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Analog Fagaras-Cat esti omule pe lume



Analog Fagaras si studioul ZooM Recordings
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Maybe, Maybe, poetic thought by George-B


Maybe, Maybe,  poetic thought by George-B

I waited for the right wave, too long,
unlike Papillon I discovered
no particular sequence.
Wave washed on the sand at my feet, 
waves crushed against the shore, 
always remodeling…

I waited for the right wind, the one that would propel me
away from the shore, for too long…
many a wind came, whistling their way through space
brushing and polishing the face of stone, the Sphinx:
He seems to have been witness to all, since it was carved
by demigods or perhaps antediluvian human-like creature,
my ancestors…
Maybe, one day the perfect wind will bring the perfect wave

Maybe, maybe…

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NEWS: GET CHARGED UP IN NO TIME


Get Charged Up in No Time

Well, “no time” may be a slight exaggeration, but it is not too far off the mark. An Israeli start-up has developed a prototype smartphone battery that can be fully charged in just 30 seconds. Rather than use lithium or nickel like conventional batteries, this battery uses “nanodots,” tiny, self-assembling peptide nanocrystals discovered in the course of Alzheimer’s research 10 years ago. It will be several years before the quick-charging battery makes it to market. More… Discuss

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TODAY’S HOLIDAY: FIRST MONDAY TRADE DAYS


First Monday Trade Days

The First Monday Trade Days are a trading bazaar that each month brings 100,000-300,000 people to the small town of Canton, Texas. This legendary affair in northern Texas has its origins in the 1850s when the circuit court judge came to Canton on the first Monday of the month to conduct court proceedings. Farmers from the area would gather to sell or trade horses, conduct other business in town, and watch the occasional hanging. Now theflea market starts on Thursday and runs through the weekend before the first Monday, offering merchandise and food at more than 3,000 exhibition stalls.More… Discuss

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: INGVAR KAMPRAD (1926)


Ingvar Kamprad (1926)

As a boy, Kamprad showed a knack for business by buying matches in bulk and reselling them individually for profit. He grew up to establish home furnishing retail chain IKEA in 1943. In 1956, he debuted flat-boxed furniture, a revolutionary decision that enabled his company to bypass warehousing with in-store inventory and allowed customers to transport products easily. The first two letters of the acronym IKEA comes from Kamprad’s initials, I.K. What do the letters E and A stand for? More…Discuss

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QUOTATION: George Bernard Shaw


Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Discuss

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Filomena Moretti – Grande Sonata di Nicolò Paganini (1° mov.)



XXIII Convegno Chitarristico, Modena 30 ottobre 2010, Accademia Nazionale di Scienze Lettere e Arti.
Filomena Moretti – Tra rêverie e virtuosismo: poetica ottocentesca della chitarra – Grande Sonata di Nicolò Paganini (I movimento).
Riprese video: Alberto Boni.
http://www.chitarrainitalia.it

 

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NEWS: SUPERSONIC JET’S DESIGNERS ELIMINATE WINDOWS


Supersonic Jet’s Designers Eliminate Windows

When is a window seat not a window seat? When the plane’s cabin has no windows. An aerospace company is in the process of designing a new supersonic jet, and it is planning to eliminate cabin windows entirely. Such windows, while offering passengers breathtaking views, create drag and require additional structural support that adds weight to an aircraft. This poses a challenge when building a jet meant to fly from New York to London in under four hours. Thus, in place of windows, the craft will have display screens embedded in the cabin walls that are linked to cameras mounted on the aircraft’s exterior. More… Discuss

 

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THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: BARINGS BANK COLLAPSE (1995)


Barings Bank Collapse (1995)

A cautionary tale for financial institutions the world over, the collapse of Barings Bank, a centuries-old British bank, resulted from the activities of a single, unscrupulous employee. The man in question, derivatives broker Nick Leeson, made unauthorized, unhedged futures transactions on Nikkei, racking up £827 million ($1.3 billion) in losses in no time. He hid these losses by reporting them as gains and got away with it due to a lack of oversight. What brought the whole scheme crashing down?More… Discuss

 

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Reduce Footprints: Does your food do more than fill you up?


Reduce Footprints: Does your food do more than fill you up?.

 

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Car Buyers Beware: 9 Notorious Scams | Active Insurance


Car Buyers Beware: 9 Notorious Scams | Active Insurance.

 

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NEWS: PROSTHESIS GIVES AMPUTEE SENSATION


Prosthesis Gives Amputee Sensation

In recent years, bioengineers have made great strides in the design of prosthetics, integrating technologies that make artificial limbs more lifelike and give amputeesgreater control over their use. Under development by one team is a bionic hand that allows the user to “feel” the objects it is grasping. Their prototype possesses sensors that send electrical signals to electrodes implanted in nerves in the arm of the wearer, providing sensory feedback that in recent tests allowed a user to identify the shape and stiffness of objects by touch alone. More…

 

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From sintesio: Censorship and Social Media in China


According to Sintesio: Almost 1 million articles were censored every day in China in 2010

According to Sintesio: Almost 1 million articles were censored every day in China in 2010

Almost 1 million articles were censored every day in China in 2010

Censorship and Social Media in China.

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from synthesio: Man vs. Machine in Social Media Listening: Why Teamwork is the Key


Man vs. Machine in Social Media Listening: Why Teamwork is the Key.

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Troița 1990 (Moldova Film)



Film – atitudine. Despre oamenii care adună avere fără a se gândi la “averea” spirituală.
Ideea: dacă omul pierde sfinţenia din suflet nu are scăpare în viaţă.

 

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WORD: EXCRESCENCE


excrescence 

Definition: (noun) Something that bulges out or is protuberant
or projects from its surroundings.
Synonyms: extrusiongibbosityhumpjutbulgeprotrusion,
protuberance,swellingbumpprominence
Usage: A roof, Richard contended, was a part of the edifice that the ancients always endeavored to conceal, it being an excrescence in architecture that was only to be tolerated on account of its usefulness. Discuss.
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NON MATCHING: Galalith and Old Buttons


Galalith

 
 

White galalith RAAF pre-1953 buttons. (Top left button shows crazing resulting from button having been heated during washing.)

Galalith (Erinoid in the United Kingdom), is a synthetic plastic material manufactured by the interaction of casein and formaldehyde. Given a commercial name derived from the Greek words gala (milk) and lithos (stone), it is odourlessinsoluble in water, biodegradable,antiallergenicantistatic and virtually nonflammable.

Discovery

In 1897, the HanoverGermany mass printing press owner Wilhelm Krische was commissioned to develop an alternative to blackboards.[1] The resultant horn-like plastic made from the milk protein casein was developed in cooperation with the Austrian chemist(Friedrich) Adolph Spitteler (1846–1940). The final result was unsuitable for the original purpose.[1] In 1893, French chemist Auguste Trillat discovered the means to insolubilize casein by immersion in formaldehyde.

Production and usage

Although it could not be moulded once set, and was hence produced in sheets, it was inexpensive to produce due to its simple manufacture. Galalith could be cut, drilled, embossed and dyed without difficulty, and its structure manipulated to create a series of effects. No other plastic at the time could compete on price, and with ivory, horn and bone products becoming far more expensive, it found a natural home in the fashion industry.[1]

This new plastic was presented at Paris Universal Exhibition in 1900. In France, Galalith was distributed by the Compagnie Française de Galalithelocated near Paris in Levallois-Perret. As a result, the Jura area became the first one to use the material.

Marketed in the form of boards, pipes and rods, in 1913 thirty million litres (eight million US gallons) of milk were used to produce Galalith in Germany alone.[1] In 1914, Syrolit Ltd gained the license for manufacture in the United Kingdom. Renaming itself Erinoid Ltd, it started manufacture in the Lightpill former woollen mill in DudbridgeStroud, Gloucestershire.[2]

Galalith could produce gemstone imitations that looked strikingly real. In 1926 Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel published a picture of a short, simple black dress in Vogue. It was calf-length, straight, and decorated only by a few diagonal lines. Vogue called it “Chanel’s Ford,” as like the Model T, the little black dress was simple and accessible for women of all social classes. To accessorize the little black dress, Chanel revamped her designs, thus facilitating the breakthrough and mass popularity of costume jewelry.[1] Galalith was used for striking Art Deco jewelry designs by artists such as Jacob Bengel and Auguste Bonaz, as well as for hair combs and accessories. By the 1930s, Galalith was also used for pens, umbrella handles, white piano keys (replacing natural ivory), and electrical goods,[3] with world production at that time reaching 10,000 tons.

Today

Although Galalith was historically cheap, the fact it could not be moulded led to its demise by commercial end users. Production slowed as the restrictions of World War II led to a need for milk as a food, and niched due to new oil-derived wartime plastic developments. Production continued inBrazil until the 1960s.

 

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WORD: CONFECTION


confection 

Definition: (noun) A food rich in sugar.
Synonyms: sweet
Usage: One of the perks of working in a candy shop is getting to try all the new confectionsDiscuss.

 

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HISTORY OF THE WORLD – ON YOUTUBE AUDIOBOOKS: CHRONICLES OF CANADA Volume 1 – FULL AudioBook | Greatest Audio Books


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Ignorant Ideas That sip into society! (Yes let’s eradicate plastic from shopping to liniNg the refuse cans: let line trash bags with canvas bags! )


Yes lets eradicate plastic from shopping to liniNg the refuse cans: Let’s line trash bags with canvas bags! 

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Inside the Classroom with Britannica School, Grade 7



Published on Aug 30, 2013
See how Britannica School supports differentiated learning, builds 21st century skills, and helps with research.

 

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: FRANK NELSON DOUBLEDAY (1862)


Frank Nelson Doubleday (1862)

Doubleday was an American publisher best known for founding the Doubleday & McClure Company. Doubleday was so fascinated with printing as a boy that he saved up and bought his own printing press, and he began working at famed publishing house Charles Scribner’s Sons at age 14. In 1897, he formed his own company with Samuel S. McClure, publisher of McClure’s Magazine, and their firm became a prominent publishing house. What strange nickname did Rudyard Kipling give Doubleday? More… Discuss

 

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Leonard Cohen & U2 : Tower Of Song



Tower Of Song – Video clip from the film ‘I’m Your Man
Video INCLUDED in DVD version – U2 : Window in the Skies

Well, my friends are gone and my hair is grey
I ache in the places where I used to play
And I’m crazy for love but I’m not comin’ on
I’m just payin’ my rent every day in the Tower of Song

I said to Hank Williams: “How lonely does it get?”
Hank Williams hasn’t answered yet
But I hear him coughing all night long
Oh, a hundred floors above me in the Tower of Song

I was born like this, I had no choice
I was born with the gift of a golden voice
And twenty-seven angels from the Great Beyond
They tied me to this table right here in the Tower of Song

So you can stick your little pins in that voodoo doll
I’m very sorry, baby, it doesn’t look like me at all
I’m standin’ by the window where the light is strong
Ah, they don’t let a woman kill you, not in the Tower of Song

Now, you can say that I’ve grown bitter but of this you may be sure:
The rich have got their channels in the bedrooms of the poor
And there’s a mighty Judgement comin’ but I may be wrong
You see, I hear these funny voices in the Tower of Song

I see you standin’ on the other side
I don’t know how the river got so wide
I loved you, baby, way back when…
And all the bridges are burnin’ that we might’ve crossed
But I feel so close to everything that we lost
We’ll never, we’ll never have to lose it again

Now, I bid you farewell, I don’t know when I’ll be back
They’re movin’ us tomorrow to the tower down the track
But you’ll be hearin’ from me, baby, long after I’m gone
I’ll be speakin’ to you sweetly from a window in the Tower of Song.

Yeah, my friends are gone and my hair is grey
I ache in the places where I used to play
And I’m crazy for love but I’m not comin’ on
I’m just payin’ my rent everyday in the Tower of Song

 

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Article: HORSEPOWER INDEED


Horsepower Indeed

Early streetcars had horsepower, literally; they were drawn by horses or mules and called “horsecars.” By the late 1880s, there were 415 street railway companies in the US. However, horses could only work for about four hours a day and needed to be groomed, fed, and housed—and they left behind tremendous amounts of waste. These issues, coupled with the introduction of the overhead trolley system in 1887, spelled the end of the horsecar era. Where was the last functional horsecar in the US? More…Discuss

 

Sting – Shape of My Heart


 

C. Saint – Saens Morceau de concert op. 94 | Peter Müseler, Horn



Conducted by Juri Lebedev | Summer Concert 2007 at Belvedere School of Music Weimar/Germany | Musikgymnasium Schloß Belvedere

 

ARTICLE: THE MIRROR TEST


The Mirror Test

This test is used to determine whether an animal recognizes itself in a mirror—an indicator of self-awareness. It was developed in 1970 by psychologist Gordon Gallup, Jr., who was inspired by Darwin‘s account of an encounter with a captive orangutan that saw itself in a mirror and seemed to show recognition. Gallup refined the test by placing marks on his subjects and then observing their responses to the marks upon seeing their reflections. Which animals typically pass the test, and which fail?More… Discuss
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Domn,domn sa-naltam


COLINDA 2 – Domn,domn sa-naltam

 

QUOTATION: Sophocles ABOUT LIVING AND LEARNING (BLOGGING: DOES IT QUALIFY?)


Though a man be wise, it is no shame for him to live and learn.

Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC) Discuss

This Day in the Yesteryear: MYSTERIOUS HIJACKER PARACHUTES FROM PLANE WITH $200,000 RANSOM (1971)


Mysterious Hijacker Parachutes from Plane with $200,000 Ransom (1971)

To this day, the true identity of the well-dressed man calling himself Dan Cooper—reported in the press as D. B. Cooper—who hijacked a passenger jet and then parachuted from the airborne Boeing 727 with a $200,000 ransom, remains a mystery. Despite numerous leads and a great deal of media attention, the mystery man’s true identity and whereabouts continue to elude investigators, and the bulk of the money has never been recovered. What are some theories about who he was and what became of him? More… Discuss

 

Word: RECTITUDE


rectitude 

Definition: (noun) Righteousness as a consequence of being honorable and honest.
Synonyms: uprightness
Usage: We are all equally satisfied of the complete rectitude of Miss Isabel’s conduct, and we are all equally interested in the vindication of her good name. Discuss.

 


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Quotation: Friedrich Nietzsche about man and woman


Better than man doth woman understand children, but man is more childish than woman.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) Discuss

 

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The boys from Tree Tech take down a sugar maple between a lot of electric wires. BIG BAD WOOD AIRS THURSDAYS at 9P.

 

COSTCO


Costco

The first Price Club opened in 1976 in an airplane hangar previously owned by Howard Hughes, and the first Costco opened in 1983. The two merged in 1993, and Costco is now the largest membership warehouse chain in the US. Costco sells items, often in bulk, at low prices in its unadorned warehouses, displaying products on pallets. The company maintains a markup limit of 15 percent, and will not stock a product if it deems the price too high. What did Costco refuse to sell for this reason in 2009? More…Discuss

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: THE FIRST UNDERGROUND LINE OF THE NEW YORK CITY SUBWAY OPENS (1904)


The First Underground Line of the New York City Subway Opens (1904)

Now an integral part of New York City culture, the NYC subway opened its first underground line in 1904—about 35 years after service began on the first elevated line. The subway’s early popularity was highlighted in songs like “Take the ‘A’ Train” and publicity contests like “Miss Subways.” Millions of people now ride the city’s subways every day, consistently crowding some trains well beyond capacity. What 1888 natural disaster boosted support for the creation of an underground transit system? More… Discuss

 

Damien Rice: The Blower’s Daughter Lyrics


 

Word: POPPYCOCK


poppycock 

Definition: (noun) Senseless talk.
Synonyms: hooeystuff and nonsense
Usage: There’s been talk of an outbreak, and two or three suspicious signs I’m willing to admit, but personally I think it’s all poppycock.Discuss.

 

Just a Thought: “what’s affordable to BOVI is not affordable to OVI!


Just  a Thought: “what’s affordable to BOVI is not affordable to OVI!

 

DEKOTORA


Dekotora

A uniquely Japanese phenomenon, Dekotora—or “Decoration Trucks”—are dump trucks, tractor-trailers, or buses that have been customized with large amounts of lights, metallic ornamentation, and elaborate artwork. Popularized in the 1970s, Dekotora are retrofitted to reflect their owners’ tastes, incorporating intricate chrome and steel work and designs ranging from dragons to flowers, mountain scenes, Buddhist symbols, pop stars, and anime characters. What 1975 film made Dekotora popular? More…Discuss

 

BIOLOGICAL PEST CONTROL


Biological Pest Control

Biological pest control involves the introduction of natural enemies, such as predators, parasites, or pathogens, into the environments of pests. Once a natural enemy is successfully established, it rarely requires additional human action. Examples of effective biocontrol include using ladybugs to prey on aphids and treating turf with the bacterium Bacillus popilliae, which is fatal to Japanese beetle larvae. What pest were dachshunds originally bred to control? More… Discuss

 

Quotation: Arthur Conan Doyle


It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all the evidence. It biases the judgment.

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) Discuss

 

New Widget at euzicasa: Change.org – “The world’s petition platform. What will you change?”


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Change.org: “The world’s petition platform. 
What will you change?”

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Change.org is a website operated by the Change.org, Inc., an American for profit and certified B Corporation[1]incorporated in Delaware, whose businesses include hosting sponsored campaigns.

Organizations, including Amnesty International and the Humane Society, pay the site to host their petitions.[2] Its stated mission is to “empower anyone, anywhere to start, join, and win campaigns for social change“.[3] In addition, “millions of people sign petitions on Change.org each month on thousands of issues, winning campaigns every day to advance change locally and globally”. Popular topics of Change.org petitions are economic and criminal justice, human rights, education, the environment, animals, health, and sustainable food.

change.org
Formation February 7, 2007(6 years ago)
Headquarters United States
Founder Ben Rattray
Chief technology officer Mark Dimas
Staff 100 (as of February 2012)
Website change.org

GONE ARE THE DAYS OF A QUARTER A TOOTH


Gone Are the Days of a Quarter a Tooth

The tooth fairy seems to have lost her head in recent years, spending wildly to expand her collection of baby teeth. A study by financial services company Visa finds that the going rate for a tooth in the US these days is $3.70 on average, well above the quarter many of us remember finding under our pillows. Some kids get even more. Six percent of tooth fairy representatives—otherwise known as parents—shell out $20 per tooth, while two percent leave an outrageous $50 or more. Has the tooth fairy gone too far, or is this just the cost ofinflationMore… Discuss

 

PRINCE RUPERT’S DROPS


Prince Rupert’s Drops

Prince Rupert’s Drops are formed when molten glass is dripped into cold water. The glass forms a tadpole-shaped droplet with a long, thin tail, and when the inside cools, it contracts, pressing against the already-solid outer part. Due to the residual stress, the extremely hard bulbous part can withstand a blow from a hammer, but if the tail is damaged even slightly, the entire drop shatters explosively into a fine powder. Prince Rupert did not invent the drops, so why are they named for him? More… Discuss

 

THE STOUT SCARAB


The Stout Scarab

In the 1930s, aircraft designer William Stout envisioned an automobile that could double as an office on wheels. The resulting Scarab, widely considered the world’s first production minivan, was groundbreaking in its design. Stout eliminated the typical chassis and drive-shaft and placed the engine in the vehicle’s rear. He also gave the Scarab a removable table and movable seating. Still, the vehicle never really caught on, largely due to its hefty price tag. How much did it cost to own one? More… Discuss

 

Quotation: Frances Hodgson Burnett about thoughts and thinking


One of the new things people began to find out in the last century was that thoughts—just mere thoughts—are as powerful as electric batteries—as good for one as sunlight is, or as bad for one as poison.

Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) Discuss

 

A Word Each Day: ADVISEMENT


advisement 

Definition: (noun) Careful consideration.
Synonyms: weighingdeliberation
Usage: The petition was taken under advisement. Discuss.

 

PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE


Planned Obsolescence

Planned obsolescence is a policy of deliberately limiting the life of a product in order to encourage the purchaser to replace it, thereby stimulating sales. Now applied to many different products, notably computer software, the concept first emerged in the 1920s when companies began to analyze every aspect of mass production. Planned obsolescence can refer to both technical failures and to “style” obsolescence. What are some examples of modern products that are designed to become obsolete? More… Discuss