|Definition:||(adjective) Lacking money; penniless.|
|Usage:||It was hard to believe that the impecunious man asking me if I could spare any change had once been the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Discuss.|
Ferguson protests spread across US
(verb) Write carelessly.
The note that my brother scrawled before his quick exit was unreadable. Discuss.
|Definition:||(adjective) Of immense size, volume, or capacity; gigantic.|
|Synonyms:||elephantine, giant, jumbo|
|Usage:||He was full to capacity after polishing off a gargantuan, five-course meal. Discuss.|
|Definition:||(noun) Jarring, discordant sound; dissonance.|
|Synonyms:||blare, blaring, clamor, din|
|Usage:||I heard a cacophony of horns during the traffic jam. Discuss.|
by Brett Moore – The long term effects of consuming these pesticides has not been sufficiently … Here is a list of the fruits and vegetables most contaminated and which you should buy … Find a Local Farmers Market · How to Make Your Kitchen Eco-Friendly ..
Getting up from your desk and moving around does more than just get your blood pumping—it gets your creative juices flowing. Researchers say that when employees stand rather than sit during meetings they are more aroused, less territorial, and share more information and ideas, factors that can improve overall performance on group tasks. More… Discuss
Sediments, poetic thought by George-B
Under the surface
When it will be
In the making
The Immortals, poetic thought by George-B (©Always)
The immortals are fighting gloves off,
The mortals are scared to death
immortals are cared for
Mortals have less…
Immortals couldn’t care less: hahahaha (can you hear them laugh?)
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”
|Usage:||Every other feeling as it rushed upon him was thrown into abeyance by pity, deep respectful pity, for the man who sat before him. Discuss.|
The Argyle mine in Western Australia is one of the world’s largest diamond producers by volume, producing more than 750 million carats of rough diamonds since operations began in the 1980s. Most of the diamonds mined there are of relatively low quality. However, it is the primary source of the rare and valuable pink diamond, producing more than 90% of the world’s supply, and is also a major source of champagne, cognac, and blue diamonds. What percentage of Argyle’s diamonds are gem quality? More… Discuss
|Definition:||(noun) A small, showy ornament of little value.|
|Synonyms:||fallal, gaud, gewgaw, trinket, bangle, novelty|
|Usage:||The tacky bauble she wore around her neck was intended to attract attention, but it mostly drew snickers. Discuss.|
|Definition:||(noun) A mechanical figure or contrivance constructed to act as if by its own motive power.|
|Usage:||The automaton was considered a feat of engineering until it broke down on its second day of operation. Discuss.|
Scientists have applied inventor Buckminster Fuller‘s name not only to the 60-carbon molecule—the “buckyball”—whose arrangement of atoms resembles his geodesic dome, but to various other objects. Buckypaper, for instance, is a thin sheet made of carbon nanotubes—”buckytubes“—that are approximately 50,000 times thinner than a human hair. Buckypaper is one tenth the weight yet potentially 500 times stronger than steel when its sheets are stacked to form a composite. What are its possible uses? More… Discuss
The US has been widely criticized for the National Security Agency telecommunications and Internet surveillance programs revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013, but—and this may come as no surprise to many—the US is not alone in its snooping. Vodafone, the second-biggest mobile phone company in the world, has revealed that government agencies in six countries have inserted their own equipment into the Vodafone network or diverted its data traffic through government systems in order to listen to and record calls on the network. For legal reasons, Vodafone did not reveal which countries are doing the eavesdropping. More… Discuss
|Definition:||(adjective) Marked by shame or disgrace.|
|Synonyms:||inglorious, shameful, opprobrious, disgraceful, black|
|Usage:||It was an old fisherman who, with immense difficulty, at last rescued us, and we were towed back in an ignominious fashion to the boat-yard. Discuss.|
Modified starch, also called starch derivatives, are prepared by physically, enzymatically, or chemically treating native starch to change its properties. Modified starches are used in practically all starch applications, such as in food products as a thickening agent, stabilizer or emulsifier; in pharmaceuticals as a disintegrant; as binder in coated paper. They are also used in many other applications.
Starches are modified to enhance their performance in different applications. Starches may be modified to increase their stability against excessive heat, acid, shear, time, cooling, or freezing; to change their texture; to decrease or increase their viscosity; to lengthen or shorten gelatinization time; or to increase their visco-stability.
- Calories in vs. calories consumed (is the main resort that you have: the lower the intake, the lesser effort you’ll need to burn the rather than store as fat the extra nutrients ingested), IF:
- you have been diagnosed with diabetes remember that the safest foods for you are prepared at home from ingredients procured from the market.
- Avoid juicers and all concentrated (dried) fruits) (get accustomed to enjoy apples)
- Your stomach will work hard in digesting some foods (which is good internal workout) and the best (due to low nutritive value) is broccoli (do not juice it, let your digestive system deal with that!)
- Eat nonfat pro-bionic yogurt, kefir, even sauerkraut to maintain an healthy digestive system. You can make your kefir find out how: @ http://www.culturesforhealth.com/Kefir/
- Did you asked yourself if you have brisk walk, or whatever it that drives your heart rate 85%and up for more than 15 minutes: if you can carry conversations easily you probably are not achieving that goal! Get a heart rate monitoring wristwatch) If not do it, the earlier in the day, the best!
- stay regular (get fiber like Metamucil, etc.) in your diet (you can add fiber to soups, coffee, protein shakes….you get the idea).
Just a thought: “Captivating: Advertizing is all we are about profitsprofitsprofits:
Do you remember a time when the internet was full of information, but advertizement free?
Well now is just the opposite!”
|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.|
Johann Joseph Fux
Ouverture in D minor. E 109
I. Grave – Allegro – Grave
Armonico tributo Austria
Lorenz Duftschmid, director
Recording; September 1997
Published on Apr 29, 2014
360 View of Puente Hills, from Turnbull Canyon Water Tower (as seen by my LG Optimus Elite – handheld)
Thursday, April 03, 2014, 11:18:04 AM
A beautiful area to hike and enjoy nature, especially in Spring.
Note: I don’t know if the Geo-locator is visible, to get you an idea of the view point ( included it in the settings for this video). Things don’t get any easier around here!
Analog Fagaras si studioul ZooM Recordings
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,
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,
Maybe, one day the perfect wind will bring the perfect wave
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
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
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
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.
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
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