Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017
|An incised yellow-glazed 'Dragon' dish, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)|
Lot 706. An incised yellow-glazed 'Dragon' dish, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850); 13.9 cm, 5 1/2 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 50,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.
finely incised to the interior with a pair of dragons contesting a 'flaming pearl', the exterior with cranes amidst clouds, covered overall with a translucent egg-yellow glaze, the base with a six-character seal mark in black enamel
Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017
|Mike Leach Says He Was 'Cheated out of' Contract Salary at Texas Tech|
Former Texas Tech Red Raiders head coach Mike Leach told USA Today's Brent Schrotenboer he still harbors resentment toward his ex-employer because he believes he was "cheated out" of portions of his salary.
Leach, who is now the head coach for the Washington State Cougars, claimed Texas Tech owes him $2.5 million following his firing in 2009 for allegedly mistreating Adam James after he suffered a concussion.
"This thing won’t really go away," Leach said. "And it’ll never go away until this thing is settled. And it should be settled, because why should the future generation bear the black eye and the cloud that their university cheated their most successful coach in history? And why should I bear that, some of the 10 most productive years of my career? I was cheated out of my salary, and all the great memories that I, fans, players and coaches had, are diminished."
Leach was fired eight years ago after he allegedly told a team trainer to take James, who could not practice because of a head injury, "to the darkest place, to clean out the equipment and to make sure that he could not sit or lean," according to ESPN.com.
However, as Schrotenboer noted, allegations levied against Leach were never substantiated.
"I didn’t lock Adam James anywhere. I didn’t tell Adam James to go anywhere," Leach said. "I told the trainer to get him off the field."
Leach proceeded to sue Texas Tech for damages, but lost and was later denied an appeal at the state Supreme Court level in 2012. A year earlier, an Appellate Court ruled in Texas Tech's favor after Leach filed a wrongful termination suit.
Read more Texas Tech Football news on BleacherReport.com
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|Chaos to Calm: Are You Listening? – by Carrie Beleno|
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|Law Technology Now : What lawyers can learn about practice management from MyCase|
In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Bob Ambrogi talks to Tracy Stevens, VP of Product and Design at MyCase, about cloud based practice management software, product design, and what sets MyCase apart from the competition. They also discuss MyCase’s client portal and why this technology is valuable to lawyers.
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|Autopilot (death of SCCM)||https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsitpro/2017/06/29/modernizing-windows-deployment-with-windows-autopilot/
I can't see SCCM going away anything soon. But MS seem to be going for more subscriptions and cloud.
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|Open source express: Cloud Foundry, C-Radar, Smile, Alfresco||En bref: Microsoft et Orange rejoignent la fondation Cloud Foundry, l'ex-Data Publica acquis par Sidetrade, Smile reprend l'agence Hypertexte, nomination chez Alfresco.|
|Microsoft confirme enfin l’acquisition de Cloudyn||Annoncée par la presse dès le mois d’avril, l’acquisition de la jeune pousse israélienne Cloudyn vient seulement d’être confirmée par Microsoft. Elle propose une plateforme SaaS qui automatise le suivi des coûts d’un service cloud. qui est compatible avec les principaux services cloud publics.|
|Price Drop: Tangible Things||Tangible Things|
Preis: 3,49 € -> 2,29 €
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You value your property. That’s why we’ve created the Tangible Things™ Home Inventory application. A useful, simple to use and fast tool that will allow everyone to quickly create an inventory of all your items and easier to protect it. In the unfortunate event that you experience a loss, you’ll usually need to document what’s missing or damaged in order to get the most out of your insurance coverage. Remembering everything can be surprisingly difficult, not to mention the serial numbers, model numbers, defining characteristics, purchase prices, and other details that are all important in processing your claim. Tangible Things™ allows you to create and manage a virtual inventory of your property. If you experience a loss, you can export your virtual inventory to an email to send it to your insurance carrier, or even share it with police to help them locate your property in the event of a theft. If you enable iCloud storage, you can rest assured that even if your phone or tablet is lost or damaged, you inventory is still safe and can be restored to your new device. Inventorying your home is crucial, whether your home is owned or rented - apartment, condo, or house alike. Start your inventory now before you need it. With the Tangible Things™ Home Inventory application, you can: • Quickly take/add multiple photos of your belongings • Add item details (UPC, EAN, Serial, Model, Product numbers, etc.) • Catalog each item by room and/or by category • Assign purchase price, pur...
|Price Drop: Mr Future Ninja||Mr Future Ninja|
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Grand Prix | White Nights 2016 Best Game Design | White Nights 2016 Schleiche um einen futuristischen Wolkenkratzer und befreie deinen Clan! Eine Ninja schleicht heimlich um einen futuristischen Wolkenkratzer – das Hauptquartier einer bösartigen Korporation. Diese Korporation hat deinen Clan entführt und will nun Experimente an den Mitgliedern durchführen. In der Korporation plant man, eigene Ninjas zu klonen und diese Klone über einen Dienst, der sich „Mr Future Ninja“ nennt, als geistlose Diener zu verkaufen! Weil du die letzte Hoffnung bist, musst du die Korporation besiegen und deinen Clan befreien! Synchronisiere deine Fortschritte auf all deinen Geräten über iCloud. Viel Spaß! :)
|Inventor 2018 - AddInLoadRules customization|
I have been struggling with Inventor 2018 to load 2 plugins, pre-loading the program, when I load up inventor now, it blocks my 2 add-ins and then I would manually have to go to add-ins manager and enable them on startup.
For some reason I can't seem to get this working in our pre-captured image file that we deploy from.
I have in previous version been able to modify this from the "AddInLoadRules.xml" as shown in the following guide:
But in the 2018 version it seems this is no longer handled by an .xml file, but by a "FILE" without file-extension, that I can't seem to edit.
Any idea how I can pre-define theese 2 plugins to be auto-loaded, instead of blocked on first time startup?
|7 must-hear mixes from June 2017: VHS-warped dreams, blasted techno and Japanese delights|
It’s almost impossible to keep on top of everything that SoundCloud, Mixcloud and online radio has to offer. In our new monthly column, FACT guides you through the must-hear mixes of the last 30 days, whether you want want a club session to warm you up for the weekend, ambient soothers or a set of vinyl-only obscurities. Looking back, male DJs had […]
|Non-Boring #Tech4Good Meetings for Nonprofits|| NetSquared organizers bring together the nonprofit technology community for face-to-face meetings ... but we all know that meetings are boring! Admit it, you sometimes dread going to those all-staff assemblies. Luckily for you, our NetSquared leaders are super creative when planning their #Tech4Good events. "Meetings" come in diverse and innovative formats like Mississauga, Canada's Geek Talk — Coffee and Convo; Pangani, Tanzania's Social Media Surgery ; and Birmingham, United Kingdom's Summer Tech for Good Social in a local pub. Join us at your local group. It will be fun — we promise! Find your closest NetSquared group Upcoming Tech for Good Events This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and other awesome organizations. If you're holding monthly events gathering the #nptech community, let me know , and I'll include you in the next community calendar. Or, apply today to start your own NetSquared group. Africa The targets need to be linked like so: --> Jump to events in North America or go international with events in Africa and Middle East Asia and Pacific Rim Europe and United Kingdom Central and South America ## North America ## Africa ## Europe ## Asia and Pacific Rim --> North America Monday, July 3, 2017 Mississauga, Ontario: Geek Talk — Coffee and Convo Wednesday, July 5, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Thursday, July 6, 2017 San Francisco, California: Tech for Good Monthly Mixer Friday, July 07, 2017 Saint Paul, Minnesota: Tips and Tools to Doll Up Your Data | Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (Free) Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Naples, Florida: How to use Technology to Communicate and Manage Volunteers Vancouver, British Columbia: Full Spectrum Civic Engagement Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum Boston, Massachusetts: Tech Networks of Boston Roundtable: Nonprofit Organizations, Civic Data, and Civic Faith Phoenix, Arizona: Phoenix: QuickBooks Made Easy Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Los Angeles, California: Summer Social Phoenix, Arizona: Data Management: What Nonprofits Need to Know San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Monday, July 17, 2017 Kitchener, Ontario: Mail Management Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Greensburg, Pennsylvania: Bagels and Bytes — Westmoreland Marietta, Georgia: Easy SEO Fixes for Your Nonprofit Jasper, Indiana: Social Media Wednesday, July 19, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Portland, Oregon: QuickBooks Made Easy Thursday, July 20, 2017 Seattle, Washington: QuickBooks Made Easy Friday, July 21, 2017 San Francisco, California: Mobile Apps for Change Demo Day at the Salvation Army Monday, July 24, 2017 Nanaimo, British Columbia: "Free Money" (Microsoft Volume Licensing and Google for Nonprofits) Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Buffalo, New York: Why Nonprofits Should Use TechSoup and NetSquared Houston, Texas: Net2Houston Refresh! Wednesday, July 26, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Friday, July 28, 2017 Seattle, Washington: Roundtable for New Nonprofit Executives Tuesday, August 1, 2017 Naples, Florida: Tech4Good SWFL Meeting Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Bagels and Bytes — Allegheny Wednesday, August 2, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Phoenix, Arizona: Defining and Targeting Your Audience: Marketing for Nonprofits Thursday, August 3, 2017 Cleveland, Ohio: How to Remarket to Website Visitors via Facebook and Twitter Monday, August 7, 2017 Mississauga, Ontario: Geek Talk — Coffee and Convo Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum Ottawa, Ontario: Review Progress on Data Analysis Projects Wednesday, August 9, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Los Angeles, California: Web Accessibility: Designing Inclusive User Experiences Friday, August 11, 2017 Saint Paul, Minnesota: Optimizing Your Communications for Mobile | Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (Free) Wednesday, August 16, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Research Triangle Park, North Carolina: The Internet of Things: You Only Live Twice? Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Houston, Texas: Net2Houston Refresh! Wednesday, August 23, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Asia and Pacific Rim Saturday, July 15, 2017 Jakarta, Indonesia: Strategy of Data Collection for Nonprofits Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Jakarta, Indonesia: YouTube for Nonprofits Africa and Middle East Saturday, July 1, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Monday, July 3, 2017 Beirut, Lebanon: Lebanon's Digital Big Bang — An AltCity Info Session Friday, July 7, 2017 Mukono, Uganda: Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Saturday, July 8, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories Friday, July 14, 2017 Mukono, Uganda Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, July 15, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Friday, July 21, 2017 Mukono, Uganda Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, July 22, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Friday, July 28, 2017 Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Creating Apps and Other Tech Mukono, Uganda: Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, July 29, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Pangani, Tanzania: Social Media Surgery: WhatsApp for Farmers and Livestock Keepers Sunday, July 30, 2017 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members Friday, August 4, 2017 Mukono, Uganda: Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Saturday, August 5, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories Friday, August 11, 2017 Mukono, Uganda Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, August 12, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Friday, August 18, 2017 Mukono, Uganda Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, August 19, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Friday, August 25, 2017 Mukono, Uganda: Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, August 26, 2017 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members Sunday, August 27, 2017 Pangani, Tanzania: Social Media Surgery: Instagram for Farmers and Livestock Keepers Europe and United Kingdom Saturday, July 1, 2017 Saint-Étienne , France: Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre 2017 Monday, July 3, 2017 Edinburgh, United Kingdom: One Digital Meetup Leith Tuesday, July 4, 2017 Saint-Étienne , France: Rencontres Professionnelles du Logiciel Libre Monday, July 10, 2017 Birmingham, United Kingdom: Data Analysis for Nonprofits Tuesday, July 11, 2017 West Bridgford, United Kingdom: User Research and Service Design — Lunch and Learn for Nottinghamshire County Council Staff Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Cambridge, United Kingdom Social Media Surgery — Hands-on Help with Social Media Tech for Good — Law and Justice Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Bath, United Kingdom: Design for All — Technology for Everyone, Accessibility, and User Experience Thursday, July 20, 2017 Milngavie, United Kingdom: One Digital Meetup Milngavie Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Renens, Switzerland: OpenLab: Visite du Fablab de Renens Dublin, Ireland: Design Thinking For Good: IBM Health Corps Tuesday, August 1, 2017 West Bridgford, United Kingdom: Organisation Design — Lunch and Learn for Nottinghamshire County Council Staff Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Cambridge, United Kingdom: Social Media Surgery — Hands-on Help with Social Media Monday, August 14, 2017 Birmingham, United Kingdom: Summer Tech for Good Social Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Paudex, Switzerland: RdV4-0.ch: 2. 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|No Shelter From the Woj Bombs|
On Wednesday, Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted out some cataclysmic NBA news.
This was a blockbuster move—the Los Angeles Clippers’ stellar point guard signing up to play with recent MVP runner-up James Harden—a transaction huge enough that it may affect which team loses to the Golden State Warriors in next year’s conference finals.
If you read the replies to Wojnarowski’s tweet, though, one of the biggest NBA trades in years seems secondary—overshadowed by the man who broke the story.
In the parlance of NBA Twitter, Wojnarowski dropped a “Woj bomb,” hence the deployment of mushroom cloud GIFs.
In his 10 years at Yahoo—the company gave Wojnarowski his own website, the Vertical, in 2016—the NBA reporter built a reputation as the basketball world’s Eye of Providence, a mysterious, all-seeing entity who breaks news with terrifying speed and accuracy.
Judging by the reaction to his tweets, one might get the sense that he is actually the one setting these deals into motion—that teams make moves because Wojnarowski reports them rather than the other way around. It’s all part of the mythos of Woj, a cult of personality devoted to a man who doesn’t seem to have much of a discernible personality beyond “reporter who is always on Twitter.”
On Saturday, Wojnarowski will be joining ESPN, a move that coincides with (and in certain exceedingly nerdy circles perhaps overshadows) the start of the NBA’s free agency period. For years, his identity has been wrapped up in the fact that he doesn’t work for the Worldwide Leader in Sports. He’s been known to pick at ESPN in his columns, sometimes referring to them as an unnamed “cable sports company.” His defection to the world’s most powerful sports media company at once feels surprising and inevitable. It’s a marriage of questionable harmony but undoubtable impact, the equivalent of hiring a T. rex to hem your pants.
In his tenure at Yahoo, Wojnarowski has been a one-man wrecking crew, often out-scooping the world’s sports media hydra on the strength of his connections and unparalleled ability to type with his thumbs. Earlier this week, in his last days at the Vertical, he broke the news that Jeff Van Gundy—who works for ESPN—will be coaching USA Basketball’s World Cup qualifying team.
Wojnarowski’s unique ability to delight his fans and bedevil his rivals has been most evident during the NBA draft, when he managed to report, via Twitter, the upcoming selections well before they’re announced on ESPN’s live broadcast. The fact that one guy could ruin the drama and pageantry of a manicured television event infuriated ESPN execs and undoubtedly contributed to the company’s decision to make him an offer he couldn’t refuse.
In tandem with Wojnarowski’s hiring, ESPN laid off a number of talented NBA reporters, many of whom covered individual teams and contributed postgame recaps and analysis. They also terminated Marc Stein, who has long been Wojnarowski’s biggest competitor. Stein is a prodigious reporter in his own right, and many within the company have expressed dismay at his departure. Given that it seems like the network is shifting toward breaking news and scoops, there’s only one logical explanation for laying off Stein: ESPN’s suits feel it’s important to have Wojnarowski be the unquestioned leader of their NBA scoop machine. If you’re looking for an explanation for why that might be, you should ask someone who has better sources than I do.
ESPN, which pays $1.4 billion annually for the rights to televise NBA games, wants to claim total ownership of almost every NBA storyline. The network’s coverage of the NFL provides an instructive example. In 2013, Deadspin did a nice play-by-play of a story the network created out of thin air and subsequently covered to death. It began on SportsCenter, when one of ESPN's NFL pundits said, “I truly believe Colin Kaepernick could be one of the greatest quarterbacks ever.” ESPN got Kaepernick’s response to the statement, and that response was then covered at length on the network’s myriad shouting-head programs. The pundit who made the comment eventually became a featured guest across its various platforms, and the issue was debated for days until a natural endpoint was reached. (It somehow became about Tim Tebow.)
ESPN has been built to trim every last edible bit from a story, and with basketball’s greatest rumormonger and scoop-getter at its disposal, there’s no telling what the Worldwide Leader will now be capable of. My best guess is it will look a lot like what Gustavus Swift did to cows back in the 19th century.
Swift owned and operated one of the largest slaughterhouses in Chicago, but selling salted pork scraps wasn’t enough for him. In the late 1800s, the market demanded fresh beef, which meant cattle were shipped live to Eastern population centers where they would be butchered and sold after transit. Swift had a nose for inefficiency, and he got a great whiff of it with each and every steer-filled boxcar that passed through Chicago on its way east. If his company could somehow slaughter and butcher the beef in Chicago, he’d be able to expand his operation while more efficiently meeting demand.
To facilitate this, Swift hired an engineer to design a refrigerated train car that could ship dressed meat over long distances without sacrificing freshness. The Swift-owned cars were loaded with ice in Wisconsin, packed with beef at Swift’s Chicago slaughterhouse, and then sent east and sold for maximum profit. The supply process was so efficient and direct, a side of beef in the freezer of a New York wholesaler would hang off the same hook as the cow from which it was cut back in Chicago weeks prior.
It is perhaps a bit on the nose that the process Swift pioneered is known as “vertical integration.” The man ESPN lured from the Vertical will provide the grist for a never-ending mill of debate shows, news programs, and interview segments. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that the NBA receives as much attention on Twitter during summer free agency as it does during the regular season. ESPN is counting on its ability to grab that attention by harnessing the multikiloton power of the Woj bomb.
Consider, though, that the two biggest NBA stories of the past five years—LeBron James’ return to Cleveland and Kevin Durant’s move to Golden State—got broken via personal essays published in Sports Illustrated and the Players’ Tribune respectively, not via reporters on Twitter. If a player is savvy enough, he can circumvent the scoop machine and take ownership of his own breaking news, Adrian Wojnarowski be damned.
If history is any indicator, the establishment won’t give up the means of production without a fight. In the words of Karl Marx, “Tune into First Take for more reaction.”
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|UCAR Deploys ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect in Supercomputing Network|
BOULDER, Co., June 29, 2017 — ADVA Optical Networking announced today that the University Corporation for Atmosphere Research (UCAR) has deployed its FSP 3000 CloudConnect data center interconnect (DCI) solution for ultra-high capacity connectivity to the Cheyenne supercomputer. The DCI technology is now being used to transport vital scientific data over two 200Gbit/s 16QAM connections between the […]
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|Telekom lockt Firmen mit Aktionspreis für Office 365 in ihre Cloud||Zum 3. Juli senkt die Telekom den Preis für Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium auf 5,95 Euro pro Nutzer und Monat. Der reduzierte Preis gilt für das erste halbe Jahr. Danach wird wieder der reguläre Preis von 11,95 Euro verlangt.|
|Red Hat Cloud Suite bekommt neue Features||Red Hat Cloud Suite kombiniert die OpenShift Container Platform mit Open Stack, Kubernetes und Ansible und bietet damit eine Plattform, die von der Entwicklung bis zur Bereitstellung und Pflege einer Anwendung den gesamten Lebenszyklus abdeckt. |
|Microsoft kauft mit Cloudyn Spezialisten für Multi-Cloud-Monitoring||Das israelische Start-up bietet Firmen im SaaS-Modell Tools an, um die Cloud-Nutzung transparent zu machen, die tatsächlichen Kosten zu ermitteln und Prognosen zu erstellen. Hilfreich ist das vor allem bei hybriden Cloud-Umgebungen, die mehrere Plattformen umfassen. Die Integration dieser Fähigkeiten soll den offenen Ansatz von Microsoft bei Azure unterstützen.|
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|Disputes over Prince’s estate cloud the future of his vault|
A conflict in Prince’s estate over a $31 million deal with Universal for music rights, as well as other copyright entanglements, mean that much of the vault may not see daylight for months or even years to come.
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|El juego de aventuras Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles presenta un nuevo tráiler||Llegará el 18 de julio a PC y PS4.|
Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles es un juego de aventuras desarrollado por Prideful Sloth que estará disponible el 18 de julio en PC y PS4. Con motivo de la proximidad de su lanzamiento, el estudio ha distribuido un nuevo vídeo que podéis ver a continuación:
En Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles los jugadores deberán recorrer el maravilloso y colorido mundo de las islas de Gemea. Encarnarán a un agricultor aventurero que se esforzará por devolver al territorio su antiguo esplendor, llevando a cabo actividades como la artesanía, la pesca, la cocina y la propia agricultura.
El juego, por otro lado, contará con estaciones cambiantes y un ciclo de noche y día. A su vez, habrá 8 ambientes para explorar y deshacerse de la oscuridad que reina en las islas.
|(IT) Architect - Cyber Security - Contract - London|
An exciting FinTech start-up focused on the Financial sector is currently looking for an experienced Architect to join and support the Cyber Security team. The role will focus on design and architecture across all aspects of cyber-security. In order to be considered for this role, as an experienced cyber-security architect, you will have had experience of: Authentication, authorisation and application security; Cryptography and PKI Network security (with a focus on cloud); Multiple detection systems exposure; Mobile and web security; and Payments systems The cyber-security architect will be able to demonstrate hands on technical strength as well as the ability to engage with multiple stakeholders across all necessary teams. For more information and a confidential discussion, please apply with an updated CV.
|The 5 Most Important Benefits of Cloud Monitoring|
For any company that is heavily invested in information technology, it is inevitable that cloud computing becomes a dominant feature of its IT architecture. This…
|Google Cloud Video Intelligence Released in Public Beta|
Google announced that the beta phase of its Cloud Video Intelligence API will now be open to everyone. The Video Intelligence API does can do two things: determine the shots (scene changes) in a video, and assign labels to the video and individual shots. Together with putting the API in public beta phase, Google also added support for detecting adult content.By Roland Meertens
|A Comparison of Mapping Approaches for Distributed Cloud Applications|
An application map is a topology view of the components of a distributed application and the network or interprocess interactions between them. A recent article gives an overview of application mapping approaches adopted by various tools like AppDynamics, OpenTracing and Netsil.By Hrishikesh Barua
|Comentario en Darwin Desbocatti | Columna de actualidad | 21-06-2017 por Oski||¿Qué pasó con el Soundcloud? Ya sé, después de tanto tiempo sin 'verlos' por acá, y la rapidez con la que suben las 'colunnas' no debería quejarme, pero estoy casi al día con mis impuestos, me siento defraudado...|
|Comentario en Darwin Desbocatti | Columna de actualidad | 20-06-2017 por Sebastian||Buenas amigos, se cancelo la cuenta de SoundCloud? Gracias!|
|The Essentials of the Cloud - Includes the Free Demystifying The Cloud eBook|
|Expert Advice On The Best Ways To Fix Your Credit||There was a time in the country when having a credit card was as common as having a pair of shoes. This ultimately resulted in millions of people dealing with debt and now it looms over the heads of its victims like a black cloud for the rest of their lives, or until they take th …|
|The Fair Representation Act has been introduced to Congress|
On June 26, 2017, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced H.R. 3057: The Fair Representation Act. He was joined by co-sponsors Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Ro Khanna (D-CA). This is a historic moment. The Fair Representation Act is the most comprehensive approach to reforming congressional elections in United States history. It would truly realize the vision of the House of Representatives as “The People’s House.”
The Fair Representation Act
FairVote has called for expanding the use of multi-winner ranked choice voting in United States elections since its founding 25 years ago. Ranked choice voting can replace the broken, zero-sum, winner-take-all system - in which the biggest group of voters in a district are the only ones earning representation - with fair representation for all. In this era of fierce partisan divisions, nowhere needs this change more than the House of Representatives.
Under the Fair Representation Act, every state would use ranked choice voting to elect its Representatives. Voters would be free to rank their choices without fear of “spoilers.” Instead of only one candidate winning with the most votes, several candidates would win based on how many votes they earn. For example, in a state like Oklahoma or Connecticut that elects 5 winners, 17% of voters can elect 1 of the 5 winners; 34% of voters can elect 2 of the 5 winners; and so on. A majority of voters can always elect a majority of seats, and everyone earns their fair share.
States that elect up to 5 winners will not need any districts at all. Larger states will use districts, but the districts will elect 3, 4, or 5 winners each. That means that a state like Massachusetts that elects 9 Representatives will divide into equal thirds, with each of the three districts electing 3 winners with ranked choice voting. To adopt a district map, these states will form independent redistricting commissions composed of ordinary state citizens (not politicians or lobbyists) who will operate transparently and hold hearings around the state to find the district map that makes the most sense for their state.
The use of ranked choice voting in multi-winner elections will transform the House of Representatives. The current system only allows the biggest group of voters in each district to win representation, all other voices are silenced. As a result, there are millions of voters who prefer Democrats stuck in safe Republican districts and millions of voters who prefer Republicans stuck in safe Democratic districts, women and people of color are under-represented, and everyone has too few choices. The Fair Representation Act can elevate those voices, giving them more power to elect candidates they support and who will go to Congress to work for them.
A Historic Moment
Under the Constitution, Congress has the responsibility to act when our federal elections are not working. It has acted on that responsibility many times in the past, passing laws changing how we elect Congress in 1842 (requiring single-winner districts), 1872 (equal populations per representative), 1901 (requiring that districts be “compact”), 1929 (repealing the requirement to use districts), and 1967 (re-imposing the requirement to use districts). It has been 50 years since Congress has acted in this arena, even as the current system fails to deliver on the promise of a representative House.
Representative Beyer has shown tremendous leadership in holding Congress to its constitutional responsibilities. The attention it attracted from the public demonstrates the hunger that voters have for a more empowering system. FairVote livestreamed Rep. Beyer’s press conference, which was viewed over 44,000 times and ultimately reached over 554,000 people.
The day after the bill’s introduction, Rep. Beyer published an opinion piece in the Washington Post explaining why he introduced the Act. It begins “Democracy is in crisis. Even as the country is deeply divided along class and ideological lines, it seems to be unified in its frustration with our current brand of politics.” Other voices have also weighed in on the need for the Fair Representation Act, including:
As more media coverage happens in the coming days and weeks, we'll add it to the list on our website.
You Can Help the Fair Representation Act Gain Momentum
Now that the vehicle for transforming elections to the U.S. House of Representatives is a bill in Congress, you can help to move the conversation forward. Contact your Representative today to ask them to support the Fair Representation Act. You can find your Representative here, and email them a letter supporting the Fair Representation Act. A sample letter is provided here. You also could consider calling your Member, which increases their likelihood of responding. Better still would be to form a group to have a meeting with your Member and their district office staff.
Finally, we want to keep adding names to our petition in support of the Act. We currently have over 1500 signatures. Please consider sharing the petition online and drawing people’s attention to our new video and our public resources, at FairRepresentation.com.
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|AT&T to launch software-based 10G XGS-PON trial|
AT&T announced it will conduct a 10 Gbit/s XGS-PON field trial in late 2017 as it progresses with plans to virtualise access functions within the last mile network.
The next-generation PON trial is designed to deliver multi-gigabit Internet speeds to consumer and business customers, and to enable all services, including 5G wireless infrastructure, to be converged onto a single network.
AT&T noted that XGS-PON is a fixed wavelength symmetrical 10 Gbit/s passive optic network technology that can coexist with the current GPON technology. The technology can provide 4x the downstream bandwidth of the existing system, and is as cost-effective to deploy as GPON. As part of its network virtualisation initiative, AT&T plans to place some XGS-PON in the cloud with software leveraging open hardware and software designs to speed development.
AT&T has worked with ON.Lab to develop and test ONOS (Open Network Operating System) and VOLTHA (Virtual Optical Line Terminator Hardware Abstraction) software. This technology allows the lower level details of the silicon to be hidden. AT&T stated that it has also submitted a number of open white box XGS OLT designs to the Open Compute Project (OCP) and is currently working with the project to gain approval for the solutions.
The company noted that interoperability is a key element of its Open Access strategy, and prompted the creation of an OpenOMCI specification, which provides an interoperable interface between the OLT and the home devices. This specification, which forms a key part of software-defined network (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV), has been distributed to standards and open source communities.
|Cavium and China Unicom trial 5G user cases on M-CORD|
Cavium, a provider of semiconductor products for enterprise, data centre, wired and wireless networking, and China Unicom announced a targeted program for the testing of 5G use cases on a M-CORD SDN/NFV platform leveraging Cavium's silicon-based white box hardware in M-CORD racks populated with ThunderX ARM-based data centre COTS servers and XPliant programmable SDN Ethernet-based white box switches.
Under the program, China Unicom and Cavium plan to shortly commence trials in a number of locations across mainland China to explore the potential of the new service.
Cavium and China Unicom are specifically demonstrating multi-access edge computing (MEC) use cases developed through a previously announced collaboration based on the ON.Lab M-CORD (Mobile Central Office Re-architected as a data centre) SDN/NFV platform at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai.
The demonstration involves a M-CORD SDN/NFV software platform and hardware rack integrated with virtualised and disaggregated mobile infrastructure elements from the edge of the RAN to distributed mobile core and the ONOS and XOS SDN and orchestration software.
The companies stated that this architecture is designed to enable turnkey operation in any central office or edge data centre for a full NFV C-RAN deployment. The solution is based on a Cavium-powered rack that combines the ThunderX ARM based data centre servers with the programmable XPliant Ethernet leaf and spine SDN switches to provide a full platform for M-CORD.
Regarding the latest project, Raj Singh, VP and GM of the network and communication group at Cavium, said, "Cavium is collaborating with China Unicom to explore 5G target use cases leveraging the M-CORD SDN/NFV platform and working towards field deployment… a homogenous hardware architecture optimised for NFV and 5G is a pre-requisite for field deployments".
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|Spirent supports testing of New H3C 100 GBE switch|
Spirent Communications, a supplier of network test and measurement solutions, announced that it supported New H3C in conducting what is believed to be the highest density 100 Gbit/s data centre switch test.
Spirent also announced it had partnered with the China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI) to demonstrate automated testing of virtual core networks.
100 Gbit/s switch testing
The test, completed by Spirent and the New H3C Group and moderated by independent test lab Network Test, demonstrated the line-rate forwarding capacity and hyper-scale IP route announcement capacity of the H3C S12500X-AF chassis loaded with 100 Gbit/s ports and achieving a density of 768 x 100G ports per chassis. The S12500X-AF switch can support 48 x 100 Gbit/s QSFP28 pluggable optical modules per slot.
The test involved Spirent TestCenter and the N11U chassis, representing Spirent's flagship network performance test solution, equipped with the high density dX3 12-port 100 Gbit/s test modules designed to verify next-generation data centre architectures and routers.
For the testing, Spirent TestCenter generated 100 Gbit/s line-rate transaction traffic of various frame lengths and provided packet loss, latency, jitter, frame sequence, code errors and FCS error analytics to reflect the quality of transmission in real time.
The Spirent dX3 quint-speed test module can support twelve 100 or 40 Gbit/s ports per slot, 25 x 50 Gbit/s ports, or 48 x 25/10 Gbit/s ports per slot. It also supports key interface features such as FEC, auto-negotiation and Link Training. The module can be used to verify data plane QoS for hyper-dense network devices at line-rate, and for testing complex routing, data centre and access protocols on switches and routers.
Virtual core network testing
Separately Spirent announced a collaboration with the China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI) to demonstrate automated testing of virtual core networks at Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai. Spirent noted that the demonstration is part of a joint effort to develop a methodology for automated testing of the functionality and performance of the China Mobile TIC (Telecom Infrastructure Cloud).
The partners plans to incorporate the test methodology into an automated testing system developed by CMRI to speed testing of services in operational virtual core networks and to form part of the complete vEPC environment developed by CMRI.
At MWC, Spirent has provided the test engines for the demonstration, including the virtualised mobile core network emulation and performance testing tool, Landslide Virtual, and the automated testing platform, iTest. The solutions automate performance and functionality tests used to develop, spin-up and monitor the vEPC. In addition, devops models have been developed for the test methodologies, allowing tests to be automated and incorporated into the virtualised network.
|AT&T and China Telecom sign partnership deal|
AT&T and China Telecom announced they have signed a framework agreement that strengthens their cooperation to support the development of advanced network services for multinational companies operating in China.
Through the agreement, the companies will help multinational customers leverage secure global communications to support business growth in China and worldwide. AT&T and China Telecom will also jointly work to create new services in the areas of Internet of Things (IoT), cloud-based big data, Voice over LTE (VoLTE) roaming, and software-defined networks (SDN).
The companies noted that the new agreement renews the 20-year authorisation under which Shanghai Symphony Telecommunications (SST), the joint venture formed bAT&T, China Telecom and Shanghai Information Investments, was established in 2000. As part of the new agreement, the parties intend to expand the scope of SST and the locations it serves to enable the delivery of new business services and technologies to customers.
Specifically, under the renewed agreement the companies plan to:
1. Help establish industry standards for SDN and support their adoption.
2. Launch bilateral roaming tests, as contemplated in a previously executed roaming agreement for business customers.
3. Explore the potential of VoLTE roaming.
|Keeping an eye on Alibaba Cloud, Aliyun – Part 1|
Alibaba's Jack Ma made headlines across the world last week by laying out a plan for rapid global expansion of China's e-commerce behemoth. In an Investor Conference held at the company's Xixi headquarters in Hangzhou, China, Ma made the bold claim that Alibaba could reach $1 trillion in gross merchandise value by 2021 by becoming the primary online store for 2 billion people, as well as by expanding into new areas, one of which is the international public cloud services business. While Alibaba's investor event was overshadowed somewhat by the news that Amazon will spend $13.7 billion in cash to acquire Whole Foods, the premium U.S. grocery store chain, Jack Ma unveiled a strategy with clear potential to disrupt the cloud market.
Meanwhile, business at Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA) is 'fantastic' and is only going to get better this year, according to the company CFO. For the most recent fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2017, the company reported revenue of RMB 38,579 million ($5,605 million), an increase of 60% year-over-year, including:
• Revenue from core commerce of RMB31,570 million ($4,587 million), up 47% year-over-year.
• Revenue from cloud computing of RMB 2,163 million ($314 million), up 103% year-over-year.
• Revenue from digital media and entertainment of RMB 3,927 million ($571 million), up 234% year-over-year.
Growth at the parent company is primarily being driven by the steady increase in active buyers on its ecommerce platforms, both in numbers and in the value of goods and services being transacted. Annual active buyers reached 454 million, an increase of 31 million from the 12-month period ended on March 31, 2016. Mobile monthly active users (MAUs) on Alibaba Group’s China retail marketplaces reached 507 million in March, up 97 million over March 2016. Gross merchandise volume (GMV) transacted on Alibaba’s China retail marketplaces in fiscal year 2017 was RMB 3,767 billion ($547 billion), up 22% compared to RMB 3,092 billion in fiscal year 2016.
Alibaba Cloud, or Aliyun as it is known in Chinese, is firmly established as the leading infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud in mainland China and is moving rapidly to become a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider and a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) retailer. Some important Aliyun metrics emerged from the Investor presentation, including (with additional commentary):
· Public cloud is growing: based on Gartner's figures from March 2017, Aliyun estimates the global public cloud market will amount to $245 billion in 2017, growing to $436 billion in 2021, a 15.9% CAGR.
· China’s public cloud market is growing even faster, with Gartner figures showing China’s public cloud market, valued at $14 billion this year, growing to $25 billion in 2021, a 17.2% CAGR; by 2021, China’s share of the global public cloud market would still be under 6%, which seems odd given the country's share of global GDP is much higher and that ecommerce, social media and mobile technologies are booming in China - why so low versus the U.S. market?
· Aliyun cited figures from IDC Tracker 2016 H1/H2 Global Cloud Market (IaaS), indicating it currently is the No.4 player in public cloud services worldwide, but with only a 3.2% share; No.1 was AWS, $8.4 billion, 46.1% share; No. 2 Microsoft, $1.4 billion, 7.6% share; No.3 IBM, $1.0 billion, 5.8% share; No.4 Alibaba, $0.57 billion, 3.2% share; No.5 Google, $0.519 billion, 2.9% share.
Clearly, AWS is dominating the public cloud market, especially in the U.S. The other U.S. public cloud players are investing aggressively to catch up and they too seem to have ambitions that reach to the sky. Alibaba's Jack Ma has previously been quoted in the press as saying that Alibaba would catch and surpass Amazon. When it comes to cloud services at least, this will be extremely difficult given its current 3.2% share versus AWS’ 46.1% share, and a capex budget that appears decisively smaller.
In its home market of China, Aliyun's IaaS revenue is equivalent to the next seven players combined. The numbers cited in IDC Tracker 2016 H1/H2 Global Cloud Market are as follows:
· No.1 – Alibaba Group, $587 million, 40.7% market share
· No.2 - China Telecom, $123 million, 8.5%
· No.3 – Tencent, $106 million, 7.3%
· No.4 – Kingsoft, $87 million, 6.0%
· No.5 – Ucloud, $79 million, 5.5%
· No.6 – Microsoft, $72 million, 5.0%
· No.7 – China Unicom, $67 million, 4.6%
· No.8 – AWS, $55 million, 3.8%
In addition, as of March 31, 2017 Aliyun had 874,000 paying customers, had 15 data centres worldwide and had 186 cloud service offers. It also claims a 96.7% retention rate amongst its top paying customers in Q1 2017 compared to a year earlier.
Over one-third of China’s Top 500 companies are on Alibaba Cloud, including China's Public Safety Bureau (PSB), CCTV, Sinopec, Sina Weibo, Xinhua News Agency,Toutiao, Geely, Mango TV, CEA, Quanmin Live, Panda TV and DJI, while two-thirds of Chinese Unicorn companies are on Alibaba Cloud. Global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) now available on Aliyun include Accenture, SAP, Docker, here, SUSE, Haivision, Wowza, AppScale, AppEX, Hillstone, Checkpoint Software Technologies, Hitachi Data Systems and Red Hat.
Aliyun’s Computing Conference 2016 was attended by over 40,000 developers in person, with more than 7 million viewers online. At its investor conference, Aliyun also disclosed a number of major international brands that are now using its services, including Schneider Electric, Shisheido, Philips, Nestle and Vodafone, which is a good start. Nevertheless, attracting international companies will be harder, first, because Alibaba has only just recently begun building data centres outside of China, and two, they will be much less known and trusted than established brands such as IBM.
|Nokia – IP networks re-imagined|
Recently we have seen Cisco predict that busy hour global IP traffic will grow 4.6-fold (35% CAGR) from 2016 to 2021, reaching 4.3 Pb/s by 2021, compared to average Internet traffic that will grow 3.2-fold (26% CAGR) over the same period to reach 717 Tb/s by 2021. The latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, released earlier this week, calculates that the total traffic in mobile networks increased by 70% between the end of Q1 2016 and the end of Q1 2017. And now, Nokia Bell Labs has just announced its own prediction: IP traffic will more than double in the next five years, reaching 330 exabytes per month by 2022 while growing at a 25% CAGR. The company anticipates that peak data rates will grow even faster at nearly 40% annually. Nokia Bell Labs also predicts that 3D/4K/UHD will experience a 4.79x growth from 2017 – 22, that wireless traffic will experience 7.5x growth from 2017 – 22, and that worldwide IoT devices to grow from 12bn in 2017 to 100bn in 2025.
Nokia unveils next gen networking processing engine
Nokia's processing engine sets the stage for perhaps the most significant announcement from the company since the merger of Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia Siemens Networks in 2015. In a press event entitled 'IP networks reimagined', Nokia unveiled its FP4 silicon, featuring the 'first' 2.4 Tbit/s network processor, up to 6x more powerful than processors currently available. The proprietary chipset is designed for a new class of petabit-class routers.
Core routers traditionally have been the 'big iron' that powers the heart of the Internet. It is a product category dominated by Cisco, Huawei, Juniper and Nokia, including via its existing 7950 XRS routing platform. However, the market has been in flux. Earlier this month, Dell’Oro Group reported a significant break in Q1 17 with Huawei taking the top spot from Cisco in the core router market for the first time. The report also found Huawei taking over second spot from Nokia in the SP edge router and CES market. The primary reason cited for this shift is that the SP core routing business is only growing at a low single-digit rate, while China Mobile is defying the trend with significant investments in their IP core backbone, for which Huawei is the lead supplier. Nevertheless, the overall predictions for rapid growth in IP traffic over the coming five years makes it more likely that service providers will need a significant refresh of their core backbones to handle hundreds of 100 or 400 Gbit/s connections at major nodes.
Nokia's previous generation FP3 chipset, unveiled by Alcatel-Lucent in June 2011 and launched in 2012, packed 288 RISC cores operating at 1 GHz and leveraged 40 nm process technology; the FP2 chipset offered 112 cores at 840 MHz and was built in 90 nm. This network processor lineage can be traced back to TiMetra Networks, a start-up based in Mountain View, California that launched its first carrier-class routing platforms in 2003.
TiMetra, which was headed by Basil Alwan, was acquired by Alcatel-Lucent later in 2003 for approximately $150 million in stock. The product line went on to become the highly successful 7450, 7750 and eventually 7950 carrier platforms - the basis for the IP division at Alcatel-Lucent. Not bad for an idea from a small start-up to grow into the star platform underpinning all of Alcatel-Lucent + Nokia Siemens Networks.
In a launch day webcast, Basil Alwan, now president of Nokia's IP/Optical Networks business group, said we are moving into a new phase of the Internet requiring 'cloud-scale routing'. First, he noted that there is market confusion between Internet-class routers and core data centre switches, which are being used to power the hyperscale infrastructure of the Internet content providers. High-end, data centre spine switches are capable of routing packets at high rates and can handle access control lists (ACLs). Likewise, conventional big iron core routers can switch data flows, and are sometimes deployed in data centres. However, there have been tradeoffs when this role reversal happens. Nokia's new FP4 chipset aims to fix that.
First multi-terabit NPU silicon
Six years have passed since the FP3, or roughly two cycles in the evolution of Moore's Law, so naturally one would expect the new silicon to be smaller, faster and more powerful and efficient. But Alwan said the company took its time to rethink how the packet processing works at the silicon level. To begin with, Nokia redesigned the onboard memory, employing 2.5D and 3D layouts on 16 nm Fin Field Effect Transistor (FinFET) technology. The single chip contains 22 dies, including memory stacks and control logic. It runs at 2.4 Tbit/s half-duplex, or 6x more capacity than the current generation 400 Gbit/s FP3 chipset. The FP4 will support full terabit IP flows. All conventional routing capabilities are included. Deep classification capabilities include enhanced packet intelligence and control, policy controls, telemetry and security.
The FP4 could be used to provide an in-service upgrade to Nokia's current line of core routers and carrier switches. It will also be used to power a new family of 7750 SR-s series routers designed for single-node, cloud scale density. In terms of specs, the SR-s boasts a 144 Tbit/s configuration supporting port densities of up to 144 future terabit links, 288 x 400 Gbit/s ports, or 1,440 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports. Absolute capacity could be doubled for a maximum of 288 Tbit/s configuration. It runs the same software as the company's widely-deployed systems. The first 7750 SR-s boxes are already running in Nokia labs and the first commercial shipments are expected in Q4.
Nokia is also introducing a chassis extension option to push its router into petabit territory. Without using the switching shelf concept employed in the multi-chassis designs of its competitors, Nokia is offering the means to integrate up to six of its 7750 SRS-s routers into a single system. This results in 576 Tbit/s of capacity, enough for densities of up to 2,880 x 100 GBE ports or 720 x 400 Gbit/s ports. Adding up the numbers, it is not truly petabit-class, but at 576 Tbit/s it is more than halfway there.
Network telemetry leads to security
Another interesting twist concerns security and petabit-class routing. In December 2016, Nokia agreed to acquire Deepfield, a start-up specialising in real-time analytics for IP network performance management and security. Deepfield, founded in 2011 and based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has developed an analytics platform that identifies over 30,000 popular cloud applications and services. Its Internet Genome tracks how traffic runs to and through networks to reach subscribers, in real time, and without the need for probes, taps and monitors in the network itself. At the time of the deal, Nokia said it would integrate Deepfield big data analytics with the dynamic control capabilities of open SDN platforms, such as the Nokia Network Services Platform (NSP) and Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP).
Expanding on this idea, Alwan said Deepfield can really leverage the routers rather than probes to understand what is happening to the traffic. Fewer probes mean lower investment. More importantly, Deepfield could be used to track DDoS attacks passing through the core of the network rather than at the edge destination target. The new FP4 silicon is said to be a very good match for this application.
|PacketFabric partners with Internet exchanges|
PacketFabric, provider of a scalable network-as-a-service platform and a NantWorks group company, announced it has partnered with multiple Internet exchanges (IXs) to extend Internet exchange services to users across the PacketFabric network.
Under the agreements, PacketFabric is initially partnering with multi-metro IXs including AMS-IX and DE-CIX, as well as regional organisations IX-Denver and United IX's Chicago Internet Exchange (ChIX) to launch its IX extension service.
The partnerships will allow PacketFabric to offer an expanded range of interconnection services via its network, as well as enabling its ecosystem partners to reach additional markets and new customers.
Recently, Netrality Properties, owner and operator of network-neutral carrier hotels and colocation facilities, announced that PacketFabric had established a presence at four of its data centre properties nationwide.
Netrality specifically announced the deployment at the following locations: 325 Hudson Street, New York City; 401 North Broad Street, Philadelphia; 717 South Wells Street, Chicago; and 1301 Fannin Street, Houston.
* PacketFabric's software-defined networking (SDN) platform is designed to allow instant, reliable, scalable and secure connectivity between two or more locations. Under the agreement, Netrality customers at the four locations can dynamically design and deploy any network configuration leveraging cloud-based network connectivity to meet their unique and growing network demands.
* PacketFabric, which launched in January this year, offers coast-to-coast connectivity between 130 key colocation facilities across 13 U.S. markets and enables cost-effective and scalable network deployment via its advanced API and web-based portal.
|Cavium unveils FastLinQ 41000 10/25/40/50 GBE NIC|
Cavium announced the introduction of the FastLinQ 41000 Series products, its low power, second generation 10/25/40/50 Gigabit Ethernet NIC that is claimed to be the only such adapter to feature Universal RDMA.
Cavium's FastLinQ 41000 Series devices are designed to deliver advanced networking for cloud and telco architectures; the products are available immediately from Cavium and shortly due to be available from Tier-1 OEMs/ODMs in standard, mezzanine, LOM and OCP form factors.
The FastLinQ QL41000 family of standards-compliant 25/50 Gigabit Ethernet NICs offer support for concurrent RoCE, RoCEv2 and iWARP - Universal RDMA. The FastLinQ adapters, coupled with server and networking platforms, are designed to enable enterprise data centres to optimise infrastructure costs and increase virtual machine density leveraging technologies such as concurrent SR-IOV and NIC Partitioning (NPAR) that provide acceleration and QoS for tenant workloads and infrastructure traffic.
The new FastLinQ adapters also support network function virtualisation with enhanced small packet performance via integration into DPDK and OpenStack, enabling cloud and telcos/NFV customers to deploy, manage and accelerate demanding artificial intelligence, big data, CDN and machine learning workloads.
For telco and NFV applications, the products provide improved small packet performance with line rate packets per second for 10/25 Gigabit Ethernet, MPLSoUDP offload and integration with DPDK and OpenStack using the Mirantis FUEL plug-in. This allows telco's and NFV application vendors to deploy, manage and accelerate demanding NFV workloads.
Additionally, integrated storage acceleration and offloads such as NVMe-oF, NVMe-Direct, iSCSI, iSER and FCoE enable upgrades from existing storage paradigms to next generation NVMe and persistent memory semantics.
The products also offer zero-touch automatic speed and FEC selection via Cavium's FastLinQ SmartAN technology, which is designed to significantly reduce interoperability challenges in physical layer networks.
Further Features of the FastLinQ 41000 Series inlcude:
1. 10/25/40/50 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity across standard and OCP form factors.
2. Stateless offloads for VxLAN, NVGRE and GENEVE.
3. SmartAN to provide seamless 10/25 Gigabit Ethernet interoperability.
4. Storage protocol offloads for iSCSI, FCoE, iSER, NVMe-oF and SMB Direct.
5. Management across heterogeneous platforms with QConvergeConsole GUI and CLI.
Regarding the new products, Martin Hull, senior director product management at Arista Networks, said, "Arista… has partnered with Cavium to ensure availability of tested and interoperable solutions for hyperscale data centres… Cavium's FastLinQ 41000 Series of NICs and Arista’s portfolio of 25 Gbit/s leaf and spine systems deliver backward compatibility and investment protection with standards compliance".
|ABI forecasts $1.7bn market over 5 yrs for unlicensed/shared spectrum|
According to ABI Research's latest Network Evolution in Unlicensed and Shared Spectrum report, which explores the use of unlicensed and shared spectrum, technologies enabling the utilisation of this spectrum type are not only attracting interest from established mobile network operators for low cost network densification, but also from new entrants to the market.
ABI finds that this interest is due to the opportunities that the network technologies offer for densification, neutral hosts, as well as enterprise and private network operators. The research firm predicts that new LTE unlicensed and shared spectrum technologies will create a $1.7 billion hardware market over the next 5 years encompassing LTE Unlicensed, CBRS (citizens broadband radio service) and MulteFire technology.
ABI notes that as a result of the power restrictions inherent with unlicensed and shared spectrum, the technologies are most suitable for small cell indoor or venue deployments. Based on low or no spectrum acquisition costs, plus deployment economics comparable to WiFi, ABI forecasts that demand for in-building wireless penetration in the mid-sized and enterprise verticals will increase dramatically and account for more than half of in-building small cell shipments in 2021.
The research firm reports that numerous companies are developing in technology in this area, ranging from the Spectrum Access System (SAS) providers and Environmental Sensing Capability (ESC) operators for CBRS, including Alphabet, CommScope, Federated Wireless, to small cell and infrastructure vendors such as BaiCells, Casa Systems, Ericsson, Huawei, ip.access, Nokia, Ruckus and SpiderCloud.
With regards to CBRS, which uses the 3.5 GHz band, ABI notes that an indication that the technology will transform the in-building wireless and mobile industries is that the CBRS Alliance, which advocates for CBRS technology, counts as members all four major U.S. mobile operators, namely AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint, as well as major MSOs, Comcast and Charter Communications, plus Google, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm.
Commenting on the report, Nick Marshall, research director at ABI Research, said, "LTE-U/LAA appeals to MNOs planning to densify but with insufficient spectrum or the capex to acquire it… while MulteFire and CBRS promise low network build-out costs with economics that threaten to disrupt the DAS market... the technologies appeal to service providers as CBRS pioneers a significant change in spectrum management…. (and) traditional spectrum refarming cannot match the mobile broadband throughput demands with the migration to 5G".
|Ultimate Game Sale, Windows 10S, and more! | This Week On Windows|
This Week on Windows we show off the Surface Laptop with Windows 10S, get in on the Fate of the Furious, and showcase the biggest game titles in the Ultimate Game Sale. Topics covered on this week's episode include:
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|Time to Flourish|
Last spring I decided to cut down the rose bush by our back door. In the three years we’d lived in our home, it hadn’t produced many flowers, and its ugly, fruitless branches were now creeping in all directions.
But life got busy, and my gardening plan got delayed. It was just as well—only a few weeks later that rose bush burst into bloom like I’d never seen before. Hundreds of big white flowers, rich in perfume, hung over the back door, flowed into our yard, and showered the ground with beautiful petals.
My rose bush’s revival reminded me of Jesus’s parable of the fig tree in Luke 13:6–9. In Israel, it was customary to give fig trees three years to produce fruit. If they didn’t, they were cut down so the soil could be better used. In Jesus’s story, a gardener asks his boss to give one particular tree a fourth year to produce. In context (vv. 1–5), the parable implies this: the Israelites hadn’t lived as they should, and God could justly judge them. But God is patient and had given extra time for them to turn to Him, be forgiven, and bloom.
God wants all people to flourish and has given extra time so that they can. Whether we are still journeying toward faith or are praying for unbelieving family and friends, His patience is good news for all of us.
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|Microsoft, Facebook Agree to build High-speed Trans-Atlantic sub-Sea Cable|
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|How a Bitcoin Whitehat Hacker Helped the FBI Catch a Murderer|| |
An ethical hacker breached the database of a phony darknet website offering hitman services and leaked the data. The information from the data dump helped the FBI in their investigation of a man who murdered his wife.
In November 2016, Stephen Carl Allwine, 47, of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, killed his wife in “one of the most bizarre cases ever seen,” police officers reported. The husband tried to mask the murder as a suicide, including putting a 9 mm pistol next to Amy Allwine’s elbow. However, detectives arriving on the scene identified the case as murder and collected evidence — mostly electronic devices, such as computers — belonging to Mr. Allwine. Later on, in January, investigators arrested and charged Mr. Allwine with second-degree murder based on the forensic evaluation of the confiscated electronic equipment.
In May 2016, a hacker called “bRpsd” breached the database of a controversial hitman service offered on a darknet website. The service, “Besa Mafia,” offered a link between customers and hitmen, who could register on the site anonymously. The price for a murder ranged between $5,000 and $200,000, but clients seeking to avoid fatalities could also hire a contractor to beat up a victim for $500 or set somebody’s car on fire for $1,000.
The hacker uploaded the data dump to a public internet website. The leaked files contained user accounts, email addresses, personal messages between the Besa Mafia admin and its customers, “hit” orders and a folder named “victims,” providing additional information on the targets.
The breach highlighted the fake nature of the website, which operated only to collect money from the customers. Chris Monteiro, an independent researcher who also hacked into the site, stated the owner or owners of Besa Mafia had made at least 50 bitcoins ($127,500 based on the current value of the cryptocurrency) from the scam operation.
According to a message posted by a Besa Mafia administrator and uncovered in the dump, “[T]his website is to scam criminals of their money. We report them for 2 reasons: to stop murder, this is moral and right; to avoid being charged with conspiracy to murder or association to murder, if we get caught.”
The leak of the Besa Mafia database helped the police investigating the murder of Mrs. Allwine. As the officers analyzed her husband’s devices, they discovered the suspect had accessed the dark web as early as 2014. Furthermore, investigators identified the pseudonym Mr. Allwine used on the darknet, “dogdaygod,” which was also linked to his email, “firstname.lastname@example.org,” in some cases. Detectives found bitcoin addresses in the conversations between Besa Mafia and Mr. Allwine, which linked the husband directly to the “dogdaygod” pseudonym, providing authorities with necessary evidence for the case.
Eventually, law enforcement agents analyzed the data dump bRpsd leaked and discovered Mr. Allwine’s email in the list. In addition, investigators found messages between the suspect and the Besa Mafia admin. According to a criminal complaint, Mr. Allwine paid between $10,000 to $15,000 to the supposed hitman service to kill his wife. The complaint detailed how Mr. Allwine had decided to have the hitman shoot Mrs. Allwine at close range and burn down the house afterward.
However, once the funds were transferred, the Besa Mafia communicator told Mr. Allwine that “local police [have] stopped the hitman [from] driving a stolen vehicle and taken [him] to jail prior to the hit,” thus rendering him unable to complete his “service.” The complaint cited Sergeant McAlister who reported that during that time, “no one was apprehended in Minnesota and western Wisconsin in a stolen vehicle and possession of a gun.”
It is likely that the ethical hacker’s data breach had an impact on Mr. Allwine’s case; on March 24, 2017, the Washington County District Court charged him with first-degree murder. In addition, officers have gathered more evidence in the case — a drug called scopolamine was discovered at 45 times higher than the recommended level in Mrs. Allwine’s body. Investigators subsequently discovered that her husband had also ordered the substance on the dark web.
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|The Month in Review - The Most Popular Posts|
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|"The Flight" Chapter 2 of Apurvai, a travelogue by P.L. "PuLa" Deshpande|
Many years ago, I translated chapter 1 from the 1960 book. You don't HAVE TO read it to follow this chapter, but it is recommended. Unlike my other translations which were done from audio files of PuLa narrating his work, this one has been done from the actual book. So even Marathis who've never read the book will find something new here.
To set the stage a little, in this chapter, PuLa describes the experience of his first ever international flight. Based on the references to the Suez Crisis, I'm guessing it happened in 1956 or 1957. So almost 60 years ago! I was surprised to learn of the sheer number of stopovers flights had to make in those days. It is indeed a different era. But so much of what he writes resonated with me in terms of my experiences with international flights. Which is why I chose to translate this although it isn't as ROFLMAO funny as the previous chapter.
Usual caveats - Much of PuLa's humor comes from how he played with the Marathi language, and it can get lost in translation. But his observations and descriptions stay relevant even 55 years later.
Our flight to London from Santa Cruz airport was scheduled for 11 PM on August 20th. It wasn't my first time flying, but it was the first time I was flying to another country, that too on a huge airplane. I had been told to reach the airport about an hour before the flight. Even if I hadn't been told this, I would've gone there two hours before. Because even when I am taking an M.S.M. train (or as you kids today call it, Southern Railway), I go to the station an hour early. Even if I have a reserved seat.
I find it convenient to allow that buffer for unforeseen but predictable events like getting on the wrong train, not being able to find my compartment, taxi to the station breaking down, heavy rain causing waterlogging, forgetting some important stuff at home and realizing it halfway to the station, forgetting to fill the water bottle, and of course, panicking every few minutes thinking that I have either forgotten the ticket at home or lost it.
And of course, Indian Railways regularly contributes with unforeseen but predictable events of its own. Just as you've spread out a sheet on your berth and laid down, a railways employee comes and says the compartment has some problems, so we need to shift to another one. It takes about 45 minutes to find a porter, find the replacement compartment, and move all the luggage. It turns out that if you turn the lights on, the fan stops working, and if you turn the fan on, the lights stop working. Finally both are fixed, and when you go to the bathroom, there is no water in the compartment. So you have to stay awake till Lonand to find a guard and complain about it. If you're lucky, it'll get fixed by the time the train reaches Nira. Or then wait till Miraj at 5 AM so you can use the bathroom on the station.
So even if you go very early to the station, there's no guarantee that your rail journey will be pleasant. I wonder if we are destined to ever get railways that take the responsibility of passenger comfort seriously. Until then, there are only two ways to travel without any problems - on foot like Vinoba Bhave or by air.
Or so I thought.
When I bought my tickets at the Air India office, the lady behind the counter had told me to reach the airport at 9 PM. And then, flashing me a disarming smile, suggested that I call the airline before leaving to make sure the plane wasn't delayed. So just as we were about to leave, I remembered that smile and mentioned this to the huge contingent of friends, family, and neighbors gathered at our house to bid us farewell.
"Haha, don't be an idiot! It's a plane, not an ST bus to be delayed. Airlines operate with second-by-second precision!"
A friend, who had never traveled an inch north of Malad or south of Kala Ghoda, said making me feel like an idiot in front of everyone. This guy has always had this publicly dismissive attitude towards me. I don't know why I am still friends with him. When I told him I was being sent to England by Doordarshan, his first reaction was,
"You??? Why??? Looks like the government has too much money to waste!"
When I first wore the suit mentioned in the previous chapter, he laughed and said I looked like a trumpeter from one of the Dhobi Talao wedding bands. Totally unnecessary snark. But he can't help it. So even though he had no first hand experience on the matter, he stayed true to his nature and ridiculed me for wondering if I should call the airline to check the flight status.
My wife called the airline office anyway. And we came to know that because the incoming plane from Tokyo hadn't reached yet, our flight was delayed by two hours.
I winced. The idea of sitting in Mumbai's humidity for two more hours wearing a three piece suit, that noose-like tie, those damned expensive Chinese shoes, the nylon socks bought after the Middle East cooled down, and a thick coat meant for England's cold weather, was unbearable. I was tempted to take off all my clothes (except for one) and cal the whole thing off.
"So....will the plane depart exactly two hours later than scheduled?"
Someone from the annoyingly large farewell contingent asked, and that question suddenly made our house explode into a pointless deliberation that made it resemble a legislative body debating a useless resolution.
"Will the plane leave two hours later or do you go to the airport two hours later?"
"But does two hours really mean two hours?"
"But what does a plane coming from Tokyo have to do with an Air India flight going to London?"
"Let's say the plane reaches earlier than estimated......will it still leave two hours late or earlier than that?"
"Let's say that Tokyo flight is delayed by four hours instead, will your flight leave two hours late or four hours late?"
"Someone told me that last week a flight scheduled for midnight eventually departed after dawn. Is that true?"
"Are you sure it's a plane from Tokyo? Maybe it's Kyoto."
"I just called a friend of mine who works in a restaurant at the airport. He says there is some mechanical problem in this plane, and the Tokyo plane thing is just an excuse."
"So the flight might get cancelled?"
"Do they have a replacement plane? How many planes does All India Radio have anyway?"
"It's Air India, not All India Radio."
"Yeah, same difference."
"Mechanical problems......that's scary!"
"You both have life insurance, right?"
"Remember the plane that crashed at Cairo five years ago? My boss' nephew was on it. His wife got two million as compensation!"
"I've heard you can buy life insurance at the airport."
All this nonsense from people who had nothing to do with our travel whatsoever. I prayed to god to rescue me from this plane chaos by sending the plane he sent for Sant Tukaram.
"I'm telling you guys. Instead of spending the two hours sitting at home, spend them sitting at the airport. Let's say they repair the plane early and it leaves before time. What are you going to do? It's not like you can catch it on the way. It's not the Barshi-Pandharpur passenger train. Hehehehe!"
So finally, following the over-cautious traditions of my train journeys, we reached the airport at 9:30 PM for a plane that was scheduled to depart at 1:30 AM. Some of my other friends and colleagues were at the airport already to see me off. They either didn't know that the plane was delayed, or even if they knew, they were aware of my over-cautious traditions.
All my friends at the airport made me feel very awkward and also emotional by showering me with so many garlands and bouquets, that the airport officials thought I was a politician. And I had an epiphany at that moment - the greatest wealth in my life is my friends. If wealth were to be measured in friendships, I am probably richer than Tata-Birla combined. I have so many dear friends in so many walks of life! And so many of them had come late at night and out of the way to the airport to see me off.
I felt touched but also embarrassed. Firstly, I still wasn't sure I could pull off the suit-boot look. Having such a huge audience for it felt weird. And then there were these garlands and bouquets. I was overwhelmed. I have gotten used to getting such attention at functions and award shows and suchlike. But on this occasion, I was feeling like I had an emotional debt to pay off. Just popping by to say goodbye is one thing, but these guys had come all the way to the airport!
My embarrassment was compounded by the fact that I hadn't really done or achieved anything to deserve all the attention that night. When I get such attention after a successful theater performance, it's okay. At least I gave them some happiness, and they are appreciating it. But that night, my wife and I were just flying to England like thousands of people do everyday. And yet my mob of friends at the airport had made me feel like I was doing something special. With a luggage full of such love and good wishes, I started feeling confident that even if all the engines of the plane failed, I could fly anywhere I wanted.
The crowd of friends and all the flowers being heaped on me made the press photographers hanging around think that I was some big deal. They suddenly started snapping our pictures like paparazzi. In all this chaos, one of my friends went to the airport officials and convinced them to open a "VIP Lounge" for me. A sturdy fellow in a crisp uniform politely asked us to follow him to the VIP lounge.
At that moment, my wife looked at me happily with an expression that said - "all these years that I have put up with you are finally paying off!"
As we were led into the imposingly plush VIP lounge, I started feeling even more awkward. Given our colonial history, I know that "England returned" has a certain halo attached to it. But I had no idea that the halo starts appearing even before you leave India. I started feeling worried about the possibility of a real VIP showing up and frowning at how our raucous farewell contingent had made the VIP lounge resemble Khandke's chawl.
Even in all that chaos, I overheard one of the uniformed guys whispering to the other,
"Nowadays, any random person can become a VIP."
His colleague responded,
"Hoga koi Minister ka baccha nahi toh jamai!"
and walked away.
So I tried to appear and act as VIP-ish as possible. I went around folding my hands and solemnly thanking all the people who had come to see me off. Then I started giving away the garlands and bouquets to kids and being unnecessarily nice to them. Basically, emulating every aspect of VIP behavior that I could remember.
A few of the professional photographers kept taking pictures of all this, and then offered to send them to me. They helpfully quoted a "professional" rate for it that was ten times what it would cost to get a photo taken in my neighborhood studio. But I was pretending to be a VIP and had to play the part. Once I parted with all the advance payments for the photos, the expression on my face finally came to resemble something that actually deserved to be photographs. I have no idea where those expensive photos are now, by the way.
Eventually there was an announcement that the customs check process had started, and we finally prepared to leave that VIP cell....I mean lounge. While leaving, I handed a generous tip to the uniformed guys standing at the door. The astounded expressions on their faces made me realize that real VIPs probably never hand out any tips. They hand out only two things - promises or threats.
We left the lounge and walked straight to the weighing scales near the customs area. I put our bags on it one by one and felt relieved when each of them were a pound or so less than the 44 pound limit. My wife on the other hand seemed a little disappointed and said,
"Hmpf, I guess we could have taken a few more papads then."
I ignored her and walked to the customs booth, standing in front of the officer with an appropriately guilty expression on my face.
This was the second time in my life that I had faced a customs officer. A few years ago, when returning from Goa (then a Portuguese territory) I stood in front of a customs officer for the first time. Everyone in front of me had been questioned extensively and had their bags checked thoroughly. So I was already terrified. Even though there was no reason to be terrified. In the entire crowd there, we were probably the only ones returning from Goa without as much as a tiny piece of chocolate. But customs booths are one of those weirdly imposing places where I feel nervous by default.
Some people are scared of a dentist's chair. Not me. I have been to dentists many times. One dentist actually turned my simple complaint of an aching tooth into an imperative to extract it with the glee of a professional sadist. It hurt so much, I think I actually saw a few angels waiting to welcome me into heaven. But even then, the next time I went to a (different, obviously) dentist, I went with the ease with which I go to Kulkarni's restaurant to eat bhajiyas. No fear or worries. But put me in front of a custom's officer and my heart starts racing.
There are many random entries in my list of "people I am irrationally scared of". For some reason, I am terrified of every liftman. Not afraid of the actual lift, mind you. It's not like I am scared that the lift will plummet to the basement or anything. I am just scared of the liftmen, at least in Mumbai, where almost all of them seem to have a cold blank expression on their face. I am also terrified of waiters in fancy restaurants. If one is standing next to me, I feel so nervous that I invariably spill something. I was never scared of male teachers, but female teachers always petrified me. And I can slap a doctor on his back and sing songs with him even when he is in the middle of surgery, but when it comes to nurses, my hands start trembling even if I am handing them a note. I have no idea why I carry these bizarre fears in my heart.
That customs officer I encountered when returning from Goa had insulted me rather painfully! I still shudder and shed a tear when I think about it.
When it was my turn, he asked me my name, address, and profession. Those days, I earned my living in a college fostering deep hatred for literature among the students. As soon as I told the officer that I was a Professor, and that too of Marathi, he just looked straight into my eyes, and with an expression conveying immense pity, said,
"You can go."
He didn't ask to search my luggage, didn't ask me if I was carrying any contraband, didn't even ask me if I had anything to declare. With utter conviction that I lacked the ability or the means to smuggle in alcohol, gold, cigarettes, or anything like that, he sent me on my way. I have never felt more humiliated. I would've preferred it if he had instead put me through a two hour long interrogation under a bright lamp.
So that day in Mumbai airport, I was wondering if the customs officer in charge of examining departing passengers would be more respectful. He looked at my bags, then glanced at my face, and then wordlessly made some chalk markings on the bags and waved me through. Rude, isn't it?
Next my wife and I went to Passport Control. Our passports had been issued two years ago and were valid for three more years. But one of my friends in the farewell party had authoritatively said,
"Ohhhh.....just three years validity left? That might create problems. Good luck!"
I nervously handed over the passports to the officer. He glanced at them for a nanosecond and returned them to me. I was less worried about the validity and more worried about the passport photo. But the officer had evidently discovered some similarity between my passport photo and the way I actually look. Once we were done with that, a health officer quickly made sure we had taken the necessary vaccinations and we were done.
Once we got the "worthy of traveling abroad" certification from Pandit Nehru's people, all we could do was wait for the plane to leave. It was past midnight. The departure area at Santa Cruz is decorated and furnished in a very modern way. There are lots of comfortable couches and chairs for passengers to relax in. But my wife and I were sitting there uncomfortably, feeling out of place.
There was a European couple sitting in front of us. They seemed confused by Indian currency. These were the days when paisa coins co-existed with anna coins and the poor visitors had no idea if the many coins they had were worth five rupees or five annas. Hoping to give them a happy memory of Indian hospitality, I jumped in to offer unsolicited advice and ended up compounding their confusion even more. Finally my better half stepped in, sorted the whole thing out, and informed them that Indian women have a much better understanding of money than Indian men.
The European couple left for their flight and I started looking around at other fellow-passengers. With a parochial mindset, I went around to see if there were other Marathi folk there, and soon met a man named Patil and a student named Joshi. I was there representing the Deshpande name. All we were missing was a Kulkarni. If we had found one, we would have had Patil-Joshi-Deshpande-Kulkarni, the four pillars of the ancient Marathi administrative set-up. Sadly there was no Kulkarni on that flight, but it did end up having a pilot named Nadkarni. Nadkarni is essentially the South Kannada version of Kulkarni, so I guess we ended up with the full set eventually.
Around 1 AM, the plane's wings must have fluttered because suddenly, there was a lot of activity around us. The crowd started walking in one direction, and we went along. I looked at the glass barrier at the customs desk and saw our contingent was still patiently waiting. The elders had tears in their eyes and the younger lot looked like they were cracking stale jokes at our expense and passing them off as new.
When we eventually reached the gate, I confirmed three times that it was the right plane. Or else we'd wake up the next morning in Cochin instead of Cairo. I still carried emotional scars from the night at Pune station that I got on a train to go to Kolhapur and woke up the next morning to find I was in a compartment parked in the Pune railway yard. I have always had the kind of luck where I take a girlfriend to watch a movie on the sly and run into a nosy old relative who decided to come watch the same movie. And I couldn't afford to let that luck mess up international travel.
There was an air hostess standing at the door, welcoming us with an unnaturally wide smile. The rest of the crew, dressed in crisp dark trousers and skirts and blindingly white shirts, sporting wing shaped lapel pins and painstakingly groomed mustaches, was darting about doing their work. We reached our seats and stared out the tiny oblong window at the terminal, wondering if our friends and family were still there.
Once I was in the seat, I assured myself that despite all apparent obstacles, it now seemed like I would definitely go to England, and fastened the seat belt around my stomach. The engines started humming and the fans started rotating one by one. The plane got going. After zooming along the ground for a mile or so, it slowed down and stopped at the other end of the runway.
As soon as it stopped, I started fearing the worst. The plane had already been delayed by mechanical problems. I wasn't sure if they had fixed the problems completely or had postponed some repairs. Maybe now they'd discover more problems. I also carried emotional scars from bus drivers who'd make passengers board on a scorching hot day, bake them in that tin box for an hour while they waited, and then open the bonnet of the bus to examine what's wrong with the engine.
Luckily, nothing like that happened. In a couple of minutes, the plane started moving again, then sped up, and eventually left terra firma in a graceful glide. I watched the airport rapidly disappear from my view and before I knew it, Mumbai started resembling a gem-laden ornament below us. In that ornament, four million people were probably dreaming as they slept, while I sat with wide open eyes, realizing my childhood dream of foreign travel.
And next to me was my soul mate and my life partner accompanying me on this adventure. Over the previous twelve years, we had built many castles in the air together, while never feeling tempted to build a house on the ground. We never stayed in one place for more than 2-3 years anyway. We had in common a huge appetite for new challenges and new experiences. And the latest one was to be living in England for 5-6 months.
Our flight had been in the air for a while, and the plane was completely dark as was the sky outside, but I still couldn't sleep. The plane was completely packed and experienced travelers were already snoring. Our air-hostess was Japanese. She was promptly and efficiently offering candy and nuts to travelers with a studied smile straight out of the training syllabus. Her walk was brisk and her voice had the crispness of springtime.
I was feeling really hot. That damned suit on my body started feeling like clunky armor and I again cursed myself for wearing it on the plane. I looked around and was taken aback when I noticed at an Englishman sitting in front of me. Here I was, wearing a brand new three piece suit because I was going to his snooty country. And this dude was sitting there looking very relaxed in khaki shorts, a flannel shirt with some twenty five pockets, and a flimsy felt hat that did not match.
So I discreetly looked around at the other white people on the flight. Not a single one of them was dressed even as remotely formally as I was. Sitting there overdressed in that damned suit in the middle of the night, I started feeling like even more of a neophyte than I already was.
Suddenly the Japanese air-hostess appeared with a small wet towel on a plate. I eyed the towel suspiciously for a second. I had no idea what purpose a wet towel was supposed to serve at two in the morning. But I was brought up never to turn a plate away, so I picked up the towel and thanked her. I looked at my wife to see if she had any suggestions, but she was fast asleep. I slowly glanced across the aisle and saw that the guy there was gently rubbing the towel on his face. I did the same, and the cool cologne scented fabric gave me some relief from the intense heat I was experiencing.
Our massive jumbo jet was slicing through the darkness leaving cities and mountains behind. I was finally feeling a little drowsy. Almost everyone around me, including my wife, was already asleep. That Englishman with the khaki shorts was in fact trying to drown out the noise of the engine with his own booming multi-octave snores with his mouth open. The ex-subject of Her Majesty's realm inside me felt relieved to observe first-hand that even the English can snore with their mouths open. Because once our travel plans were made, I was a bit worried about that.
You see, I am one of "those" too. But over the course of my life, I have come across some impressively loud snorers. My grandma says that people with big hearts and minds snore the most. I don't know if there is any correlation between big bodies and big hearts and minds - I won't mind if there is. I started thinking a lot about snoring and hearts and minds. I do remember that I spent a lot of time thinking about it. But I don't know for how long, because the next thing I knew, I was waking up to the dawn's early light.
Our plane was flying over a huge desert. I noted how different this dawn was from any other dawn I had experienced in my life, thousands of miles over a limitless desert. This experience, coming right after I had experienced a darkness so different from any other darkness I had experienced in my life, spurred some philosophical and metaphorical thoughts. It felt like I was witness to the dawn of a new phase of my life. I thought about my recent years and realized that I hadn't really experienced real dawn in years. In Mumbai's fast-paced hectic life, by the time my day ended, it was usually well past midnight. So by the time I usually woke up, dawn would have given up on waiting for me and slid away, making way for harsh sunlight.
Our Japanese air-hostess, still looking as fresh as a dew-kissed flower, was making the rounds with hot fortifying beverages for the morning. I have never found those beverages particularly fortifying immediately after waking up, so I politely declined her offer of tea or coffee. Instead, I got up and headed to the bathroom. Taking care not to wake up or bump into any of the other passengers, I tiptoed my way to the front, and slowly opened the door to what I thought was the bathroom. Instead I found myself face-to-face with the fine gentlemen flying the plane. It was the cockpit door! I guess the expression on my face gave away what my need was because the co-pilot, without saying anything, pointed me to the correct door.
I finished my morning ablutions and returned to the seat to find the "fasten seatbelts" sign flashing. By the time I was able to find the belt and buckle it up, the plane had started its rapid descent. I looked out the window and saw that we were headed to a desert island surrounded by more desert. I assumed it was Cairo, our first stopover. I started looking around the landscape in the hopes of spotting some pyramids. By the time I spotted a bump that I thought was a pyramid and was about to point it out to my wife, the plane was touching down, and before I knew it, it was standing stationary in a foreign land.
I looked at the dinky terminal outside the window and was a little disappointed that a city as renowned as Cairo should have an airport that looks more like an ST bus stand. But once we got off the plane, I learned that we were not in Cairo, but in some place called "Bahrain" instead. I felt a bit like Columbus who reached land confident that he was in India but then discovered that he was instead in some strange land he did not know anything about. And I felt relieved that I had not pointed out those supposed pyramids to my wife.
I had never heard of Bahrain before and had no idea where the hell it exactly was or why we were there instead of Cairo. But we walked into the terminal and headed for the restaurant. I learned that there were oilfields nearby and that Bahrain is a small island nation that is known for its oilfields. That was pretty much all we learned about the place.
We sat in the restaurant, ordered tea, and waited while the plane was refueled. The tea arrived after a long time. One sip of that concoction and I was convinced that in Bahrain, they used dried date palm leaves in lieu of tea leaves and the milk probably came from a camel instead of a cow. Over the course of my life, I have tasted many different kinds of tea......except of course the spilled tea from Mongini's mentioned in the previous chapter. Tea served in small glass tumblers in Mumbai, tea served in mud bowls on the banks of the Narmada, tea served in metallic cups in Madras, masala milk tea, railway station tea flavored with charcoal, tea without milk, tea without sugar, and even Chinese tea made from jasmine flowers. But I will never EVER forget that horrible tea from Bahrain airport. I will happily drink the bitterest castor potion than drink that tea again.
Well, at least the tea was free, because it was paid for by the airline.
Pretty soon, the plane was ready and we all climbed back into its belly. The plane took off soon and headed for Cairo. The flight from Bahrain to Cairo was essentially just desert after desert after desert. Once in a while, just as a change of scenery, there would be a small strip of water. But otherwise, totally barren. Not a single glimpse of green.
And that's when I really understood why the green flag of Islam came was hoisted in these deserts first. The prophet was very clever in choosing the color green for his flag. It is obvious why millions of Arabs enthusiastically followed that rare pleasant colored flag. I'm sure that the green flag was as instrumental in the spread of Islam as the Koran was. Add to it the moon that the desert dwellers probably equated with the relief provided by night, and I felt I had to applaud the prophet for his grasp of semiotics.
It was about 8:30 in the morning. I was staring at the desert out the window hoping to spot a camel train. But in vain. I did spot a lot of dry river beds though. Soon the sun got really bright and the glare made it difficult to keep looking outside. Soon our plane moved from the sea of sand to a sea of water. Being geographically challenged, I first decided it was the Red Sea, then the Caspian Sea, then the Black Sea, and then the Dead Sea. I still have no idea which one it was.
A while later, there were murmurs all around that we were flying over the Suez Canal. All passengers looked out the windows, identified the first strip of water they could find, and assured themselves that it was the Suez Canal. Again, no idea if any of those were actually the Suez Canal. From the height we were flying at, every strip of water looked as tiny as the Fergusson College canal in Pune. But in one strip, I spied some dots that seemed like boats and I silently convinced myself that it was indeed the Suez Canal. It was hard to believe that this tiny strip of water was responsible for almost starting World War 3 and almost sinking my travel plans.
When your plane is flying so high that you can only see the sky and clouds above you as well as below you, you can't help but get philosophical. You forget any fears you have about the plane crashing. Looking at creation from a height that makes even seas look like saucers of water makes you realize how insignificant you are in the whole scheme of things. As our plane flew towards Cairo, I couldn't help but realize that I was looking at the cradle of civilization. These deserts were where the Babylonian, Sumerian, and Assyrian civilizations had once bloomed. Where the library of Alexandria was once home to millions of of books that were burned. I'm assuming some Big Four or Big Five must have had a summit even then and decided that burning books was in the best interests of the world.
As impressive as the sights of great oceans, great skies, and great lands is while flying, one look at the great space when flying above clouds make them all pale in comparison. And you start wondering what the whole point of creation is, and whether you make any difference to it whatsoever.
Our plane was about to reach Cairo soon and I started thinking about it. Egypt is an ancient civilization, much like India. Historians have discovered that trade and cultural links between Egypt and India date back millenia. This is the land that saw rich culture flourish for millenia even before Christ was born. And when Christ was born, the bright star that shone was above these lands too. This is the land where Jews, Christians, and Muslims found their faiths and then unfurled the blood-soaked flags of those faiths.
I was in the middle of these thoughts and didn't even realize when I dozed off. The next thing I knew, someone was yelling "KAHIRO!!!!", waking me up.
The first sight I saw at Cairo airport was of battle-ready fighter jets. Next to them were imposing anti-aircraft guns with their barrels pointed to the sky. The stage seemed to be set for the next big war. The only question seemed to be which actors would enter the stage first and who the director would be. Actors from dozens of countries seemed to be ready, with war-paint on, or make-up on. Who knew when the final act would start and when it would end.
When I read a big sign that said, "WE WELCOME YOU TO EGYPT", I felt like someone had sprayed a stream of cold water on my face on an oppressively hot day. Why shouldn't all human beings be welcomed heartily all over this little planet of ours? Although as long as there exist things like passports and visas, built on an assumption of distrust of fellow human beings, can we really expect true expressions of such humanity? The sign that said "WE WELCOME YOU TO EGYPT"....to any "you" who reached there, regardless of race, religion, gender, creed.....why shouldn't such signs and more importantly sentiments, be displayed everywhere?
The funny thing is, this "WE WELCOME YOU TO EGYPT" sign was right next to the massive anti-aircraft guns and the irony endemic to human existence tickled me and troubled me in equal amounts.
We headed to the restaurant inside the terminal. The waiters there were very friendly and polite, and served us some divine Egyptian coffee. Compared to Mumbai airport, I thought Cairo airport was small. There was a lot of new construction happening around us though. Egypt is currently in the midst of writing a new chapter in its history. Everybody is watching carefully to see which way their new statesman (Nasser) takes them.
It was in Cairo airport that I first encountered Egyptian people. And as I examined their appearance carefully, I wondered how many Egyptians there might be in Mumbai too. Because in terms of appearance, I didn't really see any major differences between Egyptians and Indians. Beyond the facts I had memorized in my childhood to score 2 marks in the history exam, such as pyramids, mummies, pharaohs, and the Nile river, my knowledge about Egypt was as barren as their desert. I had never even thought about anyone living in Egypt other than Cleopatra, General Najeeb, and now this Nasser fellow.
Suddenly, I was overcome by a profound sense of ignorance and curiosity as a foreigner in a foreign land. And sitting there in the Cairo airport, I started thinking about how day-to-day life in Egypt must be and how I knew nothing about it. How do school teachers, lawyers, and bureaucrats here dress? Is it similar to how those folks dress in India? What is the most popular item in a typical restaurant in Egypt? Do wives here refer to their husbands by name or is there some tactful pronoun that has been coined for the purpose like in India? With each passing second, the expanse of my ignorance about this fascinating culture seemed to exceed the expanse of the desert.
Then I started thinking about the people who worked at that airport. For them, a typical day consisted of interacting with travelers from dozens of different countries, for maybe an hour or two at a time, before they went on their way and were replaced by a different set of foreigners. Do they feel the same sense of curiosity and note their ignorance about other cultures? Or has it become just a mundane feature of their lives by now? Do they actively notice the multi-colored lattice of different races and nationalities or does it just pass by in the blink of an eye like a frame from a cinema reel?
I spent the rest of the time in Cairo thinking about all this before we were called back to the plane. The next stopover was Geneva in Switzerland. As our plane surged through the clouds, we gradually left the desert behind and were soon traveling over Europe. Specifically, Italy, as the pilot informed us.
While I was almost entirely ignorant about Egypt except for its ancient history and contemporary politics, I at least knew more about Italy thanks to all the books I had read. Names like Rome, Venice, and Naples started swimming around in my head. I decided that if the plane had to crash right now, I would want it to do so near Naples. I had read that Naples was home to some of the most awe-inspiring sculptures in the world. So if my plane crashed in Naples, I could drag myself to those sculptures, see them first hand, and then die happy.
Yes, I know it is morbid to keep pondering the possibility of the plane crashing but that's how I am and be honest, aren't you too?
But the plane kept going. I kept looking at the Italian landscape underneath and we didn't see Naples or Venice. But we did fly over Rome. It was hard to miss. As I looked at the distant but clear images of various buildings and cathedrals in Rome, I first felt a great sense of satisfaction at seeing them first hand. Then I compensated for the unfamiliar bliss by berating myself for still not having read Gibbon's "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" even after buying it years ago. I made a mental note to read it as soon as I returned home.
When you're flying over different countries of the world, you think more about what you haven't read about those lands than what you have read. In another hour or so, our plane was flying over the gorgeous alps and I realized we were in Europe's Eden.
Soon the plane touched down in Geneva. I had heard a lot of cautionary tales about how the cold in Europe is way worse than anything I might have experienced in India. I experienced it first hand as I walked into the Geneva airport and felt like I had walked into a massive refrigerator. And this was just August! So I shivered a little and prepared for six more months of this inhumanly cold weather. No wonder these white folks ran away and captured our warmer lands.
As soon as I stepped into the chilly Geneva airport, my brain initiated a flashback from 20 years ago from my college days in Pune. I had grown up in Mumbai, where it never gets even remotely chilly. Then in Pune in the winters, every so often, I would wake up to such a chilly morning. It felt more bracing than oppressive, making me feel like running all the way across the world. I had always thought cold weather would make me feel like a shriveled old man, but instead, it made me feel like a daring young man, ready to achieve anything!
Anyway, we walked into the restaurant at the Geneva airport and it looked more like a flower shop than a restaurant. The faces of all the staff members were fresh and enthusiastic like recently bloomed lilies. There was a spring in their step. It didn't look like anyone could ever age, and everyone looked like they were in their 20s even though they probably weren't. We were served coffee in a very elegantly crafted glass cup. And it tasted divine and almost intoxicating. I wondered that if even the coffee here gets my pulse racing so much, what will stronger beverages do? I had heard that Switzerland is a place where extreme beauty and extreme pleasure is the default and my experiences at their airport confirmed it.
I didn't even realize when that stopover at Geneva ended. It was cold, but I was surrounded by beauty, human and non-human, and I felt more alive than I ever had. Before I got back on the plane, I turned around and took a 360 degree mental picture of all I could see of Switzerland from that terminal. The tall trees sheltering cute little houses, the snow-covered peaks of the Alps kissing the deep blue sky. I promised myself to return for a more leisurely visit. When the plane took off, I was looking at a meandering little river as it flowed through the verdant Swiss countryside, when suddenly, our plane ascended above the clouds. And those fluffy white things that a few hours earlier had seemed gorgeous, now seemed like villains for blocking my view of the Swiss landscape. Our journey continued.
The next stop was to be at Dusseldorf in Germany, It had been over 20 hours since we took off from Mumbai. The hands of my watch had already been rotated many times by then. Every hour, the pilot made announcements about how high we were flying, what the temperature outside was, what the local time was, and so on. Passengers around us were saying random things in response to those announcements like, "Oh! 18,000 feet? That's nice! Very high!"
We were flying through clouds at that moment, so I personally couldn't tell the difference between 18,000 feet and 18 million feet. Honestly, this whole thing of estimating distances has been a challenge for me, whether I am in the air or on the ground. Whenever I read about some witness in court say stuff like "the accused was 19 feet away from me", I feel jealous of his ability to express distance so precisely. Because I absolutely suck at it. I can't even remember the inches in my own measurements for shoes, hats, collars, socks, and so on. When a shoe salesman asks what size I want, I just give him the chappals I am wearing then and ask him to figure it out. I have immense respect for people who go shoe shopping and say stuff like "Bring me Number 8 pairs".
And when someone remembers the precise date on which something happened, I feel overcome enough with admiration to go hug them. When I hear someone say stuff like, "I remember it was July 17th...", I am amazed. I suck at dates too. Which is why I always sucked at history in school. Even now, I remember only three dates - Shivaji Maharaj died in 1680, the 1857 uprising happened in 1857, and using multiple reminder mnemonics, my wife's birthday. Other than these three, I have no idea of any other dates. You can ask me when India gained independence and I will try to hedge between 1947 and 1950.
Anyway, the point is, I am horrible with anything that is expressed numerically. So even before I could figure out how high 18,000 feet exactly is, our plane was touching down in Dusseldorf. Before I knew it, we were surrounded by cries of "Achtung! Achtung!" and "Gut! Gut!". My wife and I walked to the terminal, now sick of this sequence of stopovers. Yes. I was in Germany with its rich history and culture and intriguing contemporary split between East and West, but I didn't give a damn. The aforementioned Joshi and Patil left us here and we sat there hoping that we'd reach London before we died of boredom.
Why does the final stretch of the journey always seem to last the longest? Even when I am traveling from Pune to Mumbai by train, it is the same. The time from Pune to Thane or Kalyan seems to breeze by in a happy procession of vada, omelets, chikki, etc. But from there, Mulund, Bhandup, Vikroli, Dadar, etc seem to take an eternity to pass by. Very annoying! It's the same with other trips too. When you're taking a train from Mumbai to Delhi, everything seems great until you reach Mathura, and then after that, things seem to slow down. If you're going from Mumbai to Nagpur. it is Wardha that is the tipping point after which it is all yawns and polite curses.
The flight from Dusseldorf to London seemed similarly annoying and yawn-inducing. Finally, after about the hundredth yawn, the plane started barreling downwards. All the passengers around us seemed to have perked up as the plane continued descending. Finally there was a bump and the plane started slowing down. And a few passengers around me echoed my thoughts,
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Nashville audiences have long been noted for their generosity in rewarding performances with a standing ovation - to the point that they have become rather commonplace - but never before have we witnessed a "standing O" at the end of a particularly raucous, thoroughly inspiring and resolutely entertaining musical number. That is, we had never seen it happen until opening night at the conclusion of the rousing and rollicking "A Musical" that comes midway through Act One of Something Rotten!, the uproarious Broadway hit that made its Music City debut at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall on Tuesday evening.
The astounding phenomenon was not a knee-jerk reaction to someone standing up first or any sense of the obligatory. Rather, you could feel the energy moving throughout the house as the number was performed so brilliantly onstage and, if you were paying attention, you could feel it building to the point that audience members simply had to leap to their feet to show their appreciation of a peculiarly American art form, in general, and Something Rotten!, in particular. If you were there, the sense of joie de vivre was palpable from the very first notes of the song and as it was delivered by the remarkable ensemble onstage, the sustained "standing O" only seemed apropos to the moment.
Thoroughly delightful and eminently entertaining, "A Musical" features affectionate nods to some 20 or more legendary musicals, gleefully recalling signature musical motifs from particular songs or lyrics interpolated for maximum impact. If it doesn't make you love musicals at least a little bit more than you did when you walked into the theater, nothing will.
How many times have you experienced something like that? The exhilaration that comes from seeing top-flight actors performing at the very top of their game, the quintessential moment that is the essence of that to which every musical theater creative team aspires. Co-composer - and Nashville's own - Wayne Kirkpatrick, eager to see how his hometown audiences would respond to his first foray into the rarefied world of the Broadway musical, must have been floating on air as the general hubbub of opening night reached its zenith (and remained there) throughout the remainder of the two and a half hours of mirthful merriment and musical effervescence that continued to reverberate throughout the building, sending audiences home on a cloud of pure joy. You really should have been there - it was a night for the history books of musical theater in a city known far and wide for its music.
To put it succinctly: Something Rotten! is a great big hit, the kind of theatrical achievement of showbiz legend and a joyous cavalcade of musical theatre tropes that are rendered herein as if they were something new and unique. Somehow, the highly original show - with Tony Award-nominated music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and his brother Karey Kirkpatrick, and book by John O'Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick and conceived by the Kirkpatrick brothers - manages to bridge the gap between audience members who thrive on such creativity and artistic achievement and those who tend to disdainfully look down their collective nose at such lighter than air, buoyant entertainment.
A witty and whimsical takeoff on Shakespeare - he's portrayed as a rock star of the Renaissance era and as the bane of the existence of the two Bottom brothers, Nigel and Nick, who are the show's primary protagonists - and the struggle of his contemporaries to compete with his prolific and popular works for the theater, Something Rotten! is rather unique in these days of movies turned into musicals and revivals of classic works by the legendary composers and lyricists of Broadway's golden era. And while it calls upon its forebears to provide musical context and literary references, it's a wholly new story that engages its audiences from the very beginning ("Welcome to the Renaissance") all the way through to the show's finale, set appropriately enough in the New World where the idea of a show in which an actor stops speaking long enough to break into song (which, of course, advances the plot and aids in character development - and there's something called a dance break) is sure to take hold.
Along the way, there's enough spectacle and theatrical wizardry - thanks in large part to the production's exquisite aesthetic design which includes vibrant and colorful scenery by Scott Pask, gorgeous, eye-popping costumes by Gregg Barnes, evocative lighting by Jeff Croiter and all the ancillary accoutrement supplied by more of Broadway's very best - to keep the most ardent of musical theater lovers on the edge of their seats. Plus, the ample irreverence and tongue-in-cheek approach to the material ensures that even the freshest of neophytes will discover much to love about Something Rotten!
Directed with his expected aplomb and obvious love for what he's doing by Tony winner Casey Nicholaw (his resume includes The Book of Mormon, The Drowsy Chaperone, Monty Python's Spamalot), who also supplies the tremendous choreography that makes Something Rotten! more exhilarating than one could possibly hope for, the production that was nominated for 10 Tony Awards in 2015 is a love letter to the escapism and sense of wonder that is so much a part of musical theater. If you go to see it, and you certainly should (make no mistake about that), you'll find yourself caught up in the pageantry and pomp of the show to the point that your love of musicals will deepen, your appreciation for the art form heightened by the antics of Nicholaw's superb cast.
With the memorable score, crafted by the brothers Kirkpatrick, and the sharply written book by O'Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick - which is replete with enough doubles entendre and witty rejoinders to keep your brain whirling throughout - Something Rotten! is sure to one day be considered a musical theater classic on its own astonishing merits, its obvious appreciation of all the remarkable shows that have come before it only underscoring the creative team's love for the very genre it playfully and artfully sends up with its structure.
Led by Rob McClure and Josh Grisetti as Nick and Nigel Bottom, the siblings who find themselves out of the spotlight since the meteoric rise of Shakespeare's (played with sex appeal and bombast by Adam Pascal) star, Nicholaw's talented ensemble bring the show to life with enough energy to power a major metropolitan city! As the two Bottoms struggle to create their own masterpiece (Richard II, plans for which are scrapped when "The Bard" writes his own script about that British monarch after he's already produced Richard III - "Who goes backwards?" Nick implores), we watch their company of actors chew the scenery and act up a veritable storm to bring a new show to life during Elizabethan times. All manner of zany hilarity ensues in the process and McClure and Grisetti keep the action moving along at a fair pace with their commitment to their characters.
Pascal powers his way through the show to leave an indelible mark as The Bard, exuding a sexy sensuality that explains why he's so idolized by his adoring fans. The guy sure knows how to wear a codpiece! His performance of "Will Power," in which he's backed up by four hot boy dancers, serves as the perfect introduction to Shakespeare and his astounding way with words.
While McClure, Grisetti and Pascal definitely have the larger, showier roles in Something Rotten!, they are surrounded by estimable talent in every scene, including the scene-stealing Blake Hammond as Thomas Nostradamus, the soothsaying nephew of the Nostradamus, who foretells of the creation of musical theater; the fey and funny Scott Cote as Brother Jeremiah, as a light-in-the-loafers Puritan zealot; the stereotype-defying (or should that be "-defining"?) Jeff Brooks as Shylock; the outlandish Joel Newsome as Lord Clapham, the brother's initial patron; and the showstopping Nick Rashad Burroughs as the minstrel who welcomes us to the Renaissance in the show's opening number.
Maggie Lakis is wonderful as Nick Bottom's loyal and devoted wife, Bea, a proto-feminist centuries ahead of her time, and Autumn Hurlburt is ideal as the object of Nigel's ardor, Portia, the daughter of the closeted Puritan who's trying to shut down every theater in town.
Giving ample support throughout are the remaining members of Nicholaw's all-dancing, all-singing ensemble who portray the various and sundry Renaissance regulars who populate the imaginative world in which the Bottoms and Shakespeare vie for prominence. They sing! They dance! They act! - all while being tremendously, heart-stoppingly watchable. Thanks, Something Rotten! for giving us a chorus of gorgeous girls and handsome boys to keep our attention focused where it needs to be.
Brian P. Kennedy conducts the 15-member orchestra with confidence and a sense of theatrical bravado required - nay, demanded - by such onstage antics, which includes some of Nashville's most talented players in the pit.
Something Rotten! Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell. Music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick. Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw. Musical direction by Brian P. Kennedy. Production stage managed by Jeff Norman. Scenic design by Scott Pask. Costume design by Gregg Barnes. Lighting design by Jeff Croiter. Sound design by Peter Hylenski. Hair Design by Josh Marquette. Makeup design by Milagros Medina-Cerdeira. Presented by HCA TriStar Broadway at TPAC Series at Andrew Jackson Hall at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Nashville. Through Sunday, July 2. Running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes (with one 15-minute intermission). For details, go to www.tpac.org.
photos by Jeremy Daniel
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"Behind every storm cloud is a silver lining."
This old adage has been my mantra in the last few days. My life, in every aspect, is in such a turmoil. Maybe I'm at the peak of what they call quarter-life crisis. Whatever this is I am going through, I am in dire need of every encouragement I could get. Seeing this beautiful spectacle one afternoon feels like I just got the best cheer, and from the Master above nonetheless. Now, I feel I can go on and move forward no matter what's thrown at me - because I know, something wonderful is just waiting to happen. I am that positive. Thank You Papa God. :)
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World No. 1 Andy Murray could face Stanislas Wawrinka in the quarter-finals of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships after being drawn in the upper end of the men's singles bracket on Friday.
Murray will face either a qualifier or a lucky loser in the first match of his Wimbledon title defence, and the competition's official Twitter account teased some of the prospective fixtures in the final eight:
Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic will be looking to put some of this year's disappointments behind him as he prepares to open his campaign against Martin Klizan.
In the women's singles, top seed Angelique Kerber and Karolina Pliskova were drawn in the top half of the bracket, while Simona Halep and Elena Svitolina took their spots in the bottom half.
Ben Rothenberg of the New York Times provided a look at the men's draw in full:
Read on for a more detailed breakdown and preview of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships' first round following Friday's draw announcement.
Murray may be ranked as top seed in the men's singles entering his Wimbledon title defence, but spirits are hardly at their strongest after he exited this month's AEGON Championships in the opening round.
The Scot has appeared in two ATP finals this year, and although he's yet to add any silverware to his collection in 2017, coach Ivan Lendl is confident regarding his charge's chances, per BBC Sport's David Ornstein:
Djokovic will be another high-profile star seeking at least some redemption at SW19, although world No. 44 Klizan is among the more difficult fixtures he could have been handed outside the seeded ranks.
The Serb's run through England's capital won't be an easy one, either, as Reem Abulleil of Sport 360 illustrated he won't have to wait long before the competition really begins to heat up:
Seven-time champion Roger Federer will begin his search for an all-time record eighth Wimbledon crown against Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov, with hopes high after enjoying something of a resurgence in 2017 so far.
Nadal has exhibited a rejuvenation of monstrous proportions in recent months and tightened his grip as the French Open's all-time most successful star after adding an unprecedented 10th Roland Garros title to his trophy cabinet.
But the clay season has made way for grass, meaning the Spaniard may no longer be the frontrunner to run riot as he has done at recent competitions.
The women's bracket also features a selection of tantalising potential fixtures as early as the round of 16, as Jose Morgado of Portuguese daily Record posted the women's singles bracket in full:
Serena Williams' pregnancy means the reigning champion will not return to defend her Wimbledon crown, but as was shown by Jelena Ostapenko's shock victory at the French Open, women's titles seem there for the taking.
An open field has emerged in Williams' absence, and Johanna Konta worsened world No. 1 Kerber's 2017 woes with a win at the AEGON International on Thursday, per WTA Insider:
Konta beat Kerber and French Open-winner Ostapenko in the same day to prove her Wimbledon credentials just days prior to the tournament getting underway in earnest, and she'll face Su-Wei Hsieh in the first round.
However, that's provided she's fit to feature in the competition. BBC Sport reported on Friday that Konta was forced to withdraw from the semi-finals in Eastbourne due to a back injury she suffered from a fall during her clash with Kerber.
It's also been reported fourth seed Svitolina is an injury doubt heading to London after she picked up a foot concern at the AEGON Classic, per the official WTA website. She's due to take on Australian Ashleigh Barty in the first round.
At least one American will drop at the first hurdle after Shelby Rogers was drawn against compatriot Julia Boserup.
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IDC评述网（idcps.com）06月30日报道：三周前宣布收购Hexadite公司，希望整合后者的安全事件检测、调查和补救工具到Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection套件中来进一步提升安全性能。而今天微软再次...
|Parisa Tabriz, "Hacker" Wanita yang Jadi Bos di Google|
KOMPAS.com - Google merekrut banyak peretas untuk melindungi sistemnya dari gangguan pihak luar. Tugas mereka adalah mencari lubang keamanan dalam sistem sebelum ditemukan peretas jahat.
Salah satu peretas yang direkrut Google adalah wanita 31 tahun bernama Parisa Tabriz yang di kalangan karyawan Google dijuluki sebagai "Security Princess." Kenapa bisa dijuluki seperti itu?
Menurut Parisa yang kini menjabat sebagai Head of Security di tim peramban Google Chrome mengatakan bahwa ia memang meminta mendapatkan nama jabatan yang tidak terlalu serius.
"Saya rasa gelar Information Security Engineer kedengarannya membosankan, semua pria-pria di Google kerjanya sangat serius, karena itu julukan "Security Princes" rasanya lebih cocok," ujar wanita keturunan Iran-Amerika ini kepada Telegraph (4/10/2014).
Gelar Security Princess itu pun dipakai Parisa di dalam kartu namanya.
Parisa kini menjadi salah satu anomali di Silicon Valley, bukan hanya karena ia seorang wanita, namun juga menjadi bos dan memimpin 30 ahli yang tersebar di AS dan Eropa.
Parisa yang pada tahun 2012 pernah masuk dalam daftar 30 orang di bawah umur 30 tahun yang layak diperhatikan yang dibuat oleh Forbes itu mengatakan bahwa masih sediktinya wanita dalam industri teknologi juga disebabkan karena wanita masih meremehkan dirinya masing-masing.
Äda studi yang dilakukan beberapa tahun lalu yang mempertanyakan mengapa orang-orang meninggalkan kuliah ilmu komputer mereka," katanya.
"Wanita yang drop-out cenderung memiliki nilai rata-rata B minus dan alasan utamanya adalah pelajaran yang susah, sementara pria yang keluar rata-rata memiliki nilai C dan alasan mereka adalah ilmu itu tidak menarik," lanjut Parisa.
"Di industri keamanan komputer, keahlian itu lebih penting daripada jenis kelamin, pria atau wanita, untuk mendapatkan pekerjaan itu, kita harus berusaha semaksimal mungkin," demikian tegasnya.
Sebagai white-hat hacker, Parisa merasa keberadaan mereka perlu lebih dipromosikan. Ia mencontohkan kasus pembobolan iCloud yang mengakibatkan beredarnya foto-foto bugil artis-artis Hollywood.
" Hacker butuh publikasi yang lebih baik, semua harus tahu bahwa tidak semua dari kami berperilaku negatif seperti itu," ujarnya.
|Plane inside clouds in WarBirds for Atari Lynx - 10.26.2008|
Plane inside clouds in WarBirds for Atari Lynx - 10.26.2008
Screenshot from the Atari Lynx WarBirds game, an air combat game. This screen shot shows the plane inside the clouds
|Senior Sales Engineer||CA-Santa Clara, CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,|
|7,000-Year-Old High Altitude Site Discovered in Peru||PUNO, PERU—A site discovered in Peru at 12,500 feet above sea level suggests that hunter-gatherers lived all-year-round at very high altitudes beginning at least 7,000 years ago. USA TODAY reports that archaeologists uncovered the remains of 16 individuals at the site of Soro Mik'aya Patjxa in the Andean Highlands, as well as stone points, animal bones—likely of the vicuña, a relative of the llama—and evidence of wild tubers. According to the researchers, several factors point to the group's permanent residence in upper altitudes, including the lack of any imported materials found at the site, the great distance to lower elevations in the area, and the results of stable isotope analysis on their bone material, which yielded low oxygen and high carbon isotope ratios, indicating a life spent in thin air and dizzying heights. To read more about archaeology in Peru, go to “An Overlooked Inca Wonder.”|
|SUNY Taps Oracle Cloud to Modernize Infrastructure and Protect Data||The State University of New York is making a big move to the cloud in an effort to modernize its IT infrastructure and support next-generation learning. |
|Free Tiny GUI Tool to Deploy OVA or OVF to All Versions of VMware vSphere: VMDeployer 1.1 Released||With the release of version 1.0 of our free GUI tool to deploy virtual machines on all platforms, we’ve successfully solved the issue of deploying our search appliance using the vSphere Web Client. We have a few more happy new customers ever since. However, it could not deploy the NSX manager because 1.0 does not […]|
|Online Code Sessions on JAX-RS, JSON API, and Java EE|
With the Java EE 8 release coming up this summer, now is the best time to get up to speed with important APIs. You are invited to a free Code Online webinar to learn about key Java EE 8 APIs and how to connect your mobile applications to a Java EE backend. Join us for three hours of server-side development. For your convenience, the webinars are available in three time zones.
Here are the sessions!
Reactive REST Clients in a Microservices Landscape with David Delabassee. When designing microservices exchanges, REST is clearly the most popular approach, i.e. the de-facto standard. JAX-RS API hides all the low-level details behind RESTful calls. Complexity really starts to arise when multiple remote services need to be consumed in highly efficient manner. During this technical session, we will cover in details different solutions and best practices to efficiently consume REST services. This includes:
- Synchronous Vs. Asynchronous
How to use the new JSON Binding API with Dmitry Kornilov. JSON support is an important part of Java EE. This session provides a deep dive into JSON-P and JSON-B APIs explains how they are connected and can be used together. We will introduce and demonstrate new JSON-P features such as JSON Patch, JSON Pointer, and JSON Merge Patch as well as JSON-B features such as default and customized mapping, adapters, and serializers.
Enterprise Functionality for Mobile Apps with Johan Vos
Today an increasing number of companies and organizations are facing demands from their users (customers, partners, employees, and end-users) to make their enterprise functionality available via mobile apps. While many concepts that are used on the web also apply to mobile apps, the users of those apps typically expect more than just a website. In this session, we will demonstrate how you can reuse your existing investments in enterprise code and infrastructure, and easily add a mobile channel. We will demonstrate how the Oracle Cloud provides a great platform for bridging the gap between your enterprise code and the mobile apps your users are asking for.
Register now for the event in your timezone. These sessions are part of the server-side track. You will also have access to four more tracks including database, mobile, DevOps and full stack tracks.
|Massive Open Online Course: Java Microservices|
Learn to create RESTful Java microservices using Spring Boot and deploy them to the Cloud.
In this new Java microservices massive open online course (MOOC), you will create your own microservices using Spring Boot. With Spring Boot, you will be able to develop a stand-alone, production grade application, in easy to deploy JAR or WAR formats.
Microservices are a compilation of independently deployable, small and modular application services. Each microservice has defined input and output exposed through RESTful endpoints. As a result, you can scale, replace and link to other services, such as caching, without any architectural changes.
This 3-week course covers:
The MOOC format:
After the 3 weeks
The course will start March 13th, 2017. Space is limited. Register now
|Read Oracle Database 12.2 New Features Manual||I just finished reading the Oracle database 12c new features manual. I have postponed looking at 12.2 until now because for a long time 12.2 was not available for download even though it was available in Oracle’s cloud. Once the download became available I installed 12.2 in a test virtual machine but did not get […]|
|Fox & Friends ignores WSJ report suggesting possible Russia collusion||
President Donald Trump’s favorite morning news show, Fox News’ Fox & Friends, completely ignored a Wall Street Journal report about a Republican Party operative who sought former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s emails from Russian hackers and who may have been working with then-Trump senior adviser Michael Flynn.
On June 29, the Journal (which is owned by Rupert Murdoch, who also owns Fox News) reported that before the 2016 presidential election, GOP operative Peter Smith “mounted an independent campaign to obtain emails he believed were stolen from Hillary Clinton’s private server, likely by Russian hackers.” Smith “implied that he was working” with Flynn during his “conversations with members of his circle and with others he tried to recruit to help him,” according to the report. The FBI has previously said that it could not find definitive proof that Clinton’s server had been hacked.
Media Matters searched SnapStream for “wall,” “street,” and “Flynn” on morning shows of Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN that aired on June 30 and found that Fox & Friends did not mention the story even once. By contrast, CNN’s New Day covered the story in multiple segments, and MSNBC’s Morning Joe hosted the Journal reporter who broke the story to discuss it.
Fox & Friends has repeatedly dismissed the investigation into Russian interference in the election and whether there was any collusion between the Trump campaign and tried to delegitimize the FBI Russia probe, claiming there's "no evidence" of collusion. Their failure to report the story is yet another effort by the hosts to cover for Trump, who regularly watches and praises the show and has drawn upon it as a source for numerous policy and other ideas.
|Morning Joe hosts: Trump team blackmailed us with a National Enquirer story|
Sarah Wasko / Media Matters
MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough described President Donald Trump’s “unmoored behavior” in a Washington Post column where they alleged that “this year, top White House staff members warned that the National Enquirer was planning to publish a negative article about us unless we begged the president to have the story spiked.” Brzezinski and Scarborough wrote they ignored the “desperate pleas” from the White House.
The Enquirer, which endorsed Trump during the presidential election, frequently smeared his opponents during the presidential campaign with anonymously sourced stories and disreputable claims from Trump confidant Roger Stone.
The Washington Post column came in response to personal attacks made against the duo by Trump, who wrote yesterday on Twitter: “I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came..” “...to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!”
Scarborough discussed the Enquirer incident on the June 30 broadcast of Morning Joe, describing a bizarre blackmail scheme orchestrated by Trump and senior White House officials: “They said if you call the president up and you apologize for your coverage, then he will pick up the phone and basically spike this story. I had, I will just say, three people at the very top of the administration calling me, and the response was like, I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?’” Brzezinski said the calls occurred during the same time period when the Enquirer was harassing her teenage children.
Trump reacted to the Enquirer allegation on Twitter, calling it “FAKE NEWS” and claiming Scarborough called him in an attempt to stop a story from running. Scarborough responded by writing, “Yet another lie. I have texts from your top aides and phone records. Also, those records show I haven't spoken with you in many months.”
In March 2016, the Post reported that Trump has a “very cozy relationship” with the Enquirer and quoted the New York Daily News’ comment that he is “very close” to the tabloid’s chief executive, David Pecker. A business associate of Pecker’s told The New Yorker that Pecker told him “very bluntly that he had killed all sorts of stories for Trump,” and Pecker himself acknowledged that he views potential stories "bashing Trump" as "bashing American Media" -- the Enquirer's parent company -- because Trump is "a personal friend." The profile also reported that Trump has personally provided Pecker with stories.
Scarborough referenced the friendship between Trump and Pecker on Morning Joe, saying, “What makes it even worse for them is Donald Trump called me during the campaign and bragged about his friend who ran the National Enquirer. He would always say, ‘Have you seen the Ben Carson story? Have you seen the Ben Carson story? Have you seen that story in the Enquirer?’ And then he would talk about it.”
Scarborough added, “There were all these stories that were planted in the National Enquirer for people that Donald Trump wanted to attack and then he would talk about on the campaign trail.”
In one infamous case, the Enquirer published a baseless cover story alleging that the father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Trump subsequently promoted the bogus story about his then-primary opponent during a Fox News appearance where he said, “I mean, what was he doing -- what was he doing with Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before the death? Before the shooting?” He also complained that not enough people were reporting on the conspiracy theory.
Under fire for advancing the baseless claim, Trump responded by defending the Enquirer’s reputation, saying, “This was a magazine that frankly, in many respects, should be very respected.”
Pecker is reportedly considering a bid to take over Time Inc., which owns Time magazine, Fortune, and other media properties. The move would surely please Trump, who in 2013 repeatedly used social media to boost the idea that Pecker should run the company.
New York magazine's Gabriel Sherman reports that according to "three sources familiar with the private conversations," Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner was in contact with Scarborough about a then-upcoming Enquirer story about Scarborough's not-yet-public relationship with Brzezinski. Kushner reportedly "told Scarborough that he would need to personally apologize to Trump in exchange for getting Enquirer owner David Pecker to stop the story":
|Did a GOP politician effectively buy Roger Stone’s endorsement against Sen. Elizabeth Warren?|
Roger Stone posted social media endorsements of Massachusetts state Rep. Geoff Diehl’s bid to challenge Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) just days after Diehl rented his email list.
Stone, who contributes to radio host Alex Jones’ Infowars network and will soon host his own Infowars show, has a history of pushing racist, sexist, and conspiratorial rhetoric. Stone has been a longtime adviser to Trump and worked as a paid consultant for Trump’s campaign; he is now reportedly under FBI investigation as part of the agency’s probe into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Stone announced in May through a marketing company that he’s accepting advertisers for his “online presence,” which includes his email list and "social media posts."
Diehl’s campaign rented Stone’s list on June 16 for a fundraising email. A message accompanying the email stated: “We are excited to share with you a special message from one of our sponsoring advertisers, Diehl For Senate. It is also sponsors like them that help fund Stone Cold Truth. Please note that the following message reflects the opinions and representations of our sponsor alone, and not necessarily the opinion of Roger Stone.”
Endorsements for Diehl subsequently appeared on Stone's Facebook and Twitter accounts. Those posts gave no indication whether they were advertisements.
Stone’s Facebook page posted the following on June 23: “Help Us Fire Elizabeth Warren!!!!! Geoff Diehl: The REAL Deal for Massachusetts Help build our grassroots movement to support the real Diehl for Massachusetts. Stand with Geoff Diehl for U.S. Senate. Your donation will send a loud message that it's time to put Massachusetts first.” Much of that language is taken from Diehl’s website. Diel’s Facebook page subsequently touted the Stone post by writing: “The Stone Cold Truth is that we need a U.S. Senator who will put Massachusetts first. Donate today!”
On June 24, Stone tweeted a link to a Diehl fundraising page and asked followers to "help us fire Elizabeth Warren."
Diehl retweeted Stone and a supporter who celebrated Stone's tweet:
Stone’s backing of Diehl is at odds with his colleagues at Infowars, which has thrown its support to entrepreneur Shiva Ayyadurai, who is competing against Diehl for the Republican nomination. He appeared on Alex Jones’ program on June 7 and June 25. During the June 7 interview, Jones said it was “really exciting” to have Ayyadurai challenging Warren, gave viewers his campaign website address, and asked the Republican how people can support his candidacy. Ayyadurai responded by asking Jones’ listeners to make donations and to volunteer with his campaign.
He appeared on Jones’ June 25 show with guest host Owen Shroyer for roughly 20 minutes; the video description stated: “Everyone show your support for Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai running against Democrat Elitist, Elizabeth Warren in 2018. https://shiva4senate.com/ https://twitter.com/va_shiva.” During the appearance, the candidate said that “what Alex does is probably, sort of the last sort of beacon of truth that’s out there.”
Requests for comment to Diehl were not returned.
|NRA spokesperson "proud" of controversial NRA ad that smeared anti-Trump resistance movement|
National Rifle Association spokesperson Dana Loesch doubled down on her earlier video that characterized dissent against President Donald Trump as “the violence of lies” that needed to be countered with the “clenched fist of truth.” Loesch said she was “proud” of the video and “endorse[d]” it “personally.”
In the ad, which was originally posted on the YouTube page of NRA’s news outlet NRATV in April 2017, Loesch claimed that in their opposition to Trump, left-wing Americans “scream racism, and sexism, and xenophobia, and homophobia, [and] bully and terrorize the law-abiding until the only option left is for the police to do their jobs and stop the madness.” She went on to say the only way to save “our country and our freedom” is with “the clenched fist of truth.”
The video drew widespread criticism after NRATV reposted it on its Facebook page on June 28. In a June 29 article, Vox’s Zack Beauchamp called the video “chilling” and said it “comes this close to calling for a civil war against liberals.” The same day, ThinkProgress’ Aaron Rupar wrote a piece saying the video “stops just short of calling for violence against … progressives.”
During the noon edition of NRATV’s program Stinchfield, which provides live updates at the top of the hour from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST, Loesch, who is also an NRATV commentator, doubled down on the spot, calling it a “fantastic ad” that “holds up a mirror to the violent aspects of the left.” Loesch denied that she was inciting violence in the ad, saying that she meant “meeting that violence with simple truth and simple peaceful ideas”:
|Vice highlights one hate group’s assault on LGBTQ youth||
A recent Vice report detailed Alliance Defending Freedom’s (ADF) stealth years-long effort to chip away at the separation of church and state in public schools and take away the rights of LGBTQ students. Most recently, as Vice reported, ADF was a “major force” behind the Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer case in which the Supreme Court ruled that the state of Missouri violated the church’s First Amendment rights by denying it access to government grants meant for secular use. Trinity v. Comer was viewed as a “major First Amendment decision” in terms of the separation of church and state.
Media Matters identified ADF as the anti-LGBTQ hate group leading the national campaign against transgender students in November 2015. Since then, ADF has kept up its assault on the rights of transgender students to access a fair and equal education: It has drafted a model policy to deny transgender students equal protection in school, repeatedly sent representatives to testify at school board meetings to advocate against protecting transgender students, and even sued school districts for implementing transgender-inclusive policies.
Vice reported that ADF has “an army of over 2,600 private attorneys and assets of around $40 million” to work on clawing back the rights of LGBTQ youth in schools:
The report also highlighted efforts by LBGTQ organizations and coalitions, such as the Eliminate Hate campaign, to push back against ADF’s actions:
|Bret Stephens and MSNBC’s hiring spree: The network keeps moving right||
Update: MSNBC and Greta Van Susteren have agreed to part ways.
MSNBC is now a pasture for pseudo-intellectual conservatives. Climate denier and Iraq War booster Bret Stephens is just the latest right-wing hire at the network.
In recent months NBC News Chairman Andy Lack has overseen a hiring spree of right-wing pundits and former Fox News personalities. The stable includes Hugh Hewitt, Megyn Kelly, Charlie Sykes, Greta Van Susteren, and George Will. They join other conservatives at the network: Elise Jordan, Steve Schmidt, Michael Steele, Rick Tyler, Nicolle Wallace, and former Republican congressman Joe Scarborough. This is to say nothing of NBC News contributor and Trump apologist Mark Halperin; and given their frequent appearances, it may be just a matter of time until David Frum, a speechwriter for then-President George W. Bush, former George W. Bush chief of staff Andy Card, and neocon Bill Kristol join the network as well.
Compared to CNN’s boorish Trumpists or the state media apparatchiks at Fox News, the common thread among MSNBC conservatives is a certain pretentious shine. They’re frequently just arguing that President Donald Trump is the wrong type of conservative, when in fact Trump is the apotheosis of everything conservatism has been careening toward for some time. (The exception is Hugh Hewitt, who is now just a huge Trump booster after vacillating during the campaign.)
Many of these hires have direct, intimate connections to Bush, the most disastrous president in decades. Card, Frum, Jordan, and Wallace worked in the Bush administration, and Stephens, Kristol, Will, Scarborough, and Hewitt were all huge cheerleaders for the Iraq War. And that history matters. Two major media institutions, including a newspaper of record, are now paying Stephens essentially just to troll liberals with climate denial and to push America towards a war with Iran.
You can separate Lack’s hiring spree into two buckets: pundits and brands. Neither offer much value in the long run. In this media environment, opinions are cheap (including mine!). Everyone has one and most of them stink. There’s no long-term return on opinions (and no lack of people wanting to get on TV to share theirs).
Adding brands like Megyn Kelly or Greta Van Susteren is equally pointless. It’s no wonder that both of these shows have failed. There’s simply no audience for them outside the Fox News bubble. Particularly with Kelly, NBC News executives seem completely unaware that her entire show at Fox News was built around racial dog-whistling (with occasional moments of bucking the party line).
Also, as Ryan Grim noted, it is the progressive shows that Lack hasn’t touched that are succeeding the most.
Rather than spending all this money on right-wing pundits and big names, the true value-add for news networks now is reliable and aggressive journalism. That’s hard to do. It’s expensive. It’s time-consuming. But it’s ultimately what will define NBC News and MSNBC.
|Trump's Mika Brzezinski tweets show that he hates women -- especially members of the press|
This morning, the president of the United States used his favorite media platform for addressing the public to remind us of just how little respect he has for women -- especially women in the press.
Shortly before 9 a.m., Trump posted two revoltingly sexist tweets attacking MSNBC’s Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski for her appearance and intellect. The leader of the free world called the morning show anchor “low I.Q. Crazy Mika” and alleged that she had attempted to visit him at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on New Year’s Eve and was “bleeding badly from a face-lift” at the time.
This isn’t the first time Trump’s attacked women media figures -- it’s not even close -- and it’s also not the first time he’s done it on Twitter. In recent years, he has tweeted that:
He and his campaign targeted reporter Michelle Fields (formerly of Breitbart.com and HuffPost) after then-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was shown on camera manhandling her at a campaign event.
Trump repeatedly lashed out at Megyn Kelly during the campaign season offline as well, at one point saying in an interview that she had “blood coming out of her wherever.” He also attacked Tur at rallies and in interviews, calling her “Little Katy, third-rate journalist” and “not a very good reporter” and singling her out at press events.
After People’s Natasha Stoynoff reported that Trump had sexually assaulted her in 2005, Trump suggested at a campaign rally that the report was false because Stoynoff wasn’t attractive, saying, "You take a look. Look at her. Look at her words. You tell me what you think. I don't think so.”
This post has been updated to reflect that Michelle Fields no longer works at HuffPost.
|From Human Rights to Biological Threats, 25th National Security Law Institute Covers U.S. Safety||Streaming Audio
Prominent national security scholars and other experts, including former and current government officials, convened at the University of Virginia School of Law for the 25th National Security Law Institute earlier this month to discuss the nation
|UVA Law 2017 Commencement||Streaming Audio
Commonfund President and CEO Catherine Keating '87 delivers the commencement address and Dean Risa Goluboff reflects on the accomplishments of the Class of 2017.
|Retiring Professors Reflect on Time at Law School||Streaming Audio
Retiring professors Rich Balnave, Bob Sayler and Tom White reflect on their careers and time at UVA Law. Dean Risa Goluboff introduces the professors.
|Second Acts: What to Consider When Planning for Career Change||Streaming Audio
Director of Law Firm Recruiting Patrice Hayden ’02 moderates a panel of alumni who discuss their paths to career changes. Panelists include Katherine Ballenger ’02, Jennifer Nelsen Colao ’92, Charles “Ridge” Schuyler ’87 and Salmon Shomade ’97.
|"Multiple Personality Disorder and the Criminal Law," With Professor Kim Ferzan||Streaming Audio
Professor Kimberly Kessler Ferzan examines legal theories for how to handle criminal cases of defendants who suffer from dissociative identity disorder, also known as multiple personality disorder.
|"Appointing Supreme Court Justices," With Professor Lee Epstein||Streaming Audio
Professor Lee Epstein, Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor at Washington University in St. Louis, discusses her research into the ideologies of U.S. Supreme Court justices.
|"Individuals Filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy," With Professor Rich Hynes||Streaming Audio
UVA Law professor Richard M. Hynes analyzes the circumstances under which individuals file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In Chapter 11, the debtor maintains control of his or her business operations under the supervision of the court.
|Charge to the Class of 2017||Streaming Audio
Professor Anne Coughlin delivers a parting message to the Class of 2017.
|Faculty Analyze Future of Corporate Governance Regulations||Streaming Audio
A panel of UVA Law professors analyzes past and current trends of federal regulation of corporate governance, including the shifting power structure between the state and federal government, shareholder activism and changes under the Trump administration. The panel includes Professors Julia Mahoney, Michal Barzuza and George Geis, with Professor Quinn Curtis moderating.
|"The Role of Lawyers in a Post-Truth World," With Loretta Lynch||Streaming Audio
Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch discusses the role of the legal profession in an era of significant polarization. Lynch spoke at UVA Law after receiving the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law.
|Tim Heaphy '91 on Victims and the Criminal Justice System||Streaming Audio
Tim Heaphy '91, former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia and partner at Hunton & Williams, discusses the sometimes-complex relationship between victims of crimes and the criminal justice system.
|Judge Jacqueline Talevi Discusses Her Innovative Mental Health Docket||Streaming Audio
Jacqueline F. Ward Talevi of the District Court for Virginia’s 23rd Judicial District discusses her work developing a mental health docket program that provides alternative sentencing options for defendants with serious mental illnesses who commit misdemeanors. Talevi spoke at a symposium sponsored by the Virginia Journal of Criminal Law, “Criminal Justice and Mental Illness.”
|Judge Alex Kozinski Reflects on His Career||Streaming Audio
Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit sits down for a conversation with UVA Law School Dean Risa Goluboff. Kozinski gives his thoughts on his career, the Ninth Circuit and law clerks.
|88th Lile Moot Court Competition Finals||Streaming Audio
The 88th William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition features third-year students Tuba Ahmed, Kyle Cole, Danielle Desaulniers and Adam Stempel. Presiding are Judge Patricia Millett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Judge Pamela Reeves of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee and Justice David Stras of the Supreme Court of Minnesota.
|Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras Analyzes Judge Gorsuch's Legal Philosophy||Streaming Audio
Associate Justice David Stras of the Minnesota Supreme Court analyzes U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s past rulings and writing to make some predictions about how he may rule if his nomination is approved.
|"Weathering the Perfect Storm," With Peter Vincent '95||Streaming Audio
Peter S. Vincent '95, assistant director general of international policy at Borderpol, discusses how the United States can accommodate the mass migration of refugees while guarding against nefarious actors and combating terrorism at home and abroad.
|An Overview of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic||Streaming Audio
Professor Dan Ortiz, director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, talks to admitted students about the clinic. This session was part of UVA Law’s 2017 admitted students open house.
|Michael Livermore Explains UVA Law's Environmental Law Program||Streaming Audio
UVA Law professor Michael Livermore tells admitted students about the Law School’s environmental law offerings. This talk was part of the 2017 Admitted Students Open House.
|Expert Panel Discusses "The Psychological Foundations of Evidence Law"||Streaming Audio
A panel of evidence law experts discusses UVA Law Professor Barbara Spellman’s book, “The Psychology of Evidence Law,” which explores the connections between psychology and the rules of evidence law.
|The Legacy of Thomas Jefferson||Streaming Audio
A panel of experts from the University of Virginia and Monticello discuss the changing and complex nature of Thomas Jefferson’s legacy.
|“Shaping Justice,” With Bronx Defenders Founder Robin Steinberg||Streaming Audio
Robin Steinberg, founder of the Bronx Defenders, talks about her work as a public defender for indigent clients and describes ways that law students can get involved in “shaping” the justice they want to see in the world.
|Seeking Solidarity, With Attiya Latif and Larycia Hawkins||Streaming Audio
Attiya Latif, president of UVA's Minority Rights Coalition, and Larycia Hawkins, Abd el-Kader Visiting Faculty Fellow at UVA's Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, discuss how to develop solidarity in the wake of a particularly contentious election.
|Ericsson Becomes an OpenStack Foundation Platinum Member||Ericsson increases investment in OpenStack as platform for NFV, edge computing and distributed cloud. |
|How to Be a Successful Entrepreneur, With Rob Masri '96||Streaming Audio
In his January term class Legal Practice and the Startup Company: An Inside Look — co-taught with UVA Law professor Quinn Curtis — Rob Masri '96 discusses the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. Besides lecturing at UVA Law, Masri maintains a private law practice in Charlottesville.
|Colt's CTO on Connecting the Cloud||Colt CTO Rajiv Datta talks about the impact of SDN and NFV, how data centers are now at the core of the telecoms ecosystem and how network and services evolution is being built around enterprise demands. |
|Panel Discusses Urban Governance in a Global Age||Streaming Audio
Michelle Wilde Anderson of Stanford University, Sheila Foster of Fordham University, David Imbroscio of University of Louisville and Richard Schragger of UVA Law discuss Schragger's latest book, "City Power: Urban Governance in a Global Age." UVA Law professor Maureen Brady introduces the panel.
|"Environmental Justice, Again," With Jed Purdy||Streaming Audio
Duke Law professor Jedediah Purdy gives the 3rd Lillian Stone Distinguished Lecture in Environmental Policy: “Environmental Justice, Again.” He discusses the history of the American environmental movement, focusing on the broader movement’s relationship to environmental justice concepts.
|Glenn Gerstell Discusses NSA’s Current and Future Challenges||Streaming Audio
Glenn Gerstell, general counsel for the National Security Agency, discusses current challenges in national security, life in the general counsel’s office and careers in national security law.
|UCAR Deploys ADVA CloudConnect for 200G in Supercomputing Network||DCI technology being used to transport vital scientific data over two 200Gbit/s 16QAM connections.|
|Panel of Scholars Discusses Ted White’s “Law in American History, Vol. II”||Streaming Audio
A panel of scholars discusses Professor G. Edward White's "Law in American History, Vol. II," published by Oxford University Press. The panelists are Logan Sawyer (University of Georgia), Chuck McCurdy (UVA) and Barbara Welke (University of Minnesota), in addition to White.
|"The Obama Administration's War Powers Legacy," With Professor Ashley Deeks||Streaming Audio
Professor Ashley S. Deeks discusses President Obama's use of war powers, examines his approach to international law and compares his legacy with that of the Bush Administration.
|Volkswagen and the Future of Industry Compliance||Streaming Audio
Tim Heaphy ’91 (Hunton & Williams), Pete Anderson ’91 (Beveridge & Diamond) and Doug Parker (Earth & Water Group) bring their experiences in corporate compliance litigation to bear on the Volkswagen emissions scandal. Professor Jonathan Cannon moderates.
|Berin Szoka ’04 Debates Professor Thomas Nachbar on the Effectiveness of Net Neutrality Regulations||Streaming Audio
Berin Szoka '04, president of the technology policy think tank TechFreedom, debates UVA professor Thomas Nachbar on the FCC's net neutrality rules. These rules, which were recently upheld by the DC Circuit Court in U.S. Telecom v.
|Vicarious Liability for Employee Torts with Professor J.H. Verkerke||Streaming Audio
UVA Law Professor J.H. "Rip" Verkerke delivers a lecture to mark his appointment as T. Munford Boyd Professor of Law and director of the Program for Employment and Labor Studies.
|Claire Gastañaga ‘74 Discusses Civil Liberties and Gender Legislation||Streaming Audio
Claire Gastañaga '74, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia, discusses issues ranging from recent "bathroom bills" to abortion regulations and the role of feminism today in the political arena.
|Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson ‘72 Assesses the Administrative State||Streaming Audio
Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson ’72 of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit offers a critique of the current administrative state. He assesses why the administrative state is necessary as well as the ways in which it could be made more effective.
|Katie Redford '95 Discusses Current Trends in Human Rights and Environmental Justice Lawyering||Streaming Audio
Katie Redford ’95, co-founder of EarthRights International, a non-governmental organization focusing on human rights and environmental justice, discusses current trends, threats and opportunities in human rights lawyering.
|2016 Jefferson Symposium Panels||Streaming Audio
The third biennial Jefferson Symposium, sponsored by UVA Law and the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, examines contemporary attitudes about free speech at American colleges and universities.
|Are You Destined to Deal? With Goldman Sachs Managing Director Jim Donovan||Streaming Audio
James Donovan, Goldman Sachs managing director and adjunct professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, talks to UVA Law students about the skills needed to work on corporate transactions as a lawyer or investment banker.
|Professor Jonathan Cannon Discusses Recent Environmental Supreme Court Cases||Streaming Audio
Professor Jonathan Cannon discusses recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions related to environmental regulations, including important cases from the recent past and issues likely to come up in the future.
|Women in National Security Law and U.S. Cybersecurity||Streaming Audio
Panelists discuss how the roles and responsibilities related to U.S. cybersecurity are shared by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Defense and the private sector, and how each woman has become involved in this aspect of national security law.
|"The Evolving Threat of Terrorism," With Former NSA General Counsel Matt Olsen||Streaming Audio
Matt Olsen, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center and general counsel to the National Security Agency, discusses the evolving threat of terrorism.
|2016 Supreme Court Roundup at UVA Law||Streaming Audio
Professors Douglas Laycock, Kim Forde-Mazrui, Michael Gilbert and Deborah Hellman discuss key cases from the recent U.S. Supreme Court term, and look ahead to the coming year.
|Book Panel on Professor Saikrishna Prakash's "Imperial from the Beginning"||Streaming Audio
A panel of scholars discuss Professor Saikrishna Prakash's book, "Imperial From the Beginning: The Constitution of the Original Executive,” published by Yale University Press.
|Scholars Discuss Professor Darryl Brown's Book 'Free Market Criminal Justice'||Streaming Audio
A panel of scholars discusses Professor Darryl Brown's book, “Free Market Criminal Justice: How Democracy and Laissez Faire Undermine the Rule of Law,” published by Oxford University Press.
|First Day July ... a Solstice celebration||Amazing when the sun comes up over Spring Bay and I’m up and about and drawn to it for photo opportunities. In particular, it is most impressive when it rises through cloud and illuminates the shadows of the night with incandescent brilliance. On the shortest day of the year, June 21, the Winter Solstice beckons as a beacon not just for photo ops but to that arcane spirit within us all …|
|Tom Donilon '85 Explains Threats Next U.S. President Faces||Streaming Audio
Former National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, a 1985 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, contends that the next president of the United States will inherit some of the worst global instability in modern times, and must be nimble enough to address a plethora of threats.
|Bestselling Author Corban Addison '04 Discusses 'A Harvest of Thorns'||Streaming Audio
UVA Law graduate Corban Addison discusses his new book, 'A Harvest of Thorns,' which delves into the human rights issues underlying the global consumer economy.
|Dean Risa Goluboff Welcomes the Class of 2019||Streaming Audio
Dean Risa Goluboff gives welcoming remarks during orientation for the Class of 2019.
|Introduction to Law School for First-Year Students||Streaming Audio
Professor Molly Bishop Shadel, Vice Dean George Geis and Professor Toby Heytens give first-year students advice about studying and acclimating to law school life as they head into their first week of classes.
|Event Remembers First Black Law Student at UVA, UVA Law||Streaming Audio
The Charlottesville community posthumously honored Gregory Swanson, a law student who was the first African-American student at UVA, with a ceremony at the downtown branch of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library.
|Think Tank Director Shares Thoughts on Defeating ISIS||Streaming Audio
How to win the war against ISIS? Jessica Lewis McFate, a director at the Institute for the Study of War, discusses the intricacies at the 24th National Security Law Institute.
|Professor Ashley Deeks Discusses Law and Policy Related to Drones in Armed Conflict||Streaming Audio
UVA Law Professor Ashley Deeks, a senior fellow with the Center for National Security Law, talks about the use of drones in armed conflict, including the need for law and policy to catch up to technological capabilities.
|UVA Law School 2016 Commencement||Streaming Audio
Will Shortz, the New York Times' crossword editor and a 1977 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, told the Class of 2016 they didn't need his advice — having an education will provide the answers.
|Retiring Professor David Martin Reflects on His Time at UVA Law||Streaming Audio
Professor David Martin, who is retiring after 36 years at UVA Law, looks back.
|UVA Law Dean Paul Mahoney Recaps 2015-16 Academic Year||Streaming Audio
Dean Paul G. Mahoney discusses some of the triumphs and tragedies of the 2015-16 year.
|Professor John Duffy Shares Memories of Justice Antonin Scalia||Streaming Audio
UVA Law professor John Duffy discusses U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, for whom he served as a clerk, and the late justice's love of language and teaching.
|Charge to the Class of 2016 with UVA Law Professor Greg Mitchell||Streaming Audio
Professor Greg Mitchell delivers the Charge to the Class of 2016.
|UVA Jefferson Medalist John Gleeson '80 Calls for Sentencing Reform||Streaming Audio
Former federal judge John Gleeson, a 1980 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and a recipient of the 2016 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law, said during a talk at the school that the U.S.
|"Exam 2.0" Testing Tips from Professors Kimberly Kessler Ferzan and Toby Heytens||Streaming Audio
Professors Kimberly Kessler Ferzan and Toby Heytens give exam preparation tips, strategies for answering different types of questions and ways to avoid common exam taking errors.
|How Young Associates Can Find Happiness in Firm Practice, with James D. Pagliaro||Streaming Audio
James D. Pagliaro of Bernero & Press, formerly of Morgan Lewis, discusses finding happiness in law firm practice.
|State Juvenile Justice Director Block Returns to UVA Law to Discuss His Work||Streaming Audio
Andrew K. Block Jr., former director of the Child Advocacy Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law and an attorney who has reformed state law concerning youths, talks about his work as director of the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice.
|"Towards a Global Compact for Refugees?" with Alexander Aleinikoff of Georgetown Law||Streaming Audio
Professor Alexander Aleinikoff, law professor and former dean at Georgetown University Law Center, discusses potential solutions to the global refugee crisis in his talk, "Towards a Global Compact for Refugees?" Aleinikoff is one of the world's foremost experts on immigration and refugee la
|The Law & Business Program, with Professor Andrew Vollmer||Streaming Audio
Andrew Vollmer, director of the John W. Glynn, Jr. Law & Business Program, speaks to admitted students about business law studies, practical experiences and extracurricular activities at the Law School.
|"King Making": Brown v. Board of Education and the Rise of a Racial Savior||Streaming Audio
H. Timothy Lovelace, an Indiana University law professor and 2006 UVA Law graduate, delivers his talk, "King Making": Brown v. Board of Education and the Rise of a Racial Savior" as part of UVA’s Community MLK Celebration.
|"King Making": Brown v. Board of Education and the Rise of a Racial Savior||Streaming Audio
H. Timothy Lovelace, an Indiana University law professor and 2006 UVA Law graduate, delivers his talk, "King Making": Brown v. Board of Education and the Rise of a Racial Savior" as part of UVA’s Community MLK Celebration.
|2016 Henry Abraham Lecture: "The Middle East: Muddle, Mess or Mission?"||Streaming Audio
Thomas R. Pickering, former undersecretary of state and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, delivers the 2016 Henry Abraham Lecture, presented by Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression.
|AI Changes The Marketing Game, Nielsen’s Bennathan Thinks||CANNES — Artificial intelligence technology will significantly upgrade the ways in which marketers can develop models that find the right consumers online, according to a Nielsen executive currently rolling out the technology across Europe. Nielsen added Nielsen AI to Nielsen Marketing Cloud in April, bringing machine learning that optimizes audiences based on consumer behaviour. But [...]|
|2016 Henry Abraham Lecture: "The Middle East: Muddle, Mess or Mission?," With Amb. Thomas Pickering||Streaming Audio
Thomas R. Pickering, former undersecretary of state and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, delivers the 2016 Henry Abraham Lecture, presented by Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression.
|A Supreme Vacancy||Streaming Audio
Slate's Dahlia Lithwick and UVA Law professors John Harrison, Frederick Schauer and moderator Micah Schwartzman discussed Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's legacy and looked ahead to the battle over his successor.
|A Supreme Vacancy||Streaming Audio
Slate's Dahlia Lithwick and UVA Law professors John Harrison, Frederick Schauer and moderator Micah Schwartzman discussed Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's legacy and looked ahead to the battle over his successor.
|"The Morality of Limits on Pharmaceutical Patents," with UVA Law Professor Margo Bagley||Streaming Audio
University of Virginia School of Law professor Margo Bagley delivers her lecture, 'Thou Shalt Not Steal': The Morality of Limits on Pharmaceutical Patents," to mark her appointment as Hardy Cross Dillard Professor of Law.
|"The Morality of Limits on Pharmaceutical Patents," with UVA Law Professor Margo Bagley||Streaming Audio
University of Virginia School of Law professor Margo Bagley delivers her lecture, 'Thou Shalt Not Steal': The Morality of Limits on Pharmaceutical Patents," to mark her appointment as Hardy Cross Dillard Professor of Law.
|Karl Racine '89, First Elected Attorney General for the District of Columbia, Discusses His Career Path||Streaming Audio
District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine discusses his path into public office as a first-generation Haitian immigrant whose legal career spans work as a public defender and White House attorney to managing partner of a large D.C. firm.
|Neue Kaspersky-Suite für alle Geräte: Mit CHIP kommen Sie günstig an die Vollversion|| Das CHIP-Magazin Ausgabe 8/2017 hält ab 7. Juli eine ganz besondere Vollversion für Sie parat: Mit dem Magazin erhalten Sie den umfangreichen Schutz des brandneuen Kaspersky Security Cloud. Das Besondere: Die Software schützt Sie nicht nur unter Windows, sondern auch unter macOS, Android und iOS effektiv gegen alle aktuellen Bedrohungen. Wir stellen|
|Goluboff's "Vagrant Nation" Uncovers Rapid Revolution in Nation's Laws, Police Power||Streaming Audio
In her new book, "Vagrant Nation: Police Power, Constitutional Change and the Making of the 1960s," University of Virginia School of Law professor Risa Goluboff explores how and why vagrancy laws that had been on the books for hundreds of years collapsed in the span of two decades.
|UVA Law Admissions Offers 6 Strategies to Make Your Application Shine||Streaming Audio
UVA Law admissions officials offer their best tips to applicants.
|What Do UVA Law Admissions Officers Look for in Personal Statements and Interviews?||Streaming Audio
Director of Admissions Grace Applefeld Cleveland, Assistant Director of Admissions Holly Bennett and Director of Financial Aid Jennifer Hulvey comment on what works, and what doesn't work, in personal statements and applicant interviews.
|How Does the UVA Law Admissions Process Work?||Streaming Audio
Director of Admissions Grace Applefeld Cleveland and Assistant Director of Admissions Holly Bennett detail how the process works, and Assistant Dean and Chief Admissions Officer Cordel Faulk discusses the "two-way street" that's integral to the process.
|National Security Law, with UVA Law Professor Ashley Deeks||Streaming Audio
In the her fall National Security Law class, Professor Ashley Deeks discusses military targets and the use of drones, along with other national security law issues. Deeks previously served as the assistant legal adviser for political-military affairs in the U.S.
|Tax Reform Alternatives for the 21st Century||Streaming Audio
The panel includes U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, a fair-tax advocate; Becky Norton Dunlop, of the Heritage Foundation and a flat tax advocate; UVA Law professor George Yin, the former chief of staff of the U.S.
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|Judicial Duty and the Supreme Court's Cult of Celebrity||Streaming Audio
Professor Nelson Lund of George Mason School of Law and UVA Law professors Toby Heytens and Gordon Hylton discuss an article co-authored by Professor Lund that lays out four ideas for fixing what he sees as a problem of judicial celebrity — a problem that he says negatively impacts the juri
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|UVA Law Professors Discuss Exam Strategies||Streaming Audio
Professors Leslie Kendrick, Charles Barzun, Toby Heytens, George Cohen, George Geis and Caleb Nelson offer tips about preparing for and taking law school exams.
|"The Future of Violence," with Ben Wittes||Streaming Audio
With the proliferation of data and technology, new threats to national security are coming, Benjamin Wittes explains in a talk about his book, "The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones – Confronting a New Age of Threat." A senior fellow in governance studies at the Brook
|"What Every Lawyer Should Know About Client Relationships," with Jim Donovan, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs||Streaming Audio
Goldman Sachs managing director and Law School adjunct professor Jim Donovan shares his insights on managing and cultivating client relationships. Donovan is responsible for advising many of the largest corporate and individual clients of Goldman Sachs.
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|"Imperial from the Beginning: The Constitution of the Original Executive," with Saikrishna Prakash||Streaming Audio
Professor Saikrishna Prakash, an expert in presidential powers, talks about his new book, "Imperial from the Beginning: The Constitution of the Original Executive," during a talk for Alumni Board and Council members.
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|"Federalism, Law and the Economy," a Panel Honoring UVA Historian Charles McCurdy||Streaming Audio
Barry Cushman of Notre Dame Law School, Stephanie Hunter McMahon of the University of Cincinnati College of Law, Logan Everett Sawyer of the University of Georgia College of Law and Victoria Saker Woeste of the American Bar Foundation discuss their work and celebrate the legacy of Universit
|"Adjudicating Rights and Interests in a Changing Nation," a Panel Honoring UVA Historian Charles McCurdy||Streaming Audio
J. Herbie DiFonzo of Hofstra Law School, Richard F. Hamm of State University of New York at Albany Department of History, Reuel E.
|Federal EPA Official Michael Shapiro on Water Quality, Water Rights||Streaming Audio
Michael Shapiro, deputy assistant administrator for water with the U.S.
|Rule of Law Expert Rachel Kleinfeld Address Problem of Weak States||Streaming Audio
Rachel Kleinfeld, a senior associate with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace who specializes in rule of law theory, speaks on building the rule of law.
|"After Obergefell: What's Next for the LGBTQ Movement?" with Professors Kim Forde-Mazrui and Douglas Laycock||Streaming Audio
UVA Law professors Douglas Laycock and Kim Forde-Mazrui discuss the implications of Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S.
|"Firearms, Mental Illness and the Law," with Jeffrey Swanson||Streaming Audio
Jeffrey Swanson, professor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University School of Medicine, delivers the 16th annual P. Browning Hoffman Memorial Lecture, with an introduction by UVA Law professor Richard Bonnie.
|"International Law and Cyber Security," with Eneken Tikk-Ringas||Streaming Audio
Eneken Tikk-Ringas, senior fellow for cyber security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, talks about the development of international law in the context of cyber security.
|"Advancing Justice Through Storytelling," with Author Corban Addison '04||Streaming Audio
UVA Law graduate Corban Addison is the author of three international best-selling novels, "A Walk Across the Sun," "The Garden of Burning Sand," and "The Tears of Dark Water." An attorney, activist and world traveler, Addison brings attention to human rights crises around the world through
|Civil Rights Litigation, with UVA Law Professor John C. Jeffries Jr.||Streaming Audio
Professor John C. Jeffries Jr., an expert in civil rights, federal courts, criminal law and constitutional law, leads his Civil Rights Litigation class.
|2015 Supreme Court Roundup||Streaming Audio
Professors A. E. Dick Howard, Kerry Abrams, Frederick Schauer and Risa Goluboff discuss key cases from the recent U.S. Supreme Court term and look ahead to the coming year.
|"How to Read a Case," with Professor Anne Coughlin||Streaming Audio
Professor Anne Coughlin explains how to read a case to first-year students during an event hosted by the Black Law Students Association.
|freshly mowed grass|
Is there anything that says summer
more than a carpet of grass just cut?
And the smell!!
Is there anything better?
We are having those afternoon thundershowers that I love so much.
You can see the dark clouds in the picture above.
There is so much to praise God for just sitting in my back yard.
After almost four years I love our home even more.
I love the color of the bricks
and the big windows that let in all of the sunlight.
What a blessing from God...
Lots of room to enjoy our families and to entertain.
I love this back porch.
Perfect spot to sit and watch a thunderstorm,
to talk to my daughter early in the morning,
to pray and offer thanksgiving
to the God to whom it all belongs.
Love to watch Bubba cook on the grill...
steaks tonight, delicious.
"This Ezra went up from Babylon,
and he was a scribe skilled in the law of Moses,
which the Lord God of Israel had given;
and the king granted him all he requested
because the hand of the Lord his God was upon him."
I just finished reading the book of Ezra.
Love His word!!
|"The Role of the Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff," with Brig. Gen. Richard Gross '93||Streaming Audio
Brig. Gen. Richard Gross, a member of the U.S. Army JAG Corps, is legal counsel to the chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff. His talk was given as part of the National Security Law Institute, sponsored by the Center for National Security Law.
|Your 10-Day Forecast for Halfway, OR (97834)||Today: & High null°F / Low 56°F.--- Sat: Partly Cloudy & High 91°F / Low 60°F.--- Sun: Sunny & High 92°F / Low 59°F.--- Mon: & Beyond.... For more details?|
|Comment on U.S. Military Sees Future in Neuromorphic Computing by OranjeeGeneral||IBM can do crap, they demonstrated a 5nm manufacture protype but they have nowhere near a production ready commercial 5nm process they don't even have a commercial FAB at all anymore.
They might license parts of the process to GF and that's it. But until GF gets to actually implement it and run at production level it is going to be at least till 2021-2.
Besides the current IBM TrueNorth prototype performs absolutely abysmal on state of the art DNN if you actually start investigating its usage.
What they are right though is ASIC is the future especially for the cloud and HPC. And you don't need to be on a bleeding edge for getting a good ROI you can go to an old/mature/cheap process node and still gain.
Read this interesting paper to get an idea what I am talking about "Moonwalk: NRE Optimization in ASIC Clouds"|
|CenturyLinkVoice: Why Security Should Become A Service At Cloud-Centric Businesses||Red dots on the network status map bother Nathan Shanks, CenturyLink director of security services.|
|New Innovative Analytics & Training, LLC Study Reveals Public...|| |
Governments and public agencies worldwide can enjoy the same benefits as commercial enterprises by embracing cloud technology, according to a new study released by Innovative Analytics and Training,...
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|rottenplaces Magazin 3/2017|
18. Ausgabe unseres vierteljählich erscheinenden Magazins mit mehreren sehenswerten Lost Places, Interview mit Matthias Haese, Museensafari im Schiffshebewerk Henrichenburg, aktuellen Beiträgen und diversen Ressorts, Gastbeitrag von Stefan Hellmann, Geschichte hautnah "Peenemünde - Gestern und heute", Reise zu den Mumien von Palermo und vielen weiteren, lesenswerten und informativen Artikeln.
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|Hackaday Munich: DJ Muallem, Workshop Info, and More|
If you don’t have your ticket to the Hackaday Prize Party at Hackaday Munich you better scramble for one. We are excited to announce that [muallem] is the DJ for the event. He is the driving force behind the music at the Bob Beaman Club in Munich and is sure to deliver a set to remember. Don’t take our word for it, we’ve been cranking his Soundcloud channel for a couple of days now and it’s hard to wait the two weeks left before the party starts.
Workshop details whether you have a ticket or not
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|Gemz 68 Magazine Volume 8|
Volume 8 is a tribute to the 4th of July Holiday. If features cover model Morgan Paige Carter and an Atlanta Based Photographer DVM Productions. It also showcases the work of Nashville based model Rashonda Johnson. We put togeather a trip to the golden Isles where Portfolio Models Josselyn Marie and Barbara E joined forces with Jacksonville Fl. based model "Amore" for a smokin 4th of July Tribute. Enjoy
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|Microsoft buys cloud-monitoring vendor Cloudyn||Microsoft is acquiring Cloudyn, a cloud monitoring and analytics firm with which it has partnered previously, for an undisclosed amount.|
|Shelf Cloud Panoramas||Below, are some attempts at panoramic photos of shelf clouds I've taken this year. The first in Nebraska near Columbus and the second just west of Quincy, Illinois. I didn't shoot them vertical, but rather horizontal, and I think they turned out alright...with maybe the exception of the Quincy one, since the 16-35 lens I was shooting shows distortion on the horizon from the wide angle.|
Had another great storm photo day yesterday, where I chased a SE moving supercell from Salina, KS into the Flint Hills. Had no GPS on my laptop, so keeping up with it through the Flint Hills was quite a challenge. I lost count on the dead end roads and one-lane Farmer Bob roads I took; thank God they weren't muddy! No time-lapses, but shot more panoramic photos of a stunning shelf cloud at sunset. The supercell actually made one attempt at tornadogenesis as the RFD surged and wrapped around the north side close to the K-4 / K-15 intersection, before gusting out.
After that, an amazing sunset with golden fields emerged, as the decaying storm left a variety of colors on the backside. I must have taken 500 pictures yesterday, not wanting to miss anything. The Flint Hills are really a hidden gem in Kansas, and adding a photogenic storm to things at sunset really makes things serene. I was chasing solo and really wished I had someone there to share how amazing it was, but sometimes it's probably better to be alone. Pictures of yesterday at some point.
|Supercell and Tornado Timelapse||I finally got around to uploading all of the "Aurora" footage, I forgot how much we filmed before the actual tornado. We actually ran out of tape halfway through the Aurora tornado and you'll probably see where on there, but Darin was quick to the draw, so we only lost a few seconds. I really love our suction mount for our video camera that we purchased this year, it eliminates a lot of handheld shakiness and allows for some great time lapses. Next year, we plan on using this same camera and mount, and adding the amazing Sony FX1000 for better quality footage...having the old camera for wide angle structure time lapses and the FX1000 for the handheld zoomed stuff. |
This supercell, before the infamous Aurora tornado, was oh-so-close to putting down a tornado in the city of Grand Island, which wouldn't have been good for their somewhat decent populated area, and fortunately didn't. We filmed an occluding meso that produced brief funnels beneath a wall cloud on the east side of Grand Island in the Wal-Mart parking lot, as it approached us about 1/2 - 1 mile to our west. We ran into Mike Hollingshead, saw Scott McPartland and Dave Lewison as well, who were also filming the show over Grand Island.
I would have had more time lapse footage, after the first scene you'll see, but for some reason that suction mount wasn't on tight, or the wind was moving my car and mount side to side, and it was rather annoying, so I left it out.
This took forever to render in Pinnacle, BTW. It only allows a 5x speed, so I had to chop each scene, then render it as the original .m2v file...which only wrote 1-3 frames per second...and each scene probably had 10,000 frames. So then I'd render it that way, then have to render it once again to get it to 10 x, before finally rendering the entire project. Fun stuff. The video isn't in it's native resolution mainly because Vimeo only allows me 500 mb, and the native resolution for this file was 700 mb. So I had to take it a notch down to 1200 x whatever instead of 1440 x 900 (1080i). And then vimeo resizes it to like 640 x 360. It still looks good, much better than any other format.
I'd embed the video on here, but they won't allow you to view it in HD other than their site, so here's the link to the video. I've also enabled it so that anyone can download the original source video on there, and the file is huge at 425 mb, but well worth it vs. the smaller version on vimeo.
|Top Storm Photos of 2009||Even though there might be a small chance for severe weather in the next week or two, I thought I'd post my favorite storm photos of 2009. I was lucky enough to capture some decent shots in 2009, especially tornadoes. And despite the crappy year that a lot of chasers have had, we've had probably our best year yet...intercepting tornadoes in every month from March until July. Here is a link to last year's top photos.|
A 'firenado' back on March 6th, almost as good as the real thing up close:
April 26th, near Roll/Crawford, OK:
May 6th, 2009 in Linn County, KS a brilliant sunlit wall cloud and rainbow beneath a low-topped supercell...one that didn't even make it into the reports, but is forever etched into my mind:
May 30th, Clinton Lake Dam, KS, Lightning shot with the moon setting underneath the updraft :
June 15th, 2009 near Kinsley, KS:
June 17th, amazing structure just west of Grand Island, Nebraska (wish I were just about 2 miles further east) :
June 17th, the Aurora, Nebraska tornado as it begins to cross back north of the highway...a few miles west of Aurora:
June 20th, Princeton Kansas 'mothership' supercell which produced several, weak, brief tornadoes, but the structure stole the show:
|Perseid Meteor Shower 2009||A friend and I went fishing a couple of nights ago on the evening the Perseid Meteor shower peak was supposed to happen (August 11-12). I caught 8 catfish, he caught zero :). Anyways, couldn't really see any near the Spring Hill lake we were at and left there about 11 p.m. and headed back out at 12 a.m. for the "big show" on top of the dam at Melvern Lake about an hour SW of here. One has to get away from the light pollution in major metro areas for the best viewing. So that looked like an ideal spot to view them and for the most part was. Unfortunately, a half moon rose around 10, and really killed the potential for seeing really bright ones. |
Nevertheless, I caught 5 on the camera, shooting at 1600 ISO (800 wouldn't show up) at f/2.8. I tried 1600 ISO at f/4 on the old XT with the Sigma 10-20 lens and caught nothing. It was super nice out, light breeze, 70 degrees, no clouds, only a moon that destroyed some great meteor potential and forced me to shoot shorter exposures while loading up my 4 gig SD card quickly. The Xsi battery died after about 3 hours of shooting, so I had to switch to the XT for about 45 minutes (I'm never prepared lol).
Just before dawn, I was setting up for the northern horizon because I knew it would be sweet to get one with some morning light in it. As I was setting up, Derek yelled to look up and an earth grazer shot clear across the sky from the NW to where it ended in the NE. It was the best one of the night, figures.
And last night, I was outside for maybe 20 minutes and saw at least 5 incredible, fireballs from the city, which were brighter than most I saw the night before. According to others, last night was much better for viewing the Perseids. Sigh. Maybe next year I'll be more prepared and try to choose a better location with something cooler for the foreground. Here are a few shots from 1 a.m. - 5:30 a.m. on August 12th.
Full size, no crop at 17 mm:
~ 75% crop on a different (more faint) one:
~ 50% crop with two meteors in the same shot:
Our viewing area from the dam:
I shot some decent lightning photos around midnight on the 10th that I'll be adding onto here sometime in the next week or so.
|June 20th Account, More June 17th Photos/Video, June 15th Photos||On June 20th, a warm front extended over parts of Central Kansas during the day with a lot of cloud cover and convection still ongoing from the warm air advection regime the night before, so I held little hope in chasing this day due to extensive cloud cover limiting instability, but the shear looked great for C/E. Kansas. With yet another cap bust in Iowa 2 days prior, and still high off of the June 17th Grand Island/Aurora supercell and tornado, I blew the day off for the most part. Darin, on the other hand, didn't and intercepted a storm that trekked from Wichita to where he intercepted it near Emporia. He called me telling me the structure was amazing, then called back again to say he saw a brief tornado...which I relayed to the NWS in Topeka. I then flew out the door and intercepted it near Princeton. I could see a funnel cloud off to my SW, so I again called the NWS in Topeka and gave them the play-by-play as it unfolded. At one point, the funnel extended 7/8ths of the way down and I was sure there was ground circulation somewhere and it warranted a brief touchdown report. As I was on the phone, I told the gentleman to hold on, so I could get some proof and by that time, it had began to rope out and formed a new area of rotation just to the east. That's where this video starts.|
A couple of pictures of it shortly after the video:
And then as it weakens towards sunset:
A few pics of a wall cloud that I was 99 percent sure was heading towards being outflow dominant on June 15th (video is in my previous blog entry below). Taken west of Kinsley, Kansas.
And finally, more June 17th Aurora Video and another photo, below. Next year, I plan on owning the Canon 5D Mark II with an assortment of "L" quality lenses so I can get around the noise factor and shoot higher quality photos. Darin is planning on purchasing the Sony FX1000 for better low light and higher quality video. More blog entries coming and additional photos I've yet to process sometime this summer.
This is a timelapse (and damage footage) of the Aurora Tornado shortly after the first video I posted in my previous blog entry.
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|Listen: Polterghost - Beast|
Evil sounding rock 'n' roll...
A sweeping generalisation, but one that must be made: guitar music has lost its edge.
Everyone seems so polite, so happy just to be here - content to simply exist, rather than say something which might kick back against against the norm, push against the pricks. No one seems to have told Polterghost, though.
A London based trio, early signs are that their deliciously evil rock 'n' roll can match the primordial sludge of Black Sabbath with the teenage tearaway thrills of prime era garage rock.
A potent package. However the three piece are much more than the sum of their parts - Polterghost have a deliciously evil sound, one which comes draped in black and whispering incantations.
Signed to - where else? - Hate Hate Hate Records, debut single 'Beast' will be released on September 9th. Available on a limited seven inch vinyl pressing, it also boasts 'Ordinary' on the flip.
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We have a unique opportunity for a Core Network Architect to work on SIM applications for a major telecoms company based in Berkshire. Must have experience on Voice & Text over Wifi applications like WhatsApp, as well as a deep understanding of SIM integration & standards - UICC/ETSI, Roaming steering, OTA interface etc. Role A passion for design, innovation and continuous improvement Demonstrable ability in critical thinking and problem analysis skills combined with a creative approach to system design. Great stakeholder management and influencing skills to drive our technology business goals and challenge us to do better. Be a great communicator, able to express complex technical concepts in a way that can be easily understood by the intended audience. Experience in technical vendor management Awareness of financial management techniques: investment appraisal, TCO calculation, cost to serve modelling, and CAPEX/OPEX forecasting & control. Expert level knowledge across a range of domains: Voicemail, MMS, RCS, OTA SIM management, Roaming Steering, Device Management, SMSC, IP-SM GW, and IMS messaging solutions (Voice & Text over WiFi). Experience of successful end-to-end messaging service design, delivery, integration and in-life system design ownership within a hybrid circuit-switched and IMS context. A track record of successful messaging project delivery A good understanding of operational support issues associated with messaging services. Expert level understanding of the relevant areas of the following standards: MAP, SIP, SMPP, UCP, MM1-MM7, IMAP, SMTP, Diameter, LDAP, SOAP, CORBA, OMA-DM, OMA-CP, UICC Nice to have: Experience of design & deployment of virtualised telco applications in a cloud environment Wider knowledge of mobile/IMS core systems, and service layer VAS Experience in.nix Scripting and common web-layer programming languages: Perl, Python, Ruby, Java An appreciation of design, development, and configuration of mobile applications, particularly in the integration of messaging apps with core network functions (eg Whatsapp). Project People Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.
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Key Responsibilities: Visa is currently seeking for a Senior Hadoop Architect/Developer with extensive experience in RDBMS data modelling/dev with Tableau developer experience in Finance area to deliver Corporate Analytics new strategic framework initiative. This BI platform provides analytical/operational capability to various business domains that are to be used by Corporate Finance Systems. This Developer role will be primarily responsible for designing, developing and implementing Hadoop framework ETL using relational databases and use Tableau reporting on it. The new Hadoop framework to be used to build from the scratch Oracle Financial analytics/P2P/Spend/Fixed asset solution into Hadoop framework from OBIA. The individual should have a finance business background with extensive experience in OBIA Fixed Assets, P2P, Financial analytics, Spend Analytics, and Projects. Expert in Hadoop framework components like Sqoop, Hive, Impala, Oozie, Spark, HBase, HDFS.. " Architect, Design and implement column family schemas of Hive and HBase within HDFS. Assign schemas and create Hive tables. Managing and deploying HDFS HBase clusters. " Develop efficient pig and hive scripts with joins on datasets using various techniques. Assess the quality of datasets for a hadoop data lake. Apply different HDFS formats and structure like Parquet, Avro, etc. to speed up analytics " Fine tune hadoop applications for high performance and throughput. Troubleshoot and debug any hadoop ecosystem run time issues " Hands on experience in configuring, and using Hadoop ecosystem components like Hadoop MapReduce, HDFS, HBase, Hive, Sqoop, Spark, Impala, Pig, Oozie, Zookeeper and Flume. " Desired candidate should have strong programming skills on Scala or Python to work on Spark " Experience in converting core ETL logics using PySpark SQL or Scala language " Good experience on Apache Hadoop Map Reduce programming, PIG Scripting and Distribute Application and HDFS. " In-depth understanding of Data Structure and Algorithms. " Experience in managing and reviewing Hadoop log files. " Implemented in setting up standards and processes for Hadoop based application design and implementation. " Experience in importing and exporting data using Sqoop from HDFS to Relational Database Systems and vice-versa. " Experience in Object Oriented Analysis, Design (OOAD) and development of software using UML Methodology, good knowledge of J2EE design patterns and Core Java design patterns. " Experience in managing Hadoop clusters using Cloudera Manager tool. " Very good experience in complete project life cycle (design, development, testing and implementation) of Client Server and Web applications " Experience in connecting Hadoop framework components to Tableau reporting " Expert in Tableau data blending and data modeling. " Create Functional and Technical design documentation " Perform Unit and QA testing data loads and development of scripts for data validation " Support QA, UAT, SIT and
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Financial Services Powerhouse client of mine is looking to add 2 Senior Engineers to their team to work on a large scaling platform which has 20,000 users. They are looking to implement and add new tools to their platform to ensure that their business and trading platforms are up to the level that enables their business to grow 3 fold this year. Paying excellent daily rates and chance to joining a team in which is at the forefront of my clients innovation centre. What they are looking for: -At least 5 years of experience in delivery of innovative software solutions (Java) -Experience migrating enterprise grade solutions to cloud offerings -Solid Application development background with a focus on Java, in an enterprise environment -Experience setting up large scale CI/CD pipelines -Familiarity with software development tools such as: JIRA, Confluence, SVN, Artifactory and others -Experience with continuous integration Servers (TeamCity, Jenkins) -Experience with virtualization solutions (vRealize) -Experience working with containers (Docker) -Ability to partner with senior stakeholders both in the team and across teams -Dedicated self-starter, ability to drive a team and its contribution Skills that would be advantageous to have: -Maven/Gradle/MSBuild/cmake -Apache/Tomcat skills -Grails/Groovy -Track record on Linux Java application debugging and tuning -Work experience in large multinational corporations -Familiarity with agile methodologies Contact Brendan (see below)
|How will Christian McCaffrey change the Panthers running game?||The rookie RB has the speed to attack the edges A quick look at the Panthers play direction report for the 2016 regular season shows the Panthers have a preference for running inside the tackles, with varying degrees of success. Please note the first set of numbers below is plays per direction and NFL rank. The second set is the average gain per play and NFL rank. The Panthers preference in 2016 was to run to the right side of the line behind RG Trai Turner. While the Panthers were top 5 in running in that direction they were in the bottom half of the league in average gain per run. There was a lot of three yards and a cloud of dust type of runs for the Panthers in 2016.
The Panthers also ran pretty good behind the White Buffalo Andrew Norwell at LG to the tune of 4.5 yards per carry. That was good for 12th in the NFL.
The only anomaly in the data is the Panthers average of 7 yards per carry running wide left. That makes me wonder why they didn’t run that way more often. The 50 carries in that directi|
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|WIN the Top 50 Must See Movies Before the Age of 11|
The guide to the 50 films every child should see before they grow up has been created by film education charity Into Film, in partnership with the UK video industry, which will see all 50 films distributed by retailers this summer! As a family that loves great movies this is certainly exciting for us and we intend to watch one a day over the school holiday... there are currently just 8 from the list we haven't seen before so we're doing well.
Each film was measured against a series of metrics, from the impact of the movie on a child’s intellectual, educational and emotional development, through to suitability for family viewing plus overall entertainment and nostalgia factor. The judging panel, led by Into Film’s education and programming teams who specialise in curating film content and developing teaching resources for schools across the UK, narrowed down the selection of films to a shortlist of 250 from a catalogue of over 3,000 family movies.
The shortlist then lead to the final 50 films in the selection, which feature a range of past and current films that have been deemed to benefit child development and creativity. Our favourites from the list include Jumanji, How To Train Your Dragon and Matilda.
The list of 50 Must See Movies Before You Grow Up are revealed (in alphabetical order) is:
And you can win them all...
For your chance to WIN all 50 movies you can enter via the Gleam entry form below.
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|One Network Successfully Implements Demand-Driven Inventory Planning at Del Monte Foods|| |
One Network Enterprises (ONE), home of the Real Time Value Network™ (RTVN™) and provider of demand-driven supply chain solutions in the cloud, announced today that leading CPG company Del Monte Foods has successfully implemented ONE’s demand-driven Inventory Planning service, further enhancing a lean and responsive supply chain that significantly outperforms industry averages.
(PRWeb August 29, 2012)
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|One Network Enterprises Announces Partnership with Tompkins International|| |
One Network Enterprises (“ONE”), home of the Real Time Value Network™ (RTVN™) and the leading provider of demand driven supply chain solutions in the cloud, announced today a partnership with Tompkins International (Tompkins), the leader in operations strategy, process design and improvement, global supply chain services, and benchmarking and best practices.
(PRWeb June 21, 2012)
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|One Network Enterprises Introduces New Business Continuity Solution|| |
One Network Enterprises (ONE), the leading provider of demand driven supply chain solutions in the cloud, introduced today its Business Continuity solution, a new service to further enhance ONE’s Real Time Value Network (RTVN™). ONE’s Business Continuity solution allows companies to respond quickly to crisis situations that affect supply and demand, such as natural disasters, political upheavals, supplier failures, or transportation disruptions. More than 30,000 companies are already connected to the RTVN for demand driven services that synchronize activities from the point of consumption to raw material supplier, providing a single version of the truth across their entire value network.
(PRWeb June 14, 2012)
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|One Network Enterprises Introduces Demand Driven Inventory Planning Solution|| |
One Network Enterprises (ONE), the leading provider of demand driven supply chain solutions in the cloud, introduced today Demand Driven Inventory Planning, a new service to further enhance ONE’s Real Time Value Network™ (RTVN™). ONE’s Demand Driven Inventory Planning delivers a complete suite of demand capabilities that maximize customer service levels while minimizing excess inventory. More than 30,000 companies are already connected to the RTVN for demand driven services that synchronize activities from the point of consumption to raw material supplier, providing a single version of the truth across their entire value network.
(PRWeb June 07, 2012)
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|One Network Enterprises Introduces the Real Time Value Network™ (RTVN™)|| |
One Network Enterprises (ONE), the leading provider of demand driven supply chain solutions in the cloud, introduced today the Real Time Value Network (RTVN). More than 30,000 companies are already connected to ONE for existing Demand Driven services such as Intelligent Demand, Intelligent Supply, and Intelligent Logistics, which have repeatedly proven to lower inventories and operational costs, improve service, and increase profitability. The RTVN packages new robust integration tools and a suite of best practice templates.
(PRWeb June 01, 2012)
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|One Network Enterprises Announces Global Launch of ONE® Parcel Management|| |
One Network Enterprises (“ONE”), a leading provider of demand driven supply chain solutions in the cloud, announced today the global launch of ONE® Parcel Management as an addition to its ONE® Intelligent Logistics solution suite.
(PRWeb May 24, 2012)
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|One Network Enterprises Introduces Market’s first Demand Driven S&OP|| |
One Network Enterprises (“ONE”), a leading provider of demand driven supply chain solutions in the cloud, is introducing the market’s first multi-party Demand Driven Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), Financial Planning and Executive Analytics solution.
(PRWeb January 27, 2012)
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|One Network Enterprises and Imperial Logistics Partner to Achieve Supply Chain Excellence|| |
One Network Enterprises, a leading provider of demand-driven supply chain solutions in the cloud, announced today that it was selected as a strategic partner by IMPERIAL Logistics, a member company of application solution specialist e-Logics. The partnership enables the introduction of Africa’s first Demand Driven Value Network (DDVN) platform.
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|One Network Presents Cloud Computing Workshop at the Supply Chain and Logistics Summit North America 2011|| |
One Network Enterprises, a leading provider of demand-driven supply chain solutions in the cloud, is sponsoring the Supply Chain and Logistics Summit North America 2011. The event takes place at the Hyatt Regency, Dallas Texas December 5-7, 2011.
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|One Network Unveils Future of App Development; Industry’s First Platform to Build, Run, and Maintain Multi-party Network Apps in the Cloud|| |
One Network Enterprises today announced Developer Network, the industry’s first cloud development platform used for building, running, and maintaining multi-party network applications in the cloud. Designed for use by professional software developers at larger organizations, Developer Network is the only cloud development platform to offer seamless connectivity of existing SaaS Apps, Enterprise Apps, and VANs to One Network.
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|One Network Named an Inbound Logistics’ Top 100 Logistics IT Company 2011|| |
One Network Enterprises, a federated cloud computing platform for supply chain 2.0, business intelligence and sustainability, has been selected as a 2011 Top 100 Logistics IT Provider by Inbound Logistics Magazine.
(PRWeb May 03, 2011)
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|One Network Sponsors the Aberdeen Supply Chain Management Summit 2011|| |
One Network Enterprises, a federated cloud computing platform for supply chain 2.0, business intelligence and sustainability, is sponsoring the Aberdeen Supply Chain Management Summit 2011. The event takes place at the Swissotel, Chicago, IL March 29, -30, 2011.
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|Orion: Announcing Orion 15|
We are pleased to announce the fifteenth release of Orion, “Your IDE in the Cloud”. You can run it now at OrionHub or download the server to run your own instance. Once again, thank you to all committers and contributors for your hard work this release. There were 191 bugs and enhancements fixed, across 367 commits from 18 authors!
This release was focussed on making improvements in the Node.js server and Electron app, and progressing on adding collaborative development support and debugging support directly in Orion. Additionally, the Orion repos have now moved to github.com (client and server).
The improvements in the Node.js server will see it soon replace the Java server as the preferred implementation. The new work on adding collaborative development support and debugging support directly in Orion is not quite ready for prime time, but should officially land in Orion 16.
|Предупреждение о задействовании UPnP/SSDP в качестве усилителя DDoS-атак||Компания Cloudflare предупредила об увеличении интенсивности применения протокола SSDP (Simple Service Discovery Protocol), используемого в системах с поддержкой UPnP, в качестве усилителя трафика при проведении DDoS-атак. Cloudflare обращает внимание на практику оставления доступа к 1900 UDP-порту, который позволяет при обработке некоторых запросов, формировать ответы, по размеру многократно превышающие запрос, чем пользуются организаторы DDoS-атак.|
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|Microsoft planning to unveil major reorganization July 5: report|
Microsoft Inc. is planning to unveil a major reorganization on July 5, the Puget Sound Business Journal has reported. The Seattle-based publication said sources told it the changes would better align the company with its cloud-first strategy. Microsoft has been putting more focus on its Azure cloud business, which competes with Amazon.com Inc.'s Amazon Web Services cloud-computing division, the leader in the business. Microsoft shares were slightly higher in premarket trade Friday, and have gained 10% in 2017, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 have gained about 8%.
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|мурзик49: С волшебным вымыслом и былью дальних лет.../Кондратенко Гавриил Павлович 1854 - 1924|
Это цитата сообщения Натали-Наталка Оригинальное сообщение
Где подступает к морю сад,
Весна в Крыму. Вид на Ай-Петри. 1880-е
Там дышат лавры и миндаль
Вид на Ай-Петри. 1900-е
Пейзаж с Ай-Петри
Крым. Вид на море. 1900-е
Крым Вид на гору Ай Петри 1890-е
Кипарис - не дерево:
Владимир Нарбут. Крым
Берег моря. Крым
В старом парке. 1880-е
Старый дуб 1920
Крым. Старая ротонда. 1890-е
Крымский пейзаж. Конец 1880-х
Ночь в Бахчисарае 1886
Бахчисарай. — В долине, окруженной со всех сторон горами, лежит город Бахчисарай, некогда столица Гиреев, ханов крымских.
В роскошном саду, среди стройных тополей и шелковичных деревьев, находятся беломраморные гробницы ханов и султанов, их жен и родственников;
1891, пер. П.Карабана
Ласточкино гнездо 1890
Крымский пейзаж с кипарисами
Лишь запах чабреца, сухой и горьковатый,
«Дорога в Алупку»
Вид Алупки. 1890-е
Где серой тучею над уровнем долин
Дворец в Алупке. 1880-1890-е
Парк в Алупке
«Окраина Алупкинского парка. Аллея>>
Дворец в Крыму. 1895
«Вид с пальмой»
Алупка. Дворец. Терраса
Воронцовский дворец, Алупка
Алупка Мраморная лестница
Вид Воронцовского парка. Цветущие деревья. 1880-е
Крым. Вид Воронцовского парка. 1880-е
На скалы, на холмы глядеть без нагляденья;
Развалины. Старая крепость. 1890-е
Руины старого замка
Крымский пейзаж с саклей. 1910-е
Морской берег с парусником
Сквозь строчку Бунина услышать моря шум,
Как хочется сбежать уступом мысли вниз,
Морской пейзаж. Крымский берег. 1890-е
Лунная ночь. 1887
Морской прибой. Начало XX века
Пейзаж. Хмурое утро. Конец 1870 - начало 1880-х
Сельский пейзаж. 1880-е
«Крымский пейзаж с кипарисами»
Утесы горы Кошки в Симеизе. Крым
Гавриил Павлович Кондратенко родился в 21 марта 1854 года в селе Павло-Куракино Городищевского уезда Пензенской губернии. Первоначальное образование получил в Сердобском уездном училище. Уже здесь Кондратенко начал делать первые шаги в искусстве: его рисунки — пока неумелые, робкие — уже многое обещали: они были выразительны, несли в себе опыт юного человека, неравнодушного к окружающему миру. Существование в Сердобске, совсем не праздничное, оставило след в жизни будущего живописца. Гавриил с благодарностью вспоминал людей, поддержавших его в то время.
Дальнейшее обучение Кондратенко продолжил в Харьковской школе М.Д. Ивановой-Раевской. Окончив ее в 1873 году, он становится вольноприходящим учеником Императорской Академии художеств в Санкт-Петербурге.
В начале творческого пути Гавриил Павлович занимался исторической живописью — его взял к себе в мастерскую К.Ф. Гун. Со смертью учителя, которую благодарный ученик воспринял как личную потерю, Кондратенко стал учеником натурного класса по пейзажной живописи — его вел барон М.К. Клодт. Время обучения Кондратенко в Академии художеств было достаточно плодотворным для него. В 1877 и 1879 годах он получает две первых серебряных медали, в 1880 году художник удостаивается еще двух серебряных медалей.
В 1882 году художник успешно заканчивает Академию художеств: совет Академии награждает выпускника малой золотой медалью и присваивает ему звание классного художника второй степени за исполненную им для конкурса работу «Ночь в Бахчисарае.»
«Окончив классы», Кондратенко уезжает путешествовать: Крым, Кавказ, другие уголки России — маршрут его поездок. Уроженец средней полосы России, Кондратенко был потрясен южными «лунными ночами», столь непохожими на те, к которым он привык. Он с интересом пишет эти «ночи», отрабатывая эффекты, возникающие при лунном освещении. К этому времени относится написание многих красочных видов в стиле «экзотического» пейзажа.
Во время одной из поездок в Крым в 1880-е годы у художника произошла встреча, которая на долгое время определила его жизнь. Кондратенко, человек неравнодушный, случайно встретил в Севастополе нищую женщину. Ее облик, в котором сочеталось благородство и крайняя униженность, поразил его воображение. Скоро он выяснил, что несчастная в прошлом была сестрой милосердия. Во время Русско-турецкой войны 1877–1878 годов она, рискуя жизнью, спасала раненых бойцов. Но вот закончилась война — и вместе со своими подругами, тоже сестрами милосердия, женщина оказалась без средств к существованию.
Возвратившись в Санкт-Петербург, Кондратенко, потрясенный увиденным, тут же прибег ко всем имеющимся в его распоряжении знакомствам и организовал благотворительную выставку — в пользу сестер милосердия. Итогом его дальнейших «стараний» стала созданная в 1882 году новая организация — «Санкт-Петербургский попечительский комитет о сестрах Красного креста». Позднее попечительский комитет стала курировать принцесса Евгения Максимилиановна Ольденбургская, внучка императора Николая I. В честь ее небесной покровительницы, святой Евгении, организация позднее получила название «Община святой Евгении».
В 1900-х годах Кондратенко принимает активное участие в организации строительства храма Святой Ольги в селе Выбуты. По инициативе художника проходят благотворительные выставки, и благодаря щедрым пожертвованиям храм был выстроен — правда, в городе Киеве.
В настоящее время работы мастера представлены в Государственной Третьяковской галерее, Русском музее и во многих других государственных и частных коллекциях России, Белоруссии и Украины.
Букет глициний. 1900-е
Цветы в корзине
Натюрморт с васильками. 1900-е
Корзина с незабудками
|1TB lifetime Zoolz cloud storage for $30 (Deal of the Day)||Here’s a question for you: what do you do with all of your downloaded music, pictures, documents, and other media? Chances are good you are backing some of that up either automatically or manually. And, if you’re like a lot of Android users, you’re probably tapping into Google Drive for help. What happens, though, when […]|
|Google Drive vs. Dropbox||The cloud storage wars have begun. With the relatively recent unveiling of the online file sharing project, known as Drive, Google has produced another great product. Google continues to innovate in the world of technology. Consider the following list of five considerations when deciding whether...|
|Nokia establishes special unit to help large-scale Chinese internet firms expand overseas|
The team, which will be part of Nokia's strategy organization and led by Chief Strategy Officer Kathrin Buvac, aims to support and accelerate the international expansion of large-scale Chinese internet firms, focusing on areas like data centers, cloud, IP routing, transport and services. Nokia will also lend its expertise in new, growing technologies including edge cloud, artificial intelligence and machine learning. The creation of the unit supports Nokia's strategy of expanding its busi...
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|Choosing the right payroll service|
Those who run a business have two main choices, either to pay the employees themselves or hire payroll service. Those firms that don’t have an accounting background and are not fluent with tax laws end up hiring payroll services that fulfill their accounting need. Activities of payroll services are usually carried out by experienced and professional accountants who have in-depth experience and knowledge in payroll management.
Before picking a payment service, it is important to understand the task of a payroll provider including its service cost and they benefits offered. Many small businesses use local payroll service that operates in their region while many others elect to use online payroll services which are accessible from anywhere. Online payroll services usually work in the cloud …
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|Raymond Volk||Services celebrating the life of Raymond H. Volk, 80, of Sartell will be 11 a.m. June 15 at Grace Lutheran Church in Becker. Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery. Ray died Sunday at the St. Cloud Hospital. There will be a visitation after 10 a.m. June 15 at the church in Becker. Arrangements are being made by the Miller-Carlin Funeral Homes. Ray was born April 16, 1937 in Clements to Raymond and Hazel (Iesh) Volk. He grew up in Redwood Falls and entered the U.S. Navy where he served from [...]|
|Gary’s Blog: 25 Lessons You Must Learn to Be an Effective Leader|
1. One Life
You only get one at-bat in this game. Leave it all on the field. Carry no regrets. Look yourself in the mirror and ask, “What do I want to do for the rest of my life?” Do that. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.
2. Success Leaves Clues
Find a mentor that has what you want and learn from them! Spend time developing yourself daily, until your idols become your rivals.
3. When You Do Something, Something Happens
Motion creates emotion. All-out, massive action equals massive results.
4. All Excuses Are Equal
You want more than you have now? Prove it. You want to be the very best there is? Get out there and earn it.
5. Find Your ‘Why’ to Find Your Way
What drives you? If it's important enough, you'll find a way. If not, you'll find an excuse. Losers cry about the way they want it to be instead of reacting to the way it actually is.
6. Aspire to Inspire Before You Expire
Behind every smile is a story. Behind every story there is often a storm. Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud.
7. Make Your Mess Your Message
Don’t be ashamed of your story; it’ll inspire others.
8. Do What You Gotta Do, So You Can Do What You Wanna Do
When you focus on problems, you'll have more problems. When you focus on possibilities, you'll have more opportunities.
9. Focus on the Fundamentals
99% of the things you worry about don’t matter. Get back to basics. They never change.
10. Under-Promise, Over-Deliver
Play the long-game. People matter. Relationships matter. Build lifetime value. Earn the sale.
11. People Don’t Know What They Don’t Know…Until They Know
Help ‘em learn, help ‘em get there. They can be taught. Never doubt your own experience.
12. Listen Louder
People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. Seek to understand before seeking to be understood.
13. Facts Tell, Stories Sell
Tell stories that show your business is human in the way it helps other humans. Make it a goal to have others say to themselves, “me too,” not “so what.”
14. People Hear Your Music, Not Your Words
Lead with passion. People want to be inspired to follow a vision. It’s your job to give that to them. Are you talking to them or at them?
15. Be a Product of the Products
Spark curiosity and conversations, and become a walking billboard for your success. Show that the products got you there.
16. Act Your Wage
Hustle isn't just working on the things you like. It means doing the things you don't enjoy so you can do the things you love.
17. If People Aren’t Interested in What You’re Doing, it's Because You’re Not Interesting
People follow passionate people who are in motion and know where they’re going. Attract what you expect, reflect what you desire, become what you respect and mirror what you admire.
18. Be the Leader You Wish You Had
Stop looking for a leader and be one! Don't be afraid to follow a different path. This is the definition of a leader.
19. Each One, Reach One; Each One, Teach One
It doesn’t matter what works, it only matters what duplicates. Your team will follow your example, not your advice.
20. The Fortune is in the Follow-up
Four exposures is the magic number. Jab, jab, jab, right hook. Give, give, give, ask (for business). When you provide a ton of value upfront, a funny thing happens—you practically guilt people into buying.
21. From Success to Significance
When you find success, never stop doing the things that got you there. Keep pounding the rock. Making a positive difference starts with people helping people. That's what gives your life true meaning.
22. NetWORK Marketing, Not NOTwork Marketing
Too many people who are self-employed act like they’re unemployed. The secret to success in network marketing is work!
23. Less Ego, More We Go
One team, one dream. One vision, one mission. Leadership is not about titles, positions or flow charts; it’s about one life influencing another.
24. The More We’re Blessed, the More of a Blessing We Must Be
Pass along your gifts and share your experiences with the people you love and care about most!
25. Be More
Do more, see more, help more, share more, inspire more. Always strive to be better than you were yesterday. Forget everyone else. Compete against yourself. Push yourself. Look in the mirror...that's your competition.
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|Writing a Voice Activated SharePoint Todo List - IoT App on RPi|
Ever wanted to write a voice activated system on an IoT device to keep track of your “todo list”, hear your commands being played back, and have the system send you a text message with your todo list when it’s time to walk out the door? Well, I did. In this blog post, I will provide a high level overview of the technologies I used, why I used them, a few things I learned along the way, and partial code to assist with your learning curve if you decide to jump on this. I also had the pleasure of demonstrating this prototype at Microsoft’s Community Connections in Atlanta in front of my colleagues.
How It Works
I wanted to build a system using 2 Raspberry Pis (one running Windows 10 IoT Core, and another running Raspbian) that achieved the following objectives:
The overall solution looks like this:
In order to achieve the above objectives, I used the following bill of materials:
Things to Know
Creating a prototype involving the above technologies will inevitably lead you to collect a few nuggets along the way. Here are a few.
Disable Windows 10 IoT Core Updates
While disabling updates is generally speaking not recommended, IoT projects usually require a predictable environment that does not reboot in the middle of a presentation. In order to disable Windows Updates on this O/S I used information published Mike Branstein on his blog: http://bit.ly/2rcOXt9
Try different hardware, and keep your receipts…
I had to try a few different components to find the right ones; the normally recommended S-150 USB Logitech speakers did not work for me; I lost all my USB ports and network connectivity as soon as I plugged it in. Neither did the JLab USB Laptop speakers. I also tried the 7.1 Channel USB External Sound Card but was unable to make it work (others were successful). For audio input, I also tried the VAlinks Mini Flexible USB microphone; while it worked well, it picked up too much noise compared to the AKIRO, and became almost unusable in a room with 20 people where you have background noise.
Hotel WiFi Connections
This was one of the most frustrating part of this whole experience on Windows 10 IoT Core. You should know that this operating system does not currently come equipped with a browser. This means that you cannot easily connect to a hotel network since this usually requires starting a browser so that you can enter a user id and password provided by the hotel. Further more, since there is also no possible way to “forget” a previously registered network, you can find yourself in a serious bind… I first purchased the Skyroam Mobile Hotspot, hoping it would provide the answer. Unfortunately the only time I tried it, in Tampa Florida, the device could not obtain a connection. So I ended up adding a browser object into my UWP application and force it to refresh a specific image every time I start the app; this will force the hotel login page to show up when needed. I am still looking for a good solution to this problem.
How It Looks Like
A picture is worth a thousand words… so here is the complete setup:
Since this is an ongoing prototype I will not share the complete code at this time; however I will share a few key components/techniques I used to make this work.
I used both continuous dictation speech recognition, and grammar-based recognition from the Microsoft Speech Recognition API. The difference is that the first one gives you the ability to listen to “anything” being said, and the other will only give you a set of results that match the expected grammar. Both methods give you a degree of confidence so you can decide if the command/text input was sufficiently clear. The following class provides a mechanism for detecting input either through continuous dictation or using a grammar file. The timeout ensures that you do not wait forever. This code also returns the confidence level of the capture.
For example, if you want to wait for a “yes/no” confirmation, with a 3 second timeout, you would call the above code as such:
And the yes/no grammar file looks like this:
Calling Enzo Unified using HTTPS to Add a SharePoint Item
Another important part of the code is its ability to interact with other services through Enzo Unified, so that no SDK is needed on the UWP application. For an overview on how to access SharePoint Online through Enzo Unified, see this previous blog post.
The following code shows how to easily add an item to a SharePoint list through Enzo Unified. Posting this request to Enzo requires two parameters (added as headers) called “name” and “data” (data is an XML string containing the column names and values to be added as a list item).
And the SendRequestAsync method below shows you how to call Enzo Unified. Note that I added two cache control filters to avoid HTTP caching, and additional flags for calling Enzo Unified on an HTTPS port where a self-signed certificate is installed.
Last but not least, the BuildHttpWebRequest method looks like this; it ensures that the proper authentication headers are added, along with the authentication identifier for Enzo:
Text to Speech
There is also the Text to Speech aspect, where the system speaks back what it heard, before confirming and acting on the command. Playing back is actually a bit strange in the sense that it requires a UI thread. In addition, it seems that Windows 10 IoT Core and Raspberry Pi don’t play nice together; it seems that every time a playback occurs, a loud tick can be heard before and after. A solution appears to be using USB speakers, but none worked for me. The code below simply plays back a specific text and waits a little while in an attempt to give enough time for the playback to finish (the code is non-blocking, so the SpinWait attempts to block the code until completion of the playback).
Calling the above code is trivial:
The code in python was trivial to build; this RPi was responsible for monitoring events in the Azure Service Bus and turning on/off the LED attached to it. The following pseudo code shows how to call Enzo Unified from Python without using any SDK:
This prototype demonstrated that while there were a few technical challenges along the way, it was relatively simple to build a speech recognition engine that can understand commands using Windows 10 IoT Core, .NET, and the Microsoft Speech Recognition SDK.
Further more, the intent of this project was also to demonstrate that Enzo Unified made it possible to code against multiple services without the need for an SDK on the client side regardless of the platform and the development language. Abstracting SDKs through simple HTTP calls makes it possible to access Twilio, SharePoint Online, Azure services and much more without any additional libraries on the client system.
About Herve Roggero
Herve Roggero, Microsoft Azure MVP, @hroggero, is the founder of Enzo Unified (http://www.enzounified.com/). Herve's experience includes software development, architecture, database administration and senior management with both global corporations and startup companies. Herve holds multiple certifications, including an MCDBA, MCSE, MCSD. He also holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from Indiana University. Herve is the co-author of "PRO SQL Azure" and “PRO SQL Server 2012 Practices” from Apress, a PluralSight author, and runs the Azure Florida Association.
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|Deleting old AZURE backups with Powershell|
As companies begin migrating to AZURE, DBAs are tempted to save terrestrial (non-AZURE) backup files to “the cloud” to leverage the unlimited amount of space that is available. No more alarms in the middle of the night due to a lack of disk space. Ole Hallengren has even added this option to his maintenance solution (https://ola.hallengren.com/). Others have also followed suit.
The trouble is that most backup solutions do not have a way to clean up old blob backup files. This little script will clean up files older that the “$daystokeep” parameter.
$daysToKeep = 7
$context = New-AzureStorageContext -StorageAccountName $storageAccount -StorageAccountKey $storageAccessKey
$EGBlobs = Get-AzureStorageBlob -Container $storageContainer -Context $context | sort-object LastModified | select lastmodified, name
foreach($blob in $EGBlobs)
Remove-AzureStorageBlob -Blob $blob.name -Container $storageContainer -Context $context
You must of course set your own parameter values, but the script is pretty simple and blindly removes every file older than 7 days from the storage container named “prodbackups”. With a little tweaking, you can filter by extension type or particular file name or pattern.
I have a version of this script in my maintenance plan, and run it every night. Although there is an unlimited amount of space available in the cloud, leaving all of your backup files on a storage account without a little cleanup can get very expensive. All of that storage comes at a price.
|Versum Materials Achieves SaaS-First, Cloud-Only Infrastructure with Neudesic's Cloud Architecture, Office365 Deployment and Managed Services|
IRVINE, Calif., June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Neudesic, a nationally recognized business and technology consulting firm, has partnered with Versum Materials, a leading electronic materials company, to successfully design and deploy an agile cloud-only infrastructure and an effective...
|Technical Content Developer||Qualys is looking for an experienced technical blog writer to create marketing blogs, technical white papers for our IT security and compliance solutions in the cloud.
The applicant must possess experience in technical white paper writing/technical blog writing with 5+ years content development experience for IT products.
In this role you'll communicate internally with Developers, Support engineers and Product Management to create on-line blog content, technical white papers and other written marketing content that helps our customers understand the product objectives, feature usage and concepts in a simple and catchy way.
The perfect applicant has worked with networking and/or security products, and is passionate about creating helpful technical content in a modern way.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- Solid understanding of all sections related to the anatomy of a blog/white paper.
- Expertise to operate independently and as a member of a team.
|DevOps Support Engineer - CloudBees - Vancouver, BC||Basic knowledge of shell scripting (CMD, KSH). CloudBees is the Enterprise Jenkins Company and continuous delivery (CD) leader....|
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|Re: TMUP 261: Cloudy Skies|
I used Intego back before the Sophos free option was out. The free Sophos is only av. The Intego does way more than that. And clam is decent but not as user friendly. So yes as always you choose what fits your needs best. I'll stick with Sophos for right now.
|Re: TMUP 261: Cloudy Skies|
I'll try blowing out all the app plist files and reinstall from start. Maybe I missed it because of a hung plist file.
|Steve Dembo and Lindsay Hopins: "Top 10 Web 2.0 Tools"||Web 2.0: Entirely web based, interactive, plays well with others|
Crappy Graphs: This allows quick and easy basic graphs. You can download or embed these graphs.
Wall Wisher: Allows you to put sticky notes on things. This works well for quick, collaborative note taking. You can drag notes around to use like a concept map.
Delicious: Social bookmarking.
Let Me Google That For You: Shows people how to Google. It shows a screencast of typing in terms and pulling up the search terms.
ipadio: Allows quick easy mobile podcasts. You must register to use the site, but there is no charge. The resulting audios have embed codes and automatically makes an iTunes podcast.
Blabberize: Allows you to use any photo and "Blabberize" (make the person/animal) speak. This would work well for having famous people tell autobiographies. The result is an embed code.
Animoto: This is free for one year for educators. It allows you to make music videos using your own videos. You can upload yur own images, rearrange them, add text, highlight images (so they'll stay up longer). You can use your own audio or use the audio they've provided for free. It adds in all the transitions and visual effects so allows students to quickly make the videos. This would work well for a photo collage for a year-end festival.
Wordle: Allows you to create word clouds. If you want to take it to the next level, use Word Sift. In Word Sift, you paste in text. It creates a word cloud that is not as visually appealing as Wordle, but it allows you to interact with the words (e.g., highlight language arts words or social studies). You can choose a single word to bring up a visual thesaurus and the application will also bring in related images from Google images.
Glogster: There are two versions: public and educational. Glogster allows you to create visual e-boards with embedded media (inc., sounds, videos, and pictures).
Notes on this session are available here.
|Surviving the Desert: A Lesson Plan|
Surviving the Desert
Developed Christy G. Keeler, Ph.D.
Geographic Alliance in Nevada
Grade Level: 7-12
Time: 100 minutes separated into two days (plus homework reading requirements)
Overview: Using Grand Canyon as a case study, this lesson introduces students to desert survival issues by having them read about desert survival, evaluate possible hiking routes given Grand Canyon maps and related data, and develop a safety pamphlet for use by those visiting and planning to hike in Grand Canyon region. The lesson concludes by having students compare their instructional pamphlets with actual safety and hiking pamphlets of Grand Canyon.
Connection to National Geography Standards
The World in Spatial TermsMaterials
• Computers for every six students (with printer access)Objectives
• Students will identify geographic structures of desert regions with specific attention to Grand Canyon.Procedure
Distribute copies of the following chapters and book sections to students to read for homework. Provide each student with a different reading to ensure the class completes all readings. Every student in each group of six should have a different reading and both the Desert Survival and Death in Grand Canyon books should be represented in each group. Student must prepare a brief assignment including the following items:Day Two
1. Provide credit based on student ability to actively collaborate with a group to complete the pamphlet and their ability to collaborate in the whole class group for the project analysis.Extending the Lesson
• Have students replicate this lesson for a national park in another region and ecosystem of the United States.
This lesson is available at http://keelerthoughts.blogspot.com/2009/07/surviving-desert-lesson-plan.html
or in downloadable Microsoft Word format.
|This isn't the iPhone 8 - but it's probably really, really close||
It's getting harder and harder to think of opening sentences for all these iPhone 8 rumours, so I'll just get on with it: There's a new iPhone 8 video, crystal clear, showing the device from all sides.
There's one caveat: It's not really the iPhone 8. It's a device manufactured via CNC process, based on 3D CAD plans which allegedly come "directly from the factory in charge of building the new iPhone."
The video, courtesy of @onleaks and Tigermobiles, gives us a detailed look of a device that matches all the latest iPhone 8 rumours.
It has a vertically placed dual rear camera, no visible fingerprint sensor, a screen that covers the entire front side of the phone (save the dip on top to accommodate the sensors and the selfie camera), and a steel frame painted black to match the slightly curved black glass on both sides.
Toward the end of the video, the device is precisely measured from all sides: It's 14.35mm long, 7.5mm thick and 71.03mm wide.
One slightly worrying fact: That camera bump on the back is not small by any means; it adds 1.63mm to the phone's thickness for a total of 9.13mm.
To see how all this would look in a case, check out the image below, courtesy of case manufacturer Nodus.
The company claims it had also received CAD models of the new phone from the supply chain, and has already designed a leather/polycarbonate case to match it.
There's nothing here that we haven't seen before, but it is by far the best view of the iPhone 8 we've gotten so far.
However, keep in mind that even if those CAD designs are accurate, it's still possible that Apple will change some details before the phone goes into production.
Read the full article here.
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 12:12
|Apple's iPhone turns 10, bumpy start forgotten||
Apple's iPhone turns 10 this week, evoking memories of a rocky start for the device that ended up doing most to start the smartphone revolution and stirring interest in where it will go from here.
Apple has sold more than 1 billion iPhones since June 29, 2007, but the first iPhone, which launched without an App Store and was restricted to the AT&T network, was limited compared to today's version.
After sluggish initial sales, Apple slashed the price to spur holiday sales that year.
"The business model for year one of the iPhone was a disaster," Tony Fadell, one of the Apple developers of the device, told Reuters in an interview on Wednesday. "We pivoted and figured it out in year two."
The very concept of the iPhone came as a surprise to some of Apple's suppliers a decade ago, even though Apple, led by CEO Steve Jobs, had already expanded beyond computers with the iPod.
"We still have the voicemail from Steve Jobs when he called the CEO and founder here," said David Bairstow at Skyhook, the company that supplied location technology to early iPhones.
"He thought he was being pranked by someone in the office and it took him two days to call Steve Jobs back."
The iPhone hit its stride in 2008 when Apple introduced the App Store, which allowed developers to make and distribute their mobile applications with Apple taking a cut of any revenue.
Ten years later, services revenue is a crucial area of growth for Apple, bringing in $24.3 billion (S$33.5 billion) in revenue last year.
Fans and investors are now looking forward to the 10th anniversary iPhone 8, expected this fall, asking whether it will deliver enough new features to spark a new generation to turn to Apple.
That new phone may have 3-D mapping sensors, support for "augmented reality" apps that would merge virtual and real worlds, and a new display with organic LEDs, which are light and flexible, according to analysts at Bernstein Research.
A decade after launching into a market largely occupied by BlackBerry and Microsoft devices, the iPhone now competes chiefly with phones running Google's Android software, which is distributed to Samsung Electronics and other manufacturers around the world.
Even though most of the world's smartphones now run on Android, Apple still garners most of the profit in the industry with its generally higher-priced devices.
More than 2 billion people now have smartphones, according to data from eMarketer, and Fadell, who has worked for both Apple and Alphabet, sees that as the hallmark of success.
"Being able to democratize computing and communication across the entire world is absolutely astounding to me," Fadell said.
"It warms my heart because that's something Steve tried to do with the Apple II and the Mac, which was the computer for the rest of us. It's finally here, 30 years later."
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 09:54
|Apple secrets: Most leaks come out of the mothership||
LOS ANGELES - Apple is known for its secrecy, but journalists and bloggers have nonetheless reported about many of the company's recent products beforehand.
A new report now suggests that most of these leaks come directly from Apple employees, as opposed to contract manufacturers.
The Outline got its hands on a recording of an internal briefing on Apple's fight against leaks. The company is running an internal global security team to fight leaks, and hunt down leakers.
The team is being led by former members of US spy agencies, and reportedly spent three years on investigating, and eventually unmasking, one leaker.
These kinds of internal investigations aren't unheard of in tech. Most of the big tech companies employ internal security teams for this very purpose, and often use a number of tricks to unmask leakers.
However, Apple is unique in that it manufactures large numbers of devices in secrecy in order to be able to sell the next iPhone just days after it is being announced.
In the past, this often led to leaks coming out of the massive factories in China that make Apple's products.
But Apple and its contract manufacturers have reportedly been able to crack down on leaks at manufacturers in recent years.
In 2013, employees at factories assembling the iPhone stole some 19,000 enclosures before the device was even announced, and then sold them on the black market.
In 2014, that number was down to 387. By 2016, Apple only had 4 stolen enclosures.
These enclosures are particularly sensitive for Apple, since they reveal the screen size, ports and other key elements of a device.
However, while leaks overseas have been stopped, there is still plenty of leaking going on at Apple itself.
That why the company is encouraging employees not to talk to anyone, not even their families, about their work. That approach seems to have its limits, as the leaked recording about leaking shows.
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其开发人员标榜Elementary OS是“Windows和OS X快速又开放的替代品”，这款漂亮精致基于Ubuntu LTS的桌面Linux发行版，第一版发行于2011年，目前发行的是第三个稳定版本（代号“Freya”）。
9. Arch Linux
虽然社区企业操作系统（Community ENTerprise Operating System）是Linux服务器最有名最常用的发行版，但是它的桌面版本还在继续不断完善中。
另外，它的稳健性、稳定性、和100％二进制兼容性，也使之成为了Red Hat Enterprise Linux的头号劲敌——特别是对云VPS供应商——也许这就是发行版持续增长的主要原因之一。
基于Fedora Project（Red Hat支持），世界性社区范围的志愿者和开发人员的构建和维护，Fedora之所以能够持续几年成为使用最广泛的发行版之一，是因为它有三个主要的可用版本（Workstation （用于台式机） ，Server edition和Cloud image），以及ARM版本用于基于ARM（通常为headless）的服务器。
不过，也许Fedora最显着的特点是，它总是在领衔整合新的软件包版本和技术到发行版中。此外， Red Hat Enterprise Linux和CentOS的新版本基于Fedora。
既可作为一个滚动发布，又可当作是一个独立的定期发布版本，openSUSE根据其开发人员的不同，是系统管理员、开发人员和桌面用户Linux发行版的选择，无论你的经验水平处于哪种级别（受到初学者和极客们的一致好评）。最重要的是，著名又屡获殊荣的SUSE Linux Enterprise产品基于openSUSE。
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This new mix fits right in with my love of all things NASA and my love of electronic music. What sets this one apart is the sequencing of the tracks. The titles of the tracks take you on the Juno mission from start to finish. Going from "We Launch Tonight" to "Arrival" to "Ganymede" to "Cloud Shaping" to "The Last Message."
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Otras características: Acorde RoHS: Si Adaptador de gráficos a bordo de frecuencia dinámica (max): 1100 MHz Adaptador de gráficos a bordo versión DirectX: 11.1 Adaptador de tarjeta grafica a bordo: 0x412 Adaptador gráfico en tablero: Si Altura: 335 mm Ancho: 101 mm Ancho de banda de memoria soportada por el procesador (max): 25,6 GB/s Arquitectura del sistema operativo: 64 bits Cables incluidos: Corriente alterna Caché Intel®igente de Intel®: Si Caché del procesador: 6 MB Canales de memoria que admite el procesador: Dual Cantidad de DisplayPorts: 1 Cantidad de puertos USB 2.0: 4 Cantidad de puertos VGA (D-Sub): 1 Cantidad de puertos tipo A USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1): 2 Cantidad de unidades ópticas: 1 Capacidad de disco duro: 500 GB Capacidad total de almacenaje: 500 GB Caracteristicas técnicas de la solución térmica: PCG 2013D Certificado Energy Star: Si Circuito integrado de tarjeta madre: Intel H81 Color del producto: Negro Configuraciones PCI Express: 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 Configuración de CPU (máximo): 1 Conformidad EPEAT: Oro Disposición de la memoria: 1 x 4 GB ECC que admite el procesador: No Entrada de línea: Si Escalabilidad: 1S Escalonamiento: C0 Estados de inactividad: Si Ethernet: Si Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) cantidad de puertos: 1 Ethernet LAN, velocidad de transferencia de datos: 10,100,1000 Mbit/s Etiquetado de segmentos Intel®: Enterprise, Profesional Execute Disable Bit: Si Familia de adaptador de gráficos incorporado: Intel HD Graphics Familia de procesador: 4ª generación de procesadores Intel® Core™ i5 Frecuencia base de gráficos a bordo: 350 MHz Frecuencia del procesador: 3,2 GHz Frecuencia del procesador turbo: 3,40 GHz Fuente de alimentación: 240 W Fuente de alimentación, frecuencia de entrada: 50/60 Fuente de alimentación, voltaje de entrada: 100 - 240 Intel Hyper-Threading: No Intel® 64: Si Intel® AES Nuevas instrucciones (Intel® AES-NI): Si Intel® Enhanced Halt State: Si Intel® Insider™: Si Intel® OS Guard: Si Intel® Secure Key: Si Intel® TSX-NI: No Intel® Tecnología InTru™ 3D: Si Interfaz del disco duro: Serial ATA III La tecnología Intel® vPro™: No Litografía de IMC y Gráficos: 22 nm Litografía del procesador: 22 nm Manual de usuario: Si Memoria interna: 4 GB Memoria interna máxima: 16 GB Memoria interna máxima que admite el procesador: 32 GB Memoria máxima del adaptador de gráficos incorporado: 1,024 GB Micrófono, jack de entrada: Si Modelo de gráficos en tarjeta: Intel HD Graphics 4600 Modelo del procesador: i5-4460 Modo de procesador operativo: 32-bit, 64 bits Número de discos duros instalados: 1 Número de filamentos de procesador: 4 Número de núcleos de procesador: 4 Número de pantallas soportadas por el adaptador gráfico de a bordo: 3 Número de procesadores instalados: 1 Número de puertos 3.5": 2 Número de puertos 5.25": 1 Número de unidades de almacenamiento instaladas: 1 Número máximo de buses PCI Express: 16 Opciones integradas disponibles: Si Pantalla incluida: No Peso: 6,6 kg Potencia de diseño térmico (TDP): 84 W Procesador ARK ID: 80817 Procesador libre de conflictos: Si Procesador nombre en clave: Haswell Profundidad: 382 mm Programa de Plataforma de Imagen Estable de Intel® (SIPP): No Protección con contraseña: BIOS,Supervisor,User Protección mediante contraseña: Si Puerto DVI: No Puerto de ratón PS/2: 2 Puerto serial: 1 Ranura para cable de seguridad: Si Ranuras de memoria: 2x DIMM Ranuras x1 PCI Express: 2 Ranuras x16 PCI Express: 1 Salidas para auriculares: 1 Serie del procesador: Intel Core i5-4400 Desktop series Set de instrucciones soportadas: AVX 2.0 Sistema de refrigeración por agua: No Sistema operativo instalado: Windows 8.1 Pro Socket de procesador: LGA 1150 (Socket H3) System bus data transfer rate: 5 GT/s Tamaño de disco duro: 3.5" Tamaño del paquete de procesador: 37.5 Tcase: 72,72 °C Tecnología Clear Video HD de Intel® (Intel® CVT HD): Si Tecnología FDI de Intel®: Si Tecnología Intel® Quick Sync Video: Si Tecnología Intel® Turbo Boost: 2.0 Tecnología My WiFi de Intel® (Intel® MWT): Si Tecnología SpeedStep mejorada de Intel: Si Tecnología Thermal Monitoring de Intel: Si Tecnología Trusted Execution de Intel®: No Tecnología anti-robo de Intel® (Intel® AT): Si Tecnología de cableado: 10/100/1000Base-T(X) Tecnología de protección de identidad de Intel® (Intel® IPT): Si Tecnología de virtualización Intel® (VT-x): Si Tecnología de virtualización de Intel® para E / S dirigida (VT-d): Si Tipo de cache en procesador: Smart Cache Tipo de chasis: SFF Tipo de memoria interna: DDR3-SDRAM Tipo de producto: PC Tipo de ranura de bloqueo del cable: Kensington Tipo de unidad óptica: DVD±RW Tipos de bus: DMI Tipos de memoria que admite el procesador: DDR3-SDRAM Unidad de almacenamiento: Unidad de disco duro VT-x de Intel® con Extended Page Tables (EPT): Si Velocidad de memoria del reloj: 1600 MHz Velocidad de reloj de memoria que admite el procesador: 1333,1600 MHz Velocidad de rotación de disco duro: 7200 RPM Versión Intel® TSX-NI: 0.00 Versión de Intel® Identity Protection Technology: 1.00 Versión de Intel® Secure Key Technology: 1.00 Versión de Intel® Small Business Advantage (SBA): 1.00 Versión de entradas de PCI Express: 3.0 Versión del programa Intel® de plataforma de imagen estable: 0.00 Wireless Display de Intel® (Intel® WiDi): Si código de procesador: SR1QK
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