 3 MPH.

The radio broadcast that I tuned into was an interview with pianist Mulgrew Miller who was appearing through the upcoming weekend with his trio at Yoshi’s Jazz Club located on a portion of the waterfront which the City of Oakland had reclaimed from surplus shipping docks and refurbished into a lovely commercial-cum-residential area.

I knew of Mulgrew’s work through recordings he had made during his long association with drummer Tony Williams’ quintet in the 1980s and 1990s, but I had never heard him play in person.

He sounded very warm and cordial during the radio interview and I thought, “Well, at the rate things are going with the crawling traffic, maybe I’ll just book into a local hotel and catch one of Mulgrew’s sets at Yoshi’s.”

Of all the remarks Mulgrew made during the exchange with the interviewer, one stayed with me: “It’s tough to get any recognition as a Jazz musician today because we are living in the shadow of Giants.”

This is not verbatim, but earlier in his talk, Mulgrew had said that many of the pianists  during the bebop era, for example Al Haig, Joe Albany, Dodo Marmarosa, John Lewis, and even some pianists during the later hard bop era like Sonny Clark, Horace Silver and Walter Bishop, Jr., were not original stylists.

They basically played in the manner of Bud Powell and gained a certain measure of recognition and approval for being able to do so.

But musicians like himself, who continue in this bebop piano tradition and perhaps add some of the newer influences like Ahmad Jamal, McCoy Tyner or Keith Jarrett to their approach get little respect because we are not “… the next Bud Powell or Art Tatum or Bill Evans.”

“Why? Not all of us can be giants like Bud and Art or Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. We are doing our part to keep the Jazz tradition alive and even move it forward a little, but we get little respect for what we do accomplish and put down for what we don’t.”


None of this was conveyed with animosity by Mulgrew, but you could certainly sense his disappointment and his displeasure.

The interview then trailed off and was replaced by the playing of one of Mulgrew’s recordings in its entirety.

By some miracle I was just pulling into the hired car parking lot when the interviewer returned so I did not get to hear the rest of Mulgrew’s talk.

The following year The Mulgrew Miller Trio Live at Yoshi’s was issued as a double CD on MaxJazz [[MXJ 212/208] and I picked up a copy along with the March 1, 2005 edition of Downbeatin which the following article about Mulgrew by Ted Panken appeared.

Mulgrew passed away on May 28, 2013 and the editorial staff at JazzProfiles thought it might be nice to remember him on these pages with a reprint of his Downbeat interview and the Nat Chinen obituary that was published in The New York Times.  

Copyright © Downbeat/Ted Panken/2005 Bell & Howell Information and Learning Company. All rights reserved.

Mulgrew Miller: No Apologies 

“Ironies abound in the world of Mulgrew Miller. On the one hand, the 49-year-old pianist is, as Eric Reed pointed out, "the most imitated pianist of the last 25 years." On the other, he finds it difficult to translate his exalted status into full-blown acceptance from the jazz business.

"It's a funny thing about my career," Miller said. "Promoters won't hire my band, but they'll book me as a sideman and make that the selling point of the gig. That boggles my mind."

Miller would seem to possess unsurpassed qualifications for leadership. As the 2004 trio release Live At Yoshi's (MaxJazz) makes evident, no pianist of Miller's generation brings such a wide stylistic palette to the table. A resolute modernist with an old-school attitude, he's assimilated the pentagonal contemporary canon of Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea and Keith Jarrett, as well as Woody Shaw's harmonic innovations, and created a fluid personal argot.

His concept draws on such piano-as-orchestra signposts as Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Ahmad Jamal and Erroll Garner, the "blowing piano" of Bud Powell, the disjunctive syncopations and voicings of Thelonious Monk, and the melodic ingenuity of gums like Hank Jones, Tommy Flanagan and Cedar Walton. With technique to burn, he finds ways to conjure beauty from pentatonics and odd intervals, infusing his lines with church and blues strains and propelling them with a joyous, incessant beat.


"I played with some of the greatest swinging people who ever played jazz, and I want to get the quality of feeling I heard with them," Miller said. "It's a sublime way to play music, and the most creative way to express myself. You can be both as intellectual and as soulful as you want, and the swing beat is powerful but subtle. I think you have to devote yourself to it exclusively to do it at that level."

Consequential apprenticeships with the Mercer Ellington Orchestra, Betty Carter, Johnny Griffin and Shaw launched Miller's career. A 1983-'86 stint with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers put his name on the map, and he cemented his reputation during a long association with Tony Williams' great cuspof-the-'90s band, a sink-or-swim environment in which Miller thrived, playing, as pianist Anthony Wonsey recalls, "with fire but also the maturity of not rushing."

By the mid '80s, Miller was a fixture on
New York's saloon scene. Later, he sidemanned extensively with Bobby Hutcherson, Benny Golson, James Moody and Joe Lovano, and from 1987 to 1996 he recorded nine trio and ensemble albums for Landmark and RCANovus.

Not long after his 40th birthday, Miller resolved to eschew club dates and one-offs, and to focus on his own original music. There followed a six-year recording hiatus, as companies snapped up young artists with tenuous ties to the legacy of hardcore jazz.

"I won't call any names," Miller says, "but a lot of people do what a friend of mine calls 'interview music.' You do something that's obviously different, and you get the interviews and a certain amount of attention. Jazz is part progressive art and part folk art, and I've observed it to be heavily critiqued by people who attribute progressivity to music that lacks a folk element. When Charlie Parker developed his great conception, the folk element was the same as Lester Young and the blues shouters before him. Even when Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane played their conceptions, the folk element was intact. But now, people almost get applauded if they don't include that in their expression. If I reflected a heavy involvement in Arnold Schoenberg or some other ultra-modern composers, then I would be viewed differently than I am. Guys who do what I am doing are viewed as passé.

"A lot of today's musicians learn the rudiments of playing straight-ahead, think they've got it covered, become bored, and say, 'Let me try something else,'" Miller continued. "They develop a vision of expanding through different areas - reggae here, hip-hop there, blues here, soul there, classical music over here and being able to function at a certain level within all those styles. Rather than try to do a lot of things pretty good, I have a vision more of spiraling down to a core understanding of the essence of what music is."

This being said, Miller-who once wrote a lovely tune called "Farewell To Dogma" -continues to adhere to the principle that "there is no one way to play jazz piano and no one way that jazz is supposed to sound." He is not to be confused with the jazz police. His drummer, Karriem Riggins, has a second career as a hip-hop producer, and has at his fingertips a lexicon of up-to-the-second beats. When the urge strikes, bassist Derrick Hodge might deviate from a walking bass line to slap the bass Larry Graham style. It's an approach familiar to Miller, who grew up in
Greenwood, Miss., playing the music of James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Al Green in various Upper Delta cover bands.

"It still hits me where I live," he says. "It's Black music. That's my roots. When I go home, they all know me as the church organist from years ago, so it's nothing for me to walk up to the organ and fit right in. I once discussed my early involvement in music with Abdullah Ibrahim, and he described what I went through as a community-based experience. Before I became or wanted to become a jazz player, I played in church, in school plays, for dances and for cocktail parties. I was already improvising, and always on some level it was emotional or soul or whatever you want to call it. I was finding out how to connect with people through music.

"By now, I have played jazz twice as long as I played popular music, and although that style of playing is part of my basic musical being, I don't particularly feel that I need to express myself through it," he continued. "It's all blues. The folk element of the music doesn't change. The blues in 1995 and in 1925 is the same thing. The technology is different. But the chords are the same, the phrasing is the same, the language is the same-exact same. I grew up on that. It's a folk music. Folk music is not concerned with evolving."

For all his devotion to roots, Miller is adamant that expansion and evolution are key imperatives that drive his tonal personality. "I left my hometown to grow, and early on I intended to embrace as many styles and conceptions as I could," he said. "When I came to
New York I had my favorites, but there was a less celebrated, also brilliant tier of pianists who played the duo rooms, and I tried to hear all of those guys and learn from them. The sound of my bands changes as the musicians expand in their own right. I'm open, and all things are open to interpretation. I trust my musicians-their musicianship, insights, judgments and taste-and they tend to bring things off in whatever direction they want to go. In the best groups I played with, spontaneity certainly was a strong element."

Quiet and laid-back, determined to follow his muse, Miller may never attain mass consumption. But he remains sanguine.

"I have moments, but I don't allow myself to stay discouraged for long," he said. "I worked hard to maintain a certain mental and emotional equilibrium. It's mostly due to my faith. I don't put all my eggs in that basket of being a rich and famous jazz guy. That allows me a certain amount of freedom, because I don't have to play music for money. I play music because I love it. I play the music I love with people I want to play with. I have a long career behind me. I don't have to apologize to anybody for any decisions I make." -Ted Panken” 

Mulgrew Miller, Dynamic Jazz Pianist, Dies at 57

Copyright © The New York Times/Nate Chinen/May 29, 2013.

“Mulgrew Miller, a jazz pianist whose soulful erudition, clarity of touch and rhythmic aplomb made him a fixture in the postbop mainstream for more than 30 years, died on Wednesday in Allentown, Pa. He was 57.

The cause was a stroke, said his longtime manager, Mark Gurley. Mr. Miller had been hospitalized since Friday.

Mr. Miller developed his voice in the 1970s, combining the bright precision of bebop, as exemplified by Bud Powell and Oscar Peterson, with the clattering intrigue of modal jazz, especially as defined by McCoy Tyner. His balanced but assertive style was a model of fluency, lucidity and bounce, and it influenced more than a generation of younger pianists.

He was a widely respected bandleader, working either with a trio or with the group he called Wingspan, after the title of his second album. The blend of alto saxophone and vibraphone on that album, released on Landmark Records in 1987, appealed enough to Mr. Miller that he revived it in 2002 on “The Sequel” (MaxJazz), working in both cases with the vibraphonist Steve Nelson. Among Mr. Miller’s releases in the last decade were an impeccable solo piano album and four live albums featuring his dynamic trio.


Mr. Miller could seem physically imposing on the bandstand — he stood taller than six feet, with a sturdy build — but his temperament was warm and gentlemanly. He was a dedicated mentor: his bands over the last decade included musicians in their 20s, and since 2005 he had been the director of jazz studies at William Paterson University in New Jersey.

If his sideman credentials overshadowed his solo career, it wasn’t hard to see why: he played on hundreds of albums and worked in a series of celebrated bands. His most visible recent work had been with the bassist Ron Carter, whose chamberlike Golden Striker Trio featured Mr. Miller and the guitarist Russell Malone on equal footing; the group released a live album, “San Sebastian” (In+Out), this year.

Born in Greenwood, Miss., on Aug. 13, 1955, Mr. Miller grew up immersed in Delta blues and gospel music. After picking out hymns by ear at the family piano, he began taking lessons at age 8. He played the organ in church and worked in soul cover bands, but devoted himself to jazz after seeing Mr. Peterson on television, a moment he later described as pivotal.

At Memphis State University, he befriended two pianists, James Williams and Donald Brown, both of whom later preceded him in Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Mr. Miller spent several years with that band, just as he did with the trumpeter Woody Shaw, the singer Betty Carter and the Duke Ellington Orchestra, led by Ellington’s son, Mercer. Mr. Miller worked in an acclaimed quintet led by the drummer Tony Williams from the mid-1980s until shortly before Williams died in 1997.

Mr. Miller’s survivors include his wife, Tanya; his son, Darnell; his daughter, Leilani; and a grandson. He lived in Easton, Pa.

Though he harbored few resentments, Mr. Miller was clear about the limitations imposed on his career. “Jazz is part progressive art and part folk art,” he said in a 2005 interview with DownBeat magazine, differentiating his own unassuming style from the concept-laden, critically acclaimed fare that he described as “interview music.” He added, “Guys who do what I am doing are viewed as passé.”


But Mr. Miller worked with so many celebrated peers, like the alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett and the tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano, that his reputation among musicians was ironclad. And his legacy includes a formative imprint on some leading players of the next wave, including the drummer Karriem Riggins and the bassist Derrick Hodge, who were in one of his trios. The pianist Robert Glasper once recorded an original ballad called “One for ’Grew,” paying homage to a primary influence. On Monday, another prominent pianist, Geoffrey Keezer, attested on Twitter that seeing Mr. Miller one evening in 1986 was “what made me want to be a piano player professionally.”

In the performance from the At Yoshi’s 2004 double CD that forms the sound track for this video tribute to him, Mulgrew has cleverly adopted Comes Love to the arrangement Ahmad Jamal used on Poinciana from his At The Pershing Room Argo LP, one of the most successful Jazz recordings ever issued.

The insistent rhythm is formed by Karriem Riggins use of mallets on the drum set’s tom toms and the insistent accent played by the high hat on the 2nd and 4thbeat of each measure.

On the original version, instead of the usual “clicking” sound made by stepping on the high hat’s cymbals to close them, Ahmad’s drummer, Vernel Fournier, played the high hat cymbals open [barely touching them together] creating more of a “chinging” sound to simulate finger cymbals.

You can hear this effect in a more pronounced manner as played by Karriem at 4:21 minutes of Mulgrew’s version.





          Public Domain   
Located just a block north of Pioneer Courthouse Square, Public Domain is a great place to soak in the downtown vibe.  Bright, clean space? check.  Downtempo Bonobo drifting gently from the built in ceiling speakers?  Check.  Guy with braided beard and face painted purple chilling at a corner table listening to headphones?  Check.

Maybe surprisingly, Public Domain is owned by Coffee Bean International.  CBI is a long time Portland roaster more known in the wholesale realm than in the kind of bespoke craft coffee market that Public Domain targets.  That said, I've met a roaster or two from CBI over the years, and they are very serious about good coffee.

Public Domain offers the coffee fanatic choices.  If you are ordering an espresso, you get your choice of beans.  I indulged my weakness for yirgacheffe.  Of course, a number of coffee shops offer a bean choice.  What lets you know you are in the company of the truly obsessed is that Public Domain offers a choice of espresso machines from whence the shot will be pulled: either a Slayer or a Synesso.  Both are, well, bad ass.  I asked the barista which he preferred.  He said that the Slayer is fun for experimenting, but the Synesso is better for high volume production.

My shot, pulled on the Synesso, came in the usefully thick brown ceramic demitasse that is nearly ubiquitous at serious coffee shops around town.  Like Public Domain itself, it was bright and clean, with a hint of wildness incongruously lurking in the corner.  Definitely one of the better shots available downtown.
          Case Study downtown pop up   
While waiting in downtown Portland for the Max light rail train, I looked across the street and saw this:


I was drawn like a moth to a flame.  It turned out that it was a "pop up" in a retail space that was being built out for a new tenant.  The tiny kiosk was set up in a doorway; and, just a few feet beyond the barista, there was nothing but bare studs and work lights.  What  really made this jarring was the espresso machine: a Kees van der Westen Speedster.   Among the truly espresso obsessed, this is equivalent to, say, seeing a Lamborghini  Countach drive by your house.  Not an everyday occurrence.

The Speedster is, along with a few other machines, on the leading edge of espresso technology.  It is really set apart, though, by its striking aesthetics.  Below is a photo of the Speedster at Case Study; but the lighting, the camera and my photography skills really do not do it justice.


Although I had already had four double espressos that day (intensive blog research!), I was unable to resist the siren song of the Speedster.  The friendly and knowledgeable barista pulled me a very ristretto shot of a medium roasted bean that was complex, slightly citrusy and sweet.  I paid the jangly fried nerve price later, but, for that moment, I understood why the Speedster has earned its reputation as one of the premiere espresso machines.
          Water Avenue Coffee   
I love my city; I really do.  However, I occasionally encounter something so preposterously Portland that I'm not sure whether to chuckle or cringe.  Such was the case when not one, but two, gentlemen were lounging on Water Avenue Coffee's comfortable sofas in their bicycle helmets.  Chin straps buckled.  You are unlikely to find many fashion tips in this blog, but here is one: it's hard to pull off wearing a helmet inside.  I am guessing Brad Pitt would never have been cast in Fight Club if he'd ever been seen wearing a helmet inside.  On the other hand, I am often wrong in matters of fashion, and it's undeniable that, in the event of a major earthquake or nuclear attack, the guys in the helmets will have the last laugh.

And, judging by the twenty or so bikes parked outside on that same morning, two wheels are apparently the best way to arrive at Water Avenue.  It's hip in a very hip neighborhood that includes Hair of the Dog, Bunk Bar, ClarkLewis and Boke Bowl.  Inside, it's warm and cozy in an underfinished industrial way, and they are pulling superb espresso shots (I recall them making that espresso on a Synesso machine, but their website prominently features a high tech Nuova Simonelli).  Pastries and sandwiches looked tasty.  The staff is friendly and casual.



Water Avenue's signature blend, which is used at several other great coffee places around town, is called El Toro.  It's described on their website as "dark chocolate, sweet peanut butter, bright cherry, woodsy."  I had some trouble finding the peanut butter, but there is definitely a nice cherry flavor, and the coffee finishes with a citrusy sweetness.


          Ristretto Roasters on North Williams   
I was at Ristretto Roasters yesterday and noticed the barista really putting her body weight into tamping an espresso shot.  Among coffee geeks, this kind of thing is controversial.  Some insist that the coffee should be no more than lightly tamped.  The "consensus" is that one should tamp with about 25 to 30 pounds of downward pressure (you can even buy a tamper that has a built in device for measuring exactly 30 pounds of pressure).  So one might see a nerdy eyebrow or two raised about the Ristretto barista's tamping gusto. But any critics would be silenced by the resulting shot: nutty aroma and big caramel malt flavors with impressive mouthfeel.

They do not actually roast at this particular Ristretto Roasters; that is done at another of their handful of locations.  Like many small roasters in Portland, Ristretto's focus is on medium roasts, while apparently eschewing the black-oily french and italians that once seemed to define gourmet coffee.  Their Beaumont Blend is a good choice when making espresso at home, but they also have an ever changing selection of single origin beans.

This store is a personal favorite.  The staff is knowledgeable and infectiously enthusiastic about coffee minutia.  The space may be a little too clean, and every customer  (I mean every single one!) seems to be on a Mac Powerbook.  That's balanced, though, by the ragged voices of  Bob Dylan and Tom Waits on the stereo.   The store also has an impressively huge four head espresso machines with naked portafilters.  And who can resist that?




          Heart Roasters   
Is it possible to be too serious about coffee?  The first time I visited this roastery and cafe located at 2211 East Burnside, I observed one of the staff doing a pour-over.  She had a look on her face not unlike a lab technician extracting a newly discovered cancer cure from a DNA helix.  She spent what seemed like an eternity oh-so-slowly pouring hot water over perfectly ground and measured coffee.  When the pour-over was finished, she deeply inhaled the resulting coffee's aroma.  Then she walked away and came back a minute later to once again inhale with zen-like focus.  Another minute passed, and she inhaled again.  I never saw her take a drink.  Maybe she never did.

All that seriousness apparently pays off, because Heart makes really good coffee.  And the space they offer for drinking it will appeal to those who favor a clean retro-modern aesthetic.  It's a bit hard to describe, but their custom colored (and gorgeous) espresso machine offers some clues:


The baristas take their time getting the best out of this machine, which features gauges and paddles for each group to precisely control pressure and water flow.

Not all of the machines make coffee at Heart.  They also have a 1970's stereo with real speakers playing interesting music at listening (rather than background) volume.  There's even a turntable, but it seems to be used mostly as a place to rest iPods.
  
If you order an espresso, you will have your choice of a couple single origin beans.  The Kenyan I had on a recent visit was deep and raisiny.  A double shot is $3, which seems at the north end of reasonable, and looks something like this:


It will be delicious, and the perfect thing to sweep the cobwebs from a foggy brain on a rainy afternoon. 

          Caffe Vita on Alberta   
Caffe Vita is originally a Seattle roaster and has about nine locations, including one in New York City.  They recently opened this shop in an old storefront at 2909 NE Alberta Street.  The shop has a beautiful stainless steel Synesso espresso machine (Synesso is also a Seattle company) and a Probat roaster.  There's not much else in the shop, other than big sacks of unroasted beans and a few inexpensive chairs and tables.  I like their priorities.

You may see the full manufacturing side of the business if you come here during the morning, from roasting to weighing and putting the finished beans in sacks labeled for delivery to accounts all over town.  Below is the roaster, dominating the middle of the room and ready to be put to work.





All of the roasts I have tried from this place are impressive (a  bag of yirgacheffe that went way too fast is particularly memorable).  The espresso shots are well made.  The staff doesn't go out of its way to be friendly, but sometimes that's just what one wants: caffeine and privacy.  Here's their espresso service setup, in a photo taken during a sun break on a soggy fall day.



          ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX580 OC Edition Performance on Ubuntu Linux KVM PCI Pass-Through    

For those following our Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) coverage here is a status update.

Initially my plan was to evaluate on the new Ryzen AM4 platform but I've encountered some delays. More specifically, software troubles related to PCI Pass-Through -- without stable PCI Pass-Through the entire purpose of evaluation has been defeated.

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          PORTUGUESES CÚMPLICES DO GENOCÍDIO EM TIMOR-LESTE | revelado desde 2005   




A revelação de documentos secretos norte-americanos trouxe a verdade à tona sobre acontecimentos ocorridos em 1975 que comprovam a existência de conluio e indiferença de entidades portuguesas (civis e militares) na ocupação selvática levada a cabo por forças militares indonésias ao serviço de Suharto. Também esses traidores portugueses ficaram impunes. Conclui-se após a notícia veiculada pela Lusa em 2005, e que é recomendável não esquecer.

É costume em Portugal (assim como também em outros países) a culpa morrer solteira. Contudo isso não nos impede, em democracia, de recorrer às memórias da história para relembrar aos que são desses tempos mas ignoram e às novas gerações que no caso da invasão de Timor-Leste alguns portugueses têm a sua percentagem de responsabilidades perante o genocídio ocorrido naquele país, assim como a cobardia aviltante e desleixo em entregar de mão-beijada a Pátria de um povo e o próprio povo que Portugal colonizava (sendo por isso responsável).

É evidente que esses portugueses traidores e dignos de chafurdarem em chiqueiro adequado às suas práticas permanecem no secretismo e impunes. Nem a história de Portugal alguma vez fez constar quem são e o que fizeram na abrangência daquele fatídico período. Muito provavelmente alguns (ou todos) ainda foram condecorados por “bons serviços prestados à nação e a bem da nação”. Vómitos, é o que tais energúmenos merecem por tal comportamento. Decerto que inseridos numa componente política e militar. Se bem que certo é que não sabemos exatamente quem desses devemos apontar. A impunidade permite-lhes a opacidade conveniente.

Nem atualmente, mais de 40 anos volvidos, os nomes desses traidores, desses pulhas, e cúmplices dos crimes ocorridos em Timor a partir de 1975, por militares e polícias indonésias, foram divulgados. Passando-se uma esponja pelas responsabilidades e culpabilidades criminosas que lhes cabe.

Em abono da verdade deve ser facto real que na atualidade alguns deles já são ossadas ou pó. Isso não invalida que não seja escrita a história como se deve e que se lhes sejam retiradas condecorações se as tiveram recebido. Ao menos isso. Condecorar traidores é blasfémico para a história de Portugal e ainda muito mais aviltante para as centenas de milhares de vítimas timorenses.

Não são, não foram, os portugueses da plebe que agiram de modo tão sabujo e traidor dos povos timorense e português. Foram especificamente uns quantos, políticos e militares, pela certa. Quem? Quantos? Temos o direito de saber. Não só os portugueses mas também os timorenses interessados na verdade de toda a trama que causou cerca de 250 mil cadáveres timorenses.

Esta é a história pocilgueira de colonizadores cobardes e indiferentes aos destinos nefastos do povo por que se devia sentir e ser responsável. Essa seria a atitude correta e demonstrativa do respeito devido àquele povo. O colonialismo, os negreiros, decidiram ao contrário, cobardamente, com todo o desprezo pelas vidas humanas que então era fácil adivinhar serem varridas da face da terra, do Timor Lorosae. Assim se pode deduzir ao ler a seguir o que consta no jornal Público em 2005. Não só a Indonésia de Suharto é responsável pelo genocídio mas também os EUA e Portugal o são.

MM / AV

DOCUMENTOS SECRETOS | Portugal disse aos EUA que não se oporia à invasão de Timor-Leste

Em Março de 1975, Portugal já tinha informado os Estados Unidos não ser sua intenção resistir a uma possível invasão de Timor-Leste pela Indonésia, revelam documentos secretos divulgados ontem em Washingon. Isto apesar de uma análise militar norte-americana ter concluído que Portugal, com o mínimo de preparativos, tinha a capacidade de "encurralar" os indonésios em Díli, devido à falta de apoio dos timorenses a uma invasão Indonésia e às dificuldades do terreno.

Os documentos mostram a frustração indonésia para com a falta de resposta de Portugal à crescente crise em Timor durante 1975 e ainda a má informação sobre a situação política em Portugal por parte de um proeminente oficial indonésio.

Por outro lado, os memorandos revelam que em Novembro desse mesmo ano o actual ministro dos Negócios Estrangeiros de Timor-leste, José Ramos Horta, contactou desesperadamente a embaixada norte-americana em Sydney, na Austrália, para apelar à " ajuda política e económica à Fretilin" e avisar que a invasão indonésia a Timor-Leste estava "iminente".

Em Março de 1975, Portugal já tinha informado os Estados Unidos não ser sua intenção resistir a uma possível invasão de Timor-Leste pela Indonésia, revelam documentos secretos divulgados ontem em Washingon. Isto apesar de uma análise militar norte-americana ter concluído que Portugal, com o mínimo de preparativos, tinha a capacidade de "encurralar" os indonésios em Díli, devido à falta de apoio dos timorenses a uma invasão Indonésia e às dificuldades do terreno.

Os documentos mostram a frustração indonésia para com a falta de resposta de Portugal à crescente crise em Timor durante 1975 e ainda a má informação sobre a situação política em Portugal por parte de um proeminente oficial indonésio.

Por outro lado, os memorandos revelam que em Novembro desse mesmo ano o actual ministro dos Negócios Estrangeiros de Timor-leste, José Ramos Horta, contactou desesperadamente a embaixada norte-americana em Sydney, na Austrália, para apelar à " ajuda política e económica à Fretilin" e avisar que a invasão indonésia a Timor-Leste estava "iminente".

Esta iniciativa de Ramos Horta foi feita por indicação do Comité Central da Fretilin e, segundo o documento confidencial do Departamento de Estado, o funcionário da embaixada norte-americana que recebeu Ramos Horta "ouviu a exposição sem comentários".

A Indonésia invadiu Timor-Leste em Dezembro de 1975 com conhecimento prévio dos Estados Unidos.

Arquivo de Segurança Nacional dos EUA revela documentos secretos

Os documentos foram dados a conhecer pelo Arquivo de Segurança Nacional (National Security Archive), um centro de estudos que se especializa em tentar angariar e publicar documentos governamentais, muitas vezes secretos.

A organização deu ontem a conhecer 39 documentos até agora secretos sobre os contactos diplomáticos em redor de Timor-Leste após a queda da ditadura em Portugal, que levou à descolonização.

Poucos meses após o 25 de Abril de 1974, o Governo indonésio começou de imediato a sondar os Estados Unidos sobre a posição de Washington quanto a Timor-Leste e a sua possível anexação por parte de Jacarta.

Henry Kissinger foi informado da invasão

Em Dezembro de 1974, um funcionário do Conselho de Segurança Nacional dos EUA enviou um memorando ao então conselheiro de Segurança Nacional, Henry Kissinger, informando-o de que num contacto com o adido de defesa da Indonésia ficou a saber que "o Governo indonésio estaria interessado em saber a atitude norte-americana para com Timor Leste (e, por implicação a nossa reacção à possível tomada de controlo pela Indonésia)".

O funcionário sugere a Kissinger que convide entidades indonésias para conversações sobre essa e outras questões, ao que Kissinger dá sua aprovação com uma assinatura no final do documento por baixo da palavra "aprovado".

Poucos meses depois, em Março de 1975, um memorando "ultra secreto" de três páginas endereçado a Henry Kissinger pelo mesmo funcionário do Conselho de Segurança Nacional avisa que a Indonésia receia que "uma retirada apressada dos portugueses deixará Timor enfraquecida sujeita aos instintos esquerdistas de uns poucos líderes do movimento independentista, líderes que os indonésios receiam serem influenciados por Pequim".

O documento informa estarem a crescer as pressões dentro da Indonésia para uma "acção militar directa". "Temos alguma informação indicando que estão a avançar preparativos para essa acção e uma informação de que Suharto deu ordens para incorporação de Timor português não mais tarde do que Agosto de 1975, pela força se necessário", lê-se no documento. 

"Entidades oficiais portuguesas informaram-nos de que não resistirão a qualquer uso da força por parte da Indonésia," acrescenta o documento, sem dar outros pormenores.

Posição da Austrália era "ambivalente"

O relatório "ultra secreto" descreve a posição da Austrália sobre a possível invasão Indonésia como "ambivalente".

O autor do documento afirma que o Departamento de Estado não sabe "qual a melhor política a seguir", afirmando que o embaixador norte-americano em Jacarta recomendou "uma política de silêncio".

O documento propõe que se o Governo indonésio voltar a inquirir sobre a posição norte-americana, a resposta seja manifestar "a esperança de que qualquer mudança no Timor português seja levada a cabo pacificamente".

Henry Kissinger concorda com esta posição e nesse mesmo mês o consulado dos Estados Unidos em Surabaya enviou um extenso telegrama secreto à embaixada norte-americana em Jacarta alertando para as dificuldades que o Exército Indonésio enfrentaria numa invasão de Timor-leste.

O telegrama é titulado "Estimativa das capacidades militares indonésias " e nele o autor avisa que os timorenses ligam a possível invasão indonésia "às memórias amargas da ocupação japonesa e não deverão fornecer guias ou informação" aos invasores.

"Os portugueses não praticaram o ‘apartheid’ e as relações inter-raciais são excelentes," diz o documento.

"Não existe qualquer possibilidade de simpatia por uma autoridade indonésia entre a elite timorense ou a população em geral," acrescenta o documento, que avisa que sem o apoio da população "operações militares no Timor português seriam um grande peso para as melhores forças armadas do mundo".

O documento faz depois uma análise detalhada do terreno de Timor-Leste, afirmando que, embora com planeamento e preparação Díli, possa ser tomada "por uma força militar capaz", as forças portuguesas, com apoio de organizações locais e com "um mínimo de preparativos defensivos e uns poucos dias de aviso, podem encurralar os indonésios em Díli sem gastarem muito sangue ou munições".

O documento analisa depois praias perto de Díli para um possível desembarque indonésio, concluindo que "a logística e manutenção seriam a chave para uma operação com sucesso contra Timor português e estes aspectos não têm sido no passado os pontos fortes dos indonésios".

"Como é que os portugueses tencionam cumprir as suas responsabilidades"

Em Agosto de 1975, a embaixada dos Estados Unidos em Jacarta enviou um documento "secreto" ao Departamento de Estado a relatar um encontro entre o embaixador dos Estados Unidos e o tenente general Yoga Sugomo, dos serviços secretos indonésios.

Neste encontro, Yoga delineou a situação em Timor-Leste e expressou frustração por não conseguir clarificar "o que o actual Governo português vê como as suas obrigações e responsabilidades no Timor português ou como é que os portugueses tencionam cumprir as suas responsabilidades".

"Yoga disse francamente que o Governo da Indonésia não sabia quem estava no poder em Portugal e não conseguia obter respostas de Lisboa ou de qualquer outra representação diplomática portuguesa em Macau, Hong Kong, Nova Iorque e noutros locais," diz o documento, que relata como o general Yoga considerou os "socialistas" portugueses como "pró-Moscovo" e os "comunistas" como "pró-Pequim".

Quando informado pelo embaixador norte-americano de que "os socialistas portugueses tendem a manter laços ideológicos com os socialistas europeus e não com Moscovo" e sobre como as "tendências" em Portugal eram "vistas como não comunistas e de dificuldades para os comunistas, o general Yoga repetiu meramente que, pelo que sabia, os "socialistas eram pró-Moscovo e os comunistas eram pró-chineses".

Interrogado pelo general indonésio sobre qual a posição dos Estados Unidos para com a situação em Timor-Leste, o embaixador respondeu que, "em primeiro lugar, o Governo dos Estados Unidos não está ansioso por se envolver de qualquer modo no Timor português", sendo o "principal interesse norte-americano o impacto de qualquer mudança no Timor português nas relações dos Estados Unidos com a Indonésia".

"Em segundo lugar, o Governo dos Estados Unidos não tem qualquer objecção à fusão de Timor português com a Indonésia, assumindo que é esse o desejo da população", acrescentou o diplomata, citado no documento.

O embaixador disse que poderia "haver problemas" se houver "uma tomada pela força" avisando que isso poderia pôr em perigo a ajuda militar à Indonésia.

O general indonésio insistiu numa opinião mais clara das autoridades norte-americanas, afirmando que "se daqui a quatro ou cinco anos Timor português for pró-soviético ou pró-chinês, então os problemas não serão só da Indonésia".

O embaixador norte-americano disse que a posição norte-americana não estava "inteiramente dependente do ramo executivo do Governo dos Estados Unidos".

"O ramo executivo pode compreender a situação, mas as suas mãos podem ficar amarradas, pelo que não é possível dizer exactamente qual seria a reacção dos Estados Unidos", disse o embaixador dos Estados Unidos.

No encontro, o general Yoga disse não acreditar que a fusão de Timor-Leste com a Indonésia pudesse angariar mais apoio entre a população timorense porque "só a Apodeti (Associação Popular Democrática de Timor) é que apoia isso".

O décimo segundo e último assunto

A 5 de Dezembro de 1975, nas vésperas de uma visita do então Presidente Gerald Ford a Jacarta, o Departamento de Estado enviou uma nota "secreta" a Henry Kissinger a mencionar a informação sobre a decisão da Indonésia de invadir Timor entre "6 e 8 de Dezembro".

O documento sugere que - embora seja de esperar que a Indonésia não tome qualquer acção antes da partida de Ford de Jacarta, para evitar um "sério embaraço" - seja enviada uma "mensagem urgente" às autoridades indonésias "pedindo que os indonésios não façam qualquer anúncio e não tomem medidas militares até bem depois da partida do Presidente de Jacarta".

Documentos preparados por Kissinger para o Presidente Ford, para a sua visita a Jacarta, indicam, contudo que para Washington Timor-Leste não era uma prioridade.
A situação em Timor-Leste é apenas o décimo segundo e último assunto do "briefing" ao Presidente norte-americano.

Lusa, em Público | 29 de Novembro de 2005, 12:08

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Discriminação de minorias étnicas aumentou desde a transição -- Académica

30 de Junho de 2017, 15:00

Hong Kong, China, 30 jun (Lusa) -- A discriminação racial em Hong Kong foi herdada da era colonial e agravou-se desde a transição para a China, considera a académica Puja Kapai, "desiludida" por o novo governo não refletir a diversidade da sociedade.

"Infelizmente, a discriminação em algumas instâncias, tem sido definitivamente mais pronunciada na era pós-transição", afirmou a professora da Direito da Universidade de Hong Kong, coautora do estudo "Status of Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong 1997-2014".

De origem indiana, Puja Kapai observou que foi "um processo gradual", mas as mudanças introduzidas desde o governo do primeiro chefe do Executivo de Hong Kong Tung Chee-hwa nas políticas linguísticas "tornaram bastante mais difícil para as crianças das minorias étnicas entrarem em escolas públicas".

Kapai apontou como positiva "a abolição do sistema de escolas segregadas" -- as chamadas 'escolas designadas' --, já no mandato do chefe do Executivo cessante Leung Chun-ying.

"Pelo menos, os responsáveis do governo estão a enviar um sinal de que essa já não é uma prática aceitável em Hong Kong. Infelizmente, como estas crianças não conseguem entrar noutras escolas, acabam por ficar nas mesmas", disse.

Nesse aspeto deu o exemplo da discriminação a que são sujeitos os filhos dos não-falantes de chinês no processo de admissão ao ensino pré-primário com financiamento público: "Se fores uma criança de uma minoria que nunca teve a oportunidade de aprender a língua em casa, porque os teus pais não falam chinês, como é que vais conseguir fazer essa entrevista [de admissão]?".

Nos últimos 20 anos, foi positiva a entrada em vigor do Decreto sobre Discriminação Racial, em 2009, porque veio demonstrar que há algo errado e isso passou a "ser reconhecido na lei", apesar das falhas existentes no diploma, que não define claramente o conceito de tratamento desigual relativamente à língua e não inclui o estatuto de imigrante e a nacionalidade entre os motivos pelos quais a discriminação é proibida por lei.

Apesar de notar uma maior pré-disposição da chefe do Executivo eleita, Carrie Lam, "para ouvir" os problemas das minorias étnicas em Hong Kong, Puja Kapai observou que "não é inteiramente claro" se as recomendações deixadas no relatório que elaborou vão ser implementadas pelo próximo Executivo.

"Fiquei desiludida por ver que a composição do governo de Carrie Lam não reflete o tipo de diversidade que eu esperaria (...), em particular, porque uma das recomendações é a da inclusão das minorias étnicas ao mais alto nível", afirmou.

"Pelo menos tens de ter um representante para que as pessoas possam sentir que podem aspirar a juntar-se às fileiras do governo quando chegar a altura", acrescentou.

As minorias étnicas em Hong Kong representam 7,8% da população estimada em 7,33 milhões de pessoas, uma proporção que tem vindo a crescer nos últimos anos, segundo dados do Intercensos de 2016.

Nos Censos de 2011, estes grupos, maioritariamente formados por indonésios e filipinos, mas também por indianos, nepaleses, paquistaneses e tailandeses, entre outro, correspondiam a 6,38% dos 7,07 milhões de residentes.

O estudo de Puja Kapai concluiu que uma percentagem significativa (63%) dos grupos étnicos residentes na antiga colónia britânica há sete ou mais anos identifica-se com o país de origem e com a identidade de Hong Kong, algo que se verifica "sobretudo nas gerações mais jovens".

A académica destacou a necessidade de Hong Kong "dar mais atenção à diversidade de talentos" existentes na sociedade, sublinhando que os jovens das minorias étnicas podem "ser a chave para ajudar a abordar o problema do envelhecimento da população chinesa na cidade".

"Se não apetrecharmos estes jovens com as necessárias habilidades para serem bem-sucedidos e capazes, em termos de integração, corremos o risco de ter mais problemas do que já temos", disse.

"Se eles não formarem um saudável sentido de pertença não vão sentir que esta é uma sociedade para a qual querem contribuir e isso pode ser potencialmente perigoso e uma oportunidade perdida", acrescentou.

O novo governo liderado por Carrie Lam, a "número dois" do Executivo cessante, toma posse no sábado, dia em que se assinala o 20.º aniversário da transição de Hong Kong para a China.

FV // PJA

Jornalistas encurralados entre a autocensura e o ativismo

30 de Junho de 2017, 15:00

Hong Kong, China, 30 jun (Lusa) -- A associação de jornalistas de Hong Kong alertou para a deterioração da liberdade de imprensa, atualmente pior que nunca, com profissionais encurralados entre a autocensura e o ativismo.

Em entrevista à Lusa, Shirley Yam, vice-presidente da associação, faz um diagnóstico negro: "Numa escala de 1 a 10, em 1997 diria que [a liberdade de imprensa] era 7 ou 8 (...). Agora diria que é 2 a 3, porque ainda temos acesso livre à Internet, o nosso direito à liberdade de imprensa e de expressão é protegido pela lei. Nenhum dos nossos jornalistas foi detido ou morto".

Yam diz que para se compreender o momento atual é preciso perceber que há dois "pontos de viragem" em Hong Kong após a transferência para a China: em 2003 e 2014.

Até à primeira data, Pequim deixou a cidade quase "entregue a si própria", mas as coisas mudaram depois do grande protesto que juntou meio milhão de pessoas contra uma lei para punir crimes de traição à pátria, secessão e subversão, o chamado Artigo 23.º.

"Uma analogia seria que antes de 2003 estavam [o Governo central da China] sentados no banco detrás do carro e depois passaram a estar sentados ao lado do condutor", comenta.

Um segundo momento foi o 'Occupy Central', protestos pró-democracia que paralisaram a cidade por 79 dias, em que [Pequim] passou "a ocupar o lugar do condutor".

"A mesma mudança aplica-se aos 'media'. Desde 2003 que se vê um maior controlo sobre os editores e os patrões, que são empresários com muitas ligações na China. [No passado] ninguém proibia que assim fosse, mas seria surpreendente se empresários da China comprassem 'media' em Hong Kong sem que perguntassem: 'Há objeção?', devido às implicações no princípio 'Um país, dois sistemas'", explica.

A vice-presidente da associação, com cerca de 700 membros, aponta vários exemplos de uma liberdade de imprensa diminuída, por uma pressão exercida não através da censura, mas do medo.

Em 2014, a imprensa de Camberra noticiou que o líder do Governo de Hong Kong teria recebido 50 milhões de dólares de Hong Kong (5,7 milhões de euros) de uma empresa australiana, existindo suspeitas de corrupção. "Surpreendentemente não foi a abertura das notícias da noite. No dia seguinte, dos 18 diários publicados em chinês e inglês, apenas quatro tinham a história na primeira página", recorda.

"Quais são os motivos para os editores de 14 jornais decidirem que este escândalo relacionado com dirigentes de topo de Hong Kong não era bom o suficiente para a primeira página? Uma resposta fácil é que se trata de autocensura", afirma.

A jornalista destaca também a agressão policiail do ativista Ken Tsang, durante uma noite do 'Occupy Central', cujas imagens correram mundo depois de serem transmitidas pela televisão local TVB.

Ainda que o guião da peça -- que descrevia a agressão -- tenha sido editado várias vezes, Yam acredita que a peça só foi emitida devido à hora. "O 'censor principal' estava a dormir, por isso conseguiram pôr no ar", comenta.

O caso teve consequências: "O editor (de madrugada) que aprovou a transmissão passou a investigador. Quase toda a gente relacionada com o caso foi castigada. Outro editor que estava lá, mas que não esteve envolvido com a decisão, foi afastado por não ter travado" a emissão.

A colunista do South China Morning Post conta que "o pior" veio depois. "O cargo do editor que virou investigador foi ocupado pelo antigo secretário-geral de um partido Pró-Pequim de Hong Kong. No espaço de poucos meses uma fatia significativa de ações da TVB foi vendida ao antigo vice-secretário-geral do Partido Comunista de Xangai", relata.

Com uma imprensa livre como peça essencial do princípio "Um país, dois sistemas", são as próprias fundações deste regime, que garante a Hong Kong e Macau um conjunto de liberdades acrescidas, que ficam corroídas.

Yam recorda como há cinco anos foi contactada por uma revista de Taiwan que lhe pediu ajuda para encontrar famílias que partilhassem as suas reflexões a propósito do 15.º aniversário da transferência.

"Abordei alguns amigos, de famílias de classe média. Das dez famílias que contactei, apenas uma aceitou. As restantes disseram coisas como: 'Não queremos tanta exposição', ou 'O meu marido trabalha na China', 'Eu trabalho na China'.

"Deviam estar muito infelizes com o que se passa, e têm medo de falar disso. Mas a lei promete-nos liberdade de expressão. E isto foi antes do movimento 'Occupy', antes dos livreiros de Causeway Bay", que publicavam livros sobre a vida privada dos líderes chineses e que desapareceram, reemergindo mais tarde sob custódia da polícia da China.

As divisões que se sentem hoje na sociedade de Hong Kong refletem-se no jornalismo.

"Quando há uma crescente autocensura, os jovens jornalistas tornam-se mais antagonistas, mais hostis contra o sistema. E isso não é bom. Quando te tornas hostil perdes a tua independência, o teu discernimento e isso compromete o teu trabalho e a confiança do público em ti", lamenta Yam.

No contexto da China, Hong Kong é vista como uma cidade com garra, um "David" feroz contra um "Golias" intocável.

Mas Shirley Yam receia que se trate mais de um caso de fama com pouco proveito: "Em Hong Kong, a opinião pública conta, mas não para mudar coisas. É suficiente para travar algo, para impedir o pior de acontecer, como o artigo 23.º, mas não o suficiente para tornar o mau em bom, como a reforma política".

ISG // PJA

Nunca haverá democracia sem questionar base constitucional -- Deputado

30 de Junho de 2017, 15:00

Hong Kong, China, 30 jun (Lusa) -- O deputado "localista" Hong Kong Eddie Chu Hoi-dick considera que o território só vai ter democracia se questionar a fundação constitucional da região administrativa especial, que nunca teve o aval da população.

"Nunca vamos conseguir ter democracia se não questionarmos a fundação constitucional ou a legitimidade do poder de Pequim sobre Hong Kong e da própria Lei Básica", defende, em entrevista à agência Lusa.

"O movimento democrático em Hong Kong nos últimos 20 a 30 anos (...) não questionou a fundação constitucional desta cidade. Aceitámos o [princípio] 'Um país, dois sistemas', aceitámos a Lei Básica, restringimos o conteúdo do movimento democrático ao sufrágio universal do chefe do Executivo. Isso foi um erro", afirma o deputado de 39 anos, que nas eleições de setembro conseguiu o mais elevado número de votos por círculo eleitoral, 84 mil.

O chamado "rei dos votos" sublinha que tal não significa que "a independência seja a única forma de conseguir democracia".

"Estou a dizer que qualquer estrutura constitucional deve ter o aval das pessoas de Hong Kong antes de ser implementada".

Ao invés de se cingirem ao "pequeno objetivo" do sufrágio universal, "a discussão sobre a fundação constitucional desta cidade deve ser renovada, seja uma nova versão do 'Um país, dois sistemas', ou independência", frisa.

Eddie Chu é um dos seis deputados 'localistas' eleitos em setembro para o Conselho Legislativo, que defendem -- uns de forma mais fervorosa que outros -- maior autonomia para a região em relação à China.

Apesar de Hong Kong ser há muito associada à luta pela democracia, Chu acredita que o movimento só começou verdadeiramente em 2014, com o "Occupy Central", protesto que paralisou a cidade por 79 dias. O trabalho feito até lá pelos 27 deputados pró-democracia "era restritivo" e "destinado a falhar".

Chu olha para este movimento social como um esforço conjunto, além-fronteiras, dos povos de países em contextos próximos, unidos pelo desejo de democracia, como Taiwan, Singapura, Tailândia, Malásia e a própria China.

"Quando olhamos para o contexto geral vemos que não é uma luta de uma cidade, mas de muitas cidades e muitos tipos de pessoas", defende.

O deputado, com 19 anos à data da transferência de Hong Kong, admite que há alguma nostalgia em relação ao tempo colonial, mas alerta que a China usa uma estrutura administrativa herdada dos britânicos.

Do ponto de vista da governação, os problemas mantêm-se: elevado fosso entre ricos e pobres, um 'boom' imobiliário que faz recear um colapso dos preços, falta de habitação, especialmente para os mais desfavorecidos.

"Estas questões estavam lá antes de 1997 e ficaram piores. O governo colonial não era muito poderoso, precisava do apoio de magnatas, profissionais, proprietários de terras. Estes tentavam proteger os seus interesses e 'sequestrar' os governadores. Isso continuou depois da transferência. Os intervenientes podem ter mudado, de britânicos para chineses, mas a estrutura está lá", explica.

Ainda que a transferência gerasse receio em muita gente -- principalmente depois da repressão violenta dos protestos de Tiananmen, em 1989 -- havia a ideia que, com o controlo do Partido Comunista, a sociedade se tornasse mais justa. "Mas foi o oposto", garante.

Existia um equilíbrio entre Londres e Pequim, em que o primeiro governava a cidade, mas tinha de ter em conta as preocupações do segundo. "Agora só temos um poder à nossa frente. Os movimentos sociais ou democráticos tornaram-se muito mais difíceis", diz.

Apesar das ideias provocadoras -- quase hereges para o Governo de Hong Kong, que não admite qualquer discussão sobre independência -- o antigo jornalista opõe-se a atos de violência e demonstra até algum desagrado com o termo 'localista', aplicado àqueles que defendem Hong Kong por oposição à China e uma maior autonomia ou até a independência.

Chu, que não conteve as lágrimas ao falar à imprensa após ser eleito, considera que o termo causa desunião e "não é muito útil tentar distinguir as pessoas de Hong Kong das pessoas da China, dentro do contexto de Hong Kong".

"Se realmente quisermos fazer progressos no nosso movimento democrático, temos de ser o mais inclusivos possível. Todos os residentes desta cidade fazem parte deste movimento", afirma.

Como inspiração no Ocidente, Chu olha para o partido espanhol Podemos, apesar de admitir que pode ter limitações.

"Nunca fui a Espanha, mas li artigos sobre o Podemos e achei que podia ser um exemplo de como pensar na organização de um movimento democrático. A mensagem principal do Podemos para Hong Kong é: Será que podemos ter uma organização interna mais aberta ao invés de elites e um modelo hierárquico?"- questiona.

Lutar apenas pela eleição direta do líder de Hong Kong tem sido "um erro", defende o deputado Eddie Chu Hoi-dick, para quem é preciso questionar a própria base constitucional da região que nunca teve o aval da população.

ISG // PJA

Fosso entre ricos e pobres atinge nível histórico em quase meio século

30 de Junho de 2017, 15:00

Hong Kong, China, 30 jun (Lusa) -- Hong Kong assinala os 20 anos de retorno à China com o maior fosso entre ricos e pobres em quase meio século e com perto de um milhão de pessoas na pobreza.

Quem sobrevive com magros subsídios e sem pensão de reforma tem poucos motivos para celebrar.

O coeficiente de Gini -- indicador utilizado para medir o índice de desigualdade -- subiu para o valor mais elevado em 46 anos, fixado em 0.539, numa escala de zero a um, em que o zero representa a igualdade.

Os dados referentes a 2016 - divulgados este mês - indicam que 10% das famílias mais ricas, com uma mediana salarial na ordem dos 112.450 dólares de Hong Kong (12.882 euros), ganhavam 44 vezes mais do que 10% dos mais pobres, com 2.560 dólares de Hong Kong (293 euros).

O governo atribuiu a disparidade crescente ao aumento de pequenos agregados familiares e ao impacto adverso do envelhecimento da população, cujo número de idosos -- fixado em 1,16 milhões -- aumentou 2,6% em cinco anos, correspondendo a 15,9% da população total.

Com 7,3 milhões de habitantes, o centro financeiro que se mantém na liderança das economias mais livres do mundo esconde por detrás dos arranha-céus uma elevada desigualdade, e graves problemas de habitação, cujos preços superam largamente os vencimentos. O salário mínimo na antiga colónia britânica é de 34,5 dólares de Hong Kong (3,88 euros) por hora.

Segundo o mais recente relatório sobre a pobreza (Hong Kong Poverty Rate Report 2015), a metrópole asiática reduziu o número de pobres de 1,34 milhões (ou 570 mil agregados) para cerca de 970 mil pessoas (ou 390 mil famílias).

A taxa de pobreza baixou de 19,7% para 14,3%, mas as carências dos mais necessitados continuam expostas até nas zonas mais ricas da cidade, onde é possível ver idosos a recolher cartão das lojas para reforçarem o magro orçamento mensal e muitos à procura de alimentos nos caixotes do lixo.

O governo tem mais do que um apoio para a terceira idade, mas nenhuma pensão de reforma universal.

A única verba que chega a todos com idade igual ou superior a 70 anos é de 1.325 dólares de Hong Kong (150 euros). Os restantes são calculados com base no património dos candidatos, podendo ir até 3,435 dólares de Hong Kong (389,6 euros) por mês, segundo os aumentos que entraram em vigor este ano.

O Hong Kong Council of Social Service, que "há mais de 20 anos" luta por uma pensão de reforma universal, propôs uma reforma mensal de 3.500 dólares de Hong Kong (392 euros) para os residentes com idade igual ou superior a 65 anos, disse à agência Lusa Anthony Wong, da direção do organismo. Depois de várias discussões e consultas no ano passado, o plano acabou rejeitado.

"Eles citam sempre os exemplos da Europa ocidental para passarem a mensagem de que [o plano de pensões de reforma] é incomportável", disse.

"Mas para nós é realista porque temos uma população a envelhecer e muitas pessoas têm doenças crónicas. Muitos, mesmo na classe média, podem vir a sofrer uma grande doença que os vai fazer gastar todo o dinheiro e bens que acumularam ao longo da vida. E se gastam todo o dinheiro e de repente ficam pobres, o que é que podem fazer?", questionou.

"Com um plano de reforma, mesmo que fiquem muito pobres, pelo menos teriam uma pensão de reforma", justificou.

O Hong Kong Council of Social Service mantém o objetivo em cima da mesa, mas tem dúvidas em relação à concretização do plano de pensões de reforma no próximo mandato.

"Vamos continuar a lutar por isto, mas a questão é que a chefe do Executivo eleita [Carrie Lam] foi quem recusou avançar com a ideia, por isso não sei, mas vamos ver", disse Anthony Wong.

"Temos uma população envelhecida. (...) Atualmente, uma em cada cinco pessoas é idosa, mas daqui a 20 anos será uma em cada três. Por isso, se cerca de 30% [da população] tiver pelo menos 65 anos, é de esperar que nas próximas duas décadas haja muito mais pessoas na pobreza", afirmou.

Em maio, o número de casos de Assistência Integral à Segurança Social (CSSA, na sigla em inglês) era de 236.259, num total de 345.666 pessoas, segundo dados oficiais. Os idosos a receber apoios totalizavam 144.906 casos.

FV // PJA


          HONG KONG | 20 ANOS DEPOIS DO REGRESSO À CHINA   


Milhares nas ruas pedem democracia e libertação de Liu Xiaobo

01 de Julho de 2017, 23:48

Hong Kong, China, 01 jul (Lusa) -- Milhares de pessoas saíram hoje à rua em Hong Kong, para pedir mais liberdades políticas e a libertação do ativista chinês Liu Xiaobo, no dia do vigésimo aniversário da transição da antiga colónia britânica para a China.

A Civil Human Rigthts Front [Frente Civil dos Direitos Humanos], que todos os anos organiza o protesto de 01 de julho, estimou o número de participantes em mais de 60.000, enquanto a polícia referiu 14.500, segundo a imprensa local.

Os números foram inferiores aos do ano passado, com a organização a estimar cerca de 110.000 participantes e a polícia 19.300.

A marcha saiu do Parque Vitória em direção ao Conselho Legislativo (LegCo, o parlamento) pelas 15:00 (08:00 em Lisboa), já depois de o Presidente chinês, Xi Jinping, ter deixado a cidade, no final de uma visita de três dias, marcada por detenções de ativistas em protestos e pela advertência de que não será tolerada qualquer ameaça contra o poder de Pequim.

"Penso que todos os que vieram à manifestação vieram porque pensam que este ano é muito especial: são os 20 anos desde a transição", disse à agência Lusa Au Nok-hin, da Frente Civil dos Direitos Humanos, a entidade que organiza a manifestação.

"Há muitos problemas por resolver por parte do Governo de Hong Kong", acrescentou o também membro do Partido Democrata.

Nesse sentido, Au Nok-hin criticou as declarações do porta-voz do Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros chinês, que na sexta-feira disse que a Declaração Conjunta sino-britânica -- assinada em 1984 e na qual assenta o princípio "Um país, dois sistemas" e ao abrigo do qual foi realizada a transição de Hong Kong para a China em 1997 --, "é um documento histórico e não tem qualquer significado prático".

O mesmo responsável disse que esperava que o Governo central reconsiderasse as declarações daquele ministério.

"Muitos de nós estão preocupados com o futuro de Hong Kong, sobretudo com as recentes limitações à liberdade de reunião", acrescentou, em alusão às restrições impostas pela polícia para os protestos dos ativistas durante a visita de Xi Jinping à cidade.

No protesto marcaram também presença os ativistas que esta manhã foram detidos pela polícia, incluindo o rosto dos protestos pró-democracia de 2014, o jovem Joshua Wong e o deputado conhecido como 'Cabelo Comprido'.

Este ano, os manifestantes viram reduzido o espaço que anualmente lhes é atribuído no Parque Vitória, de onde parte a tradicional marcha pró-democracia, uma vez que grande parte da área estava reservada a uma exposição promovida por uma coligação de grupos de cerca de 40 grupos pró-Pequim (Hong Kong Celebrations Association).

Antes de iniciarem a marcha pelas ruas, no palco montado sobre o relvado do parque, vários ativistas usaram da palavra, incluindo Lam Wing-kee, um dos cinco livreiros que em 2015 desapareceram em condições misteriosas para reaparecerem, mais tarde, detidos na China e a confessarem crimes através da televisão estatal chinesa.

Lam Wing-kee pediu a libertação de Liu Xiaobo e apelou aos manifestantes para não desistirem de lutar pela democracia.

Liu Xiaobo, de 61 anos, que em 2010 foi distinguido com o prémio Nobel da Paz por promover a reforma política da China, viu esta semana ser-lhe concedida liberdade condicional depois de lhe ter sido diagnosticado um cancro no fígado em fase terminal.

O ativista foi condenado em 2009 a 11 anos de reclusão por subversão.

O protesto decorreu de forma pacífica, sob calor intenso e alguns períodos debaixo de chuva intensa, com os manifestantes a percorrerem cerca de três quilómetros entre o Parque Vitória do LegCo, durante mais de três horas.

Os manifestantes reclamaram também uma ação legal contra o ex-chefe do executivo CY Leung, por pagamentos recebidos da empresa de engenharia australiana UGL enquanto líder da cidade, o desenvolvimento sustentável da cidade, a defesa dos direitos dos homossexuais e da diversidade étnica.

O protesto, dominado por guarda-chuvas amarelos e outros símbolos pró-democracia, contou com defensores pró-independência da cidade, que apareceram em alguns cruzamentos por onde a marcha passava com bandeiras a remeter para os tempos da colónia britânica.

A chuva acabou por levar a organização a cancelar uma concentração prevista no Tamar Park, onde estão situados o LegCo e a sede do Governo do território.

As manifestações pró-democracia são realizadas anualmente desde 01 de julho de 1997 e atingiram uma dimensão significativa desde 2003, quando meio milhão de pessoas saiu em protesto contra o plano do governo de regulamentar o artigo 23.º da Lei Básica, que prevê punir crimes de traição à pátria, secessão e subversão.

FV // VM

Pequim vai garantir aplicação firme de "um país, dois sistemas" em Hong Kong

01 de Julho de 2017, 12:58

Hong Kong, China, 01 jul (Lusa) - O Presidente chinês sublinhou hoje que Pequim vai garantir a aplicação "com firmeza" do princípio "um país, dois sistemas" em Hong Kong.

O Governo de Hong Kong "deve manter-se fiel a esta direção e respeitar integralmente" aquele princípio, afirmou Xi Jinping, perante mais de dois mil convidados que assistiram, momentos antes, à cerimónia de posse da chefe do Executivo, Carrie Lam, primeira mulher a desempenhar o cargo.

Este conceito foi criado para defender a unidade do país e qualquer desafio à soberania ou apoio à oposição representa uma rutura do princípio "um país, dois sistemas", acrescentou.

"Qualquer tentativa que ponha em perigo a soberania e segurança da China, desafie o poder do Governo central e a autoridade da Lei Básica de Hong Kong (...) é absolutamente inadmissível", declarou.

O respeito e aplicação do princípio "um país, dois sistemas" responde às necessidades da população de Hong Kong, de manter a prosperidade e estabilidade de Hong Kong, serve os interesses fundamentais da nação e as aspirações partilhadas de todos os chineses, disse, de acordo com a agência noticiosa chinesa Xinhua.

Mas o Governo de Hong Kong deve fazer mais para responder aos desafios colocados pela economia, habitação, segurança e aumentar a educação patriótica, considerou.

Xi Jinping ofereceu a ajuda e força económica da China como "uma oportunidade" para revitalizar Hong Kong, numa altura em que o preço das habitações é incomportável para os residentes e a competitividade internacional do território diminuiu.

"Criar deliberadamente divergências políticas e provocar a confrontação não vai resolver os problemas. Pelo contrário, só vai impedir gravemente o desenvolvimento económico e social de Hong Kong", advertiu.

Antes, Carrie Lam, de 60 anos, e os seus secretários juraram servir a China e Hong Kong e respeitar a Lei Básica, a miniconstituição do território.

O Presidente chinês chegou na quinta-feira a Hong Kong para as cerimónias do 20.º aniversário da transferência de soberania do Reino Unido para a China - 01 de julho de 1997 - e para investir a nova chefe do Executivo da Região Administrativa especial chinesa.

A cerca de um quilómetro de distância, um pequeno grupo de ativistas pró-democracia confrontou-se com a polícia e manifestantes pró-China. Pelo menos nove militantes pró-democracia foram detidos, indicou a agência noticiosa espanhola Efe.

EJ // DM

Ativistas condenam "abuso de poder" da polícia após libertação

01 de Julho de 2017, 15:21

Hong Kong, China, 01 jul (Lusa) -- Ativistas pró-democracia, detidos hoje em Honk Kong e libertados pouco tempo depois, condenaram a atuação da polícia, que acusaram de os ter deixado à mercê de ataque de grupos pró-China e tríades.

Pelo menos nove ativistas pró-democracia de Hong Kong foram detidos cerca das 08:00 (01:00 em Lisboa) após confrontos com manifestantes pró-China, no centro da cidade, onde decorrem as cerimónias do 20.º aniversário da transferência de soberania, tendo saído em liberdade ainda durante a manhã.

Joshua Wong, que já tinha sido detido na quarta-feira, juntamente com 25 ativistas, durante uma concentração realizada na praça Bauhinia, no centro da cidade, e libertado, foi um dos detidos de hoje.

De novo em liberdade, o líder dos protestos pró-democracia de 2014 disse em conferência de imprensa, que apesar de o protesto ter sido autorizado pelas autoridades, os manifestantes foram alvo de "ataques violentos" por grupos pró-China durante a manifestação em Wan Chai.

Os ativistas seguiam em direção ao centro de convenções, onde decorria a cerimónia de tomada de posse da nova chefe do Executivo, Carrie Lam.

"O que nós encontrámos foi gangues pró-China e tríades (...) que nos cercaram e bloquearam a nossa manifestação a pedir a democracia e a libertação [do ativista chinês] Liu Xiaobo", disse Joshua Wong, num dos vídeos de uma conferência de imprensa divulgada através da rede de mensagens instantâneas Twitter.

"Durante os ataques violentos constatámos que a polícia não fez nada e permitiu que aqueles gangues empunhassem a bandeira nacional e nos perturbassem até às 08:00 [01:00 em Lisboa, quando começaram as cerimónias oficiais]", acrescentou.

Joshua Wong classificou a situação de "absolutamente inaceitável" e "sem base legal", descrevendo que ele próprio foi algemado e que outros ativistas foram alvo de agressões de agentes no carro da polícia a caminho da esquadra.

"Condenamos veementemente a atuação da polícia por não proteger os manifestantes pacíficos e por permitir -- se não arranjou, pelo menos deixou -- estes 'gangues' atacar-nos", afirmou.

O também secretário-geral do partido Demosisto disse ainda que espera que "na manifestação de 01 de julho, na tarde de hoje, em vez de permitirem que os grupos leais pró-China continuem a perturbar o nosso protesto".

Na conferência de imprensa, Avery Ng, da Liga dos Sociais Democratas, descreveu aos jornalistas que os ativistas receberam informações contraditórias de diferentes agentes sobre se estavam ou não detidos.

"Assim que o veículo entrou em andamento, eu perguntei repetidamente aos agentes se estavámos detidos. Inicialmente, responderam que não sabiam, mas alguns minutos depois disseram que sim", contou Avery Ng. "Perguntei sob que acusações mas não responderam", afirmou.

"Assim que o veículo chegou à esquadra da polícia, outro grupo de polícias disse-nos: 'Vocês não estão presos, vocês estão livres, podem ir embora'. Este é o facto", acrescentou.

O ativista sublinhou que "a polícia está claramente a abusar do seu poder".

"Esta manhã, o objetivo era muito simples. Na verdade os objetivos tanto da polícia como das tríades são muito parecidos. O seu dever era impedir-nos de ir à cerimónia da manhã para protestar contra [o presidente da China] Xi Jinping", sublinhou.

Avery Ng acrescentou que "nas passadas 72 horas, a Liga dos Sociais Democratas foi alvo de detenções múltiplas e ataques violentos por elementos das tríades".

"O número supera a centena. Ao mesmo tempo, mais de 100 polícias foram destacados para seguir alguns dos nossos principais membros nos últimos três dias. Isto é o tipo de recursos que eles usam para reprimir um só partido político", adiantou.

Na conferência de imprensa, Joshua Wong e Avery Ng surgiram acompanhados por outros ativistas que também tinham sido levados pela polícia, como o deputado Leung Kwok-hung (conhecido por "Long hair" ou "Cabelo comprido") e pelo deputado Eddie Chu, entre outros.

O Presidente chinês chegou na quinta-feira a Hong Kong para as cerimónias do 20.º aniversário da transferência de soberania do Reino Unido para a China - 01 de julho de 1997 - e para investir a nova chefe do Executivo da Região Administrativa especial chinesa.

FV (EJ) // EJ

"Fazer barulho" nas ruas é a opção para quem não tem direito a voto

02 de Julho de 2017, 02:40

Hong Kong, China, 02 jul (Lusa) -- Aos 12 anos, Lum Lum é uma entre milhares de pessoas que, hoje, saíram à rua em Hong Kong para reclamar a eleição direta do líder da região.

Cerca de 60.000 pessoas, segundo a organização, ou 14.500, para a polícia, participaram na manifestação. Qualquer dos números está bastante aquém das manifestações realizadas há alguns anos, com muitos residentes frustrados com a falta de resultados dos protestos de rua.

Apesar de longe do 'fôlego' do "Occupy", que em 2014 paralisou durante 79 dias várias zonas da antiga colónia britânica para pedir a eleição do chefe do Executivo por sufrágio universal, os protestos continuam a fazer parte da cultura de Hong Kong, que assinalou os 20 anos da transição para a China.

Da família de Lum Lum só a irmã mais velha faltou à manifestação, "porque tinha muito para estudar", contou à agência Lusa, sob o olhar atento dos pais e de uma tia, enquanto caminhava desde o Parque Vitória em direção ao Conselho Legislativo (o parlamento da cidade).

"Estamos aqui porque queremos eleger o nosso chefe do Executivo e também porque não queremos mais corrupção no governo", disse Lum Lum à Lusa.

A pequena "ativista" começou a participar nos protestos pacíficos "desde os 3 ou 4 anos", por iniciativa do pai. Atenta ao que se passa na Região Especial Chinesa, a menina disse que a visita do Presidente chinês, Xi Jinping, não lhe despertou nenhum sentimento.

"Também não tenho qualquer mensagem para ele, porque se tivesse ele não me ia ouvir", acrescentou.

Já em relação aos ativistas que ao longo da semana foram sendo detidos e libertados, a menina mostrou determinação nas palavras. "Sinto tristeza e raiva. Eles não fizeram nada e tiveram problemas apenas porque queriam dizer ao Governo o que está mal em Hong Kong", afirmou.

Ao contrário de Lum Lum, a professora de Economia Anson Suen, de 31 anos, não é uma presença assídua nos protestos de rua. Juntou-se à grande manifestação em 2003, quando meio milhão saiu à rua, e no 20.º aniversário da região sob a soberania chinesa também achou que fazia "todo o sentido".

"Se o Governo central quer que nós amemos o país, então devia permitir mais liberdade de expressão, respeitar as nossas instituições e dar-nos a verdadeira democracia", disse.

Anson Suen seguia com um grupo de amigas, incluindo a também professora Dodo Lo, de 35 anos, que explicou o que a move nos protestos de rua.

"Talvez não faça a diferença, mas pelo menos fazemos barulho para demonstrar o nosso descontentamento. Queremos que eles saibam que não estamos felizes, mas eles ignoram-nos", disse.

Hong Kong foi integrada na República Popular da China em 1997, ao abrigo da fórmula idealizada por Deng Xiaoping para a reunificação do país, a qual permite a continuação por mais 50 anos do "modo de vida" do território, nomeadamente as liberdades de expressão, imprensa e de associação, desconhecidas no resto do continente.

Mas nos últimos anos, muitos residentes têm manifestado preocupações crescentes, denunciando interferências de Pequim nos assuntos da cidade e a erosão das liberdades.

É essa preocupação com o futuro de Hong Kong que continua a levar Choi, uma mulher de 39 anos, todos os anos à manifestação realizada a 01 de julho.

"Os padrões de vida e das liberdades têm vindo a diminuir, sobretudo nos últimos anos", afirmou, acrescentando que "a questão da democracia está pior do que há alguns anos".

Pequim prometera deixar os residentes de Hong Kong escolherem em 2017 o líder por voto direto, o que poria fim ao atual sistema de eleição através de um colégio eleitoral, mas com a condição de que os candidatos fossem aprovados por um comité de nomeação, algo que os pró-democratas contestaram, alegando que só os candidatos pró-Pequim teriam "luz verde".

Depois do "Occupy", essa reforma política foi chumbada pelo Conselho Legislativo de Hong Kong em junho de 2015, com o campo pró-democrata a votar em bloco contra a proposta.

Carrie Lam, a nova líder de Hong Kong eleita em março passado, foi escolhida por um colégio eleitoral composto por 1.200 membros. Primeira mulher a exercer o cargo, Lam obteve 777 votos.

Quando foi eleita, Carrie Lam prometeu "unir a sociedade", mas sem se comprometer com um calendário para iniciar um eventual novo processo de reforma política.

No sábado de manhã, Xi Jinping empossou Lam no cargo, no último dos três dias de uma visita oficial a Hong Kong, para assinalar a data.

FV (DM) // JLG


          China sanguine as Trump-Xi 'bromance' sours over North Korea, Taiwan   

China sanguine as Trump-Xi 'bromance' sours over North Korea, TaiwanBy Ben Blanchard and Christian Shepherd BEIJING (Reuters) - China reacted relatively calmly on Friday after a series of diplomatic broadsides by the United States, expressing anger over new arms sales by Washington to Taiwan but hoping ties could soon be brought back on track. U.S. officials have said President Donald Trump is growing increasingly frustrated with China over its inability to restrain North Korea's arms and missile programs. This week, the United States imposed sanctions on two Chinese citizens and a shipping company for helping North Korea's weapons programs, announced a $1.4 billion arms sale for Taiwan, and said it would like sick Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo to be treated "elsewhere".



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          Film Review: ‘Reset’   
The Korean filmmaker known as Chang does the time warp again, and again, in the Chinese-produced sci-fi thriller “Reset,” a film best described as the fair-to-middling realization of a cleverer-than-average high concept. The MacGuffin here is a “data module” that contains info about technology capable of sending people way back into the past — make... Read more »
          Progressives and Their Tom Thumb's Blues   
Taking a brief break from my duties as tour guide for our visiting Spanish guests. Took them yesterday over the mountains to visit the beautiful San Juan Capistrano Mission. I figured Spaniards would like to see a Spanish-built church. We had magnificent weather and a picturesque drive on a winding mountain road. They seemed to like it judging from the hundreds of pictures they took. California has a great and colorful history; it's future? Hmmm . . . maybe not so much.

Anyhow, the Diplowife has taken our guests on a shopping expedition, and I sit alone, supervising the washing machine as it churns away, and listening to Bob Dylan. I had forgotten how good he is. He deserved that Nobel prize. In particular I love his "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues." The music has a Leibner/Stoller "Smokey Joe's Cafe" feel, but the real magic is in the words. Dylan's use of words is akin to that in the poems of Gertrude Stein; he uses them more for their sound than their meaning to tell the story and set the mood. Jazz with words--and the harmonica is great. Brilliant stuff.
When you're lost in the rain in Juarez when it's Easter time, too/
And your gravity fails and negativity don't pull you through/
Don't put on any airs when you're down on Rue Morgue Avenue
They got some hungry women there and they really make a mess outta you/
Now, if you see Saint Annie, please tell her thanks a lot/
I cannot move, my fingers are all in a knot/
I don't have the strength to get up and take another shot/
And my best friend, my doctor, won't even say what it is I've got. 
Sweet Melinda, the peasants call her the goddess of gloom/
She speaks good English and she invites you up into her room/
And you're so kind and careful not to go to her too soon/
And she takes your voice and leaves you howling at the moon...
Gotta love Dylan's description of "Sweet Melinda." It got me thinking about the progressives and their collective melt-down over the past few days and weeks. President Trump has done something remarkable with his tweets, his speeches, his actions, and his general attitude, to wit, he's taken the progressives' voice and left them "howling at the moon."

President Trump has used words as much for setting the mood as for their actual definition. While the progressives try to parse and pick apart those words, the rest of us understand exactly what he's saying, how he's tapping into our own thoughts and letting them gush forth like a wildcat oil well.

He is leaving the progs "howling at the moon." They don't know what else to say about him, what other slanders and libels to heave in his direction, what more fake narratives and news to conjure up. Nothing seems to work. It all boomerangs.

If Trump can keep this up, he will go down as one of the great presidents. He is a revolutionary force. I am more than impressed.
          Samsung Bixby Starts to Roll   
Samsung Reports:

*After launch, Bixby's language support will initially begin with Korean, and expand to English and then Chinese. Plans for further language support are tentative. Bixby voice controls will soon be integrated into some of your favorite native apps.

Three ways to engage, not just one
Since Bixby understands talk, text, and taps, you're able to use the way that's most convenient at the time. You can also switch between modes whenever you need to. ... " 

Also expect this to ultimately move onto their broad line of appliances.

And in the Verge.    More on other virtual assistant ideas.


          Recommender Engine in Cortana   
Good instructive example for Cortana.  How easy is this for maintaining the recommendations?   I like to show these kinds of examples because they include simple business process.  Which is forgotten these days when mentioning AI.

Cortana Intelligence and Machine Learning Blog
Using a recommendation system in an application
by Ankit Asthana, Principal PM VS.NET at Microsoft.

Recommendation systems are extremely popular today and are used everywhere, to predict music you’d like, products to buy, and movies to see! In this post, we would like to show you how you can build a movie recommendation engine. The post will describe how to build this model in Azure Machine Learning Studio. It comes with an end-end sample that walks you through the process of building a movie recommendation service that you can incorporate into your application today. .... "
          Software Developer - Data Science/Machine Learning - Leidos - Hanover, MD   
Java/JEE, JavaScript, Java Expression Language (JEXL), J1BX, Flex, EXT - JS, JSP, .NET, AJAX, SEAM, C, C++, PHP, Ruby / Ruby-on-Rails, SQL, MS SQL Server, MySQL...
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          Japanese Sake Box Cachepots   
Japanese Sake Box Cachepots
These stylish cachepots are designed after traditional Japanese sake boxes and crafted from Northern Chinese Pine.

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          Meat Clerk - Sprouts Farmers Market - Gilbert, AZ   
Possess good vision is required for using sharp knives, band saw, grinder, sausage maker, box cutter, wrapping machine and tenderizer....
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          Production Supervisor - 2nd shift - Innovated Machine & Tool Co., Inc. - Newport News, VA   
Supervisor for Sheet Metal Fabrication – 2nd shift*. Under the direction of daytime Production Supervisor, direct workflow to coincide with customer demands....
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          Powder Coater, 1st & 2nd shift - Innovated Machine & Tool Co., Inc. - Newport News, VA   
Be able to communicate effectively with supervisors, coworkers, and vendors as needed; We have been providing our customers with quality product and above...
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          Industrial Maintenance Mechanic - Innovated Machine & Tool Co., Inc. - Newport News, VA   
Diagnose the nature of a problem, disassemble equipment, replace worn or defective parts and components such as motors, bearings, shafts and belts, rebuild unit...
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          Production Mig Welder - Innovated Machine & Tool Co., Inc. - Newport News, VA   
Be able to communicate effectively with supervisors, coworkers, and vendors as needed; Be able to lift up to 100 lbs;...
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          Production Supervisor -Sheet Metal Fabrication (CNC) - Innovated Machine & Tool Co., Inc. - Newport News, VA   
Innovated Machine & Tool Co., Inc., a Newport News, Virginia Sheet Metal Fabrication company, is now hiring for a Production Supervisor.... $60,000 - $75,000 a year
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          World League hockey (d) – Pays-Bas et Chine se disputeront le titre de la demi-finale de World League à Bruxelles   
World League hockey (d) - Pays-Bas et Chine se disputeront le titre de la demi-finale de World League à Bruxelles
Les Pays-Bas, champions du monde en titre, et la Chine s’affronteront dimanche en finale de la demi-finale de World League, dans les installations de La Rasante, à Bruxelles. Au bout du suspense, les Néerlandaises, classées première au classement FIH, ont émergé 5-4 aux shoot-outs (1-1 à la fin du temps réglementaire) de la Nouvelle Zélande […]

Cet article World League hockey (d) – Pays-Bas et Chine se disputeront le titre de la demi-finale de World League à Bruxelles est apparu en premier sur Metro.


          Comment on BizTalk Server advanced WCF custom binding techniques and challenges by David Grospelier   
Hi Nino, I have a question regarding the deployment of Behaviours / MessageInspectors, ... We have 2 options to deploy them: put the configuration in the machine.config file or put the configuration in the WCF Extensions tab of the Receive or Send Handler. For these 2 options, none can be automatized via Release Management for example.... Do you know if we can do something about that? Thanks. David GROSPELIER (MiddleWay)
          Pharmacy Technician - Providence Healthcare - Canada   
Unit Dose Auto-Packager ATP(R), Unit Dose Table-top Packager, Narcotic Heat Seal Machine, Electronic Balance, Topical Ointment Mixer, Laminar Air Flow Cabinet);...
From Providence Healthcare - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:25:21 GMT - View all Canada jobs
          Seasonal Retail Associate - Music & Arts - Charleston, SC   
The ability to uses equipment such as cash registers, computers, phones, photocopiers, printers, calculators, and fax machines....
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          Senior Robotics and Controls Specialist - JMP Engineering - Canada   
Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits. At JMP Automation we design, build and integrate world-class automation systems leveraging the use of robotics and machine...
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          Junior Robotics and Controls Specialist - JMP Engineering - Canada   
Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits. At JMP Automation we design, build and integrate world-class automation systems leveraging the use of robotics and machine...
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          Intermediate Robotics and Controls Specialist - JMP Engineering - Canada   
Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits. At JMP Automation we design, build and integrate world-class automation systems leveraging the use of robotics and machine...
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          Applications Engineer - JMP Engineering - Canada   
Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits. At JMP Automation, we design, build and integrate world-class automation systems leveraging the use of robotics and machine...
From JMP Engineering - Wed, 14 Jun 2017 20:44:27 GMT - View all Canada jobs
          Comment on The Birdheye View: High Times at the First Annual Jamaica Cannabis Cup by ELV Recycling Machine   
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          My first HTML5 page from W3schools   

I don't see any advantage in putting an HTML page online while it's under construction.

If you're still learning and still practising, then you can do that perfectly well on a local machine. Time enough to upload when you have something completed. You should be developing on a local machine anyway, so why complicate matters?


          Comment on Save me from the sanctimony of oilco’s, supermarkets, airlines & ISPs: save jobs from robotisation by desmond   
we need to go for the directors who seek to profit themselves from this destructiveness.. Its madness to treat us like machines and endeavour to debase the human to human experience.. the problem is their gigantic greed which deprives them of the ability to appreciate anything at all that is truly human.
          ShadowNextGen won the New Entrant! achievement in Micro Machines World Series   
ShadowNextGen won the New Entrant! achievement in Micro Machines World Series. The achievement is worth 17 TrueAchievement points (15). 510 tracked gamers now have this achievement.
          ShadowNextGen won the Schooled achievement in Micro Machines World Series   
ShadowNextGen won the Schooled achievement in Micro Machines World Series. The achievement is worth 16 TrueAchievement points (15). 525 tracked gamers now have this achievement.
          Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire är nu släppt   

Final Fantasy XV byggdes under den gångna veckan ut med expansionen Episode Prompto och nu kan vi även avnjuta spelet på resande fot. Utvecklaren Machine Zone är känd för...


          Proposal Engineer - Fives Group - Lonate Pozzolo, Lombardia   
Laurea in ingegneria; Fives Intralogistics SPA , leader nella progettazione, realizzazione, avviamento ed assistenza di impianti e macchine per la...
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          Customer Service Manager - Fives Group - Lonate Pozzolo, Lombardia   
Fives Intralogistics SPA , azienda multinazionale leader nella progettazione, realizzazione, avviamento ed assistenza di impianti e macchine per la...
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          Tecnico installazione impianti - Fives Group - Lonate Pozzolo, Lombardia   
Fives Intralogistics SPA , leader nella progettazione, realizzazione, avviamento ed assistenza di impianti e macchine per la movimentazione e lo smistamento,...
Da Fives Group - Sat, 01 Apr 2017 19:41:26 GMT - Visualizza tutte le offerte di lavoro a Lonate Pozzolo, Lombardia
          Ingénieurs-mécaniciens principaux - Atlantic Marine - Canada   
Mécanique de machinerie lourde, réfrigération, usinage, tuyauterie,. Marine Atlantique est une société d’État fédérale qui assure un service de....
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          IND EQUIP MECHANIC - Army and Air Force Exchange Service - Newport News, VA   
INDEPENDENTLY DISMANTLES, MOVES, AND RELOCATES VARIOUS TYPES OF CONVEYOR SYSTEMS/COMPONENTS OR INSTALLS NEW MACHINERY, EQUIPMENT, AND ELECTRICAL POWER SUPPLIES.... $19.63 an hour
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          Industrial Maintenance Mechanic - Innovated Machine & Tool Co., Inc. - Newport News, VA   
Report deficiencies of replacement parts and maintenance supplies. Install and relocate plant equipment, lay out conduit, water and air lines, pull and...
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          [uhindsv46]:More golf knowledge - POCO空间(POCO.CN)   

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What’s more, is easily done many golf training stretch exercises in your Office can while still sitting at your desk or work station. This means that even if you have the kind of schedule, with virtually no time to spare leaves you still time in some serious golf training exercises to put the your golf game will take place, can find to another level, they have never before known.
 
Find a teaching method, you can relate to, the golf swing on your own without lessons, books or videos, if you think you can find the jokes are you. What do you think you do what you actually do is never. Just when you think you have it, it’s gone. It would not make sense to follow you through the different parts of the swing a step by step method and tells you in a way, you can understand. There are many different teachers out there with many different thought to swing properly as the Association. I myself, to teach the golf swing based on the 3 elements of the iron Byron swing machine that Byron Nelson was modeled after the swing. In my many years trying to figure out the swing saw I it until I say iron Byron hit a golf ball. As soon as I mind and I it refer the simplicity of the machine to my own swing, started to fit the pieces together. If this sounds then following my approach would be attractive to you a great idea. If not, lessons from your local Pro or a quick search in a bookstore or on the Internet will give you many other ways.
 
Tons of practice swings to do if you chose a teacher and a method’s time to practice it what you’ve learned. Again, it is not as easy as whacking balls out there. They were shown certain positions you need to integrate your swing. The best way to do this is by doing tons of practice swings in the mirror or in the field. By doing lots of practice swings, will eliminate your new swing positions so you can consistently do you when you make actual shots. The whole point of a change is to make the change. Of only whacking balls out there will continue to do your old swing that is full of errors.
 
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          451 Research: Cloud Price Index Finds Serverless Usually Cheaper Than Virtual Machines And Containers   
In the industryamp;rsquo;s first analysis of serverless cloud pricing, 451 Research has found that, for the majority of new applications, serverless offers a lower cost of ownership (TCO) than virtual machines (VMs) and containers.
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          Sri Lanka's top court dismisses case against Chinese industrial zone deal   
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a case against letting a Chinese company lease land in southern Sri Lanka, a lawyer said, potentially ending a six-month delay in finalising the deal, part of China's plans for a modern-day "Silk Road" across Asia.

          Best Pokémon to Evolve, TM, and Power-up for Raids   
What are the Pokémon you need to evolve, use Training Machines on, and power-up to beat the Bosses in Pokémon Go's new Battle Raids? Here's your updated list! With Battle Raids, you and other trainers of all three teams join up to beat the Raid Boss in order to win rare candies, Quick and Charge TMs, Golden Razz Berries, and a chance to catch the Boss! But, in order to win treats, catches, and glory, you need the best Pokémon for the battle, and those Pokémon need the best movesets. To get the best Pokémon, you have to catch or evolve them. To get the best movesets, you'll need luck and Technical Machines (TM). To power them up, you'll need stardust and candy. But before you can get the best, you need to know the best to get. Here they are! New: Latest Pokémon Go Updates | Next Pokémon Go Event Hot: Best movesets | Best Power-Ups | Find rares | Catch bonuses Guides: Pokémon Go tips + tricks | Pokémon Go cheats TL...
          Siebmaschinen-Trends   
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          CT-Produktfokus Siebmaschinen   
Vibration oder Rotation, Ultraschall- oder Klopfreinigung, Hygiene oder Ex-Schutz? Für jede Anwendung ist die passende Siebmaschine erhältlich oder lässt sich nach Bedarf anpassen. Hier einige Neuheiten, ihre Unterschiede und ihre Stärken.
          Trendbericht: Siebmaschinen   
Sieben ist eine der ältesten Techniken der Menschheit - Was gibt es bei einer so alten Methode noch zu verbessern? Gefragt sind immer bessere Trennschärfen und höherer Durchsatz der Siebmaschinen bei ständing wechselnden Produkten.
          Schenck Process kauft Screenex   
Screenex wurde im Jahr 1983 gegründet und ist laut Schenck Process in Australien führender Hersteller von Siebbelägen und verwandten Produkten für Schwingmaschinen und bietet unter anderem Lösungen für Minen- und Heavy-Anwendungen an. Dr. Jochen Weyrauch, President & CEO von Schenck Process, kommentierte die Akquisition: „Unsere Kunden können nun ihre kompletten Schwingmaschinen, inklusive der Siebbeläge, aus einer Hand
          Royal IHC Presents Dredging Innovations in Shanghai   
The Chinese Dredging Association (CHIDA) recently held its Board Exchange Meeting in Shanghai, during which Royal IHC showcased the company’s sustainable dredging innovations. According to IHC, over 300 people of the Chinese dredging industry attended the event, including top representatives and delegations from all the major Chinese dredging companies. The conference started with a definition […]
          Comment on Stripes by Gail   
Stripeys! Those heathered colors are so beautiful together! Yay for serging on vintage machines!
          Comment on Stripes by Dorothy from Kentucky   
Beautiful shawl. Beautiful machine. And delightful little prince!
          Why Personalization Is The Key To Customer Satisfaction   
Andrew Blackmon of The Black Tux shares how the company is using machine-learning models to streamline the fitting process
          Adobe Is Teaching Machines To Copy Your Artistic Style   
A new research project called Stylit uses a camera to mimic a drawing and reproduce the strokes digitally
          An Algorithm Designs the Optimal Bow   
Collaboration between artist and machine creates beautiful, functional archery
          6月27日(火)のつぶやき その2   

スーパーミニプラが、元のアニメイメージ残しつつ〜な造形で攻めてると思うのだが、この枠でアニメ版ガンダムってのアリかもしれないなあ、などとおっさんユーザ的には思う。

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月27日 - 17:14

本日発売!「動物戦隊ジュウオウジャー公式完全読本」!TV、劇場版、最新Vシネマに至るまで、極限まで敢行したキャスト、スーツアクター、声優、スタッフへの取材から、ジュウオウジャー王者の道を振り返ります☆

#ジュウオウジャー… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— 羅摩 ソノ子@宇宙船 (@sonoko_uchusen) 2017年6月24日 - 01:17

情報を大切にしろ!情報解禁日を大切にしない奴は死ぬべきなんだ!!

— 前澤まさる@レインボー造型 (@MAEZAH) 2017年6月24日 - 09:07

@tanimeso そうそう

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月27日 - 17:45

@funbolt 個人的には関節の白いガンダムがほしいです

— nzıɐp (@daizu) 2017年6月27日 - 18:07

@daizu そうなんですよね、それだけでもイメージ変わるはずなんですが。。。

関節はメカ色って呪いは強いですね。

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月27日 - 18:11

パワースポットも別にいいんだけど、そこら神社や寺の中のでかい木に抱きついてるオバサンすげーいて結構気持ち悪いですね

— 夏を許さない (@yu1096) 2017年6月27日 - 14:56

pic.twitter.com/Jw6zmmXYFp

— nzıɐp (@daizu) 2017年6月24日 - 23:40

この緊縛プレイ感たまらんな。
twitter.com/daizu/status/8…

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月27日 - 18:14

鉄血MSは80年代HJの雰囲気があるよな

— ジョニー尻山 (@JohnnySiriyama) 2017年6月27日 - 18:15

MSというかオリメカか

— ジョニー尻山 (@JohnnySiriyama) 2017年6月27日 - 18:16

すまん、さすがに突っ込まずにいられない。全部子供のもんやん(笑 pic.twitter.com/RMsLHFAwBE

— あべとおる (@patimono) 2017年6月27日 - 00:55

戦隊に携わり現在も支えている多くのスタッフ、役者さんに対する侮辱する宣伝記事!

「ああ、戦隊モノか……」と思ったヤツ、ちょっと来い!「パシリム」「アベンジャーズ」好きなら絶対見ろ! #パワーレンジャー eiga.com/official/power…

— 妖奇七郎・肥卍党 (@ikkyujapan) 2017年6月27日 - 00:10

この記事を書いた奴!
貴様が「本当にすまない」と謝罪するのは戦隊に携わったスタッフ、役者そして多くのファンだ!
恥をしれ!!!
#パワーレンジャー pic.twitter.com/LHOag2Yzqo

— 妖奇七郎・肥卍党 (@ikkyujapan) 2017年6月27日 - 00:24

酷い宣伝コンセプト。ココで言う「単なる戦隊モノ」は本気で撮られてないとでも言うのだろうか。 > パワーレンジャー 特集:「ああ、戦隊モノか……」と思ったヤツ、ちょっと来い!声を大にして言わせてもらう──“実は”とんでもなく面白い!… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— ふりーく北波 (@nami_happy) 2017年6月27日 - 09:08

加えてジャンプ漫画とハリウッド大作が至高という視点で、結果的に「単なる」と戦隊モノを甚だしく貶める手法の稚拙さよ。それならまず戦隊モノの魅力を再発見しようよ。 > 「パシリム」「アベンジャーズ」好きなら絶対見ろ! #パワーレンジャー eiga.com/official/power…

— ふりーく北波 (@nami_happy) 2017年6月27日 - 09:12

つまり、映画.comさんでは普段、戦隊モノに限らず映像作品に対しては、子供向け…劣るモノ・本気でないモノ、大人向けなら正当に評価するモノという区切りを持ち、既に予断を付けた上で評価を下しているんですね。 twitter.com/eigacom/status…

— ふりーく北波 (@nami_happy) 2017年6月27日 - 09:30

ああ。わかった。この広告の狙い「戦隊モノなめてた!すまん!すげえわ!」を最大限発揮しつつ何かをdisってアゲたいのなら、ココで褒めてるパシリムやアベンジャーズ、ジャンプ漫画をサゲればイイんすよ。「そこに並ぶ」でなく、「それらを超え… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— ふりーく北波 (@nami_happy) 2017年6月27日 - 10:29

なるほど

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月27日 - 20:44

本当にユニークなボディーをしているバイクですねぇ(´ `*

恐らくヴィンテージバイクがお好きな方はご存知かも知れません
フランスで1929~34年程の期間で製造されていた
マジェスティック【Majestic】350型と言うバイク… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— 榛の字(しんのじ-Shin no Ji) (@ShimbaHome) 2017年6月22日 - 02:12

やさしさだとは思うけど、夢をブチこわさないで…… pic.twitter.com/FAEtY1Nhkd

— 土屋アソビ (@wtbw) 2017年6月26日 - 12:32

一瞬AKIRAの金田に見えるベーコンの写真です pic.twitter.com/AGnpuoBrpD

— ウドチェ (@wdche) 2016年10月13日 - 11:53

「グーティサファイアオーナメンタル」という最近のガンダムみたいな長い名前のタランチュラが居ると思ったら、配色がバーザムだった。
dangerous-insects.blog.jp/archives/72833… pic.twitter.com/6HBmOcD1QL

— 中北晃二 (@bing_chang) 2017年6月6日 - 16:49

This machine prints out brick roads. pic.twitter.com/yHLxAlpRyW

— INSIDER (@thisisinsider) 2017年6月26日 - 11:30

【テングモウミウシ】

光合成をおこなう事ができるウミウシ。
体長は5ミリ程で、日本やインドネシア、フィリピンなどの浅い海に生息しています。
未だに解明されていないことの多い生き物でもあります。 pic.twitter.com/cf6PWvBYSL

— 二度見するほど美しい生き物 (@nidomi_bea) 2017年6月23日 - 12:00

【出展のお知らせ】◯山猫屋の山猫展その弍 5/26〜6/7 (6/1はお休み) yamanekosy.exblog.jp/26682801/ 山猫は山猫屋さんの看板猫を抱いているイメージで作りました。台の本は『注文の多い料理店』と『どんぐりと… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— 松本浩子○百々猫堂 (@momonekodou) 2017年5月25日 - 22:44

『山猫屋の山猫展 その弐』 出展作品紹介
小澤康麿さん『山ねこと山猫』 pic.twitter.com/AVvNPiHSR8

— 山猫屋 猫ものの店と小さなギャラリー (@yamanekosy) 2017年5月31日 - 18:25

発掘で色々出てきたので、供養シリーズ第10弾「#ガンダム0080 #ポケットの中の戦争」それまでにあまりやられてなかった爆発の描き方や、メカの巨大感など色々試行錯誤した作品。今見るとキャラは鬼太郎のクセが残っててヘンテコな絵になっ… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— 磯光雄IsoMitsuo (@IsoMitsuo) 2017年6月26日 - 10:08

なおこの「#ガンダム0080 #ポケットの中の戦争」は8月末にBlu-rayBOXが発売されます!新録コメンタリ、特製ブックレットなど豪華特典。名誉なことに私もちょっとだけ設定とインタビューが載ります。現在絶賛予約受け付け中!
gundam0080.net

— 磯光雄IsoMitsuo (@IsoMitsuo) 2017年6月26日 - 10:09

改めて映画ドットコムの記事見たら、ジャンプ以外の価値基準のないヤバイ人感があるな。もっと色々な映画なり見た方がいいかも。

— デスウンコさん (@funbolt) 2017年6月27日 - 22:17
          By: Bill, vacationing on BizzaroWorld   
That's strange, Noga... My loading of that page says something very much different. <blockquote>"His abrupt withdrawal came after Freeman, who advocated and endorsed the use of the US military against peaceful protesters, drew fire from civil liberties and pro-free speech organizations." In his notorious memo, written in May 2006, Freeman showed not only his support for the Chinese Politburo and MacArthur's suppression of the Tiananmen and Bonus Army protests, but also supported the principle of using the military to suppress any other potentially embarrassing protests such as the 1963 civil rights march on Washington that featured Martin Luther King's famous "I Have a Dream" Speech. From the Freeman memo (emphasis ours): "For myself, I side on this — if not on numerous other issues — with Gen. Douglas MacArthur. <i><b>I do not believe it is acceptable for any country to allow the heart of its national capital to be occupied by dissidents intent on disrupting the normal functions of government, however appealing to foreigners their propaganda may be.</b></I> Such folk, whether they represent a veterans’ “Bonus Army” or a “student uprising” on behalf of “the goddess of democracy” should expect to be displaced with despatch from the ground they occupy. I cannot conceive of any American government behaving with the ill-conceived restraint that the Zhao Ziyang administration did in China, allowing students to occupy zones that are the equivalent of the Washington National Mall and Times Square, combined. while shutting down much of the Chinese government’s normal operations. I thus share the hope of the majority in China that no Chinese government will repeat the mistakes of Zhao Ziyang’s dilatory tactics of appeasement in dealing with domestic protesters in China."</blockquote> Having a wonderful time. Wish you all were here.
          01/07/2017: FRONT PAGE: Chinese mother wins legal fight to stay in UK   
JAMES MULHOLLAND The government decision was upheld by a specialist immigration court. Both lawyers acting for Ms Zheng and the government later accepted that the court had made the wrong decision with the evidence at its disposal. She then went to...
          IBM AIX Workstation 7011-250 (Bull DPX-20 / 100)   

Linux acum pe toate drumurile, și toți se laudă că știu să administreze un server cu Linux (chiar dacă-s p’afariști).
Așa că nu mai este impresionant la resume’ - și nici la salariu.
Administratorii de UNIX-uri comerciale însă sunt la căutare. Cu banu’ gros.

Dar aveți noroc - cine vrea să învețe să administreze un UNIX comercial - AIX - poate să îl ia de la mine pe Costel.

Costel este un IBM 7011-250 (re-badge-uit ca Bull DPX-20 / 100, produs “European” pentru a putea fi luat cu fonduri EU)
cu:
- 1 CPU PowerPC 601 66Mhz
- 96 MB Ram (4*16 + 4*8)
- 2.88 MB Floppy drive
- HDD SCSI 9Gb
- 2 plăci rețea 10Mbps cu transcievere RJ45 (una on-board, una pe slot MCA)
- Placă MCA multi-serial (8 porturi) la care nu am însă cablul.
- Făra placă video - consola pe port serial, dau și cablu serial.
- AIX 5.1L instalat. Ultima versiune care mai suportă PowerPC601
- Cheie originală front-panel.

Extra:

- CD-uri: instalare AIX 4.3.3, instalare AIX 5.1, copie la arhiva de freeware pt AIX 4.3.3 de la bulfreeware.com
- CDROM SCSI extern UltraPlex 40max (unul din puținele modele cu sector-size selectabil - de pe care pot boota Mac-uri vechi și SGI-uri)
- Unitate bandă SCSI VXA-1 in cutie externă SCSI Bull
- HDD SCSI 15Krpm 36Gb în cutie externă SCSI Sun
- Toate cablurile SCSI necesare
- Bandă date 8mm VXA V17 + bandă curățare 8mm VXA + bandă date 8mm Sony modificată pt compatibiliate VXA + 12 alte benzi de 8mm gata de a fi modificate de voi.

Opționale:

- Diverse adaptoare port serial
- Switch 10/100
- “Skateboard” - o placă de lemn cu rotile și prelungitor pe care o foloseam ca să-l pot băga și scoate ușor dintr-o debara (cu toate cutiile SCSI pornite nu este foarte silențios)

Ce-i lipsește:

- Un stăpân iubitor. La mine stătea în debara și colecta praf.
- Un adaptor USB-Serial pt consolă - dacă vreți să accesați consola de pe mac

Cât costă ?

100 lei.

De unde îl iau ?

Bucureșți, sector.2, lângă stadionul național.
NU îl trimit cu curier - este făcut din oțel gros, este GREU.

Mai multe informații:

(fiind mașină pre-CHRP, prtconf nu știe să citească model, frecvența și versiunea de firmware)
(hdd-ul extern este nefolosit, de aia nu apare la df)

costel:~# prtconf
lsattr0514-528 The "frequency" attribute does not exist in the predefined
        device configuration database
.
lsattr0514-528 The "modelname" attribute does not exist in the predefined
        device configuration database
.
lsattr0514-528 The "fwversion" attribute does not exist in the predefined
        device configuration database
.
System Model:
Machine Serial NumberNot Available
Processor Type
PowerPC_601
Number Of Processors
1
Processor Clock Speed
:  MHz
CPU Type
32-bit
Kernel Type
32-bit
LPAR Info
: -1 NULL
Memory Size
128 MB
Good Memory Size
:  MB
Firmware Version
:
Console Loginenable
Auto Restart
false
Full Core
false

Network Information
        Host Name
costel
        IP Address
192.168.x.x
        Sub Netmask
255.255.255.0
        Gateway
192.168.x.x
        Name Server
192.168.x.x
        Domain Name
xx.xx

Paging Space Information
        Total Paging Space
192MB
        Percent Used
7%

Volume Groups Information
==============================================================================
rootvg:
PV_NAME           PV STATE          TOTAL PPs   FREE PPs    FREE DISTRIBUTION
hdisk0            active            542         143         34..00
..00..00..109
==============================================================================

INSTALLED RESOURCE LIST

The following resources are installed on the machine.
+/- = 
Added or deleted from Resource List.
*   = 
Diagnostic support not available.

  
Model Architecturers6k
  Model Implementation
Uni-ProcessorMCA bus

sys0              00-00             System Object
sysplanar0        00-00             System Planar
ioplanar0         00-00             I/O Planar
bus0              00-00             Microchannel Bus
sio0              00-00             Standard I/O Planar
fda0              00-00-0D          Standard I/O Diskette Adapter
fd0               00-00-0D-00       Diskette Drive
ent0              00-00-0E          Integrated Ethernet Adapter
sioka0            00-00-0K          Keyboard Adapter
sioma0            00-00-0M          Mouse Adapter
ppa0              00-00-0P          Standard I/O Parallel Port Adapter
scsi0             00-00-0S          Standard SCSI I/O Controller
hdisk0            00-00-0S-0,0      Other SCSI Disk Drive
cd0               00-00-0S-1,0      Other SCSI CD-ROM Drive
hdisk1            00-00-0S-4,0      Other SCSI Disk Drive
rmt0              00-00-0S-6,0      Other SCSI Tape Drive
siota0            00-00-0T          Tablet Adapter
sa0               00-00-S1          Standard I/O Serial Port 1
tty0              00-00-S1-00       Asynchronous Terminal
sa1               00-00-S2          Standard I/O Serial Port 2
tty1              00-00-S2-00       Asynchronous Terminal
ent1              00-01             Ethernet High-Performance LAN
                                      Adapter 
(8ef5)
sa2               00-02             8-Port Asynchronous Adapter EIA-232
proc0             00-00             Processor
mem0              00-0A             16 MB Memory SIMM
mem1              00-0B             16 MB Memory SIMM
mem2              00-0C             16 MB Memory SIMM
mem3              00-0D             16 MB Memory SIMM
mem4              00-0E             8 MB Memory SIMM
mem5              00-0F             8 MB Memory SIMM
mem6              00-0G             8 MB Memory SIMM
mem7              00-0H             8 MB Memory SIMM
sysunit0          00-00             System Unit

costel
:~# oslevel -r
5100-09

costel
:~# df -Pk
Filesystem    1024-blocks      Used Available Capacity Mounted on
/dev/hd4            32768     13568     19200      42% /
/
dev/hd2          2048000   1445004    602996      71% /usr
/dev/hd9var         32768     22152     10616      68% /var
/
dev/hd3            32768      1988     30780       7% /tmp
/dev/hd1            32768      1140     31628       4% /home
/dev/lv00         4096000   3187444    908556      78% /data
/proc                   -         -         -       -  /proc
/dev/hd10opt        32768      9552     23216      30% /opt 

Aștept oferte sau întrebări.


          Production Planner / Scheduler - Gemini Machine Works Inc. - Nisku, AB   
Gemini Machine Works Inc. ~Tougher Than Steel~ Nisku, AB Currently accepting resumes for a Production Planner/Scheduler. REQUIREMENTS: - An understanding
From Indeed - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:58:11 GMT - View all Nisku, AB jobs
          Chinese School Teacher - Mon Sheong Foundation - Canada   
ECE diploma an asset. Teach in appropriate subjects and classes at Mon Sheong’s Chinese School campuses;...
From Mon Sheong Foundation - Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:13:17 GMT - View all Canada jobs
          Sewing Machine Operators – Afternoons - FELLFAB - Hamilton, ON   
With 65 years of experience and three manufacturing facilities in North America, FELLFAB ® is an industry leader providing engineered solutions using textile...
From FELLFAB - Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:49:50 GMT - View all Hamilton, ON jobs
          Vater legt Tochter in ihr künftiges Grab   

Mitunter gehen Eltern sehr ungewöhnliche Wege, um auf das Schicksal ihrer kranken Kinder aufmerksam zu machen – manchmal dabei auch an die Grenzen des guten Geschmacks: So wie dieser chinesische Vater, der sich mit seiner zweijährigen Tochter in ihr künftiges Grab gelegt hat.


          War Machines: Free Multiplayer Tank Shooting Games APK   
War Machines: Free Multiplayer Tank Shooting Games

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           K-Machines by Damien Broderick    
K-Machines starts off in much the same style as its prequel, mixing enigmatic conversation with literary stylings and rampaging monsters. It's when August Seebeck, whose life changed so dramatically in Godplayers, begins questioning what has happened to him that K-Machines starts to change its focus. The adventure is still there, but it now moves more to the background, and the main story becomes a series of conversations all brought about by August's questions.
          /Source Documentation/3.8.0/FreeImage380Chinese.pdf   
/Source Documentation/3.8.0/FreeImage380Chinese.pdf
              
Judul : The Chinese Art Of Excellence Harga : Rp. 99.000,- Berat : 186 gr Kondisi : Bekas, Sesuai Gambar Sinopsis : Perjalanan yang panjangnya ribuan mil dimulai dengan satu langkah. Dala usaha menuju kesempurnaan,merupakan suatu kebanggan apabila kita dapat menyelesaikan pekerjaan dengan baik. Di sini dalam The Chinese Art Of Excellence - Kesempurnaan menawarkan pendekatan sistematis untuk memberikan inspirasi dan menanamkan standar kerja tinggi yang terbukti efektif dalam lingungan masyarakat timur selama ribuan tahun. Disampaikan dalam bentuk komik yang menarik,penuturan EXCELLENCE diatur dalam akronim P-R-I-M-E T-A-S-K-S agar para pembaca dapat mengingatnya dengan mudah seperti membalik telapak tangan. Selain menghibur,buku ini juga akan memberikan kepada Anda pengatahuan dalam dunia kita yang mengenali dan menghargai kesempurnaan dalam semua bidang dan studi. Segera Pesan Sebelum Kehabisan,konfirmasi dahulu sebelum pemesanan,Anda bisa berhemat biaya kirim dengan membeli beberapa buku sekaligus. WA untuk konfirmasi O82122577997,Line : @wyv7563j (pake @), Reseller & Dropshipper Are Very Welcome Segera Pesan Sebelum Kehabisan,Anda bisa berhemat biaya kirim dengan membeli beberapa buku sekaligus, cek buku kami lainnya di www.condetshop.com WA untuk konfirmasi O82122577997, Line : @wyv7563j (pake @) Reseller & Dropshipper Are Very Welcome #buku #medan #islam #bukuislam #tokobukuonline #bukuberkualitas #jualonline #reseller #resellerwelcome #indonesia #jakarta #bandung #olshop #olshopmurah #olshopindo #bali #malang #surabaya #olshopmurah #onlineshop #onlineshopindo #onlineshopindonesia #jualankaka #jualanku #jualansist #jualanmurah #jualanbro #jogja #jualanbaju
              
Judul : The Chinese Art Of Excellence Harga : Rp. 99.000,- Berat : 186 gr Kondisi : Bekas, Sesuai Gambar Sinopsis : Perjalanan yang panjangnya ribuan mil dimulai dengan satu langkah. Dala usaha menuju kesempurnaan,merupakan suatu kebanggan apabila kita dapat menyelesaikan pekerjaan dengan baik. Di sini dalam The Chinese Art Of Excellence - Kesempurnaan menawarkan pendekatan sistematis untuk memberikan inspirasi dan menanamkan standar kerja tinggi yang terbukti efektif dalam lingungan masyarakat timur selama ribuan tahun. Disampaikan dalam bentuk komik yang menarik,penuturan EXCELLENCE diatur dalam akronim P-R-I-M-E T-A-S-K-S agar para pembaca dapat mengingatnya dengan mudah seperti membalik telapak tangan. Selain menghibur,buku ini juga akan memberikan kepada Anda pengatahuan dalam dunia kita yang mengenali dan menghargai kesempurnaan dalam semua bidang dan studi. Segera Pesan Sebelum Kehabisan,Anda bisa berhemat biaya kirim dengan membeli beberapa buku sekaligus, cek buku kami lainnya di www.condetshop.com WA untuk konfirmasi O82122577997, Line : @wyv7563j (pake @) Reseller & Dropshipper Are Very Welcome #buku #medan #islam #bukuislam #tokobukuonline #bukuberkualitas #jualonline #reseller #resellerwelcome #indonesia #jakarta #bandung #olshop #olshopmurah #olshopindo #bali #malang #surabaya #olshopmurah #onlineshop #onlineshopindo #onlineshopindonesia #jualankaka #jualanku #jualansist #jualanmurah #jualanbro #jogja #jualanbaju
              
✖️Lexus LFA Nurburgring Package✖️ One of the best sounding machines ever made #supercar #ferrari #mclaren#cars#nissan #lexus #lfa #nurburgring #package #supercars #drifting #nsx#lamborghini #hypercar #driftlife #cambergang #racecar #bugatti#huracan#driftcar #audi #cargram #instacars #fastcars #brabus #maybach #carspotter #carspotting
          Football throwing machine   
A football passing machine is configured to eject a prolate-spheroid-shaped football. The football passing machine includes a frame member, an adjustable launch surface mounted to the frame member, a ball magazine positioned above the adjustable launch surface that is configured to contain a plurality of footballs, a moveable escapement arm that is configured to successively dispense footballs that are contained within the ball magazine onto the launch surface, a moveable ball carriage configured to move a football between a first point on the launch surface that is located directly beneath the ball magazine and a second point on the launch surface that is adjacent a football launch mechanism that is configured to eject a football from the football passing machine. An orientation of the adjustable launch surface is configured to be adjusted to change a launch angle of a football while the frame member and the ball magazine remain stationary.
          Ball throwing machine and method   
A ball throwing machine can include a hopper for receiving one or more balls and a ball delivery device. The ball delivery device can be used to throw or pitch a ball from the hopper to a user of the machine. The ball delivery device can include wheels to impart speed to the ball and a direction system to control the projection angle of the ball. The direction system can control at least one of the up and down angle and the side to side angle of the ball as it is thrown, among possibly other throwing parameters. A controller may be provided for controlling operation of the ball throwing machine.
          Target delivery device   
The present invention relates to a device for delivering targets (2) comprising at least one column (4) for storing targets (2) capable of receiving a first target (11) at the lowest point of the column (4) and at least a second target (12) stacked on the first target (11), means for delivering the first target (11), and retention means for retaining the second target (12) in the column (4), characterized in that the retention means for retaining comprise a ramp (21) configured to exert a bearing force on the lower face of the second target (12) during the delivery of the first target (11). This invention also relates to a machine for launching targets (2) equipped with a device and a method for distributing the targets (2).
          Bucket feeder for a ball projecting machine   
A ball feeder assembly for a ball projecting machine includes a stand, an upper frame, a ball delivery element coupled to the frame, and a ball feeder member coupled to the ball delivery element. The assembly is configured for supporting a cylindrical ball bucket. The frame is movably coupled to the stand between at least a first position in which the frame is configured to support the bucket in a position with a top end at a higher elevation than a bottom end such that the longitudinal axis of the bucket is at angle within 0 and 80 degrees from a vertical plane, and a second position in which the frame is configured to support the bucket in a downward position with the bottom end at a higher elevation than the upper end such that the axis is within 5 to 90 degrees with respect to a horizontal plane.
          Masonic Mass Murder on the Somme 101 Years Ago   
Masonic Mass Murder on the Somme 101 Years Ago
SOURCE
 “Testament of Youth,” poignantly dramatizes lives shattered by Judeo Masonic First World War.
On July 1,1916, General Douglas Haig, a Freemason, began the Battle of the Somme which by November resulted in the death of one million white, "Christian"British patriots in their prime. Fathers, sons, husbands, brothers, lovers. War is a ruse by which the globalist satanic elite kills patriots under the guise of national duty.  
 
“When we started to fire, we just had to load and reload. They went down in their hundreds. We didn’t have to aim, we just fired into them. ” German machine gunner.
from July 12, 2015
by Henry Makow Ph.D.

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About 10 million soldiers died in battle on both sides in World War One, one of the costliest wars in history.  The needless slaughter in trench warfare is usually portrayed by the Masonic-controlled media and education system as an unintended consequence. 

In fact, these wars are orchestrated by the Illuminati Jewish bankers and their Masonic minions to kill Christians in order to degrade Western civilization in advance of the Satanic NWO now clearly manifesting itself. (See, World War One- First Christian HolocaustRitual human sacrifice to their god Moloch may also be a factor.

All wars are designed to enrich and empower the bankers while destroying and demoralizing humanity. Warmongering “patriotism” is a ruse. The sooner gullible non-Satanists stop falling on a sword, the better.
I’m going to focus on the Battle of the Somme, one of the biggest battles of the first world war. My information is based on John Laffin’s British Butchers and Bunglers of World War One, (1988, p. 63ff.) 

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(left, Douglas Haig, Elgin Lodge #91)

Both General Douglas Haig, Commander in Chief, Western Front,  and his principal co-planner Sir Henry Rawlinson were Freemasons. The Somme offensive (“The Big Push”) was intended to end the stalemate and win the war. The Allies had 700,000 men, a 7-1 numerical superiority. Haig and Rawlinson anticipated losing 500,000 men. 

The plan was simple: to bomb the Germans for five days and nights then walk to the enemy trench and kill the remaining soldiers or capture those who surrendered. 

However, after 5 days of bombing, the German trenches and their defences were barely scratched. The English neglected to reconnoitre or observe this from the air.  The Germans just had to shoot their machine guns, reload and shoot again. The same type of attack continued from the 1st of July until November 1916. Over a million men died; 58,000 on the first day.

On July 1 1916, 11 British divisions attacked on a 13-mile front. By 7.30 am the six German divisions finished breakfast, wiped their faces with their napkins, and carried their machine guns from comfortable deep cellars. They began spraying the attackers who were advancing in neat rows, “to maintain order.” 

 
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A German machine gunner wrote, “We were surprised to see them walking, we had never seen that before. The officers went in front. One was carrying a walking stick…When we started to fire, we just had to load and reload. They went down in their hundreds. We didn’t have to aim, we just fired into them. “

A German officer reported his impression of the attack. “Whole sections appeared to fall. All along the line, Englishmen could be seen throwing their arms into the air and collapsing, never to move again. Badly wounded rolled about in agony, while badly wounded crawled into shell-holes for shelter. “

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John Laffin: “Of the 110,000 men who attacked, 60,000 were killed or wounded on this one day. About 20,000 lay dead between the lines. Haig and Rawlinson were directly responsible for the assumption bombardment would cut barbed wire and render the Germans vulnerable.  The Germans lost an estimated 8000 men on July 1. 2000 were taken prisoner.” (64) 

A hospital station dealt with 10,000 casualties in the first 48 hours. A surgeon wrote:  ”Streams of ambulances a mile long waited to be unloaded. The whole area of the camp, a field of six acres, was completely covered with stretchers placed side-by-side, each with its suffering or dying man. We surgeons were hard at it in the operating theatre, a good hut holding four tables. Occasionally we made a brief look around to select from the thousands of patients those few we had time to save. It was terrible. (73) 

Haig’s chronicler Colonel Boraston wrote that the attack, “bore out the conclusions of the British High Command, and amply justified the tactical methods employed.” (No doubt these men were all Freemasons.) 

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Laffin writes: “This is an outrageous statement. It is more accurate to call 1 July 1916, as H. L’Etang does, ‘probably the greatest disaster to British arms since Hastings….Certainly never before nor since has such wanton pointless carnage been seen…’ (70)

Laffin bemoans the  complete “absence of cleverness” in the military strategy. He emphasizes that, “high casualties were a basic rule of the game and simply had to be accepted.” (76)

Who knows how the world would be different if the cream of that generation of Christians had not been trampled into the mud of France in 1915-18?

There is simply no explanation for sending wave after wave of men to their slaughter other than that this was the deliberate goal. Any sane general would have stopped the attack as soon as it became apparent that the strategy was a failure. 

Western society is controlled by a satanic cult whose goal is to degrade and exploit humanity.
It’s time we stopped we being complicit in our own destruction. 


          Brandon Smith: “Next Phase of Collapse Will Include the End of the Dollar as We Know It”   
Brandon Smith: “Next Phase of Collapse Will Include the End of the Dollar as We Know It”
SOURCE

The Federal Reserve Is A Saboteur – And The “Experts” Are Oblivious
I have written on the subject of the Federal Reserve’s deliberate sabotage of the U.S. economy many times in the past. In fact, I even once referred to the Fed as an “economic suicide bomber.” I still believe the label fits perfectly, and the Fed’s recent actions I think directly confirm my accusations.
Back in 2015, when I predicted that the central bankers would shift gears dramatically into a program of consistent interest rate hikes and that they would begin cutting off stimulus to the U.S. financial sector and more specifically stock markets, almost no one wanted to hear it. The crowd-think at that time was that the Fed would inevitably move to negative interest rates, and that raising rates was simply “impossible.”


Many analysts, even in the liberty movement, quickly adopted this theory without question. Why? Because of a core assumption that is simply false; the assumption that the Federal Reserve’s goal is to maintain the U.S. economy at all costs or at least maintain the illusion that the economy is stable. They assume that the U.S. economy is indispensable to the globalists and that the U.S. dollar is an unassailable tool in their arsenal. Therefore, the Fed would never deliberately undermine the American fiscal structure because without it “they lose their golden goose.”
This is, of course, foolish nonsense.
Since its initial inception from 1913-1916, the Federal Reserve has been responsible for the loss of 98% of the dollar’s buying power. Idiot analysts in the mainstream argue that this statistic is not as bad as it seems because “people have been collecting interest” on their cash while the dollar’s value has been dropping, and this somehow negates or outweighs any losses in purchasing power. These guys are so dumb they don’t even realize the underlying black hole in their own argument.
IF someone put their savings into an account or into treasury bonds and earned interest from the moment the Fed began quickly undermining dollar value way back in 1959, then yes, they MIGHT have offset the loss by collecting interest. However, this argument, insanely, forgets to take into account the many millions of people who were born long after the Fed began its devaluation program. What about the “savers” born in 1980, or 1990? They didn’t have the opportunity to collect interest to offset the losses already created by the Fed. They were born into an economy where saving is inherently more difficult because a person must work much harder to save the same amount of capital that their parents saved, not to mention purchase the same items their parents enjoyed, such as a home or a car.
Over the decades, the Fed has made it nearly impossible for households with one wage earner to support a family. Today, men and women who should be in the prime of their careers and starting families are for the first time in 130 years more likely to be living at home with their parents than any other living arrangement.
People are more likely to be living with their parents now than back during time periods in which young people actually wanted to stay close to their parents to take care of them. That is to say, most young people are stuck at home because they can’t afford to do anything else, not because they necessarily want to be there.
This is almost entirely a symptom of central bank devaluation of the currency and its purchasing potential. The degradation of the American wage earner since the Fed fiat machine began killing the greenback is clear as day.
The Fed is also responsible for almost every single major economic downturn since it was established. As I have noted in the past, Ben Bernanke openly admitted that the Fed was the root cause of the prolonged economic carnage during the Great Depression on Nov. 8, 2002, in a speech given at “A Conference to Honor Milton Friedman … On the Occasion of His 90th Birthday:”
“In short, according to Friedman and Schwartz, because of institutional changes and misguided doctrines, the banking panics of the Great Contraction were much more severe and widespread than would have normally occurred during a downturn.
Let me end my talk by abusing slightly my status as an official representative of the Federal Reserve. I would like to say to Milton and Anna: Regarding the Great Depression. You’re right, we did it. We’re very sorry. But thanks to you, we won’t do it again.”
Bernanke is referring in part to the Fed’s program of raising interest rates into an economic downturn, exacerbating the situation in the early 1930’s and making the system highly unstable. He lies and says the Fed “won’t do it again;” they are doing it RIGHT NOW.
The Fed was the core instigator behind the credit and derivatives bubble that led to the crash in 2008, a crash that has caused depression-like conditions in America that we are still to this day dealing with. Through artificially low interest rates and in partnership with sectors of government, poor lending standards were highly incentivised and a massive debt trap was created. Former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan publicly admitted in an interview that the central bank KNEW an irrational bubble had formed, but claims they assumed the negative factors would “wash out.”
Yet again, a Fed chairman admits that they either knew about or caused a major financial crisis. So we are left two possible conclusions — they were too stupid to speak up and intervene, or, they wanted these disasters to occur.
Today, we are faced with two more brewing bubble catastrophes engineered by the Fed: The stock market bubble and the dollar/treasury bond bubble.
The stock market bubble is rather obvious and openly admitted at this point. As the former head of the Federal Reserve Dallas branch, Richard Fisher, admitted in an interview with CNBC, the U.S. central bank in particular has made its business the manipulation of the stock market to the upside since 2009:
“What the Fed did — and I was part of that group — is we front-loaded a tremendous market rally, starting in 2009.
It’s sort of what I call the “reverse Whimpy factor” — give me two hamburgers today for one tomorrow.”
Fisher went on to hint at his very reserved view of the impending danger:
“I was warning my colleagues, Don’t go wobbly if we have a 10 to 20 percent correction at some point… Everybody you talk to… has been warning that these markets are heavily priced.” [In reference to interest rate hikes]
The Fed “front-loaded” the incredible bull market rally through various methods, but one of the key tools was the use of near-zero interest rate overnight loans from the central bank, which corporations around the world have been exploiting since the 2008 crash to fund stock buybacks and pump up the value of stock markets. As noted by Edward Swanson, author of a study from Texas A&M on stock buybacks used to offset poor fundamentals:
“We can’t say for sure what would have happened without the repurchase, but it really looks like the stock would have kept going down because of the decline in fundamentals… these repurchases seem to hold up the stock price.”
In the initial TARP audit, an audit that was limited and never again duplicated, it was revealed that corporations had absorbed trillions in overnight loans from the Fed. It was at this time that stock buybacks became the go-to method to artificially prop up equities values.
The problem is, just like they did at the start of the Great Depression, the central bank is once again raising interest rates into a declining economy. This means that all those no-cost loans used by corporations to buy back their own stocks are now going to have a price tag attached. An interest rate of 1% might not seem like much to someone who borrows $1000, but what about for someone who borrows $1 Trillion? Yes, borrowing at ANY interest rate becomes impossible when you need that much capital to prop up your stock. The loans have to be free, otherwise, there will be no loans.
Thus, we have to ask ourselves another question; is the Fed really ignorant enough to NOT know that raising rates will kill stock markets? They openly admit that they knew what they were doing when they inflated stock markets, so it seems to me that they would know how to deflate stock markets. Therefore, if they deliberately engineered the market rally with low interest rates, it follows that they are deliberately engineering a crash in markets using higher interest rates.
Mainstream economists and investment “experts” appear rather bewildered by the Federal Reserve’s exuberance on rate hikes. Many assumed that Janet Yellen would hint at a pullback from the hike schedule due to the considerable level of negative data on our fiscal structure released over the past six months. Yellen has done the opposite. In fact, Fed officials are now stating that equities and other assets appear to be “overvalued” and that markets have become complacent. This is a major reversal from the central bank’s attitude just two years ago. The fundamental data has always been negative ever since the credit crisis began. So what has really changed?
Well, Donald Trump, the sacrificial scapegoat, is now in the White House, and, central bank stimulus has a shelf life.  They can’t prop up equities for much longer even if they wanted to. The fundamentals will always catch up with the fiat illusion. No nation in history has ever been able to print its way to prosperity or even recovery. The time is now for the Fed to pull the plug and lay blame in the lap of their mortal enemy – conservatives and sovereignty champions. They will ignore all financial reality and continue to hike. This is a guarantee.
In the Liberty Movement the major misconception is that the Fed is attempting to “catch up” to the next crash by raising interest rates so that they will be ready to stimulate again. There is no catching up to this situation. The Fed has no interest in saving stock markets or the economy. Again, the fed has raised rates before into fiscal decline (during the Great Depression), and the result was a prolonged crisis. They know exactly what they are doing.
What does the Fed gain from this sabotage? Total centralization. For example, before the Great Depression there used to be thousands of smaller private and localized banks in America. After the Great Depression most of those banks were either destroyed or absorbed by elite banking conglomerates. Banking in the U.S. immediately became a fully centralized monopoly by the majors. In a decade, they were able to remove all local competition and redundancy, making communities utterly beholden to their credit system.
The 2008 crash allowed the banking elites to introduce vast stimulus measures requiring unaccountable fiat money creation. Rather than saving America from crisis, they have expanded the crisis to the point that it will soon threaten the world reserve status of our currency. The Fed in particular has set the U.S. up not just for a financial depression, but for a full spectrum calamity which will include a considerable devaluation (yet again) of our currency’s value and resulting in extreme price inflation in necessities.
The next phase of this collapse will include the end of the dollar as we know it, making way for a new global currency system that uses the IMF’s SDR basket as a foundation. This plan is openly admitted in the elitist run magazine ‘The Economist’ in an article entitled “Get Ready For A Global Currency By 2018.
It is important to understand what the Fed actually is — the Fed is a weapon. It is a weapon used by globalists to destroy the American system at a given point in time in order to clear the way for a new single world economy controlled by a single managerial entity (most likely the IMF or BIS). This is the Fed’s purpose. The central bank is not here to save the U.S. from harm, it is here to make sure the U.S. falls in a particular manner — a controlled demolition of our fiscal structure.


The US Is Becoming A 3rd World Nation As The Economy Breaks Down: Paul Craig Roberts

 



          Breaking: China Attacks India – Strong Implications for WW III   
Breaking: China Attacks India – Strong Implications for WW III
SOURCE
Breaking news as China attacks India in an event that could culminate in World War III:
“As Prime Minister Narendra Modi was preparing to meet Donald and Melania Trump at the White House, China on Monday launched a scathing attack on the Indian Army accusing it of stopping the construction of a road in what it called its “sovereign territory” in the Sikkim section of the India-China border.”
This conflict did not remain just a war of words for long as the Russian media is collectively reporting that the Chinese crossed the border and destroyed two Indian bunkers in the Sikkim region of the Chinese-Indian border.
Yes it is absolutely true, China and crossed the Indian border and has attacked and destroyed two bunkers. This is very serious. Because of arch-rival India’s involvement, it would not take much to encourage Pakistan to become involved as well.


There is a major MSM blackout of this event. However, the Russian media is all over this story.  What are they reporting? It is in the following video.




          This Popular Island Destination Is Exporting Monkeys for Cruel Experiments   
Mauritius is one of the world's largest suppliers of non-human primates for inhumane medical experiments.

Mauritius, a small island in the Indian Ocean, is a dream holiday destination for tourists from all over the world. It is famous for its beautiful beaches, lagoons, tropical climate, heritage sites, lush forests and wildlife. Yet, this idyllic location is also infamous for a sinister reason—the cruel exploitation of its population of monkeys. Mauritius is one of the world’s largest participants in the cruel trade of supplying non-human primates for experiments. In 2016, 8,245 long-tailed macaques were exported from Mauritius to the USA, Canada and Europe with 3,522 imported by the USA, the largest importer of monkeys from Mauritius.

In Mauritius, the long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) lives freely. However, the species is not considered indigenous, despite having been well-established on the island for about 400 years. Although the species is listed on Appendix II of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), there exists no legislation to protect the primates of Mauritius. Instead, they are widely persecuted and exploited.

Historically, monkeys were trapped in the wild to be shipped overseas. Following international condemnation of the trade in wild-caught primates, tens of thousands of primates are now held in farms across Mauritius. Many of these animals were captured from the wild and are now imprisoned in these farms and used for breeding. Denied their freedom in the lush foliage of their jungle homes, these individuals spend their lives behind bars, on concrete. Their offspring are transported as ‘cargo’ in small wooden crates on airplanes to laboratories around the world to feed the international research industry.

Tourism is a key pillar of the economy of Mauritius and contributes significantly to the economic growth of the island. Mauritius is also promoting the island’s image as a green, eco-friendly tourist destination. The reputation of Mauritius as a country where the environment is valued is being put at risk by the export of monkeys for cruel experiments. Added to this is the introduction of recent regulations that will, for the first time, allow such experiments to be carried out on the island itself. The main species to be used in the research will be the country’s population of long-tailed macaques.

It cannot be argued that the economic benefits of the monkey trade and potential revenue from experiments are more important than tourism. Even a brief glance at the figures shows this controversial trade, worth less than 2 percent of Mauritian export, is economically insignificant compared with the income that Mauritius receives from its tourism industry. It is well-established that if a country develops a reputation for unkind treatment of animals, it has a very strong negative effect on tourism.

An additional factor to consider which is equally puzzling is that Hinduism is the largest religion in Mauritius. The country has the third highest percentage of Hindus in the world after Nepal and India. Lord Hanuman, the monkey god, is one of the most popular idols in the Hindu religion and is worshipped as a symbol of physical strength, perseverance and devotion. The trade in primates on Mauritius clearly is contrary to the very concept of Hindu culture and society which emphasises the spiritual equality of all living beings.

There are concerns that the introduction of animal experiments to Mauritius is primarily to provide a new market for the primate breeding companies and a reaction to problems with airlines refusing to transport primates for research purposes, moves to impose tighter restrictions on the import of primates within the European Union and a growing public concern about the use of primates in research. Animal researchers and companies may be looking to travel to Mauritius to carry out research that would not be allowed to take place in their own country.

A glance at the new regulations governing the experiments shows that substantial sections have simply been taken from EU and UK legislation, but this has not been consistently done, so there are significant gaps and contradictions. For example, there is no provision for governmental inspections of laboratories. Nor are there any rules in the regulations about the housing, environment and enrichment to be provided to animals. Furthermore, transparency and accountability appear to be absent because, although there is a requirement for researchers to submit records to the government, there is no provision for the government to subsequently put such information into the public domain. 

The long-tailed macaque is the most widely traded primate species for research worldwide and the most widely-traded mammal on the CITES database. In the laboratory, these primates may suffer substantially, including the effects of poisoning (such as vomiting, internal bleeding, weight loss, organ failure and even death) after being forced to consume large quantities of chemicals or drugs in toxicity tests or face being subjected to major brain surgery, their skulls cut open and devices implanted into their brains.

Examples of recent research carried out on long-tailed macaques in the USA makes disturbing reading: 1) experiments that have attempted to mimic traumatic military injuries; 2) forced addiction to recreational drugs such as alcohol and cocaine; 3) injections with phencyclidine (PCP or ‘angel dust’) and 4) forced inhaling of cigarette smoke several hours a day (for some monkeys it was the equivalent of a person smoking four packs of cigarettes a day).

The development of alternative methods to using animals is a growing and pioneering field. There is now a wide range of more human-relevant and humane approaches and animal tests are being replaced in areas such as toxicity testing, neuroscience and drug development. These alternatives include cell, tissue and organ cultures; methods using chemistry, computers or imaging machines; and ethical and highly effective studies using human volunteers.

Cruelty Free International is dedicated to ending this cruel exploitation of the Mauritius monkeys. We believe that the focus for Mauritius should instead be on these new technologies for non-animal experiments and we are urging Mauritius to become a forward-thinking country that adopts humane and cutting-edge alternatives. Mauritius’ image abroad is already tarnished because of its role in the cruel international trade in monkeys for research. Allowing animal experiments to take place will have a further negative impact and likely result in further widespread protest.

Our campaign has received widespread support from around the world, including in Mauritius, by scientists, wildlife experts, politicians and socio-cultural groups as well as members of the public. Indian politician Maneka Gandhi and internationally renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall have also voiced their concerns.

There are three actions you can take to support our campaign to protect the monkeys of Mauritius and let government officials know that what they are doing is unacceptable:

1. Send an email/letter to the Mauritius Embassy in Washington:

mauritius.embassy@verizon.net

washingtonemb@govmu.org

H. E. Mr S. Phokeer

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Mauritius Embassy

1709 N. Street, NW

Washington D.C. 20036

2. Send an email/letter to the Minister of Tourism in Mauritius:

mtou@govmu.org

The Hon Anil Kumarsingh GAYAN, SC

Minister of Tourism

Ministry of Tourism

Level 5, Air Mauritius Centre

John Kennedy Street

Port Louis

Mauritius

3. Sign this petition.

 

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           【The MANJI】 実にスリリングで、 その場の空気感が伝わる生々しさ    
“THE 卍”改め、“The MANJI”が約8年振りとなるアルバム『TRIPLED』を完成させた。3人の濃すぎるほどのロック愛が注入されていることは言わずもがなだが、それでいて決してマニアックにならず、誰もが楽しめるロックアルバムに仕上がっている。

──8年振りのアルバム『TRIPLED』が完成しましたが、熟成感があるというか、このバンドならではの一枚だなと。8年振りなので、楽曲はある程度ある中で制作に入ったのですか?

ROLLY
「確か3月9日に1回目の曲出しをやって、そこで各人発表したんですけど…まぁ、曲のモチーフみたいなものも含めて、その場でブワーッとたくさん作ったんですよ。それをレコード会社の方も含めて、みんなで聴いて、その中から選んだという感じですね。1枚目のアルバム『卍』はブラックサバスやフラワー・トラベリン・バンドみたいな感じだったんですけど、今回はあんまり怪奇なものではなくて…あっ、その前に“THE卍”から“The MANJI”に変名したことにより、和風系から解き放たれた感じはあったかな?」

佐藤
「僕はそういうのはなかったかな。バンドの名前を変えたことで音楽性も変わるっていうのは。まぁ、メンバーそれぞれに意見はあると思うんですけど。」

──でも、『卍』は“謎の卍教団がいろんな時代のいろんな場所に現れて、おかしな事件を巻き起こす”というのがテーマにあって、ROLLYさんのイメージが先行していたのが、2ndアルバム『puzzle』でバンドに寄って、今作はバンドであり、3人の味が出たものになっている印象を受けました。

佐藤
「うんうん。そういうものになったと思います。まぁ、これだけの期間があったから“熟成”と言うほどではないにしても、時間の経過分だけ、バンド内で蓄積されたものがあるんだと思う。それが過去2作と大きく違うところかな。あと、大枠として“こういうもの”というのは話し合ってて…それは3月の時ではなくて、毎年年末に札幌で『大卍納め』というワンマンライヴをやってるんですけど、前回は大雪で飛行機が飛ばなくなっちゃって、振替公演の段取りをみんなで話し合ってる時に、せっかく全員いるからアルバムの話をしようってなって。で、その時にマネージャーのほうからも“今回はこういうアルバムはどうでしょうか?”というアイデアが出たりして、どんなものにするかのみんなのコンセンサスを得たというか。そこから3カ月間、ふるいにかける作業があって3月の曲出しを迎えたので、その時にはもうどういうアルバムにしたいというのはあったんですよ。」

──それは具体的には?

佐藤
「僕はピュアで、ハードで、ロックなものにしようと思ってましたね。あんまり凝ったものじゃなくて、もっとシンプルでストレートでもいいんじゃないかって。マネージャーとも話したことなんだけど、長い曲じゃなくて、コンパクトで短い曲がいっぱいあってもいいだろうし。それが大枠というか、方向性になっていきましたね。」

──確かに。今作でもやりたい放題にロックしているし、オマージュも入っていたりして濃くはあるんですけど、ポップに聴こえてくるのはコンパクトにまとまっているからなのでしょうね。「おまえにほれた」はプログレですけど、美味しいところをギュッとまとめた感じでマニアックにならず、むしろポップですし。

佐藤
「そうやって聴いてもらえたら最高ですね。」

──そんな今回のアルバムで尖っているのが、ロジャーさん(高橋)の曲で。「フィフティーショルダー」、最高です!

ロジャー
「前作で「難聴」を作ったから、五十肩になった時に“あ、これやな”って思ってました。“五十肩”を“フィフティーショルダー”って言ったらカッコ良いでしょ?(笑)」

ROLLY
「横文字にするとカッコ良いと思うところにも悲哀がありますよね(笑)。しかもそれをカタカナで書いてるところがMANJIっぽい(笑)。」

──クイーンばりにサウンドは展開してカッコ良いんですけどね(笑)。

ROLLY
「この膝カックン感はMANJI独自のものだと思います。ハードな音楽をやるグループは日本にもたくさんいるけど、本格的なサウンドと“フィフティーショルダー”が同居しているってのは他にはない!」

佐藤
「僕はこの曲をアルバムのリード曲に推したぐらいなんで(笑)。ロジャーさんのリアルな心の声ですから、今の彼にしか歌えない…僕には四十肩も五十肩もないから、僕が歌うと嘘っぽくなるけど、ロジャーさんが歌う「フィフティーショルダー」や「難聴」にはリアリティーがあるんですよね。だから、若い子は“五十肩ってそんな感じなんだ”って思うくらいでしょうけど、我々世代の身に覚えがある人には“分かるよ!”ってなるっていうか(笑)。」

ロジャー
「でも、悲壮感はないでしょ?」

ROLLY
「悲壮感がまったくなく笑い飛ばすところと、転んでもタダでは起きないっていうのは関西人体質ですね(笑)。」

ロジャー
「関西人ですからね。ほんまは辛いんですよー。」

──もう1曲の「ユミコとタクシー」も“分かるよ!”でした(笑)。

ロジャー
「実話ですよ、まったくの(笑)。これは札幌のライヴの時に何かの曲をモチーフにして1回やったんですよ。まぁ、お客さんはすごく喜んでくれたんですけど、わしはあれはあれで終わりかなと思ってたら、“あの曲良かったから自分らの曲でやろうや”って言われて“え〜”って(笑)。」

──その時もあんな語りで?

ロジャー
「語りです。いらんことばかり言ってたからもっと長かったんですけどね。10分以上あったかな?(笑) まぁ、それをまとめて短くして…って言っても8分くらいあるんですけど。」

佐藤
「あんまり端折ってもストーリーが伝わらなくなるしね。こういう語りの曲っていうのはロジャーさんが関西のブルースロック界の先輩たちから脈々と受け継いできたものだし。」

──確かに関西ブルースにはこういう語りの曲はありますよね。上田正樹さんと有山淳司さんの「とったらあかん」とか。いい味を出してますよ。

ROLLY
「聴いていると病院のシーンとか、タクシーに乗ってる時のギュウギュウ感が伝わってくるというかね。」

ロジャー
「そのあとのギターソロがまたええねん。ユミコのことを思って舞い上がってる、わしがおんねん。天に昇ってる感じで(笑)。」

ROLLY
「あそこは泣かせるポイントで。」

ロジャー
「ちょっと涙が出そうなる。あの曲がフェイドアウトで終わって、次の「Fly High☆Me」がしんみりと始まるから、それでまたセンチメンタルになんねんな…。」

ROLLY
「夕焼けっぽい感じがね。だから、まるで青春映画みたいな甘酸っぱい感じがあって、最後にユミコからもらったメールアドレスにメールしようと思ったら亭主のものだったというオチがきて、“これで良かったんだ”ってなる…いや、もう一本の映画ですよね。MANJIの曲はだいたいドラマチックだから、他にこういうバンドはいないと思いますね。」

──佐藤さんヴォーカルの「Let’s get FUNKY」もアルバムのフックになっていますよね。

佐藤
「恐縮です。今、おっしゃっていただいたように、このバンドにはフックかもしれないけど、こういう感じの曲って僕の中ではすごく自然にロックなんですよ。ちょっと話が逸れますけど、ディープパープルの「HIGHWAY STAR」って曲があるじゃないですか。あれはずっとベースを弾いてきた僕にとってはスウィングなんです。もちろん、あれは8ビートの代表みたいな曲なんですけど。あと、レッド・ツェッペリンの「We're Gonna Groove」を聴いてファンクだって言う人はいないじゃないですか。あれも16ビートのバックビートに乗るパターンなんですよ。でも、それは理屈でしかないんですよね。一種のジャンル分けみたいな。だから、僕としてはアルバムのフックとなるような、ちょっと変わったテイストの曲を作ったんじゃなくて、タイトでスピードがあってロックなものっていうつもりで作った曲で…まぁ、ライヴのお楽しみも含めて“One Time, Two Time〜”というのは入れてますけど。洋楽ファンやブラックミュージックのファンの人にしてみれば、“今さらそんなことをやられてもな”って感じかもしれないですけど、“こういうのはどうでしょうか?”ってあえて入れて、それがライヴで育っていけば楽しいかなって。だから、僕にしてみれば、普通にロックな曲なんですよ。」

──この曲の間奏部分はニャリとしてしまうほど三つ巴のグルーブが心地良くて、きっとライヴで育って長くなっていくんだろうなと。

佐藤
「そうそう! 延々やっていたくなるんですよ。でも、こういう音楽の良いところって、多くの景色を変えなくてもワングルーブで地平線の彼方まで行けてしまうことで。死ぬまでそれをやっていたいっていう喜びがあるんですよね。そうなる可能性を感じるということは、僕らのバンドにそれだけのグルーブがあるっていうことだから、ライヴでそこまで育っていけばいいですね。」

──あと、印象的だったのが「まままままんじ」で。The MANJIだからこその曲というのもあるのですが、ドラムの出音とかにもかなりこだわったのではないかと。

佐藤
「もともとこの曲のヴォーカルはシャウトしてたんですよ。それはそれでカッコ良かったんだけど、もっと良くなるんじゃないかって。そのためにはどうしたらいいのかを考えて、今のテイクみたいに声を張らず、音楽の温度をグッと下げた…最初は1オクターブ上げて歌ってたんですけど、それだとメランコリックで陰影のあるメロディーのセンチメンタルな感じがなくなってしまうと思って、グッと下げて大人っぽくやってみたんですよ。そうしたらロジャーさんがスネアのねじを回し出して、それでああいうチューニングのドラムになったんです。あのスネアのパサっとした感じは、マニア的にも聴いていい感じですね。もうドラムと歌だけいいんじゃないかって。もともとのアレンジの方向性としてもギターとベースの音量を下げているんだけど、もっと小さくてもいいんじゃないかと思ってて…でも、ミックスの前にROLLYに“車で聴いているとイントロが聴こえなくて、突然始まるんだよ”って言われて上げたんです(笑)。」

ROLLY
「夕方の土手を歩いてると影が長〜くなって、友達と影踏みをしている風景が浮かぶんですけど、ゆる〜い感じで歌っているのが、それにすごく合ってるなって。なんだけど、イントロのフレーズとかが摩訶不思議な気持ちにさせるところが、MANJI独自のものだなと思いますね。」

──ちょっと屈折していることがありますからね。

ROLLY
「変なんだけど、ポップなところがね。」

佐藤
「でも、バンドとしては自然にやってるんですよ。音符の数は奇数なんだけど、普通に聴けるじゃないですか。でも、“あれは8分の7拍子でやってるんだ”って言うと理屈っぽい音楽をやってるように思ってしまうんだけど、当の本人は奇数拍子をやってるつもりなくやってたからね。そこもMANJIっぽいのかなって。あと、この曲の歌はね、デヴィッド・ボウイっぽく歌ってほしいってリクエストして(笑)。」

ROLLY
「《ロックンロールスター〜》のところね。なかなか上手くダンディーに歌えたと思います(笑)。あれは音がやかましかったら、ああいうふうには聴こえないと思う。あの抑えた感じがいいよね。」

佐藤
「そういうのをこの曲で試せたよね。こういう手法は全然珍しいことではないんだけど、MANJIにとってはすごく新鮮なことで…放っておいたらシャウトヴォーカルで、演奏もウェー!ってやってしまうんで(笑)。」

──ちなみに、今回のレコーディングも基本は一発録りだったのですか?

佐藤
「そうです。」

──2ndアルバム『puzzle』の時は1週間でトラックダウンまで済ませないといけなかったのに、アルバム未収録の曲を2曲録って、さらにスタジオライヴ盤を作ってしまったというエピソードがありましたが、今回は?

佐藤
「作業期間的には今回のほうがさらにタイトでしたよ。」

ROLLY
「しかし、我々は恐るべきことに、今回は余った時間でアルバム購入者特典用の曲を7曲…ぐらい?」

佐藤
「6曲作りましたね。特に打ち合わせしてっていうわけじゃなくて、エンジニアさんが録音状態にしていたから、そのまま突然セッションを始めて(笑)。」

──レコーディングの余韻でテンションも上がっていたんでしょうね。

佐藤
「そうですね。前回のレコーディング期間は1週間で、今回はさらにタイトだったし、曲数も前回よりも多い…でも、時間とお金の話は音楽には関係のないことだから。もちろん、時間とお金はあるに越したことはないけど、それが作品を萎縮させるものであってはいけない。その条件でもやりたいと思うのは、それでも作りたいと思ってるわけで…むしろ、そういうものが自分たちのクリエイティビティの奮発材料になるし。ヴォーカル以外はほぼダビングしない一発録りでやってるのも、ダビングしないと曲が成立しないような演奏しかできない腕前だったら話にならないわけで。そういう意味では、時間があったらもっと良いものができたっていう気持ちは全然ないし、時間内に作ったこの作品にすごく満足してます。」

ROLLY
「今年発売される日本のロックグループのアルバムの中で、自分が一番好きなアルバムですね。他のロックグループのどんなアルバムを聴くよりも、“お! いいなー”って思う…それは毎回思うことなんだけどね。それが毎回更新されていくんですよ。」

ロジャー
「何回でも聴けますね。音的にも、曲的にも。そこでやってるのが目に浮かぶしね。」

ROLLY
「うん。実にスリリングで、その場の空気感がある…いっぱいダビングされて、みっちり作り込まれたものとは違う生々しさがありますよね。」

──佐藤さんのこのアルバムに対する印象は?

佐藤
「卍記号の名前でやっていた時の感触というのは、バンド名をパッと見ると“これって何だろう?”みたいな感じがあって(笑)、アルファベットでの名前ってそれと同じ意味のものなんだけど、パッと見て“これって何だろう?”とはならないと思うんですよ。これは後付けの理屈なんですけど、過去2作と今作を比べると、奇しくもその通りになってるなって。」

ROLLY
「アルバムのジャケットだけを見ると“何だこれは!?”ってなるけどね(笑)。」

──そして、本作を持って8月からツアーに。

ロジャー
「暑い時や…。」

ROLLY
「53歳最後の夏全てをこれを捧げたような感じよね。ツアーをやるといろんな事件が起こり、逸話が生まれるんですけど、今回もいろいろ起きて面白いことになりそうですね。」

ロジャー
「この間のワンマンでも新曲をやりましたけど、まだやっていないアルバムの曲がたくさんあるから、それをやるのが楽しみですね。アルバムを発売して1カ月後ぐらいやからお客さんも聴き込んでるやろうし、“これ、ライヴでどうなるのかな?”って楽しみにしてくれている人もいっぱいいるやろうし。」

佐藤
「普段なかなか行けないところもいっぱいあるし、初めて行くところもあるし、楽しみですね。」

取材:土内 昇

アルバム『TRIPLED』

2017年7月5日発売
KING RECORDS



KICS-3499 ¥3,000(税抜)

ライヴ情報

『3rd Album 『TRIPLED』 Release Tour ~空前の興奮!月に吠える!地獄の極楽ヤロー共!8年も待ったこの新たなる感激!~』
8/03(木) 三重・松阪M'AXA
w)monk no sakebi!
8/04(金) 兵庫・神戸VARIT.
w)八十八ヶ所巡礼  
8/05(土) 京都・MOJO
w)フレイマーブルリキッド
8/11(金) 千葉・LOOK
w)和嶋愼治(人間椅子)<弾語り>
8/12(土) 山梨・甲府Kazoo Hall
w)和嶋愼治(人間椅子)<弾語り>
8/13(日) 茨城・水戸 LIGHT HOUSE
w)和嶋愼治(人間椅子)<弾語り>
8/17(木) 群馬・高崎Club Fleez ※ワンマン
8/18(金) 新潟・Golden Pigs Black Stage ※ワンマン
8/19(土) 石川・金沢GOLD CREEK ※ワンマン
8/20(日) 長野・The venue ※ワンマン
8/22(火) 神奈川・横浜F.A.D ※対バン有り
8/25(金) 熊本・B.9 V2 ※ワンマン
8/26(土) 福岡・博多DRUM SON ※ワンマン
8/27(日) 鹿児島・SR HALL
w)TISSUE
8/30(水) 東京・吉祥寺ROCK JOINT GB
w)Zun-Doco Machine(水戸華之介+内田雄一郎)
9/03(日) 静岡・Sunash
w)ザ・キャプテンズ
9/09(土) 宮城・仙台LIVEHOUSE enn 2nd
w)キノコホテル
9/14(木) 広島・Cave-be ※ワンマン
9/15(金) 岡山・Desperado ※ワンマン
9/23(土) 北海道・札幌コロニー ※ワンマン
9/27(水) 東京・渋谷CLUB QUATTRO ※ワンマン
9/29(金) 大阪・心斎橋JANUS ※ワンマン
9/30(土) 愛知・名古屋TOKUZO ※ワンマン

The MANJI

ザ・マンジ:すかんちのROLLY、マルコシアス・バンプの佐藤研二、X-RAY/RESISTANCEの高橋ロジャー和久というロック30年選手たちが集結し、熱きパッションを注ぎ込んだロックバンド。2008年に1stアルバム『卍』、翌09年には2ndアルバム『puzzle』を発表。そして、17年7月、“THE 卍”が心機一転バンド名を“The MANJI”と改め、メジャー初となる3枚目のアルバム『TRIPLED』をリリース。



【関連リンク】
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THE 卍まとめ
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Gutes Deut sch. Für einen unserer Kunden in Mühlacker, suchen wir ab dem 01.04.2017 einen Blechschlosser m/w ( ev tl....
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          Mission Impossible stars Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg share photos of NZ on Instagram   
A machine gun-toting Henry Cavill has shared a "powerful" good luck message to the touring British and Irish Lions ahead of their second test against the All Blacks. In an Instagram video, the British star (and rugby fan), who has...
           Chinese woman accuses wealthy couple of sexual abuse    
Hongxia Wang, 57, filed a lawsuit claiming Dr Derek Enlander and his now-deceased wife, Caron, lured her into their New York home and forced her into years of manual labor and sexual abuse.
          Happy Chinese New Year   
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          Nickel Plate #765 at track speed in oak forest. (Train porn)    
Nickel Plate 2-8-4 #765 ran two excursion trains a day, yesterday and today. This is the video I got of her in oak forest Illinois. My phone and I where on a 4' pile of ballast (rocks) and I could feel it go by. It was a beautiful day to go see a awesome machine at 55 + mph. I've watched liveleak everyday for the last 5-6 years, this is my first video, so please don't kill me. Ps if ya don't like trains, then don't watch... ffs (shout out to sir Paul Ricketts lol)
          [Newsy] [WWE] Roman Reigns vs John Cena na WrestleManii 34? War Machine w WWE?   
Wygląda na to, że WWE zdecydowało się już, że main eventem gali SummerSlam będzie pojedynek między Brockiem Lesnarem a Romanem Reignsem. Pierwotnie z obecnym Universal Championem na największej gali lata miał się zmierzyć Finn Balor. [...]
          General Labourer - Summer Student - Roterra Piling - Alberta   
Properly and safely load and unload metal materials in machinery. Alberta Class 5 (or higher) driver’s license, driving abstract and your own vehicle;...
From Roterra Piling - Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:59:33 GMT - View all Alberta jobs
          Man Accused Of Kidnapping Chinese Scholar Visited Kidnap Websites   
Investigators say the suspect visited an online forum with topics including “perfect abduction fantasy” and “planning a kidnapping.”
          Comment on OMG Machines – Project Breakthrough/Assimilation/Alchemy 2015-2016 – Value $4995 by admin   
Hi hpsangha, It has the same folder but the videos inside are different. Thanks, Nick
          Comment on OMG Machines – Project Breakthrough/Assimilation/Alchemy 2015-2016 – Value $4995 by hpsangha   
hello admin can you please update new video i am checking your new update folder which is "Update 5-17 8.3GB" same video in "Update 4-17" folder can you plz update new video. Thanks
          Drawer Box Assembler - Wood - Pinnacle Millwork Inc. - Cambridge, ON   
Pay based on experience. We're looking for someone with: - Experience in assembling wooden products - Experience in using power tools and machinery -...
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          Senior Maintenance Technician - Centra Industries - Cambridge, ON   
Training machine maintenance technicians and operators in preventative maintenance and advanced repairs. Centra, PCC, a premier manufacturer and assembler of...
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          Machine Tool Builder - Racer Machinery International Inc - Cambridge, ON   
Toed safety boots, Safety glasses/goggles. Machine Tool Builder / Fitter / Assembler*. We currently have opportunities for experienced Machine Tool Builder /...
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          general labourer - manufacturing - Frankor Capital Corporation - Cambridge, ON   
Assist machine operators, assemblers and other workers; Sort, pack, crate and package materials and products; Perform other labouring and elemental activities;... $15 - $17 an hour
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          Machine Operator/Assembler - PWO Canada Inc - Kitchener, ON   
PWO Canada is currently looking for experienced and skilled machine operators with previous experience in manufacturing (automotive preferred) to join our team....
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          Production Assembler - PWO Canada Inc - Kitchener, ON   
PWO Canada is currently looking for experienced and skilled machine operators with previous experience in manufacturing (automotive preferred) to join our team....
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          Machine Operator - PWO Canada Inc - Kitchener, ON   
Check and weight materials and products Operate assembly line and machining equipment Sort, pack, crate and package materials and products Assist machine...
From Indeed - Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:34:35 GMT - View all Kitchener, ON jobs
          Production Supervisor -Sheet Metal Fabrication (CNC) - Innovated Machine & Tool Co., Inc. - Newport News, VA   
Reporting personnel issues and counseling to HR. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work... $60,000 - $75,000 a year
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          I am attempting to grow Chinese Cabbage   
I am attempting to grow Chinese Cabbage, i thought all was going well, when after approx 8 weeks, they all bolted, & a flower developed on each one. The question is can I still eat the leaves ?
          Aalto University to establish college in Shanghai in cooperation with Tongji University   
Aalto University and Tongji University in China will establish a new college in Shanghai in the coming autumn. Aalto will participate with three of its Master's degree programmes. The first year of the Master's degree programmes will be held in China and the second in Finland.

Three Master's degree programmes from Aalto University will be part of the programmes of the Shanghai International College of Design and Innovation (Shanghai D&I). The teaching of the Master's degree programmes will begin in Shanghai in the coming autumn, and the programmes’ first Chinese students will arrive in Otaniemi in autumn 2018.

This is Aalto University's first tailored educational cooperation programme, and reportedly the first model of its kind in Finland as well. Tailored education means providing a commissioned education service to an external client, in this case Tongji University. The agreement between Aalto and Tongji is based on the model for international cooperation that has been approved by the Ministry of Education of China.

The Presidents from Aalto and Tongji signed the agreement for the tailored education programme in Beijing on Thursday, 29 June, as part of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä's trip to China.

Shanghai D&I students can choose from three different Master's degree programmes in the fields of design and sustainable development: International Design Business Management, Creative Sustainability, and Collaborative and Industrial Design. The contents of each programme will be based on Aalto's current Master's degree programmes. In addition, Shanghai D&I will offer bachelor's students the Aaltonaut minor studies programme on product development, developed by the Aalto University Design Factory.

‘Shanghai is of much interest to Aalto University, as it is one of China's largest cities, a big hub for business, and a continuously developing centre for design. Our close collaboration with Tongji University will provide Aalto students and staff with new opportunities for learning and research,’ says Ilkka Niemelä, who will become the President of Aalto University on 1 July. 

The cooperation between Aalto and Tongji has been ongoing for years. Tongji University is among China’s 15 best universities and especially renowned for its engineering, business and architecture programs. The college of Design and Innovation of Tongji University is now one of the most internationally renowned design schools in China.

‘With innovation prioritized as its top strategic goal, Shanghai is devoted to transforming from a city that used to rely heavily on conventional industries to the one where high-tech industries and new economies prosper. To achieve this goal, design is playing an important role,’ notes Lou Yongqi, the Dean of Tongji University.

Further information:

Head of International Affairs Mari-Anna Suurmunne, Aalto University, tel. +358 40 35 38321
Head of Learning Services Eija Zitting, Aalto University, tel. +358 50 364 7778


          Bundesliga: Modeste spricht über gescheiterten China-Wechsel   
Nach langen Verhandlungen platzte zuletzt der anvisierte 35-Millionen-Euro-Wechsel von Anthony Modeste vom 1. FC Köln zum chinesischen Verein Tianjin Quanjian. Nun erklärt der Stürmer seine Sicht der Dinge.
          Re: LVDT Feed Back Problem (reply posted by topcat123)   
Frame-V gas turbine machine, Mark-V control system LVDT feed back fluctuation issue.
          Компания, связанная с россиянами, устроила подводную свалку на Николаевщине   

   <p>В частности, на Сумщине недавно замечены многочисленные эшелоны с российским углем – атрацитом.</p> <p>В Николаеве же связанная с россиянами фирма получила крупный подряд на проведение дноуглубительных работ в местном порту. При этом компания еще подозревалась в финансировании боевиков...подробнее


          Geoff Gregorio And Deepdicc   
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          L'auto fuori strada, la morte di Ettore e Silvio Lunelli   
L'auto fuori strada

Era il 30 maggio del 1945, quando il gruppo di partigiani entrò al mattino presto, nell'ospedale di Cogoleto un vecchio stabile del 1800, sito in Via Isnardi , marciò compatto sino alla saletta della astanteria dove erano ricoverati alcuni traumatizzati in attesa di essere medicati.
Gli uomini armati si diressero con decisione verso due uomini in divisa, distesi ed immobilizzati su dei letti, uno molto giovane e aitante, altro visibilmente anziano, entrambi erano chiaramente sofferenti, fasciati alla meglio in diversi punti del torace e negli arti.
Portavano la camicia delle formazioni armate della repubblica Sociale Italiana, su una sedia accanto era appoggiata la giacca grigioverde con le mostrine nere e il gladio e un paio di pantaloni. I partigiani li sollevarono quasi di peso li trascinarono fuori senza umanità alcuna. Nel piazzale li aspettava una giardinetta al cui volante c'era un altro partigiano, fecero entrare i due feriti nel retro e poi partirono.
Uno di loro salì sul predellino dell'auto brandeggiando con tracotanza il suo mitra. C'era poca strada da fare infatti la destinazione era Pratozanino, in collina, sede di un manicomio dove i partigiani generalmente praticavano le esecuzioni sommarie, lontano da sguardi indiscreti. Quindi i due repubblichini sarebbero stati abbattuti come degli animali contro un muro, senza processo, senza alcuna garanzia , solo per odio e desiderio di rivalsa e vendetta ma sopratutto senza pietà.
Chi erano i due feriti che si avviavano alla morte ? Ettore Lunelli e suo figlio Silvio Giorgio, entrambi di Varazze, Ettore classe 1889, nelle Brigate Nere di Savona e Silvio Giorgio di appena 19 anni, milite della Guardia Nazionale Repubblicana nonché allievo ufficiale dello stesso reparto. Ettore e Silvio facevano parte delle colonne Repubblichine in ritirata dalla Liguria, giunti a Milano erano stati fermati e trattenuti. Poi qualcuno aveva avvisato i partigiani di Varazze che avevano inviato un auto con la scorta a prelevarli.
La prima destinazione era la famigerata Villa Astoria, la ex pensione Varazzina, dove una banda partigiana deteneva i prigionieri Fascisti, li seviziava e spesso li giustiziava sommariamente nelle viuzze adiacenti alla triste costruzione.
I due Lunelli, legati e impossibilitati a difendersi, lungo la strada del ritorno da Milano verso la Liguria furono picchiati brutalmente dalla loro scorta, senza nessuna ragione evidente se non quella che erano fascisti. Entrambi sapevano che li aspettava una raffica di mitra.
Erano tipi duri che non si spaventavano facilmente, soprattutto il giovane Silvio, il quale carico di collera per il trattamento che gli era stato riservato e per quello che si prospettava, decise di vendere la pelle a caro prezzo, aspettò l'occasione propizia e pur essendo legato ai polsi, si lanciò sul partigiano che guidava, ingaggiando, una disperata e feroce colluttazione. Silvio era forte ed atletico e spinto da una forte volontà di non morire come una pecora condotta al macello.
A seguito di questo gesto chi era al volante, perse il controllo della vettura che uscì di strada e precipitò rotolando in una scarpata. Uno dei partigiani di scorta, un certo Scotto, morì, ma gli altri due subirono ferite non gravi e riuscirono a trattenere con le armi i due Repubblicani che anch'essi subirono delle ferite.
Con il suo gesto disperato ma coraggioso, Silvio Lunelli rientrava con stoicismo nel ruolo che si era assunto, qualcuno afferma che mentre mandava fuori strada la macchina, pur sapendo che poteva morire anch'esso e il padre, abbia gridato .
Comunque sia, Lunelli non aveva alcuna intenzione di morire come una pecora e rivendicò la scelta di morire come meglio credeva, uccidendo pure uno di quelli che portava alla morte. In seguito i due Lunelli benchè feriti, senza essere medicati furono passati per le armi.

Roberto Nicolick




          [Dive log] OWD Cert Dive   

Did dive training here with Lake Jocassee Dive Shop.   They were excellent.  We dove the Basketball Goal (Complete with Bowling Ball for playing a game), We dove on a Pepsi Machine. fak [...]

Location South Carolina (United States of America)

          Chinese Shar-Pei puppies for sale (Oodle) $400   
Leia is an amazing fawn mini with a black mask. She is definitely a people girl.(614) x 398 x 0887 She will walk past a toy without a second thought if there is some love and attention waiting for her. She has nice eyes and gorgeous wrinkles. She is crate trained and doing very well on her house breaking.

          Part-time Guest Service Agent - Travelodge Oshawa Whitby - Oshawa, ON   
Clerical skills including typing, filing, office machine operations, cash register operation, maintenance of records, and the ability to undertake multiple...
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          Elektroniker (m/w) - avitea GmbH - Salzkotten   
Durchführung von Wartungs-, Prüf- und Messtätigkeiten im Maschinen- und Anlagenumfeld Lokalisierung, Analyse und Behebung von technischen Störungen Kontroll
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          Industriemechaniker (m/w) - avitea GmbH - Salzkotten   
Wartung und Instandhaltung der Maschinen und Anlagen Störungsanalyse und -beseitigung an den Maschinen und Anlagen Durchführung von Funktionsprüfungen Was
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          Produktionshelfer in der Gießerei (m/w) - avitea GmbH - Geseke   
Maschinenbedienung, insbesondere einer Gießmaschine Qualitätskontrolle und gegebenenfalls Nachbearbeitung Verpacken der produzierten Teile Was Sie
Gefunden bei avitea - Thu, 01 Jun 2017 12:55:37 GMT - Zeige alle Geseke Jobs
          CNC-Maschineneinrichter (m/w) - avitea GmbH - Geseke   
Einrichtung und Umrüstung von CNC gesteuerten Maschinen (vorwiegend Fräsmaschinen) Überwachung, Wartung und Instandhaltung der Produktionsanlagen Betreuung
Gefunden bei avitea - Tue, 30 May 2017 07:07:26 GMT - Zeige alle Geseke Jobs
          Produktionshelfer (m/w) - avitea GmbH - Geseke   
Bedienung von Maschinen und Produktionsanlagen Sichtkontrolle von Metallteilen Ggf. leichte Nachbearbeitung und Nachmontage Was Sie mitbringen sollten:
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          Metallfacharbeiter (m/w) - avitea GmbH - Erwitte   
Selbstständiges Bedienen der Maschinen und Anlagen Überwachung der laufenden Produktion und ggf. Durchführung von Korrekturmaßnahmen Qualitätskontrollen
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          One Arrested For Duping US Citizens Through Fake Call Centre: Kolkata   

One individual from Kolkata captured for duping a few US residents from his fraudulent call centre.

The captured man identified as  Sharafat Ali, used to run the call centre alongside others and they used to act like Microsoft Corporation representatives to dupe the US subjects, a senior Kolkata Police officer said today.

Ali (33) was captured from the call centers  at Beckbagan Row, under the purview of Karaya police headquarters in south Kolkata yesterday, he said.

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Expounding their usual methodology, the cop stated, “They used to call US nationals through VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) acting like workers of Microsoft Corporation subsequent to downloading their phone data over web.

Ali and his aides would disclose to them that their system had been hacked and their data compromised, the report of which they got from the Microsoft system installed in the machine.

They used to then compel the US residents to hack up extensive measure of cash running from $199 to $300 which was to be paid online through Moneygram or Western Union for reestablishing the framework.”

A particular software ‘Team Viewer’ was utilized for this reason, he said.

CPUs, IP Phones, iPhones, laptops and documents were seized amid the raid at the call centre, he said.

A city court remanded Ali, an inhabitant of Ballygunge range in south Kolkata, to police custody till July 10.

The post One Arrested For Duping US Citizens Through Fake Call Centre: Kolkata appeared first on NewsCrab.


          Production Mig Welder - Innovated Machine & Tool Co., Inc. - Newport News, VA   
Clamping, holding, tack-welding, heat-bending, grinding or bolting component parts to obtain required configurations and positions for welding;...
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          Comment on Forgotten Laundry (How to Remove the Stink from Clothes Left in the Washer) by Dewey   
Hi! Our washing machine broke down the other week when I tried to wash my white clothes on the day of my flight to a wedding, when the machine broke I had to move the wet clothing to a tub. A week later when I got back there was a really stinky smell left on my white clothes and there are even yellow spots starting to appear! I do not know where those yellow stain came from, so i just threw it in the cold washing settings and washed it 3 times with detergent. It turned out not bad because the yellow stain is now gone but i am still worried it could be some form of fungus or bacteria on the clothing for leaving it wet for too long. So I am very hesitant on using vinegar on my clothing because I read some where that vinegar can shorten the clothes life time. Also what vinegar should I use and I have a HE washer so I do not know where I would add the vinegar.
          Wohnung in Seefeld in Tirol   
430
Garconniere ca. 35m² , 1 Raum, komplett renoviert mit Kochnische (2 Kochplatten), Dusche/WC, Waschmaschinenanschluss, Ostbalkon, bei Bedarf Autoabstellplatz im Freien zzgl. € 30,-/Monat, Bahnhof in 5 Minuten zu Fuß erreichbar. Im Mietpreis...
1 Zimmer 35 m² 12 SFr./m² Verkehrsanbindung saniert
Sat, 01 Jul 2017 05:57:06 -0400
          Wohnung in Kitzbühel   
730
Diese Wohnung befindet sich im Herzen der Kitzbüheler Alpen. Kitzbühel, besser bekannt unter den Namen Gamsstadt ist für das Legendäre Hahnenkammrennen bekannt. In wenigen Autominuten kann man die Nachbargemeinden Kirchberg, Reith, Aurach,...
3 Zimmer 75 m² 9 SFr./m² Balkon Waschmaschine Garten möbliert
Sat, 01 Jul 2017 05:53:21 -0400
          60 Quadratmeter 1060 Wien   
880
Eckdaten und Raumaufteilung: - ca. 60m2 Wohnfläche - geräumiger Eingangsbereich - schöne Wohnküche - ruhiges Schlafzimmer - begehbare Garderobe - Bad mit großer Dusche, Handtuchheizung, Waschmaschinenanschluss - WC mit Handwaschbecken separat -...
2 Zimmer 60 m² 14 SFr./m² Energie effizient Parkettboden Verkehrsanbindung Neubau
Sat, 01 Jul 2017 05:51:15 -0400
          Ganz einfach: wohnen am Zugersee arbeiten in Zürich oder Luzern!   
2610
Hervorragende Lage im Ortszentrum, Nähe Bahnhof - Autobahnanschluss A4 Cham erreichbar in 5 Minuten- Zugersee & Uferpromenade in nächster Nähe- Helle Wohn-/Schlafräume mit Parkett- Heimeliges Ambiente mit Dachschrägen- Elegante Wohnküchen-...
35 Zimmer 90 m² 29 SFr./m² Balkon Aufzug Waschmaschine Verkehrsanbindung
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:12:28 -0400
          Traumhafte Wohung mit Seesicht!   
1950
Topmoderne Wohnung- Grosszügiger, origineller Grundriss- Helle, offene Küche mit Glaskeramik und Geschirrspüler- Wohnzimmer, Korridor und Zimmer mit schönem Eichenparkett- Grosszügige Loggia- Grosse Fensterfronten- Lichtdurchflutete Wohnräume-...
25 Zimmer 58 m² 33 SFr./m² Waschmaschine Verkehrsanbindung
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:12:26 -0400
          Traumhafte Wohung mit Seesicht!   
1950
Topmoderne Wohnung- Grosszügiger, origineller Grundriss- Helle, offene Küche mit Glaskeramik und Geschirrspüler- Wohnzimmer, Korridor und Zimmer mit schönem Eichenparkett- Grosszügige Loggia- Grosse Fensterfronten- Lichtdurchflutete Wohnräume-...
58 m² 33 SFr./m² Waschmaschine Verkehrsanbindung
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:10:17 -0400
          Traumhafte Wohung mit Seesicht!   
1950
Topmoderne Wohnung- Grosszügiger, origineller Grundriss- Helle, offene Küche mit Glaskeramik und Geschirrspüler- Wohnzimmer, Korridor und Zimmer mit schönem Eichenparkett- Grosszügige Loggia- Grosse Fensterfronten- Lichtdurchflutete Wohnräume-...
Waschmaschine Verkehrsanbindung
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:05:38 -0400
          Lieben Sie's grosszügig? Wunderschöne Wohnung mit Seesicht!   
2520
An naturnaher und ruhiger Lage vermieten wir diese attraktive 3.5-Zimmer-Attikawohnung in einer gepflegten Liegenschaft an bevorzugter Wohnlage, die Ihnen unter anderem den folgenden Ausbaustandard zu bieten hat:\n\n- alle Wohnräume mit...
Waschmaschine Terrasse
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:05:36 -0400
          Traumhafte Wohung mit Seesicht!   
1950
Topmoderne Wohnung- Grosszügiger, origineller Grundriss- Helle, offene Küche mit Glaskeramik und Geschirrspüler- Wohnzimmer, Korridor und Zimmer mit schönem Eichenparkett- Grosszügige Loggia- Grosse Fensterfronten- Lichtdurchflutete Wohnräume-...
25 Zimmer 58 m² 33 SFr./m² Waschmaschine Verkehrsanbindung
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:50:16 -0400
          6 Zimmer Wohnung   
3660 Preis vorher: 3860
Au - Wädenswil- NWF 140m2, komplett renoviert im 2014- Waschmaschine / Tumbler in der WG- alle Zimmer mit Parkettböden- 1 Terrasse 133m2 mit unverbaubarer Seesicht- 1 Terrasse 12m2 gegen Süden- Keller im UG und 2 Abstellräume im OG- auf Wunsch...
60 Zimmer 140 m² 26 SFr./m² saniert Waschmaschine Terrasse
Mon, 22 May 2017 15:39:52 -0400
          Grosszügige 3.5 Zimmer Wohnung an sensationeller Lage zu vermieten   
3660
Ab 1. Oktober 2017 oder nach Vereinbarung auch früher vermieten wir eine moderne 3 1/2 Zimmer-Wohnung im Erdgeschoss.Die Wohnung überzeugt durch einen sehr exklusiven Eigentumswohnungs-Standard mit edlen Materialien und einer sensationellen Lage...
35 Zimmer 100 m² 36 SFr./m² Waschmaschine
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:13:27 -0400
          Traumhafte Maisonette Wohnung an ruhiger und grüner Lage mit Seesicht   
2740
Wir vermieten per 1. September 2017 diese attraktive und grosszügige Maisonette-Wohnung in einer stilvollen Überbauung, die Ihnen den folgenden Ausbaustandard zu bieten hat:\n\n- Ganze Wohnung mit Parkettboden\n- offene Küche zu Esszimmer\n- mit...
45 Zimmer 119 m² 23 SFr./m² Etagenwohnung Waschmaschine Terrasse
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:08:27 -0400
          Recall: LG Top-Loading Washing Machines Due to Risk of Injury   
  Name of Product: Top-Loading Washing Machines Units: About 457,000 Manufacturer: LG Electronics Inc., of South Korea Hazard: An unbalanced load can cause the washing machine to shake excessively and the drum to come loose during use, posing a risk of injury to consumers and property damage to the surrounding area. Incidents/Injuries: LG has received […]
          For sale - Starter Switch Controls Unit # 4110157 Polaris 1995... - $20   

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          Developing and Evaluating Digital Interventions to Promote Behavior Change in Health and Health Care: Recommendations Resulting From an International Workshop   
Devices and programs using digital technology to foster or support behavior change (digital interventions) are increasingly ubiquitous, being adopted for use in patient diagnosis and treatment, self-management of chronic diseases, and in primary prevention. They have been heralded as potentially revolutionizing the ways in which individuals can monitor and improve their health behaviors and health care by improving outcomes, reducing costs, and improving the patient experience. However, we are still mainly in the age of promise rather than delivery. Developing and evaluating these digital interventions presents new challenges and new versions of old challenges that require use of improved and perhaps entirely new methods for research and evaluation. This article discusses these challenges and provides recommendations aimed at accelerating the rate of progress in digital behavior intervention research and practice. Areas addressed include intervention development in a rapidly changing technological landscape, promoting user engagement, advancing the underpinning science and theory, evaluating effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, and addressing issues of regulatory, ethical, and information governance. This article is the result of a two-day international workshop on how to create, evaluate, and implement effective digital interventions in relation to health behaviors. It was held in London in September 2015 and was supported by the United Kingdom’s Medical Research Council (MRC), the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the Methodology Research Programme (PI Susan Michie), and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation of the United States (PI Kevin Patrick). Important recommendations to manage the rapid pace of change include considering using emerging techniques from data science, machine learning, and Bayesian approaches and learning from other disciplines including computer science and engineering. With regard to assessing and promoting engagement, a key conclusion was that sustained engagement is not always required and that for each intervention it is useful to establish what constitutes “effective engagement,” that is, sufficient engagement to achieve the intended outcomes. The potential of digital interventions for testing and advancing theories of behavior change by generating ecologically valid, real-time objective data was recognized. Evaluations should include all phases of the development cycle, designed for generalizability, and consider new experimental designs to make the best use of rich data streams. Future health economics analyses need to recognize and model the complex and potentially far-reaching costs and benefits of digital interventions. In terms of governance, developers of digital behavior interventions should comply with existing regulatory frameworks, but with consideration for emerging standards around information governance, ethics, and interoperability.

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06   - Amiens @ La Briqueterie ( Festival Micromachine )
07   - Bruxelles @ Brass
08   - Aix La Chapelle
09   - Mulhouse @ Le Greffier
10   - Prés de Neufchatel
11   - Lugano
12   - Gigors @ Gigors Electrique
13   - Saint Etienne ( Festivaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal)
14   - Nevers @ Café Charbon
15   - Lausanne @ Espace Autogéré
16   - Genéve @ Cave 12
17   - Clermont Ferrand @ Raymond Bar


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          101 ways to annoy people   

    1. Sing the Batman theme incessantly.
    2. In the memo field of all your checks, write "for sensual massage."
    3. Specify that your drive-through order is "to go."
    4. Learn Morse code, and have conversations with friends in public consisting entirely of "Beeeep Bip Bip Beeep Bip..."
    5. If you have a glass eye, tap on it occasionally with your pen while talking to others.
    6. Amuse yourself for endless hours by hooking a camcorder to your TV and then pointing it at the screen.
    7. Speak only in a "robot" voice.
    8. Push all the flat Lego pieces together tightly.
    9. Start each meal by conspicuously licking all your food, and announce that this is so no one will "swipe your grub".
    10. Leave the copy machine set to reduce 200%, extra dark, 17 inch paper, 98 copies.
    11. Stomp on little plastic ketchup packets.
    12. Sniffle incessantly.
    13. Leave your turn signal on for fifty miles.
    14. Name your dog "Dog."
    15. Insist on keeping your car windshield wipers running in all weather conditions "to keep them tuned up."
    16. Reply to everything someone says with "that's what YOU think."
    17. Claim that you must always wear a bicycle helmet as part of your "astronaut training."
    18. Declare your apartment an independent nation, and sue your neighbors upstairs for "violating your airspace".
    19. Forget the punchline to a long joke, but assure the listener it was a "real hoot."
    20. Follow a few paces behind someone, spraying everything they touch with Lysol.
    21. Practice making fax and modem noises.
    22. Highlight irrelevant information in scientific papers and "cc:" them to your boss.
    23. Make beeping noises when a large person backs up.
    24. Invent nonsense computer jargon in conversations, and see if people play along to avoid the appearance of ignorance.
    25. Erect an elaborate network of ropes in your backyard, and tell the neighbors you are a "spider person."
    26. Finish all your sentences with the words "in accordance with the prophesy."
    27. Wear a special hip holster for your remote control.
    28. Do not add any inflection to the end of your sentences, producing awkward silences with the impression that you'll be saying more any moment.
    29. Signal that a conversation is over by clamping your hands over your ears.
    30. Disassemble your pen and "accidentally" flip the ink cartridge across the room.
    31. Give a play-by-play account of a persons every action in a nasal Howard Cosell voice.
    32. Holler random numbers while someone is counting.
    33. Adjust the tint on your TV so that all the people are green, and insist to others that you "like it that way."
    34. Drum on every available surface.
    35. Staple papers in the middle of the page.
    36. Ask 1-800 operators for dates.
    37. Produce a rental video consisting entirely of dire FBI copyright warnings.
    38. Sew anti-theft detector strips into peoples backpacks.
    39. Hide dairy products in inaccessible places.
    40. Write the surprise ending to a novel on its first page.
    41. Set alarms for random times.
    42. Order a side of pork rinds with your filet mignon.
    43. Instead of Gallo, serve Night Train next Thanksgiving.
    44. Publicly investigate just how slowly you can make a "croaking" noise.
    45. Honk and wave to strangers.
    46. Dress only in clothes colored Hunters Orange.
    47. Change channels five minutes before the end of every show.
    48. Tape pieces of "Sweating to the Oldies" over climactic parts of rental movies.
    49. Wear your pants backwards.
    50. Decline to be seated at a restaurant, and simply eat their complimentary mints by the cash register.
    51. Begin all your sentences with "ooh la la!"
    52. ONLY TYPE IN UPPERCASE.
    53. only type in lowercase.
    54. dont use any punctuation either
    55. Buy a large quantity of orange traffic cones and reroute whole streets.
    56. Pay for your dinner with pennies.
    57. Tie jingle bells to all your clothes.
    58. Repeat everything someone says, as a question.
    59. Write "X - BURIED TREASURE" in random spots on all of someone's roadmaps.
    60. Inform everyone you meet of your personal Kennedy assassination/UFO/ O.J Simpson conspiracy theories.
    61. Repeat the following conversation a dozen times: "Do you hear that?" "What?" "Never mind, its gone now."
    62. Light road flares on a birthday cake.
    63. Wander around a restaurant, asking other diners for their parsley.
    64. Leave tips in Bolivian currency.
    65. Demand that everyone address you as "Conquistador."
    66. At the laundromat, use one dryer for each of your socks.
    67. When Christmas caroling, sing "Jingle Bells, Batman smells" until physically restrained.
    68. Wear a cape that says "Magnificent One."
    69. As much as possible, skip rather than walk.
    70. Stand over someone's shoulder, mumbling, as they read.
    71. Pretend your computer's mouse is a CB radio, and talk to it.
    72. Try playing the William Tell Overture by tapping on the bottom of your chin. When nearly done, announce "no, wait, I messed it up," and repeat.
    73. Drive half a block.
    74. Inform others that they exist only in your imagination.
    75. Ask people what gender they are.
    76. Lick the filling out of all the Oreos, and place the cookie parts back.
    77. Cultivate a Norwegian accent. If Norwegian, affect a Southern drawl.
    78. Routinely handcuff yourself to furniture, informing the curious that you don't want to fall off "in case the big one comes".
    79. Deliberately hum songs that will remain lodged in co-workers brains, such as "Feliz Navidad", the Archies "Sugar" or the Mr. Rogers theme song.
    80. While making presentations, occasionally bob your head. like a parakeet.
    81. Lie obviously about trivial things such as the time of day.
    82. Leave your Christmas lights up and lit until September.
    83. Change your name to "AaJohn Aaaaasmith" for the great glory of being first in the phone book. Claim it's a Hawaiian name, and demand that people pronounce each "a."
    84. Sit in your front yard pointing a hair dryer at passing cars to see if they slow down.
    85. Chew on pens that you've borrowed.
    86. Wear a LOT of cologne.
    87. Listen to 33rpm records at 45rpm speed, and claim the faster speed is necessary because of your "superior mental processing."
    88. Sing along at the opera.
    89. Mow your lawn with scissors.
    90. At a golf tournament, chant "swing-batabatabata-suhWING-batter!"
    91. Ask the waitress for an extra seat for your "imaginary friend."
    92. Go to a poetry recital and ask why each poem doesn't rhyme.
    93. Ask your co-workers mysterious questions, and then scribble their answers in a notebook. Mutter something about "psychological profiles."
    94. Stare at static on the TV and claim you can see a "magic picture."
    95. Select the same song on the jukebox fifty times.
    96. Never make eye contact.
    97. Never break eye contact..
    98. Construct elaborate "crop circles" in your front lawn.
    99. Construct your own pretend "tricorder," and "scan" people with it, announcing the results.
    100. Make appointments for the 31st of September.
    101. Invite lots of people to other people's parties.

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          Sales Associate - Sunoco LP - Dimmitt, TX   
Telephone, cash register, fuel console, lottery machine, money order machine, microwave, grill, coffee/cappuccino machine, etc....
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           Ruspolymet wird nun näher am Kunden sein    
Thursday 29 June, 2017

Das führende Russische Metallurgie- und Metallbearbeitungsunternehmen “Ruspolymet” (Kulebaki, im Gebiet Nischni Nowgorod wird im Juli in Düsseldorf (Deutschland) eine Repräsentanz eröffnen, um seine Produkte, einschließlich Blöcke, Schmiedestücke, Ringe und Scheiben für Luftfahrtgetriebe, allgemeine und Energiemaschinenbau, auf ausländischen Märkten effizienter zu vermarkten. Das Ziel ist es auch, die Exportlieferungen in Übereinstimmung mit den von der Unternehmensführung formulierten Aufgaben zu steigern,.

„Die durchgeführte Produktionsmodernisierung erlaubte uns, eine einzigartige Produktionsart zu schaffen, welche mit hochmoderner Ausrüstung ausgestattet ist und in den vollen technologischen Zyklus eingebaut ist: angefangen bei der Produktion von Sonderstahlsorten und -legierungen bis hin zu der Fertigung von Endprodukten. Das verhalf uns auch dazu, die Herstellung von hochqualitativen Produkten in Gang zu setzen und das Sortiment zu erweitern. Unsere Aufgabe besteht heute darin, Exportlieferungen im Jahr 2017 im Vergleich zum Vorjahr um 22% zu vergrößern, und in der Perspektive die 35-Prozent-Marke vom gesamten Produktionsumfang zu erreichen.

Die Repräsentanz in Deutschland betrachten wir als eine Art Hebel, der uns näher an unsere Kunden bringen wird“, kommentiert RUSPOLYMET Generaldirektor Maxim Klochay

Kontaktdaten der Repräsentanz:

Ruspolymet GmbH

Postanschrift:

Heinrich-Heine-Allee 22

40213 Düsseldorf

Tel. +49 211 86395465



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          Machine Operator / Labourer - Bluewater Pallet Inc. - Warwick, ON   
Operators take direction from their Supervisor. References are preferred. Grade 12 graduate or equivalent. Bluewater Pallet is looking for a permanent full time...
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          How Hong Kong's Banks Turned Chinese   
Each morning, a white-shirted army of bankers fills the crosswalks of Hong Kong, stopping and starting in unison to the ubiquitous chirping of the city's crosswalk signals, a sound eerily reminiscent of a Las Vegas slot machine room. Twenty years ago, the traders and account managers crossing these streets were mostly expatriates and local Hong Kongers, and when they arrived to the office, much of their business was done in English. That's changed. "Actually, Hong Kong is shifting its role from Asia financial center to supporting the growth of China now," says William Hon, a trader for Liquidnet, a U.S. equity broker. Hon was born and grew up in Hong Kong, but at the office, he's finding more and more of his colleagues hail from mainland China. "More and more Chinese companies would like to list on the Hong Kong exchange, so they are all in China, and they're talking Mandarin," Hon says. "So they need more fluent Mandarin speakers in Hong Kong, or they hire people from China to work in
          Ah. De Russen presenteren hun Iron Man suit   
Russian military lab unveils prototype of Star Wars-like combat suit https://t.co/svaAapfnIP pic.twitter.com/bhO7PWJtw3— RT (@RT_com) 30 juni 2017 Goed bezig Ivan, lekker gewerkt. Het Central Research Institute for Precision Machines onthulde gister zijn concept voor de next-gen infanterie-uitrustingen. Een soort Master...
          Machinist - Nesco Resource, LLC - Columbus, OH   
Ability to calculate feeds and speeds for various materials. We are seeking a machinist for a machine shop in northern Columbus!...
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          Production Technician - Nesco Resource, LLC - Canal Winchester, OH   
O Starts machine, engages feed, and observes operation. We are seeking Production Technicians, with an emphasis on electronic assembly, for a great company we... $12 an hour
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          Who is Rob Lipsett? Love Island 2017 new boy and fitness fanatic from Ireland – all you need to know   
THE Love Island contestants have a clean-eating, body-building machine to put them through their paces in the villa now that Rob Lipsett has joined them. So what do we know about the hunky Instagram and YouTube star? We’ve got the lowdown… Who is Rob Lipsett? What’s his background? Born on January 17 1992, Rob Lipsett […]
          Diego Costa is set to rejoin Atletico Madrid – but then not play for anyone until January because of their transfer ban   
DIEGO COSTA is ready to rejoin Atletico Madrid – but not play a match for ANYONE until January. The Chelsea striker reportedly favours joining the Spaniards rather than a mega-rich Chinese Super League club – even though Atletico cannot register new players until their transfer ban ends in the new year. So the La Liga […]
          Learn Chinese Flash Cards   

If you want to learn a language or teach your child to learn a new language, there is no better way to build a foundation than with some good old-fashioned flash cards. The...

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          Full Time or Part Time Team Member - Chuze Fitness - Fullerton, CA   
They are constantly greeting and interacting with members, answering the phone, answering member questions, cleaning the machines and facilities with military...
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          Tudor Eating   
I am obsessed with Tudor history. I am on my 6th book. I have read one book about Henry VIII, two about his wives, 1 about Anne Boleyn, and 1 about his mistresses. I am currently reading Food & Feast in Tudor Englan by Alison Sim. It is fantastic. I highly recommend it if you have any interest in being as nerdy as me. I went through a Roman history phase and read everything I could get my hands on that was written about on in the first century BCE to 4 century CE. Funny how I moved into English history.

This past summer we vacationed in England and Scotland. It was fantastic. There we are in front of Westminster Abbey. After a week in London, we left for Cambridge. I could not justify paying to enter to just lay eyes on the badge that has Hank and Anne's initials. Funny enough, in Italy they charge you for museums and the churches are free. In England, they charge you for churches and the museums are free. I cannot decide how I feel about that. It seems wrong on so many levels. I saw the queen's jewels, saw where Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard had their heads lopped off and visited a bunch of famous dead people (of which no photography was allowed. How lame is that?)

On to Liverpool...we visited the official Liverpool FC store. People, you have no idea. Beatles tour, which was awesome, curry dinner and off to York. York is lovely. We had a proper tea at Betty's. It was spectacular. I know that British food is not Henry VII style, but we loved our English breakfast of eggs, beans, sausage and toast. The kids had tea and Sev stuck his pinkie out with style. We were so close to Hadrian's Wall that I forced John to travel 30 minutes out of his way to see it. Please people! I cannot travel here and not lay eyes on Hadrian's wall. That would be shameful. Just as John was losing his patience, he pull down some road and bam! there it was. So gorgeous, no?

Off to Scotland. Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aryshire, just to name a few. That is another post. England and Scotland are lovely. I am eager to go back. English food is delicious. Don't say it is because I am half English. Times have changed. Yet, what I would give to go back in time to the 16th century. Henry VIII survived on a diet that consisted of 80% protein, 15% alcohol, 5% fruit. Just to witness that kitchen and to taste that bread. I have always said that I would do almost anything to be deposited back to Rome in the 1st century. It is close. My next book is a beast. Elizabeth I by Alison Plowden. I love to stroll through history. We need to get on that time machine technology. Stat.





          Melograno...Granada....Pomegranate   

Such a majestic fruit. My childhood referred to this contraption as the "Chinese Apple". Anyone remember that? I remember the rare, and it was oh so rare, occasion that my mother would cave to my pleading and purchase one, and only one, at Foodtown. Foodtown.....hee.

Way back in the 16th century when Katherine of Aragon crossed the sea to the "Island" and married Hank (well, first his brother, but that tale is for another time), she brought with her badge (seen here). The pomegranate was to represent the persistence of life, fertility and regeneration. Which happened to be extremely important to a monarch.

Tis the season for pomegranates. Sometimes we are lucky to keep them into March. Right now, we are donning our garbage bags and wacking out the seeds with the backs of ladles. Seed by glorious seed. It is worth it. I love how our sorbetto is filled with small red flecks. I do get calls from puree people telling me how much money we would save buying juice. The POM people can sell me just the seeds released from their prison. Yes, yes I know. I will save money and labor and time! But....it just does not taste as good. No one can tell...they say. I say...You can! You can tell the difference.

Get them while they are here because not unlike Queen Katherine, another young fruit is waiting to replace you...





          Start Thinking....   


People get bored 'round these here parts during the winter. We have been tied inside and feel crazy. The weather breaks and we are itching for stuff to do. I was driving down Kelly Drive this morning and I believe that they are setting up for the Dad Vail Regatta. Have you been? I remember way way back in college. We would trek down to the art museum on one of the first warm weekends. We would sit for hours while baking in the sun on hard, cold ground. Smoke from neighboring barbecues would waft over carrying the sent of processed meat. We would watch the crew teams race, not knowing a bit of history. We would shuffle home at the event's close tired from squinting. I loved sinking into my soft couch while the sting of sunburn on my shoulders eased. Ahhhhh, spring in Philly.

The crowds will be crowding into my hood this weekend. People want out! They are also itching for new flavors. Something about warm weather causes people to think about gelato. Go figure. I was asked three times last week if I had any new flavors up my sleeve. Nope. Not really. I know, I know, I am boring. Honestly, nothing has grabbed me lately. What should I do? I felt a bit inadequate, so I went on the Google machine and googled "Best Flavor Ever". The usual suspects popped up. Then I saw it. "101 Frightening Ice Cream Flavors." I clicked. Some were quite revolting, but others interesting. How about some Oxtail Ice Cream? Maybe some Chicken or perhaps Charcoal. Vampire flavor (garlic)!!!Could be good for the digestion. I did see Tulip. I hope it does not taste like soap. Of course the majority of these flavors were from Japan; clam, squid ink, potato liquor (aka moonshine!), sweet potato.... You grow up with flavor profiles that shape who you are. It makes me curious.

Any ideas for new flavors? Any cravings?






          Making Cities Smarter With Connected Cars   
Five words or less(NewsUSA) - We live in an age of new mobility, where the landscape of our digital life is expanding and evolving at unprecedented speed. Wireless connectivity has spread from computers and smartphones to cars, homes and cities, and it's simplifying and improving our way of living. The rise of "smart" objects and machines powered by machine-to-machine (M2M) technology has been a huge catalyst for the Internet of Things -- a web of connected objects and devices that communicate with one another to make life easier. The automotive industry is leading the way forward with more than 23 million connected cars on the road today and projections for 152 million by 2020. Connected cars enhance our lives with rich services, including advanced 3D navigation, automatic emergency calling when accidents occur and always-on mobile WiFi. They can automatically exchange information with other smart objects, such as traffic lights, to help reduce road congestion and improve navigation. They can also direct drivers to the nearest open parking spot and turn on the heat and stereo system before arriving home. The possibilities are exciting and limited only by our ability to securely manage wireless service plans for the long life of vehicles and smart city solutions. Until recently, updating connected car systems was costly and time-consuming, requiring a visit to a dealership to change electronic components embedded under the dashboard. Consumers will soon be able to securely update wireless features and even add new vehicles or smart home devices to existing mobile service plans via a mobile device app or website visit. The new "on-demand connectivity" solution makes it much easier to adopt new technology or instantly take advantage of special offers without additional service contracts or monthly invoices. "In an increasingly connected world, it is vital to remove barriers for growth," said Gemalto Vice President Juan Lazcano. "On Demand Connectivity allows people to easily manage their connected devices while helping mobile network operators improve service offerings and customer loyalty. It's a win-win scenario." The best part is Gemalto's solution adds a layer of data security that ensures personal information is protected when service plan updates are made. This allows all of us to trust in the connected cars and smart cities of the future. For more information, visit www.gemalto.com/iot.
          Machine Operator - MISA Metal Processing, Inc. - Portland, TN   
To operate tow motor, if necessary (depends on what shipping area). _*start at $14.00/hr.... $14 an hour
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          Mode Machines SL-1 Real Analogsynthesizer modified Moog Filter MIDI CV/Gate RARE   
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          Reply #1871   
I stopped at rite aide again tonight. I turned in my $30 ticket win and was going to add $10 more to get two more $20 tickets. I went to the machine got my two and decided to add $20 more to get a third ticket. Last night I my wins was on ticket 11 and 12. Tonight I got tickets 10, 9, and 8. Tickets 10 and 8 both had another $100. Ticket 8 was a loser.
          Лазарь Лагин - Собрание сочинений (21 произведение)   
Лазарь Лагин - Собрание сочинений (21 произведение)Для сайта: BooksKeeper.ru
Название: Собрание сочинений (21 произведение)
Автор: Лазарь Лагин
Год: 1935-2006
Жанр: детская, сказки, приключения, фантастика
Издательство: СССР, Россия, Москва, Новосибирск, АСТ, Астрель, Ретекс, Художественная литература, Детгиз, Советский писатель, Правда, Воениздат, Новосибирское книжное издательство
Язык: Русский
Формат: fb2, pdf, djvu
Качество: Отсканированные страницы (OCR), отсканированные страницы, eBook
Размер: 186 MB

Лазарь Лагин (Лазарь Иосифович Гинзбург, 1903-1979) - советский писатель и поэт, ведущий представитель советской сатирической, фантастической и детской литературы. Известен, прежде всего, повестью-сказкой "Старик Хоттабыч", которая была экранизирована.
          3441 Machine Keeper (Mechanic/Maintenance) - Panasonic Energy - Columbus, GA   
This position requires a high school diploma or GED and a minimum of two years of related work experience in a machine maintenance environment or two years of...
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          Assembler/Machine Operator - Fire Detection Devices Limited - Markham, ON   
Parts assembly and calibration. Some lifting - up to 45 pounds. High school education. Fluent in English. All job training is provided. Job Type: Full-time $15 an hour
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          Build a Website by youcoolcanada   
I want to do a business showcase website on Wordpress, like www.5168.ca. bilingual website, all english and chinese contents are provided. (Budget: $30 - $250 CAD, Jobs: Graphic Design, Website Design, WordPress)
          Reply #1783   
Also the one before the post above:

09(06flip) quick return pair in play, watch for one or both to come back soon (and we KNOW how they love them 6/9's). Playing on paper until they decide to put more balls back in the machines.

09 might STILL come back, but as 06 next time. Don't know at this point and or anymore. Going to throw a dart at the board and see what comes up. Sheeesh man
          Alex Tagliani et l’équipe Craft-Bamboo Racing visent la victoire   
Lors de la course inaugurale de la série FRD LMP3 en Chine L’équipe Craft-Bamboo Racing vise la victoire ce weekend lors de la course inaugurale de la série FRD LMP3 qui sera disputée à Zhejiang en Chine. Pour atteindre son objectif, l’équipe met en piste deux Ligier JS P3 qui seront pilotées par des pilotes …

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          Reply #1703   
09(06flip) quick return pair in play, watch for one or both to come back soon (and we KNOW how they love them 6/9's). Playing on paper until they decide to put more balls back in the machines.
          Reply #1698   
Hard to tell at this point Caji. Been out 25 draws now and I would like to say a resounding yes , but can't until I know they have put them back in the machines I am not seeing too many 5's in my WO so far today.
          From Cyborgs to Hacktivists: Postfeminist Disobedience and Virtual Communities   
by
Carolyn Guertin
2005-01-27

For many the term postfeminist might call to mind the vanilla pleasures of metrosexuality, webcams, online soaps, and blog culture, but, for me, a 40-something cyberfeminist scholar, curator and some time activist, the politically-minded feminist texts I work with are in fact dyed-in-the-wool postfeminist ones that occupy a different place on the postfeminism continuum from those more loudly-lauded, lighter confections. Usually given a bad rap by the media, postfeminism has been accused of being antifeminist, whereas it is instead what the next wave of second wave feminism has become. Its name is not a marker or movement that intends to imply that feminism is dead and gone, any more than Donna Haraway’s “postgender” and N. Katherine Hayles’ “posthuman” mean the death of those old shoes. As Ann Brooks puts it in Postfeminisms, “the concept of `post’ implies a process of ongoing transformation and change” (1). Postfeminism is that indicator that shows us the organism formerly known as feminism has grown into something far more complex than its liberal origins would lead us to expect.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, second wave feminism, which had spoken predominantly from and to a position of white middle class privilege, began to fracture to include a broader chorus of voices, classes, and races. Postfeminism or, more exactly, postfeminisms have expanded to include a multitude of situated perspectives within the context of postmodern thinking, and have swelled to embrace the new emphasis on what Michèle Barrett identified in 1992 (the year that the World Wide Web was born) as “fluidity and contingency” - features that are the trademark stock in trade of the cyber age. Barrett believed feminism’s paradigm shift to be the result of a new interest in culture that in turn gave rise to a whole new collectivity of subjectivities. It is no accident that this shift coincided with the advent of a technology that foregrounded networked communications. It was only a few years earlier, in the fledgling days of the personal computer back when the Internet was still a vehicle predominantly for hackers and technogeeks, that Haraway first articulated a politics of connectivity for women in the context of these new technologies. In her “Cyborg Manifesto” Haraway’s half-woman, half-machine revels in the confusion of body boundaries and fractures all sense of an originary unity or simplex gender through embracing the cyborg as a model: a being who revels in discursivity, multiplicity, hybridity, and perversity. As the Web has evolved, it has become something of a gene pool for creative explorations of sexualities, subjectivities and identities - and has proved to be as liberating for men as for women in that regard. Cyberfeminist scholar Sadie Plant even argues for the feminizing influence of technology in a connected age. Without a doubt, though, this new technology’s most important role has been that of facilitating communication.

 “cyberfeminism is post-feminist” (76) Cyberfeminism was born at a particular moment in time, 1992, simultaneously at three different points on the globe. In Canada, Nancy Paterson, a celebrated high tech installation artist, penned an article called “Cyberfeminism” for Stacy Horn’s Echo Gopher server. In Australia, VNS Matrix (Josephine Starrs, Julianne Pierce, Francesca da Rimini and Virginia Barratt) coined the term to label their radical feminist acts and their blatantly viral agenda: to insert women, bodily fluids, and political consciousness into electronic spaces. That same year, British cultural theorist Sadie Plant chose the same term to describe her recipe for defining the feminizing influence of technology on western society and its inhabitants.

-Judy Wajcman

Connectivity has been called the genius of feminism by theorist Robin Morgan (53), and this genius is being realized in electronic spaces and texts in more complex ways than in any other medium to date. Connectivity is the poster child of the postfeminist universe, which is why the first cyberfeminist collective, VNS Matrix, chose the image of the matrix - the cosmic womb - as its symbol The Australian collective VNS Matrix announced its inception with a rallying cry called the “Cyberfeminist Manifesto”:
__________
We are the modern cunt
positive anti-reason
unbounded unleashed unforgiving
we see art with our cunt we make art with our cunt
we believe in jouissance madness holiness and poetry
we are the virus of the new world disorder
rupturing the symbolic from within
saboteurs of big daddy mainframe
the clitoris is a direct line to the matrix
VNS MATRIX
terminators of the moral code
mercenaries of slime
go down on the altar of abjection
sucking the visceral temple we speak in tongues
infiltrating disrupting disseminating
corrupting the discourse/we are the future cunt
(http://www.obn.org/reading_room/manifestos/html/cyberfeminist.html)
__________
Its separatist nature bears a resemblance to philosophies put forward by hackers.
. Another cyberfeminist collective, the Old Boys’ Network, defined its local chapters as “nodes” that “collide, disintegrate, regenerate, engage, disembody, reform, collapse, renew, abandon, revise, revitalize, and expand” (OBN FAQ 7). These structural and mechanical concerns are not accidental. Postfeminisms do not inhabit a network; they are the network of feminist discourse in virtual space and they are at their best when they are helping to forge communities of practice. In its incarnation most familiar to ebr ‘s readers, the electronic, hyperlinked text is both a narratological structure and the means of navigation in space and time. In the webbed space of hyperlinked fiction, the pregnant gaps between the nodes are at least as important as the textual nodes themselves. The nodes exist in conjunction with the dynamic space of the journey and cannot be discussed in isolation. So with the newest literary forms of the postfeminist universe. They cannot be separated from the communities and material praxes that they both engender and nurture on and off the Web.

In the cyberfeminist corner of the postfeminist universe, girl gamers such as Brenda Laurel and Mary Flanagan immediately spring to mind; so too do techno-performers such as Laurie Anderson and Coco Fusco, and new media artists such as Mez or Olia Lialina, but the most important and distinctive Web-native postfeminist form is, I would argue, hacktivism. The term was first coined in 1998 The rallying cry of hackers has long been “information wants to be free.” to describe an emerging hybrid form that united the best attributes of peaceful social protest - activism - and tech-savvy online civil disobedience - hackerism The term “hacktivism” has been attributed to a Toronto-based hacker who goes by the handle of Oxblood Ruffin.. It is a solution-oriented form of political action that inserts bodies and media-based dissent into real time material concerns. It should not be confused with its adolescent and illegal cousins, cractivism - code cracking, vandalism, data blockades (DDos) and the loss of digital data - or cyberterrorism - acts and agents of wanton destruction including worms and viruses. One of its trademark features is that the Web cannot contain hacktivism’s flows, allowing it to spill out into the world in the form of political protest at WTO and G8 events, for example, and in books, pamphlets, net.art, and performance art.

Hacktivism as a praxis was born in December 1997 when Critical Art Ensemble Critical Art Ensemble has been very much in the news lately since one of its members, Steve Kurtz, a professor in the Department of Art at SUNY Buffalo, was arrested on 12 May 2004 and charged with bioterrorism under the American Anti-Terrorism Act. These trumped up and widely protested charges have resulted in the FBI appropriating CAE’s materials and equipment used for testing for the presence of genetically- modified DNA - the tools CAE uses in creating their political art. member and software engineer Carmin Karasic was so appalled by the events of the Acteal Massacre - 45 Zapatistas were murdered at the hands of the Mexican government - that she set out to create a Web interface that would perform political protest as an aesthetic act. Three other Critical Art Ensemble members joined her in forming a new collective they named the Electronic Disturbance Theatre. (The group’s name is drawn from the concept of civil disobedience first proposed by Henry David Thoreau.) Their electronic civil disobedience engine is named FloodNet; funded by RTMark and launched in September 1998, it is Karasic’s brainchild in her war against injustice. Filling the browser page with the names of the dead, this activism tool “would access the page for Mexico’s President Zedillo seeking bogus addresses, so the browser would return messages like “human_rights not found on this server” (Cassell). Unlike the attacks launched by cracktivists, no damage is done by this software agent. When the Electronic Disturbance Theatre alerts its “online activists to `commence flooding!’” they visit EDT’s website and click on FloodNet’s icon (Harmon). The software then directs their browser to the target, and cues the same page to load over and over again.

As a postfeminist work, it is no accident that FloodNet must function as a community-based performance:

FloodNet’s action only drew its validity from the number of people showing support. “It was only actualized through thousands and thousands of participants,” she remembers. “It was meaningless without the masses.” Popular support transforms a random act of vandalism into a show of presence, Karasic argues. “This is an important difference between the single hacker/hacktivist who takes down a server with a single script” (qtd. in Cassell).

Similar to the disruptive aestheticization of codework by the Dutch trio jodi.org, Karasic sees her collectivity interface as something more closely akin to “conceptual art” than to cyberterrorism (Harmon). No one and no data are harmed in these `attacks,’ but websites are effectively shut down while the protest is being transmitted.

Advancing human rights through the electronic media is also the purview of another collective, a cyberfeminist one called subRosa. It is currently comprised of Laleh Mehran, Hyla Willis, Steffi Domike, Lucia Sommer, and Faith Wilding. It was also formed in the fall of 1998 - around the same time that Karasic was vowing to respond to Mexican excesses with FloodNet. Donna Haraway was the first to identify science as one of the most insidious cultural forms women needed to address to regain control of their bodies; subRosa follows in that tradition. subRosa uses its art to critique “the relationships between digital technologies, biotechnologies and women’s bodies/lives/work” (Griffis). The goal of these hacktivists, akin to the Electronic Disturbance Theatre’s, is the creation of communities, what they call “female affiliations that respect difference and create productive projects in solidarity with others who are working on similar ones” (Griffis).

Embracing bell hooks’ definition of feminism as that which seeks to eradicate ideologies of domination (qtd in Griffis), subRosa undertakes projects of activism and public education on topics as wide-ranging as eugenics, Frankenfoods, stem cell and cloning research, and Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART). Seeing their purpose as a pedagogical one, they launch inclusive electronic campaigns, publish pamphlets and books, and travel out into (particularly third world) communities to perform their topical art. These are what they call resistant projects, tactical cyberfeminist ones, and situational information theatre: “As cyberfeminists and artists we are using the framework of participatory performance as an information theatre of pedagogical art that models various tactics for intervening and commenting on the seductive representations of the flesh machine” (subRosa). One of the keys to their successful distribution of information is their willingness to mix media and cross boundaries, producing their art and materials in a plethora of formats contextually situated for their audiences. Like FloodNet’s participatory form, subRosa’s mode of information distribution is reproducible, for it argues “[i]n the digital age, resistant cultural producers can embrace recombinance for subversive ends” (subRosa).

All of this may seem somewhat removed from the electronic book and literary traditions, but when postfeminisms meet the new media they encourage these kinds of pleasures in the confusion of boundaries between bodies, texts, technologies, politics, and cultures. In a hyperlinked age when the only true path through a text is a personal journey, the many roads of postfeminism show that comminglings of radical politics and material concerns are alive and well in both the virtual and real worlds. How effective these hacktivist actions are is difficult to measure, but they are remarkable as tools for global mobilization and peaceful protest. It is clear that they are very effective at allowing women’s voices to be heard.

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Postfeminist Artists and Groups

Electronic Disturbance Theatre. http://dpa.ntu.ac.uk/dpa_search/result.php3?Project=290

Flanagan, Mary. The Adventures of Josie True. http://www.josietrue.com/

Fusco, Coco. Coco Fusco’s Virtual Laboratory. http://www.thing.net/%7Ecocofusco/

Karasic, Carmin. FloodNet. http://www.thing.net/~rdom/ecd/ZapTact.html, http://www.xensei.com/users/carmin/wlajfa/pledge1.htm, and Karasic’s Homepage: http://www.xensei.com/users/carmin/

Lialina, Olia. http://art.teleportacia.org/

Mez. The Data][h!][Bleeding Texts. http://netwurkerz.de/mez/datableed/complete/index.htm

subRosa. http://www.cyberfeminism.net

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Works Cited and Consulted

Barrett, Michèle and Anne Phillips, Eds. Destabilizing Theory: Contemporary Feminist Debates. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1992.

Brooks, Ann. Postfeminisms: Feminism, Cultural Theory and Cultural Forms. London and New York: Routledge, 1997.

Critical Art Ensemble. http://www.critical-art.net/

Critical Art Ensemble Defense Fund. http://www.caedefensefund.org/

Cassel, David. “Hacktivism in the Cyberstreets.” AlterNet. 30 May 2000. 16 June 04. http://www.alternet.org/story/9223

Griffis, Ryan. “Tandem Surfing the Third Wave: Part 3, interview with subRosa.” YOUgenics. 2003. 16 June 04. http://yougenics.net/subRosaInt.htm

Haraway, Donna. “The Cyborg Manifesto.” Simians, Cyborgs and Women. New York: Routledge, 1991. [1985] 149-181.

Harmon, Amy. “`Hacktivists’ of All Persuasions Take Their Struggle to the Web.” New York Times on the Web. 31 Oct 1998. 16 June 04. http://www.thehacktivist.com/archive/news/1998/Hacktivists-NYTimes-1998.pdf

Hayles, N. Katherine. How We Became Posthuman. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1999.

jodi.org. 17 June 04.

metac0m. “What is Hacktivism?” thehacktivist.com. Dec 03. 16 June 04. http://www.thehacktivist.com/hacktivism.php

Morgan, Robin. Demon Lover: On the Sexuality of Terrorism. London: Methuen, 1990.

Old Boys’ Network (OBN). “FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions.” 16 June 04 http://www.obn.org/inhalt_index.html

Plant, Sadie. Zeros and Ones. New York: Bantam, 1997.

subRosa. “Tactical Cyberfeminism: An Art and Technology of Social Relations.” 16 June 04. http://www.artwomen.org/cyberfems/subrosa/

VNS Matrix. “Cyberfeminist Manifesto.” 1992. 17 June 2004. http://www.obn.org/reading_room/manifestos/html/cyberfeminist.html

Wajcman, Judy. TechnoFeminism. Cambridge and Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2004.

Wray, Stefan. “Electronic Civil Disobedience and the World Wide Web of Hacktivism: A Mapping of Extraparliamentarian Direct Action Net Politics. Nov 1998. 16 June 04. http://thehacktivist.com/archive/edt/wwwhack.html

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          Look at how horrible the PS Vita section is at this shop wwwwwwww   

WARNING: Potentially NSFW content. Read at your own risk.

* (Thanks to the one who pointed it out)



1: メンマ(新疆ウイグル自治区)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:43:46.89 ID:g3GMEhVY0.net
http://imgur.com/7xXffmT.jpg 

http://imgur.com/ms3KLfT.jpg





1: メンマ(新疆ウイグル自治区)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:43:46.89 ID:g3GMEhVY0.net


http://imgur.com/7xXffmT.jpg 



http://imgur.com/ms3KLfT.jpg

2 : ファルコンアロー(dion軍)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:44:22.92 ID:WPy+TuJV0.net
これって子供も入れるエリアなの?
Are kids allowed to enter this area?
3 : ファルコンアロー(東京都)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:44:45.06 ID:0B+laZ8k0.net
絵描きと声優に仕事与えすぎこの国
This country just gives too many jobs to artists (drawing) and seiyuus

9 : ファイヤーバードスプラッシュ(東京都)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:46:26.51 ID:xf454jQf0.net
>>3
需要があるって現実が一番の問題だな
So the biggest problem is the reality that there's a demand for it






4 : チェーン攻撃(東京都)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:45:02.04 ID:6353jwIa0.net
もはや病気(´・ω・`)
This is already like a disease (´・ω・`)
5 : エメラルドフロウジョン(やわらか銀行)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:45:15.26 ID:Wa5BrR7d0.net
高性能携帯ハードでエロゲもどきってどうなのよ
So what should we think of these pseudo-ero games on such a high-spec hardware?
6 : ニーリフト(愛知県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:45:16.08 ID:0R5vPxnD0.net
vitaにサードが集まっている(キリッ
Look, third party publishers are gravitating towards the Vita! (smug
7 : オリンピック予選スラム(青森県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:45:47.00 ID:Q2yzz6Uy0.net
絶対モエクロだと思ったわ
I was certain that you were referring to MoeChro (Moero Chronicle)
http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/gamematomenau/imgs/1/a/1ae60a93.jpg
8 : 雪崩式ブレーンバスター(三重県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:46:04.84 ID:0NppwPTY0.net
なんだエロゲコーナーか
仕切って入り口から中が見えなければ問題ない

Oh, so it's an ero-game corner. As long as you can't see this from the entrance then there's no problem.
10 : ビッグブーツ(dion軍)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:46:41.99 ID:3K3Yhok+0.net
お、おれはオタクじゃないしVitaTVってので我慢するわ
I- I'm no otaku and I'll just put up with Vita TV
http://www.jp.playstation.com/psvitatv/img/common/vitatv-common-icon-04_share.jpg

18 : アトミックドロップ(内モンゴル自治区)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:49:12.96 ID:FqURGWpQO.net
>>10
VitaTV使えないのもあるけどな
But VitaTV's also pretty useless






11 : 不知火(栃木県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:46:52.81 ID:kZ9og67F0.net
エロゲコーナーの間違いでしょ
You probably mean that it's an ero game corner
13 : ニーリフト(東日本)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:47:17.39 ID:PjgVYIC10.net
DMMのエロゲーかw
Is it an ero game from DMM? w
14 : トペ スイシーダ(新疆ウイグル自治区)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:48:03.27 ID:+dhXeXZz0.net
そういう層がメインの店舗なんだろ
Vitaじゃなくてもそういう系統のゲームなら機種に限らずそうなる

This must be one of those shops with that kind of crowd as its target. Even if it isn't on Vita, games like this will generate displays like this regardless of the hardware it's on.
15 : レッドインク(庭)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:48:11.99 ID:ThQ6Ngo50.net
で結局のとこあの背面タッチパネルを活かしたソフトってあるの?
So, is there really a game that utilizes the rear-side touch panel?
20 : ストレッチプラム(東京都)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:49:36.24 ID:e35plf1U0.net
PC-FX状態だな
It's the same situation as the PC-FX
21 : ショルダーアームブリーカー(埼玉県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:50:06.38 ID:rK+kr7ag0.net
どうせ子供は入らないような店なんだろ
Must be one of those shops that don't allow kids inside
22 : ファルコンアロー(群馬県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:50:14.42 ID:t4mgC5+e0.net
エロゲ市場が崩壊してあっちの業界の人間がどんどんアニメやコンシューマーに流れてるからな
Because the ero game market has collapsed, and the people from that industry have all been moving on to anime and commercial stuff
24 : イス攻撃(兵庫県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:50:33.77 ID:pTp5PLCW0.net
近くのgeoは一本しか入荷してなくてモエクロ買えなかったわ
The geo near my place only brought in 1 copy so I wasn't able to buy MoeChro
25 : 膝十字固め(東京都)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:51:53.39 ID:i6PJckCH0.net
無理矢理パンツ見せたり体に液体かけたりするくらいなら、いっそセックスを見せる方が健全
I actually think it's healthier to show actual sex instead of them forcing to show their panties or applying liquid substances on their bodies
http://game.lovesoku.jp/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/140527_40.jpg
28 : バズソーキック(チベット自治区)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/03(火) 23:54:52.56 ID:OoPW1Y/V0.net
よっしゃビータ買うわ
Yeahhhh, Imma buy a Vita
29 : アトミックドロップ(東京都)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:04:58.63 ID:Nb3vhre/0.net
PSってこんなキモオタに侵食されてたのか
そりゃ一般人が気味悪く思うわけだ

I didn't know that the PS has been encroached by kimo-otas. No wonder regular people would feel disgusted by it.
31 : ビッグブーツ(千葉県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:05:43.97 ID:iMIaJqfc0.net
買うわvita
I'm gonna buy a vita then
32 : タイガードライバー(静岡県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:05:57.05 ID:TURGxApV0.net
売場作り気合入れすぎだろ
ヲタ店員の個人的な趣味だろ

They put too much effort in their store display. Must be the preference of the wota staff.
33 : ランサルセ(長屋)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:07:34.92 ID:WaK/HcXD0.net
ハードはいいのにもったいない
The hardware in itself is good, such a waste
34 : ジャンピングDDT(新疆ウイグル自治区)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:09:51.31 ID:B83KKoCV0.net
店側売る気ないだろこれ
俺は無理だわ

I don't think the shop is even willing to sell these off. It'd be impossible for me.
35 : 毒霧(神奈川県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:11:58.70 ID:6OGTZiWf0.net
ビータ、いいマシンだよ。
カグラの品切れが頭に来るけど。

Vita's a good machine. I got mad at how Kagura's been out of stock, though.

http://www.gamers-onlineshop.jp/resize_image.php?image=11231649_50af2a6c06356.jpg&width=500
36 : 雪崩式ブレーンバスター(埼玉県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:15:23.65 ID:x/9fi9uq0.net
pcエンジンみたいなもん
It's something like PC Engine
37 : パイルドライバー(神奈川県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:17:56.82 ID:v5cUqFOI0.net
18禁コーナーでしょ?
Isn't that an R18 corner?
38 : ラダームーンサルト(庭)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:18:06.33 ID:8zczY+ZB0.net
ごめん無理。普通にAV見るわ
Sorry, impossible for me. I'd rather watch regular AV instead.
39 : スターダストプレス(鹿児島県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:19:34.01 ID:42rw6EaY0.net
さすがシコシコハードだぜ
As expected of our fap-hard-ware
40 : エルボーバット(静岡県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:29:07.16 ID:yGFwGCRr0.net
何だこのエロゲコーナーみたいなキモいディスプレイは!
とか思って良く見たら今オレのVitaに挿さってるソフトだったわw

"What's this gross ero game corner-like display!"
is what I first thought, but upon closer look, I realized that it's the game inserted in my Vita right now w
42 : アルゼンチンバックブリーカー(庭)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:29:19.75 ID:DdWlZrS+0.net
ガキは買わなくていいから。
所詮少子化なんだし、大人アダルト向けのソフトを出してくれればいい。

Kids don't have to buy it. We've got a declining birth rate after all, so they should keep releasing software aimed at adults.
44 : ダイビングフットスタンプ(静岡県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:30:39.27 ID:GHtkeI0r0.net
セガサターンの時代から落ち目ハードはエロで生き残るしかないんだよなぁ
Gaming hardware on the regress all resorted to eroticism for their survival, even since the days of the SEGA Saturn

47 : ウエスタンラリアット(家)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:35:39.76 ID:5rcur+ZC0.net
>>44
PCエンジン「あの・・・」
PC Engine: "Uhmmm..."






45 : ドラゴンスープレックス(愛知県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:33:33.43 ID:D0OoJ7B00.net
ただのエロゲコーナーだった
It was just another one of those ero corners
49 : エルボードロップ(dion軍)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:36:41.18 ID:PWQPOBl+0.net
ガキしか買わないだろこんなの
But kids are the only ones who buy stuff like this, right?
52 : 断崖式ニードロップ(やわらか銀行)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:41:23.06 ID:xuNKedNd0.net
これが秋葉原だよ 地方民には分かるまい
This is how it is in Akihabara.
You country hicks wouldn't get it.
53 : ドラゴンスクリュー(中国地方)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 00:42:29.11 ID:XgzbM4sf0.net
ノワールはエロくないから(´・ω・`)
Well, Noir isn't erotic, 'kay? (´・ω・`)
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61mb-85eYML._SL500_AA300_.jpg
55 : ファルコンアロー(岐阜県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 01:15:24.70 ID:m5tEVyzg0.net
なるほどSONYが不調な訳だ
SCEの債務全額本社が保証してるんやろ
こんなもの作らせてちゃ助かるものも助からんてら

I see, so this is why Sony hasn't been doing well. All of SCE's debts are guaranteed by the headquarters, right? Doing something like this won't even be able to save something that doesn't need any help.
56 : ファイヤーボールスプラッシュ(静岡県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 01:18:42.71 ID:3XUCLieS0.net
ガキにゲームやらせなくていいからこれくらいでいいわ
There's no need to make kids play games so this is fine
61 : ラ ケブラーダ(静岡県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 01:47:13.58 ID:IvHYnbja0.net
ところがどっこい和ゲーはもう死ぬほど底辺まで落ちたので3DSもVITAもつまらないという
洋ゲーが元気なPS4に期待

But then again, Japanese games have just desperately become so boring, that 3DS and Vita are also bad.
Let's just pin our hopes on the PS4 with its strong lineup of Western games.

67 : 垂直落下式DDT(茨城県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 01:56:02.85 ID:VQ6bw0B10.net
>>61
はよ箱ONE買ってこい
Hurry up and get yourself an XBOX ONE
75 : ラ ケブラーダ(静岡県【緊急地震:茨城県北部M4.5最大震度3】)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 02:27:12.63 ID:IvHYnbja0.net
>>67
あんなゴミはいらね
I don't need trash like that






63 : 河津掛け(四国地方)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 01:51:37.88 ID:1D0fBFXf0.net
ニコニコ見るのに便利なことに昨日気付いた。
I just realized yesterday that this is pretty useful when you want to watch Niconico.
64 : ドラゴンスープレックス(岡山県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 01:52:37.42 ID:eoND1LAZ0.net
ソフマップかな?
Is this in Sofmap?
68 : キドクラッチ(dion軍)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 01:58:36.61 ID:FK733vcU0.net
vitaは持ってるし、コンパイルハートも好きだけど、これは酷いなw エロゲー売り場かと思った。
I have a Vita and I like Compile Heart, but this is horrible. w I thought it was an ero-game corner or something.
70 : リバースパワースラム(catv?)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 02:12:53.88 ID:FvKd/9PQ0.net
35歳になって漸く2次元の素晴らしさを感じるようになりました
I have finally come to realize how wonderful 2D is now that I'm 35
72 : ナガタロックII(広島県)@\(^o^)/:2014/06/04(水) 02:21:02.55 ID:Gc+fsQOz0.net
1: れいおφ ★@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 16:43:57.41 ID:???0.net
(Partial Translation)

(At the first day press meet event of the movie Choukousoku! Sankin koutai)
 Most of the male actors are above 170cm, while there was even someone over 180cm. Chinen on the other hand, is only 159cm tall.

Chinen looked around the stage said: "I really feel it as I stand up here onstage."
"When I was in nursery and in grade school, I always dreamed of standing about 175cm tall."
He then lowered his shoulders and said: "And then I realized that it was an impossible dream, and I will never get taller than that". He then looked at the monkey Kikuchiyo who had a platform and said: "I want a platform like that too!".
Fans in attendance cheered him on and said "Kakkoii yo!" (You're so cool/handsome), and he beamed at them in return.



http://up.gc-img.net/post_img_web/2013/08/239433f3f5a19cfcec06604fab52292e_3934.jpeg 




3 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 16:48:45.27 ID:6RgFxVRX0.net
160台に乗せてないとこ見るとガチなのかな ジャニは詐称しまくるからな
Seeing how they're not saying he's in the 160s probably means that this is true. Johnny's just keeps on faking everything.
4 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 16:49:20.46 ID:HjFQArU7O.net
159でもサバ読んでる 156あたりでしょ
Even 159 is more than his actual height. He's probably just around 156.
6 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 16:50:34.87 ID:HASBZZcAO.net
体操やってりゃイケメンイケメン言われただろうに
ま、そのまで強くなれたかはわからんがなw

People would've just called him an ikemen if he just did gymnastics. Well, I don't know if he would've gotten strong in that department, though.
8 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 16:51:37.71 ID:hUa9Ic7t0.net
ジャニデビュー組で一番小さいV6森田でさえ公称は162だからな
Even the smallest guy to debut in Johnny's before, which was V6's Morita, is officially listed at 162cm
10 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 16:52:01.90 ID:bceiH0aj0.net
顔だけ見ると「ザ・ジャニーズ」って感じ
If you just look at his face, he's definitely what you would call "The Johnny's"
11 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 16:52:07.97 ID:A0q/s3j/0.net
http://dokusen-hotnews.blog.so-net.ne.jp/_images/blog/_a1d/dokusen-hotnews/BZgXKmmCUAAaEHd-3f5c7.jpg
嵐もヤバイのがいるなぁ
There's also someone who's dangerously short in Arashi

20 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 16:55:55.65 ID:UvPZcHQx0.net
>>11
そのチビ、嵐のメンバーじゃないだろw 嵐は5人組だ
This squirt isn't an Arashi member w Arashi's a 5-man group
72 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 17:25:48.20 ID:HY0nJpp30.net
>>11
こんなちんちくりんなのか
テレビで見ると顔ばっか映るから分からなかった

So they're this small?
You mostly see their faces on TV so it's hard to tell.
84 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 17:33:03.01 ID:SIrwVZi00.net
>>11
こうみると嵐もちんまいね
みんな170ないんじゃないか?

Arashi's also small when you look at them this way. Could it be that everyone's below 170?
242 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 22:10:33.87 ID:mbg7lvuj0.net
>>11
公称では左の櫻井が170cm、相葉が180cm、松本潤が173cm 相葉の足首の位置見ればわかりやすいけど、この人達明らかに上記通りの身長じゃないよね 知念くんはかなりの厚底履いてるように見えるがw
Officially, Sakurai's 170cm, Aiba's 180cm while Jun Matsumoto's 173cm. You can easily tell when you look at the position of Aiba's ankle, but none of these guys are clearly as tall as the heights mentioned above. Chinen-kun looks like he's wearing shoes with super thick soles, though w
227 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 21:34:19.53 ID:SvC4dZoG0.net
>>11
嵐は相葉、松潤、櫻井以外は・・・こう・・なんていうかこう・・・ お薬で伸ばす方法もあったんじゃないかと・・・ それに比して残り2人よりもかなり、この子はミニサイズだね 頭の大きさは松潤と同じくらいのデカさなのに
Arashi's members outside of Aiba, MatsuJun, and Sakurai are... you know... how should I put it... Didn't they have the means to at least increase their height by using medicine?... And comparing this boy to the remaining 2 members, he's really miniature-sized. To think that the size of his head is the same as MatsuJun's...


12 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 16:52:53.42 ID:tbgJgXV00.net
これだけちっちゃいと逆にサバ読む気もなくなるんだな
If you're this small, I guess you wouldn't even feel the need to fake your height anymore
13 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 16:52:54.20 ID:hPA0ABy+O.net
まだ高校生くらないなら伸びるだろ…? もしかして成人してんのか?
If he's just in high school then there's still hope that he'll grow, right...? Or is he already an adult?
14 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 16:53:01.66 ID:UvPZcHQx0.net
知念 侑李 1993年11月30日- 20歳で159cmかぁ

まぁ、西川くんやhydeもいるからガンバレ

Yuri Chinen born Nov. 30, 1993 - 159cm at 20-y/o, huh.

Well, we also have Nishikawa-kun and hyde so do your best.

378 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/22(日) 06:40:00.70 ID:ip5QXIrm0.net
>>14
西川hydeには歌唱力がある
ジャニタレに歌唱力なんてあるわけない

Nishikawa and hyde have singing talent. There's no way that Johnny talents have that sort of ability.


30 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 16:59:37.87 ID:9cem/OYO0.net
今年21歳ならもう伸びないよ
If he's turning 21 this year then he won't be growing up anymore
17 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 16:55:09.70 ID:KJMPmb4L0.net
10年後とか悲惨だろ…
Life must be so tragic 10 years later...
22 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 16:56:19.17 ID:a8IQ7e0M0.net
身長低い奴はオッサンになったあとが悲惨
Short people are pitiable once they become old men
23 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 16:56:26.25 ID:DIpipkt50.net
キモタコも蚊取りもそんなもんやろ
But KimuTako and Katori are of just about the same height, right?

http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/43491635/smap31.jpg

36 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 17:01:58.82 ID:UvPZcHQx0.net
>>23
香取は180前後あるだろ。 長身の観月ありさとドラマ共演してた時、充分つりあうタッパがあったから。 中居は小さい。160半ばぐらい?
Katori's around 180. He didn't seem too short next to the tall Alisa Mizuki when they were together in a drama. Nakai is small, though. Maybe in the mid-160s?



27 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 16:58:30.31 ID:XPwqygJW0.net
でもしばらく見ない間にイケメンに成長したな
昔追っかけのホモとファミレスで1対1で話し合って解決とかなかったっけ

But after not seeing him for quite some time, he sure has grown into an ikemen. Didn't he have an incident before when he talked to this gay stalker who was after him at a family restaurant and settled the score?

http://pic.prepics-cdn.com/aruaru01/31739332.jpeg
74 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 17:27:08.36 ID:guvLnjfe0.net
ホモに粘着ストーカーされてた奴だっけ?
The guy who was persistently stalked by a homo?
28 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 16:58:37.77 ID:bCuP8woE0.net
ここの事務所は子供を顔だけで選ぶからこうなる
This agency only chooses boys based on their faces so this is what happens
32 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 17:00:22.19 ID:+80k5HWg0.net
父親が体操選手だからしゃーないわな
Can't be helped since his dad's a gymnast
http://rubese.net/twisoq/img/e8f4569f92d5777d4a0d02c5b6a38a89.jpg
138 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 18:27:29.76 ID:+7cd9N3g0.net
お父さんが体操のメダリストなの? へえ
Oh, his dad's a medalist in gymnastics? Whoa.
33 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 17:00:34.59 ID:hPA0ABy+O.net
1知念=159cmか
1 Chinen = 159cm, huh
34 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 17:01:09.26 ID:FChQQkcT0.net
他のジャニーがデカく見えるからいいれす
At least he makes the other Johnny members look tall
35 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 17:01:27.82 ID:yllufxYD0.net
159って事は155くらいだろうね
松潤と並んでもちょっの差がありすぎ

If he's listed at 159 then his actual height is probably just 155. Even beside MatsuJun, the difference looked evident.
39 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 17:03:27.11 ID:wWKVhtYv0.net
男で160ないと、コンプレックスになるだろうな
Height must be your complex when you're a man and you aren't at least 160cm tall

48 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 17:08:48.90 ID:A0q/s3j/0.net
>>39
170あってもあるわ
175は欲しかった

You'd have that complex even at 170cm. I wanted to at least stand 175cm tall.



41 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 17:04:27.42 ID:yllufxYD0.net
この顔イケメンとか正気かよ
Are you serious in saying that this face is an ikemen's?
43 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 17:07:24.00 ID:rtVLTSWp0.net
大丈夫だ、俺は149、39kgだ。
No worries, I stand 149cm and weigh 39kg.
46 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 17:08:23.76 ID:JjGslS6l0.net
160くらうのマチャアキと並んで5cmくらい低かったから159は嘘だね
He was about 5cm smaller than the 160cm Machaaki so 159 must be a lie

http://i.imgur.com/tQLEoq4.jpg




50 :名無しさん@恐縮です:2014/06/21(土) 17:17:49.60 ID:m8XVleq3F
ハイドより長身だと思えば気にしなくなるよ
He won't be bothered about it that much if he just thinks that he's taller than hyde


http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/spon_me/imgs/7/1/71c94151-s.jpg
60 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 17:18:04.36 ID:3OXYd3mw0.net
公称が159なら、実際は1ハイドだろw
If he's listed at 159, then his actual size must be 1 hyde
79 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 17:30:30.49 ID:G2+RZl9XO.net
1.019hydeですね
So he's 1.019 hydes, huh
88 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 17:36:49.75 ID:8RFuPAKF0.net
1ハイド超えてるなら顔面偏差値次第だろ
If he's over one hyde then it'll depend on his facial score
211 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 21:02:57.14 ID:MWySEUyN0.net
hyde「…」

284 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/22(日) 01:03:46.49 ID:qf9LNF2Q0.net
hyde+3cm

318 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/22(日) 02:43:17.29 ID:I9vvgYYJ0.net
HYDEもそうだけど体型のバランスがいいと単体だと小さく見えないよね。
This is true with HYDE too, but if your overall body balance is good then you actually won't look too small when you're by yourself.
373 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/22(日) 05:50:28.34 ID:JOOWG5Dy0.net
hydeも見習え!
Follow hyde's example!
423 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/22(日) 09:05:20.08 ID:Z3EjgNhi0.net
自称で159って言うぐらいだから多分155ぐらいだろw
If he's claiming that he's 159, then he's probably just 155cm w
424 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/22(日) 09:06:10.69 ID:Z3EjgNhi0.net
0.9936hyde

548 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/23(月) 12:55:23.58 ID:6v6XT8yL0.net
メダリストの父が1hydeくらいしかないんだから仕方ない 女になったら可愛いだろうねw
Can't be helped since his medalist dad is just 1 hyde tall. He would've probably been cute if he was born a girl.
51 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/21(土) 17:14:01.14 ID:6fZg8U9D0.net
ジャニーズは背が低い人のほうが人気出てるイメージがある
There's this impression that smaller Johnny's talents become more popular
(Repost)




1: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 09:38:07.29 0 ID:

何もかもが完璧すぎるな

Everything about her was just perfect

http://pds.exblog.jp/pds/1/200503/05/67/b0050967_22363054.jpg


2: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 09:38:38.58 0 ID:
ここは異論はない
No objections here
4: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 09:39:35.22 0 ID:
最近何処にも出ないよな
She's nowhere to be seen now though
5: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 09:40:20.41 0 ID:
あやや居なかったら今のハロプロなかったな
Hello! Pro won't be where it is today if it wasn't for Ayaya
7: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 09:41:18.90 0 ID:
THEアイドル
THE Idol

http://www.bjin.me/images/pic178764.jpg
12: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 09:43:35.50 0 ID:
旬は短ければ短いほど輝くね
The shorter your peak is, the brighter you shine
13: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 09:43:57.96 0 ID:
瞬間的にはそうだと思う
For just one moment, yeah, she really was the best
22: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 09:48:18.96 0 ID:
あやや絡みでハロヲタになった奴の数は計り知れないよな
You can't count how many people became Hello! Pro wotas because of her
24: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 09:50:23.69 0 ID:
松浦みたいな奴もう出てこないだろうな
There probably won't be another person like Matsuura
25: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 09:52:13.17 0 ID:
アイドルは性格じゃないって見本みたいな子
This girl was the example that idols aren't about their attitude
26: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 09:52:17.22 0 ID:
ね~えくらいまでは本当に可愛かったんだが
周りの雑魚と並べるようになってから急激に劣化したな
こいつはとことん特別扱いしてお姫様気分させとけばもうちょい長持ちしただろうに
She was really cute until her song "Ne~e", but she just deteriorated all of a sudden when she was treated similarly to the trash around her. If she was just treated specially and if people just made her feel like a princess, she probably would have lasted longer.

27: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 09:53:17.93 0 ID:
グッバイ夏男の化粧からおかしくなったな
She started going off-course when she put on makeup for "Goodbye Natsu Otoko"

http://i403.photobucket.com/albums/pp118/valensi00/screen/HDTVMatsuuraAya-GOODBYENatsuo2003-0.jpg
31: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 09:56:41.49 0 ID:
この頃は寺田も楽しかっただろうな
Terada (Tsunku) must have been enjoying life during those days
http://blog.oricon.co.jp/_images/ayaya-motorcycle/324692131.jpg
32: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 09:59:03.74 0 ID:
改めて歌詞とか歌聴くとやっぱつんくって才能あんだな?って思うな
少なくてもあややを生かせたのはつんくの才能だな
Listening to the lyrics and the songs again, it really makes you think that Tsunku is really talented.
At least it was Tsunku's talent that made Ayaya what she was.
37: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 10:03:43.96 0 ID:
松浦の場合別にゴリ押ししたって感じでもないしな
本物のスーパーアイドルだったな
It didn't even feel that Matsuura was forced into the limelight.
She really was an honest-to-goodness super idol.
38: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 10:04:12.55 0 ID:
めっちゃホリデーで「すんげーすんげー」言わされてたのみてからかな
寺田ちょっと落ち着け、と思ったのは
I thought to myself "Hey Terada, calm down" when he gave her the lyrics "Sungee~ Sungee~" in the song "Meccha Holiday".

72: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 10:42:47.04 0 ID:
>>38
その部分聴いてラブマ後の恋ダンと同じ轍を踏んでるなと思ったら案の定前作から売上ガタ落ち
When I heard that part, I thought they were going along the same lines as "Koi no Dance Site" after "Love Machine", and as expected, the sales figures came crashing down.
42: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 10:07:18.08 0 ID:
一般人は思い出しもしないアイドル
The normal person won't even remember this idol
43: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 10:09:22.14 0 ID:
「伝説の」とつけても異論がでないアイドルだよね
The idol who can be branded "legendary" and no one will have any objections to it
48: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 10:13:28.93 0 ID:
やっぱりアイドルはB型が一番じゃね?
Don't you guys think that Blood Type B is #1 for idols?
49: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 10:15:49.88 0 ID:
B型アイドル代表

松田聖子 松浦 真野ちゃん 
Blood type B representatives
Seiko Matsuda, Matsuura, Mano-chan
52: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 10:18:32.70 0 ID:
あややって意外に巨乳だったしな
Ayaya also has an unexpectedly huge rack
54: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 10:20:55.75 0 ID:
http://blog.oricon.co.jp/_images/ayaya-motorcycle/aya005.jpg
56: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 10:24:21.96 0 ID:
http://blog-imgs-62.fc2.com/g/i/r/girlsalbum/love-1508.jpg


元凶
The root of all evil
61: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 10:33:57.09 0 ID:
松浦と矢口って仲悪いんだよなw
男絡みでいろいろあって
Matsuura and Yaguchi weren't in good terms, right? 
I think it was because of men...

http://blog-imgs-53-origin.fc2.com/g/e/i/geitsuboo/20130524122055.jpeg
62: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 10:36:10.66 0 ID:
矢口は一緒にいると師匠と持ち上げて
ワッチだとモー娘。の儲けは全部あややのコンサートにつぎ込んでるって陰口言ってたな
Didn't Yaguchi praise her and call her "Master" when they were together? Then when she wasn't with her, she complained that Morning Musume's earnings all went to Ayaya's concerts, right?
66: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 10:39:05.86 0 ID:
このまま22世紀になってもあややだけは歴史に残るだろうな
Even when we enter the 22nd century, I think Ayaya will be the only idol who will have made her mark in history.
77: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 10:48:12.57 0 ID:
松浦は意外と子供に人気があった
Matsuura was unexpectedly popular with the kids
86: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 10:52:50.58 0 ID:
>>77
誰よりも爺ちゃんに大人気だったよw
But she was most popular with the grandpas LOL
78: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 10:48:24.26 0 ID:
結果的に今のアイドル達を見てると松浦がアイドルの理想形なんだろうなと思う
モー娘。のプラチナ期だって松浦やGAMの後追いだし
After looking at the idols we have now, it just seems that Matsuura really was the ideal idol.
Even Morning Musume's platinum age came after trailing Matsuura and GAM.
80: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 10:50:42.73 0 ID:
ハロの中ではな
史上最強ではないね
She is, in Hello! Pro.
But not in history.
82: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 10:51:34.02 0 ID:
ハロプロ史上でやはり松浦と安倍だけは別格
In Hello! Pro, Matsuura and Abe were really in a different class.

http://www.gojapan.com/UploadFile/photoSportsnent/2009/03/12/200903121717.jpg
83: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 10:51:48.29 0 ID:
逆に松浦を知らない今の世代って可愛そうだわ

あんな糞みたいなアケカスとかのケツ追っかけてなw
I actually feel sorry for this generation who have not heard of Matsuura for just chasing after the a$$es of those AKBs.
84: 名無し募集中。。。: 2013/06/21(金) 10:52:18.20 0 ID:
同じ作曲家がプロデュースするともって2,3年かな
松浦も早めに作曲家変えてたらと思うと
I think an idol should only be produced by a composer for 2, 3 years. When I just think that if only Matsuura switched to a different composer early on...
85: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 10:52:32.81 0 ID:
10年前に彗星のように登場した時も「突然変異」とか「アイドルサイボーグ」とか言われてたけど
10年経ってもいまだ唯一無二の存在なのを見るとそれは真実だったように思う
When she appeared like a comet 10 years ago, people said she was like a "spontaneous mutation" and an "idol cyborg". But seeing how she's still considered peerless after 10 years, those labels must have been true.
87: 名無し募集中。。。: 2013/06/21(金) 10:53:56.01 0 ID:
史上最強ってマジレスすると聖子ちゃんでは
Serious answer, I think the best ever idol is Seiko-chan

http://userdisk.webry.biglobe.ne.jp/009/708/27/1/0004.jpg
90: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 10:55:16.53 0 ID:
昔会社の上司に昨日あややがどうだら言われてこいつキモイおっさんだな?って思ってたけど
いまやそのおっさんが俺なのがキモイw
Back in the day, when my boss was talking like "You know Ayaya did blah-blah yesterday~~", I honestly thought that he was disgusting. 
Now , I turned into that old man, and I'm disgusting LOL
91: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 10:55:43.95 0 ID:
で、今何やってるの?
So, what is she doing now?
93: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 10:56:20.24 0 ID:
>>91
自宅療養中
Recuperating at home
92: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 10:55:52.66 0 ID:
今のアイドルで松田聖子や中森明菜や小泉今日子や中山美穂や南野陽子や酒井法子を参考にしてる奴はいない
どのグループも松浦のパロディ
Idols these days aren't patterning themselves after the likes of Seiko Matsuda, Akina Nakamori, Kyoko Koizumi, Miho Nakayama, Yoko Minamino, and Noriko Sakai anymore. All these groups now are parodies of Matsuura.
http://www.bjin.me/images/pic193867.jpg
94: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 10:56:41.89 0 ID:
松浦も10代で燃え尽きてもうすぐ27歳か
So Matsuura's flame just died down when she was still in her teens, and she's almost 27 now, huh.
97: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 10:57:53.40 0 ID:
>>94
30半ばかと思ってたわww
I thought she was already in her mid-30's LOL
96: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 10:57:12.32 0 ID:
10代で歌がヒットしてCMにも出てドラマにも出てバラエティも出てグラビアも出てっていう最後のソロアイドル歌手
The last solo idol singer who had a hit song, commercials, dramas, variety shows, and gravure appearances in her teens.
99: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 10:58:33.07 0 ID:
今やAKB総選挙ナンバーワンの指原が憧れる理想形が松浦だからな
Even AKB's general elections 1st placer Sashihara's ideal idol is Matsuura

http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/sleepy0130/imgs/8/8/88948028.jpg
101: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 10:58:59.37 0 ID:
今見るとレベルが低いぞ、15歳くらいかな
But when you watch her again now, her level was so low. I think she was about 15 here.

103: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 11:00:19.16 0 ID:
>>101
超可愛いやん!
これぞアイドルだわ
She's super cute!
Now THAT is what you call an idol.
104: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 11:01:20.17 0 ID:
最後のソロのスーパーアイドルだね
She's the last solo super idol
http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/usani7/imgs/a/0/a03a6339.jpg
105: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 11:01:40.89 0 ID:
アーティスト病にならずに引退してたらそうだったかもな
That probably would have been the case if she didn't catch the "artist bug" and just retired as is.
108: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 11:03:44.34 0 ID:
今もしあややのイベやっても軽く2000ぐらい埋まるだろうな
Even if Ayaya were to hold an event right now, I think she'd easily be able to gather 2,000 people.
111: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 11:06:10.68 0 ID:
>>108
そりゃ珍しさで1回は埋まるだろ
でもそのあとはきつい
Yeah, due to the rarity of the event she'll be able to fill up a venue once.
But it will be tough afterwards.
114: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 11:07:41.67 0 ID:
事務所的には森高を重視してるけど
実際は松浦の方が数百倍貢献してるよな?
The agency seems to giving more importance to Moritaka, but hasn't Matsuura contributed 100x more than her?

http://www.musicman-net.com/files/2012/08/f5021cdd2734d9.jpg
117: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 11:09:55.46 0 ID:
>>114
本人にやる気がないなら仕方ないだろ
森高は江口と結婚したのもでかいな
You can't do anything if she isn't even up for the task.
And it's also pretty huge that Moritaka got married to Eguchi.
118: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 11:10:13.10 0 ID:
>>114
松浦がお休み中の間に森高が働かされてる
It's just that they're making Moritaka work while Matsuura is on leave.
121: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 11:11:56.53 0 ID:
しかし何で辞めないのかね?活動もしてないのに
給料貰ってるわけ?
But why isn't she retiring even when she's not doing anything now?
Is she still getting paid?
126: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 11:13:46.49 0 ID:
>>121
あやや並の知名度だと使い道はまだたくさんあるし
With Ayaya's name value, there are still uses for her.
125: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 11:13:24.19 0 ID:
THEアイドルだったなぁ
She was THE idol
http://i.ytimg.com/vi/YN7MzoSxVhY/0.jpg

129: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 11:16:10.85 0 ID:
AVでパクられたという意味では嗣永が同格か
So she's on the same level as Tsugunaga because she was parodied by the porn world too.

http://2nd.bokyo-qualia.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/05/ROawDH67cDZ7KdI_0.jpeg
131: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 11:17:26.14 0 ID:
>>129
紋舞らんの話はそこまでだww
Don't talk anymore about Ran Monbu LOL
134: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 11:18:44.51 0 ID:
紋舞らんや高樹マリアや前田健やはるな愛など
パロディやものまねまで有名にしてしまうのが国民的スターの証
Ran Monbu, Maria Takagi, Ken Made, Ai Haruna
Being parodied and imitated by people like this just proves that you're a national star.
136: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/21(金) 11:19:33.25 0 ID:
あややぐらいになると突然復帰してもCMとかレギュラーとかアルバム発売とかできるんだろうなあ
I think someone of Ayaya's level will still be able to get commercials, regular TV shows, and an album when she decides to come back.
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          Reply #899   
ooooor, 199. I don't look back that far because that is when they used to be honest, before the days of Alice. Sitting out till they decide to put something other than 6/9's back in the machines. GL tonight, hope ya get 'em
          Man held in Chinese scholar's kidnapping was grad student   
Central Illinois man charged with kidnapping visiting University of Illinois scholar from China who authorities believe to be dead.
          Reply #822   
Yep....After about 1 more month or at the latest, the end of the year they should be able to afford anything they want...Even a Brand New 5-D Recording Device with hologramic people, a virtual reality ball popping machine, and it all ran by an AI, also known as hybrid human beings.We will never get another hit then....

Yep, I just love technology......It make life so much easier for the Corporations to pick pocket us and we not even know anything about it till we get broke....

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          Reply #787   
This makes 13 ,6's and 9's in just 8 days....This is random? In what world? Just count the 6's and 9's in last months, it's amazing.....

What's amazing is how they keep getting away with it...Sure wish I was a congressman or senator for just 1 day, I would fix this mess....

They also need to have normal people, like us, in there when they draw....They should not be able to keep right on testing these machines (pre-draws) ever day and night either....

No, it wouldn't be good for them if
          Reply #764   
Keep seeing series number 345 popping up today, which is mirror of that 809 last night. Jordan was seeing it, may be coming soon?

Watch as you have 3 quick return pairs now 89 09(Flip em' 86 06) possibly 01, even though 0 is stuck in the machine.

Keep an eye open
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Ralentissement chinois : vers une crise ou un rééquilibrage ?
Jean-Raphaël Chaponnière
Ce printemps 2017, on a pu lire à plusieurs reprises des commentaires assez optimistes sur le regain d’activité en Chine, où la croissance économique annuelle flirte de nouveau avec les 7 %. Pour autant, les trois dernières années ont plutôt été celles du ralentissement de l’économie chinoise qui, après avoir bien résisté à la crise mondiale de la fin des années 2000, a marqué le pas. Quelles sont réellement les perspectives d’évolution de l’économie chinoise à moyen et long termes ?
Au-delà des annonces conjoncturelles, Jean-Raphaël Chaponnière propose ici un regard rétrospectif sur le retour de la Chine dans l’économie mondiale, son adaptation à l’économie de marché, les moteurs de sa croissance (main-d’œuvre, consommation, investissement) et les limites auxquelles ces moteurs sont aujourd’hui confrontés. Il montre comment la Chine a fait face à la crise, répondant au ralentissement de son activité par un certain nombre de rééquilibrages (vers son marché intérieur, notamment) et une transformation de sa structure de production. Jean-Raphaël Chaponnière présente enfin, en s’appuyant sur diverses analyses disponibles et un certain nombre de constats ou faits récemment observés, les perspectives d’évolution possible de l’économie chinoise : comment les différents moteurs de son activité économique peuvent-ils se comporter ? Connaîtra-t-elle une crise financière et quelles pourraient en être les conséquences ? Deviendra-t-elle la première puissance mondiale et selon quel modèle ?
Pour moderniser l’action publique. Les leviers du changement social
Marjorie Jouen
Depuis quelques années, l’action publique est amenée à s’adapter à un certain nombre d’évolutions dans les usages et les demandes des bénéficiaires de ses services. S’appuyant sur de nouvelles méthodes et innovations sociales, ce mouvement de modernisation semble plutôt bien engagé en France. En revanche, lorsqu’il s’agit de transformer l’action publique parce que certaines pratiques ou certains services ne répondent plus à l’intérêt général ou sont devenus néfastes pour la collectivité, l’État semble éprouver plus de difficulté à s’adapter, souligne ici Marjorie Jouen. Pourtant, l’analyse des transformations sociales et des moteurs à l’origine de ces transformations offre de nouvelles opportunités aux acteurs publics en vue de moderniser leur action. Après avoir présenté les différentes motivations et les leviers du changement social, Marjorie Jouen montre comment ces outils pourraient être transposés au service de la modernisation de l’action publique, afin d’en améliorer l’efficacité et de développer les instruments permettant de répondre concrètement aux objectifs visés.
Les comportements, levier de la transition écologique ? Comprendre et influencer les comportements individuels et les dynamiques collectives
Solange Martin et Albane Gaspard
La mise en œuvre de la transition écologique — qui consiste principalement à réduire fortement les consommations d’énergie et de matières premières dans nos sociétés — nécessite, au-delà des politiques en énonçant les grands axes, de substantiels changements à l’échelle collective, mais aussi, bien évidemment, à l’échelle individuelle. Or, si le principe de s’engager sur la voie de la transition fait en général consensus, lorsqu’il s’agit de faire évoluer nos usages et pratiques, les choses se compliquent. Peut-on — et comment — agir sur les comportements individuels et sur les dynamiques collectives, en particulier dans cette optique de transition écologique ?
Solange Martin et Albane Gaspard se sont penchées sur cette question pour le compte de l’ADEME et nous livrent ici le fruit de leur travail. Elles soulignent l’apport des sciences sociales et humaines pour comprendre les comportements à l’échelle individuelle et dans leur dimension collective, et présentent différentes voies d’actions possibles pour les infléchir. Mais compte tenu des intrications entre les différentes échelles, il est essentiel, pour agir efficacement sur les comportements, de combiner les approches, les outils et les acteurs, et de bien analyser et comprendre les pratiques sociales avant la mise en œuvre de projets ou mesures politiques.
Technique et société : l’irrésistible évolution
Thierry Gaudin
Le mois de mai 2017 a été marqué par une cyberattaque d’ampleur internationale qui a touché à la fois des entreprises, des organisations publiques, etc., et montré la grande vulnérabilité de nos contemporains au système technique actuel. Le rapport de l’homme à la technique est un élément structurant de notre civilisation, et ce depuis des siècles sinon des millénaires. Néanmoins, les progrès fulgurants auxquels nous assistons depuis le milieu du XXe siècle en matière scientifique et technique, ainsi que l’élargissement de leur champ d’action aux communications, aux relations humaines, voire au corps humain lui-même, suscitent de plus en plus de questionnements. D’où l’intérêt de l’analyse ici proposée par Thierry Gaudin sur les relations technique / société dans une optique de long terme : que nous dit le passé de ces relations et de la façon dont s’élabore et se diffuse la culture technique ? Quels ont été et quels sont aujourd’hui les moteurs du progrès technique, et que révèlent-ils de nos organisations humaines ? Comment envisager l’évolution à venir du progrès technique, qui repose désormais plus sur les multinationales de l’information que sur les États, et dont le ressort principal consiste en la manipulation des esprits ? Dans un tel contexte, sommes-nous irrémédiablement condamnés à suivre l’évolution du système technique, ou reste-t-il des voies de sortie « par le haut », pour la société, de ce système qui bouscule les échanges économiques et les relations humaines ?
Les compétences de l’Union européenne. Perceptions et réalités
Gabriel Arnoux
Les récentes élections présidentielles en France ont confirmé l’incompréhension et le rejet de nombre de citoyens vis-à-vis des politiques menées depuis plusieurs décennies, mais aussi des dirigeants en charge de ces politiques. Elles ont aussi rappelé la méfiance sinon le rejet de ces mêmes citoyens à l’égard de l’Union européenne, souvent prompte à être élevée en bouc émissaire des problèmes nationaux. Pourtant, comme le montre cet article de Gabriel Arnoux, ce rejet de l’Europe repose sur une méconnaissance — très souvent entretenue par les gouvernements nationaux — des compétences effectives de l’Union européenne.
En effet, il existe une réelle différence entre la perception qu’ont bon nombre de citoyens européens du rôle de l’Union dans l’orientation et la détermination des politiques nationales, et la réalité de ce rôle. Les compétences exclusives de l’Union européenne sont en fait assez limitées (respect de la concurrence, monnaie, politique douanière et commerciale, principalement) et dans la plupart des domaines, l’Union n’intervient qu’en appui aux États ou en collaboration avec eux. Cette clarification des compétences réelles de l’Union européenne est primordiale car la Commission vient d’engager une réflexion sur l’avenir de l’Europe, sur la base de cinq scénarios visant à déterminer comment pourraient évoluer l’Union et les compétences qui sont les siennes. Mais également parce que le flou entretenu autour des compétences et responsabilités effectives des institutions européennes et nationales est révélateur d’un malaise plus général quant à la manière dont sont présentées et évaluées les politiques publiques, qui contribue aussi pour une grande part à la désaffection des citoyens à l’égard du politique.
Le Royaume-(dés)Uni et ses frontières
Jean-François Drevet
Dans la foulée du référendum britannique de juin 2016 ayant donné une majorité de voix en faveur du Brexit, l’article 50 du traité sur l’Union européenne (UE) a été déclenché le 29 mars 2017 en vue d’organiser le départ du Royaume-Uni de l’UE. Londres et les 27 autres pays membres de l’Union disposent de deux ans pour préparer la sortie effective du Royaume-Uni. Au-delà de ses conséquences économiques et sociales, régulièrement évoquées et commentées, le Brexit pourrait aussi déboucher sur un retour de la conflictualité en Europe, comme le souligne cette tribune de Jean-François Drevet. Car si l’un des paris les mieux tenus par l’UE depuis sa création est sans conteste la préservation de la paix sur le continent européen, il ne concerne pas seulement les relations entre les États membres fondateurs (à commencer par la France, l’Italie et l’Allemagne), mais également le règlement de plusieurs différends territoriaux impliquant le Royaume-Uni dans sa structure plurinationale et dans ses relations avec d’autres États européens. La mise en œuvre du Brexit pourrait réveiller un certain nombre de ces conflits que l’UE avait permis d’apaiser, en particulier à Chypre, Gibraltar ou en Irlande du Nord. C’est ce que montre cette tribune, et c’est aussi ce que les négociateurs britanniques et européens doivent garder à l’esprit lors de l’établissement des modalités de sortie du Royaume-Uni.



          Xi Jinping warns of ''red line'' as Hong Kong marks 20 years of Chinese rule   
Hong Kong must not be used as a launchpad to challenge China’s authority, President Xi Jinping has said. The warning came as the Chinese leader
          Reply #553   
riff-raff you say..well tbh..I have been known to hang out with the wrong crowd!! But HEY! I turned out ok! ask my wife!

but hey CHECK THIS!! coming to a ball machine near you!! 047 283 205 506 0014 0067 (05x)

and when you say.. I think that DAM$ riff-raff posted one of those numbers! DON'T say I didn't warn you first!

GOOD LUCK BRO! AND ALL TEAM NC!!

Mike
          China Sanctions Heat Up U.S.-North Korea Tensions   
Tensions are heating up between the U.S. and North Korea after the White House announced new sanctions on Chinese entities, citing their dealings with North Korea. WSJ's Gerald F. Seib explains why the next steps on North Korea are going to involve China as much as they involve the North ...
          China's Xi Inspects Hong Kong PLA Garrison   
Jun.29 -- Bloomberg's Stephen Engle reports on Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Hong Kong. Engle speaks from the People's Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison on 'Bloomberg Markets.'
          The Countryman magazine, autumn 1951   
In our everyday life we are sick and tired of excessive quantity of advertisements, but this magazine I bought because of ads. The Countryman, Autumn 1951 is just a treasury of vintage ads: from 224 pages 67 of advertisements. Although 62 years isn't a big gap of time,  but a lot of things have changed dramatically. In 1951 imperial portable typewriters were worth waiting for, not iPads. Flat tobacco pouches and home canning machines were bestsellers.

Some of them I'm going to post:
Austin Motor Car vintage ad
Carters Invalid Furniture Advertisement




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          Reply #357   
Apparently the great 1-off machine was in play again tonight. predicted 116 and 610 comes out........T.G.I.T. when the new tix come out, then I will nail em GOOD AND SO WILL YOU
          Reply #337   
Hello there Itpmguru!...thank you for your concern!

I am getting another shot Tuesday morning...hope it works this time (3rd one)!...back pain all of the time...just little spurts of relief.

Bought a washing machine already got a refund for it...too much to explain here about what went wrong but bought a washer dryer today somewhere else got a great deal so getting the set delivered Friday.

I'm looking for 812 to hit one of these days not giving up on 112 221 or 223
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          Reply #241   
Trynsohard lol....I agree probably will get the same crap tonite ..looks like a repeat month for real...smh....and I do know for sure they don't have 3/identical balls I'm them machines
          Reply #218   
Play 679 .. those are the only 3 balls they have in the machine.
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          Emerging Markets: What has Changed   
(from my colleague Dr. Win Thin)

  • Chinese President Xi visited Hong Kong for the first time.
  • The US has proposed $1.3 bln of arms sales to Taiwan.
  • The Egyptian government raised fuel and cooking gas prices. significantly as part of the IMF program.
  • South Africa’s parliament has scheduled the no confidence vote on President Zuma.
  • Brazil’s central bank lowered its inflation target.
  • Brazil after President Temer was charged with corruption.

In the EM equity space as measured by MSCI, Brazil (+2.9%), Russia (+1.5%), and Turkey (+0.9%) have outperformed this week, while Czech Republic (-3.0%), Hungary (-1.2%), and Chile (-0.9%) have underperformed.  To put this in better context, MSCI EM fell -0.1% this week while MSCI DM fell -0.3%.

In the EM local currency bond space, Brazil (10-year yield -13 bp), Colombia (-6 bp), and China (-5 bp) have outperformed this week, while South Africa (10-year yield +27 bp), Philippines (+17 bp), and Hungary (+17 bp) have underperformed.  To put this in better context, the 10-year UST yield rose 14 bp to 2.28%. 

In the EM FX space, ILS (+1.3% vs. USD), BRL (+1.0% vs. USD), and SGD (up 0.8% vs. USD) have outperformed this week, while ARS (-2.5% vs. USD), ZAR (-1.4% vs. USD), and COP (-1.0% vs. USD) have underperformed. 

Chinese President Xi visited Hong Kong for the first time.  The visit commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Hong Kong handover. Xi stressed that the “one country, two systems” framework remains successful.  USD/HKD traded at its highest level since January 2016.

The US has proposed $1.3 bln of arms sales to Taiwan.  The package would reportedly contain early warning radar, anti-radar missiles, and naval torpedoes.  It was approved by the Defense Department and will move forward unless Congress blocks it within 30 days.  Of course, Chinese officials objected.

The Egyptian government raised fuel and cooking gas prices significantly as part of the IMF program.  Prime Minister Ismail said inflation (29.7% y/y in May) was likely to accelerate 4-5 percentage points as a result of the price hikes.  After a 300 bp hike in conjunction with the EGP float, the central bank remained on hold until it hiked 200 bp more to 16.75% in May.  

South Africa’s parliament has scheduled the no confidence vote on President Zuma.  After several delays, the vote will be held on August 3.  Parliament added that it has not yet decided on whether the vote will be done via secret ballot.

Brazil’s central bank lowered its inflation target.  The central bank will now target inflation at 4.25% in 2019 and 4.0% percent in 2020, down from the 4.5% target that has been in place since 2005.  The tolerance band was kept at +/- 1.5 percentage points, which came into effect this year.  
 
Politics is taking center stage again in Brazil after President Temer was charged with corruption.  This is connected to the recent secret recordings of an alleged conversation between Temer and Joesley Batista.  The charges now need to be approved by two thirds of the lower house in order to proceed.  Even if he survives the vote, the reform agenda will be delayed, if not derailed.   








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          Reply #51   
I know what you mean...I saw it too but dumb me said...oh we just had 262 three draws ago so it won't hit so soon again...those little balls which are blown around in the machine with air does not know they have just jumped out 3 draws ago...I keep forgetting that
           Evaluation of the properties of raw materials and products of briquetting machine    
Islam, Md Mainul and Ali, Md Nawsher and Mia, Sobahan (2004) Evaluation of the properties of raw materials and products of briquetting machine. In: 2nd BSME-ASME International Conference on Thermal Engineering, 2-4 Jan 2004, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
           An investigation on the raw materials and products of the briquetting machine    
Islam, Md Mainul and Khan, Kamrujjaman and Ali, Md Nawsher and Islam, Md Shahidul (2003) An investigation on the raw materials and products of the briquetting machine. In: 2003 National Seminar on the Role of Renewable and Alternative Energy Sources for National Development (SRRAESND-2003), 19-20 Dec 2003 , Khulna, Bangladesh.
          Reply #15   
The number last night for p3 was 826 I had 268 289 down to play boxed but I had to go buy a washing machine...my other one died after 26 years of service (may it rest in peace)...lol...anyway I ran more errands forgot to play when I got home was just too tired to go back out so I missed it...oh well the lottery is not going anywhere!

Congrats to all winners for last night!

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          Alibaba Voice Hub Would Compete With Amazon’s Echo   
The device would be targeted at the Chinese market.
          Comment on COMAC comedy by keesje   
The Chinese buy ILFC.
          Chinese Leader Warns Hong Kong Not To Buck Beijing's Authority   
On the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China after more than 150 years of British rule, Chinese leader Xi Jinping has warned residents of the territory not to cross a "red line" by challenging Beijing's authority. It was the first visit by Xi to Hong Kong since he became the leader of China in 2013. He spoke at a swearing-in ceremony for Carrie Lam, who becomes the new "chief executive" of the territory. "Any attempt to endanger China's sovereignty and security, challenge the power of the central government... or use Hong Kong to carry out infiltration and sabotage activities against the mainland is an act that crosses the red line and is absolutely impermissible," Xi was quoted by The South China Morning Post as saying. July 1 marks the anniversary of the 1997 handover of Hong Kong by Britain. Each year on the date, pro-democracy activists hold a demonstration to protest what they see as Beijing's crackdown on civil liberties in the territory. This year, activists were
          Hello again!   
Finally, a post!  
It's been a long, wet winter here in Seattle with no opportunities for outdoor photos.  
At last, we got a day with no rain and very little wind, 
so hubby and I got outside with quilts and camera.

Meanwhile, I've been watching what you've been making, 
and have finished a handful of projects. 
I'll post them one by one over the next few weeks.


First up, the "Haha" quilt top is complete!  It finished at 60" x 72".
(Story in the last post.)



Here's a photo from my sewing table as I made the blocks.



The back will be this fabric salvaged from old curtains found on eBay.
I'm looking forward to quilting it with machine and hand stitches.  



Instagram has also been a fun way to share and keep up with many of you.
If you haven't already, you can find me there @niftyquilts.  

Happy Spring!



          Back to front binding tutorial   
Since some of you asked, here's a tutorial on how I do a back to front binding--
that is, using your backing fabric as your binding.  


I got the idea from the Gee's Bend quilts.  
Mine is done a little differently than theirs, 
but it serves the same purpose.
I can hear the Gee's Bend gals saying,
"Why cut off good fabric when you can bring it around to the front?"   



I'll also show you what Gwen Marston taught us about 
making an extra wide binding, 
which is sometimes a good design element.   



If you want an extra wide binding, 
start by cutting your batting bigger than your quilt top.
I do this with scissors, so I don't cut into the backing fabric.
It's OK if the cutting line isn't perfectly straight. 
I made mine 1/2" bigger.

If you don't want the wider binding, 
just cut your batting to the edge of the quilt top. 
Scissors are still a good idea.



Next, cut the backing fabric.
I lined up my ruler with the quilt top edge, rather than the batting edge.
I cut the backing fabric 1-1/2" bigger than the top.



Then fold over and iron the edges on two opposite sides of the quilt.



If you want mitered corners,
 fold the fabric diagonally UP TO THE BATTING EDGE.  
Then fold and iron the other two sides of the quilt.




The corners will fall into place nicely.  Pin if you like.  
Stitch around the edge of the whole quilt by machine or by hand.




Voila!  Here's how it looks on the back.  
After cutting, this binding took less than an hour to complete!


          LeMoyne Star Quilt   

Back in 2011, I visited Marit and her mother in law, Linda Dodd.  
Linda has a rich quilt-making heritage.  She kindly showed us some of the family quilts.
This one really caught my eye.  I took several photos and vowed to make one like it.
You can read the quilt's story at the bottom of the post.



After studying the quilt closely, I realized it was pieced by hand.  
I tried, but couldn't find an easy way to piece it by machine and keep the integrity of the original.
 Besides, I needed a travel project.



So I bought Jessica's great book and learned how to do English paper piecing. 
Her instructions are very clear and easy to understand. 
Plus, she shows you how to make the perfect little travel sewing kit. 



Forty-nine stars--mostly made on trips--and over a year later, 
I decided it's time to start connecting them.
My plan is to make 100 stars.  




I found the red I wanted, and began cutting squares.




This weekend I began connecting stars and squares.  Very exciting!

I can't believe I've taken on such a labor intensive, long term project.  
But something about this quilt kept talking to me.  




Recently I remembered this block is called LeMoyne Star.  
My mother's name was LaMoyne--a different spelling, but still--
and her favorite color was red.  
Hmmm....


Here's the story of the quilt. 
Linda's grandmother, Dora Stevens, made the quilt from 1940's feed sack remnants. 
The remnants came from dresses that Linda's mother, Elsie Mae Peterson, 
had sewn for two of her daughters, Ester and Carol--Linda's older sisters.  
It was war time, and Elsie took great care to find matching feed sacks 
so the girls could dress alike. 



The quilt is tied with red embroidery floss. 
It has a pieced back.





          Lion Business Card Case Steampunk Card Case Copper Card Holder Gothic Victorian Style Card Case New Vintage Style Leo Card Case by CosmicFirefly   

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          Silver Bee Business Card Case Vintage Inspired Steampunk Gothic Victorian Scroll Pattern Metal Card Holder by CosmicFirefly   

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Size of case is 3 5/8 inches long by 2 5/16 inches wide by a slender 5/16th of an inch thick, the case is thicker if you add in the thickness of the birds shape which is about another 3/16 of an inch thick

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          Silver Fox Business Card Case Victorian Steampunk Style Vintage Inspired Nickel Silver Card Holder Or Small Cigarette Case Rounded Corners by CosmicFirefly   

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          Homicide suspect filmed himself during running gun battle that wounded LAPD officer   
Kate Mather, Alene Tchekmedyian and Hailey Branson-Potts | LaTimes.com June 29, 2017 A homicide suspect who exchanged shots with Los Angeles police during a running gun battle in El Segundo on Thursday filmed at least part of the encounter on a cellphone while he ran from officers, according to a source familiar with the investigation. […]
          This Video of Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov Driving to Verizon Center is the Most Russian Thing Ever (GIF)   

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin let Evgeny Kuznetsov (whom I’m praying has a license) drive the $500,000 Ovi Mobile to Verizon Center today. The Russian machine blasted Finnebassen’s electronica hit What You Do and then shot an Instagram video while driving. Kids, don’t try this at home. Actually, Ovi, you probably shouldn’t do this either. To recap once more for those who are too stunned to comprehend what you just saw, Ovi, the passenger, is blasting Norweigian electronic music, making derpy faces, and shoving a camera into Evgeny Kuznetsov’s face while driving. So about Ovi’s driving habits: he sometimes doesn’t wear seat belts, he thinks there should be no speed limit, he really likes Drake, and he has scared the bejeezus out of Mikhail Grabovski. Ovechkin yells "Beasts going to the game!" RT @russianmachine Ovechkin and Kuznetsov driving to Verizon Center http://t.co/Up6WJvLdYw — Fedor Fedin (@Fedor_Fedin) March 16, 2014

The post This Video of Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov Driving to Verizon Center is the Most Russian Thing Ever (GIF) appeared first on Russian Machine Never Breaks.


          Commentaires sur La Chine bannit l’homosexualité et l’adultère des vidéos en ligne par Chevalier- de Moncaire   
Oh! On dira et que dira t'on? Que les extrêmes se ressemblent? Non. Je ne partage pas l'idéologie officielle de la Chine en place depùis 1949 mais à mon point de vue sur ce sujet de l'homosexualité et de l'adultère ils font preuve de lucidité
          Tree Crushes Truck   
Tree Crushes Truck 194ft. tall tree crushes truck flat to the ground and nobody survived. They even parked it where the instructions told them to, but then again the instructions were in Chinese and they can't read anyway.

          Credit cards are going the way of fax machines   

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The modern smartphone is a remarkable device. A single device that fits in your pocket can do all the tasks that once required cameras, camcorders, GPS devices, watches, alarm clocks, calculators, and even TVs.    

But the next change might be the most radical of all—it could eliminate the need to carry cash and credit cards. 

The growing importance of the smartphone as the go-to computing device for every digital activity is having a profound effect everywhere you look, but it’s only the biggest story among many exciting developments in the world of payments:   

  • Apple Pay was first out of the gate, but now mobile wallets are everywhere you look—Android Pay, Google Pay, Chase Pay and even Walmart Pay are making smartphones a real alternative to carrying credit cards. And the potential for mobile wallets to limit a merchant’s fraud liability could help them really take off in acceptance for small businesses.   
  • As consumers move more purchasing online, gateway vendors that can act as a front-end processor for online businesses are seeing explosive growth.   PayPal-owned Braintree grew 111% YoY in the number of cards on file in Q4 2015, while Stripe and Klarna now have multi-billion dollar valuations.
  • Mobile Point-Of-Sale (mPOS) startups like Square and ShopKeep have pioneered a whole new payments niche—accepting payments via tablets and smartphones.   Coupling their transactions capabilities with new apps can revolutionize a small business’ inventory management, marketing, loyalty and even payroll.   
  • Mobile Peer-to-Peer payments in the U.S. are forecast to grow from $5.6 billion in 2014 to nearly $175 billion by 2019 as consumers increasingly skip the hassle of writing a check or going to an ATM.   But smartphone vendors like Apple could cripple the dominant player of 2016 (Venmo) if they make a serious push to own the space.   

If your job or your company is involved in payment processing in any way, you know how complex this industry is. And you know that you simply can’t understand where the next big digital opportunities are unless you know the key players and roles in each step of the payments “supply chain:”   

  • Acquirers
  • Processors
  • Issuers
  • Card Networks
  • Independent sales organizations and merchant service providers
  • Gateways
  • Hardware and software providers

Fortunately, managing analyst John Heggestuen and research analyst Evan Bakker of BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, have compiled a detailed report that breaks down everything you need to know—whether you’re a payments industry veteran or a newcomer who is still getting a basic knowledge of this complex world.

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Among the big picture insights you’ll get from this new report, titled The Payments Ecosystem Report: Everything You Need to Know About The Next Era of Payment Processing:

  • The 5 key events of 2015 that have set up 2016 as a watershed year for the entire payments ecosystem. 
  • The basics of traditional card processing from the start of the process through to the very end.    
  • Why new players and innovations like prepaid cards, store cards, and PIN debit transactions are gaining market share and creating new opportunities.   
  • The effects—good and bad—of the transition to new mobile payment methods.   New players and old have surprising threats and opportunities in areas as varied as carrier billing, remittances, wearables, and more.   

This exclusive report takes you inside these big issues to explore:

  • The critical steps in credit card transactions and how they are changing.
  • The six major types of organizations involved in the payments ecosystem.
  • The significant differences for industry players who operate closed-loop networks and offer prepaid cards.
  • The challenges and opportunities facing hardware and software providers for the payments sector.   
  • The 8 reasons why mobile wallets are growing so fast and how they will disrupt all aspects of the mobile ecosystem.    
  • The exciting possibilities ahead in fast-growing payments subsectors like remittances, connected devices and mobile P2P payments.   
  • And much more.

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          It might be time for Tesla to get out of the car business (TSLA)   

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Here's a completely heretical idea, especially on the eve of Tesla launching its long-awaited $35,000 Model 3 in July and the stock rallying almost 80% over the first half of 2017:

Tesla should think about getting out of the car business.

Crazy, right? This is the first new American automaker in decades — and investors are so bullish on it that even though it has made money in exactly two quarters since its 2010 IPO and sold less than 80,000 vehicles in 2016, its market cap is bigger than General Motors', Ford's, or Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

Additionally, Tesla is really nothing but a carmaker at this point. Although it sells solar panels and energy storage systems and is building a massive battery factory in Nevada, its revenues largely come from an old-fashioned place: assembling and marketing cars.

But here's the thing: for a carmaker such as BMW or Porsche or even Ferrari, limited production, a longstanding perception about the brand, and generally high to very high to astronomically high transactions (I'm looking at you, Ferrari LaFerrari supercar and your $1-million-plus price tag), the car business can be pretty good. Not Apple good, but healthy double-digit margins are in order.

Tesla started out at this end of the market, selling expensive luxury vehicles to a well-heeled elite. If it stayed with this business, it could conceivably end up with a 20% profit margin. 

Tesla Model S

A victim of Musk's vision

But CEO Elon Musk wants to get gas-powered cars off the road, so that means Tesla has to attack the low-margin mass-market business. The Model 3 is the first shot. And there are 400,000 pre-orders, so it's a big first shot.

The mass market isn't really about what Tesla is good at, which is visionary spectacle and succeeding against overwhelming odds. The mass market is about grinding, unspectacular execution, day after day. This might be why Musk wants to see it taken over by robots. 

For the time being, Tesla has committed to playing in this space, and doing it with a product — an all-electric vehicle — that consumers have thus far shown little interest in. EVs now make up only about 1% of global sales. Tesla needs to move that needle and move it big time, and to be honest, the company isn't strong enough to do it on its own. Others will have to come into the game.

This is where matters get challenging. Autos are a tough business: capital intensive, with cyclical sales and a requirement that car companies spend a lot on R&D to avoid falling behind. The end product is extremely complicated and relatively costly — so much so that carmakers maintain financing arms to loan customers the money to buy products.

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A business for the nutty

Many, many auto executives would say that the reason nobody has started a successful new car company in half a century is that you had to be nuts to start a new car company. There are so many other ways to get rich.

It's not clear that Musk fully understood this when he originally invested in Tesla and later took over the CEO job. But he's learning now. 

Fortunately, he doesn't have to think of himself as the quixotic leader of a company that by its economic nature will destroy his fortune, perhaps more than once. Tesla could at some point shed its car business or outsource it and focus on more lucrative, higher-growth, less-capital-hungry enterprises. Solar could be huge in the future, and in any case it's been a rapid growth area for energy.

Batteries for residential, industrial, and utility applications could also be big future businesses. And I haven't even gotten to the software and self-driving innovations that make up Tesla Autopilot. They could be worth more on their own than Tesla's entire carmaking operations someday, especially if you assume that the data generated by self-driving vehicles is where the real opportunity (and riches) resides. 

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Hard to change course?

But, you might ask, wouldn't it be hard to unload the car business?

Not really. For example, if Tesla builds a factory in China, it will almost certainly have to establish a JV with a Chinese company, meaning that effectively half the Chinese manufacturing business would be owned by someone else. A contract manufacturer such as industry leader Magna could assemble Tesla vehicles in North America or Europe. And given that Tesla is aiming to sell 500,000 vehicles annually by the end of next year, a competitor might decide it's worth it to buy up the car brand.

The bottom line is that we know where Tesla's car business is going, and it's nothing all that financially thrilling. It could be financially depressing. Almost all the company's other projects, even idealistic moon shots like the Boring Company (digging traffic-beating tunnels under Los Angeles) have the potential to growth more rapidly or establish entirely new markets. 

Perhaps that's where Musk's focus should be.

SEE ALSO: 'So, do you want to see the car?': The story of the day that Tesla stunned the world

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          Comment on Podcast 122: Tackle a “Power Day,” People Who Question Your Good Habits, and What’s Your Advice about College-Bound Children? by Jessica Bland   
Congrats to Eliza! Here’s my personal nugget of wisdom: Text messages, postcards, and care packages really are a college kid’s best friend. I graduated from college four years ago, and I remember it being a really difficult time for me mentally - as it is for many! As a double major in the performing arts and philosophy, I had VERY little time between books, rehearsals, and sleep. Calling home was always so hard for me, even though I desperately wanted to talk to my family. My mother took it upon herself to text or call me every single morning with a very simple and quick “Good morning, I love you.” Outside of this, my mother never pressured me to call or email. Unless it was something extremely important, my mother let me set the days and times to call home. This ended up being extremely helpful for us going forward, as I’ve never had a truly set routine due to my profession. About postcards and care packages: The other day, I was going through my hope-chest, a catch-all for my nostalgic items. Not only did I find a bunch of post cards that my mother sent me during my college years, but I also found the C-3PO pez dispenser she sent me for Valentine’s Day one year. For my mother, sending the postcards and care packages was a fun and tangible way for her to keep being my mom, even when I wasn’t under her roof. For me, they were huge pick-me-ups. Hanging the postcards in my dorm room reminded me of how much I was loved amidst all the successes and failures that accompany being a college kid. In short - I can’t recommended post cards and the random care package enough! P.S: After I graduated college, I sent underclassmen friends Halloween care-packages. They LOVED them, and I’m sure Eliza will too. P.P.S: If she does laundry using coin-operated machines in college, make sure to leave her with about $20 in quarters.
          China begint breed initiatief voor kunstmatige intelligentie   
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          How To Make A Chinese New Year-Worthy Potsticker   
Even though he estimates he's made hundreds of thousands of them, Scott Drewno says pork potstickers never get old. In fact, they are the food the executive chef of The Source by Wolfgang Puck, a fine dining Asian fusion restaurant in Washington, D.C., says he would take to a desert island. "They're everything you want in a dish — salty, savory, filling," says Drewno, as he lovingly holds up one of three bowls of ground pork he planned to season and stuff into dumplings before our eyes. The humble dumpling was traditionally prepared by families in northern China, sitting around tables late into the night before the start of the Chinese New Year. And while the Year of the Snake began last weekend, Chinese new year's celebrations traditionally last two weeks. So there's still time if you want to mark the occasion by trying your hand at dumplings this weekend. Drewno recently led a willing group of patrons through the sticky and twisty ways of folding dumplings at a class in honor of the
          "I must put myself in a train of doing... and thereby keep the machine in motion." - John James Audubon   
"I must put myself in a train of doing... and thereby keep the machine in motion." - John James Audubon
          al 45 jaar een paar...   



afgelopen weekend waren mijn ouders 45 jaar getrouwd. Echt zo ontzettend leuk om dan weer wat trouwfoto's te bekijken.

last weekend was my parents 45th wedding anniversary




We zijn heerlijk wezen wokken om het te vieren...

we went to a chinese restaurant with our family to celebrate...




Ze wilden graag een foto op canvas van de kleinkinderen, dus zijn schoonzus en ik met de kids een natuurgebied ingetrokken om daar foto's van hen te maken. Het was prachtig weer vorige week dus dat kwam mooi uit...

they asked for a picture on canvas from their grandchildren. So I took some pictures, and we had much fun. The weather was also very nice!




En in plaats van een kaart heb ik voor hen een mixed media schilderij gemaakt van een oude trouwfoto

I made a mixed media canvas for them with a weddingpicture.




Was echt superleuk om te maken, en ik ben erg tevreden over het resultaat.

It was so much fun to make it. I love mixed media!    



Ik wens jullie allemaal een hele fijne week toe!

Lieve groet van Ester.

Wish you al a great week. Hugs Ester!






          Comment on T-Mobile CTO urges FCC to make 3.5GHz band more favorable for 5G by TV Monitor   
3.5 Ghz is a European/Chinese 5G band. T-Mobile, being a subsidiary of DT, would try to maintain technology compatibility with DT and this is why T-Mobile is pushing 3.5 Ghz over 28 Ghz band, which is considered an Asian(more specifically Korean) 5G band that Verizon and Japan also have embraced.
          CNC Machine Operator - Dynamic Machining x Manufacturing - King, NC   
You will be responsible for running a CNC Swiss Screw Machine, and checking the parts as the machine runs to ensure that the parts are staying within tolerance
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          【エロ朗報】現役エーブイ女優可愛い部門のチャンピオンが決定www   
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          【即シコ】顔、身体ともに100点満点のコスプレイヤーwww   
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          Comment on Shabash Shabanaji! by Anita Sinha   
Absolutely true, Mr Balakrishnan. These pseudo secularists, under Congress rule, flourished and carried on their anti-national activities with impunity. The Gandhi's have no loyalty towards the nation, nor do the Leftists, Muslims and Christians. Abroad, Christians have joined the anti-India, Anti-Hindu club comprising Jihadi sympathizers, the Leftists and the Muslims. Their job is to malign Hindus , Modi govt, and India, all over the world. Its an all out propaganda machine funded by the Church, Leftists and Islamists/Jihadis.
          Custom Crystal Report by christineprete6   
Looking to hire a consultant to assist me with building a custom report using Crystal Reports. I want to work with the consultant via a screen share to build this report. Data and Crystal Report software will only be housed on my machine... (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: C# Programming, Crystal Reports, Microsoft Access, MySQL, SQL)
          Philippines arrests 1,240 illegal Chinese workers    

Philippine authorities arrested 1,240 Chinese nationals suspected of working illegally in a province north of Manila, authorities announced Friday. 


          Philippines' Duterte sees "springtime of relationship" in China visit   

Chinese President Xi Jinping committed more than 9 billion dollars in loans for development projects at his meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine presidential communications Office announced on Thursday.


          Philippines jail violence kills 10 inmates   

Ten inmates at a Philippine city jail, including two Chinese nationals, were killed in a grenade explosion after a gunfight at the warden’s office, police and jail officials said Friday.


          Aidussina (Slovenia) 15 febbraio 09   














Tanta neve e perfino ghiacciata,ci ha fatto fare a piedi (e a son di scivoloni) gran parte dei ripidoni del sentiero che parte dal Monte Calvo (Mali Golak), mt. 1495 e scende per ben 10 km attraversando pendenti boschi di pini in bellissimi singletrak dal fondo coperto da aghi di pino e piste velocissime e sassose dove la velocità mette a dura prova gli ammortizzatori delle bici,fino ad Aidussina,luoigo del ritrovo per il giro freeride.
Purtroppo solo una discesa,per via del ghiaccio non si riusciva a salire fino in cima con le macchine,e quindi abbiamo dovuto pedalarcela fino al sentiero che scende ripido,a tratti in neve fresca divertentissimo e a tratti ghiacciato e impossibile anche a piedi se non aggrappandosi ai rami o sfruttando rocce e impronte di scarponi che hanno formato dei gradini qua e la...
molto meglio invece la seconda metà,dove il sentiero stretto,tecnico e ripido era quasi asciutto e poi la pista,larga e velocissima,anche se piena di pietre smosse ma con alcune curve spondate a wallride e droppetti naturali.
Sarà meglio tornarci quando si scioglierà la neve!
          Going Undercover! We Went Molester On A Mature Woman At A Chinese Massage Parlor And She Agreed To Suck Our Dicks   
Chiaki Shinomiya performing in Going Undercover! We Went Molester On A Mature Woman At A Chinese Massage Parlor And She Agreed To Suck Our Dicks. (h_254yoz00313, YOZ-313). This movie is about Mature Woman, Slut, Chinese Dress, Groping, Massage Parlor, Hi-Def: VIDEO ON DEMAND: ADULT MOVIES
          3D Modeling Services   
MAP Systems, being one of the most prominent 3D designing companies in India provides high quality 3D modeling services for various businesses using software such as Photoshop, Max, MudBox, ZBrush and Autodesk Maya. Benefits of outsourcing to us: Dependability and well-timed Service delivery Judicious project execution and management Complete adherence to customer guidelines Creative and prudent strategies Competitive pricing Confidentiality of data guaranteed Various service categories we support in this domain include Machinery depiction City representation Electronics 3D models Architectural models Transportation models Gaming models and more Contact us for more info!
          A PRAYER FOR ALL MOTHERS, By Tina Fey   
Thank you, Tina Fey. This is Still My Favorite.  HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO YOU- EVERYONE OF YOU.     “First, Lord: No tattoos. May neither Chinese symbol for truth nor Winnie-the-Pooh holding the FSU logo stain her tender haunches. May she be Beautiful but not Damaged, for it’s the Damage that draws the creepy soccer coach’s eye, not the Beauty. When the Crystal Meth is offered, May she remember the parents who cut her grapes in half And stick with Beer. Guide her, protect her When crossing the street, stepping onto boats, swimming in the ocean, swimming in pools, walking...
          And Here We Are   
    Here it is, precious Monkees.   Below is the press release that went out to the AP at noon today.   I have been too embarrassed to ask my agents or publishers or Sister exactly what the AP is. I know that it stands for Associated Press, and I gather that it must be some sort of group or wire or building or machine into which news comes and then goes.  Goes where exactly?? I do not know. Places. Fancy places where fancy announcements are made.   Momastery  is the most important place to break this news, though....
          Clinical Applications Specialist - Certified Talent - Johannesburg, Gauteng   
Train radiographers on how to use the machine. Training radiographers how to use the Statscan at new installations....
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          Archive.org's Wayback Machine - 5 Great Use of it in Search Engine Optimization (SEO)   

Recently, I’ve blogged about 5 Great Reasons Why Archive.org’s Wayback Machine is a Great SEO Tool in Blueliner Marketing blog.

5 Great Reasons Why Archive.org

Here are the higlights of the article:

  • You can use Archive.org’s Wayback Machine for SEO Diagnosis with WinMerge. The Wayback Machine gives you the historial site codes and WinMerge allows to to see the changes in codes.
  • Old links are good for SEO. If you want to age your current links, then the best place to find them is in the Wayback Machine.
  • If you want to troubleshoot all time links that are broken, you can use the Wayback Machine and Xenu’s Link Sleuth software to find them and then take measures for improving Usability as well as SEO.
  • Unique contents are the new King now. But, have you thought that you have created unique content earlier, and it is now residing in the Wayback Machine repository? Use them freely for inbound link building for your site. Use them as soon as possible, before the scrappers do.
  • For claiming copyright for your contents, you need a good evidence and the pages indexed in the Wayback Machine can ensure you exactly that.

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          Is SEO Expenditure an Expense or Asset? Or Does SEO Cost influence Profitability?   

Your website is your intellectual real estate. Even though, you bear annual variable cost of maintaining the site, the cost never can be labeled as expense. After finishing your site, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Pay Per Click (PPC) to market your site, are they expense or adding value to your website? Let’s start with some definition:

Expense in terms of asset: The portion of the asset given away as variable cost for specific utility that has no reusability and to get the same utility, you have to pay again. e.g. advertising cost.

Asset in terms of expenditure: The expenditure invested as fixed cost for specific utility that has reusability. So with the investment, you get the same utility for a certain period of time. Please note that all assets are perishable, except for real estates. e.g. your computer is an asset not expenditure, but if you rent it, then it is expense.

Is SEO Expenditure an Expense or Asset? Or Does SEO Cost influence Profitability?

The accounting formula

Asset = Liability + Equity

i.e. Equity = Asset - Liability

In another analogy, Profitability = Capital – Expense

According to this formula, you can get more profit by decreasing expenditure or increasing capital. So, the more you add value to Capital, the more the profitability, even if you have to spend some expense to increase it. e.g. when you buy an asset, it does not get accounted into expense, rather into Asset or Capital.

Now, in terms of gaining profitability, how should the expenditure on SEO be labeled? As “Capital” or “Expense”? If it is a Capital Investment, then it will increase profitability, otherwise if expense, it will decrease your profitability.

Now, investment in SEO an expense or asset? 

In cost type analogy Profit = Fixed Asset - Variable Expense

Remember that cost on capital is fixed in nature, but expense can be variable. In that sense, PPC is an expenditure for your marketing. It is instantly perishable and each time you have to buy advertisement to get customers to your site. PPC is also a variable cost. So, this affects the expense, not the asset.

But, SEO is not like that. Because, it is not intended for short term marketing. SEO has reusability and brings you customers even after the SEO is finished. SEO expenditure has no attribute to be labeled as variable cost. Once you have done SEO on your site, you have added more value to your site, which in turn can have resale value. It’s not just $10 site anymore (the dollar amount you used for purchasing the domain).

So, SEO expense is a capital expenditure which increases your asset and should never be treated as expense that makes your site a marketing machine. 

Does SEO Cost influence Profitability?

We have tried to convince some customers that SEO doesn’t affect your profitability. Because, it becomes your asset. And asset is not expenditure that would negatively influence your profitability. The perishable behavior of SEO, may make it seem like expense. But, all assets are perishable. And we own a lot of short timed assets. So, if SEO expenditure is an asset, then you are increasing investment, not giving away money.

Can Advertising Convert into Asset?

Goodwill is something that has economic value. So, it is an asset. And achieving this involves much cost on marketing and advertising. Without marketing and advertising good will never can be achieved. If you consider long term affects, then advertising can also be converted into assets.

So, the next time you spend money on SEO and advertisement (for good will) in an effective way, don’t worry about the profitability of your company, brand or site.

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          Centers of Excellence Commission Awards Funding Requests Totaling $2.26 Million   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded funding requests for three Research ND grants, five Phase I Venture grants and one Base Realignment grant at its February meeting. The total funding request for the nine projects totaled $2,265,613.
 
The following requests were funded:
 
Research ND
 
  • NDSU Computer Science in partnership with Axelo, Inc. was awarded $103,458 to design and develop a low-cost, high reliability and high accuracy inertial measurement unit. These sensors will be used in unmanned aircraft systems and autonomous vehicles. 
  • UND Petroleum Engineering in partnership with McKenzie Energy Partners, LLC and Schlumberger was awarded $300,078 to build data models that will allow research of hydraulic fracturing and re-fracturing of wells in the Bakken and Three Forks formations. The results of the study will increase the level of oil recovery from these formations. 
  • NDSU Chemistry and Biochemistry in partnership with 3DIcon Corporation was awarded $150,000 to improve the yield and purity of the key ingredient required for an economical synthesis of cyclohexasilane an ingredient for making a variety of commercially important silicon-based materials and materials for lightweight batteries and lightweight solar cells. 
Phase 1 Venture Grant
 
  • UND Petroleum Engineering was awarded $99,932 to apply mathematical models to data from sensors in petroleum pipelines to determine the location and severity of blockages that may exist. 
  • NDSU Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences was awarded $100,000 to develop an antibiotic releasing, biodegradable putty to be used as a bone void-filler that will reduce infection associated with surgically or traumatically induced orthopedic defects. 
  • NDSU Electrical and Computer Engineering was awarded $100,000 to develop a low-cost portable embedded device to support advanced machine learning algorithms for real-time welding image processing. 
  • NDSU Electrical and Computer Engineering was awarded $100,000 to develop a Gallium Nitride based power converter that provides high efficiency and high power density that is more efficient than current silicon power semiconductor devices. 
  • UND Petroleum Engineering was awarded $100,000 to assess the business potential for an interactive software package suitable for performing data processing, modelling and simulation of unconventional shale oil reservoirs. 
Centers of Research Excellence Base Realignment Grant
 
  • UND Center for Innovation Foundation was awarded $1,212,145 for expenses involved in accessing the DASR-11 radar at the Grand Forks Air Force Base. The funds will purchase the necessary equipment and software and establish a temporary physical location to house the equipment and to serve as a base of operations. Funds will also be used to install and make the system operational and then begin providing radar observer services to the Northern Plains UAS Test Site and Grand Sky customers that will conduct research, training and beyond visual line of sight UAS operational activities. Customers include Elbit Systems of America, Northrop Grumman and General Atomics. 
Research ND promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research.
 
The Venture Grant Program is a designed to help move university-developed technology into the marketplace through startup or spinout companies. The Venture Grant Program provides seed grants and matching funds to facilitate startup and spinout companies’ use of university technology.
 
Centers of Research Excellence Base Realignment Grants provide funding to provide grants to a research university or a nonprofit university-related foundation to enhance economic development and employment opportunities associated with the Grand Forks air force base.
 
The next deadline for Research ND and Research ND BIO and Phase 2 Venture Grant applications is May 19, 2017.
 
For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com.  

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          UAS Prepares for Takeoff in Hillsboro, North Dakota    
By Grand Forks Herald
Rising several stories above the surrounding farmland, a crane topped off a stack of metal shipping containers with a military-grade antenna and radar dish Monday.

The structure makes for an odd sight but will serve a vital function in an upcoming agricultural research project as it will receive data collected and transmitted by an unmanned aircraft.

That aircraft, accompanying ground control station and other equipment were shipped from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Hillsboro Regional Airport for the project and assembled by a crew with Elbit Systems, an Israeli unmanned aircraft manufacturer.

The project aims to compare imagery of farmland taken by Elbit's Hermes 450 aircraft to pictures of the same land photographed by satellites and smaller unmanned aircraft models.

If all goes according to plan, the aircraft could start collecting data at the end of this week.

"That's our goal. We looked out in the field, and there's corn coming up and we want to do stand counts," said John Nowatzki, lead researcher and an agricultural machine specialist at North Dakota State University. "Right now is the time to do it."

Data collected by the aircraft will be analyzed and potentially used to uncover nutrient deficiencies in crops, frost damage to plants and conducting stand counts, which involves counting the number of plants emerging per acre and comparing it to the number of seeds planted.

The Hermes will photograph an area 4 miles wide by about 40 miles long from various altitudes between 3,000 and 8,000 feet. Smaller unmanned aircraft will be flown at lower heights.

As a mid-size aircraft, the 20-foot-long Hermes requires a runway for takeoff. The aircraft has the capability to spend long periods of time flying, with flights lasting 20 hours or more possible. It can reach a maximum speed of 109 mph and can fly as high as 18,000 feet.

The aircraft's ground control station will be staffed by two pilots during flights. As the Federal Aviation Administration requires all unmanned aircraft flights to be within the line of sight of an observer, a chase plane will be used to keep an eye on the Hermes from the air.

The project is headquartered at the Hillsboro Regional Airport, which splits the difference for research partners from NDSU and the Northern Plains UAS Test Site headquartered at UND.

The research project is paid for in part by a grant from the North Dakota Department of Commerce, which accounts for half of the overall $715,000 allocated toward the project. Elbit covers the rest of the amount.

Property owners who do not want their land photographed can contact Nowatzki at John.Nowatzki@ndsu.edu or (701) 231-8213 with their field boundaries or a legal description of their land.

UAS Prepares for Takeoff in Hillsboro, North Dakota - Grand Forks Herald

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          Dickinson Manufacturers Rise in Wake of Oil Bust   
By The Dickinson Press
Though the oil industry tends to be more visible, Dickinson’s manufacturing sector has historically been a significant driver of the town’s economy.             
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Gaylon Baker, executive vice president of the Stark Development Corp., said there are more than a dozen manufacturing businesses in the immediate Dickinson area that collectively employ about 1,500 people.

Baker said the diversity of the sector — which makes goods ranging from learning and instructional kits for the schoolroom to metal fabrication bound for coal mines — is the “great thing about it” and protects against failure of any one trend.

Another benefit of the Dickinson manufacturing scene is the “organic” nature of the companies that make it.

“This is home to them,” Baker said. “And as they grow and expand, this will continue to be home. We’re seeing Dickinson-based companies putting operations in other towns, which is good for them and also good for us.”

Baker said the oil boom years, as a whole, had a mixed impact on the city’s manufacturers.

While the Bakken economy was hot, it was also an unusually bright spot in an otherwise cool national landscape still struggling after the recession and wary of purchasing new manufactured goods.

Additionally, the draw of the oilfield during the boom was a “burden” for staffing in that period, Baker said, as businesses not related to the energy industry were forced to compete with high oil money wages.

However, he said the flipside of that burden in the post-boom years is a larger pool of educated workers brought fresh into the area by the promise of oil and settled into the city’s expanded stock of available housing.

Baker said Dickinson’s manufacturers have, on the whole, withstood some turbulence and could be poised for “an awful good year.”

“They’ve held their own, got through it OK and are ramping up to meet increased demand,” he said.

‘We’re taking better care of our people’

Dickinson baked goods manufacturer Baker Boy was one such business that struggled to compete with big oil.

Baker Boy President Guy Moos said the last five or six years have been “challenging” in terms of finding an adequate workforce, but that the situation has shifted “dramatically” within the last year.

“We went through a time there when we could not staff adequately and could not fill customer orders — that’s all changed,” Moos said.

Though the company is now nearly fully staffed at 210 workers, Moos said, the past scarcity of labor had negatively impacted production at the plant. Difficulty filling customer orders resulted in the company selling off a portion of the bakery’s business to a company in Texas last year.

“If we had a crystal ball and it would have told us that things would change so dramatically, that would have been great,” he said with a laugh. “But I think even today, we did the right thing. We’re really positioned well for taking care of our customers and have been filling orders really well for the last year.”

Moos said the upswing at Baker Boy has manifested itself in what seems to be a “very good” year ahead in terms of sales and growth.

He said the company added a new salesperson in the Denver area last fall and is in the process of placing a distributor there as well. Baker Boy also recently added distributors in Kansas and Missouri, he said.

Moving forward, Moos said the company has requested participation in a flex PACE loan with Stark Development Corp. to add on infrastructure and automation at the Dickinson plant through a capital investment of about $3 million.

“We wouldn’t be doing that if we couldn’t staff our company,” he said. “ … We really think that we’ve got just a small window of opportunity here to increase the automation so we can pay our people more so that, when oil does come back, we can retain our valued employees.”

Moos attributes increased personnel security to upward adjustments made to the plant’s starting pay more than a year ago.

He said the increase had a “nice effect, immediately” and believes it continues to support the company’s development in the face of a more slowly growing national restaurant and food-service market.

Moos said he believes Baker Boy is “doing better today than well before the boom,” in part due to the re-investment in personnel.

“I think we’re taking better care of our people, and that’s making a difference,” he said.

TMI sees upturn in Bakken’s downturn

Maybe more than Baker Boy, Dickinson laminate casework manufacturer TMI Systems Design could serve as a case-study of the city’s unique position in the national economy.

TMI President Dennis Johnson said the company is “very busy” at the moment with backlogs up 40 percent on a year-over-year basis.

Johnson said TMI, which largely produces cabinets, countertops and millwork, is currently benefitting from subsequent trends of recovery in the national construction sector and sustained loss of competition within its marketplace.

The survival of TMI is due in part, he said, to growth sparked by the oil boom.

“Because of Bakken development, we had a strong local market,” Johnson said. “Western North Dakota, eastern Montana, Wyoming — these were part of what we consider local market and they were quite strong. Even though national market declined dramatically, our local market actually grew.”

Despite that strong local market, the national construction crash was a trial for the company.

Johnson said TMI’s employment dropped from 400 workers to nearly 210, and that sales fell about 40 percent by the time TMI bottomed out.

But throughout the last year, the fortunes of oil and the national economy inverted and the company began adding staff, a trend Johnson said should increase the TMI workforce by up to 30 people. Among the number of employees gained are former staff members who left during the boom, he added.

Johnson noted that oil prices had fallen by more than 60 percent from their peak around the time TMI began hiring.

“Our downturn coincided with the Bakken upturn and now our upturn is coinciding with the Bakken downturn,” he said. “ … That’s just kind of luck, in a sense.”

Johnson said he’s hopeful the company could possibly get back to pre-recession employment levels within four to five years.

Beyond adding on personnel late last year, Johnson said TMI also made its first major equipment investment in about six years.

Johnson expressed optimism on the direction of the business, which he said has some “positive momentum” going for it.

“I actually feel TMI is, a lot of respects, a stronger company today than it was five or six years ago,” he said. “A lot of that has to do with weathering and experiencing the adversity of downturns like we did.”

Medora Corp. banks on innovation

The Medora Corp., producer of mass-quantity water treatment machinery and the SolarBee brand, differs from both TMI and Baker Boy to the extent it was able to capitalize on the oil boom as it was happening.

Medora Corp. President Joel Bleth said the company located north of Dickinson lost only about five people out of a total workforce of 70 to the oilfield. Still, he said it’s now “much easier” to get applicants for open positions than it was during the boom.

While it brought some challenges, Bleth said the boom has been a plus for the company in terms of hiring and product development.

“We maybe lost a couple people, but we also picked up some great people who were spouses of those who came up with the oilfield,” Bleth said. “In some ways, the oilfield brought one-half of a couple and we got the other half.”

Most Medora Corp. products aren’t related to the oilfield, but Bleth said the company has developed “a few” with oil industry applications that “had a much greater potential” before the oil slump.

Those applications include mixers for fresh water tanks used for fracking and oil well injections, as well as some other work done with extractors looking to clean produced water for use in fracking operations.

“The oil industry was starting to present some opportunities for our company — it’ll be there someday, but potential has slowed down,” Bleth said.“ … We have some products that, as oilfield picks up, we’ll be in a good position to start an effort to market them.”

Bleth said Medora Corp. has machinery in 20 different countries and has restored nearly 400 lakes struck with algae blooms and other water-quality issues.

The company has recently developed a skid-mounted trihalomethane removal system for potable water sources that Bleth said can be used to treat water on a localized level.

Moving through this year, he said the company’s gameplan is one of sustained product growth.

“We believe with the world changing so fast, we need to constantly innovate, even if it means we’re our own biggest competitor,” he said.

Baker predicts continued rise of manufacturing

More than a year after oil prices began to fall, Baker said he believes local manufacturers will continue to rise.

The potential, or hope, for recovery in the oil business could potentially draw interest in products for that industry, but ultimately Baker said the human talent brought in for oil will be one of the biggest spurs for the manufacturing sector.

Though sluggish oil prices hurts, Baker said the city’s economic outlook is otherwise positive.

“If we blanked out the oil industry and looked at everything else going on, this would be a wonderful year for Dickinson, N.D.,” he said.

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          ND Leaders Visit Israel for Trade Mission, Meet with Major Unmanned Aircraft Manufacturer   
By Grand Forks Herald
North Dakota leaders flew to the Middle East last week for a trade mission that included the discussion of a large-scale research project involving unmanned aircraft.

Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, accompanied by 22 others, flew to Israel and Egypt to strengthen relationships with government and business leaders located there in several industries, including unmanned aircraft systems.

Last week's trip marks the first North Dakota trade mission to Israel and the second to Egypt.

Wrigley and university representatives met with Elbit Systems, an Israeli unmanned aircraft manufacturer that is partnering with UND and North Dakota State University to fly a large-scale research project this summer near Hillsboro, N.D.

The company's Hermes 450 aircraft will be used to collect agricultural data on chemically resistant weeds, crop stands, nutrient deficiencies and other topics. The 20-foot gas-powered aircraft can fly for up to 20 hours, much longer than smaller electrical devices used in agricultural research.

"A large-scale UAS operation allows more agricultural data to be collected faster and at altitudes up to 8,000 feet," Wrigley said in a statement. "We're making important strides in the UAS and precision ag sectors in North Dakota, as well as supplying data to the Federal Aviation Administration in an effort to allow commercial UAS to operate simultaneously with manned aircraft in the future."

As the FAA requires all unmanned aircraft flights to be within the line of sight of an observer, a chase plane will be used to keep an eye on the Hermes from the air.

The eight-week project will be overseen by staff from NDSU and the Northern Plains UAS Test Site, which is headquartered at UND.

In addition to Elbit's aircraft, a smaller device will be flown to allow researchers to compare images collected by both systems, NDSU Ag Machine Systems Specialist John Nowatzki told the Herald last month.

Elbit received a $357,546 grant from the North Dakota Department of Commerce's Research ND grant program for the project. With the required match from the company, the total funding for the project comes to $715,092.

The Research ND program has distributed $2.9 mill