Tag Archives: Technology

‘The Mundaneum, is an archive with more than 12 million index cards, created in 1910. (Bibliophilia (@Libroantiguo) August 24, 2014)


word: obdurate


obdurate 

Definition: (adjective) Hardened against feeling; hardhearted.
Synonyms: granitic, stony, flinty
Usage: The child’s misery would move even the most obdurate heart. Discuss.

quotation: Capitalist production, therefore, develops technology, and the combining together of various processes into a social whole, only by sapping the original sources of all wealth – the soil and the labourer. Karl Marx & Frederick Engels (1818-1883)


quotation: Capitalist production, therefore, develops technology, and the combining together of various processes into a social whole, only by sapping the original sources of all wealth – the soil and the labourer. Karl Marx & Frederick Engels (1818-1883)

virtual solar systems (my art collection)


virtual solar systems

virtual solar systems

quotation: Henry James – “…Experience is never limited, and it is never complete…”


Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue.

Henry James (1843-1916) Discuss

Just a thought: “Safety is much more than moving or stationary functional parts…”


Just a thought:  “Safety is much more than moving or stationary functional parts. It is in people’s attitude induced by business policies and effectiveness and application of public safety laws”

word: pervade


pervade

Definition: (verb) Spread or diffuse through.
Synonyms: imbue, permeate, riddle, penetrate
Usage: Yet amid all these varieties and incongruities, there is a common meaning or spirit which pervades his writings. Discuss.

Love Poses Hazard on Paris Bridge


Français : Pont des Arts

Français : Pont des Arts (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Love Poses Hazard on Paris Bridge

Paris is widely regarded as the romance capital of the world, and perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than its Pont des Arts footbridge spanning the Seine. The bridge has, in recent years, become a pilgrimage site for couples from all over the world, who have taken to leaving padlocks inscribed with their initials on the bridge’s fencing and tossing away the keys into the waters below to symbolize their enduring love for one another. Romantic as the gesture is, it has also proved to be quite destructive. Recently, a metal grill laden with “love locks” collapsed onto the bridge’s walkway. No one was hurt, but the incident highlights the danger of this seemingly innocuous practice. More… Discuss

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the word is: automaton (don’t become one!)


automaton 

Definition: (noun) A mechanical figure or contrivance constructed to act as if by its own motive power.
Synonyms: robot
Usage: The automaton was considered a feat of engineering until it broke down on its second day of operation. Discuss.
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Sting – Love is The Seventh Wave (Video from Living Sea,Music by Sting.)


StingLove is The Seventh Wave

Video from Living Sea,Music by Sting.

“Love Is The Seventh Wave” Sting

In the empire of the senses
You’re the queen of all you survey
All the cities all the nations
Everything that falls your way
There is a deeper wave than this
That you don’t understand
There is a deeper wave than this
Tugging at your hand

Every ripple on the ocean
Every leaf on every tree
Every sand dune in the desert
Every power we never see
There is a deeper wave than this
Swelling in the world
There is a deeper wave than this
Listen to me girl

Feel it rising in the cities
Feel it sweeping over land
Over borders, over frontiers
Nothing will its power withstand
There is no deeper wave than this
Rising in the world
There is no deeper wave than this
Listen to me girl

All the bloodshed, all the anger
All the weapons, all the greed
All the armies, all the missiles
All the symbols of our fear
There is a deeper wave than this
Rising in the world
There is a deeper wave than this
Listen to me girl

At the still point of destruction
At the centre of the fury
All the angels, all the devils
All around us can’t you see
There is a deeper wave than this
Rising in the land
There is a deeper wave than this
Nothing will withstand

I say love is the seventh wave

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The Internal-Combustion Engine


The Internal-Combustion Engine

The world we live in would be nothing like it is today were it not for the internal-combustion engine. In 1885, Gottlieb Daimler built an internal-combustion engine that is widely viewed as the prototype of the modern gas engine, and Karl Benz built the first practical automobile powered by an internal-combustion engine, ushering in a new era in transportation. Today, internal-combustion engines are used to power everything from cars and trucks to locomotives, ships, and jets. How do they work? More… Discuss

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word: amalgamate


amalgamate 

Definition: (verb) To combine into a unified or integrated whole; unite.
Synonyms: commix, mingle, unify, mix
Usage: The three zones mingle and amalgamate along the edges, like the colors in the solar spectrum. Discuss.
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ARTICLE: PYRITE: “FOOL’S GOLD”


Pyrite: “Fool’s Gold”

Widely known in the English-speaking world as “fool’s gold” because it has often been mistaken for the precious metal but is vastly less valuable, pyrite is a gold-colored mineral made of iron and sulfur. Despite its nickname and reputation, it does sometimes contain small amounts of real gold. Pyrite is useful in electronics because of its semiconducting properties, but its chief use is as a source of sulfur in the manufacture of sulfuric acid. What are the hazards of mining pyrite? More…Discuss

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THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: BRITANNIA BRIDGE OPENS (1850)


Britannia Bridge Opens (1850)

The Britannia Bridge spans the Menai Strait, connecting the Isle of Anglesey to the Welsh mainland. Though the bridge as it now stands comprises two concrete decks—one for trains and the other for motor vehicles—it was originally built as a single-tier, wrought-iron, tubular span reserved exclusively for rail traffic. Designed by British civil engineer Robert Stephenson, son of famed locomotive builder George Stephenson, the original bridge stood for 120 years before who set it on fire? More… Discus

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ARTICLE: SUSPENSION BRIDGES


Suspension Bridges

A suspension bridge, like San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge, features a roadway suspended from vertical cables. Though an early version of the suspension bridge existed in 15th-century Tibet, the first Western design dates back to 16th-century Italy. While suspension bridges are ideal for spanning long distances, their tendency to vibrate during heavy winds can have devastating consequences. Which suspension bridge collapse—caused by severe winds—was caught on film in 1940? More… Discuss

 

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QUOTATION: Jack London


The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.

Jack London (1876-1916) Discuss

 

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ARTICLE: TECHNOPHOBIA


Technophobia

Technophobia—a fear of advanced technology—emerged alongside the mechanical innovations of the Industrial Revolution and became ever more pervasive as inventions ranging from the light bulb to the atomic bomb demonstrated technology’s astounding capabilities. Mild technophobia is quite common—many experience it when facing an unfamiliar computer system at a new job. More acute technophobes see technology as inherently dangerous. What well-known novel was one of the first to tackle technophobia? More… Discuss

 

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From National Geographic: The 10 Best Chocolatiers in the World – Intelligent Travel


The 10 Best Chocolatiers in the World – Intelligent Travel.

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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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Wilderness Park Downey California My Movie #3_720HD 1.avi (Audio: Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge over troubled water


In case you didn’t visit my YouTube Channel yet:
Wilderness Park Downey California My Movie #3_720HD 1.avi
(Audio: Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water)

This is an edited version of the originally uploaded “Wilderness Park In Downey California”. The main difference is the clips transition, and I think you will enjoy it more this way. Why did I make this movie? Because I believe that our time calls for refocusing on our psyche, on what makes all natural beings live in harmony. In other words I just took the time away from the modern word to look to nature, and rediscover its beauty, empathy, resilience, acceptance, and above all power to restore. It is the intent of the well known “Bridge Over Troubled Waters”, to restore, to build the bridge between the internal, overwhelming at times noise, and the external, harmony in nature.

Happy New Year, And I’ll see you on the trail!

Visit me at https://euzicasa.wordpress.com

Thank you!

 

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THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA DISASTER (2003)


Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster (2003)

 

English: A close-up camera view shows Space Sh...

 

The Space Shuttle Columbia broke up upon reentry into Earth’s atmosphere during the conclusion of its 28th mission to space, killing its seven-member crew. Investigations revealed that the breakup resulted from damage sustained during launch when a piece of foam insulation broke free from an external tank and struck the shuttle’s left wing. NASA learned of the foam strike early on but failed take steps that might have averted the disaster. Why did they ignore the issue? More… Discuss

 

 

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THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: SOVIET SATELLITE BREAKS UP UPON REENTRY, SCATTERING NUCLEAR DEBRIS (1978)


Soviet Satellite Breaks Up upon Reentry, Scattering Nuclear Debris (1978)

Cosmos 954 was a Soviet reconnaissance satellite that used radar to observe ocean traffic. It was launched in September 1977 and quickly began to experience problems. Within months, it had deviated from its designed orbit. A malfunction prevented the safe separation of its onboard nuclear reactor, so when the satellite reentered the Earth’s atmosphere, it scattered radioactive debris over northern Canada, necessitating an extensive clean-up operation. How much did Canada bill the USSR for this? More… Discuss

 

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Beautiful Music: Silence — Sarah McLachlan



Silence……….. 

Give me release 
witness me 
I am outside 
give me peace 

Heaven holds a sense of wonder 
and I wanted to believe 
that I’d get caught up 
when the rage in me subsides 

In this white wave 
I am sinking 
in this silence 
In this white wave 
in this silence 
I believe 

I can’t help this longing 
comfort me 
I can’t hold it all in 
if you won’t let me 

Heaven holds a sense of wonder 
and I wanted to believe 
that I’d get caught up 
when the rage in me subsides 

In this white wave 
I am sinking 
in this silence 
In this white wave 
in this silence 
I believe 

I have seen you
in this white wave you are silent 
you are breathing in this white wave

 

 

Sarah McLachlan
Sarah McLachlan 29 July 2010.jpg

Sarah McLachlan after a performance at JFK Airport, July 2010
Background information
Birth name Sarah Ann McLachlan
Born January 28, 1968 (age 45)
HalifaxNova ScotiaCanada
Genres Pop rocksoft rockadult contemporary
Occupations Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, painter,executive producer
Instruments Vocalspianokeyboardguitar,banjoharp[1]
Years active 1988–present
Labels Nettwerk (Canada)
Arista (US)
Website sarahmclachlan.com

Sarah Ann McLachlan, OCOBC (born January 28, 1968) is a Canadian musician, singer, and songwriter.[2] Known for her emotional ballads and mezzo-soprano vocal range, as of 2009, she has sold over 40 million albums worldwide.[3][4] McLachlan’s best-selling album to date is Surfacing, for which she won two Grammy Awards (out of four nominations) and four Juno Awards. In addition to her personal artistic efforts, she founded the Lilith Fair tour, which showcased female musicians. The Lilith Fair concert tours took place from 1997 to 1999, and resumed in the summer of 2010. Since 2006 she has also been known as a highly visible supporter of the ASPCA, as well as various other charities.

 

Today’s Birthday: RONALD MCNAIR (1950)


Ronald McNair (1950)

A nationally recognized US physicist, accomplished saxophonist, and black belt in karate, McNair was selected to join NASA’s astronaut training program in 1978. Six years later, aboard the space shuttleChallenger, he became the second African American in space. His next trip into orbit was to take place on the same shuttle on January 28, 1986, and McNair brought his sax along for the ride, intending to be the first to record an original piece of music in space. Why did this never happen? More… Discuss

 

All we hope for, (poetic thought by George-B)


All we hope for, (poetic thought by George-B)

GOD’ biggest gift to us is Hope:
to keep our  unreasonable dreams bathing in light…
to bridge over the hopeless depths of all sorts of crevices,
holes,
and cracks,
some more material than others…
Hope that there is life identical to ours-somewhere else
and that we’ll find and reach that place and then
that we will drain its entirety, its life, as we are doing, for whole history,  to ours…

But, above all, the hope that it will be all forgiven and forgotten,
that HE will be back for us, to read to us
bed time stories and sing us to sleep by hermetic lullabies, because:
We are HIS children, and all we hope for is in the hopes. 

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: LANDSLIDE IN ITALY CLAIMS MORE THAN 2,000 LIVES (1963)


Landslide in Italy Claims More Than 2,000 Lives (1963)

One of the highest dams in the world, the Vaiont Dam was constructed on the Vaiont River about 60 mi (100 km) north of Venice, Italy. Two years after its completion, a massive landslide fell into its reservoir, causing the stored water to spill over the dam, sweeping away the village of Longarone and flooding several nearby towns. Some 2,000 people drowned. The dam itself surprisingly remained intact. In 2008, who cited the disaster as one of five “cautionary tales” for engineers and geologists? More… Discuss

 

This Day in the yesteryear: BRITISH AIRSHIP CRASHES NEAR BEAUVAIS (1930)


British Airship Crashes near Beauvais (1930)

In 1920s Britain, airships were envisioned as a way to make the most remote parts of the British Empire accessible. Two starkly different teams of engineers were employed to create two crafts for passenger travel, one conservative and one more experimental. However, British use of airships effectively ended when the ambitious R101 crashed in France during its maiden overseas voyage, killing 48 people—12 more than the infamous Hindenburg disaster. What was R101’s destination?More… Discuss

 

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The Strong ECONOMY is just a dream of the past!

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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

 

Today’s Birthday: CHRISTA MCAULIFFE (1948)


Christa McAuliffe (1948)

McAuliffe, a high school history teacher, was among the seven crew members killed when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded soon after its launch in 1986. She had been selected to be the first civilian in space from a field of more than 11,000 applicants to NASA’s Teacher in Space program, and she was slated to teach two lessons during the flight. In 2004, she was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor. What happened to the teacher chosen as McAuliffe’s backup? More… Discuss

 

Francesco De Gregori – La casa di Hilde



Per Giorgio Lo Cascio questa era una delle canzoni più belle scritte da De Gregori ed io la penso allo stesso modo. Ricorda una canzone di Leonard Cohen( Story of Isaac) dove c’è un verso( “I was running, he was walking”) identico a “”Lui camminava ed io correvo” presente nella canzone di De Gregori

 

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, August 5



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Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, July 18



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Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, July 11



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from CBS -_- Intel chief apologizes for ‘erroneous’ answer on NSA data


from CBS -_- Intel chief apologizes for 'erroneous' answer on NSA data

from CBS -_- Intel chief apologizes for ‘erroneous’ answer on NSA data (you wanna find out more….you know what to to!)

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, in a March 2013 file photo, denied that NSA analysts eavesdrop on Americans’ phone calls without “proper legal authorization.” / GETTY IMAGES

NEW AT EUZICASA: WIDGET- FAMOUS POETS AND POEMS: ACCESS FROM HERE ANYTIME- ANYWHERE


FAMOUS POETS AND POEMS: ACCESS FROM HERE ANYTIME- ANYWHERE

FAMOUS POETS AND POEMS: ACCESS FROM HERE ANYTIME- ANYWHERE

RUDIMENTARY HUMAN LIVERS GROWN FROM STEM CELLS


Rudimentary Human Livers Grown from Stem Cells

Researchers in Japan have created tiny functional humanlivers from stem cells. The team’s success may be due to its novel approach, which involved bringing together several different types of stem cells in an attempt to mimic the processes that occur during human embryonic development. When mixed together, the cells spontaneously began to organize themselves into “liver buds,” collections of liver cells with the potential to develop into a full organ. The researchers then implanted the buds into mice and found that they began to perform many of the functions of mature human liver cells. More… Discuss

 

US LAWMAKERS PUSH FOR STOLEN CELL PHONE “KILL SWITCH”


US Lawmakers Push for Stolen Cell Phone “Kill Switch”

Cell phone theft is a costly and dangerous problem, and it is on the rise. It has become so prevalent, in fact, that it has even been given a catchy nickname: Apple-picking. Some US lawmakers believe that a “kill switch” that would render a mobile device inoperable if it were stolen would deter robbers and are therefore ramping up pressure on mobile phone makers to incorporate such a feature in their devices. The cell phone industry has faced criticism in the past for its apparent unwillingness to institute changes that would help combat theft.More… Discuss

 

From EFF – Bloggers’ Rights (click to access report)


From EFF - Bloggers' Rights (click to access report)

From EFF – Bloggers’ Rights (click to access report)

The Guardian: NSA’s Verizon surveillance – How the White House tramples our constitution


The Guardian: NSA's Verizon surveillance - How the White House tramples our constitution

The Guardian: NSA’s Verizon surveillance – How the White House tramples our constitution

Android Ducks (My art Collection)


Android Ducks (My art Collection)

Android Ducks (My art Collection)

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WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE CELL PHONE


World’s Most Expensive Cell Phone

Smartphones do not come cheap, but $15 million is a little much, even for an iPhone 5. A businessman from Hong Kong commissioned what is being touted as “the world’s most expensive phone,” an iPhone with a solid gold casing encrusted with 600 flawless white diamonds and a single, 26-carat black diamond that functions as the device’s home button. The black diamond, a family heirloom, is valued at $14.5 million. The man tasked with crafting the phone had previously designed a $9 million iPhone as well as a solid gold iPadMore… Discuss

 

Sketch effect and Shadow study (with IrfanView software)


Sketch effect and Shadow study (with Irfan View software)

Sketch effect and Shadow study (with IrfanView software)

Photography Reanimator – My videos check it out on You Tube!


Published on Apr 21, 2013

Editing tools, make interesting effects: This set of photos, for instance have been saved with Sketch effect, on a standard Videolan Application. I like the look which reminds me of nice film-animation movies from the past…such as “Juno”, for example. The depersonalization of images, has the effect of standing out and when complemented by appropriate music, can become a unforgettable event: Afterall it what we’re trying to accomplish in the end, creating an unforgettable moment!

Access at your own risk!


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LAB-GROWN KIDNEYS SHOW PROMISE


Lab-Grown Kidneys Show Promise

Lab-grown human kidneys are not yet on the horizon, but researchers believe they have taken the first steps in that direction. A team from Massachusetts General Hospital has engineered rat kidneys that functioned and produced urine following implantation. Though the organs were only marginally effective, the results indicate that researchers are on the right track. To create the organs, researchers first stripped rat kidneys of their cells and then seeded the remaining collagen scaffolds with a combination of human and rat cells. More… Discuss

 

How To Seinfeld a Telemarketer (don’t ask me if it works: I use the whistle!)


This Day in the Yesteryear: CANTER & SIEGEL POST THE FIRST COMMERCIAL MASS USENET SPAM (1994)


Canter & Siegel Post the First Commercial Mass Usenet Spam (1994)

Spam is now a ubiquitous part of the Internet, but that was not always the case. Early in the Internet age, two enterprising immigration lawyers—Laurence Canter and Martha Siegel—opened the floodgates of unwanted online commercial solicitation when they posted an ad for their services on thousands of Usenet newsgroups. Though not the first Usenet spam, the “Green Card Lottery” notice was the first to be commercial in nature and ushered in the modern era of Internet spam. What became of the duo? More… Discuss

 

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Access my YouTube Channel or SoudCloud tracks here or on the newly created widget on the sidebar


You Tube, SoundCloud, The Smudge and Other Poems, Continue reading

Internet Archive Wayback (You too can find your blog on the Internet Archive Wayback: Just fill in the Search engine with your http://))


Internet Archive Wayback

Internet Archive Wayback (You too can find your blog on the Internet Archive Wayback)

It is the only archive I recognize as a valid way to catalog your work. There are blogs that have the only accomplishment of self-appointment as collectors, archives, etc. There is no creative apport to the world of blogging, except the limiting to a certain membership.

All the work you do, all the posts you fave created, all your “likes” and reblogs, are too on the Internet Archive! 

“I for one encourage independent, original work, not empresarial management, outside the scope of blogging!”  George_B